Meet the DLTs: Adirondack District
My name is Carrie Boyer. I’ve been a member of the Adirondack District Leadership Team since 2016. I also serve as the Minister of Administration for the District. It is helpful for me to serve on the team, as it allows me to bring information back to the District. I also have an “ear to the ground,” as communications “point” person for District, so I can bring questions and concerns back to the team, as well.
I recently played a part in the planning of the District’s Workshop Day, “Informed to Transform,” which was held March 2 at the Saratoga Springs UMC. We plan to have another similar event at the Plattsburgh UMC in October. One of our objectives with the event was to have each presenter plan their workshop with the fostering of intentional discipleship in mind. We had a wonderful turnout – more than 100 people. Forty-three churches were represented, including five from the Albany District. Connectionalism in action!
I have a heart for hospitality, and I hope that is reflected in my interactions with the District, and with our team. I’m always open to new ideas, and welcome feedback to improve on programs and goals that we as a team are planning and implementing.
Under the guidance of our District Superintendent Debbie Earthrowl, our team meets monthly. We check in with each other (“How is it with your Soul?”) and we share insights and dreams about the focus and direction of our District, our churches, our clergy and our laity. Our team is made up of both clergy and laity, which offers diverse perspectives.
I enjoy the camaraderie of the group, and also look forward to work toward our underlying goal, “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”