Betsey Heavner is the director of Congregational Leader Formation at the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN. A deacon in the Northwest Texas Conference, Betsey is the author of Living the Faith: What Every Teacher Needs to Know, Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation: Pastor-Parish Relations, 2001-2004 (Cokesbury, 2000), and The FaithQuest Leader’s Guide. Betsey acts as coordinator and writer for the Congregational Leaders website. In addition, she has written devotions for The Upper Room Disciplines as well as other articles and newsletters. She is a certified Minister of Christian Education and has served as Director of Spiritual Leader Development in the Northwest Texas Conference and as Christian Education Director in a local congregation.