Annual Conference 2023 will be at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC, on June 15-17, 2023 (Thursday-Saturday). The theme for the quadrennium is Grace for the Future. Annual Conference 2023 will focus on “Graceful Hospitality.” Bishop Connie Mitchell Shelton will preside over the conference with the assistance of Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett (North Alabama and Holston Conferences), Conference Secretary Rev. Dr. Gray Southern, and Conference Lay Leader John Hall.
As you plan to join us this year, please know that the dates are different from what was announced at last year’s conferences.
Annual Conference Speakers
We have a wonderful lineup of speakers scheduled for Annual Conference.
Bishop Connie Mitchell Shelton
Bishop Shelton was elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church on November 2 at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference held at Lake Junaluska, NC.
Along with presiding over the conference, Bishop Shelton will preach during Opening Worship on Thursday and the Ordering of Ministry service on Saturday.
Read more about Bishop Shelton→
Rev. Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric
Rev. Dr. Colón-Emeric is the dean of Duke Divinity School.
Rev. Colón-Emeric will preach during the Memorial Service on Friday morning.
Read more about Rev. Dr. Colón-Emeric→
Rev. Adam Hamilton
Rev. Hamilton is the founding pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest-growing, most highly visible churches in the country.
Meet Rev. Hamilton during a book signing on Thursday evening, and hear him speak during our Friday afternoon session.
Read more about Rev. Hamilton→
Important Dates & Information
Below you will find information and deadlines relating to Annual Conference 2023. Please continue to visit the AC 2023 website or download the app for more details.
- AC Kids Registration – Deadline is May 15
- Display Table Requests – Deadline is May 15
- ECU Housing Registration – Deadline is May 13
- Report Submissions for Workbook – Friday, May 12
- Resolution Submissions – Monday, May 15
- Proposed Standing Rules
- Special Meals – Deadline to add for the Conference Workbook is May 12
Share Your Ministry Photos
This year, we want to highlight how churches in the NC Conference are practicing acts of “Graceful Hospitality.” Please email one high-quality photo with a brief description to Rev. Dr. Donna Thompson, Artist in Residence for the NC Conference, at email@example.com. The deadline for submitting photos is June 2.
Save the Date: AC Briefing Session
Join us on May 31 at noon for the Annual Conference Briefing Session. Stream and chat in the NC Conference app or watch on the AC 2023 website!