Hisey leaving conference staff


By Paul Black
SPRINGFIELD – Associate Coordinator of Congregational Development Peggy Hisey will be leaving the conference staff Dec. 31 to accept a new position in Florida.

The announcement was made to conference staff Nov. 13.

Hisey, who has family in Florida, has accepted a position as the executive director of Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, Fla. The new position will enable Hisey to be close to her mother and other family members.

“With the transition of (husband) Tim’s job, we have decided to make a family life transition as well,” Hisey wrote. “God laid this path out for me before the though of moving ever occurred to me. It has been an honor and privilege to serve on conference staff. It has made me a better leader, a better person and a better disciple. I thank you all for your prayers, your friendship and for sharing your lives with me. You will be missed.”

Hisey joined the conference staff on June 1, 2014.

During her tenure, she took a lead role in congregational development’s The Journey of 10 x 10 initiative and more recently, the Reach 1,000 campaign.

Director of Connectional Ministries Curtis Brown and Congregational Development Coordinator Mike Crawford will be meeting to review the vacant position and make a recommendation about any future hiring after the first of the year.