Eleven to be ordained at Annual Conference June 21

Pending approval during the June 19, 2016 clergy session of the Arkansas Annual Conference, the following provisional clergy will be ordained in full connection to the Arkansas Conference. The Service of Ordination and Commissioning is set for Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bank of the Ozarks Arena, Hot Springs. All are invited to attend.

Clark Atkins

Clark Atkins

Clark Atkins, elder
Hometown: North Little Rock
Education: Arkansas State University; University of Arkansas; Asbury Theological Seminary
Appointment: First UMC Harrisburg

William Cato

William Cato

William Cato, elder*
Hometown: Searcy
Education: Henderson State University; Memphis Theological Seminary
Current appointment: First UMC Fordyce
Future appointment: First UMC Arkadelphia
*Cato is already ordained in another tradition, so the Conference will recognize his existing orders and welcome him as an Elder in Full Connection along with those being ordained that evening.

Jana Green

Jana Green

Jana Green, elder
Hometown: Piedmont, Oklahoma
Education: University of Central Oklahoma; Wesley Theological Seminary
Appointment: UALR Wesley Foundation

Blake Langston

Blake Langston

Lloyd Blake Langston, elder
Hometown: Pine Bluff
Education: Vanderbilt University; Asbury Theological Seminary
Appointment: UCA Wesley Foundation

Kathleen McMurray

Kathleen McMurray

Kathleen Louise McMurray, elder
Hometown: Little Rock
Education: Louisiana State University; Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Appointment: Grace UMC Conway (associate)

Nan Nelson

Nan Nelson

Nan Hopkins Nelson, elder
Hometown: Ozark
Education: UALR; Nova Southeastern University; Phillips Theological Seminary
Appointment: First UMC Clarendon/Holly Grove UMC

Naomi Rogers

Naomi Rogers

Naomi Rogers, elder
Hometown: Jeon-Ju, South Korea
Education: University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Memphis Theological Seminary
Appointment: First UMC Atkins/Bell’s Chapel UMC

Jessie Waddell Teegarden

Jessie Waddell Teegarden

Jessie Waddell Teegarden, deacon
Hometown: Little Rock
Education: Ouachita Baptist University; Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Appointment: To be determined

Michael D. Utley

Michael D. Utley

Michael D. Utley, elder
Hometown: Harrisburg
Education: Arkansas State University; Touro University; U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; Memphis Theological Seminary
Appointment: Henderson UMC Little Rock

Todd Vick

Todd Vick

Todd Vick, elder
Hometown: Fort Smith
Education: John Brown University; Asbury Theological Seminary
Appointment: Salem UMC Conway

Dane Womack

Dane Womack

William Dane Womack, elder
Hometown: Cave City
Education: University of Central Arkansas; Duke Divinity School
Appointment: First UMC Fort Smith (associate)