Volunteers in Mission Staff

Phil Bandy is Director of the CA-NV United Methodist Volunteers In Mission program and serves as staff liaison for Mission Partnerships to Angola, Fiji, Tonga, Cambodia and the Philippines. He also serves on the UMVIM Board and Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Team.

His passion is "creating opportunities that join the world's great needs with humanity's hunger to make a difference."
Phil promotes UMVIM through:
  • Recruiting and training VIM team leaders;
  • Giving presentations and sermons;
  • Consulting about UMVIM and other UMC mission opportunities;
  • Connecting church UMVIM teams with UM missionaries;
  • Developing new mission initiatives for Cal-Nevada UMVIM.


Shari Sandoval

Office/Project Coordinator
(916) 374-1528