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In Brief (Feb. 18, 2004)

In Brief (Feb. 18, 2004)

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

In Brief -- Feb. 18, 2004

Feb. 18, 2004    News media contact:  Michael Wacht*    
407-897-1140    Orlando  {0024a}

An e-Review News Item
By J.A. Buchholz**

Bishop, Burkholder interpret new structural changes

LAKELAND - Florida Annual Conference Bishop Timothy  W. Whitaker and the Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder, director of Connectional Ministries, will hold meetings in five locations in the conference to interpret proposals for new structures for districts and the Conference Council on Ministries.

The meetings are open to the public, and laity are encouraged to attend.

Before attending a meeting it is strongly recommended that people read the proposals on the conference Web site at

Burkholder said it is important for everyone to attend a meeting in an area close to them, but it is especially crucial for delegates who will be voting at annual conference. She said the structures are intended to create a more vital connection for churches, districts, ministries and the conference.

The meetings, each from 7:30-9 p.m., will be held on the following days: Wednesday, March 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Palm Beach Gardens; Thursday, March 11, at First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda; Wednesday, March 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville; Thursday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church, Ormond Beach; and Thursday, April 15, at First United Methodist Church, Lakeland.

Florida Southern College announces new president

LAKELAND - The  Florida Southern College board of trustees announced Tuesday that Dr. Anne B. Kerr has been unanimously selected as the 17th president of Florida Southern College (FSC).

Kerr will succeed Dr. Thomas Reuschling, who will retire at the end of this academic year after serving the college for 10 years. A nationwide search for a successor began following Reuschling's retirement announcement last February.

Kerr currently serves as vice president for Institutional Advancement at the University of Richmond. Her term of office at FSC will begin June 1.


*Wacht is director of Florida United Methodist Communications and managing editor
of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.
**Buchholz is a staff writer for e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.