Samantha Upham

Lake County Early Childhood Coordinator
Journey Kids, Lake County

Samantha is our Early Childhood Coordinator in Lake County. “So in other words, I am the ECC in LC for JCC :)”

Originally from Orlando, Samantha started at Journey on June 6th, 2021. “I volunteered with Early Childhood in Apopka for 3 years before that.”


“I have the privilege to wake up every day and be completely excited about what I get to do. God is constantly teaching me new things and blessing me with this job. I feel His love and hand in everything that I am a part of here at Journey. It truly is our second home.”


“I have been married to my awesome husband, Jay, since 2007. We have one little love at home. She is our foster daughter, Harmony Grace and we are in the process of adopting her. She is 13 months now and a sweet and sassy little blessing.”


“If I wasn’t working in ministry, I would be with babies and kids all day! I would be a teacher or a stay at home mom. I love to sing and photograph (especially families and babies). I love 80’s and 90’s music and most worship music (Maverick City, Elevation Worship and Brandon Lake are my current favorites) I also enjoy reading and watching movies with my hubby.”