Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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

Region-NA new

Missionaries in North America

Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Quigg, Stephen Paul
#07994Z - Stephen Quigg is the coordinator of Global Ministries-related aviation ministries.
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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 ...
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 ...
Rodriguez, Jorge
#933001 - Jorge Rodriguez Flores is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lahr Lewis, Janet
#14183Z - Janet Lahr Lewis is the liason between ecumenical groups, Israel and Palestine.
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 ...
Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
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 ...
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 ...
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
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 ...
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 ...
Quigg, Gail
#07995Z - Gail Z. Quigg is a missionary assigned to church aviation ministries.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
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 ...
Lilia Maria Ramirez-Jimenez
Lilia is a missionary assigned through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries
Warnock, Carla
#13031Z - Carla Jean Pease Warnock the nurse/coordinator of Global Ministries' Missionary Health Ministry Wellness Program.
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
Schmitz, Larry
#3021773 - Larry Schmitz is serving as a math and science teacher in the English-speaking School of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
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 ...
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Perdue, James
#150298 - James Perdue is serving with the Desert Southwest Conference and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries for Immigration and Border ...
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Jeffrey, Paul
#09541Z - Rev. Paul Jeffrey is a writer, photographer, and media specialist documenting the work of the church around the world.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit 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 ...
Warnock, Theodore
#13030Z - Ted Warnock works with the United Methodist Committee on Relief on special health projects in Africa.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
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 ...

Related News

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
The Global Health Unit works with faith communities and partners to coordinate a global response to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency.
Fresh Expression Banner 4.0.jpg
Center for Mission Innovation Hosts Fresh Expressions Event
“The Spirit is always moving to sweep the Church into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude, we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen as God continues to work God’s purpose out ...
UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding
Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Representatives of a wide range of ministry plans, caucuses, and historic programs geared to racial/ethnic communities met last month in Decatur, Georgia, to address the growing racial/ethnic diversity in the U.S.
United Methodist Racial/Ethnic Groups in US Look Together at Future
A meeting in Decatur, Georgia, sponsored by Global Ministries, addresses growing racial/ethnic diversity in the United States.
South Carolina Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for flood recovery in South Carolina, which may take three years.
volunteer
Individual Volunteer Opportunities in the U.S.A.

Countries in North America