SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Together, we enter this 14th 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. Armando Contreras Arellano, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  2. Holly Jean Grant, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  3. Gary Mark George, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Kay Lee Panovec, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Dan C. Bryant, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Allen Dean Laferty, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Delaine K. McGhee, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Brian D. Sheetz, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Scott Thomas Walsh, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Martha E. Banks, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  11. Gary Ray Henderson, Clergy, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Kathy E. Palmer, Lay, East Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Rhonda Joy Whitaker, Lay, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Sylvester Weatherall, Clergy, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Bunny D. Wolfe, Lay, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Andrew Stephen Adams, Clergy, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Larry Earl Weber, Lay, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Sara Lynn Isbell, Clergy, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Kimberly Dawn Woods, Lay, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Robert Joseph Phillips, Clergy, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  21. Steven Lee Schonert, Lay, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Christopher M. Ritter, Clergy, Illinois Great Rivers, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Desislava Angelova Todorova, Lay, Bulgaria-Romania Provisional, Central & Southern Europe Central Conference
  24. Mihail Vaskov Stefanov, Clergy, Bulgaria-Romania Provisional, Central & Southern Europe Central Conference

Member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Rev. Dr. Gary George

Member of the General Conference Staff: Raymond Trapp – Worship and Music Director

Members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Washington Episcopal Area and her spouse, Marion Easterling
Bishop Jose Quipungo of the East Angola Episcopal Area.

Member of the Commission on a Way Forward: MyungRae Kim Lee, USA, New York, laity, female.

General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church with approximately 800,000 members. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years. The chief Executive Director of the United Methodist Women is Harriett Jane Olson.