UMCOR Press Kit

About Us

Founded in 1940, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the global humanitarian aid organization of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering – whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster – with open hearts and minds to all people. UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR works through programs that address hunger, poverty, sustainable agriculture, international and domestic emergencies, refugee and immigrant concerns, global health issues and transitional development. Lear more at www.umcor.org, www.Facebook.com/umcor and Twitter.com/UMC_UMCOR.

Our Leadership

Portrait of Roland Fernandez

Roland Fernandes, Executive Director

 

 

• Jack Amick, Director of Sustainable Development

• Catherine G. Earl, Director of Disaster Response and U.S. Partner Relations

• Laurie Felder, Director of International Disaster Response

• Amy Fuselier, Director of UMCOR Sager Brown and Depot West

• Javed Sheikh, Finance Director

 

News and Stories from UMCOR

 

World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts

According to the United Nations, every minute, 20 more people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. For 80 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has helped Methodists ...

In service to our communities

Churches use UMCOR Sheltering in Love grants to supply food to immigrant communities across the United States.

Coming together for health in Zimbabwe

The UMC Health Board in Zimbabwe makes the most of its resources by collaborating with other faith-based organizations. Zimbabwe’s UMC Health Coordinator, Hannah Mafunda, chooses to walk with Catholic ...

Partners in health and healing: conferences come together for DRC hospital upgrades

Through their relationship in mission, the North Texas, West Ohio and North Katanga annual conferences celebrate vital upgrades to Lupandilo Hospital in Kamina.

A family for Lupe

With the help of Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), a partner of UMCOR, a 16-year-old girl from El Salvador is resettled with her half-sister in Long Island, finally free from dangers of life on the st ...

Podcast: Get Your Spirit in Shape

Megan Klingler, the Primary Health Care Specialist of the Global Health Unit of Global Ministries, discusses information about the coronavirus and how to keep each other safe.

 

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