What Happened at Annual Conference?


2019 WNC Annual Conference

This year’s Annual Conference of the WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church yielded the election of clergy and lay delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences. Additionally, the conference heard and voted on multiple petitions.


Delegate & Petition Outcomes

On the election of delegates

The election of 40 lay and clergy delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conference were in line with Mars Hill’s welcome statement and Reconciling Ministries Network’s call for full inclusion across the United Methodist Church. The lay and clergy delegates elected opposed the Traditional Plan and supported the more inclusive and uniting One Church Plan.

On the consideration of petitions

Despite electrical and internet outages in addition to challenges with limited time, delegates to the Annual Conference considered and approved six petitions:

  1. Gender Discrimination in Appointments

  2. Child Advocacy Coalition

  3. Election of Clergy Delegates to General Conference

  4. The Jurisdictional Conference Plan

  5. Remove Incompatibility Language

  6. Opposition to the Traditional Plan

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