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1 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE 2016 JOURNAL

2 2016 JOURNAL CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HELD AT THE AMERICAN BANK CENTER CORPUS CHRISTI, TX JUNE 9-12, 2016 BISHOP ROBERT SCHNASE PRESIDING Edited by Mickey McCandless Conference Secretary

3 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL HISTORICAL SESSIONS HISTORICAL SESSIONS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCES Rio Grande Conference El ministerio de La Iglesia Metodista Unida a través de la Conferencia Río Grande, tuvo sus precursores ya desde 1815, tanto en ministros de las fronteras como en los Colportores de las Sociedades Bíblicas y en algunas de las comunidades de fe de los Colonos de Texas. Los esfuerzos ya más instituidos, empero, trazan su historial a dos de los ramos del metodismo: La Iglesia Metodista Episcopal y La Iglesia Metodista Episcopal del Sur. La Iglesia Metodista Episcopal principia en 1850 con nombramientos a Nuevo México, a través de la Conferencia de Oregón y California y de la Sociedad Misionera, y posteriormente, a través de varias otras Conferencias. Estos primeros esfuerzos, si bien terminan en 1856, darán como fruto una Misión en Peralta. Dicha Misión continuaría por sí misma, bajo liderazgo fiel de algunos laicos, hasta 1871 que es cuando se prosigue ya en forma de un Distrito parte de la Conferencia de Colorado. En 1876 este Distrito, bilingüe por cierto, se constituye en la Misión de Nuevo México la cual continúa siendo parte, hasta 1884, de la Conferencia de Colorado. La obra toma nuevo curso, manteniendo aún su relación con la Conferencia de Colorado hasta 1891, pero reorganizándose en 1885 para dar lugar a la Misión Española de Nuevo México la cual posteriormente, al verse fortalecida se convierte, en 1892, en Conferencia Misionera Española de Nuevo México. En 1915 y hasta 1924, las obras de habla española y habla inglesa se vuelven a unir, formándose la bilingüe Conferencia de Nuevo México. En 1924 otra reorganización se hace necesaria y de ella nos viene la Misión Española del Suroeste la cual, en 1932, se hace Misión Latino Americana, continuando así hasta Finalmente, de 1937 a 1939, la obra se organiza como Misión de Nuevo México. Durante este periodo la mayoría de los obreros mantienen su membresía clerical en la Conferencia de Nuevo México de 1924 a 1927, en la Conferencia Misionera de Nuevo México en 1928 y en varias otras Conferencias, hasta la unificación de los metodismos de La Iglesia Metodista Episcopal del Sur, por su parte, principia en 1859 con nombramientos a El Paso y a San Antonio, a través de la Conferencia Misionera del Río Grande, los que durarían uno y dos años respectivamente. En 1871 se reanudan los esfuerzos con un nombramiento a Corpus Christi, a través de la Conferencia del Oeste de Texas, que da como fruto un Distrito. La obra crece y en 1885 se establece como Conferencia Fronteriza Misionera Mexicana. En 1890 dicha Conferencia se divide en dos, naciendo la Conferencia Noroeste Misionera Mexicana. En los años se da la primera reorganización en base a obra en Estados Unidos y obra en México, por lo que se forma la Misión Mexicana de Texas en 1914 y al Conferencia Fronteriza Mexicana en La Misión Mexicana de Texas, sin embargo, mantiene la mayoría de su membresía clerical en México en la Conferencia Fronteriza Misionera Mexicana en 1914 y en la Conferencia Fronteriza Mexicana hasta Por otro lado, en 1918 se da la reorganización de la obra occidental y se forma, con ello, la Conferencia Mexicana y la Misión Mexicana del Occidente Es así que a partir de 1918 y hasta 1930 la Misión Mexicana de Texas y la Misión Mexicana del Occidente mantiene la mayoría de su membresía clerical en la Conferencia Mexicana. En 1930 se da la separación definitiva de la obra mexicana y estadounidense y ambas Misiones pasan a ser Conferencia Mexicana de Texas y Conferencia Mexicana del Occidente, respectivamente, continuando así hasta la mencionada unificación del En 1939, con la formación de La Iglesia Metodista, se dio también la unificación de la Misión de Nuevo México, la Conferencia Mexicana de Texas y la Conferencia Mexicana del Occidente, formándose la Conferencia Mexicana del Suroeste, la cual cambia de nombre en 1947 a Conferencia del Río Grande. El Primero de Enero del 2015, La Conferencia Río Grande de la Iglesia Unida Metodista y La Conferencia Southwest Texas de la Iglesia Metodista Unida se unificaron para formar un sola conferencia; La Conferencia Rio Texas de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Iglesia Metodista Episcopal COCa/VC MNM (CC) CC MENM (CC) CMENM CNM MES (CNM) MES (CMNM) CMNM MES (VC) MLA (VC) MNM (VC) Iglesia Metodista Episcopal del Sur CMRG COT CFMM CMNM MMT(CFMM) MMT (CFM) MMT (CM) CM MMO (CM) CMT CMO

4 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 3 La Iglesia Metodista Conferencia Mexicana del Suroeste Conferencia del Río Grande La Iglesia Metodista Unida CONFERENCIA DEL RIO GRANDE RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE 2015 (united with the Southwest Texas Conference in 2015) HISTORICAL SESSIONS IGLESIA METODISTA EPISCOPAL COCa = Conferencia de Oregón y California CC = Conferencia de Colorado MNM = Misión de Nuevo México MENM = Misión Española de Nuevo México MMT = Misión Mexicana de Texas CMENM = Conferencia Misionera Española de México CNM = Conferencia de Nuevo México MES = Misión Española del Suroeste CMNM = Conferencia Misionera de Nuevo México VC = Varias Conferencias IGLESIA METODISTA EPISCOPAL DEL SUR CMRG = Conferencia Misionera de Rio Grande COT = Conferencia del Oeste de Texas CFMN = Conferencia Fronteriza Misionera México CFM = Conferencia Fronteriza Mexicana CM = Conferencia Mexicana MMO = Misión Mexicana del Occidente CMT = Conferencia Mexicana de Texas CMO = Conferencia Mexicana de Occidente MLA = Misión Latino Americana SOUTHWEST TEXAS CONFERENCE The History of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference began in 1858, when the Rio Grande Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South was organized. This became the Rio Grande Annual Conference in 1864, and the name was changed to the West Texas Conference in In 1918, the German Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South (all except three charges in East Bernard and Houston) merged with the West Texas Conference. The German Mission Conference had been organized in 1874, when the German Charges, which had been at one time or another in the Louisiana, Texas and Rio Grande Conference, were organized into a Conference. In 1874, the Southern German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized, and this became the Southern Conference (German) in The Gulf Mission, which held its first session in 1893, became the Gulf Mission Conference in 1897, and the Gulf Annual Conference in In 1912, the Southern Swedish Mission Conference was organized. In 1926, the three Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Gulf Annual Conference, the Southern Swedish Mission Conference, and the Southern Conference (German), were united in the Southern Conference. In 1939, the Southwest Texas Conference boundaries were established and all of the charges of the former West Texas Conference and of the Southern Conference within its boundaries were united into the Southwest Texas Conference. On May 27, 1970, a certain portion of the West Texas Conference of the former Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church and the Southwest Texas Conference merged into one new conference now know as the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. On January 1, 2015, The Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church unified into one conference to become The Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

5 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL HISTORICAL SESSIONS GERMAN MISSION CONFERENCE (METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH) CONFERENCE OF THE FORMER METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Gulf Mission Gulf Mission Conference Gulf Annual Conference Southern Swedish Mission Conference Southern German Conference Southern Conference (German) Southern Conference (United) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH Rio Grande Mission Conference Rio Grande Annual Conference West Texas Annual Conference A record of the sessions of the Conference listed above is recorded on pages of the 1962 Journal of the Southwest Texas Conference. The Methodist Church Southwest Texas Conference The United Methodist Church Southwest Texas Conference (merged with West Texas Conference in 1970) The Rio Texas Conference (united with the Rio Grande Conference in 2015) Sessions of the Rio Texas Annual Conference since the unification of the former Rio Grande and Southwest Texas Conferences, January 1, Note: A listing of the sessions of the former Rio Grande and Southwest Texas Conferences held prior to January 1, 2015, can be found in the 2014 editions of the Journals of these former conferences. The Rio Grande Conference of The United Methodist Church No Place Date P re sid i ng S e cret ar y Jou r na l Ed itor 1 Corpus Christi June 11, 2015 Bishop James Dorff David Seilheimer Mickey McCandless 2 Corpus Christi June 9, 2016 Bishop Robert Schnase Mickey McCandless Mickey McCandless

6 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 5 OFFICERS BISHOP ROBERT SCHNASE Presiding Bishop of the San Antonio Area The United Methodist Church Rio Texas Conference UNITED METHODIST CENTER HUEBNER ROAD, SAN ANTONIO, TX TOLL FREE

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8 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 7 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE EXTENDED CABINET MEMBERS OFFICERS Front Row, Left to Right: Bishop Robert Schnase; Bishop Janice Huie, Bishop Joel Martinez Back Row, Left to Right: Virgilio Vázquez Garza, Assistant to the Episcopal Office and Board of Ordained Ministry Administrator; Robert Lopez, Crossroads District Superintendent; Steve Purdy, West District Superintendent; John Wright, Hill Country District Superintendent; Teresa Welborn, Capital District Superintendent; Carl Rohlfs, Las Misiones District Superintendent; Laura Merrill, El Valle District Superintendent; Ruben Saenz, Jr., Director of Connectional Ministries and Vitality Center Not Pictured: Eradio Valverde, Coastal Bend District Superintendent

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10 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 9 CONFERENCE STAFF Position Name Phone Toll Free President Bishop Robert Schnase (210) (888) Executive Assistant to Bishop Dorff Dalia Trevino (210) (888) Assistant to the Episcopal Office and Board of Ordained Ministry Administrator Virgilio Vázquez Garza (210) (888) Administrative Assistant Alicia Leyva (210) (888) Treasurer, Executive Director of Administrative Serivce Center William C. Wyman, Jr (210) (888) Administrative Assistant Nan Pyle (210) (888) Director of Connectional Ministries and Vitality Center Laura Merrill (210) (888) Executive Assistant Lynette Ramon (210) (888) Conference Secretary Mickey McCandless (210) (888) Director of Congregational and New Faith Community Vitality Bob Allen (210) (888) Director of Outreach Vitality Abel Vega (210) (888) Administrative Assistant Shelly Kennerdell (210) (888) Director of Communications and Media Support Will Rice (210) (888) Administrative Assistant and Receptionist Sylvia Trevino (210) (888) Communications and Media Support Austin Newton (210) (888) Executive Director of the Office for Clergy Development Marcus Freeman (210) (888) Administrative Assistant Eve Albert (210) (888) Comptroller Adria Maylone-Gomez (210) (888) Accounts Receivable/Apportionments Ruby Hernandez (210) (888) Accounts Payable Monica Moore (210) (888) Financial Integrity/Staff Accountant Grace Amaugwu (210) (888) Associate Director of Human Resources Isabel Munoz (210) (888) Property & Liability Insurance Tina Whitaker (210) (888) Mount Wesley Administrator Christian Moore (830) OFFICERS DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS Capital District 1221 W Ben White Blvd, Ste. 201A (512) Teresa Welborn Austin, TX Coastal Bend District 3510 Gollihar Rd. (361) Eradio Valverde Corpus Christi, TX Crossroads District 5606 N. Navarro, Suite 200 C&D (361) Robert Lopez Victoria, TX Hill Country District 222 Sidney Baker South, Ste. 528 (830) John Wright Kerrville TX El Valle District 1909 W. Harrison (956) Laura Merrill Harlingen, TX Las Misiones District Huebner Road (210) Carl Rohlfs San Antonio, TX West District 1315 S. Abe St. (325) Steve Purdy San Angelo, TX

11 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL DIRECTORY OF CAMPUS MINISTERS OFFICERS CAMPUS MINISTERS COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ADDRESS PHONE David Morena UT-RGV & STC Rusty Teeter UT - Austin rusty@texaswesley.com Don Brewington Huston-Tillotson University debrewington@htu.edu Matt Pennington Del Mar College, Texas A & M matt@sjmethodist.com Ryan Jenson Texas State University pastorryanj@gmail.com Johnny Silva San Antonio College UT-SA Trinity University umcm.director@gmail.com Wanda Ritchea Victoria College U of H-Victoria ucmvictx@yahoo.com Sally Cook Texas Lutheran University scook@tlu.edu Olga Samples Davis St. Phillip s College cmhe@att.net Lori Browder Jones Angelo State University lori.jones811@yahoo.com Megan Otto University UMC ottomegan@gmail.com Title Names, Phone Chairperson, Uniting Table Rev. Ralph Mann Bulverde UMC, Hwy 281 N, San Antonio, TX Conference Chancellor Conference Statistician Chairperson, Finance Table President, Board of Trustees Conference Lay Leader Associate Secretary for Daily Procedings Lay Servant Ministry United Methodist Women United Methodist Men Mr. Jay Brim 2525 Wallingwood, Building 14, Austin, TX Mr. Oscar Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio, TX Ms. Debbie Steinbach 1201 Live Oak St., Brady, TX Rev. William Knobles 701 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX Ralph G. Thompson P.O. Box 3400, San Angelo, TX Ruth Lopezl Sam Dubberly (LSM), 400 CR 731, Yancey, TX , Lillie B. Williams, 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX Cary Boddeker 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin, TX (512)

12 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 11 SECTION 2 DIRECTORY OF CONFERENCE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, AND CHURCHES AGENCY ADDRESS PHONE# Cathedral Oaks/Retreat Center 1225 CR 248, Weimer TX (979) Concho Valley Regional Food Bank PO Box 1207, San Angelo, TX (915) co*kesbury Orders (800) Curric-U-Phone (800) Ecumenical Center for Religion & Health 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr., San Antonio, TX (210) General Board of Church and Society 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC (202) GBCS Service Department (800) General Board of Discipleship PO Box , Nashville, TN (877) GBD Resource Orders (800) GBD Resources Information (800) General Board of Higher Ed./Ministry th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) General Board of Global Ministries 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 1O115 (212) GBD Service Center 7820 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH (513) General Board of Pensions 1201 Davis St., Evanston, IL (800) General Council on Finance & Adm th Ave S, Nashville, TN (615) General Comm. (Status & Role of Women) 77 W Washington Ste 1009, Chicago, IL (800) Golden Age Home (Lockhart) 1505 South Main, Lockhart, TX (512) Good Neighbor Settlement House 1254 E. Tyler, Brownsville, TX (956) Holding Institute 1102 Santa Maria Ave, Laredo, TX (956) Huston-Tillotson College 900 Chicon, Austin, TX (512) Info Serve (800) Lon Morris College 800 College Ave, Jacksonville, TX (903) Lydia Patterson Institute Box 11, El Paso, TX (915) The Methodist Home 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX (254) Methodist Hospital 7700 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX (210) Morningside Ministries 700 Babco*ck Rd., San Antonio, TX (210) Mount Wesley Conference Center 610 Methodist Encampment Rd Kerrville TX (830) Perkins School of Theology, SMU PO Box , Dallas, TX (214) Providence Place 6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio, TX (210) St. Paul School of Theology 5123 Truman Road., Kansas City, MO (816) South Central Jurisdictional Office PO Box 61069, Oklahoma City, OK (405) Southern Methodist University 6185 Airline Rd. Ste. 310B, Dallas, TX (214) Southside Community Center 518 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX (512) Southwestern University PO Box 770, Georgetown, TX (512) Texas IMPACT 221 E 9th St. Ste. 403 Austin, TX (512) Texas Methodist Foundation Boulder Lane, Ste. 100, Austin TX (512) Texas Wesleyan University 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX (817) UM Healthcare Ministries of So TX, Inc Medical Drive, San Antonio, TX (210) United Methodist Communications PO Box 320. Nashville, TN (615) United Methodist Publishing House PO Box 801, Nashville, TN (615) Wesley Community Center PO Box 586, Robstown, TX (361) Wesley Community Centers., Inc Fitch, San Antonio, TX (210) Wesley Learning Center 1701 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX (210) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

13 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL SECTION A DIRECTORY OF CONFERENCE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE NAME ADDRESS PHONE Paul Thomas Barton PO Box , Dallas TX (214) Laura Brewster 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin TX (956) Carlos Cloyd PO Box 339, Blanco TX (512) Richard Leggett PO Box 672, Bastrop TX (281) Ricky Sanderford 4200 N. McColl Road, McAllen TX (956) ADMINISTRATION TEAM NAME ADDRESS PHONE Zeda Alvarado 888 Brushy Creek Drive, Lakehills TX (210) Valli Blair PO Box 553, Kingsville TX (210) Jim Brown Running Deer Drive, Bulverde TX (913) Warren Camarano 6107 Blazing Trail, San Antonio TX (210) Paul Lynd Escamilla 2140 Allandale Road, Austin TX (512) Bill Knobles 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX (210) Laura Merrill Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (956) Barbara Mobley 318 Gulfton Dr, Portland TX (361) Maria Vela 501 Westgate, Seguin TX (830) Leonard Woods (C) 8310 Lewis Mountain Dr., Austin TX (512) Bill Wyman Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) (C) Chair AGENDA AND WORSHIP COMMITTEE NAME ADDRESS PHONE Cary Boddeker (UMM) 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin TX (512) Paul Lynd Escamilla (W) 2140 Allandale Road, Austin TX (512) Robert Lopez (D) 5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 200 C & D, Victoria TX (361) Mickey McCandless (CS) 4507 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX (210) Laura Merrill (D) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (956) Steve Purdy (D) 1315 South Abe St., San Angelo TX (325) Carl Rohlfs (D) Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Ralph Thompson (CLL) PO Box 3400, San Angelo TX (325) Eradio Valverde (D) 3510 Gollihar Rd., Corpus Christi TX (361) Teresa Welborn (D) 1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 201a, Austin TX (512) Lillie Williams (UMW) 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX (210) John Wright (D) 222 Sidney Baker South Ste 528, Kerrville TX (512) Bill Wyman (CT) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) (CLL) Conference Lay Leader, (CS) Conference Secretary, (CT) Conference Treasurer, (D) District Superintendent, (UMW) UMW President, (UMM) United Methodist Men President, (W) Worship Team Coordinator

14 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 13 BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY NAME ADDRESS PHONE Peter Aguilar 1205 B Street, Floresville TX (830) James Amerson 508 N. Center Street, San Antonio TX (210) Edgar Avitia 123 West 104th St., 10-g, New York NY (212) Denise Ann Barker PO Box , San Antonio TX (210) Ryan Barnett 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX (830) David Blanco (VC) 231 East North Loop Road, San Antonio TX Scott Bradford PO Box 99, Dripping Springs TX (512) Laura Brewster 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin TX (956) Francisco Campos 8930 Victoria Lake, San Antonio TX (830) Juan Cantu 9739 Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (956) Pam Dykehouse 4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland TX (361) Ed Engleking 2206 Baltusrol Drive, Austin TX (512) Paul Lynd Escamilla 2140 Allandale Road, Austin TX (512) Thelma Herrera Flores PO Box 64394, Fort Worth TX (817) Austin Frederick 4499 Medical Drive #399, San Antonio TX (210) Jason Fry Northwest Blvd., Corpus Christi TX (830) Bernie Garzon PO Box 10210, San Antonio TX (210) Colleen Haley PO Box 178, Mason TX (830) Madeline Henners 703 E Bowie, Luling TX (512) Phillip Hoeflinger 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX (830) Bill Johnson 117 Loma Vista, Kerrville TX (830) Ray Kiser 1502 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin TX (512) Adam Knight (C) 231 E. North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Javier Leyva PO Box 413, Seguin TX (956) Carol Loeb 4610 Lomond Drive, Corpus Christi TX (361) Ella Luna (S) 200 Brushy Street, Austin TX (214) Kristine Martinez 7066 South Hwy 123, Seguin TX (830) David Henry Miron 37 East Beauregard, San Angelo TX (210) Juan Osorio 708 Jay Ave., McAllen TX (956) Prissy Patterson 1904 Ivy Lane, Edinburg TX (956) Max Perez 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio TX (915) Isidro E Pina 705 E. University Drive, Edinburg TX (361) Abraham Ramirez 228 S Main St, Donna TX (210) Tamara Jean Strehli 4522 College Hills Blvd, San Angelo TX (325) Ralph Thompson PO Box 3400, San Angelo TX (325) Leslie Tomlinson PO Box 397, Llano TX (210) Robert Tripson 117 Village Green, Victoria TX (361) Maribel Vazquez P.O. Box 3185, El Paso TX (915) Elizabeth Ruth Wright PO Box 25, Edinburg TX (512) (C) Chair, (VC) Vice Chair, (S) Secretary AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

15 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL BOARD OF PENSIONS NAME ADDRESS PHONE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Zeda Alvarado 888 Brushy Creek Drive, Lakehills TX (210) Gary Anderson (C) Coalwood Lane, Austin TX (512) Mario Barrera (VC) 135 W. Gramercy Pl, San Antonio TX Rodolfo Cajiri 1120 E. Fremont St., Laredo TX (956) Raquel Feagins 8906 Brae Bend, San Antonio TX (210) Pat Greenwood 2017 Hays St., San Antonio TX (210) Alvaro Guzman 156 Biscayne Loop, Laredo TX (956) Greg Hackett 900 S. Shoreline, Corpus Christi TX (361) Sue Huntsman 612 N. Johnson St., Karnes City TX (830) Teresa Keese PO Box 574, Brady TX (325) Danielle Knapp (S) PO Box 787, Point Comfort TX (830) Tony LoBasso Bluffmont, San Antonio TX (210) Scott Maderer P.O. Box 667, Lakehills TX (210) Ralph Mann Hwy 281 N, San Antonio TX (830) Mario Olivarez 6629 Whitewing Dr, Corpus Christi TX (361) Terry Schoenert 2907 Barrel Oak, San Antonio TX (210) Michele Segura Bearcat, Boerne TX (830) (C) Chair, (VC) Vice Chair, (S) Secretary BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAME ADDRESS PHONE David Ancira 3202 Bengston Street, Austin TX (512) Sam Blanco PO Box H, Lyford TX (956) Mary Jane Caudill Legends Lane, Austin TX (512) Richard Irizarry 161 Mimosa Street, Rio Grande City TX (956) Elizabeth G. Jimenez (S) 206 Lake Lugano Rd., Laredo TX (956) Bill Knobles (C) 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX (210) Ella Luna 200 Brushy Street, Austin TX (214) Jim G. Martin No Le Hace Dr., Fair Oaks Ranch TX (830) Anna McArthur 2901 S. Brahma Blvd. #D-1, Kingsville TX (361) Letty Ortegon 2408 Palmhurst, Mission TX (956) Kevin Reed 6002 Satsuma Cove, Austin TX (512) John Saint PO Box 487, San Saba TX (512) Bill Wyman (CT) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) (C) Chair, (CT) Conference Treasurer, (S) Secretary COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY NAME ADDRESS PHONE Rosa Aldape 125 Sherwood St., San Marcos TX (512) C.D. Barrington 3139 Whitewing Lane, San Antonio TX (210) Freda Barrington (X) 3139 Whitewing Lane, San Antonio TX (210) Paul Thomas Barton PO Box , Dallas TX (214) Valli Blair (C) PO Box 553, Kingsville TX (210) Elva Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio TX (210) Ollie W. Giles 524 Valley St, San Marcus TX (512) Elizabeth G. Jimenez (S) 206 Lake Lugano Rd., Laredo TX (956) Elizabeth Lopez 1107 Plum St, Floresville, TX (830) Mickey McCandless (CS) 4507 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX (210) Penny Robbins 205 Crabapple Road, Kendalia TX (830) Bonnie R Saenz (CA) 9255 Foxgrove Way, San Antonio TX (210) Bill Wyman (CT) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) Tricia Zaiontz-Newcomer PO Box 418, George West TX (512) (C) Chair, (S) Secretary, (CS) Conference Secretary, (CT) Conference Treasurer, (CA) Conference Archivist, (X) Ex Officio

16 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 15 COMMITTEE ON EPISCOPACY NAME ADDRESS PHONE Edgar Avitia 123 West 104th St., 10-g, New York NY (212) Jim Brown Running Deer Drive, Bulverde TX (913) Ricky Burk 205 E. James St., Boerne TX (830) Minerva Canales 4750 Grand Junction #15, Corpus Christi TX (361) Juan Cantu 9739 Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (956) Robert Glenn 227 S Acme Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Daesub Han PO Box 1049, Woodsboro TX (210) Cindy Johnson 5593 Birders Cv, Brownsville TX (956) Teresa Keese PO Box 574, Brady TX (325) Raquel Mariscal 550 Gettysburg, San Antonio TX (210) Jose Mercado 555 Gettysburg, San Antonio TX (210) Laura Merrill (C) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (956) Christian Moore 1225 County Road 248, Weimar TX (979) Freddy Nieto Hwy 186, Raymondville TX (956) Jason Teague 301 E Graves St, Burnet TX (361) Abel Vega (C) Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX (210) (C) Co-Chair COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS NAME ADDRESS PHONE Cary Boddeker (UMM) 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin TX (512) Aaron Buttery 8911 John Barret Dr., San Antonio TX (210) Mary Helen Frazier (AL) Camino Real, Kyle TX (512) Robert Lopez 5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 200 C & D, Victoria TX (361) Raquel Mariscal (AL) 550 Gettysburg, San Antonio TX (210) Laura Merrill Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (956) Linda Montgomery (AL) PO Box 243, Pearsall TX (210) Sandra Nieto (AL) State Highway 186 E, Raymondville TX (956) Steve Purdy 1315 South Abe St., San Angelo TX (325) Ysabel Ramirez (AL), (210) Carl Rohlfs Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Ralph Thompson (CLL) PO Box 3400, San Angelo TX (325) Eradio Valverde 3510 Gollihar Rd., Corpus Christi TX (361) Maria Vela (AL) 501 Westgate, Seguin TX (830) Ashton Ward 8103 Green Forrest, San Antonio TX (210) Teresa Welborn 1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 201a, Austin TX (512) Lillie Williams (UMW) 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX (210) John Wright (D) 222 Sidney Baker South Ste 528, Kerrville TX (512) (AL) At Large, (CLL) Conference Lay Leader, (D) District Superintendent AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES COMMITTEE ON STANDING RULES NAME ADDRESS PHONE Edgar Avitia 123 West 104th St., 10-g, New York NY (212) Bertha Castaneda 4410 Shaw, Corpus Christi TX (361) Mike Cave PO Box 137, Hunt TX (210) Elva Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio TX (210) Barbara Mobley 318 Gulfton Dr, Portland TX (361) Eddie Pinchback 7617 Antique Oak St, San Antonio TX (210)

17 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES DEVELOPING LEADERS VISION TEAM NAME ADDRESS PHONE Paul Thomas Barton (C) PO Box , Dallas TX (214) Cary Boddeker (UMM) 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin TX (512) Sam Dubberly (LSM) 400 CR 731, Yancey TX (210) Marcus Freeman (SL) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) Jon Herrin 2548 Palm Circle, Rio Grande City TX (956) Prissy Patterson (BOOM) 1904 Ivy Lane, Edinburg TX (956) Margot Perez-Greene (VC) 1001 Avenue I, El Campo TX (512) Ralph Thompson (CLL) PO Box 3400, San Angelo TX (325) Ashton Ward 8103 Green Forrest, San Antonio TX (210) Lillie Williams (UMW) 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX (210) Elizabeth Ruth Wright (BOOM) PO Box 25, Edinburg TX (512) (C) Chair, (CLL) Conference Lay Leader, (LSM) Lay Servant Ministry, (VC) Vice Chair, (S) Secretary (BOOM) Board of Ordained Ministry), (SL) Staff Liaison FINANCE TABLE NAME ADDRESS PHONE Debbie Steinbach (C) 1201 Live Oak St., Brady, TX Baldemar Barrera PO Box 328, Crystal City TX (830) Warren Camarano 6107 Blazing Trail, San Antonio TX (210) Isaac Davila 919 Hollyfield, Mission TX (956) Tom Deviney Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX (512) Oscar Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio TX (210) Aaron Gonzalez 7709 Knowlton Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Georgia Johnson 6505 Auburn Hill Street, Austin TX (512) Jaime Mariscal 1911 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin TX (512) Jim Noble PO Box 457, Sterling City TX (325) Sandy Pacheco 992 County Road 126, Floresville TX (830) Jose Palos 5223 Ebony, San Antonio TX (210) Linda Rodriguez (S) 1319 Harvey, McAllen TX (956) Kelli Williamson 814 N. San Antonio, Port Lavaca TX (361) Becky Ysaguirre 252 Silver Spur Drive, New Braunfels TX (210) (C) Chair, (S) Secretary INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE NAME ADDRESS PHONE Chris Bistline (A) FM 2252, San Antonio TX (512) Sam Blanco (A) PO Box H, Lyford TX (956) Robert Corpus (A) 1302 NW 22nd St., San Antonio TX Steve Fieldcamp PO Box 266, Liberty Hill TX (361) Jack Gause 4509 Springdale Rd, Austin TX (512) Nanci Gibbons (A) PO Box 966, Mason TX (210) Ian Glenn (A) 9202 Gillcross, San Antonio TX (210) Paul Harris (A) 1220 McClelland, Laredo TX (956) Madeline Henners 703 E Bowie, Luling TX (512) Darrell Keese P.O. Box 574, Brady TX (325) Jim G. Martin No Le Hace Dr., Fair Oaks Ranch TX (830) Ruth Tellez 1239 Ohara, San Antonio TX (210) Jose Arnulfo Torres th St., Corpus Christi TX (361) (A) Alternate

18 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 17 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE NAME ADDRESS PHONE Kim Burke North Cranes Mill Road, Canyon Lake TX (512) Denny Jewell 1203 N. Expressway 77, # 395, Harlingen TX (956) Isabel Munoz (SL) 521 Flower Trail Loop, Floresville TX (830) Christine Sanchez 5827 Gomer Pyle, San Antonio TX (210) Debbie Steinbach 1201 Live Oak St, Brady TX (325) Minnie Zuniga Trejo 718 Clearview, San Antonio TX (210) (SL) Staff Liaison TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES VISION TEAM NAME ADDRESS PHONE Sonia Cruz 536 N San Manuel St, San Antonio TX (210) Cynthia Engstrom PO Box 93, Brackettville TX (979) Terrence Hayes 8101 Midcrown, San Antonio TX (210) Cindy Johnson 5593 Birders Cv, Brownsville TX (956) Sheldon Johnson PO Box 447, Goldthwaite TX (512) Javier Leyva PO Box 413, Seguin TX (956) Vicki McCuistion PO Box 2522, Wimberley TX (512) Dionisio Salazar (C) 8113 Doe Meadow, Austin TX (212) Henry Santana 4033 Capitol, Corpus Christi TX (361) Paul Stephens 1200 Carnerfield Rd, Uvalde TX (830) Sharon Stewart 2105 Parker Lane, Austin TX (361) Abel Vega (SL) Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Sandy Wilder (GM) 2941 Pannell Street, Austin TX (512) Becky Ysaguirre (S) 252 Silver Spur Drive, New Braunfels TX (210) (C) Chair, (GM) Secretary of Global Ministries, (S) Secretary, (SL) Staff Liaison UNITING TABLE NAME ADDRESS PHONE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Paul Thomas Barton PO Box , Dallas TX (214) Cary Boddeker (UMM) 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin TX (512) Ricky Burk 205 E. James St., Boerne TX (830) Marco De La Garza 1007 Greenlawn Street, Mission TX (956) Austin Frederick (VC) 4499 Medical Drive #399, San Antonio TX (210) Abby Herrera 7409 Barcelona Drive, Austin TX (210) Cindy Layton (S) PO Box 4787, Mission TX (956) Javier Leyva PO Box 413, Seguin TX (956) Gabriela Linda Lopez 112 Waterstone, Victoria TX (956) Ralph Mann (C) Hwy 281 N, San Antonio TX (830) Rick N. Mantooth (AL) 2034 Valleyview Dr., San Angelo TX (325) Kercida McClain 337 Ogden Lane, San Antonio TX (512) Sandra Nieto State Highway 186 E, Raymondville TX (956) Lisa Oliver 3937 Barnes, Corpus Christi TX (361) Javier Ornelas (AL) 629 Vaky, Corpus Christi TX (210) Arturo Perez (AL) 900 S. 4th Circle, McAllen TX (956) Diana Kelley Phillips 5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio TX (210) Steve Purdy (CL) 1315 South Abe St., San Angelo TX (325) Dionisio Salazar 8113 Doe Meadow, Austin TX (212) Ashton Ward 8103 Green Forrest, San Antonio TX (210) Lillie Williams (UMW) 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX (210) Leonard Woods 8310 Lewis Mountain Dr., Austin TX (512) (C) Chair, (VC) Vice Chair, (S) Secretary, (AL) At Large, (UMM) United Methodist Men (UMW) United Methodist Women, (CL) Cabinet Liaison

19 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITING PEOPLES VISION TEAM NAME ADDRESS PHONE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES John Adam Fluth PO Box 1234, Del Rio TX (830) Nanci Gibbons PO Box 966, Mason TX (210) Juliette Green 8086 Chestnut Ash Drive, Converse TX (210) Celia Halfacre P.O. Box 565, Lakehills TX (512) John Marez 521 Vaky, Corpus Christi TX (361) Hector Martinez 312 Keller St., San Antonio TX (210) Lisa Oliver (C) 3937 Barnes, Corpus Christi TX (361) Mary Alice Ponce 900 Imelda St, Edinburg TX Will Rice (SL) Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) Maribel Vazquez P.O. Box 3185, El Paso TX (915) R.C. Waddle 1701 E. 12th St, Austin TX (979) (C) Chair, (SL) Staff Liaison VITALIZING CONGREGATIONS VISION TEAM NAME ADDRESS PHONE Bob Allen (SL) Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (210) Ignacia Ballesteros 3211 Algo Dulce, San Antonio TX (210) Esperanza Baltazar-Ramirez 209 E Grove St, San Marcos TX (512) Cary Boddeker (UMM) 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin TX (512) Stella Burkhalter 4410 Duval Rd., Austin TX (512) Aaron Buttery 8911 John Barret Dr., San Antonio TX (210) Juan Cantu 9739 Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (956) Gini Christian 1315 S. Abe Street, San Angelo TX (325) Robert Glenn 227 S Acme Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Megan Harrison 4305 Killarmet, Corpus Christi TX (361) Jerry Heare 3313 Thousand Oaks Cove, Austin TX (512) Rumaldo Jimenez 2001 Sunnydell Ave, Waco TX (254) Lizz Leyva 1195 W. Mill St., New Braunfels TX (956) Germaine Mathis 6060 US HWY 87 E, San Antonio TX (210) Kercida McClain (S) 337 Ogden Lane, San Antonio TX (512) Liliana Padilla 406 W. Trinity St., Pearsall TX (325) Federico Perez 806 N.9th Place, Alamo TX (956) Diana Kelley Phillips (C) 5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio TX (210) Isidro E Pina 705 E. University Drive, Edinburg TX (361) Aaron Gabriel Saenz 1927 W. Jefferson, Harlingen TX (956) Michael Swetman P.O. Box 443, St. Hedwig TX (210) Lillie Williams (UMW) 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio TX (210) John Winn 7601 Baja Cove, Austin TX (512) (C) Chair, (S) Secretary, (SL) Staff Liaison, (UMM) United Methodist Men, (UMW) United Methodist Women

20 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 19 DELEGATES TO THE 2016 GENERAL CONFERENCE CLERGY DELEGATES Laura Merrill 1909 W. Harrison Ave., Harlingen, TX (956) Teresa Welborn 1221 W. Ben White Blvd Ste. 201a, Austin, TX (512) Eradio Valverde 3510 Gollihar Rd., Corpus Christi, TX (361) Carl Rohlfs Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX (210) Ruben Saenz, Jr Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (210) LAY DELEGATES Teresa Keese P.O. Box 574, Brady, TX (325) Ralph Thompson P.O. Box 3400, San Angelo, TX (325) Carol Loeb 4610 Lomond Dr., Corpus Christ, TX (361) Jay Brim 2525 Wallingwood, Bldg. 14., Austin, TX (512) Abel Vega, Jr Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (210) CLERGY DELEGATES DELEGATES TO THE 2016 JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE Russell Miller 205 E. James St., Boerne, TX (830) Austin Frederick, Jr Medical Drive #399, San Antonio, TX (210) Thomas Deviney Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX (512) Paul Escamilla 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX (512) Edgar Avitia 123 West 104th St., 10-g, New York, NY (212) LAY DELEGATES Aislin Deviney 1717 Barrilla St., Cedar Park TX (512) Rachel Wright P.O. Box 5566, Austin, TX (512) Byrd Bonner 223 Springwood Lane, San Antonio, TX (210) Lawrence Harrison P.O. Box 385, Junction, TX (325) Cynthia Andrade Johnson 5593 Birders Cv, Brownsville, TX (956) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES CLERGY RESERVE DELEGATES Abigail Herrera 1605 E. 38 1/2th Street, Austin, TX (210) Terrence Hayes 8101 Midcrown, San Antonio, TX (210) Leslie Tomlinson 800 Wright, Llano, TX (210) Raquel Cajiri Feagins 8906 Brae Bend, San Antonio, TX (210) Robert Lopez 5606 N. Navarro, Suite 200 C&D, Victoria, TX (361) LAY RESERVE DELEGATES Sean Raybuck 305 Country Road 1492, Wimberley, TX (512) Rick Mantooth 2034 Valleyview Dr., San Angelo, TX (325) Michael Swetman P.O. Box 443, St. Hedwig, TX (210) Maria Leticia Ortegon 2408 Palmhurst, Mission, TX (956) Minerva Briones 983 2nd St, Floresville, TX (210)

21 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL LAY DIRECTORY * REGISTERED AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE CONFERENCE AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE 2016 AC Rio Grande Equalization 2016 Ex-Officio Heather Adair 1709 Pecan Ct., Harlingen, TX Lay Director 2016 Ex-Officio * Gary Anderson Coalwood Lane, Austin, TX Chairperson 2016 Ex-Officio Ignacia Ballesteros 3211 Algo Dulce, San Antonio, TX Chairperson 2016 Ex-Officio John Beverly Fm Hwy 388, San Angelo, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Cary Boddeker 321 Hazeltine Dr., Austin, TX UMM Dist Representative 2016 Ex-Officio * Isaac David Brewster-Acosta 1103 S. Hibiscus, Pharr, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Jay Brim 2525 Wallingwood, Bldg. 14, Austin, TX Chancellor 2016 Ex-Officio * Erica Burke 138 Castle Oak, Rockport TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Jim Callaway Ih 37 Access North, Mathis, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Warren Camarano 6107 Blazing Trail, San Antonio, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio Eleanor Carnes 9314 Forest Oak Dr., San Antonio, Tx Diaconal 2016 Ex-Officio * Adriana Cavazos 864 Quail Hollow S, Weslao, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Gini Christian 1315 S. Abe Street, San Angelo, TX Chairperson 2016 Ex-Officio Sonia Cruz 536 N San Manuel St, San Antonio, TX Deaconess 2016 Ex-Officio Jasmine Janae Davis 3312 Hemlock Ave, Austin, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Johnny T. Davis PO Box , Corpus Christi, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio Judy M. Davis 519 Chardonnet, San Antonio, TX Deaconess 2016 Ex-Officio * Marco De La Garza 1007 Greenlawn Street, Mission, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Gabi Dillon 128 E. Shasta, McAllen, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Sam Dubberly 400 CR 731, Yancey, TX Lay Servant Ministry 2016 Ex-Officio * Bethany Alice Duke 1104 Fairway, Mission, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Mary Eck George Rd., San Antonio, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio * David Feagins 8906 Brae Bend, San Antonio, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Victor Feagins 8906 Brae Bend, San Antonio, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Joyce Elaine Fish 746 St. Pius, Corpus Christi TX UMW District Rep 2016 Ex-Officio Catherine Foster 5706 Highland Hills Circle, Austin, TX Diaconal 2016 Ex-Officio * Alicia Garcia 113 Pana, Weslaco, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio Oscar Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Dwight Goode 217 Oakview Dr., Kerrville, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio Walt Gowan 210 Lemonwood Ave., Universal City, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio Jim Green N. Kansas City Rd, La Feria, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Jeremiah Gutierrez 3812 Nightingale, McAllen, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Megan Harrison 4305 Killarmet, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * David Hensley 2508 E Poplar Ave, Victoria TX Scouting Director 2016 Ex-Officio Henry Holloway 215 Colwyn Pass, San Antonio, TX Diaconal 2016 Ex-Officio * Denny Jewell 1203 N. Expressway 77, # 395, Harlingen, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio Cindy Johnson 5593 Birders Cv, Brownsville, TX Deaconess 2016 Ex-Officio * Georgia Johnson 6505 Auburn Hill Street, Austin, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio Marcus Jones Rumfeldt St., Austin, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Gizel Landaverde 911 E. Urbandale Dr #338, Moberly, MO District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Clarence Littlefield 9921 FM 443, Shiner TX UMM Dist Representative 2016 Ex-Officio Gabriela Linda Lopez Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Rick N. Mantooth 2034 Valleyview Dr., San Angelo, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Jaime Mariscal 1911 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Hector Martinez 312 Keller St., San Antonio TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Patty McCann PO Box 63, Mineral, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Kercida McClain 337 Ogden Lane, San Antonio, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Molly McFarland Arrowhead Dr., Leander, TX Diaconal 2016 Ex-Officio * Chuck McGarity 909 Kensington Castle Trail, Plfugerville, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio Ann McGinley 4113 Ramsey Ave, Austin, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Austin Mertz 5757 S. Staples #4612, Corpus Christi, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Aaron Milan 1120 Ute Pass, San Angelo, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Mark R. Mitchell 2075 Bentwood Dr., Floresville, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Barbara Mobley 318 Gulfton Dr, Portland, TX Chairperson 2016 Ex-Officio Dave Morgan PO Box 1389, Beeville, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Sandra Nieto State Hwy 186 E, Raymondville, TX Conf. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Javier Ornelas 629 Vaky, Corpus Christi, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Sandy Pacheco 992 County Road 126, Floresville, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio Erica Padilla 9302 SPID #3310, Corpus Christi, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio Reece Paz 4616 Cypress Bend, Austin, TX District Youth Rep

22 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Ex-Officio * Sydney Ramon 404 E. Bluebird Ave, McAllen, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Pete Rivera 5310 Pheasant Cir, Corpus Christi, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Mary Roberson 2666 Chestnut Bend, San Antonio, TX UMW Dist Representative 2016 Ex-Officio * Martin Rodriguez 2404 Christoff Loop, Austin, TX UMM Dist Representative 2016 Ex-Officio Linda Rodriguez 1319 Harvey, McAllen, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio Aja Rowland 4806 Creekwood Rd, Austin, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * David Rush 119 Presidio Dr, Kerrville TX District Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio Dionisio Salazar 8113 Doe Meadow, Austin, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Brooks Schuelke 2702 Carlton Rd., Austin, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Fritzi Simon 1510 Old McDade Road, Elgin, TX Dist. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio Carlene Sneed 46 Lake Drive, Conroe, TX 77384, Diaconal 2016 Ex-Officio Patsy Sorrell 302 S 15th St, Junction, TX UMW District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Debbie Steinbach 1201 Live Oak St, Brady, TX Finance Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Ralph Thompson PO Box 3400, San Angelo, TX Conf. Lay Leader 2016 Ex-Officio * Robert Tripson 117 Village Green, Victoria, TX UMM District President 2016 Ex-Officio * Elizabeth Van Deusen 210 Colony Dr., Pleasanton, TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Rachel Van Deusen 210 Colony Dr., Pleasanton, TX District Young Adult Rep 2016 Ex-Officio * Geraldine Wallace-Yusuf 6613 Greensboro, Austin, TX UMW Dist Representative 2016 Ex-Officio Ashton Ward 8103 Green Forrest, San Antonio, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio * Lacie Weilbacher PO Box 340, Poth TX District Youth Rep 2016 Ex-Officio Sandy Wilder 2941 Pannell Street, Austin, TX Global Min Secretary 2016 Ex-Officio * Lillie Williams 7542 Rustic Trail, San Antonio, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Leonard Woods 8310 Lewis Mountain Dr., Austin, TX Uniting Table 2016 Ex-Officio Becky Ysaguirre 252 Silver Spur Drive, New Braunfels, TX Finance Table CAPITAL DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Austin: Berkeley * Carolyn Brown 2714 Fentonridge Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Berkeley Steve R. Collins 813 Pine Siskin, Buda, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Bethany * Phyllis Cram Keystone Bend, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Bethany * Richard L Cram Keystone Bend, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany Hugh Davenport 9303 Mystic Oaks Trail, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany Shirley Davenport 9303 Mystic Oaks Trl., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Bethany * Aislinn Elizabeth Deviney 1717 Barrilla St., Cedar Park, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany * Scott Hovey Worcester Cove, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany * Thomas Adamson Johnson Millstone Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany * Pauline Lacey Mcfarlie Cv, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Bethany Royce Lacey McFarlie Cove, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Bethany * Kyle Rudd Tallyran Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Covenant * Maya Knighten 5151 Ganymede, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Covenant Maria Nipper Armaga Spring Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Crestview * Gloria Sassman 6115-A Bullard Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Crestview Carolyn Thompson 1421 Bradbury Lane, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Decker Lisa Merrill Keenan 800 Cr 450, Thrall, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Decker Nathan Smith 6001 Oleander Trail, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Emanuel * David Ancira 3202 Bengston Street, Austin TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Faith Christina Sellers 2005 Bert Ave., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Faith * Rick Sellers 2005 Bert Ave., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: First Penny Appleby 6010 Long Champ Ct Apt 108, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: First Marilyn Bettis Taylor Draper Ln, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: First * Richard Bettis Taylor Draper Ln, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: First * Adama Brown 4906 Russet Hill Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: First * Sandy Wilder 2941 Pannell Street, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: FUMC * Trevor Harper Shadow Creek Dr., Manor TX Lay Delegate Austin: Govalle Alex Galaviz 340 Big Sandy Dr., Kyle, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Lake Travis Janet Crozier 1508 O'Reilly Ct., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Lake Travis Bill Hightower 2605 Old Hickory Cv, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Lake Travis Brenda Hightower 2605 Old Hickory Cv, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Lake Travis * James S. Simpson 128 Clubhouse Drive, Lakeway, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Lake Travis * Sylvia Simpson 128 Clubhouse Drive, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Lake Travis Danny White 1018 Challenger, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Lake Travis Jana White 1018 Challenger, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Life in the City * Amy Wendland 3905 Eton LaneAustin TX Lay Delegate Austin: Memorial * Alberta Shelton 6702 Duquesne, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Memorial * Kendall Smith 8208 Grayledge Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Northwest Hills * William Cain 3600 Brownwood Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Northwest Hills * Gary Johnson 8109 Asmara Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Northwest Hills Mei Beth Shepherd 6105 Sierra Leon, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Oak Hill * Angie Bragg 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

23 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Austin: Oak Hill * Craig Cannon Quintana Cove, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Oak Hill Bob DeJong 354 Whispering Wind Way, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Oak Hill Brenda Marlin 6014 Rickerhill Lane, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Oak Hill * Lynda Rife 1805 Graveyard Point Rd., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Oak Hill * Kathy Williamson 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Parker Lane * Jesse Paz 4616 Cypress Bend, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Parker Lane * Michael Rayos 2902 S. Pleasant Valley Apt. B, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Parker Lane * Mam Tee Noche Clara Dr., Del Valle, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Servant Church * Melanie Harshman 4116 Camacho St., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Servant Church * Helen Heston 910 E. 40th #2018, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Simpson * Annye Jones 3014 E. 16th St., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Simpson * Joan Roberts-Scott Finsbury Dr., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: St. John's * Rowland Curry 1509 Mearns Meadow Blvd., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. John's * April Long 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. John's * Saul R. Pacheco 5007 Dull Knife Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. Luke Carey Cooper 1613 West 14th Street, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. Luke Lacey Richter 1306 West Lynn, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: St. Mark * Janet Bernard Hilltop, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: St. Mark * Bernadine Eaton February Dr, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. Paul's Richard Harrison 6409 Williamson Road, Creedmoor, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: St. Paul's * Stephanie Lacy 2005 Sandberg Drive, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: St. Peter's * Caroline Jeanet Jackson 6803 Columbia Dr, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: St. Peter's Melanie Stanton Dionysus Drive, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Tarrytown * Vicki L Ayco*ck Calle Verde Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Tarrytown * Amelia Harnagel 5010 Ave F, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Tarrytown * J'Nevelyn Lloyd 9801 Stonelake Blvd., # 1216, Austin TX Lay Delegate Austin: Tarrytown * Mary McDonald 2706 Macken St, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Tarrytown * Steve Muckleroy 3300 Desert Willow Cove, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Trinity * Stephanie Molnar 3403 Hycreek Drive #B, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Trinity * Rolando Perez 5304 Hallmark Dr., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: University * Kathleen Hill 3804 Ridgelea, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: University * Andrew Kever 6105 Highland Hills, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: University * Sammy Mudede 3201 Experanza Crossing #242, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: University * Cindy Michelle Reeves 1921 Dry Season Trail, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: University * David Woodruff 1400 W. 30th St., Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Wesley * Jean Chase 2048 W. Stassney Lane Apt 102, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Westlake * Mary Lou Batlan 3408 Normandy Ridge Lane, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Westlake * Rebecca Batlan 1301 N Aw Grimes Blvd #1611, Round Rock, TX Lay Delegate Austin: Westlake * Becky Games 2006 Stoneridge Terrace, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Austin: Westlake * Elizabeth Salinas 9301 Winchester Rd, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Bee Creek * Trent Smith Rock Wren Rd, Spicewood, TX Lay Delegate Bee Creek James Spencer 4705 RO Drive, Spicewood, TX Lay Delegate Bend * Bobby Hicks PO Box 192, Bend, TX Lay Delegate Bend * Debbie Hicks PO Box 192, Bend, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bend Bill Hulgan PO Box 158, Bend, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bertram * Cathy Frioux 328 Spring Hollow Dr., Bertram, TX Lay Delegate Bertram Ronald Frioux 328 Spring Hollow Dr., Bertram, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Burnet * Barbara Christian 531 CR 112, Burnet, TX Lay Delegate Burnet * Debbie Clark 2610 CR 334, Burnet, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Burnet Randa Toner 1426 Cr 133, Burnet, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Douglas E. Ayco*ck Calle Verde Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Dorothy Boddeker 321 Hazeltine, Lakeway, TX Lay Delegate Capital District Charlie Bright 1731 Maize Bend, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Andrew Brown Panorama Dr., Dripping Springs, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Davis Covin 5811 Mesa Dr. Apt 423, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Teresa Edwards 2002 Vallejo Street, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District Fred Fierro 401 Blessing Ranch Rd., Liberty Hill, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Bill Games 2006 Stoneridge Terrace, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Donn German Sea Island Dr., Pflugerville, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Diana Goodloe 6705 Covered Bridge Dr #10, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Frank Goodloe 6705 Covered Bridge Dr #10, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Mandy Goss 30 Lone Oak Trail, Sunset Valley, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Travis Carroll Henry 4508 Duval Rd Unit 701, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Doug Howell 211 Rocky Coastal Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Frank E. Jacks, Jr Verbena Dr, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Henry Johnson 6505 Auburnhill St, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Sarah O Lancaster 188 Spring Branch Loop, Kyle, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District Daniel B. Leonard 959 Ranchers Club Ln, Driftwood, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District Elaine Leonard 959 Ranchers Club Ln, Driftwood, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District * Jacqui Lirette 1405 W. 1st. St, Lampasas, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Colleen McCollough 6211 Manor Rd., #120, Austin, TX Lay Delegate

24 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 23 Capital District * Ron Mize 304 Paloma Circle, Kyle, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Annette Moore Bonham Ranch Rd, Dripping Springs, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Kelly Paz 4616 Cypress Bend, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District Joe Santoyo 8322 Summer Place Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Kelly Shoenfelt Settlers Trail, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District * Brian Andrew Stahnke 4102 Creek Ledge, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Kerry Stevens 2036 Harvest Dance, Leander, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Glenn Suchan 2205 Emerald Isle Dr., Leander, TX Lay Delegate Capital District John Thomason A Parkfield Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Rita J. Thompson 2206 LittleTree Bend, Cedar Park, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Jessie Trawick 515 E. Palm Valley Rd #1422, Round Rock, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Sandy White 9103 Rockcrest Circle, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Jarell Wilson 100 E. 27th St. Mb #190, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District * John Winn 7601 Baja Cove, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Linda Sue Winn 7601 Baja Cove, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Capital District * Marguerite Robyn Wolfe Brandywine Ct, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Capital District * Clayton Young 1802 Sapphire Cove, Cedar Park, TX Lay Delegate Cedar Park: First * Bob Packard 103 Outpost Cove, Cedar Park, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Cedar Park: First * Karen Packard 103 Outpost Cove, Cedar Park, TX Lay Delegate Chapel Hill Janie Vance 385 Cr 225, Oakalla, TX Lay Delegate Driftwood * Sandy McKenzie 55 Woodcreek Dr., Wimberley, TX Lay Delegate Driftwood * Catherine Emily Prescher 205 E. 30th St. Apt. E, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Dripping Springs * Dale Moore Bonham Ranch Rd., Dripping Springs, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Dripping Springs * Barbara Scates 400 O'Neill RR, Dripping Springs, TX Lay Delegate Dripping Springs * Cliff Scates 400 O'Neill RR, Dripping Springs, TX Lay Delegate Kempner * Judy fa*gg 2114 CR 3340, Kempner, TX Lay Delegate Kempner * Shelly Gibbons 2184 Cr 3340, Kempner, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lampasas * Harold Hollister 2710 CR 1020, Lampasas, TX Lay Delegate Lampasas * Christopher Lirette 1405 W. First St., Lampasas, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lampasas David Millican 485 Naruna Rd, Lampasas, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lampasas Linda P. Nelson N. Hwy 281, Lampasas, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Leander Megan Browning Altman 928 Cindy Lane, Leander, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Leander * Jeri Hilsabeck White Rim Trail, Jonestown, TX Lay Delegate Liberty Hill * Bert Marcom W. Hwy. 29, Liberty Hill, TX Lay Delegate Liberty Hill * Louise Marcom W. Hwy 29, Liberty Hill, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Liberty Hill Jerry Vance 301 Dillo Tr, Liberty Hill, TX Lay Delegate Lometa Linda S Adams CR 2200, Lometa, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lometa * Melvin Landers CR 2001, Lometa, TX Lay Delegate Manchaca * Charles R. Caudill Legends Lane, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Manchaca * Edward Engleking 2206 Baltusrol Drive, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Manchaca Loretta Loyd 2616 Monarch Drive, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pflugerville * Gloria Shinkawa Esplanade St, Austin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pflugerville * Paul Shinkawa Esplanade, Austin, TX Lay Delegate Pflugerville * Cortney Elizabeth Smith Furrow Hill Dr., Austin, TX Lay Delegate Temple: El Divino Salvador * Angelica Padilla 3406 Rosewood, Temple, TX Lay Delegate Temple: El Divino Salvador * Maria Padilla 801 S. 41st, Temple, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Waco: Latin American * Rose Jimenez 2001 Sunnydell, Waco, TX Lay Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES COASTAL BEND DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Alice: El Mesias Ruth Herrera 1021 E 2nd. Street, Alice, TX Lay Delegate Alice: First Jennifer Starns 1302 Madison St., Alice, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Alice: First * Seana Towler 1318 Northwood St., Alice, TX Lay Delegate Aransas Pass Phyllis Brown 667 Lisa Ann, Aransas Pass, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Aransas Pass * Joan Stephens 913 S. Ave A, Aransas Pass, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Aransas Pass * William E. Stephens 913 S. Ave A, Aransas Pass, TX Lay Delegate Banquete * Jan Havelka PO Box , Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Banquete Betty McCain 5540 County Rd 79, Robstown, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Beeville: First * Carolyn Mick 804 Garner St., Beeville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Beeville: First * Thomas Palmer 2287 CR 408, Beeville, TX Lay Delegate Beeville: Jones Chapel Jo Anna O'Riley 121 Legacy Trace Dr., La Vernia, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Beeville: Jones Chapel * Lois Virata 4849 Taylor Dr, Beeville, TX Lay Delegate Bishop: El Redentor Arnulfo Rodriguez 5136 Altheis St., Kingsville, TX Lay Delegate Bishop: First Midgie Miller 609 E. Tenth St, Bishop, TX Lay Delegate Bishop: First * Ruth Tymrak 520 Meadowbrook Rd, Bishop, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bruni * Ralph Moglia PO Box 204, Bruni, TX Lay Delegate Bruni Zenon Perez PO Box 159, Bruni, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: Asbury Valerie Caldwell 4714 Megal, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate

25 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES CC: Asbury E. V. De Leon PO Box , Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: Asbury * Carol K. Loeb 4610 Lomond Drive, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First * Suzanne Anthony 249 Oleander, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First * James Boggs 4701 Donegal, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First * Paul Earls 4433 Dolphin, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First Brad L. Kisner 757 Bradshaw Dr., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: First * Jenny Mohundro 5857 Timbergate Apt 3134, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First * Scott Rush 336 Lema Dr., Portland, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: First * Gene Tackett 218 Wagon Wheel Dr, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: First * Durward Thompson 1002 Herndon, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: Grace * Lisa Boggs Turkey Creek, Corpus Christi, Tx Lay Delegate CC: Grace * Carolyn Scheible 5502 Saratoga Blvd. #9, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: Island in the Son Bev Firmani Leeward Dr. # 804, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: Island in the Son * Cheri Tomscha 918 St. Bartholomew, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: St. John's * Jonathan Hamende 7021 Powderhorn Court, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: St. John's Grant Harrolson 406 Sheridan, Corpus Christi TX Lay Delegate CC: St. John's Annie J. Hatfield 4514 Hebert Lane, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: St. John's * Susan Hoyt 5830 Oso Pkwy, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: St. John's * John Thurston 7426 Bourget Dr., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: St. Luke's * Rebecca James 6042 Rio Vista Ave., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: St. Paul Carol Mercer 501 Ronson Drive, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: St. Paul * Evelyn Miller 2057 Rockford, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: St. Peter's By The Sea * Shirley Morgan 657 Bel Air Dr., Corpus Christi, Tx Lay Delegate CC: St. Peter's By The Sea * Linda Pepper 850 Stone St. 109, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate CC: Wesley * Amanda Hope 1018 Dolphin Pl., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate CC: Wesley * Rebecca Hope 1018 Dolphin Pl., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Coastal Bend District * Sunny Adams PO Box 27, Pettus, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Cody Bauman Northwest Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Cole Baxter PO Box 1408, Alice, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Betty R. Bell 4522 Stonegate Way, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Minerva Canales 4750 Grand Junction #15, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Judith Ann Clifford Sandy Creek Ct, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Robert Garza 6321 Fitzhugh, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Barney Gulley PO Box 632, Palacios, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Jennifer Hoell 2091 Sweet Bay Dr., Ingleside, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Becky Johnson PO Box 3, Palacios, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Ken Johnson PO Box 3, Palacios, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Lisa Oliver 3937 Barnes, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Leticia Ornelas 629 Vaky St., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Olga Paull 5910 Community Dr., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Angie Salas 1706 Crosby St., Portland, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Furious Turner 3038 Holly Rd. #400, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District Maria Nellie Valverde 701 Brock Dr, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Coastal Bend District * Aaron Wright 7501 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Corpus Christi: El Buen Pastor Richard Alegria 2533 Wind Rose, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Corpus Christi: El Buen Pastor * Alfredo De Russe 4941 Andover Dr., Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Falfurrias: First * Carson Gates 200 S Gardner, Fallfurrias, TX Lay Delegate Falfurrias: First Frank Ortega 591 Cr 409, Falfurrias, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Fannin * Deborah Gamblin PO Box 768, Goliad, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Fannin Pat Wright 1372 FM 2443, Kenedy, TX Lay Delegate Fashing * Ellen Bilbrey PO Box 276, Karnes City, TX Lay Delegate Fashing Sharon Purser 3163 Hwy 80, Karnes City, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Freer * Sue Fleming PO Box 1254, Freer, TX Lay Delegate Freer Kent Wiederkehr Box 242, Freer, TX Lay Alternate Delegate George West * Allyn Weber 120 CR 317, Beorge West TX Lay Delegate George West Sue J. Winsor PO Box 32, George West TX Lay Alternate Delegate Goliad: First * Brooke Grimsinger 649 Coletoville Rd. South, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Goliad: First * Lee Grimsinger 649 Coletoville Rd. South, Victoria, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hebbronville: First Gracie Martinez 606 E. North St., Hebbronville, TX Lay Delegate Ingleside * Polly Garbutt 605 Starlight Dr., Ingleside, TX Lay Delegate Ingleside Harvey Rokohl PO Box 237, Ingleside, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Karnes City: UMC * Dana Buehring 4448 Highway 80, Karnes City, TX Lay Delegate Kenedy: El Buen Samaritano Carolina Martinez 120 Live Oak, Kenedy, TX Lay Delegate Kenedy: El Buen Samaritano Eleonor Villarreal 922 St Mary's, Kenedy, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Kingsville: Christ * Charlene Ables 2009 S 2nd St, Kingsville, TX Lay Delegate Kingsville: Christ * Anna McArthur 2901 S. Brahma Blvd. #D-1, Kingsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Kingsville: El Buen Pastor * Emily Canales 621 E. Henrietta, Kingsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Kingsville: El Buen Pastor Anita Vera 714 Alexander Ave., Kingsville, TX Lay Delegate Kingsville: First * Jeffrey Byrd 1537 Lewis St, Kingsville, TX Lay Delegate Kingsville: First * Chris Genz 1324 Neubauer Point Road, Riviera, TX Lay Delegate

26 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 25 Kingsville: First Clifton Rose 402 E. Kenedy, Kingsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lolita * Wanda Harris PO Box 458, Lolita, TX Lay Delegate Lolita Virginia Miller 1969 Cr 429, Lolita, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Mathis * Charlene Brown Private Rd. 924, Mathis, TX Lay Delegate Mathis * Marydele Porter 501 FM 888, Mathis, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Odem: First * Dana Aikman 1413 Cook, Odem, TX Lay Delegate Odem: First Mary Linda Moore PO Box 7, Odem, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Palacios * Janie Gulley PO Box 632, Palacios, TX Lay Delegate Pawnee Marie Welkener 150 CR 177, Kenedy, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pawnee * Janice Windham Willow Moss, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Pettus Johnny Proffitt P O Box 167, Pettus, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pettus * Norma Proffitt PO Box 167, Pettus, Tx Lay Delegate Point Comfort * Betty Birdwell 1023 N. Virginia, Port Lavaca, TX Lay Delegate Point Comfort Kay Brown PO Box 573, Point Comfort, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Port Lavaca: First Linda Caruthers 213 Bonham St, Port Lavaca, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Port Lavaca: First * Jack Dermit 518 Travis St, Port Lavaca, TX Lay Delegate Port Lavaca: First * Rosella Dermit 518 Travis St, Port Lavaca, TX Lay Delegate Port Lavaca: First Bill Shrader 109 Oak Grove ln., Port Lavaca, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Portland: First * Thomas Bridges PO Box 479, Portland, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Portland: First * Sharon Z Cooke 102 Shore Dr., Portland, TX Lay Delegate Portland: First * Rhonda Henslee 340 Waverly, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Delegate Premont Kathryn Tuma PO Box 528, Premont, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Premont * Richard Willis PO Box 845, Premont, TX Lay Delegate Refugio * Lynn Houston 806 Huisache, Refugio TX Lay Alternate Delegate Refugio Vicki Johnson 506 W. Heard, Refugio, TX Lay Delegate Refugio * Minnie Lu Sutton 126 Apple Lane, Refugio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Riviera Dorris Barry PO Box 40, Riiviera, TX Lay Delegate Robstown: El Redentor * Dora Rendon PO Box 607, Robstown, TX Lay Delegate Rockport: First * Max Kluge PO Box 716, Rockport, TX Lay Delegate Seadrift * Beverly Clouse PO Box 883, Seadrift, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Seadrift * Patricia Massey PO Box 598, Seadrift, TX Lay Delegate Sinton: First * Kathy Wheeler 729 E. Borden, Sinton, TX Lay Delegate Skidmore Cathey Brown Cr 628, Sinton, TX Lay Delegate Skidmore Iona Minshew-Walden IH 37, Corpus Christi, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Taft * Wanda Hickman 2005 Oak Leaf Drive, Portland, TX Lay Delegate Three Rivers * Michael Coquat P.O. Box 370, Three Rivers, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Three Rivers * Joe Crawford Box 156, Three Rivers, TX Lay Delegate Woodsboro: Faith United * Robert Haertig PO Box 182, Woodsboro, TX Lay Delegate CROSSROADS DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Altair: Wesley Chapel * Frances Glover P.O.Box 304, Altair TX Lay Delegate Altair: Wesley Chapel Gene Glover 1304 Hook St., Crockett, TX Lay Delegate Altair: Wesley Chapel Sharlotte King 5341 Tallowwood Terrace, Katy, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bastrop Cindi Muff 289 Akaloa Dr., Bastrop, TX Lay Delegate Bastrop Daniel Muff 289 Akaloa Dr., Bastrop, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Belmont * Kathelean Collins 475 Collins Ln., Kingsbury, TX Lay Delegate Belmont Ellen Wundt PO Box 902, Belmont, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bloomington: First UMC * Fritz Wilke 1911A Sweetwater Rd., Port Lavaca, TX Lay Delegate Bloomington: First UMC * Patricia Ann Wilke 1911A Sweetwater Rd, Port Lavaca, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bryan: Oak Grove * Isabel H. Robbins 403 East Dodge St, Bryan, TX Lay Delegate Bryan: Oak Grove Celso Zamarripa 504 East 24th Street, Bryan, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Cedar Creek * Bob Severance 109 Murchison Dr., Cedar Creek, TX Lay Delegate Columbus: First * Erica Meinke 1373 Frelsburg Rd., Alleyton, TX Lay Delegate Columbus: First Philip Schmidt 1055 Yearwood Rd., Columbus, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Columbus: FUMC * Dale Alexander 1010 Milam St, Columbus TX Lay Alternate Delegate Columbus: St. Paul Howard Evans, Jr. 828 Back St., Columbus, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Columbus: St. Paul Thomas Whitehead 916 Fannin Street, Columbus, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Mary Cay Barker 404 E. Park Ave., Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Samuel Isaac Blanco, III Aleppo Pine, Elgin, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Johanna Elizabeth Bruhn 302 Country Club Drive, La Grange, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Mignon Butts 900 S. Pecan Dr., Luling, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Allison Davis PO Box 1725, Gonzales, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Don Finch 301 N. Texas Ave., Nixon, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Gladyne Finch 301 N. Texas Ave., Nixon, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Evelyn Glasco PO Box 21, Smiley, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Albert Green 415 Tatum, Martindale, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Susan Joan Kratochvil 349 Lake View Dr., Cedar Creek, TX Lay Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

27 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Crossroads District * Kristin Marak 412 CR 154, Hallettsville, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Christian Moore 1225 County Road 248, Weimar, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District JoAnne Muelker 105 Burr Oak, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Louis Reyes 220 E. Weinert, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Wiley Smith 192 Tahitian Dr, Bastrop, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Carole Steindorff 193 Tahitian Dr, Bastrop, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Cheryl Thompson 606 La Feleciana Dr., Lockhart, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District * Sarah Weinmann 410 Robinson, Edna, TX Lay Delegate Crossroads District Jada Whitby 1307 Anthony Rd, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Cuero: First * Marjorie Frazier 1692 FM 2718, Cuero, TX Lay Delegate Cuero: First * Tommy Frazier 1629 FM 2718, Cuero, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Dale: Corinth Herbert Brite 254 Old Colony Line Rd., Dale, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Dale: Corinth * Charles B. Franks 3610 Eagle Canyon Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Dewville * Amanda Gross 1028 East Mountain St., Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Eagle Lake * Ann S. Pavliska 712 Partridge Lane, Eagle Lake, TX Lay Delegate Edna: First Holly Myers 410 W. Brackenridge, Edna, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edna: First * Mike Myers 410 W. Brackenridge St., Edna, TX Lay Delegate Edna: Scruggs Chapel * Gail Jones 508 Ed Linn, Edna, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edna: Scruggs Chapel Yolanda Robinson 602 Fannin St, Edna, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edna: Scruggs Chapel * Myrtle Ware 607 Fillmore Apt. 2508, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate El Campo: First * Aileen Terry 2917 Meadow Ln, El Campo, TX Lay Delegate El Campo: St. Paul Russell Bergstrom 916 College, El Campo, TX Lay Delegate El Campo: St. Paul * Kay Matthews 2503 Hutchins Lane, El Campo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate El Campo: Wesley Chapel Mircus Corbert 1211 Alice St., El Campo, TX Lay Delegate Elgin Gerald Abel 126 Abel Ln., Elgin, TX Lay Delegate Elgin Ray Worsham 203 E 11th St, Elgin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Evan's Chapel * Annie M Williams 1114 CR 229, Gonzales, TX Lay Delegate Evan's Chapel Beverly Woodson-Day 1529 Bench Trl., Schertz, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Fentress Suzie Vordenbaum PO Box 13, Fentress, TX Lay Delegate Flatonia * David Driskell 2280 FM 1115, Waelder, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Flatonia * Marci Dunk PO Box 416, Flatonia, TX Lay Delegate Ganado: First * Keith Bridges PO Box 333, Ganado, TX Lay Delegate Ganado: First * Bill Rakowitz PO Box 345, Ganado, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Garwood: Lehrer Memorial * Marsha Ellen Priesmeyer 715 Travis, Columbus, TX Lay Delegate Garwood: Lehrer Memorial * Jane Wied PO Box 421, Garwood, Tx Lay Alternate Delegate Gonzales: First Debbie Fogle PO Box 52, Gonzales, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Gonzales: First * Johnnie Fogle PO Box 52, Gonzales, TX Lay Delegate Gonzales: Henson Chapel * Wanda Fryer 716 Church St., Gonzales, TX Lay Delegate Hallettsville: First * Nancy Hunter 406 S. Ridge, Hallettsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hallettsville: First * Stephen Hunter 406 S. Ridge, Hallettsville, TX Lay Delegate Harwood Terry Baldwin 209 Parkview, Luling, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Harwood Martha Flukinger 9588 US Hwy 90W, Harwood, TX Lay Delegate Haynie Chapel Susan Mugno 1902 Man-o-war, Del Valle, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Haynie Chapel * James Phipps Greenwood Dr., Del Valle, TX Lay Delegate Hope Rebecca Castell 75 Terryville Church Rd, Yoakum, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hope Anna Ruth Evans 541 County Road 451, Hallettsville, TX Lay Delegate Industry * Sharon Spiess P.O. Box 56, Industry, TX Lay Delegate Industry * Yvonne Wait 1028 Hofheinz Road, New Ulm, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Kingsbury * Phyllis Lane Kingsbury Rd, Kingsbury, TX Lay Delegate La Grange: First Marie Allen 114 Country Club Dr., La Grange, TX Lay Delegate La Grange: First Marion Bruhn 302 Country Club Drive, LaGrange, TX Lay Alternate Delegate La Grange: First * James Watson 105 Molly Lane, La Grange, TX Lay Delegate La Grange: St. James Grace Johnson 511 N. College St., La Grange, TX Lay Alternate Delegate La Grange: St. James Cynthia Smith 380 N. Riverview, La Grange, TX Lay Delegate Lockhart: First Elizabeth Ann Forester State Park Rd, Lockhart, TX Lay Delegate Lockhart: First * Lee Laird 1604 Meadow Lane, Lockhart, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lockhart: First * James Pearson 951 Sandy Creek Rd, Dale, TX Lay Delegate Lockhart: St. Mark's * Tammy Brite 507 Blakes Cv, Lockhart, TX Lay Delegate Louise * Elaine Rowland PO Box 1, Louise, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Louise * Juanita Snider PO Box 44, Louise, TX Lay Delegate Luling: First * Wanette Blackwell 145 Oak Creek Circle, Luling, TX Lay Delegate Luling: First Jeff Lucas PO Box 332, Luling, Tx Lay Alternate Delegate Luling: Wm Taylor Mary Roberts 512 Jones St., Luling, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Luling: Wm Taylor * Ann Wade PO Box 893, Luling, TX Lay Delegate Lytton Springs * Loren Lee Hahn 182 Green Mnt. Dr., Cedar Creek, TX Lay Delegate Lytton Springs Mark Pfaeffle 3442 FM 1854, Dale, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Manor * Wendy Anne Boatright PO Box 59, Manor, TX Lay Delegate Manor Stacy Howard Barker Hills Dr, Manor, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Martindale Dan Buie PO Box 14, Martindale, TX Lay Delegate Monthalia Jackie Gandre E. Hwy 97, Cost, TX Lay Alternate Delegate

28 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 27 Monthalia * John Raeke W. Hwy 97, Cost, TX Lay Delegate Mossy Grove Nan Drozd 405 Pecan St., Hallettsville, TX Lay Delegate Mossy Grove Judy Evans 322 S Main St, Hallettsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Muldoon * Ronnie Ray 2835 Old Plum Hwy, West Point, TX Lay Delegate Nixon Steve Martin 410 Franklin, Nixon, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Nixon * Tom Troll 410 N. Franklin, Nixon, TX Lay Delegate Nixon: Harris Chapel Beverly Houston 306 S. Liberty Ave., Nixon, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Nixon: Harris Chapel Wyatt Houston 306 S. Liberty Ave., Nixon, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Nixon: Harris Chapel * Carlton McKinney 306 S. Liberty Ave., Nixon, TX Lay Delegate Nursery * Mary Beard 202 Willis, Yoakum, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Nursery Dena Craig PO Box 96, Nursery, TX Lay Delegate Port Arthur: Getsemani Benny Reyes 3710 Franklin Ave, Groves, Tx Lay Delegate Port Arthur: Getsemani Enrique Salazar th St., Port Arthur, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Prairie Lea Ron Bell 2075 Buetussle Ln, Luling, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Prairie Lea * Mike Taylor 3746 Prairie Lea, Kingsbury, TX Lay Delegate Rabke Nell Black Whisper Dew, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rabke Susan Miller 19 Champions Circle, Wimberley, TX Lay Delegate Richardson-Brown Chapel * Ladell Hogan 205 N. Gilbert, Hallettsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Richardson-Brown Chapel * Marian Hogan 801 N. Main St, Hallettsville, TX Lay Delegate Rock Island Amanda Greak 1425 Montezuma #202, Columbus, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rock Island Lola Greak PO Box 167, Rock Island, TX Lay Delegate Runge * Alex Martinez 303 Reiffert, Runge, TX Lay Delegate Runge Beth N. Schendel 4793 County Road 115, Nordheim, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Schulenburg * Michael Bennett 3025 Oakland Rd., Schulenburg, TX Lay Delegate Schulenburg Patricia Chesser PO Box 22, Oakland, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Seguin: First Helen Branch 216 S. Moss #19, Seguin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Seguin: First * Carl Hultquist 309 Sol Del Rio, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: First * Judith M. Johnson 206 Ciela Vista, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: First Amanda Santos 629 Gloria Dr, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: First Robyn L. Smith 206 Millford, Seguin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Seguin: La Trinidad * Kristine Martinez 7066 South Hwy 123, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: La Trinidad * Gloria Venegas 2217 Sherman, Seguin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Seguin: La Trinidad Kristy Venegas 2115 Lincoln St, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: Wesley Harper * Clifton Robinson 1001 Old Lehmann Rd., Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Seguin: Wesley Harper * Stephanie Robinson 1001 Old Lehmann Rd., Seguin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Shiner: First John James Britsch 213 San Jacinto, Shiner, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Shiner: First * Laura Stluka 321 E. 12th St., Shiner, TX Lay Delegate Shiner: Johnson's Chapel * Pamela Brooks PO Box 1323, Shiner, TX Lay Delegate Shiner: Johnson's Chapel Alice Evans PO Box 1272, Shiner, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Smiley * Norma Lynn Johnston 1657 Golden Sage Dr, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate Smithville: First * Tom Bettes 607 Burleson, Smithville, TX Lay Delegate Staples Russell Grumbles P O Box 160, Staples, TX Lay Delegate Staples * Sherry Jenkins 511 Willmann Rd, Seguin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Stevens Chapel Della Collins 1119 James Ave, Schulenburg, TX Lay Delegate Telferner Alice Hollan PO Box 714, Telferner, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Telferner * Betty Tullos 1355 Hiller Rd, Inez, TX Lay Delegate Victoria: First * Milton Chapman 217 Canyon Creek, Victoria, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Victoria: First * Linda Reeder 215 Magdalena Dr, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Victoria: First * Joye Tripson 117 Village Green, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Victoria: First Don Whitaker 6110 Country Club, Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Victoria: John Wesley Bob Ozment 422 Post Oak Dr., Victoria, TX Lay Delegate Victoria: Webster Chapel * Emma Jackson PO Box 185, Placedo, TX Lay Delegate Waelder Christine Mindieta 366 Cr 411, Waelder, TX Lay Delegate Webster's Chapel * Joyce Woodson 1807 S. Laurent, Victoria TX Lay Alternate Delegate Weimar: First Scott Brasher 714 S. College St., Weimar, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Weimar: First Judd Ulrich 404 S. Summit Dr., Weimar, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Weimar: First * Staci Ulrich 404 Summit Dr., Weimar, Tx Lay Delegate Winchester Rhoda Gersch 2020 River Bend Rd., Smithville, TX Lay Delegate Winchester Harold Russell 1330 Private Rd. 4486, Giddings, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Yoakum: First * Laura Henson 608 West Hugo, Yoakum, TX Lay Delegate Yoakum: First * Al Veselka PO Box 721, Yoakum, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Yorktown: First * Sharon Metting 354 Garfield Rd., Yorktown, TX Lay Delegate Yorktown: First * Joanna Suggs 212 Simpson Rd, Yorktown, TX Lay Alternate Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES EL VALLE DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Alamo: San Pablo Irma Gorena 231 E. State Hwy 495 unit#1, Alamo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Alamo: San Pablo Melissa Villareal 2604 S. Alamo Rd., Alamo, TX Lay Delegate Brownsville: El Buen Pastor * Nilda Orozco 1884 La Mancha Dr, Brownsville, TX Lay Delegate

29 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Brownsville: El Buen Pastor * Daniel Tijerina 15 Lindale Court, Brownsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Brownsville: First Levi Jaramillo 25 Hermosillo Ct., Brownsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Brownsville: First * Oscar Masso 1255 Poplar Dr, Brownsville, TX Lay Delegate Donna: First * Kelley Hembree 701 Veronica St., Alamo, TX Lay Delegate Donna: Principe de Paz Elvia Guzman 118 S. 2nd Street, Donna, TX Lay Delegate Donna: Principe de Paz * Lupita Villanueva 1002 Gary Lane, Weslaco, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edcouch: First * Barbara Cannon PO Box 7, Edcouch, TX Lay Delegate Edcouch: First Andy Scott Rio Farms Rd., Monte Alto, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edinburg: El Buen Pastor * Anita Calderon 3916 Warbler Ave, Mcallen, TX Lay Delegate Edinburg: El Buen Pastor * Luis Gonzales 210 Ramseyer Rd, Edinburg, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Edinburg: El Buen Pastor * Priscilla Patterson 1904 Ivy Lane, Edinburg, TX Lay Delegate Edinburg: First * Christine A. Cowan 1318 S. 13th, Edinburg, TX Lay Delegate Edinburg: First Mark Noe 101 East Kiwi, McAllen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate El Valle District * Jason Campbell 1629 Bobcat Ln, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District R. J. De Leon N. Mile 6 West, Weslaco, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Stephen Dillon 128 E. Shasta Ave., Mcallen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Catherine Cati DiSanza 3301 N. K Center St. #Q104, McAllen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District Mary Edwards 5567 Dana Rd, Brownsville, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District Laura Garza 317 E. Samano, Edinburg, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Maggie Gutierrez 3812 Nightingale, McAllen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District Lorena Limon Beach St., Edcouch, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Tom McLemore Jimenez, San Benito, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District Ron Myers 625 N. Bentsen Palm Dr., #166, Mission, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District Sarah Pollard 2201 Norma Lane, Edinburg, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Alexis Rios 2109 Mynah Ave., McAllen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * Iris Saenz 2425 S. Somerset, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate El Valle District * John Topp 701 Palm Valley Dr. W, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Elsa * Belinda De la cruz PO Box 471, La Villa TX Lay Delegate Harlingen: El Buen Samaritano * Gloria Gonzalez Palm Blvd., Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Harlingen: El Buen Samaritano Roberto Gonzalez Palm Blvd., Harlingen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Harlingen: First * Ashley Moreno Ewing 2709 Poinciana, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Harlingen: First Lori Payne 210 Wild Orchid, Harlingen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Harlingen: Valley Praise * Janine Campbell 1629 Bobcat Ln, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Harlingen: Valley Praise * Jacqueline Harden 2525 Shofner Lane, Harlingen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Harlingen: Valley Praise * Mark Hernandez Bass Blvd., Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Harlingen: Wesley * Elaine E. Hinchcliff 720 Nantucket Dr, Harlingen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Harlingen: Wesley * Donald Lantz 321 E. Flynn Ave., Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate La Feria Randy Horkman 808 Kiester Lane, LaFeria, TX Lay Delegate La Feria Jo Ann Mireles 500 Kiester Lane, La Feria,, TX Lay Alternate Delegate La Feria: Dios Es Amor Natalia Cabrera 216 New Combes, Harlingen, TX Lay Delegate Lyford: First Dennis Ball Rt. 2 Box 418, Lyford, TX Lay Delegate Lyford: First * Bea Nyquist PO Box 304, Lyford, TX Lay Alternate Delegate McAllen: El Divino Redentor Maria Leticia Ortegon 2408 Palmhurst, Mission, TX Lay Delegate McAllen: El Divino Redentor * Rosalinda Rodriguez 1319 Harvey, McAllen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate McAllen: First * Steve Crain 401 Byron Nelson, McAllen, TX Lay Delegate McAllen: First * Stephen Foy 3301 N. K Center Street #Q104, McAllen, TX Lay Delegate McAllen: First Tanya Perales 401 W. Vine Ave, Mcallen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate McAllen: St. Mark Estela Garza 2112 Camellia, Mc Allen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate McAllen: St. Mark Fernando Garza 2112 Camellia, McAllen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate McAllen: St. Mark Katie Klein 423 N. Bentsen, Mcallen, TX Lay Delegate McAllen: Trinity Linda Davis 2601 Umar Ave., McAllen, TX Lay Delegate Mercedes: El Buen Pastor Elizabeth Cabrera Bixby Rd, La Feria, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Mercedes: El Buen Pastor Jamie Salinas Palomino Ave, A Feria, TX Lay Delegate Mercedes: First * Andrew Chew 158 North Virginia Avenue, Mercedes, TX Lay Delegate Mercedes: First * Marcela Chew 158 North Virginia Ave., Mercedes, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Mission: El Mesias Joel Galindo 1616 Heritage, Mission, TX Lay Delegate Mission: First * Martha Harrison 1202 Elm, Mission, Tx Lay Alternate Delegate Mission: First * Rita Myers 625 N. Bentsen Palm Dr., #166, Mission, TX Lay Delegate Pharr: La Trinidad * Bridgett Alonzo 100 W. Flores St., Pharr, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pharr: La Trinidad * Diana G. Martinez 415 Judean Lane, San Juan, TX Lay Delegate Port Isabel: First * Karen Eis PO Box 987, Port Isabel, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Port Isabel: First Charlie Willette 13 Harbor Town, Laguna Vista, TX Lay Delegate Raymondville: Bethel Jerry McGowen 405 N. 2nd St., Raymondville, TX Lay Delegate Raymondville: Bethel * Hortencia Tamez Rt. 2, Box 542, Raymondville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Raymondville: First * Kathye Austin Box 895, Raymondville, TX Lay Delegate Raymondville: First * Doug Buchanan FM 1834, Raymondville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rio Grande City: First Romeo Lopez 525 Barreta, Rio Grande City, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rio Grande City: First * Ricardo Saenz 102 Whitewing Ridge, Rio Grande City, TX Lay Delegate Rio Grande City: St. John * Douglas Anderson 225 S. Pecan St., Rio Grande City TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rio Grande City: St. John * Jeannie Anderson El Valle District Lay Delegate

30 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 29 San Benito: First Kathleen Czarnowsky 1600 N Bowie, San Benito, TX Lay Delegate San Benito: First * Carolyn A. Teer 2802 Lazy Lake Drive, Harlingen, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Juan Jeanne Folsom 695 The Grove Park Lot 92, San Juan, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Juan * Janet Stemme 1401 S. Cage Blvd #199, Pharr, TX Lay Delegate San Juan: Los Wesleyanos Cruz Guerra 1013 Lexington Circle Apt 4, Edinburg, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Juan: Los Wesleyanos * Arturo Vega 2702 Tallow Ct., Edinburg, TX Lay Delegate Weslaco: First * Carol Gorman 1008 W. Ash Dr., Weslaco, TX Lay Delegate Weslaco: First Joe Vasquez 709 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Weslaco: La Santisima Trinidad Irma Solis PO Box 1982, Elsa, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Weslaco: La Santisima Trinidad * Palmira Solis 707 N. Kansas, Weslaco, TX Lay Delegate HILL COUNTRY DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Bandera * Elizabeth Scott P O Box 2723, Bandera, TX Lay Delegate Bandera * Larry Scott PO Box 2723, Bandera, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Blanco * Greg Ashby 1405 Forest View Dr., Blanco TX Lay Delegate Boerne * Patricia Butler Preakness Lane, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX Lay Delegate Boerne * Thomas Butler Preakness Ln., Fair Oaks Ranch, TX Lay Delegate Boerne * Dawn Meador 509 Eagle Dr, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Boerne * Rusty Meador 509 Eagle Dr, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Boerne * Donnie Poitevent P O Box 728, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes Fran Baker 105 Wilcox, Burnet, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes Jerry Baker 105 Wilcox, Burnet, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes Barbara Ochs 305 Reven Acres Dr., Kingsland TX Lay Delegate Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes * Don Pullen Lay Delegate Buda Ben Johnson Arbor Trail, Buda, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Buda Greg Miller 1161 Elliot Ranch Road, Buda, TX Lay Delegate Buda * Frank Morgan 2321 Cornella Trimble, Buda, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Buda Diana Woods 125 Tori Dr., Buda, TX Lay Delegate Canyon Lake * Carol Bisset 636 Rimrock Pass, Canyon Lake TX Lay Delegate Carrizo Springs * Patty Bobbitt Box 642, Carrizo Springs, TX Lay Delegate Carrizo Springs Marila Mortin PO Box 127, Carrizo Springs, TX Lay Delegate Castroville: Medina Valley * Janet Cook 101 River Forest, Castroville, TX Lay Delegate Castroville: Medina Valley Janice Drabier 110 River Knl, Castroville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Center Point Carol Johnson 117 Loma Vista, Kerrville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Center Point * Joni Wiseman PO Box 503, Center Point TX Lay Delegate Comfort: Gaddis Memorial * Susan Kobarg 112 Juniper Lane, Boerne, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Comfort: Gattis Memorial * David Barnett 303 Settlers Way N., Comfort TX Lay Delegate Crystal City * Annette Harkey 520 N 12th, Crystal City TX Lay Delegate Crystal City * Jeannie Zirkel Hwy 16 N, Medina TX Lay Alternate Delegate Eagle Pass * Bruce Ballou 1465 Simpson, Eagle Pass, TX Lay Delegate Fredericksburg * Terry Collier 408 Cora, Fredericksburg, TX Lay Delegate Fredericksburg * James Ryan 452 Usener, Fredericksburg, TX Lay Delegate Fredericksburg * Judy Ryan 452 Usener, Fredericksburg, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Granite Shoals: Grace UMC B.J. Emmons 139 Hidden Oaks, Kingsland,, TX Lay Delegate Granite Shoals: Grace UMC Rebecca Spencer 217 Meadow Lake, Meadowlakes, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Gruene UMC * Rebecca Goossens 1705 Havenwood Blvd, New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate Gruene UMC * Micaeli K. Smith 2523 Country Ledge, New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate Gruene UMC Clifford Wheeler 647 Tom Kemp Dr., New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate Harper Bridgit Giedeman Box554, Harper, TX Lay Delegate Harper Pamela Matthews 143 Royal Oaks Loop, Kerrville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hill Country District * Ed Clark 116 Clear Springs Dr, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Jeanne Clark 116 Clear Springs Dr, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Diana Comuzzie 113 N J Dr, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Larissa Hallford 714 W. Travis, Fredericksburg, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District Jeannine Haughey 572 County Road 405, Uvalde, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Barbara Leming 906 San Fernando Lane, New Barunfels TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Paul Leming 906 San Fernando Lane, New Barunfels TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Dave Mcgaugh 406 Crestview DR, Marble Falls, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Michelle Noble 1304 Sunset Dr., Marble Falls, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Pam Poitevent PO Box 728, Boerne, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hill Country District * Judy Pullen 101 Bluebird Circle, Highland Haven, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District Stephen S Richardson 2331 Park Wood Drive, Portland, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Chris Rodriguez 1810 Nevada, San Marcos, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Ralph Rodriguez Red Maple Wood, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Hill Country District * Beth Seward 295 Mesquite Dr, Cedar Creek, TX Lay Delegate Hondo Christine Kailipaka 452 CR 421, Hondo, TX Lay Delegate Hondo * Fred Meyer P.O. Box 301, Hondo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Hunt * Larry Newbolt PO Box 708, Hunt TX Lay Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

31 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Johnson City: First Ingrid Moursund PO Box 1, Round Mountain, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Johnson City: First * James Sultemeier P.O. Box 7, Johnson City, TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: Barnett Chapel * Janet Threadgill 905 Paschal #403, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: First * Karla Douglass Lay Delegate Kerrville: First * Jim Huddleston 523 Fairway Dr, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: First * Nancy Huddleston 523 Fairway Dr, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: FUMC * Glenn Andrew 3553 La Cumbre Dr, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: FUMC * Leta Andrew 3553 La Cumbre Dr, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: FUMC * Jack co*ckrill 165 Treasure Hills S., Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kerrville: St. Paul * Louise Rush 119 Presidio Dr, Kerrville TX Lay Delegate Kyle * Jeff Davis 221 Wetzel, Kyle, TX Lay Delegate Kyle Joann Runkle 200 Poplarwood Dr, Kyle, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lakehills * Charles Maderer P.O. Box 667, Lakehills, TX Lay Delegate Lakehills * Dean Pate 245 Agape Lane, Lakehills, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Llano: Lutie Watkins * Julia Hilbun 815 RR 2323, Llano TX Lay Delegate Marble Falls * Bill Pickard 316 Stewart, Meadowlakes, TX Lay Delegate Marble Falls * Jeanette Pickard 316 Stewart, Meadowlakes, TX Lay Delegate Marble Falls Amber Weems 385 Cimarron Ranch Rd., Marble Falls, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Medina * Donna Jones 326 Jones Ranch Rd, Medina TX Lay Delegate New Braunfels: First * Irene Allen 3423 Texas Sotol, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate New Braunfels: First * Dan Collins 610 Fair Lane, New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate New Braunfels: First * Sharon Gray 12 Oak Moss, New Braunfels, TX Lay Alternate Delegate New Braunfels: First * Debbie Kirkham 2329 Oak Willow, New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate New Braunfels: First * Gary Kirkham 2329 Oak Willow, New Braunfels, TX Lay Delegate New Fountain * Glen Harrison 2627 CR 251, Hondo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate New Fountain * Chris Stiegler 2128 County Road 343, Hondo, TX Lay Delegate North Shore * Les Robertson 600 Simon Crest, Canyon Lake TX Lay Delegate North Shore UMC * Jimmy Adams 1218 Jonas Dr., Canyon Lake TX Lay Delegate Sabinal: First * Mary Bales Box 356, Sabinal, TX Lay Delegate Sabinal: First Betty Mathis PO Box 569, Sabinal, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Marcos: El Buen Pastor * Rosa Aldape 125 Sherwood St., San Marcos, TX Lay Delegate San Marcos: El Buen Pastor * Rebecca Ysaguirre 252 Silver Spur Drive, New Braunfels, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Marcos: First * Greg Golian 232 W. Sierra Circle, San Marcos, TX Lay Delegate San Marcos: First * Brian Hurt 421 W. San Antonio St., #c1, San Marcos, TX Lay Delegate San Marcos: First Lana King 250 S. Stagecoach Tr. #221, San Marcos, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Marcos: Jackson Chapel * Loraine Burleson 1109 N. Barbara Dr., San Marcos TX Lay Delegate The Journey * Sherry Christiansen Lay Delegate Utopia * Becky Blackstone PO Box 458, Utopia TX Lay Delegate Utopia * Stan Blackstone PO Box 458, Utopia TX Lay Alternate Delegate Uvalde * Shirley Grigg 249 Mueller St, Uvalde TX Lay Delegate Uvalde: First Al Haughey 572 County Road 405, Uvalde, TX Lay Delegate Wimberley * Beverly Hartsock 171 River Bend Road, Wimberley, TX Lay Delegate Wimberley * Lane Hartsock 171 River Bend Rd., Wimberley, TX Lay Delegate Yancey * Kathy Squires 8676 FM 462 S, Hondo, TX Lay Delegate LAS MISIONES DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Bracken * Pat Gathright 104 Valona, Schertz, TX Lay Delegate Bracken * Pat Helmken 1529 Circle Oak Drive, Schertz, TX Lay Delegate Bulverde David Baird 3235 Sable Xing, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bulverde Kevin Banks Smithson Valley Rd, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Bulverde Nancy Banks Smithson Valley Rd, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Bulverde * Emily Peterson Twin Creek, Bulverde, TX Lay Delegate Bulverde * Isaac D Saenz 406 Toyah Brook, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bulverde * Nancy L Spickelmier 265 Fossil Hills Loop, Spring Branch, TX Lay Delegate Bulverde * Robert G. Spickelmier 265 Fossil Hills Loop, Spring Branch, TX Lay Delegate Christine * Jack Powell 113 Turkey Trl, Jourdanton, TX Lay Delegate Christine Patti Powell 113 Turkey Trail, Jourdanton, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Cotulla: First * James D. Daniel 1247 Daniel Rd., Cotulla, TX Lay Delegate Cotulla: First Curt Rodriguez PO Box 578, Cotulla, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Devine: First * Felix Bazan 449 CR 7713, Devine, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Devine: First * Olga Bazan 449 CR 7713, Devine, TX Lay Delegate Dilley * Woody Bryan Box 6, Dilley, TX Lay Delegate Divine Grace UMC David Loest 223 N. Park Blvd., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Divine Grace UMC John Ybarra, Lay Alternate Delegate Floresville Gloria Lawhon, Lay Alternate Delegate Floresville * Shelly Weilbacher PO Box 340, Poth, TX Lay Delegate Floresville: El Mesias Ernestine Flores 421 Brown Ln, Floresville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Floresville: El Mesias * Eva Ortiz 1907 Standish St, Floresville, TX Lay Delegate

32 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 31 Helotes Hills * Karl Kluthe Circle A Trl, Helotes, TX Lay Delegate Helotes Hills Radal Wilkenson French Oaks, Helotes, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Jourdanton David Glenn 3500 Goliad Lot 361, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Jourdanton Kimberly Glenn Griffin Ridge, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate La Vernia David McMillan 4886 Prairie Summit, Seguin, TX Lay Delegate La Vernia * Timothy Taggart 121 Deer ridge Dr., La Vernia TX Lay Alternate Delegate Laredo: First Bill Chavez 506 Beverly Dr, Laredo, TX Lay Delegate Laredo: First * Laura O. Harris 2010 Lane St, Laredo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Laredo: La Trinidad * Ruth Cuellar 317 Jordan Cr, Laredo, TX Lay Delegate Laredo: La Trinidad Elizabeth G. Jimenez 206 Lake Lugano Rd., Laredo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Las Misiones District * Zeda Alvarado 888 Brushy Creek Drive, Lakehills, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District Aimee Blanco Darien Wing, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Annie L. Brown 4122 Winesap Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Analisa Campbell Forest Walk, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Iris Chavez Fort Creek, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Rachel Clear 5843 Royal Ridge, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Michael Drake 5989 Fm 1628 #1, Adkins, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Chris Duke 8806 Drayton Hts., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Lynne Foreman 420 Amistad, Universal City, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Jacqueline Freeman Manor Creek, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Francisco Gaytan Country Canyon, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Elizette Gonzalez 5822 Cypress Dawn, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Joshua Gonzalez 430 McNeel, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Patricia Greenwood 2017 Hays St., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District Norma Guerra 6341 Eastwind, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District Matthew Gutierez 3255 Eichman Rd., Poteet, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Joe N. Gwathmey 446 Mimosa Way Drive, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District Melinda McFarland Hartson 4242 Broadway Apt. 1801, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Jeff Harvey Stoney Falls St., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Newman Huo, Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Florence Jackson 9911 Abe Lincoln, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Rachel Latimer 6858 Celes Meadow Dr., Converse, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Eileen Lehmberg Whisper Dew St., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Alicia Almanza- Leyva 1115 Arroya Vista Dr, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Anthony LoBasso Bluffmont, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Margaret Loveless 6050 Derby Way, Bulverde, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Randy Loveless 6050 Derby Way, Bulverde, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Caitlin Virginia Lowry Johns Rd., Boerne, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Larry A. Luksik 110 Whispering Oaks, Adkins, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Hazel McClure Doe Lane, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Rebecca Ortiz 1007 Jennings Ave, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * John Patterson 123 Dogwood, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Las Misiones District * Amy Perkins 2010 Providence, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Carolyn Pittman, Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Becky Porter 2503 Ox Eye Trail, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Michael Porter 2503 Ox Eye Trail, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Gratches Propps 7706 Wexford Square, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District Thomas Sanders 222 Cloverleaf Ave., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Shawn Shaw 5989 Fm , Adkins, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Laurie Sherland Roddy Rd. #19, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Vanessa Smeberg 2010 W. Kings Hwy, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Michael Smith 1320 E. Bustamente, Laredo, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Abel C Stewart 5939 Brambletree, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Michael Swetman P.O. Box 443, St. Hedwig, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Mario Trejo 718 Clearview Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Minnie Zuniga Trejo 718 Clearview, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * James Voorhies 8522 Pendragon St, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Kelly Voorhies 8522 Pendragon St, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Jacob Ybarra 1321 S. Trinity, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Art Zamorano 2324 Newoak Park, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Las Misiones District * Patricia Zamorano 2324 Newoak Park, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Lytle * Kevin Keith PO Box 1286, Lytle, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Lytle * Michelle Keith PO Box 1286, Lytle, TX Lay Delegate Northeast Community * Percy Edwards 5800 Midcrown, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Oak Island * LaVerne Knappick PO Box 994, Somerset TX Lay Delegate Pearsall * Dave Richey 1315 E. Brazos, Pearsall, TX Lay Delegate Pearsall * Jacqueline Richey 1315 E. Brazos, Pearsall, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pleasanton: First * Frances Mayse PO Box O, Pleasanton, TX Lay Delegate Pleasanton: First John Mayse PO Box 0, Pleasanton, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Pleasanton: First Leigh Ann Ware Shearrer P O Box 180, Pleasanton, TX Lay Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

33 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Poteet * Robert Thomas Franklin 1205 Cheryl, Pleasanton, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo * Thomas Kinkead 4858 Castle Path, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Cindy Williams, Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Michael DeLeon 236 La Garde St., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Frank Ecoff Longhorn Trail, Bulverde, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Lupita Ecoff Longhorn Trail, Bulverde, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Laurie Fitch 2210 Briarwood, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Tom Fitch 2210 Briarwood, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Gary Gaut 7709 Broadway St. #224, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Kaye Gaut 7709 Broadway St. #224, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * John Hannah 102 Castleoaks, San Antonio,, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Libby Hannah 102 Castle Oaks, San Antonio, Tx Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Bob Rork 500 Geneseo Ave., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights Linda Rork 500 Geneseo Ave., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Lillian Yates 6 Oxford Hall, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Alamo Heights * Michael Yates 6 Oxford Hall, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Aldersgate * Dorothy Graschel 2726 Hiawatha St, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Aldersgate Cynthia Grey 1402 Steves, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Bethany * Lorraine Flakes 3800 Perrin Central # 637, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Bethel * Ian Glenn 9202 Gillcross, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Bethel * Sharon McCaskill 4110 Timberbrook Dr, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Chapel Hill * Paul M. Collins Adriana Maria, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Chapel Hill * Kim Houf, Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Chinese UMC Jerry Huang 7911 Hermosa Hill, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Chinese UMC Jing Yang Rocky Trail, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Christ Fellowship * Yuri Balmaceda 811 Creek Pebble, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Christ Fellowship * Sandy Rogers 8814 Shade Tree, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Christ Fellowship Paul Andrew Trejo Alamo Ranch Pwy, # 16103, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: co*ker * Karen Angelini Triple Creek, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: co*ker * Ann Ault Susancrest Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: co*ker * William C. Ault Susancrest Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: co*ker Irma Blanco Darien Wing, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: co*ker Melissa Klaus Surreywood, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: co*ker Robert Klaus Surreywood, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Colonial Hills * Robert F. Bories, Jr. 50 Vienna, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Colonial Hills * Shirley Bories 50 Vienna, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Colonial Hills * Debbie Miller 9106 Brigadoon, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: East St. Paul * Ramona Brownlow 351 Astoria Dr, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: East St. Paul * Jesse Diaz 6303 Port Royal, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: El Buen Samaritano * Martha F. Marie 8222 Banbury Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: El Buen Samaritano Martin Pina 102 Ray Avenue, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: El Divino Salvador * Evangeline Gomez 123 Rolling Green, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: El Divino Salvador Elida Latigo 2126 Petersburg, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: El Mesias * Ilma Garzon 3711 Spanish Br., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: El Mesias Dora Solis 5431 Painted Horse, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Emanuel * Harry Hernandez Bogey Ridge, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Emanuel Hermila Martinez 1535 Peterson Ave, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Epworth Jerald Wayne Eskridge, Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Epworth * Verna H. Eskridge 4606 Bernadine Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Ernest T. Dixon * Carolyn Hayden 7615 Laurel Oak Way, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Harlandale * Mary Lou Harvey 811 Saipan, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Harlandale * Barbara Wright 309 E. White, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Jacob's Chapel Denise Gordon 8502 Westover Park, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Jacob's Chapel * Guy Morrison, Lay Delegate SAnt: Jefferson Tiger Alejandro PO Box , San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Jefferson Debbie Austin 226 Thomas Jefferson, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Jefferson * Justin Mendoza Huebner Rd. #112, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Jefferson Clyde E. Schmittou 3110 Blanco Pass, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Korean * Hye Cha Ansley 7942 Wayside Trl, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Korean Myung Hi Cho 8931 Burgandy, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Sant: La Trinidad * Javier Noriega 5103 Timber Terrace, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC * Vicki Ferguson 1606 Beauchamp, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC Sue Hall 1005 W. Agarita, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC Ann McGlone 732 Patterson, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northern Hills * Patsy Greeman 6 Nikita Drive, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northern Hills * Carolyn Haisler 2635 Tuscan Oaks, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northern Hills * Terrolynn B. McCandless 1307 Arrow Stone, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northern Hills * Donna Roeder Lookout Falls, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northern Hills Wendell Watson 1730 Nightshade, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Northwest Hills * marcelle Conte Reyes Canyon, Helotes, TX Lay Delegate

34 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 33 SAnt: Oak Meadow * Terry W. Schoenert 2907 Barrel Oak, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Oxford * Michelle Garibay-Carey 9739 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Oxford * Louise Taylor White Fawn Dr, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Pollard Memorial Ricardo Guadarama 122 Baird, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Pollard Memorial * Cisco Leyva Victory Cavern, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Principe de Paz * Manuel Chavez Sr Fork Creek, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Principe de Paz * Laura Vega 143 Rodena, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Resurrection UMC * Anne Neighbors 172 Fairway Dr., Floresville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Resurrection UMC * Diana Tate 9404 Crow Lane, Adkins, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Sanford Chapel * Nelson Lee Brown 9510 Quicksilver St., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Sanford Chapel * John W. Harris 354 Hortencia, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Spring Creek Alan Brown, Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Spring Creek * John Decker 8338 Piney Wood Run, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Spring Creek * Michele Segura Bearcat, Boerne, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Andrew's * Courtenay Euton, Lay Delegate SAnt: St. John's * Helen Smith 427 McNeel Rd, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: St. John's * Roger Smith 427 Mcneel Rd., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Mark's Imogene Brown Redlawn Dr., San Antonio TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: St. Mark's * Sue Horner 2314 Greencrest, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Matthew's * Jo Reinschmidt 4419 Las Cruses, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Matthew's * Carolyn Twyford Pebble Gate, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Paul Barbara Ford-Young 683 Crestway Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: St. Paul Barbara J. Gardner 342 TomRob Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Travis Park * Betty Ruth Curry 1111 W. Mulberry, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Travis Park Brock Curry 1111 W. Mulberry Ave., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Travis Park * Rachel Jennings 2729 Perez St., San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Travis Park Becky Vitola 1505 w. Huisache Ave, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Trinity * Don Khan 4219 Valley Pike, San Antonio, Tx Lay Delegate SAnt: Trinity Harriet P. Phillips Charter Valley, San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Sant: University * Karen Schulz Central Prairie, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Sant: University * Martha Swayze 4214 Sweet Sand, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Sant: University * Steve Swayze 4214 Sweet Sand, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Sant: University * Jane Wilson 5826 Dan Duryea, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Sant: University * Rick Wilson 5826 Dan Duryea, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate Sant: University * Lynnell Lowry Johns Road, Boerne TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Westlawn * Dulia Castro, Lay Delegate SAnt: Westlawn Robert Corpus 1302 NW 22nd St., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Windcrest James Hatch 6023 Winterhaven Dr., San Antonio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAnt: Windcrest * Jane Martindale 6323 Royal Ridge, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate SAnt: Windcrest * Robert Martindale 6323 Royal Ridge, San Antonio, TX Lay Delegate Schertz * Ron Dancy 424 Wieder Rd., Cibolo, TX Lay Delegate Schertz * Sandra Lippert 2912 White Pine Drive, Schertz, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Schertz * Michael Vlk 830 Stadler Cove, Cibolo, TX Lay Delegate Somerset * Roy Brown Somerset, Somerset TX Lay Alternate Delegate Somerset * Jim Christie 420 Woodlawn Hills Rd, Poteet, TX Lay Delegate Somerset Metha Haggard IH 35 South, Atascosa, TX Lay Delegate Stockdale: Christ * Sherri Cooper PO Box 481, Stockdale, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Stockdale: Christ * Patty Stahl PO Box 398, Stockdale, TX Lay Delegate Universal City * Gerald M. Beverly Corinth, Universal City, TX Lay Delegate Universal City * Leonard G Dagg 110 Foxglove Lane, Universal City, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Windsong * Lisa Gonzalez Robert Glenn, San Antonio TX Lay Delegate AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES WEST DISTRICT POSITION NAME ADDRESS LAY/ALTERNATE Art Virginia Durst PO Box 685, Mason, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Art * Roger Jordan PO Box 1096, Mason, TX Lay Delegate Big Lake: First Jeff Garner th St., Big Lake, TX Lay Delegate Big Lake: First Steve Long 904 Maryland, Big Lake, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Brackettville * Ana Martinez 114 Avenida Juarez, Brackettville, TX Lay Delegate Brackettville * Bob Martinez PO Box 2013, Brackettsville, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Brady: First * Teresa Keese PO Box 574, Brady, TX Lay Delegate Brady: First * Sharon Sharp PO Box 1191, Brady, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bronte: First Rebecca Boyce PO Box 389, Bronte, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Bronte: First * Fran Sonnenberg PO Box 29, Bronte, TX Lay Delegate Castell Shirley Davis W. RR 152, Llano, TX Lay Delegate Castell JoAnn McDougall 1209 E. Sandstone, Llano, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Center City * Janet S. Birkner PO Box 709, Zephyr, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Center City Walter Kovar 42 CR 232, Goldthwaite, TX Lay Delegate

35 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Christoval * Susan Donaldson PO Box 135, Christoval, TX Lay Delegate Del Rio: First Walter W. Cole 113 Palmoma Dr, Del Rio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Del Rio: First Dan Lloyd, Jr San Pedro, Del Rio, TX Lay Delegate Del Rio: Principe de Paz * Peggy Jo Lara 1601 Gillis Ave., Del Rio, TX Lay Delegate Del Rio: Principe de Paz Cinthia Vasquez 311 E. Bowie, Del Rio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Eldorado: First Robert Parker PO Box 934, Eldorado, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Eldorado: First * Lynn Stoever PO Box 641, Eldorado, TX Lay Delegate Goldthwaite * Barbara Hood 310 US Hwy 183 S, Goldthwaite, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Goldthwaite * Alma Priddy PO Box E, Priddy, TX Lay Delegate Hilda * Nanci Gibbons PO Box 966, Mason TX Lay Delegate Junction * David Dobbins 111 North 19th St., Junction TX Lay Delegate Junction * Tina Haynes PO Box 838, Junction TX Lay Delegate Mason: First * Karla Bearden PO Box 424, Mason, TX Lay Delegate McCamey: First * Jerry Whitaker PO Box 1311, Mccamey, TX Lay Delegate McCamey: First * Marilyn Whitaker PO Box 1311, Mccamey, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Menard: First Joe Russell PO Box 902, Menard, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Menard: First * Louise Whitson PO Box 121, Menard, TX Lay Delegate Mertzon * Alan Drennan PO Box 437, Mertzon TX Lay Delegate Miles * Janice Alexander P.O. Box 582, Miles, TX Lay Delegate Miles Deborah Karschner 3210 Canyon Creek Dr, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Ozona * Brock Jones, Jr. PO Box 2008, Ozona, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Ozona * Camille Adams Jones PO Box 2008, Ozona, TX Lay Delegate Ozona Billy Reagor PO Box 1652, Ozona, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Paint Rock: First Danell Sims PO Box 95, Paint Rock, TX Lay Delegate Paint Rock: First * Lisa Thomson 4201 Shefflera, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rankin Angela Golson PO Box 881, Rankin, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rankin * Paula Hill PO Box 812, Rankin, TX Lay Delegate Robert Lee * Claire Giudici PO Box 844, Robert Lee, TX Lay Delegate Robert Lee David O'Dell PO Box 858, Robert Lee, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rocksprings: First * Kathleen Fulton PO Box 215, Camp Wood, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Rocksprings: First Dora White PO Box 1028, Rocksprings, TX Lay Delegate San Saba * Cindy Hawkins 195 FM 1480, San Saba, TX Lay Alternate Delegate San Saba * Roland Hawkins 195 FM 1480, San Saba, TX Lay Delegate SAng: Bethel Ruth Montemayor 1417 Koberlin, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAng: First * Duane Hamblin 420 Baker, San Angelo TX Lay Delegate Sang: FUMC * Gary Bowen 2002 Putter Dr., San Angelo TX Lay Delegate Sang: FUMC * Leslee Bowen 2002 Putter Dr., San Angelo TX Lay Delegate Sang: FUMC * Anne Hardegree 3814 Hillcrest, San Angelo TX Lay Delegate Sang: FUMC * David Hardegree 3814 Hillcrest, San Angelo TX Lay Delegate SAng: Grape Creek UMC * Savanah Jost 8902 Runion Road, San Angelo TX Lay Delegate SAng: Sierra Vista * Bill Love 902 N. Main #22, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate SAng: Sierra Vista * Cindy Love 902 N. Main Street #22, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate SAng: Sierra Vista * Tina Whites 3205 Oak Mountain Trail, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAng: St. Luke Randi Havlak 7041 Robert Dr, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate SAng: St. Luke Carol J. Kohutek 2714 San Antonio St., San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate SAng: Wesley Trinity * Franklin DeVore, Sr 2768 Eunice Dr, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate SAng: Wesley Trinity Diane Raphael 2100 Shelton St., San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Sonora Cliff Brister 1308 S. Crockett, Sonora, TX Lay Delegate Sonora Kyle Rudd 312 Wardlaw, Sonora, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Star Janet S. Birkner PO Box 709, Zephyr, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Star Eva Schulze 1180 County Road 157, Evant, TX Lay Delegate Sterling City: First * Josh Gaines PO Box 235, Sterling City, TX Lay Delegate Sterling City: First Melinda Gaines PO Box 235, Sterling City, TX Lay Alternate Delegate Veribest UMC * Lisa Thomson 4201 Shefflera, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate West District * Chuck Bearden FM 1871, Box 424, Mason, TX Lay Delegate West District * John Copeland P.O. Box 1306, Sterling City, TX Lay Delegate West District * Karl Havlak 7041 Robert Dr., San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Cathy Hubbard 3721 Armstrong, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Clay Hubbard 3721 Armstrong, San Angelo, TX Lay Alternate Delegate West District * Kevin Lambert 1613 Wyoming, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Andy Lewis 1894 Ridgeline Dr, Del Rio, TX Lay Delegate West District * Rhonda Cutrer Long 1808 Cline St, Goldthwaite, TX Lay Delegate West District * Mack Pusley 112 Warbonnet Tr., Del Rio, TX Lay Alternate Delegate West District * Gwen Ragsdale PO Box 163, Rochelle, TX Lay Delegate West District * Joyce Sprott 3301 Lindenwood Dr., San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Royce Sprott 3301 Lindenwood Dr., San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Mark White 40 Southridge, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate West District * Patsy White PO Box 3210, San Angelo, TX Lay Delegate

36 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 35 CHURCH DIRECTORY Addresses listed are physical addresses and may not reflect the mailing address of the church. Capital District Berkeley United Methodist Church 2407 Berkeley Ave.; Austin TX Bethany United Methodist Church Anderson Mill Rd; Austin TX Covenant United Methodist Church 4410 Duval Rd.; Austin TX Crestview United Methodist Church 1300 Morrow St.; Austin TX Decker United Methodist Church 8304 Decker Lane; Austin TX Emmanuel United Methodist Church 200 Brushy St.; Austin TX Faith United Methodist Church 2701 S. Lamar Blvd; Austin TX Austin: First United Methodist Church 1201 Lavaca St.; Austin TX Govalle United Methodist Church 831 Springdale Rd.; Austin TX Lake Travis United Methodist Church 1502 Ranch Road 620 N.; Austin TX Memorial United Methodist Church 6100 Berkman Dr; Austin TX Northwest Hills United Methodist Church 7050 Village Center Dr; Austin TX Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Highway 290 West; Austin TX Parker Lane United Methodist Church 2105 Parker Lane; Austin TX Servant Church 1605 E 38th 1/2 St; Austin TX Simpson United Methodist Church 1709 E. 12th St.; Austin TX St. John's United Methodist Church 2140 Allandale Road; Austin TX St. Luke United Methodist Church 1306 West Lynn; Austin TX St. Mark United Methodist Church 601 W. Braker Lane; Austin TX St. Paul's United Methodist Church 7206 Creedmoor Rd.; Austin TX St. Peter's United Methodist Church 4509 Springdale Rd; Austin TX Tarrytown United Methodist Church 2601 Exposition; Austin TX Trinity United Methodist Church 4001 Speedway; Austin TX University United Methodist Church 2409 Guadalupe St.; Austin TX Wesley United Methodist Church 1160 San Bernard St.; Austin TX Westlake United Methodist Church 1460 Red Bud Trail; Austin TX Bee Creek United Methodist Church 3000 Bee Creek Rd; Spicewood TX Bend United Methodist Church Off Hwy 580; Bend TX Bertram United Methodist Church 135 North Street; Bertram TX Burnet United Methodist Church 301 E Graves St; Burnet TX Cedar Park: First United Methodist Church 600 West Park Street; Cedar Park TX Chapel Hill United Methodist Church S. HWy 183; Lampassas TX Driftwood United Methodist Church FM 150 & 967; Driftwood TX Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Ranch Rd 12; Dripping Springs TX Kempner United Methodist Church E. U.S. Hwy 190; Kemper TX Lampasas United Methodist Church 1000 Hwy. 190 East; Lampasas TX Leander United Methodist Church 107 S. West Drive; Leander TX Liberty Hill United Methodist Church 101 Church St; Liberty Hill TX Lometa United Methodist Church 100 2nd Street; Lometa TX Manchaca United Methodist Church FM 1626 at Manchaca Rd; Manchaca TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 301 8th St.; Moody TX First United Methodist Church of Pflugerville 500 E. Pecan St.; Pflugerville TX Rolling Hills Community Church 6201 Lohman Ford; Lago Vista TX El Divino Salvador United Methodist Church 3406 Rosewood Dr.; Temple TX Latin American United Methodist Church 1320 Webster Ave; Waco TX Coastal Bend District El Mesias United Methodist Church 1021 Gibson Drive; Alice TX AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

37 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Alice: First United Methodist Church 111 N. Adams; Alice TX Aransas Pass United Methodist Church 523 South 8th St; Aransas Pass TX Austwell United Methodist Church 701 Main; Austwell TX Banquete United Methodist Church 4393 FM Hwy 666; Banquete TX Beeville: First United Methodist Church 106 E. Cleveland St.; Beeville TX Jones Chapel United Methodist Church 115 N. Leverman; Beeville TX El Redentor United Methodist Church 406 West 6th; Bishop TX Bishop: First United Methodist Church 804 E 6th ST; Bishop TX Bruni United Methodist Church 312 Ave D; Bruni TX Asbury United Methodist Church 7501 S. Staples; Corpus Christi TX El Buen Pastor PO Box 3224; Corpus Christi TX First United Methodist Church 900 S. Shoreline; Corpus Christi TX Grace United Methodist Church Northwest Blvd; Corpus Christi TX Island in the Son United Methodist Church Hwy 361; Corpus Christi TX Kelsey Memorial United Methodist Church 1610 Comanche St.; Corpus Christi TX St. John's United Methodist Church 5300 S. Alameda; Corpus Christi TX St.Luke's United Methodist Church 3151 Reid Drive; Corpus Christi TX St. Paul United Methodist Church 1202 Sam Rankin; Corpus Christi TX St. Peter's By The Sea UMC 1541 Waldron Rd.; Corpus Christi TX Wesley United Methodist Church 3915 Gollihar; Corpus Christi TX Falfurrias: First United Methodist Church 302 W. Allen; Falfurrias TX Fannin United Methodist Church Hwy 59; Fannin TX Fashing United Methodist Church 1867 Cr Rd. 467; Stockdale TX Freer United Methodist Church 901 Huisache; Freer TX George West United Methodist Church 501 Crockett; George West TX Fannin St. United Methodist Church 345 S. Mt. Arburn St.; Goliad TX Goliad: First United Methodist Church 134 W. Pearl; Goliad TX Hebbronville: First United Methodist Church 211 W. Viggie; Hebbronville TX Ingleside United Methodist Church 2572 Church Street; Ingleside TX Karnes City: United Methodist Church 201 N. Esplanade; Karnes City TX El Buen Samaritano UMC 248 Booe; Kenedy TX Christ United Methodist Church 1120 Carlos Truan Blvd.; Kingsville TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 501 E. Alice; Kingsville TX Kingsville: First United Methodist Church 230 W. Kleberg; Kingsville TX Lolita United Methodist Church Corner Pecan & College; Lolita TX Mathis United Methodist Church 420 S. Duval; Mathis TX Odem: First United Methodist Church 1309 Haisley; Odem TX Palacios United Methodist Church 209 Lucas; Palacios TX Pawnee United Methodist Church Hwy 72 West; Pawnee TX Pettus United Methodist Church Hayes off main st.; Pettus TX Point Comfort United Methodist Church 92 Wood St.; Point Comfort TX Port Lavaca: First United Methodist Church 814 N. San Antonio; Port Lavaca TX Portland: First United Methodist Church 4545 Wildcat Drive; Portland TX Premont United Methodist Church 248 SW First; Premont TX Refugio United Methodist Church 310 Power St.; Refugio TX Riviera United Methodist Church P O Box 65; Riviera TX El Redentor United Methodist Church 214 W. Ave E; Robstown TX Rockport: First United Methodist Church 801 E. Main St.; Rockport TX 78382

38 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 37 San Diego: First United Methodist Church 136 Country Road 472; Alice TX Seadrift United Methodist Church 104 W. Baltimore; Seadrift TX Sinton: First United Methodist Church 405 W. Sinton St.; Sinton TX Skidmore United Methodist Church 201 Sullivan St.; Skidmore TX Taft United Methodist Church 302 McIntyre Ave.; Taft TX Three Rivers United Methodist Church 201 E. Church; Three Rivers TX Faith United Woodsboro UMC 405 Wood Ave.; Woodsboro TX Crossroads District Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church 4322 US Hwy 90 A; Altair TX Bastrop United Methodist Church 1201 Main; Bastrop TX Nazareth United Methodist Church 1618 Grace St.; Bay City TX Belmont United Methodist Church US Hwy 90-A West; Belmont TX Bloomington: First United Methodist Church 220 Indiana; Bloomington TX Cedar Creek United Methodist Church 123 Wamel Way; Cedar Creek TX Columbus: First United Methodist Church 1229 Milam St; Columbus TX St. Paul United Methodist Church 916 Fannin; Columbus TX Cuero: First United Methodist Church 1201 Lavaca St; Austin TX Corinth United Methodist Church 160 Coach Drive; Buda TX Dewville United Methodist Church 5665 County Rd. 121 west; Dewville TX Eagle Lake United Methodist Church 200 West Prairie; Eagle Lake TX Edna: First United Methodist Church 216 W. Main; Edna TX Scruggs Chapel United Methodist Church 313 N. Carver; Edna TX El Campo: First United Methodist Church 1001 Avenue I; El Campo TX St. Paul United Methodist Church 211 E. Third; El Campo TX Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church 202 Olive; El Campo TX Elgin United Methodist Church 216 West 3rd St; Elgin TX Bethel United Methodist Church 3602 Ferguson Lane; Austin TX Evan's Chapel United Methodist Church 243 County Road 228; Gonzales TX Fentress United Methodist Church FM Rd 20; Fentress TX Flatonia United Methodist Church 403 E. North Main; Flatonia TX Freyburg United Methodist Church 4520 FM 2238; Schulenburg TX Ganado: First United Methodist Church 402 Twin Oaks Blvd.; Ganado TX Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church Mansfield & Baxter; Garwood TX Gonzales: First United Methodist Church 426 St. Paul; Gonzales TX Henson Chapel United Methodist Church 1113 St. Andrew; Gonzales TX Hallettsville: First United Methodist Church 206 S. Dowling St.; Hallettsville TX Harwood United Methodist Church N. 2nd St. & N. Gonzales; Harwood TX Haynie Chapel United Methodist Church Greenwood Dr.; Del Valle TX Hope United Methodist Church Lavaca CR 413 of US 77 & 111; Hope TX Industry United Methodist Church 1918 West Old Main; Industry TX Cherry Chapel United Methodist Church N. Jefferson St.; LaGrange TX Kingsbury United Methodist Church 7035 FM 2438; Kingsbury TX La Grange: First United Methodist Church 1215 N. Von Minden; La Grange TX St. James United Methodist Church 710 N. Jackson St. ; La Grange TX Lockhart: First United Methodist Church 313 W. San Antonio; Lockhart TX St. Mark's United Methodist Church 602 E. Live Oak; Lockhart TX Louise United Methodist Church 207 Center & Second; Louise TX Luling: First United Methodist Church 703 E Bowie; Luling TX AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

39 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES William Taylor United Methodist Church 325 Jones; Luling TX Lytton Springs United Methodist Church Hwy 1185; Lytton Springs TX Manor United Methodist Church 510 N. Burnet St.; Manor TX Martindale United Methodist Church 100 Bowie St.; Martindale TX Monthalia United Methodist Church PO Box 213; Cost TX Mossy Grove United Methodist Church PO Box 163; Hallettsville TX Muldoon United Methodist Church 2642 W. FM 2237; Muldoon TX Nixon United Methodist Church 400 N. Franklin; Nixon TX Harris Chapel United Methodist Church 308 S. Liberty Ave.; Nixon TX Nursery United Methodist Church PO Box 223; Nursery TX Getsemani United Methodist Church th St.; Port Arthur TX Prairie Lea United Methodist Church Hwy 20; Prairie Lea TX Rabke United Methodist Church West on Ratcliffe Rd.; Rabke TX Richardson-Brown Chapel UMC 804 N. Main; Hallettsville TX Rock Island United Methodist Church County Road 106; Rock Island TX Runge United Methodist Church 416 N. Wilbern; Runge TX Schulenburg United Methodist Church 209 N. Upton Ave.; Schulenburg TX Sequin: First United Methodist Church 710 North Austin St.; Seguin TX La Trinidad United Methodist Church PO Box 413; Seguin TX Wesley Harper United Methodist Church 754 W. Court St.; Seguin TX Shiner: First United Methodist Church 621 S. Welhausen; Shiner TX Johnson's Chapel United Methodist Church 102 Buster; Halletsville TX Smiley United Methodist Church 208 Morey Ave; Smiley TX Smithville: First United Methodist Church 400 Olive Ave.; Smithville TX Staples United Methodist Church 9760 FM 621; Staples TX Stevens Chapel United Methodist Church 309 Wolters; Schulenberg TX Telferner United Methodist Church 104 East St.; Telferner TX First United Methodist Church 407 N Bridge St.; Victoria TX John Wesley United Methodist Church 8300 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy; Victoria TX Webster Chapel United Methodist Church 405 S. Wheeler; Victoria TX Weimar: First United Methodist Church 301 W. St. Charles; Weimar TX Winchester United Methodist Church 8933 FM 153; Winchester TX Yoakum: First United Methodist Church 1026 E. Gonzales; Yoakum TX Yorktown: First United Methodist Church 222 N. Riedel; Yorktown TX El Valle District San Pablo United Methodist Church PO Box 434; Alamo TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 435 Boca Chica Blvd.; Brownsville TX Templo Emmanuel United Methodist Church 135 Madison St.; Brownsville TX Brownsville: First United Methodist Church 1225 Boca Chica Blvd.; Brownsville TX Donna: First United Methodist Church 302 S Main St; Donna TX Principe de Paz United Methodist Church PO Box 887; Donna TX Edcouch: First United Methodist Church 1015 Santa Rosa; Edcouch TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 705 E. University Drive; Edinburg TX Edinburg: First United Methodist Church 3707 W. University; Edinburg TX First United Methodist Church PO Box 275; Elsa TX El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church 806 W. Grant; Harlingen TX Harlingen: First United Methodist Church 321 E. Harrison; Harlingen TX Valley Praise United Methodist Church 1927 W. Jefferson Ave.; Harlingen TX 78550

40 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 39 Wesley United Methodist Church 1406 E Austin Avenue; Harlingen TX La Feria United Methodist Church 331 S. Main; La Feria TX Dios Es Amor United Methodist Church PO Box 118; La Feria TX Lyford: First United Methodist Church 403 W. 4th; Lyford TX El Divino Redentor United Methodist Church PO Box 1570; Mcallen TX McAllen: First United Methodist Church 4200 N. Mccoll Road; Mcallen TX St. Mark United Methodist Church 301 Pecan Blvd; Mcallen TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 341 S. Virginia Ave; Mercedes TX Mercedes: First United Methodist Church 200 W 16th St.; Mercedes TX El Mesias United Methodist Church PO Box 4787; Mission TX Mission: First United Methodist Church 1101 Doherty; Mission TX La Trinidad United Methodist Church 105 E. Warren Street; Pharr TX Nueva Vida United Methodist Church 304 W. Dicker Rd.; Pharr TX Port Isabel: First United Methodist Church 101 W. Adams; Port Isabel TX Bethel United Methodist Church PO Box 751; Raymondville TX Raymondville: First United Methodist Church 192 S. 3rd; Raymondville TX First United Methodist Church 2548 Palm Circle; Rio Grande City TX St. John United Methodist Church 109 N. FM 3167; Rio Grande City TX San Benito: First United Methodist Church 400 N Sam Houston Blvd; San Benito TX San Juan United Methodist Church 800 S. Nebraska; San Juan TX Los Wesleyanos United Methodist Church PO Box 705; San Juan TX Santa Rosa United Methodist Church Fm 506 & Santa Vista; Santa Rosa TX Weslaco: First United Methodist Church 520 S. Illinois; Weslaco TX La Santisima Trinidad UMC 409 E. Second Street; Weslaco TX Zapata United Methodist Church nd St.; Zapata TX Hill Country District Bandera United Methodist Church 1103 Cedar; Bandera TX Blanco United Methodist Church 61 Pecan St.; Blanco TX Boerne United Methodist Church 205 E. James St.; Boerne TX Highland Lakes United Methodist Church RR 1431 at Hwy 29; Buchanan Dam TX Buda United Methodist Church 302 Elm Street; Buda TX Canyon Lake United Methodist Church 206 Flintstone Dr.; Canyon Lake TX Carrizo Springs United Methodist Church 602 W. Nopal; Carrizo Springs TX Medina Valley United Methodist Church 1108 Country Lane; Castroville TX Center Point United Methodist Church 118 Church Street; Center Point TX Cherokee United Methodist Church 103 So. Highway 16; Cherokee TX Gaddis Memorial United Methodist Church 329 Fifth Street; Comfort TX Crystal City United Methodist Church 616 E. Valverde; Crystal City TX Swindall Memorial United Methodist Church 204 E. Kinney St.; Crystal City TX Eagle Pass United Methodist Church 571 Quarry Street; Eagle Pass TX La Trinidad United Methodist Church 811 N. Bibb Ave; Eagle Pass TX Fredericksburg United Methodist Church 1800 North Llano; Fredericksburg TX Grace United Methodist Church 4007 Valley View Lane; Granite Shoals TX Gruene United Methodist Church 2629 E Common St.; New Braunfels TX Harper United Methodist Church Highway 290; Harper TX Hondo United Methodist Church th Street; Hondo TX Hunt United Methodist Church 137 Merritt Road; Hunt TX Johnson City: First United Methodist Church 105 LBJ Drive; Johnson City TX AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

41 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Barnett Chapel United Methodist Church 710 Paschal; Kerrville TX Kerrville: First United Methodist Church 321 Thompson Dr.; Kerrville TX St. Paul's United Methodist Church 135 Methodist Encampment; Kerrville TX Kyle United Methodist Church 408 Lockhart; Kyle TX Lakehills United Methodist Church 150 Avenue J; Lakehills TX Leakey United Methodist Church 419 E. Market; Leakey TX Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church 800 Wright; Llano TX Marble Falls United Methodist Church 1101 Bluebonnet; Marble Falls TX Medina United Methodist Church Corner of Reed and Church St; Medina TX Montell United Methodist Church Hwy 55; Montell TX New Braunfels: First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St; New Braunfels TX New Fountain United Methodist Church 2980 FM 2676; Hondo TX North Shore United Methodist Church N Cranes Mill Rd; Canyon Lake TX Sabinal: First United Methodist Church 200 W. Fisher; Sabinal TX El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church 209 E. Grove St.; San Marcos TX San Marcos: First United Methodist Church 129 W. Hutchison; San Marcos TX Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church 524 Center & Herndon; San Marcos TX Utopia United Methodist Church 200 Cypress Street; Utopia TX Uvalde: First United Methodist Church 301 N. High; Uvalde TX La Divina Trindad United Methodist Church PO Box 5335; Uvalde TX Valley Spring United Methodist Church HWY 71 and Main St.; Valley Springs TX Walnut United Methodist Church 2 miles W. of 962 on FM; Walnut TX Wimberley United Methodist Church Ranch Road 12 at 1492; Wimberley TX Yancey United Methodist Church 400 Church Street; Yancey TX Las Misiones District Bracken United Methodist Church FM 2252; San Antonio TX Bulverde United Methodist Church Hwy 281 N; San Antonio TX Christine United Methodist Church Corner 10th St & Ave J; Christine TX Cotulla: First United Methodist Church 302 Center St; Cotulla TX Devine: First United Methodist Church 212 W. Benton Ave; Devine TX Dilley United Methodist Church 126 W. Miller; Dilley TX Bethania United Methodist Church PO Box 126; Dilley TX Floresville United Methodist Church 1205 B Street; Floresville TX El Mesias United Methodist Church 983 2nd St.; Floresville TX Helotes Hills United Methodist Church Bandera Rd.; Helotes TX Jourdanton United Methodist Church 705 Chestnut; Jourdanton TX La Vernia United Methodist Church 210 Bluebonnet; La Vernia TX El Mesias United Methodist Church 1102 Santa Maria; Laredo TX Laredo: First United Methodist Church 1220 McClelland; Laredo TX La Trinidad PO Box 1477; Laredo TX Lytle United Methodist Church Somerset & Mesquite; Lytle TX Oak Island United Methodist Church 2970 DeVilbiss Lane; San Antonio TX Pearsall United Methodist Church 507 E. San Antonio; Pearsall TX San Pablo United Methodist Church 406 W. Trinity St.; Pearsall TX Pleasanton: First United Methodist Church 420 N. Main; Pleasanton TX Poteet United Methodist Church 508 4th; Poteet TX Alamo United Methodist Church 4071 N Foster Rd.; San Antonio TX Alamo Heights United Methodist Church 825 E Basse Rd; San Antonio TX Aldersgate United Methodist Church 502 Kayton; San Antonio TX 78210

42 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 41 Bethany United Methodist Church 4102 Eisenhauer; San Antonio TX Bethel United Methodist Church 227 S Acme Rd.; San Antonio TX Chapel Hill United Methodist Church 4114 S.W. Loop 410; San Antonio TX Chinese United Methodist Church 6487 Whitby Rd.; San Antonio TX Christ Fellowship United Methodist Church PO Box 1666; Helotes TX co*ker United Methodist Church 231 E. North Loop Rd.; San Antonio TX Colonial Hills United Methodist Church 5247 Vance Jackson; San Antonio TX East St. Paul United Methodist Church 211 Lockhart; San Antonio TX El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church 302 Odis; San Antonio TX El Mesias United Methodist Church 825 Aransas Ave; San Antonio TX Emanuel United Methodist Church 3225 W. Poplar St.; San Antonio TX Epworth United Methodist Church 5718 Pecan Valley Drive; San Antonio TX Ernest T. Dixon United Methodist Church 6060 US HWY 87 E; San Antonio TX Harlandale United Methodist Church 6025 South Flores; San Antonio TX Jacob's Chapel United Methodist Church 406 S Polaris; San Antonio TX Jefferson Y El Divino Salvador 758 Donaldson Ave.; San Antonio TX Korean United Methodist Church 5705 Blanco; San Antonio TX La Trinidad United Methodist Church 300 San Fernando; San Antonio TX Laurel Heights United Methodist Church 227 W. Woodlawn; San Antonio TX Northern Hills United Methodist Church 3703 N. Loop 1604 E.; San Antonio TX Northwest Hills United Methodist Church 7575 Tezel Rd.; San Antonio TX Oak Meadow United Methodist Church 2740 Hunters Green Dr; San Antonio TX Oxford United Methodist Church 9739 Huebner Rd; San Antonio TX Pollard Memorial United Methodist Church PO Box 5473; San Antonio TX Principe de Paz United Methodist Church 1415 Brady Blvd.; San Antonio TX Resurrection United Methodist Church 7709 Knowlton Rd.; San Antonio TX Sanford Chapel United Methodist Church 900 Lombrano; San Antonio TX Divine Grace United Methodist Church 211 North Park Blvd; San Antonio TX Spring Creek United Methodist Church Old Fredericksburg Road; Fair Oaks Ranch TX St. Andrew's United Methodist Church 722 Robinhood Pl; San Antonio TX St. John's United Methodist Church 2002 Bandera Rd.; San Antonio TX St. Mark's United Methodist Church 1902 Vance Jackson Rd; San Antonio TX St. Matthew's United Methodist Church 2738 MacArthur View; San Antonio TX St. Paul United Methodist Church 508 N. Center Street; San Antonio TX Travis Park United Methodist Church 230 E Travis St; San Antonio TX Trinity United Methodist Church 6800 Wurzbach; San Antonio TX University United Methodist Church 5084 De Zavala Rd.; San Antonio TX Westlawn United Methodist Church 122 S. San Manuel St.; San Antonio TX Windcrest United Methodist Church 8101 Midcrown; San Antonio TX Schertz United Methodist Church 3460 Roy Richard Dr; Schertz TX Somerset United Methodist Church th St.; Somerset TX Stockdale: Christ United Methodist Church 102 Main St.; Stockdale TX Universal City United Methodist Church 90 Winn; Universal City TX West District Art United Methodist Church 7399 Highway 29, East; Art TX Barksdale United Methodist Church 192 Rhodes St.; Barksdale TX Barnhart United Methodist Church 301 Fifth Street; Barnhart TX Big Lake: First United Methodist Church 501 N. California; Big Lake TX AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

