Committee on Native American Ministry

The Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) of the United Methodist Church actively works to initiate relationships with Native American communities in Minnesota. Our goal is the realization that our unity in Jesus Christ provides opportunities for all to become aware of the rich heritage of Native American history and spirituality through varied experiential learning opportunities. CONAM meets both virtually and in person quarterly and membership includes laity and clergy.


  • Seeks ways to be in relationship with Minnesota Native American communities.
  • Supports Native American Leadership within the Minnesota Annual Conference, both laity and clergy.
  • Provides a digital Native American worship service for Native American Sunday.
  • Works to rethink mission and mitigate harms caused by settler colonialism, white supremacy, erasure and exclusion.
  • Provides learning and emersion opportunities for Minnesota United Methodists.
  • Continues to work with conference leaders and congregations on the journey toward repentance. 

Find agendas, minutes, and elected team members for CONAM.

CONAM Chair:

Dawn Houser / 218-640-5175

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058