Our team is composed of both national employees and international volunteers working together to make a difference.
This is who we are. These are our people. We really do have the best ones.
JENGA consultant for Justice and Advocacy and Business Entrepreneurship. Studying Degree in Christian Ministry. On the “Inspired Individuals” programme Tearfund UK. Married to Jennifer and father. Ensures security is 'tight'.
Project Officer of Primary Education and Children's Clubs, Girl’s Choice Progamme Mentor and Community Health Promoter. Home fellowship leader, mother, and prayer warrior. A hostess with the most-est.
Al & Christy Valentine
Alan: Ministry Advisor, training young leaders. Associate Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Mooni and assists at further Church Plants on the mountain. Married to the fantastic Christy. Christy: With her new found freedom from home-schooling Will and Banks, Christy is getting stuck in to mountain community outreach.
Head of Apostolic Mountain Ministry. Discipling young church and community leaders. Recent Baptist seminary graduate. Husband and father. Half of Kamonkoli's resident 'power couple'.
Project Manager for Goat Projects, Secondary and Tertiary Education and Young Mum’s. Preacher and church/weekly fellowship leader at Bethel Baptist Church. Husband to the stunning Sarah and father to 3 wonderful children.
JENGA Master Chef, Office Assistant and Hospital Ministry. Serves as an usher and on the worship team at New Generation Church in Namatala. Mother to the lovely Gloria. Ever joyful and loves to sing.
Finance Officer, Bible Club Teacher and Girl’s Choice Programme Mentor. Married to Pastor Kenneth and lives in Namatala. A great mum of 2. Loves to relax by creating masterpieces with her sewing machine. One day hopes to visit Chicago - the windy city.
Hospitality Officer – ready to meet and greet with a killer smile. Youth leader, Bible Club Teacher and Wise Choices for Life Trainer. Plays as a striker for Mutoto Red Stars football team.
Education Department Assistant, Creator and Facilitator of Namatala Women’s Prayer group, CRO and Malnutrition Ward Volunteer. Drummer at Bethel Baptist Church. Can't get enough of either children or chocolate.
Assistant Health Worker and Qualified Social Worker. Supports Mbale Regional Hospital team by visiting and praying for patients. Well known for causing all sorts of trouble at Bethel Baptist Church.
Dave & Anna Bishop
Dave: Programme Development Manager. Passionate about Agriculture, income generating projects and Coffee, Coffee, Coffee. Voted best husband in the world by Ugandan women.
Anna: Women’s Department Assistant. Curator of Crafts. Mentor to international female volunteers. Affectionately nicknamed “Mum” by girls too old to be her daughter. Parents to Grace, Joseph and Judah.
Finance Manager, Bible Club Teacher and Girl’s Choice Programme Mentor. Founder of Abba Bethel Academy Primary School. Frequently found leading at the front of Bethel Baptist Church. Brings winds of happiness with her everywhere she goes.
Projects Officer for Prison Ministry. Barry White sounding Youth Pastor at Mustard Seed Church in Namatala. Avidly interested in international politics and would happily take on world leaders in a debate. Proud owner of the ‘Best JENGA Haircut’ award (self-proclaimed).
Finance Assistant. Coach of multi-award winning "Sky Sports" football teams. Prays from Bishop Wasikye Memorial Church Namatala. Considers himself the biggest Chelsea FC fan in East Uganda. Aka "Pep Gadiola".
Project Manager of Children’s Bible Clubs and Primary Education. Certified Practitioner of natural herbal medicine. Director of Good Hope Nursery School. Wife to Pastor Julian and loving mother to many. Phenomenal worship leader and South Sudanese Ambassador to JENGA. Affectionately known as "Chicky-boom".
Project Officer for Women’s Department, specialising in savings and loans schemes. Loves praising God and is known to literally cry with contagious laughter. Currently trying to emigrate to Texas.
Programme Coordinator overseeing Women, Health and Prayer Ministry. Involved in Maiden Ministry and Kingdom Builders. Girl’s Choice Programme Mentor. Married to Pastor Vinnie. Baker of the most delicious cakes and mother (and voice of reason) to many.
Health Project Manager. Hospital Ministry, Daughters of Naomi, Community Health and Primary Health. Registered Nurse. Studying Social Work and Social Administration. Member of Redeemed Church Maluku. Possesses enough ‘sass’ for the entire JENGA staff combined.
Finance Assistant. Former JENGA intern. Recent graduate of Ugandan Christian University in Business Administration. Known from the early days of children’s clubs at First Baptist Church. Loves Children’s Ministry, football and Manchester United football club.
