Global Ministries Leadership

Global Ministries - from everywhere to everywhere

Senior Leadership Team 

Portrait of Roland Fernandez
Roland Fernandes, General Secretary, Global Ministries and UMCOR




Mary Lou Greenwood Boice, Director, Communications and the Advance


Judy Chung, Executive Director of Missionary Service
Rev. Judy Chung, Executive Director, Missionary Service


Jack Amick, Director, UMCOR-Global Migration and Special Assignments
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Edgar Avitia, Lead, Global Mission Relationships
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Kerri Broussard, Director, Human Resources
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Tom Farley, Director, Fund Development
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Kathleen Griffith, interim Lead, Global Health
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Mike Gurick, interim General Treasurer
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Dana Lyles, Lead, Multi-ethnic Ministries
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Lara Martin, interim Director, UMCOR-USDR
(bio and picture forthcoming)

Todd Willis, Legal Counsel
(bio and picture forthcoming)


Board of Directors

Global Ministries’ Board of Directors is composed of 37 directors for the 2016–2020 quadrennium. The directors are charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Review, develop, and evaluate policies set by The Book of Discipline, the Board's bylaws, and the charter;
  • Approve and commission missionaries;
  • Develop program objectives and goals for the Board;
  • Provide for the administration of the work;
  • Fundraise for the Board;
  • Interpret the work of the Board;
  • Adopt a budget and monitor finances.


More from Global Ministries' leadership

Statement on the death of Bishop J. Woodrow Hearn

As a director of Global Ministries from 1984 to 1992 and president of the agency from 1988 to 1992, Hearn helped to shape mission witness and service in the last two decades of the 20th century.

Thomas Kemper reflects on time with Global Ministries

To mark his final day as general secretary and reflect on ten years in the role, Thomas Kemper looks back – and forward – and reminds us that mission is both global and local, and that we are stronger ...

Farewell messages for Thomas Kemper

As Thomas Kemper completes his tenure as General Secretary, members of the United Methodist family from around the world share their appreciation, well wishes and bid him a grateful farewell for his m ...