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About United Methodist News Service


United Methodist News Service is the official news agency of The United Methodist Church. It operates with editorial autonomy under the denomination’s Book of Discipline. It is a unit of United Methodist Communications.

UMNS is staffed by a team of veteran journalists:

  • Linda Bloom, news reporter and assignment coordinator, New York, (646) 369-3759 or
  • Kathy L. Gilbert, news reporter, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5471 or
  • Heather Hahn, news reporter, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5475 or

The position of news editor is currently unfilled.

Additional contact information for tips, questions and comments: or (615) 742-5470