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Connectional Ministries

Rev. James


Director: Rev. Kathy James
Assistant to Director of Connectional Ministries: Tammy Fulmer
803-786-9486, Ext. 313

Congregational Specialists
Disaster Recovery
Disaster Response
Forward Focus
Resource Center

Connectional Ministries equips and empowers local churches of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Connecting local congregations in shared ministry is the prayerful effort of Connectional Ministries. These connections are established in three ways:

  • District Connectional Ministries offer a connection to local ministries and provide resources for advocacy, discipleship, lay leadership and outreach.
  • Conference Connectional Ministries is represented by clergy and laity from across the conference, connecting local churches by offering ministry opportunities, training and resources that equip and empower them to be effective in advocacy, discipleship, lay leadership and outreach.
  • Congregational Specialists are assigned to each of the districts as partners with local churches to engage them in equipping and empowering their congregations to discern and fulfill their God-given call to ministry.

Plug into Connectional Ministries

Convener: Rev. Ross Chellis |

Advocacy Area

Convener: Rev. Bernie Mazyck |
Church & Society | Religion & Race | Christian Unity/Interreligious Concerns | Commission on Status & Role of Women | Ethnic Local Church Concerns | Native American Ministries | Peace With Justice | UM Women

Discipleship Area

Convener: Lou Jordan |
Archives & History | Camps & Retreats Campus Ministries & Higher Education Education | Evangelism | Worship Ministries With Young People Adult Ministries | UM Men Students In Mission

Outreach Area

Convener: Rev. Zachary Dillard |

Advance Special Ministries | Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry | Disaster Response | Disaster Recovery | Global Ministries | Health & Welfare | United Methodist Volunteers in Mission | Hunger Ministries | Mission Interns | Salkehatchie

Lay Leadership Area

Conference Lay Leader: Barbara Ware |

Leadership Development |  Lay Servant Ministries | Spiritual Formation | Stewardship