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  • Martha Davis receives first Susanna Wesley Award

    March 5th, 2014

    Gil Hanke congratulates Martha Davis, operations manager of the General Commission on UM Men and the first woman to be receive the Susanna Wesley Award NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Questions about who would be the first recipient of the newly created Susanna Wesley Award were answered when the National Association of Conference Presidents presented … read more

  • UM Men increase number of chartered groups

    February 21st, 2014

    Presidents of annual conferences that increased the number of chartered organizations are honored during the February 27-March 2 meeting of the National Association of Conference Presidents NASHVILLE, Tenn.––There are now 3,745 charted organizations of UM Men, a jump of 149 units, according to the General Commission on UM Men. With 313 chartered… read more

  • In Memoriam ––Edward Russell Clark

    February 18th, 2014

    MCMINNVILLE, Oregon––Edward Russell Clark, 74, former president of the Western Jurisdiction of United Methodist Men, died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2014, at his home after a formidable battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Ed was the fourth of nine children born to Archie and Genevieve (DeGroot) Clark.  The family moved to Los Angeles, … read more

  • UM Men create the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence

    December 6th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The General Commission on UM Men has created an award for women who emulate Susanna Wesley. Few women suffered as many hardships as Susanna Wesley, and even fewer women have contributed as much to the faith community. Marrying 26-year-old Samuel Wesley at age 19, Susanna became the mother of 19 children, nine of whom… read more