Thanks to apportionments, seven campus ministries will be receiving funding to be in ministry with students in 2022. Campus Ministries help young adults experience Christian community in life changing ways.
In fact, one of the Toledo Campus Ministry’s alumnae, Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, has been featured as a leading United Methodist Clergywoman in the Cal-Nevada Annual Conference. A native of Tokyo Japan, Motoe Yamada was an active student leader on campus at The University of Toledo. As such she worked with UT’s Residence Life Staff in developing and finally inaugurating the International House – one of the residence halls on campus. She was on student government, a Blue Key member, and served as a servant leader with Toledo Campus Ministry.
Raised Buddhist, Motoe became a Christian through TCM’s ministry under the mentorship of Rev. Dee Baker. Baptized at TCM, her membership was filed at Monroe Street UMC. While a student Motoe served on the World Student Christian Federation, The United Methodist Student Forum leadership team, and West Ohio’s “All Ohio Student Gathering” team. She was also featured in an Interpreter Magazine’s article highlighting student leaders in the church.
Additionally Rev.Yamada Foor was included in the United Methodist Church’s Division on Religion and Race’s publication Celebrating Women’s History Month and their contribution through history: Click here to view
Congratulations, Motoe! West Ohio is humbled to be a part of your story!