Rural Chaplains around the World
PARTNERSHIPS FOR MINISTRY WITH RURAL RUSSIAN PASTORS AND COMMUNITIES Soon after the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Rural Chaplains were invited by The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries to be part of its exploratory efforts to develop strategies/partnerships for planting congregations and to assist communities in responding to existing needs.
RCA continues to relate to rural Russian pastors and their ministries and communities. Those wanting to support or develop a Russian pastoral/community partnership should contact Dr. Judy Matheny (see home page of this site).
Three of our Focus Events have been international – the first to Guatemala, the second to Mexico and the most recent to Brockville, Canada. We met with leaders of communities in rural areas, toured mission sites and made connections that continue year after year.