“As we begin this new journey of ministry together I come to you hopeful,” said Bishop Tracy S. Malone. “I have been praying to God on all of our behalf, praying and asking God to pour out a fresh anointing of God’s spirit upon every pastor, every member, every congregation, every office, every committee, and every ministry here in the East Ohio Conference because I know that through Christ all things are possible.”
The bishop offered those words during her message at the four services designed by the conference Episcopacy Committee and the Cabinet to introduce the bishop and her family to East Ohio.
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Jessica Vargo is leaving her position as EOC treasurer and director of administrative services effective January 3, 2017 to become chief financial officer of the Kent State University Foundation.
“The East Ohio Conference has been blessed by Jessica's strong and dedicated leadership for almost 15 years. She has demonstrated her love for the church through her faithful service. We send her forth with blessings as she embraces this new work opportunity at Kent State University,” said Bishop Tracy S. Malone.
“This decision was a difficult one but after much prayer and discernment I feel the opportunity for a new challenge to help my alma mater at this time in my life seems right,” Vargo said.Read the full release.
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