Take the Next Step: Reaching More People, Younger People, More Diverse People


Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.Dinner and Symposium Honoring Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

From seminary student to seminary president, and from local church pastor to founding director of the Lewis Center, Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., has devoted his life to serving God and the church. Wesley Theological Seminary and the Lewis Center invite you to join us for a celebratory dinner and symposium honoring Dr. Weems’s many contributions in leading the church to greater fruitfulness.

Celebratory Dinner

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Wesley Theological Seminary | Washington, DC | $100


  • 6:00 p.m. Gathering & Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner


Friday, September 29, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wesley Theological Seminary | Washington, DC | $35


  • 8:30 a.m.   Gathering
  • 9:30 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction by Wesley Theological Seminary President David McAllister-Wilson and Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
  • 9:45 a.m.   Presentation by Bishop Carter — Reaching More People
  • 10:15 a.m. Questions
  • 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. Presentation by Bishop Huie — Reaching Younger People
  • 11:15 a.m. Questions
  • 11:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:45 a.m. Presentation by Rev. Daniels — Reaching More Diverse People
  • 12:15 p.m. Questions
  • 12:30 p.m. Conclusion by Lovett H. Weems, Jr., F. Douglas Powe, Jr., and David McAllister-Wilson

Guest Speakers

Bishop Carter Bishop Huie 
Dr. Kenneth H. Carter is the bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served on the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Committee on Faith and Order, Ministry Study Commission, University Senate, and National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry. Bishop Carter currently chairs the United Methodist Church Holistic Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Task Force on Human Rights and Investment. He is a graduate of Columbus College, Duke University Divinity School, the University of Virginia, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Bishop Carter’s most recent book is Pray For Me: The Power in Praying For Others (Upper Room, 2012).

Dr. Janice Riggle Huie serves in ministry with the Texas Methodist Foundation in the area of Leadership Formation, following 20 years as a bishop of the United Methodist Church. During her tenure as bishop of the Texas Annual Conference, her priorities included recruiting gifted young pastors and supporting and training current pastors. Bishop Huie has served as president of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Council of Bishops, UMCOR Board of Directors, and South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Daniels, Jr., is a  pastor, author, and leader of a Relevant, Enthusiastic, Authentic and Loving church movement. He is Lead Pastor at Emory United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, and has been District Superintendent in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. Rev. Daniels has served as a co-chair of the Washington Interfaith Network and teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Daniels is a graduate of American University, Howard University School of Divinity, and Wesley Theological Seminary. His books include Begging for REAL Church (Beacon of Light Resources, 2009), The Power of REAL (Not Just a Curtain Puller, 2011) and Walking with Nehemiah (Abingdon, 2014).

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