How we are structured
The Michigan Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is led equally by pastors and laity (non-professionals). Guided by the Bishop, the Episcopal Leader of Michigan looks to professional staff and volunteer groups to move the conference forward.
Appointive Cabinet – comprises 10 clergy members. They advise the bishop on where to appoint pastors.
Directors – are seven lay and clergy professional leaders guiding specific ministry staff of the conference. They advise and report directly to the bishop.
Full Cabinet – comprises the Appointive Cabinet, Conference Staff and Lay Leaders. This connects programming staff with needs of the church.
Conference Leadership Counsel – Volunteer board of nominated and elected lay and clergy leaders, advised by non-voting Directors. This group sets vision for the conference.
Members to Annual Conference – All leadership is ultimately responsible to the Annual Conference who each year gather to propose, debate and affirm actions to move the church forward.