Todd Seifert is communications director for the Great Plains Conference (Kansas and Nebraska) of the United Methodist Church, a position he accepted in 2015 after 20 years as a journalist. In the local church, he has taught Bible studies aimed at promoting discipleship and evangelism among participants. He has facilitated the full Disciple I Bible study on multiple occasions, and has facilitated Disciple II, the Covenant Bible study and numerous other studies with adults and youth. He is a certified lay minister in the United Methodist Church and pastor of Lawrence Centenary UMC in Kansas. He is a regular contributor to an online daily devotion email within the Great Plains Conference. He also hosts a podcast titled “In Layman’s Terms” that tells stories about discipleship and shares brief reflections on scripture.