Kelsey Hargadine – Co-Founder

Kelsey is the co-founder & visionary behind ROWAN. Her responsibilities include coordinating teams, networking, fundraising & working as the head spokesperson.

She was born & raised on a ranch in California. After accepting Christ as a teenager, God gave her a unique desire to serve in Africa. In 2002, she ventured to Mawanga, Uganda, on her first mission trip. Little did she know that would be the beginning of a lifelong calling to build God’s Kingdom in Africa. Traveling to more than 17 countries in the last eight years, Kelsey has developed a passion & zeal for every nation, tribe & tongue. But if you ask her today, she would say her heart is “always in Uganda.”

Kelsey holds a bachelors degree in Human Communication from Colorado Christian University & a masters in International Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver. She lives with her husband Thaddeus in Colorado & frequently ventures to Uganda as she serves full time with ROWAN.