Dear Laity, Clergy, and Congregations of the Wisconsin Conference,
We want to express our deepest gratitude for your commitment to our shared mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We know the disaffiliation process throughout The United Methodist Church and our local faith communities has been difficult. In acknowledging this challenging season, we also hold true to the power and glory of God, that in our “proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor,” our connection is strengthened.
Together, we are meeting physical and spiritual needs locally. We celebrate persons responding to God’s call to serve (lay and clergy).
Because of our United Methodist connection, we celebrate:
100% apportionment payment to the general church
Missional support through the Advance Specials and Special Sunday Offerings
Wisconsin Conference Licensing School
Beloved Community Initiative
Board of Laity – Certified Lay Ministers program
Camps and camp scholarships
New Ministry Plants, including chartering new congregations
UMCOR Disaster response
…and so much more!
Because of our collective time, talent, gifts, service, and witness, we can celebrate and will continue celebrating all that will emerge in 2024.
As we look to the future, let's remember the importance of our United Methodist connection and our profession as disciples of Jesus Christ. Thank you for doing your part as a layperson, clergyperson, or faith community member in the Wisconsin Conference; you are strengthening our connection as we focus on God’s faithful future.
With great appreciation,
The Wisconsin Conference Appointive Cabinet
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
Barbara Certa-Werner, Clergy Assistant to Bishop
Tsuker Yang, North Central District Superintendent, Dean of the Cabinet
Park Hunter, North East District Superintendent
PyungAhn "Peace" Kim, North West District Superintendent
Amanda Stein, South West District Superintendent
Ebenezer Insor, South East District Superintendent
Sue D'Alessio, Director of Connectional Ministries
Scott Carlson, Director of Congregational Development