The 2012 session of the Iowa Annual Conference met from June 2-5, 2012. It was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, including Hy-Vee Hall and the newly-renovated Community Choice/Veterans Memorial Auditorium. (Click here to see images of the meeting space).
In keeping with the 2012 General Conference theme, the theme of our Annual Conference was "Make Disciples of Jesus Christ to Transform the World."
Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble, Resident Bishop of the Iowa Area, preached at the Opening Worship Service. Preachers for other services included: Ordering of Ministry-Bishop Gregory Vaughan Palmer, Resident Bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Area; Rev. Charles Smith-Retirement Service; and Rev. Anne Lippincott-Memorial Service.
Whether this is your first year to attend Annual Conference or you've been there more times than you can count, please make sure to read this list of instructions. It includes helpful information for your AC experience, including details in case you are in need of assistance.
Click here for a list of the Planning Personnel for the 2012 Annual Conference Session.
To access the wireless network at the Iowa Events Center (Hy-Vee Hall):
Network: United Methodist
Limited electrical outlet stations will be provided throughout Hy-Vee Halls B and C for recharging batteries.
It is suggested you bring a second battery with you for your electronic device, if you have one.
Click here to read the welcome letter from Dr. Charles W. Smith, Conference Treasurer
Click here for the welcome letter from Rev. Dr. J. Robert Burkhart, Assistant to the Bishop for Administration