43 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Brackettville United Methodist Church 109 James Street; Brackettville TX Brady: First United Methodist Church 401 South Blackburn; Brady TX Bronte: First United Methodist Church 224 W. Holmes; Bronte TX Castell United Methodist Church 1209 East Sandstone Street; Llano, TX Center City United Methodist Church 990 Hwy 84 East; Center City TX Christoval United Methodist Church 4517 McKee; Christoval TX Del Rio: First United Methodist Church 100 Spring St.; Del Rio TX Principe de Paz United Methodist Church 200 Diaz; Del Rio TX Eldorado: First United Methodist Church 15 N Divide; Eldorado TX Goldthwaite United Methodist Church 1011 Hutchings; Goldthwaite TX Hilda United Methodist Church Hwy 783 & 5850 Loeffler Lane; Hilda TX Iraan United Methodist Church 401 Harte Street; Iraan TX Junction: First United Methodist Church 902 Main; Junction TX London United Methodist Church Corner W. Creek & W. Maybry; London TX Mason: First United Methodist Church 224 Broad St; Mason TX McCamey: First United Methodist Church 1601 S Burleson; McCamey TX Melvin United Methodist Church 401 White Ave.; Melvin TX Menard: First United Methodist Church 201 Gay St.; Menard TX Mertzon United Methodist Church 107 W Juanita St; Mertzon TX Miles United Methodist Church 304 Broadway; Miles TX El Divino Salvador United Methodist Church 800 S. Jackson Avenue; Odessa TX Ozona United Methodist Church 12 Eleventh St.; Ozona TX Paint Rock: First United Methodist Church 327 South Hall St; Paint Rock TX Rankin United Methodist Church 809 Halff; Rankin TX Robert Lee United Methodist Church 22 W 9th; Robert Lee TX Rocksprings: First United Methodist Church 206 W. Austin; Rocksprings TX San Saba United Methodist Church 204 W. Brown; San Saba TX Bethel United Methodist Church PO Box 184; San Angelo TX San Angelo: First United Methodist Church 37 East Beauregard; San Angelo TX Sang: Grape Creek 8045 US Hwy 87 N; San Angelo TX Sierra Vista United Methodist Church 4522 College Hills Blvd; San Angelo TX St. Luke United Methodist Church 2781 West Ave N; San Angelo TX Wesley Trinity United Methodist Church 301 W. 18th Street; San Angelo TX Sonora United Methodist Church 201 Water Ave.; Sonora TX Star United Methodist Church FM Rd 1047 S. Main Street; Star TX Sterling City: First United Methodist Church 502 Robert Lee Highway; Sterling City TX Veribest United Methodist Church State Hwy 380 & Veribest Rd; Veribest TX 76886

44 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 43 DIRECTORY OF CLERGY MEMBERS Abel, Timothy David (Tim) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Elizabeth Eden Abel 9828 Weir Loop Cir., Austin TX Office: Abold, Susan Irene (Sue) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Trone Circle, Apt. B, Austin TX Office: Abraham, William James (Billy) RE Clergy Cell: (214) Muriel Abraham 5839 East University Blvd., Unit D, Dallas TX Office: Adam, Laura Smith (Laura) RE Clergy Cell: (956) P.O.Box 127, Manchaca TX Office: Adams, Jason Elliot (Jason) FE New Braunfels: First UMC Cell: (361) Kalenda Rene Adams 572 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels TX Office: (830) Adams, Kathey (Kathey) FL Freer/Bruni Cell: (979) PO Box 75, Freer TX Office: Adams, Mark Glen (Mark) RE Clergy Cell: (956) Janice Adams 2123 Yosemite Ridge Ct., Katy TX Office: Aguilar, Peter Michael (Peter) FE Floresville UMC Cell: (830) Susan Marie Aguilar 1205 B Street, Floresville TX Office: Ahrens, Joan G. (Joan) RL Clergy Cell: (210) Midcrown, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Albert, Miguel A (Mike) FE Methodist Healthcare System Cell: (210) Eva Luz Albert 8038 Wurzbach, Suite 560, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Alcala, Fidel Chavez RA Clergy Cell: Office: Alderete, Jacinto RE Clergy Cell: Betty Alderete 2240 Bedford Cir, Bedford TX Office: Alejandro, Janie Rose SY SAnt: Divine Grace UMC Cell: 322 East Lambert, San Antonio TX Office: Alex, Billy Lynn (Bill) PL Dewville Cell: (361) Lillian Alex 123 Cabana, Victoria TX Office: (830) Allan, Paul William (Paul) FE CC: St. Lukes Cell: (361) Tess Allan 3151 Reid Drive, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Allen, Emerson (Emerson) FL Rio Texas New Church Start Cell: (210) Midcrown Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Allen, Robert Meredith (Bob) FE Rio Texas Conference Cell: (210) Irene Allen Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Almanza, Helen Plummer (Helen) RL Clergy Cell: (512) Albert Almanza 2206 Meadowbrook, Austin TX Office: Alsbrooks, John Presley (John) RA Clergy Cell: (325) Sharon Alsbrooks PO Box 38, Art TX Office: Altman, Larry Ray (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: Patricia Pavliska Altman 205 Mackay Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Altman, Ray Joseph (Ray) FE Leander UMC Cell: (830) Megan Browning Altman 107 Southwest Drive, Leander TX Office: (512) Alvarado, Pablo RE Clergy Cell: (918) P.o. Box 113, Bartlesville OK Office: Alvarado, Sonia L. (Sonia) OE SAnt: Aldersgate Cell: (309) Julio A. Alvarado 6025 South Flores, San Antonio TX Office: Alvarez, Alexander Gomez (Alex) FE Telferner Cell: (210) Laura Lee Alvarez PO Box 714, Telferner TX Office: (210) Alvarez, Laura Lee (Laura) PE Eagle Lake / Garwood: Lehrer Memorial Cell: (512) Alexander Gomez Alvarez 609 Melody Lane, Eagle Lake TX Office: Alvirez, David (David) RH Cell: Sandy Trail Dr., San Antonio TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

45 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Amaya, Maria RE Clergy Cell: Office: Amerson, James Patrick (James) FE SAnt: St. Paul UMC Cell: (210) N. Center Street, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Amick, Ross Benjamin (Ross) FE Zachary Company Cell: Shawna Amick 527 Logwood, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Andrews, Gregg Alan (Gregg) FL Bee Creek UMC Cell: Jana Marleen Andrews 3000 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood TX Office: (512) Aponte, Reinaldo (Ray) PL Raymondville: First / Bethel Cell: (713) PO Box 825, Raymondville TX Office: Archer, William Conrad (Conrad) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Judith A. Archer 6231 Amherst Bay, San Antonio TX Office: Armijo, Elmer FE Grant UMC Cell: (956) Dorcas Trinidad 1103 Creek Knoll, San Antonio TX Office: Arrington, Johnny Ray (John) OA Pleasanton: First UMC Cell: (970) Patti Arrington 420 N. Main, Pleasanton TX Office: Austin, James Daly (Jim) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Shelley Austin 2811 Creeks Edge Parkway, Austin TX Office: Avitia, Edgar L. (Edgar) FE Latin America & the Caribbean/El Paso: Emmanuel Cell: Giuseppina Avitia 123 West 104th St., 10-g, New York NY Office: (212) Aziz, Barbara Kutac (Barbara) FE Bulverde UMC Cell: (512) Karim Aziz Hwy 281 N, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Babb, Charles Robert (Charles) HN Honorably Located Cell: Suzanne Gilmore Babb 2009 Toulon Ln, Carrollton TX Office: Bae, Hyeok (Hyeok) OF SAnt: Korean UMC Cell: (210) Okju Ha 2007 Cobble Grove Dr., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Baik, Frank Bumjoon PE Schulenburg Cell: (408) N. Upton Ave., Schulenburg TX Office: Bailey, Barton Howard (Barton) FE CC: First UMC Cell: (361) Jennifer Bailey 900 S. Shoreline, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Bailey, Victoria Reed (Victoria) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Jim Bailey Turkey Hollow Trl, Austin TX Office: Bain, Irma Coronado (Irma) RL Clergy Cell: 2702 Lovette Lane, Cedar Park TX Office: Baird, Dawn Denise (Dawn) PE Bulverde UMC Cell: (210) David Baird Old Cimarron Trail, Converse TX Office: (210) Baker, Roger Michael (Roger) RE Clergy Cell: Susan Shelley Baker 5626 Signal Point Court, Burke VA Office: Baltazar-Ramirez, Esperanza FL San Marcos: El Buen Pastor Cell: (256) E Grove St, San Marcos TX Office: (512) Barker, Denise Ann FD Magdalena House Cell: (210) Michael Barker PO Box , San Antonio TX Office: (210) Barnett, James Ryan (Ryan) FE Kerrville: First UMC Cell: (830) Kim Barnett 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX Office: (830) Barrera, Baldemar (Baldemar) AM Crystal City Cell: (956) PO Box 328, Crystal City TX Office: (830) Barrera, Rodolfo RE Clergy Cell: 3810 Ridgeline, San Antonio TX Office: Barrett, Bruce Edward (Bruce) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Fred Morse Drive, Austin TX Office: Barton, Lynn Parker (Lynn) FE Austin: Westlake Cell: (512) Catherine Ann Barton 1460 Red Bud Trail, Austin TX Office: (512)

46 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 45 Barton, Paul Thomas FE Perkins School of Theology Cell: PO Box , Dallas TX Office: (214) Baskin, Charles Henry (Charlie) FE SAng: St. Luke Cell: (512) Heidi S. Baskin 2781 West Ave N, San Angelo TX Office: (512) Baskin, Judith Meryle Fincher (Judy) RE Clergy Cell: (512) E. F. Baskin 8131 Jester Blvd., Austin TX Office: Bates, Richard Thomas (Richard) RE Clergy Cell: 8322 Summer Place Dr., Austin TX Office: Baumheckel, Linda Sue (Linda) FE Universal City Cell: (210) Winn, Universal City TX Office: Baxter Ballou, Becky (Becky) FE Eagle Pass UMC Cell: Bruce Ballou 571 Quarry Street, Eagle Pass TX Office: Beadle, Tracey Bowles (Tracey) FE Manchaca UMC Cell: (210) James Beadle 4504 Norman Trail, Austin TX Office: (512) Beard, Paul Anthony PL Bloomington/Nursery Cell: (361) Willis St., Yoakum TX Office: (361) Beasley, Amelia Pieterse (Amelia) PE Brownsville: El Buen Pastor Cell: (214) Brandon Lloyd Beasley 435 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville TX Office: (956) Beck, Elmer Leroy (Elmer) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Bastrop Creek, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Becker, Laura Hewett (Laura) FE Rockport: First UMC Cell: (361) William Fred Becker 3117 Traylor Blvd, Rockport TX Office: (361) Bell, Michael Kent FL Hilda Cell: (325) Joya Bell PO Box 1404, Mason TX Office: Bell, Troy James (Troy) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Glenda Ann Bell Shiloh Ln, Corpus Christi TX Office: Bellamy, Donna Brown (Donna) PL SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Benitez, Casimiro Osvaldo (Osvaldo) PE SAnt: Pollard Memorial Cell: P. O. Box 5473, San Antonio TX Office: Bentley, Ronald Thomas (Ron) FD First UMC McKinney Cell: (972) Debra Bentley 5201 Hollow Knoll Dr, Mckinney TX Office: Berkley, Joseph Lewis (Joe) FL Port Isabel: First Cell: (210) Fernandez St, Laguna Vista TX Office: Bermudez, Jesus G RE Clergy Cell: (505) PO Box 27235, Albuquerque NM Office: Birkner, Timothy Joe (Tim) PL Star / Center City Cell: (325) Janet S. Birkner PO Box 709, Zephyr TX Office: Bistline, Christine Coffey (Chris) FE Bracken UMC Cell: (512) William Bistline FM 2252, San Antonio TX Office: Blackwell, Robert Lindsey (Robert) RE Clergy Cell: (281) Comal Dr, Deer Park TX Office: Blair, Vallilea (Valli) FE Kingsville: First UMC Cell: (210) PO Box 553, Kingsville TX Office: Blanco, David E. (David) FE SAnt: co*ker UMC Cell: Irma Blanco 231 East North Loop Road, San Antonio TX Office: Blanco, Samuel Isaac (Sam) FE Elgin Cell: (956) Dolores Alma Blanco 216 West 3rd St, Elgin TX Office: (956) Blaylock, Lisa Marie (Lisa) FE Austin: University Cell: (817) Jeffrey Craig Blaylock 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin TX Office: Boaz, Darlene Elizabeth (Darlene) FE Kyle UMC Cell: (512) Ted Boaz PO Box 69, Kyle TX Office: (512) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

47 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Boehk, Karen Sue (Karen) FE Smithville: First Cell: (512) FM 153, Smithville TX Office: (512) Bohmfalk, Robert Milton (Robert) RH Clergy Cell: 1066 E. College St., Seguin TX Office: Boone, Taylor Scott (Taylor) FD Personal Leave (313.1d 1992 Disp) Cell: (210) Alison Boone 822 Alamo Heights Blvd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Booth, Theresa Marie (Theresa) FL New Braunfels: First UMC Cell: (210) W San Antonio St, New Braunfels TX Office: Bowlin, Russell Philip (Russell) FL V: First UMC Cell: 407 N Bridge St., Victoria TX Office: Boyce, Everette Elmo (Everette) FE Bronte: First Cell: (830) Rebecca Boyce PO Box D, Bronte TX Office: (325) Bradford, Scott Alan (Scott) AM Dripping Springs Cell: (512) Laurel L. Bradford PO Box 99, Dripping Springs TX Office: (512) Bradley, George Allan (George) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Audrey Jacklyn Bradley Vance Jackson #218, San Antonio TX Office: Brantley, David A. (Tony) RE Clergy Cell: Annedelle Brantley 602 Babco*ck # C 24, San Antonio TX Office: Brantley, Suzanne Frels (Suzanne) RL Clergy Cell: Paul Brantley PO Box 1271, Menard TX Office: Brechin, Mark Andrew (Mark) FE Columbus: First Cell: (830) Vivian Leighanne Brechin P.O. Box 431, Industry TX Office: (979) Brechin, Vivian Leighanne (Leighanne) FE Industry Cell: (210) Mark Andrew Brechin PO Box 86, Industry TX Office: (830) Breihan, Robert Ernest (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: Sarah Robertson Bentley 901 Valley View Dr., Austin TX Office: Brewer, Timothy Carl (Tim) FE V: First UMC Cell: (361) Pamela Anne Brewer 407 N Bridge St., Victoria TX Office: (361) Brewster, Cheri Ellis (Cheri) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Anna Kate Ct, Pflugerville TX Office: Brewster, Laura Eileen (Laura) FE Austin: Northwest Hills Cell: (956) V. Scott Clear 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin TX Office: Brink, Raymond Maxwell (Ray) RE Clergy Cell: 2702 Cembalo Blvd. #108, San Antonio TX Office: Brock, Helen Ruth (Helen) FE Somerset UMC Cell: (254) th St., Somerset TX Office: (830) Broome, Cheryl Ann FE A-Team Life Coaching & Consulting Cell: (512) Kevin Broome 8304 Decker Ln., Austin TX Office: (512) Brown, Delbert Leroy (Del) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Marie Brown 210 Whitetail Dr., San Marcos TX Office: Brown, John Newton (Jay) FE SAnt: St. Mark's UMC Cell: (830) Ann L. Brown 4127 Mt. Laurel, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Brown, Karl William (Karl) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Karen Brown 834 W. Hopkins St., San Marcos TX Office: Brown, Ronald Keith (Ron) FL Haven For Hope Cell: (210) Angela Brown 1 Haven For Hope Way, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Brown, William Daryl (William) HN Honorably Located Cell: 7642 Mission Haven, Boerne TX Office: Bruhn, Joachim Paul (J. Paul) FE La Grange: First UMC Cell: (979) Marion Bruhn PO Box 89, La Grange TX Office: (979) Bryant, Deirdre Camille (Camille) FE Junction / London Cell: (361) James Bryant 902 Main, Junction TX Office:

48 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 47 Bryant, James Lee (James) PL Columbus: St. Paul Cell: (361) Vivian Marie Bryant 504 Martin Luther King, Edna TX Office: Bryant, Stephen Douglas (Steve) FE General Board of Discipleship Cell: (615) Marcie Bryant th Ave South, Nashville TN Office: (615) Buchanan, Paul Marcus (Mark) FE UT Southwestern Medical Center Cell: Director, Chaplain Services, Dallas TX Office: (214) Buck, Lesley George (George) RE Clergy Cell: Virginia Buck 5113 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock AR Office: (501) Burghardt, Charleen PL SAnt: Christ Fellowship Cell: (210) London Hts., San Antonio TX Office: Burk, Beverly Jane (Beverly) FE Medical Leave Cell: (830) Ricky Lynn Burk 379 Hannah Lane, Boerne TX Office: Burk, Ricky Lynn (Ricky) FE Boerne: First Cell: (830) Beverly Jane Burk 205 E. James St., Boerne TX Office: (830) Burke, Kimberly Anne Ladish (Kim) FE Canyon Lake: North Shore UMC Cell: (512) Danny Burke North Cranes Mill Road, Canyon Lake TX Office: Burkhalter, Estela Zuniga (Stella) FE Austin: Covenant UMC Cell: (512) Duval Rd., Austin TX Office: Burkhardt, Harold Dean (Harold) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Patricia Burkhardt Whispering Green, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Bush, Jack Carroll (Jack) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Ruth L. Bush 22 Sisterdale Rd., Boerne TX Office: Butchee, George E. (George) RE Clergy Cell: Connie Butchee 3718 Kirby Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Cabrales, Abraham RA Clergy Cell: 1032 Rosedale Dr, Port Arthur TX Office: Cabrera, Sandra M FE Parkland Memorial Hospital Cell: 2921 Touraine Dr, Dallas TX Office: Cain, Klinton Wesley (Wes) FE Boerne: First Cell: (830) E. James St., Boerne TX Office: Cajiri, Rodolfo FE Laredo: La Trinidad Cell: (956) Isabel Cajiri 1120 E. Fremont St., Laredo TX Office: (956) Camp, Charles Allen (Chuck) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Brenda Camp 30 Wildwood Dr Apt 61, Georgetown TX Office: Campbell, Bill Donald (Bill) OF Zapata Cell: (956) Wanda Campbell 122 Sunshine Ln., Zapata TX Office: (956) Campbell, Gina Gilland (Gina) FE Wesley Theological Seminary Cell: (202) Arch Campbell 4500 Massachusetts NW, Washington DC Office: Campos, Alicia (Alicia) FE SAnt: Westlawn Cell: (210) Francisco Campos 122 S. San Manuel St., San Antonio TX Office: Campos, Francisco (Francisco) RE Clergy Cell: Alicia Campos 8930 Victoria Lake, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Campos, Rafael S RE Clergy Cell: Condominios La Antonlia, Casa K6, San Jose Office: Canales, Javier SY Kingsville: El Buen Pastor Cell: Emily Canales 621 E. Henrietta, Kingsville TX Office: Cantrell, Mary June (June) PL Seadrift / Austwell Cell: (361) S. 6th St., Seadrift TX Office: (361) Cantu, Juan (Juan) FE SAnt: Oxford UMC Cell: (956) Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX Office: Cape, Kim Swint (Kim) FE General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Cell: (615) Nineteenth Ave S, Nashville TN Office: (615) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

49 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Careaga, Gricelda Garcia (Gricelda) PL San Juan: Los Wesleyanos Cell: (956) Javier F Careaga PO Box 24, San Juan TX Office: Careaga, Javier F HN Honorably Located Cell: (956) Gricelda Garcia Careaga 210 W. 14th Street, San Juan TX Office: Carnal, Scott Lance (Lance) RH Clergy Cell: 4126 Duval St., Houston TX Office: Carr, James Alfred (Jim) RE Clergy Cell: (210) W. Woodlawn, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Carrasco, Leo Raynaldo (Leo) RL Lockhart: First UMC Cell: (956) Pr 1516, Bandera Tx Office: (512) Carter, James Edward (James) RE Clergy Cell: Gwendolyn Carter 3907 Greenmountain Lane, Austin TX Office: (512) Carter, Kristina Anne (Tina) FE Medical Leave Cell: (512) John W. Carter 2105 Parker Lane, Austin TX Office: (512) Carter, Melvin PL El Campo: Wesley Chapel Cell: (979) August St, El Campo TX Office: Castles, Peter Van (Peter) FL Cedar Park: First Cell: Pam Castles 600 W Park St, Cedar Park TX Office: (512) Cavazos, Arnoldo C. PL Brownsville: Templo Emmanuel Cell: (956) Edelmira Cavazos 135 W Madison St, Brownsville TX Office: Cave, James Michael (Mike) FE Hunt UMC Cell: (210) Virginia Ann Cave PO Box 137, Hunt TX Office: (830) Ceniceros, Samuel Mireles RA Clergy Cell: 5327 S. 7th St., Abilene TX Office: Chambers, George PL SAnt: Alamo Cell: Bonnie Chambers 4071 N Foster Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Chamness, Chad Aaron (Chad) FL Cotulla: First UMC Cell: 302 Center St, Cotulla TX Office: Chapman, Mary Catherine (Chatty) FD Pleasanton: First UMC Cell: (210) PO Box 187, Pleasanton TX Office: (830) Chase, Sylvester E. (Sylvester) FE Austin: Wesley UMC Cell: 1160 San Bernard Street, Austin TX Office: (512) Chavarry, Richard Eugene (Rick) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Theresa Chavarry Guadalupe River Dr, Corpus Christi TX Office: Chavez, Guillermo RE Clergy Cell: (210) Timber Range, San Antonio TX Office: Chesnutt, Clyde Wilson (Clyde) RE Clergy Cell: (405) Prescott Lakes Apt 119, Prescott AZ Office: Childress-Usher, Marion E. RE Clergy Cell: Mauricio H. Childress-Usher 6500 Carisbrooke Lane, Austin TX Office: Cho, Wan Gul (Wan) RE Clergy Cell: (213) Pyungho Cho 210 W 7th St. #1017, Los Angeles CA Office: Clark, Carl Wayne (Carl) RL Clergy Cell: (512) Turtledove Cr., Kyle TX Office: Clark, Robert Lee (Bob) PE SAnt: Trinity UMC Cell: (956) Donna Clark 6800 Wurzbach, San Antonio TX Office: Clayton, Albert Bell (Bert) RE Clergy Cell: Janice U. Clayton 2210 W. Gramercy Place, San Antonio TX Office: Clifton, Sheri Stice (Sheri) FE Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) Daniel Clifton Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Clinton, Donald Stephen (Steve) RE Clergy Cell: Janne Anne Clinton 109 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX Office:

50 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 49 Clinton, Janne Anne (Janne) RE Clergy Cell: (956) Donald Stephen Clinton 109 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX Office: Clopton, Robert Walter (Rob) AM Lockhart: First UMC Cell: (361) Sandra J. Clopton PO Box 374, Lockhart TX Office: Cloyd, Edwin Carlos (Carlos) FE Blanco UMC Cell: (512) Christine Cloyd PO Box 339, Blanco TX Office: Cochran, John Thomas PL Skidmore UMC Cell: 4245 Western Dr., Corpus Christi TX Office: Cole, J. Roland (Roland) RE Clergy Cell: Karen Cole 1819 Hondo Dr., College Station TX Office: Collett, David Melville (Dave) FD Las Misiones District Cell: (210) Mary Robin Collett Moss Way St., San Antonio TX Office: Collins, Roy D. (Rip) PL Austin: Faith UMC Cell: (512) Pamela Vandermey-Collins 2701 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX Office: Cook, Joseph Thomas (Joe) RL Clergy Cell: (361) Brigid W. Cook PO Box 6943, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Coon, Sanford Downs (Sanford) RE Clergy Cell: (505) Mary Ellen Coon 814 Oveja Ct. SE, Albuquerque NM Office: Cooper, John Robert (Jay) OE Austin: St. Luke Cell: (512) Carey Cooper 1613 West 14th Street, Austin TX Office: Corna, David A. (Dave) FD Seton Medical Center Williamson Cell: (512) Range View Drive, Austin TX Office: Cottingham, Stephen Kent (Steve) FE First United Church UCC Cell: P. O. Box 58151, Nashville TN Office: (615) Crabtree, Corbett David (Dave) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Patricia Ann Crabtree Ariel Drive, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Craig, Wesley Odell (Wes) FL Goliad: First UMC Cell: (210) Susan Muske Craig PO Box 1223, Goliad TX Office: Crane, Charles Ernest (Chuck) AM Utopia UMC Cell: (830) Pamela Crane PO Box 44, Utopia TX Office: (830) Crews, James Powell (Jim) RE Clergy Cell: Cheryl Crews Cascade Hls, San Antonio TX Office: (254) Crisp, Kristie (Kristie) PL Hebbronville: FUMC Cell: (210) Johnnie Crisp 605 Terrace Hill Lane, Floresville TX Office: Crocker, Michael Paul (Michael) FL SAnt: St. Andrew's UMC Cell: Virginia Horn Crocker 722 Robinhood Pl, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Cruz, Sonia LY Deaconess Cell: (210) N San Manuel St, San Antonio TX Office: Curran, James Mark (Jim) AM Schertz UMC Cell: (830) Vanessa Curran 925 Forest Ridge Pkwy., Schertz TX Office: Currie, Sarah Olivia (Sarah) FE Eden Hill Communities Cell: (512) Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels TX Office: (830) Curry, Stephen Antony (Stephen) FE La Vernia Cell: (210) Sharon Curry PO Box 155, La Vernia TX Office: Dahlberg, Jack Kenneth (Ken) RE Clergy Cell: (325) College Hills Blvd., San Angelo TX Office: Dailey, Harold Gilbert (Harold) FE Devine UMC Cell: (956) Mary Kay Dailey PO Box 526, Devine TX Office: (830) Danforth, Gail (Gail) FL Ingleside UMC Cell: (210) Michael Danforth PO Box 688, Ingleside TX Office: (361) Daugherty, Morris (Morris) RE Clergy Cell: Alberta Daugherty Larob Lane, Manor TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

51 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Davis, Harold Raymond (Ray) RE Clergy Cell: Patty Davis 6015 Windbluff Dr., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Davis, Judy M. LY Deaconess Cell: (210) Chardonnet, San Antonio TX Office: Davis, William Clyde (Bill) FE La Feria UMC Cell: (915) PO Box 117, La Feria TX Office: (956) Day, Nancy (Nancy) FE Buda UMC Cell: (512) Casey C. Taylor PO Box 1196, Buda TX Office: (512) De La Garza, Jacob SY Dilley: Bethania Cell: (830) Nueces St., Cotulla TX Office: De Leon, Jaime Derio FE US Navy Cell: P O Box , San Antonio TX Office: (210) Deaton, Mark Stephen (Mark) RE Clergy Cell: (325) Cynthia L. Deaton 311 Hampe St, New Braunfels TX Office: Decker, Anna Margaret (Margaret) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Crown Oaks Drive, Fort Worth TX Office: (210) DeHaven, Bradley Lynn (Brad) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Janice Greer DeHaven 5846 Royal Haven, San Antonio TX Office: Delafield, Alan Earl (Alan) FE SAnt: St. Matthew's UMC Cell: (210) Susan Delafield 2738 MacArthur View, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Delaplain, Don L. (Don) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Holden Road, Aransas Pass TX Office: Devine, Jeanne Denise (Jeanne) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Desert Willow Loop, Austin TX Office: (512) Deviney, Thomas Forrest (Tom) FE Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) Cynthia R. Deviney Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Diggs, Rufus SY Schulenburg: Stevens Chapel Cell: 309 Wolters, Schulenburg TX Office: Dillon, David Wayne (Dave) PL Harwood / Prairie Lea Cell: (512) Sandee Dillon PO Box 67, Harwood TX Office: Dixon, Freddie B. (Freddie) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Barbara Dixon 1602 Astor Place, Austin TX Office: (512) Dobbs, Michael Rea (Mike) RE Clergy Cell: (505) Rock Prairie Lane, Ft. Worth TX Office: Dowdy, Terence Jean (Terry) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Madeline Gonzales Dowdy Cree Lake Court, Leander TX Office: Driskell, David PL Lytton Springs Cell: 9195 F.M. 1854, Dale TX Office: Duarte, Leticia (Leticia) PL Laredo: El Mesias Cell: (956) Quail Creek, Laredo TX Office: Duke, William Monroe (Bill) FE Mission: First UMC Cell: (956) Cheryl R. Duke 1101 Doherty, Mission TX Office: (956) Duvall, Donald Ray (Don) RA Clergy Cell: (512) Rose Marie Duvall 1200 Clear Fork, Lockhart TX Office: (512) Dyke, Barbara Fruin (Barbara) FE Lometa/Bend Cell: (512) William F. Dyke PO Box 405, Lometa TX Office: Dykehouse, Pamela Lynn (Pam) FE Portland: First UMC Cell: (361) Jason Dykehouse 4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland TX Office: (361) Easum, William Milburn (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: Catamaran Dr, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Echols, Stephen Gregory FE U S Army Cell: (512) Emily Marie Echols 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Batt, JBLM WA Office: (253)

52 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 51 Edgar, David Ellsworth (David) RE Clergy Cell: B. Annita Edgar 2740 Hunters Green Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Edgar, James L (James) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Nacogdoches Rd. #4, San Antonio TX Office: Edge, Clifford Charles (Clifford) RE Clergy Cell: Carla Edge 106 E. Ave E, Robstown TX Office: (361) Edwards, Kathryn Jane (Kathryn) RE Clergy Cell: Lloyd Arthur Tate 400 Hidden Oak Lane, Seguin TX Office: Eggleston, Dea Lemke (Dea) RH Clergy Cell: Aaron L. Eggleston 5713 Pecanwood Ln., Austin TX Office: (512) Elford, John Robert (John) FE Austin: University Cell: (512) Linda Seaman Elford 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin TX Office: (512) Elford, Linda Seaman (Linda) FE Austin: Crestview UMC Cell: (512) John Robert Elford 1300 Morrow St., Austin TX Office: (512) Elliott, Mark Vaughn (Mark) FE Lifetouch Church Directories Cell: (210) Donna L. Elliott 1703 Bear Oak, Schertz TX Office: Elliott, Thomas Clinton (Thom) RE Clergy Cell: 1908 Quail Valley Dr, Georgetown TX Office: Ely, Ellen Lynne (Ellen) FE Marble Falls UMC Cell: (830) Allen Wade Hibler 1101 Bluebonnet Dr., Marble Falls TX Office: (830) English, Montgomery Jack (Monte) PL CC: First UMC Cell: (361) S. Shoreline, Corpus Christi TX Office: Engstrom, Cynthia Grilk (Cynthia) FE Brackettville UMC Cell: (979) John Engstrom PO Box 93, Brackettville TX Office: Escamilla, Paul Lynd FE Austin: St. John's Cell: (512) Elizabeth Escamilla 2140 Allandale Road, Austin TX Office: (512) Escamilla, Roberto (Roberto) RE Clergy Cell: (919) Dorothy Mae Escamilla PO Box 282, Fittstown OK Office: Estrada, Delia (Delia) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Austin St, Corpus Christi TX Office: Estrada, Francisco (Frank) RE Clergy Cell: (210) PO Box , San Antonio TX Office: Ethridge, Yong-Shil Kim (Kim) FE Austin: St. Mark's Cell: (512) Robert Ethridge 601 W. Braker Ln., Austin TX Office: Eustace, Tanya Marie (Tanya) FD Rio Texas Conference Cell: (512) Huebner Rd, San Antinio TX Office: Evins, Cathleen Ann (Cathe) FE Cedar Creek UMC Cell: (956) Jerry Allan Evins PO Box 33, Cedar Creek TX Office: Ewing, Ashley Moreno (Ashley) FL Harlingen: First UMC Cell: (956) Poinciana, Harlingen TX Office: Fahrenthold, Tim Walter (Tim) RE Art / Castell Cell: (325) Claudia Fahrenthold PO Box 1814, Mason TX Office: Farris, James Reaves (James) FE Methodist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Cell: Rua Leao 13, 178, Office: e+013 Feagins, John Patrick (John) FE SAnt: La Trinidad Cell: (210) Raquel Cajiri Feagins 300 San Fernando St, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Feagins, Raquel Cajiri (Raquel) FE Oblate School of Theology Cell: (210) John Patrick Feagins 8906 Brae Bend, San Antonio TX Office: Felps, David Ray (Dave) FE SAnt: Chapel Hill UMC Cell: (210) Christina Felps 4114 S.W. Loop 410, San Antonio TX Office: Field-Rabb, Suzanne Elizabeth RE Clergy Cell: 6704 Manchaca Rd. #43, Austin TX Office: (512) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

53 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Fieldcamp, Steven William (Steve) FE Liberty Hill UMC Cell: (361) Pamela A. Fieldcamp PO Box 266, Liberty Hill TX Office: Fielder, Marian Dickinson (Marian) RE Clergy Cell: (301) Langley Dr., Silver Springs MD Office: Fields, Ann Brown (Ann) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Rockmoor Ave., Austin TX Office: Fitzgerald, Brian Edward (Brian) FD St. David's Medical Center Cell: (512) Pescia St., Round Rock TX Office: (512) Fitzhugh, Katy Megan (Katy) FE Austin: Oak Hill UMC Cell: (512) Hwy 290 W, Austin TX Office: Fleming, Dean Virgil (Dean) PE Beeville: First UMC Cell: (210) Martha Elizabeth Fleming 106 E. Cleveland St., Beeville TX Office: Fletcher, John Vincent (John) FE CC: Kelsey Memorial Cell: (830) Gloria Fletcher 1610 Comanche St., Corpus Christi TX Office: Fletcher, Mae Elizabeth PL Lockhart: St. Mark / Dale: Corinth Cell: (512) Coach Dr., Buda TX Office: Flores, Daniel F FE Tarrant County College Cell: (817) Thelma Herrera Flores 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington TX Office: (817) Flores, Thelma Herrera FD Gordon-Conwell Cell: (817) Daniel F Flores PO Box 64394, Fort Worth TX Office: Fluth, Janet Clare (Janet) RE Clergy Cell: (210) E. Marina Drive #102, Aurora CO Office: (210) Fluth, John Adam FE Del Rio: First UMC Cell: (830) Martye Fluth PO Box 1234, Del Rio TX Office: Foley, Ileen R. (Ileen) PL Fannin Cell: (361) Roy Foley 271 Superior St., Victoria TX Office: Foley, Nancy P. OF Hallettsville Circuit Cell: (361) Mlk Drive, Edna TX Office: Foster, Catherine Clark DR Clergy Cell: (979) Highland Hills Circle, Austin TX Office: Foster, Harry G. (Harry) RE Clergy Cell: Jo Ann Foster 631 Lakeview Blvd C101, New Braunfels TX Office: Franks, William Daniel (Dan) RE Clergy Cell: Neoma Sue Franks 424 LCR 502, Mexia TX Office: Frazier, Calvin Eugene (Calvin) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Stallion Cross, San Antonio TX Office: Frederick, Austin (Austin) FE Methodist Healthcare System Cell: (210) Sallie M. Frederick 4499 Medical Drive #399, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Freeman, Marcus Antonio Lucas FE Rio Texas Conference Cell: (210) Janice S. Freeman Huebner Road, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Freeman, Russell Hendrix (Rusty) FE Movement Ministries Cell: Lane Berkman Freeman 100 Gateway Pkwy., Marble Falls TX Office: (830) Freeto, Sharon May (Sharon) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Bill Irwin 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd #1712, San Antonio TX Office: Frisbie, William Parker (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Julie Frisbie 2304 Bowman Ave, Austin TX Office: (512) Fry, James Jason (Jason) FE CC: Grace Cell: (830) Joan A. Fry Northwest Blvd., Corpus Christi TX Office: Fuerst, Taylor FE Austin: First UMC Cell: Bradley Fuerst 6004 Highlandale Dr., Austin TX Office: Fulton, Walter B. (Barry) FE Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: PO Box 5566, Austin TX Office: (512)

54 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 53 Furr, Collin Teele (Collin) RE Clergy Cell: Marjorie Furr 500 Fawn Mdws., San Antonio TX Office: Galloway, Barbara Ruth (Barbara) FE Medical Leave Cell: (210) E. North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Garces, Moises Lozada RA Clergy Cell: Office: Garcia Carlos, Pedro RE Clergy Cell: Vella Isais 701 East Loeb St., Edinburg TX Office: Garcia, Daniel RE Clergy Cell: (214) Ana Diaz de Arce Garcia 8100 NW 59th Ct, Tamarac FL Office: Garcia, Edward D (Ed) HN Honorably Located Cell: (512) Monterey Street, San Antonio TX Office: Garcia, Jose M RE Clergy Cell: Office: Garcia, Juanita RL Clergy Cell: (956) Israel Garcia PO Box 607, Robstown TX Office: Garcia, Octaviano Zapata PL SAnt: Aldersgate Cell: Emilia S. Garcia 9523 Tarleton, San Antonio TX Office: Garcia, Ricardo (Richard) SY Uvalde: La Divina Trinidad Cell: PO Box 5335, Uvalde TX Office: (361) Garrett, John Lane (Lane) RE Clergy Cell: 4159 Steck Avenue #215, Austin TX Office: Garza, Abdon PL SAnt: Northern Hills UMC Cell: (210) Fairway Ct., San Antonio TX Office: Garza, Emilio G RA Clergy Cell: (210) Beechaven Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Garzon, Bernardo (Bernie) FL SAnt: El Mesias Cell: (210) Ilma Garzon PO Box 10210, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Gause, Jack Chavis (Jack) FE Austin: St. Peter's UMC Cell: (512) Tammie Yvonne Gause 4509 Springdale Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Gaytan, Francisco RE Clergy Cell: (956) Encino Ct, Edinburg TX Office: Gibbons, Thomas Field (Tom) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Nanci Gibbons PO Box 966, Mason TX Office: Gibson, Sue Nelson (Sue) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Preston Hall, San Antonio TX Office: Gideon, Patricia Daline (Pat) FD Bishop / Banquete Cell: 4618 F Cedar Pass Dr, Corpus Christi TX Office: Gilliam, David J. (David) FE Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: (512) Bobbi Kaye Jones PO Box 5566, Austin TX Office: (512) Gillman, Brock Douglas (Brock) FL Gruene UMC Cell: (713) E Common St., New Braunfels TX Office: (830) Glazener-Cooney, Evelyn Sue HN Honorably Located Cell: (830) Patrick O. Glazener-Cooney 8303 Greatview St #807, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Glenn, Robert Edward (Robert) AM SAnt: Bethel UMC Cell: (210) Ian Glenn 227 S Acme Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Glover, Edward E. SY Altair: Wesley Chapel Cell: PO Box 157, Altair TX Office: Gomez, Isabel RE Clergy Cell: (214) California Dr, Dallas TX Office: Gomez, Noelia SY Eagle Pass: La Trinidad Cell: (830) Ernesto Gomez 811 N Bibb Ave, Eagle Pass TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

55 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Gomez, Roberto L RE Clergy Cell: (210) Agua Dulce, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Gonzales, Eutimio RL Clergy Cell: PO Box 6524, Lubbock TX Office: Gonzales, Eutimio S RE Clergy Cell: (806) Gloria Gonzales PO Box 6524, Lubbock TX Office: Gonzales, Jose Guadalupe (Jose) RL Clergy Cell: (210) W. Trinity, Pearsall TX Office: Gonzales, Noe E. RE Clergy Cell: (210) Ruth Gonzales 154 Shadow Hill Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Gonzalez, Aaron A. (Aaron) PE Methodist Healthcare Ministries Cell: Karina Gonzalez 7709 Knowlton Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Gonzalez, Justo Luis RE Clergy Cell: (770) S Columbia Dr, Decatur GA Office: Gonzalez, Libny Pineda RA Clergy Cell: (281) Alba Luz Pineda 1022 Lark Circle, Alamo TX Office: Gonzalez, Stan (Stan) FL Rio Texas New Church Start Cell: (210) Lisa Ann Gonzalez 5047 Timber Climb, San Antonio TX Office: Goodman, Roberta Blackerby FE Bertram Cell: (512) Devlon Blackerby Goodman PO Box 197, Bertram TX Office: (512) Goodridge, Gerald Holman (Jerry) FE Little Rock Chapel of Bulverde Cell: (210) Victoria Goodridge 3729 Davenport, Schertz TX Office: Graff, Charles Robert (Charles) RE Clergy Cell: (956) Sondra Shands Graff 120 Morelos Ave., Rancho Viejo TX Office: Graham, Bethany Sue (Bethany) FD Canyon Lake: North Shore UMC Cell: (214) Hogan Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Graham, Donald S. (Don) RE Clergy Cell: Charlotte Graham 5868 Fairview Parkway, Fairview TX Office: Grattan, Rosemary Charmaine (Rosie) FE Sinton: First UMC Cell: (512) W. Sinton St., Sinton TX Office: (361) Green, John Alan (John) RE Clergy Cell: Pat Green 6604 Los Altos Dr., El Paso TX Office: Greene, Kenneth L. (Ken) RA Victoria: John Wesley Cell: (830) Margot Ann Perez-Greene 8300 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy, Victoria TX Office: Griffin, David Waid (David) RE Clergy Cell: (817) Elizabeth Ann Griffin 7328 Ellis Rd., Ft. Worth TX Office: Grimes, George Robert (Rob) PL SAnt: Epworth Cell: (210) Cynthia Grimes 5718 Pecan Valley Drive, San Antonio TX Office: Gurina Rodriguez, Evginia FE Brite Divinity School Cell: (817) Mildred Ln., Benbrook TX Office: (817) Gustafson, Beth Anne (Beth) RE Clergy Cell: (404) Stephen Long Dr. NE, Atlanta GA Office: (404) Guzman, Alvaro RE Clergy Cell: (956) Biscayne Loop, Laredo TX Office: Gwathmey, Linda Sue (Linda) RD Clergy Cell: Joe N. Gwathmey 446 Mimosa Way Drive, San Antonio TX Office: Hackett, Gregory Allan (Greg) FE CC: First UMC Cell: (210) Sally Jo Hackett 900 S. Shoreline, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Hahn, Charles Frederick (Charles) RE Clergy Cell: Doris S. Hahn 2395 E. Winding Brook Circle, Bloomington IN Office: Hahn, Janet Kay (Janet) FL Staples/Kingsbury/Fentress Cell: (512) Loren Lee Hahn PO Box 127, Staples TX Office:

56 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 55 Hahn, Robert F. (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Lois R. Hahn 510 St. Thomas, Lockhart TX Office: Haley, Colleen Glasse (Colleen) FE Mason: First UMC Cell: (830) William H. Haley, III PO Box 178, Mason TX Office: (325) Halfacre, Celia Eileen (Celia) FE Lakehills UMC Cell: (512) Matthew David Halfacre P.O. Box 565, Lakehills TX Office: Hall, Amy Laura (Amy Laura) FE Duke University Cell: (919) John F. Utz PO Box 90967, Durham NC Office: (919) Hall, Glenn Phillip (Glenn) RE Clergy Cell: Joanne Hall 7107 Lundys Lane, San Antonio TX Office: Hall, Robert Edward (Robert) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Carol A. Hall 1504 Main St., Cedar Park TX Office: Hall, Sidney George (Sid) FE Austin: Trinity UMC Cell: Mary L. Pratt 4001 Speedway, Austin TX Office: (512) Haller, John Ford (John) RE Clergy Cell: (360) Julia Ann Haller 5020 Festival Blvd Apt 1b, Bellingham WA Office: Hamann, Rebecca D. (Becky) OD SAnt: Spring Creek Cell: David F. Hamann 431 Aster Trail, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Hamilton, Dana Love (Dana) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Dick Hamilton PO Box 737, Wimberley TX Office: (512) Hammond, Billy Joe (Billy) RE Clergy Cell: Virginia Hammond 805 Cottonwood Dr, Burnet TX Office: (361) Han, Daesub (Daesub) FE Woodsboro: Faith United Cell: (210) Sanghee Han PO Box 1049, Woodsboro TX Office: (361) Hankins, Nathaniel Artis Bing RA Clergy Cell: (325) Mary E. Hankins 210 Crestwood Dr, San Angelo TX Office: Harden, James Kevin (Kevin) FL Harlingen: Valley Praise Cell: (361) W. Jefferson Ave., Harlingen TX Office: (956) Hargis, John Gaines (John) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Linda Coffey Harvest Hills, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Harrington, Daniel Richard (Dan) FE SAnt: Northern Hills UMC Cell: (512) Maria Harrington 3703 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio TX Office: Harris, Clinton Ross (Clint) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Bonnyview Dr., Canyon Lake TX Office: Harris, Paul Ellis (Paul) FE Laredo: First UMC Cell: (956) Laura O. Harris 1220 McClelland, Laredo TX Office: Harris, Sheree Maberry (Sheree) FE SAng: First UMC Cell: (512) William Monroe Harris, III 37 East Beauregard, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Harris, W. Boyd (Boyd) RE Clergy Cell: Anabel E. Harris 135 Plaza Drive #214, Kerrville TX Office: Harris, William Matthew (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: Elizabeth D. Harris 4100 Jackson Ave #314, Austin TX Office: Harris, William Monroe (Bill) FE Sonora UMC Cell: (512) Sheree Maberry Harris PO Box 675, Sonora TX Office: Harrison, Kenneth Corbin (Ken) RE Clergy Cell: (956) Susan M. Harrison 1100 Wisteria Way, McAllen TX Office: (956) Harvey, Gerald Lee RA Pettus/Pawnee Cell: (830) Karen L. Harvey 8745 FM 2504, Big Foot TX Office: Hayes, Terrence Kenyon FE SAnt: Windcrest UMC Cell: (210) Francine Kay Hayes 8101 Midcrown, San Antonio TX Office: Hays, Thomas Ray (Tommy) FE Messiah Ministries Cell: (859) Rocio Caballero Hays 5202 Texana Drive #519, San Antonio TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

57 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Hazlewood, Milburn Edens (Mel) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Maurie Finley Hazlewood PO Box 246, Cherokee TX Office: (830) Heaco*ck, Jack Derry (Jack) RE Clergy Cell: Eleanor D Heaco*ck 801 Prospect Ave., Bristol VA Office: Heare, Scott Ryan (Scott) FE SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) Cathi Jo Heare 147 Lantana Cerro, Spring Branch TX Office: (210) Heart, Jeanette Sue (Jenna) FE Lampasas UMC Cell: (512) Alexander Dr., Lampasas TX Office: (512) Heath, Patrick Roy (Patrick) RE Clergy Cell: Carla Tulles Heath 121 Second St., Boerne TX Office: Hefner, Phillip Ray (Phillip) FE Leave of Absence Cell: (210) Office: Heikes, Laura Jane (Laura) FE Bee Creek UMC Cell: (512) Kevin James Heikes 3000 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood TX Office: (512) Henderson, William Bryan (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Jo Ann K. Henderson 8207 Loralinda, Austin TX Office: Henners, Madeline Carrasco FE Luling: First UMC Cell: (512) David James Henners 703 E Bowie, Luling TX Office: Henry, Reese Alexandra (Reese) FL Bulverde UMC Cell: Natalie Henry US Highway 281 N, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Heredia, Santiago AM Lydia Patterson Institute Cell: (512) Maria Theresa Heredia 517 S. Florence Street, El Paso TX Office: (915) Herndon, Patricia Kathleen (Patti) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Richard Ervin Herndon 1809 W St Johns Ave, Austin TX Office: Herren, Winfield Scott (Scott) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Melissa Lynn Herren 4000 Lacarrera #1912, Santa Fe NM Office: Herrera, Abigail Parker (Abby) FD Minister of Connectional Outreach Cell: (210) Jorge Daniel Herrera 7409 Barcelona Drive, Austin TX Office: (210) Herrera, Jorge Daniel (JD) FL Smithville: FUMC / Winchester Cell: (512) Abigail Parker Herrera 8933 FM 153, Winchester TX Office: Herrera, Rudy (Rudy) PL Seguin: La Trinidad/CASA Hermosa Cell: (830) Oralia Herrera 1327 Mockingbird Ln., Seguin TX Office: Herrin, Jon OE Rio Grande City: First Cell: (956) Palm Circle, Rio Grande City TX Office: Hiatt-Reed, Robin Isabel (Robin) FE SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC Cell: (210) Thomas Hiatt-Reed 809 Canterbury Hill, San Antonio TX Office: Hierholzer, Malford Cotham (Mal) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Carolyn Hierholzer 115 Campbell Dr, Canyon Lake TX Office: Hilburn, Randall Anthony (Randall) FE Kerrville: St. Paul's UMC Cell: (830) Pamela Kay Traver P.O. Box , Kerrville TX Office: Hill, Shirley D. (Shirley) RE Clergy Cell: (210) James L. Tietjen Hunters Lark, San Antonio TX Office: Hinchcliff, Douglas Alan (Doug) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Elaine E. Hinchcliff 720 Nantucket Dr., Harlingen TX Office: (956) Hinkebein, John Christopher PL SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) E. Basse Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Hinojosa Willis, Alejandro RE Clergy Cell: (210) PO Box 1145, Antioch TN Office: Hoeflinger, Phillip Gregory (Phillip) FE Kerrville: First UMC Cell: (830) Rocio Hoeflinger 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX Office: (830) Holden, Sarah Holland (Sarah) PL Chryslis Ministries, Inc. Cell: (210) Patrick Holden 3543 Arroyo Grande, San Antonio TX Office: (210)

58 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 57 Holloway, Henry (Henry) DR Clergy Cell: Susan Bruner Holloway 215 Colwyn Pass, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Hollums, Tiffany OD Bee Creek UMC Cell: (859) Duncan Hollums Noack Hill # 7, Spicewood TX Office: Homer, Hershel Harold (Hershel) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Elmhurst, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Hooten, Lundy Flournoy (Lundy) RE Clergy Cell: (713) Sharon Hooten 401 W Dallas Ave, Cooper TX Office: Hope, Richard Long (Rick) HN Honorably Located Cell: (210) Janet Hope 8450 Shooting Quail, San Antonio TX Office: Hopkins, Samuel Wallace (Sam) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Patsy Hopkins 1027 Timothy St, Jacksonville TX Office: Horan, Karen Lynn (Karen) FE Gruene UMC Cell: (830) William Timothy Horan 2629 E Common St., New Braunfels TX Office: (830) Hornung, Warren George (Warren) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Anita M. Hornung 629 County Road 142, Cost TX Office: Houston, Kendall Chandler (Ken) RA Clergy Cell: (830) Donna Lynn Houston 806 Huisache, Refugio TX Office: How, Bonnie Lee (Bonnie) PL Cedar Park: First Cell: (512) West Park Street, Cedar Park TX Office: Howard, Larry Clinton (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: Mary M. Howard P.O. Box , San Antonio TX Office: Howell, Danette Hallonquist FE Heart to Heart Hospice Cell: (210) Richard L. Howell 701 Mystic Breeze, Spring Branch TX Office: Huie, Robert Wolff (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: (281) Janice K. Riggle Huie 1524 Fm 1349, Beeville TX Office: Hunnicutt, Samuel Austin (Sam) FE SAng: First UMC Cell: (830) Julianne C. Hunnicutt 37 East Beauregard, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Hunter, Jacob Earle (Jacob) FL Carrizo Springs UMC Cell: (956) Jennifer Ann Hunter 604 South 12th St., Carrizo Springs TX Office: Huntsman, Cleo Sue (Sue) FE Karnes City Cell: (830) Emet Bentley Huntsman, III 612 N. Johnson St., Karnes City TX Office: (830) Huntsman, Emet Bentley (Emet) RA Clergy Cell: (830) Cleo Sue Huntsman 612 N. Johnson St., Karnes City TX Office: Huo, Newman (Newman) PL SAnt: Chinese UMC Cell: 6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Hutcherson, John William (J.W.) RA Clergy Cell: 4012 CR 1020, Lampasas TX Office: Huth, Stanley William (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: Sara Ann Huth 921 Village Green Lane, Estes Park CO Office: Isaacs, Suzanne Floy (Suzanne) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Tom Isaacs Caspian Bnd, San Antonio TX Office: Jackson, Cynthia J. (Bun) FL Mertzon Cell: (512) PO Box 583, Mertzon TX Office: Jackson, Richard Ellis RH Clergy Cell: (210) Elizabeth Kay Jackson 9106 Regal St., San Antonio TX Office: Jackson, Steve Franklin (Steve) RE Clergy Cell: 780 W. 9th St, Claremont CA Office: Jacob, James Edward (Jim) RA Clergy Cell: (210) Dimrock, Schertz TX Office: (210) Jara, Juan Ortiz PL La Feria: Dios es Amor Cell: (956) Nydia Irizarry Jara PO Box 118, La Feria TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

59 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Jara, Nydia Irizarry FE MC: El Divino Redentor Cell: (956) Juan Ortiz Jara 2404 Swallows Ave, Mcallen TX Office: (956) Jenson, Gary Ryan (Ryan) FE United Campus Ministry - Wesley Cell: (512) Melissa Suzanne Allen Jenson 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos TX Office: (512) Jenson, Melissa Suzanne Allen (Missy) FE Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: (512) Gary Ryan Jenson PO Box 5566, Austin TX Office: Jentsch, Patricia Sue (Patricia) RD Clergy Cell: (830) PO Box 407, Port Lavaca TX Office: (361) Jimenez, Cecilio SY Elgin: Bethel Cell: (512) Ferguson Ln, Austin TX Office: Jimenez, Rumaldo PL Waco: Latin American/Temple: El Divino Salvador Cell: (254) Sunnydell Ave, Waco TX Office: Joehnk, George Wayne (George) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Rosalie Joehnk 189 Oak Creek Lane, Johnson City TX Office: Johnson, Cynthia Andrade (Cindy) LY Deaconess Cell: (956) Birders Cv, Brownsville TX Office: Johnson, Elroy PL Gonzales: Henson Chapel/Evan's Chapel Cell: (361) W. Park St., Hallettsville TX Office: Johnson, Richard Daley (Richard) RE Clergy Cell: Claudette H. Johnson Rt. 1 Box 593, Brookland TX Office: Johnson, Rosie Lee (Rosie) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Willie Johnson Glass Mountain Tr., Austin TX Office: (512) Johnson, Sheldon Ray (Sheldon) FE Goldthwaite UMC Cell: (512) Sharon O. Johnson PO Box 447, Goldthwaite TX Office: Johnson, William Denzil (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Carol Johnson 117 Loma Vista, Kerrville TX Office: Johnston, Llewellyn Cartwright (L.C.) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Emeralds Dr., Burnet TX Office: Jones, Bobbi Kaye (Bobbi Kaye) FE Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: (512) David J. Gilliam PO Box 5566, Austin TX Office: (512) Jones, Calvin PL Burnet UMC Cell: 905B S. Boundary, Burnet TX Office: Jones, James Henry (James) RE Clergy Cell: (615) Edmondson PK H-41, Nashville TN Office: (325) Jones, Kathleen Brantley RD Clergy Cell: (512) Madison Ave., Austin TX Office: (512) Kahl, Harry Glenn (Harry) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Belia Marie Kahl 3280 Gopher Hill, San Antonio TX Office: Karm, Jean Ann (Jean Ann) FE Medical Leave Cell: (432) Caruth Haden Lane, Dallas TX Office: Karschner, Gary Don (Gary) FL Miles Cell: (325) Deborah Karschner 3210 Canyon Creek Dr, San Angelo TX Office: Kee-Rees, JoBeth FD Victoria Pastoral Counseling Cell: 1501 Mockingbird Lane #275, Victoria TX Office: Kelley, Glenna Batley (Glenna) RA Clergy Cell: (361) Bushwack Rd, Kerrville TX Office: Kepler, Kent Leon (Kent) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Virginia Kepler PO Box 665, Utopia TX Office: Kepler-Karrer, Cynthia Anne FE Austin: Memorial Cell: (512) Clayton Tolle Karrer 6100 Berkman Dr, Austin TX Office: (512) Kessie, Linda Marie (Linda) RE Clergy Cell: (512) John Paul Kessie 138 Pony Grass Lane, Bastrop TX Office:

60 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 59 Kevilus, Elizabeth Maria (Liz) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Fairview Ln, Pottstown PA Office: Kim, Chung Keun (Chung) RE Clergy Cell: (972) Young Joo Kim 608 Andover Ln., Flower Mound TX Office: Kinard, Kenneth Wood (Kent) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Sheila M. Kinard Texas Thistle, San Antonio TX Office: King, David Gray (David) FE Palacios UMC Cell: (361) Lori Y. King PO Box 947, Palacios TX Office: (361) King, Leah Wilson (Leah) RD Clergy Cell: George L. King 1459 FM 102, Alleyton TX Office: King, Thomas Irving (Irving) RE Clergy Cell: 407 W. Avenue C, Lampasas TX Office: Kingsbury, Teresa Lynn (Teresa) PL Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) Chris John Kingsbury Anderson Mill Rd., Austin TX Office: (512) Kirby, Deana Denae FD Methodist Healthcare System Cell: (210) Art Kirby 5678 Mesquite Woods, St. Hedwig TX Office: (210) Kiser, Marie Anne Mitchel (Marie) FE Private Practice Cell: Rex Kiser 264 County Road 5633, Castroville TX Office: Kiser, Raymond Douglas (Ray) FE Austin: Lake Travis Cell: (512) Stacy West Kiser 1502 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin TX Office: (512) Klar, Elizabeth L. (Liz) FD Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cell: (512) Pennsylvania Av, Ft Worth TX Office: (817) Knapp, Adam Ray (Adam) FE Edna: First UMC Cell: (830) Danielle Elizabeth Knapp PO Box 790, Edna TX Office: Knapp, Danielle Elizabeth FE Point Comfort / Lolita Cell: Adam Ray Knapp PO Box 787, Point Comfort TX Office: Knight, Charles Adam (Adam) FE SAnt: co*ker UMC Cell: (210) Brittney Leigh Knight 231 E. North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Knobles, William L. (Bill) PL Seguin: First UMC Cell: (210) Janice Knobles 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX Office: (830) Krause, Richard Mark (Mark) FL Menard: First UMC Cell: (830) Barbara Carol Krause PO Box 463, Menard TX Office: (325) Krcha, Clifford William (Cliff) PL Taft UMC Cell: (325) Vicki Krcha 601 Field Ave, Taft TX Office: Krieg, William Benjamin (Bill) RL Clergy Cell: 6401 Ohio Dr. #4102, Plano TX Office: (512) Kwiatkowski, Laurinda FL SAnt: University UMC Cell: (210) Robert Kwiatkowski 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Lacy, Larry Alan (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Stephanie Lacy 2005 Sandberg Drive, Austin TX Office: Lake, Debby Ann (Debby) RE Clergy Cell: (325) N Sandpiper, Ingleside TX Office: Land, Caroline Ann (Carrie) FL Providence Place Cell: (830) Dennis Land 6487 Whitby Road, San Antonio TX Office: (325) Langston, Gary Lynn (Gary) RE Clergy Cell: Office: Layton, Cynthia Grout (Cindy) FE Mission: El Mesias Cell: (956) Ian Michael Layton PO Box 4787, Mission TX Office: Lear, Gloria Voges (Gloria) RE CC: First UMC Cell: (361) Rock Creek Dr., Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Lee, Diane Noel (Diane) RL Clergy Cell: (512) E 38th 1/2 St, Austin TX Office: (325) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

61 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Lee, John Abner (John) FE Aransas Pass UMC Cell: (210) Untan Gracie Lee 523 South 8th Street, Aransas Pass TX Office: Leggett, Richard Lee (Richard) FE Bastrop UMC Cell: (281) Elsa Leggett PO Box 672, Bastrop TX Office: Leifeste, Doris JoAnn (JoAnn) RA Clergy Cell: (678) Donald Leifeste 21 Park Place Dr, Gonzalez TX Office: LeVine, Kathryn Vanessa (Vanessa) AM Methodist Healthcare Ministries Cell: (361) Terry LeVine 4507 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX Office: Lewis, Clarence Earle (Earle) RE Clergy Cell: Brenham St, Manor TX Office: Lewis, Milton Henry (Milton) FE SAnt: Northern Hills UMC Cell: (210) Sallie Lewis 3703 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Leyva, Javier (Javier) FE Seguin: La Trinidad/CASA Hermosa Cell: (956) Elizabeth Leyva PO Box 413, Seguin TX Office: Lilljedahl, Richard Don (Don) RE Clergy Cell: Bobbie Lilljedahl Vestavio Court, Austin TX Office: Lindstrom, Wade Leroy (Wade) FE Pflugerville UMC Cell: (903) Terri Lindstrom PO Box 560, Pflugerville TX Office: Linebarger, Nell Ferrell (Nell) RE Clergy Cell: 505 Linebarger Lane, Martindale TX Office: Littlefield, Nancy Niebuhr (Nancy) RL Clergy Cell: (830) Clarence L Littlefield 9921 FM 443, Shiner TX Office: Lloyd, Leigh Livingston (Leigh) FE Eldorado: First Cell: (325) Michael E Lloyd PO Box 678, Eldorado TX Office: Locasio, Ann Lee (Ann) HN Honorably Located Cell: 1443 Coronado Hills Dr Apt 101, Austin TX Office: (512) Lockett, Dorcia Lynne (Lynne) FE Leave of Absence Cell: (830) Luster M. Lockett 1103 Monroe Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Lockett, Luster M. (Luster) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Dorcia Lynne Lockett 1103 Monroe Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Loewenberg, Alvin Aaron (Alvin) FE Morningside Ministries Cell: (210) Babco*ck Road, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Loftin, Thomas Lynn (Tom) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Mary Katherine Loftin 2605 Chowan Way, Round Rock TX Office: Logan, Alice Flint (Alice) RH Clergy Cell: Ben Logan 8617 Lantana Drive, North Richland Hills TX Office: Lopez, Jesus PL Port Arthur: Getsemani Cell: (214) th St., Port Arthur TX Office: Lopez, Robert M (Robert) FE Crossroads District Cell: Ruth Lopez 5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 200 C & D, Victoria TX Office: (361) Lott, Michele Marie PL Driftwood UMC Cell: (361) PO Box 159, Driftwood TX Office: Lovos, Oscar SY Odessa: El Divino Salvador Cell: 1616 Castle Rd, Odessa TX Office: Lowry, Jon Dick (Jon) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Anna G. T. Lowry 3219 Bent Bow Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Lueg, Carl Frederick (Carl) RH Clergy Cell: PO Box 2888, McAllen TX Office: Luhrs, Glenn Arthur (Glenn) PE Sabinal: First UMC Cell: Amy Aline Luhrs PO Box 327, Sabinal TX Office: Lumpkin, George Enos (George) FE Fredericksburg UMC Cell: (512) Brenda Sue Lumpkin 1800 N Llano, Fredericksburg TX Office:

62 Luna, Ella Leal (Ella) FE Austin: Emmanuel Cell: (214) Brushy Street, Austin TX Office: Magee, Donna S. (Donna) FL Kerrville: First UMC Cell: (303) Dan A Magee 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Maldonado, David RH Clergy Cell: 607 Camino Espanol Nw, Albuquerque NM Office: Malesky, Charles A. (Charles) RE Clergy Cell: 4206 Flint Hill, San Antonio TX Office: Mann, John Lemuel (John) RE Clergy Cell: 67 Hilltop Dr, Randolph NJ Office: Mann, Ralph Duke (Ralph) FE Bulverde UMC Cell: (830) Verna Mann Hwy 281 N, San Antonio TX Office: (830) Marceau, Linda Proctor FD SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) Randy Marceau 418 Harrison, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Marchbanks, Hilary PL Austin: St. John's Cell: Ryan Marchbanks 4102 Kilgore Ln, Austin TX Office: (512) Mariscal, Arturo RE Clergy Cell: (210) Raquel Mariscal 550 Gettysburg, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Marks, Robert (Robert) OF CC: St. Paul Cell: (361) PO Box 9153, Corpus Christi TX Office: Marr, Betty Lou (Betty) RD Clergy Cell: 1500 N Lakeline Blvd Apt 335, Cedar Park TX Office: (361) Marshall, Monte Paul (Monte) FE SAnt: Travis Park UMC Cell: (512) Laura Jean Marshall 230 E Travis St, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Martin, Donna Lynn (Donna) FE Cuero/Rabke Cell: (210) Jim G. Martin 211 N. Clinton, Cuero TX Office: Martin, Gary William (Gary) PL Christine UMC Cell: (210) Pam Martin 105 Dearborn Dr, Schertz TX Office: Martin, Jeana LeAnn (Jeana) FE Harlingen: Wesley UMC Cell: (512) E Austin Avenue, Harlingen TX Office: (979) Martin, Jim Harold (Harold) RE Clergy Cell: (207) Janice Martin 6 Cedar Ln., Bath ME 4530 Office: Martin, Ruth Aquellis (Ruth) OD SAnt: East St. Paul UMC Cell: James E. Martin 9306 Valley Rdg, San Antonio TX Office: Martin, Scott Alan (Scott) FE Lytle Cell: (210) Linda J. Martin PO Box 608, Lytle TX Office: (830) Martin, Sidney Ray PL San Marcos: Jackson Chapel Cell: (512) Reliance Creek Drive, Austin TX Office: Martinez, Juanita (Juanita) SY Pharr: Nueva Vida Cell: PO Box 1558, Pharr TX Office: Martinez, Lydia Salazar (Lydia) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Spring Dove, San Antonio TX Office: Martinez, Raul N. RL Clergy Cell: (210) Miriam O. Martinez 4922 Bartmer St., San Antonio TX Office: Mathis, Germaine Tropez (Germaine) FE SAnt: Ernest T. Dixon Cell: (210) Lawrence Mathis 6060 US HWY 87 E, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Matthews, Neal (Neal) RE Harper UMC Cell: (830) Pamela Matthews 143 Royal Oaks Rd, Kerrville TX Office: (830) Mattison, Walter Howerton (Walt) RE Clergy Cell: Perdita Gwyn Mattison 9001 Queenswood Dr., Austin TX Office: (512) Matzinger, Charlotte Garrett (Charlotte) FD Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) John D. Matzinger 3304 Great Valley Drive, Cedar Park TX Office: (512)

63 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES May, Janet Woodward (Janet) RE Clergy Cell: Roy Hoss May, Jr. Apartado , Office: May, Roy Hoss (Roy) RE Clergy Cell: Janet Woodward May Apartado , Office: Mayfield, James Lee (Jim) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Rita B. Mayfield 4119 Balcones Woods Dr., Austin TX Office: Mayne, Judith Anne (Judi) FD Transitional Leave Cell: (830) Michael Kevin Mayne 5811 NW 63rd Place, Parkland FL Office: Mays, Robert (Robert) SY Industry: Cherry Chapel Cell: PO Box 254, Industry TX Office: (512) McAvoy, Glen Don (Don) FD College Station Christ UMC Cell: (979) Michele W. McAvoy 4201 State Hwy 6 S, College Station TX Office: (979) McCamant, Pamela Ann RH Clergy Cell: 1020 North Spring St Apt 7, Carlsbad NM Office: McCandless, Mickey Ted (Mickey) FE Methodist Healthcare Ministries Cell: (210) Terrolynn B. McCandless 4507 Medical Drive, San Antonio TX Office: (210) McCarley, Everett W. (Ev) AM Castroville: Medina Valley UMC Cell: (210) Marilyn McCarley PO Box 1607, Castroville TX Office: McClain, James Carlyle (Jim) FE SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC Cell: (210) Kercida McClain 227 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio TX Office: (210) McClung, Amy Katherine PE Shiner Cell: (512) PO Box 122, Shiner TX Office: McClure, Charles Leonard OR Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: (817) E 38th 1/2 St, Austin TX Office: (512) McCorkle, Catherine Otto (Cathy) PL Christoval / SG: Grape Creek Cell: (325) Sean McCorkle PO Box 259, Christoval TX Office: (325) McCormick, Joyce Lynn (Joyce) FE New Fountain Cell: (512) Chris W. McCormick 2980 FM 2676, Hondo TX Office: McCrum, Michael W. (Mike) PL Bulverde UMC Cell: (210) Ana McCrum 1914 Acacia Plwy., Spring Branch TX Office: McCullough, Charles Duane (Chuck) RE Clergy Cell: Jean D. McCullough Low Rd. #1, Helotes TX Office: McDougall, Nancy Lee (Nancy) RD Clergy Cell: (210) Michael McDougall 2618 Williams Lakeshore, Kingsland TX Office: McGuire, Carolyn Fry (Carolyn) FE Comfort: Gaddis Memorial Cell: (830) Willliam P. McGuire PO Box 566, Comfort TX Office: (830) McMullen, John Henry (John) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Fara S. McMullen 3903 Edgerock Dr., Austin TX Office: McNeely, Kathryn Terwey (Kathryn) FE Family Leave Cell: (512) Dave McNeely 5304 Turnabout Lane, Austin TX Office: McNitzky, David Joseph (David) FE SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) Pamela McNitzky 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) McRorey, Larry Lewis (Larry) FE Bandera UMC Cell: (830) Catherine Ann McRorey PO Box 128, Bandera TX Office: (830) Meande, John Njie (John) PE Seguin: Wesley Harper UMC Cell: (682) PO Box 347, Seguin TX Office: Melton, Patrick J. (Patrick) PL New Braunfels: First UMC Cell: 819 Southwind Drive, New Braunfels TX Office: Mercado, Jose David (Jose) FL SAnt: Emanuel Cell: (816) Gettysburg, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Merrill, Laura Anne (Laura) FE El Valle District Cell: (512) W Harrison Ave., Harlingen TX Office: (956)

64 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 63 Miller, Russell Thomas (Russell) FD Boerne: First Cell: (210) Sylvia L. Miller 205 E. James St., Boerne TX Office: (830) Miner, Melanie Louise (Melanie) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Robert John Miner Aqua Valley, Helotes TX Office: (210) Minnich, David Jesse (David) FE Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) Carole Jan King Minnich Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Minton, Russell Lee (Russell) FE Medical Leave Cell: (512) Nancy L. Minton 806 Spring Hollow Dr, Leander TX Office: (512) Miron, David Henry FD SAng: First UMC Cell: (210) Bonnie Jo Walker 37 East Beauregard, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Monroe, Melanie Renee (Melanie) FE Hallettsville / Mossy Grove Cell: (210) James Monroe PO Box 352, Hallettsville TX Office: Montgomery, Linda Kay Thompson FE Pearsall UMC Cell: (210) Timothy Dean Montgomery PO Box 243, Pearsall TX Office: Mora Pena, Josue RA Clergy Cell: (210) Buffalo Creek, San Antonio TX Office: Mora, Joel Pena RE Clergy Cell: (281) Williams Ave., Port Arthur TX Office: Moreno, David James (David) FE Pan American University Cell: Virginia Moreno 123 N Sugar Rd, Edinburg TX Office: (956) Morris, Michael William (Mike) FE CC: St. John's Cell: (979) Karen Morris 5300 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Morrow, Linda Karen (Linda) FE CC: St. Peter's by the Sea/CC District Cell: (361) Dan L. Morrow PO Box 18070, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Mortimer, Jo Ann (Jo) RH Clergy Cell: (512) Ridgewood Ave., New Braunfels TX Office: Mossman, Nancy Cripps (Nancy) RE Clergy Cell: (512) David Mossman 4004 Silverspring Dr, Austin TX Office: (512) Muehl, Jeffrey Scott (Jeff) FE Flatonia / Freyburg Cell: (512) Peggy Muehl PO Box 386, Flatonia TX Office: Mumme, Michael Christopher FE Austin: First UMC Cell: (361) Rockpoint Dr., Austin TX Office: (512) Munoz Tressler, Azucena SY MC: Trinity Cell: 1701 N. Garcia, Roma TX Office: Munoz-Sol, Bernabe RE Clergy Cell: (214) PO Box , Dallas TX Office: Myers, Ronald Roy (Ron) FE Puyallup UMC Cell: (907) W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup WA Office: (253) Neely, Myrtle Jo (Jo) RL Clergy Cell: (210) Clifton Neely, Jr Cypress Crk, Windcrest TX Office: (210) Nelson, Melissa Lee Smith RE Clergy Cell: (956) Harry H. Nelson 166 Lakeview St. N, San Benito TX Office: (956) Newmann, Martin Louis (Martin) RL Clergy Cell: (512) Betty Jane Newmann PO Box 874, Yorktown TX Office: (361) Nicholson, John Lambert (John) RE Clergy Cell: Sharon Sue Nicholson 205 Cimarron, Floresville TX Office: Noah, Allen FL Kerrville: Barnett Chapel Cell: (210) Paschal, Kerrville TX Office: (830) Noble, James Robert (Jim) FE Sterling City: First UMC Cell: (361) Melanie Sue Noble PO Box 457, Sterling City TX Office: (325) Nogues, Franklin William (Bill) RA Clergy Cell: Lillian Nogues PO Box 58, Cedar Creek TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

65 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES O'Neal, Linda OR Rocksprings: FUMC/Barksdale Cell: (979) PO Box 406, Rocksprings TX Office: Olmos, Antonio V RE Clergy Cell: 6311 Ridge Tree, San Antonio TX Office: Olsen, Gary Lee (Gary) OF Rolling Hills Community Cell: Joyce Olsen 6201 Lohman Ford Rd, Lago Vista TX Office: Onwiler, Harold Martin (Harold) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Roma Lea Berger Onwiler 5857 Timbergate Apt 1147, Corpus Christi TX Office: Ortiz, Robert FL SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) San Pedro Ave, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Osorio, Juan Crescencio (Juan) FE MC: St. Mark UMC Cell: (956) Blanca Osorio Diaz 708 Jay Ave., McAllen TX Office: (956) Padilla, Liliana (Liliana) FE Pearsall: San Pablo Cell: (325) Miguel Padilla 406 W. Trinity St., Pearsall TX Office: Palos, Guadalupe R AM Medical Leave Cell: (979) Jose Luis Palos 5223 Ebony, San Antonio TX Office: Palos, Jose Luis (Jose) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Guadalupe R Palos 5223 Ebony, San Antonio TX Office: Pangborn, Joseph Henry (Hank) RE Clergy Cell: Sharon Pangborn Olympic View NW., Sliverdale WA Office: Paredes, Pedro Luciano RE Clergy Cell: Thayer Pease Ave., El Paso TX Office: Paredez, Gilbert (Gil) FL Floresville: El Mesias Cell: (956) Diana Imelda Paredez 983 2nd Street, Floresville TX Office: Parrillo, Roberta Marie (Roberta) FL Yorktown: First/ Runge Cell: (210) PO Box 874, Yorktown TX Office: Parsons, Beverley Sue (Beverley) RE Clergy Cell: Dwain Parsons 1012 Fir Street, Milton WA Office: (325) Parsons, Robert Eugene (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Marilyn Parsons Jigsaw Pathway, Round Rock TX Office: (512) Paul, Gertrude Sparks (Trudy) RL CC: Asbury Cell: (361) Mansions Dr T-2, Corpus Christi TX Office: Payne, David Erich (David) FE Harlingen: First UMC Cell: (956) Lori Payne 321 E. Harrison, Harlingen TX Office: (956) Pearcy, Cecil Wilton (Robin) RA Clergy Cell: PO Box , Fort Worth TX Office: Pena, Teresa F RE Clergy Cell: 1820 Fm 20, Seguin TX Office: Pennington, Matthew James (Matt) FE Gonzales: First UMC Cell: (361) Brooke Pennington 426 St. Paul, Gonzales TX Office: Perales, Raymond (Ray) FL Stockdale: Christ UMC Cell: (956) Faly Perales PO Box 247, Stockdale TX Office: Perales, Robert Aaron (Robert) FE MC: First UMC Cell: Tanya Perales 4200 N. McColl Road, McAllen TX Office: (956) Perez, Federico PL Alamo: San Pablo Cell: (956) Maricruz Perez 806 N.9th Place, Alamo TX Office: Perez, Florence Terry (Flo) RL Clergy Cell: 2732 Chimney Rock Ln, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Perez, Jose Arturo (Arturo) PL Pharr: La Trinidad Cell: (956) S. 4th Circle, Mcallen TX Office: Perez, Maximino Vega (Max) FE SAnt: University UMC Cell: (915) Carmela Perez 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210)

66 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 65 Perez-Greene, Margot Ann FE El Campo: First UMC Cell: (512) Kenneth L. Greene, Jr Avenue I, El Campo TX Office: (979) Perry, Vernon Franklin (Frank) RE Clergy Cell: Eleanor Perry 5506 Castle Pond, San Antonio TX Office: Persky, Mary Margaret (Margaret) RD Clergy Cell: (325) PO Box 652, Mason TX Office: Petersen, Jessica Anne (Jessica) FD Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) David William Petersen Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Petty, Janice Kay (Janice) FE Medical Leave Cell: 1703 Marble Drive, Kearney MO Office: Peyton, Steven David (Steve) FE Uvalde: First UMC Cell: (830) Sherry Dawn Peyton 301 N. High, Uvalde TX Office: Phelps, Jim McCord (Jim) RE Clergy Cell: Vickie Madsen Phelps Sage Heights Drive, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Phillips, Diana Kelley FE SAnt: Colonial Hills UMC Cell: (210) Vance Jackson, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Phillips, Lonnie Buren (Lonnie) FE Hondo UMC Cell: (210) Susan Phillips th St, Hondo TX Office: Picazo, Samuel P. RA Clergy Cell: 1020 Altamont Dr, Ft Worth TX Office: Pierce, Lyle Lee (Lyle) RA Clergy Cell: 500 River Fair Blvd Unit 501, Belton TX Office: Pierce, Robert (Robert) PL Somerset UMC Cell: Kearaney, Atascosa TX Office: Pifer, Carol May (Carol) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Richard Lee Pifer P O Box 1460, Fulton TX Office: Pina, Isidro E FE Edinburg: El Buen Pastor Cell: (361) Blanca Pina 705 E. University Drive, Edinburg TX Office: Pirkle, Eileen (Eileen) PL Haynie Chapel Cell: (830) PO Box 1128, Del Valle TX Office: Polk, Kenneth Coleman (K.P.) PL Canyon Lake: North Shore UMC Cell: (830) Elizabeth Polk North Cranes Mill Road, Canyon Lake TX Office: Pollard, Norma Lisa (Norma) PL Edinburg: El Buen Pastor Cell: (956) William Pollard 705 E University Dr, Edinburg TX Office: (956) Ponce, Eubaldo T RE Clergy Cell: (214) Pagewynne Dr, Frisco TX Office: Pool, Jay Fletcher (Fletcher) FE Oak Island UMC Cell: (210) Devilbliss Ln, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Porr, Susan Henderson (Susan) FE Leave of Absence Cell: (210) Stanford Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Porterfield, Mark Courtney (Mark) FE Canyon Lake UMC Cell: (512) Margot C. Porterfield 206 Flintstone, Canyon Lake TX Office: Portwood, Kevin Spencer (Kevin) FL Portland: First UMC Cell: (903) Allison Partin Portwood 4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland TX Office: (361) Posey, Charles Robert (Charles) RE Clergy Cell: 1330 Rio Linda, San Antonio TX Office: Poteet, Cora Nell (Cora) RA Clergy Cell: (254) Glenn Poteet 9414 Antoine Forest Drive, San Antonio TX Office: Powell, Mary Elizabeth (Mary) RP Clergy Cell: (512) Brushy Creek Rd # 515, Cedar Park TX Office: (512) Powell, Wade Alan (Wade) PE SAnt: Christ Fellowship Cell: (325) Cynthia Powell PO Box 1666, Helotes TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

67 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Prescher, Walter Alfred (Walter) PE Leakey Cell: (979) Catherine Emily Prescher PO Box 417, Leakey TX Office: (830) Price, Thomas C. (Tom) RE Clergy Cell: Celina Engle-Price 513 Chestnut Oak, Ingram TX Office: Pruitt, Wilson (Wilson) FE Austin: Berkeley UMC Cell: Alina Pruitt 2407 Berkeley Ave., Austin TX Office: Purdy, Jennifer Grace (Jenna) FL La Grange: First UMC Cell: PO Box 89, La Grange TX Office: Purdy, Steven Mark (Steve) FE West District Cell: (325) Vickie Lynn Purdy 1315 South Abe St., San Angelo TX Office: (325) Purnell, Charles RL Clergy Cell: (979) Eula Justice Purnell 211 Lockhart, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Quigley, Catherine Yvonne Vincent RL Clergy Cell: (830) John Charles Quigley, II P O Box 347, Brackettville TX Office: Quigley, John Charles (John) RA Clergy Cell: Catherine Yvonne Vincent Quigley P O Box 347, Brackettville TX Office: Quintanilla, Raul S RA Clergy Cell: (210) Thornbury St, San Antonio TX Office: Quist, Michael Jonathan (Michael) FE Mercedes Cell: (956) Debra Kay Quist 200 W 16th St., Mercedes TX Office: Raj, Hans (Hans) RE Clergy Cell: Betsy Ann Raj PO Box 323, Stockdale TX Office: (210) Ramirez, Abel FE VA-North Texas Health Care Sys Cell: Olivia Ramirez 1201 East 9th St., Bonham TX Office: (903) Ramirez, Abraham Isaac FE Donna: FUMC / Principe de Paz Cell: (210) S Main St, Donna TX Office: (956) Ramirez, Elsa Lidia (Elsa) FE Methodist Healthcare System Cell: (512) Jose Arnoldo Ramirez Blanco Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (432) Ramirez, James V. (James) PL Santa Rosa/Elsa Cell: (956) Lucy Ramirez PO Box 792, Santa Rosa TX Office: (956) Ramirez, Nohemi V (Nohemi) FE La Nueva Esperanza Cell: (678) Enrique Ramirez 324 Griswold St. Se, Grand Rapids MI Office: Rang, Susan FL Weimer Cell: (512) PO Box 775, Weimar TX Office: Raper, Mary Elizabeth (Mimi) RE Clergy Cell: 9209 Ovalla Dr., Austin TX Office: Rauser, Cynthia Ann (Cyndy) PL Fashing UMC Cell: (210) Gary Rauser 1262 Frontier, Spring Branch TX Office: Ray, Joseph Moody (Joe) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Ruth S. Ray 1512 Roadrunner Lane, Canyon Lake TX Office: (830) Reardon, Arvilla Jean (Jean) FE Ozona UMC Cell: (830) William Thomas Reardon PO Box 134, Ozona TX Office: (325) Reichert, Andrew Douglas (Andy) FE Private Practice Cell: (210) Hill Country Ln., San Antonio TX Office: Relder, Damon Edward (Damon) FE SAnt: co*ker UMC Cell: (210) Susan Kaye Relder 231 E. North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Renfro, William C. (Bill) RH Clergy Cell: Kathy Renfro 8405 Hanbridge, Austin TX Office: (512) Reynolds, John Wayne (John) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Sara Schucany Reynolds 4703 White Elm Dr, Austin TX Office: (512) Rice, William Ernest (Will) FE Rio Texas Conference Cell: Alisha T Rice Huebner Road, San Antonio TX Office: (210)

68 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 67 Richardson, Earl Saunders (Earl) RA Clergy Cell: (956) Claire Harriman Richardson 1800 Johnson St., Mission TX Office: Ricker, George Marvin (George) RE Clergy Cell: Frances R. Ricker 1906 Vista Lane, Austin TX Office: Ricker, Roy Clifford (Rick) RE Clergy Cell: Patti Ricker Summit Ridge, Boerne TX Office: (210) Ritchea, Bernard Preston FE Jourdanton Cell: Bonnie Corinne Ritchea 705 Chestnut, Jourdanton TX Office: (830) Ritchea, Wanda Peszczynski FD United Campus Min of Victoria Cell: (361) N. Ben Jordan, Victoria TX Office: Ritchie, Frank (Frank) PL SAnt: Spring Creek Cell: (210) Old Fredericksburg Rd., Fair Oaks Ranch TX Office: (830) Rivera, David (David) PL SAnt: Resurrection UMC Cell: (512) Yolanda Cazares Rivera 1821 Pannier Ln, Austin TX Office: Robberson, Phillip Gary (Phil) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Beverly Hien Robberson 539 Colovista Parkway B103, Bastrop Tx Office: Robbins, Larry O. (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Barbara P. Robbins 205 Crabapple Rd, Kendalia TX Office: Roberts, Foster (Foster) RA Clergy Cell: (512) PO Box 963, Luling TX Office: Roberts, James Patrick (Jim) FE Austin: Oak Hill UMC Cell: (512) Janice Cloninger Roberts 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin TX Office: (512) Robertson, Gregory Alan (Greg) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Donna L. Robertson 3220 N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio TX Office: Robinson, Hayward Arthur PL Edna: Scruggs Cell: (361) PO Box 202, Edna TX Office: (361) Robinson, Sandra Sue (Sandy) RL Clergy Cell: (830) Hwy 173 N, Hondo TX Office: (830) Rochte, Rebekah Cecilia PE CC: Grace Cell: Northwest Boulevard, Corpus Christi TX Office: Rodriguez, Arnulfo SY Bishop: El Redentor Cell: 5136 Altheis St., Kingsville TX Office: Rodriguez, Daniel Z RE Clergy Cell: Eveli Rodriquez 3622 Mohegan Dr, San Antonio TX Office: Rodriguez, Francisco Javier RE Clergy Cell: (806) Whitehead Rd., Columbus OH Office: Roe, Charles Eugene (Gene) PD SAnt: co*ker UMC Cell: (210) Tami Roe 231 East North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Roe, Gordon Allen (Gordon) RE Clergy Cell: Patsy Roe 1323 Carnation, Lewisville TX Office: Roe, Norman Davis (Norman) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Margie M. Roe 1001 Rawhide Trail, Cedar Park TX Office: Roe, William Grady (Grady) RE Walnut Cell: (830) Mary Patricia Roe 6448 River Oak Dr., Kingsland TX Office: (325) Roehrig, Kyle Leonard (Kyle) FE U S Air Force Cell: Kristina D. Roehrig 587 Summersill Rd., Vandenberg Afb CA Office: (805) Rogers, Bruce Jay (B.J.) FE Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. Cell: (704) Lynn C. Rogers 730 Fair Lane, New Braunfels TX Office: (704) Rogers, Bryan Jay (Bryan) PE Odem: First UMC Cell: (830) Miranda Lee Rogers 1311 Haisley St., Odem TX Office: Rohlfs, Carl Walter (Carl) FE Las Misiones District Cell: (512) Barbara N. Rohlfs Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

69 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Rohlfs, Claus Hermann (Claus) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Fantango, Durango Co Office: Romero, Herman Lee (Lee) FE Johnson City UMC Cell: (361) Kathy Romero PO Box 207, Johnson City TX Office: (830) Ross, Robert R. (Robert) RE Clergy Cell: Shelley Ross 730 Babco*ck Road Apt 4204, San Antonio TX Office: Rowe, Steven Hall (Steve) RA Clergy Cell: (325) Patricia Rowe 1100 S Rainbow Ranch Rd, Wimberley TX Office: Rowell, Walter Franklin (Walt) RE Clergy Cell: 3742 Galena Hills Loop, Round Rock TX Office: (361) Rubio, Ricardo (Ricardo) FE Del Rio: El Principe de Paz Cell: (830) W. Chapoy St., Del Rio TX Office: (830) Runk, Charles Ernst (Charles) RE Clergy Cell: PO Box 1429, Mason TX Office: Rush, Lisa Winnek (Lisa) FD CC: First UMC Cell: (210) Scott Rush 328 Gulfton Drive, Portland TX Office: Ruth, Barbara Jean (Barbara) RE Clergy Cell: (512) John Alexander Wright 4400 Yellow Rose Trail, Austin TX Office: Ryan, James Raymond (Jim) RP Clergy Cell: (210) Spring Briar, San Antonio TX Office: Sadler, Tina Harlene (Harlene) RL Clergy Cell: (830) PO Box 164, Smiley TX Office: (830) Saenz III, Ruben FL RTC New Church Start Cell: (956) Toyah Brook, San Antonio TX Office: Saenz, Aaron Gabriel FL Harlingen: Valley Praise Cell: (956) Iris Saenz 1927 W. Jefferson, Harlingen TX Office: (956) Saenz, Ruben (Ruben) FE Rio Texas Conference Cell: (210) Maria Saenz Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Sageser, Philip Smith (Philip) FE Counseling Min. So. Florida, Inc. Cell: Lea Kibler Sageser 3 Breezeway Dr, Asheville NC Office: (828) Saint, John Thomas (John) FE San Saba UMC Cell: (512) Alexis Milam Saint PO Box 487, San Saba TX Office: (325) Salas, Joel RE Clergy Cell: (512) Fandango, Leander TX Office: Salas, Juan Antonio RE Clergy Cell: (512) Elvira Salas 504 Sioux Trl, Leander TX Office: (512) Salazar, Gloria E RL Clergy Cell: (830) Annette Drive, Irving TX Office: (830) Salcido, Ruben RE Clergy Cell: 5713 Mira Grande Dr, El Paso TX Office: Salinas, Steven Esteban (Steven) PL Mercedes: El Buen Pastor Cell: (956) Jamie Salinas Palomino Ave, La Feria TX Office: Salmi, Michael Todd (Todd) FE San Marcos: First UMC Cell: (512) Mari Lane Salmi 129 W. Hutchison, San Marcos TX Office: (512) Sammis, Glenn Conover (Glenn) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Jonnalen Sammis Old Stable Road, San Antonio TX Office: Sanchez, David (David) FE McCamey: First/Rankin Cell: (281) Vilma Aurora Sanchez 1601 S. Burleson Ave., McCamey TX Office: Sanchez, Fernando P. AM SAnt: Principe De Paz Cell: (210) Maria Sanchez 7907 Stagecoach Dr., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Sandberg, William Bernard (Bernie) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Barbara W. Sandberg 5019 Crystal Water Dr, Austin TX Office: (512)

70 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 69 Sanderford, Ricky Lynn (Ricky) FE MC: First UMC Cell: (956) Valerie Kay Sanderford 4200 N. McColl Road, McAllen TX Office: (956) Sanders, Stephen Albert FE SAnt: Spring Creek Cell: (210) Mary Hickman Sanders Old Fredericksburg Rd, Fair Oaks Ranch TX Office: (830) Sansing, Valerie Jean (Valerie) FE RTC New Church Start Cell: (512) E.Monroe St., Austin TX Office: Santibanez, Ruby E RE Clergy Cell: 9503 Casa Grande Dr, Woodway TX Office: Sassman, Harold Gene (Harold) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Nancy Sassman 911 Luehlfing Dr., Canyon Lake TX Office: (830) Scharmann, Larry Lee (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Patricia Esther Scharmann 181 Neal Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Schendel, James Ray (James) RA Clergy Cell: (830) Beth N. Schendel 4793 County Road 115, Nordheim TX Office: (830) Schmidt, Beverly Mae FE El Campo: St. Paul UMC Cell: (979) Terry Joseph Schmidt 211 E. Third, El Campo TX Office: (979) Schreiber, John Louis (John) RE Clergy Cell: 1111 Church Street #407, Evanston IL Office: Schuessler, Beth Love (Beth) HN Honorably Located Cell: 1283 Bradford Dr., Coppell TX Office: (972) Schulz, Michael Lawrence (Mike) PL SAnt: University UMC Cell: (210) Karen Schulz 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Schweizer, Gene Harlan (Gene) RE Clergy Cell: Beverly Jean Schweizer PO Box 636, Robert Lee TX Office: Scott, Matthew FL SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Scott, Robert J. (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: Karen Scott 1833 Dapplegrey Ln, Austin TX Office: Seilheimer, David Allison (David) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Preakness Lane, San Antonio TX Office: Selke, Charles Richard (Richard) RE Clergy Cell: (832) Mary Susan Selke Ravenna Ln, Katy TX Office: Sellers, Judith Ledbetter (Judith) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Kenneth Foster Sellers, Jr W Parmer Ln Apt 1717, Austin TX Office: Sellers, Kenneth Foster (Ken) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Judith Ledbetter Sellers 5400 W Parmer Ln Apt 1717, Austin TX Office: Semrad, David Lynn (David) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Judy R. Semrad Tioga Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Seuser, Kevin Ashley (Kevin) HN Honorably Located Cell: Karen Seuser 615 Rolling Hills Dr., Newton KS Office: (620) Sharp, Barry Daniel (Barry) FD Texas Dept of State Health Services Cell: (512) Suzanne Sharp P.o. Box , Mc 1965, Austin TX Office: (512) Sharp, Jarrell Virgil (Jarrell) FE San Marcos: First UMC Cell: (361) Maureen I. Goodnow Sharp 129 W. Hutchison, San Marcos TX Office: Shaw, Donna Jo PL Granite Shoals: Grace UMC Cell: (210) Lost Mountain Ranch Rd., Burnet TX Office: Sheffield, Pamela Kay (Pam) FL Austin: Oak Hill UMC Cell: (512) Michael S Sheffield 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin TX Office: (512) Shelly, Dinah Smith (Dinah) FE SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) Keith Wayne Shelly 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Shoenfelt, Kelly (Kelly) PL Austin: Bethany Cell: (214) Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

71 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Shores, Larry Vern (Larry) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Kathy Diehl-Shores 836 Saddlebrook Dr S, Bedford TX Office: Shott, Ronald Gene (Ron) RE Clergy Cell: (979) Kathleen K. Shott 840 Swan Point Marina Rd., Seadrift TX Office: (979) Shultz, Wallace Eldred (Wally) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Loretta Shultz 280 Country Pike, Canyon Lake TX Office: Silliman, Edwin Toon (Ed) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Becky Cultra Silliman 3630 Hunter Road, San Marcos TX Office: (512) Silva, Juan Alberto (Johnny) FE Campus Ministries SA College/UTSA Cell: (210) Laura Jane Lopez-Silva 102 Belknap Pl, San Antonio TX Office: Sims, Clarence Leon (Leon) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Mary Lou Sims 74 N. Brooksedge Cir, The Woodlands TX Office: Skinner, David Blaine (David) FE Leave of Absence Cell: (512) Gena S. Skinner 4167 Travis Country Cir, Austin TX Office: Slade, Joyce H. (Joyce) HN Honorably Located Cell: (972) Yorkstown Dr. #E-103, Ennis TX Office: Sledge, Robert W. (Rob) RE Clergy Cell: (325) Marjorie Sledge 3141 Chimney Circle, Abilene TX Office: (325) Smart, Jerry Don (Jerry) RE Clergy Cell: Dolores Smart 1 Birla Court, Santa Fe NM Office: Smith, Andrew Ward (Andy) FE Seguin: First UMC Cell: (512) Robyn L. Smith 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX Office: (830) Smith, Clare Elaine (Elaine) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Hillcrest Forest, Canyon Lake TX Office: Smith, Jerry Jay (Jerry Jay) RE Clergy Cell: Betty Jasperson Smith 884 Lake Breeze Dr., Canyon Lake TX Office: Smith, John Powell (John) RA Clergy Cell: (956) Braeburn Dr., Corpus Christi TX Office: Smith, Julie Ann LY Deaconess Cell: 192 Tahitian Dr., Bastrop TX Office: Smith, Linda Hayden (Linda) FD SAnt: University UMC Cell: Arthur D. Smith 5084 DeZavala Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Smith, Lorenza Andrade FE Brownsville: First Cell: (956) Andrew Carl Smith 123 Shoreline Dr, Brownsville TX Office: Smith, Paul Neal (Paul) FL Monthalia / Belmont Cell: (830) Karen Bauer Smith PO Box 213, Cost TX Office: (830) Smith, Ralph Edgar (Ralph) RE Clergy Cell: Bondelyn H. Smith 711 Ramblewood Dr., Canyon Lake TX Office: (210) Smith, Stuart Mark (Mark) FL Ganado/Louise Cell: (325) PO Box 345, Ganado TX Office: (361) Smith, William Anderson (Andy) FE Manchaca UMC Cell: (830) Monica Thompson Smith PO Box 460, Manchaca TX Office: (830) Smith, William Douglas (Doug) RA Montel Cell: (830) Cynthia Ann Smith PO Box 983, Leakey TX Office: (830) Snape, Jonathan OE Leander UMC Cell: 107 S. West Drive, Leander TX Office: Snyder, Donald Lee (Don) RA Clergy Cell: (830) Sherry Snyder 3501 Wimbledon Dr, Schertz TX Office: Solis, O Melquisedec (Mel) RE Clergy Cell: (830) California St., Weslaco TX Office: Soltero, Anna Maria RD Clergy Cell: (915) Brady Pl, El Paso TX Office:

72 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 71 Soltero, Conrado G RE Clergy Cell: (915) Brady Pl, El Paso TX Office: Somers, Scott Roger (Scott) RE Clergy Cell: Isabel Decampo 9402 Loma Vista, Dallas TX Office: Somerville, Don L. (Don) RH Clergy Cell: Darla Sue Somerville 1529 Glenn Dr., Canyon Lake TX Office: (210) Soto, Maria Rodriguez (Maria) FL Harlingen: El Buen Samaritano Cell: (956) W Grant Ave, Harlingen TX Office: (956) Speer, Lon A. (Lon) RE Clergy Cell: Mary G. Speer Lexington Blvd #2222, Sugar Land TX Office: Spencer, Audrey Ann (Audrey) AM Austin: Northwest Hills Cell: (210) Pearson Way, Round Rock TX Office: Spiller, John Sidney (Sid) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Marge E. Spiller 1800 North Llano, Fredericksburg TX Office: Sprague, Susan (Susan) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Donald L Tietjen 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin TX Office: (512) Stapleton, Carolyn Louise RE Clergy Cell: (347) Bandera Rd., San Antonio TX Office: Stegemueller, William Keith (Bill) FE Medina UMC Cell: (830) Anna C. Stegemueller PO Box 208, Medina TX Office: (830) Steinbach, Norman Phillip (Phil) FE Brady: First UMC Cell: (325) Debora R. Steinbach PO Box 1030, Brady TX Office: (325) Stemme, Robert (Robert) RE San Juan Cell: PO Box 24, San Juan TX Office: Stenftenagel, Tina W. (Wynn) FE Austin: Bethany Cell: (512) Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX Office: (512) Stephens, Charles Dwain FE SAng: Wesley Trinity Cell: (361) W. 18th Street, San Angelo TX Office: Steves, Suzanne Skipper HN Honorably Located Cell: Brian Steves 7815 Highway 290 W, Austin TX Office: (512) Stewart, David Lee (David) RE Clergy Cell: Patsy Stewart 4604 S Lamar Blvd Apt C305, Austin TX Office: Stewart, Sharon Satterwhite FE Austin: Parker Lane UMC Cell: (361) Parker Lane, Austin TX Office: Stone, Catherine Linea (Cathy) FD Austin: First UMC Cell: (512) Lavaca St, Austin TX Office: (512) Stone, Georgia Dean (Georgia) RE Clergy Cell: 2825 Checker Dr., Cedar Park TX Office: Strain, Sharon Harrigill (Sherry) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Bill R. Strain 1607 Saint Leger St, Pflugerville TX Office: Straus, Lisa Moulton (Lisa) PE Austin: Westlake Cell: (512) Red Bud Trail, Austin TX Office: Strehli, Tamara Jean FE SAng: Sierra Vista UMC Cell: (210) College Hills Blvd, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Strieb, Donna Lee (Donna) FD SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: (210) E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Stringer, Clifton Walker FE Boston College Cell: (512) Linsey Foster Stringer 1916 David St, Austin TX Office: Stuller, Joseph F. (Joe) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Royal Rdg, San Antonio TX Office: Surber, William Howard (Howard) RE Clergy Cell: Betsy Jane Florence 2669 N 96th Dr, Omaha NE Office: (210) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

73 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Surdy, Jason (Jason) PL Manor UMC Cell: (512) PO Box 327, Manor TX Office: Swarts, Judy (Judy) PL Liberty Hill UMC Cell: (512) PO Box 266, Liberty Hill TX Office: (512) Sweet, James Edgar (Jim) FE Helotes Hills UMC Cell: (512) Rebecca Sweet Bandera Rd., Helotes TX Office: Sweet, Steven (Steven) RE Clergy Cell: Rochelle E. Sweet 1334 Buck Hill Rd., Newland NC Office: Tadlock, Grant Basil (Tad) RE Clergy Cell: Carla M. Tadlock 1918 Park Avenue, S.E., Cedar Rapids IA Office: Talamas, Logan M. (Logan) FL Kerrville: First UMC Cell: (210) Caittan Claire Talamas 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Talk, John Gordon (Gordon) RE Clergy Cell: Clarice K. Talk 116 Stakes Court, Nicholasville KY Office: Tarver, Tom Neal (Tom) FE CC: Asbury Cell: (512) Ellen Tarver 7501 S. Staples, Corpus Christi TX Office: Tatum, Elizabeth Pratt (Beth) FE Mathis UMC Cell: (713) Randal Eugene Tatum 420 S. Duval, Mathis TX Office: Taylor, Carolyn Sue (Sue) RL Clergy Cell: 606 Oak Hollow Dr., Kerrville TX Office: Taylor, Cecil Carl (Carl) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Louise Taylor White Fawn Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Taylor, Ross Edmond (Ross) HN Honorably Located Cell: Beth Taylor 140 Bryker Dr., San Antonio TX Office: Teague, Jason Andrew (Jason) FE Burnet UMC Cell: (361) Jana Teague 301 E Graves St, Burnet TX Office: (512) Teeter, Rusty Lynn (Rusty) FE Wesley Foundation UT Austin Cell: (512) Nueces, Austin TX Office: (512) Thomas, Patsy A. (Pat) RL Clergy Cell: (512) Allendale Rd., Austin TX Office: (512) Thompson, Arthur Eugene (Gene) RE Clergy Cell: Martha Thompson 2293 Common St., Apt. 35, New Braunfels TX Office: Thompson, Blair McKay (Blair) HN Honorably Located Cell: (210) Maggie Sledge Legend Glen, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Thompson, Dennis Charles RE Clergy Cell: Graciela Thompson 1420 St. HWY 173 South, Bandera TX Office: Thomson, Michael Ray (Mike) PL Veribest / Paint Rock Cell: (325) Lisa Thomson 4201 Shefflera, San Angelo TX Office: Thornton, Adam Kristopher (Adam) PE Dripping Springs Cell: (512) Melanie Thornton PO Box 99, Dripping Springs TX Office: (512) Throckmorton, Jon Edward (Jet) RE Clergy Cell: (956) Austrian Pine, Harlingen TX Office: Tillinghast, Charles Jay (C.J.) FL Seguin: First UMC Cell: (210) Marie Hazzle Tillinghast 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX Office: Tognetti, Joseph (Joe) FE Lyford / Edcouch Cell: (210) Leigh Ann Tognetti PO Box H, Lyford TX Office: Tolbert, Judith Katherine (Judy) FE Leave of Absence Cell: James Tolbert PO Box 21, Eddy TX Office: (254) Tomlinson, Kristopher Jay (Kit) FD Llano: Lutie Watkins UMC Cell: (210) Leslie Ann Smith Tomlinson PO Box 397, Llano TX Office: (210) Tomlinson, Leslie Ann Smith FE Llano: Lutie Watkins UMC Cell: (210) Kristopher Jay Tomlinson PO Box 397, Llano TX Office: (325)

74 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 73 Toomire, Kyle Robert (Kyle) FE RTC New Church Start Cell: (512) Rachael Marie Toomire 5761 McNaughton, Kyle TX Office: (512) Torres, Elia T. (Elia) HN Honorably Located Cell: 8755 Pavilion Place, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Torres, Jose Arnulfo FE CC: El Buen Pastor Cell: (956) Martha Torres th St., Corpus Christi TX Office: Tovar, Alicia RE Clergy Cell: (830) Kathy Dr, Seguin TX Office: Toy, Johnny R. (Johnny) AM SAnt: Jacob's Chapel UMC Cell: (210) Marcia Huff Toy 406 S Polaris, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Trammell, Benjamin David OE SAnt: University UMC Cell: Hollie Trammell Salado Draw, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Traver, Pamela Kay (Pam) FD Hill Country Memorial Hospital Cell: (830) Randall Anthony Hilburn 204 Edgewood Drive, Fredericksburg TX Office: (830) Trawick, Jack David (David) FE SAnt: Northwest Hills UMC Cell: (210) Jill Trawick 7575 Tezel Rd., San Antonio TX Office: (210) Treude, William Paul (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: Betty Treude 2207 Hedgestone, Fredericksburg TX Office: Troll, Rhonda Gail (Rhonda) PL Nixon Cell: (210) Tom Troll PO Box 20, Nixon TX Office: Troy, Anna Katherine FD GBGM Cell: (830) Prince St., Laurinburg NC Office: Troy, John Stanley (Stan) RE Clergy Cell: (830) Vicky Stahl Troy 301 E Graves St, Burnet TX Office: Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Smith RH Clergy Cell: PO Box 392, Kingsley IA Office: Tucker, Jenny Cravey (Jenny) FE Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes Cell: (325) Kelly Tucker PO Box 1005, Buchanan Dam TX Office: Tumlinson, Jesse Donald (Don) RL Clergy Cell: (830) Barbara Tumlinson 209 Mulberry, Uvalde TX Office: (830) Tun, Samuel Tuyu RA Clergy Cell: PO Box 381, Weslaco TX Office: Tunnell, Olin Joseph (Olin) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Jessica Star PO Box 33215, San Antonio TX Office: Tuttle, Betty Allen (Betty) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Edward St, Refugio TX Office: Tyson, Andrew Knox (Andy) FE Medical Leave Cell: (830) Fm 1460 #5104, Georgetown TX Office: Underwood, Ralph L. (Ralph) RE Clergy Cell: 901 W. 9th St. #311, Austin TX Office: (512) Valenzuela, Julio C. FE Federal Bureau of Prisons Cell: (915) P.O. Box 1000, Anthony TX Office: Valle, Saul Israel (Saul) FE SAng: Bethel Cell: (956) Martha Alicia Valle PO Box 184, San Angelo TX Office: Valles, John Mendez (John) OE CC: Wesley Cell: (361) Anita Nelda Valles 3915 Gollihar, Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Valverde, Eradio (Eradio) FE Coastal Bend District Cell: (361) Maria Nellie Valverde 3510 Gollihar Rd., Corpus Christi TX Office: (361) Vazquez, Maribel FE El Paso: Emmanuel Cell: (787) P.O. Box 3185, El Paso TX Office: (915) Vazquez-Garza, Virgilio (Virgilio) FE Rio Texas Conference Cell: (210) Acacia Garcia-Vazquez Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX Office: (210) AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

75 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Vega, Abel RE Clergy Cell: 9931 Panther Bay, San Antonio TX Office: Vela, Antonio RE Clergy Cell: 2305 Alvacan St, Edinburg TX Office: Vela, Maria (Maria) PL Kenedy: El Buen Samaritano Cell: (830) Antonio Vela 501 Westgate, Seguin TX Office: (830) Vernone, Michelle Jacquelynn PE SAnt: Bethany Cell: 4102 Eisenhauer, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Villalpando-Stewart, Guadalupe T. FE SAnt: Northern Hills UMC Cell: Abel C Stewart 3703 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio TX Office: Villegas, George (Emerson) PL Rio Grande City: St. John's Cell: (210) N. FM 3167, Rio Grande City TX Office: (956) Vlk, Michael (Mike) PL Schertz UMC Cell: (210) Rachel Vlk 3460 Roy Richard Dr, Schertz TX Office: Vogt, Eric Wayne (Eric) FE Austin: Servant Church Cell: (512) Valerie Nagel Vogt 1709 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin TX Office: Vogt, Valerie Nagel (Valerie) FE Austin: Servant Church Cell: (714) Eric Wayne Vogt 1605 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin TX Office: (512) von Roeder-Kunkel, Marilyn Kay FE Leave of Absence Cell: (361) King Arthur, Victoria TX Office: Voss, Terrell Vauchan (Terry) RH Clergy Cell: 210 W Calle Maria Elena, Green Valley AZ Office: Waddle, Robert Charles (R.C.) FL Austin: Simpson UMC Cell: (979) Elisa Hood Waddle 1701 E. 12th St, Austin TX Office: Walden, Clay W. (Clay) FL Falfurrias/Premont Cell: 302 W. Allen, Falfurrias TX Office: Warren, Randall Fulton RE Clergy Cell: (210) Diane Warren Appaloosa Oaks, Selma TX Office: Washington, Maurice Billy HN Honorably Located Cell: (210) Mary Ann Stovall Washington 4718 Lavender Ln, San Antonio TX Office: (210) Watts, Billie (Billie) FE SAnt: Travis Park UMC Cell: (210) E Travis St, San Antonio TX Office: Weatherston, Janet Laurie (Janet) PL SAnt: Alamo Heights Cell: 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX Office: Weaver, Jerry Alden Grant (Jerry) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Celia Ann Weaver 251 Wellington Court, Austin TX Office: Weems, William Jonathan (Jon) OF Marble Falls UMC Cell: 1101 Bluebonnet Dr., Marble Falls TX Office: (830) Weidner, Cynthia Joanne (Cyndi) FL Robert Lee Cell: (210) James Dale Weidner PO Box 990, Robert Lee TX Office: (325) Weimer, Glenn Del (Glenn) RE Clergy Cell: Jackie E. Weimer 5310 Duvall Rd Apt 28B, Austin TX Office: Weise, Dale Wade (Dale) PL SAng: First UMC Cell: (325) Shelly Weise 2172 South Third Road, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Welborn, Ronal Coleman (Ron) AM Seguin: First UMC Cell: (830) Darlene Welborn 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX Office: (830) Welborn, Teresa Gayle (Teresa) FE Capital District Cell: (512) Paul Harper 1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 201a, Austin TX Office: (512) Wells, Bernice Benson (Bernice) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Dessau Rd #302, Pflugerville TX Office: Wells, Earl Ray (Ray) RE Clergy Cell: (325) Judith Ann Wells Montgomery Hwy, Highland Home AL Office:

76 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 75 Wells, Suzanne Swayze (Sue) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Munstead Trail, Frisco TX Office: West, Harry E. (Harry) RA Clergy Cell: 8230 Longhorn Ridge Drive, Converse TX Office: West, Richard Martin (Dick) RE Clergy Cell: (325) Merlene West 3300 Mount Vernon, Lago Vista TX Office: Westbrook, Carl Elliott (Carl) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Elizabeth B. Westbrook 413 Paisano Dr, Victoria TX Office: Weston, John Morris (John) RE Clergy Cell: Shirley R. Weston 412 Greenwood Hills Trl., Burnet TX Office: White, Billy Joe (Billy) RE Clergy Cell: Box 156, Three Rivers TX Office: White, David F. FE APTS Cell: 3208 Hemphill Park, Austin TX Office: (512) White, Earl Dale (Dale) FE Alice: First UMC Cell: (361) Anita Marie White 111 N. Adams, Alice TX Office: White, June M. (June) RE Clergy Cell: 334 Secret Valley Rd., Kerrville TX Office: White, Saundra Sue (Sue) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Bentway, San Antonio TX Office: White, Veda Glover (Veda) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Alexander Ross White PO Box 267, Refugio TX Office: (361) Whitehurst, Jeannette Brown (Jeannie) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Newbern H. Whitehurst 801 Skyline Drive, Spicewood TX Office: Whiteley, Paul G. (Paul) FL V: First UMC Cell: (361) Kristina A Whiteley 407 N. Bridge St., Victoria TX Office: Whites, Dayton Stanton (Stan) FE SAng: Sierra Vista UMC Cell: (361) Tina Whites 3205 Oak Mountain Trail, San Angelo TX Office: (325) Whiteside, Betty LY Beeville: Jones Chapel UMC Cell: (361) Tripoli Drive, Corpus Christi TX Office: Wicke, Jerimey Joshua (JJ) FE Weslaco: First UMC Cell: (956) Amy Wicke 520 S. Illinois, Weslaco TX Office: Wiemers, William Richard (Bill) RE Clergy Cell: Jane Smith Wiemers 100 Henry Duecker Rd., Fredericksburg TX Office: Wilder, Edwin Dudley (Ed) RE Clergy Cell: (512) Mellow Mdws Apt 11104, Austin TX Office: Wilkinson, Dennis OR Austin: Tarrytown UMC Cell: (214) Linda Wilkinson PO Box 5566, Austin TX Office: (512) Williams, Bob D. (Bob) RE Clergy Cell: Vi/Nancy Williams 7401 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin TX Office: Williams, James C. (J.C.) SY Nixon: Harris Chapel Cell: (361) Gloria Williams 313 Hyak Lane, Victoria TX Office: (830) Williams, James C. SY SAnt: Northern Hills UMC Cell: Merryl Williams 6731 Honey Ridge Ln, San Antonio TX Office: Williams, Martin Nicholes (Martin) RL Clergy Cell: (830) Wolters Ave., Schulenburg TX Office: Williams, Robert L. (Robert) RL Clergy Cell: Lillie Mae Williams PO Box 54, Placedo TX Office: (361) Williams, Robert Wayne (R. Wayne) RE Clergy Cell: Janice Williams 2810 Saratoga Dr., Austin TX Office: (512) Williams, Willie Mae (Willie Mae) PL LaGrange: St. James Cell: (979) Prairie St, Columbus TX Office: AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES

77 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL AGENCIES, MEMBERS, & CHURCHES Williamson, Kelli Lee (Kelli) FE Port Lavaca: First Cell: (361) N. San Antonio, Port Lavaca TX Office: Willis, Pedro Hinojosa RE Clergy Cell: PO Box 1624, Harlingen TX Office: Windbigler, Lula Joanne (Jodie) RE Clergy Cell: (432) John J. Windbigler 5701 Sage Bloom Drive, Arlington TX Office: Wolf, Frank Allen (Frank) RE Clergy Cell: Marian M. Wolf 100 Klonteska Trail, Brevard NC Office: (512) Woods, Vivian Lee (Vivian) FD NE Baptist & Mission Trail Hospital Cell: (361) Phillip Woods 3217 Casablanca, Corpus Christi TX Office: Woodson, Zettie Fennie FL V: Webster Chapel Cell: Joyce Woodson 1809 South Laurent, Victoria TX Office: (361) Wright, Elizabeth Ruth FE Edinburg: First UMC Cell: (512) PO Box 25, Edinburg TX Office: (956) Wright, James Knox (Jim) RH Clergy Cell: (979) Riverside Dr, New Braunfels TX Office: Wright, John Alexander (John) FE Hill Country District Cell: (512) Barbara Jean Ruth 222 Sidney Baker South Ste 528, Kerrville TX Office: Wyatt, James Keith (Keith) RE Clergy Cell: (361) Molly J. Wyatt 4721 Eckert Rd, Fredericksburg TX Office: Yanez, Moises RE Clergy Cell: 1221 E Clearview Dr, Casa Grande AZ Office: Yeaman, John F. (John) RE Clergy Cell: Wilmont Cove, Austin TX Office: Young, Larry Allen (Larry) FE Big Lake / Barnhart Cell: (210) Rebecca L. Young PO Box 894, Big Lake TX Office: (325) Young, Richard Alvin (Richard) FE Wimberley UMC Cell: (210) Ruth D. Young PO Box 737, Wimberley TX Office: (512) Yu, Samuel Chinghei RL Clergy Cell: Michele C. Yu 1517 Wagonwheel Rd, Garland TX Office: Zaiontz-Newcomer, Patricia Lee (Tricia) FE George West UMC Cell: (512) PO Box 418, George West TX Office: Zamora, Carlos L. AM Weslaco: La Santisima Trinidad Cell: (956) Roxana Zamora PO Box 782, Weslaco TX Office: (956) Zermeno, Adrienne Lynn PE Three Rivers UMC Cell: (512) Adrian Zermeno P.O. BOX 381, Three Rivers TX Office: Zirkel, Milford Randolph (Milford) RE Clergy Cell: (210) Jeannie G. Zirkel Hwy 16 N, Medina TX Office: (361)

78 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 77 2nd Rio Texas Annual Conference June 9th through June 12th, 2016 Minutes of the Daily Proceedings Thursday, June 9, 2016 Opening Service of Word and Table: The Rio Texas Annual conference gathered in the Selena Auditorium for the opening Service of Word and Table. Bishop Robert Schnase presided and preached. Friday June 10, 2016 Welcome & Opening Prayer: Call to Order: Bishop Robert Schnase presiding, Session called to order at 8:41 am He spoke on the roots of the conference meetings beginning in June of 1774, to confer together; now we are the conference, a group working together towards a common goal. Introductions: Rev. Mickey McCandless, Secretary Jay Brim, Chancellor Dalia Trevino, Executive Assistant to the Bishop Ralph Thompson and Sandra Nieto: Conference Lay Leaders Ruth Lopez, Associate Secretary MINUTES Bishop Schnase invited, Rev. Mickey McCandless, Conference Secretary, to assist in organizing the Conference. Rev. McCandless made the following motions: Establishing the Bar, Organization of the Conference and Adoption of the Agenda: Motion to establish the bar as the stage area and tables. Unanimous approval by raising of hands. Motion to adopt agenda as printed. Unanimous approval by raising of hands Motion to accept the errata and correction pages to the Pre Conference Reports be part of the material to be voted on by the Annual Conference. Unanimous approval by raising of hands Motion that all reports in the Pre-conference Report, which are For Information Only, be adopted and printed in the 2016 Conference Journal. Unanimous approved by raising of hands. Motion to approve the following persons to serve during the plenary sessions as Tellers: Rev. Sharon Stewart, Rev. Scott Bradford, Rev. Steven Fieldcamp, Rev. Rosemary Grattan, Rev. Richard Leggett, Rev. J. Paul Bruhn, Rev. Bill Duke, Rev. Jon Herrin, Rev. Larry McRorey, Rev, Lee Romero, Rev. Kimberly Burke, Rev. Christine Bistline, Rev. Stephen Sanders, Rev. Sam Hunnicutt, Rev. James Noble. Bishop s Message Bishop Schnase spoke on the issues surrounding the resignation of Mr. Jim Dorff. This report was decided on by the council of Bishops to share with the clergy, laity, etc., at Annual Conference so that one clear report would be given to minimize distorted views of the events that occurred. Standing Rules Committee Report: Bishop Schnase introduced Barbara Mobley, Chair of the Standing Rules Committee, to present the report. Mrs. Mobley placed the report before the Annual Conference for adoption with the following corrections: Rule 20, Remove the words, At least one printed copy of the Pre-Conference Report will be sent to every local church. Motion to accept the Standing Rules report as presented; motion passed. A video was shown highlighting the 20th anniversary of the order of Deacons. Bishop Schnase adjourned the session at 9:45 am. Clergy and laity Sessions The Clergy and Laity met separately at 10:00 am. The actions of the Clergy Session are contained in the Business of the Annual Conference, Section 4 of the 2016 Conference Journal.

79 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Second Plenary Session Bishop Schnase called the Conference to order at 1:50 pm. Board of Ordained Ministry Report: Bishop Schnase introduced Rev. Adam Knight, Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry, who introduced persons elected to: Provisional membership and to be commissioned as Provisional Elders in the Conference: Osvaldo Benitez, Robert Clark, Aaron Gonzalez, Glenn Luhrs, Amy McClung, John Meande, Walter Prescher, Rebekah Rochte, Bryan Rogers, Michelle Vernone, Adrienne Zermeno MINUTES Persons elected into full connection and to be ordained as Elders in the Conference: Juan Cantu, Jr., Wilson Pruitt, Elsa Ramirez, Joseph Tognetti, Maribel Vazquez, Billie Watts Persons elected into full connection and to be ordained as Deacons in the Conference: David Corna, Elizabeth Klar, Lisa Rush, Catherine Stone, Anna Troy Persons elected in associate membership and to be ordained as Associate Members of the Conference: Baldemar Barrera, Everett McCarley, Audrey Spencer Persons for Recognition of Orders: Ricardo Rubio Videos of Retiring Clergy presented Nominations Committee Preliminary Report Bishop Schnase introduced Rev. Virgilio Vazquez Garza, Assistant to the Episcopal Office, to present the preliminary report of the Nominations Committee. The report will be presented for vote on Sunday. Finance Table Preliminary Report Bishop Schnase introduced Mrs. Debbie Steinbach, Chair of the Finance Table, to present the Finance Table Reports 1-6 found in the Pre-Conference Report and the Errata. The reports will be presented for vote on Sunday. Rev. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, suggested that the Equitable Compensation Policy be presented for approval at Annual Conference on an annual basis. Committee will discuss and make the appropriate response on Sunday. Rev. Raquel Feagins, Chaplain, Methodist Healthcare Systems, asked if the members of the Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expenses come from the Nomination Committee or Finance Table. Committee will discuss this and make the appropriate response on Sunday. Rev. Edgar Avitia, Global Ministries, asked if it is appropriate to use the funds for the Hispanic Ministry Fund Grant for both clergy and laity. Since the funds are from the Rio Grande Conference Legacy fund, should these funds only be used for clergy? Rev. Jose Palos, clergy, Chair of the Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expenses, replied that these funds from the Rio Grande Conference, previously were used for laity engaged in ministry with Hispanic and Latinos. Rev. Grady Roe, Walnut UMC, asked how many total positions make up this amount in Report 2. Mrs. Steinbach replied that 10 positions were included in Report 2. Rev. Roe suggested that for next year, could you consider bringing back the youth director to the budget? Mr. Bill Cain, Northwest Hills UMC, Capital District, mentioned the dramatic drop of funds in the Board of Pensions budget. This issue will be addressed in the Board of Pensions report. Ms. Jeanette Pickard, Marble Falls UMC, Hill Country District, expressed concerns regarding Mt Wesley being in severe disrepair and why have funds gone down from 2015 to now and for the future? This will be addressed by the Board of Trustees. Videos of Retiring Clergy presented Bishop Schnase reported that Chancellor, Jay Brim, reviewed the membership of the Commission on Equitable Compensation as stated in the Discipline and this question needs to go back to the Nominations Committee. Board of Pensions & Health Benefits Preliminary Report Bishop Schnase introduced Mr. Gary Anderson, Austin: Tarrytown, Chair of the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. Mr. Anderson recognized the members of Board and expressed appreciation for their service. He explained that the health benefit plan

80 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 79 will not change for Mr. Bill Cain, Northwest Hills, asked why the pension apportionment dropped by $500,000. Bill Wyman reported that the Board re-evaluated the funding and the higher amount is simply not needed to fund the pension benefits. Joe Tognetti, Lyford/Edcouch, El Valle District, notes that the premiums are really high for young clergy and young families. The Board recognizes this problem and will be working on it. Videos of Retiring Clergy presented Board of Trustees Preliminary Report Bishop Schnase introduced Rev. Bill Knobles, Chair of the Board of Trustees. Rev. Knobles recognized all board members and expressed appreciation for their service. Rev. Knobles reports that all properties for which trustees are responsible have been identified, catalogued, inspected, photographed, etc., and have been transferred to the new conference (Rio Texas). Two sub committees have been organized to restore and enhance Mt. Wesley. The needs of the property have been assessed and goals have been set for upgrades and enhancements. Rev. Dean Fleming, Beeville UMC, asked a question regarding line on the report, urban area definition? Is it town population of 50,000 vs counties of 50,000? The board will review the report and respond. MINUTES Gene Tackett, FUMC Corpus Christi, District Church Location and Building Committee, asked a question regarding funds for Latinos/Hispanic ministries. Can some funds be set aside to improve the buildings of the previous Rio Grande Conference churches? Rev. Knobles replied that these needs should be brought to the attention of the District Strategy Teams and requests should go through District Superintendent s office. Videos of Retiring Clergy presented General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegates Report Bishop Schnase called on Mrs. Teresa Keese and Rev. Laura Merrill to report on the General Conference held May 10-20, 2016, in Portland, OR. Each delegate introduced themselves to the Annual Conference: Carol Loeb, Abigail Parker, Carl Rohlfs, Leslie Tomlinson, Teresa Welborn, Raquel Feagins, Ralph Thompson, Aislin Deviney, Minerva Briones, Ruben Saenz, Abel Vega, Austin Frederick, Jay Brim, Robert Lopez, Russell Miller, Edgar Avitia, Rick Mantooth, Tom Deviney, Larry Harrison, and Paul Escamilla. A few members were missing: Eradio Valverde, Cindy Johnson, Rachel Wright, Byrd Bonner, Michael Swetman, Sean Raybuck, Maria Ortegon, and Terrence Hayes. Videos of Retiring Clergy presented: Session adjourned at 4:45 pm with a closing prayer by Bishop Joel Martinez. Service of Remembrance The Conference gathered in Selena Auditorium for the Service of Remembrance. Bishop Robert Schnase presided and Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz preached. Members and visitors worshiped together, remembering and honoring those clergy and clergy spouses who have died since the last meeting of the Annual Conference. Saturday, June 11, 2106 Third Plenary Session Opening of session with song and prayer at 7:45 am. Bishop Robert Schnase called the Third Plenary Session to order at 8:00 am. Recognition of Retiring Clergy The Conference recognized clergy that were retiring and gave thanks for the ministry. Videos of retirement speeches were shown throughout the Annual Conference sessions. Teaching Session Bishop Robert Schnase led the conference in a teaching session entitled, Just Say Yes: Unleashing People for Ministry. A copy of the book was provided for each conference attendee.

81 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Workshops The members of the conference were invited to attend one of the 16 educational workshops. Following the workshops, the Conference adjourned for lunch. Fourth Plenary Session Opening of session with song and prayer at 1:55 pm. Bishop Schnase called the session to order at 2:00 pm opening with Scripture: Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. MINUTES Bishop Schnase called on Dr. Socorro de Andre, President of the Lydia Patterson Institute, who brought greetings to the Annual Conference. Rev. Mickey McCandless presented the Consent Agenda for Conference Action. Unanimous approval by raising of hands. Uniting Table Bishop Schnase recognized Sandra Nieto, Chairperson of the Uniting Table and Co-Conference Lay Leader, to present the Uniting Table Report. Mrs. Nieto asked the members of the Table to stand and thanked them for their work. Teaching Session Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz introduced Rev. Patrick Friday who led the conference in a teaching session entitled, Called to be in Mission Together. Mission Vitality Report Bishop Schnase called on Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz, Director of Connectional Ministries and Vitality Center, to present the Mission Vitality Report: Why is Church work so Difficult? Leadership Vitality Report Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman, Director of Leadership Vitality, presented the Leadership Vitality Report. Dr. Freeman asked the team members to please stand and be recognized for their service. Dr. Freeman announced the Scholarship Recipients of Rio Texas Conference: Albert and Nancy Wilson Scholarship Lacey Alan Nash, First UMC, Elgin Monica Marie Moreno, Windsong Christian Center, San Antonio Victoria Pepper Ayala, FUMC, Pflugerville Craven Wilson Scholarship Javier F. Careago, II, St. Mark s, McAllen General Board of Higher Education Merit Award Gricelda B. Careaga Outreach Vitality Report Mr. Abel Vega, Director of Outreach Vitality, presented the Outreach Vitality Report: Harnessing Diversity. Mr. Vega recognized the Uniting People Vision Team and thanked them for their work. Eugene Hileman: Disaster Response Two $100,000 grants were received from UMCOR to allow us to hire case managers in two different areas. We continue to need your support, not just your money, but teams to help work in the repair and fixing of homes within our conference; make plans in your church to help. Saul Pacheco: Justice for Our Neighbors The mission of JFON is expanding; JFON Austin is now hosting clinics at Smithville UMC and will soon be providing clinics in Georgetown. The work of JFON is empowering to our clients. Sandy Wilder: Mission Personnel Ms. Wilder introduced the seven people who said Yes to full-time ministry and mission from the Rio Texas Conference: Sonia Cruz, Judy Davis, Becky Harrell, Cindy Johnson, Calley Piland, Julie Smith, and Anna Troy.

82 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 81 Stacey Porter McAtee: Project Transformation 26 Young Adults participated in literacy enrichment camps in three conference churches in San Antonio and Boerne. Congregational Vitality Rev. Bob Allen, Director of Congregational and New Faith Community Vitality, presented the Congregational Vitality Report. Rev. Allen recognized the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team and thanked them for their service. Rev. Allen also recognized all the congregations that completed the revitalizing program. Children, youth and adult ministries Rev. Dr. Tanya Eustace has been named the new Assistant Director of Intergenerational Discipleship for the Rio Texas Conference. She was presented to the Conference and received with joy! Awards Seven churches received the One Matters Discipleship Award and were honored with a plaque and a $1,000 award. Liberty Hill UMC; Floresville UMC; Bastrop: FUMC; ElDorado: FUMC; Brownsville: Templo Emmanuel; George West UMC; Kerrville: FUMC. Each year the Conference seeks to honor one clergy person, one lay person, and one youth with the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. This year, the winners are: Natalie Fellows, Edna: First Mam Tee, Parker Lane Dawn Baird, Cimarron Praise MINUTES New Beginnings Servant Church, Capital District became a chartered church effective January 31, First UMC in Seguin: Clear Springs new plant in the Crossroads District. Leander UMC: New Wineskins, a Network of Faith Communities in the Leander area. Bishop Schnase led the conference in prayer for these new church start ministries. Kercida McClain: Child Initiative Mrs. McClain, Reo Texas Conference Children s Coordinator, gave a report on the BOLD new changes in children s ministry, to be about the business of children. Dr. Saenz introduced Rev. Dr. Tanya Eustace, Assistant Director of Intergenerational Discipleship, who greeted the conference and shared her vision for her ministry. Rev. Laura Merrill and Rev. Edgar Avitia, Episcopacy Committee, gave recognition of our four Episcopal Leaders. Bishops Schnase, Huie, and Martinez were asked to come forward to be presented with a gift and words of great appreciation for providing the support to the conference in our time of need. General Conference Dialogue Sessions will be held in Garrett Ballroom A, B, C, & D after the session is adjourned. Mr. Davis Covin; Austin: FUMC, asked for a point of privilege to express his feeling regarding the harm done to LGBT youth and children. Austin Fredrick, Methodist Healthcare Systems, presented Teresa Keese and Abel Vega with token of appreciation on behalf of the delegation members. Session was adjourned by Bishop Schnase at 5:09 pm. Sunday, June 12, 2016 Fifth Plenary Session Opening of Session at 7:55 am with song. Bishop Schnase called the session to order at 8:01 am. He invited Rev. Virgilio Vazquez-Garza to pray and present the Nominations Report. Rev. Virgilio Vazquez-Garza opened the session with prayer, especially for those affected by the crisis in Orlando, FL. Nominations Report: Conversations have addressed and resolved the issues with Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expense with a plan to move forward in the next year.

83 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Nominations from the floor: Rev. Martin Newmann; Yorktown/Runge, asked if we could we possibly include more people from the Crossroads District and perhaps include the Nomination Report in the Pre-Conference Journal. Rev. Cynthia Layton, El Valle District and secretary of the Uniting Table; asked why Sandra Nieto had been removed as chair of the Uniting Table; response from committee was that Mrs. Nieto was otherwise committed with work. Bishop Schnase responses, after discussion, that Sandra Nieto could be nominated to serve on the Uniting Table. Rev. Layton nominated Sandra Nieto and it was passed. MINUTES Robert Lopez, Crossroads District Superintendent, asked for point of clarification: can nominations be made from the floor once the session begins? Bishop replies that nominations from the floor could be made with 2/3 vote to suspend the standing rules. Rev. Lopez also clarified that there are Crossroads members that are actively participating but were listed under other districts and that corrections have been addressed with the nomination committee. Rev. Fernando Sanchez was nominated by John Feagins to replace Jose Palos on the Finance Table; votes show that the nomination from the floor does not carry so Jose Palos will remain. Rev. Sharon Stewart was nominated by James Amerson to replace Barbara Dyke on Church and Society: votes show that the nomination from the floor (count by raise of hand; by standing and then by teller) carries and Sharon Stewart s nomination passes. Rev. Jose Mercado was nominated by Rev. Raquel Feagins to replace Gini Christian for the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team; votes show that the nomination from the floor does not stand so Gini Christian will remain. Rev. Carl Rohlfs, Las Misiones District Superintendent, reminds everyone to remember the retired pastors in the back when counting. Abigail Briones Gutierrez was nominated by Rev. John Feagins to replace Ignacia Ballesteros on the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team; votes show the committee nominee stands and Ignacia Ballesteros will remain. Michele Segura was nominated by Rev. Stephen Sanders to replace Rev. Arnold Cavazos on the Board of Pensions & Health Benefits; vote shows that the Michele Segura nomination passes. Dr. Amy Perkins was nominated by James Amerson to replace Oscar Garza on the Finance Table: vote shows that Oscar Garza nomination will remain. Rev. Cynthia Layton makes a motion to suspend the rules so that Sandra Nieto may be added as an additional person to the Uniting Table; vote to suspend standing rule to add an additional person to the Uniting Table was unanimously approved. Nominating Committee Report was approved. Board of Pensions and Health Benefits Mr. Gary Anderson presented the report from the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits and asked that it be approved by the conference. Report 1: Past service rate of $648 per year of annuity credit; unanimously approved Report 2: Resolution Relating to Housing Allowance for Clergy, unanimously approved Board of Trustees Report Rev. Bill Knobles, Board of Trustees President, presented the report from the Board of Trustees. Corrections were noted on Report III to correct the Discipline paragraph number on line 25 and to correct line 43 from city and town to county. Rev. Knobles asks that Report II and Report III be considered for approval. Rev. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, makes a motion to amend Report III; Page 47: Delete text from has established on line 25 through the discipline now on line 39 so that the introduction would read: The 2012 Book of Discipline (the Discipline ) (2549, 212) requires that when a church in an urban area is discontinued and the property abandoned and sold, that the funds derived from the sale of that property be set aside for use in support of vital urban ministry according to the urban ministry strategic plan of the Annual Conference. Page 48: Delete the Example which is on page 48, line 49 through page 49, line 3. Page 49: lines 7, 8, 10, and 12 would begin with the word include ; delete the word identifies at the beginning of each line and replace with the word includes. Motion was seconded and Dr. Ruben Saenz acknowledges his approval of the amendment. Jason Fry; CC: Grace, Coastal Bend District, asked for clarification on the first recommendation.

