General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates:

Front (seated-from left): Kristine Adams, Krystl Johnson, Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, Judy Ehninger, Susan Grimm Mattox. Middle (standing, from left): Lenora Thompson, Clarita Anderman Krall, Rev. Andrea Brown, Rev. Hannah Bonner, Ann Jacob, Rev. Monica Guepet, Rev. Mandy Miller, Rev. Christopher J. Kurien, Rev. Edward Locke Cameron. Back (standing, from left): Rev. Johnson Dodla, David Koch, Rev. Daniel Lebo, Matthew Calderone, Samuel Longmire, Rev. Robin Hynicka.

Not pictured: General Conference delegate the Rev. Lydia Muñoz and NE Jurisdictional Conference delegate Elizabeth Santos Fisher. (Photo by Paul Davis.)

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Commission considers status of postponed General Conference

Nashville, Tenn.: The Commission on the General Conference announced today that it is continuing to move forward with logistical planning for the postponed 2020 General Conference, but that it continues to monitor various factors, including pandemic-related developments, which could impact the decision to hold the event on the previously announced dates of August 29 – September 7, 2022.  A determination is slated to be made during the first quarter of 2022 about whether to hold the postponed 2020 General Conference as currently scheduled or to consider further postponement.

Meeting online on November 18, 2021, the Commission voted to meet during the first quarter of next year, when they will consider the most up-to-date information available relative to COVID-19 disease prevalence, vaccine availability, public health guidelines, travel restrictions, financial considerations and other pertinent issues.

Upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Commission also adopted a set of values to guide them in their decision making: a reasonable threshold of delegate presence and participation; the health and safety of General Conference delegates, staff, volunteers and guests; inclusion of the broad diversity of the church; anti-racism; integrity; credibility; recognition of the mission of The United Methodist Church (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world; and awareness of the Commission’s responsibility and purpose in planning for the General Conference... Read More