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Barbara Stone Named UMCOR Volunteer Consultant

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2007—The United Methodist Committee on Relief welcomes Barbara Stone as the new volunteer consultant for UMCOR. In her new role, Stone will coordinate individual volunteers with UMCOR-related programs and in UMCOR field offices overseas. She will help recruit, place and train volunteers for these important programs

Stone comes to UMCOR from the South Central Jurisdiction where she was the director of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. In that role she worked with conference coordinators to recruit, train and promote UMVIM ministries including collaboration for disaster recovery volunteer management and exploratory missions to Methodist-related projects in Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Mozambique and Serbia. Stone also participated in training young adult volunteers in the Global Justice Volunteers program of Global Ministries.

Stone was the UMVIM Coordinator for the Missouri Annual Conference for eight years. She is married to the Rev. Dale Stone and they have four children ages 19-24.