Council on Development

The Council on Development helps to provide the skills and resources for local churches and church members to plan for the future and financially sustain ministry. We are passionate about transforming and supporting a church culture willing and excited to give generously in order to advance the Kingdom. 

The mission of the Council on Development is to equip the local church to grow generous stewards to advance the mission and vision of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

gcooper [at] (Rev. George Cooper)
Executive Director of Council on Development
ext. 212

sling [at] (Rev. Stan Ling)
Associate Director of Council on Development 
ext. 247

jperry [at] (Joy Perry)
Administrative Assistant, Council on Development
ext. 222

View the 2014 Council on Development Annual Report

Click here for Council on Development Annual Reports from previous years

Resources for Your Church

Please pray for the staff of the Council on Development:

  • for their growing discipleship with Jesus
  • for their family relationships
  • for their health
  • for their effectiveness in serving the people and churches of the WOC “To make and equip disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”

Pray that people will have an awakening in the following:

  • Biblical Stewardship to use all that God has given them to advance the Kingdom of God
  • Wisdom and discernment to identify those churches and individuals that will make sacrificial gifts to support conference initiatives (including: Clergy Leadership Excellence, Wings of the Morning, Four Missional Partners, retired clergy retirement and healthcare, Next Generation Leadership, Camping Ministry, the full array of UMC agencies)