2017 Guest Speakers & Leaders

Bishop Tracy S. Malone will preach during the Celebration of Ministry Service on Tuesday, June 6 at 4:30 pm. Bishop Malone was assigned to the East Ohio Conference of The UMC effective September 1, 2016.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Sociology, with a minor in Computer Science, from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She and husband Derrick Malone are the parents of two daughters.
Dr. Elaine A. Heath will offer a teaching session on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 pm and again on  Wednesday, June 7 following worship. Dr. Heath is a theologian, preacher, teacher and writer who serves at the Dean of Duke Divinity School. She is also a noted practitioner of emergence and has reached out to establish new communities with people marginalized in many ways. Her scholarly work integrates systematic, pastoral and spiritual theology in ways that bridge the gap between academy, church and world. She holds a B.A. in English, Oakland University, a Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. Theology from Duquesne University. Dr Heath is an elder of the United Methodist Church.
Chuck Bell will serve as the Worship Leader at annual conference. At 5 years old, he began studying piano which lasted through college where he graduated from Webster University with a degree in Commercial Music. In 1996 he began working full-time with United Methodist Churches planning and producing traditional and contemporary corporate worship experiences. Currently, he is a full-time Worship Consultant assisting churches with their Music and Arts Ministry as well as visioning for all worship styles.He served as the Coordinator of Musicians for the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church which involved 3 years of planning and 27 worship services over the 10 day period.