Connectional Ministries

Linking Hearts, Uniting Faith: Building Bridges in the California-Nevada Conference of The UMC


  1. envisioning the ministries necessary to live out the mission of the church in and through the annual conference;
  2. creating and nurturing relationships and connections among the local, district, annual conference and general Church ministries;
  3. providing encouragement, coordination and support for the ministries of nurture, outreach and witness in districts and congregations for the transformation of the world;
  4. ensuring the alignment of the total resources of the annual conference to its mission;
  5. developing and strengthening ethnic ministries, including ethnic local churches and concerns;
  6. providing for advocacy and monitoring functions to ensure that the church is consistent with its stated values.


Mary Cheng
Director of Leadership Development
(916) 374-1527
Jessie Conklin
Young People’s and Camping/Retreat Ministries and Disaster Response/Volunteers in Mission
(916) 374-1528
Jorge Domingues
Executive Director of Connectional Ministries
(916) 374-1517
Steve Elliott
Conference Disaster Response & UMVIM Coordinator (Director)
(925) 640-9797
Amanda Garcia
Database Coordinator
(916) 374-1584
Jacey Pickens-Jones
Associate Director of Intergenerational Ministries
(916) 374-1515

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