I am in the Twin Cities today, for a Wesleyan Native American Ministries Board retreat. The purpose of our time together is training for more effective board practices.
Our trainer is Pat McLaughlin, president of The Timothy Group.
The idea that a board can be trained is foreign to me. It's going to be a fascinating experience.
From my experience, boards are like cats -- fairly independent and highly resistant to fetching, begging or rolling over.
But in a couple of days, I'm heading back to Hayward, just in time to try out my new skills at our monthly church board meeting.
"Here kitty, kitty, kitty!"