Rev. Jeff Campbell is the General Secretary/CEO of Discipleship Ministries. Campbell comes to this role having led Discipleship Ministries as the Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming, where he coordinated the work of the agency around three strategic priorities: an Intentional Discipleship System in every church with focus on our identity in Christ and explicitly anti-racist discipleship; equipping local churches to engage their communities, particularly those for whom the church has become irrelevant, recognizing a diverse mission field; and lifting up and creating local, contextual resources globally. Campbell has been instrumental in the creation of resources supporting the See All the People initiative which invites leaders to stop trying to fix their church and start seeing the people that God calls us to reach. Rev. Campbell is a servant leader, speaker, teacher, and ordained elder of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Campbell teaches Intentional Discipleship Systems and Community Engagement in seminaries, annual conferences, districts, and local churches, challenging United Methodist leaders to make the mission of making disciples and transforming communities the center of all that we do. Campbell earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, Linguistics, and Speech from the University of Mary Washington, and his Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School where he was awarded the Alton Raynor Prize for Town & Country Ministry.

Jeff’s LEAD talk topic: Can we overcome the pain of church history and church present, to continue to be disciples and invite others to follow Jesus?