Chasity Shavon Jones is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Seattle District of The United Methodist Church. She 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 U.S. work through geographic or organizational affiliates, such as the Seattle District. Chasity works as an organizer with the Faith Action Network, a statewide ecumenical partnership that works for the common good and advocates for justice. She especially relates to United Methodist congregations and United Methodist Women’s units in the region.
Chasity is from Louisiana, where she is a member of the Church of the King, an independent congregation in Mandeville. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, and has done work toward a master’s degree in public health. She has worked for health-care providers.
“I have always believed that I was meant to live for so much more than existing,” Chasity says. “After completing my second year in college, the Lord spoke to me in a mighty way and invited me into his world. Since then, I have lived a journey that I never dreamed of, determined to share the love that I have received from Christ.”
Curious about mission, Chasity took part in volunteer mission trips, including to Cambodia, and “experienced a type of fulfillment that I never thought possible,” she says. “The Lord showed me how my gifts and talents could be used and ignited a passion in me to tread into the unfamiliar.”
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