New class of UM missionaries to be commissioned

May 12, 2015

The new class of United Methodist missionaries has been preparing for service with three weeks of Global Ministries training at Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville.

There will be a blessing service at 11 a.m. today, May 13, 2015, at Belmont UMC. Please keep them in prayer as they complete their training and prepare to be commissioned. A video of the worship service will be available in the near future.

Here is a list of annual conferences who will be commissioning missionaries this spring with links to the missionary bio pages. Financial support can be made through the missionaries’ individual bio pages.


New England, Saturday, June 20, at 8:30 a.m.
Marcelo Gomes, Brazilian Ministry Pastor, USA/Florida
Greater New Jersey, Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m.
Chin H. Cho, Country Coordinator, Mongolia
Ricardo Ramos, Coordinator for Theological Education, Bolivia
New Mexico, Thursday, June 4
Greg Henneman, HEAL Initiative Project Coordinator, USA/Ohio
Peninsula Delaware, Friday, June 5 during ordination service
Donna Baker, Nurse In Mission, Democratic Republic of Congo
Jonathan Baker, Central Congo Partnership Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo
West Ohio, Wednesday, June 10
Richard Boone, Program Coordinator Horizon Prison Initiative, USA/Ohio
Rocky Mountain, Sunday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Cesar Duran, Developer & Coordinator for Hispanic/Latin Ministry, USA/Colorado
New York, Friday, June 12 8:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Tapia, Professor of Bible, Theology and Mission, Philippines
North Georgia, Thursday, June 18
Cheryl LaValley, Children Ministry Trainer, Côte d’Ivoire
Francine Mufuk, Young Girls Ministry Coordinator, Côte d’Ivoire
Yellow Stone, Saturday, June 20
Dieudonne Kutela Katembo, Agriculturist for Quessua Mission, Angola
Tennessee, Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
Alfred Zigbuo, Administrative and Liaison Support for the Episcopal Office, Democratic Republic of Congo