The Board of Directors of The Fellowship Cup, located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, announces the appointment of Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner as their new Executive Director effective April 25.
Bracht-Wagner comes to the Fellowship Cup from Marion Cares, a faith-based nonprofit public charity located in Marion, Iowa.
As an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church, she has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector of community services, including serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids following the 2008 Flood coordinating 10,000 volunteers. In addition, she has ten years of pastoral experience and conducted numerous missions to underprivileged areas of the country and abroad.
Raised on a family farm in Indiana, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She received her Master of Divinity degree in 2001 from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. Her experiences include teaching volunteer management for the United Methodist Church. In 2010, Bracht-Wagner completed the 2010 Nonprofit Academy and is a certified external assessor for the Youth Quality Program.
Bracht-Wagner joins her husband, Rev. Dave Bracht-Wagner, who is already serving in Mount Pleasant as the Iowa Wesleyan College Chaplain and First United Methodist Church Youth Pastor. Recently, the Bracht-Wagners purchased a house in the community and will permanently move to Mount Pleasant at the end of May. They have a twenty year-old adopted daughter who lives in Garner, Iowa.
Bracht-Wagner takes over the directorship of The Fellowship Cup as it enters its fourth decade of providing food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities to underserved individuals and families of Henry County. The Fellowship Cup will be announcing shortly a formal opportunity to meet Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner, however, community members are welcome to stop by The Fellowship Cup, located at 203 N. Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, any time after April 25 and extend their personal greetings.