lison is the Founder of GMM
and its Director of Mission.
n November 2003 she was called by Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, 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
was also responsible for local and international missions ministries.
he 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.
he also helped Christ Church establish a partnership relationship with the Nebbi Diocese in Uganda and the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.
n 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.
n February 2003 she
was made a canon of Nebbi Diocese
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.
he 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.