84 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 83 Rev. Sharon Freeto, Harlandale UMC, Los Misiones District; speaks in favor of the amendment. Support to call the question passed; amendment approved; Adoption of the Trustees Report, as amended, was unanimously approved. Financial Table Mrs. Debbie Steinbach presented the Finance Table Report for approval. Report I; Unforeseen Financial Situations, motion to adopt; motion passes unanimously Report II; District Superintendent / Cabinet Level support, motion to adopt; motion passes unanimously Report III; Grant Policy for Hispanic Ministries, motion to adopt; motion passes unanimously Rev. Raquel Feagins, clergy; asks that the report be tabled. Legacy pastors and legacy churches will lose funds. Bishop responds that since the report has already been voted on and approved the request by Rev. Feagins is out of order. Jeremiah Gutierrez, El Divino Redentor, El Valle District, ask for clarification; Report IV is being discussed but Report III was up for vote. Bishop Schnase acknowledges the error and Mrs. Steinbach presents Report III; Minimum Clergy Support for approval, motion passes unanimously. MINUTES Report IV; Grant Policy for Hispanic Ministries; motion to adopt; Rev. Raquel Feagins, Las Misiones District, makes a motion to send Report IV back to Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expense to study this issue; legacy pastors need to be involved in the decisions to spend the $650,000. Rev. Robert Lopez, District Superintendent, Cabinet Liaison to Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expense, speaks against the motion sharing that the funds are for initiation of Hispanic ministry. Rev. Jose Palos, retired clergy, chair of Commission on Equitable Compensation and Moving Expense; speaks against the referral. The Commission wants to move on, utilizing the funds, not to exclude, but to include; to do more. Rev. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, speaks for the referral. Fernando Sanchez, SAnt: Principe de Paz; asks for clarification - according to page 22, line 29, funds are designated for use along the US/Mexico borders. Rev Jose Palos, clergy, responds to question; support is not limited to just the border; also to include development of new communities where there is a significant growth in the Hispanic/Latino population (line 30-31). Rev. Jason Fry; CC: Grace, Coastal Bend, makes a motion to call the question; motion approved. Motion made by Raquel Feagins to refer the report back to the Commission, is not approved after vote by raising of hands. Report IV; Grant Policy for Hispanic Ministries; motion to adopt; motion passes unanimously. Report V: Proposed Budget for 2017; motion to adopt; motion passes unanimously. United Methodist Women Terry Schoenert and Lillie Williams, Las Misiones District, ask for a point of personal privilege. Terry and Lillie read a statement of support for the work of Texas Impact in partnership with United Methodist Women. Ms. Lynnell Lowry and her daughter, Caitlin, Los Misiones District, ask for a point of personal privilege. They offered a word of apology to the gentleman (Davis Covin) that spoke yesterday afternoon and challenges the church to show Christ s love. Committee on Resolutions and Courtesies Sandra Nieto and Ralph Thompson, Conference Co-Lay Leaders, expressed thanks to Bishops, committees/teams, clergy, laity, conference staff, and all who made this conference possible. Fixing of Appointments Bishop Schnase sends forth all those who have begun their ministerial journey at a new church as well as those who continue to walk

85 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL with their church. Bishop Schnase adjourned the session and the conference moved to worship at 9:33 am. Service of Commissioning and Ordination At 10:30 am the Rio Texas Conference gathered in Selena Auditorium for the Service of Commissioning and Ordination. Bishop Robert Schnase presided and Bishop Janice Huie preached. MINUTES 2da Conferencia Anual Río Texas 9 al 12 de junio, 2016 Actas de los Procedimientos Diarios Jueves, 09 de junio de 2016 Servicio de Apertura de Palabra y Mesa: La Conferencia Anual Río Texas se reunió en el Auditorio Selena para el Servicio de Apertura de Palabra y Mesa. El Obispo Robert Schnase presidió y predicó. Viernes, 10 de junio de 2016 Oración de Bienvenida y Apertura: Llamamiento a orden: El Obispo Roberto Schnase, Presidente, llamó la sesión a orden a las 8:41 a.m. Habló de las raíces de las reuniones de la Conferencia a conferirse a partir de junio de Ahora somos la Conferencia, un grupo trabajando juntos hacia un objetivo común. Introducciones: El Rdo. Mickey McCandless, Secretario Jay Brim, Canciller Dalia Treviño, Asistente Ejecutiva del Obispo Ralph Thompson y Sandra Nieto: Líderes Laicos de la Conferencia Ruth López, Secretaria Asociada El Obispo Schnase invitó al Rdo. Mickey McCandless, Secretario de la Conferencia, para ayudar en la organización de la Conferencia. El Rdo. McCandless hizo las siguientes propuestas: Establecimiento de la Barra, organización de la Conferencia y adopción de la Agenda: Moción para establecer la barra como el área de la plataforma y mesas. Aprobación unánime por levantar de manos. Moción para aprobar el programa ya impreso. Unánime aprobación por levantar de manos. Moción para aceptar las erratas y páginas de corrección a los informes de la Pre-Conferencia a ser parte del material por ser votado por la Conferencia Anual. Unánime aprobación por levantar de manos. Moción que todos los informes en el Informe de la Pre-Conferencia, que son Sólo para Información, se adoptaran e impresos en el Diario de la Conferencia de Unánime aprobada por levantar de manos. Moción para aprobar las siguientes personas para servir en las sesiones plenarias como Contadores: la Rda. Sharon Stewart, el Rdo. Scott Bradford, el Rdo. Steven Fieldcamp, la Rda. Rosemary Grattan, el Rdo. Richard Leggett, el Rdo. J. Paul Bruhn, el Rdo. Bill Duke, el Rdo. Jon Herrin, el Rdo. Larry McRorey, el Rdo. Lee Romero, el Rdo. Kimberly Burke, la Rda. Christine Bistline, el Rdo. Stephen Sanders, el Rdo. Sam Hunnicutt y el Rdo. James Noble. Mensaje del Obispo El Obispo Schnase habló sobre las cuestiones relacionadas con la resignación del Sr. Jim Dorff. Este informe se decidió en el Consejo de Obispos para compartir con el clero, los laicos, etc., en la Conferencia Anual para que se diera un informe claro para minimizar vistas distorsionadas de los eventos ocurridos. Informe de la Comisión de Reglas: El Obispo Schnase presentó a Barbara Mobley, Presidente del Comité de Reglas Permanentes, para presentar el informe. La Sra. Mobley puso el informe ante la Conferencia para su adopción con las siguientes correcciones: Regla 20, quitar las palabras, se enviará al menos una copia impresa del Informe de Pre-Conferencia a cada iglesia local. Moción para aceptar el informe de Reglas Permanentes, tal como se presenta; la moción pasó.

86 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 85 Se proyectó un vídeo destacando el 20avo aniversario del Orden de Diáconos. El Obispo Schnase suspendió la sesión a las 9:45 a.m. Sesiones del Clero y Laicos El Clero y los Laicos se reunieron por separado a las 10:00 a.m. Las acciones de la sesión del Clero están incluidas en el Negocio de la Conferencia Anual, sección 4 del Informe de la Conferencia de Segunda Sesión Plenaria El Obispo Schnase llamó a orden a la Conferencia a las 1:50 p.m. Informe de la Junta de Ministerio Ordenado: El Obispo Schnase presentó al Rdo. Adam Knight, Presidente de la Junta de Ministerio Ordenado, quien presentó a las personas elegidas para membresía Provisional y ser comisionadas como Presbíteros Provisionales de la Conferencia: Osvaldo Benitez, Robert Clark, Aarón González, Glenn Luhrs, Amy McClung, John Meande, Walter Prescher, Rebeca Rochte, Bryan Rogers, Michelle Vernone y Adrienne Zermeno. Personas elegidas a plena conexión y a ser ordenados como Presbíteros en la Conferencia: Juán Cantú, Jr., Wilson Pruitt, Elsa Ramírez, José Tognetti, Maribel Vázquez, Billie Watts MINUTES Personas elegidas a plena conexión completa y a ser ordenados como Diáconos en la Conferencia: David Corna, Elizabeth Klar, Rush Lisa, Catherine Stone, Anna Troy Personas elegidas a Membresía Asociada y ser ordenados como Miembros Asociados de la Conferencia: Baldemar Barrera, Everett McCarley, Audrey Spencer Persona electo a Reconocimiento de Órdenes: Ricardo Rubio Se presentaron Videos de cleros jubilados Informe preliminar del Comité de Nominaciones El Obispo Schnase presentó al Rdo. Virgilio Vázquez Garza, Asistente de la Oficina Episcopal, para presentar el informe preliminar del Comité de Nominaciones. El informe se presentará para votación el domingo. Informe preliminar de la Mesa de Finanzas El Obispo Schnase presentó la Sra. Debbie Steinbach, Presidente de la Mesa de Finanzas para que presentara los informes de la Mesa de Finanzas 1 al 6 que se encuentra en el informe Pre-Conferencia y las Erratas. Los informes se presentarán para votación el domingo. El Rdo. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, sugirió que la política de Compensación Equitativa sea presentada para aprobación ante la Conferencia Anual a base anual. El comité lo dialogará y dará la apropiada respuesta el domingo. La Rda. Raquel Feagins, Capellán, Methodist Healthcare Systems, preguntó si los miembros de la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gastos de Mudanza provienen del Comité de Nominaciones o de la Mesa de Finanzas. El comité lo dialogará y hará la apropiada respuesta el domingo. El Rdo. Edgar Avitia, Ministerios Globales, pregunta si es apropiado utilizar los fondos para la subvención de fondos para ambos el clero y laicos del fondo de Ministerios Hispanos. Puesto que los fondos son del fondo de legado de Conferencia Río Grande, Deben estos fondos ser utilizados para el clero? El Rdo. José Palos, clero jubilado, Presidente de la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gastos de Mudanza, respondió que los fondos de la Conferencia Río Grande anteriormente se utilizaban para laicos comprometidos en el Ministerio con hispanos y latinos. El Rdo. Grady Roe, Walnut UMC, preguntó cuántas posiciones total conforman con esta cantidad en el informe 2. La Sra. Steinbach respondió que 10 posiciones se incluyeron en el informe 2. El Rdo. Roe sugirió que para el próximo año, Se podría considerar incluir de nuevo al director de la juventud en el presupuesto? El Sr. Bill Cain, Northwest Hills UMC, Distrito Capital, mencionó la caída drástica de los fondos en el presupuesto de la Junta de Pensiones. Este tema será abordado en el informe de la Junta de Pensiones. La Sra. Jeanette Pickard, Marble Falls UMC, Distrito Hill Country, expresó su preocupación sobre el grave deterioro de Mt. Wesley y Por qué han decaído los fondos de 2015 hasta hoy y en el futuro? Esto se resolverá por la Junta de Síndicos y presentado en su informe.

87 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Se presentaron Videos de cleros jubilados El Obispo Schnase informó que el Canciller, Jay Brim, examinó la calidad de miembros de la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa como se indica en la Disciplina e indicó que esta pregunta necesita ser devuelta al Comité de Nominaciones. Junta de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud: informe preliminar El Obispo Schnase presentó el Sr. Gary Anderson, Austin: Tarrytown, Presidente de la Junta de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud. El Sr. Anderson reconoce a los miembros de la Junta y expresó su agradecimiento por su servicio. Explicó que el plan de prestaciones de salud no va a cambiar para MINUTES El Sr. Bill Cain, Northwest Hills, preguntó por qué cayó el prorrateo de Pensiones por la cantidad de $ Bill Wyman informó que la Junta volverá a evaluar la financiación y la cantidad más alta simplemente no es necesario para financiar la pensión. Joe Tognetti, Lyford/Edcouch, Distrito de El Valle, notas que las primas son muy altas para el clero joven y familias jóvenes. La Junta reconoce este problema y va a trabajar en él. Se presentaron Videos de cleros jubilados Informe Preliminar de la Junta de Síndicos El Obispo Schnase presentó al Rdo. Bill Knobles, Presidente de la Junta de Síndicos. El Rdo. Knobles reconoció todos los miembros de la Junta y expresó su agradecimiento por su servicio. El Rdo. Knobles informa que todas las propiedades por los cuales los Síndicos son responsables han sido identificadas, catalogadas, examinadas, fotografiadas, etc. y han sido transferidas a la nueva Conferencia (Rio Texas). Dos sub-comités se han organizado para restaurar y mejorar a Mt. Wesley. Se han evaluado las necesidades de la propiedad y se han fijado metas para las mejoras. El Decano Rdo. Fleming, Beeville UMC, hizo una pregunta con respecto a las líneas 43 y 44 en el informe, Cuál es la definición de área urbana? Es la población de los pueblos de o de condados de población de ? La Junta revisará el informe y responderá. Gene Tackett, FUMC Corpus Christi, Comité de Construcción e Ubicación de Iglesia de Distrito, hizo una pregunta con respecto a los fondos de Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos. Se podrían establecer algunos fondos para mejorar los edificios de las iglesias anteriores de la Conferencia Río Grande? El Rdo. Knobles respondió que estas necesidades se deben traer a la atención de los Equipos de Estrategia del Distrito y las solicitudes deben pasar por la oficina del Superintendente de Distrito. Se presentaron Videos de cleros jubilados Informe de los delegados de la Conferencia General y jurisdiccionales El Obispo Schnase llama a la Sra. Teresa Keese y a la Rda. Laura Merrill a informar sobre la Conferencia General celebrada el 10 al 20 de mayo de 2016, en Portland, OR. Cada delegado se presentó a sí mismo a la Conferencia Anual: Carol Loeb, Abigail Parker, Carl Rohlfs, Leslie Tomlinson, Teresa Welborn, Raquel Feagins, Ralph Thompson, Aislin Deviney, Minerva Briones, Rubén Sáenz, Abel Vega, Austin Frederick, Jay Brim, Roberto López, Russell Miller, Edgar Avitia, Rick Mantooth, Tom Deviney, Larry Harrison y Paul Escamilla. Faltaron algunos miembros: Eradio Valverde, Cindy Johnson, Rachel Wright, Byrd Bonner, Michael Swetman, Sean Raybuck, Maria Ortegón y Terrence Hayes. Se presentaron Videos de cleros jubilados La Sesión se cerró a las 4:45 p.m. con una oración por el Obispo Joel Martínez. Servicio Memorial La Conferencia se reunió en el Auditorio Selena para el Servicio Memorial. El Obispo Robert Schnase presidió y predicó el Rdo. Dr. Rubén Sáenz. Miembros y visitantes adoraron juntos, recordando y honrando a aquellos clérigos y esposas del clero que han muerto desde la última reunión de la Conferencia Anual. Viernes, 11 de junio de 2106 Tercera Sesión Plenaria Apertura de la sesión con canto y oración a las 7:45 a.m. El Obispo Robert Schnase llamó la tercera sesión plenaria a orden a las 8:00 a.m.

88 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 87 Reconocimiento de Jubilación de Cleros La Conferencia reconoció al clero que se jubila y dio gracias por su Ministerio. Videos de discursos de jubilación fueron demostrados a lo largo de las sesiones de la Conferencia Anual. Sesión de enseñanza El Obispo Robert Schnase condujo a la Conferencia en una sesión de enseñanza titulada Digamos Sí: Liberando Personas para el Ministerio. Se proporcionó una copia del libro a cada congregante. Talleres Los miembros de la Conferencia fueron invitados a asistir a uno de los 16 talleres educacionales. Después de los talleres, la Conferencia se cerró para la comida. Cuarta Sesión Plenaria Apertura de la sesión con canto y oración a la 1:55 p.m. El Obispo Schnase llamó la reunión a orden a las 2:00 p.m., abriendo con la escritura de Romanos 12,2 No os conforméis a este siglo, sino transformaos mediante la renovación de vuestra mente, para poder discernir cuál es la voluntad de Dios, buena, aceptable y perfecta. MINUTES El Obispo Schnase llamó a la Dra. Socorro de Andre, Presidente del Instituto Lydia Patterson, quien trajo saludos a la Conferencia Anual. El Rdo. Mickey McCandless presentó la Agenda convenida por acción de la Conferencia. Aprobación fue unánime por levantar de manos. Mesa Unida El Obispo Schnase reconoce a Sandra Nieto, Presidente de la Mesa Unida y Co-Líder de Conferencia, para presentar el informe de la Mesa Unida. La Sra. Nieto pidió a los miembros de la Mesa a estar de pie y les agradeció su trabajo. Sesión de Enseñanza El Rdo. Dr. Rubén Sáenz presentó al Rdo. Patrick Friday quien dirigió a la Conferencia en una sesión de enseñanza titulada, Llamados a Misión Unidos. Informe de la Misión de Vitalidad El Obispo Schnase llamó al Rdo. Dr. Rubén Sáenz, Director de Ministerios Conexionales y Centro de Vitalidad, para presentar el informe de la Vitalidad de la Misión: Por qué es tan difícil la obra de la Iglesia? Informe de liderazgo vitalidad El Rdo. Dr. Marcus Freeman, Director de Liderazgo Vitalidad, presentó el informe de Vitalidad de Liderazgo. El Dr. Freeman pidió a los miembros del equipo a estar de pie y ser reconocidos por su servicio. El Dr. Freeman anunció los recipientes de la beca de la Conferencia Río Texas: Beca de Albert y Nancy Wilson Lacey Alan Nash, First UMC, Elgin Mónica María Moreno, Centro Cristiano Windsong, San Antonio Victoria Pepper Ayala, FUMC, Pflugerville Beca de Craven Wilson Javier F. Careago, II, San Marcos, McAllen Concilio General de Educación Superior, Premio de Mérito Griselda B. Careaga Informe de Vitalidad de Alcance El Sr. Abel Vega, Director de Vitalidad de Alcance, presentó el informe de Vitalidad de Alcance: Aprovechando la Diversidad. El Sr. Vega reconoció al Equipo de Visión de Unir Pueblos y les agradeció su trabajo. Respuesta al Desastre: Eugene Hileman Dos becas de $ se recibieron de UMCOR para permitirnos contratar administradores de casos en dos zonas diferentes. Seguimos necesitando su apoyo, no sólo su dinero, sino equipos para trabajar en la reparación de hogares dentro de nuestra Conferencia; se pide hagan planes en su iglesia para ayudar. Saúl Pacheco: Justicia para Nuestros Vecinos

89 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL La misión de JFON está en expansión; JFON Austin ahora aloja clínicas en Smithville UMC y pronto proveerá clínicas en Georgetown. El trabajo de JFON es potenciar a nuestros clientes. Sandy Wilder: Personal de la Misión La Sra. Wilder presentó a las siete personas que dijeron Sí al Ministerio a tiempo completo y a la misión de la Conferencia Río Texas: Sonia Cruz, Judy Davis, Becky Harrell, Cindy Johnson, Calley Piland, Julie Smith y Anna Troy. Stacey Porter McAtee: Proyecto Transformación 26 jóvenes adultos participaron en campamentos de enriquecimiento de alfabetización en tres iglesias de la Conferencia en San Antonio y Boerne. MINUTES Vitalidad Congregacional El Rdo. Bob Allen, Director de Congregación y Nueva Vitalidad de la Comunidad de Fe, presentó el informe de Vitalidad Congregacional. El Rdo. Allen reconoció el Equipo de Visión de Vitalidad de Congregaciones y les agradeció su servicio. El Rdo. Allen también reconoció a todas las congregaciones que completaron el programa de revitalización. Ministerios Niños, Jóvenes y Adultos La Rda. Dr. Tanya Eustace ha sido nombrada como nueva Directora Asistente de Discipulado Intergeneracional de la Conferencia Río Texas. Ella fue presentada a la Conferencia y se recibió con gozo! Premios Siete iglesias recibieron el Premio de Discipulado Uno Importa y fueron honradas con una placa y un premio de $ Liberty Hill UMC; Floresville UMC; Bastrop: FUMC; El Dorado: FUMC; Brownsville: Templo Emmanuel; George West UMC; Kerrville: FUMC. Cada año la Conferencia honra a una persona del clero, una persona laica y un(a) joven con el Premio de Evangelismo Harry Denman. Este año, los ganadores son: Natalie Fellows, Edna: First Mam T, Parker Lane Dawn Baird, Cimarron Praise Nuevos Comienzos Servant Church, Distrito de la Capital se convirtió en una iglesia oficial, eficaz el 31 de enero de First UMC en Seguin: Clear Springs, nueva planta en el Distrito Crossroads. Leander UMC: Odres Nuevos, un Network of Faith Communities en el área de Leander. El Obispo Schnase condujo la Conferencia en oración para estos nuevos Ministerios de Inicios de Iglesia. Kercida McClain: Iniciativa del Niño La Sra. McClain, Coordinadora de Niños de la Conferencia Río Texas, dio un informe sobre los audaces cambios en el Ministerio de Niños, que se trata del negocio de los niños. El Dr. Sáenz presentó a la Rda. Dr. Tanya Eustace, Subdirectora de Discipulado Intergeneracional, quien saludó a la Conferencia y compartió su visión para su Ministerio. La Rda. Laura Merrill y el Rdo. Edgar Avitia, Comité del Episcopado, dieron reconocimiento de nuestros cuatro líderes episcopales. A los Obispos Schnase, Huie y Martínez se les presentó con un regalo y palabras de gran aprecio por el apoyo a la Conferencia en nuestro tiempo de necesidad. Sesiones de Diálogo de la Conferencia General se celebrarán en el Garrett Ballroom A, B, C y D después que la sesión se cierre. El Sr. Davis Covin; Austin: FUMC, pidió un punto de privilegio para expresar sus sentimientos sobre el daño hecho a los niños y los jóvenes LGBT. Austin Fredrick, Methodist Healthcare Systems, presentó a Teresa Keese y Abel Vega con un detalle aprecio en nombre de los miembros de la delegación. La sesión se cerró por el Obispo Schnase a las 5:09 p.m. Domingo, 12 de junio de 2016

90 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 89 Quinta sesión plenaria Apertura del período de sesiones a las 7:55 a.m. con canto. El Obispo Schnase llamó la reunión a orden a las 8:01 a.m. Invitó al Rdo. Virgilio Vázquez-Garza a orar y presentar el informe de candidaturas. El Rdo. Virgilio Vázquez-Garza abrió la sesión con oración, especialmente para los afectados por la crisis en Orlando, FL. Informe de Nominaciones: Conversaciones han sido dirigidas y resueltas respecto a las cuestiones de la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gasto de Mudanza con un plan para avanzar en el próximo año. Nominaciones del piso: El Rdo. Martin Newmann; Yorktown/Runge, preguntó si podríamos posiblemente incluir más personas del Distrito Crossroads y tal vez incluir el informe de nombramientos en el Diario de la Pre-Conferencia. La Rda. Cynthia Layton, Distrito El Valle y Secretaria de la Mesa Unida; preguntó por qué había sido quitada a Sandra Nieto como Presidente de la Mesa Unida; respuesta del Comité fue que la Sra. Nieto estaba de otras maneras comprometida con trabajo. El Obispo Schnase responde, después de la discusión, Sandra Nieto podría ser nominada para servir en la Mesa Unida. El Rdo. Layton nombró a Sandra Nieto y fue aprobada. MINUTES Roberto López, Superintendente de Crossroads, pidió punto de clarificación: Pueden hacerse nominaciones desde el piso una vez que comienza la sesión? El Obispo responde que nominaciones desde el piso podrían hacerse con un voto de 2/3 para suspender las reglas establecidas. El Rdo. López aclaró también que hay miembros de Crossroads que participan activamente en otros distritos y que las correcciones se han abordado con el Comité de Nominaciones. El Rdo. Fernando Sánchez fue nombrado por John Feagins para reemplazar a José Palos en la Mesa de Finanzas; votos demuestran que el nombramiento del piso no pasa, por lo tanto José Palos seguirá siendo miembro. La Rda. Sharon Stewart fue nominada por James Amerson para reemplazar a Barbara Dyke en Iglesia y Sociedad: mostrar que la nominación pasa del piso (fue cuenta por demuestra de manos, poniéndose de pie y luego por el contador) y el nombramiento de Sharon Stewart pasa. El Rdo. José Mercado fue nominado por la Rda. Raquel Feagins para reemplazar a Gini Christian en el Equipo de Visión Vitalizante de Congregaciones; los votos demuestran que el nombramiento del piso no pasa, así que Gini Christian permanecerá. El Rdo. Carl Rohlfs, Superintendente de Las Misiones, insta a todo el mundo a recordar a los pastores jubilados que se encuentran en la parte posterior de la sala cuando se haga cuenta. Abigail Briones Gutiérrez fue nombrada por el Rdo. John Feagins para reemplazar a Ignacia Ballesteros en el Equipo de Visión Vitalizante de Congregaciones; los votos muestran que el candidato del Comité sigue siendo e Ignacia Ballesteros se queda. Michele Segura fue nombrada por el Rdo. Stephen Sanders para reemplazar a Arnold Cavazos en la Junta de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud; el voto demuestra que el nombramiento de Michele Segura pasa. La Dra. Amy Perkins fue nombrada por James Amerson para reemplazar a Oscar Garza en la Mesa de Finanzas: la votación muestra que la nominación de Oscar Garza seguirá siendo. La Rda. Cynthia Layton hace una moción para suspender las reglas para que Sandra Nieto se pueda agregar como una persona adicional a la Mesa Unida; el voto para suspender la regla permanente para agregar a otra persona a la Mesa Unida fue aprobada por unanimidad. Fue aprobado el informe del Comité el Nominaciones. Junta de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud El Sr. Gary Anderson presentó el Informe de la Junta de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud y pidió que fueran aprobadas por la Conferencia. Informe 1: La tasa de servicio pasado de $648 por año del crédito de anualidad fue aprobada por unanimidad. Informe 2: Resolución referente al Subsidio de Vivienda para Cleros Jubilados fue aprobada por unanimidad. Informe de la Junta Directiva El Rdo. Bill Knobles, Presidente de la Junta de Síndicos, presentó el Informe de la Junta de Síndicos. Correcciones fueron observadas en el Informe III para corregir el número del párrafo de la Disciplina en la línea 25 y corregir la línea 43 de la ciudad y pueblo a condado.

91 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL El Rdo. Knobles pide considerar los Informes II y III del informe para aprobación. MINUTES El Rdo. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, hace una moción para modificar el Informe III; Página 47: Borrar texto ha establecido en línea 25 hasta el de la Disciplina ahora en la línea 39, para que la introducción lea: el Libro de Disciplina 2012 (la Disciplina ) (2549, 212) requiere que cuando se cierre una iglesia en una zona urbana y la propiedad sea abandonada y vendida, que los fondos derivados de la venta de esa propiedad se establezcan a un lado para el uso en apoyo de ministerio urbano vital según el Plan Estratégico de Ministerio Urbano de la Conferencia Anual. página 48: Eliminar el ejemplo que está en la página 48, línea 49 hasta la página 49, línea 3. Página 49: líneas 7, 8, 10 y 12 comenzarían con la palabra incluye ; eliminar la palabra identifica al principio de cada línea y reemplazar con la palabra incluye. La moción fue secundada y el Dr. Rubén Sáenz reconoce su aprobación de la enmienda. Jason Fry; CC: Gracia, Distrito Coastal Bend, pide aclaraciones sobre la primera recomendación. La Rda. Sharon Freeto, Harlandale UMC, Distrito Las Misiones; habla a favor de la enmienda. Propuesta para suspender preguntas pasó; la enmienda fue aprobada; Aprobación del Informe de Síndicos, según enmendado y fue aprobado por unanimidad. Mesa de Finanzas La Sra. Debbie Steinbach presentó el informe de la Mesa de Finanzas para su aprobación. Informe I; Situaciones Financieras Imprevistas, moción para adoptar; moción pasa por unanimidad. Informe II; Superintendente de Distrito / apoyo a nivel de Gabinete, moción para adoptar; moción pasa por unanimidad. Informe III; Política de Subvención para Ministerios Hispanos, moción para adoptar; moción pasa por unanimidad. La Rda. Raquel Feagins, clero; pide que el informe sea asentado. Antiguos pastores e iglesias legadas perderán fondos. El Obispo responde que, puesto que el informe ya ha sido votado y aprobado, la petición propuesta por el Rdo. Feagins está fuera de orden. Jeremiah Gutiérrez, El Divino Redentor, Distrito El Valle, pide aclaraciones; Informe IV se discute pero el Informe III estaba bajo votación. El Obispo Schnase reconoce el error y la Sra. Steinbach presenta el Informe III; Mínimo Apoyo del Clero, para aprobación; la moción pasa por unanimidad. Informe IV; Política de Concesión de Ministerios Hispanos; moción para que sea adoptada; La Rda. Raquel Feagins, Distrito Las Misiones, hace una moción para enviar el Informe IV de vuelta a la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gastos de Mudanza para estudio de este tema; pastores legados necesitan involucrarse en las decisiones para gastar los $ El Rdo. Robert López, Superintendente de Distrito, Enlace de Gabinete a la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gastos de Mudanza, habla contra la moción aclarando que los fondos son para la iniciación del Ministerios Hispanos. El Rdo. José Palos, clero jubilado, Presidente de la Comisión de Compensación Equitativa y Gastos de Mudanza; habla contra la remisión. Dice que la Comisión quiere avanzar, utilizando los fondos, no para excluir, sino para incluir; para hacer más. El Rdo. John Feagins, SAnt: La Trinidad, habla en favor de la remisión. Fernando Sánchez, SAnt: Príncipe de Paz; pide clarificación - Según la página 22, línea 29, los fondos son designados para uso a lo largo de los Estados Unidos y la frontera de México. El Rdo. José Palos, clero, responde a la pregunta; el apoyo no se limita a la frontera; también es para el desarrollo de nuevas comunidades donde hay un crecimiento significativo en la población de hispanos y latinos (línea 30-31). El Rdo. Jason Fry; CC: Grace, Coastal Bend, hace una moción para suspender preguntas; la moción fue aprobada. Moción por Raquel Feagins para devolver el Informe a la Comisión, no es aprobada después de la votación por levantar de manos. Informe IV; Política de Concesión de Ministerios Hispanos; moción para adoptar; moción pasa por unanimidad. Informe V: presupuesto para 2017; moción para adoptar; moción pasa por unanimidad. Mujeres Metodistas Unidas

92 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 91 Terry Schoenert y Lillie Williams, Distrito Las Misiones, piden un punto de privilegio personal. Terry y Lillie leyeron una declaración de apoyo a la labor de Texas Impact en colaboración con las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas. La Sra. Lynnell Lowry y su hija, Caitlin, Distrito Las Misiones, solicitan un punto de privilegio personal. Ofrecieron una palabra de disculpa al caballero (Davis Covin) que habló el ayer por la tarde y desafía a la iglesia a mostrar el amor de Cristo. Comisión de Resoluciones y Cortesías Sandra Nieto y Ralph Thompson, Co-Líderes Laicos de la Conferencia, expresaron agradecimiento a los Obispos, los comités y equipos, el clero, los laicos, el personal de la Conferencia y todos los que hicieron posible esta Conferencia. Autorización de Nombramientos El Obispo Schnase envía a todos los que han comenzado su viaje ministerial en una iglesia nueva, así como los que siguen su jornada con su iglesia. El Obispo Schnase cerró la sesión y la Conferencia pasó a adorar a las 9:33 a.m. Servicio de Comisión y Ordenación A las 10:30 a.m. la Conferencia Río Texas se reunió en el Auditorio Selena para el Servicio de Comisión y Ordenación. El Obispo Robert Schnase presidió y la Obispo Janice Huie predicó. MINUTES Rio Texas Conference Errata and Corrections June 10, 2016 Cabinet Report 2016 The District Superintendents of the Rio Texas Annual conference have had many heartfelt discussions with the church members of the congregations listed below. Through prayerful discernment and the recognition of moving forward to meet the missional needs of their communities, these churches have been or will be, this conference year, discontinued, abandoned and/or closed. The Cabinet of the Rio Texas conference moves the support of these actions from the Rio Texas Annual Conference. El Buen Pastor UMC, Moody, TX, Capital District effective date November 17, 2015 Korean UMC, Austin TX, Capital district effective date June 30, 2016 Waelder UMC, Waelder TX, Crossroads District effective date May 22, 2016 Los Fresnos UMC, Los Fresnos TX, El Valle District effective date July 25, 2016 San Lucas UMC, San Juan TX, El Valle District effective date November 9, 2015 Centro de Vida y Albanza UMC, San Antonio TX, Las Misiones District effective date June 30, 2015 Lakeview UMC, San Angelo TX, West District Effective date December 31, 2015 Respectfully submitted, Eradio Valverde, Dean of the Cabinet Standing Rules Report Page 11 line 25 the following sentence should be lined out, as it is in the Chairperson s Report page 3 line 17: At least one... church. Page 19 lines the following sentence should be lined out, as it is in the Chairperson s report page 4 lines 1-2: Por lo menos... local. Page 19 lines should be lined out, as they are in the Chairperson s Report page 3 lines Page 11 lines should be marked as new language. Page 19 lines should be marked as new language. Consent Agenda For Conference Action Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc Pages 53 and 54 Rio Texas Conference Harvest Sunday 2016 Pages 83 and 84 Cabinet Report 2016 Errata and Corrections Sheet

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94 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 93 SECTION 4 THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE The Minutes of the Rio Texas Annual Conference Held in Corpus Christi, Texas From June 9, 2016 through June 12, 2016 Bishop Robert Schnase Presiding Date When Organized: 2015 Number of This Session: Two PART I ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Who are elected for the quadrennium ( 603.7, 619)? Secretary? Mickey McCandless Mailing Address: Huebner Road, San Antonio TX Telephone: mmccandless@mhm.org Statistician? Oscar O. Garza, IV Mailing Address: 942 Serenade, San Antonio TX Telephone: oogarza4@yahoo.com Treasurer? William C. Wyman, Jr. Mailing Address: Huebner Road, San Antonio TX Telephone: bwyman@riotexas.org 2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated ( 603.1)? No, however, the Board of Trustees is incorporated. 3. Bonding and auditing: What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what amounts ( 618, 2511)? Name Position Amount Bonded All directors and officers of the $5,000,000 Annual Aggregate Treasurer s Office are bonded Have the books of said officers or persons been audited ( 617, 2511)? Yes 4. What agencies have been appointed or elected? a) Who have been elected chairpersons for the mandated structures listed? BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Chairperson, Uniting Table Executive Director, Mission Vitality Center [Connectional Ministries] Conference Chancellor Conference Secretary & Conference Journal Editor Title & Name Mailing Address, Address & Office Phone Rev. Ralph Mann Bulverde UMC, Hwy 281 N, San Antonio, TX Phone #: , ralph@bulverdeumc.org Rev. Laura Merrill Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78248, lmerrill@riotexas.org Mr. Jay Brim 2525 Wallingwood, Building 14, Austin, TX 78746, jbrim@brimarnett.com Rev. Mickey T. McCandless Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78248, mmccandless@riotexas.org

95 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Conference Statistician Mr. Oscar Garza 942 Serenade, San Antonio, TX 78213, Conference Treasurer Rev. William Wyman Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78248, (Conference) Director of Communication Rev. William Rice Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78248, Chairperson, Finance Table (Commission on Equitable Compensation) President, Board of Trustees Ms. Debbie Steinbach 1201 Live Oak St., Brady, TX , Rev. William Knobles 701 N. Austin St., Seguin, TX 78155, BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE e) Have persons been elected for the following district boards and committees? Answer yes or no. (1) District Boards of Church Location & Building ( )? Yes (2) Committees on District Superintendency ( 669)? Yes (3) District Committees on Ordained Ministry ( 666)? Yes f) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been appointed or elected in the annual conference? See Section A: Directory of Conference Boards, Commissions, Committees and Councils 5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept and reported their respective data in accordance to the prescribed formats? ( 606.8)? Yes 6. What is the report of the statistician? (See Statistics Section of the Journal.) 7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See Statistics Section of the Journal.) 8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work within their districts? (See Reports Section of the Journal.) 9. What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for clergy for the ensuing year ( 342, 625.3)? $39,300 for a Full or Probationary Member $36,300 for an Associate Member $33,300 for an Approved Local Pastor or member of another denomination 10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year ( 614.1a)? $1,038, a) What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the conference for the ensuing year ( 614.1d, 1507)? $1,483,992 b) What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year? (1) For the World Service Fund? $1,392,102 (2) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $477,930 (3) For the Black College Fund? $190,642 (4) For the Africa University Fund? $42,665 (5) For the Episcopal Fund? $419,047 (6) For the General Administration Fund? $168,023 (7) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $37, What are the findings of the annual audit of the conference treasuries? (See Reports Section of the Journal) 13. Conference and district lay leaders ( 603.9, 660):

96 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 95 a) Conference lay leader: Name: Ralph Thompson Mailing Address: PO Box 3400, San Angelo TX b) Associate conference lay leaders: c) District and associate district lay leaders: John Beverly, Jeremiah Gutierrez, Dennis Jewell, Mark Mitchell, Dave Rush, Brooks Schuelke, Fritzi Simon 14. List local churches which have been: a) Organized or continued as New Church Starts or Mission Congregations ( 259,1-4, continue to list congregations here until listed in questions 14.c, d, or e) Church Name District Mailing Address Phone Number Date Founded Journey UMC Hill Country 5151 Industrial Way #A /01/2007 Buda TX Revive El Valle /01/2015 Northeast Las Misiones 5800 Midcrown Dr /01/2008 Community San Antonio TX The Rock Las Misiones 9782 Hwy 87E /01/2015 Adkins TX Casa Hermosa Crossroads /01/2014 Windsong Las Misiones 471 Gillette /01/2014 San Antonio TX Life in the City Capital 606 W. Elizabeth Austin TX /01/2014 b) Satellite congregations ( , continue to list here until listed in questions 14.a, c, d, or e) Church Name Parent Church District Mailing Address Date Launched None c) Chartered ( , continue to list here until listed in questions 14.d or e) Church Name District Mailing Address Phone Number Date Chartered Servant Church Capital 1605 E. 38 th ½ St. Austin TX /01/2016 d) Merged ( 2546, 2547) (1) United Methodist with United Methodist Name of First Church Name of Second Church Name of Merged Church Date Merged Jefferson UMC El Divino Salvador UMC Jefferson Y El Divino Salvador UMC 07/01/2016 Asbury UMC Servant Church UMC Servant Church UMC 06/30/2016 BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE (2) Other mergers (indicate denomination) Name of First Church Name of Second Church Name of Merged Church Date Merged e) Discontinued or abandoned ( 229, 341.2, 2549) (State which for each church listed.) (1) New Church Start ( 259.2,3) Church Name District Location Date Closed

97 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL (2) Mission Congregation ( 259.1a) Church Name District Location Date Closed (3) Satellite Congregation Church Name District Location Date Closed BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE (4) Chartered Local Church ( 259.5) Church Name District Location Date Closed Austin: Korean Capital 601 W. Braker Lane 06/30/2016 Austin TX Sang: Lakeview West 263 E 40 th 12/31/2015 San Angelo TX San Juan: San Lucas El Valle 132 W. 4 th St 11/09/2015 San Juan TX Moody: El Buen Pastor Capital th St. 11/17/2015 Moody TX Waelder Crossroads 215 N. Ave E 05/22/2016 Waelder TX Los Fresnos El Valle 402 Arroyo Blvd. 07/25/2016 Los Fresnos TX Centro de Vida y Albanza Las Misiones 471 Gillette San Antonio TX /30/2015 f) Relocated and to what address Church Name District Mailing Address Physical Location Date Relocated None g) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") Former Name New Name Address District Shepherd s Gate UMC Divine Grace UMC 211 N Park Blvd San Antonio TX Las Misiones h) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist conference(s) and with what membership ( 41, 260)? Name Membership Sending Conference None i) What cooperative parishes in structured forms have been established? ( 206.b) Parish Name Charge Name Church Name District None j) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? Muldoon UMC closed elected to re-open as Muldoon UMC

98 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Are there Ecumenical Shared Ministries in the conference? ( 207, 208) a) Federated church Name District Other Denomination(s) Woodsboro Faith United Coastal Bend Presbyterian United Church of Christ Rolling Hills Community Capital Presbyterian United Church of Christ Disciples of Christ b) Union Church Name District Other Denomination(s) None c) Merged Church Name District Other Denomination(s) None d) Yoked Parish Name District Other Denomination(s) None 16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? Leakey/Montell to Leakey and Montell McCamey: First/Iraan and Rankin to McCamey: First/Rankin and Iraan Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes/Walnut to Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes and Walnut San Juan: Los Wesleyanos/San Lucas to San Juan: Los Wesleyanos and San Juan: San Lucas (San Lucas Abandoned) Waco: Latin American/Temple: El Divino Salvador/Moody: El Buen Pastor to Waco: Latin American/Temple: El Divino Salvador and Moody: El Buen Pastor (Moody: El Buen Pastor Closed) BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

99 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL PART II PERTAINING TO ORDAINED AND LICENSED CLERGY (Note: A (v) notation following a question in this section signifies that the action or election requires a majority vote of the clergy session of the annual conference. If an action requires more than a simple majority, the notation (v 2/3) or (v 3/4) signifies that a two-thirds or three-fourths majority vote is required. Indicate credential of persons in Part II: FD, FE, PD, PE, and AM when requested.) 17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official administration ( 604.4, 605.7)? YES BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 18. Who constitute: a) The Administrative Review Committee ( 636)? (v) Rev. Richard Leggett, Rev. Paul Barton, Rev. Ricky Sanderford, Rev. Laura Brewster, & Rev. Carlos Cloyd b) The Conference Relations Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry ( 635.1d)? Rev. Ray Kiser, Chair, Edgar Avitia, Laura Brewster & Robert Tripson c) The Committee on Investigation ( v Rev. Richard Leggett, Rev. Paul Barton, Rev. Ricky Sanderford, Rev. Laura Brewster, & Rev. Carlos Cloyd Rev. Ray Kiser, Chair, Edgar Avitia, Laura Brewster & Robert Tripson Rev. Madeline Carrasco Henners, Rev. Jose Arnulfo Torres, Rev. Jack Gause, Rev. Steven William Fieldcamp, Darrell Keese, Ruth Tellez, Jim Martin. Alternates: Rev. Paul Ellis Harris, Rev. Samuel Isaac Blanco II, Rev. Christine Coffey Bistline, Ian Glenn, Robert Corpus, Nanci Gibbons. JudicialCouncilDecision DecisionNo.1296 Discipline 2008 Discipline 2703) 19. Who are the certified candidates ( 310, 313, 314) a) Who are currently certified as candidates for ordained or licensed ministry? Name District Date Certified Philip Bland Las Misiones 2013 Asbury Lori Balensiefen Hill Country 2016 Matt Cardona Capital 2015 Gricelda (Betsy) Careaga El Valle 2015 Katie Coleman Capital 2015 Forrest Deviney Coastal Bend 2013 Kelly Duke West 2015 Lynne Foreman Las Misiones 2015 Kallie Green Capital 2012 Jenny Lynn Griffin El Valle 2015 John Hathaway Capital 2012 Randi Havlak West Revised June 23, 2016

100 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 99 Ryan Jacobson Las Misiones 2014 Thomas Johnson Capital 2016 Zachary Langer Las Misiones 2015 (Perkins) Paul Lee Capital 2012 Reed McNitzky Las Misiones 2015 (Duke) Kerry Menger-Kirtley Hill Country 2016 Christian Moore Crossroads 2012 Robert Opperude Crossroads 2016 Miguel Padilla Las Misiones 2011 (M-Div. Perkins) Amanda Rigby Las Misiones 2016 (Duke) Howard Lon Scott Hill Country 2016 Clay Smallwood Las Misiones 2012 Darrell Smith Las Misiones 2012 Michael Smith Las Misions 2016 Evan Solice Capital 2015 Abel Stewart Las Misiones 2016 b) Who have had their candidacy for ordained or licensed ministry accepted by a District Committee on Ordained Ministry in another annual conference? (Include name of accepting conference.) Name Receiving Conference Date Originally Certified Date Accepted by District in Other Conference c) Who have been discontinued as certified candidates for licensed or ordained ministry? Name District Date Certified Date Discontinued Spencer Driver Crossroads 2014 October 29, 2015 Valerie Long Las Misiones Philip Schmidt Crossroads 2014 He suspended his candidacy Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but are not now appointed? ( 315 Indicate for each person the year the license was approved.): Name District Year Last Licensed Eugene Bixler Las Misiones 2013 (rec. Annually) COS* David Cervantes Las Misiones 2015 Guadalupe Ecoff Las Misiones 2016 Kelley Hembree El Valle 2016 John Lowery Hill Country 2015 Regina Muse Hill Country 2012 Robert Opperude Crossroads 2016 Maria Elena Reyna El Valle 2015 ACOS 27 credits Pamela Sattiewhite Las Misiones 2016 COS* ACOS 45 credits (M-Div. fm. apprvd. Seminary Laura Lopez Silva Las Misiones 2015 (M-Div. Perkins) Caroline Weaver Hill Country 2016 Jarell Wilson Capital 2016 BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 21. Who are approved and appointed as: (Indicate for each person the first year the license was awarded. Indicate what progress each has made in the course of study or the name of the seminary in which they are enrolled. Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year course of study or the M.Div. ( 319.4)? PLEASE NOTE: Persons on this list must receive an episcopal appointment. (v) a) Full-time local pastors? ( 318.1) Name First Year License Awarded Years Completed with Course of Study Emerson Allen, Jr COS*, ACOS 4 credits Gregg Andrews 2014 COS 16 units, APTS/Asbury Michael Kent Bell 2003 COS* Esperanza Baltazar-Ramirez 2006 COS 10, 2011, Advanced COS 33 credits Perkins Joseph (Joe) Lewis Berkley, Sr COS 8 units 2 Revised June 23, 2016

101 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Theresa Booth 2015 M.Div. Perkins Russell Bowlin 2014 M.Div.* Ronald K. Brown units COS Peter Van Castles 2001 APTS M. Div.* Chad Chamness 2012 Asbury Wesley Craig 2016 COS*, ACOS 6 credits Michael Paul Crocker 2004 M-Div. Brite Gail Danforth 2013 COS 10 units Juanita Garcia 1996 COS units Bernardo Garzon 2005 COS*; ACOS 18 credits Brock Gillman 2015 Stan Gonzalez 2013 COS 9 units Janet Hahn 2013 APTS M.Div James Kevin Harden 2015 J.D. Herrera 2013 APTS Jacob Hunter 2016 APTS/M.Div. Cindy (Bun) Jackson 2015 Gary Don Karschner 2006 COS* Richard Mark Krause 2002 COS* Laurinda Kwiatkowski 2011 COS* Michelle Marie Lott 2011 Donna S. Magee 2013 COS 8 units; ACOS 6 credits Patrick Melton 2016 M.Div.* Jose David Mercado 2013 COS 8 units Allen Noah 2012 COS ** Robert Ortiz 2009 M-Div United Gil Paredez 2014 Roberta Parrillo 2012 M-Div. APTS Ray Perales 2012 COS*, ACOS 4 credits Kevin Portwood 2015 Duke/ M.Div.* Jennifer Purdy 2015 M. Div* Susan Rang 2015 M-Div. APTS Alexander Henry Reese III 2008 COS* ACOS 24 credits David Rivera 2014 M. Div Perkins Aaron Gabriel Saenz 2007 COS* Ruben Saenz III 2014 David Schuler 2016 COS 16 units ACOS 27 credits Matthew Scott 2012 M-Div, Perkins Pamela Kay Sheffield 1999 COS* 9 credits Paul Neal Smith 1993 COS* Stuart Mark Smith 2009 COS* Maria Soto 2010 COS 14 units Logan Talamas 2016 COS 15 units C.J. Tillinghast 2015 M. Div. Asbury Cynthia (Cyndi) Joanne Weidner 2009 COS 15 units Robert Waddle 2004 COS 18 units Clay Walden 2015 Paul Whiteley 2012 Asbury/Brite/M.Div Zettie Fennie Woodson 2002 COS* b) Part-time local pastors? ( 318.2) (fraction of full-time in one-quarter increments) Name First Year License Awarded Fraction of full time served Years Completed with Course of Study Kathey Adams 2014 ¼ COS 1 unit Joan Ahrens 1990 ¼ Billy (Bill) Lynn Alex 2007 ¼ Reinaldo (Ray) Aponte 2012 ½ COS 7 units Paul Anthony Beard 2000 ½ COS* Donna Bellamy 2014 ¼ Timothy Joe Birkner 2008 ¾ COS 16 units 3 Revised June 23, 2016

102 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 101 James Bryant 2010 ½ COS 2 units Charlene Burghardt 2014 ¼ COS 17 units ACOS-5 Leo Carrasco 2006 ½ COS* Melvin Carter 2011 ¼ Arnoldo C. Cavazos 2001 ½ COS*, ACOS 9 credits George Chambers 2012 ¼ COS 2 units John Cochran 2015 ½ Roy D. Collins 2004 ½ APTS Kristie Crisp ¼ David (Dave) Wayne Dillon 2008 ½ COS 15 units David Driskell 2016 ½ Leticia Duarte 2015 ½ Monte English 2014 ¼ COS 1 unit Mae Elizabeth Fletcher 1994 ½ COS* Ileen R. Foley 2010 ¾ COS 4 units Octaviano Garcia 2012 ¼ COS 4 units Abdon Garza 2013 ¼ COS 3 units George Robert Grimes, Jr ½ Rudy Herrera 2014 ¼ John Hinkebein 2013 ¾ Sarah Holland Holden 2011 ¼ Bonnie How 2016 ½ Iliff School of Theology Juan de Dios Jara 1996 ½ COS*, ½ ACOS Elroy Johnson 2008 ½ COS units Rumaldo Jimenez 2010 ½ COS 14 units Calvin Jones 2015 ½ Teresa Lynn Kingsbury 2012 ¼ William (Bill) Knobles 2011 ¾ COS* Clifford (Cliff) William Krcha 2005 ¾ COS*, ACOS 22 credits Carolyn (Carrie) Ann Land 2005 ¼ COS 5 unts; ACOS 9 credits, Asbury Jesus Lopez 1998 ½ COS 5 units, ACOS 4 units Catherine Otto McCorkle 2009 ¾ COS 16 units Santiago Machado 2014 ½ COS 5 units Hilary Marchbanks 2014 ¾ APTS Gary William Martin 2000 ½ COS 19 units Sidney R. Martin 2013 ½ COS 1 unit Michael McCrum 2013 ½ Arturo Perez 2016 ½ Federico Perez 2011 ½ COS 8 units Robert Pierce 2014 ¼ COS 4 units Eileen Pirkle 2011 ½ COS 7 units APTS K.P. Polk 2011 ½ COS 6 units BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 4 Revised June 23, 2016

103 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Norma Pollard 2007 ½ COS 11 units James Ramirez 2011 ½ COS 4 units Cynthia Rauser 2014 ¼ Frank Ritchie 2011 ¼ COS 6 units Hayward Arethur Robinson 2005 ½ COS 2 units Steven Salinas 2003 ½ COS*,ACOS 11 credits Augusto Sarria 2015 ¼ David Schuler 2006 ¼ COS 16, ACOS 13 Michael L. Schultz 2013 ¼ COS 1 unit Donna Jo Shaw 2011 APTS COS 18, ACOS 22 ½ credits Kelly Shoenfelt 2014 ¼ Jason Surdy 2016 ½ Judy Ann Swarts 2012 ½ COS 4 units Michael Ray Thomson 2009 ½ COS 10 units Suzette Thorpe-Johnson 2015 ½ Rhonda Gail Troll 2008 ¾ COS* Maria Vela 2013 ¼ COS 8 units George (Emerson) Villegas 2013 ½ Michael Vlk 2016 ¼ Janet Weatherston 2014 ¼ Dale Wade Weise 2007 ¼ COS 13 units Willie Mae Williams 2016 ¼ c) Students from other annual conferences or denominations serving as local pastors and enrolled in a school of theology listed by the University Senate ( 318.3,,4)? Name First Year License Awarded Seminary Home Conference None d) Students who have been certified as candidates in your annual conference and are serving as local pastors in another annual conference while enrolled in a school of theology listed by the University Senate ( 318.3) Name First Year License Awarded Years Completed in Course of Study None e) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference membership ( 366.4, 367, 369.3)? (If not in this conference indicate name of conference where serving.) Name Years Completed in Course of Study None 22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors ( 320.1)? Name Date discontinued Steven co*ker August 1, 2015 Carlos Jose Gonzalez January 1, 2016 Thomas Lee Warden January 01, Who have been reinstated as local pastors ( 320.4)? Name David Schuler Years Completed in Course of Study COS 16 units, ACOS 13 units 5 Revised June 23, 2016

104 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL What ordained ministers or provisional members from other Annual Conferences or Methodist denominations are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while retaining their conference or denominational membership ( 331.8, 346.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference or denomination where membership is held. Indicate credential.) a) Annual Conferences Name Clergy Status Home Conference Sonia L. Alvarado (OE-LF) Illinois Great Rivers Conference (07/01/2014) Johnny Ray Arrington (AM) Rocky Mountain Conference (07/01/2015) John Jay Cooper (OE) Desert Southwest (07/01/2015) Rebecca Hamann (OD) New England Annual Conference (02/14/2012) Jon Herrin (OE) North Georgia Conference (07/01/2014) Tiffany Hollums (OD) New Mexico Conference (07/01/2016) Linda O Neal (RE) Texas Conference (09/23/2014) Jonathan Snape (OE) Tennessee Conference (07/01/2016) Benjamin David Trammell (OE) Texas Conference (07/01/2016) Stanley M. Warfield (RE) Oklahoma Conference (03/26/2015) b) Other Methodist Denominations Name Clergy Status Denomination Hyeok Bae (OE) Seoul Annual Conference of the Korean Methodist Church (11/1/2010) Ruth Aquellis Martin (OF-Lf) AME Church (07/01/2013) 25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation ( 331.8, 346.2)? (v) (Designate with an asterisk those who have been accorded voting rights within the annual conference. Indicate credential.) Name Clergy Status Denomination Bill Donald Campbell (12) OF-LF United Church of Christ Nancy Platt Foley (2) OF Disciples of Christ Robert Marks (2) OF Baptist Church Gary Lee Olsen (24) OF United Church of Christ William Jonathan Weems (5) OF Baptist Church 26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or denomination where membership is held.) a) With vote ( 586.4b [v])? Name Member Conference/Denomination First Year of Affiliation None b) Without vote ( 334.5, 344.4)? (v 2/3) Name Member Conference/Denomination First Year of Affiliation None NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to another conference, list these persons in Question 40 only. If persons have been admitted or ordained by another annual conference as a courtesy to your conference, list these persons in Questions 27-39, whichever are appropriate, giving the date and name of the accommodating conference. 27. Who are elected as associate members? 322 (v) (List alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27): Name Baldemar Barrera Everett McCarley Audrey Spencer BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 28. Who are elected as provisional members and what seminary are they attending, if in school? (under 322.4, 324, 325) a) Provisional Deacons under the provisions of 324.4a, c or 324.5?(v) Name Seminary None b) Provisional Elders under the provisions of 324.4a, b or (v)); (v 3/4) Name Seminary C. Osvaldo Benitez APTS Robert Clark United Theological Seminary Aaron A. Gonzalez United Theological Seminary 6 Revised June 23, 2016

105 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Glenn Arthur Luhrs Amy Katherine McClung John Njie Meande Walter A. Prescher, III Rebekah Cecilia Rochte Bryan Jay Rogers Michelle Jacquelynn Vernone Adrienne Zermeno Perkins Perkins Asbury APTS Perkins Asbury APTS APTS BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 29. Who are continued as provisional members, in what year were they admitted to provisional membership, and what seminary are they attending, if in school ( 326)? a) In preparation for ordination as a deacon or elder? ( 326) Name Clergy Status (PD or PE) Date and Seminary Laura Lee Alvarez PE 2015 Perkins Frank Baik PE 2015 Drew Dawn Baird PE 2015 APTS Amelia Beasley PE 2014 Perkins Dean Fleming PE 2015 Asbury Robert Perales PE 2015 Perkins Wade Powell PE 2015 Asbury Gene Roe PD 2015 Asbury Lisa Straus PE 2015 APTS Adam Thornton PE 2015 APTS b) Provisional deacons who became provisional elders? Name Original Year of Membership None c) Provisional elders who became provisional deacons? (Indicate year) Name Original Year of Membership None d) Provisional members who transferred from other conferences or denominations? ( 347.1) Name Clergy Status Original Year of Membership Previous Conference or Denomination None 30. What ordained clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders recognized ( 348): (v) A person s orders may be recognized when they are transferring their membership into your annual conference from another Christian denomination. A person who is listed in Q.30 must also be listed in either Q. 31 a or b, depending on the transfer status. Name Clergy Status Previous Denomination None 31. What ordained clergy have been received from other Christian denominations ( 347.3): (List alphabetically see note preceding Question 27): a) As provisional members ( 347.3a,b)? (v) Name Clergy Status (PD or PE) Date Received Former Denomination None b) As local pastors ( 347.3a)? (v) Name Clergy Status (FL or PL) Date Received Former Denomination None 32. Who are elected as members in full connection? (List alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27. Anyone appearing on this question must also be listed somewhere in questions or 36, unless the clergy s orders from another denomination were recognized on question 30 in a previous year.) (v 2/3): a) Deacons Name David A. Corna Elizabeth L. Klar Lisa Winnek Rush Catherine Linea Stone Anna Katherine Troy 7 Revised June 23, 2016

106 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 105 b) Elders Name Juan Cantú, Jr. Wilson Pruitt Elsa Ramírez Ricardo Rubio Joseph John Tognetti Maribel Vázquez Billie Watts 33. Who are ordained as deacons and what seminary awarded their degree? Or, if their master s degree is not from a seminary, at what seminary did they complete the basic graduate theological studies?: (List alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27) a) After provisional membership ( 330)? (v 2/3) Name Seminary David A. Corna Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary Elizabeth L. Klar APTS Lisa Winnek Rush APTS Catherine Linea Stone APTS Anna Katherine Troy Brite Divinity School b) Transfer from elder?( 309) (v 2/3) Name None Seminary 34. Who are ordained as elders and what seminary awarded their degree? a) After provisional membership? ( 335) (v 2/3) Name Seminary Juan Cantú, Jr. Perkins Wilson Pruitt Duke Elsa Ramírez APTS Joseph John Tognetti APTS Maribel Vázquez Perkins Billie Watts Perkins b) Transfer from deacon? ( 309) (v 2/3) Name None Seminary 35. What provisional members, previously discontinued, are readmitted ( 365)? (v) Name Clergy Status Year Previously Discontinued None 36. Who are readmitted ( [v], 369 [v 2/3]): Name Clergy Status Previous Status None 37. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement ( 358.7): (v) Name Clergy Status Year None BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 38. Who have been received by transfer from other annual conferences of The United Methodist Church ( 347.1, 416.5, 635.2n)? (List alphabetically. Indicate credential. See note preceding Question 27.) Name Clergy Status Previous Conference Date of Transfer Becky Baxter Ballou FE Oklahoma Area Conference 02/01/2015 Lisa Blaylock FE North Texas Conference 07/01/2015 Taylor Fuerst FE Texas Conference 07/01/2016 JoBeth Kee-Rees FD Oklahoma Conference 05/01/2016 Guadalupe T. Villalpando-Stewart FE West Ohio Conference 04/04/2015 Tom Neal Tarver FE Wisconsin Conference 11/01/ Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations ( 347.2)? (List alphabetically. Indicate credential.) Name Clergy Status Previous Methodist Denomination Date of Transfer None 8 Revised June 23, 2016

107 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 40. Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences, after election by the other conference? (See note preceding Question 27. Such courtesy elections or ordinations do not require transfer of conference membership.) a) Deacons? Name Member Conference None b) Elders? Name None Member Conference BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 41. Who have been transferred out to other annual conferences of The United Methodist Church ( 416.5)? (List alphabetically. Indicate credential. See note preceding Question 27.) Name Clergy Status New Conference Date of Transfer Charles W. Anderson FE Texas 07/01/2016 Ruth E. Huber RE Central Texas 03/01/ Who are discontinued as provisional members ( 327)? (v). a) By expiration of eight-year time limit ( 327) Name Clergy Status None b) By voluntary discontinuance ( 327.6) (v) Name None c) By involuntary discontinuance ( 327.6) (v) Name None d) By reaching Mandatory Retirement Age ( 327.7) Name None Clergy Status Clergy Status Clergy Status 43. Who are on location? a) Who has been granted honorable location ( 359.1)? (1) This year? (v) Name Clergy Status Charge Conference Membership None Date Effective (2) Previously? Name Year Originally Charge Conference Membership Year of Most Granted Recent Report Charles Robert Babb (FE) 1996 William D. Brown (FE) 2013 Las Misiones, Laurel Heights 2016 Javier F. Careaga (AM) 2013 El Valle/St. Mark UMC 2016 Edward Garcia (FE) 2015 Bastrop FUMC 2015 Evelyn Sue Glazener-Cooney (FE) 2009 Las Misiones, University UMC 2016 Richard Long Hope, Jr. (FE) Ann Lee Locasio (FE) 2015 Trinity UMC 2015 Beth Love Schuessler (FE) Kevin Ashley Seuser (FE) 1999 Sedgwick UMC 2016 Joyce Helen Slade (FE) 1998 First UMC Ennis 2016 Suzanne Skipper Steves (FE) 2010 Oak Hill UMC 2013 Ross Edmond Taylor (FE) 2010 Alamo Heights San Antonio 2016 Blair McKay Thompson (FE) Elia T. Torres (FE) Maurice Washington (FE) Revised June 23, 2016

108 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 107 b) Who on honorable location are appointed ad interim as local pastors? ( 359.2) (Indicate date and appointment.) Name Appointment Year Originally Granted Location None c) Who has been placed on administrative location ( 360? (1) This year? (v) Name Date Effective Charge Conference Membership None (2) Previously? Name None Year Originally Placed Charge Conference Membership Year of Most Recent Report 44. Who have been granted the status of honorable location retired ( 359.3): a) This year? (v) Name Clergy Status Year Honorable Location Charge Conference Membership Originally Granted Richard Ellis Jackson RH 1993 Las Misiones Laurel Heights UMC b) Previously? Name Clergy Year Honorable Location Charge Conference Membership Status Originally Granted David Alvirez RH 2013 La Trinidad San Antonio Robert Bohmfalk RH 1987 First Seguin Scott Lance Carnal RH 1973 First San Marcos Dea Lemke Eggleston RH 2005 Austin Oak Hill Absalon Gamez RH 1985 Houston: El Buen Pastor Alice Flint Logan RH 1982 St. Marks San Antonio Carl Frederick Lueg, Jr. RH 1973 Pamela Ann McCamant RH 1992 Nixon Frances Mitchell RH 1988 Dallas Elmwood El Buen Samaritano Jo Ann Mortimer RH 1999 First New Braunfels William Charles Renfro RH 1987 Elizabeth Ann (Smith) Tucker RH 2009 Donna First Terrell V. Voss RH 1985 Bennett Chapel James Knox Wright RH 1988 First New Braunfels 45. Who have had their status as honorably located and their orders terminated ( 359.2)? (v) Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status None 46. Who have had their conference membership terminated? a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination ( 361.1,.4)? (v) Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status Ann Elizabeth Beaty 02/01/2016 FE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE b) By withdrawal from the ordained ministerial office ( 361.2,.4)? (v) Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status Young Min Son 02/01/2016 FE c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges ( 361.3,.4; )? Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status None d) By termination of orders under recommendation of the Board of Ordained Ministry ( )? (v) Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status None 10 Revised June 23, 2016

109 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL e) By trial ( 2713)? Name Date Effective Prior Clergy Status None 47. Who have been suspended under the provisions of 363.1d, c or ? (Give effective dates. Indicate credential.) Name Date Effective Clergy Status None BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 48. Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided) a) What associate members have died during the year? Effective: Name Date of Birth Date of Death None : Name Date of Birth Date of Death Charles Leslie Parker 05/05/ /17/2015 b) What provisional members have died during the year? (Indicate credential.) Effective: Name Date of Birth Date of Death None : Name Date of Birth Date of Death None c) What elders have died during the year? Effective: Name Date of Birth Date of Death Francisco Javier Briones 10/04/ /24/2016 : Name Date of Birth Date of Death Dan H. Carmichael 02/27/ /07/2015 Joe E. Elmore 06/02/ /22/2016 Donald James Jones 11/01/ /20/2015 Jesse Murray Mothersbaugh 06/22/ /18/2015 Myron Avery Ricketts, Jr. 03/05/ /24/2016 Jose Felix Salas, Jr. 07/01/ /21/2015 Samuel Levi Spencer 06/22/ /14/2015 Charles D. Story 05/28/ /31/2015 John Franklin Teer VIII 12/01/ /22/2016 Frank S. Walker, Sr. 08/20/ /13/2016 Martin Joshua Walker 06/13/ /27/2015 S. Merle Waters 05/22/ /28/2015 Benjamin Taylor Welch 03/23/ /20/2016 d) What deacons have died during the year? Effective: Name Date of Birth Date of Death None : Name Date of Birth Date of Death Barbara Nardi Kurtz 05/23/ /09/2016 e) What local pastors have died during the year? Active: Name Date of Birth Date of Death None 11 Revised June 23, 2016

110 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 109 : Name Date of Birth Date of Death None 49. What provisional or ordained members (elders and deacons) have received appointments in other Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retaining their membership in this Annual Conference ( 331.8, 346.1)? Name Clergy Status Conference Where Appointed Appointment Elmer Armijo FE Great Plains Great West, Grant UMC Ron Thomas Bentley FD North TX Conference McKinney UMC Maribel Vazquez FE New Mexico Conference El Paso: Emmanuel UMC Judy Mayne FD Florida Conference Hollywood Hills UMC - Florida Don McAvoy FD Texas Conference Christ UMC, College Station Ronald (Ron) Roy Myers FE Pacific NW Conference Puyallup UMC Nohemi V. Ramirez FE West Michigan Conference Grand Rapids: Nueva Esperanza 50. Who are the provisional, ordained members or associate members on leave of absence and for what number of years consecutively has each held this relation ( 354)? (Indicate credential. Record Charge Conference where membership is held.) Name Number of Years Charge Conference a) Voluntary? (1) Personal, less than 5 years ( 354.2a 3) (v) Name Clergy Date Effective Charge Conference Status Taylor Boone (1) FD 07/01/2016 Las Misiones: Travis Park UMC Phillip Ray Hefner (1) FE 12/01/2015 Flatonia/Freyburg Dorcia Lynne Lockett (4) FE 01/01/2014 Hill Country: Median Valley UMC David Skinner (2) FE 07/01/2015 Capital: Bethany Judith Tolbert (4) FE 07/01/2013 Capital: Dripping Springs UMC (2) Personal, 5 years of more ( 354.2a 3) (v 2/3) Name Clergy Status Date Effective None Charge Conference (3) Family, less than 5 years ( 354.2b 3) (v) Name Clergy Date Effective Charge Conference Status Kathryn McNeely (4) FE 07/01/2013 Capital: University UMC Marilyn Von Roeder-Kunkel (4) FE 07/01/2013 Crossroads: First UMC (4) Family, 5 years or more ( 354.2b 3) (v 2/3) Name Clergy Status None (5) Transitional ( 354.2c) Name None Clergy Status Date Effective Date Effective Charge Conference Charge Conference BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE b) Involuntary ( 355)? (v 2/3) Name None Clergy Status Date Effective Charge Conference 51. Who are granted sabbatical leave ( 352)? (v) Name None Clergy Status Date Effective Charge Conference 12 Revised June 23, 2016

111 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 52. Who have been granted medical leave due to medical or disabling conditions ( 357)? (v) Name Clergy Date Charge Conference Status Effective Francisco Javier Briones deceased 4/24/16 FE 09/01/2015 Las Misiones: El Mesias Floresville Beverly J. Burk FE 04/01/2014 Hill Country: First UMC Boerne Tina Carter FE 07/01/2016 Capital: Parker Lane UMC Austin Barbara Galloway FE 07/01/2016 Las Misiones: co*ker UMC San Antonio Jean Ann Karm FE 11/01/2015 McCamey/Iraan Russell Lee Minton FE 02/01/2004 Capital: Bethany UMC Guadalupe R. Palos AM 02/01/2012 Las Misiones: Emanuel UMC San Antonio Janice Key Petty FE 01/01/2004 Hill Country: St. Pauls UMC Andy Tyson FE 07/01/2015 Hill Country: Canyon Lake UMC BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 53. What members in full connection have been retired ( 358): (List alphabetically. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions ( 358.2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 358.1, no vote required; under 358.2, v; under 358.3, v 2/3) Deacons Name Date Effective Linda Sue Gwathmey 07/01/2016 Patricia Sue Jentsch 07/01/2016 b) Previously? Name Nancy Lee McDougall Kathleen Brantley Jones Leah Wilson King Betty Lou Marr Mary Margaret Persky Anna Maria Soltero Elders c) This year? Name Date Effective Laura Smith Adam 07/01/2016 Francisco Campos 07/01/2016 Jeanne Denise Devine 07/01/2016 Thomas Clinton Elliot Jr. 01/01/2016 Tim Walter Fahrenthold 07/01/2016 Calvin Eugene Frazier 07/01/2016 Beth Anne Gustafson 07/01/2016 John Gaines Hargis 07/01/2016 William Bryan Henderson 07/01/2016 Douglas Alan Hinchcliff 07/01/2016 Melanie Louise Miner 07/01/2016 William Grady Roe 07/01/2016 David Allison Seilheimer 07/01/2016 Carolyn Louise Stapleton 07/01/2016 John Stanley Troy 07/01/2016 June M. White 07/01/2016 d) Previously? Name Mark Glen Adams, Roger Baker, George Allan Bradley, Bradley Lynn DeHaven, Janet Clare Fluth, Dana Love Hamilton, Mel Edens Hazelwood, Linda Marie Kessie, Melissa Lee Smith Nelson, Barbara Jean Ruth, Ronald Gene Shott, Steven Sweet, Veda Glover White, Timothy David Abel, William James Abraham, Sue Abold, Dan Gilbert Adams, Jesse A. Adams, Jr., Jacinto Alderete, Larry Ray Altman, Pablo Alvarado, William Conrad Archer, James Daly Austin, Victoria Reed Bailey, Homer Andrew Bain, Jr., Rodolpho Barrera, Bruce Edward Barrett, Judith Meryle Fincher Baskin, Richard Thomas Bates, Elmer Leroy Beck, Troy James Bell, Sr., David Stribling Bennet, Jr., Jesus Bermudez, Robert Lindsey Blackwell, David A. Brantley, Robert (Bob) Ernest Breihan, Cheri Ellis Brewster, Raymond Maxwell Brink, 13 Revised June 23, 2016

112 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 111 Delbert Leroy Brown, Karl William Brown, Lesley George Buck, Harold Dean Burkhardt, Jack Carroll Bush, Sr., George Edgar Butchee II, Charles Allen Camp, Rafael Campos, James A. Carr, James Edward Carter, Richard (Dick) Eugene Chavarry, Guillermo Chavez, Clyde Wilson Chesnutt, Wan Gul Cho, Chong Ok Chun, Marion Childress-Usher, Albert Bell Clayton, Janne Anne Clinton; Donald Stephen (Steve) Clinton, J. Roland Cole, Sanford Downs Coon, Corbett David Crabtree II, James P. Crews, Jack Kenneth Dahlberg, Jr., Morris Daugherty, Sr., Harold Ray Davis,Mark Stephen Deaton, Anna Margaret Decker, Don L. Delaplain, Freddie Brown Dixon, Sr., Michael R. Dobbs, Terence (Terry) Jean Dowdy, William (Bill) Milburn Easum, David Ellsworth Edgar, James L Edgar, Clifford Charles Edge, Kathryn Jane Edwards, Roberto Escamilla, Delia Estrada, Francisco Estrada, Charles Irving Fay, Suzanne Field-Rabb, Marian Dickinson Fielder, Ann Brown Fields, Harry G. Foster III, Jack Woodrow Franklin, William Daniel Franks, Sharon May Freeto, William Parker Frisbie, Collin Teele Furr, Daniel Garcia, John Lane Garrett, Francisco Gaytan, Thomas (Tom) Field Gibbons, Sue Nelson Gibson, Isabel Gomez, Roberto L. Gomez, Eutimio Gonzales, Jr., Noe E. Gonzales, Justo L. Gonzalez, Charles Robert Graff, Donald S. Graham, Dana S. Green, John Alan Green, David Waid Griffin, Alvaro J. Guzman, Charles Frederick Hahn, Robert F. Hahn, Glenn Phillip Hall, Robert Edward Hall, John Ford Haller, Billy Joe Hammond, Clinton Ross Harris, Waldo Boyd Harris, William Matthew Harris, Kenneth Corbin Harrison, Jack Derry Heaco*ck, Patrick Roy Heath, Patricia Kathleen Herndon, Malford (Mal) Cotham Hierholzer, Winfield Scott Herren, Shirley D. Hill, Hershel Harold Homer, Lundy Flourney Hooten, Samuel Wallace Hopkins, Jr., Warren George Hornung, Larry Clinton Howard, Ruth E. Huber, Robert (Bob) Wolff Huie, Stanley William Huth, Jr., Suzanne Floy Isaacs, Steve Franklin Jackson, George Wayne Joehnk, Richard Daley Johnson, Rosie Lee Johnson, William Denzil Johnson, Llewellyn Cartwright Johnston, Jr., James Henry Jones, Jr., William B. Jones, Harry G. Kahl, John (Jack) Curtis Keenon, Kent Leon Kepler, Elizabeth Marie Kevilus, Chung Keun Kim, Kenneth Kenneth Wood Kinard, Thomas Irving King, Jr., Larry Alan Lacy, Debby Ann Lake, Gary Lynn Langston, Gloria Voges Lear, Clarence Earle Lewis, Richard Don Lilljedahl, Nell Ferrell Linebarger, Luster M. Lockett, Thomas Lynn Loftin, Jon Dick Lowry, David Maldonado, Charles A. Malesky, Jr., John Lemuel Mann, Arturo Mariscal, Jim Harold Martin, Lydia Salazar Martinez, Neal Matthews, Walter (Walt) Howerton Mattison, Janet Woodward May, Roy Hoss May, Jr., James Lee Mayfield, Charles (Chuck) Duane McCullough, John Henry McMullen, Jr., Joel Mora, Nancy Cripps Mossman, John Lambert Nicholson, Antonio V. Olmos, Harold Martin Onwiler, Jose L. Palos, Joseph Henry (Hank) Pangborn, Pedro L. Paredes, Beverley Sue Parsons, Robert (Bob) Eugene Parsons, David Clark Paul, Teresa F. Pena, Vernon Franklin (Frank) Perry, Jr., Calvin Arthur Peterson, Gerry Charlotte Phelps, Jim McCord Phelps, Carol May Pifer, Eubaldo T. Ponce, Charles Robert Posey, Thomas C. Price, Hans Raj, Mary (Mimi) Elizabeth Raper, Joseph Moody Ray, Matty Barrett Renfro, John Wayne Reynolds, George Marvin Ricker, Roy Clifford Ricker, Phillip (Phil) Gary Robberson, Larry O. Robbins, Gregory (Greg) Alan Robertson, Daniel Z. Rodriguez, Francisco Rodriguez, Gordon Allen Roe, Jr., Norman Davis Roe, ` Claus Hermann Rohlfs, Jr., Robert R. Ross, Jr., Walter (Walt) Franklin Rowell, Charles Ernst Runk, Joel Salas, Juan Salas, Ruben Salcido, Glenn Conover Sammis, William Bernard Bernie Sandberg, Ruby Santibanez, Harold Gene Sassman, Larry L. Scharmann, John Louis Schreiber, Gene Harlan Schweizer, Robert J. Scott, Judith Ledbetter Sellers, Kenneth Foster Sellers, Jr., Charles Richard Selke, David Lynn Semrad, Larry Vern Shores, Wallace (Wally) Eldred Shultz, Edwin (Ed) Toon Silliman, Charles H. Simpson, Clarence Leon Sims, Robert W. Sledge, Jerry Don Smart, Clare Elaine Smith, Jerry Jay Smith, Ralph Edgar Smith, Bernabe Munoz-Sol, Melquisedec Solis, Conrado Gerald Soltero, Scott Roger Somers, Lon A Speer III, John Sidney (Sid) Spiller, Susan Sprague, David Lee Stewart, Georgia Dean Stone, Sharon Harrigill Strain, Joseph F. Stuller, Jr., William Howard Surber, Jr., Grant Basil Tadlock, John Gordon Talk, Cecil Carl Taylor, Jr., Arthur Eugene (Gene) Thompson, Dennis Charles Thompson, J.E. Throckmorton, Alicia Tovar, William Paul Treude, Olin Joseph Tunnell, Betty Allen Tuttle, Ralph L. Underwood, Abel Vega, Sr., Antonio Vela, Lawrence Alexander (L.A.) Walker, Randall F. Warren, Jerry Alden Grant (A.G.) Weaver, Glenn Del Weimer, Bernice Benson Wells, Earl Ray Wells, Jr., Suzanne (Sue) Swayze Wells, Richard Dick Martin West, Carl Elliott Westbrook, John Morris Weston, Billy Joe White, Saundra Sue White, Jeannette (Jeannie) Brown Whitehurst, William (Bill) Richard Wiemers, Edwin (Ed) Dudley Wilder, Jr., Bob D. Williams, 14 Revised June 23, 2016 BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

113 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Robert Wayne Williams, Alejandro Hinojosa Willis, Pedro Hinojosa Willis, Lula JoAnne (Jodie) Windbigler, Frank Allen Wolf, James Keith Wyatt, Moises Yanez, John F. Yeaman, Milford Randolph Zirkel, Jr. 54. What associate members have been retired ( 358): (List alphabetically. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions ( 358.2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 358.1, no vote required; under 358.2, v; under 358.3, v 2/3) a) This year? Name Date Effective William Douglas Smith 07/01/2016 BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE b) Previously? Name Kenneth L. Greene, Glenna Batley Kelley, Fidel Alcala, John Presley Alsbrooks, Abraham Cabrales, Samuel Ceniceros, Donald Ray Duvall, Moises Garces, Emilio Garza, Nathaniel Artis Bing Hankins, Gerald Lee Harvey, Ken Houston, Emet Huntsman, John W. Hutcherson, James Edward Jacob, Raul Martinez, Franklin William Nogues, Antonio Pastrana, Cecil Wilton (Robin) Pearcy III, Josue Mora Pena, Samuel Picazo, Lyle Lee Pierce, Libny Pineda, Cora Nell Poteet, John Charles Quigley II, Raul Quintanilla, Foster Roberts, Earl Saunders Richardson, Steven Hall Rowe, James Schendel, John Powell Smith, Donald Lee Snyder, Samuel T. Tun, Max R. Tyner, Harry West 55. What provisional members have been previously retired ( 358, 2008 Book of Discipline)? (NOTE: Provisional members who reach mandatory retirement age and have not retired by Jan. 1, 2013 shall be discontinued ( 327.7) and listed in Q. 42.) Name Mary Elizabeth Powell James (Jim) Raymond Ryan 56. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors ( 320.5): a) This year? Name Date Effective Martin Louis Newmann 07/01/2016 b) Previously? Name Leo Raynaldo Carrasco, Carl Wayne Clark, Juanita Garcia, Helen Plummer Almanza, Joan Ahrens, Orfila Amaya, Irma Coronado Bain, Suzanne Frels Brantley, Joseph Thomas Cook, Eutimio Gonzalez, Sr., Diane Noel Lee, Nancy Niebuhr Littlefield, Rena Mahler, Myrtle Jo Neely, Gertrude (Trudy) Sparks Paul, Florence Terry Perez, Catherine Yvonne Vincent Quigley, Charles Purnell, Sandra Sue Robinson, Tina Harlene Sadler, Gloria Salazar, Carolyn Sue Taylor, Patsy A. Thomas, Jesse Don Tumlinson, Martin Nicoles Williams, Robert L. Williams, Samuel Chinghei Yu 57. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference: a ) By appointment category and conference relationship? (NOTES: (1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding to each category have been placed in parenthesis following the category title. Where these question numbers appear, the number reported in that category should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding questions. (2) For the three categories of Appointments to Extension Ministries, report as follows: 344.1a, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United Methodist connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to an ecumenical agency b): the number of clergy members appointed to extension ministries, under endorsem*nt by the Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry d): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid ministries, confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference. Note: Report those in extension ministry in one category only. 15 Revised June 23, 2016

114 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 113 See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of these appointment categories.) Note: Those approved to serve as a local pastor, but not currently under appointment, are not counted as clergy members of the conference. Categories Pastors and deacons whose primary appointment is to a Local Church ( 331.1c, 339) (76, 78c) Deacons (in full connection and provisional) serving Beyond the Local Church ( 331.1a, b) (78a,b) Appointments to Extension Ministries ( 316.1; 344.1a, c) (77a) Deacons in Full Connection Elders in Full Connection Provisional Deacons Provisional Elders Associate Members & Affiliate Members With Vote Full time Local Pastors Part time Local Pastors xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 21 0 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Appointments to Extension Ministries ( 316.1; 344.1b) (77b) Appointments to Extension Ministries ( 316.1; 344.1d) (77c) Appointments to xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 1 31 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Attend School ( 331.3) (79) 1 3 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Appointed to Other Annual Conferences (49) 2 4 xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx On Leave of Absence (50a1, a2) 1 5 xxxxx xxxxx On Family Leave (50a3, a4) 2 On Sabbatical Leave (51) On Medical Leave (52) 6 1 On Transitional Leave (50a5) 1 (53, 54, 55) xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Total Number, Clergy Members Grand Total, All Conference Clergy Members 782 b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: See the instruction for item 57 for guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) Clergy Demographics xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Categories Deacons in Full Connection Elders in Full Connection Probationary (provisional) Deacons Probationary (provisional) Elders Associate Members & Affiliate Members with Vote Full time Local Pastors Part time Local Pastors Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Asian African American/Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander 0 0 White Multi-Racial 0 1 Grand Total, All Conference Clergy Members* Note: After receiving numerous research requests for data relating to clergy gender and ethnicity, GCFA has again chosen to request the information in the chart above. BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 16 Revised June 23, 2016

115 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL PART III CERTIFICATION IN SPECIALIZED MINISTRY Note: Indicate credential of persons in Part III: FD, FE, PD, PE, AM, FL, PL, and LM. BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 58. Who are the candidates in process for certification in specialized ministry? Name Clergy/Lay Status Specialized Ministry Clair Dillard Lay/2014 Jodi Gutierrez Lay/2011 Terri Kay Hartman Lay/2009 Leak Krenek Lay/2015 Nancy Maples Lay/2013 Jaydon Pollei Lay Victoria Schwarz Lay/2011 Music Ministry Karen Shirer Lay Timothy Taylor Lay 2008 Kandi Tumlinson Lay/2012 Jason Jeffry Van Slycke Lay/2010 Shelly Walters Lay/2012 Rodnei Williams Lay 2012 Christie Wynn Lay Who is certified in specialized ministry? (List the areas of specialized ministry. Indicate by an asterisk those certified this year.) Name Clergy/Lay Specialized Ministry Status Bonnie Lynn Bevers Lay Youth Ministry Mary Catherin Chapman FD Christian Education and Youth Ministry Tanya Marie Eustace* FD Music Ministry, Christian Education, Children s Ministry Gina Gilland Campbell FE Christian Education Susan Lovelace-Gerrish Lay Music Ministry Patricia D. Gideon FD Christian Education Cynthia Kepler FE Music Ministry Brad Kisner Lay Music Ministry Jane Kisner Lay Music Ministry Linda Marceau FD Evangelism Judith (Judi) Anne Mayne FD Christian Education Glen Don McAvoy, Jr. FD Music Ministry Linda T. Montgomery FE Christian Education Wanda Peszczynski Ritchea FD Christian Education Linda H. Smith FD Music Ministry Donna Lee Strieb FD Christian Education Carol Ann Weston Lay Christian Education Vivian Woods FD Christian Education 60. Who are transferred in as a certified person in specialized ministry? Name Clergy/Lay Status Specialized Ministry Sending Conference None 61. Who are transferred out as a certified person in specialized ministry? Name Clergy/Lay Status Specialized Ministry Receiving Conference None 62. Who have been removed as a certified person in specialized ministry? Name Clergy/Lay Status Specialized Ministry None PART IV CERTIFIED LAY MINISTRY ( ( 271, and The Book of Discipline) 17 Revised June 23, 2016

116 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Who are certified as lay ministers ( 271, and )? (List alphabetically, by district) Name District Caroline Jeanet Jackson Capital Arlene Smith Capital Ramona Wright Capital Gini Christian West Clara Bennett Las Misiones Robert Stephen Buck Las Misiones Leonard (Lenny) G. Dagg Las Misiones Thomas (Tom) Kinkead Las Misiones PART V DIACONAL MINISTERS (Paragraph numbers in questions refer to The 1992 Book of Discipline) 64. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation ( )? (v) Name 65. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers ( 312)? Name Previous Annual Conference Date None 66. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers ( 312)? Name Previous Annual Conference Date None 67. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by Annual Conference action ( 313.3)? (Under 313.3a, no vote; under 313.3b, v 2/3) Name Date Effective None 68. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? a) Effective: Name Date of Birth Date of Death None b) : Name Date of Birth Date of Death Robert Randle Butler 01/17/ /02/2015 Margret Simon 09/24/ /15/ What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence under 313.1a, c, d) (disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave): (v) Name Type of Leave Date Originally Granted None BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 70. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave ( 313.1e): Name Date Originally Granted None 71. Who have returned to active status from extended leave ( 313.1e)? (v)? Name Date Originally Granted None 72. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal ministers ( 313.2): (Under 313.2b, v 2/3) a) This year? Name Date Effective None 18 Revised June 23, 2016

117 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL b) Previously? Name Eleanor L. Carnes Catherine Clark Foster Henry Holloway Molly Jean McFarland Carlene P. Sneed PART VI APPOINTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 73. Who are approved for less than full-time service? a) What associate members, provisional, or full elders are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and for what fraction of fulltime service (in one-quarter increments) is approval granted (for purposes of equitable compensation claim and pension credit) 338.2, 342.2, 1506)? (v 2/3, after 8 years v 3/4): Name Appointment Fraction of Full- Time Service Alexander Gomez Alvarez (FE) (5) Crossroads: Telferner ½ Cheryl A. Broome (FE) (2) Capital: Decker UMC ¼ Gerald Holman Goodridge (FE) (1) Las Misiones: Little Rock Chapel of Bulverde ¼ Liliana Padilla (FE) (1) Las Misiones: Pearsall UMC ¼ Susan Porr (FE) (1) Las Misiones: Poteet UMC ½ Michael Quist (FE LF) (2) El Valle: First Mercedes ½ Dinah Smith Shelly (FE) (8) Las Misiones: Alamo Heights UMC ½ Valerie Nagel Vogt (FE) (1) Capital: Servant Church ½ b) What deacons in full connection and provisional deacons are approved for appointment to less than full-time service ( 331.7)? Name Appointment Fraction of Full- Time Service Mary Catherine Chapman (FD) (11) Las Misiones: FUMC, Pleasanton ¼ Patricia Gideon (FD) (4) Coastal Bend: Bishop: First UMC ¼ Linda Proctor Marceau (FD) (8) Las Misiones: Alamo Heights UMC ¾ Charlotte Garrett Matzinger (FD) (19) Capital: Bethany UMC ¼ Linda Hayden Smith (FD) (12) Las Misiones: University UMC ½ Vivian Woods (FD) NE Baptist & Mission Trail Baptist Hospital ¾ 74. Who have been appointed as interim pastors under the provisions of since the last session of the annual conference, and for what period of time? Name Appointment Start Date End Date Richard Cheatham (OR) First Laredo UMC 10/15/ /01/2016 J. Ken Dahlberg (RE) McCamey / Iraan 01/01/ /30/2016 Sharon Freeto (RE) Harlandale UMC 07/01/2015 John Lambert Nicholson (RE) Rio Texas New Church Start 12/01/2015 Stanley M. Warfield (RE) FUMC Columbus 03/26/ /30/ What changes have been made in appointments since the last annual conference session? (Attach list. Include and identify Appointments Beyond the Local Church (Deacons) and Appointments to Extension Ministries (Elders). Give effective dates of all changes.) Name Appointment Start Date End Date Aponte, Reinaldo (Ray) (PL) From: Rio Grande City: St. John 01/01/2016 To: Raymondville First/Bethel Arrington, Johnny Ray (AM) From: Rocky Mountain Conference 07/01/2015 To: Pleasanton First Barton, Paul (FE) From: Episcopal Theological Seminary of SW 07/01/2015 To: Perkins School of Theology Blanco, Samuel Isaac II (FE) From: Lyford/Edcouch 01/01/2016 To: Elgin First Blaylock, Lisa (FE) From: North Texas Conference 07/01/2015 To: University UMC Austin 19 Revised June 23, 2016

118 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 117 Bradley, George Alan (RE) Cabrera, Sandra M. (FE) Careaga, Gricelda Garcia (PL) Cheatham, Richard (OR) Cheatham, Richard (OR) Collett, David (FD) co*ker, Stephen (Steve) (PL) Cooper, John Jay (FE) Crisp, Kristie (PL) Currie, Sarah Olivia (FE) Duarte, Leticia (PL) Gonzalez, Carlos Jose Graham, Bethany Sue (FD) Greene Jr., Kenneth L. (RA) Hall, Robert E. (RE) Hamann, Rebecca (FD) Hefner, Phillip Ray (FE) Hiatt-Reed, Robin Isabel (FE) Jimenez, Rumaldo (PL) Kee-Rees, JoBeth (FD) Melton, Patrick (PL) Nelson, Melissa S. (RE) Opperude, Robert Lloyd (PL) Paredez, Gilbert (Gil) (FL) Reichert, Andrew (FE) Roe, Charles Eugene (PD) Tillinghast, Charles Jay (FL) Tillinghast, Charles Jay (FL) Tognetti, Joseph (FE) From: Unappointed To: El DivinoSalvador/Jefferson From: North Texas AC Dallas Elmwood/El Buen Samaritano To: Chaplain Intern Park Memorial Hosp. From: Los Wesleyanos/San Lucas To: Los Wesleyanos UMC From: Unappointed To: Interim First UMC Laredo From: Interim - Laredo First UMC To: Unappointed From: co*ker UMC To: Las Misiones District Missioner From: Associate, Alamo Heights To: Unappointed and Withdrawn From: Desert Southwest To: St. Luke UMC Austin Texas From: Unappointed To: Hebronville UMc From: ABLC Gentiva Hospice To: ABLC Chaplain for Eden Hill Comm. From: Unappointed To: El Mesias Laredo From: Christus Santa Rosa Medical System To: Withdrawn From: Leave of Absence To: North Shore UMC, Canyon Texas From: To: Victoria, John Wesley UMC From: Elgin First UMC To: From: New England Conference To: Spring Creek UMC, Fair Oaks Ranch From: Flatonia UMC/Freyburg UMC To: Leave of Absence From: Appointed to Attend School To: Laurel Heights UMC, San Antonio From: Waco: Latin Am./Temple: El Divino Salvador/Moody: El Buen Pastor To: Waco: Latin Am./Temple: El Divino Salvador From: Oklahoma Conference To: Victoria Pastoral Counseling RTC From: Unappointed To: First UMC New Braunfels, Associate From: Los Fresnos UMC/San Benito UMC To: San Benito UMC ½ time From: Waelder UMC To: Unappointed From: Shepherd s Gate To: El Mesias Floresville From: Southwestern University Georgetown To: Private Practice Licensed Psychologist From: Unappointed To: co*ker UMC From: Unappointed To: Church Planter From: New Church Start the Rock To: Flatonia UMC/Freyburg UMC From: Colonial Hills UMC San Antonio To: Lyford/Edcouch 11/01/ /01/ /01/ /15/ /01/ /1/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /1/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/2016 BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 20 Revised June 23, 2016

119 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Troy, Anna (FD) Tucker, Tommy (PL) Villegas, George (Emerson) (PL) Villegas, George (Emerson) (PL) Vogt, Eric (FE) Walden, Clay William (PL) Warden, Thomas Lee (PL) From: First UMC Boerne To: Partners in Ministry (GBGM) From: To: First UMC Marble Falls, Associate From: Jefferson UMC To: Unappointed From: Unappointed To: St. John UMC Rio Grande City From: New Church Start To: Servant Church (Chartered ) From: Beeville/Skidmore UMC To: Skidmore UMC From: First UMC Junction To: Withdrew from UMC / surrendered his license 04/01/ /01/ /31/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ /01/ What elders (full connection and provisional), associate members, and local pastors are appointed to ministry to the local church and where are they appointed for the ensuing year? (Attach a list.) 77. What elders (full connection and provisional), associate members, and local pastors are appointed to extension ministries for the ensuing year? (Attach a list) a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism ( 344.1a, c)? b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (344.1b)? c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of 344.1d? (v 2/3) 78. Who are appointed as deacons (full connection and provisional) for the ensuing year? (Attach a list.) a) Through non-united Methodist agencies and settings beyond the local church ( 331.1a)? b) Through United Methodist Church-related agencies and schools within the connectional structures of The United Methodist Church ( 331.1b)? c) Within a local congregation, charge, or cooperative parish ( 331.1c)? 79. Who are appointed to attend school ( 416.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose prime appointment is to attend school.) Name Clergy Status School Raquel Cajiri Feagins FE Oblate School of Theology Thelma Flores FD Gordon-Conwell Seminary Evgenia E. Gurina-Rodriguez FE Brite Divinity School Clifton Stringer FE Boston College 80. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year ( 310) [1992 Discipline]? (Attach list) None 81. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in pension credit ( ), corrections or additions to matters reported in the "Business of the Annual Conference" form in previous years, and legal name changes of clergy members and diaconal ministers.) Corrections: Charles C. Smith - Discontinued 2014 DEATHS CLERGY SPOUSES AND OTHERS: Barbara Pierce Moore (Spouse of deceased clergy Charles Robert Moore) Died: 11/04/2014 Enriqueta Avendaño (Spouse of deceased clergy Carlos D. Avendaño Castro) Died: 06/03/2015 Ernestine Gray Clark Dixon (Spouse of deceased Bishop Ernest T. Dixon) Died: 06/24/2015 Elizabeth Ann Vega (Spouse of retired clergy Abel Vega, Sr.) Died: 11/21/2015 Roberta Bailey (Spouse of deceased clergy Larry Edward Bailey) Died 12/28/2015 Frankie Phillips Giesler (Spouse of deceased clergy Charles Geisler) Died 01/24/2016 John Campbell (Spouse of clergy Sarah Currie) Died 02/20/2016 Gloria Baldearena (Spouse of deceased clergy Miguel P. Baldearena) Died 04/16/2016 Peggy White Bluntzer Moore (Spouse of deceased clergy Barcus Moore) Died 05/19/2016 Rose Marie Duvall (Spouse of clergy Donald Duvall) Died 5/24/ Where and when shall the next Conference Session be held ( 603.2, 3)? American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, Date: June 8-11, Revised June 23, 2016

120 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 119 This is to Certify that on June 12, 2016, in the Selena Auditorium American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to the action of the Rio Texas Conference, I Ordained as Elders and Deacons in Full Connection in the Church: Front Row, Left to Right :Lisa Winnek Rush, Catherine Linea Stone, Elizabeth L. Klar. Second Row, Left to Right: Juan Cantu, Maribel Vázquez, David A. Corna, Bishop Robert Schnase, Bishop Janice Huie, Wilson Pruitt, Elsa Ramirez, Billie Watts, Anna Katherine Troy, Joseph Tognetti This is to Certify that on June 12, 2016, in the Selena Auditorium American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to the action of the Rio Texas Conference, I Commissioned as Provisional Elders BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Front Row, Left to Right: Michelle Vernone, Adrienne Zermeno, Amy Katherine McClung. Rebekah Cecilia Rochte Second Row, Left to Right: Bryan Jay Rogers. Walter Prescher, Glenn Luhrs, Bishop Robert Schnase, Bishop Janice Huie, John Njie Meande, Robert Clark, C. Osvaldo Benitez, Aaron A. Gonzalez

121 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL This is to Certify that on June 12, 2016 in the Selena Auditorium American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to the action of the Rio Texas Conference, I Ordained as Associate Members: BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Front Row Left to Right: Bishop Robert Schnase, Bishop Janice Huie Standing Left to Right: Baldemar Barrera, Everett McCarley, Audrey Spencer This is to Certify that on June 12, 2016 in the Selena Auditorium American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to the action of the Rio Texas Conference, I Commissioned as Deaconess and Home Missioner:: Bishop Robert Schnase, Julie Ann Smith, Bishop Janice Huie Robert Schnase Presiding Bishop The San Antonio Area The United Methodist Church

122 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 121 SECTION Appointments AM Associate member PD Probationary Deacon FD Deacon in full connection PE Probationary Elder FE Elder in full connection PL Part time Local Pastor FL Full time Local Pastor RA Associate Member HN Honorable Location RD Deacon/Deaconess OA Associate member of other annual conference RE full member OD Deacon Member of other annual conference RH Honorably Located OE Elder member of other annual conference RL Local Pastor OF Full member of other denomination RP Provisional Member OR Elder member of other annual conference -- retired SY Supply Pastor Capital District Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 1221 W Ben White Blvd Ste 201A, Austin TX Teresa Gayle Welborn (3) FE Austin: Berkeley UMC 2407 Berkeley Ave., Austin TX (512) Wilson Pruitt (1) FE Austin: Bethany Anderson Mill Rd, Austin TX (512) Thomas Forrest Deviney (16) FE Assoc. Pastor Sheri Stice Clifton (12) FE Teresa Lynn Kingsbury (3) PL [1/4] David Jesse Minnich (17) FE Kelly Shoenfelt (1) PL [1/4] Tina W. Stenftenagel (4) FE Minister of Care Ministry Charlotte Garrett Matzinger (4) FD [1/4] Minister of Children & Family Ministry Jessica Anne Petersen (6) FD Austin: Covenant UMC 4410 Duval Rd., Austin TX (512) Estela Zuniga Burkhalter (3) FE Austin: Crestview UMC 1300 Morrow St., Austin TX (512) Linda Seaman Elford (7) FE Austin: Decker UMC 8304 Decker Lane, Austin TX (512) To Be Supplied Austin: Emmanuel 200 Brushy St., Austin TX (512) Ella Leal Luna (2) FE Austin: Faith UMC 2701 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX (512) Roy D. Collins, Jr. (3) PL [1/2] Austin: First UMC 1201 Lavaca St., Austin TX (512) Taylor Fuerst (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Michael Christopher Mumme (2) FE Catherine Linea Stone (6) FD Austin: Govalle 831 Springdale Rd., Austin TX Juan Antonio Salas (7) RE [1/4] Austin: Lake Travis 1502 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin TX (512) Raymond Douglas Kiser (8) FE Austin: Memorial 6100 Berkman Dr, Austin TX (512) Cynthia Anne Kepler-Karrer (6) FE APPOINTMENTS

123 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Austin: Northwest Hills 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin TX (512) Laura Eileen Brewster (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Audrey Ann Spencer (4) AM Austin: Oak Hill UMC 7815 Highway 290 West, Austin TX (512) James Patrick Roberts (9) FE Assoc. Pastor Katy Megan Fitzhugh (3) FE Pamela Kay Sheffield (9) FL Austin: Parker Lane UMC 2105 Parker Lane, Austin TX (512) Sharon Satterwhite Stewart (4) FE APPOINTMENTS Austin: Servant Church 1605 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin TX Eric Wayne Vogt (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Valerie Nagel Vogt (1) FE [1/2] Austin: Simpson UMC 1709 E. 12th St., Austin TX (512) Robert Charles Waddle (3) FL Austin: St. John's 2140 Allandale Road, Austin TX (512) Paul Lynd Escamilla (7) FE Assoc. Pastor Hilary Marchbanks (3) PL [3/4] Austin: St. Luke 1306 West Lynn, Austin TX (512) John Robert Cooper, Jr. (2) OE Austin: St. Mark's 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin TX (512) Yong-Shil Kim Ethridge (3) FE Austin: St. Paul's 7206 Creedmoor Rd., Austin TX (512) Larry Alan Lacy (10) RE [1/2] Austin: St. Peter's UMC 4509 Springdale Rd, Austin TX (512) Jack Chavis Gause (11) FE Austin: Tarrytown UMC PO Box 5566, Austin TX (512) Bobbi Kaye Jones (5) FE Assoc. Pastor Walter B. Fulton, III (36) FE David J. Gilliam (5) FE Melissa Suzanne Allen Jenson (1) FE Charles Leonard McClure (4) OR [1/2] Dennis Wilkinson (4) OR [1/2] Austin: Trinity UMC 4001 Speedway, Austin TX (512) Sidney George Hall, III (29) FE Austin: University 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin TX (512) John Robert Elford (7) FE Assoc. Pastor Lisa Marie Blaylock (3) FE Austin: Wesley UMC PO Box 6201, Austin TX (512) Sylvester E. Chase (23) FE Austin: Westlake 1460 Red Bud Trail, Austin TX (512) Lynn Parker Barton (10) FE Assoc. Pastor Lisa Moulton Straus (2) PE Bee Creek UMC 3000 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood TX (512) Laura Jane Heikes (7) FE Assoc. Pastor Gregg Alan Andrews (4) FL Tiffany Hollums (1) OD Bertram PO Box 197, Bertram TX (512) Roberta Blackerby Goodman (3) FE Burnet UMC 301 E Graves St, Burnet TX (512) Jason Andrew Teague (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Calvin Jones (3) PL [1/2]

124 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 123 Cedar Park: First 600 West Park Street, Cedar Park TX (512) Peter Van Castles (7) FL Assoc. Pastor Bonnie Lee How (1) PL [1/2] Chapel Hill S. HWy 183, Lampasas TX (830) To Be Supplied Driftwood UMC PO Box 159, Driftwood TX (512) Michele Marie Lott (1) PL [1/2] Dripping Springs PO Box 99, Dripping Springs TX (512) Scott Alan Bradford (5) AM Assoc. Pastor Adam Kristopher Thornton (5) PE Kempner UMC PO Box 549, Kempner TX (512) Kenneth Foster Sellers, Jr. (1) RE [1/4] Lampasas UMC 2 Alexander Ln., Lampasas TX (512) Jeanette Sue Heart (2) FE Leander UMC 107 S. West Drive, Leander TX (512) Ray Joseph Altman (3) FE Assoc. Pastor Jonathan Snape (1) OE Liberty Hill UMC PO Box 266, Liberty Hill TX (512) Steven William Fieldcamp (3) FE Assoc. Pastor Judy Swarts (5) PL [1/2] Lometa/Bend PO Box 405, Lometa TX (512) Barbara Fruin Dyke (1) FE Manchaca UMC PO Box 460, Manchaca TX (512) William Anderson Smith (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Tracey Bowles Beadle (5) FE Pflugerville UMC PO Box 560, Pflugerville TX (512) Wade Leroy Lindstrom (4) FE Rolling Hills Community 6201 Lohman Ford Rd, Lago Vista TX (512) Gary Lee Olsen (25) OF Waco: Latin American/Temple: El Divino Salvador 3406 Rosewood Dr., Temple TX Rumaldo Jimenez (2) PL [1/2] RTC New Church Start, Valerie Jean Sansing (3) FE APPOINTMENTS Coastal Bend District Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 3510 Gollihar Rd., Corpus Christi TX (361) Eradio Valverde, Jr. (7) FE Alice: El Mesias / Banquete PO Box 955, Alice TX (979) Kathey Adams (1) PL [1/2] Alice: First UMC 111 N. Adams, Alice TX (361) Earl Dale White (3) FE Aransas Pass UMC 523 South 8th Street, Aransas Pass TX (361) John Abner Lee, III (2) FE Beeville: First UMC 106 E. Cleveland St., Beeville TX (361) Dean Virgil Fleming (1) PE Beeville: Jones Chapel UMC 115 N. Leverman, Beeville TX (361) Betty Whiteside (7) LY [1/4]

125 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS Bishop PO Box 387, Bishop TX (361) Patricia Daline Gideon (1) FD [1/4] Bishop: El Redentor 406 West 6th, Bishop TX (361) Arnulfo Rodriguez (1) SY [1/4] CC: Asbury 7501 S. Staples, Corpus Christi TX (361) Tom Neal Tarver (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Gertrude Sparks Paul (6) RL [1/2] CC: El Buen Pastor PO Box 3224, Corpus Christi TX Jose Arnulfo Torres (4) FE CC: First UMC 900 S. Shoreline, Corpus Christi TX (361) Gregory Allan Hackett (9) FE Assoc. Pastor Barton Howard Bailey (3) FE Montgomery Jack English (3) PL [1/4] Gloria Voges Lear (4) RE [1/2] CC: Grace Northwest Boulevard, Corpus Christi TX (361) James Jason Fry (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Rebekah Cecilia Rochte (1) PE CC: Island in the Son Highway 361, Corpus Christi TX (361) To Be Supplied CC: Kelsey Memorial 1610 Comanche St., Corpus Christi TX John Vincent Fletcher (2) FE CC: St. John's 5300 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi TX (361) Michael William Morris (3) FE CC: St. Lukes 3151 Reid Drive, Corpus Christi TX (361) Paul William Allan (4) FE CC: St. Paul PO Box 9153, Corpus Christi TX (361) Robert Marks, Jr. (2) OF CC: St. Peter's by the Sea/CC District PO Box 18070, Corpus Christi TX (361) Linda Karen Morrow (7) FE CC: Wesley 3915 Gollihar, Corpus Christi TX (361) John Mendez Valles (8) OE [1/2] Falfurrias/Premont 302 W. Allen, Falfurrias TX (361) Clay W. Walden (1) FL Fannin PO Box 70, Fannin TX Ileen R. Foley (4) PL [3/4] Fashing UMC 1262 Frontier, Spring Branch TX Cynthia Ann Rauser (2) PL [1/4] Freer/Bruni PO Box 75, Freer TX (361) To Be Supplied George West UMC PO Box 266, George West TX (361) Patricia Lee Zaiontz-Newcomer (4) FE Goliad: Fannin St. PO Box 342, Goliad TX (361) To Be Supplied Goliad: First UMC PO Box 1223, Goliad TX (361) Wesley Odell Craig (3) OF Hebbronville: FUMC PO Box 177, Hebbronville TX (361) Kristie Crisp (2) PL [1/4] Ingleside UMC PO Box 688, Ingleside TX (361) Gail Danforth (2) FL Karnes City 201 N. Esplanade, Karnes City TX (830) Cleo Sue Huntsman (6) FE Kenedy: El Buen Samaritano PO Box 544, Kenedy TX Maria Vela (4) PL [1/4]

126 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 125 Kingsville: Christ / Riviera PO Box 1833, Kingsville TX (361) Harold Martin Onwiler (3) RE [1/2] Kingsville: El Buen Pastor 501 E. Alice, Kingsville TX Javier Canales (2) SY [1/4] Kingsville: First UMC PO Box 553, Kingsville TX (361) Vallilea Blair (1) FE Assoc. Pastor John Thomas Cochran (2) PL [1/2] Mathis UMC 420 S. Duval, Mathis TX (361) Elizabeth Pratt Tatum (4) FE Odem: First UMC PO Box 600, Odem TX (361) Bryan Jay Rogers (4) PE Palacios UMC PO Box 947, Palacios TX (361) David Gray King (5) FE Pettus/Pawnee PO Box B, Pettus TX (361) Gerald Lee Harvey (6) RA [1/2] Point Comfort / Lolita PO Box 787, Point Comfort TX (361) Danielle Elizabeth Knapp (3) FE Port Lavaca: First 814 N. San Antonio, Port Lavaca TX (361) Kelli Lee Williamson (2) FE Portland: First UMC 4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland TX (361) Pamela Lynn Dykehouse (5) FE Assoc. Pastor Kevin Spencer Portwood (2) FL Minister of Childrens Ministry Lisa Winnek Rush (1) FD Refugio UMC PO Box 267, Refugio TX (361) Kendall Chandler Houston, Jr. (3) RA Robstown: El Redentor PO Box 607, Robstown TX To Be Supplied Rockport: First UMC PO Box 1045, Rockport TX (361) Laura Hewett Becker (5) FE San Diego: FUMC PO Box 651, San Diego TX To Be Supplied Seadrift / Austwell PO Box 307, Seadrift TX (361) Mary June Cantrell (6) PL [3/4] Sinton: First UMC PO Box 276, Sinton TX (361) Rosemary Charmaine Grattan (4) FE Skidmore UMC PO Box 643, Skidmore TX (361) To Be Supplied Taft UMC PO Box 808, Taft TX (361) Clifford William Krcha (3) PL [3/4] Three Rivers UMC PO Box 417, Three Rivers TX (361) Adrienne Lynn Zermeno (1) PE Woodsboro: Faith United PO Box 1049, Woodsboro TX (361) Daesub Han (7) FE APPOINTMENTS Crossroads District Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 200 C & D, Victoria TX (361) Robert M Lopez (3) FE Altair: Wesley Chapel PO Box 625, Altair TX Edward E. Glover (3) SY [1/2]

127 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS Bastrop UMC PO Box 672, Bastrop TX (512) Richard Lee Leggett (3) FE Bay City: Nazareth To Be Supplied 1618 Grace St., Bay City TX Bloomington/Nursery PO Box 893, Bloomington TX (361) Paul Anthony Beard (11) PL [1/2] Bryan: Oak Grove To Be Supplied 403 E. Dodge St., Bryan TX Cedar Creek UMC PO Box 33, Cedar Creek TX (512) Cathleen Ann Evins (4) FE Columbus: First 1229 Milam St, Columbus TX (979) Mark Andrew Brechin (2) FE Columbus: St. Paul PO Box 1074, Columbus TX (979) James Lee Bryant (3) PL [1/2] Cuero/Rabke 211 N. Clinton, Cuero TX (361) Donna Lynn Martin (2) FE Dewville PO Box 900, Seguin TX (830) Billy Lynn Alex (7) PL [1/4] Eagle Lake / Garwood: Lehrer Memorial PO Box 695, Eagle Lake TX (979) Laura Lee Alvarez (2) PE Edna: First UMC PO Box 790, Edna TX (361) Adam Ray Knapp (3) FE Edna: Scruggs PO Box 202, Edna TX (361) Hayward Arthur Robinson (7) PL [1/2] El Campo: First UMC 1001 Avenue I, El Campo TX (979) Margot Ann Perez-Greene (2) FE El Campo: St. Paul UMC 211 E. Third, El Campo TX (979) Beverly Mae Schmidt (18) FE El Campo: Wesley Chapel Melvin Carter (2) PL [1/4] PO Box 723, El Campo TX (979) Elgin 216 West 3rd St, Elgin TX (512) Samuel Isaac Blanco, II (2) FE Elgin: Bethel 3602 Ferguson Lane, Austin TX Cecilio Jimenez (19) SY [1/4] Flatonia / Freyburg PO Box 386, Flatonia TX (361) Jeffrey Scott Muehl (1) FE Ganado/Louise PO Box 345, Ganado TX (361) Stuart Mark Smith (2) FL Gonzales: First UMC 426 St. Paul, Gonzales TX (830) Matthew James Pennington (1) FE Gonzales: Henson Chapel/Evan's Chapel 205 W. Park St., Hallettsville TX (830) Elroy Johnson (7) PL [1/2] Hallettsville / Mossy Grove PO Box 352, Hallettsville TX (361) Melanie Renee Monroe (4) FE Hallettsville Circuit PO Box 282, Hallettsville TX (361) Nancy P. Foley (3) OF [1/2] Harwood / Prairie Lea PO Box 67, Harwood TX (830) David Wayne Dillon (4) PL [1/2] Haynie Chapel PO Box 1128, Del Valle TX (512) Eileen Pirkle (3) PL [1/2] Industry PO Box 86, Industry TX (979) Vivian Leighanne Brechin (2) FE Industry: Cherry Chapel PO Box 254, Industry TX (512) Robert Mays (4) SY [1/2]

128 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 127 La Grange: First UMC PO Box 89, La Grange TX (979) Joachim Paul Bruhn (7) FE Assoc. Pastor Jennifer Grace Purdy (2) FL LaGrange: St. James 710 N. Jackson St., La Grange TX (512) Willie Mae Williams (2) SY [1/4] Lockhart: First UMC PO Box 897, Lockhart TX (512) Robert Walter Clopton, III (4) AM Assoc. Pastor Leo Raynaldo Carrasco (2) RL [1/2] Lockhart: St. Mark / Dale: Corinth PO Box 997, Lockhart TX (512) Mae Elizabeth Fletcher (8) PL [1/2] Luling: First UMC 703 E Bowie, Luling TX (830) Madeline Carrasco Henners (4) FE Luling: Wm Taylor UMC PO Box 963, Luling TX (830) Foster Roberts (3) RA [1/4] Lytton Springs 9195 F.M. 1854, Dale TX David Driskell (1) FL [1/4] Manor UMC PO Box 327, Manor TX (512) Jason Surdy (1) PL [1/2] Martindale PO Box 552, Martindale TX (512) Donald Ray Duvall (15) RA [1/2] Monthalia / Belmont PO Box 213, Cost TX (830) Paul Neal Smith (15) FL Muldoon 2642 W. FM 2237, Muldoon TX To Be Supplied Nixon PO Box 20, Nixon TX (830) Rhonda Gail Troll (4) PL [3/4] Nixon: Harris Chapel 306 S. Liberty Ave., Nixon TX (830) James C. Williams (9) SY [1/4] Port Arthur: Getsemani th St., Port Arthur TX Jesus Lopez (3) PL [1/2] Rock Island PO Box 182, Rock Island TX (361) To Be Supplied Schulenburg 209 N. Upton Ave., Schulenburg TX (979) Frank Bumjoon Baik (2) PE Schulenburg: Stevens Chapel 1805 Allen Rd., Victoria TX (361) Rufus Diggs (2) SY [1/4] Seguin: First UMC 710 North Austin St., Seguin TX (830) Andrew Ward Smith (3) FE Assoc. Pastor William L. Knobles (3) PL [3/4] Ronal Coleman Welborn (8) AM C.J. Tillinghast (1) (FL) Seguin: La Trinidad/CASA Hermosa PO Box 413, Seguin TX Javier Leyva (1) FE Assoc. Pastor Rudy Herrera (1) PL [1/4] Seguin: Wesley Harper UMC PO Box 347, Seguin TX (830) John Njie Meande (2) PE Shiner PO Box 122, Shiner TX (361) Amy Katherine McClung (2) PE Smiley UMC PO Box 98, Smiley TX (830) Tina Harlene Sadler (5) RL [1/4] Smithville: First PO Box 698, Smithville TX (512) Karen Sue Boehk (14) FE Smithville: FUMC / Winchester 8933 FM 153, Winchester TX Jorge Daniel Herrera (1) FL APPOINTMENTS

129 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS Staples/Kingsbury/Fentress PO Box 127, Staples TX (512) Janet Kay Hahn (1) FL Telferner PO Box 714, Telferner TX (361) Alexander Gomez Alvarez (1) FE [1/2] V: First UMC 407 N Bridge St., Victoria TX (361) Timothy Carl Brewer (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Russell Philip Bowlin (4) FL Paul G. Whiteley (4) FL V: Webster Chapel PO Box 5529, Victoria TX (361) Zettie Fennie Woodson (7) FL Victoria: John Wesley 8300 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy, Victoria, TX Kenneth L. Greene, Jr. (2) RA [3/4] Weimer PO Box 775, Weimar TX (979) Susan Rang (1) FL Yoakum/Hope PO Box 72, Yoakum TX (361) Warren George Hornung (5) RE Yorktown: First/ Runge PO Box 874, Yorktown TX (361) Roberta Marie Parrillo (1) FL Victoria Pastoral Counseling 1501 Mockingbird Lane #275, Victoria, TX 77904, Pastoral Counseling JoBeth Kee-Rees (1) FD El Valle District Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 1909 W Harrison Ave., Harlingen TX (956) Laura Anne Merrill (7) FE Alamo: San Pablo PO Box 434, Alamo TX Federico Perez (4) PL [1/2] Brownsville: El Buen Pastor 435 Boca Chica Blvd., Brownsville TX Amelia Pieterse Beasley (2) PE Brownsville: First 1225 Boca Chica Blvd., Brownsville TX (956) Lorenza Andrade Smith (2) FE Brownsville: Templo Emmanuel 135 Madison St., Brownsville TX Arnoldo C. Cavazos (14) PL [1/2] Donna: FUMC / Principe de Paz 228 S Main St, Donna TX (956) Abraham Isaac Ramirez (2) FE Edinburg: El Buen Pastor 705 E. University Drive, Edinburg TX Isidro E Pina (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Norma Lisa Pollard (10) PL [1/2] Edinburg: First UMC PO Box 25, Edinburg TX (956) Elizabeth Ruth Wright (4) FE Harlingen: El Buen Samaritano PO Box 25, Edinburg TX (956) Maria Rodriguez Soto (5) FL x Harlingen: First UMC 321 E. Harrison, Harlingen TX (956) David Erich Payne (7) FE Harlingen: Valley Praise 1927 W. Jefferson Ave., Harlingen TX (956) Aaron Gabriel Saenz (5) FL Assoc. Pastor James Kevin Harden (2) FL Harlingen: Wesley UMC 1406 E Austin Avenue, Harlingen TX (956) Jeana LeAnn Martin (1) FE

130 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 129 La Feria UMC PO Box 117, La Feria TX (956) William Clyde Davis, Jr. (2) FE La Feria: Dios es Amor PO Box 118, La Feria TX Juan Ortiz Jara (3) PL [1/2] Lyford / Edcouch PO Box H, Lyford TX (956) Joseph Tognetti (2) FE MC: El Divino Redentor PO Box 1570, Mcallen TX Nydia Irizarry Jara (3) FE MC: First UMC 4200 N. McColl Road, McAllen TX (956) Ricky Lynn Sanderford (8) FE Assoc. Pastor Robert Aaron Perales (4) PE MC: St. Mark UMC 301 Pecan Blvd, Mcallen TX (956) Juan Crescencio Osorio (3) FE MC: Trinity 1801 Trenton Rd., McAllen TX (956) Azucena Munoz Tressler (2) SY [1/2] Mercedes 200 W 16th St., Mercedes TX (956) Michael Jonathan Quist (2) FE [1/2] Mercedes: El Buen Pastor 341 S. Virginia Avenue, Mercedes TX Steven Esteban Salinas (10) PL [1/2] Mission: El Mesias PO Box 4787, Mission TX (956) Cynthia Grout Layton (3) FE Mission: First UMC 1101 Doherty, Mission TX (956) William Monroe Duke (7) FE Pharr: La Trinidad 105 E. Warren Street, Pharr TX Jose Arturo Perez (3) PL [1/2] Pharr: Nueva Vida PO Box 1558, Pharr TX Juanita Martinez (3) SY [1/4] Port Isabel: First PO Box 1085, Port Isabel TX (956) Joseph Lewis Berkley, Sr. (4) FL Raymondville: First / Bethel PO Box 825, Raymondville TX (956) Reinaldo Aponte (2) PL [1/2] Rio Grande City: First 2548 Palm Circle, Rio Grande City TX Jon Herrin (4) OE Rio Grande City: St. John's 109 N. FM 3167, Rio Grande City TX (956) George Villegas (2) PL [3/4] San Benito 400 N Sam Houston Blvd, San Benito TX (956) Melissa Lee Smith Nelson (3) RE [1/2] San Juan PO Box 24, San Juan TX (956) Robert Stemme (1) RE [1/2] San Juan: Los Wesleyanos PO Box 705, San Juan TX Gricelda Garcia Careaga (2) PL [1/4] Santa Rosa/Elsa PO Box 792, Santa Rosa TX (956) James V. Ramirez (2) PL [3/4] Weslaco: First UMC 520 S. Illinois, Weslaco TX (956) Jerimey Joshua Wicke (3) FE Weslaco: La Santisima Trinidad 409 E. Second Street, Weslaco TX Carlos L. Zamora (10) AM Zapata PO Box 5218, Zapata TX (956) Bill Donald Campbell (12) OF [1/2] RTC New Church Start 3822 W. Daffodil Ave., McAllen TX Ruben Saenz, III FL (3) APPOINTMENTS

131 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Hill Country District APPOINTMENTS Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 222 Sidney Baker South Ste 528, Kerrville TX (830) John Alexander Wright (1) FE Bandera UMC PO Box 128, Bandera TX (830) Larry Lewis McRorey, Jr. (3) FE Blanco UMC PO Box 339, Blanco TX (830) Edwin Carlos Cloyd (2) FE Boerne: First 205 E. James St., Boerne TX (830) Ricky Lynn Burk (6) FE Assoc. Pastor Klinton Wesley Cain (2) FE Russell Thomas Miller (1) FD Buchanan Dam: Highland Lakes PO Box 1005, Buchanan Dam TX (325) Jenny Cravey Tucker (1) FE Buda UMC PO Box 1196, Buda TX (512) Nancy Day (6) FE Canyon Lake UMC 206 Flintstone Dr., Canyon Lake TX (830) Mark Courtney Porterfield (2) FE Canyon Lake: North Shore UMC North Cranes Mill Road, Canyon Lake TX (830) Kimberly Anne Ladish Burke (4) FE Assoc. Pastor Bethany Sue Graham (2) FD Kenneth Coleman Polk (1) PL [1/4] Carrizo Springs UMC PO Box 301, Carrizo Springs TX (830) Jacob Hunter (1) FL Castroville: Medina Valley UMC PO Box 1607, Castroville TX (830) Everett W. McCarley (1) AM Center Point PO Box 530, Center Point TX (830) William Denzil Johnson (3) RE [1/2] Comfort: Gaddis Memorial PO Box 566, Comfort TX (830) Carolyn Fry McGuire (5) FE Crystal City PO Box 328, Crystal City TX (830) Baldemar Barrera (5) AM [1/2] Crystal City: Swindall Memorial 204 E. Kinney St., Crystal City TX To Be Supplied Eagle Pass UMC 571 Quarry Street, Eagle Pass TX (830) Becky Baxter Ballou (4) FE Eagle Pass: La Trinidad 811 N. Bibb Ave, Eagle Pass TX Noelia Gomez (5) SY [1/4] Fredericksburg UMC 1800 North Llano, Fredericksburg TX (830) George Enos Lumpkin, Jr. (2) FE Assoc. Pastor John Sidney Spiller (3) RE [1/2] Granite Shoals: Grace UMC 4007 Valley View Lane, Granite Shoals TX (830) Donna Jo Shaw (2) PL [1/2] Gruene UMC 2629 E Common St., New Braunfels TX (830) Karen Lynn Horan (10) FE Assoc. Pastor Brock Douglas Gillman (2) FL Harper UMC PO Box 11, Harper TX (830) Neal Matthews (32) RE [1/2]

132 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 131 Hondo UMC th St, Hondo TX (830) Lonnie Buren Phillips (3) FE Hunt UMC PO Box 137, Hunt TX (830) James Michael Cave (4) FE Johnson City UMC PO Box 207, Johnson City TX (830) Herman Lee Romero (6) FE Kerrville: Barnett Chapel 710 Paschal, Kerrville TX (830) Allen Noah (6) FL Kerrville: First UMC 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville TX (830) James Ryan Barnett (3) FE Assoc. Pastor Phillip Gregory Hoeflinger (3) FE Donna S. Magee (4) FL Logan M. Talamas (1) FL Kerrville: St. Paul's UMC PO Box , Kerrville TX (830) Randall Anthony Hilburn (3) FE Kyle UMC PO Box 69, Kyle TX (512) Darlene Elizabeth Boaz (2) FE Lakehills UMC PO Box 565, Pipe Creek TX (830) Celia Eileen Halfacre (4) FE Leakey PO Box 417, Leakey TX (830) Walter A. Prescher, III (1) PE Llano: Lutie Watkins UMC PO Box 397, Llano TX (325) Leslie Ann Smith Tomlinson (4) FE Dir of Youth Ministries Kristopher Jay Tomlinson (1) FD Marble Falls UMC 1101 Bluebonnet Dr., Marble Falls TX (830) Ellen Lynne Ely (6) FE Assoc. Pastor William Jonathan Weems (5) OF Medina UMC PO Box 208, Medina TX (830) William Keith Stegemueller (14) FE Montel PO Box 983, Leakey TX (830) William Douglas Smith (1) RA [1/2] New Braunfels: First UMC 572 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels TX (830) Jason Elliot Adams (5) FE Assoc. Pastor Theresa Marie Booth (1) FL Patrick J. Melton (2) PL [3/4] New Fountain 2980 FM 2676, Hondo TX (830) Joyce Lynn McCormick (2) FE Sabinal: First UMC PO Box 327, Sabinal TX (830) Glenn Arthur Luhrs (1) PE San Marcos: El Buen Pastor 209 E. Grove St., San Marcos TX Esperanza Baltazar-Ramirez (3) FL San Marcos: First UMC 129 W. Hutchison, San Marcos TX (512) Jarrell Virgil Sharp (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Michael Todd Salmi (5) FE San Marcos: Jackson Chapel PO Box 109, San Marcos TX (512) Sidney Ray Martin (3) PL [1/2] Utopia UMC PO Box 388, Utopia TX (830) Charles Ernest Crane (6) AM Uvalde: First UMC 301 N. High, Uvalde TX (830) Steven David Peyton (1) FE Uvalde: La Divina Trinidad PO Box 5335, Uvalde TX Ricardo Garcia (14) SY [1/4] APPOINTMENTS

133 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Valley Spring/Cherokee PO Box 5716, Valley Spring TX (325) Milburn Edens Hazlewood (1) RE [1/2] Walnut PO Box 123, Round Mountain TX William Grady Roe (1) RE [1/2] Wimberley UMC PO Box 737, Wimberley TX (512) Richard Alvin Young (2) FE Yancey PO Box 126, Yancey TX (830) Larry Lee Scharmann (3) RE [1/4] RTC New Church Start Kyle Robert Toomire (10) FE Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) Las Misiones District APPOINTMENTS District Superintendent Huebner Rd., San Antonio TX Carl Walter Rohlfs (8) FE Bracken UMC FM 2252, San Antonio TX (830) Christine Coffey Bistline (3) FE Assoc. Pastor Bradley Lynn DeHaven (2) RE [1/4] Bulverde UMC Hwy 281 N, San Antonio TX (830) Ralph Duke Mann (6) FE Assoc. Pastor Barbara Kutac Aziz (4) FE Dawn Denise Baird (3) PE Reese Alexandra Henry (9) FL Michael W. McCrum (3) PL [1/2] Christine UMC PO Box 281, Christine TX Gary William Martin (14) PL [1/2] Cotulla: First UMC 302 Center St, Cotulla TX (830) Chad Aaron Chamness (1) FL Devine UMC PO Box 526, Devine TX (830) Harold Gilbert Dailey (2) FE Dilley UMC PO Box Q, Dilley TX (830) Milford Randolph Zirkel, Jr. (2) RE Dilley: Bethania PO Box 126, Dilley TX Jacob De La Garza (8) SY Floresville UMC 1205 B Street, Floresville TX (830) Peter Michael Aguilar (4) FE Floresville: El Mesias 983 2nd Street, Floresville TX Gilbert Paredez (2) FL Helotes Hills UMC Bandera Rd., Helotes TX (210) James Edgar Sweet, Jr. (1) FE Jourdanton 705 Chestnut, Jourdanton TX (830) Bernard Preston Ritchea (3) FE La Vernia PO Box 155, La Vernia TX (830) Stephen Antony Curry (4) FE Laredo: El Mesias PO Box 2945, Laredo TX (956) Leticia Duarte (2) PL [1/2] Laredo: First UMC 1220 McClelland, Laredo TX (956) Paul Ellis Harris (4) FE Laredo: La Trinidad PO Box 1477, Laredo TX Rodolfo Cajiri (2) FE Lytle PO Box 608, Lytle TX (830) Scott Alan Martin (26) FE

134 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 133 Oak Island UMC 2970 DeVilbiss Lane, San Antonio TX (210) Jay Fletcher Pool (13) FE Pearsall UMC PO Box 243, Pearsall TX (830) Linda Kay Thompson Montgomery (1) FE Pearsall: San Pablo 406 W. Trinity St., Pearsall TX Liliana Padilla (1) FE [1/4] Pleasanton: First UMC PO Box 187, Pleasanton TX (830) Johnny Ray Arrington (2) OA Minister Of Education Mary Catherine Chapman (12) FD [1/4] Poteet UMC PO Box 307, Poteet TX (830) TBS SAnt: Alamo 4071 N Foster Rd., San Antonio TX (210) George Chambers (5) PL [1/4] SAnt: Alamo Heights 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio TX (210) David Joseph McNitzky (22) FE Assoc. Pastor Donna Brown Bellamy (4) PL [1/4] Scott Ryan Heare (19) FE John Christopher Hinkebein (5) PL [3/4] Robert Ortiz (5) FL Matthew Scott (5) FL Dinah Smith Shelly (10) FE [1/2] Janet Laurie Weatherston (4) PL [1/4] Pastor of Missions and Outreach Linda Proctor Marceau (7) FD [3/4] Pastor of Prayer and Spiritual Nurture Donna Lee Strieb (8) FD SAnt: Aldersgate 502 Kayton, San Antonio TX (210) Sonia L. Alvarado (2) OE [1/2] Assoc. Pastor Octaviano Zapata Garcia (3) PL [1/4] SAnt: Bethany 4102 Eisenhauer, San Antonio TX (210) Michelle Jacquelynn Vernone (2) PE SAnt: Bethel UMC Robert Edward Glenn (11) AM 227 S Acme Rd., San Antonio TX (210) SAnt: Chapel Hill UMC 4114 S.W. Loop 410, San Antonio TX (210) David Ray Felps (4) FE SAnt: Chinese UMC 6487 Whitby Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Newman Huo (1) PL [1/2] SAnt: Christ Fellowship PO Box 1666, Helotes TX (210) Wade Alan Powell (1) PE Assoc. Pastor Charleen Burghardt (4) PL [1/4] SAnt: co*ker UMC 231 E. North Loop Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Charles Adam Knight (1) FE Assoc. Pastor David E. Blanco (2) FE Damon Edward Relder (8) FE Charles Eugene Roe (2) PD [1/4] SAnt: Colonial Hills UMC 5247 Vance Jackson, San Antonio TX (210) Diana Kelley Phillips (4) FE SAnt: Divine Grace UMC 211 North Park Blvd, San Antonio TX (210) Janie Rose Alejandro (1) SY [1/2] SAnt: East St. Paul UMC 211 Lockhart, San Antonio TX (210) Ruth Aquellis Martin (2) OD [1/2] SAnt: El Buen Samaritano 302 Odis, San Antonio TX Josue Mora Pena (2) RA [1/2] SAnt: Jefferson Y El Divino Salvador 1701 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio TX George Allan Bradley (2) RE [1/4] APPOINTMENTS

135 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS SAnt: El Mesias PO Box 10210, San Antonio TX Bernardo Garzon (3) FL SAnt: Emanuel 3225 W. Poplar St., San Antonio TX (210) Jose David Mercado (4) FL SAnt: Epworth 5718 Pecan Valley Drive, San Antonio TX (210) George Robert Grimes, Jr. (3) PL [1/2] SAnt: Ernest T. Dixon 6060 US HWY 87 E, San Antonio TX (210) Germaine Tropez Mathis (6) FE [1/2] SAnt: Harlandale 6025 South Flores, San Antonio TX (210) Sharon May Freeto (2) RE [1/2] SAnt: Jacob's Chapel UMC Johnny R. Toy (9) AM 406 S Polaris, San Antonio TX (210) SAnt: Korean UMC Hyeok Bae (6) OF 5705 Blanco, San Antonio TX (210) SAnt: La Trinidad 300 San Fernando Street, San Antonio TX (210) John Patrick Feagins (4) FE SAnt: Laurel Heights UMC 227 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio TX (210) James Carlyle McClain, Jr. (7) FE Assoc. Pastor Robin Isabel Hiatt-Reed (2) FE [1/4] SAnt: Northern Hills UMC 3703 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio TX (210) Milton Henry Lewis, III (28) FE Assoc. Pastor Abdon Garza (4) PL [1/4] Daniel Richard Harrington (3) FE Guadalupe T. Villalpando-Stewart (5) FE [3/4] James C. Williams (4) SY [1/4] SAnt: Northwest Hills UMC 7575 Tezel Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Jack David Trawick (31) FE SAnt: Oak Meadow UMC 2740 Hunters Green Dr, San Antonio TX (210) David Ellsworth Edgar (1) RE [1/2] SAnt: Oxford UMC 9739 Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX (210) Juan Cantu, Jr. (1) FE SAnt: Pollard Memorial PO Box 5473, San Antonio TX Casimiro Osvaldo Benitez (2) PE SAnt: Principe De Paz 1415 Brady Blvd., San Antonio TX Fernando P. Sanchez (2) AM SAnt: Resurrection UMC PO Box 225, Adkins TX (210) David Rivera (2) FL SAnt: Sanford Chapel PO Box , San Antonio TX To Be Supplied SAnt: Spring Creek Old Fredericksburg Road, Fair Oaks Ranch TX (830) Stephen Albert Sanders (9) FE Assoc. Pastor Rebecca D. Hamann (2) OD [1/2] Frank Ritchie (5) PL [1/4] SAnt: St. Andrew's UMC 722 Robinhood Pl, San Antonio TX (210) Michael Paul Crocker (1) FL SAnt: St. John's UMC 2002 Bandera Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Carolyn Louise Stapleton (1) RE [1/2] SAnt: St. Mark's UMC 1902 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio TX (210) John Newton Brown, III (5) FE SAnt: St. Matthew's UMC 2738 MacArthur View, San Antonio TX (210) Alan Earl Delafield (6) FE SAnt: St. Paul UMC 508 N. Center Street, San Antonio TX (210) James Patrick Amerson (3) FE

