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With voting delegates from around the world, The United Methodist Church will gather on April 23 – May 3, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina, for its delayed 2020 General Conference. It may be confusing, but since the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 General Conference, this year’s event is known as the 2020 or 2024 conference. The theme is “… and Know that I am God.”

Delegates will consider revisions to the denomination’s laws and structure, adopt
resolutions on current moral, social, and economic issues, and set a budget for
missional priorities and programming. As the top policymaking body of the worldwide
United Methodist Church, General Conference is the only entity that speaks for the
denomination.

 

General Conference can be both an uplifting experience – a gathering of Methodist siblings from around the world working and praying together – and at the same time a tumultuous experience – so much administrative and legislative work to be done, some of it mundane and some of it heart-wrenching. Our PNW delegates are listed below. Let’s pray for them and all who are participating in General Conference.

Clergy

2020 General Conference Delegate & Reserve (elected in 2018)

  • Elizabeth Schindler
  • Gregg Sealey – Reserve

Western Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

  • Kathleen Weber
  • Joseph Kim
  • DJ del Rosario
  • Jenny Phillips
  • Shalom Agtarap

Western Jurisdictional Conference Reserve Delegates

  • Austin Adkinson
  • Nico Romeijn-Stout
  • Kay Barckley

Laity

2020 General Conference Delegate & Reserve (elected in 2018)

  • Skylar Marston Bihl
  • Brant Henshaw – Reserve

Western Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

  • Falisha Hola
  • Dionica (Nica) Sy
  • Kristina Gonzalez
  • Marie Kuch-Stanovsky
  • Nancy Tam Davis

Western Jurisdictional Conference Reserve Delegates

  • Erin Tombaugh

For more information, there are several excellent resources to visit.
Our PNW Conference resource page at: https://www.pnwumc.org/general-conference-
2024-resource-page
The ResourceUMC site for General Conference:
https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/general-conference-2020
To watch the General Conference livestream, see:
https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/general-conference-2020/live-stream
The UM News site at: https://www.umnews.org/en/landing-pages/general-conference-
news-and-commentary

A recording of a recent “Laity Meet-Up” event with some of our Greater NW Area
delegates for General Conference, led by our Greater NW Area lay leaders: Recording of the first ‘Laity Meet-Up.’

The Rev. Jeremy Smith’s blog with a 3-part series on General Conference:
https://hackingchristianity.net/

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