BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Dr. James Bushfield, director of Connectional Ministries of the South Indiana Conference, recently announced the addition of Jenni Walker to the conference staff.

Walker will be the resource administrator for volunteers-in-mission work teams and disaster response volunteers. According to Bushfield, "this new staff position was created in response to the overwhelming number of work teams from congregations all over the South Indiana Conference responding to the needs of the Gulf Coast and Baker Chapel and our need to grow our connectional capacity to respond to disasters and other community and global needs.

"In experimenting with new staffing models for a new conference, Jenni will be working from the Turning Point United Methodist Church in Evansville, with frequent visits to the conference center in Bloomington for staff team building."

To contact Walker for help with VIM and disaster response forms before you go, forms after you've gone, VIM trip insurance, questions on where to go: email her at or call at 812-893-1760.