The South Queensland District Conference was held on the 27th and 28th of September 2018. The venue was Three Sixteen WMC who did a fantastic job hosting the event.
Pastor Brett Hoy led us in worship each day and we were blessed with a daily devotional by Rev Kay Fulcher (Glass House WMC) and Jeanie Trudel (Principal of Christian Heritage College). Rev Dr Lex Akers chaired our business sessions very competently and sometimes entertainingly.
I am proud to report the following leaders who were elected to district positions:
Rev Rex Rigby was re-elected to serve as our District Superintendent for another 2 years; Rev Rob Simpson was also re-elected to serve as our Assistant District Superintendent.
Scott Griffith was elected to serve as our Youth Director, Jade Griffith to serve as our Women’s Director, Warwick Stone as our Prayer Secretary, Claire Markotanyos as our Young Adults Director, and Bonnie Thompson as our Children’s Director. Other re-elections were Jeff Adams as Secretary, Gordon Kuss as Treasurer, Doug Ring as Statistician and Rod Hall as World Missions Director.
You might have thought that after all that electing we had been doing, there wouldn’t be time for anything else – But wait! There’s more!
Elective sessions were run after each business session. The topics for these sessions were Church boards (by Rev Rob Simpson), Membership (by Rev Dr Lex Akers), policies and compliance (by Jeff Adams), and Worship (by Ps Brett Hoy). There was also a Kids Forum and a Youth Forum, where questions could be answered by our district’s kids and youth professionals.
I personally felt blessed to have been involved in a wonderful conference attended by amazing leaders. I have huge confidence that the South Qld District of the Wesleyan Methodist Church is heading in the right direction and I praise God for the work he is doing through his faithful servants.
Bless you all and see you next year!