ROME (MEOR) – The MEOR Forum, the oversight committee of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome, met virtually on 3 September for its annual meeting. WMC general Bishop Ivan Abrahams and Rev. Ruth Gee from the Methodist Church in Great Britain are the Forum co-chairs. Due to COVID-19, the annual meeting was shortened and focused mostly on administrative matters. The Forum thanked the Rev. Dr. Daniel Pratt Morris-Chapman who served as the MEOR interim director from 2019-2020 for his service. They also welcomed the new MEOR director and WMC representative to the Roman Catholic Church the Rev. Matthew A. Laferty; Laferty is appointed to serve for 5 years.
During its meeting, the Forum agreed to start a strategic planning process in 2021 to be organized by Bishop Abrahams.
Serving in a temporary capacity, the Forum also welcomed Ms. Stefanie Gabuyo from the Methodist Churches in Italy to work as the MEOR acting administrator for 2020-2021.
In other news, the MEOR guesthouse remains closed through the end of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Rev. Laferty can be reached by email at director [at] meorome.org.