Do you know MUMM’s mission?

Mobile United Methodist Missionaries (MUMM) is a ministry of the Iowa Conference serving the Southeast, Southwest and South Central Districts of the United Methodist Church, making disciples in rural Iowa.

MUMM does this by:

  • Leading VBS in community buildings, city halls, trailer parks and struggling rural UM churches.
  • Launching after-school programs in rural communities/churches.
  • Recruiting volunteers from local communities to help with programming.
  • Sending at-risk kids to JOY (Jesus, Others & You) Camp on scholarships.
  • Serving needs in communities year round and especially during the holiday season to share God’s love with all God’s people.
  • Connecting work projects with volunteer teams ready to help.

Join us.

Contact us today to learn how MUMM can serve you and help you serve.

Name Role Phone
Cherie Miner MUMMs Director


Allison Engel Bartholmey Senior Summer Assistant


Bonnie Davies

Summer Assistant


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Help us serve others with a contribution

Give to Iowa Advance Special #311 at the Iowa Annual Conference. 

Or, donate supplies. With three of us on the road this summer, we’ve depleted our stock of construction paper, glue sticks, washable and permanent markers. We could also use more kids’ scissors. Just let Cherie know you have supplies, and she’ll arrange to pick them up. It will give us a chance to share about our work and say “thank you”—because your apportionments, district askings and generous donations make it possible for us to do this work. 

Connect with MUMM

If you’re interested in hosting a VBS, after-school or other youth program in your community, but need help getting started, contact Cherie at or Allison at  

Additionally, contact Cherie if you’d like support for after-school and Sunday school programs, including for ideas and materials to help with the Conference’s Change a Child’s Story initiative. She’s also happy to share stories about MUMM’s work.