Chesapeake Conference


Story by Evan Knott

The Chesapeake Conference Executive Committee recently voted to appoint Tom Boggess as association secretary and Planned Giving and Trust Services director. 

Boggess has worked in the department for the last six years as the Trust Services field representative and assistant director. Boggess fills the position previously held by Sean Robinson, who recently accepted a position at Hope Channel.

In addition to his experience in trust services, Boggess brings an extensive background in pastoral ministry to his new position. Boggess served as the pastor of the Martinsburg (W.Va.) church for 18 years, and, until recently, pastored the Prince Frederick church in Port Republic, Md., part-time. Boggess previously worked for more than 10 years as a pastor in the Potomac Conference.

“Tom will provide solid, spiritual leadership and careful management of the business affairs of the association,” says Jerry Lutz, conference president.

The conference has been growing, and so there’s been a lot more activity in buying and selling,” Boggess says. “I think that’s going to continue and [more churches] are going to be in the process of wanting to buy, and we want to be ready to help them do that.”

Shawn Paris and Kenia Reyes de Leon are the new directors for Chesapeake Conference’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department and the Children’s Ministries Department.

Story by Evan Knott

The Chesapeake Conference Executive Committee recently approved a reconfiguration of the conference’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department and the Children’s Ministries Department. The committee appointed two new directors: Kenia Reyes de Leon as Youth and Young Adult Ministries director and Shawn Paris as Camp Ministries and Missions director. Ann Reynolds will now serve exclusively as the Children’s Ministries director.

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Editorial by Jerry Lutz

If you’re thinking that things in this world don’t appear to be making much sense these days, you’re not alone, and it’s because they don’t. The confusion and societal upheavals we are witnessing and experiencing today—which may seem new and unheard of—are just the current versions of what has been going on long before any of us came onto the scene. The difference today is that, unlike previous generations, we have instant, digital access to virtually everything in real time, including what’s happening around the world.