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Conference Leadership

Group of Church Leaders

How to serve

If you feel called to serving the Michigan Conference, or if you know of someone with gifts that would contribute to our vision, please visit our Nominations page.

How to contact conference leaders

Leaders who have provided contact information can be reached by clicking on their name in red.  If no leader or contact information is offered, please email Executive Assistant to the Director of Connectional Ministries Sus'ann Busley


Secretary: Joy Barrett 

Statistician: Pamela Stewart

Facilitator:  Jen Peters

Lay Leader: Annette Erbes

CFO: Angela Anger


African-American Ministry  Chairpersons: Jan Brown, Simmie Proctor

Annual Conference Session  Chairperson: David Eardley

Archives & History  Chairperson: Chairperson: Mary Whitman

Asian-American Ministry  Chairperson: Jung Eun Yum

Church & Society  Convener: Albert Rush

Christian Unity & Interreligious Relationships  Convener:  Rod Gasaway

Communications  Chair: Mark Doyal

Congregational Life  Chairperson:  Sherry Parker-Lewis

Conference Leadership Council  Chairperson: Darryl Totty

Congregational Vibrancy  Convener: Sherry Parker-Lewis

Disability Concerns  Convener: TBD

Episcopacy  Chairperson: John Wharton

Equitable Compensation  Chairperson: Rev. Peggy Paige

Finance and Administration  President: Brad Bartelmay

Global Ministry  Chairperson: Rev. Alex Plum

Haiti Covenant Ministry Partnership Karl Zeigler

Higher Education & Campus Ministry  Convener: Jeffrey Williams

Hispanic/Latino Ministry  Chairperson:  Rey Mondragon

Human Resources  Chairperson: Rev. Ellen Zienert

Justice  Chairperson: George Covintree

Journal  Conference Secretary: Joy Barrett

Laity  Chairpersons: Annette Erbes

Liberia Ministry Partnership  Jon Reynolds

Native American Ministry  Chairperson: Ronald "Todd" Williamson

Nominations  Chairperson: Melissa Claxton

Ordained Ministry  Chairperson: Barry Petrucci

Pension and Health Benefits  Chairperson: Steve Buck

Protection Policy  Chairperson: Judy Heriff

Religion & Race  Conveners: Ernestine Campbell, Scott Manning

Rules  Chairperson:  Todd Price

Status and Role of Women  Convener: Patricia Bostic

Small Membership Church  Convener: Sherry Parker-Lewis

Trustees  Chairperson: Carolin Spragg

United Women of Faith  President: Julia Paradine-Rice

United Men of Faith  President: Don Archambeau

Young People’s Ministries  Convener:  Elizabeth Hurd

Young Adult Ministry  Contact: Lisa Batten

Youth Ministry  Contact: Christy Miller White


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