SHAPE continues to expand!
December saw the emergence of Western Pennsylvania as our newest SHAPE region! We are grateful to Regional Pastor Rebecca New-Edson and Regional Coordinator Barbara Ferraro for their leadership in helping launch SHAPE. Thirty-one people met at Whitehall Camp in Emlenton, December 6–7, 2012, for Cohort 1 Orientation. Led by Rebecca New-Edson and Paul Dreger, the group was introduced to the core values of SHAPE and met for the first time in their clusters to experience their first steps in the SHAPE journey. Leaders for the five clusters in Cohort 1 are Gary Bates, Phil Conklin, Keven Dickerman, Barbara Ferraro, Bill Hargenrader, Dean Olson, John Phillips, Sharon Price, Herb Shaffer, Bob Shallenberger, Dan Smith, and Jimmy Swogger.
The launch of Cohort 2 in Eastern Canada, originally scheduled for December 12–14, 2012, has been postponed until early 2013. Cluster leaders for Cohort 2 are Bob Barnhart and Stanley Desjardine. Regional Pastor Cecile Barnhart and Pastor Craig Arbon provide leadership for SHAPE in Eastern Canada.