AUGUST 19, 2018

Today we enter this 12th week of prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church. Below you will find the names of those who will play major roles in the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference to be held in St. Louis.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes and their decisions.

We believe that prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do for this important moment in the history of the United Methodist  Church. Thank you for joining this global prayer initiative.

A few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. Ron Enns, Lay, Northwest Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  2. James Stanley Cosby, Clergy, Northwest Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  3. Murray Murphy, Lay, Northwest Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Richard Anthony Jones, Clergy, Northwest Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Timothy Earl Crisler, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Mattie Dickens Gipson, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Andy Turner Arant, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Stephen Lawrence Sparks, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Opal Ann LaSalle, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Fred Shell Britton, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Mary Anne Harrington, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Zachary Carl Beasley, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  13. David, Lay, Beckley, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Mitchell B Hedgepeth, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Lauren Frances Sledge, Lay, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Robert Elliott Rambo, Clergy, Mississippi, Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

Member of the General Commission of the General Conference:  Joseph Mulongo

Member of the General Conference Staff: Isabelle Berger – Interpreter

Members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Lawson Bryan of the South Georgia Episcopal area and his spouse, Sherrill Bryan
Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa of the Zimbabwe Central Conference and his spouse, Greater Nhiwatiwa

Member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Jessica LaGrone, USA, Kentucky, elder, female

General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
Gilbert C. Hanke serves as the General Secretary for the General Commission on United Methodist Men. Gil, a layman, says: “We train and provide resources for local churches, districts and annual conferences to have a sustained, all-inclusive ministry to, for and through men that reproduces Wesleyan disciples and promotes scouting as a ministry of the church within their community. We provide training and materials electronically, but we also offer presentations, workshops, and participation at conference, district, and local church events. Our central focus is on Jesus Christ and his church. For more information, click here.