Leadership Team

Leadership Covenant     As leaders of Matthews United Methodist Church, we covenant to pray, thanking God and seeking His direction; to lead others by example through worship, generosity, discernment and support; and to care for one another while respecting our differences.

Minister of Missions REV. BRAD HOPPER 
Coordinates local, national and international Global Impact mission efforts.

Chair Person and Local Missions AMY DEVORE  The chair has the overall lay responsibility for the direction of the ministry. This includes interfacing with the leadership committees at Matthews UMC, reporting Global Impact financial information, supporting our Global Impact Team leaders and taking an active role in the collaboration with our deep level partners.

Education and Local Missions JONNIE HILDRETH 
This team is tasked with creating mission training and educational programs for the people of Matthews UMC. This includes development of specific skill sets for a particular area of service. Education team works with Local, National and International chairs in developing training programs for their particular areas of service. Education team works with Communications and Global Impact Celebration (GIC) teams to support their roles dealing with training and educational opportunities at Matthews UMC. This includes workshops, missions fairs, site visits of local/regional ministries, short-term studies, discipleship and creation of a recommended reading list.

Local Missions SID RIDDICK,  ELIZABETH WETMORE, CHAD LLOYD,   RAMON VIVERO ZAMIDIO This team is responsible for coordinating mission programs carried out on a local basis. This includes serving as the primary point of contact for local ministry partners, planning and staffing Service Workdays, contacting church members who express an interest in local mission programs, serving as a liaison between internal Matthews UMC groups and external mission partners, and coordinating with Assessment team on potential local ministry programs for all age groups.

National and Local Missions JOHN MCCLENDON  
This team is responsible for coordinating mission programs carried out on a national basis. This includes serving as the primary point of contact for national ministry partners, serving as a liaison between other Matthews UMC groups and national mission partners, and coordinating with Assessment team on potential national ministry programs. This team also supports the GIC chairperson with national ministries throughout the annual Global Impact Celebration weeks.

International and Local Missions EARL COGGINS
This team is responsible for coordinating mission programs carried out on an international basis. This includes serving as the primary point of contact for international ministry partners, serving as a liaison between other Matthews UMC groups and international mission partners, and coordinating with Assessment team on potential international ministry programs. This team also supports GIC chairperson with international ministries throughout the annual Global Impact Celebration weeks.

Global Impact Celebrations  The Global Impact Commitee members, are responsible for planning and directing the annual Global Impact Celebrations. They will work closely with other MUMC committees to ensure successful and balanced GIC events. The  GI Committee will also ensure that adequate reserves are maintained for the following year Global Impact Celebrations.

Communication and Local Missions VALARIE ROSS
This team is primarily responsible for collecting and disseminating information related to our local, national and international mission programs, training opportunities, short-term mission trip opportunities and reports, GIC and other noteworthy work carried out in God’s name. Communications team works closely with Local, National, International and Education chairs on events and opportunities. Communications team works with GIC chair in planning and promotion of the annual event as well as updates throughout the year.

BECKY STEGALL Communication – staff liaison
Supports the team with communication and administrative duties.