2024 General and Jurisdictional Nominations

Call for Iowa Delegation Nominees

In the summer of 2019, the Iowa Conference elected delegates to serve at the 2020 (now 2024) General Conference.  The majority of these leaders are (still!) excited and willing to serve on your behalf, but we have had some vacancies because of changes in status, life, or exits from the denomination.  As we prepare to head into 2024, we want to bring this delegation back up to full capacity so we can serve you well.  

In the wake of the delayed General Conference, the Judicial Council in December of 2022 affirmed the reserved right of an annual conference to vote on the election of clergy and lay delegates.  Our Iowa Rules of Order calls for an election at the Annual Conference before General Conference, so holding these two items in tension, we plan a vote to affirm the delegates we elected in 2019.  We will then turn to electing the additional 2 lay jurisdictional delegates, 6 clergy jurisdictional alternates, and 6 lay jurisdictional alternates for which we have vacancies.  The 2024 General Conference will be held April 23-May 3, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The 2024 Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 10-13, 2024 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  All members of the Iowa Delegation are part of our conversations about the matters before the church and even serving as a reserve is a great experience for future leadership opportunities.  If you are interested in serving as part of the delegation, now is the time to submit your materials! 

Those persons seeking election should submit the following nomination material:

  • A completed nomination form with necessary personal data, signature, and confirmation of eligibility.
  • A 250-word maximum length biographical sketch and statement of the nominee’s position on critical issues facing the church.
  • A recent photo of the nominee. 

All materials shall be submitted electronically to the Conference Secretary (nitza.dovenspike@iaumc.org) by April 15, 2023.