The Hmong United Methodists met at Wausau: Wesley UMC in October for their annual national gathering and convocation. Pastors and laity came from California, North Carolina, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our state houses the third largest Hmong Americans in the country and most Hmong United Methodist Churches and pastors are here in Wisconsin. Our Hmong pastors and laity in Wisconsin represented the majority in attendance.

The National Hmong Caucus of the United Methodist Church has an executive board who organized and presided over the annual gathering business and convocation. Hmong is one of the twelve sub-caucuses under the national Asian Caucus known as National Federation of Asian American United Methodists, one of the four representing ethnic caucuses of our United Methodist Church. The purpose of the Hmong caucus is to “empower Hmong United Methodist churches in the United States and around the world to be in mission and Christ-centered Christians…”

With that purpose in mind, the theme for this year’s Convocation was “Time to Move” in which the caucus hopes to set the tone for congregational revitalization and engagement in mission to start more Hmong churches. Last year, the caucus adopted Vision 2020 to start 12 new faith communities with the Hmong diaspora in the United States. Under the leadership of Rev. Tsuchue Vang, a proposal that calls for a missionary service to the Hmong in the United States was submitted to the General Board of Global Ministry. The Reverend Dr. Christian T. Van, who also came to the gathering, had verbally supported the proposal. Rev. Dr. Christian is the Executive Secretary of Asian American Language Ministry at the General Board of Global Ministry.

For more information, contact Rev. Tsuker Yang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.