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
Founder & Director

Dennis Mutaka
Kasana Children’s Center Manager

Paul Walubo
Head of Administration & HR

Gabe Williams
Head of Construction

Nathan Jackson
Head of Musana Camps Construction

Jill Pogmore
Head of Sponsorship

Geoff Britton
EA Coordinator & KCC Associate Pastor

David Okiror
Kobwin Church Pastor

Jonnes Bakimi
Co-Founder & Ministry Coordinator

Charles Ikwarit
Kobwin Children’s Center Manager

Allan Mwesigwa
Head of Accounts
Isaac Okitoi
Head of Childcare

Isaac Omanikor
Musana Camps Accounts Manager

Stu Dendy
Head of TIJOC and Hope Family

Keith McFarland
Head of I4GT

Shadrach Okiror
Kobwin Family Father

Jarid Sinkler
National Manager

Syd Sparks
Musana Camps Manager

Simon Katabazi
Head of Kasana Education

Felistus Ikwarit
Head of Kobwin Education

Medie Kanyike
Musana Camps Programs Manager

Jennie Dangers
Vision Integrity Overseer

Paul Kusuubira
I4GT Co-Head

Sambwe Rogers
Head of Childcare Extension

New Hope Uganda Ministries (U.S.) Staff

Johnny Karls
Interim President & Board Member

Carly Winterstein

Ty Bloom

Steve Agosto

Corinne Mattingly
Financial Controller

Nancy Kirsch
Donor Relations & Missionary Care Asst

Robert Winterstein
IT Support

Josiah Dangers
Missionary Care & Development

Lucy Cole
Donations Manager

Marissa Svaleson
Ex. Asst. to the President

Governing Boards & Supporting Organizations

New Hope Uganda (Uganda):

  • Happy James Tumwebaze (Board Chairman)
  • Joy Angulo
  • Jonnes Bakimi
  • Jay Dangers (Secretary)
  • Derrick Kiboneka
  • Peter Kiyimba Kasaka
  • Staff: Jay Dangers (Director), Jonnes Bakimi (Ministry Coordinator)
  • Paul Mukooza

New Hope Uganda’s Finance Committee:

  • David Kabiswa (Chairman)
  • Judith Goddard
  • Sylvia Mugema
  • Francis Oromwait
  • Arthur Kaliisa
  • Peter Wasswa


New Hope Uganda Ministries (USA):  

  • Kevin Neebes (Chairman)*
  • Kevin Vogt (Acting Treasurer)*
  • Ron Demolar
  • 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.

New Hope Uganda (UK):

New Hope Uganda UK is an independent charity registered with The Charity Commission in England & Wales as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number 1171909). Its objectives are:

Fundraising and sponsorship to support a Christian charity in Uganda which provides education, health and welfare services.

Support teams from the UK to visit Ugandan charity to provide training and expertise in education, health & welfare and building projects.