The West Virginia Conference Communications Team is dedicated to Engage People. Empower Disciples. One Shared Story.
To this end we are dedicated to celebrate our West Virginia Conference ministries via a variety of media. We also are dedicated to providing training and encouragement to local churches so that they may share their own stories of faithfulness. Learn more about the WVUMC Communications team by clicking here.
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!
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: Communications Director, Deborah Coble for tips and ideas to help your communications ministry thrive in your local church.
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: Sheri Kernik
MonValley: Dusty Merrill
Potomac Highlands: Melissa Paugh
Little Kanawha: Ken Peters
Wesleyan: Jim Minutelli
Western: Kerry Bart
Midland South: George Hohmann
Greenbrier: Judy Pysell
Southern: Wayne Richmond
At Large Members: Cheryl George, Brad Bennett, Jonathan Nettles, Joe Webb, Jake Steele, Maria Wiblin
A picture truly tells 1,000 words. Please share your photos with us! Upload to Flickr, post on social media tag #wvumc, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Short Circuit (e-news)
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.
The WVUMC Circuit
Published quarterly, this “nuts and bolts” piece focus’ on a theme centered around our life together as United Methodists living and serving in West Virginia.
The WVUMC Circuit is designed to give church leaders the information they need to do the work of ministry as it relates to the Annual Conference. The publications are delivered digitally, posted on the website and links are also provided on social media. A print copy is also sent church leaders across the conference!
If you would like to receive death notices from around the Conference, please signup here.
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!
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!