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Lay Nominees for 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Lay Nominees for 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Paul AllenNumber: 001

Name: Paul W. Allen

District: Columbia

Home Church: Chapin UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Leader – 3 years
  2. Chairman of SPRC/SPRC – 9 years
  3. Chairman of Capital Campaign Committee – 2 years (twice – Phase I and 2014)

District Activities

  1. Taught District Lay Speaking Classes – 4 years
  2. Certified Lay Speaker – 12 years

Conference Activities

  1. General Board of Discipleship Instructor – 2 years

(Basic Lay Servant Ministry and Lay Servant Ministries)

Activities Beyond Conference

Qualifications Summary

As a young adult I explored the teachings and history of the UMC and knew I’d found my denomination. I have joyfully given the past 38 years in faithful service.
 


 

Karen AyersNumber: 002

Name: Karen L. Ayers

District: Walterboro

Home Church: Church of the Palms UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Treasurer – 4 years
  2. SS teacher, children, youth and adult – 10 years
  3. Chair, Worship & Evangelism – 8 years

District Activities

  1. Worship – 2 years
  2. UMW – 2 years
  3. Nominations – 4 years

Conference Activities

  1. Commission on Worship – 8 years
  2. Nominations – 8 years     
  3. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 20 years

Qualifications Summary

Lifelong Methodist. Active in Walk to Emmaus for 12 years. Passionate and committed to Education, Worship and Unity in the church based on Wesleyan ideals.

 


 

BeaufordNumber: 003

Name: Roderick Dennis Beauford

District: Greenwood

Home Church: Panola UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Vice Chair Church Council – 10+ years
  2. Chair PPRC – 10+ years
  3. Lay Leader – 10+ years

 


 

J Kris BergmannNumber: 004

Name:   J. Kris Bergmann

District: Charleston

Home Church: Goose Creek UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Chairperson Administrative Council – 2015
  2. Certified Lay Servant – 2005-2015
  3. Sunday School teacher – Adult – 2009-2015

District Activities

  1. Co-Director LSM Charleston District – 2010-2015
  2. Charleston District Connection Table -2014-2015
  3. Instructor Walterboro District LSM – 2014-2015

Conference Activities

  1. Co-Coordinator SC LSM Instructor Academy – 2014 & 2015
  2. SC Lay Servant Leadership team member – 2014 & 2015

 


 

ClarinceNumber: 005

Name: Clarice Blakeney

District: Hartsville

Home Church: Oro UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Community Outreach – 10 years
  2. Active in Local Church – 12 years
  3. Spiritual Growth Sharing (Devotions, Scriptures and Prayers) – 3 years

District Activities

  1. Mission Mini School Instructor – 7 years
  2. Program Planning (UMW Vice-President) – 6 years
  3. Bridge Builders (Race Relations) – 2 years

Conference Activities

  1. ELCC Grant Writing Specialist  – 6 years
  2. Volunteer (Hunger and Mission Book Effort) – 2 years
  3. Charter for Racial Justice (Social Action) – 4 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Participant (SEJ Assembly and Women’s Conference) -10 years
  2. Congregational Development Training (Webinar) – 3 years
  3. Lay Speaker Training – 2 years

Qualifications Summary

President and Spiritual Growth Coordinator, Hartsville District UMW. Was Treasurer, SC Conference Board of Trustees; President, V-President of Unit; SPPRC Chair. Attends Christian School of Mission, State Conference, SEJ and Assembly.

 


David BraddonNumber: 006

Name:   David V. Braddon

District: Charleston

Home Church: Bethany UMC, Summerville

Local Church Activities        

  1. Lay Leader – 7 years
  2. Chair, Church Council – 3 years
  3. Chair, Long Range Planning – 7 years

District Activities        

  1. Lay Leader – 3 years
  2. Committee on Ordained Ministry (Registrar) – 7 years
  3. Board of Congregational Development (Vice-chair) – 7 years

Conference Activities  

  1. Board of Ordained Ministry (Theology & Doctrine Committee) – 7 years
  2. Connectional Ministries (Leadership Committee) – 4 years
  3. Board of Pensions & Health Benefits (Chair 2 years) – 8 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Board Member, United Methodist Publishing House – 3 years
  2. General Conference Delegate (2012 – 2016) – 3 years
  3. Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Delegate (2008 – 2016) – 7 years

Qualifications Summary

Love of God and neighbor. Attentive to God’s call. Heart for The UMC and its future. Strategic planning: Church (including new church plants), industry and military. Ph.D. (Chemistry), MBA, Veteran.

