Social Work Graduate Becomes United Methodist Missionary

ADRIAN, Mich – On August 3, 2012 Adrian College graduate, Darlene Logston, was commissioned a missionary of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Logston, a Social Work major, committed to serve two years in peace and justice ministries throughout the United States among the “US–2” program. This program has been on the cutting edge of faith and justice work for over sixty years. Commissioned professionals approach issues of community building and the common good with both critical theory and consistent compassion. Logston joined 34 other young adults in a rigorous post-commencement orientation at Alexandria, Virginia.

Darlene Logston is the daughter of pastors Jane and Russell Logston, who serve United Methodist churches in southwestern Michigan. She will begin her duties as Garden Coordinator at the Primavera Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, offering leadership among the growing urban agriculture movement. According to the Primavera Foundation: “Access to healthy foods and neighbors coming together to work on a project are both key elements to neighborhood revitalization.” Logston will have a direct impact on the quality of life and health of those who might otherwise be forgotten.

“Darlene is perfect for this work,” said Adrian College Chaplain Chris Momany. “She combines sophisticated analysis of systems and structures with a personal warmth and love for people.”

Logston is the first Adrian College graduate in recent memory to join this highly respected program.