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

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Townsend-Jones, Shirley
#982995 - Church and Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry in South Carolina.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Erbele, W. Terence
#10831Z - Rev. Terence Erbele is a pastor with Ketchikan First United Methodist Church, Alaska.
Pless, Kayla
#3022226 - Kayla Nicole Pless is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Ok ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dunn, Isaac
#3022220 - Isaac Dunn is a Global Mission Fellow of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, serving for two years with the Detroit An ...
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 ...
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 ...
Zigbuo, Mary Randall
#10721Z - Mary Randall Zigbuo is a missionary serving as a fundraising and communications coach for other missionaries.
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 ...
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 ...
Madison, Margaret
#982943 - Church and Community Worker with Community Development for All People (CD4AP) in Columbus, Ohio
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 ...
Ramirez, Carlos
#3021528 - The Rev. Carlos Ramirez is a missionary serving as coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
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 ...
Ramos-Gallardo, Oscar
#140638 - Rev. Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo is serving the Louisiana Annual Conference through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Perdue, James
#150298 - James Perdue is serving with the Desert Southwest Conference and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries for Immigration and Border ...
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 ...
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, ...
Sigmon, Vickie
#982916 - Church and Community Worker working with social justice issues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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 ...
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 ...
Parsons, Rebecca
#3021143 - Becky Parsons is a Church and Community Worker assigned to the United Methodist Community Outreach Program in Roanoke, Virginia.
Harrell, Becky
#15141Z - Becky Harrell is the Mission Advocate for South Central Jurisdiction.
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 ...
Henneman, Greg
Advance #3022046 - Greg Henneman is a Church and Community Worker serving at HEAL.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Purscell, Koni
#982931 - Church and Community Worker serving in the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Annual Conference in Southwest Virginia.
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 ...
Banks-Shackelford, Evelyn
#982939 - Church and Community Worker with the Marianna Larger Parish in Arkansas.
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.
Stransky, Linda
#803004 - The Rev. Linda Stransky a Church and Community Worker, serving as director of new ministries development at Project Crossroads in Marion, Vi ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Figueroa, Irma
#951231 - Irma Figueroa a missionary for Hispanic and Latino ministries in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.
Lynch, Wilma Frances
#982950 - Fran Lynch is a deaconess and missionary assigned to the Willow Church and Community Ministry in Alaska.
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 ...
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 ...
Luna, Sonya
#3019618 - Sonya Luna is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Detroit Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
Copley, Stephen
#982019 - Church and Community Worker serving with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Magalhaes, Lourdes
#3019619 - Rev. Lourdes Magalhaes is serving through the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries with a Brazilian congregation in Harrison, N ...
Arrieta-Ramos, Juanita
#550001 - Juanita Arrieta-Ramos is the coordinator of Latino Ministries for the Louisiana Conference Annual Conference.
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).
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 ...
Rodriguez, Jorge
#933001 - Jorge Rodriguez Flores is serving with the National Plan for Hispanic and Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
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 ...
Vazquez, Jaime
#3021376 - Rev. Jaime Vazquez is serving as a National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries missionary to the Desert Southwest Annual Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Morgan, Dwaine
#982923 - Church and Community Worker assigned to the Mission Response Center (MRC) in the Western North Carolina Conference.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Lahr Lewis, Janet
#14183Z - Janet Lahr Lewis is the liason between ecumenical groups, Israel and Palestine.
Shawcross, Charissa
#982983 - Charissa Bredow Shawcross is serving as Mission Advocate for the denomination’s North Central Jurisdiction.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Warnock, Theodore
#13030Z - Ted Warnock works with the United Methodist Committee on Relief on special health projects in Africa.
Warnock, Carla
#13031Z - Carla Jean Pease Warnock the nurse/coordinator of Global Ministries' Missionary Health Ministry Wellness Program.
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 ...
Schmitz, Larry
#3021773 - Larry Schmitz is serving as a math and science teacher in the English-speaking School of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Whitlatch, Ronald
#150786 - The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary serving the annual conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction as mission interpreter.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.

Related News

Fresh Expression Banner 4.0.jpg
Fresh Expressions
“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.
UMCOR Requests Prayers, Patience in Response to West Virginia Floods
After severe weather caused major flooding in West Virginia, UMCOR requests prayer for affected communities, and asks that volunteers hold-off on self-deployment.
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