Gentzler to speak at senior-adult conference at Madison church


The Rev. Dr. Richard Gentzler, director of the Center on Aging and Older-Adult Ministries for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, will be the featured speaker when Madison St. Matthew’s UMC serves has host for a senior adult conference.

The event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6, is titled “Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century.”

The conference, designed for pastors and church representatives interested in senior-adult ministry, will include sessions on topics such as myths and realities of aging, spirituality and aging, how to design an older-adult ministry and intentional ministry with older adults.

The cost to attend the conference is $15, which includes lunch. Advance reservations are required. For information or to enroll, contact Nora Roberts at 601-856-9581 or