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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

22jun(jun 22)6:00 PM20jul(jul 20)8:00 PMAdvanced Class: Leading Public Prayer 2022 (Lay Servant Ministries)6:00 PM - (july 20) 8:00 PM PDT

26junAll Day02julSenior High Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

28jun(jun 28)5:00 PM07jul(jul 7)7:00 PMCertified Lay Ministry Course Cycle D: Developing Disciples 2022 (Leadership)5:00 PM - (july 7) 7:00 PM PDT

01julAll Day03Grand and Me Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Wrightwood)(All Day) PDT

03julAll Day08Junior High Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

05julAll Day07Little Canyoners Summer Camp 2022 (Lazy W Ranch)(All Day) PDT

05julAll Day09Elementary Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Wrightwood)(All Day) PDT

07jul(jul 7)6:00 PM23(jul 23)3:30 PMMission u 2022 (UWFaith)6:00 PM - 3:30 PM (23) PDT

08julAll Day10Spanglish Camp 2022 (10 Year Anniversary) @Angeles Crest(All Day) PDT

10julAll Day13Younger Elementary Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

10julAll Day15Older Elementary Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

10julAll Day15Elementary Summer Camp 2022 (Lazy W Ranch)(All Day) PDT

10julAll Day16Junior High Summer Camp 2022 (Camp Wrightwood)(All Day) PDT

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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