Former PCFUM associate pastor, Joe Riddle, and his spouse, Ashley Riddle, serve as missionaries in Lusaka, Zambia, through the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Joe is a church planter, and Ashley serves as Volunteers in Mission coordinator and Christian education trainer. Our church supports their work through our missions committee and with our tithes and offerings. For more exciting details and photos of their adventures with their children Felix and Lena Ruth, check out their newsletter: Keeping_Up_With_the_Riddles_-_December_2023.pdf
Rhett Thompson is currently assigned by the Methodist Board of Global Ministries as pastor to the Evangelical Methodist Church in Panama. Rhett also serves a low income neighborhood through a day care program. He is the National Coordinator of Volunteers in mission programs in Panama. Some of the projects in Panama include construction and medical services. In addition, Rhett participates in a camping ministry which emphasizes making disciples of Christ through small groups. Rhett has helped develop a rural health project which serves the Njobe Indians, who are the poorest of the poor in Panama. Rhett grew up in Alabama and was active in Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham before accepting the call to become a missionary.