Meet Our Team

Amazima Ministries is extremely blessed to have an incredible staff. An organization is only as strong as the people who are working toward the same purpose. Thankfully, we have a clear mission and some of the best people in the world.

Amazima is made up of eight staff members in the United States who serve the mission of the organization. In Uganda, Amazima is the home to nearly 70 staff members – the large majority of whom are native Ugandans. It is always our goal to provide jobs to Ugandans first, before Westerners, so they can support their families and their community.

Please pray for our staff as they work hard to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Executive Leadership

Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Founder & Executive Director

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Managing Director

Uganda Leadership

This team of gifted leaders oversees Amazima‘s programs in Uganda. From the sponsorship and feeding programs, to worship and Bible studies, to finance and administration, their dedicated servant leadership impacts every area of on the ground ministry.

Bradley Lang

Bradley Lang

Operations Director

Shana Penner

Shana Penner

Program Director

Oliver Nakawunde

Oliver Nakawunde

Sponsorship Program Director

Laura Sseruniogi Steele

Laura Sseruniogi Steele

Accountant/Administrative Assistant

Benard Mukama

Benard Mukama

Masese Project Manager

Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie

Head of School, Amazima Academy

Pastoral Staff

This team equips members of the Amazima staff to speak the truth in love to children in our program and their families. From leading staff Bible studies to developing plans for lifelong discipleship relationships, they seek to have Christ at the forefront of everything we do.

Richard Kalongo

Richard Kalongo

Youth Pastor

Benji Majors

Director of Discipleship and Planning

John Mark Hutcheson

Masese Discipleship Supervisor

Sponsorship Program Mentors

This team is the face of Amazima Ministries to the community members and families impacted by our sponsorship program. Mentors improve the quality of life of sponsored children by managing the social work aspects of Amazima‘s Sponsorship Program. They minister to the communities we serve by modeling God‘s love.

Naomi Tukei Akello

Naomi Tukei Akello

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Diana Akurut

Diana Akurut

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Vicky Alyano

Vicky Alyano

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Siraji (Peter) Bakubawa

Siraji (Peter) Bakubawa

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Haba Cypriano

Haba Cypriano

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Rebeccah Khakasa

Rebeccah Khakasa

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Judith Kyalimpa

Judith Kyalimpa

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Eric Muyinda

Eric Muyinda

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Annet Nyangoma

Annet Nyangoma

Sponsorship Program Mentor

James Okurut Senyonjjo

James Okurut Senyonjjo

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Geofrey Magala

Geofrey Magala

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Stateside Team

The stateside team provides operational support for Amazima‘s programs and ministry. Their work is integral in connecting our donors with the programs they support. This team oversees sponsorship, finances and donation processing, communications, donor development, prayer, and retail sales.

Erika Rogers

Erika Rogers

Finance & Administrative Manager

Derek Bell

Derek Bell

Programs Manager

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Prayer and Volunteer Coordinator

Kelli Reed

Kelli Reed

Finance Assistant

Brittney Meyer

Brittney Meyer

Social Media Coordinator

Jene Sarchet

Jene Sarchet

Assistant Finance Manager

Medical Staff

This team compassionately treats minor to moderate medical complaints of children in our Sponsorship Program and our Ugandan staff. Nurses closely monitor cases of particular concern and counsel their patients when no medical treatment is necessary.

Dr. Wasswa Yosam

Dr. Wasswa Yosam

Clinical Officer

Anne Mary Grate Oguzo

Anne Mary Grate Oguzo

Medical Director

Farm and Land Workers

This team is privileged to teach the Farming God‘s Way classes to local farmers. These hard working men maintain the Amazima compound, where they are responsible for daily operations on the demonstration farm, preparing food bags on Saturdays, and serving when manual labor is needed in the community.

