Interim Director of Communications

September 17, 2018

The Human Resources Team for the California-Nevada Annual Conference has named an interim communications director following the departure of Dr. Larry Hygh, Jr., Conference Director of Communications since 2013. Larry left the position Aug. 31 to become Senior Communications Manager for the Black AIDS Institute.
Cate Monaghan, who served in the communications office from 2006 through 2012, rejoined the Conference Sept. 12 to function as interim director while a search for Larry’s permanent successor is underway.
“I’ve missed working alongside friends in this great Conference to further the mission and ministries of The United Methodist Church, and am blessed to have the opportunity to return,” Monaghan says. “However, it’s something of a bittersweet homecoming for me, since the circumstances dictated that I won’t be able to work with Larry! I know how much everyone misses him already, but I will do my best to continue his ministry here.”
Contact Monaghan via email to or by phoning 916-374-1529. “Please let me know how I can best partner with your ministry,” she says, “I look forward to hearing from you.”