Announcement from Sheila Bates

Announcement from Sheila Bates, Director of Student Faith & Leadership Formation:

Dear colleagues in ministry,

I am pleased to announce effective July 1st, I will be joining the congregation of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL as an Associate Pastor.

It has been a privilege to serve as the Director of Student Faith and Leadership Formation with the Division of Higher Education team at GBHEM. This has been an extraordinary experience and my life will never be the same. I am grateful to the students, my colleagues, and leaders for the work and ministry we have shared together. I would tag you all here but there are just too many!

It has been a blessing to witness the power of the Holy Spirit at work as you creatively minister and lead across the globe. I pray God will continue to bless you in the worldwide work you have been called to do. You are extraordinary!

I am very excited about serving with my current District Superintendent, Robbins Sims and college Chaplain, Woods Bradshaw Lisenby. They are both dynamic leaders who bring wisdom, innovation, and energy to the team. I look forward to discovering with the Dauphin Way congregation, how we will “make disciples who make a difference”!

I ask for your continued prayers during this very exciting and transitional time.