Communicator fills toolbox with resources



Royya James of United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn., made the journey to this year’s Annual Conference.

When she spoke briefly to delegates, as part of Oklahoma’s Department of Communications report, she encouraged every local church to learn about the valuable and varied communications help — including grants and free materials — available from UMCom to enhance the work of making disciples in every place.

James said among the newest products offered by the general church media ministry are videos from the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. UMCom also offers web ministry courses, advice on social media, and both online and face-to-face workshops. Go to

Among the items in her booth were T-shirts with the message "Church Can Happen Anywhere."

James, who has been with UMCom for 11 years, can be reached by e-mail at

Apportionment funds sustain this agency. James’ role is to build relations with annual conference communicators and to offer updated resources. Her title is conference relations coordinator.


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Royya James, conference relations coordinator for United Methodist Communications in Memphis, visited Annual Conference.
Photo by Chris Schutz