On Nov. 20th, a retirement dinner was held at Mulberry St. UMC for Miriam Hagan. Miriam is retiring as the Director of Administrative Services after 10 plus years of faithful service. Thank you Miriam for your faithfulness to your church.
The Leadership Forum met on Nov. 11th at Riverside UMC to hear an update from me about the transition and to hear about changes going on in other conference agencies. Reports were provided by Connectional Ministries, CFA and Administrative Services as well as others. The Leadership Forum represents one of the broadest groups that meet to provide me with input and feedback as we move our conference forward.
I traveled to all of the districts for a Day in the District in each. As I went, I saw new groups coming together to organize and facilitate our transition into 6 New Districts. In September, the Coastal District Clergy Coordinator’s met to begin their work moving the new district forward in Growing a Christlike World.