Who is eligible for election as a clergy delegate to General or Jurisdictional Conference?
Elders and Deacons in Full connection, active or retired.
Who is eligible to vote to elect clergy delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference?
- Elders and Deacons in Full Connection (active or retired).
- Associate Members (active or retired), Provisional Members and Local Pastors who have completed course of study or an M.Div degree and have served a minimum of two consecutive years under appointment immediately preceding election.
*the course of study or M.Div. degree, shall have been completed prior to the 2019 Annual Conference session and appointment (full or part-time) for both 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019.
- The following specific restrictions also apply to clergy members in full connection:
- Clergy on voluntary leaves of absence may vote and may be elected as delegates.
- Clergy on sabbatical, family, paternity/maternity, and disability leaves may vote and be elected.
- Retired clergy may vote and be elected as clergy delegates.
- Clergy under suspension from pastoral duties may vote but may not be elected as delegates.
Who may not vote for clergy delegates?
- Clergy on honorable location (Book of Disicpline Par. 358)
- Clergy on administrative location (Book of Disicpline Par. 359)
- Local Pastors who do not meet the requirements listed in #2 above
Who is eligible for election as a lay delegate to General or Jurisdictional Conference?
All lay members who have been a member of a local church for at least 2 years prior to Annual Conference 2019 and active in the local church for four years.