Dwaine Morgan is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Church and Community Worker. He is assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
The Mission Response Center is part of the annual conference mission program. It encompasses the collection, processing, and repacking of items for shipment to international mission sites, including Armenia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Dominican Republic. Wesley Community Development, which builds low-income housing, uses part of the MRC for storage and as a work area for framing houses. United Methodist Committee on Relief kits and flood buckets are collected, repacked, and shipped for use in the US and around the world.
As manager of the Center, Dwaine oversees the facilities and grounds, including the vehicles and equipment of the Western North Carolina Disaster Response program. He schedules and supervises volunteer teams that prepare items for shipment and perform other necessary tasks. He coordinates the pickup of goods from churches and events as needed.
"Anywhere in the world that people are hurting, whether due to man-made scarcity or to natural disaster, God's people, by their presence and action, are a sign of God's redeeming presence," Mr. Morgan says. "Of course, we cannot all be physically present where there is a need. The MRC provides an avenue for God's people to participate in 'hands-on' mission education and experience close to where they live. Our workers seem to benefit from the experience of doing for others as much as I enjoy having them with us."
A former chaplain's assistant in the US Army, Mr. Morgan has worked in church-related ministries since 1981, when he began as an educational assistant at First United Methodist Church in Ulysses, Kansas. He also served on the church staff at the First United Methodist Churches in Abilene, Kansas and Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Prior to his current assignment, Dwaine’s previous Church and Community Worker positions have been as a staff member with the Office of Creative Ministries in Missouri and as director of Helping Hands of the Potomac Highlands in Keyser, West Virginia.
A native of Kentucky, Mr. Morgan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Campbellsville College in Kentucky, and a Master of Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
He and his wife, Beth Morgan, are the parents of one daughter, April Dawn, and have a granddaughter, Katherine Elizabeth.
: Kentucky Annual Conference
, Western North Carolina Annual Conference
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