Leah Wiebe-Smith will become Director of the Center for Leadership Excellence, effective July 1, 2017. The Center for Leadership Excellence will continue the work of the Academy for Leadership Excellence in leadership development while guiding the leadership efforts of the offices within the North Carolina Conference. We give thanks for the leadership of Bill Gattis for the past three years and celebrate the ways in which the Academy for Leadership Excellence has advanced the effectiveness and fruitfulness of Christ’s ministry in our conference.
Ernesto Barriguete will become Director of Multicultural Ministries effective July 1. We give thanks for the ministry of Rev. Dr. Terry Hunt, who has served in the role of Leadership Team Coordinator for the past six years.