Nominations sought for 2020 General Conference delegates
Although the 2019 Special Called General Conference is still a month away, it is time now to start the process for electing our delegation to the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis (May 5-15, 2020). Delegates and Reserves will be elected during the 2019 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference session in June.
The nominating procedure is similar for laity and clergy delegates. To self-nominate, simply send an email to the conference secretary, Laura Jaquith Bartlett. Laity and full-member clergy are also invited to nominate up to four other names (five total), and send those names to the conference secretary by March 1. Persons offering nominations need to include their name and church/charge conference in the nominating email.
Clergy must be members in full connection of the annual conference at the time of nomination. Laity can be any age but must be professing members of The UMC for at least two years, and active in The UMC for at least four years (in Oregon-Idaho). Nominees will be asked to submit a short biography and photo along with written responses to pre-determined questions (for clergy, these can be found in Conference Rule 2.210).
Questions? Contact Laura Jaquith Bartlett (firstname.lastname@example.org), conference secretary, or Jan Nelson (email@example.com), conference lay leader.