Growing up in Detroit, I experienced the effects of poverty on individuals and began to realize I was being called into ministry to the poor.
God used the environment at Trevecca to shape that call into a focused understanding of the cycle of poverty. As a social justice major, I took the class Nonprofit Administration, which challenged me to write a business plan for an organization that would address a need I was passionate about. I wrote a plan for an organization whose mission was to end cyclical poverty. Other classes—such as Church and Community and Mission of the People of God—developed my theological understanding of ministering to those in need.
My wife, Aimee, and I have committed our lives to serving as agents of God’s grace to the poor. We are utilizing the tools we were given at Trevecca to live lives of ministry in Nashville.
My Trevecca education and experience equipped me for my current position, in which I lead a holistic adult education program that offers opportunities for individuals to prepare for the GED, write a résumé, search for a job, or learn computer skills. The program also hosts classes on budgeting, interpersonal skills, time management, and nutrition. Trevecca shaped my passion for the poor into a vision to end the cycle of poverty.
Dan Moranville ’11 Director, Life Skills Learning Center
The Salvation Army