EncounterMICall in Detroit!

Charles gets input from the WSU Catalyst group as he prepares to reach out to international students at Wayne State.

Charles Boayue III has some history with the church.  He grew up as the son of a United Methodist pastor.  He served as a leader on the district youth council, organizing charity basketball tournaments.  He spent Summers as a Detroit Annual Conference Mission Intern, leading kids camps and vacation bible schools.

Metropolitan UMC is a church with history.  It is a congregation in the New Center area, reclaiming its role as an epicenter for community life and faith.

Now Metro UMC and Charles are teaming up through the EncounterMICall intern program.  As Metro develops an outreach to international students at Wayne State University, Charles will help them meet students, organize gatherings, and strategize next steps.  In cooperation with the developing network of Motor City Wesley groups, we are excited about expanding the diversity of our community, stitching together people from around the world through "conspiracies of goodness,"  and enjoying both the heritage of a historic congregation and the innovation of a new student leader.

Thanks Charles and Metro UMC! And, blessings on your new partnership!

Carl GladstoneComment