To share Jesus' love by equipping and advocating access through effective communication and leadership among the diverse deaf community.
About the Committee
In 1992, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church established the National Committee on Deaf Ministries as a mission initiative (renewed at each General Conference.)
As its mission expanded to include all people with hearing loss, the committee broadened its name to reflect the diversity of the population it represents.
It is now known as the United Methodist Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries or DHM.
Ten members make up the Committee as follows: two people who are Deaf, two late-deafened, two hard of hearing, one DeafBlind person, as well as one deaf institutional ministry professional, and two clergy with experience in ministry with people who are Deaf, late-deafened, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind.
The Committee strives to be inclusive with regard to gender, ethnicity, jurisdiction, and different sign language and hearing abilities.
Read our General Conference authorization here.