The Board of Lay Ministry is composed of the Conference Lay Leader, Associate Lay Leader(s), District Lay Leaders, Conference Director of Lay Speaking, District Directors of Lay Speaking, the United Methodist Women’s President, the United Methodist Men’s President, the United Methodist Youth’s President, a representative for the Hispanic Laity, and a representative for the Scouting Program. There is both a Staff Representative and a clergy member from the Appointive Cabinet. The Kentucky Board of Lay Ministry is Co-Chaired by the Conference Lay Leader and the Conference Director of Lay Speaking.
Conference Lay Leader
|Linda Gayheart and Patty Groot
Associate Conference Lay Leaders
Conference Director of Lay Speaking
|Rev. Tami Coleman
Appointive Cabinet Representative:
United Methodist Women’s President: Mary Bertram
United Methodist Men’s President: Mark Stallons
United Methodist Youth Representative: Shelby Chamberlin
Hispanic Representative: Isomar Alvarez
Scouting Representative: TBA
The Board of Lay Ministry helps to foster an awareness of the role of laity and provides support, training, and direction for the ministry of laity. Lay Speaking Ministries involve leading, caring, and communication. The term Lay Speaker can be a misleading title. Lay Speakers may, besides being a pulpit speaker in a church, choose to lead a Bible Study, start a prayer ministry, teach Sunday School, participate in a prison ministry, and visit the elderly, shut-ins, and nursing homes. The sky is the limit for ways and opportunities to minister.
Other pages that may be useful are:
LACE (Lay Academy of Church Excellence) is a program designed by the Board of Laity that combines the Servant Leadership Academy with the Lay Speaking Ministries.The LAE program has been revised this past year.
Board of Lay Ministry helps to foster an awareness of the role of laity and provides support and direction for the ministry of laity.
Lay Servant Ministries involves Leading, Caring, and Communicating. A certified lay speaker may choose to lead a Bible study, start a prayer ministry, teach Sunday school, participate in a prison ministry or visit the elderly and shut-ins and the nursing home. The sky is the limit for ways and opportunities to minister.