The Alabama-West Florida Conference, under the leadership of Bishop David Graves, is pleased to announce the naming of Jennifer (Jenn) Lusher as Director of Leadership Strategies. Her priority will be to help align the resources of the conference with the mission, vision, challenge and declared priorities of the conference. These priorities include supporting and assisting all churches to be invitational and missional regardless of size or geographic location. Lusher will serve as a liaison between the local church and the annual conference. She will also provide oversight to lay leadership training, with special attention to inclusivity and diversity.
Lusher has been an active lay person in the United Methodist Church for four years. She completed her undergraduate work at Southeastern Bible College and graduated from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. She was previously on staff at Daphne United Methodist Church as their Director of Children’s Ministry. Lusher will serve on the Connectional Ministries team under the direction of Rev. Nancy Watson.
“We’re incredibly blessed to have Jenn on our conference staff,” said Watson, Director of Connectional Ministries. “She brings a unique perspective and a ministry passion to help the local churches in this conference. In her short tenure as a contract employee, she has already demonstrated an outstanding willingness to work with leadership around the conference and to help those find their voice who often don’t feel heard.”
She and her husband, Sean, reside in Montgomery, AL, and have one infant son, Lucas.