Christopher Kramlich

Christopher Kramlich

Project Manager

Andrew Wandera

Andrew Wandera

Farm Supervisor

Joseph Okello

Joseph Okello

Farm Supervisor Assistant

Samuel Wandera

Samuel Wandera

Farming God's Way Trainer

James Olede

James Olede

Land Assistant

Traver Mukisa

Traver Mukisa

Land Assistant

Paddy Sekatawa

Paddy Sekatawa

Land Assistant

Masese Support Staff

The Masese Support Staff manages relationships with the Masese school and community. Our social workers counsel and support families as they face medical issues.

Elijah Lolem

Elijah Lolem

Masese School Program Supervisor

Christine Aloyo

Christine Aloyo

Social Worker

Masese Mentors

This group of mentors is the main point of contact between Amazima Ministries and the community of Masese. They are involved in community development initiatives, building relationships with children and community members, and focus on empowering the people of Masese through God’s love.

Rose Mufumbiro

Rose Mufumbiro

Head Masese Mentor

Peter Asiyo Okiru

Peter Asiyo Okiru

Masese Mentor

Clement Lomuria

Clement Lomuria

Masese Mentor

Sarah Natukunda

Sarah Natukunda

Masese Mentor

Stephen Ochieng

Stephen Ochieng

Masese Mentor

Masese Nursery Teachers

Our nursery teachers foster a love of learning in the young children of the Masese community by planning and implementing activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of these children. By introducing math and literacy concepts to the nursery level children at the Masese Co-Educational School, they are investing in the future of this community.

Harriet Kawala

Harriet Kawala

Head Nursery Teacher

Monic Byakika

Monic Byakika

Nursery Teacher

Aidah Nabirye

Aidah Nabirye

Nursery Teacher

Gladys Nabosa

Gladys Nabosa

Nursery Teacher

Mary Nakayuza

Mary Nakayuza

Nursery Teacher

Masese Cooks

This team of cooks prepares and serves breakfast and lunch for children at the Masese Co-Educational School and for other children within the Masese community. They ensure the Feeding Program runs efficiently and in an orderly manner as they serve 1,200 children each week.

Nicholas Draga

Nicholas Draga

Masese Cook

Sarah Kaluya

Sarah Kaluya

Masese Cook

Andrew Keem

Andrew Keem

Masese Cook

Elizabeth Mutonyi

Elizabeth Mutonyi

Masese Cook

Pius Ochakai

Pius Ochakai

Masese Cook

Ronald Oyukyi

Ronald Oyukyi

Masese Cook

Buziika Operations Team

This group of wonderful staff keeps the Amazima Ministries programs functioning by fulfilling a variety of duties and being quick to lend a helping hand. Whether it is driving the bus or cooking a meal, we are thankful for their positive attitudes and devotion to their work.

Patrick Ouma

Patrick Ouma

Operations Director's Assistant

Joan Maturu

Joan Maturu

Sponsorship Cook

Lucy Mion

Lucy Mion

Sponsorship Cook

Josephine Nalule

Josephine Nalule

Sponsorship Cook

Regina Nanyiro

Regina Nanyiro

Sponsorship Cook

Sam Onyimo

Sam Onyimo

Sponsorship Cook

Joseph Kahura Buyinza

Joseph Kahura Buyinza

School Bus Driver

Julliet Naigaga

Julliet Naigaga

Facilities Attendant

Agnes Nakuchu

Agnes Nakuchu

Facilities Attendant

Grounds and Security Team (Askaris)

This team of “askaris” provide protection to the people and property of Amazima Ministries. They routinely inspect the property for any suspicious activities and maintain the integrity of the compound by overseeing the entrance and exit of all persons.

Alfred Okolimong

Alfred Okolimong

Night Askari

William Kayondo

William Kayondo

Night Askari

Isaac Muwanguzi

Isaac Muwanguzi

Night Askari

Benedict Oundo

Benedict Oundo

Night Askari

Juma Thomas

Juma Thomas

Night Askari

Peter Wandera

Peter Wandera

Night Askari

Fred Mutenderwa

Fred Mutenderwa

Day Askari

Abraham Sseguja

Abraham Sseguja

Day Askari