It is with hearts full of gratitude and sadness that today we inform you that the national board of The Fellowship has received a letter from David Bone announcing his intention to retire from his position as Executive Director in 2021.

The specific timeline of this transition has not yet been finalized. While David is retiring from his work with The Fellowship, he does not plan to retire from all employment. We are grateful to David that he has given us this generous lead time as he discerns what the next chapter of his professional work life looks like.

David was hired as Executive Director nearly 30 years ago at Lake Junaluska during the national Convocation. Appropriately, we look forward to celebrating David's long tenure and faithful leadership at next year's 202One event – which will also be held at Lake Junaluska.

As The Fellowship enters this season of transition, know that we will be engaging in significant redefining and revisioning work as an organization. That process begins with our upcoming Prayer and Sabbath Retreat in August as we listen to where the Holy Spirit is leading us.

How can you support The Fellowship right now?

We encourage all Fellowship members to take at least one of these actions to help at this time.

We join David in the confidence that the Holy Spirit is going ahead of us to prepare the way for the next chapter of ministry and leadership for The Fellowship, and we prayerfully seek God's will for our future.


Kevin Presley,
Financial/Personnel Coordinator

Rev. Leigh Anne Taylor,