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North Alabama 2020 Clergy Delegate Nomination Form

General Conference – May 5-15, 2020 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference – July 15-18, 2020 – Lake Junaluska, North Carolina


Deadline for Nominations is March 1, 2019

Clergy Delegate Process

According to the 2016 Book of Discipline, ¶35: “The clergy delegates to the General Conference and to the jurisdictional or central conference shall be elected from the clergy members in full connection and shall be elected by the clergy members of the annual conference or provisional annual conference who are deacons and elders in full connection, associate members, and those provisional members who have completed all of their educational requirements and local pastors who have completed course of study or an M. Div. degree and have served a minimum of two consecutive years under appointment immediately preceding the election.”

This means all North Alabama ordained elders and deacons in full connection are eligible to be elected as delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference and therefore each clergy name will appear on the official ballot. Those clergy who feel a calling and desire to serve as a clergy delegate and who are willing to make the commitment to serve on the North Alabama Conference delegation are encouraged to fill out this self-nomination form to help other clergy learn more about them. This submitted information plus a picture of that clergyperson will be printed in the 2019 North Alabama Conference PreConference Book (Journal vol. 1).

Clergy Self-Nomination Process

Each clergyperson should submit her/his nomination on the Clergy Delegate Nomination Form. This form is available online at or use the official printable paper form. Online forms are the preferred method. All information must be provided as requested on the form.

A high resolution photo of the nominee should be mailed or e-mailed following the submission of the web form no later than March 1, 2019, to, or mail photo to:
Office of Communication
Attn: Lyn Cosby
898 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham AL 35204

The 2019 PreConference Book will include nominees’ statements and pictures. All clergy members of 2019 Annual Conference will receive a copy of this publication prior to the Annual Conference gathering.

Nominees’ statements and pictures will also be posted on the North Alabama Conference website,, by April 1, 2019

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
*Current Appointment Church or ATEM Appointment
Commitment Covenant
*Please state in 100 words or less why you feel called to be a delegate to the 2020 General/Jurisdictional Conferences.

Please note: Due to space limitations only the first 100 words of your statement will be printed in the PreConference Book.

*Please state your vision for the United Methodist Church in 100 words or less. Please note: Due to space limitations only the first 100 words of your statement will be printed in the PreConference Book.
* If Elected I will...

Please check each box as a sign you are agreeing to these expectations of Clergy Delegates.

Give 10-14 days for General Conference (May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and 5 days for Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference (July 15-18, 2020, at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina).
Attend meetings of the North Alabama Delegation.
Commit the time needed to read and study the issues.
Pray for God's guidance in decision-making.

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