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International Advisory Board

The Center for Health and Hope benefits from the vision, experience, and expertise of an International Global Advisory Board.



Senators Bob Dole and Tom Daschle--Honorary Chairpersons; Dole, a United States Senator was Republican nominee for President and Senate Majority Leader, & Daschle, a United States Senator was the Democratic Majority Leader.


Bishop Ivan Abrahams, Johannesburg, South Africa, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, formerly the presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.


Dr. Musa W. Dube is a distinguished international speaker, author and HIV and AIDS activist who serves as Professor of New Testament at the University of Botswana in Africa.


Bishop Lawi Imathiu, former President of the World Methodist Council, founded Kenya Methodist University in Meru, Kenya.

Ms. Theresa Marchetta is the Lead Spokesperson for the Mayor of Denver. 


Rev. Dr. M. Kent Millard is retired senior pastor of the 5,500 member St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana; Currently, he is President of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.


Jim Mitulski, M.Div., D.D. Major Gifts Officer, Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies, Pacific School of Religion, has ministerial credentials with the MCC, United Church of Christ, and the Disciples of Christ. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of sacred theology, having served churches in New York, San Francisco, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Berkeley. His international travel related to HIV includes time in Australia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore is Dean of Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA.


Dr. Pauline Muchina of Kenya is based in Washington, D.C., where she is on the staff of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. Formerly, she worked on women's issues and advocacy at UNAIDS.  


She founded African Women & Youth Initiative in 2015, a creative design company that crafts authentic hand-made African products for the global market that is managed by women committed to using their talents to break the cycle of poverty. Dr. Muchina also founded the Future African Leaders Project to support promising African youth who face serious challenges in getting an education and maintaining their health. 

In Memory

Herbert L. Bacon, Grand Junction, Colorado, was a well known civic leader and philanthropist affiliated with the Bacon Family Foundation.


Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, former U.S. Congressman, President of Common Cause, President of Claremont School of Theology, and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.  Deceased, 2013
Ambassador George S. McGovern, former United States Senator and presidential nominee, served as the special United Nations Ambassador on Hunger, and Honorary Chair of the International Advisory Board.  Deceased, Oct. 2012

Bishop Ruediger Minor of Dresden, Germany, previously served as president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and as episcopal leader of Russia. Deceased, 2018.

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