General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

About General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

GBHEM is the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church. The work of the Board is preparing global leaders for the church and the world. Every elder, deacon, and licensed local pastor has benefited from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults have found help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their life through our leadership and discernment programs, and through values-centered higher education and collegiate ministries at the 106 UM-related schools, colleges, and universities. United Methodist leaders — both lay and clergy — have benefited from GBHEM’s loans and scholarships programs.

Amos Nascimento Named GBHEM Associate General Secretary for Global Education and New Initiatives

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 17, 2016 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the promotion of Amos Nascimento, Ph.D., as associate general secretary for global education and new initiatives. Nascimento’s promotion is effective immediately. In his new role, Nascimento leads the global connectional strategy for education and ministry at GBHEM. Nascimento […]

Registration open for global United Methodist clergywomen gathering

United Methodist clergywomen from around the world will gather in Houston August 29-31 to celebrate 60 years of full clergy rights for women in the Methodist tradition, and 20 years of the full-clergy-membership diaconate for United Methodist deacons.

UM Higher Ed launches new site about God’s call

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has launched the website to encourage United Methodists around the world to share videos of how God has called them to make a difference. United Methodists are asked to record and submit a video that explains why they feel called to do the […]

Rev. Dr. Edward Roslof named to GBHEM staff

Nashville, Tenn. – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has selected Rev. Dr. Edward Roslof as associate general secretary for the Division of Higher Education. Dr. Roslof will join the agency January 1, 2016. As an executive officer, Dr. Roslof will oversee all functions of the Division of Higher Education and provide […]

Gerald Lord retires from GBHEM

The Rev. Dr. Gerald D. Lord will retire as associate general secretary in the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry effective July 1, 2015. At GBHEM, Lord championed reform in the denomination’s University Senate and created new partnerships for the agency with global Methodist education leaders in Japan, […]

GBHEM names new communication director

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced today the appointment of Ebony Lincoln as director in the Office of Communications, previously named the Office of Interpretation.

GBHEM announces Exemplary Teacher Award winners for 2013-2014

Seventy-seven professors and instructors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges, universities and theological schools have received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2013-2014 academic year.

United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network names new coordinator

Michael Armbrister is the new executive coordinator for the United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network, retiring coordinator the Rev. Dr. Bob Wilkins announced. Armbrister’s appointment is effective June 2. “Michael is an energetic communicator who is deeply motivated to use his leadership and skills to meet human needs in Appalachia through The United Methodist Church and other […]

Board approves four GBHEM-initiated proposals for young clergy

A Sunday focused on call and $600,000 to expand Project Transformation were among four proposals approved by the directors of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry during the March meeting in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The proposals are aimed at increasing the number of young clergy in The United Methodist Church.

New African University Vice-Chancellor elected

Dr. Munashe Furusa, a Zimbabwean and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills, was unanimously elected as the new vice chancellor of Africa University, Bishop David Yemba announced Wednesday. Yemba, chancellor of the United Methodist university in Old Mutare and episcopal leader of the Central Congo Area in […]