Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Liberia Area Bishop, addressed the Virginia Annual Conference gathered in Roanoke, Virginia USA on Saturday, June 23.
Bishop Innis Hails Bishop Charlene Kammerer at the Virginia Annual Conference
Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Bishop of the Liberia Area, United Methodist Church praised Bishop Charlene Kammerer of the Richmond Area as an “insightful, vision-driven and a Christ-centered leader in the Virginia Conference. These words of commendation were part of Bishop Innis’ address delivered to the congregation attending the Ordination Service of the Virginia Conference on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Bishop Innis also praised and thanked Bishop Kammerer who he said God elected to serve The United Methodist Church for sixteen years starting from the Western North Carolina Annual Conference and ending her active episcopacy in the Virginia Annual Conference in August of this year. “Your brothers and sisters of the church of Africa as well as the Council of Bishops are proud of your episcopal leadership, the Liberian bishop added.
Commenting further, Bishop Innis said, “You have made a significant spiritual difference in the two conferences you served as well as the Council of Bishops. Your spirit-filled leadership has impacted the lives of children,healed the broken-hearted, and set at liberty the oppressed and met the needs of struggling people around the globe. God has truly called, equipped, ordained and sent you everywhere as a faithful servant and your commitment have marked you as an effective disciple of Jesus Christ in transforming the world,” Bishop Innis concluded.
During the service, Chenda Innis Lee, the oldest daughter of Bishop Innis and Mrs. Irene Innis was commissioned as Rev. Chenda Innis Lee. The commissioning ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. John G. Innis. Among the congregation that attended the ordination service were Rev. Asa Lee, husband of Chenda, their children, other family members, and parents of the couple.