Disaster Response News & Needs

The Great Plains Conference needs churches that are willing to host one of the training sessions offered by Disaster Response Ministry. Spaces is needed for no more than 21 people, tables and chairs.

We are recruiting individuals with a heart of compassion to make sure our conference is prepared in the very best way it can be for any disaster that comes before us. We are in need of individuals who feel called to serve as:

  • Local Church Disaster Response Coordinators
  • District Disaster Response Coordinators
  • Regional Disaster Response Coordinators

We also need to identify individuals who feel called to be trained in:

  • Basic Response
  • Early Response Training
  • Spiritual & Emotional Care
  • Case Management
  • Connecting Neighbors (local church preparation)

If you feel called to serve as a volunteer for the Great Plains United Methodist Conference in one of the areas mentioned above, contact the Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator, at htapley@greatplainsumc.org.

Donated items for the Great Plains are currently not being received.

Download guidelines for preparing for a disaster

If you would like more information, or if your congregation is interested in disaster response training opportunities, contact the Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator, at 785-272-9111 or htapley@greatplainsumc.org. You can also explore our Disaster Response Toolbox.