New District Superintendent Installed

DS Chad Angelmyer

The Great Plains United Methodist Conference celebrated the installation of new superintendents for the Great West District and the Missouri River District over the weekend.

Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church is within the Missouri River District.  The Rev. Chad Anglemyer was celebrated in his new post as the Missouri River District DS with an installation service Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church in Omaha.

As one of his first orders of business, DS Angelmyer attended a Hispanic Summer Program wrap-up ceremony at Grace United Methodist Church at 24th and E streets in South Omaha.  Elkhorn Hills UMC member Karissa Heckens helped lead this Summer Program as part of her academic internship.  Karissa was supported in this program by numerous volunteers from Elkhorn Hills UMC.

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About the Great Plains Conference

The calling of the Great Plains Conference is to equip and connect congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Great Plains United Methodist Conference envisions a preferred future that will be interpreted at each local church and is captured in the statement.

Great churches. Great leaders. Great disciples. Transformed world.

The conference brings specific focus to Christ-centered excellence in youth ministry, preaching and worship, engaging our communities and transforming service to the world.

The final Great Plains Plan of Organization was adopted Aug. 23, 2013.   (Click on the link to download or read the plan online.)

Within the Plan of Organization, four missional priorities were identified. These priorities will be reviewed regularly and priorities will change as different needs emerge.

Missional Priorities

  1.  Enhancing the ministry of local churches with Christ-centered excellence in:
  • Youth Ministry
  • Preaching and worship
  • Engaging the community
  • Transforming service to the world
  1.   New church starts including:
  • Hispanic congregations
  • Other ethnic congregations
  • Areas of population growth
  1.  Leadership development for clergy and laity of the conference:
  • Credentialing clergy
  • Developing spiritual leaders
  • Building lay and clergy partnerships
  1.   Strengthening our global mission partnerships with:
  • Zimbabwe
  • Haiti
  • Nigeria



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