 


 

Carolyn BriscoeNumber: 007

Name: Carolyn Briscoe

District: Anderson

Home Church: Clemson UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Chair, Council on Ministries – 1994-2000
  2. Teacher, Disciple Bible Studies, I, II, III, and IV – 1998-2005
  3. Lay Member to Annual Conference 25+ years – 1974-2015

District Activities

  1. Anderson District Lay Leader – 1998-2008
  2. Chair Anderson District Committee on Superintendency – 1995-present
  3. President, Anderson District United Methodist Women – 1971-1977

Conference Activities

  1. Chair, Conference Council on Ministries – 1988-1996
  2. Chair, Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry – 1984-1988
  3. Member, Conference Committee on the Episcopacy – 1992-2008

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Chair, Scholarships Com., Gen. Bd. of Higher Education – 2004-2008
  2. Leadership Team, Gen. Conf. Task Force to Study the Episcopacy – 2004-2008
  1. Delegate to 9 SEJ Conferences and 7 General Conferences – 1980-present

Qualifications Summary

A lifelong Methodist, I have been active in small, medium and large membership churches and have served in leadership roles from the local to the general church level.

 


 

Susan BrooksNumber: 008

Name: Susan Hitt Brooks

District: Charleston

Home Church: St. Mark UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Delegate SC Annual Conference  – 3 years
  2. President United Methodist Women – 4 years
  3. Missions Chair – 8 years

District Activities

  1. Education & Interpretation Coordinator UMW – 1 year
  2. Nominations Committee UMW – 2 years
  3. Committee to form a Hispanic Methodist Church – Chas – 2 years

Conference Activities

  1. Board of Global Ministries – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

UMW past president, Lay Pastor, Elected Member BGM, Missions Coordinator. Instructor, Mission U-Haiti and 2015 Latin America, SC Missions U.S. Retired Director, MUSC-International Program. Mission: Dominican Republic UMVIM-Haiti and Red Bird Mission.

 


 

Harry BrownNumber: 009

Name: Harry Lee Brown

District: Orangeburg

Home Church: Silas UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Certified Lay-Servant – 13 years
  2. Church Lay Leader – 12 years
  3. Seniors Sunday Teacher – 12 years

District Activities

  1. Orangeburg District Connectional Ministries  – 1 year
  2. Orangeburg District UM Men Treasurer – 1 year

 


 

Vickie BrownNumber: 010

Name: Vickie Powell Brown

District: Florence

Home Church: Ebenezer UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Sunday School – K-3 – 1 year 2014-2015
  2. Sunday School – 1st-4th grades  – 8 years 2004-2012
  3. Sunday School – Adults – 5 years 1984-1989

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Representative for Conference – 7 years 2007-2009 and 2011-2014

 


 

Michael CheathamNumber: 011

Name: Michael Cheatham

District: Greenville

Home Church: Faith UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Chair, Church Council, Trustee – 4 years
  2. Certified Lay Speaker – 27 years
  3. Worship, Lay Liturgist – 4 years

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader – 3 years
  2. Committee on Lay Servant Ministries – 20+ years
  3. District Trustee, Superintendency Committee – 3 years

Conference Activities

  1. Connectional Ministries – 3 years
  2. Past Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries – 9 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. General Conference Delegate – 2004, 2012
  2. Jurisdictional Conference Delegate – 2004, 2008, 2012
  3. Past officer of jurisdictional and national Lay Servant Ministries – 8 years

Qualifications Summary

General Conference Delegate: 2004, 2012. Author of paragraph 266.6 in Book of Discipline. Jurisdictional Conference Delegate: 2004, 2008, 2012. Past Jurisdictional President, Lay Servant Ministries. Past Executive Committee, National Lay Servant Ministries.

 


 

 

Mae Ruth CookeNumber: 012

Name: Mae Ruth Cooke

District: Hartsville

Home Church: Mechanicsville UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Finance Committee – 8 years
  2.  Leadership Committee – 3 years
  3. Council on Ministries – 8 years

District Activities

  1. United Methodist Women – 8 years
  2. Lay Servant Ministry – 4 years
  3. Black Methodist Church Renewal – 8 years

Conference Activities

  1. Black Methodist Church Renewal – 4 years
  2. Standing Rules Committee – 4 years
  3. Religion and Race – 4 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Black Methodist Church Renewal – 3 years
  2. United Methodist Women – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

Productive, committed, dedicated member of the United Methodist Church – local, district and conference levels. Goals: to help empower the church through policy making and living up to our purpose, “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.

 


 

Edd CunninghamNumber: 013

Name:   Edd W. Cunningham

District: Florence

Home Church: Mt. Seal UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Administrative Chair – 5 years
  2. Lay Leader -18 years
  3. Building Committee Chair – 2 years

District Activities

  1. UMMen Chair – 9 years
  2. Connectional Ministry – 9 years
  3. Nominating Committee – 7 years

Conference Activities

  1. UMMen V-chair – 8 years
  2. Religion and Race Chair – 4 years
  3. Shalom Chair – 4 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Emmaus Walk, 111, 117, 122, 125, 127 and 131 – 5 years

Qualifications Summary

The knowledge I gained from serving on the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference has increased, preparing this servant to answer God’s call in 2016 and fulfill this important service.

