Rev. Edward Paup began as the new top executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. He officially started his new position September after serving as a Global Ministries director for the past four years.
During the board's October annual meeting, Paup said, "we have the responsibility to work toward the kind of world where poverty can be eliminated."
Like other United Methodist agencies, the General Board of Global ministries will be guided by the denomination's four areas of ministry focus -- leadership development, church growth, global health and ministry with the poor -- over the next four years.