Rules, Petitions & Elections


Click to download the 2016 Proposed Rules of the Conference

Click to download the 2016 Proposed Standing Rules and Operational Procedures


These are the final versions of the petitions that were voted upon during Annual Conference.

AC01 - Equitable Compensation AC02 - Clergy Housing Standards AC03 - Conference Staff Compensation
AC04 - Health Insurance Funding AC11 - St. Paul's UMC Closure AC12 - Merritt Memorial UMC Closure
AC13 - Alameda Heights UMC Closure  AC14 - DeBeque UMC Closure  AC15 - HIV/AIDS Resolution
AC16 - Episcopal Election Criteria  AC17 - RMC Membership in RCRC AC18 - Embrace the Margins
AC21 - Conference Boundaries AC22 - The Future of the RMC AC23 - A Way Forward


Legislative Committees

Every delegate is encouraged to attend their assigned legislative committee session to increase understanding and knowledge about how the church functions. There will be three Legislative Committees, A, B, and C, and each person’s committee assignment will be on their confirmation letter and name badge. Some of our petitions will be handled during plenary sessions as well. Paper copies of the petitions will not be provided during legislative sessions; please arrange to bring your own paper or electronic copies.

Committee Assignments by Petition Number

Conference Co-Lay Leader Elections

During the Laity Session on June 10 at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session, Margaret Hotze was elected to again be the Rocky Mountain Conference Co-Lay Leader.

Episcopal Candidate

At the 2016 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Session, the Rev. Walter "Skip" Strickland was selected to be the Episcopal Nominee to the Western Jurisdictional Conference in July. Every four years the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops and select members of general boards and agencies. For his complete service record, photo, and statement, click the link below:

Rev. Walter "Skip" Strickland