On Monday, June 6, the General Conference of The Wesleyan Church, by overwhelming vote, elected Rev. Anita Eastlack to the office of executive director of the Division of Church Multiplication and Discipleship. She had been nominated for that post by newly-elected General Superintendent, Dr. Wayne Schmidt. The election is for a 4-year term, and will begin at the rise of the General Conference on Wednesday, after which the reins of the division will be handed to her by outgoing Dr. James Dunn.
Anita Eastlack is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and currently serves as co-district superintendent of Penn-Jersey District along with her husband Karl. She is a servant leader who is passionate about using her spiritual gifts and experiences to serve the kingdom of God through The Wesleyan Church. She had the privilege of growing up in a church-planting Christian home, where she gave her heart and life fully to the Lord at an early age. A graduate of Houghton College and holding a Master’s degree from Wesley Seminary, she is well-trained and equipped to lead.
Throughout her years in local church and district leadership, Rev. Eastlack has repeatedly proven to be a change agent for the Church. Her wide-ranging ministry experiences include church health, church planting, church growth, fund-raising, networking, vision casting, property acquisition, overseeing district-wide events, missions, providing pastoral and organizational leadership and care, and founding and directing a preschool.
In her current role as co-district superintendent, Anita provides leadership and care for congregations who are diverse in location, setting, size, membership composition and ministry focus. Highly respected across The Wesleyan Church, Anita is loved by her husband Karl and her family, and beloved by the many people she serves. Anita is known for being a strategic thinker, an agent of change and a fervent, faithful follower of Christ.