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Faith Stories
Tom Locke is wrapping up nearly 30 years as top leader of the Texas Methodist Foundation. He and wife Cindy (left) plan to divide their time between Georgetown, Texas, where they have lived as he has led Austin-based TMF, and a home they’ve built near Honey Grove, Texas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Influencing from the edge

Tom Locke is retiring after nearly 30 years of leading the Texas Methodist Foundation, which under him has grown hugely in assets and become a catalyst for innovative church leadership.
Bishops
Clockwise from left, retired Bishop Forrest C. Stith, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, retired Bishop Elías Galván, Ashley Boggan Dreff and Erin Hawkins join in conversation about the historical context of The United Methodist Church's anti-racism work. Dreff pointed out that multiple previous divides in Methodism cited race as a main cause. Screengrab courtesy of the Council of Bishops via Zoom by UM News.

Bishops urged to work for 'big-tent' church

In her final address as Council of Bishops president, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey urged as much unity as possible even as a new denomination plans to launch. The bishops also heard about the history of previous denominational separations.
General Agencies
Greg Arnold is the new top executive for United Methodist Men in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Changes, expansion for United Methodist Men

The new top executive at United Methodist Men is seeking to expand the agency by getting many more local churches involved. Greg Arnold’s plans include defining a new relationship with Scouting and adaptation of an already-popular app called Live Bold, which he developed privately.