West District Team

Our Office Hours are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm EST
Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm EST

Conference Assistant

Heather Hilbert

Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright
Conference Superintendent - West District & Central District

Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright (West)

Conference Assistant

Heather Hilbert

Heather Hilbert is a born & bred Hoosier, growing up on the north side of Indianapolis and attending Indiana University, Bloomington. Not growing up attending church, she came to faith as a 20-something when she began her family. Before long, church was the place Heather felt most herself. Thanks to a sincere UMC pastor who never shied away from Heather’s questions about faith and Jesus, she committed herself to the United Methodist Church and raising her kids in the local church.

She has served on administrative councils, led lay teams, worked on UMC local church staff and now brings her skills & passions to Indiana Conference staff.

Being unchurched until adulthood, she has a particular passion around hospitality and missions in the church, striving to make sure everyone she encounters feels seen, known & loved. When she’s not busy with her family, you can find her cozying up with a good book, studying the Enneagram, or volunteering in the community for a passion project.

Conference Superintendent - West District & Central District

Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright (West)

Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. She is a person of conviction in living a personal mission to encourage, equip, and empower all people to live on purpose and live out their God-givenness. Dr. Aleze’s greatest joy in life is her son, Myron Fisher Jr., who is a middle school math educator and basketball coach in Wichita, Kansas. Additionally, she enjoys fellowshipping with family and friends, while also connecting with the community through her civic and sorority involvement. Another joy is serving alongside the laity and clergy around the West District, where we strive to be Christ-Centered, Community-Connected, and Missionally-Centric.

Office Phone

Toll Free

About the West District

The West District is a connection of congregations that is served by faithful lay, ordained clergy, and licensed local pastors. The West District expands across the ten counties in the Western part of Indiana: Clay, Fountain, Greene, Monroe, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo. We have a district vision…Willing in our Missional Service and Way-Out in our Witness for Jesus Christ

News

From the Superintendent: June 2024

We have just concluded the 2024 Indiana Annual Conference Session, with appointments being fixed for clergy and recommitments made by congregations to continue advancing the...

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From the Superintendent: May 2024

In 2001 The United Methodist Church began its “Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.” welcoming and advertising campaign. The purpose of the campaign was to...

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From the Superintendent: April 2024

“You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put...

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From the Superintendent: March 2024

On March 10, 2024, the annual ritual of observing Daylight Savings Time will come again. It is during this time our minds and bodies must...

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From the Superintendent: January 2024

God has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. God has also planted eternity in the human heart —yet humanity cannot find out (comprehend,...

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Joy to the World 2023

“Let us with a joyful mind; praise our God forever kind, rich with mercies that endure, ever faithful, ever sure.” – Refrain from Let Us...

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Remembering to Say Thanks

“When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they left, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw that he...

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Encourage the Call: October 2023

As we enter the month of October, it is evident the seasons are changing with the colors on the trees. October is also a month...

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Let the Children Come to Me: Elwood’s Safe Haven Baby Box

On July 26, 2022, a Safe Haven Baby Box in Elwood was prayed over and blessed, becoming the 86th baby box in Indiana. This life-saving...

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Grace Gala: The Best Party Ever!

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    West District:
    Special Event Resources

    Click any of the links below to see resources from past West District events.

    To learn more about the Clergy Appointment Process

    To learn more about the Simplified Accountable Leadership Structure (One Board):

    All Upcoming Events for this District

    West District LSA

    Clinton First UMC 310 S 4th Street, Clinton, IN, United States

    Click here for details and registration! 

    Helpful Links

    Indiana Conference Webshare

    Clergy Submission Request

    Appointment List

    Christian Conferencing Guidelines

    REDUCING THE RISK OF ABUSE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH Workbook