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New District Administrative Assistant for West and North Districts

New District Administrative Assistant for West and North Districts

Cynthia Holly will be transitioning to be the single Administrative Assistant for all four districts in the Desert Southwest Conference beginning August 1, 2022. Cynthia has been a District Administrative Assistant for five years serving with the South and East Districts and brings a wealth of experience for this new position.

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

by Rev. Matt Ashley, South District Missional Strategist & Superintendent See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early...

Working Together as Teams

Working Together as Teams

By Rev. Matt Ashley, South District Missional Strategist & Superintendent Is there an equivalent to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for the South District Superintendent? What are the first steps for a person experiencing a call into ministry? If my church...

When Life is Untidy and Complicated

When Life is Untidy and Complicated

March Madness! I’ve got my brackets printed off, ready to decide which men’s and women’s college basketball teams I think will win in this year’s NCAA Tournaments. My interest is renewed this year with the resurgence of my hometown Arizona Wildcats. Last year University of Arizona’s women’s team went all the way to the championship game. This year the men’s team is rated #2 in the country and was just awarded the #1 seed in the South Regional. Bear Down, Arizona! 68 teams in the men’s NCAA Tournament. 67 games spread over three weeks. 67 teams will lose their final game and be eliminated. One team will win all their games and be the champions – a storybook ending to someone’s dream season. It’s so nice and tidy, the NCAA Tournament. 68 teams know their task – win all their games. No doubt, no wondering what the goal is, no lack of clarity – just win.

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