ABOUT US

The vision of Global Mobilization Ministries is to Empower Africans to Evangelize and Holistically Disciple Unreached People Groups. Beginning from the Source of the River Nile in Uganda, we seek to mobilize the Church in Africa to bless the nations.

There are very few mission sending agencies in East Africa, yet there are many Christians in East Africa who have a vision for evangelism and church planting, are passionate about outreach, and skilled in spreading the Gospel.  With someone who will walk alongside them, encourage them, and give them a little push, their dreams for the spread of the Gospel and the expansion of the Kingdom of God can be realized. That is the vision of GMM – Global Mobilization Ministries.

Staff

Alison Barfoot.  Alison is the Founder of GMM and its Director of Mission.  In November 2003 she was called by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda to serve as his Assistant for International Relations, a ministry she began in July 2004.  Prior to that, she served as Associate Rector and then Co-Rector of Christ Church, Overland Park, Kansas, from 1997 – 2004.

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, she received her Bachelor of Music Degree summa cum laude from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, in 1981, and her Master of Divinity degree in 1986 from Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. In 1999 she was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Between college and seminary, she was the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Stephen’s School for Boys in Alexandria, VA. Prior to coming to Christ Church, she spent five years in parish ministry in Western Pennsylvania, four years as a part-time adjunct faculty member of Trinity School for Ministry, and six years planting a new church in Northern Virginia.

In addition to general parish ministry responsibilities at Christ Church, she was also responsible for local and international missions ministries.  She pioneered Christ Church’s partnership with the Sudanese refugee community in Kansas City, established the Kansas City Sudan Support Network to raise awareness of the plight of southern Sudanese and to support them locally.  She also helped Christ Church establish a partnership relationship with the Nebbi Diocese in Uganda and the Diocese of Honduras.  In these partnerships, Christ Church sent five to six teams a year and received teams of Ugandans and Hondurans in Overland Park each year.  Christ Church also worked in partnership with a cluster of churches in Western Haiti.  In February 2003 she was made a canon of Nebbi Diocese in Uganda.

Alison serves as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of SOMA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad), a short-term sending agency that is called to equip the Church for ministry through renewal in the Holy Spirit for the purpose of transforming individuals, churches, and communities.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Trinity School for Ministry, and has helped carry the vision of Trinity as a Great Commission Seminary.

David. David serves as GMM’s part-time Communications and Administration Officer. David is a member of The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, VA, but  has served as a missionary in Kenya for more than eight years. He and his wife and their children are currently living in Northern Virginia, but longing for the day when they can return full-time to Kenya. In the meantime, David is actively involved in developing a functional and integrated database to serve all our communications needs. David can be reached at GMM’s number 703.565.2265 or at admin@globalmm.org.

Lori. Lori serves as GMM’s part-time Bookkeeper. Lori also serves as Bookkeeper and Youth Leader at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Woodbridge, VA, and is one of the few Bookkeepers who understands that timely information helps make better decisions. She’s passionate   about serving ministries to make them more effective through faithful stewardship. Lori can be reached at gr8ful86@yahoo.com.

Board of Directors

GMM has a five-member Board of Directors, with Directors living in Texas, Kansas City, Southern California, Northern Virginia, and Washington state.

Edwina is the Chair of GMM’s  Board of Directors. She retired with her husband to Texas after serving as the National Director of SOMA-USA for more than 25 years. She is a strategic leader in the global Anglican missions community and offers wisdom, strategic thinking, and a wide network of international relationships to the work of GMM’s Board.

Sue Ellen is the Secretary of GMM’s Board of Directors. She lives in Southern California where she chairs her church’s missions committee and also teaches at several local community colleges. She is very interested in education and desires to see more educational opportunities made available to GMM’s partners.

Jim is the Treasurer for GMM. Jim retired to Washington with his wife, Lisa. In Washington, they enjoy lots of rain, mist, and golf! Prior to 2012 retirement, he was very active in leadership of his local church in Southern California and in law enforcement management. He was a part of his church’s men’s ministry and involved in a mission partnership between his church and Luweero Diocese in Uganda.

Joe is the Rector (Senior Pastor) of a church in Northern Virginia. He has visited East Africa and is very enthusiastic about GMM’s vision to mentor African missional leaders to empower them in greater and more effective ministry. His business background is very relevant in the pursuit of Business as Mission.
Linda hails from Kansas City, where she serves on her church’s missions committee. She has visited East Africa several times and is passionate about her brothers and sisters in Christ in East Africa. Shelongs to see the ministry undergirded with prayer and greater personal involvement from American partners.