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Handschu, Anderson tapped for new roles

The Rev. Dr. James Bushfield, Director of Connectional Ministries, and the Rev. Steve Clouse, Director of Church Development, are pleased to announce changes to their staff teams for continued mission and vision alignment of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.   Ann ...

West Michigan LGBT advocate pitches protest tent in Indianapolis

Dan Gangler

West Michigan LGBT advocate pitches protest tent in Indianapolis

By Daniel R. Gangler* INDIANAPOLIS – Pitching his tent at the entrance of the office building that houses the Indiana United Methodist Conference Center here in Indianapolis, West Michigan United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Mike Tupper, took his plea for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender...

Weekend License to Preach Begins February 6

Weekend License to Preach Begins February 6

Online registrations for the Weekend License to Preach School beginning Feb. 6 are open until the end of January. The school, required for those pursuing a License to Preach, runs through April 24. The first session meets at the Indiana Conference Service Center. Other sessions take place ...

Prayer for the 2016 General Conference

Prayer for the 2016 General Conference

With the start of 2016, we often look back to 2015 to see where God has taken us as we look ahead to see where He may be leading us. For United Methodists worldwide, we see the dates May 10-20 for General Conference in Portland, Oregon, and July 13-16 for Jurisdictional Conference in ...

Beutler named Southwest District Superintendent

Beutler named Southwest District Superintendent

INDIANAPOLIS – Bishop Michael J. Coyner of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Steve K. Beutler of Evansville, Ind., as the Southwest District Superintendent of the Indiana Conference beginning July 1, upon the retirement...

Search begins for new treasurer

Jennifer Gallagher, Conference Treasurer and Director of Financial Services, has submitted her letter of resignation and her last day on the job will be December 17, 2015. Gallagher has served the previous South Indiana Conference and the new Indiana Conference since 1999. She has ...

Bishop Kiesey announces retirement

Bishop Kiesey announces retirement

LANSING MI - Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey has informed the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops of her intent to retire in 2016 at the end of her current 4-year assignment to the Michigan Area. The West Michigan Conference and the Detroit Annual Conference comprise the Michigan ...

Letter from the Conference Council on Finance and Administration

October 29, 2015   Dear Pastors & Finance Chairs;   The Conference Committee on Finance & Administration (CF&A) annually does a detailed review of the Indiana Conference Budget, probably not unlike what most of you in the Conference are doing.  I want to thank all of our congregations for ...

Abel to lead Board of Ordained Ministry

INDIANAPOLIS – Bishop Michael J. Coyner and the Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright, director of leadership development, are pleased to announce the nomination and election of the Rev. Russ Able to serve as the chairperson of the Indiana Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (BoOM) for the 2016-2020 ...

Operation Classroom - changing Times, a future of promise

Operation Classroom - changing Times, a future of promise

During the “Strategic Summit” meeting October 9 and 10, 2015, the Board of Directors of Operation Classroom (OC) dealt with a number of crucial issues, not the least of which was the vision for OC’s future. The world has changed. The Church has changed. Our understanding of how to engage ...

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