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Full text of "2006 Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church"

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 

The United Methodist Church 

Southeastern Jurisdiction 



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JOURNAL 



Successor to 
The North Carolilna Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1 828-1 939 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1 837-1 844 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1 845-1 939 
Blue Ridge -Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1 879-1 939 
Eastern District, North Carolina-Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, 
The Methodist Church, 1940-1967 

being 

The Thirty-ninth Session of The United Methodist Church and the One 

Hundred Eighty-First Session of the oldest constituent member Conference of 

United Methodism in the North Carolina Conference 



June14-17,2006 



Alfred W. Gwinn, Presiding Bishop 
James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary 



Edited by James L. Bryan 

Composition and DeskTop Publishing by Shannon Medlin, Editorial Assistant 

Cover Design by Katina Jordan, Graphich Artist, Fuquay-Varina, NC 




Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr 




2006 NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Walking.. .in the light of God 



Last year we gathered in Fayetteville worshipping in 
light of God. This year we gather in Greenville walking in 
the light of God. 

Our paths to faith are diverse. As United Methodists 
we are black, we are Native American, we are white, we 
are Korean, Latino, Asian. As a people of faith we are 
female, male, child, youth; we are single, married, we 
cross all economic and social barriers. We are a diverse 
people and we all walk in the light of God. 

Whether from captivity in Egypt through the 
wilderness to a Promised Land, from Galilee to 
Jerusalem, from Hatteras to Burlington We as a people 
walk in the common knowledge of an All Powerful and 
Loving God. 

Through the streets of New Orleans, down the roads 
of D 'Iberville and across the waters to the cries of 
children in Zimbabwe... we walk and serve in the light and 
care of God. 

Walking together, walking side by side gives 
witness to the world that though we are different our 
common bond lies in the directive light of God. Spirited 
singing and dynamic preaching will inspire us and send us 
forth. At Table we will acknowledge our brokenness and 
further realize the depth of forgiveness and redemption. 
We will acknowledge the manifestation of God in our 
midst and state dreams and aspirations of what is yet to 
be. 

Come with expectant hearts and willing lives as God 
continues to transform us into faithful disciples. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



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Section I: Conference Officers and Related Ministries 

A Methodist Building Staff Directory 12 

B. Conference Related Ministries 15 

C. Cabinet, Certificates of Ordination and Photos 19 

Section II: Conference Organization 

A 2006 Annual Conference Organization and Personnel 24, 118 

B. Quadrennially Elected Ministries 

Conference Boards & Agencies 25 

a. Structure Review Team 25 

b. Connectional Table 25 

c. Communications Circle 25 

d. Episcopal Circle 24 

e. Mission Development Circle 25 

f. Resource Ministries Circle 28 

g. Spiritual Formation & Leadership Development Circle 29 

C. 2006 -2007 District Officers and Committees 32 

Alphabetical Rolls 

1. Lay Members - 2006 Annual Conference 36 

2. Conference Clergy and Diaconal Directory 56 

Section III: Conference Proceedings 

A Conference Officers, Cabinet, and Staff 120 

B. 2006 Program - Daily Agenda 121 

C. 2006 Conference Guest Speakers/Leaders 126 

D. Rules of Order and Procedure 127 

E. Daily Minutes of Conference Proceedings 136 

F. Business of the Conference (Disciplinary Questions) 176 

2006-2007 Appointment List 222 

Section IV: Legislation and Reports 

Structure Review Committee 247 

Conference Connectional Ministries 247 

Communications Circle 248 

Archives and History, Commission on 248 

Episcopal Circle 249 

Christian and Interfaith Unity Council 250 

Congregational Development, Commission on 250 

District Superintendents, Report of 252 

Monitoring and Accountability 257 

Mission Development Circle 258 

2007 Advance Specials 259 

Church and Society, Commission on 267 

Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, Committee on 267 

Disaster Recovery Ministries/M.E. R.C.I 267 



TABLE OF CONTENTS cont... 



Evangelism, Commission on 268 

Hispanic Ministries Team 269 

Inclusiveness, Comprehensive Plan of 271 

Missions Team 271 

Multicultural Ministries 273 

Native American Ministries 273 

Peru Covenant, Task Force on 274 

United Methodist Women 275 

Spiritual Formation and Leadership Circle 276 

Campus Ministry 277 

Children's Ministry Team 278 

Christian Educators Fellowship 279 

Clergy Care, Committee on 279 

Clergy Counseling and Consultation, Commission on 281 

Conference Relations, Committee on 282 

Continuing Education, Committee on 282 

Enlistment, Committee on 285 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense, Committee on 285 

Laity, Commission on 288 

Ministerial Education Fund, Committee on 291 

North Carolina Pastors' School and Duke Divinity School Convocation292 

Older Adult Ministries, Committee on 293 

Ordained Ministry, Board of 294 

Psychological Testing and Background Checks, Committee on 296 

Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on 297 

Sexual Ethics Support Team 298 

United Methodist Men 298 

United Methodist Youth 301 

Worship, Commission on 302 

Resource Ministries Circle 303 

Trustees, Conference Board of 303 

Equitable Compensation, Commission on 307 

Finance and Administration, Council on 312 

Incapacity, Joint Committee on 331 

Insurance, Committee on 334 

Partners in Caring, NC Conference 339 

Pensions, Board of 340 

United Methodist Foundation 365 

Statisticians Report 367 

Section V: - Miscellaneous Reports 

2005 Compensation of Clergy in Extension Ministries 371 

Asbury Homes 372 



TABLE OF CONTENTS cont 



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Candler School of Theology 372 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ordination of Clergy Women 373 

Golden Cross 375 

Information Technology 376 

Methodist Home for Children 376 

Methodist Theological School - Ohio 377 

Resolutions 378 

Southeast Jurisdiction 392 

State of the Church Address 393 

United Methodist Retirement Homes 398 

United Theological Seminary 400 

Unity Dialogue 401 

Conference Program Calendar 402 

Section VI: Historical Records 

A Memorial Service Bulletin 405 

B. Memoirs 407 

C. Roll of Deceased 422 

D. Historical Statement 424 

Section VII: Pastoral and Diaconal Rolls 

A Alphabetical Roll/Pastoral Records - Full Connection 427 

B. Alphabetical Roll/Pastoral Records -Associate Members 489 

C. Alphabetical Roll/Pastoral Records- Diaconal Ministers 493 

D. Alphabetical Roll/Records - Probationary Members 495 

E. Full Time and Part Time Local Pastors Roll/Records 497 

F. Chronological Roll of Full Connection Pastors 502 

G. Spouses of Deceased Pastors 518 



Section VIII: Finacial Reports and Local Church Statistics 526 



• Conference Cabinet, Extended Cabinet 

• Methodist Building Staff Directory 

• Conference Related Ministries 

• Certificate of Ordination and Photos 



Conference Officers 
and Related Ministries 



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CONFERENCE CABINET AND EXTENDED CABINET 



Resident Bishop: Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. 

Officers 
Dean: Judi Smith Secretary: Milton Gilbert; Treasurer: Douglas Jessee 

CONFERENCE CABINET 

District Superintendents 

Burlington: William H. Gattis • 3143 Brycewood PI. • Burlington NC 27215 

(336)584-7959 • EMail: bgattis@nccumc.org • FAX: (336)585-0260 

Administrative Assistant: Sharon Smith 

Durham: Judi J. Smith • 522 S. Duke St. • Durham NC 27701 

(919)682-6439 • EMail: jjsmith@nccumc.org • FAX: (919)956-9172 
Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Rouse 

Elizabeth City: Won Namkoong • P.O. Box 1662 • Elizabeth City, NC 27906 

(252)335-2415 • EMail: wnamkoong@nccumc.org • FAX: (252)335-5127 
Administrative Assistant: Julie O'Conner 

Fayetteville: Carol Goehring -1911 Raeford Rd. • Fayetteville, NC 28305 

(910)485-2734 • EMail: cgoehring@nccumc.org • FAX: (910)485-2778 
Administrative Assistant: Karen Rooks 

Goldsboro: Milton H. Gilbert • P.O. Box 1516 • Goldsboro, NC 27533 

(919)734-5324 • EMail: mgilbert@nccumc.org • FAX (919)734-2677 
Administrative Assistant: Gina Harr 

Greenville: Marshall R. Old • 313 Clifton St. • A-2 • Greenville, NC 27858 

(252)756-3918 • EMail: mrold@nccumc.org • FAX (252)321-8787 
Administrative Assistant: Barbara Matthews 

New Bern: D. Douglas Jessee • 1329 Glenburnie Rd. • New Bern, NC 28562 

(252)635-9704 • EMail: djessee@nccumc.org • FAX (252)635-9706 
Administrative Assistant: Sue Eubanks 

Raleigh: Edward F Hill II • P.O. Box 10955 • Raleigh, NC 27605 

(919)834-5100 • EMail: nedhill@nccumc.org • FAX (919)834-1106 
Administrative Assistant: Lou Ann Allred 

Rockingham: Leonard E. Fairley • P.O.Box 1588 • Laurinburg, NC 28353 

(910)276-6641 • EMail: lfairley@nccumc.org • FAX (910)276-8672 
Administrative Assistant: Trina Kay Locklear 

RockyMount: Wlliam C. Simpson, Jr. • 3621 Sheffield Dr. • Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

(252)443-5540 • EMail: bsimpson@nccumc.org FAX (252)443-3620 
Administrative Assistant: Fran Stafford 

Sanford: Jerry Lowry -1511 Columbine Rd. • Sanford, NC 27330 

(919)775-7041 • EMail: jlowry@nccumc.org • FAX (919)774-6558 
Administrative Assistant: Peggy Hendley 

Wilmington: Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. • 2201 Lynnwood Dr. • Wilmington, NC 28403 

(910)762-0400 • EMail: wwells@nccumc.org • FAX (910)763-8043 
Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Scott 



EXTENDED CABINET 

Paul L. Leeland, Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Ministerial Relations 
P. 0. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:pleeland@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 246 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)832-4721 



Charles M. Smith, Exec. Director, Conference Connectional Ministries 
P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:cmsmith@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 249 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



Sharon E. Strother, Treasurer-Business Manager - Pensions Officer 
P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:sestrother@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 230 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



Stephen C. Compton, Director, Congregational Development 

P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:scompton@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 250 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



Emily Innes, Lay Leader 

1012 Cedarhurst Drive • Raleigh, NC 27609 

EMail: emilyinnes@nccumc.org 'Telephone: (910)376-0321 



CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

Alfred W. Gwinn, Resident Bishop 

P. 0. Box 1 0955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:bishopgwinn@nccumc.org •Telephone: (919)832-9560* Ext 242 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)832-4721 



Paul L. Leeland, Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Ministerial Relations 
P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:pleeland@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 246 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)832-4721 



Charles M. Smith, Exec. Director, Conference Connectional Ministries 
P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:cmsmith@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 249 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



Sharon E. Strother, Treasurer-Business Manager - Pension Officer 
P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:sestrother@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 230 
or 1 -800-849-4433 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary 

P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:jlbryan@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 223 
or 1 -800-849-4443 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



George D. Speake, Statistician 
PO Box 508 • Kinston, NC 28502 
EMail:GSpeake@nccumc.org • Telephone: (252)527-211 9 • FAX (252)527-9343 



Christine C. Dodson, Controller 

P. O. Box 10955 • The United Methodist Building • Raleigh, NC 27605 
EMail:christine@nccumc.org • Telephone: (91 9)832-9560 • Ext. 235 
or 1 -800-849-4443 • FAX (91 9)834-7989 



Emily Innes, Lay Leader 

1012 Cedarhurst Drive • Raleigh, NC 27609 

EMail: emilyinnes@nccumc.org 'Telephone: (919)376-0321 



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Jimmie Shuler, President, United Methodist Women 
1 07 Williamsburg Dr. • Greenville, NC 27858 
EMail: jbshuler_md@hotmail.com •Telephone: (252) 756-4645 



Barry Merrill, President, United Methodist Men 

P. O. Box 597 • Princeton, NC 27569 • Telephone: (91 9)936-3073 



Laura Lord, President, United Methodist Youth 
861 NC 561 Hwy. • Louisburg, NC 27549 
EMail: fireworks74@hotmail.com • Telephone: (919) 496-2341 



Wilson Hayman, Chancellor 

P. O. Box 1 0096 • Raleigh, NC 27605 • Telephone: (91 9)783-6400 



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UNITED METHODIST BUILDING STAFF DIRECTORY 

All Offices: 
1-800-849-4433 or (919) 832-9560 or FAX (919) 834-7989 

Bishop's Office 

FAX: (919)832-4721 

Alfred W. Gwinn, Bishop, Raleigh Area • e-Mail: bishopgwinn@nccumc.org .. Ext. 242 

Sandy Smith, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: smsmith@nccumc.org Ext. 242 

B.J. Lewis, Part-time Administrative Assistant • EMail: bjlewis@nccumc.org 

Ministerial Relations Office 

Paul L. Leeland, Assistant to Bishop • e-Mail: pleeland@nccumc.org Ext. 246 

Robbie Barrett, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: rwbarrett@nccumc.org Ext. 245 

Linda Bourey, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: lcbourey@nccumc.org Ext. 244 

Conference Connectional Ministries 

Charles M. Smith, Executive Director • e-Mail: cmsmith@nccumc.org Ext. 249 

Conference Connectional Table • Disaster Response • Higher Education Ministries 
Nominations • Worship • Laity 

Linda Harris, Admin. Assistant/Office Manager • e-Mail: leeharris@nccumc.orgExt. 247 
Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries • Lay Speaker Training • Singles Ministry 

Cookie Santiago, Director, Hispanic Ministires • e-Mail: csantiago@nccumc.orgExt.266 

Linda Smith, Design Works • e-Mail: lsmith@nccumc.org Ext. 238 

Web Design • Printing • Publishing 

Laura Bailey, Director of Media Center • e-Mail: llbailey@nccumc.org Ext. 264 

Christian Education • Media Center • Archives/History 

Steve Taylor, Director • e-Mail: staylor@nccumc.org Ext. 257 

Board of Missions (Loans) • Church & Community Grants • Hunger Relief Campaign 
Mission Development • Peru Covenant • Russia Seminary Campaign 
Home Phone: (910) 738-7042 

Becky Biegger, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: beckybiegger@nccumc.org Ext. 256 

Sue Ellen Nicholson, Director • e-Mail: senicholson@nccumc.org Ext. 253 

Hand in Hand Church/School Partnerships • Children's Ministry Team • Conference 
Youth Events • Youth Service Fund 

Robin Harry, Admin Asst. • e-Mail: rharry@nccumc.org Ext.252 

Wilburn I (Bill) Norton, Jr., Director • e-Mail: bnorton@nccumc.org Ext. 263 

Communications • Igniting Ministry Campaign • Stewardship • Web Administrator 
Home Phone: 919-851-6005 



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Lawrence E. ( Larry) Johnson, Director, Multicultural and Social Ministries 

e-Mail: jbrunson@nccumc.org Ext. 255 

Monitoring & Accountability • Multicultural Ministries: African American/Hispanic/Native 
American Ministries/Korean Ministries • Inclusiveness Ministry Grants • Church & 
Society • Christian Unity 

LeeAnne Thornton, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: lbthornton@nccumc.org Ext. 258 

Connectings • Wellspring Newsletter 

Tom Hroza, Programs Director • M.E. R.C.I Ministries • e-Mail: throza@nccumc.org 
676 Community Dr. • Goldsboro, NC • 27530 • 1-888-440-9167 • FAX (919) 739-9124 



Camping Office 
Wray Stephens, Executive Director • e-Mail: wray@ncumcamps.org 
PO Box 726 • Fuquay-Varina, NC • 27526 • (919) 552-4673 



Congregational Development Office 

Stephen C. Compton, Executive Director • e-Mail: scompton@nccumc.org Ext. 250 

Church Planning/Research • Clergy/Staff Leader Development • Congregational 
Development • New Church Development • $10 Club 

Greg Moore, Assistant • e-Mail: gmoore@nccumc.org Ext. 298 

Nancy Koontz, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: nkoontz@nccumc.org Ext. 254 

Academy for Leadership Excellence 
Irene Brownlee, Executive Director • e-Mail: ibrownlee@nccumc.org Ext. 299 

Felicia Terry, Development Manager • e-Mail: fterry@nccumc.org Ext. 231 

Receptionist Ext. 300 

Treasurer's Office 
Sharon E. Strother, Conference Treasurer • e-Mail: sestrother@nccumc.org... Ext. 230 

Christine Dodson, Controller • e-Mail: christine@nccumc.org Ext. 235 

Robbie Barrett, Admin. Assistant - Pensions • e-Mail: rwbarrett@nccumc.org Ext. 245 

JoAnna Cafferty, Accounts Receivable Specialist 

e-Mail: jcafferty@nccumc.org Ext. 225 

Phyllis Patterson, Receptionist • e-Mail: phyllis.patterson@nccumc.org Ext. 

Chrisy Powell, Property Manager 'e-Mail: chrisyb@nccumc.org Ext. 234 

Accounts Payable • Financial Reports • Property Management 

Jennifer Echert, General Ledger Accountant • e-Mail: jechert@nccumc.org Ext. 229 

Apportionments • Property Insurance • Financial Reporting • Account Reconciliation 



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Diana Hunter, Receipts Accountant • e-Mail: drhunter@nccumc.org Ext. 232 

Labels • Loans Receivable • Remittances • Tables I & II Data 

Alison Smith, Office Manager • e-Mail: awsmith@nccumc.org Ext. 233 

Board of Trustee Matters • CFA* Moving Expenses • Payroll 

Sharon Saige, Program Administrator • e-Mail: ssaige@nccumc.org Ext. 316 

Pensions • Insurance 

Caroline Thornton, Benefits Manager • e-Mail: caroline@nccumc.org Ext. 228 

Group Insurance Administrator • Duke Endowment Disbursements • Equitable Compensa- 
tion Emerging Church • Golden Cross Disbursements • Ministers' Transition Fund 



Information Technology Office 
Douglas Ward, Director, Information Technology • e-Maildward@nccumc.org .. Ext. 227 

Conference Secretary's Office 
James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary • e-Mail: jlbryan@nccumc.org Ext. 223 

Shannon Medlin, Admin. Assistant • e-Mail: smedlin@nccumc.org Ext. 222 

Annual Conference • Book of Reports • Clergy Address Changes • Conference Directory 
Conference Journal 

United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 
91 9-836-0029 or 1 -800-555-471 8 • FAX: (91 9) 836-0092 

I. Lynn James, Executive Director • e-Mail: ijames@nccumc.org 

Rev. James G. Mentzer, Director of Planned Giving • E-Mail: jmentzer@nccumc.org 

Gina Schwenn, Controller • e-Mail: vlschwenn@nccumc.org 

Kim Smith, Office Manager • e-Mail: kmsmith@nccumc.org 

Julie Brown, Administrative Assistant • E-Mail: jbrown@nccumc.org 



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CONFERENCE RELATED MINISTRIES 

Camps 

Wray Stephens - Executive Director 

P.O. Box 726, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Telephone: (919) 552-4673 

e-Mail: wray@ncumcamps.org 

Chestnut Ridge: Allen and Rhonda Parker, Dirs., 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Road, 
PO Box 370, Efland, NC 27243, Telephone: (877) 568-6834 or (919) 304-3900 or 
FAX: (919)563-3559 e-Mail: chestnutridge@ncumcamp.org 

Don Lee: John A. Farmer, Manager/Director, 315 Camp Don Lee Road, 

Arapahoe, NC 28510, Telephone: (252)249-1106 or 1-800-535-5475 or FAX: (252)249-0497 

e-Mail: john@donleecenter.org 

Kerr Lake: Willie Carroll, Supervisor, PO Box 220, Middleburg, NC 27556 
(May through September) Telephone: (252)438-3487 or FAX: (252) 428-3487 
e-Mail: cklumc@vance.net 

Rockfish: Dennis Tawney, Mgr/Dir, 226 Camp Rockfish Rd., Parkton, NC 28371, 
Telephone: (866) 762-3474 or (910)425-3529 or FAX: (910)425-8665, 
e-Mail: den nis@rockfishoutdoorcenter.org 

Colleges 
Duke University: Richard H. Brodhead, President, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 
Telephone: (919)684-2424 or FAX: (919)684-3050 

Louisburg College:Reginald W. Ponder, President, 501 N. Main Street, 
Louisburg, NC 27549, Telephone: (919)496-2521 or FAX: (919)496-7141 

Methodist College: M. Elton Hendricks, President, 5400 Ramsey Street, 
Fayetteville, NC 28311, Telephone: (910)630-7005 or 1-800-488-7110 
or FAX: (910)630-7683 

North Carolina Wesleyan College: Ian C. Newbould, President 

3400 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, Telephone: (252)985-5100 

or 1-800-488-6292 or FAX: (252)977-3701 

College Related Ministries 

United Methodist Campus Ministers in North Carolina: 
A& T State University: Sadye Joyner Milton, 913 Buford Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 
Office: (336)273-5691 FAX: (336)273-6121, e-Mail: sadyejoyner1@netzero.net 

Appalachian State University: Gary Richardson, 461 Howard Street, Boone, NC 28607 
Office: (828)264-9606, FAX: (828)264-7085, or e-Mail: barnie@appstate.campus.mci.net 

Bennett College: Shirley Canty, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401, Office: 
(336) 370-8726, FAX: (336) 272-7143, e-Mail: scanty@bennett1.bennett.edu 

Brevard College: Ernest Mills, 400 N. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712, Office: (828) 883- 
8292, FAX: (828) 884-3790, e-Mail: mills@brevard.edu 

Duke University: Jennifer Copeland, P.O. Box 90974, Duke Chapel, Durham, NC 27708-0974 
Office: (919)684-6735, FAX: (919) 681-8660, e-Mail: jenny.copeland@duke.edu 



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East Carolina University: Scott Wilkinson, P.O. Box 8245, Greenville, NC 27835 
Office: (252) 758-2030, FAX: (252) 830-9527, e-Mail: swilkinson@esn.net 

Greensboro College: AC. Brock, 815 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401-1875, 
Office: (336) 272-7102, FAX: (336) 271-6634 

High Point University: Harold Warlick, University Station, High Point, NC 27262, Office: 
(336) 841-9241, FAX: (336) 841-4599, e-Mail: hwarlic@acme.highpoint.edu 

Louisburg College: J. Alex Maultsby, PO Box 3083, Louisburg, NC 27549 
Office: (919) 497-3231, FAX: (919) 496-7141, e-Mail:amaultsby@louisburg.edu 

Methodist College: Benjamin Wells, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311 
Office: (919) 630-7000, e-Mail: bwells@methodist.edu 

North Carolina Central University: Michael Page, PO Box 19353, Durham, NC 27707, 
Office: (919) 530-6380, FAX: (919) 560-5263, e-Mail: uccm@intrex.net 

NC State University: Kirk Oldham, 2503 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607 
Office: (919) 833-1861, e-Mail: raleigh-wesley@nccumc.org 

Pfieffer University: Gary Green, PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC 28109 
Office: (704) 463-1360, FAX: (704) 463-1363, 

Salem College: Laura Elliott, PO Box 7433, Salem, NC 27109, Office: (336) 722-9400, 
FAX: (336) 759-4462, e-Mail: lelliott@eisr.org 

UNC-Asheville: Amy Rio-Anderson, 27 Balm Grove Ave., Asheville, NC 28806 
Office: (828) 254-5818, FAX: (828) 254-0830, e-Mail: umcm@bulldog.unca.edu 

UNC-Chapel Hill: Jan Rivero, 214 Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 
Office: (919) 942-2152, FAX: (919) 942-2328, e-Mail: rivero@email.unc.edu 

UNC-Charlotte: Steve Cheyney, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, 
Office: (704) 687-4068, FAX: (704) 549-1202, e-Mail: scheyney@email.uncc.edu 

UNC-Greensboro: Ron Moss, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 
Office: (336) 334-5119, FAX: (336) 334-3499, e-Mail: r_moss@uncg.edu 

UNC-Pembroke: Robert Ray, 100 Breece St., Pembroke, NC 28372-9659, Office: (910) 
521-8197, e-Mail: jwuncp@bellsouth.net 

UNC-Willmington: Nancy Cooper, 612 S. College Rd., Willmington, NC 28403, Office: 
(910) 799-8497, FAX: (910) 799-8497, e-Mail: coopern@uncwil.edu 

Wesleyan College: Fred Grissom, 3400 North Wesleyan, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, 
Office: (252) 985-5100 

Western Carolina University: Richard Irwin, PO Box 2345, Cullowhee, NC 28723, 
Office: (828) 293-9214, FAX: (828) 293-9214, e-Mail: wesley@dnet.net 

Winston-Salem- Wesley Foundation: Tim Auman, PO Box 7433, Winston-Salem, NC 
27109, e-Mail: aumantl@wfu.edu 

Institutions and Ministries 

Retirement Homes: Mick Feanto, Corp. Exec. Dir., 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Suite 
A-500, Durham, NC 27705-3153, Telephone: (919) 384-3000 or FAX: (919) 384-3400 

Croasdaile Village: Howard DeWitt, Executive Director, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, 
Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: (919)384-2000 or FAX: (919)384-2480 



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Cypress Glen Retirement Community: Laurie Stallings, Executive Director, 
100 Hickory Street, Greenville, NC 27858, Telephone: 1-800-669-2835 
FAX: (252)830-0411 

Quail Haven Village: Myron Dice, Executive Director, 200 Blake Boulevard, 
Pinehurst, NC 28374, Telephone: (910)295-2294 or FAX: (910)295-2379 

Wesley Pines: Wade Rozier, Executive Director, 1000 Wesley Pines Road, 
Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-9691 or FAX: (910)738-8905 

Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton: Roger Parry, Executive Director 
1000 Wesley Pines Road, Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-9691 
or FAX: (910)738-8905 

The Asbury Homes, Inc.: Lisa Hayes, Exec. Dir. , 1008 Pi rewayRd., Tabor City, NC 
28463, (910) 617-5095 

Golden Cross: Richard C. Vaughan, Director, PO Box 662, Raeford, NC 28376-0662, 
(910) 875-2111 

Methodist Home for Children: Michael W. Safley, President, PO Box 10917, Raleigh, 
NC 27605, (919) 833-2834 or FAX (919) 755-1833 

Methodist Retirement Homes: Mick Feauto, Corporate Executve Director, 505 S. Duke 
Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701-3153, (919) 956-7016 or FAX (919) 489-7342 



Missions 
Church & Community Worker (Home Missionary): Robeson County Church & 
Community Center, 210 East 15th Street, 
Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-5204 

Church & Community Worker (GBGM Missionary): Shirley Townsend Jones, 
Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry, P.O. Box 397, 
Bennettsville, SC 29512, Telephone: (803)479-4895 

Conference Missionary Secretary: Helen Little, 2252-B Peele Road 
Clayton, NC 27520, Telephone: (919)553-7631 

Other Related Missions 
Peru Covenant Task Force: Para R. Drake, Chairperson, PO Box 3, Rougemont, NC 
27572, Telephone: (919)417-0834 

Prison MATCH of NC, Inc.: Venecia Malloy, Executive Director, P.O. Box 14469, 
Raleigh, NC 27620-4469, Telephone: (919)828-4767 or FAX: to "Attention MATCH" 
(919)733-8031 

Project AGAPE, Armenia: Alexander M. Alvord, Chairman, 4810 Pine Ridge Road, 
Charlotte, NC 28226, Telephone: (704) 362-1860, e-Mail: aalvord@wnccumc.org 

Stewardship Services 
Board of Missions, Inc. (Church Loans): Sam Loy, President, 301 Fairfax St., Clinton, 
NC 28328, Telephone: (910) 592-4195 or e-Mail: samloy@nccumc.org 

Steve Taylor, Executive Secretary or Becky Biegger, Admin. Asst, P.O. Box 10955, 
Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919)832-9560, 1-800-849-4433 or FAX: (919)834-7989 
e-Mail: staylor@nccumc.org or beckybiegger@nccumc.org 



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Commission on Stewardship (Consulting Services): W.L. (Bill) Norton, Connectional 
Ministries Staff Representative, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: 
(919)832-9560, 1-800-849-4433, FAX: (919)8334-7989 or e-Mail:bnorton@nccumc.org 

Duke Endowment (Church Grants): W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church Division, 
100 N. Tryon St., Suite 3500, Charlotte, NC 28202-4012, Telephone: (704)376-0291, 
FAX: (704) 376-9336 or e-Mail: jmann@tde.org 

The United Methodist Foundation, Inc.: W. Daniel Pate, President, P.O. Box 1669, 
Pinehurst, NC 28370, Telephone: (919)295-2161 

I. Lynn James, Executive Director, Office of Planned Giving, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, 
NC 27605, Telephone: (919)836-0029, 1-800-555-4718 or FAX: (919)834-7989 
e-Mail: ijames@nccumc.org 



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EXTENDED CONFERENCE CABINET 

Front Row: (GO) Milton H. Glbert, Bishop Al Gwinn, (DU)Judi J. Smith, (NB) Doug Jessee 

Back Row: Steve Compton, (RA) Ned Hill, Charles Michael Smith, (FA) David Malloy 

(GR) Marshal Old, (RM) Bill Simpson, (EC) Albert Shuler, Emily Innes, (RO) Leonard Fairley, Sharon E. Strother, 

(SA) Jerry Lowry, (Wl) Woody Wells, Paul Leeland, Not Pictured: (BU) Bill Gattis 



CONFERENCE CABINET 

Front Row: (GO) Milton H. Gilbert, Bishop Al Gwinn, (DU) Judi J. Smith, (NB) Doug Jessee 

Back Row:(RA) Ned Hill, (FA) David Malloy, (GR) Marshal Old, (RM) William C. Simpson, (EC) Albert Shuler, 

(RO) Leonard Fairley, (SA) Jerry Lowry, (Wl) Woody Wells, Not Pictured: (BU) Bill Gattis 

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CERTIFICATES OF ORDINATION 

/ / 

This is to certify that I, Alfred W. Gwinn, one of the bishops of The United Methodist Church at the 
Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, North Carolina on June 14, 2006 did ordain Elders as 
follows: 

Marion Dale Curtis Lawrence David Malcolm 

Kenneth Leroy Davenport Elizabeth Ann Roberts 
Grace Griffith Hackney Mary Ann (Molly) Link Shivers 

Patricia Freeman Hawkins Carolyn Kyle Sims 

Dennis Cecil Lamm Patricia Smith Sykes 

Robery Wayne Licht Kirsten Driscoll Williams 

Cynthia Kay Lister 



This is to certify that I, Alfred W. Gwinn, one of the bishops of The United Methodist Church at the 
Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, North Carolina on June 14, 2006 did ordain Deacons 
as follows: 

Randolph Dale Curtis Eilene Zaida Bisgrove Judith Smith Stephens 



This is to certify that I, Alfred W. Gwinn, one of the bishops of The United Methodist Church at the 
Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, North Carolina on June 14, 2006 did commission as 
Probationary Members in preparation for the order of Elder or Deacon as follows: 



Robbie Biddix Cheryl Moffett Lawrence 

David John Blackman Woo-ll (Paul) Lee 

Teresa Leigh Alley Buckner Rhonda Turner Maurer 

Gerald Stephens Castle Gail Ingram Myers 

Scott Allen Dodson Elmar Karl Neuschaefer 

Susanna Lynn Williams Fitch-Slater Edward Slee New 

Kellie Kathleen Gallagher-Smith Rhonda Riggins Parker 

Michael David Gira, Jr. Sandra Barefoot Schaller 

Franklin Karl Grant Laura Katherine Wacker Stern 

Jay David Helms Pamela Jane Watkins 

Teddy Lamont Hemminger II James Dean Whittaker 

Terry Allen Hobbs 



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ELDERS IN FULL CO 




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DEACONS IN FULL CONNECTION 



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PROBATIONARY MEMBERS 




2006 RETIREES AND SPOUSES 

/cuuo ^ytecl^e€& and Q7fwu&e& 

Front L-R: Sherman and Kim Guthrie, Linda Faye and Charles Hill, Michael 

Gast, Bill and Carolee Mitchell, John Paschal, Diane and Roy Catlett, Joann 

and Marvin Turner, Johanna and Allen Hancock, Nancy Pugh, 

Judy and Denny Wise, Gilbert and Barbara Beeson 



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Conference Organization and Personnel 



• Conference Boards and Agencies 



• District Officers and Committees 



2006 Annual Conference Lay Members 



• Conference Clergy and Diaconal Directory 



Conference Organization 



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2006 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL 

Annual Conference Program, Committee on 

Area Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. 

Conference Lay Leader Emily Innes 

Conference Secretary James (Jerry) L. Bryan 

District Superintendent, Host District Leonard Fairley 

Executive Director, Connectional Ministries Charles Michael Smith 

President, UMM Barry Merrill 

President, UMW Jimmie Shuler 

President, UMYF Epiphany Bayliff 

Ex-Officio 

Assistant to the Bishop Paul L. Leeland 

Annual Conference Music Coordinator Brent Hubbell 

Assistant Conference Secretary Stephen (Steve) N. Little 

Associate Director for Communications/Stewardship Wilburn L. (Bill) Norton, Jr. 

Chairperson, Board of Worship Johnnie Wright 

Conference Theme/Schedule Coordinator Richard T. Clayton 

Conference Treasurer Sharon E. Strother 

At Large LaNella Smith 

Lay Leader, Host District Lee Wallace 



Head Ushers Robert Ray and Jimmy Tatum 

Memoirs, Committee on The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 

Minutes, Committee on Gayla E. Collins, Chairperson;Eldrick R.Davis, 

Roderic L.Mullen 

Registration of Delegates, Committee on Ray T. Gooch, Chairperson 

Resolutions & Reference, Committee on Alan P. Swartz, Chairperson; 

Clerical: Steven A. Hickle, Milford Oxendine, Jr.; Conference Lay Leader; Confernce 
UMW President; Conference UMM President 

Tellers 

Chief Clerical Teller James L. Wlson 

Chief Lay Teller Anna Gail Workman 

District Clerical Lay 

Burlington Julie Alliger John Zatti 

Durham Carol Dean Kay Deans 

Elizabeth City Dustin Sprouse Shirley Davenport 

Fayetteville Tony Joyner Bob Herring 

Golds boro Ed Drew Roger Bedford 

Greenville Wlliam Price Greg Jones 

New Bern Bud Morton John Casner 

Raleigh Ben Williams Carlin Johnson 

Rockingham Stan Smith Melba McCallum 

Rocky Mount Charles Myers Fred Hight 

Sanford Bruce Allen William Mierisch 

Wilmington Doug Currin Donna Hammond 



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CONFERENCE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

Structure Review Team 
2005-Richard Clayton, At Large; 2005-Delores Langley, At Large; 2006-Robby Lowry, 
Resource Ministry; 2006-Lib Campbell, Communication; 2006-Kong Namkung, 
Episcopal; 2006-Johnnie Wright; 2006-Rosanna Panizo-Valladares, Mission Develop- 
ment; Extended Cabinet Members: Bishop Al Gwinn; Charles Michael Smith, Exec. Dir. 
Connectional Ministries; Emily Innes, Conference Lay Leader 

Conference Connectional Table 
Bishop Al Gwinn; 1999-Beth Hood; 2000-Bernice Johnson; 2000-Lib Campbell; 2000- 
Merritt Jones; 2000-W. Kenneth Hall, Jr., At Large; 2001-AI Home; 2001-Annette Wright, 
At Large; 2001-Barbara Smith, At Large; 2001-Jerline Miller, At Large; 2001-Kathy 
Greene, At Large; 2001-Randy Innes,; 2002-Gary Wayne Locklear; 2002-Joseph W. 
Casteel; 2002-Kong Suk Namkung; 2002-Martin Armstrong; 2002-William A. Bingham; 
2002-Cashar Evans; 2003-Amy Staley; 2004-Carl Frazier, Jr.; 2004-R. Vann Spivey; 
2004-Ferrell Blount; 2004-Emily Innes, Lay Leader; 2004-Jimmie Shuler, UMW 
President; 2004-Barry Merrill, UMM President; 2004-Epiphany Bayliff, UMY President; 
2005-Pamela Gilliam; 2005-L. Alan Sasser; 2005-Thomas M. Greener; 2006-Melba 
McCallum, At Large; 2006-Esther Namkoong, At Large; 2006-Sedat Mendez; 2006-Paul 
Leeland, Asst. to Bishop; 2006-Sharon Strother, Conf. Treasurer; 2006-Steve Compton, 
EDCD; Milton Gilbert, District Superintendent; Charles M. Smith, Exec. Dir. Connec- 
tional Min.; Directors on CCT Ministries Staff 

Communications Circle 
1999-Para Drake; 2000-Anne Faust; 2000-C. Frank Grill; 2000-Stanley A. Lewis, Jr.; 
2000-W. Arthur Warren; 2000-William Allen; 2003-Alan P. Swartz; 2003-Emma Locklear; 
2004-Steve Magee; 2004-Taylor Mills; 2004-Paul Dunham; 2004-Larry McGill; 2004-Lib 
Campbell; 2004-Dee Gidney; 2005-Dwayne Alston; 2005-Kenneth Locklear; Alan 
Swartz (ITC); Joe Parker, Pres. Bd. Publication; Charles M. Smith, Exec. Dir. Connec- 
tional Ministires 

ARCHIVES & HISTORY 

2002-Anne Veazey Davis; 2002-John Mitchell; 2002-W. Arthur Warren; 2004-Jane 
Greeson; 2004-Para Drake; 2005-Mildred Swain; 2005-Beverly S. Pierpoint; Confer- 
ence Historian; Conference Secretary; Chair Historical Society 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

2003-Alan Swartz, Chair; 2003-Todd Krueger; 2003-Stan Lewis; 2003-Gary Pratt; 2003- 
Ann Faust; Sharon Strother, Conference Treasurer; Paul Leeland, Assistant to Bishop; 
Charles M. Smith, Exec. Dir. Connectional Ministries 

NC CONFERENCE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 

2006-Ambrose Dudley; 2006-Ashely B. Futrell; 2006-Annette Wright; 2006-Joe Parker; 
2006-Emily Innes; 2006-Barry Merrill; 2006-Tim Reaves; 2006-George Speake; 2006- 
Lib Campbell; 2006-William Allen; 2006-Dwayne Alston; 2006-Katie Mimms; UMW 
Communications Coordinator 

Episcopal Circle 
2000-Annie Fairley; 2000-Cashar Evans; 2000-David A. Banks; 2000-Donnie L. Jones; 
2000-Jerry Lowry; 2000-LaNella Smith; 2000-Leonard E. Fairley; 2000-Lily Ker 
Chou;2000-Paul T. Stallsworth; 2000-Louise Mitchell;2004-Allen Bingam, Ex-Officio; 
2004-Kong suk Namkoong, Chair; Exec. Dir. of Connectional Ministries, Charles M. 
Smith 



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CHRISTIAN UNITY 

1999-Donnie L. Jones; 1999-James Edward Malloy, Jr.;1999-Randy Innes, Chair; 
2000-Ray Pearce; 2000-William Alton Boykin; 2000-Paul T. Stallsworth; 2000-Paul 
Chitnis; 2000-David A. Banks; 2003-Michael D. Frese; 2003-Emily Young; 2003-Laurie 
Hays Coffman; 2004-Helen King; 2004-Eric Lindblade; 2004-Rosanna C. Panizo- 
Valladares; 2006-Edgar DeJesus 

CONFERENCE RULES 

2004-William T. Cottingham, III; 2004-Donna Thompson; 2004-Chuck Cook; 2004- 
Roberta Brown; 2005-Jane Johnson; 2005-Bruce Harrington; 2005-Bob Guthrie; Jerry 
Bryan, Conference Secretary 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Class of 2006-2010 - 2005-M. Claire Clyburn McKeon; 2004-Roger Honbarrier, Class of 
2004-2007 - 2004-L. Merritt Jones; 2004-Robin Cummings; Class of 2004-2008 - 
2004-Herman Collier, Jr.; 2004-Larry Coats 

EPISCOPACY 

2000-Kong Suk Namkoong; 2000-Laura H. Mitchell; 2001-Hope A. Vickers; 2002-F. 
Belton Joyner; 2002-H. Sidney Huggins III; 2003-Gary Wayne Locklear; 2003-Bernice 
Johnson; 2003-Rebecca Coley; 2003-Jerry Lowry; 2004-Doris Bluitt; 2004-Robert 
Frazier; 2004-Edna Cummings; 2004-L. Merritt Jones; Cashar Evans; Samuel Wynn; 
Lay Leader; Conference Youth President 

MONITORING & ACCOUNTABILITY 

BU:2006-David Girod; DU:2006-Karl Neuschaefer; EC:2005-Mary Jane Wilson 
Parsons; FA:2000-Glenda McRae; GO:2006-Tom Hroza; GR:2006-Carolyn Pilgrim; NB: 
2005-Patty Stricklin; RA:2004-Esther Namkoong; RA:2004-Jim Lee; RA:2004-Walter 
McLeod; RM:2006-Kellie Gallagher-Smith; RO:2000-William E. Cummings, Chair; 
RO:2004-Kenneth Locklear; SA:2004-Barbara Black; Wl:2006-Carolyn Cummings- 
Woriax; Annie Fairley, GBM COSROW Rep. 

NC COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 

1999-William (Bill) Bingham; 2000-LaNella Smith; 2000-Reginald W. Ponder Sr.; 2002- 
F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; 2004-Edgar R. DeJesus; 2004-Wlliam E. Braswell; 2004-William 
C. Simpson, Jr.; 2004-Albert Shuler; 2005-Gwen Henderson; Resident Bishop; Exec. 
Dir. of Connectional Ministries; Four Members of CUIC: Ray Pearce, Randy Innes, Paul 
Stallsworth, Donnie Jones 

Mission Development Circle 
2000-Carolyn Cummings Woriax; 2000-David L. Harvin; 2000-Eldrick R. Davis; 2002- 
Bud Budzinski; 2004-Jimmie Shuler; 2000-Gary Wayne Locklear; 2000-George Megill; 
2000-H.S. Kim; 2000-Helen Little; 2000-Julia Anne Dees; 2004-Barry Merrill; 2000- 
Rosanna Panizo-Valladares; 2000-Samuel Loy; 2000-Shirley T. Jones; 2001 -Wade 
Hunt; 2005-Doris Bluitt; 2005-Beth Norris 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY 

2000-Teresa Lawrence; 2002-Mary Ellen Bender; 2003-James Malloy; 2003-Barbara 
Garlock; 2003-Ken Ripley; 2003-James H. Hayes; 2003-Steve Moore; 2004-Robert 
McDougald; 2004-Carolyn Pilgrim; 2004-David Harvin; 2005-Jared Hanson; 2005-Wray 
Stephens; 2005-Jessie Staton; Annette Wright, Rep. from UMW; Laura Little, GBCS, Bill 
Bingham, Ex-Officio, Michael Davis, Peace & Justice, Youth Rep., Douglas D. Jessee, 
Cabinet Rep. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MERCY MINISTRIES 

2002-Erwin Sharp; 2002-Ken Ripley; 2003-Sam Isley; 2004-John Everson; 2004-Lois 
Wright; 2004-Catherlyn Wacker; 2004-Berry Taylor; 2004-Pam Hudson; 2004-Gary 

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Murphy; 2004-Dwayne Alston; 2004-Robert Fairley; 2004-Tim Clapp; 2004-Matt Evans; 
2005-Gypsie Merdaugh; 2005-Jesse Staton; Brenda Temple, MATCH; Pat Ford, DBOM; 
James Waggoner, Consultant; Leslie Womack, Epiphany; Linda Harris, Chair of NC 
Advisory Bd. of Prisons; D. Ray Warren, Jr., Angel Tree Ministry 

DISASTER RESPONSE 

BU:2005-Elaine Swett; DU:2002-James Dean;EC:2003-John Dutton, Jr.;FA: 2006- 
James Bailey;GO:2005-Jerry A. Jackson;GR:2002-Clif Harvell, Jr.; NB:2003-RickA. 
Moser; RA2005-Roger Christian; RO:2003-Marc Werner; RM:2005-Roger Cope; 
SA:2006-Thomas A. Simpson; Wl:2000-William Haddock, Jr.(VC); 1999-Stephen B. 
Hall;2002-William (Bud) Budzinski; 2006-John Woodard; 2003-John Howie; 2005- 
Robert Hann; Charles M. Smith, Exec. Dir. Connectional Ministries 

EVANGELISM 

2000-David Jack Beck; 2000-J. Victor Culberson; 2000-R. Vann Spivey; 2001-M. 
Francis Daniel; 2002-Terry Bryant; 2002-Timothy L. Reaves; 2003-Toni L. Wood; 2004- 
Ecwood C. Lancaster; 2004-J. Neal Salter; 2004-Margaret Harriss; 2004-Tom Walden; 
2004-Olivia D. Brown; 2004-Jerry W Cribb; 2004-Terry Hunt; 2005-Eddie Hill; 2005- 
Carol Dean; 2005-Matt Evans; Albert Shuler, GBOD Evangelism 

HISPANIC MINISTRIES TEAM 

2000-Rosanna Panizo-Valladares; 2004-Alma Ruiz; 2004-Elva Monge; 2004-Myra 
Roberts; 2004-Sadat Mendez, Chair; 2005-Luis Felipe Reinoso; 2006-Pam Rice; 
2006-Kevin Baker; 2006-Daniel Montoya; 2006-Carmin Casillas; 2006- Ismael Ruiz 

MISSIONS 

BU:2004-Terry L. Huffines; DU:2005-Gwen Jost; EC:2003-Jane Williams;FA:2005- 
Michael L. Hale; GO:2004-Butch Huffman; GR:2006-Adrian Sawyer;NB:2005-Carolyn 
Roy; RA:2005-Jo Elaine Harris; RO:2004-Lawrence Dye; RM:2006-David P. Haley; 
SA:2006-Patricia Sykes; Wl:2004-William A. Haddock, Jr.; At Large - 1999-Julia Webb- 
Bowden;2002-David Malcolm;2002-Sylvia Collins; 2002-Randy Maynard; 2003-Gerry 
Johnson; 2003-Holt Clarke; GBGM-Emily Innes; GBGM-Cashar Evans; Dir. Duke 
Endowment, W. Joseph Mann; Dir. Robeson County Ctr., Jane Esdale; UMWEd. & 
Intep., Jacqueline Wenberg; Former Missionary-George Megill; Dir. VI M-Bill Gross; Dir. 
Golden Cross-Richard Vaughan;Chair MERCI Board, Jim Perry; Program Director, 
MERCI Board; UMCOR Coordinator, Luis F. Reinoso 

MULTICULTURAL MINISTRIES 

2000-Eldrick Davis; 2000-Gary Wayne Locklear; 2000-J. Edward Morrison; 2000- 
James E. Malloy, Jr.; 2000-LaNella Smith; 2000-Laura Early; 2000-Milford Oxendine; 
2000-R. Lawrence Bowden, Jr.; 2000-Robert L. Mangum; 2000-Rosanna Panizo- 
Valladares; 2000-Samuel Wynn; 2000-Toni Wood; 2003-Dora Russell Dorsey; 2004- 
Mila Lambert; 2004-Daniel Pantoja; 2004-Steve Hickle; 2006-Woo-ll "Paul" Lee; 2006- 
Sylvia Collins 

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES TEAM 

1999-Darlene Jacobs; 1999-Ray Brooks; 2000-Louisa Locklear; 2000-Shirley T 
Jones; 2000-Sylvia Collins; 2003-Jim Conely; 2005-Roberta Brown; 2006-Carolyn 
Cummings-Woriax; 2006-Kenneth Locklear; 2006-Robert L. Mangum; 2006-Stanley A. 
Lewis, Jr.; Consultant, Larry Chandler 

STRENGTHENING BLACK CHURCH TEAM 

2000-LaNella Smith; 2000-Terry Michael Wlliams; 2000-Marshall Locklear; 2000- 
Robert A. Fairley; 2003-Stephen Sutts; 2004-Bryan Faggart; 2004-Dwayne Alston; 2004- 
Neal Terry-2004-Gail Myers; 2004-Para Drake; 2004-Jimmy Cummings; 2005-James 
Henderson;2005-Ulice Hill; 2006-Edward N. Priefstaf 



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Resource Ministries Circle 
2000-Charles Crutchfield; 2000-Clara Safrit Wade; 2000-Deborah Wilkins; 2000-Doris 
Bluitt; 2000-H. Gray Southern; 2000-Larry Robinson; 2000-Merritt Jones; 2000-Rodney 
Hamm; 2000-Steven Formo; 2001-J. Donald Phillips; 2004-Alan Swartz; 2004-Carl 
Belcher; 2004-Cashar Evans; 2004-Ferrell Blount, CFA President; 2004-Charles K. 
Morrison; 2005-David Ward; 2005-David Ward; 2005-Peggy Oxendine; 2005-Sandra 
Croom 

BD. OF INSTITUTIONS, INC., NC CONF. 

1999-George Jones; 1999- Jane Gray; 1999-Thomas K. Norris; 2000-Bob O'Keef; 
2000-Jack W. Page, Jr.; 2000-Mark Jones; 2000-Charles K. Morrison; 2000-Ruth 
Woods; 2000-Woody Harrison; 2000-Tom Newman; 2002-Colleen Bush; 2001-Wilson 
Hayman; 2005-Beth Norris; 2005-Charles Foskey; 2005- Gayla Collins; Ex-Officio- 
Phillip S. Brown; Dirctor MRH; Wilson Hayman, Financial Review, M. Elton Hendricks, 
MC; Lynn James, UMF; Ian Newbould, NCWC; Reginald Ponder, LC; Bruce Stanley, 
UMCH; Wray Stephens, NCUMCOCM; Paul Leeland, Assistant to Bishop 

CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS 

2000-Gloria McAuley; 2000-Merritt Jones; 2000-William E. Braswell; 2000-Beth 
Frazier;2004-Regina Henderson;2005-Luis Felipe Reinoso; Cabinet Rep, Jerrry Lowry; 
Exec.Dir. Of Connectional Ministries; Conf. Treasurer; Dir. Ministerial Relations; Conf. 
Secretary; Dir. United Methodist Foundation 

INCAPACITY, COMMITTEE ON 

2002-Charles K. Morrison, Chair; 2003-Ken Ripley; 2003-Maryellen P. Switzer; 2003- 
LaVerne V. Womack, Jr.; 2004-Elizabeth Campbell; 2004-Robert Flynn; Jerry Lowry, 
Cabinet Rep. 

EQUITABLE COMPENSATION 

1999-Everett J. France; 2000-Jon Hunt; 2002-Alan C. Gibson; 2006-Patrick Mann; 
2006-Mack Parker; 2006-David Malloy; (membership more than 200) 1999-Martin 
Armstrong; 2004-Dick Miles; 2003-Gerry Davis; 2003-Peggy Oxendine; 2002-David 
Wlliams; 2006-Doris Wade; (membership less than 200) 2001-Laura Early; 2001- 
Lucy Lincoln; 2001-Pat McGhee; 2004-Jack Robert Snyder; 2004-Larry McQueen; 
2004-Warren Purcell; 2004-Snodie Wilson; 2005-Johnnie Wright; 2006-Delores 
Gidney; 2006-Deborah Wilkins; Cabinet Representative, Judi Smith 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION 

1999-William M. Presnell; 2000-Ferrell Blount; 2000-Robby Lowry; 2001 -Larry Price; 
2002-Susan Pate Greenwood; 2002-Sylvia Harriss; 2003-Chris Miller; 2003-Martha 
Ferrell; 2004-Bob Johnson; 2004-Karen H. Whitaker; 2004-Rodney Hamm; 2004- 
Danny Allen; 2004-Paulette Easley; 2005-Colleen Astrike; 2005-Larry Robinson; 2005- 
Patti Stricklin; 2005-John Robinson; 2005-Albert Shuler; 2006-David Clift; 2006- 
Richard T. Clayton; 2006-Sandra J. (Rose) Conner; Marshall R. Old, Cabinet Rep. 

PENSIONS 

2001-Don Phillips;2000-Dennis Draper;2001-H. Gray Southern; 2002-Charles K. 
Morrison; 2002-Charles Smith; 2003- Woodrow W. Wells, Jr.; 2003-Annette Wright; 
2004-Teresa C. Holloway; 2004-James G Mentzer; 2004-H. Sidney Huggins III; 2004- 
Dave Adams; 2005-Larry Dempsey; 2005-George A. Jones; 2005-G Rosser Carter III; 
2005-Dwayne Alson; 2005-Charles Crutchfield; 2006-Robert Bergland; 2006-Benjamin 
McCallum;Benefits Consultant: Kermit L. Braswell; Woody Wells, Cabinet Rep. 



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TRUSTEES 

2000-Harold Jacobs; 2000-Walter E. McLeod; 2001-Betty Hasty; 2002-Bill Blount; 
2002-Cashar Evans; 2003-Jack L. Hunter; 2003-Susan Gira; 2004-Bob Smith; 2004- 
Branch Vincent; 2004-Anne Faust; 2004-Steve Compton; 2005-Melba McCallum; 2005- 
Laura Little;2006-Neil Laton; Conference Treasurer/Building Manager; Edward F. Hill II, 
Cabinet Rep. 

Spiritual Formation & Leadership Development Circle 
2000-Bernice Johnson; 2000-David Brownlee; 2004-Linda Taylor; 2000-Gayle C. 
Felton; 2000-Gwen Henderson; 2000-Jonathan E. Strother; 2000-LuAnne Charlton; 
2000-Mabel Cummings; 2000-Regina Henderson; 2000-Scott Wilkinson; 2000-Vevely 
Malloy; 2000-W. Bryan Faggart; 2000-Wayne M. Hicks; 2000-Eddie Hill; 2000-Donald 
Warren; 2000-Johnnie Wright; 2000-Duke C. Lackey; 2004-Robert Kretzu; Scott 
Wlkinson; Joyce Home, CEF Rep.; Daniel Jones, OA Committee Rep; Emily Innes, Lay 
Leader; Conference UMYF President; Conference UMYF Vice President; Albert Shuler, 
GBOD; Wray Stephens, Camping Dir. , David Brownlee, Wellspring Ministires; Johnnie 
Wright, Worship 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Lisa Brown Cole; H. Gray Southern; Charles K. Morrison; Alternate: R. Bruce Pate; 
Johnnie Wright 

APPEALS, COMMITTEE ON 

2000-Carol Hood; 2000-Johnnie L. Wright; 2004-L. Merritt Jones; 2004-Carol Dean; 
2004-Jesse Lamm 

CHILDREN MINISTRY TEAM 

2000-Wayne M. Hicks; 2000-Margaret Anne Biddle; 2000-Cynthia Powell; 2000-Laura 
G Early; 2002-Leslie Sinclair; 2003-Jim Angerole; 2003-Amy Staley; 2004-Brenda 
Wlson; 2005-J. Victor Culberson; 2005-Cathleen Hagertey; 2005-Georgia Pilkinton; 
2006-Yvonne Dial 

CLERGY CARE 

Clergyperson (Rural Charge): Elizabeth Hood; Layperson (Urban Charge), Lucretia 
Gilbert ; Clergyperson-Arnold Gene Cobb, Jr.; Layperson-Lee Wallace; Layperson 
(Rural Charge):Elizabeth Holiday; Clergyperson (Urban Charge)-Donald Warren; 
Layperson-Brenda Jones; Director of Ministerial Relations; Clergy Partners Represen- 
tative; Commission on Equitable Compensation Rep. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

BU: 2002-Wlliam E. Holliday; DU: 2006-Michael David Frese; EC: TBA; FA:2006- 
Michael Davis;FA:2004-Regina Henderson; GO: 2006-Terry Hobbs; GR: 2000-Dennis 
P. Levin; NB:2005-E. Powell Osteen; RA:2003-Richard P. Wilkerson; RA: 2004-Walter 
McLeod; RO:2005-Jettie Vann Floyd;RM: 2005-Hope Vickers; SA: 2003-James H. 
Harris, Jr.; Wl: 2004-Edward Carlton Hill; Sam Wynn, GBOM; W. Joseph Mann, Rural 
Church; Development TDE; Paul Leeland, Ministerial Relations 

HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTRIES 

1999-Bernice Johnson; 2000-George R. Patton; 2000-Annette Wright; 2000-Judy 
Bohannon; 2002-Linda Taylor; 2002-Laurie Hays Coffman; 2004-Henry Jarrett; 2004- 
Eddie Hill; 2004-R. Carl Frazier, Jr.; 2005-Cherilyn H. Peay; 2005-Rick Strunk; 2006- 
Carol C. Thomas; 2006-Nickolas Didow; 2006-Benjamin Wells; Jennifer E. Copeland; 
Six (6) college presidents; Dean , Duke Divinity School; GBHM, Paul Leeland; Executive 
Director of Connectional Ministries, Charles M. Smith; Directory of Young Adult Ministry, 
Sue Ellen Nicholson; Bill Gattis, Cabinet Rep. 



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INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON ORDAINED MINISTRY 

2000-Reginald W. Ponder, Sr.; 2001-Charles M. Cook; 2004-F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; 2004- 
Julia Webb-Bowden; Alternates: 1999-James C. Lee; 2001-Susan Pate Greenwood; 
2004-Glenn E. Mason; 2004-Roger Elliott; 2004-Vernon C. Tyson; Laity: 2006-Jeanne 
Rouse; 2006-Barbara Anderson; 2006-Lee Wallace; Alternates:2006-Ruth D. Woods; 
2006-Harold Fulp; 2006-Jane Johnson; 2006-Bob Bryant; 2006-Bonnie Francis 

INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON DIACONAL MININISTRY 
Principals: 

Anna Gail Workman; Margaret Anne Biddle;Alternate:Janet G Thornton Irvine 

ITINERANT CLERGY MOVING EXPENSE 

Carl D. Belcher (Equitable Compensation) Paul L. Leeland (Min. Rel.) ; Sharon E. 
Strother, (Conf. Treasurer); Ferrell Blount, (Chair, CFA); Jane Johnson, Sandra J. 
Conner, Hazel Collier; Denise Baker; Jessee Brunson 

LAITY 

12 District Lay Leaders; Conference UMW President; Conference UMW Vice President; 
Conference UMM President; Conference UMM Vice President; Conference UMY 
President;Conference UMY Vice President; Conference Lay Leader; Conference 
Director of Lay Speaking; Leonard Fairley, Cabinet Rep. 

NOMINATIONS 

Bishop Al Gwinn; 2000-District Superintendents; 2000-Bernice Johnson; 2000-Gary 
Wayne Locklear;2004-Jimmie Shuler; 2000-Laura Early; 2000-Luis Reinoso; 2000- 
Paul Leeland;2000-Roberta Brown; 2004-Emily Innes; 2004-Barry Merrill;2005-Pat 
McGee; 2005-Barbara Porter; 2005-Edgar DeJesus; Youth President; Execu. Dir. 
Connectional Ministries, Charles M. Smith 

ORDAINED MINISTRY 
Chairperson: 

Beth Hood.PO. Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315-0699, (910)944-1093 
Vice Chairperson: 

Eldrick R. Davis, 690 Marble Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28311, (910) 822-4607 

Secretary: Wallace Kirby, PO Box 240, Roxboro, NC 27573, (336) 597-2054 

Assistant to the Bishop: 

Paul L Leeland, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, 1-800-849-433 

1997-Beverly Small, G Paul Phillips, Thomas G Holtsclaw; 1998-David C. Wade, 1999- 
Charles Astrike, Elizabeth Hackney Hood, R. Branson Sheets III, William J. 
Weisser;2000-Beth Frazier, Clyde A. Denny, Dennis R. Sheppard, E. Powell Osteen, Jr., 
Eldrick R. Davis, Susan C. Lindblade, W. Joseph Mann, Wallace H. Kirby, Wlliam W. 
Snotherly, Jr.;2001- Denise C. Waters, Faye B. Rouse, Jimmy Cummings, Sue 
Robertson, Timothy J. Russell;2002-Alice K. Kunka, Brigitte F Morris, Gloria McAuley, 
Paul T. Stallsworth, Raymond K. Wttman, Theodore R. Miller, 2003-Daniel T. 
Earnhardt, David J. Goehring, Herbert Lowry, Jr., Haywood A. Smith, Samuel 
Wynn;2004-Joseph Callahan; Andrea Woodhouse; Alvin M. Home; Robert Flynn; 
Homer Morris; Benjamin Ball; Regina Henderson; Eston Brinkley; 2005-Aggie Deese; 
John Check; Dan Jones; Bruce Stanley; Keith Nanney; 2006-Charlene Pierce Guider; 
Patricia Archer; Sam D. McMillan III; Wlliam C. Simpson, Jr., Cabinet Rep 



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Division of Elders and Local Pastors 

Chair: 

Dennis Shephard, 4955 Legion Rd., Hope Mills, NC 28348, (910) 425-0108 

Vice-Chairperson: 

Secretary: 

DrvisioN of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers 

Chairperson: 

Denise Waters, 127 Tuscarora Dr., Hillsborough, NC 27278, (919) 732-5865 

Vice-Chairperson: 

TBE 

Secretary: 

TBE 

Order of Elders 
Chairperson: 

Sam D. McMillan III, 1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352, (910) 276-6918 

Order of Deacons 

Chair: 

Patricia H. Archer, 1403 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4908, (910)762-3316 

STEWARDSHIP 

1999-Gary E. Allred; 1999-Walter L. Graves; 2002-Robert Kretzu; 2003-Carolyn Lucas; 
2003-Robert A. Hagerty; 2003-William C. Spencer; 2003-Benjamin N. Sims; 2004- 
Madison N. Hankal; 2004-Polly Lewis; 2004-Lee Weaver; 2005-Percy Jones; Assistant 
to Bishop, Paul L. Leeland 

WORSHIP 

1999-James T Weaver, Jr.; 1999-Lisa Brown Cole; 2000-Carolyn Miller 2000-Johnnie 
L. Wright; 2000-Robert W. Brewer; 2002-John T Madison, Jr.; 2004-Lee Roy Pittard; 
2004-Denny Wise; 2005-Robert Licht; 2005-Molly L. Shivers; 2005-E. Ray Brooks; 
2005-Kwan S. Kim; 2005-Jonathan Strother; Maria Ham, Pres. FUMMWOA; Executive 
Director Connectional Ministries, Charles M. Smith 

Commission on Clergy Counseling and Consultation Services 

Ted R. Kunstling, Teresa E. Lawrence, Joy R. MacVane, Keith G. Meador, Mary Susan 
Fulghum, Brenda C. Walton, James L. Wilson; Donald Baucom; James C. Lee 



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DISTRICT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 

Burlington District 

Lay Leader: JoAnn Barbour 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Pam Andrews, JoAnn Barbour-Lay Leader, Linda Baucom, Renee Burnette, Ken Hall, 

Jr., Al Horne-Chair, Jimmy Linens, Larry Patterson, Virgil Stadler, Stephana Wood, David 

Woodhouse 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Bill Gattis; JoAnn Barbour, Carl Belcher, Bonnie Francis, Rich Greenway-Chair, Grace 

Hackney, Ken Hall, Sr., William Holliday, Al Home, Terry Huffines, Sid Huggins, Donnie 

Jones, Joe Laton, Joy MacVane, Cynthia Powell, Ruth Harper Stevens, Andrea 

Woodhouse 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Bill Gattis; Ronnie Byrd, Eston Campbell, Louise Carter, Cindy Lister, Jerry Martin, Jack 

Page, Jr. -Chair, Jan Sassaman, Sonja Tilley, Linda Woodard 

Board of Trustees: 

Paula Andris, David Lewis, Pat Lopp, Mike Loy, Jeanne Neal, Delos O'Daniel, Neal 

Salter, Rachel Vogler, Herman Ward-Chair 

Durham District 

Lay Leader: Sandy Quinn 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Judi Smith; Larry Bowden, Johnny Branch, Mark Gallaway, Pamela Gilliam, Tom Loftis, 

Pat McGhee, Paula Pittard, Marilyn Shipman, Sandy Quinn 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Judi Smith; Jim Bell, Shane Benjamin, Bill Boykin, Carolyn Burruss, Tom Holtsclaw, 

Cheryl Lawrence, Jan Thornton-Irvine, Julia Webb-Bowden-Chair; Wallace Kirby- 

Registrar-At-Large Member; Lay Observers: Joseph Callahan, George Laing, Lucy 

Lincoln 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Judi Smith; Gene Cobb, Stewart Crank, Carol Dean, Ron Horvath, Joe Lyndon, Felix 

Markham IV, Bob Maynard, Ron Patton, Steve Simmons, Jack Snyder 

Board of Trustees: 

Judi Smith; R.H. Ballard, Charles Cook-Chair, Burton King, Ed Punt, Bob Rumpf, Dennis 

Shipman, Glenda Snotherly, Cynthia Walker, Susan White 

Elizabeth City District 

Lay Leader: Sandra Ray 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Won Namkoong; Sandra Ray-Lay Leader; 2007: Jerry Cribb, Cashar Evans-Chair, Pam 

Stallings; 2008: David Clift, Roger Crane, George Thomas, Toni Wood; 2009: Tony Perry, 

David Thompson 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Won Namkoong; John Check, David Clift, Jerry W Cribb-Chair, Vic Culberson, David 

Beck, Laura G Early, Al Fox, Jim Huskins, Charles E. McKenzie, Charles Mosely, Beverly 

Small, Scott Wilson-Parsons 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Won Namkoong; Vic Culberson, Warren Heitzenrager, Teresa Holloway, Laird Sager- 

Chair, Russell Steele 

Board of Trustees: 

2007: Cashar Evans, Leigh Gilliam, Terry Wlliams; 2008: Oliver Ethridge, Marvina Mann, 

Branch Vincent Ill-Chair; 2009: Ginny Crocker, Punk Daniels, Charles Mosely 

FayettevilleDistrict 

Lay Leader: Alice Smith 



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Committee on District Superintendency: 

2006-07: Ralph Brown, Carolyn Miller, Gil Wise; 2007-08: Paulette Easley, Joyce Herring, 

Tryon Lancaster; 2008-09: Ruth Crumley, Harry Miller, Jr., Randy Smith; Ex-officio: Alice 

Smith-District Lay Ldr., Melissa Owens-UMYF President 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Carol Goehring; 2006-07: James Bailey, Jerline Miller, Curtis Mull; 2007-08: Billy 

Culbreth, Robert Garrison, Teresa Lawrence; 2008-09: Raz Autry, Carolyn Lucas, 

Richard Upchurch; Members of Conference Board of Ordained Ministry: Charles Astrike, 

Eldrick Davis, Dennis Sheppard 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Carol Goehring; 2006-07: Jack Lipps, Sandra Mull, Carrie Parrish; 2007-08: Edward 

Gunter, Whiteford Jones, John Koenig; 2008-09: Jim Kizer, Julie Rufenacht, M.J. Weeks 

Board of Trustees: 

Carol Goehring; 2006-07: Gwen Edwards, Nan Eubanks, Richard Jackson; 2007-08: 

Douglas Bryant, Michael Elliott, Nathan Howie; 2008-09: Hazel Hall, Richard Perry, John 

Tyson 

Goldsboro District 

Lay Leader: Keith Stewart 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Milton H. Gilbert; Greg Bounds, Mary Ann Brown, Bill Charlton, Lou Ann Johnson, Penny 

Lewis, Charles Morrison, Keith Stewart-Lay Leader, Henry Swanzey, Lynne Walker-Chair, 

Shirley Ward 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Milton H. Gilbert; Rufus Butner, Dennis Draper, Judy Drye, David Harvin, Tom 

Hoogerland, Jerry Jackson, Homer Morris, Rick Ward-Chair, Jim Wlliams; Lay 

Observers: Paul Bennett, Barbara Bolding, Cathy Moran-Penuel, Ross Wilson 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Milton H. Gilbert; McGee Creech, Chair; 2006-07: Bob Cousins, Bill Franklin, Dave 

Holmes; 2007-08: Terry Hampton , Jerry Mitchell, Preston Smith; 2008-09: David 

Hollowell, Susan Lassiter, Neal Wingfield, William Wnslow 

Board of Trustees: 

Milton H. Gilbert; Jack Edwards-District Treasurer; 2006-07: Martin Armstrong, Lillian 

Bridgers, Woodard Jackson; 2007-08: Bob Busby, Susan Carter, Ernie Wlkinson-Chair; 

2008-09: John Cooper, Marie Smith, Jimmy Wlliams 

Greenville District 

Lay Leader: Ed Mann 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Dennis Adams-Chair, Roy Catlett, Ann Davis, Susan Everette, John C. Hood, Jr., Ed 

Mann-Dist. Lay Ldr., George Mewborn, Ray Pearce, Wlliam Raspberry, Benjamin Wells, 

Ray Wttman 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Marshall Old; David Harrington, Dennis Levin, Kenneth Maxwell, Carolyn Pilgrim, Becky 

Seymour, Albert Shuler, Haywood Smith, Gray Southern, Stephen Stutts, Catherine 

Thompson, Ray Wttman-Chair, 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Marshall Old; 2007: Bruce Akers, Dennis Levin-Chair, Todd Skinner; 2008: Carolyn 

Pilgrim, George Speake, Leroy Whitfield; 2009: William Blount, Bobby Fletcher, Jim 

Wilson 

Board of Trustees: 

Marshall Old; 2007: Seroba Aiken, Mitchell Jones-Chair, John Morgan; 2008: Richard 

Cannon, Chet Harrison, Barbara Smith; 2009: Jim Bachelor, Laura Little, Jim Wlson 

New Bern District 

Lay Leader: Patti Stricklin 



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Committee on District Superintendency: 

Laity: Patti Stricklin-Lay Leader, William (Fin) O'Neal, Bobby Stricklin, Doris Wade; Clergy: 

Eric Lindblade, Charlene Pierce-Guider-Chair, Jeffrey Severt 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Doug Jessee; Clergy: John Check, Susan Lindblade, Rachel Moser, Powell Osteen- 

Chair, Charlene Pierce-Guider, Paul Stallsworth; Laity: Benjamin Ball, Sandra Croom, 

Pat Daugherty, Bill Dickinson, Karl Kendrick, Lindsey Wyatt 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Doug Jesse-Chair; Clergy: Penny Dollar Farmer, Tom Greener, Joe Parker; Laity: Gary 

Barker, Nancy Dixon, Steve Mock, Dana Outlaw, Robert Stephens 

Board of Trustees: 

Clergy: Mike Eubanks, Susan Lindblade, Charles C. Smith; Laity: Frank Court, Harold 

Fulp, Jimmy Hicks-Chair, Mack Rice, Beth Henderson 

Raleigh District 

Lay Leader: Carlin Johnson 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

2006-07: Gayla Collins, Stone Kennett, Jenny H. Wlson; 2007-08: Mike Brown, Barbara 

Mann, Smith Raynor; 2008-09: Richard T. Clayton-Chair, 

ex-officio Paul Leeland (Bishop's representative) 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Edward F. Hill II; Representative from Conf. Bd. of Ordained Min.: Wlliam J. Weisser; 

Clergy: Anne W Ahl, Gary E. Allred, Glenn E. Mason, Richard T. Mathews, Walter E. 

McLeod, Ben Williams; Laity: Rich Bowlin, Carlin Johnson, Sam Lewis, 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Edward F. Hill II; 2006-07: Steve Compton, Rose Conner, John Draz; 2007-08: Leigh 

Ballance, Tom Hollis, Mary Holloway; 2008-09: Merritt Jones, Doug Lain, 

Board of Trustees: 

2006-07: Sally Bates, Mila Lambert, John Lee; 2007-08: Anne Harrison, Randy Maynard, 

Kenneth Perdue; 2008-09: Elaine Lilliston, 

Rockingham District 

Lay Leader: Ruth Dial Woods 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Ruth Dial Woods, Charles Buie, Sylvia Collins, Diana Killian, Panthia Locklear-Chair, 

Allyn McLean, James Oxendine, Stan Smith, David Sumner, Mike Sweatt, Earline 

Waddell 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Leonard E. Fairley; Ann Giles Benson, Randy Blanchard, Jesse Brunson, Janet Buffalo, 

Wlliam Cummings, Dora Dorsey, David Heath, Charles Herrin, Diana Killian, Bill James 

Locklear, Kenneth Locklear, Leonard Mayo, Mack McMillan-Chair, Keith Nanney, Milford 

Oxendine, Jr., Robert Ray, Stan Smith, Jimmie Tatum, William Taylor; Lay Observers: 

Mabel Cummings, Jeff Maidment, Leslie Womack, Melba McCallum 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

2005-06: Robert Fairley, Jesse Lamm-Chair, Scoofer Jordan; 2006-07: Mary Ann Gray, 

Wlliam McQuiage, Earline Waddell; 2007-08: Terrence Hunt, Murry McKeithan, Wlliam 

Taylor; Ex-officio Leonard Fairley 

Board of Trustees: 

2005-06: Harry Armstrong, Chris Boutselis-Chair, Doug Trask; 2006-07: Mary Neil 

Morris, Beverly Sealy, Raymond Wall; 2007-08: Dianne Honeycutt, Charles C. McLeod, 

Maureen Regan; Ex-officio: Robby Lowry, Leonard Fairley 

Rocky Mount District 

Lay Leader: Fred M. Hight III 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

2006-07: Robert Frazier-Chair, David P. Haley, W.T. (Billy) Lamm III; 2007-08: Robert 

Bergland, Wlliam M. Presnell, Margaret Stephenson, Fred M. Hight Ill-Lay Leader; 2008- 



09: Dwayne Alston, William Byrd, Eleanor O'Keef 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

William C. Simpson, Jr.; 2006-07: Clyde A. Denny, Milton T. Mann-Secretary, William M. 
Presnell-Chair, Luis Reinoso; 2007-08: Wayne M. Hicks, Phyllis Jacobs-Lay, James 
Reavis, Hope Vickers-V-Chair; 2008-09: Robert Bergland, Robert Frazier-Lay, Daniel P. 
Jones, Stanley A. Lewis, Jr. 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

William C. Simpson, Jr.; 2006-07: Roger D. Cope, Thomas B. Supplee, J. Wlliam Tyson, 
Jr.; 2007-08: Thomas Morris-Chair, Leonard J. Rex; 2008-09: Doug Billups, Ann Collier, 
Daniel Vaughan 
Board of Trustees: 

2006-07: Charles Flowers-Treasurer, Velna Hux, Betty Poplin; 2007-08: Sylvia Harris, 
Walter Linville, Taylor Oakes; 2008-09: Ruby Braswell, Sis Thompson, Charles Ward- 
Chair, Don Wilis 
Sanford District 
Lay Leader: Ted Thomas 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

2006: Glenda Clendenin, Mary Ellen Frazier; 2007: Raymond Sproles, Jr., Lynn Thigpen; 
2008: Ray Gooch-Chair, Elizabeth H. Hood, Travis Owen, Ted Thomas; Jerry Lowry, D.S. 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Allen Bingham, Carl Frazier-Chair, Clarence Garner, Ray T. Gooch, Regina Henderson, 
Elizabeth H. Hood, Herbert Lowry, Jr., J. Talton Madison, Jr., Claire C. McKeown, Charles 
Plowman, Mike Sykes; Jerry Lowry, D.S. 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Jerry Lowry; Clergy: William Mitchell, Jr., Thomas Simpson, Mike Sykes; Lay: John D. 
Dixon, Jr., J.R. Holt, Raymond Sproles, Jr. 
Board of Trustees: 

2003-06: Brenda Brown, Glenda Clendenin; 2004-07: Rossie Lindsey, Frank Thigpen; 
2005-08: Earl Connelly, Jimmy Garner; 2006-09: Doug Byrd, George Palmer 
Wilmington District 
Lay Leader: Joe Stoner 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Class of 2007: Jim Bailey, Shirley Chason, E.J. Highsmith; Class of 2008: Fred Roberts, 
Janice Simms, Leon West; Class of 2009: Bob Bauman-Chair, Shirley Hough, Ellen 
Parker 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Woody Wells; Tim Russell-Chair, Trish Archer-Registrar; Class of 2010: PD. Midgett, 
Bob Redmond, Linda Taylor, C.B. Owens, Jack Ruth, Ron Gooding-Lay; Class of 2011: 
Bill Altman, Bill Braswell, Gerald Cain, Doug Currin, Laura Mitchell, Skip Williams; Class 
of 2012: David Benson, Joe Casteel, Tim Reaves, Liz Roberts, Donald Warren, Joe 
Nemec-Lay 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Woody Wells-Chair; Class of 2007: Curtis Campbell, Terry Priess, Jon West; Class of 
2008: Ralph Konrady, Jay Milam, Gerry Walker; Class of 2009: Bill Cohen, Bob Hankins 
Board of Trustees: 

Class of 2007: Lester Drew, Bill Turner, Betsy Wlliams; Class of 2008: Jim Bass, 
Richard Biberstein, Diana Corbett-Chair; Class of 2009: Dan Biser, Lynn Wall 



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2006 Annual Conference Lay Members 

Norma Aaron 2070 Seven Lakes South, Seven Lakes, NC 27376 

PaulAbernethy 2264 Lakeview Ten, Burlington, NC 27215 

Belle Adams PO Box 191, Colerain, NC 27924 

Bertha Adams PO Box 182, Trenton, NC 28585 

Hazel Adams 2303 Pine Needles Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Irene Rita Adams 6704 Vintage Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Bill Alexander 1758 Shallotte Point Loop Road, Shallotte, NC 28459 

Bill Alexander 609 Lakehurst Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Kay Allen 2532 Woods Lane, Graham, NC 27253 

Jackie Allison 800 Brookhollow Rd., Efland, NC 27243 

Ernie Allsbrook P. O. Box 1806, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Margo Allsbrook P O. Box 1806, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Dorothy Alphin 433 Bethel Church Road, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Sylvia Alston P.O. Box 233, Littleton, NC 27850 

Bob Alverson 2330 Venie Street, Burlington, NC 27215 

Bill Aman P. O. Box 255, Beulaville, NC 28518 

BillAmerson 146 Strauther Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

LibbyAmos 4509 Castlebar Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Jonathan Anderson 108 Dickens Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610 

Emily Andrews 437 Stroud Road, Trenton, NC 28585 

Pamela Dodson Andrews 5019 Glenn Dodson Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

EdAngel 158 S. Macon Dr., Littleton, NC 27850 

Robert Antal 1408 Mack Street, Spring Lake, NC 28390 

Mary Ellen Appleman 147 Three Chopt Rd., Littleton, NC 27850 

EvelynAranda 455 Turlington Dr., Benson, NC 27504 

Patti Arms PO Box 705, Bunn, NC 27508 

Mary Armstrong 9301 Johns Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Christine Arnold 21 2 Iron Creek Drive, Washington, NC 27889 

MaxAshworth 401 Faucette Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Charles Astrike 5407 Tarheel Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Colleen Astrike 5407 Tar Heel Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Cathy Atkinson 2551 US Highway 1 north, Vass, NC 28394 

Ramon Atlkins P.O. Box 659, Broadway, NC 27505 

Ed Austin 6424 Wynbrook Way, Raleigh, NC 27612 

RufusAutry 2020 Hayes Mill Rd., Godwin, NC 28344 

Betty Ayscue 84 Weybosset Rd., Henderson, NC 27536 

Bobby Rex Bailey 606 Meadowbrook Rd., Kenly, NC 27542 

Fletcher Baker 1010 Pine Valley Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28546 

James A. Baker 1 03 Uxbridge Court, Cary, NC27513 

Richard Baker 575 St. Stephens Church Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Bartin Baldwin 212 Ramblewood Dr., Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Carey Baldwin 200 East Temple Avenue, Rockingham, NC 28379 

John Balis 109 Frank's Creek Circle, Hertford, NC 27944 

Marge Balis 109 Frank's Creek Circle, Hertford, NC 27944 

Benjamin Ball 417 Hardy Road, Newport, NC 28570 

Donna Ball 352 Moulton Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549 

Paul Banks 116 Timberlake Dr., Youngsville, NC 27596 



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Gary Barker 328 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560 

Katherine Barkin 824 Parkridge Dr., Clayton, NC 27527 

Ronald Barnett 2817 Whipoorwill Trail, Mebane, NC 27302 

JeanBasnight 903 Amanda St., Manteo, NC 27954 

S. C. Basnight 903 Amanda St., Manteo, NC 27954 

MelvaBass 113LakeviewDr., Goldsboro, NC27530 

Edna Battle 1676 Sanders Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Mike Beasley 506 S. 10th St., Erwin, NC 28339 

Carla Bedford 2801 Ridgecrest Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Roger Bedford 2801 Ridgecrest Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Theron Bell P.O. Box 1059, Robbins, NC 27325 

Lee Bellamy 315 Forest Hill Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Bertha Belo Post Office Box 296, Lumberton, NC 28359 

Mamie Bennett 681 Poole's Mill Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281 

Ann Benton 1171 New Hope Rd., Hertford, NC 27944 

Jane Benton 5865 Old Hwy 74, Chadbourn, NC 28431 

Danny Berrier 551 3 Solomon's Seal Ct., Holly Springs, NC 27540 

Bruce Berstresser 3920 Kings Cross Road, Lumberton, NC 28360 

Carolyn Best 103ArgonneDr., Durham, NC 27704 

Bill Betterton 4569 Indian Springs Rd., Seven Springs, NC 28578 

Bill Billings 412 Dunblane Way, Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Cynthia Billings 412 Dunblane Way, Fayetteville, NC 28311 

William Bingham 3117 Leonard St., Raleigh, NC 27607 

JoanBisogno 1899 WilkinsSt., Burlington, NC 27217 

Cheryl Blackwelder 5615 Wood Ridge Rd., Wilmington, NC 28409 

Eugene Blackwelder 6360 Peeles Chapel Rd., Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

Sandy Blake 2740 Hwy 53 W.Burgaw, NC 28425 

John Blalock Burlington, NC 

MaryBlanton 1048 Lonnie Fields Rd., Bear Creek, NC 27207 

Wynona Blount 5326 Rodwell Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Ferrell Blount, III P. O. Box 850, Bethel, NC 27812 

Will Bobbitt 213 Bridge Pointe Dr., New Bern, NC 28562 

Charles Bordeaux 203 N 6th St., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 

Lou Bower 520 Martin St., Carthage, NC 28327 

Betty Bowler 311 OakAvenue, Hamlet, NC 28345 

Marilyn Boyce 61 8 Main St. Ext., Swansboro, NC 28584 

Kate Boyette 408 BoyetteeSt., Hamlet, NC 28345 

Ed Bradshaw 6608 Hwy 53 W, White Oak, NC 28399 

Jimmy Bradshaw 7214 Morrow Mill Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

A.L. Bradsher 947 Old Salem Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Joann Bradsher 947 Old Salem Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Lawrence Brame Jr 280 Kelly Rd., Henderson, NC 27536 

Nannie Ellen Branch P.O. Box 123, Rich Square, NC 27869 

Bertie Brantley 7254 Children's Home Road, Middlesex, NC 27557 

Carolyn Braswell 4631 Myers Park Dr., Durham, NC 27705 

FredBraswell 4631 Myers Park Dr., Durham, NC 27705 

Juanita Braxton 3075 Braxton Lane, Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Lloyd Breckenridge 2403 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

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Junior Breedlove 2033 Community House Road, Oxford, NC 27565 

Paul Bright 1125 River Forks Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Eston Brinkley 5730 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 

Joe Brinson 497 Haw Branch, Richlands, NC 28574 

Bobby Britt 297 Elcanie Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 

Edwina Britt 297 Elcanie Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 

Carolyn Brooks 1080 River Forest Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Clyde Brooks 208 Chowan Road, Greenville, NC 27858 

Emily Brooks 306 Mt. Vernon Drive, Wilson, NC 27893 

Jennie Brooks 208 Chowan Rd., Greenville, NC 27858 

Sandra Brooks 2105 Stanton Rd., Kinston, NC 28504 

Eddie Brower P.O. Box 86, Hope Mills, NC 28348 

Becky Brown 3037 Wynntree Ridge Way, Raleigh, NC 27606 

Bobbie Brown 292 Chebistal Dr., Grifton, NC28530 

Ginny Brown 431 9 Ashley Park Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412 

Marjorie Brown 1 04 N Southerland St., Rose Hill, NC 28458 

Mary Louise Brown 4004 Amstel Ct., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Roberta Brown 6499 Barbour Lake Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306 

Samuel Brown 1 97 Orange Street, Fair BluffNC28439 

Cauley Bryan 339 Smith Grady Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578 

William H. Bryan 701 Hillcrest Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Ray Bryant 2885 Christian Light Road, Kipling, NC 27526 

Lori Buccos 147 Old Barn Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209 

Patty Buck 46 Swamp Fox Drive, Carolina Shores, NC 28467 

Ron Buck 46 Swamp Fox Drive, Carolina Shores, NC 28467 

Rose Buck P.O. Box 1012, Four Oaks, NC 27524 

Jean Bucklew 103 Woodlawn Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Peggy Buffaloe 127 Mercer St., Marston, NC 28363 

Jim Bullock 1808 Bass Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

KirkBumgarner 1409 Middle Sound Loop Rd., Wilmington, NC 28411 

Paula Bunch 410 Nelson Neck Rd., Sea Level, NC 28577 

Carroll Bundy 617 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944 

Libby Burke 1800 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403 

Larry Burris 5828 Danville Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Noel Butler 301 Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Barbara Bynum 912 W. Pope Street, Dunn, NC 28334 

Carroll Byrd 506 W. Pearsall Street, Dunn, NC 28334 

PatByrd 2091 Sanders Rd., Stem, NC 27581 

Richard Campbell 6109 Wilkinsburg Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612 

David Capps 241 Ferry Rd., NC 27944 

Nancy Carr 7512 Wellesley Park S, Raleigh, NC 2761 5 

Charles Carraway 975 Hwy 123, Hookerton, NC 28538 

Daniel Carraway 209 Country Club Lane, Newport, NC 28570 

Nelda Carroll 102 Elm Street, Oxford, NC 2756 

Jack Carson PO Box 549, Grifton, NC 28530 

Louise Carter 41 66 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 

Sarah Carter 5201 Sunset Fairways Dr., Holly Springs, NC 27540 

Janice Cashion 2331 Gardner Holt Rd., Burlington, NC 2721 5 



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John Casner 207 Fort Place Court, New Bern, NC 1 8560 

BrendaCaulder 1 04 Woodland Rd., Rockingham, NC 28370 

James Caulder P. O. Box 56, McColl, SC 29570 

Joseph Cavalluzzi 4148 Buckhorn Rd., Sanford, NC 27332 

Dorathy Chance 3014CoxindaleDr., Raleigh, NC 27615 

JimChavis 452 Graham Bridge Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Winfred Cheshire 589 Judson Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312 

Betty Chesner 428 Gatewood Drive, New Bern, NC 28562 

DonChesner 428 Gatewood Dr., New Bern, NC 28562 

Charles Chewning 553 Sagefield Dr., Henderson, NC 27537 

SuvasChitnis 81 Northampton Drive, Cary, NC 2751 3 

Jerry Christian 102 Mill Place, Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Polly Clapp 410South KingAvenue, Dunn, NC 28334 

Arnold Clark 4908 Love Joy Rd., Troy, NC 27371 

Hal Clark 359 Lake Road, Newport, NC 28570 

Jewel Clark 770 Driftwood Dr., Graham, NC 27253 

Kathleen Clark 3668 Burney Ford Road, Clarkton, NC 28433 

Mildred C. Clark 258 Hideaway Road, Belhaven, NC 27810 

Don Clayton PO Box 203, Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Charlotte Clement P O Box 599, Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Glenda Clendenin 1035 Inverness Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387 

SteveClifton 4333 Southwind Drive, Raleigh, NC 2761 3 

Joyce Cobb 6955 Hwy 48, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Bonnie Cohen 3639 Windsor Dr., Franklinton, NC 27525 

JudyCohoon 114 Nautical Ln., Currituck, NC 27929 

RayCohoon 114 Nautical Ln., Currituck, NC 27929 

Marvin E. Coleman Post Office Box 3, Jackson, NC 27845 

Frances Collier PO Box 47, Linden, NC 28356 

Jean Colston PO Box 566, Gaston, NC 27832 

John Conner 2900 Myrtle St., #3, Morehead City, NC 28557 

Janette M. Cooper 2739 Knowles Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 

Jeanette Cooper 2512 Hunter's Meadow Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606 

Jackie Copeland 3037 Redwood Rd., Durham, NC 27704 

Rachel Corbett 113 Aviators Lane, Burgaw, NC 28425 

Frances Covington P. O. Box 1931, Rockingham, NC 28380 

GwenCox 6755McDougald Rd., Lillington, NC 27546 

Jerald Craddock PO Box 156, Manns Harbor, NC 27953 

Anna Craft 4568 Hwy 41 W., Trenton, NC 28585 

Gene Craft 448 James Massey Rd., Pleasant Hill, NC 27866 

Trudy Craig 124 Bledsoe Street, Hope Mills, NC 28348 

Glenda Crane 406 Carter Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Sara Crawford 304 Jonquil Court, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Gay Crews 2696 Hwy 15, Creedmoor, NC 27522 

Cystal Crockett 282 Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point, NC 27978 

Bayard Crumpton 187 Jackson FarmRd., Roxboro, NC 27574 

Karen Crutchfield 206 W Harper St., Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Josephine Culberson 5376 Siler City - Snow Camp Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 

Debbie Cullers 624 Bowles Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 



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Annie Pearl Cummings 140 Bloss Dr., Pembroke, NC 28372 

Mabel M. Cummings 209 W. L. Moore Road, Maxton, NC 28364 

Jack Dailey 1914 Dartmouth Drive, Durham, NC 27705 

Jane Dailey 1914 Dartmouth Drive, Durham, NC 27705 

Elizabeth Dale 142 Holly Circle, Henderson, NC 27537 

Tim Dallas 741 5 Lebanon Road, Mebane, NC 27302 

Fay Daniel 210 Chateau Place, Chapel Hill, NC27514 

Marjorie Daniels P.O. Box 157, Falcon, NC 28342 

Marjorie Davenport 591 Davenport Forks Rd., Creswell, NC 27928 

Shirley Davenport 10842 Newland Rd., Creswell, NC 27928 

Barbara Davis PO Box 1108, Yanceyville, NC 27879 

Bunk Davis Sr 349 Clayton Pait Rd., Bladenboro, NC 28320 

Carolyn Davis 5012 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610 

Don Davis 381 Badger Cr., Roxboro, NC 27573 

Edna Davis PO Box 24, Harkers Island, NC 28531 

Kim Davis 232 NC Hwy 403, Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Sandy Davis 1342 Paynes Tavern Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 

William Clarence Davis 514 West Main St., Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

ErinDawdy 5304 Beretta Way, Wilmington, NC 28409 

DonDawkins 125 Slate Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Helen Dawley 145 Canebrake Drive, New Bern, NC 28562 

Wiley Dawson 4855 Bryan-Hardy Road, La Grange, NC 28551 

Karen Day 110 Wndover Lane, Durham, NC 2771 3 

Patrick Dean 128 Lucy Averette Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 

Kay Deans 2151 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544 

Aggie Deese 106 W. Smith Street, Maxton, NC 28364 

Priscilla Denning 627 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Durham, NC 27703 

Ralph Denning 3212 Purland Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 

VernaDeno 6000 Trappers Rd., Wilson, NC 27896 

James Dial 7564 Deep Branch Road, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Alton Dickens 105 Woodland Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Eleanor Dickens 168 Monroe Dickens Road, Kittrell, NC 27544 

Greg Dickerson 106 Belgrade Ext Road, Maysville, NC 28555 

NickDidow 11 7Springhill Forest Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Tommy Dilday 532 W. McKinley Dr., Ahoskie, NC 27910 

Anne Doern 21 3 Canal Ave. W., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 

Ken Doern 21 3 Canal Ave. W., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 

JohnDooley 7304 CateswoodCt., Apex, NC 27502 

Barbara Doss c/oShiloh UMC, Gibsonville, NC 27249 

Robert Doss c/oShiloh UMC, Gibsonville, NC 27249 

Evelyn Doughtie 401 SunsetAve., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Jackie Dove 4BrightleafCt., Durham, NC 27713 

Donald Winfred Dowless 641 Greenswamp Rd. N., Bolton, NC 28423 

Richard Drake 9314 Morrow Mill Road, Mebane, NC 27302 

Howard Draper 208 Claremont Court, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

FayeDunn 410 Pine Run, Knightdale, NC 27545 

Roger K.Dunn 509 Dogwood Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Warren Dunshee 2915 Chason Rd., Parkton, NC 28371 



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Julia Dupree 1 3080 Cleveland Road, Garner, NC 27529 

Paulette W. Dupree 9900 Bonsai Crossing, New Hill, NC 27562 

Addie Durham 289 Indian Bluff, Arapahoe, NC 28510 

Donald Durham 630 Trace Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411 

Judy Durham 630 Trace Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411 

Emily Dursse 31 5 Gentry Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Syd Dursse 31 5 Gentry Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Francis Dwight 581 Bennett Rd., Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Lawrence Dye Sr P.O.Box 122, Hamlet, NC 28345 

Clinton Dyer 2002 NC 109 N, Troy, NC 27371 

Stacey Eason 5262 US Hwy. 70 E, Princeton, NC 27569 

Alexander J. Edmonds 101 Dogwood Circle, Hampstead, NC 28443 

RebeccaA. Edmonds 101 Dogwood Circle, Hampstead, NC 28443 

Janie Edmondson 1679 Albemarle Beach Road, Roper, NC 27970 

Alyce Edwards 1 02 Deerfield Place, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

James Edwards 2258 S Cokesbury Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 

Melvin Edwards 1 01 5 Edwards Road, Princeton, NC 27569 

Tanya Durham Edwards 103 Woodberry Forest, Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Alica Eller 11 5 Fieldcrest Drive, Louisburg, NC 27549 

Tim Elliott 2026 Quail Circle, Creedomore, NC 27522 

Jim Ellis 24284 Hoffman Rd., Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

June Ellis 24284 Hoffman Rd., Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

PatEpps 31 White Oak Dr., Edenton, NC 27932 

Scott Erickson P.O. Box 4276, Surf City, NC 28445 

Jen Esham PO Box 310, Ocracoke, NC 27960 

Carolyn Etheridge 430 Dock Road, Whiteville, NC 28472 

Keith Eudy 701 Chalice St., Durham, NC 27705 

Betty Evans 523 Forest Hill Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Carla Evans 2444 Peanut Plant Rd., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

Charlotte Evans 753 North Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573 

Donald Evans 930 Brookside Drive, Wilson, NC 27893 

FrankEvans 8568 NC41 HwyS., Fairmont, NC 28340 

Suzan Evans PO Box 115, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 

John Everett 205 Columbia Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Meredith Faggart 1712 Kirkwood Dr., Durham, NC 27705 

Robert Faircloth 5897 Dunn Road, Roseboro, NC 28328 

Kathleen Fann 8959 Minnie-Hall Road, Roseboro, NC 28382 

Mary Farmer 771 Farmer Road, Blanch, NC 27212 

MichieFaulconer 929 Bexhill Court, Greenville, NC 27858 

Ann Faust 1 005 Cedarhurst Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 

Steve Felton 116 Milby Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Reese Ferrell 1144 NC Hwy. 97 E., Wilson, NC 27896 

HainFicken 124 Qual Drive, Dudley, NC 28333 

Linda Fields 140 St. Andrews Ln., SilerCity, NC 27344 

Wilson Fisher 791 Troy Fisher Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312 

Barbara Flake 4030 Staton Mill Road, Robersonville, NC 27871 

Lou Ellen Flowers P O Box 174, Fremont, NC 27830 

Lee Floyd 2601 Quaker Creek Drive, Mebane, NC 27302 



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Butch Flythe 206 Holly Dr., Camden 

Beth Forbes P.O. Box 398, South Mills, 

PatFord 14401 Possum Track Road, Raleigh 

Edmund Foreman 182 Old Stanton Rd., Beaufort 

Debbie Formyduval 993 Warren Plains Rd., Warrenton 

Alan John Forrest 102 Newcastle Road, Mebane 

Kay Foster 

Roberta Foster P. O. Box 395, Laurel Hill 

Nancy Foushee 3714 N NC Hwy 49, Burlington 

Shirley Foushee 511 Parham Rd., Roxboro 

Al Fox 72 Poteskeeet Trail, Southern Shores 

Connie Fox 72 Poteskeeet Trail, Southern Shores 

Bill Francis Jr 3404 Alamance Dr., Raleigh 

Bonnie Francis 942 NorthwyckDr., Whitsett 

James Franklin PO Box 70, Salter Path 

Becky Frazier 2500 Piney Plains Rd., Cary. 

BethFrazier 5980 Deans Street, Bailey 

Priscilla Fulcher 3811 Old Hillsborough Road, Mebane 

Donna Fullwood 807 Cape Harbor Dr., Southport 

Laney Funderburk 33 Glenmore Dr., Durham 

Lois Funderburk 33 Glenmore Dr., Durham 

John Galloway 8367 S NC 87, Snow Camp 

Shelley Galphin 6509 Saddlepath Circle, Raleigh 

Carol Gandee-Jones 114 Green Turtle Lane, Carolina Beach 

Jamie Gardner 1070 Tar Landing Rd., Williamston 

Misty Garrell 2380 Bella Coola Rd., Lake Waccamaw. 

Marvin Gaster 711 CederLane, Sanford 

Shirley Gay P.O. Box 303, Conway, 

DeeGidney 2302 Thunder Rd., Durham 

Jean Gill 4057 Rockwell Road, Oxford 

Steve Glass 243 Chimney Rise Dr., Cary 

Shirley Goins PO Box 65024, Fayetteville 

Roy Goodwin 2905 Currituck Dr., Sanford 

Phil Gould 306 Daisy Court, Jacksonville 

Lloyd Graham 158 LoopRd., Bolton 

Matti Graham PO Box 4581, Enfield 

Ann Grant 2218 Primrose Lane, Kinston 

MarshallGrant 6059 NC46 Hwy, Garysburg 

Brenda Grantham 5412 Maxwell Road.Autryville 

JaneGray P.O. Box 292, Wanchese 

JeannieGray P.O. Box 306, Avon 

Mary Gray PO Box 1103, Buxton 

Cathy Green 2105 Piney Grove Church Rd., LaGrange 

MargaretGreen 110 Wharf Rd., Shiloh 

W.B. Greene P O Box 186, Robbins 

W.B. Greene P. O. Box 186, Robbins 

JaneGreeson 1816 Bedford Road, Rocky Mount 

Sheila Greeson 4093 Salem Church Rd., Haw River. 



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Jon Gregory 504 Edinburgh Dr., Burlington 

Joyce Griffin 1411 Island Creek Road, Pollocksville 

Virginia Grissom 5395 NC Hwy 39 S, Henderson 

OwainGruwell 2660 Boone Rd., Elm City 

Rosemary Gruwell 2660 Boone Rd., Elm City 

Henry Gunn 100 Gerald Street, Beaufort 

RitaGunn 100 Gerald Street, Beaufort 

Carolyn Gurganus 201 7 Deer Trail, Clayton 

Robert Guthrie P.O. Box 7, Morehead City. 

George Habel 5200 Tallow Tree Drive, Raleigh 

William Haddock 1845 NC Hwy 118, Vanceboro 

Hazel Hall 4307CoolidgeSt., Fayetteville 

Mabel Hall Post Office Box 1023, Roseboro 

Mary Jane Hall P.O. Box 235, Parkton 

Pam Hall 602 Quality Road, Fayetteville 

Roland Hall Post Office Box 1023, Roseboro 

Norma Hamilton 933 Falcon Road, Lillington 

Donna Hammond 103 Hammond Grove Lane, Riegelwood 

Donna Haney 12054 Cooper Rd., Nashville 

Marian Haney 12054 Cooper Rd 

Libby Harbin 3820 Windy Trail, New Bern 

Valerie Hardison 577Summerlin Crossroad Rd., Kenansville 

George Hardwick 1567 MintzAve., Fayetteville 

Brenda Hardy 1 32 Duckview Trail, Washington 

Joyce W. Hardy 4342 W. Church St., Farmville 

Joy Hare 5812McDougald Rd., Lillington 

Cynthia Harper PO Box 552, Hatteras 

Coolie Harrell 467 Winslow Road, Hertford 

Larry Harrelson 65 Fairway Drive, Shallotte 

Judy Harris 108 Saddleridge Ct., Kinston 

Nancy Harris 3221 N. Pitt St., Farmville 

Phyllis Harris 483 Dryridge Road, Elizabeth City 

Reid Harris 108 West Chruch Street, Seaboard 

Roy Harris 2025 Nottingham Dr., Burlington 

Sue Harris 143 Air Base Rd., Atlantic 

Barbara Jean Harrison 4980 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro 

Eva Lou Harrison 113 Hawthorne Drive, Elizabeth City. 

Talmadge Harrison 4980 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro 

Henry Harriss 51 Harvest Ridge, Angier, 

PatHarriss 51 Harvest Ridge, Angier 

Betsy Harrold 504 Cashwell Place, Goldsboro 

Joseph Mike Harrold 504 Cashwell Place, Goldsboro 

Tommy Hart Sr P.O. Box 92, Hoffman 

Beulah Harvey 383 Eden Hills Road, Siler City 

Lee Harvey 838 Eden Hills Road, Siler City 

Mary Hatcher 312 Hickory Drive, Clayton 

Linda Hawkins PO Box 2269, Rockingham 

Terri Hawkins 468 Haywood Cemetery Road, Ellerbe 



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Henry Dean Haywood 2472 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 

Cappye Headman 252 Willowood Dr., Henderson, NC 27536 

John Luther Headman 252 Willowood Dr., Henderson, NC 27536 

Carol Heath P.O. Box 454, Bayboro, NC 28515 

Bonnie Heidinger 1644 Country Lane, Creedmoor, NC 27522 

Ron Heiniger 200 Lakeside Drive, Edenton, NC 27932 

Howard Henninger 409 County Line Rd., Tyner, NC 27980 

Bobby Herring 351 Clara Bell Lane, Clinton, NC 28328 

Jennifers. Herring 3941 E.Cole St., Hope Mills, NC 28348 

Terry Herring 370 Herrings Chapel Rd., Burgaw, NC 28425 

Betty Walker Hester 2110 Woodland Drive, Henderson, NC 27536 

Thomas Hester 229 Kerr Lake Club Rd, Henderson, NC 27537 

Charles Hickman 1 09 Captains Walk Road, Blounts Creek, NC 2781 4 

Ed Hicks 30 River Gorge Run, Rougemont, NC 27572 

Pam Hicks 4118 Gray Rock Road, Kittrell, NC 27544 

Sanda Hight 1201 Branch St., Wilson, NC 27893 

Wanda Hildreth PO Box 1631 , Spring Hope, NC 27882 

Ann W. Hill 419 Highway 24, Morehead City, NC 28557 

Charles M. Hill 419 Highway 24, Morehead City, NC 28557 

Frederick Hill 3073 Cornwallis Rd., Garysburg, NC 27831 

JoAnnHill 10835 NC Hwy 55 West, Dover, NC 28526 

Sandra Hill PO Box 2, Bahama, NC 27503 

RudyHillmann 8508 Burnside Dr., Apex, NC 27502 

Henry Hinson 1212 Alta Vista Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

James Hinson 15915 US 1 Hwy., Rockingham, NC 28379 

JimHix 1191 Davenport Place, Winterville, NC 28590 

Charles Hobbs 21013 NC Hwy 87 E, Riegelwood, NC 28456 

NellHobbs 939 KimberlyRd., Burlington, NC 2721 5 

Barbara Hobby 4069 Bass Mountain Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Gilbert Hoffman 1970 Montrose Rd., Raeford, NC 28376 

LailaHolden PO Box 694, Supply, NC 28462 

JoAnne Hollowell 4193 Suttontown Road, Faison, NC 28341 

Ann Holmes 700 America Dr., Selma, NC 27576 

Faye Holmes PO Box 1383, Manteo, NC 27954 

Charley Ann Hopkins 108 W. Church St., Williamston, NC 27892 

Betty Hopper 3357 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Shirley Hough PO Box 592, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

Becky House 3915Alameda, Durham, NC 27704 

Lael House P.O. Box 351, Hobgood, NC 27843 

Matt Howard PO Box 143, Walstonburg, NC 27888 

Camille Hubbard PO Box 84, Gaston, NC 27832 

Raymon Hubbard 2150 Winter Garden Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422 

Willard Huff 103 Apple Lane, Oriental, NC 28571 

Bill Huffines 733 Bradley Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

John Hughes 1521 Bellechase Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Martha Hughes 927 E Washington Street, Rockingham, NC 28379 

BobHulbert 206 W Harper St., Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Elsie Hunt 1 704 Case Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 



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Gloria Hunter 2401 Evers Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610 

Mary Hunter 210 PlummerSt., Warrenton, NC 27589 

Dona Hunt-Ocampa 6209 North Hills Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Julia Iden 2400 Circle Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 

Scott Iden 2400 Circle Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 

Prudence Inderbitzen P. O. Box 432, Linden, NC 28356 

Betty Isaacs 5287 Lindley Mill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 

Cheryl Jackson 13606 Dunn Road, Godwin, NC 28344 

Craig Jackson 105 Valley Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Joe Jackson 711 Carl Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Phyllis Jacobs 104 Juniper Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Cynthia James 1 727 Log Cabin Road, Williamston, NC 27892 

Lynn James 1707 Sutton Drive, Raleigh, NC 27605 

PageJarman 118 Pine Cone Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516 

Kenneth Jeffries 140 Moncure School Rd., Moncure, NC 27559 

TomJeffries 13005 Hanford Ct., Raleigh, NC 27614 

Cindy Jenkins 487 Deep Creek Point, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Polly Jenkins 403 Ryan Road, Cary, NC 27511 

Shirley Jenkins 725 Einstein Road, Fairmont, NC 28340 

Courtney Jennings 62 North BellaireCt., Clayton, NC 27520 

Ellen Jennings 406 Sterlingworth St., Windsor, NC 27983 

Betty Johnson 164 Woodtrail Way, Henderson, NC 27537 

Dorothy Johnson 18000 Old Wire Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Joe Johnson 1810 River Dr., New Bern, NC 28560 

Legs Johnson 856 Knollwood Falls Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 

Mildred Johnson 7245 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 

Sam Johnson 111 Oxford Rd., Greenville, NC 27858 

Bea Jones 51 9AGwen Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Dale Jones 10189 NC Hwy 304, Bayboro, NC 2851 5 

Gardenia Jones 320 McFayden Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Gladys Davis Jones P O Box 124, Henderson, NC 27536 

Hiram Jones 11340 Lytch Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Jessie Rose Jones 500 Smith Chapel Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Linda Jones 201 ErikDrive, Dudley, NC 28333 

Paul Jones PO Box 1013, Grandy, NC 27939 

Peggy Jones 11340 Lytch Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Percy Jones Jr 320 McFayden Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Roy Jones 113 Castle Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Clay Jordan PO Box 574, Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Wade Jordan P. O. Box 89, Blounts Creek, NC 27814 

Donald Joyner 6496 West Mount Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Joan Joyner PO Box 1595, Lillington, NC 27546 

Luellen Kaighn 505 Trail Three, Burlington, NC2721 5 

Mary Keeter 16895 Justice Brance Road, Littleton, NC 27850 

Judy Kelly 902 Poplar Springs Church Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 

John Kelso 2672 Mariners Way, Southport, NC 28461 

John Kelso 590 W. Chicago Avenue, Pinebluff, NC 28378 

Dan Kern P.O. Box 500, Star, NC 27356 



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Allie Key 1 703 McCallumRd., Candor, NC 27229 

Elaine King 4261 Montague St., Ayden, NC28513 

Linda King 906 King Rd., St Pauls, NC 28384 

Patsy King 714 Bayberry Lane, Nashville, NC 27856 

Janice Kinney 10800 GalandCt., Raleigh, NC 27615 

Billy Kirby P.O. Box 788, Supply, NC 28462 

Connie Kirby 4914 Mandel Road, Durham, NC 2771 2 

Gretta Kirby 1701 Stanbury Rd. SW, Supply, NC 28462 

Jim Kiser 5123 Woodrun onTillery, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Jodie Kiser 5123 Woodrun onTillery, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Larry F. Kluge Sr 5142 Pridgen Road, Elm City, NC 27822 

Helen Knox PO Box 48036, Cumberland, NC 28331 

William Knox 1901 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28403 

BobKratzer 3121 Piedmont Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 

Doris Krauss 80 Hunterfield Lane, New Bern, NC 28560 

Larry Kroutil 3406 Shady Creek Dr., Durham, NC 2771 3 

TedKunstling 500 Spring Valley Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

George Laing 633 Red Cedar Circle, Durham, NC 2771 2 

John Lane Jr P.O. Box 12, Gatesville, NC 27938 

Susan Laney 709 Nichole Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

Terry Lanier 608 South Chippewa Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Bryan Lassiter 302 MasonicAve., Cedar Point, NC 28584 

David LassiterSr 4407 Friendship-Rock Creek Rd., Burlington, NC 2721 5 

Jim Lassiter 761 Mudham Rd., Wendell, NC 27591 

Judy Lassiter 761 Mudham Rd., Wendell, NC 27591 

Barbara Latimore PO BOX 2452, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Barbara Layton PO Box 161,Stedman, NC 28391 

Jimmy Ledbetter 5821 Timber Ridge Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 

Joanne Lee 1 309 Maple Ridge Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 

Joseph Lee 1 309 Maple Ridge Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 

KempLee 4809 ConestogaCr., Garner, NC 27529 

Murrie Lee 214 Robert E. Lee Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412 

Tony Leesnitzner 4526 Minnis Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Vivian Leichliter 13000 Debra Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Anita Lewis 614 Marshallberg Road, Smyrna, NC 28579 

Faye Lewis PO Box 122, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

Joe Lewis PO Box 460, Bell Arthur, NC 27811 

Kirby Lewis 102 Kiernan Choice, Cary, NC 27511 

LaVohn Lewis 6179 Old Raleigh Rd., Sims, NC 27880 

Maggie Lewis 1401 Maccripine Road, Pinetops, NC 27864 

Samuel F Lewis Jr 2108 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 

DonLingg 2105 Stanton Rd., Kinston, NC 28504 

Helen Little 2252-B Peele Road, Clayton, NC 27520 

EdLiverman 1314 ElderAvenue, Chesapeake, VA23325 

Shirley Lloyd 3065 Wagner Ln., Graham, NC 27253 

AnnLocklear 1175 Hasty Rd., Maxton, NC 28364 

Joy B. Locklear 4265 Moss Neck Rd., Pembroke, NC 28372 

Hugh Loftin 123 South Oak Street, Efland, NC 27272 



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DonnieLong 705 Fariway St., Tarboro, NC 27886 

Linda Long 725 Fairway St., Tarboro, NC 27886 

Gene Lowrimore 1007 Indian Trail, Raleigh, NC 27609 

RuthLucier POBox35, Bynum, NC 27228 

Gay Lupton 2597 Cedar Island Rd., Cedarlsland, NC 28520 

Joe Lyndon 506 November Drive, Durham, NC 2771 2 

Raye Lyndon 506 November Drive, Durham, NC27712 

L. A. Lyon 7728 Steel Bridge Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 

Seok Dong Ma 6404 Mill Cove Dr., Raleigh, NC27613 

Barbara Maddrey 4124 Jane Lane, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Hugh Dorsey Madison 195 Sunny Vue Farm Rd., Aberdeen, NC28315 

Sylvia Maisack 108 Oak Hill Lane, New Bern, NC 28562 

Dora Ann Maness PO Box 713, Carthage, NC 28327 

LulaMangum 603 Snow Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27512 

Patrick Mann 1 04 Taylor Lane, Morehead City, NC 28557 

SallieMann 72 Beckwith Drive, Engelhard, NC 27824 

Ada Lou Manning 1 861 Holly Springs Church Road, Williamston, NC 27892 

Alton Marshburn Jr 2142 Pleasant Grove Church Rd., Bladenboro, NC 28320 

Greg Marvin 205SerenceCt., Cary, NC 27511 

Mattie Mason 701 Edgewood Drive, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 

Jean Mathews 211 Silvercliff Trail, Cary, NC 27513 

Barbara Matthews PO Box 935, Robersonville, NC 27871 

Kelly Matthews 9876 NC Hwy 27 W, Lillington, NC 27546 

EdMauget 1656 Maizefeild Lane, FuqayVarina, NC 27526 

Clayton Maynor PO Box 3786, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Martha Mayo PO Box 4, Conetoe, NC 27819 

Tommy McArthur 278 Linda Lane, Clinton, NC 28328 

Elaine McBride 2100 Breezeway, Raleigh, NC 27614 

John Pat McCall P. O. Box 148, Stedman, NC 28391 

Barry McCallum 2137 Vale Ct., Winterville, NC 28590 

DickMcCallum PO Box 494, Carrboro, NC 27510 

GaynelleMcCollum 2707 John Sutton Rd., Elon, NC 27244 

Almarie McCrery PO Box 295, Colerain, NC 27924 

Ellen McCubbin 508 Heathridge Lane, Cary, NC 27513 

Eddy McDonald 1423 US 421 North, Lillington, NC 27546 

Sandria McFadden 411 Northwood Rd., Washington, NC 27889 

TomMcGee 166McGeeRd., Beaufort, NC 28516 

Ed McGovern 104 Becton Road, Havelock, NC 28532 

Donald McGurrin 348 Riverwood Dr., Clayton, NC 27520 

RandieMcGurrin 348 Riverwood Dr., Clayton, NC 27520 

Jenny Mcintosh 1103 W. Williams Circle, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

ElnoraMclver 769 Beach Orchard Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 

Linda McKeel 6809 Skeeter Pond Road, Grifton, NC 28530 

Grace McKinney P.O. Box 187, Engelhard, NC 27824 

Carol McLean 403 Sound View Ct., Cape Carteret, NC 28584 

Eugene McLean 867 McDonald Church Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Paul McLean 14 Monford Court, Cameron, NC 28326 

Albert Huckabee McLellan 1856 Bethesda Church Rd., Orrum, NC 28369 



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Kathy McLendon 55 Pool Rock Shores Lane, Henderson, NC 27537 

Angus McLeod 231 Maplewood Lane, West End, NC 27376 

Duncan McMillan IV 1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

DotMcMurray 1 825 Spruce Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Minnie McPherson 5137 Woodrun on Tillery, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Pat McPherson 51 37 Woodrun on Tillery, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Joyce McRoy 4651 E. 10th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 

Betty McVey 264 E. Greensboro Chapel Hill, Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Jack McVey 264 E. Greensboro Chapel Hill, Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Betsy Meeder 119 Bear Hollow Lane, Hubert, NC 28539 

Thomas Meekins 4233 Bob Perry Rd., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 

Violet Meekins 4233 Bob Perry Rd., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 

Betty Meggs 1807 Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

DeeMelvin 7545 Boyces Landing Road, Wade, NC 28395 

Paul Menard 8013 Blalock Road, Bahama, NC 27503 

RonMendell 3109 US 13 N., Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Terry Mercer 1016 Bowden Rd., Turkey, NC 28393 

JoeyMerritt 3209 Waycross Road, Magnolia, NC 28453 

FayeMetcalf 200Metcalf Dr., Mebane, NC 27302 

George Mewborn III PO Box 5, Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Mary Mickey 32 Creek Ridge Road, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 

Richard Mickey Jr 32 Creek Ridge Road, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 

Audrey Midgette 574LamontSt., Belhaven, NC 27810 

Chris Miller 1229 Green Tee Ln., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Eric Miller 1229 Green Tee Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Jerline C. Miller 5216 Remington Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311 

MarkMiller 1208Longleaf Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Michael Miller 271 White Farm Rd., Oriental, NC 28571 

Suzi Miller PO Box 249, Goldston, NC 27252 

Mickey Mills 1661 Camp Kirkwood Road, Watha, NC 28478 

John Mitchell 622 Wimbleton Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Kathy Mitchell 304 Glasgow Lane, Greenville, NC 27858 

Vivian Mitchell 622 Wimbleton Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Brooks Moore PO Box 133, Stantonsburg, NC 27883 

Carol Moore 606 Coharie Dr., Clinton, NC 28328 

Carol Moore 91 3 Old Orchard Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 

ChuckMoore 291 3 Old Orchard Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 

Dan Moore 116 Clay Brook Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Frank Moore 606 Coharie Lane, Clinton, NC 28328 

Margaret Moore 250 S. Estes Drive, #62, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Page Moore 1 09 Asheford Lane, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Phil Moore 3488 Middle Rd., Trenton, NC 28585 

Susan Moore 208 Lighthouse Way, Cary, NC 27511 

Vernon Moore 538TarletonAve., Burlington, NC 27215 

Joe Morgan 105 Woodland St., Dudley, NC 

Dean Morris PO Box 423, Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Elwood Morris PO Box 146, Maysville, NC 28555 

Terry Morris 3549 Parker Farm Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 



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AnneMoseley 1901 US Hwy 1 N, Norlina, NC 27563 

Gypsie Murdaugh 51 4 Arrington St., Rowland, NC 28383 

Elaine Murray 1103 Waccamaw Shores Road Lake, Waccamaw, NC 28450 

Judy Myrick PO Box 1255, Rose Hill, NC 28458 

Beverly Naylor 2901 Church Road, Clinton, NC 28328 

BillNegron 4910 Bridgers Rd. #8, Shallotte, NC 28470 

John Negus 1382 Cotton Creek Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209 

William Nelson 118 Planters Walk, Ahoskie, NC 27910 

Ben Neville Jr PO Box 27, Whitakers, NC 27891 

Walter B. Newman PO Box 106, Norlina, NC 27563 

Charles Newsom 108 Oak Ridge Dr., Willow Springs, NC 27592 

Barbara Nichols P.O. Box 391, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 

James Nixon 212 E. Horton St., Zebulon, NC 27597 

Katherine Noel 5128 Lucy Averette Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 

Patricia Norris 191 Blalock Dairy Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 

Betsy Norton 145 Partridge Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412 

Buck Norton 145 Partridge Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412 

Linda Oakes 113 Hillview Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Steve Oakes PO Box 245, Leasburg, NC 27291 

Tina Oakley 315 Nora Poole Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 

Cecil Odom 1 520 Creel Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Russell Odom 1315 Shepherd Street, Durham, NC 27707 

Caprice Oliver 32 Nathan Dudley Rd., Clinton, NC 28328 

Cathy Olson 341 Donald E. Gore Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412 

Jennie O'Neal P.O. Box 136, Wanchese, NC 27981 

Stephanie O'Neal P.O. Box 208, Rodanthe, NC 27968 

HerbOrmond 3907 Cantata Drive, Greenville, NC 27858 

Hattie Osborne 887 Town Creek Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451 

James Osborne 887 Town Creek Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451 

Shirley Outlaw 358 Seth Turner Road, Albertson, NC 28508 

Charlotte Overaker 261 8 Pleasant Green Rd., Durham, NC 27705 

Ron Overaker 2618 Pleasant Green Rd., Durham, NC 27705 

Sylvia Overman 427 Sleepy Hollow Road, Fremont, NC 27830 

Janice Owens P.O. Box 2085, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 

Mary Owens 1111 Spring Valley Lake Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 

Tim Owens 6335 Bridgersville Rd., Elm City, NC 27822 

Steve Owle 212 Edgebrook Drive, Pikeville, NC 27863 

James A. Oxendine PO Box 2484, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Monty Oxendine 656 Wire Grass Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 

Ray Oxendine 1561 S. Chicken Rd., Rowland, NC 28383 

Margaret Pannell 406 N Parker Church Rd.Raeford, NC 28376 

Dianne Parker 1353 Packing Plant Rd., Smithfield.NC 27577 

Ivy Parker 111 Shady Creek Trail, Cary, NC 27513 

Suzanne Parker 130 Richardson Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Nancy Parrott 145 Stevenson Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 

Carl Paschal PO Box 1589, Kenly, NC 27542 

Eddie Paschal 5594 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 

Glenn Pate 630 True Vine Road, Pikeville, NC 27863 



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Charles Patterson 3326 Holly Springs Church Rd., Broadway, NC 27505 

Larry M. Patterson 5072 Friendship-Rock Creek Rd., Burlington, NC 2721 5 

Patricia Patton 1656 Moore Town Rd., Walstonburg, NC 27888 

Robert Payne 2301 Narroawood Street, Raleigh, NC 2761 4 

Vivian Paynter 1865Hwy401 S, Warrenton, NC 27589 

Willis Peaden 21 9 Hollywood Blvd., Havelock, NC 28532 

C.J. Pearce 761 Breezy Shore Rd., Bath, NC 27808 

Joe Pearce 934 North Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549 

Sandra Peedin 201 Holly Circle, Clayton, NC 27520 

ElliePeek 3605 St. Marks Rd., Durham, NC 27707 

MaryPeele 438Yeopim Rd., Edenton, NC 27932 

Ted Penny 220 Sheriff Johnson Road, Coats, NC 27501 

Sylvia Pepper 2409 Radius Dr., Sanford, NC 27330 

Angie Perry 4882 Strickland Rd., Bailey, NC 27807 

Earl Perry 153 Gates School Rd., Gatesville, NC 27938 

Cindy Peterson 6420 Degrace Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587 

Earl Peterson 429 Raynor Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Phyllis Pettit 641 D Hart Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 

Evelyn Phillips 2697 Cameron Langston Rd., Grifton, NC28530 

Howard Phillips 395 Country Estate Rd., Columbia, NC 27925 

Sherry Phillips 1 846 Byrn Mawr, Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Billy Pike 429 Herman Lane Rd., Stantonsburg, NC 27883 

Paula Pittard 311 28th St., Butner, NC 27509 

JanePittman 144 Clem Fulcher Road, Atlantic, NC 28511 

Doris Pleasants 4081 Pleasants Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 

Bill Pointer 12683 NC Hwy 119 N, Semora, NC 27343 

Charles Ponton 4534 Noland Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405 

Maxine Poole 1 09 Green Street, Biscoe, NC 27209 

Barbara Porter-Logan 1001 ElmiraAvenue, Durham, NC 27707 

Eric Price 571 3 Carriage House Court, Apex, NC 27502 

Carol Pridgen 704 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Ray Pridgen 704 Greenridge Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Dick Proseus 905 Lakeside Drive, Wilson, NC27896 

BobPugh 1 06 Avenue of Trees, Elon, NC 27244 

J. Thomas Pugh 165 McGee Road, Ruffin, NC 27326 

Mary Louise Purcell 468 Alford L. Road, Rowland, NC 28383 

Casey Purdy 616 Kelly West Drive, Apex, NC 27502 

Ercel Quick 1 8320 Snead's Grove Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Peggy Raines 1028 Summerlin Falls Ct., Wilmington, NC 28412 

Jewell Ramey PO Box 1046, Nags Head, NC 27959 

Ronnie Raper 249 Keeter Barn Road, South Mills, NC 27976 

Carl Ratcliff 6205 Nc Hwy 119 N, Leasburg, NC 27291 

Mary Ray 2303 McKinney St, .Burlington, NC 27217 

Margie Raymond 859 MacFarland Road, Broadway, NC 27505 

Karl Rech 1007 Ensworht Rd. NW, Wilson, NC 27836 

Fax Rector 41 5 Oak Street, Chadbourn, NC 28431 

OwenRenfro 311 3 Chipping Wedge, Sanford, NC 27332 

Jackie Rentz 3097 Hwy 71 N, Red Springs, NC 28377 



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Edna Reynolds 406 Elaine Place, Garner, NC 27529 

Doug Richmond 1328 Kingston Ridge Road, Cary, NC 27511 

Phil Ricks PO Box 729, Oak Island, NC 28465 

Lauren Riddick 110 Marsh Road, Washington, NC 27889 

RuthRiddick PO Box 726, Oxford, NC 27565 

David Riddle 390 Ferrell's Creek Rd., Apex, NC 27502 

Donald Rierson 2570 W. Chapel Hill-Greensboro, Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Cindy Rivenbark PO Box 307, Magnolia, NC 28453 

Melba Rivenbark 580 Johnson Nursery Rd., Willard, NC 28478 

Susan Robbins 200 Raccoon Road, Willard, NC 28478 

Elton Roberson 208 W. MclverSt.,Zebulon, NC 27597 

Mary Ann Roberson Heritage Valley, Apt. C10, Lillington, NC 27546 

Patricia Roberson 308 WestMclverSt.,Zebulon, NC 27597 

Claiborne Roberts 4124 Claiborne's Road, Mebane, NC 27302 

Dot Robertson 216 Trinity Church Road, Louisburg, NC 27549 

Ann Robinson 2801 Graham Drive, Kinston, NC 28504 

Claire Robinson 1171 NC Hwy 731 E, Candor, NC 27229 

Barbara Robl 707 Broad St., Wilson, NC 27893 

Roy Rodgers PO Box 1119, Oriental, NC 28571 

Dorothy Rogers 107 WWhittaker St., Clayton, NC 27520 

Hazel Rogers 1012 McGirts Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 

LibRogers P O Box 51278, Durham, NC 2771 7 

Harold Rogerson 118 Dixie Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Jeanette Roller 503 Cherry St., Hamlet, NC 28345 

Ray Root 176 Paul Brisson Road, Bladenboro, NC 28320 

C.C. Rouse 109 South Country Club Dr., Kenansville, NC 28349 

Peggy Rouse 2334 Paul's Path Rd., Kinston, NC 28504 

Vicki Rovers 700 Covington Ct., Hubert, NC 28539 

Linwood Rowe 4564 Rains Crossroad Rd., Princeton, NC 27659 

Karla Rowland 363 Pasture Branch Rd., Rose Hill, NC 28458 

Patricia Russell 1511 Red Mountain Road, Rougemont, NC 27572 

Ann Sahr 294 Puddin' Ridge Rd., Moyock, NC 27958 

Delia Sanders 9684 Pace Road, Bailey, NC 27807 

Maylene Sanders 5230 US 701 S, Four Oaks, NC 27524 

James Sanderson 1271 Home Camp Rd., Fairmont, NC 28340 

HankSasser 204 Selkirk Trail, Southern Pines, NC 28387 

Tina Scarborough 962 NC 111 South, Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Roland Schmidt 3583 Barbary Bluff, Hope Mills, NC 28348 

HerbSchwarze 11 OCovewood Court, Durham, NC 2771 3 

JanSchwarze 110 Covewood Court, Durham, NC27713 

Jean Seabrooke 9401 Jenmar Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Doug Sessoms 988 Fields Road, Tar Heel, NC 28392 

Ben Seymour 2833 Gladstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610 

Dan Shackleford PO Box 7185, Wilson, NC 27895 

Barbara Shankle PO Box 84, Efland, NC 27243 

Russ Shannon 277Soreline Dr., New Bern, NC 28562 

Erwin Sharp 824 Helm Drive, New Bern, NC 28560 

Linda Shaw 1086 Silver Spoon Road, Evergreen, NC 28438 



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DebbiShearin P.O. Box 552, Lucama, NC 27851 

Nancy Shebester P. O. Box 66, Swepsonville, NC 27359 

Chris Sheffield 1186 Cotton Creek Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209 

Jerry Shelton 195 Bob Gauldin Rd., Pelham, NC 27311 

AnneShepard P. O. Box 236, Halifax, NC 27839 

Glenda Shepherd 1 05 W. Hedgelawn Way, Southern Pines, NC 28387 

GlendaSherrill 437 WiregrassRd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Dan Shingleton 5337 Pridgen Rd., Elm City, NC 27822 

Dennis Sigmon 423 Windsor Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 

Alma Sigora 6056 Hobgood Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572 

Robert Simon PO Box 540, Grandy, NC 27939 

Art Simpson 206 Leacroft Court, Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Georganna Simpson 206 Leacroft Court, Fayetteville, NC 28311 

Alyce Singletary 2744 W. Parkton Tobemory Rd., Parkton, NC 28371 

Bill Singletary 604 Shadywood Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603 

Jack Singletary 2744 W. Parkton Tobemory Rd., Parkton, NC 28371 

Margaret Singletary 1652 South Chicken Rd., Rowland, NC 28383 

Arlie Smith 2813 WelbeckCt., Fayetteville, NC 28306 

Betty J. Smith 116 Badger Circle, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Dixie Smith 1002 N. ChathamAve., Siler City, NC 27344 

Howard Smith 106 Clipper Ct., New Bern, NC 28562 

James Russell Smith 1366 Doolittle Mill Road, Conway, NC 27820 

Jerry Smith 5701 Dude Ranch Rd., Durham, NC 27704 

Joyce Smith 126 Biltmore Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Kay Smith 1808 Fearing Ave., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Patricia Smith 1366 Doolittle Mill Road, Conway, NC 27820 

Steve Smith 1905 Gwyn Rd., Burlington, NC 27217 

Sue Hardy Smith 362 Alexander Rouse Road, Kinston, NC 28504 

W. Milton Smith 116 Badger Circle, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Young Ja Son 3718 Buffaloe Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604 

Terry Southard 121 N. Main St., Franklinton, NC 27525 

Myra Spell 290 Capps Bridge Rd., Princeton, NC 27569 

JaneSpicer 101 Pelican Point Road, Wilmington, NC 28409 

AvaSpivey 2684 Deep River Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 

Raymond Sproles 606 Wildwood Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315 

Faye St. George 919 Spruce St., Whiteville, NC 28472 

John St. George 919 Spruce Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 

Annette Stallings 103 Hillside Ct., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Albert Stanley Jr P.O. Box 305, Four Oaks, NC 27524 

Joe Stanley P.O. Box 70, Cluster Springs, VA2 4535 

Vivian Stanley PO Box 70, Cluster Springs, VA 24535 

Camille Staton 221 Jefferson Drive, Graham, NC 27253 

Charles Staton 221 Jefferson Dr., Graham, NC 27253 

Sherry Stephens 345 S. Creek Rd., Orrum, NC 28369 

Claire Stephenson 3243 Pine Log Road, Whiteville, NC 28472 

Perry Stewart P.O. Box371, Pinehurst, NC 28374 

Bill Stone 355 Vinegar Loop Road, Tabor City, NC 28463 

Hugh Stone 5180 Big Woods Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 

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Marie Stone 691 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell, NC 27544 

Lewanna Stout 1308 Pineview Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 

Ed Strickland 65 E. F. Cottrell Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549 

Patty Stricklin 217Sweetbriarl_ane, Havelock, NC 28532 

James Stroud 5380 Willow Green Road, Farmville, NC 27828 

Minnie Stubbs 223 Phillips Avenue, Red Springs, NC 28377 

PattSturdivant 3867 Crawford Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Harry Sugg 136 Brown Street, PittsboroNC2731 2 

Frances Sullivan 21 3 Lane of Sir Lancelot, Garner, NC 27529 

Ginny Sutton 25 Short Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 

Jack Sutton 1453 New Hope Rd., La Grange, NC 28551 

Lucile Craft Sutton 2875 Jim Sutton Rd., La Grange, NC 28551 

Stanley Dwight Sutton 1832 Sutton Short Cut Road, La Grange, NC 28551 

Mildred Swain 259 Fairlane Rd., Plymouth, NC 27962 

Edward Tapscott 31 4 Lindell Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 

Cindy Taylor 6901-C Deacon Lane, Wilmington, NC 28411 

Deidre Taylor 406 Linden Avenue, Fairmont, NC 28340 

Elizabeth Taylor 399 Herman Taylor Rd., Faison, NC 28341 

Michelle Taylor-Skipper 1704 Sherbrooke Cr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 

SueTeachey 410 E. Southerland Street, Wallace, NC 28466 

FrankThigpen P.O.Box 1034, Pinehurst, NC 28370 

Lenward E. Thomas 302 Shoreline Dr., Swansboro, NC 28584 

BillThomason PO Box 156, Cameron, NC 28326 

Jeannie D. Thompson 4447 Prospect Rd., Maxton, NC 28364 

Linda Thompson 345 Poole's Mill Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281 

Pat Thompson 31 3 Church St., Roxboro, NC 27573 

MaryThurber 585 Manson-Drewry Road, Manson, NC 27553 

MayThurber 585 Manson-Drewry Road, Manson, NC 27553 

Sonja Tilley 2700 Little River Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 

Harvey Tippett 6008 Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27712 

Connie Todd 7279 Red Hill Rd., Whiteville, NC 28472 

Diane Todd 581 Askew Road, Farmville, NC 27828 

Gene Todd 120 Phillips Road, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 

NannetteTodd 120 Phillips Road, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 

Ernie Tolman 504 Sunray Ct., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

DotTorrans 379 Beasley-Torrans Rd., Warsaw, NC 28398 

Melody Torrey 147 Baxley Rd., St. Pauls, NC 28384 

Marjorie Totten 6427 Lindley Mill Road, Graham, NC 27253 

Shirley Townsend-Jones 6202 Gaddy's Mill Road, Maxton, NC 28364 

Bill Triplett 1928 Lebanon Church Road, Clarendon, NC 28432 

Elaine Truckner 1214 VirginaAve., Durham, NC 27705 

William (Sam) True PO Box 71 , Pleasant Hill, NC 27866 

Betty Tubaugh 2964 Corsica Road, Washington, NC 27889 

Harry Tubaugh 2964 Corsica Road, Washington, NC 27889 

DianneTyndall 1074Appie Rd., Walstonburg, NC 27888 

Barbara Tyre PO Box 116, Red Oak, NC 27868 

Barbara High Tyre P. O. Box 116, Red Oak, NC 27868 

Mary Urban 4900 Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704 

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Jennie Uzzell 721 Chadwick Sores Dr., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 

Donna Valenti 155 Patterson Road, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Marilyn Van Niel 1406 Santa Lucia Dr., New Bern, NC 28560 

JackVanderford P. O. Box 427, Garland, NC 28441 

Danny Vaughn 61 Tombstone Drive, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Sharon Vessey P.O. Box 1218, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 

Emily Vinson 538 Drum Hill Rd., Gates, NC 27937 

Charlotte Wade 311 Allen's Way, Kittrell, NC 27549 

EarleWade P.O. Box 344, Morehead City, NC 28557 

Brenda Wagner 1 Pinecrest Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Hunter Wagstaff 314 McKinley Street, Durham, NC 27705 

JoWainright 1605-1 Willoughby Park, Wilmington, NC 2841 2 

Ronald Walker 1882 Park Springs Rd., Providence, NC27315 

Webester R. Walker 590 South Sixth St., Aurora, NC 27829 

Almeta Wallace 731 New Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Bob Wallace 4805 Cornoustie Court, Holly Springs, NC 27540 

Greg Wallace 5809 Dutch Creek Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 

Billy Waller PO Box 387, Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Tommy Walters 1754 Riverside Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Don Ward 716 Hiawatha Circle, Burlington, NC27217 

Ellen Ward 1667 Timberlane Drive, Nashville, NC 27856 

Gail Ward 1014 Highway 55 West, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Gail Ward 3305 Lebanon Church Road, Clarendon, NC 28432 

Lynn Ward 1667 Timberlane Drive, Nashville, NC 27856 

Larry Warren 125 Harper House Rd., Newton Grove, NC 28366 

Margaret Warren 116 Landfall Ct., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

GinaWatlington PO Box 1027, Yanceyville, NC 27379 

Susan Watson 374 Myrick Estates, Littleton, NC 27850 

Donald Waugh 118 Hill Street, Haw River, NC 27258 

Lee Weaver 127 Bluegrass Dr., Warrenton, NC 27589 

Bill Webb 3510 Long Ridge Rd., Durham, NC 27703 

Bobbie Weeks 2602 Mulberry Lane, Greenville, NC 27858 

Elleze Weeks 725 Ridge Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Melvin Borden Weeks 725 Ridge Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Brian Wellborn 7 West Bayshore Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Marilyn Wenig 735 St. Andrews Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 

Ruth Wentzy PO Box 307, Jackson, NC 27845 

Carol Heath West PO Box 454, Bayboro, NC28515 

G. W. West Jr 708 Nicholson Street, Clinton, NC 28328 

Sarah West 708 Nicholson Street, Clinton, NC 28328 

Marsha Whaley PO Box 936, Rose Hill, NC 28458 

Ann White 2004 Buckskin Drive, Clayton, NC 27520 

Burnice White 7221 Villanow Dr., Sanford, NC 27332 

Faye White 1418Gormly Circle, Sanford, NC 27330 

Janice White PO Box 354, Pine Level, NC 27568 

Jaye White 1 008 Clarendon Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Ken White 7221 Villanow Dr., Sanford, NC 27332 

Lynn White 1207 Bainbridge Road, Stedman, NC 28391 

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Wayne White 5014 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Jennifer Whitehurst 361 3 River Rd., Washington, NC 27889 

Annie Lee Whitley 426 EF Cottrell Road, Louisburg, NC 27549 

Tom Whitlock 4801 Main St., PO Box 15, Gibson, NC 28343 

Doretha Whitted 117 Millers Cemetery Road, St. Pauls, NC 28384 

Cyrus Willcox 1192 Kelly Plantation Road, Carthage, NC27327 

David Willett 5463 South Plank Road, Cameron, NC 28326 

Auston Williams 859 Herrings Chapel Rd., Burgaw, NC 28425 

Bobby Williams 481 Sam Lowe Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 

Connie Williams 71 05 Rainwater Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615 

Mike Williams 71 05 Rainwater Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615 

Steve Williamson 209 Stephen St., Kenansville, NC 28349 

Janet Wilson 202 S. Pine St., Benson, NC 27504 

Joyce Wilson 335 FiretowerRd., Carthage, NC 28327 

Sandra Wilson 8916 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC27615 

Snodie Wilson PO Box 246, Kenansville, NC 28349 

lolaWinesett 412 W. Main St., Rowland, NC 28383 

Roy Winn 5127 Hwy 58 N., Kinston, NC 28501 

Ethel Winslow 116 Howell's Lane, Hertford, NC 27944 

Linda Winstead 1308 Maple Avenue, Apex, NC 27502 

Mose Wiseman 5413 Buckwood Dr., Apex, NC 27539 

Anita Wolfe 20 Cole Circle, Franklinton, NC 27525 

Martha Woodall 127 Rex Noble Road, Deep Run, NC 28528 

Linda Woodard 2119 Irvin Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Judy Eason Wooten P.O. Box 328, Stantonsburg, NC 27883 

Virginia Wrenn 46 Vance Wrenn Road, Roxboro, NC27573 

Katherine Wyatt 312 Forest Glen Lane, Pollocksville, NC28513 

Lindsey Wyatt 3920 Hwy 55 West, Cove City, NC 28523 

Richard Yarbrough 2331 Airport Rd., Fremont, NC27830 

Sam Yates 299 Roselyn Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Emma Young 107 Pine Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 28526 

Richard Younts 6242 Teal St., Wilmington, NC 28403 

JohnZatti 5 PorchlightCt., Durham, NC2770 

TedZeller 514 N Carr St., Mebane, NC 27302 

RickZigler 1401 Live Oak Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Jerry Zima 574 Rhodestown Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Marge Zima 574 Rhodestown Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540 



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2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE CLERGY MEMBERS 
Adams, Dennis Marion (Dennis) [FE] Greenville: St. James -Assoc. 
2000 E 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (252) 752-6154 

Adams, William Frazier (Bill) [PL] Wilmington: Shiloh (Maco) 

409 Arbor Way, Wilmington, NC 28409 (910) 799-4194 

Ahl, Anne W. (Anne) [FE] Raleigh: Apex, Assoc. 

