Dr. Morsch believes every individual is uniquely gifted and called to serve others. In 1993, he helped found One Heart – Many Hands and now serves as its Chairman. In 1992, he helped found Heart to Heart International, a global humanitarian organization where he now serves as president. Morsch also founded Docs Who Care, an organization of family physicians who, like himself, desire the flexibility to practice medicine as well as devote time to volunteer opportunities and medical missions.
Morsch has received numerous awards, including the President’s Volunteer Action Award, the United Nations Association – Kansas City World Citizen Award, the Points of Light Community Leadership Award, the International Relations Council Community Service Award, the Salvation Army’s Others Award, the Washington Times Foundation’s National Service Award, and the first-ever Humanitarian Award offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Morsch has also published five books, the latest of which is The Power of Serving Others: You Can Start Where You Are.
Morsch’s lifelong commitment to volunteerism has taken him around the world — from inner city shelters to rural clinics, from refugee camps to mission hospitals. Along the way, he has encountered some remarkable people, including Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II.
Morsch has served with distinction in the military, enlisting at the age of 17 during the Vietnam War. He holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and has deployed to Iraq, Kosovo, and Germany. A devoted husband and father, Gary and his wife Vickie reside on a farm near Kansas City.