Biography Diane Louise Stanton

Diane Louise Stanton
Born in Glendale, California, Diane grew up in a Christian family who valued
education, travel, community service, and the arts. After graduating high
school, Diane embarked on a trip around the world sponsored by Chapman
University and visited many interesting parts of the globe. The highlight of
the 5 month voyage was a visit to Kenya where she first became acquainted
with several East African tribes. After her return, she attended UCLA and
studied anthropology. She then transferred to the land-based campus of
Chapman University where she met her future husband, James Stanton
(currently the VI Episcopal Bishop of Dallas). After he began seminary, they
were married and she then decided that as a pastor’s wife, she could not live
abroad so she obtained a degree in Public Administration and spent many
years working in university administration. They have 2 grown children:
Jennifer Hargrave is a family law attorney in Dallas specializing in
Collaborative Law, is married to Jeffrey with two young sons, William and
Weston and a precious little girl, Evellyn; and son Justin has been active in
youth ministry, law enforcement, and is currently working in the IT industry
for a company in Houston. He is married to D’Anne and they have two
precious children, James and Elizabeth. Over the years, Diane has also
worked in other fields such as a museum archivist, volunteer coordinator,
and instructor for science programs; travel agent as director of group travel;
award winning real estate agent; and Chief Operations Office for the
American Anglican Council.
Diane has a passion for working in East Africa and has, over the past 18
years, coordinated several major efforts including the Pygmy Resettlement
Project for the Batwa tribe located in the southwestern region of Uganda;
helped launch several ministries for women in Namirembe Diocese; lead
major conferences (FocusFest) for the Church of Uganda, and supported the
work of Sanyu Babies Home orphanage. In addition, she was chair of the
World Mission Commission for over 10 years and is the current chair of the
Clergy Family Commission for the Diocese of Dallas which provides fellowship
and support for clergy families. She enjoys speaking and leading retreats
throughout the US on topics such as “Angels” and her work in Africa.
She became the first Executive Director of Uganda Partners
( in 2002 at which time the headquarters were
moved to Dallas. This non-profit organization supports the development of
Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda which is the premier private
university in that region. They provide scholarship support for several
hundred students each year, help with capital projects and sends short term
mission teams to Uganda every year. She is grateful to God for His provision
of such meaningful and blessed work for the young people of Uganda.