Early bird registration for Annual Conference ends this Friday, May 19! This will be the last day to order meals, book a discounted hotel room, request translation and special needs, cancel registration for a refund, and request being on the display table waiting list. After Friday, the registration rate increases to $215, and no refunds on food, registrations, or lanyards will be given. Visit https://tinyurl.com/WAC2017 to register today! This year’s Conference will be held June 16-19 at the Madison Marriott West, with Monday, June 19 as a Learning Day. The theme will be “One with Christ.” Please join us as we rejoice in our unity with the Lord or watch the live stream if you cannot join us in person. Click here to see this year's Ingathering list and click here to watch a video invitation from many of our Conference Staff members with more exciting information about this year's gathering. With any further questions, contact Registrar Kellye Walker-Pontius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (608) 837-7328.

  • Latest Updates

    • Attend Mission Luncheon on Sunday: All persons with an interest in the mission activities of the Wisconsin Annual Conference are invited to attend the Annual Mission Luncheon on Sunday, June 18 at noon. The cost of the luncheon will be $16 for a buffet-style lunch featuring chicken parmesan, pasta, Caesar salad, rolls and butter. Mary Balson, Chair of the Mission Motivation Committee, will be the hostess for this event. Mission guests Paul Webster, missionary at Mujila Falls, Zambia; David Phipps In Mission Together Coordinator for West Africa; Stephen and Gail Quigg, North Central Jurisdiction’s Mission Interpreters; and Tammy Kuntz, North Central Jurisdiction’s Volunteers in Mission Coordinator will be in attendance. In addition, the winners of the Thelma Gregg Award and the Love in Action Award will be present, as well as, persons involved in the Health and Welfare Ministries and other Board of Global Ministries agencies of the Conference. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Mary Balson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-495-1213 by May 20. Checks can be sent to Mary Balson at N5027 State Road 175, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54937. Persons who have purchased the meal plan for the Annual Conference cannot use their meal ticket for this luncheon.
  • Registration Announcements

    • Walk-In Registration Notice: Lay Members to Annual Conference who choose to register on site will be charged a $50 late registration and extra $75 walk-in fee, bringing the registration to a total of $290. Clergy will also be subject to this fee, and additionally will be reported to their District Superintendent.
    • Display Table, Hotel Rooms, and Meals Reminder: All display tables have been filled. There are still rooms available at the Marriott. The deadline to register for meals is in three days on May 19. NO meals will be available for purchase after that date.
    • Changes to Registration in 2017: Click here for more information.
  • Other Reminders

    • Order a 2017 Journal and Directory CD-ROM: Click here for more information.
    • Fill out Clergy Information Form: Click here to download the form with more information.
    • Fill out Nominations Form: Fill out the nominations form to volunteer for a board, agency, or committee of the Wisconsin Annual Conference. Click here to view the most recent Nominations Committee Report, updated May 2.
    • Register for Blueprint for Wellness Screening: Click here for more information.
  • Conference Highlights

    • View Updated Agenda: Click here to view the latest agenda, updated May 1.
    • Adam Hamilton to be Featured Speaker: Click here for more information.
    • Future Annual Conference Themes and Dates Announced: The Annual Conference dates and themes for the remainder of the quadrennium will be "One with Each Other" June 15-18, 2018; "One in Ministry to All the World" June 14-17, 2019; and "One in Community" June 12-15, 2020.
    • Opening Worship Special Offering to Benefit Milwaukee Urban Ministry Fund: The Milwaukee Urban Ministry Fund is an opportunity to partner with local congregations in the Milwaukee central city seeking to provide innovative ministry options with their underserved communities. The challenges faced in these communities include long term economic decline, high unemployment and lack of access to jobs, limited health and wellness options, few positive alternatives to violence, and institutional racism. Since its birth, the Methodist movement has been in the forefront of social change and justice around the world. Your generous contributions to the Milwaukee Urban Ministry Fund will continue this rich tradition of transformation by training and equipping community developers who will work in partnership with our congregations to become agents of positive change as we proclaim God’s love in tangible and life changing ways. Thanks for your contributions.
    • Ordination Service Special Offering to Benefit Clergy Transition Fund: The Clergy in Transition Fund, supported by the offerings that are taken during the Ordination Service at Annual Conference each year, is used at the discretion of the Board of Ordained Ministry to provide limited, short-term financial assistance to clergy who unexpectedly find it necessary to leave active ministry, either temporarily or permanently. They may also find themselves between appointments for a period of time, for reasons that are beyond their control. These transitions out of active ministry often come with very little notice or lead-time. Clergypersons in this kind of transition not only find themselves with no source of income, but must often also find a new place to live. They may lose health insurance coverage as well. The Clergy in Transition Fund has been used with the approval of the Chairperson of the Board to provide assistance with things like extending health insurance coverage for a brief period of time or locating/securing housing for the clergy person and his/her family. Grants from the fund generally are made in amounts between $1000 and $2500, depending upon the specific circumstances and needs of the clergy person in transition. Your generous gifts to the Clergy in Transition Fund make it possible for the Wisconsin Conference to provide compassionate assistance to clergy who find that they must suddenly and unexpectedly move out of their current ministry. Thank you for your generous support.