Showing posts from September, 2012

Connectional Table Seeks New Executive Secretary

(DALLAS, Texas) --   Leadership of the Connectional Table (CT) of The United Methodist Church announced today that they are now seeking candidates for the position of Executive Secretary.  Bishop Bruce Ough, incoming chairperson, and Bishop John Hopkins, the presiding chairperson, say the position is critical to the work of the CT.

“We seek a candidate with demonstrated adaptive leadership skills, proven executive and administrative experience and a deep love for God lived out through The United Methodist Church,” says Bishop John Hopkins, outgoing chair of the CT. Bishop Hopkins, in consultation with Bishop Ough, plans to name a search committee by September 30 to assist in identifying the most qualified candidates.

The CT was established in 2004 to oversee the coordination of mission, ministries and resources across the denomination.   It includes 47 members who are elected from U.S. jurisdictional and overseas conferences in Africa, Asia and Europe and are composed of: clergy and la…

Mary Brooke Casad Resigns as Connectional Table Executive Secretary

(DALLAS, Texas) -- Bishop John L. Hopkins announced today that Mary Brooke Casad has submitted her resignation as the Executive Secretary of The United Methodist Church’s Connectional Table (CT).  Casad has provided administrative leadership to the CT since 2007. The CT is comprised of United Methodist bishops, heads of general boards and agencies, and lay and clergypersons representing all areas of the global denomination.

“Mary Brooke's life and leadership expresses the fruit of the Holy Spirit--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Her leadership of the Connectional Table has enabled our church to take giant steps in dealing with current realities while envisioning a future with hope that comes from a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She has given servant leadership by providing radical hospitality and seeking unity in diversity around the Connectional Table that is responsible for the vision and stewardship of the mission, mi…