Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lerry Fogle to retire as executive director of Annual Conference.

Lerry W. Fogle has announced his retirement as executive director of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, effective Dec. 5, 2009. At that time, he will have served in the position for more than seven years, since October 2002.

Fogle initially worked out of offices at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and more recently at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Prior to his service to Annual Conference, he was associate pastor of the 1,100-member Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren beginning in 1995, where he coordinating the caring ministry of the congregation. Prior to his call to the Frederick congregation, Fogle was employed by GEICO Corporation as application program manager. There he oversaw programs that required administrative, organizational, and negotiation skills.

He is a graduate of Hood College with a bachelor of arts in management, and also graduated from the Training in Ministry (TRIM) program, and holds an MBA in church business administration. His retirement plans center around more time for family, ministry for the Lord, volunteer work in his community, and enjoying God's Creation.

Annual Conference past-moderator James Beckwith announced initial plans for a search process for the new conference executive, who is to be available for training at the 2009 Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., prior to an official October 2009 start date.

Source: 7/30/2008 Newsline

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