 


 

Baron PekalbNumber: 014

Name: Baron E. DeKalb, III

District: Greenville

Home Church: Covenant

Local Church Activities

  1. Committee Membership; Finance & SPRC – 6 years
  2. Chair of Church Council – 4 years
  3. Sunday School Teacher – 10 years

District Activities

  1. Certified Lay Servant – 15 years
  2. District Committee for Lay Servants – 4 years
  3. Pulpit supply – 3 years

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Delegate to Annual Conference – 5 years

Qualifications Summary

As a long time member of the United Methodist Church, it would be a humbling honor to represent the South Carolina Conference at General Conference.

 


 

Jean DoscherNumber: 015

Name: Jean Doscher

District: Charleston

Home Church: Aldersgate UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. UMW President – 2008-present
  2. Chair, SPRC – 2008-2013
  3. Mission Team – Food Pantry – 2013-present

District Activities

  1. District Mission Chair on Connectional Table – 2008-2010
  2. Board member and Secretary, N. Hope Cooperative Ministries – 2009-present
  3. President, Charleston District UMW – 2004-2008

Conference Activities

  1. Member, Conference Board of Trustees – 2013-present
  2. UMW Representative to Rural Mission – 2008-2012       
  3. Alt. Lay Delegate to SEJ Conference – 2012

Qualifications Summary

I am a lifelong Methodist and a member of Aldersgate UMC for over 40 years. I would consider it an honor to serve as a delegate.

 


 

Linda DuRantNumber: 016

Name: Linda J. DuRant

District: Columbia

Home Church: Chapin UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. President, VP, Treasurer of Chapin UMW – Total 12 years (1994-2005)
  2. Chairman Committee on Worship – 3 years (1991-1994) I think
  3. Alto in Chancel Choir – 35 years

District Activities

  1. Spiritual Growth Mission Coordinator for Columbia UMW – 2000-2003

Conference Activities

  1. President SC Conference United Methodist Women – 2011-2014
  2. Vice President SC Conference United Methodist Women – 2007-2010
  3. Member of Taskforce on Children in Poverty – 2012-current

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Delegate to 2012 South Eastern Jurisdictional                                   2011-2012

Qualifications Summary

As an involved member of the United Methodist Church I would be honored to represent South Carolina as a delegate to General Conference 2016 and/or Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference 2016.

 


 

Don EllisNumber: 017

Name: Donald L. Ellis

District: Florence

Home Church: Manning UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Leader – 20 years
  2. Sunday School Teacher – 26 years
  3. Choir Member – 26 years

Conference Activities

  1. Board of Ordained Ministries – 12 years; Exec. Com. 4 years
  2. Trustees – 11 years; President 2 years

Qualifications Summary

I have served at the conference level for 23 years, some of those years in leadership positions.

 


 

Robert ElwoodNumber: 018

Name: Robert F. Elwood

District: Marion

Home Church: Centenary UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Treasurer – 10 years
  2. S/PPRC – 4 years
  3. Trustee – 6 years

District Activities

  1. Lay Delegate to AC – 5 years
  2. Seaside Emmaus – 13 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. BSF – 9 years
  2. BSF Assistant Children Supervisor – 5 years
  3. Lay Servant – 6 years

Qualifications Summary

I have been member of Centenary UMC for over 20 years. During this time I have held many council positions and chaired several, including Lay delegate to annual conference 5 times.      

 


 

Emily Rogers EvansNumber: 019

Name: Emily Rogers Evans

District: Columbia

Home Church: Mt. Hebron UMC

Young Adult

Local Church Activities

  1. VBS Leader – 2012 – 2013
  2. Bible Study Leader – 2012 – 2014

District Activities

  1. Salkehatchie Summer Service – 2002 – 2004
  2. Wesley Foundation Winthrop – 2006 – 2008

Conference Activities

  1. CFA – 2008 – 2012
  2. Annual Conference Delegate – 2005 – 2014

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. GCFA – 2008 – 2012
  2. GBGM – 2012 – 2014
  3. General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate – 2008, 2012

Qualifications Summary

I served the SC Conference as a delegate to two Jurisdictional Conferences and GC alternate in 2012 and would be blessed to serve in this capacity again in 2016.

