Board of Ordained Ministry announces Staff Transitions

The Wisconsin Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Met
Staff Transition Announcement

[Wisconsin, May 2021] The Wisconsin Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is excited to announce staff transition.  The Executive Secretary, Rev. Kevin Rice Myers is retiring on June 30, 2021 after 21 years of service to the Board.  Kevin provided conscientious care of clergy in process, continuity across leadership changes and a deep understanding of The Book of  Discipline.  Kevin cites the Inquiring Candidates Retreat among his favorite aspects of the role.  He enjoyed hearing the varying call stories and walking with candidates during their discernment process.
To celebrate Kevin’s commitment and care, the Board invites gifting in his honor to the WUMF Seminary Scholarship Fund (C1563) with checks made payable to Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation, sent to 750 Windsor St. #305, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, and indicate on memo line Kevin Rice Myers (c1563) Seminary Scholarship Fund.
The Board plans to hold a celebration at a future date when it is safe for larger groups to meet in person.
Knowing about this transition allowed the Board to assess this critical position to the Board’s work.  In that discernment, a new title and focus of responsibilities emerged. An intentional search process ensued. 
The Board is excited to announce that Rev. Ty Hines begins her role as the Coordinator of Clergy Credentialling and Vocational Discernment on July 1, 2021.  Ty served local churches in Wisconsin for the past thirteen years.  She cites a passion for mentoring candidates, offering clear communication and dialogue regarding next steps for process, and attention to details and administration as gifts she brings to this role. Please join the Board in welcoming Rev. Ty Hines.
For further information, please contact Rev. Kevin Rice Myers, Executive Secretary of the Board, or Rev. Krysta Deede, Chair of the Board.


                           Rev. Ty Hines                            Rev. Kevin Rice Myers