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BUMC Leadership Board

Blakemore UMC Leadership for 2019

Leadership Board
Chair: Kevin Walker (2021)
Leader of Staff-Parish Area: Joe Meko (2020)
Leader of Finance Area: John Jackson (2021)
Leader of Trustees Area: Cavit Cheshier, Joe Hensley-Templeton (2021)
Leader of Inviting Area: Emily Lovell (2021)
Leader of Worship Area: TBD
Leader of Outreach Area: Sarah Cloud (2020)
Leader of Faith Development Area: Cindy Kleinrock* (2021)
Leader of Stewardship Area: TBD
Leader of Nurture Area: Diane Lee-Smith (2020)
Leader of Communications Area: TBD
At-Large/Lay Delegate/Lay Leader: Lisa Lewis (2021)
Pastor: John Hill

Other Positions
Secretary: Rosanne Awbrey
Treasurer: Pat Roberts
Financial Secretary: Deanna McCulley
Bookkeeper: Gary Boling
Membership Secretary: Doris Fawcett
Alternate Lay Delegate to Annual Conference: Anne Kabiling
Boy Scouts Liaison: Sarah Cloud
Nominating Task Force (2019): Nancy Lawrence
Nominating Task Force (2020): Lanette O’Brien
Nominating Task Force (2021): Carolette Forbess

Endowment Committee
Class of 2019:     Patsye Candish            Ron Overfield
Class of 2020:     Susan Slater               Emily Lovell
Class of 2021:     Erin Spaulding             Eric Will
Ex Officio: John Hill, Kevin Walker, Trustees Rep., Pat Roberts

Blakemore Children’s Center
Marge Rajotte (chair), Cindy Kleinrock, Ace Forbess, Cheri Lindsley, Dorigen Lonergan
Non-voting: John Hill (pastor), Bonnie Spear (Director), Chelle Baldwin

 * = Kristi Walker to serve as co-chair but cannot officially be a member of Leadership Board because Kevin is the chair.

Leadership Board Priorities for 2019


In our work and conversations as Blakemore UMC Leadership Board, we want to reflect Christ’s love and grace. We realize that conflict, misunderstandings, and disagreements may prevent us from doing the work God has called us to complete. Therefore, we covenant together in these guidelines for loving relationships and values to guide our ministry.

  1. We promise to put Christ at the center of our work. Proverbs 3:5-6
  2. We promise to value each other as gifts from God and will work to live and work in respectful relationship. John 13:34
  3. We promise to maintain relationships of confidentiality when necessary, especially in matters of personal growth. Proverbs 25:9
  4. We promise to maintain and seek clear, complete, direct, and transparent communication with church membership in regards to Leadership Board decisions and discussions whenever possible. Ephesians 4:25
  5. We promise to be good stewards of our time together for the benefit of one another and the congregation we serve. 1 Corinthians 4:1
  6. We commit to being positive and solution minded, keeping in mind the grace afforded to us by Christ. Philippians 4:8-9
  7. We commit to process major strategies and decisions as a team, allowing for emergency situations to be addressed by e-mail or phone. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  8. We accept disagreement, conflict, and evaluation as normal and natural. In this regard, we will seek to deal constructively with disagreements or conflicts by practicing appreciative inquiry. 1 Corinthians 1:10
  9. We, as those forgiven by God, seek also to be a forgiving team, offering God’s forgiveness to one another and others with whom we have opportunity to share the forgiving nature of Christ. Colossians 3:13
  10. We promise to support one another and the work of the Leadership Board through prayer; to walk hand-in-hand though we may not see eye-to-eye. Ephesians 4:31-5:2