In 2012 the General Conference of The United Methodist Church approved legislation to change the name of Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. The term “servant” was chosen because it best describes what Jesus told his disciples in John 13 after he himself had performed the duties of the lowliest servant. We are also called to live out our discipleship as servants in leadership!
A Lay Servant is…
Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge (or beyond the local church or charge) in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship, including the interpretation of Scriptures, doctrine, organization, and ministries of the church.
Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries
District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries
Acadiana: Charlene Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Baton Rouge: Mike Allen – email@example.com
Lake Charles: Glen Turner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe: Pat Wiersma – email@example.com
New Orleans: Glory Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shreveport: Paul Merkle – email@example.com