The Rev. Dr. Bruce Baxter was appointed as Southeast District Superintendent in 2017. Previously he served 35 years under appointment in a variety of roles: as a student, a pastor to local congregations in various settings (including a church plant) and as Conference Director of Congregational Development. Bruce has an M.Div (Asbury), Th.M. (Covenant) and Ph.D. (SLU). His primary responsibilities revolve around supporting the ministry of clergy and lay leaders as they form vital congregations to lead people to an active faith in Jesus Christ. He and his wife Audrey have two married adult children and a granddaughter. His hobbies include running, motorcycling, flying small planes and backpacking.