Carmen Francesco 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.
Carmen is from Beach Lake, Pennsylvania, where she is a member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church in the Susquehanna Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and community development and a Master of Arts degree in social justice and human rights from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. She has worked in several environmental, climate justice, food security, and “green” projects.
She feels called to a ministry of creation care. “Since my childhood, faith and spirituality have been constant in my life,” Carmen says. “For my whole life I have had a relationship with the creator…and I knew from an early age that I wanted to make lasting social and environmental change. I grew up in a family that was passionate about following the spiritual gifts God entrusted to each of us to fulfill God’s call to be stewards of creation.”
“I believe that participating in mission will not only bless me with the opportunity to learn and grow in faith but also allow me to fulfill the calling God has blessed me with in my life.”
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