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

Rachel Antwi
Program Assistant

Edgar Avitia
Sr. Area Liaison - Latin America/Caribbean Area

Vanessa Barreto
Program Assistant

Jenny Bokanga
Program Assistant

Francisco Cañas
Director - National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Luis de Souza Cardoso
Head of Latin America/Caribbean Office

Paul Chang 
Executive Director - Korean Ministry Plan 

Kara Crawford
Program Manager - Grants

Nyamah Dunbar
Liaison - West Africa Area

Juan Gattinoni
Program Executive - Latin America and the Caribbean

Herbie Gore
Logistical Coordinator

Adam Hodge
Program Assistant

Glen “Chebon” Kernell
Liaison - Indigenous Ministries Program

Erin Kim
Program Associate - Korean Ministry Plan

Myungim Kim
Manager - Asia/Pacific

Frido Kinkolenge
Liaison - Africa Area

Paul Kong
Head of Asia Regional Office

Alfiado Laita Saete Zunguza
Manager, Leadership/Scholarship Development

Dana Lyles
Director, US Office on Multicultural Ministries

Darlene Marquez-Caramanzana
Area Liaison, Asia Pacific

Mary Mwambay
Regional Manager – Europe, Eurasia & North Africa 

Manuel Padilla
Manager - Conference Relations & Strategy

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

Sandra Persaud
Coordinator - Global Grants

LeKisha Reed
Liaison - Community Developers Ministries

Ullas Tankler
Regional Representative - Europe, Eurasia, North Africa & Middle East

Luis Velasquez
Program Assistant - National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries

Soila Vincent
Operations and Project Manager

David Wildman
Liaison - U.N. Middle East

Yollande Yambo
Regional Representative - Africa