1 00 S. Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502 (91 9) 362-7807 

Aills, Lovell R. (Lovell) [RE] Sanford: 

#8 Piney Point, Whispering Pines, NC 28327 (910) 949-3632 

Aitken, P. Wesley (Wesley) [RE] Durham: 

2909 Harriman Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (919) 489-5491 

Alexander, Frank L. (Frank) [ROF] Elizabeth City: Albemarle 

2946 Ambrose Road, Creswell, NC 27928 (252) 797-7503 

Alexander, Gayle T. (Gayle) [RE] Burlington: 

1880 BrookwoodAve., Apt. 120, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 570-8520 

Alexander, J. C. Jr. (J. C.) [RE] Burlington: 

3705 Ben-Mil Court, Franklinton, NC 27525 (919) 528-8136 

Allen, Danny G. (Danny) [FE] New Bern: New Bern: Centenary 

PO Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563 (252) 637-4181 

Allen, Frank Bruce (Bruce) [FE] Sanford: West End UMC 

645 Seven Lakes North, Seven Lakes, NC 27376 (910) 673-4623 

Allen, William Henry IV (William) [FE] Raleigh: Fuquay-Varina: First 

P.O. Box 126, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (919) 567-8384 

Allen, Willie F. (Willie) [FL] Wilmington: Hallsboro 
PO Box 28, Hallsboro, NC 28442 

Alliger, Julia Ellen (Julia) [PE] Burlington: Eno 

903 Eno Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 732-3868 

Allred, Gary E. (Gary) [FE] Raleigh: Soapstone 

12837 Norwood Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 846-2212 

Alston, Dwayne D. (Dwayne) [FE] Rocky Mount: Rocky Ml: First 

212 Eagles Mere Trail, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 212-9894 

Altman, William Howard Jr. (Bill) [FE] Wlmington: Riegelwood: Wesley 

PO Box 116, Riegelwood, NC 28456 (910) 655-4793 

Amodei, Andrew (Andrew) [SP] Burlington: Shady Grove UMC 

1781 Shady Grove Rd., Providence, NC 27315 (336) 388-9266 

Amon, John David (Dave) [PL] Goldsboro: Kenansville/ Beulaville Charge 

402 Franklin Street, Kenansville, NC 28349 (910) 296-0416 



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Anderson, Austin (Austin) [SY] Rocky Mount: Hollister 

464 Somerset Way, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 443-3499 

Andrews, John C. Jr. (John) [RE] Goldsboro: 

214 Lanefield Rd., Warsaw, NC 28398 (910) 293-2888 

Archer, Patricia H. (Trish) [FD] Wlmington: Wlmington: Pine Valley 

384 Semmes Dr., Wlmington, NC 28412 (910) 452-1654 

Argo, D. Anthony (Tony) [FD] Fayetteville: FA: Haymount - Deacon 

1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 484-0181 

Arledge, Alice (Alice B.) [DM] Wilmington: Personal Leave 

206 Braxlo Lane, Wlmington, NC 28409 (910) 791-2416 

Armistead, Roger Addison (Roger) [FE] Durham: Banks 

2632 N.C. Hwy. 96, Franklinton, NC 27525 (919) 528-2423 

Armstrong, Edward P. (Ed) [RE] New Bern: 

229 Sarahs Circle, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 633-3465 

Armstrong, R. Martin III (Martin) [FE] Goldsboro: New Hope 

200 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 778-1124 

Asher, James (Jim) [OF] New Bern: Verona 

104 Caswell Court, Jacksonville, NC 28546 (910) 577-7110 

Askew, Michael P. (Mike) [PL] Elizabeth City: North Gates 

PO Box 38, Gates, NC 27937 (252) 357-1620 

Aydlett, W. Christopher Jr. (Chris) [FE] Fayetteville: Fayetteville: St. Andrews 

121 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 488-4648 

Bailey, James E. (Jim) [FE] Fayetteville: Hopewell UMC 

2855 Roanoke Rd., Clinton, NC 28328 (910) 567-6116 

Bailey, James H. (Jim) [RE] Wlmington: 

8115 Masonboro Sound Rd, Wlmington, NC 28403 (910) 799-0614 

Baker, Gerald Kevin (Kevin) [FE] Durham: Reconciliation 

10 Sandhurst Court, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 724-4929 

Baker, M. Randall (Randall) [RE] Greenville: 

1300 Airlee Avenue, Kinston, N.C, 28504 (252)527-4814 

Balasko, Janet Lea (Janet) [PE] Sanford: Buckhorn 

3882 Avent's Ferry Road, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 258-3743 

Baldridge, Robert L. (Bob) [RE] Raleigh: 

400 Wesley Dr., Apt. 481, Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 285-2496 



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Baldwin, Richard C. Sr. (Richard) [FL] New Bern: Bayboro/Stonewall 

PO Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583 (252)745-4916 

Balentine, Becky (Becky) [SY] Raleigh: Calvary 

9817 Oakley Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597 (919) 269-0812 

Ballance, Bernice Mae (Bernice) [DR] Fayetteville: 

PO Box 247, Lillington, NC 27546 893-5534 

Ballance, Valerie (Valerie) [PL] Greenville: Hyde County Charge 

106 Harbour Watch Court, Belhaven, NC 27810 (252) 943-6106 

Bandy, Robert (Robert) [PL] Goldsboro: Friendship-Unity 

402 Green Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 778-6119 

Banks, David A. (David) [FE] Sanford: Jonesboro 

P.O. Box 2576, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27331 (91 9) 775-7023 

Banks, Donna (Donna) [FL] Burlington: Christ - Associate 

800 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27751 (919) 969-8820 

Barber, Wilson Edward (Eddie) [FE] Raleigh: Incapacity Leave 

PO Box 4931, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (252) 354-5635 

Barbour, Berry O. (Berry) [RE] Goldsboro: Corinth 

7224 Cleveland School Rd, Garner, NC 27529 (919) 772-4239 

Barclay, Donald W. Jr. (Don) [PL] Wlmington: Village Point UMC 

806 Oyster Shell Drive, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468 (910) 575-4656 

Barfield, W Clark (Clark) [FE] Goldsboro: Rones Chapel 

144 Garner Chapel Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365 (919) 658-4839 

Barnes, John Monroe III (John) [PL] Wlmington: Clarkton 

P. O. Box 744, Clarkton, NC 28433 "" (910) 647-3181 

Barnes, Randolph Lee III (Lee) [FD] Raleigh: Apex 

104 Pine Mill Lane, Apex, NC 27502 (919) 303-5347 

Barrett, Troy J. (Troy) [RE] Raleigh: 

104 Twin Oaks Place, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-4488 

Barrick, Gregory L. (Greg) [PL] Elizabeth City: Anderson 

PO BOX 62, 202 Edmond St., Gatesville, NC 27938 (252) 357-0611 

Barrineau, H. Phillip (Phil) [RE] Rockingham: Chaplain, Hospice of Scotland County 
12761 Blues Farm Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 277-7558 

Barrow, Gina (Gina) [PL] Goldsboro: Webb Chapel 

734 SE Third Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580 (252) 341-1324 



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Bass, Everette F. Jr. (Chip) [PL] Rockingham: Lumberton: Asbury 

3645 Kale Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 (910) 618-0122 

Bass, Walton N. Sr. (Walt) [RE] Durham: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway A-225, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2225 

Bates, Sally Glenn (Sally) [FE] Raleigh: Chaplain, Duke Divinity School 

614 Capital Blvd #105, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 821-7182 

Bauman, Robert J. (Bob) [FE] Wlmington: Grace 

401 Grace St., Wlmington, NC 28401 (910) 763-5197 

Beck, David Jack (David) [FE] Elizabeth City: Hertford 

200 Dobbs St., Hertford, NC 27944 (252) 426-5467 

Bedsworth, Ellis J. (Ellis) [RE] New Bern: Marshallberg-Smyrna 

PO Box 66, Marshall berg, NC 28553 (252) 729-1935 

Beeson, Gilbert W. Jr. (Gil) [RE] Fayetteville: Dir. , Fayetteville Fam.Life Ctr. 

6001 Poland Court, Fayetteville, NC 28314 (910) 868-9263 

Belcher, Carl Dean (Carl) [FE] Burlington: New Sharon 

1601 New Sharon Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 732-4243 

Belec, J. Peter (Peter) [RE] Rockingham: 

1367 Downsberry Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Sourth Carolina 29466 

Bell, James Douglas (Jim) [FE] Durham: Duke Memorial 

504 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 683-3467 

Bender, Mary Ellen (Mary Ellen) [PL] Greenville: Robersonville/Hamilton 

P O Box 397, 109 West 2nd Street, Robersonville, NC 27871 (252) 795-4230 

Benfield, Jack M. (Jack) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

2609 Dunhaven Dr., Garner, NC 27529 (919) 772-9436 

Benjamin, Shane Mario (Shane) [FE] Durham: Asbury Temple 

441 Mayview Drive, Creedmoor, NC 2752 (919) 688-4578 

Bennett, K. Leo (Leo) [SY] Raleigh: Piney Grove 

1277 Julie Pearce Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-6596 

Bennett, Wade (Wade) [PL] New Bern: Merrimon 

310 Jonaquin Crk. Rd. c/o Gene Ebron, Beaufort, NC 28516 

Benson, Ann Giles (Ann Giles) [FE] Rockingham: Lumberton Circuit 

4868 Howell Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 ~ (910) 738-5914 

Benson, David C. (David) [FE] Wilmington: Whiteville 

902 Pinckney Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 (910) 642-3376 

Bergland, John K. (John) [RE] Rocky Mount: Jerusalem-Warren Plains 

2812 Carrington Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 443-9219 



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Berlew, Timothy Bruce (Tim) [SP] Durham: Marrow's Chapel 

P.O. Box 296, Bullock, NC 27507 (919) 693-2212 

Bethea, Charles Anthony (Charles) [PL] Rockingham: Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter 
1491 Bethea Rd, Maxton, NC 28364 (910) 844-9229 

Biddix, Robbie (Rob) [PE] Durham: Extension Ministry: Durham VA Medical Ct 

9 Birkdale Court, Durham, NC 27713 (919) 765-5551 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) [DM] Raleigh: Child Care Consultant, MHC 
5852 Branchwood Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 878-5428 

Bideaux, Rene O. (Rene) [RE] Burlington: 

141 Deerlake Drive, Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 274-3715 

Billups, Douglas W. (Doug) [FL] Rocky Mount: Mt. Zion 

5326 London Church Road, Elm City, NC 27822 (252) 246-0755 

Bingham, Wm Allen (Allen) [FE] Sanford: Pinehurst 

4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (910) 215-4559 

Bisgrove, EileneZaida (Eilene) [FD] Durham: Sabbath Star 

1700 Open Air Camp Rd, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 477-5543 

Bisogno, Vito (Vito) [FL] Greenville: Trinity Lenoir County 

2626 Pauls Path Rd., Kinston, NC 28504 (252) 522-1686 

Bissett, Jay W. (Jay) [PE] Sanford: Biscoe-Bascom Chapel 

P.O. Box 88, 202 Church St., Biscoe, NC 27209 (910) 428-4862 

Bissette, Lester C. (Lester) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

PO Box 937, Bailey, NC 27807 (252) 235-5824 

Bizzell, Henry A. Jr. (Henry) [RE] Fayetteville: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkway A-329, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2717 

Black, Bobby C. (Bob) [RE] Sanford: 

37265 S. Hill Side Dr., Tuscon, AR 85739 (520) 818-6592 

Blackman, David John (David) [PE] Elizabeth City: Currituck Charge 

6480 Caratoke Highway (US 158), Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 453-3559 

Blair, Houston Vaden Jr. (Houston) [PL] Sanford: Jones Chapel-Moncure 

123 Green Meadow Court, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-7469 

Blanchard, George F. (George) [RE] Fayetteville: 

3075 Emerywood Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312 (910) 486-8756 

Blanchard, Randy Coy (Randy) [FE] Rockingham: Fellowship/St. Paul 

1200 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 582-2685 

Blue, Henry Lee (Henry) [PL] Rockingham: Mt. Zion-Wall's Chapel 

5102 Laurinburg Rd., Raeford, NC 28376 (910) 875-4675 



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Blue, John Robert (John) [RE] Durham: 

4315 NW 60th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352) 376-3856 

Bogie, Edward F. (Ed) [RE] Durham: 

814 Frank St., Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 597-9278 

Bone, Jesse V. (Jesse) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

3435 Olde Oak Lane, Gastonia, NC 28056 (704) 860-8455 

Bostick, Joseph K. (Joe) [RE] Raleigh: 

5301 Creedmoor Road, Apt. 301, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 782-4346 

Bounds, Harriett Tuck (Tuck) [PL] Goldsboro: Sarecta/Wesley Chapel 

179 Eddice Taylor Rd., Faison, NC 28341 (910)267-4161 

Bowden, R. Lawrence Jr. (Larry) [FE] Durham: Resurrection 

4705 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707 (919) 489-6552 

Bowman, Daniel D. (Dan) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

4814 NC Hwy 35, Conway, NC 27820 (252) 585-1306 

Bowman, John M. (John) [RA] Greenville: Wesley Memorial 

3020 Cranberry Ridge Dr. SW, Wilson, NC 27893 (252) 237-1047 

Boyette, Lynwood C. (Lynwood) [RE] Goldsboro: Bethel (Duplin Co.) 

1773 Liddell Road, Deep Run, NC 28525 (252) 568-2798 

Boykin, William Alton (Bill) [FE] Durham: Concord 

5021 Semora Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 599-7630 

Branch, Johnny H. (Johnny) [FE] Durham: Aldersgate 

1320 Umstead Road, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 477-0509 

Braswell, Kermit L. (Kermit) [RE] Raleigh: 

4013 Brewster Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 858-7366 

Braswell, William E. (Bill) [FE] Wilmington: Pine Valley 

3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wlmington, NC 28403 (910) 791-0353 

Brewer, Robert Wayne (Robert) [FE] New Bern: Campus Min., Greensboro Co I lege 
113 E. Hendrix St., Apt. A, Greensboro, NC 27401 (336) 638-3988 

Brey, Steven (Steven) [OE] Fayetteville: Spring Lake 

5720 Danville Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311 ' (910) 488-7069 

Brinkley, Adam Douglas (Adam) [PL] Goldsboro: Hickory Grove 

3854 Kennedy Home Rd., LaGrange, NC 28551 (252) 566-2185 

Britt, Deirdre L. (Dede) [FL] Durham: Tabernacle 

PO Box 100, 12260 NC Hwy 39 N, Townsville, NC 27584 (252) 492-7643 

Broadwell, A. Ray (Ray) [FE] Raleigh: White Plains 

313 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-4991 



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Brooks, E. Ray (Ray) [FE] Rockingham: Trinity-Zion Charge 
123 Zion Church Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Brooks, Rex Eugene (Rex) [RE] Sanford: Mt. Pleasant 

1080 River Forest Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 942-3578 

Brown, Cheryl Wynn (Cheryl) [PE] Durham: Duke Divinity School 

3 Lakehurst Court, Durham, NC 27713 (919) 806-1031 

Brown, James C. P. (James) [RE] Rockingham: 

313 Scotia Hall, 2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-1871 

Brown, James Stanley (Stan) [FE] New Bern: Richlands 

103 E. Hargett St., Richlands, North Carolina 28574 (910) 324-3665 

Brown, Philip Sherman (Phil) [FE] Burlington: Bethel-Locust Hill 

6258 Park Springs Road, Pelham, NC 27311 (336) 388-2489 

Brown, Samuel H. (Sam) [RE] Raleigh: 

6201 Montpelier Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 553-9061 

Brown, Vernon W. Ill (Vernon) [FE] Goldsboro: Woodland/Pink Hill 

402 N. Front St., Pink Hill, NC 28572 (252) 568-3271 

Brown, Wesley Freeland (Wes) [FE] Durham: Duke Div. -Associate Dean 

PO Box 90966, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-3456 

Brownlee, David E. (David) [FE] Raleigh: Apex 

PO Box 723, Apex, NC 27502 (91 9) 362-7807 

Brunson, Jesse (Jesse) [FE] Rockingham: Galilee UMC 

909 McGirts Bridge Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-9719 

Bryan, James L. (Jerry) [RE] Burlington: Conference Secretary 

741 Kennette Drive, Graham, NC 27253 (336) 376-1123 

Bryant, Charles V (Charles) [RE] New Bern: 

327 Wiggins Pt. Rd., Oriental, NC 28571 (252) 249-1669 

Bryant, Richard L. (Richard) [PE] Raleigh: Missionary to Russia & Eurasia 
c/o IPS, Box 257, 666 5th Avenue, Ste 572, New York, NY 10103 

Bryant, Terry A. (Terry) [FE] Raleigh: Asbury 

6612 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 847-2818 

Buckingham, Kenneth R. (Ken) [FE] Sanford: Fair Promise - High Falls 

567 River Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 464-3217 

Buckley, Betty Ann (Betty Ann) [FD] Raleigh: Alpha Ministries 

621 Macon Place, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 783-8714 



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Buckner, Terry Leigh (Terry) [PE] Wilmington: Pine Valley -Associate 

3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 791-0353 

Budzinski, William Marvin (Bud) [FE] Durham: Salem (Person County) 

435 Salem Church Road, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (336) 599-5012 

Buffaloe, Janet Kennedy (Janet) [FE] Rockingham: Conference Evangelist 

P.O. BOX 73,, Marston, NC 28363 ' (910)582-5775 

Bundy, Robert F. (Bob) [RE] Sanford: Pinebluff 

25 Juniper Creek Blvd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 (910) 295-9276 

Bunn, Paul G. (Paul) [RE] Rockingham: 

301 Hylan Avenue, Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 582-0794 

Burnette, Renee (Renee) [FE] Burlington: Burlington Circuit 

1421 Bethel Methodist Ch Rd, Burlington, NC 27217 (336) 584-8646 

Burns, Donald E. Jr. (Don) [PL] Sanford: Sandhills Charge 

P O Box 221, Jackson Springs, NC 27281 (910) 673-1991 

Burnside, HobartW. Jr. (Hobie) [RE] Goldsboro: Micro-Fellowship 

5031 Princeton-Kenly Rd., Kenly, NC 27542 (919) 284-4530 

Burrus, Carolyn H. (Carolyn) [FE] Durham: Communtiy Home Care & Hospice 
#2 Lake Hill Dr., Durham, NC 27713 

Butner, Rufus Ernest III (Rufus) [FE] Goldsboro: Wallace 

301 South College Street, Wallace, NC 28466 (910) 285-2857 

Butson, John D. (John) [FE] New Bern: Asbury 

1780 Asbury Road, Cove City, NC 28523 (252) 638-1144 

Byers, Leonard C. II (Len) [FE] Burlington: Director of Pastoral Care 

201 East Grover St., Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 487-3855 

Byram, Roberta Gail (Roberta) [PE] Raleigh: Hayes Barton -Assoc. 

2209 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 832-6435 

Byrd, Douglas L. (Douglas) [RE] Raleigh: 

4909 Deer Garden Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 851-1595 

Byrd, Nathan H. (Nathan) [RE] Burlington: 

PO Box 1868, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 898-6687 

Calhoun, Anthony (Tony) [FE] New Bern: Atlantic 

PO Box 145, Atlantic, NC 28511 (252) 225-3831 

Calhoun, Leanne (Leanne) [FE] New Bern: Harker's Island 

PO Box 307, Harker's Island, NC 28531 (252) 728-4368 

Cameron, Hugh H. (Hugh) [RE] Fayetteville: Retired 

2300 Templeton Gap Drive, Apex, N.C. 27539 (919) 367-7384 



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Campbell, Curtis W. (Curtis) [FE] Wilmington: Wesleyan Chapel:Scott's Hill 

10255 US Highway 17N, Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 686-4041 

Campbell, Dennis Marion (Dennis) [FE] Durham: Headmaster, Woodberry Forest S 
The Residence.Woodberry Forest Sen., Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 (540) 672-2045 

Campbell, Elizabeth (Lib) [FE] Raleigh: Cary: Saint Francis -Assoc. 

2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 362-1666 

Capps, Clingman C. (Cling) [RE] New Bern: 

2101 Richardson Dr, Reidsville, NC 27320 (336) 349-2617 

Carden, Billy M. (Billy) [RE] Durham: 

133 Tanglewood Shores Rd., Hyco Lake, Semora, NC 27343 (336) 599-8716 

Carlson, Cathy (Cathy) [AF] Durham: Louisiana Conference 

1025 W Markham Ave., Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-0859 

Carnighan, Ronald Philip (Ron) [PL] Greenville: Bell Arthur Circuit 

103 Kilby Drive, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 (252) 355-7086 

Carpenter, Robert L. Jr. (Bob) [FE] Rockingham: Norman 

PO Box 95, Norman, NC 28367 (910) 652-3131 

Carr, Michael Andrew (Mike) [SP] Durham: Lea's Chapel 

4940 Leasburg Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 597-5796 

Carson, W. Eric (Eric) [RE] Raleigh: 

3208 Craven Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 782-7289 

Carter, G. Rosser III (Ross) [FE] Raleigh: Sunrise 

PO Box 295, Holly Springs, NC 27540 (919) 303-3720 

Cash, Warren S. (Warren) [RA] Burlington: Grace 

304 Collinwood Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 261-3827 

Cashion, William (William) [SY] Sanford: Cool Springs UMC 

2363 South Plank Road, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-8996 

Castle, Gerald Stephen (Steve) [PE] Elizabeth City: Sharon 

PO Box 12, 535 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, NC 27916 (252) 453-3616 

Catlett, Dianne (Dianne) [RL] Greenville: 

105 Dudley Place, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 975-2671 

Caughill, Gordon (Gordon) [SY] Rockingham: Snead's Grove 

11471 NC Hwy 41, Fairmont, NC 28340 (910) 628-8614 

Cauley, Marty (Marty) [FE] Burlington: EXTMIN 

PO Box 237, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-2881 



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Caviness, James W. Jr. (James) [AM] Rockingham: Maxton: St. Paul's 

12001 Cameron Way, Maxton, NC 28364 " (910) 844-5463 

Champion, Buddy (Buddy) [ROE] Wilmington: Carver's Creek 

14343 NC 87 East, Council, NC 28434 " (910) 645-4168 

Champion, Helen Despina (Helen) [PL] Raleigh: Wake Forest - Associate 

905 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 " (919) 556-2239 

Chandler, Daniel Ross (Daniel) [RE] Durham: 
PO Box 953, Evanston, IL 60204 

Chandler, Larry Michael (Larry) [FL] Rockingham: West Rockingham 

138 Gibson Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379 (910) 895-3135 

Charlton, LuAnn Herring (LuAnn) [PE] Raleigh: Hayes Barton -Assoc. 

1001-102 Brighthurst Dr., Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 376-3049 

Cheasty-Miller, Patrice (Patrice) [FE] Durham: Ext. Min. - Dir. , The Lamb's House 
2700 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704 (919) 220-2458 

Check, John Michael (John) [FE] Elizabeth City: Kitty Hawk 

PO Box 900, Kitty Hawk, NC 27948 (252) 261-2062 

Cheezem, Clyde B. (Clyde) [RE] New Bern: Salter Path 

P O Box 70, Salter Path, NC 28575 (252) 247-3253 

Cherry, Corbin L (Corbin) [RE] Elizabeth City: 

245 Morningsun Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 (41 5) 388-8221 

Chou, Lily Ker (Lily) [FE] Goldsboro: Brownings-Smith Chapel 

6490 Mount Olive Hwy., Mount Olive, N.C. 28365 (910) 594-1445 

Chrismon, Harold M. Sr. (Pete) [RE] Raleigh: 

1410 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27502 (919) 362-1430 

Christian, Robert S. (Robert) [FE] Fayetteville: Professor, Methodist College 
Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 630-7071 

Christianson, Diane M. (Diane) [FE] Rocky Mount: Edgecombe Parish 

P.O. Box 13, Pinetops, NC 27864 (252) 827-4176 

Chryst, Philip Robert (Philip) [PL] Durham: Warren's Grove 

1500 Wesleyan Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 597-4242 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy A. (Kathy) [FE] New Bern: Chaplain, Anne Arundel Medical Ctr. 
1089 Avenida Campana, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-1228 

Clarke, Holt A. (Holt) [FE] Burlington: Bellemont 

4939 S NC Highway 49, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 227-4890 

Clarke, W. Thomas (Tom) [RE] Elizabeth City: Creswell 

5133 Newlands Rd, Columbia, NC 27925 (252) 796-4455 



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Clayton, Richard T. (Rick) [FE] Raleigh: Raleigh: Hayes Barton 

Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628 * (919) 832-6435 

Clayton, Tracy (Tracy) [FE] Elizabeth City: Gatesville Charge 

308 Main Street, P.O. Box 43, Gatesville, NC 27938 (252) 357-0354 

Clements, William E. (Bill) [RE] Elizabeth City: Retired 

174 US 158 Bus. West, Gatesville, NC 27938 (252) 357-5999 

Clift, David S. (David) [FE] Elizabeth City: Duck 

PO Box 8010, Duck, NC 27949 (252) 261-1525 

Cobb, Arnold Gene Jr. (Gene) [FE] Durham: Epworth 

3002 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 489-6557 

Coffman, Laurie Hays (Laurie) [FE] Durham: Calvary 

304 E Trinity Ave., Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-7138 

Cole, Lisa Brown (Lisa) [FE] Durham: Dir. , Pastoral Services, Durham Regional 

8 Pedestal Rock Lane, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 620-9254 

Coleman, Justin Kelly (Justin) [OP] Burlington: University -Associate 

150 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 929-7191 

Collier, M. Bailey Jr. (M.B.) [FE] Durham: Dukes Chapel 

807 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27704 (919) 220-1056 

Collins, Gayla Estes (Gayla) [FE] Raleigh: Wake Forest 

905 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 556-2239 

Collins, Sidney Alton (Sid) [AM] Rocky Mount: Milwaukee Charge 

1612 Doolittle Mill Road, Conway, NC 27820 (252) 585-1010 

Collins, Sylvia (Sylvia) [FE] Rockingham: Lumberton: Branch St. 

2757 Union School Road, Rowland, NC 2838 (910) 521-7281 

Colon-Emeric, Edgardo A. (Edgardo) [FE] Durham: Duke Univ. PhD Candidate 
4121 Trevor Cir., Durham, NC 27705 

Compton, Stephen Charles (Steve) [FE] Raleigh: Congregational Development 

7125 Trenton Ridge Court, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 870-9006 

Conner, Russell Woodrow (Russ) [PL] New Bern: Maysville 

2521 Hickory St, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 349-7676 

Conner, Sandra J. (Rose) [FE] Raleigh: Macedonia 

3508 Campbell Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 851-4724 

Cook, Charles M. (Chuck) [FE] Durham: Henderson: First 

114 Church St., Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 438-8791 



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Cope, Roger D. (Roger) [FE] Rocky Mount: Scotland Neck/Rich Square 

P.O. Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (252) 826-3318 

Copeland, Jennifer (Jennifer) [AF] : NC State Commission on Campus Ministry 

PO Box 90974, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 419-1883 

Cottingham, John G. (John) [RE] Rockingham: 

300 Pecan Lane, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-2659 

Cottingham, William T. Ill (Bill) [FE] Elizabeth City: Wanchese: Bethany 

PO Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981 (252) 473-5254 

Covington, J. Quinton Jr. (Quint) [FE] Rockingham: Central 

PO Box 806, Laurinburg, NC <unus (910) 276-8881 

Cox, Eugene (Joe) [PD] Greenville: St. James 

2000 E 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6154 

Cox, Patricia Tripp (Patricia) [RL] Greenville: 

300 Craven St, Bath, NC 27808 (252) 923-0333 

Cox, Richard Lewis (Rich) [RE] Durham: Dean for Residential Life, Duke Univ. 

842 Inglenook Road, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 493-2305 

Craddock, Jerald (Jerald) [SY] Greenville: Watson's Chapel 

PO Box 156, Manns Harbor, NC 27953 (252) 473-2734 

Crane, Larry D. (Larry) [FE] Raleigh: Mt. Zion 

15772 NC 50, Garner, NC 27529 (919) 772-8415 

Crank, Stewart Allen Sr. (Stew) [FE] Durham: Allensville/Trinity Charge 

80 Dirgie Mine Rd, Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 599-2820 

Creech, C. McGee (McGee) [RE] Goldsboro: 

695 LaGrange Road, LaGrange, NC 28551 (919) 778-2272 

Creech, William Michael Sr. (Bill) [PL] Goldsboro: Lebanon /Yelverton 

1108 Fourth St., Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 735-4708 

Cribb, Dalma G. (Dalma) [FL] Rockingham: Caledonia 

15201 Barnes Bridge Road, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352 (910) 276-4741 

Cribb, Jerry W. (Jerry) [FE] Elizabeth City: Manteo: Mount Olivet 

P.O. Box 787, 300 Ananias Dare Street, Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-2089 

Crowder, William R. (Bill) [RE] Burlington: 

925 New Garden Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410 (336) 854-8817 

Crum, John H. (Jack) [RE] Raleigh: 

1799 Golf Course Rd., Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-3435 

Crutchfield, Karen (Karen) [PL] Greenville: Washington Circuit 

2788 Market St. Ext., Washington, NC 27889 (252) 974-0188 



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Culberson, J. Victor (Vic) [FE] Elizabeth City: Moyock 

PO Box 267, 268 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, NC 27958 (252) 435-6920 

Cummings, Jimmy F. (Jimmy) [RA] Rockingham: Beauty Spot 

P O Box 702, Lumberton, NC 28359 (910) 671-0166 

Cummings, S. Dufrene (Dufrene) [FE] Rockingham: Pembroke:First 

PO Box 451, 2757 Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-0748 

Cummings, Simeon F. (Simeon) [RE] Rockingham: 

PO Box 725, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-8164 

Cummings, William Edward (Bill) [RE] Rockingham: NewZion 

PO Box 808, Lumberton, NC 28359 (910) 521-0387 

Cummings-Woriax, Carolyn (Carolyn) [FE] Wilmington: Bolton Charge 

P.O. Box 69, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-0072 

Currin, Douglas Brian (Doug) [FE] Wlmington: Lake Waccamaw 

506 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (910) 646-4471 

Curtis, M. Dale (Dale) [FE] Goldsboro: Rose Hill 

PO Box 1236, Rose Hill, NC 28458 (910) 289-3332 

Danek, Thomas A. (Tom) [RE] Sanford: 

981 Old Graham Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-3686 

Daniel, David E. (David) [RE] Raleigh: 

5612 Heartland, Midland, TX 79707 (432) 618-0389 

Daniel, Donald (Donald) [FL] Rockingham: Ellerbe-Mt. Pleasant 

P.O. Box 340, Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910) 652-6201 

Daniel, M. Francis (Francis) [FE] Wlmington: Wesley Memorial 

1401 S. College Road, Wlmington, NC 28403 (910) 791-4092 

Daniels, James Harold (J. H.) [PE] Durham: Union Chapel 

6479 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, NC 27544 (252) 431-0413 

Davenport, Kenneth Leroy (Ken) [FE] Greenville: Hyde Charge 

21600 US 264, Swan Quarter, NC 27885 (252) 926-0104 

Davidson, Barney L. (Barney) [RE] Raleigh: 

519 S Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 481-1022 

Davis, Brenda (Brenda) [PL] Burlington: Carr 

21 London Lane, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-5837 

Davis, Donnie G. (Donnie) [RA] Rockingham: 

239 Bowers Lane, Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910) 652-2707 

Davis, Eldrick R. (Eldrick) [FE] New Bern: Havelock: First 

324 Miller Blvd., Havelock, NC 28532 (252) 447-3541 



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Davis, Gerry G. (Gerry) [FE] Raleigh: Ebenezer 

5012 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 779-0515 

Davis, Herman Fred (Fred) [RE] Wilmington: Retired 
1000 Wesley Pines Rd. #107, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Davis, Jefferson W. (Jeff) [RL] Sanford: Hoffman 

PO Box 192, Lemon Springs, NC 28355 (919) 776-3047 

Davis, Michael A. (Mike) [FE] Fayetteville: Angier 

P. O. Box 1748, Angier, NC 27501 " (919) 639-2176 

Dawson, R. Richard (Richard) [FE] Burlington: Shiloh UMC 

4718 N. NC HWY 87, Gibsonville, NC 27249 (336) 584-0844 

Day, Joyce Christine (Joyce) [PD] Greenville: St. James -Adult Discipleship 

2000 E 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6154 

Dean, Carol Whitley (Carol) [PE] Durham: Plank Chapel 

P. O. Box 507, Kittrell, NC 27544 (252) 492-1919 

Dean, Robert Floyd (Bobby) [ROF] Rockingham: Pee Dee 

16100 Moe Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 277-0150 

DeJesus, Edgar Raymund A. (Edgar) [FE] Durham: Mt. Zion 

7272 Hurdle Mills Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (336) 364-2317 

Denny, Clyde A. (Clyde) [FE] Rocky Mount: Englewood 

PO Box 7128, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 443-2926 

DeWitte, Joseph Bernard (Joe) [SP] Durham: Henderson: White Memorial 

1612 Lynne Ave., Henderson, North Carolina 27536 (252) 438-6096 

Dice, Myron () [SY] Sanford: Bethlehem UMC 

403 Love Forty Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (910) 215-9655 

Dickens, Jan J. (Jan) [RE] Elizabeth City: Chaplain, US Air Force 
PO Box 5554, Suffolk, VA 23435 

Dickens, John Van III (Van) [FE] New Bern: Chaplain, US Navy 

1089 Avenida Campana, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-1228 

Dietrich, Ronald E. (Ron) [RE] Sanford: 

246 Winding Creek Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 753-0954 

Dixon, Samuel W. Jr. (Sam) [FE] Rocky Mount: Deputy General Secretary, GBGM 

475 Riverside Drive, Rm 1518, New York, NY 10115 (212) 870-3848 

Dodson, Lewis H. (Lewis) [RE] Burlington: 

1244 Arbor Rd, PO Box 212, Wnston Salem, NC 27104 (336) 591-4978 

Dodson, Scott (Scott) [PE] Rocky Mount: Wlson-First: Associate 
PO Box 1423, Wlson, NC 27894 (252) 237-6121 



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Dorn, Rodney Glenn (Rod) [PL] Greenville: Stokes 

1932 S NC 111, Chinquapin, NC 28521 (910) 298-5544 

Dornsmith, Suzanne (Suzanne) [FE] Burlington: Chapel Hill: University -Assoc. 

150 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 929-7191 

Dorsey, Dora Russell (Dora) [FE] Rockingham: Philadelphia 

PO Box 261, Rockingham, NC 28380 " (910) 895-3799 

Doucette, Leonard F. (Leonard) [FE] Durham: Asbury 

2011 West Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-1975 

Draper, Howard Dennis Jr. (Dennis) [FE] Goldsboro: Mt. Olive: First 

PO Box 420, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 (919)658-3169 

Drew, Edward Raymond (Ed) [PE] Goldsboro: Eureka 

PO Box 3240, Eureka, NC 27830 (919) 242-2229 

Drum, Barry P. (Barry) [FE] Raleigh: Chaplain, NC Wesleyan College 

2012 Stillwood Drivw, Youngsville, NC 27596 (919) 562-7023 

Drye, Judith Bolen (Judy) [FE] Goldsboro: Fremont 

P. O. Box 147, Fremont, NC 27830 (919) 242-4797 

Dulaney, Earl G. (Earl) [FE] Raleigh: Louisburg 

406 North Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-3479 

Duncan, John Farron (Farron) [SP] Durham: Rehoboth 

2951 Old Watkins Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 436-9082 

Dunham, Paul Ralph (Paul) [FE] Wilmington: Wellspring 

6328 Market St., Wlmington, NC 28405 (910) 792-1110 

Dunlap, Laura Autry (Laura) [FL] Rocky Mount: Rocky Mount-Englewood: Associate 
PO Box 7128, 300 S. Circle Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 443-2926 

Dunlap, Thomas Judson (Judson) [FE] Rocky Mount: Sandy Cross 

3725 Sandy Cross Road, Nashville, NC 27856 (252) 937-2048 

Dunn, Clyde H. (Clyde) [RE] Raleigh: 

412 Oak Hollow Ct, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 571-8884 

Dunn, Needham Bradley (Brad) [PE] Raleigh: Genesis -Assoc. 

612 East Park St., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 462-8297 

Durner, James M. (Jim) [AM] New Bern: Straits-North River 

283 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-1714 

Dutton, John H. Jr. (John) [FE] Elizabeth City: Ahoskie 

P O Box 665, Ahoskie, NC 27910 (252) 332-2203 

Early, Laura G. (Laura) [FE] Elizabeth City: All Gods Children 

P O Box 69, Aulander, NC 27805 (252) 345-1 077 



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Earnhardt, Edwin L. (Ed) [RE] Elizabeth City: 

420 Surfside Drive, Edenton, NC 27932 (252) 482-7197 

Edens, Allen C. Jr. (Allen) [RE] : Retired 
1216 NE 13th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33909 

Edge, G. Lloyd (Lloyd) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

PO Box 676, 309 Longwood Dr., Pinetops, NC 27864 (252) 827-1874 

Edgerton, Martha Wofford (Martha) [FE] Raleigh: Longview UMC 

3601 Octavia St., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 859-8225 

Edwards, Carole Renee (Renee) [FL] Rocky Mount: Trinity Parish 

PO Box 1004, 4808 Crepe Myrtle Street, Battleboro, NC 27809 (252) 977-3311 

Edwards, Harvey Lee Jr. (Lee) [PE] Sanford: Chatham-Cedar Grove 

103 Woodberry Forest, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-3006 

Eldredge, Robert Kenneth (Bob) [RE] Burlington: 

1811 Broadway Drive, Graham, NC 27253 ~ (336) 227-7527 

Elliott, Edward C. (Ed) [RE] Raleigh: 

5029 Knaresborough Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 782-6832 

Elliott, Michael H. (Mike) [FE] Fayetteville: Raeford: First 

308 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376 (910) 875-2111 

Elliott, Roger V. (Roger) [FE] Raleigh: Edenton Street 

228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 832-7535 

Eom, Seong-il (Seong) [FL] Rocky Mount: Norlina 

PO Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563 (252) 456-2606 

Epperson, Cheryl Ann (Cheryl) [PL] New Bern: Haw Branch 

104 Donna Court, Hubert, NC 28539 (910) 326-6063 

Epperson, J. Sidney (Sidney) [RE] New Bern: 

712 Home Trail, Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 854-3356 

Epps, Ralph I. (Ralph) [RE] Elizabeth City: 

310 White Oak Drive, Edenton, NC 27932 (252) 482-8557 

Eubanks, J. Michael (Mike) [FE] New Bern: Jacksonville: Pine Valley 

910 Pine Valley Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546 (910) 353-4611 

Eure, Aydlett J. Jr. (A.J.) [RE] Greenville: Hart-Speight 

PO Box 66, 6610 Main St, Sims, NC 27880 (252) 206-5782 

Evans, Matthew R. (Matt) [PE] Goldsboro: East Clayton 

312 Parkridge Drive, Clayton, NC 27527 (919) 359-0504 

Evans, Tommy L. (Tommy) [FE] Burlington: Incapacity Leave 

2201 Drake Ct, Graham, NC 27253 " (336) 226-0073 



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Everett, Glenn B. (Glenn) [FE] Goldsboro: Daniels Memorial 

2803 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 778-0967 

Faggart, T. M. (Tom) [RE] Rockingham: 

7542 Paul Linker Place, Harrisburg, NC 28075 (704) 454-5144 

Faggart, W. Bryan (Bryan) [FE] Durham: Bethany 

1712 Kirkwood Drive, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 471-1084 

Faircloth, Robert A. (Robert) [PL] Fayetteville: Johnson Memorial 

5897 Dunn Road, Roseboro, NC 28382 (910) 531-3862 

Fairley, Leonard E. (Leonard) [FE] Rockingham: Rockingham District Superintendent 
P.O. Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 " (910) 276-6641 

Fairley, Robert A. (Robert) [AM] Rockingham: Maxton Circuit 

PO Box 628, Maxton, NC 28364 (91 0) 844-5877 

Farlow, Sue Barnes (Sue) [PL] Elizabeth City: Shiloh-Stumpy Point 

256 Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point, North Carolina 27978 (252) 473-5452 

Farmer, John A. (John) [FE] New Bern: Manager/Dir., Camp Don Lee 

315 Camp Don Lee Rd., Arapahoe, NC 28510 (800) 535-5475 

Farmer, Penny Dollar (Penny Dollar) [FE] New Bern: Alliance-Arapahoe 

315 Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510 (252) 249-0697 

Farmer, Richard L. (Richard) [FE] Sanford: Merritt's Chapel 

801 Homestead Park Drive, Apex, NC 27502 (919) 303-4970 

Felton, Gayle Carlton (Gayle) [FE] Durham: General Board of Discipleship 

6551 New Sharon Church Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572 (919) 732-3399 

Ferguson, Horace T. (Horace) [FE] Raleigh: Holly Springs 

PO Box 68, Holly Springs, NC 27840 ~ (919) 557-3467 

Finicum, James Scott (Scott) [SP] Burlington: Palmer's Grove 

1211 Palmers Grove Church Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 644-1866 

Fisher, Albert Fleet (Al) [RE] Durham: 

3000 Galloway Rdige Apt. G-108, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-1646 

Fitch-Slater, Susanna (Susanna) [PE] Elizabeth City: St. John 

PO Box 129, Avon, NC 27915 ' (252) 995-5383 

Fitzgerald, Carroll L. (Carroll) [RL] Wilmington: Old Dock Charge 

20 Fayetteville Road BSL, Southport, NC 28461 (910) 845-2959 

Fitzgerald, F. Owen Jr. (Owen) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

1612 Jarvis Street, Raleigh, NC 27608 " (919) 834-3814 

Fleming, Ralph Lang Jr. (Ralph) [RE] Wilmington: 

36 Stoney Creek Drive, Bluffton, S.C. 29910 (843) 757-4296 



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Fletcher, Robert Lee (Bobby) [FE] Greenville: First Williamston 

106 E. Church St., Williamston, NC 27892 (252) 792-2802 

Floyd, Jettie Vann (Vann) [FL] Rockingham: East Rockingham 

1009 Scaleybark Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 (910) 895-4587 

Flynn, Robert C. (Robert) [FE] New Bern: Swansboro 

665 W. Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, NC 28584 (910) 326-4822 

Fogleman, Leland Jan (Jan) [FE] Raleigh: ACT Medical Group, PA 

542 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601 (919)755-9432 

Folks, James Glenn (Jim) [SP] Burlington: Rock Creek 

951 Riverdale Drive, Graham, NC 27253 (336) 227-8171 

Forbes, Joseph W. (Joe) [RE] Sanford: Retired 

PO Box 3611, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (910) 295-4766 

Formo, Steven N. (Steve) [FE] Greenville: Jamesville-Siloam 

PO Box 99, Jamesville, NC 27846 (252) 792-3830 

Foushee, David (David) [FL] Rocky Mount: Spring Hope Charge 

PO BOX 770, Spring Hope, NC 2788 " (252) 478-3140 

Fowler, Leon D. (Leon) [RE] Sanford: 

1779 Cedar Rock Mtn. Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205 (336) 381-4270 

Fowler-Marchant, Donna Lynne (Donna) [FE] Fayetteville: 

728 Larkspur Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 488-8789 

Fox, Doris T. (Doris) [FE] Rockingham: Incapacity Leave 

1020 Nicholson Rd., Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 499-6364 

France, Everett J. (Everett) [RE] Durham: 

1695 Hayes Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (919) 528-8821 

Francis, Bettie (Bettie) [FL] Elizabeth City: Manns Harbor Charge 

6628 Highway 64, POB 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953 (252) 473-3881 

Franklin, Joseph (Joseph) [SP] Goldsboro: Pine Level-Sanders 

4484 Brogden Rd., Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-7613 

Frazier, Kenneth E. (Kenneth) [RE] : 

1400 Waterford Dr., District Heights, MD 20028 

Frazier, R. Carl Jr. (Carl) [FE] Sanford: Saint Luke 

2916 Wicker St. Ext, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-2012 

Frese, Michael David (Mike) [FE] Elizabeth City: First United Methodist Church 

P.O. Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (252) 335-1771 

Frizzelle, Willie H. (Wllie) [AM] Fayetteville: Incapacity Leave 

332 Louisiana Dr, Raeford, NC 28376 (910) 875-4318 



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Gabriel, Ryan Travis (Ryan) [SY] Sanford: Parsons Grove 

5227 Pekin Road, Candor, NC 27229 (910) 439-5065 

Galipi, Victor L. (Vic) [FE] Rocky Mount: Incapacity Leave 

11101 Candlewick Road, Bailey, NC 27807 (252) 234-4251 

Gallagher-Smith, Kellie (Kellie) [PE] Rocky Mount: Bailey Charge -Associate 

P.O. Box 307, 602 E. Church St., Elm City, NC 27822 (252) 236-4371 

Gallagher-Smith, Stanley (Stan) [FE] Rocky Mount: Elm City 

PO Box 307, 106 N. Parker Street, Elm City, NC 27822 (252) 236-3425 

Gardner, Ronald E. (Ron) [RE] Burlington: 

356 Fieldstone Drive, Reidsville,, NC 27320 (336) 616-0421 

Garner, Clarence (Clarence) [RE] Sanford: Vass 

P. O. Box 628, Vass, NC 28394 (91 0) 245-7665 

Garrison, Robert H. Jr. (Bob) [DR] Raleigh: 

3724 Carnegie Ln, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 787-2374 

Gaskins, Walter W. Jr. (Walter) [FE] Fayetteville: Newton Grove Charge 

135 W Grove St., Newton Grove, NC 28366 (910) 594-0969 

Gast, Michael Francis (Mike) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

10644 Edmundson Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27614 (919) 327-5160 

Gattis, Irene F. (Irene) [DR] Burlington: 
101 Adams Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Gattis, William H. (Bill) [FE] Burlington: District Superintendent 

3143 Brycewood Place, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 584-7959 

Gentle, Brian G (Brian) [FE] Fayetteville: Haymount 

1700 Ft Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 484-0181 

Gibson, Alan C. (Alan) [FE] Rocky Mount: Evansdale 

4334 Evansdale Road, Wlson, NC 27893 (252) 237-2632 

Gilbert, Milton H. (Milton) [FE] Goldsboro: District Superintendent 

P.O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533 (919) 734-5324 

Gilbert, Paula E. (Paula) [AF] Durham: Affliliate Member 
107 Longwood Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Gillikin, Haywood W. (Haywood) [FE] Elizabeth City: Riverside 

PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 (252) 335-4549 

Gira, M. David Jr. (David) [PE] Fayetteville: Haymount- Associate 

2510 Torcross Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 484-4604 



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Girod, David W. (David) [FE] Burlington: Salem (Alamance) 

4471 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 (336) 376-6545 

Glass, Joseph Conrad Jr. (Conrad) [RE] Raleigh: 

3208 Huntleigh Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 876-4758 

Glaze, Coleman Lane (Lane) [FE] Burlington: Clemson UMC/ Wesley Foundation 
330 Woodland Way, Clemson, SC 29631 (864) 654-7005 

Gleaves, Edith Lee (Edith) [FE] Rockingham: Dep. Secretary, GBGM 
151 E. Palisade Ave, #8B, Englewood, NJ 07631 

Glennon, Dennis J. (Denny) [AM] Rocky Mount: Zion 

462 Oine Rd., Norlina, NC 27563 (252) 456-3435 

Glover, R. Keith (Keith) [RE] Raleigh: 

5317 Cypress Ln, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 876-5894 

Godwin, Sherwood A. (Sherwood) [FE] Greenville: Incapacity Leave 
4909 Pinevilla St, Grifton, NC 28530 

Goehring, Carol W. (Carol) [FE] Fayetteville: District Supterintendent 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (910) 485-2734 

Goehring, David J. (David) [FE] Sanford: Southern Pines UMC 

175 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 692-3518 

Goldfinch, Albert Eugene Jr. (Gene) [FE] : Western NC Conference - High Point Dist. 
1119 Loflin Pond Road, Asheboro, NC 27203 (336)629-5925 

Gooch, Ray Thomas (Ray) [FE] Sanford: Pittsboro Circuit 

PO Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-3033 

Goodwin, Dennis M. (Dennis) [FE] New Bern: Jacksonville: Trinity 

115 Fawn Trail, Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 347-1547 

Grady, Larry S. (Larry) [OF] Wlmington: Incapacity Leave 

78 Gilbert Street, Marion, North Carolina 28752 (828) 659-1502 

Grant, Karl (Karl) [PE] Goldsboro: La Grange UMC 

213 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551 (252) 566-3148 

Graves, Walter L. (Walter) [FE] New Bern: Oriental 

PO BOX 275, Oriental, NC 28571 (252) 671-5092 

Green, Harold William (William) [FE] Raleigh: Cary: First- Associate 

117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511 ~ (919)467-1861 

Green, Lindsey (Lindsey) [FE] Rocky Mount: Conway 

PO Box 326, 211 S Church Street, Conway, NC 27820 (252) 585-1984 

Greener, Thomas M. (Tom) [FE] New Bern: Faith Harbor 

PO Box 271 3, Surf City, NC 28445 (91 0) 329-4422 



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Greenway, Richard O. (Rich) [FE] Burlington: Union Grove 

6407 Union Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 929-4597 

Greenwood, Susan Pate (Susan Pate) [FE] Raleigh: Cary: St. Francis 

2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 362-1666 

Greer, Martin Lewis (Marty) [PL] Greenville: Tabernacle 

1707 Greene Hayes Rd., Kinston, NC 28504 (252) 569-8371 

Grider, Linda (Linda) [PL] Goldsboro: Charity 

141 Howell Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-8490 

Griffin, Michael (Michael) [SY] Sanford: Little River-Melton's Grove 

PO Box 476, Lemon Springs, NC 28355 (919) 718-1154 

Grill, C. Franklin (Frank) [RE] Sanford: 

330 Azalea Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 695-8826 

Grissom, David R. (David) [FE] Burlington: Prospect 

PO Box 277, Yanceyville, NC 27379 (336) 694-5566 

Grossberg, Debra (Debbie) [PE] Goldsboro: Zion 

1727 Zion Church Road, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 (305) 278-9455 

Gunby, Joe Allen () [SP] Durham: Middleburg-Hermon 
PO Box 100, Middleburg, NC 27556 

Gunter, Edward M. (Ed) [FE] Fayetteville: Clinton: First 

103 Quarter Path, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 858-7870 

Gurganus, Ron (Ron) [PL] Goldsboro: Elevation 

2017 Deer Trail, Clayton, NC 27527 (919) 553-2209 

Guthrie, Walter Sherman (Sherman) [RA] Goldsboro: Beston/Walker Memorial 

104 Trawick Drive, LaGrange, NC 28551 (252) 566-1433 

Hackett, Charles Martin (Charles) [RE] Goldsboro: 

103 Foxwood PI, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 734-7449 

Hackney, Grace (Grace) [FE] Burlington: Cedar Grove 
PO Box 138, Cedar Grove, NC 27231 

Hadden, Sidney Gene (Gene) [FE] Rocky Mount: Serving in Kentucky Conference 
1338 Halcomb Rd., Russellville, KY 42276 

Haddock, William A. Jr. (Bill) [FE] Wilmington: Wrighteboro 

3300 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 762-2583 

Hadley, Jacob Milton Jr. (Milton) [FE] Durham: Dir. of Chaplaincy Services 

94 Hickory Leaf Ct, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 322-1984 

Hagerty, Robert Allen (Bob) [FE] Durham: Creedmoor 

PO Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (919) 528-3987 



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Hale, Michael L. (Michael) [FE] Fayetteville: St. Matthews 

202 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 425-0401 

Haley, David P. (David) [FE] Rocky Mount: Littleton 

PO Box 26, Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-5385 

Hall, Stephen B. (Steve) [FE] Wilmington: Carolina Beach: St. Paul 

313 Wilson Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (910) 458-8048 

Hall, Steven M. (Steve) [FE] Goldsboro: Whitley-Elizabeth 

210 Park Ave., Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-8834 

Hall, William Kenneth Jr. (Kenneth) [FE] Burlington: Mebane 

200 South 4th Street, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-4301 

Ham, William Craig (Craig) [AM] Fayetteville: Marvin 

6740 NC HWY 87 S, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (91 0) 484-8768 

Hamilton, James W. (Jim) [RE] Sanford: 

PO Box 889, Biscoe, NC 27209 (910) 428-2225 

Hamilton, Riley T. (Riley) [RL] Raleigh: 

7117 Orchard Knob Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 773-9256 

Hamm, Rodney G. (Rodney) [FE] Raleigh: Cary: First 

117 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511 " (919)467-1861 

Hammond, Robert Michael (Rob) [FE] Wlmington: Zion 

6860 Zion Church Rd. NE, Leland, NC 28451 (910) 253-5349 

Hancock, C. Glenn (Glenn) [AM] Sanford: Sardis 

803 Lauras Lane, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001 (704) 983-2272 

Hancock, Johanna Hudgin (Jo) [ROE] Durham: 

225 Roy Pierce Road, Timberlake, NC 27583 (336) 599-8585 

Hankal, Madison N. (Madison) [FE] New Bern: Trinity-New Bern 

P.O. Box 12867, New Bern, NC 28561 (252) 637-2660 

Hanson, Jared Andrew (Jared) [FL] Burlington: Fairview 

3128 Osceola Rd., Elon, NC 27244 (336) 584-5411 

Harbin, Harold H. Jr. (Hal) [FE] Rocky Mount: Halifax 

PO Box 365, Halifax, NC 27839 (252) 583-6271 

Hardt, Otto H. C. (Otto) [RE] Burlington: 

2503 McKinney Street, Burlington, NC 27217 (336) 570-0629 

Hargrove, Robert H. (Bob) [RL] Rockingham: 

1684 Wilis Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 (540) 593-2260 

Harrell, Haywood L. (Haywood) [RE] Goldsboro: 

380 Country Day Rd.,Apt. 122, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 581-8119 



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Harris, Don Lee (Don Lee) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

1408 Bridgeton Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 985-1226 

Harris, Henry Paul (Paul) [FL] New Bern: Cedar Island/ Sea Level 

143 Airbase Road, Atlantic, NC 28511 (252) 225-2751 

Harris, James H. Jr. (Jim) [FE] Sanford: Mount Gilead:First-Zion 

PO Box 176, 100 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, NC 27306 (910) 439-6475 

Harris, Jo Elaine (Jo Elaine) [PD] Raleigh: District Missions Pastor 

4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 787-0544 

Harris, Linda E. (Linda) [PL] Raleigh: Cokesbury UMC-Jenkins Memorial 

3004 Little John Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 212-2865 

Harris, Robert G. Jr. (Bob) [RE] Greenville: 

19 Lonsdale Rd., Farmingdale, ME 04344 (207) 622-7220 

Harrison, Shana Deanetia (Shana) [FE] Wilmington: Missionary Serving in Chile 
Montenegro 2257, Depto.501, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile 

Harrison, Susan (Susan) [PD] Raleigh: Soapstone UMC 

8229 City Loft Ct, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 571-3655 

Harriss, David J. (David) [FE] Fayetteville: Lillington UMC 

P.O. Box 68, 1203 Main Street, Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-3627 

Harriss-Foote, Margaret C. (Margaret) [RL] New Bern: Retired 

150 Beamon Rd., New Bern, 28562 (252) 638-8565 

Harry, James H. (Jim) [FE] Raleigh: Trinity 

824 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 832-1390 

Harsh-Cafferty, Susan L. (Susan) [FE] Durham: Incapacity Leave 

82 Willowbridge Dr., Durham, NC 27707 (919) 401-9492 

Harvell, Cliff (Cliff) [PL] Greenville: Maury-Mt. Herman Charge 

120 Satchwell Road, Grimesland, NC 27837 (252) 946-6362 

Harvey, George C. (George) [RL] Fayetteville: Trinity 

PO Box 1903, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (910) 323-3827 

Harwood, John E. Jr. (John) [RE] Burlington: 

302 Green Court, Elon, NC 27244 " (336) 585-1157 

Hatch, Mary Martha (Marti) [FE] Raleigh: Hinton Rural Life Center 

548 Deer Brook Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-2502 

Hause, Charles J. (Charlie) [RL] Wilmington: 

1519 Village Dr Apt 4, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 799-8989 

Hawkins, Patricia Freeman (Pat) [FE] Durham: Oxford 

1 05 W McClanahan St, PO Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565 (91 9) 693-4091 



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Hayes, James H. (Jim) [AM] New Bern: Riverdale 

4220 Old Cherry Point Rd., New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 514-6897 

Haynes, Tommy T. (Tommy) [PL] Sanford: Love Joy-Macedonia 

2656 Love Joy Road, Troy, NC 27371 (910) 572-1540 

Heath, David E. (David) [AM] Fayetteville: Mamer's Charge 

P.O. Box 545, Mamers, NC 27552 (910) 893-9885 

Heath, Leland Monroe Jr. (Leland) [FL] New Bern: Dover-Clarks 

PO Box 188, Dover, NC 28526 (252) 523-9938 

Hedrick, LonnieSr. (Lonnie) [PL] Greenville: Holly Springs 

109 North Eden Drive, Washington, NC 27889 ' (252)975-7909 

Heinze, David (David) [DM] Peninsula-Delaware: Hockessin UMC 

102 Sugar Maple Drive, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610) 444-6428 

Heitzenrater, Warren T. (Warren) [FL] Elizabeth City: Mount Hermon 

805 Okisko Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 264-2156 

Helms, Jay D. (Jay) [PE] Burlington: Bethel-Snow Camp 

6566 Bethel-South Fork Road, Snow Camp, North Carolina 27349 (336) 376-6237 

Helms, Julian B. Jr. (J.B.) [RE] Goldsboro: 

P.O. Box 82, 2939 So. NC 903 Hwy., Magnolia, NC 28453 (910) 289-4354 

Helms, Suzanna Ross (Suzanna) [FE] Raleigh: Family Leave 

4780 East 126th St., Carmel, IN 46033 (317) 846-4912 

Henderson, Regina (Regina) [FE] Fayetteville: Harry Hoiser 

6201 Milford Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 (910) 864-6019 

Hendricks, M. Elton (Elton) [RE] Fayetteville: President, Methodist College 

Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 630-7005 

Herrin, Charles L. (Chuck) [FE] Rockingham: Bethesda 

8414 South Creek Rd., Orrum, NC 28369 (910) 628-5384 

Herring, Charles M. (Charlie) [FE] Rockingham: Chaplain, US Army 
CMR420, BOX 1372, APOAE, 09063 

Hickle, Steven A. (Steve) [FE] Raleigh: Fairmont 

2501 ClarkAve., Raleigh, NC 27607 (919) 832-3316 

Hicks, Mark (Mark) [AF] : Western Conference 

PO Box 4158, Archdale, NC 27263 (336) 434-8612 

Hicks, Phyllis K. (Phyllis) [FE] Burlington: Dir. Past. Care & Counseling Institute 
3325 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite 220 Cedar Terrace, Durham, NC 27707 

(919) 489-6452 



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Hicks, Rose C. (Rose) [PL] Goldsboro: Ebenezer (Wayne Co.) 

563 Airport Rd., Pikeville, NC 27863 (919) 735-7588 

Hicks, Wayne Marion (Wayne) [FE] Rocky Mount: Nashville 

PO Box 86, Nashville, NC 27856 (252) 459-7178 

Higgins, Lawrence C. (Larry) [FE] New Bern: Incapacity Leave 

136 Derby Park Ave, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 633-0046 

Highsmith, Emmett James (E. J.) [PL] Wilmington: Westview 

4869 Highsmith Rd., Rocky Point, NC 28457 (910) 259-5278 

Hill, Edward Carlton (Eddie) [FE] Wlmington: Sharon (Holden Beach) 

2030 Holden Beach Road, SW, Supply, NC 28462 (910) 842-2929 

Hill, Edward F. II (Ned) [FE] Raleigh: District Superintendent 

PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 834-5100 

Hill, Jan N. (Jan) [FE] New Bern: Harlowe-Oak Grove Charge 
5129 Hwy 101, Newport, NC 28570 

Hill, Richard C. (Richard) [FL] Rocky Mount: South Rosemary 

1931 Willow St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-1586 

Hill, Robert Elwood (Robert) [FL] New Bern: Franklin Memorial 

601 Colonial Ave., Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 726-4053 

Hillman, Randy A. (Randy) [FE] Elizabeth City: Mgr. Chaplaincy Serv, Forsyth Mem. Hosp. 
3333 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, NC 27103 (336) 718-2005 

Hines, James R. (Jim) [FL] Wilmington: Chadbourn-Evergreen 

300 E 3rd Ave., Chadbourn, NC 28431 (91 0) 654-3563 

Hinnant, H. Mallie (Mallie) [FE] Greenville: Institute and Conf. Evangelist 

PO Box 11392, Goldsboro, NC 27532 (919) 242-6132 

Hobbs, James L (Jim) [RE] Burlington: 

939 Kimberly Rd., Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 584-0052 

Hobbs, John W. (John) [RE] Greenville: 

9316 Longputt Court, Wlmington, NC 28412 (919) 313-1365 

Hobbs, Michael B. (Michael) [RE] Durham: Retired 

232 Cotton Pickin Place, Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 430-1206 

Hobbs, Susan Parler (Susan) [FL] Raleigh: Garner First, Associate 

PO Box 2179, Garner, NC 27529 ~ 919) 772-2042 

Hobbs, Terry A. (Terry) [PE] Goldsboro: Seven Springs 

PO Box 64, 201 New St., Seven Springs, NC 28578 (252) 569-2871 

Hockett, Margaret B. (Margaret) [FL] Wilmington: Wesley Memorial Assoc. 

111 Sassanque Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 (910) 675-2600 



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Hocutt, Allison Brady (Al) [FE] Durham: Aldersgate-Associate 

1320 Umstead Rd., Durham, NC 27712 (919) 477-0509 

Hodge, Rudolph H. (Rudy) [RE] New Bern: 

10 St. Andrews Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465 (919) 278-9733 

Hodgin, Hubert Howard (Hugo) [RE] Burlington: 

110 Westover Dr, Lexington, NC 27292 " (336) 249-3109 

Hollis, Thomas M. (Tom) [FE] Raleigh: Garner: Garner 

P. O. Box 2179, Garner, NC 27529 " (919) 772-2042 

Holloway, Teresa Corley (Teresa) [FE] Elizabeth City: Colington United Methodist 

120 Broadbay Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 " (252) 441-5595 

Hollowell, David (David) [PL] Goldsboro: Mt. Carmel UMC-Pikeville 

1730 Memorial Church Road, Fremont, NC 27830 (919) 242-6966 

Holmes, William C. (William) [ROE] Elizabeth City: Grace 

346 Muddy Crk Rd, Hertford, NC 27944 (252) 264-4655 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. (Tom) [RE] Durham: 

755 Brooks Dairy Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 597-9194 



Hood, Elizabeth Hackney (Beth) [FE] Sanford: Aberdeen: Page Memorial 

PO Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 2831 5 " (91 0) 944-1 093 

Hood, Jean L. (Jean) [RE] Goldsboro: 

2747 US Highway 13 South, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 689-9850 

Hoogerland, Thomas D. (Tom) [RE] Goldsboro: 

202 Kuwicki Rd, Pikeville, NC 27863 (919) 739-6566 

Hoover, Donna Leigh (Donna) [PL] Durham: Longhurst 

291 Providence Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 599-6812 

Horn, Joyce Beal (Joyce) [PD] Raleigh: Genesis 

2112 Shenandoah Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 834-3223 

Home, Alvin M. (Al) [FE] Burlington: Hillsborough 

130 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 732-3460 

Home, Herbert Franklin (Herb) [RL] New Bern: 

PO Box 728, Maysville, NC 28555 (91 0) 346-6409 

Horney, Thurman Jr. (Thurman) [PE] Goldsboro: St. Paul -Associate 

102 S. Jefferson Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-8928 

Horton, Benjamin Edward (Ben) [PL] Wlmington: Dixon's Chapel 

4143D Spirea Drive, Wlmington, NC 28403 " (910) 392-5134 

Howie, John D. (John) [FL] Elizabeth City: South Mills Charge 

PO Box 100, 103 Main St., South Mills, NC 27976 (252) 771-2401 



Hoyle, Cathy McCabe (Cathy) [PE] Raleigh: Macedonia -Associate 

3325 Manor Ridge Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 772-5960 

Hoyle, William S. Jr. (Will) [FE] Sanford: St. Luke: Associate 

2916 Wcker Street, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-2012 

Hubbard, Charles S. (Charlie) [RE] Sanford: 

PO Box 58, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-2060 

Huckaby, Robert L Jr. (Rob) [FD] Raleigh: Brentwood: Brentwood TN 

309 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 373-3663 

Hudson, Pamela Jo (Pamela) [FE] Rocky Mount: Chaplain FirstHealth Hospice & 
980 N. May St. #1, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 692-4119 

Huffines, Terry L. (Terry) [FE] Burlington: Elon: First 

PO Box 923, Elon, NC 27244 (336) 584-5263 

Huffman, Bryan Scott (Bryan) [FE] Goldsboro: St. Joseph 

202 Church St., PO Box 870, Pikeville, NC 27863 (919) 242-9911 

Huffman, Virgil B. (Butch) [FE] Goldsboro: Edgerton Memorial 

420 Bennett Drive, Selma, NC 27576 (919) 965-2767 

Huggins, H. Sidney III (Sid) [FE] Burlington: Front Street UMC 

P.O. Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216 (336) 227-6263 

Humphreys, Chris Dwight (Chris) [AM] Fayetteville: Victory/Person St. Charge 

P.O. Box 87133, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (910) 484-3390 

Hunnings, Bess G. (Bess) [RE] Durham: 

910 Sunstone Dr, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 471-0531 

Hunt, Harold (Harold) [RL] Rockingham: Ashpole Center 

PO Box 1531, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-3654 

Hunt, Henry B. (Henry) [PL] Fayetteville: Grace 

PO Box 2621, 719 Brookfield Dr., Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-9300 

Hunter, J. Manly (Jack) [RE] Sanford: 

2212 Tanglewood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-4913 

Hunter, Jack L. (Jack) [RE] Raleigh: 

201 Glen Abbey Dr., Cary, NC 27513 (919) 460-8929 

Hunter, M. Park (Park) [SP] Burlington: New Hope-Purley Charge 

4385 Blanch Road, Blanch, NC 27212 (336) 694-4020 

Huskins, James R. (Jim) [FE] Elizabeth City: Edenton 

PO Box 37, Edenton, NC 27932 (252) 482-3269 

Hutchins, David Carl (David) [FE] Sanford: Star 

PO Box 375, Star, NC 27356 (91 0) 428-4543 



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Hutchinson, Charles H. (Charles) [RE] Elizabeth City: 

PO Box 1507, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-4088 

Ingram, Geraldine D. (Gerry) [RE] Raleigh: 

102 Mainsail Drive, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 319-1591 

Innes, Randall E. (Randy) [FE] Raleigh: Millbrook 

1712 E. Millbrook, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 876-0865 

Irvine, Robert Julian (Julian) [FD] Raleigh: Millbrook UMC 

5514 North Quail Hollow Dr., Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 479-0036 

Ivey, Melinda(Melinda) [OF] Fayetteville: Salem -Assoc. 

603 Hayes Mill Road, Autryville, NC 28318 (910) 567-4205 

Jackson, Jerry A. (Jerry) [FE] Goldsboro: Providence 

202 Providence Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 734-7114 

Jackson, Joseph (Joe) [PL] : 

Jackson, Joseph L. (Joe) [PL] Burlington: High Tower Charge 

711 Carl Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 929-8010 

Jackson, Wilbur I. (Wil) [RE] Raleigh: 

5417 Blowing Field Circle, Knightdale, NC 27545 (919) 217-1365 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) [FD] Rockingham: Prospect 
PO Box 1348, Pembroke, NC 28372 

James, Sherrie (Sherrie) [PE] Elizabeth City: Tyrrell Charge 

P.O. Box 168, Columbia, NC 27925 ' (252) 637-7737 

Jarrett, Eddie Jo V. (Eddie Jo) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

2345 Henderson Mill Rd. NE, Condo. 5, Atlanta, GA 30345 (770) 939-9467 

Jeffries, Jonathan David (Jonathan) [FE] Raleigh: Edenton Street - Assoc. 

1543 Iredell Dr., Raleigh, NC 27608 " (919) 832-0684 

Jeffries, William M. Sr. (Bill) [RE] Burlington: City Road 

3619 Sunningdale Way, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 402-0424 

Jenkins, David Omar (David) [FE] Durham: Program Coordinator & Lecturer 
74 28th. Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 

Jenks, Gregory Keith (Greg) [FE] Raleigh: EXTMIN 

143 Alan Lane, Clayton, NC 27520 (919) 550-8799 

Jenness, Eugene Ray Jr. (Bud) [FE] Fayetteville: Kipling 

PO Box 146, Kipling, NC 27543 (919) 557-1332 

Jernigan, J.O. (Julius) [RE] Fayetteville: 

5736 Dobson Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 488-2629 



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Jessee, D. Douglas (Doug) [FE] New Bern: District Superintendent 

211 Wingate Drive, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 637-6046 

Johnson, C. Reginald (Reg) [FE] Greenville: Dean of the Chapel, Asbury Seminary 
525 Talbott Dr, Wilmore, KY 40390 (859) 858-3081 

Johnson, David W. (Dave) [PL] Sanford: Cameron UMC 

190 Drumar Court, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 692-3702 

Johnson, Doris J. (Doris) [RL] Elizabeth City: 

240 S Earley Station Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910 (252) 332-4881 

Johnson, George W. (George) [RE] Durham: 

165 Latoma Dr, Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 599-1437 

Johnson, Glenda Noble (Glenda) [RE] Raleigh: 

4000 Brothwell Court, Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 851-1869 

Johnson, J. Donald (Don) [RE] Burlington: 

100 Highland Trl, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 929-8524 

Johnson, Kathryn Rives (Kay) [FE] Raleigh: Edenton Street - Assoc. 

228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 832-7535 

Johnson, Lawrence E. (Lawrence) [FE] Durham: Dir. , Multicultural and Social Ministrie 
507 Tuggle Street, Durham, NC 27713 (919) 484-0558 

Johnson, Marilyn H. (Marilyn) [DR] New Bern: 

1408 Kimberly Rd, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 638-1372 

Johnston, Walter G III (Walter) [PL] Elizabeth City: Harrellsville/Colerain 

86 Perkins Rd., Gatesville, NC 27938 (252) 357-1837 

Jones, Daniel P. (Dan) [AM] Rocky Mount: Wlson: First Associate 

PO Box 1423, Wlson, NC 27894 (252) 237-6121 

Jones, Donnie L. (Donnie) [FE] Burlington: Aldersgate 

5347 Yardley Terrace, Durham, North Carolina 27707 (919) 490-3195 

Jones, George A. (George) [RE] Greenville: 

PO Box 65, 275 N. Fifth Street, Aurora, NC 27804 (252) 322-9984 

Jones, Linwood S. (Lindy) [RA] Goldsboro: Turkey-Carlton 

740 Kinsey Mill Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365 (919) 658-2746 

Jones, O. Joseph (Joe) [SY] Durham: Mt. Carmel 

PO Box 124, Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 492-3878 

Jones, Vassar W. (Vassar) [RE] Durham: 

PO Box 1221, 418 West Gordon Street, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 599-9203 

Jordan, Bobby L. (Bobby) [AM] Rockingham: Incapacity Leave 

2085 Osborne Rd, Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 205-0473 



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Joyce, Eric Randall (Eric) [PL] Sanford: Doub's Chapel 

215 Midland Road, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 (910) 692-9878 

Joyner, F. Belton Jr. (Belton) [RE] Durham: 

8809 Millers Bend, Bahama, NC 27503 (919) 479-9816 

Joyner, John Anthony (Tony) [FL] Fayetteville: Goshen-Keener 

11867 Hobbton Hwy., Newton Grove, NC 28366 (910) 594-0992 

Juren, Jerry Jay (Jerry) [RE] Burlington: St. Paul charge conference 

10508 Sedgebrook Drive, Riverview, Florida 33569 (813) 600-5193 

Kasper, J. Mark (Mark) [RE] Wilmington: 

2841 N. Ocean Blvd., Apt. 701, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 568-0901 

Keck, Andrew (Andy) [FD] Burlington: Elec. Services, Duke Div. Sch. 

Duke Divinity School Library, Box 90972, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-3549 

Killian, Diana B. (Diana) [FE] Rockingham: Trinity 

400 E 3rd Ave., Red Springs, NC 28377 (910) 834-4019 

Kim, Chang Bae (Chang) [OE] Fayetteville: HarnettCokesbury-Blacks Chapel 
6678 River Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

Kim, Esther Chung (Esther) [OP] Raleigh: St. Andrew 

4705 Carlton Crossing Dr., Durham, NC 27713 (919) 419-9333 

Kim, Hyung S. (Hyung) [PE] Fayetteville: Union 

1075 Kramer Road, Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-3789 

Kim, Kwan Seok (Kwan) [OE] Raleigh: Agape Korean 

1426 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 828-5556 

Kimbrough, Anita J. (Meyer) (Anita) [PD] Goldsboro: Daniels Memorial UMC 

114 Oak Tree Drive, Pikeville, NC 27863 (919) 735-2920 

King, Carl Harnett (Carl) [FE] Fayetteville: Leave of Absence 

4230 Shorebrook Dr., Columbia, SC 29206 (803) 553-0973 

King, David Lewis (David) [SP] Burlington: Concord 

4504 E Greensboro/Chapel Hill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (336) 376-9719 

Kirby, Wallace H. (Wallace) [RE] Durham: 

PO Box 240, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 597-2054 

Knott, T. Garland (Garland) [RE] Fayetteville: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, #A228, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2173 

Knowles, Russell R. (Russell) [RA] Wilmington: 

PO Box 35, 40 Knox St., Bolivia, NC 28422 (91 0) 253-3647 

Kohus, Sylvia Tripp (Sylvia) [PL] Greenville: Warren Chapel 

P.O. Box 197, Blounte Creek, NC 27814 (252) 322-5410 



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Kossan, Joseph E. (Joseph) [RE] Wilmington: 

79 Northrup Dr., Franklin, NC 28734 " (828) 349-3355 

Kretzu, Robert (Bob) [FE] Durham: Parkwood 

5123 Revere Dr., Durham, NC 27713 (919) 544-1078 

Krueger, Todd Stephen (Todd) [FE] Raleigh: Zebulon 

121 W Gannon St., Zebulon, NC 27597 (919) 269-9408 

Kunka, Alice Kirkman (Alice) [FD] Raleigh: Sunrise 

204 Birkhaven Dr, Cary, NC 27518 (919) 851-5106 

Lackey, Duke Caldwell (Duke) [FE] Durham: Trinity 

808 East Oak Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (919) 309-9844 

Lain, William Douglas Jr. (Doug) [FE] Raleigh: Wendell 

308 Fowlkes St., Wendell, NC 27591 (919) 365-9281 

Lamb, Kimberly (Kim) [FL] Raleigh: North Raleigh -Assoc. 

8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 847-1536 

Lamm, Dennis Cecil (Dennis) [FE] Greenville: Rainbow 

231 Harper Drive, Snow Hill, NC 28580 (252) 747-2668 

Lam neck, Forrest D. (Jack) [RE] Goldsboro: 

22437 TR 1203, W LaFayette, OH 43845 (740) 623-8853 

Lancaster, Charles Hulbert (Charles) [RE] Durham: 

PO Box 543, 802 Cresent Dr., Creedmoor, NC 27522 (919) 528-1445 

Lancaster, Marcia Faith (Marcia) [PL] Wlmington: Bladen Charge 
1925 Southern Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28306 

Lancaster, Maurice (Maurice) [RA] Fayetteville: 

1925 Southern Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (910) 484-1438 

Lancaster, Tryon D. (Tryon) [SY] Fayetteville: Wesley Heights 

304 Trinity Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 483-3670 

Lane, J. Rodney Jr. (Rodney) [RA] Wilmington: 

2991 Burnsville St. SW, Supply, NC 28462 (910) 846-3609 

Langley, Delores Anne (Delores) [FE] Burlington: Faith 

1732 West Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 226-2991 

Langston, J. Craig (Craig) [FL] Goldsboro: Falling Creek 

1307 E. Beech Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 " (919) 734-8115 

Lassiter, Kristin (Kristin) [FD] Burlington: Elon: First 

PO Box 923, Elon, NC 27244 (336) 584-5263 

Lawrence, Cheryl Moffett (Cheryl) [PE] Durham: Carr 

114 Collums Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 960-7000 



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Lawrence, Teresa E. (Terie) [FE] Fayetteville: Cumberland 

2262 George Owen Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (910) 425-5356 

Laytham, David Brent (Brent) [FE] Burlington: Orange 

North Park Theological Sem., 3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 244-6221 

Lear, Heather Heinzman (Heather) [PE] Raleigh: Highland -Assoc. 

1901 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 ' (919) 787-4240 

Leatherman, Harold F. (Harold) [RE] Rockingham: FirstLincolnton, Minister of Visitation 
803 N Laurel St, Lincolnton, NC 28092 (704) 735-2335 

LeBlanc, Diane W. (Diane) [FL] New Bern: Core Creek UMC 

124 Hardesty Loop Rd., Newport, NC 28570 (252) 728-1403 

Leburg, Michael W. (Mike) [FE] Greenville: Leave of Absence 

1705 Lewellyn Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 288-6343 

Lee, James C. (Jim) [FE] Raleigh: Highland UMC 

1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 (919) 787-4240 

Lee, Kye (Kye) [SY] Raleigh: Calvary Korean 

3605 Cumberland Creek Rd. #201, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 844-9300 

Lee, Samuel Sunghwan (Samuel) [RE] Fayetteville: 

19850 Golden Springs Dr., R-123, Walnut, CA 91789 (909) 444-5827 

Lee, Woo-ll (Paul) [PE] Rocky Mount: Northampton Charge 

PO Box 767, Jackson, NC 27845 (252) 534-4281 

Leechford, Jane Lee (Jane) [SP] Rocky Mount: Warren Charge 

3199 US Hwy 401 S, Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 492-0771 

Leeland, Paul L. (Paul) [FE] Raleigh: Assist, to Bishop/Dir. Min Rel 

P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 832-9560 

Lee-Torres, Ronda (Ronda) [FD] Sanford: Incapacity Leave 

507 Stornoway Drive, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 944-2292 

Leonhard, Richard (Richard) [RL] Greenville: 

2306 Lakes Of Melbourne Dr., Melbourne, FL 32904 (321) 722-0762 

Levin, Dennis P. (Dennis) [FE] Greenville: Ayden 

PO Box 335, Ayden, NC 2851 3 (252) 746-6524 

Lewis, Jerry D. (Jerry) [FE] New Bern: AF Chief of Chaplains Office 

12041 Thomas Ave, Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 450-6651 

Lewis, Richard F. (Dick) [RA] Goldsboro: Ebenezer (Johnston Co.) 

PO Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325 (919) 658-3098 

Lewis, Stanley A. Jr. (Stanley) [FE] Rocky Mount: Calvary Charge 

16 Calvary Church Rd., Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-3762 



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Lewis, Wallace B. (Wallace) [RA] Goldsboro: 

497 Daugherty Road, Dover, NC 28526 (252) 523-9142 

Licht, Robert Wayne (Rob) [FE] Durham: Mount Sylvan -Assoc. 

31 Lamb Court, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 768-7680 

Lindblade, Eric N. Jr. (Eric) [FE] New Bern: Ann Street 

417 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-4279 

Lindblade, Susan Clayton (Susan) [FE] New Bern: Newport: St. James 

P O Box 250, Newport, NC 28570 (252) 223-4231 

Lipp, Daniel F. (Dan) [OF] Raleigh: First: Cary -Assoc. 

117 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-1861 

Lister, Cynthia Kay (Cindy) [FE] Burlington: Efland 

P.O. Box 121, Efland, North Carolina 27243 (919) 732-7957 

Little, Brooks Bivens (Brooks) [RE] Durham: 

2900 Lake Book Blvd., Apt. 603, Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 450-8966 

Little, Milton E. (Milton) [PL] Fayetteville: Bethany 

3531 Godwin Circle, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28312 (910) 483-4824 

Little, Stephen N. (Steve) [FE] Fayetteville: Erwin-Parkers Grove Charge 

610 Denim Dr, Erwin, NC 28339 (910) 897-5968 

Litzenberger, Charles M. (Charlie) [FE] Burlington: Incapacity Leave 

140 Ridge Trail, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516 (919) 942-1873 

Livingood, Brent (Brent) [FL] Durham: Brookland-Brooksdale 
311 Allensville Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 

Lloyd, Frank I. Jr. (Frank) [RE] Sanford: Carbonton UMC 

6980 Carbonton Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 (910) 777-9869 

Locklear, Bill James (Bill) [RE] Rockingham: Pleasant Grove: Rowland 

1026 Jl Road, Maxton, NC 28364 (910) 521-9360 

Locklear, Douglas M. (Doug) [PL] Rockingham: Ashpole Center 

3377 Hwy 74 West, Lumberton, NC 28360 (910) 521-3222 

Locklear, George Lloyd (George) [PL] Rockingham: New Philadelphus 

129 George & Mollie Dr., Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-4429 

Locklear, Kenneth (Kenneth) [FE] Rockingham: Prospect 

3929 Missouri Rd., Maxton, NC 28364 (910) 521-2111 

Locklear, Mattheue B. (Mattheue) [FL] Rockingham: Sandy Plains 

2518 Locklear Rd., Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 522-0463 

Loftis, Thomas E. (Tom) [RE] Durham: 

548 Alleghany Drive, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 597-2434 



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Logston, Linda (Linda) [FD] Greenville: 

3813 Sterling Pointe Drive, V9, Winterville, NC 28590 (252) 355-3750 

Logue, Kelly Lyn (Kelly Lyn) [FE] Raleigh: White Plains 

313 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-4991 

Lovelace, Henry N. (Henry) [RE] Raleigh: 

779 Rock Church Rd, Clarksville, VA 23927 (434) 252-1405 

Lowery, James Thomas III (Trip) [FE] Elizabeth City: Nags Head: Mighty Wind 
806 W Sportsman Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 

Lowry, Herbert Jr. (Herbert) [FE] Sanford: Piney Grove-Hickory Grove 

2160 Ed Clapp Road, Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 742-3557 

Lowry, Jerry (Jerry) [FE] Sanford: District Superintendent 

1511 Columbine Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-7041 

Loy, Samuel W. (Sam) [FE] Fayetteville: Clinton:Grace/Coharie 

301 Fairfax St, Clinton, NC 28328 (910) 592-4195 

Loyd, Roger Leroy (Roger) [FE] Durham: Librarian & Profes. Duke Univ. 

Divinity Library.PO Box 90972, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-3452 

Lucas, Carolyn (Carolyn) [FE] Fayetteville: John Wesley 

616 Cumberland St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 483-5052 

Lugar, Lawrence E. (Lawrence) [RE] Fayetteville: 

334 Grape Arbor Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 485-8541 

Lukens, Douglas J. (Doug) [PL] Wlmington: Herrings Chapel 

128 Casha Road, Rocky Point, NC 28457 (910) 602-6420 

Lupton, John Clifton Jr. (Johnny) [INC] New Bern: 

107 E. Sherwood Drive, Havelock, NC 28532 (252) 447-1091 

Lykins, Patricia (Pat) [FD] Raleigh: St. Francis:Dir.,Miss. & Evang 

2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 362-1666 

Lynge, Audrey Holmes (Audrey) [FE] Rockingham: Counselor.Centerpoint Human 

Services 

312 Garden Valley Dr., Wnston Salem, NC 27107 (336) 764-4354 



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Mackey, John M. (John) [RE] Fayetteville: 

2614 Trenton Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 484-1256 

MacVane, Joy Reed (Joy) [FE] Burlington: Family Leave 

111 Wolfs Trail, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 929-6384 

Madison, John Talton Jr. (Tal) [FE] Sanford: Smyrna 

203 Smyrna Church Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 464-3542 

Malcolm, David (David) [FE] Fayetteville: Camp Ground UMC 

7778 Stoney Point Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (910) 425-5642 

Malloy, David O. (David) [FE] Rockingham: Incapacity Leave 

11841 Barnes Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 277-0505 

Malloy, James Edward Jr. (James) [FE] Sanford: Sanford Circuit 

818 Tim Currin Road, Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-4682 

Maness, Tracy A. (Tracy) [RE] Raleigh: 

6101 Parker Croft Court, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 847-8871 

Mangum, Robert L. (Bob) [RE] Rockingham: Hickory Grove UMC 

128 Stanley St., Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 522-6422 

Mann, Barbara Price (Barbara) [FE] Raleigh: Pastoral Counselor 

102 Cassidy Ct, Cary, NC 27511 " (919) 467-7005 

Mann, Milton T. (Milton) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

496 Clematis Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 937-2102 

Mann, W. Joseph (Joe) [FE] Raleigh: Dir. Rural Church Division 

100 N.Tryon Street.Suite 3500, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 376-0291 

Marsicano, Leslie M. (Leslie) [FE] Durham: Assoc. Dean of Students, Davidson College 
1935 S. Wendover Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (704) 364-4642 

Martin, Jerry Dean (Jerry) [FE] Burlington: Swepsonville 

P. O. Box 235, 1307 E. Main St., Swepsonville, N.C. 27359 (336) 578-8776 

Martin, Sam Francis III (Sam) [FE] Greenville: Dir., Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
1727 Rondo Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 756-8670 

Mason, Glenn E. (Glenn) [RE] Raleigh: New Beginnings - Youngsville 

4123 Proctor Woods Lane, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 233-4929 

Massey, Gerald R. (Gerald) [RA] Goldsboro: 

P O Box 3202, Eureka, NC 27830 (919) 242-4532 

Mathews, Richard Thorne (Richard) [FE] Raleigh: Bunn/Hill King 

PO Box 142, 210 Main St., Bunn, NC 27508 (919)496-5655 

Maultsby, J. Alexander III (Alex) [FE] Raleigh: Chaplain- Louisburg College 

3106 Rose Lane, Zebulon, NC 27597 " ~ (919)269-8295 



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Maurer, Rhonda Turner (Rhonda) [PE] Raleigh: Saint Marks - Associate 

4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 " (919) 787-0544 

Maynard, Randall Grey (Randy) [FE] Raleigh: Saint Andrews 

1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 772-4410 

Mayo, Leonard E. (Leonard) [RE] Rockingham: 

1205 Ann St., Rockingham, NC 28379 (910) 997-4963 

McCarver, Clyde G (Clyde) [RE] Rockingham: 

322 Oakdale Dr, Harteville, SC 29550 (843) 332-9473 

McClure, Mary Frances (Mary Frances) [PL] Burlington: Evergreen -Associate 

11098 US 15-501 S, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 " (919) 968-0198 

McCranie, Glenn H. (Glenn) [ROE] Elizabeth City: 

PO Box 493, 108 Pleasant Point, Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 453-6046 

McDonald, Walter N. (Walter) [RE] Raleigh: 

305 Sunset Ave., Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-3757 

McDougald, George Jr. (George) [OD] Rockingham: Cool Spring 

P.O. Box 731, 37 Jerome Dr., Red Springs, NC 28377 (910) 843-8782 

McElroy, Steven W. (Steve) [FE] Burlington: Christ 

800 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 969-8820 

McGarvey, Gregory L. (Gregg) [FE] Durham: Glendale Heights 

4410 David St., Durham, NC 22770 (919) 477-5270 

McKee, Robert F. (Robert) [RE] Raleigh: 

1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307 (864) 582-0012 

McKenzie, Charles E. (Charles) [FE] Elizabeth City: City Road 

PO Box 535, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27907 (252) 335-2658 

McKenzie, G Robert Jr. (Bob) [RE] Burlington: 

2704 Edgewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 584-1733 

McKeown, Claire Clyburn (Claire) [FE] Sanford: Pittsboro: First 

PO Box 1827, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4525 

McKita, Carleton P. (Carleton) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

3508 Hawthorne Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 937-4364 

McLaurin, Horace L. (Horace) [RE] New Bern: 

205 Trolley Ct, New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 635-2948 

McLean, James H. (James) [RA] Fayetteville: Sampson Charge 

413 Broad Street, Roseboro, NC 28382 (910) 525-5173 

McLean, Kenneth B. (Ken) [FE] Durham: Oak Grove 

4401 Chub Lake Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574 (336) 599-9022 



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McLeod, Walter E. (Walter) [FE] Raleigh: Wlson Temple 

1021 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 828-1244 

McMillan, Samuel D. Ill (Mack) [FE] Rockingham: Laurinburg: Saint Luke 

1501 Turnpike Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-6821 

McQuade, J. Stanley (Stanley) [FE] Raleigh: Chap./Profes. of Law, Campbell 

56 Wallace Ln., Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-2758 

Meador, Amy Elizabeth (Amy) [PE] Sanford: Lemon Springs 

PO Box 129, Lemon Springs, NC 28355 " (919) 776-8072 

Melvin, B. Fallon Jr. (Fallon) [RA] Sanford: Poplar Springs 

12570 Hwy 50 N, Wllow Springs, NC 27592 (919) 207-0640 

Melvin, Benjamin R. (Benny) [RE] Fayetteville: None-2006-2007 

4515 Keg Court, Fayetteville, NC 28314 (910) 487-8260 

Mendez, Sadot (Sadot) [SY] Elizabeth City: Center Hill 

223 1/2 Woodland Circle, Hertford, NC 27944 (252) 426-5620 

Mentzer, James G. (Jim) [FE] Raleigh: United Methodist Foundation 

304 Southampton Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545 (919) 217-6891 

Mercer, Charles H. (Charles) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway #259, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2818 

Metcalf, Ellen H. (Ellen) [FE] Raleigh: Leave of Absence 

2000 Redding Ln., Durham, NC 27712 (919) 479-0687 

Methvin, Rayford H. (Rayford) [RE] Raleigh: 

108 Lakeview Court, Garner, NC 27529 (919) 553-9132 

Midgett, Peleg D. Ill (PD.) [RE] Wlmington: 

1002 Bussells Turn, Southport, NC 28461 (910) 457-5556 

Millan, Hector (Hector) [FE] Raleigh: Incapacity Leave 

2721 Lead Crystal Ct, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 836-8472 

Miller, Donald Thomas (Tom) [SP] Rocky Mount: Bethlehem/Shady Grove 

2668 NC Hwy 58, Warrenton, N.C. 27589 (252) 257-4417 

Miller, James H. Jr. (Jimmy) [RE] Greenville: 

3734 Hwy 258 S., Kinston, NC 28504 (252) 527-1606 

Miller, Keith A. (Keith) [FE] Fayetteville: Spring Hill 

1870 Spring Hill Church Rd., Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-6381 

Miller, Lon William (Lon) [FE] Wlmington: Incapacity Leave 

226 Fairfield Dr., Wlmington, NC 28401 (910) 251-9266 

Miller, Theodore Ralph (T R.) [FE] Durham: Long Memorial 

PO Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 599-1193 



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Mills, Taylor W. (Taylor) [FE] Raleigh: Avent Ferry 

2700 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 833-9394 

Millwood, Paul C. (Paul) [RP] Greenville: 

2109 Holly Hill Court, Swansboro, NC 28584 (910) 326-6804 

Milton, Stuart M. (Stuart) [FE] Burlington: Walnut Grove 

7215 Walnut Grove Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (919) 732-5722 

Minnick, Gregory Carlton (Gregory) [FE] Durham: Mt. Tirzah 

4553 Surl Mt. Tirzah Rd., Timberlake, NC 27583 (336) 364-1387 

Minnick, Jonathan Allen (Jay) [FE] Raleigh: Pleasant Grove 

2908 Dunkirk Dr., Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 844-2151 

Mitchell, Jerry E. (Jerry) [AM] Goldsboro: Garris Chapel 

136 Woods Mill Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 778-1887 

Mitchell, Laura H. (Laura) [FE] Wlmington: Wrightsville -Assoc. 

PO Box 748, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (910) 256-4471 

Mitchell, William K. Jr. (Bill) [RE] Sanford: Retired 

195 Healing Acres Lane, Carthage, NC 28327 (919) 718-5187 

Moehring, David (David) [FE] Elizabeth City: Camden 

197 S. Hwy. 343, Camden, NC 27921 (252) 335-7565 

Montanez, Jose Javier (Jose) [PL] Raleigh: Christ Community: Associate 

1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton, NC 27520 (919) 553-9770 

Moore, Christopher Gregory (Greg) [FL] Burlington: Christ -Assoc. 

10005 Main St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 969-8820 

Moore, Robert F. (Bob) [RE] Rockingham: 

1400 Redden St, Fairmont, NC 28340 (910) 628-7897 

Morgan, Deborah Ann (Debbie) [FE] Durham: Staff Chaplain, Duke Med. Cent 

6551 New Sharon Church Road, Rougemont, NC 27572 (919) 732-3399 

Morgan, Robert W. (Bob) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

2376 Sanders Rd., Wllow Spring, NC 27592 (919) 894-1005 

Morris, Brigitte Ann Freeman (Brigitte) [FD] Greenville: First, Washington - Deacon 
P O Box 715, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-3311 

Morris, Homer E. (Homer) [FE] Goldsboro: St. Paul 

204 East Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 734-2965 

Morrison, Charles K. (Charles) [FE] Goldsboro: Centenary 

140 East Market Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-2333 

Morrison, J. Edward (Ed) [FE] Rockingham: Incapacity Leave 

321 Loblolly Drive, Vass, NC 28394 (910) 245-2492 



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Morrison, Jackie (Jackie) [SY] Rockingham: Fairmont: Pleasant Grove 

12440 Ormsby Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-6279 

Morrow, Floyd R. Jr. (Floyd) [RE] Burlington: Retired 

1900 Rice Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 492-7982 

Morton, Dean Healy (Dean) [RL] Wilmington: Pine Valley, Associate 

3425 Chalmers Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 (910) 791-6484 

Morton, Elva L. Ill (Bud) [FL] New Bern: Wlliston/Stacy 

P.O. Box 917, 478 highway 70 east, Williston, N.C. 28589 (252) 729-3661 

Moseley, Charles K. (Charles) [FE] Elizabeth City: Hatteras 

PO Box 800, 57654 Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27943 (252) 986-2254 

Moser, R. E. Lee (Lee) [RE] Burlington: Retired 

1741 Belmont-Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 228-0756 

Moser, Rachel Tucker (Rachel) [FE] New Bern: Swansboro -Assoc. 

665 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584 (910) 326-4822 

Moser, Rick A. (Rick) [FE] New Bern: Northwoods 

113 McRae Court, Jacksonville, NC 28546 (910) 347-1338 

Mosley, John Raymons (John) [PL] New Bern: Pollocksville 

702 Oakdale Avenue, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 638-1317 

Motley, Joseph A. (Joe) [FE] New Bern: Bridgeton 

781 Chadwick Shores Drive, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (910) 327-2713 

Mull, Sandra (Sandra) [PL] Fayetteville: Tabor 

2115 Clinchfield Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 484-9861 

Mullen, Roderic L. (Rod) [FE] Fayetteville: Roseboro 

P.O. Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382 (910) 525-4470 

Mullenix, Steven (Steven) [OF] Rocky Mount: Gaston Charge 

PO Box 267, 423 Lawrenceville Rd., Gaston, NC 27832 (252) 537-3638 

Murphree, Gary (Gary) [FL] Durham: Gillburg-Spring Valley 

4939 NC Hwy 39 S, Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 492-3671 

Murphy, James Olen Jr. (Jim) [FE] Sanford: Silk Hope 

7760 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 742-2005 

Murphy, Mark (Mark) [PL] Wilmington: Brunswick Circuit 

3500 Iris Street, Wilmington, NC 28409 (910) 452-3245 

Murphy, Miles Jr. (Miles) [RE] Rockingham: 

16 Fort Worth St, Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 851-6334 

Murray, Eric Octavius (Eric) [RE] Raleigh: 

6304 Diamond Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 773-9469 



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Musser, Benjamin Franklin (Ben) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

PO Box 26, Elm City, NC 27822 (252) 236-7966 

Myers, Charles Donald (Charles) [FE] Rocky Mount: Spring-Lebanon 

P.O. Box 1327, Gaston, NC 27832 (252) 537-0616 

Myers, Gail Ingram (Gail) [PE] Durham: Lakewood 

137 Line Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 773-1750 

Myrick, E. Larry (Larry) [PL] Fayetteville: McGee 

PO Box 1255, Rose Hill, NC 28458 (910) 289-7453 

Nagel, Donald C. (Don) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

101 Alpine Way, Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298-7024 

Namkoong, Won Seok (Won) [FE] Elizabeth City: District Superintendent 

1129 Horseshoe Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 335-2415 

Nanney, R. Keith (Keith) [FE] Rockingham: First 

P.O. Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28380 (910) 895-4027 

Nash, Jeff (Jeff) [PE] Burlington: Evergreen 

11098 US 15501 S., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 968-0198 

Neal, Jeanne Ross (Jeanne) [FE] Burlington: Haw River 

P.O. Box 460, Haw River, NC 27258 (336) 578-0611 

Negus, John (John) [SY] Sanford: Wadeville United Methodist 

1382 Cotton Creek Rd, Biscoe, NC 27209 (910) 428-2232 

Nelson, Michael Norwood (Mike) [AM] Sanford: Robbins: Tabernacle 

P.O.Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 948-3087 

Nethercutt, Claude (Claude) [FL] Greenville: Aurora Charge 

590 S. 5th St., Aurora, NC 27806 " (252) 322-5400 

Neuschaefer, Karl (Karl) [PE] Durham: Butner: Community UMC 

507 West E Street, Butner, NC 27509 (919) 575-6011 

New, Edward Slee (Edward) [PE] Raleigh: Edenton Street - Assoc. 

228 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 832-7535 

New, Judith Mann (Judi) [PL] Raleigh: Franklinton UMC 

2124 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 782-9508 

Newman, Thomas W. (Tom) [FE] Greenville: Salem 

205 McDonald Street, Simpson, NC 27879 (252) 752-1273 

Nichols, Thomas M. (Tim) [PE] New Bern: Shady Grove/Cypress Creek 

4375 Middle Road, Kinston, NC 28501 (252) 523-4035 

Nichols, William R. (Ronnie) [OF] Fayetteville: Community 

1240 Magnolia Church Rd., Stedman, NC 28391 (910) 483-3934 



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Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) [DM] Raleigh: Director-Conf. Children/Youth Min 
6103 River Lake Cir., Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 875-1010 

Noble, J. Crispin II (Cris) [FE] Elizabeth City: Fairhaven/Clark-Bethel 
505 Cliff Court, Winterville, NC 27858 



Norris, Phillip (Phil) [PL] Wilmington: Andrews Chapel 
1424 Ash-Little River Rd., Ash, NC 28420 



(910) 287-4046 



Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) [FD] Burlington: Dir. of Family Ministry, GBOD 

1109 Shiloh Dr, Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 352-2156 

Noy, Carol (Carol) [FE] Rockingham: Laurel Hill UMC 

P.O. Box 217, Cameron St., Laurel Hill, NC 28351 (919) 462-221 

O'Connor, Tacoma F. (Tacoma) [DR] Durham: Carr United Methodist 

1432 Kirkwood Dr, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 477-0990 

Odom, Joyce Darnell (Joyce) [RE] Durham: 

152 Lakeview Drive, Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 433-8211 

O'Keef, Robert D. (Bob) [FE] Raleigh: North Raleigh 

8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 847-1536 

Old, Marshall R. (Marshall) [FE] Greenville: Greenville D S 

313 Clifton St. Suite A-2, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 756-3918 



Oldham, Kirk B. (Kirk) [FE] Raleigh: Campus Min. & Dir.Ral. Wesley Foundation 

2503 ClarkAve., Raleigh, NC 27607 (919) 833-1861 

Olive, John G. (John) [RA] Fayetteville: 

509 Virginia Street, Unicoi, TN 37692 (423) 735-0917 

Oliver, Cory Brandon (Cory) [FL] Fayetteville: Epworth 

32 Nathan Dudley Road, Clinton, NC 28328 (910) 592-8737 

Oliver, James R. (Jim) [RE] New Bern: Retired 

204 New Castle Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 353-1930 

Olsen, William A. (Billy) [FE] Goldsboro: Pine Forest 

867 NC Hwy 581 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-5161 

Ormond, John Kern Jr. (John) [RE] Wlmington: Rocky Point 

4021 E Bishop Ct, Wilmington, NC 28412 (910) 313-0701 

Osborn, Robert T. (Bob) [RE] Durham: 

PO Box 372 (5/31-12/31), Shaw Island, WA 98286 (360) 468-3332 

Oulton, JoAnn M. (JoAnn) [FE] Sanford: Broadway/Morris Chapel 

104 Church St., PO Box 246, Broadway, NC 27505 (919) 258-6653 

Owen, Travis W. (Travis) [RE] Sanford: 

500 Eden Hills Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 663-3944 



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Owens, Charles B. (C.B.) [FE] Wilmington: Harbor 

4853 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington, NC 28412 (910) 452-7202 

Owens, Charles E. (Charles) [RE] Durham: 

831 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 597-3916 

Owens, Lee Roger (Roger) [PE] Raleigh: Trinity (Franklin Co.) 

