Meet the ROWAN Team

From engineers to nurses, pastors to development workers, Americans to Africans to Singaporeans, the ROWAN team has one thing in common: Vision.

Each person with their own calling & passion for ROWAN brings their own unique way of loving & providing for those who live on the margins. With local leadership & international support, ROWAN works as a team to empower widows & orphans in Uganda by saying “yes” to the impossible.


Pastor Paul Nyende

Pastor Paul Nyende: Founder

Kelsey Hargadine

Kelsey Hargadine: Co-Founder


Matt Ridenour

Matt Ridenour: U.S. Board Member

David Wafula

David Wafula: Uganda Board Member & Program Strategist

Marc Boeker

Marc Boeker: U.S. Board Member

Sam Kuloba

Sam Kuloba: Uganda Board Member & Sponsorship Program Manager

Crystal Miller

Crystal Miller: U.S. Board Member

Sean & Lindsey Bannon

Sean & Lindsey Bannon: U.S. Board Members


Christopher Onyango

Christopher Onyango: Operations Manager

John Lubogo

John Lubogo: Entrepreneurship Manager

Rachel- Nursee

Rachel: Nurse

Micayla Jorgensen

Micayla Jorgensen: Chief Operating Officer

Eseza Kimumwe

Eseza Kimumwe: Cook


Ruth: Cook

Ivan Kirunze

Ivan Kirunze: Literacy Teacher

John Wabire

John Wabire: Compound Manager

Robert Bogere

Robert Bogere: Landscaper & Builder

Godfrey Balidawa

Godfrey Balidawa: Security Guard


Christine: Primary School Teacher


Erina: Primary School Teacher


Hadija: Primary School Teacher


Mirab: Primary School Teacher


Timothy: Primary School Teacher


Margret: Midwife