United Methodist Association of Communicators

Connecting with colleagues. Sharing our story with the world.


The behind-the-scenes work of UMAC is deeply enriched by the work of many people. If you're interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact the chair of the committee by clicking on his or her name, or email Neill Caldwell or Lisa Diehl(Updated Oct. 26, 2012.) 
Position Name Class     Location
President Neill Caldwell 2015     SEJ (Richmond, VA)
Vice President Lisa Diehl 2014     SCJ (Wichita, KS)
Linda Rhodes 2014     SEJ (Richmond, VA )
Secretary Fred Koenig 2015     SEJ (Nashville, TN)
At-Large Directors Mark Doyal 2015     NCJ (Michigan Area)
  Patrick Scriven 2015     WJ (Pacific Northwest)
  Doreen Gosmire 2014     NCJ (Dakotas Conference)
  Skyler Nimmons 2014     SEJ (Charlotte, NC)
UMCom Liaison Royya James       SEJ (Nashville, TN)  
Committee Chair / Members        
Advocacy Stephen Hustedt (Chair)       WJ (Phoenix, AZ)
Matt Brodie (Chair)       SEJ (Columbia, SC)
  Dan Gangler       NCJ (Indianapolis, IN)
  Jane Horstman       WJ (Sacramento, CA)
By-Laws Erik Alsgaard (Chair)       NCJ
  Skyler Nimmons       SEJ (Charlotte, NC)
  Dan Gangler       NCJ (Indianapolis, IN)
Event Planning Neill Caldwell (Chair)       SEJ (Richmond, VA)
Finance Linda Rhodes (Chair)       SEJ (Richmond, VA)
  Stephen Hustedt       WJ (Phoenix, AZ)
  Victoria Rebeck       NCJ (Minneapolis, MN)
Futuring and Strategy Task Force Dan Gangler (Chair)       NCJ (Indianapolis, IN)
Helping Hands Scholarship Tafadzwa Mudambanuki (Chair)       SEJ (Nashville, TN)
Publicity Karla Abernethy-Thetford       SCJ (Lubbuck, TX)
Nominating Committee Jurisdictional Representatives        
  Millie Meese       SEJ (Alcoa, TN)
  Kathryn Witte       SCJ (Lincoln, NE)
  Suzy Keenan       NEJ (Valley Forge, PA)
  Mark Doyal       NCJ (Grand Rapids, MI)
  Greg Nelson       WJ (Portland, OR)