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Lay Leadership

West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries

Ms. Tracy Chambers

Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries, West Ohio Conference

All laity are called into the work of ministry and have a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love. The West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries will chair the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and work in partnerships with district leaders, West Ohio Conference Director of Discipleship Resources, Leadership Development Lead Team, Conference Lay Leader(s) and District Committees on Lay Servant Ministries.

The West Ohio Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries will also assist in the strategic alignment of the District Committees on Lay Servant Ministries as they:  

  • advocate for laity
  • offer lay ministry courses in all eight districts
  • work with local church pastors and lay leaders to build trust
  • ensure laity are equipped and utilized in leadership

 in order to fulfil the mission and vision of the West Ohio Conference and priorities set by extended cabinet and the Transformative Discipleship Team. 

Local Church Lay Leader

An effective Lay Leader functions as the primary representative of and role model for Christian discipleship and faith lived out in the church and in daily life for the people of a congregation. The Lay Leader works with the pastor to fulfill the mission and vision of the congregation.

To learn how to be equipped as a Lay Leader visit the Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church website.