Senegal missionary set to visit 6 Miss.churches


Missionary Karen Ujereh will be in Mississippi in March and early April for itineration.

Plans call for her to visit Cleveland St. Luke’s on March 15, Starkville First UMC on March 18, Meridian Marion UMC and Meridian Pleasant Grove UMCs on March 24, Meridian Poplar Springs Drive UMC on March 25 and Hattiesburg Parkway Heights UMC on April 5.

Each of the churches has a covenant relationship with Ujereh.

Ujereh is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries assigned to Dakar, Senegal where she serves as GBGM’s area financial executive as well as supervising projects of the United Methodist Church in Senegal. As AFE her responsibilities include oversight of all receipts and disbursements of GBGM funds for projects in the conference. Supervising the Prison Ministry in three prisons, Ujereh is also the VIM coordinator for Senegal and hosts about four teams a year.

A native of New Orleans, Ujereh serves with her husband, Sebastine, a native of Nigeria who has also served as a UM missionary, and they have three children: Jessica, born in New Orleans and Sebastine, Jr. and Laura, who were both born in Nigeria. Ujereh is a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church in New Orleans.