Alisha Damron-Seruyange grew up in a very different world than her husband Abdul. As the daughter of a nomadic Southern Baptist preacher, Alisha moved all over American soil—Montana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi. Gravitating quickly toward leadership and service, Alisha began to sense a call to Christian ministry. She also fell in love with theatre and weaving together the Arts and children’s ministry.
Alisha traveled to Uganda for the first time after graduating Samford University in 2005. It didn’t take long before she adored the place and the people. She returned to Uganda in the summers while earning her Masters of Divinity at Duke University. She went again in 2008 and implemented a creative drama curriculum into local schools. That’s when she met Abdul.
Alisha moved to Uganda permanently to teach creative drama in 2009. Alisha and Abdul married in January 2011. Alisha’s main focus is to serve as the Director of Daily Operations and Staff Development at Terra Nova Academy Preschool. During the holidays she serves as the Terra Nova Soccer Academy Manager. She also teaches a weekly Character class to players 13-20 years old. Together Abdul and Alisha have one daughter Micaiah and another baby girl expected to arrive in April 2014.
• Director of Daily Operations and Staff Development, Terra Nova Academy Preschool, 2013-present
• Top Class Teacher, St. Charles Nursery and Primary School, Katwe, 2011
• First Aid Certification, American Recreation Association, October 2011
• Creative Drama Coordinator, Christopher House Ministries, Bbunga, 2009-11
• Masters of Divinity Degree, Duke University Divinity School, 2009
• Minister to Children and Youth, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2007-08
• Ordained to Christian Ministry, Baptist Church of the Covenant, 2007
• Bachelor’s Degree, Journalism and Public Relations, Samford University, 2005
• Minor in Theatre Arts
• High School Diploma, Hyde Park Baptist High School, 2001