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Rebeck Elected Vice President of Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean

January 25, 2017

Rev. Victoria Rebeck, director of Deacon Ministry Development and Provisional Membership, Division of Ordained Ministry at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) was elected vice president of the Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC). The new officers were selected by the central committee and will begin their term’s in July 2017.

“Part of my role will be membership development,” said Rebeck. “I am already on the central committee and will continue to serve on that committee in this officer role.” Rebeck will also serve as an alternate to the World DIAKONIA Executive Committee.

DOTAC is one of the regional groups of DIAKONIA World Federation. DOTAC member organizations of deacons, deaconesses, and those in related associations are located in South America, Central America, Caribbean, and North America. These church-related groups practice the biblical idea of diakonia (servanthood) and lead the church in ministry to the world. United Methodist lay deaconesses and home missioners are also members of DOTAC.

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About GBHEM: As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is to lead and connect the educational and ministerial life of the Church. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults find help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their lives through our leadership and discernment programs. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @GBHEM.

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