Mission Service

Ministries that envision and engage in imaginative new forms of mission appropriate to changing needs; to coordiante implementation of conference strategy for outreach and mission; and to resource congregations for mission outreach.

United Methodists in California and Nevada have a long connection with the effort to develop congregations and leaders abroad. New volunteer teams prepare for work in many countries around the world and churches continue to provide support for the education, as well as agricultural and pastoral support worldwide. United Methodists reflect what it means to bind us together in love.


To date there are officially 13 UM mission initiatives in 18 countries across the globe, including Cambodia and West Angola.

Missionaries witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures and engage in a range of professions and activities. They are a tangible connection between the church and mission. There are seven missionaries from the California-Nevada Annual Conference in active service around the world.

These commissioned persons are usually (not always) called to serve outside their country of origin, as pastors, teachers, doctors, nurses (or in other healing ministries), social workers, church planters, evangelists, and in a variety of other ways through various forms of denominational or ecumenical ministries.

We ask that you keep the churches and missionaries on the ground in your prayers. We also invite you to support our missions with your prayers, talents, skills, and finances – and to engage in Extravagant Generosity in the best way you can.

For more information or to invite a missionary to visit your church, contact:

Howard Parker, conference secretary for Global Ministries at howard.parker@gmail.com, 415.261.7464 or


Also visit the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church website.





Missionary intern Emma Kerr-Carpenter teaching in Brazil in 2013 as part of the Shade and Water Project for at-risk children and youth.