Administrative Assistants from 15 of the 18 United Methodist district offices across Indiana discuss their role in the church and concerns relating to their positions with Bishop Mike Coyner and five members of the Imagine Indiana Planning Team during a Sept. 21 luncheon meeting at the area office in Indianapolis.

The administrative assistants talked as Coyner and team members listened to their comments about database needs, district and conference programs, district committee structure, Web sites, other communication issues and job security. They suggested that training for the future be done as a group and inquired about staying connected throughout the unifying phase of the two Indiana Area conferences coming together. They also asked to be informed what is happening before it happens.