Several persons with Holston Conference ties were among the leaders and servants at Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Nov. 2-4 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina! Here’s the list and their roles:
Rev. Susan Arnold: Support staff. Answered questions at the Information Desk.
Emily Ballard: Leader of the Holston delegation. Offered the greeting before the Service of Remembrance.
Rev. Sharon Bowers: Delegate and bishop nominee.
Bishop Kenneth Carder: Holston native and retired bishop. Led a pre-ballot prayer.
Sam England: Delegate. Speaker in the Young Adult Panel.
Michael Feely: Vice-chair of the SEJ Archives and History Commission. Gave the report.
Rev. Kim Goddard: Delegate. Member of the Episcopacy Committee.
Bishop David Graves: Holston native and resident bishop of the Alabama West-Florida/ South Georgia Conferences. Presided over a session.
Becky Hall: Delegate and support staff. Led tech assistance and organization on the stage.
Del Holley: Delegate, Agenda Committee member, Episcopacy Committee member. Gave a report for the Agenda Committee.
Rev. Tim Jones: Communicator. Participated on the SEJ Communications Team.
Rev. Willie Kitchens: Musician. Led the praise band from Christ United Methodist Church (Chattanooga) in worship and throughout balloting.
Bishop Richard Looney: Holston native and retired bishop. Led a pre-ballot prayer.
Donna Mosby: Delegate. Led a pre-ballot prayer .
Rev. Mike Sluder: Support staff. Monitored the overflow seating area in Harrell Center.
Ben Smith: Communicator and support staff. Photographed the entire SEJ conference.
Bishop James Swanson: Former resident bishop of Holston. Preached at opening worship, presided over a session, and was honored for his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2022.
Bishop Dindy Taylor: Former resident bishop of Holston. Preached at the Service of Remembrance and was honored for her 2021 retirement.
Anne Travis: SEJ Conference secretary. Oversaw organization of the entire SEJ.
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett: Resident bishop of Holston and North Alabama Conferences. Presided over a session and celebrated Holy Communion.
Betty Yeomans-Barton: Support staff. Served as a page in Stuart Auditorium.
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