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Join PSR at UMC LEAD online or in person in Asheville, NC.

PSR will be a breakfast sponsor and will have an exhibitor table in the main hall. Please come and say hello!


In 2011 the UMC LEAD Conference was founded in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference in response to leaders of young adult ministries in The United Methodist Church desire to be more effective leaders in ministry with young adults. The first LEAD Conference was held in early 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at University United Methodist Church. The conference was modeled around TED style talks about new and creative ways to engage in young adult ministry in the UMC. Since then the conference has been held annually in cities across the United States. The conference has maintained a similar format, however, speaker topics have expanded to a number of ministry areas to starting new churches, self care, creativity, leadership challenges, lay ministry, urban and rural ministries, and more.

LEAD creates space for Christian leaders to be vulnerable and courageous, connects them around their hopes for the future, and equips them to bring those hopes into reality. LEADers see a vision of the kin-dom of God and are willing to go through hell to get there. We support them on the journey.

We believe that LEADers are… Courageous, Collaborative, Vulnerable, Relational, and Hopeful.



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