Bishop Leonard Fairley currently serves as the Bishop for the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was assigned to The Louisville Area effective September 1, 2016. He was nominated by the North Carolina Conference and was elected July 13, 2016 on the seventh ballot during the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Read more about Bishop Fairley here.
As the daughter and granddaughter of Methodist ministers, Hannah McMillan grew up in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was the Youth President of the NC Conference from 2009 through 2010. She has served on the NC Conference Youth Ministry Operations Team since 2015. In this role, she has been the Mentor Coordinator for our Conference Youth Officers, which allows her to work with young people to develop their leadership skills. Read more about Hannah here.
In over 20 years of ministry, NCC Pilgrimage continues to prayfully aim to create meaningful experiences for the youth of the NC Conference. With this guidance, the Ministry is thrilled to welcome two United Methodists to serve as leaders in word and prayer at the 2019 event. Both Bishop Fairley and Hannah have deep roots in the United Methodist Church and the NC Conference.
The Ministry Team of NCC Pilgrimage has spent many hours in prayerful leadership, with youth and adult leader guidance, in the process of speaker selection. You are invited to pray alongside the team in the coming months as Bishop Fairley and Hannah prepare to share at Pilgrimage 2019.
Starting with the 2019 event, a past NC Conference youth will be invited to serve as a speaker for at least 1 session during the Pilgrimage Weekend. The Ministry Team finds this is a powerful way to empower, equip and nurture youth to become leaders in the local, district and conference levels of the church. Hannah is the inaugural speaker for this aspect of the Ministry.
Hannah will serve as the speaker on Friday Evening and Bishop Fairley will serve as the speaker on Saturday Morning, Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning.