We seek to reform our denomination’s institutional approach to social and political issues to be more restrained, nuanced, non-partisan, and thoughtfully grounded in biblical and historic Christian teachings, in the spirit of the “On Humility, Politics, and Christian Unity” resolution. This statement of principles was written by UM Action’s current director, John Lomperis, and overwhelmingly adopted by the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church.
UM Action is accountable to its Steering Committee and Advisory Board, both of which are entirely composed of faithful clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church. For 2019-2021, this UM Action leadership consists of:
Sara Anderson, Jane and William Bonner, Dixie Brewster, Mary Byerman, Dr. Janice Crouse, Rev. Dan Fuller, Rev. Dr. Philip Hardt, Dr. Richard Hoffman, Joe Kilpatrick, J. Robert Ladd, Rev. Ethan Larson, Ann LaSalle, Charles Miller, Rev. Martin Nicholas, Jim Ottjes, William Smallwood, Rev. Paul Stallsworth, Helen Rhea Stumbo, Dr. John Stumbo.
Karl Baumgardner, esq., Rev. Bill Bouknight, Rev. Riley Case, Rev. Dr. Ken Collins, Betsy and Gerald Kersey, Rev. Bob Land, Rev. Bob Parrott, Rev. Dr. Edmund Robb, T. Terrell Sessums, Faye Short, Rev. Donald Wildmon.