And he said unto them, “Go ye into the entire world and preach the gospel to every creature.” - Mark 16:15
West Ohio is blessed to send, receive, and support missionaries working in a variety of settings. Using the links on this page, you can learn more about missionaries originally from West Ohio; missionaries we support within our Mission Partnerships; and missionaries who serve right here in West Ohio! God’s love knows no limits, and our missionaries are living out that truth.
Mission Partnership Missionaries: Born in the Congo, Kenya, Philippines, Vietnam and Mexico, these missionaries are continuing the legacy of empowering new generations of Christians so they too may one day lead all of us into deeper faith.
-Congo: Jeanne & Gaston Ntambo
-Laos: B. & E. Barte
-Mexico: Willie Berman
-Vietnam: Ut To & Karen Vo-To
West Ohio Missionaries: Serving in a variety of locations, from the United States to around the world, these native West Ohioans are following God's call to 'go ye into the entire world.'
-Nepal: Lester and Deborah Dornan
-Zambia: Brian and Tara Vinson
-Tennessee: Manuel Padilla
-Pennsylvania: Katie Peterson
-Mexico: Laurel LaFrance
-Palestine: Elizabeth Heft
Church & Community Workers: Missionaries commissioned to serve with marginalized communities across the U.S., CCW's are tasked with taking the church into the community and bringing the community into the church.
-Horizon Prison Initiative: Richard Boone
-Charitable Pharmacy: Mariellyn Dunlap Grace
-OhioHealth: Jennifer Henneman
-HEAL Initiative: Greg Henneman
-Affordable Housing: Margaret Madison
-Hispanic Ministry: Soraya Montano
Discover how you can become a missionary through the United Methodist Church by going to the Missionary Service webpage at the General Board of Global Ministries! Young adults can find out more about opportunities created uniquely for them on the Young Adult Missionaries page.
For more information on missionaries or mission service, contact Dee Stickley-Miner, Director of Connectional Ministries, at dstickley [at] wocumc.org.