NH District 2019 Leadership Academy

Alan Schulte

Director of Wesley's contemporary band, Alan lead a discussion on meaningful worship experience through music.

Andrew Card

Andrew Card

Joining us as our Keynote Speaker, Andrew H. Card Jr. is Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy. Card has held numerous senior government positions under three Presidents, including Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush where he became the second longest tenured White House Chief of Staff.

Andrew Card and Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

Focused on Staff-Parrish Relations, Bishop Devadhar lead this group.

Carl Chalbeck

As Media Director of First UMC in Manchester, Carl shared experiential tips about using media in worship.

Karen Cassidy

Mary Tremblay and participants

Mary lead a discussion centered around the responsibilities of our Trustees.

Matt Mansur

Members of Electric Praise

Wesley UMC's praise band opened our worship service with contemporary worship songs.

Pastor Bob Stewart and participants

Bob lead a discussion relevant to Men's Groups.

Pastor Shannon Keeney

Children's Ministry and practical ways to reach youth was the topic of Shannon's group.

Pastor Sue Davidson

Closing worship included Communion and was lead by Sue Davidson.

Rev. Cheryl Meachen

Cheryl introduced members of the CSI (Congregational Spiritual Impact) Team, and thanked them for planning this event.

Rev. Cheryl Meachen

Rev. Dr. Gil Lee and participants

A discussion on Organic Group Ministry traditionally called "Small Group" as the main focus of the church was lead by Gil.

Rev. Jim Mentzer

President of the UM Foundation, Jim lead a conversation that explored generosity.

Rev. Kang and members of the Wanakee Community

Rev. Kathleene Card

Spirituality was the focus of Kathleene's group.

Rev. LyAnna Johnson

Pastor of Simple Church Worcester, LyAnna's group focused on non-traditional worship including their dinner church model.

Rev. Peter Hey and Misty Griffith

Thank you to Peter, Misty, and Wesley UMC for hosting us!

Rev. Rick McKinley and participants

Rick's group focused on a single board style leadership structure for churches.

Rev. Sue Davidson

Rev. Taesung Kang

The NH District Superintendent welcomed guests and introduced the Keynote Speaker

Rev. Taesung Kang

Secretary Andrew Card and Rev. Taesung Kang

The NH District Superintendent introduced and welcomed Secretary Card.

Taesung & Mina Kang, Kathleene & Andrew Card and Bishop Devadhar

Tom Davidson

Tom's group focused on alternative ways to look at church finances.

Wesley UMC's Youth and Youth Leaders

Thank you to this group that provided wonderful food. A free-will offering was taken to help the youth raise funds for an upcoming mission trip.