Rev. Mark Ogren
Phone: (804) 521-1156

Pat Hickman
Administrative Staff
Phone: (804) 521-1155

Related Boards and Commissions:
Large Church Lead Pastor Committee
Midsize Church Pastor Committee  
Small Membership Church Pastor Committee   
Church Development Team
Virginia Focus 2020    
Cooperative Parish Team

Upcoming Events:
Large Church Pastor Team, February 8, 2018, River Road UMC, Richmond
5 Talent Academy, March 10, 2018
Midsize Church Pastor Training (pdf)
     March 12 - Mountain View UMC, Forest
     March 13 - Heritage UMC, Virginia Beach
     March 15 - Floris UMC, Herndon
National Network of UM Congregational Developers, April 24-26, 2018
Cooperative Parish Ministry Exploration Event, September 22, 2018

What is the Center for Congregational Excellence?
The Center for Congregational Excellence focuses on starting new faith communities and renewing existing churches in light of the core values of excellence and fruitfulness. The goal of excellence is based on Philippians 4:8:
“Finally, beloved. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
The areas of focus for the Center for Congregational Excellence are:

 - Prospective Planters
 - New Faith Communities
  - 5 Talent Academy 


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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