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Committee on Native American Ministries

In October 2005 a significant event occurred in the Florida Conference as the first conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) was formed.  

This recent effort in Native American ministry was built upon the foundation laid by the Native American task force, chaired by the Rev. Eric Young during its tenure (1997-2000). Serving as the new CONAM founding chairman and member of the former task force, the Rev. Jeff Ramsland recruited several people, both Native American and Anglo, from across the conference to help form this unique Native American ministry group.  

The First Annual Native American Gathering was organized by CONAM and held in March of 2006 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, near Leesburg, with about 50 people attending. At each annual gathering our attendence has increased with many repeat attendees each year. We are now preparing for our "Ninth" annual gathering on "April 11-13, 2014".  Click here to download or print registration form. 

CONAM is formulating its vision and direction, while already addressing several Native American issues and concerns. CONAM also lifts up to the conference the importance of each church observing Native American Ministries Sunday, which, while being observed by most churches in April, can be celebrated at any time during the year.

Native American author says ‘be yourself’ e-review story -July 15, 2010

News article about CONAM

For more information about CONAM's work in the conference or future events, accessing CONAM's speakers bureau relative to your church's celebration of Native American Ministries Sunday or any other other event, Native American issues, or any other questions, contact:


Vickie Swartz, Chairperson
3949 Omega Lane
Sarasota, FL  34235