Dr. Will Cotton, Executive Director of the Smith Center for Evangelism, Mission & Church Growth

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. has appointed Dr. Will Cotton as the Executive Director of the Lamar E. Smith Center for Evangelism, Mission and Church Growth, effective July 1.

"I have dreamed of serving in this capacity for many years, Will reflected.  I have planted a new church and a second campus and I know the huge challenges in them.  I have also been part of revisioning and revitalization in every church I have served. And now I get to be part of the Cabinet when the conference and our churches are revisioning ministry for a new day. In this position I get to walk alongside pastors and lay leadership who are doing that work, offering encouragement, support and guidance as needed.  Talk about ministry on holy ground!”

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Dr. Will Cotton, Executive Director of Smith Center of Evangelism, Mission, & Church Growth

Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile, Associate Director

Della Conner, Executive Assistant & New Church Start District Administrator

Susan Luttrell, Coordinator of Disaster Response

Project Transformation Central Texas

Lynne Rhodes, Executive Director of Project Transformation, Central Texas

Beth Stuyck, Director of Operations Project Transformation, Central Texas

Evangelism, Mission, & Church Growth Leadership Coaching

The Smith Center for Evangelism, Mission and Church Growth (CEMCG) exists to help the local churches of the Central Texas Conference reach people we are not already reading. We believe that working with a coach is a key component in leadership development. Just as your personal and professional development incorporates spiritual disciplines, lifelong learning, covenant groups, stewardship, service, discipleship, mentoring, spiritual direction, and counseling, it should also include coaching! The Center for Evangelism, Mission & Church Growth has led the focus on International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach training since 2018.

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