Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Serving At: Metropolitan Ministries

Home Country: United States of America, North America

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Shay Bryant

Shay Bryant is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service with the Florida Annual Conference based in Lakeland.  She was commissioned in August 2018. 


The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.

In the United States, GMF service continues the historical US-2 mission program for young adults; it operates through affiliates, such as annual conferences, districts or other institutional expressions of the church.

Shay is from Ardmore, Oklahoma where she is a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Slapout in the Oklahoma Annual Conference. She holds at Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.  She was actively involved in the Wesley Foundation in college.

“I grew up in an amazing church family full of amazing people,” Shay says. “They truly taught me how to give and receive the love of God.” She is equally enthusiastic about her experience with Wesley at Oklahoma State. “I felt so loved by these people and decided I would like to work there.” Her assignment was in ministry with women.

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