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

Global Mission Fellows to serve in United States blessed in virtual service

Joining as one in spirit despite being physically separated due to the pandemic, seven GMFs on the US-2 track were blessed for ministry during a virtual service on August 26.

Global Ministries remembers Bishop John Yambasu

Leaders of the agency and its board of directors recall the influence Bishop Yambasu had on the church as a whole and specifically within the work of mission.

Remembering Bishop John Yambasu

Thomas Kemper reflects on the meaningful personal and professional relationship he had with Bishop Yambasu, who died on August 16 in Sierra Leone.