Detroit Conference delegation
The Detroit Conference delegation to the 2012 General and North Central Jurisdictional Conferences. Front row (L to R): Rev. Melanie Carey, Wayne Bank, Rev. Joy Barrett, Jackie Euper, Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Paul Thomas. Back Row (L to R): Rev. Ed Rowe, Rev. Marsha Woolley, Don Archambeau, Rev. Dr. J.D. Landis, Rev. Dr. Tara Sutton, Kenneth Kneisel, Ruby Anderson, Rev. Dr. James Tuttle, Diane Brown, Rev. Steve. McCoy, Linda Schramm, Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker, Ang Hart. Not pictured: Lee Donley.
The members of the Detroit Conference delegation to the 2012 General Conference session are:
Rev. Joy Barrett - the senior pastor at Chelsea: First UMC and is going to General Conference for the sixth consecutive session, a record for Detroit Conference clergy. Barrett will be a member of the Higher Education legislative committee.
Jackie Euper - Euper, a member of the General Board of Global Ministries' Women's Division and a member of Owosso: First UMC, will be attending her sixth General Conference and has been a delegate since 1992. Euper served as the Flint District's project director and retired from that position in 2010. Euper is the chair of the conference's delegation and will be a member of the Global Ministries legislative committee.
Rev. Melanie Carey - in her first year as the Detroit Renaissance District Superintendent, Carey is attending her first General Conference. Carey will be a member of the Faith & Order legislative committee.
Ang Hart - the Detroit Conference's director of youth and young adult ministries and member of Detroit: Scott Memorial UMC, Hart is headed to General Conference for the first time after serving as a delegate to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2004 and 2008. Hart will be a member of the Discipleship legislative committee.
Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue - the senior pastor at Detroit: Second Grace, Boayue will be attending his third consecutive General Conference. Boayue will be a member of the General Administration legislative committee.
Wayne Bank - the Detroit Conference's secretary of global ministries and a member of Lexington UMC, Bank is headed to General Conference for the first time. Bank has served on jurisdictional conference delegations in 1984 and 2008. Bank will be a member of the Church & Society A legislative committee.
Rev. Ed Rowe - the senior pastor at Detroit: Central UMC, Rowe will be attending his first General Conference. Rowe will be a member of the Church & Society B legislative committee.
Paul Thomas - the Detroit Conference's director of communications and member of Bay City: First UMC, Thomas will be participating in his first General Conference. He served as a delegate to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2008. Thomas will be a member of the Conferences legislative committee.
In addition to the four clergy and four laypersons attending as delegates, the Detroit Conference will be sending four additional reserve delegates:
Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker - the senior pastor at Brighton: First UMC and chairperson of the conference's new church development committee, this is Parker's first election to the delegation. Parker will monitor the Judicial Administration legislative committee, meaning that she will attend its meetings to report back to the conference delegation but have no voice and no vote in the committee's proceedings.
Linda Schramm - the president of the Detroit Conference United Methodist Women, lay leader of the Blue Water District, and member of Sandusky: First UMC, this is Schramm's third consecutive General Conference as the first-elected reserve lay delegate. Schramm will be monitoring the Independent Commissions legislative committee.
Rev. Dr. James Tuttle - the senior pastor at Saline: First UMC, Tuttle has served as a delegate to General and/or the North Central Jurisdictional Conference four previous times, including serving as a delegate to General Conference in 2000 and 2008. Tuttle will be monitoring the Financial Administration legislative committee.
Diane Brown - the chairperson of the conference's Committee on Reference and Daily Procedure and member of Ypsilanti: First UMC, Brown was elected after serving as a reserve delegate to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2008. Brown will be monitoring the Local Church legislative committee.
The other delegates to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference include the Rev. Marsha Woolley, the Rev. Dr. J.D. Landis, Ruby Anderson, and Lee Donley.
The alternate delegates to the jurisdictional conference include the Rev. Dr. Tara Sutton, the Rev. Steve McCoy, Kenneth Kneisel, and Don Archambeau.