Native American Ministries of the TN Conference United Methodist Church was created in the late 1980s with a particular focus on urban ministries. Over 60% of Native Americans live away from reservations. After WWII, natives were bussed off reservations into large cities, adding to the trauma of losing more cultural and traditional identity, thus “urban ministry.” Within the TN Conference, we have large rural areas, so our focus extends beyond urban areas.
The TN Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) has been committed and active in working with the Native American Community, the local church and the community at large.
Mary T Newman is the Committee Coordinator for CONAM: NativeAmericanTN@gmail.com.
The current co-chairs are Pat Bryan: firstname.lastname@example.org and Debbie Fitzhugh: email@example.com