As Howard University welcomed students impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marcus watched with fascination the chapels provided for these students on his campus. That experience—plus serving on alternative spring breaks and witnessing the power of multifaith services at an even younger age—launched him into a career connecting churches and government entities. Now, he’s an administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Today on The Better Samaritan, Marcus answers questions like:

  • What got you into this work?
  • Can you describe your role and how your role fits with other faith-based government offices?
  • How can listeners with food banks or ministries connect with government agency is on the back end of their work?
  • What have you learned about leadership in terms of disaster response?

Learn more:

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Resources

"On Being a Good Neighbor", sermon draft by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This episode produced by Laura Finch

Theme Song “Turning Over Tables” by The Brilliance

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