 


 

Anna FeaginNumber: 020

Name: Anna J. Feagin

District: Hartsville

Home Church: St. Luke UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Choir – 30 years
  2. Lead Bible Study – 5 years
  3. Teach Church School – 30 years

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader -2 years
  2. Director Lay Servant -2 years
  3. Certified Lay Servant – 5 years

Conference Activities

  1. Connectional Ministries – 2 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. UMCOR – Sager Brown – 2 years

Qualifications Summary

I love serving our Lord and Savior. I love music and have started two dulcimer groups (York and Hartsville). I use the dulcimer in my witness to shut-in and nursing home residents.


 

Leigh-Ann ForsytheNumber: 021

Name: Leigh-Ann Forsythe

District: Anderson

Home Church: Trinity UMC

Young Adult

Local Church Activities

  1. Journey to the Resurrection – 2009-2010
  2. Youth Group Leadership Team – 2005-2010
  3. Worship Committee – 2009-2010

District Activities

  1. District Youth Retreat – 2009

Conference Activities

  1. Spring Maid Youth Conference – 2010
  2. Revolution Youth Conference – 2010
  3. South Carolina MYP Honduras Trip – 2014

Qualifications Summary

I’ve been a member of the United Methodist Church since childhood; principles such as loving people and putting faith into action formed my faith and strengthens my walk with Christ.

 


John GloverNumber: 022

Name: John N. Glover

District: Greenville

Home Church: Aldersgate UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Church Council – 2010, 2011, 2012
  2. Program Council – 2013, 2014, 2015
  3. SPRC – 2014, 2015

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015      

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Ecuador Mission Trip – 2009
  2. Red Bird Mission Trip – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Qualifications Summary

In addition to my work in the Church I have worked in the business world and served in the military and feel that I bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the table.

 


 

Jim GraysonNumber: 023

Name: Jim Grayson

District: Greenville

Home Church: Advent UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Advent UMM President – 3 years (2010-2012)
  2. Church Choir/and Praise Band – 6 years
  3. Brothers Breakfast/Bible Study – 5 years

District Activities

  1. Brothers Providing Meal for Salkehatchie – 3 years
  2. UMM Leadership Day – 1 year
  3. Greenville District Leadership Meeting – 2 years

Conference Activities

  1. SC Methodist Conference Delegate – 1 year

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Red Cross Donor – 5 years
  2. March Mission Madness – 2 years
  3. Helping Hands Coordinator – 4 years

 


 

Becky GreenNumber: 024

Name:   Becky Green

District: Marion

Home Church: Wayne UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Member PPRC – 4 years
  2. Teach Sunday School – 15 years
  3. Lead small group Bible Study – 8 years

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader – 2 years
  2. Convener District Connectional Ministries – 2 years

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Servant Leadership Team – 1 year
  2. Committee on Congregational Development – 1 year

 


 

Lollie HaseldenNumber: 025

Name: Lollie Haselden

District: Rock Hill

Home Church: St. John’s UMC, Rock Hill

Young Adult

Local Church Activities

  1. College/Young Adult Sunday School Teacher – 2 years (since class founded)
  2. Lay Servant – 3 years
  3. Hunger Outreach Ministries – 3 years

District Activities

  1. District Connectional Ministries – 1 year
  2. District Young Adult Lay Member to Annual Conference – 3 years
  3. District Million Book Effort Coordinator – 1 year

Conference Activities

  1. Commission on Equitable Compensation (secretary) – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

Disciple of Jesus. Lifelong United Methodist. Wofford graduate. Rock Hill District Administrative Secretary. Passionate about strength found in our Connection. Active in study and mission. Well versed in UMC polity.


 

 

Joe HeywardNumber: 026

Name: Joseph E. Heyward

District: Florence

Home Church: Cumberland UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1.  Finance Committee – 8 years
  2. Music Committee (Chair) – 9 years
  3. Staff/Parish Relations Committee – 3 years

District Activities

  1. Lay Representative to Conference Nominations Committee – 2 years
  2. Former District Lay Leader – 9 years

Conference Activities

  1. Committee on Episcopacy – 2 years
  2. Board of Ordained Ministry – 2 years
  3. Conference Lay Leader (Immediate Past) – 8 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Jurisdictional Com. on Coordination & Accountability (past chair) – 6 years
  2. SEJ Committee on Episcopacy – 2 years
  3. General Board of Pension and Health Benefits – 8 years

Qualifications Summary

Former Conference Lay Leader, active in the jurisdiction and general conferences, committed and faithful servant leader who also served as head of the SC delegation to the 2012 General Conference.

