US Staff and Key Volunteers
As one of Hands of Love USA’s first child sponsors, Laura was a long-time ministry partner well before joining Hands of Love USA’s staff in 2017.
Before working with Hands of Love USA, Laura spent 13 years in the private sector where she provided financial services to small organizations and businesses. After choosing to stay home with her young children, Laura volunteered to lead Dave Ramsey financial classes at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church for 9 years while handling the finances of several non-profit organizations.
Laura is a proud wife and mother, loves running, doing yard work, and spending time outside working on her urban farm. She has a huge heart for Uganda’s orphans and abandoned children and is thrilled to see how God will use her to further the mission of Hands of Love USA.
Before leading the Hands of Love USA prayer team, Nora spent seven years serving as the Director of Hands of Love USA. During her time as Director her two primary focuses were building the young ministry’s operations and strengthening the relationships between the US team, the Ugandan team and the US partner base.
While she knew that her work as Director would make an impact on the ministry, she did not know how much it would transform her heart and her life. Using the ministry leadership’s radical dependence on God as a model, the Lord began to cultivate a much deeper desire for intimacy with God in Nora. She is now more passionate than ever about studying scripture, discipling women and fostering intimacy with God in others.
Prior to Hands of Love USA, Nora served with High Tech Ministries, spent several years in corporate finance, and received degrees in both finance and marketing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a full-time mom to two boys, lives in Johns Creek, GA, with her family and is a member of Perimeter Church.
Board of Directors
Daniel A. Rauch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Molecular Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Anna Latshaw currently pastors Dwelling Place Atlanta, a church in Marietta, Georgia that she and her husband helped plant. She is also a full time mother of four beautiful girls.
Born and raised in England, Anna has had a heart for vulnerable children since she was a child. This passion has led her to actively serve the poor in Atlanta and South Africa and to participate in short term missions to orphanages in Romania, Russia, and Uganda. After being introduced to Pastor Elijah Sebuchu, Anna founded Hands of Love USA in May of 2008. Through her fundraising efforts, the second Hands of Love orphanage and school in Kiteezi, Uganda was begun.
Kort Herman, DMD
Kieffer Family Dental
Dr. Kort Herman is an associate at Kieffer Family Dental in Rapid City, South Dakota. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Black Hills District Dental Society. Dr. Herman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University in 1997 and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Prior to starting his career in dentistry, he worked for Wells Fargo Bank for four years as a personal banker. Kort and his wife Rebecca have been married for 26 years and have five children. They attend Rimrock Evangelical Free Church where they serve on the World Missions Team. Dr. Herman is also a board member for his home owner's association.
The Hermans were introduced to Hands of Love in 2015 when Kort went on a mission trip to Uganda. While there, he provided dental care to the students and staff at Kiteezi and Namadhi. He was able to meet with Elijah, hear his story and learn about his heart for the children and people of Uganda. Kort was able to go again with his oldest son, Gabe in 2016 and again in 2019 with his youngest son, Jackson. Rebecca went to Uganda in 2018 and was scheduled to go again in 2020 but was unable to go due to COVID. Kort and Rebecca introduced Hands of Love to their church in South Dakota in 2017. Since that time, Rimrock Church has sent a mission team, organized a sponsorship drive and trained a team to teach trauma healing counseling to staff in Uganda.
Barrie was born in the UK in 1935. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet and graduated from the Naval Engineering College in 1959 as a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He served in various ships and shore establishments until retiring voluntarily in 1974 as a Lt.Cdr. After a post graduate teaching course, he taught Physics in secondary schools for 20 years. After retiring he worked for seven years with Positive Parenting charity which his wife had founded. Final employed retirement 2003.
Since 1985, with his wife, he has been active in Time for Marriage charity helping to lead Christian marriage weekends in the UK. In 2007 an invitation from Pakistan led to a continuing international marriage ministry. Meeting Pastor Elijah in 2007 led to regular visits to Uganda teaching Biblical marriage principles and becoming Trustees of Hands of Love UK.
Barrie and Eileen have been married 56 years and have four children, one of whom, Anna, founded HOLUSA.