Laity 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, 2020. 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
*Membership in The United Methodist Church

Please indicate the church within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference where your membership is located. In order to be considered for election, one must be a professing member of The United Methodist Church for at least two years next preceding their election and shall have been active participants in The United Methodist Church  for at least four years next preceding their election and are members thereof within the annual conference electing them (Paragraph 36, The Book of Discipline, 2012).

*Date of Membership

Please indicate the date in which you became a member of The United Methodist Church.

Relevant leadership roles
Gifts and passions
Personal message

Please limit your message to 200 words. Please also send an electronic copy of this statement in Microsoft Word when you submit your photograph.

Optional: Upload Statement

In lieu of typing the 200-word statement in the box above, you may attach a Word document of no more than 200 words

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

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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