The Mid-State District and the Episcopal Office announced staffing changes today. Dala Dunn has shifted from working in both the district and episcopal office to working exclusively with the Mid-State as its fully dedicated Executive Assistant.
“The needs of the district require additional hours so it is a blessing that Dala is able to increase her hours with us,” Mid-State District Superintendent, Rev. Sherry Habben said. “Heather Calhoun will continue to serve as the district Communications Coordinator and dCOM Registrar.”
Dunn worked in the Episcopal Office for over 11 years and is on her 15th year with the Mid-State District Office.
“I appreciate the opportunity I had to work in the Episcopal office, supporting Bishop Schnase throughout his assignment in Missouri and his vision of fruitful congregations,” said Dunn. “I look forward to a more focused role with the pastors and congregations in the Mid-State District.”
Catherine Turner has been hired as a full-time Executive Assistant for the Episcopal Office. The position provides administrative support to the Bishop, Assistant to the Bishop, Special Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development and to the Cabinet, and manages daily office functions in the Episcopal Office. Turner has spent 24 years working at Orscheln Management Information Technologies as a document analyst, software trainer, telecommunications manager, and business continuity analyst. A member of New Hope United Methodist in Clark, Turner also serves two Sundays a month at Maple Grove United Methodist in Mexico.
“We are grateful for the work of Dala Dunn in the Episcopal Office,” said Rev. Elmer Revelle, Assistant to the Bishop. “She has been a source of stability and hospitality for the Episcopal Office for over a decade. We are thankful that she is not going far away and can assist with the transition of a new Bishop and administrator.”
Rev. Elmer Revelle, Assistant to the Bishop, and Rev. Kim Jenne, Director of Connectional Ministries, are handling the Episcopal Office communication and calendaring needs during the transition. Turner will begin with the Episcopal Office on October 3.