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Laity Council

Laity Council of the California-Pacific Conference is dedicated to supporting our local diverse churches through identifying, training, equipping, and transforming Christian disciples and lay leaders into fruitful, spirit-led leaders.

UPCOMING EVENTS

29jan9:00 AM12:00 PMNorth District Leadership Training 20229:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

29jan2:00 PMWest District UMW Culminating LLT & Unit Recognition 20222:00 PM PST

01feb9:00 AM10:00 AMCamping Summit Open Door Meeting - Feb 2022 (Camp & Retreat)9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

08feb(feb 8)6:00 PM24(feb 24)8:00 PMCertified Lay Ministry Course Cycle B: Leadership in the Wesleyan Way 2022 (Leadership)6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (24) PST

09feb9:30 AM3:00 PMNormalizing Next 2022: Module 2 - Visioning in Crisis and Self-Care (New Ministries)9:30 AM - 3:00 PM PST

16feb4:00 PM6:00 PMEZRA Tables & Statistics Training 2022 - Option 1 (Treasurer's Office)4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST

22feb5:30 PM7:30 PMEZRA Tables & Statistics Training 2022 - Option 2 (Treasurer's Office)5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST

01mar9:00 AM10:00 AMCamping Summit Open Door Meeting - Mar 2022 (Camp & Retreat)9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST

RESOURCES

Mele Maka
Conference Lay Leader
805.217.1901 | melemaka@gmail.com

East District:
  • Diane Gin, Lay Leader, East District
    323.243.5323 | dlokgin@aol.com
  • Annie Solomon, Lay Leader, East District
    760.221.6650 | annsolo1029@netscape.net
  • Marcia Galland, Associate Lay Leader, East District
    626.664.4711 | thegallandsrm@gmail.com
  • Dennis Hemminger, Associate Lay Leader, East District
    909.496 .6078 | hdennis6281@gmail.com
Hawai’i District:
  • Tupou Seini Kelemeni, Lay Leader, Hawai’i District
    808.548.9860 | ts_kelemeni@yahoo.com
  • Francis H Fukumoto, Associate Lay Leader, Hawai’i District
    808.371.7694 | joumc@aol.com
  • Minja Kim Choe, Associate Lay Leader, Hawai’i District
    808.222.9302 | MinjaKimChoe@yahoo.com
North District:
  • JP Harris, Lay Leader, North District
    626.664.3116 | jpthenvgtr@gmail.com
  • Richard Best, Associate Lay Leader, North District
    805.934.2081 | rbest8486@gmail.com
  • Wanda Bethea, Associate Lay Leader, North District
    626.568.7318 | wandabethea@aol.com
  • Ben Liu, Associate Lay Leader, North District
    805.907.2261 | benliu@cadbuilt.com
  • Wanda McNeal, Associate Lay Leader, North District
    661.478.0870 | shadyhaven@aol.com
  • Gloria Wright, Associate Lay Leader, North District
    661.947.3103 | accountant@pumchurch.com
South District:
  • Michael Mitchell, Lay Leader, South District
    760.717.0797 | imichael.mitchell@yahoo.com
West District:
  • Andre Aldridge, Co-Lay Leader, West District
    310.625.5231 | abruin2@sbcglobal.net
  • Mercy Herstad, Co-Lay Leader, West District
    562.257.8131 | herstadm@gmail.com

Howard Fallman
Conference Director, Lay Servant Ministries
818.955.8164 | h.fallman@gmail.com

Eutha Hankinson
Cal-Pac United Methodist Women Representative
818.767.3508 | Ehskier@att.net

  • Radical, Christ-centered leaderships
  • Cultural, race and LGBTQIA+ relevant
  • Leadership training and development for all generations
  • Leadership competency that is multi-contextual, multi-cultural, multi-racial and cross-cultural
  • Extensive collaboration, transparency and accountability
  • An integrated process of recruiting, training and supporting laity, lay servant ministry and local lay leaders who are competent and going on to perfection resulting in a dynamic vital and growing ministry
EAST DISTRICT – Priority: “Supporting ministries that serve young laity”
HAWAI’I DISTRICT – Priority: “Developing the skills of laity to lead the church into a digital, community centered and inclusive future”
NORTH DISTRICT – Priority: “Increasing and improving communication from the Annual Conference to Laity”
SOUTH DISTRICT – Priority: “Creating networks of support amongst laity for ministries that serve our communities”
WEST DISTRICT – Priority: “Amplifying the voice and participation of laity on important social justice matters (such as immigration, food insecurity, anti-racism, homelessness)”
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