Gilliam (Gil) P. Wise is a graduate of Methodist College (1983) and Duke Divinity
School (1988). He has served in a variety of ministry settings over the past thirty years. Gil and his wife, Linda Trudeau Wise,
have three children.
A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, Gil has a heart for the rural church. It is his belief that reclaiming the
movement of Methodism will reconnect all our churches, regardless of size or location, to a calling that is still deep in our
roots. He believes "We are living in an hour of unprecedented outpouring upon the church of Jesus Christ that we might fulfill our
calling to be a witness to the nations."
District Superintendent appointments are for one year but can be extended for a number of years. District superintendents normally serve six year terms but no
more than eight years consecutively and not to exceed a total of 12 years in a lifetime.
A district superintendent, a church elder, oversees and has supervisory responsibilities for the total ministry of the clergy and of the churches in the communities of the district in their missions of witness and service in the world (Discipline 414).
The district superintendents in the North Carolina Conference meet together with the bishop as the cabinet for appointment making and other responsibilities.
Rev. Gil Wise
The United Methodist Church
District Superintendent of the Beacon District
700 Waterfield Ridge Place
Garner, NC 27529
1–888–661–4941 919–779–9435 Fax: 919–882–8460
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Pastor, New Hope United Methodist Church
The Pastor is the administrative officer of the church and is an ex officio member of all
conferences, boards, councils, commissions, committees, and task forces, unless restricted by 2012 The Book Of Discipline
244.3). The Pastor oversees the total ministry of the local church in its nurturing ministries and in
fullfilling its mission of witness and service in the world (The Discipline
For additional information on the Pastor’s responsibilities
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New Hope United Methodist Church
Rev. C. Renee Edwards
2098 New Hope Road
Hertford, NC 27944
cell phone: 252–333–2793 or
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