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OUR MISSION is to:
Inspire... Celebrate... Give Voice to... rural and smaller membership churches in rural communities.
Gene Phelps, President
West Ohio Rural Advocates
Meet our winners:
Northwest Plains – Overall Winner
Mount Tabor (Wapakoneta)
Rev. Rodney Ritchie
Capitol Area North
Green Camp UMC
Rev. Joshua Freshour
Rev. Robert Mesnard, Jr.
Rev. Mary Kay
Rev. Dwayne Wilson
Ohio River Valley
North Bend UMC
Rev. Beth Ann Crego
Coal Grove UMC
Rev. Bradrick Jenkins
(No submission from Capitol Area South)
The National UMRA is gearing up for General Conference in 2016.
Items of focus:
Having a more visible presence and offering hospitality instead of pushing agendas
Concerns regarding the sale of rural properties and how/where the money is used
Assisting those enrolled in Course of Study to move more quickly through the process toward ordination
Issues around Global Health
and so much more. If you are interested in becoming involved with the National UMRA, contact Carl Ellis at email@example.com and visit the website at www.umruraladvocates.org for more about what this group is doing.
A July 2015 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) press release reports that during the period January 2013–July 2015, “more rural hospitals ha[d] closed than in the previous 10 years combined.”
If you are interested in healthcare in rural America, please read more at Foundation Funding To Improve Rural Health Care