SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Together, we enter this 16th 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.

We also ask that we hold in prayer all those in the path of Hurricane Florence in the USA.

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

  1. Petar Zafirov, Lay, Serbia-Macedonia Provisional, Central & Southern Europe Central Conference
  2. Daniel Sjanta, Clergy, Serbia-Macedonia Provisional, Central & Southern Europe Central Conference
  3. Karon Sue Mann, Lay, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Mark Kelly Norman, Clergy, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  5. James Todd Burris, Lay, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Deidre Jo Roberts, Clergy, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Karen Millar, Lay, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Rebekah Miles, Clergy, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Asa Whitaker Jr., Lay, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  10. John Pershing Miles II, Clergy, Arkansas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  11. John Thomas Harkrider, Lay, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Timothy Keith Bruster, Clergy, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Kim Quetone Simpson, Lay, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  14. John E McKellar, Clergy, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Steven Mark McIver, Lay, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Clifton O Howard, Clergy, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Darlene Rochelle Alfred, Lay, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Brenda Wilson Wier, Clergy, Central Texas, South Central Jurisdiction, USA

Member of the General Commission of the General Conference:  Laura Merrill

Member of the General Conference Staff:  Dick Hooton – Page & Marshall Coordinator

Members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop David Graves and his spouse Nancy Graves of the Alabama-West Florida Episcopal Area
Bishop Harald Rϋckert and his spouse Silvia Rϋckert of the German Episcopal Area

Member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Mazvita Machinga, Africa, Zimbabwe, laity.

General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency:
The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Since 2014, the General Secretary of Church and Society has been the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe (click here to learn more).