Darlene Thomas is the Regional Director for Northeast Mid Atlantic jurisdiction of U.M. ARMY (United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth). Darlene has been leading week-long youth mission trips on the east coast for 14 years as a volunteer and was hired by U.M. ARMY into the Regional Director role in January 2018. Darlene retired as a Corporate Training Consultant with Highmark, Inc. in 2017, where she worked for 25 years in the training/consulting field. Darlene is also a volunteer Director for the local mission ministry that emanates from her church called "Hands & Feet." She has been leading this ministry since early 2017. She has also been in youth ministry with her local church for over 20 years. She is a mother of 3 grown children and a grandmother of 5. She lives in Mechanicsburg, PA, with her husband of 40 years, Ted.