April’s talk at LEAD 2019: “Discover how women in ministry can strengthen self-identity, support and equip each other, and continue to call out injustice.”

Rev. April Casperson is Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is an ordained deacon passionate about diversity and inclusion, vocational discernment, and the organizations that recruit, educate and equip leaders for thoughtful, intentional ministry. April is a licensed qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory assessment process.

Prior to serving as Director of Diversity and Inclusion, April served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Chair of the West Ohio Board of Ordained Ministry. She holds a bachelor of arts from Otterbein University, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies from MTSO, and has completed doctoral coursework in higher education administration at Ohio University.

April enjoys science fiction, feminist and womanist theology, and constantly fights her introversion in order to hang out with fun extroverts, because the struggle is real but so worth it.