Conference Minister

November Jottings from June

Fall is in the air. Folks are beginning new programs, stewardship campaigns are underway, planning for Advent is happening. It is a busy time...

October Jottings from June

One of the more enjoyable experiences I have had in ministry was participating in an executive training session at Disney World, the Magic Kingdom...

100 Days in Office

Leaders often are judged by their first 100 days in office.  June 2 will mark my first 100 days as Designated Conference Minister.  I...

Defending Religious Freedom for Equal Marriage

Dear Friends in Christ, Imagine that you are a pastor and one day, a couple comes to you and asks you to marry them; you...

Southern Hospitality and Holy Week

I am so grateful for the true Southern hospitality that y’all have offered in my two months in the Southeast Conference. So many folks...

Shared, History, Story, Traditions, Dreams, Vision

Some of you have already figured out that story and imagery are important aspects of my ministry.  That being the case, I am enjoying...

Whirlwinds and Winds of the Spirit – A Message from Rev. June Boutwell

Some folks may be familiar with the story of Elijah taken up in the whirlwind and ascending into heaven leaving Elisha to continue the...

ICM Reflections – Preparing the Table

This will be my last “shot” at sharing some of my experiences gathered while traveling in your midst and representing you at various functions....

ICM Reflections – Music and Hospitality

My visits to SEC congregations have been more limited since my last reflection piece in the December e-news, but what I have experienced has...

ICM Reflections – Leaving the Light On

It appears that I'm now past the half-way point of my interim work among you. Since I first left Montana on July 21 to...