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The Great Lakes Conference Team

Great Lakes Conference Bishop

Bishop Lynn Thrush

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Administrative Assistant

Dyan Garner

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Minister of Generational Discipleship

Pastor Christina Embree


Pastor Christina Embree is a minister of generational discipleship for the Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ and Lead Pastor at Plowshares Brethren in Christ in Lexington, KY.  Christina has a heart to see homes as the primary place for faith formation and spiritual growth for kids, parents, grandparents, and every other member of the family.

She earned a Master of Arts in Ministry, Children, Youth, and Family focus from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation at IWU.


Her husband, Luke, is the pastor/church planter at Plowshares Brethren in Christ and they have three children Hannah, Naomi, and Caleb. 

Director of Cared for While Leading

Pastor Vicki Podjasek

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Pastor of The Seed
The GLC's Online Ministry

Pastor Vicki Podjasek

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