 


 

Jacquelin Jenkins 1Number: 027

Name: Jacquelyn G. Jenkins

District: Walterboro

Home Church: St. Mark UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. St. Mark Lay Church Leader – Over 10 years
  2. St. Mark Caring Group Leader – Over 10 years
  3. St. Mark Pastor Parish Relations Committee – Over 10 years

District Activities

  1. Walterboro District Superintendency Committee – Over 10 years
  2. Walterboro Dist. & SC Conference Board of Ordained Ministry – Over 10 years
  3. Walterboro District Lay Servant Ministries – Over 10 years

Conference Activities

  1. SC Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries – 3 years
  2. SC Conference Connectional Ministries Committee – 3 years
  3. SC Resident Bishop’s Road Show Conference Team – 1 year (2014)

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Executive Secretary of Nat’l Assoc. of Lay Servant Conf. Director – 1 year
  2. Nat’l Assoc. of Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries – Over 10 years
  3. Past Lake Junaluska United Methodist Convocation – Over 10 years

Qualifications Summary

With the experience I bring, I hope to serve as a vessel that ripples a greater understanding of our Connectional Ministries, Missions, Leadership and Witness as a General and Jurisdictional Delegate.

 


 

Meg JiunniesNumber: 028

Name:   Meg Jiunnies

District: Florence

Home Church: Central UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Teach Bible Studies – 19 years; 1996-present
  2. Lead support groups – 8 years; 2007-present
  3. Visit Shut-ins – 8 years; 2007-present

District Activities

  1. Annual Conference Registration – 4 years; 2011-2014
  2. Plenary Speaker for District Training – 2012

Conference Activities

  1. Standing Rules Committee – Less than 1 year; 2015

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Former Certified Lay Servant – 2011-2013
  2. Local Lay Speaker – 2010-2011

Qualifications Summary

Have served on: Congregational Care, Nominations for Lay Leadership, Stewardship, Education and Spiritual Growth, Family Ministry and Youth Ministry Teams.


 

Lou JordonNumber: 029

Name: Lou Jordan

District: Florence

Home Church: Central UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Director of Youth Ministries St. Paul UMC – 2000-2012 (12 years)

District Activities

  1. Florence District Youth Coordinator – 2004-2011, 2014-present (8 years total)
  2. Florence District Connectional Ministries, Discipleship – 2012-present (2 years)

Conference Activities

  1. SC Conference Connectional Ministries – 2012-present (2 years total)
  2. Campus Director of The Wesley Foundation at Francis Marion University – June 2014-present (1 year)

Qualifications Summary

I have served in the local church, the district and conference level of the church, and are willing to serve as a delegate if elected.


                                                                  

Herman LightseyNumber: 030

Name: Herman Burns Lightsey, Jr.

District: Columbia

Home Church: Ashland UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Sunday School Teacher – 1988 to present
  2. Certified Lay Servant – 2008 to present
  3. Lay Delegate to SC Annual Conference – 1988 to present

District Activities

  1. Lay Servant Facilitator – 2008-present
  2. Connectional Ministries – 2010 to present
  3. President, United Methodist Men Columbia District – 2005-2012

Conference Activities

  1. Chair, SC Conf. Com. on Insurance & Pensions & Appeals Bd. – 2010 to present
  2. President, SC Conference of United Methodist Men – 2012 to present
  3. Member of Bishop’s MAT Team, Member AC Committee – 2013 to present

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Member Southeast Jurisdiction of United Methodist Men – 2012 to present
  2. Member of National Association of Conference Presidents of UMMen – 2012 to present
  1. Delegate to General & Jurisdictional Conferences – 2012

Qualifications Summary

Life changing walk to Emmaus September 2009. The first SC Men’s Ministry Specialist certified by the General Commission of UMM. Background in insurance and finance. Retired Army Colonel. Good management and people skills.


 

Don LoveNumber: 031

Name: Donald E. Love

District: Rock Hill

Home Church: Wesley UMC, York

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Finance Committee – Chair – 12 years
  2. Pastor Parish Relations Committee – Chair – 14 years
  3. United Methodist Men (Various Offices) – 25 years

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader – 8 years
  2. Connectional Ministries – 10 years
  3. Board of Ordained Ministry – 3 years

Conference Activities

  1. Board of Laity – 8 years
  2. Conference Associate Lay Leader – 3 years
  3. Stewardship Task Group – 10 years

Beyond Conference

  1. Association of Conference Lay Leaders – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

UM Membership Over 46 years. Service Experiences have helped me obtain a Comprehensive Knowledge of Purpose, Beliefs and Polity of the UMC. Appreciative/Humbled by the Opportunity to be Considered as a Potential Delegate.

                                                                                


 

Chris LynchNumber: 032

Name:   Chris Lynch

District: Anderson

Home Church:   Trinity UMC, Anderson

Local Church Activities

  1. Youth Director – 1996-2012
  2. Praise Band Member/Leader – 2006-2010

District Activities

  1.        District Youth Coordinator – 2006-2012

Conference Activities

  1. Congregational Specialist – 2012-present
  2. Immerse Design Team – 2009-2012

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Member of SEJ MYP Leadership – 2012-present

Qualifications Summary

Congregations Specialist in the Spartanburg and Rock Hill Districts. Conference staff person for youth ministry. Husband, father, lover of Jesus.

