Who I Am
I grew up on my family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, gaining many life skills needed for missions, including a love for animals. After being raised in a legalistic pseudo-Christian, non-Trinitarian cult, I was born again by receiving God's gift of His Son, Jesus Christ at twenty-one. As an adult I received years of personal, professional and spiritual mentorship while working at a local veterinary hospital with a DVM who was an elder at my church and had been the director of a Veterinary Technician program. I went on several short-term mission trips to Guatemala and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in preparation to serve with CVM.
Currently I'm living and serving in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. I am an Assistant Clinician Facilitator in the surgical department of Uganda's only veterinary college. I work under a missionary veterinarian from the UK. We have a chance to build relationships with the veterinary students while teaching them the hands-on skills they need for their profession. I also serve alongside the Africa Center for Apologetics Research who work to equip God's people for discernment, train believers for the defense of the faith, and mobilize Christians for the neglected but essential task of cult evangelism. One of the cults they focus on is the one I grew up in, which claims 600 churches here in Uganda alone. Lastly, I am part of the 11-14 year-old youth ministry leadership at the international church I attend.
I am an Associate with Pioneers East Africa. They support me in my ministry here offering support, guidance, and accountability. I am blessed that Roger and Jean Tripp are the East Africa Area Leaders and live only 2kms from me. They are a couple from the UK who have lived and served in Africa for a decade. They are great mentors for me as they are mature in their faith, in cross-cultural living, and in ministry.