4246 US Highway 401 North, Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-7363 

Owens, Sue H. (Sue) [FL] Rocky Mount: Roanoke Charge 

PO Box 1086, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (434) 634-8846 

Oxendine, Jimmy C. (Jimmy) [PL] Rockingham: Fairview 

PO Box. 230, Lumber Bridge, NC 28357 (910) 843-3195 

Oxendine, Milford Jr. (Milford) [FE] Rockingham: Cordova 

132 Ledbetter Street, P.O. Box 279, Cordova, NC 28330 (910) 895-4836 

Pace, James Herrington (Jim) [FE] Burlington: Profes. of Religious Studies 

108 Timberlake Dr, Elon, NC 27244 (336) 584-5520 

Page, Jack Ward Jr. (Jack) [FE] Burlington: Friendship 

4612 Friendship-Patterson Mill, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 227-0381 

Panizo-Valladares, Rosanna C. (Rosanna) [OE] Durham: Cristo Vive 

2700 Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704 " (919) 317-8700 

Pantoja, Daniel (Daniel) [PL] Sanford: Chatham Hispanic Ministry 

406 Dowd St., Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 663-3425 

Park, Sang (Sang) [SY] Elizabeth City: Perquimans Charge 

PO Box 98, Winfall, NC 27985 (252) 426-5288 

Parker, Joseph C. (Joseph) [RE] New Bern: Pamlico 

390 Beamon Road, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 637-9513 

Parker, Richard Henry (Rick) [FE] New Bern: Leave of Absence 
1219 3rd St, NW, Salem, OR 97304 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) [DR] Durham: 

3904 Sunningdale Way, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 403-8043 

Parrish, Carrie W. (Carrie) [RE] Fayetteville: Halls UMC 

719 Blawell Street, Stedman, NC 28391 (910) 483-9601 

Partin, Duane Richard (Duane) [FE] Burlington: Orange Chapel 

1702 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 969-2724 

Partin, Randall Wayne (Randall) [OP] Fayetteville: Wesley Chapel 

3741 Fayetteville Highway, Dunn, NC 28334 (910) 567-5470 

Parvin, J. B. (J. B.) [RE] Greenville: 

108 Hillcrest Dr, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-1743 



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Paschal, John S. (John) [RE] Wilmington: Retired 
7620 Dunbar Dr., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 



(910) 579-3498 



Pasquarello, Michael (Mike) [FE] Durham: Profess. Asbury Theol. Seminary 
Asbury Theo. Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Ave, Wilmore, KY 40390 



Pate, Robert Bruce (Bruce) [RE] Sanford: 

PO Box 1145, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 456-9296 

Patten, Brooks (Brooks) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

POBox 601, 114 Wilcox Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 456-3064 

Patterson, Veronica (Veronica) [PL] Rockingham: Millers Chapel 

3518 Hillcrest Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358 (910) 671-0987 

Patton, George Ronald (Ron) [FE] Goldsboro: Benson 

PO Box 72, Benson, NC 27504 (919) 894-3028 

Paxton, Roger Davidson (Roger) [RE] Rockingham: Retired 

POB 246, Norman, NC 28367 ' (910) 652-5317 

Payne, Argel H. (Argel) [RE] Raleigh: 

2020 Ramsgate Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 821-2509 

Pearce, Harvey Worth (Worth) [RE] Durham: 

735 5th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 326-9760 

Pearce, Raymond R. (Ray) [FL] Greenville: Bath 

PO Box 281, Bath, NC 27810 (252) 923-2841 

Pearsall, John S. (John) [RE] Wilmington: 

405 Long Leaf Acres Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 799-9864 

Pearsall, William Hill Sr. (William) [PL] Wlmington: Jordans Chapel 

PO Box 648, 551 Pope Road, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-4038 

Pearson, James D. (Jim) [FE] New Bern: Hubert Charge 

461 Bear Creek Road, Hubert, NC 28539 (910) 326-1840 

Peay, Dennis (Dennis) [FE] Raleigh: Acts 

5448 Apex Peakway #321, Apex, NC 27502 (919) 623-4114 

Peele, Luther M. Jr. (Billy) [RE] Wilmington: Zion UMC 

475 Tate Lake BSL, Southport, NC 28461 (910) 485-3131 

Pepper, James (Jim) [FL] New Bern: Midway-Bethlehem 

P. O. Box 43, 139 Wetherington Landing Rd., Stella, NC 28582 (252) 393-2698 

Perry, Brian D. (Brian) [FE] Rockingham: Rowland 

P.O. Box 66, Rowland, NC 28383 (910) 422-3247 

Perry, Joseph L. (Joel) [OF] Rockingham: Glenwood 

221 County Home Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379 (910) 895-9536 



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Peterson, Francis Gerald (Gerald) [RE] Sanford: 

PO Box 2001, Southern Pines, NC 28388 (910) 692-0315 

Phillips, G Paul III (Paul) [RE] Burlington: 

3432 Cook Road, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 304-3225 

Phillips, James Donald (Don) [RE] Raleigh: Retired 

12313 Amoretto Way, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 676-4921 

Pickett, Harold T. (Harold) [RE] New Bern: 

108 Pollock St., Trenton, NC 28585 ( 252) 488-1050 

Pinner, William Rickman (Rick) [FE] Raleigh: Incapacity Leave 

1521 Harvey Johnson Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 773-0116 

Pittard, Lee Roy III (Lee) [FE] Burlington: St. Paul's 

609 Trail 2, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 226-0818 

Plowman, Charles H. (Chuck) [FE] Sanford: Carthage 

PO Box 70, Carthage, NC 28327 (910) 947-2705 

Plowman, Sally S. (Sally) [FE] Sanford: Ether 

PO Box 156, Ether, NC 27247 (910) 428-4007 

Polk, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) [SY] Elizabeth City: Chowan: Bethany 

1117 Culpepper Dr., Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (252) 937-1018 

Pollock, Charles L. (Charles) [RE] New Bern: Reelsboro 

235 Northwest Bridge Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 324-2168 

Ponder, Reginald W. (Reggie) [RE] Raleigh: President, Louisburg College 

1808 Longwood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 847-3793 

Ponder, Reginald Wallace Jr. (Reggie) [FE] Elizabeth City: Perkins 
c/o Wayne-Wilson News Leader, PO Box 158, Fremont, NC 27830 

Poole, Bettye D. (Bettye) [FE] Raleigh: Ext. Min 

5501 Fieldcross Ct, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 250-9337 

Pope, T.Arnold (Arnold) [RE] Fayetteville: Retired 

7876 Maxwell Rd., Stedman, NC 28391 (910) 323-9757 

Porter, Ernest R. (Ernie) [RE] New Bern: Director, Church Funding Associates 

P. O. Box 1268, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-3398 

Potter, Benjamin F. Jr. (Ben) [RE] Durham: 

169 Agaliha Ln., Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2463 

Poulk, Robert M. (Bob) [RE] Fayetteville: 

109 Devane St, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (910) 484-3316 

Powell, Cynthia D. (Cynthia) [FD] Burlington: Front Street 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216 (336) 227-6263 



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Presnal, Gregg Allen (Gregg) [FL] Durham: Granville Circuit 

107 Pine Tree Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-6007 

Presnell, William M. (Bill) [FE] Rocky Mount: Wilson: First 

PO Box 1423, Wlson, NC 27894 (252) 237-6121 

Preston, Hunter Hadley (Hunter) [FE] Raleigh: St. James 

3808 St. James Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 876-5796 

Price, William Edward (Bill) [FL] Greenville: Vanceboro Circuit 

205 Honolulu Rd., Vanceboro, NC 28586 (252) 244-1782 

Priestaf, Edward Nicholas (Ed) [FL] Raleigh: Benson Memorial; Associate 

4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 787-0789 

Prine, John Paul (John) [PL] Rockingham: Tabernacle 

P.O. Box 1195, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-0342 

Privette, Tommy G. (Tommy) [RE] Burlington: St. Luke's 

507 Lebanon Church Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 304-2673 

Pugh, Nancy Ann (Nancy) [FD] Raleigh: Retired 

453 Park Lane, Montgomery, AL 36117 (334) 244-2468 

Pullins, Charles (Charles) [SP] Goldsboro: Faison 

303 Winnifred St., Faison, NC 28341 (910) 267-2861 

Purcell, Eugene G Jr. (Gene) [RE] Goldsboro: 

769 Settler's Lane, Kure Beach, NC 28449 (910) 458-5067 

Purcell, Joan M. (Joan) [FE] Raleigh: Leave of Absence 

1210 Eastham Dr., Apex, NC 27502 (919) 362-7425 

Purcell, Julie Forringer (Julie) [RE] Durham: 

2310 Prince St, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 493-9106 

Quarles, Alice J. (Alice) [OE] New Bern: JA: Trinity - Assoc. 

712 Page Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 989-2772 

Randolph, Francis Roderick (Rod) [RE] Raleigh: Morganton Charge-WNC 

1338 Bethel Rd., Morganton, NC 28655 (828) 430-8023 

Rawlings, James A. Jr. (Jim) [FE] Durham: Dir.Chaplaincy Serv., UNC Hospital 

4821 Highgate Dr., Durham, NC 27713 (919) 806-0179 

Ray, Jeanne L. (Jeanne) [RL] Wilmington: Pine Valley -Assoc. 

1525 Cameron Court, Apt. A, Wlmington, NC 28403 (910) 798-9138 

Ray, Robert H. (Robert) [RE] Rockingham: Retired 

721 Brookfield Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372 (910) 521-3408 

Reaves, Timothy Lloyd (Tim) [FE] Wlmington: Bladen Charge 

PO Box 96, White Oak, NC 28399 (910) 866-5117 



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Reavis, James L. Jr. (Jimmy) [RE] Rocky Mount: Retired 

6888 Bend of the River Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (252) 442-3753 

Redmond, Robert C. (Bob) [FE] Wilmington: Seaside 

1300 Seaside Road, SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468 (910) 579-5753 

Reed, James C. (Jim) [FE] Goldsboro: Kenly-Buckhorn 

306 East First Street, Kenly, NC 27542 (919) 284-2192 

Reed, John E. (John) [RE] Durham: 

310 1/2 Linwood Court, Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 661-1677 

Register, Michael Gordon (Mike) [FL] New Bern: Riverside 

2724 Asbury Rd, Cove City, NC 28523 (252) 637-9946 

Reinoso, Luis Felipe (Lucho) [RE] Rocky Mount: Red Oak Charge 

5941 E. Main Street, Bailey, NC 27807 (252) 235-6256 

Rex, Leonard J. (Leonard) [FE] Rocky Mount: Bailey Charge 

P. O. Box 218, Bailey, NC 27807 (252) 235-4576 

Reynolds, Joyce Ruth (Joyce) [FE] Elizabeth City: Ocracoke 

PO Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960 (252) 928-6219 

Richards, Lance Jonathan (Lance) [SY] Rocky Mount: Wesley Memorial/Macon 

PO Box 614, Warrenton, NC 27589 (252) 257-2612 

Richardson, J. Earl (Earl) [RE] Raleigh: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Pwy,A351, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2244 

Rickards, James Perry (Jim) [RE] Raleigh: 

7202 Ashland Glen, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 907-4261 

Ricks, R. Dennis Jr. (Dennis) [RE] Burlington: 

906 S. 3rd St., Mebane, NC 27302 " (919) 304-3561 

Rivenbark, Ronnie Lee (Ron) [PL] Goldsboro: Magnolia 

P O Box 307, Magnolia, NC 28453 (910) 289-9425 

Rivera, Jan (Jan) [AF] Burlington: Wesley Foundation, UNC Chapel 

214 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 942-2152 

Roach, Michael Gene (Mike) [PL] New Bern: Vandemere 

5204 Hwy. 55 East, New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 637-6416 

Roberts, Elizabeth R. (Liz) [FE] Wlmington: Seaside (Brunswick) -Assoc. 

1300 Seaside Rd. SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468 (910)579-5753 

Roberts, Frederick E. (Fred) [FE] Wilmington: Ocean View 

8400 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465 (910) 278-5973 

Roberts, Jeffrey L. (Jeff) [FE] Wilmington: Wlmington:Trinity 

1403 Market Street, Wlmington, NC 28401 (910) 762-3316 



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Roberts, John M. (John) [RE] Goldsboro: 

3921 Foxmeadow Lane, Hope Mills, NC 28348 (919) 424-3432 

Robinson, Larry (Larry) [FE] Rockingham: New Hope 

P O Box 995, Rowland, NC 28383 (910) 422-3434 

Rose, Robert D. (Bob) [FE] Rocky Mount: Hawkins-Tabor Charge 

16976 Justice Branch Rd, Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-3993 

Ross, Shannon Owens (Shannon) [SP] Wilmington: No Record of Appointment 

PO Box 1643, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (910) 645-4647 

Rouse, Ben C. (Ben) [RE] Durham: Retired 

P.O. Box 814, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (919) 528-7926 

Rouse, Faye Baines (Faye) [RL] Greenville: Chocowinity 

1400 Nicholson Street, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 940-0525 

Roy, Carolyn (Carolyn) [PL] New Bern: Belgrade/Tabernacle 

2953 Belgrade/Swansboro Rd, Maysville, NC 28555 (910) 743-3041 

Royall, L Graham (Graham) [RA] Greenville: Grifton 

P. O. Box 1115, 1202 Pinetops-Macclesfield Rd, Pinetops, NC 27864 (252) 827-9937 

Rudd, Dorothy L. (Aunt Dorothy) [RL] Fayetteville: Bethabara 

191 Taylors-Bridge Hwy, Clinton,, North Carolina 28328 (910) 592-7159 

Rudd, Robert J. (Bob) [RE] Rockingham: 

632 Freeman Mill Rd., Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 205-0916 

Rudd, William R. (Uncle Bill) [RE] Fayetteville: Cotton 

191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton,, North Carolina 28328 (910) 592-7159 

Ruiz-Millan, Ismael (Ismael) [PL] Greenville: 'Unidos por Cristo' Hispanic 

P.O. Box 772, Grimesland, NC 27837 (252) 754-2543 

Russell, Timothy J. (Tim) [FE] Wlmington: Wrightsville 

PO Box 748, Writsvlle Bch, NC 28480 (91 0) 256-4471 

Ruth, John W. (JACK) [FE] Wlmington: Burgaw 

PO Box 26, Burgaw, NC 28425 (910) 259-2295 

Rutledge, Teresa McKenzie (Teresa) [PL] Rockingham: Parkton 

PO Box 584, St. Pauls, NC 28384 (910) 858-1612 

Sabiston, William D. Ill (Bill) [RE] Durham: 

6 Iron Tree Court, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 477-0342 

Safley, Michael W. (Mike) [FE] Fayetteville: Vice Pres. Church & Comm. Rel. Meth. Col 
5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 630-7000 

Salmon, Harold D. (Harold) [FL] Rockingham: St. John-Gibson 

POBox 181,13280 Church St., Gibson, NC 28343 (910) 268-2777 



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Salter, J. Neal Jr. (Neal) [FE] Burlington: Emmanuel 

243 Harden Street, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 226-7533 

Santiago, Josefina Cookie (Cookie) [PL] Raleigh: Director, Hispanic/Latino Ministries 
PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 832-9560 

Sasser, Alan (Alan) [FE] Burlington: Davis Street 

528 Tarleton Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 226-6663 

Saunders, William Arnold (William) [PL] Sanford: Troy First 

212 William Dr., Candor, NC 27229 (910) 974-6279 

Sawyer, Adrian Lyn (Adrian) [PE] Greenville: Washington: First -Assoc. 

P. O. Box 715, 304 W 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-3311 

Schaller, Sandy (Sandy) [PE] Rockingham: St. Pauls 

519 N. Wlkinson Drive, St. Paul, NC 28384 (910) 865-4226 

Schronce, Jerry Milton (Jerry) [AM] Rockingham: Roberdell/Beaver Dam 

141 Bear Branch Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 (910) 895-5698 

Scott, Julian W. (Julian) [RE] Sanford: 

P.O. Box 178, Pinebluff, NC 28373 (910) 281-5476 

Scott, Paul B. Jr. (Paul) [RE] Greenville: 

101 N. Greene Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580 (252) 747-1990 

Scott, Ronald (Ron) [PL] Sanford: Little River-Melton's Grove Charge 

4155 Seven Lakes West, West End, NC 27376 (910) 673-6065 

Seate, Adam Fenton (Adam) [FE] Fayetteville: Trinity 

6974 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 864-0632 

Seate, Billy F. (Billy) [FE] New Bern: Morehead City: First 

3708 Kenzie Court, Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 726-7949 

Seely, Donald H. (Donald) [ROE] Fayetteville: Leslie 

1711 Lakeshore Drive, Dunn, NC 28334 (910) 892-2670 

Severt, Jeffrey Lee (Jeff) [FE] New Bern: New Song 

521 West Grantham Road, New Bern, NC 28562 * (252) 635-2621 

Sexton, Curtis Keith (Keith) [FE] Rocky Mount: Rocky Mount: St. Paul 

P O Box 7187, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (252) 443-3468 

Sexton, Kenneth Bryan Jr. (Bryan) [FE] Fayetteville: Gardners UMC 

4555 Rosehill Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 488-6651 

Sexton, Kenneth Bryan (Kenneth) [RE] Raleigh: 

5608 Woodard Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606 " (919) 851-9411 

Sharp, Richard C. (Richard) [RE] Rockingham: 

101 Moss Lane, Boiling Springs, SC 29316 (864) 578-6485 



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Sharpe, William Gray IV (Bill) [RE] Raleigh: 

107 Bogue Ct, Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-0704 

Shaw, Caswell E. Jr. (Caswell) [RE] Greenville: 

602 Williamsburg Drive, Tarboro, North Carolina 27886 (252) 641-1574 

Sheets, R. Branson III (Branson) [FE] Greenville: Covenant 

4000 Corey Rd., Winterville, NC 28590 (252) 355-0123 

Shelton, Robert Edward (Robert) [PE] Rocky Mount: Smith 

1216 Smith Church Rd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-1343 

Sheppard, Dennis R. (Dennis) [FE] Fayetteville: Hope Mills 

4955 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348 (910) 425-0108 

Sheppard, Leonard Thomas (Leonard) [PL] Wilmington: Trinity - Kelly 

1070 Belhaven Dr. SW, Supply, NC 28462 " (910) 842-3714 

Sherman, William W. Jr. (Bill) [RE] New Bern: 

100 Hickory St., West 201, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 830-8838 

Sherrod, Sharon E. (Sharon) [SY] Rocky Mount: Lucama 

628 Western Avenue, Nashville, NC 27856 (252) 459-2261 

Shields, Donald Ray (Donald) [FE] Fayetteville: Stedman: Cokesbury 

PO Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391 (910) 483-5056 

Shields, Michele R. (Michele) [FE] Raleigh: Clinical Pastoral Educ. Supervisor 

UCSF Medical Center, 505 Parnassus, San Francisco, CA 94143 (415) 353-1941 

Shields, Robert S. (Bob) [RE] New Bern: 

912 Buckingham Rd, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 635-5183 

Shipman, Marilyn K. (Marilyn) [FE] Durham: Lake Michie Circuit 

814 Bent Creek Rd, Bahama, NC 27503 (919) 477-1293 

Short, James M. (Jim) [RE] Rockingham: 

PO Box 656, Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910) 652-4086 

Shuler, Albert (Albert) [FE] Greenville: Jarvis 

510 S. Washington St., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-3101 

Simpson, Robert Wesley (Robert) [FE] Burlington: Front Street - Assoc. 

326 Oakland Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 584-9439 

Simpson, Thomas Anthony (Thomas) [FE] Sanford: Goldston 

P. O. Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252 (919) 898-4523 

Simpson, William C. Jr. (Bill) [FE] Rocky Mount: Rocky Mount DS 

3621 Sheffield Dr., Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (252) 443-5540 

Sims, Anne Walker (Anne) [FE] New Bern: Ann Street - Assoc. 

417 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-4279 



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Sims, Benjamin Newman (Ben) [FE] New Bern: Morehead City: First -Assoc. 

112 Crescent Dr., Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-6563 

Sims, Carolyn K. (Carolyn) [FE] Raleigh: Newlyn St. UMC, Greensboro 

1910 Golden Gate Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 (336) 373-1566 

Sinclair, Patrick T. (Patrick) [FL] Wilmington: Singletary 

PO Box 126, 294 Third Street, Dublin, NC 28332 (910) 862-2421 

Singley, K. Carl (Carl) [FE] : 

6700 Bradshaw Farm Rd., Efland, NC 27243 (919) 563-4998 

Sluder, David M. (David) [DM] Sanford: Volunteers Coord., Mt. Housing 
55-C Dogwood Ct, Asheville, NC 28805 

Smith, A. Clay (Clay) [FE] Raleigh: Exec. Dir. , Hinton Rural Life 

PO Box 755, Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-8640 

Smith, Adolph C. (Adolph) [FE] Rockingham: Hamlet: First UMC 

414 Entwistle St., Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 582-5491 

Smith, Bobby E. (Bobby) [RE] Goldsboro: Smithfield-Asbury 

197 Railroad Rd., Benson, NC 27504 (919) 207-2119 

Smith, Charles Michael (Charles) [FE] Raleigh: Exec. Dir., Conference Connetional Min. 
PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 832-9560 

Smith, Forrest (Forrest) [PL] Greenville: Conetoe/Hobgood Charge 

610 S. Howard Circle, Tarboro, NC 27886 (252) 823-5011 

Smith, G. Jerome (Jerome) [FE] Wilmington: Tabor City: St. Paul 

P.O. Box 622, Tabor City, NC 28463 (91 0) 653-3737 

Smith, George C. (George) [RE] Wlmington: 

1243 Butler Town Road, Clarendon, NC 28432 (910) 653-3336 

Smith, Haywood A. (Haywood) [FE] Greenville: Westminster 

PO Box 1007, Kinston, NC 28503 (252) 522-3334 

Smith, Ira Hildreth (Ira) [FE] New Bern: Sneads Ferry: First 

107 S. Stone Dr., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (910) 327-4321 

Smith, J. Thomas (Tommy) [RE] Fayetteville: Coats 

170 Braxtonwood Drive, Angier, NC 27501 (919) 639-3953 

Smith, Jerry Thomas (Jerry) [RE] Raleigh: 

149 Summer Place Court, Clayton, NC 27527 (919) 553-9031 

Smith, Judi Johnson (Judi) [FE] Durham: District Superintendent 

522 S. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701 " (919) 682-6439 



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Smith, Kent (Kent) [PL] New Bern: Broad Creek 
109 Heron Court, Newport, NC 28570 

Smith, Michael Hugh (Mike) [PL] Sanford: Cumnock Union 
74 Misty Rose Lane, Timberlake, NC 27583 



(336) 364-7877 



Smith, Neil E. (Neil) [RE] Fayetteville: Clinical Chap., McCain Correction. Hosp. 

5301 Camden Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (910) 425-1551 

Smith, Neil Council (Neill) [FL] Wilmington: Fair Bluff / Cerro Gordo 

139 Conway Road, Fair Bluff, NC 28439 (910) 649-7349 

Smith, Stephen (Steve) [FL] Greenville: Bethel 

P.O. Box 207, Bethel, NC 27812 (252) 825-8041 

Snider, Ronald J. (Ron) [FE] Durham: Bahama: Mt. Bethel 

PO Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503 (919) 477-5830 

Snotherly, William W. Jr. (Bill) [FE] Durham: Mount Sylvan 

Mount Sylvan UMC, 5731 N. Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 471-0032 

Snyder, Jack Robert (Jack) [FE] Durham: Helena 

216 Helen-Moriah Road, Timberlake, NC 27583 (336) 364-2199 

Snyder, Nevin D. (Nevin) [RE] Goldsboro: 

3360 Chapparal Court, Melbourne, FL 32934 (321) 253-6511 

Soule, Guy V. Jr. (Guy) [RE] Burlington: 

504 Parkview Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 437-0796 

Southern, H. Gray (Gray) [FE] Greenville: St. James 

2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6154 

Sparks, Charles E. (Charles) [RE] Fayetteville: 

3904 Thomasville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27107 (336) 788-9116 

Speake, George D. (George) [FE] Greenville: Kinston: Queen Street 

500 N Queen Street, PO Box 508, Kinston, NC 28501 (252) 527-2119 

Spence, Clinton W. (Clint) [FE] Durham: Incapacity Leave 

1308 Shady Ln, Durham, NC 27712 (919) 477-7323 

Spencer, William C. (Bill) [RE] : 

105 Rustic Lane, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 (919) 989-6554 

Spivey, Richard Vann (Vann) [FE] Raleigh: Christ Community 

1082 Amelia Church Rd, Clayton, NC 27520 (919) 553-9770 

Sprouse, Dustin T. (Dustin) [FL] Elizabeth City: Mount Hermon 

951Weston Road, Creswell, NC 27928 (252) 797-4355 

Stafford, Sidney E. (Sidney) [RE] Raleigh: Ebenezer - Wesley Chapel 

410 W. Noble St, Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-4779 



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Stallings, Barry (Barry) [FL] Durham: Cokesbury 

44 Milton Stainback Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 (252) 492-7100 

Stallsworth, Paul T. (Paul) [FE] New Bern: St. Peter's 

111 Hodges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 726-2175 

Stalnaker, James K. (Jim) [AM] Sanford: Pleasant Hill-Mt. Carmel Charg 

1595 N. Moore Rd.,, Robbins, NC 27325 (910) 464-3644 

Stanfield, E. Douglas (Doug) [RE] Durham: Retired 

15373 Avenida Rorras, San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 385-9404 

Stanley, Bruce E. (Bruce) [FE] Raleigh: Methodist Home for Children 

1041 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 754-3636 

Stanley, Richard A. Jr. (Richard) [RE] Burlington: Retired 

P. O. Box 757, 162 Big Buck Trail, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9333 

Stark, Rufus H. II (Rufus) [RE] Raleigh: 

364 Shewbird Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-3683 

Starnes, James A. (James) [RE] Rockingham: 

111 Siler Circle, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 456-3656 

Staton, Jesse C. Jr. (Jesse) [FE] Durham: McMannen 

4322 Berini Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-4425 

Steinmetz, David Curtis (David) [RE] Durham: 
300 W. Barbee Chapel Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 

Stephens, Judith Smith (Judy) [FD] Raleigh: NC UM Camp/Retreat Ministries 

PO Box 122, 2500 Poplar St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (919) 552-4673 

Stephens, Mark (Mark) [AM] Durham: St Paul 

3719 Jackson Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-5879 

Stern, Laura Wacker (Laura) [PE] Burlington: Leasburg 

P.O. Box 98, Leasburg, NC 27291 (336) 599-1267 

Stevens, Ruth Harper (Ruth) [FE] Burlington: University 

PO Box 728, 150 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 929-7191 

Stewart, Donald Keith (Donald) [FE] Goldsboro: Westwood 

1618 W. Grantham St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-7872 

Stewart, W. Marshall (Marshall) [PL] Raleigh: Layden Memorial 

2607 South Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 828-9642 

Stokes, James C. Jr. (Jim) [RE] Rockingham: 

300 Turnpike Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 277-8578 



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Stokes, John L. Ill (John) [RE] Wilmington: Retired 

3809 Rounding Bend Ln., Wilmington, NC 28412 (910) 799-2695 

Stone, Amos H. (Amos) [RE] Rockingham: 

PO Box 972, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-2130 

Stone, Richard L. Ill (Richard) [FE] Raleigh: Fuquay-Varina 

100 S. Judd Parkway SE, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (919) 552-4331 

Stott, E. Russell (Russell) [RE] Burlington: 

111 Creeks Edge, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 942-0281 

Strother, Jonathan E. (Jon) [FE] Raleigh: Windborne 

9121 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 (919) 386-0212 

Stutts, Connie Marie (Connie) [FE] New Bern: Beech Grove-Rhems Charge 

637 Farm Life Avenue, Vanceboro, North Carolina 28586 (252) 244-0695 

Stutts, D. Stephen (Steve) [FE] Greenville: Vanceboro 

637 Farm Life Ave., Vanceboro, NC 28586 (252) 244-0695 

Styron, Mack Sr. (Mack) [ROF] Greenville: Lane's Chapel - Bethany 

12050 N.C. Highway 55 West, Dover, NC 28526 (252) 527-708 

Sullivan, Wade (Al) [SY] Greenville: Jerusalem 

102 Fox Court, Dudley, NC 28333 (919) 735-0632 

Summey, James L. (Jim) [RE] Raleigh: 

127 Natalie Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 779-6419 

Supplee, Thomas (Tom) [FE] Rocky Mount: Roanoke Rapids: First 

407 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-4462 

Sutton, Josephine A. (Josephine) [PL] Rockingham: Laurel Hill: Beaver Dam/St. James 
P O Box 1014, Laurinburg, NC 28353 (910) 291-9872 

Swartz, Alan P. (Alan) [FE] Raleigh: Home Memorial 

PO Box 475, Clayton, NC 27528 (91 9) 553-6464 

Sweeley, Thomas Lynn (Tommy) [FE] Rocky Mount: Rosemary 

900 Jackson St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 537-3973 

Swett, Barbara Elaine (Elaine) [PE] Burlington: Chestnut Ridge UMC 

P. O. Box 67, 3521 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd, Efland, NC 27243 (919) 563-0910 

Switzer, Maryellen Phelan (Maryellen) [FE] Raleigh: Leave of Absence 

6003 Bissette Road, Wendell, NC 27591 " (919) 217-9095 

Sykes, Patricia S. (Pat) [FE] Sanford: Jonesboro: Associate 

407 W Main St., P. O. Box 2576, Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 775-7023 

Sykes, R. Michael (Mike) [FE] Sanford: Siler City: First 

PO Box 212, 1101 W Raleigh St., Siler City, NC 27344 (919) 742-2722 



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Tatum, Jimmie Ray (Jimmie) [FE] Rockingham: Lumberton: Chestnut Street 
P. O. Box 1464, Lumberton, NC 28539 * (910) 739-3304 

Taylor, Berry Lynn II (Berry) [FE] Elizabeth City: Pasquotank Correctional Institution 
3023 Crystal Lake Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 339-0732 

Taylor, Bruce D. (Bruce) [RE] Raleigh: 

9008 Blakehurst Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617 (919) 782-4540 

Taylor, Carol C. (Carol) [PL] Rocky Mount: Concord UMC and Seaboard UMC 

PO Box 419, 310 East Main Street, Conway, NC 27820 (252) 585-0634 

Taylor, Linda (Linda) [FE] Wilmington: Oleander/Devon Park 

5711 Wisteria Lane, Wlmington, NC 28409 (910) 799-3214 

Taylor, Polly Ann (Polly) [FL] Rocky Mount: Enfield Charge 

P.O. Box 115, 111 North Church Street, Enfield, NC 27823 (252) 445-3450 

Taylor, Vermel (Vermel) [SY] Rockingham: LUM - Mt. Olive 

PO Box 1463, Salisbury, NC 28145 (704) 738-0353 

Taylor, William V (Bill) [RE] Rockingham: Green Lake 
128 Rankin Lake Rd., Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Teague, Ray (Ray) [FL] Burlington: Lebanon 

5807 Crimson Ct, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-6063 

Thomas, Ginger A. (Ginger) [FE] Raleigh: Trinity (Franklin Co.), Co-Pastor 

4246 U.S. Hwy 401 North, Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 496-7336 

Thomas, Wayne E. (Wayne) [RE] Greenville: 

PO Box 2784, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-9566 

Thompson, Donna (Donna) [PE] Rockingham: Saint Peter 

205 North Bridges Street, Hamlet, NC 28345 (910) 582-6133 

Thompson, James F. Jr. (Jim) [RE] Rockingham: 

1004 E Scotsdale Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 276-3227 

Thompson, Neil H. (Neil) [RE] Raleigh: 
401 Deming Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Thompson, Roger E. (Roger) [RE] Rockingham: Rockingham - Ledbetter 

24340 Cliff Gibson Rd, Laurel Hill, NC 28351 (910) 277-8676 

Thompson, Roscoe Wm. (Ross) [FE] Durham: Grace-CaVel 

313 Church St, Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 599-5183 

Thornton-Irvine, Janet G. (Jan) [FD] Durham: Durham: Resurrection 

5514 Quail Hollow Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 479-0036 

Tilley, Robert C. (Bob) [AM] Elizabeth City: New Hope 

2051 New Hope Rd., Hertford, NC 27944 (252) 264-2430 



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Tosto, James Edward (Jim) [AM] Greenville: Hookerton 

PO Box 10, 308 Church St., Hookerton, NC 28538 (252) 747-5548 

Trotter, J. Albert (Al) [FE] Burlington: Incapacity Leave 

427 Glenwood Ave., Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 229-1855 

Troy, Angelo McKinley (Angelo) [FL] Rockingham: Red Springs: Rhyne Memorial 

P O Box 693, Red Springs, NC 28377 " " (910) 843-2752 

Tucker, C. Clyde (Clyde) [RE] Raleigh: 

216 Tuckerdale Trail, Zebulon, NC 27597 (919) 269-4843 

Turner, Joann Hanger (Joann) [PL] Goldsboro: St. Paul -Assoc. 

115 Quail Croft Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (919) 759-2512 

Tysinger, Richard M. (Rick) [FE] Raleigh: Wesley Memorial 

5636 Deep River Road, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 774-9741 

Tyson, Bobby P. Sr. (Bobby) [RE] Sanford: Asbury 

805 Asbury Road, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 774-0615 

Tyson, Bobby P. Jr. (Bobby) [FE] Sanford: Troy: Trinity 

P.O. Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 (910) 576-1651 

Tyson, John H. (John) [FE] Fayetteville: Hay Street UMC 

P.O.Box 456, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (91 0) 483-2343 

Tyson, M. Eugene (Gene) [RE] Wilmington: Retired 

405 Club Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 (843) 251-5679 

Tyson, Molly (Molly Anne) [FL] Sanford: Center UMC 

4141 S. Plank Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 356-6529 

Tyson, Vernon C. (Vernon) [RE] Raleigh: Retired Minister 

900 Wlliamson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 832-7176 

Upton, John Pendleton (John) [FE] Burlington: Milton Charge 

215 N. Cameron St., Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 732-4386 

Vanderford, Deborah Jean (Deborah) [PL] Wlmington: Garland Charge 

P. O. Box 427, Garland, NC 28441 (910) 529-3051 

Varden, John G. (John) [OE] Burlington: Center 

9203 Center Church Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349 (336) 376-8032 

Varden, Nancy Johnston (Nancy) [OP] Raleigh: St. Francis- Assoc. 

2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 362-1666 

Vaughan, Richard C. (Richard) [FE] Wlmington: Shallotte: Camp 

PO Box 776, Shallotte, NC 28459 " (910) 754-4840 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II (Stephen) [FD] Greenville: St. James, Greenville 

2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6154 



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Vieregg, Carla Scanlan (Carla) [FE] Fayetteville: EXTMIN 
8279 W. 90th Place, Westminster, CO 80021 
Vinson, Nina Paul (Nina Paul) [PL] Rocky Mount: Noble's Chapel 
PO Box 238, Maury, NC 28554 

Wade, David C. (David) [FE] Fayetteville: Camp Ground 
4625 Camp Ground Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Waggoner, James Milan (Jim) [RE] Raleigh: 
3212 Barker Place, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Wagner, Douglas (Douglas) [FL] Durham: Rougemont 
8009 Bunny Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572 

Wagner, Richard (Randy) [PL] Wilmington: Wilmington:Epworth 
408 Willard St., Wilmington, NC 28401 

Walker, Jeane M. S. (Jeane) [OP] Burlington: Davis Street Associate 
606 E Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215 

Walker Jones, Kelli (Kelli) [FE] Raleigh: Ext. Mini. 
316 W. Millbrook Suite 217, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Wall, C. Arthur (Arthur) [FE] Greenville: Incapacity Leave 
217 Blair Dr, Angier, NC 27501 

Wall, Lynn T. (Lynn) [RE] Wilmington: 

7323 Rabbitt Hollow Dr., Wilmington, NC 28411 

Wallace, Robert L (Bob) [RE] Durham: 
3102 Green Hill Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Walters, Norma (Norma) [FE] Durham: Bethesda 
2405 Rolling Pines Ave., Durham, NC 27703 

Walton, Brenda Crawford (Brenda) [FE] Durham: Clinical Chaplain, 
44 Stoneridge Rd., Durham, NC 27705 

Ward, Herman Nathan Jr. (Herman) [RE] Burlington: Retired 
4615 Eno Cemetary Road, Cedar Grove, North Carolina 27231 
(919) 732-4756 

Ward, Shirley Acker (Shirley) [AM] Goldsboro: Brogden 
5014 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Warren, D. Ray Jr. (Ray) [FE] Burlington: Orange 

1220 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Warren, H. Robert (Bob) [RE] Raleigh: 
917 Keiths Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545 



(720) 404-5421 
(252) 747-5742 

(910) 867-9436 

(919) 850-9102 

(919) 245-0015 

(910) 762-1407 

(336) 226-4457 

(919) 847-7442 

(919) 639-7651 

(910) 798-0426 

(919) 309-2753 

(919) 598-8664 

Durham Regional 
(919) 490-1841 



(919) 778-5231 
(919) 942-2825 
(919) 266-6931 



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Warren, James H. (James) [RE] Greenville: 

McKendree Village, 4347 Lebanon Pike M-220, Hermitage, TN 37076 (615) 871-8196 

Warren, James I. Jr. (Jim) [RE] Raleigh: 

350 Crum Dr, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-0782 

Warren, W. Arthur Jr. (Arthur) [FE] Elizabeth City: Murfreesboro 

P. O. Box 392, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 (252) 398-4556 

Warren, W. Donald (Donald) [FE] Wilmington: Elizabethtown:Trinity 

2106 Second Ave., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (910) 862-3654 

Waters, Denise Conner (Denise) [FD] Burlington: Croasdaile Village Ret. Com. 

127 Tuscarora Dr., Hillsborough, NC 27278 (919) 732-5865 

Watkins, Pamela Jane (Pam) [PE] Sanford: Biscoe/Bascom Charge 

P.O.Box 88, Biscoe, N.C. 27209 (910) 428-1008 

Watson, Debra Starling (Debra) [FE] Elizabeth City: Incapacity Leave 

622 Highland Park Dr., Eden, NC 27288 (336) 623-5912 

Watson, H. Langill (Langill) [RE] Burlington: 

110 Covington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 490-8655 

Way, Robert B. Jr. (Bob) [PL] Sanford: Mt. Zion-Hickory Mtn.-Ebenezer 

20 Birchwood Drive, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-6710 

Weaver, James T. Jr. (Jimmy) [FE] Greenville: Snow Hill: Calvary Memorial 

109 W Greene St., Snow Hill, NC 28580 (252) 747-3723 

Weaver, Walter P. (Walter) [RE] Fayetteville: 

623 Rockingham Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809 (863) 859-5280 

Weber, Michael D. (Mike) [FE] Durham: Fletcher's Chapel 

1919 Fletcher's Chapel Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27703 (919) 688-3186 

Weinrich, Luise Kathraine (Luise) [FE] Raleigh: Pastoral Sen/., Alamance Reg. Med. Ct 
39-84 50th St., Woodside, NY 11377 

Weisser, William J. (Bill) [FD] Raleigh: Edenton Street 

228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 832-7536 

Wells, Benjamin E. (Benjamin) [FE] Greenville: Jarvis Memorial -Assoc. 

2706-2G Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville, NC 27834 (252) 756-4153 

Wells, William M. Jr. (Bill) [RE] Rockingham: Retired 

PO Box 445, Laurinburg, NC 28353 (910) 276-0035 

Wells, Woodrow W. Jr. (Woody) [FE] Wilmington: District Superintendent 

2201 Lynnwood Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 762-7535 

Wenberg, John W. Jr. (John) [FE] Rocky Mount: Wilson: Winstead 

1719 Waterford Dr, Wilson, NC 27896 (252) 243-6767 



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Werner, Marc H. (Marc) [FL] Rockingham: Fairmont: Trinity-Olivet 

307 Trinity St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (910) 628-7427 

West, Pearl G. (Pearl) [RE] New Bern: 

231 Pinners Point Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-7353 

West, Thaddeus C. Jr. (T. C.) [RL] Goldsboro: Beston-Walker Memorial 

144 Mark Edwards Rd, La Grange, NC 28551 (919) 778-0428 

Whitaker, Karen H. (Karen) [FE] Raleigh: Genesis 

850 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513 (919) 467-2128 

White, Christian (Christian) [RE] Raleigh: 

2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway A339, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 384-2021 

White, Clinton Lane (Clint) [PL] Greenville: Sharon 

4247 Daughety White Rd., Kinston, NC 28501 (252) 523-7811 

White, Dena McFarland (Dena) [FE] Rockingham: Leave of Absence 
P.O. Box 264, Norman, NC 28367 

White, Susan Harris (Susan) [FE] Durham: Trinity 

39 Chippers Way, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 382-7510 

White, Valerie L. (Val) [SP] Durham: Salem - Harris Chapel 

104 Spinel Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545 (919) 266-5220 

Whittaker, James D. (Jim) [PE] Sanford: Bonlee Charge 

PO Box 81, Bonlee, NC 27213 (919) 837-5389 

Wiggins, Carson O. (Carson) [RE] Burlington: 

2137 Brucewood Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 (336) 578-7545 

Wilburn, William Joseph (Joe) [FE] Burlington: Mt. Hermon 

3363 Southern High-Mt. Hermon, Road, Graham, NC 27253 (336) 437-9673 

Wilder, Trudy (Trudy) [SY] Wilmington: Peace 

232 Brockway Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 686-0699 

Wilkerson, Richard Phillip (Rick) [FE] Raleigh: First-Cary, Associate 

117 South Academy St., Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-1861 

Wilkins, Deborah S. (Deborah) [PE] Sanford: Candor UMC 

142 E. Randolph St, P.O. Box 456, Candor, NC 27229 (910) 974-4504 

Wilkinson, Howard M. (Hank) [RE] Rocky Mount: 

509 Forest Hill Circle, Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 758-4870 

Wilkinson, Scott Taylor (Scott) [FE] Greenville: Dir. of Wesley Foundation, ECU 

1221 Windbrooke Dr., Grimesland, NC 27837 (252) 353-5886 



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Willard, Nancy (Nancy) [PL] Sanford: Roseland 

181 Rose Ridge Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315 (910) 281-4006 

Williams, Brad () [OE] New Bern: NWB - Faith 

4143 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 675-8891 

Williams, David Bennett (Ben) [FE] Raleigh: St. Mark's Co-Pastor 

4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 787-0544 

Williams, James A. (Jimmy) [RE] Raleigh: 

P.O.Box 489, Louisburg, NC 27549 (919) 340-1653 

Williams, John E. (Johnny) [RE] Greenville: 

504 Golfers Ln., Nashville, NC 27856 (252) 459-4324 

Williams, Kristen Driscoll (Kris) [FE] Rocky Mount: Hornes-Sims 

165 W. Homes Church Road, Wilson, NC 27896 (252) 243-3658 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) [RD] Goldsboro: Retired 

410 South Fourth Street, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 (919) 934-8915 

Williams, Samuel A. Jr. (Skip) [FE] Wilmington: Southport: Trinity 

3291 Beaver Creek Dr, Southport, NC 28461 (910) 253-7965 

Williams, Terry Michael (Terry) [AM] Elizabeth City: Plymouth 

P.O. Box 734, Plymouth, NC 27962 (252) 793-2549 

Williams, William F. (Bill) [RE] Sanford: Pinebluff: First 

PO Box 189, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (910) 944-750 

Williford, Gladys R. (Gladys) [RE] Greenville: 

PO Box 7322, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502 (770) 965-2427 

Willingham, Malcolm Craig (Mac) [FE] Rockingham: Clinical Chap. /Counselor 

P.O. Box 517, Rockingham, NC 28380 (910) 995-8077 

Willis, James R. (Rusty) [FL] Wilmington: Wesley's Chapel 

2409 Peanut Plant Rd., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (910) 645-4011 

Wilson, A. J. Ill (Jack) [RE] Raleigh: 

308 Laurel Lane, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 (423) 821-8117 

Wilson, Ben H. Ill (Ben) [RE] Sanford: 

PO Box 73, West End, NC 27376 (91 0) 673-4556 

Wilson, Claude T. (Claude) [RE] Greenville: Woodington 

280 Gray Rd., Vanceboro, NC 28586 (252) 244-0028 

Wilson, G. David (David) [ROF] Burlington: Yanceyville 

857 Milton Hwy, Ringgold, VA 24586 (434) 822-7127 

Wilson, James L. (Jim) [FE] Greenville: St. James 

211 East St. James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 (252) 823-3783 



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Wilson, Kelly J. Jr. (Kelly) [RE] Greenville: 

3101 Westchester Dr, Tarboro, NC 27886 (252) 823-2567 

Wilson-Parsons, C. Scott (Scott) [FE] Elizabeth City: Pilmoor Memorial 

PO Box 65, Currituck, NC 27929 (252) 232-2136 

Wilson-Parsons, Mary Jane (Mary Jane) [FE] Elizabeth City: Coord., Sexual Ethics 

Concerns 

102 A Coinjock Village Dr., Barco, NC 27917 (877) 603-8816 

Wingfield, Neal Eddins (Neal) [FE] Goldsboro: Salem 

2706 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-1318 

Wingo, Brian W. (Brian) [FE] Durham: Pleasant Green 

3005 Pleasant Green Rd., Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-2339 

Winner, Charles S. (Chuck) [SP] Sanford: Bynum 

774 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4715 

Winston, Joseph A. Ill (Jay) [FE] Fayetteville: Salem 

2165 Middle Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312 (910) 483-8959 

Wise, Denny C. (Denny) [RE] Durham: Retired 

2464 Pepperstone Dr., Graham, NC 27253 (336) 792-2340 

Wise, Gilliam P. (Gil) [FE] Fayetteville: Solid Rock 

P O Box 1 00, Olivia, NC 28368 (91 9) 498-21 39 

Witherington, Ben II (Ben) [FE] Wilmington: Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary 
2004 Lampton Circle, Lexington, KY 40514 (859) 223-6308 

Witt, Peggy O. (Peg) [FE] New Bern: Trenton-Maple Grove-Lee's Chap 

, 203 S. Market St., Trenton, NC 28585 (252) 448-7891 

Wittman, Raymond Karl (Ray) [FE] Greenville: Washington: First 

P. O. Box 714, Washington, NC 27889 (252) 946-2539 

Womack, LaVerne B. Jr. (Verne) [FE] Rockingham: Incapacity Leave 

10760 Taylor Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 " (910) 610-1248 

Womack, Leslie C. (Leslie) [DR] Rockingham: 

10760 Taylor Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (910) 610-1248 

Wong, Heather Herrin (Heather) [FE] Raleigh: Leave of Absence 
810 Roanoke Dr., Cary, NC 27513 

Wood, Andrew B. (Andy) [PL] Fayetteville: Mt. Moriah 

PO Box 216, Salemburg, NC 28385 (910) 525-5138 

Wood, Max (Max) [RL] Sanford: 

516 Nottingham Dr., Lexington, NC 27292 



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Wood, Robert Wayne Jr. (Wayne) [SY] Elizabeth City: Wesley 

1686 Morgans Corner Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 771-2265 

Wood, Toni L. (Toni) [FL] Elizabeth City: Newland 

1686 Morgans Corner Rd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 771-2265 

Woodard, John R. Jr. (John) [FE] Burlington: Phillips Chapel UMC 

2557 Brucewood Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (336) 578-7409 

Woodcock, Eldon (Woody) [RE] Durham: 

PO Box 1 89, Hawley, PA 1 8428 (570) 685-9475 

Woodhouse, Andrea Reese (Andi) [FE] Burlington: Chapel Hill: Amity 

102 Dove Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 968-6981 

Woodhouse, David William (David) [FE] Burlington: Carrboro 

102 Dove Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919)968-6981 

Woodrow, Rani Partridge (Rani) [PE] Rocky Mount: Stantonsburg/Black Creek 

PO Box 36, Stantonsburg, NC 27883 (252) 238-3402 

Woolsey, David (David) [PL] Elizabeth City: Windsor 

407 South Queen St., Windsor, NC 27983 (252) 794-2112 

Wooten, James Elton (Jimmy) [SP] Burlington: Cedar Cliff 

4683 Cedar Cliff Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (336) 376-3829 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) [DM] Burlington: Ext. Mini.-Asst. Council Dir. , VAConf. 
2114 US Hwy 70, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-3488 

Worley, Matthew (Matt) [SP] Durham: Stem-Bullock's 

PO Box 10, Stem, NC 27581 (919) 528-1080 

Wray, Edwin (Ed) [ROE] Durham: Massey's Chapel 

1110 Pebble Creek Crossing, Durham, NC 27713 (919) 450-0139 

Wright, Johnnie L. (Johnnie) [FE] Raleigh: Westover 

1212 Deboy St., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 851-4545 

Wynn, Samuel (Sam) [FE] Raleigh: Hollands 

9433 Ten Ten Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 772-5294 

Yebuah, Lisa Naa-Shormey (Lisa) [FL] Raleigh: Millbrook 

1712 E Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 " (919) 876-0865 

Yelverton, Pernecie C. (P. C.) [RE] Goldsboro: 

PO Box 173, Fremont, NC 27830 (919) 242-4655 

Yorkey, Camille O. (Camille) [FE] Raleigh: Benson Memorial 

4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 787-0789 

Yount, John W. (John) [PL] Durham: Stovall 

5101 Stagecoach Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-4839 



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Yow, William Joseph Jr. (Joey) [FE] Goldsboro: Four Oaks 

PO Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524 (919) 963-2095 

Zorowski, Karl Alan (Karl) [FL] Wilmington: Bethel-Lebanon 

9195 James B. White Hwy. S., Clarendon, NC 28432 (910) 653-2661 



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CONFERENCE LAY LEADER 




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UNITED METHODIST MEN PRESIDENT 



UNITED METHODIST WOMEN PRESIDENT 






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Conference Officers, Cabinet and Staff 

2006 Annual Conference Program 

2006 Annual Confernce Speaker and Music 
Leader 

Rules of Order and Procedure 

Daily Minutes 

Business of the Annual Conference 



Conference Proceedings 



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CONFERENCE OFFICERS, CABINET AND STAFF 

Conference Officers 

President Alfred W. (Al) Gwinn, Jr. 

Assistant to the Bishop Paul L. Leeland 

Executive Director, Connectional Ministries Charles Michael Smith 

Secretary James L. Bryan 

Lay Leader Emily Innes 

Treasurer Sharon E. Strother 

Controller Christine C. Dodson 

Statistician George D. Speake 

President, Conference UMM Barry Merrill 

President, Conference UMW Jimmie Shuler 

President, Conference UMY Epiphany Bayliff 

Chancellor Wilson Hay man 

Cabinet Members 

Alfred W. (Al) Gwinn; BU: William H. Gattis; DU: Judi J. Smith; EC: Albert Shuler; FA: 
David O. Malloy; GO: Milton H. Gilbert; GR: Marshall R. Old; NB: D. Douglas Jessee; 
RA: Edward F. (Ned) Hill; RO: J. Edward Morrison; RM: William C. (Bill) Simpson, Jr.; 
SA: Jerry Lowry; Wl: Woodrow W. (Woody) Wells, Jr. 

Extended Cabinet Members 

Charles Michael Smith, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries.; Paul L. Leeland, 
Asst. to the Bishop; Sharon E. Strother, Conference Treasurer-Business Manager; 
Stephen C. Compton, Congregational Development Director 

Cabinet Officers 

Dean Judy Smith 

Secretary Milton H. Gilbert 

Treasurer Doug Jessee 

Secretarial Staff Members 

Assistant Conference Secretary Stephen N. Little 

Assistant Secretaries R. Martin Armstrong III, E. Ray Brooks, 

H. Dennis Draper, Jr., Ray Pearce, Dennis Peay, Todd S. Krueger, James Malloy, 
Duane R. Partin, Howard Draper, Sarah Myatt 

Information Technology Office Douglas Ward 

Bishop's Office Sandy Smith 

Communications Office LeeAnne Thornton 

Conference Rules Donna Thompson 

Conference Secretary's Office Shannon Medlin 

Information Ray T Gooch, Tryon Lancaster 

News Bureau Wilburn L. Norton, Jr., LeeAnne Thornton 

Parliamentarian Chuck Cook 

Registration & Attendance Ray T Gooch 

Transcribing Wanda Casteel.Gayla Collins, Sharon Smith, Jennie Taylor 

Treasurer's Office Chrisy Powell 



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2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAILY AGENDA 
"WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF GOD" 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006 

Morning 

10:00 am Greenville Convention Center 

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR CLERGY (Rooms D & E) 

Bishop Al Gwinn, Presider 

Opening Hymn 

Word of Challenge Bishop Gwinn 

Passing of the Character of the Clergy 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry Beth Hood 

10:00 am Greenville Convention Center 

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LAITY (Rooms A & B) 
Emily Innes, Presider 

12:15 pm Extension Ministry Luncheon 



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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006 

Afternoon 

1:30 pm Greenville Convention Center 
Opening Worship Service 

Bishop Al Gwinn, Presider 

, Preacher 

(Special Offering - SEJ Lake Junaluska Dam Repair Project) 



3:00 pm Opening Hymn - And Are We Yet Alive 

Calling the Conference to Order Bishop Gwinn 

Organization of the Conference 

1. Roll Call and Motions of Order James L. Bryan 

2. Committee on Conference Rules Donna Thompson 

Welcome Leonard Fairley 

State of the Church Address Bishop Gwinn 

Recognition of Special Guests Bishop Gwinn 

Recognition of First Time Local Pastors Bishop Gwinn/Beth Hood 

United Methodist Publishing House Cindy Keen 

Nominations Charles M. Smith 

CF&AReport Ferrell Blount, Sharon Strother 

Statistician's Report George Speake 

5:00 pm Adjournment for Dinner 



Evening 

7:30 pm Greenville Convention Center 

A SERVICE OF COMMISSIONING AND ORDINATION 

Bishop Al Gwinn, Presider 

James King, Jr. Preacher 

Music Leader 

(See Worship Bulletin) 



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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2006 

Morning 

7:30 am Early Morning Communion (Hilton - Ballroom B) 

8:00 am Greenville Convention Center 
Worship/Bible Study 

8:45 am Board of Ordained Ministry Beth Hood 

Recognition of Order of Deacons Trish Archer 

Black College Presentation 

Episcopacy Committee Cashar Evans 

Trustees Cashar Evans 

Older Adult Ministries Dan Jones 

10:00 am Order of the Day 

Celebration 50th Anniversary of Women's Full Ordinaton UMC 

Outstanding Christian Stewardship Award Lynn James 

United Methodist Legacy Partners Lynn James 

UMA Award Charity Holland 

Golden Cross Richard Vaughan 

12:00 Noon Adjournment for Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

2:00 pm Greenville Convention Center 

College Presidents Recognition Bishop Gwinn 

Insurance Gray Southern 

M.E. R.C.I Center Barbara Tripp 

Missions Steve Taylor 

Report of Task Force on Clergy Counseling Roger Elliott 

Task Force on Mental Health Provisions Charles M. Smith 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report AlanSwartz 

5:00 pm Adjournment for Dinner 



Evening 

7:00 pm Cokesbury Presentation 

7:30 pm Greenville Convention Center 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry Celebration 
(Special Offering - Higher Education and Campus Ministry) 



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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006 

Morning 

7:30 am Early Morning Communion (Hilton - Ballroom Number B) 

8:00 am Greenville Convention Center 
Bible Study /Worship 



8:45 am NC Conference Partners in Caring Caswell Shaw 

New Church and Congregational Development Steve Compton 

Denman Award for Evangelism Vann Spivey 

Committee on Incapactiy Charles Morrison 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense Carl Belcher 

Equitable Compensation Carl Belcher 



Order of the Day 

10:45 am All Saints Celebration - Memorial Service 



Bishop Al Gwinn, Presider 
Eldrick Davis, Preacher 



12:00 Noon Adjournment for Lunch 

Board of Pensions Luncheon at Hilton 



Afternoon 
2:00 pm 

3:00 pm 
4:00 pm 



Greenville Convention Center 

Clergy Retiree Recognition Don Phillips 

Board of Pensions Don Phillips 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report Alan Swartz 

Order of the Day 
Celebration of the Laity 



Board of Laity Report Emily Innes 

United Methodist Men Barry Merrill 

United Methodist Women Jimmie Shuler 

United Methodist Youth Epiphany Bayliff 

Lay Speaking Ministries Linda Harris 

Lay Ministries of the Year Emily Innes 



5:00 pm 



Adjournment for Dinner 



Evening 
7:30 pm 



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Laity Leadership Event 
Benjamin Zander, Speaker 

(Speical Offering for AGAPE/Peru) 



SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2006 

Morning 

7:30 am Early Morning Communion (Hilton - Ballroom Number B) 

8:00 am Greenville Convention Center 

THE LOVE FEAST Tom Holtsclaw, Presider 

CF&A, Decision on Budget Ferrell Blount 

Nominations Charles M. Smith 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report AlanSwartz 

Concluding of AC Business 

Brief Recess 

11:00 am Worship and Sending Forth 

Fixing of Appointments and Sending Forth Bishop Gwinn, Presider 

Closing Hymn - God Be With You Till We Meet Again 

Benediction 

Adjourn 



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BISHOP, KENTUCKY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 




Bishop James R. King, Jr. was elected as bishop 
and assigned to the Kentucky and Red Bird Missionary 
Conferences in 2000. Bishop King received his Bachelor 
of Arts from Clark College in Atlanta, GA, and his Master of 
Divinity from International Theological Seminary, also in 
Atlanta. He was ordained an elder in the Central Alabama 
Conference in 1972 and has been a pastor at churches in 
Alabama, California, and Tennessee. He was Director of the Wesley Foundation at 
Tennessee State University and also served in Tennessee as Conference Council 
director, conference youth coordinator, and district superintendent. Prior to being 
elected bishop, King was senior pastor at Brentwood UMC in Brentwood, TN. 



Because Bishop King has a heart for making disciples for Jesus Christ and 
"growing a Christ-like world," he has developed the Disciple Line for Effectiveness 
(Bishop's Leadership Institute). These training events encourage clergy/lay teams to 
come together to focus on the teachings of Jesus Christ and our Wesleyan heritage as 
the foundation for making disciples 



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CONDUCTOR, THE BOSTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 



Benjamin Zander is conductor of The Boston 
Philharmonic Orchestra, author of the book The Art of 
Possibility, a teacher of thousands of musicians and a 
speaker on leadership to organizations all over the world. 

Benjamin Zander's presentation takes an audience 
on a journey that offers a startling new perspective on 
leadership. Through stories, music and concepts, it 
causes a radical shift in perception. This is not a speech, it 
is an experience! In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as 
awakening possibility in others. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals 
poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity and the desire to 
contribute are basic human instincts to be released. World famous conductor, 
Benjamin Zander uses the metaphor of the orchestra and a life-time of experience 
conducting, coaching and teaching musicians to work to overcome barriers. His 
dynamic presentation will motivate and inspire. 




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RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE 

Section I: Rules of Order and Procedure 

1. Applicability and Amendment of these Conference Rules 

A The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall apply to 
any situation not covered by these rules. 

B. If any part of these rules conflicts with the current edition of the Book of 
Discipline of the United Methodist Church, the Book of Discipline shall prevail. 

C. These rules of order and procedure for the North Carolina Annual Conference 
of the United Methodist Church shall apply to the annual conference as 
regularly scheduled and to all called sessions of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference. * [See note at end of Conference Rules] 

D. These rules of order and procedure may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) 
vote on the next day after a proposed amendment has been presented in 
writing. 

E. These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Conference 
shall become effective immediately upon adoption by the Annual Conference. 

2. Motions, Amendments, Reports and Resolutions 

A Main motions presented to the Annual Conference shall be in writing and 
placed in the hands of the Conference Secretary prior to, or immediately 
following, presentation. 

B. Reports, recommendations, and resolutions coming from boards, agencies 
and committees of the Annual Conference to be included in the Book of 
Reports and Recommendations ("BOR") shall be sent to the Conference 
Secretary, typewritten or in a format acceptable to the Conference Secretary, 
on or before the deadline set by the secretary and published in the Annual 
Conference calendar. 

C. Resolutions to be presented to the annual conference, other than those 
coming from boards, agencies, and committees, shall be submitted to the 
Conference Secretary and the chairperson of the Committee on Resolutions 
and Reference in a format acceptable to the Conference Secretary not less 
than thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the annual conference*. This 
advanced submission is intended to allow time for review by the Conference 
Secretary, the Committee on Resolutions and Reference, and all members of 
the Annual Conference. Within ten days after the mailing of the BOR, the 
Conference Secretary may receive additional resolutions germane to issues 
contained in the BOR. Individuals and non-official organizations may submit 
only one resolution for consideration. These resolutions shall be provided to 
the members of the Annual Conference at the Clergy Executive Session and 
the Lay Member Executive Session of the annual conference. 

D. The Committee on Resolutions and Reference shall schedule all properly 
presented resolutions for consideration by the Annual Conference. The 
scheduling of resolutions from Conference boards or agencies will not 
constitute a recommendation for approval, disapproval or referral. Any 
resolution coming from a source other than an Annual Conference board or 
agency will be reviewed by this committee, which shall then recommend to 
the Annual Conference approval, disapproval, or referral to another board or 
agency. With each report the Committee on Resolutions and Reference shall 
state the rationale for the recommendation. 

E. A resolution is considered "presented" to the Annual Conference when it is 
distributed in Annual Conference publications, or distributed to members on 
the floor of the annual conference after authorization by the Conference 
Secretary or the Assistant Secretary, and chairperson of the Committee on 
Resolutions and Reference. The expense for distributed copies shall be 



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borne by the agency or person originating the resolution, and all copies 
distributed shall indicate the source of the resolution. No resolution shall be 
voted on unless it has been presented at least twenty-four (24) hours in 
advance. All resolutions shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions 
and Reference, which shall report to the annual conference* daily. 

F. Any report, recommendation, resolution, or motion requiring funding beyond 
the Annual Conference budget as presented by the Council on Finance and 
Administration shall be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretary with 
copies for all the lay and clergy members of the Annual Conference. Any such 
report, recommendation, resolution, or motion shall be presented at the 
annual conference* on one day and considered the next day. No such report, 
recommendation, resolution, or motion shall be distributed later than the 
second night of the annual conference. All such reports, recommendations, 
resolutions, or motions shall be referred to the Annual Conference Council on 
Finance and Administration. 

Speeches 

A Speeches shall be limited to five (5) minutes except by consent of the Annual 
Conference. 

B. A member may speak only once on any motion until all who desire to speak 
have done so, and then he/she may speak only one additional time. 

C. The chairperson of an agency or someone designated by him/her shall be 
allowed to speak last on his/her report even though the previous questions 
have been ordered. 

Voting 

A All votes shall be cast in the bar of the annual conference.* The Annual 

Conference shall determine the bar of the annual conference at the beginning 
of the first session. 

B. A count vote may be ordered or called by any member of the Annual Confer- 
ence supported by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. 

Election of Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

A All votes shall be cast using the official ballot cards authorized by the Annual 
Conference. Voting for all lay and clergy delegates to General and Jurisdic- 
tional Conferences shall be by secret ballot. 

B. Prior to the convening of any annual conference* that will elect delegates to 
General and Jurisdictional Conferences, the Conference Secretary will 
publish eligibility requirements and voting procedures for election of del- 
egates. 

C. Different colored ballot cards will be provided for lay and clergy members. 

D. The names of persons receiving less than ten (10) votes shall not be reported 
to the Conference. 

E. Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be elected. 

F. Invalid ballot cards 

1) Each round of balloting shall be numbered consecutively, and the chair 
shall announce the number of the ballot. Only ballot cards with the proper 
number affixed shall be valid. 

2) Defaced ballot cards will be considered invalid. If a member defaces a 
ballot card, it may be exchanged for an undamaged one at the Confer- 
ence Secretary's desk. 

3) An electronic ballot card will be considered invalid if it is not marked 
clearly and darkly with a number 2 pencil or black pen. 

4) A ballot card will be considered invalid if it has more or less than the 
number of votes permitted on that particular ballot. 

5) A ballot card will be considered invalid if it indicates a vote for a person 



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already elected. 

6) A ballot card will be considered invalid if it indicates a vote for someone 
not eligible. 

7) A ballot card will be considered invalid if it shows that a member has 
voted more than once on the same ballot card for one candidate. 

Section II : Districts 

1. Number of Districts 

A The number of districts shall be twelve. A motion to change the number of 
districts must be presented in writing, and must be considered no sooner 
than the day following its introduction. Any change in the number of districts 
shall be approved at one annual conference to take effect at the next annual 
conference.* 

2. District Conferences 

A A district conference may be held annually in each district. 

B. The district conference, if one is held, shall be composed of members as 
determined and specified by the Annual Conference giving attention to 
inclusiveness. The members shall include all North Carolina clergy members 
within the district, including retirees; district trustees; district presidents of the 
United Methodist Youth Fellowship, the United Methodist Men, and United 
Methodist Women; lay members of the Annual Conference; the Lay Leader of 
each local church; and up to ten at-large members appointed by the District 
Superintendent to insure inclusiveness. The business of the district 
conference shall be in accordance with 2004 Book of Discipline paragraph 
656-657. 

3. The Annual Conference shall elect the district Lay Leaders annually, upon 
nomination by each District Superintendent and the Annual Conference Lay 
Leader. 

Section III : Conference Structure 

1. The membership of the Annual Conference is to be as outlined in the 

completeLay/Clergy Equalization Plan found in the 1991 Journal pages 400 - 01. 

2. Committees and Boards 
A The Bishop, Cabinet and Nominating Committee shall determine the size of 
all boards, agencies, commissions, committees, and ministry groups 
authorized by the General Conference, the Southeastern Jurisdictional 
Conference, and the North Carolina Annual Conference, and nominate their 
members, except in those cases where the current edition of the Book of 
Discipline or the North Carolina Annual Conference directs otherwise. 

B. Near the end of each quadrennium, the representatives of all boards, 
agencies, commissions, committees, and ministry groups shall submit a list 
of qualified, suggested nominees to the Nominations Committee for their 
consideration in the formation of new boards, agencies, commissions, 
committees, and ministry groups. 

C. Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval of the 
Annual Conference. 

D. Election and Tenure of Board and Committee Members 

1) At the beginning of each quadrennium all boards, agencies, 
commissions, committees, and ministry groups shall elect their officers 
only after all their members have been notified of the organizational 
meeting. A member of the Cabinet or the Annual Conference staff 
designated by the Cabinet shall serve as the convening officer for the 
organizational meeting. 

2) All elections in the boards and agencies of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference shall be by written, secret ballot of those present and eligible 

to vote. Nominations may be made from the floor. ,.-„ 



3) Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, 

commissions, committees, and ministry groups shall be four years with 
possibility of reelection for a second four-year term. 

E. The Annual Conference Board of Trustees shall meet at least twice a year at 
times and places designated by the board. The annual meeting shall be held 
either at the annual conference* or within thirty (30) days prior thereto. 

F. There shall be a Program and Planning Committee for the annual conference 
consisting of the Bishop; Assistant to the Bishop; the Conference Secretary; 
Conference Treasurer; the host District Superintendent; the Annual 
Conference Lay Leader; the Annual Conference Presidents of the United 
Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, the United Methodist Youth 
Fellowship; the Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, and other 
persons selected by the Bishop. The committee shall determine the 
compensation and expense for invited speakers, who shall be paid from the 
annual conference expense fund. The committee will receive invitations and 
may also make recommendations for the site of the annual conference.* 

G. On a rotating basis the Cabinet will designate a district each year as the host 
district for the annual conference. The host district will be responsible for 
ushers, flowers, and other similar items of hospitality related to the annual 
conference.* 

H. The Commission on Worship, the Conference Secretary and the District 
Superintendents shall provide for all the details of the Memorial Service. The 
Conference Secretary shall serve as the chairman of this group. 

I. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year to examine 
and edit the daily minutes of the annual conference.* 

J. There shall be a Committee on Appeals appointed quadrennially, composed 
of five members whose duties shall be to hear appeals from the decisions of 
the several District Boards of Church Location and Building, or any other 
questions that may properly come before it. 

K. There shall be a Committee on Annual Conference Rules, which shall provide 
to the Annual Conference a document of Rules of Order and Procedure, and 
the policies, standing rules and structure that the Annual Conference from 
time to time may adopt. This document shall be presented at the opening of 
the first session of each annual conference.* 

L. There shall be a Committee on Resolutions and Reference which shall 
perform the duties assigned to it in the section of these rules titled "Motions, 
Amendments, Reports and Resolutions." 

M. There shall be a North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. 
which shall have the responsibility, upon consultation with the Annual 
Conference Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, the 
Annual Conference Commission on Health and Human Services, or the North 
Carolina United Methodist Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries, 
Inc., as appropriate, for nominating and electing forty (40) percent of all voting 
members of each of the boards of trustees of the affiliated institutions with the 
exception of the Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. The North Carolina Annual 
Conference shall elect the trustees of the North Carolina Annual Conference 
Board of Institutions, Inc. in staggered four-year terms. (See 1992 Journal, 
page 320.) No person may serve on more than one board of trustees of the 
institutions for which the Annual Conference elects trustees. 
1. The Annual Conference structure is diagramed on page 185 in the 2000 Journal. 

The North Carolina Annual Conference will organize its ministry, as follows: 

A Structure Monitoring Group — A group will be established for the purpose of 
evaluating the Conference structure for effectiveness. It will also ensure that 
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the Annual Conference rules are accurate in the description of the structure of 
the Annual Conference, making proposals for change as structure evolves. 
This group will be elected by the Annual Conference and made up of seven 
people, four of whom are not serving within the Annual Conference structure. 
B. North Carolina Annual Conference Connectional Table 

1) The Connectional Table will be the link among the circles of ministry. Its 
purpose is to provide a place for joint planning and problem solving, to 
discern the vision for mission and ministry for the North Carolina 
Conference, and to strengthen the connection between the Annual 
Conference and the local church. The Connectional Table is linked to the 
Annual Conference session. The Annual Conference will have the 
responsibility of hearing a statement of the Connectional Table's vision, 
and either affirming that vision or setting forward an alternate proposal. 

2) Membership: Meeting quarterly, the Connectional Table will be made up 
of thirty-one (31) people - three representatives from each circle of 
ministry, twelve at-large members selected by the Conference Committee 
on Nominations and elected by vote of the Annual Conference, the 
Bishop, two District Superintendents, and the Executive Director of 
Connectional Ministries. At-large members will ensure connecting links 
between districts and local churches and the Connectional Table. 
Membership in the Connectional Table will be for four-year terms, with 
one quarter of the table changing each year. The Conference Committee 
on Nominations will meet once each year to nominate representatives to 
the Conference Connectional Table and to the five circles of ministry. The 
Bishop and the Cabinet will fill vacancies occurring during the year. The 
Committee on Nominations will be made up of one representative of the 
Structure Monitoring Group, the twelve District Superintendents, and 
twelve other persons to be nominated by the Bishop, at least three- 
fourths (3/4) of whom shall be laity. The Bishop will serve as convener. 

C. Five Circles of Ministry-The agencies, boards and commissions defined 
by the current edition of the Book of Discipline will organize themselves 
according to the requirements outlined therein and will connect through 
the circles of ministry. The circles of ministry, using task forces or 
standing groups to plan and implement ministry and mission, will 
organize ministry areas not prescribed by the Book of Discipline. Circles 
of ministry will organize, plan, lead, and evaluate, as they live out the 
vision embraced by the Conference. Circles of ministry are accountable to 
the Connectional Table for holding up and living out the vision affirmed by 
the Annual Conference, and for faithfully presenting ministry needs to the 
Connectional Table. Each circle of ministry will organize itself and will 
determine its schedule of meetings, meeting at least once a year during 
the Conference year. Membership in the five circles of ministry will be for 
one four-year term with the option to extend for an additional four-year 
term, using staggered classes to provide continuity within the ministry 
area. 

1) Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development Circle — This circle 
of ministry will encompass the work of all Christians, lay and 
ordained, taking care to carry forward the work of Christian nurture 
and spiritual formation, including the work of the United Methodist 
Youth. 

2) Mission Development Circle — This circle of ministry will carry 
forward the work of witness, outreach/missions, and social justice, 
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Methodist Men. 

3) Episcopal Circle — This circle of ministry will encompass the work of 
the Bishop and Cabinet, Annual Conference program, ecumenism, 
Christian unity, congregational development, monitoring and 
accountability, and nominations. 

4) Resource Ministries Circle — This circle of ministry will encompass 
the work of the Conference Treasurer's office, insurance, disability, 
trustees, pensions, equitable compensation, finance and 
administration. 

5) Communications Circle — This circle of ministry will carry forward the 
work of archives and history, information systems, the Conference 
web site, service, publications, electronic reporting, and other 
services to link the local church, the Annual Conference, and the 
world. 

Annual Conference Officers 

A The Annual Conference Lay Leader shall be elected quadrennially at the first 
annual conference* after General Conference. This nomination will be made 
in joint session of the Board of Laity Executive Committee and Cabinet. The 
nomination is to be made no later than October of the year prior to General 
Conference. Should a vacancy occur at any other time, it shall be filled by the 
same procedure, with the nominee serving as Lay Leader until a Conference 
Lay Leader is elected at the next annual conference. The Annual Conference 
Lay Leader shall serve as the chairperson of the Commission on Laity. 

B. There shall be a Director of Ministerial Relations/Assistant to the Bishop with 
such duties and responsibilities as determined by the Annual Conference or 
assigned by the presiding Bishop. 

C. The Annual Conference Secretary 

1) The position of Annual Conference Secretary shall be continued on a part- 
time basis with those duties stipulated by the current edition of the Book 
of Discipline of the United Methodist Church and the North Carolina 
Annual Conference, with adequate funding provided. 

2) The Conference Secretary shall be elected at the beginning of each 
quadrennium, at the first annual conference* after the General 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

3) The responsibilities of the Conference Secretary shall be defined by the 
current edition of the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 
and as follows: 

(a) to edit, print, publish and distribute the Annual Conference 
Journal; 

(b) to edit, print, publish and distribute the Annual Conference 
Directory; 

(c) to edit, print, publish and distribute the Book of Reports and 
Recommendations (BOR); 

(d) to provide for the Local Entertainment Committee any 
necessary information pertinent to annual conference* 
entertainment, and to provide the names and addresses of 
all persons (guests, members, and alternates) to be invited 
and entertained, including persons arriving early at the annual 
conference site; 

(e) to provide member registration cards with complete 
information, by districts; (f) to serve as a member of the Annual 
Conference Program Committee; 

(f) to serve as a member of the Annual Conference Program 
Committee; 



(g) to compile and print the Memoirs and to plan the Memorial Service, 
with assistance from the Bishop, the Cabinet and the Commission on 
Worship; 

(h) to provide a packet for members attending the annual conference*with 
necessary materials, including name tags; 

(i) to assist with the preparation of ordination credentials and other 

documents, and to arrange for the class photos of those persons to be 
ordained or commissioned, in coordination with the Administrative 
Assistant to the Bishop and the Board of Ordained Ministry; 

(j) to provide necessary office equipment and supplies during the annual 
conference* for the following offices: the Bishop, the Conference Secretary, 
the Cabinet, the Cabinet Secretary, the Statistician, the Treasurer, and the 
United Methodist Office of Information; 

(k) to nominate secretarial staff, and to assign and supervise their work; 

(I) to compile a list of lay members and alternates for the Journal; 

(m) to keep accurate alphabetical and chronological rolls of ministers, includ- 
ing records relating to their careers, their surviving spouses and their 
children; 

(n) to provide required statistical information for general church agencies; 

(o) to serve as Annual Conference archivist and as custodian of historical 
artifacts and information relating to antecedent Annual Conferences; 

(p) to keep accurate alphabetical and chronological rolls of ministers, includ- 
ing records relating to their careers, their surviving spouses and their 
children; 

(q) to serve as Annual Conference archivist and as custodian of historical 
artifacts and information relating to antecedent Annual Conferences; 

(r) to receive and retain surrendered clergy credentials; 

(s) to perform other duties stipulated by the Annual Conference. 5. 
5. The Annual Conference Statistician 

A The position of Annual Conference Statistician shall be continued on a part- 
time basis with those duties stipulated by the current edition of the Book of 
Discipline of The United Methodist Church, with adequate funding provided. 

B. The Conference Statistician shall be elected at the beginning of each 
quadrennium, at the first annual conference* following the General 
Conference of The United Methodist Church. 
6. Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall determine, 

subjecttothe approval of theAnnual Conference, the compensation given officers 

for their services, as well as the methods and amounts for meeting expenses of 

these officers. The Conference Treasurer shall pay these amounts. 
Section iv: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference Treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing funds from 

the Annual Conference shall be required to make audited statements 
annually, which the Conference Secretary will make available. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present the budget for 
adoption at the annual conference* only after all other matters having claims 
on the budget have been presented. 

3. Each District Superintendent shall send to the Conference Treasurer, as early 
as possible following the completion of the charge conferences, an official 
copy of the amounts budgeted by each local church for Annual Conference 
apportionments, and to the Bishop a schedule of the amounts budgeted by 
each local church for clergy salaries. 



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4. All remittances to the Annual Conference shall be made to the Conference 
Treasurer. 

5. Each table of the reports, Tables I, II, and III, shall be completed for individual 
churches. 

6. Tables II and III shall be completed in even dollars only. 

7. Tables I, II, and III shall be printed in the Annual Conference Journal with 
individual church reports and charge totals as compiled by the Conference 
Statistician from each pastor's reports. 

Section V: The Annual Conference Journal 

1. The Annual Conference shall publish a one-volume Journal of the North Carolina 

Annual Conference each year. 

2. The Conference Secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of editing and 
making contracts for the publication of the Annual Conference Journal, in keeping 
with regulations of the General Conference and of the Southeastern Jurisdictional 
Conference. The editor shall have full authority to condense reports, memoirs, and 
other papers when necessary. 

3. One complimentary copy of the Annual Conference Journal, published on a 
compact disk, shall be sent to each of the following: the Annual Conference 
claimants, widows and widowers, the educational and church-related institutions 
of the North Carolina Annual Conference, and lay members of the Annual 
Conference. The Conference Secretary shall have discretionary authority to send 
copies to such other institutions and agencies of the General Church. Copies on 
compact disk shall be sent to each pastor without charge. Hardbound copies may 
be purchased from the Conference Secretary's office. Monies accruing from the 
sale of the Journal shall be deposited with the Conference Treasurer and credited 
to the Journal account. 

Section VI : Displays at the Annual Conference 

1. Display space shall be allocated by the Conference Secretary only to those 
agencies, boards, commissions, groups or circles of ministry that are officially 
sanctioned by the North Carolina Annual Conference or by the General Conference 
of The United Methodist Church. "Officially sanctioned" is defined as having direct, 
official endorsement from the General Conference of the United Methodist Church 
or the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

2. No board, agency or similar official group granted display space or similar 
privileges shall offer its display space to a group or agency that is not officially 
sanctioned by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church or the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. 

3. Space may be provided in a separate "Ministry and Advocacy" area adjacent to the 
meeting place of Annual Conference for groups not officially sanctioned by the 
North Carolina Annual Conference or by the General Conference of The United 
Methodist Church but that are of interest to the members of the Annual 
Conference. Display tables and similar matters related to the Ministry and 
Advocacy area shall be allocated by the Conference Secretary. 

Donna Thompson, Chairperson 
James L. Bryan, Annual Conference Secretary 



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*A note on usage in this document: 

The terms "North Carolina Annual Conference," "Annual Conference," or 
"Conference" [note the capital letters] refer to the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. These terms refer to an 
organization. 

The term "annual conference" [in lower-case letters] refers to the yearly 
assembly, usually occupying four days in June, at which the North Carolina 
Annual Conference gathers to worship God and conduct business. This term 
[not capitalized] refers to this yearly, multi-day convention. 
The term "session" refers to one meeting of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference occurring on any part of one of those days or to a meeting on a 
single day for a special or called session. For example, the minutes often refer 
to the "morning session of the first day of the annual conference" or to the 
"evening session of Friday of annual conference." This document avoids the 
common practice of using the phrase "the annual conference session" to refer 
to the whole week of meetings in June. This document's usage would 
designate that whole series of meetings as "the 2006 annual conference," or 
"the 2009 annual conference, " for example 



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EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 

Charles Michael Smith led the clergy in singing hymns including: Come, Thou Fount 
of Every Blessing and Great is Thy Faithfulness. Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. opened the 
Executive Session with prayer calling the session to order at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Gwinn 
made some encouraging comments to all the clergy. The Bishop outlined clergy events 
and programs planned during annual conference. He focused briefly on the Order of the 
Day for Thursday, Clergy Women's Celebration. He defined the membership of the Executive 
Session. The Bishop asked for consent for guests to be present at the Executive Session. 
Bishop Gwinn recognized the Lay and Clergy members of the Board of Ordained Ministry 
and asked everyone to thank the Board of Ordained Ministry. 
Passing of Clergy Character 

The district superintendents were asked to stand to be recognized. Bishop Gwinn 
declared that the District Superintendents were blameless in their life and ministry. Without 
objection, the Bishop ordered the vote on passing the character of the district 
superintendents which passed unanimously. 

Bishop Gwinn called on the district superintendents to report on the moral character 
and conduct of the clergy in their respected districts. All districts reported nothing against 
the clergy. The body was asked by the Bishop to vote on the moral character of the clergy 
of all the districts. They were passed. 

In this fiftieth year anniversary of the ordination of women, Bishop Gwinn directed the 
Executive Session to celebrate the quality and service of the women clergy in full connection 
of the United Methodist Church of the North Carolina Conference. They received applause. 

Board of Ordained Ministry Report 

Rev. Beth Hood was directed by the Bishop to give the report of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry for 2006 to the Executive Session. She expressed appreciation for the people 
that contributed to the report. Hood gave an outline of the duties and responsibilities of 
the Board of Ordained Ministry. She directed the attention of the Executive Session to 
page 3, Administrative Review Committee. Nominations were reviewed. She noted the 
nominations for the Board of Managers Class of 2010 were Alice Kunka and Rich 
Greenway. She asked the Bishop for a vote on the nominations. Without objection the 
Bishop ordered the vote and they were approved. 

Hood directed the Executive Session to page 26, Question 33 of the Annual Report of 
the Board of Ordained Ministry: Who are elected as members in full connection? The 
candidates came forward as Rev. Hood read their names. The Bishop spoke of the 
historical significance of the questions to be asked of the candidates. The Bishop then 
asked the traditional questions of the candidates who were before him. After examination, 
the Bishop presented all the persons eligible for Elders and Deacons Orders to the 
Executive Session. He asked the members if there were any questions for him or any of 
the candidates. The Bishop ordered the vote on the reception of these candidates into 
Full Connection by the Executive Session and the motion passed. The body stood and 
applauded their election. The Bishop asked Charles MichaelSmith to lead the Executive 
Session in singing Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. David Preston Haley, a transferee 
from the Southern Baptist denomination, was then invited by the Bishop to stand before 
the Executive Session to be approved and accepted into membership. He was voted in 
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Beth Hood referred to Question 19 of the Annual Report of the Board of Ordained 
Ministry: Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? She asked 
the mentors for the Candidates for Ministry to stand and they were received with applause. 
Hood directed the Executive Session to Page 13, Question 19 and made corrections. 
She then asked the pastors who are being licensed for the first time to stand and be 
greeted by the Executive Session. Hood referred the attention of the body to Question 20. 
She noted corrections to Question 21(a) and (b). She removed the name of David Lee 
Woolsey from Question 21(c). The local pastors were brought before the Executive 
Session for approval. The Bishop called for their approval and they were approved. 
Question 21-D, referred to Student Local Pastors from other Annual Conferences who 
are listed for information only. Hood made one correction to Question 22, page 21: add 
the name Bryan Keith Langsland, effective 7/1/06. Question 24 was pointed out as 
information only. Hood asked that those persons under Question 24 to stand and be 
recognized. Under Question 23, Bishop Gwinn ordered the vote to reinstate Matthew 
Blaine Whitaker and he was reinstated. She referred to Question 25, page 22: Clergy 
from Other Christian Denominations which needed the Executive Session's approval. 
The Bishop called for the vote and they were approved. Hood then referred to Question 
26, page 22: Affiliate Members of the NC Annual Conference. The Bishop asked the 
Executive Session to approve these and it was done. Hood directed the members to 
Question 28: Who are elected as probationary members? Twenty-three people were 
listed as probationary Elders. They were invited to stand before the Executive Session. 
The Probationary Elders were presented, examined and encouraged by Bishop Gwinn. 
The Bishop called for a vote and they were approved. Hood directed the attention of the 
Executive Session to page 27. She noted those listed under Question 30: Continuing 
Probationary Members. She asked those that are continuing as Probationary Members 
to stand. Hood then referred to page 26, Question 31(c). The Bishop asked those 
continuing on the probationary member track to stand and be recognized by the Executive 
Session. 

Point of Information/Parliamentary Inquiry: 

Charles Moseley, Hatteras (EC), was recognized and asked a question about Warren 
Heitzenrater. Moseley questioned whether this body would address his reinstatement 
as a Local Pastor. Paul Leeland replied that the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 
denied the request. Moseley rose to a point of parliamentary inquiry, asking if a motion to 
reinstate Warren Heitzenrater would be in order at this time. The Bishop responded that 
such a motion is not in order, although an additional request may be made to the Board 
of Ordained Ministry. 

Hood then referred the Executive Sessions attention to Question 32: Who have 
been received from other Christian denominations. Gail Myers, transferring from the 
Missionary Baptist denomination was approved. Hood directed attention to Question 
34(b): Who are elected for ordination as deacons in full connection? The Bishop ordered 
the vote and they were approved. Eilene Bisgrove's Alma Mater was corrected from 
Asbury Theological Seminary to Duke Divinity School. Question 35(b) was addressed by 
Hood. The Bishop called the Executive Session to vote on these persons. They were 
approved. 

Beth Hood addressed Question 37(a): Who have been elected and ordained elders 
under the 1992 Discipline as theological graduates? Mary Ann Link Shivers and Marion 
Dale Curtis were approved with the correction of Curtis' Alma Mater from Asbury to Duke 
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Hood directed the Executive Session to Questions 41 & 42: Who have transferred 
from other annual conferences of the United Methodist Church and other Methodist 
denominations? These were for information only. Bishop Gwinn directed the body to 
greet them and they were so greeted. Hood addressed question 43(b), which admitted 
David Preston Haley, as an Elder from another denomination. The Bishop called for the 
vote of the Executive Session and he was approved. Kimberly Pollock was added to 
Question 47(a) and Jerry Dean Campbell was removed from Question 47(b). 



Request For Decision On Questions of Law: 

Charles Morrison rose to make a request for decision on questions of law: 

I hereby request that the Bishop decide, based on the facts set forth above 
and pursuant to paragraphs 51 and 2609 of the Discipline, the following 
questions of law: 

1. Is Dr. Wethington's purported withdrawal (subsequently characterized 
by Bishop Gwinn as "not" under complaint) null and void because it 
was predicated upon Bishop Gwinn's representations to Dr. Wethington 
that a complaint had been filed, when in fact Bishop Gwinn had not 
received a written and signed complaint prior to the purported 
withdrawal, as required by paragraph 362 of the Discipline and relevant 
Judicial Council Decisions (e.g., Decisions 777, 753 and 741)? 

2. Is Dr. Wethington's purported withdrawal null and void because Bishop 
Gwinn, despite representing to Dr. Wethington that a complaint had 
been filed against him, failed to provide Dr. Wethington with a copy of a 
written and signed complaint or with a written copy of the process to be 
followed regarding that alleged complaint? 

3. Is Dr. Wethington's purported withdrawal null and void because Bishop 
Gwinn, despite not having received a written and signed complaint, 
initiated a process in which he conveyed an unspecified allegation 
from an unspecified complaint to the Executive Committee of the 
Ordained Ministry, seeking their recommendation that Dr. Wethington 
be suspended? 

4. Is Dr. Wethington's purported withdrawal null and void because Bishop 
Gwinn, despite not having received a written and signed complaint, 
obtained the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board 
of Ordained Ministry that Dr. Wethington be suspended and then 
suspended Dr. Wethington? 

5. Is Dr. Wethington's purported withdrawal null and void under the 
Discipline because it was predicated upon Bishop Gwinn's (i) undue 
influence and/or duress and (ii) failure to investigate the alleged 
accuser's background and prior history and review Dr. Wethington's 
prior service in an effort to determine whether the allegations were 
truthful and thus achieve a "just resolution" in accordance with paragraph 
362 thereof? 



Bishop Gwinn said that in accordance with fl2609. 6 of The Book of Discipline, he will 
make a ruling within 30 days. 



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Board of Ordained Ministry Report (Continued) 

Hood added the name of Erin Angela Martin to Question 53. Hood directed the 
Executive Session to Question 54(a): Who are the probationary or ordained members on 
leave of absence? which required a vote. The Bishop called for the vote and they were 
approved. The Bishop directed a vote on Question 54(d), those taking voluntary Leave of 
Absence since the last annual conference and they were approved. Hood then moved to 
Question 55(a): related to Family Leave. The Bishop called for the vote and they were 
approved. Suzanna Ross Helms has asked for family leave for more than 5 years which 
requires a 2/3 vote. The Bishop called for the vote and Suzanna Ross Helms' leave was 
granted. Hood directed attention to Question 57(a) for the Executive Session to grant 
Incapacity Leave to Willie Herbert Frizzelle and John Clifton Lupton. The Bishop called for 
the vote and they were approved for incapacity leave. Hood addressed Question 57(b) 
and 57(c). Bishop Gwinn called for the vote and the leaves were granted. Bishop Gwinn 
recognized those persons that were present that had received Incapacity Leave and 
thanked them for their presence. He pledged prayer for them. 

Hood referred the Executive Session to page 36, Question 58: What deacons have 
been granted transitional leave? The Bishop called for the vote and it was granted. 
Questions 59-62 concerning retirement of clergy were addressed by Hood. These clergy 
were approved for retirement and were greeted with applause from the Executive Session. 

Rev. Hood addressed question 83 on page 40, noting several corrections: Julia 
Ellen Alliger % time; Ingrid Myers Vi time; Jeremy Mitchell Vi time; Joseph Andrew Motley 
Vi time; Randall Wayne Partin Vi time; Norma Walters Vi time; Angela Martin % time; 
James Olen Murphy Vi time; Shivers % time; Alice Jones % time. Julian Erving % time 
was added to Question 83(b). Hood asked for Marilyn Shipman be changed to % time. 
Bishop Gwinn recognized Mark Stevens to speak. Stevens will be listed at Vi time under 
Question 83(a). Rev. Hood asked for other changes or updates to question 83. Patricia 
Archer Vi time and Jo Elaine Harris % time were added to Question 83(b). Having no 
objection, the Bishop ordered the vote to approve those in less than full-time service and 
they were approved. Hood addressed Question 88(c): those for extension appointments. 
The Bishop called for the vote on Question 88 and they were approved. 

Rev. Hood indicated that with the exception of question 52, her report to the Executive 
Session was complete. The Bishop asked for any other items to come before the body. 
Rev. Hood offered the entire Board of Ordained Ministry report for approval. The Bishop 
called for the approval of the report as a whole and it was approved. 

The Executive Session was directed to Question 52(c): What Elders in Full Connection 
have died during the year? As those in attendance stood, Dr. Wallace Kirby read the 
names. The Bishop led the Executive Session in prayer. 



Closing 

The Conference Secretary, Jerry Bryan made announcements. He recognized Johnny 
Williams who is attending his 50 th Annual Conference. The Bishop dismissed the 
Executive Session at 11:55 a.m. He asked everyone to return at 1:30 p.m. for the opening 
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The Executive Session for Laity 

Conference Lay Leader, Emily Innes, opened the Laity session at 10:00 a.m. with 
introduction of the members of the Board of Laity. Bill Norton gave a brief orientation. A 
Service of Worship was led by members of the Board of Laity. Bruce Stanley gave a brief 
presentation on the Methodist Home for Children and showed a video. Steve Compton 
gave a presentation on the current status of the North Carolina Annual Conference and 
issues which face it. Lay members of the Bladen Charge, New Song, and St. James (GR) 
participated in that presentation. The program concluded at 11:50 a.m. 

First Day, Afternoon Session 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 

Opening Worship Service: 

Music, along with a presentation on the Lake Junaluska Dam Repair Project greeted 
the Conference members as they gathered in the Greenville Convention Center. Charles 
Michael Smith led the congregation in the singing. Bishop Alfred W Gwinn presided and 
gave the State of the Church Address: 

North Carolina Annual Conference State Of The Church Address 

I greet all of you in the powerful name of our Lord Jesus Christ! And I stand 
with you before an amazing God who has sounded forth the trumpet that shall 
never call retreat! An amazing God who calls you and me sons and daughters. 
An amazing God who calls the Church his beloved. 

It seems only yesterday that I stood before you in Fayetteville at our 2005 
Annual Conference and sought to name the vision God has planted in your heart 
and in my heart. To name God's preferred future for us that we continue to 
discern more clearly every day as we pray with one another, talk with one another 
and listen to one another. 

What a challenging time to be the Church! What a challenging time to be a 
Christian! What a challenging time to be a United Methodist in North Carolina! 
Persons like Loren Mead from the Alban Institute, Lesslie Newbigin, Bill Easum, 
George Barna and others have made the case that these, are indeed, exciting 
times and that we are living in a truly unique time - a time they are calling a 
"crack in history" - and in-between-time - between what is and what might be. 
For example: 

♦ This world is boiling with anger and hatred. The divisions over 
political ideologies, religion, and economics are deepening to the 
point of tearing at the very fabric of world peace and stability, as well 
as the fabric of nations and institutions. 

♦ The gap is widening between the "haves" and the "have-nots" and 
the "have-nots" are becoming increasingly impatient and angry 
with those who "have." 

♦ Our planet is offering up frightening signs and symptoms of too 
many years of abuse. 

♦ Human life continues to decrease in value: Children are victims of 
violence that is 

♦ inconceivable to most. Every day in America alone 2,482 children 
are confirmed as abused or neglected. Babies continue to be 
aborted with the same lack of conscience with which they were 
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Hundreds of innocent people are dying every day because of ethnic 
cleansing and political ideologies. 

♦ Objective truth is so seriously question today that for many there 
remains no true North in terms of the compass of morality. 

♦ Salvation through Christ is considered one option among many 
that could lead to abundant living and eternal life - so that the 
passion to make disciples for Jesus is dying out even in the hearts 
of those who claim His name. 

And we are right in the middle of this "crack in history" -the "what is" -but we 
are God's people and God is asking us to live into the "what might be." Erwin 
McManus An Unstoppable Force Rightly Says the Church is an Unstoppable 
Force Created to Change the World. And, I am more convinced than ever that 
there is a common song in our hearts here in North Carolina -"Hear I am Lord. 
Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you lead me. 
I will hold your people in my heart." The theme of this Annual Conference is 
much more than just a theme - "Walking in the Light of God" - it's a statement 
that captures what we truly intend to do! 

There is not doubt in my mind that we are being summoned to undertake 
with renewed vision and vigor the unfinished task of MAKING DISCIPLES OF 
JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD. 

Our Council of Bishops has identified SEVEN PATHWAYS that we will focus 
on as we center on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of 
the world: 

1. Developing new congregations in churches that are more than 10 
years old it takes 72 members to win one disciple. In churches that 
are between 5 to 10 years old it takes 17 members to win one 
disciple. In churches that are less than 3 years old it takes 2 
members to win 1 disciple for Jesus. That alone should show us 
what powerful tools of evangelism new church launches are. Further, 
it is important to remember that we now have 20% of our churches 
where 80% of the American population lives. 

2. Teaching the Weslevan model of forming disciples of Jesus Christ. 
I am so pleased that our 2005 statistics show that we have 3,735 
more accountability groups here in the North Carolina Conference 
than we had last year. We are moving in the right direction! 

3. Strengthening clergy and lay leadership . This is at the heart of our 
vision here this conference and I will speak more about this pathway 
later in this address. 

4. Reaching and transforming the lives of the new generations of 
children . Did you know that there are 75 million children and youth 
in the Millennial generation? That's a larger generation than the 
Baby Boomer generation! It's the largest generation we've ever 
had in America. And yet, the 2005 statistics of our North Carolina 
Conference show that we had 3,144 fewer children and youth in 
our Sunday school classes every Sunday than we did in 2004! We 
experienced a 342 loss in average weekly attendance at our UMYF 
meetings! The number of children and youth in society has been 
rising sharply but the number we are reaching is significantly 
declining. 

5. Eliminating poverty in community with the poor. That means we 
eliminate poverty not with a handout but a hand up. (Use the 
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6. Expanding our Hispanic/Latino ministries . Please hear this: The 
Hispanic/Latino population in North Carolina is growing faster than 
in any other state in the nation. Later in the conference we will hear 
a strategic report about our plans with the Hispanic/Latino Ministry. 

7. Transforming existing congregations . Once again, this at the heart 
of our vision here in this conference and I will speak more about 
this pathway later in this address. 

These pathways must guide us as we evaluate ministries, build budgets 
and strategize for the future. Our founder, John Wesley, affirmed personal holiness 
and social holiness as the twin spires of the Christian faith. These seven 
pathways seek to address this balance and interplay between strengthening 
the Body of Christ and fulfilling the Reign of God. Invitation into the Body of Christ 
and formation through the Body of Christ cannot be separated from bearing 
witness to and advocating for the Reign of God in all of creation. Disciples of 
Jesus do not just believe in Christ, they follow Christ into the world. And, the 
Church will not be in the world without effective systems of reaching, forming, 
equipping and sending disciples. 

Here in North Carolina, as we travel those seven pathways, we will do so on 
"two strong legs" -The leg of God-inspired, Christ-centered, Spirit-led, effective, 
visionary clergy leaders and the leg of healthy Spirit-filled congregations that 
have radical hospitality, passionate worship, focused spiritual formation from 
the cradle to the grave and risk-taking ministry and service to the world. 

So, let me speak more about the first leg that will carry us down these 
pathways - Effective, Visionary Clergy Leaders. I thank God daily for the many 
marvelous, dedicated, cutting-edge clergy we have in this conference! Their 
effective, faithful and fruitful ministry is richly blessing our smaller membership, 
medium size and larger membership churches. They are showing us what God 
can do with obedient, well-trained and equipped, growing servant leaders. 

I believe that God desires that same quality of leadership from every single 
servant leader He calls and the Church sets aside for Word, Sacrament, Order 
and Service. And I know you believe that also. I wish you knew the number of 
letters and personal comments I get from our clergy saying to me, "Thank you for 
calling us to greatness in Christ! Please hold the course!" My brothers and 
sisters of the "cloth" I implore you to hear this: no servant leader who is willing 
to give his or her very best has anything to fear about this direction! Only if you 
are satisfied with mediocrity or maintenance ministry should you have concerns. 
Later in this conference a Bishop's Task Force on Effectiveness will update you 
on a definition of effectiveness and principles that will guide us as we help one 
another give our very best to the Lord of the Church. 

Last year I spoke to you about the vision for an Academy for Leadership 
Excellence that God had given several lay persons and some clergy persons a 
few years ago and I reported on the progress of bringing that vision into a reality. 
Today I report to you that in the next few days a donor couple will step forward 
with a gift of $1 ,000,000.00 to the Academy, which will be added to the $600,000.00 
plus that has already been given or pledged. 

Further, on the 29 th of this month a search committee will make a 
recommendation of a person (selected from 38 persons identified in a national 
search) to become the executive director of the Academy and to begin the work 
as executive director on July 15. Praise be to God! A unique place where clergy 
can be coached, challenged, "re-tooled" - and clergy and laity can be equipped 
with specialized and practical leadership skills for the 21 st century has become 
a reality in North Carolina. And, God has done all of this through a laity-dominated 
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I am most pleased to report to you that some of our local churches have 
taken seriously my challenge of last year to become proactive in helping their 
clergy find healthier, happier and more fulfilling times in their present ministries. 
Every single congregation, regardless of size, must help us in this endeavor! 
Laity, please hear me - insisting that your clergy find a rhythm of renewal and re- 
creation is as important as making sure they have adequate salary! Just a few 
years ago one of our annual conferences in this nation created a Clergy Morale 
Task Force to study clergy morale in their conference. Their report included 
these remarks, "The key to morale lies within our personal practice of the means 
of grace. Without fail, there is (was) a direct relationship between the person's 
morale and his or her personal piety. The more a person practices the means of 
grace, the higher the morale." Lay member, when you go home begin immediately 
to talk with your other local church leaders about establishing for your clergy a 
standard of not less than two three-day spiritual retreats a year and a minimum 
of one month sabbatical leave every four years - of course, these are separate 
from vacation times. Healthier, happier clergy will make for healthier happier 
congregations! 

One more word on this leg of effective clergy leadership: Dan Dick of the 
General Board of Discipleship wrote in a recent Interpreter Magazine: "Beyond 
burgeoning health care costs and skyrocketing insurance premiums, the physical 
deterioration of United Methodist clergy is appalling." He goes on to write, 
"Effective clergy leadership requires a new commitment to self-care and wellness. 
One solution is to form a clergy wellness group. Clergy are banding together to 
form covenants around exercise, diet, rest, renewal, learning and recreation - 
where they hold each other accountable to practices that lead to a greater quality 
of life. Rather than waiting for disaster to strike, these leaders are taking 
preventative action." May all of us treat our bodies and minds like temples of the 
Living God, which the scriptures teach us they are! 

The second leg that must carry us well as we travel these Seven Pathways 
of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world is: Spirit- 
filled, healthy, vibrant, alive, dynamic congregations. Healthy congregations are 
disciple-making centerof Jesus Christ for the transformation ofthe world. Healthy 
congregations must become the measuring stick for evaluating the effectiveness 
of every conference board, agency and committee of this conference! If we fail at 
this task, we fail overall! But we must never forget that Methodism is first and 
foremost about connection. United Methodist congregations are not independent 
locally-owned churches. We are a Connection. We are a Body! We are a family! 
We are responsible for and to each other. 

We belong to each other at the same time we belong to God. To belong to 
God is to belong to God's heart. And God's heart is about love, intimacy, passion 
and sacrifice. Listen, God's people know that they are secure in God's hands. 
They love to live and live to love. For them God is the center of life - especially life 
in the Church. 

George Morris, longtime professor of evangelism at Candler School of 
Theology and recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Evangelism Award writes: 
"Both my research and teaching in the field of missiology as well as, my own 
missionary experience on national and international levels have taught me the 
following: Growing churches, whether they be protestant, Roman Catholic, or 
independent, ordinarily hold three things in common: (1) They are committed to 
the authority and primacy of Holy Scriptures; (2)They have strong Christological 
convictions; (3) They are open to both the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 
On the other hand - declining churches, whether they be protestant, Roman 



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Catholic, or independent are, for the most part, in decline because they are 
deficient in these three areas." 

A Spirit-led, healthy, alive, growing congregation understands this truth. And 
all of us, including every size congregation in our conference, must come to 
understand this truth as well. So I say to you - friend, if you've been trying to run 
your church, stop it! If you are controlling your church, stop it! If you've been trying 
to save your church, stop it! Fall on your knees and give your church back to 
Jesus, the Lord of the church. The Church belongs to God! So we need more 
prayer meeting than we do planning meetings. We need more palms open to 
the heavens than fingers pointing at each other. We need more calloused 
knees than sharp tongues. We need more people asking deep questions than 
giving personal opinions and surface answers. 

Friends, the drag of the horizontal perspective will disease and kill a church! 
And, too many of our congregations have become a body that looks more like a 
herd of cattle in a stampede than a flock of God's sheep moving beside still 
waters and green pastures. 

Our congregations must become mission centers for Jesus and not "me" 
centers with a mission. We have forgotten that there is a kingdom of darkness 
stealing the hopes and dreams and souls of a humanity without God. Did you 
know that we had 365 local congregations that did not have one single profession 
of faith in this last year? 

The call of God involves risk, passion and sacrifice. Our congregations 
must become the heart of God in their community and in this world. John the 
Baptist tells us in the Scriptures that Jesus would baptize us with both Spirit and 
fire, meaning passion. And in Acts 2 the Church was baptized with the Holy Spirit 
and with fire. And what a passion it gave them! 

Passion for the lost was not an option in the Acts 2 Church. Passion for 
reaching out to needy people was not an option in the Acts 2 Church. Passion 
for justice was not an option in the Act 2 Church. Passion for being a vessel for 
the Living God was not an option in the Acts 2 Church. The Acts 2 Church had 
radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional spiritual formation from the 
cradle to the grave and risk-taking mission and ministry to the world. 

So, by the Annual Conference of 2008 I want us to be able to identify, by 
name, 200 Acts 2 Churches in this conference! Churches that have all four of 
these qualities functioning well in the life of the Body. Churches that have decided 
to reach the lost, the unchurched, the de-churched - to reach children, youth, 
Hispanics and Latinos - not counting the cost or sacrifice involved. 

Churches that have prayer-based, Spirit-filled, quality worship services. By 
the way, our 2005 statistics also show that our average Sunday morning worship 
attendance is down 2,796 persons! That fact should cause us to ask ourselves 
several serious questions about how we do worship, what we are or are not 
teaching about commitment and if real relationships actually exist. 

By 2008 we will name 200 churches that are teaching their members to go 
deeper and not just wider. Churches that are serious about every member 
being in small groups where they are supported, encouraged and challenged to 
grow in Christ. Churches that are helping their members understand the gifts of 
the Spirit and the role of those gifts in building up the Body of Christ. Churches 
that forge strong, full partnerships between the clergy and laity. Churches that 
want a leader to equip and empower them and not do their ministry for them. 
Churches that want to be challenged and not coddled. 

In 2008 we want to name 200 churches that are risk-takers in attacking 
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just a hand-out. Churches that cause persons like Bishop Hope Morgan Ward 
to say video clip. 

To date we have given $1,663,204.85 to Katrina relief. And, we have given 
$1,093,452.15 to Tsunami relief! Almost every single week since Katrina hit we 
have had a team or teams of persons in Mississippi - and will continue to do for 
months to come! 

This wonderful, generous outpouring is further proof that money is not our 
issue. Heart is our issue! When we have the heart of God, we love, we sacrifice, 
and we burn with passion to help and save others. And just as we have defined 
effectiveness for clergy we will define effectiveness for local United Methodist 
congregations. We will find an objective way to evaluate local congregations. 
So I am asking our conference lay leader, Emily Innes, to lead a team which will 
bring a report on this issue to the 2007 Annual Conference. And, like I said to 
clergy, I say to local congregations - there is absolutely no reason to have 
concern if you want to be an Acts 2 congregation. The only reason for alarm is if 
you are satisfied with mediocrity or maintenance ministry! 

Brothers and sisters, the Church of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. 
And we are the Church! The Church is not a group of human beings doing their 
own thing. We are a Body of disciples under the mandate of a living Lord - and 
He has trusted us to live in a critical time of history. A"crackin history" -a window 
- between "what is" and what "might be" - that some say occurs only once or so 
every thousand years. We were created to be a Daring to Change the World 
Church. We dare not miss this golden moment for God? What will be written in 
the Lamb's Book of Life about you and me and the church we belong to and led 
in such a crucial time? 

This one thing I know, there's a consistent theme woven throughout the 
stories of the heroes and heroines we read about in the Holy Scriptures - 
namely, the Lord of the Church called them to risk; none of them knew how the 
challenge or the call would end. They simply obeyed God and trusted God to 
work out his heart's desires through them as they Walked in the Light of God. 
And He always did more than they expected! And, in away better than they could 
have imagined! 

I'm ready to let go of my fears - and my way - and walk in the light of God. 
"Breathe on me, Breath of God; Fill me with life anew, That I may love what thou 
dost love, And do what thou wouldst do." 

The State of the church address was followed by the celebration of Holy Communion. 
An offering of $18,414.47 was received for the SEJ Lake Junaluska Dam Repair Project. 

Plenary Session: 

Charles Michael Smith led the singing of the theme song, In the Light of God. Charles 
Michael Smith then led the singing of Are We Yet Alive. Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. called 
the Conference to order at 3:28 p.m. the 38 th session of the North Carolina United Methodist 
Church Annual Conference and the 181 st Conference of The Methodist Church in North 
Carolina. 

Organization of the Conference: 

James Bryan, Conference Secretary, defined the bar of the Conference as the main 
meeting room and stage of the Greenville Convention Center and presented motions of 
order. Bryan moved that the roster of the registrar be the official attendance of the North 
Carolina Conference for 2006. The Bishop called for the vote on the motions of order and 
they were approved. Bryan moved that the yellow copy of the revised agenda found in the 
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2006. The revised agenda passed. Bryan moved that delegates and guests who are 
seated will be granted the privilege of the floor. The Bishop called for the vote and the 
right was granted. Bryan moved that the staff and members listed on page 9-10 of The 
Conference Program, Recommendations, and Reports 2006 be elected as the staff and 
members of the Conference Committee. The Bishop ordered the vote and those listed 
were elected. 

Report of the Committee on Conference Rules: 

Donna Thompson, chairperson, presented the report of the Committee on 
Conference Rules; directing the Annual Conference to the Conference Rules of Order 
and Procedure as printed in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
2006, page 15-22. She made the following changes: in Section III, page 18, change 
number 1 to number 3 and make a lettering change on page 21. Thompson noted that 
"Annual Conference" spelled with capital letters is the organization; "annual conference" 
spelled with lower case letters refers to the annual business gathering. This is a change 
that she has indicated between the old and new document of the rules of the annual 
conference. 

Amendment: 

Paul Dunham, Seaside (Wl), moved to amend Section III (F), page 18, by striking out 
"may also make recommendations for the site" and inserting "will determine the site." 
The Bishop asked for comments or debate from the floor. The Bishop reminded the 
delegates that the Bishop chooses the time for the Annual Conference and the Conference 
chooses the location. Chris Miller, Englewood (RM), spoke against the amendment and 
named some problems with the Greenville facility. Without objection, the Bishop ordered 
the vote and the Dunham amendment failed. Milford Oxendine Trinity (Franklin Co, RA), 
rose to make a motion but was ruled out of order at this time by the Bishop. Without 
objection the Bishop ordered the vote after explaining the change to the rules and the 
motion passed. 

Conference Committee on Nominations: 

Dr. Charles Smith, Conference Connectional Ministries Executive Director, presented 
the Nominations Report. Smith presented proposed revisions to the Conference 
Connectional Table found on page 27 of the Book of Nominations. No vote was taken at 
this time. The vote will be taken Saturday morning at Annual Conference. The members 
were encouraged to read information on page 27 of the Book of Nominations. 

Motion: 

Bishop Gwinn returned to Milford Oxendine, Cordova (RO), so he could present a 
resolution from Cordova UMC entitled, Support of the Lumbee Tribe Federal Recognition. 
The resolution was declared to be properly presented according to rule Section I.2.C and 
rule Section I. 2. E. of the Annual Conference rules. 

Motion 

Secretary Jerry Bryan moved the suspension of rules that require the Committee on 
Resolutions and Reference to "report to the annual conference daily" (l-2:E p. 16 top of the 
page (BOR) 5 th Line down) Without objection, the Bishop ordered the vote and the motion 
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Recognition 

The Bishop thanked Johnnie Wright for his leadership in worship for this day. He 
mentioned others who assisted in decorating and creating a worship center. 

Recognition of Special Guests: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Wilson Hayman, the conference Chancellor. He was 
invited to sit on the stage with the Bishop. 

Welcome: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Leonard Fairley, Rockingham District, as the host district 
superintendent for the annual conference. Fairley addressed the conference and 
welcomed everyone on behalf of the Rockingham District. Fairley welcomed the Bishop 
and his wife, Joyce. Mrs. Priscilla Fairley, wife of Leonard Fairley, escorted Mrs. Gwinn to 
the stage where she was presented with a corsage. Bishop Gwinn was presented a 
boutonniere. The conference greeted the Gwinns with applause. The Bishop expressed 
his gratitude and thanks. 

Greetings: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Robert Parrot, the mayor of Greenville. Parrot addressed 
the conference. The Bishop thanked the mayor for his address. Rhesa Tucker, manager 
of the Greeneville Convention Center, was invited by the Bishop to address the Conference. 
The Bishop thanked Ms. Tucker. 

Report of the United Methodist Publishing House: 

Cindy Keen, Raleigh Cokesbury Manager, brought the report from the United Methodist 
Publishing House. Keen recognized Carl Frazier, a member of the United Methodist 
Publishing House Board of Directors. Keen introduced Scott Spradley, Cokesbury regional 
manager. Keen presented a check for $12,770.47 for the Board of Pensions. Bishop 
Gwinn thanked Keen and Frazier for their presentation. 

Conference Committee on Nominations: 

Dr. Charles Smith, Conference Connectional Ministries Executive Director, presented 
the Nominations Report. Smith referred the Conference to the 2006 Nominations report. 
He made the following corrections: Eilene Bisgrove, W-F-C, was added to Disability 
Concerns Committee 2006. Rick Clayton, W-M-C and Rose Connor, W-F-C, were added 
to Finance and Administration 2006. Under Insurance Roster, replace Don Phillips with 
Jim Mentzer, W-M-C, Replace Bill Sherman with Don Phillips, W-M-C, as Board of 
Pensions Chair; and replace Jim Mentzer with Woody Wells, W-M-C, as an at-large 
member. Carmen Casillas, H-F-L and Ismael Ruiz, H-M-C, were added to the Hispanic 
Ministry Team. Replace Jasper Stem with John Woodard, W-M-C, on Disaster Response. 
Remove Arthur Warren from Archives & History and replace with Para Drake as chair. 
Remove Patricia Lykins and replace with Jane Esdell, W-F-C as Director of Robeson 
County Center. Add Patti Stricklin, A-F-L, as the CFA representative on MERCI. A Program 
Director will be named later. The Bishop asked for questions from the floor regarding 
nominations. There were none. He asked the Conference to review the list which will 
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Recognition: 

Stephen Drachler, Executive Director of Public Information of the United Methodist 
Communications, was recognized by Bishop Gwinn. He was welcomed and greeted 
with applause. 

Report of Council on Finance and Administration: 

Ferrell Blount, president of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration, 
and Sharon Strother, Conference Treasurer, presented the Council's report which is 
printed on pages 136-154 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
2006. Blount began the presentation with a video narrated by Bishop Mary Ann Swenson 
of the Los Angeles Conference. The Bishop praised the North Carolina Annual Conference 
for being 100% in their giving to the General Conference programs. Blount then recognized 
the Treasurer's staff. Blount directed the conference to page 143 for a correction. The 
heading should read "Actual Operating Budget -2005." He then referred to page 136 for 
the budget to be raised in 2007 to be spent in the year 2008. This is the budget that will 
be considered by Annual Conference in 2006. Blount encouraged the Conference to 
study and pray over the budget. The 2008 budget represents a 2.88% increase over the 
2007 budget. He referred the Conference to page 148 in The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports 2006, Section III: Financial Policies. Blount moved the 
adoption of section III and it was adopted. He referred to Section IV and moved the 
adoption as printed. The Bishop called for a vote on the adoption of Section IV of the 
report. It was adopted. Blount moved the adoption of Section V as printed on page 93 in 
The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. The Bishop asked for 
questions or comments. Blount moved the adoption of Section V as printed on page 151 
in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. 

Amendment: 



Jane Johnson, Mebane (BU), moved "that the compensation for the District 
Superintendents be based on an average of the 12 churches, one from each District, with 
the top salaries." Eric Miller, lay member Englewood (RM), spoke against the motion. 
Neal Salter, Emmanuel (BU), asked a question of Ferrell Blount. Sharon Strother 
responded to Salter's question. 

Motion to table: 

Neal Salter moved to table the Jane Johnson amendment to Section V of the CF & A 
Report for at least 24 hours. The Bishop called for a debate or questions and there were 
none. Without objection, the Bishop ordered the vote on the Salter motion and the motion 
to table passed. Blount directed attention to Section VII on page 154 and moved the 
adoption. Without objection the Bishop ordered the vote on Section VII and it was adopted. 
(Tape 1:4033) 

Motion: 

Ferrell Blount moved the following: 

1. The Conference hereby authorizes CFA to delegate its duties under 
TJ616.2 of The Book of Discipline to the Board of Institutions, subject to 
reasonable conditions and reporting requirements, to the extent that 
the Bl reviews the audited financial reports of those of the Affiliated 
Institutions which are subject to fl616.2 

2. Should CFA delegate its duties as described herein to the Board of 
Institutions, CFA shall nonetheless retain the authority to exercise its 
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Discipline, including without limitation the authority to seek additional 
information relating to the audited financial reports and to use any 
information from said reports for the Conference's purposes. 
3. Nothing in this motion creates any requirement or expectancy that either 
CFA or the Conference shall budget or appropriate funds to, or authorize 
any conference-wide appeal on behalf of, any of the Affiliated Institutions, 
which actions are entirely discretionary with those bodies. The 
Conference's adoption of this resolution creates no future obligation or 
liability of any kind on the part of CFA or the Conference. 
The motion was included in the registration packets. Blount read the motion and 
moved its adoption. Without objection the Bishop ordered the vote and the motion passed. 
Blount then thanked everyone that helped compile the budget. 
Report of the Conference Statistician: 

George Speake presented the report of the Conference Statistician. He pointed out 
the increase in the number of professions of faith in 2005. Speake noted a net increase 
of 1 ,098 members with 3,989 professions of faith for a grand total of 236,635 members. 
He noted an increase in overall diversity but a decrease in African-American/Black 
membership. There was an increase of over 5,000 in ethnic membership. Speake 
addressed some of the issues found in information in Table III. The total annual operating 
and benevolence budget funding sources raised was $130,756,164.00. Speake 
requested a higher standard of accuracy in completing reports. 

Motion: 

Quinton Covington, Rockingham: Central (RO), moved "that when the pastor of a 
church or charge declares that his/her Table III Report is accurate and complete, then the 
Statistician shall receive this report as so stated. However, if the statistician should need 
to request a review by the pastor giving the report, the pastor shall review his/her Table III 
Report and then declare his/her report as accurate and complete. Once Table III is so 
declared as accurate and complete this second time then Table III should be received as 
declared by the pastor of the church/charge he/she is serving." 

Speake spoke against the Covington motion. Without objection, the Bishop ordered 
the vote and the motion failed. 

Announcements: 

Secretary James Bryan made announcements and Jeff Davis led a prayer. Special 
music was provided by the Soggy Mountain Boys, a bluegrass clergy trio. The conference 
was dismissed for dinner at 5:20 p.m. 

First Day, Evening Session 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 

The Service of Commissioning and Ordination began at 7:30 p.m. The liturgists 
were Bishop Alfred Wesley Gwinn, Jr., The Reverend Kong Suk Namkung, The Reverend 
Patricia Archer, and Ms. Epiphany Bayliff. The Reverend Johnnie L. Wright served as 
marshal and the Reverend Elizabeth Hood, Chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry, 
and Mrs. Emily Innes, the Conference Lay Leader, presented the candidates who were 
commissioned and ordained. Bishop James R. King, Jr. preached. Music was provided 
by soloists Bob Garver and Debra Murphy. William J. Weisser served as organist. After 
the service, there was a reception for the ordinands. (For a synopsis of the entire service 
see worship bulletin, A Service of Commissioning and Ordination.) 



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Second Day, Morning Session 
Thursday, June 15, 2006 

Bible Study 

Bishop C.P. Minnick led the morning Bible study on Philippians, incorporating the 
Conference theme of "Walking in the Light of God." Minnick says that, like Paul, we must 
ask Christ, "Who are you?" and, "What would you have me to do if we are to walk in the 
light of God." Bishop Minnick served the Annual Conference as resident bishop for twelve 
years from 1984 to 1996. 

Plenary Session: 

After the Bible Study there was a presentation and a special offering was received for 
the Zimbabwe Orphan Endeavor. The offering totaled $7,258.63. Charles Michael Smith 
and Cookie Santiago led the conference in the singing of When We Are Living (Pues Si 
Vivimos). The first verse was sung in English and then in Spanish. Bishop Gwinn 
thanked Bishop Minnick for leading the Bible study. 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry: 

Beth Hood, chairperson of the Board, reported on the number of women who were 
ordained or were in the process of being ordained in the North Carolina Conference. She 
reported on the status of clergy currently in the process of ordination, as well as the 
purpose and scope of the Board of Ordained Ministry. Hood thanked the Office of Ministerial 
Relations and they received a round of applause. Bishop Gwinn expressed his gratitude 
to Beth Hood for the work of the Board of Ordained Ministry. Hood recognized each newly 
licensed local pastors and Bishop Gwinn presented them with a certificate. Hood 
recognized three persons who are receiving a special certification of higher education. 
She also recognized others who have transferred from other United Methodist conferences 
and other Methodist denominations. 

Patricia Archer, chair of the Order of Deacons, addressed the Conference relating the 
story of deacons and diaconal ministers. She was accompanied by five others who 
shared their stories of deacon and diaconal ministry. There was a video presentation 
which celebrated the ministry of the Deacon. 

Hood introduced Milton Gilbert, chair of the task force on clergy effectiveness. Gilbert 
asked the members of the task force to stand and be recognized, then presented his 
report. Gilbert named three areas of need: 1. counseling with new clergy as they follow 
their calling into the ministry; 2. intervention and support for the health and well-being of 
clergy; and, 3. assistance for clergy who are leaving the ministry. There is a renewed 
emphasis on excellence in ministry for every United Methodist congregation regardless 
of the size of the congregation. The goal of the task force was to create a working 
document to be presented to the Bishop, to the Board of Ordained Ministry, and to the 
Conference Cabinet for examination. That part of its work has been completed. There 
will also be a plan in place to deal with the issue of ineffective clergy. This was presented 
as an interim report to the conference. It may be accessed on the conference website. 
Gilbert thanked Carlin Johnson, Lay Leader (RA), for her work on the task force. Bishop 
Gwinn expressed his gratitude and thanks to Beth Hood for the work of the Board of 
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Point of Personal Privilege: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Cookie Santiago, director of Latino and Hispanic ministries, 
her husband, DeJesus, and their son Diego, who is the youngest Chief Petty Officer in the 
US Navy. She shared the story of Diego, who has had great physical challenges during 
his recent battle with cancer. People can log on to www.carepages.com and after signing 
in go to Diegoland for updates on Diego's condition. She expressed her appreciation to 
the Conference for their on-going prayers. 

Black College Fund Presentation: 

Bishop Gwinn introduced Ernest Mensah, a representative of the Black College 
Fund. Mensah, originally from Ghana and a recent graduate of Claflin University in 
Orangeburg, SC, made the Black College presentation. He expressed gratitude for the 
support of the United Methodist Church to the colleges. He shared how he had personally 
benefited. The Bishop asked for those who had graduated from black colleges to identify 
themselves by the uplifted hand and they received applause. The Bishop called for a 
break in order to prepare for the order of the day. 

