NOMADS – RV Based Faith in Action

NOMADS (Nomads On A Mission Active in Divine Service) is a mission outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church.  It is specific to individuals and couples with Recreational Vehicles (RVs) wishing to be involved in Christian Service.
NOMADs find great meaning in being the hands of Christ in service.  They enjoy the fellowship and lasting friendships of like-mined people while experiencing different cultures, lifestyles and geographic areas.
There are 11 NOMADS in the California-Nevada Conference, at present.   Plus, others in the Western US, with a total of over 800 active members in 45 states and Canada.
NOMADS projects include:

  • Working at United Methodist related agencies such as churches, camps, homeless shelters, children’s homes.
  • Disaster response recovery, repair and rebuilding.
  • And more.
The work often includes remodeling, maintenance, repairs, new construction, and landscaping.
Representative locations of recent NOMAD work include: outreach missions and shelter housing in Phoenix and Tucson; a children’s home in La Verne, California; a church camp near Chugiak, Alaska; and the Calexico, California Neighborhood House near the border with Mexico.
NOMADS are responsible for their RV travel costs to a site and meals.  They generally work four days per week and provide their own tools.
The NOMADS website is

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Contact Gene Hills

Steve Elliott
UMVIM & Disaster Response Coordinator
(925) 640-9797 | Email

Shari Sandoval
Camping and Young People's Ministries Sr. Administrative Assistant & UMVIM & Disaster Response Program Administrator
(916) 374-1528 | Email