Gayle Lesure is a Deaconess and a Church and Community Worker in the Wesleyan District of the West Virginia Conference. A missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, she is involved in the Greater Clarksburg Cooperative Parish, a project related to Global Ministries.
"It is really great to experience churches and communities working together to live out the gospel by responding in loving ways with persons who struggle to provide for their familes' needs", Gayle shares.
Prior to this assignment Ms. Lesure served as a Church and Community Worker in the Pocahontas County Cooperative Parish for 17 years. The parish provided direct services to the poor.
Gayle previously served as an associate for Program and Community Ministries at Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, North Carolina. She was part of a team that promoted all Hinton-sponsored training and consultative events and ministries in the area. Applying contemporary promotional skills to help both pastors and congregations, the staff organized seminars and training programs, and conducted research, depending on the needs of the congregation.
Immediately prior to joining the Hinton staff, Ms. Lesure was a Church and Community worker at the Upper Sand Mountain Parish, Rainsville, Alabama.
Gayle received a B.A. degree in Religious Studies and Biblical Literature at Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee, continued her graduate studies there, and earned a Master's degree in Church and Community Ministries.
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, New England Annual Conference
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