Jo Anne Lyon
Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the General Superintendent of our denomination, serving to guide the vision, key message, and missional priorities of The Wesleyan Church, which is transforming lives, churches, and communities with the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, which is all about transforming lives, churches, and communities with the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ. Dr. Lyon serves on the board of directors at many organizations she believes in representing The Wesleyan Church including the National Association of Evangelicals Executive Committee, Christian Community Development Association, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Asbury Theological Seminary Board, Council on Faith of the World Economic Forum, and serves as an Ex – Officio member for all Wesleyan Institutions of Higher Education.
Dr. Lyon holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, further graduate studies in Historical Theology and has been granted five honorary doctorates. She has written several articles and publications, including the book Ultimate Blessing and has served over 30 years in Pastoral Ministry. She has been Adjunct Professor of Church and Society at both Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary of higher education. Known by many as the founder and CEO of World Hope International, Alexandria, VA, she led that organization to great influences as a faith based relief and development organization alleviating suffering and injustice in 30 countries.
Dr. Lyon and her husband, Rev. Wayne Lyon, live in the Indianapolis area. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.