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

Amihan (Amy) Valdez Barker
Executive Director

Rebecca Asedillo 
Asia/Pacific Area Liaison

Edgar Avitia
Latin America/Caribbean Regional Representative

Jenny Bokanga
Program Assistant

Francisco Cañas
Director, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Luis de Souza Cardoso
Head of Argentina Office

Paul Chang 
Director, Korean Ministry Plan

Asha Cobb-Jones
Program Assistant-Leadership & Scholarship Development

Kara Crawford
Sr. Program Associate-Leadership & Scholarship Development

Nyamah Dunbar
West Africa Area Liaison

Malcolm Frazier
U.S. Regional Representative

Juan Gattinoni
Program Executive, Latin America and the Caribbean

Herbie Gore
Program Assistant, Asia/Pacific

Glen “Chebon” Kernell
Native American & Indigenous Ministries

Erin Kim
Program Associate, Korean Ministry Plan

Myungim Kim
Area Liaison, Asia/Pacific

Paul Kong
Asia/Pacific Regional Representative

Ruhong Lu
China Liaison Officer

Ana Morais
Program Assistant, Africa

Mary Mwambay
Program Associate – Europe Regional

Ana Ortiz
Program Assistant, Latin America/Caribbean

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

Tina Payne
Program Assistant, Asian American Language Ministry & Pacific Islander National Plan

Sandra Persaud
Global Grants Coordinator

LeKisha Reed
Community Developers Ministry

Ullas Tankler
Europe Regional Representative

Elena Taryor
Operations and Project Manager

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

Luis Velasquez
Program Assistant, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries
Soila Vincent
Program Assistant, Africa

David Wildman
UN Middle East Liaison

Yollande Yambo
Area Liaison, Africa

Alfiado Zunguza
Manager Leadership /Scholarship Development