Jessie Roark, one of this year's West Ohio Conference Harry Denman Evangelism Award winners, was recently featured in a story on the United Methodist news website, umnews.org. Jessie is the director of St. Mark's Resource Center in Lima, OH, which offers free clothing, food, personal hygiene items, household items, internet access, and referrals to other community resources.In February of 2019, the Resource Center served 834 households, representing 2,383 individuals. Rev. Ted Bible, pastor of St. Mark's, says, "Jessie gives God all the glory and takes zero credit. She only wishes to be obedient to the Lord as he guides her along this journey. She knows what it feels like to be alone, hungry and hopeless and wishes to live her life feeding the hungry, coming alongside of the lonely, and giving hope to the hopeless."
Read the UMNews story here.