The External Relations Department cultivates strategic Ministry Partnerships that impact the ministries of our local churches.

The External Relations Team:

  • Builds relationships with businesses around the world in an effort to create Ministry Partnerships
  • Communicates with The United Methodist Connection on a quarterly basis to inform all levels of ministry about the Ministry Partners available to them
  • Works with the Commission on General Conference to find alternative sources of income in an effort to lessen the dependence of the General Conference on apportionment dollars and the General Administration Contingency Fund

If you are interested in learning more about External Relations or are interested in becoming a Ministry Partner, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team:

Relationship Director - Kellie Schmeal

External Relations Specialist - Tammie Ruffle

Connectional Relations Manager - Jacqueline Givens-Simmons