Disciples News Service

General Minister and President Begins Three-Month Sabbatical

Sharon E. WatkinsGeneral Minister and President Sharon Watkins is beginning a three-month sabbatical, during which she will pursue rest, discernment of her call to serve a second term as GMP, along with study and reflection on wholeness. Her sabbatical period will be Nov. 7, 2009 – Feb. 6, 2010, and include a visit to the Middle East, where she will hold conversations with Disciples’ Global Ministries partners and other inter-faith groups.

To read a letter from Watkins to the Church about her sabbatical, go to:
www.disciples.org/Portals/0/PDF/DNS/2009/20091106-WatkinsSabbatical.pdf (PDF)