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.

Advance Projects in North America

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Missionaries in North America

Panizo-Valladares, Rosanna
#3019710 - The Rev. Rosanna Panizo-Valladares is a United Methodist missionary through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, serving as past ...
Whitaker, Meridith Kay
#982994 - Reverend Meridith Whitaker is a Church and Community Worker serving as the director of Cookson Hills Center United Methodist Mission, a miss ...
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
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 ...
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
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 ...
Vaca, Brenda
The Rev. Brenda Vaca is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a Western Jurisdiction National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Min ...
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 ...
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
McKenzie, Marcharkelti
Marcharkelti F. McKenzie is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. Sh ...
Ramos-Gallardo, Oscar
#140638 - Rev. Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo is serving the Louisiana Annual Conference through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Louder, Ceewin
Ceewin Louder is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. She was commi ...
Wrona, Katherine
Katherine Wrona is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. She was com ...
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 ...
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 ...
Warnock, Theodore
#13030Z - Ted Warnock works with the United Methodist Committee on Relief on special health projects in Africa.
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 ...
Brown, Gretchen
#3021971 - Gretchen Brown is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. S ...
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 ...
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
Calhoun, John
#13970Z - The Rev. John Calhoun is serving as director of St. Luke's United Methodist Church’s Family Center in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine.
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
deBos, Rachel Michelle
#3021350 - Rachel Michelle deBos is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as 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 ...
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
Spyres, Chelsea
Chelsea Spyres is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. She was comm ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
Roemer, Sarah
Sarah Roemer is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. She was commis ...
Locklear, Gary
#982955 - Gary W. Locklear, Church and Community Worker and Home Missioner, is currently assigned to the North Carolina Annual Conference in the Rocki ...
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
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 ...
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 ...
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
Wilcox Smoot, Sarah
Sarah Wilcox Smoot is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. She was ...
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Arrieta-Ramos, Juanita
#550001 - Juanita Arrieta-Ramos is the coordinator of Latino Ministries for the Louisiana Conference Annual Conference.
Edwards, Donald
#982026 - The Rev. Donald E. Edwards is serving as a Church and Community Worker with the Shalom Zone: Grace Ministries in Roanoke, Virginia.
Quigg, Gail
#07995Z - Gail Z. Quigg is a missionary assigned to church aviation ministries.
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 ...
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 ...
Rios Martinez, Javier
#542001 - Javier Rios Martinez is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in Topeka, Kansas, as Director of the Fellowship a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Jeffrey, Paul
#09541Z - Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a writer, photographer, and media specialist documenting the work of the church around the world.
Joaquim, Edney
The Rev. Edney Joaquim is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as Brazilian ministries past ...
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 ...
Howard, Brynne Leah
#3021279 - Brynne Leah Howard is Church and Community Worker assigned as an attorney to work with Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON).
Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
Figueroa, Irma
#951231 - Irma Figueroa a missionary for Hispanic and Latino ministries in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
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 ...
Keeney, Debbie
#982014 - Debbie C. Keeney is a Church and Community Worker serving as director of the thrift, vintage, and fair-trade shop of United Methodist Minist ...
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 ...
Gonzalez-Santiago, Olga
#3021524 - Olga E. González-Santiago is assigned as a Church and Community Worker serving as program director of the Syracuse Westside Urban Mission ...
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 ...
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 ...
Montano, Soraya
#3021137 - Soraya Montano is Church and Community Worker in 2009, assigned to Esperanza Viva (Living Hope) Community Center in Mason, Ohio, which is p ...
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 ...
Warnock, Carla
#13031Z - Carla Jean Pease Warnock the nurse/coordinator of Global Ministries' Missionary Health Ministry Wellness Program.
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit Annual Conference.
Kenaston, Connor
Connor S. Kenaston is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. He was c ...
Perdue, James
#150298 - James Perdue is serving with the Desert Southwest Conference and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries for Immigration and Border ...
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 ...
Smoot, Tyler
Tyler Smoot is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. He was commissi ...
Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
Rodriguez, Jorge
#933001 - Jorge Rodriguez Flores is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
Quigg, Stephen Paul
#07994Z - Stephen Quigg is the coordinator of Global Ministries-related aviation ministries.
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 ...
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.

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