 


 

Vicki McCarthaNumber: 033

Name: Vicki McCartha

District: Spartanburg

Home Church: Inman UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Administrative Council Chair – 2 years (2012-present)
  2. Teach Adult Sunday School – 12 years (2003-present)
  3. Editor of church newsletter – 4 years (2010-present)

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 5 years
  2. Lay Servant Certified – 2006 & 2014

Qualifications Summary

I am a life-long Methodist and have served on most local church committees. I support acceptance and full inclusion of all and believe we are strengthened by diversity.

 


 

Willie McLaughlinNumber: 034

Name: Willie M. McLaughlin

District: Greenwood

Home Church: Trinity UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Sunday School Superintendent – 2013 to present
  2. Chairperson of Church Council – 20+ years
  3. Treasurer of the UMM – 20+ years

District Activities

  1. Certified Lay Servant/Speaker – 30+ years
  2. District Committee on Worship – 8 years
  3. District Superintendent’s Committee – 6 years

Conference Activities

  1. Delegate to Annual Conference – 40 years
  2. Past Member of the Council of Ministries – 8 years
  3. Committee on Religion & Race – 6 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Worked with Camps in the mountains one week – 5 years

 

Dan MooreNumber: 035

Name: Dan W. Moore

District: Marion

Home Church: Little River UMC

Local Church Activities        

  1. SPRC including chair (SC & NC) – 13 years
  2. Bible study/Sunday school leader – 20 years
  3. Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center Board – 3 years

District Activities

  1. Committee on Superintendency (NC) – 1 year

Conference Activities

  1. Lay Delegate (SC & NC) – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

God is who he says he is and can do what he says he can do. Through him, I’ve been an active layman in teaching, writing, and occasional preaching.

 


 

Marilyn MurphyNumber: 036

Name: Marilyn Murphy

District: Greenwood

Home Church: Main Street UMC, Greenwood

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Delegate to Annual Conference – 20 years
  2. Lay Leader – First Year
  3. Former UMW President – 4 years

District Activities

  1. Certified Lay Servant – 14 years
  2. Former UMW President – 4 years
  3. Trained Early Response Team Member – 3 years

Conference Activities

  1.  Former Advocate Board of Trustees Chairperson – 6 years
  2. Former Advocate Board of Trustees – 8 years
  3. Former UMW President – 2 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. General Conference Delegate – 2004
  2. General Conference 2nd Alternate – 2008
  3. General Conference 1st Alternate – 2012

Qualifications Summary

Humbled and honored to have served as one of your delegates to General Conferences 3 times, I know the work, dedication and have the knowledge to do the job.

 


 

Lucille MyersNumber: 037

Name: Lucille Myers

District: Marion

Home Church: St. James UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Usher – 10+ years
  2. Past Charge Secretary -11 years
  3. Soup For The Soul Ministry – 2 years

District Activities

  1. District Leadership Training – 3 years
  2. United Methodist Women’s Retreat – 3 years

Conference Activities

  1.  Lay Delegate to SC Annual Conference – 6 years
  2. Conference Food Drive -1 year
  3. One Million Book – 1 year

Qualifications Summary

As a United Methodist member for over 30 years, I’ve served as choir member, usher, past secretary of charge, U.M. Woman, SPPRC and Lay Delegate to S.C. Annual Conference.


 

Larry OwensNumber: 038

Name: Larry B. Owens

District: Florence

Home Church: Hebron UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Delegate to Annual Conference – 10 years
  2. Member of Finance Committee – 10 years
  3. Chair of PPRC Committee – 5 years

 


 

Evelyn PaulingNumber: 039

Name: Evelyn K. Pauling

District: Orangeburg

Home Church: Mt. Nebo UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Finance Committee Chair – 6 years
  2. Chair Council on Ministries – 11 years
  3. President of Mt. Nebo UMW – 8 years

District Activities

  1. President of Orangeburg District UMW – 4 years
  2. Vice President of Orangeburg District UMW – 4 years
  3. Member of Orangeburg Connectional Ministries – 6 years

Conference Activities

  1. ACCUMW Spiritual Growth Coordinator/Chair – 2 years
  2. ACCUMW Charter For Racial Justice Committee – 2 years
  3. SCCUMW Executive Committee – 4 years

 


 

Jennifer PriceNumber: 040

Name: Jennifer Price

District: Florence

Home Church: Highland Park UMC

Youth

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 2015
  2. Youth Ministries Committee – 2013-15
  3. Youth Choir – 2009-15

Conference Activities

  1. Revolution road crew – 2013-15

Qualifications Summary

Freshman (Fall 2015) Francis Marion University. Plan to be a teacher. Active Highland Park all my life. I am a follower of Jesus and want to share his love with others.


