Mission of Peace

Northeastern Jurisdiction Contacts
NEJ MOP Coordinators
Heather Stierheim & Ted Anderson
  5681 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-4800 
New England applications
should be sent to
Erica Robinson-Johnson
New England Conference
411 Merrimack St.
Methuen, MA 01844

Photo by Paulo Marcelo Martins from Pexels

The Mission of Peace (MOP) is a yearly journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Council on Youth Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

Each year, every Annual Conference in the jurisdiction may select up to four high school youth to share in this experience.

Youth have visited China, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nicaragua, Guyana and Cuba as well as Russia and Eastern Europe.

It is primarily a people-to-people experience in which we learn from our hosts how they live as disciples of Jesus Christ in their country. It is a journey of discovering God’s Shalom.

Each youth who journeys on the Mission of Peace must raise the money to support his/her MOP and is expected to share their experience at least five times upon returning.

Read more about MOP's history and mission

2021 Mission of Peace to China

The approximate dates for the 2021 MOP to China are Dec. 27, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021.  The estimated cost is $5,000 per person. 

2021 MOP Application form

Applications are due March 1, 2020, and should be emailed to
Rev. Erica Robinson-Johnson, DCM/Assistant to the Bishop, at erica@neumc.org
Sarah Ames and Camryn Davies went on the 2016 Mission of Peace to China - read about their experiences: