Beginning this summer (2013), the Iowa Annual Conference will have the capability to provide all clergy within the conference with a permanent email address which will not change regardless of where they are appointed, including retirement. This capability is being made available through the Google for Non-Profits program which provides resources to non-profit organizations around the world at no cost. This provides users with access to the Google Apps family of programs, including Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google+ and others.
Each user account will have an assigned email address based on the users name in the format of First.Last@iaumc.net , a special domain we have reserved specifically for this project. The account will have a space allocation of 30GB of storage, which may be shared between the Gmail and Google Drive programs.
Final logistical details are being worked on now with a projected rollout of mid to late summer. For more information you may contact Roland Minshall, Manager of Information Technology for the Iowa Annual Conference ( Roland.Minshall@iaumc.org ).
For information on the Google for Non-Profits program please visit http://www.google.com/nonprofits