Leading Now and Into the Future - Rev. Doug Cue

Leading Now and Into the Future - Rev. Doug Cue

October 22, 2021

Rev. Doug Cue
District Superintendent of the Golden Valley District

I have served local churches for 36 years. Three of those years was in the Kansas East Conference, the remainder has been here in Iowa. The past 28 months has been in the role of the Golden Valley District Superintendent. I have served multi point charges, rural settings, large churches, and provided interim leadership. I have always practiced, emphasized, and modeled authentic relationship. I don’t build barriers…I build bridges. 

I love God and I love my neighbor. I anticipate the escalation of pace and anxiety as we move into congregations and clergy making choices on their anticipated future. I covenant to resource, facilitate, and assist in navigating communities and pastors to their preferred destination. 

The recent professional interviews on the Golden Valley District often times included candid conversations regarding the future UMC. It is presumptuous at this time to state what that will be, but it is my hope that it will be a place where convictions are respected and choices on local levels will be affirmed. If that reality emerges, I am firmly invested and committed to remaining in the United Methodist Church. 

Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”  - John 13:34-35 (The Message)

Read the previous Leading Now personal reflections here.