Church Ministries Announces Leadership Changes

Rev. Dan Wetzel has been appointed as the new assistant executive director for Church Ministries. He will serve in the areas of leader development and administration. Dan currently is in his 11th year of effective ministry as the district superintendent of the Southwestern District. 
     Rev. Joe Burchill is the new national coordinator for Adult Disciplemkaing Ministries, and Debbie Newby is the national consultant for Children’s Disciplemaking Ministries. Joe and Debbie will each be committing approximately 10 hours per week to coaching and resourcing district and church staff members in these ministry areas. They also will provide oversight of the C&MA Web site Disciplemaking pages, host periodic conferences, and provide product and curricula support as needed. 
     For the last 25 years, Burchill has served as pastor, district administrator, consultant, and associate director for Life Impact Ministries of the C&MA. He is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College and has a master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in adult education. 
     Newby has served as the Children’s Ministry Representative on the C&MA Disciplemaking Ministries National Leadership team for the last four years, and she serves on the Great Lakes District Disciplemaking committee and as a Making Healthy Disciples trainer. She also served as the children’s coordinator at Glen Oaks Alliance Church in Troy, Michigan, for 10 years and is currently serving as the Glen Oaks disciplemaking coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in education.


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