Rev. Blair Boyd Zant is a pastor, preacher, wife, and mother, and Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. CCE exists to support, resource, and equip congregational leaders in making disciples for Christ, and witnessing transformation in the lives of individuals and communities. She specializes in leadership development, strategic vision planning, worship, and welcome. She loves to preach, but her favorite place is around the Communion Table. She is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and Duke Divinity School (Go Blue Devils!). She has served Sardis UMC, Sandy Springs UMC, and Cannon UMC in Snellville, where she served as Co-Senior Pastor alongside her husband Rev. Will Zant. Will is now the Lead Pastor of Haygood Memorial UMC in Midtown Atlanta. In every season, Blair’s work is meant to honor Christ, and promote true collaboration between congregants, between congregations, and between congregations and their communities. “I want everything I do to bring about Oneness: with Christ, with Others, and in Ministry to the World.