July 12, 2016
For more than a decade, Bishop Robert Schnase has been a bold and transformative leader for Missouri Methodism. Through word and deed he has helped to revitalize and refocus Missouri’s clergy and laity around the idea of fruitful, vital congregations.
This Annual Conference Session the Missouri Conference said farewell to Bishop Schnase as he completed the maximum term of 12 years of service at one location. To honor his service people contributed to the Five Practices Fund for Fruitful Congregations. This charitable endowment fund will build on Bishop Schnase’s legacy by underwriting educational programming for Missouri United Methodists. Renowned thinkers, authors, speakers, books, and other media will enrich our conference gatherings and continue to build a culture of excellence and renewal.
To donate with a check, please make payable to Missouri United Methodist Foundation and send to PO Box 1076, Columbia, MO, 65205. The fund is currently at $79,015.50, including a $25,000 match from the Missouri United Methodist Foundation.