Pastoral HistoryOrdained Elder: 1993
Serving: Superintendent, Spoon River District
Prior Appointments: East St. Louis Metropolitan Council, Washington Park New Church Start, Washington Park Grace UMC, Springfield Grace
Relevant Leadership Roles: Chair of Conference Religion and Race. Served the Conference Nominations Committee. Served the Board of Ordained Ministry. Serves on Jurisdiction CCRR and Jurisdictional BMCR. Served on GCFA special task force.
Experience: Elected 1st reserve 2 times to General Conference and elected 2 times as full delegate to General Conference.
Gifts and Passions: I have gifts in relating to a variety of people. I have a passion to move the UMC forward in such a time as this. I am a passionate leaders who believes the Church is the answer to the world's problems.
Personal Message: I believe that my skills and my passion for the UMC is needed at this critical General Conference in this season of the life of our church. Our statement is "we make disciples of Jesus for the transformation of the world." I believe the church needs to stop saying and writing this on our communications, and began to live out the reality that the number one thing we do is make disciples through introducing people to Jesus. It needs to be a major focus of the life of the church at all levels.