In mid-June, Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors, trainers, coordinators, and participants journeyed to Sewanee to attend the EfM 2023 Summer Conference. The occasion was the retirement of Executive Director Karen Meredith and the welcome of incoming Executive Director Kevin Goodman. Meredith and Goodman shared their vision of our past, present, and future. EfM is a vibrant 48-year-old program that results in theologically literate laity equipped to change the face of the church and its community through faithful living and the discovery of gifts for ministry. We were challenged to “Be Curious” during our time on the mountain. While at the conference we worshipped in community, attended training, and had a sneak peek at exciting upcoming changes.
Our keynote speaker was Termaine Hicks, a graduate of EfM in Prison. Termaine was exonerated through the work of the Innocence Project in 2020 after serving 19 years for a crime that he did not commit. https://stories.sewanee.edu/stepping-up-with-termaine-hicks/index.html
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