On the first day of Annual Conference, the Arkansas Conference of the UMC staff managed to pull off a big surprise for Amy Ezell, our Director of the Center for Communication.
United Methodist Communications awarded Amy with the Epi Award for her trailblazing work at the Arkansas Conference.
In 2019, United Methodist Communications established a communication award to honor conference communicators and recognize excellence in Communication Ministry. The award is called an Epi Award. The word Epi is the shortened form of the Greek word Epikoinonía, and it is the language of the New Testament. The word simply means Communication.
“Every year UMCom selects five communicators to honor. This year we selected Amy Ezell for her continuous work in the Arkansas Conference,” said Royya James, Sr. Manager, U.S. Conference Relations at United Methodist Communications.
Since starting at the Arkansas Conference in May 2018, Amy has used her creativity to provide support and outreach for United Methodist churches, implemented webinars during COVID for churches needing to learn how to reach their communities in a new climate, created The Great REconnection to praise churches who are doing out-of-the-box work in their communities, rebranded the Arkansas Conference, and so many other big things that would take too long to list. And she constantly creates a positive atmosphere with her bright personality.
This award is well-deserved, and we’re so proud she’s on our team. Thank you for all that you do, Amy!