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A Women’s History Month Feature--Mindy McKonly: Called and committed to ordained ministry

A Women’s History Month Feature–Mindy McKonly: Called and committed to ordained ministry

Although she retired from active pastoral ministry in 2015, the Rev. Melinda “Mindy” McKonly still chairs the Eastern PA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and will step down from that… Read more

Bishop Cho washes the feet of Lucy Thompson. Photo by Neill Caldwell.

Virginia bishop to inspire clergy at Lenten Day Apart

Bishop Young Jin Cho moved in 2012 from being the pastor of the largest worshiping congregation in the Virginia Conference, which has one of the largest conference memberships in The… Read more

Women in Professional Ministry Advent Retreat with Bishop Johnson

Clergywomen retreat for soul-care

Hosting the Eastern PA Conference’s Women in Professional Ministry (WiPM) for its annual “Advent Morning Apart” Dec. 9, Bishop Peggy Johnson closed with a devotion about Christmas and culture, and… Read more

2016 MidWinter Retreat, Charles Bailey

Clergy, register now for Mid-Winter Retreat

The 2016 Midwinter Retreat for all clergy (elders, deacons and local pastors) and their spouses is set for Jan. 12-14, 2016, at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 2400 Willow… Read more

Group of Young Adult Clergy With Bishop Peggy Johnson

Young adult clergy gather with bishop

Young adult UM clergy of the Philadelphia Area and their families gathered at the Episcopal Residence July 11 for dinner, fellowship and conversation. Bishop Peggy Johnson and her husband Mike hosted… Read more

Clergy learn money basics at Financial Leadership Academy

(From left) The Revs. Charles Cole, Lydia Munoz, Daniel Lebo and James McIntire, four of the 25 EPA Conference clergy at the Financial Leadership Academy’s first session, discuss their insights. … Read more

Register ASAP for Mid-Winter Clergy & Spouse Retreat

Early registration ends Nov. 29 for the 2015 Midwinter Retreat for Clergy (elders, deacons, local pastors) and their Spouses, who will gather Jan. 13-15, 2015 in Ocean City, Md. Once… Read more

Clergy to discuss covenant, sexuality in October dialogues

The Rev. Greg Ellis awaits an answer during legislative debate at Annual Conference in May. Of 25 resolutions before the body six were referred to the Cabinet and will be… Read more

Growing-church pastors share strategies with clergy peers

Church growth guru the Rev. Michael Slaughter of Ginghamsburg Church was the headliner at the 2014 EPA Annual Conference. But there was also some homegrown clergy talent there dispensing empirical… Read more

Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist clergy; transfers to Calif.-Pacific Conference

By Kathy L. Gilbert   June 24, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) Editor’s Note: This story was updated June 25 to include comments from Jen Ihlo, the chair of the appeals… Read more