Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

OCU selected as GBHEM hub site


Representatives from GBHEM stand with advisory board members of the new LEaD Hub at OCU. Pictured left-to-right: Rev. Elizabeth Horton-Ware, Dr. Charles Neff, Dr. Kim Cape, Bishop Jimmy Nunn, Dr. Leslie Long, Rev. Derrek Belase, Dr. Sharon Betsworth, Dr. Mark Davies, Dr. Mark Hanshaw, and Dr. Amos Nascimento.
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) in Nashville has selected Oklahoma City University as the site of their North American Leadership, Education, and Development (LEaD) Hub.

Beginning in the year 2000, GBHEM began developing a network of worldwide regional offices to extend the resources of the general board through strategic partnerships that promote shared vision, shared responsibilities, and shared cost with the purpose of connecting students, faculty, staff, families, communities, and churches. OCU joins the network of Hubs that already include sites in South America, Northern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Kim Cape, General Secretary for GBHEM, was present on Jan. 23 for the launch of the new partnership with OCU. Dr. Mark Davies, OCU professor of ethics, has been named executive director for the North American Hub. He will be assisted in his duties by an advisory board that includes members of the OCU faculty and staff as well as pastors from OKUMC and the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC). More information can be found online at www.gbhem.org/preparing-global-leaders.


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