Mohr, Daniel Christian
Daniel Christian Mohr is an international Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
Daniel is a member of Sterling (Virginia) United Methodist Church, Virginia Annual Conference. He participated in service projects and mission work and served as an annual conference delegate in 2020 and 2021.
At the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Daniel was vice president of the Wesley Foundation’s Student Coordinating Council. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics/ foreign affairs and German. He speaks German, Swahili and Spanish.
“The Global Mission Fellows program,” Daniel said, “intrigues me for multiple reasons. In many ways, I believe my education and upbringing have prepared me well and put me in a position that allows me to gain as much from this program as I hope to give to it.”
Church and community involvement is part of Daniel’s DNA. His father is the missions coordinator and communications director at their local church. His mother was a social worker until he and his brother were born.
“From a young age,” he said, “I have gone on mission trips, participated in food drives, and watched my parents work to serve others and make our community better. Now that I have graduated college and begun a life of my own, I understand the value of such endeavors and want to dedicate myself in some way to the causes my parents have worked on for the past 20 years of my life.”
Daniel cherishes opportunities to put his faith into action. “I may not always find the right words to evangelize effectively on a street corner or sing in the choir on Sunday mornings,” he said, “but I can do my best to display the love that God has shown me in my life, in good times and bad.”
In both educational and professional situations, Daniel seems to thrive in nontraditional settings.
“I need a certain level of variability and mobility that I believe Global Mission Fellows can provide,” he said. “I enjoy problem-solving on the go and analyzing new and unique situations. GMF allows for ingenuity and critical thinking in evaluating issue areas and solving problems. I enjoy this and will be more effective in my work with this in mind.”
Daniel recognizes the benefits of leaving his comfort zone and experiencing new cultures and environments.
“I was blessed with the chance to live in the Czech Republic with my family when my mother and father engaged in short-term mission with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in 2011,” he said. “I also studied for five months in Berlin in 2022 and enjoyed both experiences very much.”
After Global Mission Fellows, Daniel hopes to work internationally, either as a foreign service officer or with another organization.