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George Miller

Serving At: United Methodist Church in Germany (Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche in Deutschland)

Location: Germany, Europe and Eurasia

Home Country: United States of America, North America

George MillerThe Rev. George Miller is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as coordinator of international and migrant ministries for the United Methodist Church in Germany (Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche in Deutschland). He works out of Frankfurt.

The central focus of George’s work is outreach to and development of international and migrant United Methodist ministries in Germany. This covers asylum seekers, migrants, students, undocumented workers, residents with foreign backgrounds, and military personnel and their families. George relates both to the resident bishop of the Germany Central Conference and the International Council of The United Methodist Church in Germany. He began this ministry in mid-2014, after having served in 2012 and 2013 as a pastor with the German State Protestant Church (Evangelische Landeskirche in Baden) in the city of Schopfheim.

George Miller is a native of North Carolina and an ordained elder of the New Mexico Annual Conference. From 2006 to 2012 he was chaplain and vice president for religious affairs at Lydia Patterson Institute, a mission institution of the South Central Jurisdiction in El Paso, Texas. Earlier he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in La Mesa, New Mexico, and Anthony, Texas.

A 2006 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC with a Master of Divinity degree, George earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York in 1995, and a bachelor of Science degree in systems from the University of Maryland in College Park.

Before his ordination, George worked as a chief financial officer, among other assignments, and managed government projects in a variety of locations. He worked in peacekeeping operations, humanitarian response, disaster response, and nation building, including roads, schools, and basic infrastructure, mostly in Eastern Europe and Latin America.

George says that he has learned in the practice of ministry that the call to mission first comes from God but is in conjunction with a calling from the church. “My first calling into ministry was to help those on the margins and I find that I have a very clear sympathy to look for the ‘other,’” he states. “It is in the margins of the world where I find new life constantly in creation, developing, and transforming in new ways and forms. I have found that God is especially found among the disadvantaged and helpless.” He describes his work as “transformative” mission that helps people to provide for their own physical needs while providing assistance in spiritual development.

His wife, the Rev. Dr. Heike Miller, is a pastor appointed to serve The United Methodist Church in the Frankfurt-Höchst area.

The couple has six children, two small ones, Lukas and Johannes, and four young adults, Gus, Will, Sara, and Carrie.

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