Archives for October 2015

Rev. Dr. Edward Roslof named to GBHEM staff

Nashville, Tenn. – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has selected Rev. Dr. Edward Roslof as associate general secretary for the Division of Higher Education. Dr. Roslof will join the agency January 1, 2016. As an executive officer, Dr. Roslof will oversee all functions of the Division of Higher Education and provide […]

Connectional Table launches #CTTalks in preparation for General Conference 2016

Chicago — The Connectional Table is launching a series of weekly videos in October to help inform United Methodist church leaders and General Conference delegates leading up to the 2016 General Conference next May. The videos are part of an online forum called #CTTalks. “#CTTalks is intended to provide a way of engaging information about General Conference, […]

South Carolina trusting in God, helping neighbors after ‘1,000-year-flood’ catastrophe

*By Jessica Brodie COLUMBIA, S.C.—South Carolina is picking up the pieces today after a storm so catastrophic South Carolina’s governor called it a “1,000-year flood.” The storm left a massive chunk of the state between Columbia and Charleston underwater, with parts of the Lowcountry getting more than two feet of rainwater and Columbia up to […]

United Methodist Church sends eight new missionaries

*By Elliott Wright New York, NY—Six new missionaries for service in Latin America and two for worldwide young adult work were commissioned (“sent”) at the opening service of worship of the 2015 annual meeting of directors of The United Methodist Church’s global mission agency, the General Board of Global Ministries. The six for Latin America […]

Wesley Bros: Old Jeffrey

Believe it or not, the childhood home of John Wesley was haunted by a specter the children named “Old Jeffrey.” While the three boys were all off at boarding schools, Susanna, the Wesley sisters, and the servants at the Epworth Rectory experienced one of the most famous poltergeist encounters in British history. It started with […]

Recently Read: Part-time pastors claiming more pulpits

The Rev. Mark Windley works full time and more as sales manager for an industrial supply and services company. When not working, he’s leading Amazing Grace Community of Faith, an African-American United Methodist church plant in Louisville, Kentucky. Windley preaches. He also sets up chairs and checks the sound system. The church has grown in […]

Rev. Shannon Conklin-Miller named Assistant General Secretary for Clergy Formation

*by Tyrus Sturgis NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has selected Rev. Shannon Conklin-Miller as assistant general secretary for clergy formation in the Division of Ordained Ministry. Conklin-Miller currently serves as the director of United Methodist Programs at Duke Divinity School. She will join the agency in late October. […]

Transgender Latina tells her story at Philadelphia workshop

Religion News Service video by Taylor Nakagawa *By Anne Marie Hankins PHILADELPHIA (RNS) — In the basement of Arch Street United Methodist Church, Nicole Santamaria shared a story of hardship, love and transition. Santamaria is a Roman Catholic intersex woman from El Salvador. With her mother, Vilma, looking on, she recounted growing up in an […]