Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Communications and Development

The Communications and Development unit is committed to creating resources, sharing stories, and securing financial resources to connect the church in God’s mission.

The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100 percent of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry.The development department secures funding for priority mission emphases within Global Ministries and UMCOR by cultivating new and existing individual donors for both planned and major gift support.

Utilizing multimedia tools, the communications department develops and implements clear, consistent, and engaging strategies that enhance the church’s understanding of global mission.

Adam Shaw
Mission Advocate,
Andrea Ramprashad
Advance Project Communications Specialist,
Andy Corkill
Executive Secretary, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer
Anja Williams
Director, Marketing,
Becky Harrell
South Central Jurisdiction, Mission Advocate,
Brenda Carr
Project Manager,
Charissa Shawcross
North Central Jurisdiction, Mission Advocate,
Christie House
Editor of New World Outlook, & Staff Writer,
Christopher Tricomi
Digital Production Administrator,
Connie Legon
Production Coordinator,
Darcy Quigley
Staff Editor,
David Malloy
Annual Conference Liaison/Church Relations Coordinator,
David Quansah
Program Assistant I,
Don Temples
Director of Fund Development,
Ellen Knudsen
Director of Advance Projects,
Eric Angel
Missionary Relations Communications Strategist,
Hal Sadler
Art Director,
Hannah Hanson
UMCOR Gift & Church Relations Manager,
James & Bernice Keech
Southeast Jurisdiction, Mission Advocates,
Judith Santiago
Content and Editorial Coordinator,
Leigh Rogers
Web Content Associate,
Lesmine Fairweather
Administrative Assistant,
Linda Unger
Senior Writer,
Matthew Gallagher
Marketing Manager,
Parri Barnes
Advance Systems Coordinator,
Paul Jeffrey
Mission Photographer
Rachel deBos
Young Adult Mission Service, Mission Advocate,
Robin Bideau
Web Producer,
Sonya Ramian
Director, Business Development UMCOR
Teri Tynes
Digital Communications Manager/Web Team Leader,
Winsome Wright
Gift Administrator,
Yun Nam Kang
Editor, Korean Language Resources/Translation Coordinator,