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1 2016 journal of the Annual Conference 1 JOURNAL of the Forty-Ninth Session of the THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE of THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Successor Conference to: North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church (1828) North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1869) Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1879) Western North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1890) Western North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Church (1939) North Carolina Conference of the Central Jurisdiction of The Methodist Church (1939) North Carolina-Virginia Conference of The Methodist Church (1965) June 15-19, 2016 George R. Stuart Auditorium Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Edited for the Conference by Kimberly T. Ingram, Director of Ministerial Services and Conference Secretary Editorial Assistants: Marsha C. Bradley, Sandra S. Hargett, G. Craig Allen, A. Owen Peeler, Erin Allen, Amy Coles, Virginia Robinson, Kenneth E. Perry PO Box 18005, Charlotte, NC 28218

2 2 Western North Carolina Conference TABLE OF CONTENTS VOLUME I Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster...6 Bishop Paul L. Leeland...7 Clergy Ordained as Elders at 2016 Session...8 Clergy Ordained as Deacons at 2016 Session...9 Clergy Commissioned as Provisional Members at 2016 Session...9 Local Pastors Recognized at 2016 Session...10 Clergy Granted Retirement at 2016 Session...11, Cabinet I. CONFERENCE OFFICERS...14 A. General Officers and Staff...14 B. District Superintendents II. CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION A. Quadrennial Election...16 B. Term Election C. Other Groups D. Treasurers to Whom Funds Should Be Forwarded E. District Officers Appalachian Blue Ridge Catawba Valley Metro Northern Piedmont Smoky Mountain Uwharrie Yadkin Valley III. CONFERENCE DIRECTORY A. Honorary Members...31 B. Ordained Clergy, Provisional Members, Associate Members, and Local Pastors...31 C. Clergy Granted Honorable Location D. Diaconal Ministers E. Deaconesses F. Mission Personnel J. Lay Members of the 2016 Annual Conference Ex-Officio Members H. Surviving Spouses of Deceased Clergy and Diaconal Ministers I. Clergy Service Records IV. DAILY PROCEEDINGS A Conference Speakers and Program B. Calendar of Special Events C. Daily Minutes D. Certificate of Commissioning and Ordination V. THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Part I. Organization and General Business Part II. Pertaining to Ordained Ministers and Local Pastors Part III. Certification in Specialized Ministry Part IV. Certified Lay Ministry Part V. Diaconal Ministers Part VI. Appointments and Concluding Business

3 2016 journal of the Annual Conference 3 VI. APPOINTMENTS A. Appointments of Clergy to Charges and Districts B. Clergy in Appointments in Other Annual Conferences C. Deacons in Full Connection and Provisional Members Appointed Beyond the Local Church Through Non-United Methodist Agencies and Settings Beyond the Local Church Through United Methodist Church-related Agencies and Schools within the Connectional Structure of The United Methodist Church D. Elders, Provisional Members, Associate Members, and Local Pastors Appointed to Extension Ministries Within the Connectional Structures of United Methodism To Extension Ministries Under Endorsement To Other Valid Ministries E. Clergy Appointed as Students F. Diaconal Ministers G. Deaconesses and Home Missionaries VII. PLAN OF ORGANIZATION AND RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE Part I. Plan of Organization Part II. Rules of Order VIII. REPORTS A. Council on Finance and Administration Western North Carolina Conference 2017 Approved Budget B. Connectional Ministries Church Vitality Team Justice and Reconciliation Team Healthy Conversations Leadership Development Team Mission Engagement Team Camp and Retreat Ministries Missions Advance Specials a. Central Congo Partners in Missions b. Golden Cross c. Mission Response Center d. Project AGAPE e. Town and Country Committee f. Building Teams g. Conference Disaster Response h. Medical Volunteers in Mission i. Wesley Community Development Corporation C. Conference Resource Center D. Higher Education Institutions (WNCC UM-related) Bennett College for Women Brevard College Greensboro College High Point University Pfeiffer University Bennett College Chaplain s Report Greensboro College Religious Life High Point College Chaplain s Report E. Council on Campus Ministry F. Health and Human Services

4 4 Western North Carolina Conference 1. Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community, Inc Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, Inc The Children s Home, Inc Givens United Methodist Senior Ministries UMAR-WNC, Inc Methodist Counseling and Consultation Services The Potter s Touch Chrysalis Counseling and Consultation Center G. Board of Laity H. United Methodist Men I. United Methodist Women J. Conference Council on Youth Ministries K. Board of Ordained Ministry Local Pastors Completing Course of Study During the Conference Year Policy on Sexual Misconduct (Sexual Ethics) L. Board of Pension and Health Benefits Pension Program and Policies M. Conference Board of Trustees, Inc N. Commission on Archives and History O. Christians Engaged in Faith Formation P. Commission on Communications Q. Conference Staff Relations Committee R. Committee on Episcopacy S. Episcopal Residence Committee T. Commission on Equitable Compensation U Committee on Nominations V. Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of North Carolina, Inc W. Finch Hunt Institute for Homiletical Studies X. Eugene M. Cole Foundation Y. The United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc Z. RFD CDC AA. Brotherhood/Sisterhood of the Western North Carolina Conference BB. The Duke Endowment CC. The North Carolina Council of Churches DD. North Carolina Pastors School and Duke Divinity School Convocation EE. United Methodist Schools of Theology and Universities Boston University School of Theology Candler School of Theology Drew University Theological School Duke Divinity School Gammon Theological Seminary Iliff School of Theology Methodist Theological School in Ohio a. Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University b. Southern Methodist University United Theological Seminary Wesley Theological Seminary Africa University FF. General Board of Education and Ministry GG. Lake Junaluska Assembly HH. Hinton Rural Life Center...285

5 2016 journal of the Annual Conference 5 IX. PETITIONS TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE X. HISTORICAL MATERIAL A. Historical Sketch B. Conference Sessions: 1. Western North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Church North Carolina Virginia Conference of The Methodist Church Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church C. Chronological Rolls of Current Clergy and Diaconal Ministers Full Connection and Provisional Members Associate Members Local Pastors Diaconal Ministers D. Historical Data a. New Churches Chartered b. New Congregations Established Churches Merged Chartered Churches Discontinued/Abandoned Churches Relocated New Church Buildings Churches Remodeled Churches Dedicated Parsonages Built, Remodeled, or Purchased Parsonages Dedicated Other E. Roll of Deceased Clergy and Diaconal Ministers and Deceased Spouses of Clergy and Diaconal Ministers, F. Memoirs of Deceased Clergy and Diaconal Ministers, G. Chronological Roll of Deceased Clergy and Diaconal Ministers Full Connection Provisional Members Associate Members Local Pastors Diaconal Ministers XI COMPENSATION OF CLERGY IN APPOINTMENTS TO EXTENSION MINISTRIES OR BEYOND THE LOCAL CHURCH XII. TREASURY SERVICES DOCUMENTS A. Report of the Annual Audit B Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan Summary INDEX XIII. VOLUME II STATISTICAL REPORT FOR S-1 Condensed Report of the Statistician... S-1 Statistical Tables by District... S-3. Recapitulation Tables... S-241 Number of Members by Gender...S-245 Number of Members by Racial/Ethnic Category...S-245 Number of Churches by Membership Size...S-246 INDEX...S-247

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