Dorothye Henderson sends regards to conference
Dorothye Henderson, the widow of Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson,
recently submitted a letter to Florida Conference United Methodists
for publication in the "Review."
Bishop Henderson died Dec. 7, 2000 after a two-year battle with
multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. He had just begun his second
term as bishop of the Florida Conference.
"Leah [daughter] and I will be eternally grateful for the
many, many acts of kindness extended to us during the illness and
transition of our beloved husband and father.
"We received more than 13,000 cards, letters and other
expressions of love and concern over a two-year period, not to mention
the visits and countless numbers of prayers and phone calls, from
"We are very grateful for the generous love offering and the
many awards presented at the 2001 session of the Annual Conference. We
are excited about the Bishop Cornelius L. and Dorothye Henderson
Secondary School that will be constructed in Mozambique and intend to
attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
"Thank you very much for four-plus years as part of your
conference, and I pray that God will continue to bless you as Bishop
and Mrs. Whitaker provide you with excellent leadership."
– Dorothye Henderson
Bishop appoints pastor
Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker announced Sept. 24 the appointment of Bishop
Armando A. Rodriguez as interim pastor of Sebring Hispanic United
Methodist Mission, Lakeland District.
The Rev. Clarke Campbell-Evans, superintendent of the Miami
District, was elected president of the Florida Council of Churches. He
will serve a one-year term. The Florida Council of Churches is an
organization of Christian churches throughout Florida working together
for common witness and service. The United Methodist Church is one of
27 member churches.
Brent Hursey-McLaughlin was appointed executive director of
Miami Urban Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He is the
former program coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee South
Florida Program and agricultural extension worker with the Mennonite
Central Committee in Haiti. Miami Urban Ministries works to promote
social justice through community empowerment. It serves as an umbrella
agency for several community- and faith-based outreach programs.
Counselor considered for Counseling Network
Kevin B. Hull, M.A., LMHC of Lakeland is being considered
for inclusion in the Florida Conference Counseling Network. Anyone
with concerns regarding the skills or character of this person, making
such action inappropriate, should write to the Rev. Leslie M. Avchin,
Chair, 2900 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, or Mrs. Jean
J. Vanderslice, Coordinator, 6527 Forestwood Drive West, Lakeland, FL
33811, within 30 days of the publication of this notice.
All counselors are licensed by the state of Florida with the
exception of pastoral counselors. The Conference Counseling Network
Committee endeavors to find the most highly qualified people for