General Conference 2016

The 2016 General Conference will meet May 10-20, 2016, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. It meets once every four years. Elected clergy (pastors) and lay (local church members) delegates from every Annual Conference and Central Conference will gather to worship, pray, debate and vote as one body. Bishops preside at the sessions of the General Conference but do not have the privilege of voice or vote in its deliberations.

The General Conference revises The Book of Discipline which outlines the organization, beliefs and official policies of The United Methodist Church. Delegates also revise The Book of Resolutions, a volume declaring the church’s stance on a variety of social issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.

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North Alabama General Conference Delegation:

Laity Clergy
Steve Lyles Robin Scott
Scott Selman Dale Cohen
Zac Riddle Mary Bendall Henley
Carol Toney Tiwirai Kufarimai
Alternates Alternates
Charlie Carlton Glenn Conner
Pat Meadows Robert Sparkman
Emily Chastain Mark Parris

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