Read why these active ministers chose a ministry vocation, what they love about it, and what challenges they face.

Hewitt T. Holmes

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Photo of Rev. Dr. Margaret MacDonald, ordained minister

My Story: Rev. Dr. Margaret MacDonald, Ordained Minister

Margaret shares the story of her call to leadership: “It is an ongoing conversion experience to listen to the voices of each one from the diversity of life striving to do God’s work.”

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Doreen Hewitson, Designated Lay Minister

My Story: Doreen Hewitson, Designated Lay Minister

Doreen shares the story of her call to leadership: “It amazes me…that God has called me to do this work and that I am able to do it with confidence.”

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Marty Clark-Ettinger, Designated Lay Minister

My Story: Marty Clark-Ettinger, Designated Lay Minister

Marty shares the story of his call to leadership: “If there are signs that God is seriously calling you, then be prepared for an unbelievable journey.”

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Brian Hymers, Designated Lay Minister

My Story: Brian Hymers, Designated Lay Minister

Brian shares the story of his call to leadership: “If God has called you, in your heart you feel the need to pursue your call.”

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Portrait: Sundo Hyun

My Story: SunDo Hyun, Ordained Minister

SunDo shares the story of his call to leadership: “I feel a kind of urgent need to rekindle our sense of calling and passion in Christian identity and ministry.”

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Portrait: Graham Brownmiller

My Story: Graham Brownmiller, Ordained Minister

Graham shares the story of his call to leadership: “Every day I am thankful for this amazing opportunity, and every day I wonder what I would do if I wasn’t in ministry; I still don’t have an answer to that question!”

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Narlene Britton-Walfall

My Story: Marlene Britton-Walfall, Diaconal Minister

Marlene shares the story of her call to leadership: “The opportunity to share with people in various spheres of life has been the greatest part of ministry.”

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Adam Kilner

My Story: Adam Kilner, Ordained Minister

Adam shares the story of his call to leadership: "If you're in it to make a difference, make sure you believe in the resurrection…. The church…requires ministers of great courage."

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Hewitt T. Holmes

My Story: Hewitt T. Holmes, Ordained Minister

Hewitt shares the story of his call to leadership: "From an earlier age of 9, I knew that ministry was my calling and vocation. I [was] always…willing to have deep conversations with people about God."

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Carolyn Wilson Wynne

My Story: Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Diaconal Minister

Carolyn shares the story of her call to leadership: "The greatest part of ministry is the people with whom I celebrate and lament."

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