The Burkes are a recently retired couple who have been closely volunteering with Simone’s Kids over the past year. Steve has been coaching and overseeing the soccer program at God’s Hope and Sharon has been working with program development. The Lord led them to Simone’s Kids a few years ago to be long-term volunteers, and now they feel called to step up and serve full-time in Uganda.
Both Steve and Sharon bring an immense amount of experience to the table. Steve worked in administration at Judson University for 34 years, where he was the Director of Athletics for 22 years and coached the men’s soccer team. His administration and aged experience will ultimately bring new growth to God’s Hope.
Sharon will step in as our Curriculum Director, where she will help implement and improve our new curriculum program. Sharon has 20+ years of teaching experience that covers a wide range of grades, mostly from elementary through middle school. Sharon is looking forward to working alongside our Ugandan teachers to better our education program.
On top of their years of experience, The Burkes have a heart for Jesus and for the people of Nakeske, Uganda. Over the past year they have been actively building relationships with the students, staff, and members of the community in Uganda. They have started small groups and built their own home, which they intend to be a safe place for the students to continue building community. The Lord has worked in miraculous ways to place Steve and Sharon in this position to willingly serve for Simone’s Kids.
Partner with the Burkes financially and help them make an eternal impact in Nakeseke, Uganda.