Alison BarfootUganda Mobilization DirectorShort-Term Global Teams Missionary since 2003
...Alison currently serves as the Co-Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Overland Park, Kansas, a position she has held since September 1997.
In addition to general parish ministry, for six years she
was responsible for local and international missions ministries.She has 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 has also helped Christ Church establish a partnership relationship with the Nebbi Diocese in Uganda and the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.
In these partnerships, Christ Church
sends five to six teams a year and receives teams of Ugandans and Hondurans in Overland Park each year.Christ Church
also has a partnership relationship in Haiti.In February 2003 she
was made a canon of Nebbi Diocese
in Uganda.Alison is currently focusing her ministry time in two areas: (1) Serving as the Co-Rector of Christ Church, with particular focus on helping the church plant a daughter church 15 miles west of their current location in the growing western suburbs of Kansas City; and, (2) Mobilizing Ugandans and other East Africans to bless the nations.Alison
has traveled to Uganda every year since 1994 and has a growing network of relationships to facilitate the training, equipping, and sending of Ugandans to bless the nations.Alison serves on 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 Episcopal School for Ministry, and has helped carry the vision of Trinity as a Great Commission Seminary.
In 1999 Alison
received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
dissertation focused on leadership development among university-educated young Christians in Uganda.Rooted in the book of Nehemiah, this training has been pioneered twice in Uganda and has been well received.