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West Ohio Conversations

Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner, Rev. April Casperson, and Reba Collins

West Ohio Conversations - All In Community 1

Published on Apr. 9, 2018

This episode kicks off a four part series about the All In Community Initiative. All In Community is an initiative of the West Ohio Conference to train, equip, connect, and resource local churches to be bodies of Christ that embrace our neighbors who have been affected by crime and incarceration. In this episode, we talk about the vision and impact of All In Community with special guests Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner, Rev. April Casperson, and Reba Collins.


Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

West Ohio Conversations - Advent Week 4: Peace

Published on Dec. 24, 2017

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church shares an advent message on peace.


April Casperson

West Ohio Conversations - Advent Week 3: Love

Published on Dec. 17, 2017

April Casperson is Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this episode, Casperson shares a devotion.


Mary Shumard

West Ohio Conversations - Advent Week 2: Joy

Published on Dec. 10, 2017

Mary Shumard is a West Ohio Conference Lay Leader. In this episode, Schumard shares an advent message on Joy.


Rosario "Roz" Picardo

West Ohio Conversations - Advent Week 1: Hope

Published on Dec. 3, 2017

Rosario "Roz" Picardo is Executive Pastor of New Church Development for Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church. In this episode, Picardo shares an advent message on Hope.


George Howard

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 10

Published on Sep 26, 2017

George Howard is a member of The Church for All People in Capitol Area South and is currently serving as Executive Director of Global Coaching for the General Board of Global Ministries in Atlanta Georgia. He speaks to the importance of seeing the church as part of a global connection as well as current initiatives he is involved with, which include working alongside faculty and staff at Africa University to empower future leaders.


Gaston Ntambo

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 9

Published on Sep 15, 2017

Gaston Ntambo is a missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He serves as a pilot for the Wings of the Morning Ministry which transports people with urgent medical needs from remote villages in the DRC to locations where they can receive medical treatment.


Traction Tracks

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 8

Published on Aug 29, 2017

Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Rev. Dr. Joseph Bishman, RaNae Street, and Brad Aycock discuss West Ohio’s upcoming Traction Tracks. Does your congregation need to gain traction in order to move forward into renewed vitality? Consider if an upcoming Traction Track is right for you.


Commission on a Way Forward Update

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 7

Published on Aug 21, 2017

Rev. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church gives an update on the Commission On A Way Forward.


Breakthrough Prayer

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 6

Published on Aug 1, 2017

Director, Office of Missional Church Development, Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey speaks with Rev. Caleb Speicher of Trinity UMC in Grove City and Rev. Barbara Phillips-Schnecker of Xenia Faith Community UMC about their experiences with the Breakthrough Prayer Initiative.


Ending Well / Starting Well

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 5

Published on Apr 4, 2017

Members of Bishop Gregory V. Palmer's cabinet, Rev. Jocelyn Roper, Rev. Brent Watson, and Rev. Dennis Miller, share with Conference Communicator Kay Panovec about how churches can navigate change when welcoming new pastors and while at the same time honoring pastors who are moving on to new appointments.


Social Media and Contentious Issues

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 4

Published on Feb 21, 2017

This week on West Ohio Conversations, Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer discusses the need for Christians to be positive contributors in conversations relating to current issues facing our society. This includes how individuals and congregations navigate often contentious and polarizing political topics using social media. In addition, Bishop Palmer speaks specifically to recent events surrounding immigration and the The United Methodist Church’s response.


A Way Forward

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 3

Published on Feb 14, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church.


The Appointment Process

West Ohio Conversations Ep. 2

Published on Feb 1, 2017

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Rev. Barb Sholis, Rev. Brent Watson and Conference Communicator Kay Panovec discuss the process of making pastoral appointments in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.West Ohio Conversations is a podcast of The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

West Ohio Conversations Ep.1

Published on Jan 15, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., West Ohio Bishop Gregory V. Palmer speaks with Conference Communicator Kay Panovec about how Dr. King has influenced his life and ministry.