Tresor Kumugo is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years in outreach ministries with the Gulf Central District of the Florida Annual Conference, based in Largo, Florida. He was commissioned in August 2016.
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.
Global Mission Fellows in the United States work through geographic or organizational affiliates, such as annual conferences, districts, or institutions. Tresor is a citizenship/immigration services coordinator with United Methodist Community Ministries/Suncoast, the outreach program of the Gulf Central District. His program provides students seeking citizenship with assistance in the process.
Tresor is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but has recently lived in the U.S. where he is member of the First United Methodist Church of Waukesha, Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Annual Conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Ottawa University, Brookfield, Wisconsin, and has worked as an account executive and production associate. His father is a pastor and missionary with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
“The word of God that I have heard in my home since childhood led me to give my life to Christ,” Tresor says, adding that he received Christ as lord and savior and was baptized in 2012. “My personal faith provides a common ground that brings greater meaning and value to all of my life’s experiences.”
His call to mission emerges from the Great Commission in Matthew 28, Jesus’ mandate to take the gospel into all of the world. He describes it as “helping people cross the line between unbelief and belief in Christ, and then become his faithful followers in holistic communities of faith.”
Tresor want to be a “blessing to those who are desperately searching to embrace God’s love, peace, and security.”
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