Clergy

General Church
East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda (center) is surrounded by lay and clerical leaders after his election as provincial president of the Church of Christ in Congo in Maniema. The CCC is a union of 95 Protestant and Evangelical Christian denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Judith Osongo, UM News.

Bishop Unda picked to lead ecumenical group

The United Methodist bishop has been elected provincial president of the Church of Christ in Congo of Maniema, a union of 95 Protestant and evangelical Christian denominations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Local Church
A study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women shows that while some progress has been made to make clergy salaries equivalent for men and women, there is still a long way to go. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Women clergy still paid less

A new study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women follows up on a similar study in 2017 and shows that while some progress has been made, women clergy are still underpaid when compared to their male counterparts.
Local Church
The Rev. Kelvin Mwandira (right) delivers mushrooms he has cultivated to customers Esther Razo and Solomon Chiripasi outside the Zimbabwe West Conference offices in Harare. Mwandira is among retired clergy in Zimbabwe who have turned to agriculture and other small business ventures to help fund their retirements. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Retired pastors reap benefits of farming

Whether raising livestock or produce, new small-business entrepreneurs enjoy learning and earning.
Local Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Young elder numbers hit record low

Annual clergy age study by Lewis Center confirms downward trend for United Methodist elders under 35.

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