RMN Honored by UMARC’s Recognition


RMN Honored by UMARC’s Recognition

RMN is deeply honored to have received the inaugural Bishop Karen Oliveto and Deaconess Robin Ridenour Award by UMARC (The United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy) for “forty years of grassroots advocacy and witness [that] helped create the foundation for a new transformed United Methodism.”

Upon accepting the award presented by Dr. Don Messer (UMARC Chairperson and Executive Director of the Center for Health & Hope), RMN Executive Director Jan Lawrence said: “We’re encouraged and committed to keep going until all of God’s children are right at home in our Church.”

The award was presented at UMARC’s service honoring Bishop Oliveto’s service and leadership. The service was held at St. Andrew UMC in Denver, CO.

We hope this award affirms the importance of Reconciling Ministries and Reconciling United Methodists in the ongoing creation story of our Church. RMN celebrates its 40 years of ministry, organizing, pastoral care, and leadership in the UMC. All the while, we acknowledge that the work continues as we seek the Church of our aspirations.

If you’d like to celebrate this honor with us, then we invite you to make a financial pledge to RMN‘s Onward campaign, on which Bishop Karen Oliveto serves as Honorary Co-Chair with Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth. Thank you for your consideration!

You can read UMARC’s press release about the award and event here.

You can watch the service here.