Assistants to the District Superintendent Announced

From the Danville and Farmville District Offices
April 8, 2019 -- God continues to do a new thing in the Danville and Farmville districts. Following the appointment of the Rev. Denise Bates, as incoming district superintendent for both the Danville and Farmville districts, the Bishop and Cabinet are pleased to announce a new part-time leadership position for each of the districts, effective June 30, 2019.

The Rev. Brad Dulaney has been named as the Assistant to the District Superintendent for the Danville District. The Rev. Dulaney is currently the pastor of Redwood UMC on the Danville District and will be beginning a sabbatical for the coming conference year. The Rev. Shayne Estes, has been appointed as the Assistant to the District Superintendent for the Farmville District. The Rev. Estes will continue to serve as pastor at Shady Grove UMC (Halifax County) on the Farmville District. 

The Assistant to the District Superintendent will provide resource and leadership within their district to cultivate fresh vitality in local churches and their ministries, through training, support, coaching and encouragement of both laity and clergy. The Assistant to the District Superintendent will work alongside the laity and clergy of the district to celebrate existing fruitful ministries and explore new opportunities for vitality.  Each Assistant to the District Superintendent brings a deep knowledge of the communities and churches of their district in combination with their own gifts and experience in ministry which equips them to be a fruitful resource for the local churches.


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