Name: Michaelyn Sloan
Job: Missions Coordinator
Prior to 2010 individual parishioners did short-term mission trips through OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center, St. Augustine, Florida) to Romania, India, Africa, ALbania and Ukraine, and Project Mexico, in Mexico. In 2010 our interest in missions grew with 10 teens and adults going to Mexico and in 2011 13 teens and adults went to the Navajo, New Mexico and Blackfeet, Montana Indian reservations through YOCAMA (Young Orthodox Christian American Mission Adventures).
My own involvement in missions began nearly 20 years ago through my work in international adoptions with one of the U.S.'s largest adoption agencies where I was employed as director of international adoptions. I have had the opportunity to do humanitarian work in orphanages throughout Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America.
Summer 2012 mission teams will be going through YOCAMA to the Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico July 13 - 21 and the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana June 22 - 30.
St. Luke is not participating in mission workj through Project Mexico this summer. A July - August mission trip there is being coordinated by St. Helen and Constatine Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Hills.
For any information on our mission program please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org