Know Your DS: Dr. Chris Eckert

September 05, 2014

The next three editions of the NewsCONNECTION will feature a district superintendent that has not yet been featured before. This edition's spotlight is on Dr. Chris Eckert, Demopolis District Superintendent.

What Brought You to the Ministry?
The call from God on my heart. I truly feel God called me to be a service to the people in this area of the south.

The Best Book I’ve Read About Methodism Is:
American Saint: Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Favorite Vacation Destination:
Two places…Italy and Disney World.

Instead of being a minister, I almost was…
A Mobile Fire Fighter.

One of the goals for my district is to:
Learn where all the churches are.

What is one challenge you see for your district:
To get across to the other parts of the Annual Conference what a truly amazing district this is.

What do you like best about serving the AWF Conference?
We get to go to Montgomery for Annual Conference.

What do you do in your free time.........the little there is!
I am writing a soon to be best seller!

Most people don’t know that I:
Drank the kool aid and I am now a cross fit freak.

The most important thing I’ve learned since my first appointment is:
To love the place where you are. I have loved each church I have serviced and the people. It's not better on the other side of the fence. It's the best where you are.