X
Live    Worship    Grow    Heal

Refugee Net’s New 2017 Board Members

Refugee Net is proud to announce two new members of the 2017 Board of Directors – Naomi Madsen who attends St. Alban’s and Liz Mahon who attends St. Bartholomew’s.

Naomi has vast experience working with refugees.  She founded and directed a resettlement agency affiliated with Church World Service (CWS), she worked as church involvement coordinator at a Catholic resettlement agency, served as national program manager organizing church involvement in refugee and immigration ministries for the United Methodist Church and served as director of a CWS resettlement agency.  Naomi believes firmly that personal, face-to-face relationships between refugees and congregations and their members are transformational, not just for refugees, but for the church.

Liz Mahon recalls that . . . “Attending a presentation at St. Bartholomew’s Church by refugee network staff introduced me to the Episcopal Refugee Network in 2011.

Two sons grown, I was ready to step out of my suburban comfort zone and into the tutoring program at St. Mark’s Church in City Heights.

What greeted me were children eager to learn English and glad for help with their homework.  My joy is working with other RefugeeNet tutors from all over San Diego county to help provide a positive learning environment. ”

The goal of Refugee Net is to help refugees become productive citizens.  Board terms last for a period of 3 years and members are an active and integral part of the organization.  For more information please visit www.refugee-net.org or call (619) 283-1337


by
Category: #Outreach, #Sundays

Respond to this:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

For the Sake of God’s Kingdom
May 17, 2022

“Ten dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.  Give to the departed eternal rest  Let light perpetual shine upon them.”   So reads the May 14 addition to ‘Litany in the Wake of A Mass Shooting’ on Bishops Against Gun Violence website. Just a day later, Sunday, May 15, yet another addition is needed:  “One dead at […]

Knight of Grace
May 16, 2022

Her Majesty the Queen, Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, has been pleased to sanction Promotions in, and Admissions to, the Order of St John. The Rev. Canon Andrew Rank has been promoted to Knight of Grace, one of the highest levels of service and recognition […]

Prayers for Memorial Day

Join the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego in prayer as we approach Memorial Day. EDSD knows the great sacrifice our military members, their families, friends, and neighbors endure in order for all of us to celebrate our freedoms. Take a moment and pray for these courageous people who gave their lives for the goal of […]

View All News
Receive the latest news.

© Episcopal Diocese of San Diego 2022. All Rights Reserved.