Submitted by Barb Oakland, Conference Nominations Committee
INVITATION FROM CONFERENCE NOMINATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL NOMINEES
Thank you for the input and suggestions regarding the Conference Nominations Committee report and election at our July Virtual Annual Conference Session. We are pleased to have been able to offer 55 nominees for election to various Conference Agencies where there were openings. We feel confident that these new members will bring important talents and skills to our agencies over the next four years. Thank you to the District Nominations teams who worked hard to recruit these nominees and to those who have accepted new leadership positions for our Conference.
There are still several openings which have not been filled for the coming Annual Conference year. You can find documents on our webpage
which will detail nearly 40 openings for which we invite you to offer names for potential nomination. You will note that the openings are district and inclusivity specific as we attempt to honor our Rules regarding the make-up of our conference agencies. Ten of the openings are for youth or young adults.
You may be interested to know that currently our Conference has 438 persons serving in volunteer capacities as members of our 37 Conference level agencies, committees, and organizations listed in the Conference Journal. Of those, 208 are clergy persons and 230 are lay persons. Nearly fifty-five percent of our conference agency members are women, but only 10% identify as racial/ethnic. We are seeking more diverse persons to broaden our perspectives. Please take the time to consider how you can be a part of our conference leadership teams.