Nancy and Biru
New Hope Uganda
Nancy grew up in a farm near Mott, North Dakota, with her parents and two sisters. She came to know Jesus as her Savior at a young age and has been seeking to follow him since then. After graduating from high school, Nancy attended a year of Bible college at Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, Saskatchewan, Canada. Nancy then moved to New Jersey and worked there for a few years before returning to North Dakota to attend Dickinson State University.
In 1998, Nancy went to New Hope Uganda to help start a secondary school called New Hope Academy. Nancy worked in various roles in the secondary school for the next nine years, teaching English and literature classes but also helping to fill other gaps academically and administratively as needed. In 2007, she took a break from working in the schools at New Hope Uganda and worked in the office of New Hope Uganda Ministries in America. When she returned to Uganda in 2008, she served as the Teams Coordinator. In 2010, Nancy returned to working in the schools at New Hope Uganda as the Chair of the Education Committee that oversees the schools and as a teacher trainer.
Nancy also has a close connection to David family, one of the seven family groups at New Hope Uganda’s Kasana Children’s Center. She spends time with the kids on a regular basis and works alongside the family father to help parent the children in that family.