Committee on Nominations
The purpose of the Committee on Nominations is to present to the annual conference, at its annual meeting, a slate of nominees for conference agencies, giving consideration to one-third clergypersons, one-third laymen, one-third-laywomen and ethnic balance, as agencies are described in the Standing Rules section of the Journal. We find and assign members to agencies to support the ability of our conference to create disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Benefits of serving on conference agencies include:
- Supporting the annual conference to achieve its vision, embrace discipleship and promote transformation.
- Providing leadership for individuals who the agency serves.
- Understanding and promoting the connectivity of the annual conference.
- Utilization of skills and talents developed through experience in other agencies
- Knowledge that an individual’s input is valued.
The Nominations process includes discussion and selection of candidates based on nominations received from members of the annual conference, nominations directly requested by individuals and nominations bought to the committee from people throughout the conference, as well as nominations developed by committee members and their contacts with clergy and laity. Some positions require specific skills and others require a general background. The goal of providing one-third shares for clergy, laymen and laywomen, as well as an ethnic mix, is important to our task.
The Committee on Nominations relies on the chair of each agency, or his/her representative, to describe the talent needed for vacancies, especially focused skills. If we don’t know about a needed skill, we cannot attempt to deliver it. In addition, the chairs of agencies should notify Nominations by January 10 of individuals who have not functioned so these people can be deleted from the agency report and be replaced at the next annual conference.
Discussion and decision on vacancies takes place during the 6 Nominations meetings throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for:
- January 18, 2013
- February 15, 2013
- March 15, 2013
- May 2013 (at Annual Conference in Adrian)
Membership on the committee includes:
Twelve people nominated and elected by the Annual Conference; 4-year term, limit 2 terms
Class of 2013 - Clergy: Ted Whitely
Class of 2013 - Layman: Lee Hunter
Class of 2014 - Clergy: Janet Larner
Class of 2014 - Layman: Bill Burnett
Class of 2015 - Clergy: Michael Mayo-Moyle
Class of 2015 - Layman: Jacob Stone
Class of 2015 - Laywoman: Ruby Anderson
Class of 2016 - Clergy: Duane Miller
Class of 2016 - Laywoman: Taylorie Bailey
Clergy and layperson nominated from each district; 4-year term, limit 2 terms
Ann Arbor - Clergy: June Smith
Ann Arbor - Layperson: George Jonte
Crossroads - Clergy: Greg Rowe
Crossroads - Layperson: Carl Kinney
Detroit Renaissance - Layperson: Don Archambeau
Blue Water - Clergy: Dan Bowman
Blue Water - Lay Person: Gretchen Orr
Marquette - Clergy: Kim Spencer
Saginaw Bay - Layperson: Caren Chappell
District Superintendent Rep.: Tara Sutton
Director of Connectional Ministries: Jerome DeVine
Lay Leader: Wayne Bank, Ralph Czerepinski
Chair, Standing Rules: Diana Spitnale Miller
President, CCYM: Isaac Garrigues-Cortelyou
President, UMM: Jim Walker
President, UMW: Kay Mowery
Co-opted member: Jeff Regan
Chair, Commission on Religion & Race: Ernestine Campbell
Chair, COSROW: Susan Youmans
Chair, Bd. of Christian Education: Kathy Pittenger, Rachel Benton
Chair, Bd. of Church & Society: Jill Zundel
Chair, Bd. of Discipleship: Margie Bryce
Chair, Bd. of Global Ministries: Don Gotham
Chair, Bd. Of Higher Education & Campus Ministry: Monica William
Chair, Bd. Of Outdoor & Retreat Ministries: Jeremy Peters
Secretary, Conf. Committee on Nominations: Michelle Walkup