Native American Ministry


Native American Ministries Sunday

Native American Ministries Sunday reminds United Methodists of the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. It provides an opportunity for United Methodists to learn about and to reach out to Native Americans in their communities, encouraging them to consider becoming pastors and nurturing them in their journey.

Please give generously on Native American Ministries Sunday.

Your financial gift:

  • Empowers local outreach and educates Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully.
  • Helps preserve a rich cultural heritage.
  • Benefits Native American outreach within annual conferences and across the United States and provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans.

To read stories of lives changed by your gifts to the Native American Ministries Sunday offering click here.


More Information regarding Native American Sunday Ministries here.

Committee Members:

Chair: Derrick Rainbow (Quechuan), Grace UMC, Fresno

Vice Chair: Pastor Roy Piña (Nomlacki), Round Valley UMC

Exec. Dir. of Connectional Ministry: Rev. Jorge Domingues

Exec. Dir. of Congregational Development: Rev. Craig Brown

District Superintendent: Rev. Blake Busick

Co-Treasurer: Kevin Murphy,  Ukiah UMC

Co-Treasurer: Rev. Jason Thornton, St. Paul's UMC, Manteca

Member: Pastor Isabel Budinger, UMC of the Redwoods, Klamath

Member: Pastor Nathan Sam-Whistler (Tohono O'odham/Paiute), Schurz UMC

Member: Michael Piña (Nomlacki), Emeritus, UMC of the Redwoods, Klamath

Member: Rev. Sandra Michele Robbins, Ukiah UMC

Member: Rev. M. Christie McManus, St. Paul's Community UMC, Point Arena

Member: Rev. Patricia Ross, St. Paul's Community UMC, Point Arena


California-Nevada Annual Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.