Taylor Newly Appointed United Methodist Men's President for California-Nevada
March 25, 2014
Jimmie (Jim) Itaska Taylor is the newly appointed President for the United Methodist Men of the California-Nevada Annual Conference. He is the Lay Leader of Downs United Methodist Church in Oakland.
Taylor's experiences cover a journey of over 50 years of faith, military, business and community leadership experience. His grandparents and parents provided a strong Christian Methodist leadership example throughout their lives. For the past 30 years, he has served as an Administrative Board Chair, Trustee Chair, Finance, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Sunday School Class Leader, Bible Study, Lay leader to the Bridges District, and Bridges District Board of Ordained Ministry. Taylor has served as a Lay Speaker and traveled on outreach missions for four trips to New Orleans, and two trips to West and South Africa.
Upon his appointment, this is what he said, “My journey in this life is to share, exchange, inspire, organize, grow, and create a culture of love and helpfulness through Christian leadership to organize the men and women of the world to help put in place organizations that keep the focus on saving humanity.” He added, “We must learn to share, and share to learn the different experiences in life that change the world.”