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District Lay Leaders | District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries
Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries | District Committee on Ordained Ministry

District Lay Leaders

District Lay Leaders are elected leaders who provide for the training of local church lay leaders for ministries in the local church, are responsible for fostering awareness of the role of the laity in the church and community, and support active lay participation in the planning and decision-making of the district and local churches. They may serve as a lay member of the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries, the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. The District Lay Leaders in the Baltimore-Washington Conference are as follows:

Annapolis District
Kim Carr

410-451-1324

Baltimore Metropolitan
Ophelia Brown-Carter

410-483-6425

Baltimore Suburban
Barbara Dickson

410-459-7501

Central Maryland
Rod Fry

301-633-5910

Cumberland-Hagerstown
Richard Willson

301-739-3232

Frederick
Barbara Shew

301-834-9734

Greater Washington
Mary McCurty

301-384-6497

Washington East
Rosalind Pinkney

301-928-1298

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District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries

The District Director of Lay Servant Ministries is a certified lay person who chairs as the District Director on the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries. In addition to the director, membership of the committee will include the district lay leader, the district superintendent, and an instructor of lay servant courses. Other resource people may be added as needed. The committee provides training for lay servants as recommended by the General Board of Discipleship, or as approved by the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries; decides who will be recognized as certified lay servants; helps match certified lay servants with service opportunities; and supports and affirms certified lay servants, certified lay speakers and certified lay ministers as they serve.  The following are the District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Annapolis District
Myra Young

301-706-4695

Baltimore Metropolitan
Darlynn McCrea

443-254-2083

Baltimore Suburban
Darlynn McCrea

443-254-2083

Central Maryland
Pam Plummer Matthews (Co-Director)

240-498-4520

Central Maryland
Rod Fry (Co-Director)

301-633-5910

Cumberland-Hagerstown
Vivian Moore

301-759-5810

Frederick
Deborah Simms

410-259-2082

Greater Washington
Carol Travis

301-908-6501

Washington East
Linda Flanagan

301-645-1375

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Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries

The purpose of the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries is to set criteria and guidelines for District Committees on Lay Servant Ministries, to develop lay servant courses and approve courses developed by District Committees, and to organize conference-wide lay servant events.

  • A Certified Lay Servant completes the Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course and an Advance Lay Servant Ministries Course and are presented by their District Director or District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries as a Certified Lay Servant to the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries. This includes request for renewal after submittal of the annual report to the charge conference or church council giving evidence of satisfactory performance as a Certified Lay Servant. 
  • A Certified Lay Speaker completes the steps for Certified Lay Servant and the track of study for Certified Lay Speaker is to request an interview from the District Director or District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries who submits to the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries for approval and certification of Certified Lay Speaker or recertification of Certified Lay Speaker.
  • A Certified Lay Minister who completes the steps for Certified Lay Ministry is recommended by the District Committee on Ordained Ministry to the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries for approval and certification of Certified Lay Ministry or recertification of Certified Lay Ministry.  

Conference Lay Leader
Deloris Martin

301-421-9441

Chairperson and Director of Lay Servant Ministry
Julie Flinchum

410-610-6741

Director of Certified Lay Ministry
Sandra King-Shaw

301-340-7671

Annapolis District
Myra Young

301-706-4695

Baltimore Metropolitan
Darlynn McCrea

443-254-2083

Baltimore Suburban
Darlynn McCrea

443-254-2083

Central Maryland
Pam Plummer Matthews (Co-Director)

240-498-4520

Central Maryland
Rod Fry (Co-Director)

301-633-5910

Cumberland-Hagerstown
Vivian Moore

301-759-5810

Frederick
Deborah Simms

410-259-2082

Greater Washington
Carol Travis

301-908-6501

Washington East
Linda Flanagan

301-645-1375

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District Committee on Ordained Ministry

Those who complete the Certified Lay Ministry program are to request an interview with their District Committee on Ordained Ministry for approval and recommendation for certification as a Certified Lay Minister. The Certified Lay Minister candidate presents to their DCOM their Affirmation Form with the recommendation and ministry review by the church council or charge conference from the congregation of which he/she is a member, verification of satisfactory completion of the coursework or recertification coursework and any additional information requested at the time of the interview. The DCOM will submit to the Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries recommendation for approval or denial of certification for the Certified Lay Minister or recommendation or denial for recertification of the Certified Lay Minister.

Annapolis District Chair
Rev. Carletta Allen

240-938-1594

Baltimore Metropolitan Chair
Rev. Jason Jordan Griffin

410-636-2578

Baltimore Suburban Chair
Rev. Norman Obenshain

410-939-2464

Annapolis District CLM Registrar
Yolanda Perry

410-315-9989

Baltimore Metropolitan CLM Registrar
Elizabeth Stemley

443-850-8544

Baltimore Suburban Registrar
Rev. Melissa Rudolph

410-239-9705

Central Maryland Chair
Rev. Mandy Sayers

301-926-8920

Cumberland-Hagerstown Chair
Rev. Susan Boehl

301-223-7040

Frederick Chair
Rev. Sarah Schlieckert

301-834-8618

Central Maryland CLM Registrar
Joyce Shelton

(301) 774-4312

Cumberland-Hagerstown Registrar
Trish Bittner
240-291-5576

Frederick CLM Registrar
Sherie Koob

301-834-9332

Greater Washington Chair
Rev. Paul Johnson

410-299-2570

Washington East Chair
Rev. Pat Allen  -  DCOM CHAIR

301-839-3567

Greater Washington CLM Registrar
Rev. Arthuree Wright

301-925-7886

Washington East Registrar
Rev. George DeFord

301-868-2382

   

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