Storyboard Episode 9 “Influence, Connection & Impact: Clergy Wholeness”. This episode features a roundtable discussion with members of a task group formed to aid clergy in discerning ways to care for their whole person, and not just focus on body, mind, and soul. Featured in the discussion is conversation about the importance of clergy wholeness to individual [...]

May 1, 2023

Appointments Bishop Tracy S. Malone announces the following clergy appointments and/or changes of status which, unless otherwise noted, are effective July 1, 2023. 2023 AppointmentsPastorAppointmentDistrictEffectiveJoe BurkhardtWedgewood & Akron First UMCsCNLorrin RadzikNorth Canton Grace UMCTWRichard F. SmithNew Hope UMCMVView the complete list, including retirees and those concluding their ministry. 2023 Appointments and Changes of Status #BeUMC [...]

Perspectives: Caring for God’s Creation Event Challenges Clergy and Laity to Learn and to Take Action

By Brett Hetherington* “The adverse impacts of global climate change disproportionately affect individuals and nations least responsible for the emissions. We therefore support efforts of all governments to require mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and call on individuals, congregations, businesses, industries, and communities to reduce their emissions.” (“The Social Principles,” ¶160.D The Book of [...]