The people of The United Methodist Church (UMC) are a worldwide connection of more than 12 million members in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. The UMC was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and Charles Wesley. Distinctive characteristics of The United Methodist Church are: Global, Connectional, Inclusive, Grounded in Scripture, Wesleyan, Concerned for Social Justice, Mission-oriented, and Ecumenical. Our motto is: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Visit UMC.org for more information about The United Methodist Church.
The Michigan Conference of UMC comprises nearly 850 churches across Michigan and represents over 130,000 members and more than 650 clergy members. The Michigan Conference has three main ministry center offices, nine district offices and professional staff that coordinates and conducts ministry and the business of the conference. Michigan clergy and laypersons also serve on conference boards, commissions and committees to achieve our vision. Visit the Michigan Conference website to find interesting news articles and stories.
Of the nine district offices in the Michigan Conference, PUMC is located in the Mid-Michigan District. The Mid-Michigan District encompasses 86 churches and 16 multi-point charges. Dr. Jerry DeVine is our District Superintendent, and his Executive Administrator is Sarah Gillette. Our District Lay Leader is Nona Spackman. For more information about our district click here.