Order of the Day -Celebration 50th Anniversary of Women's Full Ordination in the 
United Methodist Church: 

The 50th anniversary of the ordination of clergy women celebration began with a 
processional of the choir singing, "Guide My Feet." Vignettes covering the history of 
women in Methodist ministry were presented by several actors. Several women "pioneers" 
were recognized along with the women who have and will serve as District 
Superintendents. At the conclusion of the program all clergy women processed to the 
stage and were recognized by the Conference. Bishop Gwinn expressed his appreciation 
for the on-going ministry of the clergy women of the Conference. Para Drake, who 
organized this presentation was thanked for her work. 

Report of the Committee on Episcopacy: 

Episcopacy Chairperson Cashar Evans presented the report. Evans outlined the 
scope and duties of the Episcopacy Committee and introduced members of the 
committee. He praised Bishop Gwinn for his leadership style in this conference. Evans 
asked everyone to stand as he offered a prayer for the Bishop. Bishop Gwinn thanked 
Evans for his kind words and report. 

Presentation of the Saints of God Stewardship Award: 

Lynn James, Director of the United Methodist Foundation, was recognized to present 
the awards. The Saints of God Stewardship Award for outstanding Christian stewardship 
and service within the North Carolina Annual Conference was presented to Wesley Chapel 
(GO), Tuck Bounds, pastor; Pinehurst (SA), William Allen Bingham, pastor; and St. Andrew 
(RA), Randy Maynard, pastor. James announced that Jim Mentzer will be joining the 
United Methodist Foundation staff as Director of Planned Giving. 

United Methodist Legacy Partners: 

James introduced the United Methodist Legacy Partners, an educational unit whose 
purpose is to teach local churches how to create endowments and legacies that will 
provide financial resources for churches and their ministries. James gave some examples 
of how the Legacy Partners organization can help a church. The United Methodist Legacy 
Partners team was introduced by James. He then recognized Reginald Ponder, President 
of Louisburg College, to make a presentation. Ponder outlined the purpose and scope 
of the Legacy Partners team. Charles Michael Smith was then asked by Lynn James to 



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make a non-binding resolution, entitled UM Legacy Partners Courtesy Motion, Annual 
Conference, June 15, 2006. Without objection, Bishop Gwinn ordered a vote on the 
courtesy motion by the United Methodist Foundation and it was passed. 

The Bishop asked that the Conference to return from lunch at 1:30 p.m. instead of 
2:00 p.m. He took a vote and the request was approved. The Bishop then asked the 
Conference if they would be willing to extend this session for the UMA award presentation. 

Presentation of the U MA Award: 



Dr. Merrill Griffin presented the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare 
Award to Charity Holland, a resident of Cypress Glenn Retirement Home in Greenville. 
She received a standing ovation. Holland then addressed the conference. 

Announcements: 

Secretary James Bryan made announcements. Camille Yorkey was recognized to 
speak to the Conference. She expressed her gratitude for being present at Annual 
Conference and offered a prayer of dismissal. The afternoon session was dismissed for 
lunch. 

Second Day, Afternoon Session 
Thursday, June 15, 2006 

Plenary Session: 

The Bishop called the session to order at 1:33 p.m. Lily Chou served as accompanist 
and Charles Michael Smith led the conference in the singing of Victory In Jesus and Lord 
You Have Come to the Lakeshore. 

Report of Older Adult Ministries: 

Daniel P. Jones, chairperson, presented the report printed on page 72-73 of The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. Jones showed a video that 
affirmed the ministry to Older Adults. 

Report of North Carolina Christian Advocate: 

Bill Norton gave the report for the NC Christian Advocate. Norton reported that the NC 
Christian Advocate organization, a partnership of the North Carolina and the Western 
North Carolina Annual Conferences has been dissolved. Anew NC Conference Christian 
Advocate is now being published monthly. Norton encouraged people to subscribe to the 
publication. He asked for support, prayers and suggestions. Bill Norton was given a 
round of applause. 

Presentation of the Harry Penman Award for Evangelism: 

Vann Spivey, Chairperson of the Commission on Evangelism, addressed the 
Conference and gave a brief summary of the Harry Denman Award which honors effective 
evangelism and highlights the need for evangelism throughout the world. Each year the 
Denman Award is presented to one pastor and one lay person. The 2006 Lay recipient of 
the Denman Award is Gary Locklearwho received a standing ovation from the conference. 
Spivey presented the 2006 Denman Award for clergy to Robert Fairley, Maxton Circuit 
(RO). Both recipients are from the Rockingham district. 



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Report of the Golden Cross Ministry: 

Richard Vaughan, Chairperson of the Golden Cross Ministry addressed the 
Conference. Vaughan explained how Golden Cross works and encouraged all the 
churches to receive a Golden Cross offering. He stated that if each church were to give 
as little as $20.00, it would double the Golden Cross budget. 

Report of the Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries: 

Mark Hicks brought the report of the Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries. He highlighted 
the Disciple Bible Studies in Youth and Adult Correctional System. Hicks announced that 
in 2007 through 2009, every district will have training available for the Disciple Bible 
Outreach Ministries. He then thanked Joe Mann for making this possible through Duke 
Endowment. Hicks recognized Gray Southern to address the conference. Southern 
offered three ways to help Disciple Bible Study Outreach: pray, volunteer and give. Churches 
are encouraged to receive an offering on August 27, 2006 which is the date set for 
Disciple Bible Outreach Sunday. The report concluded with a video designed to be used 
in each church on or near Disciple Bible Outreach Sunday. Bud Budzinski, Salem (Person 
County, DU) raised a question of privilege, which was granted by the Bishop. He gave a 
testimony concerning Bible study in prison. 

Report of Higher Education Ministries and Campus Ministry: 

Chairperson Carl Frazier brought the report. Frazier reminded the Conference that 
2006 marks 50th anniversary of the establishment of North Carolina Wesleyan College. 
Frazier introduced the Conference College Presidents: Dr. Elton Hendrix of Methodist 
College; Dr. Ian C. Newbould of North Carolina Wesleyan and Dr. Reginald W. Ponder of 
Louisburg College. Frazier praised Ponder for taking the presidency of Louisburg College 
and announced that Ponder would retire next year. Frazier gave a brief history of the 
Francis Asbury Award for Higher Education. He then presented the Award to Dr. Craven 
Williams, President of Greensboro College, for his work and dedication to that college. 
The presidents were asked by Frazier, with permission of the Bishop, to bring greetings 
to the Conference. They addressed the conference giving a brief update of the ministry at 
their respective institutions. 

Point of Information: 

Frank Lloyd, Retired (SA), rose to a point of information regarding the relationship of 
North Carolina Wesleyan to the North Carolina University system. The Bishop asked 
President Newbould to respond to Lloyd's question. 

Report of Duke Endowment-Rural Church Division: 

Joe Mann, representing the Rural Church Division of Duke Endowment, addressed 
the conference. Mann announced several new programs of the Duke Endowment. He 
stated that applications for assistance for rural churches can be found online. Bishop 
Gwinn praised Mann for his leadership in ministry with Duke Endowment. 

Report of The Methodist Home for Children: 

Bruce Stanley, the new Director of The Methodist Home for Children, brought the 
report, and challenged individuals, groups and churches to give gifts of $1000 to fund 
ministry with children. Bill Simpson, Rocky Mount district, presented a check for $1,000 
to The Methodist Home for Children for a scholarship for Michael Cox. Laura Early, All 
God's Children (EC), pledged a check for $1,000 to The Methodist Home for Children 
from All God's Children. Stanley ended his report with prayer. 



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Recognition: 

Courtney Jennings, age 12, was recognized as an official voting member of Annual 
Conference. The Bishop then recognized other young people who are official members 
of the annual conference. 

Report of Committee on Insurance: 

Chairperson Gray Southern presented the report on pages 90-94 of The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006 and described several aspects of the 
health insurance program that the North Carolina Annual Conference provides. He noted 
a 12% increase nation wide for health insurance. The Committee on Insurance encouraged 
all pastors and their families to be involved in wellness practices in their daily life. He 
announced that benefits and premiums for 2007 will remain at the 2006 level. The 
monthly rates are: Church - $918.02, Individual - $133.45, Parent/child - $247.01, Family 
- $339.98. Southern then addressed the Medicare Companion for retired clergy. The rate 
will increase by 9% to $362.62 for 2007. He stated that the liability of insurance program 
is approximately 42 million dollars. Southern offered some recommendations which 
were distributed in the registration packets. These were a review of the various forms of 
mandatory participation. The Insurance Committee recommends in section V that all 
churches that are receiving a full time Episcopal appointment must participate in the 
Conference Health Insurance program. This is made necessary by the unfunded liability. 
The Section V (A) recommendation would become effective January 1, 2008 and includes 
the Life Insurance plan as well. Southern moved the adoption of the report of the Insurance 
Committee, including the handout entitled 2006 Insurance Report Revisions. 

Point of Information: 

Chris Humphreys, Atlantic (NB) rose to a point of information. Vic Culbertson, Moyock 
(EC), rose to a point of information. The Bishop asked Southern to respond. 

Motion: 

Culbertson moved to table Section V of the Insurance Committee Report until a study 
is done to determine the number of lay employees that are eligible for the church insurance 
plan. Southern responded to Culbertson's motion. Without objection, the Bishop divided 
the question, separating Section Vfrom the rest of the report of the Insurance Committee. 

Point of Information: 

J. H. Daniels, Union Chapel (DU), rose to a point of information and Southern 
responded. Charles Pullins, Faison (GO), rose to a point of information. Chuck Plowman, 
Carthage (SA), rose to a point of information. Cory Oliver, Epworth (FA), rose to a point of 
information. 

Motion: 

Charles Cook, Henderson: First (DU), moved the previous question on all of insurance 
committee report except for Section V, and debate was ended. The Bishop called for the 
vote on the Insurance Committee report excluding Section V and it was approved. Section 
V was then placed before the Conference for consideration. 

Culbertson Motion to table section V Continued: 

Vic Culbertson then rose to address his motion to table Section V The Bishop called 
for the vote on the tabling of Section V The motion to table failed. 



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Insurance Committee Motion Continued: 

Paul Harris, Broad Creek (NB), spoke against the motion by the Insurance Committee. 
Patricia Archer, Pine Valley (Wl), rose to a point of information and Southern responded. 
Stan Smith, Laurinburg: First (RO), rose to a point of information and Gray Southern 
responded. Diane LeBlanc, Core Creek (NB), spoke in support of Section V. 

J. B. Helms, Retired (GO), rose to a point of information. Ray Wittman, Washington: 
First (GR), rose to a point of information and Southern responded. LaNella Smith, Asbury 
Temple (DU), spoke in opposition to Section V. 

Motion: 

John Headman, lay member Henderson: First (DU), moved the previous question 
and the debate was ended. Grey Southern concluded his presentation by thanking the 
Bishop and the Conference for their cooperation. The Bishop ordered the vote and 
Section V was approved. Bishop Gwinn praised the Conference for working graciously 
and respectfully in their dealing with the Insurance Committee report. 

Motion: 

Hal Harbin, Faith (NB), moved to study ways to lessen the impact of extreme financial 
loss faced by pastors because of appointments based on ministry needs. This study 
would inform the Conference of the financial impact some appointments make on clergy 
families, specifically the impact on pastors who move and take a major cut in salary. 

Point of Order 

Lon Miller, Incapacity Leave (Wl), rose to a point of order with an objection. The 
Bishop denied the point of order. 

Harbin Motion Continued 

Adrian Sawyer, Washington: First (GR), spoke against the Harbin motion. Duane 
Parting, Mighty Wind (EC), moved the previous question and debate was ended. The vote 
was taken and the Harbin motion failed. 

Report of the MERCI Center: 

Barbara Tripp brought the MERCI Center report which began with a video. Following 
the video, Charles Michael Smith gave a brief history of the MERCI Center. Smith 
recognized Jim Perry, chair of the MERCI committee, to speak on behalf of the MERCI 
Center Board. Jim Perry presented a plaque to Barbara Tripp in recognition of her 
support and dedicated work for the MERCI Center. (Thursday, Tape 4:0355) Bishop 
Gwinn also expressed his gratitude for Barbara's ministry and work at the MERCI Center. 

Report of the Task Force on Clergy Counseling: 

Roger Elliott presented the report of the Task Force on Clergy Counseling. 

A survey will be taken to make recommendations to the 2007 annual conference. 
William Green, Cary: First (RA), rose to a point of information. Ted Kunstling, Chairperson 
of Clergy Counseling and Consultation, rose to a point of information concerning clergy 
counseling. 

Amendment: 



Bob Bergland, First UMC (RM), moved to amend the motion by adding "that the study/ 
survey of (CCCS) Clergy Counseling & Consultation Service be a paper survey to maintain 
confidentiality." After receiving a second, he spoke to the amendment. The Bergland 
motion passed. 



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Report of the Task Force on Mental Health Provisions: 

Charles Michael Smith gave an update on the progress of the Task Force on Mental 
Health Provisions. 

Report of the Trustees: 

Chairperson Cashar Evans presented the report of the Conference Trustees printed 
on page 79-82 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. Evans 
referred to the Book of Handouts, page 2, The United Methodist Building Relocation. 
Evans outlined the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and gave an overview of the 
property and holdings of the United Methodist Conference in Raleigh, and commented 
on the land recently purchased to relocate the North Carolina Conference Headquarters. 
Evans listed the churches that have been closed and the amount of money received from 
their sale. Evens presented the resolution, "A New Platform for Meeting the Property & 
Casualty Insurance Needs of The North Carolina Annual Conference and its Local 
Churches" which is printed in the Book of Handouts. The resolution promotes the idea of 
the Annual Conference joining PACT, as a way of providing insurance for all churches, 
their properties, as well as liability needs. The Bishop called for the vote on the Report of 
the Trustees, excluding the resolution, and it was adopted. Joe Parker, Pamlico (NB), 
rose to a point of information and Evans responded. The Bishop called for the vote on the 
resolution of the Trustees to be a part of PACT, and it passed. Bishop Gwinn expressed 
his appreciation to the Trustees for their work. 

Motion: 

Steve Compton, Congregational Development Office, moved to: "Establish a New 
Policy Regarding the Remaining Assets of Closed Churches. The North Carolina 
Conference Board of Trustees shall use the net proceeds resulting from the sale of a 
closed local church property, including the real and personal, tangible and intangible 
property (fl2548. 3), gifts held in trust, assets of any endowment funds, and assets of any 
foundation of the church (fl2548. 5) and any similar asset that accrues or becomes available 
after a church has been discontinued (fl2548. 6) to buy land and construct buildings for 
new churches (churches ten years or less), relocating churches, and churches building 
satellite (second) campus facilities. The funds, including any accrued interest or dividend, 
shall be used wherever in the conference they are most needed, upon request of a 
district superintendent, with approval of that district's board of church location and building, 
and in consultation with the director of the Office of Congregational Development. When 
properties from the discontinuation of a congregation or abandonment are sold in urban 
centers with more than a 50,000 population, the proceeds of sale must be used for new 
and/or existing ministries within that urban center (fl2548. 7). The N. C. Conference 
Board of Trustees may recoup from the final assets of a closed local church property all 
expenses incurred, including, but not limited to the maintenance, repair, management, 
marketing or sale of the property while in its care." Compton spoke to the motion. 

Gregg McGarvey, Glendale Heights (DU), spoke against the Compton motion. Bill 
Simpson, Rocky Mount district, spoke against the Compton motion. Simpson reviewed 
the current policies which the Trustees use when selling church property that is no 
longer used. Gary Barker, Faith (NB), spoke against the Compton motion. 

Amendment: 



Anna Gail Workman, Mebane (BU), moved to amend the Compton motion. Her 
amendment stated "that 25% of proceeds from closed property be allocated to 
congregational development for... (same as the Compton motion), unless closed 
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Steve Taylor, Board of Missions Executive Secretary, spoke in favor of the amendment to 
the Compton motion. 

Motion to Refer: 

Reginald Ponder, Retired (RA), moved "that this matter be referred to the Board of 
Trustees with a report presented to the 2007 Annual Conference." Paul Leeland spoke in 
favor of the referral. Bill Simpson spoke in favor of the referral. Ray Warren, Orange (BU), 
rose to a point of information. 

Motion: 

Jimmy Tatum, Chestnut Street (RO), moved the previous question and the debate 
was ended. The Bishop led the Conference in a vote for the Ponder motion. It was 
referred to the Board of Trustees. 

Announcements: 

Bishop Gwinn outlined the events planned for Thursday evening. Conference 
Secretary Jerry Bryan made announcements. The Soggy Mountain Boys provided special 
music. Jimmy Weaver led a prayer of dismissal and blessing. The afternoon session 
was dismissed for dinner at 5:39 p.m. 

Second Day, Evening Session 
Thursday, June 15, 2006 

Fashion Show: 

Belton Joyner served as emcee for a fashion show sponsored by Cokesbury. Clergy 
and conference staff modeled a variety of robes and stoles. Joyner entertained the 
Conference with his description of the apparel. The Reverend Woody Wells was especially 
stunning in his ecclesiastical garb. The highlight was Bishop Gwinn modeling a University 
of Kentucky stole. 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry Celebration: 

The Higher Education and Campus Ministry Commission presented the evening 
worship program. Bishop James King preached. Students involved in campus ministries 
from schools across the Conference provided special music and held a discussion with 
"John Wesley" who was played by PD. Midgett. An offering totaling $4, 581. 62 was received 
for Higher Education and Campus Ministry. 



Third Day, Morning Session 
Friday, June 16, 2006 



Bible Study 

Bishop Gwinn opened the morning session with thanksgiving for Bishop Minnick 
and his Bible teaching. An offering totaling $4,780.95 was received for the Project Agape/ 
Peru Covenant. Charles Michael Smith led the Conference in the singing of In Unity We 
Lift Our Song. 

Plenary Session: 

Bishop Gwinn called the Conference to order at 10:00 a.m. The Bishop welcomed 
everyone to the morning session and announced that all the chairs in the conference 

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center were blessed prior to Annual Conference. Bishop Gwinn encouraged the 
Conference to pray for one another. He promoted the wellness clinic which is located in 
the ticket office. 

Report of the Commission on Congregational Development: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Steve Compton, Director of Congregational Development, 
to give his report. Steve Compton called on Allen Bingham, chairperson of the Commission 
on Congregational Development. Bingham directed the attention of the Conference to 
page 37 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. Bingham 
spoke about the priorities of our culture and challenges to church effectiveness. Members 
of Reconciliation (DU) joined Compton on the stage and shared Reconciliation's history 
as a bi-racial church. Bishop Gwinn presented the church charter to Larry Johnson and 
Kevin Baker. The Bishop congratulated the members of Reconciliation. Compton 
recognized Chris Chickoore, Greg Moore and Matt Evans as pastors of new churches. 
Chickoore will be appointed to a new church start, Shepherd's House, which already has 
about 80 in worship. Evans will be planting a new church in the Goldsboro district, east 
of Clayton, in the Flowers Plantation area. Moore will be assigned to the Congregational 
Development office with Compton to plan for the startup of at least twelve new 
congregations. He will also be working with existing churches to show them how they 
can become partners in starting new congregations in their communities. The Bishop 
led a prayer for Greg, Chris and Matt and for their new ministry. Judi Smith, Durham 
District, thanked the McMannen Church, who opened their doors and welcomed pastors 
that were starting up new congregations in Durham. 

Point of Information: 

Donnie Jones, Aldersgate (BU), rose to a point of information. He gave testimony to 
the reception he received after being appointed to a cross-racial church. He questioned 
the wisdom of planting new churches so close to established churches that are trying to 
re-start themselves. Compton responded and made the point that they did not intentionally 
plant churches to be in competition with established churches and cited statistical 
evidence that showed that established churches in the close vicinity of start up churches 
actually grew as a result of the new church start up. Camille Yorkey, Benson Memorial 
(RA), also responded that there are plenty of unsaved people to be reached. 

Compton introduced Felicia Terry who is the development manager in the 
Congregational Development Office. Terry announced the formation of the Academy for 
Leadership Excellence. The Academy was developed to help new congregations train 
leaders in establishing their churches. Compton recognized Roger Elliott, Edenton Street 
(RA), to make an introduction and presentation. Elliott addressed the Conference 
regarding the Academy for Leadership Excellence. Elliott introduced Don and Barbara 
Curtis, members of Edenton Street. The couple presented a challenge gift and matching 
grant of one million dollars to the Academy of Leadership Excellence. This gift was 
issued for the purpose of training leaders to establish new churches in the North Carolina 
Annual Conference. The Bishop thanked them and the Conference gave a standing 
ovation. Compton concluded his report. 

Point of Personal Privilege: 

William Allen, First: Fuquay (RA), raised a question of privilege, asking the members 
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Report of Committee on Itinerate Clergy Moving Expense: 

Chairperson Carl Belcher referred the Conference to the report printed in The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006 on pages 66-69. The 
committee recommended no change for the moving expense reimbursement. He made 
a correction to Section I (I) striking the word persons and inserting the word pastors. He 
moved the adoption of the report as corrected. It was adopted. 

Report of Commission on Equitable Compensation: 

Carl Belcher presented the report of the Commission on Equitable Compensation 
found on pages 82-86 in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
2006. The commission recommends an increase of 4. 4%. for 2007. Belcher moved the 
adoption of Section I and it was approved. He pointed out changes in Section II (E) on 
page 84, relating to Equitable Compensation funds that are used to support salaries and 
small membership churches. He then called attention to Section III (B), which changes 
the rate of yearly reduction to 25% up from 10%. There would be a minimum mandatory 
reduction of 10% in order retain Equitable Salary support. On page 85 section C Belcher 
noted the change in language concerning the "Merit Grant Supplemental to Base 
Compensation." Belcher moved the adoption of Sections II and III. Without objection, the 
Bishop asked for a vote on these and they were adopted. Bishop Gwinn thanked Belcher 
for his report. 

Report of the Conference Connectional Table: 

Charles Michael Smith, Conference Connectional Ministries Executive Director, 
brought the Connectional Table report. Smith gave an overview of his work and the focus 
of his ministry as Connectional Table Director. He acknowledged the work of the 
Conference Staff that support the Connectional Table and shared the mission statement 
of the Conference Connectional Table. 

General Secretary of Commission on Church and Society: 

Smith introduced Jim Winkler, General Secretary of Church and Society and 
announced that Winkler would be the speaker for the Federation of Social Action luncheon. 
Wnkler brought greetings from the General Board of Church and Society. Laura Little, lay 
member from the Greenville district and General Board of Church and Society Committee, 
was introduced to the Conference by Charles Michael Smith. They displayed an architect's 
model of housing for migrant workers. Bill Bryan, president of Mount Olive Pickle Company, 
was introduced to speak about the migrant housing project. The house as modeled was 
built on the farm of a Methodist land owner and was occupied on June 9, 2006. It was 
made possible by gifts from Duke Endowment, Mount Olive Pickle Company, the North 
Carolina Annual Conference Board of Church and Society, and other financial sources. 
Bryan expressed his gratitude for the support of the United Methodist Church during the 
boycott of Mount Olive Pickle Company and for the collaborative effort to create this model 
of migrant housing. 

Report of Missions: 

Steve Taylor, Director of Missions, brought the Missions Report. Taylor moved that the 
Conference reaffirm their mutual support and commitment to the Peru Covenant Ministry 
and Project AGAPE in Armenia. Without objection the Bishop ordered the vote and they 
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Presentation of the Key Taylor Award : 

Steve Taylor presented the Key Taylor Award for excellence in ministry to Shiloh UMC 
(Franklin County) in the Raleigh District. Suzanne Crutchfield Cobb, pastor, accepted the 
award on behalf of the church. The church received a check for $1 ,438. Cobb expressed 
appreciation and stated the church has 33 members. 

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 

Luis Reinoso, Red Oak Charge (RM), was recognized for a presentation for the 
United Methodist Committee on Relief. The focus of his presentation was on refugee 
relief, especially in Peru. Reinoso presented a certificate to Christ UMC in Chapel Hill 
honoring their ministry to refugees. Patricia Hawkins, pastor, addressed the Conference 
as she received the award. 

Missions Committee Recognition: 

Steve Taylor presented an award to Helen Little, Clayton: Home Memorial (RA). Taylor 
said that her pastor, Alan Swartz, called her "Mother Teresa with an attitude." Little was 
honored with a standing ovation. The Bishop presented her a plaque in recognition of 
her work in Missions. 

Announcements: 

Jerry Bryan, Conference Secretary, made announcements and the Conference took 
a brief break to prepare for the order of the day. 

Order of the Day - All Saints Celebration - Memorial Service: 

Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. presided, Reverend Eldrick Davis preached, The Reverend 
Elizabeth R. Roberts served as lector, and The Reverend David R. Malcolm served as 
liturgist. Special music was provided by Anna Lee Crumpton, harpist. Mr. Stephen Gourley 
was the organist. As the Bishop read the name of each one who had died, a bell tolled, 
and family members and friends lit a candle for each person named. (For synopsis of 
entire service, see worship bulletin, All Saints Celebration and Memorial Service, Friday, 
June 16, 2006). 

Third Day, Afternoon Session 
Friday, June 16, 2006 

The North Carolina Partners in Caring: 

Partners in Caring convened their meeting at 1:48 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2006. Branson 
Sheets, vice president, conducted the meeting. He began with a video presentation. 
Sally Bates, a Partners In Caring Trustee, addressed the Conference and encouraged 
the laity to participate. Sheets also encouraged delegates to join and informed the 
delegates of the display in the lobby. Bishop Gwinn thanked the Partners In Caring for 
their ministry to clergy families. 

Plenary Session: 

The Bishop called the session to order at 2:00 p.m. 

Clergy Retiree Recognition: 

Bishop Gwinn asked Pensions Chairperson Don Phillips to present the retiring 
clergy. Retiring clergy were given the opportunity to submit a prerecorded video to be 
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PowerPoint slide with their name and some personal information about their ministry 
was displayed on the screens as their names were read. Don Phillips invited Mike Gast 
to speak on behalf of the 2006 class of retirees. Gast expressed appreciation for the 
privilege of serving as pastor. He reminded the Conference that retirement is not in the 
Scriptures. He pledged that the retired class would continue to be active and they would 
be available to help. He encouraged the churches to take care of their pastors. Gast 
again expressed his thanks for the love, affection, concern, and the care the Conference. 
Phillips recognized Denny Wise, retiree, and Grace Hackney, both Elders, to participate 
in a ceremony to pass the stole as a sign of passing the leadership from one generation 
to the next. Bishop Gwinn opened with a reading from the book of Kings concerning 
Elijah's ministry. Gast continued the service reminding the Conference of the story of 
Elijah and Elisha. Wise symbolically passed his stole of leadership on to Grace Hackney, 
Cedar Grove (BU). Hackney expressed desire to continue the ministry carried on by this 
faithful group of ministers. Nancy Pugh, retiree, then rose to present to Judy Stephens 
the stole, symbolically passing on the leadership from one deacon class to another. 
Phillips called the name of each retiree and they were greeted by the Bishop and presented 
a certificate and pin. Bishop Gwinn asked the Conference to express their gratitude and 
they did so through a standing ovation. 

Point of Personal Privilege: 

M. B. Collier, Dukes Chapel (DU), raised a question of privilege asking for a moment 
to speak about the retiree recognition. The Bishop sustained Collier's question of privilege. 
Collier expressed dismay that so little time was allowed for the retirees to address the 
Conference. Bishop Gwinn took a moment to address the Conference in regard to 
tightness of the schedule and the amount of work that the Conference still needed to do, 
asking for patience and cooperation. 

Board of Pensions: 

Chairperson Don Phillips directed the attention of the Conference to the Board of 
Pensions report in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006, 
pages 96-99. He made corrections to Report A, correcting a typographical error in Section 
III (U), Marie Davis Snypes, and in Section V (C) adding the name Neil Evans Smith and 
striking the name Ronald Dale Cyr (deceased). Phillips moved the adoption of Report A 
as corrected. Bishop Gwinn called for the vote and it was adopted. Phillips directed the 
Conference to Report B on pages 99-1 09. He noted that there were no changes with the 
exception of the past service year rate. Plans to fund the unfunded liability by the Board of 
Pension in cooperation with the Treasurer will be published in the Journal. Phillips 
explained that the dollar amounts printed in the report were up-to-date and noted changes 
printed in bold type in the different sections that were mandated by the General Conference. 
Phillips moved the adoption of Report B. The Bishop, finding no objection, led the 
Conference in a vote and Report B was adopted. Phillips moved the adoption of Report 
C and it was adopted. Phillips introduced Report D, Minister's Transition Fund, and 
stated Section IV: Apportionments and Assessments is a new item. He offered Report D 
for adoption. Without objection, the Bishop ordered the vote and it was adopted. Phillips 
then moved the adoption of the full report of the Board of Pensions. The Bishop, finding 
no objections, ordered the vote and the full report of the Board of Pensions was adopted. 
Phillips thanked Jim Mentzer, Sharon Strother and the Treasurer's staff for their help in 
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Report of the Comprehensive Plan on Inclusiveness: 

Larry Johnson, Director of Multicultural and Social Ministries, brought the report. 
Johnson referred the attention of the Conference to the report entitled "Report on Hispanic/ 
Latino Ministries Team" in the Book of Handouts, page 14. He made corrections to the 
report and outlined the scope and importance of the Comprehensive Plan on 
Inclusiveness. Johnson reported that funding for this will be done by application to the 
CF&A for supplementary funds. Johnson moved the adoption of the report. The Bishop 
asked for questions and without objection, the Bishop ordered the voted on the 
Comprehensive Plan on Inclusiveness and it was adopted. Johnson asked everyone 
that assisted in writing the document to stand and be recognized. 

Report of Hispanic Ministries: 

Bishop Gwinn asked Cookie Santiago to give the report on Hispanic Ministries. She 
began with a video presentation. Santiago invited a group of persons representing 
Hispanic ministry to come forward. She made a presentation and challenged churches 
to claim God's vision. She stated that what is often called a dream is actually a vision 
from God. Santiago finished her presentation and received a standing ovation. Bishop 
Gwinn thanked her for her ministry. Lucho Reinoso made a motion to appoint a Director 
of Hispanic Ministries. After some discussion, it was determined that the Bishop, Cabinet 
and CF&A would fulfill the position as soon as possible. 

Report of the Joint Committee on Incapacity: 

Charles Morrison, chairperson, presented the report of the Joint Committee on 
Incapacity. Morrison described some of the functions and services of the Joint Committee 
on Incapacity. He referred to The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
2006, pages 87-89. The name of David Malloy was added to Section I (N) and the name 
of Reginald Ponder, Jr. was added to Section I (Q). He referred to Section I (F)-(H) and 
made some comments. He noted the changes in Section II (D). Morrison moved the 
approval of the report as corrected. The Bishop ordered the vote and it was approved. 

Report of the Committee on Resolutions & Reference: 

Alan Swartz, chairperson, introduced the resolutions to be voted on by the Conference. 
Resolution #3 was placed before Conference with no recommendations from the 
committee. 

Resolution 1. Resolution Concerning a Living Wage: 

The committee made no recommendations on the resolution. Para Drake, Newbegun 
(EC), spoke in favor of the resolution. Dennis Levin, Ayden (GR), rose for a point of 
information and spoke in opposition to the resolution. Jimmy Cummings, Beauty Spot 
(RO), rose to the point of information and spoke in favor of the resolution. Steve Taylor, 
Director of Missions, rose to a point of information and spoke in the favor of the resolution. 
M.B Collier, Dukes Chapel (DU), called the previous question and debate was ended. 
Bishop Gwinn ordered the vote on Resolution 1 and it passed. 

Resolution 2. Resolution Concerning the North Carolina State Commission 
on Campus Ministry: 

Swartz placed Resolution 2 before the Conference. It was noted that this resolution 
has already been adopted by the Western North Carolina Conference. The last six 
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Amendment (Austin): 

Sylvia Austin, Weaver's Chapel (RM), moved to "amend this resolution to study the 
need and possibility of Campus Ministry on the Community College Campuses across 
the State of North Carolina." She wanted to include all 58 campuses in the resolution. 
The Bishop opened discussion to the amendment. Charles Smith, Connectional 
Ministries Director, promoted the amendment as friendly and spoke in favor of the 
amendment. 

Parliamentary Inquiry: 

Chris Miller, lay member Englewood (RM), rose to a point Parliamentary Inquiry. 
Miller asked if the Austin amendment should be an amendment to Resolution 6, A 
Resolution In Support of Campus Ministry, and not an amendment to Resolution 2 - 
which dissolves the State Commission on Campus Ministry. The bishop responded by 
directed attention back to Resolution 2. 

Amendment (Ponder): 

Reginald Ponder, retired (RA), offered an amendment to the amendment. He moved 
that "the North Carolina Annual Conference restrict its focus in providing Campus Ministry 
at the Community Colleges within the bounds of the North Carolina Annual Conference." 
The Bishop asked by consent if they were ready to deal with the amendment to the 
amendment. The Ponder amendment to the amendment was supported. 

Amendment (Austin) continued 

Bill Gattis, Burlington district, spoke in favor of the Austin amendment. The Bishop 
called for a vote on the Austin amendment to the resolution and it passed. 

Resolution 2 continued 

Jim Mentzer, Roseboro (FA), rose to a point of information and asked if CF&A needed 
to address the issue of funding. Ferrell Blount responded on behalf of CF&A. He clarified 
the presence of this item in the budget for 2007. Without objection, the Bishop ordered 
the vote and Resolution 2 as amended was passed. 

Resolution 3. Resolution on Continuing Education Credits Issued To Pastors 
Who Attend Mandatory Events Which Last More Than Two Hours: 

Swartz placed Resolution 3 before the Conference. The committee recommended 
adoption. Mack McMillan, Saint Luke (RO), spoke against the resolution. Para Drake, 
Newbegun (EC), spoke against the resolution. 

Amendment: 

Braswell moved to amend Resolution #3 — by striking "mandatory" and adding 
"educational which meet the criteria for continuing education." Jimmie Tatum, author of 
the resolution, accepted the Braswell amendment as friendly. The Bishop checked with 
the house and they agreed. 

RickZigler, Grace (Wl), Vice-President of Instruction, Cape Fear Community College, 
rose to a point of information. Mack McMillan rose to a point of information and spoke 
against the resolution. Brent Laytham, Extension Ministries (BU), rose to a point of 
information, asked a question and spoke against the resolution. Joe Casteel, Hampstead 
(Wl), rose to a point of information and Kermit Braswell responded. Casteel stated he 



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was speaking in favor of the resolution. William Nichols, Community (FA), spoke in favor 
of the amended resolution. Donald Stewart, Westwood (GO), rose to a point of information 
and spoke in opposition to the amended resolution. 

Motion: 

Donna Thompson, Saint Peter (RO), moved the previous question and debate was 
ended. The Bishop ordered the vote on Resolution 3 and it failed. Bishop Gwinn called 
for a stand up break at 3:55 p.m. to prepare for the order of the day. 

Order of the Day - Celebration of the Laity: 

The Bishop called for the Order of the Day and invited Emily Innes, Conference Lay 
Leader, to present the Board of Laity Report. Innes introduced the Conference Board of 
Laity and the representatives for the UMM, UMWand UMYF. Barry Merrill, United Methodist 
Men president, presented the report and highlighted some of the programs and ministries 
of individual United Methodist Men's groups. Merrill announced a potato drop for Saturday 
morning of Annual Conference at the Greenville Convention Center. Merrill and Bishop 
Gwinn presented Stan Belyeu with the United Methodist Men's Torch Award. This special 
scouting award is presented for dedication in promoting scouting. Duke Day for UMM will 
be repeated in 2006. The United Methodist Men will meetAugust 11-12, 2006 at Louisburg 
College. He announced the Wilmington district rally. Merrill hopes to have a UMM rally in 
every district in the coming year. 

Jimmie Shuler presented the United Methodist Women's report printed on pages 
62-63 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 2006. She 
highlighted the financial contributions of the United Methodist Women. Additionally, Shuler 
talked about the training and the programs that the UMW has initiated over the past year. 

Epiphany Bayliff, United Methodist Youth president, presented the UMY report. She 
outlined the work of the United Methodist Youth for the year. She directed the Conference 
to the report on pages 77-78 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
2006. Bayliff shared her personal testimony with the Conference. 

Linda Harris reported on the Lay Speaking ministry. She asked for all the Lay Speakers 
to stand and be recognized. They received applause from the Conference. Harris shared 
a personal story of her beginnings in the John Wesley Methodist church when Albert 
Shuler was the pastor. Harris concluded her report and received a standing ovation. 
Members of the churches who were highlighted in this presentation stood and were 
recognized. 

Presentation of the Lay Ministries of the Year Award: 

Conference Lay Leader Emily Innes named the churches and gave a brief description 
of the outstanding ministries which were being recognized. The following Lay Ministries 
were recognized: Mosaic Rural Wellness Center Ministry, Saxapahaw(BU); Reconciliation 
and Reentry Ministry, Trinity and Lakewood (DU); Yellow House Ministry, St. John's (EC); 
Lonely, Lost and Hungry Ministry, Hay Street (FA); Parents Anonymous Ministry; New Hope 
(GO); Plugged In: Digital Connectors, Calvary Memorial (GR), Prayer Shawl Ministry, 
Morehead City: First (NB); Summer Youth Program Ministry, Cokesbury (RA); Bridge 
Builders Education Enrichment Ministry, Galilee (RO); Prayer Shawl Ministry, Englewood 
(RM); Helping Hand Ministry; Broadway (SA), Upward Soccer Ministry, Hampstead (Wl). 
Innes announced that all of these will receive a donation from the Gore Turner Endowment 
Fund. She asked for members of the churches who were highlighted in this presentation 
to stand and be recognized. They received a round of applause from the Conference. 
Innes reminded the Conference that displays for each of these ministries were in the 
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Innes gave an introduction of the guest speaker for the evening, Benjamin Zander. 
She recognized the three district lay leaders who have completed their terms: Curtis 
Hildt, Jr., New Bern District; Norma Aaron, Sanford District; and George Mewborn III, 
Greenville District. The retiring district lay leaders were greeted with a round of applause 
from the Conference and were presented a plaque from the Conference Commission on 
Laity. Bishop Gwinn expressed his appreciation for the work of the laity and the excellent 
ministry they do. 

The Bishop introduced the AC Kids to the Annual Conference. (Friday, Tape 4:0458) 
The AC Kids performed two songs and received a standing ovation from the Conference. 
Beth Hanson, St. James (GR), received recognition from the Conference for her work with 
AC Kids. 

Announcement: 

Conference Secretary Jerry Bryan made some announcements. The Bishop asked 
Skip Williams to give some instructions to assist with setting up the conference center for 
the evening speaker, Benjamin Zander. The Bishop dismissed the Conference for dinner. 

Third Day, Evening Session 
Friday, June 16, 2006 

The setting for Annual Conference was transformed during the evening session into 
an "arena of possibility." Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conductor and inspirational 
speaker Benjamin Zander excited the North Carolina Conference with a memorable 
program featuring story, music, and energy. He invited everyone to leave behind "downward 
spiral thinking" and "live into the art of possibility." 

Zander engaged the audience in lively ways — drawing them into the power of classical 
music, eliciting laughter, and sharing deep wisdom about human interaction. He often 
referred to how his wife, Rosamund Zander, and his father were great influences in his 
life. 

At times, many in the audience were moved. At other times, they were astonished. 
But throughout the presentation, he kept their attention. 

The program began with an unprecedented rendition of Happy Birthday sung to a 
member of the audience, Mary, which taught the audience to make a lasting impression 
on others. Zander later played a Chopin piano piece in which he demonstrated the 
growth of possibility through music. The audience also learned by observing Brent Selby, 
a talented young cellist, who was tutored on stage. 

The people were reminded of the tremendous power of our words and Zander 
contended that possibility is always only one sentence away. For example, Zander 
believes that we can react to our mistakes by declaring, "HOW FASCINATING." 

At the end of the evening, Zander gave a closing reminder of the power of human 
potential when he led the North Carolina Conference in a stirring rendition of the Ode to 
Joy sung in German. An offering totaling $237.36 for the Board of Laity was received as 
the members of the Conference exited. 

After the event, Zander signed copies of The Art of Possibility which he co-authored 
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Fourth Day, Morning Session 
Saturday, June 17, 2006 

Love Feast 

The Love Feast began at 8:00 a.m. Tom Holtsclaw presided and Cookie Santiago provided 
special music. The service concluded at 9:02 a.m. 

Plenary Session: 

The Bishop called the session to order at 9:05 a.m. He reviewed the agenda for the day 
and outlined how he would proceed in order to handle the large number of items on the 
agenda. 

Report of Missions Continued: 

Steve Taylor, Director of Missions, continued with the Missions report. Taylor outlined the 
mission efforts of the North Carolina Annual Conference and expressed gratitude for the 
faithfulness in support of the mission of the Conference. There was a potato drop at the 
2006 Annual Conference and bagged potatoes were sent to households that needed 
them. Taylor also shared some mission stories to remind the Conference of the necessity 
of reaching out to the world. Taylor moved the adoption of the report. The Bishop, without 
objection, ordered the vote and it was approved. 

Point of Information: 

Esther Chung Kim, St. Andrew (RA), read a statement regarding Asian-American 
representation in the Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness that was adopted earlier by 
the 2006 Annual Conference. The Bishop pointed out that the Conference would have to 
reconsider the Inclusiveness Plan passed on Friday. Larry Johnson, Director of 
Multicultural and Social Ministries, explained that the Asian-Americans were included in 
the budget for Comprehensive Inclusiveness. 

Motion: 

Edgar DeJesus, Edenton Street (RA), moved to reconsider the report of the Comprehensive 
Plan of Inclusiveness. Without objection, the Bishop ordered the vote to reconsider and 
it passed. 

Amendment: 



Esther Chung Kim moved to include in the Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness, Asian- 
American representation in the mission, vision and program goals as well as a report of 
Asian-American Ministries in the North Carolina Conference. The Bishop asked for 
discussion. Without objection, the Bishop ordered the vote on the Amendment offered for 
Asian-American Inclusiveness. 

Point of Information: 

Sally Bates, Chaplain, Duke Divinity School (RA), rose to a point of information asking if 
there was a written report from the Asian-Americans to be distributed. Bishop Gwinn 
allowed Toni Wood, Cultural Ministry Team, to respond to Bates and stated that there was 
not a written report ready in time for inclusion in Conference materials. 



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Amendment: 

Jimmy Cummings, Beauty Spot (RO), moved to amend "The Comprehensive Plan of 
Inclusiveness so that whatever written report is submitted in a timely manner from the 
Asian constituency to the Multicultural Team and approved by that team be added to the 
Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness." His motion was seconded. The Bishop asked 
for a debate. There was none. The Bishop ordered the vote on the Cummings amendment 
and it passed. The Bishop then ordered the vote on The Comprehensive Plan of 
Inclusiveness as amended and it was adopted. 

Report of the Task Force on Community and Faith Based Ministries: 

Albert Shuler, task force chairperson, presented the report which was handed out to the 
Conference this morning. Shuler outlined the scope and the mission of the Task Force. 
The Task Force proposed revisions to the policy by this Annual Conference on the 
community and faith-based ministries established in 2004. These revisions were included 
in the report that was handed out. Judi Smith, Durham District, explained that mission 
churches have the same status as a new church body or functioning United Methodist 
congregation. Laura Early, All God's Children (EC), spoke to the report. She made 
comments about the Conference not funding missional churches. 

Point of Information 

Edgar DeJesus, Edenton Street (RA), rose to a point of information asking what the 
statement on missional churches meant. The Bishop asked Judi Smith, Durham District, 
to respond. She drew the distinction between a new church and a missional church. 

Amendment: 



John Dooley, Apex (RA), moved to insert in Section 6 the word "legal" before the word 
"obligation" and in section 7 omit the word "may" and substitute the word "is." 

Point of Information: 

Joe Casteel, Hampstead (Wl), rose to a point of information asking if this Conference 
has the right to remove the legal obligation to this mission. The Bishop responded that 
the Conference cannot separate itself from its legal obligations to a church. 

Dooly Amendment Continued 

The Bishop asked for other discussion on the Dooley amendment and there was none. 
The Bishop ordered the vote on the Dooley amendment and it was not supported. 

Amendment: 



Ben Rouse, retired (DU), moved to delete the underlined sentence of item 6 in Community 
and Faith Based Ministries Report. 

Point of Information 

Dustin Sprouse, Mount Hermon (EC), rose to a point of information asking how mission 
churches receive funding. Shuler responded that there are multiple ways of receiving 
funds. 

Point of Information: 

Grace Hackney, Cedar Grove (BU), rose to a point of information asking about the 
Conference's responsibility to begin mission congregations. Shuler responded that 



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missional congregations are now appearing in the report for the first time and this is a 
work in process. 

Rouse Amendment Continued 

Edgar DeJesus moved the previous question and debate was ended. The Bishop ordered 
the vote on the Rouse amendment and it was supported. 

Task Force on Community and Faith-Based Ministry Report Continued 

The Bishop then ordered the vote on the report of the Task Force on Community and 
Faith-Based Ministries as amended and it was supported. 

Report of the Nominations Committee: 

The Nominating Committee's final report was presented by Charles M. Smith. Smith 
made corrections to the nominations. Donna Thompson will chair the Conference Rules 
Committee. Sylvia Collins was added to Multicultural Ministries. On the Native American 
Ministries team strike the name Pam Lineberger and insert the name Robert Mangum, 
W-M-C; Sylvia Collins will chair the team; strike the name Terry Hunt and insert the name 
Kenneth Locklear, NA-M-C; strike the name Judith Bailey and insert the name Carolyn 
Cummings-Woriax, NA-F-C; strike the name Robert Rose and insert the name Terrance 
Hunt, NA-M-L. Under Missions on page 12, correct line 463 to Joy Lynn Harris, W-F-C. 
Strike the name David Malloy and a replacement will be named at a later time. Strike the 
name of David Heinze under Diaconal Ministry Committee on Investigation. On the 
MERCI board, add the names of Cheryl Wade, W-F-L; Julio Alvares, H/L-M-L; Ronald 
Cromartie, Af-M-L; and Connie Atkinson, W-F-L. These nominations were accepted by 
the nominations committee. Strike the name of Anne Walker Sims and add the name 
Terry Hobbs, W-F-C. William Allen, First UMC, Fuqua Varina (RA), made the following 
corrections to line 129: Barry Merrill should be listed as a WML; and Lib Campbell in line 
131 should be listed as a WFC. Charles Myers, Spring Lebanon (RM), nominated Robert 
Rose for class of 2005 on line 435. These changes are only editorial to Smith's report. 
He moved the nomination of Robert Rose to stay in the class of 2005 for the Native 
American Ministry Team. Bob Mangum, Hickory Grove (RO), nominated Gary Locklear, 
Wade Hock, and Sylvia Collins for MERCI Center Board. David Malloy (FA) nominated 
James E. Bailey on line 352, as the Fayetteville district representative for the Disaster 
Response Team. 

Nomination 

Bill Simpson, Rocky Mount District, was recognized and he nominated Stan Lewis, W-M- 
C, for the Native American Ministry team. Jim Mentzer Roseboro (FA), referring to line 931, 
has resigned from the Stewardship Committee. Rosanna Panizo-Valladares corrected 
her classification on lines 297, 402 and 413. The Bishop requested that anyone making 
editorial corrections to see the chair with their corrections and be seated at this time. Al 
Shuler nominated Ed Priestaf, W-M-C, for the Strengthening The Black Church Team. 

Point of Information 

Bill Cummings, New Zion (RO), Rose to a point of information pointing out that there is no 
cabinet representative on the Monitoring & Accountability Commission. He noted cabinet 
representation is also missing on the Status and Role of Women. Smith addressed his 
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Point of Information 

LaNella Smith Durham District Lay, rose to a point of information and asked if membership 
on CF&A precludes a person from serving on other committees. Smith replied that a 
member of CF&A cannot serve on any additional committee that receives funding. 

Motion 

William Olsen, Pine Forest (GO), moved to give the nominations committee the authority 
to set the membership of the MERCI Board. The motion seconded and passed 
unanimously. 

Nominations Report continued 

The Bishop returned to those areas that had additional nominations seeking to clarify the 
make-up of the Native American Ministry team. Charles Myers, Spring-Lebanon (RM), 
withdrew the name of Robert Rose from the Native American Ministry team. Stan Lewis 
was nominated by Sylvia Collins to replace Terrance Hunt on the Native American Ministry 
team. Bishop Gwinn asked for other nominations. There being none he called for a vote 
on the Nominations Committee report. They were elected. 

Revisions to the Connectional Table 

Charles Michael Smith, brought the revisions of the Connectional Table printed on page 
27-28 of the Book of Handouts before the Conference. There being no objection, the 
Bishop ordered the vote and it was supported. 

CF&A Report continued from previous day 

Ferrell Blount, chair of CF&A was recognized to bring the budget for adoption. He directed 
the conference to the unresolved District Superintendents' salary. The Bishop called for 
a vote to remove the Johnson motion from the table. Jane Johnson asked to withdraw 
her motion. The Bishop called for the vote and the Johnson motion was withdrawn. 

Amendment to the Report 

Quinton Covington, Central charge (RO), moved that the CF&A report be amended so that 
"the District Superintendents' salaries be raised by the same dollar amount that is 
proposed for full time local pastors." The amendment was seconded. He then spoke to 
his motion. The amount of the increase would be $1579.00. 

Point of Information 

Robert Rose, Hawkins-Tabor Charge (RM), rose to a point of information asking if student 
pastor salaries were included in the Covington amendment. The Bishop referred the 
question to Covington who responded that they were not. 

Covington amendment continued 

Neal Salter moved the previous question. The debate was ended. A vote was taken on 
the Covington amendment and the amendment was supported. 

CF&A Report on District Superintendents' salaries (as requested on the 
previous day) 

The financial implications of the Johnson amendment amounted to less than a $90 
difference from the original amount. Blount reported that the average compensation for 
the highest salary in each of the twelve districts of the Conference is $98,533. 



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2008 Budget 

Blount presented the 2008 budget found on page 136 of the Book of Reports which was 
presented for informational purposes only. He moved the adoption of the 2008 budget (to 
be raised in 2007) which totaled $19,126,670. 

Point of information 

Paul Dunham, Wellspring (Wl), rose to a point of information, asking about funding for 
the Hand-in Hand ministry. Sharon Strother, Conference treasurer responded that Hand- 
in-Hand has never been included in the Conference Budget but has received funding 
from the Duke Endowment. Conference funding would be obtained through the normal 
Conference budgeting process which is found in The Book of Discipline. 

2008 Budget Continued 

The Bishop called the vote on the 2008 budget and it was overwhelmingly adopted. 

Motion on District Superintendents' salary as amended (2007 budget) 

The Bishop called for the vote on the District Superintendents' salary for 2007. The 
motion carried. 

Motion to suspend the rules 

Todd Krueger, Zebulon (RA), moved to "suspend the rules by limiting debate to two 
minutes per speaker." The motion carried. 

Motion to suspend the rules 

Jimmy Cummings, Beauty Spot (RO), moved to "suspend the rules by limiting debate to 
no more than two speakers for and two speakers against." The motion carried. 

Motion 

Quinton Covington, Central (RO), moved that "the District Superintendents include in all 
theirfuture reports to be presented before the Annual Conference the following: 1. Number 
of persons added to the Churches within their Districts' by Profession of Faith. 2. Number 
of persons added by transfer from other Denominations 3. Number of persons removed 
and why (such as death) 4. Total Membership gain 5. Their own personal evangelism 
efforts." He received a second. The motion was not supported. 

Report of the Committee on Resolutions continued 

Allen Swartz returned to the report of the Committee on Resolutions. He referred the 
conference to the following resolutions: 

Resolution #4 

The Committee concurred and recommended the adoption of resolution #4. 

Amendment 

Henry Harris, Angier UMC (FA) moved to amend the resolution to read: "The United 
Methodist clergy and lay people of Eastern North Carolina are not to continue membership 
in the Religious Coalition of Productive Choice." The Bishop ruled his amendment out of 
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Motion to Table 

J.H. Daniels Union Chapel (DU), moved to table indefinitely the remaining resolutions. 
Joe Casteel, Hampstead (Wl), moved the previous question and debate was ended. The 
Bishop called for the motion to table and the motion was not supported. 

Amendment 

Chris Humphreys, Atlantic, (NB), moved that "Paragraph 8 be amended to read: NC 
Annual Conference sever ties with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and 
send a letter to the General Board Society of Women's Division that the NC Annual 
Conference recommend severing ties with RCRC." The Bishop ruled the amendment 
out of order because the North Carolina Annual Conference does not have ties directly to 
the RCRC. 

Resolution #4 Continued 

The Bishop called for the vote and the resolution was supported. 

Resolution #5 

Swartz introduced resolution #5. The Bishop gave opportunity for discussion. There 
being none, the Bishop called for the vote and the resolution was supported. 

Resolution #6 

Swartz introduced resolution #6 reminding those in attendance of the corrections that 
had been made when first presented. The Committee concurred and recommended the 
adoption of resolution #6. 

Ruth Harper Stevens, University (BU), made the following corrections to the resolution: 
"There would not be a specific number attached to the expansion of the commission; 
The effective date would be January 1, 2007." Following discussion, the Bishop called 
for the vote and the resolution was supported. 

Resolution #7 

Swartz introduced resolution #7 and stated that the Committee concurred and 
recommended the adoption of resolution #7. After giving opportunity for debate the 
Bishop called for the vote and the resolution was supported. 

Resolution #8 

The sponsor of Resolution #8 requested that Resolution #8 be withdrawn. The Bishop 
called for the vote to withdraw the resolution and it was withdrawn. 

Resolution #17 

Alan Swartz introduced Resolution 17 and made the following changes: Change the title 
to: "Support of the Federal Trust Responsibility for the Lumbee Tribe Federal Recognition." 
The first whereas was changed to read, "Whereas, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina 
has been recognized as an Indian Tribe by the State of North Carolina for more than 100 
years." The third whereas was changed to read, "Whereas, in 1956 the United States 
Congress enacted the 'Lumbee Act' which federally recognized the Lumbee as American 
Indian but withheld any federal trust responsibilities because of this status as Indian for 
Indian services and benefits." The fifth whereas was changed to read, "Whereas it is the 
desire of the Lumbee people to enjoy the federal trust relationship with the United States 
in much the same manner as other tribes," The seventh whereas was changed to read, 
"Whereas, Senator Elizabeth Dole has introduced S 660 and US Congressman Mike 



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Mclntyre has introduced HR21 in the United States Congress that will extend full federal 
recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina." The next change was to the Therefore 
Be It Resolved which now reads, "Therefore Be it Resolved that the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church fully endorses the efforts of Senator Dole and 
Congressman Mclntyre and calls upon all members of Congress for the passage of 
federal legislation that establishes a federal trust responsibility and tribal sovereignty." 
The further be it resolved now reads, "Further Be It Resolved that the resolution be sent to 
the US House of Representative Majority Speaker and to the US Senate Majority Speaker 
for the Lumbee Indians for full acknowledgment of the federal trust responsibility of the 
Lumbee Tribe." The Committee concurred and recommended the adoption of resolution 
#17. Debate followed. 

Amendment 

Samuel Johnson, Covenant (GR) made the following amendment at the fifth whereas: 
insert "(exclusive of gaining)" after "with the US." The Bishop called for the vote on the 
amendment and it was not supported. 

Resolution #17 continued 

J.B. Helms, retired, moved the previous question and the debate was ended. The 

resolution was supported. 

The Bishop called on Bruce Petty, a supply pastor, to lead the Conference in prayer. 

Resolution #9 

Swartz presented Resolution #9. The Bishop asked if anyone wished to speak to the 
resolution. The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution #9 and it was supported. 

Resolution #10 

Swartz presented Resolution #10. The Bishop asked if anyone wished to speak to the 
resolution. 

Amendment 

Gene Cobb, Epworth (DU), moved to amend the motion by replacing "pastors" with "all 
who are enrolled in our plan." The amendment was seconded. The Bishop called for the 
vote on the amendment and it was supported. 

Resolution #10 continued 

The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution #10 as amended and it was supported. 

Resolution #11 



Swartz presented Resolution #11. 

Amendment 

Robert Carpenter, Norman (RO), moved to amend the motion by adding the following 
whereas before the first Therefore: "Let it be known preaching the Word of God from the 
Bible and calling all to repent of their sins is not a hate crime." The amendment was 
seconded. The Bishop called for the vote on the amendment and the amendment was 
supported. 



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Resolution #11 continued 

The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution #11 as amended and it was supported. 

Resolution #12 

Swartz presented Resolution #12. The Bishop asked if anyone wished to speak to the 
resolution. 

Amendment 

Steve Taylor Missions Director moved to amend the motion by striking the last Therefore 

be it resolved and add the following statement, 

Whereas, the NC Conference is engaged in significant and holistic HIV/ 
AIDS ministry through the Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor 

Whereas, the ZOE Board and United Methodist Global AIDS fund are 
interlocking and are working in a partnership arrangement as noted by Bishop 
Fritz Mutti, co-chair of the Global Aids Fund Committee when he stated, 'Our 
objectives are intertwined, making an impact on the AIDS crisis is a formidable 
task, but we know we can accomplish more if we all work together.' 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Conference is highly 
committed in responding to the global AIDS pandemic, and through the Zimbabwe 
Orphans Endeavor, will continue in its partnership activities, fund raising, and 
resource provisions to the most vulnerable of children throughout Sub-Saharan 
Africa. 
The amendment was seconded. The Bishop called for the vote and the amendment 

was supported. 

Resolution #12 Continued 

The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution #12 and it was supported. 

Resolution #13 

Swartz presented Resolution #13 and because the committee was evenly divided asked 
that it be put before the body without recommendation. The Bishop called for any 
discussion. The Bishop called for the vote and the resolution was not supported. 

Resolution #14 

Swartz presented Resolution #14. 

Amendment 

Roy Harris, Front Street (BU), moved that in the last paragraph "opportunities for immigrants 
to regularize their status upon the satisfaction of reasonable criteria, reducing the overall 
waiting time in order to end the exploitation and oppression of the body of Christ." Be 
replaced by, "better opportunities for legal immigration and/or temporary work cards for 
those desiring to live and work productively and peacefully in our country." The amendment 
was seconded. The Bishop called for a vote on the amendment and the amendment 
failed. 

Amendment 

William Allen, First UMC, Fuquay Varina (RA), moved that in the second paragraph of the 
second page to replace "Hispanic and Latino" with "all." At the end of the second and 
beginning of the third line replace "Hispanic and Latino people" with "immigrants." At the 
end of line three, replace "Hispanic and Latino" with "immigrant." The amendment was 



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seconded. The Bishop called for the vote on the amendment and the amendment was 
not supported. 

Amendment 

Tony Joyner, Goshen Keener Charge (FA), moved to delete the words, "against its own 
racism" and "regarding" from line 2 of page 23. The bishop called for the vote and the 
amendment was supported. 

Amendment 

Steve Hall, (Wl), moved to amend the resolution by adding the following at the end of the 
last paragraph, "We also urge all United Methodists to strongly urge all elected officials 
in this state & US Gov., to take all diplomatic actions necessary to call the Mexican Gov. 
and all Central and South American Gov. to use their own resources in building their 
infrastructure so people can stay in their own country and use their gifts and talents." The 
Bishop called for the vote on the amendment and the amendment was not supported. 

Resolution #14 continued 

Susan Pate Greenwood, St. Francis (RA), moved the previous question and debate was 
ended. The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution 14 as amended and it was supported. 

Resolution #15 

Swartz presented Resolution #15 

Amendment 

Jim Huskins, Edenton (EC), moved to amend number 4 line 5 by replacing "shall" with 
"may." The Bishop called for the vote on the amendment and the amendment was 
supported. 

Amendment 

Daniel Pantoja, Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministries (SA), moved to amend the motion by 
substituting the following for item four: "That in order to serve and strengthen every 
Hispanic/Latino outreach or ministry that is begun in any local church or district, the office 
of Hispanic/Latino ministries and the Hispanic/Latino Ministries committee offer and 
commit themselves as a resource to advise and equip local churches or districts to 
engage in Hispanic/Latino Ministries in their communities." The Bishop called for the 
vote on the amendment and the amendment was supported. 

Resolution #15 continued 

The Bishop called on the vote for Resolution #15 and it was supported. 

Resolution #16 

Alan Swartz introduced Resolution #16. Swartz rose to a point of parliamentary inquiry 
asking if the resolution would be in order if presented. The Bishop replied that it would be 
in order. Swartz reported that the committee concurred with the resolution and 
recommended its adoption. The Bishop called for the vote on Resolution #16 and it was 
not supported. 
The Committee on Resolutions concluded their report. 



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Invitation 

Belton Joyner (retired) was recognized by the Bishop to give an invitation to the ground- 
breaking for the Bethea Center at Lake Junaluska. 

Motion 

Bill Simpson (RM), moved the following: 

In the light of the initiative by the civic business leaders of the Rocky Mount 
community, investigating the possibility of the North Carolina Wesleyan becoming 
part of the UNC System, I move the following: 

1. That this Annual Conference call on the Board of Institutions to do a study 
of the implications of this initiative; 

2. That part of this study include examination of the relationship of the 
church-related colleges in the bounds of the North Carolina Conference to the 
Annual Conference; and 

3. That a report of this study be made to the 2007 Session of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. 

The motion was seconded. The Bishop called for the vote and the motion was 
supported. 

Conclusion of Business: 

Bishop Gwinn recognized Jerry Bryan regarding any additional business of the 
Conference. The Bishop called for a vote to affirm the decision of the 2005 Annual 
Conference for the location of Annual Conference for 2007 to be the Greenville Convention 
Center. The motion was supported. Bishop Gwinn set the dates of the 2007 Annual 
Conference for June 13-16. Bryan declared that the business of the Conference had 
been accomplished. The Bishop made some comments about the program Ben Zander 
presented the night before. The Bishop then moved to the order of the day, the reading 
and fixing of the appointments. 

The Order of the Day - Worship and Sending Forth 

The worship was led by the Bishop who made comments and moved directly to the 
reading of the appointments. The service concluded with the singing of God Be with You 
Till We Meet Again. 

Adjournment: 

The 2006 North Carolina Annual Conference was adjourned mid-afternoon of June 17 th . 



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ThE Business of The Annual Conference 

The Minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference held in Fayetteville, North Carolina 
from June 14, 2006 through June 17, 2006. Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, presiding. Date 
when organized, 1828. Number of this session, 179. 

Organization and General Business 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (lffl603.7, 617): 
Secretary? James L. Bryan 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 

Statistician? George D. Speake 

Mailing Address: PO Box 787, Manteo, North Carolina 27954 

Telephone: 252/473-2089 

Treasurer? Sharon E. Strother 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated (H603.1) Yes 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, 

and in what amounts (ffl!616, 2511)? All Officers, Conference Treasurer 
and all Staff, individuals processing cash in the local churches and 
Conference,- $50,000 per occurrance and $150,000 limit annually. 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (ffl!615, 2511)? Yes 

4. What agencies have been appointed or elected? 

a) Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, 
or committees listed: 

(1) Board of Ordained Ministry (1J632)? Yes 

(2) Board of Pensions (1J636)? Yes 

(3) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference fl|2512)? Yes 

(4) Committee on Episcopacy (fl634)? Yes 

(5) Committee on Investigation (fl2703. 2, .3)? Yes 

(6) Administrative Review Committee (1J633)? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is/are 
responsible for the functions related to each of the following general church 
agencies (1J608.1): 

(1) General Council on Finance and Administration? Same 

(2) General Council on Ministries? Same 

(3) General Board of Church and Society? Same 

(4) General Board of Discipleship? Same 

(5) General Board of Global Ministries? included in Missions 

(6) Higher Education and Campus Ministry? Same 

(7) General Commission on Archives and History? Same 

(8) General Commission on Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns 

Same 

(9) General Commission on Religion and Race? Monitoring & Accountability 

(10) General Commission on the Status & Role of Women? Monitoring & 
Accountability 



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(11) United Methodist Communications? Same 

c) Indicate the conference agencies which have responsibilities for the 
following functions: 

(1) Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (1J652)? Same 

(2) Disability Concerns (fl649)? Joint Committee on Incapacity 

(3) Equitable Compensation (1J623)? Same 

(4) Laity (1J629)? Same 

(5) Native American Ministry (1J650)? Same 

(6) Small Membership Church (1J642)? 

included in Congregational Development 

d) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district organizations: 

(1) Conference United Methodist Women (1J644)? Yes 

(2) Conference United Methodist Men (11645)? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry (1J646)? Yes 

(4) Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (1J647)? No 

(5) District Boards of Church Location and Building (1J2518)? Yes 

(6) Committees on District Superintendency (fl663)? Yes 

(7) District Committees on Ordained Ministry (1J660)? Yes 

e) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been 

appointed or elected in the annual conference? 

Boards : Institutions, Inc., Missions, Inc.; Committees : Conference Clergy 
Living, Conference Entertainment, Conference Rules, Conference Staff 
Relations, Continuing Education, Disability, Episcopal Residence, Insurance, 
Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense and Nominations,; Commissions : Clergy 
Counseling & Consultation, Education, Evangelism, Missions and Outreach, 
Stewardship, Worship, Youth Ministries, and Committees : Budget, Conference 
Staff Relations, Disaster Response, and Ethnic Local Church Concerns 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective records 

according to the prescribed forms (11606. 8)? Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? (See Sections III & VI of the Journal) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See Sections III & VI of the Journal) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work 

within their districts?(See Sections III & VI of the Journal.) 

9. What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for pastors for the ensuing 
year (HH333, 623.3)? 



MINISTERS UNDER FULLTIME APPOINTMENT (FE, AM, PM, FL) 


2006 


Salary 


$35,880 


Utilities 


2.100 


Total 


$37,980 


STUDENTS (LOCAL PASTORS OR CONFERENCE MEMBERS) 




Salary 


$23,322 


Utilities 


2.100 


Total 


$25,422 



10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the 



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conference to be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the 
ensuing year (1ffl612.1a)? $1,572,314 

11. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the 
conference to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs 
of the Conference for the ensuing year (HH612.1 d)? $5,540,000 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the World Service Fund? $1,872,019 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $676,541 

c) For the Black College Fund? $269,851 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $60,405 

e) For the Episcopal Fund? $477,191 

f) For the General Administration Fund? $164,434 

g) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $52,583 

13. If the annual conference apportions to the local church a fund that combines twoor 
more general apportioned funds with one another, or that combines one or more 
general apportioned funds with funds other than a general apportioned fund, list 
below for each combined fund: a) the name and amount of each general fund 
included in the apportionment; b) the percentage of the combined fund total that 
corresponds to each general fund apportionment (ffl!612. 3d, 613.4). 

World Service and Connectional Ministries $1,872,019 12.9% 

Ministerial Education Fund $676,541 4.7% 

General Administration $164,434 1.1% 



14. Conference and district lay leaders (ffl!603.9, 655): 

a) Conference lay leader: Mrs. Emily Innes 
Mailing Address: 1012 Cedarhurst Drive 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 

b) Associate conference lay leaders: TBE 

c) District and associate district lay leaders: 
BURLINGTON: JoAnn Barbour 
DURHAM: Sandy Quinn 
ELIZABETH CITY: Sandra Ray 
FAYETTEVILLE: Alice Smith 
GOLDSBORO: Keith Stewart 
GREENVILLE: Ed Mann 

NEW BERN: Patty Stricklin 

RALEIGH: Carlin Johnson 

ROCKINGHAM: Ruth Woods 

ROCKY MOUNT: Fred M. Hight III 

SANFORD: Ted Thomas 

WILMINGTON: Joe Stoner 

15. What local churches have been: 
a) Organized or Continued 

None 

1) New Church Start (1J260.2, 3)? 

(DU) Shepherd's House, effective 7/1/06 

(GO) East Clayton New Church, effective 7/1/06 



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2) Mission Congregation (fl260.1a)? 

(EC) All God's Children (3431) status changed from faith-based to 
mission congregation, effective 7/1/06 
3) Chartered Local Church (11260. 5) (Please list only churches chartered this 
year.) 
(DU) Durham: Reconciliation (2571) was chartered 1/29/06. 

b) Merged (fl 2545, fl 2546)? 

1) United Methodist with United Methodist 

Name of 1st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 

None 

2) Other mergers 

Name of 1st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 

None 

c) Discontinued or abandoned (fflJ229, 341.2, 2548)? (State which for each 
church listed.) 

(BU) Burlington:Christ(1083), of the Grace-Christ Charge (1080) will 
discontinue, effective 7/1/06 

(GR) Parmele (6342), a part of the Stokes Charge (6340), was discontinued, 
effective 9/15/05, leaving the Stokes Charge a two-point part-time charge 
comprised of S Stokes (6343) and Vernon (6344). Members transferred to 
Stokes (6343). Hamilton (6501) a part-time single station was discontinued, 
effective 6/5/06. 

(RM) Pierce's Campground (10094) of the Halifax Charge (10090) was 
discontinued, effective 11/13/05. 
Middlesex (10571) a part-time single station was discontinued, effective 4/30/06 

1) New Church Start (fl260.2,.3) 

(RA) Church of the Risen Lord (8741) (not constituted) was discontinued, 
effective 12/31/05. 

2) Mission Congregation (1J260. 1a) 
NONE 

3) Chartered Local Church (fl260.5)(Please list only churches chartered this 
year) 

None 

d) Relocated and to what address? 
None 

(e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") 

Former Name New Name Address 

Grimesland Hispanic Faith Unidos por Cristo PO Box 715, 7563 Pitt St. 
Community Grimesland, NC 27837 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist 
conference(s) and with what membership (Par. 41, 261)? 
Name Membership Conference from which transferred 

None 



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g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 

(BU) Milton Charge (1343) was reunited as a single full-time appointment in 
place of two half-time appointments, effective 1/1/05. 
(BU) New Hope-Purley Charge (1360) will change from a full-time two-point 
charge to a part-time two-point charge, effective 7/1/06. 
(DU) Durham: Carr (2151) will change from a full-time station to a part-time 
station, effective 7/1/06. 

Granville Circuit (2310) will change from a part-time two-point charge to a full- 
time two-point charge, effective 7/1/06. 

Butner: Community (2061) will change from a part-time station to a full-time 
station, effective 7/1/06. 

Durham: Lakewood (2211) will change from a full-time single station to a part- 
time single station, effective 7/1/06. 

(EC) Currituck Charge (3080) will change from part-time two-point charge to 
full-time two-point charge, effective 7/1/06. 

Windsor Charge (3390) a two-point part-time charge was discontinued and 
Cashie (3392) and Wndsor (3393) merged to become a single part-time 
station, effective 12/31/04. (Not reported last year) 

Windsor (3390) will change from part-time single station to a full-time single 
station, effective 7/1/06. 

(GR) Washington Circuit (6400), a full-time two-point charge, will become part- 
time t wo-point charge, made up of Wharton: Trinity (6403) and Wares Chapel 
(6402), effective 7/1/06. 

(RA) Franklinton (8141) will change from a full-time station to a part-time station 
effective 7/1/06. Raleigh: Longview (8411) will change from a full-time station to 
a part-time station, effective 7/1/06. 

(SA) Bonlee Charge (11040) will change from a student appointment to a full- 
time appointment, effective 7/1/06. Center (11101) will change from a part-time 
appointment to a full-time station, effective 7/1/06. 

Silk Hope (11390) will change from a student pastor appointment to a part-time 
appointment, effective 7/1/06. 

16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 
a) District? 

(BU:) Christ 1083) of the Grace-Christ Charge (1080) will discontinue leaving 

Grace a single, part-time station, effective 7/1/06. 

(GR) Watson's Chapel (6255) will leave the Hyde Charge (6250) to become a 

part-time station. The Hyde Charge will become a three-point full-time charge 

comprised of Soule (6252), Epworth (6253) and Fairfield (6254), 

effective 7/1/06. 

(NB) Turtle's Grove-Core Creek Charge (7100) a two-point full-time charge split 

to become single stations. Core Creek (7102) became a single full-time 

station and Turtle's Grove (7103) became a single part-time station, effective 1/ 

1/06. 

(SA) Asbury-Bethlehem Charge (11020), a two-point part-time charge will 

dissolve and Asbury (11022) and Bethlehem (11023) will each become a single 

part-time station, effective 7/1/06. 

Troy Circuit (11430) a four-point charge consisting of Ophir (11433), Uwharrie 

(11434), Troy: First (11432) and Wadeville (11435) will dissolve. Ophir (11433) 

and Uwharrie (11434) will become a two-point part-time charge called Ophir- 

Uwharrie and Troy: First (11432) and Wadeville (11435) will each become a 

single part-time station, all effective 7/1/06. 

Vass-Cameron Charge (11450), a two-point full time charge will dissolve and 



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Vass (11453) and Cameron (11452) will each become a single part-time 
station, effective 7/1/06. 

(In the N.C. Annual Conference, worship services may be continued in historical site 
churches pursuant to 
guidelines adopted by Conference Trustees and approved by Bishop and Cabinet.) 



PARTIkPERTAININGTOORDAINED MINISTERS AND LOCALPASTORS 

(Note: A (v) notation following a question in this section signifies that the action or 
election requires a majority vote of the clergy session of the annual conference. If an 
action requires more than a simple majority, the notation (v 2/3) or (v 3/4) signifies that 
a two-thirds or three-fourths majority vote is required.) 

17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (Tffl604.4, 605.6)? Yes 

18. Who constitute: 

a) The Conference Committee on Investigation (fl2203)? (v) 

Principals: Anna Gail Workman; Margaret Anne Biddle, Alternates: David 
Heinze; Janet Thornton-Irvine 

b) The Administrative Review Committee (1J633)? (v) 

Lisa Brown Cole; H. Gray Southern; Charles K. Morrison; Alternate: R. Bruce 
Pate 

19. Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (HH311, 312 
Include the names and year of certificate of all candidates for ordained ministry 
who have been certified or approved for continuance by the district committee on 
ordained ministry. (Do not list as continued those licensed as local pastors in 
question 21 or as probationary members in question 28.) 



THISYEAR 
Wlliam Frazier Adams 
Benjamin David Alexander 
Karen Baker Angel 
Matthew Reeves Ashburn 
Judith Ellen Bailey 
Donna Morrissette Banks 
Owen Edwards Barrow 
Michael Robert Bass 
Philip Robert Chryst 
Amy Cunningham DeVanno 
Robert Anthony Faircloth 
John Pete Fedoronko 
Stephen Gene Knopp II 
Marcia Faith Lancaster 
Jessie Shuman Larkins 
Adam Andrew Loose 
Eric Alan Marshburn 



Wl: Wesley Memorial UMC 2006 

University UMC 2006 

Mebane UMC 2006 

MillbrookUMC 2005 

Colington UMC 2006 

Evergreen UMC 2006 

Edenton Street UMC 2005 

Solid Rock UMC 2006 

Faith Harbor UMC 2006 

Solid Rock UMC 2006 

Halls UMC 2006 

Watha UMC 2006 

DU: Transferred to Charlotte 2005 

FA:Victory UMC 2006 

Aldersgate UMC 2006 

Spring Lake UMC 2006 

New Song UMC 2006 



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Lyle Edward Miller 



Reconciliation UMC 
(recertified, discontinued again) 
Faith UMC 

Christ Community UMC 
Hollands UMC 
Fuquay-Varina UMC 
Edenton Street UMC 
(transferred candidacy from FL Conf) 
Wilbur C. Ormond (Reinstated for purpose of transfer to TX) 
Edward Nicholas Priestaf Benson Memorial 

(transferred candidacy from N.GA Conf) 



Yuko Veda Miller 
Jose Javier Montanez-Diaz 
Russell Graham Nanney 
Jeffrey Scott Nelson 
Judith Mann New 



Ismael Ruiz-Millan 

Evelyn Louise Sharp 

Sharon Eatmon Sherrod 

Leah Farriba Skaggs 

Stanley Ray Stephenson 

Maren Fristup Symonds 

Edwin Latta Terry, Jr. 

Angela Denise Thompson 

Cheryl Ann Wade 

Gertrude Neely Wilder 

Kathie Stevens Wilkinson 

Brian Keith WilliamsAsbury Temple UMC 

Roy James Winn Bridgeton UMC 

David Lee Woolsey Nashville UMC 



Covenant UMC 

Bridgeton UMC 

Lucama UMC 

Apex UMC 

Alliance/Arapahoe 

Pleasant Grove UMC 

Glendale Heights UMC 

McQueens Chapel (Reinstated) 

Ocean View UMC 

Hampstead UMC 

Mount Sylvan UMC 



2006 

2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2003 

2005 
2002 

2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2006 
2005 
2005 
2005 
2006 
2006 
2005 



b) Continued? 

John Monroe Barnes III 
Rochele Bailey-George 
Holly Chester Baker 
Mark Leonard Blanton 
Linda Elaine Briggs 
Christie Anne Burley 
Charles Dwight Coleman 
Karen M. Crutchfield 
Margaret Belinda Davis 
Nancy Wright Dawdy 
Susan Usher Eggert 
Amanda Gail Fleishman 
Viveca Melody Frye 
Donna L. Fullwood 



Wesleyan Chapel UMC 
Edenton Street UMC 
SA: St. Luke UMC 
RA: Genesis UMC 
Hampstead UMC 
RA: Apex UMC 
John Wesley UMC 
Calvary Memorial UMC 
Hope Mills UMC 
Harbor UMC 
Camp UMC 
Resurrection UMC 
Harry Hoosier UMC 
Wl: Ocean View UMC 



2003 
2004 
2002 
2001 
2004 
2003 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2005 
2004 
2004 
2005 
2002 



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Ryan Travis Gabriel 
Horace Eric Gilchrist II 
Tammy Marie Grimm 
James Haywood Henderson 
Sarah Davis Herr 
Tamsey Phillips Hill 
Gertrude Brenda Jones 
Hadley Home Kifner 
Tara Culp Lain 
Brian Keith Langlands 
William L. Martin III 
Patricia Ann Mathews 
Ellen Margaret McCubbin 
John Michael McAllister 
Martha Ann Kimball McLean 
Kum Wook Namkoong 
Judith Mann New 
James Elliott Owen 
Patricia Moore Patton 
Bruce Edward Petty 
Sara Elizabeth Pugh 
Cynthia L. Riley 
Cynthia L. Rivenbark 
Shannon Owens Ross 
Josefina (Cookie) Santiago 
Ronald W. Scott 
Deborah Harris Sutton 
Amanda Riley Smith 
Vermel Harrison Taylor 
William Lee Taylor 
Theresa M. Chatlos Waddell 
Matthew Blaine Whitacre 
Timothy G. Ware 
Gertrude Neely Wilder 
Betty A. Bobbitt Willis 
Nathan Andrew Wittman 
Katherine Barrie Wyatt 



Faith UMC 2005 

RA: Wilson Temple UMC 2003 

St. James UMC 2002 

RA: Wilson Temple UMC 2003 

Jarvis Memorial UMC 2004 

FUMC Pittsboro 1997 

BU: Aldersgate UMC 2000 

FUMC: Laurinburg 2005 

RA: Wendell UMC 2000 

St. Luke UMC 2004 

SA: FUMC Pittsboro 2004 

Resurrection UMC 2004 

Genesis UMC 2004 

University UMC 2005 

Oak Grove UMC 2005 

Cornerstone UMC 2003 

Edenton Street UMC 2005 

Salem UMC 2001 

Jerusalem UMC 2005 

McQueen's Chapel UMC 2004 

Haymount UMC 2003 

Garber UMC 2004 

Magnolia UMC 2004 

Whiteville UMC 2001 

Jacksonville:Trinity UMC 2005 

Pinehurst UMC 2005 

Hickory Grove UMC 2005 

Pleasant Green UMC 1998 

FA: John Wesley 2004 

Elm City UMC 2004 

Pine Valley UMC 2005 

Broad Creek UMC 2004 

FUMC: Washington 2005 

Hampstead UMC 2005 

Jerusalem-Warren Plains 2003 

FUMC: Washington 2005 

New Song UMC 2005 



c) Discontinued? 



Effective Date 



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Robert Mark Adams 03/10/2005 

Peggy Leigh Barbee 03/01/2006 

Michael Keith Brown 03/31/2006 

Lucinda Kosak Campbell 01/31/2006 

Robert Louis Davis 07/01/2006 

William Randolph Field 01/01/2006 

Britt Woodruff Fisher 02/1 3/2006 

Guy L'Hoste 08/31/2005 

Dwayne Lowry 02/04/2006 

John Sherman Mewborne 03/01/2006 

Lyle Edward Miller 04/25/2006 

Wilbur C. Ormond 03/14/2005 

(Discontinued, then Reinstated for purpose of transfer to TX) 

Irvin Edgar Pennabaker, Jr. 08/16/2005 
Georgianna Worsley Pinckney 08/01/2005 

Virginia Radcliff 02/01/2005 

Christopher Darryl Rooks 03/01/2002 

Christopher Alan Short 03/27/2006 

20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but 

are not now appointed? (11315 — Indicate for each person the year the license was 
approved.): 

Name License 

Robert Eugene Hardy 1999 

James Elliott Owen 2001 

Shannon Owens Ross 2001 



21. Who are approved and appointed as: (indicate for each person the first year 
license was awarded, (v) 

a) Full-time local pastors (fl318.1) and what progress has each made in the 
course of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five 
year course of study or the M.Div. — fl319.4): 

Wllie Franklin Allen * 

Richard Claybourne Baldwin, Sr.* 

Donna Morrissette Banks 

Douglas Winfred Billups* 

Vito Bisogno* 

Deidre Leigh Britt 

David Walter Bundy 

Larry Michael Chandler 

Dalma Garrell Cribb* 

Donald O'Neill Daniel 



1993 


Completed 


1995 


Completed 


2006 


M. Div. 


1995 


Completed 


2002 


Completed 


2002 


M.Div. 


2000 


Sixteen Courses 


1998 


M. Div. 


2000 


Completed 


2002 


Third Year 



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Laura Autry Dunlap 


2006 


License 


Carole Renee Edwards 


2005 


First Year 


Seong-iL Eom 


2006 


M. Div. 


Jettie Vann Floyd * 


1998 


Completed 


David Alan Foushee 


2002 


M. Div. 


Bettie Garrick Francis 


2005 


M. Div. 


Jared Andrew Hanson 


2004 


M. Div. 


Henry Paul Harris* 


1996 


Completed 


Tommy Tudge Haynes 


2002 


Fourth Year 


Leland Monroe Heath, Jr. * 


1999 


Completed 


Warren Trail Heitzenrater 


2005 (Re 


nstated)M. Div 


Richard Charles Hill, Jr. 


2002 


Twelve Courses 


Robert Elwood Hill* 


2000 


Completed 


James Roy Hines * 


1996 


Completed 


Susan Parlar Hobbs* 


2001 


Completed 


Margaret B. Hockett* 


1991 


Completed 


John David Howie 


2003 


License 


John Anthony Joyner 


2005 


Sixteen Courses 


Kimberly Strong Lamb 


2003 


M. Div. 


James Craig Langston 


2000 


Fourth Year 


Diane Renee LeBlanc 


2001 


License 


Mattheue Brock Locklear 


2002 


M.Div. 


Brent Herral Livingood 


2002 


M.Div. 


Mary Lou McElray 


2004 


M. Div. 


Elva LeRoy Morton III 


1988 


Completed 


Gary Creighton Murphree 


2003 


Eleven Courses 


Claude Thomas Nethercutt 


2002 


Third Year 


Cory Brandon Oliver 


2004 


First Year 


Sue Harvey Owens* 


2000 


Completed 


Raymond Randolph Pearce * 


1998 


Completed 


James Edward Pepper 


2003 


Second Year 


Gregg Alan Presnal 


1990 


M. Div. 


Edward Nicholas Priestaf 


2002 


M. Div. 


William Edward Price 


2004 


Second Year 


Michael Gordon Register, Sr. 


1991 


Completed 


Harold Dean Salmon * 


1999 


Completed 


Patrick Turner Sinclair 


2000 


Nineteen Courses 


Neill Council Smith 


2001 


Fourth Year 


Stephen Eugene Smith 


2003 


M. Div. 


Dustin Troy Sprouse 


2004 


License 



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George Barry Stallings 


2003 


Four Courses 


Polly Ann Taylor 


1995 


M. Div. 


Walter Ray Teague 


2003 


Second Year 


Molly Anne Tyson 


2006 


M. Div. 


Angelo McKinley Troy 


1998 


M. Div. 


Douglas Jay Wagner 


2005 


M. Div. 


Marc Werner* 


2000 


Completed 


James Russell Wilis * 


2000 


Completed 


Toni L. Wood * 


2000 


Completed 


Karl Alan Zorowski 


2004 


First Year 


Lisa Naa-Shormey Yebuah 


2005 


M. Div. 



b) Part-time local pastors (fl318.2) and what progress has each made in the course 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year 
course of study or the M.Div. — fl319.4): 



NAME 

William Frazier Adams 
John David Amon 
Michael Perry Askew 
Valerie Simmons Ballance * 
Robert Ray Bandy * 
John Monroe Barnes III 
Gregory L. Barrick 
Regina H. Barrow 
Everette Franklin Bass, Jr. * 
Mary Ellen Bender* 
William Wade Bennett 
Charles Anthony Bethea 
Houston Vaden Blair, Jr. 
Henry Lee Blue * 
Harriett Taylor "Tuck" Bounds 
Adam Douglas Brinkley 
Donald E. Burns, Jr. 
Ronald Philip Carnigan 
Helen Despina Champion 
Philip Robert Chryst 
Russell Woodrow Conner 



LICENSE 


COURSE OF STUDY 


2006 


License 


2003 


License 


2001 


Fourteen Courses 


2000 


Completed 


1999 


Completed 


2003 


License 


2002 


Thirteen Courses 


2003 


Nine Courses 


1995 


Completed 


1996 


Completed 


2001 


License 


2001 


Eleven Courses 


2004 


Three Courses 


1992 


Completed 


2004 


License 


2004 


Three Courses 


1980 


M.Div. 


2004 


License 


2005 


First Year 


2006 


License 


2004 


First Year 



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William Michael Creech, Sr. 2003 

Karen M. Crutchfield 2006 

Brenda Anne Davis 2003 

Rodney Glenn Dorn 2004 

Cheryl Ann Epperson* 2000 

Robert Anthony Faircloth 2006 

Bettie Sue Barnes Farlow* 2000 

John Pete Fedoronko 2006 

Beverly Ann Fitzgerald* 1997 

Joseph Weldon Franklin III 2006 

Martin Lewis Greer 2004 

Linda Mayfield Grider 2003 

Ronald E. Gurganus 2001 

Linda Elizabeth Harris 2002 

Henry Paul Harris * 1996 

Clifton Horace Harvell 2003 

Lonnie Dale Hedrick, Sr. 2001 
Eleanor Rose Crumpler Hicks * 1997 

Emmett James Highsmith * 1993 

David Elliott Hollowell 2003 

Donna Leigh Hoover 2005 

Benjamin Edward Horton * 1994 

Henry Barry Hunt 2001 

Joseph Leon Jackson 2005 

Walter Glenn Johnston III 1997 

Eric Randall Joyce * 1994 

Sylvia Tripp Kohus 2005 

Marcia Faith Lancaster 2006 

Milton Earl Little 1981 

Douglas Marshall Locklear 2000 

George Lloyd Locklear * 1992 

Marshall Malland Locklear * 1993 

Douglas J. Lukens* 1999 

Ismael Ruiz Millan 2006 

Jose Javier Montanez 2006 

John Raymons Mosley 2005 

Sandra Haughwort Mull* 2001 



Eleven Courses 

M. Div. 

Third Year 

Seven Courses 

Completed 

License 

Completed 

License 

Completed 

License 

Five Courses 

First Year 

Third Year 

Fourth Year 

Completed 

Five Courses 

Fourth Year 

Completed 

Completed 

Second Year 

M. Div. 

Completed 

First Year 

License 

Nine Courses 

Completed 

First Year 

License 

Completed 

Seventeen Courses 

Completed 

Completed 

Completed 

License 

Three Courses 

Two Courses 

Completed 



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Mark Douglas Murphy 
Elwood Larry Myrick 
Judith Mann New 
John Philip Norris 
James Elliott Owen 
Jimmy Carson Oxendine * 
Daniel Pantoja 
Veronica McKoy Patterson 
John Paul Prine 
Ronnie Lee Rivenbark * 
Michael Gene Roach 
Linda Hodges Rowe * 
Carolyn Nancy Roy* 
Ismael Ruiz-Millan 
Teresa McKenzie Rutledge 
Ronald Worth Scott 
Sharon Eatmon Sherrod 
Leonard Thomas Sheppard 
Michael Hugh Smith 
Kent Christopher Smith 
William Forrest Smith 
William Marshall Stewart 
Josephine Alford Sutton 
Carol Clark Taylor 
Deborah Vanderford 
Nina Paul Vinson * 
Richard Randall Wagner 
Robert Bradford Way, Jr. * 
Clinton Lane White * 
Nancy M. Willard* 
Andrew Benjamin Wood * 
David Lee Woolsey 
John Yount * 



NAME 

Andrew Scott Amodei 

Joseph Bernard DeWtte 

John Farron Duncan 



2003 


Four Courses 


2005 


License 


2006 


License 


2003 


License 


2001 


Five Courses 


1999 


Completed 


2004 


License 


2003 


Third Year 


2004 


License 


1997 


Completed 


1993 


License 


1999 


Completed 


2003 


Completed 


2006 


License 


2005 


Three Courses 


2006 


License 


2006 


License 


2004 


Six Courses 


2004 


Five Courses 


2006 


M. Div. 


2000 


Eighteen Courses 


1995 


Seventeen Courses 


2001 


Seven Courses 


2003 


Second Year 


2004 


First Year 


1999 


Completed 


2005 


License 


1994 


Completed 


1996 


Completed 


2001 


Completed 


1989 


Completed 


2006 


License 


1991 


Completed 


i what schools 


are they enrolled? 


LICENSE 


SCHOOL 


2004 


Duke Divinity School 


2005 


Duke Divinity School 


2003 


Duke Divinity School 



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James Scott Finicum 


2004 


James Glenn Folks 


2006 


David Lewis King 


2005 


Jane Lee Leechford 


2004 


Mary Frances McClure 


2006 


Donald Thomas Miller 


2005 


Linda Valerie White 


2003 


Brian Keith Williams 


2006 


Matthew Taylor Worley 


2004 


James Elton Wooten 


2003 


d) Student local pastors (P18.3 


from 


Timothy Bruce Berlew 


2004 


Michael Andrew Carr 


2004 


Joe Allen Gunby 


2006 


Martin Park Hunter 


2006 


Charles Conrad Pullins 


2003 


Marc Wlliam Rickabaugh 


2004 


Charles Stewart Winner 


2004 



Duke Divinity 
Duke Divinity 



Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 
Duke Divin 



School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 



3) from other annual conferences? 

Duke Divinity School/WNC 
Duke Divinity School/WNC 
Duke Divinity School/N.GA. 
Duke Divinity School/I N 
Duke Divinity School/WV 
Duke Divinity SchoolA/A 
Duke Divinity SchoolA/A 



e) Students of other denominations serving as local pastors and enrolled in a 
school of theology listed by the University Senate (fl318.4)? 
NONE 

f) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference 
membership (ffl!364.4, 365, 367.3)? (If not in this conference indicate name of 
conference where serving.) 
NONE 



22. Who have been discontinued as local 
NAME 

Michael Keith Brown 
Lucinda Kosak Campbell 
William Randall Field 
Robert Eugene Hardy 
Bryan Keith Langlands 
Dwayne Lowry 
Christopher Darryl Rooks 
Matthew Blaine Whitacre 
Betty Aileen Bobbitt Willis 
Emily Ann Young 



pastors (P20.1)? 
DATE 

04/01/2006 
01/31/2006 
01/01/2006 
07/01/2004 
07/01/2006 
02/04/2006 
03/01/2002 
07/01/2005 
10/31/2005 
08/31/2005 



23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (11320. 4)? 
NAME DATE 

Matthew Blaine Whitacre 02/1 3/2006 



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24. What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist 

denominations are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while 
retaining their conference or denominational membership (fflI331.8, 346.1)? (List 
alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference or denomination where membership is 
held. Indicate credential.) 



NAME 

Buddy Jo Champion 
Christopher Chikoore 
Justin Kelly Coleman 
Esther Chung Kim 
Kwan Seok Kim 
Chang Bae Kim 
Kristin Davis Lassiter 
George McDougald, Jr. 
Randall Wayne Partin 
Alice Jones Quarles 
Donald Hubbard Seely 
John Gaylon Varden 
Nancy Johnston Varden 
Jeane M.F. Walker 
Bradley Carr Williams 
Gary David Wilson 
Edwin Wray 



STATUS 


DATE 


CONFERENCE 


ROE 


2004 


Western N.C. 


OE 


2003 


Zimbabwe, Africa 


OP 


2005 


Texas 


OP 


2005 


New Jersey 


OE 


2005 


Korean Methodist Church 


OE 


1992 


Korean Methodist Church 


FD 


2002 


Western N.C. 


OD 


1996 


AM.E 


OP 


2004 


New Mexico 


OE 


2000 


South Carolina 


ROE 


2006 


Virginia 


FE 


2002 


Memphis 


OP 


2005 


Memphis 


OP 


2005 


Western N.C. 


OE 


2006 


North Georgia 


ROE 


2000 


Evang. Meth Church 


ROE 


2001 


Baltimore-Washington 



25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been 

approved to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the 
Annual Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation (fflI331.8, 
346.2)? (Designate with an asterisk those who have been accorded voting rights 
within the annual conference.) 

NAME 

James Warner Asher 
Robert Floyd Dean 
Melinda Faye Ivey 
Daniel F. Lipp 
Gail Ingram Myers 
Steven Mullenix 
William Ronald Nichols 
Joseph L. Perry 
MackStyron, Sr. 



STATUS 


DENOMINATION 


OF 


Brethren Church 


ROF 


Evang. Presbyterian 


OF 


Southern Baptist 


OF 


Southern Baptist 


OF 


Missionary Baptist 


OF 


Pentecostal Assemblies 


OF 


Southern Baptist 


ROF 


Southern Baptist 


ROF 


Southern Baptist 



26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or 
denomination where membership is held.) 



a) With vote (fl586.4(v))? 

b) Without vote (fflj334,4;344.4)? (v 
NAME 

Cathy Carlson 
Jennifer E. Copeland 
Paula E. Gilbert 
Michael W. Gore 



None 



CONFERENCE 
Louisiana 
South Carolina 
Alabama-West Florida 
South Indiana 



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Mark Hicks Western N.C. 

Jan Rivero Virginia 

J. Warren Smith North Georgia 

Rexford F. Tucker Troy 

NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to another 
conference, list these persons in Question 44 only. If persons have been admitted or 
ordained by another annual conference as a courtesy to your conference, list these 
persons in Questions 27-43, whichever are appropriate, giving the date and name of 
the accommodating conference. 

27. Who are elected as Associate Members (1J420 [1992])? (List alphabetically - see 
note preceding Question 27): 

a)fl420 [1992] NONE 
b)H322 [2004] NONE 

28. Who are elected as Probationary Members (under 1ffl322, 324, 325)? (v) 

a) Probationary Deacons: 

(1) Under the provision of ffi]324.4a, c? (v) NONE 

(2) Under the provision of 1ffl324.5? (v) NONE 

b) Probationary Elders: 

(1) Under the provision of ffi]324. 4a, b? (v) 

ROBBIE BIDDIX: (Durham District) - BS, University of North Carolina-Ashville; 
M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 



DAVID JOHN BLACKMAN (Durham District: BS, Elmira College, Elmira, NY; M. 
Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

TERESA LEIGH ALLEY BUCKNER: (Wilmington District) - BS, East 
Tennessee State University; M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 
Probationary Membership and Commissioning 

GERALD STEPHEN CASTLE: (Elizabeth City District) - BS, Tusculum College, 
Greenville, TN; M. Div, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX. 
Eligible for Probationary Membership and Commissioning 

SCOTT ALLEN DODSON: (Rocky Mount District) - BS, University of Kentucky; 
M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 



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SUSANNA LYNN WILLIAMS FITCH-SLATER: (Elizabeth City District) - BA, N.C. 
Wesleyan College; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membership and Commissioning 

KELLIE KATHLEEN GALLAGHER-SMITH: (Rocky Mount District) - BA, St. Olaf 
College, Northfield, MN; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membership and Commissioning 

MICHAEL DAVID GIRA, JR.: (Fayetteville District) - BS, Appalachian State 
University; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership 
and Commissioning 

FRANKLIN KARL GRANT: (Durham District) - BA, East Carolina University; M. 
Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

JAY DAVID HELMS: (Elizabeth City District) - BS, Duke University; M. Div, 
Asbury Theological Seminary. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

TEDDY LAMONT HEMMINGER, II: (Sanford District) - BS, Mount Olive College; 
M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

TERRY ALLEN HOBBS: (Goldsboro District) - BS, University of North 
Carolina-Greensboro; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membershipand Commissioning 

CHERYL MOFFETT LAWRENCE: (Durham District) - BA, Louisiana State 
University, Baton Rouge, LA; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 
Probationary Membership and Commissioning 

WOO-IL (PAUL) LEE: (Rocky Mount District) - BA, University of Nebraska, 
Kearney, NB; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membership and Commissioning 



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RHONDA TURNER MAURER: (Raleigh District) - BS, Clemson University, 
Clemson, S.C.; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membershipand Commissioning 

GAIL INGRAM MYERS: (Raleigh District) - BA, Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C.; 
M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

ELMAR KARL NEUSCHAEFER: (Durham District) - BS, Nova University and 
University of Alabama; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membership and Commissioning 

EDWARD SLEE NEW: (Raleigh District) - BA, Elon University, Elon, N.C.; M. 
Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

RHONDA RIGGINS PARKER: (Burlington District) - BA, Duke University; M. Div, 
Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and 
Commissioning 

SANDRA BAREFOOT SCHALLER: (Goldsboro District) - BSN, Barton College, 
Wilson, N.C.; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membershipand Commissioning 

LAURA KATHERINE WACKER STERN: (Burlington District) - BA, Georgetown 
University, Washington, D.C.; M. Div, Candler School of Theology. Eligible for 
Probationary Membership and Commissioning 

PAMELA JANE WATKINS: (Durham District) - BS, Duke University; M. Div, Duke 
Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary Membership and Commissioning 

JAMES DEAN WHITTAKER: (Sanford District) - BA, Marshall University, 
Huntington, W.V.; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Probationary 
Membership and Commissioning 

(2) Under the provisions of fl324. 6? (v) NONE 

(3) Under the provisions of H322.4? (v 3/4) NONE 

29. Who are elected as Probationary Members under the 1992 Discipline? (List 
alphabetically - see note preceding Question 27.) 

a) Under the provisions of fl41 5 (1992) ? None 

b) Under the provisions of 1J416. 1(1992)?(v%) None 

c) Under the provisions of 1ffl416. 2, 421(1992)?(v %) None 



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30. Who are continued as commissioned Probationary Members, and in what year 
were they admitted to Probationary Membership (fl326)? 
a) In preparation for ordination as Deacon? (PD) (fl326.1) 

NAME ADMITTED PM 

Eugene Joseph Cox 2004 

Joyce Christine Day 2003 

Jo Elaine Harris 2005 

Susan Huguley Harrison 2004 

Joyce Beal Horn 2005 

Anita Kimbrough 2004 



b) In preparation for ordination 
NAME 
Julia Ellen Alliger 

Janet Lea Balasko 

Robert Shawn Blackwelder 

Cheryl Wynn Brown 

Richard Lowell Bryant 

LuAnn Herring Charlton 

Susanne Crutchfield Cobb 

Charles Michael Coppock 

Carol Whitley Dean 

Needham Bradley Dunn 

Harvey Lee Edwards 

Matthew Robert Evans 

Debra Jessica Grossberg 

Thurman Adair Horney, Jr. 

Cathy McCabe Hoyle 

Terry Hunt 

Fred Douglas Johnson 

Hyung Soo Kim 

Heather Heinzman Lear 

Amy Elizabeth Meador 

Jeffrey Raymond Nash 

Thomas Moore Nichols 

Lee Roger Owens 

Adrian Lyn Sawyer 



as an Elder (H326.2) 
ADMITTED AS PM 
2005 

2005 

2004 

2005 

2004 

2005 

2005 

2004 

2004 

2004 

2004 

2004 

2003 

2005 

2005 

2003 

2005 

2003 

2005 

2004 

2004 

2004 

2003 

2005 



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Robert Edward Shelton 2002 

Henry Edgar Swanzey 2005 

Barbara Elaine Swett 2005 

Donna McClain Thompson 2003 
Deborah Sue Wilkins 2004 

Heather Herrin Wong 2004 

Rani Partridge Woodrow 2004 

c) Probationary deacons who became probationary elders? (Indicate year NONE 

d) Probationary elders who became probationary deacons? (Indicate year) NONE 

e) Probationary members who transferred from other conferences or 
denominations?(fl347) 

NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

Randolph L. Barnes III (PD) Mississippi Conference 06/01/2006 

31. Who are continued as probationary members under the 1992 Discipline, what 
progress have they made in their ministerial studies, and in what year were they 
admitted to probationary membership (H369.1; 1J1J417, 424 [1992]): 

a) As students in approved schools of theology? (fl417(1) [1992]) — Indicate for 
each person the number of years completed and the year admitted to 
probationary membership): NONE 

b) In the advanced ministerial course of study? (fl417(2) [1992]) — Indicate for 
each person the number of years completed and the year admitted to 
probationary membership): .... NONE 

c) Following completion of their educational requirements? (fl424(1) [1992]) — 
Indicate for each person the year admitted to probationary membership): 

NAME ADMITTED PM 

Jay William Bissett 2002 

Roberta Gail Byram 2004 

James Harold Daniels 2001 

Edward Raymond Drew 2004 

Sandra Faye Ethridge (Incapacity Leave) 2002 

32. Who have been received from other Christian denominations (1J347.3): (List 
alphbetically - see note preceding Question 27): 

a) As Probationary Members (fl347.3a,b)? (v) (date received) 
Gail Ingram Myers 2006 Missionary Baptist 

b) As Local Pastors (fl347.3a)? (v) (date received) None 

33. Who are elected as members in Full Connection? (List alphabetically-See note 
preceding Q. 27. Anyone appearing on this question must also be listed some 
where in questions 34-35 or 37, unless the clergy's orders from another 

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denomination were recognized on question 43 in a previous year.): 
a) Deacons? 

Randolph Lee Barnes III 

Eilene Zaida Bisgrove 

Judith Smith Stephens 



b) Elders? 

Marion Dale Curtis 

Kenneth Leroy Davenport 

Grace Griffith Hackney 

Patricia Freeman Hawkins 

Dennis Cecil Lamm 

Robert Wayne Licht 

Cynthia Kay Lister 



Lawrence David Malcolm 
Elizabeth Ann Roberts 
Mary Ann (Molly) Link Shivers 
Carolyn Kyle Sims 
Patricia Smith Sykes 
Kristen Driscoll Williams 



34. Who are elected for ordination as deacons in full connection: (List alphabetically 
see note preceding Question 27) 

a) Under the transitional provisions for diaconal ministers (11369. 3)? (v 2/3) None 

b) After probationary membership (1J330)? (v 2/3) 

RANDOLPH LEE BARNES III: (Raleigh District) - BA, University of Mississippi; 
M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary. Eligible for Ordination as a Deacon in 
Full Connection 

EILENE ZAIDA BISGROVE: (Durham District) - BA, Alma College, Alma, 
Michigan; M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2003 - 
Eligible for Ordination as a Deacon in Full Connection 

JUDITH SMITH STEPHENS: (Raleigh District) - BA, University of North 
Carolina-Greensboro; M. Ed., North Carolina State University. Probationary 
Membership 2003 - Eligible for Ordination as a Deacon in Full Connection 

c) Transfer from elder in full connection? (fl 309.3) (v 2/3) None 

35. Who are elected for ordination as Elders? 

a) Under the transitional provisions for associate members(H369.2)? (v2/3) 

None 

b) After probationary membership under the 1996 Discipline (1J335)? (v2/3) 
KENNETH LEROY DAVENPORT: (Greenville District) - BS, Elizabeth City State 
University; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2002 - 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 

GRACE RENEE GRIFFITH HACKNEY: (Burlington District) - BA, Berea 
College; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2003 - 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 



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PATRICIAANN FREEMAN HAWKINS: (Burlington District) -AB, University of 
North Carolina - Chapel Hill; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary 
Membership 2003 - Eligible for Elder's Orders 

DENNIS CECIL LAMM: (Greenville District) - BA, Barton College, Wilson, N.C. 
Course of Study, fl324.6. Probationary Membership 2003 - Eligible for Elder's 
Orders 



ROBERT WAYNE LICHT: (Durham District)- BA, Randolph-Macon College, 
Ashland, VA; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2003 - 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 

CYNTHIA KAY LISTER: (Burlington District) - BA, University of North Carolina- 
Chapel Hill; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2003 - 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 

LAWRENCE DAVID MALCOLM: (Fayetteville District) - BA, Pembroke State 
University; M. Div, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 
Dallas, TX. Probationary Membership 2002 - Eligible for Elder's Orders 

ELIZABETH ANNE ROBERTS: (Wilmington District) - BA, Appalachian State 
University, Boone, N.C; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 
2002 - Eligible for Elder's Orders 

CAROLYN KYLE SIMS: (Raleigh District) - BA, North Carolina State university, 
Raleigh, N.C; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2003 - 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 

PATRICIA SMITH SYKES: (Burlington District) - BS, University of North 
Carolina-Greensboro; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 
2002 - Eligible for Elder's Orders 

KRISTEN ANN DRISCOLL WILLIAMS: (Rocky Mount District) - BS, 
Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. 
Probationary Membership 2003 - Eligible for Elder's Orders 

c)Transferfrom deacon in full connection? fl|309.3)? (v2/3)(v2/3) None 

36. Who have been elected and ordained deacons under the 1992 Discipline 

(H369.1 J434 [1992]: (v) (List alphabetically-see note preceding Q.27. Indicate by 
an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As Associate Members (H434.1 [1992])? None 

b) As Probationary Members (H434. 2 [1992])? None 



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37. Who have been elected and ordained elders under the 1992 Discipline 
(H369.1;(H435 [1992]: (v) (List alphabetically-see note preceding Q.27. 
Indicate by an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (fl 435.1 [1992]) 

MARION DALE CURTIS: (New Bern District) - BA, Howard Payne University, 
Brownwood, TX; M. Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 2002 
Eligible for Elder's Orders 

MARY ANNE LINK SHIVERS: (Burlington District) - BA, Vanderbilt University; 
M.Div, Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership 1999 - Eligible for 
Elder's Orders 

b) As Probationary Members previously Associate Members (11435. 2 [1992]? 

None 

38. What Probationary Members, previously discontinued, are readmitted (fl363)? (v) 

None 

39. Who are readmitted (1ffl364-366 [v], H367 [v2/3]): 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Members in Full Connection? None 

40. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement fl|359.7): 

(v) 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Probationary Members?(lndicate credential) None 

c) As Members in Full Connection?(lndicate credential) None 

41. Who have been received by transfer from other Annual Conferences of The United 

Methodist Church (^347.1, 416.5,634.2m)? (List alphabetically. If Probation 
ary Members or Associate Members, so indicate] 

NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

Randolph Lee Barnes, III (PD) Mississippi 06/01/2006 

Thomas Judson Dunlap (FE) Memphis 07/01/2006 

Ben Witherington III (FE) Kentucky 06/01/2006 



42. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (1J347.2)? (List alphabeti- 
cally. If Probationary Member or Associate Member, so indicate) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

Rosanna Panizo-Valliadares (FE) Peru Methodist 07/01/2006 



43. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 
recognized (fl348): (v) 



a) As deacons? 






b) As elders? 






Name 


Denomination 


Date 


David Preston Haley 


Southern Baptist 


07/01/2006 



None 



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44. Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences, after election by the 
other conference? (See note preceding Question 27. Such courtesy elections or 
ordinations do not require transfer of conference membership.) 

a) Deacons in Full Connection? None 

b) Elders in Full Connection? None 

c) Deacons under 1992 Discipline? None 

d) Elders under 1992 Discipline? None 

45. Who have been transferred out to other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (fl416.5)? (If Probationary or Associate, so indicate. See note 
preceding Q.27.) 

Name Conference Date 

Rebecca Roselius McMillan(PE) Oklahoma 07/01/2006 

46. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (11327. 6)? (v) 

Name Status Date 

Amanda Riley Smith (PD)(VoluntaryWithdrawalfromPMstatus) 08/29/2005 

47. Who are on location? 

a) Who has been granted honorable location (^360.1)? (Give date when this 
action became effective. Record Charge Conference where membership is 
held. Indicate credential.): 
1) This year? (v) 

Kimberly Garner Pollock (FE) 03/15/2006 



2) Previously? 



Lowell Earl Adkins (FE) 

Rodger Russell Blake (FE) 

James Harvey Estes (FE) 

Floyd C. Hinshaw(FE) 

Douglas Ray Hull (FE) 

Edith Dudley Jenkins (FE) 

James Frederick Langston(FE) 

Mark Elvin Lykins (FE) 

Leon Jackson Pernell (FE) 

Jack Russell Radford (FE) 

Donald Thomas Settle (FE) 

William Thomas Smith (FE) 

Stephen Floyd Swartz-Strock (FE) 2000 

Erieen Geiselle Thompson (FE) 2005 

Mary Smith Trum (FE) 2002 



DATE: 

1980 

1986 

1994 

1980 

1990 

2005 

1979 

2004 

1996 

1996 

1990 

1997 



RA: Hayes Barton UMC 

CHARGE CONFERENCE: 
BU: Front Street UMC 
Wake Forest UMC 
GR: St. James UMC 
BU: Grace UMC 
Atlantic UMC 
GR: FUMC Washington 
VA:AldersgateUMC 
GR: Covenant UMC 
Hermon UMC 
RA: Edenton Street UMC 
RA: MillbrookUMC 
RA:AsburyUMC 
DU: Tabernacle UMC 
RA: MillbrookUMC 
RA: Windborne UMC 



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James Bell Ward (FE) 1997 

Joyelle Parker Wiemer (FE) 2005 



RM: FUMC 

RM: Mt. Zion UMC 



b) Who on honorable location are appointed ad interim as local pastors? 
(11360. 2) (Indicate date and appointment.) None 

c) Who has been placed on administrative location (11362. 4c)? (Give date when 
this action became effective. Record Charge Conference where membership 
is held. Indicate credential.): 

(1) This year? (v) None 

(2) Previously? None 

48. Who have been granted the status of honorable location-retired (1J360. 3)? 
(Record Charge Conference where membership is held. Indicate credential.): 



a) This year? (v) 

b) Previously? 

Wesley Gamble Brogan (FE) 

Thomas Otis Fulcher (FE) 
Paul Callum Gentry (FE) 
Paul David Granger (FE) 
William Ernest Herbert (AM) 
Henry Gurney Jinnette (FE) 
James Worth Lineberger, Jr. (FE) 
Edward Powell Osteen, Sr. (FE) 
William Raymond Peele, Jr. (FE) 
Jather L. Peterson, Jr. (FE) 
Gerald Harris Shinn (FE) 
Albert Ervyne Thompson, Jr. (FE) 
Johnnie Joseph Wlliams, Jr. (FE) 



1978 




1984 


07/01/2005 


1972 


07/01/2005 


1995 




1973 


07/01/2005 


1980 


07/01/2005 


1973 


07/01/2005 


1969 


07/01/2005 


1969 


07/01/2005 


1979 


07/01/2005 


1977 


07/01/2005 


1970 


07/01/2005 


1990 


07/01/2005 



None 



Statesville: Broad St. 

FA: Haystreet UMC 
Weldon UMC 
GO: St. Paul UMC 
Cary: FUMC 
DU: Aldersgate UMC 
Concord UMC 
Vanceboro UMC 
Wl: Wesley Memorial 



49. Who have had their status as honorably located and their orders terminated 
(1J360.2)? (v) (Give date when this action became effective. Indicate credential.) 
None 



50. Who have had their conference membership terminated: (Give date when this 
action became effective. Indicate credential.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (TJ361.1.1..4)? None 

b) By withdrawal from the ordained ministerial office (11361. 2, 4)? (v) 
Name Effective Date 

Lisa Creech Bledsoe (FE) 05/28/2005 

MarkW. Wethington (FE) 07/21/2005 

c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges (ffll361.3,.4; 2719.2)?(v) 
Name Effective Date 
Stephen M. Edwards (FE) 04/25/2006 

d) By termination of orders under recommendation of the Board of Ordained Miinistry 
(H354.5) ? (v) None 



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e) Bytrial(H2713)?(v) 



None 



51. Who have been suspended under the provisions of fl362. 1c, or fl2704. 2c or 
11271 1.3? None 

52. Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided) 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year? 

Effective: None 

Retired: None 

Name Date Of Birth Date Of Death 



b) What Probationary Members have died during the year? 
Effective: None 
Retired: None 

c) What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 
Effective: 

Name Date Of Birth Date Of Death 



Ronald Dale Cyr 



08/23/1946 



04/11/2006 



Retired: 

Name Date Of Birth 

Robert Lee Bame 06/24/1919 

James Claude Chaffin 08/09/1919 

Thomas Asa Collins, Sr. 08/31/1921 

Helen Gray Crotwell 10/08/1925 

Charles Francis Eakin 04/10/1920 

Osmond Kelly Ingram 08/22/1918 

Lester Polk Jackson 12/08/1919 

James Robert Lancaster, Jr. 06/07/1922 

Wlliam Phifer Lowdermilk 06/24/1933 

Julian Pierce Moorman, Jr. 09/29/1918 

Robert Lee Nicks 03/16/1916 

Lorenzo Pierce Plyler 04/06/1914 

Arthur William Winstead, Sr. 06/23/1923 

Samuel Lee Wood 02/23/1916 

Wlliam Earl Worley 01/02/1925 



Date Of Death 
08/28/2005 

06/19/2005 

12/12/2005 

04/09/2006 

07/30/2005 

02/20/2006 

07/23/2005 

04/14/2006 

07/18/2005 

11/22/2005 

02/12/2006 

11/09/2005 

05/05/2006 

08/01/2005 

03/08/2006 



d) What Deacons in Full Connection have died during the year? 

Effective: None 

Name Date Of Birth Date Of Death 



e) What Local Pastors have died during the year? 
ACTIVE: 
Name Date Of Birth 



None 
Date Of Death 



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RETIRED: 



None 



e) What spouses have died during the year? 



Name 



Date Of Birth 



Katherine Abernethy Boone 04/13/1925 

Helen Hunter Brodie 10/25/1916 

Georgia Collins Davenport 09/14/1916 

Elizabeth McGee Desrosiers 06/09/1944 

Helen Matthews Eason 12/28/1923 
Yueh Kwei Cheng (Doris) Free09/01/1936 

Kathryn L. Aldridge Freeman 08/30/1916 

Catherine Parrish Lee 12/21/1935 

Kurlee Bowman Moser 01/19/1912 

Mary Elizabeth Heath Phillips 11/10/1905 

Joanne L. Randalls 05/06/1932 

Mary Alderman Shiver 08/02/1 91 3 

Marie Davis Snypes 01/26/1924 

Janice S. Stalnaker 10/29/1946 

Flora Belle Dawson Stott 11/05/1905 



Date Of Death 
11/28/2005 

04/10/2006 

12/22/2005 

04/08/2006 

07/25/2005 

08/05/2005 

02/05/2006 

05/15/2006 

04/17/2006 

02/28/2006 

08/25/2005 

04/16/2005 

03/01/2006 

12/12/2005 

01/02/2006 



53. What probationary or ordained members have received appointments in other 
Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retaining their 
membership in this Annual Conference (fflI331.8, 346.1)? (List alphabetically; 
indicate annual conference where appointed. Indicate credential.) 

Name Conference Date 

Erin Angela Martin (FE) Oregon-Idaho 07/01/2006 

Jay W. Bissett (PE) Western North Carolina 07/01/2006 

Albert Eugene Goldfinch, Jr. (FE) Western North Carolina 07/01/2004 
Sidney Gene Hadden (FE) Kentucky 07/01/2005 

Robert Lewis Huckaby, Jr. (FD) Tennessee 07/01/2001 

Carolyn Kyle Sims (FE) Western North Carolina 07/01/2003 

54. Who are the probationary or ordained ministers on leave of absence and for what 
number of years consecutively has each held this relation (fl352)? (If Probationary 
Members or Associate Member, so indicate. Record Charge Conference where 
membership is held.) 

a) Voluntary? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yrs) 
Name 
Carl Hammett King (FE) 

Michael W Leburg (FE) 

Ellen Hope Metcalf (FE) 

Richard Henry Parker(FE) 



Number of Years 
07/01/2006 

07/01/2006 

07/01/2002 

10/01/2003 



Charge Conference 

Washington St. UMC/SC 

GR: Covenant UMC 



Maryellen Phelan Switzer (FE) 07/01/2004 
Dena McFarland White (FE) 07/01/2004 

Heather Herrin Wong (PE) 07/01/2006 



DU: Epworth UMC 
NB: Snead's Ferry UMC 
RA: Knightdale UMC 
RO: Norman UMC 
RA: Fairmont UMC 



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b) Involuntary? (v 2/3) None 

c) Who have been placed on leave of absence since the last session of the Annual 
Conference (ad interim) 



d) (1) Voluntary? (v): 

Name Effective Date 

Richard C. Jackson (FE) 11/01/2005 

Amanda Riley Smith (PD) 08/29/2005 

E. Douglas Stanfield (FE) 10/01/2005 



Charge Conference 
FA: John Wesley UMC 
Pleasant Green UMC 
Ramona UMC/CA 



(2) Involuntary? (v2/3) 



None 



e) Who on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since the last session of 
annual conference (ad interim)?: 



Name 

Martha Kirk Edgerton (FE) 

Richard C. Jackson (FE) 

James Olen Murphy, Jr. (FE) 

Amanda Riley Smith (PD) 

E. Douglas Stanfield (FE) 



Effective Date 
07/01/2006 

01/01/2006 

07/01/2006 

1 2/1 5/2005 (Withdrew probationary membership) 

07/01/2006 



55. Who have been granted family leave, and for what number of years consecutively 
has each held this relation (H355)? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yrs) 
a) At this session of the Annual Conference (include names of persons listed in 

Q.55b, if their leaves are continuing)? 
Name Effective Date 

Donna Fowler-Marchant (FE) 07/01/2006 

Suzanna Ross Helms (v.2/3) (FE) 07/01/1996 

Joy Reed MacVane (FE) 07/01/2005 

Patricia V. Stewart (FD) 07/01/2005 



Charge Conference 
Haymount UMC 

RA: Jenkins Memorial UMC 

Aldersgate UMC 

GO: Centenary UMC 



b) Since the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 
Name Effective Date 

Deborah J. Grossberg (PE) 12/01/2005 



c) Who have had their family leave terminated since the last session of the 
Annual Conference (ad interim)? 
Name Effective Date 

Deborah J. Grossberg (PE) 07/01/2006 



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56. Who are granted sabbatical leave (fl352)? (Give date when this relation became 
effective; if Associate Member, so indicate.) None 

57. What actions have been taken concerning disabled members (fl358)? (Indicate 
credential.) 

a) Who were granted incapacity leave since the last annual conference session 
(H358.2)? (Give effective date) 
Name Effective Date 



Wllie Herbert Frizzelle (AM) 
John Clifton Lupton, Jr. (FL) 



09/01/2005 
01/24/2006 



b) Who have had their incapacity leave terminated since the last conference 
session (H358. 3)? (Give effective dates of terminations) 

Name Effective Date 

Sidney Gene Hadden (FE) 07/01/2005 

John Sidney Paschal (Retired) 07/01/2006 

Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. (FE) 07/01/2006 

c) Who are granted incapacity leave at this session (fl358.1)? (v) 



NAME 

Wilson Edward Barber (FE) 



EFFECTIVE DATE CHARGE CONFERENCE 
07/01/1994 SwansboroUMC 



John Marshall Crowe (FE) 07/01/2003 

FayeWestEthridge(PD) 09/01/2004 

Tommy Lewis Evans (FE) 07/01/2004 

DorisTFox(FE) 07/01/2004 

Willie Heber Frizzelle (AM) 09/01 /2005 

Victor Louis Galipi (FE) 03/01/2002 
Sherwood Auburn Godwin (FE)01/01/1999 

Larry Stephen Grady (OF) 03/01 /2004 

Susan Harsh-Cafferty (FE) 07/01/2002 

Carol Dell Hayes (FD) 01/01/2001 
Lawrence Clayton Higgins (FE)02/01/2005 

Bobby Lee Jordan (AM) 07/01/2001 

John Clifton Lupton, Jr. (FL) 01/24/2006 



GO: St. Luke UMC 

Battleboro UMC 

BU: Lebanon 

RO: Galilee UMC 

Hoke Charge 

Wl: Dublin Charge 

Sharon UMC 

Wl: Bethel-Lebanon 

Goldston UMC 

DU: Resurrection UMC 

Faith UMC 

RO: St. Paul UMC 

Atlantic UMC 



Charles Maynard Litzenberger 
David Ophanalia Malloy (FE) 
Hector Manuel Millan (FE) 
Lon William Miller (FE) 
John Edward Morrison (FE) 
Clinton William Spence (FE) 
Michael Lawrence Tart(FL) 
Ronda Lee Torres (FD) 



(FE) 07/01/2004 Chapel Hill: University UMC 

07/01/2006 Jerusalem UMC: Laurinburg 

07/01/2004 RA:Avent Ferry UMC 

02/01/2002 Concord UMC 

07/01 /2005 Roanoke Rapids: Smith UMC 

09/01/2000 DU: Calvary UMC 

05/01/1996 RM" Trinity Parish 

12/01/2001 PinehurstUMC 



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William Rickman Pinner (FE) 09/01/2000 RA: Fuquay-Varina UMC 

John Albert Trotter (FE) 10/01/1999 Orange UMC 

Clarence Arthur Wall (FE) 03/01/2003 Fuquay-Varina UMC 

Debra Starling Watson (FE) 11/01/2001 South MillsUMC 

La Verne Blue Womack, Jr. (FE) 07/01 /1 997 Laurinburg: FUMC 

58. What deacons have been granted transitional leavefl|357)? (v) 

Name Effective Date 

Linda Susan Logston 05/16/2006 

59. What members in full connection have been retired (11359): (List alphabetically 
giving full name — first, middle, last — in that order. If retiring in the interim between 
conference sessions (11359. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 
H359.1, no vote required; underfl359.2, v; under H359.3, v 2/3) 

Deacons 

a) This Year? 

