EOC Benefits Manager Betsy Stewart Will Retire at Year’s End after 26 Years of Faithful Service

By Rick Wolcott* Since 1994 Betsy Stewart has walked beside both the clergy who shepherd our East Ohio Conference congregations and faith communities and the Conference staff who equip and support them. As Benefits Manager she has been the liaison between benefit carriers and the Conference as the plan sponsor. She’s worked with the EOC [...]

Rev. Perez to Serve God and Country as an Air Force Chaplain

By Rick Wolcott* “I, Luigi Perez Perez, having been appointed a chaplain first lieutenant in the United States Air Force, do solemnly affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will [...]

East Ohio 2020 Annual Conference Report

By Rick Wolcott* Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over the 51st session of Annual Conference, the first-ever virtual session in the East Ohio Conference. The worship services and business session presentations of the Sept. 26-27 session were live from the Great Hall at Church of the Saviour UMC, in Cleveland Heights. There, members of the [...]