Biography 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 (www.ugandapartners.org) 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.