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 lay representatives; a bishop selected by the Council of Bishops; general agency top executives and most presidents; one youth and one young adult from the Board of Discipleship’s Division on Ministries with Young People; and members from the denomination’s racial and ethnic caucuses.

The Executive Secretary is responsible for providing administrative leadership to the CT.  The candidate will coordinate the work of the Table in collaboration with the chairperson.“This position requires someone with a strong working knowledge of The United Methodist Church and they must demonstrate a high capacity for networking in a global context,” said Bishop Bruce Ough.

The General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits is assisting the CT with the executive search process.  Qualified candidates should submit resumes electronically to Mary Figueredo via email at  Resumes will be received through Oct. 15, 2012.  Click here to download the job description (PDF).

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