In August and September, Ohio Conference Missional Consultant Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg led several missional training events focusing on developing leadership and growing missional communities.

In the quest for developing leaders, she emphasized the need to look for people who are teachable and available, and the need to focus on the gifts of the people who are being called, rather than pushing them to fill roles in programs which our congregations have already developed.

Although Jessica is moving to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, she has been working to train others to continue missional training in the Conference.