Tyler J. Davis, a young adult from the North Alabama Conference, was commissioned as a young adult (US-2) missionary of The United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 30. He was assigned to two years of urban ministry service at Central United Methodist Church, Detroit, in the Detroit Annual Conference.
Tyler is a member of Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham and graduated this year with a bachelor of arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College. He is the son of David and Leslie Davis, and he says his faith journey began in his local church youth group and was strengthened by his involvement in religious life at his college.
Highlands Senior Minister Rev. David Carboni says, “Tyler is devoted to serving others and always puts the needs of others on a higher order than his own. His time as a US-2 participant will bless many in Detroit and they will truly experience living the Kingdom of God when he is with them in fellowship, prayer, service and ministry.”
Tyler’s assignment to Central UMC is effective August 1, 2006. He will serve through the summer of 2008.
The US-2 Program is a leadership development experience of the General Board of Global Ministries in which young adults (20-30 years old) serve in peace with justice missions. This two-year opportunity to serve in the United States encourages its participants to deepen their faith while learning from and serving with community-based organizations. During the last decade 10 young adults from the North Alabama Conference have served as US-2s in various ministry settings throughout the United States.
If you or others in your congregation would like to send Tyler messages of support during his time as a US-2, his address in Detroit will be 7281 Whittaker, Detroit, MI 48209. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know a young adult who may be interested in the US-2 program, you can find full details about this exciting opportunity at http://gbgm-umc.org/who_we_are/mp/us2.cfm.