Lay Ministry Training Dates 

Certified Lay Ministry (CLM)

What Is a Certified Lay Minister?

A certified lay minister is a certified lay servant, certified lay missioner (or equivalent as defined by his or her central conference), who is called and equipped to conduct public worship, care for the congregation, assist in program leadership, develop new and existing faith communities, preach the Word, lead small groups, or establish community ministries as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergy person. A certified lay minister is assigned by a district superintendent in accordance with ¶419.2. (2016 Book of Discipline, ¶268.1

Full Definition 

CLM Group Consultation Meetings 

with CLM Consultant Rev. Dan Hoke and and Dir. Lay Ministries, Anna M. Rohde 

These meetings include a program covering educational ministry material, fellowship and question and answer period. All are welcome to attend. They are held on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

CLM Group Consultation Meeting Dates:


CLM Trainings:


Certified Lay Servant (CLS)

Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. This includes the interpretation of scriptures, doctrine, organization, and ministries of the church. Learn More

CLS Trainings:



Saturday, February 22, 2022  8:00am - 5:00pm

First UMC - Bryan

506 E. 28th St Bryan, TX 77803

COST: $30  Textbooks & lunch included

NO Registrations AFTER Jan 10, 2022

Registration Flyer


Saturday, February 5, 2022  8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday, March 5, 2022  8:30am - 5:30pm

Faith United Methodist Church

4600 Farm to Market 359, Richmond, TX 77406

COST: $20  Textbooks & lunch included

Online Registration  


District Lay Ministry Directors

North District
Rev. Ross Hyde

West District
Natalie Patterson

East District
Rev. David Goodwin

Southwest District
Rev. Ramona Riggs

Evelyn Jammer

Northwest District
Rev. Karen Jones

Central South District
Juanita Jackson

Lay Speaker:

Certified Lay Servant or person, with equivalent training as defined by his or her district or conference, who provides pulpit supply.  Learn More



Certified Lay Minister Application

Certified Lay Minster Annual Report

CLM Candidate Charge Conference Approval Report

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report



Anna M. Rohde, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
1101 Pine Tree Rd. 
Longview, Texas 75604  903-522-0490