about us

our mission

At World Outreach Ministry Foundation (WOMF), our mission is simple: train, equip, and support local leaders to make a difference in their nation. Our organization exists to see people live life to the fullest in Africa. Our vision is to see God transform lives and empower the people we serve to build thriving communities. When you join with WOMF, you’re partnering with a Christ-focused ministry that brings hope for a brighter future.

our story

The work of World Outreach Ministry Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 by Ron and Shirley DeVore. Ron and Shirley had already served in Uganda since 1987 alongside Pastor Steve Mayanja, but they found they needed to expand beyond just Uganda. WOMF is made up of many dedicated people across many nations. Although we are a small organization, we are now touching the lives of people across 8 different African countries.

Our goal is to provide holistic transformation in the communities we serve. We achieve this through ministry outreach, by providing education, care for vulnerable children, empowering women, building sustainable programs, improving health and clean water solutions. The ultimate goal is to display the love of Christ through word and deed.

our staff


Ryan DeVore

Co-Founder/director of
african ministry

Steven Mayanja

US office administrator

Cindy Byers

Feed his lambs

Shylo Deviney

our board

Ryan DeVore — President/CEO
Cindy Byers — Treasurer
Jeremy Carpenter — Board Member
Ed Holmes — Board Member

Shirley DeVore — Board Member
Keith Johnson — Board Member
Steven Mayanja — Board Member
Dr. Brad Schmitz — Board Member


Spencer & Patti


Daulton & Maggie

admin assistant/events

Breanna DeVore

infographic: transforming communities

who we are

Vice President

Jeremy Carpenter