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2020(24) Pacific Northwest Conference Delegation

The clergy and lay delegates listed on this page were originally elected to represent the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference for the 2020 General and Western Jurisdictional Conferences. The first elect and reserve delegates to General Conference were elected in 2018 so they could attend the 2019 General Conference as observers. The other delegates were elected in 2019 after the divisive Special Session of General Conference held that Spring.

Due primarily to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 General Conference was rescheduled and rescheduled again before finally being scheduled to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 23 to May 3 2024. Over the longer than usual term of service, the delegation lost one reserve WJ lay delegate to resignation and one WJ lay delegate, Noriko Lao, to death. Lao was a long-time United Methodist and dedicated volunteer with several organizations including Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to its planning and preparations for the rescheduled General Conference that began in 2019, the delegation represented the PNW Conference at the Western Jurisdictional Conference when it met in Salt Lake City, Utah in November of 2022. At that gathering, they helped to elect three new bishops including Bishop Cedrick D. Bridgeforth – currently assigned to the Greater Northwest Area, Bishop Carlo Rapanut – an elder in the PNW Conference at the time of his election, and Bishop Dottie Escobedo Frank – from the Desert Southwest Conference.

After representing the PNW Conference at the General Conference, the delegation will also serve as delegates to another Western Jurisdictional Conference meeting July 10-13, 2024, in Spokane, Washington.

General Conference Clergy Delegate & Reserve

General Conference Lay Delegate & Reserve

Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler
First Elected

Rev. Gregg Sealey

Skylar Marston-Bihl
First Elected

Brant Henshaw

Western Jurisdictional Conference Clergy Delegates

Rev. Kathleen Weber

Rev. Joe Kim

Rev. Joe Kim

Rev. DJ del Rosario

Rev. Jenny Phillips

Rev. Shalom Agtarap

Western Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegates

Falisha Hola

Dionica (Nica) Sy

Kristina Gonzalez

Marie Kuch-Stanovsky

Nancy Tam Davis

Western Jurisdictional Conference Reserve Clergy Delegates

Western Jurisdictional Conference Reserve Lay Delegate

Rev. Austin Adkinson

Rev. Nico Reijns

Rev. Kay Barckley

Erin Tombaugh

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