Ordained ministry is a marathon not a sprint. Like any good athlete self-care is essential. Every United Methodist District Superintendent (and pastor) is offered opportunities to take times of sabbath renewal leave. I have asked for and been granted leave from June 22 – August 22, 2020. I am grateful for the other District Superintendents who will be available to support the churches in the West District while I am away. I ask for your prayers during this time as a take time apart to rest, reconnect with my family and renew my connection to Christ. Know that I will continue to be in prayer for you. If you need the assistance of a District Superintendent, please contact Carla Whitmire, email@example.com, she will connect you with a District Superintendent to assist you.