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.