MEET THE TEAM
None of our staff members listed below receive any salary from our mission. Likewise CEO and Founder Nathan Smith receives no salary from our mission. For this reason, we are able to keep our trip costs low, so we can maximize the impact of donations we receive to provide much needed support to our ministry partners
CEO & FOUNDER
Nathan led his first team to Kenya in 2007, where he spoke at Rift Valley Academy and CURE Hospital. Thus began Love Africa Mission. Since that time Nathan has recruited, equipped, and sent hundreds of student and adult teams to the continent of Africa, confident that Jesus would break their hearts for the nations just as his heart was broken. Nathan is passionate about changing the lives of students. For over 20 years Nathan has taught the message of Christ, partnering with ministries like Compassion International, YWAM, Youth For Christ, Young Life, FCA, Africa Inland Mission, and countless other organizations & churches. Nathan’s love for people translates throughout all the avenues of his ministries, as he continues to point everyone he meets to Jesus. If you close your eyes while he speaks in his African accent, you might mistake him for a native.
DAVID & JANET WINN
DIRECTORS OF LOVE AFRICA
David and Janet are the Field Directors for Uganda and Congo. Their journey with Love Africa began in 2012 with a trip to Kenya. Since that time, David led the first team to Zambia and also the first teams to Uganda and Congo. They started the mission to Uganda in 2016 and the Congo mission in 2020. David and Janet have a passion for the refugee population in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and work closely with the Ciyota organization in Congo and Uganda. They led a youth ministry in Eden, NC for 15 years. They both work for Rockingham County Schools with a focus on disadvantaged youth, when they aren't leading teams to Africa! They have 2 children, Alex & Laura. Check out this video to learn more about David!
JIM & MARTHA
DIRECTOR OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND MEDIA
Martha and Jim began going to Uganda after a presentation at their church by David Winn. While their first trip was a learning experience they immediately fell in love with the school and the kids. There was no doubt after year one that they would be returning to Uganda. Jim and Martha live in Reidsville, North Carolina. Martha is a retired high school media coordinator. Jim is a retired high school Career and Technical Education Coordinator and football coach. They attend Main Street United Methodist Church and are involved in various ways. Jim and Martha welcome any new or experienced team members to the Uganda experience. It is not a glamorous trip but it is an extremely rewarding trip. If you are looking for a mission trip that involves sharing God’s love and hope this could be your opportunity. Check out this video to learn more!
UGANDA FIELD DIRECTOR
Moe comes from the west coast of California, in the United States. Three years ago, for the first time, he traveled to Uganda with Love Africa. In Uganda he found love and respect for the country as well as the people and their culture. “Moe” is excited about using the gifts of evangelism and encouraging to serve the beautiful people in the Uganda communities and settlement camps. He looks forward to leading missions teams, as well as supporting and serving those in need.
MATT AND ALLIE CLUM
DIRECTORS OF MEDIA
KENYA FIELD DIRECTOR
Loving, gentle, and loyal are just a few of the attributes that best describes Alex. Alex is a friend to everyone he encounters ,as he always, strives to make sure everyone feels loved. Alex is the perfect example of Jesus’ words in John 13:35 which says, “They will know you are My disciples by how you love one another”. Alex loves and is devoted to serving the people of Kenya and to fulfilling the great commission.
If you have known him for any period of time, it is evident to see that Alex truly delights himself in the LORD and finds joy and contentment in knowing Him and making Him known.
Want to get to know Alex for yourself? We would love if you would consider serving with us in Kenya.