The last five years has been one of change for the WesleyMen. In that time the organization wrote a new constitution and bylaws, announced a primary missional objective, and formally incorporated as a board directed non-profit organization. See the WesleyMen video report to World Methodist Council below.
At the 21st World Methodist Conference the World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men, which now goes by a shortened name, WesleyMen, began its fourth quinquennial with an election of new officers. The first-every-five-years business meeting that coincides with the conference saw the election of the fourth president of the WesleyMen, Reverend Steve Hickle, who is retired clergy in the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Hickle, a native of Iowa, USA, has served the United Methodist Church in the NC Annual Conference since 1975. He is former board member and chair of Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and has worked as Faith Outreach Director since 2012. As he steps away from Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), Steve will lead WesleyMen into a period of growth and development which he is uniquely qualified to do. Steve remains active in the North Carolina council of churches and with scouting ministries.
In accordance with the bylaws the World President, now Steve Hickle, named a treasurer, Andy Morris, and secretary, Tyler Peterson, to the board. The board elected two new members as well. The first was Dr. Jay Seung Yoo, who is a leader in Men’s ministry in Southeast Asia and holds multiple roles in the Korean Methodist Men and the Korean Methodist Church. Dr. Yoo is the founder and president of the Southeast Asia Commonality Research Foundation and is a well known and respected businessman, educator, and humanitarian. Dr. Yoo will be leading the WesleyMen effort to further organize in Asia and lay the foundation for the FastPrayGive to be deployed. Former World President, Larry Malone, was also elected to the board of directors as an immediate past president emeritus.
In the next five years, WesleyMen will continue to grow its board by adding leaders from other Member Churches and regions of the World Methodist Council. If you are interested serving please complete the interest form or you can also serve by joining the WesleyMen directed global Methodist movement to end world hunger, FastPrayGive.