Several weeks ago, along with Pastor Steve and other church leaders, I attended a Leadership Day. One of the sessions I attended was led by Pastor Ryan Grace of Maize UMC in Columbus. His education background was in film production prior to hearing his call. He mentioned that he had just completed a documentary on Native American reservations. Afterward I told him our J Walkers are going to Pine Ridge reservation in June on a mission trip. He shared that he had been on mission trips to Pine Ridge, and that he and his wife actually went there and did interviews for this documentary. I immediately thought that it would be great to have a preview of where our J Walkers are going, and invited him to our church.
This is an expensive trip for the J Walkers, so this will be a fundraiser dinner for $15 per person. Tim Wilson and crew will be preparing a lasagna dinner.
I hope you will join us to learn about the United Methodist Church's role in Native American life, and in particular, Pine Ridge, before we send our young people there in June.
Call me at 740-852-0462 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a reservation! You can also reserve a space on our website at