Keynote sessions were led by Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, bishop of the Texas Conference.
This year featured LEaD Talks. Modeled after TED Talks, these 15- to 18-minute talks by clergy and lay people of the Great Plains Conference highlighted various aspects of "Culture of Call." You can view the LEaD Talk speakers and their topics and watch their videos below.
Additional videos from the Orders & Fellowship gathering including the opening and closing worship, campus ministry panel, the poetry slam and messy prayer.
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie serves as bishop of the Texas Annual Conference, having been assigned there in September 2004. The Texas Annual Conference is composed of 671 congregations and 284,482 members, spread throughout the eastern section of Texas. It includes Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, Texarkana, Longview, Tyler and College Station. Bishop Huie served as President of the Council of Bishops from May 2006 through May 2008, as president of the UMCOR Board of Directors in 2012 and as president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops in 2013. Bishop Huie has written an article titled "A New Paradigm for Clergy Leadership: Cultivating an Ecosystem of Excellence."