Board of Lay Ministry


The Board of Lay Ministry is committed to the quadrennial theme and challenge of making and growing disciples for the transformation of the world. Therefore, the purposes of the Kentucky Annual Conference Board of Lay Ministry are as follows:

1.     To foster an awareness of the importance of the role and ministry 
      of the laity

2.     To develop and promote stewardship of time, talents, and possessions

3.     To promote, support, encourage, train, and equip all lay members to be
      actively engaged in ministry

4.     To be intentional about training and equipping laity of all ages and all
      ethnic groups to become church leaders

5.     To encourage laity to continually grow in their spiritual journeys
      and development 

District Lay Leaders:

Bluegrass -- Colleen Davis                  

Heartland -- Chad DuVall

Kentucky East – Frank Haeberlin

Lexington – Irene Hatton

Northern KY Al Tucker

Owensboro – Elaine Daugherty

Pennyrile – Mike Kenner

South Central – Linda Sparks

South East KY – Rich Dailey

Conference Operational Team

The C.O.T. will consist of no more than 12 leaders from around the Kentucky Conference charged with the purpose of discover, develop and send passionate spiritual leaders into the mission of the Church which is making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. If you are interested in becoming a part of this new and innovative team please complete the application below no later than December 1.


Frequently asked questions:

     1) How often will this team meet?

            We plan to meet 8 hours per month

     2) Are there costs involved?

            We will reimburse you 14 cents per mile and will pay for a hotel room if needed

     3) What kind of work will we be doing?

            We hope to be a wellspring of ideas to help local churches discover, develop and send their laity into the world.


Proposed Summary of Ministry Opportunities 
prepared by The Committee of Assisting UMC Members to Seek Ministry Opportunities of the Board of Lay Ministry


Handbook for Lay Leaders
written by Lewis Nicholls
revised June 2013 by Linda Sparks