In a letter to leaders of the Indiana Conference, United Theological Seminary President Dr. Kent Millard, Dr. Wendy Deichmann, and Vice President Callie Picardo thanked Indiana United Methodists for supporting Reverends Winston Ashcroft, Francis Charley, and Solomon Rogers of Sierra Leone while each completed his Master’s Degree in Christian Ministries. The trio graduated December 2018 and was recognized during a celebration hosted by Central UMC in Richmond.
In a video announcement shared during the 2018 Annual Conference session, the reverends each expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the ways they were regarded during their stay in Indiana. In the letter, UTS leaders encouraged Indiana United Methodists to keep the graduates in prayer “that they will bless many others through their ministries in Africa and beyond.”