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Commission names Gabe Simon as charter system administrator

NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The General Commission on UM Men has named Gabriel (Gabe) Simon, an employee of a health-care system in Baton Rouge, La., as the new charter system administrator.

“Gabe comes to the commission with a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise, and a willingness to be a life-long learner,” said Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the commission. “He is a man of faith, who immediately fit in with the staff during his interview.”

“Gabe was seeking a position that was in a faith-based setting,” says Gil. “He is the son of a pastor, and his previous work experience gave him an understanding of a work/life balance.”

When Gabe assumes the position in July, he will process requests for charter subscriptions for UM Men organizations, and he will provide them with president’s packets and other resources. He will also respond to requests for information on our ministry partners, individual memberships, and the men’s ministry specialist candidacy process. He will also provide current conference and jurisdictional presidents of UM Men with information about churches in their area with charters and individual supporters.

In his present position as senior supply chain process specialist for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Gabe operates a state-wide help desk, answers questions and redirects callers to the appropriate services. He uses the same business software platforms that are used by the Nashville-based agency.

Gabe is a 2007 graduate of Morehouse College, and holds certification in supply chain management from WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Gabe will assume the post formerly occupied by Joe Strausbaugh who left the commission on May 3rd. A graduate of Gettysburg College and Drew University Theological School, Joe served the commission since 2012.

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