Kevin + Marcy Smith
Kevin and Marcy Smith are blessed with 7 children, 5 biological and 2 adopted from Uganda. Through a short term mission trip in 2007 to South Africa, God opened Kevin and Marcy’s eyes and heart to the poor, oppressed, widow and orphan. Since then they have been to Africa multiple times and each time coming back with joy and love for our African brothers and sisters. It is their passion and call to be a bridge for the global church of Jesus to link arms and serve the fatherless and widows, bringing the Hope of Jesus.
Jamie + Denise Lemmen
Jamie and Denise have 5 children. They adopted their two boys from Uganda in 2013. They spent 4 months in Uganda during the adoption process and in that challenging yet beautiful time God knit a big part of their hearts to the Ugandan people and opened their eyes to the ripe harvest fields. The Lemmen family is passionate about the expansion of the Kingdom of Jesus and preserving families by empowering them. They bring many gifts to the Amiina Team.
Noah + Dani Haverdink
Noah and Dani have 3 precious kiddos. They traveled to Kenya a few years back to visit their boy they sponsor through Compassion. Their time in Kenya and meeting their sponsored boy lefted them changed and challenged. They are devoted followers of Jesus with a lot of passion and creativity for advocating for the orphan and widow. They dream big, have a heart for the Kingdom of Jesus to be established through the nations and have a gift to lead with humble confidence.
National Director / Executive Director
Godfrey + Erinah Kyome
Rev. Godfrey and Erinah are examples of passion and steadfastness in Christ. They have three beautiful children. They also are a “parental” support to many other children. Godfrey is a gifted leader. Godfrey works at Words of Hope, an affiliate to Words of Hope in Grand Rapids Michigan. Godfrey was also part of a sponsorship program that provided school fees so that he had the opportunity to become all that God created him to be. He and his wife Erinah bring vision and passion to Amiina. They are burdened for the widows in Uganda and are advocates for them. Erinah brings her administrative giftings, her experience of working with Compassion for many years and her leadership skills. To know this family is to love them.
Archbishop of Uganda + Patron of Amiina
Archbishop Stephen + Margaret Kaziimba
Stephen Kaziimba is Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. God has put our brother in a position of influence and responsibility as a whole nation looks to him as their spiritual father. He and Mamma Margaret are humble servants of Jesus. Their deep desire is to know Christ and make Him known. Brother Stephen and Maragret have been living the vision of Amiina their whole married life by bringing in the fatherless, taking care of the widow, loving and empowering them to discover the Father heart of God and discover their divine potential and purpose. Their family and home is a shelter and shade to so many as they raise them up and send them out to do likewise. They have 4 grown biological sons, 3 daughter-in-laws and 3 granddaughters.
Noah Haverdink - Chairman of the Board
Vice President of Ottawa Kent Insurance
Marcy Smith - President
Cofounder of Amiina Ministries
Jamie Lemmen - Board Member
Sales Manager UPS
Wade Vugteveen - Board Memeber
President of Dehamer Landscaping
Barbara Williams - Board Member
Director of Development Grand Rapids Dream Center
Scott Miedema - Board Member
Owner of Miedema Asset Management Group