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SECTION I

TITLE PAGE; OUR MISSION, PURPOSE, AND PRIORITIES;
PHOTOS OF CABINET MEMBERS, PHOTOS OF 2015 ORDINATION
AND COMMISSIONING CLASSES; CONFERENCE STAFF………………………………1

TABLE OF CONTENTS …………………………………………………………………………………7

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES (DOCUMENT 100)………………….. 9

DAILY PROCEEDINGS (DOCUMENT 200)……………………………………………………… 28

CLERGY EXECUTIVE SESSION……………………………………………………………….. 29

2015 REGULAR SESSION……………………………………………………………………… 33

LAITY SESSION……………………………………………………………………………………. 33

ORDINATION WORSHIP SERVICE…………………………………………………………. 40

LIST OF CONFERENCE SESSIONS………………………………………………………….. 41

PERSONS EXCUSED FROM ALL OR PARTS OF THE SESSIONS………………….. 42

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION…………………………………………………………………….. 43

CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION…………………………………………………………………… 44

APPOINTMENTS (DOCUMENT 300)……………………………………………………………. 49

SECTION II

BUDGET (DOCUMENT 600)……………………………………………………………………….. 62

AUDIT……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 71

RESOLUTIONS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 96

ADVANCE SPECIALS (DOCUMENT 640)………………………………………………….. 96

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (DOCUMENT 650)…………………………………………… 101

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT ITEMS (DOCUMENT 680)………………………………….. 102

RESOLUTIONS (DOCUMENT 700)…………………………………………………………. 112

CHANGES TO THE STANDING RULES (DOCUMENT 702)…………………………. 117

POLICIES (DOCUMENT 703)…………………………………………………………………. 156

SECTION III

STANDING RULES…………………………………………………………………………………….. 174

BY-LAWS…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 204

DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS (BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE)………… 215

ROLL OF LAY AND ALTERNATE MEMBERS………………………………………………….. 253

LAY LEADERS…………………………………………………………………………………………… 267

CERTIFIED LAY SERVANTS…………………………………………………………………………. 276

CERTIFIED CANDIDATES FOR ORDAINED MINISTRY…………………………………….. 287

CLERGY SERVICE RECORDS……………………………………………………………………….. 288

ELDERS IN FULL CONNECTION……………………………………………………………… 288

DEACONS IN FULL CONNECTION………………………………………………………….. 344

PROVISIONAL MEMBERS RECEIVED IN 2015 (ELDER TRACK)…………………… 348

PROVISIONAL MEMBERS CONTINUED (ELDER TRACK)…………………………… 349

PROVISIONAL MEMBERS RECEIVED IN 2015 (DEACON TRACK)……………….. 350

PROVISIONAL MEMBERS CONTINUED (DEACON TRACK)………………………… 351

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS………………………………………………………………………… 351

AFFILIATE MEMBERS………………………………………………………………………….. 351

CLERGY FROM OTHER CONFERENCES………………………………………………….. 352

CLERGY FROM OTHER DENOMINATIONS……………………………………………… 352

HONORABLE LOCATION (CONTINUING)……………………………………………….. 353

HONORABLE LOCATION (RETIRED)………………………………………………………. 353

CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED……………………………………………. 354

BY DEATH…………………………………………………………………………………… 354

BY TRANSFER OUT………………………………………………………………………. 355

BY SURRENDER OF ORDERS…………………………………………………………. 355

DIACONAL MINISTERS…………………………………………………………………………. 356

DEACONESSES AND MISSIONARIES……………………………………………………… 357

LOCAL PASTORS………………………………………………………………………………………. 358

CURRENT YEAR COMPENSATION………………………………………………………………. 360

ROLL OF DECEASED CLERGY……………………………………………………………………… 372

GIFTS TO THE UM CLERGY FUND………………………………………………………………. 383

MEMOIRS……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 384

ACTIVE CLERGY…………………………………………………………………………………… 384

RETIRED CLERGY………………………………………………………………………………… 385

SPOUSES OF RETIRED CLERGY…………………………………………………………….. 391

SPOUSES OF DECEASED CLERGY………………………………………………………….. 392

SECTION IV

STATISTICAL TABLES………………………………………………………………………………… 395

ERRATA…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 498

Historical Reports

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Section 01

Cover
Title Page,
Our Mission, Purpose and Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . II
Photos of the Cabinet III-IV
Photos of Ordination class of 2013 . . . . . . . . . V-VI
Organization of the Conference . . . . . . . . . . . VII
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Section 02

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, and COMMITTEES – DOCUMENT 100. . . . 1
DAILY PROCEEDINGS – DOCUMENT 200 . . .  17
Clergy Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Laity Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2014 Regular Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Memorial service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Retirement Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Ordination Worship Service. . . . . . . . . .  29
List of Conference Sessions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Persons Excused from All or Parts of the Sessions. . . . 31
Official Certification.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
APPOINTMENTS – DOCUMENT 300. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

