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As leaders of the Connectional Table, the Rev. Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai (Chief Connectional Ministries Officer) and Bishop Christian Alsted (Chair) steward the group and represent the CT to other United Methodist Groups. 

Our staff members the Rev. Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger (Assistant Connectional Ministries Officer), the Rev. Adrienne Stricker (Administrative Coordinator) and Emily Clemons (Director of Communications) assist in this stewardship and ensure the Connectional Table runs smoothly. 

Have a seat here in Table Talk and hear our reflections on the Connectional Table's values and relationships with God and the world around us. 

Practicing Discipline in Life and Faith

The CT's communications director Emily Clemons is learning the importance of discipline as a new runner. In this week's devotional, she reflects on how discipline affects our faith practices as... Read More

Time for Pruning

In this week's devotional, CT Chair Bishop Christian Alsted addresses the results of General Conference 2019 and what lies ahead for our denomination. Read More

Meet the CT Members Serving at General Conference

Many CT board members are representing their annual conferences and agencies at General Conference. Hear from them here! Read More

“Yes, I will be at Special Session.”

The Rev. Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai addresses the upcoming Special Session, where she will serve as a delegate, a leader of the Connectional Table and many other roles. Read More

Jesus Wants Us for Who We Are

Administrative Coordinator the Rev. Adrienne Stricker reflects on James and John leaving their father to follow Jesus and what this story means for us today. Read More

Connecting to God through Gratitude

In this week's devotional, our new assistant connectional ministries officer the Rev. Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger writes of how we can connect with God by seeking out opportunities for joy and gratitude. Read More

Christmas as an Introduction to God’s Story

In this final entry to our Advent series, Bishop Christian Alsted writes about the Christmas story as God's story. Read More

Like Any Parent, God Delights In You

In this third entry to our Advent series, Chief Connectional Ministries Officer the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai writes of the joy she takes in parenting her children, and how God takes... Read More

The Christmas Season as a New Era

In this second entry to our Advent series, Connectional Table Chair Bishop Christian Alsted writes about social ministry and the story of God's salvation during the Christmas season. Read More

Labyrinths of Hope: A Reflection on Hope in the Season of Advent

In this first entry to our Advent series, Chief Connectional Ministries Officer the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai writes of bringing Christian hope to our Church and the world this Advent season. Read More