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THE DELEGATION

General Conference

The Delegation is comprised of those elected at Annual Conference to participate in the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

RESOURCES

Our Cal-Pac General/Jurisdictional Conference Delegation is currently preparing for the postponed 2020 General Conference, which begins April 23, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Reading and reviewing many reports and proposals that will come to the General Conference, to understand more about proposals and their implications
  • Building relationships and coalitions with other delegates to advocate for changes that we see as critical for the church, including three key priorities: creating a more equitable regionalized church structure for our worldwide denomination, approving revised Social Principles that speak faithfully to our current reality, and removing harmful anti-LGBTQ+ policies.

Since we were elected, we have also been a part of additional work, during this unusual season in our denomination.

  • Leading our Annual Conference’s envisioning of a new, inclusive form of Methodism in the wake of the Special Session of General Conference in 2019. This included drafting concrete proposals for our organizational future, including disaffiliation.
  • Participating in the Western Jurisdictional Conference (November 2-5, 2022) in Salt Lake City, Utah. We elected 3 new Bishops.

California-Pacific Annual Conference has three clergy and three lay delegates to General Conference. At the Western Jurisdictional Conference, they are joined by an additional 8 Jurisdictional Conference clergy and lay delegates; these Jurisdictional Conference delegates as well as all the Reserve Delegates all are able to serve as alternate delegates to General Conference. The first-elected delegates serve as leaders of our delegation.

GENERAL CONFERENCE CLERGY DELEGATES
  • Rev. Allison Mark
  • Rev. Sandy Olewine
  • Rev. Molly Vetter
JURSDICTIONAL CONFERENCE CLERGY DELEGATES
  • Rev. Dr. Tom Choi
  • Rev. Frank Wulf
  • Rev. Richard Bentley
  • Rev. Patricia Farris
  • Rev. Dr. Judy Chung
  • Rev. Mandy McDow
  • Rev. Moonyoung Lee
  • Rev. Dr. Ken Walden
RESERVE CLERGY DELEGATE
  • Rev. Dr. Denyse Barnes
GENERAL CONFERENCE LAY DELEGATES
  • Monalisa Tu’itahi
  • Mark Stephenson
  • Mele Maka
JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE LAY DELEGATES
  • JoAnn Fukumoto
  • Rachel Gipson
  • Jason Takagi
  • Dione Taylor
  • Mele Faiva Blagojovich
  • Liz Roark
  • Katharine Henry
  • Larry Hygh
  • Sierra Choi
RESERVE LAY DELEGATES
  • Tema Finau
  • Cathy Wilson

gc2020@calpacumc.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

23aprAll Day03may[Postponed from 2020] UMC General Conference(All Day) PDT

12junAll Day15AC2024: The 40th Annual Session of the California-Pacific Conference(All Day) PDT

10julAll Day13Western Jurisdictional Conference 2024(All Day) PDT

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GC2020 Delegation
gc2020@calpacumc.org

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