Resilient Leadership the Focus of the Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy 2022

By Rick Wolcott* How To Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Resilient Leadership was the theme for the 2022 Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy. Dozens of clergy persons from the East Ohio Conference and the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church gathered September 6-8 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center [...]

Clergy Day Apart Leads to Refreshment and Renewal

By Brett Hetherington* “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” With [...]

Black Pastors’ Fellowship Celebrates Bishop Tracy S. Malone; President-Designate of the Council of Bishops

By Rev. Dawan Buie* On the afternoon of March 24, 2022, the Black Pastors’ Fellowship in East Ohio assembled people to celebrate Bishop Tracy S. Malone having been elected president-designate of the Council of Bishops with the term starting in May 2024. She is the first Black female elected to that position. The genesis of [...]