136 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 135 SAnt: Travis Park UMC 230 E Travis St, San Antonio TX (210) Monte Paul Marshall (5) FE Assoc. Pastor Billie Watts (1) FE SAnt: Trinity UMC 6800 Wurzbach, San Antonio TX (210) Robert Lee Clark, II (3) PE SAnt: University UMC 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio TX (210) Ben Trammell (1) OE Assoc. Pastor Laurinda Kwiatkowski (6) FL Maximino Vega Perez, Jr. (2) FE Michael Lawrence Schulz (5) PL [1/4] Minister to Senior Adults Linda Hayden Smith (14) FD [1/2] SAnt: Westlawn 122 S. San Manuel St., San Antonio TX Alicia Campos (4) FE SAnt: Windcrest UMC 8101 Midcrown, San Antonio TX (210) Terrence Kenyon Hayes (3) FE Assoc. Pastor Joan G. Ahrens (4) RL [1/4] Schertz UMC 3460 Roy Richard Dr, Schertz TX (210) James Mark Curran (1) AM Assoc. Pastor Mike Vlk (1) FL [1/4] Somerset UMC th St., Somerset TX (830) Helen Ruth Brock (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Robert Pierce (4) PL [1/4] Stockdale: Christ UMC PO Box 247, Stockdale TX (830) Raymond Perales (2) FL Universal City 90 Winn, Universal City TX (210) Linda Sue Baumheckel (2) FE Rio Texas New Church Start 5800 Midcrown Dr, San Antonio TX Emerson Allen, Jr. (9) FL Rio Texas New Church Start Stan Gonzalez (4) FL Rio Texas New Church Start Interim Pastor John Lambert Nicholson (2) RE District Missioner Huebner Road, San Antonio TX (210) David Melville Collett (2) FD APPOINTMENTS West District Appointment Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) District Superintendent 1315 South Abe St., San Angelo TX Steven Mark Purdy (3) FE Art / Castell PO Box 44, Castell TX Tim Walter Fahrenthold (1) RE Big Lake / Barnhart PO Box 894, Big Lake TX (325) Larry Allen Young (11) FE Brackettville UMC PO Box 93, Brackettville TX (830) Cynthia Grilk Engstrom (3) FE Brady: First UMC PO Box 1030, Brady TX (325) Norman Phillip Steinbach (4) FE

137 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS Bronte: First PO Box D, Bronte TX (325) Everette Elmo Boyce, Jr. (5) FE Christoval / SG: Grape Creek PO Box 259, Christoval TX (325) Catherine Otto McCorkle (8) PL [3/4] Del Rio: El Principe de Paz 200 Diaz, Del Rio TX Ricardo Rubio (9) FE Del Rio: First UMC PO Box 1234, Del Rio TX (830) John Adam Fluth, Jr. (2) FE Eldorado: First PO Box 678, Eldorado TX (325) Leigh Livingston Lloyd (1) FE Goldthwaite UMC PO Box 447, Goldthwaite TX (325) Sheldon Ray Johnson (2) FE Hilda PO Box 1404, Mason TX (325) Michael Kent Bell (1) FL Iraan PO Box 816, Iraan TX (432) To Be Supplied Junction / London 902 Main, Junction TX (325) Deirdre Camille Bryant (3) FE Mason: First UMC PO Box 178, Mason TX (385) Colleen Glasse Haley (5) FE McCamey: First/Rankin PO Box 964, McCamey TX (432) David Sanchez (1) FE Melvin PO Box 866, Melvin TX To Be Supplied Menard: First UMC PO Box 851, Menard TX (325) Richard Mark Krause (6) FL Mertzon PO Box 583, Mertzon TX (325) Cynthia J. Jackson (2) FL Miles PO Box 205, Miles TX Gary Don Karschner (11) FL Odessa: El Divino Salvador 800 S. Jackson Avenue, Odessa TX Oscar Lovos (5) SY [1/4] Ozona UMC PO Box 983, Ozona TX (325) Arvilla Jean Reardon (6) FE Robert Lee PO Box 144, Robert Lee TX (325) Cynthia Joanne Weidner (5) FL Rocksprings: FUMC/Barksdale PO Box 406, Rocksprings TX (830) Linda O'Neal (3) OR [1/4] San Saba UMC PO Box 487, San Saba TX (325) John Thomas Saint (3) FE SAng: Bethel PO Box 184, San Angelo TX Saul Israel Valle (1) FE SAng: First UMC 37 East Beauregard, San Angelo TX (325) Samuel Austin Hunnicutt (4) FE Assoc. Pastor Sheree Maberry Harris (6) FE David Henry Miron (3) FD Dale Wade Weise (9) PL [1/4] SAng: Sierra Vista UMC 4522 College Hills Blvd, San Angelo TX (325) Dayton Stanton Whites (2) FE Assoc. Pastor Tamara Jean Strehli (4) FE SAng: St. Luke 2781 West Ave N, San Angelo TX (325) Charles Henry Baskin (1) FE SAng: Wesley Trinity 301 W. 18th Street, San Angelo TX (325) Charles Dwain Stephens, Sr. (1) FE

138 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 137 Sonora UMC PO Box 675, Sonora TX (325) William Monroe Harris, III (1) FE Star / Center City PO Box 374, Star TX (817) Timothy Joe Birkner (4) PL [3/4] Sterling City: First UMC PO Box 457, Sterling City TX (325) James Robert Noble (3) FE Veribest / Paint Rock PO Box 572, Veribest TX Michael Ray Thomson (5) PL [1/2] Appointed in Other Annual Conferences Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs at Appointment) College Station Christ UMC Glen Don McAvoy, Jr. (3) FD 4201 State Hwy 6 S, College Station, TX (979) El Paso: Emmanuel Maribel Vasquez (4) PE PO Box 3185, El Paso TX (915) First UMC McKinney Assoc. Pastor 5201 Hollow Knoll Dr., McKinney TX (972) Ronald Thomas Bentley (6) FD [1/4] Grant UMC Elmer Armijo (1) FE PO Box 70, Grant NE (308) Hollywood Hills UMC Judith Anne Mayne (FD) (1) 5811 NW 63rd Place, Parkland, FL La Nueva Esperanza Nohemi V Ramirez (4) FE 324 Griswold St SE, Grand Rapids MI Puyallup UMC Ronald Roy Myers (2) FE 1919 W. Pioneer Ave, Payallup WA (253) APPOINTMENTS Extension Ministries (344.1a) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Rio Texas Conference Huebner Road (210) Robert Meredith Allen (FE)(3) San Antonio, TX General Board of Discipleship 1908 Grand Ave. (615) Stephen Douglas Bryant (FE)(32) Nashville, TN (CC: Asbury) GBHEM 1001 Nineteenth Ave., South (615) Kim Swint Cape (FE)(7) Nashville, TN (Austin: First) Rio Texas Conference Huebner Rd. (210) Tanya Marie Eustace (FE)(1) San Antonio, TX Rio Texas Conference Huebner Rd. (210) Marcus Antonio Lucas Freeman (FE)(3) San Antonio, TX Methodist Healthcare Ministries 4507 Medical Drive (210) Aaron A. Gonzalez (PE)(2) San Antonio, TX Duke University PO Box (919) Amy Laura Hall (FE)(18) Durham, NC (Austin: First)

139 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Methodist Healthcare Ministries 4507 Medical Drive (210) Kathryn Vanessa LeVine (AM)(1) San Antonio, TX Morningside Ministries 700 Babco*ck Road (210) Alvin Aaron Loewenberg, Jr. (FE)(27) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: Travis Park) Crossroad District 5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 200 C & D (361) Robert Lopez (FE)(3) Victoria, TX (Crossroad District) Methodist Healthcare Ministries 4507 Medical Drive (210) Mickey Ted McCandless (FE)(6) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: Northern Hills) El Valle District 1909 W Harrison Ave. (956) Laura Anne Merrill (FE)(7) Harlingen, TX (El Valle District) APPOINTMENTS West District 1315 South Abe St. (325) Steven Mark Purdy (FE)(3) San Angelo, TX (West District) Rio Texas Conference Huebner Rd. (210) William Ernest Rice (FE)(3) San Antonio, TX Las Misiones District Huebner Rd. (210) Carl Walter Rohlfs (FE)(8) San Antonio, TX (Las Misiones District) Rio Texas Conference Huebner Rd. (210) Ruben Saenz (FE)(3) San Antonio, TX Campus Ministries SA College/UTSA 102 Belknap Place (210) Juan Alberto Silva (FE)(4) San Antonio, TX Wesley Foundation UT Austin 2202 Nueces (512) Rusty Lynn Teeter (FE)(15) Austin, TX (Austin: First) Coastal Bend District 3510 Gollihar Rd. (361) Eradio Valverde, Jr. (FE)(7) Corpus Christi, TX (Coastal Bend District) Rio Texas Conference Huebner Rd. (210) Virgilio Vazquez-Garza (FE)(8) San Antonio, TX (RTC Conference) Capital District 1221 West Ben White Blvd., Suite #201A (830) Teresa Welborn (FE)(3) Austin, TX (Capital District) Hill Country District 222 Sidney Baker South Ste 528 (830) John Alexander Wright (FE)(1) Kerrville, TX (Hill Country District) Extension Ministries (331.1b) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) GBGM 403 Prince Street (830) Anna Katherine Troy (FD)(2) Laurinburg NC Minister of Connectional Outreach 2105 Parker Lane (512) Abigail Marie Parker Herrera (FD)(7) Austin, TX (Austin: Parker Lane)

140 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 139 United Campus Min of Victoria 3604 N. Ben Jordan (361) Wanda Peszczynski Ritchea (FD)(5) Victoria, TX Extension Ministries (344.1b) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) UT Southwestern Medical Center Manager, Chaplain Services, (214) Paul Marcus Buchanan (FE)(12) 5909 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX (SAnt: Oak Meadow) Extension Ministries (344.1d) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Methodist Healthcare System 8038 Wurzbach Ste 560 Miguel A. Albert (FE)(7) San Antonio, TX Zachary Company 527 Logwood (210) Ross Benjamin Amick (FE)(10) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: Northern Hills) Latin America & the Caribbean 123 W. 104th St 10-g (212) Edgar L. Avitia (FE)(16) New York NY Perkins School of Theology PO Box Paul Thomas Barton (FE)(1) Dallas TX A-Team Life Coaching & Consulting 8006 Pilgrims Place (512) Cheryl Broome (FE)(3) Austin, TX (Austin: Bethany) Haven For Hope 1 Haven for Hope (210) Ronald Keith Brown (FL)(7) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: University) Parkland Memorial Hospital 2921 Touraine Dr. Sandra M. Cabrera (FE)(2) Dallas TX Wesley Seminary 11 East Kirke St. (301) Gina Gilland Campbell (FE)(1) Chevy Chase MD (SAnt: Laurel Heights) First United Church UCC P. O. Box (615) Stephen Kent Cottingham (FE)(7) Nashville, TN (SAnt: University) Eden Hill Communities 631 Lakeview Blvd (830) Sarah Olivia Currie (FE)(2) New Braunfels TX (SAnt: Colonial Hills) U.S. Navy 2031 Milan Jaime Derio De Leon (FE)(6) San Antonio TX U S Army 1207 Hudson St. (253) Stephen Gregory Echols (FE)(5) Dupont WA (Stockdale: Christ) Lifetouch Church Directories 1703 Bear Oak (210) Mark Vaughn Elliott (FE)(4) Schertz, TX (SAnt: Northern Hills) Methodist University of Sao Paulo UMESP 230 Rua de Sacramento # James Reaves Farris (FE)(24) Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo Tarrant County College 2100 Southeast Parkway (817) Daniel F. Flores (FE)(3) Arlington TX APPOINTMENTS

141 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL APPOINTMENTS Methodist Healthcare System 4499 Medical Drive #399 (210) Austin Frederick, Jr. (FE)(8) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: Bethel) Movement Ministries 100 Gateway Pdwy Russell Hendrix Freeman (FE)(3) Marble Falls TX Little Rock Chapel of Bulverde 3729 Davenport Gerald Holman Goodridge (FE)(1)1/4 Schertz Messiah Ministries La Cantera Ter #7417 (859) Thomas Ray Hays (FE)(18) San Antonio TX (CC: St. John's) Lydia Patterson Institute 517 S. Florence St. Santiago Heredia (AM)(3) El Paso TX (CC: St. John's) Chrysalis Ministries, Inc Arroyo Grande (210) Sarah Holland Holden (PL)(6) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: University) Heart to Heart Hospice 701 Mystic Breeze (956) Danette Hallonquist Howell (FE)(1) Spring Branch TX United Campus Ministry - Wesley 510 N. Guadalupe St. (512) Gary Ryan Jenson (FE)(5) San Marcos TX (San Marcos: First) Victoria Pastoral Counseling 1501 Mockingbird Lane #275 JoBeth Kee-Rees (1) FD Victoria, TX Private Practice 264 County Road 5633 (830) Marie Anne Mitchel Kiser (FE)(17) Castroville, TX (Castroville: Medina Valley) Pan American University 123 N. Sugar Rd. David James Moreno (FE)(18) Edinburg TX (CC: Grace) VA-North Texas Health Care System 1201 East 9th St. Abel Ramirez (FE)(6) Bonham TX Methodist Healthcare System Blanco Rd. Elsa Ramirez (FE)(1) San Antonio, TX Private Practice 207 Hill Country Ln. (210) Andrew Douglas Reichert (FE)(2) San Antonio TX U S Air Force 587 Summersill Rd. (805) Kyle Leonard Roehrig (FE)(14) Vandenberg AFB CA (Boerne) Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. 730 Fair Lane (704) Bruce Jay Rogers (FE)(11) New Braunfels, TX (Lakehills) Counseling Min. So. Florida, Inc. 3 Breezeway Dr. Philip Smith Sageser (FE)(28) Asheville NC (SAnt: Colonial Hills) Federal Bureau of Prisons PO Box 1000 Julio C. Valenzuela (FE)(6) Anthony TX (Austin: University) APTS 3208 Hemphill Park (512) David White (FE)(3) Austin, TX (Austin: University) Extension Ministries (331.1a) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Magdalena House PO Box (210) Denise Ann Barker (FD)(9) San Antonio, TX (SAnt: Spring Creek)

142 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 141 Seton Medical Center Williamson Range View Drive (512) Dave Corna (FD)(3) Austin, TX (Austin: Bethany) St. David's Medical Center 919 E. 32th St. (512) Brian Fitzgerald (FD)(4) Austin TX (Austin: Bethany) Methodist Healthcare System 5678 Mesquite Woods (210) Deana Denae Kirby (FD)(10) St. Hedwig, TX (SAnt: Travis Park) Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital 1301 Pennsylvania Ave (512) Elizabeth Klar (FD)(4) Forth Worth TX (Pflugerville) Texas Dept of State Health Services PO Box MC 1965 (512) Barry Sharp (FD)(4) Austin TX (Austin: Bethany) Hill Country Memorial Hospital 1006 S. State Hwy 16, PO Box 835 (830) Pamela Kay Traver (FD)(9) Fredericksburg, TX (Fredericksburg) NE Baptist & Mission Center 905 Loop 499 Apt 1022 (512) Vivian Lee Woods (FD)(3) Harlingen, TX (C: FUMC) Deaconess (1313) Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Address Phone # (Charge Membership) APPOINTMENTS Judy M. Davis (LY)(8) 519 Chardonnet (210) San Antonio TX Sonia Cruz (LY)(4) 536 N. San Manuel St. (210) San Antonio TX Cynthia Andrade Johnson (LY)(7) 5593 Birders Cv (956) Brownsville TX Julie Ann Smith (LY)(1) 192 Tahitian Dr. (512) Bastrop TX Appointed to Attend School (416.6) Appointment Address Phone # Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Gordon-Conwell PO Box Thelma Herrera Flores (FE)(4) Fort Worth TX Oblate School of Theology 8906 Brae Bend (210) Raquel Cajiri Feagins (FE)(2) San Antonio TX Brite Divinity School 204 Mildred Lane Evginia Gurina Rodriguez (FE)(5) Benbrook TX Boston College 1916 David St (512) Clifton Stringer (FE)(4) Austin, TX (Lakehills)

143 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Leave of Absence (354) Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Address Phone # (Charge Membership) Taylor Scott Boone (FD)(1) 822 Alamo Heights Blvd (SAnt: Travis Park) San Antonio TX Phillip Ray Heffner (FE)(2) Dorcia Lynne Lockett (FE) (4) 1103 Monroe Dr. (830) Kerrville, TX Kathryn McNeely (FE)(4) 5304 Turnabout Lane (512) (Austin: University) Austin TX APPOINTMENTS Marilyn Von Roeder-Kunkel (FE)(4) 604 King Arthur (361) (Victoria: FUMC) Victoria TX Susan Henderson Porr (FE)(2) 106 Stanford Dr. (210) San Antonio TX David Blaine Skinner (FE)(2) 4806 Travis Country Cir (Dripping Springs) Austin TX Judith KatherineTolbert (FE) (4) PO Box 21 (254) (San Saba) Eddy, TX Medical Leave (357) Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Address Phone # (Charge Membership) Beverly Jane Burk (FE)(4) 379 Hannah Lane (830) (Boerne) Boerne, TX Kristina Anne Carter (FE)(1) 2105 Parker Lane (A: Parker Lane) Austin TX Barbara Ruth Galloway (FE)(1) Autumn Spring (SAnt: co*ker) Boerne, TX Jean Ann Karm (FE)(2) 5746 Caruth Haden Lane #108 Dallas TX Russell Lee Minton (FE)(14) 806 Spring Hollow Dr. (512) (Austin: Bethany) Leander, TX Guadalupe R. Palos (FE)(6) 5223 Ebony San Antonio TX Janice Kay Petty (FE)(14) 3000 NE 64th St. (210) (Kerrville: St. Paul's) Gladstone MO Andrew Knox Tyson (FE)(2) 2000 FM 1460 #5104 (830) Georgetown TX Honorably Located (360) Name (Status) (Yrs. at Appointment) Address Phone # (Charge Membership) Charles Robert Babb (HN)(21) 2009 Toulon Ln Carrollton, TX

144 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 143 William Daryl Brown (HN)(4) 7642 Mission Haven (210) (SAnt: Laurel Heights) Boerne, TX Javier R. Careaga (HN)(4) 1016 S. 26 1/2 St. (956) (Pharr: La Trinidad) McAllen TX Edward D. Garcia (HN)(2) 4507 Monterey Street (512) San Antonio TX Evelyn Sue Glazener-Cooney (HN)(8) 8303 Greatview St #807 (830) (SAnt: University) San Antonio, TX Richard Long Hope, Jr. (HN)(11) 8450 Shooting Quail (210) (SAnt: University) San Antonio, TX Ann Lee Locasio (HN)(2) 1443 Coronado Hills Dr. Apt 101 (512) Austin TX Beth Love Schuessler (HN)(19) 1283 Bradford Dr. (972) Coppell, TX Kevin Ashley Seuser (HN)(18) 615 Rolling Hills Dr. (316) Newton KS Joyce H. Slade (HN)(19) 2300 Yorkstown Dr. #E-103 (972) Ennis, TX Suzanne Skipper Steves (HN)(7) 7815 Highway 290 W. (512) (Austin: Oak Hill) Austin, TX Ross Edmond Taylor (HN)(7) 140 Bryker Dr. (210) (SAnt: Alamo Heights) San Antonio, TX Blair McKay Thompson, III (HN)(2) Legend Glen (210) (SAnt: Northern Hills) San Antonio, TX APPOINTMENTS Elia T. Torres (HN)(11) 8755 Pavilion Place (210) (SAnt: Colonial Hills) San Antonio, TX Maurice Billy Washington (FE)(5) 4718 Lavender Ln (210) (SAnt: Bethel) San Antonio, TX

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146 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 145 FORCONFERENCEACTION TheFinanceTablehastheauthoritytoadjustthebudgetimplementationonthebasisofchangingeconomicconditionsand unforeseencirc*mstancesasauthorizedin and BookofDiscipline. FORCONFERENCEACTION TheFinanceTableisrecommendingthatthesalaryandbenefitsfortheRíoTexasConferenceDistrictSuperintendentsand othercabinetlevelpositionsfor2017besetequaltothatadoptedbytheriotexasconferencefor2016. Compensation Cashsalaryissetat$99,976perannum. ClergyRetirementSecurityPlan,ComprehensiveProtectionPlan,HealthBenefits,andutilitiesshallvaryaccordingtotheir actualcost. Travel TheConferencemayprovideanautomobiletoeachDistrictSuperintendentforuseinhis/herwork.Includedinthisbenefit isthepaymentbytheconferenceoftheactualcostofgasoline,maintenance,tires,repairsandinsurance. Maintenanceandpropercareoftheautomobileistheresponsibilityofthepersontowhomitisassigned.TheConference shallinsuretheautomobileundertheconferencepolicy.incaseofaccidentthedeductibleshallbepaidbytheconference throughtheappropriateconferencefund. Theautomobileshallbeusedonlyforchurchpurposes,commutingtoandfromtheoffice,andotherminimalpersonaluse as defined in IRS regulation T. Commuting and personal use shall be reimbursed to the Conference at the rate publishedbytheirsforbusinessmileageeachyear. Theexpenseforgasoline,oilandnecessaryrepairsshallbeincludedinthepermilechargeforuseoftheautomobile.Travel bypublictransportation,whenapprovedbythecabinet,shallbechargedtothesuperintendent sexpensebudget. WhenaConferencecarisusedfortransportation,wheretravelexpenseispaidbyanotheragencyotherthantheAnnual Conference,theDistrictSuperintendentshallreimbursetheConferencetheamountreceived. WhenaDistrictSuperintendentmusttraveloutofConferencebyair,actualcostshallbereimbursed. Cabinetrelatedmealsandlodgingmaybepresentedforreimbursem*nt. Allreimbursem*ntsarelimitedtotheamountprovidedforCabinetrelatedandautoexpensesintheAnnualConference budget. TheScopeoftheWorkRelatedtoExpense Itisunderstoodthattheautomobilemaybeusedandtheroomandmealexpensesbeclaimedforanyoccasionrelatedto thedistrictwork.thisshallincludeexpenses(notreimbursedbyotheragencies)incurredinsideoroutsidetheconference aslongastheexpensesareincurredbecauseattendanceatsaidfunctionwasrequiredasad*strictsuperintendent.this includesmeetingsofthecabinet. MethodofReimbursem*nt:EachsuperintendentshallsubmittotheConferenceTreasurerthereceiptsorchargeslipsfor gasoline,oil,lodging,mealsandotherreimbursableexpensesonamonthlybasis.theseexpensesshallbesubmittedona formapprovedbythefinancetable. ExpensestobeProvidedbytheDistricts Officespace,officetelephone(includinglongdistance),postage,secretarialservice,printing,officeutilitiesandinsurance onfurnitureandequipmentifapplicable,libraryandperiodicalexpenses,entertainmentrelatedtothedistrict,andother normalexpensesrelatedtothesuperintendencynotpaidbytheannualconference. AlloftheaboveitemsshallbepaiddirectlybytheDistrictTreasureruponpresentationofthestatements. Thedistrictshallalsoprovideaparsonage,parsonageutilities(notincludingpersonallongdistance),parsonagemaintenance andinsuranceonparsonageoranappropriatehousingallowance. ThedistrictshallnotreimbursethesuperintendentforexpensescoveredbytheAnnualConferencereimbursem*ntpolicy. REPORTS

147 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL FORCONFERENCEACTION MinimumPastoralSupportPolicies Theminimumcompensationlevelsfor2017shallbe: ForaFullorProbationarymember$39,300. ForanAssociatemember$36,300. ForanApprovedLocalPastorormemberofanotherdenomination$33,300. FORCONFERENCEACTION REPORTS Background&Rationale AttheunificationoftheRioGrandeandSouthwestTexasConferencestobecomethenewRíoTexasConference,theRio GrandeConferencebroughtasignificantamountoffundsrelatedtotheEquitableCompensationintothenewconference. TheRíoTexasConferencewillcontinuetoreceivefundsfromtheGeneralChurchuntiltheendof2016toassistinpastoral compensationsupportoftheformerriograndeconferencechurches,knownas:"frgchurches."thisparticularfund, knownastheequitablecompensationhispanicministryfund,isthefocusofthispolicy. OntherecommendationoftheFinanceTableoftheRíoTexasConference,thenewConferenceagreedtoutilizeupto $100,000fromthisFundtoassistallFRCchurchesinthenewconferencetotransitionwiththenewmedicalinsurance.The CommissionhasadoptedapolicythattheuseofthisFundwillbereducedby¼overthenextfewyearstoassistqualified churchesforthislimitedperiodoftime. TheCommissionhasbeenintheprocessofdiscerninganddiscussingtheuseoftheremainderofthisFund,about$650,000. TheCommissionisclearthatitiscommittedandobligatedtoutilizethesefundsforthebasicpurposeforwhichtheywere intendedbythegeneralchurch.sincetheriograndeconferencehasceasedtoexist,thecommissionaffirmsthenthat thesefundsshouldbeusedtosupportpastorsandlaityinpastoralleadershipengagedinhispanic/latinoministryand/orin thedevelopmentofhispanic/latinoministryintheriotexasconference. ThefollowingarethepoliciesfortheuseofthisFund: POLICIES 1. TheEquitableCompensationHispanicMinistryFundshallbeusedformissionalpurposesinthedevelopmentandbasic compensation of pastors and laity in pastoral leadership engaged in Hispanic/Latino ministry within the Río Texas Conference. 2. Priorityshallbegiven a. TofulltimeorparttimepastorsandlaityinpastoralleadershipengagedinHispanic/Latinoministryincoloniasalong the U.S./Mexico border and/or in the development of new faith communities and new congregations with Hispanic/Latinofocus,particularlywherethereisasignificantgrowthintheHispanic/Latinopopulationandpotential forreachingnewpeopleforchrist. b. Pastors or laity in pastoral leadership receiving these grants shall be administratively linked for support, accountability,andfinancingtoanexisting,growing,missionalcongregationorgroupoflocalchurchesordistrict. c. Therespectivedistrictsuperintendentshallneedtoshowhowfundingsuchpastorsorlaityinpastoralleadershipis an integral part of the overall district missional strategy, advances specific missional district goals, and shall list additionalfundingsourcestosupportthisministry. 3. Grantsshallbeapprovedannuallyandmayberenewedforfulltimepastorsand/orlaityinpastoralleadershipforupto three years or those serving in parttime for up to six years. The Commission shall expect that the "sponsoring" congregationsorgroupofchurchesordistrictor"stakeholders"shallgraduallyassumethefinancialsupportofthespecific ministry. 4. Thegrantrequestshallinclude aministryactionplan a listof representativesfrom the "sponsoringcongregation(s)" or "stakeholders" whoaregiving support, direction, accountability,andfinancialsupport anannualbudgetandthesourcesofincomefortheministry a written recommendation and approval for the request from the district superintendent and the district mission strategyentity. DistributionofthesegrantsshallfollowthesamepoliciesandproceduresthattheCommissionuseswithothergrants.

148 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL The amount per grant shall be determined on a case by case basis but will seek to be within the limits set by the Commission. 6. Subsequent requests from the same ministry shall require an on time progress report, a detailed financial report on expendituresandincome,aproportionallylessamountrequested,therecommendationfromdistrictsuperintendentand the district mission strategy committee, a clear progress on securing other sources of funding, and other pertinent informationthatmayhelpthecommissionassesstheministry. TheseguidelinesshallbeeffectiveasofJuly1,2016. FORCONFERENCEACTION FundName 2015 Actual 2016 (unaudited) Approved 2017 Proposed %Change 2016vs2017 GeneralandJurisdictionalTotal 2,370,187 2,741,661 2,826,062 * 3.08% ConferenceMinistriesTotal 2,362,011 2,829,424 2,762, % MinisterialSupportTotal 1,440,837 1,478,219 1,448, % Conference Administration Total % Pension and Benefits % District Missions % GrandTotal 9,953,028 10,808,703 10,400, % *PendingApproval REPORTS

149 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL DIVISIONOFAPPORTIONMENTS *PendingApproval REPORTS

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151 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS FORINFORMATIONONLY ThepurposeoftheFinanceTableis todevelop,maintain,andadministeracomprehensiveandcoordinatedplanoffiscal and administrative policies, procedures, and management services for the Annual Conference ( Book of Discipline). Receiptsonallfundsfor2015bytheRioTexasConferencewere$10,088,197.46or92.19%oftheapportionedamount.The FinanceTableisproposingthebudgetfor2017.Theoverallapportionedbudgetforallfundstotals$10,400,187. TheFinanceTableseesitselfasjoiningwiththelocalchurchintheworkofthefinancialministryoftheAnnualConference. We commend the 2017 budget to the Conference.It represents the uniqueness and depth of ministries and missions providedbyourchurchandeconomicrealitiesofourconference. OperatingPoliciesoftheFinanceTable: 1. FollowingisthelistofapprovedfundsoftheRioTexasConference.Thesefundswillbeallocatedtoeachmissionor charteredchurch/chargeaccordingtotheformulasthatfollow. GeneralandJurisdictional ConferenceMinistries(formerlyConferenceBenevolences) MinisterialSupport ConferenceAdministration PensionandBenefits DistrictMissions Thedecimalformulashallbebasedonthetwoyearaverageoflocalchurchoperatingexpensesdividedbytwoyearsofconference widelocalchurchoperatingexpensestimeseachapportionedfund.operatingexpensesincludeonlytheselineitemsfromthe LocalChurchReporttotheAnnualConference: Line48/49 Pastor(s)Compensation Line50 UtilitiesandHousingPaidtoPastor(s) Line51 AccountableReimbursem*ntPaidtoPastor(s) Line52 OtherCashAllowancesPaidtoPastor(s) Line53 CompensationandBenefitsPaidtoDeacons Line54 CompensationandBenefitsPaidtoDiaconalMinisters Line55 SalaryandBenefitstoAllOtherChurchStaff Line56 ProgramExpenses Line57 CurrentOperatingExpensesotherthanProgram 2 years of Local Church Operating Expenses Each Conference X 2 Years of Conference-Wide Local Church Operating Expenses Apportioned Fund Ifthereareseparatedistrictapportionmentsdeterminedbyeachdistrict,theywillbeallocatedaccordingtothefollowing formula years of Local Church Operating Expenses 2 Years of District-Wide Local Church Operating Expenses Atthebeginningofthecalendaryear,theFinanceTableshalldeterminewhichportionsoftheConferenceMinistries andconferenceadministrationare fixedcosts (salaries,benefits,etc.)andshallthusbeauthorizedtobepaidat 100% of the approved budget.on the basis of prioryear receipts to these funds the Finance Table shall then determineapercentageoftheapprovedbudgettobeauthorizedforexpendituresintheremainingitemsofeach budget,sothatexpendituresshallnotexceedincome. a. Each church is expected to support all funds at 100% of the apportioned amount. ( Book of Discipline) X Each District Apportioned Fund

152 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL b. The churches are requested to make payments thereon aggregately, with the understanding that the Conference Treasurer will allocate such payments according to the appropriate percentage due the fund accordingtotheconferencebudget. AnUnrestrictedFundBalanceAccountwillbemaintainedbytheAnnualConferenceataminimumlevelof20%of thecurrenttotaloftheconferencefunds.anyundesignatedinterestincomewillbetransferredtotheundesignated fundbalanceattheendofthefiscalyear. Allapportionedfunds,pensionandhealthbenefitscostsbothreceiptsanddisbursem*nts,willbemanagedthrough theofficeoftheconferencetreasurer.allboards,agencies,committees,andcommissionsshallusetheconference Treasurerasfiscalagent. Thesalaryandbenefits(includingclergyhousing)fordistrictsuperintendentsandallConferenceCenterpersonnel shallbesetbythepersonnelcommitteewithintheapprovedtotalsalarybudgetandclearlyreportedtotheannual Conference. AllagenciesreceivingfundsfromtheConferencebudgetshallaffirmthatfundswillnotbeexpendedforusesnot consistentwith BookofDiscipline. The amount of compensation designated as housing allowance for ordained staff members and district superintendents of the Conference will be set by an annual resolution of the Conference Finance Table after considerationofastatementofamountstobeusedduringtheyear. ThegoverningboardsofUnitedMethodistrelatedentitiesmustapplytotheFinanceTabletobegrantedtheprivilegeof solicitingandreceivingfundsfromchurches,individuals,andothersources(butnotfromconferencewideofferingsexcept asindicatedinthelistwhichfollows)inkeepingwith BookofDiscipline;nocapitalcampaignshavebeenapproved for2017;andthefollowing,andonlythefollowing,conferencewideofferingsareapprovedfor2017: HumanRelationsDay GeneralConference OneGreatHourofSharing GeneralConference NativeAmericanAwareness GeneralConference PeacewithJustice GeneralConference WorldCommunion GeneralConference UnitedMethodistStudentDay GeneralConference HarvestSunday(seeTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamReport AnnualConference TheChairperson,ViceChairperson,andSecretaryoftheConferenceFinanceTable,theChairpersonoftheAudit Committee,andtheConferenceTreasurer/DirectorofAdministrativeServicesconstitutetheexecutivecommittee oftheconferencefinancetable. TheFinanceTableisauthorizedtoappointaConferenceauditor. AConferenceFundwillnotbepermittedtocarryoverunobligatedbudgetallocationsfromoneconferenceyearto another unless specifically authorized by the Finance Table. Agencies receiving funds from sources other than apportionedfundsmaycarryoversuchunspentfundsintothenextyear.anyunobligatedbudgetallocationsnot authorizedforcarryoverwillbeaddedtotheundesignatedfundbalanceoftheannualconference. Eachyear,5:00p.m.thefirstFridayafterthefirstSundayofJanuaryshallbethecutofftimebywhichallpaymentsfromlocal churchesmustbeintheofficeoftheconferencetreasurerinordertobeappliedtotheprecedingyear. EachConferenceboard,agency,orinstitutionreceivingordisbursingfundsnotmanagedbytheConferenceTreasurershall maintainadequatefinancialrecordsandprepareandsubmitannualauditreportstotheconference Treasurerandthe FinanceTable.Alltreasurersshallbeproperlybonded. TheConferencefiscalyearshallbeginonJanuary1eachyear,andendonDecember31eachyear. TheConferenceFinanceTableisresponsiblefordesignatingdepositoriesforConferencefunds. TheConferencewillincludeineachannualbudgetanappropriatelineforeach shall ministryasdefinedbythebookof Discipline. FORINFORMATIONONLY TheRíoTexasConferenceEquitableCompensationPolicyisasadoptedintheJournaloftheSpecialSessionoftheSouthwest TexasandRioGrandeConferences,February8,2014,pages81through110. REPORTS

153 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS FORINFORMATIONONLY Allboardsandagenciesareurgedtoschedulemeetings,asfaraspossible,ondatesandplacescoincidingwithothergroups inordertoaffecteconomyintravelexpenses.travelexpenseshallbepaidtomembersgoingtoofficial inconference meetings(betweenannualconferencesessions)attherateof40 permile.theallowanceformealsshallbe$3.00for breakfast;$7.00eachforlunchanddinnernecessitatedbythemeetings.reimbursem*ntof100%oflodgingexpenses necessitatedbymeetingsatcontractedhotelsthroughtheannualconferencewillbemade.thosewhochoosetostay elsewherewillbereimbursedatthelowestcontractedrate.theconferencemeetingorganizerwillprovidecontractedhotel informationtoparticipants.originallodgingreceiptsmustaccompanythedisbursem*ntrequest.theseallowancesarenot tocoverfullcostatalltimes,simplytoassistintheadditionalexpenseofattendingmeetings.whenmeetingsareheldat MountWesleytheprevailingratesformealsandlodgingattheConferenceCentershallbepaidasallowances. WhentheAnnualConferenceprovideslodgingandmealsatameeting,noalternativelodgingormealswillbereimbursed. This includes Mount Wesley and any other location where the Conference has made prior arrangement for meals and lodging. Childcareexpensespermeetingdaynottoexceed$30.00forthefirstchild,nottoexceed$20.00foreachadditionalchild, shallbeallowedandincludedinthemeetingexpenseoftheboardoragency. TravelfordulyelecteddelegatesorrepresentativesoftheConferencetomeetingsofotherorganizationsorconnectional agenciesshallbepaidasstatedabove.however,actualairtravel,lodging,andotherexpensesmaybepaidiffundsare availablefromtheboardoragencyconcerned. Whenitisnecessarytoflytoameeting,flightmustbebookedatleast14dayspriortothemeeting.Ifflightsarenotbooked 14dayspriortothemeeting,thememberbookingtheflightmustpaythedifferenceinthecostoftheflight.Thisdoesnot applyintherareinstanceswhenthemeetingisanemergencymeetingthatisnotannouncedpriorto14days. Eachlocalchurchisencouragedtoundergirdthemeal,transportation,andlodgingexpensesofAnnualConferencemembers inattendingannualconferencebyaddingaminimumof$100tothechurchbudgetforeachlayandclergydelegate.the districtsuperintendentsareaskedtoencouragesuchsupportateachchargeconference. FORINFORMATIONONLY TheRíoTexasConferenceAuditCommitteeischarteredandreportstotheFinanceTable.TheAuditCommitteeisintheprocess ofreviewingauditsof2015financialstatements.auditsfortheríotexasconferenceandboardofpensionswillbepublishedin theconferencejournallaterin2016.membersoftheríotexasauditcommitteeareasfollows: JimNoble Clergy Chairman DonnaMartin Clergy Secretary ZedaAlvarado Laity BradDeHaven Clergy OscarGarza Laity PeteRivera Laity JimWynn Laity PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA LaMesadeFinanzastienelaautoridaddeajustarlaejecucióndelpresupuestoabasedecondicioneseconómicascambiantes ycircunstanciasimprevistascomoautorizadoen y LibrodeDisciplina2012.

154 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 153 PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA LaMesadeFinanzasrecomiendaqueelsueldoybeneficiosparalosSuperintendentesdeDistritodelaConferenciaRíoTexas yotroscargosalniveldelgabineteparaelaño2017seestablezcanigualaloadoptadoporlaconferenciaríotexasparael año2016. Compensación Salarioenefectivoseestableceen$99,976anualmente. PlandeSegurodeJubilacióndelClero,PlanComprehensivodeProtección,BeneficiosdeSaludyserviciospúblicos varíansegúnsucostoreal. Viajes La Conferencia puede proporcionar un automóvil a cada Superintendente de Distrito para el uso en su trabajo. Incluidos en este beneficio es el pago por la Conferencia del costo de gasolina, mantenimiento, neumáticos, reparacionesyseguros. Mantenimiento y adecuado cuidado del automóvil es la responsabilidad de la persona a quien se le asigna. La Conferencia deberá asegurar el automóvil bajo la política de la Conferencia. En caso de accidente se pagará el deducibleporlaconferenciaatravésdelfondoapropiadodelaconferencia. Elautomóvilseutilizaráúnicamenteconfinesdenegociodelaiglesia,desplazamientosdeidayvueltadelaoficinay otromínimousopersonaltalcomosedefineenelreglamentodelirs1.2746t.usoparatransportepersonaldeberá serreembolsadoalaconferenciaeneltasapublicadaporelirsparamillajedenegocioscadaaño. Elgastodegasolina,aceiteyreparacionesnecesariasseincluiránenelcargopormillaparaelusodelautomóvil.Viajes entransportepúblicoseimputaránalpresupuestodegastosdelasuperintendencia,aprobadoporelgabinete. CuandouncochedelaConferenciaseutilizaparatransportación,cuandosepagarongastosdeviajeporotraagencia quenosealaconferencia,elsuperintendentededistritodeberáreembolsarlaconferencialacantidadrecibida. CuandounSuperintendentedeDistritodebeviajarfueradeconferenciaporaire,sereembolsaráelcostoreal. AlojamientoycomidasrelacionadosconelGabinetesepuedenpresentarparareembolso. TodoslosreembolsosselimitanalacantidadproporcionadaagastosdeautoporelGabineteenelpresupuestodela ConferenciaAnual. REPORTS ElAlcancedeLaborRelacionadaalGasto Seentiendequesepodráusarelautomóvilylosgastosdehabitaciónycomidasepodránreclamarparacualquier ocasiónrelacionadaconeltrabajodeldistrito.estoincluyegastos(noreembolsadosporotrasagencias)dentroofuera de la Conferencia mientras los gastos se incurren debido a que la asistencia a dicha función fue requerida del SuperintendentedeDistrito.EstoincluyereunionesdelGabinete. MétododeReembolso:CadaSuperintendentedeberápresentaralTesorerodelaConferencialosrecibosocargosde recibos de gasolina, aceite, alojamiento, comidas y otros gastos reembolsables mensualmente. Estos gastos se presentaránenunformularioaprobadoporlamesadefinanzas. GastosaCargodelosDistritos Incluyelossiguientes: Espacio de oficina, teléfono de oficina (incluyendo larga distancia), franqueo, servicios de secretaria, impresión, utilidadesdeoficinaysegurodemobiliarioyequiposiesaplicable,bibliotecaygastosdeperiódicos,entretenimiento relacionadoconeldistritoyotrosgastosrelacionadosconlasuperintendencianopagadosporlaconferenciaanual. Todos los artículos anteriores se pagarán directamente por el Tesorero de Distrito con la presentación de las declaraciones. ElDistritodeberáproporcionartambiénunacasad*strital,utilidadesdelacasad*strital(noincluyendolargadistancia personal),mantenimientodelacasad*stritalysegurodelacasad*stritalounsubsidiodeviviendaadecuada. EldistritonoreembolsaráalaSuperintendencialosgastoscubiertosporlapólizadereembolsodelaConferenciaAnual. PolíticasmínimasdeApoyoPastoral Losnivelesdecompensaciónmínimapara2017serán: PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA

155 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS 1.Paraunmiembrodetiempocompletooprovisional:$39, Paraunmiembroasociado:$36, ParaunPastorLocalaprobadoomiembrodeotradenominación:$33,300. PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA Antecedentesyjustificación EnlaunificacióndelasconferenciasSouthwestTexasyRíoGrandeparaconvertirseenlanuevaConferenciaRíoTexas,la ConferenciaRíoGrandereunióunacantidadsignificativadefondosrelacionadosconlaindemnizaciónequitativaenlanueva Conferencia.LaConferenciaRíoTexascontinuaráarecibirfondosdelaiglesiaenGeneralhastafinalesde2016paraayudar enelapoyoderemuneraciónpastoraldelasiglesiasdelaconferenciaríogrande,conocidocomo:"iglesiasfrc."este fondoespecial,conocidocomofondodeindemnizaciónequitativadeministerioshispanos,eselenfoquedeestapolítica. AlarecomendacióndelaMesadeFinanzasdelaConferenciaRíoTexas,lanuevaConferenciaacordóutilizarhasta$100,000 deestefondoparaayudaratodaslasiglesiasdelafrcenlanuevaconferenciaenlatransiciónalnuevoseguromédico.la Comisiónhaadoptadounapolíticaqueelusodeestefondosereducirápor¼enlospróximosañosparaayudaracalificadas iglesiasduranteestelimitadoperíododetiempo. La Comisión ha estado el proceso de discernir y dialogar el uso del resto de este fondo, unos $650,000. La Comisión claramentesecomprometeyseobligaautilizarestosfondosconelpropósitobásicoaloquefuerondestinadosporlaiglesia engeneral.desdequelaconferenciaríograndehadejadodeexistir,lacomisiónafirmaentoncesqueestosfondosdeben utilizarse para apoyar a pastores y laicos en liderazgo pastoral comprometido en el Ministerio Hispano/Latino y en el desarrollodelministeriohispano/latinoenlaconferenciaríotexas. Laspolíticasparaelusodeestefondosonlassiguientes: POLÍTICAS 1. El Fondo de Compensación Equitativa de Ministerios Hispanos se utilizará para propósitos misionales en el desarrolloylacompensaciónbásicadepastoresylaicosenliderazgopastoralenelministeriohispano/latinodentro delaconferenciaríotexas. 2.Sedaráprioridad a.alospastoresatiempocompletooatiempoparcialyaloslaicosenelliderazgopastoralenelministerio Hispano/LatinoencoloniasalolargodelafronteradeE.U.yMexicooeneldesarrollodenuevascomunidades de fe y nuevas congregaciones con enfoque Hispano/Latino, particularmente donde hay un crecimiento significativoenlapoblaciónhispana/latinaypotencialparaalcanzaranuevaspersonasparacristo. b.lospastoresolaicosenliderazgopastoralquerecibenestassubvencionesestaránadministrativamente vinculados para apoyo, rendición de cuentas y financiamiento para una ya existente, creciente, misional congregaciónogrupodeiglesiaslocalesodeldistrito. c. El Superintendente de Distrito deberá demostrar cómo el financiamiento de tales pastores o laicos en liderazgo pastoral es una parte integral de la estrategia misional global del distrito, cómo avanza metas específicasmisionalesdeldistritoyproveeráunalistaadicionaldefuentesdefinanciaciónparaapoyareste Ministerio. 3.Becasseránaprobadasanualmenteypodránrenovarseparapastoresatiempocompletoolaicosenliderazgo pastoralhastaunperíododetresañosoparaaquellosquesirvenatiempoparcialporhastaseisaños.lacomisión deberá anticipar que congregaciones de "patrocinio" o grupo de iglesias o distrito o "personas interesadas" asumirángradualmenteelapoyofinancierodelministerioespecífico. 4.Lasolicituddesubvencióndeberáincluir a.unplandeaccióndelministerio b.unalistadelosrepresentantesdela(s)"congregación(ones)patrocinante(s)"o"personasinteresadas"que estándandoapoyo,dirección,responsabilidadyapoyofinanciero c.unpresupuestoanualylasfuentesdeingresosparaelministerio d.unarecomendaciónyaprobaciónporescritodelasolicituddelsuperintendentedeldistritoydelaentidad distritaldelaestrategiademisión. 5.LadistribucióndeestassubvencionesdeberáseguirlasmismaspolíticasyprocedimientosquelaComisiónutiliza conotrasayudas. 6.Lacantidaddelsubsidiosedeterminarácasoporcasoperointentaráseguirdentrodeloslímitesestablecidospor lacomisión.

156 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL LassolicitudesposterioresdelmismoMinisteriorequeriráuninformeatiempo,uninformefinancierodetallado sobre los gastos e ingresos, solicitud de una cantidad proporcionalmente menor, la recomendación del SuperintendentedeDistritoyelComitéDistritaldeestrategiamisional,unclarodetalledecomoasegurarotras fuentesdefinanciamientoyotrainformaciónpertinentequepuedaayudaralacomisiónaevaluarelministerio. Estasnormastendránvigenciaapartirdel01dejuliode2016. PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA NombredelFondo 2015 Real (no 2016 auditado) Aprobado Propuestade 2017 %Cambio vs TotaldeFondosGeneralesyJurisdiccionales 2,370,187 2,741,661 2,826,062 * 3.08% TotaldeMinisteriosdelaConferencia 2,362,011 2,829,424 2,762, % TotaldeApoyoMinisterial 1,440,837 1,478,219 1,448, % TotaldeAdministracióndelaConferencia 1,263,330 1,179,399 1,179,399 0% PensionesyBeneficios 1,867,356 1,880,000 1,483, % MisionesdelDistrito 649, , , % GranTotal 9,953,028 10,808,703 10,400, % *Pendientedeaprobación REPORTS

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159 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE ElpropósitodelaMesadeFinanzases"desarrollar,manteneryadministrarunplanintegralycoordinadodeserviciosde políticas,procedimientosygestiónfiscalesyadministrativasparalaconferenciaanual"( 611.1ElLibrodeDisciplina2012). Losrecibosdetodoslosfondosparaelaño2015porlaConferenciaRíoTexasfueronde$10,088,197.46o92,19%dela cantidadasignada.lamesadefinanzasproponeelpresupuestopara2017.elpresupuestototalasignadoparatodoslos fondosasciendea$10,400,187. LaMesadeFinanzasseconsiderasersociodelaiglesialocaleneltrabajodelministeriofinancierodelaConferenciaAnual. Alagamoselpresupuestode2017alaConferencia.Representalaoriginalidadylaprofundidaddelosministeriosymisiones denuestraiglesiayrealidadeseconómicasdenuestraconferencia. PolíticasdefuncionamientodelaMesadeFinanzas: 1.LasiguienteeslalistadefondosaprobadosdelaConferenciaRíoTexas.Estosfondosseasignaránacadamisiónotítulos deiglesiaocargossegúnlasfórmulasquesiguen. GeneralesyJurisdiccionales MinisteriosdelaConferencia(previamenteBenevolenciasdelaConferencia) ApoyoMinisterial AdministracióndelaConferencia PensionesyBeneficios MisionesdelDistrito Lafórmuladecimalsebasaráenelpromediodelosgastosdedosañosdeoperacionesdelaiglesialocaldivididospordos añosdegastosdefuncionamientodeoperacióndelaiglesialocaldetodalaconferenciamultiplicadopordosvecesdecada fondoasignado.gastosdefuncionamientoincluyensolamenteestosartículosdelíneadelinformedelaiglesialocalala ConferenciaAnual: Línea4849CompensacióndePastor(es) Línea50ServiciosPúblicosyCasa(s)Pastoral(es) Línea51Reembolsodecuentaspagadasal(os)Pastor(es) Línea52Otrossubsidiosenefectivopagadosal(os)Pastor(es) Línea53CompensaciónyBeneficiospagadosalosDiáconos Línea54CompensaciónyBeneficiospagadosalosMinistrosDiaconales Línea55 SalarioyBeneficiosatodoelPersonaldelaIglesia Línea56GastosdeProgramas Línea57GastosCorrientesdeFuncionamientoapartedeGastosdeProgramas 2 Años de Gastos Operativos de la Iglesia Local Fondos Asignados de X Cada Conferencia 2 Años de Gastos Operativos- Iglesia Local a Nivel Conferencial Sihayasignacionesdedistritoporseparadodeterminadasporcadadistrito,talesseránasignadasdeacuerdoalasiguientefórmula: 2 Años de Gastos Operativos de la Iglesia Local 2 Años de Gastos Operativos- Iglesia Local a Nivel Conferencial Alprincipiodelaño,laMesadeFinanzasdeberádeterminarquéporcionesdelcostodelosministeriosdelaConferenciay Administración de Conferencia son "costos fijos" (salarios, beneficios, etc.) y que así se autorice pagarlos al 100% del presupuesto aprobado. Sobre la base de ingresos del año anterior de estos fondos, la Mesa de Finanzas entonces determinaráunporcentajedelpresupuestoaprobadoquedebeserautorizadoparagastosenelrestodelosartículosde cadapresupuesto,paraquelosgastosnoexcedanlosingresos. a.cadaiglesiaseesperaapoyartodoslosfondosal100%delacantidadasignada.( LibrodeDisciplina2012) X Fondos Asignados de Cada Distrito

160 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 159 b.lasiglesiasdeberánsometerlospagosrespectivamente,conelentendimientoqueeltesorerodelaconferenciadestinará dichospagossegúnelporcentajecorrespondientealfondosegúnelpresupuestodelaconferencia. UnaCuentadeBalancedeFondossinRestricciónsemantendráporlaConferenciaAnualaunnivelmínimodel20%deltotal actualdelosfondosdelaconferencia.cualquieringresodeinterésnodesignadosetransferiráalsaldodelfondonodesignado alfinaldelañofiscal. Todoloscostosasignadosafondos,pensionesybeneficiosdesalud,ambosingresosydesembolsos,segestionaránatravés delaoficinadeltesorerodelaconferencia.todaslasjuntas,agencias,comitésycomisionesutilizaráneltesorerodela Conferenciacomoagentefiscal. Elsalarioybeneficios(incluyendolacasapastoral)parasuperintendentesdedistritoytodoelpersonaldelCentrodela ConferenciaseránestablecidosporelComitédePersonaldentrodelpresupuestodesalariostotalaprobadoyclaramente informadoalaconferenciaanual. TodaslasagenciasquerecibenfondosdelpresupuestodelaConferenciaafirmaránquelosfondosnoserángastadospara usosnocompatiblescon delLibrodeDisciplina2012. Elimportedecompensaciónseñaladocomosubsidiodeviviendaparamiembrosordenadosysuperintendentesdedistritode laconferenciaseestablecerápormediodeunaresoluciónanualdelamesadefinanzasdelaconferenciadespuésdela consideracióndeunadeclaracióndelascantidadesqueseutilizaránduranteelaño. LasjuntasdirectivasdeentidadesMetodistasUnidasrelacionadasdebenaplicaralaMesadeFinanzaslacualconcederáel privilegiodesolicitaryrecibirfondosdelasiglesias,individuosyotrasfuentes(peronodetodaslasofrendasdelaconferencia, exceptocomoseindicaenlalistaquesigue)enconformidadcon 262LibrodeDisciplina2012;nohaycampañasdecapital quehansidoaprobadasparaelaño2017;ysolamentelassiguientesofrendasdetodalaconferenciaseapruebanpara2017: DíadelasRelacionesHumanas ConferenciaGeneral UnaGranHoradeCompartir ConferenciaGeneral ConcienciaNativoAmericana ConferenciaGeneral PazconJusticia ConferenciaGeneral ComuniónMundial ConferenciaGeneral DíadelEstudianteMetodistaUnido ConferenciaGeneral DomingodeCosecha(verInformedelEquipodeVisiónparaTransformarComunidades) ConferenciaAnual ElPresidente,elVicepresidenteyelSecretariodelaMesadeFinanzasdelaConferencia,elPresidentedelComitédeAuditoría yeltesorerodelaconferencia yeldirectordeserviciosadministrativos constituyenelcomitéejecutivodelamesade FinanzasdelaConferencia. LaMesadeFinanzasestáautorizadaanombraraunAuditordelaConferencia. UnFondodelaConferencianoselepermitellevaradelantelasasignacionesdelpresupuestodeunañodelaConferenciaa otroañoamenosqueespecíficamenteseautoriceporlamesadefinanzas.agenciasquerecibenfondosdeotrasfuentesque noseanfondosasignadospuedenavanzardichosfondosnogastadosalañosiguiente.cualquieraasignacióndelpresupuesto noautorizadaparaseravanzadaseañadiráalsaldodefondosnodesignadosdelaconferenciaanual. Cadaaño,alas17:00horas,enelprimerviernesdespuésdelprimerdomingodeeneroseráellímitedetiempoenelcual todoslospagosdelasiglesiaslocalesdebenestarenlaoficinadeltesorerodelaconferenciaparaaplicarsealañoanterior. Cadajuntadeconferencia,agenciaoinstituciónenrecepciónodesembolsodefondosnomanejadosporelTesorerodela Conferencia deberá mantener registros financieros adecuados y preparar y presentar informes anuales de auditoría al TesorerodelaConferenciaylaMesadeFinanzas.TodoslosTesorerostodosdeberántenerfianzasapropiadas. ElAñodelaConferenciaprincipiael1deenerodecadaañoyterminael31dediciembredecadaaño. LaMesadeFinanzasdelaConferenciaesresponsablededesignardepositariosdefondosdelaConferencia. LaConferenciaincluiráencadapresupuestoanualunalíneaapropiadaparacadaMinisterioautorizadocomosedefineen ellibrodedisciplina2012. PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE LaPolíticadeCompensaciónEquitativadelaConferenciaRíoTexasserácomofueaprobadaenelDiariodelaSesiónEspecial delasconferenciassouthwesttexasyríogrande,el08defebrerode2014,enlaspáginas81a110. REPORTS

161 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Atodaslasjuntasyagenciasselesinstaaprogramarsusreuniones,enloqueseaposible,enfechasylugarescoincidiendo conotrosgruposparaafectarlaeconomíadegastosdeviaje.losgastosdeviajesepagaránalosmiembrosqueasistena reunionesoficialesdelaconferencia(entreperíodosdesesionesanualesdelaconferencia)abasede40centavospormilla. Laasignaciónparalascomidasseráde$3,00paraeldesayuno;$7,00paraamboselalmuerzoylacenaporlasreuniones. Seharáelreembolsodel100%degastosdealojamientodurantereunionesenhotelescontratadosatravésdelaConferencia Anual.Quienesoptanporquedarseenotroslugaresselesreembolsaránalatarifacontratadamásbaja.Elorganizadorde lareunióndeconferenciaproporcionaráinformacióndehotelescontratadosalosparticipantes.losrecibosdealojamiento deberán acompañar la solicitud de desembolso. Estos subsidios no cubrirán el costo completo en cada caso, pues son simplementeparaayudarenelgastoadicionaldeasistirareuniones.cuandolasreunionessecelebranenelmontewesley sepagaránlastarifasvigentesparalascomidasyalojamientoenelcentrodeconferenciascomosubsidios. CuandolaConferenciaproporcionaalojamientoycomidasenunareunión,noselereembolsaránlascomidasnialojamiento alternativo.estoincluyemt.wesleyycualquierotrolugardondelaconferenciahahechopreviosarreglosparacomidasy alojamiento. Gastosdecuidadodeniñospordíadelareuniónnodebenexceder$30,00porelprimerniñoy$20,00porcadaniño adicional,yestosgastosseránpermitidoseincluidosenelcostodelareunióndelajuntaolaagencia. ViajesdedelegadosdebidamenteelegidosorepresentantesdelaConferenciaalasreunionesdeotrasorganizacioneso agenciasconexionalessepagaráncomoseindicóanteriormente.sinembargo,gastosdeviajeaéreo,hospedajeyotros gastospuedenpagarsesilosfondosestándisponiblesporlajuntaoagenciacorrespondiente. Cuandoseanecesariovolaraunareunión,elvuelodebeserreservadoalmenos14díasantesdelareunión.Silosvuelosno sereservan14díasantesdelareunión,elmiembroquereservaelvuelodeberápagarladiferenciadelcostodelvuelo.esto noseaplicaenloscasosraroscuandolareuniónesunareunióndeemergenciaquenoseanunciaantesde14días. Acadaiglesialocalselesugierequerespaldelosgastosdelacomida,eltransporte,yelalojamientodeConferenciaAnual delosmiembrosasistiendoalaconferenciaanualpormediodelaadicióndeunmínimode$100alpresupuestodelaiglesia paradelegadoslaicosydelclero.lossuperintendentesdedistritodeberánfomentaresteapoyoencadaconferenciade Cargo. PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE ElComitédeAuditoríadelaConferenciaRíoTexasesregistradaeinformaalaMesadeFinanzas.ElComitédeAuditoríaestá enprocesodelarevisióndeauditoríasderegistrosfinancierosdelaño2015.auditoríasdelaconferenciaríotexasylajunta depensionessepublicaráneneldiariodelaconferenciamásadelanteenelaño2016.losmiembrosdelcomitédeauditoría delaconferenciaríotexassonlossiguientes: JimNoble Clero Presidente DonnaMartin Clero Secretaria ZedaAlvarado Laico BradDeHaven Clero OscarGarza Laico PeteRivera Laico JimWynn Laico FORCONFERENCEACTION ThePastServiceRatefor2017willbe$648peryearofannuitycredit.

162 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 161 FORCONFERENCEACTION The Río Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church adopts the following resolutions relating to rental/housing allowancesforactive,retired,terminated,ordisabledclergypersons: WHEREAS,thereligiousdenominationknownasTheUnitedMethodistChurch(the"Church"),ofwhichthisConferenceisa part,hasinthepastfunctionedandcontinuestofunctionthroughministersofthegospel(withinthemeaningofinternal RevenueCodesection107)whowereoraredulyordained,commissioned,orlicensedministersoftheChurch("clergy persons"); WHEREAS,thepracticeoftheChurchandthisConferencewasandistoprovideactiveclergypersonswithaparsonageora rental/housingallowanceaspartoftheirgrosscompensation; WHEREAS,pensionsorotheramountspaidtoactive,retired,terminated,anddisabledclergypersonsareconsideredtobe deferredcompensationandarepaidtoactive,retired,terminated,anddisabledclergypersonsinconsiderationofprevious activeservice;and WHEREAS,theInternalRevenueServicehasrecognizedtheConference(oritspredecessors)astheappropriateorganization todesignatearental/housingallowanceforclergypersonswhoareorweremembersofthisconferenceandareeligibleto receivesuchdeferredcompensation; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT an amount equal to 100% of the pension, severance, or disability payments received from plans authorized under The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church (the "Discipline"), which includesallsuchpaymentsfromthegeneralboardofpensionandhealthbenefits("gbophb"),duringtheyears2016and 2017 by each active, retired, terminated, or disabled clergy person who is or was a member of the Conference, or its predecessors,beandherebyisdesignatedasarental/housingallowanceforeachsuchclergyperson;andthatthepension severance,ordisabilitypaymentstowhichthisrental/housingallowanceapplieswillbeanypension,severance,ordisability paymentsfromplans,annuities,orfundsauthorizedunderthediscipline,includingsuchpaymentsfromthegbophband fromacommercialannuitycompanythatprovidesanannuityarisingfrombenefitsaccruedunderagbophbplan,annuity, orfundauthorizedunderthediscipline,thatresultfromanyserviceaclergypersonrenderedtothisconferenceorthatan active,retired,terminated,ordisabledclergypersonofthisconferencerenderedtoanylocalchurch,annualconferences ofthechurch,generalagencyofthechurch,otherinstitutionofthechurch,formerdenominationthatisnowapartofthe Church,oranyotheremployerthatemployedtheclergypersontoperformservicesrelatedtotheministryoftheChurch, oritspredecessors,andthatelectedtomakecontributionsto,oraccrueabenefitunder,suchaplan,annuity,orfundfor suchactive,retired,ordisabledclergyperson'spensionordisabilityaspartofhisorhergrosscompensation. NOTE:Therental/housingallowancethatmaybeexcludedfromaclergyperson'sgrossincomeinanyyearforfederalincome taxpurposesislimitedunderinternalrevenuecodesection107(2)andregulationshereundertotheleastof:(1)theamount oftherental/housingallowancedesignatedbytheclergyperson'semployerorotherappropriatebodyofthechurch(such asthisconferenceintheforegoingresolutions)forsuchyear;(2)theamountactuallyexpendedbytheclergypersontorent orprovideahomeinsuchyear;or(3)thefairrentalvalueofthehome,includingfurnishingsandappurtenances(suchasa garage),plusthecostofutilitiesinsuchyear. FORINFORMATIONONLY TheComprehensiveFundingPlanisunderreviewbytheGeneralBoardofPensionandHealthBenefitsandwillbeavailable attheannualconferencesessionandincludedinthe2016ríotexasconferencejournal. FORINFORMATIONONLY Initsfirstyearofleadership,theUnitedMethodistRíoTexasConferenceBoardofPensionsmadesignificantprogressinthe administration of Conference benefits, with the goal of maintaining effective and sustainable plans for clergy and lay constituents.theboardisdedicatedtocaringforthosewhoserveinministryandisresponsibleforseveralbenefitplans includingpension,welfare,life,flexible,andhealthbenefits.aswithmostbenefitplans,administrationcanbechallenging REPORTS

163 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS with complexities in funding, legislation, compliance, economic conditions, and overall plan effectiveness. The Board continuestobeinstrategicpartnershipwiththegeneralboardofpensionsandhealthbenefitsoftheunitedmethodist Church in the administration of conference benefit plans to ensure our clergy, lay participants, and churches have the resourcesandsupportvaluedbytheunitedmethodistchurch.intheupcomingyear,theboardwillbefocusingonthemost effectiveprocesstotransitionfullytodirectbillingtochurchesforthefullcostofbenefits.inmarch2016,theboardreceived ahealthflexperformancedividendof$1,166,540forclaimsexperienceduring theboardisexpectedtoreview considerationsonhowtobestutilizethedividendacrossbenefitsplansandmaximizeitsimpacttothoseweserve. Pre82PensionPlan OneoftheprimaryresponsibilitiesoftheBoardofPensionsistorecommendtotheannualconferencethepastservicerate or PSR for clergy service before The Pre82 Plan benefits were not fully funded at the time service was earned, thereforeitbecametheresponsibilityoftheannualconferencetoensurebenefitswouldbesecuredbytheyear2021.the Pre82benefitspermiteligiblepersonswhohavegiventheirlivestoTheUnitedMethodistChurcharetirementthatreflects theprinciplesofthechurch.duringthesummerof2015,theboardmetwithactuariesofthegeneralboardofpensions andhealthbenefitsandreviewedseveraldistinctlongtermfundingstrategiesforthepastservicerate.aftercarefuland prayerfulconsideration,theboardadoptedastrategyconsideringthest.louisfederalreservecostoflivingindex:urban Southtosetthepastservicerateeachyear.ThisstrategywillalsocoordinatewithanyadjustmentsinSocialSecuritybenefits andbaseanyincreaseson70%ofthechangeintheconsumerpriceindex. Thisisimportantforseveralreasons: ItisasignificantfinancialissuefortheBoardofPensionsandtheConferenceasanyincreaseinthePSRmustbe fundedintheyearadopted. Theliabilityforthesebenefitsisnotfixedbutvarieseachyeardependingontheactualreturnoninvestmentfor thefundsthathavealreadybeenpaidintothepre82fund.asoftherecentactuarialvaluationfortheríotexas Conference,thetotalvalueofthesefundsis$27,003,517onJanuary1,2015.Planliabilitiestotaled$31,538,388, leavinganunfundedpensionplanliabilityof$4,534,871. ThePastServiceRatefor2017willremainat$648peryearofannuitycredit.Thisrateisapproximately1%ofthe ConferenceAverageCompensation.AlthoughtheSt.LouisFederalReserveCostofLivingIndex:UrbanSouth reportedadecreaseattheendof2015,thepastserviceratewillnotbedecreasedbothinprincipleandasa provisionoftheplan. Duringitsspringmeeting,theBoardgaveseriousconsiderationtodevelopingacomprehensivefundingplantoinclude significant payments on the Pre82 liability before the end of the current amortization period in The Río Texas Conferencecurrentlyhasassetsonhandtofundtheliabilitydesignatedforthispurpose.Therationaleforanyfunding approachwithanenddatewithinfiveyearsistocommencearesponsibleconservativestrategytoincreasetheassurance designatedfundswillbeavailablein2021andbeyond. ClergySecurityRetirementPlan DefinedBenefitDirectBilling ThecurrentpensionplanforactiveclergyistheClergySecurityRetirementPlanorCRSP.Thisplaniscomprisedofbotha definedcontribution(dc)anddefinedbenefit(db)component.bothcomponentsaredirectlybilledtoeachchurchforall eligiblefulltimeclergy.thedefinedbenefit(db)planfundingisbasedonthenumberoffulltimeclergyandthecrspbenefit formula adopted by General Conference and the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. Further, each annual conferenceisresponsibleforremittingtheannualcrspdefinedbenefitcontributiontobeheldforplanbenefitsforall eligibleclergy.theboardhasrecognizedithasbecomenecessarytochangethedirectbillingformulatoreflecttheactual costoftheplanforeachfulltimeclergy.thischangewillresultinamoreequitabledirectbillingapproachratherthanthe currentformula. ThecurrentDBformulaforfulltimeclergyis$2,400+6%ofPlanCompensation. EffectiveJanuary1,2017,theCRSPDBbillingwillchangeto$5,582(annual)foreacheligiblefulltimeclergy. Thischangeisexpectedtoresultinoverallnetdirectbillsavingsof$300,284for2017. FuturestrategyfortheCRSPDBdirectbillingwillbebasedontheactuarialvaluationprovidedbytheGeneralBoard ofpensionsandhealthbenefitsandannouncedannually. In2017,approximately137churchesareestimatedtoreceiveanannualdecreasefromthecurrentDBbillingranging from$16,456toacostneutral$3.48churchesareestimatedtoreceiveanannualincreaseindirectbillingranging from$7to$697. Atthefallmeeting,theBoardmayaconsiderphaseingrantforchurcheswhor*questassistanceinmeetingthe increasedcrspdbexpense. HealthBenefits TheBoardcontinuestoworktoprovidehealthandwellnessbenefitstoparticipantsandtheconferencewhileadjustingto therealitiesofanenvironmentwhichcontinuestoevolvewithnewoptionsandlimitations.aftercarefulconsideration,the Board elected to delay the implementation of the HealthFlex Private Exchange previously set for A primary considerationformigratingtotheexchangewastheonsetofthe CadillacTax. OnDecember18,2015,Congresspassed, andthepresidentsignedatwoyeardelayofthe40%excise(cadillac)taxonhighcostemployersponsoredhealthplans. Thisdelaywaspartofayearendgovernmentfundingpackageandchangestheeffectivedatefrom2018to2020.Thiswill

164 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 163 allowtheboardtodeveloptoolsforeducationandorientationtothehealthflexexchangeatalaterdatetoimplementan efficienttransition. ThecurrentHealthFlexB1000Planofferingwillcontinueinto2017.However,theratestructurewillchangetoreflectthe startofaphaseinapproachwiththegoalofdirectbilling100%ofthecosttothechurchratherthanusingacombined fundingmethodofapportionmentsanddirectbilling.thiswillresultinanincreaseinthedirectbilltochurcheswhilealso decreasingapportionments.thedirectbillapproachallowsforgreatertransparencyontheactualcostofplanbenefitsand mirrorsthedirectbillingforlayparticipantsandtheclergypensionplan.inaddition,boththeboardofpensionsandthe Cabinetrecognizethecosttocoverdependentshasbeenaseriousconcernforbothclergyfamiliesandtheitinerantsystem of appointments. There is no easy solution to covering 100% of dependent costs without increasing overall expenses. However,notprovidingdependentbenefitsmayimpactthecallingofclergywithfamiliesintoministry. 2017HealthFlexRates AnnualHealthFlexRates Clergy Clergy+1 Clergy+Family 2Clergy+Family Total $9,708 $19,392 $24,588 $24,588 Apportioned $3,888 $3,888 $3,888 $7,776 ChurchContribution $5,820 $5,820 $5,820 $11,640 DependentcostforPastororChurch $9,684 $14,880 $5,172 DIRECTBILLTOCHURCH $5,820 $15,504 $20,700 $16,812 MonthlyHealthFlexRates Clergy Clergy+1 Clergy+Family 2Clergy+Family Total $809 $1,616 $2,049 $2,049 Apportioned $324 $324 $324 $648 REPORTS Church'sContribution $485 $485 $485 $485 DependentcostforPastororChurch $807 $1,240 $916 DIRECTBILLTOCHURCH $485 $1,292 $1,725 $1,401 LayHealthFlexRates Lay Lay+1 Lay+Family Annual $9,708 $19,392 $24,588 Monthly $809 $1,616 $2,049 RespectfullySubmitted GaryW.Anderson President UnitedMethodistRíoTexasConferenceBoardofPensions

165 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS 2015Actual (unaudited) FORINFORMATIONONLY 2016Approved 2017 Proposed %Change 2016vs 2017 HealthPlan Sources:Apportionment 1,439,542 1,550,000 1,006, % DirectInvoice 3,458,098 2,812,104 1,507, % TotalSources 4,897,640 4,362,104 2,514, % Uses:HealthBenefits 4,302,547 4,362,104 2,514, % Excess/(Deficit) 595, Pension Administration and Grants Sources:Apportionment 426, , , % Uses:Staffing 210, , , % Office 66, ,182 D&OFiduciary 31,219 40,000 20, % LegalFees 31,601 10,000 10, % ShortTermDisability 13, ,000 24, % Incapacity/Sabbatical/Leave 63,881 80,000 63, % RetireeHRA 118, , , % TotalUses 534, , , % Excess/(Deficit) 107, ,532 1,764 DirectInvoicing Sources:HealthBenefit 1,557,612 CRSPCPP,DC,DB 2,954,251 2,875,034 2,901, % UMPIPPT,PassThru 801, , , % FlexPlan 246, , , % VoluntaryLife 48,967 66,300 55, % TotalSources 4,051,719 4,008,205 4,065, % Uses:HealthBenefit - - 1,557,612 CRSPCPP,DC,DB 2,821,227 2,915,035 2,901, % UMPIPPT,PassThru 815, , , % FlexPlan 235, , , % VoluntaryLife 51,092 66,300 55, % TotalUses 3,923,323 4,064,932 4,065, % Excess/(Deficit) 128,396 56,727 0 OtherMatters Sources:InvestmentIncome 287,204 1,128, , % RGCLegacy 102, , , % RTC 184, , , % Misc. Donations/Interest 33,512 10,464 0 Uses:Pre82 1,158, , , % RTC 1,156, RGCLegacy 1, Adv.PSR - 323,532 0

166 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 165 FORINFORMATIONONLY The2015financialstatementsoftheRíoTexasConferenceareintheprocessofbeingaudited.The2015auditwillbe includedinthe2016ríotexasconferencejournal. PORACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA Latasadeserviciopasadoparaelaño2017seráde$648porañodecréditodeanualidad. PORACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA LaConferenciaRíoTexasdelaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaadoptalassiguientesresolucionesrelativasalossubsidiosdevivienda yviviendasdealquilerparaclerosactivos,jubilados,despedidosocondiscapacidad: Considerando que, la denominación religiosa conocida como la Iglesia Metodista Unida (la "Iglesia"), de la cual esta conferenciaesunaparte,enelpasadohafuncionadoysigueafunciónatravésdeministrosdelevangelio(enelsentidodel artículo107delcódigodelinternalrevenue)quefueronosondebidamenteordenados,comisionadosoconlicenciade ministrosdelaiglesia(esdecir,"personasdelclero"); Considerandoque,laprácticadelaiglesiaydeestaconferenciafueyesdeproveerapersonasdelcleroactivounavivienda ounsubsidiodeviviendadealquilercomopartedesuremuneracióntotal; Considerandoque,laspensionesuotrosmontantesquesepagaronalcleroactivo,jubilado,despedido,yapersonascon discapacidadseconsiderancontribucionesdiferidasysepaganaactivos,jubilados,despedidosydiscapacitadosmiembros delcleroenconsideracióndesuservicioactivoanterior;y Considerandoque,elserviciodelInternalRevenuehareconocidoalaConferencia(osuspredecesores)comolaorganización apropiadaparadesignarsubsidiosdeviviendayviviendasdealquilerparaelcleroalaspersonasquesonofueronmiembros deestaconferenciaysonelegiblespararecibirtaldiferidaindemnización; Ahora,porlotanto,seresuelvequeunacantidadigualal100%delospagosdepensiones,indemnizaciónpordespidoo incapacidadrecibidosdeplanesautorizadosenellibrodeladisciplinadelaiglesiametodistaunida(la"disciplina"),que incluyetodosestospagosdelajuntageneraldepensionesybeneficiosdesalud("gbophb"),durantelosaños2016y 2017porcadaactivo,jubilado,despedidoodesactivadocleroquienesofuemiembrodelaConferencia,osusprecursores, esyporlapresentesedesignacomosubsidiosdeviviendayviviendasdealquilerparacadapersonadelclero;yquela cesantíadelapensiónolospagosporincapacidadalaqueseaplicaestesubsidiodeviviendaoviviendadealquilerserá cualquier Pensión, indemnizaciones o pagos por incapacidad de planes, rentas vitalicias o fondos autorizados bajo la Disciplina,incluyendolospagosdelaGBOPHBydeunaempresacomercialdeanualidadunaanualidaddebeneficios acumuladosenunplangbophb,anualidadofondoautorizadobajoladisciplina,queresultandecualquierserviciodeuna personadelcleroenestaconferenciaoqueunaactiva,jubilada,despedida,odesactivapersonadelclerodelaconferencia acualquieriglesialocal,conferenciasanualesdelaiglesia,agenciageneraldelaiglesia,otrainstitucióndelaiglesia,antigua denominaciónqueahoraformapartedelaiglesia,ocualquierotraentidadqueemplealapersonadelcleroparallevara caboserviciosrelacionadosconelministeriodelaiglesia,osusantecesoresyalcualeligióhacercontribucionesoacumular unbeneficiobajotalplan,anualidadofondodepensiónodediscapacidadcomopartedesuremuneracióntotaldetal personadelcleroactiva,jubiladaodiscapacitada. Nota:Elsubsidiodeviviendadealquilerquepuedeexcluirsedelingresototaldeunapersonadelcleroencualquieraño parafinesdeimpuestodelinternalrevenueeslimitadoen107(2)seccióndecódigodeinternalrevenueysusreglamentos almenosde:(1)elmontodelasubvencióndeviviendadealquilerdesignadoporelempleadordelapersonadelcleroo deotraagenciaapropiadadelaiglesia(comoestaconferenciaenlasresolucionesanteriores)paradichoaño;(2)elimporte realmentegastadoporlapersonadelcleroalalquilarunacasaeneseaño;o(3)elvalorjustodelacasa,incluyendo mobiliarioyequipamiento(porejemplo,ungaraje),máselcostedelosserviciospúblicoseneseaño. REPORTS

167 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS PARALAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE ElPlanComprensivodeFinanciamientoestábajorevisiónporlaJuntaGeneraldePensionesyBeneficiosdeSaludyestará disponibleenlasesióndelaconferenciaanualyseincluyeeneldiariode2016delaconferenciaríotexas. PARALAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Ensuprimerañodeliderazgo,laJuntadePensionesdelaConferenciaMetodistaUnidaRíoTexashahechoprogresosignificativo enlaadministracióndelosbeneficiosdelaconferencia,conelobjetivodemantenerplaneseficacesysosteniblesparamiembros delcleroylaicos.lajuntasededicaacuidaralosquesirvenenelministerioyesresponsabledevariosplanesdebeneficios, incluyendo pensiones, bienestar, vida, flexible y beneficios de salud. Como con la mayoría de los planes de beneficios, la administracióndetalespuedeserundesafíoconcomplejidadesenfinanciación,legislación,cumplimiento,condicioneseconómicas ylaeficaciageneraldelosplanes.lajuntasigueenalianzaestratégicaconlajuntageneraldelaspensionesybeneficiosdesalud delaiglesiametodistaenlaadministracióndebeneficiosdelaconferenciaparaasegurarqueelclero,laicosparticipanteseiglesias tenganlosrecursosyelapoyovaloradosporlaiglesiametodistaunida.enelpróximoaño,lajuntasecentraráenelprocesomás eficazalatransicióndetotalmentefacturardirectoalasiglesiasparaelcostototaldelosbeneficios.enmarzode2016,lajunta recibióundividendoderendimientohealthflexde$ paralaexperienciadereclamacionesduranteelaño se esperaquelajuntahagaunrepasodelasconsideracionessobrecómoutilizarmejoreldividendoatravésdeplanesdebeneficios ymaximizarsuimpactoalosqueservimos. PlandePensionesPre82 UnadelasprincipalesresponsabilidadesdelaJuntadePensionesesrecomendaralaConferenciaAnualacercadelatasade serviciopasadoopsrparaelserviciodelcleroantesde1982.losbeneficiosdepre82nofueronfinanciadostotalmenteal momentodeservicio,porlotantoseconvirtióenlaresponsabilidaddelaconferenciaanualasegurarquelosbeneficiosse hicieranviablesenelaño2021.losbeneficiosdepre82permitenalaspersonaselegiblesquehandadosusvidasalaiglesia MetodistaUnidaunajubilaciónquereflejalosprincipiosdelaiglesia.Duranteelveranode2015,laJuntasereuniócon actuariosdelajuntageneraldepensionesybeneficiosdesaludypararevisarvariasestrategiasdiferentesdefinanciación alargoplazodelatasadeserviciopasado.despuésdecuidadosaconsideraciónyoración,lajuntaadoptóunaestrategia teniendoencuentadelíndicedelcostodevidadelareservafederaldest.louis:urbanosurparaestablecerlatasade servicio pasadocada año. Estaestrategia también coordinará con ajustesen los bebficios del Seguro Social y basar los aumentosal70%delcambioenelíndicedepreciosalconsumidor(consumerpriceindex). Estoesimportanteporvariasrazones: EsunasuntofinancieroimportanteparalaConferenciaylaJuntadePensionesyaquecualquieraumentoenelRPS debefinanciarseenelañoaprobado. Elcostodeestosbeneficiosnoesfijosinoquevaríacadaañodependiendodelarentabilidadrealdelainversiónde losfondosqueyahasidopagadoenelfondodepre82.apartirdelarecienteevaluaciónactuarialparalaconferencia RíoTexas,elvalortotaldeestosfondosesde$27,003,517enel01deenerode2015.Lasdeudasdelplanascendieron a$31,538,388,dejandounadeudadelplandepensionesnoconsolidadode$ Latasadeserviciopasadopara2017semantendráanivelde$648porañodecréditodelaanualidad.Estatasaes aproximadamente 1% del Promedio de Remuneración de la Conferencia. Aunque el índice del costo de vida de la ReservaFederaldeSt.Louis:UrbanoSurinformóunadisminuciónalfinaldelaño2015,latasadeserviciopasadono disminuirá,ambosenprincipioycomounadisposicióndelplan. Durante su reunión de primavera, la Junta dio consideración seria al desarrollo de un plan de financiación para incluir pagos significativossobrelaresponsabilidaddepre82antesdefinalizarelactualperíododeamortizaciónenelaño2021.laconferencia RíoTexasactualmentetieneactivosparafinanciarlaresponsabilidaddesignadaparaestefin.Elfundamentoparacualquierenfoque definanciaciónconunafechadefinalizaciónaplazodecincoañosescomenzarunaestrategiaconservadorayresponsablepara aumentarelaseguramientoquelosasignadosfondosesténdisponiblesenel2021ymásallá. PlandelaSeguridaddeJubilacióndelClero FacturaciónDirectadeBeneficiosAsignados ElactualplandepensionesparaelcleroactivoeselPlandelaSeguridaddeJubilacióndelClerooelCRSP.Esteplanse compone de una contribución definida (DC) y el componente de beneficios definidos (DB). Ambos componentes son facturadosdirectamenteacadaiglesiaparatodaslaspersonasdelcleroatiempocompletoelegibles.lafinanciacióndel plandebeneficiosdefinidos(db)sebasaenelnúmerodecleroatiempocompletoylafórmuladebeneficiocrspadoptada por la Conferencia General y la Junta General de Pensiones y Beneficios de Salud. Además, cada conferencia anual es responsablederemitirlacontribuciónanualdebeneficiosdefinidosdelcrspalfondodelplandebeneficiosdelparatodos loscleroselegibles.lajuntahareconocidoquesehahechonecesariocambiarlafórmuladefacturacióndirectaparareflejar elcostorealdelplandecadacleroatiempocompleto.estecambiodarácomoresultadounenfoquemásequitativode facturacióndirectaenlugardelafórmulaactual.

168 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 167 LaactualfórmuladeDBparaelcleroatiempocompletoes$ %delPlandeCompensación. Efectivoel01deenerode2017,lafacturacióndeCRSPDBcambiaráa$5.582(anual)paracadaelegiblecleroatiempo completo. Estecambioseesperaqueresulteenunahorrodefacturadirectaglobalnetade$ paraelaño2017. LaestrategiadelfuturodelafacturacióndirectadeCRSPDBsebasaráenlaevaluaciónactuarialsuministradaporla JuntaGeneraldePensionesyBeneficiosdeSaludeinformadaanualmente. En2017,seesperaqueaproximadamente137iglesiasrecibiránunadisminuciónanualdelacorrienteDBfacturación de$16.456auncostoneutralde$3.cuarentayocho(48)iglesiasseesperanrecibirunincrementoanualenfacturación directade$7a$697. Enlareunióndelotoño,laJuntapuedeconsiderarunabecadeintroducciónparalasiglesiasquesolicitenasistencia parasatisfacerelgastocrecientedelcrspdb. BeneficiosdeSalud LaJuntasiguetrabajandoparaproporcionarbeneficiosdesaludybienestaralosparticipantesylaConferenciamientrasse ajustanalasrealidadesdeunentornoquecontinúaevolucionandoconnuevasopcionesylimitaciones.despuésdeuna cuidadosaconsideración,lajuntaeligióaretrasarlaaplicacióndelintercambioprivadodelhealthflex(healthflexprivate Exchange) precedentemente establecido para el Una consideración primordial para migrar al Intercambio fue la aparicióndel"impuestodecadillac."en18dediciembrede2015,elcongresoaprobóyelpresidentefirmóunretrasode dosañosdelimpuesto(cadillac)de40%sobreplanesdesaluddealtocostopatrocinadosporelempleador.esteretrasofue partedeunpaquetedefondosdefindeañodelgobiernoycambialafechaderetrasodel2018al2020.estopermitiráque lajuntadesarrolleherramientasparalaeducaciónyorientaciónalintercambiodehealthflexenunafechaposteriorpara aplicarunatransicióneficiente. LaofertaactualdelPlandeHealthFlexB1000continuaráen2017.Sinembargo,laestructuracambiaparareflejarelinicio deunacercamientogradualconelobjetivodedirectafacturaciónde100%delcostoparalaiglesiaenlugardeutilizarun métododefinanciacióncombinadodedistribucionesydefacturacióndirecta.estoresultaráenunaumentoenlacuenta directaalasiglesiasmientrasalmismotiempodisminuyendotambiénlasasignaciones.elenfoquedefacturadirectapermite una mayor transparencia en el costo de beneficios del plan y refleja la facturación directa del plan de pensiones de participantes laicos y del clero. Además, la Junta de Pensiones y el Gabinete reconocen que el costo para cubrir a dependienteshasidounapreocupaciónparalasfamiliasdelcleroyelsistemaitinerantedenombramientos.nohayninguna solución fácil para cubrir el 100% de los costos dependientes sin aumentar los gastos generales. Sin embargo, al no proporcionarbeneficiosdedependientespuedeafectarelllamadoalministeriodelcleroconfamilias. TarifasdeHealthFlexde2017 REPORTS Tasas Anuales de HealthFlex Clero Clero + 1 Clero + Familia 2 cleros + Familia Total $9.708 $ $ $ Asignados $3.888 $3.888 $3.888 $7.776 Contribución de la Iglesia $5.820 $5.820 $5.820 $ Costo del Dependiente al Pastor o la Iglesia $9.684 $ $5.172 FACTURA DIRECTA A LA IGLESIA $5.820 $ $ $ Tarifas Mensuales de HealthFlex Clero Clero + 1 Clero + Familia 2 clero +Familia Total $809 $1.616 $2.049 $2.049 Asignados $324 $324 $324 $648 Contribución de la Iglesia $485 $485 $485 $485 Costo de dependientes al Pastor o la Iglesia $807 $1.240 $916 FACTURA DIRECTA A LA IGLESIA $485 $1.292 $1.725 $1.401 Tasas de HealthFlex para Laicos Laico Laico + 1 Laico + Familia Anual $9.708 $ $ Mensual $809 $1.616 $2.049 Atentamente, GaryW.Anderson,Presidente,ConferenciaUnidaMetodistaRíoTexasJuntadepensiones

169 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS PARALAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE 2015Real (no auditado) 2016 Aprobado Propuesta de2017 %Cambio 2016vs2017 PlandeSalud Fuentes:Asignaciones % Facturadirecta ,40% FuentesTotales ,88% Usos:BeneficiosdeSalud ,88% Exceso/(Deficit) Administración de Pensiones y Becas Fuentes:Asignaciones % Usos:Personal % Oficina D&OFiduciario % Honorarioslegales % Discapacidadacortoplazo % Licencia de Año Sabático o Incapacidad % HRAJubilado % UsosTotales % Exceso/(Deficit) FacturaciónDirecta Fuentes:BeneficiosdeSalud CRSPCPP,DC,DB % UMPIPPT,PassThru ,15% FlexiónPlan % SegurodeVidaVoluntario % Totalfuentes ,42% Utiliza:BeneficiodeSalud CRSPCPP,DC,DB ,46% UMPIPPT,PassThru ,03% PlandeFlexión % SegurodeVidaVoluntario % UsosTotales % Excess/(deficit) OtrosAsuntos Fuentes:Ingresosdeinversión % LegadodelaCRG % RTC % Misc.Donaciones/intereses Usos:Pre % CRT LegadodeLuis Adv.PSR

170 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 169 PARALAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Los Estados financieros de 2015 de la Conferencia Río Texas están en proceso de ser auditados. La auditoría 2015 se incluirá en el Diario 2016 de la Conferencia Río Texas. FORINFORMATIONONLY Since our last report to the Annual Conference, the Trustees have been busy.our first task was to complete the legal windingup requirementsfortheriograndeconferenceandgetallofthepropertiesconsolidatedintotheriotexas AnnualConference.Wethenturnedourattentiontotheprocessofcataloguingandinspectingeachproperty,whichisnow complete.wealsodevelopedprotocolsandproceduresfortransitioningtheseproperties.wereportthatsixproperties have been sold, and several others are under listing agreements or under contract. A cemetery in LaVaca County was conveyed to Shiloh Cemetery and Community Center Association, Inc. We traded out the surface estate in return for clarificationofourmineralinterestsonatwoacretractindewittcounty,leasingthemineralsandreceivingadditional compensationforthetransferofthesurfacerights.wealsocompletedthedocumentationfortransferringpolly schapelto thepollytexaspioneersassociation,aswellasdoingthemoremundaneworkthatalltrusteesarechargedwith. SellingpropertiesthatareformerchurchesisasomberoccasionfortheTrustees,asweareawarethatpeoplehavecome tofaithinthosechurches,havebeenbaptized,married,confirmedandtheirlivescelebratedinthosesacredspaces.assuch, weareespeciallypleasedwhenweareabletopartnerwiththeconferenceanddistrictstotransitionpropertiesintounited Methodistministries.WeareverypleasedtohavepartneredwiththeCapitalDistrictintransitioningtheformerGrace UnitedMethodistChurchinsouthAustinintoaspaceforLifeInTheCityandassociatedministries.Wearealsoquitepleased tohavepartneredwiththewestdistrictintransitioningtheformerlakeviewunitedmethodistchurchinsanangelointo acommunityhubforcounselingservices,foodministriesandprovidingspaceforthewesleynurse.wehavefoundthat transitioningpropertyinthiswayishardwork,especiallyforthedistrictreceivingtheproperty.weareprayerfulthatsuch workbearsfruitandareexcitedtoseehowcommunitiesarechangedbythatwork. TheMt.WesleyRetreatCenterinKerrvillehasoccupiedagreatdealofourtimethislastyear,anddeservedlyso.Fortoo manyyears,deferredmaintenanceofthesleepingcabins,thegroundsandsomeofthemeetingspaceshaveresultedin negativeexperiencesbythoseusingthem.forsome,mt.wesleybecameaplaceto survive,notenjoy.thatischanging. TheTrusteesappointedtwodynamicsubcommitteestoassessoperationalissuesanddosomelongrangeplanning.These subcommittees have worked steadfastly inspecting the campus, doing survey work in the Annual Conference and strategicallyplanningforthefutureofmt.wesley.therewillbemuchattentiontoaccessibilityissues.manyofthesleeping roomswillbesignificantlyimproved.the slab willbevastlyupgradedandimproved.importantly,theseimprovements willnotbelimitedtothefacilities,butwillalsoinvolvehowmt.wesleyisoperated.webelievethatyouwillbeverypleased whenthedustsettles.weoweaspecialthankstothemembersofthetwosubcommitteeswhohaveworkedtirelesslyto assurethatmt.wesleywillbeasacredspaceforspiritualformationforgenerationstocome. Onefinalaspectofourworkregardstwoactionitems,beingReportNo.IIandReportNo.IIIoftheBoardofTrustees.In previousconversationsandactionsofthetrustees,wecametounderstandthattheriotexasannualconferencehadno policyorplanregardingthedispositionofthenetproceedsfromthesaleofdiscontinuedorabandonedproperties.the previousconferenceshadsuchpolicies,buttheydidnotcarryforwardintothenewconference.wearerequiredtohave suchapolicyunder 2549(3)ofthe2012BookofDiscipline(the Discipline ). Second,wefoundthattheDiscipline, 2549(7)requiresthattheConferenceadoptan urbanministrystrategicplan and thatnetproceedsfromthesaleofdiscontinuedorabandonedpropertylocatedinanurbancenterwithamorethan50,000 populationbeusedforneworexistingministrieswithinurbantransitionalcommunities.thesearecommunitiesintransition asverybroadlydescribedin 212oftheDiscipline. Tofulfillourduties,theTrusteesinitiallyvotedto: a.) b.) c.) Useabroadcountywidedefinitionof urbancenter sothatfundscouldbemorewidelyapplied. Onallsales,whetherurbanornot,reimbursetheTrustee scarryingcostsforthepropertyandthenput10%of theproceedsintoapropertyadministrationfund,cappedat$250,000,thepurposeforwhichistomaintain, inspect,insureandgenerallycareforthepropertyweareholding.theformerswtxconferencehadreserved20% oftheproceedsinasimilarfund. RegardingthesaleofformerRioGrandeConferenceproperties,werequiredapreferentialoptiontoapplythose netproceedsinhispanic/latinoministries. REPORTS

171 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS OncewehadcompletedourinitialdiscernmentandreportedsametotheConference smissionvitalitycenter,rev.dr. RubenSaenzandhisofficebeganworkinpreparinganurbanministrystrategicplantousethenetproceedsgeneratedby thesaleofdiscontinuedorabandonedpropertieslocatedinanurbancenter.reportsno.iiandno.iiiaretheresultsofour work.reportno.iiispresentedbythetrusteesandreportno.iiiisjointlypresentedbythetrusteesandthemissionvitality Centerforyourconsideration.WewillappreciateyourfavorableconsiderationofReportsNo.IIandIII. Rev.WilliamL.Knobles PresidentBoardofTrustees FORCONFERENCEACTION The2012BookofDiscipline(the Discipline ), providesthattheConferenceTrusteesmayproceedtosellorlease discontinuedorabandonedchurchpropertiesandrecommendthedispositionoftheproceedsinkeepingwiththeannual Conferencepolicy. The policy of the former Southwest Texas Annual Conference regarding proceeds from the sale of discontinued or abandonedpropertywasfortheconferencetrusteestoretain20%oftheproceedstopayfortheirworkinmaintaining, marketingandgenerallyadministeringtheproperties,with80%beingpaidovertothedistrictinwhichthepropertywas located.thepolicyoftheformerriograndeannualconferencewastopayoveralloftheproceedstothedistrictinwhich thepropertywaslocated.theconferencetrusteesnotethatsomeofthediscontinuedorabandonedpropertiesofthe formerriograndeconferencearenolongerlocatedinthegeographicterritoryoftheriotexasannualconference.this reportproposesanewpolicyoftheriotexasannualconferenceforapplicationofproceedsfromthesaleofdiscontinued orabandonedproperties. First,asregardsalldiscontinuedorabandonedpropertysoldbytheConferenceTrustees,computationofthe proceeds fromthesaleshallbethe netproceeds.netproceedsaredefinedasthegrossproceedsofthesale,minusallcostsofthe sale,minusthecarryingcostsincurredbytheconferencetrusteesandminusa10%portionoftheproceedscalculatedafter thedeductionofthesalesandcarryingcosts,which10%portionshallberetainedbytheconferencetrusteesfortheirwork inmaintaining,marketingandgenerallyadministeringthepropertiesundertheirstewardship( PropertyAdministration Fund ).Theterm carryingcosts shallinclude,butnotbelimitedto,thecostofinsuring;maintaining;securing;surveying; appraisingandadministeringtheproperty;theremovingtheunitedmethodistinsignia,recordsandsacredobjectsfrom theproperty;inspectingthepropertyandgenerallyallcostswhichareparticulartothepropertybeingsold. Second,asregardsthePropertyAdministrationFund,samewillnotexceed$250,000.00(the cap )andiftheproperty AdministrationFundexceedsthecap,thennoallocationwillbemadefromproceedsofasalethatwouldcausetheFundto furtherexceedthecap. Third,asregardsdiscontinuedorabandonedpropertiesidentifiedasbeingwithinan urbancenter or urbantransitional communities,per and 212oftheDiscipline,beingdefinedforthispurposeannuallyascountieswithpopulation greater than 50,000 based on population data from The Office of the State Demographer, Texas State Data Center. ( distributedaccordingtotheannualconferenceurbanministrystrategicplan. Fourth,asregardsdiscontinuedorabandonedpropertiesnotidentifiedasbeingwithinurbantransitionalcommunities,the netproceedsfromthesaleofthesepropertiesshallbemadeavailableforusebythedistrictstrategyteam(orequivalent structure)inthedistrictfromwhichthepropertyislocated. Fifth,astoformerRioGrandeAnnualConferencediscontinuedorabandonedpropertieswhicharenotlocatedwithinthe geographicalareaoftheannualconference,netproceedsfromthesaleofthesepropertiesshallbemadeavailabletothe AnnualConferenceBoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopmentwitharestrictionsubstantiallylikethis:"Thesefunds havebeenobtainedbythesaleofpropertyfromtheformerriograndeannualconference.theboardsresponsibleforthe useofthesefundsaretogivehighestprioritytotheiruseforlatinoandhispanicministries. Sixth, as regards the net proceeds from the sale of former Rio Grande Annual Conference discontinued or abandoned properties,suchnetproceedsshallbemadeavailabletothedistrictstrategyteam(orequivalentstructure)andtheannual ConferenceBoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopment,asprescribedintheseReports,witharestrictionsubstantially likethis:"thesefundshavebeenobtainedbythesaleofpropertyfromtheformerriograndeannualconference.the BoardsresponsiblefortheuseofthesefundsaretogivehighestprioritytotheiruseforLatinoandHispanicministries.

172 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 171 FORCONFERENCEACTION RTCUrbanMinistryStrategicPlan Introduction The2012BookofDiscipline(the Discipline )[ 2548, 212]hasestablishedaformalrequirementthataddresseswhathas beenaconcernforthechurchfordecades.wehavewitnessedchurchesinurbantransitionalcommunities wherethe membersofthechurchhavemovedawayfromthechurchfacilityasnewgroupsofpeoplehavemovedintothecommunity aroundthechurchfacility.asthecommunityaroundthechurchhaschanged,thechurchstruggles.theresponsesofthe localurbanchurchtothesechangesarequitevaried.somechurchescontinuetoreachtheirformerconstituentsevenas theymoveoutofthecommunityaroundtheirfacility.they"commute"intochurch.thiskindofresponsecanoftensustain achurchthroughthelifespanoftheoriginalconstituentsofthechurch.butthechurchthatisrespondinginthiswaywill inevitablydeclineovertimebecauseofthedisconnectbetweenthechurchbodyandthecommunityaroundthechurch facility.somechurches choose to open their facility to the changing urban community and as the former congregation participantsslowlywithdraw,anewcongregationalcharacteremerges.sometimesitbecomesanichechurchreachingone slice,onesegmentofthecommunitypopulation.sometimesitbecomesadiversechurch,reflectingthediversityinthe community.butwhethertheemergingcongregationisanicheministryoradiversecongregation,thesecongregationstend tobefragileandchallengingbotharoundleadershipissuesandaroundfinancialcapacitytosupporttheongoingministryof thechurch. TheDisciplinenowrequiresthatwhenachurchinanurbanareaisdiscontinuedandthepropertyabandonedandsold,that thefundsderivedfromthesaleofthatpropertybesetasideforuseinsupportofvitalurbanministryaccordingtotheurban ministrystrategicplanoftheannualconference. Definition Anareaisconsideredanurbanareaforthepurposesofthisplanifitiswithintheboundariesofacityortownwitha populationofatleast50,000.treasuryservicesonceeachcalendaryearwillproducealistofthecountieswithpopulation ofatleast50,000anddistributethatlisttotheconferencetrusteesforapproval.thelistwillbedistributedtotheannual ConferenceOfficeofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopmentandtheCabinet.Ifanychurchpropertyissoldwithinthe boundariesofanyofthelistedurbanareas,proceedsshallbeprocessedunderthisstrategicplanforurbanministries. Theclaimsuponproceedsofthesaleofsuchpropertiesinclude: ThemissionfieldinthepropertyareamadeupofthepeoplewhoareinneedofarelationshipwithChristtobe broughttofollowjesus,becomedisciplesandtransformtheworld. Thecongregationthatbuiltandusedtheproperty,ifthatcongregationstillexistsatthetimeofsale. TheDistrictinwhichthechurchpropertyislocated. TheAnnualConference. StrategicProcessforUrbanMinistry TheAnnualConferenceisresponsibletoextendthegospelofChristtothediversepeopleintheRioTexasConference.The Conferenceisawareofthegapbetweenthediversityofpeopleinourmissionareaandthemuchlessdiverserepresentation ofpeopleinourchurches.werecognizethatwehavechurchfacilitiesinurbanareasofgreatdiversity.thosefacilitiesare potentialmissionoutpoststoallowthegospelofchristtobeextendedtothediversepeopleofourconferencearea. Thechurchesthatserveandministerinthosediversemissionfieldshavearesponsibilitytoreachouttothediversepeople thatsurroundthem.whenachurchisunableorunwillingtoreachout,itdoesnotlessentheresponsibilityofthelarger Churchtobringthegospeltothepeoplewholiveinourcommunities.Beforeanysaleofpropertyisconsidered,(especially whenachurchisnearingtheendofitsministrylifeandthepropertymaybeabandonedandsoldorwhenacongregation isconsideringsellingitspropertyandmovingoutofacommunity,)thedistrictsuperintendentistorequirethedistrict StrategyTeam(orequivalentstructure,asdecidedbytheDistrictSuperintendent,andthephrase DistrictStrategyTeam asusedhereinshallincludesuchequivalentstructure)toconductastudy(the Study )ofthemissionfieldinthearea wherethepropertyistobeconsideredforsale.themissionfieldforthisstudycouldbetheentireurbanareaoramore restrictedareaaroundthediscontinuedorabandonedpropertyatthediscretionofthedistrictstrategyteam.thestudy should provide guidance to the District Superintendent and the Conference Office of Congregational Vitality and Developmentastothefeasibilityofamission,newchurchstartorotherministrytobringthegospelofChristtothepeople identified in the mission field. The Study should also specify how potential proceeds from the sale of discontinued or abandonedpropertyshouldberestrictedtosupportreachingthepeopleinthediverseurbanmissionfield. Wenotethatonceachurch is discontinuedorabandoned,thepropertybecomestheresponsibilityoftheconference Trusteesunder 2549oftheDiscipline.TheConferenceTrusteesaretosellorleasethepropertyandrecommendthe dispositionoftheproceedsinkeepingwithannualconferencepolicy.thisurbanministrystrategicplanispartofthatpolicy. TheConferenceTrusteesadvisethatthesediscontinuedorabandonedpropertiesdeclinequicklyandareexpensiveforthe REPORTS

173 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS AnnualConferencetomaintain.Assuch,beststewardshippracticesaretopromptlymarketthepropertiesunless,atthe timethechurchisdiscontinuedorsoonthereafter,thereisaplanpresentedtotheconferencetrusteesbytheannual ConferenceorbytheDistrictStrategyTeamtousethepropertyinministryinaccordancewiththeStudy.Ifnosuchplanis promptlypresented,theconferencetrusteeswillmarketthepropertyanddistributethenetproceedsinaccordancewith thisstrategicplan. Summary:TheStudyIncludes: DemographicProfileoftheMissionField. FeasibilityStudyformission,newchurchplantsorministriestoreachthepeopleinthemissionfield. Proposedrestrictionsand/orpriorityforuseofproceedsfromsaleofpropertytoreachthediversepeopleofthe urbanmissionfield. Under this policy and as regards discontinued or abandoned property in an urban area, if the property is sold by the Conference Trustees, the Conference Trustees shall make availablethe net proceeds from sales of discontinued or abandonedurbanpropertiestothedistrictstrategyteamandtheannualconferenceboardofcongregationalvitalityand DevelopmentsubjecttotherestrictionsandprioritiesfromthemissionfieldstudyconductedbytheDistrictStrategyTeam. TheDistrictStrategyTeamandtheAnnualConferenceBoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopmentareresponsible forapplyingtheappropriaterestrictionstotheuseofthesefunds.seventyfivepercent(75%)ofthenetproceedsareto returntothedistrictforusebythedistrictstrategyteamforthisrestrictedpurposeandtwentyfive(25%)ofthenet proceedsaretogototheannualconferenceboardofcongregationalvitalityanddevelopment,alsoforthisrestricted purpose.theannualconferenceportionofthisdistributionisnottoberestrictedforuseinaparticulardistrict,butis restrictedtouseforsupportofurbanministryintheconferenceinaccordancewiththisstrategicplan. TheDistrictStrategyTeamandtheAnnualConferenceBoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopmentareresponsible for receiving, evaluating, and approving applications for dispersing funds. The District Strategy Team and the Annual ConferenceBoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopmentwillsolicit,evaluateandcommunicatereportsontheuseof thesefundstotheunitingtable,conferencetrusteesandconferencemembership. Example:ChurchAhasslowlydiedthroughseveraldecadesofneglectofthemissionfieldaroundthechurch.TheAnglo populationthatwasoncetheconstituencyofthechurchhasmovedseveralmilesawayandthehomesonceoccupiedby churchmembersarenowoccupiedbyanurbanmissionfieldthatis40%africanamerican,35%hispanic/latinoand25% Asian.ThechurchisfinallydiscontinuedandtheDistrictStrategyTeamstudiesthecommunitywiththeconclusionthatthere arenoidentifiedleadersorministriesthatcouldusethepropertyeffectivelytoreachthemissionfieldthatexistsinthearea aroundchurcha.theconferencetrusteessellthepropertyanddistributetheproceedstothedistrict(75%)andconference BoardofCongregationalVitalityandDevelopment(25%)witharestrictionlikethis:"Thesefundshavebeenobtainedbythe saleofpropertyinanurbanmissionfieldthatisdiversewithapopulationthatis40%africanamerican,35%hispanic,and 25%AsianandarethereforeintendedtobeprioritizedforvalidmissionorministryalongsidepeoplewhoarefromAfrican American,Hispanic/Latino,orAsianethnicity.TheBoardsresponsiblefortheuseofthesefundsaretogivehighestpriority totheirusetoreachthesediversepeoplegroups.netproceedsfromthesaleofdiscontinuedorabandonedpropertiesfrom theformerriograndeannualconferenceshallbepreferentiallyusedforlatinoandhispanicministries." UrbanMinistryPlanningandImplementation TheDistrictsthatcontainanurbanmunicipalitywilldevelopanurbanministryplanfortheirurbanarea.TheDistrictStrategy TeamorequivalentstructurechosenbytheDistrictaretoworktogethertodevelopaplanthat: Identifiesthepeoplegroupsintheurbanareamissionfield(demographicProfile). Identifiesthepeoplegroupswhoareparticipatingactivelyinexistingchurches(demographicprofileofthechurch population). Identifieschurchesthatarecapableofextendingnewmissionsorministriestoreachpeopleoutsidetheprominent peoplegroupofthechurchdocrossculturalministry. Identifiespotentialleadersofnewmissions,newchurchplantsandnewministriesamongthediversepeopleinthe urbanmissionfield. Developsaplantoreachthepeopleinthemissionfieldwithmissions,newchurchplantsandministries. Developslongterm(7to10year)fundingplansformissions,churchplantsandministriesamongthediversepeoplein theurbanmissionfield. Setsmeasureablegoalsandtimelinesforreachingthediversepeopleintheurbanmissionfieldwiththegospelof Christ. Assignsspecificresponsibilitiesforcarryingouttheplantoindividuals,teamsandchurches. Evaluatestheplananditsimplementation. AnnualConferenceUrbanMinistryStrategyandConferenceTrusteesApprovals ThisstrategicplanhasbeensubmittedtotheUnitingTableandbeenapprovedbythemembersoftheUrbanMinistry StrategicPlanTaskForceonMarch12,2016. ThisstrategicplanhasbeenapprovedbytheUnitedMethodistRioTexasConferenceBoardofTrusteesonApril22,2016.

174 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 173 PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE DesdenuestroúltimoinformealaConferenciaAnual,laJuntadeSíndicoshaestadomuyocupada.Nuestraprimeratarea fuedecompletarlosrequisitoslegalesdelaconferenciaríograndeyconsolidartodaslaspropiedadesenlaconferencia AnualRioTexas.Luegofijamosnuestraatenciónalprocesodecatalogacióneinspeccióndecadavivienda,locualyaestá completo. También hemos desarrollado protocolos y procedimientos para realizar la transición de estas propiedades. Divulgamosqueseispropiedadeshansidovendidas,yvariasotrasestánenlistadeacuerdosobajocontrato.Uncementerio enelcondadolavacafuetransmitidoashilohcemeteryandcommunitycenterassociation,inc.cambiamoslosderechos debienesdesuperficieporlaclarificacióndenuestrosinteresesmineralesenunaextensióndedoshectáreasenelcondado DeWitt,arrendandolosmineralesyrecibiendocompensaciónadicionalporlatransferenciadelosderechosdebienesde superficie. También se completó la documentación para la transferencia de la Capilla Polly a la Polly Texas Pioneers Association,ytambiénsehizoeltrabajomásmundanoacargodelosSíndicos. Laventadepropiedadesdeiglesiasqueexistieronpreviamenteesdeocasiónsombríaparalossíndicos,yaqueestamos conscientes que personas han llegado a la fe en esas iglesias, han sido bautizadas, casadas, confirmadas y sus vidas celebradas en esos espacios sagrados. Por lo tanto, nos complace especialmente cuando podemos asociarnos con la Conferencia y los Distritos a establecer las propiedades en transición en ministerios Metodistas Unidos. Estamos muy contentosconnuestraasociaciónconeldistritocapitalenlatransicióndelapreviagraceunitedmethodistchurchenel surdeaustinaunespaciodevidaenlaciudadyministeriosasociados.tambiénestamosmuysatisfechosdehabernos asociadoconeldistritowestenlatransicióndelaantiguaiglesiametodistaunidalakeviewensanángeloauncentrode comunidad para consejería, ministerios de alimentos y proporcionar espacio para Wesley Nurse. Aprendimos que la transicióndepropiedadesdeestamaneraestrabajoarduo,especialmenteparaeldistritoquerecibelapropiedad.oramos quedichaobraproduzcafrutoynosemocionamosalvercómolascomunidadespuedensermodificadasporesetrabajo. El centro de retiro Monte Wesley en Kerrville ha ocupado merecidamente mucho de nuestro tiempo este último año. Durantemuchosaños,seaplazóelmantenimientodelosdormitoriosenlascabañas,enlosterrenosyenalgunosdelos espaciosdereuniónqueresultabanenexperienciasnegativasensuuso.paraalgunos,mt.wesleyseconvirtióenunlugar endonde"sobrevivir",ynodisfrutar.esoestácambiando.lossíndicosdesignaronadossubcomitésdinámicosparaevaluar lascuestionesoperacionalesyhacerciertoplaneamientodelargoalcance.estossubcomitéshantrabajadofirmemente conduciendoinspeccionesdelcampus,haciendounaencuestapormediodeuntrabajodeestudioatravésdelaconferencia AnualyplanificandolaestratégicaparaelfuturodeMt.Wesley.Seledarámuchaatenciónalosproblemasdeaccesibilidad. Muchosdelosdormitoriosseránsignificativamentemejorados.La"losa"delpisoseráreparadaymejoradaenormemente. Porcierto,estasmejorasnoselimitaránalasinstalaciones,perotambiénimplicacómofuncionaráMt.Wesley.Creemos quetodosestaránmuycomplacidoscuandose asienteelpolvo.debemosunagradecimientoespecialalosmiembrosde losdossubcomitésquetrabajaronincansablementeparaasegurarquemt.wesleysigasiendounespaciosagradoparala formaciónespiritualdelasgeneracionesvenideras. Unúltimoaspectodenuestrotrabajotienequévercondoselementosdeacción,esdecir,delosInformesNºIIyNºIIIde lajuntadesíndicos.enanterioresconversacionesyaccionesdelossíndicos,aprendimosquelaconferenciaanualriotexas noteníaningunapolíticaoplanencuantoaladisposicióndelosprocedimientosdeventasdepropiedadesdescontinuadas oabandonadas.lasconferenciasanterioresteníanesaspolíticas,peronosellevaronadelanteenlanuevaconferencia. Estamosobligadosatenerunatalpolíticabajo 2549(3)delLibrodeDisciplina2012(la"Disciplina"). En segundo lugar, hemos visto que la Disciplina, 2549 (7), requiere que la Conferencia adopte un "plan estratégico de ministeriourbano"yquelosingresosnetosdelaventadebienessuspendidosoabandonados,localizadosenuncentro urbanoconpoblacióndemásde50.000seusenparaministeriosnuevosoexistentesdentrodelascomunidadesurbanas entransición.estassonlascomunidadesentransicióncomosedescribeentérminosmuyampliosenel 212delaDisciplina. Paracumplirconnuestrosdeberes,laJuntadeSíndicosinicialmentevotóafavorde: a.) Utilizar una definición de "centro urbano" de amplio condado para que los fondos se apliquen más ampliamente. b.)entodaslasventas,yaseadepropiedadurbanaono,reembolsarlosgastoscorrientesdelsíndicorelacionados conlapropiedadyluegoponerel10%delosingresosenunfondodeadministracióndelapropiedad,limitadoa $250,000.Elfinserádemantener,inspeccionar,asegurarygeneralmenteseguirelcuidadodelapropiedadque estamosadministrando.laanteriorconferenciaswtxhabíareservadoel20%delosingresosenunfondosimilar. c.)acercadelaventadepropiedadesdelaanteriorconferenciaríogrande,serequiereunaopciónpreferencial paraaplicarlosingresosnetosalosministerioshispanos/latinos. UnavezquetuvimosporterminadonuestrodiscernimientoinicialeinformadoelmismoalCentrodeVitalidaddelaMisión delaconferencia,elrdo.dr.rubénsáenzysuoficinacomenzaronaprepararunplanestratégicodeministeriourbanocon elpropósitodeusarlosingresosgeneradosporlaventadepropiedadesdiscontinuadasyabandonadasencentrosurbanos. REPORTS

175 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS InformesNºIIyNºIIIsonelresultadodenuestrotrabajo.ElInformeNºIIsepresentaporlosSíndicosyelInformeNºIIIse presentaconjuntamenteporlossíndicosyelcentrodevitalidaddelamisiónparavuestraconsideración.lesagradeceremos suconsideraciónfavorabledelosinformesnos.iiyiii. ElRdo.WilliamL.Knobles PresidentedelaJuntadeSíndicos PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA ElLibrodeDisciplina2012(la"Disciplina"), proporcionaquelosSíndicosdelaConferenciapuedenprocedera venderoarrendarpropiedadesdeiglesiasdescontinuadasoabandonadasyrecomendarladisposicióndelosingresosde acuerdoconlapolíticadelaconferenciaanual. LapolíticadelaantiguaSouthwestTexasAnnualConference,conrespectoalasgananciasdelaventadepropiedades descontinuadasoabandonadas,seefectuóparaquelossíndicosdelaconferenciaretuvieranel20%delosingresospara pagarporeltrabajodemantenimiento,promociónyadministracióngeneraldelaspropiedades,pagandoel80%aldistrito endondeseencontrabalapropiedad.lapolíticadelaanteriorconferenciaanualriograndeerapagartodoslosfondosal distrito en donde se encontraba la propiedad. Los Síndicos de la Conferencia toman en cuenta que algunas de las propiedades discontinuadas y abandonadas dela anterior Conferencia Río Grande ya nose encuentran en el territorio geográficodelaconferenciaanualriotexas.esteinformeproponeunanuevapolíticaparalaaplicacióndelosingresosde laventadepropiedadesdiscontinuadasoabandonadas. En primer lugar, en relación con todas descontinuadas o abandonadas propiedades vendidas por los Síndicos de la Conferencia,elcómputodelas"ganancias"delaventaseguirásiendola"ganancianeta".Ingresosnetossedefinencomo los ingresos brutos de la venta, menos todos los costos de laventa, menos los costos incurridos por los Síndicos de la Conferencia y menos una porción del 10% de los ingresos calculados después de la deducción de las ventas y costos incurridos.lapartedel10%seráretenidaporlossíndicosdelaconferenciaporsulaborenelmantenimiento,promocióny administracióngeneraldelaspropiedadesbajosuadministración"(fondodeadministracióndelapropiedad).eltérmino" costos incurridos" incluye, pero no se limita al costo de asegurar; mantener; proteger; proveer servicios de topografía; evaluaciónyadministracióndelapropiedad;quitarlainsigniadelaiglesiametodistaunida,registrosyobjetossagradosde lapropiedad;inspeccióndelapropiedadygeneralmentetodoslosgastosquesonparticularesdelapropiedadquesevende. En segundo lugar, en relación con el fondo de administración de propiedades, el mismo no excederá $250, (el "máximo")ysielfondodeadministracióndepropiedadesexcedeelmáximo,entoncesnoseharáningunaasignaciónde ingresosdeunaventaqueharíaqueelfondoexcedieraelmáximo. Tercero,encuantoadescontinuadasoabandonadaspropiedadesubicadasdentrodeun"centrourbano"o"comunidades entransiciónurbanas",por y 212delaDisciplina,(definidoparaestepropósitoanualmentecomocondadoscon poblaciónsuperiora50.000ybasadoendatosdepoblacióndelaoficinadeldemógrafodelestado,centrodedatosdel EstadodeTexas. bolsodeunfondodepropiedadesurbanasydistribuidodeacuerdoconelplandeministerioestratégicourbanodela ConferenciaAnual. Encuartolugar,encuantoapropiedadesdescontinuadasoabandonadasynoidentificadascomopartedecomunidades urbanasentransición,elingresonetodelaventadeestaspropiedadesdeberáhacersedisponibleparaelusodelequipode EstrategiadelDistrito(oestructuraequivalente)eneldistritodondeseencuentralapropiedad. Quinto,encuantoapropiedadesdescontinuadasoabandonadasdentrodelaanteriorConferenciaAnualRioGrandeque noseencuentrandentrodelazonageográficadelaconferenciaanual,losingresosnetosdelaventadeestaspropiedades deberán ser puestos a disposición de la Junta de Vitalidad Congregacional y Desarrollo de la Conferencia Anual substancialmenteconunarestriccióncomoésta:"estosfondoshansidoobtenidosdelaventadepropiedadesdelaanterior ConferenciaAnualRíoGrande.LasJuntasresponsablesporelusodeestosfondosdaránprioridadasuutilizaciónpara ministerioshispanosylatinos. Ensextolugar,encuantoalosingresosnetosdelaventadepropiedadesdescontinuadasoabandonadasenlaanterior ConferenciaAnualRioGrande,dichosingresosnetosdeberánserpuestosadisposicióndelEquipodeEstrategiadelDistrito (oestructuraequivalente)ypropiedadesdescontinuadasoabandonadasenlaanteriorconferenciaanualriogrande,como prescritoenestosinformes,conunarestricciónsubstancialmentecomoesta:"estosfondoshansidoobtenidosporlaventa depropiedadesdelaanteriorconferenciaanualríogrande.lasjuntasresponsablesporelusodeestosfondosdarán prioridadasuutilizaciónparaministerioshispanosylatinos.

176 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 175 PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA PlanEstratégicodeMinisterioUrbanodelaCRT Introducción ElLibrodeDisciplina2012(la"Disciplina")[ ]haestablecidounrequisitoformalqueserelataaloquehasido una preocupación de la Iglesia por décadas. Hemos sido testigos de algunas iglesias en las comunidades urbanas en transicióndondelosmiembrosdelaiglesiasehanalejadodelasubicacionesdelaiglesiaynuevosgruposdepersonasse hantrasladadoalacomunidadalrededordelaiglesia.alcambiarlacomunidadalrededordelaiglesia,laiglesialucha.las respuestasdelaiglesialocalurbanaaestoscambiossonmuyvariadas.algunasiglesiassiguenabarcandoasusantiguos miembrosaúndespuésquesemuevenfueradelacomunidadalrededordesusubicaciones.estosmiembros"viajan"ala iglesia.amenudo,estetipodealcancepuedesosteneraunaiglesiaatravésdelavidaútildelosmiembrosoriginalesdela iglesia.perolaiglesiaquerespondedeestamanerainevitablementedisminuiráalpasodeltiempodebidoaladesconexión entreelcuerpodelaiglesiaylacomunidadalrededordelaiglesia.algunasiglesiasdecidenabrirsuspuertasalacomunidad urbanacambianteymientraslosparticipantesdelaanteriorcongregaciónseretiranpocoapoco,emergeunnuevocarácter congregacional.avecesseconvierteensoloministraraunaporcióndelaiglesiaalcanzandosolamenteunapartedela poblacióndelacomunidad.avecesseconvierteenunaiglesiadiversaquereflejaladiversidaddelacomunidad.sila congregación emergente resulta ser un Ministerio de segmento o de una diversa congregación, estas congregaciones tiendenaserfrágilesydifícilesencuestionesdeliderazgoyencapacidadfinancieraparaapoyarelactualministeriodela iglesia. LaDisciplinaahorarequierequecuandosecierraunaiglesiaenunazonaurbanaylapropiedadseabandonaysevende,los fondosderivadosdelaventadeesapropiedadsedebenapartarparausoenelapoyodeministeriourbanovitalsegúnel PlanEstratégicodeMinisterioUrbanodelaConferenciaAnual. Definición Paralospropósitosdeesteplan,unaáreaseconsideraáreaurbanasiestádentrodeloslímitesdeunaciudadopueblocon unapoblacióndealmenos losserviciosdetesoreríaunavezporañoproducenunalistadeloscondadoscon poblacióndealmenos50.000ydistribuyelalistaalossíndicosdelaconferenciaparasuaprobación.lalistasedistribuirá alaoficinadevitalidadydesarrollocongregacionalyalgabinetedelaconferenciaanual.sicualquierpropiedaddela iglesiasevendedentrodeloslímitesdecualquieradelasáreasurbanasmencionadas,lasgananciassedistribuiránpor mediodeesteplanestratégicodeministeriosurbanos. Losreclamosdelasgananciasdelaventadedichaspropiedadesincluyen: ElcampodemisióndepersonasquenecesitanunarelaciónconCristoeneláreadelapropiedadquedebenser traídasaseguirajesúsyconvertidasendiscípulosparatransformaralmundo. Lacongregaciónqueconstruyóyutilizólapropiedad,sitodavíaexisteenelmomentodelaventa. ElDistritodondeseencuentralapropiedaddelaiglesia. LaConferenciaAnual. ProcesoEstratégicoparaelMinisterioUrbano LaConferenciaAnualesresponsabledeextenderelevangeliodeCristoalaspersonasdiversasenlaConferenciaRíoTexas. La Conferencia es consciente de la brecha entre la diversidad de personas en la zona de la misión y la menos diversa representación de personas en nuestras iglesias. Reconocemos que tenemos iglesias en las zonas urbanas de gran diversidad.lasiglesiassonpotencialespuestosdemisióndenuestrasconferenciasendondeelevangeliodecristosepueda extenderalagentediversadelárea. Lasiglesiasquesirvenyministranenesasesferasdiversasdemisióntienenlaresponsabilidaddealcanzarhaciafueraalas diversas personas que las rodean. Cuando una iglesia es incapaz o no está dispuesta a alcanzar, eso no minora la responsabilidaddelaiglesiamásgrandedellevarelevangelioalaspersonasquevivenennuestrascomunidades.antesque cualquierventadepropiedadesseconsidere(sobretodocuandounaiglesiaseestáacercandoalfindesuvidadeministerio ylapropiedadpuedeserabandonadayvendida,ocuandounacongregaciónestáconsiderandovendersupropiedady salirsedeesacomunidad),elsuperintendentededistritodebeexigirqueelequipodeestrategiadeldistrito(oestructura equivalente, como decidido por el Superintendente de Distrito, y la frase "Equipo de Estrategia del Distrito en este documentodebeincluirunaestructuraequivalente)parallevaracabounestudio("elestudio")eneláreademisionesdonde lapropiedadseestáconsiderandoponerseenventa.elcampodemisiónparaelpresenteestudiopodríasertodaelárea urbanaounazonamásrestringidaalrededordelapropiedaddiscontinuadayabandonadaaladiscrecióndelequipode Estrategia del distrito. El estudio debe orientar al Superintendente de Distrito y a la oficina de Vitalidad y Desarrollo Congregacional en cuanto a la viabilidad de una misión, un nuevo comienzo de iglesia u otro ministerio para llevar el evangelio de Cristo a las personas identificadas en el campo de misión. El estudio debe también especificar cómo los potencialesprocedentesdelaventadelapropiedaddescontinuadaoabandonadadebenlimitarseaayudaraalcanzarala genteenelcampodemisiónurbanodiverso. REPORTS

177 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Notamosqueunavezqueunaiglesiasecierraoseabandona,lapropiedadseconvierteenlaresponsabilidaddelosSíndicos de la Conferencia bajo 2549 de la Disciplina. Los Síndicos de la Conferencia venderán o arrendarán la propiedad y recomendaránladisposicióndelosingresosdeacuerdoconlapolíticadelaconferenciaanual.esteplanestratégicode Ministerio Urbano es parte de esa política. Los Síndicos de la Conferencia deben aconsejar que estas propiedades discontinuadasyabandonadasdeclinanrápidamenteysoncostosasdemantenerporlaconferenciaanual.comotal,las mejoresprácticasdeadministraciónsonelponerdeventarápidamentelaspropiedadesamenosque,enelmomentoque laiglesiacesadeseroprontodespuésdeeso,hayaunplanpresentadoalossíndicosdelaconferenciaporlaconferencia oporelequipodeestrategiadeldistritoparautilizarlapropiedadenelministeriodeacuerdoconelestudio.siningúntal plansepresentapuntualmente,lossíndicosdelaconferenciapondránlapropiedadenventaydistribuiránlaganancianeta delaventadeacuerdoconesteplanestratégico. Resumen:Elestudioincluye: Elperfildemográficodelcampodemisión. Unestudiodefactibilidadparalamisión,nuevasplantasdeiglesiaoministeriosparaalcanzaralaspersonasenel campodemisión. Propuestasrestriccionesoprioridadesparaelusodeingresosdelaventadelapropiedadparaalcanzaraladiversa poblacióndelcampodemisiónurbano. Bajoestapolítica,ycomoseaplicaapropiedadesdiscontinuadasyabandonadasenunazonaurbana,silapropiedadse vendeporlossíndicosdelaconferencia,lossíndicosdelaconferenciapondránadisposicióndelequipodeestrategiadel Distrito y la Junta de Vitalidad y Desarrollo Congregacional la ganancia neta de la venta de propiedades urbanas descontinuadasoabandonadas,sujetoalasrestriccionesyprioridadesenelestudiodecampodelamisiónllevadaacabo porelequipodeestrategiadeldistrito.elequipodeestrategiadeldistritoylajuntadevitalidadydesarrollocongregacional sonresponsablesdeaplicarlasrestriccionesadecuadasparaelusodeestosfondos.setentaycincoporciento(75%)delos ingresosnetossedevolveránaldistritoparausoporelequipodeestrategiadeldistritoparaesterestringidopropósito,y veinticinco(25%)delosingresosnetosiránalajuntadevitalidadydesarrollocongregacionaldelaconferenciaanual, tambiénparaestepropósitolimitado.laporcióndelaconferenciaanualdeestadistribuciónnodebeserrestringidapara elusoenundistritoparticular,peroselimitaautilizarseparaelapoyodeministeriourbanoenlaconferenciadeacuerdoa esteplanestratégico. ElEquipodeEstrategiadelDistritoylaJuntadeVitalidadyDesarrolloCongregacionalsonresponsablesderecibir,evaluar yaprobarsolicitudesdedispersióndelosfondos.elequipodeestrategiadeldistritoylajuntadevitalidadydesarrollo Congregacional de la Conferencia Anual solicitará, evaluará y comunicará informes sobre el uso de estos fondos a los miembrosdelamesaunida,lossíndicosdelaconferenciayalamembresíadelaconferencia. Ejemplo:LaIglesiaAhadecaídolentamenteatravésdevariasdécadasdeabandonodelamisiónalrededordelaiglesia.La poblaciónangloqueunavezfuelamembresíadelaiglesiasehamudadoavariasmillaslejosylascasasunavezocupadas pormiembrosdelaiglesiaestánahoraocupadasporuncampodemisiónurbanocompuestade40%afroamericanos,35% hispanosy25%asiáticos.laiglesiafinalmentesecierrayelequipodeestrategiadistritalestudialacomunidadyconcluye quenoexistenlíderesidentificadosoministeriosquepodríanutilizarlapropiedadconeficaciaparallegaralasmisionesque existenenlosalrededoresdelaiglesiaa.laconferenciavendelapropiedadydistribuyelosingresosaldistrito(75%)yala JuntadeVitalidadyDesarrolloCongregacionaldelaConferencia(25%)conunarestriccióncomosigue:"Estosfondoshan sidoobtenidosdelaventadelapropiedadenunamisióndecampourbanodiversoconunapoblacióncompuestade40% afroamericanos, 35% hispanos y 25% asiáticos y que por lo tanto se pretende priorizarse para una misión válida o un ministeriounidodepersonasquesonafroamericanas,latinas,odeorigenétnicoasiático.lasjuntasresponsablesdeluso deestosfondosdeberándarprioridadensuusoparaalcanzaraestaspersonasdelosdiversosgrupos.losprocedimientos netosdelaventadelaspropiedadesdiscontinuadasyabandonadasdelaanteriorconferenciaanualriograndeseutilizarán depreferenciaparaministerioshispanosylatinos." PlanificacióneImplementacióndeMinisteriosUrbanos LosDistritosquecontienenunmunicipiourbanodesarrollaránunPlandeMinisterioUrbanoensuzonaurbana.ElEquipo deestrategiadeldistritoounaestructuraequivalente,elegidosporeldistritotrabajaránjuntosparadesarrollarunplan que: Identificaalosgruposdepersonasenelcampodelamisióndelaáreaurbana(perfildemográfico). Identificaalosgruposdepersonasqueparticipanactivamenteenlasiglesiasexistentes(unperfildemográficode lapoblaciónenlasiglesias). Identificalasiglesiasquesoncapacesdeextendernuevasmisionesoministeriosparaalcanzarapersonasfuera delgrupodepersonasprominentesdelaiglesia esdecir,conducirunministeriotranscultural. Identificalíderespotencialesdenuevasmisiones,nuevasplantasdeiglesiaynuevosministeriosentrelagente diversaenelcampodemisiónurbano. Desarrollaunplanparaalcanzaralagenteenelcampodemisionesconmisiones,nuevasplantasdeiglesiay ministerios.

