2014 Central MA Leadership Workshop

The Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter- is an ordained Elder in the UMC and has served black, white, urban rural, Picture1small, medium and large churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference.  During her three appointments she broke the color barrier, the gender barrier and the religion barrier.  Now, she serves as the Director of BridgeWorks—which creates healthy, vibrant congregations.

Mrs. Patti Bergman—Is the Coordinator of Prayer Ministries for the Lititz UMC in Lititz, PA. During her time as coordinator, she has grown the prayer ministry from an occasional necessity to a vibrant movement, and created a sacred and selected space for prayer.

Ms. Bonnie Marden-Development Associate, United Methodist Foundation of New England– She coaches congregations to implement effective stewardship strategies and financial management systems.

The Rev. Dr. Carl Schultz –  pastor at First UMC of Marlboro, MA; and Emeritus professor of Old Testament at Houghton College. He also led a number of study tours of the Holy Lands for students and alumni.