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Rev. Funchess

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Title & Affiliation
Executive Director Waterloo Commission on Human Rights
Pastor Jubilee United Methodist Church

Rev. Abraham L. Funchess, Jr., is the oldest son of Abraham and Bernice Funchess of St. Matthews, South Carolina.  Recipient of many awards and recognitions, Funchess is most proud of receiving the W.E.B DuBois Award for Social Activism from Hampton University in Virginia and the Bishop James S. Thomas Leadership Award from former Bishop Julius C. Trimble of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Funchess is currently pastor of Jubilee UMC and executive director at Waterloo Commission on Human Rights.

Married to Veronica McGee with one son Solomon Diara at Iowa State, Rev. Funchess is author of a children’s book entitled Rise! and is the founder of  MLK New Jerusalem LLC.