The NM Conference is one of the leaders in the entire UMC connection for training and utilizing the gifts of its laity in the mission field.

Lay Servant

Lay Servants take a number of courses to enable them to be trained leaders in their churches & communities.

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Certified Lay Ministry

Our Conference has one of, if not THE most robust CLM programs in the UMC connection.

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Board of Laity

The New Mexico Conference Board of Laity is the oversight body that ensures each CLM is equipped and accountable to serve in the local church in programs, outreach, worship and caregiving.

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Kathy Jewell, our new Conference Lay Leader

Bishop Robert Schnase announced during the 2023 Annual Conference that Kathy Jewell would be serving (at least for this year) as the NM Conference Lay Leader.


Safe Sanctuaries

If you have any questions regarding Safe Sanctuaries, please contact Melissa Thacker. email


Kathy Jewell, Conference Lay Leader & CLM Training Director


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