Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Global Mission Connections

A new unit, Global Mission Connections, is responsible for new regional offices that reflect Global Ministries’ recognition of a multi-centered world. The regional offices provide avenues for dialogue between Global Ministries and its partners around the world.

Global Ministries
The United Methodist Church
458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Telephone 404-460-7575

Amy Valdez Barker
Executive Director

Rebecca Asedillo 
Area Liaison, Asia/Pacific

Edgar Avitia
Global Area Liaison/Latin America & the Caribbean Area Liaison

Jenny Bokanga
Program Assistant, Networks & Constituencies

Francisco Cañas
Executive Director, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Luis de Souza Cardoso
Head of Office/Regional Representative, Latin America and the Caribbean

Paul Chang 
Executive Director, Korean Ministry Plan

Asha Cobb-Jones
Program Assistant-Leadership & Scholarship Development

Kara Crawford
Sr. Program Associate-Leadership & Scholarship Development

Malcolm Frazier
U.S. Office Representative

Juan Gattinoni
Program Executive, Latin America and the Caribbean

Herbie Gore
Program Assistant, Asia/Pacific

Glen “Chebon” Kernell
Executive Secretary, Native American & Indigenous Ministries

Erin Kim
Program Associate, Korean Ministry Plan

Myungim Kim
Area Liaison, Asia/Pacific

Paul Kong
Head of Asia Regional Office/Regional Representative

Ana Morais
Program Assistant, Africa (Lusophone)

Mary Mwambay
Program Associate – Europe, Eurasia & North Africa

Manuel Padilla
Manager of Conference Relations & Strategy, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Sandra Persaud
Program Associate

LeKisha Reed
Executive Secretary, Networks & Constituencies

Ullas Tankler
Executive Secretary - Europe, Eurasia & North Africa

Elena Taryor
Operations and Project Manager

Christian Van
Executive Director, Asian American Language Ministry & Pacific Islander National Plan

Soila Vincent
Program Assistant, Africa (Francophone)

David Wildman
Executive Secretary, Middle East, Human Rights & Racial Justice

Katrina Williams
Program Assistant

Yollande Yambo
Area Liaison, Africa

Alfiado Zunguza
Executive Secretary, Africa