By Paul Black SPRINGFIELD -- Bishop Frank J. Beard announced that the Rev. Charliam Renner has been appointed Executive Assistant to the Bishop, effective July 1. Renner is currently in his fourth year as Embarras River District Superintendent. The announcement, along with the assignment of superintendents in the five newly-configured districts, was made Jan. 17 following a meeting between Bishop Beard and members of the District Committee on Superintendency. “Charliam Renner ...
The Extended Cabinet of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference will be bringing legislation to the 2023 Annual Conference formalizing new names for the five configured districts as part of its reorganization efforts.
The Cabinet announced Dec. 8 that interim names using the existing districts names together, will be used from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2023, with the new names becoming effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Bishop Frank J. Beard and members of the Illinois Great Rivers Cabinet announced the composition of the five districts, beginning July 1, 2023, as the first step toward reorganizing the conference for its mission.
The beginning steps were hammered out at a recent Cabinet retreat focused on meeting the needs of individual districts, pastors and churches. The Oct. 6 announcement was shared via a live webcast from the Conference Center and streamed online.