Danielle Adkisson, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous jobs, etc.

I’m originally from Sherwood and graduated high school from Sylvan Hills. I received my degree in Dietetics from U of A-Fayetteville and now live in Conway with my husband and our four furbabies. I taught preschool for eight years before entering my position at Conway First UMC.

What attracted you to the Executive Assistant to the Bishop position?

As an ambitious Methodist woman in administration, what wouldn’t attract me to this position?! 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 which drew me in.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

That is a difficult question to answer because I’m looking forward to it all!

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

When I am not at work you will find me in my backyard with my dogs, on a hiking trail with my husband, in the gym, with my tribe of incredible friends or curled up with a cup of coffee & a good book.

Who is someone that inspires you in your daily life and why?

I have a guardian angel who inspires me in every aspect of my life. She was the epitome of a powerhouse and set the (very high) bar of the woman I strive to be. I know she’d be extremely proud of this new chapter in my life.