It has and continues to be one of the best things there is about being involved in mission and ministry, the wonderful people you meet along the way!
The Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM) journey couldn’t have been complete without Joan Humphrey of Unity Presbyterian Church https://unitypresbyterianchurch.org/ and Pittsburgh Presbytery http://www.pghpresbytery.org/ .
Joan a former board member from the early days in the 1980’s was dependable and knowledgeable about how to get things done. She stepped in when the first PMM Board President was pregnant (Rev. Mary Marks King from Union Church in Cowansville, PA) http://www.cowansvillechurch.org/ and needed to step aside for almost a year. Joan who was serving as VP stepped in as Interim President.without hesitating to serve. She did an excellent job for this newly formed mission organization.
Joan also was active in seeing a need and as a result put the wheels in a motion to help people during some of the most demanding times in their lives. Joan was interviewed for our Passages Radio Show about her ministry work at one point in her life when Pittsburgh was first on the map as a medical transplant headquarters in the U.S. and the world. She formed a mission called “Those Who Wait” for patients and their loved ones who found themselves in Pittsburgh with limited resources and needed a place to stay. Listen to Joan share about “Those Who Wait” by clicking on the audio button below.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, a celebration of life and service of witness to the resurrection was held for Joan. She passed from this life to the next life on May 22nd. Read more about her by clicking on the link
We thank Joan, her husband Roy, and daughter Julie for being such good friends who have and continue to share in the mission of the Church and PMM! Great people caring about all of God’s people.