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The Conference Secretary

Rev. Ken Nelson

Rev. Kenneth L. Nelson
Conference Secretary
conferencesecretary@umcsc.org
4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 104
Columbia, SC 29203
803-786-9486- ext. 263

The Secretary of the Annual Conference is elected by the members of the Annual Conference. The Rev. Ken Nelson was elected in June 2014.

The administrative assistants relating the Conference Secretary are Sylvia Hulbert and Pat Mack.

Some of the functions carried out by Ken and his administrative assistants include:

  • Assisting the bishop and the committee on the Annual Conference plan and coordinate annual conference sessions.
  • Keeping the official record of all annual conference business sessions.
  • Editing the annual conference Journal and the Program and Reports, and the pre-conference materials.
  • Maintaining records of conference Committee on Nominations, the Committee on the Annual Conference, and the Conference Board of Trustees.

Election of delegates to General & Jurisdictional Conference

Eligible clergy members (full elders and deacons in good standing, active and retired) who are nominated by means of one of the forms linked below by Feb. 1, 2019, shall be listed on the Annual Conference ballot. Those nominees will be assigned an election number, and their information will be included in pre-conference materials.

Standing Rules of the South Carolina Annual Conference (2018)

Nomination Form: Clergy Delegate To General And Jurisdictional Conference

Nomination Form: Lay Delegate To General And Jurisdictional Conference

Write-in ballot process

Eligible clergy who are not nominated by Feb. 1, 2019, still may participate in the delegate election process by means of a write-in ballot. Standing Rule 28 of the South Carolina Annual Conference (2018) provides that eligible clergy members “receiving 12 or more write-in votes on any ballot during the election process shall be assigned a number and added to the clergy ballot.”

 

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