Multiply Minis: Preaching When You Don't Feel Like It
October 6 | 10:30-12 EST | Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and Rev. Valerie Bridgeman


Preaching When You Don't Feel Like It

October 6 | 10:30-12 EST | Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and Rev. Valerie Bridgeman




Preachers love opening up the Word of God for the People of God. And yet, some weeks it can take everything in us just to get to church; the weeks when life and the world seem like they might fall apart right around us. Through a year of division and heartbreak and online everything, God still has something to say through us, even when we don’t feel like it.  

Suggested Book: The Fully Alive Preacher: Recovering from Homiletical Burnout by Mike Graves 


About Bishop Palmer:
Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer serves as the episcopal leader of the Ohio West Area of The United Methodist Church. He was assigned there on Sept. 1, 2012.

Born and reared in Philadelphia, Palmer is a “child of the church.” Bishop Palmer received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He was ordained a deacon and elected a probationary member in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in 1977. In 1981, he was elected into full membership and ordained an elder in the East Ohio Annual Conference.

Elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2000, Palmer served the Iowa Area until assuming responsibilities in the Illinois Area in 2008. Palmer served as president of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry from 2004 to 2008 and president of the Council of Bishops from April 2008 to May 2010.

Married for 44 years to his wife Cynthia, they are the parents of two adult children, Monica and Aaron.


About Rev. Valerie Bridgeman:
Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman is the Founder and President of WomanPreach!, Inc., the premiere non-profit organization that brings preachers into full prophetic voice around issues of equity and justice both in the pulpit and in the public arena. Her mission is to produce a network of preaching women and men who will use their voice in service to the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially as it relates to Womanist/Feminist concerns of equity and justice.

She serves as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She also is Associate Professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible. She has written and edited a number of books and commentaries.



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October 6th, 2021 10:30 AM through 12:00 PM
Webcast via Zoom
Event Fee(s)
West Ohio Leaders $ 0.00
Non-West Ohio Leaders $ 25.00