Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Diane Abbott

Location: Spain, Europe and Eurasia

Home Country: United States of America, North America

Spouse: Mark Abbott

Diane Abbott is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries. Diane, along with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Mark Abbott, is serving in Madrid, Spain.

Mrs. Abbott does materials production, translations and secretarial back-up at United Evangelical Theological Seminary, She is a harpist and pianist. She plays for seminary chapel services each Wednesday and is director of music and organist in the English-speaking Community Church of Madrid.

Prior to this assignment the Abbotts served in Monterrey, Mexico. Mrs. Abbott worked in family and community ministries, and was also pianist for the Union Church of Monterrey.

In her earlier term in Madrid, Mrs. Abbott served as hostess, musician, and choir leader at the English-speaking Community Church of Madrid. She shares,"Jesus ministered to those around him, not just by preaching and teaching, but helping them with everyday concerns. I was in a servant/encourager and, sometimes,leader role."

A native of Hamburg, New York, Diane earned a BA in Spanish from Oral Roberts University and a diploma in Spanish studies at the University of Granada in Spain. Prior to entering missions service, she was a bilingual secretary with a company in New Jersey.

Diane and husband Mark are the parents of three children: Andy, Caroline, and Christopher. Andrew was born in the U.S., Caroline in Madrid, Spain, and Christopher in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Supporting Conferences: Central Texas Annual Conference, Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, New Mexico Annual Conference, North Texas Annual Conference, Northwest Texas Annual Conference, Susquehanna Annual Conference, Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference

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