Rev. Lia McIntosh is an ordained elder in the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. After graduating from seminary in 2010, she planted Renaissance United Methodist Church and pastored St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Kansas City. Lia spent twelve years working in corporate business before answering her call to ministry and recently spent a year serving as community organizer. Today, she serves as a coach for church planters and pastors across the US and as Associate Director of Congregational Excellence for the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. She enjoys running, reading, music, and lives with her husband and three children near Kansas City, Missouri.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Women in Church Planting – Hosted by Path 1
This Pre-conference is for women in church planting leadership of all types: Lead Pastors, Church Planters, Executive Pastors, staff at a church plant or in a planting agency, or planter spouse.
Day / Time: Monday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 311

Workshop Session 1: Women in Church Planting
Are you searching to find ways to serve God faithfully in a church plant while bringing your whole self and the myriad of roles that you play to the process? Are you looking for ways to breakthrough gender stereotypes to make the world a more just and safe place for women in leadership and beyond? Would you value conversation with women who are involved in church planting leadership? If any of these speak to you, please join this conversation among women involved Church Planting. This workshop will talk about creating balance and self-care routines, juggling priorities and roles, and leading effectively as women in leadership in church planting. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing strategies for your success!!
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 311

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