The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) is pleased to welcome Mark Swayze as its worship leader for its third Global Gathering and the Rev. Kelly Brumbeloe and the Rev. Dr. Scott Field as its hosts for the day-long event, scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2019 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia. The gathering will also be simulcast to over 100 sites across the U.S.
Swayze, Pastor of Contemporary Music and Community Growth at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas, has served as worship leader at the WCA’s previous Global Gatherings in Chicago and Houston. Before joining the ministry team at The Woodlands in 2014, Mark served at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, for nine years.
“We’re just thrilled to have Mark back to lead worship,” said the Rev. Keith Boyette, President of the WCA. “His commitment to serving Christ through missions and local ministry shines through in his music and worship leadership. Whether he’s leading people through a song he’s written or a great Charles Wesley anthem, people appreciate his sensitivity and leadership in worship. It’s just so evident he’s in it for all the right reasons.”
The two hosts for the day, Brumbeloe and Field, are at very different stages in their ministry. The former was recently ordained an elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference and serves as co-pastor at Mt. Bethel UM Church’s North Campus with her husband Stephen. Field, who has served for nearly four decades in the North Illinois Annual Conference, currently leads First UMC Crystal Lake, in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
“Scott and Kelly are two of the most energetic, dynamic and frankly fun pastors you’ll ever meet,” said the Rev. Walter Fenton, WCA vice-president. “Scott has been a thoughtful and passionate leader for renewal and reform in the church for years. He co-hosted our first gathering, so we’re very happy to have him back. And Kelly is a gifted preacher, teacher, and encourager. Both Kelly and Scott have infectious personalities that quickly put people at ease. It’s a privilege to have them co-host our Third Global Gathering.”
Registration remains open for both the host site at Mt. Bethel UMC and at the over 100 simulcast sites across the country. Formed just three years ago, the WCA is a fast-growing movement of laity, clergy, and local churches preparing for the next Methodism.