A physician with a busy practice, a mom with two energetic boys, a dean at a UM seminary, a district superintendent, these are people unashamed of our Lord and they are just some of the passionate people who will lead us at the 2018 WCA Global Gathering! Plan now to join us for a day full of inspiration and a future full of hope!
Rev. Madeline Carassco-Henners
Madeline is an elder in the Rio Texas Annual Conference currently pursuing her doctorate at United Theological Seminary. In the midst of great uncertainty Madeline will challenge us to stand unashamed for the future of the Methodist movement.
Bishop Scott Jones
Bishop Jones leads the Texas Annual Conference/Houston Episcopal Area. He recently argued before the Judicial Council that all plans developed by the Commission on a Way Forward should come before the General Conference, paving the way for the Traditional plan to be considered. Bishop Jones will inspire us to stand unashamed for the Gospel.
Bishop Mike Lowry
Bishop Lowry leads the Central Texas Annual Conference/Fort Worth Episcopal Area. He has steadfastly and openly supported the Wesleyan Covenant Association since its inception. Bishop Lowry will be the Global Gathering’s opening speaker during our time of worship.
Bishop Kasap Owan
South Congo Episcopal Area
Bishop Owan leads the South Congo Episcopal Area. He was one of the founders of the Africa Initiative, and leads an episcopal area that includes more than 1.1 million United Methodists. Bishop Owan will speak during the closing worship of the Global Gathering and lead the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Our Emcees for the Day
Rev. Dr. Scott Field
Scott serves as the lead pastor at First UMC in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Scott co-emceed our first Global Gathering in Chicago. We are excited to have him back to serve as co-emcee in Atlanta.
With Worship by
Mark is the director of contemporary music at The Woodlands UMC in The Woodlands, Texas. The Wesleyan Covenant Association is thrilled to have Mark lead us in worship. He was with us in Chicago and Houston, and we are honored to have him back again.