Bishop's Leadership Team

Creation of Bishop’s Leadership Team

Are you a creative thinker?  Do you seek the greater good of our connection? Are you interested in driving positive change and providing leadership through complex challenges?  If so, we invite you to consider applying to be part of the Bishop’s Leadership Team.  

In 2015, we launched the Bishop’s Operational Team to help shepherd the Iowa Conference in developing a healthier culture around our mission, vision, and strategic priorities.  The members of this team developed child teams that focused on leadership, aligning resources around staffing and apportionments, and communities of faith.  The lay and clergy members of this team over the last seven years have served us well in making significant changes within our conference and we give thanks for their time and energy as the work of the BOT concludes.  

We find ourselves now in a new season, with a new episcopal leader, and the adaptive challenges we face have never been greater.  This fall, Bishop Kennetha is forming the Bishop’s Leadership Team to support her as we develop our adaptive capacity within the annual conference and engender unity of purpose and focus around our mission statement: to inspire, equip, and connect communities of faith to cultivate world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ

The Bishop’s Leadership Team will work with the bishop to address key adaptive questions that impact our ability to carry out our mission along with key stakeholders. This team will not focus on the technical work of the conference, but will go deep to discern new strategies: focusing on creativity, generative ideas, leaning into new ways of thinking and behaviors, and clarifying values.  

We are seeking members for this team based on their gifts and graces.  Team members must be spiritually centered, effective in their ministry, generative and creative in their thinking, curious, and able to hold the good of the whole at the center – rather than parochial or group interests.  Members must also be able and willing to commit to a monthly in-person meeting.  

How to Apply: 

If you are ready to help us experiment our way into the future and embrace the challenges of adaptive leadership, we invite you to apply to join the team.  To submit your application, please complete this online form by July 31, 2023.  Be prepared to share your experiences, gifts, and why you believe you would be a great fit for the Bishop’s Leadership Team.  We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and experiences.  Join us as we work together to inspire, equip, and connect communities of faith and cultivate world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ in this increasingly complex season!  

If you have any questions or need further information, reach out to Rev. Katie Dawson ([email protected], 515-974-8903).  We look forward to reviewing applications at the beginning of August and starting this work sometime in September.