Lay Delegate

Doreen Alvarez

Phone: 941-391-1186

2021 Lay Delegate

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.