The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference, a denominational gathering of elected delegates from around the world, was scheduled to meet in Minneapolis. It has been postponed twice, and will not occur May 5-15, 2020 as planned. The new dates are Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
At a General Conference, delegates discuss and vote on petitions and resolutions proposed by individuals, agencies, annual conferences, and other groups within the denomination. A number of proposals to change the structure of The United Methodist Church and to separate as a denomination were to be considered in 2020.
During General Conference, the Minnesota communications team will be on the ground to provide timely coverage, all of which will appear on this page.
Rev. Carol Zaagsma and Dave Nuckols will serve as Minnesota’s delegates at this General Conference. They will also be delegates at the 2020 North Central Jurisdictional Conference (special session will take place Nov. 11-13, 2021 in fort Wayne, IN), along with Rev. Woojae Im and Becky Boland. Alternate delegates for both conferences are Revs. Jeff Ozanne, Susan Mullin, Henry Dolopei, and Donna Dempewolf, along with lay people Walker Brault, Cindy Saufferer, Jessica Lanes, and Shirley Durr.
To share your thoughts with the delegation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this season of change within The United Methodist Church, we’ve developed and compiled some helpful resources for you and your congregation to use in the months leading up to General Conference. View resources
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