Meet Our Speakers
Rev. Adam Hamilton
Rev. Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
Adam has received the Denman Award in Evangelism , and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership. He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism , and he was named one of the “Ten People to Watch in America’s Spiritual Landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. Adam is married with two daughters.
Bishop Scott J. Jones
Scott Jameson Jones currently serves as the resident bishop of the Great Plains Area of the United Methodist Church. He received degrees from the University of Kansas (B.A. in Philosophy), Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University (Master of Theology) and Southern Methodist University (Ph.D. in Religious Studies). His dissertation research was focused on Wesley Studies and the History of Biblical Interpretation.
Recent books are The Future of the United Methodist Church, and Staying At the Table: A Gift of Unity For United Methodists. Scott is married with three children.
Sue Thompson is the Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor, the Rev. Adam Hamilton, at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. She and Adam will encourage you and your pastor to work together as a team.
Rev. Delores “Rev. Dee” J. Williamston
Dee Williamston earned her Masters of Divinity specializing in Black Church Ministries and Evangelism in May 2007. In 2004, she retired from the Kansas Army National Guard after completing 22 years of service. She worked as a full-time National Guard technician and became the Chief Supervisor of the Accounting and Finance Operations at the United States Property and Fiscal Office in Topeka. In 2000 she heard the call of the Lord to go into church ministry. In July 2014, she was appointed to serve as the Salina District Superintendent. She has one adult son.
Our Mission Project – Ember Hope
EmberHope, Inc. was founded as the Kansas Methodist Home for Children in 1927.
Today, they are a statewide 50 l (c)3 nonprofit faith-based agency committed to developing innovative programs that inspire change in at-risk youth and families. They remain rooted in the Christian Scriptures and are shaped by the Methodist tradition as a ministry of the Great Plains United Methodist Conference. They help thousands of at-risk youth and families each year who depend on the generosity of supporters like you. On Saurday, we will be making ‘Life Bags.’ Needed items for the Life Bags are: Hand written notes or cards, gift cards (Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, fast food or iTunes), MP3 Players or iPods, small stuffed ‘” animals, children’s books, teen fiction novels, watches or wrist bands, and small alarm clocks.
Your donations will be dedicated at the Thursday worship service.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Outings (optional)
You will need to register for these outings on the conference registration form when it is available.
The Cosmophere – Out of this world …right in the heart of Kansas! Take a journey through the history of space travel. Witness the world’s most significant collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts that include the actual Apollo 13 command module, Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule, and a flown Vostok spacecraft. Located in Hutchinson, KS, The Cosmophere is like no other place on Earth!