Creative Cabinet Leadership Model Continues the Focus on Our Shared Mission and Vision

By Brett Hetherington* “God is doing a new thing in the East Ohio Conference and in these unprecedented times, God is making a way and unfolding new ministry and leadership possibilities,” shared Bishop Tracy S. Malone in a message to East Ohio Conference clergy and laity on February 15, 2022, when announcing a new EOC [...]

Canton for All People: Transforming the City One Block at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* “Street by street, block by block. It is not simplistic, but it is simple,” says the Rev. Don Ackerman of how Canton for All People is effecting change among the chaos and brokenness of Canton, Ohio neighborhoods. Canton for All People is a community development corporation formed by Crossroads United Methodist Church [...]

Celebrating 75 Years of Ministry at Camp Wanake

By Brett Hetherington* If you were to ask Julie Lautt, ‘what is the primary mission of Camp Wanake?’ she would respond with a simple sentence. “Wanake provides people places and role models away from daily routines and distractions so that campers can find life change, new friends, time with God, and a lot of fun.” [...]