Volunteer & Leadership Resources


Everyone is welcome to these gatherings -- held in January (as the Leadership Connection on the last Saturday of the month), and April & October on the 4th Monday evening of the month -- of staff, lay leaders and all other interested members of the congregation for the purpose of worship, fellowship, and sharing information about what's going on in and through the ministries of MUMC.

Matthews UMC offers an annual leadership event to launch each new year and set our path. The 2023 Leadership Connection was held on Saturday, January 28. View a recording of the event here. Please link to the information packet, the Engage with Realm Connect App resource guide, and Leadership Hacks, Welcome & Hospitality and Small Group screens. Read ALL Realm Connect App Questions & Answers from the event, which highlights even more ways we connect. Mark your calendars for the 2024 Leadership Connection which will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024.


Lay leaders from various ministries across the church meet monthly with paid leadership to provide direction on initiatives that impact the church.

Administrative Council Meeting Minutes:

All volunteers working with children, youth, and adults with special needs through any ministry of MUMC must read our Risk Management Policy and have a background check run by the Church. Please ask your ministry leader to have a background check run and processed. You will receive an email from Verified First to complete the form electronically. Background checks are good for three years.


This amazing group of women and men are hard at work guiding our congregation to make the love of God real to our community … to the world. We are so fortunate to have this resourceful and deeply devoted group of outstanding lay leaders. Please pray for: Lee Goldstein - Servant Lay Leader, Suzanne Pugh -Servant Leader for the Administrative Council, Greg Klein - Servant Leader of the Finance Committee, John Millen - Servant Leader of the Board of Trustees, Beth Merchant - Servant Leader of the Global Impact Committee, Dale Webster - Servant Leader for Staff Parish Relations Committee.