Clergy Candidate Biography Form for 2020 General/Jurisdictional Conference

In 2019, the Illinois Great Rivers Conference will elect five clergy and five lay delegates for General Conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. May 5-15, 2010. Five additional clergy and five additional lay delegates will be elected to serve with the General Conference delegates as delegates to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 15-18, 2020. The first two elected Jurisdictional delegates will serve as General Conference alternates. Following the election of both General and Jurisdictional Conference delegates, three jurisdictional alternates will be elected. Deadline for submission of the biographical material is April 1, 2019.

*First Name
*Last Name

Provisional clergy members, associate and affiliate clergy members and full and part-time local pastors under appointment have the right to vote on all matters in the annual conference except constitutional amendments and in the election of clergy delegates to general and jurisdictional conference (paragraph 602, The Book of Discipline, 2012). The term clergy members shall refer to both active and retired members of the annual conference for purpose of delegate election (paragraph 502, The Book of Discipline, 2012).

Elder in Full Connection
Deacon in Full Connection
Year of Ordination
Current appointment

If in retired relationship and not currently serving a local congregation, respond with "Retired."

Appointment history
Relevant leadership roles
Gifts and passions
Personal message

Please limit your message to 200 words.

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See Standing Rules III.F, page 326 of the 2018 Journal-Yearbook for more information about election of delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference. Photos should be submitted to: Paul Black, P.O. Box 19207, Springfield, IL  62794-9207 or by email to:  All information needs to be submitted no later than April 1.

For more information, contact:

Rev. Alice J. Shirley, Annual Conference Secretary

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