Lay Servant Training


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 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.

Lay Servant Academy at FUMC-ABQ on July 19-20, 2019
Rev. Bonnie Hardesty – Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course
Rev. Jon Moore – From Your Heart to Theirs, Advanced Course
Rev. Dr. Doug Mills – Planning Worship

We encourage all who wish to begin their journey in Lay Servant Ministry and all who wish to receive recertification and/or qualify for Certified Lay Minister training to consider signing up for this Academy.
2019 Lay Servant Registration Form

Bilingual Lay Servant Academy at St. Paul’s UMC-El Paso
Basic – Sept. 6-7, 2019 with Dr. Rev. Eddie Rivera
Advanced – Sept. 20-21 with Sal Perales, Local Pastor at Emmanuel, El Paso
For more information: Bilingual Lay Servant Training Flyer

Lay Servant Academy – Clovis District
Basic Lay Servant Class on Sept 20-21 at FUMC-Roswell
Advanced Lay Servant Class on Oct 18-19 at FUMC-Roswell

Lay Servant Academy at Covenant UMC-ABQ on Sept 27-28, 2019
More info to come

For further information, contact John Milholland: or (505) 980-7494.

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