Bishop Michael McKee greets the delegates, including Kelly Carpenter and Cammy Gaston, elected at the 2019 Annual Conference.

Statement from the NTC General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation

When the Commission on the 2020 UMC General Conference announced the third postponement of the event, we, the elected Delegation of the North Texas Conference, experienced the jumbled emotions shared across the Connection. Although the General Conference has been postponed to 2024, we are still working and anticipate news about the future of our work together, including when the South Central Jurisdictional Conference may occur. We lament alongside faithful United Methodists from all areas of our Annual Conference and beyond as we know this news hurts many of us, especially those of us in the LGBTQIA+ community. While we are not surprised by the delay, we are prepared to continue our commitment to serving the North Texas Conference as elected representatives. We believe God has a future for the United Methodist Church where there is space at the table for all of God’s children. We, as a delegation, will continue to seek to facilitate a path for the North Texas Conference to engage as a “One Church” Conference, allowing for flexibility in ministry based on contextualization and drawn together in unity as the Body of Christ.  


Elected Delegates

General Conference: 2020 (postponed to 2024)
Clergy Lay
Clayton Oliphint Kelly Carpenter
Stan Copeland Kenneth Wolverton
Cammy Gaston Shandon Klein
Maria Dixon Hall Jessica Vittorio
Jurisdictional Conference: Nov. 2-4, 2022 (tentative)
Rachel Baughman Tim Crouch
Ron Henderson Kathleen Pryor
Ricky Harrison Collin Echols-Richter
Rob Spencer

Linda Parks

Edlen Cowley

Sally Vonner

Edgar Bazan-Garza

Laura Hudec

Jenna Morrison  
Andy Stoker  

Keri Lynn Lucas (elected Lay, now Clergy)