People of Faith: Sept. 2, 2016

Pam Snider

Pam Snider

Snider selected as Conference children’s ministry coordinator

Pam Snider has joined the Arkansas Conference staff in the part-time role of children’s ministry coordinator.

Snider has worked in children’s ministry for nearly two decades, and will retain her full-time position as director of children’s ministries for First UMC Little Rock while serving at the Conference level. Her previous experience has included serving as the children’s ministry coordinator for the Central Texas Conference of the UMC (Fort Worth area).

Her parents’ involvement in church from the time she was a small child, combined with the encouragement of others in her home congregation, helped nurture her calling to ministry with children before she was aware of it.

“The interests I had as a little girl transformed into a passion for children’s ministry through my college education in Early Childhood, work experiences and ongoing practice,” she said. “I love to dream big and ignite excitement in leaders and volunteers.”

Snider has led national workshops and served on numerous curriculum teams, and enjoys building relationships that help others succeed. She looks forward to facilitating fruitful connections for children’s leaders across the state. To contact her, send an email to

Cat Cain

Cat Cain

Cain joins Center for Administrative Services

Cat Cain has begun work on the Arkansas Conference staff as the administrative assistant for the Center for Administrative Services (CAS).

A Nashville, Tennessee native, Cain hold a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University, as well as a meeting and event planning certificate from Belmont University’s Center for Executive Education. Her previous work experience includes serving as an event coordinator and executive assistant, as well as assistant roles within two United Methodist general agencies: United Methodist Communications and the General Council on Finance and Administration.

In her role with the Arkansas Conference CAS, Cain serves as the registrar for various Conference events and as a meeting scheduler and host; assists the CAS staff in accounting and data entry; manages advertisement billing and subscriptions for the Arkansas United Methodist; and will organize vendor displays for Annual Conference. She may be reached at