Preaching Peer Group Conveners


Rev. Ivan Milosi -  senior pastor at St Luke UMC in Lincoln, NebraskaGraduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in DC as well as a double graduate of Africa University in Zimbabwe with a Bachelor's degree in Divinity in 2010 and a Master's in Peace Governance and Conflict Resolution in 2014. While in DC, Ivan worked on Capitol Hill as the Social Principles Revision Program Coordinator at the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church. Before going to seminary in Washington DC, Ivan worked as a youth and campus minister at Wesley Foundation at Perdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, for over a year. Upon his graduation, he was appointed as the pastor of Lakin First United Methodist Church in southwest Kansas, where he served for three years and a half.


Rev. Beth Evers -  Pastor at University United Methodist Church, Fort Worth. 

Beth Evers is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology and has served as the pastor of University United Methodist Church in Fort Worth since 2012. Her passion is to help people experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ through worship, relationships, and mission. She loves trying new things and isn’t afraid of change. Beth is one of those people who actually likes meetings (but not coffee), planning and order, yet appreciates the beautiful chaos of church. 



Rev. Todd Harris, Northwest District Superintendent, North Texas Conference, UNC

In addition to his pastoral appointment, Rev. Harris also currently serves as chair of the conference’s Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.

He previously served, in various capacities, on the conference Board of Ordained Ministry from 2003-11, as well as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Allen, TX.



Rev. Ruth Martin, serving East St. Paul United Methodist Church, Las Misiones District.


Rev. Dr. Marcus A.L. Freeman, III, Crossroads District Superintendent, Rio Texas Conference.

Dr. Freeman received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology in 1998, a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins in 1991, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huston Tillotson University in 1984. He was formerly appointed as Director of Leadership Vitality in the Rio Texas Conference. He has served in a number of pastoral appointments and in other roles in the Rio Texas Conference and the former Southwest Texas Conference.    


Meet the Pastor » New World United Methodist Church

Rev. Dr. Edgar Bazan, currently serving at the Board of Ordained Ministry, the District Committee on Ordain Ministry, the Center for Church Development, the Congregational Assessment, Response and Transformation (CART), and as an alternate delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Edgar also teaches Licensing School for Local Pastors and the Course of Study (COSS) at Perkins School of Theology S.M.U. and serves as a mentor pastor in the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence.


Lucretia's Drive-Thru Farewell Reception. Sunday, June 28, 1:30-2:30pm »  New World United Methodist Church


Rev. Dr.  Lucretia Facen, Senior Pastor St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX.


Dr. Sheron Patterson Uses Leadership Lessons to Inspire the Nation


Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson, Senior Pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, one of the largest African American UMC congregations in the North Texas Annual Conference. Dr. Patterson has infused innovation into the ministry of United Methodists across the nation as a prolific author of nine books, and countless articles. Her most recent book on self-leadership has been taught in leadership classes at the university level and in the training of hospital executives and law enforcement top brass.



Rev. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas.  He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology.  Tommy has preached the inclusive, transformative love of Christ from tiny churches on the high plains to large, fast-growing suburban churches and everywhere in between, growing congregations, overseeing new church starts, and sharing community.