The Uganda Journey team handles all aspects of Simon and Aggie’s needs, including prayer, fundraising, video editing and emergency planning. Consider how you can strongly support those who are called.
Amy works with her husband, Tim, on any logistics that Simon and Aggie need. This may include organizing their trip to the U.S., helping with VISA applications, or doing general research. Amy homeschools their older boys and likes to bake bread and sweets for people. Amy first joined our team in 2009.
Brian connects people with a heart to pray with Simon and Aggie. Brian is a software and systems engineer who loves ministering with his wife and their two kids. His hobbies include music, theology, and food. Brian has volunteered as prayer coordinator since 2014.
Chris serves as the Director of Uganda Journey, keeping an eye on all of the various activities of Uganda Journey and making sure everything is running smoothly. Chris also works as an optical engineer for a Department of Defense contractor, and serves as Director of Kisoro Kids along with his wife, Kelly. He enjoys mountain biking, backpacking and spending time with his family. He has served as Director since Uganda Journey began in 2006.
Justin developed this website and adds new features on an as-needed basis. He also advises on all things technical. He also works as a software architect in his day job. Justin joined our team in 2012.
Lauren takes footage and text sent to us from Simon and Aggie and edits them into beautiful videos called “Almost Live from Uganda.” She also works as the Marketing Coordinator at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega, AL. Lauren has been with Uganda Journey since 2012.
Laurie serves as a writer for Uganda Journey, contributing much of the content of this website! Laurie also helps out with our printed media as the need arises. Laurie is also the mother of three grown children and has been married for more than three decades to a 30-year Army veteran. Laurie currently serves on the Aggie’s Arts board as secretary and as the volunteer coordinator. In addition to those volunteer duties, she works as Business Relations Director and staff writer/editor for Shattered Magazine. She has volunteered with Uganda Journey since 2013.
As a Uganda Journey advocate, Lawren has made herself available to speak in public forums about the work that Simon and Aggie are doing for the purposes of raising awareness or fundraising. Lawren is also a barista by day and a dance teacher by night. She is passionate about Jesus, traveling, missions through dance, cooking and spending time with her family. She joined the Uganda Journey team in 2012.
Lyndsey works on our graphics and document design on an as-needed basis. She is also a high school math teacher. She has volunteered with Uganda Journey since 2012.
Mandy works as a non-technical project analyst for a small engineering research firm. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter learning new things and watching Star Wars, Star Trek, TMNT, and Doctor Who with them. In her free time, Mandy makes up for some of the TV and movie watching by playing volleyball with HVBA, running the trails around Monte Sano, and volunteering with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Mandy is excited to be part of the Uganda Journey team.
Mike transforms raw video footage and text sent to us from Simon and Aggie and edits them into captivating videos called “Almost Live from Uganda.” Mike, a principle at Chapman Sisson Architects, likes to travel with his family, snow ski and edit videos in his spare time. Mike has volunteered with Uganda Journey since 2008.
Tim works with his wife, Amy, on any logistics that Simon and Aggie need. This may include organizing their trip to the U.S., helping with VISA applications, or doing general research. Tim also works on rockets for a contractor at NASA. With the rest of his spare time he hikes and bikes with his kids, plays music, and gardens. Tim first joined our team in 2009.
We have several volunteer positions that are currently open. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please contact us.
We are in need of a bookkeeper who will maintain quarterly giving records and regularly monitor Uganda Journey’s email account, forwarding emails to appropriate team members. This position requires intermediate knowledge of Excel and about 1-2 hours per week on average. This is the only position that requires some type of personal connection with Life’s Journey Church.
Uganda Journey produces a video approximately six times a year. To keep our video editors from burn out, we like to have three editors who each edit a video twice a year. Video editors receive video footage from Simon via Dropbox and use their creativity to edit the content into four-minute videos. This typically requires about 10-15 hours over a one month period to edit a single video. Previous experience with video editing and access to a video editing program are required. See the Almost Live videos on Simon and Aggie’s blog for previous examples.