West Virginia Annual Conference – Friday Summary

By WV UMC Admin

Friday, June 9 business recap

  • Received welcome from Boyd Creasman, acting president of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
  • Approved rules as presented.
  • Voted for a resolution that the current General Conference delegation will represent the conference at the 2019 Special Called Session of General Conference.
  • Approved a resolution affirming the bishop, cabinet, and clergy members of the conference.
  • Voted on five Constitutional Amendments which would change the constitution of the United Methodist Church if approved.
  • Heard from the Conference Disaster Relief Team and Cathy Earl from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
  • Memorial Service recognized clergy, clergy spouses and surviving spouses who have died since the last annual conference.
  • Experienced the Circles of Grace with a conversation around the Commission on a Way Forward.
  • Approved the pensions report.
  • Increased minimum compensation levels for full time clergy in the following categories:

    1. $37,000
    2. $35,000
    3. $34,000

    4. $30,000

  • Heard from Clayton Childers from the General Board of Church and Society and Craig Catlett from United Methodist Communications.
  • Recognized BA Miskowiec for a professional certification in Spiritual Formation as well as recognizing those who have completed the Course of Study.

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