Leadership Talks: Changing the world one step at a time

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Clergy and Lay Leadership Development, Conference Newsletter

The Clergy and Lay Leadership Development team hosts monthly Leadership Talks via Zoom, exploring what it means to be a leader and providing opportunities for leaders to learn from other leaders in the Desert Southwest Conference.

January’s Leadership Talk titled, Changing the World One Step at a Time, features Rev. Beth Rambikur referencing Jim Kristofic‘s book, Send a Runner: A Navajo Honors the Long Walk.

Presentations are recorded and posted on the Conference website. Still, we encourage you to register to attend the Zoom session live to engage with the featured presenter and others attending the event. The Leadership Talks are free and take place in the evening at 7:00 PM for approximately 1-1.5 hours.

About the Presenter

“If you want to know a bit about who I am, let me tell you what I love. I love my family – those that birthed and raised me in Prescott, Arizona, those that mentored and taught me in church, school, and life, those who know me and make me laugh and cry because we share life together. I love the story of God’s work in the world, it is why I am a pastor and have served in churches in the Desert Southwest Conference since 2009. I love being outside because there is no greater reminder of God’s love for creation than this creation itself draped in a sunrise or blanketed with stars. Finally, I love learning how to live with all the others with whom we share this world, as hard and heartbreaking as that can be, for this is a journey worthy of the greatest love we have.”

Rev. Beth Rambikur

Pastor, Christ Church UM in Tucson

About the Book

Leadership is about a lot of things, and in the words of Max De Pree, “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” Defining reality requires us to know ourselves, to know our history, and to understand the connections between the past and the future so that we can find our footing at this moment and move. Send a Runner is not an obvious leadership book. This is a hard book to read, but like all good leadership lessons, it is worth it. I believe this story about Edison Eskeets’ ceremonial run from Spider Rock to Santa Fé and the history behind his actions offers a glimpse into the power of using our own gifts – our knowledge of ourselves, our history, and our faith in Story – to confront the past and move into the future. 

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