uQuest Missions Staff


Melissa Melissa Moore, uQuest Missions Director
Phone: 423-236-2121
Email: uquestmissions@southern.edu
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About the Director:

I am a proud Southern Adventist University alumna with a B.S. in Nonprofit Administration and Development and a masters degree in Administration with an emphasis in Social Work from Southern's School of Business.  I wouldn't trade my Southern experience for anything!  I made life-long friends here and this is where I met my husband over 10 years ago.

I fell in love with missions from my first trip to Holbrook Indian School back in 1999!  Since then, I have had the opportunity to serve all over the world.  I began planning mission trips for Southern in 2010 in my role as the Christian Service Program Director.  I have planned over 25 mission trips and this year we are planning for over 15 more!  

I believe it is my calling to guide students in identifying how their calling could look in a missional context.  It is our hope for students to return from a uQuest Mission Trip with the understanding that they are individually called to serve whether across the street or across the world.  We invest a significant amount of time training the students that the service on the mission trip is just one piece in a long-term commitment to engage in poverty alleviation. One of the foundational passages that guides our program is found in Ministry of Healing, page 143.

Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, “Follow Me.”

2017-2018 Student Leaders

Name: Andrew Suekert
Role: uQuest Assistant
Name: Beatrice Ngugi
Role: uQuest Assistant
Name: Sydney Litchfield
Role: uQuest Assistant