Committee on Filipino American Ministries

Strategic Direction
To be a channel of support for the development Filipino American ministries within the California-Nevada Annual Conference, to grow a strong sense of unity among Filipino American United Methodists within the annual conference. To develop and deepen a sense of mission and ministry, celebrating and enhancing our cultural roots and values as part of our identity.

(a) Generate programs in addition to Christmas Institute that involve and equip our members, especially young adults, youth, and children, to fully participate in the life and ministry of the church.

(b) Work with the cabinet to identify, accompany and evaluate existing and new Filipino American ministries.

(c) In partnership with the cabinet work with PAGLAGO, the Filipino national plan, to develop an ongoing comprehensive strategy for Filipino American ministry in the conference. The committee will help to guide the strategy with the support of the cabinet and the Committee on New and Vital Congregations.

(d) The Committee on Filipino Ministries will work under the oversight of the Committee on Ethnic Ministry and Outreach in the administration of its work.
Committee Leadership
First Name Last Name Role Responsibility
Elmar De Ocera Chair
Committee Staff
First Name Last Name Role Responsibility
Mary Cheng Staff Director of Leadership Development


California-Nevada Conference
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