Brenda Meyer reflects on her time at the Constituency Leadership Council meeting that took place in October 2019.

This was my first time to be a part of CLC. A few highlights:

  • traveling and rooming with Ariana Perez Diener, a Goshen College junior who was Indiana-Michigan Conference’s third rep. It was a treat to interact with her and her thoughtful questions and perspectives.
  • an evening meeting of conference moderators. As incoming moderator-elect, it was both inspiring and sobering to hear reflections from experienced moderators across the church
  • reports from each area conference. I learned so much about the variety of conferences that make up MCUSA, their vision for ministry, and what is keeping them going through challenging times.
  • helpful information from the Executive Board office about their work, including plans for the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. I came away grateful for thoughtful, transparent leadership in unsettled times.