This Month's Issue

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Interview by Visitor Staff

Potomac Conference churches recently had the opportunity to receive funds to enhance their Media Ministries. (Read more here.) The Visitor staff interviewed Richard Castillo, Potomac’s Media director, for tips that all churches can use to improve this vital ministry. 

Visitor: What is the most important thing (social media-wise) churches can do to increase their reach? 

Robert Chandler recently joined the Columbia Union Conference team as the associate treasurer for Accounting Information Systems.

He previously served as the treasurer at the Northeastern Conference.

“Robert has a rare combination of knowledge and experience in nonprofit accounting and accounting information systems application,” says Emmanuel Asideu, treasurer.



Read and Share Articles from the January/February 2023 Visitor:

Editorial by Dave Weigley

When I used to ride motorcycles, I heard a saying, “There are only two kinds of motorcyclists: those who have been down, and those who will be down.” This is also true in the human experience. There are only two kinds of people: those who have been through a crisis and those who will encounter one in the future. Life is tough, fragile, unforgiving. 

Nelson Mandela’s example of perseverance in tough times has always inspired me. He was incarcerated for 27 years for resisting apartheid and other injustices in South Africa. During his sentence, he endured hard labor, toiling in hot, dry conditions without appropriate clothing. 

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

El mes pasado, Fred Manchur, director financiero de Kettering Health, se retiró de su cargo.

“Ha sido la mayor bendición de mi vida trabajar junto a los increíbles profesionales médicos y el personal de Kettering Health durante más de 20 años”, dice Manchur.

Michael Mewhirter, actual director financiero, se desempeñará como director ejecutivo interino.

Female attendees and guests gather at the first-ever Women Clergy Retreat. Photo by Kelly Butler Coe

Story by Lori Futcher / Photos by Brad Barnwell, V. Michelle Bernard and Kelly Butler Coe

"God has called you,” said Dave Weigley, president of the Columbia Union Conference, as he stood in front of a gathering of 50 female pastors, chaplains and theology students at the first-ever Columbia Union Women Clergy Retreat. “You have answered the call. Thank you for your service.”