MILTON-Dixie Brewster was elected as the first lay delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church by lay members of the 2007 Kansas West Annual Conference.Brewster is the Kansas West Conference lay leader.This is the second time she has served as a General Conference delegate.Brewster
husband, Dean, along with their children, Blake and Allison, are members of Milton United Methodist Church
.Brewster is a life-long United Methodist and serves her local church as an organist, United Methodist Women president and chairperson of the Worship and Pastor Parish Relations committees."I learned to lead and I learned about missions while attending UMW with my mom and grandmother," Brewster said.
"As an alternate to Jurisdictional Conference in 2000, the group let me sit in on a vote that I was not knowledgeable enough to make.It still inspired me. From that point on, seeing how the United Methodist Church
was working to make disciples, I knew that I wanted to do everything I could to become more fully involved in the church."Brewster counts as one of her
greatest joys her
work with the conference Board of Laity and the lasting friendships she
has made in that work.She
hopes the church can continue to be successful in mission around the world, growing spiritually as well as in number, while being good stewards of what God provides."I never want to see the United Methodist Church
said."I want the decisions made at General Conference to be Wesleyan
in nature and mission-minded.We will never agree on social issues, therefore, we must be of one mind to focus our energies on furthering the mission of the church."She
leadership "will invite the Holy Spirit to lead us in a way far more relevant than we can even imagine."Brewster
thanks the Kansas West Conference
for the opportunity to serve, and she
welcomes the prayers and questions of the conference members as she
prepares for General and Jurisdictional conferences.Brewster will be leading the delegation along with Pat Ault-Duel, the first-elected clergy delegate.
can be contacted 620-478-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.