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Capital District Training - Rethink Leadership 2016


Rev. Jasmine Smothers currently serves as the Associate Director for Congregational Vitality through the Office of Connectional Ministries in the North Georgia Conference.  She partners with congregational leaders to equip them for effective ministry in church and community.  Rev. Smothers is the primary resource for several ministry initiatives including working to increase the vitality of congregations; racial-ethnic ministries; and the development of young clergy leaders.

Rev. Smothers is a native of Atlanta, GA.  She is a graduate of Spellman College and Emory University's Candler School of Theology. 


1) Staff/Pastor Parish Relations
    (S/PPRC) Committee

Rev. Teresa Welborn,
Dist. Superintendent
Capital District

2) Finance
Laura Grover, 
Grover & Associates

3) Trustees
Tim Hill - Trustees Chair
St. John UMC

4) Safe Sanctuary - Local Church Child & Youth Safety Policy Development
Martha Calhoun, 
Children's Coordinator
Capital District

5) Disaster Response - 
   Connecting Neighbors

Jim Street & Gene Hileman,
Capital District & Rio Texas Conf Disaster Response

6) Reaching New Generations
Rev. Jasmine Smothers,
N. Georgia Conference

7) Leading in Time of Change
Rev. Tina Carter & 
Rev. Sharon Stewart,
Parker Lane UMC

8) Introduction to Undoing Racism & Community Organizing
Charlotte Caples,
Caples Consulting

9) Introduction to Cultural Awareness & Competency
Rev. Cynthia Kepler-Karrer,
Memorial UMC

10) General Conference Legislation
Abel Vega,
Rio Texas Conference

9:00 - 9:30 AM – Gathering
9:30 - 10:45 AM – Key Note Presentation
10:45 - 11:00 AM – Transition
11:00 - 12:30 PM – Workshop Presentations
12:30 PM – Conclusion

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Please Note: Childcare Registration ends Jan. 31

Earlier Event: February 12
Tri-District Midwinter Retreat