Conference Registration

Register here

If you prefer not to register online, contact Event Coordinator Gail Johnson (612-230-6125) and she will assist you.

Completed registrations can be changed using the link provided on your confirmation email. 

When registering, you will be asked for the following information:

  • Contact information—name, address, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Special needs (if applicable)
  • Your role at conference—church affiliation, and whether you are a lay delegate, clergy, or an equalization member (equalization members must be pre-approved by your district superintendent)
  • Demographic information (optional but appreciated)
  • Which optional sessions and meals you will attend
  • Whether you are interested in staying in campus housing
  • Whether you need childcare
  • Payment—can be done with a credit card right away or through another method at a later date; to pay by credit card at a later time, contact Gail Johnson (612-230-6125) during regular office hours 

Key dates

  • Register by May 1 to avoid extra fees.
  • Reservations for campus housing and childcare must be made by May 1.
  • Requests for scholarships for retired clergy must be received by May 1.


Clergy members

  • Active clergy (appointed or assigned to congregations or extension ministry): By May 1, $250; after May 1, $275
  • Clergy not appointed or assigned*: By May 1, $75; after May 1, $100

*Partial scholarships are available for unassigned retired clergy with financial need. Requests must be made by May 1. Contact Gail Johnson (612-230-6125).


Lay members

  • Lay members elected by a congregation: By May 1, $250; after May 1, $275
  • Lay equalization members: By May 1, $75; after May 1, $100
  • Other lay delegates, including youth and young adults and conference lay leaders: By May 1, $75; after May 1, $100


Non-voting lay visitors

• $25 per day (fee includes that day's lunch)


Special sessions

  • Pre-conference workshops: register as a lay visitor, fee is for the workshop
  • Festival with music by Carrie Newcomer, 6 p.m. Wednesday: free; no registration needed
  • Celebration of Life in Ministry, 2 p.m. Friday: free; no registration needed 

Demographic data collection

Demographic information will be requested during registration. The general church requires us to report demographics for statistical purposes only. Reports drawn from the information will only be totals for each category and will not be linked to specific information about any lay or clergy members of annual conference (name, address, e-mail, etc.).

Your participation is optional but appreciated. Please provide information so that The United Methodist Church will have accurate information about all the annual conferences.

Registration confirmation

After registering online, you will receive confirmation via e-mail (sent to you using the e-mail address you entered during the registration process). You can change your registration using the link provided in your confirmation. Contact Gail Johnson (612-230-6125) for further assistance.

Avoid confusion at check-in by bringing your printed confirmation with you.


If you need to change your registration, you can request a refund if you contact Gail Johnson (612-230-6125) prior to May 21. This includes cancellation, changing a meal, and housing changes. Refunds will be made by check. No refunds will be given for changes made May 21 or later.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058