 

John RedmondNumber: 041

Name: John A. Redmond

District: Greenville

Home Church: Buncombe Street UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Board of Directors, BSUMC Endowment Fund – 2010-present
  2. Board of Trustees – 2004-2012
  3. Chair Administrative Board

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader – 2000-2008
  2. Committee on Superintendency
  3. Lay Leadership Training Workshops Session Leader

Conference Activities

  1. Council on Finance & Administration (Chair Personnel Com.) – 2008-present
  2. Board of Camps and Retreats (Chair) – 12 years
  3. Committee on Nominations (Chair)

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Director of the General Board of Global Ministries – 2004-2012
  2. Director of the General Board of Church & Society – 1996-2004
  3. Director, UM Development Fund, President 2012-2016 – 2008-present

Qualifications Summary

Lifelong Methodist. Elected to 6 Jurisdictional and 5 General Conferences. Privileged to have served the General Church at several levels. Know and understand how the General Conference & Church works.

 


 

James SalleyNumber: 042

Name: James H. Salley

District: Orangeburg

Home Church: Edisto Fork UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 22 years
  2. United Methodist Men – 30 years
  3. Male Chorus – 30 years

District Activities

  1. Orangeburg District Council on Connectional Ministries – 3 years
  2. District Superintendents Global Outreach Project – 1 year
  3. District BMCR – 20 years

Conference Activities                                                                                      

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 22 years
  2. SC Caucus BMCR – 24 years
  3. Bishop’s Global Outreach Committee – 2 years

Beyond Conference

  1. National SBC Committee – 7 years
  2. General BMCR Board of Directors – 10 years
  3. General Conference Delegate – 16 years

Qualifications Summary

I am a strong local church and connectional advocate who tries to live daily by John Wesley’s 3 general rules. My experiences on all levels of the church are an asset to the Conference.

 


 

David SalterNumber: 043

Name: David W. Salter

District: Greenwood

Home Church: Warrenville UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Organist Warrenville UMC – 1963-continuing (51+ years)
  2. Member of Church Council (former Chair) – 1973-continuing (41+ years)
  3. Delegate to Annual Conference – 1984/ 2005-present (15+ years)

District Activities

  1. District Lay Leader – 2008-continuing (6+ years)
  2. Member District Council on Ministries/Connectional Ministries – 2008-continuing (6+ years)
  1. Committee on Lay Servant Ministries – 2014-continuing

Conference Activities

  1. Member and Secretary of Commission on Worship – 2000-2008 (8 years)
  2. Board of Laity/Lay Leadership of Conference Connectional Ministries – 2008-continuing (6+ years)
  1. Conference Nominating Committee – 2012-continuing

Qualifications Summary

As a life-long United Methodist, I am dedicated to its theological beliefs and polity. Having served at Local, District and Annual Conference levels, I am qualified to represent you.


 

Sheil ShanklinNumber: 044

Name: Sheila Shanklin

District: Orangeburg

Home Church: Beulah UMC, Sandy Run

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Leader – 2012-2014
  2. Treasurer – 2003-2010
  3. Choir Member

District Activities

  1. Director, Lay Servant Ministries – 2009-
  2. Member, District Council Connectional Ministries – 2010-
  3. Organized and planned Bishop’s Road Show for Orangeburg Dist.  – 2014

Conference Activities

  1. Team Leader, Lay Servant Leadership Team – 2013 –
  2. Lay Leadership Executive Committee – 2013 –
  3. Member of Conference Connectional Ministries – 2010

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. SEJADLSM – Alabama – 2010
  2. SEJADLSM – SC – 2011

Qualifications Summary

 


 

Dennis SullenNumber: 045

Name: Dennis Sullen

District: Florence

Home Church: Cumberland UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Leader – 2011 to present
  2. Church Council Chairman – 2006 to 2010

District Activities

  1. Florence District Lay Leader – 2012 to present

Conference Activities

  1. Conference Connectional Ministry Lay Leaders member – 2010 to present
  2. Conference Prayer Advocate – 2014 to present

 


 

Maureen ThomasNumber: 046

Name: Maureen Thomas

District: Hartsville

Home Church: Centenary UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Treasurer – 9 years
  2. Chair Administrative Council – 4 years
  3. Lay Leader – Current

District Activities

  1. Lay Servant Instructor – 5 years
  2. Committee on District Superintendency – 3 years
  3. UMW District Treasurer – 5 years

Conference Activities

  1. Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries – 4 years
  2. Committee on Resolutions and Appeals – 3 years
  3. Board of Ordained Ministries – Current

Qualifications Summary

Seek heaven first, willing servant, help others to seek God through the Methodist tradition. Delegate to Annual Conference, Treasurer Conference UMW, Chair PPRC, Sunday School Teacher.

