I like this photo of our two Explo2011 hosts. These two have been the public face as they hosted the conference and gave us lots o’ information. I really enjoyed this candid shot of them both as they assumed their default positions before going on the altar.
On the left is Rev. Juan Huertas, an Elder in Louisiana. He seems quieter of the two, so his posture is more pensive, thinking. It’s a wrong assumption, really, as his out-of-the-ballpark end of his sermon this morning indicated that he’s anything but shy when it comes to the Gospel.
On the right is Rev. April Casperson, a Deacon at Methesco. She seems the more mystical of the two, her arms open and singing, waiting to go on the altar area. At first I thought she was holding a bible but why would I be stuck in the Gutenberg generation: clearly, it’s an iPad.
Thanks to the leadership for their commitment to diversity and depth of expression of the wide spectrum of ordained and lay ministry options in the United Methodist Church. Our diversity makes us strong.