Beth Larocca Pitts, Jasmine Smothers Among Speakers at Exploration 2013


Exploration 2013 is a three-day event for young adults age 18-26 to hear, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church.

This event, sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, will be held Nov. 15-17 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open at

Rev. Jasmine Smothers, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, will be MC for the event. Featured speakers include North Georgia's Rev. Beth LaRocca-Pitts who will preach on Saturday morning. Other leaders from our Conference will attend and provide support including Wesley Foundation directors and Ministerial Services staff.

The North Georgia Conference will award $250 travel stipends to up to 20 attendees. To receive the travel stipend, register, then submit your receipt for registration and travel to Office of Ministerial Services at