United Methodist roots. Global hospitality.
Justice For Our Neighbors grew out of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s long commitment to refugees and immigrants. Since UMCOR’s founding in 1940, refugee ministry has been at the heart of its work, guided by Christian values of hospitality to the stranger.
UMCOR established Justice For Our Neighbors in 1999. Since then, Justice For Our Neighbors has grown to a network of 15 sites that support more than 40 clinics serving more than 4,000 clients annually.
We're proud to have established the newest site, serving the Houston and East Texas areas.
Who we are.
Rev. Diane McGehee, Esq.
Director of Missional Excellence, Texas Annual Conference
The Justice For Our Neighbors Houston / East Texas Board of Directors is comprised of fourteen members.
Patricia Hunt Holmes, Ph.D., Esq.
Mary Lou Strange, Esq.
Edward L. Tyrrell, C.P.A.
Louis Holzer, Esq.
Ralph E. Allen, Esq.
John Esquivel, Esq.
Gregory N. Jones, Esq.
Stephen G. Tipps, Esq.
Susan Yang, CEBS
Rev. Will Reed
Our Advisory Board members support the mission of JFON in several capacities.
Gilda B. Bayegan, Esq.
John M. Howard, Jr.
Rev. Karen Jones
Rev. Andy Noel
Edgar Saldivar, Esq.
Stephen Zamora, Esq.
Brenda Diaz, Executive Director
Joy Green, Esq., Staff Attorney