HISTORICAL REPORTS – DOCUMENT 400

 Section 3

BUDGET – DOCUMENT 600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-52

Section 4

AUDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-61
Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report

Section 5

AUDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-85
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Independent Auditor’s Report on Supplemental Information
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Section 6

Administrative Items . . . . . . . . . . . . .  86-91
Ministerial Support Items – Document 680.01. . . . . 92
Ministerial Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  93-99
RESOLUTIONS . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-129
POLICIES . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130-144
STANDING RULES. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145-163
BY-LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164-172
DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS (BAC). . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

 Section 7

ROLL of LAY and ALTERNATE MEMBERS. . . . . . . . .198
LAY LEADERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
CERTIFIED LAY SPEAKERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
CERTIFIED CANDIDATES for ORDAINED MINISTRY. . . . . . . 240
CLERGY SERVICE RECORDS
Elders in Full Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Deacons in Full Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

 Section 8

CLERGY SERVICE RECORDS
Members Received on Provisional 2013. . . . . . . . . ..326
Members Continued on Provisional – Elders Track. . . . .328
Members Continued on Provisional – Deacons Track. . . . 329
Associate Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Clergy from Other Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Clergy from Other Denominations. . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Honorable Location – Continuing. . . . . . . . . . . 333
Honorable Location – Retired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Conference Membership Terminated

By Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
By Transfer Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337

Deaconesses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Local Pastors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  338

CURRENT YEAR COMPENSATION . . . . . . . . .340
ROLL OF DECEASED CLERGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
GIFTS TO THE UM CLERGY FUND. . . . . . . . . . . 356
MEMOIRS

Active Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Retired Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Spouses of Retired Clergy. . . .  . . . . . 368

 Section 9

STATISTICAL TABLES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372

 Section 10

PHOTOS

Banner Celebrating NIC’s 175 Years (p1)
Rev. Daniel Swinson Historical Perspective (p1)
Displays (p2)
Lay Members discerning use of Voting Keypads(p2)
Bishop Dyke greeting retirees (p3)
Margaret Ann Williams presented with the Joy of Serving Award (p3)
JUMP Choir singing at Opening worship (p4)
Youth Collecting Offering (p4)
Prayer for Acts of Repentence  (p5)
Gift given to Bishop Sally Dyck by Bishop Jun Taek Lim, Seoul South Annual Conference (p5)
Dr. Lallene J. Rector, new President of Garrett Theological Seminary (p6)
Elected Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference (p6)
Retirees Norma Lee Barnhart & Barbara Page Kell with Bishop Dyck (p7)
Prepared for Worship (p7)
Communion at Ordination (p8)
Rev. Young-Mee Park (DeKalb DS) with Rev. Dr. Jay Kim. Dekalb District won the Bishop’s Appeal award for raising funds for Imagine No Malaria  (p8)

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01 Preface

Cover
Title Page,
Our Mission, Purpose and Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . II
Photos of the Cabinet III-IV
Photos of Guest Bishops at Annual Conference . . . . . V
Photos of Ordination class of 2013 . . . . . . . . . VI
Organizatio of the Conference . . . . . . . . . . . VII
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Section 02

SPECIAL SESSION, MARCH 16, 2013. . . . . . . . . . . .1
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, and COMMITTEES – DOCUMENT 100. . . . 7
DAILY PROCEEDINGS – DOCUMENT 200
Laity Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Clergy Executive Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
2013 Regular Session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ordination Worship Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
List of Conference Sessions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Persons Excused from All or Parts of the Sessions. . . . 42
Official Certification.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
APPOINTMENTS – DOCUMENT 300. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
HISTORICAL REPORTS – DOCUMENT 400

 Section 3A

BUDGET – DOCUMENT 600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Section 3B

AUDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-68
Introduction to Audit & Auditor

Section 3B2

AUDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-78
Financial Statements

Section 3B3

AUDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-88

Section 3D

Administrative Items . . . . . . . . . . . . .  89-110
Advance Specials – Document 640. . . . . . . . . . . 101
Administrative Items – Document 650. . . . . . . . . 106
Ministerial Support Items – Document 680. . . . . . . 107
Ministerial Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  111-112
RESOLUTIONS . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113-148
Resolutions – Document 700. . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Changes to the Standing Rules – Document 702. . . . . 137
POLICIES . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149-163
Policies – Document 703. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Procedural Notes – Document 1000

 Section 4

STANDING RULES. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
BY-LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS (BAC). . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

 Section 5

ROLL of LAY and ALTERNATE MEMBERS. . . . . . . . .247
LAY LEADERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
CERTIFIED LAY SPEAKERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
CERTIFIED CANDIDATES for ORDAINED MINISTRY. . . . . . . 287

