Doreen Smalls

Date created: 5/30/2019 Last updated: 5/30/2019

Clergy Delegation Interest Form

First Name Last Name Email
Doreen Smalls
Main Contact Phone Number
African American
Current Appointment
Southwest District Superintendent
Appointments Served
St Mary's Circuit (Greater Trinity, Carnegie, Pinckney Chapel)
Grace (Brunswick)
Office of Connectional Ministries, Associate Director
Asbury (Savannah)
List of leadership positions served in the Conference and District
Jurisdictional Conference Alternate Delegate - 2016
Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (RIM Chair, CEU Chair, RIM Mentor)
Conference Committee on Finance and Administration
Leadership Forum
Trustee, Epworth by the Sea
Coastal District Leadership Team

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

I have been a United Methodist all of my life. I have had the privilege of serving both in the local church as well as on conference staff. I have witnessed and experienced the joys and the struggles of the church and I don’t think that God has brought us this far to leave us. I am hopeful and confident for the future because of God’s grace and power.

I think we should allow the Holy Spirit to lead us while not ignoring the gravity of the issues before us. It is my desire that the church remains united but I am realistic about the changes that may occur.

I stand with Scripture and the current Book of Discipline. I believe we are all loved by God, created in God’s image and of sacred worth regardless of our varied opinions and perspectives. It is also imperative that we listen to and love one another in spite of our disagreements. 1 John 4:19 reminds us that “we should love each other because He first loved us.”

I stay committed to the South Georgia conference and the work that it continues to do to advance the kingdom of God.

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