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General Conference

Celebrating leaders

United Women in Faith members elected to leadership positions

by Tara Barnes

On the second day of the 2024 General Conference delegates organized into 14 legislative committees to begin the work of reviewing and perfecting the more than one thousand petitions before voters at the church’s historic gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The committees are: Church and Society 1, Church and Society 2, Church and Society 3, Conferences, Discipleship, Faith and Order, Financial Administration, General Administration, Global Ministries, Higher Education and Superintendency, Independent Commissions, Judicial Administration, Ordained Ministry, and Local Church. This guide from the South Georgia Conference explains what each committee covers.

Four members of United Women in Faith were elected to leadership positions in their legislative committees. Join us in celebrating chairs Judith Pierre-Okerson and Shandon Klein, vice chair Bethany Amey, and subchair Gail Douglas-Boykin.

The committee chairs preside over business and help organize the committees’ work. Committee officers also include secretaries and assistant secretaries. Volunteer parliamentarians and recorders also assist the process.

United Women in Faith members put love in action every day. They say yes to God’s call to inspire, influence, and impact their churches and communities. Great things are happening at this General Conference, and we know part of the reason why is because our members are here leading, voting, volunteering, speaking, listening, praying.

Legislative committees continue through Saturday evening. Please continue to pray for the delegates as they continue their kin-dom building work in Charlotte at this historic conference.

You can tune into the livestream on the General Conference website, and find the schedule there as well. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Tara Barnes is director of denominational relations for United Women in Faith.

Cover photo by Kathleen Barry for United Methodist News.

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