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Lay Leadership

Admin for Lay MinistriesFor questions about any of the Lay Leadership Ministries, please contact:
Tammy Fulmer
803-786-9486, Ext. 313


To create a culture of call by engaging, equipping, and empowering laity so that they might effectively partner with each other and their pastors to live out God’s call as they lead the church in transforming the world as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


To equip, empower and inspire laity of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to enthusiastically make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Lay Leadership strives to foster awareness of the role of laity and to develop programs for leadership and spiritual development that will strengthen the local church, and provide organization, direction and support for the growth of church leaders.

The South Carolina Conference has a long history of vibrant lay leadership and lay involvement in faithful ministries and missions. There is a strong tradition of enthusiastic lay leaders within the circles of the United Methodist Women, the United Methodist Men, Lay Servant Ministries, District Lay Leaders, District Connectional Ministries committees, UMVIM, Camps & Retreat Ministries, Salkehatchie Summer Service, Special Needs Ministries and so many other lay-led groups.

You also will find laity leading on boards of campus ministry, educational institutions, our United Methodist homes, mission trips, internships, local church councils and committees, statewide agencies and more. Under the energetic leadership of Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, we are moving forward in forming effective partnerships between lay and clergy that result in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We need the spiritual guidance of our clergy, and they, likewise, need assurance and leadership from faithful laity to move our local churches to the next level.

Together, we are a conference dedicated to making a difference in this world.

Conference Lay Officers

Conference Lay Leader
Conference Associate Lay Leaders
Conference Lay Leadership Secretary
Conference Cabinet Representative
Lay Leadership Executive Team

District Lay Leaders

District lay leaders are a link to local churches and their respective lay leaders. They are elected by the Annual Conference for a four-year term. District lay leaders also serve as important resources for local churches.

Anderson District
Charleston District
Columbia District
Florence District
Greenville District
Greenwood District
Hartsville District
Marion District
Orangeburg District
Rock Hill District
Spartanburg District
Walterboro District

Lay Leadership Area Ex-Officio Members

Lay Servant Director
United Methodist Women President
United Methodist Men President