Rev. Tom Berlin is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Tom serves as the Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia, a multi-site congregation with vital mission partnerships in Northern Virginia and around the globe.
A speaker and author, his recent books include Defying Gravity: Break Free From the Culture of More and Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess. His latest book, Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love Our Neighbor, will be released by Abingdon Press in spring 2019. Tom serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors for Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the United Methodist Church’s Commission on a Way Forward. Tom and his wife Karen have four daughters.
Beverly H. Geer
Following our own NC Annual conference, I followed with great interest,parts of the VA conference online. ( Yes, I live in North Carolina now.)
Thank you for sharing this insightful report. I can feel the agony of the efforts that went into the sessions of GC. It will be a labor of love for the people called United Methodist to return to Wesleyan roots and principles in order to make disciples. But the least that we can do is our utmost to be disciples, for it is to be one that is the requisite to make one. Then, as we learn to return to our roots, bind out hearts with the word of God and share His Son…then we may be able to shape a world that God can transform through us.
May He bless you richly.
I had the great pleasure of meeting your parents over the summer, as they were worshipping with us at Perdido Bay UMC in Pensacola, Fl. They were kind enough to share a fresh copy of Overflow, for which I am grateful. They assured me that I would like you very much and I suspect they are quite right.
Thank you for your ministry and leadership across our connection. It is reaching more than you know.
Darren M. McClellan
Perdido Bay UMC