Rocky and Chelsea are from Marshall, Michigan. They have been married since 2008 and have three young sons and a daughter. In 2011 they were forever changed by simply being a host family in their home for a traveling children's choir raising orphans in Uganda. Once they heard their stories and built relationships with them, they knew they needed to go to Uganda and serve. They went on their first trip in the summer of 2011, came home and felt God’s call to do more. For the next several years, they partnered with friends in Uganda and worked on several projects.
Now, they have partnered with Saving Arms Foundation (SAF) to present the Gospel to Soroti, Uganda's most vulnerable and oppressed children struggling with substance abuse. They are using a faith based substance abuse program and are serving with the children who have been rescued from the streets by SAF.
Substance abuse support is something very near to their hearts as Rocky is a recovering alcoholic and, by the grace of God, he has been sober since June, 2007. Rocky has experience with substance abuse recovery support through his education and work experience. Rocky has
his Masters in Social Work, as well as a certificate in Recovery Coaching.
At this time, Uganda has very little education and support for people struggling with substance abuse. With Rocky’s education and experience in the substance field and Chelsea’s experience and education in Family Life and Administration, they make a great team!
Their dream is to one day open a recovery support center for people struggling with substance abuse, all for God’s glory!