I’m Back: My Return to the Mansfield Mission Center

Mansfield is a family friendly city primarily in Tarrant County Texas that is nearly equidistant from Dallas and Forth Worth. I first experienced life in Mansfield when I purchased a home there in the 1990s. Since that time the population has nearly tripled, growing from around 25,000 to 70,000. As Mansfield has grown so has the need to care for all who call the city home. Individuals, businesses, government, faith communities and nonprofits have worked independently and collaboratively to Read More …

Top 5 Posts of 2018

2018 has been a year of new beginnings for me. The year began with my family moving into a new home.  As the year progressed other major changes followed including two that appear in this year's list of top blog posts (selected based on total number of views this calendar year): Top 10 Books of 2018 (December) Book Recommendations - May 2018 (May) Now Open (March) Book Recommendations - July 2018 (July) My Year of Social Enterprise (July) So What? This year's list includes Read More …

My Year of Social Enterprise

A year ago this week I announced that I had accepted the position of Director of Social Enterprise at the Wesley Mission Center. Over the last twelve months, I've been blessed to serve the people living within the bounds of Mansfield Independent School District - a geographic area that includes the city of Mansfield as well as parts of Arlington, Grand Prairie, Rendon and other areas. Founded as an outreach ministry of First Methodist Mansfield, the organization grew and became its own Read More …

Adese Fellowship (Social Enterprise)

Two months ago I wrote about experiencing "many first days" in a relatively short period of time.  One of those first days was starting my role as Director of Social Enterprise at the Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield, Texas. Shortly after starting that position I learned that the United Church of Christ was accepting applications for a social enterprise fellowship targeting those interested in changing the world for good via social enterprise. Adese "Adese" comes from the Amharic Read More …

I’m Back: My Return to Ministry

Today, I am pleased to announce my return to ministry.  In just a few weeks I will begin serving as Director of Social Enterprise at the Wesley Mission Center (WMC) in Mansfield, Texas. In sharing the news with those closest to me, I am answering the same important questions over and over again. What exactly will you be doing? When did you become a Methodist? What about your love of education? Director of Social Enterprise Social enterprise is a term that has increased in Read More …