Delegate Election Updates


During Annual Conference this year, we elected clergy and lay delegates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

Clergy Delegation for GC2020
Kim Ingram (Ballot 1)
Amy Coles (Ballot 2)
Jeremy Troxler (Ballot 2)
James Howell (Ballot 2)
In-Yong Lee (Ballot 2)
Ashley Crowder Stanley (Ballot 2)
Shelly Webb (Ballot 3)
Carter Ellis (Ballot 4)
Darryl Dayson (Ballot 4)
Josh Sherfey (Ballot 6)

Laity Delegation for GC2020
Jennifer Davis (Ballot 1)
Amy Johnson (Ballot 2)
Greg Huffman (Ballot 2)
Lynne Gilbert (Ballot 2)
Emma Austin (Ballot 3)
Havaleh Havelka (Ballot 3)
Shannon Sherfey (Ballot 3)
Helen Ryde (Ballot 5)
Lynette Whitaker (Ballot 5)
Linda Linfors (Ballot 6)

Clergy Delegation for SEJ2020 (Ballot 1)
David Hockett
Sally Queen
Sam Moore
Veranita Alvord
Uiyeon Kim
Lory Beth Huffman
Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley
Stephanie Moore Hand
Julia Trantham
Sarah Belles

Laity Delegation for SEJ2020
Tonya Lanier 
Dana Lyles
Sandra Hieronymus
Caroline Wood
Kathy FitzJeffries
Amy Devore
Matt Sink
Erin Betlej
Tom Jordan
Megan Jones

Clergy Alternate Delegates
John Boggs
Lynda Ferguson
Ben Carson

Laity Alternate Delegates
Timothy Kincaid
Coley Hooker
Wade Loftin

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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