Conference elects McDonald, Arant

6/13/2007

Rev. Dr. Steve McDonald, Greenwood District superintendent, and Turner Arant of Sunflower were the first persons elected as General Conference delegates Monday at the Mississippi Annual Conference.

Arant, a member of Indianola First UMC, was elected on the first lay ballot. McDonald was elected on the second clergy ballot.

The conference elected eight lay and eight clergy delegates for the 2008 General Conference, meeting in late April in Forth Worth, and an additional eight lay and eight clergy delegates for the 2008 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

GENERAL CONFERENCE
Laity

Turner Arant
David Beckley
David Stotts
Bill Smallwood
Sara Hillman
Mary Ford
Jack Ramsey
Steve McAlilly

Clergy
Steve McDonald
Joe May
Bill McAlilly
Timothy Thompson
Sheila Cumbest
Ginger Holland
Mike Childs
Bryan Collier

JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE
Laity

Phoebe Hathorn
Kiah Hitt
Anne Harrington
Dalton Garner
Jack Walters
Kay Barksdale
Bill Scott
Elizabeth Cumbest

Clergy
Mattie Gipson
Embra Jackson
Andy Ray
Warren Black
Sam Morris
Phillip Heidelberg
Karen Koons
Tommy Artmann