Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

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North America

North America encompasses great political, economic, and religious diversity with Canada, Mexico, and the United States as its major countries. With the exception of a few projects that cross the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexico is considered regionally part of Latin America. While the United States has the most advanced economic and technical capacity in the world, issues such as poverty, limited opportunities, and racial-ethnic discrimination persist. These projects and United Methodist missionaries seek to break the cycle of poverty and to open opportunities for all.

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Missionaries in North America

Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
Bishop, Kimberly
Advance #3022103 - Kimberly Bishop is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term o ...
Jeffrey, Paul
#09541Z - Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a writer, photographer, and media specialist documenting the work of the church around the world.
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.
Junker, Hebert
#3021182 - The Rev. Hebert Junker is a missionary assigned through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries to the Greater New Jersey Annu ...
Flannery, Kayla
Advance #3022104 - Kayla Ann Flannery is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year ter ...
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit Annual Conference.
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Lahr Lewis, Janet
#14183Z - Janet Lahr Lewis is the liason between ecumenical groups, Israel and Palestine.
Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
Joanne Marie Davis
Joanne is a Church and Community Worker (CCW) missionary; a project coordinator of the Hope in the Mountains Ministry in the Southern Distri ...
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
Keech, James
Advance #10841Z - James (Jim) Keech is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving a Mission Advoc ...
Atchley, Brooke
Brooke Atchley is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a Church and Community Worker at the Tazewell District Cooperative ...
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
Trager, Christina
Advance #3022111 - Christina Trager is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term ...
Perdue, James
#150298 - James Perdue is serving with the Desert Southwest Conference and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries for Immigration and Border ...
Booth, Jamie
Advance #3022076 - Jamie Booth is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of se ...
Torres, Kim King
#982904 - Kim King Torres is assigned as a Church and Community Worker and director of Branches, a ministry of Florida Urban Ministries in Florida Cit ...
Erbele, Evelyn
#10832Z - The Rev. Evelyn Erbele is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church currently assigned as copa ...
Hundley, Sarah
Advance #3022080 - Sarah Hundley is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Padilla, Manuel
Manuel Padilla is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a missionary for strategy and ministry of the National Plan for Hi ...
Boone, Richard
Advance #3022049 - The Rev. Dr. Richard Boone is a Church and Community Worker missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as the H ...
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
Tristán, Sergio
#541002 - Rev. Sergio Felipe Tristán is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to the Great ...
Lesure, Gayle
#982965 - Gayle Lesure is a Church and Community Worker and Deaconess serving with the Greater Clarksburg Cooperative Parish in the West Virginia Annu ...
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
Hildebrant, Randy
#982961 - Randy Hildebrant is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned as a Church and Communi ...
Warnock, Carla
#13031Z - Carla Jean Pease Warnock the nurse/coordinator of Global Ministries' Missionary Health Ministry Wellness Program.
Watkins, Pat
#3020927 - The Rev. Pat Watkins is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. He is pioneering the churc ...
Innis, Janjay
Advance #3021836 - Janjay K. Innis is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned as an advocate ...
Pierce, Lyda
#09542Z - The Rev. Dr. Lyda Pierce serves as a United Methodist missionary for Hispanic/Latino Ministry Development in the Pacific Northwest Annual Co ...
Quigg, Stephen Paul
#07994Z - Stephen Quigg is the coordinator of Global Ministries-related aviation ministries.
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
Bohol, Joy Eva
Advance #3021829 - Joy Eva A. Bohol is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned as a mission a ...
Stanford, Nicholas
Advance #3022131 - Nicholas H. Stanford is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year t ...
Varnado, Earnestine Andrews
