Info about laity nominees will be available on website
By Joseph Harris, Conference Secretary
A new online opportunity is offered to learn about the women and men nominated for election as Oklahoma’s lay delegates to the denomination’s 2012 General/Jurisdictional Conferences.
For the first time, lay nominees have been invited to record audio statements, which will be made available at www.okumc.org.
The traditional booklet with each lay nominee’s profile also will be mailed to churches’ Lay Members to the 2011 Annual Conference, to be held in Oklahoma City on May 29-June 1. Those profiles also will be posted online.
An equal number of clergy and laity, elected by their peers at the 2011 Annual Conference, will form the General/Jurisdictional delegation from Oklahoma.
All voting will take place on May 30.
Who may serve as a lay delegate to General/Jurisdictional Conference?
The Book of Discipline contains United Methodist policies and laws.
Paragraph 36-Article V lists the conditions that must be met for election as a General/Jurisdictional Conference lay delegate.
(The final article in this series will explain specific voting procedures for Annual Conference.)