2023 Fall Clergy Convocation Guest Speaker and Schedule

We've planned the 2023 Fall Clergy Retreat to ensure that all in attendance have time to get away for much-needed rest and relaxation. As details unfold, the schedule will be provided below to help you plan out your time with us at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

This year, we're excited to announce that General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, Dr. Ashley Boggan D., Ph.D., will facilitate our time of learning and clergy development. 

In her role as General Secretary, Dr. Ashley Boggan D., she ensures that The United Methodist Church understands its past in order to envision a more equitable future for all Methodists.

Boggan earned her PhD from Drew Theological School’s Graduate Division of Religion, specializing in both Methodist/Wesleyan Studies and Women’s/Gender Studies. She earned an M.A. from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, specializing in American Religious History. She has previously worked as staff at the General Commission on Archives and History (2012-2014) and the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church (2014-2016).

She was the Director of United Methodist Studies and Assistant Professor Christian History at Hood Theological Seminary (Salisbury, NC), an AME Zion Seminary, from 2017-2019 and was the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies and Assistant Professor of Religion at High Point University (High Point, NC) from 2019-2020.

Boggan is a lay member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and the daughter of two ordained United Methodist ministers. Her Methodist lineage dates beyond this, back to the early 19th century when her great-great-great grandfathers were Methodist circuit-riders. She is the author of Nevertheless: American Methodists and Women's Rights (2020); Entangled: A History of American Methodism, Politics, and Sexuality (2018); and added to the revised American Methodism: A Compact History (2022).