The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church provides leadership and support for more than 950 churches and nearly 300,000 members throughout Western North Carolina. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Our goal is to increase the vitality of the Church by expanding our reach throughout the community. By engaging in outreach and witnessing to diverse populations through our ministries, we hope to increase attendance at church services, inspire people to connect with God, and share our love of Christ with a new generation of worshippers. Learn more about Remaining United Methodist in Western North Carolina.


We celebrate and value these foundational traits in Conference leadership and staff. 

Respect, cooperation and intentional honesty

  • Well regarded by colleagues, can interact easily with diverse groups
  • Treats others with respect
  • Pleasant, friendly, affable, cheerful
  • Polite, courteous, empathetic
  • Demonstrates appreciation; thanks others for their assistance
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates tact and diplomacy when addressing concerns and resolving conflicts with other staff, promoting understanding and cooperation
  • Approach to conflict resolution creates enhanced teamwork without hard feelings

Openness and flexibility

  • Seeks and considers ideas from others on issues that affect them
  • Maintains sensitivity to the feelings and efforts of others
  • Listens effectively to others’ ideas, problems and suggestions
  • Adapts communication methods to respond to different audiences
  • Involves others in problem solving
  • Works in an open manner, shares information with others to get the job done

Servant’s heart and mind
with care and integrity, accountability for work and actions

  • Employee jumps in and volunteers to assist others, even in areas where one may not expect them to routinely volunteer
  • Besides volunteering for the obvious needs, the employee senses other less obvious needs within the organization and provides additional assistance, creating improved morale and work production
  • Actions and speech reflect a commitment to the Conference and demonstrate concern for the larger community served by the Conference
  • Responds to change with a genuine desire to do what it takes to get the job done, regardless of the need to make adjustments.  Accepting the change and seeing that the change is perceived positively by others

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