Simplified, Accountable structure (previously referred to as the single board model or one board model) moves churches from four administrative committees (trustees, finance, staff-parish relations, and church council) to one Leadership Board encapsulating all responsibilities and authority of the previous four separate administrative committees in compliance with the UMC Book of Discipline in Paragraph 247.2.
Each district has been assigned a Simplified Accountable Structure (SAS) Certified Coach. Your district's coach has resources paid for by your district and the conference to support current SAS or One Board congregations. Additionally, your district's coach can guide congregations interested in exploring and adopting the SAS model. If you are a SAS congregation or have an alternative governance structure that needs help with the function and effectiveness of your leadership board, or you are a church considering a change to the SAS structure please contact your district's SAS certified coach today.
North West District: Rev. Josh Roberts, josh.roberts@ngumc.
North East District: Rev. Miki Chastain, miki.chastain@ngumc.
South West District: Rev. Brett DeHart, firstname.lastname@example.org
South East District: Rev. Dana Everhart, dana.everhart@ngumc.
Central North District: Home Missioner Jeff Fuller, jefferyfuller61@
Central South District: Rev. Thomas Hall, email@example.com
Central West District: Rev. Sam Dawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central East District: Rev. Dave Allen Grady, dave.allengrady@ngumc.