Young Women of UMCOR

October 04, 2012

NEW YORK (UMNS) — Melissa Crutchfield, Shannon Trilli and Nyamah Dunbar have become leaders at the United Methodist Committee on Relief. In a story and video, United Methodist News Service and UMTV look at their lives and the impact they make:

UMTV: Young women of UMCOR: "Our African counterparts are surprised at how young we are. And they even comment on that. … So indirectly the church is also presenting a face and really breaking some ceilings not only at the head office level, but even towards the partners in the field," says Nyamah Dunbar, who manages Imagine No Malaria.
 
3 young women = UMCOR's 'triumvirate': "I know we've all been through some incredibly difficult challenges in the work we do for UMCOR," says Melissa Crutchfield, agency staff executive for international disaster response. "For a lot of people, if you ask them about their job … they go to work from 9 to 5. They come home. I think for all of us it's much more than just a job. It’s really our life. It's who we are; it's not just what we do."