Conference staff realignments announced


Curt Franklin Amy Shreve Jill Stone Doug Stone Polly Kinner
SPRINGFIELD – Following a complete assessment of responsibilities, the General Council on Finance and Administration recommended several changes to Conference staffing that have been accepted by both the Conference Personnel Committee and the Council on Finance and Administration.
The recommendation followed a thorough review of day-to-day operations aimed at increasing efficiencies and simplifying lines of supervision and overlap.
Curt Franklin, who serves as Program Manager of East Bay Camp has been named Conference Associate Coordinator of Camping and Youth Ministries. The additional responsibilities are not new territory for Franklin, as he has been involved in the YAR and more recently, NOW Experience for many years.
Amy Shreve has also picked up the young adult ministry portfolio and has been named Coordinator of Higher Education, Campus and Young Adult Ministries. The new responsibilities align with The Book of Discipline (2016) that place that ministry in the context of higher education and campus ministry.
Jill Stone, who is the part-time Associate Coordinator of the United Media Resource Center as well as part-time assistant for congregational development and camping is now fully under Connectional Ministries.  Previously the UMRC part of the job was under Communications.
Print and Mailroom Manager Doug Stone and his assistant, Polly Kinner, are now under the supervision of the Communications Department where previously they had been under Administration.