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Michigan US-2s share

Trisha Manns advocates for US-2s.

Here are two great opportunities to get acquainted with young adult missionaries in Michigan. Join the conversation October 8th at 5pm.

The Global Mission Fellows Program is a 2-year mission opportunity for young adults ages 20-30.  Young adults are invited to engage with local communities, connect the church in mission, and grow in personal and social holiness. These young missionaries are trained, assigned, and supported by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM).

At the present time, there are five US-2s serving in Michigan: Michael Bennett, Kathryn Sappington, Emily Palm, Lauren Norton, and Yeo Jin Yun. (Learn more about them below.) US-2s are also assigned in Washington, Florida, and Pennsylvania. 

The Rev. Lisa Batten, Coordinator of Young Adult Initiatives for The Michigan Conference, serves as the Affiliate Coordinator for Global Mission Fellows. In this video, Lisa and Kathryn Sappington are interviewed by Trisha Manns, the Mission Advocate on the staff of the General Board of Global Ministries in Atlanta. Kathryn moved to Michigan from Mississippi in August of 2019 and serves at Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church as a Justice Outreach Advocate.

Global Mission Fellow Kathryn Sappington serves in Kalamazoo

Click here to go to the Facebook Video.

On Thursday, October 8, 5 pm EDT, tune in to a  “Still in Mission” conversation hosted by GBGM. Registration is required for this event, and you can do that by clicking here

The discussion will feature these Michigan US-2s:

  • Emily Palm is serving as a Case Worker with the NOAH Project in Detroit;
  • Michael Bennett is serving as the Resident Director of Intentional Living Community at the Wesley Foundation in Kalamazoo;
  • Lauren Norton is serving as the Outreach Coordinator for Motown Mission in Detroit;
  • Yeo Jin Yun is serving as the Development and Communications Coordinator for the Methodist Federation for Social Action, housed at Central UMC in Detroit.

Applications for the next cohort of US-2s begins October 12, 2020. These persons will be trained and deployed in August 2021. Click here for more information about Global Mission Fellows of The United Methodist Church.