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Job search opens for new Florida Conference Treasurer

Job search opens for new Florida Conference Treasurer

After our former conference treasurer, Tony Prestipino, was recruited and decided to join Wespath as Director of Plan Sponsor Relations in February 2020, we have all been grateful for the excellent leadership of Mickey Wilson who is serving as our Interim Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services.

Mickey faithfully served the Florida Conference for nine years before his first retirement in 2015.  Mickey has agreed to continue to serve as our interim treasurer through the end of 2020 in order to give us plenty of time this fall to search for the next Conference Treasurer.  

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has appointed a search committee to conduct a national search for our next Conference Treasurer. The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has agreed to help coordinate the search process on behalf of the Florida Conference.

GCFA has recently assisted eight other annual conferences in their search process for Conference Treasurer and has helped countless annual conferences and general agencies in providing expertise and support in human resources. Caitlin Congdon, the Chief Officer of Human Resources for GCFA, will work alongside the Florida search committee.  The search process, nomination and election of our next Conference Treasurer will be done in accordance with Paragraph 619 of the Discipline.

Members of the search committee include: Bishop Ken Carter; Harriet Mayes from First, Lakeland (outgoing CF&A chair and chair of Search Committee); Rev. David Miller from First, Winter Park (incoming CF&A chair); Vernon Swartsel from First, Orlando (Investment Committee Chair); Rev. Loida Divine from Lake Deaton UMC in The Villages; Derrick Scott (campus minister and lay delegate to General Conference); as well as Rev. Sharon Austin (Director of Connectional & Justice Ministries), Rev.  Alex Shanks (Assistant to the Bishop) and Rev. Cynthia Weems (South East District Superintendent and Cabinet Liaison to CF&A).

The goal is for the search process to help us find a strategic leader who possesses a deep awareness of the importance of the role of Conference Treasurer and a sincere enthusiasm for the church’s mission.  

Applicants can submit resume and cover letter to

If you have any questions about our current financial status, please contact Mickey Wilson, our interim treasurer at  If you have any questions about the search process you may contact Harriet Mayes at (chair of the search committee) or Alex Shanks at  

Please keep this search process in your prayers as we remain on mission together.  

The Peace of the Lord,
Bishop Ken Carter
Resident Bishop, Florida Conference 

Harriet Mayes
Chair, Council on Finance and Administration
Chair, Search Committee

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