ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE
Strahan, Malvern, and Wesley Chapel churches are part of the connected system of a major worldwide denomination: The United Methodist Church. Our three churches are served by the same pastor, Joni Hickey, and form a Charge.
All the United Methodist charges in this area of the state belong to the Aldersgate District. The District Superintendent is Rev. Melissa Drake. More information about the district can be found here.
There are 5 districts in the state of Iowa. The Bishop of The Iowa Conference is Laurie Haller. More information about the Iowa Conference can be found here.
States belong to jurisdictions. Iowa is part of the North Central Jurisdiction along with 10 other conferences. More information about the North Central Jurisdiction can be found here.
Jurisdictions from around the world belong to the whole United Methodist Church. The UMC website is an excellent site to become familiar with the faith and beliefs of the United Methodist Church.