Nancy Ann Pugh, 453 Park Lake Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117, 334-244-2468 

b) Previously? 

Mary Lowery Peacock(Burlington District) 
Richard Jerome Williams (Goldsboro District) 

Elders 

a) This Year? 
Ad Interim: 

HARRY PHILIP BARRINEAU, 12761 Blues Farm Road, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352, 910-277-7558 

GILBERT WARD BEESON, JR., 6001 Poland Court, Fayetteville, NC 28314, 910-868-9263 

RICHARD LEWIS COX, 842 Inglenook Road, Durham, NC 27707, 91 9-473-2305 

MICHAEL FRANCIS GAST, 10644 Edmundsen Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27614, 919-327-5160 

MELVIN ELTON HENDRICKS, 234 Kinlaw Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311 , 91 0-488-0793 

RALPH MC COY HILL, 100 Bryant Place, Smithfield, NC , 27577, 919-989-4951 

WILLIAM KENNETH MITCHELL, JR., 195 Healing Acres Lane, Carthage, NC, 28327, 

919-718-5187 

JOHN SIDNEY PASCHAL, 4720 Dunbar Drive SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468, 910-579-3498 

NEIL EVANS SMITH, 5301 Camden Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306, 91 0-425-1 551 (Ad Interim, 
effective 03/01/2006) 

EDWIN DOUGLAS STANFIELD, 15373Avenida Rorras, San Diego,CA92128, 858-385-9404 

WILLIAM VINSTON TAYLOR, 1 28 Rankin Lake Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338 

WILLIAM F. WILLIAMS, 81 1 Magnolia Drive, Aberdeen, NC 2831 5, 91 0-944-7505 

DENNY CLAUDE WISE, 2464 Pepperstone Drive, Graham, NC 27253, 91 9-939-6261 

b) Previously? 

BU Gayle T. Alexander; Joseph C. Alexander; Susan Lutz Allred; James A. 



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Auman; Rene Orville Bideaux; Rex E. Brooks; Philip Sherman Brown; James 
L. Bryan; Nathan H. Byrd; William R. Crowder; Lewis H. Dodson; Robert K. 
Eldredge; Ronald Earl Gardner; Otto Hardt; John E. Harwood, Jr.; James Lee 
Hobbs; H.H. Hodgin; J. Donald Johnson; Jerry J. Juren; Joe D. Lister; G. 
Robert McKenzie, Jr.; Floyd Ransom Morrow; Robert E. Lee Moser; Mary 
Peacock; G. Paul Phillips III, Tommy G. Privette; R. Dennis Ricks; Guy V. 
Soule, Jr.; Richard Arnold Stanley, Jr.; E. Russell Stott; Herman Nathan Ward, 
Jr.; H. Langill Watson; Christian White; Carson O. Wggins, Sr.; Denny C. 
Wise; William L. Wolfe 

DU P. Wesley Aitken; Walton N. Bass; John R. Blue; Edward F. Bogie; Billy McCoy 
Carden; Daniel R. Chandler; Albert Fleet Fisher; Everett Joseph France; Johanna 
H. Hancock; Michael B. Hobbs; Thomas Given Holtsclaw; Bess Gibbs Hunnings; 
Geraldine D. Ingram; Wlliam M. Jeffries; George W Johnson; Vassar W Jones; F. 
Belton Joyner, Jr.; Wallace H. Kirby; Charles H. Lancaster; Brooks B. Little; Thomas 
Edgar Loftis; Charles H. Mercer; Joyce Darnell Odom; Robert T. Osborn; Charles 
E. Owens; Harvey Worth Pearce; Benjamin F. Potter, Jr.; Julie Forringer Purcell; 
John E. Reed; Benjamin Charles Rouse; Wlliam Devine Sabiston III; David E.C. 
Steinmetz; Stuart Ralph Tucker; Robert L. Wallace; Kelly J. Wilson, Jr.; Wlliam J 
Witt, Jr.; Eldon G. Woodcock 

EC Corbin Lee Cherry; Francis Connor Bradshaw; W Thomas Clarke; Wlliam 
Earle Clements; Jan J. Dickens; Edwin L. Earnhardt; Ralph I. Epps; Charles H. 
Hutchinson; Edgar E. Whitley 

FA H. A. Bizzell, Jr.; George F. Blanchard, Sr.; George P. Chandler; Franklin Delano 
Daniels; Allen C. Edens, Jr.; Thomas D. Hoogerland; J. O. Jernigan; Thomas 
Garland Knott; Henry Westbrook Lee; Lawrence Lugar; John M. Mackey; Benjamin 
Ray Melvin; Carrie Whitehurst Parrish; T. Arnold Pope; Robert M. Poulk; William R. 
Rudd; J. Thomas Smith; Charles E. Sparks; Bobby Powell Tyson, Sr.; Walter P. 
Weaver; Samuel J. Womack 

GO John C. Andrews; Lynwood Clayton Boyette; Hobart W Burnside; C. McGee 
Creech; Charles M. Hackett; H. L. Harrell; Jean L. Hood; Linwood Sutton Jones; 
Grady L. Kinley; F. D. Lamneck; E. G. Purcell, Jr.; John M. Roberts; Bobby E, Smith; 
Nevin Snyder; Wlliam Carl Spencer; Aaron G Tyson; James A. Wlliams; P. C. 
Yelverton 

GR Randall Baker; Robert G. Harris, Jr.; George Allen Jones; James H. Miller, Jr.; 
J. B. Parvin; Daniel P. Powers; Paul B. Scott, Jr.; Caswell Eure Shaw; Wayne E. 
Thomas; James H. Warren; John Eldred Williams; Gladys R. Wlliford; Claude 
Thomas Wilson 

NB Edward P. Armstrong; Ellis J. Bedsworth; Paul C. Browning; Charles V. Bryant; 
Clingman C. Capps; Clyde B. Cheezem; Julian B. Helms, Jr.; Rudolph H. Hodge; 
Horace L. McLaurin; James Ralph Oliver; Joseph C. Parker; Harold Thurman 
Pickett; Charles Luther Pollock; Ernest R. Porter; Wlliam W Sherman, Jr.; Robert 
S. Shields; Charles C. Smith; Wilbur C. Teachey; Pearl G. West 

RA Robert L. Baldridge; Berry O. Barbour; Troy J. Barrett; Jack Monroe Benfield; 
Joseph K. Bostick; Kermit L. Braswell; Samuel H. Brown; Douglas L. Byrd; Hugh 
Harris Cameron; W Eric Carson; Harold M. Chrismon, Sr.; John H. Crum; David 
E. Daniel; Barney L. Davidson; Murry L. DeHart, Jr.; Clyde H. Dunn; Edward 
Cornwall Elliott; F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr.; K. E. Frazier; J. Conrad Glass, Jr.; R. 
Keith Glover; Jack Legrand Hunter; Wilbur I. Jackson; Eddie Jo Jarrett; Glenda 
N. Johnson; Henry N. Lovelace; Tracy A. Maness; Glenn Eldridge Mason; W. N. 
McDonald; Robert Fullerton McKee; George C. Megill; Eric O. Murray; Donald 



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Charles Nagel; Argel Payne; James Donald Phillips; Reginald Wallace 
Ponder; F. R. Randolph; J. Earl Richardson; J. P. Rickards; Robin R. Scroggs; 
K. B. Sexton; William G. Sharpe IV; Jerry T. Smith; Sidney Earl Stafford; Rufus 
H. Stark II; James L. Summey; Bruce Davis Taylor; Leo Clifford Thompson; 
Neil H. Thompson; C. Clyde Tucker, Jr.; Vernon Cephas Tyson; James M. 
Waggoner; H. Robert Warren; James I. Warren, Sr.; John H. White; Arthur John 
Wilson III 

RO Harry Philip Barrineau; J. Peter Belec; James C. P. Brown; Paul G. Bunn; John 
Gibson Cottingham; Simeon E Cummings; Wlliam E. Cummings; Tommy M. 
Faggart; Robert S. Gibson; Michael Byron Hobbs; Harold F. Leatherman; Bill 
James Locklear; Leonard Mayo; Clyde G McCarver; Robert L. Mangum; Robert F 
Moore; Miles Murphy, Jr.; Roger David Paxton; Robert Henderson Ray; Robert J. 
Rudd; Richard C. Sharpe; James M. Short; James Allen Starnes; James C. Stokes; 
Jr.; Amos H. Stone; James F Thompson, Jr.; Wlliam M. Wells, Jr. 
RM John K. Bergland; Lester C. Bissette; Jesse V Bone; Daniel D. Bowman; 
John Martin Bowman; H. Charles Davis; Daniel Thomas Earnhardt; G Lloyd Edge; 
J. Sidney Epperson; Aydlett J. Eure, Jr.; Donald Lee Harris; R. Harry Jordan; Milton 
T. Mann; Carlton P. McKita; Robert W Morgan; J. Edward Morrison; Brooks Patten; 
James Lewis Reavis, Jr.; Luis Felipe Reinoso; H. M. Wilkinson 
SA Lovell R. Aills; Morris L. Barber; Kenneth E. Beane; Bobby C. Black; Robert F. 
Bundy; Angus M. Cameron; Thomas A. Danek; Ronald Edward Dietrich; Joseph 
Wayne Forbes; Leon Delanoa Fowler; Clarence Garner; Charles Franklin Grill; 
James W. Hamilton; C. S. Hubbard; Jack M. Hunter; Frank I. Lloyd; Travis W 
Owen; Robert Bruce Pate; F. Gerald Peterson; Julian W Scott; Ben H. Wlson III 
W James H. Bailey; H. Fred Davis; Ralph L. Fleming, Jr.; John W Hobbs; John 
Mark Kasper; Ecwood Colon Lancaster; Rayford H. Methvin; Peleg Dameron Midgett 
III; Alvin J. Morris; Ben F. Musser; John Kern Ormond, Jr.; John S. Pearsall; Luther 
M. Peele, Jr.; Jeanne Louise Ray; Robert Eugene Raatz;George C. Smith; John L. 
Stokes III; Roger E. Thompson; Marvin Eugene Tyson; Lynn T. Wall 



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60. What associate members have been retired (1J359): (List alphabetically giving 
full name — first, middle, last — in that order. If retiring in the interim between 
conference sessions fl|359.2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) 
(Under1|359.1 , no vote required; underp59.2, v; under1J359.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? 

Walter Sherman Guthrie, 104 Trawick Drive, LaGrange, NC 28551, 
Leroy Worth, Sr., 1408 Swallow Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, 919-851-6315 



b) PREVIOUSLY? 

John Martin Bowman 

Warren Sylvester Cash 

Jimmy Floyd Cummings 

Donnie Gray Davis, Sr. 

Daniel Mercer Forbes 

Linwood Sutton Jones 

Russell Ray Knowles 

Maurice Lew Lancaster 

John Rodney Lane, Jr. 

Richard Farmer Lewis 

Wallace Bradford Lewis 

Gerald Rudolph Massey 

James Harold McLean 

Billie Fallon Melvin, Jr. 

John Gilbert Olive (E) 

Robert Eugene Rattz 

Lloyd Graham Royal, Sr. 



2001 
2005 
2002 
1998 
1995 
2001 
1991 
1996 
1998 
2004 
1999 
1997 
2003 
2003 
1993 
1996 
2000 



61. What probationary members have been retired (11359): (Indicate credential). If 
retiring in the interim between conference sessions (11359. 2d), indicate the 
effective date of retirement.) (Under 1J359.1 , no vote required; under 1J359. 2, v; 
under H359.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? 
Johanna Hudgin Hancock (PE), 
225 Roy Pearce Road, Timberlake, NC 27583 

b) Previously? 
Paul Cecil Millwood (PE) 

62. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (11320. 5): 
a) This year? 

Donald Wayne Barclay, Jr., 806 Oyster Shell Drive, Sunset Beach, NC 28468, 910-575-4656 

Danne Brinkley Catlett, 105 Dudley Place, Washington, NC 27889, 252-975-2671 
Joann Hanger Turner, 115 Quail Croft Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, 919-759-2512 



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b) Previously? 

Robert Blair Craig 2003 

Donald Martin Dawkins 2003 (PL) 

Jefferson Woodrow Davis 1984 

Margaret Cotton Harriss Foote 2005 

Riley Tex Hamilton 1995 

Robert Houston Hargrove 1997 

Charles John Hause 1991 

Herbert Franklin Home 1990 

Doris Jean Johnson 1995 

Richard R. Leonhard 1996 

Dean Healy Morton 2004 

Jeanne Louise Ray 2001 

Faye Baines Rouse 2005 

Dorothy Louise Rudd 2004 

63. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: 
The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question 
numbers in this report form where ministers in that category are listed. The number 
reported below should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding 
questions.) 

a) Elected as Associate Members? (27) 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? (28a, b, 29a, b, c) 23 

c) Elected as Deacons in Full Connection? (33a) 3 

d) Elected as Elders in Full Connection? (33b) 13 

e) Readmitted? (38, 39a, b) 

f) Retired made effective? (40a, b, c) 

g) Transferred in? (32a, 41, 42) 5 
h) Transferred out? (45) 1 
i) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (46) 1 
j) Honorably located this year? (47a1) 1 
k) Administratively located? (47b1) 
I) Withdrawn? (50a, b, c) 3 
m) Termination of orders? (50d) 1 
n) Terminated by trial? (50e) 
n) Deceased (52a, b, c) 16 

64. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 646 

b) Local churches? 811 

65. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference: 
a) By appointment category and conference relationship? 

NOTES: 

(1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding to 
each category have been placed in parenthesis following the category title. 
Where these question numbers appear, the number reported in that category 
should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding question. 

(2) For the three categories of Appointments Beyond the Local Church, please 
report as follows: 



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11335. 1a, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United Methodist 
connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to an 
ecumenical agency. 

11335. 1b, c): the number of clergy members appointed to extension ministries, 
under endorsement by the Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries of the 
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 

1J335.1d): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid ministries, 
confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference. 
See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of these 
appointment categories.) 



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DEACONS ELDERS Assoc. Mbrs/ Full Part 

in Full in Full Probationary Affiliate Time Time 

Categories Connection Connection Members Mbrs LPs LPs 

Pastors/Other Ministries 

Within Local Church 

(Including DSs) 

(HlJ322.1c, 330) 25 464 53 52 51 89 

Appointments to 

Extension Ministries 

(HH322. 1a, b) 

(86) X XX X XX 

Appointments to 

Extension Ministries 

(355.1a,c) 

(87a) 10 28 4 X X 2 

Appointments to 

Extension Ministries 

(H335.1b, c) 

(87b) X XX X XX 

Appointments to 

Attend School 

(88) X 12 X XX 

Appointed to Other 

Annual Conferences 

(53) 1 5 1 X XX 

On Leave of Absence 

Suspended 

(51,54a, b) X 7 1 1 XX 

On Family Leave 

(55a) 1 3 X X XX 

On Sabbatical Leave 

(56) X XX X XX 

On Incapacity Leave 

(57c) 2 18 1 2 (2) X 

Retired 

(58,59,60) 3 298 1 16 (10) X 

Total Number, 

Clergy Members 42 824 63 71 63 91 

Grand Total, 

All Conference Clergy Members 1154 



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b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: see the instruction for item 64 for guidelines 
to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



Categories 

Female 



DEACONS ELDERS Assoc. Mbrs/ Full Part 

In Full in Full Probationary Affiliate Mbrs Time Time 

Connection Connection Members with Vote LPs LPs 



26 



108 



28 



30 



25 



29 



Male 



16 



716 



35 



41 



38 



62 



Total Number, 














Clergy Members 


42 


824 


63 


71 


63 


91 


Grand Total, 














All Conference 














Clergy Members 






1154 








Asian 





18 


1 





1 





Afr. Amer. 


3 


22 


3 


3 


1 


4 


Hispanic 


2 


3 











2 


Native Amer. 


1 


12 


2 


3 


1 


10 


Pacific Isl. 





2 















White 



36 



767 



59 



65 



60 



75 



Total No., 
Clergy 

Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 



42 



824 



63 



1154 



71 



63 



91 



The totals entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the 
bottom two lines of Q.64a). 

66. Who are the candidates in process for certification in specialized ministry? 

None 

67. Who are being certified in specialized ministry this year? 
Report of Professional Educators 

MINISTERS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Lamb, Kimberly Strong Program Director, Raleigh: St. Mark's 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Min. Chr. Ed., DU: Oxford 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Conference Dir. , Children & Youth 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Biddle, MargaretAnne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol) Incapacity Leave 

Huckaby, Jr., Robert Lewis Evangelism Staff, Brentwood UMC, Nashville, TN 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Dir. CE/Music/Youth, Maxton: Prospect 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) GBOD, Nashville, TN 

Pugh, Nancy Director of Adult Ministries, First UMC, Cary 

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Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise) Asst. to Chaplain, MRH 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) Min. of Prog., Smithfield: Centenary 

ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Irvine, Janet Thornton Director of Ed Min., Durham: Resurrection 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II (Steve) Deacon of Music/Older Adults, Greenville: St. James 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Dir. of Cong. Development, VA Conf. 

Other Certifications: Health Services Jannette Jacobs Riordan Singley, BU Dist. 

Report of Professional Church Musicians 
MINSTERS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Argo, David Anthony (Tony) Min. of Music, Fayetteville: Hay mount 

DIRECTORS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Crissman, Marjorie S. (Marjorie) Dir. of Music, Wilmington: Seaside 

Heinze, David Position unknown Kennett Square, PA 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) DCE/Music/Youth, Maxton: Prospect 

Moore, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Dir. of Music, NB: Shady Grove 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Min. of Music, Raleigh: Edenton St. 

ASSOCIATES IN MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish) Dir. Music Min., Cary: First 

68. Who are transferred in as a certified person in specialized ministry? 
Priscilla A. Morello - 08/15/2003 

69. Who are transferred out as a certified person in specialized ministry? None 

70. Who have been removed as a certified person in specialized ministry? None 



PART IV: DIACONAL MINISTERS 

71. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (fl2626. 4)? 

Susan Parker; Anna Gail Workman; Margaret Anne Biddle; Alternates: Betty Ann 
Buckley; Janet G. Thornton-Irvine 

72. Who are the candidates for diaconal ministry (^304-305) None 

73. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (fl307)? (v) (List 
alphabetically): 

None 

74. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (fl313.3c)? (v) None 

75. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (fl312)? 
Priscilla A. Morello - 08/15/2003 

76. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (fl312)? None 

77. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by 
Annual Conference action (pi 3.3)? (Under ^31 3.2a, no vote; under pi 3.2b, v 2/3 

None 

78. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: None 

79. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence under (fl313.1a, c, d) 
(disability, study /sabbatical, or personal leave): (v) 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of 
each): None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons 

listed in Question 73a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): 
Alice Arledge (5th yr) 

80. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (fl313.1e) 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of 



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each): None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed 
in Question 79a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): 

None 

81. Who have returned to active status: None 
a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (fl313.1a, c, d)? 

None 
b) From extended leave (P13.1e)? (v) None 

82. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal 
ministers (P13.2): (Under P13.2b, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? 

Bernice Balance, Laura Sextion Davenport, Robert H. Garrison, Jr., Marilyn 
Johnson, Irene F. Gattis, Tacoma O'Connor, Leslie C. Womack, Susan M. 
Parker 



83. 



PART VAPPOINTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS 

Who are approved for less than full-time service? 



a) What associate members, elders and probationary members (1992) are 
approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what is the total number 
of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and for what fraction 
of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is approval granted (for purposes 
of equitable compensation claim and pension credit) ffl!338.2, 342.2, 1506.4b)? 
(v%): 



Julia Ellen Alliger %time 

Suzanne Crutchfield Cobb Vi time 

Martha K. Edgerton Vi time 

Kellie Gallagher-Smith Vi time 

C. Glenn Hancock % time 
Cathy McCabe Hoyle 14 time 

Esther Chung-Kim (NJ Conf) VUime 

Erin Angela Martin % time 

Gail Ingram Myers 1 /2 time 

Jeremy E. Mitchell Vi time 

Joseph Andrew Motley % time 

James Olen Murphy, Jr. Vi time 

J. Crispin Noble II Vi time 

Roger Lee Owens Vi time 
Randall Wayne Partin (NM Conf)% time 
Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. %time 
Alice Quarles Jones (SC Conf) % time 

Marilyn K. Shipman %time 

Mary Anne (Molly) Shivers 1 /4time 

Mark Dee Stephens Vi time 

Ginger Ann Thomas Vi time 

Norma Walters Vi time 

Luise Katherine Weinrich % time 

Terry M. Wlliams % time 

Carolyn Cummings Woriax %time 



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b) What deacons in full connection and probationary deacons are approved 
for less than full-time service(T|331 .1)1 

Patricia H. Archer 1 / 2 time 07/01/2006 

Jo Elaine Harris VUime 07/01/2005 

Robert Julian Irvine VUime 07/01/2006 

84. Who have been appointed as interim pastors under the provisions of fl338. 3 
since the last session of the Annual Conference, and for what period of time? 
(BU) James L. Bryan (RE), was appointed as interim supply at Phillips Chapel 
(DU) Wlliams Jeffries (RE) was appointed as interim pastor at Henderson: City 
Road (2341) following Kevin Poorman, a supply pastor who left 12/05. 

(EC) Mary Stevens (SY) was appointed as interim pastor at Perkins (3281) replacing 

Guy L'Hoste (SY) who was discontinued, effective 1/1/06. 

Sadat Mendez (SY) was appointed as interim pastor at Center Hill (3421), effective 

10/1/05. 

(RM) John K. Bergland (RE) was appointed as interim pastor at Jerusalem-Warren 

Plains Charge (10470), effective 1/1/06-6/30/06. He replaced Betty Wilis (FL) who 

was discontinued 11/6/05. 

(SA) Wlliam M. Cashion, Jr. was appointed interim supply at Cool Springs (11501) 

replacing Michael H. Smith who was appointed to Cumnock (11551), effective 10/2/ 

05-6/30/06. 

Molly Ann Tyson was appointed as interim supply at Center (11101) replacing 

Vernon Tyson who was appointed to Southern Pines (11411, 

effective 9/1/05-6/30/06. 

Vernon C. Tyson was appointed as interim supply at Southern Pines (11411) 

replacing Mark Wethington, effective 9/1/05-6/30/06. 

85. What changes have been made in appointments since the last Annual 
Conference session? (Attach list. Include Appointments Beyond the Local 
Church and Appointments to Extension Ministries. Give effective dates of all 
changes.) 

(DU) Amanda Riley Smith (PD) was terminated at Durham: Aldersgate, effective 12/ 

15/05. (She maintains her Certified Candidacy with Durham District) 

Robbie Biddix (FL) was employed as a Health and Science Specialist with the VA 

Hospital in Durham as an extension minister, 12/7/05. 

(EC)Deborah Grossberg (PE) left Manns Harbor (3190) to take Family Leave, 

effective 12/1/05. 

Betty G. Frances (FL) was appointed to Manns Harbor 3190), effective 12/1/05. 

(FA) Willie Frizzelle (AM), left Raeford: Hoke Charge (4410) to take Incapacity Leave, 

effective, 9/1/05. 

Richard Jackson (FE) retired as an Army Chaplain (Ext. Min.) effective 11/1/05 and 

took Leave of Absence. He was appointed to the Raeford: Hoke Charge (4410), 

effective 1/1/06. 

(GO) Anita K. Meyer (PD) was the Goldsboro District Director of Christian Education 

until 8/31/05. She left that position and became the Director of Sunday School for 

Daniels Memorial Church, effective 9/1/05. 

(GR) Joyce C. Day (PD) was appointed to Greenville: St. James as Minister of Adult 

Discipleship, effective 8/15/05. 

Linda Logston (FD) resigned her position at Greenville: Jarvis Memorial, effective 

2/16/06 and was granted Transitional Leave under Par. 357. 



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(NB) When Core Creek and Turtle's Grove Charge split to become two single 

stations, Diane LeBlanc remained pastor at Core Creek full time. Charles C. Smith 

(RE) was appointed part-time pastor at Turtle's Grove, effective 1/1/06. 

Randy Field (FL) at Reelsboro (7531) discontinued, effective 12/31/05. 

Charles Pollock (RE) was appointed part-time pastor at Reelsboro (7531), effective 

1/1/06. 

Hal Harbin (FE) took Personal Leave from his appointment at New Bern: Faith 

(7291 , effective 2/28/06. 

Brad Williams (OE) was appointed pastor at New Bern: Faith (7291), effective 

4/1/06. 

John C. Lupton, Jr. (FL) took Incapacity Leave from Cherry Point (7141), effective 

4/1/06. 

Hal Harbin, (FE) is supplying at Cherry Point (7141), effective 4/1/06 - 7/1/06. 

(RA) Tae Sung Kang (FE) moved from Raleigh: Agape Korean (8721) to transfer to 

the New England Conference, effective 7/1/05. 

Kwan Seok Kim (OE) appointed (11346. 1 from Korean Methodist Church) to Agape 

(8721), effective 7/1/05. 

Alice Kirkman Kunka (FD) moved from her appointment as Co-Coordinator, 

Conference Hispanic Ministries to Sunrise (8641), Deacon, effective 8/21/05. 

Joan M. Purcell moved from Leave of Absence to be appointed as Director of Prison 

MATCH of NC, Inc. (1J344.1), effective 9/1/05. 

Steven Michael Edwards (FE) moved from his appointment at Raleigh: Highland 

(8381), Associate to Leave of Absence, effective 10/13/05. 

Randolph Lee Barnes III (OP) moved from his appointment at Rocky Mount First 

(10291) to Apex (8011), effective 1/1/06. 

Richard L. Bryant (PE) moved from his appointment at Raleigh: Asbury (8311), 

Associate to become a missionary to Russia and Eurasia through the General 

Board of Global Ministries, effective 2/1/06. 

(SA) Michael H. Smith was appointed as part-time local at Cumnock (11551) 

replacing Jack M. Hunter who had been serving as a retired elder, effective 

10/1/05. 

(Wl) Michael Keith Brown (FL) was discontinued at Tabor City: St. Paul (122231), 

effective 3/31/06. 

86. What Deacons in Full Connection are appointed beyond the local church for the 
ensuing year ( 322.1a, b)? (Attach a list. Include: Deacons in full connection and 
probationary.) 

See Appointment List (page 185 - 207) 

87. Who are appointed to extension ministries for the ensuing year? (Attach a list. 
Include: Elders and Probationary Members.) 

a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (11335. 1a, c)? 

b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (11335. 1b, c)? 
See Appointment List 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of 1J335.1d? (v 2/3) 



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Barrineau, H. Phillip (RO) -Counselor - First Health Carolinas, Laurinburg; 
Laurinburg First CC 

Beeson, Jr., Gilbert W. (FA) - Director, Fayetteville Family Life Center, Fayetteville, 
N.C., Campground UMC CC 

Burrus, Carolyn H. (DU) - Duke Hospice, Duke Health Comm. Care, Durham 
Parkwood CC 

Byers, Leonard C. II (BU) - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland 
Regional Medical Center, Shelby; BU: St. Luke's CC 

Campbell, Dennis M. (DU) - Headmaster, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry 
Forest, VA; Durham: Trinity CC 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy (BU) - Chaplain, Dept. of Spiritual Care/Anne Arundel 
Medical Center, Hawaii; Sneads Ferry: First CC 

Cox, Richard Lewis (DU) - Director, Community Bereavement Services, Triangle 
Hospice; Durham: Epworth CC 

Fogleman, Leland Jan (DU) - Staff Psychologist, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, 
Raleigh; Raleigh: Saint James CC 

Glaze, Coleman Lane (BU) - Campus Minister, Clemson University; Burlington: 
Front Street CC 

Hicks, Phyllis Kay (BU) - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of 
Durham/Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 

Lynge, Audrey C. Holmes (RO) - Counselor, Centerpoint Human Services, 
Thomasville; Lumberton: Regan CC 

Hudson, Pamela Jo (RM) - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc., Pinehurst; Roanoke 
Rapids: Rosemary CC 

Johnson, C. Reginald (GR) - Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological 
Seminary, Wilmore, KY; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 

Kasper, John Mark (Wl) - Counselor, Hemingway Counseling Svc, Wilmington; 
Ocean View CC 

Laytham, David Brent (BU) -Assistant Professor of Theology, North Park 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; BU: Orange CC 

Mann, Barbara Price (RA) - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling; 
Cary: First CC 

Marsicano, Leslie M. (DU) - Asst. Dean-Students, Davidson College; Durham 
Epworth CC 

Martin III, Sam Francis (RA) - Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Eastern 
North Carolina Area; Greenville: Covenant CC 

McQuade, J. Stanley (RA) - Chaplain to Methodist Students, Campbell University; 
Raleigh: St. James CC 

Merchant, Michele R. (RA) - Protestant Chaplain, St. John's Regional Medical 
Center, San Francisco, CA; Soapstone CC 

Morgan, Deborah Ann (DU) -Senior Clinical Chaplain, Duke University Health 
System, Durham; Durham: Resurrection CC 

Pace, James H. (BU) - Professor, Elon College; Burlington: Front Street CC 

Pasquarello, Michael (DU) - Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Asbury Theological 
Seminary, Wilmore, KY; DU: Bethany CC 



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Vieregg, Carla Scanlan (FA) - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, CO; 
Fayetteville:Haymount CC 

Walker-Jones, Kelli (RA) - Associate Director, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence 
Project, Triangle Pastoral Counseling 

Webb-Bowden, Julia (DU) - Director, NC Society of St. Andrew, Durham: 
Resurrection CC 

Willingham, Malcolm C. (RO) - Clinical Counselor/Chaplain, Harrington Clinic, 
Rockingham; RO: First CC 

88. Who are appointed to extension ministries for the ensuing year? (Attach a list. 
Include: elders, probationary members, associate members and local pastors.) 

a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (11344. 1a, c)? 

b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (11344. 1b, 
c)? 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of fl344.1d? (v 2/3) 

Burrus, Carolyn H. (DU) - Chaplain, Community Home Care & Hospice, Parkwood CC 

Byers, Leonard C. II (BU) - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland 
Regional Medical Center, Shelby; BU: St. Luke's CC 

Campbell, Dennis M. (DU) - Headmaster, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry 
Forest, VA; DU: Trinity CC 

Cheasty-Miller, Patrice (DU) - Director, The Lamb's Ministry, Durham, NC; Calvary 
CC 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy (NB) - Chaplain, Dept. of Spiritual Care/Anne Arundel Medical 
Center, Annapolis, MD; Sneads Ferry: First CC 

Cole, Lisa Brown (DU) - Director, Pastoral Services, Durham Regional Hospital; 
Duke Memorial CC 

Fogleman, Leland Jan (RA) - Clinical Psychologist, ACT Medical Group, Inc., 
Wilmington; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

Hicks, Phyllis Kay (BU) - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of 
Durham/Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 

Hudson, Pamela Jo (RM) - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc., Pinehurst; Roanoke 
Rapids: Rosemary CC 

Jones, Brenda (DU) - Chaplain, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC, Aldersgate 
UMCCC 

Laytham, David Brent (BU) -Associate Professor of Theology & Ethics, North Park 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; BU: Orange CC 

Lynge, Audrey Holmes (RO) - Counselor, Centerpoint Human Services, 
Thomasville; Lumberton: Regan CC 

Mann, Barbara Price (RA) - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling; Cary: 
First CC 

Marsicano, Leslie M. (DU) -Associate Director of Students & Director of Residence 
Life, Davidson College; Durham Epworth CC 

Martin III, Sam Francis (GO) - Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Eastern 
North Carolina Area; Greenville: Covenant CC 

McQuade, J. Stanley (RA) - Chaplain to Methodist Students, Campbell University; 
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Miller, Yuko Veda, (NB) - Evangelist, New Bern: Faith UMC 

Morgan, Deborah Ann (DU) -Senior Clinical Chaplain, Duke University Health 
System, Durham; Durham: Resurrection CC 

Pace, James H. (BU) - Professor of Religious Studies, Elon College; Burlington: 
Front Street CC 

Purcell, Joan (RA) - Director of MATCH Prison Ministry, Raleigh, NC, St. Francis 
UMCCC 

Shields, Michele R. (RA) - Manager of Pastoral Education, St. John's Regional 
Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; Soapstone CC 

Vieregg, Carla Scanlan (FA) - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, CO; Fayetteville: 
Haymount CC 

Walker-Jones, Kelli (RA) -Associate Director, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence 
Project, Triangle Pastoral Counseling; Highland UMC CC 

Walton, Brenda (DU) - Clinical Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital; CC 

Webb-Bowden, Julia (DU) - Director, NC Society of St. Andrew, Durham: 
Resurrection CC 

Watkins, Pamela Jane (DU) - Resident Chaplain, UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill; 
Durham: Calvary UMC 

Weinrich, Luise Katharine (RA) - Pastoral Counselor/Chaplain, Alamance Regional 
Medical Center, Edenton Street CC 

Willingham, Malcolm C. (RO) - Clinical Counselor/Chaplain, Care Resources, Inc., 
Rockingham; FUMC: Rockingham CC 

89. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (H310) [1992 
Discipline]? (Attach list) 

MINISTERS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Lamb, Kimberly Strong (Kim) Associate, Raleigh: North Raleigh 

Morris, Brigitte F. (Brigitte) ..Min. Christian Ed., Greenville: FUMC Washington 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) N.C. Conference Director, Children & Youth 

Ministries, Raleigh 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION -Certification Renewed 

Biddle, MargaretAnne (MargaretAnne) Child Care Consultant, N.C. Conference 

Hayes, Carol Dell Incapacity Leave 

Huckaby, Jr., Robert Lewis Administrative Pastor Brentwood UMC, Nashville, TN 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) ... Dir. CE/Music/Youth, Rockingham: Prospect UMC 

Norton, Mary Jane Pierce (Mary Jane) GBOD, Nashville, TN 

Torres, Ronda Lee (Ronda) Incapacity Leave 

Waters, Denise Conner (Denise) . . . Life Enrichment/Chaplaincy, Croasdaile Village 
Retirement Community, Durham, BU District 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Inactive 
Morello, Patricia (Patricia) 



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ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Thornton-Irvine, Janet (Janet)Pastor of Nurture & Discipleship, Durham: Resurrection 
Vaughn, II, Stephen W. (Steve) Deacon of Music/Older Adults, Greenville: St. James 
Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Assistant Council Director, Virginia Conference 
MINISTERS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Argo, David Anthony (Tony) Minister of Music, Fayetteville: Haymount 

DIRECTORS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) DCE/Music/Youth, Rockingham: Prospect 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Minister of Music, Raleigh: Edenton Street 

DIRECTORS OF MUSIC - Inactive 

Heinze, David (David) 

ASSOCIATES IN MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Stewart, Patricia V (Trish) Family Leave 

PROFESSIONAL CAMP & RETREAT MINISTRIES - Certification 
To Be Certified, 2006 

Judith Smith Stephens Coordinator, N.C. Camp & Retreat Ministries 

Wray Moore Stephens ... Executive Director of Camping, N.C. Camp & Retreat Ministries 
YOUTH MINISTRIES -Certification 

Peter Van Borkulo Youth Minister, Haymount UMC, Fayetteville, NC 

PROFESSIONALSPIRITUAL FORMATION MINISTRIES- Certification 
Joyce Christine Day Adult Discipleship, St. James UMC 

DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) North Carolina Child Care Consultant, 

Raleigh 

Heinze, David Position unknown, Kennett Square, PA 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) N.C. Conference Director, 

Children & Youth Ministries 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Asst. Council 

Director, Virginia Conference 
RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERS 
This year 
None 

Previously:Bernice Balance, Robert H. Garrison, Jr., Marilyn Johnson, Irene F. Gattis, 
Tacoma O'Connor, Susan M. Parker, Leslie C. Womack 

DECEASED DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Laura Sexton Davenport 
INACTIVE DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Arledge, Alice (Alice) 

DEACONS IN FULL CONNECTION 

Patricia H. Archer, D. Anthony Argo, Randolph Lee Barnes, III, Eilene Zaida Bisgrove, Betty 
Ann Buckley, Carol D. Hayes, Robert Lewis Huckaby, Jr., Janet T. Irvine, R. Julian Irvine, 
Harold D. Jacobs, Andrew J. Keck, Alice K. Kunka, Kimberly S. Lamb, Elaine A. Lilliston, 
Linda S. Logston, Patricia J. Lykins, Brigitte F. Morris, Mary Jane Pierce Norton, Cynthia D. 
Powell, Judith Smith Stephens, Patricia V Stewart, Ronda Lee Torres, Stephen W Vaughn, 
II, Denise C. Waters, William J. Weisser 



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FAMILY LEAVE 

Patricia V. Stewart (2 nd year) 

DEACONS IN FULL CONNECTION 
Ordained Full Deacons, 2006: 

Randolph Lee Barnes III, Eilene Zaida Bisgrove, Judith Smith Stephens 
Commissioned as Probationary Members 2005: 

Jo Elaine Harris, Joyce Beal Horn 
Commissioned as Probationary Members 2004: 

Eugene Joseph Cox, Susan Huguley Harrison, Anita Kimbrough 
Commissioned as Probationary Members 2003: 

Joyce Christine Day 
To be retired at the 2006 Session of the Annual Conference: 

Nancy Ann Pugh 
Previously retired: 

Mary Peacock, Richard J. Williams 

90. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as 

changes in pension credit (fl 1506.6), corrections or additions to matters reported 

in the "Business of the Annual Conference" form in previous years, and legal 

name changes of clergy members and diaconal ministers.) 

(EC) Sue Harris (PL) was married and her name changed to Sue Barnes Farlow, 

effective 4/30/06. 

(GO) Anita Kimbrough Meyer (PD) changed her name to Anita J. Kimbrough, 

effective 12/1/05. 

(RA) Michele Merchant (Ext. Ministry) was married and her name changed to 

Michele Merchant Shields, effective 9/29/05. 



91. Where shall the next Conference Session be held (1J603. 3)? 

Greenville, North Carolina 



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THE 2006-2007 APPOINTMENTS 

[2] Indicates number of churches on the charge. Number in right-hand column 
indicates the number of years clergy has been appointed to that charge. 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT - 58 Charges 

WILLIAM H. GATTIS, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT- 2 
3143 Brycewood Place, Burlington, NC 27215 

Bellemont Holt A. Clarke FE 2 

Bethel Jay D. Helms PE 1 

Bethel-Locust Hill [2] Philip S. Brown RE 6 

BURLINGTON: 

Davis Street L. Alan Sasser FE 1 

Associate Jeane M.S. Walker OP 2 

Emmanuel J. Neal Salter, Jr FE 3 

Faith Delores Anne Langley FE 1 

Front Street H. Sidney Huggins III FE 5 

Associate Robert W. Simpson FE 3 

FD Cynthia D. Powell 

Grace Warren S. Cash RA 1 

St. Paul's LeeR. Pittard III FE 3 

Burlington Circuit [2] Renee Burnette FE 5 

Carr BrendaA. Davis PL 4 

Carrboro David W Woodhouse FE 4 

Cedar Grove Grace R. Hackney FE 4 

Center John Varden OE 3 

CHAPEL HILL: 

Aldersgate Donnie L. Jones FE 4 

Amity Andrea R. Woodhouse FE 4 

Christ Steven W. McElroy FE 1 

Associate Donna M. Banks FL 1 

Orange D. Ray Warren, Jr FE 5 

University Ruth Harper Stevens FE 3 

Associate Suzanne E. Dornsmith FE 6 

Associate Justin K. Coleman OP 2 

Chestnut Ridge B. Elaine Swett PE 3 

Clover Garden Mary Anne L. Shivers FE 3 

Concord David L. King PL 2 

Efland Cynthia K. Lister FE 5 

Elon: First Terry L. Huffines FE 3 

OD Kristin D. Lassiter 

Eno Julia E. Alliger PE 3 

Evergreen Jeff Nash PE 2 

Associate Mary Frances McClure PL 1 

Fairview Jared Hanson FL 3 

Friendship JackW. Page, Jr FE 2 

GRAHAM: 

Cedar Cliff Jimmy Wooten SP 1 

First W Kenneth Hall, Sr FE 5 

Haw River Jeanne R. Neal FE 2 

Hebron Wlliam E. Holliday FE 7 



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Hightower [3] Joseph L. Jackson PL 1 

Hillsborough Alvin M. Home FE 3 

Leasburg Laura W. Stern PE 2 

Lebanon W. Ray Teague FL 4 

Mebane W. Kenneth Hall, Jr FE 4 

FD Janet G Thornton Irvine 

Milton [3] John P. Upton FE 7 

Mt. Hermon W. Joseph Wilburn FE 4 

New Hope-Purley [2] M. Park Hunter SP 1 

New Sharon Carl D. Belcher FE 18 

Orange Chapel Duane R. Partin FE 1 

Palmer's Grove J. Scott Finicum PL 3 

Phillips Chapel John R. Woodard, Jr. FE 1 

Prospect David R. Grissom FE 4 

Rock Creek James G. Folks PL 2 

Saint Luke's Tommy G. Privette RE 3 

Salem (Alamance) David W. Girod FE 2 

Saxapahaw Marc Rickabaugh SP 3 

Shady Grove Andrew Amodei PL 3 

Shiloh R. Richard Dawson FE 5 

Swepsonville Jerry D. Martin FE 3 

Union Grove Richard O. Greenway FE 9 

Walnut Grove StuartM. Milton FE 3 

Yanceyville G David Wilson ROF 7 



DURHAM DISTRICT - 62 Charges 

JUDI J. SMITH, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 
522 S. Duke Street, Durham NC 27701 

Allensville-Trinity [2] StewartA. Crank, Sr FE 6 

Bahama: Mt. Bethel Ronald J. Snider FE 13 

Banks Roger Arm istead FE 1 

Brookland-Brooksdale [2] Brent Livingood FL 3 

Butner: Community Karl Neuschaefer PE 6 

Cokesbury Barry Stallings FL 1 

Concord William A. Boykin FE 2 

Creedmoor Robert Allen Hagerty FE 1 

DURHAM: 

Aldersgate Johnny H. Branch FE 13 

Associate Allison Brady Hocutt FE 1 

Asbury Leonard F. Doucette FE 5 

Asbury Temple Shane M. Benjamin FE 8 

Bethany W Bryan Faggart FE 4 

Bethesda Norma Walters FE 1 

Calvary Laurie H. Coffman FE 13 

Carr Cheryl Lawrence PE 2 

Cristo Vive Rosanna Panizo-Valladeres FE 5 

Duke Memorial James D. Bell FE 3 

Duke's Chapel M. B. Collier, Jr FE 8 

Epworth A. Gene Cobb, Jr FE 3 

Glendale Heights Gregory L. McGarvey FE 3 

Lakewood Gail Ingram Myers PE 1 

McMannen Jesse C. Staton, Jr FE 7 



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Mt. Sylvan William W. Snotherly, Jr FE 5 

Associate Robert Licht FE 2 

Parkwood Robert Kretzu FE 3 

Pleasant Green Brian W. Wingo FE 5 

Reconciliation G. Kevin Baker FE 10 

Resurrection R. Lawrence Bowden, Jr FE 7 

St. Paul Mark Stephens AM 2 

Trinity Duke C. Lackey FE 3 

Associate Susan H. White FE 3 

Flat Rock Pamela Gilliam FE 7 

Fletcher's Chapel Michael D. Weber FE 7 

Gillburg-Spring Valley [2] Gary Murphree FL 2 

Granville Circuit [2] Gregg Allen Presnal FL 1 

Granville-Vance [3] Brian Keith Williams PL 1 

Helena Jack R. Snyder FE 3 

HENDERSON: 

City Road William M. Jeffries RE 2 

First Charles M. Cook FE 7 

White Memorial Joseph B. DeWtte PL 2 

Lake Michie Circuit [3] Marilyn Shipman FE 9 

Lea's Chapel Michael Carr SP 3 

Marrow's Chapel Timothy Berlew SP 3 

Massey's Chapel Edwin M. Wray ROE 6 

Middleburg-Hermon [2] Joe Allen Gunby SP 1 

Mt. Carmel TBS (Joe Jones) SY 9 

Mt. Tirzah Gregory C. Minnick FE 1 

Mt. Zion Edgar Raymund DeJesus FE 1 

OakGrove Kenneth McLean FE 2 

Oxford Patricia F. Hawkins FE 1 

Oxford: Salem-Harris Chapel [2] Valerie White PL 2 

Plank Chapel Carol W. Dean PE 4 

Rehoboth J. Farron Duncan PL 4 

Rougemont [3] Douglas Wagner FL 2 

ROXBORO: 

Grace-CaVel [2] Ross Thompson FE 8 

Longhurst Donna Hoover PL 2 

Long Memorial Theodore Ralph Miller FE 1 

Salem (Person Co.) William M. Budzinski FE 5 

Shepherd's House Chris Kudzai Chikoore OE 1 

Stem-Bullock's [2] Matthew Worley PL 4 

Stovall JohnW. Yount PL/D 29 

Tabernacle Deirdre Britt FL 4 

Union Chapel J.H. Daniels PE 4 

Warren's Grove Philip Robert Chryst PL 1 



ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT -48 Charges 
WON SEOK NAMKOONG DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 

P. O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 

Ahoskie John H. Dutton, Jr FE 3 

Albemarle [3] FrankAlexander RE 12 

All God's Children Laura G. Early FE 10 

Anderson Greg Barrick PL 5 

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Camden David O. Moehring FE 11 

Center Hill TBS (Sadot Mendez) SY 2 

Chowan: Bethany TBS (Elizabeth Polk) SY 1 

Colington Teresa C. Holloway FE 2 

Creswell W. Thomas Clarke RE 3 

Creswell:Mt. Hermon Dustin T Sprouse FL 2 

Currituck [2] David J. Blackman PE 1 

Duck DavidS. Clift FE 13 

Edenton James R. Huskins FE 8 

ELIZABETH CITY: 

City Road Charles E. McKenzie FE 23 

First Michael D. Frese FE 1 

Riverside Haywood Gillikin FE 3 

Fair Haven-Clark Bethel J. Crispin Noble II FE 2 

Gatesville [3] Tracy Clayton FE 2 

Grace William C. Holmes ROE 5 

Harrellsville-Colerain [2] Walter G Johnston III PL 10 

Hatteras [3] Charles K. Moseley FE 4 

Hertford David J. Beck FE 3 

Kitty Hawk John M. Check FE 1 

Manns Harbor [2] Bettie G. Francis FL 2 

Manteo: Mt. Olivet Jerry W Cribb FE 3 

Mighty Wind James Thomas Lowry III FE 1 

Mount Hermon Warren Heitzenrater FL 1 

Moyock J. Victor Culberson FE 8 

Murfreesboro W. Arthur Warren, Jr. FE 1 

New Hope Robert C. Tilley AM 1 

Newbegun Para R. Drake FE 2 

Newland Toni Wood FL 2 

North Gates [3] Mike Askew PL 2 

Ocracoke Joyce R. Reynolds FE 6 

Perkins Reginald Ponder, Jr. FE 1 

Perquimans [3] Sang Park OE 1 

Pilmoor Memorial C. Scott Wilson-Parsons FE 9 

Plymouth Terry M. Williams AM 4 

Powellsville-Union [2] Walter Johnson PL 1 

Sharon G. Stephen Castle PE 4 

Shiloh (Stumpy Pt.) Sue Barnes Farlow PL 3 

South Mills [3] John Howie FL 2 

St. John Susanna Fitch-Slater PE 3 

Tyrrell [3] Sherrie James PE 2 

Wanchese: Bethany William T Cottingham III FE 2 

Wesley TBS (Wayne Wood) SY 2 

Windsor David Woolsey PL 1 

Woodland David Bundy FL 2 



FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT - 55 Charges 
CAROL W.GOEHRING, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT -1 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 
Angier Michael A. Davis FE 1 

Bethabara Dorothy L Rudd RL 3 



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Bethany Milton E. Little PL 2 

CLINTON: 

First Edward M. Gunter FE 3 

Grace Samuel W. Loy FE 4 

Trinity George C. Harvey RL 2 

Coats J. Thomas Smith RE 8 

Coharie Samuel W. Loy FE 4 

Community William R. Nichols OF 3 

Cotton William R. Rudd RE 1 

Cumberland Teresa E. Lawrence FE 3 

Dunn: Divine Street Ralph A. Brown FE 5 

Epworth Cory B.Oliver FL 3 

Erwin-Parkers Grove [2] Stephen N. Little FE 6 

FAYETTEVILLE: 

Camp Ground David C. Wade FE 6 

Associate David Malcolm FE 4 

Christ Curtis M. Mull AM 6 

Cornerstone Kong Suk Namkung FE 3 

Culbreth Memorial William H. Otis FE 2 

Gardners K. Bryan Sexton, Jr FE 4 

Grace Henry B. Hunt PL 3 

Harry Hosier Regina Henderson FE 1 

Hay mount Brian G Gentle FE 8 

Associate M. David Gira, Jr PE 2 

FD D. Anthony Argo 

Hay Street John H. Tyson FE 4 

John Wesley Carolyn Lucas FE 4 

Johnson Memorial Robert A. Faircloth PL 1 

St. Andrews W Christopher Aydlett, Jr FE 8 

St. Matthews Michael L. Hale FE 7 

Salem Joseph A. Wnston III FE 7 

Associate Melindalvey OF 6 

Trinity Adam F. Seate FE 3 

Victory-Person Street [2] Chris D. Humphreys AM 1 

Wesley Heights TBS (Tryon D. Lancaster) SY 15 

Goshen-Keener [2] J. Anthony Joyner FL 2 

Halls Carrie W. Parrish RE 5 

Harnett: Cokesbury-Blacks Chapel Chang Bae Kim OE 2 

Solid Rock Gilliam P. Wse FE 7 

Hope Mills Dennis R. Sheppard FE 7 

Hopewell James E. Bailey FE 5 

Kipling Eugene R. Jenness, Jr FE 2 

Leslie Donald H. Seely ROE 1 

Lillington David J. Harriss FE 3 

Mamers [3] David E. Heath AM 1 

Marvin William Craig Ham AM 6 

McGee E. Larry Myrick PL 3 

Mount Moriah Andrew B. Wood PL 18 

Newton Grove [2] Walter W Gaskins, Jr FE 4 

RAEFORD: 

First Michael H. Elliott FE 4 

Hoke [2] Richard C. Jackson FE 2 



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Roseboro Roderic L Mullen FE 1 

Sampson Charge [2] James H. McLean RA 2 

Spring Hill Keith A. Miller FE 3 

Spring Lake TBS (Steven P. Brey) SY 4 

Stedman: Cokesbury Donald R. Shields FE 7 

Tabor Sandra H. Mull PL 5 

Union Hyung S. Kim PE 4 

Wesley Chapel Randall W. Partin OP 3 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT - 56 Charges 

MILTON H.GILBERT, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT- 6 
P. O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 2753 

Antioch Henry W. Lee RE 4 

Benson George Ronald Patton FE 1 

Beston-Walker Memorial [2] Sherman Guthrie RA 1 

Bethel (Wayne Co.) James E. Wlliams FE 4 

Bethel (Duplin Co.) Lynwood Boyette RE 2 

Brogden Shirley A. Ward AM 4 

Brownings-Smith Chapel [2] Lily Ker Chou FE 3 

Carlton-Turkey [2] Linwood S. Jones RA 4 

Charity Linda Grider PL 4 

Corinth Berry Barbour RE 2 

East Clayton (New Church) Matthew R. Evans PE 1 

Ebenezer (Johnston Co.) Richard Lewis RA 2 

Ebenezer (Wayne Co.) Rose Hicks PL 10 

Elevation Ron Gurganus PL 6 

Eureka Edward R. Drew PE 2 

Faison Charles Pullins SP 4 

Falling Creek J. Craig Langston FL 7 

Four Oaks W Joseph Yow, Jr FE 19 

Fremont Judith B. Drye FE 1 

Friendship-Unity [2] Robert Bandy PL 9 

Garris Chapel Jerry Mitchell AM 9 

GOLDSBORO: 

Daniels Memorial Glenn B. Everett FE 3 

PD Anita Kimbrough 

Jefferson F. Douglas Johnson PE 6 

New Hope R. Martin Armstrong FE 1 

Pine Forest William A. Olsen FE 3 

Providence Jerry A. Jackson FE 5 

St. Luke David L. Harvin FE 3 

St. Paul Homer E. Morris FE 3 

Associate Thurman Horney FE 2 

Minister of Visitation Joann Turner RL 1 

Salem Neal E. Wingfield FE 3 

Hickory Grove Adam Brinkley PL 1 

Kenansville-Beulaville [2] John David Amon PL 5 

Kenly-Buckhorn [2] James C. Reed FE 2 

LaGrange F. Karl Grant PE 1 

Lebanon-Yelverton [2] William M. Creech PL 4 

Magnolia Ronnie Lee Rivenbark PL 8 

Micro-Fellowship [2] Ralph M. Hill RE 1 

Mt. Olive: First H. Dennis Draper, Jr FE 4 



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PIKEVILLE: 

Mt. Carmel David Hollowell PL 4 

St. Joseph Bryan S. Huffman FE 3 

Pine Level-Sanders [2] Joseph Franklin PL 1 

Princeton Michael Coppock PE 1 

Rones Chapel W. Clark Barfield FE 3 

Rose Hill M. Dale Curtis FE 1 

Sarecta-Wesley Chapel [2] Harriett Tuck Bounds PL 3 

Saulston Richard L Ward FE 8 

Selma: Edgerton Virgil B. Huffman FE 5 

Seven Springs Terry A. Hobbs PE 5 

SMITHFIELD: 

Asbury Bobby E. Smith RE 4 

Centenary Charles K. Morrison FE 1 

Whitley-Elizabeth [2] Steven M. Hall FE 15 

Wallace Rufus E. Butner III FE 4 

Warsaw Henry Swanzey PE 3 

Webb Chapel (Lenoir County) Gina Barrow PL 1 

Westwood Donald K. Stewart FE 6 

Woodland-Pink Hill [2] Vernon W Brown III FE 3 

Zion Debra J. Grossberg PE 1 



GREENVILLE DISTRICT -47 Charges 

MARSHALL R. OLD, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 
313 Clifton St., Suite A-2, Greenville, NC 27858 

Aurora [3] Claude Nethercutt FL 5 

Aurora [3] Claude Nethercutt FL 6 

Ayden Dennis P. Levin FE 14 

Bath Raymond Pearce FL 5 

Belhaven: Trinity [2] Mary Lou McElray FL 2 

BellArthur[2] Ronald P. Carnighan PL 3 

Bethany Linda H. Rowe PL 7 

Bethel Stephen E. Smith FL 3 

Chocowinity Faye B. Rouse RL 2 

Conetoe-Hobgood [2] W Forrest Smith PL 6 

Edwards Chapel John S. Norman RL 4 

Farmville W David Harrington FE 6 

GREENVILLE: 

Covenant R. Branson Sheets III FE 2 

Jarvis Memorial Albert Shuler FE 1 

Associate Benjamin E.Wells FE 1 

St. James H. Gray Southern FE 8 

Associate Dennis M. Adams FE 12 

Minister of Music Stephen W Vaughn II FD 

Minister to Youth Eugene Joseph Cox PD 

Minister of Adult Discp Joyce C. Day PD 

Grifton L. Graham Royall RA 3 

Hart-Speight [2] A. J. Eure RE 12 

Holly Springs Lonnie Hedrick PL 6 

Hookerton James Tosto AM 2 

Hyde Charge (3) Kenneth Davenport FE 4 



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Associate Valerie Ballance PL 8 

Institute H. Mallie Hinnant FE 4 

Jamesville [2] Steven N. Formo FE 3 

Jerusalem TBS (Wade A. Sullivan) SY 3 

KINSTON: 

Queen Street George D. Speake FE 3 

Westminster Haywood A. Smith FE 8 

Lane's Chapel-Bethany [2] MackStyron, Sr ROF 7 

Maury-Mt. Herman [2] Clifton H. Harvell PL 4 

Noble's Chapel Nina Paul Vinson PL 8 

Rainbow Dennis Lamm FE 4 

Robersonville Mary Ellen Bender PL 8 

Salem Thomas W. Newman FE 1 

Sharon Clint White PL 10 

Snow Hill: Calvary James T Weaver FE 2 

Stokes [2] Rodney G. Dorn PL 3 

Tabernacle Martin L. Greer PL 3 

Tarboro: St. James James L. Wlson FE 4 

Trinity (Lenoir Co.) VitoBisogno FL 1 

Unidos por Cristo Ismael Ruiz-Millan PL 3 

Vanceboro D. Stephen Stutts FE 2 

Vanceboro Circuit [3] William Price FL 3 

Warren's Chapel Sylvia T Kohus PL 4 

WASHINGTON: 

Asbury Carolyn R. Pilgrim FE 3 

First Raymond K. Wttman FE 7 

Associate Adrian Lyn Sawyer PE 2 

FD Brigitte Freeman Morris 

Washington Circuit [2] Karen Crutchfield PL 

Watson's Chapel TBS (Jerald Craddock) SY 

Wesley Memorial John M. Bowman RA 

Williamston: First Robert L. Fletcher FE 

Woodington Claude T Wlson RE 



NEW BERN DISTRICT - 52 Charges 

D. DOUGLAS JESSEE, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
1329 Glenburnie Road, New Bern, NC 28562 

Alliance-Arapahoe [2] Penny Dollar Farmer FE 21 

Asbury John D. Butson FE 2 

Atlantic Anthony Calhoun FE 1 

Beaufort: Ann Street Eric N. Lindblade, Jr FE 1 

Associate Anne W. Sims FE 1 

Beech Grove-Rhems [2] Connie M. Stutts FE 2 

Belgrade-Tabernacle [2] Carolyn Roy PL 4 

Bridgeton Joseph A. Motley FE 2 

Cedar Island-Sea Level [2] H. Paul Harris FL 1 

Core Creek Diane W. LeBlanc FL 5 

Dover-Clarks [2] Leland Heath FL 5 

Harkers Island Leanne Calhoun FE 5 

Harlowe-Oak Grove [2] Jan H. Hill FE 1 

HAVELOCK: 

Cherry Point W. Joseph Stallings AM 1 



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First Eldrick R. Davis FE 1 

Hubert: Oak Grove-Queen's Crk [2] James D. Pearson FE 2 

JACKSONVILLE: 

Haw Branch Cheryl Epperson PL 2 

Northwoods RickA. Moser FE 5 

Pine Valley J. Michael Eubanks FE 6 

Trinity Dennis M. Goodwin FE 8 

Associate Alice J. Quarles OE 7 

Associate T. Lamont Hemminger II PE 1 

Marshallberg-Smyrna [2] Ellis J. Bedsworth RE 16 

Maysville Russell Conner PL 4 

Merrimon Wade Bennett PL 6 

Midway-Bethlehem [2] James Pepper FL 3 

MOREHEADCITY: 

Broad Creek Kent Smith PL 1 

First Billy F. Seate FE 3 

Associate Benjamin N. Sims FE 1 

Franklin Memorial Robert Hill FL 4 

St. Peter's Paul Stallsworth FE 6 

NEW BERN: 

Centenary Danny G.Allen FE 6 

Co-pastor Charlene Pierce-Guider FE 5 

Faith Brad Williams OE 2 

Garber E. Powell Osteen, Jr FE 12 

New Song Jeffrey L. Severt FE 9 

Riverside Michael G Register FL 10 

Trinity Madison N. Hankal FE 3 

Newport: St. James Susan C. Lindblade FE 9 

Oriental Walter L. Graves FE 2 

Pamlico Joseph C. Parker RE 2 

Pollocksville John R. Mosley PL 2 

Reelsboro Charles L. Pollock RE 2 

Richlands J. Stanley Brown FE 1 

Riverdale James H. Hayes AM 5 

Salter Path Clyde Cheezem RE 9 

Shady Grove-Cypress Creek [2] Thomas M. Nichols PE 8 

Sneads Ferry: First Ira H. Smith FE 10 

Stonewall-Bay boro [2] Richard Baldwin FL 4 

Straits-North River [2] James M. Durner AM 11 

Swansboro RobertC. Flynn FE 1 

Associate Rachel T. Moser FE 5 

Topsail: Faith Harbor Thomas M. Greener FE 8 

Trenton-Maple Grove-Lee's [3] Peg Ormsby Witt FE 6 

Turtle's Grove Charles C. Smith RE 2 

Vandemere Michael Roach PL 15 

Verona James Asher OF 3 

Williston-Stacy [2] Elva (Bud) Morton FL 3 



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RALEIGH DISTRICT - 56 Charges 

EDWARD F. HILL II - DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT ■ 
P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
APEX: 

Apex David E. Brownlee 

Associate Glenn E. Mason 

PD R. Lee Barnes III 

Acts Dennis Peay 

Bunn-Hill King [2] Richard T Mathews 

Calvary TBS (Becky Balentine) 

CARY: 

First Rodney G. Hamm 

Associate H. William Green 

Min. Ed./Youth Richard P. Wilkerson 

Min. /Children Daniel F. Lipp 

Genesis Karen H. Whitaker 

Associate Needham Bradley Dunn 

PD Joyce Beal Horn 

Macedonia Sandra J. (Rose) Conner FE 3 

Associate Cathy McCabe Hoyle PE 2 

St. Francis Susan Pate Greenwood FE 3 

Associate Elizabeth Stroud Campbell FE 7 

Min. of Education Nancy Johnston Varden OP 2 

Director Missions/Evang Patricia J. Lykins FD 

White Plains A. Ray Broadwell FE 1 

Min. of Mbrshp/Evang Kelly Lyn Logue FE 3 

CLAYTON: 

Christ Community Richard Vann Spivey FE 3 

Associate Jose Javier Montanez PL 1 

Home Memorial Alan P. Swartz FE 4 

Ebenezer Gerry G Davis FE 12 

Ebenezer-Wesley [2] Sidney E. Stafford RE 17 

Franklinton Judith Mann New PL 1 

FUQUAY-VARINA 

First AnneW.Ahl FE 1 

Fuquay-Varina Richard L. Stone III FE 1 

FD Elaine Lilliston 

GARNER: 

Garner Thomas M. Hollis FE 7 

Associate Susan Parler Hobbs FL 6 

St. Andrews Randall Grey Maynard FE 3 

Hollands Samuel Wynn FE 2 

Holly Springs Horace T Ferguson FE 19 

Knightdale Jenny H. Wilson FE 6 

Leah's Chapel-Shiloh [2] 

Louisburg Earl G Dulaney FE 3 

Mt.Zion Larry D. Crane FE 3 

New Beginnings Glenn E. Mason RE 3 

Piney Grove TBS (K. Leo Bennett) SY 2 

RALEIGH: 

Agape Korean Kwan Seok Kim OE 2 

Asbury Terry A. Bryant FE 2 

Avent Ferry Taylor W. Mills FE 1 



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Benson Memorial Jonathan E. Strother FE 1 

Associate Edward Nicholas Priestaf FL 1 

Calvary Korean TBS (Kye Young Lee) SY 5 

Circle of Christ Terry Hunt PE 3 

Cokesbury-Jenkins Mem. [2] Linda E. Harris PL 6 

Edenton Street Roger V. Elliott FE 12 

Associate Kathryn R. Johnson FE 11 

Associate Jonathan D. Jeffries FE 4 

Associate Edward S. New PE 3 

FD William J. Weisser 

Fairmont Steven A. Hickle FE 17 

Hayes Barton Richard T. Clayton FE 3 

Assoc/Spi ritual Roberta G. Byram PE 3 

Assoc/Education LuAnn Charlton PE 1 

Highland James C. Lee FE 4 

Associate Heather Heinzman Lear PE 1 

Layden Memorial W. Marshall Stewart PL 5 

Longview Martha Wofford Edgerton FE 1 

Millbrook Randall E. Innes FE 1 

Associate Lisa Naa-Shormey Yebuah FL 2 

FD R. Julian Irvine 

North Raleigh Robert D. O'Keef FE 5 

Associate Kimberly Strong Lamb FL 4 

Pleasant Grove Jonathan A. Minnick FE 14 

St. James Hunter Hadley Preston FE 1 

St. Mark's Co-Pastor Edward F. Hill II FE 2 

St. Mark's Co-Pastor D. Bennett Williams FE 2 

Associate Rhonda Turner Maurer PE 2 

Soapstone Gary Edmund Allred FE 2 

PD Susan Huguley Harrison 

Trinity James H. Harry FE 8 

Wesley Memorial Richard M. Tysinger FE 3 

Westover Johnnie L. Wright FE 4 

Wilson Temple Walter E. McLeod FE 10 

Windborne William H. Allen IV FE 1 

Saint Andrew Esther Chung-Kim OP 2 

Sunrise G Rosser Carter III FE 4 

FD Alice Kirkman Kunka 

Trinity (Franklin Co.) Co-Pastor Ginger A. Thomas FE 2 

Trinity (Franklin Co.) Co-Pastor Lee Roger Owens PE 2 

Wake Forest Gayla E. Collins FE 5 

Associate Helen Despina Champion PL 2 

Wendell W Douglas Lain FE 2 

Zebulon Todd S. Krueger FE 3 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT -61 Charges 
LEONARD E. FAIRLEY, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT -2 

P. O. Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 
Ashpole Center Harold Hunt RL 1 

Beauty Spot Jimmy F. Cummings RA 5 

Bethesda Charles L. Herri n FE 3 



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Caledonia DalmaGCribb FL 1 

Associate K. Carl Singley FE 3 

Collins Chapel Douglas Locklear PL 8 

Cool Springs George McDougald OD 10 

Cordova Milford Oxendine FE 2 

Ellerbe-Mount Pleasant [2] Donald Daniel FL 5 

FAIRMONT: 

Pleasant Grove TBS (Jackie Morrison) SY 1 

Trinity-Olivet [2] Marc H. Werner FL 5 

Fairview Jimmy Oxendine PL 9 

Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter [2] Charles Bethea PL 3 

Green Lake William V. Taylor FE 1 

HAMLET: 

Fellowship Randy C. Blanchard FE 2 

First Adolph C.Smith FE 1 

St. Peter Donna M. Thompson PE 3 

Hickory Grove Robert L. Mangum RE 5 

Laurel Hill Carol Noy FE 1 

Laurel Hill: Beaver Dam Josephine Sutton PL 5 

LAURINBURG: 

Central J. Quinton Covington, Jr FE 18 

First W Stanley Smith FE 4 

Galilee Jesse Brunson FE 3 

St. Luke Samuel D. McMillan III FE 5 

Ledbetter Roger E. Thompson RE 4 

LUMBERTON: 

Asbury Everette F Bass, Jr PL 12 

Branch Street Sylvia Collins FE 3 

Chestnut Street Jimmie R. Tatum FE 4 

Millers Chapel Veronica Patterson PL 4 

Mt. Olive TBS (Vermel Taylor) SY 1 

Lumberton Circuit [3] Ann Giles Benson FE 3 

Maxton: St. Paul's James W Caviness, Jr AM 4 

Maxton Circuit [3] Robert A. Fairley AM 24 

Mt. Zion-Wall's Chapel [2] Henry Lee Blue PL 3 

Native Am. Coop. Parish Cood Sylvia Collins FE 3 

New Philadelphus George Locklear PL 1 

New Zion William E. Cummings RE 5 

Norman [3] Robert L. Carpenter FE 2 

Parkton Teresa Rutledge PL 2 

PEMBROKE: 

First S. Dufrene Cummings FE 3 

Saint James Josephine Sutton PL 5 

Prospect Kenneth W Locklear FE 3 

FD Harold D. Jacobs 

RED SPRINGS: 

Rhyne Memorial AngeloM. Troy FL 8 

Trinity Diana B. Killian FE 2 

ROCKINGHAM: 

Beaver Dam Jerry M. Schronce AM 2 

East JettieVann Floyd FL 3 



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First R. Keith Nanney FE 2 

Glenwood Joseph L. (Joel) Perry OF 7 

Pee Dee Robert Floyd Dean ROF 3 

Philadelphia Dora Russell Dorsey FE 3 

Roberdell Jerry M. Schronce AVI 2 

St. Paul Randy C. Blanchard FE 2 

Trinity-Zion [2] E. Ray Brooks FE 1 

West Larry M. Chandler FL 3 

ROWLAND: 

New Hope Larry Robinson FE 2 

Pleasant Grove Bill James Locklear RE 3 

Rowland Brian D. Perry FE 2 

St. John-Gibson [2] Harold D. Salmon FL 8 

St. Pauls Sandra B. Schaller PE 1 

Sandy Plains Mattheue B. Locklear FL 2 

Snead's Grove TBS (Gordon Caughill) SY 1 

Tabernacle John Paul Prine PL 3 

West Robeson Marshall M. Locklear PL 12 



ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT - 46 Charges 

WILLIAM C. SIMPSON, JR., DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 
3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

Bailey [2] Leonard J. Rex FE 2 

Associate Kellie Gallagher-Smith PE 2 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove [2] D. Thomas Miller PL 2 

Calvary [3] Stanley A. Lewis, Jr FE 2 

Conway [2] Lindsey Green FE 2 

Concord Carol C. Taylor PL 4 

Edgecombe Parish [2] Diane M. Christianson FE 4 

Elm City Stan Gallagher-Smith FE 4 

Enfield-Eden-Whitakers [3] Polly A. Taylor FL 4 

Evansdale Alan C.Gibson FE 1 

Gaston [3] Steven Mullenix OF 2 

Halifax [2] Hal H. Harbin, Jr. FE 1 

Hawkins-Tabor [2] Robert D. Rose FE 4 

Hollister TBS (Austin Anderson) SY 14 

Hornes-Sims [2] Kristen D. Wlliams FE 4 

Jerusalem-Warren Plains [2] John K. Bergland RE 2 

Littleton DavidP. Haley FE 5 

Lucama James L. Reavis, Jr. RE 1 

Milwaukee Charge [4] Sidney Alton Collins AM 3 

Mt. Pleasant Daniel T. Earnhardt RE 1 

Mt.Zion Douglas W Billups FL 4 

Nashville Wayne M. Hicks FE 1 

Norlina Seong-IL Eom FL 1 

Northampton [3] Woo-ll (Paul) Lee PE 3 

Red Oak [3] Luis F. Reinoso RE 3 

Roanoke [2] Sue H. Owens FL 7 

ROANOKE RAPIDS: 

First Thomas Supplee FE 3 

Rosemary Thomas L. Sweeley FE 8 



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South Rosemary Richard C. Hill FL 5 

ROCKY MOUNT: 

Englewood Clyde A. Denny FE 3 

Associate Laura Autry Dunlap FL 1 

First Robert E. Bergland FE 2 

Associate Dwayne D. Alston FE 3 

St. Paul C. Keith Sexton FE 1 

Sandy Cross T. Judson Dunlap FE 1 

Scotland Neck-Rich Square [2] Roger D. Cope FE 3 

Seaboard Carol C. Taylor PL 4 

Sharon TBS (Austin Anderson) SY 5 

Smith Robert Edward Shelton PE 3 

Spring-Lebanon [2] Charles D. Myers FE 2 

Spring Hope [2] David Foushee FL 1 

Stantonsburg-Black Creek [2] Rani P. Woodrow PE 2 

Trinity Parish [3] Renee Edwards FL 3 

Warren Charge [2] Jane Lee Leechford PL 3 

Warrenton: Macon-Wesley Mem. [2] .. TBS (Lance Richards) SY 1 

WILSON: 

First William M. Presnell FE 8 

Associate Daniel P. Jones AM 8 

Associate Scott Dodson PE 1 

West Nash Hope A. Vickers FE 3 

Winstead John W Wenberg, Jr FE 8 

Zion Dennis J. Glennon AM 2 

SANFORD DISTRICT - 56 Charges 

JERRY LOWRY, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 4 
1511 Columbine Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Aberdeen: Page Memorial Elizabeth H. Hood FE 3 

Asbury Bobby P. Tyson, Sr. RE 1 

Bethlehem TBS (Myron Dice) SY 1 

Biscoe-Bascom [2] Pamela Watkins PE 1 

Bonlee [2] James D. Whittaker PE 4 

Broadway-Morris Chapel [2] JoAnn M. Oulton FE 2 

Buckhorn Janet Balasko PE 1 

Bynum Charles Winner SP 3 

Cameron TBS (David Johnson) SY 1 

Candor Deborah Wilkins PE 1 

Carbonton Frank I. Lloyd, Jr RE 5 

Carthage Charles H. Plowman FE 3 

Center 1 

Chatham-Cedar Grove [2] Harvey Lee Edwards PE 7 

Chatham-Lee Hispanic Minis. [2] Daniel Pantoja PL 2 

Cool Springs TBS (William Cashion) SY 1 

Cumnock Michael H. Smith PL 2 

Doub's Chapel Eric R. Joyce PL 5 

Ether Sally S. Plowman FE 3 

Fair Promise-High Falls [2] Kenneth R. Buckingham FE 2 

Goldston Thomas Simpson FE 1 

Hoffman Jeff Davis RL 2 

Jones Chapel-Moncure [2] Houston V. Blair, Jr PL 3 

Lemon Springs Amy E. Meador PE 1 



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Little River-Melton's Grove [2] TBS (Michael Griffin) SY 1 

Love Joy-Macedonia [2] Tommy Haynes FL 1 

Merritts Chapel Richard L. Farmer FE 3 

Mt. Gilead: First-Zion [2] James H. Harris, Jr FE 12 

Mt. Pleasant Rex E. Brooks RE 3 

Mt. Zion-Hickory Mtn.-Ebenezer [3] Robert B. Way PL 9 

Ophir-Uwharrie [2] Jack Luther RA 1 

Parsons Grove TBS (Ryan Gabriel) SY 1 

Pinebluff: First William F. Williams RE 1 

Pinehurst William Allen Bingham FE 4 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove [2] Herbert Lowry, Jr FE 5 

Pittsboro: First Claire Clyburn McKeown FE 2 

Pittsboro Circuit [2] Ray T. Gooch FE 25 

Pleasant Hill-Mt. Carmel [2] James K. Stalnaker AM 4 

Poplar Springs B. Fallon Melvin, Jr RA 7 

Robbins: Tabernacle Michael N. Nelson AM 3 

Roseland Nancy Wllard PL 2 

Sandhills [3] Donald E. Burns PL 14 

SANFORD: 

Jonesboro David A. Banks FE 6 

Associate Patricia S. Sykes FE 1 

St. Luke R. Carl Frazier, Jr FE 4 

Associate Suzanne C. Cobb PE 1 

Sanford Circuit [3] James E. Malloy FE 1 

Sardis C. Glenn Hancock AM 1 

SilerCity: First R. Michael Sykes FE 3 

Silk Hope [2] James O. Murphy, Jr. FE 1 

Smyrna J. Talton Madison, Jr FE 2 

Southern Pines David J. Goehring FE 1 

Star David Carl Hutchins FE 5 

TROY: 

First TBS (William Arnold Saunders) SY 1 

Trinity Bobby C. Tyson, Jr. FE 1 

Vass Clarence Garner RE 1 

Wadeville TBS (John Negus) SY 1 

West End Frank Bruce Allen FE 5 



WILMINGTON DISTRICT - 52 Charges 

WOODROW W WELLS, JR., DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Andrews Chapel Phil Norris PL 3 

Andrews Chapel Phil Norris PL 4 

Bethel-Lebanon [2] Karl Zorowski FL 3 

Bladen [3] Timothy L. Reaves FE 10 

Associate Marcia Lancaster PL 1 

Bolton Charge [3] Carolyn Cummings-Woriax FE 2 

Brunswick Circuit [2] Mark Murphy PL 4 

Burgaw John W. Ruth FE 6 

Carolina Beach: St. Paul Stephen B. Hall FE 4 

Carver's Creek Buddy Champion ROE 2 

Chadbourn-Evergreen [2] James R. Hines FL 4 

Clarkton [2] John Monroe Barnes III PL 1 



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Dixon's Chapel Ben Horton PL 3 

Elizabethtown: Trinity Donald W. Warren FE 5 

Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo [2] Neill C. Smith FL 4 

Garland [4] Deborah Vanderford PL 3 

Hallsboro Willie F. Allen FL 7 

Hampstead Joseph W. Casteel FE 3 

Herring's Chapel Douglas J. Lukens PL 9 

Jordan's Chapel William Pearsall RL 3 

Kelly: Trinity Leonard Sheppard PL 2 

Lake Waccamaw Douglas B. Currin FE 3 

Maco: Shiloh William Frazier Adams PL 1 

Mishop Springs Robert E. Rattz RA 5 

Ocean View Frederick E. Roberts FE 16 

Old Dock [3] Carroll L Fitzgerald RL 12 

Peace TBS (Gertrude N. Wilder) SY 1 

Pleasant Grove-Purdie [2] Beverly Fitzgerald PL 1 

Riegelwood: Wesley Wlliam H. Altman, Jr FE 4 

Rocky Point John K. Ormond, Jr RE 15 

Scotts Hill: Wesleyan Chapel Curtis W Campbell FE 11 

Associate Karen C. Howell AM 7 

Seaside (Brunswick) Robert C. Redmond FE 7 

Associate Elizabeth R. Roberts FE 5 

Shallotte: Camp Richard C. Vaughn FE 4 

Sharon: Holden Beach Edward C. Hill FE 5 

Singletary Patrick Sinclair FL 5 

Southport: Trinity Samuel A. Williams FE 5 

Tabor City: St. Paul G Jerome Smith FE 1 

Village Point Donald W Barclay, Jr RL 4 

Watha John Fedoronko PL 3 

Wesley's Chapel James R. Wilis FL 2 

Westview Emmett J. Highsmith PL 13 

Whiteville David C. Benson FE 3 

WILMINGTON: 

Epworth Richard R. Wagner PL 3 

FifthAvenue R. Shawn Blackwelder PE 3 

Grace Robert J. Bauman FE 9 

Harbor Charles B. Owens FE 3 

Oleander-Devon Park [2] Linda L. Taylor FE 9 

Pine Valley Wlliam E. Braswell FE 4 

Associate Terry Leigh Buckner PE 2 

Associate Jeanne Ray RL 3 

Associate Trish Archer FD 5 

Associate Dean H. Morton RL 5 

Trinity Jeffrey L. Roberts FE 2 

Wellspring Paul R. Dunham FE 3 

Wesley Memorial M. Francis Daniel FE 3 

Associate Margaret B. Hockett FL 6 

Wrightsboro Wlliam A. Haddock, Jr FE 10 

Wrightsville Timothy J. Russell FE 11 

Associate Laura Hayes Mitchell FE 7 

Zion Robert M. Hammond FE 3 



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Extension Ministries 

( ) Indicates District to Which Related 

Elder in Full Connection Unless Otherwise Indicated 

(II 344.1a,c) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE CONNECTIONAL STRUCTURE OF 
UNITED METHODISM: 

(RA) Bates, Sally G. - Chaplain, Divinity School, Duke University; Raleigh: Edenton 

Street CC 
(NB) Brewer, Robert W. - Campus Minister, Dean of Chapel, Greensboro College; 

Beech Grove-Rhems CC 
(DU) Brown, Cheryl [PE] - Director of Admissions, Divinity School, Duke University; 

Durham: Mt. Sylvan CC 
(DU) Brown, Wesley F. -Associate Dean for External Relations, Divinity School, Duke 

University; Durham: Epworth CC 
(FA) Buffaloe, Janet K., General Evangelist; Solid Rock CC 
(BU) Campbell, Jerry Dean, President, Claremont School of Theology, Pasadena, 

CA; Chapel Hill: University CC 
(BU) Cauley, Marty J., Director of Ministries with Young People, SEJCT, Lake 

Junaluska; Chapel Hill: Amity CC 
(FA) Christian, Robert S. - Professor of English & Assistant to the VP for Academic 

Planning and Evaluation, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(RA) Chung-Kim, Esther [OP] - Teach Evangelism, Duke Divinity School 
(RA) Compton, Stephen C. - Director, Congregational Development; Raleigh: Benson 

Memorial CC 
(RM) Dixon, Sam W., Jr. - Deputy General Secretary for Evangelism & Church Growth, 

GBGM - Roanoke Rapids, First CC 
(RA) Drum, Barry P. - Chaplain, N.C. Wesleyan College; Wake Forest CC 
(NB) Farmer, John A. - Director, Don Lee Center; Alliance-Arapahoe CC 
(DU) Felton Gayle Carlton - Consultant/Writer/Speaker, General Board of 

Discipleship; Durham: Calvary CC 
(BU) Glaze, Coleman Lane - Director, Clemson Wesley Foundation, Clemson 

University; Burlington: Front Street CC 
(RO) Gleaves, Edith L. - Deputy Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries; 

Laurinburg: Galilee CC 
(DU) Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. - Director of Chaplaincy Services, Croasdaile Village, 

UMRH; Roxboro Long Memorial CC 
(RA) Harris, Jo Elaine [PD] - Raleigh District Pastor of Missions; Raleigh: St. Marks 

CC 
(RA) Hatch, Mary Martha - Volunteer Ministries Coordinator/Spiritual Director, Hinton 

Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC; Fuquay-Varina: Fuquay-Varina CC 
(GO) Hinnant, H. Mallie - General Evangelist, Goldsboro; Institute CC 
(DU) Jenkins, David O. - Director, Contextual Education, Candler School of Theology, 

Emory University; Durham: Glendale Heights CC 
(RA) Jenks, Gregory K. - Executive Director, Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor; Clayton: 

Christ Community CC 
(DU) Johnson, Lawrence E. - Director, Conference Connectional Ministries; Durham: 

Reconciliation CC 
(BU) Keck, Andrew [FD] - Electronic Services Librarian, Duke Divinity School Library; 

Chapel Hill: Orange CC 
(GR) Kohus, Sylvia T. [PL] - Chaplain, Cypress Glen Retirement Community, 

Greenville; Warren Chapel CC 

Leeland, Paul L. - Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Relations; 



(RA 
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Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DU) Loyd, Roger L. - Director, Divinity School Library, Duke University; Durham: Duke 

Memorial CC 
(RA) Mann, W. Joseph -Adjunct Faculty, Duke Divinity School and Director, Rural 

Church Division, The Duke Endowment; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(RA) Maultsby, J. Alexander III -Assistant Professor for Religion, Louisburg College; 

Louisburg CC 
(RA) Mentzer, James G. -Director of Planned Giving, United Methodist Foundation; 

CC 
(BU) Moore, C. Gregory [FL] -Assistant, Congregational Development; Chapel Hill: 

Christ CC 
(BU) Norton, MaryJane Pierce [FD] - Team Leader, Family, Life Span & Latino 

Ministries, General Board of Discipleship; [Related to Nashville: West Nashville 

(TN Conf.)]; Chapel Hill: University CC 
(RA) Oldham, Kirk B. - Campus Minister and Director of Raleigh Wesley Foundation, 

NC State University; Raleigh: Apex CC 
(BU) Parker, Rhonda Riggins [PE] - Director, Camp Chestnut Ridge, Efland; Union 

Grove CC 
(DU) Pasquarello, Michael III - Professor of Preaching, Asbury Theological Seminary; 

Durham: Bethany CC 
(FA) Safley, Michael W. -Vice-President for Church & Community Relations/ 

Chaplain, Methodist College; Fayetteville: CC 
(NB) Santiago, Josefina (Cookie) [PL] - Conference Director of Hispanic Ministries; 

Jacksonville: Pine Valley CC 
(RA) Smith, A. Clay - President/CEO, Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC; 

Franklinton CC 
(RA) Smith, Charles Michael - Executive Director, Conference Connectional 

Ministries; Raleigh: Highland CC 
(RA) Stanley, Bruce E. -President/CEO Methodist Homefor Children; Raleigh: 

MillbrookCC 
(RA) Stephens, Judith S. [FD] - Retreat Ministry Coordinator, NC United Methodist 

Camp and Retreat Ministries, Inc. and working in Education Ministry at Cary: 

Saint Francis ; Cary: St. Francis CC 
(BU) Waters, Denise Conner [FD] - Life Enrichment/Chaplaincy Services, Croasdaile 

Retirement Village, Durham; Hillsborough CC 
(GR) Wilkinson, Scott T. - Director of Wesley Foundation of Greenville; Greenville: 

Jarvis Memorial CC 
(EC) Wilson-Parsons, Mary Jane - Conference Coordinator of Sexual Ethics 

Concerns; Pilmoor Memorial CC 
(Wl) Witherington, Ben III - Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological 

Seminary, Wilmore, KY; Wilmington: Grace CC 

(II 344.1 b,c) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS TO EXTENSION MINISTRIES UNDER 

ENDORSEMENT: 
(DU) Biddix, Robbie (PE) - Health and Science Specialist, Durham VA Hospital; 
Durham: Resurrection CC 

(NB) Dickens, J. Van III - Chaplain, US Navy; Sneads Ferry: First CC 

(RO) Gales, Alvester I. - Chaplain, US Army; Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter CC 

(RO) Herring, Charles M. - Chaplain, US Army; Lumberton Ct. CC 

(EC) Hillman, Randy A. - Mgr. Of Chaplaincy Services, Forsyth Medical Center, 

Winston-Salem; Ocracoke CC 
(NB) Lewis, Jerry Dean - Chaplain, US Air Force; Morehead City: Franklin Memorial 

CC 



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(DU) Rawlings, James A., Jr. - Director of Pastoral Care, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill; 

Durham Epworth CC 
(RM) Shannonhouse, Richard D. - Director of Pastoral Care, Memorial Hospital, 

Jacksonville, FL; Milwaukee CC 
(EC) Taylor, Berry Lynn II - Clinical Chaplain, Pasquotank Correctional Institute; 

Elizabeth City: First CC 

(U 344.1d) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS TO OTHERTRUE EXTENSIONS OF THE 
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH: 

(DU) Bisgrove, Eilene Z. [FD] - Facilitates Health and Wholeness Ministry, Sabbath 

Star, Inc., Durham; Durham: Pleasant Green CC 
(RA) Buckley, Betty Ann [FD] - Director, Alpha Ministries, Raleigh; Raleigh: Edenton 

Street CC 
(DU) Burrus, Carolyn H. - Chaplain, Community Homecare and Hospice; Durham: 

Parkwood CC 
(BU) Byers, Leonard C. II - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland 

Regional Medical Center, Shelby; St. Luke's CC 
(DU) Campbell, Dennis M. - Headmaster, Woodberry Forest School, Virginia; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(DU) Cheasty-Miller, Patrice - Director, The Lamb's House Ministry, Durham, NC; 

Durham: Calvary CC 
(DU) Cole, Lisa Brown - Director of Pastoral Services Department, Durham Regional 

Hospital; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
(RA) Fogleman, L. Jan - Clinical Psychologist, ACT Medical Group, Inc., Wilmington; 

Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(BU) Hicks, Phyllis K. - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute; Chapel Hill: 

Aldersgate CC 
(RM) Hudson, Pamela Jo - Chaplain, First Health Hospice & Palliative Care, 

Pinehurst; Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary CC 
(BU) Jones, Brenda - Chaplain, Duke Medical Center; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(GR) Johnson, C. Reginald - Dean of the School of Theology and Formation, Asbury 

Theological Seminary, Wlmore, KY; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 
(BU) Laytham, D. Brent -Associate Professor of Theology & Ethics, North Park 

Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill: Orange CC 
(RO)Lynge, Audrey Holmes - Clinical Care Manager, Value Options, Durham; St. 

Pauls CC 
(RA) Mann, Barbara Price - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.; 

Cary: First CC 
(DU) Marsicano, Leslie M. -Associate Dean of Students and Director, Residence Life, 

Davidson College; Durham: Epworth CC 
(GR) Martin, Sam F. Ill - Area Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Greenville: 

Covenant CC 
(NB) Miller, Yuko Veda -Evangelist; New Bern: Faith CC 
(DU) Morgan, Deborah Ann - Senior Clinical & Administrative Chaplain, Duke 

University Medical Center; Durham: Calvary CC 
(BU) Pace, James H. - Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University; Burlington: 

Front Street CC 
(RA) Poole, Bettye Donne - Emergency Preparedness Manager, Office of Crime 

Control and Public Safety, State of NC; Raleigh Wlson Temple CC 
(RA) Purcell, Joan M. - Director, Prison MATCH of North Carolina, Inc., Raleigh; Cary: 

St. Francis CC 
(RA) Shields, Michele R. - Manager of Pastoral Education, St. Mary's Medical Center, 

San Francisco, CA; Raleigh: Soapstone CC 



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(FA) Vieregg, Carla Scanlan - Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Colorado; Fayetteville: 

Haymount CC 
(RA) Walker-Jones, Kelli - Associate Director of Sustaining Pastoral Excellence 

Project, Triangle Pastoral Counseling; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
(DU) Walton, Brenda C. - Clinical Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital; Durham: 

Calvary CC 
(DU) Webb-Bowden, Julia - N.C. Executive Director, Society of Saint Andrew; Durham: 

Resurrection CC 
(RA) Weinrich, Luise K. - Pastoral Counseling, Department of Pastoral Services, 

Alamance Regional Medical Center; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(RO) Willingham, Malcolm C. - Clinical Chaplain/Counselor, Care Resources, Inc.; 

Rockingham: First CC 

(11310.1c, 1992 Book of Discipline) D\ACONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED THROUGH 
OTHER MINISTRIES: 

(SA) Sluder, David - Volunteers Coordinator, Mountain Housing Opportunities, 
Asheville 

(H310.b)(H365, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIACONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED 
THROUGH UMC-RELATED AGENCIES: 

(RA) Biddle, Margaret Ann - Child Care Consultant, MHC; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(RA) Nicholson, Sue Ellen - Director of Children/Youth Ministries, Conference 

Connectional Ministries; Raleigh: Millbrook CC 
(BU) Workman, Anna Gail - Associate Council Director of Church Development and 

Evangelism, Virginia Conference; Mebane CC 

(H 313.1) (Par. 365, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIACONAL MINISTERS ON LEAVE: 

(Wl) Arledge, Alice - Personal Leave 

(U 346.1) CLERGY APPOINTED IN ANOTHERANNUAL CONFERENCE OROTHER 

METHODIST DENOMINATION: 
(SA) Bissett, Jay W. [PE] - Pastor at Mitchell-Yancey Charge, Marion District, 
Western NC Conference; Biscoe CC 

(GR) Goldfinch, Albert Eugene Jr. - Pastor at Cedar Falls-Central Falls, High Point 

District, Western NC Conference; Vanceboro CC 
(RA) Huckaby, Robert [FD], Brentwood, Tennessee, Minister of Discipleship; Raleigh: 

Asbury 
(RA) Sims, Carolyn K. - Newlyn Street UMC, Greensboro, Western NC Conference; 

Garner: St. Andrews CC 
(RM) Hadden, Sidney Gene - Part-time appointment in Bowling Green District, 

Kentucky Conference; Spring-Lebanon CC 
(SA) Martin, Erin - Director of Christian Education at Wesley Church, Eugene, 

Oregon in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; Southern Pines CC 
(RA) McQuade, J. Stanley - Serving in Irish Methodist Conference; Raleigh: St. 

James CC 

(H344.1.C) CLERGY APPOINTED AS MISSIONARIES: 

(RA) Bryant, Richard [PE]; Appointed to serve in Russia and Eurasia; Raleigh: Asbury 

CC 
(Wl) Harrison, Shana Deanetia, Appointed to serve in Chile; Wesleyan Chapel CC 



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(11 354) CLERGY LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

(NB) Clark-Dickens, Kathy A. - Sneads Ferry: First CC 

(FA) King, Carl H. - Fayetteville: Haymount CC 

(GR) Leburg, Michael W. - Greenville: Covenant CC 

(DU) Metcalf, Ellen - Durham: Epworth CC 

(NB) Parker, Richard H. - Sneads Ferry CC 

(RA) Switzer, Maryellen Phelan - Knightdale CC 

(RO) White, Dena McFarland - Rockingham: East CC 

(RA) Wong, Heather Herrin - Raleigh: Fairmont CC 

fll 355) CLERGY FAMILY LEAVE: 

(FA) Fowler-Marchant, Donna - Fayetteville: Haymount CC 

(RA) Helms, Suzanna Ross - Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
(BU) MacVane, Joy Reed - Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(GO) Stewart, Patricia V. [FD] - Smithfield: Centenary CC 

(P57) TRANSITIONAL LEAVE FOR DEACONS IN FULL CONNECTION WHO ARE 
IN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS: 

(GR) Logston, Linda; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 

(II 358.1) CLERGY INCAPACITY LEAVE: 

(NB) Barber, W. Edward - Swansboro CC 

(GO) Crowe, John Marshall - Goldsboro: St. Luke CC 

(RM) Ethridge, Faye [PD] - Trinity Parish CC 

(BU) Evans, Tommy L - Lebanon CC 

(RO) Fox, Doris T. - Laurinburg: Galilee CC 

(FA) Frizelle, Willie H. [AM] - Raeford: Hoke CC 

(RM) Galipi, Victor L. - Bailey CC 

(GR) Godwin, Sherwood A. - Sharon CC 

(Wl) Grady, Larry S. [OF] - Bethel-Lebanon 

(DU) Harsh-Cafferty, Susan - Durham: Resurrection CC 

(DU) Hayes, Carol Dell [FD] - Durham: Resurrection CC 

(NB) Higgins, Lawrence C. - New Bern: Faith CC 

(RO) Jordan, Bobby L. [AM] - St. Paul CC 

(SA) Lee Torres, Ronda [FD] - Pinehurst CC 

(BU) Litzenberger, Charles M. - Chapel Hill: University CC 

(NB) Lupton, John C, Jr. [FL] - Cherry Point CC 

(RO) Malloy, David O. - Laurinburg: Jerusalem CC 

(RA) Millan, Hector Manuel - Avent Ferry CC 

(Wl) Miller, Lon William - Bolton CC 

(RM) Morrison, J. Edward - Roanoke Rapids: Smith CC 

(RA) Pinner, W Rickman - Fuquay-Varina CC 

(DU) Spence, Clinton Wlliam - Durham: Calvary CC 

(RM) Tart, Michael L. [FL] - Trinity Parish CC 

(BU) Trotter, J. Albert - Chapel Hill: Orange CC 

(RA) Wall, C. Arthur - Fuquay-Varina CC 

(EC) Watson, Debra S. - South Mills CC 

(RO) Womack, LaVerne B. - Laurinburg: First CC 

(II 416.6) CLERGY APPOINTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL: 

(DU) Colon-Emeric, Edgardo - Duke University, PhD Program; Durham: Reconciliation 
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(H313.2, 1992 Book of Discipline) RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERS: 

Bernice Ballance, R. H. Garrison, Jr., Irene F. Gattis, Marilyn H. Johnson, Tacoma F. 
O'Connor, Susan Parker, Leslie C. Womack 

(11 359) RETIRED CLERGY: 

BU Gayle T. Alexander, J. C.Alexander, Jr., Susan LutzAllred, James A. Auman, 

Rene' O. Bideaux, Rex E. Brooks, Phillip S. Brown, James L. Bryan, Nathan H. 
Byrd, Angus M. Camerson, Warren Cash [RA], W. R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, 
Robert K. Eldredge, Ronald E. Gardner, Otto Hardt, John E. Harwood, James L. 
Hobbs, Hugo Hodgin, J. Donald Johnson, Jerry J. Juren, Joe D. Lister, G. 
Robert McKenzie, Jr., Floyd R. Morrow, Robert E. Lee Moser, Mary Peacock [RD], 
G. Paul Phillips III, Tommy G. Privette, R. Dennis Ricks, Jr., K. Carl Singley, Guy 
V. Soule, Jr., Richard A. Stanley, Jr., E. Russell Stott, Herman N. Ward, Jr., H. 
Langill Watson, Carson O. Wiggins, Sr., Denny C. Wse, William L. Wolfe 

DU P. Wesley Aitken, Walton N. Bass, John R. Blue, Edward W. Bogie, Billy M. 

Carden, Daniel Ross Chandler, Richard L. Cox, Albert F. Fisher, Everett France, 
Johanna Hancock, Michael B. Hobbs, Thomas G Holtsclaw, Bess G Hunnings, 
Wilbur I. Jackson, William M. Jeffries, George W. Johnson, Vassar W. Jones, F 
Belton Joyner, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, Charles H. Lancaster, Brooks B. Little, 
Thomas E. Loftis, Charles H. Mercer, Joyce Odom, Robert T Osborn, Charles E. 
Owens, H. Worth Pearce, Benjamin F Potter, Jr., Julie Forringer Purcell, John E. 
Reed, Ben C. Rouse, Wlliam D. Sabiston III, E. Douglas Stanfield, David C. 
Steinmetz, Stuart R. Tucker, Robert L. Wallace, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., William J. Wtt, 
Eldon Woodcock 

EC Francis C. Bradshaw, Corbin L. Cherry, W. Thomas Clarke, William E. 

Clements, Jan J. Dickens, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Charles H. 
Hutchinson, Doris J. Johnson [RL], Edgar E. Whitley 

FA Kenneth E. Beane, Gilbert W Beeson, Jr., H. A. Bizzell, Jr., George F Blanchard, 
George P. Chandler, Franklin D. Daniels, Allen C. Edens, Jr., M. Elton Hendricks, 
Julius Jernigan, T Garland Knott, Maurice L. Lancaster [RA], Samuel S. Lee, 
Lawrence E. Lugar, John M. Mackey, James H. McLean [RA], Benjamin R. 
Melvin, John G. Olive [RA], Carrie W Parrish, T Arnold Pope, Robert M. Poulk, 
Dorothy L. Rudd [RL], William R. Rudd, J. Thomas Smith, Neil E. Smith, Charles 
E. Sparks, Bobby P. Tyson, Sr., Walter P. Weaver, Samuel J. Womack 

GO John C. Andrews, Linwood C. Boyette, Hobart W Burnside, C. McGee Creech, 
Daniel M. Forbes, Jr.[RA], W Sherman Guthrie [RA], Charles M. Hackett, H. L. 
Harrell, Julian B. Helms, Ralph M. Hill, Jean L. Hood, Thomas D. Hoogerland, 
Linwood S. Jones [RA], Grady L. Kinley, F D. Lamneck, Henry W. Lee, Wallace 
B. Lewis [RA], Frank I. Lloyd, Jr., E. G Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, Bobby E. 
Smith, Nevin D. Snyder, William C. Spencer, Richard J. Williams [RD], P. C. 
Yelverton 

GR M. Randall Baker, Robert G Harris, Jr., George A. Jones, Richard Leonhard [RL], 
James H. Miller, Jr., J. B. Parvin, Daniel P. Powers [RL/D], Paul B. Scott, Jr., 
Caswell E. Shaw, Jr., Wayne E. Thomas, Gladys R. Williford, Claude T Wilson 

NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Paul C. Browning, Charles V. Bryant, 
Clingman C. Capps, Clyde B. Cheezem, Robert B. Craig [RL], Rudolph Hodge, 
Herbert F Home [RL], Horace L. McLaurin, James R. Oliver, Joseph C. Parker, 
Harold T PickettCharles L. Pollock, Ernest R. Porter, William W Sherman, Jr., 
Robert S. Shields, Charles C. Smith, Wilbur C. Teachey, Pearl G West 

RA Robert L. Baldridge, Berry O. Barbour, Troy J. Barrett, Jack M. Benfield, Joseph 
K. Bostick, Kermit L. Braswell, Samuel H. Brown, Douglas L. Byrd, Hugh H. 
Cameron, Eric Carson, Harold M. Chrismon, Sr., John H. Crum, David E. Daniel, 
B. L. Davidson, Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Clyde H. Dunn, Edward C. Elliott, F Owen 



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Fitzgerald, Jr., Kenneth E. Frazier, Michael F. Gast, J. Conrad Glass, R. Keith 
Glover, Riley T. Hamilton [RL], Jack L. Hunter, Geraldine D. Ingram, Eddie Jo 
Jarrett, Glenda N. Johnson, Henry Lovelace, Tracy Maness, Glenn E. Mason, W. 
N. McDonald, Robert F. McKee, George C. Megill, Rayford Methvin, Eric O. 
Murray, Donald C. Nagel, Argel H. Payne, J. Donald Phillips, Reginald W. 
Ponder, Sr., Nancy Ann Pugh [RD], F. R. Randolph, J. Earl Richardson, J. P. 
Rickards, Robin J. Scroggs, K. B. Sexton, William G Sharpe IV, Jerry T. Smith, 
Sidney E. Stafford, Rufus Stark, James L. Summey, Bruce D. Taylor, Leo C. 
Thompson, Neil H. Thompson, C. Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon C. Tyson, James M. 
Waggoner, H. Robert Warren, James I. Warren, Jr., Christian White, John H. 
White, James A. Williams, A.J. (Jack) Wilson 

RO H. Phillip Barrineau, J. Peter Belec, James C.P Brown, Paul G Bunn, John G. 
Cottingham, Jimmy F. Cummings [RA], Simeon F. Cummings, William 
Cummings, Donnie G Davis [RA], Robert F. Dean, Tommy M. Faggart, Robert S. 
Gibson, Robert H. Hargrove [RL], Harold F Leatherman, Bill James Locklear, 
Robert L. Mangum, Leonard E. Mayo, Clyde G McCarver, Robert F. Moore, Miles 
Murphy, Jr., Roger D. Paxton, Robert H. Ray, Robert J. Rudd, Richard C. Sharp, 
James M. Short, James A. Starnes, James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. Stone, William 
V Taylor, James F. Thompson, William M. Wells, Jr. 

RM John K. Bergland, Lester C. Bissette, Jesse V Bone, Daniel D. Bowman, John 
M. Bowman [RA], H. Charles Davis, Daniel T. Earnhardt, G. Lloyd Edge, J. 
Sidney Epperson, Aydlett J. Eure, Jr., Don Lee Harris, R. Harry Jordan, Richard 
F Lewis [RA], Milton T. Mann, Carleton P. McKita, Robert W Morgan, J. Edward 
Morrison, Ben F. Musser, Brooks Patten, James L. Reavis, Jr., Luis F. Reinoso, 
Graham Royall [RA], H. M. Wilkinson, John E. Williams 

SA Lovell R. Aills, Morris L. Barber, Bobby C. Black, Robert F. Bundy, Thomas A. 

Danek, Jefferson W. Davis [RL], Ronald E. Dietrich, Joseph W. Forbes, Leon D. 
Fowler, Clarence Garner, C. Franklin Grill, James W Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, 
Jack Manley Hunter, Frank I. Lloyd, William K Mitchell, Jr., Travis W. Owen, R. 
Bruce Pate, F. Gerald Peterson, Julian W. Scott, William F Williams, Ben H. 
Wilson III 

Wl James H. Bailey, H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Fleming, Jr., Charles J. Hause [RL], 
John W. Hobbs, J. Mark Kasper, Joseph Kossan, Russell R. Knowles [RA], 
Ecwood C. Lancaster, J. Rodney Lane, Jr. [RA], Gerald R. Massey [RA], Peleg D. 
Midgett III, Alvin J. Morris, John K. Ormond, Jr., John S. Paschal, Luther M. Peele, 
Jr., John S. Pearsall, Robert E. Rattz [RA], Jeanne L. Ray [RL], George C. Smith, 
John L. Stokes III, Roger E. Thompson, M. Eugene Tyson, Lynn T. Wall 



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• Structure Review Committee 

• Conference Connectional Ministries 

• Communications Circle 

Archives and History, Commission on 

• Episcopal Circle 

Christian and Interfaith Unity Council 
Congregational Development, Commission on 
District Superintendents, Report of 
Monitoring and Accountability Ministry Team 



Mission Development Circle 

2007 Advance Specials 

Church and Society, Commission on 

Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, Committee on 

Disaster Recovery Ministries/M.E. R.C.I. 

Evangelism, Commission on 

Hispanic Ministries Team 

Missions Team 

Multicultural Ministries 

Native American Ministries 

Peru Covenant, Task Force on 

United Methodist Women 



Legislation and Reports 



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• Spiritual Formation and Leadership Circle 

Campus Ministry 

Children's Ministry Team 

Christian Educators Fellowship 

Clergy Care, Committee on 

Clergy Counseling and Consultation, Commission on 

Conference Relations, Committee on 

Continuing Education, Committee on 

Enlistment, Committee on 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry, 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense, Committee on 

Laity, Commission on 

Ministerial Education Fund, Committee on 

NC Pastors' School and Duke Divinity School Convocation 

Older Adult Ministries, Committee on 

Ordained Ministry, Board of 

Psychological Testing & Background Checks, Committee on 

Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on 

Sexual Ethics Support Team 

Worship, Commission on 

United Methodist Men 

United Methodist Youth 

• Resource Ministries Circle 

Trustees, Conference Board of 

2006 Report on The United Methodist Building 

Conference Staff Relations, Committee on 

Equitable Compensation, Commission on 

Finance and Administration, Council on 

Incapacity, Joint Committee on 

Insurance, Committee on 

Partners in Caring, NC Conference 

Pensions, Board of 

United Methodist Foundation 

Statisticians Report 



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STRUCTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

The team met, reviewed, discussed, and approved the suggested changes to our 
conference structure which will be spelled out in more detail this spring before Annual 
Conference convenes. The revised structure has also been amended and approved 
by the Conference Connectional Table and will be mailed to clergy and lay members 
and presented to the Annual Conference Briefing Sessions held in each district this 
spring. 

The changes will move the structure more into line with the General 
Connectional Table, enlarge it slightly, and will enable mission and money to be 
brought to the same table where the mission, ministries, and resources of our 
conference can be coordinated more effectively. Collaboration with the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administration will continue to be crucial as the vision of our 
Annual Conference determines more transparently how our budget is shaped. 

We give thanks to God for the excellent manner in which our young structure has 
been embraced by our clergy and laity, for the generous manner in which our 
congregations continue to respond to fair-share and second mile giving opportunities, 
and for the strengthening of our conference we believe the proposed revisions will 
provide. 

Watch for the details in a later separate mailing in mid-May. 

George Johnson, Rick Clayton, Tom Holtsclaw, Brenda Brown, Bob Frazier, 
Louisa Locklear, Delores Langley, Charles M. Smith 



CONFERENCE CONNECTIONAL MINISTRIES 

The Conference Connectional Table is working under the vision and mission state- 
ment it has been discerning over the past several months: 

Healthy Congregations and Effective Leaders in Every Place 
Making Disciples of Jesus Christ 
for the Transformation of the World. 
In cooperation with the Structure Review Team, a proposal to revise the structure 
and purpose of the table is being prepared for presentation to Annual Conference and 
will be explained at the Briefing Sessions to be held in each district prior to 
conference. The table will be less of a think tank and more of a coordinating body 
which will place our structure more in line with the General Connectional Table. The 
size will grow to 37 from the current 31 enabling more conference boards, agencies, 
and committees to participate in forming the vision and recommending funding 
priorities. The table will become the central place where mission and money are 
brought to the same table and will strengthen our ability as a conference to better 
match up vision and priorities with adequate funding. This will enhance the 
collaboration with the Conference Council on Finance required by the Discipline to 
bring a united budget presentation to Annual Conference each year. We believe this 
will enable us to expand our grand tradition of being a leader in the denomination in 
creative missional opportunities within our boundaries and in our generous support of 
general and jurisdictional ministries. 

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COMMUNICATIONS CIRCLE 

The year since we gathered last has brought great change in communications in the 
North Carolina Conference. At the same time we celebrated 150 years of publication of 
the North Carolina Christian Advocate, a realization came that the funding sources of 
the Advocate were drying up. After much deliberation and conversation between 
representatives of the North Carolina Conference and the Western North Carolina 
Conference, and including the counsel of Bishop Gwinn and Bishop McClesky, both 
conference treasurers and communications directors, and representatives of the 
Methodist Board of Publications, an agreement was reached to dissolve the 
partnership between the two conferences in the publication efforts of the Advocate and 
to cease publication of the paper in the fall of 2005. 

As the decision was reached to cease joint publication of the Advocate, North 
Carolina conference members of the Board of Publications, members of the NCC 
Communications Circle, the Communications Director for the Conference and other 
key persons met to vision the ongoing need for print communications to the NCC 
Advocate subscribers while at the same time discussing the future of communications 
as we move more into cyber-technology and e-communications. Thanks to the 
generous offers of Barry Merrill and Brownie Futrell to publish and mail a new Advocate 
for the North Carolina Conference, a six-month window of time was given for 
reorganization to take place. Thanks also to Bill Norton, Lee Ann Thornton, Linda Smith 
and all others who are overseeing the production of the NCC Advocate in this time of 
transition. 

While the events of the demise of the North Carolina Christian Advocate are sad 
for all of us, the change offers to us a window of opportunity to vision for the 21 st 
century the vehicles of communication that will be most useful in fulfilling our mission 
of telling the world what the church is up to. So we go forth in thanksgiving for all that 
has been and hope for all that will be as we do our part in making disciples for the 
transformation of the world. 

A celebration from committee of Archives and History is the great gathering of the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction in the North Carolina Conference to remember The Garber 
Years. Lectures and tours will be given from the Duke Divinity campus to the places in 
the conference where the vision sown by Bishop Garber grew new churches at a rate 
unparalleled in the history of the conference. Congratulations to Arthur Warren, Laura 
Bailey and all associated with this great event for the North Carolina Conference 
Archives and History Committee. 

The challenges of funding Igniting Ministries continue as cuts in budget are 
ongoing. As there have only been a couple of years when we have had funding to apply 
for matching grants from the General Church, we have lost the opportunity to 
participate in Igniting Ministries in ways that might have been truly fruitful in 



Lib Campbell, Convener 

Archives and History, Commission on 

The spring meetings of the Historical Society and the Commission were held at 
Chestnut Street United Methodist Church in Lumberton, NC on April 9, 2005. We had a 
nice attendance and an outstanding presentation of the history of the church. It was 
noted that Rev. Francis Asbury visited in the area several times, Sunday, March 11, 
1787 and sixteen years later. 

A planning meeting was conducted on May 10, 2005 at the United Methodist 
Building in Raleigh, NC to finalize a brochure for the 2006 SEJ meeting and any 
additional work that could be completed. A presentation to our Annual Conference was 



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made on Friday, June 10, 2005 to promote our work and give out brochures for the 
2006 SEJ Historical Society Meeting and to encourage attendance at the 2005 SEJ H. 
S. Meeting in S.C. 

The S. E. J. Historical Society meeting to be held in our Conference June 27-30, 
2006 is a wonderful opportunity to be more informed about our history and experience 
some history first hand on a bus tour. It will be hosted at Duke University Divinity 
School and will celebrate the Bishop Garber Era. Bishop Paul Neff Garber served our 
Conference from February 1951 to July 1968 holding 18 regular sessions and several 
special sessions. Higher Education, Camping Ministry, Retirement Homes and New 
Church Development are several areas among others that flourished during his 
tenure. We invite everyone to be a part of this event and join with us in the celebration, 
for more information or a brochure, please contact the Conference Media Center. 

We very much appreciate the work of our Conference Staff, Mrs. Laura Bailey and 
Mrs. Linda Smith with our Newsletter the Saddlebags and other activities. Rev. Frank 
Grill, our Conference Historian, continues to faithfully assist with our work. 

The SEJ Historical Society meeting held July 12-15, 2005 in Charleston, SC was 
an outstanding event with the theme; "Methodism in Charleston: From Wesley to Civil 
Rights". Those in attendance from our Conference were: Mrs. Pat Bailey, Mrs. Vivian 
Mitchell, Mr. John Mitchell and Rev. W. Arthur Warren, Jr. We meet at Bethel United 
Methodist Church. There were many wonderful experiences for us like, the Seafood 
Extravaganza and Gathering at Johns Island Rural Mission, visiting Old Bethel Church 
just across the street from Bethel UMC, taking the City of Charleston Walking Tour and 
the City Bus Tour and enjoying all of the presentations on the history of Methodism in 
the Charleston area. 

The fall meetings of the Historical Society and the Commission were held at 
Duke's Chapel United Methodist Church in Durham, NC. Mrs. Ruth Copley shared the 
history of the church and the pastor, Rev. M. B. Collier, Jr. assisted her. We were greatly 
blessed with the day's activities and a wonderful meal. 

We rejoice in the privilege of preserving and sharing our Christian heritage and 
encourage our local churches to be faithful in preserving their history. Our ministry of 
history is an excellent way to offer Christ to the world. 

W. Arthur Warren, Jr., Chairperson 



EPISCOPAL CIRCLE 

As the chair of the Episcopal Circle, I am convinced that the Episcopal Circle strongly 
supports and takes a part of the visions/ mission statement for the North Carolina 
Annual Conference, which is, "Healthy Congregations and effective leaders in every 
place Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Each team 
members of the Episcopal Circle are willing to use our efforts and energy for the 
fulfillment of the vision/ mission statement. For example, Ministerial Relations, District 
Superintendents, Conference Nominations, and the Committee on Episcopacy 
strengthen effective leaders in the NC Annual Conference, especially clergies, as well 
as in local church leadership. Congregational development, Christian unity, Interreli- 
gious Concerns, Monitoring and accountability team members cultivate and enhance 
effective leaders. Besides these teams the Episcopal Circle has the Annual Confer- 
ence program and NC Council of Churches. We all work jointly and build up the body 
of Christ in the NC Annual Conference. 

The mission of the Episcopal Circle is "to listen to, prayerfully consider, and offer 
insight to the Bishop, and to receive and implement tasks of his special interests." It 
is the North Carolina Annual Conference great honor and privilege to have Bishop 



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Gwinn, who shared his great seven visions pathway to "make disciplines." 

1. Developing New Congregations 

2. Teaching the Wesleyan model of forming disciples of Jesus Christ 

3. Strengthening clergy and lay leadership 

4. Reaching out to new generations of children 

5. Eliminating poverty in communities with the poor. 

6. Expanding our ethnic ministry. 

7. Transformation existing congregation. 

Five out of seven visions of "making disciplines" are related and connected to 
the Episcopal Circle. All team members and Conference staff of the Episcopal Circle 
will continue to be faithful and to do our best to accomplish the mission and ministry of 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in the North Carolina Annual Conference in the year 
2006 and 2007. 

Kong Namkung, Chairperson 

Christian and Interfaith Unity Council 

Christian Unity is founded on the theological understanding that thru our common faith 
we are members together in the Body of Christ. With other Christian communions, 
United Methodists declare the essential oneness of the Church in Christ. This unity 
finds expression in hymnody, liturgies, and the historic creeds as we confess one holy, 
catholic and apostolic Church. It is also experienced in joint ventures of ministry and 
in various forms of ecumenical cooperation and dialogue. These are the focus of the 
Christian & Interfaith Unity Council. Our responsibilities are listed in paragraph 641 of 
the 2004 Book of Discipline, and our work is done in connectional relationship with the 
General Commission on Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns. 

In 2005 we participated in conference and regional ecumenical studies of Mutual 
Recognition & Mutual Reconciliation of Ministries, a document prepared by Churches 
Uniting In Christ, exploring full communion between nine denominational commun- 
ions. We anticipate a Conference-wide study being offered as this process further 
develops in order to keep the annual conference informed. We are also pleased to 
report that the Council of Bishops has approved an Interim Eucharistic Sharing 
agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A study resource, 
"Confessing Our Faith Together: A Statement Toward Full Communion" is 
downloadable on the General Commission website ( www.qccuic-umc.org ). and we 
encourage local churches to partner with a nearby ELCA Church to study the document 
together. 

In 2005 we provided grants for participation in the Adult Study Tour to the United 
Nations and Washington D.C.; and a partial grant for a young pastor of our Conference 
to attend the World Council of Churches 9 th Assembly held in Brazil during February 
2006, in concurrence to "raise up a new generation of ecumenical leadership." In April 
2005 we were represented at the National Workshop on Christian Unity held in New 
Orleans. 

This Commission has representation in the ongoing Episcopal/United Methodist 
dialogue, and in the House of Delegates of the North Carolina Council of Churches. 
Several members will attend the 2006 National Workshop on Christian Unity being 
held in San Jose, CA, to keep current the work of ecumenism in the NC Conference. 

Randy Innes, Chairperson 



Congregational Development, Commission on 

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2004 states that the "mission of 

the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ," and that "local churches provide the 



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most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs." The North Carolina 
Conference has taken seriously this charge, leading most conferences in professions 
of faith, new member, and worship attendance growth. 

Five decades ago Bishop Garber helped birth in this annual conference a spirit for 
planting new churches. The 101 churches planted since that time represent over ten 
percent of our 840 churches in the annual conference. In the year 2004 these 
churches represent 24% of conference's worship attendance, 31% of the professions 
of faith, and paid 22% of the total apportionments. Worship attendance is one 
measurement of a church's health and 35 of these churches are among our top 120 
churches with more than 200 persons in worship each week. Of these churches, 7 
have more than 300 in worship, 5 report more than 400 in worship, 10 see over 500 in 
worship, and 1 has over 1,500 persons in worship. The fruit of living into our Lord's 
Great Commission brings energy and life to our annual conference. 

In 2003-04, the Congregational Development Fund, Inc., with the support of 
Bishops Edwards and Gwinn, and an outstanding team of laity and clergy, launched A 
Time to Grow funding initiative. To date, about $1 million has been committed by 
members of the initiative's steering committee members. A Time to Grow initiative 
continues to solicit support from interested laity for the Academy of Leadership 
Excellence in one-on-one and district cultivation events. A national search has been 
conducted for a person to serve as the executive director of the Academy for 
Leadership Excellence and a pilot launch of the Academy is expected to occur in the 
next year. 

We recognize the mission of engaging a multi-cultural community 
that Reconciliation UMC in Durham is undertaking and will celebrate their chartering 
as a church at the 2006 annual conference. We appreciate the experimenting of 
beginning emerging ministries within existing churches and facililities. The 
Shepherd's Table faith community reaches over 80 Zimbabwean immigrants each 
week and is hosted by McMannen UMC. 

It is the function of the Commission on Congregational Development, and the 
associated Office of Congregational Development, to aid congregations and their lay 
and clergy leaders in creating strong and effective churches. Annually, new churches, 
and older churches of all sizes, are assisted with vision and mission planning, staff 
development, lay and clergy leadership development, building committee organization, 
and evangelism and outreach instruction. Each year about 100 churches are 
assisted, most of them small membership in size, and this was again the case in 
2005. In the past decade, 35 new churches have been started within the bounds of the 
North Carolina Conference. These churches have been started in city settings, 
growing suburban communities, and rural communities. Membership in these new 
churches includes persons who are affluent, middle class, and poor, Anglo, Hispanic, 
African-American, Korean, Native American, and Asian. 

The Office of Congregational Development continues to provide through its annual 
contract with Percept Group, Inc., up-to-date community demographic data, accessible 
on-line and without cost, to all local churches ( www.link2lead.com ). 

The Ten Dollar Club, now in its 53rd year, is administered by the Office of 
Congregational Development. The Club's loyal members continue to provide funding 
to underwrite grants to new churches for land purchase and first building construction. 

