GC 2020 Delegates

Meet those who represent you

862 delegates attend General Conference from around the world. These elected representatives vote on your behalf and make decisions for the church.  The General Conference is the only body that can officially speak on behalf of the church.

These delegates were elected at the 2019 Annual Conference.  The first elected delegates became the chairpersons of the delegation.

Does every conference get the same number of delegates?

No, they do not. The 862 delegates for the 2020 General Conference are proportionately distributed among the annual conferences across the globe.
The Michigan Delegation to the 2020 General Conference is made up of 4 clergy and 4 laity. An additional 4 clergy and 4 laity are elected to serve with those persons at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference. Four more persons (2 clergy and 2 laity) serve as alternate delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference. This 20-member Delegation was elected at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference.

How can I contact the delegation?

Send your comments or questions to Delegation@MichiganUMC.org

MICHIGAN GENERAL CONFERENCE DELEGATION

LAURA WITKOWSKI

Laura Witkowski

Chairperson

LAITY DELEGATE
Member of Grand Rapids Aldersgate UMC and Michigan Conference Associate Director of Lay Leadership Development

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Chairperson

CLERGY  DELEGATE
Currently, the Chief Connectional Table Officer for The United Methodist Church Connection Table.

Diane Brown

LAITY DELEGATE
Member of Chelsea First UMC and Michigan Annual Conference Legislative Coordinator

Joy Barrett

CLERGY DELEGATE
Senior Pastor of Chelsea First UMC and Michigan Annual Conference Secretary

Peters, Jennifer

Jennifer Peters

LAITY DELEGATE
Court Street United Methodist Church
Flint

Paul Perez

Paul Perez

CLERGY DELEGATE
Associate Director for Mission and Ministry
Livonia

Nichea Ver Veer Guy 

LAITY DELEGATE
Member of Grand Rapids Trinity Church and Chairperson of the Michigan Conference Commission on the Annual Conference

Megan Walther

Meghan Walther

CLERGY DELEGATE
Clarkston United Methodist Church
Clarkston

NORTH CENTRAL JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATION

RUBY_ANDERSON

Ruby Anderson

LAITY DELEGATE AND GC ALTERNATE
Member of Scott Memorial UMC and NCJ Director of United Methodist Women

Charles Boayue

CLERGY DELEGATE AND GC ALTERNATE
Serving as the District Superintendent for the Greater Detroit Conference

Hopgood Hoon-Yung Laity Photo

Hoon-Yung Hopgood

LAITY DELEGATE AND GC ALTERNATE
Troy Korean United Methodist Church
Taylor

Joel Fitzgerald

Joel Fitzgerald

CLERGY DELEGATE AND GC ALTERNATE
Sterling Heights United Methodist Church
Rochester

Lisa Hahn

LAITY DELEGATE
United Methodist Church
Traverse City, MI

Brad Bartelmay

Brad Bartlemay

CLERGY DELEGATE
Holland First United Methodist Church
Holland

Ruth Sutton

LAITY DELEGATE
Sanford United Methodist Church
Sanford

CHRISTINA WRIGHT

Christina Wright

CLERGY DELEGATE
Royal Oak First UMC and Associate Director of Spiritual Care at Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan hospitals)

Alternate Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

Gordon Grigg Jr. Laity

Gordon Grigg III

LAITY ALTERNATE
Ishpeming Wesley United Methodist Church
Ishpeming  

Sheri Swanson, Clergy

Sherri Swanson

CLERGY ALTERNATE
Georgetown United Methodist Church
Jenison

Brenda DuPress Laity

Brenda DuPree

LAITY ALTERNATE
Clarkston United Methodist Church
Clarkston

Weiler Matt

Matt Weiler

CLERGY ALTERNATE
Kalamazoo Sunnyside United Methodist Church
Kalamazoo

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