The West Virginia Conference Communications Team is dedicated to Engage People.  Empower Disciples.  One Shared Story.

As we go about our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

Looking for ways to improve your local church communications?

Follow this link for ideas you can implement in churches of all sizes - from United Methodist Communications!

To this end we are dedicated to celebrate our West Virginia Conference ministries via a variety of media including Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, and our YouTube Channel as well as our the weekly enewsletter - the Short Circuit (follow this link for back issues).

We also are dedicated to providing training and encouragement to local churches so that they may share their own stories of faithfulness.

We are always looking for glory sightings and stories of how your ministry or local church is a "Christ-led, spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world!" Send us an e-mail with details!

Need Help?

Not sure where to start when it comes to marketing your church and your ministries? Are you ready to up your internal and external communications?

Contact: Deborah Coble Director of Communications, or any member of our Conference Communications Team for tips and ideas to help your communications ministry thrive in your local church.

 Learn more about the ministry of the WVUMC Communications team by clicking here.

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More and more local churches are invited to host district and conference gatherings and training events. What needs to be in place to provide internet/network connectivity?

Learn more by reading this article by  Dusty Merrill, the MonValley District Communications Coordinator!

A picture truly tells 1,000 words.
Please share your photos with Us!
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Join the Conversation

There is a robust community that engages regularly with us via social media. “Like” our page on Facebookfollow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check out our photo and video resources on Flickr and YouTube.


The Short Circuit (e-newsletter)

Delivered to nearly 3900 inboxes every Thursday  around the West Virginia Conference, The Short Circuit offers a weekly look at the ministry and activity of the conference. It is an easy way to stay informed on Conference-wide news, events, and announcements.

Please e-mail submissions to us here. It's helpful if you include all logistical information (who, what, when, etc.) and a couple of sentences describing the event/announcement. If you would like the e-news delivered directly to your inbox, sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.

Follow this link to past issues of the Short Circuit.

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Conference Publications

Copies of recent special edition publications such as What If? and the Mission Passport are available from your local church or district office and are offered as a free resource!


We have electronic archives of our publications on our downloads page.  Be sure to check it out!

*Reminder: if you are already subscribed and have had a change in email address or mailing address, please re-subscribe using your most current information, to ensure you're getting your publications!

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The West Virginia Conference Communications Team represents the conference with their diverse gifts!  From writers  and videographers, photographers to computer experts, we are here to empower and equip the local churches of the West Virginia Conference as you share the stories of your faith communities.

Northern: S. Scott Mapes

MonValley:  Dusty Merrill

Potomac Highlands: TBD

Little Kanawha: Jennifer Greene

Wesleyan: Jim Minutelli

Western: Shannon Blosser

Midland South:  Brad Davis

Greenbrier:  Judy Pysell

Southern: Audrey Stanton-Smith

At Large Members:  Brad Bennett, Pam Braden, Robert Fulton

UMW Communications Rep: Margaret VanZandt Harrison

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We are blessed to have the latest technology to be able to share news and information across the conference.

UM News Service, Mike DuBose, was on hand days after the June 2016 flood to help our Communications team tell the story of our affected communities.

We have been invited to share Communications best practices with various groups including UMW leadership and district clergy gatherings. Contact us to schedule a visit!