How to Ascend a Learning Curve

Preparing for the 2004 Wesleyan General Conference was one of the “sharpest learning curves I've ever been on,” says Ronald Kelly, general secretary of the Wesleyan Church, Noblesville, Ind.

Indeed. After being elected general secretary, Kelly had 3½ years to prepare for the conference, held every four years, as well as taking over the other duties: record keeping, archives, public relations, and care of church world headquarters in Noblesville. During those first years he also oversa

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