From the Director

About Dr. Richard Gentzler

Rick-Formal-Photo-100Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. (Rick) is the director for ENCORE Ministries, a ministry of the Golden Cross Foundation of the Tennessee Conference – UMC.  He is recently retired from the Susquehanna Annual Conference and is the former director of the Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.

Why Older Adult Ministry?

I want to briefly explore eight reasons why our denomination and local congregations should be intentional in ministries by, with, and for older adults.

ENCORE Ministry District Team Leaders

A new network of leaders in older adult ministries in the Tennessee Conference has been formed by ENCORE Ministry called ENCORE Ministry District Team Leaders.