 


 

Martha ThompsonNumber: 047

Name: Martha Fridy Thompson

District: Columbia

Home Church: Mt. Horeb UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Lay Member to Annual Conference – 38 years
  2. Staff Parish Relations Committee – 4 years
  3. Church Council – 4 years

District Activities

  1. Chair – Committee on District Superintendency – 20 years
  2. District Board of Ordained Ministry – 11 years
  3. District Connectional Ministries – 4 years

Conference Activities

  1. Board of Ordained Ministry/Ex. Comm. – 11 years
  2. Chair – S.C. Conf. Children in Poverty Campaign – 3 years
  3. Conf. Connectional Ministries/Convener for Children’s Ministries – 3 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Lay Member – General and Jurisdictional Conferences – 26 years
  2. S.C. Conf. Liaison-Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty – 3 years

Qualifications Summary

I have been a member of the United Methodist Church all my life and believe in our Wesleyan heritage. My experiences within the church have been broad and I would be honored, once again, to serve as a lay delegate.

 


 

Earline UlmerNumber: 048

Name: Earline Haywood Ulmer

District: Orangeburg

Home Church: North Orangeburg UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Pastor Parish Relations Committee – 2010-2014
  2. Delegate to Annual Conference – 2007-2014
  3. Nominations and Lay Leadership Committee – 2012-2014

District Activities

  1. District Council on Ministries Chairperson – 1995-2002
  2. District Nurture Committee (DCOM) – 2012-2014
  3. Certified Lay Servant

Conference Activities

  1. Conference Committee on Finance and Administration – 2012-2014
  2. Conference Council on Ministries Chairperson – 2004-2012
  3. Conference Chair of Board of Education – 1988-1996

Beyond Conference Activities

  1. Page at the Jurisdictional Conference – 2008
  2. Elected 1st Alt. & served as Delegate to Jurisdictional Conference – 2012
  3. Committee on Finance and Administration (SE Jurisdiction) – 2012-2014

Qualifications Summary

Experience in the United Methodist Church on local/district/conference levels has equipped me with knowledge needed to represent our AC at General/Jurisdictional Conferences. My leadership skills will be an asset to the Delegation.

 


 

Barbara WareNumber: 049

Name: Barbara Ware

District: Greenville

Home Church: Advent UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Staff Parish Relations Committee, Chair for one year – 3 years
  2. Evangelism Committee, Chair for one year – 3 years
  3. Trustee Committee – 3 years

District Activities

  1. District Council on Ministries (old structure), Chair for two years – 3 years
  2. District Lay Leader – 4 years
  3. Congregational Development Committee – 1 year

Conference Activities  

  1. The Committee on the Episcopacy – 3 years
  2. Conference Lay Leader – 3 years
  3. Conference Committee on Nominations – 3 years

Activities Beyond Conference

  1. Delegate to General Conference 2012 – 1 year
  2. Delegate to SEJ Conference 2012 – 1 year
  3. Secretary for SC General Conference Delegation – 1 year

Qualifications Summary

I continue to be grateful for the impact the UMC has on my life. I remain committed to give of my time and energy for our denomination.

 


 

Cynthia WilliamsNumber: 050

Name: Cynthia Burrows Williams

District: Florence

Home Church: St. Paul UMC

Ethnic Minority

Local Church Activities

  1. Nurture – 4 years
  2. Finance – 3 years
  3. Lay Servant – 15 years

District Activities

  1. Lay Leadership Team – 3 years
  2. Past Florence District Lay Leader – 5 years

Conference Activities

  1. Convener of Connectional Ministries – 4 years
  2.  Staff Relations – 4 years
  3. Ministry Advisory Team – 4 years

Qualifications Summary

Lay Servant of fifteen years presently serving as Convener of Connectional Ministries, member of Ministry Advisory Team and Conference Staff Relations. Serving, committed, and dedicated to the United Methodist Church.


 

Katie WoodfinNumber: 051

Name: Katie Woodfin

District: Spartanburg

Home Church: Gramling UMC

Local Church Activities

  1. Member of Church Council – 6.5 years
  2. Member of SPRC – 6.5 years
  3. Choir member – 27 years

Conference Activities

  1. Lay member to annual conference – 6 years

Qualifications Summary

A lifelong Methodist, I have served in various leadership positions at Gramling since 1983. I am concerned about challenges facing our denomination and believe God’ s absolute truth is our beacon.


 

 

 

 

 

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