Thursday, July 01, 2010

Michael Wagner to begin as peace worker in Sudan.

Michael Wagner has accepted the call to serve as a peace worker with the Church of the Brethren in southern Sudan, effective July 1. This position is a seconded position with the Africa Inland Church-Sudan, a member of the Sudan Council of Churches.

Before joining the Church of the Brethren, Wagner served a two-year term with the Peace Corps in the West African country of Burkina Faso, in an enterprise development program. Prior to that, he worked as a life insurance auditor in Indianapolis, Ind.

Wagner’s responsibilities will include developing centralized management systems for planning, financial reporting, and project evaluation. He will serve as an organizational development advisor to build Africa Inland Church’s capacity to effectively implement post-war resettlement and poverty alleviation programs. These programs include health services, education, peacebuilding, theological training, agricultural development, women's self-help strategies, and relief efforts. He also will play a key role in stakeholder relations and communications.

He is a graduate of Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., and holds a master of arts degree in Finance and Accounting. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren.

Source: 7/1/2010 Newsline

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