Jennie Diggs is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. She was commissioned in August 2017.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
Jennie is from the Virginia Annual Conference in the United States where she is a member of Salem United Methodist Church in the city of Mathews. She studied at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Virginia, and Rappahannock Community College in Saluda, Virginia. She has worked in public education and publishing.
“I grew up in church and I cannot recall a time when I did not consider myself a Christian; after going on my first mission trip to Honduras in 2013, my faith took on a new sense of importance in my life.”
A later mission trip to Togo in Africa was prelude to a call to pursue longer-term service, leading to her application to the Global Mission Fellows program. Jennie is serving at the Nome Community Center in Nome, Alaska.
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