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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


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    Monitoring report at AC2023

    June 30, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    At each Annual Conference in Upper New York, the speakers on the floor are asked to state their name, race/ethnic identification, gender identification, whether they are laity or clergy, what church they represent, and their district.

    This information allows the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) to report back to United Methodists of Upper New York as well as the General Conference, the dynamics of the speakers from the floor.

    On Friday, June 2, at the Upper New York 2023 Annual Conference at Onondaga County Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse, Krystal Cole presented monitoring report pie charts illustrating:

    Race:

    • 59.6 percent of speakers on the floor were white
    •  7 percent were Hispanic
    •  5.3 percent were Black
    • 28.1 percent were unidentified

    Laity/clergy:

    • 26.3 percent of the speakers were laity
    • 40.4 percent were clergy
    • 33.3 percent were unidentified

    Gender:

    • 40.4 percent of the speakers were female
    • 28.1 percent were male
    • 31.6 percent were unidentified

    On Saturday morning, June 3, Georgia Whitney and Blenda Smith presented the monitoring results from Friday’s plenary. The results were as follows:

    Race:

    • 84.3 percent of the speakers were white
    •  2.0 percent were Hispanic
    •  5.9 percent were Black
    •  5.9 percent were unidentified

     

    Laity/Clergy:

    • 39.2 percent of the speakers were laity
    • 49.0 percent were clergy
    • 11.8 percent were unidentified

     

    Gender:

    • 54.9 percent of the speakers were female
    • 35.3 percent were male
    •  9.8 percent were unidentified

     

    The results from the Saturday, June 3, morning plenary had the following results:

    Race:

    • 78.4 percent of speakers on the floor were white
    • 10.8 percent were Hispanic
    •  2.7 percent were Black
    •  8.1 percent were unidentified

    Laity/clergy:

    • 42.1 percent of the speakers were laity
    • 50.0 percent were clergy
    •  7.9 percent were unidentified

    Gender:

    • 51.3 percent of the speakers were female
    • 43.6 percent were male
    •  5.1 percent were unidentified

     

    While female voices are represented as much, if not more than male voices, there is still an overrepresentation of white speakers compared to People of Color. Each day, the clergy was represented a little more than the laity.

    TAGGED / 2023 Annual Conference


    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."