Chet Lozowski , Chairman
Chet Lozowski is a retired actuary. He and his wife Renee are members of Willow Creek Community Church in Huntley, Illinois. He enjoys Board work and has served on and chaired insurance industry boards since 1990.
Chet wants to advance God's kingdom. The idea of equipping children to become leaders in their community resonates with him. Chet and Renee raised their own children to be ready to live in the real world. They have had foster children. Chet loves to mentor and the idea of empowering the children in Uganda.
He has certain God given abilities - to understand and solve problems and to identify and complete a path to the goal
Lee Mulder, Communications
Glen Ellyn, IL
Lee is a founding board member of Juna Amagara Ministries and has traveled to Uganda twice each year since 2003, often leading mission teams. In 2008, his daughter Emily went traveled with dad to open the first classroom at the Kishanje Learning Advancement Center.
Lee is a marketing consultant for non-profit and faith-based organizations. As a member and ordained elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, he has been actively involved with missions projects and organizations since 1992. He has helped establish partnerships between US churches and evangelical missions in Egypt, Mexico, Peru and Uganda. Lee holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he became a professional journalist and news photographer. From the news business, he became a marketing consultant to high technology clients throughout the US and the UK.
Dave Siehoff, Finance
Glen Ellyn, IL
Dave is a founding Board Member of Juna Amagara Ministries. As an active member and ordained elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, he has mentored confirmation students, taught 5th grade Sunday School and has run the Alpha Course at the church since 1986. In 2003, he went to Uganda as part of a missions and evangelism team and was inspired to help found the ministry.
With over 25 years experience as a CPA, Dave is a partner with the accounting and financial services firm Wolf & Company LLP here he specializes in providing services for not-for-profit organizations and closely held businesses. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1978). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, and Association Forum, and has served on the Illinois CPA Society’s Not-For-Profit, Auditing Procedures, and Accounting and Review Services Committees.
Paula Maxwell, Child Sponsorship
Paula has been traveling to Uganda annually since 2002. As one of the people who originally inspired the ministry, Paula was one of the groundbreakers for the Kishanje Learning Advancement Center. She is actively involved with fundraising events and is a frequent speaker about orphan issues in Uganda. Paula directs the Juna Amagara Child Sponsorship program.
Paula relocated from Glen Ellyn, IL to Shreveport, LA with her husband Buddy in 2009. She retired from American Airlines where she was Director of VIP Relations in Chicago.
Mark McAndrew, Legal
Glen Ellyn, IL
Mark actively serves on the boards of several local and international ministries. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, he brings two decades of experience in non-profit management to the ministry.
Mark is an attorney with the firm of Rathje Woodward, Wheaton IL.
Jerry Webb, Fundraising
Jerry is the President of Prairie Financial Services, Inc. in Naperville, IL and has been extremely active in supporting Christian mission organizations for more than 20 years. Jerry and his wife Margaret are great friends of this ministry, having known Ben for nearly a decade.
Jerry has helped found Christian giving organizations and serves on the boards of directors of organizations. He brings a unique point of view to the Board because wherever he goes, whoever he’s talking to - client, friend or the person in the seat next to him on an airplane, the message is always the same: Everything belongs to God. We are only stewards of the wealth he gives us. This is an interesting philosophy for a financial manager, but along with managing client portfolios, he encourages people to set up donor advised funds to facilitate the giving away of money. He quotes from The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn: "Once we understand we are giving away God’s money to do His work, we discover a peace and joy we never had when we thought it was our money."
Donna Hacek, Medical Missions
Arlington Heights, IL
Donna has had a heart for Uganda since 2003 when she traveled there with a team from Willow Creek Community Church. She has since returned every year, sponsors several children in the Juna Amagara program, and, in 2008, led the first medical mission to serve the people of Kishanje Village.
Donna is a microbiologist with the North Shore Health Group of Evanston, IL and is remains an active member of Willow Creek Community Church.
David Headley, Enterprise Development
David serves as Go Team Director for Small World Connections based in Chillicothe, IL where he leads mission teams to Uganda, Mexico, and Philippines several times a year. David also works as coordinator for the soy ambassador program with the State of Illinois Soybean Association.
David has been blessed to travel to over 45 countries during the past 20 years. He serves on 2 agriculture boards. David is very passionate about agriculture in developing countries and using that as a tool to share is faith in God. David earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University. He is currently working on his master’s degree.