178 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 177 REPORTS Desarrollaplanesdefinanciaciónalargoplazo(7a10años)paralasmisiones,comienzosdeiglesiasyministerios entrelagentediversaenelcampodemisiónurbano. EstablecemetasmensurablesyplazosparaalcanzarconelevangeliodeCristoalagentediversaenelcampode misiónurbano. Asignaresponsabilidadesespecíficasparallevaracaboelplanaindividuos,equiposylasiglesias. Evalúaelplanysuimplementación. EstrategiadeMinisterioUrbanodelaConferenciaAnualyAprobacionesdelosSíndicosdelaConferencia EstePlanEstratégicofuepresentadoalaMesaUnidayhasidoaprobadoporlosmiembrosdelGrupodeTrabajodelPlan EstratégicodeMinisteriosUrbanosel12demarzode2016. EstePlanEstratégicofueaprobadoporlaJuntadeSíndicosdelaConferenciaMetodistaUnidaRioTexasel22deabrilde FORCONFERENCEACTION ThefollowingareindividualselectedasmembersoftheBoardofDirectorsforthe Boardyear(JunetoJune). ThesenamesaresubmittedforelectionbytheAnnualConference: MindiAlterman JorgeAlvarez,M.D. PolinBarraza BonnieK.Berry AliceH.Gannon JamesA.Garcia LavonneGarrison RinaldoJ.Gonzalez SusanHolmes R.DanJohnson JoeE.Johnston,M.D. MichaelJ.Lane,M.D. PaulaR.Larson.M.D. LottMcIlhenny NancyF.Najim SamO Krent KerwinL.Overby MichaelF.Porter,Jr. GeorgeN.Ricks ShirleyS.Watkins PendletonWickersham,M.D. ExOfficioMemberswithVote: BishopoftheRioTexasConference AssistanttotheEpiscopalOffice:Rev.VirgilioVázquezGarza DistrictSuperintendentofLasMisionesDistrict:Rev.CarlW.Rohlfs TwoPersonsRepresentingTransformationCommunitiesVisionTeam: Rev.JavierLeyva Rev.CharlesD.Stephens SubmittedbyMethodistHealthcareMinistries PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA LossiguientesindividuosfueronelectoscomomiembrosdelaJuntadeDirectoresparaelAñodelaJunta2016a2017(dejunio ajunio).estosnombressesometenparaelecciónporlaconferenciaanual. MindiAlterman JorgeAlvarez,M.D. PolinBarraza BonnieK.Berry AliceH.Gannon JamesA.Garcia LavonneGarrison RinaldoJ.Gonzalez SusanHolmes R.DanJohnson JoeE.Johnston,M.D. MichaelJ.Lane,M.D. PaulaR.Larson.M.D. LottMcIlhenny NancyF.Najim SamO Krent KerwinL.Overby MichaelF.Porter,Jr. GeorgeN.Ricks ShirleyS.Watkins PendletonWickersham,M.D. MiembrosExOficioconVoto: El(La)ObispodelaConferenciaRíoTexas

179 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS AsistentealaOficinaEpiscopal:Rdo.VirgilioVázquezGarza SuperintendentedeDistritodelDistritoLasMisiones:Rdo.CarlW.Rohlfs DosPersonasrepresentandoelEquipodeVisiónTransformandoComunidades: Rdo.JavierLeyva Rdo.CharlesD.Stephens AtentamenteSometidoporMinisteriosMethodistHealthcare FORINFORMATIONONLY As I complete my third academic year as President of Southwestern University, I am honored to turn one page of Southwestern s storied history and gaze upon the horizon of possibilities that is our next 175 years.throughout this milestoneyear,wereflectontheexpansivecreativity,passionatepursuitofknowledge,andsteadfastresilienceofthis UniversityasawholeandasacompositeofthemanyindividualswhohavecontributedtoSouthwestern ssuccess. InAugust,Southwesternwelcomed423enteringstudentsbringingthetotalenrollmentto1,538.Highlightsofthisclass include15%fromoutsidethestateoftexasand42%identifyingasnonanglo.iwaspleasedtohavehadtheopportunity tovisitpersonallywithprospectivestudentsandtheirfamiliesatthe21eventshostedoncampusthisyear. OnFebruary5,2015,SouthwesternUniversitycelebratedthe175thanniversaryofitsoriginal1840charterinabigway! Thedaybeganbymarkingthe65thanniversaryoftheLoisPerkinsChapelwithanorganconcertandChapelservicefollowed bystudents,faculty,staff,alumni,trustees,andcommunitymembersgatheringontheacademicmalltoformagiant 175, capturedinanaerialphotograph.finally,thecrowdofnearly1,100enjoyedahugebirthdaycake,livemusicbythesujazz Band,Congressionalproclamations,thepresentationbystudentsofanemptytimecapsulethatwasfilledandburiedon February5,2016,andtheannouncementofSouthwestern slargesteversinglegiftof$5.1millionfrommargarets.odiorne, thewidowoftrumanj.odiorne 66. LastyearmarkedthecompletionofourPhaseIrenovationoftheFondrenJonesScienceBuilding,whichwillpavetheway foraremarkablefutureforourstudents.southwestern sannualresearchandcreativeworkssymposium, FromEvery Voice, continuestoyieldahighlevelofparticipationandoffersanundergraduatepresentationexperiencethatissecond to none; and Paideia Connections invites our campus and local community to think, create, and connect ideas across disciplinesinanexerciseofreasonandproblemsolving. Southwestern also inaugurated the President s Thinking Symposium on Living, Learning, and Leading. As part of my experimental course, Effective Thinkingand Creative PuzzleSolving, my class hosted noted guests from around the countrywhodescribedthe puzzles oftheirprofessionalcareers,thepracticesofmindtheyusetoresolvethem,andled thoughtprovokingconversationsonthemeaningfulandlifechangingexperiencesthathaveshapedtheirlives. AsIreflectonthispastyear,IamhonoredtobearwitnesstothepowerofSouthwestern:acatalystofcreativethinkingand experiencethatoccurswhenengagedmindscometogether. 2015Accolades ThreeFulbrightScholarshiprecipientswereamongourSouthwesternfamily.Twostudentsandonefacultymember willhavetheopportunitytopursuetheirrespectiveresearchinterestsaroundtheglobe. USAToday,USNews,WashingtonMonthly,andWorldReportrankedSouthwesternasthetopnationalliberalarts collegeintexas. PrincetonReviewranksSouthwesterninitsTop200 CollegesThatPayYouBack. Southwestern scareerservices rank12 th intheu.s.andbestintexasintheprincetonreview slatestbook,thebest380colleges:2016edition.this isthefourthtimesincetheprincetonreviewbeganrankingcareercentersin2008thatsucareerserviceshasbeen rankedinthetop20nationally. Kiplinger spersonalfinancenamessouthwesterna BestCollegeValue. Southwesternisoneof44collegesanduniversitiesinthecountrytobeanameda BestBuy schoolinthe2015 editionofthefiskeguidetocolleges. EPAnamesSouthwesternthe College&UniversityGreenPowerConferenceChampionforthefifthyear inarow. Academics Southwestern University s Paideia provides students with an educational experience that is interdisciplinary, integrative,andintentional.elevenclustersarecurrentlyestablishedtoengage900firstyearandsophom*ores studentsand87facultymembers.fourpaideiaseminarsareinprocessorhaverecentlyconcluded,andthree more are scheduled for the spring 2016.Eighteen faculty have developed courses that include community

180 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 179 engagedlearning,28studentshavereceivedsupportforinterculturallearninginstudyabroadprograms,and12 studentsareparticipatinginalivinglearningcommunityinourglobalengagementhall.facultydevelopment sessions continue to be central to Paideia through campuswide workshops, cluster retreats, and the Dean s Teacher/Scholarsessions. NewstudentshadtheopportunitytoparticipateintheFirstSymposiumthispastfall,whichshowcaseswork resultingfromthefirstyearandadvancedentryseminarexperience. Forthe15thconsecutiveyear,theKingCreativityFundsupportedinnovativeandvisionarystudentprojectsacross thedisciplinaryspectrum. Thisfall,eightSouthwesternstudentswillserveasCommunityEngagedLearningTeachingAssistants(CELTAs)for thesugardenandpaideiaclusters. FacultyAchievements NumerousSouthwesternFacultymemberswerehonoredthisyear: Fourfacultymemberspublishedbooksin2015. FourfacultymembersreceivedSamTaylorFellowshipawardsfromtheDivisionofHigherEducationoftheBoard ofhighereducationandministryoftheunitedmethodistchurchfor2015tosupporttheirscholarlywork. AssistantProfessorofMusicandArtistinResidenceHaiZhengOlefskyhasbeeninvitedtoperformherfifthAsia concerttour.shewillbringherlongtimepianistkiyosh*tamagawa,associatedeanofthesarofimschooloffine ArtsandProfessorofMusic,tocelebratetheir20thseasonperformingtogether. Therese Shelton, Associate Professor of Math, was presented with The Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award by the Texas section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at their April 2015 Meeting.Theawardrepresentsbothateacher scommitmenttostudentsandtherespectfromtheteacher s peers.for more than 20 years, Shelton has been preparing students to give math presentations at external conferenceandprofessionalmeetings,includingsevenrecentnationalpresentations,oneofwhichwonanational award. ProfessorofReligionElaineCraddockreceivedaFulbrightgranttofundherresearchontransgendercommunities andhindutemplesintamilnadu,india,duringherspring2016sabbatical. BenPierce,ProfessorofBiologyandholderoftheLillianNelsonPrattChair,wasrecentlyawardeda$27,691grant fromthewilliamsoncountyconservationfoundationtocarryoutresearchontheecologyofthegeorgetown salamander.inthepastfiveyears,piercehasreceivedatotalof$131,557forhisresearchonthegeorgetown salamander. AssociateProfessorofGermanErikaBerrothreceivedanationallycompetitivegranttoparticipateinafaculty developmentsummerseminarsponsoredbytheamericanassociationofteachersofgerman. AssistantProfessorofHistoryJethroHernandezBerroneswasawardedtheHansWalzprizebyTheHansWalz FoundationattheRobertBoschStiftungforhisdoctoraldissertationtitled RevolutionaryMedicine:Homeopathy andtheregulationofthemedicalprofessioninmexico, theinstituteawardsthebestmonograph onthehistoryofhomeopathyeveryotheryear. StudentAchievements Southwesternstudentsalsoearnedavarietyofhonorsandawardsin2015.Forexample: ThirtyeightstudentswereinductedintoourchaptersofthePhiBetaKappaandAlphaChihonorsocieties. GraduatingseniorsShelbyBeemandLaurenGiesekewereawardedFulbrightscholarshipsandselectedtoteach EnglishinGermanyandBulgaria,respectively. Twofirstyearstudents,DeidreMcCallandMattPagano,receivedKemperscholarshipsinayearthatsawthe KemperCorporationofChicagocutthenumberofuniversitiesparticipatinginitsselectivethreeyearprogram from16to12;southwesternnotonlyremainedintheprogram,butalsoreceivedanextrascholarship. StudentsGraceAtkins,RileyDaniels,HunterJurgens,SavannahMedley,andSoshaOrbinallreceivedtwoyear HuttonW.SumnersscholarshipsfromtheDallasfoundation. RyanGalloway,asenioreducationmajor,wonaTexasAssociationofSchoolPersonnelAdministrators(TASPA) scholarship.itisthe16 th yearinarowthatasouthwesternstudenthasreceivedtheaward nootheruniversity intexashasaccomplishedthisachievement. SeniorAmber Wallourreceived an Award of Excellence at the35thannualcentral Texas Art Competition and Exhibitionforheroiloncanvas LemmingSeason. Music majorsrachel Childers, Michael Martinez,andCaleb Martinhave been accepted to the College Band DirectorsNationalAssociationSmallCollegeIntercollegiateBand. JoannaHawkins,December2014graduate,receivedthe2015OdumAwardforUndergraduateResearchforher capstonepapertitled, ARiskyActofSocialJustice:HealthCareWorkersRespondingtoOutbreaksofEbolain Africa. ThisisthetopawardforanundergraduatepaperattheannualmeetingsoftheSouthernSociological Society,andtheseventhtimein10yearsthatastudentfromSouthwesternhaswon. REPORTS

181 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Isabella(Belle)JoisthefifthSouthwesternstudentsince2008toreceivetheCriticalLanguagesScholarship(CLS) for China.CLS is a full scholarship to study languages that the State Department deems critical to the U.S. diplomacy. Junior music majormattie Kotzurwon a chair in the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles InternationalYouthOrchestra.Competingamongagroupofinternationalmusicians,Mattie sfluteauditionwon herthespotintheprestigiousensemble. HewlettPackard,alongwiththeNationalCenterforWomen&InformationTechnology(NCWIT),selectedNatalia Rodriguez 15asoneofthreeinauguralwinnersoftheNCWITCollegiateAward.Theawardrecognizesthree undergraduatewomenforcompletingoutstandingtechnicalprojectsatthejuniorlevelorabove.thesenior computer science major was also recently selected to be the newstudent board member on the Board of TrusteesfortheAnitaBorgInstitute,aglobalorganizationdedicatedtowomenintechnology. SeniorMarianneBrownwillbeginherseminarystudiesatBriteDivinitySchoolinFortWorthimmediatelyafter graduation.sheisamemberofthecentraltexasconference. Athletics AccoladesearnedbySouthwesternstudentathletesandcoachesin2015included: Approximatelyonethirdofthestudentbody(500+/)studentathletesparticipateintheUniversity's20sport NCAADivisionIIIIntercollegiateAthleticProgram. Forthefall2015,theAthleticDepartmentgenerated42%ofthetotaldepositsfortheUniversity.Additionally,the AthleticDepartmentgenerated64%ofthedepositsforincomingmalestudents. Thenettuitionrevenueforstudentathleteshasbeenconsistentlybeenhigherthannonathletes;therollingten yearaveragedifferentialis$1,567. Thestudentathletescumulativegradepointaverageisconsistentwiththatofnonathletes,bothofwhichare slightlyabove3.0.inthefallof2015,51membersofthefootballteamhadgpasover3.0with13oftheplayers beingnamedtothedean'slist. The Athletic Department added several new head coaches in the fall of 2015, one of which is internationally renownedwomen'ssoccercoach,lindahamilton.coachhamiltonplayedfortheunitedstatesworldcupteam fornineyearsincludingbeingastarterontheteamthatwonthefirstworldcupforwomen.shejoinsfivetime Olympian,FrancieLarrieuSmith,inbringingworldclassexpertisetotheAthleticDepartment. Thewomen'sbasketballteamwontheSCACChampionshiplastspringwhilethewomen'svolleyballteamwonthe championshipthispastfall.forvolleyball,itmarkedtheirninthtriptothencaanationaltournament. Themen'sgolfteamiscurrentlyranked7thinthenation;lastspringtheyfinished22ndinthenationattheNCAA NationalMen'sDivisionIIIGolfChampionshipsinGreensboro,NC. Late in the fall 2015 semester, the Athletic Department announced entering into a footballonlyaffiliated membershipwiththeamericasouthwestconference,whichwillprovidethefootballprogramwithaguaranteed scheduleinoneofthestrongestncaadivisioniiifootballconferencesinthecountry. AnnieBournesetanewSCACCareerReboundingmarkandwasnamedSCACDefensivePlayeroftheYear. LaurenBoonecomesfrombehindtowinthe2015SCACWomen sgolfindividualtitleandisnamedscacwomen's GolferoftheYear. CozettePalmerpoststhefirstevernohitterinSCACTournamenthistory. Men stennismakesitsfirstevertriptothescacchampionshipmatchandsetsnewasurecordforwinsina season.billyporterearnsscaccoachoftheyear. CodyTaylorwinsthirdconsecutivePoleVaultchampionshipasthefirsteverathletetoaccomplishthisfeatin SCAChistory. CodyHebertbirdiesthefirstholeofathreeman,suddendeathplayofftomaketheindividualcutattheNCAA Championship. WillCateswasnamedSCACPlayeroftheYear;DIIIBaseballAllAmericaHonorableMention,andCoSIDAAcademic AllAmericaThirdTeam. SpeakersandSymposia Forthefirsttime,theRaceandEthnicityStudiesprogramhostedaninterdisciplinarysymposiumduringMartin LutherKingWeek.ThesymposiumfeaturedsixSouthwesternfacultymembersandSouthwesternalumnaTara Leday 14andfocusedontheresearchonraceandracialdiscrimination. The2015BrownSymposiumfocusedonhow3Dprintingischangingthefieldsofsculpture,music,andmedicine. The Representing Gender Paideia Cluster will be hosting the 11 th annual ACS Gender Studies Conference on campus.theconferencewillfeaturedr.banusubramaniam,aprofessorofwomen,gender,andsexualitystudies attheuniversityofmassachusettsasthekeynotespeakerand24panelpresentationsfromstudentsandfaculty acrosstheglobe. TheRoyandMargaretShillingLectureSerieswillwelcomeSisterHelenPrejeantocampusonApril19,2016,as she presents Dead Man Walking The Journey Continues detailing her personal experience as the spiritual

182 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 181 advisertodeathrowinmate,patricksonnier,asheawaitedexecution.southwesternisparticipatinginthe Dead ManWalkingProject dedicatedtoraisingawarenessaboutthedeathpenaltyincollegesandsecondaryschools. TheUniversitywillcelebrateits172 nd CommencementConvocationonMay7,2016.KeynotespeakerwillbeJanet H.Brown,ExecutiveDirectoroftheCommissiononPresidentialDebates(CPD).Ms.Brownhasledtheorganization of26generalelectionpresidentialandvicepresidentialdebatesatthecpd,anonpartisan,nonprofitcorporation thatsponsorsandproducestelevisedpresidentialdebatesduringeachu.s.generalelection. InConclusion IwouldliketotakethisopportunitytopersonallyinviteyoutovisitSouthwesternandseefirsthandthisintellectualcommunity thatisthinking,creating,andconnectingideastomakemeaningandmakeadifference. Respectfullyyours, EdwardBurger PresidentandProfessor PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE AlcompletarmitercerañocomoPresidentedelaUniversidadSouthwestern,mesientohonradodedarvueltaaunapágina delahistoriadesouthwesternycontemplarunhorizontedeposibilidadesennuestrospróximos175años.alolargodeeste añodehito,reflexionamosenlacreatividadexpansiva,labúsquedaapasionadadelconocimientoylafirmeadaptabilidad de esta Universidad en su entidad y como un compuesto de los muchos individuos que han contribuido al éxito del Southwestern. Enagosto,Southwesterndiolabienvenidaa423estudiantesingresantesaportandounamatriculacióntotalde1.538.De destaqueestaclaseincluyeel15%deestudiantesdefueradelestadodetexasyel42%deculturasnoanglo.celebroque hetenidolaoportunidaddevisitarpersonalmenteconlosestudiantesysusfamiliasenlos21eventoscelebradosennuestro campusesteaño. Enel05defebrerode2015, LaUniversidadSouthwesterncelebróel175 aniversariodesucertificadooriginalde1840en granestilo!eldíasecomenzómarcandoel65ºaniversariodelacapillaloisperkinsconunconciertodeórganoyservicio deadoración,seguidopormiembrosdeestudiantes,delafacultad,delpersonal,depreviosalumnos,ydeadministradores yresidentesdelacomunidadreuniéndoseenelcentroacadémicoparaformarungigante"175",capturadoenunafotografía aérea. Finalmente, la multitud de casi disfrutaron de un enorme pastel, música en vivo de la banda de Jazz SU, proclamacionesdelcongreso,lapresentacióndelosestudiantesdeunacápsuladeltiempovacíaquefuellenadayenterrada el05defebrerode2016,yelanunciodelregalomásgrandedelahistoriadesouthwesternde$5,1millonesdemargaret S.Odiorne,laviudadeTrumanJ.Odiorne,miembrodelaclasede1966. ElañopasadomarcólafinalizacióndelafaseIdelarenovacióndelEdificiodeCienciaFondrenJones,queallanaráelcamino paraunfuturonotableparanuestrosestudiantes.elsimposioanualdeinvestigaciónycreativasobras,"decadavoz,"de Southwesternsigueproduciendounaltoniveldeparticipaciónyofreceunapresentacióndeexperienciadepregraduación queesinsuperable;yla ConexionesPaideia invitaamiembrosdenuestrocampusylacomunidadlocalapensar,creary conectarideasatravésdelasdisciplinasenunejercicioderazonamientoysolucióndeproblemas. Southwesterntambiéninauguróel"SimposiodelPresidentedelPensamientosobreVivir,AprenderyDirijir."Comoparte demicursoexperimental,"eficazresoluciónderompecabezaspormediodepensamientocreativo,"miclaseorganizóuna listanotabledehuéspedesdetodoelpaísquedescribieronel"rompecabezas"desuscarrerasprofesionales,lasprácticas delamentequeutilizanpararesolverlas,ycondujeronconversacionesdereflexiónsobrelassignificativasyexperiencias cambiantesdelavidaquehandadoformaasusvidas. Alreflexionarenesteañopasado,mesientohonradoaldartestimoniodelpoderdeSouthwestern:uncatalizadordel pensamientocreativoyexperienciaqueocurrencuandomentescomprometidasseunen. Elogiosde2015 TresbecariosFulbrightfueronpartedenuestrafamiliaSouthwestern.Dosestudiantesyunprofesortendránla oportunidaddeproseguirsusinteresesdeinvestigaciónrespectivosalrededordelmundo. USAToday,USNews,WashingtonMonthly,yWorldReportalinearonaSouthwesterncomoelsuperiorColegiode HumanidadesderangonacionalenTexas. PrincetonReview incluyeasouthwesternensutop200"colegiosquepaganmásadelante." LosServiciosdeCarrera desouthwestern secategorizanúmero12 vo enlosestadosunidosyelmejordetexasenlamásrecienteedicióndel librotheprincetonreview,losmejores380colegios:edición2016.estaeslacuartavezdesdequetheprinceton REPORTS

183 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Reviewcomenzóacatalogarrangosdecentrosdecarrerasen2008quelosServiciosdeCarrerashaclasificadoa Southwesternenrewlasmásaltas20universidadesanivelnacional. PersonalFinance dekiplingernombraasouthwesternel"colegiodemejorvalor". Southwesternesunodelos44colegiosyuniversidadesenelpaísnombradoaserde"MejorValor"enlaediciónde 2015deFiskeGuidetoColleges. ElEPAnombraaSouthwesternCampeóndelaConferenciadeColegiosyUniversidadesdeEnergíaVerdeporel quintoañoconsecutivo. Académica Paideia de la Universidad de Southwestern proporciona a los estudiantes una experiencia educativa interdisciplinaria,integradoraeintencional.onceagrupacionessehanestablecidoactualmenteparaintegrara 900estudiantesdeprimerysegundoañoya87profesores.CuatroseminariosdePaideiaestánenprocesoose hanconcluidorecientemente,ytresmásestánprogramadosparalaprimaverade2016.dieciochoprofesoreshan desarrollado cursos que incluyen aprendizaje de comunidad, 28 alumnos han recibido apoyo de aprendizaje interculturalenprogramasdeestudioenelextranjeroy12estudiantesestánparticipandoenunacomunidadde aprendizajeenvivoennuestrosalóndecontactoglobal.sesionesdedesarrollodelafacultadcontinúansiendo centralapaideiapormediodetalleresentodoelcampus,retirosdegruposysesionesdeldecanoentreprofesor yerudito. Estudiantesnuevostuvieronlaoportunidaddeparticiparenelprimersimposioelotoñopasado,quepresentade trabajoresultantedelaexperienciadeseminariodeingresoalprimerañooavanzado. En el 15 º año consecutivo, el Fondo de Creatividad King apoyó proyectos innovadores y visionarios para estudiantesatravésdetodoelespectrodisciplinario. Esteotoño,ochoestudiantesservirándeAsistentesdeEnseñanzayAprendizajeInvolucradosenlaComunidad (CELTAs)enlosgruposGardenyPaideiadeSouthwestern. LogrosdelaFacultad NumerososprofesoresdeSouthwesternfueronalagadosesteaño: CuatromiembrosdelaFacultadpublicaronlibrosen2015. CuatromiembrosdelaFacultadrecibieronpremiosdelasBecasSamTaylordelaDivisióndeEducaciónSuperior delconciliodeeducaciónsuperioryministeriodelaiglesiametodistaparaelaño2015paraapoyarsutrabajo académico. LaProfesoraAsociadadeMúsicayArtistaenResidenciaHaiZhengOlefskyhasidoinvitadaaconducirsuquinta giradeconciertosenelasia.ellatraeráasupianistadelargoplazokiyosh*tamagawa,decanoasociadodela EscueladeBellasArtesSarofimyProfesordeMúsica,paracelebrarsus20temporadasdeconciertojuntos. ThereseShelton,AsociadaProfesoradematemáticas,fuepresentadaconelpremioRonBarnesporServicios DistinguidosaEstudiantesdelasecciónTexasdelaAsociacióndeMatemáticasdeAmérica(MAA)ensureunión de abril de El premio representa el compromiso del profesor con sus estudiantes y el respeto de sus compañerosmaestros.durantemásde20años,laprofesorasheltonhaestadopreparandoaestudiantespara ofrecer presentaciones de matemáticas en conferencias externas y reuniones profesionales, incluyendo siete presentacionesnacionalesrecientes,unadeloscualesganóunpremionacional. La Profesora de Religión Elaine Craddock recibió una beca Fulbright para financiar su investigación sobre las comunidadesdetransgéneroydetemploshindúesdetamilnadu,laindia,ensusabáticoenlaprimaverade Ben Pierce, Profesor de Biología y Titular de la Cátedra de Lillian Nelson Pratt, recientemente recibió una subvenciónde$27.691delawilliamsoncountyconservationfoundationparallevaracaboinvestigacionessobre laecologíadelasalamandradegeorgetown.enlosúltimoscincoaños,pierceharecibidountotalde$ porsusinvestigacionessobrelasalamandradegeorgetown. LaProfesoradealemánErikaBerrothrecibióunabecacompetitivaanivelnacionalparaparticiparenelseminario deveranodedesarrollodelafacultadpatrocinadoporlaasociaciónamericanadeprofesoresdealemán. El ProfesorAdjuntodeHistoriaJethroHernándezBerronesrecibióelpremioHansWalzdelaFoundaciónHans Walz en la Stiftung Robert Bosch por su tesis doctoral titulada "Medicina Revolucionaria: la Homeopatía y la RegulacióndelaProfesiónMédicaenMéxico,de1853al1942".ElInstitutootorgapremiosalamejormonografía sobrelahistoriadelahomeopatíacadaaño. LogrosdelosEstudiantes AlgunosestudiantesdeSouthwesterntambiénobtuvierondiversosreconocimientosypremiosenelaño2015.Porejemplo: TreintayochoestudiantesfueronincluidosenlascámarasdelassociedadesdehonorPhiBetaKappayAlfaChi. Alas estudiantesgraduadosshelbybeemylaurengiesekeselesotorgaronbecasfulbrightyfueronseleccionadas paraenseñaringlésenalemaniaybulgaria,respectivamente.

184 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 183 Dosestudiantesdeprimeraño,DeidreMcCallyMattPagano,recibieronbecasdeKemperenunañoenelcualla CorporaciónKemperdeChicagoredujoelnúmerode16a12deuniversidadesqueparticipanensuprograma selectivodetresaños;southwesternnosólopermanecióenelprograma,perotambiénrecibióunabecaadicional. LosestudiantesGraceAtkins,RileyDaniels,HunterJurgens,SavannahMedleyySoshaOrbinrecibieronbecasde HuttonW.SumnersdedosañosdelaFundacióndeDallas. RyanGalloway,estudiantedeeducación,ganóunabecadelaAsociacióndeAdministradoresdePersonalEscolar detexas(taspa).esel16 avo añoconsecutivoqueunestudiantedesouthwesternrecibeestepremioninguna otrauniversidadentexashalogradoestehonor. LaestudiantedeúltimoañoÁmbarWallourrecibióunpremiodeexcelenciaenel35avoConcursoyExposición AnualdeCentralTexasporsuóleoenlona"TemporadaLemming." Los estudiantes de Música Rachel Childers, Michael Martínez y Caleb Martin fueron integrados a la Banda IntercolegialdelaAsociaciónNacionaldeDirectoresdePequeñasUniversidades. JoannaHawkins, graduante,endiciembrede2014,recibióelpremioodumdeinvestigacióndepregradode2015 porsuescritotitular,"unarriesgadoactodejusticiasocial:lostrabajadoresdesaludenrespuestaalosbrotes delébolaeneláfrica."esteeselprimerpremioporunescritodepregradoenlasreunionesanualesdelasociedad SociológicadelSurylaséptimavezen10añosqueunestudiantedeSouthwesternlohaganado. Isabella(Bella) Jo eslaquintaestudiantedesouthwesterndesde2008querecibiólabecadeidiomascríticos (CLS) para China. CLS es una beca completa para estudiar lenguas que el Departamento de Estado considera fundamentalesparaladiplomaciadelosestadosunidos. La estudiante junior de Música Mattie Kotzur ganó unasilla en laasociación Mundial debandas Sinfónicas y Conjuntos de la Orquesta Internacional Juvenil. Compitiendo entre un grupo de músicos internacionales, la audicióndeflautademattieganóellugarenelprestigiosoconjunto. HewlettPackard,enconjuntoconelCentroNacionaldeMujeresdeTecnologíaeInformación(NCWIT),seleccionó a Natalia Rodríguez( 15) como una de las tres ganadoras inaugurales del Premio Colegial NCWIT. El premio reconoceatresmujeresestudiantesporcompletarproyectostécnicosdestacadosaniveljuniorosuperior.la estudiantedetecnologíaelectrónicatambiénrecientementefueseleccionadacomonuevamiembroestudiante delajuntadesíndicosdelaanitaborginstitute,unaorganizaciónmundialdedicadaalasmujeresentecnología. LaestudianteSeniorMarianneBrowncomenzarásusestudiosdeseminarioenBriteDivinitySchoolenFortWorth inmediatamentedespuésdesugraduación.ellaesmiembrodelaconferenciacentraltexas. Atletismo ReconocimientosobtenidosporlosdeportistasyentrenadoresdeSouthwesternen2015incluyena: Aproximadamenteunatercerapartedelcuerpo(500+)deestudiantesatletasparticipanenelprogramadela Universidaden20deportesdelaDivisiónIIIIntercolegialAtléticadelaNCAA. Enelotoñode2015,elDepartamentoAtléticogeneró42%delosdepósitostotalesenelDepartamentoAtlético delauniversidad.además,eldepartamentoatléticogeneró64%delosdepósitosporestudiantesmasculinos. Elniveldeingresosdematrículanetaparalosdeportistashasidoconsistentementemásaltoqueeldelosno deportistas;elpromediodiferencialdediezañosalcorrienteesde$ Elpromediocumulativoacadémicodelosestudiantesatletasesconsistenteconeldenodeportistas,loscuales sonpocomásde3.0.enelotoñodelaño2015,51miembrosdelequipodefútboltuvieronpromediosdemásde 3.0y13delosatletasfueronnombradosalaListaAcadémicadelDecano. ElDepartamentoAtléticohaañadidoavariosnuevosentrenadoresprincipalesenelotoñode2015,deloscuales unaesentrenadoradefútbolderenombreinternacional,lindahamilton.laentrenadorahamiltonjugóconel equipodelacopamundialdelosestadosunidosp*rnueveañoscomotitularenelequipoqueganólaprimera Copa mundial de mujeres. Ella se une a una campeona olímpica de cinco veces, Francie Larrieu Smith, proporcionandoexperienciadecategoríamundialaldepartamentoatlético. ElequipodebaloncestofemeninoseganóelCampeonatodeSCAClaprimaverapasadamientrasqueelequipo femeninodevoleibolganóelcampeonatoelpasadootoño.eneldeportedevoleibol,esteeventomarcóelnoveno viajealtorneonacionaldelancaa. Elequipomasculinodegolfocupaactualmenteelpuestonúmero7enlanación;enlaprimaverapasadaterminó número22enelpaísenelcampeonatoelnacionalmasculinodeladivisióniiidegolfdelancaaengreensboro, CarolinadelNorte. Afinesdelsemestredelotoñode2015,elDepartamentoAtléticoanunciósuentradaaunamembresíaafiliada sóloconfútbolenlaconferenciasouthwestdelosestadosunidos,locualproporcionaráalprogramadefútbolun calendariogarantizadoenunadelasmásfuertesiiiconferenciasdefútbolenladivisiónncaadelpaís. AnnieBourneestablecióunanuevamarcadecarreraenlaSCACeneldeportedeReboteyfuenombradajugadora defensivadelaño. REPORTS

185 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS LaurenBoonevinodeunaposiciónatrásyganóeltítuloIndividualdeGolffemenilenelSCAC2015ysellevóel títulodegolfistadelañoenlascac. CozettePalmerentróelprimer nohitter enlahistoriadetorneosdescac. Elequipode TenisvaronilhacesuprimerviajealforodeCampeonatodelaSCACyestablecenuevoregistrode triunfosensouthwesternenunatemporada.billyporterganaeltítulodeentrenadordelañoenscac. CodyTaylorganaeltercercampeonatoconsecutivodesaltoconpértigaysedestacaenserlaprimeratletaen lograrestahazañaenlahistoriadelascac. Cody Hebert birdies el primer hoyo de playoff súbito de tres hombres, para hacer el corte individual en el CampeonatodelaNCAA. WillCatesfuenombradojugadordelaSCACdelaño;MenciónHonorablede DIIIBaseballAllAmerica ytercer Equipode CoSIDAAcademicAllAmerica. OradoresySimposios Porprimeravez,elprogramadeestudiosdeetnicidadyrazaorganizóelSimposiointerdisciplinarioenla Semana de Martin Luther King. El Simposio contó con seis profesores de Southwestern y la alumna de SouthwesternTaraLeday( 14),enfocadoenlainvestigaciónderazaydiscriminaciónracial. SellevóacaboelSimposioBrown2015enfocandoencómolaimpresiónde3Destácambiandoloscampos delaescultura,lamúsicaylamedicina. LaRepresentacióndeGéneroPaideiaClusterseráelanfitrióndela11 ava conferenciaanualdelaacsde estudiosdegéneroenelcampouniversitario.laconferenciacontaráconladra.banusubramaniam,profesorade lamujer,elgéneroyestudiosdesexualidadenlauniversidaddemassachusettscomolaoradoraprincipaly24 presentacionesdeforodeestudiantesyprofesoresalrededordelmundo. LaSeriedeCátedraRoyyMargaretShillingdarálabienvenidaalaHermanaHelenPrejeanalcampusel19 deabrilde2016,yaqueellapresentará"deadmanwalking TheJourneyContinues"detallandosuexperiencia personalcomoasesoraespiritualalreclusodelcorredordelamuerte,patricksonnier,mientrasélesperabasu ejecución.southwesternestáparticipandoenel"deadmanwalkingproject",dedicadoacrearconcienciaen colegiosyescuelassecundariasdelapenademuerte. LaUniversidadcelebrarásu172 ava ConvocatoriadePrincipioel07demayode2016.Laoradoraprincipalserá JanetH.Brown,DirectoraEjecutivadelaComisióndeDebatesPresidenciales(CPD).LaSra.Brownhadirigidola organizaciónde26debatesdeeleccionespresidencialesyvicepresidencialesgeneralesenelcpd,unacorporación nopartidista,sinfinesdelucroquepatrocinayproducedebatespresidencialestelevisadosdurantecadaelección generaldelosestadosunidos. Enconclusión MegustaríaaprovecharestaoportunidadparapersonalmenteinvitarlosaquevisitenSouthwesternyveandeprimeramano estacomunidadintelectualquepiensa,creayconectaideasparapromoversignificadoyhacerunadiferencia. Atentamente, EdwardBurger PresidenteyProfesor ANNUALREPORTTOTHERIOTEXASCONFERENCE FORINFORMATIONONLY ThemissionoftheTexasUnitedMethodistCollegeAssociationremainsstrong.OurtotaldistributiontotheTUMCAschools fortheirscholarshipusereflectsanincreaseoverlastyear.itisimportanttonotethattumcafundsgrantedtosmu, Southwestern,TexasWesleyan,andMcMurryarerestrictedtoscholarshipsfordeservingstudentsfromUnitedMethodist congregationsintexas.nofundscanbeusedforbricksandmortar.manytumcascholarsarefirstgenerationcollege students. ThanksbetoGodandTheUnitedMethodistChurchforTUMCA'Sprivilegetoserveatthisremarkableintersectionoffaith and learning. John Wesley is surely smiling because of the way in which TUMCA has "united the pair so 'oftdisjoined, knowledgeandvitalpiety." TUMCAstudentsareprofoundlygratefulforthesecriticalscholarshipfunds.Amongthemanylettersfromappreciative TUMCAscholarsisthisquote,"Iamthefirstofmybrothersandsisterstogotocollege.MydesiretogotoaUnitedMethodist schoolwouldnothavebeenrealizedwithoutmytumcascholarship.ilovemyschool!theprofessorsareterrificandchapel isreallycool."

186 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 185 While the TUMCA apportionment is modest for any congregation, the impact of these funds is enormous, beyond the financial assistance; the recipients of the TUMCA scholarships receive hope, affirmation, encouragement, and the developmentofleadershipandservantministryskillsthatwillservethechurchasfutureclergy,laityleaders,teachers,and responsiblebusinessandcommunityleaders. TUMCAisanextensionofacongregation'smissionbeyonditswalls,affirmingtoouryouththattheircongregationwill partnerwiththeminthenextchapteroftheireducationaljourney. DanE.Solomon,President TexasUnitedMethodistCollegeAssociation INFORMEANUALALACONFERENCIARÍOTEXAS SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACION LamisióndelaTexasUnitedMethodistCollegeAssociation(TUMCA)sesostienefuerte.Nuestradistribucióntotalalas escuelasdeltumcaparasuusodebecareflejaunincrementorespectoalañopasado.esimportantetenerencuentaque losfondosdetumcaconcedidosasmu,southwestern,texaswesleyanymcmurryselimitanabecasparaestudiantes meritoriosdelascongregacionesmetodistasunidasentexas.nopuedenutilizarsefondosparaconstruccióndefacilidades. MuchosescolaresdeTUMCAsonestudiantesuniversitariosdeprimerageneración. GraciasseandadasaDiosylaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaporelprivilegiodeTUMCAdeservirenestanotableintersecciónde feyaprendizaje.seguramentejohnwesleyseestásonriendodebidoalaformaenquetumcaha"unidotantasvecesal tanseparadopar:elconocimientoylapiedadvital." LosestudiantesTUMCAestánprofundamenteagradecidosporestoscríticamentenecesitadosfondosdebeca.Entrelas muchascartasapreciativasdelosescolaresdetumcaseencuentraestacita,"soyelprimerodemishermanosyhermanas queatiendealauniversidad.mideseodeiraunaescuelametodistaunidanosehabríarealizadosinmibecadetumca. Amomiescuela!Losprofesoressonexcelentesylacapillaesgenial. AunquelaasignacióndeTUMCAseamodestaparaalgunacongregación,elimpactodeestosfondosesenorme,ymásallá de la ayuda financiera; los destinatarios de las becas TUMCA reciben también esperanza, afirmación, estímulo en el desarrollodesushabilidadesdeliderazgoydeministerioservicialqueserviránalaiglesiaconfuturoscleros,lídereslaicos, profesores,ylíderesdeempresaycomunidadresponsables. TUMCA es una extensión de misión de la congregación más allá de sus muros, afirmando a nuestros jóvenes que su congregaciónseasociaráconellosenelpróximocapítulodesuviajeeducativo. DanE.Solomon,Presidente TexasUnitedMethodistCollegeAssociation REPORTS FORINFORMATIONONLY DearColleaguesintheRioGrandeConference: GreetingsintheSpiritofJesusChrist!TheBostonUniversitySchoolofTheology(STH)walkswithyouonthejourneyof discipleship,seekingtolovegodandtoloveourneighborswithallourhearts,souls,minds,andstrength.thankyoufor yourprayersthatinspireandsupportthesthmissiontolovegod,buildknowledge,andequipleadersforthechurchand society. NEWS Newfaculty:Thisyear,BostonUniversitywelcomednewfacultyinethics,psychology,theologiesofspirituality, comparative theology, church renewal, Black church leadership, and mission studies. We welcomed: Nimi Wariboko(WalterG.MuelderProfessorofSocialEthics);DavidDecosimo(Theology);TheodoreHickmanMaynard (Evangelism and Church Renewal); Andrea Hollingsworth (Theology); Barbod Salimi (Psychology and Peace Studies);andDarylIreland(AssociateDirectoroftheCenterforGlobalChristianityandMission). Spirituallife:STHcontinuedtoexpandanddeepenitsspirituallifeprogram,ledbyCharleneZuill,SpiritualLife CoordinatorandUnitedMethodistelder.BishopSusanHassinger,ClaireWolfteich,andmanyothersalsooffera richselectionofcoursesinspiritualityandleadership. Chaplaincytrack:STHaddedachaplaincytracktotheMDivdegree,preparingstudentsforhospitals,prisons,and militarysettings. ENGAGINGINDIALOGUE:STHspentmuchenergythisyearinhardconversationsonviolence,racism,andinjustice,seeking tobehonestandvigorouslyopentochange,whilehonoringthedignityofallpersons.

187 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Power, Privilege and Prophetic Witness is the STH theme for We engaged the theme in classes, lectures,retreats,andworkshops,seekingtostretchourcapacitiestodojustice,lovemercy,andwalkhumbly withourgod. Examining the intersection of theology and race. The opportunities this year included: a brilliant new documentaryonnorthkorea;adialogicalviewingofselma;dialoguesonracismwiththandekaandandrewsung Park;aretreatonbuildingracerelations;circleworship;astudentledeventMissingVoices,DauntingChoices:The ErasureofBlackWomeninBlackAmericanMovements;andeventsoninterfaithunderstanding. CARINGFORTHECHURCHthroughleadershipandservice. ServingtheUnitedMethodistChurch.Studentsservedlocalchurchesandchurchbodiesasinterns,staff,and volunteers.facultyservedwithsuchbodiesas:unitedmethodistwomen,worldmethodistcouncil,ministry StudyCommission,WomenofColorScholarsandMentorsprogram,PanMethodistCommissiononChildrenin Poverty,andboardsandagenciesofthegeneralchurchandannualconferences. EmpoweringyoungLatino/aleaders.Youngleadersgatheredwithseasonedmentorstoenhancetheirgiftsand serviceaschristianleaders:hispanicyouthleadershipinitiative(hyla)andraíceslatinasleadershipinstitute Facilitatingdialoguesonchurchrenewal.WelaunchedanewinitiativeonEvangelismandChurchRenewal. Reflectingonworship.WecontributedtoaspecialissueofWorshipArtsMagazine,editedandwrittenbySTH faculty,alumni/ae,andstudents,andpublishedbythefellowshipofunitedmethodistsinmusicandworshiparts. CARINGFORTHEWORLD Offering opportunities for engaged learning. Opportunities included the Doctor of Ministry program in TransformationalLeadership;anurbanministrycourse;travelseminarstoIndia,theArizonaMexicoborder,Israel Palestine, Mexico, and Turkey (Ephesus); work with leaders in Ferguson, MO; and a travel seminar for UMC clergywomentocuba,cosponsoredbygbhemandsth. Collaboratingwiththeglobalchurch.CollaborationsincludedsponsorshipoftheDictionaryofAfricanChristian Biography;eventsandartexhibitsonlocalandglobalecology;anddialogueswithglobalchurchleaders. AsweatSTHseektobefaithfulandtopartnerwithyouinministry,wegivethanksforyourwitness.Thankyoutooforyour continuinginspirationandcontributionstooursharedjourney. Blessingsandgratitude, MaryElizabethMoore DeanofBostonUniversitySchoolofTheology SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Estimados/ascolegasenlaConferenciadeRioTexas: SaludosenelEspíritudeJesucristo!LaEscueladeTeologíadelaUniversidaddeBoston(STHporsussiglaseninglés)camina juntoaustedesenelcaminoaldiscipulado,buscandoamaradiosyanuestroprójimocontodonuestrocorazón,alma, mente,yfuerzas.graciasporsusoracionesqueinspiranyapoyanlamisióndesthdeamaradios,construirconocimiento, yequiparlíderesparalaiglesiaylasociedad. NOTICIAS FacultadNueva:Esteaño,laUniversidaddeBostondiolabienvenidaanuevos/asmiembrosdelafacultadenlas áreasdeética,psicología,teologíassobreespiritualidad,teologíacomparada,renovacióndeiglesia,liderazgode laiglesiaafroamericana,yestudiosdemisiones.ledimoslabienvenidaa:nimiwariboko(profesordeéticasocial); David Decosimo (Teología); Theodore HickmanMaynard (Evangelismo y Renovación de Iglesias); Andrea Hollingsworth(Teología);BarbodSalimi(PsicologíayEstudiosSobrelaPaz);yDarylIreland(DirectorAsociadodel CentrodeMinisterioyMisiónGlobal). VidaEspiritual:STHcontinúaexpandiendoyprofundizandosuprogramadevidaespiritual.Elmismoesdirigido por Charlene Zuill, Coordinadora de Vida Espiritual y Anciana de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. La Obispa Susan Hassinger,ClaireWolfteich,ymuchos/asotros/astambiénofrecenunaricaseleccióndecursosenespiritualidad yliderazgo. ConcentraciónenCapellanía:STHañadióunaconcentraciónencapellaníaasuprogramadeMaestríaenDivinidad quepreparaestudiantesparaescenariosdehospitales,prisiones,ymilicia. ParticipaciónenelDiálogo:STHinvirtiómuchaenergíaesteañoenconversacionessobreviolencia,racismo,einjusticia,en labúsquedadeuncambiohonestoyvigorosoquehonraseladignidaddetodaslaspersonas. Poder,PrivilegioyTestimonioProféticoesellemaparaelaño Enfrentamosestostemasenclases, conferencias,retiros,ytalleres,buscandoexpandirnuestracapacidaddehacerjusticia,amarenmisericordia,y caminarhumildementecondios.

188 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 187 Examinandolaintersecciónentreteologíayraza.Lasoportunidadesesteañoincluyeron:unbrillantenuevo documentalsobrecoreadelnorte;unapresentacióndialógicadeselma;diálogossobreracismoconthandekay Andrew Sung Park; un retiro sobre cómo construir relaciones interraciales; círculos de adoración; un evento dirigido por estudiantes titulado Voces Perdidas, Decisiones Abrumadoras: Mujeres negras borradas de los movimientosafroamericanos;y,eventosdecomprensióninterreligiosa. CUIDADODELAIGLESIAatravésdeliderazgoyservicio. SirviendoalaIglesiaMetodistaUnida.Los/lasestudiantessirvieronenIglesiaslocalesyorganizacioneseclesiales comointerinos/as,empleados/as,yvoluntarios/as.lafacultadsirvióenlugarescomo:mujeresmetodistaunida (United Methodist Women), Consejo Mundial Metodista (World Methodist Council), Comisión de Estudio Ministerial(MinistryStudyComission),ProgramadeMujeresAcadémicasyMentorasdeColor(WomenofColor ScholarsandMentorsprogram),ComisiónPanMetodistasobreNiñosenPobreza(PanMethodistCommissionon ChildreninPoverty),yjuntasyagenciasdelaiglesiaengeneralyconferenciasanuales. EmpoderandolíderesjóvenesLatinos/as.Líderesjóvenessereunieronconmentores/asconvastaexperiencia paraaumentarsustalentosyserviciocomolíderescristianos/as:iniciativadeliderazgoparalajuventudhispana (HYLAporsussiglaseninglés)yelInstitutodeLiderazgoRaícesLatinas. FacilitandodiálogossobrerenovacióndeIglesia.ComenzamosunanuevainiciativaenEvangelismoyRenovación deiglesia. Reflexionandoenlaadoración.ContribuimosenunaediciónespecialdelaRevistaArtedeAdoración(Worship ArtsMagazine),editadayescritapormiembrosdelafacultaddeSTH,alumnos/as,yestudiantes,yfuepublicada porlahermandadmetodistaunidaenmúsicayartedeadoración(fellowshipofunitedmethodistsinmusicand WorshipArts). CUIDANDODELMUNDO Ofreciendo oportunidades de aprendizaje. Algunas oportunidades incluyeron el programa en Doctorado en MinisterioyLiderazgoTransformacional;uncursoenministeriourbano;seminariosdeviajehaciaIndia,lafrontera entre ArizonaMéxico, IsraelPalestina, México, y Turquía (Éfeso); trabajo con líderes en Ferguson, MO; y un seminariodeviajeparamujeresdelaimuhaciacuba,patrocinadoporgbhemysth. Colaboración con la iglesia global. Las colaboraciones incluyeron el patrocinio del Diccionario de Biografía CristianoAfricana(DictionaryofAfricanChristianBiography);eventosyexhibicionesdeartesobreecologíalocal yglobal;ydiálogosconlíderesdelaiglesiaglobal. DamosgraciasaustedesporsutestimonioenlamedidaenqueSTHbuscaserfielyacompañarlos/lasenelministerio. Graciasporsercontinuainspiraciónycontribuyentesenestecaminocompartido. Bendicionesygratitud, MaryElizabethMoore DecanadelaEscueladeTeologíadelaUniversidaddeBoston FORINFORMATIONONLY Formorethan100years,CandlerSchoolofTheologyatEmoryUniversityhaspreparedrealpeopletomakearealdifference intherealworld.sinceourfoundingin1914,over10,000studentshavegraduatedfromcandler,wheretheyhavebeen shapedaschristianleaderswhoputfaithandloveintoaction,transformingtheworldinthenameofjesuschrist. Oneof13officialseminariesofTheUnitedMethodistChurch,Candlerisalsooneofsevengraduateprofessionalschoolsof EmoryUniversity,atoptierresearchinstitutionofferingextensiveresourcesandarichcontextforstudy.Ourlocationin Atlantaprovidesalearningenvironmentthatreflectsthehighlydiversecommunitiesofthe21stcentury.Simplyput,there isnobetterplaceforministrypreparationthataddressesourmajordenominationalpriorities:developingleaders,starting andgrowingchurches,ministrywiththepoor,andimprovingglobalhealth. Inordertokeeppacewiththeneedsofthechurchandtheworld,Candlernowoffers17degrees:sevensingledegreesand tendualdegreespairingtheologywithbioethics,business,developmentpractice,law,publichealth,orsocialwork.oneof ournewestdegreesisaretooleddoctorofministrythatis90percentonline,sostudentscanremainintheirplacesof ministryastheystudy andapplywhattheylearninrealtime.we vealsopartneredwiththeuniversityofgeorgia sschool ofsocialworktocreateanmdiv/mswwherestudentslearntomaximizetheireffectivenessbycombiningpastoralskills suchasspiritualcounselingwithsocialworkpracticessuchasfamilytherapyandcommunityassessment. OurstudentbodycontinuestoreflectthediversityandbreadthoftheChristianfaithful.466studentsareenrolled,with48 percentwomen,34percentpeopleofcolor(u.s.),andamedianageof29.studentsrepresent44denominations,with51 percent coming from the Methodist family. 82 percent of students are seeking a degree to prepare them as ministry professionals. REPORTS

189 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Candlerhasadeepcommitmenttoalleviatingstudentdebtandemploysamultiprongedapproachtotacklethisissue.In ,weawardednearly$5.5millioninCandlerscholarships,with92percentofMDivstudentsand84percentofall studentsreceivingsupport.andourcomprehensivefinancialliteracyprogramteachesmoneymanagementskillsthatserve ourstudentsnowandwillcontinuetoservethem andthechurchestheyserve wellintothefuture. Attheendofthe academicyear,CandlersaysgoodbyeandGodspeedtoahandfulofnotedfacultyastheyretire: BarbaraDayMiller,LukeTimothyJohnson,SteveTipton,andBishopWoodieWhite.Yetevenastheselegendstaketheir leaveafterdistinguishedcareersofscholarshipandservice,welookforwardtowelcominganewcropofscholarleaders whowilljoinusinthecomingmonthsandgrowwithusinthecomingyears.weareespeciallypleasedtowelcomebishop LarryGoodpaster,whowilljointhefacultyasbishopinresidenceinthefallof2016. CandlerdrawsconsiderablestrengthandinspirationfromitsrelationshipwithTheUnitedMethodistChurch.Ourabilityto fulfillourmissionofeducatingfaithfulandcreativeleadersforthechurch sministriesintheworlddependsuponyour support,gifts,andprayers.thankyouforthecountlesswaysyouadvancethisvitalministryinthelifeofourdenomination. VisitusinpersoninAtlantaoronlineatcandler.emory.edutoseefirsthandhowCandlerpreparesrealpeopletomakeareal differenceintherealworld. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Pormásde100añosLaEscueladeTeologíaCandlerenlaUniversidaddeEmoryhapreparadopersonasrealesparahacer unadiferenciarealenelmundoreal.desdenuestroinicioenelaño1914,másde10.000estudianteshangraduadode Candler,dondesehansidoformadocomolíderescristianosqueponenlafeyelamorenacción,transformandoelmundo enelnombredejesucristo. Unodelos13seminariosoficialesdelaIglesiaMetiodistaUunida,Candlertambiénseformapartedelassieteescuelasde posgradodelauniversidaddeemory,lacualesunainstitucióndeinvestigacióndeprimernivelqueofreceampliosrecursos yuncontextoprofundodeestudio.nuestraubicaciónenatlantaproveeunambientedeaprendizajequeesunarelfexión delascomunidadesdiversersasdelsigloxxi.enpocaspalabras,nohaymejorlugarparaprepararseporelministerioque tambiénsededicaanuestrasprioridadesprincipalesdeladenominación:eldesarrollodelíderes,elinicioycrecimientode lasiglesias,elministerioconlospobres,ylamerjoradelasaludmundial. Paramantenerelritmoconlasnecesidadesdelaiglesiaydelmundo,Candleractualmenteofrece17títulosdeposgrado: sietetitulacionessimplesydieztitulacionesdoblesquesecombinanteologíaconbioética,losnegocios,laprácticadel desarrollo,elderecho,lasaludpública,oeltrabajosocial.nuestroúltimotítuloeseldoctoradoenministerioqueesel90 porcientoenlínea,asíquelosestudiantespuedanquedarensuslugaresdeministerioamedidadequeestudien ypuedan aplicarloqueaprendanentiemporeal.tambiénnoshemosasociadoconlaescueladetrabajosocialdelauniversidadde GeorgiaparacrearunMDiv/MSWdondelosestudiantesaprendenamaximizarsueficaciamediantelacombinaciónde habilidadespastoralescomoelasesoramientoespiritualconlasprácticasdeltrabajosocialcomolaterapiafamiliaryla evaluacióndelacomunidad. Nuestro cuerpo de estudiantes sigue reflejando la diversidad y amplitud de los fieles cristianos. 466 estudiantes están inscritos,conel48porcientodemujeres,el34porcientodepersonasdecolor(ee.uu.),yunaedadpromediode29.los estudiantesrepresentan44denominaciones,conel51porcientodeellosviniendodelafamiliametodista.el82porciento delosestudiantesestánbuscandountítuloparaprepararsecomoprofesionalesenelministerio. Candlertieneuncompromisoprofundoalaliviodeladeudaestudiantilyutilizaunaestrategiaconmuchasdimensiones paraenfrentarestetema.enelaño ,dimoscercade$5.5millonesenbecasdecandler,conel92porcientode losestudiantesdelmdivyel84porcientodetodoslosestudiantesrecibiendoapoyofinanciero.además,nuestroprograma completodeeducaciónfinancieraenseñahabilidadesparaelmanejodefinanzasquelessirvenanuestrosestudiantesenel presenteylesvanaseguirsirviendo,asícomoenlasiglesiasdondeministran,enelfuturo. Alfinaldelañoacadémico ,Candlersedespideydesealomejoraungrupodeprofesoresdistinguidosquese retiran:barbaradaymiller,luketimothyjohnson,stevetipton,yelobispowoodiewhite. Aunqueestasleyendasse despidendespuésdecarrerasdistinguidasacadémicasydeservicio,esperamosdarlabienvenidaaunnuevogrupode investigadoreslíderesqueseuniránanosotrosenlospróximosmesesyquesecreceránconnosotrosenlospróximosaños. EnespecialestamosmuycontentosdedarlabienvenidaalObispoLarryGoodpaster,quienseuniráalafacultadcomo obispoenresidenciaenelotoñodel2016. CandleradquieresufortalezaeinspiraciónengranparteporsurelaciónconlaIglesiaMetodistaUnida.Nuestracapacidad paracumplirconnuestramisióndeformarlíderesfielesycreativosparalosministeriosdelaiglesiaenelmundodepende desuapoyo,dones,yoraciones.graciasporlasmanerasinnumerablesenqueseavanzanesteministeriovitalenlavidade

190 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 189 nuestradenominación.visítenosenpersonaenatlantaoenlíneaencandler.emory.eduparaverdeprimeramanocómo Candlersepreparapersonasrealesparahacerunadiferenciarealenelmundoreal. JanLove DeanandProfessorofChristianityandWorldPolitics CandlerSchoolofTheology FORINFORMATIONONLY ACoheringVision:Curriculum,Community,CoCurricularInitiatives Aftermuchcollaborativediscussion,discernment,andevaluationofthecurrentstateoftheologicaleducation,thoseofus wholead,teach,andsupportdrewtheologicalschoolhavelaunchedonanambitiouscourse.nearly150yearsafterour founding,weenvisionafutureasbrightasthebesterasinourpast.iampleasedtosharewithyouheretheconcretesteps wehavetaken andaretaking tobringthisfuturetolight. First,oureffortshavebeenattentivetothehistoryofDrew,inparticularitsMethodistroots,it slongcommitmenttothe Churchanditsministries,anddrawfromthiswellspringforinspirationanddirection.Also,wehavehonoredourprogress toachievedenominational,ethnic,gender,andracialdiversityinourfacultyandstudentbody.thisrichdiversityhasbecome bothahallmarkofdrewandanexpansionofourwellspring.forcesbeyondourcampus notably,thatthereasonsfor pursuingatheologicaleducationandexpectedoutcomesareshiftingdramatically furtherpresstheneedforustoalign ourvisionanditssupportingsystemswithourcommunalreality. Giventhisimperative,wearefocusedonthethree C s ofourcoheringvision:redesigningourcurriculum,strengthening ourcommunityoflearning,anddeepeningtrainingthroughrevivedcocurricularinitiatives.thesethreeaspectofadrew TheologicalSchooleducationwillworktogethertoenableustotoempowercreativethoughtandcourageousactionto advancejustice,peace,andloveofgod,neighbor,andtheearth aswellasuniquelypositionustoleadevolvingexpressions ofchristianity. Designingdistinctpathwaysfromcurriculumtovocation Toremainmeaningfulandofferthegreatestvaluetoourstudents,eachofthesixdegreepathsthatweoffermustbeas distinctastheministrytowhichitleads.forexample,ourmasterofartsinministryprogram,whichformsstudentsforthe broadestspectrumoftheologicallyinformedadvocacyandministry,orourdminprogram,whichhasbecomethe new terminalvocationaldegree,mustbecustomrebuiltforcurrentandemergingstudentneedsandoutcomes.thisalsoholds trueforourmasterofarts,masterofsacredtheology,phd,and,mostcritically,ourmasterofdivinityprograms. Wehaveachievedourroadmapforcurricularchangethroughaperiodofintentionaldiscernment,whichincludeddiscussion withconsultants,andwithcolleaguesatpeerinstitutions,wholedacurricularformationretreatswithourfaculty;through thediscernmentandguidanceofourfaculty,andwiththegenerousfinancialsupportofthejesseballdupontfund.our nextstepsincludeacomprehensiveanalysisofpedagogicalandtechnologicaltrendsintheologicaleducation,enrollment, andoutcomes.ourredesignedcurricularpathswillbeannouncedinthefallof2017,concurrentwiththe150 th anniversary ofthefoundingofdrewtheologicalschoolandthe500 th anniversaryoftheprotestantreformation. Studentexperiencesrootedincommunity Despite the increase in students pursuing their education through evening classes and online enrollment, we remain committedtotheoncampusexperienceofcommunity.thisbeginswithastudentcenterededucationalexperiencethat betterattendstotheschedulingneedsofourstudents,offersbroadercoursecontentandavailability,andmoreintentionally integratesvocationalorcareeraspirationswithcoursework. The success of these efforts are inextricably linked to scholarship support. Only by removing the financial barriers for studentspursuingvocationscanwehopetoattractandretainthemostpromisingstudentsandfreethemtolearnandgrow incommunity.relatedtotuitionsupportistheneedformoreaffordableandmodernizedhousingforthosestudentswho choose to live on campus. Together, scholarship support and housing relief will also unburden our students from unsustainabledebt. Fosteringinnovationinministryandtheworkofspiritfilledjustice Toroundoutchangesinourcurriculumandoncampuslearningexperiences,wearealsorevivingcocurricularinitiatives. TheexistingCenterforLifelongLearningwillberecastasthenewCenterforInnovationandLeadershipinMinistryandserve students,alumni,andothersseekingtofindcreativeandcourageousapproachestorevitalizingministry.here,programming willtrainpastoralleaders,inparticular,forserviceinrapidlychangingchurchenvironments,aswellaspositionthemtolead fearlesslyandprophetically. OursecondcocurricularcenterwillbeanexpansionofthecurrentCommunitiesofShalom.Thisinitiativewillfocuson action,advocacy,andsocialjusticeworkinbothpastoralandlayenvironments.projectswillrangefromstudentinterns supportingtheworkofafuturewithhopeinourhomestateofnewjersey,advancingsocialjusticeinnonprofitsettings REPORTS

191 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS acrossthecountryandaroundtheworld,initiativeswhichseektotransformandendsystemicpoverty,expansionofour PartnershipforReligionandEducationinPrisons(PREP)program,andteachingresidenciesatDrewforpropheticleaders. SuccesssofarthroughourOneandAllCampaign Asthe14 th deanofdrewtheologicalschool,iamdeeplycommittedtocontinuingourlonganddistinguishedlegacy.tothis end,ourvisionisinnovative,forwardlooking,andgroundedinthepracticalneedsofourstudents wehope,too,thatitis aninspirationtothevariousconstituenciesweserve.ifullysubscribetotheinimitablewordsofantoniomachado,that wemaketheroadbywalking. Theroadtothisbrightfutureweenvisionwillbemadebythededication,determination, and generosity of those who love Drew and believe in its future. Our vision is coming to light, in part, because of the generosityofourmanyalumnidonorsandfriends.ouroneandallfundraisingcampaignhasraisedmorethan$12million todateforthetheologicalschoolandhasseedfundedmanyofourburgeoningefforts. Also,IencourageouralumnitoembraceyourpowerofinfluencetohelpgrowphilanthropicsupportforDrewTheological School.Manyofourlargestgiftshavecomefromtheinfluenceofalumni,particularlypastorswhoserveinourchurch communities.yes,theneedsaheadaremany,yetourhopeishighforabrightfuturefordrewtheologicalschool.theroad ismadebywalking.let swalkittogether. TheReverendDr.JavierA.Viera DeanoftheTheologicalSchool ProfessorofPastoralTheology SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Unavisiónintegral:currículo,comunidad,actividadescomplementariasalcurrículo Luegodeunadiscusióncolaborativa,endiscernimiento,yevaluandoelestadoactualdelaeducaciónteológica,nosotrosy nosotras, quienes lideramos, enseñamos, y apoyamos a Drew Theological School, nos hemos propuesto en una meta ambiciosa.cercade150añosluegodenuestrafundación,tenemoslavisióndeunfuturotanbrillantecomolamejordelas erasennuestropasado.mecomplacecompartirconlospresentes,lospasosconcretosquehemostomadoyestamos tomandoparatraerluzaesefuturo. Primero, nuestros esfuerzos responden a la historia de Drew, particularmente a sus raíces metodistas, y a su largo compromisoconsusiglesiasyministerios,desdeloscualeshaderivadosufuentedeinspiraciónydirección.además,hemos honradonuestroprogresoparaalcanzarladiversidaddenominacional,étnica,degénero,yracialennuestrafacultady cuerpoestudiantil.estaricadiversidadsehavuelto,tantounenlacededrew,comounadesusfuentesdeexpansión.fuerzas másalládenuestrocampusnotablemente,quelarazónparairenbúsquedadeunaeducaciónteológicaylosresultados esperadosestáncambiandodramáticamentenosexigealinearnuestravisiónysussistemasdeapoyoconlarealidaddela comunidad. Dadoaestaurgencia,nosenfocamosenlastres c denuestravisión:rediseñarelcurrículo,reforzarelaprendizajedela comunidad,yprofundizarelentrenamientoatravésdeiniciativascomplementariasalcurrículo.estostresaspectosdela educación de Drew Theological School trabajaran en conjunto para permitirnos empoderar pensamientos creativos y accionesllenasdevalentía,paraadelantarlajusticia,lapaz,yelamordedios,elamoralprójimoyalatierratambiénuna posiciónúnicaquenospermiteencarnarexpresionesdelcristianismo. Diseñandonuevoscaminosdecurrículoavocación Paracontinuarsiendopertinentesyofreceryelmásgrandevaloranuestrosestudiantes,cadaunodelosseiscurrículosque ofrecemosdeberánsertandistintoscomolosministeriosaloscualessedirige.porejemplo,nuestroprogramademaestría de Artes en Ministerio, el cual forma estudiantes para el espectro más amplio y teológicamente informado, o nuestro programadminelcualseconvierteenel nuevo programavocacional,tienenquereconstruirlasnecesidadesyavances delosestudiantesactualesylosqueemergen.estotambiénincluyelamaestríaenartes,maestríaenteologíasagrada,phd. ymáscríticamente,anuestrademaestríaendivinidad. Hemoslogradocrearnuestrahojaguíaparaelcambiocurricularquesedesea,atravésdeunperiododediscernimiento intencional, que incluye una discusión con consultores, y con colegas de instituciones similares, que dirigen retiros de formacióncurricularconnuestrafacultad;atravésdeldiscernimientoylaguíadenuestrafacultad,yelgenerosoapoyo financiero del Fondo Jesse Ball dupont. Nuestros siguientes pasos incluyen un análisis comprensivo de las tendencias pedagógicas y tecnológicas en la educación teológica, matricula, y avances. Nuestros currículos rediseñados serán anunciados en otoño del 2017, concurrentes con el centésimo quincuagésimo aniversario de la fundación de Drew TheologicalSchoolyenlaconmemoraciónnúmeroquingentésimadelaReformaProtestante. Laexperienciaestudiantildesdesusraícesenlacomunidad

192 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 191 A pesar del incremento de estudiantes buscando una educación a través de las clases nocturnas y matricula en línea, nosotros,permanecemoscomprometidosenreforzarlaexperienciacomunitariadentrodelainstitución.estocomienza cuandoseofreceunaeducacióncentradaenelestudiantadoqueseajusteasusnecesidadesdehorarios,ofreciendoun contenidomásamplio,disponibilidad,yqueintencionalmenteintegrelasaspiracionesdecarreraovocacionaldeloscursos. Eléxitodenuestrosesfuerzosestáintrínsecamenteligadoalapoyoquerecibimosdelasbecas.Soloalremoverlasbarreras económicasconlasqueseenfrentaelestudiantadosepodráreteneryatraernuevosestudiantesparalibrarlesyayudarles acrecerencomunidad.relacionadaalasayudaseconómicas,seencuentralanecesidaddeproveerunserviciodevivienda económicamenteaccesibleymoderno,aesosestudiantesqueescogenvivirdentrodelcampus.juntos,conlasayudas académicasylaprovisióndeviviendaestudiantil,lealiviaremoslacargaalestudiantadodelasinsosteniblesdeudaspor préstamosestudiantiles. AdoptarlainnovaciónenelministerioyeltrabajoafavordelajusticiallenodelEspíritu Para completar los cambios en nuestro plan de estudios y las experiencias de aprendizaje en el campus, estaremos reviviendo iniciativas complementarias al currículo. El Centro para el Aprendizaje será renombrado como el Centro de InnovaciónyLiderazgoenelMinisterio.Esteserviráaestudiantes,exalumnos,aotrosyotrasquetratandeencontrar enfoquescreativosyvalientesparalarevitalizacióndesusministerios.aquí,laprogramación,serácapacitaralliderato pastoral,enparticular,paraelservicioenloscambiantesentornosdelaiglesia,asícomolaposiciónquelespermiteser llevadasintemorydemaneraprofética. Elsegundocentroquecomplementaráenelcurrículo,seráunaexpansióndelascomunidadesactualesdeShalom.Esta iniciativasecentraráenlaacción,ladefensayeltrabajoafavordelajusticiasocial,tantoenentornosdepastoralcomo laicos.losproyectosserántrabajadosporestudiantesinternos,quienesapoyaneltrabajoenlabúsquedadeunfuturo esperanzadorennuestroestadodenewjersey,quienesadelanteneltrabajoporlajusticiasocialagenciassinfinesdelucro dentrodelpaísyalrededordelmundo,quienesdeseantransformaryponerfinalapobrezasistémica,ylaexpansiónde nuestraasociaciónparalaeducaciónreligiosadentrodelasprisiones(prep),enseñándoleaquienesalestudiantadode Drewcomoserlíderesproféticos. Éxitoalcanzadohastaelmomentoatravésdenuestracampaña Unoytodos Como el decano número décimo cuarto de la Facultad de Teología de Drew, estoy profundamente comprometido a continuarnuestralargaydistinguidaherencia.conestefin,nuestravisiónesinnovadora,convisióndefuturo,ybasadaen lasnecesidadesprácticasdenuestrosalumnosyalumnas,esperamos,también,queseaunainspiraciónparalosdiversos gruposqueservimos.suscriboplenamentelaspalabrasinimitablesdeantoniomachado,cuandoexpresaque"sehace camino al andar". El camino a este brillante futuro que imaginamos será realizado por la dedicación, determinación y generosidaddelosqueamanadrewycreenensufuturo. Nuestravisiónseestáhaciendoposible,enparte,porlagenerosidaddeexalumnos,exalumnas,donantesyamistades. Nuestracampañaprofonda UnoyTodos harecaudadomásde$12milloneshastalafechaparalaescuelateológica,yha sidofundamentoparamuchosdenuestrosesfuerzos.porúltimo,yoalientoanuestroestudiantadoqueabraceelpoderde suinfluenciaparaayudaracrecerelapoyofilantrópicohaciadrewtheologicalschool.muchosdenuestrosmayoresregalos provienendelainfluenciadelosexalumnosyexalumnas,particularmentepastorasypastoresquesirvenenlasiglesiasde nuestracomunidad. Sí,lasnecesidadesquenosprecedensonmuchas,sinembargo,nuestraesperanzaycompromisonosbrindanseguridaden elfututobrillantequetendrádrewtheologicalschool.elcaminosehacealandar.andemosenunidad. ReverendoDr.JavierA.Viera DecanodeDrewTheologicalSchool ProfesorenTeologíaPastoral FORINFORMATIONONLY SaintPaulSchoolofTheologyisaseminaryoftheUnitedMethodistChurchthateducatesleaderstomakedisciplesforJesus Christ,renewtheChurch,andtransformtheworld.Weareoneinstitutionwithtwocampuses,inOklahomaandKansas. Thispastacademicyear,SaintPaulenrolled199studentsfrom14annualconferencesand6countriesonbothcampuses. TheCourseofStudySchoolatSaintPaulserved222studentsinfourMidwestlocations.TheSaintPaulBoardofTrustees nameddr.nancyhowell,saintpaulprofessoroftheologyandphilosophy,astheactingpresidentthisspring.herterm began March 2 as Rev. H. Sharon Howell retired. Dr. Nancy Howell brings multiple years of experience serving in administration.saintpaulandkansaswesleyanuniversitysignedamemorandumofunderstandingfora3+3theological studiesundergraduategraduateprogram.theagreementisthoughttobethefirstofitskindtobeestablishedbetweena UnitedMethodistbaseduniversityandaUnitedMethodistseminary.Underthisarrangement,KansasWesleyanstudents REPORTS

193 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS condensethefouryearcourseofstudyforthechristianministrymajorintothreeyears,followedbythecompletionofthe threeyear Master of Divinity degree at Saint Paul. The 3 +3 program with Kansas Wesleyan will begin Fall collaborationswithotherundergraduateinstitutionsarecurrentlyindiscussion. Dr.YoungHoChunisservingastheDirectorofAsianStudiesforSaintPaul.Heiscurrentlyrecruitingthe4thKoreanDoctor ofministrytrackofstudents.themodeloftheologicaleducationdesignedforthishighlysuccessfulanduniqueprogramis currentlybeingconsideredbyotherglobalcommunities. SaintPaulwilloffertwofullyonlinecoursesstartingfall2016andtwointhespringsemesterof2017.Wewillcontinueto offerpopularhybridcoursesaswellasvideolinkeverycoursebetweenourtwolocations. Two new components in the MDiv program are practic*ms taught by ministry practitioners and offcampus spiritual formationretreats.practicumofferingsincludesuchreallifeskillareasasbudgetsandfinance,funeralsandministrywith children.spiritualformationretreatsdeepenstudents spiritualityforalifetimeofministry. The Fellows program equips candidates called to fulltime ministry with academic formation and reallife pastoral experience.theawardcoverstuition,booksandfeesforthreeyears.eachfellowwillreceiveapastoralmentoranda studentappointmentwithastipendtocoverlivingexpenses. TheOklahomaCampushaditssecondrecognitiondinnercelebratingeightyearsofseminaryexcellenceinOklahoma.The CelebrateSaintPauldinnerhasbecomeanannualeventincludingtheBishopRobertE.Hayes,Jr.LeadershipAward Thetrustees,faculty,staff,andstudentsofSaintPaulthankyouforyourinterest,prayersandsupport. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN SaintPaulSchoolofTheologyesunseminariodelaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaqueeducaalíderesparaquehagandiscípulos dejesucristo,renuevenlaiglesiayquetransformenalmundo.somosunainstitucióncondoscampus,enoklahomayen Kansas. Elañoacadémicopasado,SaintPaulmatriculóa199estudiantesde144conferenciasanualesy6paísesenamboscampus. LaEscueladeCursodeEstudiosenSaintPaulsirvióa22estudiantesencuatrolugaresdelMedioOeste.LaJuntadeRegentes desaintpaulnombróaladra.nancyhowell,profesoradeteologíayfilosofíadesaintpaul,comolapresidentaenfunciones estaprimavera.sutérminocomenzóel2demarzoyaquelarev.h.sharonhowelsejubiló.ladra.nancyhowelltrae consigomuchosañosdeexperienciasirviendoenlaadministración.saintpaulykansaswesleyanuniversityfirmaronun MemorandodeEntendimientoparaunprogramadeestudiosteológicosdepregradoyposgrado3+3.Esteacuerdosecree queeselprimerodesuclaseestablecidoentreunauniversidadcontrasfondometodistayunseminariometodistaunido. Bajoestearreglo,losestudiantesdeKansasWesleyancondensanelcursodeestudiosdecuatroañosdelacarrerade MinisterioCristianoatres,seguidodelaobtencióndelgradodeMaestríaenDivinidadenSaintPaul.Elprograma3+3con Kansas Wesleyan comenzará en el otoño de La colaboración de 3+3 con otras instituciones de pregrado se está llevandoacaboenlaactualidad. ElDr.YoungHoChunestásirviendocomoDirectordeEstudiosAsiáticosenSaintPaul.Actualmenteélestáreclutandola 4tacohortedeestudiantescoreanosdelDoctoradoenMinisterio.Elmodelodeeducaciónteológicadiseñadoparaeste programaaltamenteexitosoysingularestásiendoconsideradoactualmenteporotrascomunidadesglobales. Saint Paul ofrecerá dos cursos completamente en línea comenzando en el otoño de 2016 y dos en el semestre de la primaverade2017.continuaremosofreciendocursospopulareshíbridosasícomoenlazaremospormediodevideocada cursoentrenuestrasdosubicaciones. LosdosnuevoscomponentesenelprogramadeMinisterioenDivinidadessonpractic*msenseñadosporespecialistasen ministerioypormedioderetirosdeformaciónespiritualafueradelcampus.lospractic*msincluyenhabilidadesdelavida realtalescomopresupuestoyfinanzas,funeralesyministerioconlosniños.losretirosdeformaciónespiritualprofundizan laespiritualidaddelestudianteparaunavidaenteradeministerio. El programa Fellows equipa a los candidatos llamados al ministerio a tiempo completo con formación académica y experienciapastoraldelavidareal.elreconocimientocubrelascuotastutelares,librosyotrascuotasportresaños.cada beneficiariodelprogramafellowsrecibiráunmentorpastoralyunadesignaciónestudiantilconunestipendioquecubrelos gastosdiarios. Losregentes,facultad,personalyestudiantesdeSaintPaulleagradecensuinterés,oracionesyapoyo.

194 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 193 FORINFORMATIONONLY For supporting the Work of United Campus Ministry of Victoria through the giving of the Rio Texas Conference, The CrossroadsDistrict,individualsandtheirchurches.Werepresentyouinaninterdenominationalministrytothecampusesof thevictoriacollageandtheuniversityofhoustonvictoria.ucmvissupportedbytheunitedmethodist,lutheran,and Presbyterianchurches. UnitedCampusMinistryservesfourmealsaweektohungrycollegestudentsintheFallandSpringSemestersandtwomeals aweekinthesummer.wealsosupporttwostudentorganizationswithtwosetsofstudentofficers.likeallofourcampus ministriesoneofourmanygoalsistogrowprincipledchristianleaders.ucmisanoutreachministrytostudents,faculty, staff,andtheirfamiliesattwostatesupportedcolleges. In2014and2015weprovidedBibleStudiesontheParables,TheNamesofGod,andaLentenstudybyAdamHamiltonin 2016.WeprovidedtheserviceofClownMinistrywithfacepaintingandballoonanimalsonbothcampusesandinthe communityfornationalnightout.wesupportedarelayforlifeteamandhelpedchurchesonseveraloccasionsbyserving atevents.ucmalsoparticipatedinseveraleventsdesignedtocombatdomesticandsexualviolenceoncampus. UnitedCampusMinistryprovidedatruckintheVictoriaLightedChristmasParadewithapresentationoftheNativity,the onlyoneintheparade.withthehelpoflocalchurchesucmprovidedtoysandbookstoover50childrenforchristmas.we participatedinthemartinlutherkingdaymarchandattendedthecommunityobservance.weattendedseverallocal Christianconcertsandonseveraloccasionswentasagrouptogethertorevivals,localchurchevents,andcampusevents. Wehaveaministryofpresencebothoncampusandinthecommunity. OneoftheimportantthingswedoasUnitedCampusMinistryissupporteachotherinprayerinourhardtimesandjoys. Weareavailabletoprayforindividualsandgroupsoncampusandstarteachmealwithprayer.Welistenandsupporteach otherinfindinghowgodisworkinginourlivesonadailybasis.ucmleadsthecelebrationofthenationaldayofprayeras well. Wewereveryhappytoseeseveralofourlongtimememberswalkacrossthestageingraduationincludingcollegestudents, master'slevelstudents,andhighschoolgraduateswhohaveattendedoureventsforseveralyears..wehaveseveralservice menandwomeninourgroupandsupporttheireffortsthroughprayer,fellowship,andpastoralcare. Fellowship events have included birthday parties and Christian Karaoke as well as picnics and movies nights.summer includestripstotherockportbeachandsplashway.wehaveinvestedinourown HumanFoosballGame forafuncampus outreach. CampusMinisterRev.WandaRitchea,anordaineddeaconintheUnitedMethodistChurch,hasprovidednotonlyprayer andspiritualsupportbutalsoridestomanyoccasionsandplacesincludingrevivals,assistanceministries,socialsecurityand FoodStampoffices,TheVA,shelters,thegrocerystore,anddoctor'sappointments.Thisisnotonlyavaluableservicefor thosewhodon'thaveacarbutalsoprovidestheopportunitytoaskthequestion, Howisitwithyoursoul? Again,ThankYouforSupportingUnitedCampusMinistryofVictoria Respectfullysubmitted, Rev.WandaRitchea,DirectorofCampusMinistry UnitedCampusMinistryofVictoria SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACION PorapoyarelTrabajodeMinisteriodeCampusUnidodeVictoriaporlabenefenciadelConferenciadeRioTexas,elDistrito decrossroads,individuosysusiglesias.losrepresentamosenunministeriointerconfesionalalosrecintosuniversitariosde VictoriaCollageylaUniversidaddeHoustonVictoria.ElUCMVesapoyadoporlasiglesiasMetodistaUnido,Luteranas,y Presbiterianas. ElMinisteriodeCampusUnidosirvecuatrocomidasporsemanaaestudiantesconhambredecolegioenlosSemestresde PrimaverayOtonoydoscomidasporsemanaenelVerano.Tambiénapoyamosdosorganizacionesdeestudiantecondos paresdeoficialesestudiantes.comotodosnuestrosministeriosdecampusunodenuestrosmuchosobjetivosescultivara LideresChristianosdeprincipios.ElUCMesunministerioexcederaestudiantes,facultad,personal,ysusfamiliasendos colegiosapoyadosporelestado. REPORTS

195 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS En2014y2015proporcionamosEstudiosdeBibliaenlasParábolas,losNombresdeDios,yunestudioCuaresmalporAdán Hamilton en 2016.Proveímos el servicio del Ministerio de Payaso con pintura de cara y animales de globo en ambos universitariosyenlacomunidaddurantelanocheafueranacional.apoyamosunrelevoparaelequipodevidayayudamos aiglesiasenvariasocasionessirviendoenacontecimientos.elucmtambiénparticipóenvariosacontecimientosdiseñados paracombatirlaviolenciadomésticaysexualenelcampus. ElMinisteriodeCampusUnidoproporcionóuncamiónenelDesfileAluminadodeNavidaddeVictoriaconunapresentación delanatividad,elúnicoeneldesfile.conlaayudadeiglesiaslocalesucmproporcionójuguetesylibrosamásde50niños durantelanavidad.participamosenlamarchademartinlutherkingyasistimosalaobservanciadecomunidad.asistimos avariosconciertoscristianoslocalesyenvariasocasionesfuimoscomoungrupojuntosaresurgimentos,acontecimientos de iglesia locales, y acontecimientos de campus. Tenemos un ministerio de presencia tanto en el campus como en la comunidad. UnadelascosasimportantesquehacemoscomoelMinisteriodeCampusUnidoeselapoyoelunoalotroenrezoen nuestrostiemposdurosyalegres.estamosdisponiblespararezarporindividuosygruposenelcampusycomenzarcada comidaconelrezo.escuchamosyapoyamoselunoalotroeneldescubrimientocomodiostrabajaennuestrasvidascada día.elucmconducelacelebracióndeldíanacionaldelrezotambién. Éramosmuyfelicesvervariosdenuestromiembrosdemuchotiempopasaratravésdelaetapaenlagraduaciónincluso estudiantesdecolegio,estudiantesdeniveldelmaestro,ydiplomadosquehanasistidoanuestrosacontecimientosdurante varios años.. Tenemos a varios hombres y mujeresde servicio en nuestro grupo y apoyamos sus esfuerzos por rezo, compañerismo,ycuidadopastoral. LosacontecimientosdeCompañerismohanincluidofiestasdecumpleañosyChristianKaraokeasícomonochesdepelículas ypicnics.elveranoincluyeviajesalaplayarockportysplashway.hemosinvertidoennuestropropio JuegodeHumano Foosball parauncampusdediversiónexceden. MinistrodeCampusRev.WandaRitchea,undiáconoordenadoenlaIglesiadeMetodistaUnida,haproporcionadonosólo elrezoyelapoyoespiritualsinotambiénmontaamuchasocasionesysitiosinclusoresurgimentos,ministeriosdeayuda, SeguridadSocialyoficinasdeestampillasparaAlimentos,elVA,refugios,latiendadecomestibles,ycitasdeldoctor. Este noessólounserviciovaliosoparaaquellosquenotienenuncochesinotambiénproporcionanlaoportunidaddehacerla pregunta, Comoestacontualma? Otravez,GraciasporApoyarMinisteriodeCampusUnidodeVictoria Respetuosamentepresentado, RevWandaRitchea,DirectordeMinisteriodeCampus MinisteriodeCampusUnidodeVictoria FORINFORMATIONONLY SpiritualFormationisanintegralpartofdiscipleshipforbothlaityandclergy.Severaldifferentavenuesofformationhave happenedinourconference.inoctober2015,dr.marcusfreemanconvenedameetingofseveralclergymembersto discuss plans for Spiritual Formation. Emphasis was on opportunities available through the Clergy Wellness Program, availabilityofacanvaslabyrinth,spiritualmentors,dayapartrenewalevents,andlistingsofretreatcentersavailableinour area. The group also discussed events through the Academy for Spiritual Formation. The Upper Room in Nashville coordinatesthetwoyearacademy,butfiveweekacademiesaresponsoredatamorelocalizedlevel.althoughmhm grantsareavailabletosupportbothscholarshipsandgeneralbudgetofafiveweekprogram,futurefivedayeventsfor both clergy and laity will need a different planning and implementation structure than has existed in the past. Clergy participationinthetwoyearacademywouldfulfillspirit,mindandbodycomponentsofthewellnessprogram. InMarch2016,severalAcademy"graduates"gatheredtoformanindependent,ecumenicalgroupdesignedtoplanand implement future FiveDay Academy for Spiritual Formation events in our geographic area. Rev. Nancy McDougall was electedtoserveasleaderprotemofthisacademycouncilforthefollowingyear.anyoneinterestedinservingonthis Councilisencouragedtocontactheratnancymcd@nctv.com. Duringour2016AnnualConference,severalclergyincludingLynnBarton,SuzanneIsaacs,DonnaStrieb,andTaylorBoone willbeconductingaspiritualformationworkshop. SubmittedbyRev.NancyMcDougall

196 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 195 SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Laformaciónespiritualesunaparteintegraldeldiscipuladoparalaicosyclérigos.Diferentesvíasdeformaciónhanocurrido ennuestraconferencia.enoctubrede2015,eldr.marcusfreemanconvocóaunareunióndevariosmiembrosdeclérigos paradiscutirlosplanesparalaformaciónespiritual.sehizohincapiéenlasoportunidadesdisponiblesatravésdelprograma debienestardeclérigos,ladisponibilidaddeunalonalaberinto,mentoresespirituales,díaapartederenovación,eventosy anunciosdeloscentrosderetirodisponibleennuestrazona.elgrupotambiénexaminóloseventosatravésdelaacademia deformaciónespiritual.elaposentoaltoennashvillecoordinalasacademiadedosaños(twoyearacademy),perolas AcademiasdeCincoDías(FiveDayAcademy)sonpatrocinadosenunnivelmáslocalizado.AunquelosfondosdeMHMestán disponiblesparaapoyarambasbecasypresupuestogeneraldeunprogramafuturodecincosemanas,futuroeventosde CincoDías,paralosclérigosylaicosnecesitanunadiferenteplanificaciónyejecuciónenestructuradelacualhaexistidoen elpasado.laparticipacióndeclérigosenlaacademiadedosañoscumpliríaconloscomponentesdeespíritu,mentey cuerpodelprogramadebienestar. En marzo de 2016, varios graduados de la academia se reunieron para formar un grupo ecuménico independiente diseñadoparaplaneareimplementarfuturasacademiadecincodíasparaeventosdeformaciónespiritualennuestraárea geográfica. La Revda. Nancy McDougall fue elegida para servir como líder por el tiempo presente en el Concilio de la Academiaparaelañosiguiente.CualquieraqueestéinteresadoenparticiparenesteConcilioanímeseaponerseencontacto DurantenuestraConferenciaAnualde2016,variosclérigosincluyendoLynnBarton,SuzanneIsaacs,DonnaStriebyTaylor Booneestaránllevandoacabountallerdeformaciónespiritual. SometidoporlaRevda.NancyMcDougall FORINFORMATIONONLY OverthepastseveralyearsLayServantMinistries(LSM)hasbecomethebestlaitytrainingprogramwithintheRioTexas ConferenceandwecontinuetoexcelinofferingAdvancedCourseswhichpromotetheMinistryareasof,LeadingCaringand Communicating. Over the past quadrennial, the partnership between the Association of Conference Directors of Lay Servant Ministries (ACDLSM)andDiscipleshipMinistrieshasbeenexceptionalandthecurriculumofferedintheseNewAdvancedCoursesfor LayServantMinistries.(LSM)isexcellentandprovideslaitywiththebesttrainingpossibleforCertifiedLayServantsandall thelaitywithinourconference.additionalonlinecourseshavebeenaddedandarenowavailableforanyonewhowants tocompletealayservantadvancedcoursethatmaynotbeofferedwithinthedistrictsortheconference.anyonewho takesanonlinecoursemustnotifytheirdistrictdirector,thattheyaretakingthisonlinecoursepriortotakingthecourse, inorderthatpropercreditcanbegiven. OnMarch1113,2016,atMt.Wesley,weheldourConferenceAdvancedCoursetitled: God smission.ourjourney. This course was taught by Jodi Cataldo, who is the Director of Laity in Leadership, for Discipleship Ministries in Nashville Tennessee.ThisnewLSMCourseprovidesasolidfoundationforthosewhowishtoserveinMissionasLayServantsand VolunteersinMissionandprovidesadditionalwaysforLayServantstobeeffectivelyengagedinthemissionfieldwithin theirlocalcommunitiesandbeyondtoglobalmissionopportunities.thirtysixlayservantsattendedthiseventandallwere blessedbythepresenceoftheholyspirit.oneofourconferencelayleaders,ralphthompson,attendedthiseventand assistedinaquestionandanswersessiononsaturdayeveningandservedasguestpreacheronsundaymorningaswell. Rev.Dr.MarcusFreemanledtheGreatThanksgivingportionoftheworshipservice. InadditiontothisConferenceAdvancedCourse,additionalBasicandAdvancedCoursesareofferedatdifferenttimeswithin thedistricts,especiallyforthosewhomayneedtotakethesecertificationcoursesclosertohome. CurrentDistrictDirectorsforLayServantMinistriesare:RobertHicksCapitalDistrict,ScottMadererHillCountryDistrict, Judy Johnson Crossroads District, Larry and Mary Reser El Valle District, Emily Canales Coastal Bend District, Janice AlexanderWestDistrictandPattiZaiontzLasMissionesDistrict.TheseDistrictDirectorsarealwaysseekingotherCertified LayServantswhoarewillingtoassistinteaching,leadingandprovidingservicetoothersattendingthesecourses. CertifiedLayServantsexisttoserveGod,toseekoutandprovideMinistryopportunitieswithineverylocalchurch,within eachdistrictofourconference.wemusthavethesupportofdistrictsuperintendents,districtlayleadersandpastorsin ordertorecruit,trainanddeveloplaityleadersascertifiedlayservants,bysendingleaderswithintheircongregationsto attendlsmcourses.icallonalldistrictsuperintendentsanddistrictlayleaderstohonortheircommitmenttolayservant REPORTS

197 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MinistriesbybeingactivelyinvolvedontheDistrictCommitteesofLayServantMinistriesandworktopromoteanddevelop (LSMcoursesthroughouttheDistricts. ThispastFebruary1013,2016,inNashville,Tennessee,ourAssociationofConferenceDirectorsofLayServantMinistries (ACDLSM)helditsnationalconvocation.Thethemeforthisyear seventwas: ShiftingtheParadigm,GoingBacktoOur HistoricalRoots. ThescriptureforthisconvocationwasEphesians4:116: Buteachofuswasgivengrace,accordingto themeasureofchrist sgift. WeareallcalledbyGodtoservetheChurchandpartofChrist sgifttousistoutilizethosetalentsinnewandcreativeways, toleavethewallsofourchurchesreachoutintothemissionfield.reachingouttothemissionfieldrequiresatrained, certifiedandequippedlaity.itrequiresalaitythatisempoweredbytheholyspirit,alaitythatisrevitalizedandregenerated withthefirewiththeholyspirit;alaitythatisnotafraidtoreachouttotheunchurched,andnotafraidtosharethegood NewsoftheGospelwithothers. MayGodcontinuetoblessLayServantMinistriesthroughouttheRioTexasConference. SamA.Dubberly ConferenceDirectorofLayServantMinistries REPORTS PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE EnlosúltimosañosvariosMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicos(LSM)sehaconvertidoenelmejorprogramadeformacióndelaicos dentro de la Conferencia Río Texas y esperamos sobresalir ofreciendo cursos avanzados que promueven las áreas de MinisteriodeCuidadoyComunicación. Enelcuadrienioanterior,lacolaboraciónentrelaAsociacióndeDirectoresdeMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosdelaConferencia (ACDLSM)yMinisteriosdeDiscipuladohasidoexcepcionalyelplandeestudiosofrecidoenestosnuevoscursosavanzados paraministeriosdesiervoslaicos.(lsm)esexcelenteyofrecealoslaicoslamejorformaciónposiblehaciauncertificado desiervoslaicosyatodosloslaicosdentrodelaconferencia.cursosenlíneaelectrónicaadicionalessehanañadidoyahora estándisponiblesparaquiéndeseacompletarelcursoavanzadodesiervoslaicosquenopuedaofrecersedentrodelos distritosolaconferencia.quientomauncursoenlíneadebenotificarasudirectordedistritoqueestátomandoestecurso enlíneaantesdetomarelcurso,conelfindequeselepuedaotorgarelcréditoapropiado. Durantelasfechasdel11al13demarzode2016,enMt.Wesley,llevamosacabonuestroCursoAvanzadodeConferencia titulado:"misióndedios...jornadanuestra."estecursofuedirigidoporjodicataldo,quienesladirectoradelaicosen LiderazgodeMinisteriosdeDiscipuladoenNashville,Tennessee.EstenuevocursodeLSMproporcionaunabasesólidapara aquellosquedeseenservirenmisióndesiervoslaicosyvoluntariosenmisiónyproporcionamétodosadicionalesparaque Siervos Laicos participen efectivamente en el campo de misión dentro de sus comunidades locales y más allá en oportunidadesdemisiónglobal.treintayseissiervoslaicosasistieronaesteeventoytodosfueronbendecidosporla presenciadelespíritusanto.unodenuestroslídereslaicosdeconferencia,ralphthompson,asistióaesteeventoydirijió unasesióndepreguntasyrespuestaselsábadoporlanocheyfueelpredicadorinvitadoeldomingoporlamañanatambién. ElReverendoDr.MarcusFreemancondujolapartedelaGranAccióndeGraciasenelserviciodeadoración. AdemásdeesteCursoAvanzadodeConferencia,adicionalesBásicosyAvanzadosCursosseofrecenendiferenteseventos dentrodelosdistritos,especialmenteparaaquellosquenecesitentomarestoscursosdecertificaciónmáscercanosacasa. LosDirectoresdeDistritoalcorrienteenMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosson:RobertHicksCapitalDistrict,ScottMadererHill CountryDistrict,JudyJohnsonCrossroadsDistrict,LarryyMaryReserElValleDistrict,EmilyCanalesCoastalBendDistrict, JaniceAlexanderWestDistrictyPattiZaiontzLasMisionesDistrict.EstosDirectoresdeDistritosiemprebuscanaotros SiervosLaicosCertificadosqueesténdispuestosaayudarenlaenseñanzayproporcionandoservicioalosdemásqueasisten aestoscursos. SiervosLaicosCertificadosexistenparaserviraDios,parabuscaryofreceroportunidadesdeMinisteriodentrodecada iglesialocalydentrodecadadistritodenuestraconferencia.necesitamoselapoyodelossuperintendentesdedistrito,de los Líderes Laicos de Distrito y de los pastores para reclutar, capacitar y desarrollar líderes laicos como Siervos Laicos Certificados,enviandolíderesdentrodesuscongregacionesparaasistirenloscursosdelLSM.Hagounllamamientoalos SuperintendentesdeDistritoyalosLíderesLaicosdelosDistritoahonrarsucompromisoconlosMinisteriosdeSiervos Laicos,aparticiparactivamenteenloscomitésdedistritodeMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosyatrabajarparapromovery desarrollar(cursosdelsm)atravésdelosdistritos. Los pasados 10 al 13 de febrero de 2016, en Nashville, Tennessee, nuestra Asociación de Directores de Ministerios de ConferenciadeSiervosLaicos(ACDLSM)celebrósuconvocatorianacional.Eltemadeleventoesteañofue:"Cambiode Paradigma,RemontandoaNuestrasRaícesHistóricas".LaescrituradeestaconvocatoriafueEfesios4:116: Peroacada unodenosotrosfuedadalagraciaconformealamedidadeldondecristo.

198 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 197 TodosestamosllamadosporDiosparaserviralaiglesiaypartedeldondeCristonuestroesutilizarlostalentosenmaneras nuevasycreativas,paradejarquelasparedesdenuestrasiglesiasalcancenhaciafueraenelcampodemisión.paraalcanzar elcampomisioneroserequiereunlaicadocapacitado,certificadoyequipado.serequiereunlaicadoqueseafortalecido porelespíritusanto,unlaicadoqueserevitalizayseregeneraconelfuegodelespíritusanto;laicosquenotemenalcanzar alosdesconectadosdelaiglesiayquenotemencompartirlasbuenasnuevasdelevangelioconlosdemás. QueDiossigabendiciendolosMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosalolargodelaConferenciaRíoTexas. SamA.Dubberly DirectordeMinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosdelaConferencia FORINFORMATIONONLY With the creation of the Rio Texas Annual conference in 2015, the Uniting Peoples Vision Team was created with the directiveto: Assistcongregationsandcommunitiesoffaithbycommunicatingourmission,vision,andidentitythroughthe digitallanguageofthemissionfield,usingtechnologythatwill shrink ourgeographicalchallengesandfacilitate trainingandinformationalresources,networkingadeeperparticipationinourconnectionalsystem,facilitating languagetranslation,andcoordinatinginterculturalcompetencytraining.withinthatdirectivewearechanged with giving voice to the concerns of Christian unity, religion and race, the status and role of women, communications,disabilityconcerns,andhispanicandlatinoministries. AstheUnitingPeoples VisionTeamwehavecontinuedtomeetregularlythroughout2015andinto2016.Wehavediscussed theconcernsasweseetheminourannualconference.assuchwehaveprovidedsupporttoabelvegaandthetransforming CommunityVisionTeamandtheOfficeofOutreachVitalityoftheMissionVitalityCenter. ThemissionoftheUnitedMethodistChurchistomakedisciplesofJesusChristforthetransformationoftheworld.Sooften, wethechurch,areblindtothosewhomweexclude.wemustnotallowourcomplacencytocontinuetoobscureourvision orpreventourkingdombuildingwork.wewillnotbenearlyasaneffectiveaswecouldbeorshouldbeifwecontinueto excludesomeofourbrothersandsistersbasedonsociallyconstructed,externaldifferences.wemustbetheexampleof God skingdomfortheworldthatgodhascalledustotransform.we,theunitingpeople svisionteamcontinuetomeet anddevelopstrategiesforourconferencetomakesureallofgod'schildrenhaveaplaceatgod'stable. Thevisionteamisengagingintwoworksinprogressthatareattheheartofitsdirective:1.)interculturalcompetency developmentand2.)racialjusticeandreconciliation.ourinterculturalcompetencydevelopmentworkasaconferencewill occurthroughthecontinuingandwidespreadexperiencesofthemanagingdiversityforunderstandingandcollaboration workshopsnowavailabletolocalchurches.thisworkshophasbeendesignedtoaddressthreecriticalissues:intercultural understanding, intergenerational understanding, and the application and integration of these understanding to our ministries.conversationsofracialjusticeandreconciliationareemerginginwaysthatcallsustoexplore,understand,and ensureracialjusticeandreconciliationbecomesarealityandfoundationalwithintheriotexasconferencechurchstructures andcommunitiesserved. REPORTS PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE ConlacreacióndelaConferenciaAnualRíoTexasenelaño2015,elEquipodeVisióndelaUnióndePueblossecreóconla directivade: Asistiralascongregacionesycomunidadesdefeacomunicarnuestramisión,visióneidentidadenelcampode misionesatravésdellenguajedigital,usandotecnologíapara"encoger"nuestrosdesafíosgeográficosyfacilitar recursosinformativosydecapacitación,abarcandounaparticipaciónmásprofundaennuestrosistemarelacional, facilitandolatraduccióndeidiomasycoordinandoentrenamientosdecomprensiónintercultural.dentrodeesa directivacambiamosaldarvozalaspreocupacionesdeunidadcristiana,religiónyraza,lacondiciónyelroldela mujer,comunicación,preocupacionesdeladiscapacidadyministerioshispanosylatinos. Como Equipo de Visión de la Unión de Pueblos hemos continuado a reunirnos regularmente en 2015 y Hemos dialogadosobrelaspreocupacionesquetenemosennuestraconferenciaanual.deesamanerahemosproporcionadoapoyo aabelvegayelequipodevisióntransformandolacomunidadylaoficinadelcentrodeextensióndevitalidaddelamisión.

199 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS LamisióndelaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaeshacerdiscípulosdeJesucristoparalatransformacióndelmundo.Amenudo nosotros,laiglesia,noshacemosciegoshaciaaquellosaquienesexcluimos.nodebemospermitirquenuestracomplacencia continúeaoscurecernuestravisiónoimpedirnuestraobraenelreino.nopodremossertaneficacescomopodríamosser o deberíamos ser si continuamos a excluir a algunos de nuestros hermanos y hermanas basado en diferencias social y externamenteconstruidas.debemosserelejemplodelreinodediosenelmundoquediosnoshallamadoatransformar. Nosotros,elEquipodeVisióndelaUnióndePueblos,seguimosareunirnosyadesarrollarestrategiasparaquenuestra ConferenciaasegurequetodosloshijosdeDiostenganunlugarenlamesadeDios. El Equipo de Visión está participando en dos obras en curso que están al corazón de su directiva: 1.) desarrollo de comprensióninterculturaly2.)justiciaracialyreconciliación.nuestrafuncióneneldesarrollodecomprensiónintercultural comoconferenciasedesarrollaráatravésdelaexperienciacontinuayextensadetalleresdegestióndecomprensióndela diversidadycolaboraciónahoradisponiblesalasiglesiaslocales.estetallerhasidodiseñadoparaabordartrescuestiones fundamentales: comprensión intercultural, comprensión intergeneracional y la aplicación e integración de este entendimientoennuestrosministerios.conversacionesdejusticiaracialyreconciliaciónemergendemaneraquenosllaman aexplorar,comprenderyasegurarquelareconciliaciónylajusticiaracialseconviertanenunarealidadfundamenaldentro delasestructurasdelaiglesiadelaconferenciaríotexasylascomunidadesqueservimos. FORINFORMATIONONLY TheworkoftheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamistoequip,educate,andsupportcongregationsaroundtheareas ofmissionandtheadvance,specificethnicconcerns,andjusticeissues.beingattentivetothiswork,thevisionteammet varioustimesthroughoutthe conferenceyear. TheitemsthattheVisionTeambringsforwardtotheannualconferenceasinformationorseekingaction are: RíoTexasConferenceAdvanceGivingandtheFiveStarProgram ForInformation RíoTexasConferenceMissionariesandMissionarySupport ForInformation RioTexasConferenceOneGreatHourofSharing2015 ForInformation RioTexasConferenceHarvestSunday2015 ForInformation RioTexasConferenceHarvestSunday2016ForAction MethodistFederationforSocialAction[MFSA]ResolutiontoWorkTowardRepealoftheDeathPenaltyinTexas ForInformation ThefollowingreflectstheministrydevelopmentareasfacilitatedorincollaborationwiththeTransformingCommunities VisionTeamandthedailyworkoftheOfficeofOutreachVitalityoftheMissionVitalityCenter: ManagingDiversityforUnderstandingandCollaboration AconferencewidediagnosticsurveyrevealedthechallengestheRioTexasConferencechurchfacesinreachingthemission field.thediagnosticindicatesthedegreeofclarityandintegrationthatexistsforthefundamentalstrategicelementsofthe conference itsvision,objectives,andinitiativestoachieveobjectives.typesofchallengesrevealedareorganizational, social,financial,cultural,generational,racial,andgender.regardingtheperceivedvalueofaninterculturalcompetence initiativeinaddressingthechallengesforsuccess,83%ofthosesurveyedexpressedcertaintyofthevalueofthisinitiative and17%expressedtheirbeliefinthisvalueundercertainconditions. As a result of this diagnostic inquiry, a workshop has been designed to address three critical issues: 1.) Intercultural Understanding,2.)IntergenerationalUnderstanding,and3.)theapplicationofCulturalIntelligencetotheintegrationof organizationalcollaborationsystems.effectivenessoftheworkshopismeasuredthroughanimmediateevaluationofthe quality of workshop content, facilitation, and coordination. Impact is measured through surveying and resourcing of participantstomeasuretheimpactofwhatislearnedintheworkshoptotheapplicationandintegrationofthelearningsin theirministries.albertogarciajurado/culturalsystemmanagement,inc. toleadtheseworkshopsforministryleadersandcongregationstobridgeacrossculturestoreachtheirrespectivemission fields. OutreachandMissionsSurvey Asurveywww.riotexas.org/surveywaslaunchedreachingouttoallconferencechurchesseekingtoknowthevarious wayswearereachingthecommunitiesweservethroughvariousoutreachendeavors.thesurveyseekstoknowwherewe areconnectingandrespondingtoneedwithintheconference,thecountry,andinternationallythroughshorttermmission work teams. Essentially 25% of RTC churches have responded thus far with the ultimate goal being 100% survey

200 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 199 participation.obtainingthefullestdatapossiblewillhelpustounderstandthewayswearereachingcommunities,thevalue andimpactofthiswork,andhowalignmentmightoccurtosupportmissionalinitiativeswithindistrictsandacrossthe conferenceforcohesivecollectiveimpact. VolunteersInMission[VIM]OrganizationalDevelopment WorkisinprogresstoultimatelyestablishaconferenceVIMcommitteeto:1.)establishpoliciesandprocedures,2.)offer VIMleadershiptrainingswithinthedistricts,3.)partnerwithdisasterresponseneeds,communication,andcoordination,4.) coordinate shortterm responses to needs domestically and internationally while working towards transformational relationships,5.)discernconferencetoconferencepartnerships,and6.)maintaingeneralandjurisdictionalconnections. Ideally,eachdistrictwillhaveaVIMcoordinatorandcommitteethatconnectstotheconferencecommittee.Thejurisdiction hasofferedsupportinprovidingvimtrainingforpersonstoleadmissionteamsandmakevimleadershiptrainingavailable onacontinuousbasis. DisasterResponseSupport TheOutreachVitalityofficecontinuesinsupportingtheworkprocessoftheconferenceDisasterResponseCommittee.Many churchesrespondedtothemay2015floodingintheblancoriverandcoastalbendareaswithintheconferencethrough providingearlyresponsepresence,floodbucketandmonetarydonations,andnowcontinuedlongtermrecoveryresponse. InSeptember2015,aRioTexascasemanagementteambeganworkinMartindaleinconnectionwiththeBlancoRiver RegionalRecoveryTeam[BR3T]thatstrengthensareawidedisastercoordinationinBlanco,Caldwell,HaysandGuadalupe countiesbysharinginformation,simplifyingresidentaccess,andjointlyresolvingcaseswithunmetneeds.inmarch2016,a RioTexascasemanagerbeganworkwiththeCostalBendLongTermRecoveryCommitteethatservessurvivorsoflowland floodingthatoccurredwhenriversintheareawerefloodedasaresultofstormsthatoccurredfarupstream.two$100k grantsfromtheunitedmethodistcommitteeonrelief[umcor]alongwithconferencedisasterfundssupportourcase managementpresence.eachgrantprovidescasemanagementcoverageforoneyearineachrespectivearea. Movingforward,thereiscontinuousneed:1.)toprovideasteadyflowoflongtermrecoveryworkteamsforeacharea,2.) toreceivefundraisingsupportfromlocalchurchestowardstheconferencedisasterfund,and3.)forthereplenishingour floodbucketsupply.trainingwillsoonbeavailabletolocalchurchesin ConnectingNeighbors,aprogramofUMCORthat aimstoinspirecongregationsandcommunitiestobebetterabletominimizedisastercausedharmtopeopleandproperty andtorespondtoourneighborsinhelpful,cooperative,andcaringwaysonbehalfofthechurchandinthespiritofjesus Christ. Through Connecting Neighbors, disasterready congregations will view disaster preparedness and response as a missionandministryofthechurch. InMissionTogether[IMT] 50/50Partnerships The Outreach Vitality office continues in working to establish the 50/50 Partnership process as a foundational learning platformforlocalchurches.aninitiativeofthegeneralboardofglobalministries[gbgm]inmissiontogether[imt]isa globalpartnershipnetworkavailabletoequiptheconference,districtorchurchfortransformationalpartnershipsinmission intheu.s.andaroundtheworld.whereasatraditionalapproachtomissionisoftenneedsbasedandshorttermrelief,this newvisionofpartnershipembracesassetbasedandlongtermdevelopment.partnerscommittooneanotherthroughan IMT50/50PartnershipCovenant.It sasacredcovenanttoparticipateequally,50/50,asthebodyofchristbyutilizing everyone s skills and resources. A 50/50 framework prevents dependency and fosters selfsufficiency. These principles addresssystemicissuesratherthantreatingsymptoms.imtisglocal(bothglobalandlocal)andequipspartnerswithcore valuesthatarecrossculturallyappropriateforvarietyofcontextswhetherintheu.s.oraroundtheworld.currently,three districts,elvalle,capital,andcoastalbendareengaginginthisprocessthoughtrainingeventsandfollowupdevelopment work.toassistinexposingtheconferencetothisministryapproach,patrickfriday,gbgmdirectoroftheimt 50/50 Partnershipministrywillofferateachingmomentduringthe2016AnnualConference. AssetBasedCommunityDevelopment[ABCD] AschurchesembraceandgrowinIMT50/50Partnershiplearningdynamics,assetbasedprinciplesarepartofcultivating transformational relationships with communities to address systemic challenges. Some churches may currently employ ABCDapproachesthroughtheiroutreachministriesincommunities,particularlywhereMethodistHealthcareMinistries WesleyNursesandCommunityHealthWorkersarelocated.ProvidingABCDlearningaswellasunderstandingwhereABCD isappliedwillassisttosupportmissionalinitiativeswithindistrictsandacrosstheconferenceforcohesivecollectiveimpact. ProjectTransformation[PT] Commonly known as bringing together for holistic ministry the three C s College students, Children, andproject Transformation smissionisengagingyoungadultsinpurposefulleadership,supportingunderservedchildrenandfamilies, andconnectingchurchesandcommunitiesinneed.riotexaspt,nowinits secondyear,projectstoengage180participants overthreesitesthissummer.ptwillprovideinternshipsfor26collegestudentswhilepilotinganewleadershipdevelopment programaimingtoteachwhatitmeanstobemissionalleadersengaginginsocialjustice.thesummer2016ptsitesareat LaurelHeightsUMC SanAntonio,St.PaulUMC SanAntonio,andFirstUMCBourne.Withanannualbudgetof$227,604 REPORTS

201 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS 19%[$42,500]issupportedbytheconferenceMissionVitalityCenterbudget,53%byexternalsourcegrants,and28%by supportfromlocalchurchesandfundsyettoberaised. PTserved143participantsatthreesitesduringthesummerof2015.Onaverage67%ofparticipantswereregularattendees (attendedatleast60%ofprogramdays).about86%ofparticipantsqualifiedforfreeorreducedlunch.100%ofparticipants thatwereadministeredapreandposttestmaintainedorgrewtheirreadinglevel.27%ofparticipantsmaintainedtheir readingleveland73%grewatleastonelevel.themedianreadinggrowthwas1level.over260volunteersfrommorethan 25differentMethodistchurchesvolunteeredinthereadingprogram,provideddinnersfortheinterns,and/ordonated moneyand/orsuppliesinsummer2015.ptprovidedinternshipsfor25collegestudents.95%ofinternsreportadesireto continuetoservetheircommunitiesafterparticipatinginprojecttransformation.100%ofinternsreportedthattheygained skillsthroughtheirworkatprojecttransformationthattheywilluseinfutureservice,educationoremployment.theseskills includedleadershipskills,timemanagement,organization,andcommunicationskills. JusticeforOurNeighbors[JFON]andWelcomingtheSojourner The Outreach Vitality office continues working to connect, resource, learn from, and interpret the various immigration ministries of hospitality, education, spiritual support, and practical services through Justice for Our Neighbors [JFON] withincoloniascommunitiesacrosstheu.s.texas/mexicoborderaswellaspotentialchurchtochurchpartnershipsin MexicoandCentralAmerica.During2015,theAustinwww.jfonaustin.organdSanAntonioJFONministriesreceived $25,500inconferenceMissionVitalityCentersupport. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMATION EltrabajodelEquipodeVisiónTransformandoComunidadesesdeequipar,educaryapoyaralascongregacionesalrededor delasáreasdemisiónyelavance,problemasétnicosespecíficosycuestionesdejusticia.parapoderestaratentosaeste trabajo,elequipodevisiónsereunióvariasvecesduranteelañodelaconferenciade LosartículosqueelEquipodeVisiónpresentaalaconferenciaanualcomoinformaciónobúsquedadeacciónson: OfrendadeAvanceyelProgramadeCincoEstrellasdelaConferenciaRíoTexas parainformación MisionerosyAyudaMisioneradelaConferenciaRíoTexas parainformación UnaGranHoradeCompartir2015delaConferenciaRíoTexas parainformación DomingodeCosecha2015delaConferenciaRioTexas parainformación DomingodeCosecha2016delaConferenciaRioTexas paraacción FederaciónMetodistaparalaAcciónSocial[MFSA]ResolucióndeTrabajoHacialaDerogacióndelaPenade MuerteenTexas parainformación Lo siguiente refleja las áreas de desarrollo de ministerio facilitado por o en colaboración con el Equipo de Visión TransformandoComunidadesyeltrabajodiariodelaOficinadeVitalidaddeExtensióndelCentrodeVitalidaddeMisión: ManejodeComprensiónyColaboraciónenlaDiversidad UnaencuestadiagnósticadetodalaConferenciarevelólosdesafíosquelaiglesiadelaConferenciaRíoTexasenfrentaen alcanzar el área de misiones. El diagnóstico indica el grado de claridad e integración que existe para los elementos estratégicosfundamentalesdelaconferencia:suvisión,losobjetivosylasiniciativasparaalcanzarlosobjetivos.lostipos deretosreveladossonorganizativos,sociales,financieros,culturales,generacionales,racialesydegénero.enrelacióncon elvalorpercibidodeunacompetenciainterculturaliniciativafrentealosdesafíosparaeléxito,el83%delosencuestados expresóconfianzadelvalordeestainiciativay17%expresóconfianzadesuvalorbajociertascondiciones. Comoresultadodeestainvestigacióndiagnóstica,untallerhasidodiseñadoparaabordartrescuestionesfundamentales: 1.) entendimiento Intercultural, 2.) entendimiento intergeneracional y 3.) aplicación de la inteligencia cultural para la integración de sistemas de colaboración organizacional. La efectividad del taller se mide a través de una evaluación inmediatadelacalidaddelcontenidodeltaller,facilitaciónycoordinación.suimpactosemideatravésdelatopografíay recursos de los participantes para medir el impacto de lo aprendido en el taller para la aplicación e integración de lo aprendidoensusministerios.albertogarcíajuradoyculturalmanagementsystem,inc. entrenadofacilitadoresparadirijirestostalleresparalíderesenelministerioycongregacionesparaabarcarentrelasculturas parallegarasuscamposdemisiónrespectivo. Divulgaciónyestudiodelasmisiones Unaencuesta, diferentesmanerasenqueestamosalcanzandoalascomunidadesqueservimosatravésdevariosesfuerzosdealcance.la

202 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 201 encuestaintentaaprenderconcualescomunidadesnosestamosconectandoycómoestamosrespondiendoalanecesidad dentro de la Conferencia, el país e internacionalmente a través de la misión con equipos de trabajo a corto plazo. Esencialmente el 25% de las iglesias de la CRT han respondido hasta el momento, con el objetivo de tener 100% de participaciónenlaencuesta.alobtenerlomáximoposiblededatosnosayudaráacomprenderlasformasenqueestamos alcanzandoalascomunidades,elvaloryelimpactodeestetrabajo,ycómopodríaocurriralineaciónparaapoyariniciativas misionalesenlosdistritosyatravésdelaconferenciaparaobtenerunimpactocolectivocoherente. DesarrolloOrganizacionaldeVoluntariosenMisión[VIM] Eltrabajoestáenprogresoparapoder,endefinitivo,establecerunComitéVIMdeConferenciapara:1.)establecerpolíticas yprocedimientos,2.)ofrecercapacitacionesdeliderazgovimdentrodelosdistritos,3.)colaborarconlasnecesidades, comunicaciónycoordinaciónderespuestasantedesastres,4).coordinarrespuestasacortoplazoalasnecesidadesalnivel doméstico e internacional mientras se trabajaba hacia relaciones de transformación, 5.) discernir alianzas al nivel de Conferenciay6).mantenerlasconexionesgeneralesyjurisdiccionales.Idealmente,cadadistritotendráunCoordinadorde VIMquesepongaencontactoconlaComisiónVIMdelaConferencia.Lajurisdicciónhaofrecidoapoyoenlacapacitación devimparapersonasaliderarequiposdemisiónyhacercapacitaciónenliderazgovimdisponiblesenmaneracontinua. SoportedeRespuestaanteDesastres La oficina de Extensión de Vitalidad sigue apoyando el proceso de trabajo del Comité de Respuesta a Desastres de la Conferencia.Muchasiglesiasrespondieronalasinundacionesenmayode2015enlaszonasdeRíoBlancoyCoastalBend dentro de la Conferencia al proporcionar presencia de respuesta inmediata, donaciones de inundación de cubeta y monetarias.estasiglesiascontinúanahoraenrespuestaderecuperaciónalargoplazo.enseptiembrede2015,unequipo degestióndecasosderiotexascomenzóatrabajarenmartindaleenrelaciónconelequipoderecuperaciónregionaldel RíoBlanco[BR3T]quefortalecelacoordinacióndetodalazonadedesastreenloscondadosdeCaldwell,Hays,Blancoy Guadalupe, compartiendo información, simplificando el acceso a residentes yresolviendo conjuntamente los casos con necesidades pendientes. En marzo de 2016, un gerente de caso de Rio Texas comenzó a trabajar con el Comité de recuperaciónalargoplazodecostalbendquesirveasobrevivientesdelainundacióndetierrasbajascuandolosríosdela zonafueroninundadoscomoconsecuenciadelastormentasqueocurrieronenaltoplano.dosbecasde$100kdelaunited MethodistCommitteeonRelief[UMCOR]juntoconfondosdedesastredelaConferenciaapoyannuestrapresenciade gestióndecasos.cadabecacubregestióndecasosduranteunañoensurespectivaárea. Másallá,haynecesidaddecontinuación:1.)paraproporcionarunflujoconstantedeequiposdetrabajoderecuperacióna largoplazoencadaárea,2.)pararecibirapoyodefondosdelasiglesiaslocaleshaciaelfondodedesastresdelaconferencia y3.)paralarecaudacióndenuestrafuentedecubetadeinundación.prontoestarádisponibleentrenamientoparalasiglesias localesen"vecinosenconexión",unprogramadeumcorqueintendeinspiraracongregacionesycomunidadesaestar mejor equipadas para minimizar el daño causado por desastres a personas ypropiedades y para responder a nuestros vecinos en maneras útiles, cooperativas y dedicadas en nombre de la iglesia y en el espíritu de Jesucristo. A través de "VecinosenConexión",congregacionesadiestradascontradesastresveránsupreparaciónyrespuestacomounamisióny ministeriodelaiglesia. EnMisiónUnidos[IMT] Asociacióndel50/50 La oficina de Extensión de Vitalidad continúa trabajando para establecer el proceso de asociación 50/50 como una plataformadeaprendizajefundamentalparalasiglesiaslocales.unainiciativadelajuntageneraldeministeriosglobales [[GBGM]enMisiónUnidos[IMT]esunareddecolaboraciónglobaldisponibleparaequiparalaConferencia,eldistritoo laiglesiaparalasasociacionestransformacionalesenmisiónenlosestadosunidosyalrededordelmundo.considerando queunenfoquetradicionalalamisiónesamenudodealivioacortoplazoybasadoenlasnecesidadesinmediatas,esta nuevavisióndeasociaciónabarcadesarrollobasadoenfondosyalargoplazo.sociossecomprometenmutuamenteatravés deunconveniodeasociación50/50deimt.esunpactosagradoaparticiparigualmente,50/50,comoelcuerpodecristo mediantelautilizacióndehabilidadesyrecursosdetodoparticipante.unmarco50/50previenedependenciayfomenta autosuficiencia.estosprincipiossedirigenacuestionessistémicasenvezdetratarlossíntomas.imtesglocal(esdecir, globalylocal)yequipaalossociosconunabasedevaloresqueseatransculturalmenteapropiadaparalagranvariedadde contextosyaseaenlosestadosunidosoalrededordelmundo.actualmente,tresdistritos,elvalle,capitalycoastalbend estánparticipandoenesteprocesopormediodeeventosdecapacitaciónycontinuacióndeltrabajodedesarrollo.para ayudaraexponerlaconferenciaaesteenfoquedeministerio,patrickfriday,directordelajuntadelaimt Ministeriode Asociación50/50ofreceráunmomentodeenseñanzadurantelaConferenciaAnualde2016. DesarrolloComunitarioBasadoenActivos[ABCD] LasIglesiasqueabrazanycrecenendinámicadeaprendizajeyprincipiosbasadosenactivosdelaAsociacióndel50/50de IMT forman parte de la cultivación de relaciones de transformación con las comunidades para enfrentar los desafíos sistémicos.algunasiglesiasenlaactualidadpuedenemplearenfoquesabcdatravésdesusministeriosdealcanceenlas comunidades, particularmente donde los ministerios Methodist Healthcare Wesley Nurses y Agentes de Salud Comunitariosseencuentran.AlproporcionaraprendizajeycomprensiónbasadoenelABCDdondeseapliqueABCDayudará aapoyariniciativasmisionalesenlosdistritoseimpactocolectivocoherenteatravésdelaconferencia. REPORTS

203 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS ProyectodeTransformación[PT] Comúnmente conocido por unir el ministerio holístico de estudiantes de colegio, niños y la misión del Proyecto de Transformación[PT]ayudaajóvenesaparticiparenliderazgoútil,apoyoalasfamiliasylosniñosmarginadosyconexiónde lasiglesiasycomunidadesnecesitadas.riotexaspt,ahoraensusegundoaño,proyectaincluíra180participantesentres sitiosesteverano.elptproporcionaráplazosdeinternadopara26estudiantesuniversitariosmientrasdirigeunnuevo programadedesarrollodeliderazgoconelobjetivodeenseñarloquesignificaserlíderesmisionalesenjusticiasocial.los sitiosdeveranodelpt2016seránenlaurelheightsimu SanAntonio,St.PaulIMU SanAntonioyFirstBourneIMU.Con unpresupuestoanualde$ %[$42.500]esapoyadoporelpresupuestodelCentrodeVitalidaddeMisióndela Conferencia,otorgandoel53%defuentesdeapoyoexternas,y28%deapoyodeiglesiaslocalesyotrosfondosporrecaudar. ElPTapoyóa143participantesentressitiosduranteelveranode2015.Enpromedio,el67%delosparticipantesfueron asistentesregulares(asistiendoporlomenosel60%dedíasdelprograma).aproximadamenteel86%delosparticipantes calificaronparaalimentogratisoacostoreducido.el100%delosparticipantesquerecibieronpruebaantesodespuésdel curso mantuvieron o aumentaron su nivel de lectura. 27% de los participantes mantuvieron su nivel de lectura y 73% crecieronalmenosunnivel.elcrecimientomedianodelecturafuedeunnivel.másde260voluntariosdemásde25iglesias metodistasdiferentesayudaronenelprogramadelectura,proporcionaroncenasparalosinternadosydonarondineroo suministrosenelveranode2015.elptproporcionóinternadospara25estudiantes.95%delosinternadosinformaronel deseo de continuar sirviendo a sus comunidades después de participar en el Proyecto de Transformación. 100% de internadosinformaronqueellosadquirieronhabilidadesatravésdesutrabajoenelproyectodetransformaciónquepodrán utilizarenelfuturo,ensueducaciónoensuempleo.estashabilidadesincluyendestrezasdeliderazgo,gestióndetiempo, organizaciónyhabilidadesdecomunicación. JusticiaparaNuestrosVecinos[JFON]yAbrazandoalPeregrino LaoficinadeVitalidaddeExtensiónsiguetrabajandoparaconectar,recaudar,aprendereinterpretarlosdistintosministerios deinmigracióndehospitalidad,educación,apoyoespiritualyserviciosprácticosatravésdelajusticiaparanuestrosvecinos [JFON], Interreligiosa(InterfaithWelcomingCoalition), conexiónconlapresenciadenuestraiglesiaenproximidadydentrodelascomunidades colonias enlafronteradelos Estados Unidos, Texas y México, así como asociaciones potenciales de iglesia con iglesia en México y América Central. Duranteelaño2015,losministeriosdeAustin, delcentrodevitalidaddelamisióndelaconferencia. FORINFORMATIONONLY In2015,churchesintheRioTexasConferencesentAdvancegiftsfornationalandinternationalmissiontoGlobalMinistries thattotaled$444,680($162,772foranational/internationalprojectsand$281,908forumcorprojects). CapitalDistrict $ CoastalBendDistrict $40,281 CrossroadsDistrict $45,265 ElValleDistrict $11,240 HillCountryDistrict $50,852 LasMisionesDistrict $113,212 WestDistrict $17,065 Conferencechurchescontributedanadditional$56,259formissionarysupport. Together, United Methodists in the San Antonio area contributed more than half a million dollars for disaster relief, communitydevelopment,missionarysupport,communitycenters,cleanwater,mosquitonets,children sministries,and dozensofotherneedsintheunitedstatesandaroundtheworld,fromangolatozimbabwe.praisegodforthisgenerosity ofconnectionalmissiongiving! RíoTexasConferencechurchesareencouragedtocontinuegrowingintheirmissiongivingandmissionoutreacheveryyear andtobeingrecognizedasfivestarchurches.thisinvolvespaying100%ofapportionmentaskings,contributingtowardthe OneGreatHourofSharingspecialoffering,andalsocontributinginfiveotherchannelsofmissiongiving:(1)anapproved AdvanceprojectwithinRíoTexas,(2)aNationalAdvanceSpecialsomewhereelseintheUnitedStates,(3)anInternational AdvanceSpecialinanothercountry,(4)anUMCORproject(UnitedMethodistCommitteeonRelief),and(5)missionary supportforapersoncommissionedbyglobalministries.churchesarealsoencouragedtocontinueandtostrengthentheir vitaleffortstoservethemissionfieldrightoutsidetheirdoors.

204 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 203 TheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamhasopenedtheapplicationprocessforprojectsthatwanttobeapprovedas RioTexasconferenceordistrictAdvanceprojectsinthe quadrennium.Applicationsandinformationcanbefound ontheconferencewebsiteandthesubmissiondeadlineisjuly15.anewfivestarcatalogwillbeonlineonjanuary1,2017. SandyWilderConferenceSecretaryofGlobalMinistries SOLAMENTEPARAINFORMACIÓN En 2015, las iglesias en la Conferencia Río Texas enviaron ofrendas a Ministerios Globales de Avance para misiónes nacionaleseinternacionalesenuntotalde$444,680($162,772paraproyectosnacionaleseinternacionales). DistritoCapital $ DistritoCoastalBend $40,281 DistritoCrossroads $45,265 DistritoElValle $11,240 DistritoHillCountry $50,852 DistritoLasMisiones $113,212 DistritoOeste $17,065 IglesiasdelaConferenciacontribuyeronunadicional$56.259paraapoyomisionero. Juntos,losMetodistasUnidosenlazonadeSanAntoniocontribuyeronmásdelamitadde1millóndedólaresparaalivio de desastres, desarrollo comunitario, apoyo misionero, centros comunitarios, agua limpia, pabellones para mosquitos, ministeriosdeniñosydecenasdeotrasnecesidadesenlosestadosunidosyalrededordelmundo,deangolaazimbabwe. AlaboaDiosporestagenerosidaddemisiónconexional.AlasiglesiasdelaConferenciaRíoTexasselesanimaaseguir creciendoensumisióndeofrendarysumisióndealcancecadaañoyaserreconocidascomoiglesiasdecincoestrellas.se tratadepagarel100%deasignaciones,contribuyendohacialaofrendaespecialdeunagranhoradecompartirqueofrece, ytambiéncontribuyendoenotroscincocanalesdeofrendasdemisión,esdecir:(1)unproyectodeavanceaprobadodentro deríotexas,(2)unespecialavancenacionalenotraparteenlosestadosunidos,(3)unaofrendaespecialdeavance Internacionalenotropaís,(4)unproyectoUMCOR(UnitedMethodistCommitteeonRelief)y(5)apoyomisionerodeuna personaotorgadaporministeriosglobales.alasiglesiastambiénselesanimaacontinuaryafortalecersusesfuerzosvitales paraserviralasmisionesafueradesuspuertas. ElEquipodeVisiónTransformandoComunidadeshaabiertoelprocesodeaplicaciónparalosproyectosquedeseenser autorizadoscomoproyectosdelaconferenciariotexasodeavancededistritoenelcuadrienio aplicacionese informaciónsepuedenencontrarenlawebdelaconferenciaylafechalímitedepresentaciónesel15dejulio.unnuevo catálogodecincoestrellasestaráenlíneael01deenerode2017. SandyWilderSecretariadeMinisteriosGlobalesdelaConferencia FORINFORMATIONONLY Thisyear,wecelebratetheselectionandcommissioningoftwobrandnewmissionariesfromtheRioTexasConference! CalleyPilandisalaymemberofSt.John sumcinaustin.sheholdsabachelorofartsdegreeinradio,television,andfilm fromtheuniversityofnorthtexasindenton,texas.shehasworkedinavarietyofpositionswithwhitelodging,ahotel ownershipandpropertymanagementcompany.calleywascommissionedinoctober2015andisservingasthemission volunteercoordinatorwiththeevangelicalnationalprimitivemethodistchurchofguatemala. AnnaTroyisaprovisionaldeacon,servingmostrecentlyasMinisterofEducationatFirstUMC,Boerne.Shewasapproved as a Church and Community Worker in March 2016 and is serving with Partners in Ministry in Laurinburg, NC.This organizationinitiatespartnershipswithlocalchurchesandcommunityorganizationstotransformlivesandrespondtothe needsofpowerlessandmarginalizedfamiliesinthegatewaydistrict. There are over 300 Global Ministries missionaries serving in over 60 countries who are supported through Covenant Relationships.TwelveofthesemissionariesareassignedtotheRíoTexasConferenceandreceivefullorpartialsupportfrom RTXchurches: MarshaAlexander,servinginBaguioCity,Philippines,asaprofessoratAsburyCollege WillieBerman,servinginReynosa,Mexico,asdirectoroftheMexicanMethodistBorderMission BeatriceGbanga,servinginSierraLeone,inhealthministry BeckyHarrell,servingasMissionAdvocatefortheSouthCentralJurisdiction BillLovelace,servinginLithuania,asapastoranddistrictsuperintendent HelenLovelace,servinginLithuania,asdirectorofdiaconalministry REPORTS

205 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS TendaiManyeza,servinginMutare,Zimbabwe,asadministratorofOldMutareMissionHospital Gaston Ntambo, serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a pilot with Wings of the Morning aviation ministry JeanneNtambo,servingintheDemocraticRepublicofCongo,asaradiooperatorwithWingsoftheMorning aviationministry CalleyPiland,servingasmissionvolunteercoordinatorwiththeEvangelicalNationalPrimitiveMethodistChurch ofguatemala AnnaTroy,ChurchandCommunityWorker,servingwithPartnersinMinistryinLaurinburg,NorthCarolina MeridithWhitaker,ChurchandCommunityWorker,servinginCooksonHills,Oklahoma,asdirectorofCookson HillsCenter During2015,missionariesAlexandBrendaAwad,BillandGwenGibson,andSandyRaaschitineratedintheconference, bringingmissiontolifethroughtheirstoriesandwitness.youngadultmissionarymichelleivy,servinginsouthkorea,was presentduringannualconferencetoshareherstoriesatthemissionbreakfastandintheexhibithall. In2016wewillwelcomeitineratingmissionariesMarshaAlexander,MarkandDeirdreZimmerman,andDavidMakobo N shikala. Interestedinbecomingamissionaryyourself?Therearevariouscategoriesofshorttermandlongtermadultandyoung adultmissionserviceopportunitiesforpeoplewhofeelcalledbygod.theyaredescribedontheglobalministrieswebsite ( SandyWilderConferenceSecretaryforGlobalMinistries PARALNFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Esteaño,celebramoslaselecciónycomisióndedosmisionerosnuevosdelaConferenciaRíoTexas! Calley Piland es miembro laico de St. John s UMC en Austin. Ella tiene un bachillerato en artes en radio, televisión y cinematografíadelauniversidaddenorthtexasendenton,texas.ellahatrabajadoenunavariedaddeposicionescon WhiteLodging,unaempresaenpropiedadesdehotelyengestióndepropiedades.Calleyfuecomisionadaenoctubrede 2015yeslaCoordinadoradevoluntariosmisiónconlaIglesiaMetodistaPrimitivaEvangélicaNacionaldeGuatemala. AnaTroyaesdiáconoprovisional,sirviendomásrecientementecomoMinistrodeEducacióndelaFirstUMCdeBoerne.Ella fueaprobadacomotrabajadoradeiglesiaycomunidadenmarzode2016ysirveconsociosenelministerioenlaurinburg, Carolina del Norte. Esta organización inicia colaboraciones con iglesias locales y organizaciones comunitarias para transformarvidasyresponderalasnecesidadesdefamiliasmarginadaseneldistritogateway. Haymásde300misionerosdeMinisteriosGlobalesenmásde60paísesqueestánapoyadosatravésdeRelacionesdePacto. DocedeestosmisionerossonasignadosparalaConferenciaRíoTexasyrecibenapoyototaloparcialdelasiglesiasRTX: MarshaAlexander,sirveenlaciudaddeBaguio,lasFilipinas,comoprofesoradelaUniversidaddeAsbury WillieBerman,sirveenReynosa,México,comoDirectordelaMisiónMetodistadelaFronteraMexicana BeatriceGbanga,sirveenSierraLeone,enelMinisteriodeSalud BeckyHarrell,sirvecomoDefensoradeMisióndelaJurisdicciónSurCentral BillLovelace,sirveenLituania,comoSuperintendentedeDistritoyPastor HelenLovelace,sirveenLituania,comoDirectoradeMinisterioDiaconal TendaiManyeza,sirveenMutare,Zimbabwe,comoAdministradordelaAntiguaMisióndeMutare GastonNtambo,sirveenlaRepúblicaDemocráticadelCongo,comopilotoconelMinisteriodeAviaciónWingsof themorning JeanneNtambo, sirve en la República Democrática del Congo, como operadora de radio con el Ministerio de AviaciónWingsoftheMorning Calley Piland, sirve como Coordinador de Voluntarios de Misión con la Iglesia Metodista Primitiva Evangélica NacionaldeGuatemala. TroyAnna,TrabajadoresdeIglesiayComunidad,sirveconSociosenelMinisterioenCarolinadelNorte MeridithWhitaker,TrabajadoradeIglesiayComunidad,enCooksonHills,Oklahoma,sirvecomodirectoradel CentrodeCooksonHills Durante2015,losmisionerosAlexyBrendaAwad,BillyGwenGibsonySandyRaaschfueronitinerarantesenlaConferencia, aportandovidaalamisiónatravésdesushistoriasytestimonios.misioneradejóvenesadultosmichelleivy,sirveencorea delsur,estuvopresentedurantelaconferenciaanualparacompartirsushistoriaseneldesayunodemisionesyenlasala deexposiciones. Enelaño2016daremoslabienvenidaalosmisionerositinerantesMarshaAlexander,MarkyDeirdreZimmermanyDavid MakoboN'shikala.

206 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 205 Estáinteresadoenconvertirseenunmisionero?Hayvariascategoríasdeoportunidadesdeserviciodemisiónacortooa largoplazoentreadultosyjóvenesadultosparapersonasquesesientenllamadaspordios.losdatossedescribenenelsitio webdeministeriosglobales( SandyWilderSecretariadeMinisteriosGlobalesdelaConferencia FORINFORMATION OneGreatHourofSharingisoneofthesixrecognizedchurchwideSpecialSundayswithofferingsoftheUnitedMethodistChurch. OneGreatHourofSharingwasestablishedbeforeWorldWarIItounderwritenationalandinternationaloutreacheffortsof theunitedmethodistchurch.sincethen,allofthefundsgivensupporttheworkoftheunitedmethodistcommitteeon Relief(UMCOR).ThisallowsUMCORtorespondimmediatelytounexpectedneedssuchasfloods,fires,orothernatural disastersandforumcortoguaranteethat100%ofgiftsgiventhroughtheadvancereachtheirdesignatedprogramor project.umcor sworkincludesdisasterresponse,globaldevelopment,refugeeministries,andhungerandpoverty. In2015,thetotalOneGreatHourofSharingofferingfromRioTexaschurcheswas$87, Thesechurchesledthewayingiving: CapitalDistrict:BethanyUMC,Austin CoastalBendDistrict:FirstUMC,CorpusChristi CrossroadsDistrict:FirstUMC,Gonzales ElValleDistrict:FirstUMC,McAllen HillCountryDistrict:FirstUMC,NewBraunfels LasMisionesDistrict:co*kerUMC,SanAntonio WestDistrict:FirstUMC,SterlingCity ParticipationintheOneGreatHourofSharingofferingisoneoftwobasicrequirementsforlocalchurcheswantingtoachieve FiveStarmissiongivingstatus.(Theotherrequirementis100%paymentofapportionmentaskings.) Thankstoallthecongregationsthatsupportedthisvitalofferingin2015andmadeitpossiblefortheUnitedMethodist Churchtoreachoutincaringtoourneighborsinneed. SandyWilderConferenceSecretaryofGlobalMinistries PARAINFORMACIÓN UnaGranHoradeCompartiresunodelosseisreconocidosDomingosEspecialesconofrendasdetodalaIglesiaMetodista Unida. UnaGranHoradeCompartirfueestablecidaantesdelasegundaguerramundialparaaydarafinanciaresfuerzosdealcance nacionaleinternacionaldelaiglesiametodistaunida.desdeentonces,todoslosfondosrecaudadosapoyanlalabordel ComitédeAuxilioMetodistaUnido(UMCOR).Estopermiteque UMCOR responda inmediatamente a necesidades inesperadas tales como inundaciones, incendios u otros desastres naturalesyparaqueumcorgaranticequeel100%delasofrendasrecaudadasatravésdelavancelleguenasuprograma oproyectoseñalado.eltrabajodeumcorincluyerespuestasadesastres,desarrolloglobal,ministeriosderefugiadosyal hambreylapobreza. Enelaño2015,laofrendatotaldeUnaGranHoradeCompartirdelasiglesiasdeRioTexasfuede$87.251,67. Estasiglesiasresalieronenlamaneraqueofrendaron: DistritoCapital:BethanyUMC,Austin DistritoCoastalBend:FirstUMC,CorpusChristi DistritoCrossroads:FirstUMC,Gonzales DistritodelValle:FirstUMC,McAllen DistritoHillCountry:FirstUMC,NewBraunfels DistritoLasMisiones:co*kerUMC,SanAntonio DistritoOeste:FirstUMC,SterlingCity LaparticipaciónenlaOfrendadeUnaGranHoradeCompartiresunodelosdosrequisitosbásicosparalasiglesiaslocales quequierenlograrelestadodecincoestrellasdemisión.(elotrorequisitoeselpagode100%delasasignaciones). Graciasatodaslascongregacionesqueapoyaronestaofrendavitalen2015ehicieronposiblequelaIglesiaMetodistaUnida pudieraalcanzaranuestrosvecinosnecesitados. SandyWilderSecretariadeMinisteriosGlobalesdelaConferencia REPORTS

207 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS FORINFORMATION HarvestSundayistheconferencewideofferingsponsoredbytheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamandauthorized by the Annual Conference.Funds raised are designated for hunger ministries by the Annual Conference upon the recommendationofthetcvt.traditionally,harvestsundayisobservedonthefirstsundayofnovember. Historically,theHarvestSundayofferingissplitevenlybetweenhungereffortsinternationallyandrighthereintheRioTexas Conference.TheinternationalprogramsupportedisusuallyaprojectinthecountryorregionbeingstudiedbyUnited MethodistWomenandotherswhoparticipateintheannualgeographicalmissionstudy.In2015and2016,themission studyfocusislatinamerica.theministriessupportedwithintheriotexasconferenceincludeunitedmethodistrelated hungereffortsintheelvalledistrict. GratitudeisduetomanyfortheireffortsinmakingHarvestSunday2015asuccess.Thetotalraisedin2015was$11, AsapprovedbytheAnnualConferencein2015,tworecipientsreceived$5,811.53each:foodpantriesintheElValleDistrict andthe GiveYeThemtoEat projectinpuebla,mexico.thefollowingcongregationsledthewayingiving: CapitalDistrict:First,Austin$1, CoastalBendDistrict:IslandintheSon,CorpusChristi$ CrossroadsDistrict:CedarCreek$ ElValleDistrict:First,Mission$1, HillCountryDistrict:First,Sabinal$ LasMisionesDistrict:University,SanAntonio$1, WestDistrict:First,Eldorado$ SandyWilderConferenceSecretaryofGlobalMinistries PARAINFORMACIÓN ElDomingodeCosechaeslaofrendadetodalaconferenciapatrocinadaporelEquipodeVisiónparalaTransformaciónde ComunidadesyautorizadaporlaConferenciaAnual.LosfondosrecaudadossondestinadosalMinisteriosContraelHambre delaconferenciaanualdeacuerdoconlarecomendacióndelatcvt.tradicionalmente,eldomingodecosechaseobserva elprimerdomingodenoviembre. Históricamente, la ofrenda del Domingo de Cosecha se divide uniformemente entre esfuerzos contra el hambre internacionalmenteyaquíenlaconferenciaríotexas.elprogramainternacionaldeapoyosueleserunproyectoenelpaís oregióndeestudiodelasmujeresmetodistasunidasyotrosqueparticipanenelestudioanualgeográficodemisión.en 2015y2016,lamisióndeestudioseenfocóesAméricaLatina.LosministeriosenlaConferenciaRíoTexasincluyenesfuerzos MetodistaUnidosrelacionadoscontraelhambreenelDistritodelValle. SeextiendenuestragratitudamuchaspersonasporsusesfuerzosqueproporcionaroneléxitodelDomingodeCosecha 2015.Eltotalrecaudadoenelaño2015fuede$11.623,06.ComofueaprobadoporlaConferenciaAnualenelaño2015, dosrecipientesrecibieron$5.811,53:almaceneseneldistritodelvalleyelproyecto"darlesvosotrosdecomer"enpuebla, México.Lassiguientescongregacionesresalieronenofrendas: DistritoCapital:FirstUMC,Austin$1.148,30 DistritoCoastalBend:IslandInTheSon,CorpusChristi$308,00 DistritoCrossroads:CedarCreek$448,00 DistritodelValle:FirstUMC,Mission$1.126,33 DistritoHillCountry:FirstUMC,Sabinal$245,00 DistritoLasMisiones:UniversityUMC,SanAntonio$1.130,16 DistritoOeste:FirstUMC,Eldorado$200,75 SandyWilderSecretariadeMinisteriosGlobalesdelaConferencia FORACTION TheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamrecommendsthefollowingforapprovalbythe2016AnnualConference: ThattheRioTexasConferencerecognizeSunday,November6,2016,fortheparticipationofcongregationsintheHarvest Sundayoffering.

