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Jerry Herships serves Communion in a Denver park. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Professional Comic Turned Preacher: Rev. Jerry Herships

Jerry Herships went from show biz to soul biz. "I used to be a comedian, emcee and host. That's still what I am. I host 'happy hours' for God." View

The Rev. Tyler Hege, 23, stands in the sanctuary of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he has served as associate pastor and youth pastor. Hege has now become the pastor at two churches, Bethel United Methodist in King and Mount Olivet United Methodist in Walkertown. Photo by Donnie Roberts, The Dispatch.

23-year-old leads two churches

Tyler Hege felt God’s call at age 12 but decided on a law degree instead. That’s when “God reined him in a different direction.” Read More

Conference withdraws clergy age guidelines

Texas Conference considered encouraging those older than 45 not to seek ordination but dropped proposal after clergy reaction. Read More

Mentoring vital to keeping ministry alive

When done right, mentorship can help young clergy through challenging times. Does The United Methodist Church "do it right?" Read More

Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate

Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is "moot and hypothetical." Read More

The Church in China: One pastor’s journey

At 69, he looks back on a Christian lifetime nurtured by his father and grandfather, who embraced the faith in the mid-19th century. Read More

Furor over block to gay clergy candidate

Bishop asked to rule on due process in case of Texas woman who had completed steps toward ordination when she came out as lesbian. Read More

How old is too old to join the clergy?

A Texas Conference proposal to encourage people over 45 not to seek ordination is igniting debate. Read More

Women making history: Roslyn Lee

"Women's History Month is not only about history," says local pastor. "It is also about me and my identity and how I claim my identity." Read More

Retired pastor supports young, new clergy

Western Pennsylvania mentoring program aims to fight the stress and burnout first-time clergy often face. Read More

GC2012: 40 more sent to mission service

Worldwide church gathers at General Conference as church sends new people to witness for God throughout the world. Read More

Wenner’s ‘stepping stones’ to bishop

German episcopal leader and new council president always felt welcome in the UMC. Read More

Young adults lead social justice startups

An incubator for life-changing ministries, Spark12 allows millennials to hone leadership skills, begin new service ventures. Read More

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