Tag: Disaster Response and Relief

Simcox, Bob
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Simcox, Bob

Disaster Response Coordinator, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference In this audio file, collected at the 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Northeast Jurisdiction Mission Advocate Becky Parsons speaks to Bob Simcox about his experience in mission.

Ririe, Otis Edward “Ed,” Jr. (1936-2017)
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Ririe, Otis Edward “Ed,” Jr. (1936-2017)

Longtime UMVIM volunteer Beginning in 1993, Ed Ririe of Bartlesville served on 27 United Methodist volunteer mission teams. He loved helping people as an expression of his faith. He was serving on a team in southern Oklahoma, helping flood survivors, when he died suddenly Jan. 24, 2017. Born in Tulsa, Ed grew up attending a...

Haines, J. Harry (1917-2007)
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Haines, J. Harry (1917-2007)

Missionary and Relief Agency Director The Rev. J. Harry Haines, 1917-2007, was director of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) from 1966 to 1983 and a missionary for 21 years prior to that. At his passing, Haines was described as “a saint, a model of Christian commitment, hard work, and inspiration” by the Rev....

Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)
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Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)

Mission Bishop and Founder of Relief Agency Herbert Welch (1862-1969), the longest serving Methodist bishop, played multiple roles of lasting significance in the mission and social history of the church. His accomplishments included: Originator and first executive (1940 to 1948) of what is today the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the disaster response and development...