Team Africa

Ambassador Edith Grace Ssempala

Ambassador Ssempala began working with Sixty Feet in 2012 and has been instrumental in guiding us in following proper procedures. When she learned of the situation with children in prison and the work Sixty Feet was doing to help, she immediately began working to advocate for them through the work of Sixty Feet. Madam Ssempala has represented Uganda as the ambassador to Ethiopia, the Nordic countries and the United States.

Lucy Adong

We were very fortunate to have Lucy join our nursing team in 2011, just in time for our head nurse to take her maternity leave, so Lucy was introduced to the job very quickly. In addition to caring for the sick and wounded, Lucy has a beautiful voice and it is a treat when she sings for the children and staff during worship times.

Mama Catherine

Catherine has been caring for children in Uganda for decades and continues to give all that she has in order for the least fortunate to be cared for. Her selfless lifestyle is a blessing to Sixty Feet and the children we serve together. Catherine began visiting the remand homes with us several times per week in September of 2011 and we have seen so much progress in the lives of the children ever since. We are also excited for many new things to come in 2012.

Pastor Ernest

Ernest has been planting churches and serving in Uganda and other East African countries for decades. His most recent church plant – Gateway Church has partnered with Sixty Feet in 2011 and we are working hand in hand to serve the imprisoned children as completely as possible. Ernest truly loves children and it is clearly evident in how he interacts with them during his visits with Sixty Feet in the remand homes.

Pastor Boaz

Boaz is a gifted teacher and preacher of the Word of God and has been working closely with the Sixty Feet team since May of 2011. The children love his visits and he can often be seen sitting with one of the teen boys chatting intently about life and imparting to them wisdom from his own life experiences.


Faith is not only Pastor Boaz’s wife, but also a superstar teacher and the founder of Hope International School where many of our children attend once they have been released from prison.


Bibian is a certified counselor and is loved and respected by the girls she counsels in the prisons. Her soft-spoken approach and gentle nature makes them feel comfortable and safe to open up and share their hearts with her.


Jackie is a gifted and talented teacher and loves the children she serves so much that we often find her with them on weekends and after hours. She holds classes inside one of the facilities where our team serves and has completely transformed their attitude and behavior.


We are incredibly fortunate to have Lydia, a trained social worker, dedicated to the children of M3 where is stationed there and works with the children every day. She is often helping trace families and home villages so that we can get them resettled efficiently and quickly.

John & Debbie Houchens

John and Debbie joined the Sixty Feet team in September of 2014 moving to Uganda in April 2015. The proud parents of two adult boys, John and Debbie thought it was time to spread their wings and serve the Lord in a cross-cultural context. John’s previous 15 years international experience with Walk Thru the Bible and World Relief helped prepare him for his role of Executive Director. Debbie brings almost 30 years of critical care nursing experience and serves on the medical team.

Ray & Leslie Elsayed

Ray and Leslie have long been supporters of orphan care and Sixty Feet. They first traveled to Uganda in 2012 to adopt their daughter Gift and it was then that they got to see the work of Sixty Feet firsthand. Ray is Medical Director for Sixty Feet, overseeing all of the medical care provided by the organization. Ray is a Family Physician and Leslie is an RN. They have six children.


Curtis & Jeneane Cosby

Curtis and Jeneane arrived in Uganda in April 2016. Curtis is the Social Media Coordinator and Jeneane has helped with many administrative tasks for Sixty Feet. They heard about Sixty Feet through a friend several years ago. They have loved the mission of Sixty Feet and have had a heart for Africa for many years. They have a 2-year-old son.

Michael & Amy Walters

Michael and Amy will be moving to Uganda in January 2017. Michael, who is currently serving in the US Navy, will be taking a sabbatical to partner with Sixty Feet. Michael and Amy have felt called to missions work in Africa for many years and have a heart for children. They are excited to work with Sixty Feet to bring the hope of the Gospel and long term restoration. They have two children 1 and 3 years old.


Meredith Byrd

Meredith heard of Sixty Feet through a friend and felt called to pursue an internship with them after graduating from college at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She began serving as the Child Development Coordinator in May 2016 and works directly with the children Sixty Feet sponsors in school. She loves visiting the children and reminding them that no matter their past, God has great plans for their lives.

