Cassie first came to Uganda in July 2011 with a small team from her church, including her dad. As soon as her feet touched the red Ugandan dirt, she knew in her heart that she was home.
Having been raised in a Christian house, mission trips and missionaries were a part of regular life. When she was in middle school, she felt the call to go into all the world to make the name of Jesus known.
She has worked in Scotland and participated in a large mission trip called the World Race, where she was able to serve in 11 different countries over 11 months (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Romania, Ukraine, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia).
After returning to Uganda four more times from 2012-2016, she felt the call to quit her full-time job in the states and return to Uganda full time. She felt it was also time to step out from under the organization she was previously working with and begin the ministry God had given her a dream and a vision for, which has become Kitiibwa Ministries.
Cassie’s parents, two younger sisters, and younger brother still live in a suburb outside of Kansas City, and lovingly take care of her dog, while she is in Uganda. Her parents and sisters have also been to Uganda in years past and all have plans to return again soon.
Cassie has degrees in journalism and photography, with minor coursework in social media, public relations, and graphic design.