Rev. Nora Martinez, associate director of new church development for the North Georgia Conference, has been named as the assistant general secretary for congregational development and racial ethnic ministries with the General Board of Global Ministries. She will begin this new position February 1, 2011.
Martinez’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative and programmatic leadership within the Mission and Evangelism Program Area of the agency. She will administer all phases of the Congregational Development and Racial Ethnic Programs, act as the director of the Special Program on Abuse and Related Violence, and coordinate relationships with racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
“I’m very excited about this new appointment. It will be an honor to do ministry in this branch of our denomination. Evangelism is an important part of our Church, and it is exciting to be able to do this on a global level,” stated Martinez.
Between the months of February and June, Martinez will remain in Georgia. On a limited basis, she will be available while the North Georgia Conference searches for her replacement in the Office of New Church Development. She will relocate to New York in June after the 2011 North Georgia Annual Conference Session.
“For 10 years I have had the honor of working with many churches and individuals. Their dedication to God and the Church, and the many sacrifices they have made in order to serve, has been a blessing to see. I am taking everything I have learned in this journey, as well as the passion to continue sharing the gospel of hope," Martinez added.
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of the United Methodist Church. Through its offices at the InterChurch Center in Upper Manhattan, Global Ministries supports mission, evangelism, social justice and humanitarian relief efforts around the world.
Nora Martinez can be reached via email at email@example.com.