Bronx, New York
Brother David Wickmann, who has been serving as part-time pastor of Tremont Terrace Moravian Church, Bronx, New York, concluded his work with the congregation February 12, 2012.West Salem, Illinois
Brother Jason Andersen, who has been serving as pastor of Freedom Moravian Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, has accepted the call to serve as pastor of West Salem Moravian Church, West Salem, Illinois. Brother Andersen will begin his new work June 18, 2012.
Brother F. Jeffrey Van Orden, who has been serving as intentional interim pastor of Church of the Redeemer Moravian Church, Dublin, Ohio, has accepted an appointment to serve as the transition pastor of Hope Moravian Church, Hope, Indiana. Brother Van Orden will begin his new work May 7, 2012.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Brother Mohamed Braima, who along with his wife Safiatu, has served as a missionary in Sierra Leone, West Africa for the past six years, was ordained as a mission pastor in the Moravian Church at the request of the Board of World Mission on February 12, 2012 at Little Church on the Lane in Charlotte, NC. The Rt. Rev. Sam Gray officiated.
Brother Braima was born in Sierra Leone and came to the US in the 1970s to further his education. He is a long-time member of Little Church on the Lane and lived in Charlotte for 30 years. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in 2006. That year he and Sister Braima returned to their home town, Luawa Yiehun, a village 270 miles east of Freetown, the Sierra Leone capital. Their dream was to build a church and a school.
In 2008 they completed and dedicated a church. In 2009 the first building of the Moravian Secondary School was opened and they are now teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
From the April 2012 Moravian Magazine