The Rev. Terry Hunt of Pembroke will join the Conference Connectional Ministries staff as Leadership Coordinator in July. In this new position, his primary responsibilities will be in church revitalization and connecting the local church with resources of the Conference and the General Church. Hunt also will serve as staff liaison to the Leadership Team of the Conference Connectional Table.
Hunt brings a variety of interests and experience to the work of the Conference. Seeking to “build up the Body of Christ by helping local congregations become healthy and effective places,” is his personal goal. “As a pastor he has led congregations to greater vitality by equipping leaders for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. He brings a love of teaching and experience in team-building for accomplishing the work of the church,” said the Rev. Carol Goehring, executive director of Conference Connectional Ministries.
A native of North Carolina, Hunt began his ministry as a student pastor while completing his bachelor’s degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has served congregations in the North Carolina Conference and in Kentucky, where he attended Asbury Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity degree. His current appointment is to Pembroke First UMC, in Pembroke. He is an ordained Elder in the NC Conference.
In his role in the Conference Hunt will provide coaching for leaders and congregations, joining the other staff in the Office of Connectional Ministries in this new venture to maximize the potential of lay and clergy leaders and their churches. In addition, he will resource the committees that make up the Leadership Team, including Multicultural Ministries, Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, and the Board of Laity.