Five new board members elected to Advocate

Five people have joined the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, replacing those whose terms of service had expired.

New members are David Bryant, the Rev. Sharon Spann Gamble, the Rev. Michael Henderson, Licita Rogers and Michelle Sturzenbecker.

Those who rolled off the board are Dyron Anderson, the Rev. Carleathea Benson, Dr. Bill Click, the Rev. Steve King and Dr. Phillip Stone.

Anderson, Benson and Stone had been slated to roll off the board in 2020, but because of the pandemic, stayed on another year in the transition.

Also at its most recent meeting, held June 24, the board elected and reelected several members of its executive committee and established committee assignments. Dr. Christopher Greene was reelected chair, Enid Jenkins elected vice chair and David Bryant elected treasurer. Creg Smith remains as secretary.

The Advocate’s newspaper ministry has helped connect the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church since its founding in 1836. Its mission is to connect United Methodists by independently reporting relevant news, engaging readers, providing a forum for dialogue and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The board serves as the publisher of the Advocate and offers visionary guidance and hands-on help for the newspaper ministry.

The Advocate comprises clergy and laity representatives from across the state with an emphasis on diversity in gender, race, age and other representation. New members are elected in place of those rolling off at Annual Conference.

If anyone is interested in serving on the Advocate’s board, email [email protected].

[caption id="attachment_24114" align="alignleft" width="150"] Bryant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_24115" align="alignleft" width="150"] Henderson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_24118" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gamble[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_24116" align="alignleft" width="150"] Rogers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_24117" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sturzenbecker[/caption]

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