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Inspire... Celebrate... Give Voice to... rural and smaller membership churches in rural communities.

Doug Flinn, President; Bill Halter, Vice President; Debra Ketcham, Secreatry; Kenneth Martin, Treasurer


2018 UMRA Vital Church Award

The West Ohio UMRA is accepting nominations for the 2018 UMRA Vital Church Award, to be awarded at the 2018 seesion of the West Ohio Conference.  If you would like to noninate a churchfor this award, please contact Rev. Doug Flinn (  You may also nominate your own church for this award.  All nominated churches will receive a letter / email asking for a narratinve description of the church's ministry.  

     West Ohio UMRA Vital Church Award recognizes a rural church in the West Ohio Conference doing vital ministry in their communities.  


Contact Information  
The West Ohio United Methodist Rural Advocates
7063 Us Rt. 68
Kenton, Ohio 43326
Phone (937) 405-8156
Who We Are
National UMRA

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 and visit the website at for more about what this group is doing.

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