Board of Lay Ministry & Lay Servant Ministries

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.

  

Jonna Carter
Conference Lay Leader

John Denham
Conference Lay Leader

Gina Lyon
Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 

Rev. Eric Espada
Director of Hispanic Lay Servant Ministries

Mark Stallons
Conference UMM President

Paula Taylor
Conference UMW President

Steve Bays
Conference Scouting Coordinator 

Cindy Stamper
Red Bird Conference Lay Leader

Rev. William Moore
Staff Representative

 

 

District Lay Leaders:

District Directors of
Lay Servant Ministries:

Bluegrass -- Pam Compton   Bluegrass District -  Will McGinnis
Heartland -- Ann Jones Heartland District - Kathy Morse and Steve Bays
Kentucky East – Anita Martin Kentucky East District - Cassandra Chandler
Lexington – John Crissman Lexington District - TBA
Northern KY – Becky Jones Northern KY District - TBA
Owensboro – Elaine Daugherty Owensboro District - Rev. Cindy Green
Pennyrile – Mike Kenner Pennyrile District - Mike Kenner
South Central – Linda Sparks South Central District - Gina Lyon and Jennifer Campbell
South East KY – Rich Dailey Southeast KY District - Rich Dailey

Appointive Cabinet Representative:


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.


LACE Curriculum


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.