Meeting Planning as Ministry

If you ask Stella Beene-Venson to describe her life's work, she'll probably say hospitality rather than meeting planning.

Hospitality is “part of my ministry. It coincides with my faith and the job I have,” she says.

For 16 years, Beene-Venson has been the meeting/travel coordinator for the division of ordained ministries, section of chaplains and related ministries, of The United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Nashville, Tenn. In that role,

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