On Aug. 1, Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory officially transitioned from her position as District Superintendent of the South/Central District Area and took the Executive Director reigns from Rev. Mike Ramsdell began the work of leading the very successful team that makes up the Smith Center for Evangelism, Mission & Church Growth (CEMCG). During the first couple of months in the role, Leah and the team focused on what it means for local churches, and in some respects the center itself, to Reboot and relaunch as we move into the fall of 2021. However, anyone who has known or worked with Leah for any amount of time knows that there are always several irons in the fire designed to help churches reach new people and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Recently, the Central Texas Conference Communications team was able to find a few moments to sit down with Leah and discuss a few of those plans in the works.
Please click on the video below to learn more about the Reboot initiative and what it means to be in ministry today – as time of limbo between the pre-COVID world and what will eventually be our reality once the pandemic finally subsides. Leah also shares some insights on what it means to follow in Mike Ramsdell’s very successful footsteps and how the CEMCG plans to expand upon the excellent work done and begun by Mike and the team. Information on updated Faith Community Grants is also available from Leah in the video below.