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Presbyterian Church (USA)

Hunger Action Advocate


To be committed to Christ’s service, passionate and knowledgeable about issues of poverty and justice, familiar with community resources; has good communication skills, ability to manage budgets, and an appreciation for Presbyterian committees and congregations


1. Provide for the education and interpretation to the Presbytery about hunger, justice, and peacemaking issues, resources and programs.
2. Promote special offerings: Peacemaking, One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Joy; and Cents-ibility (2 Cents a Meal), disaster response, and various hunger walks.
3. Monitor grants and budgets for the Just Reach Ministry and Self-development of People.
4. Offer assistance and resources to congregations engaged in hunger ministries.


Supervised by and accountable to the General Presbyter.


Annually by the Personal Committee. The Hunger Action Advocate is subject to the Personnel policies of the Presbytery.


This is a part-time position for twelve hours/week.

Dougbe River Presbyterian School of Liberia

Many of our congregations have contributed to the progress of the Dougbe River Presbyterian School, which opened in November 2012 and currently serves 154 students in a remote, impoverished region of eastern Liberia. It is the first school ever in Twarbo Region, which is part of Konobo District, which is part of Grand Gedeh County along Liberia’s border with Ivory Coast.

The school reopened on March 2, 2015 after being closed for seven months because of national precautions against the spread of the Ebola virus.

The school project began as the calling of Isaac Monah, a Presbyterian elder who left Twarbo as a refugee from civil war in 1990 and now lives in South Euclid, Ohio. In July 2011, the Presbytery of the Western Reserve adopted the project as a validated mission.

The school and the people of Konobo District have also benefited greatly from partnerships with Last Mile Health, which trains people from Konobo’s villages to be health-care workers there; Welthungerhilfe (aka German Agro Action), which has engineered major improvements to the area’s transportation system and water supply; and the United Nations Mission in Liberia.

Updates are available at



Habitat for Humanity: Apostles Build


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Self-Development of People Committee (SDOP)
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