Proposal to First United Methodist Church

Director of Outreach and Communications

First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge is my home. I was confirmed and ordained and served as Associate Pastor for seven wonderful years. My mother is buried in the memorial garden. In the past, it would have been impractical and inadvisable to return, after 15 years, to a ministry presence at FUMC. As the COVID pandemic has pushed the adoption of digital communication and made remote working more acceptable across society and in the church, the opportunity now exists to bring the knowledge, passion, and experience I have gained in national engagement and communication to this beloved congregation.

My Resume
About the Lakelands Institute


I wish to enter into a contract with First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through the Lakelands Institute, to perform the tasks indicated in the job description for the Director of Outreach and Communications.

To perform this contract, I will:

I propose that:

Thank you for considering this, and please be in touch.

Rev. Steven D. Martin
Founder, The Lakelands Institute

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