Give to at least one of the following Mission Personnel
Mission Personnel within the Michigan Annual Conference
Randy Joe Hildebrant
General Advance #982961
Serving God's County Cooperative Parish in Newberry, MI.
Randy Hildebrant is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned as a Church and Community Worker at God’s Country Cooperative Parish, based in Newberrry, Michigan. The parish consists of seven churches. Randy works with them in community development, leadership development,special projects, and in hosting volunteer-in-mission teams. He travels among and speaks often in the churches. God’s County Cooperative Parish has been a transforming community for 30 years
Global Mission Fellows/US-2S
The Global Mission Fellows (GMF) program combines the strengths of the US-2 and Mission Intern programs that began in 1951 and 1977,respectively. The GMF program engages young adults passionate about social justice to serve either in one’s own country or internationally,literally ‘from everywhere, to everywhere’. The program’s core values of Engage with Local Communities, Connect the Church in Mission and Grow in Personal and Social Holiness inform both the mission work and personal life of these young missionaries. Today, there are over 1000 alumni of these programs around the world serving in a broad spectrum of ministries, still passionate about social justice, still integrating the lessons they learned through their term of service into their daily vocations.
General Advance #3022760
Serving at United Methodist Community House.
Shanquel Askew is a US-2 Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service.
Troubled by gun violence in her community, Shanquel envisions local churches as safe havens. She said, “The church must be a place where people feel welcomed and not judged. A place to hear a word from God and feel free to be themselves. The church is us, and we must go outside the four walls into the community. Do in it in love like Jesus did. He did not judge, and he accepted everyone for who they are.”
Karis elizabeth brown
General Advance #3022762
Serving at United Methodist Community House.
Karis Elizabeth Brown is a US-2 Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service.
Karis is a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby, Kansas, part of the Great Plains Annual Conference. Growing up, Karis was active in children’s and youth ministries. “From eighth grade on,” Karis said, “I put in over 300 hours of various volunteer work, leading children and youth, setting up decor and running events, and painting murals in the Youth Center.”
Mission Personnel Beyond The Michigan Annual Conference
Mission Personnel in Africa
David Paye Guinkpa
General Advance #15089Z
Serving as the mission/finance auditor for Central Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
David Guinkpa is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as Interim Treasurer Liberia Annual Conference/ Interim Financial Officer in Liberia & Nigeria. Mission finance auditors work with church leaders,mission partners and institutions, and Global Ministries personnel in ensuring that funds are distributed and utilized in appropriate ways.Commissioned as a missionary in 2007, Mr. Guinkpa formerly worked in mission finance in Uganda
General Advance #13037Z
Serving at the Women's Leadership Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia.
Princess M. Jusu is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving in Monrovia, Liberia, as an instructor at the United Methodist Women’s Leadership Training Center.Mrs. Jusu’s ministry includes teaching skills which entail tailoring, tie-dying, knitting and home economics for women and girls who, for various reasons, have dropped out of school. Princess also assists with the village health outreach program for women.
General Advance #3021129
Serving as the director of the Department of General Education & Ministry of The United Methodist Church in Liberia.
Helen Roberts-Evans is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as director of the Department of General Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. Helen’s work includes meeting needs in such areas as teacher training, scholarships, resources, new school construction, and school building renovation and repair. “I want to share the love of Christ with each child because I know that His love brings peace and gives strength to overcome life’s challenges."
General Advance #3022400
Serving at Mujila Falls Agricultural Centre in Kanyama, Zambia.
Temba Nkomozepi is a missionary with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries serving as an agriculturalist at Mujila Falls Agriculture Center in Kanyama, Zambia. He was commissioned in October 2017. Temba takes part in a range of agricultural, education,and health projects, as well as church growth and development. Mujila Falls raises essential crops, such as corn, and engages in small animal husbandry, cattle and goat milking, fruit culture, tree nurseries, fish culture, and research.
