Conference Announces New Coordinator for Conference Disaster Response Team

1/11/2006

Mr. Steve Kilgore, a member of First United Methodist Church in Weaver, has been appointed as the new coordinator of the conference Disaster Response Team. Steve has been actively involved in disaster response relief efforts in the aftermath of tornados and hurricanes across the North Alabama Conference.

He has been serving as the lay coordinator for the Anniston District's Disaster Response Team for the past four years. Steve is very involved as a leader in his church and community. He is a math teacher at Weaver High School. Mr. Kilgore will chair his first meeting with the conference Disaster Response Team on Feb. 11 at 10 am at the United Methodist Center. He may be reached by email: kilgore15@cableone.net.

A special note of thanks to Rev. Richard L. Stryker who has served as Conference Disaster Response Team Coordinator since 2003. "Richard has the wonderful gifts of optimism and vision. Under his leadership, the disaster response team was taken to a new level of effectiveness. His efforts were crucial to our conference's response to the Katrina disaster. He will be greatly missed," according to Rev. Patrick Friday, Conference Director of Mission & Advocacy.


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