Register now for Georgia Pastors' School at Epworth by the Sea


 Georgia Pastors' School, July 22 - 25, at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon's Island, provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. The school is supported by the tuition of attendees, an endowment established by the board of managers, an annual gift from the North Georgia Conference, and the generous contributions of our sponsors who provide refreshments during breaks and fellowship times. 
    Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. 
      Bishop Violet L. Fisher will be serving as 2013 preacher. Bishop Fisher’s call to ministry came at the age of 16.  Though her roots were in the Methodist Episcopal Church, the affirmation for her ministry as an ordained clergy member came through The King’s Apostle Holiness Church of God. 
     In this church, she served as National Evangelist, and was the first woman to be ordained.  During these years, she also taught in the public school systems of Virginia and Maryland. 
  Her journey brought her back to the church of her birth, and in 1988 she was ordained a deacon and in 1990 an elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. Bishop Fisher served St. Daniel’s UMC in Chester, Pa., and Sayers Memorial UMC in Philadelphia.  \From 1994 to July 2000, she served as District Superintendent of the Mary McLeod Bethune District, and during her tenure on the district, was twice appointed dean of the cabinet. 
     In July 2000, she was elected to the Episcopacy by delegates to the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.   
   To resgister, go to: Last Day to Register On-Line is July 15th