Leadership Changes at Mission ONE


from our board

During the last few years, Mission ONE has been blessed to have William Strickland as its President. We are grateful for the expanding impact of Mission ONE under his leadership. William has discerned the Lord moving their young family closer to their parents in Alabama. While this news saddens us, we believe that Mission ONE is as prepared as ever to continue to help make communities more like the Kingdom of God. 

Thirty years ago, Mission ONE began its work through a single partnership in Kenya. Today we have 14 partners representing 20+ countries. This work will outlast each of us. God is continuing to build a legacy of partners and patrons, individuals and churches, prayer warriors and pastors, moms and dads, humble servants.

Mission ONE is people—people like you who step into the need. You walk with us alongside our indigenous partners. Together, we provide immediate relief, culturally relevant training, and sustainable community transformation.

As we look to the future and begin a search for a new leader, will you please join us in praying for Mission ONE?

Although I am sad to be parting with an organization that I love, I believe this is best for my family. I am confident that whatever happens next at Mission ONE will be greater than what the Lord accomplished in my time here. We have built a strong team and a foundation that will accomplish Kingdom work for many years to come.

- William Strickland

Under WIlliam's Leadership

  • Mission ONE donations doubled, which means the actual working budget grew by 100%.
  • 2,017 churches were planted in areas where there were none.
  • Organizational structure changes increased partner communication and management leading to more effective work and a bigger impact.

Interim President, Olivia Mulerwa


Olivia Mulerwa, Mission ONE Programs Director, will step into the role of Interim President at Mission ONE. 

Olivia brings years of experience in transitional justice, human rights, and international education to the Mission ONE team. Equipped with two master’s degrees in law and international business, Olivia has lived and worked in eight countries across Europe, Africa, and North America. 

Combining her extensive experience in international relationships and education, Olivia brings a fresh perspective and cultural intelligence to her role at Mission ONE. She has led our Programs Team with enthusiasm. Olivia has the organizational skills and servant-leader qualities to steer the Mission ONE team through this transition.

Board of Directors Search Committee

The Mission ONE Board of Directors has formed a Search Committee whose responsibility is to identify the next leader of Mission ONE. They expect their work to last three to six months.