Jo Anne Lyon

New title, same passion

New title, same passion

No matter what she’s involved with as ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, Jo Anne Lyon’s greatest joy is still seeing lives, churches and communities transformed because of the hope of Jesus.

Lyon to be Honored for Immigration Work

Lyon to be Honored for Immigration Work

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, ambassador and General Superintendent Emerita of The Wesleyan Church, is being honored at the National Immigration Forum and National Immigration Forum Action Fund in recognition of her service within the faith community as a champion for immigrants...
​Toilets and girls

​Toilets and girls

In observance of National Women’s Day, this post by Dr. Jo Anne Lyon suggests how a toilet can bring dignity and opportunities to women in some of the most poverty stricken areas in the world.

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Jo Anne Lyon examines why Christianity is thriving in Nepal, New Jersey pastor joins other professional chefs to feed homeless, OKWU president wins award, SWU yearbooks now online, and more.

The Dearly Deported

The Dearly Deported

As we Wesleyans often say, immigration is an issue, but immigrants are people. We must always remind ourselves that these situations impact real people—our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Jo Anne Lyon interviews Carrie Jo Cain, a registered nurse who serves in Sierra Leone. Find out why both Lyon and Kind believe 2016 is a pivotal year for the country in West Africa.

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

President Obama appoints Jo Anne Lyon to Advisory Council, Wesleyan football player passes away, Dr. Lyon examines the Church’s role in emergency response efforts, and more.

​Welcoming the Pope to America

​Welcoming the Pope to America

It was an honor to be an invited guest to welcome Pope Francis to our country. I’ve had some time to reflect on this experience…

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon explores evangelicalism in interview with “Christianity Today,” OKWU pulls affiliation with CCCU, a Nevada pastor addresses abortion, Hope Church feeds 3,000 in one day, and more.