Asbury awards global impact honors
By Janelle Gore, a junior from Orlando.
WILMORE, KY—The Phyllis McRoberts West Global Impact Award is given annually to Asbury College alumni, students or friends who perform service in the area of international community, social and economic development, public wellness and treatment, literacy and education, and/or other public services in developing countries. This year’s honorees include Wycliff and Staci Keter, and Michael and Claire Mozley, as well as another couple who work in a sensitive area of the world.
Wycliff and Staci Wells ’99 Keter who are serving in Kenya with WGM. Staci most recently served as Director for Africa Gospel Church Baby Center, with responsibilities including Mission team facilitator, children’s worker, and leadership development seminar leader.
Wycliff is a graduate of Kenya Highlands Bible College and serves as a youth pastor at Ngata Africa Gospel Church in Nakura, Kenya. He also serves as a Missionary Volunteer partner with WGM Kenya and resident “daddy” at Africa Gospel Church Baby Center.
Michael Mozley ’84 is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served in two local churches as associate minister and youth pastor from 1990-1996. Michael worked as the director of personnel for The Mission Society from 1996-1999. He has been involved in international missions since 1983 and has ministered in over 30 countries.
Michael and his wife, Claire, have three children, Anna, Maggie, and Luke. Together they have ministered in Ghana since 1999. Their passion is to encourage indigenous leaders to carry out the Great Commission throughout Africa and beyond. Michael serves as The Mission Society's Regional Coordinator for Africa, working with Mission Society missionaries in Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia. He is also pursuing a Ph.D. in African Studies at Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture in Ghana, West Africa.
The Global Impact Award is in honor of Phyllis West ’53 who, along with her husband, Stephen, has been a major contributor in impacting Asbury College’s ability to provide funds for students to participate in international internships and impact their world in new and innovative ways. We also recognize and thank Marty Moore and the Moore Foundation for their contribution to this award. Each award of $1,000 is to be used at the recipient’s discretion.