General and Jurisdictional Conference delegation wants your ideas

January 06, 2016

The Minnesota Conference delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences is interested in hearing from you!

The delegation has designated time in its meeting schedule to hear from people or groups who wish to share their ideas about some of the significant issues facing our denomination as the delegation prepares for General Conference in Portland, Oregon in May and the North Central Jurisdiction Conference in Peoria, Illinois in July.

The delegation “listening post” will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, March 4, and from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. On those dates, 30-minute blocks of time will be available for people or groups to make presentations. The delegation anticipates that the listening post will take place at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, though the location is subject to change. 

If you are interested in meeting with the delegation, contact Rev. Dr. David Bard ( or 218-727-5021) to arrange a time.

Delegates for the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences were elected at the 2014 Minnesota Annual Conference Session. They are:

Clergy: David A. Bard (General and Jurisdictional Conferences); Judy A. Zabel (General and Jurisdictional Conferences); Woojae Im (Jurisdictional Conference); Carol Zaagsma (Jurisdictional Conference); Jeffrey Ozanne (reserve); Amy Jo Bur (reserve); Paula Colton (reserve).

Laity: Faye B. Christensen (General and Jurisdictional Conferences); Sara Ann Swenson (General and Jurisdictional Conferences); Dave Nuckols (Jurisdictional Conference); Leslie Hobson (Jurisdictional Conference); Walker Brault (reserve); Karen Thompson (reserve); Shirley Durr (reserve).

Learn more about the 2016 General Conference

Learn more about the 2016 North Central Jurisdiction Conference

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