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
Director of Connectional Ministries
New England Conference
411 Merrimack St.
Suite 200
Methuen, MA 01844

Mission of Peace update — April 2021

The following is an April 29, 2021 message from Mission of Peace (MOP) Co-Coordinators Ted Anderson & Heather Stierheim:

"Through prayer-filled discernment, we have decided to postpone this year’s NEJCYM Mission of Peace trip. Continued travel restrictions and the world-wide low distribution and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine will prevent us from international travel again this year.  

We are hopeful that an alternative trip may be offered in Summer 2022 for domestic travel.  We will know more about location and if travel is possible by Fall 2021.

Please continue to pray for the countries and people we have encountered through the years."

About the Mission of Peace

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

Hear from past participants

Sarah Ames and Camryn Davies went on the 2016 Mission of Peace to China - read about their experiences: