Candidates to be commissioned as provisional clergy members June 22

Pending approval of the June 19, 2014 clergy session of the Annual Conference, the following persons will be commissioned as provisional members of the Arkansas Conference, one of the final steps in the journey to ordination as an elder or deacon in the United Methodist Church. The service is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. All are invited to attend.   Clark AtkinsClark Atkins, elder track Hometown: North Little Rock, Ark. Education: Arkansas State University; University of Arkansas; Asbury Theological Seminary Current appointment: St. James UMC Little Rock (associate pastor) New appointment: First UMC Harrisburg

  Bill CatoWilliam Cato, elder track Hometown: Searcy, Ark. Education: Henderson State University; Memphis Theological Seminary Appointment: First UMC Fordyce

      Blake LangstonBlake Langston, elder track Hometown: Pine Bluff, Ark. Education: Vanderbilt University; Ouachita Baptist University; Asbury Theological Seminary Current appointment: First UMC Jonesboro (associate pastor) New appointment (July): Director, University of Central Arkansas Wesley Foundation

  Kathleen McMurryKathleen McMurray, elder track Hometown: Little Rock, Ark. Education: Louisiana State University; Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Appointment (July): Grace UMC Conway (associate pastor)

  Bill SardinBill Sardin, elder track Hometown: Little Rock, Ark. Education: University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Memphis Theological Seminary Appointment: Calico Rock and Spring Creek UMCs

      Todd VickTodd Vick, elder track Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark. Education: John Brown University; Asbury Theological Seminary Current appointment: Vesta UMC (pastor) and St. Paul UMC (associate pastor) New appointment (July): Salem UMC Conway

    Michelle WhitfieldMichelle Whitfield, deacon track Hometown: Sherwood, Ark. Education: St. Louis University; Boston University School of Theology; Boston University Appointment (Fall 2014): Wellspring Renewal Center, Little Rock

Dane WomackWilliam Dane Womack, elder track Hometown: Cave City, Ark. Education: University of Central Arkansas; Duke Divinity School Current assignment: Duke Divinity School Field Education Intern, Bethlehem UMC, Climax, N.C. New appointment (July): First UMC Fort Smith (associate pastor)