The Holston Conference delegation met Nov. 9 to continue its work of preparing for General Conference in May 2020 and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in July 2020.
The primary work of delegates to Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference is the election of bishops. The Holston delegation had joined in a process of discerning potential nominees for the episcopacy. In September, the delegation invited eligible clergy to communicate their interest in being considered.
At the Nov. 9 meeting in White Pine, Tennessee, delegates met with and interviewed potential nominees for bishop.
After discussion, discernment and prayer, the Holston Conference delegation has decided not to put forth or endorse a nominee for bishop in the 2020 election.
The delegation wishes to thank those who submitted nominee names, those who joined the Nov. 9 meeting, and all who participated in this process.
The next meeting of the delegation is scheduled for January. Share your concerns and questions by emailing email@example.com.
- Lean more about the United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdiction.
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (June 12, 2109) -- The Holston Annual Conference completed its election for conferences in 2020 tonight at 7:30 p.m. In order of election, General Conference delegates are: Emily Ballard Rev. Kim Goddard Del Holley Rev. Wil ...
July 14 update: Bishop David Graves has been assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. His assignment begins Sept. 1. LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (July 13, 2016) -- The Rev. David Graves, senior pastor of Church Street United Methodist ...
ALCOA, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2015) – The Holston Conference delegation to General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference announces the endorsement of the Rev. David Graves as a nominee for episcopacy in The United Methodist Church. The ...