Church Resources

In response to Paragraph 2533 of the Book of Discipline, trustees are charged with the care of the physical church buildings and properties, and thereby have an annual accessbility audit to complete. This resource is free courtesy of the United Methodist Committee on DisAbility Ministries. 

FREE Annual Accessibility Audit 

For more resources or information, visit the DisAbility Ministries website:

Meet the West Ohio Conference Disability Ministry Team

Zach Holler- Co-Chair of the WOC Diability Ministry Team, Pastor at Waverly Grace UMC in Shawnee Valley District
Mimi Luebbers- Master of Practical Theology student at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Chaplain and Pastor of Small Congregation
Sue Hey- Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of Special Friends Ministry (Buddy Program) at Stillwater UMC
Lauren Burns- Occupational Therapist
Rich Schultze- Member of Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities, co-founder of Embracing Disabilities in Bolivia
Rachel Palmer- Camp Director at Widewater Camps and Retreat Center
Dr. David Watson- Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at United Theological Seminary
Kirsty Holler- Doctoral student at Georgetown University and Coordinator of the Certificate in Disability Ministry at United Theological Seminary
Kati Glover- Master of Divinity student at Methodist Theological School

For more information on how to connect with the team, email the Staff Liaison, //srodriguez [at]">Sam Rodriguez, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement

Theological Resources

Autism and Alleluias
by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc

Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities
by Deborah Beth Creamer

The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability 
by Nancy Eiesland

Human Disability and the Service of God: Reassessing Religious Practice
by Nancy Eiesland

Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality
by Thomas E. Reynolds

Educational/School Resources

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Education: Office of Exceptional Children

The Ohio School for the Deaf

Ohio State School for the Blind

Autism Resources

Autism Internet Modules

Nationwide Childrens Hospital: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

UMCOR: Global Health and Development

Developmental Disabilities Resources

Ohio Association of County Boards: Serving People with Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council