The Ohio Conference Leadership Team, with the help of Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker, has been diligently working at finding leadership for the Conference to address several needs. We are looking for leadership to guide the missional movement that has become the desired focus of the Ohio Conference. In addition, the Leadership Team is seeking to ensure that executive functions are taken care of and that the “gathered” part of the Gathered and Sent* initiative is not neglected.

Ideas and plans are beginning to come together. We are presently working to determine what those job descriptions might look like.

I am handling the process from this point on so that we can free Cliff Brubaker to work at the “gathered” part of the Gathered and Sent initiative.

Our next Leadership Team meeting is Aug. 26, when we hope to firm up those plans so that we can inform you of what we have in mind.

It has been a daunting but rewarding task to this point, and our prayer is that it will continue to be rewarding for us and the Conference as we seek God’s guidance for the leadership of the Ohio Conference.

Thank you all for your past and continued prayers on our behalf.

— Bob Sauder, Conference Moderator

*For a quick review of the Gathered and Sent initiative, see