Lorna Jost, coordinator of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission program for the North Central Jurisdiction, recently announced to Bishop Mike Coyner that the two Indiana Conferences surpassed any other in UMVIM teams and volunteers for the year 2007. North Indiana came out on top with South Indiana a close second.

Jost complimented the Indiana Area saying, "Thank you all for your leadership and tireless work through this United Methodist mission program."

The North Indiana Conference provided 2,980 volunteers (or 24 percent) from a total of 12,402 volunteers for the North Central Jurisdiction of the UMC.

The South Indiana Conference provided 2,234 volunteers (or 18 percent) from a total of 12,402 volunteers for the North Central Jurisdiction of the UMC.

North Indiana provided more than $1.4 million in contributions and more than $2 million in value of work. South Indiana provided more than $1.1 million in contributions and more than $1.3 million in value of work. A total of $8.9 in contributions and $9.3 million in value of work was given by conferences of the North Central Jurisdiction.