As I am starting off the new year, I wanted to take some time to share how proud I am of close family members. I have shared life with each one in a special way and each has taught me how to live. I am going to start with my dad.
My dad, Mark Conard, is a great dad and an excellent United Methodist pastor. I am proud of the way that he leads congregations. I see in him a constant desire to do the best that he is able for all of God’s people. He has a passion for the people of Zimbabwe and that the churches of which he is a part will take the next step in faith. I have learned a lot about ministry from his experience and will continue to learn from him.
Beyond that, he is a great dad – supportive, caring, fun. I appreciate the way that he has supported me through the years in many different days. I hope to be a dad like him one day.