1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Doug Nagle has been hired to work as the Haiti Financial/Host Consultant. Photo courtesy, umvim-ncj.

The new website is now available. Please go to www.umvimhaiti.org for information valuable to taking teams to Haiti!

Susan Meister reported that after 3 weeks of operation, she has helped facilitate 91 teams for Haiti already!

Doug Nagle, has been hired as the Haiti Financial/Host Consultant. Doug is the other "go-to" guy in the Haiti office. He will work with Mike Willis on the details of volunteer deployment, especially team orientation and support, and financial details.Nagle has over fifteen years experience working in the humanitarian assistance and emergency relief field in both domestic and overseas settings. He has worked in both the public and the private sectors, in a variety of positions.

He holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) with concentration in Disaster Science and Management from Louisiana State University's Ourso School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Studies and Political Science from Ashland University. Nagle has recently been working as a Station Manager for the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Disaster Response, Grand River, helping those affected by hurricane Gustav recover from the devastation. Douglas has a wife and son and resides in Baton Rouge. He attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, LA. He is brushing up on his French.


This opportunity for nurses just came across my desk. I do not know anything about the organization but lift it up for you who are interested to check out. Bayada is looking for experienced registered nurses to travel to Haiti for a minimum of four weeks to assist with relief efforts there. Bayada will cover the cost of all travel, living expenses, and inoculations. Many of the supplies you will need in Haiti will also be provided. Be aware that this is a volunteer effort, and you will not be paid for your time. Even if you are not an RN, you can help by mentioning our relief effort to any nurses you know. All experienced RNs are welcome to apply. Contact Employee Relations Specialist Cheryl Kendra with any questions you may have or call 401-272-3375.