Honorary Membership Recognition
Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society
The Rev. Dennis Cecil Lamm
The recipient of an Honorary Membership in the Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society is The Rev. Dennis C. Lamm of the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Cecil Lamm was born in Wilson, NC to Cecil Willard and Lillie Eva Thorne Lamm on August 17, 1942. Dennis married Jennifer Noble on July 18, 1965 in Lenoir, NC. Dennis and Jennifer have two daughters, Danae Lamm Alig and Natalie Denise Lamm.
Dennis is a second career clergyman. He has served the following appointments: Stokes UMC in 1996; Vanceboro Circuit in 1999; Rainbow UMC in 2003, associate of Campground UMC in 2007. He was ordained an Elder in 2006 and retired in 2012. In retirement, Dennis served Hoke Charge 2012-2014 and Trinity UMC (Fayetteville) 2016-2018.
Dennis joined the North Carolina Commission on Archives and History in 2008 and served as the Chairperson and Secretary. He has also served on the General Commission on Archives and History. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the SEJ Historical Society in July 2015.
Dennis kept the NC Conference abreast of the activities and happenings of NCC Commission on Archives and History. He addressed the “unpacking” of Archives and History materials during the move of the Methodist Building from Raleigh to Garner in 2011. He shared the scanning of Conference District records amidst the reorganization of the Conference District in 2012. The massive scanning of Conference District records took a few years to complete.
Dennis advocated for a ministerial biographical database program to move from a paper file to an electronic file. Douglas Ward developed the program to aid people and churches researching their pastors. Dennis has worked closely with churches in the North Carolina Conference who have closed or want to have their church records and historical items scanned.
Dennis was a huge organizer and contributor to the success of the SEJ Historical Society meeting in July 2016 held in New Bern, NC. The focus of the SEJ Annual Meeting centered on the early days of Methodism in colonial North Carolina.
It was an honor and a privilege to present Rev. Dennis Lamm as an Honorary Member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society at the SEJ Historical Society Annual Meeting held at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simmons Island on Thursday, July 28, 2022.