Pre-Conference Orientation: Thursday, June 19th, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

A Pre-Conference Orientation will be provided to share basic information for delegates to fully understand and participate in Annual Conference. Topics will include overview of schedule, purpose of the Lay Session and election process for the Conference Lay Leader, overview of conference rules and parliamentary procedure, and review of legislative process and 2014 petitions. There will also be opportunity for new delegates to meet each other and some conference leaders.


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8:30-8:40 Introductions Elizabeth McVicker, Conference Secretary
8:40-8:45 Overview of Schedule Laurie Day, Associate Director of Mission and Ministry
8:45-9:00 Conference Rules/Proposed Changes Steve Burnett, Rules Committee Chair
9:00-9:15 Parliamentary Procedures Joel Kershaw, Agenda Chair
Brad Laurvick, General Conference Delegation Chair
9:15-9:30 Petitions
-Legislative Committee Process
-Proposed Petitions
Kerry McCormick, Petition Coordinator
9:30-9:45 Role of the Lay Delegate
-Lay Session
-Election of Lay Leader
Margaret Hotze, Conference Co-Lay Leader
9:45-10:00 Questions and Answers Kunle Taiwo, Conference Co-Lay Leader










Lay Member of Annual Conference - Job Description & Resources

Are you coming to Annual Conference as a lay member but you're not quite sure what that means? The General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) has put together qualifications, responsibilities, and resources. Click here to visit the website