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Leading from the heart: Still learning after forty years

By: Bishop Laurie Haller, interim bishop of the Dakotas Conference

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As a bishop, I have the joy of a bird’s-eye view of The United Methodist Church by hearing stories every day of lives that are changed because of the mission and innovative ministry of United Methodists in every corner of North and South Dakota and Iowa.

Still learning after forty years of blessing, growing, trying new things, and humbly serving, I am deeply grateful for every person who has encouraged me over these last forty years. I have made many mistakes along the way and wish I could have had a few more do-overs. Yet, still, the building of relationships and the partnership of laity and clergy in ministry has changed more lives and transformed more hearts than we will ever know.

Read Bishop Laurie Haller's full blog post here.

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