Amazima Ministries is blessed with a fantastic team of servants who work tirelessly to serve God and love others. It takes many people loving the Lord and working diligently to run an operation of such magnitude to truly changes lives and impact communities, both in Uganda and in the United States. We are privileged to introduce you to our team.
|Katie Davis, Founder and Executive Director|
|Brad Lang – In-Country Operations Manager
Serving as our project guru and go-to field hand, Brad is a huge asset to the Amazima team and has been on staff with us since 2010. With degrees in construction and education, Brad oversees many of the behind-the-scenes, laborious and crucial details of our ministry outreach. His servant heart, work ethic, problem-solving talents, and devotion to Christ are a blessing to our whole team!
|Oliver Nakawunde – School Sponsorship Program Director
Oliver brings strong organization skills and a deeply rooted knowledge of and love for the communities we serve. Oliver coordinates everything sponsorship related on the ground in Uganda, keeping up relationships with the schools we send our children to, visiting children in their homes to ensure their safety and happiness, and tracking the progress of each child in the program.
|Christine Alloyo – Social Worker and Counselor
Christine possesses a playful spirit and a heart that loves Jesus. She is the perfect social worker because the children and community members adore her! Christine is in charge of community health care and HIV counseling in Masese. She gently teaches the people of this community how to best care for themselves and their children and takes them for routine check-ups and emergency care when there is an illness that we cannot treat in the village. She also helps Oliver with home visits and assessments of sponsored children.
|Patrick Ouma – Supply Manager and Feeding Program Director
Patrick provides new ideas and much wisdom to our organization, but always with great humility. Patrick oversees the feeding of all our children, both at the school in Masese and at the fellowship site on Saturdays. He manages the relationships with food suppliers and the communities surrounding the areas in which we serve. He is excited about managing the new community garden where Amazima will grow our own food for our feeding programs and teach the community agricultural skills.
|Raoul Mugosa – Youth Minister
Raoul contributes wonderful creativity and discipleship to the children we serve. On Saturday Raoul leads hours of worship and Bible teaching with the children who are sponsored through Amazima. Throughout the week, Raoul teaches Bible studies in Masese, at the 4 different schools that sponsored children attend, and in the home villages of these children. We desire for these children AND their entire families to come to know the love of Jesus. He also organizes special events for these communities where people from all over come to learn about the life of Jesus and His death and resurrection.
|Joanne Mataru and Josepine Nalule (shown left to right) – Saturday Cooks
With their loving and joyful spirits, these women make sure our children and staff eat delicious meals every Saturday. We so appreciate their desire to serve the Amazima children and in doing so, glorify the Lord.
|Andrew Wandera – Grounds Keeper
Keeping up with acres of land used by over 600 children and sometimes their family members is a big job. Yet Andrew does it with determination and lots of hard work!
|Elijah Lolem – Masese Program Associate
Trustworthy and hard-working, Elijah oversees our feeding program in Masese, including the cooks and servants who help us serve food each day. A resident of Masese and from the Karimojong tribe, Elijah knows the community and the children at the Masese feeding site well. He is sold out for Jesus and uses every opportunity to share his faith.
|Harriet Kawala and Aidah Nabirye (shown left to right) – Teachers
These women patiently teach the kindergarten and pre-schoolers at the Masese school. In a year, they have turned a rowdy crew of toddlers into well-mannered, studious pupils. They are impacting the future of their students in a profound way.
|Sarah Kaluya, James Amanyo, Joel Ayiko (shown left to right) and Pius (not pictured) – Masese Cooks
Cooking for 1600 children daily is not an easy task but our four awesome cooks do it with smiles on their faces. Over the last two years they have perfected the art of serving this many people quickly and efficiently.
|Laura Sserunjogi Steele – Accountant/Administrative Assistant
Detailed and willing, Laura serves behind the scenes in the Amazima office keeping track of our financial records and statements. We have come to rely on her faithfulness and diligence.
|Brenda Davenport – Stateside Operations Manager
With Amazima since early 2011, Brenda oversees all of our stateside operations including finances, sponsorship fulfillment, communications, donor care and jewelry distribution. She brings to the team diverse experience, enthusiasm, meticulous attention to detail, and a heart ready to work as unto Christ alone.