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, and

Our Leadership


Portrait of Roland FernandezRoland 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