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Staffing changes in the Dakotas Camping Ministry and Dakotas United Methodist Foundation

2014 continues to be a season of change and transition both in the Conference Office as well as in the Camping Ministry. Leadership is changing at Lake Poinsett. Diane Weller will serve as the Camping Assistant at the conference office. Sheri Meister, Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been named the Executive Director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation. Darci Stewart will serve as the administrative assistant for the Dakotas UM Foundation.
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Typhoon leaves three Dakotas Conference delegates to the Global Young People's Convocation untouched

Rev. Amy Atkins, Matthew Bader, and Rev. Jen Tyler Dakotas Conference delegates Global Young People's Convocation in the Philippians witnessed the damaged caused by Typhoon Rammasun. The delegates from across the United Methodist connection were safely sheltered. The damages from the typhoon caused convocation to be moved a new venue.
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Welcome to the Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church! Our Conference spans the states of North and South Dakota. Our church family includes more than 270 congregations. In 2012 the Dakotas Conference experienced a 4% growth in attendance. 

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A Message from the Bishop

We are a covenant people, Bishop Bruce R. Ough told clergy at the 2014 Dakotas Annual Conference clergy session. And right now, the very nature and purpose or intent of God’s covenant with us is under immense pressure within The United Methodist Church. He explores what it means to maintain covenant and unity at a time when schism is the way of the world and of the culture.…
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