General Conference organizers are exploring potential new dates for The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly after the coronavirus pandemic forced postponement.
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Announcement From the Delegation Regarding Information Exchange Sessions 

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Wisconsin Delegation has canceled all remaining information exchange sessions scheduled for March and April.  These may be rescheduled in the future when the situation is more settled.  Recordings of several of the sessions already held will be available:
Video: March 7 Information Session at Bethany UMC 


Three main bodies govern the United Methodist Church: The General Conference, the Council of Bishops and the Judicial Council. The General Conference is the body that sets official policy and speaks as the entire denomination. As the highest legislative body of The United Methodist Church, General Conference holds the power to revise The Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions while also initiating amendments to the denominations constitution. General Conference normally meets once every quadrennium, or every four years. Learn more: What is the General Conference?

2020 General Conference Guide
This guide includes the agenda, details of the legislative process, summaries of key issues, and an overview of The UMC.

Comparison of GC2020 Proposals
This summary compares proposals from various groups about the structure of The UMC.

Advance Daily Christian Advocate 
The ADCA contains the agenda, rules, delegate listings, petitions, reports from the general agencies/commissions and study committees, information for delegates, and codes of conduct for the General Conference. 

Pre-General Conference Presentations
View videos and related materials for each of the presentations from the Pre-General Conference Briefing on January 23-24. 

Financial Narrative: The Possible Impact of Proposed Legislation to the General Conference 2020
Provided by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA)

Ask The UMC: How are General Conference Delegates Chosen?

Our Delegates

During the 2019 Annual Conference, ten laity and ten clergy were elected to serve as Wisconsin’s delegation for the 2020 General Conference and North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Laity General Conference Delegates

  • Lisa King
  • Ravi Roelfs
  • Jessica Gobel

Laity Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

  • Lisa Jones
  • Donald Cramer
  • John Lawson

Laity Jurisdictional Reserve Delegates

  • Judy Vasby
  • Meredith Spors
  • Lynn Messner

Clergy General Conference Delegates

  • Dan Schwerin
  • Jennifer Arneson
  • Krysta Deede

Clergy Jurisdictional Conference Delegates

  • Allison Scott
  • Kate Croskery Jones
  • Jeremy Deaner

Clergy Jurisdictional Reserve Delegates

  • Scott Carlson
  • Kevin Dembinski
  • Joan Frost
  • Clarissa Martinelli