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The World Methodist Evangelism Community: Following Jesus in the company of the Wesleys

The Christian life is a communal life – we are all in this together. The life of faith is to be lived out and shared with a deep awareness of the interconnected nature of all creation.

There are over 80 million Christ followers in the Methodist Wesleyan family who worship Jesus Christ in over 80 different denominations. World Methodist Evangelism brings all these followers together around the work of multiplying the witnesses. That takes a dedicated team. WME works through leadership on six continents. We share a common vision, a common set of values, and an unwavering commitment to being channels of God’s Holy Spirit in the world. Together we balance justice and mercy, humility and boldness, listening and leadership.

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Staff

Dr. Kim Reisman — Executive Director

“I believe that in Jesus Christ God has offered the healing balm of salvation to all creation. This salvation is more than simply an event or experience to look forward to in some distant, ethereal future. It’s the radical healing of all creation – humans and the entire universe – right now, and in the age to come. This is tremendously good news; and it’s news all Christ followers can proclaim with joy and boldness.” ~Kimberly Reisman

Dr. Kimberly Reisman is an author, pastor, teacher, and theologian, focusing her work in the areas evangelism, spiritual formation, leadership development, and the intersection between faith and culture. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, she was appointed Executive Director of WME in 2014. She is a frequent speaker and has written numerous books, most recently, The Christ-Centered Woman: Finding Balance in a World of Extremes (2013, Abingdon Press). In addition to The Christ-Centered Woman, Kim’s publications includes:

Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Kim lived in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Connecticut before moving to Indiana in 1993. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University, a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Kim is a senior Harry Denman fellow and an Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. In all her work, she seeks to serve God by awakening, strengthening and enlivening the faith commitment of individuals as well as empowering communities of faith to become visible witnesses to the love of Christ for the world. Kim lives with her husband, John in West Lafayette, Indiana where she enjoys music, sports, reading, and jewelry making. They have three adult children, Nathan, Maggie and Hannah.


Shirley Dominick — Executive Assistant

Prior to joining World Evangelism in 2015, Shirley served for 30 years in a variety of roles in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, from administration at the district office to working as the district registrar for DCOM. Alongside her husband, Rev. Mike Dominick, she has participated as a presenting couple with United Methodist Marriage Encounter, served as Directors of Senior High Bible Conference for 25 years, and has been active in Walk to Emmaus. Mike and Shirley were high school sweethearts and married in 1971. They have two children, Peter (married to Mindy) and Rachel.


Elizabeth Glass Turner — Associate Director, Community and Creative Development

A gifted blogger and editor, Rev. Elizabeth Glass Turner holds an MA in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and has written for WesleyanAccent.com, Ambrose University College and Seminary, Good News magazine, Lynne Marian: Strategic Communications and others. She has also published an essay in the volume “The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes.” Elizabeth and her husband John have two young children, Jack and Eleanor.


Board Members

Name Title Location Photo
Rev. Davis ChappellBoard PresidentBrentwood, TN USA
Bishop Robert E. FanninBoard Vice PresidentLakeland, FL USA
Sandra BurfittBoard SecretaryBrentwood, TN USA
Bishop Darryl B. StarnesBoard TreasurerCharlotte, NC USA
Bishop Ivan AbrahamsBoard MemberWaynesville, NC USA
Maxie D. DunnamBoard MemberMemphis, TN USA
Eddie FoxWorld Director Emeritus & Board MemberHermitage, TN USA
Bishop Lawi ImathiuBoard MemberKenya, Africa
Bishop Paulo T. LockmannBoard MemberRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jo Anne LyonBoard MemberFishers, IN USA
JC ParkBoard MemberSeoul, South Korea
Bishop Teresa SnortonBoard MemberBirmingham, AL USA
Bishop Debra Wallace-PadgettBoard MemberBirmingham, AL USA