Our Staff

Office of Connectional Ministries

Mailing Address:
320-C Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Phone: 601.354.0515
Fax: 601.948.5982

Victoria White, Director of Connectional Ministries and Communications
vwhite@mississippi-umc.org
601.354.0515

Vickie has the role of connecting people and churches with each other and the greater connection of The United Methodist Church. We do that by overseeing and planning the Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference, UMCOR, UMVIM, the Mississippi Conference Board of Global Ministries, Discipleship Ministries and youth and family ministries among other things. In communications we seek ways to communicate the mission and vision of the Mississippi Conference to members of local churches. In addition, we resource local churches as they seek to be a witness for Jesus Christ in their communities and around the world.

  

Jasmine Haynes, Communications Specialist
jhaynes@mississippi-umc.org
769.243.7043

Jasmine manages, edits and creates content for the conference’s mediums of communication. She provides guidance and training in effective communications for annual conference, district and local church leaders. She is responsible for message development and guiding the strategy of conference communications to consistently articulate the church’s mission. 

Mike Howington, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator
mhowington@mississippi-umc.org
769.243.7044

Mike is responsible for overseeing the vision and implementation of the youth and children's ministries of the conference. Serving as a resource to equip local churches in family ministry strategies, Mike leads training events focused on understanding next generational ministry. Mike coordinates major events like The Gathering, Beach Camp and FamJam.

 

Mellie Thomas, Disaster Recovery Project Manager
disasters@mississippi-umc.org
662.736.6362

Mellie leads the overall operational efforts of recovery. This involves oversight of services in the long-term recovery field through case management and construction supervision. The disaster recovery manager partners with the disaster response coordinator in the deployment of volunteers and resources.

receptionist@mississippi-umc.org
601.354.0515

Anzette connects local church clergy and laity with conference resources made available through the connection. The connection includes the episcopal office, faith community formation, administry, spiritual leadership formation and communications and connectional ministries. Anzette extends a welcoming presence to callers and all who visit the conference office.

Ed Chapman, Youth/Media Specialist
echapman@mississippi-umc.org
769.243.7042

Ed provides videos, graphics and technical support to various personnel throughout the conference. Ed is a resource for communications with an emphasis in cinematography, video editing and graphic layout/design. Ed works hand-in-hand with the youth and family ministry coordinator in providing dynamic ministry events for youth and families in Mississippi.

CONTACT US
320 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
601.354.0515
or use our contact form
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