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Friday, March 25, 2011

Delegate Info

Here is Delegate Information regarding General/Jurisdictional Conference.  It all feels a little self-serving, but I guess it's part of "getting out" the name. 


Andy has been an Elder in the UMC since 1992. He has served as associate pastors at Terre Haute Temple and Brownsburg Calvary. She has served as senior pastor at Vincennes Community and Franklin Grace.

Leadership Positions

Some of the Leadership Positions Andy has held include Wesleyan Theologian of the Leadership Table of the new Indiana Conference, Dean of the Wesleyan Connexion Project, Chairperson of the New Church Starts Section (Church Growth and Evangelism), Chairperson of Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Instructor in Evangelism in the Course of Study/Extension School, Instructor in Evangelism in the Lay Speaker School.

Church-Wide/Community Wide Positions

Some of the Leadership Position Andy has held include Member on the Board of Trustees at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Board of Directors of United Way in Johnson County, Vice-President of Study Connections in Franklin.


Andy is married to Peggy Meinert Kinsey of Mt. Vernon. They have three children – Caleb (19), Hannah (16), and Grace (15).

Mission of the Church

The United Methodist Church stands in need of CPR:

1) Confess our problems are deeply theological and spiritual, and that we need to “rethink” in radical ways how the church participates in God’s mission and how leaders in the church – both clergy and laity – are trained and equipped to meet the challenges of the day.  Before we can have a "call to action" we need a "call to confession and repentance."

2) Practice disciple making in the Wesley tradition and “operationalize” the mission-statement of the church “to make disciples” at all levels of the church’s life and witness.

3) Redeploy the church’s resources from our centralized Boards and Agencies to Annual Conferences and local churches, creating more associative networks of missionaries and pastors at the grass roots to send out and share the gospel.

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