Clergy Session (formerly known as the executive session)
On Wednesday, all of the clergy in the West Ohio Conference trekked to Columbus Convention Center for our annual Clergy Session. Apparently this used to take place at Lakeside during Annual Conference, but due to an obscure ruling, it had to move. Thus we were in Columbus. Thankfully (with the price of gas and the fact that I've already used up all my continuing ed/travel money for the 1/2 year), I was able to carpool with some nearby clergy so at least I wasn't by myself...
There was one redeeming factor in the whole day. Well, besides the fact that I'd brought my own cooler of ice-cold drinks with me (no, not that kind of drinks - though it might have made the day a little, well, different!). That was the fact that I now know some interesting and fun people in the Conference. So while people blathered on about rules and regulations, I hung out in the back and talked with them.
Even though the main speaker had some good information, the rest was a waste of time. And YIPPEE, we get to do it all again on a bigger, longer scale at Lakeside in a few weeks.