Pathway Out of Poverty Webinars

Learn to deepen and grow your partnership with your local school, so that together we can raise student reading levels in Missouri.


August 4, 
10 a.m.


Discussion with Jake McGlothin, author of The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships

Jake McGlothin is the Director of Serve Ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. At Floris, he is responsible for all community service programs and mission work, including the church’s work with Hutchison Elementary School. 


October 18,
11 a.m. 

Discussion with Rev. José Nieves, Pastor at First UMC in Kissimee, Florida
Rev. José Nieves has been working in school partnerships for over 12 years. He currently serves in the Florida Conference’s Our Kids Initiative, seeking to connect every church in the conference with a local school. Rev. José Nieves is the Senior Pastor at First UMC of Kissimmee, Florida.

November 13,
11 a.m.


Discussion with Dr. Evelyn Hill, Former President of Kansas City, Kansas School Board

Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hill served on the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education from 2009 to 2017. She values education and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education. Rev. Dr. Hill has served in many volunteer positions over the years, including the Mayor’s Diversity Council and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and the Mayor’s Clergy Roundtable.