COLUMBIA, Mo. – September 7, 2016 – Bishop Robert Farr and the Missouri appointive Cabinet announced plans to fill the Director vacancy in the Center of Congregational Excellence through a national search. The position has been vacant since Farr was elected to the episcopacy in July at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Wichita, Kansas.
“The Center for Congregational Excellence is one of two core areas of focus for the Missouri Annual Conference,” said Bishop Farr. “We place a high priority on identifying the most gifted person to take our church planting and church revitalization efforts into a new era.”
The search will include internal and external candidates and will be open to laity and clergy from across the United Methodist connection. The Congregational Development team, chaired by Rev. Robyn Miller, will help serve as recruiters for the search. Qualifying candidates will be interviewed and selected by Bishop Farr and the affirmed by the Cabinet. The Bishop desires to have someone on the ground in Missouri by January 1, 2017.
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