208 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 207 ThatparticipationofcongregationsbeacknowledgedasactiontowardmeetingUnitedMethodistgoalsof engagingin ministrywiththepoor and combatingthediseasesofpovertybyimprovinghealthglobally. Thatthedistributionofthe2016HarvestSundayofferingbeasfollows: 1/3ofthetotalcollectedineachdistrictwillbereturnedtothatdistrictforhungerministriesthere Theremaining2/3ofthetotalofferingwillbedividedequally: FoodpantriesintheElValleDistrict SeveralofthepoorestcountiesinthecountrycanbefoundintheRioGrandeValleyofTexas.InsomepartsoftheValley,1 in2childrengotobedhungryeveryday.aportionoftheharvestsundayofferingwillbeusedtohelpprovidefoodforour neighborsinspecialneedintheriograndevalley,righthereinourannualconference. IndigenousWomen svegetablegardeningandleadershipproject,guatemala FortyMayanwomenarebeingtrainedinorganicfarmingtechniquesandtheyinturnwilltrainanother850morewomenin theircommunities.benefitsoftheprojectare(1)promotionoforganicfarming,whichpreservestheland;(2)improved familynutrition;(3)preservationofnativefoodcropspecies;(4)promotionofwomen sleadershipskills;and(5)creationof amodelofdevelopmentthatcanbereplicatedelsewhere. SandyWilderConferenceSecretaryofGlobalMinistries PARAACCIÓN ElEquipodeVisióndeTransformarComunidadesrecomiendalosiguienteparaaprobaciónporlaConferenciaAnualde 2016: QuelaConferenciaRíoTexasreconozcaelDomingo,06denoviembrede2016,paralaparticipacióndecongregacionesen laofrendadeldomingodecosecha. Quelaparticipacióndelascongregacionessereconozcacomoacciónhaciaelcumplimientodeobjetivosmetodistasunidos de"participarenelministerioconlospobres"y"laluchacontralasenfermedadesdelapobrezapormejorarlasaludanivel mundial." QueladistribucióndelaOfrendadelDomingodeCosechade2016seacomosigue: 1/3deltotalrecogidoencadadistritosedevolveráaesedistritoparaministeriosdehambreallí Losrestantes2/3delaofrendatotalsedividiráigualmentecomosigue: DespensasdealimentosenelDistritodelValle VariosdeloscondadosmáspobresenelpaísseencuentranenelValledelRíoGrandedeTexas.EnalgunaspartesdelValle, cada1de2niñosseduermeconhambrediariamente.unaporcióndelaofrendadeldomingodecosechaseutilizarápara ayudar a proveer alimentos para nuestros vecinos en necesidad especial en el Valle del Río Grande, aquí en nuestra ConferenciaAnual. ProyectodeHorticulturayLiderazgodeMujeresIndígenasenGuatemala Cuarentamujeresmayasestánrecibiendoentrenamientoentécnicasdeagriculturaorgánicayasuvezcapacitaránaotras 850mujeresensuscomunidades.Losbeneficiosdelproyectoincluyen(1)promocióndeagriculturaorgánicaqueconserva latierra;(2)mejornutriciónfamiliar;(3)lapreservacióndeespeciesnativascultivadasparalaalimentacióndepersonas;(4) promocióndehabilidadesdeliderazgodelasmujeres;y(5)creacióndeunmodelodedesarrolloquesepuedareplicaren otroslugares. SandyWilderSecretariadeMinisteriosGlobalesdelaConferencia FORINFORMATIONONLY WHEREAS,TheUnitedMethodistChurch,accordingtoitsSocialPrinciples( 164.G.),believes thedeathpenaltydenies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings and oppose[s] the death penalty (capital punishment)andurge[s]itseliminationfromallcriminalcodes ;and WHEREAS,inthestateofTexas: 533persons 1 havebeenputtodeathsincethestateresumedexecutionsin1982;and REPORTS 1 Data included is as of February 1, 2016.

209 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS AccordingtotheTexasDepartmentofCriminalJustice,morethan20%ofthe251inmatesonTexas deathrow arediagnosedwithsometypeofmentalillness,andamongthepersonsexecutedsince1982atleastninewere consideredintellectuallydisabled;and Amongthoseexecutedsince1982,13werejuvenileswhentheircrimeswerecommitted;and Race appears to play a significant role in application of the death penalty in Texas.While African Americans comprise only 12.5% of the population in Texas, they constitute 42.6% of death row inmates.among those executedsince1982,110africanamericanswereputtodeathforcrimesagainstwhitevictims,andonlyfour whitepeoplewereexecutedforcrimesagainstafricanamericans,overthelastfiveyears60%ofallnewdeath sentenceshavebeenimposedonafricanamericans;and Since1973,13personssentencedtodiehavelaterbeenproveninnocentandremovedfromTexas deathrow; and The Innocence Project of Texas has pointed to the likelihood that one or more innocent persons have been executed 2 ;and Thecostofanaveragedeathpenaltycaseisnearlythreetimeshigherthanimprisoningsomeoneinmaximum securityforlife(40years);and Theuseofthedeathpenaltythroughoutthestateisfraughtwithinefficiencyandinequality;now THEREFORE,BEITRESOLVED,thatthe2016AnnualConferenceoftheRioTexasConferenceofTheUnitedMethodistChurch meetingincorpuschristi,texas: CalluponallclergymembersoftheAnnualConferencetosigntheInterfaithStatementofOppositiontotheDeath PenaltysponsoredbytheTexasCoalitiontoAbolishtheDeathPenaltypriortothe2017Texasstatelegislative session;and Call upon all local churches and lay members of the Annual Conference to work with their local and state representativestowardtheabolitionofthedeathpenaltyintexas;and CallupontheTexasLegislaturetoabolishthedeathpenalty;and Call upon the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Governor to commute the sentences of persons currentlyondeathrowtolifeinprisonwithoutparole;and InvitetheBishopoftheRioTexasConferenceoranauthorizedrepresentativetoattendthepresseventonthe stepsofthecapitolinaustinduringfaithleaderlobbydayonthedeathpenalty,tobeheldduringthenext regularsessionofthetexaslegislaturein2017;and CalluponthesecretaryoftheAnnualConferencetohavecopiesofthisresolutionsentimmediatelytoallmembers ofthetexaslegislature;allmembersofthetexasboardofpardonsandparoles;thegovernoroftexas;the LieutenantGovernorofTexas;TexasImpact;andtheTexasCoalitiontoAbolishtheDeathPenalty. Respectfullysubmitted, RioTexaschapteroftheMethodistFederationforSocialAction(MFSA) ResolutionaffirmedbytheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam March ResolutionaffirmedbytheUnitingTable March12,2016. PARALNFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE ConsiderandoquelaIglesiaMetodistaUnida,segúnsusprincipiossociales( 164.G.),creeque"lapenademuerteniegael poderdecristopararedimir,restaurarytransformaratodosloslossereshumanos"y"seoponealapenademuerte(pena capital)einstasueliminacióndetodosloscódigospenales";y CONSIDERANDOque,enelestadodeTexas: 533personssehanpuestoamuertedesdequeelestadoreanudólasejecucionesen1982;y SegúnelDepartamentodeJusticiaCriminaldeTexas,másdel20%delos251presosenelcorredordemuertede Texassondiagnosticadosconalgúntipodeenfermedadmentaly entrelaspersonasejecutadasdesde1982almenosnueveseconsiderabanintelectualmenteincapacitadas;y Entrelosejecutadosdesde1982,13eranmenoresdeedadcuandosuscrímenessecometieron;y LarazadelacusadoparecedesempeñarunpapelsignificativoenlaaplicacióndelapenademuerteenTexas. Mientrasquelosafroamericanosconstituyensóloel12,5%delapoblaciónenTexas,constituyenel42.6%de condenadosamuerte.entrelosejecutadosdesde1982,110africanosamericanosfueronpuestosamuertepor crímenescontravíctimasblancasysólocuatropersonasblancasfueronejecutadasporcrímenescontraafricanos 2

210 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 209 americanos;enlosúltimoscincoaños60%detodaslasnuevascondenasdemuertesehanimpuestoenpersonas derazanegra;y Desde 1973, 13 personas condenadas a morir más tarde se demuestró su inocencia y fueron eliminadas del corredordelamuertedetexas;y ElProyectoInocenciadeTexashaseñaladoalaprobabilidad deunoomáspersonasinocentesquehansido executadas;y Elpromediodecostodeuncasodepenademuerteescasitresvecesmásaltoqueeldeencarcelaraalguienen seguridadmáximaporvida(40años);y Elusodelapenademuerteentodoelestadoestáplagadodeineficienciaydesigualdad;ahora pues, SEAENTONCESRESUELTO,quelaConferenciaAnualRioTexasde2016delaIglesiaMetodistaUnidareunidaenCorpus Christi,Texashace: UnllamamientoatodoslosmiembrosdelclerodelaConferenciaAnualparafirmarladeclaraciónInterreligiosa deoposiciónalapenademuerte,auspiciadaporlacoalicióndetexasparalaabolicióndelapenademuerte antesdelasesiónlegislativade2017delestadodetexas;y Un llamamiento a todas las iglesias locales y miembros laicos de la Conferencia Anual para trabajar con sus representanteslocalesyestataleshacialaabolicióndelapenademuerteentexas;y UnllamamientoalalegislaturadeTexasparaabolirlapenademuerte;e InstaralaTexasBoardofPardonsandParolesyelGovernadorqueconmutalasentenciasdepersonasactualmente condenadasamuerteacadenaperpetuasinlibertadcondicional;e InvitaciónalObispodelaConferenciaRíoTexasounrepresentanteautorizadoparaatendereleventodeprensa en los escalones del Capitolio en Austin durante el Faith Leader Lobby Day sobre la pena de muerte, que se celebraráduranteelpróximoperíodoordinariodesesionesdelalegislaturadetexasen2017;e Instar al Secretario de la Conferencia Anual a tener copias de esta resolución y enviar un llamamiento inmediatamenteatodoslosmiembrosdelalegislaturadetexas;atodoslosmiembrosdeltexasboardofpardons andparoles;algobernadordetexas;;alvicegobernadordetexas;atexasimpact;yalacoalicióndetexaspara AbolirlaPenadeMuerte. Respetuosamente, CámaradelaFederaciónMetodistaparaAcciónSocial(MFSA) LaResoluciónfueafirmadaporelEquipodeVisióndeTransformacióndeComunidades 10demarzo LaResoluciónfueafirmadaporlaMesadeUnificación 12demarzode2016. Thank you for adding your name to this Interfaith Statement of Opposition to the Death Penalty. We invite all ordainedclergy,retired clergy,deacons,nuns,rabbis,monks,andotherrecognizedleaderswholiveintexasto endorse this initiative. Each faith leader who wishestosignshouldfilloutthesecondpageandreturnittothe TexasCoalitiontoAbolishtheDeathPenalty(TCADP)orcompletethe formonlineatwww.tcadp.org/interfaithsign onletter/.youcankeepthetextoftheletterforyourrecords. TCADPispartneringinthiseffortwithTexasImpact,Texas oldestandlargeststatewideinterfaithnetwork.tcadpand TexasImpactare working together to help Texas faith leaders voice theirbeliefs and concerns aboutthe death penalty.nationallyandintexas,faith communitiesplayacriticalroleinpublicdiscussionsaboutthefutureofcapital punishment. OnMarch9,2015,TCADPandTexasImpactreleasedthelistofsignatoriestodatetoelectedofficials,themedia,and thepublicaspart ofafaithleaderadvocacydayatthestatecapitolinaustin.morethan550faithleadershave endorsedthelettertodate.wewill continuetocollectendorsem*ntsandmaintainacompletelistofsignatories. TCADPandTexasImpactgreatlyappreciateyour willingnessto include yourvoice in thisimportantconversation. Pleaseletusknowif youhaveanyquestionsabouttheletterbycontactinginfo@tcadp.org. INTERFAITH STATEMENT OF OPPOSITION TO THE DEATH PENALTY DearTexas Legislators, Governor Abbott, and other elected officials, We, the undersigned faith leaders, reflecting the rich diversity of faith traditions observed in this great state, stand together inexpressingourdeepconcernsaboutthedeathpenaltyintexas. Ourconcernsarebothmoralandpractical REPORTS

211 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS andarer ootedinourreligioustraditions. WewritetoyoutodaytocallfortheendofthedeathpenaltyinTexasin thebeliefthat thispracticeisnotinthebestinterestofourstate,ourjusticesystem,orthesafetyofourpeople. We join with many Texans in questioning our state s death penalty system, which has consistently been shown to be unfair andinaccurate.texasleadsthenationinthenumberofexecutionscarriedouteachyear. Infact,ourstateisa significant outlier in this regard, accounting for more than one third of all executions nationwide since Well documented evidencesuggeststhatoftenithasnotbeenthecrimeitselfbutrathersuchfactorsasrace,socioeconomics, geography,or politicsthathavedeterminedtheapplicationofthedeathpenalty. Anothergraveconcernisthenumber ofindividualswho havebeenwrongfullyconvictedandspentyearsondeathrowforcrimestheydidnotcommit. Asfaith leaders,wearegreatly disturbedbythepresence ofviolenceinourcommunities. We believethatinsteadof allocatingscarceresourcestofundanirrevocablyflawedcapitalpunishmentsystem,thestateoftexasshouldinvestin victim support services, effective law enforcement, drug treatment programs, child and family services, and mental healthcare allmeasuresthatholdpotentialforpreventingfutureactsofviolence. Weshoulddoallwecantomake sure ourstate sresourcesaredirectedtowardstheimprovementoflife,notit*destruction. We firmly believe that those who commit terrible crimes should be held accountable for their actions andweadvocatefora justicesystemthatisbothhumaneandrestorative. Itisparticularlyimportantto us to support the victims of violent crimes and their family members in their grief and suffering and promote measures that will facilitate their healing.in responding to one of our greatest societal problems,we believe the statemustconsidersolutionsto violentcrime thataddressour communities needforsafetyandhealing,notretribution. Aspeopleoffaith,wetakethisopportunitytoreaffirmouroppositiontothedeathpenaltyandtoexpress ourbeliefinthe sacrednessofhumanlifeandinthehumancapacityforredemption.itisthisrespectfor alllifethatpromptsustojointhe diversityofvoicesacrossthestatecallingforrepeal. Weurgeyou,ourelectedofficials,totakeacloserlookattherealityofcapitalpunishmentinTexasand askthatyouseek alternativewaystoachievehealingandjusticeforallthosewhosufferinthewakeof violentcrimes. Wethankyouforyour leadershipandweprayforthetimewhenourstateisledaway fromthisunnecessary,arbitrary,andoutmodedformof punishment. Sincerely, Toaddyourname,pleasefillouttheformbelowandreturnto TCADP Attn:InterfaithSignOnLetter 2709S.LamarSuite109 Austin, TX Fax: info@tcadp.org Signature: Name: Religious Title Congregation DenominationalAffiliation City/Region (Pleaseinitialhere)IgiveTCADPandTexasImpactpermissiontoreleasemynamepublicly(e.g.inapaidnewspaperad ortothemembersofthetexaslegislature)asasigneeonthisletter. Pleasecontactmeaboutopportunitiestobeengagedlocallyindiscussionsaboutthedeathpenalty,workshopsorother educationalevents,oropportunitiesformetoexertlocalleadership,suchasmeetingswithelectedofficials. THEFOLLOWINGINFORMATIONISFORINTERNALUSEONLYANDWILLNOTBESHAREDORMADEPUBLIC:

212 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 211 DoyouhaveapersonalorprofessionalrelationshipwithanyTexaslegislatorsorotherelectedofficialsinyourcommunity? Please explain: Bestwaytocontactyou(Pleaseinclude ,phone,address) Phone: Mailing Address: Yes, I would like to receive periodic communications from TCADP and Texas Impact regarding efforts to end the use ofthedeathpenaltyintexas. GraciasporañadirsunombreaestaDeclaracióndeOposiciónalaPenadeMuerte.Invitamosatodoslosclérigos,clérigosjubilados, diáconos,monjas,rabís,yotrosreconocidoslíderesderesidenciaentexasarespaldarestainiciativa.cadalíderdefequedeseefirmar deberállenarlasegundapáginaydevolverlaalacoaliciónhacialaderogacióndelapenademuerte(tcadp)ocompletarlaforma enlíneawww.tcadp.org/interfaithsignonletter/.ustedpuedeguardareltextodelacartaparasusarchivos. TCADPcolaboraenesteesfuerzoconTexasImpact,lamásantiguaymásgranderedinterreligiosaestataldeTexas.TCADPyTexas ImpactestántrabajandojuntosparaayudaralíderesdefedeTexas,aexpresarsuscreenciasypreocupacionesacercadelapenade muerte.anivelnacionalyentexas,lascomunidadesdefejueganunpapelcríticoenlosdebatespúblicossobreelfuturodelapena capitaldemuerte. El09demarzode2015,TCADPyTexasImpactpublicaronlalistadefirmantesdehastalafechaafuncionarioselectos,alosmedios decomunicaciónyalpúblicocomopartedelfaithleaderadvocacydayatthestatecapitolenaustin.másde550líderesreligiosos hanapoyadolacartahastalafecha.continuaremosarecogerendorsosymantenerunalistacompletadefirmantes. TCADPyTexasImpactagradecenmuchosubuenadisposiciónparaincluirsuvozenestaconversaciónimportante.Porfavor,háganos sabersitienealgunapreguntaacercadelacartayponerseencontactoconinfo@tcadp.org. DECLARACIÓNINTERRELIGIOSADEOPOSICIÓNALAPENADEMUERTE EstimadoslegisladoresdeTexas,GobernadorAbbottyotrosfuncionarioselegidos, Nosotros,loslíderesdefequeaquísuscribimos,reflejandolaricadiversidaddetradicionesreligiosasenestegranestado,nosunimos paraexpresarnuestraprofundapreocupaciónacercalapenademuerteentexas.nuestraspreocupacionessonmoralesyprácticasy estánarraigadasennuestrastradicionesreligiosas.leescribohoyparapedirelfindelapenademuerteentexasenlacreenciade queestaprácticanoesenelmejorinterésdenuestroestado,denuestrosistemadejusticiaodelaseguridaddenuestropueblo. Nosunimosconmuchostejanosescudriñandoelsistemadepenademuertedenuestroestadoquesehademostradoserinjustoe inexacto.texasconducealanaciónenelnúmerodeejecucionesllevadasacabocadaaño.dehecho,nuestroestadoesunanclario significativoenestesentido,conresponsabilidaddemásdeunterciodetodaslasejecucionesentodoelpaísdesde1976.bien documentadaevidenciasugierequeamenudonohasidoeldelitomismosinomásbienfactorestalescomoraza,socioeconomíay geografía que han determinado la aplicación de la pena de muerte. Otra preocupación es el número de personas que han sido injustamentecondenadasyquehanpasadoañoscondenadosamuerteporcrímenesquenocometieron. Comolíderesdefe,estamossumamenteperturbadosporlapresenciadeviolenciaennuestrascomunidades.Creemosqueenlugar deasignarlosrecursosescasosparafinanciarunsistemadepenademuerteirrevocableeimperfecto,elestadodetexasdebería invertirsusrecursosenserviciosdeapoyodelavíctima,efectivosmétodospoliciales,programasdetratamientodedrogas,servicios infantilesyfamiliaresysaludmental todascualesmedidasquetienenpotencialparalaprevencióndefuturosactosdeviolencia. Debemoshacertodoloqueseaposibleparaasegurarquelosrecursosdenuestroestadoseanorientadoshacialamejoradelavida, nohaciasudestrucción. Creemosfirmementequeaquellosquecometenterriblescrímenesdebenrendircuentasporsusaccionesyabogamosporunsistema dejusticiaqueseahumanoyrestaurador.esparticularmenteimportanteparanosotrosapoyaralasvíctimasdedelitosviolentosya susfamiliaresensudolorysufrimientoypromovermedidasquefacilitensurecuperación.enrespuestaaunodenuestrosmayores problemassociales,creemosqueelestadodebeconsiderarsolucionescontraladelincuenciaviolentaquerespondanalasnecesidades deseguridadysanidaddenuestrascomunidades,ynoderetribución. REPORTS

213 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Comopueblodefe,aprovechamosestaoportunidadparareafirmarnuestraoposiciónalapenademuerteyparaexpresarnuestra creenciaenlosagradodelavidahumanayenlacapacidadhumanapararedención.esesterespetoalavidaquenosimpulsaañadirnos aladiversidaddevocesentodoelestadoquepidederogacióndelapenademuerte. Rogamosalosfuncionarioselectos,queechenunvistazoalarealidaddelapenacapitalenTexasypedirquebusquenmaneras alternativasdealcanzarbienestaryjusticiaparatodosaquellosquesufrencomoresultadodeloscrímenesviolentos.graciasporsu liderazgoyoramosporeldíacuandonuestroestadoseapartedeestaformadecastigoinnecesario,arbitrarioyanticuado. Atentamente, Paraañadirsunombre,lleneelsiguienteformularioydevuélvaloal: TCADP Attn:InterfaithSignOnLetter 2709S.LamarSuite109 Austin,TX78704 Fax: Firma: Fecha: Nombre: TítuloReligioso Congregación DenominaciónoAfiliación Ciudad/Región (Favordeincluírsusinicialesaquí)DoypermisoaTCADPyTexasImpactapublicarminombre(porejemplo,enunanunciode periódicopagadooalosmiembrosdelalegislaturadetexas)comofirmantedeestacarta. Favorponerseencontactoconmigoacercadeoportunidadesdeparticiparlocalmenteenlosdebatessobrelapenademuerte, talleresuotroseventoseducativos,uoportunidadesparapoderejercerliderazgolocal,talescomoreunionesconlosfuncionarios electos. LASIGUIENTEINFORMACIÓNESSÓLOPARAUSOINTERNOYNOSERACOMPARTIDOOPUBLICADO: TieneUd.relaciónpersonaloprofesionalconcualquierlegisladordeTexasuotrosfuncionarioselegidosensucomunidad?Porfavor explique: Anotelamejormaneradecomunicarseconusted(favordeincluirsucorreoelectrónico,teléfono,ydirección) Teléfono: Dirección: Sí,megustaríarecibircomunicacionesperiódicasdeTCADPyTexasImpactsobreesfuerzosparaponerfinalusodelapenade muerteentexas.

214 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 213 FORINFORMATIONONLY Bishop,sistersandbrothersoftheRíoTexasAnnualConferencegreetingsinthenameofourLordandSaviorJesusChrist.Sincelast wemettheboardofordainedministryhasbeenhardatworkonbehalfoftheconference,discerning,developingandequippingour clergyleaders.wearecontinuingtoliveintothenewriotexasconferenceandhavefoundgod sgraceintimesandplacesitis neededaswecontinuetodealwithcandidatesfromtwoseparateparentconferences.inadditionwehavecontinuedtoworkclosely withourdistrictcommitteesonministryindevelopingmoreuniformproceduresandprocessesforourcandidatesfromacrossthe conference.thisincreasedcollaborationhasmeantamoresimilarexperienceforcandidateswhethertheycomefromthewest District,CapitalDistrict,ElValleDistrictorothers.WearealsobeginningtodevelopresourcesforS/PPRC sthatwillenablethemmore guidanceintheinitialstagesofacandidate sdiscernment. WehavenowofficiallyenteredintoournewrelationshipwithTheUnitedMethodistMissioninHondurasastheircorresponding annualconference.ihavealreadybeenincountryoncetoworkwiththeircommitteeonordainedministryondevelopingpractices andproceduresthatbothfitourethosanddisciplineasunitedmethodistsandenablethemtofollowtheleadingofthespiritinthe developmentoffutureclergy.weareexcitedaboutallthatwillfollowinourgrowingrelationshipwiththemissionaswedevelopa teamfromtheboardtodoongoingworkandevaluationwiththem. InthemidstofallofthiswecontinuetodotheworkofinterviewingcandidatesforordinationandleadingResidencyInMinistry(RIM) groupstohelpfurtherdevelopthemissionalqualitiesofourclergyleaders.thisyearweareproudtopresentthefollowingcandidates forcommissioningasprovisionalelders: C.OsvaldoBenitez,RobertClark,AaronA.Gonzalez,GlennArthurLuhrs,AmyKatherineMcClung,JohnNjieMeande,Walter A.Prescher,III,RebekahCeciliaRochte,BryanJayRogers,MichelleJacquelynnVernone,AdrienneZermeno. Wearealsoproudtopresentthefollowingforfullmembershipandordination: Elders:JuanCantú,Jr.,WilsonPruitt,ElsaRamírez,JosephJohnTognetti,MaribelVázquez,BillieWatts. Deacons:DavidA.Corna,ElizabethKlar,LisaWinnekRush,CatherineLineaStone,AnnaKatherineTroy. WeareproudtopresentthefollowingforAssociateMembership:BaldemarBarrera,EverettMcCarley,AudreySpencer. WeareproudtopresentthefollowingforRecognitionofOrders:RicardoRubio. Blessings, Rev.AdamKnight Chairperson PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Sr.Obispo,hermanasyhermanosdelaConferenciaAnualRíoTexas: SaludosennombredenuestroSeñorySalvadorJesucristo.DesdequenosreunimosanteriormentelaJuntadeMinisterioOrdenado haestadotrabajandoarduamenteennombredelaconferencia,discerniendo,desarrollandoyequipandoanuestroslíderesdelclero. ContinuamosavivirenlanuevaConferenciaRíoTexasyhemosencontradolagraciadeDiosentiemposylugaresdondesenecesita al continuar a tratar con los candidatos de las dos conferencias patrocinadoras. Además continuamos trabajando en próxima colaboraciónconnuestroscomitésdedistritoenelministerio,eneldesarrollodeprocesosyprocedimientosmásuniformespara nuestroscandidatosdetodalaconferencia.estamayorcolaboraciónhasignificadotenerunaexperienciamássimilaraloscandidatos queprovienendeldistritooeste,distritocapital,elvalleyotros.tambiénestamosempezandoadesarrollarrecursospors/pprcque lespermitirámayororientaciónenlasetapasinicialesdeldiscernimientodecandidato. Hemos entrado oficialmente en nuestra nueva relación con la misión Metodista Unida en Honduras, como conferencia anual correspondiente.yaheestadoenelpaísunavezparatrabajarconsucomisióndelministerioordenado,eneldesarrollodeprácticas yprocedimientosqueformannuestroespírituydisciplinacomometodistasunidosyquelespermitanseguirlaguíadelespírituenel desarrollodefuturosclérigos.estamosemocionadosportodoloqueseguiráennuestracrecienterelaciónconlamisiónaldesarrollar unequipodelajuntaparahacereltrabajoencursoylaevaluacióndelmismo. EnmediodetodoestocontinuamosahacereltrabajodeentrevistaracandidatosparaordenaciónydirigirgruposdeResidenciaen elministerio(rem)paraayudaradesarrollarlascualidadesmisionalesdenuestroslíderesdelclero.esteañotenemoselorgullode presentarlossiguientescandidatosparacomisióndepresbíterosprovisionales: C.OsvaldoBenítez,RobertClark,AarónA.Gonzalez,GlennArthurLuhrs,AmyKatherineMcClung,JohnNjieMeande,Walter A.Prescher,III,RebekahCeciliaRochte,BryanJayRogers,MichelleJacquelynnVernone,AdrienneZermeno. REPORTS

215 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Tambiénnoscomplacemospresentarlossiguientesparaplenamembresíayordenación: Presbíteros:JuanCantú,Jr.,WilsonPruitt,ElsaRamírez,JosephJohnTognetti,MaribelVázquez,BillieWatts. Diáconos:DavidA.Corna,ElizabethKlar,LisaWinnekRush,CatherineLineaStone,AnnaKatherineTroy. EstamosorgullososdepresentarparaMembresíaAsociadaaBaldemarBarrera,EverettMcCarley,AudreySpencer. NoscomplacemosenpresentaralsiguienteparaReconocimientodeÓrdenes:RicardoRubio. Bendiciones, Rdo.AdamKnight,Presidente FORINFORMATIONONLY TheRioTexasConferenceClergyWellnessincentiveprogramhasofferedincentivedrivenactivitiesthatleadtobetterhealthandself careforseveralyears.intheautumnof2015,asurveywasconductedamongriotexasconferenceclergytogainmoreinsightonself careissuesandneedsthatclergywerefacing.amongthosewhoparticipated,alargemajorityindicatedaninterestinmoreoptions andflexibilityintheprogramandadesiretolearnmoreaboutselfcarepracticesandactivities.baseduponthisfeedback,the2016 ClergyWellnessprogramwasrevisedtofocusuponanewwholisticapproachtowellnesstoincludecareforthespirit,mind,and body.clergyareinvitedtoselectactivitiesineachofthesecategories,completetheactivities,andtheyreceiveincentivestoencourage andsupportthemfortheirefforts.ifclergycompleteanactivitiesinallthreecategoriesinthisyear sprogram,theyreceiveaspecial bonusincentivefortheiroverallparticipation.eachofthesewellnesscomponentsincludesmoreoptionsandflexibilitytoallowfor thegreatvarietyofclergyneeds,lifestylesandbusy+schedules.for2016,theprogramhasnowbeenexpandedtoincludeconference staffbecauseoftheirvitalworktosupporttheleadershipeffortsofalloftheconference,includingtheworkofclergy.theclergy wellnessprogramisextendedtoallclergyservinginappointmentintheriotexasconference.itisuniquelydesignedtoworkin cooperationwiththeincentiveprogramofferedbytheconferenceinsurance.anumberofkeypartnershipswithwellnessagencies andorganizationshavebeenestablishedtofurthersupportthisprogram,toincludeecumenicalcenterforreligionandhealth,reah Ministries,WesleyNurseMinistries,WestTexasCounselingCenter,andSamaritanCounselingCenter.AnewClergyWellnessApp designedformobiledeviceshasbeendevelopedbythemediaandcommunicationscentertomaketheprogrammoreaccessibleto users.effortswillcontinueinseekingwaystosupportclergyinprioritizingandincorporatingwellnessandselfcareintotheirordinary lives.greatappreciationisextendedtothegenerouspartnershipandsupportofmethodisthealthcareministries,whichhasremained devotedtocaringforwellnessanddevelopmentofclergywhocareforothers.inaddition,extensivegratitudeisduetoevealbert, administrativeassistanttotheleadershipvitalityoffice,forherassistanceinprocessingtheadministrativeworkoftheprogram. RespectfullySubmitted, MarcusA.L.Freeman,III,Director,LeadershipVitality SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN ElProgramadeBienestardeClérigosconIncentivosdeLaConferenciaRíoTexas(ClergyWellnessIncentiveProgram)haofrecido actividadesimpulsadasporincentivosqueconduzcanaunamejorsaludyautocuidadodurantevariosaños.enelotoñode2015,se realizóunaencuestaentrelosclérigosdelaconferenciariotexasparaobtenermásinformaciónsobrecuestionesdeautocuidadoy necesidadesquelosclérigosenfrentaban.entreaquellosqueparticiparon,unagranmayoríaindicósuinterésenmásopcionesy flexibilidadenelprogramayundeseodeaprendermásacercadeautocuidadoyactividades.basadoenestainformación,elprograma debienestardeclérigosde2016serevisóconunnuevoenfoqueintegralparaincluirelcuidadoparaelespíritu,menteycuerpo.los clérigossoninvitadosaseleccionaractividadesencadaunadeestascategorías,completarlasactividadesypararecibirincentivos paraanimarlosyapoyarlosensusesfuerzos.silosclérigoscompletanunaactividadencadaunadelastrescategoríasdelprograma deesteaño,recibiránunbonoespecialcomoincentivoporsuparticipacióntotal.cadaunodeestoscomponentesdebienestarincluye másopcionesyflexibilidadparapermitirlagranvariedaddenecesidades,estilosdevidaysusocupadasagendas.para2016,el programasehaampliadoahoraparaincluirlosempleadosdelasconferenciasdebidasasutrabajovitalparaapoyarlosesfuerzosde todosloslíderesdelaconferencia,incluyendoeltrabajoconlosclérigos.elprogramadebienestardeclérigosseextiendeatodoslos clérigosquesirvenenunnombramientoenlaconferenciaderiotexas.elprogramaestádiseñadodeformaexclusivaparatrabajar en cooperación con el programa de incentivos ofrecidos por el seguro de salud de la Conferencia. Una serie de importantes colaboracionesconasociacionesyorganizacionesdebienestarhansidoestablecidasparaapoyaresteprograma,ellosincluyenel CentroEcuménicoparalaReligiónylaSalud,MinisteriosReah,MinisteriodeEnfermerasWesley,ElCentrodeConsejeríadelOeste detexas,yelcentrodeconsejeríasamaritano.unnuevoappparaelprogramadebienestardeclérigossehadiseñadaparaaparatos electrónicos(iphone/ipad)hasidodesarrolladoporelcentrodecomunicacionesymediosparahacerelprogramamásaccesiblealos usadores.continuaremoslosesfuerzosenlabúsquedademanerasdeapoyaralclérigoenlapriorizandoylaincorporandoelbienestar y el autocuidado en sus vidas ordinarias. Gran agradecimiento a la generosa colaboración y apoyo de Methodist Healthcare

216 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 215 Ministries, que ha permanecido devoto al cuidado del bienestar y desarrollo del clérigo quien cuida de otros. Además, un agradecimientoextensivosedebeaevaalbert,asistenteadministrativaenlaoficinadevitalidaddeliderazgo( LeadershipVitality ), porsuayudaenprocesandolostrabajosadministrativosdelprograma. RespetuosamenteSometido, MarcusA.L.Freeman,III,Director VitalidaddeLiderazgo FORINFORMATIONONLY Bishop,membersoftheRioTexasAnnualConference: Atthistime,IwouldliketothankallmembersoftheUnitingTableforthetimeandeffortputforthduringthislastyear. During our first meeting, time was taken to clearly define the purpose of The Uniting Table. Our purpose consists of three core functions: toserveasaresidentmemorytoensureourhistoriesandcorevalues,fromtheprevioustwoconferences,arenotforgotten tosetpolicy tofunctionasanadvisoryandcoordinatingbodyforthemissionvitalitycenterandworkofthecongregationalvitality, LeadershipVitality,UnitingPeoples,andTransformingCommunitiesVisionteams ActionitemsapprovedandsupportedbyTheUnitingTableinclude: AscorecardmeasuringmatrixtoassistwithmeasuringtheeffectivenessofMissionVitalityCenterinitiativesthroughout theconference. DevelopmentofaninitiativeforteachingandpreachingourWesleyanDNA. ThecreationofaconferencelevelIntergenerationalDiscipleshipassociatedirector. Development of a children s initiative to teach faith to all children and seek their welfare. Our goal is to increase the conferenceagelevelpresenceofchildrenby5%. Otheractionitemsincludethecreationofactionteamstodevelopthefollowing: AcommunicationplantoconveytheworkoftheUnitingTabletothelocalchurches. PresentationdesignsupportfortheMissionVitalityCenterannualconferencereport. Adesignteamtosupportyouthministryinitiativesandcapacities. ARioTexasSafeSanctuarypolicy. WeaskthatyoucontinuetocontinuetokeeptheUnitingTableinprayerforthetaskssetbeforeus. Submittedby, SandraNieto Chair,RioTexasConferenceUnitingTable PARAINFORMACIÓNSOLAMENTE Sr.ObispoyMiembrosdelaConferenciaAnualRioTexas: Enestaocasión,megustaríaagradeceratodoslosmiembrosdelaMesaUnidaporsutiempoyesfuerzoofrecidoduranteesteúltimoaño. Durantenuestraprimerareunión,tomamoseltiempoparaclaramentedefinirelpropósitodelaMesaUnida.Nuestropropósito consisteentresfuncionesbásicas: 1. Servircomounaentidadresidentedememoriaparaquenuestrashistoriasyvaloresdelasdosconferenciasanterioresnose olviden; 2. Establecerpolítica; 3. FuncionarcomounaagenciaconsultivaycoordinadoraparaelCentrodeVitalidaddelaMisiónyeltrabajodelosEquiposde VisióndeVitalidadCongregacional,VitalidaddeLiderazgo,UnirPueblosyTransformarComunidades; LoselementosdeacciónaprobadosyapoyadosporlaMesaUnidaincluyen: UnamatrizamedidadetarjetadepuntuaciónparaayudaramedirlaefectividaddelasiniciativasdelCentrodeVitalidaddela MisiónalolargodelaConferencia. DesarrollodeunainiciativaparaenseñarypredicarnuestraADNwesleyana. LacreacióndeundirectorasociadodeDiscipuladoIntergeneracionalaniveldelaConferencia. DesarrollodeunaIniciativadeNiñosparaenseñarlafeatodoslosniñosyprocurarsubienestar.Nuestroobjetivoesaumentar lapresenciadelniveldeedaddelosniñosporun5%enlaconferencia. Otrosartículosdeacciónincluyenlacreacióndeequiposdeacciónparaeldesarrollodelossiguientes: REPORTS

217 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS UnplandecomunicaciónparatransmitireltrabajodelaMesaUnidaalasiglesiaslocales. SoportedediseñodepresentaciónparaelinformedelCentrodeVitalidaddelaMisiónenlaConferenciaAnual. Unequipodediseñoparaapoyariniciativasdelministeriodelajuventudysushabilidades. UnapolíticadeSantuariosSegurosenlaConferenciaRíoTexas. PedimosquecontinúenasosteneralaMesaUnidaenoraciónenlastareasquetenemospordelante. Atentamente, SandraNieto Presidente,MesaUnidadelaConferenciaRíoTexas FORINFORMATIONONLY ThemissionoftheRioTexasMissionVitalityCenter(MVC)istoalignanddirecttheflowofattention,energy,andresourcestofoster andsustainanincreaseinthenumberofvitalriotexasconference(rtc)congregationseffectiveinreachingthemissionfieldtomake disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We provide churches with the tools they need for creating vital congregations,unitingpeoples,transformingcommunitiesanddevelopingleaders.thesetoolsincludehelpingthedistrictstobetter servethelocalchurchesintheirmissionbyusingandleveragingtechnologytohelpcongregationsconnectwitheachother. In this past conference year, we focused on clarifying our vision, formalizing our internal systems to increase collaboration and effectiveness,aligningthecenter sresourceswiththedistricts,buildingcapacityfordeliveryandtrainingofconferenceinitiatives withinthedistricts,anddevelopingpolicythathelpssupportthemissionalworkofdistrictsandlocalcongregations. ThisreportdescribesthevariousresourcesandinitiativestheMissionVitalityCenteroffers,aswellasinitiativesthatarecurrentlyin development. Grants:MVCgrantsofferfinancialassistancefromconferenceapportionmentfundsandpropertysaleproceedstoadistrictorlocal churchtocarryoutthemissionofthechurchtoreachnewpeople,youngerpeople,andmorediversepeopletobecomeworld changingdisciplesofjesuschrist.threegrantsareavailabletolocalcongregationsanddistricts: NewPlaces,NewPeopleGrant($175,000) Usingapportionedfundsandopentolayledvolunteerinitiativesinlocalcongregations withdistrictapproval,thisgrantmustshowmeasurablediscipleshipplansthatarespecificabouthownewpeoplewillbereachedand howthechurchwillworkwiththemtobecomedisciplesofchrist.inaddition,thegrantproposalmustshowhowtheplanwillbe financiallysustainablewithinthreeyearsanditshouldshowtheabilitytoreplicatetheinitiativeinotherpartsoftheconference.visit MissionalVitalityGrant Fundsforthisgrantcomefromsurplusapportionmentfundscarriedoverfromtheprioryear.Thetwo primaryobjectivesofthegrantaretoincreasethenumberofvitalandmissionalcongregationswithinthedistrictandtheconference byenablingdistrictstohavethefinancialresourcestoequip,train,andcoachclergy,laity,andcongregationsonhowtoimplement RTCalignedmissionalinitiatives.AllsevenRTCdistrictsareeligibletoapply.Visithttp://riotexas.org/missionalvitalitygrantsformore information. UrbanMinistryFundGrantThisgrantisfundedfromthesaleofpropertiesabandonedbydiscontinuedcongregationsincounties withmorethan50,000inpopulation,subjecttoavailability.fundsobtainedbythesaleofformerriograndeconferenceproperties aretogivenhighestpriorityforusewithhispanicandlatinopopulationsandministry.thegrants,availabletoallsevenrtcdistricts, areaimedatstartingnewfaithcommunitiesinurbanareastoreachandgathernewpeopleinnewplacesfortheworkofthechurch; developingministrieswiththepoorthatevangelize,advocateforjustice,andworktowardchangingthecommunityforthewelfare ofthepeople;anddevelopingeffectiveandsustainableministrieswithexistingresidentsornewcomersatasiteinanurbanareawith cultural, economic, or ethnic groups different from the original or present members. For more information, visit Collaborative Management System: Efficient and effective collaboration systems are needed to help manage the development, delivery,andimplementationofthevariousmvcprojectsandinitiativesthatensurecongregationalandmissionalvitality.someof theseprojectsrequiremultiplecontributors,schedules,tasks,procedures,assignments,problemsolving,decisions,andsoon;this meansthatacollaborativesystemisneededforlinkingandintegratingtheprojects.accordingly,themvcisworkingtoinstallafour parthighperformancecollaborativemanagementsystem nowat75%implementation socongregations,clergy,andlaitywillhave thetoolsneededandspeakthesamecollaborativelanguage.twodistrictswillimplementthenewinthecomingyear. RioTexasDevelopmentFoundation:Conversationsareunderwaytocreateafoundationtofinanciallysupportmissionalactivities throughouttheannualconference.thefoundationwillbecreatedwithendowmentsandcontributionsgivenbyindividuals,families, andcorporationsforthesupportandpromotionofthegeneralwelfareofourcommunities.

218 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 217 CONGREGATIONALVITALITY Rev. Robert Bob Allen directs the Congregational Vitality (CV) office. Its purpose is to empower clergy and laity, churches and districts,withresources,tools,andskillstoequipandmakevitalexistingcongregationstomakedisciplesforthetransformationof theworld.thisincludesfosteringchristianformationinallstagesinthelifeofthechurchanditsindividualmembers. Tothatend,Rev.Dr.TanyaMarieEustacehasbeennamedassistantdirectorofIntergenerationalDiscipleshipfortheRTC,effective July1,2016.AnordaineddeaconintheRTC,shehas19years experienceministeringtochildrenandfamiliesinthelocalchurchand currentlyservesasdirectorofchildrenandintergenerationalministriesatdiscipleshipministries(formerlyknownasthegeneral BoardofDiscipleship).Herfirstassignmentistomeetindividualsandtounderstandtheneedsofeachdistrictanditschurches.A major emphasis is OPEN the UMBRELLA, a conferencewide initiative for meeting the needs of all children including safety, education,relationship,andspiritualneedsandnotjustfortheonesinthechurchbutthechildrenintheneighborhoodaroundthe church.the focusis Ensuringqualityeducationforeverychild. Stepsincludeidentifyingandcreatingarelationshipwith thelocalschool,listeningtowhattheschoolneeds,andpickingonethingtodo(likereadingtokids,helpingwithfoodneedsorschool supplies,etc.) Church Vitality Initiatives: Revitalization work continues as we offer vital tools for the restoration and reshaping of our local congregations.whateverthestageofitsministry,eachcongregationshouldperiodicallybepausingandaskingitself, Arewefaithfully fulfillingchrist scallandcommissionforourchurch? However,atcertainpointsinthelifeofcongregations,wereacha forkinthe road whereweneedtoaskhowweareable,willing,andcommittedtomoveboldlyforwardinfulfillinggod skingdomministry. Muchofthedeclineinourcongregationscanbeattributedtoourinabilityorunwillingnesstochange.Foranylocalchurchtostay viableandvital,itmustbewillingtomakesignificantchangestorespondfaithfullytoourchangingcommunities.tohelpstruggling churches,cvofferscoachingthatencourages helpingchurchesbecomebettermovingtowardgreatandhelpinggreatchurches becomeevengreater.tothatend,cvoffersseveralhelpfultoolsandservices:readiness360,themissioninsitereport,thehealthy ChurchInitiative,theSmallChurchInitiative,theTransformationalJourney,theShiftWorkshopandChoosingtheFaithfulPath.CV canleadenvisioningsessions,helpcoach,assistwithconflictresolutions,andleadworshipservicesofhealingandreconciliation. MembershiptoDiscipleship:DuringthemonthsofSeptemberandOctober2015,morethan500personsfromallsevendistricts attendedthemembershiptodiscipleshiprolloutledbydr.philmaynard.adiscipleisafollowerofjesuschristforlife,butthereare phasesofdiscipleshipaswegrowinchristmovingfromexploringtobeginningtogrowtomaturingintheareasoflifeinworship, hospitality,openingtoandobeyingjesus,service,andgenerosity.anonlinesurveyisavailabletohelpalocalcongregationand individualdisciplesexaminewheretheyareintheirdevelopmentofthechristianlifejourney,andtraineddiscipleshipcoachescan helpleadchurchesontheirdiscipleshipjourney(27trainedcoachesareavailable). TheShiftsProcess ANewNetworkExperience:Dr.PhilMaynard,directorofExcellenceinMinistryCoaching,statesthat helping congregationsliveintotheirpotential isthepurposeoftheshiftsnetworkprocess.a12churchnetwork experiencewithsix workshopexperiencesandsixmonthlycoachingsessionsforthepastorandfivekeyleaders.thetrainingincludesworkshopson severalshiftseverychurchneedstomaketoremainvital:fromreactingtochangetoleadingchange,fromfellowshiptodiscipleship, fromworshipasaneventtoalifestyle;frommembershiptodiscipleship,from serveus toservice,from survival togenerosity, andashifttowardbuildingacultureofincarnationalhospitalityandconnection.thecoachingsessionsarenot onesizefitsall, but ratherconsidersthecontext,resources,andcapabilitiesofthecongregationandhelpingthepastorand/orleadershipteamfigureout whatworksbestforthechurch.cvwillworkwithdistrictleadershipaboutbringingtheprogramtoeachlocaldistrict. NewPlaces,NewPeopleInitiative:GainingmomentumtogathermorepeopletoChristincludesnotonlyrevitalizingourmissionin existingchurchesbutalsostartingnewplacesfornewpeople.themvcallocated$221,000forthisinitiative;however,onlytwo $3,000grantapplicationsqualifiedforfunding: St.MatthewUMCofSanAntonioforits AguaViva project,anoutreachministrytospanishspeakingneighborsthatbeganwith 40 committed individuals visiting and inviting neighbors. Ministry includes a Spanishlanguage worship service and several SpanishlanguageBiblestudies,WesleyanSmallGroups,andESLclasses.Sofar,10Hispanicshavejoinedthechurch andthe numberscontinuetogrow. ElDivinoRendentorUMCinMcAllenforits KerygmaMinistryproject, whichisanoutreachprogramreaching4050familiesin alowincomemobilehomepark.adiscipleshipprogramwasbegun mostlywithwomenandchildrenforthefamiliesfacing situationsresultingfromdrugaddiction,domesticviolenceandsingleparenting.theprogramissharingtheloveofgodwith childrenbetweentheagesof3and11andtheirmothers,whomeettwiceamonthtobringhopetothesefamilies. Startupgrantmoneyisstillavailablefornewanduniquelayledministries.Thisfund,however,cannotbeusedforstaffingaposition butinfulfillinggod scallfornewpeople,newplaces.applicationsareavailableontheriotexas.orgwebsite. NEWFAITHCOMMUNITYVITALITY NewFaithCommunityVitality(NFCV)supportslocalcongregations,districts,clergy,andlaitytostartnewfaithcommunitieswithin theconferenceboundaries. ServantChurch,theRTC snewestunitedmethodistcongregation,wasofficiallycharteredjanuary31,2016.itwaslaunchedin2010 byrev.ericvogtasachurchwithinachurchmodel,formedinpartnershipwithexistingunitedmethodistchurchesinthecentral/east Austinarea. Windsong(Rev.StanGonzalez),CasaHermosa(Rev.JavierLeyva),CimarronPraise(Rev.DawnBaird),andReviveCommunity(Rev. RubenSaenzIII)arethefournewchurchprojectscurrentlyfundedbytheMVC.Initsthirdyear,LifeintheCityChurch(Rev.Valerie REPORTS

219 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Sansing)inurbanAustinisselfsustaining.TheJourney(Rev.KyleToomire),NortheastCommunity(Rev.EmersonAllen),andHope Arise(Rev.ReeseHenry)continuetogrownumericallyandinselfsustainability. Rev.CJTillinghastisnowappointedtostartanewfaithcommunityoutofSeguinFirstintheClearSpringsarea.SeguinFirstpurchased 10acresoflandinClearSpringseightyearsago.Today,Seguinexperiencesabundantcommercialgrowthandathrivinghousing market,with1,750+newsinglefamilyrooftopsplanned. LeanderUMC,BeeCreekUMC,SpringCreekUMC,andRiversideCommunityUMCarediscerningthenextstepstostartnewfaith communitiesintheirsurroundingareas. LEADERSHIPVITALITY DevelopingLeadersVisionTeam/OfficeofLeadershipVitality Rev.Dr.MarcusFreemandirectstheOfficeofLeadershipVitality(LV),workingcloselywiththeDevelopingLeadersVisionTeamtocall andequipbothlayandclergyleadersforthemissionfield,andtoespeciallyencourageyoungerleaders.thereportthisyearis presentedintwomajorsections:newandrevisedinitiativesgeneratedbythelvteamandofficeandongoingworkofthecoordinators ofbookofdisciplinedirectedministryareasastheirworkpertainstolayandclergyleadershipdevelopment. NewInitiatives:Thefollowingreflectsthenewinitiativesandleadershipdevelopmentareasfacilitatedorincollaborationwiththe DevelopingLeadersVisionTeamandthedailyworkoftheLVofficeoftheMVC. Model for Leadership in the RTC A threecomponent model for missional leadership in the RTC is being developed to form a framework under which new initiatives and ongoing leadership development resources can be understood. First, the work of leadershipdevelopmentwillfocusoncorevirtuesthatareinherent,canbeassessed,andcandevelopovertime,aswellascore competenciessuchascommunicationskillsthatcanbelearned.secondareorganizationalmanagementskillsthatcanbedeveloped through education and training. Thirdly, the model emphasizes social/spiritual leadership, in which strategies and capacities are developedinleaderstoextendtheministryandchristianmessagetothemissionfieldsofthechurch. WesleyanDNAResourceGuideAswestrivetomakedisciplesofJesusChristforthetransformationoftheworldintoday suniqueand changingmissionfield,wemustmakesurethatwestaygroundedwithinourwesleyanheritage.tohelpachievethisgoal,dr.hal Knight(professorofWesleyanTheologyatSt.PaulSchoolofTheology)hascompiledaresourcecalleda WesleyanDNAResource Guide thatassemblesbooks,materials,andresourcesdevelopedbytheworld sforemostwesleyanscholarsandhistorians.this referencetoolcanbeusedinavarietyofways,includingdevelopingcurriculumresources,teachingandpreachingthemes,program development,andindividualstudy. MissionalLeadershipDevelopmentCurriculum TheBoardofOrdainedMinistryhassetforththequalitiesneededforamissional leader,andacurriculumhasbeendevelopedbaseduponthosequalities.writtenbyauthorandleadershipspecialistkenwillard,the curriculumhelpsbuildcapabilitiesofcorecompetenciesandvirtues,organizationalskills,andstrategiesforreachingthemissionfield. TwelvelearningmodelsincludetopicsrangingfromCulturalProficiencyandJusticeandAdvocacytoFaithintheCallingofGodto VisioningCapacityandConflictResolutionSkillstoSpiritualFormation.AtrainingforfacilitatorshasbeenorganizedforJuly23,1016. ApprenticeshipsInMinistryLocalChurchYoungAdultLeadershipDevelopmentCollegeInternProgramTheRTCApprenticeshipsin Ministry(AIM)programisaninitiativeoftheMVCtodevelopexperiencedandskilledyoungadultChristianleaders,ages1825,for today suniqueministrychallenges.tappingtheknowledgeandwisdomofexperiencedpastorswhohavechargeofleadershipand oversightofthepastoral,sacramental,andmissionalministriesofcongregations,aimoffersyoungadultsrespondingtoordiscerning acalltoministrytheopportunitytounderstudyseasonedandexperiencedpastoralandchurchleadersanddeveloppracticalskillsfor thepracticeofministry. ClergyWellnessWholisticCareforSpirit,Mind,andBody Basedonasurveyinlate2015,inwhichRTCclergysaidtheywereinterested inmoreoptionsandflexibilityregardingwellnessandselfcare,theclergywellnessprogramwasrevisedin2016tofocusonanew wholisticapproachtowellness,includingcareforthespirit,mind,andbody.clergywhoselectactivitiesineachofthesecategories andcompletetheactivitieswillreceiveincentivestoencourageandsupportthemfortheirefforts.theprogramnowincludesrtc staff;several.newpartnershipswithwellnessagencies,includingecumenicalcenterforreligionandhealth,reahministries,wesley NurseMinistries,WestTexasCounselingCenter,andSamaritanCounselingCenter;andaClergyWellnessAppthatisdownloadable tocellphonesandipads. SeminarianConnection AllseminarystudentsfromtheRTCgotoaseminaryoutsidethegeographicboundsoftheRTC,andtheyare oftensubjecttorecruitmenteffortsbyotherconferences.therefore,theseminarianconnectionworkstocreateandmaintaina connectionbetweenthertcandcandidatesforministrycurrentlyinseminary.itoffersinformation,resourcesandsupporttokeep thosestudentstetheredtothertc;providesopportunitiesforconferenceentitiestorelatewithandconnectwithseminarians;allows forrecruitmenteffortstooccuratseminariesonbehalftheconference;andincludesotheractivitiessuchasanewslettertokeep studentsuptodateonconferenceevents,scholarships,andspecialevents. RioTexasBlackChurchDevelopmentDesignTeam&StrengtheningtheBlackChurchforthe21 st CenturyTheRTChasorganizedthe BlackChurchDevelopmentDesignTeamtoaddressthevitalizationandrenewalneedsoftheAfricanAmericanexpressionofUnited Methodism.AmajorstepwastheformationofapartnershipwithStrengtheningtheBlackChurchforthe21 st Century,aninitiativeof theumc supperroomdesignedtohelpunitedmethodistchurcheswithpredominantlyafricanamericancongregationsbecome

220 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 219 moreeffectiveintheirmissionandministry.sofar,eightchurcheshaveappliedandhavebeenselectedtolaunchthisrtcinitiative: BarnetChapel,Corinth,EastSt.Paul,Jacob schapel,northeastcommunity,sanfordchapel,st.peter s,andwesleyharper. OngoingWorkwithLayandClergyLeadershipDevelopmentThisworkindevelopinglayandclergyleadershipisdividedintotwo majorcategoriesoffocus.layleadershipdevelopmentworkswiththertclayleadersandboardoflaity,layservantministries, HigherEducationandCampusMinistries,ParishChristianEducator sschool,andtheacademyforspiritualformation.anothermajor categoryoffocusforongoingworkisclergyleadershipdevelopment. LayLeadershipDevelopment CoConferenceLayLeaders/ RioTexasLayLeadershipTeam PlanningforlayleadershipdevelopmentisgoingforwardintheRTC followingameetingwithcoconferencelayleadersralphthompsonandsandranieto,districtandconferencelay,layservant Ministry,andotherleaders.Onedecisionwastoreplacetheformernameofthe BoardofLaity withanewnamethe RioTexas LayLeadershipTeam togivetheteammoreflexibilitytoinnovateandengage.alaityconvocationisplannedfortheautumnof 2016; it will involve worship, fellowship, training, resourcing, and other activities, with the goal of inspiring, empowering, and equippinglaityforadegreeofserviceandministrywithinthelocalchurchandoutintothemissionfield. LayServantMinistriesUndertheleadershipofConferenceCoordinatorSamDubberly,LayServantMinistriescontinuestouphold itsfunction toservethelocalchurchorcharge(orbeyondthelocalchurchorcharge)inanywayinwhichtheirwitnessorleadership andservicesinspiresthelaitytodeepercommitmenttochristandmoreeffectivediscipleship Districtdirectorssupportthevital ministriesofthechurchthroughoutthedistrictsandtheconference.regularandadvancedlayservanttrainingisongoinghigher EducationandCampusMinistriesCoCoordinatorsRev.JonHerrinandRev.MargotPerezGreeneareworkingtomaintainand furtherdeveloptherelationshipsofthecampusministrieslocatedwithintheboundsofthertc,whichincludesmakingresources available,managingandoverseeingthecampusministriesconferencebudget,andprocessingapplicationsforcollegescholarships offeredthroughthertcandthegeneralboardofhighereducationandministrywhereapplicable.fourscholarshipswereawarded tocollegestudentsfromconferencechurchesin2015.inaddition,aconsiderablenumberofcollegestudentsreceivedscholarships fromthegeneralboardofhighereducationandministries. OtherLeadershipDevelopmentProgramsTheLVofficeservesasconferencestaffliaisonforanumberofadditionallayleadership developmentprograms.theseincludeparishchristianeducator sschoolwhichoffersanongoingprogramofprovidingtrainingto smallchurch/ethnicparticipants,bothvolunteerandsalariedwhoserveasleadersofchristianeducationinlocalchurches andthe AcademyforSpiritualFormation,whichoffersafivedayandtwoyearenvironmentforspirituallyhungrypilgrimsthatcombines academiclearningwithexperienceinspiritualdisciplinesandcommunity.plansareunderwayforthenextversionsofthesertc academiesin2017and2018. ClergyDevelopment TheBoardofOrdainedMinistryMembersoftheBoardofOrdainedMinistry(BOD)aremembersoftheDevelopingLeadersVision Team;assuch,theyarechargedwithdevelopingclergyleaders.TheseBODmembershelpupholdthedisciplinaryrequirementsof qualifyingclergyforchurchleadership,whilemaintainingtheconferencemissionfordevelopingleaders.inaddition,lvworkswith thebodtoprovidepastoralcareandprofessionaldevelopmentandtraining,spanishlanguagetrainingforcandidatesforministry, supportfortheclergyconvocation,seminariansupportasmentionedabove,andfurtherclergysupportthroughclergyspouseevents andactivities. Continuing Education Support for Clergy Clergy are always striving to earn continuing education units in fulfillment of their requirementsforongoingformationthroughtrainingevents,workshops,andotherclergydevelopmentinitiativesandnetworks.to achieve that goal, they often receive help from general agencies of the church or seminaries that sometimes sponsor these opportunities.othereducationalopportunitiesmaybedevelopedorsponsoredbythedistrictsuperintendentsintheirrolesaschief MissionStrategists;districtfundingispossiblethroughagrantawardedtotheRTCfromMethodistHealthcareMinistriesspecifically forthispurpose. ClergyWellnessProgram:The2016ClergyWellnessProgram,mentionedabove,anditsmanagementandprocessingofresponses andincentivesaspertainstoparticipatingpastorscontinuestobeakeyongoingprogramofsupportforclergy.thedevelopingleaders VisionTeamandtheOfficeofLeadershipVitalityisgratefulforthegenerouspartnershipofMethodistHealthcareMinistries,which hasremaineddevotedtocaringfordevelopmentandwellnessofclergywhocareforothers.inaddition,muchgratitudeisduetoeve Albert,administrativeassistanttotheLVoffice,forherassistanceinprocessingasignificantamountoftheadministrativeworkofthe teamandthoseservedthroughtheworkofdevelopingrtcleaders. OUTREACHVITALITY/TRANSFORMINGCOMMUNITIESVISIONTEAM Abel Vega serves as the director of the Outreach Vitality (OV) office and as the conference staff liaison to the Transforming CommunitiesVisionTeam(TCVT).TheTCVTworkstomobilizeandequipclergy,laity,andcongregationsintransformingcommunities andtheworldthroughopportunitiesandengagementaroundtheareasofmission,specificethnicconcerns,andjusticeissues.the followingreflectstheministrydevelopmentareasfacilitatedorincollaborationwiththetcvtandthedailyworkoftheovofficeof themvc: ManagingDiversityforUnderstandingandCollaborationAconferencewidediagnosticsurveyrevealedthechallengesthatchurches inthertcfaceinreachingthemissionfield.betterclarityandintegrationareneededtoachievethertc sstrategicelements(vision, objectives, and initiatives) in organizational, social, financial, cultural, generational, racial, and gender challenges.. Accordingly, a workshophasbeendesignedtoaddressthreecriticalissues:1)interculturalunderstanding,2)intergenerationalunderstanding,and REPORTS

221 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS 3)theapplicationofCulturalIntelligencetotheintegrationoforganizationalcollaborationsystems.Trainedfacilitatorsareavailable toleadtheseworkshopsforministryleadersandcongregationstobridgeacrossculturestoreachtheirrespectivemissionfields. OutreachandMissionsSurveyAsurveywww.riotexas.org/surveywaslaunchedreachingouttoallconferencechurchesseekingto knowthevariousoutreachendeavorsbeingusedtoreachthecommunitiesbeingserved.questionsaskedwherethechurchesare connectingandrespondingtoneedwithintheconference,thecountry,andinternationallythroughshorttermmissionworkteams. Essentially25%ofRTCchurcheshaverespondedthusfar,withtheultimategoalbeing100%surveyparticipation.Thefullestdata possibleisneededtounderstandthewayswearereachingcommunities,thevalueandimpactofthiswork,andhowalignmentmight occurtosupportmissionalinitiativeswithindistrictsandacrosstheconferenceforcohesivecollectiveimpact. DisasterResponseandVolunteersinMission(VIM)TheOVofficehasactivelysupportedtheworkoftheRTCDisasterResponse Committee,whichhascombattedmultiplenaturaldisastersinthelastconferenceyear.ManychurchesrespondedtotheMay2015 floodingintheblancoriverandcoastalbendareas,providingearlyresponsepresence,floodbucketandmonetarydonations,and nowcontinuedlongtermrecoveryresponse.riotexascasemanagementteamsbeganworkinseptember2015atmartindale(in connectionwiththeblancoriverregionalrecoveryteam)andinmarch2016withthecoastalbendlongtermrecoverycommittee (servingsurvivorsoflowlandfloodingthatoccurredwhenstormsupstreamfloodedriversinthearea).thecasemanagementwork wassupportedbyconferencedisasterfundsandtwo$100,000grantsfromtheunitedmethodistcommitteeonrelief(umcor.going forward, the RTC wants to establish a conference VIM committee that would partner with groups offering disaster response, communication, and coordination, including coordinating shortterm responses to needs domestically and internationally, while workingtowardlongertermtransformationalrelationships.ideally,eachdistrictwillhaveavimcoordinatorandcommitteeforlocal disasterreliefandtraining.inaddition,moreworkisneededtohelpthesteadyflowoflongtermrecoveryworkteamsineacharea, fundraisingsupportfromlocalchurchestowardtheconferencedisasterfund,andthereplenishingoffloodbuckets. Connecting Neighbors, an upcoming training for local churches offered by UMCOR, aims to help congregations become disasterready as a responseandaministryofthechurchasitcaresforitsneighborsinthespiritofjesuschrist. InMissionTogether[IMT] 50/50PartnershipsAninitiativeoftheGeneralBoardofGlobalMinistries[GBGM],InMissionTogether [IMT]isaglobalpartnershipnetworkavailabletoequiptheconference,districtorchurchfortransformationalpartnershipsinmission intheu.s.andaroundtheworld.whereasatraditionalapproachtomissionisoftenneedsbasedandshorttermrelief,thisnewvision ofpartnershipembracesassetbasedandlongtermdevelopment.partnerscommittooneanotherthroughanimt50/50partnership Covenant,asacredcovenanttoparticipateequallyasthebodyofChristbyutilizingeveryone sskillsandresources.imtisglocal (bothglobalandlocal)asitaddressessystemicissuesratherthantreatingsymptoms,whetherintheu.s.oraroundtheworld.one benefitisthatimthelpspreventdependencyandfostersselfsufficiency.currently,threedistrictselvalle,capital,andcoastalbend areengaginginthisprocessthoughtrainingeventsandfollowupdevelopmentwork.toassistinexposingtheconferencetothis ministryapproach,patrickfriday(gbgmdirectoroftheimt 50/50Partnershipministry)willofferateachingmomentduringthe 2016AnnualConference.AschurchesembraceandgrowinIMT50/50Partnershiplearningdynamics,assetbasedprinciplesarepart ofcultivatingtransformationalrelationshipswithcommunitiestoaddresssystemicchallenges.somechurchesmaycurrentlyemploy these approaches through their outreach ministries in communities, particularly where Methodist Healthcare Ministries Wesley NursesandCommunityHealthWorkersarelocated.Providingassetbasedlearning,aswellasunderstandingwhereABCDisapplied, willhelpsupportmissionalinitiativeswithindistrictsandacrosstheconferenceforcohesivecollectiveimpact. ProjectTransformation[PT]CommonlyknownasbringingthethreeC s Collegestudents,Children,andtogetherforholistic ministry,projecttransformation smissionisengagingyoungadultsinpurposefulleadership,supportingunderservedchildrenand families,andconnectingchurchesandcommunitiesinneed.riotexaspt,nowinitssecondyear,projectstoengage180participants atthreesitesthissummerandwillprovideinternshipsfor26collegestudentsatlaurelheightsumcandst.paulumcinsanantonio andfirstumcinboerne.withanannualbudgetof$227,604,morethanhalf(53%)iscoveredbyexternalsourcegrants,withtherest paid for from the MVC budget and local churches and funds yet to be raised. More than 260 volunteers from 25plus different Methodistchurchesatthreesiteshelpedwithactivitiesduringthesummerof2015,andinternshipswereprovidedfor25college students.ptserved143participantsatthreesitesthatsummer.beforeandafterreadingtestingshowedalmostthreefourthsofthe studentsgrewbyatleastonereadinglevel. JusticeforOurNeighbors[JFON]andWelcomingtheSojournerTheOVCcontinuesconnecting,resourcing,learningfrom,and interpretingthevariousimmigrationministriesofhospitality,education,spiritualsupport,andpracticalservicesthroughjusticefor OurNeighbors[JFON] ( withincoloniascommunitiesacrosstheu.s.texas/mexicoborder,aswellaspotentialchurchtochurchpartnershipsinmexicoand CentralAmerica.During2015,theAustinwww.jfonaustin.organdSanAntonioJFONministriesreceived$25,500inconferenceMVC support. COMMUNICATIONSANDMEDIA AstheRioTexasCommunicationsandMediadirector,Rev.WillRiceleadstheRTCinusingnewandemergingtechnologiesastools forministry.themediacenterhelpslocalchurchesleveragetechnologythatassistsclergy,staff,layleaders,andcongregationsbetter communicateintherapidlychangingdigitallanguageofthemissionfield.belowaresomeoftheinitiativeswehavebeenactively pursuingsincelastannualconference.

222 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 221 Annual Conference Communications: Our biweekly Unidos blast now goes to 3,335 subscribers (Rio Texas clergy, conferencelayleadership,churchleadership,laymembersandfriendsoftheconference),withanaverageopenrateof42%and aclickthroughrateof11.5%ratesthatarefaraboveindustryaverage.wecontinuetoexpandoursocialmediastrategy, althoughourtwitterfollowernumbersandfacebooklikesarewellbelowwheretheyneedtobe.webelievethatconsistent contentshoulddrivethosenumbersup.ourwebsite(riotexas.org)continuestoseetrafficincreases:32,000pageviewsinmarch from5,945differentusersand12,634visits. Crisis Communications Plan: The Rio Texas Communications Office adopted a Crisis Communications Plan in line with the recommendations of United Methodist Communications. The purpose of the plan is to protect the image of the annual conference during any circ*mstance where the church s values are on trial in the court of public opinion. We have already initiatedtheplanoncewiththedepartureofourbishop.weplantoadoptannualtraining,aswellasnewstafftrainings. VideoConferencing:TheRioTexasAnnualConferenceusesvideoconferencingtokeepusconnectedtoeachotherandthe missionfield.whilethereisnothingmorepowerfulthanmeetingfacetoface,thephysicalsizeofthertcmakesitverydifficult andexpensivetomeetinpersonanditoftenmeansthatsomevoiceswillnotbepresentatthetablewhendecisionsaremade. Toaccommodatevideoconferencing,wehavebeeninvestingininternalandexternalimprovementsandareconsultingwithtwo districtsaboutvideoconferenceroomsetups.sofarthisyear,videoconferenceshaveloggedmorethan400hoursin73different meetingsand360participants.fortimeswhenvideoconferencingisnotpractical,wehavealsomadeteleconferencingeasier andmoreaffordable. Webinars: Opportunities for learning, training and sharing information are greatly enhanced when the obstacle of travel is removedandonlinelearningisavailable.wearenowabletohostonlinewebinarsthatcanincludeseveralpanelistsandupto 100attendees.UseofthistechnologywaslaunchedwithourGeneralConferenceDelegationListeningSessionWebinars,April 1226,2016.Membersofourdelegationwereabletointeractwithmembersoftheannualconferencetodiscusslegislation beforethisyear sgeneralconference. Clergy Duetothecomplexitiesoftryingtocommunicatewiththeclergymembersoftheannualconference,wehave begunassigningindividual addressestoallclergymembers,activeandretired.thiswasrolledoutatthe2016clergy Convocationandshouldbecompletebyannualconference.Oncecomplete,allofficialcorrespondencefromtheconferencewill besentusingthese addresses. TechnologyHelpforLocalChurches:Themainplaceministryhappensisatthelocalchurch.Therefore,assistinglocalchurches incommunicatingisanimportantfunctionoftheriotexasmediacenter.wecurrentlyofferwebsiteevaluationsanddetailed adviceforcreatingnewwebsites.whyisthisimportant?studiesshowthat7590%offirsttimechurchvisitorsvisitachurch s website before visiting a church s physical location. The communications staff stays current with all aspects of church communicationsandsharesthatinformationviaoneononeconversationsandthroughriotexas.org/media.ourphysicalmedia Center, which opened at theend of 2015, provides knowledgeand equipmentfor churches touse to createnew or better websites;film,editandproducevideocontent;andcaptureandeditdigitalimages. NoChurchLeftBehindLocalChurchTechnologySurvey:OurNewChurchLeftBehindInitiativeaimstomakesureallchurches inthertchaveaccesstomoderncomputersandbroadbandinternetsotheycanhaveaccesstotoolsandresourcesforreaching achangingmissionfield.thisisnotalwaysthecase.asurveyoftheapproximately380churchesinthertconthecurrentstate of their technology infrastructure and use asked questions about hardware, Internet connection, website and the use of technology.nearly40%ofourchurchesdon thavewebsitesatall,andthisdoesn tcountthosewhodohavewebsitesthatare desperatelyoutofdate.morethan20%don thaveinternetatthechurchatallandnearly30%don thaveenoughbandwidth totakeadvantageofmanyservicessuchasvideoconferencingandwebinars.some20%ofourchurchesdon thaveafunctional computer.withthesurveycompletethenextstepwillbetosetatargetprofileofchurchestobeincludedinphaseoneofthe project,whichwillinvolveequippingtargetchurcheswiththeequipment,software,andtrainingneededtotakeadvantageof currenttechnology. MediaCenterLocatedwithintheConferenceCenterinSanAntonio,theMediaCenterisafull,highdefinitionvideostudiowith cameras,lightsandsoundequipment.itisequippedwithmultiplecomputerswithsoftwareforeditingandproducingvideos, editingphotosandcreatingwebsites.itisalreadybeingusedbychurchesforsuchpurposesascreatingannouncementvideos forworship,producingaseriesofvideosonprayerforthelentenseason,andfilmingpromotionalpiecesforsermonseries.itis alsousedconsistentlytoproducecontentforthertcwebsiteandsocialmedia. WebsiteHelpforLocalChurchesTheMediaCenterofferstwofreeservicesforRTCchurchesrelatedtowebsites. Church WebsiteReview helpsassessthequalityandeffectivenessofachurch swebsiteintermsoffirstimpression,content,aesthetics, navigation,andsearchengineoptimization(seo),anditoffersrecommendationstothewebsitetomakeitmoreeffectiveand userfriendly. GettingStartedwithaNewChurchWebsite askschurchestocompleteabriefsurveyonthetechnicalcapacity ofthechurch,budgetavailability,andperceivedneeds.themediacenterthencompletesacustomreportwithsuggestionsfor gettingstarted,includingrecommendedplatforms,contentandtipsforgettingstarted.wehavesofarcompletedeightreports forlocalchurches.wehavecompletedeight GettingStarted consultsand24websitereviews. GeneralTechnologyHelpforLocalChurches:TheMediaCentergetsasteadystreamofquestionsandrequestsforhelponall aspectsoftechnologyinthechurch.wedoourbesttostayuptodateonthelatesthardware,software,andcloudbasedservices sothatwecanofferadviceandconsultation.whatwelearnandsharefromtheserequestsgetspassedalongtoawideraudience REPORTS

223 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS throughthemediacenterwebpage.atriotexas.org/media,peoplecanreadaboutlivestreaming,socialmedia, ,video conferencingandonlinegiving.theresourcescontinuetoexpandinresponsetorequestsfromourlocalchurches. TheRioTexasMediaCenterwillcontinuetoexpanditsoutreachthroughthesevariousvehiclesduringtherestof2016andbeyond. Wewanttopartnerwithandmakeavailabletocongregationsandleadersawiderangeofmissionalresourcestoensurethatwehave allweneedtomakeworldchangingdisciplesofjesuschrist. Inconclusion,theMVCwillprioritizefocusonaligninganddirectingtheflowofattention,energy,andresourcestofosterandsustain an increase in the number of vital Rio Texas Conference (RTC) congregations. There is great excitement and we are steadily transitioningtowardgod sfuturewithconfidence!wearemovingforward,learningnewthings,andembracingalargermissional picturethatismoreinclusive,morediverse,morepeaceable,morerighteous,andjust.wearenotafraid.godiswithus.christsends us.thespiritempowersus. Adelante! RubenSaenzJr. ExecutiveDirector,RioTexasMissionVitalityCenter SOLAMENTEPARAINFORMACIÓN LamisióndelCentrodeVitalidaddelaMisióndelaConferenciaRioTexas(deaquí,CVM)esalinearydirigirelflujodeatención, energíayrecursosparafomentarysostenerunaumentoenelnúmerodecongregacionesvitalesenlaconferenciariotexas(crt) queseaneficacesenalcanzarelcampodemisiónparahacerdiscípulosdejesucristoparalatransformacióndelmundo.proveemosa las iglesias las herramientas que necesitan para crear congregaciones vitales, uniendo a pueblos, transformando comunidades y desarrollandolíderes.estasherramientasincluyenayudaalosdistritosparaservirmejoralasiglesiaslocalesensumisiónmediante elusoyaprovechamientodelatecnologíaparaayudaralascongregacionesaconectarseentresí. Enlaconferenciadelañopasado,nosenfocamosenclarificarnuestravisión,formalizandonuestrossistemasinternosparaaumentar colaboración y efectividad, alineando recursos del Centro con los barrios, fomentando la capacidad de entrega einiciativas de capacitacióndelaconferenciadentrodelosdistritos,ydesarrollandolapolíticaqueayudaaapoyareltrabajomisionaldelosdistritos ycongregacioneslocales. EsteinformedescribelosdiversosrecursoseiniciativasqueofreceelCentrodeVitalidaddelaMisión,asícomolasiniciativasque estánactualmenteendesarrollo. Becas(Subvenciones):LasbecasdelCVMofrecenasistenciafinancierapormediodefondosdeasignacionesdelaconferenciayde gananciasdeventadebienesaundistritoounaiglesialocalparallevaracabolamisióndelaiglesiaparaalcanzaranuevaspersonas, jóvenesypersonasmásdiversasparaconvertirlasendiscípulosquecambienelmundodejesucristo.tresbecasestándisponibles paralascongregacioneslocalesydistritos: BecaLugaresNuevos,PueblosNuevos(NewPlaces,NewPeopleGrant)($ ) Usandoasignadosfondosyabiertoainiciativas devoluntarioslaicosenlascongregacioneslocalesconlaaprobacióndeldistrito,estabecadebedemostrarplanesdediscipulado mensurablesyespecíficosacercadecómolasnuevaspersonassealcanzaránycómolaiglesiatrabajaráconellosparaconvertirlosen discípulosdecristo.además,lapropuestadebedemostrarcómoelplanseráfinancieramentesostenibledentrodetresañosydebe demostrarlacapacidaddeduplicarlainiciativaenotraspartesdelaconferencia.visiteahttp://riotexas.org/newplacesnewpeople grantsparaobtenermásinformación. Subvención de Vitalidad Misional Los fondos para esta beca provienen del reparto de fondos excedentes prorrogados del año anterior.losdosprincipalesobjetivosdelabecasondeaumentarelnúmerodecongregacionesmisionalesyvitalesdentrodeldistrito ylaconferencia,habilitandodistritosparatenerlosrecursosfinancierosparaequipar,entrenaryaconsejarmiembrosdelclero,laicos ycongregacionesaimplementariniciativasmisionalesalineadasalaconferenciaríotexas(deaquí,crt).lossietedistritosdelacrt sonelegiblesparaaplicar.visiteahttp://riotexas.org/missionalvitalitygrantsparaobtenermásinformación. BecadelFondodeMinisteriosUrbanosEstesubsidioesfinanciadoporlaventadepropiedadesabandonadasporcongregaciones descontinuadasencondadosconmásde50.000depoblación,dependiendodesudisponibilidad.alosfondosobtenidosporlaventa depropiedadesdelaanteriorríograndeconferenciasedaránlaprioridadmásaltaparausoenlaspoblacioneshispanasylatinasy ministeriodeellas.lasbecas,disponiblesalossietedistritosdelacrt,pretendeniniciarnuevascomunidadesdefeenlaszonas urbanas y reunir a nuevas personas en nuevos lugares para el trabajo de la iglesia; desarrollar ministerios con los pobres que evangelicen,defiendanlajusticiaytrabajenacambiarlacomunidadparaelbienestardelaspersonas;ydesarrollarministerioseficaces ysosteniblesconlosactualesresidentesoreciénllegadosenunsitioenunazonaurbanacongruposculturales,económicosoétnicos diferentes a los miembros presentes u originales de la iglesia. Para obtener más información, visite a ministrygrants. SistemadeGestiónColaborativo:Sistemasdecolaboracióneficienteyeficazsonnecesariasparaayudaragestionareldesarrollo, suministroyaplicacióndelosdiversosproyectosdelcvmylasiniciativasquegaranticenlavitalidadcongregacionalymisionera. Algunosdeestosproyectosrequierenmúltiplescolaboradores,horarios,tareas,procedimientos,resolucióndeproblemas,decisiones y así sucesivamente; Esto significa que hay necesidad de un sistema colaborativo para vincular e integrar los proyectos. Por

224 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 223 consiguiente,elcvmestáobrandoparainstalarunsistemadegestióndecolaboracióndealtorendimientoencuatropartes ahora enaplicacióndel75% paraquelascongregaciones,losclérigosyloslaicostenganlasherramientasnecesariasypoderhablarel mismolenguajecolaborativo.dosdistritosimplementaránlanuevacolaborativaelañoentrante. Fundaciónde Desarrollo Rio Texas: Conversacionesestánenmarcha para crear una Fundación para apoyarfinancieramente las actividadesmisionalesalolargodelaconferenciaanual.lafundaciónsecreócondotacionesyasignacionesdadasporcorporaciones, individuosyfamiliasparaelapoyoylapromocióndelbienestargeneraldenuestrascomunidades. VITALIDADCONGREGACIONAL ElRdo.Robert"Bob"AllendirigelaoficinadeVitalidadCongregacional(VC).Supropósitoescapacitaraclérigosylaicos,iglesiasy distritosconrecursos,herramientasyhabilidadesparaequiparyhacervitalescongregacionesexistentesparahacerdiscípulosparala transformacióndelmundo.estoincluyeelfomentodelaformacióncristianaentodaslasetapasdelavidadelaiglesiaysusmiembros individuales. Atalfin,laRda.Dra.TanyaMarieEustacehasidonombradaSubdirectoradeDiscipuladoIntergeneracionalporlaCRT,efectivoel01 dejuliode2016.unadiáconoordenadaenlacrt,ellatiene19añosdeexperienciasirviendoaniñosyfamiliasenlaiglesialocaly actualmentesedesempeñacomodirectoradeniñosyministeriosintergeneracionaleseneldiscipuladodeministerios(anteriormente conocidocomolajuntageneraldediscipulado).suprimeratareaesdarseaconocerapersonasyentenderlasnecesidadesdecada distritoysusiglesias.unénfasisprincipalesabrirelparaguas,unainiciativaalolargodelaconferenciaparasatisfacerlasnecesidades detodoslosniños,incluyendosuseguridad,educación,relaciónynecesidadesespiritualesynosóloparalosdelaiglesiaperopara losniñosdelbarrioalrededordelaiglesia.elobjetivode es"asegurareducacióndecalidadparatodoslosniños."los pasosportomarincluyenidentificarycrearunarelaciónconlaescuelalocal,escuchandoloquelaescuelanecesitayescogerunacosa (comoleeralosniños,ayudarconlasnecesidadesdealimentosoútilesescolares,etc.). Iniciativas de Vitalidad de la Iglesia: El trabajo de revitalización continúa ofreciendo herramientas vitales para la restauración y remodelacióndenuestrascongregacioneslocales.seacualsealaetapadesuministerio,cadacongregacióndebeperiódicamente hacerpausaypreguntarseasímisma," EstamosfielmentecumpliendoconelllamadoylaComisióndeCristoennuestraiglesia?"Sin embargo, en ciertos puntos en la vida de las congregaciones, se llega a una "bifurcación en el camino" donde tenemos que preguntarnos cómo somos capaces, y si estamos dispuestos y comprometidos para avanzar con audacia en el cumplimiento de MinisteriodelReinodeDios.Granpartedeladisminucióndenuestrascongregacionespuedeatribuirseanuestraincapacidadofalta devoluntadparacambiar.paraquenuestraiglesialocalpermanezcaviableyvital,debeestardispuestaarealizarcambiossignificativos pararesponderfielmenteanuestrascomunidadescambiantes.paraayudarlasiglesiasaluchar,vcofrececonsejeríaquealienta ayudandoalasiglesiashacersemejoryayudaralasmejoresiglesiasaconvertirseenaúnmejoresiglesias.paraello,vcofrecevarias herramientasyservicioscomo:preparación360(readiness360),elinformemissioninsitereport,lainiciativadelaiglesiasaludable (Healthy Church Initiative), Iniciativa de la Iglesia Pequeña (Small Church Initiative), el Viaje Transformacional (Transformational Journey),elTallerdeCambio(ShiftWorkshop)yElegiiendolaSendaFiel(ChoosingtheFaithfulPath),VCpuedeconducirsesionesde visión,ayudaraentrenar,ayudarenlasresolucionesdelconflictoyconducircultosdesanidadyreconciliación. MembresíaaDiscipulado:Durantelosmesesdeseptiembreyoctubrede2015,másde500personasdetodoslossietedistritos asistieronalassesionesdemembresíaadiscipuladodirigidoporeldr.philmaynard.undiscípuloesunseguidordejesucristopor vida,perohayfasesdeldiscipuladocuandocrecemosencristopasandodeexploraralprincipioacrecerymadurarenlasáreasdela vidaenadoración,hospitalidad,abrirseajesúsyobedecerle,enservicioygenerosidad.unaencuestaenlíneaestádisponiblepara ayudaraalgunacongregaciónlocalyalosdiscípulosindividualesexaminardondeestáneneldesarrollodelajornadadevidacristiana, y entrenadores de discipulado capacitados pueden ayudar a conducir las iglesias en su camino de discipulado (27 entrenadores capacitadosestándisponibles). ElProcesodeCambio,unaNuevaExperienciadelaRedMundial:Dr.PhilMaynard,directordeExcelenciaenEntrenamientopara Ministerio,afirmaque"Ayudaralascongregacionesavivirensupotencial"eselpropósitodelProcesodeCambioenlaReduna experienciaderedde12iglesiasconseisexperienciasdetalleryseissesionesdeentrenamientomensualesparaelpastorycinco líderesclaves.lacapacitaciónincluyetalleresenvariosturnosquecadaiglesiatienequetomarparaseguirsiendovital:dereaccionar acambiaraunlíderdecambio,decompañerismoaldiscipulado,delaadoracióncomouneventoaunestilodevida;demembresía al discipulado, de "servirnos a nosotros mismos al servicio de otros, de "supervivencia" a generosidad y a un cambio hacia la construccióndeunaculturadehospitalidadencarnantedeconexión.lassesionesdeentrenamientonoson"tallaúnica",sinomás bienconsideraelcontexto,recursosycapacidadesdelacongregaciónyayudaalpastoryalequipodeliderazgoaveriguarloque funcionamejorparalaiglesia.vctrabajaráconelliderazgodeldistritoparallevarelprogramaacadadistritolocal. IniciativaNuevosLugares,NuevosPiueblos:GanarimpulsoparareuniramásgenteaCristoincluyenosólorevitalizarnuestramisión eniglesiasexistentes,sinotambiénpartiranuevoslugaresparaalcanzaragentenueva.elcvmhaasignado$ paraesta iniciativa;sinembargo,solamentedospedidosdebecasde$3.000cualificaronparafinanciacióndelprograma: St.MatthewIMUdeSanAntonioparasuproyecto"AguaViva",MinisteriodeAlcancealosvecinosdehablahispanaquecomenzó con40personascomprometidasvisitandoeinvitandoalosvecinos.elministerioincluyeuncultoyvariosestudiosbíblicosen español. Grupos Pequeños Wesleyanos y clases de ESL. Hasta ahora, los 10 hispanos han unido a la iglesia, y los números continúancreciendo. ElDivinoRendentorIMUenMcAllenparasu"ProyectodeMinisterioKerigma,"queesunaextensióndelprogramaalcanzandoa 4050familiasenunparquedecasasmóvilesdebajosingresos.Seinicióunprogramadediscipulado sobretododemujeresy REPORTS

225 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS niñosparalasfamiliasqueenfrentansituacionesresultantesdelaadiccióndedrogas,laviolenciadomésticaypadreomadres sinpareja.elprogramaesparacompartirelamordediosconlosniñosentrelasedadesde3y11yasusmadres,quesereúne dosvecesalmesparallevaresperanzaaestasfamilias. Fondos de inicio de la subvención todavía están disponibles para ministerios únicos dirigidos por laicos nuevos. Este fondo, sin embargo,nopuedeutilizarseparaunaposicióndepersonalsinoenelcumplimientodelllamadodediosparapersonasnuevasy lugaresnuevos.lasaplicacionesestándisponiblesenelsitiowebriotexas.org. VITALIDADDENUEVASCOMUNIDADESDEFE Vitalidad de Nuevas Comunidades de Fe (VNCF) apoya a las congregaciones locales, distritos, clero y laicos para iniciar nuevas comunidadesdefedentrodeloslímitesdelaconferencia. LaIglesiaSirviente,lamásrecientecongregaciónMetodistaUnidadelaCRT,oficialmenteseconstituyóel31deenerode2016.Fue lanzadaen2010porelrdo.ericvogtcomounmodelodeiglesiadentrodeiglesia,formadaenasociaciónconiglesiasmetodistas UnidasexistentesenelcentroyeláreaestedeAustin. Windsong(Rdo.StanGonzález),HermosaCasa(Rdo.JavierLeyva),CimarronPraise(Rda.DawnBaird)yReviveCommunity(Rdo.Rubén SáenzIII)sonloscuatronuevosproyectosdeiglesiasfinanciadasactualmenteporlaCVM.Ensuterceraño,laIglesiaLifeintheCity (Rda.ValerieSansing)enAustinurbanoesdesosténpropio.TheJourney(Rdo.KyleToomire),NortheastCommunity(Rdo.Emerson Allen),yHopeArise(Rdo.ReeseHenry)siguencreciendoennumeroysosténpropio. ElRdo.CJTillinghasthasidonombradoparainiciarunanuevacomunidaddefedesdeSeguinFirstIMUeneláreadeClearSprings. SeguinFirstcompró10acresdeterrenoenClearSpringshaceochoaños.Hoyendía,Seguíntieneabundantecrecimientocomercial yunflorecientemercadoresidencial,con1.750omásnuevahabitacionesprevistas. LaIMUdeLeander,IMUBeeCreek,IMUSpringCreekyRiversideCommunityIMUdisciernenlospasosquedebentomarparainiciar nuevascomunidadesdefeensusalrededores. VITALIDADDELLIDERAZGO EquipodeVisióndeDesarrollodeLíderes/OficinadeVitalidaddeLiderazgo ElRdo.Dr.MarcusFreemandirigelaOficinadeVitalidaddeLiderazgo(VL),trabajandoestrechamenteconelEquipodeVisiónde DesarrollodeLíderesparaequiparalídereslaicosycleroenlasmisionesysobretodoanimaralíderesmásjóvenes.Elinformedeeste añosepresentaendosseccionesprincipales:nuevasyrevisadasiniciativasgeneradasporelequipodevlylaoficinaylalabordelos coordinadoresenlasáreasdeministeriodirigidoporellibrodedisciplinacomosutrabajoserefiereparaeldesarrollodeliderazgo delcleroydelaicos. Nuevasiniciativas:Losiguientereflejalasnuevasiniciativasyáreasdedesarrollodeliderazgofacilitadasoencolaboraciónconel EquipodeVisióndeDesarrollodeLíderesyeldiariodetrabajodelaoficinadelVLdelaCVM. ModelodeliderazgoenlaCRT,UnmodelodetrescomponentesparaliderazgomisionalenelCRTseestádesarrolladoparaformar unmarcoenelcualnuevasiniciativasyrecursosparaeldesarrollodeliderazgoencursopuedanserentendidos.enprimerlugar,el trabajo del desarrollo de liderazgo se centrará en las virtudes fundamentales que son inherentes, pueden evaluarse y pueden desarrollarseconeltiempo,asícomohabilidadesdecomunicaciónquesepuedenaprender.ensegundolugar,sonhabilidadesde gestiónorganizacionalquepuedenserdesarrolladosatravésdeeducaciónyformación.entercerlugar,elmodelohacehincapiéen liderazgosocialyespiritual,encualescapacidadesyestrategiassedesarrollanenlíderesparaextenderelmensajecristianoalos camposdelamisiónyministeriodelaiglesia. GuíadeRecursosdeNDAWesleyano,AlesforzamosporhacerdiscípulosdeJesucristoparalatransformacióndelmundodehoyenel particularycambiantecampodemisión,debemosasegurarnosdequeestemosplantadosdentrodenuestraherenciawesleyana. Paralograresteobjetivo,elDr.HalKnight(profesordeteologíawesleyanaenSt.PaulSchoolofTheology)hacompiladounrecurso llamado"wesleyanondaguíaderecursos"quereúnelibros,materialesyrecursosdesarrolladosporestudiantesdelosmejores catedráticosehistoriadoreswesleyanosdelmundo.estaherramientadereferenciapuedeserutilizadaenunavariedaddemaneras, incluyendoeldesarrolloderecursosdecurrículo,enseñanzaytemasdepredicaciónydesarrollodeprogramasdeestudioindividual. CurrículodeDesarrollodeLiderazgoMisional LaJuntadeMinisterioOrdenohaestablecidolascualidadesnecesariasdeunlíder misional,yunplandeestudioshasidodesarrolladoabaseaesascualidades.escritoporelespecialistaenliderazgoyautorken Willard,elcurrículoayudaaconstruircapacidadesdedonesyvirtudes,habilidadesdeorganizaciónyestrategiasparaalcanzarel campodemisión.docemodelosdeaprendizajeincluyentemasqueabarcandesdelacompetenciacultural,justiciaydefensaalafe enelllamadodedios,alacapacidaddevisiónyhabilidadesderesolucióndeconflictosparaformaciónespiritual.unentrenamiento parafacilitadoressehaorganizadoparael23dejuliode1016. AprendizajesenelProgramadeDesarrolloUniversitariodeMinisteriosenlaIglesiaLocalparaLiderazgoentreJóvenesAdultos ProgramadeAprendizajeenMinisteriodelaCRT(AEM)esunainiciativadelaCVMparaeldesarrollodelíderescristianosadultos jóvenesmadurosyhábiles,deedades18a25,pararetosdelministerioparticularesdehoy.aprovechandoelconocimientoyla sabiduríadelospastoresexperimentadosquetienencargodedirecciónysupervisióndelosministeriospastorales,sacramentalesy misionalesdelascongregaciones,elobjetivoofrecejóvenesrespondiendoodiscerniraunllamadoalministeriolaoportunidadde aprenderbajolíderesdeexperienciayconexperienciapastoralydelaiglesiaydesarrollarhabilidadesprácticaseneldesempeñodel Ministerio.

226 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 225 BienestarIntegraldelCleroenelCuidadodeCuerpo,MenteyEspíritu Basadoenunaencuestaafinalesdelaño2015,enlacualel clerodelacrtdemostraroninterésenmásopcionesyflexibilidadencuantoabienestarycuidadopersonal,elprogramadebienestar delclerofuerevistoenelaño2016paracentrarseenunnuevoenfoqueholísticoparaelbienestar,incluyendoasistenciaparael espíritu,lamenteyelcuerpo.miembrosdelcleroqueseleccionanlasactividadesencadaunadeestascategoríasycompletalas actividadesrecibiránincentivosparaestimularyapoyarsusesfuerzos.elprogramaahoraincluyepersonaldelacrt;variasnuevas alianzasconagenciasdesalud,comoelcentroecuménicodereligiónysalud,ministeriosdereah,ministeriosdecuidadodesalud Wesley,laConsejeríadeWestTexasyelCentroSamaritano;yuna app debienestardelclerodescargableencelularesyipads. ConexiónSeminarista:TodoslosestudiantesdelSeminariodelaCRTasistenaunseminariofueradeloslímitesgeográficosdelaCRT, yamenudoestánexpuestosaesfuerzosdereclutamientoenotrasconferencias.porlotanto,laconexiónseminaristatrabajapara crearymantenerunaconexiónentrelacrtyloscandidatosparaelministerioactualmenteenelseminario.seofreceinformación, recursosyapoyoparamanteneralosestudiantesconectadosconlacrt;ofreceoportunidadesparalasentidadesdelaconferencia arelacionarseconseminaristasyseguirencontactoconellos;permiteesfuerzosdereclutamientoalpresentarseminariosenfavor delaconferencia;eincluyeotrasactividadestalescomounboletínparamanteneralosestudiantesaltantodeloseventos,becasy actividadesespecialesdelaconferencia. EquipodeDesarrolloyDiseñoRioTexasyFortalecimientodelaIglesiaNegraparalaSiglo21 o LaCRThaorganizadoelEquipode DesarrolloyDiseñoRioTexasyFortalecimientodelaIglesiaNegraparaatenderalasnecesidadesderevitalizaciónyrenovacióndela expresiónafroamericanadelmetodismounido.unpasoimportantefuelaformacióndeunaasociaciónconelfortalecimientodela IglesiaNegraparalaSiglo21 o,unainiciativadelaposentoaltodelaimu,diseñadoparaayudaraiglesiasmetodistasunidascon congregacionespredominantementeafroamericanasaqueseanmáseficacesensumisiónyministerio.hastaahora,ochoiglesias hansolicitadoyhansidoseleccionadasparaponerenmarchaestainiciativadelacrt:barnetchapel,corinth,eastst.paul,jacob s Chapel,NortheastCommunity,SanfordChapel,St.Peter s,ywesleyharper. TrabajoencursoconelDesarrolloYLiderazgodeLaicosyelCleroEstetrabajoeneldesarrolloyliderazgodelaicosyelclerose divideendosgrandescategoríasdeenfoque.desarrollodeliderazgolaicotrabajaconlídereslaicosdecrtylajuntadelaicos, Ministerios de Siervos Laicos, Educación Superior y Ministerios del Campus, Escuela de Educadores Cristianos de Parroquia y la AcademiaparaFormaciónEspiritual.Otracategoríadeatenciónimportanteparalostrabajosencursoeseldesarrollodeliderazgo delclero. Desarrollodeliderazgolaico CoLíderesLaicosdelaConferencia/"EquipodeLiderazgoLaicoRioTexas" Planificaciónparaeldesarrollodeliderazgolaicova adelantesiguienteaunareuniónconloscolídereslaicosralphthompsonysandranieto,laicosdeldistritoyconferencias,siervos LaicosenMinisterioyotroslíderes.Unadecisiónfuereemplazarelantiguonombredela"JuntadeLaicos"conunnuevonombre,el "EquipodeLiderazgoLaicoRioTexas" paradarlealequipomayorflexibilidadparainnovaryparticipar.unaconvocatoriadelaicos estáprevistaparaelotoñode2016;contaráconparticipaciónenadoración,comunión,formación,recursosyotrasactividades,con elobjetivodeinspirar,empoderaryequiparalaicosparaunniveldeservicioyministeriodentrodelaiglesialocalyfueraenelcampo demisión. MinisteriosdeSiervosLaicosBajoladireccióndelCoordinadordeConferenciaSamDubberly,MinisteriosdeSiervosLaicossigue manteniendosufunción"paraserviralaiglesialocalocargo(omásalládelaiglesialocalocargo)decualquiermaneraenlaquesu testimonio o liderazgo y servicios inspire a los laicos a un compromiso más profundo con Cristo y discipulado más eficaz..." Los directoresdedistritoapoyanlosministeriosvitalesdelaiglesiaalolargodelosdistritosydelaconferencia.entrenamientoregulary avanzadodesiervoslaicosespormediodeeducaciónsuperioryministeriosdecampus loscoordinadores,losrdos.jonherriny MargotPerezGreeneestántrabajandoparamantenerydesarrollaraúnmáslasrelacionesdelosministeriosdelCampusubicadoen loslímitesdelacrt,queincluyenlosrecursosdisponibles,gestiónysupervisióndelpresupuestodeministeriosdecampusdela Conferencia,ytramitacióndelassolicitudesdebecasofrecidasatravésdelaCRTylaJuntaGeneraldeEducaciónSuperioryMinisterio dondeseaaplicable.cuatrobecasfueronotorgadasaestudiantesuniversitariosdelasiglesiasdelaconferenciaenelaño2015. Además,unnúmeroconsiderabledeestudiantesrecibieronbecasdelaJuntaGeneraldeEducaciónSuperioryMinisterios. Otros Programas de Desarrollo de Liderazgo, La oficina de LV sirve como enlace depersonal de conferencia para un númerode programasdedesarrollodeliderazgolaicoadicionales.estosincluyenescuelacristianadeeducadoresdeparroquia,queofreceun programacontinuodecapacitaciónalapequeñaiglesiayétnicosparticipantes,voluntariosyempleadosasalariadosquesirvencomo líderesdelaeducacióncristianaeniglesiaslocales,ylaacademiaparaformaciónespiritual,queofreceunentornodecincodíasyde dos años para los peregrinos espiritualmente deseosos que combina aprendizaje académico con experiencia en las disciplinas espiritualesycomunidad.losplanesestánenmarchaparalaspróximasversionesdeestasacademiasdelacrtenlosaños2017y Desarrollodelclero LaJuntadeMinisterioOrdenadoMiembrosdelaJuntadeMinisterioOrdenado(JMO)sonmiembrosdelequipodevisióndelíderes en desarrollo, y como tal, se encargan con el desarrollo de líderes del clero. Estos miembros de la JMO ayudan a mantener las exigencias disciplinarias de clasificación clériga para el liderazgo de la iglesia, manteniendo la misión de la Conferencia para el desarrollo de líderes. Además, LV trabaja con la JMO para proporcionar cuidado pastoral y desarrollo profesional y formación, entrenamientoenellenguajeespañol,entrenamientodeloscandidatosparaelministerio,apoyoalaconvocacióndelclero,soporte deseminaristascomosem*ncionóanteriormente,yapoyodelcleromásalláeneventosyactividadesdecónyuges. REPORTS

227 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Apoyo de Educación Continua para el Clero El clero siempre se esfuerza para obtener unidades de educación continua en el cumplimiento de sus requisitos para entrenamiento continuo a través de eventos de capacitación, talleres y otras iniciativas de desarrolloyredesdelclero.paralograreseobjetivo,amenudorecibenlaayudadeagenciasgeneralesdelaiglesiaodeseminarios que a veces patrocinan estas oportunidades. Otras oportunidades educativas pueden ser desarrolladas o patrocinadas por los superintendentesdedistritoensusfuncionescomojefesdeestrategasdemisión;financiacióndedistritoesposibleatravésdeun subsidiootorgadoalacrtdemethodisthealthcareministriesespecíficamenteparaestepropósito. Programa de bienestar del clero: El programa de Bienestar del Clero 2016, mencionado arriba y su manejo y procesamiento de respuestaseincentivoscorrespondientealospastoresparticipantessiguesiendounprogramacontinuoclavedeapoyoparaelclero. ElEquipodeVisióndeDesarrollodeLíderesylaOficinadeVitalidaddeLiderazgo(VL)estánagradecidasporlagenerosacolaboración demethodisthealthcareministries,quesiguededicadoalaatencióndeldesarrolloybienestardelclero,loscualescuidandelos demás. Además, mucha gratitud se extiende a Eve Albert, asistente administrativa a la oficina de VL, por su asistencia en el procesamientodeunacantidadsignificativadelaobraadministrativadelequipoyaquellosquesesirvenatravésdeltrabajode desarrollodelíderesdelacrt. VITALIDADDEDIVULGACIÓN/EQUIPODEVISIÓNTRANSFORMACIÓNDECOMUNIDADES AbelVegasirvecomoeldirectordelaoficinadeVitalidaddeExtensión(OV)yenlavinculacióndepersonaldelaConferenciapara Equipo de Visión para la Transformación de Comunidades (EVTC). La EVTC trabaja para movilizar y equipar al clero y laicos y congregacionesentransformarlascomunidadesyelmundoatravésdeoportunidadesyparticipaciónalrededordelasáreasde misión,preocupacionesétnicasespecíficasycuestionesdejusticia.losiguientereflejalasáreasdedesarrollodelministeriofacilitadas oencolaboraciónconelevtcyeltrabajodiariodelaoficinadelaovdelcvm: ManejodelaDiversidadparaComprensiónyColaboración,UnestudiodiagnósticodetodalaConferenciarevelólosdesafíosquelas iglesias en la CRT enfrentan al alcanzar a las misiones. Mejor claridad e integración son necesarias para lograr los elementos estratégicosdelacrt(visión,objetivoseiniciativas)organizacional,social,financiero,cultural,generacional,racialyproblemasde género.enconsecuencia,untallerhasidodiseñadoparaabordartrescuestionesfundamentales:1)comprensiónintercultural,2) comprensión intergeneracional y 3) la aplicación de la Inteligencia cultural para la integración de sistemas de colaboración organizacional.facilitadorescapacitadosestándisponiblesparaconducirestostalleresparalíderesdeministeriosycongregaciones paraabordarentreculturasyllegarasusrespectivoscamposdemisión. DivulgaciónyestudiodelasmisionesUnaencuestaqueseencuentraenwww.riotexas.org/surveyselanzóentodaslasiglesiasde laconferenciaparaconocervariosesfuerzosdealcancequeseutilizanparaalcanzaralascomunidadesquesesirven.preguntasse hicieronacercadedondelasiglesiasseconectanyrespondenalanecesidaddentrodelaconferencia,elpaíseinternacionalmentea travésdeequiposdetrabajodemisiónacortoplazo.esencialmenteel25%delasiglesiasdelacrthanrespondidohastaelmomento, conelobjetivosiendoel100%departicipacióndelaencuesta.elmáximoposiblenúmerodedatosesnecesarioparacomprenderlas formasenqueestamosalcanzandoalascomunidades,elvaloryelimpactodeestetrabajo,ycómopodríaocurriralineaciónpara apoyariniciativasmisionalesenlosdistritosyatravésdelaconferenciaparaunimpactocolectivocoherente. RespuestaanteDesastresyVoluntariosenMisión(VEM)LaOficinadelaOVhaapoyadoactivamentelalabordelaComisiónde RespuestaanteDesastresdelaCRT,lacualhacombatidomúltiplesdesastresnaturalesenelañopasadodelaConferencia.Muchas iglesias respondieron después de las inundaciones enel Río Blanco y Coastal Bend enmayo de 2015, que hicieron presenciade respuestatemprana,ofrendasdecubetaydonacionesmonetariasparalainundaciónycontinuaronconrespuestaderecuperacióna largoplazo.equiposdemanejodecasosdelaconferenciaríotexascomenzaronatrabajarenseptiembrede2015enmartindale(en colaboraciónconelequipoderecuperaciónríoblancoregional)yenmarzode2016conlacomisióncoastalbendderecuperación alargoplazo(sirviendoalossobrevivientesdelainundacióndetierrasbajasqueresultarondelastormentascuandoelflujoderíos inundaronlazona).eltrabajodemanejodecasosfueapoyadoporfondosdedesastredelaconferenciaydosdonacionesde$ delaunitedmethodistcommitteeonrelief(umcor.deahoraenadelante,lacrtquiereestableceruncomitédelaconferencia VEMqueseasociaríacongruposquerespondenalosdesastres,concomunicaciónycoordinación,incluyendolacoordinaciónde respuestas a corto plazo a necesidades nacionalmente e internacionalmente, mientras que trabaja hacia las relaciones de transformaciónalargoplazo.idealmente,cadadistritotendráuncomitéparaelaliviodedesastreslocalesconcapacitaciónyun CoordinadorVEM.Además,mástrabajoesnecesarioparaayudarelflujoconstantederecuperaciónalargoplazoentreequiposen cadaárea,apoyopararecaudarfondosdelasiglesiaslocaleshaciaelfondodedesastresdelaconferencia,ylareposiciónde cubetas deinundación."conexióndevecinos,"unentrenamientopróximoparalasiglesiaslocalesofrecidoporumcor,pretendeayudara congregacionesqueseadiestrenparadesastrescomounarespuestadelministeriodelaiglesiacomocuidadesusvecinosenel espíritudejesucristo. UnidosEnMisión[UEM] Asociación50/50UnainiciativadelaJuntaGeneraldeMinisteriosGlobales[laJunta],UnidosEnMisión [UEM] es una red de colaboración global disponible para equipar a la Conferencia, el distrito o la iglesia para asociaciones transformacionalesenmisiónenlosestadosunidosyalrededordelmundo.considerandoqueunenfoquetradicionalalamisiónes amenudoalivioacortoplazoybasadoenlasnecesidades,estanuevavisióndeasociaciónabarcadesarrollobasadoenbienesactivos yalargoplazo.lossociossecomprometenmutuamenteatravésdeunconveniodeasociación50/50deuem,unpactosagradopara participarigualmentecomoelcuerpodecristomediantelautilizacióndehabilidadesyrecursosdetodos.uemesglocal(esdecir,

228 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 227 globalylocal)comoabordacuestionessistémicasenvezdetratarlossíntomas,yaseaenlosestadosunidosodelmundo.unadelas ventajasesqueuemayudaaprevenirdependenciayfomentaautosuficiencia.actualmente,tresdistritos,elvalle,elcapitalycoastal Bendestánparticipandoenesteprocesopormediodeeventosdecapacitaciónyseguimientodeldesarrollo.Paraayudaraexponer laconferenciaaesteenfoquedeministerio,patrickfriday(directordelajuntadelauemyasociadoconlajgmg Ministeriosde Asociación50/50)ofreceráunmomentodeenseñanzadurantelaconferenciaanualde2016.Mientraslasiglesiasabrazanycrecen enasociación50/50deuemaprendiendodinámicasdeaprendizaje,principiosbasadosenbienesactivosformanpartedecultivar relacionesdetransformaciónconlascomunidadesparaenfrentarlosdesafíossistémicos.algunasiglesiasenlaactualidadpueden emplearestosmétodosatravésdesusministeriosdealcanceenlascomunidades,particularmentedondeloswesleynursesdel Methodist Healthcare Ministries y agentes de salud comunitarios se encuentran. Proveyendo aprendizaje activo, así como comprensióndondeabcdseaplica,ayudaráaapoyariniciativasmisionalesdeimpactocolectivocoherenteenlosdistritosyatravés delaconferencia. ProyectodeTransformación[PT]ConocidacomoTrayendolasTresC s estudiantesuniversitarios,niñosyjuntosparaelministerio holístico,lamisióndelproyectodetransformaciónesdeinvolucrarajóvenesenliderazgoútil,apoyoaniñosdesfavorecidosysus familiasyconexióndelasiglesiasycomunidadesennecesidad.laptderíotexas,ahoraensusegundoaño,proyectainvolucrara 180participantesentressitiosesteveranoyofrecerábecasdeinternadopara26estudiantesenLaurelHeightsIMUySt.PaulIMU ensanantonioyfirstimuenboerne.conunpresupuestoanualde$ ,másdelamitad(53%)estácubiertoporbecasde fuenteexterna,conelrestopagadoporpresupuestosdelamvcydeiglesiaslocalesyfondosaúnporserrecaudados.hubomásde 260voluntariosdemásde25iglesiasmetodistasdiferentesentressitiosconactividadesduranteelveranode2015,ybecasfueron proporcionadaspara25estudiantes.ptsirvióa143participantesentressitioseseverano.antesydespuésdepruebasdelectura demostróquecasilastrescuartaspartesdelosestudiantescrecieronenunniveldelectura,porlomenos. JusticiaparaNuestrosVecinos[JPNV]yDandolaBienvenidaalPeregrinoLaOVCsigueconectando,dotandorecursos,aprendiendo y proveyendo interpretación de los distintos ministerios de inmigración de hospitalidad, educación, apoyo espiritual y servicios prácticosatravésdelajusticiaparanuestrosvecinos[jpnv] ConferenciaincluyenlaCoaliciónInterreligiosadeBienvenida( profundasyconexiónconnuestrapresenciadeiglesiaenproximidadcercanaaydentrodelascomunidadesdecoloniasenlafrontera detexasenlosestadosunidosyméxico,asícomopotencialesasociacionesdeiglesiaconiglesiaenméxicoyaméricacentral.en 2015,losministeriosJPNVdeSanAntonioyAustinwww.jfonaustin.orgrecibieron$25.500enapoyodelaMVC. COMUNICACIONESYMEDIOSDECOMUNICACIÓN ComoDirectordeComunicacionesyMediosdeComunicacióndeRioTexas,elRdo.WillRicedirigealaCRTenelusodenuevasy emergentestecnologíascomoherramientasparaelministerio.elcentrodemediosdecomunicaciónayudaalasiglesiaslocalesa aprovecharlatecnologíaqueayudaalosclérigos,funcionarios,lídereslaicosycongregacionesacomunicarsemejorenellenguaje digitalcambianteenlasmisiones.acontinuaciónsemuestranalgunasdelasiniciativasquehemosestadosiguiendoactivamente desdelaúltimaconferenciaanual. ComunicacionesdelaConferenciaAnual:Nuestrobisemanalexplosióndecorreoelectrónico Unidos ahoravaa3.335 suscriptores(alcleroderíotexas,alliderazgolaicodelaconferencia,alliderazgodelaiglesia,yalaicosyamigosdela Conferencia),conunatasaaleccesode42%yunatasade clickthrough de11,5%tasasqueestánmuyporencimadel sector de la media electrónica. Seguimos ampliando nuestra estrategia de media social, aunque nuestro número de seguidores de Twitter y Facebook están muy por debajo de donde deben estar. Creemos que un contenido coherente incrementaráesosnúmeros.nuestrositioweb(riotexas.org)continúaveraumentosdetráfico:32.000vistasdepáginaen marzode5.945usuariosdiferentesy12.634visitas. PlandeComunicacióndeCrisis :LaoficinadeComunicacionesdeRíoTexasadoptóunPlandeComunicacióndeCrisis siguiendolasrecomendacionesdelaunitedmethodistcommunications.elpropósitodelplanesprotegerlaimagendela Conferenciadurantecualquiercircunstanciadondelosvaloresdelaiglesiaestánbajojuicioeneltribunaldelaopinión pública.yahemosiniciadoelplandeunavezconlasalidadenuestroobispo.planeamosadoptarentrenamientoanual,así comocapacitacióndepersonalnuevo. VideoConferencias:LaConferenciaAnualRíoTexasusavideoconferenciasparamantenernosconectadosentresíyconel campodemisión.mientrasquenohaynadamáspoderosoqueelencuentrocaraacara,coneltamañofísicodelacrtes muydifícilycostosoreunirseenpersonayamenudosignificaquealgunasvocesnoestaránpresentesenlamesacuando se toman decisiones. Para poder utilizar videoconferencias, hemos estado invirtiendo en mejoras internas y externas y estamosconsultandocondosdistritosparaestablecersalasdevideoconferencia.esteaño,videoconferenciashanregistrado másde400horasen73encuentrosdiferentesycon360participantes.paraocasionescuandounavideoconferencianoes práctica,tambiénhemoshechoteleconferenciamásfácilymáseconómicamenteaccesible. Webinars :Oportunidadesparaaprendizaje,entrenamientoycompartodeinformaciónsemejorangrandementecuando sequitaelobstáculodeviajeyaprendizajeenlíneaestádisponible.ahoratenemoslacapacidaddeconducirseminariosen líneaquepuedenincluiravariospanelistasyhasta100asistentes.elusodeestatecnologíafuelanzadaconnuestrowebinar paraatendersesionesdeladelegacióngeneraldeconferencia,losdíasdeabril12al26de2016.losmiembrosdenuestra REPORTS

229 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS delegaciónpudieroninteractuarconmiembrosdelaconferenciaanualparadialogarlegislaciónantesdelaconferencia Generaldeesteaño. CorreoElectrónicodelClero:Debidoalacomplejidaddecomunicaciónconlosmiembrosdelclerodelaconferenciaanual, hemosempezadoaasignardireccionesindividualesdecorreoelectrónicoatodoslosmiembrosdelclero,activosyjubilados. Estefuepresentadoenlaconvocacióndelclerode2016ydebeestarporcompletoparalafechadelaConferencia.Unavez finalizado,seenviarátodalacorrespondenciaoficialdelaconferenciautilizandoestasdireccionesdecorreoelectrónico. TecnologíadeAyudaparalasIglesiasLocales:Ellugarprincipaldondeelministerioocurreesenlaiglesialocal.Porlotanto, ayudaralasiglesiaslocalesenlacomunicaciónesunafunciónimportantedelcentrodemediosríotexas.actualmente ofrecemosevaluacionesdesitiosdelwebyconsejosdetalladosparalacreacióndenuevossitiosdelweb. Porquéesesto importante?estudiosindicanque7590%delosvisitantesalaiglesiaporprimeravezvisitanelsitiosdelwebdelaiglesia antesdevisitarlaubicaciónfísicadelaiglesia.elpersonaldecomunicacionespermanecealtantodetodoslosaspectosde comunicaciones de la iglesia y comparte información a través de conversaciones de uno a uno y a través de riotexas.org/media. Nuestro Centro de Medios, que abrió sus puertas a finales de 2015, proporciona conocimientos y utilizacióndeequipoparalasiglesiasparacrearsitioswebnuevosomejores;filmar,editaryproducircontenidosdevideo; capturaryeditarimágenesdigitales. NoDejaraNingunaIglesiaAtrásEncuestadetecnologíadelaIglesiaLocal:LainiciativaNoDejaraNingunaIglesiaAtrás tiene como objetivo asegurarse de que todas las iglesias de la CRT tengan acceso al Internet de banda ancha y a computadorasmodernasparaquetenganaccesoaherramientasyrecursosparaalcanzaralcambiantecampodemisión. Esto no es siempre el caso. Una encuesta de las aproximadamente 380 iglesias en el CRT en el estado actual de su infraestructuratecnológicaysuusohizopreguntassobreherramienta,internet,sitiowebyelusodelatecnología.casi40% de nuestras iglesias no tienen sitios web, y esto no cuenta a los que tienen sitios web que están desesperadamente anticuados.másdel20%notieneninternetenlaiglesiaycasiel30%notienensuficienteanchuradebandaparatomar ventajademuchosservicioscomovideoconferenciasyseminarios.un20%denuestrasiglesiasnotienencomputadora funcional. Con la encuesta completa el siguiente paso será de establecer un perfil de destino de las iglesias que serán incluidasenlafaseunodelproyecto,quesesuponedotaráalasiglesiasdedestinoconelequipo,softwareycapacitación necesariaparaaprovecharlasventajasdelatecnologíaalcorriente. CentrodeMediosSituadoenelCentrodelaConferenciasenSanAntonio,elCentrodeMediosesunestudiodevídeo completo,concámarasdealtadefinición,lucesyequipodesonido.estáequipadoconvariascomputadorasconsoftware paraediciónyproduccióndevideos,edicióndefotosycreacióndesitiosweb.yaseestáutilizandoporlasiglesiaspara propósitostalescomocrearvideosdeanuncioparaadoración,produciendounaseriedevideossobrelaoraciónparala Cuaresmaycreandoartículospromocionalesparaseriesdesermones.Tambiénseutilizaamenudoparaproducircontenido paralapáginawebdelacrtyredessociales. Sitio web de Ayuda para Iglesias Locales El Centro de Medios ofrece dos servicios gratis para las iglesias de la CRT relacionadasconpáginasweb."revistadelapáginawebdelaiglesia"ayudaaevaluarlacalidadyeficaciadelsitiowebde la iglesia en cuanto a primera impresión, estética, contenido, navegación y posicionamiento (SEO), y ofrece recomendacionesalapáginawebparahacerlamáseficazyfácildeusar."comenzandounnuevositiowebdelaiglesia" pidealasiglesiascompletarunabreveencuestasobrelacapacidadtécnicadelaiglesia,ladisponibilidaddepresupuestoy las necesidades percibidas. El Centro de Medios completa un informe con sugerencias para comenzar, incluyendo plataformas recomendadas, contenido personalizado y consejos para comenzar. Hasta ahora hemos completado ocho informes para las iglesias locales. Hemos completado ocho consultas de "Comenzando un Nuevo Sitio Web y 24 comentariosdesitiosweb. Tecnología General de ayuda para la Iglesias Locales : El Centro de Medios recibe un flujo constante de preguntas y solicitudesdeayudaentodoslosaspectosdelatecnologíaenlaiglesia.hacemosnuestromejoresfuerzoparaestaraltanto delamásrecientetecnología,programasyserviciosenlanubeelectrónicaparapoderofrecerasesoramientoyconsulta.lo queaprendemosycompartimosdeestassolicitudessepasaalolargodeunpúblicomásamplioatravésdelapáginaweb delcentrodemedios.enelsitioriotexas.org/media,personaspuedenleeracercadetransmisiónenvivo,redessociales, correo electrónico, videoconferencias y ofrendando en línea. Los recursos continúan a extenderse en respuesta a las peticionesdenuestrasiglesiaslocales. ElCentrodeMediosdeRíoTexascontinuaráaextendersudivulgaciónatravésdeestosvariosvehículosduranteelrestodelaño2016 ymásallá.queremosasociarnosconlascongregacionesyloslíderesconunaampliagamaderecursosmisionalesparagarantizarque tengamostodoloquenecesitamosparahacerdiscípulosdejesucristoquetransformenalmundo. Enconclusión,elCVMpriorizaráelenfoqueendirigiryorientarelflujodeatención,energíayrecursosparafomentarysostenerun aumentoenelnúmerodecongregacionesvitalesdelaconferenciaríotexas(crt). Haygrananticipaciónyconstantementeestamos entransiciónhaciaelfuturodediosconconfianza!estamosavanzando,aprendiendocosasnuevasyabrazandouncuadromisional másgrandequeseamásinclusivo,másdiverso,másapacible,másrectoyjusto.notemeremos.diosestáconnosotros.cristonos envía.elespíritunosdapoder. Adelante! RubénSáenzJr.,DirectorEjecutivo,CentrodeVitalidaddeMisióndeRíoTexas

230 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 229 FORINFORMATIONONLY TheUnitedMethodistRioTexasConferenceCommissiononArchivesandHistoryhelditsinauguralmeetingAugust18,2015.Elected officersare:rev.valliblair,chair;ms.barbarafordyoung,vicechair;andms.elizabethjimenez,secretary. AwhirlwindofactivityleadbyTimBinkley,FrancesLongandJeanTraster,allarchivistswithintheSouthCentralJurisdiction,guideda teamofcommissionmembersinorganizingthelongdormantconferencearchives.afterthreedaysandover200workhoursthe roomwastransformedfromanunorganized dumpingground toafunctioningarchives. TheCommissionwillcontinuetostrivetoencouragealllocalchurchestolearnaboutandpreservethesignificanthistoricalresources thatareavailableinourcommunities.thegoalofthecommissionistomaketheinformationavailabletoconferencestaff,historians, and researchers while preserving Conference history. A parttime Conference Archivist has been hired to care for this archival information. Rev.ValliBlair,RioTexasConferenceCommissiononArchivesandHistory SOLAMENTEPARAINFORMACIÓN LaComisióndeArchivoseHistoriadelaConferenciaMetodistaUnidaRioTexascelebrósureunióndeinauguraciónel18deagosto de Funcionarios electos son:el Rdo. Valli Blair, Presidente; la Sra. Bárbara FordYoung, Vicepresidente; y la Sra. Elizabeth Jiménez,Secretaria. UntorbellinodeactividaddirigidoporTimBinkley,FrancesLongyJeanTraster,todosarchivistasdentrodelaJurisdicciónSurCentral, dirigieron a un equipo de miembros de la Comisión en la reorganización de la largamente inactiva Comisión dearchivos de la Conferencia.Despuésdetresdíasymásde200horasdetrabajo,lasalafuetransformadadeundesorganizado"tiradero"auna funcionalcomisióndearchivos. LaComisióncontinuaráaesforzarseparaanimaratodaslasiglesiaslocalesareconoceryconservarlosimportantesrecursoshistóricos queestándisponiblesennuestrascomunidades.elobjetivodelacomisiónesdeponeradisposiciónlainformaciónalpersonal,alos historiadoreseinvestigadoresdelaconferencia,preservandoasílahistoriadelaconferencia.unarchivistadeconferenciaatiempo parcialhasidocontratadoparacuidardeestainformaciónarchivística. Rdo.ValliBlair,ComisióndeArchivoseHistoriadelaConferenciaRioTexas FORINFORMATIONONLY "Gothereforeandmakediscipleofallnations,baptizingtheminthenameoftheFatherandoftheSonandoftheHolySpirit,and teachingthemtoobeyeverythingthatihavecommandedyou.andremember,iamwithyoualways,totheendoftheage." Matthew28:1920 TheGreatCommissionofJesusremainswithusinthisform,adoptedasourmissionstatement:TomakedisciplesofJesusChristfor the transformation of the world. As a cabinet, we can say that yes, disciples are being made in our churches, lives are being transformed,communitiesarebeingtransformed,andweseektocontinueontaskuntilweseethattheworldhasbeentransformed forthegoodofgodamongallofgod'speople.asdistrictsuperintendents,weknowthatourpastors,layleaders,andmembersof ourchurcheshaveconfrontedtheusualenemiesofgod'swork;apathy,indifference,comfortableness,safety,andtheeverpresent, let sdothesameoldthingsandexpectnewresults. Wehaveseensomechurchesconfrontageoldbarriers,andinsomechurches,notall,eventornthemdown,andwelcomedallpeople intotheirworshipandfulllifeoftheirchurch.wehaveseennewpeoplebaptized,significantnumbersofyoungpeopleconfirmed intoprofessingmembershipsoftheirchurch,youthgroupgoingbeyondthechurch,andbeyondtheexpectedstandardsofyouth ministry,andgoneintotheirneighborhoodsandgiveofthemselvestomakegod'sloveandpresenceknowninplaceswherethose werenotknown.pastorshavereportedchangesinpeopleafterinitialcontactwassimplytogivethemneededthings,thesesame peoplecomingbackandreturningmoneyandgoodswithexpressionsofnewlifeandblessingsbecausbecausetheysawjesusinus. Themissionfieldhasseenfaithinactioninsomanywaysinallofourdistricts,andforthatwethanktheLord. Asthecabinet,wecanreportthatwewanttoserveallpeople,butareplacingspecialemphasistoministeramongourethnicminority brothers and sisters; seeking to strengthen existing and historic churches, as well as to provide new places of worship for new people.wehaveseennewbuildingsandparsonagesbeingeitherbuiltorbought,allwiththedesiretoreachmoreanddomore.we haveseentheagelevelministriesofourconferencecontinuetobuildmomentumandgrow;umwsandummsworkingtobetter reachallpeople.workingtogether,allhaveinspiredandencouragedthecabinetandweeagerlyseekthefutureandwhatitwillbring toourconference. REPORTS

231 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Andinthemidstofallofthiswork,thecabinethasworkedhardtoprayerfully,anddeliberatelymakeappointmentswithinour itinerantsystem.undertheleadershipofbishopjanicehuie,bishopofrecord,welearnednewandinsightfulwaystoevaluatethe missionfieldanditsneeds.welaughed,cried,prayedtogether,brokebreadtogether,andworshipedtogetheraswesoughttohelp localchurchesandpastorspartnertogethertodotheworkexpectedofusasweseektomakenewdisciples.wearethankfultoall of you for your prayers and support of our difficult work, and we thank God for those who work alongside our pastors, our lay leadership,andchurchmembersintryingtotransformtheworld.wehavetraveledfar,buthavemilestogo.pero,conlaayudade Dios,haremosmas. Respectfullysubmitted, EradioValverde,Jr.,DeanoftheCabinet SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACION Id,pues,yhaceddiscípulosdetodaslasnaciones,bautizándolosenelnombredelPadreydelHijoydelEspírituSanto,enseñándoles aguardartodoloqueoshemandado;yheaquí,yoestoyconvosotrostodoslosdías,hastaelfindelmundo.sanmateo28:1920 La Gran Comisión de Jesús queda con nosotros en esta forma:haced discípulos de Cristo Jesús para la transformación del mundo.comoungabinetepodemosdecorduesí,discípulosseestánhaciendo,vidasestántransformandose,comunidadesseestán transformandose,ybuscamosseguirconnuestratareahastaquerealizamosélmundotransformadoparaelbiendediosentretodos lagentededios.comosuperintendentesdedistritosabemosquenuestrospastores/as,liderslaicos/as,ymiembrosdenuestras iglesiashanenfrentadolosenemigoscomunesdelaobradedios;apatía,laindiferencia,elestarconfortable,laseguridad,yelsiempre presente:haremoslomismocomosiempreyesperaremosalgonuevo. Hemos visto algunas iglesias confrontar a las barriers antiguas, y en algunas de ellas hemos visto, en algunas iglesias, no todas, destruidasytodaalmarecibidaalavidadeadoraciónyvidacompletadelaiglesia.hemosrealizadonuevaspersonasbautizadas, grupossignificantesconfirmadoscomomiembrosdeplanprofesión,gruposjuvenilessaliendofueradesusiglesiasalosvecindarios paradarsedesimisoparahacerrealelamorylapresenciadediosenlugaresquenoseconocían.nuestrospastores/ashanreportado cambiosenpersonasdespuésdecontactoinicialesenloscualesellosesperabanalgodeellos,regresandoyentregandodineroootras cosasconexpresionesdevidanuevaybendicionesporquehanvistoalseñorjesúsennosotros.elcampodelaborhaexperimentado laféenacciónendiferentesmanerasyporesoledamosgraciasalseñor. Comosugabinetetambiénreportamosquedeseamosserviratodaspersonas,peroconenfasisespecialdehacerministerioentre nuestros/ashermanosyhermanasdeminoriasétnicas;buscandoreenforzarlasiglesiashistoricasqueyatenemosasicomobuscarde proveernuevoslugaresdealabanzaparanuevaspersonas.hemosvistonuevosedificosycasaspastoralesfincadasocompradas, todoconeldeseodehacermásyalcanzaramás.hemosvistolosministeriosdecadaniveldeedadacontinuaracrecerenelmomento ycrecerennumero;lasmmusyloshmustrabajandoparaalcanzartodapersonas.trabajandojuntos,todoshaninspiradoyanimado elgabineteyesperamosansiosamenteelfuturoyloquevendraconélparanuestraconferencia. Yenmediodetodoestetrabajo,elgabinetehatrabajadoarduosamenteparaoraryendeliberaciónhacerlosnombramientosbajo nuestrosistemadeitenerancia.bajoelliderazodelobispojanicehuie,obispoderegistro,hemosaprendidonuevasypenetrantes manerasparaevaluarelcampodeministerioysusnecesidades.nosmemosreído,llorado,orado,comidos,yadoradojuntosalbuscar a ayudar a la iglesia local y pastors formar pareja para hacer el trabajo que se espera de nosotros al hacer nuevos discípulos.agradecimosatodosuds.porsusoracionesyapoyoparanuestrotrabajodifícil,yledamosgraciasadiosporlosque trabajanalladodenuestrospastores,lidereslaicos,ymiembrosparatransformarelmundo.hemosviajadomuchadistancia,pero losfaltanmuchasmillastodavía.but,withthehelpofgodwewilldomore! Respetuosamentesometida, EradioValverde,Jr.,DecanodelGabinete FORINFORMATION ThemissionoftheCoastalBendDistrictoftheUnitedMethodistChurchistomakeauthenticdisciplesofJesusChristforthe salvationofsoulsandthetransformationoftheworld. Itiswiththisinmindthatourdistrictteamshavebeenhardatworkofferingtrainings,spiritualretreats,leadershipeventsandvarious opportunitiesforvariousages. TheLayServantMinistriesteamhascomeupwithafiveyearplanoftrainingwhichbeganinthefallof2015.TheBasicLayServant wasofferedand18peoplerespondedtothetraining.alsoofferedwasanadvancedclasson Polity,Practice,&Missionofthe UMC.Ninepeopletookadvantageofthisclass.ThisspringanotherBasicclasswillbeheldaswellasanotherAdvancedclassbeing offeredis FromYourHearttoTheirs,deliveringaneffectivesermon.

