Mississippi Conference web and social media specialist, Jasmine Haynes recently became a member of the communication committee for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ)
of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). Haynes and a few others from across the jurisdiction were asked to serve on this team to share ideas, set goals and track growth for the coming years.
According to SEJ UMVIM communication director, Cristin Farrington, "one of the main goals will be to create a comprehensive strategic plan to guide SEJ UMVIM staff in their daily communication tasks to fulfill the mission to inspire change in the world; inform, connect and equip volunteers and interact as servants of Christ."
Having a representative from the Mississippi Conference will be beneficial in improving two-way communication between the SEJ UMVIM and Mississippi United Methodist churches. Mississippi Methodists will be more informed about available missions and have greater influence in providing input as to what volunteer vocations line up with their specific mission objectives.
Haynes was recommended by Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. who serves on the UMVIM executive committee as the SEJ College of Bishops representative.
"As a life-long United Methodist, I am very honored and excited to have the opportunity to represent Mississippi and strengthen communication tools that will aid fellow Methodists serving on a national and global scale as the hands and feet of the body of Christ," said Haynes.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) serves as the short-term mission sending agency of The United Methodist Church. For more information, please see visit www.umvim.org.