UM Action works to defend biblical faithfulness and a disciple-making focus in the United Methodist Church, as sought by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, and challenge those who would divert our church from the holy mission to which God has called us.
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 2015-2018, 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, Ann LaSalle, Charles Miller, Rev. Martin Nicholas, Jim Ottjes, William Smallwood, Helen Rhea Stumbo, and Dr. John Stumbo.
Karl Baumgardner, esq., Rev. Karen Booth, Rev. Bill Bouknight, Rev. Riley Case, Rev. Dr. Ken Collins, Rev. Walter Fenton, Betsy and Gerald Kersey, Rev. Bob Land, Rev. Dr. Tom Oden, Rev. Bob Parrott, Rev. Dr. Edmund Robb, T. Terrell Sessums, Faye Short, Rev. Dr. Glen Spann, and Rev. Donald Wildmon.