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We invite you to learn more about our team

Rev. Michael Parisher


Michael is a provisional deacon in the United Methodist Church. He is from Rocky Mount, North Carolina and attained his bachelor's of science in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship from NC State University. He then attained a master's in divinity from Duke Divinity School.

Michael has worked internationally in the missions field in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Argentina, and Tanzania. He has also worked with refugees at the Church World Service in Durham, North Carolina as well as with the UMVIM SEJ office.


Alison Klocker

Executive Director 

Alison hails from Toledo, Ohio. She earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Kent State University and has worked extensively in the critical care and emergency units in northeast Ohio. After leaving the medical field, Alison spent the past 10 years as a senior level business administrator at a for profit organization. She currently resides in Lakewood with her husband and two children.

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