Rev. Karen Vannoy, District Superintendent

Karen VannoyE-mail: kvannoy@dscumc.org   Phone: (520) 325-2775  (888) 379-2862

Rev. Vannoy has served as a clergy person in the United Methodist Church since 1981. She previously served as co-pastor of First United Methodist Church, Phoenix, co-pastor of Travis Park UMC in San Antonio, TX and four other churches in th Austin area including a new church development in the Southwest Texas Conference.

Rev. Vannoy served on the Southwest Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the Austin District Committee on Ordained Ministry and she chaired the Supervision Program for Provisional Members for eight years.  She served as the chairperson of the District Committee on Superintendency in Austin, chairperson of the District Committee on Ministry in San Antonio and has led various conference events including training for pastors in family systems and harassment in the workplace.  She was the recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award from the Southwest Texas Conference for her work at Oak Hill UMC, where worship attendance increased from 350 to over 500 people in three years.

In the Desert Southwest Conference, Rev. Vannoy has served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and designed the RIM Program now in use by the annual conference.  She led the Conference Leadership Team and leads workshops for women clergy at regional and national consultations. She is coauthor with Rev. John Flowers,  of two books:  Not Just a One Night Stand, Ministry with the Homeless, and

Ten Temptations of Church, Why Churches Decline. Together they have written numerous articles and taught in churches and conferences across the country.

Rev. Vannoy brings the skills of supervision, training, and vision for the church's future.  She is a strong administrator with clear gifts in the area of stewardship and evangelism.  She has demonstrated the ability to develop and effectively deploy principled Christian leaders.

Rev. Vannoy is married to Rev. John Flowers who is currently teaching and working on a third book using evolution's principles of adaptivity as parallel and blueprint for the church's ability to adapt to the new religious culture in America.