Dr. Robin Dease appointed by Bishop Holston as the new Hartsville District Superintendent effective June 26……..
Dease felt the call to ministry while a student at Claflin University majoring in Elementary Education.
With a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Stewardship from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, Dease joined the South Carolina Conference in 1992 and was ordained an elder in 2001. She first served as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, Johns Island (1998-2008), followed by John Wesley UMC, Greenville (2008-2012). In 2012, she became Interim Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Claflin University, Orangeburg.
Dease has held a number of district and conference positions; Chair of the Committee on District Superintendency-Charleston District, Conference Board on Ordained Ministry, District Board on Ordained Ministry-Greenville District (2008-2012), Conference Connectional Table Task Force (2012-2012), Chair of Continuing Education Covenant Groups (2008-2012) and District Study Task Force (2011-present). Dr. Dease has represented the South Carolina Conference at the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference and the General Conference 2012.