SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Together, we enter this 19th week of the Council of Bishops call to Pray Our Way Forward, Phase 3. There are 19 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. In this phase, the entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  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. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.

Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. Andreas Jan Martin Elfving, Lay, Finland-Swedish Provisional, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  2. Leif-Göte Björklund, Clergy, Finland-Swedish Provisional, Northern Europe & Eurasia
  3. Mathew Pinson, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Philip Daniel Schroeder, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Margaret Jane Finley, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Jane Newman Brooks, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Keith M Cox, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Patricia Alice Rogers, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Jeff S Jernigan, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  10. James Carlton Cantrell III, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  11. William Henry Stikes, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Steven Wood Sr, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Randy Brown, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Richard Don Winn Sr, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Lathem Postell, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Charles Walter Savage II, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Rachel Fullerton, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  18. Kyle Edward Tomlinson, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  19. Joe Kilpatrick Sr., Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  20. Herzen De Vega Andone, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  21. Tonya Murphy, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  22. Byron Eric Thomas, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  23. Gary Fuller, Lay, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA
  24. Nora Elizabeth Colmenares, Clergy, North Georgia Southeastern Jurisdiction, USA

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference: Steven Furr, M.D.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:  Sara Hotchkiss, Business Manager of the General Conference

Together we pray for three members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Laurie Haller and her spouse, Gary Haller, of the Iowa Episcopal Area
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and her spouse, Allen Johnson, of the North Georgia Episcopal Area
Bishop Patrick Streiff and his spouse, Heidi Streiff, of the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area.

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward: Mande Guy Muyombo, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, elder

Together we pray for one General Secretary or Leader of a United Methodist Commission or Agency: Thomas Kemper is the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, the agency which connects the church in mission. Read More . To learn more about the General Secretary of the largest general agency of The United Methodist Church click here.