Our Methodist theology and mission aren’t designed for the grieving of an institution. They’re rooted in God’s transforming grace. Whatever the future holds, we are each called to be in the making as disciples of Jesus, and involved in the making of others.


Fostering a culture of disciple-making.

The life and ministry of Dr. Tim McClendon, the South Carolina conference episcopal nominee, bears much fruit in authentic Wesleyan disciple-making. He is well-equipped to serve the episcopacy through:

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as United Methodists?


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He’s a husband, father, and “Mac Mac.”

Tim and Cindy have been married 40 years, with three children: Narcie, Josh and Caleb. Narcie is campus minister at Gator Wesley, and Josh is an associate minister at Shandon UMC. Tim is “Mac Mac” to his five beloved grandchildren.

An avid blogger.

Dr. Tim’s personal blog, “A Potter’s View”, has hundreds of subscribers across the Connection. His posts have been featured at, in the United Methodist News Service, and more.

And amateur mountain-man.

Tim is a lifelong outdoorsman. Whether on solo trips for personal renewal, or facilitating group retreats, Tim loves to get away to camp, fish, canoe, and catch up on his reading. Favorite spots include Mt. Mitchell in NC, and the New River in VA.