Jim Winkler "is the General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), the international public policy and social justice agency of the 11-million member United Methodist Church. He heads up a wide-ranging ministry of global peace and justice with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Mr. Winkler speaks widely across the United Methodist Church and has led delegations to the Middle East, Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Germany seeking peaceful solutions to global conflict. He has preached and led workshops and training events in Russia, Nigeria, and the Philippines, and is a frequent spokesperson for the justice work of The United Methodist Church to the national and international media. He is a member of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches of the United States of America, a member of the steering committee of the Campaign for a National Health Plan, board member of the Faith and Politics Institute, and board member of the Churches for the Middle East Peace.“ 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.