By Tamica Smith-Jeuitt
"The spirit of that moment never left me," said Wottle who went on to have a successful career in admissions after the Olympics. He's now the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Millsaps College. Speaking on the topic of serving guests, Wottle told the staff each of them has a role in providing good customer service to companions of the Conference.
Rev. Byrd Hillman, the MS United Methodist Conference Pension Liaison, appreciated the message. "The way you treat people initially is very, very important. Today reminds me that we all need to show our enthusiasm for what we do," said Hillman.
"It's interesting seeing how preparing for that Olympic event impacted his life and how you can implement those same skills in achieving goals in your life," said Elizabeth Land, a senior religious studies major at Millsaps College and an intern with Ministerial Services.
Rev. Tim Thompson, the Administrative Assistant to Bishop James Swanson, Sr., said that Wottle was invited to help enhance the gifts and graces of the Conference staff to better serve the Annual Conference.