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TMF Area Representatives connect clergy and laity with resources to serve them in achieving their God-appointed mission. With the support of area representatives, church leaders learn to guide their congregations in discerning and fulfilling God’s unique call in their context.

How can an Area Representative work with my church?

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As a partner in ministry, Area Representatives engage church leaders in conversations of depth and courage. Your Area Representative is committed to facilitating self-directed learning while encouraging and equipping your congregation as you create cultures of purpose and generosity.

Discover what it means to create a Culture of Purpose and Generosity through courageous conversation.

Courage Conversations Purpose Conversations Generosity Conversations

Discover the difference these conversations have made...

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Rev. Melvin Amerson

The Rev. Melvin Amerson is a member of the Texas Annual Conference and serves as a Resource Specialist and Area Representative at TMF. His experience and passion lie in encouraging and developing generous, faithful leaders and congregations.

Amerson is the author of Celebrating the Offering, Fruit for Celebrating the Offering, and Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm, as well as several articles covering topics from generosity, leadership, and visioning. He served as a board member of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center until it was dissolved in 2021 and is currently serving on the Texas Annual Conference Church Leadership Team. He is a nationally recognized generosity consultant known for his engaging presentations. Beyond strengthening congregational leaders, one of his favorite ways to use his skills is to empower Wesley Foundation staff to effectively fund their college ministries.

Melvin obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, an M.Div degree concentrating in Christian education from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, an Executive Leadership certificate from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University. Recently, he completed a fundraising certificate with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.