JTRJ Announces Inaugural “Promise for Ministry Leadership” Cohort


NTC and the Texas Methodist Foundation partner to enhance the skills of younger ethnic clergy

The work of the Journey Toward Racial Justice continues to bear fruit through a new partnership between the North Texas Conference and the Texas Methodist Foundation, the “Promise for Ministry Leadership Scholars.”

This group is specifically designed to enhance the skills of our younger ethnic clergy through a series of classes/experiences curated by TMF and taught by some of their leading teachers and experts. The vision is for this to become an annual experience.

Our inaugural class of scholars:

  • Rev. Montreal Martin, Wheatland UMC
  • Rev. Rosedanny Ortiz, Casa Linda UMC
  • Rev. Carlos Ramirez, Agape Memorial UMC
  • Rev. David Rangel, Custer Road UMC
  • Rev. Martha Valencia, Elmwood El Buen Samaritano UMC
  • Rev. Silvia Wang, First UMC Archer City

We appreciate the hospitality and creativity of Rev. Carol Montgomery, TMF’s Director of Area Staff. She has been a pivotal partner in the creation of this program and will oversee the launch of this program. We ask for your prayers for our first class of PML Scholars as they begin work in August.

Published: Monday, March 22, 2021