Children’s Department Project Officer. Passionate about helping street children as a former street-child himself. Pursuing a degree in Education after studying in Norway for a year. Was and is the sole parent and provider to all of his siblings. Vying for the title of JENGA’s tallest employee.
Regional Coordinator for Wise Choices for Life. Qualified marriage counsellor. Chair Person of Mother’s Union – Eastern Region. Mover and shaker at Mbale Cathedral Church of Uganda. Married to James and mother of 4. Known as the ‘Mayor of Mbale.’
Alpha & Discipleship Programme, Youth Prison, Street Children, Qualified Bible Lecturer and Pastor. Loves playing football and many have been on the receiving end of one of his firm tackles… A great supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
Logistics Officer and Zukuka Bora Coffee Supervisor. Actively involved in multiple church projects/plants on the mountain. Married to Judith and Father of 5. Relaxes by working in the garden in the short time he has off.
Operations and Administration Manager, Girl’s Choice Programme Coordinator, Kenyan Ambassador to JENGA. Women’s Ministry Leader at Redeemed of the Lord Church. Fierce Wise Choices for Life advocate and mother to Toby. JENGA’s go-to fashion fanatic. Undisputed queen of the selfie.
Office and Goat’s Project Assistant. School Outreach and Bible Club Teacher. Worship leader at Victory Baptist Church. Always ready with a big smile and a warm welcome. Has handed over plenty of cows to get his good wife.
Coordinator of Alpha Programme for Eastern Uganda and Manager of Street Children’s Project. Administrator at Prayer House Church Namatala. Married to Joy, father of 5 and mad Manchester United supporter. Possesses the biggest smile and loudest hand-clap known to man. Potentially the nicest guy in the world.
Grain Storage, Agriculture, Income Generating Consultant, Accountant. Active in ex IDP (Internally Displaced People’s) Camp in Amuria District. Skilled drummer. Married to the beautiful and talented Harriet.
Head of I.T. and all things computing. Dragging JENGA kicking and screaming into the 'modern world' of technology. Graduate of Livingstone International University's School of Computing and I.T.
JENGA Gardener. Father of 9 children and passionate about Mustard Seed Church, Namatala. Knows a thing or two about topiary and works wonders in the (now) beautiful JENGA compound. The grass is always greener on the 'Kotol' side.
Education Advisor. Teacher of 12 years in Northern Ireland. Passionate about equipping Ugandan teachers to enable children to reach their full potential. Best accent “to be sure” in the JENGA office and lover of chocolate and all things sweet.
Co-Founder and Executive Director. Ardent movie-quoter. Always comes back from overseas visits carrying an extra 20lb. Affectionately referred to as ‘Dad’ or ‘Fat Ghandi’. Specialises in shattering iPhones but otherwise impresses juggling thousands of jobs without dropping them. A great sufferer of Arsenal Football Club. Genuinely the world’s best boss.
Farming God’s Way, Coffee and Tree Projects. Worship Leader and Youth Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church, Mooni. Married to the wonderful Carol and earnestly praying for twins. Easily JENGA’s best dancer - his hips genuinely don’t lie.
Women’s Projects Leader, Bible Club Teacher, Girl’s Choice Programme Mentor and Worship Leader. Wife to James and surrogate mother to many with a house that’s always open and a kitchen that’s always cooking. International translator and jet setter.
Operations Assistant. Sunday School Teacher, Women’s group Leader, and Assistant Pastor at Tororo Christian Center. Mother of two and a lover of self-help books and reading the Bible. So cool and laid back she's horizontal.
Co-Founder and Director of JENGA. Project Manager for everything on Wanale Mountain, Church Planter of 10 churches on the same mountain and Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church. Studying Christian Ministry at Livingstone International University. Gives better cuddles than your favourite stuffed panda and makes better pancakes than your Momma.
Yvonne van Meeuwen
Guest House Manager. Prison Ministry Assistant, Wise Choices for Life and Bible Teacher. Mentor to Endiro Coffee staff. More Dutch than a windmill in wooden clogs. Famous for her Tomato and Carrot Ginger soups.
UK Programme Director, Writer and Editor for all things JENGA. Social media wrangler, prayer guide and newsletter champion. Obsessed with all things sugar laden, addicted to adjectives. Holds a special place in her overly tender heart for cuddles from chubby babies (which doesn't include the two JENGA directors).
IT Department Visionary and Founder. Head of Web Development. Affectionately known by the JENGA family as “Mulalu” (crazy). One of the longest standing and most faithful international volunteers - like a bad rash, he just keeps coming back (and we wouldn’t have it any other way)!