Conference Committee

Welcome, Affirming, Reconciling Ministries (WARM)

Ministries of Faith in Action

The Mission of RMN:

Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.

The language of RMN’s mission comes from the United Methodist baptismal vow, and that’s our charge. Simply put, we work to advance justice and inclusion for all LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church and beyond.

To journey with a child, friend, or parent who “comes out” (shares with you that he/she/they are LGBTQIW+) can be a confusing one. Below are just a few resources to help you along that journey.  While this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee there won’t be difficulties along the way, we hope they will help.

News & Events

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Rooted & Rising

Rooted & Rising

By Rev. Sandy Johnson, pastor at Santa Cruz Valley UMC I haven’t always been a part of the Reconciling movement. I used to believe that if the bible says it, then it’s truth. I got hung up on Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an...


Rev. Michael Patzloff

Rev. Michael Patzloff


Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

Director of Outreach & Justice

Call the Desert Southwest Conference

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WARM Archives

Team Members

Quest Hunter

Sandy Johnson


Mary Klaehn

Dior Desormeau


Joel Bullock

Kim Scott



LGBTQ+ Glossary of Terms

Click here to learn more about gender identities and their meanings.

LGBT Terminology 101

Click here to learn more about LBTQ+ terminology and sexual orientations.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ members and anyone seeking help for mental illness.

How Does a Church Become Reconciling?

 RMN lays this out in an eight (8) step process. The time and energy to become a reconciling church vary. To see this process in-depth, RMN has a section of their webpage specifically for this process.