 Section 6

CLERGY SERVICE RECORDS
Bishops. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Elders in Full Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Deacons in Full Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Members Received on Provisional 2013. . . . . . . . . ..327
Members Continued on Provisional – Elders Track. . . . .327
Members Continued on Provisional – Deacons Track. . . . 327
Associate Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Affiliate Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Clergy from Other Conferences. . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Clergy from Other Denominations. . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Honorable Location – New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Honorable Location – Continuing. . . . . . . . . . . 330
Honorable Location – Retired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Conference Membership Terminated

By Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
By Transfer Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
By Surrender of Orders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Probationary Membership Expired. . . . .. . . . . . . . 331

Consecrated Diaconal Ministers’ Service Records. . . . 331
Certified Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332

Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Evangelism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Christian Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Spiritual Formation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Youth Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Certified in Various Professional Areas. . . . . . . .333
Deaconesses and Missionaries. . . . . . . . . . . . .333

LOCAL PASTORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
CURRENT YEAR COMPENSATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
ROLL OF DECEASED CLERGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
ROLL OF DECEASED LAY MEMBERS. .
GIFTS TO THE UM CLERGY FUND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
MEMOIRS

Active Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Spouse of Active Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Retired Clergy. .
Clergy on Honorable Location. .
Spouses of Retired Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Spouses of Deceased Clergy. . .

 Section 7

STATISTICAL TABLES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
ERRATA .

 Section 8

08 PHOTOS

Altar with Banner (p1)
Alka Lyall, Bishop Sally Dyck, Arlene Christopherson (p1)
Packing Mission Kits (p2)
Laura Dean Friedrich receiving the Peace with Justice Award (p3)
Ordination Procession of clergy (p3)
Gladys King-Lucas and Margaret Ann Williams (p4)
Cynthia Wilson Leading singing, and Kim Chapman on drums (p4)
BMCR Joy of Serving award presented to Jon McCoy and Irma Clark (p5)
Bishop’s Ecumenical and Interreligious Award given to Juancho C. Campano (p5)
EunBae Doh reading Scripture at the Memorial Service. Bishop Sallly Dyck & Larry Hilkemann (p6)
Start of the Ordination Processional – Acolytes: Karen Sersen, Omaira Mora, Crucifer: Sun Hyung Jo (p6)
Retirees (p7)
Bill Mefford, leading Bible Study (p7)
Commissioning (p8)
Preparing Communion at Ordination (p8)
Dancers at the Filipino Celelbration (p9)
Native American Flute Player, William Buchholtz (Mamaazhi Makwa) (p9)
Bishop Sally Dyck (p10)
Rita L. Smith (p10)

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Table of Contents and Organization of Annual Conference

Cover, All Photos, pp I-VI, and 1-12

Part 1(including Errata)

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, and COMMITTEES – DOCUMENT 100
DAILY PROCEEDINGS – DOCUMENT 200
Laity Session
Clergy Executive Session
2012 Regular Session
Ordination Worship Service
List of Conference Sessions
Persons Excused from All or Parts of the Sessions
Official Certification
CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION
APPOINTMENTS – DOCUMENT 300
BUDGET – DOCUMENT 600
AUDIT
RESOLUTIONS
Advance Specials – Document 640
Administrative Items – Document 650
Ministerial Support Items – Document 680
Resolutions – Document 700
Changes to the Standing Rules – Document 702
Policies – Document 703
Procedural Notes – Document 1000.01

ERRATA

Part 2

STANDING RULES
BY-LAWS
DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS

Part 3

ROLL of LAY and ALTERNATE MEMBERS
LAY LEADERS
CERTIFIED LAY SPEAKERS
CERTIFIED CANDIDATES for ORDAINED MINISTRY
CLERGY SERVICE RECORDS
Bishops
Elders in Full Connection
Deacons in Full Connection
Members Received on Provisional 2012
Members Continued on Provisional – Elders Track
Members Continued on Provisional – Deacons Track
Associate Members
Affiliate Members
Clergy from Other Conferences
Clergy from Other Denominations
Honorable Location – New
Honorable Location – Continuing
Honorable Location – Retired
Conference Membership Terminated
By Death
By Transfer Out
By Surrender of Orders
Probationary Membership Expired
Consecrated Diaconal Ministers’ Service Records
Certified Directors
Music
Evangelism
Christian Education
Spiritual Formation
Youth Ministry
Certified in Various Professional Areas
Deaconesses and Missionaries
LOCAL PASTORS
CURRENT YEAR COMPENSATION
ROLL OF DECEASED CLERGY
ROLL OF DECEASED LAY MEMBERS
GIFTS TO THE UM CLERGY FUND
MEMOIRS
Active Clergy
Spouse of Active Clergy
Children of Active Clergy
Retired Clergy
Spouses of Retired Clergy
Spouses of Deceased Clergy

STATISTICAL TABLES.

HISTORICAL REPORTS

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