Guess Who

Date Posted: 12/12/2011

Next Guess Who Photo


This is the third picture in the new series in the Cross Connection: Each winner will be mentioned in the next edition where we will also reveal the baby’s IDENTITY with a brief write-up about the staff member’s role in the Conference office, and a new “baby face” to identify.


RULES: Each week, the first person to email Thelma Jones: with the right answer and contact information will win a prize. You may submit two guesses. Conference and District staff are excluded from entering and previous winners cannot re-enter.


HINT: Look at the Conference website for the first peek at the newspaper AND at the staff directory for current picture clues. Good Luck!

 Last time the photo was:

Name: Rev. B. T. (Billy Tom) Williamson, born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Favorite childhood memory:

I remember numerous occasions of participating in Vacation Bible School during the summertime. There were always lots of activities, stories, pageantry, friends to be with, and caring adults who

provided leadership and inspiration.


Career Path:

I attended college, seminary, and pursued graduate studies in communications. Prior to serving in the United Methodist Service Center, I served as a pastor in several local congregations. I have

been blessed to serve in the local congregation and on Cabinet with Bishops Hearn and Norris.


I was appointed to the Office of Ministerial Services in 2003 by Bishop Norris. I’ve since been privileged to serve as Director for the Center for Clergy Excellence and now as Assistant to the Bishop.


Favorite part of my job:

I enjoy the interaction with lots of different people and the opportunity for collaboration and creativity.


Hobbies: I do enjoy a good round of golf (when the score breaks 90!) and I have spent this year working out at the YMCA. My wife, Robin and I enjoy traveling and holidays with our family and friends.


Do you have a favorite scripture or life lesson to share?

I love the ‘friend’ aspect of John 15:12-17.


Complete this sentence.... Cross Connection readers would probably be surprised to know that:

I served in the Wisconsin Annual Conference for three years as associate pastor for the Bashford UMC in Madison, Wisconsin.