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

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
Quigg, Gail
#07995Z - Gail Z. Quigg is a missionary assigned to church aviation ministries.
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 ...
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 ...
Troy, Anna
#3022172 - The Rev. Anna Troy is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a Church and Commu ...
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
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 ...
Coates, NaQuita
#3022230 - NaQuita Coates is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Bridge ...
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 ...
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.
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
Lahr Lewis, Janet
#14183Z - Janet Lahr Lewis is the liason between ecumenical groups, Israel and Palestine.
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
Arrieta-Ramos, Juanita
#550001 - Juanita Arrieta-Ramos is the coordinator of Latino Ministries for the Louisiana Conference Annual Conference.
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 ...
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, ...
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Frey, Erin
#3022207 - Erin Frey is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the United Meth ...
Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
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 ...
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 ...
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
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 ...
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 ...
Stanberry, Sydney
#3022238 - Sydney N. Stanberry is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years in outreac ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Hudson, Audra
#3022194 - Audra Hudson is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Seattle ...
Jones, Chasity Shavon
#3022206 - Chasity Shavon Jones is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the ...
Shaw, Catherine
Advance #3022108 - Catherine Shaw is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
Quigg, Stephen Paul
#07994Z - Stephen Quigg is the coordinator of Global Ministries-related aviation ministries.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Jeffrey, Paul
#09541Z - Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a writer, photographer, and media specialist documenting the work of the church around the world.
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).
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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 ...
Ramos-Gallardo, Oscar
#140638 - Rev. Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo is serving the Louisiana Annual Conference through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lohmeyer, Margaret
#3022228 - Margaret Lohmeyer is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Bri ...
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kumugo, Tresor
#3022247 - Tresor Kumugo is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years in outreach mini ...
Quammen, Stephanie Jayne
#3022240 - Stephanie Jayne Quammen is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with M ...
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 ...
Sullivan, Kendrick
#3022227 - Kendrick (Rick) Sullivan is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
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, ...
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 ...
Schmitz, Larry
#3021773 - Larry Schmitz is serving as a math and science teacher in the English-speaking School of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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