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North Georgia Conference Names Next Treasurer/CFO

Updated June 4 The North Georgia Conference Council of Finance & Administration is pleased to announce that, having received Annual Conference approval, Allison Berg will be named the next North Georgia Conference Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2022.  She will succeed Keith Cox who will retire June 30 after 21 years of outstanding service.  Allison currently serves as Associate VP for Finance at Emory University. She has had a very impressive career trajectory in ...

Capacity Crowd Attends First Town Hall Meeting

NOTE: The next Town Hall will be Live Streamed on Sunday, March 8, at 2 pm from Peachtree Road UMC's website.    On Sunday afternoon a capacity crowd filled the modern worship space and an overflow room at Hillside UMC for the first of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson's Town Hall meetings.    In a warm, personal conversation, Bishop Sue shared some of her faith journey, she discussed the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace legislation that is before the 2020 General Conference, and she offered ...

New Clergy Move Day Schedule Starts in 2020

Each summer a number of North Georgia Conference clergy pack their belongings and make the move to their next appointment. To make coordination easier, an official "move day" is set by the Conference, historically a Thursday. The following Sunday has been the first worship service with their new congregation.  Beginning in the summer of 2020, there will be a new pattern for moves. The last Sunday in June will be the final Sunday of a moving pastor's current appointment. The following Tuesday is...

Bishop Announces Appointment of Porterfield to Conference Cabinet

In a creative new appointment, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced that Rev. Greg Porterfield will join the Conference Cabinet as District Superintendent/Presiding Elder of the Augusta District in June 2019. Porterfield will remain senior pastor of Wesley UMC in Evans where he has served since 2004. He will also act in the superintendent role as missional strategist. The Cabinet will appoint a full-time elder to work out of the District Office as a missions specialist to aid Porterfield in...

Bishop Announces Appointment of Terrell to Conference Cabinet

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced the appointment of one new District Superintendent to the Conference Cabinet effective June 2019.  Rev. Dr. Jessica Terrell, currently pastor of Eatonton First UMC in the Augusta District, will be appointed to serve as superintendent of the Rome-Carrollton District. She succeeds Rev. Dr. David Naglee who will retire in June.  "Jessica is down-to-earth and relational. She has a keen strategic mind and has led churches well, sometimes under very difficult...

Cabinet Launches Paperwork Reduction Plan

Shorter Charge Conference checklist? ✓ Check!  The Conference Cabinet has been working this spring and summer on an effort to reduce the amount of paperwork churches and church leaders are required to complete each year.  "Our intention is to streamline reporting, and for all the districts to get on the same page about what information we're collecting and what is essential," said Rev. Dr. Mike Long, Atlanta-Emory District Superintendent.  This means churches will see fewer required reports ...

Bishop Announces Appointment of Rogers to Conference Cabinet

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has announced the appointment of one new District Superintendent to the Conference Cabinet effective June 2018.  Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers, currently lead pastor of Glenn Memorial UMC in Atlanta, will be appointed to serve as superintendent of the Gainesville District. She succeeds Rev. Richard Chewning who will retire at the end of 2018.  "Dr. Rogers has deep family roots in North Georgia, and grew up going to Salem Campground each year. She is a creative leader, ...

Levan Takes New Position in Office of Ministerial Services

The North Georgia Conference is pleased to announce the promotion of D. Michelle Levan to the position of Assistant Director of Ministerial Services and Spiritual Formation. Levan has been serving on the North Georgia Conference staff since 2015 when she joined the Office of Ministerial Services as Senior Program Coordinator.  A graduate of Greensboro College and Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, Levan previously served on staff at Emory University’s Candler School ...

United Methodist Center to Begin Weekly Worship in December

Beginning December 6, the staff United Methodist Center will gather for Weekly Worship on Wednesdays. The liturgy will include a hymn, prayer, communion, scripture reading, and a homily from a visiting North Georgia Conference clergy member. A clergy staff member will serve as celebrant each week.  The service will be held from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Davis Room. The services are open and all are welcome to attend.  Leading the services during Avent are the Revs. Susan Allen Grady, Carolyn ...

All Active Clergy Must Attend Mandatory Ethics Training

The Book of Disciplines requires all active clergy to attend a mandatory conference-organized clergy ethics training each quadrennium. The North Georgia conference is hosting 8 sessions to allow clergy to meet this requirement. If a clergyperson does not complete the training by the last event, their appointment will not be continued for the 2018-2019 appointment year. “This will be a comprehensive and engaging training that will help clergy in their day-to-day ministry,” said Dr. Dana ...

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