Global Ministries

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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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Jeffrey, Paul
#09541Z - Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a writer, photographer, and media specialist documenting the work of the church around the world.
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Davis, Katelyn
#3021488 - Katelyn (Katie) Davis is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with the Worke ...
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 ...
Allis, Alan
Alan-Michael Allis is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving a two-year term of service. He was c ...
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 ...
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).
Thorson, Kristina
Advance #3021852 - Kristina Thorson is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in Au ...
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 ...
Bowman, Emilie
Advance #3021830 - Emilie Bowman is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in Augus ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fink, Elizabeth
Advance #3021833 -Elizabeth Fink is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodis ...
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, ...
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
Rodriguez, Jorge
#933001 - Jorge Rodriguez Flores is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
Mudge, Sarah
Advance #3021845 - Sarah Mudge is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in August ...
McRill, Elizabeth
#3021504 - Beth McRill is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving at the Servant Communit ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kenn, Brad
#3021490 - Bradley (Brad) Kenn is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with the Gator W ...
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, ...
Peters, Whitney
#3021496 - Whitney Peters is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving at the Hinton Rural L ...
Wood, Michelle
#3021507 - Michelle Wood is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with the Servant Commu ...
Willetts, Tiffania
#3021500 - Tiffania L. Willetts is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with the campus ...
Kerr-Carpenter, Emma
#3021508 - Emma Kerr-Carpenter is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving at the Family Su ...
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 ...
Schaefer, Kelly
#3021506 - Kelly Schaefer is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving at the Servant Commun ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
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 ...
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 ...
Williams, Molly
Advance #3021854 - Molly Williams is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in Augu ...
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
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 ...
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit Annual Conference.
Heptas, Dee Ann
#3021785 - The Rev. Dee Ann Heptas is serving as a Church and Community Worker (CCW) with the United Methodist Coalfields Ministry in West Virginia.
Ramos-Gallardo, Oscar
#140638 - Rev. Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo is serving the Louisiana Annual Conference through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Figueroa, Irma
#951231 - Irma Figueroa a missionary for Hispanic and Latino ministries in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.
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 ...
Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
Pate, Diamond
Advance #3021847 - Diamond Pate is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist ...
Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
Johnson, David
Advance #3021860 - David (Dave) R. Johnson is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissione ...
Innis, Janjay
Advance #3021836 - Janjay Innis is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in August ...
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.
Dwyer, James
#09390Z - The Rev. James Dwyer is currently serving the annual conferences of the Western Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
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 ...
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
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 ...
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 ...
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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 ...
Taylor, Hillary
#3021492 - Hillary Taylor is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with Branches, the so ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Gill, Anna
#3021486 - Anna Gill is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with Branches, the social ...
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 ...
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
Dean, Rebecca
#3021501 - Rebecca L. Dean is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to Alabama Rural Mi ...
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Quigg, Stephen Paul
#07994Z - Stephen Quigg is the coordinator of Global Ministries-related aviation ministries.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Perdue, James
#150298 - James Perdue is serving with the Desert Southwest Conference and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries for Immigration and Border ...
Terrell, Hayley
Advance #3021851 - Hayley Terrell is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in Augu ...
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 ...
Quigg, Gail
#07995Z - Gail Z. Quigg is a missionary assigned to church aviation ministries.
Pryor, Kathleen
Advance #3021861 - Kathleen Pryor is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in Augu ...
Wise, Laura
#3021498 -Laura K. Wise is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as a mission communica ...
Arrieta-Ramos, Juanita
#550001 - Juanita Arrieta-Ramos is the coordinator of Latino Ministries for the Louisiana Conference Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Allman, Kharissa
Advance #3021828 - Kharissa C. Allman is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries. Commissioned in ...
English, April
#3021485 - April Marie English is a mission intern with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.
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 ...
Warnock, Theodore
#13030Z - Ted Warnock works with the United Methodist Committee on Relief on special health projects in Africa.
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 ...

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