Congratulations to Gayla Slauson on being elected as the new co-lay leader for the Rocky Mountain Conference!
"My vision for the laity in the Conference is to live into and embrace their individual ministries in and outside of the church, to grow together with one another and clergy through effective teamwork, and to find ways to listen to multiple perspectives while wisely discerning best practices for operations and outreach."
Laity in the Rocky Mountain Conference have elected to have two co-lay leaders. The co-lay leaders chair the Board of Laity and are members of several conference committees. Each leader’s term is for four years and the terms are staggered. This year, Kunle Taiwo is completing the fourth year of his second term, and Margaret Hotze is completing the second year of her second four-year term.
Time will be allowed for those who were nominated at the 2017 Annual Conference and for those who have completed the Board of Lay Ministry approved candidacy form to address the laity session at 2018 Annual Conference where the election will take place. No late candidacy forms will be accepted, according to conference rules.
The job description of the conference lay leader position can be found in the 2016 Book of Discipline, pages 419-420, Paragraph 607, and election procedure is described in the Annual Conference Standing Rules and Operational Procedures paragraph 2.6, pp M-20-22 of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Conference Journal.
A candidate shall have been a member of a local United Methodist Church for two years and active in the Rocky Mountain Conference for the previous four years.