Church Leadership

Church Leadership
The Rev. Annamore Kahlari walks home from Nemanje United Methodist Church, one of five congregations she serves near Makoni Buhera, Zimbabwe. The church is about 15 miles from her home. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Rural pastor perseveres amid challenges

With unreliable transportation and fickle weather, a Zimbabwean pastor sometimes walks as many as 30 miles on Sundays to conduct worship and minister to members.
Local Church
Members of Emmaus United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va., gather for a group photo before the COVID-19 pandemic. A church member who is a registered nurse helped lead a vaccination effort that immunized 100% of the congregation. Photo courtesy of Emmaus United Methodist Church.

Nurse leads Korean church’s vaccine ministry

Thanks to its Healthy Church Team, Emmaus United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, attains 100% vaccination rate.
Evangelism
DeAmon Harges delivers a Ted Talk in 2017. Harges, a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, is one of five winners of the inaugural Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award from the Wesleyan Investive. He is a community organizer who has consulted in South Africa, Canada and Central America. Photo by WildStyle DaProducer.

Looking to neighbors to fix neighborhoods

An organizer who believes residents are the most important key to improving in-danger neighborhoods has won a Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award. DeAmon Harges works to improve northwest Indianapolis and consults all over the world.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the author.

Faith is a verb

And the cross is a lifestyle. Retired pastor sums up his essential lessons while looking back on 97 years.

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