Allen Bingham, Chairperson 



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District Superintendents, Report of 

Burlington District: In 2005-06, the mission and witness of the Burlington 
District remained vital, faithful, and innovative. All but five local churches paid 100% 
toward their connectional, mission apportionment, for a total district pay-out of 98.7%. 
Several congregations celebrated anniversary year events: Swepsonville UMC — 125 
years, Efland — 100 years and Aldersgate, St. Paul's, and Grace — 50 years. Three 
churches sent mission work teams to Mississippi, in relief of the hurricanes: Mt. 
Hermon, Christ in Chapel Hill, and Front Street. Cedar Grove UMC moved into their 
beautiful, new building and held the consecration service on June 5. They also have 
developed a mission around a community garden named Anathoth (from Jeremiah 
32). The garden serves as a place for the community to work in raising vegetables for 
those in need as well as serve as a site where groups from churches, even school 
groups, can gather to share in mutual service to others. Hillsborough UMC purchased 
a new parsonage with plans of using the old parsonage for church use. Christ UMC in 
Graham will close in June '06. Bellemont UMC "burned notes" of indebtedness and 
held a dedication service on April 30 for their Christian Life Center, parsonage, 
administrative wing, and campus improvements. The churches and pastors of the 
district have been grouped according to regional clusters with 6-10 churches in each 
cluster, for the purpose of partnering and supporting one another in their shared 
mission. One cluster held a fundraising event to support hurricane victims in the Gulf 
states, raising over $4,000. Two clusters conducted cluster charge conferences, with 
one being attended by 160 people, sharing a meal together, and then moving to the 
traditional "business" meeting which was more of a celebration and worship than the 
normal "business." From a successful Christmas mission offering, the district 
purchased and equipped a disaster response trailer to be used by mission groups 
deployed to the Gulf states and elsewhere. The District Laity Rally featured mission 
awareness with the guest speaker being Dr. Mike Ward, former state commissioner of 
public instruction and spouse to Bishop Hope Ward of Mississippi. A district academy 
for disaster response training was held in April at Union Grove UMC. District clergy 
meetings have focused on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. A 24-hour 
Sabbath "Time Out" event was held at Camp Chestnut Ridge for district clergy. RCITI 
(Rural Communities in Transition Initiative) is conducted by the district and funded by 
Duke Endowment as a program to assist pastors and local churches where farmland 
is being lost, factories are closing, housing developments appearing in rural areas, 
and churches and communities are being impacted by these cultural and 
environmental shifts. Duke Endowment has assisted the church communities of 
Saxapahaw, Carr, Evergreen, and Cedar Grove. The District Leadership Training event 
offered eight classes with over 300 persons in attendance. Fourteen clergy and 
spouses participated in a Marriage Enrichment Weekend in February in New Bern. 
The Rainbow Covenant congregations increased from 18 to 23. Seven pastors have 
been involved in group coaching around leadership and wellness through the 
Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska. "To God be the glory for the things he 
has done..." 

Durham District: There are seventy-five (75) individual churches in the Durham 
District making 61 charges. Each church is a center of mission and ministry both to the 
surrounding community and to the area at large. During the year several churches 
were involved in the following changes: 

Cokesbury UMC completed and paid for a new fellowship hall with classrooms. 
Stovall UMC completed a new sanctuary; Mt. Zion is undergoing construction of a new 
fellowship hall and classrooms; Salem in Person County has completed the renovation 
of their sanctuary; Fletcher's Chapel is involved in sanctuary renovation; Plank Chapel 
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Hispanic ministry in Durham has prospered with four churches, in addition to 
Christo-Vive, helping to meet the worship and community needs of the Hispanic people 
in their communities. 

Apportionment payments for the District increased 2.35% in 2005 over previous 
years. 

Space does not permit the telling of the many good things that have happened not 
involving buildings and renovation but which has made a dramatic difference in people's 
lives because of the pastors and churches. We give thanks to God for his activity among 
us all in this great Durham District. 

Elizabeth City District: 2005 has been a good year for the EC district. Our 
accomplishments include the following: 

1. The Building and Location committee approved three 
new building projects and one is near completion. 

2. Three churches have participated in Capital Fund 
Campaigns and have pledged over $2 million. 

3. Disaster Response: Over $90,000 raised for clergy 

support in the Mississippi Conference and supplies for re-building. 

4. Focusing on a new paradigm of doing ministry by partnering with 
churches across the district. 

5. Built a new district parsonage that is debt-free. 

6. Paid 100% apportionments because pastors and churches were 
willing to help smaller congregations with their 100% goal. 

7. Currituck Charge will become a full-time appointment on July 1, 
2006. 

Fayetteville District: The Fayetteville District is blessed with fifty-nine Pastors 
and sixty-four churches. Most of the sixty-four churches are Mission and Ministry 
oriented and involved in the Hand in Hand Ministries, Stephen Ministries, Disciple 
Bible Study, Emmaus Walk, Prison Ministry, Food Pantries, Clothing Thrift Shop, Merci 
Mission trips, as well as day care and after-school programs. Many of the churches 
grew numerically in membership. 

The January Lay Leadership Training was well attended by the District. There 
were approximately 400 in attendance at Hope Mills United Methodist Church where it 
was held. 

Two Congregations, Haymount United Methodist Church and Hay Street United 
Methodist Chur5ch are engaged in completing construction on their new Family Life 
Center. Salem and Erwin United Methodist Churches are preparing major renovation to 
build new Family Life Centers. 

Financially, the District Churches remitted 95.80 % of all apportionments. The 
District gave generously toward the support of Hurricane Katrina Relief Project. 

Since this is my seventh year as District Superintendent of the Fayetteville District, 
I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful support that I've received over 
the past seven years. Please know it has been my privilege to serve you. I pray God's 
continued blessings upon this loyal, faithful and wonderful District. 

Goldsboro District: The goal for the Goldsboro District for the year 2005 has 
highlighted effective pastoral leadership and healthy, dynamic churches for the 
transformation of the world by making disciples of Jesus Christ. In an effort to fulfill 
these goals, the Goldsboro District has centered its ministry on mentoring groups for 
pastors and leadership opportunities for congregations. Through the presence of the 
holy spirit in the Goldsboro District this has been a year of advancement and 
celebration. The district paid almost 96% of its apportionments and has seen 
increases in membership and worship attendance. Several congregations have 
begun multiple services of worship where pastors and congregations have sought to 
bring relevancy to the gospel in contemporary times. The Lebanon UMC has begun a 



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dynamic ministry of providing staple food items for their community as has the Selma 
Edgerton UMC. Charity UMC has begun a ministry to the emerging Latino population 
in it's midst. The Faison UMC has expressed itself as a strong mission station 
reaching to it's community in creative and meaningful means to make the person of 
Jesus incarnate. New Hope UMC has a program called Parents Anonymous which 
offers care and counsel to people whose lives are often stressed beyond endurance. 

The Goldsboro District has a vital partnership with the First Methodist Church of 
Pascagoula, Mississippi where teams of lay and clergy will continue to reach and love 
to this congregation so devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Congregations of the 
Goldsboro District have served on mission teams to Mexico, Hyde County, NC, the 
mountains of NC and other places of need. A new sanctuary has begun arising at the 
Walker Memorial UMC. A new Education Building is being built at Bethel Wayne UMC. 
The Wesley Chapel UMC is planning a new edition to its historic building. The Salem 
UMC completed a major renovation to its Grange Fellowship Hall. 

This has truly been a year in which the spirit of God has been moving across the 
face of the Neuse River Basin, called the Goldsboro District. 

Greenville District: Laity and clergy across the Greenville District are seeking to 
become transforming faith communities calling persons to Jesus Christ and uniting 
them in service to His Kingdom. Charges in the district increased their level for faithfulness 
in mission and service giving from 94% to 97% in 2005. We seek to become a district that 
meets its commitments at 100% in 2006. Our Hispanic ministry at Grimesland, Unidos 
por Cristo, is growing numerically and spiritually. We celebrate the completion of a new 
church facility for Sharon UMC. Hookerton UMC completed a new fellowship hall and 
plans a sanctuary renovation. Soule UMC on the Hyde Charge added a new fellowship 
building. Last fall, the District Board of Trustees, following District Conference action, 
sold the district parsonage located on Martinsburg Road and purchased a new home on 
Carnoustie Drive to serve as district parsonage. During 2005, Walstonburg UMC and 
Parmele UMC elected to discontinue services. We are thankful for the ministry these 
churches have provided in the past. In all that we do together, we offer thanks to God! 

New Bern District: The New Bern District has enjoyed another good year. 
Growth in ministry and mission has been reflected throughout the District. 63 of our 65 
churches paid 100% of their 2005 apportionments. There was a great outpouring of 
support for Katrina relief. The Hispanic Ministry EMBRACE continued to flourish, 
anchored at Pine Valley UMC in Jacksonville. Several churches have been expanding 
their facilities in order to expand their ministries. FUMC in Morehead City has occupied 
a new 2.2 million education building. Garber UMC has recently consecrated its new 
5.5 million Ministry Center. Faith Harbor UMC in Surf City is scheduled to have 
consecrated its new 1.3 million sanctuary. A new Community Life Center is under 
construction at St James UMC in Newport. Finally, Broadcreek UMC has completed a 
new sanctuary. 

Raleigh District: God said to Ezekiel, Say to the house of Israel, 'A new heart I 
will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you.' The Raleigh District celebrates this 
word from God which the District believes is being lived-out in our places of ministry. 

Because of the growth in their worshiping communities, new sanctuaries have 

been completed at Macedonia (Cary) and North Raleigh United Methodist Churches. 

Other construction projects, which enable congregations to expand their ministries, 

include the completion of a new ministry-center at Garner United Methodist Church 

and the planning of a fellowship hall at Layden Memorial. Avent Ferry has begun 

construction of a new sanctuary, while Knightdale United Methodist Church has made 

significant progress in its plans for relocation. There was a shift in the paradigm for 

enabling ministries among the Latino/Hispanic community by decentralizing the 

ministry and integrating it into local congregations. The District acknowledged that the 

season for a multicultural congregation in Morrisville had not come and closed Church 

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The work which God has called forth from the Raleigh District has been 
significantly enhanced by the appointment of the Reverend Jo Elaine Harris as the 
District Pastor of Missions. One aspect of her ministry was to facilitate a District-wide 
work team, with over one hundred clergy and laity, to D'lberville, Mississippi. The 
District also lived-into a new paradigm in the appointment of the superintendent to 
serve as part of a pastoral team in a local congregation while continuing to serve the 
District. Churches were encouraged to envision new ways in which the office of the 
superintendent could serve to build healthy congregations. 

Thanks be to God for the ways in which the congregations in the Raleigh District 
have heard the calling of God's voice. 

Rockingham District: The Rockingham District: In 2005 the Rockingham 
District has given witness to the boundless reservoir of God's grace, and it has been 
that grace which has been sufficient for people called United Methodist on this district. 
Despite the very unique challenges of our district we have continued to remind faithful 
to the call of God; "to make disciples for the transformation of the world." The 
Rockingham District is blessed to have within its bounds gifted laity and clergy who 
exhibit the desire to live out their passions, mission, and ministry. Many of our 
churches have taken work teams to the Gulf Coast, and our Native American churches 
continue to be blessed by their partnership with the people of Bolivia having built 
several homes there with many more yet to be built. We are also working on the Asbury 
Home to be built in Pembroke, North Carolina. The district counts it an honor to have 
both the clergy and lay Denman Award winners to be recognized at the 2006 Annual 
Conference. The laity of our district are a major part of our making disciples for Jesus 
Christ, and they exhibit such vital faith through our record attendance at both the basic, 
and advance course of Lay Speaker Training. 

The Rockingham District Office renovations were completed in the summer of 
2005. The renovations include a conference room, and district superintendent's office 
space. 

I can think of no other district that truly lives into the words of Deuteronomy 33:25 
"Your strength will equal your days." We in the Rockingham District understand the 
truth that some days are "little days," with no great task or test. But some days are "big 
days," with major needs, but whatever the day brings whether challenge or 
celebratation God gives strength sufficient for the need of each day. Thanks be to God, 
for the things God has, and will do. We in the Rockingham district believe our best 
days are not behind us, but in front of us! 

Rocky Mount District: The last year has been one of unusual accomplishments 
for the Rocky Mount District. On the morning of August 29, when Hurricane Katrina 
swept across the Gulf Cost, the Rocky Mount District mobilized it emergency response 
team. $150,000 was collected for UMCOR and work teams from fourteen 
congregations prepared to go to Mississippi and Louisiana. 

The pastor of our adopted church, Eastlawn UMC in Pascagoula, broke down in 
tears with the RM district superintendent on the second day of relief efforts. "You have 
given us much more than money." said George Jackson, "You have given us hope!" 
The Reverend Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, came and spoke at the Rocky Mount 
District Lay Rally in March, expressing appreciation for the outpouring of love and 
assistance. The district work teams sheetrocked and replace the kitchen appliances 
in the parsonage. Work teams from Sandy Cross, West Nash, Englewood, Pinetops 
and Englewood, as well as other congregations, went to help re-build this area. 

The Rocky Mount District paid 100% of its conference apportionments. Every 
church paid out completely for the second year in a row. Some churches, such as 
Littleton, provided significant second-mile giving in outreach support. This church 
gave some an additional $40,000 to UMCOR and world mission beyond its budget 
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Building programs were initiated in several locations. Bailey broke ground for a 
half million dollar renovation and expansion. Littleton approved plans for a new 
parsonage. Evansdale completed a beautiful family life center addition. Elm City 
undertook extensive renovation of its facilities. Winstead worked on acquisition of land 
for a re-location of its facilities to the US 264 corridor. Zion in Northampton County 
installed a lift making the building handicapped accessible. Battleboro completed 
extensive renovations to its parsonage. Halifax occupied their new fellowship hall 
which will serve the entire community. Smith Church paved a new parking lot and 
began looking at ways to expand the facilities to meet the needs of their growing 
congregation. 

Concord celebrated the renovation of its 1795-era facility, one in which Bishop 
Francis Asbury preached, with a consecration service hosting Bishop Alfred Gwinn. 
First Wilson celebrated its 150th and New Hope (Halifax Co.) celebrated their 200th 
anniversary. 

La Estrella Resplandeciente United Methodist expanded its program with the 
addition of two Spanish-speaking Duke students from Texas. This church now 
provides ESL classes and tutoring for Hispanic students in the local middle school. 

The Rocky Mount District is alive and well, proclaiming a gospel of reconciliation, 
renewal and hope! 

Sanford District: The Sanford District rejoices again as a community of faith that 
is truly seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world 
into the fullness of the Kingdom of God. We hear that phrase all the time, "The 
Kingdom of God." We hear it lifted up in the New Testament, especially the first four 
books. We sing about in the church. We hear it from the lips of our Christian leaders. 
But do we know what it really is? Can we put out finger on it? Can we set out on a 
journey to find it? It is a topic Jesus addressed time and time again. He must have 
said on many occasions, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story can I 
use to illustrate it?" We know He used mysterious parables to spark the curiosity of 
the people when He shared the following words, "The Kingdom is like a farmer; it is 
like a treasure hunt; it's like a woman working some yeast into some dough. It's like a 
fishing net, a mustard seed, a pearl of great price found at a market stall." In other 
words, the Kingdom is not a political coup as Jesus' listeners were hoping. It is not 
even a physical place at all. It has been here all the time, waiting to be found in the 
midst of everyday life, as close as our heartbeat. Jesus said in Luke 17:21, "The 
Kingdom of God is already among you." 

We believe we are Kingdom people doing Kingdom living in the Sanford District 
as we share the unconditional love of Jesus Christ across the globe. We celebrate 
our missional giving of over $200,000 in offerings received to support Katrina victims; 
$4,200 given to One Great Hour of Sharing; $1,300 given on World Communion 
Sunday; $1,200 given on Human Relations Sunday; $900 given to Student Day 
Offering; $2,200 given to Peace with Justice offering; $9,800 given to support the $10 
Club; over $70,000 given to Conference Advance Specials; $17,400 given to World and 
National Missions. 

We rejoice in that the District paid almost 98% of our Connectional Missional 
Support, and 100 % payout of World Service for the Annual Conference. We celebrate 
support for black colleges, Africa University, Interdenominational Corporation Fund in 
the amount of $23,000. We celebrate 46 Rainbow Covenant Churches, and we 
celebrate the outstanding work of our United Methodist Men in our District who have 
served over 50,000 meals to Katrina victims in Mississippi. We celebrate several 
mission teams who have gone to Mississippi to offer support where needed. We 
celebrate our mission giving to the Methodist Retirement Home, United Methodist 
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We rejoice in celebrating wonderful Leadership Workshops with a large 
attendance coming to grow in their understanding of their leadership roles in the life of 
the Church. We celebrate 600 in attendance at our District Lay Rally at which Bishop Al 
Gwinn shared an inspiring message of how we can be healthy and vital churches. 
These are just a few signs of the coming of the Kingdom, and yet, we know there is far 
more to come. 

In the Sanford District we continue to see our churches build facilities that will 
continue to shape the spiritual formation of individual lives. Piney Grove United 
Methodist Church has completed their family life center and it is indeed beautiful. 
Asbury United Methodist is renovating its sanctuary. Smyrna United Methodist Church 
has finished its family life center and paid it off. Jones Chapel and Moncure United 
Methodist Churches are trying to renovate and restore a youth center given to the 
community. Trinity United Methodist Church in Troy has completed a renovation of its 
sanctuary and it is beautiful. Merritt's Chapel has completed a family life center and is 
ready to dedicate that facility. McQueen's Chapel United Methodist Church is in the 
process of completing a new fellowship hall. Trinity United Methodist Church in 
Sanford is a mission station which has seen its membership grow from 7 persons to 
66 in the last two years. Little River United Methodist has just completed a new 
fellowship hall. 

As you can see, we believe the Kingdom has come and will continue to come in 
its fullness. In the meanwhile, we will keep singing, 

"The Kingdom is coming. 

O Tell ye the story. 

God's banner exalted shall be. 

The earth shall be full of his knowledge 

And glory, 

As waters cover the sea." 

Wilmington District: John Wesley would be glad to know that the Wilmington 
District pastors and churches are "going on to perfection." In 2005 we paid 100.01% of 
our conference apportionments. 

Several churches are engaged in building projects and land acquisition: Harbor, 
$1.3 million education space; Trinity, Southport, $2.3 million education/fellowship 
space; Ocean View, $2 million sanctuary/administration/education space; Seaside, 
$3.2 million sanctuary/education space; Old Dock, $100,000 fellowship hall; Sharon, 
$1.4 million sanctuary/administrative/ education space and $10,000 land purchase; 
Wrightsville Beach, $2.6 million land purchase for parking/building expansion. 

Outstanding ministries and missions: District Children's Day, over 700 
attending; organization of Congregational Development and Transformation Task 
Force; District Conflict Transformation Workshop; District Camp Meeting with Bishop 
Gwinn; Wlmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM), 27 projects completed; "Get on 
the Bus II," $7,223 cash and a busload of medical supplies for Ghanta; $29,560 for 
Katrina Relief and District Work Team to Biloxi, MS; 21 Rainbow Covenant churches. 

We rejoice that God has blessed the Wilmington District with effective leaders 
and healthy congregations. 



Monitoring and Accountability Ministry Team 

As the Monitoring and Accountability Ministry Team of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference, we will continue to guide and encourage this NCC to realize the full and 
equal participation of all God's children, regardless of ethnicity, gender, physical 
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During Annual Conference 2005 we offered the following ministries to 
encourage inclusiveness in the life of our North Carolina Conference. 

1) We monitored the plenary sessions and worship experience to 
record participation rates. The results were published daily in the 
Saddlebags as feedback. Participation in worship services: Racial 
Ethnic Men 12.5%, and Racial Ethnic Women 4%, Anglo Women 
8.5%, and Anglo Men 75%. 

2) The business sessions of our conference 25% women and 75% 
men. 16.6% Racial Ethnics and 83.4% Anglo. 9.5% Racial Ethnic 
Women, and 7.5% Racial Ethnic Men. 13% Anglo Women and 70% 
Anglo Men. 

3) District Superintendents: There are twelve district superintendents in 
our conference: Three of them are African American which constitute 
25%, one Native American which constitutes 8.5%, one Anglo 
American Woman which constitutes 8.5% and seven Anglo American 
Men which constitutes 58%. There are 642 (give or take) 
appointments in our Annual Conference. Of the 642 appointments 26 
are cross-racial which constitutes (4%). Of the twenty-six cross- 
racial appointments seven are African American, which constitute 
(27%): Four are Euro Americans, which constitutes (15%):Eight are 
Native Americans, which constitute (31%): Six are Asian Americans, 
which constitute (23%): And one is Hispanic American, which 
constitute (4%). 

On our report last year the Monitoring and Accountability Team stated that your 
cabinet would look much better at 57% Anglo Men than 67%. Bishop your cabinet has 
set a precedent for our General Church when it comes to inclusion in leadership and 
cross-racial appointments in our "great" church. We are happy to be your Monitoring 
and Accountability Team. We are privileged to serve this great Annual Conference. We 
sponsored a Sensitivity Training Even in May of 2005 which targeted the Cabinet and 
Conference Support Staff. It is my conviction that that was the most "eye opening" 
training event that has happened in the life of this Annual Conference. At your request 
Bishop, all of our Pastors, Staff Parish Relationship Committee Chairs, and Lay 
Leaders will receive that training in 2006. 

Burlington, Durham, Raleigh and Sanford is scheduled for May 6, 2006 at Garner 
United Methodist Church, Garner, North Carolina. 

Elizabeth City, Greenville, New Bern and Rocky Mount is scheduled for May 20, 
2006 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Rockingham and Wlmington is scheduled for August 19, 
2006 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

This team will continue to familiarize the NCC with the usefulness of Monitoring 
for inclusiveness as we work to keep before the world and ourselves the church's 
commitment to inclusiveness as a faithful reflection of Jesus' ministry to all people. 

William E. Cummings, Chairperson 



MISSION DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE 

The Mission Development Circle and the teams that make up the circle have spent 
time this year studying the present structure and mission of the work assigned. As 
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regard to its fit with the Bishop's seven pathways. In the coming year alignment with 
these pathways will be a priority of this reorganization process. 

The circle continues to operate following the same mission we began with at the 
beginning of the quadrennian "To inspire courage, cultivate generosity, and to ignite 
service for Christ mission in the world." During the past year we have attempted to 
carry out the ministries we have chosen to devote ourselves to in the furtherance of the 
kingdom and for God's people. The mission circle believes in the structure we have 
adopted as a conference and has worked hard in adjusting budgets to match the 
ministries areas we have chosen to lend our focus to. 

During the past year we have sought to live out the scripture in seeking to live out 
the mandate "to serve the least, lost and last" and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. We 
have sought to take servant leadership in new places where God's people will meet 
him face to face. The ZOE project is one example of this in serving children in Africa 
that would not otherwise be served. Our Methodist Homes for Children has served our 
children with great needs for many years. Our Methodist Retirement Homes provide a 
place for our older persons to experience a loving and caring environment that 
respects their many years of dedication and service. Our Disaster response teams 
have been challenged in the past year with new challenges of finishing the hurricane 
Floyd relief work in Eastern North Carolina. In addition to this work, Hurricanes in 
Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida have provided an even greater challenge than we 
have previously experienced outside North Carolina. These new challenge have not 
only created new and difficult work for us, but has brought out the best in all of us in the 
United Methodist Church in North Carolina. Our Mission team not only serves persons 
but provides a foundation for calling and equipping persons for ministry in the future 
through the many opportunities to serve in mission locally, nationally and 
internationally. 

In the past year we have been able to reach more persons in prison and go into 
more prisons with Disciple Bible Study than ever before. There is a greater excitement 
at the possibility of serving in a greater capacity in our prisons through our Criminal 
Justice and Mercy and Evangelism programs. We continue to live into our unique 
Multicultural environment in North Carolina. We have just developed and adopted a 
new Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness that will undoubtedly make us as a 
conference stronger as time goes on. Our United Methodist Men continue to recruit 
and develop new leadership, commitment and vision along with action in our 
conference. Golden Cross and Asbury Homes continue to work to meet special needs 
and emergencies as they arise in the lives of our love ones in our conference. Please 
continue to partner with us as we attempt to serve Christ by meeting individual and 
local needs as well as global needs around the world. 

Gary Wayne Locklear, Chairperson 

2007 Conference Advance Specials 

Advance Special: Each local church, having gone the first mile by paying their apportion 

Advance Special: Each local church, having gone the first mile by paying their 

apportionments in full (World Service & Conference Benevolence, Ministerial Support & 

Connection Administration, Episcopal Fund, Interdenominational Cooperation, Black 

Colleges, Africa University Fund, Mission Initiatives Fund, Past Service Liability), are 

invited to give to at least one project in each lane of the Advance: World, National, 

Missionary Salary Support, UMCOR, and Conference, thereby becoming a Rainbow 

Covenant Church. 

A. Lane One: World Missions 

Lane One: World Missions 

1. PROJECT AGAPE, Armenia (#S-00004) 



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Relief efforts in Armenia (food, medical supplies, medication); working with the 
Armenian Church to provide a holistic ministry in pastoral care, education, 
healthcare, agriculture and economic development. 

2. GANTA UNITED METHODIST MISSION STATION, Liberia, Africa #14369T 

Funds received will support rebuilding mission station buildings and 

infrastructure destroyed in the war. 

3. PERU COVENANT TEAM: Funds received for this project will be administered by 
the North Carolina Conference Peru Team to fulfill the covenant made between 
our Conference and the Methodist Church in Peru. Funds may be designated 
for the following: 

General Fund (#S-00053) Children and Youth (#S-00117) 

Breakfast of Love (#S-00111)... Theological Education & Pastoral Formation- 
Obras de Wesley (#S-00118) 

Matched Churches (#S-00112) Women's Programs (#S-00119) 

Building and Work Teams (#S-00113) . Leadership Development (#S-00120) 

Medical Needs (#S-00114) Mission Teams (#S-00121) 

National Plan for Evangelism (#S-00115)White Plains/North Lima (#S-00173) 
Christian Education-all ages (#S-00116) 

4. CURAMERICAS/ANDEAN RURAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, Bolivia . #1 01 58A 
Your gift will provide vaccinations, nutritional monitoring of children, prenatal 
care, and other preventative health care services. Funds will be divided 42% for 
the Methodist Church of Bolivia and 58% for Curamericas/Andean Rural Health 
Care. 

5. AMITY FOUNDATION, TEACHERS, Nanjing, China #09801 A 

Teacher Support. 

6. COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM FORWOMEN, Pakistan #14623A 

Vocational education for women to gain economic independence. 

7. COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM FOR WOMEN-CAPITAL, Pakistan #14624T 
Computers to help women gain self-esteem and support their families. 

8. VELLORE CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, Vellore, India #09952B 
Nursing and health professional scholarships for women and scholarships for 
medical students. 

9. LEONARD THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, Jabalpur, India 
#09954B 

Scholarships for students from Methodist churches throughout the country. 

10. LUCKNOW PUBLISHING HOUSE, CHURCH PUBLICATIONS, Lucknow, India #14597A 
Christian resources for the Methodist Church of India and other denominations. 

11. MASIHI MAHILA SHIKSA SADAN METHODIST GIRLS' HOME, Sadan, India ... #06124B 
An education for girls and young women to realize their full potential. 

12. LEE MEMORIAL GIRLS' MISSION, SCHOLARSHIPS, Calcutta, India 
#00679B 

Nurturing and education for girls who are orphaned or fatherless or from very 
poor families. 

13. PROJECT FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN, India #13511 A 

Medical services, education, vocational training and shelter. 

14. HUDSON MEMORIAL GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ASSEMBLY HALL AND COMPUTER 

ROOM, Kanpur, India #14603M 

Facilities for a school that prepares poor girls for successful adulthood. 

15. RUSSIA UNITED METHODIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Not Capital Campaign) 
#12174A 

Scholarships will provide good Biblical and theological training for the 
development of strong ministries for future Russian church leaders. 
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Lane Two: National Missions 

1. ROBESON COUNTY CHURCH & COMMUNITY CENTER, Lumberton, NC 

#791742 

An ecumenical ministry in a multicultural community which is designed to help 
local churches meet emergency needs, literacy tutoring for children and adults, 
home repairs and building new homes. Speakers are available upon request. 

2. NATIONAL HISPANIC MINISTRIES CHALLENGE FUND #982620 

Provides assistance to Annual Conferences developing Hispanic Ministries, 
especially in the areas of leadership recruitment and development, financial 
resources and printed resources. 

3. SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW POTATO PROJECT, Virginia #801 600 

Salvages millions of pounds of unmarketable potatoes and other produce and 
distributes the food to hungry people nationwide. 

4. HINTON RURAL LIFE CENTER, Hayesville, NC #731372 

Provides for training needs and development of churches in town and rural .. 
settings. 

5. NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY CAMP, Oklahoma City, OK .... #982602 
Provides an annual opportunity for Native American church leaders to attend or 
lead workshops in outreach ministries and evangelism. 

6. SEJ ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES, Lake Junaluska, NC .... #791842 
To help meet the needs of 130,000+ Native Americans living in the 17 annual 
conference of the Southeast. 

7. RED BIRD MISSIONARY CONFERENCE, Beverly, Kentucky #773978 

The conference program facilitates the development of local churches and local 
lay leaders in isolated rural mountain communities. 

8. ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT NATIVE AMERICAN COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES - 
"EVERY MEMBER IN MINISTRY", Pembroke, NC #791001 
Provides ministry support, collaboration among our fourteen (14) Native American 
United Methodist Churches, leadership development, gifts exploration and .. 
missional opportunities. 

Any other NATIONAL ADVANCE SPECIAL as listed in PARTNERSHIP IN 
MISSIONS. 

Lane Three: Missionary Salary Support 

The following persons have been recommended by the North Carolina 
Conference Missions Development Team for Salary Support: 

• MOZART ADEVU (#13996-Z) Eastern Africa Mozart is a GBGM missionary serving 
as the Africa Regional Coordinator for the sustainable Agriculture and 
Development Program for UMCOR. Substantial focus in work in farmers training 
in Liberia. 

• WIL BAILEY (#S-00140) San Isidro, Costa Rica (SEJ/Conference Missionary) 
Wil will be responsible for working with local pastors in the southern zone of 
Costa Rica and will organize the projects at the Methodist churches in that area 
for U.S. work teams. Also will teach Theology, Bible and English at the extension 
campus of the Methodist seminary in San Isidro. 

• RICHARD BRYANT (15076Z) Russia Richard is the AFE (Area Financial Executor) 
for the Russian United Methodist Church and developing continuing education 
for clergy and seminary graduates. 

• PATEBERT (#1 31 52Z) Haiti Pat is assigned to the United Methodist Committee 
on Relief Guest House in Port au Prince, Haiti as co-coordinator of the UMVIM 
Program with her husband Walt. 

• WALT EBERT (#131 51Z) Haiti Walt is assigned to the United Methodist Committee 
on Relief Guest House in Port au Prince, Haiti as co-coordinator of the UMVIM 
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• LYNN & SHARON FOGLEMAN (#773720) Kentucky Dr. Lynn and Dr. Sharon 
Fogleman are Associates in Mission Service (AIMS) missionaries serving with 
the General Board of Global Ministries at the Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, Kentucky. 

• SHANA HARRISON (#13089Z) Chile Shana is assigned as a chaplain of Colegio 
Psicopedagogico Juan Wesley in Santiago, Chile encouraging persons with 
disabilities to explore, express and nurture their spirituality. 

• GREGJENKS (#S-00148) ZOE (Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor) Zimbabwe, Africa 
(Conference Missionary) Greg is assigned to the East and West Zimbabwe 
Annual Conferences for the purpose of developing a comprehensive ministry to 
orphansand vulnerable children suffering in the midst of the AIDS pandemic. 
The foci include establishing feeding programs, providing school fees and 
uniforms, and meeting spiritual needs of the children. 

• SHIRLEY TOWNSEND JONES (#982995) Bennettsville-Cheraw, SC (Church 
and Community Worker) Assigned to the Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative 
Ministry in the SC Conference. She coordinates and implements spiritual,.... 
educational, social and economical programs for the 13 member churches and 
communities. 

• GARY WAYNE LOCKLEAR (#982955) (Church and Community Worker) Assigned 
to the Rockingham District Native American Cooperative Ministry with the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. Main goal is to grow the Native American churches 
and leadership in the coming years and to explore the possibility of developing 

congregations in all Native American communities in the North Carolina 

Conference. 

• DAVID MARKAY (#12192Z) Milan. Italy David is assigned to the Methodist Church 
of Milan in Italy with a missional emphasis of "Offering hospitality to the stranger/ 
Being the church together." He offers ministries of preaching, teaching, pastoral 
care, sacramental ministry and administrative oversight. 

• KRISTIN MARKAY (#12193Z) Milan, Italy Kristin is assigned to the Methodist 
Church of Milan in Italy with a missional emphasis of "Offering hospitality to the 
stranger/Being the church together." She offers ministries of preaching, teaching, 
pastoral care, sacramental ministry and administrative oversight. 

• NARA MELKONYAN (#S-00004) Armenia Nara is the Director of Project AGAPE. 
She coordinates ministry and relief efforts at Project AGAPE in Armenia. (See 
Project AGAPE under World Mission Lane) 

• VICKIE SIGMON (#982916) Winston-Salem, NC Vickie works in a high risk 
community developing Christian community, promoting social justice and 
proclaiming God's loving presence. 

• SONIA REID STRAWN (#03705Z) Seoul, Korea Sonia is a professor at Ewha 
Womans University. She is a teacher, mentor and friend to university students in 
Korea. 

• HAZELTERHUNE (#03774Z) Hazel serves as an evangelist and teacher of English 
in Tokyo, Japan. 

• ROBERT TERHUNE (03773Z) Robert serves a local church in Tokyo, Japan. 

• HERBERT ZIGBUO (#10911Z) Liberia. Africa Herbert is assigned to Monrovia, 
Liberia, working as Associate Pastor of a United Methodist Congregation, 
developing adult education programs and working with Operation Classroom. 

• MARY ZIGBUO (#10721Z) Liberia, Africa Mary is currently assigned to Monrovia, 
Liberia, working with St. Matthews Methodist School and with Operation 
Classroom. 

Lane Four: UMCOR 

1. UMCOR DISASTER RESPONSE #901670 

Enables UMCOR to respond to persons in need after natural disasters in the 

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2. REFUGEE PROGRAMS, Asia/Pacific Region #201 700 

Organizes emergency assistance, income-generating projects, and food and 
medicine aid for refugees. 

3. WORLD HUNGER/POVERTY #982920 

Provides both short-term crisis relief and long-term developmental 

assistance to eliminate the root causes of hunger. 

4. BREAD FORTHEWORLD #982325 

Educates and influences people to work for government policies that address 
the basic causes of domestic and world hunger. 

5. HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL General Program #982530 

Living Gift Program #982532 

An inter-faith project that provides animals and other assistance to rural 

families. Recipients agree to pass on the first born female offspring of their . 
animals to someone else in need. 

6. CROP/CHURCH WORLD SERVICE COMMUNITY HUNGER APPEAL... #982380 
Funds raised by a local church in a CROP event can receive UMCOR credit. 
For necessary forms contact: Carolinas CROP Office, 1006 Lamond Ave., 
Durham, NC27701. 

7. CASA-CORE PROGRAM, India #212370 

Community development in thousands of villages. 

8. COMPREHENSIVE RURAL HEALTH, Jamkhed, Maharashtra State, India 

#212385 

Integrated Hansen's disease and primary health care for more than 200,000 
people in 175 villages. 

9. GRANT FOR RURAL TEACHERS' TRAINING PROGRAM, Pakistan #232000 

An effort to bridge the gap between teaching standards in "rich" and "poor" 
schools. 

10. SINDH POLITICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, Pakistan #232001 

Education for youth in key social, political, economic and cultural issues. 
Any other UMCOR Advance Special listed in PARTNERSHIP IN MISSIONS 
or any UMCOR emergency appeal. 

Lane Five: Conference Advance - * Denotes a "fit" in more than 1 category 
CHILDREN/SCHOOLS 

• * ALL GOD'S CHILDREN UMC (#S-08004) This ministry will develop programs 
to meet the needs of impoverished children and youth in rural Bertie, Hertford 
and Northhampton Counties. 

• LEPULA (LIBERIA) SELF HELP SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT (S-00141) 
Provide funds for purchase of building materials and classroom supplies for 
a "Self Help" sun-dried mud block elementary school building. The local UMC 
congregation and UMC school (now is a bamboo hut) provides most of the 
labor at no cost. 

• MISSION TO HAITI (#S-00122) Many communities in Haiti do not have 
schools. This project is to assist in building schools and supplement 
teacher's salaries when possible. 

• * PRISON MATCH (Mothers And Their CHildren) (#S-00054) An interfaith 
program provides mothers and their children with the support and resources 
necessary tomaintain and strengthen family relationships and to help break 
the cycle of children following their parents to prison. 

a "/.VOLUNTEER FAMILIES FORCHILDREN (VFC) (#S-00071): Aprivate non-profit 
organization with the purpose of helping communities develop and utilize 
local resources by providing emergency shelter care to children-in-crisis. 

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within the annual conference and beyond, which have been selected by youth 
of our conference. 
CHURCH/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

• * ALL GOD'S CHILDREN UMC (#S-08004) This ministry will develop programs 
to meet the needs of impoverished children and youth in rural Bertie, Hertford 
and Northhampton Counties. 

• * MERCI: THE MARION EDWARDS RECOVERY CENTER INITIATIVES (#S- 
00136) This center will be used to provide mission and ministry program that 
will meet people's physical and spiritual needs. The primary function of 
MERCI will be disaster preparedness, response, and outreach ministry. 

• JOHN WESLEY ENDOWMENT (#JWEND) The John Wesley Endowment is to 
provide start-up, promotional, and sustaining funds for new churches 
established in low income communities within the bounds of The North 
Carolina Conference. 

• SHALOM ZONES IN THE NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE (#S-00105) 
Churches and communities working together to rebuild community life. 

• CASWELL COUNTY PARISH, INC. (#S-00008) Provides services to elderly and 
low-income families through Meals-on-Wheels, outreach program, fuel and 
rent assistance, clothing, food, & Family Violence Prevention Program. 

• HYDE COUNTY COOPERATIVE PARISH (#S-00104) Provides meals to the 
needy, recreation and other opportunities for youth, food pantry and clothes 
closet, transportation for elderly and those needing medical care, ministry to 
inmates at the Hyde Correctional Facility, drug prevention awareness, 
assistance to abused persons and Hispanic ministry. 

• * DISCIPLE BIBLE OUTREACH MINISTRY (#S-00103) A COLLABORATIVE 
MINISTRY of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences 
developing Disciple Bible Studies, especially in small membership churches 
and in missional settings, particularly in prisons. 

• * A TIME TO GROW (#S-00154) To create a leadership academy for new 
church leaders and transitional church leaders for the conference and to 
provide support for new church development. 

• HUNTING QUARTERS SENIOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (#S-00171) This 
program seeks to address the needs of senior citizens located in the down 
east area of Carteret County. It provides them the opportunity to escape the 
isolation of their homes, obtain information pertinent to the senior citizen's 
community, offers well balanced and nutritional meals, as well as 
entertainment. 

DISASTER RECOVERY/VOLUNTEER WORK TEAMS 

• * MERCI: THE MARION EDWARDS RECOVERY CENTER INITIATIVES (#S- 
00136) This center will be used to provide mission and ministry program that 
will meet people's physical and spiritual needs. The primary function of 
MERCI will be disaster preparedness, response, and outreach ministry. 

• NC INTERFAITH (#S-00108) Interfaith supports disaster recovery efforts by all 
faithgroups in North Carolina. 

• NC CONFERENCE DISASTER APPEALS (#S-00096). 

• UNITED METHODIST VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION WORK TEAMS (#S-00021) 
Provides assistance for Volunteers in Mission work teams from within the 
North Carolina Conference. 

• ISA GRANT SCHOLARSHIP (#S-00033) Provides work team scholarships for 
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ETHNIC POPULATIONS 

• * MANNA MINISTRIES OF ALAMANCE COUNTY, INC. (#S-00144) An outreach 
ministry in a culturally diverse community (east Burlington area) for families 
without food, furniture or clothing. 

• ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT NATIVE AMERICAN COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES - 
"EVERY MEMBER IN MINISTRY" (#S-00143) Provides ministry support, 
collaboration among our fourteen (14) Native American United Methodist 
Churches, leadership development, gifts exploration and missional 
opportunities. 

• HISPANIC MINISTRIES (#S-00107) Ministry to the fast growing Hispanic 
population in North Carolina. These funds will be administered by the North 
Carolina Conference Hispanic Ministry Team to support an increasing 
number of our congregations who are developing ministry to Hispanics. 

• CHATHAM- LEE HISPANIC MINISTRIES (#S-00032) A ministry to fast growing 
Hispanic population in Siler City and Sanford, served by Spanish-speaking 
pastor. Worship, Bible study, fellowship, and assistance with cultural 
transition needs are provided. 

• ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH PROJECTS IN ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT (#S-00022) 
Funds will be used to assist ethnic churches with crucial needs. 

• WESLEY HERITAGE PROJECT (#S-00097) Gifts will help distribute Obras de 
Wesley, the works of John and Charles Wesley in Spanish. 

• "EMBRACE" HISPANIC LATINO MINISTRIES OF NEW BERN DISTRICT (#S- 
00172) To develop a fund which will be able to supplement income to Lay 
Missioners and Pastors of Hispanic Latino ministries throughout the New 
Bern District. 

HUNGER HUMANITARIAN RELIEF/MEDICAL 

NO HUNGRY NEIGHBORS (NHN) (#S-00123) A ministry of raising awareness, 

and eliminating hunger here in our own state. NHN support the various food 

banks in our Conference and Society of St. Andrew. 

CONGREGATIONAL FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT (#S-00155) To provide grant 

support for the creation and operation of local church food pantries. 

* MANNA MINISTRIES OF ALAMANCE COUNTY, INC. (#S-00144) An outreach 

ministry in a culturally diverse community (east Burlington area) for families 

without food, furniture or clothing. 

STOP HUNGER NOW (#S-00101) Provides immediate relief to famine affected 

areas around the world. 

NC OFFICE, SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREW POTATO PROJECT, Durham, NC (#S- 

00081) Coordinates and runs all hunger programs for Society of St. Andrew in 

North Carolina. Millions of pounds of produce saved and distributed in North 

Carolina at a cost of just 3 cents per pound. 

FOOD BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA (#S-00025) Distributes food at minimal 

cost to hunger ministries in North Carolina. 

ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY (#S-00142) This ministry was founded to 

provide affordable primary medical care to low-income, uninsured, working 

families in Wake County. This ministry aims to serve the working poor, 

families generally earning less than $25,000 annually, who have no health 

insurance. 

• GOLDEN CROSS (#S- 00153) Ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in 
our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to 
excessive medical expenses. 

INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS 

• NC COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (#S-00051) Gives witness to the unity that God 
has given through Christ, to the churches in NC. It is an instrument for 



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cooperative study and action, especially on matters of justice; child and 
family advocacy; violence against women; public policy advocacy; rural crisis 
and farm workers advocacy; disaster relief; criminal justice; workplace safety; 
peace-making; AIDS ministry; and Christian unity. 

• DISTRICT BOARD OF MISSION: Funds should be sent directly to the District .. 
Board and reported at year-end on Table II as Conference Advance. 

Burlington (#S-00201) New Bern (#S-00207) 

Durham (#S-00202) Raleigh (#S-00208) 

Elizabeth City (#S-00203) Rockingham (#S-00209) 

Fayetteville (#S-00204) Rocky Mount (#S-00210) 

Goldsboro (#S-00205) Sanford (#S-00211) 

Greenville (#S-00206) Wilmington (#S-00212) 

• CONFERENCE EVANGELISTS (#S-00079) To provide support for NC 
Conference approved evangelists. 

• ALL NEW CHURCHES LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OLD (#S-08000) 

• The following United Methodist institutional programs and projects. 

a. United Methodist Camps: Chestnut Ridge (#S-00062), Don Lee (#S-0063), 

Kerr Lake (#S-00064), Rockfish (#S-00065) 

b. Wesley Foundation for The UMC Campus Ministry Association. Duke 
Divinity (#S-00073); 

ECU, Greenville (#S-00074); NCSU (#S-00075); PSU (#S-00076); UNC 
(#S-00077) 

c. General Scholarship Funds at Duke Divinity School (#S-00026), 
Methodist College (#S-00028), 

Louisburg College (#S-00027), Wesleyan College (#S-00029). 

d. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Retirement Homes (#S-03600). 

e. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Homes for Children (#S-03500). 

f. Asbury Homes (#S-03501). 

• * A TIME TO GROW (#S-00154) To create a leadership academy for new 
church leaders and transitional 

church leaders for the conference and to provide support for new church 
development. 
PRISON MINISTRIES 

• * PRISON MATCH (Mothers And Iheir CHildren) (#S-00054) An interfaith 
program provides mothers and their children with the support and resources 
necessary tomaintain and strengthen family relationships and to help break 
the cycle of children following their parents to prison. 

• YOKEFELLOW PRISON MINISTRIES (#S-00078) Educates church people 
concerning Christian responsibility for persons affected by crime and brings 
Christians into direct service ministries with prison inmates and their 
families. 

a * DISCIPLE BIBLE OUTREACH MINISTRY (#S-00103) ACOLLABORATIVE 
MINISTRY of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences 
developing Disciple Bible Studies, especially in small membership churches 
and in missional settings, particularly in prisons. 
The Annual Conference will approve district projects for advance specials in 
accordance with 651.4 of The 2004 Book of Discipline. This insures that local 
churches making advance specials on a district level and reported to the Annual 
Conference advance special will receive credit. 



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Church and Society, Commission on 

The Commission on Church and Society of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference continues to be mission driven - "to make disciples for Jesus Christ." 
Peace and justice issues continue to define the commission: 

1. Advocates a living wage for the "working poor." 

2. Partners with the NC Council of Churches to keep abreast of current 
issues congruent to the purpose of Church and Society.. 

3. Promotes the moratorium of the Death Penalty in this state. 

4. Urged each local congregation to have educational settings to study the 
Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. 

5. Seeks viable means through Conference Youth Gatherings and our 
Conference's Camping ministry to promote Peace and Justice Issues 
among our youth. 

6. Church and Society distributes the Peace and Justice Grants. Grants 
Requests are received each February and acted on the during the month 
of March or April. Grants recipients receive funds in August. 

Bill Cottingham, Chairperson 



Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, Committee on 

The Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries Committee developed procedures to 
review financial and mission progress/success for all ministry areas that the 
committee supports. These ministry areas were compliant with this request and 
provided the information to support their expenditures. A speaker's bureau workshop 
was conducted for the Raleigh District workshops in November. Rev. Ray Warren 
presented a report to the 2005 N.C. Annual Conference featuring Orange United 
Methodist Church's partnership with Forgiven Ministries to host One Day With God 
Camp which brought inmates and their children together - outside of the prison walls 
- for a full day of fun, fellowship, worship, and forgiveness. Rev. Warren also spoke to 
four district superintendent's meetings about prison ministries and the Angel Tree 
program. CJAMM supported Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries of N.C, Yokefellow 
Prison Ministry, Kairos Prison Ministry, Kairos-Out, Prison MATCH of N.C, Inc., and 
Ephiphany Ministries, Inc. A new ministry, Resource Center Without Walls is being 
supported by CJAMM. This ministry is based in the triangle area and is reaching many 
individuals to prepare them for the transition from prison back into the community. 
Methodist involvement in prison ministry began in the summer of 1730 when Wlliam 
Morgan went to the Castle (an Oxford jail) to visit a man condemn to death. He shared 
his experience with John and Charles Wesley who developed a plan of regular 
services so that prisoners and jailers alike could anticipate the visits. Sam Isley, 
CJAMM committee. 

Sam Isley, Chairperson 

Marion Edwards Recovery Center Initiatives 

(M.E.R.C.I.) 
When you enter a home that has been damaged by a disaster; when you smell the odor 
of polluted water, mold, and mildew; when you lay eyes on a home where all the precious 
memories have been destroyed; what is your first thought? When you meet a family who 
has lost everything as the result of a disaster which they had no control over, what is your 
first thought? When you watch people on TV in pain and suffering over the loss of their 
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At MERCI our first thought is "how can we help". What are the family's immediate 
needs? What will be their long term needs? What can volunteers do to help? What 
spiritual or emotional needs might they have? How can we help? 

With your help, MERCI has been through this process with over 3500 families 
within the boundaries of the North Carolina Conference. Homes have been repaired, 
spirits have been uplifted, and families have been given hope and encouragement. 
Many have returned to their faith or been turned to faith as a result of your being the 
visible presence of the spirit of Christ. Your churches have provided over one million 
hours of service to North Carolina! 

For the first time in MERCI's brief six and a half year history, our conference is not 
in an active disaster response within our boundaries. So what do we do? We respond 
wherever the need is- Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Asia, or anywhere our help is 
needed. At home we use the time to prepare because we know the next one is just 
around the corner. This time of brief "calm before the storm" should be used wisely. Is 
your church prepared to sustain itself and the surrounding community for three (3) full 
days in the aftermath of a tornado or a hurricane or a flood? If not, now is the time to 
learn how. Now is the time for your youth to attend Footprints Summer Youth Camp and 
learn not only the basics of mission work, but also the basics of disaster response. 
Now is the time for your church to do a Neighbor to Neighbor project, mitigation is the 
best form of preparedness. 

MERCI is here to help empower you and your church in finding a way to serve our 
Lord. MERCI is here to help those less fortunate than ourselves. MERCI is here to help 
you be better prepared to handle the disasters of the present and the future. 

We thank each and every one of you for your time, your prayers and your support. 
Without you, there would be no MERCI. 



Barbara Tripp.Director, DRM/MERCI 

Evangelism, Commission on 

The mission of the Commission on Evangelism is to assist the churches and pastors of 
the North Carolina Conference to witness to the saving love of Jesus Christ for all persons. 
To that end, the commitment of the Commission is to equip clergy and laity for the work of 
evangelism. During the past year, the Commission has sought to fulfill that commitment 
by providing scholarship and seed money to individuals, churches, and districts to assist 
with a variety of training opportunities and programs in evangelism, and to provide 
education and resources to increase the knowledge and abilities of our people. 

The fourth annual Academy of Christian Witness (ACW) was held March 21-23 at 
the Bergland Retreat Center. The goal of ACW is to train pastors to become more effective 
evangelists and equippers of witness-minded laity. This year's workshops included: 
natural church development; worship as evangelism; pastoral leadership in evangelism; 
the personal spirituality of the pastor-evangelist; evangelism and local mission; personal 
faith-sharing; and witnessing to post-moderns. This year's presenters included: Marty 
Cauley, Dean of ACW and Director of Ministries with Young People, SEJUMC; Vic 
Culberson, pastor of Moyock UMC; Vann Spivey, Chairperson of Evangelism and pastor 
of Christ Community UMC; Tim Reaves, Associate Dean of ACW, former Denman Award 
winner, and pastor of the Bladen Charge; Laura Early, pastor of All God's Children UMC; 
David Beck, pastor of Hertford UMC; Ray Warren, pastor of Orange UMC; and Branson 
Sheets, senior pastor of Covenant UMC in Wnterville. Daily Bible study was led by the 
Reverend Linda Harris, pastor of Cokesbury and Jenkins Memorial UMCs in Raleigh. In 
addition, the Reverend Eckie Lancaster, the Southeastern Jurisdiction's representative 
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Award Banquet, held during ACW. All ACW participants received quality evangelism and 
leadership resources, including books by Eddie Fox, Kirbyjon Caldwell, Erwin McManus, 
and Steve Sjogren. ACW participants are nominated by their district superintendent or a 
member of the Commission on Evangelism based on the promise they have shown in 
evangelism. Full scholarship support is given so that training is available to all pastors. 

The Commission has requested an increase in funding for the 2008 conference 
year in order to expand support for evangelism in the conference. We will offer two ACWs 
in 2007: one for pastors, and an advanced ACW for past ACW graduates. In addition, in 
the second half of 2006, the Commission will begin a partnership with the Foundation for 
Evangelism called the AC-70. In this partnership, the Foundation conducts grassroots 
fund-raising within an annual conference, and 50% of the funds raised are made available 
to the conference for evangelism projects. 

The North Carolina Conference remains one of the few in the United Methodist 
Church to report net membership growth year after year. Making disciples is the 
command of Christ and must be the primary mission of the Church. The Commission 
on Evangelism seeks your prayers and support as we do our part to fulfill that mission by 
continuing to faithfully equip all United Methodists in the North Carolina Conference to 
share their faith in Jesus Christ. 

Vann Spivey, Chairperson 

Hispanic Ministries Team 

The Hispanic/Latino ministries team of The North Carolina Conference is committed 
to serve the growing Hispanic population in North Carolina. If the present trend 
continues the Hispanic/Latino Population will make 15 to 20 percent of the state 
population in less than ten years. Just this year it was expected to go up to 263,626. 
But we have more than 378,963. 

Our mission is aimed at reaching out to the Hispanic/Latino community with the 
Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pursue our mission by developing communities of faith in 
which; 

♦ The Word incarnate of God is proclaimed 

♦ Neighbors are served 

♦ All people are transformed and discipled to become faithful followers of Jesus 
Christ 

♦ The life of faith is celebrated in praise and worship 

Our vision is to encourage an inclusive Church that actively invites Latinos to be 
part of the United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference. This 
necessitates worship services and other church ministries to be offered in Spanish. 

To accomplish our goals Cookie Santiago was appointed to spear head our 
ministry . She was appointed to be the Director of Hispanic/Latino Ministries. Guided 
by her leadership and with the assessment of Lawrence Johnson we have been 
addressing a varieties of needs. Those needs include leadership development, 
spiritual formation of pastoral leaders and laity. Also we address lay leadership and 
discipleship development and issues that affect the Hispanic community. Among 
these issues are included immigration issues, ESL, health, domestic violence, 
transportation, child care, parenting, education, substance abuse, employment, 
adolescent pregnancy. And others such as food, clothing, shelter and housing. 

To address these needs the Hispanic/Latino ministries have appointed a Team 
that meets every three months or in some occasions as it is needed. When we meet 
we coordinate our activities across the Conference and discuss different concerns. 
The members of the team are elected from the Pastors or Lay Leaders of the different 
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We have fifteen active ministries and some emerging ministries. 

♦ El Camino, Siler City, NC 

♦ Cristo Vive, Durham, NC 

♦ Fuquay Varina UMC, Hispanic Ministries, Amigos en Cristo en La Escuelita 
Pre- School, Fuquay-Varina, NC 

♦ Goldsboro District, Mision Latino de Duplin 

♦ Circles of Hispanic Ministry, Raleigh, NC 

♦ Latinos Unidos en Cristo, Trinity UMC, Jacksonville, NC 

♦ Grace UMC, Burlington, NC 

♦ Unidos por Cristo, Grimesland, NC 

♦ Rocky Mount District- Hispanic Ministry 

♦ Luz del Pueblo, Cary, NC 

♦ Pueblo de Esperanza, Millbrook UMC, Circles of Hispanic Ministry, Raleigh 
District, NC 

♦ Avent Ferry UMC Hispanic Ministries, Raleigh, NC 

♦ Cornerstone UMC, Fayettville, NC 

♦ Knightdale UMC, Knightdale, NC 

♦ Jonesboro UMC, La Trinidad, Jonesboro, NC 

♦ Church of the Risen Lord UMC 

♦ Comunidad de Cristo, Clayton, NC 

♦ Garner UMC, Garner, NC 

♦ Elizabeth City District, Edenton UMC Edenton.NC 

♦ Elizabeth City District, Ahoskie UMC, Ahoskie, NC 

♦ Sunrice UMC 

♦ Center Hill UMC, Hispanic Ministry, Tyner, NC 

♦ Reconciliation United Methodist Church 

The Hispanic Ministries Team was reorganized and meets quarterly to discuss 
issues and make decisions . The team is made from the leadership of these Hispanic 
/ Latino groups and include; Lawrence Johnson- NC Coference, Director- Cookie 
Santiago, Sadot Mendez-Chairperson, Elva Monje-Vice President, Rosanna Panizo- 
Valladares-secretary , Myra Roberts-assistant secretary, .Gerald Kevin Baker, Delfina 
Carrasco and Luis Reinoso . Pastors come to the meetings and give input. We are 
committed to reach and fulfill the goals of a new Comprehensive Plan for the next 
years. 

We have been creating cohesiveness between the different Hispanic ministries 
and also with other groups within The United Methodist Church. So we shared in The 
Convocation of The Black church in Fayetteville. We also had two gatherings in 
Cornerstone United Methodist Church in which in one of them we shared some of the 
Hispanic Heritage and in the other we shared some seminars directed by Cookie 
Santiago in the activity called Companerismo. Her mother; a professional translator 
did instant translation for the English speaking brethren. Also a team went to Nashville, 
Tennessee for some training concerning legal issues concerning the Hispanic 
Population. This was called Modulo III, Orientation for Pastors/ as immigrants. We 
also keep track of the immigration status of our leadership. 

We are concerned about the need of Pastoral leadership. We are encouraging 
our clergy to work towards candidacy. We are trying to build the gap so that we as 
Latinos would be seen as part of the family. Progress has been achieved in this area. 
We have been invited to share experiences with non Latino churches. Some Districts 
are developing EMBRACE {Empowering Ministry to Bridge, Reach Out and Affirm 
Cultural Esteem} as a model for Hispanic Latino ministries}. 

With Cookie Santiago as Director we are and will be working towards 
developing and expanding the Hispanic Latino Ministries within our conference. This 
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towards acceptance of diversity and inclusion in the United Methodist Churches in The 
North Carolina Conference. 

Sadot Mendez - Chairperson 

Inclusiveness, Comprehensive Plan of 

The Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness is a compilation of a year's planning, 
writing and editing of their mission, vision and program goals of the Racial Ethnic 
groups for the next four years, 2008-2011. These plans follow along the same lines of 
previous plans of inclusiveness. Three plans have preceded this current document: 
The Comprehensive Plan of the NCC Missional Priority Coordinating Committee 
(1987), and the NCC Plan of Inclusiveness (1995), and the 2003 Comprehensive Plan 
of Inclusiveness that invited each one of the Racial Ethnic Groups to write their plan 
and vision for the next four years. The thread that runs through all these plans are ways 
that we can ensure that we have healthy churches and effective clergy and laity. As our 
population continues to grow in diversity, we need to make sure that our under-served 
constituency is prepared for mission and witness to meet the challenges of the 21 st 
century. 

We have a biblical, theological and ecclesial mandate to be faithful to our call of 
inclusiveness. In Jesus Christ, God has broken down the dividing wall of hostility and 
calls us from sin and separation to inclusiveness and reconciliation (Ephesians 2:14). 
Scripture also declares "God was in Christ reconciling the world unto God's very self, 
and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation." (II Corinthians 5:18-19). The book of 
Revelation speaks of the fullness of the reign of God, where all nations join in unity to 
the glory of God." (Revelation 22:1-5). 

The 2003 Comprehensive Plan summarizes our continued need to keep these 
visions and goals before us. 

"The Church of Jesus Christ is the institution that God has charged with the 
ministry of reconciliation. There can be no reconciliation until every ethnic group's gifts 
and talents are valued by the entire community of faith. The church anticipates the 
reign of God where the community is fully open and made whole. The North Carolina 
Conference of the United Methodist Church seeks to make that a daily reality in our 
common life. We pray, "Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven." Wth God's 
grace, we strive to become the Beloved Community, the City of God, and the Light on a 
Hill. We live between what we are and what we shall become as we embrace the 
theme of the church for this new millennium, Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." 

(See the Book of Handouts for the expanded Plan on Inclusiveness) 

Lawrence Johnson, Director for Multicultural and Social Ministries 

Missions Team 

In the Story of Mary anointing Jesus' feet, Jesus (John 12:3ff) surprises his listeners by 
saying that there are more important issues than simply taking care of the poor. Mary's 
action had to do with more than just taking care of basic human needs. Hers was an 
act that held the possibility of spiritual transformation for all who observed it and all 
who would read about through the centuries. Of course, we know that Jesus was 
concerned about the basic needs of the people, but he was ultimately concerned with 
their spiritual transformation into the Kingdom of God. This report about the work of the 
Missions team is the story of our efforts to mobilize our resources as the people called 
Methodist in eastern North Carolina to relieve suffering, and offer hope and the 
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The funds allotted to the Missions Team from the 2005 conference budget 
($369,403) came directly from the Conference Connectional Ministries fund 
apportioned to each local church in our annual conference in 2004. In addition to these 
funds, the Missions Team received monies from the Duke Endowment for Town and 
Country grants ($20,000) and for grants to rural churches to assist them in the 
renovations of their restroom facilities ($75,000). A diligent effort was made by the 
Team to disburse these funds to relieve suffering but to also transform the lives of 
those involved in these ministries. 

Knowing that few people beyond the Missions Team see the scope of your 
outreach ministry, the following is a list of the many grants funded by your 
apportionments (amounts are in thousands of dollars): Volunteers in Missions - 50; 
Liberia - 12; Agape - 26.5; Chile - 6; Society of St Andrews - 15; Robeson County 
Church & Community Center - 30; Hinton Rural Life Center - 5; All God's Children - 15; 
MERCI - 30; ZOE - 5; Hispanic Ministries - 34; and partial support for a Church and 
Community Worker in partnership with the General Board of Global Min. - 23.6. 

Over $57,000 was given in grants to local church and community programs such 
as after-school and retraining ministries; food and clothing ministries; and local home- 
building and refurbishment ministries. In these ministries your hands touched the 
hands of those who were in physical, emotional, and spiritual need. A requirement in 
awarding these grants was that the program involve the people of God called 
Methodist is ways that challenge us to see Jesus in our relationships with others. 

In addition to the funds garnered through apportioned giving, you also ministered 
through the Advance and Rainbow Covenant. Over $4 million was used in outreach to 
the most vulnerable of our world through such ministries as UMCOR, Hurricane Relief, 
Project AGAPE, ZOE, the Peru Covenant, No Hungry Neighbors, Volunteers in Mission, 
and a multitude of other outreach and hands-on ministries. You touched the lives of 
orphans, hungry children, and people devastated by earthquakes, tsunamis, disease, 
war, hurricanes, and the utter desolation of apathy. You brought hope and life to ex- 
combatant children, struggling farmers, and war widows. You proclaimed life in the 
midst of death, presented the face of Jesus, and met the incarnate Christ in our world. 

The Missions Team continues to support [our staff person] Steve Taylor in his 
efforts to deepen the understanding and commitment and training of local church 
leaders in answering the call of Christ through STREET SMARTS; THY KINGDOM 
COME, LIVING THE WORD and through an emerging initiative called PRAYING WITH 
OUR HANDS. These programs focus on the root causes of poverty and injustice in our 
world and seek to provide a foundation of theology and prayer as the basis for doing 
ministry in Jesus' name. (For more information on these programs see our 
conference website.) 

A relatively unknown responsibility of the Missions Team is the administration of 
the North Carolina Conference Board of Missions, Inc. Because of the efforts of our 
annual conference nearly fifty years ago, your Board of Missions Inc. has over five 
million dollars at its disposal to lend to local churches to assist in their building 
needs. The BOMI has great flexibility that enables it to respond to special needs of 
churches. In recent action, the BOMI has increased it maximum for loans to $500,000 
and reduced its interest level to % per cent below the prime rate. The interest income 
from these loans funds a truly innovative program of your BOMI. 

Your BOMI employs two general contractors who work with local churches in our 
conference in providing expertise and volunteer labor to reduce the cost of their 
building programs. Priority is given to small and rural churches. The churches also pay 
a small percentage of the total building cost for this service. Through this ministry, 
small churches save hundreds of thousands of dollars in their building efforts. This 
BOMI Building Program is one of the tangible ways in which churches experience the 
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As our annual conference seeks to be intentional in our efforts to provide for 
transformative ministries, your Mission Team will continue its work to encourage 
outreach, resource the local church, and promote and support ministries that proclaim 
the wonder and life of Christ, make disciples, offer radical hospitality, and reach out 
into the world to embrace those whom Jesus calls, "the least of these." This is 
missions. This is the work of the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist 
Church. 

MuLITCULTURAL MINISTRIES 

Thanks to God we have had a very intense and blessed year. In 2005, the Ministry 
team approved over $45,000 in the Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness grants, 
assisting fifteen churches and districts with ministries such as a family literacy 
program for Hispanics/Latinos, a multicultural music program, an ex-felon re-entry 
program, a low-income community outreach program, and a community health 
outreach program. 

Some highlights in this past year have been: a retreat with pastors in Cross- 
Racial appointments with a participation of 32; the Adult Study-UNDC Seminar after ten 
years of interruption in which 18 persons across our Conference attended; the Black 
Church Convocation at Fayetteville with great preaching, music and inspiration with a 
registration of 220 people last September; and the participation of 35 youth attending 
the Harambee gathering in Atlanta, Georgia. 

This year, we have been blessed with the hiring of our part-time Director of 
Hispanic/Latino ministries, Cookie Santiago and Gypsie Murdoch, part-time director of 
Christian Education for African-American Churches. Our sisters are making a real 
contribution to the life and mission within our conference with their experience, 
insights, calling and wisdom. 

In April, we celebrated and honored the presence of the diversity of cultures and 
ethnicities in our conference through the Diversity Rocks! Festival that took place at the 
Methodist College in Fayetteville. 

Finally, for the first time the different constituencies (Native-American Ministries, 
Strengthening the Black Church, Hispanic/Latino Ministries) within our Conference 
have worked and presented our Comprehensive Plans for the new quadrennium 
(2008-2011). These documents are the foundation of the vision and mission of the 
Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness for our whole conference. 

For more information about the Comprehensive Plan of Inclusiveness in the 
North Carolina Conference or about applying for a CPI grant, contact Dr. Lawrence 
Johnson at 1-800-849-4433, ext. 255 or liohnson(S)nccumc.orq . 

Rosanna Panizo, Chairperson 

Native American Ministries Team 

The Conference Committee On Native American Ministries (CONAM) continues the 
ministry of "Every Member In Ministry," which has been instrumental in bringing 
together our fourteen Native American United Methodist Churches as one body of 
Christ so that we can do more and be more for the up building of God's Kingdom. We 
serve the least, and the marginalized in one of the poorest counties in North Carolina 
and two of the poorest communities in South Carolina. 

During the past year, we have come together as one body and given away over 
800,000 pounds of food, renovated five homes, seven churches, and collaborated with 
one sister agency to construct a Habitat For Humanity Home. In addition, we spent 
$5,000.00 at the grocery store buying food for needy families, gave away $3,000.00 in 
emergency aid, gave away roughly $6,000.00 worth of donated clothing and home 
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visible in us offering hope for so many who had lost sight of the 'Light'. I can still hear 
the voice of one little boy saying to me, "are those shoes free." 

In the past year, God has not only used us to be a light, but challenged us to 
move closer to the 'Light'. We have experienced an explosion of enthusiasm from our 
youth and as a result they have become more active in the life of the church, and 
connection. This year we had a record number attend our Jurisdictional, and 
Conference events, and we held our first Cooperative Ministry Worship Service and 
200 youth and adults attended. 

Our goal of providing opportunities for leadership development continues so that 
our lay and clergy will develop a greater awareness for the mandate given by Scripture 
to be a disciple and make disciples. We participated in a Minister and Laity Retreat, 
SEJANAM events, Disciple Bible Study, Emmaus Walk, Discover God's Call, Vocations 
Conference, and other programs that promoted healthy life styles and holy living. In 
addition, we have provided opportunities for our local churches to learn more about 
The Book Of Discipline and how that relates to the Social Principles so that we can 
bridge the gap between the cultural bias that separate us and the Word of God that 
calls us to be unified through the transformational grace offered by Jesus Christ. 

We continue to develop mission opportunities for our local church members in 
the community and abroad. We have developed each year an inclusive team of 
volunteers from across the North Carolina Conference to go to Bolivia and this year we 
developed a team of church members from our local churches to go to Louisiana to be 
in ministry with the Houma Indians who suffered great devastation because of 
hurricane Rita. 

We have worked with other social ministries in our community during the past 
year, and we were instrumental in helping the Healing Lodge acquire a Parish Nurse 
position through Duke Endowment. Also, we have begun the work necessary to 
address the issue of Health Disparity among our Native American people who have 
the highest rate of Heart Disease, and Diabetes in the state. These sorts of 
collaborations have raised the awareness throughout our community of the 
importance of Faith Based initiatives, and the extent to which our United Methodist 
Church will go to ensure our Social Principles are upheld. 

Over the past year, we have received support from our Conference through the 
advance giving and Native American Ministries Sunday, and we are truly grateful. We 
hope that each of you will continue these efforts, and continue to invite us to speak to 
your congregation about Native American Ministries, and how God is using The Untied 
Methodist Church to bring about change among the displaced and disenfranchised 
Native American people of North Carolina. 

Sylvia Collins, Chairperson 

Peru Covenant, Task Force on 

The past seventeen years have given proof that the nature of the Covenant between our 

churches is an excellent example of mutuality-in-mission. 

Both the representatives of the General Board of Global Ministries and the General 
Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches (CIEMAL), read with great respect 
the document that we prepared for the celebration of the XVII General Assembly that took 
place January 31 - February 5 th , 2006 in Lima, Peru. Their motto was: "Unity for Mission 
in Sanctity and Renovation." 

Bishop Aldo Etchegoyen said: "I read this document and it is one with solid 
foundations. I can place it in our relationship between the North and the South as a 
challenging covenant. This is not only an administrative and financial issue, but the 
important thing here is the human relationship in mutuality, connecting the churches, 



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where we in the South are able to contribute to the Northern Hemisphere in a way that 
enriches this relationship." 

The presence of Mark Wethington and me in Peru, in March 2005, along with the 
dialogue we had with the leadership of the Iglesia Metodista del Peru (the evaluation that 
took place at that time, with the affirmation of the history, present relationships, and future 
hopes and expectations), and our presence during the last Assembly this year proved 
that in the "bulb: that was planted so many years ago, today is a "flower" and "in the seed 
there is today an apple tree." The unanimous vote of the delegates to the XVII IMP assembly 
to RENEW THE NCCUMC/PERU COVENANT proved that "in the cold and snow of winter 
there's spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can 
see." (Luis F. Reinoso & Gene Joiner - delegates from the NCCUMC) 

During recent years, teams of students from Duke Divinity School, under the 
leadership of Dr. Kristin Herzog, Dr. Mark W. Wethington and Rev.. Chris Barrett, have 
conducted workshops in lea, Cusco and Lima, with the pastors and lay people. These 
workshops have centered on biblical and theological issues. Another team will conduct 
yet another workshop in March. 

Work teams from White Plains UMC in Cary, have contributed building classrooms 
and rest rooms as well as organized VBS in the Northern part of Lima, at the Peralvillo, 
Chancay Circuit. 

A team from Southern Pines UMC has been in Lima the two past years and will visit 
again in March of this year; they will continue the construction of a sanctuary, parsonage 
and educational building at Jose Olaya in Lima. In addition, there is always a two to three 
day medical clinic for women and children taking place at Jose Olaya at the same time. 

Another team will be visiting the Miramar, Callao churches and the Methodist School 
in Callao this coming August 2006. Their plan is to work with the youth and restore part of 
the church buildings. This is a youth team from Rockfish Camping Ministries in Fayetteville, 
Gene Joiner directing, and two other lay people. 

Latin America is today the focus of efforts from many churches, mission efforts and 
even government's interest. We have to see Latin America as an opportunity to learn new 
theological, biblical, ecumenical, and ecclesiological trends; Latin America is a young 
and promising continent. One day we "took the Gospel to the people in those countries", 
today we are challenged to go and see, get involved, walk their walk, because these are 
churches struggling to witness the Gospel in the midst of expectations, desire to grow, 
and new dreams. 

We hope our 2006 Annual Conference will renew our covenant with the Iglesia 
Metodista del Peru. 

Luis Reinoso and Mark Wethington, Co-Chairs 

United Methodist Women 

The theme for the 2005 year was "Come to the Potter for Molding". This is based on 
Isaiah 64:8: "Yet, O lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are 
all the work of your hand." With this theme we focused on creative ways of carrying out 
our purposes and mission of ministering to women, children and youth in all walks of 
life globally as well as locally. 

Eight young women were awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarship money for the 
2005-2006 academic year. Three of the scholarship recipients are attending Duke 
University and five recipients are attending Methodist College. We helped Methodist 
Home for Children raise over $150,000 on "Sharing Sunday". Local units sent money, 
flood buckets, health kits, school kits, sewing kits and layettes to M.E. R.C.I and 
UMCOR victims of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and in Florida. Several women went 
on mission work teams to help in these areas. Three of our local United Methodist 
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forum sponsored by Women's Division at Scarritt-Bennett Retreat Center in Nashville, 
Tennessee. 

District teams of women visited M.E. R.C.I, to assist in putting various kits and 
flood buckets together and packaging them for shipment to needed places or to Sager 
Brown in Louisiana. Some district teams visited and assisted with various activities at 
the Robeson County Church and Community Center. Several local units started prayer 
shawl ministries. 

Our conference United Methodist Women sent Women's Division a total of 
$465,846.33 to be used in the improvement of lives of women, children and youth 
nationally and internationally. Of this amount, $428,920.40 was undersigned funds 
and $36,925.93 was designated giving. 

In addition to three executive committee meetings, we held our annual events. 
These events are 39 and Under Event at Holland UMC, Raleigh; Charter for Racial 
Justice Workshop at Asbury UMC, Smithfield; Spiritual Growth Retreat at Louisburg 
College; Conference School of Christian Mission at Methodist College; Mother/Child 
retreats at Camp Don Lee and Camp Chestnut Ridge; the annual meeting at 
Methodist College; and District Officers in Training Day (DO IT Day) at Faith UMC, New 
Bern. The eleven elected officers, the dean and assistant dean, and the study leaders 
for our Conference School of Christian Mission attended the South Atlantic Regional 
School of Christian Mission at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama. Our 
conference secretary, Ann Davis, was elected the dean of the 2006 school. Our finance 
committee met to set a budget which was approved at our annual meeting. Four new 
conference officers (Penny Johnson, treasurer; Theresa Hodges, chairperson of 
committee on nominations; Marjorie Brown, secretary of program resources; and Dora 
A. Maness, member of committee of nominations) attended the Leadership in Training 
Event in St. Louis, Missouri. 

The organized units of United Methodist Women continue to do Bible Study, 
mission education, support missions and missionaries, and be involved in social 
justice issues to better this world for all of God's children. 

Jimmie Shuler, President 



SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 

The mission of the Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development Ministry Circle 
(SFLD) is to: Inspire, nurture, and empower individuals and Christian communities to 
become centers of spiritual formation and transformational leadership in the image of 
Christ for others. 

Goals and objectives of the Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development 
Circle: 

1. Intentionally engage in worship, Bible study, prayer, ministry with the poor, 
teaching, and shalom in local churches and communities 

2. Develop creative supportive spiritual communities 

3. Provide opportunities for clergy and lay members of the annual 
conference to develop leadership skills to work with local churches and 
communities 

4. Develop spirit-filled dynamic leaders who can influence people to love 
Godand serve their churches and communities effectively 

The SFLD Ministry Circle's work has been true to its mission and goals. We 
have been involved in clarifying functions relative to our mission and goals and actually 
working to impact worship, Bible study, prayer, ministries with the poor and 
dispossessed, developing creative and supportive leadership , and influencing the 
development of spirit-filled and dynamic leaders to serve our churches and local 
communities. Sue Ellen Nicholson has exemplified spirit-filled and dynamic 
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leadership as she led us through another year of discernment and action in spiritual 
formation and leadership development. 

We are delighted that in both of our meetings this conference year, our youth 
members were not only present, but actively participated by taking minutes and notes 
and leading the worship as well as giving, in many cases, the most comprehensive 
report of all of the SFLD Circle's ministries. This is indeed an example that youth can 
and will participate if meetings are scheduled with flexibility to allow for their 
attendance. 

The laity ministries, adult, older adult, youth, and children ministries continue to 
experience growth in district and conference events. We invite as many as can to 
participate in the "Listen to the Children... Marching to the Capitol on June 20, 2006 at 
1:00 p.m. The camp and retreat ministries group reminds us all that camperships are 
an excellent tool for local church evangelism and outreach. The stewardship 
committee continues its recognition of the work of good stewardship through its 
certificate program. Two of the publications for working with older adult ministries, 
Beatitudes for Older Adults," and After the Example of Christ: Congregational Care 
Model by Jan Durham, provide creative tools and spiritual guidance. Christian 
Education, through campus ministries and the Higher Education Commission, is 
providing the personal touch and counseling and spiritual grounding in the midst of a 
myriad of conflicting social ills which could adversely influence students. This 
ministries invites us to help increase the number of students attending church related 
schools. The worship committee continues to work on providing meaningful and 
purposeful spirit-filled services for persons attending the Annual Conference. While 
Wellsprings has scaled down its ministries, it remains a strong force in providing 
spiritual formation and leadership development activities through the Academy for 
Leadership and the Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation. More efforts will focus 
on laity opportunities in the future. 

The Ordained Ministry group continued their work of making sure candidates for 
the ministry are prepared academically, theologically, and psychologically to lead and 
develop churches in such a way that influences people to love God and serve their 
churches and communities effectively. 

This report is an introduction and summary of the Spiritual Formation and 
Leadership Development Ministry Circle's work during the past year. In the pages 
which follow, each ministry within the SFLD Ministry Circle will provide greater details 
of its work to inspire, nurture, and empower individuals and Christian communities to 
become centers of spiritual formation and transformational leadership in the image of 
God for others. 

Bernice Duffy Johnson, Chairperson 

Campus Ministry 

Across the state of North Carolina, 16 colleges and universities have the presence 
of the United Methodist Church through Wesley Foundations and United Methodist 
supported ecumenical campus ministries. Students, who arrive on these campuses, 
find a safe place to explore and strengthen their faith. Students are met by profes- 
sional, caring campus ministers who invite and encourage students to risk asking the 
tough questions — questions waiting for the "safe" place to be asked. Through small 
groups, Bible study, mission outreach, and fellowship, students grow in their faith and 
develop leadership skills used in creative and effective ways in their local churches. A 
survey conducted, on one of the campuses, produced these wonderful facts: As a 
result of being a part of a Wesley Foundation/ecumenical ministry: 10% became 
clergy, 85% attend worship regularly, 91% contribute to the financial support of their 
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post-graduate participation in the church. That's just on one campus! Multiply that by 
16 campuses across North Carolina, and one can see the huge impact and; the 
growing importance of campus ministry. Students, from across the state, share that: 
Being involved in Wesley Foundations/Ecumenical Campus Ministry: "Kept God in my 
daily life, gave me courage to keep my Christian values, helped me develop healthy, 
positive friendships, gave me opportunities to do good in the world through missions." 
Campus ministry is a vital part of the mission and ministry of the United Methodist 
Church. An important piece of fulfilling the vision of Bishop Gwinn for excellence in 
ministry, both lay and clergy, is a strong United Methodist Campus Ministry. 

As opportunities for campus ministry continue to grow and change, the North 
Carolina State Commission on Campus Ministry, continues to discern the most 
effective way to provide continued support. We, on the NC State Commission, are 
striving to create new and exciting ways to faithfully proclaim the Good News of Jesus 
Christ on the campuses across North Carolina. We ask for your prayers. 

Linda Taylor, Chairperson of NC State Commission on Campus Ministry 



Children's Ministry Team 

In children's ministries we celebrate... 

..."Through the Eyes of a Child" workshop for leaders and workers in weekday 
ministries with children held August 2005 with close to 120 participants. The 
workshop will be held again in late summer, 2006. 

...The Hand in Hand project, our intensive work under the Bishops' Initiative on 
Children and Poverty, in collaboration with the Western NC Conference UMC, 
Methodist Homes for Children and Communities in Schools, working toward 
developing partnerships between churches and schools to meet the needs of children 
and their families. Susan Pennock has served as the Project Director for the North 
Carolina Conference. The grant funding provided by The Duke Endowment ended in 
2005. The Hand in Hand Project is moving into phase two of project. The website has 
been updated and materials (both print and speakers) are available from the 
Conference Office for Children's Ministry. 

...Continued commitment to the Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty and 
local church efforts to reach out to children and the impoverished beyond their four 
walls. A Children's March on the State Capitol is being planned with the Western North 
Carolina Conference for Tuesday, June 20, 2006. The website - 
www.umchildrenmarch.org has curriculum resources and registration information for 
participation in this significant event for all North Carolina United Methodists. 

...The work of the Conference Safe Sanctuaries Task Force. (See related report) 

...Developing plans for a major Conference-wide training event in 2007 for all 
those involved in children's ministry in the local church. 

...Participation by several leaders in children's ministry from churches across the 
Conference in the General Board of Discipleship sponsored FOCUS event in July, 
2005 (held every four years) and the Large Church Initiative sponsored FORUM event 
in February, 2006. 

We celebrate all that local churches are doing in ministry to, with and by children 
as we welcome every child in Jesus' name! 



Amy Staley, Chairperson 



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Christian Educators Fellowship 

Our 2005-06-program year began with a 35 th anniversary celebration at Genesis 
United Methodist Church, Cary. Fifteen persons attended this special evening and 
heard the story of the chapter's beginning from charter member, Margaret Ann Biddle. 
She and a small group of Christian educators were sharing a meal at the Rathskeller 
in 1969 when they made the decision to formally affiliate with the newly formed 
national Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF). Their application to form a local 
chapter was accepted by the national organization and the chapter was chartered in 
May 1970. 

NC CEF continues to meet to nurture, support, challenge, and advocate for 
persons responsible for the formation of Christian disciples through the ministry of 
Christian education. We continue to meet regularly for worship, fellowship, and the 
sharing of ideas. We are challenged by a recent decline in membership to seek better 
ways to connect with Christian educators across the Conference. We look forward to 
participating in the national Christian Educators Fellowship to be held in October 2006 
at Lake Junaluska, NC. We give thanks to God for the opportunities that we have to 
come together as a chapter and with other Christian educators from across the nation. 
Through these opportunities we continue to grow as Christian disciples. We 
encourage anyone with responsibility for Christian education in the local church to 
become involved in CEF — it's good food for the hungry educator's soul. 

Joyce Horn, Chapter President 

Clergy Care, Committee on 

Since 1971 the Committee on Clergy Care (formerly the Committee on Pastoral Care) 

has served clergy in the North Carolina Annual Conference by providing financial aid for 
confidential professional counseling and marriage and family enrichment. Beginning 
2004, in keeping with our understanding of the call and ministry of those who serve the 
Church as commissioned minister, deacon, diaconal minister, elder, or licensed local 
pastor under appointment, the Committee is now referred to as the Committee on 
Clergy Care. The Committee is comprised of five members from the Board of Ordained 
Ministry (one of whom serves as chairperson); one representative from the Conference 
Clergy Living Committee; one representative from the Clergy Partners Association; and 
one Pastoral Counselor. Funding for grants and expenses of the committee is included 
in the budget of the Board of Ordained Ministry and the awarding of grants is dependent 
upon the availability of funds. 

Financial aid is available to both clergy and diaconal ministers and their families, as 
described in the section below entitled, "Eligibility for Financial Grants". The financial 
grants, of up to $400 per family per calendar year, are provided to cover one-half of the cost 
of counseling sessions. Ministers under the NC Conference health insurance program 
should review the Health Care Benefits for outpatient psychiatric care. The coordination of 
insurance benefits and Clergy Care Grants should not exceed 100% of fees charged. 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT 

The Committee on Clergy Care encourages participation in marriage and family 
enrichment events, including those focusing on the needs of single, as well as married 
ministers. Grants up to $100 per individual, or $200 per family or couple, per calendar year, 
are available. A schedule and/or outline of the events, leaders' names and credentials and 
verification of participation should accompany a letter of application for the grant. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Persons who qualify for financial grants : 

1. Clergy who are members of the NC Annual Conference whose status is active, 
retired or on leave in accordance with ffll 353, 354 or 355 of The Book of Discipline 



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2004, OR any person, regardless of conference relationship, who is serving a 
local church of the NC Annual Conference, or a dependent. 

2. Diaconal ministers and or candidates who are serving a local church and are 
members of the NC Conference. 

3. Grant eligibility continues for two years for persons who have terminated their 
relationship with The United Methodist Church, for surviving spouses of minister 
and for former spouses of eligible persons. 

Conference clergy and diaconal ministers and their families are eligible for grants. A 
family is defined as dependents of the minister living in a ministers' home or parsonage, 
including spouse, children, parents and grandparents. Ministers' children through the age 
of 22, whether attending college or living at home, are eligible to receive financial grants. 

COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS WHO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Only counselors and therapists who meet the following criteria qualify to receive 
grants from the Committee on Clergy Care: 

Psychiatrist: American Medical Association (AMA) Board Certification, North 
Carolina License; 

Psychologist (Clinical): Licensed Practicing Psychologist LPP and/or HSP-P), 
North Carolina License; 

Pastoral Counselor: Member, Fellow or Diplomat of the American Association of 
Pastoral Counselors, Inc. (AAPC) 

Counselor: Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family 
Therapists (AAMFT), North Carolina Certified Marriage and Family Therapists, North 
Carolina Licensed Professional Counselors (LPL) 

Social Worker: Member Association of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

The Counselor or therapist, at the request of the qualifying client who is receiving the 
counseling, is to make application for a grant to the Chairperson of the Committee on 
Clergy Care in the following manner: 

1. The counselor or therapist requests an application form and instructions from 
the Office of Ministerial Relations. This request should be addressed in care of the 
Office of Ministerial Relations, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, or by calling either 
919-832-9560 or 800-849-4433, ext 244. 

2. Once the application and instructions for a Clergy Care Grant are received by 
the counselor/therapist, and a determination is made that the client qualifies, the 
application should be completed and returned to the Chairperson of the Committee 
on Clergy Care. To protect the confidentiality of the client, the client's name shall never 
appear on the application. When more than one member of the client's family is 
involved in counseling, all family members shall be assigned the same case number. 

3. The counselor/therapist will receive the financial aid grant on behalf of the 
client to apply to the client's account or to refund to the client if the account has already 
been paid. Clients should request from the therapist a statement showing the amount 
of financial assistance received from the Clergy Care Committee and should request 
the counselor/therapist to contact the Chairperson of Clergy Care to negotiate an 
acceptable procedure if any problems arise concerning the process. The client, not 
the Clergy Care Committee, is responsible for all contracts, negotiated fees and 
payment of services that are provided. 

4. The deadline for submitting grant applications is December 20 th of the 
calendar year in which the services were provided. 

In 2005, the Committee on Pastoral Care granted $6,720.59 for counseling sessions. 
This represents 219 sessions with counselors and therapists during the calendar year. 
Grants were processed for 34 clients during 2005 representing 136 sessions for clergy, 
40 for cleric and spouse, 27 for spouse, 13for children. Of these 34, clients 8 received the 
2005 maximum of $400.00 in assistance. 

Haywood Smith, Chairperson 



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Clergy Counseling and Consultation, Commission on 

The 2000 Annual Conference voted unanimously to establish and fund the Clergy 
Counseling and Consultation Service (CCCS) in order to provide support for our 
pastors and their families. It created this Commission to oversee the development 
and operation of the program. Jane Clark Moorman, MSW, LCSW, BCD was employed 
by the Commission as Director and began offering services January 1, 2001. 

The primary purposes of this program are: 1) to meet the emotional/psychological 
needs of pastors and their families; and, 2) to provide mental health consultation for 
clergy to assist them in their pastoral counseling work. 

Ms. Moorman provides diagnostic assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, and 
referral services for pastors and members of their families within the context of their 
own faith perspective. In 2005, 186 persons from 145 clergy families (20% of our 
active clergy under appointment) utilized her services. She provided 890 direct 
counseling hours and 308 mental health consultations. Such consultations typically 
assisted pastors in managing challenges or crises in their churches and in offering 
effective pastoral care to congregation members with mental health issues. Since 
the CCCS began, more than 550 clergy and family members have received Ms. 
Moorman's help with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, 
marital conflict, parent-child problems, addictions, sexual concerns, grief, moving/ 
transition difficulties, professional identity, and congregation-related issues. 

Pastors are charged no fees for these services, and all clergy are eligible: pastors 
serving churches, those in appointments beyond the local church, and retired clergy. 
Ms. Moorman continually updates a network of mental health providers and pastoral 
counselors across our Conference who understand the particular stresses of clergy 
families and can provide professional services for them when referral is needed. After 
one or more diagnostic interviews with Ms. Moorman, persons may continue to receive 
services from her or be referred to other providers when appropriate. 

Ms. Moorman adheres closely to a policy of strict confidentiality , which guards 
the privacy of each person who seeks consultation, counseling/psychotherapy, or 
referral. In order for information to be released concerning anyone's contact with the 
Service, that person must give written authorization prior to such release. This is 
extremely important in our itinerant appointment system. As Director, she reports 
only to this Commission and this Commission reports only to the Annual 
Conference. 

The main office is located at 2804 Montgomery St. in a Durham residential 
community easily accessible from I-40 and I-85. To increase accessibility, in 
October, 2005, Ms. Moorman began providing services two days per month in each 
of two new satellite locations- Washington and Wilmington. If you wish further 
information, to consult by phone, or to make an appointment, please call toll-free 866- 
440-4200 or locally 402-4200. 

This Commission believes that Ms. Moorman's excellent work benefits 
the entire Conference by helping to create healthier clergy who are able to serve 
the Lord more effectively and build stronger churches . She is an important 
resource for pastors called upon to counsel their own parishioners. The 
Commission, therefore, urges members of the 2006 Annual Conference to 
continue full funding for this highly utilized clergy support program in the 2008 
budget. 

Ted R. Kunstling, M.D., Chairperson 



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Conference Relations, Committee on 

The Committee on Conference Relations has as its primary responsibility the assisting of 
any clergy who seek to change or terminate their relationship with the Annual Conference. 
Changes in conference relationship may occur in any of the following ways: 1) 
discontinuation, 2) leave of absence, 3) retirement, 4) sabbatical leave, 5) maternity/paternity 
leave, 6) family leave, 7) termination of conference relationship (surrender of credentials), 
8) honorable location. 

The Conference Relations Committee meets with the person who is seeking a 
change in conference relationship upon the request of that person, or upon request of the 
Cabinet or the Board of Ordained Ministry. The committee attempts to determine what is 
appropriate in each case by posing questions, offering counsel and providing support. 
The committee then discusses the request and acts upon it by making a recommendation 
to the Board of Ordained Ministry. In any event, the person requesting the change and the 
Conference Relations Committee acting on the request must follow the requirements in 
The Book of Discipline. 

The Book of Discipline provides specific guidelines applying to each of the categories 
of conference membership. All those persons in the various categories of conference 
membership (other than the effective relationship) should remember to familiarize 
themselves with, and adhere to, the disciplinary guidelines which apply to that category. 
The Committee on Conference Relations issues a yearly reminder of these guidelines 
through a letter approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry at its annual meeting. Following 
the appropriate guidelines is particularly important for clergy on leave of absence; for these 
persons, exercise of any ministerial function is restricted to the Charge Conference in 
which their membership is held. The Conference Relations Committee would take this 
opportunity to reiterate that pastors on leave of absence cannot perform weddings, conduct 
funerals, or administer the sacraments outside the bounds (both geographical and 
membership bounds) of that charge conference. 

Every spring (since 1987) the Conference Relations Committee has hosted a 
luncheon for those who will be retiring from the North Carolina Annual Conference at the 
June session of that year. At this luncheon, the retirees and their spouses are informed 
about various matters relating to their retirement such as insurance, housing, and pension 
benefits. This year's retirement luncheon was held at St. Luke United Methodist Church in 
Goldsboro on Tuesday, May 09, 2006. 

Thomas G. Holtsclaw, Chairperson 

Continuing Education, Committee on 

The Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry has the responsibility 
of developing continuing education programs that will enable ministers to fulfill the 
Disciplinary requirements. According to the Book of Discipline, "Clergy shall be expected 
to continue their education and spiritual growth throughout their careers, including carefully 
developed personal programs of study augmented periodically by involvement in organized 
educational and spiritual growth activities." The Discipline further states that, "In most 
cases the ordained ministers' continuing education and spiritual growth program should 
allow for such leaves at least one week each year and at least one month during one year 
of each quadrennium. Such leaves shall not be considered as part of the ministers' vacations 
and shall be planned in consultation with their charges or other agencies to which they are 
appointed as well as the bishop, district superintendent, and Annual Conference Continuing 
Education Committee. " 

In providing the resources to enable pastors to meet the minimum requirement of 
The Discipline, the Committee on Continuing Education has edited a brochure that applies 
to all clergy and diaconal ministers of the NC Annual Conference. The brochure contains 



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information defining Continuing Education, the role of the local church, and how the pastor's 
continuing education can be financed. The brochure is printed as part of this report. 
Continuing Education for Ministry in the NC Annual Conference : 

Rationale: A prime expectation of every minister of the NC Annual Conference is 
professional growth. In recent years, one of the major avenues through which such growth 
occurred has been continuing education. In The Book of Discipline it states, "There are 
professional responsibilities that elders are expected to fulfill and that represent a 
fundamental part of their accountability and a primary basis for their continued eligibility 
for annual appointment. Growth in vocational competence and effectiveness through 
continuing formation is expected of conference members. " 

Definition: Continuing education is defined as an organized structured program of 
formal study under competent leadership with clearly defined goals and objectives. Here 
the key words are "organized," "competent leadership," and "clearly defined goals and 
objectives." By this definition certain activities, though worthwhile, are not considered 
"continuing education"; e.g., degree programs, recreational programs, promotional 
meetings, worship services, entertainments, undirected reading, and study travel (except 
for limited lecture, seminar, or workshop time), and the like. 

The Conference Program : 

The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, through the Committee on Continuing 
Education, performs three functions: 1) it sets minimum continuing education standards 
for ministry; 2) it establishes guidelines for continuing education; and 3) it seeks to 
insure their availability. 

1. Minimum Standards: The NC Conference has established as a minimum 
standard one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to be earned by each minister 
from an approved continuing education program each year. One CEU is defined 
as ten contact hours of participation in an approved continuing education program. 

2. Guidelines for Continuing Education Programs: CEUs will be approved for 
those persons sponsored by organizations which are accredited by a) a regional 
educational agency (such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), 
b) a professional accrediting agency (such as the American Medical Association), 
or c) the Council on the Continuing Education Unit. It should also be noted that 
only those programs which relate directly to ministerial growth and development 
will be approved. 

3. Insuring their Availability: Efforts by the Board of Ordained Ministry to insure 
the availability of continuing education programs include encouraging conference- 
related and other colleges within the Conference bounds to offer courses for 
ministers, providing supplementary financial aid for ministers, publicizing approved 
programs, and identifying specific subject areas for needed programs. 

Role of the Local Church: In addition to the minister, the local church has a significant 
stake in the success of continuing education programs. The local church, therefore, has 
an important role to play in continuing education. 

The Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of the Local Church : 

1. Confers with the pastor and the district superintendent in the development of a 
continuing education program that will enhance the total ministry of the church. 

2. Provides study leaves at least one week each year and at least one month 
during one year of each quadrennium. Such study leaves are not to be 
considered vacation time. 

3. Recommends to the church's Finance Committee budgetary funds to be applied 
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continuing education programs, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee should 
insure that only those programs which meet both the definitions and specific 
guidelines above are funded. 

Financial Aid to Clergy : 
Funding for continuing education is the combined responsibility of the participant, 
the congregation, the sponsoring institution, and the Annual Conference. Conference funds 
for continuing education are derived as a portion of conference apportionments. Thus, it is 
not possible (nor is it desirable) for the conference to assume a major responsibility. 
Continuing education can be expensive. For this reason, local churches are encouraged 
to provide a minimum of $300. 00 annually for each clergy and diaconal ministers' continuing 
education. 

All persons under Episcopal appointment to charges, conference staff positions, 
Conference Evangelists, retired supply, and Extension Ministries appointed to conference- 
related agencies and institutions are eligible for grants from the Conference funds provided: 

1. The program meets the definitions and Conference guidelines described above. 

2. The applicant has documented his or her efforts to secure funding from other 

sources, including local church, Duke Endowment, and personal resources. 

3. The application for a grant is filed on the appropriate form which furnishes 
complete information about the event and bears the signatures of the applicant, 

the Pastor-Parish chairperson, and district superintendent. 
Continuing Education Grant Guidelines : 

1. The maximum grant to an individual applicant over one conference year is 
$300.00 

2. Grants are available for ordained, commissioned, licensed and diaconal 
ministers who receive less than the CAC (Conference Average Compensation), 

which includes salary and utilities, or less. 

3. Applicants must use all funds designated by their local congregation or 

employing organization prior to requesting Conference grants. 

4. Grants for District Continuing Education Seminars shall be limited to $100.00, 
based upon the availability of funds, regardless of the number of CEUs involved 
and within the limits outlined in #1, 2, and 3. 

5. Grants for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) can be given when the CPE 

program offers the required CEU credits. No more than $300.00 per CPE unit 
will be granted in any given year. Grants for CPE are given only for non-degree 
programs. 

6. Holy Land Trips: A grant according to the current policy may be made once in 

a pastor's career, providing funding is available. 

Monitoring Continuing Education Units : 

1. The district superintendent, in annual consultation, may suggest to the clergy 
or diaconal minister the area of continuing education he or she should take to 

facilitate his or her professional growth. The pastor's annual Continuing 
Education Report will be given to the district superintendent at the annual 
consultation or other appropriate time. 

2. Clergy shall have the responsibility for securing from the institution granting 
Continuing Education credit a record of earned credit and providing a copy of 
this record to the Office of Ministerial Relations. 

3. It is the responsibility of each participant to determine, in consultation with the 

Committee on Continuing Education, if a proposed program meets the criteria 
prior to participation and funding. 

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Enlistment, Committee on 

A simple look at the ages and faces of clergy in The United Methodist Church, one has a 
better understanding of the statistical projections about the tremendous loss of clergy 
through retirement over the next eight to ten years. The primary concern of the Committee 
on Enlistment is to raise the awareness of our constituency within the bounds of the North 
Carolina Conference so that identification and enlistment of ordained ministers is an ongoing 
concern that touches every dimension of the body of Christ. In keeping with this goal the 
Committee on Enlistment is ready to provide direction and encouragement in the process 
of clergy enlistment. More importantly, the primary responsibility for identifying youth, young 
adults, and second career individuals who are ready to answer God's call, falls upon local 
church pastors, laity in the local churches, and campus ministers. 

All too often, some people place God's call to the ministry behind economic or 
security concerns. Sometimes a friend or a respected leader in a local church is more 
aware of a calling upon an individual than the person him or herself. One of the roles of 
individuals and Pastor-Parish Relations Committees in local churches is to confirm the 
claim of God upon those that are called by directing them to their local church pastors, 
District Superintendents, and District Committees on Ministry. 

During each even-numbered year, the denomination offers an event designed to 
help persons who are "exploring" a call to ministry. The 2006 Exploration event is scheduled 
for November 17-19, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Exploration weekend is designed 
to help one explore the call to ministry, discover one's giftedness for ministry and ways in 
which to fulfill the call. 

There are other spiritual encounters [opportunities] that have proven to be helpful in 
understanding a call to ministry, such as, Disciple Bible Study and Emmaus. Events like 
these have awakened and provided opportunities for so many to hear and respond to 
God's call. 

The Committee on Enlistment encourages all pastors and laity to assist [the Holy 
Spirit] in facilitating, clarifying and discovering God's call. To assist those whom God has 
called into ministry, is a high and holy honor and commitment. 

Sam Wynn, Chairperson 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense, Committee on 

Effective Date - June 1, 2006 
The Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense Committee met to study moving expense needs 
and policies. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations. 
I. Eligibility 

A Pastors of local churches continuing under appointment to local churches within 
the Conference, district superintendents, and Conference ministerial! staff 
whose salaries are paid from the Conference treasurer's office. 

B. Pastors in section I. A. who become Conference Evangelists upon moving from 
an appointment to new residence. Their moving expense to return to any of the 
above categories will also be paid. 

C. Pastors in section I. A. who retire from serving appointment or who assume ap 
proved incapacity leave or return into active service from approved incapacity 
leave. 

D. Widows or widowers of those identified in section I. A. upon moving from place of 
appointment to new residence. 

E. Pastors moving into an appointment in the North Carolina Conference to as 
sume full-time or student appointments under section I. A. 

F. Interim Supply pastors 

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one leave of absence. 

H. Pastors who are called to active military duty will be entitled to moving expense 
at the time of call up, if need be, and at the time of return, if need be, if not 
covered by the military, with substantiation of the military orders. 

I. Persons moving who are not defined above will not be eligible to make claim. 

Payment of Claims 

A All reimbursements must be substantiated with paid receipts for actual moving 
expenses. All reimbursements must be for expenses which are deductible for 
income tax purposes according to Internal Revenue code, Section 217, non-taxable 
fringe benefits. Payment will be granted to all who are eligible to make claims 
as follows: 

1. Active itinerant clergy in section I. A., I.B., I.E., I.F. ,I.G. and I.H. (except retiring 
clergy, widows, widowers, and clergy couples) will receive reimburse 
ment of costs up to $1,500.00 with submission of paid receipts for 
actual moving expense. 

2. Retiring itinerant clergy, widows, or widowers will receive reimbursement of 
costs up to $2,200.00 with submission of paid receipts for actual moving 
expenses. The retirement amount may be granted upon request when taking 
incapacity leave in lieu of receiving the retirement benefit at retirement. 

3. Itinerant clergy couples will receive reimbursement of costs up to $1 ,750.00 
with submission of paid receipts for actual moving expenses. If only one 
member of the clergy couple is re-appointed, section II.A.1. will apply. 

B. Travel: Mileage is reimbursed at the standard IRS rate for moving expense 
deductions. This rate may be paid per mile per vehicle for a single trip to move 
each vehicle to the new residence. If a vehicle is used to move household 
goods, i.e., in lieu of a moving company, additional trips may be reimbursed as 
neces sary. The per trip mileage will be computed from appointment to appoint 
ment, orfrom the Conference boundary to the appointment, or from the appoint 
ment to the residence/Conference boundary (in case of retirement), whichever 
is less. Either the mileage as described above or actual out of pocket expenses 
for gas, oil, etc, may be reimbursed from the Conference boundary. 

C. Reporting and Payment Requirements 

1. IRS guidelines require that moving expense reimbursements be reported 
on a W-2. Based on recommendation from legal counsel and their 
consultations with the Internal Revenue Service, we recommend that the 
W-2 be issued by the local church. The Conference Treasurer will provide 
to the local church all moving expense information to be reported on the 
W-2. The Conference Treasurer will make payment to the new local church 
appointment. The new local church will pay the clergy and include the 
moving expense on the W-2 that they issue to the pastor at the end of the 
year. In absence of a new appointment, payment will be made to and re- 
ported by the old appointment. 

2. The Conference treasurer will make this payment upon receiving the 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense Requisition form signed by the person 
receiving reimbursement and approved by the sending District 
Superintendent, along with appropriate receipts to substantiate the 
expenses. 

3. The pastor should send the completed document, "So Your're Moving" 
checklist to the sending District Superintendent. This will fulfill the 2004 
Discipline, fl2532. 4, which states "The chairperson of the board of trustees 
or the chairperson of the parsonage committee, if one exists, the chairperson 
of the committee on pastorparish relations, and the pastor shall make an 
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maintenance." 
4. Moving expense funds will be with held by the Conference treasurer if the 
district superintendent determines that the parsonage was inadequately 
cleaned or was damaged beyond normal wear and tear. If an inspection by 
the district superintendent and the pastor-parish relations committee or the 
parsonage committee reveals monetary needs for cleaning or repairs, or for 
having the fuel tank filled, the remaining balance of the moving expense due 
said pastor shall be made payable to the respective district to pay for needed 
cleaning or repairs. If the district superintendent or the moving pastor 
is NOT in agreement with said pastor-parish relations committee or the 
parsonage committee, the superintendent may request the arbitration 
committee of the clergy living committee to inspect the parsonage 
involved and give an impartial recommendation. 

D. The Conference treasurer will make an advance payment up to $600.00 to 
eligible itinerant clergy to cover the expense of deposit and fees for moving 
expenses prior to their move, upon approval by the district superintendent. Those 
receiving an advance must substantiate their expenditures, and any money that 
is left over shall be refunded to the Conference treasurer. All advance payments 
shall be included in W-2 information provided to the local church by the 
Conference Treasurer for inclusion on the W-2. 

E. No additional claim can be made against a local church, district, or the 
Conference for payment of moving expenses. 

F. Reimbursable expenses include the cost of boarding and moving domestic 
animals, the moving of recreational vehicles, boats, etc., moving household and 
personal goods, travel as defined in II. B., lodging, packing, crating, in-transit 
storage and insurance, labor costs, and any other expense necessary to 
physically move household items. Expenses which are not reimbursable in 
elude meals, purchase of household items, or any other item not reasonable or 
necessary for the move. 

G. The request for moving expense reimbursement must be received in the 
Treasurer's Office no later than four months following the date of the move. 

H. Reimbursement will be considered a qualified, non-taxable fringe benefit not sub 
ject to income and self-employment tax when: 

Your move is 50 or more miles from the old appointment to the new appoint 
ment and 

Your new appointment is full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 
months at the new location. 
If your appointment does not meet the above conditions, then the reimbursement 
will be reported as taxable for both income and employment tax. However, if your reim- 
bursement is treated as taxable income, an additonal stipend in the amount of 20% of the 
taxable income portion will be provided. The maximum stipend will be no more than 20% 
of the applicable limit stated in secion II. A. 
III. Review Committee 

A There will be a Review Committee consisting of two persons appointed by the 
chairperson of the Council on Finance and Administration, one district 
superintendent appointed by the Bishop, the Conference treasurer, and the 
director of Ministerial Relations and the chair of the Moving Expense 
Committee. 
B. The Review Committee will consider and have final authority over any questionable 
or disallowed claim or special claim beyond allowances set in the approved 
plan. 

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Laity, Commission on 

The primary purpose of the Conference Board of Laity is to make known the good news 
of God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ, and to challenge, inspire and equip the 
laity of the North Carolina Annual Conference for ministry in the local church. 

In the past year the District Lay Leaders have implemented training workshops for 
local church Lay Leaders, held District Lay Rallies to celebrate the ministries of laity, and 
ensured that Lay Speaker Training courses were offered in their districts. Duke Divinity 
School sponsored a Laity Weekend; and the Southeastern Jurisdiction held a Laity Retreat 
at Lake Junaluska. At the close of the 2005 retreat the Southeastern Jurisdictional Lay 
Leaders voted to discontinue this 40- year event due to the dramatic decline in attendance 
over time. Although we will miss this event, we will look forward to new opportunities that 
may spring forth as we try to connect with the emerging needs of the laity. Laity Sunday 
was promoted on the third Sunday in October, and most congregations participated. In 
addition our Conference United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, and United 
Methodist Youth sponsored many events aimed at spiritual enrichment, leadership 
development and education (please refer to their individual reports). 

The opportunity to nominate an Outstanding Lay Ministry of the Year is given to each 
district. All nominees will be recognized at Annual Conference, and will receive a grant 
from the endowment fund left by the late Roy Turnage, a former Conference Lay Leader. 

This year the Conference Board of Laity will offer a "Laity Event" to be held during 
Annual Conference on Friday June 16 th at 7:30 p.m. (this will replace the traditional Laity 
Banquet for this year, due to Convention Center expenses for a catered meal). The 
speaker for our "Laity Event" will be Mr. Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston 
Philharmonic Orchestra, co-author of the book "The Art of Possibility", and a speaker on 
leadership to organizations all over the world. 

Our theme for this quadrennium (2005-2008) is: "One in Spirit - All in Ministry..." 
with the emphasis for 2006 being "...in the Spirit of Worship," in 2007 "...in the Spirit of 
Stewardship," in 2008 "...in the Spirit of Fellowship." We look forward to continuing to 
explore this theme provided by the General Board of Discipleship in consultation with the 
Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders. May our work together as disciples of 
Jesus Christ bring glory to God. 

Emily Innes, Conference Lay Leader 
Lay Ministries of the Year 

Burlington District: Saxapahaw UMC-"Mosaic Rural Wellness Center Ministry" 
This Ministry provides a variety of needed services to the rural community surrounding 
Saxapahaw United Methodist Church. The services offered include a middle school 
after-school program, which consists of tutoring, mentoring, character building, life- 
skills education, recreation, and art classes. Fourteen children who would otherwise 
be unsupervised after school are currently participating. Additionally, the ministry 
reaches out to the adult population by providing English or Spanish as a second 
language classes, quilting classes for seniors, and a free dental clinic. Durham 
District: Trinity UMC & Lakewood UMC-"Reconciliation and Reentry Ministry" 
Among the 450 inmates who return to Durham from prison every year nearly 1 00 persons 
return on parole. Through a government referral agency, these newly released persons 
may be enrolled in the "Reconciliation and Reentry Ministry" of Lakewood and Trinity 
United Methodist Churches. This restorative justice ministry forms "faith teams" of four to 
nine church members who are partnered with a newly released prisoner. To date three 
partnerships have been completed with the returning inmates successfully completing 
requirements of their supervised release. Persons have overcome numerous financial 
and personal obstacles, remained drug-free after years of substance abuse, have 
obtained meaningful employment, and are a source of hope for others coming home 
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returning prisoners they have learned how much we all have in common, including 
untapped strengths and wisdom, when we love one another as God loves us. 
Elizabeth City District: St. John's UMC-"Yellow House Ministry" 
In response to the deaths of three young men from drug related accidents, the "Yellow 
House Ministry" was formed as a way to reach out to the young adults of the community 
who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions and feelings of disenchantment by 
life's circumstances. Every month as many as seventy young adults meet for a dinner 
prepared by loving mothers and grandmothers in the community. The "Yellow House 
Ministry" provides counseling resources and has assisted many with finding rehabilitation 
centers. The ministry also helps with GED enrollment and offers a variety of life skills 
classes. A recent new aspect to the ministry has been to reach out to those young adults 
who find themselves in jail. The ministry provides bibles, resources, visits, and prayers. 
The main objective of "Yellow House" ministry is to demonstrate God's love in action. 
Fayetteville District: Hay Street UMC-"Lonely. Lost and Hungry Ministry" 
The "Lonely, Lost, and Hungry Ministry" provides daily snacks and sacks of groceries for 
the homeless neighbors of Hay Street United Methodist Church in downtown Fayetteville. 
This ministry increases the flow of the poor to the church doors and gives the laity an 
opportunity to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people who come seeking 
help and guidance. 

Goldsboro District: New Hope UMC-" Parents Anonymous Ministry" 
Parents Anonymous addresses the critical need for Wayne County families to have 
access to unconditional agape love, care, and role modeling of appropriate parent-child 
relationships as they struggle with the stressors and pressures of parenting and family 
life. Family members attend this program once a week and are served a meal. The adults 
participate in parent support groups where they both give and receive input regarding 
family issues including domestic violence, family court systems, single parenting, and 
juvenile delinquency. The children are concurrently involved in programming that teaches 
character, non-violent conflict resolution, and wise decision-making in a nurturing and 
affirming way. 42% of the 293 program participants during the last three years were 
referred to the ministry through a family court order and 31% were referred by Wayne 
County Department of Social Services. The remaining participants are voluntary. Laity of 
New Hope UMC logged over 1,137 volunteer hours in 2005. Although faith and beliefs are 
not "preached", this back door evangelism has played a significant role in leading people 
to accept Christ as Lord and Savior, and led one couple to actually be married during a 
Parents Anonymous meeting. The ministry allows for seeds of faith to be planted on a 
weekly basis while at the same time helping to reunify families and keep children safe. 
Greenville District: Calvary Memorial UMC-"Pluqqed In: Digital Connectors" 
Lay members of Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church are reaching out to their 
fellow Greene County citizens to facilitate education and economic development in this 
rural impoverished community. With grants from the Duke Endowment and the NC 
Conference Mission Development Team, and in partnership with the Green County 
Schools, the local Chamber of Commerce, Cooperative Extension Service and several 
other agencies Calvary Memorial UMC has established a unique team of students in 
grades 8-12 called the "Digital Connectors". These students receive over 30 hours of 
summer training and complete 3-6 hours of initial community service to equip them to 
minister to local citizens as educators in computer literacy and technology. The Digital 
Connectors go to several locations including local churches, the Senior Citizens Center, 
and the Camber of Commerce to conduct classes that equip people to use computers in 
their jobs and in their everyday lives. Through this ministry Greene County is reaping the 
benefits of visionary leadership through new partnerships among churches and 
community agencies, nurture of citizens of all walks of life, promotion of modern business 
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New Bern District: First UMC Morehead City-"Prayer Shawl Ministry" 

A group of 35 women meet weekly at First Church Morehead City to pray and knit prayer 
shawls. When a shawl is completed it is blessed in the group and a final blessing is 
done in the worship service. A small cross charm and a personally printed card with a 
prayer is affixed to the shawl. The recipient of the shawl may be an individual who is 
experiencing a time of stress, bereavement, or illness. It may also be a person who is 
celebrating a life event such as a new birth, a birthday, confirmation in the church, or 
graduation. Recipients have been persons from the church, the community, and across 
the state. Two prayer shawls were sent to the National Assembly of United Methodist 
Women to be given to UMCOR. Recent recipients include an Alzheimer's patient, a widow 
of a Navy pilot killed in training, a mother whose daughter was killed in an auto accident, 
a 4-year-old child with cancer, a Katrina survivor, a victim of domestic violence, a lady 
celebrating her 100 ,h birthday, a Divinity School student, and a young college graduate 
going to Peru as a missionary. This outreach ministry of prayer is expanding daily. Using 
the talents God has given and the power of prayer, this outreach ministry is truly a blessing 
to the recipient and the knitter. 

Raleigh District: Cokesbury UMC-"Summer Youth Program Ministry" 
The purpose of this ministry is to give children and youth of all racial and ethnic 
backgrounds in the community, the church, and beyond a place to go and fellowship 
during the summer instead of being on the streets, joining gangs, or being at home 
alone. The ministry gives children the opportunity to redirect their attention and energy to 
something positive and to experience activities they otherwise would not have been 
afforded. The program starts the first week of June and continues for nearly 8 weeks. 
Children arrive at 7:00 a.m. and stay until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 35 
participants receive two meals and two snack per day. They are provided with God's word 
on a daily basis through interactive devotional time. They receive grade level appropriate 
learning instruction, and take field trips to such places as the NC Museum of Natural 
Science, Morehead Planetarium, State Capitol, NC State University, and Pullen Park. 
They also go bowling, skating, swimming, and to the movies every week. Professional 
community speakers also come and share with the children on topics of health and life 
opportunities. The ministry is completely funded through donations from laity, parents, 
and love offerings. 

Rockingham District: Galilee UMC-"Bridge Builders Education Enrichment Ministry" 
The Scottland County School System has experienced performance scores in reading, 
math and science that are below the state average for all students. In response, Galilee 
United Methodist Church has developed the "Bridge Builders Education Enrichment 
Program" in partnership with their neighborhood elementary school. The program 
encourages positive development and greater academic achievement among the 25 
second and third grade students enrolled. The ministry is totally staffed by lay volunteers 
and provides after-school supervision, homework assistance, and instruction in basic 
skills of math, science, reading, and computer literacy. Mentoring, storytelling, recreational 
time, character development, community involvement and spiritual formation are all a 
part of the comprehensive program. The ministry has become a model for other churches 
in Scottland County and has received the endorsement of the Scottland County School 
Superintendent. 

Rocky Mount District: Englewood UMC-"Prayer Shawl Ministry" 
This prayer shawl ministry is composed of 35 women and youth, ages 8-85, who prayerfully 
knit shawls to be given to individuals of all ages as an act of love, friendship, and caring. 
It combines the love of knitting with intentional prayer and God's command to "love one 
another". The group has donated over 110 hand-made prayer shawls since February of 
2005 to men, women, and children who range in age from newborn to 100 years. Those 
who receive the shawls are blessed with the assurance that prayers were said for them 
during the many weeks it took to complete the shawl, and by the shawl itself which 



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surrounds them with warmth as tangible evidence of God's love. The prayer shawls are 
placed on the church altar two Sundays a month for a prayer of blessing. The prayer of 
blessing is printed and given with each shawl. This ministry is the embodiment of lay 
ministry - God's people using whatever talent they have to answer God's call to serve. It 
has helped the congregations to recognize and empathize more fully with the needs of 
others, and is testimony to the transformational power of prayer. 
Sanford District: Broadway UMC-"Helping Hand Ministry" 

This ministry was formed as a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. 
Broadway United Methodist Church secured the loan of a semi-truck and driver filled it 
with canned beef stew and water and sent it with their love and prayers to Alabama. Of the 
thousands of pounds of food they collected, 12,000 pounds were left over, and they sent 
this along with other needed supplies to the MERCI Center. Later they collected nearly 
$3,000 and began helping families who were relocating from the Gulf States to their area. 
The church bought one elderly man a bed and mattress. The United Methodist Women 
sponsored a "shower" for the man, filling his new apartment with items such as towels, 
sheets, and flatware. The man soon began attending the church and has been active 
ever since. The church collected $1,200 for the Sanford District United Methodist Men's 
"Mobile Kitchen" and three Broadway United Methodist Men went to Mississippi to help 
serve food for seven days. Broadway UMC is a small congregation with a big heart for 
others. 

Wilmington District: Hampstead UMC-"Upward Soccer Ministry" 
"Upward Soccer" provides a chance for Hampstead United Methodist Church to use the 
fastest growing sport in the United States to evangelize the community. By keeping in 
mind that every child is a winner, "Upward Soccer" has built a league that promotes 
spiritual formation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate. In just over a year 
the league has grown to over 200 participants with 15 new families joining the church. 
The ministry promotes maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice 
and one game per week. Devotions are a part of every practice, and halftime testimonies 
speak to the spectators on game day. The coaches and referees are trained to minister 
to the children in positive ways and the parents receive invitations by newsletter to church 
functions and worship services. The season builds toward a harvest time banquet, 
where awards are given, and players and parents are given an opportunity to respond to 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Ministerial Education Fund, Committee on 

The Ministerial Education Fund (MEF) is one of the most "unsung blessings" of our 
connectional support! In addition to being the underlying support to our seminaries, it 
provides invaluable support for the following ministries: Annual Conference Board of 
Ordained Ministry for programs they provide for clergy and diaconal ministers; scholarships 
for students studying for the ordained and diaconal ministry in the 13 outstanding United 
Methodist seminaries and in non-United Methodist seminaries approved by the Division of 
Ordained Ministry and taught by seminary professors and conference leaders throughout 
the United Methodist Church; Continuing Education; Course of Study Schools (more than 
4,700 people are involved in 12 Course of Study Schools); research and special programs 
related to candidacy and enlistment; pastoral care initiatives; clergy women concerns; 
racial and ethnic concerns; spiritual formation; testing and evaluation; training of boards of 
ordained ministry; international theological education; jurisdictional block grants; 
supervision issues and Dempster Fellowships. All of these ministries are nurtured by 
money from the Ministerial Education Fund. 

The general policies for the North Carolina Annual Conference's portion of the 
Ministerial Education Fund (25% of MEF apportionments) are set by the Board of Ordained 
Ministry. Brochures with guidelines and policies for the MEF scholarships are available 
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Some interesting facts regarding MEF are: 

• Hundreds of millions of dollars have been given by local congregations 
to the MEF since 1968. 

• More than twenty-five percent (25%) of that amount from the MEF has 
supported conference board services in each annual conference since 1970. 

• MEF supports Duke Divinity School, which for over 79 years has prepared 
men and women for leadership in the church as clergy and laity. 

Other institutions supported by Ministerial Education Funds are: Boston University 
School of Theology, Boston, MA; Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, 
GA; The Theological School at Drew University, Madison, NJ; lliff School of Theology, 
Denver, CO; Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA; Garrett-Evangelical Theological 
Seminary, Evanston, IL; Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH; Perkins 
School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Saint Paul School of 
Theology, Kansas City, MS; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA; United 
Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH; Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. 
ACTIVITY OF THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND: 

Raised in 2005 $667,330.00 

• Portion Remitted to General Board of Higher Educationand Ministry (75% of 
Apportionment) $500,504.00 

• Portion retained by Board of Ordained Ministry in this conference 

(25% of Apportionment) $166,826.00 

Financial Assistance Granted (2005) : 

• Scholarships to Ministerial Candidates and Ministerial 

Education Grants (46) $169,432.00 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Ordained Ministry: 
Seminaries - 45 

Duke Divinity School 38 

Asbury Theological Seminary 1 

Candler School of Theology 1 

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 1 

Hood Theological Seminary 4 



Undergraduate Schools - 1 

East Carolina University 



William J. Weisser, Chairperson 



North Carolina Pastors' School and Duke Divinity School Convocation 
On October 10-12, 2005, almost 500 clergy gathered for the annual Convocation and 
Pastors' School at Duke Divinity School. The event focused on the theme "A New Creation: 
Building a Ministry of Reconciliation." Held in conjunction with the dedication of the new 
divinity school Westbrook Building and the naming of the Langford Building, the event 
featured inspiring lectures, seminars and worship services. The James A. Gray Lectures 
were presented by Ellen Davis, professor of bible and practical theology at Duke Divinity 
School and a gifted theologian whose work focuses on reclaiming the importance of the 
Old Testament, and Willie Jennings, senior associate dean for academic programs and 
assistant research professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. 
L. Gregory Jones, dean and professor of theology at Duke Divinity School and a leading 
scholar on issues of forgiveness and reconciliation, and Samuel Wells, new dean of Duke 
Chapel and noted theological ethicist, presented the Franklin S. Hickman lectures. 
Convocation preachers Ross Olivier, one of the key pastor leaders in the "Journey to a New 
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the Mississippi Annual Conference, and L. Gregory Jones led worship during the event. 
The keynote panel "Journeys of Reconciliation" featured four leading practitioners affiliated 
with the newly instituted Duke Center for Reconciliation: Emmanuel Katongole, Chris 
Rice, Julie Duany and Mark Gornik. Sixteen different continuing education seminars enrolled 
overthree hundred and fifty pastors. The seminars included "Preaching from II Corinthians," 
"Should Every Congregation Be Multi-Racial?" and "Biblical and Theological Resources 
for Reconciliation." 

