Nominations open for Conference Lay Leader; deadline extended until April 15

Warren R. Harper will conclude service as Virginia Conference Lay Leader in June 2020.  The search process for the next Conference Lay Leader is under way.  The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church states that the Conference Lay Leader is “the elected leader of the conference laity” who has “responsibility for fostering awareness of the role of the laity both within the congregation and through their ministries in the home, workplace, community, and world in achieving the mission of the Church and enabling and supporting lay participation in the planning and decision-making processes of the annual conference, district, and local church in cooperation with the bishop, district superintendents, and pastors” (¶607, 2016 Book of Discipline). The Conference Lay Leader shall be elected for a term of not less than four years by the annual conference as the annual conference may determine.

Interested persons should contact John Meeuwissen, Search Committee Chair, with any questions at 7900 Bressingham Drive, Fairfax Station, Va., 22039-3156;  Nominations profiles must be submitted by APRIL 15, 2020. The Search Committee seeks your prayers as they move through this process.

Nomination application (Word)


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