Missionary Katherine Parker Itinerating this Spring

January 20, 2016

Missionary Katherine Parker, who serves in Nepal on behalf of the annual conference, will be available this spring to visit California-Nevada churches, Global Ministries has now announced.  Her dates itinerating will be April 19 through May 3, and May 22 through June 26.  While her Sunday mornings are already committed to supporting churches, there are other opportunities for a visit that can be arranged through Howard Parker, Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, howard.parker@gmail.com.
Parker’s visits will be to thank churches for the support of the annual conference and to report on the earthquake recovery in Nepal, current difficulties in shortages of fuel and other supplies, and a new community development project in a remote, mountainous area of the Rukum District, west and north of her station in Kathmandu.
Parker’s home church is Mill Valley’s Mt. Tamalpais UMC.  She attended Harvey Mudd College in Claremont for her undergraduate science study and earned a master’s degree from Sacramento State.  She worked in the conference office while attending school for her masters.  Parker served in Cambodia for five years before her current appointment in Nepal, where her work ranges from water, sanitation, and hygiene to adolescent sexual health.  To read more about Parker, click here.
United Methodist missionaries like Parker are directly supported by local churches and others through "covenant relationships."  To read more about covenant relationships, click here. Parker and other missionaries are also indirectly supported through the church's World Service apportionments.