The 2006 Convocation and Pastors' School will be held October 9-11, and will feature 
pastor and author Eugene Peterson and theologian Craig Dykstra. A detailed brochure will 
be available from Duke Divinity School later this summer. Individuals are encouraged to 
contact the Center for Continuing Education for more information ( www.divinitv.duke.edu/ 
learningforlife, email div-conted(S)duke.edu , phone 888-845-4216). 

G Paul Phillips, Chairperson 

Older Adult Ministries, Committee on 

The committee seeks to be the focal point for aging issues which impact the 
program and ministry of the local church and the Annual Conference as a whole. The 
committee hopes to raise the consciousness of how, where and why the church ought 
to be involved in ministry with, to and by older adults. The committee has promoted the 
following services and learning programs: 

1. The Conference Web Page now offers a link for Older Adult Ministry and it may 
be reached at: http://www.nccumc.org/OlderAdultMinistries/default.htm 

2. Through a Speaker's Bureau the committee can offer churches a list of 
names of people who could speak on issues pertaining to Older Adults. 

3. A Resource Library is being maintained in the Conference Audio-Visual 
Library for use by local churches. 

4. The Norman T Allers Academy on Older Adult Ministries is a certification 
program established by the Older Adult Association of the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction to provide training and credentials for those in older adult ministry. 

5. Each year in August, we encourage Older Adults and those working with older 
adults to attend the SEJ Older Adult Conference. "Terra Incognito" is the theme 
of 2006 conference designed for anyone over the age of 55. The event will be 
held August 7-10, 2006 at Lake Junaluska. 

6. To partner with other conference groups and agencies in the sponsorship of 
the education and training of clergy and lay persons in the spiritual 
development for the fourth quarter of life. On May 23 - 25, 2006, we partnered 
with the Western NC Conference and held a three day event in Greensboro. 
The event programming was for Older Adults and those who work in Older 
Adult Ministries. Richard Gentzler, Director of the Center of Aging of The United 
Methodist Church and the Rev. Dr. Belton Joyner were event keynote 
speakers. It is the hope of the committee that in 2007 we can host a program 
for the laity and clergy of the NCC. 

7. We are exploring the possibilities of partnering with MERCI to offer a work 
camp/training for older adults. 

8. The Burlington District with the support of NCC Older Adult Committee and 

other ministries/agencies is seeking a grant to establish a program entitled 
Third Thursdays at Chestnut Ridge that "...will provide a way for older adults to 
use their special knowledge and life experience for the benefit not only of 
themselves, but for others." It is projected that this program will being in 
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9. We have developed and will continue to distribute resource packets to 
Pastors new to the Conference at the yearly training event. The packets 
contain useful resources and ideas for Older Adult Ministries. 

Daniel P. Jones, Chairpersonn 
Ordained Ministry, Board of 

The North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is pleased and privileged to 
present to the clergy session of the North Carolina Annual Conference our report for 2006. 
Our Board is a strong, representative body from the clergy and laity of this Annual 
Conference wrestling constantly with its responsibilities outlined in The Book of Discipline 
2004 (H634). These duties require the Board to exercise strong care in its examination of 
candidates for ordination in a way which is both fair and diligent. The Board also seeks 
always to encourage and sustain those in the process, and to provide resources for 
growth for those already involved with ministry to local churches and other places of mission. 
To provide this report, the Board of Ordained Ministry members have given eleven (11) 
full days in meetings and interviews along with innumerable times for committee 
assignments. All of this is summarized in the names and recommendations found in this 
submission of our work for your approval. 

The duties of the Board of Ordained Ministry include: 

1) To assume the primary responsibility for the enlistment of ordained clergy, with 
due regard for the inclusive nature of the Church. It provides guidance for these 
persons in the process of education, training, and ordination. 

2) To examine all applicants as to their fitness for ordained, commissioned, licensed, 
or consecrated ministry and their election as: a) Diaconal Ministers, b) Local 
Pastors, c) Associate Members, d) Probationary Members, and e) Full Members 
of the Annual Conference. 

3) To interview and report recommendations concerning: a) Candidates for 
Commissioning b) Students to be appointed to attend school, c) Candidates for 
ordination as Deacon, and d) Candidates for ordination as Elder. 

4) To interview applicants and make recommendations concerning changes in 
ministerial relationships: Leaves of Absence, Retirement, Sabbatical Leaves, 
Incapacity Leaves, Less-than-Full-time Appointments, and Readmission to, or 
the termination of, conference membership. 

5) To provide support services for the ordained minister's career development, 
including personal and career counseling, continuing education, assistance in 
preparation for retirement, and matters pertaining to ministerial morale. 

6) To provide a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the clergy in the Annual 
Conference. 

7) To interpret the high ethical standards of ministry as set forth in The Book of 
Discipline 2004, and to study matters pertaining to character. 

8) To administer the portion of the Ministerial Education Fund for use by the 
Annual Conference. 

Members of the North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry have worked 
faithfully to fulfill their duties. 

This year we are pleased to report that (23) persons were elected to Probationary 
Membership and commissioned on the Elder Track; (3) persons were elected for ordination 
as a Deacon in Full Connection; (13) persons were elected for ordination as Elder in Full 
Connection (moving from Probationary Membership under the 2000 Discipline); and (1) 
person from Another Denomination will have his orders recognized as an Elder. 

This year's retirement class includes (12) Elders in Full Connection, (1) Deacon in Full 
Connection, (2) Associate Members, (1) Probationary Member and (3) Local Pastors. We 
are deeply grateful for their love, commitment and service to the North Carolina Annual 
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Please note that various committee reports follow this introduction and are significant 
for the various areas of concern they address. All of this material, as well as our supportive 
services during the year, have been provided through the Office of Ministerial Relations 
under the leadership of Dr. Paul L Leeland, Robbie W. Barrett, and Linda L Bourey. We 
are indebted to these individuals for their excellent work and dedication to the Ordained 
Ministry of our Annual Conference. 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED ON OR BEFORE JUNE. 1988 
Local pastors in progress or serving prior to 1988 must complete at least the five-year 
basic Course of Study. 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED FROM 1989-1993 

The Board requires that ministers having completed the basic five-year Course of Study 
continue to attend the Course of Study School in the summer, enrolling in at least four years 
of Advanced Studies during any six-year period. These courses, offered on a seminary 
level, would increase the competency of our Local Pastors (1980). 

-or- 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a minimum of 
sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent degree in a college 
or university listed by the University Senate, or competency equivalence through an external 
degree program at a college or university listed by the University Senate (1988). 



LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED IN 1994. 1995. 1996 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a minimum of 
sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent degree in a college 
or university listed by the University Senate, or competency equivalence through an external 
degree program at a college or university listed by the University Senate (1988). 



PROBATIONARY MEMBERSHIP (WITH DEACON'S ORDERS) 

Each candidate must complete the following seminary level courses to be eligible for 
interview, effective June 1998: 

1. A course in preaching that includes a practicum, laboratory or field experience 
in the preparation, delivery and evaluation of sermons. 

2. A course in public worship that includes the theory, theology and practice of 
planning and leading public worship. 

ELDER IN FULL CONNECTION 

Attention is called to the course requirements contained in fl335 of The 2004 Book of 
Discipline. Candidates must complete the Methodism courses PRIOR to the interview: 

1. United Methodist Polity 

2. United Methodist Theology and Doctrine 

3. A History of Methodism 

4. Evangelism 

NOMINATIONS: 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

From THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE 2004 (H635) 

TO BE ELECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE SESSION UPON 

NOMINATION BY THE BISHOP: (Members of the committee may not 

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Lisa Brown Cole Alternates : 

Charles K. Morrison R. Bruce Pate 

H. Gray Southern 

MEMBERS: 
BOARD OF MANAGERS, PASTORS' SCHOOL & CONVOCATION 
Class of 2007 - Susan Allred, Paul Philips II 
Class of 2008 - Jimmy Cummings, William Weisser 
Class of 2009- Eldrick Davis, David Goehring 
Class of 201 - Alice Kunka, Rich Greenway 



Elizabeth Hood, Chairsperson 

Psychological Testing and Background Checks, Committee on 
The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry evaluates all prospective and continuing 
candidates in accordance with requirements in The Book of Discipline 2004. Those 
seeking to enter ordained ministry or licensed ministry undergo a comprehensive evaluation. 
One component of the evaluation process involves psychological testing and background 
investigation, conducted under the direction of the Committee on Psychological Testing 
and Background Checks. 

Psychological testing serves two purposes: (1) It provides the individual with valuable 
information, feedback and guidance related to psychological health and wholeness. (2) It 
provides the Board of Ordained Ministry and District Committees with useful information 
as they evaluate and mentor prospective and continuing candidates to determine their 
fitness, potential, and promise for fruitful and effective service in ordained and/or licensed 
ministry. 

Psychological evaluation services are being provided through a contract with Dr. Bert 
Lucas, a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford, North Carolina. Dr. 
Lucas has done an outstanding job this past couple of years in providing this service, and 
the Committee is indebted to him for his guidance and counsel. 

Expenses for psychological evaluations are borne by the Board of Ordained Ministry 
for those persons residing within the annual conference and for those transferring into the 
conference when they are included with North Carolina Conference candidates for group 
testing. 

Background checks on prospective and continuing candidates are furnished through 
a contract with Kroll Background America, Inc. Each background check costs $60.00 and 
the cost is borne by the applicant. The applicant is provided with a copy of their background 
check report once completed by Kroll. 

On average the Committee processes 75 psychological tests and 80 background 
checks a year. 

The other members of the Committee on Psychological Testing and Background 
Checks are the following persons: Jimmy Cummings, Clyde Denny, Paul Phillips, Sue 
Robertson, David Wade and Ray Wittman. I am very appreciative of the seriousness and 
dedication with which the Committee approaches its work. The Committee would like to 
thank Paul Leeland for his guidance and wisdom, and Linda Bourey for her assistance 
with the administrative aspects of our work. 

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Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on 

The North Carolina Conference Residency in Ordained Ministry (RIOM) program began 
in fulfillment of 11417. 3 of the 1984 Discipline requiring Annual Conferences to provide 
Counseling Elders for Probationers. Adjusting to changes in the mentoring process 
mandated by subsequent Disciplines, RIOM continues to provide an opportunity for 
probationary members to grow and find support as they live and learn through this 
opportunity of concentrated focus and reflection on ministerial theology and practice. 
Twenty years of experience with this program have demonstrated the great value in 
preparing probationers for Full Conference Membership. 

Special thanks are offered to the Reverend Bob Wallace, an RIOM pioneer. Bob 
has developed a manual for Cluster Group Leaders that has provided invaluable information 
to our leaders, and brought order and consistency to this significant process. An emerging 
group of current and future Cluster Groups leaders can be directly attributed to Bob's 
servant heart. 

The North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry uses a "Cluster Group 
Model" to meet the Disciplinary requirements for providing leadership and supervision for 
our probationary members. Probationers meet in small "cluster" groups throughout the 
probationary period. These groups are arranged, as often as possible, by geographical 
area in order to minimize travel time and facilitate greater fellowship. Cluster leaders are 
Elders who, by intention, are not members of the Board of Ordained Ministry. Recognizing 
that these cluster groups become an important source for collegiality and support, every 
effort is made to keep each participant in the same cluster, with the same leader, throughout 
the probationary period. 

A candidate serving under the 2004 Discipline can complete his/her requirements 
for Deacon/or Elder in Full Connection within three (3) years by accepting a full-time 
appointment and participating in the RIOM process. The Book of Discipline provides a 
maximum time line of six (6) years to complete these requirements. Under this three-year 
probationary process, year one (Phase A) focuses on issues of Christian spirituality, while 
year two (Phase B) involves the shared exploration of the practice of ordained ministry. Year 
three (Phase C) is a time of preparation for written and oral interviews with the Conference 
Board of Ordained Ministry as candidates consider the Disciplinary questions for all who 
seek to come into Full Connection. 

During the RIOM process, certain candidates may be required by the Board of Ordained 
Ministry to spend an additional year or more "continuing" the probationary process. A 
continuance does not mean the probationer has failed or that he/she does not have the 
gifts and grace for ministry. This continuance is better understood as an opportunity for the 
probationer to continue to grow in grace as they seek to answer God's call to ordained 
ministry. 

The RIOM committee also sponsors events aimed at sharing information helpful to 
candidates in their probationary process. In the past, probationers have met for an overnight 
retreat. A resource person selected by the Committee has led the group in exploring 
issues such as call to ministry, spiritual formation and practical concerns of pastoral 
leadership in the local church. 

In September of each year, Duke Divinity School sponsors a conference for candidates 
who are preparing for Full Connection interviews in the coming year. This annual seminar 
is led by faculty from the Divinity School and focuses on theology, worship, and pastoral 
concerns. Though not mandatory, we strongly recommend this time of reflection for all 
who are planning to come before the Board for Full Connection interviews. As a part of this 
seminar, participants are given the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Board 
of Ordained Ministry's interview committees to discuss their preparations for the coming 
year and to address questions they may have. Duke Divinity School also sponsors a 
seminar each October for candidates who are writing their first papers and seeking 
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The Residency in Ordained Ministry Committee would like to offer a word of sincere 
thanks to William Braswell, Charles Cook, Mike Frese, Rich Greenway, Teresa Lawrence, 
Joy MacVane, Kong Namkung, Caswell Shaw, Tommy Sweeley and Bob Wallace for their 
service as Cluster Group Leaders during the past year, and to Jon Strother and Richard 
Williams for their service as cluster leaders for a period of time this past year. These gifted 
servants have enabled our Annual Conference to offer candidates an enriching and 
worthwhile experience of growth and reflection. We, as a committee, are committed to 
helping candidates for Ordained Ministry in every way possible. 

The Committee wants to express their sincere thanks for their wisdom and assistance 
to the Reverend Dr. Paul Leeland, Director of Ministerial Relations and Assistant to the 
Bishop, and to Linda Bourey and Robbie Barrett, administrative staff in the Office of Ministerial 
Relations. 

Won S. Namkoong, Chairperson 

Sexual Ethics Support Team 

The Sexual Ethics Committee has been meeting this year in scheduled sessions, and 
we have carried out our work as planned. We continue to inform pastors and laity in the 
areas of faithfulness to Christ, the Holy Scripture and The Book of Discipline of the United 
Methodist Church as it relates to appropriate behavior for clergy and laity involved in the 
work of ministry. 

The Sexual Ethics Committee has planned a program called "Integrity in Ministry" 
which is taking place in tri-district events held in March and May of 2006. 

Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. has spoken to the Sexual Ethics Committee 
regarding training events to be held again in 2007. 

The Sexual Ethics Support Team has designed booklets for Staff Parish 
Relations Committees or Pastor Parish Relations Committees to use in their work in 
regard to sexual ethics and self-care issues. The booklets will be very helpful to each 
congregation in the North Carolina Conference. 

We continue to give thanks to God for our Sexual Ethics Support Teams, as they 
are called upon to respond to incidents of clergy and laity sexual misconduct within the 
North Carolina Conference. 

We are very thankful for the help given to our committee by Mary Jane Wlson- 
Parsons and the work she contributes to the NC Conference in her present position. 

Thomas G Holtsclaw, Chairperson 

United Methodist Men 

The North Carolina Conference United Methodist Men continue to seek God's will as 
they advance the purpose of UMM, to declare the Centrality of Christ in every man's life. 
We continue to seek ways to draw men into daily prayer, Bible study, regular Christian 
service, and drawing upon their strengthening relationship with Christ to influence their 
every relationship. 

During 2005, we planned a new initiative with our Fall Rally. Drawing from the 
East Kansas and Missouri Conferences joint rally at a Kansas City Royals game, the 
North Carolina Conference UMM held a rally prior to a Duke University football game, 
and included a game ticket in the package. Given our conference's strong connection 
with the Divinity School at the school, and the school's cooperation, we held a 
successful rally with approximately 175 in attendance. This represented a 50% 
increase in attendance over the previous rally high. We promoted it as a father-son/ 
daughter event, and had significant youth attendance, and unlike previous rallies, we 
had significant minority attendance. We also reached a significantly different group 
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attended previous rallies. We plan to continue with this event, and will plan another 
event more along the lines of the fall rally. 

A second initiative during 2005 continued our commitment to local presidents' 
training. We have successfully utilized the District Leadership Workshops for several 
years to present local presidents' training, but with limited success in some districts in 
reaching many churches. We struck a new model for presenting in 2005. Partners in 
Mission and Ministry calls for churches to enter a covenant relationship to engage their 
men in prayer, Bible study, Christian service, and outreach. It also calls for supporting 
our national, conference and district mission initiatives through chartering, 
encouraging EMS memberships, and fund-raising and offerings. We also highlighted a 
local church at each event which is successfully moving their men into a deeper 
relationship with Christ. We presented it at five events, bringing two districts together 
for each event for three and a half hours, which included dinner and communion. We 
had over 200 in attendance at the five events, and reached approximately 100 local 
church leaders. We will present at individual district events at the remaining two 
districts during early 2006. 

While many districts have been gracious in allowing us to conduct training 
during their district leadership workshops, many are yielding to others requests for 
space and time and are implicitly asking that we conduct our training at other times, as 
UMW does. As we continually face challenges in developing changing leaders at the 
local church level, we will continue to seek more ways to interact with and train local 
church leadership. 

Approximately 40 men from the conference attended the 9th National Gathering 
of United Methodist Men at Purdue University last summer. We worked hard to promote 
this event, had a mass mailing from our Bishop to churches urging attendance at this 
event, and attempted to organize busses to go. We were able to attract a number of 
first time attendees to the event, but did not generate enough to significantly increase 
attendance over the last event, held in 2001. As national attendance was down from 
2001, our conference response mirrored the national response. 

During Annual Conference 2005, we again, through the efforts of our Prayer 
Advocate, Ernie Blough of Fayetteville, answered the Upper Room Prayer Line for two 
days. Ernie has asked to be relieved of his Prayer Advocate responsibilities after a 
number of years of outstanding service as he accepts other responsibilities at the 
district level. Phil Platter of Hampstead will lead this ministry during 2006. 

We did not conduct a Potato Drop during AC 2005. While the move to Greenville 
presents some new challenges, we are hoping to have a Potato Drop at AC 2006. 

After years of struggling to find leadership for the Scouting Ministry in our 
conference, Dr. Stan Belyeu of Cary accepted the responsibilities of Annual Conference 
Scouting Coordinator. Dr. Belyeu has done an outstanding job of recruiting district 
scouting coordinators, and has initiated a national pilot program of recruiting sub- 
district level coordinators. 

Wth the outstanding support of his leadership team, Scouting Ministries in the 
conference conducted three BishopOs Dinners for Scouting. This followed two dinners 
two years ago. Through their dedication and hard work, record levels of participation 
were achieved, and many of our churches are expected to sponsor new Boy Scout and 
Girl Scout units. 

As Conference President, I represented United Methodist Men in the North 
Carolina Conference at the Healthy Congregations meeting in Houston in February, at 
the National Association of (UMM) Conference Presidents meeting in Nashville in 
March, and at the Southeastern Jurisdiction UMM meeting at Lake Junaluska in 
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Through the strong efforts of our immediate past president, Mack Parker, we 
have had district presidents in each of our 12 districts. Eleven of those continue, as we 
had one resignation during 2005. We expect the Rockingham District Superintendent 
to name a replacement early in 2006. 

In an effort to improve communications, Phil Platter, who served as a conference 
vice-president during 2005, established a conference UMM website. We successfully 
utilized that website for on-line registration for our Duke Day rally. We will continue to 
utilize and enhance communications through our website. 

Our Raleigh, Sanford and New Bern Districts continue to hold multiple district 
events. Goldsboro held a rally during 2005, as did Burlington. Greenville held a 
successful presidentOs training event, as they have for several years. We will work 
with the other district presidents to conduct district events in the other districts in the 
near future, and to encourage the development of additional district events and work 
projects. 

One of our newer district presidents, Sanford District President Ted Thomas, has 
initiated some strong new leadership in that district and their men have responded. 
Working with our conference disaster relief center, the MERCI Center, they have funded 
a mobile kitchen which began a morale boosting ministry on the North Carolina coast, 
offering Spirit Dinners in areas which are still recovering from hurricanes which have 
wrecked significant destruction. 

After Katrina's massive destruction, as part of our conference's partnership with 
the Mississippi Conference, the district UMM mobilized to be His Hands and Feet, 
meeting the need to feed volunteers who were coming to Mississippi to provide 
disaster relief and were overwhelming the local communityOs ability to provide their 
food. In late 2005, volunteer teams from the Sanford District spent several weeks 
feeding in Mississippi, and they have returned in early 2006. 

Through TedOs vision, the district has also worked to establish an aggressive 
district ministry budget of $40,000. A portion of that money has gone into scholarships 
for local church seniors. That program encourages local churches to charter and 
support the district ministries. They continue to hold district spring and fall rallies. 

They are seeking new ground in encouraging local church fellowships in 
spiritual development and to be effective evangelism units in their communities, 
following the Faith Sharing model developed by our church of make a friend, be a 
friend, bring a friend to Christ. The Raleigh District continues their strong district level 
programs, with a spring rally, a fall spiritual retreat, and district work programs. They 
have been a strong model for the other districts in the conference for years. 

The New Bern District, which has been led for many years by District President 
Bobby Stricklin, continues to hold two golf tournaments a year to benefit our Methodist 
Home for Children and Camp Don Lee. Under his leadership, they will conduct a joint 
district work project, with local Scouts, at Camp Don Lee in Spring 2006. 

A number of our local UMM units have been responding with work teams, often in 
partnership with other church members, to Mississippi as part of our conferenceOs 
relief efforts in the partnership with that conference. 

Since a challenge from our Bishop in 2004, many UMM have responded to train 
for disaster response, and that training continued in 2005 and continues in 2006. 

In 2006, our conference UMM objectives will include continued local church 
presidentsO training, a new district presidentsO training program, continued 
encouragement of development of district events, and new conference events. We will 
also seek to better utilize Annual Conference as a means of communicating our 
message of encouraging local churches to grow in connecting their men with Christ 
through fellowship, worship and service. 

We expect and will encourage many of our local units to continue and to initiate 
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Through GodOs anointing of local leadership and through the encouragement of 
district leadership, there have been several strong, outstanding local fellowships in 
the conference . They include First UMC in Cary, NC, Swansboro UMC in Swansboro, 
NC, and Sappling Ridge UMC, near Siler City, NC. 

We will also support Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries in their efforts to expand 
the ministry in local prisons and to bring Disciple Bible study to more small, rural 
churches. 

We have accepted a challenge to support Asbury Homes as they construct a new 
group home in the Rockingham District. 

Wth GodOs leadership, your support and prayers, and God's anointing of strong 
leaders for this ministry, we look forward to continuing His work as we bring more men 
to the Foot of the Cross in 2006. 

Respectfully submitted and for His glory, 

Barry Merrill, President 

United Methodist Youth 

"Momentum" is the theme for the year 2006 in Conference youth ministry. This theme 
is best expressed in these words: "Because I believe that actions speak louder than 
words. Because it's time for God's people to be the people of God. Because I need to 
get my life in motion. Because faith is an action word. Because my generation can 
make a difference. Because living the life is what I'm called to. Because I need to give 
Jesus more control of my life. Because we believe that when Christians begin to love, 
embrace, and worship God together, the Holy Spirit is released upon us in power." 
This theme is also expressed in the mission statement of Conference youth ministry: 
to walk with youth in their journey to know Christ by creating an environment in which 
youth can experience Christian communion to hear the Gospel, to know God's love 
and to respond in faith by loving and serving others. ..for in all of this we are making 
disciples of Jesus Christ. Through local church youth ministry with a variety of faces 
and programs and service projects; through districts offering opportunities for youth; 
with about 8500 youth and adults participating in Conference youth events; and with 
the new general church Division on Ministries with Young People, we indeed have 
momentum! 

Youth (and adults) from across the Conference have participated in eight events 
over the year: Confirmation Celebration, Global Vision, Kaleidoscope, Rally Day, 
Appalachian Trail Hike, Summer Breakaway, ACS-Annual Conference Session for 
Youth, and Pilgrimage. The Confirmation Celebration offers an experience of the 
connectional church to those in confirmation classes from local churches. Global 
Vision included a visit to Washington DC and New York City with a seminar to explore 
issues around nationalism and the struggle against extremism. Kaleidoscope is a 
Conference youth event that offers a spiritual life retreat for middle school youth. Rally 
Day was a bright and sunny spring afternoon that celebrated the place of youth within 
the life of the church. The Appalachian Trail Hike proved to be a mountaintop 
experience of God for those involved. Summer Breakaway and ACS offered times of 
worship and sharing experiences of fellowship and faith in small and large groups. 
Pilgrimage (with 6300 in attendance from a record number of 316 churches) in the 
Crown Coliseum with moving messages of God's presence in his life from Ray 
Buckley and music by Chris Hughes and our own NC Conference youth will be a 
Pilgrimage not soon forgotten. In addition to these events, Exploration was held in 
October 2005 with the Western NC Conference for senior high youth and college age 
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Youth Service Fund continues to be an avenue of mission for United Methodist 
Youth. Grants to such ministries with youth as Shady Grove We Care Project, Positive 
Attitude Youth Center in Burlington, Conduit in Durham, Camp Mucho at Millbrook UMC, 
CATALYST, Junior Grade Senate of All God's Children UMC, Zimbabwe Orphans 
Endeavor in Africa, musical instruments for Liberia, Jubilee Project in Tennessee, 
EndTime Cross Road Ministry in Florida and a music camp in Guatemala are 
possible only in as much as local churches support and contribute to Youth Service 
Fund. Youth Service Fund is money raised by youth and spent by youth to benefit youth. 
While the contributions to YSF at Conference youth events are very good, more support 
from local churches is needed to reach our goal each year of remaining at "Top 10 
Conference." 

We rejoice in the vision that local church youth ministries are living toward in 
areas of mission, service, study, outreach, fellowship and spiritual growth. We 
celebrate and give thanks to the Annual Conference and all the people within local 
churches giving support and encouragement to youth ministry. We pray for God's 
guidance and blessing as we seek to find and live with Christ in our lives. 

Epiphany Bayliff, President 

Worship, Commission on 

The goal of the Committee on Worship continues to be one of service, plan, and timely 
execution of outlined liturgy for the Annual Conference. The Committee is committed 
to the Annual Conference's agenda. The 2005 Committee on Worship of the Annual 
Conference had a great opportunity to work under the leadership of our new Bishop 
Alfred Gwinn, and we learned a lot as a team of disciples with this thought; effective 
leadership and healthy congregation. 

The Committee experienced excitement as we served Early Worship Service, 
Ordination Service, Holy Communion Service, Memorial Service, and Love Feast 
Service. Secondly, we witnessed the moving of the Holy Spirit in all these programs. 
The Committee on Worship assisted in all the various preparations, selections of 
music and speakers. The preparations allowed us the opportunity to visually experi- 
ence positively all the cultures representations of our North Carolina Conference. 
Collectively the Committee on Worship purpose and goal were accomplished and 
fulfilled as we brought to conscience an acute awareness of all presence as each 
program was exhibited. 

Another key component in the Committee was the shared responsibility with the 
stage manager and the crew. We were able to work in concert with all the stage set 
ups for all the planned programs. It is a pleasure to have so many capable colleagues 
working on the same goal and getting things done. 

The Committee on Worship has had so many great years of fine working relation- 
ship with the Fayetteville Coliseum Management during Annual Conference, but this 
ended in 2005. We are very appreciative of the North Carolina Annual Conference 
clergies and laity allowing us to meet there for many years. The closing of the relation- 
ship will always be remembered, as we move to another venue. 

The challenge of this Committee has to do with the music and worship. The 
diversity of music and worship in the Conference and the land continues to cause 
some concerns. Therefore, annually the Committee on Worship attempts to bring 
harmony to the Annual Conference on the great issue; traditional, contemporary, or 
blended music and worship. We do not have the answer, but the Committee is very 
open and we worked diligently to serve all issues brought to us before final 
preparation of the Annual Conference. 

In summary, the Committee on Worship has had a great 2005 Annual 
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direction of effective leadership and healthy congregation. The Holy Spirit was high 
and moved on the people called Methodist. All the programs and stage set ups were 
in order and in place. We said, "good bye to Fayetteville Coliseum", as we moved to 
Greenville Convention Center. Finally, we are gaining ground with some of the various 
music and worship challenges, but we do not have a clear solution, because of the 
growth of concerns. We can truly see God's work being manifested and the love of 
Christ in our Annual Conference. 

Johnnie L. Wright, ChairpersonMethodists are not in agreement with this report, 
because many traditional churches have rejected blended worship and music. 

In short, the Committee on Worship is listening, listening, and listening to all of 
these challenges from churches and worship leaders in this regard. At the present 
there is no "fixed solution" to all of the above challenges. The positive things that this 
Committee on Worship strives to achieve are open doors, open hearts, and open 
minds. It is the goal of the Committee to visit the districts if possible during their 
"district leadership training workshop" in subsequent months to share and hear more 
from the heartbeat of the churches in this conference about worship and music. 

Johnnie L. Wright, Chairperson 

RESOURCE MINISTRIES CIRCLE 

The mission of the Resources Ministry Circle is: to foster a culture of steward- 
ship, connection, and covenant to fulfill the mission of the church, which is to make 
disciples of Jesus Christ. God has truly given the North Carolina Annual Conference 
an abundance of resources. Each of the ministries of the Resources Ministry Circle 
face the challenges of today's economic pressures with faith in God and with a sense 
of dedication to lead and serve guided by the highest ideals of stewardship, connec- 
tion, and covenant. We are all in this work together making vital, healthy congregations 
and providing effective lay and clergy leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the 
transformation of the world. I give thanks to God for the spirit of dedication and 
willingness to serve of the leadership in the areas of ministry in this circle. 

Alvin M. Home, Chairperson 

Trustees, Conference Board of 

The Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference is charged with responsibilities vital 
to the mission and ministry of the Conference as defined in paragraphs 2512- 2516 of 
the Book of Discipline. These include holding legal title and managing Conference 
property; receiving and holding bequests and donations; receiving and managing 
closed or abandoned churches and other property; recommending action to the Annual 
Conference regarding sale, lease or acquisition of property to serve the Conference 
interests and mission; and intervening to protect Annual Conference interests. 
THE UNITED METHODIST BUILDING RELOCATION 

In 2002, the Annual Conference approved the purchase of land for the potential 
relocation of the United Methodist conference headquarters. Easily accessible to the 
entire Conference, the property is located in Greenfield Park, just east of Raleigh at the 
intersection of Interstate 40 and Highway 70. The Trustees continue to hold this land as 
an investment for a future relocation. As resources become available without 
apportionments, the Trustees will initiate a study of facility needs and develop plans for 
new facilities. The goal of the trustees is to obtain a building suitable to the needs of the 
Conference and its staff without engaging in a major capital campaign or encumbering 
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Until that time, we recommend continuing to hold the land as an investment. 

The current headquarters are located at 1307 Glenwood Avenue, in Raleigh. It is a 
valuable asset which would be a necessary part of any plan to relocate. We continue to 
rely on the advice of our consultant Grubb Ellis, Thomas and Linderman, and wait until 
the local real estate market improves before moving forward with plans for a new 
building to present to the Annual Conference. While the economy and office market in 
the Raleigh area continue to improve, property values and other investment sources do 
not currently support the cost of a new facility. 
1307 GLENWOOD AVENUE. RALEIGH 

The current headquarters building has remained almost fully occupied with rent 
paying tenants and we are maximizing our cash flow. During a year of soft leasing 
markets, we maintained leasing income consistent with the prior year. Although it is a 
valuable site, the current condition of the building is slowly declining and major system 
replacement is underway and will continue in the coming year. The mechanical heating 
and air handling system is currently being replaced and the roof will need to be replaced 
upon its completion. 

The original 1962 mechanical system except for the water chilled air conditioning 
system installed in 1992 was rusted out, obsolete, highly inefficient, and failing. Wth 
the help of Bass Nixon and Kennedy Consulting Engineers, a plan is being 
implemented to install roof top systems in phases to limit down time for heating and air 
systems. The new boiler is gas fired with a modulating burner with variability in firing 
and adjustable time delay controls creating greater efficiency of operations in the future. 
Structural reinforcement of the roof and modification of support systems was required to 
place the new unit and relocate air handling ducts through existing concrete structures. 
The new boiler is currently functioning but full control will not be effective until the full 
project is completed. The new air handlers are roof top variable air systems which are 
currently being installed. The old rusted air handlers have been demolished and 
removed. New ductwork to connect all of the systems is currently underway. Because 
the new boiler will have infinite proportional firing rates and the new air handlers will 
have variable speed fan controls and outdoor air economizers, the completed system 
will have much less electrical load and should generate future savings in utilities and 
repairs. 

These contracts total $332,374. Approximately $90,000 has been paid on these 
contracts as of December 31, 2005. Current assets and reserves available from 
Methodist Building Operations and Capital Fund as of December 31, 2005 were 
$107,832. Approximately $134,542 will be needed to complete the remaining 
payments from 2006 building operations and capital funds. The assets available from 
these sources are estimated to be $67,500. The remaining $67,042 needed to 
complete this project during 2006 will be borrowed from parsonage reserves until such 
time they can be replaced by future income or apportionments. 

The current roof system is a rubber membrane system installed approximately 25 
years ago. It has been patched repeatedly as normal aging deteriorates the joint and 
edge flashing. Replacement is being deferred until the improvements in the heating 
and air handling systems are completed. Initial estimates for the new roof obtained 
during 2004 are approximately $95,000. 

Assets for roofing needs of the facility during 2006 and 2007 will need to be 
provided by increased Annual Conference budgets, or request supplemental 
appropriations from CFA. The Trustees have no other source of funding which is not 
designated for specific uses by other conference action. 
RALEIGH TOWNE APARTMENTS 

The land on which the Raleigh Towne Apartments is located was leased under a land 
lease in 1964 to expire in 2014. The current property value as assessed by Wake 
County is $2,766,563. It is the recommendation of the Trustees to retain the 2.42 acre 



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property which is under ground lease until the year 2014. The Conference may decide 
at that time what the best course of action is regarding this property with its 
improvements. Annual income from this ground lease is $10,500 which is paid to the 
Methodist Building Operating Fund. 



CLOSED CHURCHES 

Cashie UMC - Elizabeth City District, closed 12/31/2004. The Board has approved 

the sale of this property and the sale is pending. 

Clark Street UMC - RM District, closed 1995. This property was sold in February 

2006. Net proceeds of $129,403 were received in February. $100,000 of the 

proceeds has been requested by the district to be held in reserve for congregational 

development in the RM District. 

Gold Valley UMC - Rocky Mount District, closed 12/31/2004. The Board approved to 

sell the property for $28,000 and this is expected to close in March 2006. 

Holly Grove UMC - Elizabeth City District, closed 2002. A sale in the amount of 

$4,000 was approved by the Board and net proceeds of $3,742 were forwarded to 

the Elizabeth City District for the district parsonage in May 2005. 

Mann's Chapel - Sanford District, closed December 1983. The Board has 

approved the sale of this property and the sale is pending. 

Pierce's Campground - Rocky Mount District, closed December 1, 2005. 

Providence UMC - Sanford District. The Board approved the sale of this property 

and it was sold to the former tenants in February 2006. Net proceeds of the sale 

were $89,820. These proceeds less administrative selling costs will be held for the 

district until requested as per Annual Conference policy. 

The Board of Trustees continues to receive local church property as they are closed 
in compliance with the Discipline. The Trustees will distribute proceeds of sales net of 
selling expenses to the respective districts in which they are located. These proceeds 
are designated by 2005 Conference action for church extension in the districts. 
CONFERENCE PARSONAGES AND EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE 

The Board of Trustees currently provides four Conference staff positions with 
housing allowances in lieu of parsonages. The Trustees remain committed to the 
parsonage system and hold investments from previous parsonage sales to fund future 
acquisitions of parsonages if needed. Market value of those investments is currently 
$1,084,980 as of December 31, 2005. A combination of earnings on investments and 
proceeds from the Conference budget fund the housing allowances. 

The Episcopal Residence is maintained by the Board of Trustees and funding 
provided by the conference apportionments and the Episcopal Fund which is managed 
by the General Council on Finance and Administration. The new residence obtained in 
2004 still needs minimal maintenance and the Trustees will make future 
recommendations as needed. 
FREDERICK AND CLOSS PEACE WARDLAW BEQUEST 

In August of 2002, the Trustees were notified of a bequest to be received from the 
estate of Frederick and Closs Peace Wardlaw in the form of some fourteen acres with 
dwelling on the Virginia shoreline of Kerr Lake. This was left for the purpose of providing 
a retreat or renewal location for clergy of the Conference. With concurrence of the estate 
trustees in 2003, the property was sold for $500,000 and a new lot in a gated 
community, Somerset Plantation, near Williamsboro, NC, was purchased. The 
remaining funds of the sale, $351 ,437.02 are held for future development of the lot in 
honor of the testamentary language and the intent of the original bequest. 
PROPERTY INSURANCE 

The Board of Trustees is responsible for providing property and casualty insurance 
for all annual conference property and all closed churches under their control. Effective 



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August 1, 2006, The Board of Trustees plan to obtain insurance for conference 
responsible property and other risks by joining the Property And Casualty Trust (PACT) 
which is a captive insurance company created by the General Council of Finance and 
Administration and 15 other annual conferences. 

By virtue of conference membership in PACT, local churches will also have the 
option to insure property and other risks with PACT. Such participation in this program is 
voluntary and will make alternative coverage available to the local church which may 
increase the limits of coverage previously obtainable for many local churches. The 
Board of Trustees propose the following resolution that they will create a business plan 
for voluntary local church participation in PACT to be effective January 1, 2007. The 
following resolution has been presented to the Cabinet and the Council on Finance and 
Administration both of which have extended their support of these principles. 



Resolution 

A New Platform for Meeting the 

Property & Casualty Insurance Needs 

Of The North Carolina Annual Conference and its Local Churches. 

Whereas, the North Carolina Annual Conference and local churches annually 
purchase property & casualty insurance to protect against the risk of loss due to a variety 
of causes, including damage or destruction of property; injury to third parties and 
employees; as well as errors and omissions by officers, directors and clergy; 

Whereas, the cost of such insurance has increased over time resulting in a shift of 
dollars away from mission to administration, a reduction in some coverages and limits; 
and restriction on ministry through a loss of or inability to obtain or affordable coverage 
for some risks and/or for some United Methodist entities; 

Whereas, the above-described outcomes arise out of fluctuating markets and the 
underwriting practices of property & casualty insurers (among others), none of which an 
annual conference as a purchaser of traditional or guaranteed cost insurance from "for- 
profit" providers can control; 

Whereas, the General Council on Finance and Administration and fifteen annual 
conferences have created Property a& Casualty Trust (PACT) to provide a long-term 
property & casualty insurance and risk management strategy and create stable and 
cost-effective solutions for managing property and casualty risks for the United 
Methodist Community through a denomination-owned insurance company (all lines 
captive) with reinsurance partners who understand annual conference needs for 
flexibility, inclusiveness and ownership; 

Whereas, such a strategy can potentially control insurance costs, return equity to 
member/owners, extend coverages and limits beyond those available in the traditional 
insurance market, expand loss control services, and enable ministry in new ways, 

Whereas, the cost to capitalize the legal reserve requirements of the PACT is 
estimated to be 20% of the initial premiums for the Annual Conference and each 
participating local church, 

Whereas, the existing policies for casualty insurance and risk management needs for the 
Annual Conference expire on July 31, 2006, 

Now therefore, Be it resolved that the Conference Board of Trustees are authorized 
effective August 1, 2006 to: (1) join PACT as a funding member for the provision of 
casualty insurance and risk management for all Annual Conference needs, (2) develop 
and implement a business plan to make participation available to all interested local 
churches, and (3) effective January 1, 2007, provide optional local church participation 
in PACT to meet the casualty insurance and risk management needs of local United 



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Methodist Churches within the bounds of the North Carolina Annual Conference, (4) 
execute any related documents before the 2007 annual conference session, 

Be it Further Resolved that the Conference Council on Finance and Administration 
transfer a reserve to the Conference Board of Trustees of $500,000 to fund the 
capitalization requirements for local churches choosing to participate in PACT. This 
appropriation will be made in two installments. The first $250,000 payment will be 
made in 2006 and the second in 2007 as needed. All investment interest will accrue to 
CFA accounts. Funds from this reserve may be loaned to the local churches to fund the 
initial capitalization fee and would be returned over a period of time as determined by 
the business plan. 

Adopted by the North Carolina Annual Conference: June , 2006 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

The Conference Board of Trustees seeks to be faithful stewards of the assets of the 
North Carolina Conference. We will continue to manage property of the Conference to 
the best of our ability in compliance with the Discipline and welcome the suggestions, 
ideas and input of every person in this Conference. We thank you for your faithful support 
of the work of the Conference and seek your prayers for the work that is given to us. 

Cashar Evans, Jr., President 

Equitable Compensation, Commission on 

The Book of Discipline mandates that "there shall be in each annual conference a 
commission on equitable compensation'' (fl 624), whose purpose is "to support 
fulltime clergy serving as pastors in the charges of the annual conference" (11624. 2). 
Three broad areas of responsibility are outlined in 11624. 2, which are: "(a.) 
Recommending conference standards for pastoral support; (b.) administering funds to 
be used in base compensation supplementation; and (c.) providing counsel and 
advisory material on pastoral support to district superintendents and committees on 
pastor-parish relations." 

God calls persons to ministry to go into all the world, preaching, teaching and 
baptizing (Matthew 28:19), for without them the world would not have heard Christ 
preached (Romans 10:14). These are called to be stewards of the mysteries of God (1 
Corinthians 4:1). The Church lifts up some persons for the role of clergy and ordains 
these persons to the work of pastoral ministry to be servants of the servants of God. 

Those who are ordained to pastoral ministry answer affirmatively the historic 
question of John Wesley, (11330. 17) "Are you determined to employ all your time in the 
work of God?" For such a called, set apart and committed clergy, the Church assumes 
an obligation to plan adequate support. The Book of Discipline is clear that "the 
primary responsibility for payment of pastoral salaries remains with individual pastoral 
charges (1J624. 5; see also 1J247. 13). Pastoral charges carry a responsibility for clergy 
salaries as one expression of their missional and ministry presences in the 
community. We recognize that such a missional presence also includes faithful 
payment of apportionments in full as ministry beyond the local church. 

The Commission seeks equity and fairness for both pastors and local churches. 
Why should this commission be so concerned about equity and fairness? Our 
prayerful consideration of scriptural and historical foundations are found in the 
following: 

a. Jesus says, "the laborer deserves to be paid," (Luke 10:7) and Paul 
remindsus "Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of 
compensation, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching; for 
the scripture says, '"You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the 
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b. Wesley was concerned that clergy have responsibility not to be "in debt 
so as to embarrass you in your work" (11330. 18), which implies that the 
Church has a responsibility that it neither lead its clergy into positions of 
embarrassing indebtedness, nor leave them there. 

c. The Great Commission to "go into all the world preaching, teaching and 
baptizing" brings with it a cost. Systems of clergy support which foster the 
use of the right pastor in the right place, hold up the hope of seeing the 
Great Commission bear its promised fruit. 

d. The Commission on Equitable Compensation embraces the Great 
Commandment to "love our neighbors as we love ourselves" by desiring 
for each pastor what our members desire for themselves compensation 
adequate to free persons for the work of pastoral ministry. 

Through our prayers, working and considering together as both laity and clergy 
from across The N.C. Annual Conference, we make the following recommendations, 
which we believe will help us move toward fairness for both local churches and 
pastors as together we support ordained ministry in The N.C. Annual Conference. 

For the year 2006, the average full-time salary increase was approximately 4.4%. 
The Commission currently recommends a 4.4% increase for the year 2007. Our 
recommendation is based on several factors: (1) the average compensation from 
other conferences; (2) it more closely reflects the majority of salary increases for this 
conference; (3) shows concern for general economic trends. 
I. Recommended Schedule of Minimum Compensation for 2007: 

A. Salary Schedule 

We recommend that the student minimum salary be based on 65% of the 
minimum salary of full-time pastors. 

PASTORS UNDER FULL-TIME APPOINTMENT 2006 2007 

(Full Connection, Associate, Probationary, Local Pastor) 

Salary $35,880.00 $37,459.00 

Utilities $ 2,100.00 $ 2,100.00 

TOTAL $37,980.00 $39,559.00 

STUDENT PASTORS (Local Pastors or Conference Members) 

Salary $23,322.00 $24,348.00 

Utilities $ 2,100.00 $ 2,100.00 

TOTAL $25,422.00 $26,448.00 

B. Travel Expense 

Although travel is reimbursed by the local charge as an item of pastoral 
expense, it is expected that each local charge would provide at least $3,000 
for travel expense. The Commission encourages each charge to establish a 
plan to reimburse the pastor for all legitimate business mileage at the current 
rate established by the IRS. Where such a plan is established for reimburse- 
ment of business mileage, equitable compensation support shall not be 
affected by payment of travel expenses. However, where a reimbursement 
plan is not implemented and a travel allowance is given, any travel allowance 
in excess of $3,000 will result in a reduction of equitable compensation 
support. 

C. Pension Program 

Charges receiving Equitable Compensation Funds support are responsible 
for paying the total amount required for the Clergy Pension Plan and the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) based on the pastor's cash base 
compensation (including funds from the Equitable Compensation Fund, 
Duke Endowment, and any other sources), and housing (percentage of cash 



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base compensation designated by the General Board of Pension/Health 
Benefits or housing allowance, if provided in lieu of a parsonage). 
Principles Governing Eligiblity for Equitable Compensation Funds: 

The pastor's base compensation is the responsibility of the charge; therefore, 
each charge of The North Carolina Annual Conference should be so arranged as 
to be able to assume full salary support. The Commission urges each charge 
receiving Equitable Compensation Funds, its pastor, and the district 
superintendent responsible for that charge, to administer the affairs of that charge 
to the end that it may move as rapidly as possible toward total self-support. To 
enable the Annual Conference, the Commission and the district superintendents 
to carry on their cooperative efforts in understanding, in harmony, and for the 
greatest good for all concerned, the following principles and procedures are set 
forth: 

A Base Compensation: In considering the base compensation for the charge, 
all income, including base compensation, bonuses, and other benefits not 
specifically excluded, are included as base compensation in determining 
appropriations from the Equitable Compensation Fund. Base compensation 
support for retired supply, interim supply, part-time local pastors, less than 
full-time conference members, or associate pastors in other than larger 
parish arrangement of churches will not be available. Equitable 
Compensation funds shall not be used to supplement amounts above 
minimum full-time compensation. 

B. Annual Stewardship Campaign: Churches receiving Equitable 
Compensation Funds shall conduct an annual financial/stewardship 
campaign in the second year of receiving Equitable Compensation funds, to 
accurately gauge the level of financial support the local church can reasonably 
expect from its members. 

C. Any Equitable Compensation Fund supplement will be terminated 
immediately upon information that the pastor has taken full-time, secular 
employment. The supplement may be reinstated at the time the charge's 
appointed pastor returns to full-time or student status. Exceptions to this 
provision will be permitted only by the approval of the executive committee of 
the Commission on Equitable Compensation upon the recommendation of 
the district superintendent of the pastor seeking to be employed outside their 
ministerrial responsibilities for emergency reasons. 

D. Disbursement of funds from Conference Treasurer's Office: Equitable 
Compensation Funds are to be sent to charges that have applied for their use 
to provide their pastor with the minimum base compensation established by 
the Annual Conference. The monthly base compensation supplement checks 
sent by the Conference Treasurer's office are to be deposited by the charge 
treasurer into the charge/church bank account. Checks shall not be endorsed 
nor cashed by the pastor. 

E Application for funds: Churches or charges applying for Equitable 
Compensation Funds shall submit a request on the appropriate form, 
supplied by the district superintenddent. The pastor, recording secretary of the 
charge conference, and the district superintendent, shall carefully analyze the 
request. The application form must have the signatures of the pastor, 
recording secretary of the charge conference, and the district superintendent 
affixed to it, and receive the approval of the charge conference. Applications 
received that are not completed in full arenot eligible for consideration by 
the Commission until such time that they have been completed and 
resubmitted. 

F. The Commission on Equitable Compensation will not fund any charge that is 



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also receiving funds from The Emerging Church Salary Fund. The 
Commission on Equitable Compensation plans further consultation and 
study with other Conference boards and agencies to seek ways to more 
adequately provide for the temporal needs of our pastors and churches. 
G. In some instances, for missional reasons, consideration may be given to 
make funds available for the deacon in full connection when the primary 
appointment is to a local church. ( Discipline 2004, paragraph 624.4) 
III. Policies Governing Use of Equitable Compensation Funds 

A. Charges must be so arranged that no more than one third (1/3) of the total 
base compensation will come from the Equitable Compensation Fund on 
the first application of the charge. 

1. Charges seeking more than one third (1/3) supplement shall provide 
specific information with their application, indicating the reasons for their 
inability to meet these guidelines. Information shall be made available to 
the Commission on Equitable Compensation and the district 
superintendent regarding the terms of Equitable Compensation support, 
giving the date of its inception and the present amount of support 

being received by the respective charges. 

2. When the division of a charge is desired, Equitable Compensation 
funds will be used only upon the recommendation of the Bishop and the 
approval of the cabinet. In the division of a charge in which one church 
seeks to become a station, it is recommended that such a church shall 
assume total responsibility for base compensation and its proportionate 
share of all apportionments. 

a. The remainder of the charge in such a division assumes full 
pastoral support and proportionate share of all apportionments. 
In no case will the Commission on Equitable Compensation 
provide more than one third (1/3) of the base compensation 
required for such a division. 

b. When there is a division of a charge forming one or more student 
appointments, each newly created charge shall pay initially two 
thirds (2/3) of the pastoral support established by the division. 

B. Annual Reduction and Length of Time for Support: 

1. The Commission further recommends that each charge which is 
receiving, or shall hereafter receive, Equitable Compensation Fund 
assistance, shall reduce this aid by at least twenty-five percent (25%) 
each year, until the charge has achieved full self-support in five (5) years. 

2. A minimum mandatory reduction often percent (10%) will be required 
each year. 

3. At the end of the fourth (4) year an evaluation shall be conducted with the 
church and the district superintendent to evaluate the ability of the church 
to sustain a full time appointment in the future. 

4. After review by the cabinet and the Commission, an extension in the 
length of time for support can be granted for missional purposes. 

The Commission wants to be clear at this point that its intent in this 
recommendation is that each charge will accept in full whatever increases are made in 
the minimum base compensation for their pastor each year and receive at least ten 
percent (10%) less each year in assistance from Equitable Compensation Funds than 
granted the previous year. 

C. Merit Grant Supplemental to Base Compensation: Each full-time minister, 
associate member, or member in full connection of The N.C. Annual 
Conference, serving full time, and who, in the opinion of the cabinet is 
rendering unusually effective service, may apply for a grant in the amount of 



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$400, when such clergy person's salary and utilities are equal to the 
Conference minimum base compensation. 

1. This grant must be applied for on an annual basis, with an annual 
incremental increase of $400 per year, not to exceed $2,000 per year, 
for five years of full-time service., Special attention shall be given to 
ethnic pastors serving ethnic ministries (Book of Discipline 2004, 
paragraph 624.6). Said incremental increase is to be administered 
by the Commission on Equitable Compensation upon the 
recommendation of the cabinet, approval by the charge conference, and the 
district superintendent. 

2. Further, the local church shall be responsible for all Pension Plan and CPP 
payments on incremental increase. 

3. This policy does not restrict the Commission on Compensation, upon the 
recommendation of the cabinet, from making additional grants in 
extraordinary circumstances. 

D. Anticipated future funding needs: The cabinet shall report to the Executive 
Committee of the Commission the anticipated Equitable Compensation funding 
needs immediately after the first appointment session prior to Annual Conference. 

IV. The Commission reports that 26 charges received a total of $166,041 in 

compensation assistance in the year 2005. 

Carl D. Belcher, Chairperson 



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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 
I. Conference Budget to be Raised 
January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 



UNAUDITED 







Request 2004 


Actual 






Ministry Circles 


Raised 2005 


Raised 2005 


Shortfa 






for 2006 


for 2006 


for 2006 


1 


** World Service 
Mission Development 


$1,793,429 


1,726,380 


$67,049 


2 


Criminal Justice & Mercy Min 


istries$12,000 


11,551 


$449 


3 


Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries $30,000 


28,878 


$1,122 


4 


Evangelism 


$17,000 


16,364 


$636 


5 


Church & Society 


$8,000 


7,701 


$299 


6 


Disaster Response 


$11,800 


11,359 


$441 


7 


Asbury Homes Inc. 


$3,600 


3,465 


$135 


8 


Methodist Home for Children 


$187,640 


180,625 


$7,015 


9 


Methodist Retirement Homes 


$281,463 


270,940 


$10,523 


10 


Golden Cross Fund 


$20,000 


19,252 


$748 


11 


Multicultural Ministries 


$20,000 


19,252 


$748 


12 


Conference Plan of Inclusiveness $50,000 


48,131 


$1,869 


13 


Missions and Outreach 


$385,000 


370,606 


$14,394 


14 


Hispanic Latino Ministries 


$19,000 


18,290 


$710 




Subtotal 


$1,045,503 


1,006,416 


$39,087 




Spiritual Formation 








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** Ministerial Education Fund 


$667,339 


642,390 


$24,949 


16 


Bd. of Ordained/Diaconal Ministry$167,000 


160,757 


$6,243 


17 


BODM: Sexual Ethics Salary & Ben. $44, 300 


42,644 


$1,656 


18 


BODM: Sexual Ethics Programs $14,000 


13,477 


$523 


19 


Seminary Visitation 


$1,000 


963 


$37 


20 


Bishop's Days Apart 


$8,000 


7,701 


$299 


21 


Clergy Living Committee 


$1,000 


963 


$37 


22 


Stewardship 


$12,400 


11,936 


$464 


23 


Laity 


$21,000 


20,215 


$785 


24 


Worship 


$4,000 


3,850 


$150 


25 


Higher Education Leadership 


Team$35,000 


33,691 


$1,309 


26 


** College Sustaining Fund 


$485,000 


466,868 


$18,132 


27 


Campus Ministry 


$424,000 


408,148 


$15,852 


28 


Youth Ministry 


$30,000 


28,878 


$1,122 


29 


Children's Ministries 


$18,500 


17,808 


$692 


30 


Education 


$6,000 


5,776 


$224 


31 


Camping & Retreat Min Inc. 


$275,000 


264,719 


$10,281 


32 


Clergy Counseling & Consultation $21,772 


20,958 


$814 


33 


Clergy Counseling & Consultation Sal & Ben$136,219 


131,126 


$5,093 


34 


Wellspring Programs 


$27,500 


26,472 


$1,028 


35 


Wellspring Office 


$10,000 


9,626 


$374 


36 


Wellspring Sal & Ben 


$67,000 


64,495 


$2,505 




Subtotal 


$2,476,030 


2,383,461 


$92,569 



312 



Approved Requested 

Request 2005 Request 2006 

Raised 2006 Raised 2007 
for 2007 for 2008 



2.88% % of 

Increase % Increase Total 
(Decrease) (Deer) Apport 



1 


$1,872,019 


$1,915,877 


$43,858 


2.34% 


10.02% 


2 


$16,000 


$16,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.08% 


3 


$30,000 


$30,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.16% 


4 


$25,000 


$25,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.13% 


5 


$10,200 


$9,750 


($450) 


-4.41% 


0.05% 


6 


$12,500 


$9,000 


($3,500) 


-28.00% 


0.05% 


7 


$3,600 


$3,600 


$0 


0.00% 


0.02% 


8 


$187,640 


$187,640 


$0 


0.00% 


0.98% 


9 


$281,463 


$281,463 


$0 


0.00% 


1.47% 


10 


$15,000 


$15,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.08% 


11 


$21,000 


$22,000 


$1,000 


4.76% 


0.12% 


12 


$50,000 


$49,000 


($1,000) 


-2.00% 


0.26% 


13 


$385,000 


$461,900 


$76,900 


19.97% 


2.41% 


14 


$42,000 


$10,000 


($32,000) 


-76.19% 


0.05% 




$1,079,403 


$1,120,353 


$40,950 


3.79% 


5.86% 


15 


$676,541 


$659,272 


($17,269) 


-2.55% 


3.45% 


16 


$160,770 


$167,700 


$6,930 


4.31% 


0.88% 


17 


$46,294 


$48,600 


$2,307 


4.98% 


0.25% 


18 


$12,000 


$15,000 


$3,000 


25.00% 


0.08% 


19 


$2,000 


$2,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.01% 


20 


$8,000 


$8,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.04% 


21 


$1,500 


$0 


($1,500) 


-100.00% 


0.00% 


22 


$12,400 


$12,400 


$0 


0.00% 


0.06% 


23 


$21,000 


$21,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.11% 


24 


$4,000 


$4,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.02% 


25 


$35,000 


$35,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.18% 


26 


$460,750 


$460,750 


$0 


0.00% 


2.41% 


27 


$424,000 


$424,000 


$0 


0.00% 


2.22% 


28 


$29,000 


$32,000 


$3,000 


10.34% 


0.17% 


29 


$17,000 


$20,000 


$3,000 


17.65% 


0.10% 


30 


$5,200 


$6,000 


$800 


15.38% 


0.03% 


31 


$275,000 


$275,000 


$0 


0.00% 


1.44% 


32 


$21,772 


$24,745 


$2,973 


13.66% 


0.13% 


33 


$140,987 


$134,231 


($6,756) 


-4.79% 


0.70% 


34 


$18,000 


$16,000 


($2,000) 


0.00% 


0.08% 


35 


$0 


$0 


$0 




0.00% 


36 


$25,000 


$0 


($25,000) 


-100.00% 


0.00% 




$2,396,214 


$2,365,698 


($30,516) 


-1.27% 


12.37% 



313 



FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 
I. Conference Budget to be Raised 
January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 



Ministry Circles 



Request 2004 
Raised 2005 
for 2006 



UNAUDITED 
Actual 
Raised 2005 
for 2006 



Shortfall 
for 2006 



37 Episcopacy $1,200 

38 District Supt. Fund: Salaries $1,377,437 

39 District Supt. Fund: Travel $91,140 

40 Assistant to Cabinet $0 

41 Dist. Supt. Fund: Cabinet Exp. $36,883 

42 Cabinet Discretionary Fund $7,500 

43 Annual Conf. Expense $136,700 

44 Annual Conf. Registrar Sal&Ben$0 

45 Conf. Secretary's Office $8,868 

46 Conf. Secretary's Office Sal&Ben$80,000 

47 Conference Journal/Printing $30,952 

48 Bishop's Discretionary Fund $2,000 

49 Dir Minis. Relations-Sal&Ben $263,000 

50 Dir Ministerial Relations-Office$19,680 

51 Monitoring & Accountability $3,220 

52 Christian Unity $8,129 

53 NC Council of Churches $16,680 

54 Office of the Bishop Sal & Ben.$22,000 

55 Office of the Bishop $14,250 

56 Emerging Church Support $682,300 

57 Office of Cong. Dev. Sal & Ben $184,212 

58 Office of Congregational Dev. $57,500 

Subtotal $3,043,651 

Communications 

59 Communications $109,450 

60 Archives & History $8,135 

61 Pub.:NC Conf. Newspaper $55,000 

Subtotal $172,585 

Resource Ministries 

62 ** General Administration $157,365 

63 " SEJ Mission & Ministry $149,227 

64 Conf. Treas. Office Sal&Ben $562,040 

65 Conf. Treasurer's Office $153,000 

66 Treasurer Bonding & Ins. $7,500 

67 Info. Management Office $56,500 

68 Info. Management Sal & Ben $157,350 

69 Conf. Board of Trustees $500 

70 Contingency Fund $14,000 

71 " Meth. Bldg. Operating Fund $75,000 

72 ** Meth. Bldg. Capital Fund $40,000 

73 Episcopal Residence $5,000 

74 Staff Housing $54,000 

75 Legal Counsel $20,000 



1,155 

1,325,940 

87,733 



35,504 

7,220 

131,589 



8,536 

77,009 

29,795 

1,925 

253,167 

18,944 

3,100 

7,825 

16,056 

21,178 

13,717 

656,791 

177,325 

55,350 

2,929,861 

105,358 
7,831 
52,944 
166,133 

151,482 

143,648 

541,028 

147,280 

7,220 

54,388 

151,467 

481 

13,477 

72,196 

38,505 

4,813 

51,981 

19,252 



$45 

$51,497 

$3,407 

$0 

$1,379 

$280 

$5,111 

$0 

$332 

$2,991 

$1,157 

$75 

$9,833 

$736 

$120 

$304 

$624 

$822 

$533 

$25,509 

$6,887 

$2,150 

$113,790 

$4,092 
$304 
$2,056 
$6,452 

$5,883 

$5,579 

$21,012 

$5,720 

$280 

$2,112 

$5,883 

$19 

$523 

$2,804 

$1,495 

$187 

$2,019 

$748 



314 



Approved Requested 

Request 2005 Request 2006 

Raised 2006 Raised 2007 
for 2007 for 2008 



2.88% % of 

Increase % Increase Total 
(Decrease) (Deer) Apport 



37 


$1,200 


$1,200 


$0 


0.00% 


0.01% 


38 


$1,437,000 


$1,482,250 


$45,250 


3.15% 


7.75% 


39 


$98,431 


$106,306 


$7,874 


8.00% 


0.56% 


40 


$0 


$0 


$0 


0.00% 


0.00% 


41 


$36,883 


$36,883 


$0 


0.00% 


0.19% 


42 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.03% 


43 


$135,000 


$144,050 


$9,050 


6.70% 


0.75% 


44 


$3,600 


$3,600 


$0 




0.02% 


45 


$9,000 


$16,600 


$7,600 


84.44% 


0.09% 


46 


$80,900 


$83,732 


$2,832 


3.50% 


0.44% 


47 


$31,000 


$36,500 


$5,500 


17.74% 


0.19% 


48 


$2,000 


$2,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.01% 


49 


$278,451 


$288,197 


$9,746 


3.50% 


1.51% 


50 


$19,680 


$19,680 


$0 


0.00% 


0.10% 


51 


$3,975 


$3,700 


($275) 


-6.92% 


0.02% 


52 


$9,100 


$8,900 


($200) 


-2.20% 


0.05% 


53 


$18,000 


$18,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.09% 


54 


$22,990 


$23,795 


$805 


3.50% 


0.12% 


55 


$24,250 


$29,250 


$5,000 


20.62% 


0.15% 


56 


$652,300 


$652,300 


$0 


0.00% 


3.41% 


57 


$193,423 


$200,193 


$6,770 


3.50% 


1.05% 


58 


$57,500 


$57,500 


$0 


0.00% 


0.30% 




$3,119,683 


$3,219,635 


$99,952 


3.20% 


16.83% 


59 


$84,450 


$84,450 


$0 


0.00% 


0.44% 


60 


$7,000 


$7,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.04% 


61 


$53,000 


$60,000 


$7,000 


13.21% 


0.31% 




$144,450 


$151,450 


$7,000 


4.85% 


0.79% 


62 


$164,434 


$165,693 


$1,259 


0.77% 


0.87% 


63 


$149,636 


$149,636 


$0 


0.00% 


0.78% 


64 


$577,332 


$597,538 


$20,207 


3.50% 


3.12% 


65 


$153,000 


$153,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.80% 


66 


$6,500 


$6,500 


$0 


0.00% 


0.03% 


67 


$56,500 


$60,000 


$3,500 


6.19% 


0.31% 


68 


$165,500 


$171,293 


$5,793 


3.50% 


0.90% 


69 


$500 


$500 


$0 


0.00% 


0.00% 


70 


$14,000 


$14,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.07% 


71 


$75,000 


$100,000 


$25,000 


33.33% 


0.52% 


72 


$50,000 


$50,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.26% 


73 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.03% 


74 


$54,000 


$54,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.28% 


75 


$20,000 


$20,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.10% 



315 



FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 
I. Conference Budget to be Raised 
January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 



Ministry Circles 



76 Minister's Transition Fund 

77 Equitable Compensation 

78 Effective Ministry Program 

79 Minister's Moving Expense 

80 Joint Comm. on Incapacity 

81 Conf. Claimants -Retiree Insurance 

82 In-coming WATS 

83 Conference Staff Relations Comm 

84 Board of Institutions 

85 General and Jurisdictional Conference 

86 Nominations 

Subtotal 
Conference Connectional Ministries 

87 Office Meetings & Programs 

88 Staff Salaries and Benefits 

Subtotal 
Conference Connectional Ministries 

I World Service & Connectional /W/n/sfn'es$14, 129,230 

Past Service Liability 

II ** Past Service Liability-Pensions 

Other General Conference 

III ** Episcopal Fund 

IV ** Africa University Fund 

V ** Black College Fund 

VI ** Interdenominational Coop. Fund 

Total Other General Apportionments 

Grand Total All Funds 

Total General Conference 

Total Jurisdictional Conference 

Total Pensions & Conference Claimants $5,440,000 

Total Annual Conference 





UNAUDITED 




Request 2003 


Actual 




Raised 2004 


Raised 2004 


Shortfall 


for 2005 


for 2005 


for 2005 


$239,630 


230,671 


$8,959 


$167,000 


160,757 


$6,243 


$25,000 


24,065 


$935 


$130,000 


125,140 


$4,860 


$258,000 


248,354 


$9,646 


$2,340,000 


2,252,517 


$87,483 


$3,400 


3,273 


$127 


$1,200 


1,155 


$45 


$500 


481 


$19 


$14,000 


13,477 


$523 


$0 





$0 


$4,630,212 


4,457,107 


$173,105 


$120,000 


115,514 


$4,486 


$847,820 


816,123 


$31,697 


$967,820 


931,637 


$36,183 


$12,335,801 


11,874,614 


$461,187 


$14,129,230 


$13,600,994 


$528,236 


$3,100,000 


3,021,086 


$78,914 


$464,405 


457,015 


$7,390 


$61,363 


58,603 


$2,760 


$267,171 2 


53,602 


$13,569 


$52,530 


49,674 


$2,856 


$845,469 


818,893 


$26,576 


$18,074,699 


$17,440,974 


$633,726 


$3,463,602 


$3,339,145 


$124,457 


$149,227 


$143,648 


$5,579 


$5,440,000 


$5,273,603 


$166,397 


$9,021,870 


$8,684,578 


$337,292 



316 





Request 2005 


Request 2006 




2.88% 


% of 




Raised 2006 


Raised 2007 


Increase 


% Increase 


Total 




for 2007 


for 2008 


(Decrease) 


(Deer) 


Apport 


76 


$245,666 


$256,721 


$11,055 


4.50% 


1.34% 


77 


$150,000 


$125,000 


($25,000) 


-16.67% 


0.65% 


78 


$40,000 


$40,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.21% 


79 


$130,000 


$110,000 


($20,000) 


-15.38% 


0.58% 


80 


$504,000 


$504,000 


$0 


0.00% 


2.64% 


81 


$2,340,000 


$2,450,000 


$110,000 


4.70% 


12.81% 


82 


$3,400 


$3,400 


$0 


0.00% 


0.02% 


83 


$1,200 


$1,200 


$0 


0.00% 


0.01% 


84 


$500 


$500 


$0 


0.00% 


0.00% 


85 


$15,000 


$15,000 


$0 


0.00% 


0.08% 


86 


$500 


$500 


$0 


0.00% 


0.00% 




$4,921,668 


$5,053,481 


$131,813 


2.68% 


26.42% 


87 


$116,000 


$120,000 


$4,000 


3.45% 


0.63% 


88 


$880,972 


$1,016,031 


$135,059 


15.33% 


5.31% 




$996,972 


$1,136,031 


$139,059 


13.95% 


5.94% 




$12,658,390 


$13,046,648 


$322,588 


2.55% 


68.21% 


I 


$14,530,409 


$14,962,525 


$432,116 


2.97% 


78.23% 


II 


$3,200,000 


$3,300,000 


$100,000 


3.13% 


17.25% 


III 


$477,191 


$492,611 


$15,420 


3.23% 


2.58% 


IV 


$60,405 


$57,972 


($2,433) 


-4.03% 


0.30% 


V 


$269,851 


$262,519 


($7,332) 


-2.72% 


1.37% 


VI 


$52,583 


$51,043 


($1,540) 


-2.93% 


0.27% 




$860,030 


$864,145 


$4,115 


0.48% 


4.52% 




$18,590,439 


$19,126,670 


$536,231 


2.88% 


100.00% 




$3,573,024 


$3,604,987 


$31,963 


0.89% 


18.85% 




$149,636 


$149,636 


$0 


0.00% 


0.78% 




$5,540,000 


$5,750,000 


$210,000 


3.79% 


30.06% 




$9,327,779 


$9,622,047 


$294,268 


3.15% 


50.31% 



317 



Ma. Actual Operating Budget for 2005 



Ministry Circles 

1 **World Service 
Mission Development 

2 Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries 

3 Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries 

4 Evangelism 

5 Church & Society 

6 Disaster Response 

7 Asbury Homes I nc. 

8 Methodist Home for Children 

9 Methodist Retirement Homes 

10 Golden Cross Fund 

11 Multicultural Ministries 

12 Conference Plan of I nclusiveness 

13 Missions and Outreach 

14 CM Task Forces 

Spiritual Formation 

15 ** Ministerial Education Fund 

16 Board of Ordained / Diaconal Ministry 

17 BOM:Sexual Ethics Salary & Benefits 

18 BOM:Sexual Ethics Program 

19 Seminary Visitation 

20 Bishop's Days Apart 

21 Clergy Living Committee 

22 Stewardship 

23 Laity 

24 Worship 

25 Higher Education LeadershipTeam 

26 ** College Sustaining Fund 

27 Campus Ministry 

28 Youth Ministry 

29 Children's Ministries 

30 Education 

31 Outdoors Retreat Min Inc. 

32 Clergy Counseling & Consultation 

33 Clergy Counseling & Consultation Sal & E 

34 Common Outdoors Camping Minist 

35 Task Force on Children's Ministry 

34 Wellspring Programs 

35 Wellspring Office 

36 Wellspring Sal & Ben 

Episcopal 

37 Episcopacy 

38 District Supt. Fund: Salaries 

39 District Supt. Fund: Travel 

40 Assistant to Cabinet 

41 Dist. Supt. Fund: Cabinet Exp. 

42 Cabinet Discretionary Fund 

43 Annual Conf. Expense 

44 Annual Conf. Registrar Sal & Ben 

45 Conf. Secretary's Office 

46 Conf. Secretary's Office Sal & Ben 

47 Conference Journal/Printing 

48 Bishop's Discretionary Fund 

49 Dir Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits 

50 Dir Ministerial Relations-Office 

51 Monitoring & Accountability 

52 Christian Unity 

53 NCCouncilofChurches 

54 Office of the Bishop Sal & Ben. 

55 Office of the Bishop 



Carry 
Over from 
2004 



Raised 
in 2004 





28,511 





14,256 


661 


7,603 


570 


5,702 





3,421 


3 


178,330 





267,497 





19,008 


569 


20,908 


13 


47,519 


762 


351,641 







605 


955,803 





642,924 





156,813 





31,363 





13,305 


95 


950 





7,128 


95 


950 


136 


9,504 


351 


19,008 


285 


2,851 


475 


4,752 





460,935 





402,827 





27,561 





16,632 


475 


4,752 





261,355 





9,979 





135,751 














376 


23,760 


950 


9,504 





85,534 


238 


2,328,138 





1,140 





1,260,682 





79,832 





12,154 





34,261 





7,128 





128,302 











8,363 





73,346 


851 


28,511 





1,901 





233,794 





18,057 


475 


4,752 


665 


6,653 





15,206 











33,263 



Total 

Approved 

Supplement 

67.049 



1,489 











17,000 
325 

18.814 





80,318 

16,961 

-12,154 

1,789 



6,698 

3,000 

3,570 

259 

1,500 



-3,709 

2,245 



694 

794 

24.176 



Operating 
Budget 
for 2005 

1.793.429 

11,432 

30,000 

14,256 

8,264 

6,272 

3,421 

178,333 

267,497 

19,008 

21,477 

47,532 

369,403 

325 

977.222 



24,949 


667,339 


8,187 


165,000 


12,612 


43,975 


6,695 


20,000 





1,045 





7,128 





1,045 





9,640 


565 


19,924 





3,136 





5,227 





485,000 


81,031 


483,858 





27,561 





16,632 





5,227 


13,645 


275,000 


10,111 


20,090 


-2,503 


133,248 

















26,136 





10,454 


4,466 


90,000 


159.758 


2.516.665 



1,140 

1,341,000 

96,793 



36,050 

7,128 

135,000 

3,000 

11,933 

73,605 

32,862 

1,901 

230,085 

20,302 

5,227 

8,012 

16,000 

24,176 

24.402 



Actual 

Expenditures 

2005 

1.793.429 



11,384 

30,000 

13,716 

6,205 

3,285 

3,421 

178,333 

267,497 

19,008 

21,414 

44,200 

366,448 

324 

965.236 

667,339 

147,966 

27,834 

8,656 



2,669 

4 

9,183 

19,923 

1,061 

3,891 

466,868 

483,858 

27,561 

16,632 

3,721 

275,000 

20,692 

122,459 





97 

37,500 

2.342.914 

1,019 

1,335,412 

85,803 



33,004 

5,620 

130,266 

3,000 

11,933 

73,234 

30,701 



230,085 

20,302 

2,956 

8,012 

16,000 

24,176 

24,401 



Remain 
Balance 



47 



539 

2,059 

2,987 









64 

3,332 

2,955 

1 

11.986 



17,034 

16,141 

11,344 

1,045 

4,459 

1,041 

457 



2,075 

1,336 









1,506 



-602 

10,789 





26,136 

10,357 

52,500 

155.618 

122 

5,588 

10,990 



3,046 

1,508 

4,734 



1 

371 

2,162 

1,901 





2,271 







1 



318 



Ma. Actual Operating Budget for 2004 





Carry 




Total 


Operating 


Actual 


2005 


Ministry Circles Over from 

2004 


Raised 
in 2004 


Approved 

Supplement 


Budget 
for 2005 


Expenditures 
2005 


Remain 
Balance 


56 Emerging Church Support 


8,167 


617,749 


32,251 


658,167 


479,641 


178,526 


57 Office of Congregational Dev. Sal & Ben 





162,302 


23,396 


185,698 


185,698 





58 Office of Congregational Dev. 


5,465 


54,647 





60,112 


54,512 


5,600 




17.623 


2.782.044 


172.927 


2,972,594 


2,755,773 


216,820 


Communications 














59 Communications 


143 


52,271 





52,414 


48,729 


3,635 


60 Archives & History 


475 


4,752 





5,227 


5,103 


124 


61 Publications: NC Christian Advocate 





47,519 


29,981 


77,500 


77,500 







618 


104.542 


29,981 


135,141 


131,332 


3.809 


Resource Ministries 














62 ** General Administration 





150,829 


5,883 


157,365 


157,365 





63 ** SEJ Mission & Ministry 





137,692 


5,579 


149,227 


149,227 





64 Conf. Treasurer's Office Sal & Ben 





517,008 


54,992 


572,000 


571,912 


88 


65 Conf. Treasurer's Office 





109,294 


35,706 


145,000 


144,834 


166 


66 Treasurer Bonding & Insurance 





7,128 





7,128 


7,128 





67 Information Management Office 





42,767 


23,233 


66,000 


65,632 


368 


68 Information Management Sal& Ben 





131,628 


6,872 


138,500 


131,536 


6,964 


69 Conf. Board of Trustees 





475 





475 


475 





70 Contingency Fund 





14,256 


-6,222 


8,034 


118 


7,915 


71 ** Meth. Bldg. Operating Fund 





71,279 





75,000 


72,196 





72 ** Meth. Bldg. Capital Fund 





23,760 





40,000 


38,505 





73 Episcopal Residence 





4,752 





4,752 


4,752 





74 Staff Housing 





47,519 


2,481 


50,000 


50,000 





75 Legal Counsel 


1.901 


19,008 


5,000 


25,909 


23,829 


2,079 


76 Minister's Transition Fund 





212,643 





212,643 


212,643 





77 Equitable Compensation 





161,565 


2,869 


164,434 


163,849 


585 


78 Effective Ministry Program 





23,760 


31,240 


55,000 


55,000 





79 Minister's Moving Expense 





123,550 





123,550 


90,966 


32,584 


80 JointComm. on Incapacity 





190,076 


224,924 


415,000 


387,998 


27,002 


81 Conf. Claimants -Retiree Insurance 





2,223,895 





2,223,895 


2,223,895 





82 In-coming WATS 





3.231 





3,231 


3,231 





83 Conference Staff Relations Comm 





1,140 


246 


1,386 


1,386 





84 Board of Institutions 


48 


475 





523 


296 


227 


85 General and Jurisdictional Conference 




14,256 





14,256 


14,256 





86 Nominations 








613 


613 


613 





Conference Connections! Ministries 


1.949 


4.231.985 


393,415 


4,653,920 


4,571,643 


77.977 


87 Office Meetings & Programs 


10,454 


104,542 


5,000 


119,996 


73,389 


46,607 


88 Staff Salaries and Benefits 


23.470 


759.129 


39.633 


822,232 


795,354 


26.877 




33.924 


863.671 


44.633 


942,228 


868,743 


73.484 


World Service & Connectional Ministries 


61.957 


12.849.381 


886,577 


13,991.199 


13,429,071 


539.695 


Past Service Liability 














II ** Past Service Liability-Pensions 





2.815.477 





3,100,000 


3,021,086 





Other General Conference 
III ** Episcopal Fund 





385,177 


7,390 


464,405 


464,405 





IV ** Africa University Fund 





56,437 


2,760 


61,363 


61,363 





V "Black College Fund 





248,788 


13,569 


267,171 


267,171 





VI ** I nterdenominational Coop. Fund 





46.746 


2.856 


52,530 


52.530 





Total Other General Apportionments 





737,148 


26,576 


845,469 


845,469 





Grand Total All Funds 


61.957 


16.402.006 


913,153 


17,936,668 


17,295.626 


539.695 


Total General Conference 





31,963 


124,457 


3,463,602 


3,463,602 





Total Jurisdictional Conference 








5,579 


149,227 


149,227 





Total Pensions & Conference Claimants 





210,000 





5,323,895 


5,244,981 





Total Annual Conference 


61,957 


294,268 


783,117 


8,999,943 


8,437,816 


539,695 



* Funds that are raised and paid out in the same year. 



319 



1Mb. Actual Operating Budget for 2006 



Carry 

Ministry Circles Overfrom 

2005 


Raised 

in 2005 


Total 

Approved 

Supplement 


UNAUDITED 

Operating 

Budget 

for 2006 


06 Budg/ 

05 Budg 

% Change 


06 Budg/ 
05 Act. Exp. 
% Change 


%of 
Total 


1 *"World Service 





1,726,380 





1,872,019 


4.38% 


4.38% 


10.17% 


Mission Development 
















2 Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries 


47 


11,551 





11,598 


1.46% 


1.88% 


0.06% 


3 Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries 





28,878 





28,878 


-3.74% 


-3.74% 


0.16% 


4 Evangelism 


539 


16,364 





16,903 


18.57% 


23.23% 


0.09% 


5 Church & Society 


770 


7,701 





8,471 


2.50% 


36.52% 


0.05% 


6 Disaster Response 


1,136 


11,359 





12.495 


99.21% 


280.31% 


0.07% 


7 Asbury Homes Inc. 





3,465 





3,465 


1.29% 


1.30% 


0.02% 


8 Methodist Home for Children 





180,625 





180,625 


1.29% 


1.29% 


0.98% 


9 Methodist Retirement Homes 





270,940 





270,940 


1.29% 


1.29% 


1.47% 


1 Golden Cross Fund 





19,252 





19,252 


1.29% 


1.29% 


0.10% 


11 Multicultural Ministries 


64 


19,252 





19,316 


-10.06% 


-9.79% 


0.10% 


1 2 Conference Plan of I nclusiveness 


3,332 


48,131 





51,463 


8.27% 


16.43% 


0.28% 


1 3 Missions and Outreach 





370,606 


14,394 


385,000 


4.22% 


5.06% 


2.09% 


1 4 Emerging/Hispanic and Latino Ministries 


18,290 





18,290 


0.00% 


0.00% 


0.10% 


Spiritual Formation 


5.888 


1.006.416 


14.394 


1.026.698 


5.06% 


6.37% 


5.58% 


15** Ministerial Education Fund 





642,390 





676,541 


1.38% 


1.38% 


3.67% 


1 6 Board of Ordained / Diaconal Ministry 





160,757 





160,757 


-2.57% 


8.64% 


0.87% 


17 BOM:Sexual Ethics Salary & Benefits 


3,529 


42,644 


1,656 


47,829 


8.76% 


71.84% 


0.26% 


18 BOM:Sexual Ethics Program 


1,348 


13,477 





14,825 


-25.88% 


71.26% 


0.08% 


1 9 Seminary Visitation 


96 


963 





1,059 


1.27% 




0.01% 


20 Bishop's Days Apart 


770 


7.701 





8,471 


18.84% 


217.34% 


0.05% 


21 Clergy Living Committee 


96 


963 





1,059 


1.27% 


26565.34% 


0.01% 


22 Stewardship 


457 


11,936 





12,393 


28.56% 


34.96% 


0.07% 


23 Laity 





20,215 


5,000 


25,215 


26.56% 


26.56% 


0.14% 


24 Worship 


385 


3,850 





4,235 


35.05% 


299.32% 


0.02% 


25 Higher Education Leadership Team 


1,336 


33,691 





35,027 


570.14% 


800.33% 


0.19% 


26 ** College Sustaining Fund 





466,868 





460,750 


-5.00% 


-1.31% 


2.50% 


27 Campus Ministry 





408,148 


15,852 


424,000 


-12.37% 


-12.37% 


2.30% 


28 Youth Ministry 





28,878 





28,878 


4.78% 


4.78% 


0.16% 


29 Children's Ministries 





17,808 





17,808 


7.07% 


7.07% 


0.10% 


30 Education 


578 


5,776 





6,354 


21.56% 


70.77% 


0.03% 


31 Outdoor&RetreatMinlnc. 





264,719 


10,281 


275,000 


0.00% 


0.00% 


1.49% 


32 Clergy Counseling & Consultation 





20,958 





20,958 


4.32% 


1.28% 


0.11% 


33 Clergy Counseling & Consul. Sal & Be 


n10,187 


131,126 





141,313 


6.05% 


15.40% 


0.77% 


34 Welispring Programs 


2,647 


26,472 





29,119 


11.41% 




0.16% 


35 Wellspring Office 


963 


9,626 





10,589 


1.29% 


10790.81% 


0.06% 


36WellspringSal&Ben 


6,450 


64,495 





70,945 


-21.17% 


89.19% 


0.39% 




28.842 


2.383.461 


32.789 


2.473.125 


-1.73% 


5.56% 


13.43% 


Episcopal 
















37 Episcopacy 


116 


1,155 





1,271 


11.46% 


24.79% 


0.01% 


38 District Supt. Fund: Salaries 





1,325,940 


51,497 


1,377,437 


2.72% 


3.15% 


7.48% 


39 District Supt. Fund: Travel 





87,733 


3,407 


91,140 


-5.84% 


6.22% 


0.50% 


40 Assistant to Cabinet 














-100.00% 




0.00% 


41 Dist. Supt. Fund: Cabinet Exp. 


1,258 


35,504 





36,762 


1.98% 


11.39% 


0.20% 


42 Cabinet Discretionary Fund 


722 


7,220 





7,942 


11.42% 


41.31% 


0.04% 


43 Annual Conf. Expense 





131,589 


5111 


136,700 


1.26% 


4.94% 


0.74% 


44 Annual Conf. Registrar Sal & Ben 














-100.00% 


-100.00% 


0.00% 


45 Conf. Secretary's Office 





8,536 





8,536 


-28.47% 


-28.46% 


0.05% 


46 Conf. Secretary's Office Sal & Ben 


630 


77,009 


2,991 


80,630 


9.54% 


10.10% 


0.44% 


47 Conference Journal/Printing 


2,979 


29,795 


1,157 


33,931 


3.25% 


10.52% 


0.18% 


48 Bishop's Discretionary Fund 


193 


1,925 





2,118 


11.44% 




0.01% 


49 Dir Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits 


253,167 


-16,312 


236,855 


2.94% 


2.94% 


1.29% 


50 Dir Ministerial Relations-Office 





18,944 





18,944 


-6.69% 


-6.69% 


0.10% 


51 Monitoring & Accountability 


310 


3,100 





3,410 


-34.77% 


15.36% 


0.02% 


52 Christian Unity 





7,825 





7,825 


-2.33% 


-2.33% 


0.04% 


53 NC Council of Churches 





16,056 





16,056 


0.35% 


0.35% 


0.09% 


54 Office of the Bishop Sal & Ben. 





21,178 


822 


22,000 


-9.00% 


-9.00% 


0.12% 


55 Office of the Bishop 





13,717 





13,717 


-43.79% 


-43.78% 


0.07% 



320 



lb. Actual Operating Budget for 2006 



UNAUDITED 



Carry 
Ministry Circles ® yer ty$Q 


§,mi 


Total 

Approved 
Supplement 


Operating 


06 Budg/ 
„, 05 Budg 
% Changs 


06 Budg/ 
% Change 


Totil 


56 Emerging Church Support 


65,679 


656,791 





722,470 


9.77% 


50.63% 


3.92% 


57 Office of Congregational Dev. Sal & Ben 


177,325 


6,887 


184,212 


-0.80% 


-0.80% 


1.00% 


58 Office of Congregational Dev. 


5,535 


55,350 





60,885 


1.29% 


11.69% 


0.33% 


Communications 


77.422 


2.929.861 


55.560 


3.062.843 


3.04% 


11.14% 


16.64% 


59 Communications 


3,685 


105,358 





109,043 


108.04% 


123.78% 


0.59% 


60 Archives & History 


124 


7,831 





7,955 


52.19% 


55.89% 


0.04% 


61 Publications: NC Christian Advocate 





52,944 





52,944 


-31.69% 


-31.69% 


0.29% 




3,809 


166,133 





169,942 


25.75% 


29.40% 


0.92% 


Resource Ministries 
















62 ** General Administration 





151,482 





164,434 


4.49% 


4.49% 


0.89% 


63 ** SEJ Mission & Ministry 





143,648 





149,636 


0.27% 


0.27% 


0.81% 


64 Conf. Treasurer's Office Sal & Ben 





541,028 


48,890 


589,918 


3.13% 


3.15% 


3.20% 


65 Conf. Treasurer's Office 





147,280 





147,280 


1.57% 


1.69% 


0.80% 


65 Treasurer Bonding & Insurance 





7,220 





7,220 


1.29% 


1.29% 


0.04% 


67 Information Management Office 





54,388 





54,388 


-17.59% 


-17.13% 


0.30% 


68 Information Management Sal& Ben 





151,467 


10,883 


162,350 


17.22% 


23.43% 


0.88% 


69 Conf. Board of Trustees 





481 





431 


1.29% 


1.33% 


0.00% 


70 Contingency Fund 





13,477 





13,477 


67.75% 


11275.53% 


0.07% 


71 ** Meth. Bldg. Operating Fund 





72,196 





75,000 


0.00% 


3.88% 


0.41% 


72 ** Meth. Bldg. Capital Fund 





38,505 





50,000 


25.00% 


29.85% 


0.27% 


73 Episcopal Residence 





4,813 





4,813 


1.29% 


1.29% 


0.03% 


74 Staff Housing 





51,981 





51,981 


3.96% 


3.96% 


0.28% 


75 Legal Counsel 





19,252 





19,252 


-25.69% 


-19.21% 


0.10% 


76 Minister's Transition Fund 





230,671 





230,671 


8.48% 


8.48% 


1.25% 


77 Equitable Compensation 





160,757 





160,757 


-2.24% 


-1.89% 


0.87% 


78 Effective Ministry Program 





24,065 





24,065 


-56.24% 


-56.24% 


0.13% 


79 Minister's Moving Expense 


12,514 


125,140 





137,654 


11.42% 


51.32% 


0.75% 


80 JointComm. on Incapacity 





248,354 


166,646 


415,000 


0.00% 


6.96% 


2.25% 


81 Conf. Claimants -Retiree Insurance 





2,252,517 





2,252,517 


1.29% 


1.29% 


12.23% 


82 In-coming WATS 





3,273 





3,273 


1.29% 


1.30% 


0.02% 


83 Conference Staff Relations Comm 





1,155 





1,155 


-16.68% 


-16.63% 


0.01% 


84 Board of Institutions 


48 


481 





529 


117% 


78.53% 


0.00% 


85 General and Jurisdictional Conference 


13,477 





13,477 


-5.47% 


-5.47% 


0.07% 


86 Nominations 














-100.00% 


-100.00% 


0.00% 




12.562 


4.457.107 


226.419 


4.729.327 


1.62% 


3.45% 


25.69% 


Conference Connectiona! Ministries 
















87 Office Meetings & Programs 


11,551 


115,514 





127,065 


5.89% 


73.14% 


0.69% 


88 Staff Salaries and Benefits 





816,123 


73,519 


889,642 


8.20% 


11.85% 


4.83% 




11.551 


931.637 


73.519 


1.016.707 


7.90% 


17.03% 


5.52% 


World Service & Connectionai Minis. 


140.074 


13.600.994 


402.682 


14.350.661 


2.57% 


6.86% 


77.95% 


Past Service Liability 
















II ** Past Service Liability-Pensions 





3.021.086 





3.200.000 


3.23% 


5.92% 


17.38% 


Other Genera! Conference 
















III ** Episcopal Fund 





457,015 





477,191 


2.75% 


2.75% 


2.59% 


IV ** Africa University Fund 





58,603 





60,405 


-1.56% 


-1.56% 


0.33% 


V "Black College Fund 





253,602 





269,851 


1.00% 


1.00% 


1.47% 


VI ** I nterdenominational Coop. Fund 





49.674 





52.583 


0.10% 


0.10% 


0.29% 


Total Other General Apportionments 





818,893 





860,030 


1.72% 


1.72% 


4.67% 


Grand Total All Funds 


140.074 


17440.974 


402.682 


18.410,691 


2.64% 


6.45% 


100.00% 


Total General Conference 











3,573,024 


3.16% 


3.16% 


19.41% 


Total Jurisdictional Conference 











149,636 


0.27% 


0.27% 


0.81% 


Total Pensions & Conference Claimants 








5,452,517 


2.42% 


3.96% 


29.62% 


Total Annual Conference 


140,074 





402,682 


9,235,515 


2.62% 


9.45% 


50.16% 



* Funds that are raised and paid out in the same year. 



321 



Ic. Contingency Reserve Fund 



2005 



Income 

Interest on Checking 
Interest on Investments 
Interest on Metho. Found. 
Interest on Church Loans 
Net Reclaim Last Year 
Other Receipts 
Post Audit Receipts 



$32,548 

$77,461 

$247,647 

$13,493 

$399,621 

$2,693 

$5,880 



Distribution 

2005 Budget Supplements 

2005 Non-Budget Supplements 

2006 Budget Supplements 
2006 Non-Budget Supplements 
2008 Budget Supplement 

Interest Paid 
Audit Adjustments 



$779.343 

$172,539 

$731 

$402,682 

$270,000 

$100,000 

$136 

$3,383 



Change in Net Assets 



$949.470 
($170.127) 



Non-Budget Supplements 



2005 



2006 



Duke Divinity 

Task Force on Unity Dialogue 

Local Church PACT Assistance 



$20,000 

731 





$20,000 



250.000 



Total Non-Budget Supplements 



$20.731 



$270.000 



322 



lie. Contingency Reserve Fund 

Budget Supplements: 2005 2006 

"World Service 

Laity 

Missions and Outreach 

CM Task Forces 

"Ministerial Education Fund 

BOM:Sexual Ethics Salary & Benefits 

BOM:Sexual Ethics Program 

Campus Ministry 

Camping & Retreat Min. Inc. 

Clergy Counseling & Consultation 

Clergy Counseling & Consultation Sal & Ben 

District Supt. Fund: Salaries 

District Supt. Fund: Travel 

Annual Conf. Expense 

Conf. Secretary's Office 

Conf. Secretary's Office Sal & Ben 

Conference Journal Printing 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Office 

Christian Unity 

Office of the Bishop Sal & Ben. 

Office of the Bishop 

Office of Congregational Dev. Sal & Ben 7,948 

Publications: NC Christian Advocate 

"General Administration 

"SEJ Mission & Ministry 

Conf. Treasurer's Office Sal & Ben 

Information Management Sal & Ben 

Contingency Fund 

Legal Counsel 

Equitable Compensation 

Joint Comm. on Incapacity 

Conference Staff Relations Comm 

Nominations 

Connectional Ministries 

Staff Salaries and Benefits 

** Episcopal Fund 

** Africa University Fund 

** Black College Fund 

** Interdenominational Coop. Fund 

Grand Total All Funds 



67,049 





565 


5,000 





14,394 


325 





24,949 








1,656 





6,000 





15,852 





10,281 


9,590 





(9,590) 








51,497 





3,407 





5,111 


3,570 





(3,570) 


2,991 


1,500 


1,157 


85 


(16,312) 


1,302 





694 





176 


822 


402 





7,948 


6,887 


27,500 





5,883 





5,579 








48,890 





10,883 


(6,222) 





5,000 





2,869 








166,646 


246 





113 








73,519 


7,390 





2,760 





13,569 





2,856 





172,539 


402,682 



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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCILON 
III. FINANCIAL POLICIES 

The United Methodist Church is a connectional church, and all local churches 
participate in the mission and service giving of the larger church. The outreach and 
mission giving opportunities of the Connection are distributed to the churches of the 
NC Conference by means of a formula based on the financial performance in each 
local church. Every effort is made to develop a computation which is shared with 
fairness by all. Church leaders are encouraged to interpret the work of the Connection 
so that each congregation understands these funds to be a necessary extension of the 
ministry and mission of the church beyond its local organization. 
A APPORTIONMENTS: 

1. The funds to be apportioned are: 

World Service and Connectional Ministries 

Past Service Liability - Pensions 

Episcopal Fund 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 

Black College Fund 

Africa University Fund 

2. Formula: The Apportionments for each year shall be based on the average of 
the total monies disbursed by each church in the four years immediately 
previous to the apportionment year less the approved exclusions each year, or 
on the most recent year less the approved exclusions, whichever is lower. The 
change in unadjusted apportionments from the previous year shall not 
increase or decrease in excess of 15%. The exclusions are: Payments on 
World Service and Connectional Ministries, Past Service Liability - Pensions, 
Episcopal Fund, and all other apportionments; district work fund; principal and 
interest on indebtedness; buildings and improvements; 50% of property 
insurance; local benevolences paid directly by the local church; General and 
Conference Advance Specials; Ten Dollar Club; up to $4,500 for travel paid by 
a charge for each pastor; United Methodist Student Day;Human Relations 
Day; Peace and Justice Sunday; Native American Awareness Sunday; One 
Great Hour of Sharing; World Communion Sunday; UMW Funds sent to district 
or conference treasurer; housing allowance paid in lieu of furnished 
parsonage to a minister serving under Episcopal appointment in a 

charge of the Conference; offerings taken for disasters as designated by the 
Disaster Response Committee and the Resident Bishop. 

3. Effective July 1, 2004, new congregations shall be assigned an 
apportionment beginning in the year in which the church is chartered (Year A in 
the following table). The new and projected charter dates for all new churches 
shall be reported annually by the Office of Congregational Development to the 
Treasurer's Office immediately following Annual Conference. The amount to 
be apportioned shall be a percentage of the apportionment as computed on 
the standard formula described in III.A.2 above. Because this formula results 
in a lower apportionment for a longer period than earlier new church 
formulas, no adjustment will be allowed to the apportionment computed as 
shown in the following table: 



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A 


0% 


None 


B 


60% 


=(4A)/4 


C 


65% 


=((3A)+B)/4 


D 


70% 


=((2A)+B+C)/4 


E 


75% 


=(A+B+C+D)/4 


F 


80% 


=(B+C+D+E)/4 


G 


85% 


=(C+D+E+F)/4 


H 


90% 


=(D+E+F+G)/4 


1 


95% 


=(E+F+G+H)/4 


J 


100% 


=(F+G+H+l)/4 



Year Percent Base Year Net Disbursement Formula Maximum % Change 

None 
None 
None 
None 
None 
None 
None 
None 
None 
None 

4. Apportionments to the churches shall be made by the Council on 
Finance and Administration (CFA) based on the current formula. Each 
cause shall be paid proportionately out of the income from funds 
received up to the amount fixed by the Annual Conference. In the event 
receipts shall fall short, all items shall be paid pro-rata. The CFA is 
authorized to make supplementary appropriations between sessions of 
the Annual Conference, if funds are available, for emergency or 
unforeseen needs. Such supplementary appropriations shall be made 
only from available undesignated funds. It is the intent of CFA that 50% 
of supplemental funds available be designated for the retirement of our 
current liabilities. In the light of possible unforeseen and emergency 
need beyond available resources within the Annual Conference, the CFA 
is authorized to adjust the pro-rata distribution by up to 10% at it's 
discretion and is authorized to use such funds to make supplementary 
appropriations according to this provision. General Church 
apportionments will be paid in full as collected to general agencies and 
will not be subject to adjusted pro-rata distributions. All supplementary 
appropriations made under these provisions shall be reported in the 
Conference Journal for purposes of information. 

5. Apportionments will be delivered from the treasurer's office to the district 
superintendents by July 14, 2006. 

B. The following special offerings shall be taken in each local church and 
remitted to the Conference treasurer as separate items. They are not to be 
included in the Apportionments: United Methodist Student Day, Human 
Relations Day, Peace with Justice Sunday, Native American Awareness 
Sunday, One Great Hour of Sharing and World Communion Sunday. 

C. No Conference agency's budget shall incorporate funds to be appropriated to 
a non-conference agency, without specific approval of CFA. All funds granted 
to a non-conference agency must be spent consistent with the Social 
Principles of The United Methodist Church. 

D. No transfer of funds shall be made from one line item in the Conference 
Budget to another. 

E. All General Church Funds (World Service, Episcopal, Ministerial Education, 
Black Colleges, Africa University, Interdenominational Cooperation, General 
Administration) and College Sustaining Fund, Higher Education Endowment, 
Past Service Liability Fund, Jurisdictional Conference, and Methodist Building 
Routine and Capital Maintenance Funds will be raised and paid out in the 
same year. All other funds will be raised and paid out in the subsequent year 
on a schedule determined by the CFA. 



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F. Investment Policy: The investment of the funds of the conference shall be 
such that funds available for mission are maximized in a manner consistent 
with the preservation of capital and with the Social Principles of The United 
Methodist Church. Investments are with the United Methodist Foundation, 
Inc. (local), the United Methodist Church Foundation (national), area banks, 
and with specific minority financial institutions within the bounds of the NC 
Conference. Investments of funds reserved for use in the next budget year 
shall be invested 50% fixed income investments and 50% equity 
investments. The Conference is also a member of Project Equality. 

G. Monies paid by the churches shall be reported to the statistician by the 
pastors at the end of the year on the Table II, Financial Report. The Table I 
and Table II reports for 2006 shall be due to the statistician no later than 
January 31, 2007. 

H. The Council may enact its own bylaws governing meetings, quorum, and 
other matters of procedure as authorized in the Discipline, Para. 610.5.b. 
I. The Council shall maintain a central treasury for all Conference agencies as 
authorized by Para. 611.11 of the Discipline, and the 1953 session of the 
Annual Conference. Annual Conference boards and agencies, including 
those separately incorporated, are required to maintain their funds on deposit 
in the central treasury unless exempted by the Annual Conference or the 
Discipline. Exemptions are granted to the Methodist Home for Children, the 
Methodist Retirement Homes, the Colleges, the United Methodist 
Foundation, Inc., Board of Missions, Inc., Asbury Homes, and North Carolina 
United Methodist Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Inc. 
J. All new programs or entities which would not be funded by an existing 

approved budget shall be referred to the CFAfor review of budget needs and 
supplemental funds available prior to approval by Annual Conference. If the 
item is approved, the next year's budget shall be amended to include the 
necessary funds based on the CFA recommendation. 
K. Contracts executed by commissions, boards, or agencies which obligate the 
Annual Conference must: 1) be created for periods of no more than 12 
months and should be completed by June 30 annually, 2) not involve 
expenditures exceeding $50,000 in the aggregate, and 3) not include a 
guarantee by the conference of debt incurred by a separately incorporated 
entity. All contracts that exceed a 12 month period and/or $50,000 must be 
authorized by the Council on Finance and Administration. Should 
authorization be needed between meetings of CFA, it can be given by two 
signatures from the Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, the 
President of CFA or the Conference Treasurer, and will require ratification by 
CFA at its next meeting. Commissions, boards, or agencies may not bind a 
future Annual Conference by contractual obligations. This provision will not 
apply to contracts involving the purchase or sale of property authorized by the 
Conference Board of Trustees in accordance with the Trustees' authority 
under the Book of Discipline. 
IV. APPROVAL TO SOLICIT FUNDS 
Any organization designated as a Conference Advance Special may ask local 
churches to consider opportunities for giving. It shall be at the discretion of the local 
church as to whether, when and how these opportunities will be presented to the 
membership. Solicitation or private campaign may not be taken directly into local churches 
of the Conference through solicitation in classes or other groups or by the use of 
membership lists (either partial or in entirety). 



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Approval is given to the requests of the following agencies and programs for 
the privilege of soliciting funds under these policies throughout the District or 
Conference. 
A Christmas Offering for District programs and/or projects. 

B. The Commission on Congregational Development for the promotion of the 
Church Extension Ten Dollar Club and the John Wesley Endowment for 
Congregational Development. 

C. The Board of Directors for Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Inc. to solicit from 
church groups and individuals, materials and money for specific projects for 
the four camps of the North Carolina Conference. 

D. The State Commission on Campus Ministry for the privilege of private 
solicitation for special gifts for the benefit of special works in the state- 
supported institutions of higher education. 

E. Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated; Methodist Home for Children; 
Louisburg College; Methodist College; North Carolina Wesleyan College; 
and Asbury Homes for the privilege of private solicitation and receipt of such 
funds as may be directed thereto with the understanding that such 

F. The United Methodist Foundation, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 

G The Disaster Response Committee upon joint decision of the committee and 
the Resident Bishop to respond to disasters within the bounds of the NC 
Annual Conference. 
The CFA continues to recommend that 100% "Missional Service Giving" be 

the on-going priority. The Council also recommends that stewardship continue to 

be a missional focus, Conference priority. 

V. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' SALARY 

CFA continues to recommend, as sustained by the 1998 Annual Conference, 
that the percentage change in district superintendents' salary be the same as the 
average percentage change in salary (salary and utilities) for the prior year for all 
full-time pastors serving local charges in the NC Annual Conference. Following 
action and discussion of the 2006 NC Annual Conference the salary for DS for 
2007 will increase by " the same dollar amount proposed for full-time local 
pastors . " (Motion by Qunton Covington); the amount of the increase will be 
$1.597.00 to equal $96,043 for 2007. (See Minutes of the 2006 AC, Saturday, 
June 17, 2006.) 

VI. ORGANIZATION and PROCEDURE (presented for information only) 
A The audit for 2006 will be by McGladrey & Pullen, Raleigh, NC. 

B. The president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the CFA shall serve 
as the executive committee of the Council. The Council shall elect two 
additional members to the executive committee from its voting membership. 

C. The Conference treasurer will include in the monthly financial reports, for any 
given month, all monies received in the office by 8:30 a.m. on the 5th day of 
the following month, except when the 5th day falls on a weekend or holiday 
the report will include the funds received by 8:30 a.m. on the following 
workday. 

D. The treasurer may approve minor overexpenditures of a budget line item up 
to $5,000 or 5% of the line item, whichever is less. A request for such 
overexpenditure shall be submitted in writing in advance and shall state the 
reason for the request. The overexpenditure will be reported to CFA and will 
be listed in the Conference Journal. 

E. Any Conference or non-conference agency which receives Conference funds 
in excess of $1,000 shall submit, with any budget request, an annual detailed 
audited budget report of all receipts, disbursements and assets. A statement 
in effect that "All funds granted have been spent consistent with the social 
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submission of the audit. Such reports received may be reported in whole or in 
summary form in the Conference Journal and shall remain on file in the 
treasurer's office. An agency may be exempted (for just cause) from this 
reporting requirement by CFA. Note: CFA requests the Board of Institutions to 
provide regular reports (at least annually) regarding its financial monitoring of 
related institutions/programs. 

F. A carry-over of budgeted funds remaining (not including any supplemental 
appropriations) of up to 10% of the amount raised for the subsequent year 
will be allowed for Conference budget line items. Any carryover or portion 
thereof by this policy may be rescinded in any year in which funds are not 
available to meet basic ministry needs as determined by the CFA. 

G. Funds appropriated to a board or agency must be spent in the calendar year 
of the appropriation unless otherwise allowed. 

H. Supplemental Appropriations: The Council will consider requests for 

supplemental appropriations in the following priority order: 

First Priority 

Salary and benefit items previously approved according to the policies of 
the Annual Conference or General Conference (i.e. Equitable 
Compensation Funds, staff salaries, etc.) 

Programs authorized and mandated by the NC Annual Conference which 
are not included in the Annual Conference budget for that financial year. 
Amounts required by the Past Service Funding Plan adopted jointly by 
the Board of Pensions and the CFA which are not raised by the Board of 
Pensions annual budget requests. 

Second Priority 

New creative programs to respond to emerging needs and to expand the 
mission of the Annual Conference which are not included in the 
Conference budget for that year. Such programs will be funded through 
supplemental appropriations only on a short-term basis. 
Emergency needs and programs in the life of the boards and agencies 
of the Annual Conference. The petitioning group shall make such 
requests in writing to the treasurer's office at least 15 working days 
before a scheduled CFA meeting. 

Third Priority 

Any other type of funding requests. 

Procedure for seeking supplemental appropriations: 

1. All requests for supplemental appropriations shall be made to the CFA 
President and/or the Conference Treasurer's office in writing at least 15 
working days before a scheduled CFA meeting. 

2. The normal procedure for requests for supplemental appropriations will 
be a review by the CFA supplemental appropriations committee which 
will make a recommendation to the full Council. 

3. If an emergency request for supplemental appropriations is received 
between scheduled meetings, the CFA supplemental appropriations 
committee will consider the request and direct the Conference treasurer 
to forward it to the membership via mail with a recommendation for 
action. 

I. Interest shall be paid to/from the Board of Pensions, Insurance Fund, 

Blackburn Scholarship Fund, Camps Endowment for Maintenance, Church 
Extension Redevelopment, and Church Extension Salary Endowment funds 
using the rate of the conference interest bearing checking account, 
compounded monthly, on monthly average balances held by the Conference 
treasurer. 



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J. Retroactive adjustments for transfer or posting delays will be made to the 
Board of Pensions and the Insurance Fund accounts for earnings 
calculations. 

K. Funds in excess of operational needs for the Board of Pensions and the 
Insurance fund are invested in the United Methodist Foundation, Inc. of the 
N.C. Conference or other socially balanced investment funds as deemed 
appropriate by the Council. 

L. In order to prevent a loss of funds due to investment risk, and in order to have 
funds available for emergency use, the goal of the Council is to maintain 
minimum reserve funds equal to 15% of the current operating budget for 
World Service and Connectional Ministries and the Past Service Liability. 
Supplemental appropriations from current year earnings shall follow the 
guidelines in paragraph H above. Supplemental appropriations beyond 
current year earnings shall follow the following guidelines: 1. If reserves are 
less than or equal to 20% of the current operating budget, then only 
supplements to meet payroll for existing positions may be considered. 2. If 
reserves are above 20% and below 30% of operating budget, then only 
supplements to meet payroll for existing positions and unfunded liabilities 
may be considered. 3. If reserves are equal to or greater than 30% of 
operating budget, then other requests may be considered. 4. No request 
may be considered if the amount requested would reduce reserves below 
15% of operating budget. 

M. Mailing address labels will be available for a nominal fee to conference 
agencies, clergy and lay members of Annual Conference or other United 
Methodists for church related uses. 

N. CFA Meeting Schedule: The executive committee meets at the call of the 
President. Scheduled meetings are: 

June, 2006: There may be a called meeting in conjunction with Annual 
Conference if necessary to elect officers or conduct other business. 
September 6, 2006: To consider general business matters. 
November 1, 2006: An optional meeting to be held if necessary at the call of 
the President. 

December 6, 2006: To consider apportionment matters and supplemen-tal 
appropria-tions for salaries. 

January 19, 2007 To look at the shortfall and make a decision regarding 
paying out the general church apportionments. (Subject to change based on 
GCFA final closing date.) 

February 7, 2007: To consider the operating budget for the current year. All 
payments on apportionments are due to the Treasurer by mid January. A 
report of receipts, amounts allocated to the budgeted boards and agencies, 
and supplemental appropriations are decided at the meeting. 
March 7, 2007: To consider the budget to be recommended to Annual 
Conference which will be raised in the subsequent year and spent in the year 
following that. Additionally, the CFA policy recommendations to the Annual 
Conference are adopted. 

O. Dates to Remember: 

July 14, 2006: Apportionments sent to the Districts. 

September 14, 2006: Requests for the 2009 budget, to be adopted at the 

2007 Annual Conference, due in the Treasurer's Office. 

November 8, 2006: Requests for supplemental appropriations for the 2006 

operating budget due in the Treasurer's Office 



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January 17, 2007: Annual Conference and General Church remittances must 

be received by 8:30 A.M. in order to receive credit for 2006. (Subject to 

change based on GCFA final closing date.) 

January 26, 2007: Requests for supplemental appropriations for the 

2007 operating budget due in the treasurer's office. 

January 31, 2007: Tables I and II due to the Conference statistician. 
VII. UNITED METHODIST PERSONAL INVESTMENT, CUMULATIVE 
PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND, and BASIC PROTECTION PLAN 
A GENERAL 

1. The lay employee's supervisor is responsible for making lay employees 
aware of these rules and procedures. Detailed information on the 
UMPIP and the BPP is available from the treasurer's office. Supervisors 
will have lay employees who are eligible for these benefits contact the 
treasurer's office 60 days before they are eligible for participation, or 
sign a waiver form if they decline to participate in the UMPIP and the BPP. 
The form will be kept on file in the treasurer's office for future reference. 

2. The Conference treasurer's office will administer the UMPIP and the 
BPP. 

3. Contributions will be withheld from the employees pay and remitted to 
the General Board of Pensions by the treasurer's office within ten 
business days after receiving the bill from the General Board of 
Pensions. 

B. UNITED METHODIST PERSONAL INVESTMENT PLAN (UMPIP -Effective 
January 1, 2006) 

1. The lay employee must be full time (at least 20 hours per week). 

2. The lay employee must be an employee for 1 continuous year before 
becoming eligible for UMPIP. 

3. The conference contribution will be twelve percent (12%) of the 
employee's base compensation. 

4. The lay employee's required contribution will be 3%. Participants in the 
UMPIP must be participants in the BPP. 

C. BASIC PROTECTION PLAN 

1. Participants in the BPP must be participants in the UMPIP . 

2. The conference contribution will be the plan document required amount 
less the lay employee's required contribution. 

3. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same as it is for 
clergy. 

Ferrell Blount, President 



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Incapacity, Joint Committee on 

The Joint Committee on Incapacity acts as the advocate for those pastors in the North 
Carolina Conference who are forced by physical or emotional incapacity to seek 
temporary or permanent relief from their appointment. The committee is given the 
responsibility to study the problems of incapacity within the Conference, to provide a 
continuing personal ministry to those who are incapacitated, and to make 
recommendations to the appropriate agencies of the Conference for each pastor or 
deacon seeking Incapacity Leave, including the source of their disability income. 
Persons interested in discovering more about the process of being granted Incapacity 
Leave can contact a district superintendent or the chair of the Joint Committee on 
Incapacity. 

The following recommendations are presented to the 2006 session of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference: 
I. General Policies 

A The Joint Committee on Incapacity, through the Conference 

Treasurer's Office, will make available upon request the necessary forms for 
any full time pastor or deacon to make application for Incapacity Leave. In all 
cases the applications must be completed by the pastor or deacon, the 
physician, chair of the Joint Committee on Incapacity, Conference benefits 
officer, and the district superintendent before the request for Incapacity Leave 
can be acted upon. Whenever possible incapacity requests are to be 
submitted ninety (90) days prior to Annual Conference except in life- 
threatening situations after that date, or when the disabling condition occurs 
after that date. Requests presented before May 15 will be included in the 
Committee's report to the Annual Conference. 

B. Definition of Incapacity: For the first 24 months, an active participant will be 
considered incapacitated for the purposes of the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan or the Basic Protection Plan as of the date the Administrator determines, 
on the basis of medical evidence, that such active participant was unable to 
perform the usual and customary duties of his/her employment by reason of 
bodily injury, disease, or mental or emotional disease or disorder that will 
presumably last for at least six continuous months, exclusive of any incapacity 
resulting from service in the armed forces of any country, warfare, intentionally 
self-inflicted injury, or participation in any criminal or unlawful act. 

C. Definition of Clergy: Clergy in The United Methodist Church are individuals 
who serve as commissioned ministers, deacons, elders, and local pastors 
under appointment of a bishop (full- and part-time), who hold membership in 
an annual conference, and who are commissioned, ordained, or licensed. 

D. A pastor or deacon seeking to be on Incapacity Leave secures a disability 
claim kit from the Office of Ministerial Relations. The applicant completes 
Form A, has his or her physician complete Form B, completes the applicant's 
portion of Form C, and submits all these forms to the Office of Ministerial 
Relations for completion. Disability Management Alternatives reviews the 
claim and recommends a determination to the General Board of Pension and 
Health Benefits who retains the authority to approve or deny a claim. 

E. We recommend that pastors applying for Incapacity Leave be approved only 
when the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits grants their request 
for incapacity benefits through the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

F. Through December 31, 2006, the Comprehensive Protection Plan will fund 
pension contributions for the Ministerial Pension Plan and Comprehensive 
Protection Plan for all pastors receiving incapacity benefits from the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

G The Annual Conference and Conference Board of Pensions (effective 



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January 1, 2007), will fund pension contributions for the Clergy Retirement 
Security Program-Defined Benefit Plan in the required annual payment for 
normal cost as defined by the plan document and the General Board of 
Pension and Heath Benefits for all pastors receiving incapacity benefits from 
the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

H. The Comprehensive Protection Plan (effective January 1, 2007), will fund 
contributions for the Comprehensive Protection Plan and the Clergy 
Retirement Security Program-Defined Contribution Plan which is 3% of plan 
compensation as defined by the plan document and the General Board of 
Pension and Heath Benefits for all pastors receiving incapacity benefits from 
the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

I. Hospital Insurance, and Life Insurance shall be paid by the Joint Committee 
on Incapacity both for those approved by the General Board of Pension and 
Health Benefits and those approved by the Joint Committee on Incapacity 
who are pastors receiving incapacity benefits from the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan according to Section II, below. 

J. Pastors on Incapacity Leave are reminded to investigate the penalties by the 
Social Security Administration if they do not elect to come under Medicare at 
age 65. Participation in Medicare Part A and B is required at the earliest 
possible date in order to receive full health insurance benefits. 

K. We recommend that a lump sum grant of $3,500 be made at the beginning of 
Incapacity Leave. This grant will be available only one time in a pastor's 
years of service. 

L. The Joint Committee on Incapacity will review the progress of each pastor or 
deacon on Incapacity Leave at least annually. This review will include both 
recommendations from the pastor's physician and district superintendent as 
well as opportunities for continuing fellowship with the pastor to develop 
further possibilities of assistance in his/her disabled circumstances. 

M. We recommend the following pastors to be continued on Incapacity Leave: 
1 .Wilson Edward Barber, P O Box 4931 , Emerald Isle, NC 28594 252/354-5635 
2John M. Crowe, 202 Mimosa Park Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534 919/759-2146 
3.Faye West Ethridge, P O Box 635, Battleboro, NC 27809 252/442-0876 
4.Tommy Lewis Evans, 2201 Drake Court, Graham, NC 27253 336/226-0073 
5. Doris T. Fox, 1020 Nicholson Road, Sanford, NC 27332 919/499-6364 
6.Willie H Frizzelle, 332 Louisana Dr, Raeford, NC 28376 910/904-5448 
7.Victor L. Galipi, 11101 Candlewick Road, Bailey, NC 27807 252/314-9618 
8. Sherwood Auburn Godwin, 4909 Pinevilla Street, Grifton, NC 28530 252/524-0874 
9.Larry Stephen Grady, 78 Gilbert Street, Marion, NC 28752 828/659-1502 
1 0.Susan Harsh-Cafferty, 82 Willowbridge Drive, Durham, NC 27707 919/401-9492 
11. Carol Hayes.17090 SE 76th Caledonia Terrace.The Villages, FL 32162 352/751-2748 
12.Lawrence Clayton Higgins,136 Derby Park Ave., New Bern, NC 28562 252/633-0046 
13.Bobby Lee Jordan, 2085 Osborne Road, Hamlet, NC 28345 910/205-0473 
14.Ronda Lee-Torres, 507 Stornoway Dr., Southern Pines, NC 28387 910/944-2292 
15.Charles Maynard Litzenberger,140 Ridge Tr., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919/492-1873 
16John Clifton Lupton, 231 Shepard St., Havelock, NC 28532 252/524-1367 
17. David O. Malloy, 11841 Barnes Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 910/276-1242 
18.Hector Manuel Millan, 2721 Lead Crystal Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 919/836-8472 
19.Lon William Miller, 226 Fairfield Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 910/251-9266 
20.John Edward Morrison, 321 Loblolly Dr, Vass, NC 28394 910/245-2492 
21 .William Rickman Pinner,1521 Harvey Johnson Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 919/773-0116 
22.Reginald W. Ponder, Jr, 80 Old Rock Quarry Rd., Princeton, NC 27569 919/936-0206 
23.Clinton William Spence, 1308 Shady Lane, Durham, NC 27712 919/477-7323 
24.Michael Lawrence Tart, 105 Shawn Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252/443-1931 



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25John Albert Trotter, 427 Glenwood Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 336/229-1855 
26.Clarence Arthur Wall, 21 7 Blair Drive, Angier, NC 27501 91 9/639-7651 
27.Debra Starling Watson, 622 Highland Park Dr., Eden, NC 27288 336/623-5912 
28.La Verne Blue Womack, Jr., 10760 Taylor Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 910/610-1248 

N. We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Incapacity Leave for the 
first time: 
David O. Malloy (7/1/2006) 

O. Who have been placed on Incapacity Leave since the last Annual Conference? 
Willie Herbert Frizzelle (9/1/2005) 
John Clifton Lupton (3/1/2006) 

P Who have had their Incapacity Leave terminated since the last conference 
session? 
Sidney Gene Hadden (7/1/2005) 

Q. Who are to be removed from Incapacity Leave at this Annual Conference? 
John Sidney Paschal (Retired - 7/1/2006) 

R. We recommend that pastors and congregations in the communities in which 
our disabled pastors reside seek to establish a supportive relationship with 
those on Incapacity Leave to maintain good fellowship and provide for 
pastoral opportunities. 

Incapacity Policies Related to Life and Health Insurance 

A Insurance Coverage — Participants approved for Incapacity Leave must be 
covered under the Conference life and/or health insurance plan immediately 
preceding the approval date of Incapacity Leave in order to have life and/or 
health insurance coverage after the appointment of Incapacity Leave. 

B. Five Year Rule — Participants must be covered for five consecutive years 
immediately prior to the date of retirement in order to retain health 
insurance benefits after retirement. 

