Bishop Gary Mueller is pleased to announce that Danielle Adkisson has been hired as the new Executive Assistant to the Bishop, starting Nov. 1. She is replacing Vicki Davis Brewer, who is moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where her husband, Cass, is a law professor at Georgia State University.

Adkisson will work directly with Bishop Mueller in the Episcopal Office, assisting him with scheduling, setting appointments, and assisting him with all day-to-day activities.

Previously, Adkisson worked in a number of roles at First United Methodist Church Conway. Her previous position was as the Church Administrator for First Conway, where she oversaw hospitality logistics for events and meetings, and worked directly with the associate and senior pastors in all daily tasks, including scheduling, correspondence, appointments, calendaring, proofing, etc.

“I am excited to welcome Danielle to the Arkansas Conference Episcopal Office! We will miss Vicki very much and appreciate the many years of amazing work she has put into the position. We are looking forward to the experience that Danielle will be bringing to the job,” said Bishop Mueller.

Adkisson said she was attracted to the position because of the wonderful opportunities that it presented to her.

“The challenges, getting to work day in and day out with the Bishop, becoming ‘the woman behind the scenes’ and connecting with everyone in our conference; all of this drew me to this position.”

She has also worked with laity at First Conway as a Lay Ministries Assistant, recruiting and training volunteers for church ministries.

Adkisson is a native of Sherwood and graduated from Sylvan Hills High School. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Science with an emphasis in Dietetics. She is also a certified professional administrator for the United Methodist Connectional Structure.

Adkisson currently lives in Conway with her husband and four furbabies.