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Reflections from Constituency Leadership Council

December 11, 2019

Brenda Meyer reflects on her time at the Constituency Leadership Council meeting that took place in October 2019.

This was my first time to be a part of CLC. A few highlights:

  • traveling and rooming with Ariana Perez Diener, a Goshen College junior who was Indiana-Michigan Conference’s third rep. It was a treat to interact with her and her thoughtful questions and perspectives.
  • an evening meeting of conference moderators. As incoming moderator-elect, it was both inspiring and sobering to hear reflections from experienced moderators across the church
  • reports from each area conference. I learned so much about the variety of conferences that make up MCUSA, their vision for ministry, and what is keeping them going through challenging times.
  • helpful information from the Executive Board office about their work, including plans for the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. I came away grateful for thoughtful, transparent leadership in unsettled times.