BLAIR MOSES KAMINGA
General Advance #3022588
Serving Mozambique North Annual Conference, Chimoio, Mozambique
Mr. Kamanga is highly skilled in agriculture, especially fieldwork concerning crop production, irrigation, animal production, monitoring, and evaluation of agricultural activities. He has diverse experience in training and teaching others, both formally and informally through demonstrations in the field. With a love of grassroot agriculture that started at an early age, he understands that food impacts everyone and conversations about food can lead to discussing the foundations of life. Poorly planned agriculture has a negative impact on whole communities and countries. Mr. Kamanga stresses this reality as he works with others to solve the root issues of agriculture challenges. He enjoys being a part of a larger agriculture initiative and learning from others. Read more.
Mission Personnel In Asia
Debbie Dornon and Lester Dornon
General Advance #10920Z - Debbie General Advance #10919Z - Lester
Serving as coordinator of expatriate service at Tensen Hospital in Western Nepal - Debbie
Serving as senior physician at Tensen Hospital in western Nepal - Lester
Deborah Dornon and Lester Dornon, M.D., are missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries, Tansen Hospital in western Nepal in Asia. Deborah is assigned as coordinator of expatriate services at the hospital. Lester is assigned as senior physician at the hospital. Lester and Deborah returned to Nepal and Tansen as missionaries in mid-2012, having served there from 1990 to 2002.The hospital in Tansen is related to the United Mission to Nepal, established in 1954 as a partnership between the people of Nepal and a coalition of 20 Christian organizations on four continents.
General Advance #3022591
T. Park is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as the Christian education coordinator for the United Methodist Mission in Southeast Asia. Ms. Park’s ministry supports the spiritual development and education of families and children in Southeast Asia. A native of Seoul South Korea, Ms. Park earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of California at Riverside (1995) and a Master of Theology and Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (2015). She is pursuing ordination as a deacon in the United Methodist Church. Prior to becoming a missionary,Ms. Park has been a schoolteacher, children’s minister, and mentor to youth experiencing homelessness.
General Advance #3022592
The Rev. J. Park is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as the country director of the Southeast Asia Mission Initiative. He is based in Ho Chi Minh City.Rev. Park’s ministry focuses on congregational development, including support of local pastoral leadership and the cultivation of small group ministries for the church and community. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Rev. Park earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine (1992) and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (1998). Ordained in 2004, he is an elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference and has served as a pastor and church-planter for 20 years.
Mission Personnel In Central America
Mbwizu Ndjungu and Nkemba Ndjungu
General Advance #12909Z - Mbwizu General Advance #12910Z - Nkemba
Serving the Methodist Church of Belize
For the past 10 years Nkemba and Mbwizu Ndjungu have provided leadership in the Cameroon Initiative of The United Methodist Church. Now they leave Africa for service in Central America.
Nkemba reports in a recent email: “We have received a new assignment to serve as missionaries in Belize. We arrived September 10. The Methodist Church of Belize is part of The Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, composed of Belize, Honduras and Haiti. My task is supervising the work in the Stan Creek Circuit, to groom pastors spiritually. Mbwizu will serve as Director of Christian Education. Our prayer and hope is that you will continue to support us in this new adventure”
General Advance #3022034
The Rev. Charles I. Mulemena is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as a Pastor and Trainer of the MCCA Belize Honduras District, The Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, based in Belize. He was commissioned in October 2015. Charles’ work includes pastoral leadership and support. He is from Kitwe, Zambia and is an elder of the Zambia Annual Conference. Charles received a diploma in theology and mission in 2007 from the Trans-Africa Theological Seminary located in Zambia, and also holds certificates in church administration and psychological counseling. He has served as youth coordinator for his annual conference and as a prison ministry coordinator.
MISSION PERSONNEL IN EUROPE
General Advance #3022134
The Rev. Douglas R. Childress is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as pastor of international ministry in Tallinn, Estonia, and lecturer in church history and practical theology at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary there.Douglas is helping to shape an English-language ministry and to enlarge the English curriculum at the seminary, which offers instruction in Estonian, Russian, and English. Douglas is an elder of the Upper New York Annual Conference. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.
JOY EVA A. BOHL
General Advance #3021829
World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland
Joy Eva A. Bohol (Advance #3021829) is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church from the Philippines, assigned as Program Executive for Youth Engagement at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Last Updated on July 17, 2023