God is Still Speaking,

Farewell to Rev. Alex Vishio


On Saturday, July 13 we will gather at the Conference Office in Catonsville from 11-2 to celebrate Alex’s work and to wish him well as he begins his studies. Please join in extending our gratitude for his ministry and prayers for his future endeavors.

Please RSVP By June 30th with Tristan Battle (tbattle@cacucc.org)


It is with mixed emotions that I announce that the Rev. Alexander (“Alex”) Vishio is leaving the Central Atlantic Conference to pursue his PhD in systematic theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Alex had been serving on a volunteer basis as an Acting Associate Conference minister until last month.

Although I have not had the privilege of working with Alex for a long time, I also have no doubt that he will be both deeply and dearly be missed by the Central Atlantic Conference. Whether it was as a member of the Board of Directors or as Associate Conference Minister, Alex served the Conference as both a thoughtful advocate and passionate fighter for social justice. Whether on the streets of Charlottesville, or in the legislative chambers in Maryland and Washington, or in the pulpits of our churches, Alex has been an insightful and prophetic voice for the gospel of Jesus Christ being manifest in the Shalom of the world and the affirmation of the rights, dignity and wellbeing of all people. The fruit of Alex’s ministry will bless many both inside and outside the Central Atlantic Conference for years to come, and we are greatly in his debt.

On Saturday, July 13 we will gather at the Conference Office in Catonsville from 11-2 to celebrate Alex’s work and to wish him well as he begins his studies. Please join me in extending our gratitude for his ministry and prayers for his future endeavors.

Rev. Freeman Palmer