Ava Weeks

Ava first learned about Sixty Feet through her church, Rivertree in Alabama. In October of 2013, her daughter and daughter-in-law went to Uganda with Sixty Feet on a short term mission trip. She has been an educator for over 40 years, serving 10 years as a missionary in the Pacific. Ava has a heart for children, particularly those who are underprivileged and have special needs, and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with Sixty Feet serving the children of Uganda.

Team America

Dan Owens

Dan and his family returned from living in Uganda and working with Sixty Feet at the end of 2015. They currently live in Marietta, GA where Dan is leading development at a software company. Dan has been married to Shelly for over 15 years and they have 5 children.

Scott Harty

Scott Harty, a tax lawyer from Atlanta, says his first trip to the Uganda children’s prison “broke me” – and left him determined to plunge in with Sixty Feet. What does he love best about Sixty Feet? “Foremost, is the commitment to the Gospel and Matthew 25.” A family man through and through, Scott is married to Joy, and they have four girls.

David Roe

David has been on the board of Sixty Feet since its founding in 2010. He is a pediatrician and partner at Piedmont Pediatrics in Atlanta,GA.  He and his wife Charity have four children.  David enjoys opportunities to serve the children of Uganda using his skills as a pediatrician. One particular highlight from his past trips to Uganda was leading the first ever Father-Son mission trip with his oldest son in 2012.

Garry Hill

Garry Hill has over 15 years of expertise in the financial, consulting and insurance industries, and specializes in Employee Benefits. In July of 2011, Gary was named a Principal of Sterling Risk Advisors. Garry has been involved with Sixty Feet since its beginning. A former college soccer player, Garry can often be found on trips to Uganda playing in a match with children from the prison and remand homes. Garry and his wife Laura live in Atlanta with their two children.

Judd Harper

Judd Harper has been involved with Sixty Feet since its founding in 2010 and currently serves as Chair of the Board. Judd is employed by The Arbor Company which specializes in assisted living and memory care for senior adults. He joined Arbor in 1997 as a summer marketing intern. He now serves as President. “The growth of Sixty Feet over the last 5 years has been a joy to be a part of,” says Judd. He and his wife Valerie live in Atlanta and have 3 sons.

Tim Kay

Tim Kay is Director of Partner Relations for African Bible Colleges and a visiting lecturer in Bible, Theology and Christian Ministry at African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda. Tim and his wife Andrea were introduced to Sixty Feet and first visited Uganda in 2012. They lived in Kampala in 2013 while Tim taught at African Bible University and ministered to the staff of Sixty Feet. Says Tim, “I love watching the lives of at-risk children and youth in Uganda being transformed by the power of the Gospel through the programs of Sixty Feet.”

Tommy Parrott

Tommy Parrott is an Atlanta native and has worked for SunTrust Bank for nearly 20 years. He began serving with Sixty Feet in 2013 and has enjoyed taking his children to serve on mission trips to Uganda . Tommy spends his time raising his five children, riding dirt bikes, and growing chickens.


Dr. Sam Serio

Dr. Sam Serio is Sixty Feet’s Director of Donor Relations. Before joining the Sixty Feet team Sam served as a Pastor, National Sales Manager, and effective Donor Relations Specialist. He’s extremely excited about working with Sixty Feet because he is deeply passionate about being a voice for those who have no voice. “Jesus was especially engaged in ministering to children and women whose voices were not heard and whose lives were not valued in their society” says Dr. Serio. Jesus’ example and command to imitate Him is precisely what motivates Dr. Serio to be the spokesperson for Sixty Feet and for our children and families in Uganda who need our help.

Jonathan Adams

Rev. Jonathan Adams is the pastor of The Village Church at Vinings. But he also serves as Sixty Feet’s part-time Director of Church Partnerships, helping USA churches partner with the ministry in Uganda. Jonathan is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary . He grew up in Jacksonville, FL where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Jana. Jonathan and Jana reside in the Atlanta area with their three children, Noah, Lily, and Caleb .

Colleen and Lucas

Lucas and Colleen Jobe

Lucas and Colleen Jobe both assist in the recruiting and hiring of all long-term staff. Colleen also helps with occasional graphic design for Sixty Feet. Lucas is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and Colleen is a stay-at-home mother of four.