UNITED STATES TEAM
Suzanne was born in the small town of Union Springs, Alabama. She attended Auburn University in Montgomery. Soon after she entered the corporate world and worked in Mortgage Banking. While volunteering at her church, she attended a leadership conference and heard a speaker ask, “Should you fish for perch or fish for men?” Suzanne followed the voice of God and trusted in Him and followed the call to ministry. God has laid a strong passion for missions, which eventually turned into the beginnings of Sozo. Suzanne is married to Ron and has two children, Reid and Caitlin.
Cathy graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations/Business Minor. She also graduated from Samford University earning a Masters in Business Administration and Louisiana State University earning a Banking Degree. Cathy worked in the banking world for a decade then most recently worked for another non-profit as Director of Finance. Cathy’s family became involved with Sozo in 2012 by volunteering and going on Ugandan mission trips. She is married to Russell and has a daughter, Mary Tate. Cathy feels blessed that God called her use her God given gifts at Sozo Children.
A graduate of Auburn University, Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations, with a concentration in Marketing. Amanda previously held marketing positions for GrandView Financial Group, Wake County Economic Development and Newmark Knight Frank. After 12 years in corporate roles, Amanda followed God’s will to go and serve as a missionary with Sozo in Uganda. She has now joined the staff as Marketing Director overseeing all marketing and corporate relationships using her passion and talents to serve His kingdom. Amanda also has a passion for discipling and serving women through ministry. This passion led Amanda to collaborate with another missionary to start the Sozo Women’s Ministry, Two for ONE Purpose, focused on discipling women and empowering them through employment opportunities.
Child Development Coordinator
Monica is a University of Alabama graduate with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Monica volunteered with numerous domestic organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, Best Buddies, and Royal Family Kids’ Camp prior to joining the Sozo Children staff. Through these organizations, Monica developed a passion for serving children. In 2013 Monica decided to pursue her passion through international missions by joining Sozo Children as a missionary. She currently serves as the Child Development Coordinator for Sozo, overseeing the Sponsorship Program and working closely with the Ugandan staff to stay informed on the development, health, and well-being of every Sozo child.
KELLY ANNE LEE
Kelly Anne was born and raised in Birmingham, AL before graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Human Development with a focus on Early Childhood Education. She finished her last semester of college interning with Sozo Children and after graduation stayed on full time. She has been with Sozo since 2012 and has now taken on the Commissioning Coordinator role in which she works daily with our short term mission teams in preparing and sending them out into the mission field. She considers it a blessing to walk alongside others as they take a journey that she is confident will change their perspective on life.
Media and Graphics Coordinator
Village Project Manager
Pastor of Spiritual Development