Connectional and Mission + Justice Team
Born in the Philippines and a lifelong Hoosier, Roscel comes from a very large, close-knit Filipino family. She says she attributes her deep love for the Lord from being taught to lead a prayerful life by her grandmother and mother. She is aware that all her talents are God-given and is excited to apply them to promote ministry at the Indiana Conference in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. She lives daily by this Scripture: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Garver’s vast experience includes organizing and leading mission trips, developing innovative forms of youth outreach, creating activity programs for Assisted Living residents, and farming with behaviorally-challenged clients. She has a passion for challenging congregations to live beyond their walls whether it’s weatherizing homes, cleaning up after a tornado, or packing and delivering flood buckets for UMCOR relief.
A native of upstate New York, Garver currently calls Muncie, Indiana home. She presently serves alongside her husband, William, at Corinth UMC. Prior to serving in Indiana, Garver served the former North Central New York Conference as a Diaconal Youth Minister in both New York and Ohio.