The Ministry Credentialing Team (MCT) is opening a process to address harm inflicted by its credentialing interviews. Though the credentialing approach of MCT has moved toward one of collaboration and trust in congregational discernment, MCT is aware that it has fallen short of this ideal in many instances. The team and the conference intend to create spaces to hear stories, extend an institutional apology and work toward healing. The first step in this journey is the release of this letter inviting those who have been negatively impacted to participate in the listening process. This marks an important point in our journey as we seek to live out our vision as a “Community of Congregations…Acting through Grace, Love, and Peace.”
The Leadership Enhancement Team (LET) is thankful for the work of Ben Bouwman as chair, and starting in July Kent Miller will serve as chair on LET.
The Gifts Development Team (GDT) is grateful for people stepping out and stepping up to serve on our Conference teams. We have had several positions filled that have had openings for some time. Thank you! If you would like to be considered for a conference team, or have a suggestion of who we might ask, please click here.