Skip has experienced and held leadership positions at all level of the church that encourage change, innovation, renewal and vision, and mission focus.
Experience in multi-cultural and multi-ethic ministries and relationships.
Understands coordinated conference communications.
Able to handle the complex leadership requirements of Conference and General Church leadership.
Served on the appointive and program cabinet for eight years; four as Director of Mission and Ministry and four as a District Superintendent. Led the Executive Leadership Team of the Rocky Mountain Conference for six years.
Trained as a disaster response coordinator through UMCOR.
Member of the Annual Conference session, design team, rules committee and agenda committee.
Led efforts in new church development and renewal of existing congregations. Helped to restart the Wilson UMC new church project in Colorado Springs, CO. A prospering church in the Rocky Mountain Conference for the last twenty years.
Earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Benet Hills Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO
Served with the College of Bishops on the Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet.
Proven success turning around local churches. Oversaw the work of Rocky Mountain Conference efforts that led to greater stability and financial health.
A catalyst for starting new churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference
While serving as a conference staff member, Skip never lost his love for the ministry of the local church.
Ability to work with a variety of age groups, people, boards and agencies outside the church structure.