Simon Peter Okiria* – Uganda

Senior Regional Director

The middle child of ELEVEN children, Simon grew up in Palissa, Uganda. Because his father was a teacher in the Catholic Church, their family moved often. He was unruly as a child and so was sent to seminary school, which led to him coming to know Jesus at a Catholic youth conference. Young Life staff saw him investing his time in kids in his home village and invited him to join us. He is now a the senior regional director for Young Life in Uganda. He’s married to a woman he values greatly and who contributes to his ministry, and together they have seven children.

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