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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2020 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Applicants

    At the 2019 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, members will elect delegates to the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis, MN (May 5-15, 2020) and the 2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Hunt Valley, MD (July 13-17, 2020).

    All clergy (elders and deacons in full connection) are automatically placed on the ballot, unless an opt-out form is completed and submitted to the Conference Secretary.

    Clergy and lay members may still apply to be a delegate through Annual Conference, however the May 1, 2019 deadline to have information placed on the Conference website has passed.

    Click here for additional information about General and the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conferences in 2020, including delegate eligibility, voting of Conference delegates, and an application to apply.

    Delegate Applicants

    The following Conference lay and clergy members have expressed a desire to serve as delegates and meet the requirements. Click the names below for clergy delegates and laity delegates to read their biographical information. Click here to read the eligibility of delegates and electors for the 2020 General Conference.



    Rev. Nancy Adams
    Rev. Dr. Bill Allen
    Rev. Dr. Robin Blair
    Rev. Suzanne Block
    Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
    Rev. Aaron Bouwens
    Rev. Dr. Stephen Cady II
    Rev. Debbie Earthrowl
    Rev. Rick LaDue
    Rev. Rebecca Laird
    Rev. John Loeser
    Rev. Douglas Mackey
    Rev. John Martin
    Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McDowell
    Rev. Rachel Ann Morse
    Rev. William Mudge
    Rev. Carmen Perry
    Rev. Dr. David Piatt
    Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood
    Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer
    Rev. Kevin Slough
    Rev. Andrew Sperry
    Rev. Rebekah (Beckie) Sweet
    Rev. Steven Taylor
    Rev. Harold Wheat
    Rev. Paul Winkelman

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    Linda Barczykowski
    Robert Bour
    Ted Cooper
    Ted Finlayson-Schueler
    Dan Fuller
    Rachel Giso
    Drew Griffin
    Thomas Holmes
    Samuel Mudge
    Barbara Nelson
    Kevin Nelson
    Riley O’Flynn
    Sheila Rader
    Margot Rankins-Burd
    Sam Smith
    Deborah Spratt
    Marthalyn Sweet
    Ian Urriola
    Carmen Vianese
    J.J. Warren

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."