UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: William Chaney

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: William Chaney

William’s talk: The way to innovate is with your strengths, not by designing a community while focused on what you do not like. Design Thinking is what sparks innovation in some of our most creative expressions of church. William has served in full-time ministry...
UMC LEAD Speaker 2018: Mandy McDow

UMC LEAD Speaker 2018: Mandy McDow

Twitter: @RevMama Instagram: @MandySloan Mandy’s Talk: Ecclesiology for a post-Christian Era: The shifting nature of church – what it was, what it is, and what it could be. Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. After hearing her call...
UMC LEAD Speaker 2018: Trevor Warren

UMC LEAD Speaker 2018: Trevor Warren

Trevor’s talk: Storytelling can be a powerful discipleship tool that can shape how we as Christians see God and ourselves in the world. Born and raised in Texarkana, TX, Trevor Warren, 19, is a Senior at the Jesuit run Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, where he...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Néstor Gómez

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Néstor Gómez

Néstor’s talk: Social dancing can be used to build bridges among multiple communities, challenging the traditional Christian way of outreach/evangelism. Néstor A. Gómez Morales was born in Medellín, Colombia, South America, the middle son of three boys and a...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Margaret Gillikin

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Margaret Gillikin

Margaret’s talk: From Dreams to Reality: Generate Buy-In and Support for Your Ministry Vision with Existing Local Church, District and Conference Leaders. Rev. Margaret Gillikin is the Superintendent of the Trinity District, Rocky Mountain Conference. This...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Samantha Lewis

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Samantha Lewis

Twitter: @SamwiseLewee Instagram: @samanthalinae Sam’s talk in a tweet: “After feeling brokenness in being closeted, I have found hope in the love of God’s people in Alabama and California.” Sam Lewis is an associate pastor appointed to Los...