Laity Training


Charlie Poore, Conference Director of Lay Servants


John Milholland, Albuquerque District Director of Lay Servants

Jane Sutherland, Clovis District Director of Lay Servants

Frances Gonzales, El Paso Sub-District Director of Lay Servants

Jody Wallin, Odessa Sub-District Director of Lay Servants

Lay Servant Training Opportunities

August 25-26, 2017

Basic Course (PLUS)

Advanced Course: Leading Bible Studies (AND) From your heart to theirs

Two different Advanced Course classes to choose from!

Lay Servant Ministers please note:  The 2004 General Conference determined that for a Local Church to be current, their Certified Lay Servants must maintain an active status by completing a course or facilitating a course every 3 years.

For additional information about these courses contact: Pastor Frances Gonzalez,  915-240-1783 or

El Paso Lay Servant Registration Form-Aug, 2017



Rev. Pamela Rowley, Conference Facilitator for Certified Lay Ministry

575-522-8220 or 575-642-8559

CLM Training & Continuing Education Opportunities

New Mexico Conference now has 49 Certified Lay Ministers serving faithfully. A new training class for CLM will start this September and will be offered in Odessa & Las Cruces.  For more information, please contact Rev. Pamela Rowley, Conference Coordinator for Certified Lay Ministry, at 575-522-8220 or 575-642-8559. Please return required documentation to Pam at: University United Methodist Church, 2000 Locust, Las Cruces, NM 88001, by August 1, 2017.

Required Documents:
  • Letter of Recommendation from your local Pastor (Must hold a membership in a UMC.)
  • Certificates of Completion of Basic & one Advanced Lay Servant Courses
  • CLM Registration Form 2017-18
Training at Asbury UMC-Odessa

  • Sept. 8-9
  • Oct. 14-15
  • Nov. 10-11
  • Jan. 12-13
  • Feb. 9-10
  • March 9-10
  • April 13-14
Training at University UMC-Las Cruces

  • Sept. 22-23
  • Oct. 14-15
  • Nov. 10-11
  • Jan. 12-13
  • Feb. 9-10
  • March 9-10
  • April 13-14
Fridays: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLM trainees must attend ALL Module trainings.

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