True Vine Ministry


"I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing."

—John 15:5

 True Vine Ministry
Clergy Spouses
Connect •  Learn  •  Grow

Who are we?

True Vine Ministry
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  1. a group of people whose spouse is an active or retired clergy person within the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
  2. a connection with people just like you who would like to learn and grow in Christ
  3. a place where you are free to share your thoughts
  4. a network of people connected through experience who will listen
  5. a support group of friends you can trust

Why do we care?

Because we are you! We know exactly how you feel. Maybe you are new to this role or even retired from it or one that's been in the trenches for a while. We get it. That's why this is for you! We want to get to know you and support you. 

Clergy Spouses Fellowship Luncheonat the Iowa Annual Conference

We can't wait to meet you at Annual Conference! 

The Registration fee is $15. If this is a burden for you, contact Judy Poland—we want this to be available for everyone! 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and pay online or send a $15 check to Judy Poland: 6701 Three Lakes PKWY, Des Moines, IA 50320. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 30!

Come laugh with us, share your questions, aspirations or even your hesitations. Join us for our fellowship lunch at Annual Conference on Saturday, June 9. The lunch will be on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall beginning at noon in Room 108. Please register online today.

For lunch you can chose between smoked turkey wrap, a veggie wrap or a gluten free option along with chips, fruit, and cookie.

Need a place to pray?

Find yourself feeling frustrated or overwhelmed at Annual Conference? Take time to pray and talk to God about it. There is a prayer room located on the lower level, room 107 reserved just for this! Check it out and find some peace. Sponsored by the Board of Laity and True Vine Ministry.

Look for True Vine Ministry on Facebook and like us to keep up with our twice yearly events. Or send your email address to  to get email reminders (only a few per year.)