Reverend Don Greer will be appointed to Community UMC in Cedarburg, beginning July 1, 2018. Don has served the Wisconsin Annual Conference since 2012 as our Coordinator of Circuit Ministries. In addition, Don has been the primary resource to lead congregations through Paragraph 213 – a process from our Book of Discipline for congregational assessment, evaluation, and planning. Don works with both clergy and laity circuits to develop and strengthen ministries in the local church, and to envision new ways to minister to the community and the world. Don was instrumental in helping our Conference draw new district lines as we moved from four to five districts.

Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment in Don’s time at the Conference Center was his journey with Bishop Hee-Soo Jung to visit every congregation and circuit in the Wisconsin Conference. Spanning almost a year-and-a-half, Don and the Bishop covered the entire state together. “I am so grateful for Don’s committed leadership,” reflects Bishop Jung. “He has done amazing work to train clergy and laity, to develop circuit ministry, to lead congregational vitality, and to strengthen our whole Conference. We have been very fortunate to have Don’s leadership throughout the Conference; and Cedarburg is very lucky to receive Don as pastor. I have been blessed by his leadership and offer my sincerest gratitude.”

In the ongoing vision and planning to “Imagine Wisconsin Anew,” circuit ministry will be resourced more contextually and locally. District Superintendents will work with District Strategy Teams and district leadership – both clergy and laity – to continue the vital work of connectional ministry in circuits. “It is a new day with new opportunity in Wisconsin,” says Bishop Jung. “We will continue to connect our congregations and leaders in creative and innovative ministry to revitalize existing congregations, and to create new ministry to reach new people all across the Conference.”