Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Matt Lammers

Deputy Director - Architecture and Engineering
EMI Uganda
Joined EMI: May 2013
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Professional Training & Experience

  • BASc, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CAN, 2010
  • P. Eng registered in Alberta, Canada

After graduating from university, Matt worked as a structural designer at Read Jones Christoffersen in Toronto for 3 years. After this season he joined EMI, first as an intern in 2013, then as a one year volunteer and currently as staff. He now serves as a deputy director at EMI Uganda.

Ministry Experience

As Matt was advancing in his engineering career he began looking for more purpose in his life. As he was seeking God's guidance for what to do differently, Matt heard about EMI for the first time. Through Matt's time with EMI he has met with many ministries. This has instilled in him a desire for the church to be working together, in partnership with one another. Matt has also volunteered with a ministry working with vulnerable children in Uganda.


Matt and Ashley met in Uganda while Matt was volunteering with EMI and Ashley was volunteering with Doors Ministries. They married in 2015 and have 2 kids, a son born in 2016 and a daughter born in 2018. The Lammers live in Kampala, Uganda.