Rev. Lonna Lynn Higgs recognized by UM Endorsing Agency


The Rev. Lonna Lynn Higgs has been endorsed by The United Methodist Endorsing Agency of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for service as a Children’s Home Chaplain and Life Coach. This is recognition that she has met the requirements and completed the process to serve effectively in these two extension ministries.

Endorsement is the process to ensure that chaplains and pastoral counselors are qualified and prepared to appropriately represent the denomination in their ministry setting.  

This dual endorsement recognizes Lonna Lynn’s work with the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) of Alabama and Northwest Florida.   In her role as chaplain she is using life coaching in the design and implementation of a spiritual care program to meet the needs of UMCH as a community-based ministry.   Rev. Higgs is one of sixteen persons in The United Methodist Church endorsed as a life coach.

The United Methodist Endorsing Agency (UMEA) has responsibility for recruitment, endorsement, and support of clergy in extension ministries beyond the local church, including chaplains in hospitals, prisons, military service, and pastoral counselors. UMEA endorses approximately 170 chaplains and pastoral counselors each year in more than sixteen different civilian settings and in all areas of the military.

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