We are pleased to announce Pastor Kelly Bender, UMOM’s Pastor, is this year’s recipient for the Roland Brammeier Award. He was awarded for his exemplary work with families and women at UMOM New Day Centers and Watkins Basic Needs Shelter.
The award is given in memory of Roland William Brammeier, a United Methodist Minister and community activist. The United Methodist Desert Southwest Conference Board of Global Ministries established the award, in his honor, to be given to one clergy and one lay person. Pastor Kelly works relentlessly with homeless families and individuals and demonstrates leadership in the area of mission related to children, hunger, shelter and homeless families.