Carl Hill has resigned as co-director of the Nigeria Crisis Response, a joint program of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). He and his wife, Roxane, have served as co-directors since Dec. 1, 2014. Roxane will continue supporting the Nigeria Crisis Response, working half time as coordinator. Carl ends his term Aug. 31, to become pastor of Potsdam (Ohio) Church of the Brethren.
Before starting as co-director of Nigeria Crisis Response, Carl was part of a delegation to Nigeria in Nov. 2014, shortly after the EYN headquarters were overrun by Boko Haram. On that trip, and throughout his term as co-director, he encouraged and supported the Nigerian people and EYN leaders during a very difficult time.
Along with Roxane, Carl coordinated and led delegations to Nigeria, organized the sending of volunteers to support the Nigeria Crisis Response, and was an integral part of the communication between the two countries. His work included making regular visits to Nigeria, providing ongoing reporting of activities, maintaining a blog, assisting with financial matters, and coordinating activities with EYN and other partner organizations. In the United States, he enjoyed visiting churches and encouraging them to support the work in Nigeria.
Previously, the Hills were program volunteers and mission workers in Nigeria, serving through the Global Mission and Service of the denomination. They taught at EYN’s Kulp Bible College from Dec. 2012 to May 2014, until the insurgent group Boko Haram made the area unsafe.