Meet those who represent you
864 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.
Annual Conferences had the option of sending their delegates from the 2016 General Conference to the called session in 2019 or electing another set of delegates. When the Michigan Conference met in June 2017, members to both the West Michigan and Detroit Annual Conferences voted to send their 2016 delegates to St. Louis.
Does every conference get the same number of delegates?
No they do not. The 864 delegates for the Special 2019 General Conference are proportionately distributed among the annual conferences across the globe.
The Michigan delegation is made up of the 4 clergy and 4 laity who were the delegation elected by the Detroit and West Michigan Annual conferences for the 2016 General Conference. We are also sending 3 laity and 3 clergy alternates from each of the former conferences. In June of 2019 we will elect a new Michigan Conference delegation to attend the 2020 General Conference. Based on our combined calculated numbers we may be electing 4 clergy and 4 laity for the 2020 conference.
How can I contact the delegation?
Send your comments or questions to Delegation@MichiganUMC.org
How can I become a delegate?
The next General Conference is in May 2020 and delegates will be elected at the Michigan Annual Conference in June 2019. Click here to nominate clergy or laity
MICHIGAN CONFERENCE DELEGATION
Nichea Ver Veer Guy
Member of Grand Rapids Trinity Church and Chairperson of the Michigan Conference Commission on the Annual Conference
Currently, the Chief Connectional Ministries Officer for The United Methodist Church Connection Table.
Serving as the District Superintendent for the Greater Detroit Conference
Member of Owosso First UMC and Conference Secretary of Global Ministries.
Senior Pastor of Chelsea First UMC and Michigan Annual Conference Secretary
Member of Lexington UMC
Senior Pastor of Nardin Park UMC
Member of Chelsea First UMC and Michigan Annual Conference Legislative Coordinator
Alternate Delegates - West Michigan
Michigan Conference Director of Connectional Ministries
Member of Pathfinder UMC
Clergy Assistant to the Bishop
Michigan Conference Associate Director of Lay Leadership Development
Senior Pastor Lake Harbor UMC
Member of Pentwater UMC
Alternate Delegates - Detroit
Associate Pastor of Clarkston UMC
Member of Detroit Metropolitan UMC
Senior Pastor of Dexter UMC
Member of Flint Charity UMC
Deacon at Clarkston UMC and Chairperson of the Michigan Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
Member of Scott Memorial UMC and NCJ Director of United Methodist Women