Our Story

Our Leadership

New Hope Uganda leadership is a multicultural team working side by side in ministry.  It is our desire to employ local Ugandans as the majority of our ministry staff as this is the most effective way to reach the local community.  Currently, nearly 90% of our staff are local Ugandan missionaries.  Our governing bodies include a Ugandan board & finance committee, and 3 advisory boards in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

New Hope Uganda Leadership

Jay Dangers
Consultant Director

 Paul Walubo
Kasana Children Center Manager
Isaac Okitoi
Childcare Services Manager

Sambwe Rogers
Head of Kasana Childcare Extension

Paul Kusuubira
Head of Pastoral Training

Shadrach Okiror
                                                Pastor, Kobwin Church                                                                                                                 and                                                                            Family Father (Jeremiah Family)

Jonnes Bakimi

Charles Ikwarit
Kobwin Children’s Center Admin Manager

Kwagala Isaac
Finance and Admin Manager/Head of Accounts

Allan Mwesigwa
Chief Accountant

Keith McFarland
Principal of I4GT

Jennie Mutaka
                                              Internal Communications                                                                                                                 and                                                                       Vision Integrity Consultant

Denis Mutaka
National Manager

Syd Sparks
Musana Camps Development Manager

Simon Katabazi
Pastor, Kasana Church

Felistus Ikwarit
Head of Kobwin Childcare

Medie Kanyike
Musana Camps Programs Manager

New Hope Uganda Ministries (U.S.) Staff

Josiah Dangers
Interim President


Shawn Kerby
Finance Manager
Lori Wilson
US Sponsorship Manager

Jamie Tucker
Donations Manager


Governing Boards & Supporting Organizations

New Hope Uganda (Uganda):

  • Happy James Tumwebaze (Board Chairman)
  • Joy Angulo
  • Jonnes Bakimi
  • Jay Dangers (Secretary)
  • Peter Kiyimba Kasaka
  • Staff: Jay Dangers (Consultant Director), Jonnes Bakimi (Director)

New Hope Uganda’s Finance Committee:

  • Francis Oromwait (Chairman/Board Treasurer)
  • Judith Goddard
  • Sylvia Mugema
  • Arthur Kaliisa
  • Etoori Timothy


New Hope Uganda Ministries (USA):  

  • Kevin Neebes (Chairman)*
  • Kevin Vogt (Acting Treasurer)*
  • Scott Lisea*
  • Steve Alexander*
  • Promod Haque*
  • Jay Dangers
  • Johnny Karls*
  • Josiah Dangers

New Hope Uganda Ministries Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the support of New Hope Uganda and its governed.

* These board members are independent meaning they are not compensated by NHUM/NHU or related to any employee of NHUM/NHU.

New Hope Uganda Ministry for Children (Canada) :

  • Jim Beard (Chairman)
  • Tom Reinhart (Treasurer)
  • Larry Clay
  • Hans Vanleeuwen

N.H.U. Ministry for Children is a Canadian based non-profit dedicated to the support of New Hope Uganda.