The NAUMS Board of Directors has always been a difficult group to lead and this last year it went completely off the rails. The sitting President, my immediate successor, was removed by the Board and the current President installed in July. He's trying to figure out how to get the Board moving again in the right direction.
The craziness in the NAUMS Board has slopped over into our relations with GCUMM and its organs. Our relationship with the General Commission, with the Office of CYSA/Scouting and the Scouting Ministries Committee, with the Conference Presidents of UM Men, and with the UMM Foundation have not been without their difficult moments. The last year's upheavals in the NAUMS Board not only make us look bad to these other groups that we have important relationships with, but it causes a backlash from them toward NAUMS. The new President is having to deal with this now, too.
So, I'm praying that people will act like the disciples of Christ they're all supposed to be and that the current President is successful in getting everyone to work together again.