Jurisdictional & General Conference Connection










Meet the 2020 Oregon-Idaho delegates elected to General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference


GC Delegate & Reserve

  • Jan Nelson (3rd row middle)

WJ Conference Delegates

  • Mark Bateman (1st row, 2nd from left)
  • Kylie Nelson (1st row, right)

WJ Conference Reserve Delegates

  • Lydia Henry (1st row, 3rd from left)
  • Carter Lybeck (1st row, left)


GC Delegate & Reserve

  • Wendy Woodworth (3rd row, left)
  • Anna Cho – Reserve (3rd row, right)

WJ Conference Delegates

  • Donna Pritchard (2nd row, 2nd from left)
  • Jeremy Smith (2nd row, right)

WJ Conference Reserve Delegates

  • Daryl Blanksma (2nd row, left)
  • Julia Nielsen (2nd row, 3rd from left)

Find contact information in the Conference Journal

General Conference

The General Conference is the United Methodist denomination's top law-making assembly. It usually meets every four years and is the body that decides the mission, direction, budget, and positions of the United Methodist Church across the globe. Every annual conference is represented by delegates. The leaders above were elected at the 2019 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference to serve at the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences.

Covid pandemic caused postponement

The 2020 called Conference which was to be held be held in St. Paul, Minnesota, May 5-15, was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. The new tentative date is August 29-Seotember 6, 2022.

Jurisdictional Conference

The next Jurisdictional Conference of the of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church (whch includes the Oregon-Idaho Conference) is tentatively scheduled for November 13, 2021 as an online meeting. See the Western Jurisdiction website for announcements.

The five US Jurisdictional Conferences are scheduled to meet Nov. 2-4, 2022. As Pandemic restrictions change frequently, be sure to confirm these dates.

Read about the July 17, 2021 Special Session.

Read more about the Western Jurisdiction and contact information

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