Brad (Remer) Brady

Date created: 5/11/2019 Last updated: 5/12/2019

Clergy Delegation Interest Form

First Name Last Name Email
Brad (Remer) Brady brad.pumc@gmail.com
Main Contact Phone Number
478-550-1291
Ethnicity
White
Gender
Male
Current Appointment
Perry
Appointments Served
1980 Associate, White Bluff; 1981 Swift Creek; 1984 Associate, Mulberry, Macon; 1985 Hillcrest, Macon; 1989 Epworth, Jesup; 1995 Pittman Park; 2000 Conference Council on Ministries, Director (Connectional Ministries); 2007 Macon District Superintendent; 2009 Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries; 2013 Perry
List of leadership positions served in the Conference and District
Just about all but Conference Trustees and Committee on Investigation. Currently, on Board of Ordained Ministry and completing second term on the general church's Connectional Table. 2004-Jurisdictional Conference delegate; 2008-General Conference delegate; 2012-Jurisdictional Conference delegate.
Statement

This statement (300 words or less) could include qualifications, convictions, thoughts on issues, concerns, etc.

I am a product of the Holy Spirit’s nurturing influence experienced through the UMC and its Wesleyan presentation of the Christian faith. My love for God and for the church is intertwined. I passionately believe God still has a role for the Wesleyan movement in redeeming souls and circumstances, locally and globally.

Nevertheless, I acknowledge with many that the UMC is in a transition period. Huge decisions about complicated, inter-related aspects of our shared life will be made at the 2020 General Conference session. I believe the decisions around human sexuality are set due to reallocation in delegation representation that reduce US-based delegates. As much as it pains me, I think this GC will focus on how we work together to we create two denominations.

God and this AC have afforded me many opportunities to learn about how this multi-dimensional church operates. Most recommendations will have significant implications and hidden consequences. I bring decades of background that can help our delegation learn about the historical, structural and political dimensions involved in proposed legislation so our delegates can be informed about the consequences of each choice.

Finally, this quadrennium I’m serving as convener of the Connectional Table’s agency evaluation team and member of the CT budget allocation team. These committees evaluated agencies receiving World Service funding and established recommended budget allocations for the proposed 2021-2024 budget. While there is much to celebrate about what we accomplish together, I know the challenging dynamics within these nine separate, multi-national corporations. As you would imagine there are political forces at work to deny reality of our transitional state, resist change and increase budgets. Consequently, I would like to serve to influence that budgeting process as a voting delegate; perhaps, as member of the Finance and Administration legislative committee.
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