I am thrilled to announce that Sara Owens is the newest member of the Hearts & Hope team!!! Sara has accepted a full-time position with Hearts & Hope as the US Program Lead.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Sara will have overall responsibility for implementation and execution of our vision in Uganda. Sara will work closely with our Ugandan staff to manage our sponsorship program, oversee the performance of Hearts & Hope schools, manage various projects in Uganda, manage relationships with our US partners, and ensure we are delivering the maximum impact and benefit to those we serve.
Sara is a passionate supporter of our mission in Uganda and has had extensive experience in international missions. Throughout the years, Sara has lived and served in Greece, Haiti, Mexico, the Netherlands, New York City and Los Angeles. Whether working at creating jobs in a local dump, welcoming boats of refugees on island shores, working with communities to rebuild after a natural disaster, or volunteering with vulnerable American populations, Sara is constantly seeking the best for the communities she involves herself in. Central to each of these missions was the relationships she built with the people in each community - and she's thrilled that she'll continue to do that in Uganda!
Previously, Sara was Director of Missions at Middletree Church in St. Louis, MO, where she coordinated projects and partnerships on a local, national, and international level. Sara graduated magna cum laude from University of Missouri, Saint Louis, earning a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and Trauma Studies. Her educational background and experience in the field will serve as an excellent foundation for working with Hearts & Hope as the US Program Lead.
Here's Sara sharing her thoughts on why she decided to answer the call to join Hearts & Hope:
"While I have been faced with my fair share of difficult decisions, accepting a job with Hearts & Hope was not one of them. I love that Hearts & Hope works to see children healthy, educated, and prospering, all while providing the people of Uganda with opportunities to further develop their own communities. I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside the amazing Ugandan staff as well as the generous US partners that are striving to bring such a beautiful vision to life."
We are so thrilled to have Sara join our team! Sara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.