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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

 

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

Elizabeth Glass Turner is a writer and speaker. She is Managing Editor of Wesleyan Accent, a hub for Wesleyan Methodist resources featuring a variety of clergy and academic voices. She wrote essays for, “The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes” and, “The Sound of Revival: Seven Powerful Proclamations.”

With an MA in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, she has worked in local church and campus ministry. She enjoys fostering creative connections and eliciting the gifts of others as they discover and pursue their vocations.

Elizabeth and her husband John have two children, Jack and Eleanor.


Rob Haynes — Associate Director, Education & Leadership Development

“Every desire of the individual Christian, every program of the church, and the orientation of her leaders must be consumed by the Mission of God. When the missio Dei consumes all the aspects of the church it is able to faithfully serve in mission to proclaim the Kingdom of God that Jesus initiated in this life and the life to come.” –Dr. Rob Haynes

 

Dr. Rob Haynes is a writer, speaker, teacher, pastor, theologian, and missiologist. His work focuses upon local and global mission and evangelism, forming disciples for missional service, and leadership development in new and existing church communities. He has a keen interest in fostering new spaces for conversations of faith and culture. Since 1996, he has served as a teacher and a pastor. He is a seasoned mission leader and continues to research the short-term mission movement. This experience and research is leading to new ways of engaging in mission and evangelism.

Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Rob lived in both Ohio and Kentucky until moving to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 1991. He completed a BSci in education at the University of South Alabama, an MA in biblical and theological studies at the University of Mobile, his seminary training at Asbury Theological Seminary, and a PhD in theology at Durham University in Durham, England. He is a senior John Wesley Fellow and senior Harry Denman Fellow.

In addition to his work with World Methodist Evangelism, Rob pastors in the Alabama/West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. Rob’s passion is to help individuals and churches join discipleship with witness, mission with evangelism, and personal with social holiness. He is a fan of reading, fishing, football, basketball, and gadgets. Rob and his wife, Beth have two teenage children, Joshua and Megan.

Twitter: @DrRobHaynes


Bonnie Hollabaugh — Director of Development

Bonnie Hollabaugh joined World Methodist Evangelism in October 2017 in the newly established role of Director of Development.

Prior to joining World Methodist Evangelism, Bonnie served as the Director of Development for Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, TN.  She has also held the positions of Major Gifts Officer and Director of Annual Giving at Hutchison School, VP of Development at Girls Incorporated of Memphis and Development Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

She served a two-year term as president of the Memphis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves as a Board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence.

During her years of membership at Christ Church Memphis, she has served on the Executive Committee as well as volunteering as a Sunday School liaison, a Lenten Study facilitator, and a small group leader.

Bonnie has had the joy of touring the Holy Land and has participated in mission trips to Zambia and Guatemala.

She enjoys travel, biking, cooking, and hosting dinner parties with friends.


Board Members

Name Title Location Photo
Rev. Davis ChappellBoard PresidentBrentwood, TN USA
Bishop Robert E. FanninBoard Vice PresidentLakeland, FL USA
Sandra BurfittBoard SecretaryKennesaw, GA USA
Bishop Darryl B. StarnesBoard TreasurerCharlotte, NC USA
Bishop Ivan AbrahamsBoard MemberLake Junaluska, NC USA
Eddie FoxWorld Director Emeritus & Board MemberHermitage, TN USA
Bishop Paulo T. LockmannBoard MemberRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jo Anne LyonBoard MemberFishers, IN USA
Bishop Sunday OnuohaBoard MemberDallas, TX/Nigeria Africa
JC ParkBoard MemberSeoul, South Korea
Bishop Teresa SnortonBoard MemberBirmingham, AL USA
Dr Shane StanfordBoard MemberMemphis, TN USA
Bishop Debra Wallace-PadgettBoard MemberBirmingham, AL USA