The National Religious Relationships Committee is proud to be hosting the National Duty to God Breakfast in-person once again on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. We will be doing our best to live stream the event to our Facebook Page. A recorded version will be linked here within a week of the breakfast happening. Click here to download the Breakfast Program PDF.
Don Dare has been an adult scouter for thirty plus years. He’s held positions at the regional, area, council, and unit levels. Professionally, Don’s an Emmy Award winning reporter/anchor with WATE-TV Knoxville, Tennessee.
As a volunteer Scouter, Don is currently the NCAP High Adventure Accreditation Chair. He has served as SR, V-P of Marketing; Area 6, V-P of Program; a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, District Chair, District Commissioner.
Don has attended 6 National Jamborees with Hometown Media and helped scouts put together stories for TV. Since 2015, he’s been a member of the Duty to God Breakfast team and the Religious Relationship Committee.
Scouting recognitions include the Silver Buffalo, Silver Antelope, Cross and Flame and Torch Awards from the United Methodist Church where he serves as a Lay Speaker for the Holston Conference. Throughout his 50 years in broadcasting, Don’s has received a number of national journalism awards, including AP Reporter of the Year and Journalist of the Year in Tennessee.
Key Note Speaker:
Bishop Robin Dease is the episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference. She was elected bishop by the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church. Her first assignment as bishop is to the North Georgia Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church and she began service in North Georgia on January 1, 2023.
Bishop Dease has been a supporter of youth growth and development her whole ministry. This includes support of Scouting and serving on the South Carolina Children’s Trust Board. As a District Superintendent, she hosted a 100-year Anniversary Celebration of the relationship between the Methodist Church and the BSA.
Bishop Dease grew up in Brooklyn, New York, one of 13 siblings. She graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1992. She earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in stewardship from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Before her election to the episcopacy, Bishop Dease served as pastor and district superintendent in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and has been involved in numerous denominational and conference boards and committees.