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 11th & 12th, 2017 at FUMC-ABQ.  Registration Deadline July 24th

Friday, August, 11 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, August, 12 from 8:00 am – 6:15 pm

The cost of the courses will be $45.  

Basic Course:  CLM, Jeannine Beck will be the instructor.

Advanced Courses:

Dancing with Words –  Rev. Randall Partin

Spirit & Art of Conflict Transformation – Susan Brumbaugh

A “Coach Approach to Ministry” taught by Linda Nash & Conference coaching team members.
Build your ministry skills and become more effective in leading and working with small groups and individuals. You will develop the skills for deep listening, using powerful questions, moving a group/individual forward vs. rehashing the same “stuff”, creating “aha” moments that celebrate gifts.

To register contact: Cheri Lyon, Office of Congregational Vitality or cell: 505-440-6849

2017 Lay Servant Brochure & Registration Form

For additional information regarding the school, please contact John Milholland at or call (505) 980-7494.

August 18-19, 2017 at St. Paul’s UMC-El Paso

Basic Course (PLUS)

Advanced Course: Dancing with Words (AND) Cycle of Grace

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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