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 Majors

Katie Davis Majors

Founder & Chief Visionary

Doug Martin

Doug Martin

Managing Director

Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie

Ugandan Country Director &
Head of School, The Amazima School

Education Sponsorship

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.

Shana Penner

Shana Penner

Sponsorship Program Director

Benard Mukama

Benard Mukama

Sponsorship Program Manager

Andrew Magero

Andrew Magero

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Geofrey Magala

Geofrey Magala

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Haba Cypriano

Haba Cypriano

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Rebeccah Khakasa

Rebeccah Khakasa

Sponsorship Program Mentor

Buziika Operations

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.

Bradley Lang

Bradley Lang

Operations Director

Patrick Ouma

Patrick Ouma

Operations Director's Assistant

Andrew Wandera

Andrew Wandera

Farm Manager

Joseph Okello

Joseph Okello

Assistant Farm Manager

Joan Maturu

Joan Maturu

Buziika Cook

Samuel Wandera

Samuel Wandera

Farming God's Way Trainer

Agnes Nakuchu

Agnes Nakuchu

Facilities Attendant

Joseph Buyinza Kahura

Joseph Buyinza Kahura

School Bus Driver

Josephine Nalule

Josephine Nalule

Buziika Cook

Juliet Naigaga

Juliet Naigaga

Facilities Attendent

Lucy Mion

Lucy Mion

Buziika Cook

Paddy Sekatawa

Paddy Sekatawa

Farm Assistant

Regina Nanyiro

Regina Nanyiro

Buziika Cook

Sam Onyimo

Sam Onyimo

Buziika Cook

Trevor Mukisa

Trevor Mukisa

Farm Assistant

Abraham Ssgujja

Abraham Ssgujja

Farm Assistant

Discipleship

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.

Patrick Opendu

Patrick Opendu

Discipleship Director

Joseph Barnabus Lopeyok

Joseph Barnabus Lopeyok

Masese Youth Pastor

Richard Kalongo

Richard Kalongo

Sponsorship Youth Pastor

Benji Majors

Director of Discipleship and Planning

John Mark Hutcheson

Masese Discipleship Supervisor

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 Director

Derek Bell

Derek Bell

Programs Manager

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Prayer and Volunteer Coordinator

Kelli Reed

Kelli Reed

Finance Assistant

Brittney Meyer

Brittney Meyer

Communications Manager

Jene Sarchet

Jene Sarchet

Assistant Finance Manager

Lisa Smythe

Lisa Smythe

Ministry Assistant

Kahlie Calderon

Kahlie Calderon

Ministry Assistant

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.

Courtney Wolf

Courtney Wolf

Medical Director

Dr. Wasswa Yosam

Dr. Wasswa Yosam

Clinical Officer

Anne Mary Grate Oguzo

Anne Mary Grate Oguzo

Head Nurse

Justine Mutakubwa

Justine Mutakubwa

Nurse

Anne Stella Nyachwo

Anne Stella Nyachwo

Counsellor

Masese Staff

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.

Benard Mukama

Benard Mukama

Masese Program Manager

Rose Mufumbiro

Rose Mufumbiro

Head Masese Mentor

Christine Aloyo

Christine Aloyo

Masese Mentor

Clement Lomuria

Clement Lomuria

Masese Mentor

Elizabeth Mutonyi

Elizabeth Mutonyi

Masese Cook

Emma Lokiduk

Emma Lokiduk

Masese Cook

Peter Asiyo Okiru

Peter Asiyo Okiru

Masese Mentor

Pius Ochokai

Pius Ochokai

Masese Cook

Ronal Ouchi

Ronal Ouchi

Masese Cook

Steven Isabirye

Steven Isabirye

Masese Cook

Hellen Longes

Masese Mentor

Office Administration

Tim Penner

Tim Penner

Office Director

Laura Sserunjogi Steele

Laura Sserunjogi Steele

Accountant

Mary McLeod

Mary McLeod

Media Manager

Faith Taaka

Faith Taaka

Executive Assistant

Jeff Wanzusi

Jeff Wanzusi

Courier

Security (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.

Benedict Oundo

Benedict Oundo

Night Askari

Juma Thomas

Juma Thomas

Night Askari

Peter Wandera

Peter Wandera

Night Askari

William Kayondo

William Kayondo

Night Askari

Kauma Karoli

Kauma Karoli

Night Askari