The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates has been called by the Penn NE Conference to be their Conference Minister. She will begin her new position on September 1, 2017.
Bonnie has served our two associations as our Associate for Congregational Vitally and Development with joy, expertise and innovation. During her time here, she developed our Coaching Program, has overseen several church mergers and new church starts and worked closely with the search committees of many local congregations as they called new pastoral leadership. Her work with our Church Vitality Team led them to be in collaborative ministry with the Ohio Region Disciples of Christ. Her quest for excellence and her deep love of the local church has served us well.
There will be a Farewell Open House on Sunday, August 6 from 2-5PM at The Church in Silver Lake (2951 Kent Rd, Silver Lake).