Meet, Sam Gray!
Hometown: Clemmons, NC (right now!)
Home Church: Come & Worship
BWM Position: Director of Intercultural Ministries and New Work
I am the “connection” for the BWM with our Mission Areas and Mission Provinces and try to raise awareness of and involvement in that work within our congregations. I also help people to see the needs and opportunities for being in mission right where they are.
Years in this position: 13 years (began August 1, 2004) but had also served with the BWM as a missionary in Honduras from 1976 – 1977 and from 1980 – 1992.
Fun Work Fact: I have worked along with 8 BWM Executive Directors (Ted Hartmann, Graham Rights, Ted Wilde, Hampton Morgan, Gordon Sommers, Will Sibert, Bob Sawyer and Judy Ganz).
Camp Involvement: Laurel Ridge, Tar Hollow, Mt. Morris, Hope Center, Van Es
Favorite Moravian Eats: Egg sandwich made with toasted Lovefeast bun
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Why mission work? Simple answer: because Jesus made it pretty clear that this is what we are called to be and do. So, for me, the only question was, “Do I do mission work along with my vocation or as my vocation?”