Mr. Brian Smiley serves as Vice President at Edge Natural Resources LLC. Prior to joining Edge Natural Resources LLC. Mr. Smiley was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EnerPol, LLC. Before founding EnerPol, LLC, he was a Consultant in The Boston Consulting Group where he worked primarily with private equity and energy clients. Mr. Smiley received a B.A. in Government and a B.B.A. in Finance in 2008 from The University of Texas at Austin.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Brian was connected to the Phillips family during his high school years as he served at the church Brent Phillips worked at. Brian, his wife, Caroline, and their two daughters now reside in Dallas, Texas. Brian and Caroline have visited Cherish Uganda and hope to return.
Mr. Smiley has served on the Cherish Board of Directors, US Chapter, since 2013.
Mr. Nicholas Jankovsky is an Investment Associate at Advent International.
During his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Nick made several friends who were connected to Cherish Uganda. In the summer of 2015, Nick left Bain & Company and came to volunteer two months of his time to consult Cherish on our sustainability projects and budgeting. Nick found deep friendships with many of the staff members and became a part of the Cherish Uganda story.
Mr. Jankovsky has served on the Cherish Board of Directors, US Chapter, since 2015.
Jeff Glover has made his home in Austin, Texas since 1999. He is a husband, a father, and owns and operates a successful Chik-fil-A franchise with over 70 employees. Through his friendship with the Phillips family and others, Jeff became interested in the Ugandan People. Jeff has traveled to Cherish Uganda on several occasions and has grown more and more familiar with the country, the cause, and Cherish Uganda. Jeff and his family have grown in their commitment to offer assistance to Cherish Uganda Uganda and its efforts.
Jeff Glover joined the Cherish Board of Directors, US Chapter, in 2017.
Born to a military father, Kathleen moved around the country a lot growing up. She met her husband Jeff in high school in Connecticut and they were married in 1984. Jeff's military service took them to the west coast and they've been in California raising their 3 kids there for over the last 30 years. Kathleen worked on the Children's Ministries staff at Southwest Church for 13 years then recently located to San Diego. Two of her 3 kids are getting married this year, so their family is growing and she and Jeff look forward to a whole new season of life!
Kathleen Spillman joined the Cherish Board of Directors, US Chapter, in 2017.
Uganda Board of Directors
Alfred Agaba, Moses Mukisa, Brent Phillips
Alfred Brian Agaba
Mr. Alfred Agaba is a Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, Bachelors of Commerce Degree (MUK) holder, and a Certified Entrepreneur Trainer and Consultant with Regent University International Network of Business Coaches.
Alfred previously worked at KPMG Uganda, where he carried out external audits across various sectors. He joined ACLAIM Africa Limited where he rose through the ranks to Head the Financial Consultancy & Training Department. Alfred then joined Century Bottling Company (Coca Cola) as Country Planning Manager where he coordinated the planning processes of the company. Alfred then established SMART Consult (U) Limited, and led the team to successfully deliver management consultancies and trainings across 20 countries in Africa, Europe and South America, up until the merger of operations with ACLAIM Africa Limited. Currently, Alfred Brian Agaba is the Managing Director & Managing Consultant at ACLAIM Africa Limited.
Mr. Agaba has served on the Cherish Board of Directors, Uganda Chapter since 2011.
Pastor Moses Mukisa is the Lead Pastor at Worship Harvest Ministries which has locations in Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda.
Worship Harvest Ministries has been involved with Cherish Uganda for many years. Rachel Parsons, former CEO of Cherish Uganda was very involved in Worship Harvest Ministries and connected Pastor Moses to the world God was doing through this ministry.
Pastor Moses has served on the Cherish Board of Directors, Uganda Chapter, since 2011.
UK Board of Directors
Nigel Langford, Nigel Parker, Brent Phillips
Nigel leads hub Church in London alongside his wife, Nicky. Among the other hats are serving as a trustee on a number of different charities and NGO's. Alongside this are responsibilities held within Bible Society and also CGI as one of the Church's Directors. Nigel enjoys traveling, eating different cuisines, drinking coffee, reading and having lots of fun in the process.