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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Kyle Dryer
Executive Assistant
Kyle Dryer

Cathy Gibbs
Administrative Assistant
Cathy Gibbs

(573) 441-8878
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, Missouri 65202

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Lay Leadership

The Methodist Movement is a laity-led movement. Now, more than ever, laity are needed across the Missouri Conference. We need educated, empowered and equipped laity to lead our churches.

We believe that all are called to be servants for Jesus. That doesn’t need a title or status. And we believe that we are all called in different ways – some to preach, some to teach, some to lead, some to offer comfort, some to build, some to organize – the list goes on and on.

The Missouri Conference is committed to educating and empowering laity to go out, using the gifts each of us has been given, and be the hands and feet of Jesus and to ensure laity in Missouri are equipped for the needs unique to our Conference.

How We Equip Laity

Educational opportunities equip laity for all levels of service to the local church. Whether you’re looking to learn more about our United Methodist connection or pursuing a certified status, there are classes and resources available for you! Many of these courses are available on our Absorb Self-Paced Learning Portal (coming in mid-January 2023!). Use the links below to explore the different options:

If you are pursuing a certified status, make sure to check out the newly revamped Pathway to Certified Lay Ministry document that will guide your steps.

Upcoming Lay Ministry Events

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality ONLINE

Date: January 30, 2023
Location: Zoom

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Date: February 4, 2023
Location: Kirksville

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Date: February 11, 2023
Location: Chillicothe

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North Central District Laity Leadership

Rob Gordon

District Lay Leader and Lay Education Coordinator

Mike Sykuta

District Lay Leader and Lay Education Coordinator

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