Yesterday, I flew in to Akron/Canton and started this crazy adventure called Jurisdictional Conference. I’m still not quite sure what we are doing except for electing bishops (which we aren’t this year) and moving bishops (which a committee will take care of) and nominating and electing people to general agencies (which is also mostly committee work).
I have dubbed this the Conference of Going Through the Motions and Jumping Through Hoops.
On the other hand, I had a great time catching up with people who were my anchors during GC2012. We found an awesome place to eat called CRAVE, ran into my first pastor (now turned Bishop Ough) and his wife and got some huge hugs, and connected with some young adult clergy and laity from Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.
The one hour time difference might through me off the most. I was not worn out but not sleepy last night, but for some reason, on the day I can sleep to my hearts content (we don’t start until 2 today), I got myself out of bed at 8:30 (7:30 Iowa time!).
Time to make coffee and explore for a bit before we dive into the hoop jumping.