The Road To Re-Opening the UMC
Re-opening church spaces for our members and our communities will require thoughtful planning. Join our online webinar and listen to discussion from a panel of church leaders. We will cover a variety of topics including strategies for re-opening buildings, safely gathering for worship and communicating plans to the community as we explore a path toward opening our spaces.
Who Will Be In The Discussion?
Dr. Ed Robb
The Woodlands UMC
Dr. Ed Robb is Senior Pastor at The Woodlands UMC in Houston, Texas. Serving the church for more than forty years, his vision and leadership have led the church to become one of the fastest growing churches in Methodism, with two campuses and over 14,000 members. He is the author of Mountaintop Moments. He and his wife, Beverly, have three adult children.
Church of the Resurrection
Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country with over 18,000 members. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America. Hamilton is a best-selling author. He has been married 30 years to LaVon. They have two grown daughters.
St. Luke's - Florida
Jenn Stiles Williams is the Lead Pastor at St. Luke’s UMC in Orlando, Fl. Before that she was St. Luke’s Executive Pastor overseeing all Connect, Grow, and Worship ministries which include children, youth, young adult, and adult ministries. She and her husband, John, have three children.
The Woodlands UMC
Susan Kent is the Pastor of Worship and Women's Ministry at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Asbury Seminary and in addition to teaching and leading at the church, she serves in the Texas Annual Conference and is the author of three Bible studies. She and her husband, Robert, have four children.
Tom Berlin serves as Lead Pastor of Floris UMC, a multi-site congregation in Fairfax County, Virginia with vital mission partnerships in Northern Virginia and around the globe. Tom serves as Chair of the Board of Governors for Wesley Theological Seminary and was a member of the UMC’s Commission on a Way Forward. He and his wife, Karen, have four daughters.
Impact Church - Atlanta
Olu Brown is the founding pastor of Impact Church, a young congregation in the East Point community of Metropolitan Atlanta. With Olu’s vision and leadership, Impact has grown from a core team of 25 people to more than 2,400 attendees each Sunday in person and 1,600 online. Impact Church is listed as one of the fastest growing large United Methodists Churches in the country.
Highland Park UMC
Paul Rasmussen has served as senior minister of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2013. His ministry has a definite outreach emphasis. He led the project to renovate and restore a satellite campus in East Dallas, build a family activity center and restore a new satellite campus in northwest Dallas. Paul and his wife, Ashley, have three children.
St. Luke's - Indiana
Rob Fuquay is the senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has served various congregations with his gifts of strong preaching, leadership development, and visioning. Rob is an author who wrote the best-selling study The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Statements of Jesus. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters.
Dr. Tom Harrison has served five diverse Oklahoma United Methodist congregations since 1979 and is completing his 27th year at Asbury Tulsa. He has served the Oklahoma Annual Conference in a variety of positions and has been a delegate to several General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Tom and his wife have been married for over 42 years and have three children and four grandchildren.