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

 

Water project lightens load for new mothers

With a grant from UMCOR, church installs rainwater collection systems at three health facilities in East Congo Episcopal Area.

El Sol Community answers prayer for solar equity

UMCOR grants have provided a way for Holding Institute Community Center in Laredo, Texas, to harness the sun, save money, save the environment and provide more food and services to people in need duri ...

Roland Fernandes begins leadership of Global Ministries

Fernandes succeeds Thomas Kemper as head of mission and development agency.

Hospitality continues for detained immigrants during pandemic

An UMCOR grant helps El Refugio serve detained immigrants and their loved ones.

Louisiana should expect four-year recovery period, UMCOR says

Early assessments of the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura indicate the impacted region should expect to be in a state of recovery for a three to four year period.

In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, a long path to recovery

This spring, UMCOR and its partners concluded their work in response to the 2017 hurricane’s destruction in Texas and built community in more ways than one.

 

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