Disciples of Christ lead in the growing partnership between emergency services and the faith based community

Tammy Clough - deacon at First Christian Church, Cameron, is pictured here with Cameron Fire Chief Mike O'Donnell and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Walser.  Tammy serves as the Deputy Emergency Management Director for Clinton County.  She recently participated in the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Annual Conference in Branson along with Roger Latham, member at Savannah First Christian Church and Andrew County Emergency Management Director who also attended with his wife Alice.

Emergency Management Directors oversee the formulation of comprehensive emergency plans for their jurisdiction and participate in leadership during responses to large scale emergencies.

Disciples have compiled a very helpful handbook called Help and Hope available at Chalice Press







Darren Day, member of Broadway Christian Church, is pictured here at SEMA headquarters in Jefferson City, with Deb Hendrick - Statewide Volunteer Coordinator and Susamma Seely - President of the Missouri Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MOVOAD).  Darren is representing Mid-America Disciples of Christ in MOVAOD and in the Missouri Interfaith Disaster Response Organization (MIDRO) which is currently chaired by Regional Minister Team member Bill Rose-Heim.  Darren is a Boone County volunteer firefighter, an on-line business instructor at Central Methodist University and a stay-at home dad who has prior experience with emergency management at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Disciples of Christ congregations wanting to connect with free resources to help them prepare to survive and serve during and after community-wide emergencies can check out www.midrodrc247.weebly.com/resources.html.  

Church Extension Fund is also preparing new resources and services for Disciples congregations preparing for or recovering from disasters. They plan to launch the new service during the 2015 General Assembly.