Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Missouri United Methodist Clergy

Missouri United Methodist Clergy,
Every four years we hold General and Jurisdiction Conference elections.  Annual Conference last year was one of the best I have ever attended and it just feels like significant progress has been made in making disciples for Jesus Christ.  Whether it be the HCI, PLD or something else, I feel a spirit of connection, mutual accountability and concern for each other.  There are many excellent options for the elections this year on both the clergy and laity sides.  
 In years past clergy have sometimes self-nominated, been put on lists, ran as groups, ran in groups and worked to see their friends and those they thought well of elected.  It's no different this year.  There are several lists floating around out there.  It is my hope and prayer that our elections this year not detract from the spirit of unity and fruitfulness that we have shared these past few years. 
So I offer all the lists that I have seen thus far, in the open for everyone to see.  I sadly must admit I do not know all the clergy on these lists.  You may not either.  Maybe it will inspire us to truly conference together, not just with our friends, but all our colleagues.  If any of you know of other lists, please send them and I will add them as soon as possible.    Feel free to share this note with anyone you like.  God bless and see you all soon. 

Centrist List
For General
Bob Farr
Cody Collier
Steve Breon
Ron Watts
Lynn Dyke
Robin Roderick
Emmanuel Cleaver III
For Jurisdiction
Bruce Baxter
David Bennett
Robyn Miller
Kendall Waller
Jeremy Vickers
Londia Granger Wright
Sandy Nenadal
Matt Miofsky
Sherry Habben
Rob Barringer
Sandy Schaller

Progressive List
Emmanuel Cleaver, III         
Cody Collier
Amy Gearhart                     
Sally Haynes
Matt Miofsky        
Carl Schenck
Yolanda Villa


Women's List
Jill Sander-Chali
Nora Jones
Amy Gearhart
Robin Roderick
Chris Dumas
Lydia Istomina
Sally Haynes
Yolanda Villa

Young Clergy List
Laura Blevins                     
Andy Bryan
Emmanuel Cleaver III  
Buck Cueni-Smith
Eric Huffman                    
Geovanna Huffman
Nora Jones                      
Michelle Mclendon McGhee
Matt Miofsky            
Angela Olsen
Rebecca Peak                  
Jill Sander-Chali
Jeremy Vickers  
Chris Williams

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