Lay Delegate

John Dorotics

Phone: 941-408-4016

Lay Delegate

Doreen Alvarez

Phone: 941-391-1186

2017 Lay Delegates

The Annual Conference meets once a year to represent United Methodists in a particular geographical area. All clergy are members and each local church or charge elects at least one lay member as delegate to the Annual Conference so that lay members equal clergy members.

The Annual Conference is responsible for accepting goals and approving the budget for the work of the United Methodist Church in its area. It is also responsible for approving persons for ordinations as clergy and consecration as diaconal ministers.

Report on 2015 Annual Conference

Doreen Alvarez gave her report on the 2015 Annual Conference to the congregation on Sunday June 28, 2015. You may download a copy of Doreen's report or you can visit the Annual Conference website.

Leading Beyond the Walls - Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, delivered leadership training sessions at the 2015 Annual Conference. The three presentations were aimed at equipping, inspiring and encouraging pastors and local church leaders as they seek to develop healthy and growing United Methodist Churches. The conference captured Rev. Hamilton’s sessions on video. See links below.