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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

10sep01octCLM Course Cycle E: The Purpose of Preaching 2022 (Leadership)9:00 AM - (october 1) 11:00 AM PDT

13sep(sep 13)7:00 PM11oct(oct 11)9:00 PMLSM Advanced Class: UM Polity - The Method of Our Mission 2022 (Leadership)7:00 PM - (october 11) 9:00 PM PDT

01oct9:00 AM11:30 AMEast District How-To Workshops 2022 (open to all districts)9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

01oct9:00 AM12:00 PMChristian Support for the State of Israel: Is it Biblical? (Justice & Compassion)9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

02oct4:00 PM5:30 PMParticipating in the Healing of the Islands: Ho`ike Pono (Acts of Repentance)4:00 PM - 5:30 PM HST

03oct2:00 PM4:00 PMCharge Conference Form Q&A Session - Oct. 3, 2022 (Leadership)2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

10oct(oct 10)5:30 PM20(oct 20)7:30 PMCLM Course Cycle F: Congregational Caring 2022 (Leadership)5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (20) PDT

13oct7:00 PM9:00 PMCharge Conference Form Q&A Session - Oct. 13, 2022 (Leadership)7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

22oct9:00 AM3:00 PMCal-Pac UWFaith 50th Annual Celebration9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

29oct(oct 29)7:30 AM26nov(nov 26)9:30 AMLSM Basic Class - Fall 2022 (Leadership)(october 29) 7:30 AM - (november 26) 9:30 AM HST

29oct11:00 AM12:15 PMCal-Pac Laity Convocation 202211:00 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

11jan01febCLM Course Cycle A: Introduction to Ministry Overview (Leadership)(january 11) 5:30 PM - (february 1) 7:30 PM 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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