#982905 - Earnestine Varnado is a deaconess and missionary serving as a Church and Community Worker at St. Andrew's Mission, located in McComb, Mi ...
Henneman, Jennifer
Advance #3022137 - Jennifer Lynn Henneman, BSN, RN, is a Church and Community Worker (CCW) missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serv ...
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
Kastner, Andrew
Advance #3022070 - Andrew Kastner is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Stransky, Linda
#803004 - The Rev. Linda Stransky is a Church and Community Worker (CCW) missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as outreach di ...
Gomes, Marcelo
Advance #3022065 - Marcelo Gomes is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, assigned through the Nati ...
Duran, Cesar
Advance #3022066 - The Rev. Cesar M. Duran is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving through ...
Quigg, Gail
#07995Z - Gail Z. Quigg is a missionary assigned to church aviation ministries.
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
Warnock, Theodore
#13030Z - Ted Warnock works with the United Methodist Committee on Relief on special health projects in Africa.
Oliveira, Erica
#3021491 - Erica Oliveira is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, initially serving with The S ...
Schmitz, Kristen
#3021774 - The Rev. Kristen Schmitz is serving as a general education teacher in the English-speaking School of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Con ...
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
Kvalheim, Emily
Advance #3022060 - Emily Kvalheim is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Dunlap-Grace, Mariellyn
#3021171 Mariellyn Dunlap-Grace is assigned as a Church and Community Worker to serve as patient services coordinator of the Charitable Pharmacy of Ce ...
Stransky, Mark
#803003 - Mark Stransky is a Church and Community Worker serving as director of housing at Project Crossroads in Marion, Virginia, in the Holston Annu ...
Gladstone-Highland, Mary
#982022 - Mary Gladstone-Highland is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Church and C ...
Greathouse, Gordon
#07695Z - Gordon Greathouse is a United Methodist missionary now serving as Missionary in Residence at the General Board of Global Ministries in New Y ...
McCurdy, Nan
#10801Z - Nan McCurdy is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries. She and her missionary husband, Miguel Mairena, ar ...
Purdom, Amy
Advance #3022042 - Amy Purdom is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Church and Commu ...
Kastner, Caitlin
Advance #3022071 - Caitlin Kastner is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term o ...
Wang, Fuxia
#3021191 - The Rev. Fuxia Wang is serving as a Church and Community Worker with the Chinese community in Norman and South Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Nichols, Elizabeth
#982953 - Elizabeth (Lisa) Lamb Nichols is a deaconess and Church and Community Worker serving as the executive director of Henry Fork Service Center, ...
Peterson, Kathleen
#982942 - Kathleen E. (Katie) Peterson is a deaconess serving as a Church and Community Worker with the General Board of Global Ministries of The Unit ...
Williams, Chelsea
Advance #3022062 - Chelsea Williams is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term ...
Gomez, German
#721537 - German Gomez is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries at San Juan Mission in Clanton, AL, in the Alabama-West Fl ...
Feezor, Amber
Advance #3022063 - Amber Feezor is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of s ...
Stanford, Victoria
Advance #3022130 - Victoria Wrobel Stanford is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-ye ...
Mairena, Miguel
#12877Z - Miguel Mairena is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with his missionary wife, ...
Pewo, Donna Chaat
#3021377 - Donna Chaat Pewo is a missionary serving as a Church and Community Worker at the Clinton and El Reno Church and Community Ministry of the O ...
Ternes, Rachel
Advance #3022074 - Rachel Ternes is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Lilia Maria Ramirez-Jimenez
Lilia is a missionary assigned through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries
Bishop, Gregory
Advance #3022110 - Gregory (Greg) Bishop is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year ...
Schmitz, Larry
#3021773 - Larry Schmitz is serving as a math and science teacher in the English-speaking School of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
Shaw, Adam
#3021347 - Adam Shaw is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a mission interpreter for y ...
Rodriguez, Jorge
#933001 - Jorge Rodriguez Flores is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
De Arco, Soraya
#3021137 - Soraya De Arco is Church and Community Worker in 2009, assigned to Esperanza Viva (Living Hope) Community Center in Mason, Ohio, which is p ...

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