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SCJ Announces new Executive Director, Eddie Erwin

Effective October 1, 2021.

Eddie Erwin is a life-long United Methodist who has served all levels of our church, from volunteer, local-church Sunday school teacher to globally through several connections. With 20 years of experience in ministry focused on young people, he brings both a comprehensive set of gifts and the ability to handle our current situations.  

One of his spiritual practices is beekeeping, and he will bring that same approach to his role with the South Central Jurisdiction. Each hive is its own establishment, and connection with each ministry and conference requires individual attention but is more substantial with shared resources and collaboration with nearby hives. The same attributes that create a thriving colony, authenticity, working together, and boldness, are found in the ministry settings throughout the connection. The qualities of bees are lessons for all of us; highly adaptable, ever-evolving, experience counts, and focused on the next generation.

Eddie has served as District Lay Leader, General & Jurisdictional Conference delegate for 2012, 2016 (Secretary for General Administration), 2019, & 2020. In addition, he served as Executive Secretary for the Division on Ministry with Young People for the 2012-2016 quadrennium, attended the Global Young People’s Convocation in 2014 in the Philippines, and led the South Central Jurisdictional Delegation to South Africa 2018. From 2015-2021 Eddie served as the Director of Youth & Young Adults, providing training, connections, and empowering our young people. Currently, he is serving on the non-profit boards of Bee Harmony, Methodist youth Ministry Alliance, and the South Central Mission Council.

Eddie lives with his wife, Emily, and their three children in Klein, Texas. When he is not serving the Kingdom, he enjoys the outdoors, traveling, investing in young people, and driving his children to their next activity.