The North Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission board is honored to announce Tammy Kuntz will be our new coordinator. She will begin part-time training in November and on January 1, 2017 will assume her role as NCJ VIM coordinator, succeeding Lorna Jost who is retiring after 13 years of service.
Kuntz is a provisional deacon appointed to the East Ohio Conference as the UMVIM Coordinator and to First UMC of Mansfield as mission interpreter. Currently a member of the UMVIM board for the North Central Jurisdiction, she previously served the Firelands District of East Ohio on the Mission Committee and as a Peace with Justice advocate. She also served as a Youth Work Mission team leader.
Kuntz served the local church as UMW vice president, choir director, and youth leader. She is on the board of directors of United Christian Ministries at Kent State University, where she works as an assistant professor in Music Education. Her favorite mission sites include the Akron-Canton FoodBank, Midwest Mission Distribution Center, and the Manos Juntas Mission in Rio Bravo, Mexico.
Married to the Rev. Donald Kuntz, she has two adult children and four grandchildren. Kuntz has a Doctor of Philosophy of Music Education. Her call to Deacon ordination became evident through many types of mission journeys.
“As team leader, I encourage others to share in the joy of being in mission with our neighbors around the world,” she said.
We are thrilled to continue our assistance of teams who travel near and far being Christ’s hands and feet in a variety of mission experiences. Please join us in welcoming Tammy Kuntz as the new NCJ VIM coordinator, effective January 1, 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org
UMVIM train the trainer – ERT August, 2015
UMVIM train the trainer – team leader June, 2015
East Ohio Safe Sanctuaries March, 2015
Red Cross Emotional Care November, 2014
Red Cross Basic November, 2014
UMVIM Early Response Team July, 2014
UMVIM Spiritual and Emotional Care September, 2013
UMVIM Early Response Team August, 2013
BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP & OFFICES: (All General Church, Conference, District, present and past years)
North Central Jurisdiction UMVIM board member 2013-current
East Ohio UMVIM coordinator 2012-current
United Christian Ministries at Kent State board member 2015-current
Firelands District Peace with Justice advocate 2012-2016
Firelands District Mission Committee 2015-2016
Midwest Mission Distribution Center board member 2006-2012
North Coast District Mission Committee 2006-2011
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES, SECULAR MEMBERSHIPS & OFFICES:
Music Association for Music Educators 1981-present
International Society for Music Education 2012-present
Ohio Music Educators Association 1981-present
National Education Association 1981-2005
Ohio Education Association 1985-2005
American Strings Teachers Association 1991-2004
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers 1998-2004