GBHEM names new communication director

ebony-lincolnThe General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced today the appointment of Ebony Lincoln as director in the Office of Communications, previously named the Office of Interpretation. She will begin work, reporting to Kim Cape and Scott Brewer, on March 30, 2015.

“Ebony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to GBHEM and we are very blessed to have her join us,” Brewer said. “Her career accomplishments demonstrate a real passion both for Christian ministry and for excellence in communications and marketing.”

Lincoln has a proven track record and 15 years of solid experience leading communications, media relations, philanthropy, public relations and social media platforms. She comes to GBHEM from ServiceSource, where she coordinated communication strategies, community partnerships and internal communication for seven global centers. Previously, Lincoln worked for nearly 12 years at State Farm Insurance in numerous public relations roles.

At GBHEM, Lincoln will oversee all boardwide communications, public relations and marketing and develop strategic communications and marketing plans. One of her major responsibilities will be the development of an updated, comprehensive marketing and communications plan.

“We are excited about the professional experience and expertise Ebony brings to us,” said the Rev. Dr. Kim Cape, general secretary of GBHEM.

Lincoln holds a BA in Communications from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. She is a member and past board member of the Public Relations Society of America.

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

GBHEM is the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church. The work of the Board is preparing global leaders for the church and the world. Every elder, deacon, and licensed local pastor has benefited from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults have found help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their life through our leadership and discernment programs, and through values-centered higher education and collegiate ministries at the 106 UM-related schools, colleges, and universities. United Methodist leaders — both lay and clergy — have benefited from GBHEM’s loans and scholarships programs.

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You are a past master at dispersing hate/disdain/ridicule/vitriol/contempt for anything with which you disagree. I will pray for you–and for me as well. It is difficult to have a kind feeling toward you. Do you work at that? God bless you real good, Mr. Shuler. It is my belief that one MUST be washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Perhaps we will meet on the other side of Eternity–in which case I will be blessed to give you hug………………………

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I’ve give you kudos for an interestingly mixed message – a hyperbolic unsupportable accusation followed by a kinda sorta kindness, I think. I believe we must have a different understanding of what “washed in the blood of the Lamb” means. I do not believe it means politically correct. 1 Timothy 1: 15 says “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” and there is no political correctness test to obtain said saving.

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James, conspiracy theory much? Here ya go, enjoy this:

I happen to love the sandwiches and shakes at Chick-fil-a, but I am married to a woman who is firm in her belief they should be boycotted (also Hobby Lobby, but no secret desires for that from me). I think about going there when she’s out of town but I never do because it would as I see it be a betrayal of her.

I think the term “Christian business” is an oxymoron. A real Christian business would pay its employees a living wage.


I am surprised you have let the story stand. Thanks…………………………..


I am going to copy and paste a long story about Chic Fill-A that happened during this really bad winter. Perhaps your new communications director will do something with it……… Subject: Chicken in a blizzard Chicken in a blizzard Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage. Liberals and gays came unglued and launched massive protests against the restaurant chain. Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-A’s to be built in their cities. They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. Instead,… Read more »

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