Members of Central Southeast Ohio Association,

This year has seen a lot of changes in the staff keeping the Personnel Committee quite busy. I want to thank the members of the Committee for their commitment and diligence.

I also want to update you on the most current changes. Debbie Smetts, our Office Administrator, and Joan Davidson, our Association Registrar, made the decision not to renew their contracts which expire at the end of 2018. Both Deb and Joan have been with us since our new model was initiated and have served us faithfully – and patiently – throughout the initial transition. We are grateful for the gifts they have brought to their positions and offer them our heart-felt thanks.


And now to introduce you to our new staff persons. Upon recommendation from the Personnel Committee Rev. Melodie Rezac was affirmed by the Association Council to serve as our Designated Term Association Administrator. Her responsibilities include nurturing the association’s official link to the wider church, facilitating the search and call process, and supporting/collaborating with Rev. Patricia Battle, our Association Pastor. Melodie brings much experience and knowledge to this position, her skill at organization, and, most of all, her love for CSEOA. She is available to you by appointment.


And, we welcome Mary Plumley as our new Office Administrator. Mary most recently served as Coordinator/Registrar for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, a position she held for 13 years. We are excited that she has agreed to become part of Central Southeast! Beginning January 2, Mary’s office hours will be Tuesday 10:00 – 3:00, Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00, Thursday and Friday 10:00 – 3:00.

From the Association Pastor:

May you experience and share God’s Love in new and deeper ways ……………………
Do you ever sing to God and imagine Him singing to you???

No matter what is going on in your life today, take the time to sing to our Lord and bless His name.

More Than Anything
(Song by Lamar Campbell)

I lift my hands in total adoration unto You
You reign on the throne
For You are God and God alone
Because of You my cloudy days are gone
I can sing to You this song
I just want to say that I love You more than anything…

I love You Jesus
I worship and adore You
Just want to tell You
Lord, I love You more than anything

Seeing God in Everything…Sing His praises,

Rev. Patricia E. H. Battle
Servant of God

Imagining a Different Conference

You are invited to help the Conference Vision Team! Recently, a team of 15 representatives from Associations and Conference forwarded a report to the Board of Directors. That report imagined different ways to shape the Ohio Conference and its Associations.

The Vision Team declared to the Board of Directors that we need to become “one nimble and responsible judicatory that is faithful in mission and responsible in stewardship.” The Board agreed. And that’s where you come in.

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