Some of my Projects
Iowa Annual Conference UMC Bishop’s Operational Team
The conference was lacking trust in the leadership, there were divergent opinions on how to staff the conference and what direction we were called to go forward with dwindling resources. The need for the conference to make deep adaptive changes so that it can become healthier and thrive into the future for Christ was clear. This project started with a team that followed the SLI Loving Learning and Leading process and has continued to do so for 5 years which has led to many changes in our conference including: clarified vision - “God’s hope for the world made real through faithful leaders, fruitful communities, and fire-filled people.”; clarified mission - “Inspire, equip and connect communities of faith to cultivate world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.”; realignment of Conference staffing; reduced Conference Budget; reconfiguration of conference structures and systems which includes reducing the number of Districts from eight to five and streamlining our Conference Connectional Ministries Council; creation and implementation of a new Model of Circuits for spiritual leadership development and missional accountability at the local level of the church. Circuits are now our organizational design for our Conference, and they will become our operating system from where everything else functions.