Global mission is no longer the domain of professional missionaries, but has become the work of everyone in the church. We go on mission trips to build schools, clinics, and churches, participate in medical missions, raise funds to support our international partners, and sell fair trade coffee, chocolate, and olive oil in our churches to be in solidarity and provide a living wage to laborers in those industries.

Global Mission Advocates oriented, learned, planned and networked at first triennial GMA conference at Camp Allen in Texas. Emily Keniston was on the planning committee and served as co-chaplain for this event.


Whether you’re selling coffee at church, praying for displaced people throughout the world, trying to maintain a relationship with a church in Haiti or elsewhere abroad, wondering how you might help people in places like the Ukraine, or just curious about global mission, you’re invited to contact Director of Faith Formation Emily Keniston, who is Maine’s Global Mission Advocate (GMA).

GMAs were created by a General Convention Resolution and are appointed by bishops, 1 or 2 per diocese. We are charged with increasing understanding of our Christian call to love and care for our neighbors across the globe, and to integrate the mission paradigm of “doing with, not doing for.”

Emily is also finishing up a term of service on The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on World Mission at this 2024 General Convention. She attended the first Global Mission Advocates (GMA) Conference at Camp Allen in April which you can read more about here on the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) website.

Emily is happy to answer any questions or talk to you about your ideas about world mission!