Who We Are
Daniel has been involved with CVM since 2004 when he served on a short-term trip to Uganda followed by another trip in 2007 as a veterinary student. He graduated from Oregon State University's veterinary school in 2009 and then studied International Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh. Rachel completed a degree in Business Administration from Warner Pacific College in Portland, OR and then served on a long-term team in Mexico City under a different mission agency. After coming back to Oregon, she met Daniel as he was making preparations to begin the process of moving to serve long-term in Uganda. Shortly later, they were married in 2011 and moved to Uganda in September 2012. Their son, Nathan, joined their family in 2014.
In an effort to live as and also support people that Jesus describes as “his very own” (Titus 2:14), the Grahams serve in partnership with their local church. Through discipleship and community engagement, Daniel and Rachel desire to encourage and equip the church to reach out to their own community and nation. Daniel is involved in several veterinary projects within Soroti where he teaches livestock production skills at a demonstration farm and also pursues his interest in public health. He also regularly serves in the Batwa communities of SW Uganda where he promotes nutrition through rabbit revolving loans.
Daniel and Rachel are currently partnered with their local church, Calvary Chapel Soroti. Joining the church as it was being planted in August 2013, they are excited to be able to participate in a national church with a strong foundation in Biblical truths. They have served in teaching and leadership roles from the very beginning of the church. Daniel took on the role of Missions Pastor for the church in 2016 and is involved in the creation of the church’s School of Ministry which will begin taking students for intensive discipleship in January 2017. Rachel serves diligently in the children’s ministry and they are both involved in individual and group discipleship within the church fellowship.