New and Mid-Career Clergy Enter APL Program

Date Posted: 9/13/2012

Please join us in congratulating the 15 clergy participating in this exciting 5-year leadership development program funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The 2012-13 class of participants in Advancing Pastoral Leadership Program will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of leading pastors and community leaders while developing their capacity for fruitful leadership. 

This five-year program is an extraordinary opportunity for focused and intentional leadership development and information designed to equip Texas Conference elders with 30 potential years of remaining service to the church. 

To support and encourage significant development, The Center for Clergy Excellence will pair each individual with an executive coach and will choose a clergy mentor. The 2012 APL program will begin with an October retreat.  

Advancing Pastoral Leadership 2012 Class

Rhett Ansley, FUMC Longview

Josh Hale, Perritte Memorial UMC

Daniel Irving, Memorial Drive Houston

Lynn Kilbourne, FUMC Conway, AR

Nathan Kilbourne, Asbury UMC Little Rock, AR

Jessica LaGrone, The Woodlands UMC

Brad Morgan, St. Paul Bridge City

Andrew Payne, St. Mark’s Baytown

Lance Richards, Lexington and Blue UMC

Andy Stoker, Walnut Hill UMC Dallas

Julius Wardley, TSU Wesley Foundation

Katy Ware, Trinity UMC Beaumont

Brittany Richardson Watson, Highland Valley UMC Little Rock, AR

Mark Welshimer, First Methodist Houston

Rodney Whitfield, FUMC Richardson