232 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 231 TheministryteamofferedanovernightSpiritualRetreatinlateOctobertohelptheparticipantsliveintoabetterAdvent.Thisretreat calledadventjourneyhelpedthe16participantstopreparethemselvesandtheirchurchessotheycouldproclaimthegoodnewsof Christ scoming. ThisyeartheCoastalBenddistricthostedtwoMinistryWorkshops.Bothoftheeventsweredesignedforafulldayoftraining,with lunchandworship.thetopicsofferedincluded:reachingouttoourneighborswithoutjudging,prayer,discipleshipmaking,sharing resources,mentalhealthissues,outreachministries,men sministries,learningtocommunicatewell,designingachurchwebsite,and howsmallchurchescanbecomehealthychurches.besidestheseworkshopsthereweretheusualworkshopsforthesprc/pprc, finance,andtrusteecommitteemembers.itwasexcitingtoseethat111peopleattendedtheeventinbeevilleand70peoplecame tothekingsvilleevent. TohelpmakeauthenticdisciplesofJesusChristthedistrictneedsdevotedandtrainedleaders.InAugust2015wehad6peoplefrom the District who attended the Global Leadership Summit in Corpus Christi.In September we hosted a District Membership to DiscipleshipeventatSt.John sumcincorpuschristi,texaswith87peoplefrom23differentchurchesattending.injanuary2016 wehadateamof6clergyand2laypeoplewhoattendedthegraceinactionweekendinflorida.theywillbegreatresourcestothe churchesinthedistrictwiththeinformationtheylearned. Thisyear,forthefirsttimetheCoastalBendDistrictandtheElValleDistrictyouthworkerspartneredtogethertoputtogetheraYouth MidwinteratZephyrencampmentinMathisTexas.ThethemewasBacktoBasics.236participatedintheweekend.Thetwo districtshaveevaluatedtheeventandaremakingplansformidwinter2017.anotheryoutheventisthecoastalbendconfirmation RallywhichwillbeheldonApril9 th atfirstunitedmethodistincorpuschristi. Grace&Peace, Rev.LindaMorrow,DirectorofDistrictMinistries SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN LamisióndelDistritoCoastalBenddelaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaeshacerauténticosdiscípulosdeJesucristoparalasalvaciónde lasalmasylatransformacióndelmundo. Esconestoenmentequenuestrosequiposdedistritohantrabajadoarduamenteeneltrabajoqueofrececursosdecapacitación, retirosespirituales,eventosdeliderazgoyvariasoportunidadesparadiferentesedades. Elequipodeministeriosdeobreroslaicoshaideadounplandecincoañosdeformaciónquecomenzóenelotoñodelaño2015.El cursobásicodeobreroslaicosfueofrecidoy18personasrespondieronalentrenamiento.tambiénhubounaclaseavanzadasobre "Política,PrácticayMisióndelaIMU".Nuevepersonasaprovecharondeestaclase.Estaprimaverasellevaráacabootraclasebásica, asícomootraclaseavanzadaseofrecerásobreeltema"desdetucorazónalsuyo:entregadeunsermóneficaz. ElEquipodeMinisterioofrecióunretiroespiritualdesobrenocheafinalesdeoctubreparaayudaralosparticipantesavivirenun mejoradviento.esteretirollamadojornadadeadvientoayudóalos16participantesparaprepararseellosmismosyasusiglesias parapoderproclamarlasbuenasnuevasdelavenidadecristo. EsteañoelDistritodeCoastalBendorganizódostalleresdeMinisterio.Amboseventosfuerondiseñadosparaundíacompletode entrenamiento,conalmuerzoylaadoración.lostemasqueseofrecieronincluyeron:alcanzaranuestrosvecinossinjuzgar,oración, haciendodiscipulado,compartiendorecursos,problemasdesaludmental,ministeriosdealcance,ministeriosdehombres,aprender acomunicarsebien,diseñarunapáginawebdelaiglesia,ycómopequeñasiglesiaspuedenconvertirseeniglesiassaludables.además deestostallereshuboloshabitualestalleresdesprc/pprc,finanzasylosmiembrosdelcomitédesíndicos.fueemocionanteverque 111personasasistieronaleventoenBeevilley70personasasistieronaleventodeKingsville. ParaayudarahacerauténticosdiscípulosdeJesucristoeldistritonecesitalíderesdedicadosyentrenados.Enagostode2015tuvimos 6personasdeldistritoqueasistieronalaCumbreGlobaldeLiderazgoenCorpusChristi.Enseptiembreorganizamosunamembresía dedistritoaleventodediscipuladoenst.john sumcencorpuschristi,texas,con87personasde23diferentesiglesiasasistiendo. Enenerode2016tuvimosunequipode6clerosy2laicosqueasistieronalaGraceinActionWeekendenFlorida.Estoseventosserán grandesrecursosparalasiglesiaseneldistritoconlainformaciónqueaprendieronlosparticipantes. Esteaño,porprimeravez,elDistritoCoastalBendylosobrerosconlajuventuddeDistritoElValleseasociaronparaarmarunSolsticio deinviernodejóvenesenelcampamentozephyrenmathis,texas.eltemafuevolviendoalobásico.236jóvenesparticiparonenel findesemana.losdosdistritoshanevaluadoeleventoyestánhaciendoplanesparamediadosdeinvierno2017.otroeventodela juventudeslacoastalbendconfirmationrallyquesellevaráacaboel9deabrilenfirstunitedmethodistencorpuschristi. Graciaypaz, ReverendaLindaMorrow,DirectoradeMinisteriosdeDistritos REPORTS

233 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS FORINFORMATIONONLY OpeninganewchurchyearinJuly,thedistrictstrategyteammettoproposeactivitiesfortheyear.Partofthediscussionincluded involvementofyouthinthelifeofthedistrict,especiallyutilizingourdistrictworshipandretreatcenteratcathedraloaks.another focusforthestrategyteamistoinvolvemorenewlaypersonsoncommitteesthroughouttheyear. InSeptember,thoseattendingthepastor/prosmeetingwereinstructedintheprocessofencouragingparishionersinhowtodevelop theirmembershiptodiscipleship.thebusyseasonofchurchconferencesbeganonoctober11andranthroughnovember22.the Crossroadsstaffattendedeveryconferenceandofferedlistsofactivitiestoencourageparticipationoflaityandclergy.Inthespring, clergyandlaityweretrainedinadaylongsessiontitledcelebratingdiversity. CrossroadsDistrictcelebratestheongoingactivitiesoftheUnitedMethodistWomenwhosupportwomenandchildrenandthehelpful buildingskillsoftheunitedmethodistmen.thisyear,manylaypersonsandsomeclergywereinvolvedintheextensiveremodeling ofhensonchapelingonzales. Introducinganewformat,theLayServantMinistryCommitteeorganizedandpresentedthefirstovernighttrainingsessionsforbasic andadvancedcoursesatcathedraloaksonnovember67.some35studentsbecamecertified.thesameformatwasofferedonmay 67,alsoatCathedralOaks. In January, the district Know Your Job workshop was offered at Shiner UMC. Approximately 80 persons were coached in the particularsofworkingonfinance,trustees,layleadership,andsprc.theplenarymessageofnewpeople,newplaceswasgivenby PastorAaronSaenzofValleyPraiseinHarlingen,TX. UtilizingourworshipandretreatcenteratCathedralOaks,adaylongyouthrallyandconfirmandyokingwasenjoyedbyapproximately 40youththroughoutthedistrict.Youthenjoyedgames,exercises,aliveband,quietmomentsofreflection,andagenerouslunch. Afterlunch,aworshipserviceandyokingceremonyattendedbyabout85familymembersandfriendsinthefaithclosedtheyouth rally.reverendjennapurdyandreverendj.paulbruhnoflagrangefirstweretheleadershipteamforplanningtheevent. TheCrossroadsDistrictCelebration,sponsoredbythedistrictandtheboardoflaity,washeldattheBastropConventionCenterthe afternoonofapril30.agatheringandgetacquaintedtimeprecededthebriefprogramandmeal.thebishop sexemplarawardand severalyouthawardsweregivenbybishopmartinezandthedistrictsuperintendent,reverendrobertlopez. CrossroadsDistrictcontinuestocelebrateourdistrictfacility,theworshipandretreatcenteratCathedralOaks.TheLocalPastor s SchoolisscheduledthemiddleofMay.Thefacilitywillbewellusedinthesummerof2016.CurrentlyscheduledisacampatCathedral OaksinJuneandaUMARMYmissionopportunityinWeimarinJuly.WecontinuetoaffirmandsupporttheCathedralOaksstaffled bychristianmoore,kellyrodriguez,andrichardlacourse. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Iniciandounañonuevoenlaconferenciaenjulio,elgrupodeestrategiadeldistritosereunióparaproponeractividadesparaelaño. Partedeladiscusiónincluyóparticipacióndelosjóvenesenlavidadeldistrito,especialmenteutilizandonuestrocentroderetiroy adoracióncathedraloaks.otroenfoqueesinvolucraramáslaicosnuevosencomitésdurantetodoelaño. Enseptiembre,enlareunióndepastoresylíderlaicos,fueroninstruidosenelprocesodecómoanimarlacongregaciónaconvertir membresíaadiscipulado.duranteel11deoctubreyhastael22denoviembre,lasiglesiasseocupanmásconlasjuntasdeconferencia decargo.elpersonaldelaoficiadeldistritoatiendeacadaconferenciayofrecelistasdeactividadesparafomentarlaparticipación delaicosypastores.enlaprimavera,pastoresylaicosfueronentrenadosenunasesióntitulada Celebrandoladiversidad.Este entrenamientofueorganizadoporelequipodevitalidaddelaconferencia. ElDistritoCrossroadscelebralasactividadesdelasMujeresMetodistasUnidas,queapoyanalasmujeresylosniños,ylashabilidades ycorazóntrabajadoraloshombresmetodistasunidos.esteaño,muchospastores,líderlaicosymiembrosdelasiglesiascercanas participaronenlaremodelacióndelacapilladehensondegonzales,tx. Introduciendounplannuevo,elcomitédeministeriodelíderlaicosorganizoypresentaronsuprimerentrenamientodecursosbásicos yavanzados.losqueatendieronsequedaronlanocheencathedraloaksel67denoviembre.secertificaronunos35alumnos.el mismoformatofueofrecidoen67demayo,tambiénencathedraloaks. Enenero,lareuniónde"Conocersutrabajo"fueofrecidoenlaIglesiaMetodistaenShiner.Aproximadamente80personasfueron entrenadasporpastoresylídereslaicosenlasparticularidadesdetrabajarenfinanzas,síndicos,lídereslaicosopastoryparroquia.el mensajede Nuevoslugares,Nuevagente fuedadoporelpastoraaronsaenzdevalleypraiseenharlingen,tx. UtilizandonuestrocentroderetiroCathedralOaks,tuvimosundíadedicadoajóvenesyconfirmantesdonde40jóvenesatendieron detodoeldistrito.jóvenesdisfrutarondejuegos,ejercicios,unabandaenvivo,tranquilosmomentosdereflexiónyungeneroso almuerzo.tuvimosunserviciodeadoraciónyasistieroncercade85miembrosdelafamiliayamigosenlafeparaapoyaralosjóvenes. Reverenda Jenna Purdy y Reverendo J. Paul Bruhn de la iglesia Primera en La Grange fueron parte del equipo de liderazgo que organizaronelevento.

234 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 233 LacelebracióndeldistritoCrossroads,patrocinadoporeldistritoyelcomitédelaicos,sellevóacaboenelcentrodeconvenciones debastropel30deabril.estareuniónempezócontiempoparaconocerunosaotros,unprogramabreveyunacena.variospremios yreconocimientosfuerondados,departedelobispojoelmartínezyelsuperintendenterev.robertlopez,ajóvenesyadultosque hansidoservidoresejemplaresensuiglesialocaloeneldistrito. EldistritoCrossroadscontinúacelebrandoalostrabajadoresenelcentroderetirosCathedralOaks,dirigidoporChristianMoore,Kelly RodríguezyRichardLaCourse.Esperamostenerlaescueladepastoreslocalesenmayoyseutilizarátambiénenelveranode2016. TendránuncampamentoenjunioyunaoportunidaddetrabajomisioneraconelgrupoU.M.A.R.M.Y.enWeimarenjulio. FORINFORMATIONONLY TheWestDistricthas41churches 16(39%)churchesareparttimeleaving25withfulltimeappointments.Wehave20FullElders, 1FullDeacon,5FTLocalPastors,3ProvisionalElders,1AssociateMember(servingfulltime),6PTLocalPastors,and1Lay SupplyPastor. TheWestDistrictcontainsapproximately10%oftheRioTexasmembershipbut30%ofthesquaremileage.Theestimated2015 population of the West District is 233,807 with a 3.1% increase expected by % of the population is White, 46% is Hispanic/Latino,2%isBlack,1%isPacificIsland/AmericanIndian,and1%isOther.Thetopthreeagegroupsare:22.9%3554;17.7% 517;and16.2%65+.Themajority(53%)aremarried,with26.5%nevermarried,11.2%divorced,6.9%widowed,and2.4%separated. Finally,thetopthreeeducationcategoriesare:30.6%haveHSDorGED;21.8%havesomecollege;and,13.3%haveaBachelor s Degree.11.9%however,havelessthana9 th gradeeducation. Regarding the connection, the West District is comprised of 7 SubDistrict Groups with 57 churches in each. The District Superintendent/StrategistmeetswithsevenPartneringElderstogetherforspiritualguidance,continuingeducation,andsupervisory support.then,thepartneringeldersmeetwiththepastorsineachsdgapproximately6timesperyearforsimilarpurposes.thepes alsopresideatthechargeconferencesoftheirsdgchurches.wehaverotatedourgatheringplacestoincludesanangelo,junction, BigLake,SanSaba,SterlingCity,andBrackettville thusmostrecessesofourdistrictsowecanbetterunderstandourcommon ministry. Also,itisimportanttorealizethattheWestDistrictStrategyTeam(DST)functionsastheDistrictBoardofLocationandChurchBuilding whennecessary(we vehad8+churcheswithprojects),andwesubdividedintofourothersubgroups:finance&development,new Wineskins/Revitalization, Program, and Strategy. Each meets between DSTs and reports on direction and progress. The major occurrencehasbeentheclosureoflakeviewumcandthetransitiontolagovistacommunitycenter,aministryofthewestdistrict. LVCChasaWesleyNurse,3WestTexasCounseling&Guidancecounselors,andafoodpantry.Weareworkingtoclean,secure,and upgradethepropertybeforeallowingothercommunitygatherings,includingworship. AthirdmajoroccurrenceisthatthetwoAngeloStateUniversityCampusMinistrieswithwhichUM shavetraditionallyaligned(united CMandWesleyCM)havebothdecidedtounifytomoreeffectivelyreachthemissionfieldonthecampusandintheworld.The remainderof2016isan engagementperiod withthe marriage effectivejanuary1,2017. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN ElDistritodelOestetiene41iglesias16iglesias(39%)sonatiempoparcial,con25desusnombramientosatiempocompleto.Tenemos 20Presbíterosatiempocompleto,1Diáconoatiempocompleto(ATC),5pastoreslocalesATC,3PresbíterosProvisionales,1Miembro Asociadojubilado(quesirveatiempocompleto),6pastoreslocalesATC,yunPastorLaicosuplentedepúlpito. ElDistritodelOestecontieneaproximadamente10%delamembresíadelaConferenciaRíoTexas,pero30%deláreageográfica.La poblaciónde2015deldistritooesteeradeaproximadamente conun3.1%deaumentoesperadoparaelaño2020.el50% delapoblaciónesderazablanca,46%es Hispana,el2%esrazanegra,el1%esindioamericanoodelasislasdelPacíficoy1%esdeotrasrazas. Lostresprimerosgruposdeedadson:22,9%deedadde3554;17,7%de517;y16.2%de65ymás.Lamayoría(53%)soncasados, con 26.5% nunca casados, 11.2% divorciados, 6.9% viudos y 2.4% son separados. Por último, las tres categorías de educación principalesson:30,6%tieneneducacióndeescuelasuperioroged;21,8el%tienenalgunaeducacióndeuniversidady13.3%tienen unbachillerato;sinembargo,11.9%tienenmenosdeeducacióndel9ºgrado. Conrespectoaconexión,elDistritodelOesteestácompuestopor7GruposdeSubDistrito,conunpromediode57iglesiasencada SubDistrito.ElSuperintendentedeDistritoyEstrategistasereúneconsietepastoresparaguíaespiritual,educacióncontinuayapoyo de supervisión. Consecuentemente, los Presbíteros Asociados se reúnen con los pastores de cada Grupos de Sub Distrito aproximadamente6vecesporañoconelmismopropósito.lospresbíterosasociadostambiénpresidenlasconferenciasdecargode lasiglesiasensusgruposdesubdistrito.hemosgiradonuestroslugaresdereuniónparaincluirasanangelo,junction,biglake,san Saba,SterlingCityyBrackettville asícomotodoslosrinconesdenuestrodistritoparapodercomprendermejornuestroministerio encomún. REPORTS

235 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS También,esimportantesaberqueelEquipodeEstrategiadelDistrito(DST)OestefungecomolaJuntadeUbicaciónyEdificiosdela IglesiadelDistritocuandoesnecesario(hemostenidomásde8 iglesiasconproyectosdeconstrucción),ynoshemossubdivididoencuatrosubgrupos:finanzasy Desarrollo,NewWineskins/Revitalización,yProgramayEstrategia.Cadaunosereúneconel EquipodeEstrategiadelDistrito(DST)einformasobreladirecciónquellevaysuprogreso.Lareuniónmásimportantehasidoel cierredelakeviewimuylatransiciónalcentrodecomunidadlagovista,unministeriodeldistritooeste.lvcctieneunaenfermera Wesley,3WestTexasConsejerosdeConsejeríayDirecciónyunadespensadealimentos.Estamostrabajandoparalimpiar,asegurar yprepararlapropiedadantesdepermitirqueotrasreunionesdelacomunidad,incluyendolaadoracióntomenlugarallí. Una tercera reunión principal ha sido la de los dos ministerios Campus de la Universidad de Angelo State con quién las Iglesias metodistassehantradicionalmenterelacionado(ministeriosdecampusunidosywesley),ambosdecidieronunificarseparaalcanzar másefectivamentealasmisionesenelcampusyenelmundo.elrestode2016esun"períododecompromiso"conel"matrimonio" eficazenel1deenerode2007. Respectfullysubmitted, StevePurdy FORINFORMATIONONLY Godmademe.HemademewhoIam.Godmademe.HemademewhoIam.Iamvictorious.Youcan tstop!youcan tblockme. GodmademewhoIam.UMWthatattendedour OnedayofPraiseandPrayer workshopproclaimedthatexcitementthat God MadeMeWhoIam andgodmademeforapurpose. Duringthepastyear,theUMWofRioTexasConferencehavelaidthefoundationforastrongandvitalconferencefillwithrespectfor differentcultureandgiftsthatgodhasgiveneachofus.wehaveunitedrealizingthatweneedeachothertosurviveandthatwe lovegodandweloveeachother InJanuary2016welaunchedasecondyearbuildingaconferencewithsevendistricts.ThroughourLeadershipworkshopreinforced ourfoundationbypresenting ATaleofthe O. Thispresentationallowedtheladiestolookattimeswhentheywereinthemajority (an X )andtimeswhentheywereintheminority(an O. Eachwomenwasabletoidentifyandsharehowitfeelstobean X and howitfeelstobean O. ThreeeventsarevitalinthelifeoftheUnitedMethodistWomen.TheyenhanceanddevelopUnitedMethodistWomen.Theevents includedconferenceumwluncheon,missionu,andourconferenceannualmeeting. OurAnnualUMWLuncheonwillbeheldonJune11 th attheannualconferenceat12:15p.m.attheamericanbankcenter,2ndfloor, WaterGardenA,1901ShorelineDr.,CorpusChristi,TX.Platesare$22untilMay27 th.ourguestspeakerwillbemintamoore, ExecutiveDirectorofNewLifeRefugeMinistries.Mintawilladdressourtheme: HumanTrafficking:CalltoAwarenessandAction. OurMissionuwillbeheldJuly810,2016atMt.Wesley.Threemissionstudiesareofferedeachyearageographical,currentissue, andspiritualgrowthstudy.thesestudiesmotivate,inform,andenrichourcommitmenttoglobalministry.localmembersaswellas leadersaretrainedtoleadoneofthethreemissionstudies.thoseleaders,inturn,areabletoleadmissionstudiesintheirlocaland districtgroups. The2016MissionStudiesare: Spiritualgrowth: TheBibleandHumanSexuality Issuestudy ClimateJustice,Adult,Youth,andChildren Geographic: LatinAmerica:PeopleandFaith OurConferenceAnnualMeetingwillbeheldinAustin,TexaswiththeCapitalDistrictashostonOctober1415,2016. Wemayhavedifferentcultures,languages,talentsandgifts.ButwewereallmadebyGodforapurpose.We veplantedseedsinthe livesofunitedmethodistwomenoftheriotexasconference.weliftedourvoicesandproclaimeddavidfrazier ssong INeedYou tosurvive. SubmittedbyLillieB.Williams,President SOLAMENTEPARAINFORMACIÓN Diosmehizo.Mehizoquiensoy.Diosmehizo.Mehizoquiensoy.Soyvictoriosa. Nomepuedesdetener!Nomepuedesestorbar. Diosmehizoquiényosoy.LasMujeresMetodistasUnidas(MMU)queasistieronanuestrotaller"UnDíadeAlabanzayOración proclamaronesaemociónque"diosmehizoquiényosoy"y Diosmehizoparaunpropósito.

236 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 235 REPORTS Duranteelañopasado,lasMMUdelaConferenciaRíoTexasasentaronlabaseparaunafuertevitalConferenciallenaderespectoa lasdiferentesculturasydonesquedioshadadoacadaunadenosotras.noshemosreunidodándonoscuentaquenosnecesitamos mutuamenteparasobrevivirydecirqueamamosadiosynosamamoslasunasalasotras. Enenerode2016lanzamosunsegundoañoconstruyendounaconferenciaconsietedistritos.Atravésdenuestrotallerdeliderazgo reforzamosnuestrabasemediantelapresentaciónde"uncuentodela'o ".Estapresentaciónpermitióalasdamasaverlasveces cuandoestabanenlamayoría(una"x")yeltiempocuandoestabanenlaminoría(una"o").cadaunapudoidentificarseycompartir cómosesienteseruna"x"yquésesienteseruna"o". TreseventossonvitalesenlavidadelasMujeresMetodistasUnidasquemejoraronydesarrollaronalasMujeresMetodistasUnidas. LosacontecimientosincluyeronelalmuerzodelaConferenciaMMU,laMisiónUynuestraReuniónAnualdelaConferencia. NuestraComidaAnualdelasMMUsecelebraráenjunio11enlaConferenciaAnualalas12:15P.M.enelAmericanBankCenter,2ndo Piso,JardínA,1901ShorelineDr.,CorpusChristi,TX.Lascomidascuestan$22hastael27demayo.Nuestraoradorainvitadaserá MintaMoore,DirectoraEjecutivadelMinisteriodeRefugioNuevaVida.Mintaabordaráeltema:"ElTráficoHumano:UnLlamadoa ConcienciayAcción." NuestraMisiónseráenlosdías8al11deJuliode2016enMt.Wesley.Tresestudiosdemisiónseofrecencadaañounacuestión geográficaactualyunestudiodecrecimientoespiritual.estosestudiosmotivan,informanyenriquecennuestrocompromisoconel ministerioglobal.miembraslocalesasícomolíderesseráncapacitadasparaconducirunodelostresestudiosdemisión.esaslíderes, asuvez,seráncapacitadasparaconducirestudiosdemisiónensusgruposlocalesydistritos. LosEstudiosdeMisiónde2016son: CrecimientoEspiritual: LaBibliaylaSexualidadHumana EstudiodeUnaCuestión JusticiaClimática,Adultos,JóvenesyNiños Geográfica: AméricaLatina:SuGenteysuFe NuestraReuniónAnualdeConferenciasecelebraráenAustin,TexasconelDistritoCapitalcomoanfitriónenlosdías14y15deoctubre de2016. Tendremosdiferentesculturas,idiomas,talentosydones,perotodasfuimoshechasporDiosparaunpropósito.Hemosplantado semillasenlasvidasdemujeresmetodistasunidasdelaconferenciaríotexas.levantamosnuestrasvocesyproclamamoselcanto dedavidfrazier, TeNecesitoParaSobrevivir". EnviadoporLillieB.Williams,Presidenta FORINFORMATIONONLY GreetingsfromMethodistChildren shome(mch)andthechildren,youthandfamiliesweserve.ourministryispossiblethanksto thesupportofourmanybenefactorsandfriends,includingthosefromtheriotexasannualconference.iamhonoredtoreportto youthatmchcontinuestobeincompliancewithand,inmanycases,exceedbestpracticestandardsforchildcareestablishedbythe statesoftexasandnewmexicoaswellasthecouncilonaccreditation(coa),aninternationalaccreditingorganizationofchild welfare,behavioralhealth,andcommunitybasedsocialservices. Iinviteeachmemberoftheannualconferencetovisitourwebsiteatwww.MCH.orgtoviewourstrategicplan,annualreportor exploreinmoredetailourmission.guidedbyourcorevaluesofchristianprinciples,relationships,responsibility,growth,service andhope,mchprovidestheservices,programsandtalentedindividualsneededtopositivelyimpactthelivesofchildren,youthand familiesthroughouttexasandnewmexico.thisishappeningeverydaythroughresidentialprogramsonourhistoricwacocampus andboysranch,locatedjustoutsideofwaco,aswellasthrough12mchfamilyoutreachoffices,includingofficesincorpuschristi andsanantonio. Thereasonschildrenandyoutharriveinourcareareuniquetoeachindividual.Theyrangefromextremetraumaorasuddenchange inthefamilystructuretoschoolissuesorpoorchoicesinadifficultandeverchangingworld.ourcollaborationwithtexaschristian University sinstituteofchilddevelopmenttoincorporatetrustbasedrelationalintervention(tbri)aswellasotherbestpractices intoourdailyprogramskeepsmchonthecuttingedgeofchildcare.theseprovenandtestedtechniquesandmethodsofinteracting withchildrenareimpactingfamiliesinpositiveways.ourvisionremainstosharewhatwelearninservingthechildrenandfamilies from hardplacesinlife withpastors,youthministersandconcernedfamilymembersinthelocalchurchbecausemchknowsyou areencounteringsimilarsituationsaswell.thelessonswearelearning,coupledwithspiritualdevelopmentopportunitiesforall childreninourcare,makemchauniqueministryoftheunitedmethodistchurch.

237 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Throughoutthepastyear,MCHmarkedour125thanniversaryofministrybycommemoratingthepast,celebratingthepresentand creatingthefuture.aswelookbackandseehowfarwehavecomesince1890,wearegratefulfortheclearwaygodhasledmch throughtheseyearsinourmissionto offerhopetochildren,youthandfamiliesinanurturing,christiancommunity. Throughthegenerosityofourbenefactors,theprayersofourfriendsandsupporters,andthecommitmentofaskilledcommunityof MCHemployees,herearesomeofthethingsyouhelpedMCHaccomplishforGod sgloryandthoseweserve: Celebrated125yearsofministrythroughanumberofspecialevents,highlightedbyouranniversarycelebrationonOctober 10inWaco.SpecialguestsChipandJoannaGaines,electedpublicofficials,Boardmembers,volunteers,alumni,staff,young people,andbenefactorscametogethertohonortheworkgodhasdonethroughmchsince1890. Completedaboldfiveyearstrategicplanthathashelpedchartabrightfutureforthisministry.Ourleadershipteamisworking onanewplantofurtherchallengemchtoservetheneedsofmorechildren,youthandfamiliesfromtexasandnewmexico. StartedbuildingthefirstnewhomeonourWacocampusinmorethan50years. EarnedafourstarratingfromCharityNavigator,theirhighestratingavailable.Thisdesignationcomesastheresultofour closeoversightinareasofourfundraising,operationsandfinancialmanagement. Assisted25youngpeopleingraduatingfromourUniversityofTexas UniversityCharterSchoolontheWacocampusand otherpublicschoolsystems.thankstoourmanyfriendswhomadeannualgiftstoourgeneralscholarshipfundordesignated moniesfromtheirestatesforscholarships,approximately$500,000wasavailabletoassistmorethan100mchalumniin pursuingadvancededucationdegreesandcertificates. AnnouncedplanstoopennewMCHFamilyOutreachofficesinKilleenandBryan/CollegeStation,Texas,andLasCruces,N.M. Enjoyedagreatyearforourathleticprograms,AgScience/FFAandEnvironmentalStudiesprogramsandotherextracurricular activities.ourmchbulldogfootballteamreachedthestatefinalsandweenjoyedoneofourbestyearsonrecordattheheart O Texas Fair & Rodeo. We believe these extracurricular activities are powerful ways to help teach our young people responsibilityandenablethemtogainasenseofbelonginginournurturing,christiancommunity. Ourachievementsinthepast,andthoseyettocome,aredirectlyrelatedtothemenandwomenwhogivetheirtime,talentsand resourcestoblessourchildren.thefollowingindividualsfromtheriotexasannualconferenceserveonthemchboardofdirectors: Mr.BillBingham,Austin Mr.MarioOlivarez,CorpusChristi Mrs.CandyMallonee,SanAntonio Mr.BobRork,SanAntonio Theseindividuals,alongwithotherBoardmembers,MCHCommissionersandbenefactors,enableourministrytoachieveitsmission. OnbehalfofMethodistChildren shome,thankyouforsharingourstoryinyourchurchesandcommunities.ifyouwouldliketo scheduleaspeaker,arrangeatourorrequestresourcestohelppromoteanoffering,contactourdevelopmentofficeby at development@mch.org,byphoneat(254) or(800) ,orbymailat1111herringavenue,waco,texas Iagainencourageyoutovisitourwebsiteatwww.MCH.orgtodownloadstories;identifyresourcestohelpeducateyourcongregation onourministry;viewatransparentlistingofourfinancialresourcesandservicesdelivered;findouthowyoucanreferachildfor placement;orlearnmoreaboutacalltoserveourministryasahomeparent,fosterparentorinanothercapacityasweseektooffer hopetothoseinourcare. This year MCH asks the Annual Conference to once again review the content of our Statement of Covenant Relationship. This documentisincludedattheendofthisreport.itdefineshowmchandtheannualconferencesoftexasandnewmexicooperate independentlybutalsotowardacommonmission.mchhasapolicyinstitutedbyourboardofdirectorsrequiringthatwereviewthe StatementofCovenantRelationshipeveryfouryears.TheonlychangesinvolvetherealignmentinthenumberofAnnualConferences fromtexasandnewmexicowhichresultedinourboardmembershipdecreasingbyonemember.thedocumentalsoreflectsthe newnameoftheriotexasconference. Aswenowcelebrateour126 th yearofministry,mchknowsourservicetochildrenandfamiliesispossiblebecauseofgod samazing grace and our generous benefactors. Thank you for your trust and support of our ministry. May God continue to bless you, the ministriesoftheriotexasannualconferenceandmethodistchildren shome. Sincerely, TimBrown,President/CEO InformealaConferenciaAnual2016RioTexas SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN SaludosdelMethodistChildren shome(mch)ylosniños,jóvenesyfamiliasaquienesservimos.nuestroministerioesposiblegracias alrespaldodenuestrosmuchosbenefactoresyamigos,incluyendoaldelaconferenciaanualríotexas.tengoelhonordeinformar austedesquemchcontinúaacumplirconlasreglasdecuidadodeniñosestablecidasporlosestadosdetexasynuevoméxico,así comoporelconciliodeacreditación(coa),unaorganizaciónacreditadorainternacionalparaelbienestardeniños,saludmentaly serviciossocialescomunitarios. Invitoacadamiembrodelaconferenciaanualavisitarnuestrositiowebenwww.MCH.orgparavernuestroplanestratégico,nuestro informeanualoaexplorarenmásdetallenuestramisión.guiadosp*rnuestrosvaloresdeprincipioscristianosclaves,relaciones, Responsabilidad, Crecimiento, Servicio y Esperanza, MCH provee los requeridos servicios, programas y personas con talentos

238 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 237 necesariosparaimpactarpositivamentelavidadeniños,jóvenesyfamiliasentexasynuevoméxico.estosucedetodoslosdíasa travésdelosprogramasresidencialesennuestrohistóricocampusenwacoyboysranch,ubicadofueradewaco,asícomoatravés de12oficinasdealcancefamiliardemch,incluyendooficinasencorpuschristiysanantonio. Lasrazonesquelosniñosyjóvenesllegananuestrocuidadosonúnicosdecadaindividuo.Varíandesdeuntraumaextremooun repentino cambio en la estructura familiar a problemas escolares o pobres decisiones en un mundo difícil y cambiante. Nuestra colaboraciónconelinstitutodedesarrollodeniñosdelauniversidadtexaschristianparaincorporarintervenciónrelacionalbasada enlaconfianza (TBRI),asícomootrasprácticasdemejorasennuestrosprogramasdiarios,mantieneaMCHenlavanguardiadelcuidadodeniños. Estastécnicasprobadasycomprobadasymétodosdeinteractuarconlosniñosimpactanalasfamiliasenformapositiva.Nuestra visiónsiguesiendoelcompartirloqueaprendemosdelosniñosylasfamiliasenlos"lugaresdifícilesenlavida"conlospastores, ministrosdejóvenesymiembrosdelafamiliaenlaiglesialocal,yaquemchsabequeuds.seencuentranconcasossimilarestambién. Lasleccionesqueaprendemos,juntoconoportunidadesdedesarrolloespiritualparatodoslosniñosennuestrocuidado,haceúnico elministeriodemchenlaiglesiametodistaunida. Durante el último año, MCH marcó nuestro 125 º aniversario de ministerio conmemorando el pasado, celebrando el presente y creandoelfuturo.almirarhaciaatrásyverhastadondehemosllegadodesde1890,estamosagradecidosporlaformaclaraenque DioshallevadoaMCHduranteestosañosennuestramisiónde"ofreceresperanzaalosniños,jóvenesyfamiliasenunacomunidad cristianayenriquecedora". Gracias a la generosidad de nuestros benefactores, las oraciones de nuestros amigos y simpatizantes y el compromiso de una especializadacomunidaddelmch,aquíestánalgunasdelascosasqueuds.ayudaronamchalograrparalagloriadediosyparala mejoradeaquellosaquienesservimos: Celebró125añosdeministerioatravésdeunaseriedeeventosespeciales,resaltadaennuestracelebracióndeaniversario el10deoctubreenwaco.losinvitadosespecialeschipyjoannagaines,asícomofuncionariospúblicos,elegidos,miembros delajunta,voluntarios,alumnos,personal,jóvenes,ybenefactoresseunieronparahonrarlaobraquedioshahechoa travésdemchdesde1890. CompletóunaudazplanestratégicodecincoañosquehaayudadoaencartarunbrillantefuturoparaesteMinisterio. NuestroequipoestátrabajandoenunnuevoplanparadesafiaraúnmásaMCHaatenderlasnecesidadesdemásniños, jóvenesyfamiliasdetexasynuevoméxico. Comenzóaconstruirlaprimeracasanuevaenmásde50añosenelcampusdeWaco. ObtuvounacalificacióndecuatroestrellasdeCharityNavigator,lamáselevadaclasificacióndisponible.Estadesignación vienecomoresultadodenuestraestrechasupervisiónenlasáreasdenuestrarecaudacióndefondos,operacionesygestión financiera. Asistióa25jóvenesagraduarsedelaUniversidaddeTexas EscueladeCartaUniversitaria enelcampusdewacoyotrossistemasdeescuelaspúblicas.graciasanuestrosnumerososamigosquehicieronregalos anualesanuestrofondogeneraldebecasoseñalarondinerodesusfincasparabecas,aproximadamentelacantidadde $ estuvodisponibleparaayudaramásde100alumnosdeMCHenelrecaudodecertificadosytítulosdeeducación superior. AnuncióplanesdeabrirnuevasoficinasdedifusióndefamiliasdeMCHenKilleenyBryan/CollegeStation,TexasyLas Cruces,N.M. Disfrutóungranañoennuestrosprogramasdeportivos,AgScience/FFAyProgramasdeestudiosdelmedioambientey otras actividades extracurriculares. Nuestro equipo de fútbol, Los Bulldogs demch, alcanzó la etapa final del estado y disfrutó de uno de nuestros mejores años en la Feria de Texas y Rodeo Heart O Texas. Creemos que estasactividades extraescolaressonformaspoderosasparaayudaraenseñaranuestrosjóvenesresponsabilidadyparapermitirlesobtener unsentidodepertenenciaennuestracomunidadvigorizanteycristiana. Nuestroslogrosenelpasadoylosdelporvenirestándirectamenterelacionadosconloshombresymujeresquedansutiempo, talentosyrecursosparabendeciranuestroshijos.lossiguientesindividuosdelaconferenciaanualriotexassirvenenlajuntade DirectoresdeMCH: ElSr.BillBingham,Austin ElSr.MarioOlivárez,CorpusChristi LaSra.CandyMallonee,SanAntonio ElSr.BobRork,SanAntonio Estosindividuos,juntoconotrosmiembrosdelaJunta,comisionadosdelaMCHybenefactores,permitenanuestroMinisteriolograr sumisión.ennombredelmethodistchildren shome,graciasporpermitirnoscompartirnuestrahistoriaensusiglesiasycomunidades. Sideseaninvitarunaltavoz,organizarunagiraohacersolicitudderecursosparaayudararecaudarunaofrenda,favordeponerseen contactoconnuestraoficinadedesarrolloporcorreoelectrónicoadevelopment@mch.org,porteléfonoal(254) o(800) ,oporcorreoa1111HerringAvenue,Waco,Texas Otravezlesanimoavisitarnuestrositiowebenwww.MCH.orgparadescargarhistorias;identificarrecursosparaayudaraeducara sucongregaciónennuestroministerio;paraverunalistatransparentedenuestrosrecursosfinancierosyservicios;paraaveriguar cómoreferiraunniñoparaubicación;oparamásinformaciónsobreunllamadoaservirennuestroministeriocomoparientedecasa, parientealternativooenotracapacidadennuestraofrendadeesperanzaaaquellosennuestrocuidado. REPORTS

239 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS EsteañoMCHpidealaConferenciaAnualquerepasenuevamenteelcontenidodenuestraDeclaracióndeRelacióndePacto.Este documento se incluye al final de este informe. Define como MCH y las Conferencias Anuales de Texas y Nuevo México operan independientemente,perotambiénenmisióncomún.mchtieneunapolíticainstituidap*rnuestroconciliodeadministraciónque requiereelrepasodeladeclaraciónderelacióndepactocadacuatroaños.losúnicoscambiosincluyenelreajusteenelnúmerode ConferenciasAnualesdeTexasyNuevoMéxicoqueresultarondelrebajodeunodelosmiembrosdelaJunta.Eldocumentotambién reflejaelnuevonombredelaconferenciaríotexas. Alcelebrarnuestro126 añodeministerio,mchreconocequenuestroservicioaniñosyfamiliasesposibleporlagraciamaravillosa dediosynuestrosgenerososbienhechores.graciasporsuconfianzaennuestroministerioyrespaldo.quediossigabendiciendolos ministeriosdelaconferenciaanualriotexasyelmethodistchildren shome. Atentamente, TimBrown,PresidenteyDirectorGeneral FORINFORMATIONONLY MorningsideMinistriescontinueditsmissionofenhancingthedignityandqualityoflifeofolderadults,theirfamiliesandcaregivers in2015.itwasasuccessfulyearasnewinitiativesandprogrammingwereintroducedatmorningside sthreegrowingcommunitiesin SanAntonioandBoerne. Throughoutthefirsthalfof2015,MorningsideMinistries BoardofDirectorsandexecutiveteamestablishednewmissionandvision statementsandsixcorevaluesfortheorganization.thenewmissionstatementreplacestheunofficialsloganof caringforthosewho caredforus andreadsasfollows: ThefaithbasedmissionofMorningsideMinistriesistoenhancethedignityandthequalityoflife ofolderadults,theirfamiliesandcaregiverswithcompassionatecare. MorningsideMinistries visionisthatby2020,itwillbethe mosteffective,desiredorganizationintexasservingolderadultsthroughhighquality,accessibleservices. ItwasimportanttoestablishcorevaluesthatevokedthenatureoftheorganizationtothosefamiliarandunfamiliarwithMorningside. Thesecorevaluesare:faithbasedservice,compassionatecare,integrity,innovation,stewardshipandexcellence.Itisourhopethat thesecorevalueswillhelpleadusintherightdirectionthroughoutthisnewyear,andforyearstocome. WearegratefulfortheleadershipandsupportshownbyourBoardofDirectorswhichincludesJulieBrayPatterson,Dr.Melinda McFarland,MarySchoff,BobScott,BobWehmeyer,CarlRohlfs,andBishopJoelMartinezfromtheRioTexasConferenceoftheUnited MethodistChurch.Thegenerosityofdonorsandloyalfriendsandtheongoingprayers,encouragement,andsupportoftheConference allowustocontinueourmissionofprovidingservicestoseniorsinthelocalcommunity.stayingtruetoourgoalofcaringforthose whocaredforus,morningsideonceagainprovidedmillionsofdollarsincharitablecaretoresidentsthispastyear. LeadingAgeTexashonoredlongtimeMorningsideMinistriesChairpersonPatrickHeathwiththeBoardLeadershipAwardduringits 2015AwardsProgram.MayorHeathhasbeeninvolvedwithMorningsideMinistriesforover15yearsandhasservedonboththe MorningsideMinistriesandMorningsideMinistriesFoundation,Inc.BoardofDirectors.Wearegratefulthathisleadership,knowledge andcallingtoservewasdulyrecognizedbyleadingagetexas. SignificantrenovationstookplaceatMorningsideMinistries flagshipcommunity,themanor,throughout2015.theamountof$1.2 million,consistingofaleadgiftfromvaleroenergyfoundationandanumberofoutsidegrants,madeitpossibleforaskillednursing unitandseveralresidentroomstoreceivemuchneededimprovements.completedrenovationsincludeabrandnewspafacility featuringthreeprivatebathingareas,theexpansionofanexistingnursesstationandtherenovationof17residentrooms.these renovationswillimprovethequalityoflifeofourresidentsforyearstocome. WearethrilledtoannouncethattheassistedlivingexpansionatMorningsideMinistriesatMengerSpringsinBoernewassuccessfully completedinwinter2015.thebrandnew,threestorycibolohouseassistedlivingbuildingfeatures48apartmentresidencesand spacious,attractivecommonspacesincludingaresidentdiningroom,astateoftheartkitchen,awellnesscenter,aworshiproom andplentyofresidentactivityareas.mengersprings newindependentlivingcommunity,theoverlook,isover80%presoldand continuesunderconstructionwithanexpectedopeningdatewithinthenextfewweeks. TheintroductionoftheMusicandMemoryprogramatCiboloHouseMemoryCareatMorningsideMinistriesatMengerSpringswasahuge stepformorningsideministries memorycareprogram.musicandmemoryisanonprofitorganizationthatincorporatesmusictherapyinto thelivesofolderadultslivingincontinuingcarefacilitiesbyprovidingthemwithipodscontainingsongsthatarefamiliartothem.introducing theprogramatcibolohousewasmadepossiblebyapartnershipformedbetweenmorningsideministriesandthemusicprogramatthe UniversityofTexasatSanAntonio.ToraisefundsneededtoapplyfortheMusicandMemorycertificationprogram,twobenefitmusical concertsandafreemoviescreeningoftheawardwinningdocumentaryaliveinsidewereheld,allopentothepublic.over$1,000was successfullyraisedforcertificationandtopurchaseipodshuffles,headphonesanditunesgiftcardsforthememorycareresidents.memory careresidentsareenjoyingthebenefitsthatcomewithbeingabletolistentotheirfavoritemusic.staffmembersoftensharestoriesof residents comingalive astheylistentomusic,withmanysmilingfromeartoearandsomeevendancingintheirseat. Nowinitsninthyear,MorningsideMinistries onlineeducationalprogrammmlearn.orgcontinuestoofferinnovative,informative andeducationalwebbasedtrainingonamyriadoftopicsrangingfromgriefandlosstocaregivingforapersonwithdementia.these videosarefreetocaregivers,familymembersandhealthcareprofessionalsaroundtheworld.

240 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 239 ItwasanotherproductiveyearformmLearn.orgastheyintroducedneweducationalvideoseriesontopicssuchaspalliativecareand eldercaredentalhygiene,doneincollaborationwiththeuniversityoftexashealthsciencecenterinsanantonio s(uthscsa)school ofnursinganddepartmentofperiodontics,respectively. Thankstothe$350,000HumanaCommunitiesBenefitGrantawardedin2014,mmLearn.orgsuccessfullyincreasedthenumberof videoprogramsthatweretranslatedtospanishusingvideocaptioning.mmlearn.orgalsoassistedanumberoforganizationswith their training practices and fundraising efforts; those organizations include Project Mend in San Antonio, the LeadingAge Texas LeadershipInstituteandtheTexasDiaperBank. mmlearn.orgcontinuestogrowannuallyasnewusersaroundtheworldaretakingadvantageofthefreetrainingvideosavailableon themmlearn.orgwebsite.thetotalnumberofvideoviews,includingthoseonyoutube,increasedto324,981in2015.thisisa103% increaseoverthe2014numbersanda48%increaseoverthe2015projectedgoal. Aswewelcomeanotheryear,MorningsideMinistrieswillcontinueitspathtofulfillthevisionofbecomingthemosteffective,desired organizationintexasservingolderadultsthroughhighquality,accessibleservices.wearedeeplygratefulfortheopportunitiesand blessingsthatwerepresentedtouslastyear,andlookforwardtothemanygiftsthatareinstoreforourresidentsandhardworking staffinthefuture. Iinviteyoutovisitanyofourthreecommunities.Pleasefeelfreetocontactmeat(210) torequestabrochureortoarrange a tour. To learn more about Morningside Ministries and to view our quarterly magazine, Lifetime Living, visit our website, AlvinA.Loewenberg,President SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN MorningsideMinistriescontinuósumisióndemejorarladignidadylacalidaddevidadelosadultosmayores,susfamiliasycuidadoresen 2015.FueunañoexitosoconlaintroduccióndenuevasiniciativaseblastrescomunidadesMorningsideenSanAntonioyBoerne,Texas. Durantelaprimeramitadde2015,elConsejodeAdministraciónyelequipoejecutivodeMorningsideMinistriesestablecieronnuevas declaracionesdemisiónyvisión,yseisvaloresfundamentalesparalaorganización.lamisiónbasadaenlafedemorningsideministries esparamejorarladignidadylacalidaddevidadelosadultosmayores,susfamiliasycuidadorespormediodecuidadocompasivo.la visióndemorningsideministriesesqueparaelaño2020,serálaorganizaciónmásefectivaydeseadaentexassirviendolosadultos mayoresatravésdeserviciosaccesiblesydealtacalidad. Nuestros seis valores fundamentales son: servicio basado en la fe, cuidado compasivo, integridad, innovación, mayordomía y excelencia.fueimportanteestablecervaloresfundamentalesqueenseñanlanaturalezadenuestraorganizaciónapersonasfamiliares ynofamiliaresconmorningsideministries.esperamosqueestosvaloresnosayudenadirigirenladireccióncorrectaalolargodeeste nuevoaño,yenlosañosvenideros. Nossentimosagradecidosporelliderazgoyelapoyomostradop*rnuestroConsejodeAdministraciónqueincluyenaJulieBray Patterson,Dra.MelindaMcFarland,MarySchoff,BobScott,BobWehmeyer,CarlRohlfs,yelobispoJoelMartinezdelaConferencia deríotexasdelaiglesiametodistaunida.lagenerosidaddenuestrosamigoslealesydonantes,juntoalasoracionescontinuasyel apoyodelaconferencia,nospermitencontinuarnuestramisióndeproveerserviciosapersonasmayoresdenuestracomunidad. Fuimosfielesanuestroobjetivode cuidaralosquenoscuidaron, yproporcionamosunavezmásmillonesdedólaresenayuda caritativaanuestrosresidentesduranteesteúltimoaño. LaorganizaciónLeadingAgeTexashonroanuestromiembrodelconsejoPatrickHeathconelPremiodeLiderazgoenConsejo.ElSr. HeathhasidoungrancontribuidoraMorningsideMinistriespormásde15añosyhasidomiembrodelConsejodeAdministraciónasi comolafundaciónmorningsideministries,inc.estamosrealmenteagradecidosdequesuliderazgo,conocimientoyserviciofueron debidamentereconocidosporleadingagetexas. Serealizaronrenovacionessignificativasennuestracomunidad,MorningsideMinistriesatTheManor(LaMansiónenespañol.)Una unidaddeenfermeríaespecializadayvariashabitacionesrecibieronmejoramientosgraciasaunregaloprincipaldelafundaciónvalero Energyynumerosasdonacionesexternas,resultandoen$1.2millonesendonaciones.Lasrenovacionestambiénincluyeronunnuevo spaqueofrecetreszonasparabañosprivados,laexpansióndeunaestacióndeenfermerasylarenovaciónde17habitaciones.estas renovacionesmejoraránlacalidaddevidadenuestrosresidentesenlosañosvenideros. EstamosencantadosdeanunciarquenuestrasexpansióndeviviendaasistidaenMorningsideMinistriesenMengerSpringsenBoerne secompletaronconéxitoduranteelinviernode2015.elnuevoedificiodetrespisos,llamadocibolohouseassistedliving,cuentacon 48apartamentosyampliosespacioscomunes,unatractivocomedor,ungimnasio,unasaladeadoraciónyáreasparaactividades. LaintroduccióndelprogramaMusic&Memory(MúsicayMemoria)ennuestracomunidaddecuidadodelamemoriaenMengerSprings fueungranéxito.music&memoryesunaorganizaciónsinánimodelucroqueincorporalosefectosterapéuticosdelamúsicaenlavidade losadultosmayoresquevivenencomunidadesdeatencióncontinuadausandoreproductoresdemúsicaipodsquecontienensuscanciones favoritas.laintroduccióndeesteprogramafueposiblegraciasaunaasociaciónformadaentremorningsideministriesyelprogramade músicaenlauniversidaddetexasensanantonio.pararecaudarfondosnecesariosparasolicitarlacertificación,dosconciertosmusicalesy unaproyeccióndeldocumentalaliveinsidesellevaronacaboduranteelotoñode2015.graciasaestoseventos,serecaudaronmásdemil dólaresparalacertificaciónyparalacompradeipods,audífonosytarjetasderegalodeitunes.nuestrosresidentesdecuidadodelamemoria REPORTS

241 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL están disfrutando los beneficios de escuchar su música favorita. Miembros de nuestro personal comparten historias de los residentes "volviendoalavida"mientrasescuchanmúsica,conmuchossonriendodeorejaaorejayalgunosinclusobailandoensussillas. REPORTS Ahoraensunovenoaño,elprogramaeducativoenlíneadeMorningsideMinistriesmmLearn.orgcontinúaofreciendoentrenamientos innovadores,informativosyeducativossobreungranvariedaddetemasincluyendocomosuperarunapérdidaycuidadosparauna personacondemencia.estosvideossongratisparacuidadores,familiaresyprofesionalesdelasaludypuedenservistosencualquier partedelmundo. FueotroañoproductivoparammLearn.orgconlaproduccióndenuevasseriesdevideoseducativossobretemascomoloscuidados paliativosylahigienedentalenpersonasmayores,realizadoencolaboraciónconlaescueladeenfermeríayeldepartamentode PeriodonciaenlaUniversidaddeTexasHealthScienceCenterenSanAntonio(UTHSCSA). Gracias a una beca de $350,000 otorgada por el programa caritativo Humana Communities Benefit en 2014, mmlearn.org logró aumentar el número de videos traducidos al español utilizando subtítulos de vídeo. mmlearn.org también asistió a varias organizacionesconsusprácticasdeeducaciónyesfuerzosderecaudacióndefondos;estasorganizacionesincluyenprojectmenden SanAntonio,Texas,elInstitutodeLiderazgoenLeadingAgeTexasyTexasDiaperBank. mmlearn.org continúa creciendo cada año ya que nuevos usuarios detodas partes del mundoestán tomando ventaja de los videos de entrenamiento disponible gratis en elsitioweb mmlearn.org. El número total depuntos de vista de vídeo, incluyendo los de YouTube, aumentóa324,981en2015.esteesunaumentode103%enlosnúmerosde2014yunaumentodel48%sobrelametaproyectadade2015. En2016,MorningsideMinistriesseguiráporsucaminoparacumplirlavisióndeconvertirseenlaorganizaciónmásefectivaydeseada entexassirviendolosadultosmayoresatravésdeserviciosaccesiblesydealtacalidad.estamosprofundamenteagradecidosporlas oportunidadesybendicionesquenoshansidoenviadoselañopasado,yesperamosquesiganenelfuturo. Loinvitoavisitarcualquieradenuestrastrescomunidades.Porfavornodudeencomunicarseconmigoal(210) parasolicitar unfolletooparaorganizarunavisita.paraobtenermásinformaciónsobremorningsideministriesyparavernuestrapublicación trimestral,lifetimeliving,visitenuestrapáginaweb, AlvinA.Loewenberg,Presidente FORINFORMATIONONLY WhatisGoldenAgeHome? GoldenAgeHome(GAH)isaprivatelyowned,nonprofitAssistedLivingfacilitystartedbytheMethodistConferencein1959.Assisted Livingfacilitiesofferchoicesinaresidentialsettingaboutpersonalcareandhealthrelatedservices.AtGAHeachresidenthastheir ownefficiency/studioapartment.wetakecareofthecooking,cleaning,laundry,lawncareandhouseholdrepairssotheresidents canenjoyactivities.residentsareprovidedwithemergencycallsystemstoalertstaffimmediatelyiftheyneedhelp.staffareinthe facility 24 hours a day.optional services include bathing assistance, medication management, arranging doctor appointments, transportation,andmore. GAHremainedundertheownershipoftheAustinDistrictuntil1992whentheSouthwestTexasadoptedchangestothebylawsof thegoldenagehomestating, WhiletheGoldenAgeHomelookstotheSouthwestTexasAnnualConferenceoftheUnitedMethodist Churchasasourceofeducationandfinancialsupport,theSouthwestTexasAnnualConferenceoftheUnitedMethodistChurch,orits localchurches,havenoauthorityoverthegoldenagehomeandhavenoresponsibilityforthelegalorfinancialobligationsofthe GoldenAgeHome. In2015,whentheSouthwestTexasConferenceunitedwiththeRioGrandeConferencetobecometheRioTexas Conference,theGoldenAgeHomebecameanagencyrelatedtotheRioTexasConference. GoldenAgeHomeisalsoabletoofferlowincomehousingforindependentlivingresidents.Weareabletooffer16roomsattheHUD lowincomehousingrates.donationsfromthemethodistconferencehelpsoffsetafractionofthecosttoallowthisprogram.by offeringtheseindependentapartmentsatathirdofthecostforassistedlivingrooms&services,weareabletoprovidesecurity,meals andhousekeepingandgeneralassistancetothosewhoarelivingonasmallsocialsecuritypensioneverymonthandwouldotherwise notbeabletoaffordthehelptheyneeded. Manyexcitingthingshavetakenplaceduring atGoldenAgeHome.50yearsagoafaithfulchurchmember,likeyourself, passedawayandleftaportionofhertrustfundtogah.however,itdidnotmaturefor50yearsafterherdeath.thesefundsbecame availableatthebeginningof2015.theyhaveenabledgahtoaccomplishmanyneededthings. 1. InstallationofAutomaticpushbuttonfrontdoors. 2. Newflooringoneachoftheresidenthallways. 3. Establishmentofanendowmentfundtobeusedforcapitalimprovements,programenhancement&newbuildingfunds. 4. Purchaseofawheelchaircapablebus. Becauseofthiswomen sforesight,herlegacyismakinglastingimpactsonthelivesofmany.youcandothesamethingbygetting involvedatgoldenagehome. HowcanyoubeinvolvedwithGoldenAgeHome? Wehaveavarietyofwaysorganizationscanbeinvolvedeitherdirectlywiththeresidentsorindirectly.Theseneedschangewiththe timeofyear.listedbelowaresomecurrentneeds.

242 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 241 Families/groupstoprovideanactivity o Callbingo,makecookiesorcraftswithresidents,singing/drama/danceperformances,churchservices o Sponsoraparty/event o ProvideBingoprizes Hygieneproducts,crosswordspuzzles,pictureframes,baseballcaps,Kleenex,fashionjewelry,jigsaw puzzles&puzzleglue,insulatedcups/bags,snackfood o OneonOneVisitswithResidents Sendingcards Volunteertohelpwithserviceprojects o Painting,washingwindows,springcleaning FinanciallySupporttheActivityDepartment o DesignateyourCommunionRailOfferingtwiceayear o SupportbyshoppingatAmazonSmileand.05%ofyourpurchasewillbedonatedtoGoldenAgeHome o Makeanonlinedonationathttp:// ServeasamemberofourBoardofDirectors.(contactNicoleBurnettifinterested) JoinourFacebookpagetolearnmoreaboutwhenspecialeventswillbeheldorneedsthatarise. SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN QuéesGoldenAgeHome? GoldenAgeHome(GAH)esunainstalacióndevidaasistidaprivada,noredituable,iniciadoporlaConferenciaMetodistaen1959.Las instalacionesdevidaasistidaofrecenopcionessobreelcuidadopersonalyserviciosrelacionadosconlasalud.engoldenagehome, cadaresidentetienesupropioapartamentodeeficiencia/estudio.nosocupamosdecocinar,limpieza,lavarropa,cuidadodelcésped ydelhogarparaquelosresidentespuedandisfrutardeotrasactividades.sialgúnresidentenecesitaayudamédica,podránutilizarel sistemadeemergenciaqueavisarainmediatamenteaunodelosempleados.elpersonalestádisponiblelas24horasdeldía.los serviciosopcionalesincluyenayudaalbaño,administracióndemedicamentos,organizarcitasconelmédico,transporteymuchomás. GAHsemantuvobajolapropiedaddelDistritodeAustinhasta1992cuandoelSuroestedeTexasaprobódiversasmodificacionesenlos estatutosdegoldenagehomeindicando,"mientrasquegoldenagehomebusquealaconferenciaanualdelsuroestedetexasdelaiglesia MetodistaUnidacomofuentedeeducaciónyelapoyofinanciero,laConferenciadelSuroestedeTexasAnualdelaIglesiaMetodistaUnida, o sus iglesias locales, no tienen autoridad sobre Golden Age Home y no tienen ninguna responsabilidad por las obligaciones legales o financierosdegoldenagehome".en2015,cuandolaconferenciadelsuroestedetexasseunióconlaconferenciaderíograndepara convertirseenlaconferenciaderíotexas,goldenagehomeseconvirtióenunaagenciarelacionadaconlaconferenciaderíotexas. Golden Age Home también es capaz de ofrecer viviendas de bajo costo para personas que viven independientes. Estamos en condicionesdeofrecer16habitacionesconlatarifabajaqueofrecenenhud(housingandurbandevelopment).lasdonacionesde laconferenciametodistaayudanacompensarunafraccióndelcostoparapermitirqueesteprogramacontinúe.alofrecerestos apartamentos a una tercera parte del costo de las habitaciones y los servicios de vida asistida, somos capaces de proporcionar seguridad,lascomidasyelserviciodelimpiezayasistenciageneralalosqueestánviviendoenunapequeñapensióndelsegurosocial cadames.deotramanera,muchosnoseríancapacesdeproporcionarlaayudaquenecesitan. Muchascosasemocionanteshanpasadodurante enelGoldenAgeHome.Hace50años,unmiembrodelaiglesiafiel, comousted,fallecióydejóunapartedesufondofiduciarioparagah.sinembargo,nomaduródurante50añosdespuésdesumuerte. Estosfondosestuvierondisponiblesaprincipiosde2015.HanpermitidoGoldenAgeHomelograrmuchascosasnecesarias. 1. Instalacióndepuertasautomáticasqueabrenconsoloempujarunbotón. 2. Pisonuevoencadaunodelospasillos 3. Establecimientodeunfondodedotaciónqueseutilizaráparamejoramientodeledificio,mejorarelprogramayfondosde construcciónnueva. 4. Lacompradeunautobúsconcapacidaddetransportarsilladeruedas. Debidoalaprevisióndeestamujer,sulegadoestáhaciendounimpactoduraderoenlasvidasdemuchos.Usted,también,podrá hacerlosmismoinvolucrándoseengoldenagehome. CómopuedeinvolucraseenGoldenAgeHome? Tenemosvariasoportunidadesparaqueorganizacionesapoyendirectamenteconlosresidentesoindirectamente.Estasnecesidades, enumeradosacontinuación,cambianduranteelaño. Familiasogruposorganizandounaactividad o UnjuegodeBingo/Lotería,cocinandojuntosohaciendomanualidades,cantando,presentadobailesespecialeso dramas,serviciosdeiglesia o Organizarunafiestaoevento o Proveerpremiosparalosjuegos REPORTS

243 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Productoshigiénicos,rompecabezas,Kleenex,joyería,tazasobolsasreusables,crucigramas,aperitivos o Tomandotiempoconviviendoconunresidente,unoauno Mandarcartasocorrespondencia Ofrecerdevoluntario o Pintando,lavandoventanas,organizando Apoyandofinancieramente o Designandoofrendasespecialesdosvecesalaño o UsandoAmazonSmiledonde.05%desucompraserádonadaaGoldenAgeHome o Hacerunadonaciónporinternethttp:// ServircomomiembrodelaJuntaDirectiva(comuníqueseconNicoleBurnett) Busca en nuestra página de Facebook para conocer más información de eventos especiales o necesidades. (FormerlyMethodistMissionHome) FORINFORMATIONONLY OnbehalfofourBoardofDirectors,staff,andthoseonourcampuswhoareworkinghardtoachievetheirownpersonallevelsof success,ithankyou themembersoftheriotexasannualconference foryourdedicationinpartnershipwiththeministryof ProvidencePlace.ByGod sgrace,wecelebratedour120 th anniversaryin2015thankstothecommittedsupportfromindividualdonors andunitedmethodistchurches. ProvidencePlaceprovidesasafehavenforthosewhohavefeltexcluded.Weofferadoptionservicestowomenwhoareincrisisand facinganunplannedpregnancy,aswellasthosewhoarelookingtoopentheirheartsandhomestoachildinneedofaforeverfamily. WealsohaveourCenterforHigherIndependence(CHI),whichisatransitionalprogramforyoungadultswithcognitiveorphysical disabilities.here,weofferindependentlivingandvocationaltrainingtostudentswhomaynothaverealizedtheirfullpotentialand capabilities,believingthattheywillfindthemselvesaccomplishingthingstheyneverthoughtwerepossible. The past year has been a year of transitions for Providence Place. From a transition in leadership to transitions throughout our programs,weseegod shandatwork.forexample,wehavetransitionedourexpectantmotherstoanoffcampusapartmentaround thecornerforamoreprivateandcomfortableexperience.wehaveseenariseinpostadoptioninquiries,withpastclientswanting topiecetogethertheirlifestory.thecurriculumhasbeenexpandedinthechiclassrooms,withmorevocationaltrainingtracksbeing offeredtohelpstudentsrealizewheretheycanexcel.texasstatelicensingstandardsrequirementshavechangedsothatthereisnow alowerinstructortostudentratio,whichallowsformuchmorepersonalandspecializedlessons.injuneof2015,twentysixyoung adultsgraduatedfromchiandbeginapplyingalltheyhadlearnedwhileeithercontinuingtolivehereinsanantoniooraftermoving backtotheirhometown 80%ofthosestudentshadfoundemploymentatthetimeoftheirgraduation. AneedtoreviewourMission,VisionandCoreValueswasfeltacrossthecampus.Therewasacallingtobeginthisministryover120 yearsago,andifeeltheseaccuratelydescribethewayinwhichwewishdeliverhopetothoseweconnectwith.iwouldlovetoshare themwithyounow: MissionStatement:ProvidencePlaceisanonprofitandforpurposeorganizationfosteringopportunities.Weempoweradultswith disabilitiesandpeopleontheadoptionjourneybysupportingindependenceandbuildingbrightfutureswithendlesspossibilities. VisionStatement:Imaginingpossibilitiesandeliminatingbarriersinaneverchangingworld. CoreValues:Grace,WholisticCare,AuthenticPresence,OpennessofSpiritandValueofHumanCapital. InJanuaryof2016,weintroducedournewChaplain,CarrieLand,toourProvidencePlacefamily.Carrieiscurrentlyontracktobecomean ElderinFullConnectionintheUnitedMethodistChurch.ShehasworkedwithProvidencePlaceinthepastthroughherpreviouspositionasa DARS(DepartmentofAssistiveandRehabilitativeServices)Counselor,whereshewouldreferyoungadultswithdisabilitiestoourprogram. Carriehasgreatplansforthespiritualcommunityhereoncampus,withherfirstbeingtorevitalizeaworshipservicethatwelcomesall expectantmothers,studentsandstaffduringtheweek.wearebeyondthrilledtohaveherjoinourteam. IwouldalsoliketotakethetimetorecognizethosefromtheRioTexasConferencewhogiveofthemselves,theirtimeandresources toserveontheprovidenceplaceboard: BoardofDirectors Mr.MarioBarrera,SanAntonio Ms.PatriciaQuintanaPerron,SanAntonio Mr.KennerCoon,SanAntonio Mr.DanRebmann,SanAntonio Mr.HebronCutrer,SanAntonio Mrs.LisaSpanjer,FairOaksRanch Mrs.BethEadie,SanAntonio Mrs.PatriciaWilson,SanAntonio Rev.AustinFrederick,SanAntonio Mr.DanHanke,SanAntonio HonoraryBoardMembers Mr.RichardPlanto,SanAntonio Mr.DavidKinder,SanAntonio

244 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 243 Iinviteyoutoscheduleatourofourbeautiful23acrecampus,coordinateavolunteermissiontrip,arrangeaspeakerforyour congregationorchurchgroup,orrequestofferingmaterialsforanannualcongregationaloffering,contactourdevelopmentoffice andtohearfirsthandstoriesfromthosewehaveserved. Withagratefulheart, JudithBell,President&CEO (FormerlyMethodistMissionHome) SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN DepartedenuestraJuntaDirectiva,personal,yaquellosennuestrocampusqueestántrabajandoparaobtenersupropionivelde éxito,yolesdoylasgraciasaustedeslosmiembrosdelaconferenciaanualriotexas porsudedicaciónenlaasociaciónconel ministerio de Providence Place. Por la gracia de Dios, celebramos nuestro aniversario número 120 en el 2015 gracias al apoyo comprometidodedonantesindividualesydelasiglesiasmetodistas ProvidencePlaceofreceunlugarseguroaaquellosquesehansentidoexcluídos.Ofrecemosserviciosdeadopciónamujeresque estánencrisisyenfrentandounembarazonoplaneado,ytambiénaaquellosqueestánbuscandoabrirsuscorazonesysushogaresa unniñoounaniñaquenecesitanunafamiliaquees parasiempre.tambiéntenemosnuestrocenterforhigherindependence (CentrodeAltaIndependencia),queesunprogramatransicionalparajóvenesadultoscondiscapacidadescognitivasofísicas.Aquí, ofrecemosviviendaindependienteyentrenamientovocacionalaestudiantesquetalveznohanrealizadosumayorpotencialy capacidades,creyendoqueellosvanaverselograndocosasquenuncapensaronpudieranhabersidoposibles. EsteañohasidounañodetransicionesparaProvidencePlace.Desdeuncambioenliderazgoacambiosennuestrosprogramas, nosotrosvemoslamanodediosenacción.porejemplo,hemoscambiadoanuestrasmadresembarazadasfueradelcampusaun apartamento en la esquina para una experiencia más privada y más cómoda. Hemos visto un incremento en las solicitudes de adopción,conclientespasadosqueriendoformarlahistoriadesusvidas.sehaexpandidoelcurrículoenlossalonesdechi,ofreciendo másentrenamientovocacionalparaayudaralosestudiantesdarsecuentadondepuedensobresalir.losestándaresderequerimientos delicenciamientodelestadodetexashancambiado.ahorahayunaproporciónmásbajadeinstructoraestudiantes,quepermite leccionesmuchomáspersonalesyespecializadas.enjuniodel2015,veintiséisjóvenesadultossegraduarondechiyempezarona aplicartodoloqueaprendieroncuandoseregresaronasusciudadesdeorigenocuandodecidieronquedarseensanantonio 80% deesosestudiantesencontraronempleoscuandosegraduaron. LanecesidaddeevaluarnuestraMisión,Visión,yValoresFundamentalessesintióatravésdelcampus.Hace120años,hubouna convocaciónparaempezaresteministerio,ysientoqueestosdescribenconprecisiónlamaneraenquedeseamosofreceresperanza aaquellosconlosquenosconectamos.meencantaríacompartirlosconustedes: DeclaracióndeMisión:ProvidencePlaceesunaorganizaciónsinfinesdelucroconelpropósitodefomentaroportunidades.Nosotros empoderamosaadultoscondiscapacidadesyapersonasenelcaminodelaadopciónapoyandosuindependenciayconstruyendo futurosbrillantesconunsinfíndeposibilidades. DeclaracióndeVisión:Imaginandoposibilidadesyeliminandobarrerasenunmundocambiante. ValoresFundamentales:Gracia,CuidadoCompleto,PresenciaAutentica,EspiritudeAperturayValordelCapitalHumano EnEnerodel2016,ledimoslabienvenidaanuestranuevacapellán,CarrieLand,alafamiliadeProvidencePlace.Carrieahoraestáen caminoaconvertirseenelderenfullconnectionenlaiglesiametodistaunida.ellahatrabajadoenprovidenceplaceenelpasadoa travésdesuposiciónanteriorcomounaconsejeradedars(departmentofassistiveandrehabilitativeservices),dondereferíaa adultosjóvenescondiscapacidadesanuestroprograma.carrietienegrandesplanesparalacomunidadespiritualaquíenelcampus. Elprimeroesrevitalizarunserviciodeadoraciónquerecibaatodaslasmadresembarazadas,estudiantes,yempleadosdurantela semana.estamosmuyemocionadosporsuintegraciónanuestroequipo. TambienquisieratomarunmomentoparareconoceraquellosdelaConferenciaRioTexasqueofrecensutiempoyrecursospara servirenlajuntadirectivadeprovidenceplace: JuntaDirectiva Mr.MarioBarrera,SanAntonio Ms.PatriciaQuintanaPerron,SanAntonio Mr.KennerCoon,SanAntonio Mr.DanRebmann,SanAntonio Mr.HebronCutrer,SanAntonio Mrs.LisaSpanjer,FairOaksRanch Mrs.BethEadie,SanAntonio Mrs.PatriciaWilson,SanAntonio Rev.AustinFrederick,SanAntonio Mr.DanHanke,SanAntonio MiembrosHonorariosdelaJuntaDirectiva Mr.RichardPlanto,SanAntonio Mr.DavidKinder,SanAntonio Losinvitoahacerunacitaparaunrecorridodenuestrohermosocampusde23acres,coordinarunviajedemisión,organizarundía dondeunoradorvisitesucongregaciónogruporeligioso,ohacerunpedidodematerialesparalaofrendaanualcongregacional, REPORTS

245 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS Conuncorazónagradecido, JudithBell,PresidenteyCEO FORINFORMATIONONLY Thefutureisbright: MountSequoyahhaswrittencommitmentstoprovidefacilitiesandpursueapartnershipwithUAWesleyministriesthroughDecember 31,2019.Thegoalistosolidifyarelationshipwithcollegeagepeopleandexpandthatrelationshipacrossthejurisdiction,making MountSequoyah'sfacilitiesadestinationforreligioustrainingandspiritualformation. MountSequoyahcompletedanintensivereviewofitsmissionandfuturepotentialconductedbyUnitedMethodistElders,PamelaJ. HarrisandGarrieF.StevensofRunRiverEnterprises,aconsultingfirm.Thereviewprocessincludedthreetwodayworksessionsthat werewellattendedbystaffandtrustees.asaresultmountsequoyahhasundertakenthetaskofrefocusingitspurposeandmission inanefforttoidentifyuniqueareasinwhichitcandeveloptrainingprogramstoequipclergyandlaitywiththetools,technologyand skillsthatwillbenecessarytoreachthemissionfieldstwentyorthirtyyearsinthefutureandrequiredtoresolveconflictslikelytobe facedbyourclergyandwithinourchurches. Thefutureissecure: MountSequoyahisfinanciallysecure.Inexchangefornegotiatedpriceincreases,MountSequoyahorallycommittedtoprovideour largestcorporateclienttrainingfacilities,foodserviceandhousingthroughtheyear2017withfullexpectationtocontinueinto2018. Therentsarefixedthrough2017. A$550,000.00paymentisduefromAmericanTowerfora30yearcelltowersitelease. FayettevilleCottageisleasedfrom1Augustthrough31December2019and1011Skyline(formerDistrictSuperintendent's House)isleasedthroughJanuary2017withaverbalcommitmenttoextendthroughJanuary2018. ThreeHostFamilyhousesareleasedthroughMay31,2017. A$100,000.00increaseineventsandprogrammingrevenueandanincreaseof$75,000.00incontributionsareprojected for2016.adevelopmentofficerhasbeenhired. Longterm debt is $275, and the Line of Credit is currently $105,000. Cash equivalent assets of $300, are investedwiththeunitedmethodistfoundationofarkansas. Missionaccomplished: Witnessingthroughouractions,ourwords,andourpresence,thatiswhatRadicalChristianHospitalityisallabout. MountSequoyahextendedRadicalChristianHospitalitytoChristianmotorcyclegroupsattendingFayetteville sannualbikes,blues, andbarbecuefestival.thefaithriderssharedthegospelwith1063personsandprayedwith90personswhoaskedforforgiveness andtoreceivechristastheirlordandsavior. By extending Radical Christian Hospitality to youth, Mount Sequoyah touched the lives of over 700 youth who participated in swimminglessons,swimteams,tennislessonsandtennisteams,kanakukkampout,youthmissioncamps,andgroupevents. RadicalChristianHospitalitycementedapartnershipbetweenMountSequoyahandUAWesleyMinistriesresultinginmakingour campus a second home to college students from across the South Central Jurisdiction. Our unprecedented family environment attractedover415parentsasovernightguestswhilevisitingfayetteville. RadicalChristianHospitalitycelebratedthemarriageofthirtytwocouplesastheypledgedtheirlivesandheartstoeachotheronour beautifulcampusunderthelord'severwatchfuleye. RadicalChristianHospitalitywelcomed30,052guestsforovernightstaysandprovided18,378deliciousmealspreparedbyourownchef. Includedinthenumberswere61differentChurchgroups,13familyreunions,and29groupsfromregionalcollegesanduniversities. RadicalChristianHospitalitycoupledwithourChristianEducationandSpiritualFormationCoordinator,aUnitedMethodistDiaconal Minister,andproducedreligiouseducationprogramsandworkshopsthatattractedjurisdictionwideparticipationandaLayServant Academypraisedbecauseofitsstructureandskilledpresenters. RadicalChristianHospitalitywasthecatalysttoreestablishourinhousefoodservice.ChefCurtHarcourtreceivedravereviewsfrom allguests.somerefertoourdininghallas"curt sonthehill"atakeoffonawellknownlocalrestaurant,the"innatthemill". RadicalChristianHospitalityresultedinyearendpositivecashflowforthepastthreeyearsandthereceiptofover$710,000.00in contributionsduringsaidperiodtoremodelandupgradefacilities. RadicalChristianHospitalityresultedingroupsseekingMountSequoyahasadesignationofchoiceresultingineventsandprograms alreadybookedthroughouttheyears2017,2018andevenoneeventin2019. Closing:ThefuturelooksbrightasMountSequoyahplantsseedsthat,withGod'sblessings,willinthenearfuturetransformtheworld forjesuschrist. LamarPettus,ExecutiveDirector

246 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 245 SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN Elfutureesbrilante MountSequoyahhaescritosuscompromisosdeproporcionarinstalacionesyperseguirunaasociaciónconUAWesleyministerios hastael31dediciembrede2019.elobjetivoesconsolidarunarelaciónconpersonasenlauniversitariayampliaresarelaciónatravés delajurisdicción,haciendolasinstalacionesdemountsequoyahundestinoparalaformaciónreligiosayespiritual. MountSequoyahcompletóunarevisiónintensivadesumisiónysufuturopotencialrealizadoporlosancianosdelaIglesiaMetodista Unida,PamelaJ.HarrisyGarrieF.StevensdeejecutarRunRiverEnterprises,unaempresadeconsultoría.Elprocesoderevisión incluyótressesionesdetrabajodedosdíasquefueronbienatendidosporelpersonalyconsejeros.comoresultadomountsequoyah haemprendidolatareadereorientarsupropósitoymisiónenunesfuerzoúnicoparaidentificaráreasenlasquesepuedendesarrollar programasdeformaciónparadotaraclérigosylaicosconlasherramientas,tecnologíasyhabilidadesqueseránnecesariasparallegar a los campos de misión de veinte o treinta años en el futuro y que son necesarios para resolver los conflictos que puedan ser enfrentadosp*rnuestrocleroydentrodenuestrasiglesias. Elfuturoesseguro: MountSequoyahesseguraconlasfinanzas.Acambiodelosaumentosdepreciosnegociados,MonteSequoyahverbalmenteel compromisodeofrecerasusclientescorporativosmásgrandesinstalacionesdecapacitación,serviciosdecomidayviviendahastael año2017conlaplenaesperanzadequecontinúeen2018.losalquileressefijanatravésde2017. $550,000.00PagodeAmericanTowerpor30añosdearrendamientositiotorrecelular. FayettevilleCottageesarrendadoapartirdel1deagostohastael31dediciembrede2019y1011Skyline(antiguaCasadel superintendentededistrito)searriendanatravésdeenerode2017,conuncompromisoverbalparaextenderhastaenero de2018. Trescasasdefamiliasanfitrionasestánarrendadashastael31demayode2017. Unaumentode$100,000.00eneventosyprogramacióndeingresosyunaumentode$75,000.00encontribucionesestán proyectadospara2016.unfuncionariodedesarrollohasidocontratado. Ladeudaalargoplazoesde$275,000.00ylalíneadecréditoesactualmentede$ Activosequivalentesdeefectivo de$300,000.00estáninvestidosconlafundacióndelaiglesiametodistaunidadearkansas Misióncumplida: Dartestimonioatravésdenuestrasacciones,nuestraspalabrasynuestrapresencia,esoesloqueeslahospitalidadcristianaradical sobretodos. MountSequoyahhospitalidadcristianaradicalampliadaaChristianmotocicletagruposqueasistíanaFayettevilleAnualdebicicletas ybarbacoa,bluesfestival.laferiderscompartióelevangeliocon1063personasyorócon90personasquepidieronperdónyreciba acristocomosuseñorysalvador. Extendiendolahospitalidadcristianaradicalalosjóvenes,elMonteSequoyahtocólasvidasdemásde700jóvenesquehabían participadoenclasesdenatación,equiposdenataciónytenis,clasesdetenis,equiposkanakukkampoutmisiónjuvenil,campamentos yeventosengrupo. LahospitalidadcristianaradicalcimentaronunaalianzaentreMonteSequoyahyUAWesleyMinisteriosresultandoenhacernuestro campus un segundo hogar paraestudiantes universitarios de todo el centro sur de la jurisdicción. Nuestro ambiente familiar sin precedentesatrajoamásde415padrescomopernoctasmientrasvisitadefayetteville. Lahospitalidadcristianaradicalcelebróelmatrimoniodetreintaydosparejascomosecomprometieronsusvidasycorazonesunos conotrosennuestrohermosocampusenvirtuddelseñorsiempreojoavizor. Lahospitalidadcristianaradicalcelebra30,052visitantesporlosnochesyproporcionó18,378deliciosascomidaspreparadaspor nuestrochef.incluidoenlascifrasfueron61losdiferentesgruposdelaiglesia,reunionesfamiliares,de13y29gruposdecolegiosy universidadesregionales. Lahospitalidadcristianaradicaljuntoconnuestraeducacióncristianaylaformaciónespiritual,Coordinador,unministrodelaIglesia MetodistaUnidadiaconal,yproducidoprogramasdeeducaciónreligiosaytalleresqueatrajolajurisdicciónampliaparticipaciónyun laicosiervoacademiaelogióacausadesuestructuraypresentadorescalificados. Lahospitalidadcristianaradicalfueelcatalizadorpararestablecernuestroserviciodecomidaenlacasa.ChefCurtHarcourtrecibió críticasmuyfavorablesdetodosloshuéspedes.algunosserefierenanuestrocomedorcomo"curt'senlacolina"undespegueenun conocidorestaurantedelalocalidad,el"innatthemill". Lahospitalidadcristianaradicaldiolugarafindeañounflujodecajapositivodurantelosúltimostresañosylarecepcióndemásde $710,000.00encontribucionesdurantedichoperíodoaremodelarymodernizarlasinstalaciones. LahospitalidadcristianaradicalresultóengruposenbuscadeMonteSequoyahcomodenominacióndelavariedadresultandoen eventosyprogramasyareservadoalolargodelosaños2017,2018einclusouneventoen2019. Paraterminar:ElfuturoparecebrillantecomoMonteSequoyahsemillasdeplantasque,conlabendicióndeDios,enelfuturocercano transformarelmundoparajesucristo. LamarPettus,DirectorEjecutivo REPORTS

247 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS TomLocke,President FORINFORMATIONONLY TMFiscommittedtohelpingindividuals,families,congregations,andorganizationsstewardtheirpotentialinordertoachievelasting change that will help create a better world. We ended 2015 with approximately $505 million in assets under management. The measureofsuccess,however,forallofourservices investments,loans,leadershipministry,strategicdiscernment,grantsministry, stewardshipservices,andlegacygiving,includinggiftplanningandchurchendowments isinhoweffectivetheyareathelping individualsandcongregationsfulfillgod spurpose,astogetherweworktomakechrist slovevisibleintheworld. TomStanton,TMFAreaRepresentativefortheRioTexasConference,istheprimarypointofengagementbetweencongregations (clergyandlaity)andtmfandwillcontinuetoconnectriotexasconferenceconstituentstoresourcesrelevanttotheiruniquegoals formissionalgrowthintheircongregationsandcommunities. TMF,headquarteredinAustin,servesUnitedMethodistindividuals,churchesandagencieswithinthesixannualconferencesinTexas andnewmexico.weappreciatetheopportunitytoreportsomeofthewaysweservedunitedmethodistslastyear. WithintheRioTexasAnnualConference: LoansfromTMFtochurchesintheRioTexasAnnualConferencetotaled$56.1millionattheendof2015. Churches,agencies,andindividualswithintheRioTexasAnnualConferencehad$80.3millioninvestedwithTMF smethodist LoanFund/IndividualFund. ThroughoutTexasandNewMexico: AsofDecember31,2015,totalassetsundermanagementbytheFoundationwereapproximately$505million. MethodistLoanFundinvestmentsendedtheyearat$323million,andourloanportfolioat$314million. TMF sundesignatedendowmentgrewfrom$29.9millionto$31.8million. OurLeadershipMinistryEndowmentgrewfrom$5.6millionto$5.8million. TMF sleadershipministryseekstoincreasetheeffectivenessofchurchleadershipbyhelpingleadersgainabetterperspectiveof theirpotential.theprimarymethodbywhichwedothisworkisthroughfacilitatingtransformationalconversations;sometakethe formofongoingpeergroupsandothersasstandaloneconversationsaroundanadaptiveissue.during2015,tmfhosted14peer learninggroups,involving255layandclergyleaders,andhasplansforatleastfournewgroupsin2016.thesegroupsinclude gatheringsofthesouthcentraljurisdictionbishops,districtsuperintendents,keycabinetleaders,boardsofordainedministries, andgroupsfocusedonministrywiththepoor,musicinworship,seniorpastorsrecentlyappointedtotheirfirstlargechurch, transitionsofleadershipintallsteeplechurches,aswellasgroupsforexecutivepastors,tallsteeplepastorsandtargetedgroupsto developthenextgenerationofleaders.inaddition,tmfandtheactivebishopsofthesouthcentraljurisdictionhostedtheforum onwesleyanpotential,athreedayconversationamongstleadersfromdifferentfieldsofexperienceandgenerationsaboutthe futureoffaithcommunities,adialogue lessconstrainedbywhatis,andmoreencouragedbywhatcouldbe. In 2015, TMF Grants continued efforts to identify and invest in financially sustainable ministries that are creating measurable,systemicchange.newquestionsandconversationsexploredinstitutionalandentrepreneurialministriesand howwecanhelpgrantapplicantsaddresskeyissues,suchasstrategicplanning,fundingsources,andmethodsformeasuring outcomesandeffectiveness.tmfheldaworkshopinalbuquerque,newmexico,toequipoutreachministriesandnon profits with grant writing skills. During 2015, TMF made grants totaling approximately $1.2 million.of that total, an estimated$956,000camefromunrestrictedendowmentsand$260,000fromtmfoperations.thegrantscommitteeof thetmfboardofdirectorsdeterminesdistributiondecisionsforthesediscretionaryfunds.in2015,34%ofgrantfundswere allocatedtooutreachministriestargetingsystemicchange;27%targetedministrieswhichsystemicallybenefitfamiliesliving in poverty, particularly children; 27% of funds were granted to evangelism, especially those ministries connecting with segmentsofthepopulationthechurchisnoteffectivelyreachingtoday;andtheremaining12%wereusedforscholarships. TMFdistributedapproximately$1millionfrompermanentendowments,predominantlytoUnitedMethodistcauses. TMFBoardmembers TMFhassubmittedthefollowingcandidatesforreelectiontotheTMFBoardofDirectorsfromtheRioTexasAnnualConference: Dr.DanielFlores,Clergy,threeyearterm(FortWorth) JudgeHenrySantana,Layperson,threeyearterm(CorpusChristi) TMFBoardmemberspreviouslyelectedbytheRioTexasAnnualConferenceinclude: Mr.JimHornbuckle,Layperson,currentlyservingthrough2017(SanAntonio) Mrs.TeresaKeese,Layperson,currentlyservingthrough2017(Brady) Mrs.AmyThomas,Layperson,currentlyservingthrough2018(Austin) Rev.ScottHeare,Clergy,currentlyservingthrough2018(SanAntonio) Rev.LauraMerrill,Clergy,currentlyservingthrough2017(Harlingen) TMFBoardmembersfromwithintheRioTexasAnnualConferencewhoarecurrentlyservinginanotherwiseelectedoradvisory capacityinclude: Mr.JamesA.Cox,Jr.,Seniormember(Austin) Rev.ThelmaFlores,Advisory(FortWorth)

248 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 247 Mr.RobertT.Rork,SeniorMember(SanAntonio) Mr.RobertC.Scott,Emeritus(SanAntonio) Mr.RobertB.Sunderland,Emeritus(SanAntonio) (FundaciónMetodistadeTexasporsussiglaseninglés) InformealaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexas2016 TomLocke,Presidente SOLAMENTEPORINFORMACIÓN LaTMFestácomprometidaenayudaraindividuos,familias,congregacionesyorganizacionesasermayordomosdesupotencialcon elfindelograruncambioduraderoqueayudaráacrearunmundomejor.terminamoselaño2015conaproximadamente$505 millones de dólares activos bajo nuestra gestión. Sin embargo, la medida del éxito, para todos nuestros serviciosinversiones, préstamos,ministeriodeliderazgo,discernimientoestratégico,ministeriodedonaciones,serviciosdemayordomía,yellegadodedar, incluyendolaplanificacióndedonacionesydotesdelaiglesiaestáencuanefectivossonenayudaraindividuosycongregacionesa cumplirelpropósitodedios,yaquejuntostrabajamosparaqueelamordecristoseavisibleenelmundo. Tom Stanton, Representante de Área de la TMF para la Conferencia de Río Texas, es el principal punto de contacto entre congregaciones(clérigosylaicos)ylatmf;ycontinuaráconectandoalosconstituyentesdelaconferenciaderíotexasalosrecursos relevantesconsusobjetivosúnicosparaelcrecimientomisionalensuscongregacionesycomunidades. LaTMF,consedeenAustin,sirveaindividuos,iglesiasyagenciasMetodistasUnidasdentrodelasseisconferenciasanualesenTexas y New México. Agradecemos la oportunidad de informarles de algunas de las formas en las que el año pasado servimos a los MetodistasUnidos. DentrodelaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexas: LospréstamosdelaTMFalasiglesiasenlaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexastotalizaron$56.1millonesdedólaresafinales de2015. Iglesias,organismoseindividuosdentrodelaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexasinvirtieron$80.3millonesdedólaresalFondo depréstamos/fondoindividualmetodistadelatmf. AlolargodeTexasyNewMéxico: Al 31 de diciembre de 2015, el total de activos bajo la administración de la Fundación fueron aproximadamente $505 millonesdedólares. LasinversionesdelFondodePréstamosMetodistaterminaronelañoen$323millonesdedólares,ynuestracarterade préstamosen$314millonesdedólares. LasDotacionessinDesignardelaTMFcrecieronde$29.9millonesa$31.8millonesdedólares. NuestraDotacióndelMinisteriodeLiderazgocrecióde$5.6millonesa$5.8millonesdedólares. ElMinisteriodeLiderazgodelaTMFbuscaincrementarlaefectividaddelliderazgodelaiglesiaalayudarasuslíderesaobtener una mejor perspectiva de su potencial. El método principal mediante el cual hacemos este trabajo es a través de facilitar conversacionesde transformación; algunas tomanlaformadegrupos de compañeros continuos y otras como conversaciones independientesalrededordeunproblemadeadaptación.duranteel2015,latmforganizado14gruposdeaprendizajeentre compañeros,conlaparticipaciónde255lídereslaicosyclérigos,ytieneplanesparaalmenoscuatronuevosgruposenel2016. EstosgruposincluyenlasreunionesdelosObisposdelaJurisdicciónSurCentral,SuperintendentesdelosDistritos,líderesclaves delgabinete,juntasdeministeriosordenadosygruposcentradosenelministerioconlospobres,lamúsicaenelculto,pastores principalesrecientementenombradosensuprimergraniglesia,transicionesdeliderazgoeniglesiasdealtaenvergadura,asícomo gruposparapastoresejecutivos,pastoresdeiglesiasdealtaenvergaduraygruposorientadosadesarrollarlapróximageneración de líderes. Además, la TMF y los Obispos activos de la Jurisdicción Sur Central fueron los anfitriones del Foro del Potencial Wesleyano,unaconversacióndetresdíasentreloslíderesdediferentescamposdeexperienciaygeneracionessobreelfuturode lascomunidadesdefe,undiálogo"menoslimitadoporloquees,ymásalentadoporloquepodríaser". Enelaño2015,lasDonacionesdelaTMFcontinuosusesfuerzosparaidentificareinvertirenministerioseconómicamente sosteniblesqueestáncreando,cambiossistémicosmedibles.nuevaspreguntasyconversacionesexploraronministerios institucionalesyempresarialesycómopodemosayudaralossolicitantesdedonacionesabordarlascuestionesclaves,tales comolaplanificaciónestratégica,lasfuentesdefinanciación,ylosmétodosparalamediciónderesultadosyeficacia.la TMFrealizóuntallerenAlbuquerque,NewMéxico,paraequiparalosministeriosdealcanceysinfinesdelucroconlas habilidades para escribir pedidos de donaciones. Durante el año 2015, la TMF hizo donaciones por un total de aproximadamente$1.2millonesdedólares.deesetotal,seestimaque$ procedíandedotacionesnorestringidas y$260,000delasoperacionesdelatmf.elcomitédebecasdelajuntadedirectoresdelatmfesquiendeterminalas decisionesdedistribucióndeestosfondosdiscrecionales.enelaño2015,34%delosfondosdedonacionesseasignarona losministeriosdealcancedirigidosacambiossistémicos;27%sedirigióaministeriosquesistémicamentebeneficianalas familiasquevivenenlapobreza,particularmenteniños;27%delosfondosseconcedióalaevangelización,especialmente aquellosministeriosqueconectanconlossegmentosdelapoblaciónenlaquelaiglesianoestállegandoefectivamente hoy;yel12%restanteseutilizóparabecas. LaTMFdistribuyeaproximadamente$1millóndelasdotacionespermanentes,principalmenteacausasMetodistasUnidas. MiembrosdelaJuntadelaTMF REPORTS

249 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL REPORTS LaTMFhapresentadoalossiguientescandidatosparalareelecciónalaJuntadeDirectoresdelaTMFdelaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexas: Dr.DanielFlores,Clérigo,períododetresaños(FortWorth) JuezHenrySantana,Laico,períododetresaños(CorpusChristi) MiembrosdelaJuntadelaTMFpreviamenteelegidosporlaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexasincluyea: Sr.JimHornbuckle,Laico,sirviendoactualmentehastael2017(SanAntonio) Sra.TeresaKeese,Laica,actualmentesirviendohastael2017(Brady) Sra.AmyThomas,Laica,actualmentesirviendohastael2018(Austin) Rev.ScottHeare,Clérigo,actualmentesirviendohastael2018(SanAntonio) Rev.LauraMerrill,Clériga,actualmentesirviendohastael2017(Harlingen) MiembrosdelaJuntadelaTMFdentrodelaConferenciaAnualdeRíoTexasqueactualmenteestánsirviendoencalidaddeelectos deotromodooencapacidadconsultivaincluyea: Sr.JamesA.Cox,Jr.,miembroSenior(Austin) Rev.ThelmaFlores,Asesora(FortWorth) Sr.RobertT.Rork,MiembroSenior(SanAntonio) Sr.RobertC.Scott,Emérito(SanAntonio) Sr.RobertB.Sunderland,Emérito(SanAntonio) FORINFORMATIONONLY June June June69

250 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 249 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 REPORTS Randy Walker & Co. Certified Public Accountants

251 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RANDY WALKER & Co. Certified Public Accountants 7800 IH 10 West, Suite 505 San Antonio, Texas Phone (210) Fax (210) INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT REPORTS Board of Directors United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions San Antonio, Texas We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions, a non-profit organization, as of December 31, 2015, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses, and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circ*mstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

252 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 251 Opinion In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions as of December 31, 2015, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. San Antonio, Texas September 20, 2016 REPORTS

253 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION DECEMBER 31, 2015 ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 1,049,785 Investments 14,304,636 Accounts Receivable 264,318 TOTAL ASSETS $ 15,618,739 REPORTS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ 23,700 Unfunded Pre-82 Pension Obligation 3,965,342 Retiree Health Retirement Account 936,000 Claims Incurred Not Paid 20,809 Total Liabilities 4,945,851 NET ASSETS Unrestricted: Undesignated 2,503,182 Designated 537,000 Total Unrestricted 3,040,182 Temporarily Restricted 6,944,592 Permanently Restricted 688,114 Total Net Assets 10,672,888 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 15,618,739 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 3

254 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 253 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total SUPPORT AND REVENUE Participant Contributions - Pension $ 3,757,298 $ - $ - $ 3,757,298 Participant Contributions - Insurance 3,617, ,617,035 Church Apportionments - Insurance 1,520, ,520,785 Church Apportionments - Pension 327, ,620 Dividends and Interest 47,248 11,110-58,358 Other Income 48, ,963 Contributions and Gifts 24, ,211 Loss on Investments (160,299) (173,304) - (333,603) Assets Released from Restriction 141,815 (141,815) - - TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE 9,324,676 (304,009) - 9,020,667 EXPENSES Program 8,000, ,000,326 General and Administrative 181, ,258 TOTAL EXPENSES 8,181, ,181,584 REPORTS OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) 1,143,092 (304,009) - 839,083 OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSES) Pre 82 Pension Changes in Benefit Obligations (658,142) - - (658,142) Pre 82 Pension Income - Actuarial 1,354, ,354,064 TOTAL OTHER INCOME (NET) 695, ,922 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 1,839,014 (304,009) - 1,535,005 Net Assets, Beginning of Year 1,201,168 7,248, ,114 9,137,883 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 3,040,182 $ 6,944,592 $ 688,114 $ 10,672,888 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 4

255 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS STATEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 Program Health Insurance General and Administrative Pension Total EXPENSES Staff Expenses $ 84,004 $ 84,004 $ 42,001 $ 210,009 Total Staff Expenses 84,004 84,004 42, ,009 REPORTS Health Insurance Premiums - 4,296,185-4,296,185 Pension Payments - DB 1,265, ,265,287 Pension Payments - UMPIP 801, ,772 Pension Payments - CPP 674, ,346 Pension Payments - DC 431, ,217 Flexible Benefit Claims - 235, ,420 Grants and Other Benefits Paid 13,484 63,515-76,999 Legal and Accounting ,462 54,462 Life Insurance Premiums - 51,092-51,092 Insurance ,219 31,219 Supplies ,541 22,541 Travel and Meeting Expenses ,033 18,033 Office Expenses - - 9,371 9,371 Miscellaneous - - 3,631 3,631 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 3,270,110 $ 4,730,216 $ 181,258 $ 8,181,584 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 5

256 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 255 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Increase in Net Assets $ 1,535,005 Adjustments to Reconcile Change in Net Assets to Net Cash Used by Operating Activities: Loss on Investments (333,603) Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities: Decrease in Assets: Accounts Receivable 134,494 Decrease in Liabilities: Accounts Payable (142,883) Unfunded Pre-82 Pension Obligation (2,522,949) Claims Incurred Not Paid (4,050) NET CASH USED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (1,333,986) CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Pension Account Deposits 9,788,186 Pension Account Disbursem*nts (9,127,823) NET CASH PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES 660,363 REPORTS NET CHANGE IN CASH FLOWS (673,623) Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year 1,723,408 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR $ 1,049,785 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 6

257 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE The United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions (the Board) is a Texas non-profit corporation, formerly known as the Board of Pensions of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Board began operations as the United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions on January 1, 2015, resulting from unification of the Board of Pensions of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church. REPORTS The Board s purpose is to determine and report to the annual conference the names of retired ministers and the widows and children of the deceased ministers of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church (the Conference) who are entitled to annuities, pensions, or special relief; to set, subject to the approval of the annual conference, the appropriation necessary to be made to meet such charges; and to perform such other acts and discharge such other duties as may be prescribed by the Discipline of the United Methodist Church. The Board is not involved in the actual administration of the pension program which is the responsibility of the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church (GBOPHB). The Board is responsible for collecting and remitting the pension funds to the GBOPHB. The Board also administers other funds that have been contributed to provide income that is to be used for funding pension and health insurance benefits. The Board can direct the GBOPHB as to which type of investment account it wants the funds invested in, but the GBOPHB selects the individual investments to be made from each investment account. The Board has the authority to select investments outside of the GBOPHB. As of December 31, 2015, approximately 100% of all the Board s assets were placed with the GBOPHB. The GBOPHB maintains all members' accounts related to balances and vesting. NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES BASIS OF ACCOUNTING The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis. The significant accounting policies followed are described below to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements to the reader. To ensure observance of limitations and restrictions placed on the use of resources available to the Board, the accounts of the Board are maintained in accordance with the principles of fund accounting. This is the procedure by which resources for various purposes are classified for accounting and reporting purposes into each fund; each fund being established by separate trusts as designated by the donors. CASH EQUIVALENTS For purposes of the statement of cash flows and the statement of financial position, the Board considers all investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. INVESTMENTS Investments are carried at market, and realized and unrealized gains and losses are reflected in the statement of activities. Investments acquired by gift are valued at amounts representing estimated fair market value at the date of the gift. 7

258 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 257 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) OPERATING ASSETS Operating assets consist of furniture and equipment, stated at cost less allowances for depreciation. Provisions for depreciation of fixed assets are computed on the straight-line method over five years. CONTRIBUTIONS The Board reports gifts of cash and other assets as temporarily restricted support if they are received with donor restrictions as to period of availability or use of the donated assets. When a donor restriction expires, that is, when a stipulated time restriction ends or purpose restriction is accomplished, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restriction. BASIS OF PRESENTATION The Board is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: Unrestricted net assets Net assets that are not subject to donor-imposed stipulations. Temporarily restricted net assets Net assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that may or will be met either by actions of the Board and/or the passage of time. Permanently restricted net assets Net assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that they be maintained permanently by the Board. REPORTS ESTIMATES The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires the Board administrator to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results may differ from those estimates. INCOME TAX STATUS The Board qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and, therefore, has no provision for federal income taxes. The Board s management believes it has no material uncertain tax positions and, accordingly, it will not recognize any liabilities. NOTE 3 - DESCRIPTION OF PLANS The following description of the Board s health insurance and pension plans provides only general information. Participants should refer to the plan agreements for a complete description of provisions. The Pension Plan is a separate entity maintained by the GBOPHB, and the results of its financial activities are reported on by other auditors. The Board administers the following plans provided by the Conference: 8

259 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 3 - DESCRIPTION OF PLANS (continued) Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) - effective January 1, 2007, and restated as of January 1, 2014, reflecting revisions approved at General Conference 2012, the Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) was converted over to the CRSP plan. The plan is funded by a 3% contribution to the CRSP Defined Contribution Plan (DC) made by the Board. In addition to the 3% contribution, the Board will also fund the CRSP Defined Benefit Plan (DB). The DB contribution will equal the amount it takes to fund the employees retirement benefit. The CRSP payment made based upon actuarial cost for the years ended December 31, 2015 was $1,265,287. REPORTS Defined Contribution Pension Plan - Post 1982 service, fully funded each year by deposits from employer (church) and employee to GBOPHB. Retirement benefits are dependent on the balance in the individual s account on date of retirement. Defined Benefit Pension Plan - Prior to 1982, the Conference participated in a defined benefit program for clergy appointed to the local churches of the Conference. The financial liability for that service still exists for the Conference, and will for several decades. The cost of providing the defined benefits earned prior to 1982 is viewed by the Conference as an annual expense and is funded each year by the local churches through the Board. Health Insurance Plan - Clergy and lay employees are eligible to participate in this plan if they are regular, full-time employees of the Conference or one of the local churches of the Conference. All full-time employees must be regularly scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Also eligible to participate in this plan are full, probationary, associate members, and full-time local pastors. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the retired pastors were covered under the Health Insurance Plan described above by the Board s predecessor organization, the Board of Pensions of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This coverage was discontinued effective March 31, 2014, and the retired pastors currently in the Conference s Health Insurance Plan were transitioned to one of the health benefit plans offered by a third party, Towers Watson (Note 10). The pension plans are considered church plans as defined in section 414(e) of the Internal Revenue Code and are administered pursuant to the retirement income account provisions of section 403(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code. NOTE 4 - CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK The Board maintains cash and investment accounts at various financial institutions and investment companies. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insures the balances in the cash accounts up to $250,000, while the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (the SIPC) insures the balances in investment accounts up to $500,000. The Board also has investment accounts that are not insured by the FDIC or the SIPC. At December 31, 2015, the Board s uninsured cash and investment balances totaled approximately $757,872 and $14,303,490, respectively, without regard to reconciling items. 9

260 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 259 NOTE 5 - INVESTMENTS UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 At December 31, 2015, investments consisted of units in Wespath Investment Management, which are pooled investment accounts. Investment income and gains and losses are allocated to the Board based on its interest in the unitized value of its investments on a monthly basis. Investments held at December 31, 2015 are summarized as follows: Wespath Investments $ 14,303,490 Other Investments 1,146 Total $ 14,304,636 The amount invested in these equities is recorded at fair market value. Investment losses for these funds was $333,603 for the year ended December 31, NOTE 6 - NET ASSETS/FUND BALANCES REPORTS The Board has certain net asset/fund balances whose use is designated by the Board, or restricted by donorspecified activities or projects. The Board s designated net assets, temporarily restricted net assets and permanently restricted net assets were comprised of the following at December 31, 2015: Board Designated Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Boelsche Fund $ - $ - $ 97,845 Boelsche Fund Interest - 18,518 - Edinburg Parsonage Fund - 92,971 - Floyd Cunningham Jr. Fund - 34,582 - Josephine Burns Foreman Memorial Fund 537, Raeke Fund ,572 RGC Pension Legacy Fund - 6,608,376 - RGC Pension Legacy Fund SEF - 26,632 - Seiler Fund - - 9,697 Seiler Fund Interest Superannuate Endowment Fund - 110,352 - Thompson Fund - 52,535 - Total $ 537,000 $ 6,944,592 $ 688,114 10

261 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 7 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Accounts receivable consists primarily of amounts due from churches and individuals for pension and health insurance billings. At December 31, 2015, accounts receivable also included $94,208 due from the Conference related to the Edinburg Minister s Home and associated maintenance fund. The Board considers all of these receivables to be fully collectible; therefore, an allowance for doubtful accounts is not required. NOTE 8 - FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS REPORTS The Board adopted the provisions of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (formerly SFAS 157). ASC 820 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market, and establishes a framework for measuring fair value in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The adoption of ASC 820 did not affect the Board s financial position or results of operations. The valuation techniques required by ASC 820 are based upon observable and unobservable inputs, and ASC 820 establishes a three-level fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. The three levels of inputs used to measure fair value are as follows: Level 1 inputs consist of unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and have the highest priority. Level 2 valuations are based on quoted prices in markets that are not active. Level 3 valuations are based on inputs that are unobservable and supported by little or no market activity. The following table represents assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as reported in the statement of financial position as of December 31, 2015 by level within the fair value measurement hierarchy: Total Fair Value Measurement Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Financial Assets: Wespath $ 14,303,490 $ - $ - $ 14,303,490 Mineral Rights $ 300 $ - $ - $ 300 Spencer Gift $ 846 $ - $ - $ 846 The following table sets forth a summary of changes in the fair value of the Board s Level 3 assets for the year ended December 31, 2015: Other Wespath Total Balance, Beginning of Year $ 1,146 $ 14,881,267 $ 14,882,413 Deposits - 8,846,044 8,846,044 Miscellaneous Income - 34,013 34,013 Payments and Fees - (9,124,231) (9,124,231) Realized and Unrealized Losses - (333,603) (333,603) Balance, End of Year $ 1,146 $ 14,303,490 $ 14,304,636 11

262 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 261 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 9 - PAST SERVICE LIABILITY The Pension Plan with the GBOPHB was changed effective January 1, The Board is responsible for the un-funded past service liability of those participants who were members prior to January 1, The actuarially projected un-funded past service liability as of December 31, 2015 was $3,965,342 for these participants. Past service funding deposits are required to fund this liability and have been set at $823,207 per year for a period of 16 years (adjusted annually to $1,158,315 in 2015). However, in 2015, the Board had available net assets of $7,376,551, which is adequate to fully fund the past service liability. NOTE 10 - POST-RETIREMENT HEALTH BENEFITS As disclosed above in Note 3, the Board s predecessor organizations, the Southwest Texas Conference and the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church Board of Pensions voted to end the previous post-retirement health benefit plan effective December 31, This is a part of the agreement to form a new conference effective January 1, As a result of this action, the former corporate entity was changed. The new entity has a new Board of Directors and new by-laws. The former post-retirement health benefit plan ended. The post-retirement health benefit plan of the new United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions will be a closed plan. Participants in the plan will be limited to those who were participating in the post-retirement health benefit plans of the Southwest Texas Conference and the Rio Grande Conference. No new participants will be added. The annual benefit amount is fixed at the dollar value of the annualized benefit paid during December REPORTS This benefit is only available with participation in one of the health benefit plans offered by a third party, Towers Watson. The benefit is provided in the form of funding a Health Reimbursem*nt Account. Upon the death of the participant, the termination of the plan, or the decision of the participant to no longer continue to participate in the plan, the benefit ends. The health reimbursem*nt benefit amount is fixed and will not increase regardless of the cost of the health benefit plan. The actuarial present value of the expected post-retirement benefit obligation is $936,000 as determined by an actuary of the GBOPHB and is the amount that results from applying actuarial assumptions to a census of participants on December 31, The significant actuarial assumptions used in the valuations were: a) Mortality will occur in accordance with the newly created scale, Scale BB, for calculating impact on pension plans due to increased longevity. b) There will be no increases in the amount of the benefit. There are no contingent annuitants. c) The actuarial reserve and accumulations will be credited with interest at the rate of 4%. d) This is a closed plan. There will be no additional participants and no increase in the amount of the benefit. The foregoing actuarial assumptions are based on the presumption the plan will continue. Were the plan to terminate, different actuarial assumptions and other factors might be applicable in determining the actuarial present value of accumulated plan benefits. 12

263 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 11 - PRE-82 POST-RETIREMENT PENSION BENEFITS The post-retirement benefit obligation represents the actuarial present value of those estimated future benefits that are attributed to employee service rendered prior to January 1, Post-retirement benefits include future benefits expected to be paid to or for 1) currently retired employees and their spouse and 2) active employees and their spouse after retirement from service. REPORTS The actuarial present value of the expected post-retirement benefit obligation is determined by an actuary of the GBOPHB and is the amount that results from applying actuarial assumptions to historical data to estimate the present value of future annual incurred benefits. The significant actuarial assumptions used in the valuations were: a) Mortality will occur in accordance with Scale RP-200 (BB) for calculating impact on pension plans due to increased longevity. b) Contributions for increases in Past Service Rate or Contingent Annuitant % benefit increases are required to be made in advance of the increase s effective date. c) The actuarial reserve and accumulations before retirement will be credited with interest at the rate of 6.75%. d) Surviving spouses receive 70% of the ministerial pension rate. e) Retirement has been assumed to occur at the age of 65 or in one year, if age 65 or older. The valuations included assume average rates of return of 6.75% for the pension plan and expected benefit increases of 2%. The foregoing actuarial assumptions are based on the presumption the plan will continue. Were the plan to terminate, different actuarial assumptions and other factors might be applicable in determining the actuarial present value of accumulated plan benefits. The Pre-82 Funding Plan is under review by the Actuarial Department at the GBOPHB. NOTE 12 - PENSION PARTICIPANT CONTRIBUTIONS AND PAYMENTS The Board is the plan sponsor for several qualified benefit plans of the GBOPHB. These plans are the Clergy Retirement Security Program Defined Contribution (CRSP-DC), Clergy Retirement Security Program-Defined Contribution (CRSP-DB), Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP), and United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP). The Board invoices the local churches for the cost of these plans on a monthly basis and then makes a single payment to the GBOPHB either monthly or annually, depending upon the plan design. NOTE 13 - LEGACY FUNDS On January 1, 2015, the Rio Grande Conference pension assets of $6,922,748 were transferred into the Board s investment accounts. Based on the Rio Texas Unification Plan that was approved by both the Rio Grande Conference and Southwest Texas Conference, the transferred funds which were restricted for clergy benefits of the former Rio Grande Conference will continue to be used to fund clergy benefits of legacy churches of the Rio Grande Conference. During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Board awarded $140,578 in grants to legacy churches and incurred investment losses of $173,794. At December 31, 2015, the legacy fund balance was $6,608,

264 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 263 UNITED METHODIST RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE BOARD OF PENSIONS NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DECEMBER 31, 2015 NOTE 14 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS The Board has evaluated subsequent events through September 20, 2016, which is the date the financial statements were available to be issued. REPORTS 14

265 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE REPORTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 Randy Walker & Co., Certified Public Accountants

266 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 265 RANDY WALKER & CO. Certified Public Accountants 7800 IH 10 West, Suite 505 San Antonio, Texas Phone (210) Fax (210) INDEPENDENT AUDITOR S REPORT Finance Table Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church San Antonio, Texas We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church (the Conference), a non-profit organization, as of December 31, 2015, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements REPORTS Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circ*mstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

267 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Opinion In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church as of December 31, 2015, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. San Antonio, Texas May 24, 2016 REPORTS

268 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 267 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION December 31, 2015 ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 8,509,301 Designated Cash and Cash Equivalents - SOIF 35,349 Accounts Receivable - Apportionments and Other Giving 774,313 Accounts Receivable - Other 38,715 Grants Receivable 158,177 Prepaid Expenses 78,459 Prepaid Supplies 27,346 Other Assets 1,895,440 Note Receivable 68,702 Property and Equipment, net of depreciation 7,762,405 TOTAL ASSETS $ 19,348,207 REPORTS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payable - Apportionments and Other Giving $ 870,362 Accounts Payable - Vendors 311,281 Accounts Payable - Other 175,157 Accrued Expenses 28,249 Total Liabilities 1,385,049 NET ASSETS Undesignated 10,730,507 Designated 5,831,695 Total Unrestricted 16,562,202 Temporarily Restricted 1,256,722 Permanently Restricted 144,234 Total Net Assets 17,963,158 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 19,348,207 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 3

269 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES For the Year Ended December 31, 2015 Temporarily Permanently SUPPORT AND REVENUE Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Church Remittances: Apportionments $ 10,837,812 $ - $ - $ 10,837,812 Other Church Giving 986, ,000-1,096,714 Insurance Program 4,451, ,451,098 Other Special Causes Support 1,336, ,336,337 Service Fee Income 1,190, ,190,415 Grants 965, ,052 Investment Income 52, ,236 Net Assets Released from Restriction 76,969 (76,969) - - TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE 19,896,633 33,031-19,929,664 REPORTS EXPENSES Program Expenses: Remitted to Agencies 7,169, ,169,968 Insurance Program 4,970, ,970,324 Annual Conference Ministries 3,665, ,665,489 Services Provided on Fee Basis 505, ,704 Grants Disbursed 290, ,537 Supporting Services: Conference Administration 2,541, ,541,190 TOTAL EXPENSES 19,143, ,143,212 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 753,421 33, ,452 Net Assets, Beginning of Year (Restated) 15,808,781 1,223, ,234 17,176,706 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 16,562,202 $ 1,256,722 $ 144,234 $ 17,963,158 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 4

270 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 269 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS For the Year Ended December 31, 2015 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Increase In Net Assets $ 786,452 Adjustments to Reconcile Change in Net Assets to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Depreciation 320,065 Non-Cash Contributions of Other Assets (781,681) Loss on Sale of Property and Equipment 7,255 Decrease (Increase) in Assets: Accounts Receivable - Apportionments and Other Giving 133,780 Accounts Receivable - Other 174,838 Grants Receivable (33,886) Prepaid Expenses 99,228 Prepaid Supplies 13,726 (Decrease) Increase in Liabilities: Accounts Payable - Apportionments and Other Giving (42,492) Accounts Payable - Vendors (21,442) Accounts Payable - Other (137,700) Accrued Expenses 399 Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities 518,542 REPORTS CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of Property and Equipment (6,687) Proceeds from Sale of Other Assets, net of expense 326,785 Proceeds from Sale of Property and Equipment 12,000 Net Provided By Investing Activities 332,098 NET INCREASE IN CASH FLOWS 850,640 Cash and Cash Equivalents and Designated Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year 7,694,010 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND DESIGNATED CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR $ 8,544,650 The accompanying notes are an integral part of this financial statement. 5

271 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES NATURE OF ORGANIZATION The Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church (the Conference) is a nonprofit organization associated with the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church. The mission of the Conference is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Conference is empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach out, in the name of God, to the people of South Texas in the name of Jesus Christ. The Conference is committed to providing vital missions, vital congregations, and strong leaders to connect their churches to the people within their area. The Conference s mission field spans South Texas, with churches in large cities and small towns from Austin to McAllen, from San Angelo to Victoria, in vibrant cities, historic small towns and struggling communities. REPORTS All assets of the Conference reported in the accompanying financial statements are held in trust by the United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Trustees incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas effective January 1, BASIS OF ACCOUNTING The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis. The significant accounting policies followed are described below to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements to the reader. To ensure observance of limitations and restrictions placed on the use of resources available to the Conference, the accounts of the Conference are maintained in accordance with the principles of fund accounting. This is a procedure by which resources for various purposes are classified into each fund. Each fund is established by separate trusts as designated by the donors. BASIS OF PRESENTATION The Conference is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: Unrestricted net assets Net assets that are not subject to donor-imposed stipulations. Temporarily restricted net assets Net assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that may or will be met either by actions of the Conference and/or the passage of time. Permanently restricted net assets Net assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that they be maintained permanently by the Conference. CASH EQUIVALENTS For purposes of the statement of cash flows and the statement of financial position, the Conference considers all investments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT Property and equipment are recorded at cost when acquired by purchase and at fair market value when acquired by gifts. The Conference capitalizes property and equipment with a cost or fair market value over $2,500. Cost and associated reserve are written off when the asset is fully depreciated. 6

272 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 271 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued) PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT (continued) Automobiles - recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation computed on a straight-line basis over 3 to 5 years. Furnishings and Equipment - recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation computed on a straight-line basis over 3 to 5 years. Mt. Wesley Buildings - where historical cost or fair market value at the date of the gift was not available, the assets were recorded at 50% of their insured value as of December 31, These assets are being depreciated on a straight-line basis over 40 years. Mt. Wesley land is recorded at the appraised value based on a 1985 appraisal by a firm of real estate appraisers. CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions and other support that are restricted by the donor are recorded as an increase in temporarily restricted net assets until the restriction expires or the Conference disburses the funds in accordance with the restriction. Designated funds are internally restricted by the Conference and have no external legal restrictions. REPORTS ESTIMATES Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing financial statements. Those estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the reported revenues and expenses. INCOME TAX STATUS The Conference qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and, therefore, has no provision for federal income taxes. NOTE 2 - CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Cash and cash equivalents (non-designated and designated) consisted of the following at December 31, 2015: Insured by FDIC Chase Bank $ 242,149 Bank of America 250,000 Merrill Lynch 35,761 Frost Bank 250,000 Total Secured by FDIC and SIPC 777,910 7

273 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 2 - CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (continued) Uninsured Cash Accounts American Express 145,148 Frost Bank 211,448 Bank of America 38,950 Cash on Hand 2,351 Texas Methodist Foundation 7,368,843 Total Unsecured 7,766,740 Total Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 8,544,650 REPORTS Cash and cash equivalents included $35,349 designated for Stepping Out In Faith at December 31, NOTE 3 - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE APPORTIONMENTS AND OTHER GIVING The accounts receivable for apportionments and other giving are adjusted to reflect the amounts actually received by the second week of January of the following year; therefore, an allowance for doubtful accounts is not required. The accounts receivable - apportionments and other giving balance was $774,313 at December 31, NOTE 4 - GRANTS RECEIVABLE The Conference has several program-related grants receivable at December 31, These grants receivable are due from various organizations and will be distributed in the coming year. The Conference considers these receivables to be fully collectible. Therefore, no allowance for doubtful accounts is deemed necessary by management. The grants receivable balance was $158,177 at December 31, NOTE 5 - NOTE RECEIVABLE The Conference has a note receivable related to the sale of the Socorro, NM property. The seller-financed agreement is an installment note bearing an annual interest rate of 3.75% with monthly interest and principal payments. The note receivable balance was $68,702 at December 31, NOTE 6 - OTHER ASSETS The Conference has had several churches close or combine with other congregations in the last few years. The Conference has assumed responsibility for the churches properties pending their sale (see Note 18). These churches were recorded at estimated fair market value on the date of receipt. At December 31, 2015, the remaining churches assumed by the Conference totaled $1,883,480 and are included in other assets in the statement of financial position. 8

274 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 273 NOTE 7 - PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 Property and equipment were as follows at December 31, 2015: Automobiles $ 304,734 Building 196,142 Methodist Conference Center: Land, Building, and Equipment 4,691,799 Mt. Wesley: Land, Building, and Equipment 7,723,704 Episcopal Residence: Land, Building and Furnishings 420,912 13,337,291 Less Accumulated Depreciation (5,574,886) Total Property and Equipment $ 7,762,405 Depreciation expense for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $320,065. REPORTS NOTE 8 - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE APPORTIONMENTS AND OTHER GIVING The accounts payable for apportionments and other giving are amounts due to various agencies for the amounts received from the churches for apportionments and other giving. The Conference acts as a pass through for these items. The accounts payable - apportionments and other giving balance was $870,362 at December 31, NOTE 9 - ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OTHER Included in accounts payable other of $175,157 is a $93,723 payable to the Board of Pensions for a retired minister s home and associated maintenance fund. NOTE 10 - FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS The Conference adopted the provisions of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (formerly SFAS 157). ASC 820 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market, and establishes a framework for measuring fair value in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The adoption of ASC 820 did not affect the Conference s financial position or results of operations. The valuation techniques required by ASC 820 are based upon observable and unobservable inputs, and ASC 820 establishes a three-level fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. The three levels of inputs used to measure fair value are as follows: 9

275 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 10 - FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS (continued) Level 1 inputs consist of unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and have the highest priority. Level 2 valuations are based on quoted prices in markets that are not active. Level 3 valuations are based on inputs that are unobservable and supported by little or no market activity. The Conference has no Level 2 or Level 3 assets or liabilities. The Conference s financial instruments (Level 1) were as follows at December 31, 2015: REPORTS Carrying Amount Fair Value Financial Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 8,509,301 $ 8,509,301 Designated Cash and Cash Equivalents - SOIF $ 35,349 $ 35,349 Accounts Receivable - Apportionments and Other Giving $ 774,313 $ 774,313 Accounts Receivable - Other $ 38,715 $ 38,715 Grants Receivable $ 158,177 $ 158,177 Prepaid Expenses $ 78,459 $ 78,459 Prepaid Supplies $ 27,346 $ 27,346 Financial Liabilities: Accounts Payable - Apportionments and Other Giving $ 870,362 $ 870,362 Accounts Payable - Vendors $ 311,281 $ 311,281 Accounts Payable - Other $ 175,157 $ 175,157 Accrued Expenses $ 28,249 $ 28,249 The carrying amounts reported in the statement of financial position approximate fair values because of the short maturities of those instruments. NOTE 11 - PENSION PLAN The Conference is responsible for pensions for two classes of persons - clergy appointed to the Conference and lay employees. The Pension Plan for clergy appointed to the Conference is administered by the United Methodist Rio Texas Conference Board of Pensions (the Board of Pensions). The Conference s contribution to the cost of that plan for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $120,

276 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 275 NOTE 11 - PENSION PLAN (continued) RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 The Pension Plan for lay employees is funded through the purchase of annuity contracts. Employee contributions are voluntary and are made on a pre-tax basis. Employer contributions are a percentage of wages and are defined in the Master Agreement between the Conference and the Board of Pensions. The contribution for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $48,863. The above plans are both church plans as that term is defined in section 414(e) of the Internal Revenue Code and are administered pursuant to the retirement income account provisions of section 403(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code. NOTE 12 - LEASES The Conference leases copiers and other office equipment under various operating leases. The leases vary in expiration dates from May 2016 to June In July 2014, the Conference entered into a buy-out agreement with a new leasing company. The Conference received funds from the new leasing company to pay off the remainder of the existing lease obligation. At December 31, 2015, the Conference had an outstanding lease obligation of $6,410. Copier and office equipment lease expenses amounted to $96,719 for the year ended December 31, REPORTS The following is a schedule of the operating lease obligations subsequent to December 31, 2015: December 31, 2016 $ 96, , , ,300 Total $ 311,244 NOTE 13 - ENDOWMENT The Conference s endowment consists of approximately three individual funds established for a variety of purposes, including ministerial support, mission aid salaries, and new church expansion. Its endowment includes both donor-restricted endowment funds and funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments. As required by GAAP, net assets associated with endowment funds, including funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments, are classified and reported based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. 11

277 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL NOTE 13 - ENDOWMENT (continued) Interpretation of Relevant Law RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 REPORTS The Board of Directors of the Conference has interpreted the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) as requiring the preservation of the fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donor-restricted endowment funds absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the Conference classifies as permanently restricted net assets (a) the original value of gifts donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) accumulations to the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of the applicable donor gift instrument at the time the accumulation is added to the fund. The remaining portion of the donor-restricted endowment fund that is not classified in permanently restricted net assets is classified as temporarily restricted net assets until those amounts are appropriated for expenditure by the Conference in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by UPMIFA. In accordance with UPMIFA, the Conference considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted funds: 1. The duration and preservation of the fund; 2. The purpose of the Conference and the donor-restricted endowment fund; 3. General economic conditions; 4. The possible effect of inflation and deflation; 5. The expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments; 6. Other resources of the Conference; and 7. The investment policies of the Conference. The endowment net assets composition by type was follows for the year ended December 31, 2015: Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Donor-Restricted Endowment Funds $ - $ - $ 144,234 $ 144,234 Board-Designated Endowment Funds 171, ,766 Total $ 171,766 $ - $ 144,234 $ 316,000 Changes in endowment net assets for the year ended December 31, 2015 were as follows: Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Endowment Net Assets, Beginning of Year $ 169,451 $ - $ 144,234 $ 313,685 Investment Income 2, ,315 Endowment Net Assets, End of Year $ 171,766 $ - $ 144,234 $ 316,000 12

278 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 277 NOTE 13 - ENDOWMENT (continued) RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 Following is a description of amounts classified as permanently restricted net assets (endowment only) at December 31, 2015: Permanently Restricted Net Assets The portion of perpetual endowment funds required to be retained permanently, either by explicit donor stipulation or by UPMIFA $ 144,234 There were no endowment net assets classified as temporarily restricted for the year ended December 31, Funds With Deficiencies The fair value of assets associated with individual donor-restricted endowment funds may fall below the level that the donor or UPMIFA requires the Conference to retain as a fund of perpetual duration. In accordance with GAAP, deficiencies of this nature are reported in unrestricted net assets. There were no such deficiencies as of December 31, REPORTS Return Objectives and Risk Parameters The Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund (the Fund) has adopted investment and spending policies for the Permanent Endowment Fund assets that attempt to fulfill the purpose of the Fund and also protect the principal of the Fund. The objectives of the Fund s investment policy are: 1. To conserve principal for the effective maintenance of purchasing power. 2. To provide regular income at a reasonable rate. 3. To expand income and principal over and above that necessary to offset rises in the cost of living. Strategies Employed for Achieving Objectives To satisfy its long-term rate-of-return objectives, the Conference relies on a total return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through current yield (interest and dividends). The Fund is designed to offer a portfolio balanced through a diversified group of quality securities. 13

279 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 14 - CONTINGENT LIABILITY ENERGY CONTRACT In July 2013, the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church (Conference s predecessor organization) entered into a contract to purchase a set amount of electricity at a fixed rate price from an energy company for 46 months. This contract was transferred to the Conference upon its formation, and the Conference is bound by the terms until completion of the contract. Churches of the Conference who want to participate sign up and pay for the electricity on a monthly basis. The Conference is contingently liable to purchase the full amount of electricity agreed to in the contract and is also contingently liable if one of the churches is unable to pay for the electricity used. It is the opinion of management that all electricity will be fully utilized and the participating churches will be able to pay their bills; therefore, no amounts have been accrued for related to this contract. REPORTS NOTE 15 - CONTINGENT LIABILITY FOR UNFUNDED POST-RETIREMENT BENEFITS Prior to 1982, the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church (Conference s predecessor organization) participated in a defined benefit program for clergy appointed to the local churches of the Conference. The financial liability for that service still exists for the Conference and will for several decades. In 2015, the Conference Board of Pensions had assets in excess of its liabilities, and, therefore, no unrecorded liability exists for that fiscal year. The plan is fully funded according to the terms and conditions of the program, and the Conference Board of Pensions has fully reserved an amount greater than the current actuarial obligation. NOTE 16 - LINE OF CREDIT During August 2004, the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church (Conference s predecessor organization) entered into an agreement for a line of credit of $500,000 with Texas Methodist Foundation for the Mt. Wesley project. The line bears interest at prime less.25% and expires on August 7, The line is secured by land in Kerr County, Texas. This line of credit had been revised to reflect the Conference as the maker. The Conference had no outstanding borrowings at December 31, NOTE 17 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS The Conference evaluates subsequent events in accordance with ASC Topic No. 855, Subsequent Events (formally SFAS No. 165). The guidance requires an entity to disclose the date through which subsequent events have been evaluated, as well as whether that date is the date the financial statements were issued or the date the financial statements were available to be issued. In preparing these financial statements, the Conference has evaluated events and transactions for potential recognition or disclosure through May 24, 2016, the date the financial statements were available to be issued. The Conference has determined there are no subsequent events requiring disclosure. 14

280 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 279 NOTE 18 - RESTATEMENT RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 The Conference began operations effective January 1, 2015 resulting from unification of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church. During the year ended December 31, 2015, an evaluation of properties held for sale (see Note 6) revealed $1,390,055 in properties valued over estimated market values. Correction of this misstatement resulted in a decrease in other assets and net assets of $1,390,055 at January 1, Prior year s financial statements for the predecessor conferences will not be restated. NOTE 19 - RESTRICTIONS ON NET ASSETS Support and contributions that are restricted by the donor are recorded as an increase in temporarily restricted net assets until the restriction expires or the Conference disburses the funds in accordance with the restriction. Designated funds are internally restricted by the Conference and have no external legal restrictions. Temporarily restricted net assets were available for the following purposes at December 31, 2015: Offering Christ to All $ 982,588 Skinner 110,000 OCTA Sharyland 53,000 STOIF Cabins 33,813 OCTA Start up Kits 27,683 OCTA Land Acquisition 24,595 OCTA Education and Training 13,153 OCTA Financial Support Pastors 11,890 REPORTS Total $ 1,256,722 NOTE 20 - SUMMARY OF UNRESTRICTED FUNDS Unrestricted net assets were as follows at December 31, 2015: General Fund $ 1,482,590 Land, Building and Equipment 9,247,917 Total Undesignated $ 10,730,507 15

281 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 20 - SUMMARY OF UNRESTRICTED FUNDS (continued) REPORTS 2 Year Academy for SF $ 4,665 Academy for Spiritual Formation (20,022) Administration Fund 33,324 Administration Fund - RGC 54,559 Adult Choral Workshop 2,830 Agency Services 6,633 Border Relief 79,940 Camp Scholarships 400 Clergy Women's Fund 5,125 Clergy Women's Fund - RGC 4,303 Conference Disaster Fund 191,665 Cultural Competency 17,500 Crossroads District Abandoned Property (1,927) Director's Discretion HCI 22,492 District Superintendent's Fund 86,558 District Superintendent's Fund - RGC 17,723 Emmaus 107,876 Emmaus Development 1,982 Emmaus Grtr SA/Bulverde Chrysalis 13,437 Emmaus NW SA FDG 8,783 Emmaus Scholarships - RGC 371 Emmaus Walk - RGC 10,345 Encounters with Christ 60,376 Episcopal Office 59,701 Episcopal Residence Fund 65,145 Equitable Compensation 239,809 Equitable Compensation - RGC 765,603 Equitable Compensation Endowment - RGC 169,450 Estates 1,663 Ethnic Local Church 27,427 Ethnic Local Church - RGC 14,360 Four MI Focus - RGC 98,167 Fund for Peace 7,168 General Conference Delegate 27,395 General Conference Delegate - RGC 811 Golden Cross Fund 16,941 Golden Cross Fund - RGC 1,716 Hispanic Ministries 1,416 Hispanic Research and Publishing 1,470 Internship Fund 72,782 Investigations 21,144 16

282 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 281 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS December 31, 2015 NOTE 20 - SUMMARY OF UNRESTRICTED FUNDS (continued) Kingdom Kamp 2,276 Labyrinth 355 Las Misiones District (3,987) Lay Speaking Event 595 Methodist Healthcare Ministry 14,342 Midwinters Fund 17,553 Ministerial Education Fund - RGC 718 Ministers' Spouses Luncheon 587 Moving Expense 181,471 Mt. Wesley Conference Center (29,650) Mt. Wesley Little Development 50,858 Nancy Miller Children's Fund 4,052 Native American 33,115 New Church Fund 1,084,996 New Church Fund - RGC 155,431 New Church Start - RGC 4,928 Oscar F. Garza Scholarship Fund - RGC 30,507 PAL - Insurance Program 522,398 Parsonage - RGC 61,577 PCE (7,524) Peace with Justice 10,838 Project Transformation 49,699 Rio Texas UM Historical 675 Russia Initiative 4,041 Salary Support 109,840 Summer Youth Assembly - RGC 2,542 Trustees 238,602 Trustees Property Transition 653,904 UMCOR Immigration/Border Relief 47,464 UMCOR Disaster Grants 166,324 United Methodist Men 100 Weekday Ministries 13,885 WC Deductible Reserve 50,000 Woman's Leadership - RGC 531 WSCB Clergy Fund 47,256 Youth Camp Scholarships 4,726 Youth Service Fund 487 Youth Service Fund - RGC 5,077 Total Designated 5,831,695 REPORTS Total Unrestricted $ 16,562,202 17

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284 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 283 MEMOIRS Record of Remembrance Clergy Morris Harvey Bratton Francisco Javier Briones Robert Randle Butler Dan H. Carmichael Joe Earl Elmore Donald James Jones Barbara Mills Nardi Kurtz Viterbo Jaramillo Montaño Jesse Murray Mothersbaugh Charles Leslie Parker Myron Avery Rickets, Jr. Philip M. Riley, Sr. Jose Felix Salas, Jr. Margret Simon Samuel L. Spencer, Jr. Charles Daniel Story John Franklin Teer Frank S. Walker Martin J. Walker Sylvan Merle Waters Benjamin Taylor Welch MEMOIRS Spouses Enriqueta Avendaño Roberta Ann Bailey Gloria Baldearena John William Campbell Ernestine Gray Clark Dixon Rose Marie Duvall Frankie Phillips Giesler Barbara Pierce Moore Elizabeth Ann Perez Vega

285 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS GUIDELINES FOR MEMOIRS MEMOIRS In the Rio Texas Conference it is the responsibility of the minister who conducts the funeral of a deceased minister, or spouse of a minister, to write the memoir for the conference journal. The memoir is not designed to be either a eulogy or a memorial sermon, and is not the place for sentimentality; but this brief and specialized biographical account can be a document suitable as a historical record and a portrayal of personality and spirit. Certain facts are basic and essential for inclusion in a memoir. The style of writing and the method and order of presentation may differ but a memoir should contain the following information, either within the body of the memoir or listed at the end: 1. Personal life, early period: complete name of the deceased; date and place of birth; names of parents, including mother s maiden name. 2. Educational background: schools and colleges attended, with years noted; degrees and honors received, with dates. 3. Ecclesiastical data: first church membership (name of church, location, date); dates of ordination and admission to annual conference; appointments served; special areas of service on conference boards and agencies; retirement date; residence following retirement; and any service after retirement. (This paragraph is to be adapted to the spouse.) 4. Personal life, late period: date of marriage and name of spouse (including maiden name of wife); full names of children (including married names); date and circ*mstances of death; date and place of funeral and burial; names of officiating clergy; and address of surviving partner or nearest relative. It shall be the responsibility of the annual conference secretary, as editor of the journal, to see that this basic biographical information is contained in the memoirs that are printed in the conference journal. When the conference secretary is informed as to who will write a memoir, he/she will send to the writer of the memoir a copy of these guidelines, and instruct the writer to make sure that the memoir that is written is complete with the necessary biographical information. It should not be more than 300 words in length. Writers of memoirs should present a copy of the memoir to a member or members of the family of the deceased so that it may be checked for accuracy before it is sent to the conference secretary. Memoirs should be received by the conference secretary within one month after the death of the person who has served the conference as minister or minister s spouse. A glossy photograph, preferably black and white, secured if possible from the family, should be made available for publication with the memoir.

286 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 285 CLERGY Morris Harvey Bratton January 20, 1924 June 24, 2015 Morris Harvey Bratton was born in Cleburne, Texas on January 20, 1924 to Harvey Bratton and Anne Boulware Bratton. He graduated Cleburne High School in 1942, Southwestern University in He served the United States Navy during World War II. He received his BD degree from Yale University in Morris was ordained Elder in 1951 and joined the Southwest Conference where he served many pastorates. Morris was appointed to Iowa Wesleyan College as Director of Religious Life from Moving to Washington, D.C. in 1970, he worked as an ABLC appointee where he was Staff Director for Peace Core, Director of LAOS (nonprofit working for peace), and President of Washington International College. In 1982 he became Associate Council Director for the Baltimore/ Washington Conference until retirement in June 1989, when he returned to Texas. Morris married Nettie Ruth Brucks (daughter of Rev. Fred J. Brucks) June 15, Their children are Chris Brucks Bratton and Brenda Bratton Blom. Morris and Nettie returned to Kingsland, Texas to care for her parents and in 2008, they moved to the Wesleyan Home at Estrella; Georgetown, Texas. A Memorial service was held at FUMC Georgetown on July 4, He is interned in the Columbarium at FUMC Georgetown. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, his two children, 7 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Francisco Javier Briones October 4, 1958 April 24, 2016 Rev. Francisco Javier Briones was born October 4th, 1958, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. His parents were Martin Briones Martinez and Olivia Arredondo de Briones. He completed his theological studies in John Wesley Seminary in Monterrey and his secular studies in El Paso Community College. He finished his basics and advanced courses of studies in Perkins School of Theology in SMU in Dallas, TX. He was an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church. He finished the 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education in the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio, TX; He served as Pastor in the First Baptist Church in Nuevo Laredo in With the Rio Grande Conference, Rev. Briones started his ministry in Garland, TX, and served several pastorates throughout the conference. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 2013 and kept ministering and serving in the church and the community even in the last days before his transplant, visiting the sick. Rev. Briones was married to Minerva Hernandez Rodriguez in June 13th, 1981, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. Mexico, had 2 beautiful daughters Abigail Gutierrez and Esther Rivera, as well as 2 granddaughters Hannah Diem and Sarah Olivia. A Memorial Service was held at La Trinidad UMC, San Antonio. MEMOIRS

287 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Robert Randle Butler January 17, December 2, 2015 Robert Randle Butler passed away from this earthly life to a heavenly life on Wednesday, December 2, Randle was born January 17, 1924 in Corpus Christi, TX to very devout and loving parents, Evans S. and Elizabeth Scull Butler. He graduated from Odem High School, North Agricultural College, and Scarritt College for Christian workers. He joined the Navy and served his country in World War II. In San Diego he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Brown. They were married for 67 years and had two wonderful children. After farming some 20 years, Randle became a Diaconal Minister in the Methodist Church. Randle loved to fish, hunt and travel, and considered himself a person's person. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, granddaughter, Sarah and loving wife, Ruth. He is survived by his daughter, Rory Motl and husband, Robert; son, Ron Butler; granddaughters, Betsy Burnett and husband, Phillip, Rachel Rudloff and husband Mark; grandson, William Butler; and great granddaughters, Madeline Burnett and Allie Rudloff. MEMOIRS Dan H Carmichael February 27, 1922 December 7, 2015 Dan H. Carmichael died December 7, He was 93. Rev. Carmichael was ordained an Elder in 1954 and served several pastorates within the Southwest Texas Conference. He retired in He was preceded in death by his wife, Milly, in A Funeral Service was held at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel on December 12, Burial followed at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi. Joe Earl Elmore June 2, March 22, 2016 Joe Earl Elmore, a professor and administrator at Earlham from 1957 to 1981, passed away in Minneapolis on March 22. He was 89. Elmore was first appointed as Earlham's assistant professor of religion and psychology and director of student counseling. He became assistant to President Landrum Bolling in The position of academic dean was created for Elmore in In 1967, he was appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college and was Earlham's acting president in With the appointment of Frank Wallin as president in 1975 Elmore became provost in addition to dean. After leaving Earlham in 1981, Elmore was president of the Texas United Methodist College Association (TUMCA) in Austin, Texas, from 1983 to Both Elmore and his wife, Billye Lynn Elmore, were originally from Texas so the years in Austin were a home coming of sorts. In 1991 they retired to San Diego then in 2007 moved to Minneapolis.

