The Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem is staffed by Rev. Kristen L. Brown from the United Methodist Church and Rev. John Howard from the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Kristen Brown is a member of the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served with the General Board of Global Ministries since 2011.

  • Graduate of Oklahoma City University with BA in French, minors in Chinese and German
  • Master of Divinity from Duke University
  • Ordained Elder in the Oklahoma Conference where she served in several churches in Oklahoma and one campus ministry position.
  • She has participated and lead numerous mission teams in the USA and internationally.
  • She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family members.  Sewing, baking, knitting, and photography.
  • She has traveled, studied, and lived in North America, Central America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East


Methodist Liaison OfficeJohn Howard was appointed as a Mission Partner serving in Israel Palestine, during the summer of 2016. He was formally Chair of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District for eleven years. He had previously served in circuit at Leeds, Smethwich, Handsworth and Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • His first degree was in engineering before entering theological training at Wesley House.
  • John is a keen Skier and a Scottish Munroeist.
  • He is married to Mary with three children and three grand children.
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