Registration is open for a joint retreat for the Black clergy of the East Ohio Conference and the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church hosted by Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Bishop Gregory V. Palmer.

The theme of this year’s retreat is “Preach! Preacher, Preach!” features guest facilitator the Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Ph.D. (with a team from WomanPreach! Inc.),

Rev. Dr. Bridgeman is the dean and vice president for Academic Affairs at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and the founder, president, and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc.

Registration includes the following meals:

  • Dinner on Wednesday
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Friday

Overnight accommodations for Wednesday and Thursday nights are for rooms at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Melanie Thomas, EOCUMC Connectional Ministries office administrative assistant, via e-mail at or via phone at (330) 499-3972 ext. 102. Click here to register.