288 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 287 Elmore served in the U.S. Navy on the USS California from 1944 seeing action in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged in Elmore attended South Methodist University in Dallas graduating in 1949 with a degree in Comparative Literature. He then earned a divinity degree from Yale University in 1952, then a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Colombia University in Billye, who was a grade school teacher with Richmond Community Schools during their years in Richmond, passed away in Joe is survived by his three children and four grandchildren; Doug and his wife Karen Godsey Elmore of Norman, Oklahoma, and their children; Sharon Elmore and her husband, Tom Doyle and their two daughters of St Paul; and son Mick, of Bangkok, Thailand. A memorial service for was held at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Rev. Donald James Jones November 2, 1929 November 20, 2015 Rev. Donald James Jones (86) was born November 2, 1929 in Taylor, PA to Elizabeth Rosser Jones and Daniel Jones. He passed away November 20, Donald graduated from Duryea High School in 1947 and joined the US Navy where he served two years. He married the love of his life; Jean Loftus on September 22, Don was a former member of the Brick United Methodist church in Duryea, PA, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He attended Providence Barrington Bible College, Rhode Island from 1954 through 1958 where he received his BA in History, and Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA where he received his Masters of Divinity. Don was ordained in the Wyoming Valley Annual Conference on May 12, He was appointed to various United Methodist Churches in the Wyoming Valley Conference in Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1980, and from 1980 to 1995 he served in the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Don and Jean retired, June 2, 1995, and returned to Pennsylvania where he served two churches, South Auburn UMC and Silvara UMC from 1998 to Don and Jean then moved to Florida where Don continued to serve as the visiting pastor of Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida through Donald is preceded in death by his father and mother Daniel and Elizabeth Jones, his two sisters LaVerne and Norma, and one brother, Eugene. Donald is survived by his wife Jean, three children,wayne,gregg (Mel), Lynn Rogers ( Rev. Bruce), four grandchildren, Erik (Kelly), Rev. Bryan Rogers (Miranda), Matthew, and Bethany Blackburn (Grant), five Great Grandchildren, Benjamin Rogers, Cameron Jones, Addison Rogers, Claire Jones and Mackenzie Rogers, two brothers Russell and Elston (Portia) and one sister Reba Hearrin along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held at Brick United Methodist Church, in Duryea, PA. His Son-in- Law the Rev. Bruce Rogers officiated and was assisted by his grandson the Rev. Bryan Rogers. He was laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, Harding Pa. MEMOIRS

289 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS Barbara Mills Nardi Kurtz May 23, January 9, 2016 The Reverend Barbara Mills Nardi Kurtz, joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on January 9, Barb was born on May 23, 1933 in San Mateo, California to Chalmer (Buck) and Etta Mills. She was blessed with two younger brothers, Bill and Artie. She married Lt. Gary L. Nardi on February 12, 1956 and began her journey as a military wife and mother. With her children well on their way to adulthood, she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Trinity University. Barb answered God's call to ministry, which she had held in her heart for years. She pursued Diaconal Ministry in the Methodist Church and worked in the field of Christian Education at local churches in the San Antonio area and in the District and Conference offices. In 1997, Barb was ordained to the order of Deacon in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference. In the midst of her spiritual journey, and after the loss of Gary, Barb met and married Major (retired) Thomas A. Kurtz on November 25, They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in November 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Barb is survived by her husband and best friend, Tom Kurtz; her brother, Arthur Mills; children: Melissa Nardi, Myet Nardi, Chrys and Alan Hecox, Jason and Joann Nardi, Beth Kurtz, Craig and Ann Kurtz, and Lana Kurtz; grandchildren: Sarah Hudson, Joshua Hudson, Anthony Nardi, Jennifer Kurtz, McKenzie Kurtz, Addie Kurtz, Ian Thom, Austin Thom, Noel Thom, Paloma Thom and Jessie Rivas; and several nieces, nephews and their children. Service was held January 15, 2016 at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. Viterbo Jaramillo Montaño September 4, 1947 January 21, 2016 Reverend Viterbo Jaramillo Montaño was called to his heavenly home on January 21, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas with his family by his side. Rev. Viterbo Montaño was born on September 4, 1947 in Lima, Peru to the late Felia Jaramillo and Flavio Montaño. As an evangelist, he traveled to many countries spreading the Word of God to a multitude of lost souls. He was a servant of God, a soul winner, a Bible school teacher, an author, a praise and worship leader, a musician, a mentor, and an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Montaño joined the Rio Grande Conference United Methodist Church in He pastored nine U.M. churches throughout Texas, in various districts, with the Rio Grande Conference. He retired in 2010 and settled in San Antonio. Rev. Montaño dedicated his children and grandchildren to God and encouraged them to explore the beauty of the Gospel. His legacy lives through them, who now carry the spiritual torch to follow his example of being dedicated to Christ and winning souls. Rev. Montaño's devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle with Parkinson's disease and ultimately gave him peace. We celebrate his renewed life in Heaven where he is with our Savior and Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Rev. Viterbo Montaño is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Maria Laura Montaño Menay; his son and daughter-in-law, Alemet and Virginia Montaño; his daughter and son-in-law, Areli and Chris Cobos; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard Josh and Tiffany Montaño; six grandsons and two granddaughters.

290 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 289 Jesse Murray Mothersbaugh June 22, 1929 October 18, 2015 Jesse Murray Mothersbaugh was born June 22, 1929 in Windsor, Missouri to Jesse and Opal Mae (Murray) Mothersbaugh. The Mothersbaugh s were active members of the East Missouri Methodist Conference of St. Louis. As a teenager, Jesse was active in all areas of youth work and this is when he committed his life to Christ. He was elected as a youth delegate to the World Methodist Conference for Youth in Cleveland, Ohio. This experience created a new vision of service. He graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, Missouri. He was licensed to preach at the age of nineteen. In 1951, he graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. Upon graduation he immediately went to study with approximately sixty other young adults in Hartford, Connecticut. The Board of Mission was preparing these candidates for oversea service. Jesse was assigned to the Belgium Congo, now known as Zaire. Jesse was ordained an Elder at Laurel Heights Methodist Church in June He then served several pastorates within the Southwest Texas Conference. He retired from the ministry June Upon retirement he returned to Seguin where he served communion to the nursing homes, was active with the Methodist Men, and was a community delegate on the Guadalupe Valley Hospital Board. He married his college sweetheart JoAnn Wilson on September 11, 1955 in Lathrop, Missouri. He is survived by his wife of 60 years and their three children, Brent and Brad Mothersbaugh and Susan Mair, and eight grandchildren. A memorial service was held on October 24 th, 2014 at First United Methodist in Seguin with a private ennichement in the Knolle Chapel Columbarium. MEMOIRS CHARLES LESLIE PARKER May 5, 1940 October 17, 2015 Charles Leslie Parker passed away October 17, 2015 in San Antonio. Parents were Bonnie Vance Parker and Margie Adams Parker. He graduated from Bishop High School with a four year scholarship in football in Attended Southern Methodist University with a major in economics, and went on to receive a Master s Degree in Theology in Charlie was ordinated in 1994 in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference where he served several pastorates and on several commissions. He retired in 2011 to San Antonio. After Retirement he served the Chinese United Methodist Church for two years and Oak Meadow United Methodist Church from 2014 until his death. In 1991, he married Lois Caswell Parker. Charlie is survived by his wife, Lois, and his three children: Josh Downs, Charlie Parker Jr. and Cindy Parker Vilisides. Cause of death was a heart attack. Funeral service was held October 22, 2015, at Oak Meadow UMC.

291 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MYRON AVERY RICKETTS, JR. March 5, 1947 May 24, 2016 Myron Avery Ricketts, Jr., who resided in Clarksville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home. He was born March 5, 1947, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to the late Myron Avery Ricketts, Sr. and Hazel (Robison) Ricketts. He was 69 years old. Myron was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was a United Methodist Minister, serving as pastor of numerous Methodist churches, and he was a past president and member of the Rotary Club. A memorial celebration service was held at the Family Life Center of the Clarksville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 31, A private family graveside service (With Full Military Honors) was held at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Ricketts; his son, Darron Dixon Ricketts of Lake Worth, Florida; his sister, Janette Furry and husband Loyal of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. MEMOIRS Philip M. Riley, Sr August 26, 1914 June 3, 2015 The Rev. Philip M. Riley, Sr., died peacefully June 3, 2015, in Georgetown at age 100. Rev. Riley is predeceased by his wife, Jean Meyer Riley of Georgetown; his first wife, Elizabeth Gaines Riley of Nixon; and his three sisters, Elizabeth Riley Lundblad of Georgetown, Dr. Ruth Riley Swords of Fort Worth, and Josephine Riley Ramey of Fort Worth. He is survived by his children, Mary Riley of Austin, Wendy Riley Williams of New York City, Genie Riley Essenmacher and husband Sterling Essenmacher of Cypress, and Philip M. Riley, Jr., and wife Cay Riley of Austin; stepdaughter Jeanne Mann of New York City; stepdaughter Holly Decherd and husband Dr. Jonathan Decherd of Georgetown; grandchildren Jennifer Weintraub, Stuart Williams, Lienna Dickens, Noelle Tavanez, and Sarah Riley; five great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Rev. Riley was born August 26, 1914, in Fort Worth, to Dr. Philip E. Riley and Ruth Love Riley. In 1932 he graduated from Mineral Wells High School and in 1936 he graduated from Southern Methodist University where he was a member of the famous ninety-six-member SMU Marching Band. He worked briefly as a Certified Public Accountant in Dallas before deciding to enter the ministry. He attended Duke University School of Theology and later graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City where he earned the Master of Divinity degree in Rev. Riley then worked for a number of years with the Home Missions Council of North America, serving Native American youth. During this time he met and married his first wife, Elizabeth Betty Gaines, who would serve by his side with distinction until her death in After he entered parish ministry, Rev. and Mrs. Riley and their four children traveled to numerous pastorates in the Rio Texas Conference. Issues of racial equality and social justice were a primary focus of his ministry. In 1982, Rev. Riley retired and moved to Georgetown where he met and married Jean Meyer Howell. The couple enjoyed a long and fulfilling time together, including much travel and involvement in community activities. He was especially active at the First United Methodist Church where he served on staff and was honored as Pastor Emeritus in A memorial service was held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

292 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 291 JOSE FELIX SALAS JR. July 1, December 21, 2015 Jose Felix Salas Jr. 74, returned to his heavenly home on December 21, 2015, after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Jose was born to the late Jose F. Salas Sr. and Vicenta Salas, a Methodist minister and a homemaker respectively, in El Paso, TX on July 1, He was a Commander in the United States Navy. He served as a Chaplain and retired with Military Honors in He also retired as a pastor with the Rio Grande Methodist Conference. He graduated from McMurry College and SMU Perkins School of Theology. Jose was blessed with a loving family. He married his best friend and High School sweetheart, Alicia Maldonado, on February 5, 1960 in Seguin, TX. Jose loved to read and travel with Alicia all over the world. Jose is survived by his wife, Alicia; his sons Ricardo Noel (Diana) and Jose III (Diane); his daughter Cynthia Maria Daniels; his grandchildren James Daniels (Mercedes), Jose F. Salas IV (Coley), Ricardo Salas II, Michael Salas, Dominique Daniels, Brandon Salas and Bryan Salas; Great grandchildren: Jose F. Salas V, Ajax Salas, Eli Daniels and Logan Daniels. He is also survived by his sister Grace Henson and brother Johnny Salas (Rosemary). He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Ricardo Noel Salas and son-in-law James Daniels. A service was held on December 28, 2015 with burial at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas with full military honors. Margret Simon September 11, January 15, 2016 Margret Simon was born in Duisburg, Germany on September 24, She was the fourth of six children. Her mother and youngest brother died as a result of a war-related accident in Margret grew up in Germany until age 18, and graduated from Business College. She served as a nanny before becoming a nun, and after immigrating by freighter to the United States, taught at Catholic schools in Rockport, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. She graduated from the Incarnate Word Academy in San Antonio and did graduate work at Our Lady of the Lake University. She left the convent and became an elementary school teacher, teaching in the San Antonio area for over 25 years. Margret moved to Corpus Christi in 1991 to become a staff member in charge of Congregational Care and Older Adult Ministry at First United Methodist Church. Over the next few years she attained her Associate of Christian Education degree from Perkins School of Theology, was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister, and completed the Spohn Memorial Hospital Chaplaincy program. She was a vital staff member at First United Methodist Church from leading Bible studies, singing in the Chancel Choir, making prayer quilts, and helping in leadership of the Stephen Ministry. Margret joined the Driscoll Hospital Auxiliary in 2006 and volunteered in the Surgical Waiting Room. She chaired that area for several years and served on the Auxiliary Board. Margret loved to read, knit, crochet, and do counted cross-stitch. She was an avid doll collector, and had over sixty dolls in her collection. She is survived by her church family, the congregation and staff of First United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First United Methodist Church. MEMOIRS

293 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS Samuel L. Spencer Jr. June 22, December 14, 2015 Rev. Samuel L. Spencer Jr. (Sam) passed away December 14, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 22, 1927, in Vesper, NY, to Samuel and Daisey Spencer. After graduation from Homer Academy and High School, he attended the University of Alaska, University of Alabama, Troy State University and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by the American International Theological Seminary in San Antonio in He served in the US Army and the US Air Force for over 29 years. Since 1978, he served as an On-Call Volunteer Chaplin at University Hospital and as a Volunteer Chaplin with the San Antonio Police Department since Chaplain Spencer was a member of the VFW, AARP, Southwest Texas Conference - United Methodist Church, and the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He served several pastorates withi the Southwest Conference. Chaplain Spencer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edna Mary Spencer; daughters, Linda Buecheler (John), Mary Ann Stewart (Curt), Kathe Shout (Joe), Susan Spencer; sons, Paul Levi Spencer (Sherry) and Steven L. Spencer, Sr. (Susan); 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A service was held December 19, 2015, at Northwest Hills UMC. Interment with military honors was held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Charles Daniel Story May 28, 1924 October 31, 2015 Charles Daniel Story was born in Grapeland, Texas on May 28, He was the son of Louis Story and Pallie Green Story. After graduating from high school, Charles served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII, in Italy and North Africa. Upon his return, he attended Texas Christian University where he received his Bachelors degree in English Literature and later his Masters of Divinity degree. He also studied Spanish and became a missionary in Mexico. In 1959, Charles continued his ministry in Texas serving several pastorates in the Southwest Texas Conference. Charles and his wife Betty retired to Canyon Lake, Texas in Charles often affirmed that he could not imagine a more fulfilling occupation than to do the work of a pastor. His desire was that all would know the Lord Jesus Christ and praise His holy name. Charles children are: Mary Jones, Debbie Rich and Diane Story. Charles married his beloved, Betty Jane Pflug in 1978 and gained eight step-children who adore him: Dee Brizendine, Grant Fredericks, Sheree Wolfe, Jeanne Moses, Jill Coffin, Lisa Solansky, Amy Woodby and James Fredericks. A memorial service was held on November 6, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake, Texas. A burial service with full military honors was held on November 5, 2015 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

294 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 293 John Franklin Teer December 04, 1942 January 22, 2016 John F. Teer began his ministry with the Methodist Church through service as a student pastor in rural East Texas in He was ordained Deacon in 1965 and Elder in 1969 in the Texas Conference. He transferred his membership to the North Texas Conference and attended Perkins School of Theology. After graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Army where he proudly served for the next twenty years as a chaplain. After retirement from military service in 1992, John became the Director of the CPE Center at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. In 2006, John retired from VBMC and continued his ministry in a small private counseling practice with a variety of clients, many of whom were military personnel who appreciated his knowledge of their particular stresses. John died on January 22, 2016 at the age of 73. A Celebration of his life was held on Sunday, January 31 st at the First United Methodist Church in San Benito. A highlight of the service was a hymn sung by the men s chorus in which John had enjoyed participating. John was married to Carolyn Cox whom he met while attending Lon Morris College. Together they had a daughter, Jennifer Rochte (Russell) and a son Jeffrey Teer (Claudia). There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Frank S. Walker August 20, Feb. 13, 2016 Frank was born August 20, 1917, to Hugh and Annie Eliza (Stephens) Walker in Elm Slough, Texas. He was one of ten siblings. Frank graduated in 1936 from Phillis Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. In 1940, he received his Bachelor s Degree from Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. In March of 1942, during WWII, Frank was inducted into the U.S. Army and in September of 1942, he married Eva Nell Nelson. He received his Master Divinity in 1948 from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. In 1965 he received his Master of Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Frank worked in the Austin Independent School District in the counseling department and also worked for the Job corps in San Marcos, Texas. He was a minister in the Southwest Texas Conference, until his retirement in MEMOIRS He is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Nell Walker; parents, Hugh and Annie Walker; and his siblings, Ethel, Hugie, Tilman, Claude, Crockett, Howell, Roy, Rae Adel, Baby Walker, and Helen. Rev. Walker is survived by his daughter, Callie Bradford of Austin, Texas; son, Frank S. Walker Jr. (Susan) of East Texas; grandchildren, Lamar Bradford and Jessica and Mackenzie Walker; as well as a host of nieces and cousins. Funeral services were held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Austin. Burial with military honors was held Griffin Chapel Cemetery in Milano.

295 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Martin J. Walker June June 27, 2015 Martin Joshua Walker was an ordained minister, a native of Beaumont Texas, and he served two years in the U.S, Navy. In the former West Texas Conference of the Methodist Church, he served as song leader for many years. Upon merger of the conference, Martin was very active in the United Methodist Church. He served in various church agencies and in youth retreats at Mount Wesley. Being blessed with a beautiful voice and his love for singing, he was invited to sing and preach in churches all over Texas, as well as out of state. He served several pastorates within the Southwest Texas Conference. He married Annie L. Craney on August 25, 1950 in Kerrville, Texas. He celebrated his 86 th birthday at the ministers and spouses luncheon at annual conference on June 13, Following his retirement in 1995, he served happily working for 14 more years as pastor of William Taylor in Luling, Texas. Martin passed on June 27, Forever cherishing his memories are his devoted wife Annie and his children Bertha L. Redd, Allen Ross Walker and Tonya K. James as well as his six grandchildren Christian Pettis, Ashley Redd, Demetrius Walker, Jasmine Walker, Trier Gladden, Jarren Gladden and one great grandchild Desmond Duhart. Services were held July 3, 2015 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, San Antonio. Burial was in San Antonio, Texas. MEMOIRS Sylvan Merle Waters May 22, June 28, 2015 Sylvan Merle Waters was born May 22, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas, to Frederick Andrew Waters and Marie Antoinette Thomasson. Merle was able to walk to the old Prospect Hill Methodist Church where his grandfather, Thomas Jerome Thomasson, was a Local Preacher. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and worked his way through night school at St. Mary s University, and received his B.A. in History in He married the love of his life, Mildred Marie Atkins, on June 23, 1944, at Prospect Hill (now St. John's UMC in San Antonio). The couple immediately moved to Dallas where Merle received his Master of Theology from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Merle and Marie were under Episcopal appointment for over fifty-three years in the Methodist Itinerancy, both in the Southwest Texas Conference and the Texas Conference. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Atkins Waters and Mark s wife, Kathy Webb, and by his siblings and their spouses. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie, of 71 years; their children: Carolyn Ruth Waters and husband George Morgan Hamilton III; Stephen Merle Waters; Thomas Douglas Waters, and his wife Claudia Boone Billings. In the year 2000, the S. Merle and Marie A. Waters Endowment was established at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. This scholarship fund benefits anyone pursuing a calling to the clergy, regardless of race, gender, or denomination and has already helped dozens of aspiring ministers. Merle died of respiratory failure on June 28, 2015 at the age of 94. Services were held at St. Andrew s UMC. He was interred in the family plot at Mission Burial Park South.

296 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 295 Benjamin Taylor Welch March 23, 1992 February 20, 2016 The Rev. Benjamin Taylor Welch, son of Isaac and Jennie Fizer Welch, was born March 23, 1922, in Liberal, Kansas, and died Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. He was one month shy of his 94 th birthday. Rev. Welch, along his wife Winifred Elizabeth Schaumburg who preceded him in death, moved to Cumberland County, Tennessee, in 1988 after retiring from 38 years of ministry in the Southwest Texas Conference. He lived his faith everywhere he served, taking leadership roles in numerous community organizations, including the Boy Scouts, American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood, County Child Welfare Boards, and ecumenical organizations. Mr. Welch served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from the University of Texas. After college, he became a Boy Scout Executive with the Capitol Area Council of Texas until hearing the call to ministry. He then graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. In retirement, Mr. Welch enjoyed building and working with wood, hiking and camping, reading and writing, and standing up for the rights of others. Mr. Welch is survived by his five children, Don (wife Julia) Debbie (husband Steven), Rick (wife Shelia), Kip (wife Christine), and Ed (wife Shannon), 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Welch donated his body to Meharry Medical School. An informal service of remembrance was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC, in Pleasant Hill, TN. Enriqueta Avendaño June 28, 1934 June 18, 2015 SPOUSES Enriqueta Fuentes Trejo de Avendaño was born on June 28, 1934, in Tasquillo, Hidalgo México. Her parents were Baldomero Fuentes Medina and Emerenciana Trejo Gonzalez. She worked for the municipality of Tasquillo as a scribe for municipal records then went to work for the agriculture department for the state of Hidalgo. On December 18th, 1955, she married her long life husband of 50 years Reverend Dr. Carlos D. Avendaño Castro. They had 5 children, Areli E. Avendaño of Laredo Texas, Enrique Avendaño and wife, Daneen Avendaño of Peoria, Arizona, Carlos E. Avendaño and wife, Smirna Avendaño of Port Arthur, Texas, Jorge Avendaño of El Paso, Texas, and Efrain Avendaño of Port Arthur, Texas; 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was surpassed by her husband, Carlos and her son, Jorge, her brothers, Tomas and Cesar, and sisters, Elsa and Imelda. Her husband became a Clergy member with the Episcopal Church of Mexico, and then transferred to the Lutheran Church of the Wisconsin Synod. In 1972, they immigrated to the United States, and continued their ministry with the Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their first assignment was in Artesia, New Mexico, from there on they served the remainder of their ministry in Texas. Enriqueta Avendaño was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. On June 18, 2015 her fight against cancer came to an end at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She died at the age of 80 due to renal failure and pneumonia. Funeral Services were held at Melancon s Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas. MEMOIRS

297 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL Roberta Ann Bailey April 23, December 28, 2015 MEMOIRS "Ring the bells for there is great rejoicing!" Roberta Ann Bailey entered the Kingdom of Heaven on December 28, 2015 at the age of 72. Her diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome was treated at Texas Oncology in Midland, Texas. Although the battle was short lived, it was a long haul. Roberta Ann was born to Carl and Roberta Stockton in San Antonio, Texas. Roberta graduated from Breckenridge High School in San Antonio, Texas, then attended the University of North Texas where she earned a teaching degree. She then met, married and followed Larry throughout his ministry career in the Southwest Texas Methodist Conference teaching at various elementary schools along the way for 35 years. She and Larry moved to Midland in 2002 to be with family. Roberta lovingly shared her wisdom and patience with her grandsons about creating things, growing things and being a faithful servant. She continued fulfilling her teaching ministry serving as the nursery school coordinator at St. Luke's UMC. Guiding children was her calling in life. She was greatly rewarded in this position as she touched the lives of many young children. Roberta's nurturing touch carried over into her love of gardening. She and Larry created a beautiful yard where they spent many hours together. Roberta also had the passion and gift of being a talented quilter and was a member of the Midland Quilters Guild. Her beautiful works of art adorn the lives of her children and grandchildren and provide a lasting memory of her love. Roberta was a true testament of faith and lived her life standing on the promises of God. Roberta is survived by daughters, Kathryn Lynn Bailey and Karen Lea Guerra of Midland; grandchildren, Chase Carl Locke and Cole Perrin Locke of Midland. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, the Reverend Larry Bailey. Memorial services were held St. Luke's UMC in Midland. Gloria Baldearena March 26, 1932 April 26, 2016 Gloria, was born March 26, 1932 and passed away on April 26, She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Miguel P. Baldearena and son, George L. Baldearena. She leaves behind her two sons, Miguel J. and Carlos J. Baldearena, three daughter in-laws, Stephanie, Corina, and Darlene, six grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter. Gloria served the Methodist Church in various capacities for over 40 years.

298 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 297 John William Campbell October 31, 1954-February 20, 2016 The Reverend John William Campbell, Episcopal priest, made his transition to eternal life with God on February 20, 2016, after a brave journey with cancer. John was born on October 31, 1954, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was adopted in infancy and was the much beloved only child of William and Gladys Campbell of Shreveport, LA, where he spent his formative years. After high school, John worked for a number of years in the real estate field. During that season of life he was blessed to father two children, Corinne and Drew, with his first wife Nancy Madden. Upon being called to the priesthood, John graduated from Louisiana State University and then the Seminary of the Southwest. In 1991 he was ordained and appointed as associate rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Bastrop, Louisiana. He moved to Texas in 1992 and became Executive Director of the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, training and deploying volunteer care teams for persons dying of HIV/AIDS. In 1993, John married Rev. Sarah Currie and so began their journey as a blended family with Corinne and Drew and Sarah s two sons Adam and Rhodes Hinman. One of the highlights for John was his seven-year appointment as pastor of Karnes City UMC, where both the parish and their pastor grew and thrived. During that time John also obtained a Master of Science degree in psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. While John, Sarah and their family were in Austin for Sarah s appointment to St. Luke UMC, he also pursued work in the field of black-and-white fine art photography. Through his gallery and studio, Photo Gecko, John produced many beautiful works of art. He also was the unofficial other pastor for the St. Luke community during their eight years there. John found his vocational home when he began serving as chaplain for Hope Hospice in New Braunfels, TX, where for nearly five years he delighted in service to patients and families, and in relationship with his Hope Hospice colleagues. He was fond of saying that this was the best work he d ever been given, and that he wanted to do the work until going on service with Hope. He is survived by his mother Gladys, his wife Sarah, their children Corinne, Drew, Adam, and Rhodes, and their grandchildren Caroline Hall, John William Campbell, II, and Jaxsen Nielsen. A memorial service was held at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1306 West Lynn, Austin, TX, MEMOIRS Ernestine Gray Clark Dixon May 8, 1923 June 24, 2015 Earnestine Dixon was born on May 8, 1923 to the late parentage of Arch and Lucida Gray in Clarksville, TX. Earnestine finished her education at the University of Prairie View A&M in Texas. She received her Master s Degree in 1952 from Columbia University in New York and her PhD from Texas Woman s University in Earnestine married Mr. Nathan Clark, her first love, at the young age of 18 years old, he later passed in Earnestine met and later married Bishop Ernest T. Dixon whom she traveled around the world with, they enjoyed worshipping together and spreading the Gospel. Earnestine was a proud woman who took education to its highest degree. She was a school teacher for over 26 years; she was a very caring mother to her adopted daughter Sherryl D. Clark. Earnestine was a faithful member of St. Andrews UMC for many years and upon her illness she moved to California in 2008 to be cared for by her nieces Gary Brewton and family. She was preceded in death by her husbands and all her siblings. Earnestine Dixon s memory will be cherished by her daughter Sherryl D. Clark, grandchildren Nicholas and Sinclair Blue and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

299 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS Rose Marie Duvall April 18, 1938 May 24, 2016 Rose Marie Reneau Duvall of Lockhart, formerly of Dripping Springs, Texas, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered her Father s Kingdom at the age of 78 on May 24, 2016 in Lockhart, Texas after a long illness. She was born in Austin, Texas, to Horace and Mertie (Mason) Reneau on April 18, Early in her life, Rose found that she took joy in serving those older than herself. She used that calling throughout her life, eventually establishing the Hill Country Senior Citizen s Activity Center through her work with the First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs. Rose was also instrumental in building a 14-unit apartment complex for senior citizens, and later a 60-bed nursing home; each of these projects remain important to the Dripping Springs Community. Rose devoted her life to Christ when she was nine years old. That devotion remained throughout her days, as she worked hand-in-hand with her husband, Don, as he answered his calling as a spiritual leader for several Central Texas communities and churches. She was a driving force behind the Capitol Area Rural Transportation Service, and was the first member appointed to their Board of Directors. Additionally, Rose served on the Board of Directors of the State of Texas Department on Aging. Her labors of love were never more important to her, though, than when she was serving her family. In addition to her husband, Rev. Don Duvall, she leaves behind two sons, Ray and wife, Irene, and their two daughters, and Gibb and wife, Julie, and their two daughters and one son. She also built cherished memories with seven great-grandchildren, who she loved with all her heart and never forgot to pray for. A Celebration of Rose Life was held at the First United Methodist Church in Lockhart, Texas, with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating. There was a private graveside service at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Frankie Phillips Giesler July 3, January 24, 2016 Frankie Phillips Giesler passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2016, after an extended illness. She was born on July 3, 1927 to Olga Standefer Phillips and Professor Frank Roy Phillips, in Canyon, Texas. She attended West Texas State College and graduated from Texas State College for Women, Denton, (now TWU) with a degree in Early Childhood Education, in While teaching at Dallas Country Day School, she met Charles Giesler, Perkins School of Theology seminary student. After marriage to Charles in 1950, Methodist church appointments sent the Gieslers to Clarkton, MO, San Antonio, Lyford, Fredericksburg, Harlingen, Bishop, McAllen, San Angelo, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and finally, back to San Antonio. She was a public school teacher in every town she lived until her retirement in She served as a very proactive 'Minister's Wife' with every church congregation that Charles served. She was committed to the tenets of the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church and dedicated to justice and compassion for all people. Frankie was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and sister, and took great pride in her family's accomplishments. She was an avid music lover, a genuine people person, an animal lover and she loved being outdoors. Frankie and Charles made many, many trips to France and California to be with their children and grandchildren. Frankie was preceded in death by husband Rev. Charles Giesler. She is survived by son John Giesler, Dallas; daughter Amy (Richard) Schaffner, Dallas; daughter Carolyn (Patrick) Farmer, Waco. A memorial service to celebrate Frankie's life took place at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX.

300 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 299 Barbara Pierce Moore April 25, November 4, 2014 Barbara Pierce Moore, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on November 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Barbara was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, but grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She married Richard Pierce in 1960 and soon moved to Austin, TX, where she raised her family. Barbara's passions included playing her piano and spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was an active member at Grace United Methodist Church until 2000 when she and her husband, Rev. Charles Moore moved to Tyler, TX. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Richard Pierce, who passed in 1997 and her husband Charles Moore, who passed earlier this year. Barbara is survived by her sister, Pat Smith of Corpus Christi, three children, Kathy Renfro of Austin, Jeff Pierce of Boston, and Leslie Murdoch of Round Rock as well as 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Barbara was a gentle and loving soul who touched the lives of everyone she met. She will be dearly missed. Funeral Service were held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX. Interment was held at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Elizabeth Ann Perez Vega December 4, 1938 November 21, 2015 Elizabeth Ann Perez Vega was born in Galveston, Texas December 4 th, She was the youngest daughter and of eight children of Victor G. and Maria de los Reyes Perez. She attend Galveston public schools and graduated from Ball High School in She also attended the Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg. She was a member of Monte Sinai Assembly of God Church in Galveston. Upon marriage to Abel Vega, Sr., soon to be pastor, on May 24 th, 1959, she became a member of the Methodist Church. Besides faithfully supporting Rev. Vega in their 41 year ministry in the Rio Grande Confeence, Elizabeth worked as a social worker with senior citizens, children s head start, and was the Director of Jireh House Community Development and Resource Center till her death. She was most active in the local units and conference level of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Vega and Rev. Vega were married for 56 years. Besides Rev. Vega, she is survived by sons and daughter-in laws, an adopted daughter and mate: Abel Vega, Jr. and Anna Marie J. Vega, Nathan Vega and Laura S. Vega, Adrian Vega and Kathryn T. Vega, Rosemary and Tammy Stapleton, as well as eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Annabella, Joshua, Jakob, Avery, Della, James and Kelly Scott and son Kyle, Jonathan and Michelle Scott and daughters Lilly and Zoe. Mrs. Vega s death occurred November 21 st, 2015 and was due to non-alcoholic cirrhosis and bone cancer. Her date of funeral was November 25 th at Castillo Funeral Home and her burial at San Fernando 3 Cemetery San Antonio. MEMOIRS

301 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMORIALES MEMOIRS INSTRUCCIONES PARA MEMORIALES En la Conferencia Río Texas, es la responsabilidad del Ministro quien lleva a cabo el funeral de un difunto Ministro, o cónyuge de un ministro, escribir un memorial para el diario de la Conferencia. El memorial no está diseñado para ser un elogio o un sermón conmemorativo y no es el lugar para sentimentalismo; pero este relato biográfico breve y especializado puede ser un documento adecuado como un registro histórico y un retrato de la personalidad y espíritu del difunto. Hay ciertos datos básicos y esenciales para inclusión en un memorial. El estilo de escritura y el método y orden de presentación pueden variar pero deben contener la siguiente información, ya sea dentro del cuerpo del memorial o al final: 1. Vida personal, nombre completo del difunto, datos del período de edad temprana; fecha y lugar de nacimiento; nombres de sus padres, incluyendo el apellido soltero de la madre. 2. Educación: escuelas y colegios atendidos, con años señalados; diplomas y honores recibidos, con las fechas. 3. Datos eclesiásticos: Membresía de primera iglesia (nombre de la iglesia, lugar, fecha); fechas de ordenación y de admisión a la conferencia anual; nombramientos servidos; áreas especiales de servicio en juntas y agencias de la conferencia; fecha de retiro; residencia después de su retiro; y cualquier servicio después de jubilación. (Este párrafo debe ser adaptado para el/la cónyuge). 4. Datos de vida personal posterior: fecha del matrimonio y nombre del cónyuge (incluyendo el apellido de la esposa o el esposo); nombres y apellidos de los niños (incluyendo apellidos de los casados); fecha y circunstancias de fallecimiento; fecha y lugar del funeral y entierro; nombres del clero que oficiaron; y dirección del cónyuge sobreviviente o el pariente más cercano. Será la responsabilidad del Secretario de la conferencia anual, como editor del diario, ver que esta información biográfica básica esté contenida en los memoriales que se imprimen en el diario de la Conferencia. Cuando el Secretario de la Conferencia se informe de quién va a escribir un memorial, debe enviar al escritor del memorial una copia de estas instrucciones e indicar el escritor que se asegure que en el memorial escrito está completa la información biográfica. No debe ser más de 300 palabras en su total. Los escritores de memoriales deben presentar una copia del memorial a un miembro o a miembros de la familia de los difuntos para que ellos puedan verificar su exactitud antes de enviarlo al Secretario de la Conferencia. Memoriales deben ser recibidos por el Secretario de la Conferencia dentro de un mes después de la muerte de la persona que sirvió en la Conferencia como ministro o esposa/o del ministro. Una fotografía brillosa, preferiblemente en blanco y negro, donada si es posible por la familia, debe ponerse a disposición para su publicación con el libro de memoriales.

302 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 301 MEMORIALES CLÉRIGOS MorrisHarveyBratton 20deenerode dejuniode2015 Morris Harvey Bratton nació en Cleburne, Texas el 20 de enero de 1924 a Harvey BrattonyAnneBoulwareBratton.SegraduódelaescuelasecundariadeCleburneen 1942 y Southwestern University en Sirvió en United States Navy durante la guerramundialii.recibiósutítulodebddelauniversidaddeyaleen1951. Morrisfueordenadopresbíteroen1951yseunióaSouthwestConferencedonde sirvióenmuchospastorados.morrisfuenombradoalauniversidadwesleyandeiowa comodirectordevidareligiosade1968a1970.almudarseawashington,d.c.en 1970,trabajócomopersonadesignadaABLCdondefueDirectordePersonaldePeace Core, Director de LAOS (trabajando por la paz sin fines de lucro) y Presidente de Washington International College. En 1982 se hizo Director Asociado del Concilio de la Conferencia Baltimore/Washingtonhastasujubilaciónenjuniode1989,cuandoregresóaTexas. MorrissecasóconNettieRuthBrucks(hijadelReverendoFredJ.Brucks)el15dejuniode1948.Sushijos sonchrisbrucksbrattonybrendabrattonblom.morrisynettievolvieronakingsland,texasparacuidar alospadresdeellayen2008,ydespuéssemudaronalawesleyanhomeenestrella;georgetown,texas. UnserviciomemorialsellevóacaboenGeorgetownFUMCel04dejuliode2015.Élestásepultadoenel ColumbarioenlaFUMCdeGeorgetown.Lesobrevivensuesposade67años,susdoshijos,7nietosy7 bisnietos. FranciscoJavierBriones 4deoctubrede1958 abril24de2016 ElReverendoFranciscoJavierBrionesnacióel04deoctubrede1958,enMonterrey, NuevoLeón,México.SuspadresfueronMartínBrionesMartínezyOliviaArredondo de Briones. Completó sus estudios teológicos en el Seminario John Wesley de Monterrey y sus estudios seculares en El Paso Community College. Terminó sus cursosbásicosycursosavanzadosdeestudioenlaescueladeteologíaperkinsen SMUdeDallas,TX. FueordenadopresbíterodelaIglesiaMetodistaUnida.Terminólas4unidadesde EducaciónPastoralclínicaenelCentroEcuménicoparaReligiónySaludenSanAntonio,TX;sirviócomo PastorenlaPrimeraIglesiaBautistadeNuevoLaredode1981a1982.ConlaConferenciaRíoGrande,el ReverendoBrionescomenzósuministerioenGarland,TXysirvióenvariasocasionesalolargodela Conferencia.Fuediagnosticadoconcirrosisdelhígadoen2013ycontinuóministrandoyserviendoenla iglesiaylacomunidadenlosúltimosdíasantesdesutrasplante,visitandoalosenfermos. ElReverendoBrionessecasóconMinervaHernándezRodríguezel13dejuniode1981,enNuevoLaredo, Tamps.México,ytuvo2hermosashijasAbigailGutiérrezyEstherRivera,asícomo2nietasHannahDiem ysaraholivia.unservicioconmemorativosecelebróenlaimulatrinidadensanantonio. MEMOIRS

303 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RobertRandleButler 17deenerode192402dediciembrede2015 RobertRandleButlerpasódeestavidaterrenaaunavidacelestialelmiércoles,02dediciembrede2015. Randlenació17enenerode1924enCorpusChristi,TXdemuydevotosycariñosospadres,EvansS.y ElizabethButlerdeScull.SegraduódelaHighSchooldeOdem,yNorthAgriculturalCollegeyScarritt CollegeparaTrabajadoresCristianos. SeunióalamarinalosEstadosUnidosysirvióasupaísenlaSegundaGuerraMundial.EnSanDiego conocióysecasóconelamordesuvida,ruthbrown.estuvieroncasadospor67añosytuvierondoshijos maravillosos.despuésdeunos20añosdecultivo,randleseconvirtióenministrodiaconalenlaiglesia Metodista. Randleamabapescar,cazaryviajaryseconsiderabacompañerodeotraspersonas.Fueprecedidoen muerteporsupadre,sumadre,unhermano,unanieta,sarahysuamanteesposa,ruth.lesobreviven suhija,rorymotlysumarido,robert;unhijo,ronbutler;nietas,betsyburnettysuesposo,felipe,rachel RudloffyesposoMark;nieto,WilliamButler;ybisnietas,MadelineBurnettyAllieRudloff. MEMOIRS DanHCarmichael 27defebrerode dediciembrede2015 DanH.Carmichaelmurióel07dediciembrede2015,alaedadde93años.ElReverendo Carmichaelfueordenadopresbíteroen1954ysirvióenvariospastoradosdentrodela ConferenciadeSouthwestTexas.Sejubilóen1972. Fueprecedidoenmuerteporsuesposa,Milly,en2002.Unserviciofúnebresellevóa caboenlaseasidefuneralhomechapelel12dediciembrede2015.suentierrosiguió enseasidememorialparkencorpuschristi. JoeEarlElmore 2dejuniode demarzode2016 JoeEarlElmore,profesoryadministradorenEarlhamde1957a1981,falleció enminneapolisel22demarzo,alaedadde89años. ElmoreprimerofuenombradoprofesorasistentedereligiónypsicologíaenEarlhamy Director de Asesoría Estudiantil. En 1961 fue nombrado asistente del Presidente LandrumBolling.SuposicióndeDecanoAcadémicofuecreadoen1965porElmore.En 1967,fuenombradoVicepresidentedeAsuntosAcadémicosyDecanodelaFacultady PresidentedeEarlhamen1968.ConelnombramientodeFrankWallincomoPresidenteen1975,Elmore seconvirtióenrectorademásdesuposicióndedecano. Después de salir de Earlham en 1981, Elmore fue Presidente de la Texas United Methodist College Association (TUMCA) en Austin, Texas, de 1983 a Elmore y su esposa Billye Lynn Elmore, eran originalmentedetexas,asíquelosañosenaustinfueroncomounregresoasuhogar.en1991sejubilaron asandiegoydespuésen2007setrasladaronaminneapolis.

304 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 303 ElmoresirvióenelU.S.NavyenelbuqueUSSCaliforniadesde1944,viendoacciónenelteatroPacífico durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Lo descargaron honorablemente en Elmore asistió a la UniversidadMetodistadelSurenDallas,graduándoseen1949conungradoenLiteraturaComparativa. LuegoobtuvountítulodeDivinidaddelaUniversidaddeYaleen1952,yluegoundoctoradoenFilosofía dereligióndelauniversidaddecolombiaen1963. Billye,queeraunmaestrodeescuelaprimariaconlasescuelasdelacomunidaddeRichmonddurantesus añosenrichmond,fallecióenelaño2014.ajoelesobrevivensustreshijosycuatronietos;dougysu esposakarengodseyelmoredenorman,oklahomaysushijos;sharonelmoreysumarido,tomdoyley susdoshijasdesanpablo;ysuhijomick,debangkok,tailandia. UnservicioconmemorativosecelebróenHennepinAvenueUnitedMethodistChurchenMinneapolis. ReverendoDonaldJamesJones 02denoviembrede denoviembrede2015 ElReverendoDonaldJamesJones,de86añosdeedad,nacióel02denoviembrede 1929enTaylor,PA.SuspadresfueronElizabethRosserJonesyDanielJones.Falleció el20denoviembrede2015.donaldsegraduódelahighschooldeduryeaen1947 yseunióalamarinadondesedesempeñópordosaños.secasóconelamordesu vida;jeanloftusel22deseptiembrede1951.doneraunantiguomiembrodebrick United Methodist Church en Duryea, Pennsylvania, donde él aceptó a Jesucristo comosusalvadorpersonal.asistióaprovidencebarringtonbiblecollege,rhode Islandapartirde1954hasta1958donderecibiósuBachilleratoenHistoria,yal SeminarioTeológicodeMoravianenBethlehem,PA,dondeélrecibiósusMastersdeDivinidad.Donfue ordenadoenlaconferenciaanualdelvalledewyomingel12demayode1963.fuenombradoavarias iglesiasmetodistasunidasenlaconferenciadelvalledewyomingenpennsylvaniadelosaños1958a 1980,yde1980a1995sedesempeñóenlaConferenciadeSouthwestTexasdelaIglesiaMetodista.Don yjeansejubilaronel02dejuniode1995yregresaronapennsylvaniadondeélsirvióendosiglesias,south AuburnUMCySilvaraUMCdesde1998a2001.DonyJeanluegosetrasladaronalaFloridadondeDon continuósirviendocomopastorvisitantedeheritageunitedmethodistchurchenclearwater,florida hastaelaño2015. MEMOIRS Donald fue precedido en muerte porsu padre y madre Daniel y Elizabeth Jones, sus dos hermanas LaVerneyNormayunhermano,Eugene.DonaldessobrevividoporsuesposaJean,treshijos,Wayne, Gregg (Mel), Lynn Rogers (Reverendo Bruce), cuatro nietos, Erik (Kelly), Reverendo Bryan Rogers (Miranda), Mateo, y Bethany Blackburn (Grant), cinco bisnietos, Benjamin Rogers, Cameron Jones, AddisonRogers,ClaireJonesyMackenzieRogers,doshermanosRussellyElston(Porcia)yunahermana RebaHearrin,juntoconmuchossobrinosysobrinas. UnservicioconmemorativosecelebróenBrickUnitedMethodistChurch,enDuryea,Pennsylvania.Su yerno,elrev.brucerogers,oficióyfueasistidoporsunietoelreverendobryanrogers.élfuesepultado enelmountainviewcemeteryenhardingpa.

305 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS BárbaraMillsNardiKurtz 23demayode193309deenerode2016 LaReverendoBarbaraMillsNardiKurtz,seunióanuestroSeñorySalvadorJesucristoen el cielo el 09 de enero de Barb nació el 23 de mayo de 1933 en San Mateo, California.SuspadresfueronChalmer (Buck)y Etta Mills. Ellafuebendecida condos hermanosmásjóvenes,billyartie.secasóconeltenientegaryl.nardiel12defebrero de1956ycomenzósujornadadeesposamilitarymadre. Consushijosensuscaminosalaedadadulta,BarbcompletósuBachilleratoyMaestría enlauniversidadtrinity.barbrespondióalllamadodediosalministerio,elcualellahabíasostenidoen sucorazóndurantemuchosaños.integróalministeriodiaconalenlaiglesiametodistaytrabajóenel campodeeducacióncristianaenlasiglesiaslocalesenlazonadesanantonioyenlasoficinasdeldistrito ylaconferencia.en1997,barbfueordenadaalordendediáconoenlaconferenciaanualdesouthwest Texas. EnmediodesucaminoespiritualydespuésdelapérdidadeGary,BarbsereunióysecasóconelMajor (jubilado)thomasa.kurtzen25denoviembrede1995.celebraronsu20avo.aniversariodebodasen noviembre2015,rodeadosdefamiliaresyamigos. Barbessobrevividaporsuesposoymejoramigo,TomKurtz;suhermano,ArthurMills;hijos:Melissa Nardi,MyetNardi,ChrysyAlanHecox,JasonyJoannNardi,BethKurtz,CraigyAnnKurtz,ylanaKurtz; nietos:sarahhudson,joshuahudson,anthonynardi,jenniferkurtz,mckenziekurtz,addiekurtz,ian ThomAustinThom,NoelThom,PalomaThomyJessieRivas;yvariossobrinosysushijos. Unserviciosellevóacaboel15deenerode2016enLaurelHeightsUnitedMethodistChurchenSan Antonio,Texas. ViterboJaramilloMontaño 04deseptiembrede deenerode2016 ElReverendoViterboJaramilloMontañofuellamadoasucasacelestialel21deenero, 2016 en San Antonio, Texas con su familia a su lado. Nació el Reverendo Viterbo Montañoel04deseptiembrede1947enLima,PerúalosfinadosFeliaJaramilloyFlavio Montaño.Comoevangelista,élviajóamuchospaísesdivulgandolapalabradeDiosa unamultituddealmasperdidas.fueunsiervodedios,unganadordealmas,profesor delabiblia,autor,líderdealabanzayadoración,músico,mentoryministroordenado de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. El Reverendo Montaño se unió a la Conferencia Rio GrandedelaIglesiaMetodistaUnidaen1993.PastoreónueveiglesiasMetodistasUnidasatravésde Texas, en distintos barrios, con la Conferencia Río Grande. Se jubiló en 2010 y se estableció en San Antonio.ElReverendoMontañodedicóasushijosynietosaDiosylesanimóaexplorarlabellezadel Evangelio.Sulegadoviveatravésdeellosqueahorallevanlaantorchaespiritualsiguiendosuejemplode dedicaciónacristoyaganaralmas.ladevocióndelreverendomontañoasufamiliaysufirmecreencia endiosloapoyóensuluchaconlaenfermedaddeparkinsonyenúltimainstancialediopaz.celebramos suvidarenovadaenelcielodondeélestáconnuestrosalvadorypadrecelestialjesucristo. ElReverendoViterboMontañoessobrevividoporsuesposademásdetreintaaños,MaríaLauraMontaño Menay;suhijoynuera,AlemetyVirginiaMontaño;suhijaysuyerno,AreliyChrisCobos; suhijoysunuera,richardjoshytiffanymontaño;seisnietosydosnietas.

306 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 305 JesseMurrayMothersbaugh 22dejuniode deoctubrede2015 JesseMurrayMothersbaughnacióel22dejuniode1929enWindsor,MissouriaJesse yopalmothersbaughmae(murray).miembrosdelafamiliamothersbaughfueron miembrosactivosdelaeastmissourimethodistconferencedest.louis. Comoadolescente,Jessefueactivoentodaslasáreasdetrabajodelajuventudyfue duranteestaetapadedicósuvidaacristo.fueelegidocomodelegadodelajuventud alaconferenciametodistamundialparajóvenesencleveland,ohio.estaexperiencia creóenélunanuevavisióndeservicio. SegraduódelaHighSchooldeDexterenDexter,Missouri.Fuelicenciadoparapredicaralaedadde19 años.en1951,segraduódecentralmethodistcollegeenfayette,missouri.despuésdegraduarsese dirigió inmediatamente a estudiar con aproximadamente sesenta otros adultos jóvenes en Hartford, Connecticut.LaJuntadeMisionespreparóaestoscandidatosparaelservicioenelextranjero.Jessefue asignadoalcongobélgico,ahoraconocidocomoelzaíre. JessefueordenadopresbíteroenlaIglesiaMetodistaLaurelHeightsenjuniode1958.Luegodesempeñó variospastoradosdentrodelaconferenciadesouthwesttexas.sejubilódelministerioenjuniode1994. DespuésregresóaSeguin,dondeservíalasantacomuniónenloshogaresdeancianos,fueactivoconlos HombresMetodistas,yundelegadodelacomunidadenlaJuntadeHospitaldelValledeGuadalupe. Se casó con su novia de colegio JoAnn Wilson el 11 de septiembre de 1955 en Lathrop, Missouri. Le sobrevivensuesposade60añosysustreshijos,brentybradmothersbaughysusanmair,yochonietos. Unservicioconmemorativosecelebróel24deoctubredel2014enlaPrimeraIglesiaMetodistaUnidaen SeguinconunaprivadaceremoniaenelColumbariodelaCapillaKnolle. CHARLESLESLIEPARKER 05demayode194017deoctubrede2015 MEMOIRS CharlesLeslieParkerfallecióel17deoctubrede2015enSanAntonio.Suspadres fueronbonnievanceparkerymargieadamsparker.segraduódebishophighschool con una beca de cuatro años en fútbol en Asistió a Southern Methodist UniversityconmencióneneconomíayrecibióunaMaestríaenTeologíaen1992. Charlie fue ordenado en 1994 en la Conferencia Anual Southwest Texas donde él sirvióenvariospastoradosyenvariascomisiones.sejubilóen2011ensanantonio. Después sirvió a la Iglesia Metodista China para dos años y Oak Meadow United MethodistChurchdesde2014hastasufallecimiento. En1991,secasóconLoisCaswellParker.Charlieessobrevividoporsuesposa,Loisysustreshijos:Josh Downs,CharlieParkerJr.yCindyParkerVilisides. Causademuertefueuninfartocardiaco.Suserviciofúnebretomólugarel22deoctubrede2015,enOak MeadowUnitedMethodistChurch.

307 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MYRONAVERYRICKETTS,JR. 05demarzode demayode2016 MyronAveryRicketts,Jr.,queresidíaenClarksville,Arkansas,fallecióelmartes,24 demayode2016,ensucasa.nacióel05demarzode1947,enardmore,oklahoma alosfinadosmyronaveryricketts,sr.yhazel(robison)ricketts.tenía69añosde edad. MyronfueunTenienteCoronel,jubilado,delU.S.Army.FueunMinistroMetodista Unido,sirviendocomopastordeiglesiasmetodistasnumerosas,yfueunanterior PresidenteymiembrodelRotaryClub. UnserviciodecelebraciónmemorialsecelebróenelFamilyLifeCenterdeClarksville United Methodist Church el martes, 31 de mayo de Un servicio fúnebre familiar privado (con completoshonoresmilitares)sellevóacaboenelfortsmithnationalcemeteryenfortsmith,arkansas. Lesobrevivensuesposade47años,SharonRicketts;suhijo,DarronDixonRickettsdeLakeWorth,Florida; suhermana,janettefurryyesposoloyaldehattiesburg,mississippi. PhilipM.Riley,Sr 26deagostode dejuniode2015 MEMOIRS ElReverendoPhilipM.Riley,Sr.,falleciópacíficamenteel03dejuniode2015,en Georgetownalaedadde100años.ElReverendoRileyfueprecedidoenmuertepor suesposa,jeanmeyerrileydegeorgetown;suprimeraesposa,elizabethgaines RileydeNixon;ysustreshermanas,ElizabethRileyLundbladdeGeorgetown,elDr. RuthRileySwordsdeFortWorthyJosephineRileyRameydeFortWorth. Lesobrevivensushijos,MaryRileydeAustin,WendyRileyWilliamsdelaCiudadde NuevaYork,GenieRileyEssenmacheryesposoSterlingEssenmacherdeCypress,y PhilipM.Riley,Jr.yesposaCayRileydeAustin;hijastraJeanneManndelaCiudaddeNuevaYork;hijastra HollyDecherdysuesposoelDr.JonathanDecherddeGeorgetown;nietosJenniferWeintraub,Stuart Williams,DickensLienna,NoelleTavanezySarahRiley;cincobisnietosyunnúmerodesobrinasysobrinos. ElReverendoRileynacióel26deagostode1914,enFortWorth,alDr.PhilipE.RileyyRuthLoveRiley. En1932segraduódeMineralWellsHighSchoolyen1936segraduóSouthernMethodistUniversity donde fue miembro de la famosa banda de marcha de noventaseis miembros de SMU. Trabajó brevementecomocontadorcertificadopúblicoendallasantesdedecidirseaentraralministerio.asistió ala Universidad dedukeuniversityschoolof Theologyy más tardesegraduódel UnionTheological SeminaryinNewYorkCitydondeobtuvoelgradodeMaestroenTeologíaen1941.ElReverendoRiley luego trabajó por varios años con Home Missions Council of North America, serviendo a la juventud indígenaamericana.duranteestetiempoconocióysecasóconsuprimeraesposa,elizabeth "Betty" Gaines,quienserviríaasuladocondistinciónhastasumuerte en1980.despuésenel ministeriode parroquia, el Reverendo y la Sra. Riley y sus cuatro hijos atendieron a numerosos pastorados en la ConferenciaRíoTexasencasosdeigualdadracialyjusticiasocialquefueronelenfoqueprimariodesu Ministerio. En1982,elReverendoRileysejubilóysemudóaGeorgetowndondeconocióysecasóconJeanMeyer Howell. La pareja disfrutó de una larga y dichosa vida juntos, con mucho viajar y participaron en actividadescomunitarias.fueespecialmenteactivoenlaprimeraiglesiametodistaunidadondesirvióen elpersonalyfuehonradocomopastoreméritoen1992. Unservicioconmemorativosecelebróelsábado,27dejuniode2015,enlaPrimeraIglesiaMetodista UnidaenGeorgetown.

308 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 307 JOSEFELIXSALASJR. 01dejuliode194121dediciembrede2015 JoséFélixSalasJr.74,regresóasuhogarcelestialel21dediciembrede2015,después deunavalientebatallaconunalargaenfermedad.sudevociónasufamiliaysufirme feendiosleapoyaronensuluchaylediopazhastaelfin. JosénacióalosfinadosJoséF.SalasSr.yVicentaSalas,unministroMetodistayama decasa,respectivamente,enelpaso,txel01dejuliode1941.fuecomandanteen launitedstatesnavy.sirviócomocapellányseretiróconhonoresmilitaresen1991. TambiénsejubilódelpastoradoenlaConferenciaMetodistaUnidaRíoGrande.Se graduódelauniversidadmcmurryysmuperkinsschooloftheology.joséfuebendecidoconunafamilia amorosa.secasóconsumejoramigaysunoviadehighschool,aliciamaldonadoel05defebrerode 1960enSeguin,TX.AJoséleencantabaleeryviajarconAliciaenmuchaspartesdelmundo. Joséessobrevividoporsuesposa,Alicia;sushijosRicardoNoel(Diana)yJoséIII(Diane);suhijaCynthia MariaDaniels;susnietosJamesDaniels(Mercedes),JoséF.SalasIV(Coley),RicardoSalasII, MichaelSalas,DominiqueDaniels,BrandonSalasyBryanSalas;bisnietos:JoséF.SalasV, AjaxSalas,EliDanielsyLoganDaniels.ÉltambiénlesobrevivesuhermanaGraceHensonysuhermano JohnnySalas(Rosemary).Fueprecedidoenmuerteporsuspadres;suhermanoRicardoNoelSalasyyerno JamesDaniels. Unserviciosellevóel28dediciembrede2015conentierroenelDallasFortWorthNationalCemetery engrandprairie,texas,concompletoshonoresmilitares. MargretSimon 11deseptiembrede192715deenerode2016 MargretSimonnacióenDuisburg,Alemaniael24deseptiembrede1927.Ellafuela cuartahijadeseishijos.suhermanomásjovenymadremurieronenunaccidente relacionadoconlaguerraen1944.margretcrecióenalemaniahastalos18añosde edadysegraduódelcolegiodenegocios.sirviócomomadrinaantesdeconvertirse enunamonjaydespuésdeemigrarporbuquecargueroalosestadosunidos,enseñó enlasescuelascatólicasenrockport,portaransasyencorpuschristi.segraduóde laincarnatewordacademyensanantonioehizotrabajograduadoenourladyof the Lake University. Dejó el convento y se convirtió en una maestra de escuela primaria,enseñandoeneláreadesanantoniopormásde25años. MargretsetrasladóaCorpusChristien1991paraconvertirseenunmiembrodelpersonalacargode cuidadocongregacionalyministeriodeadultosmayoresenlaprimeraiglesiametodistaunida.enlos próximosañoslogrósuassociatedegreeofchristianeducationenperkinsschoolof Theology,yfue consagradacomoministrodiaconal.completóelprogramadecapellaníaenelhospitalspohnmemorial. Fue miembro del personal vital en First United Methodist Church de , dirijiendo estudios bíblicos,cantandoenelcorodelacapillamayor,creandomantasdeoraciónyayudandoenelliderazgo delministeriodestephen. MargretseunióalaauxiliardeHospitaldeDriscollen2006yfuevoluntariaenlasaladeesperaquirúrgica. PresidióesaareaporvariosañosysirvióenlaJuntaAuxiliar.AMargretleencantabaleer,tejeraganchillo, ycrossstiching.fueuncoleccionistaávidademuñecasyteníamásdesesentamuñecasensucolección. Lesobrevivensufamiliadeiglesia,lacongregaciónyelpersonaldelaPrimeraIglesiaMetodistaUnida.Un servicioconmemorativotuvolugarelsábado,06defebrerode2016enlaprimeraiglesiametodistaunida. MEMOIRS

309 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL SamuelL.SpencerJr. 22dejuniode192714dediciembrede2015 ElReverendoSamuel(Sam)L.SpencerJr.fallecióel14dediciembrede2015enSan Antonio, Texas. Nació el 22 de junio de 1927, en Vesper, NY, a Samuel y Daisey Spencer.DespuésdesugraduacióndelaAcademiadeHomeryHighSchool,atendió alauniversidaddealaska,launiversidaddealabama,troystateuniversityyobtuvo subachilleratodeartes.seleconcedióundoctoradohonorarioendivinidadporel AmericanInternationalTheologicalSeminaryenSanAntonioen1997. SirvióenelU.S.ArmyyU.S.AirForcepormásde29años.Desde1978,sedesempeñócomoOnCall VolunteerChaplinenelHospitaldelaUniversidadycomounCapellánVoluntarioconelDepartamentode PolicíadeSanAntoniodesde1996.ElCapellánSpencereraunmiembrodelaVFW,AARP,Southwest TexasConferenciaUnitedMethodistChurchylaInternationalConferenceofPoliceChaplains.Élsirvióen variasocasionesconlasouthwestconference. MEMOIRS ElCapellánSpenceressobrevividoporsuesposade63años,EdnaMarySpencer;hijas,LindaBuecheler (John),Stewart(Curt),KatheShout (Joe),Susan Spencer; hijos,paullevispencer (Sherry)yStevenL. Spencer,Sr.(Susan);17nietos;11bisnietos;numerosossobrinos,sobrinosyamigos. Unserviciosellevóacabo19dediciembrede2015,enNorthwestHillsUMC.Elentierrofueconhonores militareselmartes,22dediciembrede2015enelfortsamhoustonnationalcemetery. CharlesDanielStory 28demayode deoctubrede2015 CharlesDanielStorynacióenGrapeland,Texasel28demayode1924.Fuehijode LouisyPallieGreenStory.Despuésdegraduarsedelasecundaria,Carlossirvióen U.S.ArmySignalCorpsduranteLaSegundaGuerraMundial,enItaliaynorteÁfrica. Alvolver,asistióalaTexasChristianUniversitydonderecibiósugradoenLiteratura Inglesa y posteriormente su grado de Maestría en Divinidad. También estudió EspañolysefuemisioneroenMéxico. En1959,CharlescontinuósuMinisterioenTexasysirvióenvariascongregaciones enlasouthwesttexasconference.charlesysuesposabettyseretiraronacanyon Lake,Texasen1995.Carlosafirmabaamenudoqueélnopodíaimaginarunaactividadmásestimulante quehacereltrabajodeunpastor.sudeseoeraquetodosconocieranalseñorjesucristoyalabaransu santonombre. LoshijosdeCarlosson:MaryJones,DebbieRichyDianeStory.Carlossecasóconsuamada,BettyJane Pflugen1978ytuvoochohijastrosqueloamaban:DeeBrizendine,GrantFredericks,ShereeWolfe, JeanneMoisés,JillCoffin,LisaSolansky,AmyWoodbyyJamesFredericks. Unservicioconmemorativosecelebróel06denoviembrede2015enelFirstBaptistChurchofCanyon Lake,Texas.Unserviciodeentierroconhonoresmilitarescompletossecelebróel05denoviembrede 2015enFortSamHoustonNationalCementerydeSanAntonio.

310 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 309 JohnFranklinTeer 04dediciembrede deenerode2016 JohnF.TeercomenzósuministerioconlaIglesiaMetodistaatravésdelservicio comopastorestudianteenelruralestedetexasen1963.fueordenadodiácono en1965ypresbíteroen1969enlaconferenciadetexas.transfiriósumembresía alnorthtexasconferenceyatendióaperkinsschooloftheology.despuésdesu graduación,fuecomisionadoenelejércitodelosestadosunidosdondesirviócon orgullo por los próximos veinte años como capellán. Después de su retiro del serviciomilitaren1992,johnsenombródirectordelcentrodecpeenvalley BaptistMedicalCenterenHarlingen,TX. En2006,JohnsejubilódeVBMCysiguiósuministerioenunaprácticadeasesoramientoprivadopequeño conungranvariedaddeclientes,muchosdeloscualeseranmilitaresqueapreciabansuconocimientode suspropiastensiones. Johnmurióel22deenerode2016alaedadde73años.Unacelebracióndesuvidasellevóacaboel domingo 31 de eneroen la Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida en San Benito. Un punto culminante del serviciofueunhimnocantadoporelcorodehombresenelquejohnhabíadisfrutadoparticipar. JohnsecasóconCarolynCoxquienconociómientrasestudiabaenLonMorrisCollege.Juntostuvieronun hija,jenniferrochte(russell)yunhijojeffreyteer(claudia).tuvieronsietenietosyunbisnieto. FrankS.Walker 20deagostode201713defebrerode2016 MEMOIRS Franknacióel20deagostode1917,depadresHughyAnnieEliza(Stephens)Walker enolmoslough,texas.fueunodediezhermanos.franksegraduóen1936de Phillis Wheatley High School en San Antonio, Texas. En 1940, obtuvo su Grado BachilleratodeTillotsonCollegeenAustin,Texas.Enmarzode1942,durantela segundaguerramundial,frankfueinductoenelejércitodeestadosunidosyen septiembre de 1942, se casó con Eva Nell Nelson. En 1948 recibió su grado de DivinidaddeDrewTheologicalSeminaryenMadison,NewJersey.En1965recibió sumaestríaeneducacióndelauniversidaddetennesseeenchattanooga.frank trabajóenelaustinindependentschooldistrict,eneldepartamentodeconsejeríaytambiéntrabajócon eljobcorpsensanmarcos,texas.fueministroenlaconferenciadesouthwesttexas,hastasujubilación en1981. Fueprecedidoenmuerteporsuesposa,EvaNellWalker;padres,HughyAnnieWalker;ysushermanos, Ethel,Hugie,Tilman,Claude,Crockett,Howell,Roy,RaeAdel,BabyWalkeryHelen.ElReverendoWalker essobrevividoporsuhija,calliebradforddeaustin,texas;hijo,franks.walkerjr.(susan)delestede Texas;nietos,LamarBradfordyJessicayMackenzieWalker;asícomounagrancantidaddesobrinasy primos. SusserviciosfunerariossellevaronacaboenWesleyUnitedMethodistChurchenAustin.Entierrocon honoresmilitarestuvolugarengriffinchapelcemeteryenmilano.

311 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MartinJ.Walker 13dejuniode dejuniode2015 MartinJoshuaWalkerfueunministroordenado,unnativodeBeaumont,Texasy sirvió dos años en la U.S, Navy. En la anterior West Texas Conference of the Methodist Church, se desempeñó como líder de canto durante muchos años. DespuésdelaunióndelaConferencia,MartinfuemuyactivoenlaIglesiaMetodista Unida.Sedesempeñóenvariasagenciasdelaiglesiayenlosretirosdejuventuden MonteWesley.Siendobendecidoconunahermosavozysuamorporelcanto,fue invitadoacantarypredicarenmuchasiglesiasdetexas,asícomofueradelestado. SirvióenvariospastoradosdentrodelaSouthwestTexasConference.Secasócon Annie L. Craney el 25 de agosto de 1950 en Kerrville, Texas. Celebró su 86avo. cumpleañosenelalmuerzoconministrosycónyugesyenlaconferenciaanualen13dejuniode2015. Despuésdesujubilaciónen1995,sedesempeñófelizmentetrabajandopormásde14añoscomopastor de la Iglesia William Taylor en Luling, Texas. Martín pasó a mejor vida el 27 de junio, Siempre admirandosusrecuerdosestaránsudedicadaesposaannieysushijosberthal.redd,allenrosswalker ytonyak.james,asícomosusseisnietoschristianpettis,ashleyredd,demetriowalker,jasminewalker, TrierGladden,JarrenGladdenyunbisnietoDesmondDuhart. MEMOIRS ServiciossellevaronacaboenStPaulUnitedMethodistChurch,SanAntonioel03dejuliode2015.Fue sepultadoensanantonio,texas. SylvanMerleWaters 22demayode192128dejuniode2015 Sylvan Merle Waters nació el 22 de mayo de 1921 en San Antonio, Texas, de padresfrederickandrewwatersymarieantoinettethomasson.merlecaminaba a la antigua Prospect Hill Methodist Church donde su abuelo, Thomas Jerome Thomasson,eraunpredicadorlocal.AtendióaThomasJeffersonHighSchooly trabajó mientras atendía a la escuela nocturna de la Universidad de St. Mary. RecibiósuB.A.enHistoriaen1944. Secasóconelamordesuvida,MildredMarieAtkins,el23dejuniode1944,en ProspectHill(ahoraSt.John'sUMCenSanAntonio).Laparejainmediatamentese trasladóadallasdondemerlerecibiósumasteroftheologydeperkinsschoolof Theology en Southern Methodist University en Merle y Marie estaban bajo nombramiento episcopal por cincuenta y tres años en la itinerancia de la Iglesia Metodista, en la Southwest Texas ConferenceylaTexasConference. Fueprecedidoenmuerteporsuhijo,MarkAtkinsWatersyesposadeMarcos,KathyWebbyporsus hermanosysuscónyuges.lesobrevivensuesposa,marie,de71años;sushijos:carolynruthwatersy esposogeorgemorganhamiltoniii;stephenmerlewaters;thomasdouglaswaters,ysuesposaclaudia BooneBillings. Enelaño2000,elS.MerleandMarieA.WatersEndowmentseestablecióenPerkinsSchoolof Theology, SMU. Este fondo de beca beneficia a cualquier persona buscando su llamado al clero, sin consideraciónderaza,género,odenominaciónyéstayahaayudadoadecenasdeaspirantesalministerio. Merlemuriódefallarespiratoriael28dejuniode2015alaedadde94años.Serviciosfúnebressellevaron acaboenst.andrew sumc.fueenterradoenelsolarfamiliarenmissionburialparksouth.

312 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 311 BenjaminTaylorWelch 23demarzode defebrerode2016 ElReverendoBenjaminTaylorWelch,hijodeIsaacyJennieFizerWelch,nacióel 23demarzode1922,enLiberal,Kansasymurióelsábado,20defebrerode2016, enwhartonnursinghomeenpleasanthill,tennessee,unmesantesdesu94avo. cumpleaños. El Reverendo Welch, con su esposa Winifred Elizabeth Schaumburg, que le precedió en muerte, se mudaron a Cumberland County, Tennessee, en 1988 despuésderetirarsede38añosdeministerioenlasouthwesttexasconference. Él vivió su fe en todas partes donde desempeñó su trabajo, tomando roles de liderazgoenorganizacionesnumerosasdelacomunidad,incluyendolosboyscouts,americancancer Society,PlannedParenthood,CountyChildWelfareBoardsyorganizacionesecuménicas. ElSr.WelchsirvióenlaU.S.NavydurantelaSegundaGuerraMundialysegraduódelaUniversidadde Texas.DespuésdelaUniversidad,seempleódeejecutivodelosBoyScoutsconelCapitolAreaCouncilof Texashasta oírelllamadoalministerio.luegose graduódeperkinsschooloftheologyensouthern MethodistUniversity. Enretiro,elSr.Welchsegozabaconstruyendoytrabajandoconmadera,enelsenderismoycampeando, enlalecturayescribiendoydefendiendolosderechosdelosdemás.alsr.welchlesobrevivensuscinco hijos,don(esposajulia),debbie(espososteven),rick(esposashelia),kip(esposachristine)yed(esposa Shannon),13nietos,y11bisnietos.ElSr.WelchdonósucuerpoalaescuelademedicinaMeharry.Un servicio informal de recuerdo se celebró el sábado, 16 de abril de 2016, en Pleasant Hill Community Church,UCC,dePleasantHill,TN. EnriquetaAvendaño 28dejuniode dejuniode2015 ESPOSAS Y ESPOSOS MEMOIRS EnriquetaFuentesTrejodeAvendaño,nacióel28dejuniode1934,enTasquillo, Hidalgo,México.SuspadresfueronBaldomeroFuentesMedinayEmerencianaTrejo Gonzalez.TrabajócomoescribamunicipalderegistrosdelmunicipiodeTasquilloy entoncescomenzóatrabajarparaeldepartamentodeagriculturadelestadode Hidalgo. En 18 de diciembre de 1955, se casó con su esposo de 50 años, el Dr. ReverendoD.CarlosAvendañoCastro.Tuvieron5hijos,AreliE.AvendañodeLaredo Texas,EnriqueAvendañoyesposa,DaneenAvendañodePeoria,Arizona,CarlosE. Avendañoyesposa,SmirnaAvendañodePortArthur,Texas,JorgeAvendañodeElPaso,TexasyEfrain AvendañodePortArthur,Texas;3nietosy3bisnietos.Ellafueprecedidaenmuerteporsumarido,Carlos ysuhijo,jorge,sushermanos,tomásycésarysushermanas,elsayimelda. Su marido fue miembro del clero con la Iglesia Episcopal de México y luego se transfirió a la Iglesia LuteranadelSínododeWisconsin.En1972,emigróalosEstadosUnidosycontinuósuMinisterioenla ConferenciaRíoGrandedelaIglesiaMetodistaUnida.SuprimernombramientofueenArtesia,Nuevo México,yapartirdeahísirvióelrestodesuMinisterioenTexas. EnriquetaAvendañofueunaamanteesposa,madre,abuelayamiga.Enel18dejuniode2015sulucha contraelcáncerllegóasufinenelmdandersoncancercenterenhouston,texas.ellamurióalaedad de80añosdebidoafallarenalypulmonía.susserviciosfunerariossellevaronacaboenlafunerariade MelanconenNederland,Texas.

313 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL MEMOIRS RobertaAnnBailey 23deabrilde194328dediciembrede2015 " Suenenlascampanas,pueshaygranregocijo!"RobertaAnnBaileyentróenelReino deloscieloel28dediciembrede2015alaedadde72años.sudiagnósticodesíndrome myelodysplásticofueentexasoncologyenmidland,texas.aunquelabatallafuede cortoplazo,tambiénfueunlargorecorrido.robertaannnacióacarlyrobertastockton ensanantonio,texas.robertasegraduódebreckenridgehighschoolensanantonio, Texas; luego asistió a la Universidad de North Texas, donde obtuvo un grado de enseñanza.luegoconoció,secasóconlarryyloacompañódurantetodasucarrerade MinisterioenlaSouthwestTexasMethodistConference,ensañandoenvariasescuelas alolargode35años. EllayLarrysemudaronaMidlanden2002paraestarconsufamilia.Robertaamorosamentecompartió su sabiduría y paciencia con sus nietos al crear cosas, labrando plantas y siendo una sierva fiel. Ella continuócumpliendoconsuministeriodeenseñanzaysirvecomoelcoordinadoradeescuelainfantilen last.luke sumc.orientandoalosniñoserasullamadoenlavida.yfuegrandementerecompensadaen estaposiciónporlacualellatocólasvidasdemuchosniños.eltoqueenriquecedorderobertaseexpresó ensuamorporlajardinería.ellaylarrylabraronunhermosojardíndondepasaronmuchashorasjuntos. RobertatambiénteníalapasiónyeldondeserunatalentosatejedorayeramiembrodelMidlandQuilters Guild.Sushermosasobrasdearteadornanlavidadesushijosynietosyesunrecuerdoduraderodesu amor. RobertafueunverdaderotestimoniodefeyviviósuvidabasadaenlaspromesasdeDios.ARobertale sobrevivensushijas,kathrynlynnbaileyykarenleaguerrademidland;nietos,carlchaselockeycole PerrinLockedeMidland.Robertafueprecedidaenmuerteporsuesposode49años,elElReverendo LarryBailey.ServiciosconmemorativossellevaronacaboenSt.Luke'sUMCenMidland. GloriaBaldearena 26demarzode deabrilde2016 GloriaBaldearenanacióel26demarzode1932yfallecióel26deabrilde2016.Ella fueprecedidaenmuerteporsumaridode53años,miguelp.baldearenaysuhijo, George L. Baldearena. Deja a sus dos hijos, Miguel J. y Carlos J. Baldearena, tres nueras,stephanie,corinaydarlene,seisnietosyunabisnieta.gloriasirvióalaiglesia Metodistaenvariascapacidadespormásde40años.

314 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 313 JohnWilliamCampbell 31deoctubre,195420defebrero2016 ElReverendoJohnWilliamCampbell,sacerdoteEpiscopal,hizosutransiciónalavida eternacondiosen20defebrerode2016,despuésdeunavalientebatallaconelcáncer. Johnnacióel31deoctubrede1954,enNewOrleans,Louisiana.Fueadoptadoenla infanciayeraelmuyamadoúnicohijodeguillermoygladyscampbelldeshreveport, LA,dondepasósusañosdeformación.DespuésdehighSchool,Johntrabajóunnúmero deañosenelcampodebienesraíces.duranteesatemporadadesuvidafuebendecido alserpadrededoshijos,corinneydrew,consuprimeraesposanancymadden.alser llamadoalsacerdocio,johnsegraduódelouisianastateuniversityyelseminaryofthesouthwest.en1991 fue ordenado y nombrado como rector asociado de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cristo en Bastrop, Luisiana. Se trasladóatexasen1992yfuenombradodirectorejecutivodelaregionalaidsinterfaithnetwork,enla capacitacióneimplementacióndeequiposdeatencióndevoluntariadoparapersonasmuriendodelsida. En1993,JohnsecasóconlaReverendoSarahCurrieyasícomenzósuviajecomounafamiliainjertacon CorinneyDrewydoshijosdeSarahAdányRhodesHinman.UnodelospuntosparaJohnfuesusieteaños nombramientos como pastor de Karnes City UMC, donde ambos la parroquia y su pastor crecieron y prosperaron.duranteaqueltiempojohntambiénobtuvoungradodemaestríadecienciasenpsicologíade OurLadyoftheLakeUniversity. MientrasqueJohn,SarahysufamiliaestabanenAustinenunnombramientodeSarahaSt.LukeUMC,él tambiénprosiguióatrabajarenelcampodeartedelafotografíaenblancoynegroobras.atravésdesugalería yestudio,photogecko,johnprodujomuchashermosasobras.fuetambiénelotronooficialpastordela comunidaddestlukedurantesusochoañosallí. JohnencontrósullamadovocacionalcuandocomenzóaservircomocapellándeunHopeHospiceenNew Braunfels,TX,dondedurantecasicincoañossedeleitabaenelservicioapacientesyfamiliaresyenrelación consucolegasdelhopehospice.legustabadecirqueésteeraelmejortrabajoquejamáslehabíandadoy quequeríahacereltrabajohastaentrarenservicioconhopehospice. LesobrevivensumadreGladys,suesposaSara,sushijosCorinne,Drew,AdamyRodasysusnietosCaroline Hall,JohnWilliamCampbell,IIyJaxsenNielsen. UnservicioconmemorativosecelebróenSt.LukeUnitedMethodistChurch,1306WestLynn,Austin,TX. ErnestineGrayClarkDixon 08demayode dejuniode2015 MEMOIRS EarnestineDixonnacióel08demayode1923alatardíapaternidaddeArchyLucidaGray enclarksville,tx.earnestineterminósueducaciónenlauniversidaddeprairieviewa& MenTexas.Recibiósumaestríaen1952delaUniversidaddeColumbiaenNuevaYorky su doctorado de la Texas Woman s University en Earnestine se casó con el Sr. NathanClark,suprimeramor,alaedadde18años.Suesposopasóamejorvidamás tarde,en1978.earnestineconocióalobispoernestt.dixonymásadelantesecasócon él.losdosviajaronalrededordelmundodisfrutandoadorandojuntosydifundiendoel Evangelio. Earnestineeraunamujerdeprincipiosquemantuvolaeducaciónenelmásaltogrado.EllaeraunaProfesora deescuelapormásde26años;fueunamadremuydedicadaasuhijaadoptivasherryld.clark. Earnestine fue una fiel miembro de St.Andrews UMC durante muchos años y después de su enfermedad trasladóacaliforniaen2008alcuidadodesussobrinasgarybrewtonyfamilia.ellafueprecedidaenmuerte porsusmaridosytodossushermanos.lamemoriadeearnestinedixonseráapreciadaporsuhijasherryld. Clark,susnietosNicolásySinclairBlueyunagrancantidaddesobrinas,sobrinos,primosyamigos.

315 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL RoseMarieDuvall 18deabrilde demayode2016 MEMOIRS Rose Marie Reneau Duvall de Lockhart, anteriormente de Dripping Springs, Texas, queridaesposa,madre,abuelaybisabuela,entróalreinodesupadrealaedad78años el24demayode2016enlockhart,texasdespuésdeunalargaenfermedad.nacióen Austin,Texas,asuspadresHoraceyReneauMertie(Mason)el18deabrilde1938. Tempranoensuvida,Roseencontrabaalegríaenserviralosmayoresdeedadqueella. Ellarespondióaesellamandoalolargodesuvida,eventualmenteestableciendolaHill CountrySeniorCitizen sactivitycenteratravésdesutrabajoconfirstbaptistchurchof DrippingSprings.Rosatambiénfueinstrumentalenlaconstruccióndeuncomplejode 14unidadesparaancianosymásadelanteunhogardeancianosde60camas;cadaunodeestosproyectos siguensiendoimportantesparalacomunidaddedrippingsprings. RosadedicósuvidaaCristocuandoteníanueveañosdeedad.Esadevociónsemantuvoalolargodesusdías, altrabajarmanoamanoconsumarido,don,quienrespondióasullamadocomolíderespiritualenvarios IglesiasycomunidadesdeTexascentral.FueunafuerzaqueimpulsóelCapitolAreaRuralTransportation ServiceyfuelaprimermiembrodesignadaasuJuntaDirectiva.Además,RosesirvióenlaJuntadedirectores delboardofdirectorsofthestateoftexasdepartmentonaging. Suslaboresdeamornuncafueronmásimportantesparaellaquecuandoellaservíaasufamilia.Ademásdesu marido,elreverendodonduvall,elladejadoshijos,rayyesposa,ireneysusdoshijas,gibbyesposa,juliey susdoshijasyunhijo.tambiénconstruyópreciadosrecuerdosconsietebisnietos,aquienamabacontodosu corazónynuncaseolvidabadeorarporellos. Una celebración de la Vida de Rosa tuvo lugar en la primera Iglesia Metodista en Lockhart, Texas, con el ReverendoGradyRoeoficiando.HubounserviciodesepulturaprivadoenMemoryLawnMemorialParken Martindale. FrankiePhillipsGiesler 03dejuliode192724deenerode2016 FrankiePhillipsGieslerfalleciópacíficamenteeldomingo,24deenerode2016,después deunaextendidaenfermedad.nacióel03dejuliode1927apadresolgastandeferphillips yelprofesorfrankroyphillips,encanyon,texas.ellaatendióawesttexasstatecollege ysegraduódetexasstatecollegeforwomen,denton,(ahoratwu)conungradoen EarlyChildhoodEducation,en1947.MientrasenseñabaenDallasCountryDaySchool, conoció a Charles Giesler, estudiante de seminario de la Escuela de Teología Perkins. Después de su matrimonio con Charles en 1950, nombramientos a iglesias Metodista enviaronalosgiesleraclarkton,mo,sanantonio,lyford,fredericksburg,harlingen, Bishop,McAllen,SanAngelo,SanAntonio,CorpusChristiyfinalmente,devueltaaSanAntonio. Ellafuemaestradeescuelapúblicaencadaciudadenquevivióhastasuretiroen1988.Sirviócomounamuy proactiva 'Esposa del Ministro' con cada congregación de las iglesias en que Charles sirvió. Ella estaba comprometida con los principios de la fe cristiana y la Iglesia Metodista Unida y dedicada a la justicia y compasiónparatodalgente.frankiefueunaamanteesposa,madre,abuela,suegrayhermanaytomógran orgulloenloslogrosdesufamilia.eraunávidaamantedelamúsica,unapersonagenuinamenteamable,una amante de los animales y le encantaba el aire libre. Frankie y Charles hicieron muchos viajes a Francia y Californiaparaestarconsushijosynietos. FrankiefueprecedidaenmuertepormaridoelReverendoCharlesGiesler.EllaessobrevividaporhijoJohn Giesler, Dallas; hija de Amy (Richard) Schaffner, Dallas; hija Carolyn (Patrick) Farmer, Waco. Un servicio conmemorativoparacelebrarlavidadefrankietuvolugarenalamoheightsunitedmethodistchurchensan Antonio,TX.

316 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 315 BarbaraPierceMoore 25deabrilde193804denoviembrede2014 Barbara Pierce Moore, de edad de 76 aóos, falleció inesperadamente el 04 de noviembrede2014enaustin,texas.barbaranacióenbayonne,nuevajersey,pero creció en Jackson, Mississippi. Se casó con Richard Pierce en 1960 y pronto se trasladaronaaustin,texas,dondeellacriósufamilia.lasverdaderaspasionesde Barbaraincluíantocarsupianoypasartiempoconsushijos,nietosyamigos.Ellaera unmiembroactivoengraceunitedmethodistchurchhastaelaño2000cuandoella ysuesposo,elreverendocharlesmooresetrasladaronatyler,tx. BarbarafueprecedidaenmuertedesumaridoRichardPierce,quepasóamejorvida en1997ysumaridocharlesmoore,quienmurióaprincipiosdeesteaño.barbaraessobrevividaporsu hermana,patsmithdecorpuschristi,treshijos,kathyrenfrodeaustin,jeffpierce,debostonyleslie MurdochdeRoundRock,asícomo5nietosy2bisnietos.Barbarafueunalmagentilyamorosaquiéntocó lasvidasdetodoelmundoqueellaconoció.carolaextrañaremos.serviciosfunerariossellevaronacabo enfaithpresbyterianchurchenaustin,tx.susepulturasellevóacaboenelparquememorialcook Walden/ForestOaks. ElizabethAnnPerezVega 04dediciembrede denoviembrede2015 ElizabethAnnPérezVeganacióenGalveston,Texasel4dediciembre,1938.Ellafuela hijamenoryhermanadelosochohijosdevictorg.ymariadelosreyespérez.ella asistióalasescuelaspúblicasdegalvestonysegraduódeballhighschoolen1956.ella tambiénasistióalriograndebibleinstituteenedinburg.fueunamiembrodelaiglesia MonteSinaídelasAsambleasdeDiosenGalveston. MEMOIRS EnelmatrimonioaAbelVega,Sr.,prontoaserpastor,en24demayo,1959,seconvirtió enunamiembrodelaiglesiametodista.ademásdeapoyarfielmentealreverendo Vegaenlos41añosdeMinisterioenlaConferenciaRíoGrande,Elizabethtrabajócomotrabajadorasocial con ciudadanos ancianos, los niños de Head Start, y fue la Directora de Jireh House Community DevelopmentandResourceCenterhastasumuerte.EllaestuvomuyactivaalniveldelaConferenciay unidadeslocalesdelasmujeresmetodistasunidos. LaSra.VegayelReverendoVegasecasaronhace56años.AdemásdelReverendoVega,ellaessobrevivida porhijosynueras,unahijaadoptivaycompañera:abelvega,jr.yannamariej.vega,nathanvegay LauraS.Vega,AdriánVegayKathrynT.Vega,RomeroyTammyStapleton,asícomoochonietosytres bisnietos:elizabeth,annabella,joshua,jakob,avery,della,jamesykellyscottysuhijokyle,jonathany MichelleScottysushijasLillyyZoe. LaSra.Vegapasóamejorvidael21denoviembre,2015yfuedebidoalanoalcohólicacirrosisycáncer de hueso. Su fecha de su funeral fue el 25 de noviembre en la Funeraria Castillo y su entierro en el CementerioSanFernando3deSanAntonio.

317 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL ROLL OF THE DEAD Names of clergy who have died since the 2014 Annual Conference of the former Rio Grande and Southwest Texas Conferences. Note: For a record of all Honored Dead from the two former conferences prior to unifi cation, see the 2014 Journals of the Rio Grande Annual Conference and the Southwest Texas Annual Conference. How & When Years as Received RTC Name Born Entered in RTC Member Died Burial Place Charles Moore June 23, 2014 John Berkley July 7, 2014 Linda Jean Picht Myers July 15, 2014 Roy Herbert Wold August 20, 2014 San Antonio, TX Larry Edward Bailey September 25, 2014 Juan Enrique Duarte September 27, 2014 Laredo, Texas Ramon Almaguel 1928 November 17, 2014 Ed Sylvest December 21, 2014 Waldo Hiller January 21, 2015 Johnnye Brendonly Cunningham February 5, 2015 Hallettsville Wesley Norman Schulze February 23, 2015 James Edwin Harrell March 5, 2015 Industry UMC Phillip Marshall Riley, Sr June 3, 2015 Morris Harvey Bratton June 24, 2015 Georgetown UMC Martin J. Walker June 27, 2015 San Antonio S. Merle Waters June 28, 2015 San Antonio Charles Leslie Parker, Sr October 17, 2015 San Antonio Jesse Murray Mothersbaugh October 18, 2015 Seguin: FUMC Charles D. Story October 31, 2015 San Antonio Donald James Jones November 20, 2015 Harding PA Robert Randle Butler December 2, 2015 Dan H. Carmichael December 7, 2015 Corpus Christi TX Samuel L. Spencer, Jr December 14, 2015 Ft. Sam Houston Jose Felix Salas, Jr December 21, 2015 Grand Prairie TX Barbara Nardi Kurtz January 9, 2016 Margret Simon January 15, 2016 Viterbo Montano 1947 January 20, 2016 John Teer January 22, 2016 Frank S. Walker, Sr February 13, 2016 Milano TX Benjamin Taylor Welch February 20, 2016 Joe E. Elmore March 22, 2016 Francisco Javier Briones April 24, 2016 Myron Avery Ricketts, Jr May 24, 2016 Ft. Smith AK

318 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 317 FORINFORMATIONONLY On October 24, 2015, the Río Texas Conference received the best news possible from the Judicial Council our conferencewascommendedfortakingseriouslytheirconcernsandfollowingthroughwithcorrectivemeasures;our planoforganization,asexpressedinthebudget,nominationsandstandingruleswhichwereadoptedinjune2015, wasaffirmed!thankstoallthemembersofthisannualconferenceforyourapprovalwhichledtothisaffirmation. Thisyearweareproposingonlytwochangesforyourconsideration: 21.AnintentionaleffortwillbemadetoproducewrittenreportsinbothEnglishandSpanish;andtoprovideoral translationbetweenspanishandenglish,andtoprovidesupportforhearingandvisionimpairedpersonsduringall sessionsoftheannualconference. 21.TheAnnualConferenceshallmakeavailableEnglishandSpanisheditionsofallofficialcorrespondence,including butnotlimitedtothecontentsofthepreconferencereportandtheconferencejournal.theannualconferenceshall alsoprovideoraltranslationbetweenspanishandenglish,andsupportforhearingandvisionimpairedpersons,during thesessionsoftheannualconference. ThischangeisnecessarybecauseamotionfromthefloortostrengthenthecurrentlanguageinRule21wasapproved bytheconferenceduringthejune2015session. 20.ProposalsandreportsfromconferenceagenciesshallbecompiledinaPreConferenceReportthatshallbemade availableasanelectronicdocumentorinprintedformtoallconferencemembersatleastthirty(30)dayspriortothe AnnualConferencesession.AtleastoneprintedcopyofthePreConferenceReportwillbesenttoeverylocalchurch. Eachreportshallbemarked ForConferenceAction or ForInformationOnly. Thischangeisrecommendedastheavailabilityofelectronicdocumentsincreasesandthenecessityforpapermailings decreases. Thankyoufortheopportunitytobeofservicetoyou. BarbaraMobley,Chairperson MikeCave,ViceChairperson BerthaCastañeda,Secretary EdgarAvitia ElvaGarza EddiePinchback ÚNICAMENTEPARAINFORMACIÓN El24deoctubrede2015,laConferenciaRíoTexasrecibiólamejorposiblenoticiadelConcilioJudicial:quenuestra Conferenciafueelogiadaportomarenseriosuspreocupacionesysiguiendoconmedidascorrectivas;nuestroPlande Organización,comoexpresadoenelpresupuesto,nombramientosyReglasPermanentesquefueronaprobadasen junio2015, Todofueafirmado!GraciasatodoslosmiembrosdeestaConferenciaAnualporsuaprobaciónquecondujo aestaafirmación. Esteañoproponemossólodoscambiosparavuestraconsideración: 21.Seharáunesfuerzointencionalparaproducirinformesescritoseninglésyenespañol;yparaproveerlatraducción entreespañoleinglésoralyproveerapoyoparapersonascondiscapacidadesdeauditayvisióndurantetodaslas sesionesdelaconferenciaanual. 21.LaConferenciaAnualdeberáhacerdisponiblesedicioneseninglésyenespañoldetodalacorrespondenciaoficial, incluyendo pero no limitado a los contenidos del Informe de PreConferencia y las Actas de la Conferencia. La ConferenciaAnualtambiéndeberápresentarunatraducciónoralentreelespañolyelinglés,ytambiénproveeráapoyo parapersonascondiscapacidadesdeauditayvisión,durantelassesionesdelaconferenciaanual. EstecambioesnecesariodebidoaunamocióndesdeelpisodelaConferenciaparareforzarelcorrientelenguajeenla Regla21,quefueaprobadaporlaConferenciadurantelasesióndejuniode LaspropuestaseinformesdeagenciasdelaConferenciasecompilaránenunInformedePreConferenciaquese harádisponiblecomodocumentoelectrónicooenformaimpresaatodoslosmiembrosdelaconferencia,porlomenos STANDING RULES

319 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL STANDING RULES treinta (30) días antes de la sesión de la Conferencia Anual. Por lo menos una copia impresa del Informe de Pre Conferenciaseráenviadaacadaiglesialocal.Cadainformedeberáindicarsecon"ParaAccióndelaConferencia"o" ÚnicamenteparaInformación." Estecambioserecomiendayaqueladisponibilidaddedocumentoselectrónicosaumentaysedisminuyelanecesidad deenviarenpapelporcorreo. Graciasporlaoportunidaddeestaralserviciodeustedes. Atentamente, BarbaraMobley,Presidente MikeCave,Vicepresidente BerthaCastañeda,Secretaria EdgarAvitia ElvaGarza EddiePinchback FORCONFERENCEACTION TheMissionoftheRíoTexasConference:tomakedisciplesofJesusChristforthetransformationoftheworld.The Vision of the Río Texas Conference:Uniting Peoples, Vitalizing Congregations, Developing Leaders, Transforming Communities. STRUCTUREANDAGENCIES UnitingTable 1.ThereshallbeaUnitingTablewhosefunctionistocoordinatemissionandministryintheRíoTexasConference through the four Vision Teams focused on the four pillars of the conference Vision:Uniting Peoples, Vitalizing Congregations,DevelopingLeaders,andTransformingCommunities.TheUnitingTableandthefourVisionTeamsare responsibleforfocusingonthemissionfield.themembershipoftheunitingtableshallbe:thebishop(exofficio withoutvote);thedeanofthecabinet;thelayleader;thechairpersonsoftheunitingpeoples,vitalizingcongregations, DevelopingLeadersandTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeams;thechairpersonoftheAdministrationTeam;one representativeeachfromtheboardofordainedministry,thecomitteeontheepiscopacy,andthecouncilonchildren s Ministries;thepresidentsofUnitedMethodistWomen,UnitedMethodistMen,theCouncilonYouthMinistries,and thecouncilonyoungadultministries;andthechairperson.thereshallalsobeseven(7)membersatlargeanda MissionFieldAdvocate,nominatedbytheCommitteeonNominationsandelectedbytheAnnualConference.All referencesinthebookofdisciplinetoaconferencecouncilonministrieswillbefulfilledbytheunitingtable.the UnitingTableisaccountableto,andfundedby,theAnnualConference. a.thereshallbeamissionfieldadvocatewhoseresponsibilityistohelptheunitingtableandthevisionteams remainfocusedonthemissionfieldbyadvocatingforthepeoplewhoarenotinourchurches,includingthose whoareinpoverty,thosewhoareyoung,thosewhoaremarginalized,andthosewhoaredisempoweredbyour cultureandsociety. b.theunitingtableandthefourvisionteamswillbeexpectedtorecruitandengagelayandclergypersons acrosstheconferencetoserveontaskforcestoassistintheirresponsibilities. c.eachvisionteamwillhavefundingthroughtheannualconferencebudget.meetingsoftheteamwillbefunded through the amount budgeted to that Team.Appointed task forces also will be funded through the amount providedintheannualconferencebudgetassignedtothatteam. d.thecommitteeonnominationsshallnominate,andtheannualconferenceshallelect,thechairpersonsofthe UnitingTable,eachofthefourVisionTeams,andtheAdministrationTeam.Noneofthesechairpersonsshallhave any other specific ministry responsibilities on the Uniting Table or any of the Vision Teams, nor shall they be chairpersonofanyotherconferenceagency. e.theconstitutionsforunitedmethodistwomen( 647)andUnitedMethodistMen( 648)areincludedinthe 2012BookofDiscipline.UnitedMethodistWomenandUnitedMethodistMenareindependentorganizations whichnominateandelecttheirownleaders.eachoftheseorganizationsisrepresentedbythepresidentand/or anotherdesignatedpersononvariousagenciesoftheannualconference,includingtheunitingtable.united MethodistWomenrelatestothenationalorganizationofUnitedMethodistWomen.UnitedMethodistMenrelates tothegeneralcommissiononunitedmethodistmen. UnitingPeoplesVisionTeam

320 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL ThereshallbeaUnitingPeoplesVisionTeamwhosefunctionistofacilitateunity,witness,communicationand justice,andtoworktowardinterculturalcompetencyinallareasofconferencelife.themembershipoftheuniting Peoples Vision Team shall be: two persons whose specific responsibility is Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityisReligionandRace,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibility isthestatusandroleofwomen,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityiscommunications,twopersonswhose specificresponsibilityisdisabilityconcerns,andachairperson;allnominatedbythecommitteeonnominationsand electedbytheannualconference.theentirevisionteamhasthefullresponsibilityforeachoftheareasoffocus represented by its members.the Uniting Peoples Vision Team relates to the Council of Bishops, the General CommissiononReligionandRace,theGeneralCommissionontheStatusandRoleofWomen,andtotheUnitingTable. TheUnitingPeoplesVisionTeamisaccountableto,andfundedby,theAnnualConference. a.thereshallbeacommissiononchristianunityandinterreligiousrelationships(thecommission)whosefunction isdefinedin 642ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommissionshallbethetwopersons electedbytheannualconferencewhosespecificresponsibilityischristianunityandinterreligiousrelationships, plusalltheothermembersoftheunitingpeoplesvisionteam.thecommissionrelatestothecouncilofbishops, andtotheunitingpeoplesvisionteam.thecommissionisaccountabletotheunitingpeoplesvisionteamandto theannualconference,andisfundedthroughtheunitingpeoplesvisionteamportionofthebudget. b.thereshallbeacommissiononreligionandrace(thecommission)whosefunctionisdefinedin 643ofthe 2012 Book of Discipline.The membership of the commission shall be the two persons elected by the Annual ConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisReligionandRace,plusalltheothermembersoftheUnitingPeoples VisionTeam.ThecommissionrelatestotheGeneralCommissiononReligionandRace,andtotheUnitingPeoples VisionTeam.ThecommissionisaccountabletotheUnitingPeoplesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference, andisfundedthroughtheunitingpeoplesvisionteamportionofthebudget. c.thereshallbeacommissiononthestatusandroleofwomen(thecommission)whosefunctionisdefinedin 644ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommissionshallbethetwopersonselectedbythe AnnualConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityistheStatusandRoleofWomen,plusalltheothermembersof the Uniting Peoples Vision Team, plus a member named by the conference United Methodist Women.The chairpersonofthiscommissionshallbeawoman,andamajorityofitsmembersshallbewomen.thecommission relatestothegeneralcommissiononthestatusandroleofwomen,andtotheunitingpeoplesvisionteam.the commissionisaccountabletotheunitingpeoplesvisionteamandtotheannualconference,andisfundedthrough theunitingpeoplesvisionteamportionofthebudget. d.thereshallbeacommissiononcommunications(thecommission)whosefunctionisdefinedin 646ofthe 2012 Book of Discipline.The membership of the commission shall be the two persons elected by the Annual ConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisCommunications,plusalltheothermembersoftheUnitingPeoples VisionTeam.ThecommissionrelatestotheUnitingPeoplesVisionTeam.Thecommissionisaccountabletothe UnitingPeoplesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheUnitingPeoplesVisionTeam portionofthebudget. e.thereshallbeacommitteeondisabilityconcerns(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 653ofthe 2012 Book of Discipline.The membership of the committee shall be the two persons elected by the Annual ConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisDisabilityConcerns,plusalltheothermembersoftheUnitingPeoples VisionTeam.Membershipshallincludepersonswithphysicaldisabilitiesandpersonswithmentaldisabilities.The committeerelatestotheunitingpeoplesvisionteam.thecommitteeisaccountabletotheunitingpeoplesvision TeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheUnitingPeoplesVisionTeamportionofthebudget. VitalizingCongregationsVisionTeam 3.ThereshallbeaVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamwhosefunctionistodiscern,developanddeployresources pertinenttothefulfillmentofthemissionandpurposeofthelocalchurch,andtosupporttherestoringofvitalityto thelocalchurch.themembershipofthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamshallbe:twopersonswhosespecific responsibilityisdiscipleship,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityiscongregationaldevelopment&revitalization, twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityisethniclocalchurchconcerns,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityis ParishandCommunityDevelopment,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityistheSmallMembershipChurch,two persons whose specific responsibility is New Church Development, two persons whose specific responsibility is Children sministries,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityisolderadultministries,twopersonswhosespecific responsibilityishispanic/latinoministries,andachairperson;allnominatedbythecommitteeonnominationsand elected by theannual Conference.Additional membersshall be the presidents or designeesof United Methodist Women,UnitedMethodistMen,theCouncilonYouthMinistries,andtheCouncilonYoungAdultMinistries.Theentire Vision Team has the full responsibility for each of the areas of focus represented by its members.the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeamrelatestotheGeneralBoardofDiscipleship,theGeneralBoardofGlobalMinistries,andto theunitingtable.thevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamisaccountableto,andfundedby,theannualconference. 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321 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL STANDING RULES a.there shall be a Board of Discipleship (the board) whose function is defined in 630 of the 2012 Book of Discipline.ThemembershipoftheboardshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheAnnualConferencewhosespecific responsibilityisdiscipleship,plusalltheothermembersofthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteam.theboard relates to the General Board of Discipleship, and to the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The board is accountabletothevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamandtotheannualconference,andisfundedthroughthe VitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. b.thereshallbeacommitteeoncongregationaldevelopmentandrevitalization(thecommittee)whosefunction isdefinedin 633.5eofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersons electedbytheannualconferencewhosespecificresponsibilityiscongregationaldevelopmentandrevitalization, plusalltheothermembersofthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteam.thecommitteerelatestothegeneral BoardofGlobalMinistriesandtotheVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeam.Thecommitteeisaccountabletothe Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team and to the Annual Conference, and is funded through the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. c.thereshallbeacommitteeonethniclocalchurchconcerns(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 632 ofthe2012bookofdiscipline.themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheannual Conference whose specific responsibility is Ethnic Local Church Concerns, plus all the other members of the VitalizingCongregationsVisionTeam.ThecommitteerelatestotheVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeam.The committeeisaccountabletothevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamandtotheannualconference,andisfunded throughthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamportionofthebudget. d.thereshallbeacommitteeonparishandcommunitydevelopment(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefined in 633.5ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedby the Annual Conference whose specific responsibility is Parish and Community Development, plus all the other members of the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The committee relates to the General Board of Global Ministries and to the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The committee is accountable to the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheVitalizingCongregationsVision Teamportionofthebudget. e.thereshallbeacommissiononthesmallmembershipchurch(thecommission)whosefunctionisdefinedin 645and 633.5iofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommissionshallbethetwopersons electedbytheannualconferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisthesmallmembershipchurch,plusalltheother membersofthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteam.thecommissionrelatestothegeneralboardofglobal Ministries and to the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The commission is accountable to the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheVitalizingCongregationsVision Teamportionofthebudget. f.thereshallbeacommitteeonnewchurchdevelopment(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 633.5e hand 630.3ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselected bytheannualconferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisnewchurchdevelopment,plusalltheothermembersof thevitalizingcongregationsvisionteam.thecommitteerelatestothegeneralboardofglobalministries,the GeneralBoardofDiscipleship,andtotheVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeam.Thecommitteeisaccountableto the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team and to the Annual Conference, and is funded through the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. g.thereshallbeacouncilonchildren sministries(thecouncil)whosefunctionistoplan,visionandadvocatefor childrenwithintheconference.themembershipofthecouncilshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheannual Conference whose specific responsibility is Children s Ministries, plus all the other members of the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The council relates to the Vitalizing Congregations Vision Team.The council is accountabletothevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamandtotheannualconference,andisfundedthroughthe VitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. h.thereshallbeacouncilonolderadultministries(thecouncil)whosefunctionisdefinedin 651ofthe2012 BookofDiscipline.ThemembershipofthecouncilshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheAnnualConference whosespecificresponsibilityisolderadultministries,plusalltheothermembersofthevitalizingcongregations VisionTeam.ThecouncilrelatestotheGeneralBoardofDiscipleship,andtotheVitalizingCongregationsVision Team.ThecouncilisaccountabletotheVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,and isfundedthroughthevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamportionofthebudget. i.thereshallbeacommitteeonhispanic/latinoministries(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 655of the2012bookofdiscipline.themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheannual ConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisHispanic/LatinoMinistries,plusalltheothermembersoftheVitalizing CongregationsVisionTeam.AtleastonethirdofthemembersshallbeHispanic/Latinopersons.Thecommitteeis

322 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 321 accountabletothevitalizingcongregationsvisionteamandtotheannualconference,andisfundedthroughthe VitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. j.thereshallbeacouncilonyouthministries,orotherequivalentstructure,whosefunctionisdefinedin 649of the2012bookofdiscipline.thereshallbeacouncilonyoungadultministries,orotherequivalentstructure, whosefunctionisdefinedin 650ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Eachoftheseorganizationsisrepresentedby the president and/or another designated person on various agencies of the Annual Conference, including the UnitingTable.TheCouncilonYouthMinistriesandtheCouncilonYoungAdultMinistriesrelatetotheGeneral Board of Discipleship s Division on Ministries with Young People.The Councils are accountable to the Annual Conference,andarefundedthroughtheVitalizingCongregationsVisionTeamportionofthebudget. DevelopingLeadersVisionTeam 4.ThereshallbeaDevelopingLeadersVisionTeamwhosefunctionistocallandequipbothlayandclergyleadersfor themissionfield,andtoespeciallyencourageyoungerleaders.themembershipofthedevelopingleadersvisionteam shallbe:twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityishighereducationandcampusministry,andachairperson;all nominatedbythecommitteeonnominationsandelectedbytheannualconference.additionalmembersshallbethe presidentsordesigneesofunitedmethodistwomen,unitedmethodistmen,thecouncilonyouthministries,andthe CouncilonYoungAdultMinistries;tworepresentativesfromtheBoardofOrdainedMinistry;theconferencelayleader andtheseven(7)districtlayleaders.theentirevisionteamhasthefullresponsibilityforeachoftheareasoffocus representedbyitsmembers,unlessotherwisespecifiedbythebookofdiscipline.thedevelopingleadersvisionteam relatestothegeneralboardofhighereducationandministryanditsdivisionofhighereducation,thegeneralboard ofdiscipleship,andtotheunitingtable.thedevelopingleadersvisionteamisaccountableto,andfundedby,the AnnualConference. a.thereshallbeaboardofhighereducationandcampusministry(theboard)whosefunctionisdefinedin 634 ofthe2012bookofdiscipline.themembershipoftheboardshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheannual ConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisHigherEducationandCampusMinistry,plusalltheothermembersof thedevelopingleadersvisionteam.theboardrelatestothegeneralboardofhighereducationandministry,and itsdivisionofhighereducation,andtothedevelopingleadersvisionteam.theboardisaccountabletothe DevelopingLeadersVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheDevelopingLeaders VisionTeamportionofthebudget. b.thereshallbeaboardofordainedministry(theboard)whosefunction,membershipandorganizationare definedin 635ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.ThemembersoftheboardshallbenominatedbytheBishopand electedbytheannualconference.theboardshallrelatetothegeneralboardofhighereducationandministry. TheboardisaccountabletoandreportstotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheDevelopingLeaders VisionTeamportionofthebudget. c.thereshallbeaboardoflaity(theboard)whosefunctionisdefinedin 631ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.The membershipoftheboardshallbetheconferencelayleaderaschairpersonandthedistrictlayleaders,plusallthe othermembersofthedevelopingleadersvisionteam.theboardisrepresentedbyoneormoreofitsmembers onvariousagenciesoftheannualconference.theboardrelatestothegeneralboardofdiscipleship,andtothe DevelopingLeadersVisionTeam.TheboardisaccountabletoandreportstotheAnnualConference,andisfunded throughthedevelopingleadersvisionteamportionofthebudget. TransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam 5.There shall be a Transforming Communities Vision Team whose function is to equip, educate and support congregations around the areas of mission and The Advance, specific ethnic concerns, and justice issues.the membership of the Transforming Communities Vision Team shall be:two persons whose specific responsibility is Church and Society, two persons whose specific responsibility is Global Ministries, two persons whose specific responsibilityisnativeamericanministries,twopersonswhosespecificresponsibilityistheadvanceprogram,two personswhosespecificresponsibilityisthecriminaljusticeandmercyministries,thesecretaryofglobalministries, andachairperson;allnominatedbythecommitteeonnominationsandelectedbytheannualconference.thepeace withjusticecoordinatorshallalsobeamember.theentirevisionteamhasthefullresponsibilityforeachoftheareas offocusrepresentedbyitsmembers.thetransformingcommunitiesvisionteamrelatestothegeneralboardof ChurchandSociety,theGeneralBoardofGlobalMinistries,andtotheUnitingTable.TheTransformingCommunities VisionTeamisaccountableto,andfundedby,theAnnualConference. a.thereshallbeaboardofchurchandsociety(theboard)whosefunctionisdefinedin 629ofthe2012Bookof Discipline.ThemembershipoftheboardshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheAnnualConferencewhosespecific responsibilityischurchandsociety,plusalltheothermembersofthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteam,plus amembernamedbytheconferenceunitedmethodistwomen.theboardrelatestothegeneralboardofchurch andsociety,andtothetransformingcommunitiesvisionteam.theboardisaccountabletothetransforming STANDING RULES

323 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL STANDING RULES CommunitiesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheTransformingCommunities VisionTeamportionofthebudget.TheboardshallnamethePeacewithJusticeCoordinator. b.thereshallbeaboardofglobalministries(theboard)whosefunctionisdefinedin 633ofthe2012Bookof Discipline.ThemembershipoftheboardshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheAnnualConferencewhosespecific responsibility is Global Ministries, plus all the other members of the Transforming Communities Vision Team, includingthesecretaryofglobalministries,plusamembernamedbytheconferenceunitedmethodistwomen. TheboardrelatestotheGeneralBoardofGlobalMinistries,andtotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam. TheboardisaccountabletotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andis fundedthroughthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteamportionofthebudget. c.thereshallbeacommitteeonnativeamericanministries(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 654 ofthe2012bookofdiscipline.themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheannual Conference whose specific responsibility is Native American Ministries, plus all the other members of the TransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam.ThecommitteerelatestotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam. ThecommitteeisaccountabletotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andis fundedthroughthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteamportionofthebudget. d.thereshallbeacommitteeontheadvance(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefinedin 656ofthe2012 BookofDiscipline.ThemembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedbytheAnnualConference whosespecificresponsibilityistheadvance,plusalltheothermembersofthetransformingcommunitiesvision Team.ThecommitteerelatestotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeam.Thecommitteeisaccountabletothe TransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference,andisfundedthroughtheTransforming CommunitiesVisionTeamportionofthebudget. e.thereshallbeacommitteeoncriminaljusticeandmercyministries(thecommittee)whosefunctionisdefined in 657ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Themembershipofthecommitteeshallbethetwopersonselectedbythe AnnualConferencewhosespecificresponsibilityisCriminalJusticeandMercyMinistries,plusalltheothermembers ofthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteam.thecommitteerelatestothetransformingcommunitiesvision Team.ThecommitteeisaccountabletotheTransformingCommunitiesVisionTeamandtotheAnnualConference, andisfundedthroughthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteamportionofthebudget. AdministrationTeam 6.There shall be an Administration Team whose function is to provide ongoing administrative support to the conferencethroughtheagenciesrepresentedamongitsmembers.themembershipoftheadministrationteamshall be one representative eachfrom thefinancetable, the Board of Trustees, the Committee on Standing Rules, the AgendaandWorshipCommittee,theCommitteeontheEpiscopacy,theEpiscopalResidenceCommittee,theBoardof Pensions,theCommissiononArchivesandHistory,andtheCommitteeonNominations,plusachairperson.Eachof these functions will be carried out by a separate and independent agency whose members are nominated by the CommitteeonNominationsandelectedbytheAnnualConference,unlessotherwisespecifiedbytheBookofDiscipline. EachoftheseagenciesisdirectlyaccountabletotheAnnualConference,reportstotheAnnualConference,andis fundedthroughthebudgetoftheannualconference,unlessotherwisespecifiedbythebookofdiscipline. a.thereshallbeafinancetablewhosefunctionisdefinedin ofthe2012BookofDiscipline,andwhich willfulfillallreferencesinthebookofdisciplinetothecouncilonfinanceandadministration.thefinancetable willalsofulfillallreferencesinthebookofdisciplinetothecommissiononequitablecompensation,whosefunction isdefinedin 625ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Thereshallbesixteen(16)membersoftheFinanceTable.The Finance Table relates to the General Council on Finance and Administration.There shall also be a Personnel CommitteetocarryoutthosefunctionsoftheFinanceTablein ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Thereshall be four (4) members of the Personnel Committee plus a representative of the Finance Table and a district superintendent. b.thereshallbeaboardoftrusteeswhosefunctionisdefinedin 2512ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.There shallbetwelve(12)membersoftheboardoftrustees,whowillbeelectedinfourclassesofthreememberseach. ThefirstBoardofTrusteeswillhavethreepersonselectedbytheSouthwestTexasConferencewhosetermsendin June2015,threepersonselectedbytheRíoGrandeConferencewhosetermsendinJune2016,threepersons electedbytheríograndeconferencewhosetermsendinjune2017,andthreepersonselectedbythesouthwest TexasConferencewhosetermsendinJune2018. c.thereshallbeacommitteeonstandingruleswhosefunctionistooverseetherulesoftheannualconference, aspermittedin 604.1ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Thereshallbesix(6)membersoftheCommitteeonStanding Rules. d.thereshallbeanagendaandworshipcommitteewhosefunctionisdefinedin 605.2ofthe2012Bookof Discipline.The members of the Agenda and Worship Committee shall be thebishop and theassistant to the EpiscopalOffice;thesevendistrictsuperintendents;thepresidentsofUnitedMethodistWomen,UnitedMethodist

324 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 323 Men,theCouncilonYoungAdultMinistries,andtheCouncilonYouthMinistries;theconferencelayleader;the conference treasurer; the conference secretary; the chairperson of the Uniting Table; and a Worship Team Coordinatorrecruitedbythecommittee. e.thereshallbeacommitteeontheepiscopacywhosefunctionisdefinedin 637ofthe2012BookofDiscipline. Thereshallbetwelve(12)membersoftheCommitteeontheEpiscopacy. f.there shall be an Episcopal Residence Committee whose function is defined in 638 of the 2012 Book of Discipline.Thereshallbesix(6)membersoftheEpiscopalResidenceCommittee. g.thereshallbeaboardofpensionswhosefunctionisdefinedin 639ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Thereshall besixteen(16)membersoftheboardofpensionswhowillserveeightyearstaggeredterms,withtwomembers beingelectedeachyear.thefirstboardofpensionswillhavetwopersonswhosetermsendinjune2015,andtwo personswhosetermsendineachsucceedingyearthroughjune2022inordertoestablishthestaggeredterms. The2014conferenceswilleachelectonepersonforeachclasstomakeupthefirstBoardofPensions.TheBoard ofpensionsrelatestothegeneralboardofpensionsandhealthbenefits. h.thereshallbeacommissiononarchivesandhistorywhosefunctionisdefinedin 641ofthe2012Bookof Discipline.Thereshallbeeight(8)membersoftheCommissiononArchivesandHistory.TheCommissionon ArchivesandHistoryrelatestotheGeneralCommissiononArchivesandHistoryandtotheUnitingTablethrough thechairpersonoftheadministrationteam. i.thereshallbeacommitteeonnominations(thecommittee)whosefunctionistoidentifynomineesforeach electedleadershippositionforwhichthebookofdisciplinedoesnotspecifyanothermethodofnomination.the members of the committee shall be the Bishop and the Assistant to the Episcopal Office; the seven district superintendents; one person from each parent conference representing United Methodist Women, United MethodistMen,theCouncilonYoungAdultMinistries,andtheCouncilonYouthMinistries;theconferencelay leader;andsix(6)atlargemembersnominatedbythecommitteeonnominationsandelectedbytheannual Conference to ensure equal representation on the committee from each of the parent conferences.at least through2024thecommitteeonnominationswillconsistofanequalnumberofmembersfromeachoftheparent conferences. 7.ThereshallbeanAdministrativeReviewCommittee(thecommittee)whosefunctionandmembershiparedefined in 636ofthe2012BookofDiscipline.Thereshallbethree(3)membersofthecommitteeandtwo(2)alternates, nominatedbythebishopandelectedbytheclergysessionoftheannualconference.thecommitteeisaccountable totheclergysessionoftheannualconference. ApplyingtoAllAgencies 8.TheCommitteeonNominationsshallworktowardthegoalsofinclusivenessassetforthin 610.5inthe2012Book ofdisciplinewhichstates: specialattentionshallbegiventotheinclusionofclergywomen,youth( 256.2[sic][Ed. Note:shouldbe 256.3]),youngadults,olderadults,personsfromchurcheswithsmallmemberships,peoplewith disabilities, and racial and ethnic persons, in keeping with policies for general Church agencies. It is further recommendedthatthemembershipofsuchagencies,exceptfortheboardofordainedministry,includeonethird clergy,onethirdlaywomen,andonethirdlaymen,whoareprofessingmembersoflocalchurches. TheCommittee onnominationsshallalsostriveforequalrepresentationfromthedistricts;and,totheextentpossible,thediversityof thosenominatedshouldreflectthediversityofthemissionfield.itwillbeimportantatleastthrough2020thatboth theparentconferencesbeequallyrepresentedontheboardoftrusteesandtheboardofpensions,andthatbothbe wellrepresentedontheunitingtableandthevisionteams. 9.Thetermofmembershipinanyconferenceagencyisquadrennial,exceptwheretheBookofDisciplinestipulates otherwise.themaximumthatapersoncanserveinanagencyistwofullterms,exceptwherethebookofdiscipline stipulatesotherwise,orwhenhe/sheisfillingavacancyduringthequadrennium.fillingavacancyofanunexpired termofmorethantwoyearsisconsideredtobeafulltermandshallcountthesameasfouryears. 10.AnyelectedpositiononaconferenceagencywhichisvacantattheendoftheAnnualConferencesessionorwhich becomesvacantduringtheconferenceyearmaybefilledbythecommitteeonnominations,unlessotherwisespecified bythebookofdiscipline. 11.Exofficiomembersofanagency,includingmembersofGeneralandJurisdictionalAgencieswhor*sidewithinthe boundsoftheconference,areinadditiontotheagencymembersnamedabove. 12.Chairpersonsofconferenceagenciesshouldbesensitivetotheworkschedulesoflaitywhensettingmeetings. 13.Whenapersonisabsentwithoutnoticefromtwoconsecutiveconferenceagencymeetingsofwhichhe/sheisa member,suchpersonshallbeconsideredtohaveresignedsuchmembership,andthecommitteeonnominationsshall benotifiedthatanotherpersoncanbenominatedfortheremainderoftheterm. STANDING RULES

325 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL STANDING RULES 14.No district superintendent or conference staff person shall be eligible to serveas an elective member of any conferenceagency.ifamemberatthetimeofappointmentorhire,he/sheshallbeconsideredtohaveresignedsuch membership. ConferenceStaffandResources 15.ThereshallbeaMissionVitalityCentertoequipchurchestoreachthemissionfieldtomakedisciplesofJesusChrist forthetransformationoftheworld.themissionvitalitycenterwillseektobuildcapacityatthedistrictleveltobetter servelocalchurchesintheirmission.themissionvitalitycenterwillalsosupporttheboardofordainedministryand itsclergywellnessinitiatives,theconferencecentersofferingretreatsandlearningexperiences,youthandyoungadult ministries,thewalktoemmausandchrysalisprograms,andregistrationservicesforsuchevents.themissionvitality Centershallbeaccountableto,andfundedby,theAnnualConference.ThereshallbeanExecutiveDirectorofthe MissionVitalityCenter,whoshallfulfillallreferencestotheDirectorofConnectionalMinistriesintheBookofDiscipline. ThereshallbeotherstaffpersonsasdeterminedbythePersonnelCommittee,includingtheseDirectors. a.thereshallbeadirectorofcongregationalandnewfaithcommunityvitalitywhoseresponsibilityistoempower and equip all those working with existing congregations, and to assist and support those starting new faith communities.this section of the Mission Vitality Center relates to and supports the work of the Vitalizing CongregationsVisionTeam. b.thereshallbeadirectorofleadershipvitalitywhoseresponsibilityistoofferleadershipdevelopmenttolay andclergyleaders,partneringeldersandcongregationalcoaches.thissectionofthemissionvitalitycenterrelates toandsupportstheworkofthedevelopingleadersvisionteam.partneringeldersareelderswhomayassistthe district superintendents with charge conferences, interim work, conflict resolution, and other managerial and administrativefunctions,aspermittedby 334.2eand 419.4ofthe2012BookofDiscipline,butwhohaveno greaterauthoritythanthatgivenanyelderinthebookofdiscipline. c.there shall be a Director of Outreach Vitality whose responsibility is to mobilize all of us to transform communitiesthroughmissionalopportunitiesandengagement.thissectionofthemissionvitalitycenterrelates toandsupportstheworkofthetransformingcommunitiesvisionteam. d. There shall be a Director of Communications and Media Support whose responsibility is to support communications and to lead the conference in using new and emerging technologies as tools for ministry. Specifically,thissectionoftheMissionVitalityCenterwillsupportlocalcongregations,districts,theconference, and all their lay and clergy members in reaching the Mission Field by working toward ensuring that every congregationhasthecapabilityofbeingdigitallyconnected,andcanuseitswebsiteandsocialmediaeffectively; that the conference center can support teleconferencing, virtual meetings and translation services; and that traininginusingthesetechnologiesiswidelyavailable.thissectionofthemissionvitalitycenterrelatestoand supportstheworkoftheunitingpeoplesvisionteam. 16.There shall be an Administrative Services Center whose function is to manage the financial resources of the conference,andtodevelopalternativesourcesoffundingfortheconference.theadministrativeservicescenterwill encouragecollaborationandpartnershipamongallprogram,administrativeandfinancialentitiesoftheconference. TheAdministrativeServicesCenterrelatestoandsupportstheworkoftheFinanceTableandtheCommissionon EquitableCompensation,theBoardofTrustees,theBoardofPensions,theconferencetreasurer,andtheofficeofNew ResourceDevelopment,aswellastheothernonprogramagenciesasneeded.TheAdministrativeServicesCentershall beaccountabletothefinancetableandtotheannualconference,andshallbefundedbytheannualconference. ThereshallbeanExecutiveDirectoroftheAdministrativeServicesCenterandotherstaffpersonsasdeterminedbythe PersonnelCommittee. 17.ThereshallbeanAssistanttotheEpiscopalOfficewhowillprovideassistancewiththeadministrativetasksofthe EpiscopalOffice.Thispositionmaybefilled,byappointmentorotherwise,attheBishop sdiscretion. MEMBERSHIPOFANNUALCONFERENCE 18.ThelaymembershipoftheAnnualConferenceshallbe: LayMembersDefinedbytheBookofDiscipline a.aprofessingmemberelectedbyeachcharge,asprovidedforin 602.4ofthe2012BookofDiscipline; b.anadditionallaymemberassignedtoeachchargeforeachadditionalclergymemberwhoisappointedtothe chargeasprovidedforin 602.4ofthe2012BookofDiscipline; c.diaconalministers,activedeaconesses,homemissionersunderepiscopalappointmentwithintheboundsofthe AnnualConference,theconferencepresidentofUnitedMethodistWomen,theconferencepresidentofUnited MethodistMen,theconferencelayleader,districtlayleaders,theconferencedirectoroflayservantministries, conferencesecretaryofglobalministries(iflay),thepresidentorequivalentofficeroftheconferenceyoungadult organization, the president of the conference youth organization, the chair of the Annual Conference college

326 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 325 studentorganization,oneyoungpersonbetweentheagesoftwelve(12)andseventeen(17)andoneyoungperson betweentheagesofeighteen(18)andthirty(30)fromeachdistricttobeselectedinsuchamannerasmaybe determinedbytheannualconference,asprovidedin 602.4and 32ofthe2012BookofDiscipline; (Themethodforselectingtheyouth,collegeandyoungadultrepresentativestoAnnualConference willbeasfollows:theconferenceyouthorganizationwillselectoneyoungpersonbetweenthe agesoftwelve(12)andseventeen(17)fromeachdistrict;theconferenceyoungadultorganization willselectoneyoungpersonbetweentheagesofeighteen(18)andthirty(30)fromeachdistrict. In the absence of a college student organization, the Board of Higher Education and Campus MinistrywillselectthecollegestudenttoserveasaLayMemberoftheAnnualConference.Each oftheagenciesisresponsibleforprovidingthenamesandcontactinformationforthesepersonsto theconferencesecretarynolaterthanjanuary15eachyear.) LayMembersDefinedbyAnnualConference d.anadditionallaymemberassignedtoeachchurchthatdoesnothavealaymemberasprovidedforin18aand 18babove;and e.othermembersasdefinedbytheannualconferencetoinclude:anadditionalrepresentativeoftheexecutive committees of the conference organizations of United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, youth, and young adults; the president and one additional representative of the executive committees of the district organizationsofunitedmethodistwomen,unitedmethodistmen,youth,andyoungadults;thechancellor,the conferenceemmauslaydirector(ifany),theconferencescoutingcoordinator(ifany),conferenceassociatelay leaders (if any), conference elected executive personnel (if any), the chairperson of any conference agency or standingcommitteethatreportsdirectlytotheannualconference;laymembersoftheunitingtableandfinance Table;andonelaymemberforeachuncharterednewchurchstartelectedbythedistrictinwhichthenewchurch startislocated. f.additionallaymembersrequiredtoequalizelayandclergymembershipshallbeassignedtoeachdistrictbased upondistrictmembership.theconferencesecretaryshallnotifyeachdistrictsuperintendentofthenumberof additionallaymemberstobeelectednolaterthansixty(60)daysfollowingannualconference.eachdistrictwill determinethemethodofelection. g.through2024theadditionallaymemberselectedshallincludemembersofbothparentconferences. h.atleast10%oftheseadditionallaymembersshallbeage30orunderatthetimeofelection. i.thisrulewillbecomeeffectivefollowingthecloseofthejune2015annualconferencesession.laymembersof the2015annualconferencesessionwillbeelectedaccordingtothepracticeofeachofthecurrentconferences. 19.Inaccordancewith 659ofthe2012BookofDiscipline,theDistrictConferenceswillbecomposedofallmembers of Annual Conference as set forth in the Standing Rules who are related to churches within the bounds of their respectivedistrictsandcurrentlyelectedtooffice.inaddition,itshallincludethechairpersonofeachdistrictagency. CONFERENCEPROCEDURES 20.ProposalsandreportsfromconferenceagenciesshallbecompiledinaPreConferenceReportthatshallbemade availableasanelectronicdocumentorinprintedformtoallconferencemembersatleastthirty(30)dayspriortothe AnnualConferencesession.AtleastoneprintedcopyofthePreConferenceReportwillbesenttoeverylocalchurch. Eachreportshallbemarked ForConferenceAction or ForInformationOnly. 21.AnintentionaleffortwillbemadetoproducewrittenreportsinbothEnglishandSpanish;andtoprovideoral translationbetweenspanishandenglish,andtoprovidesupportforhearingandvisionimpairedpersonsduringall sessionsoftheannualconference. 21.TheAnnualConferenceshallmakeavailableEnglishandSpanisheditionsofallofficialcorrespondence,including butnotlimitedtothecontentsofthepreconferencereportandtheconferencejournal.theannualconferenceshall alsoprovideoraltranslationbetweenspanishandenglish,andsupportforhearingandvisionimpairedpersons,during thesessionsoftheannualconference. 22.Resolutions shall reach the floor of the conference only after consideration and action of the appropriate conferenceagency. 23.Theconferenceprocedureswillbegovernedbythefollowinginorderofprecedence:theBookofDiscipline,the StandingRules,anyspecialrulesadoptedbytheAnnualConference,andthecurrenteditionofRobert srulesoforder. 24.Theconferencesecretaryshallestablishthebaroftheconference.Theconferencesecretaryshallnominate,and theannualconferenceelect,thepersonsneededtoassistintheproceedingsoftheconference.theseincludethe timekeeper,tellers,associatesecretaries,andtheminutescommittee. 25.Speakersshouldidentifythemselves,givingtheirnameandchurch,andwhethertheyareaclergyorlaymember oftheconference. STANDING RULES

327 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL STANDING RULES 26.Eachspeechfromthefloorfororagainstamotionwillbelimitedtothreeminutes.Thetimekeeperwillinformthe Bishopwhenthetimehasexpired. 27.ConsentAgenda1consistsofreportsfromconferenceagencieswhicharenotforaction,butare ForInformation Only. Theconferenceactsonlytoreceivethesereportsandprinttheminthejournal.ConsentAgenda2consistsof actionreportsaboutwhichthereisbelievedtobelittleornodissent.theitemsincludedinconsentagenda2are determinedbyataskforcecomposedofmembersoftheagendaandworshipcommittee.anymemberoftheannual ConferencemaymovethedeletionofanyoftheitemsfromConsentAgendas.Withasecond,andaoneminute explanationbythemakerofthemotion,itwillbevotedonbytheconferencewithoutdebate.if20%ofthemembers votethattheitemberemoved,itwillberemovedandbroughttothefloorasanonconsentitematatimetobe determinedbytheagendaandworshipcommittee. 28.TheCommitteeonStandingRulesshallreporttotheAnnualConferenceduringthefirstbusinesssessionofeach AnnualConference.Revisionsoramendmentsmustbeadoptedbyatwothirds(2/3)voteoftheAnnualConference, and become effective immediately upon their adoption, unless otherwise stated in the enabling legislation.the StandingRulesmaybesuspendedatanytimebyatwothirds(2/3)voteoftheAnnualConference. 29.ThepreliminaryreportoftheCommitteeonNominationswillbepresentedearlyintheagendaoftheAnnual Conferenceproceedings,includingtheprocessfornominationsfromthefloor.ThefinalreportoftheCommitteeon NominationswillbepresentedandacteduponatalatersessionofthatAnnualConference. 30.Anyreportorresolutionrequiringactionoftheconferencemustbeinthehandsoftheconferencesecretaryearly enoughtoallowforprintinganddistributiontotheconferencetwentyfour(24)hoursbeforethereportisconsidered by the conference.motions made from the floor must be presented in writing to the presiding officer and the conferencesecretaryatthetimethemotionismade. 31.TheconferencelayleaderwillchairtheCommitteeonResolutionsandCourtesies,andwillberesponsiblefor appointingadditionalpersonstoassistinpreparationofthereport. 32.Theonlymaterialsthatareallowedtobeplacedonthetablesoftheconferencefloorarethoseofficialmaterials distributedbytheconferencesecretaryandhis/herstaff. 33.TheminutesshallbeavailableonlinenolaterthansixtydaysaftertheclosingoftheAnnualConferencesession. OTHER 34.TheLocalChurchReporttotheAnnualConference(AnnualStatisticalReport)requiredbythegeneralchurchwill becompletedandfiledwiththeconferencenolaterthanjanuary30,asstatedin 606.7ofthe2012BookofDiscipline. Thiscanbedoneusingthemethoddeterminedbytheconferencestatisticiantobetheeasiestandmosteffective manner. 35.TherewillbeaPolicyManualcontainingpoliciesadoptedbytheAnnualConference.Changesinthesepolicies mustbeapprovedbytheannualconference.theconferencesecretarywillmaketheseavailableasanelectronic documentandinprintedform 36.AnyministeroftheAnnualConferencewhoconductsthefuneralormemorialserviceofafellowministerora minister s spouse shall provide the conference secretary with a memorial for that person within one month, in accordancewiththeguidelinesonmemoirstobefurnishedbytheconferencesecretary. PARAACCIÓNDELACONFERENCIA LaMisióndelaConferenciaRíoTexas:dehacerdiscípulosdeJesucristoparalatransformacióndelmundo.LaVisión de la Conferencia Río Texas:Uniendo Pueblos, Vitalizando Congregaciones, Desarrollando Líderes, Transformando Comunidades. ESTRUCTURAYAGENCIAS MesaUnida 1.HabráunaMesaUnidacuyafunciónesdecoordinarlamisiónyelministerioenlaConferenciaRíoTexasatravésde los cuatro Equipos de Visión cimentados por los cuatro pilares de la Visión de la Conferencia: Uniendo Pueblos, VitalizandoCongregaciones,DesarrollandoLíderes,yTransformandoComunidades.LaMesaUnidayloscuatroEquipos devisiónsonresponsablesdeenfocarseenelcampomisionero.losmiembrosdelamesaunidaserán:elobispo(ex oficio,sinderechoavoto);eldecanodelgabinete;ellíderlaico;lospresidentesdelosequiposdevisióndeuniendo Pueblos,VitalizandoCongregaciones,DesarrollandoLíderes,yTransformandoComunidades;elPresidentedelEquipo deadministración;unrepresentantedecadaunodelajuntadeministerioordenado,elcomitédelepiscopadoyel ConciliodeMinisteriosdeNiños;lospresidentesdelasMujeresMetodistasUnidas,losHombresMetodistasUnidos,el ConciliodeMinisteriosJuvenilesyelConciliodeMinisteriosdeJóvenesAdultos;yelPresidente.Tambiénhabrásiete

328 2016 RIO TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL 327 (7)miembrosengeneralyundefensordelCampodeMisión,nombradosporelComitédeNominacionesyelegidopor laconferenciaanual.todaslasreferenciasenellibrodedisciplinaaunconciliodelaconferenciadeministeriosse cumpliránporlamesaunida.lamesaunidarindecuentasalaconferenciaanualyesfinanciadaporella. a.habráundefensordelcampodemisióncuyaresponsabilidadesayudaralamesaunidayalosequiposde Visiónseguirenfocadosenelcampomisionero,abogandoporlaspersonasquenoestánennuestrasiglesias, incluyendo los que están en la pobreza, aquellos que son jóvenes, aquellos que son marginados y aquellos desapoderadosp*rnuestraculturaysociedad. b.lamesaunidayloscuatroequiposdevisiónreclutaránlaparticipacióndelaspersonasdellaicasoyclérigoa travésdelaconfer