General Secretary Thomas Kemper
Thomas Kemper is the general secretary and top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. He is responsible for personnel, projects and mission partnerships in more than 120 countries.
A native of Germany, Kemper is the first person from outside the United States elected to lead a United Methodist agency.
The cabinet members lead program or administrative units and are appointed because of their special expertise. Individually, and as a whole, they also serve as advisers to Thomas Kemper. The cabinet makes operational decisions under authority granted by the agency’s board of directors as stipulated by the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.
Roland Fernandes, Chief Operating Officer/General Treasurer
Rev. Judy Chung, Executive Director of Missionary Service
Rev. Amy Valdez Barker, Executive Director of Global Mission Connections
Mary Lou Greenwood Boice, Interim Executive Director of Mission Engagement
Lara Martin, Executive Director of UMCOR