C. Life Insurance - 

1. The life insurance premiums are paid by the Joint Committee on Incapacity. 

2. Current participants on Incapacity Leave who are enrolled in the life 
insurance are covered as follows: $25,000 life coverage, $10,000 on eligible 
dependents. 

D. Health Insurance - 

1. The health insurance premiums are paid in full by the Joint Committee on 
Incapacity until the participant is Medicare eligible due to age and eligible 
to retire. Upon reaching Medicare eligibility due to age and eligibility to 
retire, clergy receiving CPP benefits will receive the same contribution 
towards the health insurance premium as if they were retired. 

2. If the participant is enrolled in Medicare (part A and/or B) due to Incapacity, 
the Conference health insurance will coordinate benefits with Medicare 
as primary, the Conference plan as secondary. Family members (with no 
other coverage) will be covered as primary by the Conference health 
insurance plan. Participation in Medicare Part B is required at the earliest 
possible date in order to receive full health insurance benefits. 
Participants, who choose not to participate in Medicare Part B at that date, 



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will receive the same contribution towards the health insurance premium 
as if they were retired. The Conference health insurance will coordinate 
with Medicare as primary, the Conference plan as secondary whenever 
possible. 

Charles K. Morrison, Chairperson 

Insurance, Committee on 

I The Insurance Committee is to be made up of representatives from the following 
boards and agencies: 2-Board of Pensions; 1-Board of Pensions Chair; 2-Board 
of Ordained Ministry; 2-Joint Committee on Incapacity; 3-Lay Members appointed 
by the Commission on Laity; 5-At Large Members. The following members are 
without vote: 1-Conference Treasurer; 1-Controller; 1-Benefits Manager; 1-Director 
of Ministerial Relations; The representative should be elected at the 
organizational meeting of these boards and agencies. Once elected from its 
constituent groups at the beginning of each quadrennium, the Insurance 
Committee's membership will remain established for the remainder of that 
quadrennium 

II. Group Term Life Insurance 

A The current life insurance program is provided by Fort Dearborn Life 
Insurance Co. (due to a merger of Medical Life and Fort Dearborn Life). 

B. Our coverage is $25,000 for active participants, $12,500 for retired clergy up 
to age 72. Effective July 1, 2005 the coverage for participants age 72 and over 
is $5,000. Current spouse and child coverage is $10,000 per person. The 
spouse's insurance terminates upon retirement of the subscriber. 

C. The life insurance plan is non-contributory. Life insurance premiums are to be 
paid by the salary-paying unit. 

D. LIFE INSURANCE CLAIMS PAID IN 2005: 
Death Claims Paid in 2005: 

John Cline $ 2,500.00 

Norwood Jones $ 2,500.00 

James Lupton $ 2,500.00 

Leon Sparrow $ 2,500.00 

Robert L Bame $ 5,000.00 

Samuel Wood $ 5,000.00 

Rachel Frizzelle $ 10,000.00 

John Harris $ 10,000.00 

Ebern Allen $ 25,000.00 

Anthony DeLapa $ 25,000.00 

Reagan May $ 25.000.00 

TOTAL BENEFITS PAID $115,000.00 

III. Health Insurance Benefits 
A Group Health 

1. The Insurance Committee will mail the proposed benefits to the 
members immediately before each Annual Conference session. The 
committee considers the most current financial information 

that is available before adopting its recommendations. 

2. Insurance companies who make inquiries, for the purpose of submitting 
proposals, will be notified of a $200 processing fee. This fee will help 
cover the costs of preparation and processing of the information 
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3. A Health Fair will be sponsored by the Insurance Committee on a 
biannual basis. The Insurance Committee encourages everyone to take 
advantage of this service in 2006. 

4. The Insurance Committee will donate $1,000 for handicap camperships 
on an annual basis. 

B. Policy and Rules 

1. Effective January 1, 2004, the North Carolina Conference offered a 
Preferred Provider health insurance plan administered by Blue Cross 
Blue Shield of North Carolina. Benefits will include health, dental, 
pharmacy, mental health, Medical Reimbursement Accounts, Dependent 
Day Care Accounts, and life insurance. Details may be obtained by 
contacting the Benefits Manager in the Treasurer's Office, 800-849-4433. 

2. Open enrollment for insurance and annual election of benefits (Medical 
Reimbursement and Dependent Care Accounts) ends on November 30, 
for an effective date of the following January 1. Medical Reimbursement 
Accounts and Dependent Day Care Accounts must be re-established on 
an annual basis. If you do not claim these funds prior to March 31 (for the 
preceding year), these funds are forfeited. Participation in the Medical 
Reimbursement and Dependent Care accounts is contingent upon 
participation in the health insurance plan. 

3. A change of life circumstances (divorce, death, loss of spousal coverage) 
will allow a mid-year change. When there is a change in family status, or 
a change of address, it is the insured's responsibility to notify the 
Treasurer's Office within 30 days. The toll free number to the Methodist 
Building in Raleigh is 1-800-849-4433 where staff persons continue to 
provide personal attention to insurance matters. 

4. Effective January 1, 2004, health insurance for the subscriber may 
continue for 18 months after employment is terminated provided that full 
payment of the monthly premiums is made in advance. The continuation 
of life insurance beyond the termination of employment is not permitted 
by the life insurance carrier. 

5. Adding new family members must be completed within 30 days of the 
qualifying event. 

6. Participants applying at any time other than the initial enrollment period 
(30 days from the date first eligible) would be subject to the one year pre- 
existing conditions clause. Submission of a valid Certificate of Insurance 
may eliminate or decrease this 12 month clause. The exception to 

this rule would be possible by a change in life status causing loss of 
coverage: divorce, death of spouse, loss of spouse'-s employment, 
reduction of hours regarding spouse's coverage. 

7. Effective January 1, 2004, the Conference health insurance plan will be 
the primary carrier foractive participants who continue to work past the 
Medicare eligibility age, and are enrolled in the Conference health plan. 

8. Retired participants should sign up for Medicare parts A and B upon 
reaching the Medicare eligibility age. The Medicare Companion Plan is 
the only plan offered to retirees past this age. Medicare becomes the 
primary payer, with the Conference plan as secondary. 

9. A participant must be covered in the Conference insurance for five 
consecutive and uninterrupted years immediately prior to retirement to 
retain health benefits after retirement. All participants enrolled on January 
1, 2001 will be prorated under this rule. 

10. Pre-Certification of all in-patient admissions is required. Effective January 
1, 2004, call Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC at 800-214-4844. Mental 



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Health benefits should be pre-certified through Magellan Behavioral 
Health at 800-359-2422. 

11. Denial of claims or incorrect processing of claims should be appealed 
through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. There are two levels of appeal. 

12. Payment for the church's portion of the insurance programs must be 
made by the church/charge treasurer. Personal checks cannot be 
accepted due to IRS regulations governing Section 125 cafeteria plans. 
The personal portion of insurance premiums should be withheld from 
the participant's salary by the salary-paying unit on a pre-tax basis. 

13. Premiums for health and life insurance may be paid in ADVANCE on a 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. 

14 Lay persons or clergy on maternity/family medical leave may continue 
their insurance coverage, as long as the premiums are paid. 

15. The Insurance Committee may terminate the coverage for non-payment 
of premiums. Insurance payments which are 60 days late (from the date 
of the bill) will result in termination of benefits. Termination will take place 
on the last day of the month in which the 60th day has occurred. Benefits 
may be reinstated without lapse in coverage if full payment is made within 
30 days of the termination date. Thereafter, insurance coverage may be 
reinstated upon full payment and coverage will be effective the first day of 
the following month. The one-year waiting period for pre-existing 
conditions will apply to all reinstatements where a lapse in coverage 
occurs. 

16. In case of termination of coverage, the church is responsible for the 
premium until the Treasurer's Office is notified in writing of such 
termination. 

IV. Statement of Intent 

The NC Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life Insurance Plan 
with the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired clergy. However, the 
Annual Conference reserves the right to terminate the health and life contracts, in 
whole or in part, at any time. The Annual Conference, at any time or from time to 
time, may amend any or all of the provisions of the health or life plan without the 
consent of individual participants. 
V Eligibility Policies for Non-Retired Participants 

If you enroll in the Conference insurance plan, you are eligible for your coverage to 
begin on the first day of the month following the date of hire, or appointment. 
Coverage is not automatic. Completion of an enrollment form on a timely basis is 
required (within 30 days of original eligibility). 
A Effective January 1, 2008 — Funding of the Conference health and life 

insurance plans will be mandatory for charges with clergy Episcopally 

appointed to: 

1. Local Church Appointments 

a. Under full-time Episcopal appointment making minimum salary as 
defined by the Commission on Equitable Compensation and 
approved by Annual Conference. 

b. Clergy serving under V.A.I.a may waive participation in the 
Conference health insurance by completing a Waiver Form. This 
Waiver only applies to the personal contribution from the 
participant. The mandatory funding required from the charge will 
continue to be billed on a monthly basis for the church premium 
portion. 



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Effective January 1, 2008 -Participation in the Conference health and life 
insurance plans will be optional for clergy Espicopally appointed to: 

1. Local Church Appointments 

a. Under Episcopal appointment making at least student minimum 
salary but less than full-time minimum salary as defined by the 
Commission on Equitable Compensation and approved by Annual 
Conference. 

2. Institution or Agency of the Conference Appointments 

a. Provided the institution or agency is receiving financial support from 
the North Carolina Conference in order to provide a ministry or 
service. 

i. The institution or agency must sign an agreement with the 
Conference requesting to be a part of the Conference benefits, 
policies and regulations regarding mandatory participation, 
ii. The institution must enroll all full-time Episcopally appointed 
United Methodist clergy making minimum salary and/or offer 
benefits in the North Carolina Conference plans to clergy 
appointments meeting the optional enrollment specifications as 
listed above, 
iii. The enrollment forms are submitted within 30 days of the 

appointment or employment, 
iv The Institution shall be responsible for payment of the applicable 
health and life insurance premiums for each enrolled participant 
by the due date. 
Clergy Couple Appointments 

1. Charges will be billed for each clergy participant meeting the 
guidelines of V.A.I.a. 

a. The clergy couple and dependents will be enrolled as a family unit 
or other selected coverage level with the health insurance carrier 
and will be billed the applicable personal portion. Clergy couples 
without additional dependents may enroll as single individuals for 
health insurance benefits. 

b. Clergy couples will be enrolled in the life insurance program 
separately. This affords the clergy couple the maximum life 
insurance benefits available. Clergy couples are not permitted to 
cover each other under the provisions of the life insurance. 
Eligible dependents may only be covered by one member of the 
clergy couple. 

Incapacity Leave Appointments 

1. Clergy placed on Incapacity Leave can remain covered under the 
Conference insurance plans, provided they were enrolled and 
covered in the Conference plan immediately preceding the approval 
date of Incapacity Leave. 
Clergy eligible for life and health insurance through the North Carolina 
Conference benefits under option A.1.a (above) are entitled to these benefits. 
Lay Employees: 

1. An insurance administrator must be appointed at each church/charge to 
manage insurance policies dealing with lay staff. It is the responsibility of 
each local church/charge and its officers to be apprised of the 
parameters of the Conference insurance plan. 

2. Each local church must have at least 75% participation of the eligible lay 
employees to participate in the Conference plan. 



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a. As of January 1 , 2007, churches who currently have less than 75% 
participation will be allowed to continue the current participation of 
their lay employees under the Conference plan. 

3. The employee must work a minimum of 30 hours weekly and must be 
enrolled in the period specified for initial enrollment. 

a. This period being within 30 days of date first eligible, or be added 
as a late applicant during Open Enrollment. 

4. Persons appointed as Interim Supply are enrolled as lay employees. 

5. The Committee recommends that the church provide this benefit to lay 
employees with the same premium payment policy as recommended for 
clergy. 

6. All churches providing post-retirement benefits to lay employees will be 
billed in full for all premiums associated with retirement insurance 
benefits. The Annual Conference is not responsible for the premiums of 
local church retired lay staff. 

G. Continuation of Benefits 

1. The participant may be eligible to continue health insurance for up to 18 
months following the loss of employment or appointment. 

2. Written requests for continuation should be submitted to the Conference 
Benefits Manager within 30 days of the termination of employment or loss 
of appointment. 

3. The life insurance cannot be continued. 

4. Flexible Spending Accounts are not available to terminated participants, 
as they are no longer receiving salary from which to with-hold these 
funds. Funds already contributed may be claimed by the participant. 

H. Open Enrollment 

1. Open Enrollment is held each year from November 1 through November 
30. 

2. During Open Enrollment, an active employee or appointee may enroll in 
the Conference insurance plan. 

3. Flexible Spending Accounts must be established for the upcoming year 
during Open Enrollment. If the participant does not establish a new 
account during each Open Enrollment, they cannot participate in the 
Flexible Spending Accounts for the upcoming year. 

I. The Insurance Committee continues to explore eligibility options for future 
benefit plans and questions of church participation. 

J. Participants enrolled in the Conference health and life insurance plans prior 
to January 1, 2008 may continue to be enrolled in the Conference benefits as 
long as they are Episcopally appointed, employed as lay staff, meet the 
qualifications of Continuation as defined in Section G above, and meet the 
required eligibility rules and regulations in place prior to January 1, 2008. 
VI Billing Procedures — Effective January 1, 2008 

A Required Church/Charge/Institution/Agency Payment: 

Each full-time appointment making minimum salary, each optional enrollment 
as allowed in Section V. B, each lay staff person enrolled as allowed in 
Section F will be billed the standard church contribution (per appointment or 
employment) as required to fund the plan benefits as approved by Annual 
Conference. 

B. Personal Payment based on enrollment: 

All enrolled participants will be responsible for the respective rate for their 
selected enrollment options as required to fund plan benefits as approved by 
Annual Conference. The salary-paying unit should with-hold this personal 



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payment from the salary on a pre-tax basis, according to the specifications of 
the Conference Plan Document. 
C. Clergy Couples: 

Clergy couple appointments (as defined in Section V.C above) to a church/ 
charge/institution/agency will be billed the required church/charge/institution/ 
agency payment as two participants. The personal payment will be based on 
the individual's applicable enrollment in the benefit plan. 

VII. Historically, the Insurance Committee has developed rates based on maximum 
actuarially projected claims. The Insurance Committee may use funds in excess 
of the plan's operational needs to fund post retirement benefits. 

VIII. The Insurance Committee strives diligently to present the best possible 
health and life insurance coverage available to the North Carolina Annual 
Conference. Careful consideration is given to benefits and rates that are 
proposed each year. 

IX. The Insurance Committee strives diligently to present the best possible health 
and life insurance coverage available to the North Carolina Annual Conference. 
Careful consideration is given to benefits and rates that are proposed each year. 

X 2007 Rates 

Health Insurance Monthly Rates (rates remain the same as for 2006) 



Church Portion 


$918.02 


Personal Portion 




Single 


$133.45 


Parent/Child 


$247.01 


Family 


$339.98 


Life Insurance Monthly Rates 




Church Portion 




Single 


$14.50 


Family 


$18.75 



The Committee wishes to thank the members of the Annual Conference for their 
support. 

H. Gray Southern, Chairperson 



Partners in Caring, North Carolina Conference 
The Following Calls Have Been Paid Since January 1, 2005 

Ray Sparrow $2,400.00 

■ Jim Coile 2,400.00 

- Norwood Jones 2,400.00 

Edwin Carter 4,800.00 

■ Jim Lupton 4,800.00 

Ebern Allen 4,800.00 

John Cline 4,800.00 

- Johnnie Huggins 4,800.00 

■ Claude Chaffin 4,800.00 

Bill Lowdermilk 4,800.00 

■ Lester Jackson 4,800.00 

- Charles Eakin 4,800.00 

Sam Wood 4,800.00 

■ Bob Bame 4,800 

TOTAL $60,000.00 



Cal 


No. 


473 


Cal 


No. 


475 


Cal 


No. 


476 


Cal 


No. 


477 


Cal 


No. 


478 


Cal 


No. 


479 


Cal 


No. 


480 


Cal 


No. 


481 


Cal 


No. 


482 


Cal 


No. 


483 


Cal 


No. 


484 


Cal 


No. 


485 


Cal 


No. 


486 


Cal 


No. 


487 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance on Hand, Checking Acct, Wachovia 01/01/05 $9,063.79 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 01/01/05 53,522.77 

Investment Depreciation, Methodist Foundation, 2005 (5,258.93) 

Received from Payment of Calls/Methodist Foundation 57,961.96 

TOTAL TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR $115,289.59 

DISBURSEMENTS, 01/05-12/31/05 

Payments to Beneficiaries $60,000.00 

Office Expenses, including Postage 4.464.45 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $64,464.45 

FUNDS ON HAND, 12/31/05 

Balance, Wachovia, 12/31/05 2,561.30 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 12/31/05 48.263.84 

TOTAL FUNDS ON HAND $50,825.14 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS AND FUNDS ON HAND $115,289.59 

TRUSTEES - Bill Haddock, Sally Bates, Sam Loy Duke Lackey, Vann Spivey Leonard 
Rex, Susan Pate-Greenwood, Jimmy Weaver, Taylor Mills 



Caswell Shaw, President; Branson Sheets, Vice-president 
Henry N. Lovelace, Secretary-Treasurer 

Pensions, Board of 
Report A - General Information 
Report A - General Information 

I. We recommend special appropriations for the following persons in the indicated 
amounts: 

A To be paid by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits: 
Ministers: 

1. Howard M. Wilkinson, an amount equal to two years of credit. 

2. Richard Arthur Lewis, an amount equal to ten years times the 1970 rate. 
Surviving Spouses: 

1. Doris Dellinger Reynolds, build up to 20% of the denominational 
average compensation for 1982 with 2% annual increase. 
B. To be paid from the Pension support Fund: 
Surviving Spouses: 

1. Charlotte Calloway, total annual benefit $385.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

2. Mary Frances Ham Evans, total annual benefit of $3,240.00, paid in 12 
monthly payments, plus premiums for group health insurance. 

3. Etta Mae Moore Umstead, an amount equal to 1/3 of the 1985 NC 
Conference average salary ($6,366.72) paid in 12 monthly payments plus 
premiums for health insurance, and that this arrangement remain in 
effect until the Board of Pensions presents alternative action to the Annual 
Conference. 

4 Sarah O. Meadows, $150 per month toward health insurance premiums. 
5. Nancy Terry Traynham, $150 per month toward health insurance 
premiums. 



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6. Ruby A. Phillips, $150 per month toward heath insurance premiums. 

II. We concur with the following ministers for Incapacity Leave: 

A. Wilson Edward Barber - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

B. John Marshall Crow - Continued, Effective July 1, 2003 

C. Faye West Ethridge - Continued, Effective September 1, 2004 

D. Tommy Lewis Evans - Continued, Effective September 1, 2003 

E. Doris T. Fox - Continued, Effective July 1, 2004 

F. Willie Herbert Frizzelle-Continued, Effective September 1, 2005 

G. Victor Louis Galipi - Continued, Effective March 1, 2002 

H. Sherwood Auburn Godwin - Continued, Effective January 1, 1999 

I. Larry Stephen Grady - Continued, Effective March 1, 2004 

J. Susan Harsh-Cafferty - Continued, Effective July 1, 2002 

K. Carol Hayes (FD) - Continued, Effective January 1, 2001 

L. Lawrence Clayton Higgins - Continued, Effective February 1, 2005 

M. Bobby Lee Jordan (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1 , 2001 

N. Ronda Lee-Torres (FD) - Continued, Effective December 1, 2001 

0. Charles Maynard Litzenberger - Continued, Effective July 1, 2004 
P. John Clifton Lupton, Jr. - Continued, Effective March 1, 2006 

Q. David O. Malloy - Effective July 1 , 2006 

R. Hector Manuel Millan - Continued, Effective July 1, 2004 

S. Lon William Miller - Continued, Effective February 1, 2002 

T. John Edward Morrison - Continued, Effective July 1, 2005 

U. William Rickman Pinner - Continued, Effective September 1, 2000 

V. Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. - Continued, Effective December 1, 2004 

W. Clinton William Spence - Continued, Effective September 1, 2000 

X. Michael Lawrence Tart (FL) - Continued, Effective May 1, 1996 

Y. John Albert Trotter- Continued, Effective October 1, 1999 

Z. Clarence Arthur Wall - Continued, Effective March 1, 2003 

AA. Debra Starling Watson - Continued, Effective November 1, 2001 

BB. LaVerne Blue Womack, Jr. - Continued, Effective July 1, 1997 

We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Incapacity Leave for the first 

time: 

David O. Malloy - July 1 , 2006 
Who have been placed on Incapacity Leave since the last Annual Conference? 

Willie Herbert Frizzelle - September 1, 2005 

John Clifton Lupton - March 1, 2006 
Who have had their Incapacity Leave terminated since the last Annual Conference? 

Sidney Gene Hadden - July 1, 2005 
Who are to be removed from Incapacity leave at this Annual Conference? 

John Sidney Paschal - July 1, 2006 (Retired) 

III. Claimants removed from responsibility roll by death: 
A James Claude Chaffin - June 19, 2005 

B. William Phifer Lowdermilk - July 18, 2005 

C. Lester Polk Jackson - July 23, 2005 

D. Helen Matthews Eason - July 25, 2005 

E. Charles Francis Eakin - July 30, 2005 

F. Samuel Lee Wood - August 1 , 2005 

G. Yueh Kwei Cheng (Doris) Free -August 5, 2005 
H. Joanne L. Randalls - August 25, 2005 

1. Robert Lee Bame - August 28, 2005 

J. Lorenzo Pierce Plyler - November 9, 2005 
K. Julian Pierce Moorman - November 22, 2005 



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L. Katherine Abernethy Boone - November 28, 2005 

M. Thomas Asa Collins - December 12, 2005 

N. Georgia Louise Collins Davenport - December 22, 2005 

O. Flora Belle Dawson Stott - January 2, 2006 

P. David Edward Lupton - January 26, 2006 

Q. Kathryn L. Aldridge Freeman - February 5, 2006 

R. Robert Lee Nicks - February 12, 2006 

S. O. Kelly Ingram - February 20, 2006 

T. Mary Elizabeth Heath Phillips - February 28, 2006 

U. Marie Davis Snypes - March 1, 2006 

V William Earl Worley - March 8, 2006 
W Helen Gray Crotwell - April 9, 2006 
X Helen Hunter Brodie - April 10, 2006 

Y Ronald Dale Cyr- April 11, 2006 

Z. James Robert Lancaster, Jr.- April 14, 2006 

AA Patricia Akers Barrs- April 16, 2006 
BB. Mary Alderman Shiver- April 16, 2006 
CC. Hazel Cline Stephenson- April 16, 2006 
DD. Arthur William Winstead- May 5, 2006 

IV. New Claimants: 

A Lucille Jones Chaffin - June 19, 2005 

B. Henrietta Riggs Jackson - July 23, 2005 

C. Frances Lazenby Eakin - July 30, 2005 

D. Lois Stuart Wood - August 1 , 2005 

E. Helen Butner Bame -August 28, 2005 

F. Anna Galloway Collins - December 12, 2005 

G. Freda Stern Lupton - January 26, 2006 
H. Loula Price Nicks - February 12, 2006 



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I. Geraldine D. Ingram - February 20, 2006 

J. Nancy Jones Worley - March 8, 2006 

K. Louise Brown Lancaster -April 14, 2006 

L. Margaret Truesdale Winstead - May 5, 2006 

V Ministers retiring this year: 

A Par. 359.1 (Mandatory Retirement - Age 70) 
MELVIN ELTON HENDRICKS (Age 70, 43.75 years under appointment with 19.50 years 
in South Carolina and 24.25 years in North Carolina. No Pension Credit. ) 
LEROY WORTH (Age 70, 20.00 years under appointment with 01 .00 year of North 
Carolina credit and 18.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) [01.00 year in Western 
North Carolina Conference] 

B. Par. 359.2a (Early Retirement - 20 or more years under appointment) 
EDWIN DOUGLAS STANFIELD (Age 59, 31. 00 years under appointment with 03.25 

years of North Carolina credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) [27.75 
years in Extension Ministry.] 

C. Par. 359.2b (Retirement with Actuarially Reduced Benefits - Age 62 or 35 
years under appointment. 

MICHAEL FRANCIS GAST (Age 62, 12.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina credit and 12.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
WALTERSHERMAN GUTHRIE (Age 62, 23.25 years under appointment with 
01.25 years of North Carolina credit and 22.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
JOHANNA HUDGIN HANCOCK (Age 64, 07.00years under appointment with 
00.00 years of North Carolina credit and 07.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
WILLIAM VINSTON TAYLOR (Age 62, 38.50 years under appointment with 
14.00 years North Carolina credit and 24.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
WILLIAM F. WILLIAMS (Age 62, 27.00 years under appointment with 
02.50 years North Carolina credit and 24.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

D. Par. 359.2c (Regular Retirement - Age 65 or 40 years under appointment) 
GILBERT WARD BEESON, JR (Age 67, 45.00 years under appointment with 
04.00 years of North Carolina credit; 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
[41.00 years in Extension Ministry] 

RICHARD LEWIS COX (Age 65, 40.00 years under appointment with 

00.00 years of North Carolina credit; 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

[06.75 years in Baltimore-Washington Conference and 33.25 years in North 

Carolina Conference without pension credit.] 

RALPH MCCOY HILL (Age 67, 40.00 years under appointment with 15.50 

years of North Carolina credit and 24.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

WILLIAM KENNETH MITCHELL, JR (Age 65, 21 .00 years under appointment 

with 00.00 years of North Carolina credit and 21.00 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JOHN SIDNEY PASCHAL (Age 67, 42.00 years under appointment with 17.5 

years of North Carolina credit and 24.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 



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NANCY ANN PUGH (Age 66, 06.00 years under appointment with 00.00 years 

of North Carolina credit and 06.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

DENNY CLAUDE WISE (Age 63, 40.00 years under appointment with 1 5.00 

years of North Carolina credit and 24.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

Par 359. 2d Ad Interim Retirement 

(Par. 359.2b - Retirement with actuarial Reduced Benefits - Age 62 or 35 

years under appointment.) 

NEIL EVANS SMITH (Age 58, 35.75 years under appointment with 11.50 years 

of North Carolina credit and 07.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) [16.75 

years in Extension Ministry] Retired March 1, 2006 



VI 



VII. 



Par 359.1 Local Pastors retiring this year 

DONALD W. BARCLAY (Age 70, 04.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
JOANN PALMYRA HANGER TURNER (Age 70, 02.00 years under appointment 
with 00.00 years of North Carolina credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 
We recommend that the expense account of the Board of Pensions and such 
independent consultation expense as necessary during 2006-2007 be paid from 
funds designated as Administrative Expense in the Board of Pensions Budget. 
VIII. Extension Ministries (fl1506.4h): 

A Wth pension credit by the Annual Conference - (MPP/CRSP /CPP Funds will 
be transferred from the Pension Budget to the various offices and agencies 
toward the payment of MPP or CRSP and CPP in 2006 and 2007. The 
purpose of the transfer is to more accurately reflect actual staffing costs of the 
respective offices and agencies and also to more accurately reflect the actual 
cost for retiree benefits and past service liability in the Pension Fund.) 
Stephen C. Compton Lawrence E. Johnson Paul L. Leeland 
Charles Michael Smith 
Wth pension responsibility on the agency/institution served: 



B. 



Wesley F. Brown 
Dennis M. Campbell 
Barry Drum 
Gayle Carlton Felton 
Alvester I. Gales, Jr. 
J. Milton Hadley, Jr. 
Charles M. Herring 
Pamela J. Hudson 
C. Reginald Johnson 
Audrey Holmes Lynge 
Leslie Marsicano 
J. Stanley McQuade 
Deborah A. Morgan 
Michael Pasquarello 
Richard Shannonhouse 
Judith S. Stephens (FD) 
Julia Webb-Bowden 



Carolyn H. Burrus 
Stephen Cheyney 
Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. 
Leland Jan Fogleman 
Coleman Lane Glaze 
Shana D. Harrison 
Phyllis Hicks 
Edith D. Jenkins 
D. Brent Laytham 
Barbara Price Mann 
Sam Francis Martin III 
James G Mentzer 
Kirk B. Oldham 
Joan M. Purcell 
A. Clay Smith 
Berry L. Taylor II 
Luise K. Weinrich 



Leonard C. Byers II 
Robert S. Christian 
John Farmer 
K. Mike Franklin 
Edith Lee Gleaves 
Mary Martha Hatch 
Randy A. Hillman 
David O. Jenkins 
Jerry D. Lewis 
W Joseph Mann 
J. Alexander Maultsby III 
Michele R. Merchant 
James H. Pace 
Michael W. Safley 
Bruce E. Stanley 
Carla Scanlan Vieregg 
Scott T Wilkinson 



Malcolm C. Willingham 
IX. Recommendations regarding service credit: 

1. The Board of Pension granted Stephen Vaughn continuous service credit 
dating back to July 1, 1977 through June 30, 2006 at its meeting on February 
23, 2006. 



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2. Charles M. Cook service credit was corrected to reflect 1.5 years for Pre-1982 
and 24.5 years Post 1981 as of June 30, 2006. 
X The Board of Pension recommends that funds received from the United Methodist 
Publishing House be contributed towards the Central Conference Pension Initiative. 
Report B Recommendations for the Pension Program 
I. Funding Plan for Supplement One of the Ministerial Pension Plan 

A Defined Plan Benefits: Supplement One of the Ministerial Pension Plan (Pre- 
82 Plan) provides defined benefit pension benefits to participating retired 
clergy for all service rendered to the North Carolina Conference through 
December 31, 1981. This plan will continue until all pastors with past service 
benefits and their surviving spouses are deceased and is administered by the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBOPHB). 

B. Current Past Service Rate: For many years, the Book of Discipline has 
defined Pre-82 Plan defined benefits as a fixed payment per year of past 
service. This fixed payment is the Past Service Rate (PSR). The benefit goal 
is stated to be a PSR of 1% of the Conference Average Compensation (CAC). 
Participation in the Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) requires that an Annual 
Conference maintain its PSR to at least 0.9% of the CAC to continue to 
participate fully in the MPP. The 2006 CAC for the North Carolina Conference 
is $57,876. The 2006 PSR is $536 or 0.93% of the CAC. Our Conference 
Board would like to maintain a PSR of at least 0.9% of CAC. North Carolina 
CAC has increased by approximately 4.7% over the past 10 years; however, 
we expect future increases to be slightly above this amount. Therefore, we 
estimate future PSR increases to average approximately 5.0% each year. 

C. Funded Status: The Conference is required to fund all future benefits of the 
Pre-82 Plan by December 31, 2021. Funded Status (previously called 
unfunded liability) is the difference of the current assets held by the GBOPHB 
for future benefits of North Carolina participants and the total present value of 
all future benefits to be paid under the plan at the approved PSR. The 
GBOPHB values assets and liabilities of the plan every two years and projects 
data to current years based on the increase in PSR and investment earnings. 
For the 2006 Funding Plan, GBOPHB and the Conference use an assumed 
earnings rate of 7.0%. 

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has determined that 
the portion of the pre-82 plan liability attributable to North Carolina Annual 
Conference is $53,071,727 with a 5.0% PSR increase assumption based on 
a 2006 PSR of $536. Plan funds currently held with the General Board of 
Pension and Health Benefits have a value of $16,576,419 as of January 1, 
2004 (for 2006 funding plan). 

The difference between the total plan liability and current plan funding is 
$36,495,308. This represents the unfunded plan liability and will be provided 
through apportionments and non-plan funds that are held in various 
investment sources. The Conference intends for contributions to be made 
within the 16-year period, ending December 31, 2021. The minimum annual 
contribution due December 31, 2006 is currently estimated to be $2,543,422. 

D. Funding Plan for 2006: Our conference pays for plan benefits through several 
potential funding sources. Both the interest and principal of non-plan funds 
may be available for retirement funding needs. Below is a description of the 
non-plan assets available to pay the present value of future contributions: 
Our Conference expects to utilize annual apportionments from the local 
churches as the primary source for pre-82 pension funding. Our Conference 
expects to receive annual apportionments in an amount of $3,200,000 for 
2006, $3,300,000 for 2007, increasing $200,000 each year through 2013. 



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Apportionments of $4,600,000 are expected for the year 2014. Contributions 
of 3,500,000 are expected for 2015 and 3,000,000 for 2016. The present 
value of the expected apportionments is $28,068,866. This apportionment 
funding was originally approved by the 1991 Annual Conference. 

The Conference maintains a General Deposit Account with the General 
Board of Pension and Health Benefits that has a value of $7,772,505 as of 
January 1, 2006. Both the interest and principal from this account are 
available to meet future contribution requirements. 

The Conference maintains and manages various liquid asset accounts 
that are available for Supplement One funding. The current value of these 
accounts are $1,656,991 as of January 1, 2006. Both the interest and 
principal from these sources are available to meet future contribution 
requirements. 

The Superannuate Endowment fund has a value of $300,761 as of 
January 1 , 2006, All of it is available except for the original balance of 
$87,195.39 from which interest only is available. 
The 2006 funding plan as of January 1, 2004 is summarized below: 
Supplement One Liability: 

Assuming A PSR Increase of 5.0% $(53,071 ,727) 

Current Plan Funding as of 1/1/04 16,576,419 

Unfunded Plan Liability as of 1/1/04 $(36,495,308) 

Projected Unfunded Plan Liability as of 1/1/06 $(35,153,217) 

Additional Plan Assets: 

Present Value of Future Apportionments $28,068,866 

General Deposit Account (GBOPHB) 7,772.505 

Conference Managed Liquid Asset Accounts 1,656,991 

Conference Superannuate Endowment Fund (GBOPHB) 213,566 

Total Additional Plan Assets $37,711,928 

Proposed Past Service Rate: The 2007 CAC for the North Carolina Conference is 
$60,692. We propose that the past service rate beginning January 1, 2007 be 
increased to $552.00 per service year, or .909% of the CAC. Assuming 5% future 
PSR increases and 7.0% investment earnings, this increase creates an unfunded 
liability of $31,788,586. This unfunded liability reflects net actuarial gains over the 
January 1, 2005 valuation. The minimum annual contribution due December 31, 
2007 is currently estimated to be $2,538,229. 

Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) (effective through December 31, 2006) 
Guidelines for the Ministerial Pension Plan and the Comprehensive Protection 
Plan are contained in the plan document. A copy of the summary plan document is 
available on request by contacting pension services in the treasurer's office. 
A Service on and after January 1, 1982 will be funded on a defined contribution 

basis. This plan is basically deferred salary, and creates no unfunded liability 

because it builds an account of funds for a specific minister as his/her salary 

is paid. 
B. Funding is based on a percentage of Plan Compensation. Plan 

Compensation is calculated by the GBOPHB according to the plan document: 

1. Vouchered travel and utilities paid directly to utility companies are not 

used in Plan Compensation calculations since this is considered by 



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the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to be local church 
expense. 
2. Clergy couples housing (Effective January 1, 1988): 

a. When only one of the spouses is furnished a parsonage, the 
one furnished the parsonage includes the housing allowance. 

b. When one spouse is furnished the parsonage and the other a 
cash allowance, the one furnished the parsonage will use the 
25% housing allowance and the other will report the actual cash 
housing paid. 

c. When two parsonages are furnished each spouse claims a 
housing allowance. 

d. When neither is furnished a parsonage, the actual cash housing 
allowance may be counted by the person/or persons receiving 
the allowance. 

3. In accordance with the Plan Document, the housing allowance for those 
furnished housing is 25% times the cash salary. 

4. Those furnished a cash housing allowance will report the actual amount 
in accordance with the Plan Document. (Effective January 1, 1988) 

C. The Ministerial Pension Plan contribution from the local church is to be paid 
monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the Conference Treasurer's 
Office. (Effective November 1, 2004) 

D. These contributions are placed in the individual minister's Church Account to 
be available for benefits when the minister becomes eligible for payment in 
the retired relationship. 

E. Each minister who is eligible for benefits will be required to designate 
beneficiaries for the benefits he/she is qualified to receive. 

F. We recommend 12% as the level of participation in the Ministerial Pension 
Plan for the North Carolina Conference participants. 

Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) (effective through December 31, 2006) 
A This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit, disability 

income, and funding for the peerage portion of the Ministerial Pension Plan. In 
addition to the provisions of a death benefit for the pastor, there is a death 
benefit on the life of the spouse and dependent children under age 18 or who 
are dependent because of disability. The Comprehensive Protection Plan also 
includes educational benefits for the children of a deceased minister. This 
part of the plan is only available to those ministers covered under the CPP, 
whose charges are paying at least minimum full-time salary. 

1. Death Benefits provide $50,000.00 as the benefit paid on the death of an 
eligible active participant. Upon retirement at any age, death benefits drop 
to $1 5,71 8.20 for the year 2006. This is 30% of the DAC. 

2. Effective January 1, 2002, the disability benefit equals 70% of plan 
compensation, with plan compensation capped at 200% of the DAC. (The 
DAC for 2006 is $52,394.00 and for 2007 is $54,081.00) The disability 
benefit is reduced by any disability benefits payable under the Social 
Security Act. This revised benefit applies only to eligible clergy whose 
disability effective date, as determined by the General Board of Pension 
and Health Benefits, is on or after January 1, 2002. 

3. The peerage program provides for a contribution from the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan to the minister's Church Account of a sufficient amount to 
provide the minister with a total contribution for the year based on the 
Denominational Average Compensation at 12% of Plan Compensation 
based on the Denominational Average Compensation for those eligible. 



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4. The Comprehensive Protection Plan contribution from the local church is 
to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the Conference 
Treasurer's Office. (Effective November 1, 2004) 

5. Pastors who have been approved for a leave of absence for military 
service and who were enrolled in the CPP prior to the date of their leave 
will continue to be enrolled in the CPP under optional Conference 
enrollment. 

B. Effective January 1, 2002, the cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan 
(CPP) is a total of 4.4% of the actual Plan Compensation up to 4.4% of 200% 
of the Denominational Average Compensation (DAC). The pastor shall be 
required to pay 1% of Plan Compensation (up to 1% of 200% of DAC) on an 
after tax basis and the church or charge shall pay 3.4% of the Plan 
Compensation (up to 3.4% of 200% of DAC). fl1506. 19 in The Book of 
Discipline 2004. 
IV. Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) (Effective January 1, 2007) 

Guidelines for the Clergy Retirement Security Program and the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan are contained in the plan document. A copy of the summary plan 
document is available on request by contacting pension services in the 
treasurer's office. Service on and after January 1, 2007 will be funded on a 
combined defined contribution/defined benefit basis. 

A. Defined Benefit 

1. The Defined Benefit will be 1.25%of the Denominational Average 
Compensation (DAC) according to the plan document. 

2. The Defined Benefit portion will be funded based on a percentage of Plan 
Compensation calculated on a yearly basis using up to the normal cost 
rate provided by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits 
multiplied by the annual interest rate. The current assumed interest rate 
is 7.0%. Therefore, the funding percentage rate for 2007 is 10.4% of Plan 
Compensation. 

B. Defined Contribution 

1. Benefits will be provided based on the participants account balance at 
their actual retirement date. 

2. The Defined Contribution portion funding is based on three percent (3%) 
of Plan Compensation. 

C. Plan Compensation is calculated by the GBOPHB according to the plan 
document: 

1. Vouchered travel and utilities paid directly to utility companies are not 
used in Plan Compensation calculations since this is considered by the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to be local church 
expense. 

2. Clergy couples housing: 

a. When only one of the spouses is furnished a parsonage, the one 
furnished the parsonage includes the housing allowance. 

b. When one spouse is furnished the parsonage and the other a cash 
allowance, the one furnished the parsonage will use the 25% 
housing allowance and the other will report the actual cash housing 
paid. 

c. When two parsonages are furnished each spouse claims a housing 
allowance. 

d. When neither is furnished a parsonage, the actual cash housing 
allowance may be counted by the person/or persons receiving the 
allowance. 



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3. In accordance with the plan document, the housing allowance for those 
furnished housing is 25% times the cash salary. 

4. Those furnished a cash housing allowance will report the actual amount 
in accordance with the plan document. 

D. The Clergy Retirement Security Program contribution from the local church is 
to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the Conference 
Treasurer's Office. 

E. The Defined Contribution portions are placed in the individual minister's 
Church Account to be available for benefits when the minister becomes 
eligible for payment in the retired relationship. 

F. Each minister who is eligible for benefits will be required to designate 
beneficiaries for the benefits he/she is qualified to receive. 

V Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) (effective January 1, 2007) 

A This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit and disability 
income. In addition to the provisions of a death benefit for the pastor, there is 
a death benefit on the life of the spouse and dependent children under age 18 
or who are dependent because of disability. The Comprehensive Protection 
Plan also includes educational benefits for the children of a deceased 
minister. This part of the plan is only available to those ministers covered 
under the CPP, whose charges are paying at least minimum full-time salary. 

1. Death Benefits provide $50,000.00 as the benefit paid on the death of an 
eligible active participant. Upon retirement at any age, death benefits drop 
to $1 5,71 8.20 for the year 2006. This is 30% of the DAC. 

2. Effective January 1, 2002, the disability benefit equals 70% of plan 
compensation, with plan compensation capped at 200% of the DAC. (The 
DAC for 2006 is $52,394.00 and for 2007 is $54,081.00) The disability 
benefit is reduced by any disability benefits payable under the Social 
Security Act. This revised benefit applies only to eligible clergy whose 
disability effective date, as determined by the General Board of Pension 
and Health Benefits, is on or after January 1, 2002. 

3. The Comprehensive Protection Plan contribution from the local church is 
to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the Conference 
Treasurer's Office. (Effective November 1, 2004) 

4. Pastors who have been approved for a leave of absence for military 
service and who were enrolled in the CPP prior to the date of their leave 
will continue to be enrolled in the CPP under optional Conference 
enrollment. 

B. Effective January 1, 2007, the cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan 

(CPP) will be funded by billing up to the calculated percentage to fund the CPP 
each year using the rate required by the General Board of Pension. For 2007 
the cost is a total of 3% of the actual Plan Compensation up to 200% of the 
Denominational Average Compensation (DAC). The pastor shall be required 
to pay 1% of Plan Compensation (up to 1% of 200% of DAC) on an after tax 
basis and the church or charge shall pay 2% of the Plan Compensation (up to 
2% of 200% of DAC). HI 506. 1 9 in The Book of Discipline 2004. 
VI. Implementation of the Program 

The benefit program adopted by your Conference Board of Pensions seeks to 
provide a wider range of support for the minister's family through death benefits 
for every member of the family, disability income for the minister in time of great 
stress, educational benefits for children of deceased ministers, minimum annuity 
benefits for surviving spouses, and clergy benefits based on the Denominational 
Average Compensation (DAC). 

A. Costs of the Ministerial Pension Plan/ Clergy Retirement Security Program/ 
Comprehensive Protection Plan will be borne by the local charge as an item 



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of ministerial support according to the Plan Compensation of the minister and 
the category of the charge. 

1. Through December 31, 2006 

FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) 12% of Plan 

Compensation for MPP and 3.4% of Plan Compensation for CPP (up to 

3.4% of 200% of the DAC) fl 1506.19, Book of Discipline 2004 

STUDENT (Conference Member/Local Pastor) 12% of Plan 

Compensation 

LESS THAN FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) 12% of Plan 

Compensation 

INTERIM OR RETIRED SUPPLY no pension responsibility 

2. Effective January 1, 2007 

FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 10.4% of Plan 
Compensation for CRSP - Defined Benefit portion and 3% of Plan 
Compensation for CRSP - Defined Contribution portion and 2% of Plan 
Compensation for CPP (up to 2% of 200% of the DAC) 
STUDENT (Conference Member/Local Pastor) 10.4% of Plan 
Compensation for CRSP - Defined Benefit portion and 3% of Plan 
Compensation for CRSP - Defined Contribution portion 
LESS THAN FULL TIME (Conference Member/Deacon/Local Pastor) 
10.4% of Plan Compensation for CRSP - Defined Benefit portion and 3% 
of Plan Compensation for CRSP - Defined Contribution portion 
INTERIM OR RETIRED SUPPLY no pension responsibility 

B. Effective January 1, 2007 Deacons and Probationary Deacons serving in 
Episcopal appointments to a local church or other entity that falls under the 
pension plan sponsorship of the Conference shall be enrolled in the plans 
according to the plan document. 

C. The pastor will make regular monthly payments to the Conference 
Treasurer's Office through the local church treasurer for his/her 1% of Plan 
Compensation (up to 1% of 200% of the DAC) on an after tax basis for CPP. 

D. It is recommended that the pastor make regular monthly payments through 
the local church treasurer to the General Board of Pension and Health 
Benefits for his/her personal tax paid or tax deferred contributions of at least 
3%. 

(The following, Item VII, was approved by the 1997 Annual Conference to be 
placed in effect at the conclusion of the Session of the Annual Conference, 
Year 2000:) 
VII. Policies Related to Life and Hospital Insurance 

A Five-YearRule 

A participant must be covered under the health insurance plan for five 
consecutive years immediately prior to the date of retirement in order to retain 
health insurance benefits after retirement. 

B. Clergy persons who retire from the North Carolina Annual Conference with 
twenty or more full time years of earned pension credit in the North Carolina 
Annual Conference may receive life and health insurance benefits when the 
clergy person attains age 62 and receives pension benefits or retires with 
thirty-five (35) years of service and receives pension benefits provided at least 
twenty (20) of the thirty-five years of pension credit is in the North Carolina 
Annual Conference. The North Carolina pension credit record used to 
determine insurance funding for retiring Deacons in Full Connection shall 



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consist of eligible North Carolina earned pension credit years in both the lay 

and clergy pension plans. 

The 2008 budget needed to fund health and life insurance, pension grants, 

administration, etc., is $2,450,000. 

Retirement prior to January 1, 2004 

Clergy persons who retire prior to January 1, 2004 from the North Carolina 

Annual Conference will be subject to the current rate policy as outlined below. 

Effective January 1, 2004, there will be a minimum monthly contribution of $10 

per participant (for all surviving dependents and retirees with a clergy 

retirement date prior to January 1, 2004). The following policies apply: 

1. Before the retired clergy person and/or spouse reach the age of Medicare 
eligibility (currently 65 years of age), the retired clergy person will pay the 
amount of premium that he/she paid in the year in which he/she retires. 
The Conference Board of Pensions will pay the difference between the 
clergy person's payment and the costs of his/her health insurance. The 
retired clergy person must continue to pay the amount of premium that 
he/she paid in the year of retirement until both the retired clergy person 
and his/her spouse reach the age of Medicare eligibility. Billings will be 
made monthly from the Treasurer's Office. 

2. If a clergy person who, prior to retirement, has been covered as a single 
individual for the purposes of health insurance, wishes at the time of 
retirement to add family members to his/her health care plan, he/she 
must pay the premium applicable to that type of coverage for the year in 
which he/she retired. The retired clergy person must continue to pay that 
amount of premium until both the retired clergy person and his/her 
spouse reach the age of Medicare eligibility. 

3. A clergy person who retires from the North Carolina Annual Conference 
with less than twenty (20) full-time years of earned pension credit in the 
North Carolina Annual Conference may receive life and health insurance 
benefits when the clergy person attains age 62 and receives pension 
benefits or retires with thirty-five (35) years of service and receives 
pension benefits provided at least twenty of the thirty-five years of pension 
credit is in the North Carolina Annual Conference. Retired clergy persons 
and/or dependents with less than twenty years of earned pension credit 
in the North Carolina Annual Conference will be responsible for the 
monthly insurance premiums as described in #1 above, with the 
remaining monthly portion shared by the retired clergy person and/or 
dependents and the Conference Board of Pensions, based on the 
following formula: 



s of Pension 
edit 

1 

2 


Individual 
Contribution 

95% 
90% 


Board of 
Pension's 
Contribution 
5% 
10% 


3 


85% 


15% 


4 


80% 


20% 


5 


75% 


25% 


6 


70% 


30% 


7 


65% 


35% 


8 


60% 


40% 


9 


55% 


45% 


10 


50% 


50% 



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11 


45% 


55% 


12 


40% 


60% 


13 


35% 


65% 


14 


30% 


70% 


15 


25% 


75% 


16 


20% 


80% 


17 


15% 


85% 


18 


10% 


90% 


19 


5% 


95% 


20 


$10 minimum 


Remainina r. 



This payment formula remains in effect throughout the participant's lifetime (clergy 
person or surviving dependent). 

E. Retirement after January 1, 2004 

Effective January 1, 2004 the following schedule(s) will apply to all retired 
clergy and their eligible dependents, whose retirement date is January 1, 
2004 or later. 

1. Medicare Eligible (retiree and/or dependents) 
Years of 
NC Pension 
Credit 
0-4 
5-9 
10-14 
15-19 
20-24 
25-29 
30-34 
35-39 
40 or more 

2. Age Less than Medicare i 
Years of 
NC Pension 
Credit 
0-4 
5-9 
10-14 
15-19 
20-24 
25-29 
30-34 
35-39 
40 or more 

3. "The minimum monthly premium billed to the individual will be no less than 
the active monthly personal portion of the premium for the applicable 
coverage type. 



Individual 
Contribution 


Board of Pension 
Contributions 


Not eligible 
80% 


Not 


eligible 
20% 


70% 




30% 


60% 




40% 


50% 




50% 


40% 




60% 


30% 




70% 


20% 




80% 


10% 90% 
ble (retiree and/or dependents)** 

Individual Board of Pension 
Contribution Contributions 


Not eligible 
80% 


Not 


eligible 
20% 


70% 




30% 


60% 




40% 


50% 




50% 


40% 




60% 


30% 




70% 


20% 




80% 


10% 




90% 



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All retired clergy, spouses and surviving dependents must enroll in Medicare 
part A and part B when first eligible. 
Retirement after January 1, 2007 

Effective January 1, 2007 the Conference Board of Pensions will fund only the 
% above as applied to the Medicare Companion plan rate. Retirees and/or 
dependents not yet Medicare eligible age will be responsible for the difference 
between the funded amount as calculated based on the above table(s) and 
the remaining cost of full coverage. 
[Paragraphs noted are from The Book of Discipline, 2004] 
Effective August 1, 1992, Pastors who discontinued 1J313.1, or Probationary 
Members, 11327. 6, as well as Conference Members who are retired 
involuntarily, 1J359. 3, who are granted Honorable Location, fl360; who 
withdraw to unite with another denomination, H361.1; who surrender the 
ordained ministerial office 11361. 2; who withdraw under complaints or 
charges, 11361. 3; and Conference Members who are placed on Administrative 
Location, 1J362.4 are ineligible to receive retirement health or life insurance 
benefits when payments from the General Board of Pension and Health 
Benefits begin. 
Life Insurance 

A clergy person must have been covered under the conference active life 
insurance plan in order to retain life insurance benefits after retirement. The 
Board of Pensions does not provide life insurance for dependents of retired 
clergy. 
Clergy Couples Insurance 

1. When one member of a clergy couple retires, medical and life insurance 
will be paid for the retiree according to the schedules and rules previously 
listed. 

2. Health insurance will be provided for the spouse and eligible dependents 
of the retired clergy partner according to the rules and schedules 
previously listed. 

Surviving Spouses 

Surviving spouses of active participants must be enrolled in the health 
insurance plan at the time of the participant's death in order to receive health 
insurance benefits under the current health insurance plan. Premiums will be 
determined by the retirement rules in place on the date of death. 

1. When surviving spouses are employed and provided health insurance by 
their employer, the plan of the Board of Pension will be the secondary 
carrier. 

2. If the surviving spouse remarries, the conference health insurance will 
terminate. Future benefits under the conference health insurance plan 
are waived. 

3. Surviving spouses of retired clergy must be enrolled in the health 
insurance plan at the time of the retired clergy's death in order to receive 
health insurance benefits under the current health insurance plan. 

a. Surviving spouses currently enrolled who married the clergy person 
after the clergy person's retirement, can remain covered by the health 
insurance plan. The Board of Pensions grants a flat rate of $150.00 
monthly towards the cost of the surviving spouse's coverage. The 
remaining premium will be the responsibility of the surviving spouse. 

b. Surviving spouses of retired clergy who married the clergy person 
prior to the clergy person's retirement are subject to the payment 
schedule applicable prior to the death of the clergy person. 



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c. Effective January 1, 2001 retired clergy persons may not add new 
dependents to the health insurance plan. 
VIII. Intent 

The North Carolina Annual Conference established health, dental, and life 
insurance plans with the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired pastors. 
However, the Annual Conference reserves the right to terminate the health, dental, and 
life contracts, in whole or in part, at any time. The Annual Conference, at any time or 
from time to time, may amend any or all of the provisions of the health or life plans 
without the consent of the individual participants. 

IX. Dental Insurance 

The Board of Pensions recommends that retired ministers covered under the 
health insurance plan have dental insurance. Dental benefits became available 
on July 1, 1987. 

X. Maximum Lifetime Benefit Under the Medicare Companion Plan. The lifetime 

maximum under the current Medicare Companion Plan is $2,000,000 for each 
participant. 

XI. Special Provisions 

The North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Pensions is hereby authorized, at 
its discretion, to arrange with the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits 
for active participation in the MPP and/or CPP by persons who are eligible under 
special rules but not automatically included as active participants. (MPP Section 
3.2 and CPP Section 3.2.) 

XII. Conclusion 

Our constant aim is to provide our retired families with their needs for an adequate 

income to purchase essentials for living as well as to insure adequate care in 

case of illness. To these ends our recommendations are directed, and their 

satisfaction is found in the acceptance of the North Carolina Conference and its 

membership. 
Report C Housing Exclusion Allowance (For Income Tax Purposes Only) 
Resolutions Relating to Rental/Housing Allowances for Retired or Disabled 
Clergypersons of the North Carolina Conference 

The North Carolina Conference (the "Conference") adopts the following resolutions 
relating to rental/housing allowances for active, retired, or disabled clergypersons of 
the Conference: 

WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church 
(the "Church"), of which this Conference is a part, has in the past functioned and 
continues to function through ministers of the gospel (within the meaning of Internal 
Revenue Code section 107) who were or are duly ordained, commissioned, or 
licensed ministers of the Church ("Clergypersons"); 

WHEREAS, the practice of the Church and of this Conference was and is to 
provide active Clergypersons with a parsonage or a rental/housing allowance as part 
of their gross compensation; 

WHEREAS, pensions or other amounts paid to active, retired, and disabled 
Clergypersons are considered to be deferred compensation and are paid to active, 
retired, and disabled Clergypersons in consideration of previous active service; and 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized the Conference (or its 
predecessors) as the appropriate organization to designate a rental/housing 
allowance for Clergypersons who are or were members of this Conference and are 
eligible to receive such deferred compensation; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. THAT an amount equal to 100% of the pension or disability payments received 
from plans authorized under The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 



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Church (the "Discipline"), which includes all such payments from the General 
Board of Pension and Health Benefits ("GBOPHB"), any amounts received 
from the Minister's Transition Fund (MTF) and including amounts received 
in this respect from the Duke Endowment, during the year 2006 and 2007 by 

each active, retired, or disabled Clergyperson who is or was a member of the 
Conference, or its predecessors, be and hereby is designated as a rental/ 
housing allowance for each such Clergyperson; and 
2. THAT the pension or disability payments to which this rental/housing 
allowance applies will be any pension or disability payments from plans, 
annuities, or funds authorized under the Discipline, including such payments 
from the GBOPHB and from a commercial annuity company that provides an 
annuity arising from benefits accrued under a GBOPHB plan, annuity, or fund 
authorized under the Discipline, that result from any service a Clergyperson 
rendered to this Conference or that an active, a retired, or a disabled 
Clergyperson of this Conference rendered to any local church, annual 
conference of the Church, general agency of the Church, other institution of 
the Church, former denomination that is now a part of the Church, or any other 
employer that employed the Clergyperson to perform services related to the 
ministry of the Church, or its predecessors, and that elected to make 
contributions to, or accrue a benefit under, such a plan, annuity, or fund for 
such active, retired, or disabled Clergyperson's pension or disability as part of 
his or her gross compensation. 
NOTE: The rental/housing allowance that may be excluded from a Clergyperson's 
gross income in any year for federal income tax purposes is limited under Internal 
Revenue Code section 107(2) and regulations thereunder to the least of: (1) the 
amount of the rental/housing allowance designated by the Clergyperson's employer or 
other appropriate body of the Church (such as this Conference in the foregoing 
resolutions) for such year; (2) the amount actually expended by the Clergyperson to 
rent or provide a home in such year; or (3) the fair rental value of the home, including 
furnishings and appurtenances (such as a garage), plus the cost of utilities in such 
year. As specified in Rev. Rul. 71 280, 1971 C.B.92, "the only amount that will qualify 
for exclusion under section 107(2) of the Code as 'rental allowance' is an amount 
equal to the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings and appurtenances 
such as a garage, plus the cost of utilities." Beginning in 1984, there is no longer a 
sick pay or disability income exclusion available with respect to disability benefit 
payments. Therefore, the full amount of disability benefit payments will be taxable 
income to the recipient beginning in 1984. 

Please Note: There is no place on your 1040 Tax Form to list this Housing Exclusion. 
The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has provided a sample statement 

to be used:"l received $ from the General Board of Pension and 

Health Benefits, Incorporated in Missouri; and/or from a commercial annuity company 
that provides an annuity arising from benefits accrued under a GBOPHB plan, annuity, 

or fund authorized under the Discipline and $ from the Duke 

Endowment (total $ ) as reported on the attached 1099 - R's. I did not 

include that amount on Line 16b because $ * has been excluded 

under provisions of IRC Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code as a rental 

allowance exclusion. As a retired clergyperson, I am entitled to take this rental 

allowance exclusion." (In this blank put the least of the 3 amounts on your Housing 

Exclusion Worksheet.) 

Attach this note to your 1099-R forms. 

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I. The Principles of the Fund - The Ministers' Transition Fund of the North Carolina 
Conference of The United Methodist Church (the "Fund") was established effective 
November 20, 1937, to assist the minister to more easily make the transition from the 
active relationship in which a furnished parsonage has usually been provided, to the 
retired relationship in which the minister provides his or her housing. The Fund is 
established by apportionments to each local church in the Outreach Ministries-Fair 
Share Apportionments and by assessments to each minister who has membership in 
the Fund. Since all churches contribute to this Fund, it is the desire of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church that all ministers 
participate in the Fund. The Conference does not interpret the churches' support of the 
Ministers' Transition Fund as an additional benefit for their ministers, but as a benefit 
for all ministers of the Conference. Therefore, the only funds to which a minister can 
make personal claim are those that he or she contributed to the Fund. 

The Conference vigorously emphasizes that the purpose of this Fund is to assist 
the minister's retirement transition and not to be an emergency fund available for any 
other purpose. All participant elections available shall be irrevocable. The Fund is 
intended to be a church plan within the meaning of section 414(e) of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") which has not made the election 
under section 410(d) of the Code and is also intended to meet the requirements of a 
retirement income account under section 403(b)(9) of the Code. The Plan shall be 
interpreted, wherever possible, to comply with the applicable terms of the Code and all 
applicable formal regulations and rulings issued under the Code. 

II. The Conference Treasurer - The Treasurer of the North Carolina Conference (the 
"Conference Treasurer") shall serve as Treasurer and custodian of this Fund. He or 
she shall promote this work, receive funds from pastors and charges, and keep 
permanent records of assessments received and benefits paid. 

III. Eligibility for Membership - Membership in this Fund is not mandatory. Each 
ministerial member of the North Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, 
probationary, or full-time local pastor) who is serving full time in a charge or as a 
district superintendent, a Conference ministerial staff person, or others who are 
appointed to serve at a North Carolina Annual Conference Institution (Methodist 
Retirement Home, Inc.; Methodist Home for Children, Inc.; Louisburg College; 
Methodist College; North Carolina Wesleyan College) or other Episcopal appoint-ment 
of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall be eligible to join. 

In order to remain an active, participating member, the ministerial member of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, probationary, or full-time local 
pastor) must continue to serve full time in a charge or other appointment. A full-time 
local pastor may continue as a member of the Fund only during the time he or she is 
serving under episcopal appointment. Students under episcopal appointment who 
have previously served full time and who intend to return to full time service are eligible 
to continue. Those ministerial members on disability leave, leave of absence, or 
Conference members with less than full time service, may continue to be active, 
participating members by meeting the provisions discussed hereafter. 

Ministerial members who transfer into the Conference or new ministers receiving 
appointments for the first time are eligible to join the Fund in January of the year 
following the Annual Conference session in which their credentials were recognized. 
Ministers in these categories applying for membership will be assessed on the basis 
of their total salary and utility allowances for the six months between July 1 and 
December 31 computed to a twelve-month amount. 

Each new member of the Fund shall file an application form. Upon filing of 
application for membership and paying the recommended assessment for one year, 
his or her membership becomes effective. The deadline for enrollment for all 
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IV. Apportionments and Assessments 

A Conference Contributions -- Funds shall be placed in the Conference budget 
annually equal to an amount of one percent (1%) of the total salaries and utilities paid 
to all participating pastors and associates of the Conference based upon the 
Conference Journal figures for the year preceding the year in which the budget request 
is made to the Annual Conference. This budgeted amount will be apportioned to 
charges on the same basis as all other Conference budget items, and this amount 
shall become part of the Fund. 

B. Minister Contributions - Each minister in a pastoral appointment who participates 
in the Fund shall be assessed and pay into the Fund on an after-tax basis one percent 
(1%) of all salary and utility allowances he or she receives each year from the charge 
he or she is serving and/or Conference sources. (Salary also includes Equitable 
Salary Fund payments, Duke Endowment Funds, and missionary sources.) Such 
contributions may be paid in monthly installments by check or electronic bank drafts. 

C. Council on Finance and Administration Contributions - The Council on Finance 
and Administration shall make provision for payment into the Fund an amount equal to 
one percent (1%) of salary and utility allowances usually paid by the charge for district 
superintendents and ministers appointed as Conference staff. 

D. District Superintendent and Conference Ministerial Staff Contributions - District 
superintendents and Conference ministerial staff shall be assessed and pay into the 
Fund on an after-tax basis one percent (1%) of their salary and utility allowances. 

E All Other Ministers - All other ministers who participate in the Fund shall be 
assessed and pay into the Fund on an after-tax basis a sum equivalent to two percent 
(2%) of their annual salary and utility allowances or two percent (2%) of the Conference 
Average Salary, whichever is greater. 

V. Deadline For Receipt of Assessment - The plan (fiscal) year of the Ministers' 
Transition Fund shall be the same as that of the Annual Conference fiscal year, 
January 1 through December 31 . No later than November 1 of each year, the 
Conference Treasurer shall notify all members their assessment is due. Each 
member of the Fund shall submit payment for the required assessment no later than 
January 31 of each year. Such contributions may be paid in monthly installments by 
check or electronic bank drafts. Assessments received after January 31 will be 
returned to the minister. If he or she has been a member less than ten (10) years, this 
lack of payment extends the period for one additional year before dividends can be 
received. If the minister has been a member over ten (10) years, he or she will receive 
no dividends for the year involving lack of payment. If any member of the Fund fails to 
pay his or her required assessment for three consecutive years, he or she shall be 
required to withdraw from membership in the Fund. 

VI. Base Benefits - Base benefits shall be paid to retired members of the Transition 
Fund as follows: 

If retired at the end of one year of membership $200.00 

If retired at the end of two years of membership 300.00 

If retired at the end of three years of membership 400.00 

If retired at the end of four years of membership 500.00 

If retired at the end of five years of membership 600.00 

If retired at the end of six years of membership 700.00 

If retired at the end of seven years of membership 800.00 

If retired at the end of eight years of membership 900.00 

If retired at the end of nine years of membership 1 ,000.00 

If retired at the end often years of membership 1,100.00 

If retired at the end of eleven years of membership 1 ,200.00 

If retired at the end of twelve years of membership 1 ,300.00 

If retired at the end of thirteen years of membership 1 ,400.00 



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If retired at the end of fourteen years of membership 1 ,500.00 
If retired at the end of fifteen years of membership 1,600.00 

If retired at the end of sixteen years of membership 1 ,700.00 

If retired at the end of seventeen years of membership 1 ,800.00 
If retired at the end of eighteen years of membership 1 ,900.00 
If retired at the end of nineteen years of membership 2,000.00 
If retired at the end of twenty years of membership 2,100.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-one years of membership 2,200.00 
If retired at the end of twenty-two years of membership 2,300.00 
If retired at the end of twenty-three years of membership 2,400.00 
If retired at the end of twenty-four years of membership 2,500.00 
If retired at the end of twenty-five years of membership 2,600.00 
VII. Allocation of Dividends After Ten Years of Membership -After ten years of 
membership, and beginning with the eleventh year, the base benefit to be paid is 
increased by dividends credited to the members account. 
Any funds, except as provided below, including apportionments, assessments, 
forfeitures and earnings thereon, remaining after benefits have been paid to eligible 
members for the plan year shall be divided into equal parts, in the case of members 
who remained members through the year, and portions of such equal parts in the case 
of members who have retired during the year and who are entitled to a part-year 
allocation, as described below, and credited to the accounts of those who have been 
participating members for more than ten years and are not in arrears for the previous 
year. 

A reserve equal to ten percent of the members' payments and dividend fund balances 
as of December 31 each year shall be maintained. Unrealized gains on investments 
shall be reserved and are not generally eligible to be distributed as annual dividends. 
The Hearing Committee may supplement the annual dividend from such reserves to 
maintain the declared dividend in an amount consistent with previous year levels when 
such action is deemed appropriate considering current investment returns and current 
economic conditions. The purpose of maintaining these reserves is to insulate the 
members in any year from market fluctuations and preserve the ability of the fund to 
consistently provide for housing needs in their retirement. 

In the event a member retires during a year after completing ten years of membership, 
such member may elect to submit payment to the Fund of that portion of their 
assessment for the year equal to the product of (1) the assessment the member 
would have paid had the member not retired, and (2) a fraction, the numerator of which 
is the number of whole months in the year prior to the date the member retires, and the 
denominator of which is 12. If a member pays the assessment described in the 
preceding sentence, the account of the member shall also receive as an allocation of 
dividends for such year an amount equal to the product of (1) the amount of dividends 
which would be credited to the account of such member had the member not retired 
during such year, and (2) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of whole 
months in the year prior to the date the member retires, and the denominator of which 
is 12. 

VIM. Limitations on Contributions Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code 
A In General - The contributions for any calendar year allocated to a member's 
account under Articles VI and VII on behalf of a member under all Qualifying Retirement 
Plans in which the member participates shall not exceed the member's Limit on 

Annual Additions as determined in subsection B of this Article VIII. The provisions of 
this Article VIII are intended to provide the limit on the amount of contributions to this 
Fund which are excludable from the gross income of the member pursuant to Code 
section 415, and shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with that Code section. 
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(1) A member's Limit on Annual Additions shall for any calendar year be an amount 
equal to the lesser of: 

(a) 100% of the member's includible compensation within the meaning of Code 
section 415(c)(3)(E) in such calendar year, or 

(b) $40,000, or such greater amount as is permitted under Code section 415(c) as 
adjusted under Code section 415(d)(1)(B). 

For purposes of determining a member's Limit on Annual Additions, in the case of 
a member who has more than 50% control of an employer (a "Controlled Employer") 
within the meaning of Code section 415(h), contributions to a plan of the Controlled 
Employer that constitute annual additions (as defined in Code section 415(c)(2)) to the 
member shall be treated as contributions to this Plan. 

(2) A member's "includible compensation" for purposes of paragraph (1), above, shall 
mean the amount of compensation received from an employer within the meaning of 
Code section 403(b)(3) and 414(e) which is includible in gross income, computed 
without regard to Code section 911 for the most recent period ending not later than the 
close of the taxable year which is counted as a one year period of service as defined 
under paragraph (3) below. Such term shall not include any amount received by a 
former member after the fifth taxable year following the taxable year in which such 
member was terminated, or utilities to the extent such amounts are not includible in 
compensation pursuant to Code section 107. 

(3) A member's "period of service" for purposes of paragraph (2) above shall be 
expressed as a number equal to the member's number of full years of service plus 
one-twelfth for each one month period of service in addition to his or her full years of 
service. Part-time service of a member shall be taken into account as the percentage 
of such service that is equal to the percentage of full-time service served. 
Notwithstanding any provision of this Article VIII. B to the contrary, the Limit on Annual 
Additions of a member who has made an election under Code section 415(c)(7) shall 
be determined under such Code section and the regulations issued thereunder. 

D. Prohibition on Before-Tax Salary Reduction Contributions - Before-tax 
contributions under a salary reduction agreement shall not be permitted under this 
Fund. 

IX. Death Benefits - When a participating member of the Fund dies, the Treasurer 
shall pay to his or her designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, otherwise to his or her 
estate, the full amount of the base benefit payments plus the dividends, if any, added to 
his or her account. In the event that a minister dies prior to the eleventh year of 
membership, the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, or otherwise the estate, 
shall receive the full amount of the base benefit payments plus the assessments 
contributed by the participating member. In no case would the beneficiary, beneficiaries 
or estate receive less at the time of the ministers death than the member's 
assessments plus simple interest credited annually at the rate of The United 
Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend yield for the most recent four quarters 
prior to the date of death. 

X. Designation of Beneficiary - Each member shall provide the Conference 
Treasurer the name(s) of the beneficiary or beneficiaries to whom the death benefits 
described in Article IX are to be paid in the event of death. The designation shall be 
indicated on a form provided by the Conference Treasurer. A designation shall not be 
effective unless such form has been duly completed and filed with the Conference 
Treasurer. In the absence of a designated beneficiary, benefits shall be paid to the 
member's estate. 

XI. Irrevocable Election Regarding Distribution of Funds - Members actively serving 
must make, prior to attaining age 59 1/2, an irrevocable election to either terminate 
from the Ministers' Transition Fund beginning with the Annual Conference following the 
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in the Book of Discipline, 2004, HH359.1, 359.2a, 359.2b, 359.2c. Such irrevocable 
election is the responsibility of the member and must be made in writing to the 
Conference Treasurer by age 59 1/2. Forms can be obtained upon request from the 
Conference Treasurer. Should the member fail to make the irrevocable election, the 
member will not terminate from this Fund until retirement. 
XII. Payment of Benefits 

A In General -At retirement or early termination from the Fund, members who have 
accrued the same number of years of service credited under the Fund (during the 
same calendar years) will have exactly the same accrued benefit and will receive 
exactly the same benefit regardless of their total /ndividual contributions. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Fund, all payments under this Fund must 
be made at least as rapidly as required under section 401(a)(9) of the Code and any 
proposed or final regulations thereunder, including but not limited to the incidental 
death benefit requirements of Code section 401(a)(9)(G). 

In no case would the member receive less at retirement than the member's 
assessments plus interest computed at the United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 
cumulative dividend yield for the four most recent quarters prior to the retirement date. 

(1) Ministers With Less Than Ten (10) Years. For ministers retiring between January 
1 through Annual Conference, and who retire or terminate from this Fund with less 
than ten (10) years credit in the Fund shall be paid in a single lump sum immediately 
following the session of the Annual Conference at which he or she retires or 
terminates. For ministers retiring between Annual Conference and December 31, 
payment shall be paid between January 1 and January 10 of the year following the year 
in which the minister terminates or retires. The benefit shall be the base benefit 
as prescribed in the table for retired members under Article VI plus minister 
contributions 

(2) Ministers With Ten (10) or More Years. A minister who retires or terminates from 
this Fund with ten (10) or more years credit in the Fund must make an irrevocable 
election to receive benefit payments under one of the following options. This 
irrevocable election must be made no later than ninety days prior to the retirement 
month or month of termination due to early retirement or disability. For either option 
selected, total benefit payments shall be the base benefits as prescribed in the table 
plus the dividends credited. Interest will accrue on the principal balance beginning on 
the later of the retirement date or July 1 of the retirement year and will continue until the 
account is paid in full. The interest rate will equal the United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 
cumulative dividend yield for the four most recent quarters. All payments excluding the 
payment of member assessments shall be subject to income tax. 

(a) Two payment option: The first payment shall be equal to the cumulative amount 
that the member has paid in assessments. The second payment shall be the 
remainder of dividends and base benefit payment earned during their membership 
and interest accrued. 

(b) Six payment option. The first payment shall be equal to the cumulative amount 
that the member has paid in assessments. The remaining payments shall be five 
equal annual installments of the remaining dividends and base benefit payment 
earned during their membership and interest accrued. The six payment option shall 
not be available to a member following attainment of age 70. 

For ministers retiring between January 1 and Annual Conference, under either option, 
the first payment shall be paid within 15 working days following the adjournment of the 
Annual Conference following the ministers' retirement or termination from the Fund. 
The second and subsequent payments shall be paid annually between January 1 and 
January 10 of each year following the year in which the minister terminates or retires 
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For ministers retiring between Annual Conference and December 31, the first payment 
and second payment for either payment option shall be paid between January 1 and 
January 10 of the year following the year in which the minister terminates or retires. 
Unless the minister selects the six payment option, the account shall be disbursed in 
full in the first January after retirement. If the six payment option is selected, the four 
remaining installments shall be paid annually between January 1 and January 10 of 
each subsequent year until the account is paid in full. 
B. Direct Rollovers 

(1) This Article XII. B applies to distributions made on or after January 1, 1993. 
Notwithstanding any provision of the Fund to the contrary that would otherwise limit a 
distributee's election under this Article XII. B, a distributee may elect at the time and in 
the manner prescribed by the plan administrator, to have any portion of an eligible 
rollover distribution paid directly to an eligible retirement plan specified by the 
distributee in a direct rollover. 

(2) Definitions: 
(a) Eligible rollover distribution: An eligible rollover distribution is any distribution of 
all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the distributee, except that an eligible 
rollover distribution does not include: any distribution that is one of a series of 
substantially equal periodic payments (not less frequently than annually) made for the 
life (or life expectancy) of the distributee or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) of 
the distributee and the distributee's designated beneficiary, or for a specified period of 
ten years or more; any distribution to the extent such distribution is required under 
section 401(a)(9) of the Code as made applicable by section 403(b)(10) of the Code, 
any amount that is distributed upon hardship, and the portion of any distribution that is 
not includible in gross income (determined without regard to the exclusion for net 
unrealized appreciation with respect to employer securities). 

(b) Eligible retirement plan: An eligible retirement plan is an individual 
retirement account described in section 408(a) of the Code, an 
individual retirement annuity described in section 408(b) of the Code, 
an annuity contract described in section 403(b) of the Code 
(including custodial accounts described in section 403(b)(7) of the 
Code and retirement income accounts described in Section 
403(b)(9) of the Code), a qualified plan described in section 401(a) 
or 403(a) of the Code, or an eligible plan under section 457(b) of the 
Code which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, 
or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a 
state which agrees to separately account for amounts transferred to 
such 457(b) plan from this Fund, that accepts the distributee's 
eligible rollover distribution 

(c) Distributee: A distributee includes an employee or former employee. 
In addition, the employee's or former employee's surviving spouse 
and the employee's or former employee's spouse or former spouse 
who is the alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, 
as defined in section 414(p) of the Code, are distributees with regard 
to the interest of the spouse or former spouse. 

(d) Direct rollover: A direct rollover is a payment by the plan to the 
eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee. 

(3) Within a reasonable time before making an eligible rollover distribution 
from the Fund, the Conference Treasurer shall provide or cause to be 
provided the written explanation to the distributee required by Code 
section 402(f). 
XIII. Disability Leave - A minister who is approved for and placed on Disability Leave 
granted by the Conference may elect to: 



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A. Continue as an active member and pay two percent (2%) of the disability pay 
received from all sources. Should Disability Leave be granted between 
sessions of Annual Conference, 2% of the disability pay received from all 
sources computed to a 12 month amount shall be paid. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member. 

C. Receive benefits the same as a retiring member. 

D. Terminate from the Fund and receive all benefits within thirty (30) days 
following the granting of Disability Leave. 

The minister shall notify the Conference Treasurer in writing of his or her 
choice of option within ten (10) days following the granting of Disability Leave. In no 
case would the member receive less than the member's assessments plus interest, 
determined as described in Article IX. 

XIV. Leave of Absence - A minister who is approved for and placed on Leave of 
Absence by the Conference may elect to: 

A Continue as an active member by paying 2% of the Conference Average 
Compensation while on leave. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member under Article XVI. 
Conference Average Compensation means the Conference Average 
Compensation as determined annually by the General Board of Pensions. 
XV Less Than Full Time Service - A Conference member who is approved for less 
than full time service by the Conference may elect to: 

A Continue as an active member for no more than three years by paying 2% 
of the Conference Average Compensation (within the meaning of Article 
XIV) while serving less than full time. 

B. Withdraw from the Fund according to the provisions of Article XVII. 

XVI. Membership Transferring - Any ministerial member who leaves the North 
Carolina Conference by transfer to another annual conference of The United 
Methodist Church cannot make any further payment to the Fund. He or she may 
leave his or her account (including dividends, if any) in the Fund until retirement. 
If this is done, the benefit under this Fund will be computed as of the date of 
transfer from the North Carolina Conference with interest determined in the 
manner described in Article IX, determined from the date of transfer to the date 
of retirement. If the account is left, and the minister returns to the North Carolina 
Conference, he or she may reinstate his or her payments and dividend 
earnings, effective at the time of transfer back into this Conference. 

XVII. Withdrawing From The Fund Prior to Retirement - If a member desires to 
withdraw from the Fund prior to retirement, upon a written request to the 
Conference Treasurer, he or she shall receive the amount he or she has paid 
into the Fund, plus interest determined in the manner described in Article IX 
each year he or she was participating in the Fund. Amounts in the members 
account in excess of the amount determined under the preceding sentence 
shall be forfeited and reallocated as dividends for the year of forfeiture pursuant 
to Article VII. 

Each member whose membership is terminated in the Fund in any way will 
provide the Conference Treasurer with a statement indicating that he or she has 
received the funds for which he or she is eligible, and that he or she is no longer 
a member of the Fund. Any minister leaving the North Carolina Conference to 
join another denomination other than The United Methodist Church will be 
required to withdraw from the Fund and payment will be made to the minister 
according to the formula set forth in the first paragraph of this Article XVII. 

XVIII. Reinstatement - A member who has withdrawn from the Fund may not be 
reinstated, but is required to begin anew as though he or she were a new 



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member. A minister shall not be permitted to rejoin the Fund more than two (2) 
times during his or her ministerial career. 
XIX. Hearing Committee 

A.The Committee - A Hearing Committee consisting of the Board of Pensions 
Executive Committee, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial Relations, 
Conference Controller, and the Conference Insurance Group Administrator 
shall have authority to act on behalf of the Board of Pensions between Annual 
Conference sessions concerning matters that relate to, but are not specifically 
covered by, this constitution of the Ministers' Transition Fund. The Plan 
Administrator for the Fund for other plan administrative matters and matters 
delegated by the Hearing Committee shall be the Conference Insurance 
Group Administrator. Determinations by the Hearing Committee, the Board of 
Pensions or the Plan Administrator shall be conclusive and binding on all 
persons and shall be afforded the maximum deference permitted by law. 

B. Claims Procedure - If a claim is wholly or partially denied, the Hearing 

Committee shall furnish the member or beneficiary with written notice of the 
denial within sixty (60) days of the date the original claim was filed. This notice 
of denial shall provide: 

(1) The specific reason or reasons for denial; 

(2) Provide specific reference to pertinent plan provisions on which denial is 
based; 

(3) A description of any additional information needed to perfect the claim 
and an explanation of why such information is necessary; and 

(4) An explanation of the plan's claims procedure. 

The member or beneficiary shall have sixty (60) days from receipt of denial 
notice in which to make written application for review by the Hearing Committee. 
The Hearing Committee shall issue a decision on such review within sixty (60) 
days after receipt of an application for review as provided in the preceding 
sentence. Such decision on review shall be made in writing and shall include 
specific reasons for the decision written in a manner calculated to be understood 
by the claimant. All decisions and denials of claims by the Hearing Committee 
shall be afforded the maximum deference permitted by law. 
XX. New Rules and Constitutional Provisions - The rules and guidelines of this 
constitution supersede all previous Conference legislation regulating this Fund. 
The Annual Conference, at any time or from time to time, may amend any or all of 
the provisions of this constitution without the consent of individual members of the 
Fund. No amendment shall have the effect of modifying any benefit election of any 
member in effect at the time of such_amendment or modifying the benefit of any 
member who retired prior to the date of such amendment, unless the amendment 
expressly so provides. The Annual Conference established this Fund with the 
intent that it will be maintained for an indefinite period of time. However, the Annual 
Conference reserves the right to terminate the Fund, in whole or in part, at any 
time. No amendment, modification or termination of the Fund shall adversely 
affect the members benefits accrued for his or her retirement at the time of 
termination of the Fund. 

XXI. Miscellaneous Provisions 
A Prohibition Against Diversion - Subject to Code section 414(p), there shall be 

no diversion of any portion of the assets of the plan other than for the 

exclusive benefit of members and their beneficiaries. 
B. Delegation of Authority - The Board of Pensions, Conference Treasurer and the 

Hearing Committee may authorize any agent or agents to carry out their 

duties, and may employ such counsel, auditors, and other specialists and 



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such clerical, actuarial and other services as it may require in carrying out the 
provisions of the Fund. 

Notification of Mailing Address - Each member and other person entitled to 
benefits hereunder shall from time to time file with the Conference, in writing, 
such persons post office address and change of post office address. Any 
check representing any payment due hereunder, and any communication 
forwarded to a member of beneficiary at the last known address as indicated 
by the records of the Conference shall constitute adequate payment to such 
person and be binding on such person for all purposes of the plan. The 
Conference, Board of Pensions, Conference Treasurer and Hearing 
Committee shall not be under any obligation to search for or ascertain the 
whereabouts of any such person. 

Unclaimed Benefits - If any benefits payable to, or on behalf of, a member are 
not claimed within a reasonable period of time from the date of entitlement, as 
determined by the Hearing Committee, and if the member cannot be located 
at his or her last provided mailing address, such member shall be presumed 
dead and the post-death benefits, if any, under this plan shall be paid to his or 
her beneficiary if he or she is then living and can be located. If the member's 
beneficiary is not then living or cannot be located, or if no beneficiary was 
effectively named, the member's account shall be forfeited and treated as 
dividends pursuant to Article VII. 

Facility of Payment - Whenever, in the Hearing Committees opinion, a person 
entitled to receive any payment of a benefit under the plan is under a legal 
disability or is incapacitated in any way so as to be unable to manage such 
person's financial affairs, the Hearing Committee may, to the extend permitted 
by law, make payments directly to the person, to the person's legal 
representative, or to a relative or friend of the person to be used exclusively for 
such person's benefit, or apply any such payment for the benefit of the person 
in such manner as the Hearing Committee deems advisable. Any benefit 
payment (or installment thereof) made in accordance with the provisions of 
this shall completely discharge the obligation for making such payment under 
the plan. 

Commingling of Assets - The assets of the Fund may be commingled in a 
common fund made up of such accounts or in a common fund with other 
amounts exclusively devoted to church purposes, provided that the part of 
such fund which equitably belongs to the plan shall be separately accounted 
for and cannot be used for or diverted to purposes other than for the exclusive 
benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. The reasonable costs of 
administering an account may be charged against the account. Such costs 
may include the reasonable costs of administering a retirement income 
program of which the account is a part, including costs associated with 
informing employees and employers of the availability of the program. 
Governing Law- This plan shall be administered, and its validity, construction, 
and all rights hereunder shall be governed by the Book of Discipline of The 
United Methodist Church, and by the laws of the State of North Carolina to the 
extent not in conflict with such Book of Discipline. If any provisions of the plan 
shall be held invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall 
continue to be fully effective. 

Limitations on Liability - The Conference, Conference Treasurer, Board of 
Pensions and members of the Hearing Committee shall not be liable to any 
person or entity for any of their acts carried out hereunder in good faith and 
based upon the information available at the time. 

J. Donald Phillips, Chairperson 



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United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 

Your United Methodist Foundation: Our Connectional Relationship 

The United Methodist Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation, 
related by faith to the North Carolina Conference through the Board of Institutions. 
Strengthened by its faith connection and a rich tradition of excellence in Stewardship 
Ministry, the Foundation is chartered to serve churches, institutions, agencies and 
ministries of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Since 1955 the Mission of United Methodist Foundation, Inc. has been to: 

• Provide professional investment management services for long-term 
funds belonging to local churches, institutions, agencies and special 
ministries of the North Carolina Conference. 

• Educate, encourage and receive planned gifts from individuals in support 
of their local church, United Methodist institutions, and special ministries 
of the North Carolina Conference. 

Professional Investment Management Services 

All funds entrusted with UMF are invested according to the Social Principles 
of the United Methodist Church as guided by the Statement of Investment Guidelines 
(Revised Edition 2004) of the Investment Committee of the General Council on 
Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church. The Consulting Group of 
Smith Barney provides the Foundation with investment consultation and management 
services. Eight professional investment fund managers, employed by the 
Foundation's Board of Directors and reporting to the Investment Consultant, 
successfully accomplish the day-to-day management of the Foundation's investment 
portfolio. 

During the past 25 years, the Foundation's Investment Policy and well 
balanced and well diversified Balanced Fund, has provided Investment Partner 
churches, agencies and institutions a 9.5% average annual return on investment, net 
of all fees. Since 1995, UMC has added $46 million in increased value to its Balanced 
Fund while paying out $57.5 million to Investment Partners. The Foundation currently 
manages $81 million in 755 accounts belonging to 230 churches, agencies and 
institutions of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Planned Giving and Endowment Education Services 
While UMF's Investment Management Service provides valuable support for 
Ministry throughout the Church, the heart of the Foundation's mission is its 
Planned Giving and Endowment Building Services. These "donor-focused / 
Church-building" services offer specialized planning and "technical" assistance to 
help individuals and their legal, tax and financial advisors meet their charitable 
goals. 

In addition, the Foundation serves as trustee for individual Family 
Endowments and Donor Advised Funds, and life-income Gift Plans that generate 
charitable remainder benefits for ministries throughout the Church. As Trustee of 
these special funds, the Foundation assures that all charitable remainder 
amounts and Endowment Fund earnings support the ministries designated by the 
donor. 

UM Legacy Partners: 

A New Stewardship Ministry of the NC Annual Conference 
In 2006 UMF has launched the new stewardship ministry to benefit local churches 
throughout the North Carolina Conference. This cooperative effort among Conference 
institutions, agencies and ministries will deliver planned giving and endowment education 
services to local church leadership. While this effort is new, the tradition of this service 
among its members is not. Each has strong ties and deep historical roots within the 
Conference serving the special needs and benevolent ministries of the Conference 



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throughout their histories. The mission of UM Legacy Partners is to provide planned 
giving and endowment education services to the local church to benefit the ministry of all 
local churches throughout the Conference. For more information go to 
www.umleqacvpartners.com or call your United Methodist Foundation. 



W. Daniel Pate, President; I. Lynn James, Executive Director; Kimberly M. 
Smith, Office Manager; Virgina L. Schwenn, Controller; Julie Brown, A 
dministrative Assistant 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Ferrell L. Blount, Bethel NC; Randolph R. Few, Durham NC; Rev. Jerry Lowry, 
Sanford NC; Thomas E. Chandler, Burlington NC; Rev. R. Carl Frazier, Jr. 
Sanford NC; Ruth D. Woods, Pembroke NC; Rev. Charles M. Cook, 
Henderson NC; FD. Hornaday, III, Burlington NC; Henry M. McGill, Raleigh NC 
Rev. Danny G. Allen, New Bern NC; Rev. Paul L. Leeland, Raleigh NC; Lloyd 
Milton Whaley, Durham NC 

Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr. (Honorary Director) 

BOARD OFFICERS 

W. Daniel Pate (President) Pinehurst NC; Clara S. Wade (Vice President) 
Raleigh NC; Sharon E. Strother (Treasurer) Raleigh NC; Rev. Jerry Lowry 
(Secretary) Sanford NC 



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STATISCIAN'S REPORT 
TABLE I - 2005 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 2004 2005 Change +/- 

1 Total Professiong members at beginning of year 234,056 235,537 

2 Received this year on Profession of Faith or Restored 3,830 3,989 159 

3 Received from other United Methodist Churches 2,701 2,907 206 

4 Received from other denominations 2,282 2,436 154 
5A Total removed by Charge Conference action 929 1,606 677 
5B Removed by withdrawal 511 686 175 

5 Total removed by Charge Conference action or withdrawn 1,440 2,292 852 

6 Removed by transfer to other United Methodist Churches 1,820 1,725 -95 

7 Removed by transfer to other denominations 1,090 1,187 97 

8 Removed by Death 2,954 3,030 76 
9A Asian 400 512 112 
9B African American/Black 6,233 5,878 -355 
9C Hispanic 302 337 35 
9D Native American 2,464 2,558 94 
9E Pacific Islander 81 85 4 
9F White 226,280 224,521 -1,759 
9G Muti-Racial 2,474 2,474 

Audit Adjustment of a minus 28 28 

9 Total Professing members at close of year 235,537 236,635 1,098 

Males 104,017 Females 132,646 

10 Average attendance at the principal weekly worship service(s) 88,820 86,024 -2,796 

11 Number of persons baptized this year (all ages) 3,218 3,177 -41 

12 Total Baptized members who have not become Professing members28,121 24,948 -3,173 

13 Number of persons on Constituency Roll 20,588 21,370 782 

14 Total enrolled in confirmation classes this year 2,054 2,249 195 
SUNDAY SCHOOL 

15a Number of leaders 14,248 11,719 -2,529 

15b Number of leaders in all other groups 3,660 

16a Children (0-6th grade) in all classes and groups 23,367 21,389 -1,978 

16b Children (0-6th grade) in all other groups 7,116 

17a Youth (7th-1 2th) in all classes and groups 12,740 11,574 -1,166 

17b Youth (7th-12th) in all other groups 5,494 

18a Adults (post high school) in all classes and groups 48,167 43,323 -4,844 

18b Adults (post high school) in all classes and groups 12,963 

19a Total Christian formation participants in church school groups 98,522 88,005 -10,517 

19b Total Christian formation participants in other gorups 29,233 

20 Average attendance in the Sunday School 44,285 41,225 -3,060 

21 Average Attendance in Accountability Groups 12,104 15,839 3,735 

22 Average Attendance in Mission and Ministry Groups (no longer used)1 0,807 

23 Average Attendance in Support Groups - Children 952 1,005 53 
23 Average Attendance in Support Groups - Youth 1 ,005 1 ,061 56 

23 Average Attendance in Support Groups - Adults 4,868 3,529 -1,339 

24 Average attendance in short-term classes/groups for learning 27,940 22,233 -5,707 

25 Sunday School members joining the church on profession of faith 1,888 1,888 
UNITED METHODIST MEN 

26 Membership in chartered United Methodist Men 9,801 9,626 -175 

27 Amount paid for projects 970,961 947,247 -23,714 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

28 Membership in United Methodist Women 22,299 22,030 -269 

29 Amount paid for local church and community work 1,053,654 1,134,805 81,151 
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

30 Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 12,545 12,203 -342 

31 Amount paid for projects 779,736 897,310 117,574 
PROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 

32 Value of church land, buildings and equipment 850,601,265916,812,00066,210,735 

33 Value of church-owned parsonages and furniture 83,799,698 92,782,000 8,982,302 

34 Value of other assets 89,195,494 94,980,000 5,784,506 

35 Indebtedness on items 30, 31, 32 at end of year 74,238,242 86,478,80812,240,566 

36 Other indebtedness 3,125,757 2,332,259 -793,498 



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TABLE II - 2005 



BENEVOLENCES 

35 World Service and Conference Benevolences 

36 Ministerial Education Fund 

37 Black College Fund 

38 Africa University Fund 

40 Total General Advance 

41 Youth Service Fund 
42A Human Relations 

42B One Great Hour of Sharing 

42C Peace with Justice 

42D Native American Awareness Sunday 

42E World Communion 

42F United Methodist Student Day 

42 Total General Church Offerings 

44 Conference Advance Specials 

45 $10 Club 

46 Higher Education 

48 Health and Welfare agencies 

49 Disaster Preparedness 

50 Flood Relief not Remitted to Conference 

51 Other benevolences paid directly by local church 

CONNECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION FUNDS 

52 Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 

53 General Administration Fund 

54 Jurisdictional Administration Fund 

55 Area and conference administration funds 

56 District Work Fund 

CONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

58 Pension and benefit funds remitted to GBOP 

60 District Superintendents' Fund 

61 Episcopal Fund 

62 Equitable Salary Fund 

63 Apportioned ministerial support 

CLERGY SUPPORT LOCAL CHURCH 

64 Pastor's base compensation 

65 Associate's base compensation 

66A Pastor's utilities and other housing-related allowances 
66B Associate's utilities and other housing-related allowances 

66 Total Utilities/Housing 
67A Pastor's travel 

67B Associate's travel 

67 Total travel paid 

68A Other cash allowances paid to/for pastor 
68B Other cash allowances paid to/for associate 
68C Pastor's Medical Insurance paid by the church 

68 Total other cash allowances 

LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 

69 Diaconal Minister(s) total compensation 

70 Other staff compensation 

71 Current expenses for program (including church school) 
72a Property Insurance paid by church 

72b Other current operating expenses (not including program expenses) 



73 Principal and interest paid on indebtedness, loans, mortgages, etc. 14,553 

74 Paid on buildings and improvements (not include, funds borrowed) 16.562 



UMW 

75 UMW cash sent to District or Conference UMW Treasurer 

76 Grand Total Paid 



2002 


2003 


+/- 


3,541,289 


3,967,683 


426,394 


642,469 


654,577 


12,108 


247,565 


257,636 


10,071 


56,437 


59,858 


3,421 


825,789 


3,027,467 


2,201,678 


2,349 


2,252 


-97 


11,085 


11,289 


204 


89,091 


68,627 


-20,464 


9,246 


9,309 


63 


18,029 


22,236 


4,207 


19,526 


17,413 


-2,113 


6,841 


10,650 


3,809 


153,818 


139,524 


-14,294 


1,016,501 


1,154,750 


138,249 


148,380 


143,596 


-4,784 


863,478 


891,769 


28,291 


603,921 


617,133 


13,212 





7,880 


7,880 


342,141 


856,620 


514,479 


7,945,809 


8,396,200 


450,391 


16,543,764 


20,176,945 


3,633,181 


46,746 


50,797 


4,051 


150,338 


153,937 


3,599 


137,488 


147,003 


9,515 


1,498,238 


1,669,727 


171,489 


1,498,238 


1,096.887 


-401,351 


3,331,048 


3,118,351 


-212,697 


4,445,046 


4,636,658 


191,612 


1,646,006 


1,762,644 


116,638 


385,177 


466,623 


81,446 


779,957 


833,477 


53,520 


5,807,938 


6,247,347 


439,409 


13,064,124 


13,946,749 


882,625 


21,603,196 


22,110,526 


507,330 


2,036,047 


2,178,990 


142,943 


1,979,933 


2,136,561 


156,628 


233,638 


278,764 


45,126 


2,213,571 


2,415,325 


201,754 


1,980,553 


2,036,911 


56,358 


147,053 


158,150 


11,097 


2,127,606 


2,195,061 


67,455 


288,120 


265,507 


-22,613 


63,134 


105,679 


42,545 


5,573,503 


6,261,181 


687,678 


5,924,757 


6,632,367 


707,610 


33,905,177 


35,532,269 


1,627,092 


490,435 


460,866 


-29,569 


19,716,430 


21,900,624 


2,184,194 


7,282,765 


7,639,229 


356,464 


3,404,211 


3,447,326 


43,115 


16,741,435 


17,769,969 


1,028,534 


14,553,122 


14,519,455 


-33,667 


16.562.876 


19.113.212 


2,550,336 


78,751,274 


84,850,681 


6,099,407 


572,347 


613,923 


41,576 


146,167,734 


158,238,918 


12,071,184 



NOTE: The tables above are preliminary figures and are subject to change upon final audit 
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TABLE III - 2005 

BENEVOLENCES 

2005 
1 Number of Pledges and Identified Givers 75,146 

1a Received thru Pledges 58,365,323 

1b Receiv4d from non-Non-Pledging yet identified givers 61,093,183 

1c Received from Unidentified Givers 6,184,534 

Total 1a, 1b, 1c 125,643,040 

1d Received from Interests Dividends 834,481 

1e Received from sale of Church Assets 402,863 

1f Received from building use fees, contributions and rentals 993,810 

1g Received thru fundraisers 2,881,970 

1 Total 130,756,164 

2a Capital Campaign 14,536,009 

2b Memorial/Endowment/Bequests 5,822,612 

2c Other Sources & Projects 4,044,478 

2 Totals 24,403,099 

3a Equitable Compensation Fund 329,682 

3b Advanced Specials & Apportioned Fund 138,321 

3c Other 1,058,640 

3 Total 1,526,643 



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NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 



2005 Compensation of Clergy in 
Extension Ministries 

Asbury Homes 

Candler School of Theology 

50th Anniversary of the Ordination of 
Clergy Women 

Golden Cross 

Information Technology 

Methodist Home for Children 

Resolutions 

Methodist Theological School of Ohio 

State of the Church Address 

The United Methodist Retirement Homes 

Southeast Jurisdiction 

United Theological School 

Unity Dialogue 

Conference Progam Calendar 



Miscellaneous Reports 



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2005 COMPENSATION OF CLERGY IN EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

The 2004 Discipline, 11627, states: "Every clergy member of the Annual Conference 
appointed beyond the local church shall furnish annually to the conference secretary, at 
such time as the secretary shall direct, a statement of his/her total compensation 
(including base compensation, travel, automobile, housing, and other expenses 
allowed and paid) for the year then ending, and said compensation of all clergy 
appointed beyond the local church shall be published in the journal of the Annual 
Conference. When this information is not furnished, the appointment of the clergy- 
person shall be subject to review by the resident bishop and the Cabinet." 

# Indicates salary not reported. 



Name Salary 

Beeson, Gilbert # 

Bisgrove, Eilene Z 16,000 



Housing Utilities 



Travel Other 



Brewer, Robert W 40 

Brown, Cheryl W 26 

Burrus, Carolyn H 35 

Christian, Robert S 59 

Compton, Stephen C 93 

Fairley, Leonard 93 

Farmer, John A 44 

Gattis, William H 93 

Gilbert, Milton, H 93 

Hadley, Jacob M 51 

Hatch, Mary Martha 54 

Hendricks, M. Elton 190 

Hicks, Phillis K 35 

Hill, Edward F. II 93 

Hillman, Randy A 59 

Hinnant, H. Mallie 63 

Hudson, Pamela Jo 48 

Jenks, Gregory K 52 

Jessee, D. Douglas 93 

Johnson, C. Reginald 61 



Jones, Gertrude W 200.00 per diem 



Keck, Andrew J 47 

King, Carl H 40 

Kohus, Sylvia 40 

Leeland, Paul L 93 

Lowry, Jerry 93 

Mann, Barbara 47 

Malloy, DavidO 93 

Maultsby, J. Alexander 42 

Old, Marshall R 94 

Oldom, KirkB 48 

Pace, James H 83 

Rawlings, James A 95 

Safley, Michael 114 

Shannonhouse, Richard. .. 70 
Shield, Michele R 100 



750. 



000 

499 

600 Voucher. 

650 



084 Provided. 

084 Provided. 

400 Provided. 

084 Provided. 

084 Provided. 



All 
All 
All 
All 
All 



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000 9,600 Voucher 10,000 

630 

000 Provided 

827 10,035 

084 Provided 

500 

700 

169 Voucher. 

000 15,847 8,000. 

084 Provided All Voucher. 

212 22,850 



8,600. 



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All 



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.Voucher. 



500 ... 
000 ... 

000 

084 Provided. 

084 Provided. 

000 

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409 12,000 4,000. 

084 Provided All Voucher. 

814 8,500 

400 

000 

000 

500 

000 



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Name Salary Housing Utilities Travel Other 

Shuler, Albert 93,084 Provided All Voucher 

Simpson, William C, Jr 93,084 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, Charles M 93,084 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, Judi J 93,084 Provided All Voucher 

Stanfield, Edwin D 133,440 

Stephens, Judith # 

Walker-Jones, Kelli 41,000 

Webb-Bowden, Julia 26,500 960 

Weinrich, Luise K 25,000 

Wells, Benjamin 40,800 Provided All 1,700 

Wells, Woodrow W 93,084 Provided All Voucher 

Wllingham, Malcolm C 50,000 2,500 

Wlson-Parson, Mary Jane. 39,294 



Asbury Homes 

Asbury Homes operates Goremont in Tabor City as group home for families 

and friends seeking to prepare the future of their developments disabled loved 

ones. Asbury Homes is agency of the North Carolina Annual Conference and 
is a conference approved advance special number 27f of both regular and 
special gifts to meet the changing Medicaid funding levels through the State 
Mental Health Program. Currently there are six residents living in the home and 
sharing in the daily living skills such as cooking, laundry, self-help, social and 
recreational activities. 

The officers of the agency are: Sylvia Collins - President; Tom Pugh - Vice President; 
Carrie Ponder -Secretary; Wnston Gore - Treasurer; Staff - Lisa Hayes - Program 
Corridinator and Life Care Management as the management group. The home 
operates on a break-even basis through the generious support of the conference 
and individuals and districts in the Annual Conference. The agency is anticipating 
closing on a HUD Grant of $175,000 to purchase the Goremont Facility. This will 
bring greater stability to the agency by eliminating its rental expenses. In addition, 
the HUD Grant will provide $123,000 to renovate the home as a part of the long range 
plan to upgrade the home. 

The plans are under way to build a new home in Pembroke through a combination 
of grants and interest free loans from the NC Housing Financing Agency and three North 
Carolina Foundations. It is anticipated that the new facilty would be operational in 
2007. The long range plans include a home in each district of the Annual Conference. 
Members of the Annual Conference are encourage to have programs on the unique 
ministry of Asbury Homes or to explore the development of new home by contacting 

Lisa Hayes at (910) 653-5050. The ministry of Gorement brings the love of God to 
residents and family members in a most caring way. 

Sylvia Collins, President 

Candler School of Theology 

Candler School of Theology at Emory University is grounded in the Christian faith and 
shaped by the Wesleyan tradition of evangelical piety, ecumenical openness, and 
social concerns. Its mission is to educate — through scholarship, teaching and 
service — faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries in the world. 

Ethically aware, theologically profound voices are desperately needed in our 
society, and Emory draws on its Methodist heritage and looks to Candler to bring 
wisdom, clarity, compassion, and tolerance to the conversation. Candler's faculty 



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continues to be among the most distinctive in theological education. In our 
commitment to the practice of ministry, we partner with eighty churches to ensure that 
ministerial preparation takes place in both the local church and on the campus. 

This year, enrollment was 513 across the 4 degree and 1 non-degree programs. 
The student population is 25% US ethnic minority, 9% international, and 48% women. 
More than 52 denominations are represented with 60% of MDiv students being United 
Methodist from 40 Annual Conferences and from 7 denominations in the Methodist 
family. 

Gifts from the Methodist Education Fund (MEF) help us reduce the educational 
debt of our courageous and committed students. Your continued support, gifts, and 
prayers mean a great deal as we provide a strong educational program for our 
students as they follow the call God has placed on their lives. 

It has been my privilege to serve as Candler's dean for the last six years. Next 
year, I will be on sabbatical, working on the long overdue "new" book on the history of 
the Methodist Church in America and other writing endeavors. Thereafter, I will return to 
Candler as a member of the faculty. Thank you for your support throughout my 
deanship and for your support of Candler — and my successor — in the years to come. 

Christian Educators Fellowship 

Our 2005-06-program year began with a 35 th anniversary celebration at Genesis 
United Methodist Church, Cary. Fifteen persons attended this special evening and 
heard the story of the chapter's beginning from charter member, Margaret Ann Biddle. 
She and a small group of Christian educators were sharing a meal at the Rathskeller 
in 1969 when they made the decision to formally affiliate with the newly formed 
national Christian Educators Fellowship (CEF). Their application to form a local 
chapter was accepted by the national organization and the chapter was chartered in 
May 1970. 

NC CEF continues to meet to nurture, support, challenge, and advocate for 
persons responsible for the formation of Christian disciples through the ministry of 
Christian education. We continue to meet regularly for worship, fellowship, and the 
sharing of ideas. We are challenged by a recent decline in membership to seek better 
ways to connect with Christian educators across the Conference. We look forward to 
participating in the national Christian Educators Fellowship to be held in October 2006 
at Lake Junaluska, NC. We give thanks to God for the opportunities that we have to 
come together as a chapter and with other Christian educators from across the nation. 
Through these opportunities we continue to grow as Christian disciples. We 
encourage anyone with responsibility for Christian education in the local church to 
become involved in CEF — it's good food for the hungry educator's soul. 

Joyce Horn, Chapter President 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ordination of Clergy Women 
The year 2006 marks fifty years since the General Conference of 1956 passed legislation 
granting full clergy rights to women. This action took place on May 4 as the Conference 
met in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On May 18 of that year, Maude Keister Jensen, the first 
woman to receive these rights, was ordained on May 18 by the Central Pennsylvania 
Conference. A total of 22 women were ordained in 1956. 

In 1967, the first woman was appointed as district superintendent, and in 1980, the 
North Central Jurisdiction elected Marjorie Matthews as the first female bishop in the 
United Methodist Church. In 2004, six women were elected bishop, the largest number 
chosen in any one year. Today, there are 20 female bishops in our denomination. 

Gladys R. Williford was the first woman to receive ordination by the NC Conference 
on any level when she became a deacon in 1972. Gladys and Helen G. Crotwell were 



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ordained as elders and made full members of the conference in 1975. In 1983, Helen 
Crotwell became the first clergywoman appointed district superintendent. She and Ruth 
Harper Stevens were clergywomen elected in 1987 as delegates to General Conference. 
Hope Morgan Ward was elected to the episcopacy in 2004. 

The North Carolina Annual Conference has ordained 121 women as elders 
beginning with Gladys Williford and Helen Crotwell. The names and years of ordination 
are listed below. It is important to note that women ordained by other conferences have 
served faithfully among us, and there are many women among local pastors past and 
present. May our conference continue to affirm the gifts, graces and ministries of women 
called by God to serve the Church. 



A Record of Women Ordained Elder by the North Carolina Annual Conference 

1971 None 

1972 None 

1973 None 

1974 None 

1975 Gladys Ruth Williford, Helen Gray Crotwell 

1976 None 

1977 Nancy Ruth Best, Julie Bethel Forringer 

1978 Gayla Green Estes Collins, Rachel Tucker Moser 
JoAnn Merritt Oulton, Judi Johnson Smith 

1979 None 

1980 Carol Woods Goehring, Ruth Mook Harper Stevens 
Susan Padgette Lewis (deceased), Mary Leigh 
VonCanon (deceased) 

1981 Hope Morgan Ward, Pearl Gooding West 

1982 Carrie Whitehurst Parrish, Lynn Testerman Wall 

1983 Penny Dollar Farmer, Geraldine Dysart Ingram 
Susan Clayton Lindblade, Susan Lynn Pate 
Greenwood 

1984 Glenda Noble Johnson, Michele Ransier Wellons 
Merchant 

1985 Susanna Ross Helms Ellen Hope Metcalf, Karen 
Hirschi Whitaker 

1986 Susan Lutz Allred, Diane Christianson, 
Susan Harsh Cafferty 

1987 Shelley Abby Fogleman (deceased), Bess Gibbs 
Hunnings, Susan Pendleton Jones 

1988 Lisa Brown Cole, Edith Lee Gleaves, Leslie 
Montford Marsicano, Phyllis Hicks Straus, Camille 
Ogle Yorkey Compton 

1 889 Mary Alene Clive (deceased), Margaret Claire 

Clyburn McKeown, Gail Carlton Felton, Donna 
Susan Moore (deceased) 

1990 Pamela Jo Hudson, Delores Anne Langley, Dena 
McFarland White, Joanna Claire Miller, Deborah 
Ann Morgan, Vickie Sue Pruett, Carolyn Reed Smith 
Pilgrim, Julia Webb-Bowden, Peg Ormsby Witt 

1991 Sandra Rose Conner, Kimberly Garner Pollock, 
Edith Dudley Jenkins, Charlene Horton Pierce 
Guider, Barbara Hollis Price Mann, Eireen Geiselle 



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Isley Thompson, Shelly Wilson Wall, Andrea Reese 
Woodhouse 

1992 Doris Thompson Fox, Joyce Reynolds Mott, Joan 
Malmborg Purcell, Eddie Jo Jarrett 

1993 Patricia Ann Edwards, Mary Martha Hatch, Joyce- 
Lenore Parker, Norma Jean Walters 

1994 Elizabeth Hackney Hood, Carla Scanlan Vieregg 

1995 Ann Giles Benson, Sally Steinert Plowman, Mary 
Smith Trum 

1996 Janet Kennedy Buffaloe, Patrice Ann Cheasty-Miller, 
Laura Hays Coffman, Laura Gunter Early, Audrey 

Cecille Holmes, Kathryn Rives Johnson, Maryellen Phelan 
Switzer 

1997 Lisa Creech Bledsoe, Zella Sparks Carpenter, Judith Bolen 
Drye, Joyce Darnell Odom, Hope Adkins Vickers, Luise 
Katharine Weinrich 

1 998 Sally Glenn Bates, Martha Kirk Wofford Edgerton 

1999 Carolyn Cummings-Woriax, Para Lee Rodenhizer Drake, 
Donna Lynn Fowler-Marchant, Marilyn Koeppen Shipman 
Judy Ellen Westman 

2000 Shana Deanetia Harrison, Regina Henderson, Bettye Donna 
Poole, Brenda Crawford Walton, Jennifer C. Berentsen 
Williams 

2001 Connie Marie Clagett Stutts, Jenny Lynn Halsey Wlson 

2002 Lily Ker Chou, Dora Russell Dorsey, Jan Nicholson Hill, 
Melissa Roux MacKinnon 

2003 Laura Elizabeth Hayes, Pamela Jan Gilliam, Kelly Lyn 
Logue, Carol Elizabeth Noy 

2004 Ann Whiteside Ahl, Elizabeth Stroud Campbell, 

Teresa Corby Holloway, Joy Reed MacVane, Jeanne Ross 
Neal, Anne Walker Sims, Carolyn Wilkins Lucas 

2005 Susan Harris White, Ginger Ann Thomas, Carolyn Hunt 
Burrus, Lindsey Graham Green, Erin Angela Martin, Renee 
Burnette, Suzanne Dormsmith, Sylvia Collins, Tracy Clayton 
Arthurs 

Para Drake 



Golden Cross 

"Golden Cross" is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual 
Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical 
expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local 
churches in time of emotional stress and financial need. 

During 2005 we assisted 17 families from 5 of our 12 districts. Each one 
represented someone active in their local church. People just like each of us, who in a 
moment of struggle found means of grace and love coming from "their" church. 

Please remember that sometimes the needs that cross my desk challenge the 
funds we have available. In fact in 2005 we had to stop accepting applications for 
assistance in October because we were out of funds. In 2005 the budget for Golden 
Cross was $19,357.00 and we spent $26,811.00. The Golden Cross budget for 2006 



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is only $19,252.00. That's the bad news. The good news is that some of our churches 
sent a love offering into Golden Cross this past year totaling $420.82. The other good 
news is that beginning this year (2006) Golden Cross will be a recognized Conference 
Advanced Special! My dream now is to help more families with additional money. But to 
do that Golden Cross needs your help. Please take a special offering for Golden 
Cross on the 3 - Sunday of August and designate that offering on your conference 
remittance form. 

Finally, to those who sent in a love offering to Golden Cross this past year, I want to 
publicly say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Your gifts enabled me to help a family 
that Golden Cross would have otherwise had to turn down. 

Now if I can just get all our churches to also take a love offering for Golden Cross on 
that 3 rd Sunday in August we will be able to truly meet the needs of some very special 
lay people in our United Methodist Churches in the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Thank you and God bless you. 

Richard C. Vaugan, Director 



Information Technology 

The Information Technology (IT) Office works closely with the Communications Office 
to innovate and further expand our online ministry offerings. This past year marks the 
first time that Free or Open Source Software (FOSS) has been used in Conference 
operations. Leveraging the power of the Linux operating system, we have been able to 
significantly expand our offerings at little to no additional cost to the Conference. 

The Local Church Domain Project has been almost exclusively built on this open 
source platform. We currently host and support 25 local church and 20 related ministry 
domains as well as domain e-mail accounts for eight local churches and related 
ministries. We encourage all local churches who wish to establish a web ministry or 
those who currently support a web ministry to look at our hosting options. We also 
offer and support free e-mail accounts for all Conference clergy and currently host 
about 375 accounts. 

The IT Office works closely with the Treasurer's Office to help maintain the 
various financial systems. Every six months the IT Office assists with rolling over 
systems associated with appointment changes as well as year end financial systems. 

The IT Office also supports the MERCI center along with the twelve districts and 
the Clergy Counsel Office in Durham. We continue to research and implement new 
technologies as they become available to better equip the Conference moving forward. 
We are constantly reviewing processes and working with other Conference Offices to 
target inefficiencies. By identifying and resolving areas of improvement we seek to 
lower the cost of business for the Conference as a whole. 

Methodist Home for Children 

"This is what the LORD says: there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness .. . 

Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, 

for the LORD is good; 

his love endures forever." (Jeremiah 33:10-11) 

In service to God, Methodist Home for Children (MHC) has been nurturing 
children, youth, and families for more than 100 years. Our agency reaches out to serve 
all young people and families regardless of religion, race, or economic status. We 
provide care for troubled and neglected children in our 10 community-based residential 
youth homes. MHC also works to find permanence for children and youth through our 
foster care and adoption services, and to bring stability to families through our 
substance abuse program and our family-based counseling services. The agency 
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serves young children and their families in our five-star early childhood program, the 
Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center, and by training parents and childcare 
professionals. From July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006 we served over 1,200 young people 
and families with the highest quality of care. MHC is active throughout most of the North 
Carolina Conference, in 46 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. 
We are pleased to report several new developments at the agency: 

We welcomed the Rev. Bruce Stanley as our President/CEO on July 1. He has 
brought to MHC a wealth of experience that includes serving, most recently, as 
Senior Pastor at Raleigh's Millbrook United Methodist Church, directing Duke 
University's Divinity School's Field Education program, and working in several 
positions at the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
In order to be good stewards of our resources, we brought our operating 
expenses more closely in line with our revenues. Yet, the outcomes for those 
MHC serves remained strong, and the distribution of care continues to be well 
balanced, diverse, and inclusive. 

We have begun to train staff in our model of care at North Carolina's 
Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in a demonstration 
project at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord. 
We have expanded the breadth of our program offerings in New Hanover 
County to provide more in-home care to families in crisis, in addition to our 
group homes and foster and adoption services. 

Finally, we are expanding our substance abuse treatment services to include 
Sampson County. Our "Bridges" program provides family-centered support to 
aid in the recovery process. 
MHC is strong, healthy, and poised to continue to serve young people and their 
families in increasingly sophisticated, complex, and innovative ways, while remaining 
true to our heritage and mission to "build upon the social, physical, emotional, and 
spiritual strengths of children, youth and families, and to affirm their worth." 

While we derive most of our funding from public entities, we are an agency that 
draws its inspiration from the North Carolina Conference, our historical and spiritual 
center. We give sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, partners, friends, 
and contributors. Because of you, MHC has had a remarkable year. Wth your 
continued prayers and financial help, MHC will move foreword to assist those young 
people and families in need with "joy and gladness." 

Blessings, 
Bruce Stanley, President/CEO 

Methodist Theological School - Ohio 

Enrollment . MTSO started the 2005-06 academic year with the highest number 
of students under the age of 30 seen here in a decade: of 256 students, almost 30% of 
new students were under the age of 30. In January, our second cohort group in the 
Doctor of Ministry program began their studies here. 

Leadership Transition . 2005-06 marks the last year that MTSO President 
Norman E. "Ned" Dewire will lead MTSO. His successor takes office on July 1, 2006. 

Financial Strength . Our "Jesus Doesn't Work Alone" campaign has concluded 
above its $30 million goal, establishing more than 50 new scholarships; many new 
programs and institutes; and three new faculty chairs. We have now completely met 
all facilities renovation needs, meaning we have no deferred campus maintenance 
issues. 

Campus Renovations . Among the buildings brought up-do-date are the 
Helen Werner Apartment building, the dormitory and the dining hall, which now 
features central air conditioning. Both the apartment building and dormitory were 



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extensively remodeled, with air conditioning, free high-speed Internet, new carpeuny, 
paint, light fixtures, cable television, HVAC units, kitchenettes and furniture. 

Scholarships. Our new Harding Memorial Scholarship provides one national 
winner with full tuition and a $10,000 annual stipend. In addition, the Burton D. Morgan 
Foundation has established a $250,000 endowed scholarship fund in youth ministry 
here. 

Faculty. We have opened searches for two new faculty positions, one in New 
Testament and one in Christian Education & Youth Ministry. 

Norman E. "Ned" Dewire, President 



RESOLUTIONS 

Resolution 1: Concerning a Living Wage 

WHEREAS, a central act of God in the Hebrew Bible is to deliver people from 
slavery into freedom; and 

WHEREAS, Jesus came to preach good news to all, with commitment to and 
compassion for the poor; and 

WHEREAS, the United Methodist Social Principles confirm in paragraph 163 ("The 
Economic Community") that all economic systems are under God's judgment; and 

WHEREAS, people working 40 hours a week should be able to provide food, 
clothing, shelter, and health care for themselves and their families, yet millions of 
people living in the United States (including children) struggle for existence under the 
federal poverty line; and 

WHEREAS, some corporations seek to minimize labor costs, cut benefits, and 
seek the cheapest global labor pools as a way of maximizing profits; and 

WHEREAS, state and national wage policies express the moral values of our 
people; and 

WHEREAS, private and public economic enterprises are responsible, and need to 
be held accountable, for the social costs of paying living wages as part of doing 
business; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Annual Conference of the North Carolina 
Conference of the United Methodist Church resolves to address, Biblically and 
theologically, issues of workers' wages and dignity; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the North Carolina Conference of the United 
Methodist Church and its member churches support state and national movements 
toward passage of legislation that will afford workers sufficient wages to supply 
adequate food, clothing, shelter, and health care for themselves and their families; and 
support movements that address the living wage and affirm workers' dignity. 



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Resolution 2: Concerning the North Carolina State Commission on Campus 
Ministry 

WHEREAS, the North Carolina Annual Conference, Southeastern Jurisdiction, of The 
United Methodist Church, and the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Southeastern 
Jurisdiction, of The United Methodist Church (hereinafter referred to as the "Annual 
Conference" or collectively as the "Annual Conferences") formed The North Carolina State 
Commission on Campus Ministry of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Annual 
Conferences of The United Methodist Church, an unincorporated religious association 
(hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"), effective January 1, 1981, as the duly 
authorized successor to the United Methodist Regional Commission on Campus Ministry 
in North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, the Commission has operated since that date pursuant to its By-laws 
and in accordance with Paragraph 633.4(a)(10) of The Book of Discipline of The 
United Methodist Church 2004 (hereinafter referred to as "The Book of Discipline") for 
the purposes, among others, of evaluating the needs of campus ministry programs 
relating to the Annual Conferences within the State, providing advocacy on behalf of 
campus ministry, and making recommendations to each of the two Annual 
Conferences concerning support for such programs and the assignment of campus 
ministers; and 

WHEREAS, the Annual Conferences reaffirm their continuing support of campus 
ministry in partnership with the boards of campus ministry and local churches within 
the Annual Conferences, which ministry plays an important role in the life of the church; 
and 

WHEREAS, both Annual Conferences reaffirm that campus ministries provide 
valuable United Methodist leadership to and discipleship of students and to college/ 
university campuses; and 

WHEREAS, the Commission has determined that in this era of changing 
approaches to funding, the Commission's continued operation is not the most 
effective means for the Annual Conferences to facilitate and support campus ministry; 
and 

WHEREAS, the Commission recommends that oversight of campus ministry and 
other functions presently provided by the Commission should be returned to each 
Annual Conference, and to the Commission on Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry of each Annual Conference as provided in The Book of Discipline, for those 
campus ministry programs within the geographic boundaries of said Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the Commission has concluded that it is in the best interests of the 
Commission, the Annual Conferences and the campus ministry programs within this 
State for the Commission to cease operations and wind up its affairs in an orderly 
fashion and in accordance with the requirements of The Book of Discipline and 
applicable law. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Commission recommends to the 
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The Commission shall cease operations and be dissolved effective 
January 1, 2007. The Commission's affairs shall be wound up in an orderly 
manner. 

All liabilities and obligations of the Commission shall be paid and discharged, 
or adequate provisions be made therefore. Assets, if any, held by the 
Commission upon condition requiring return, transfer, or conveyance, which 
condition occurs by reason of the dissolution, shall be returned, transferred, 
or conveyed in accordance with such requirements. Other assets, if any, of the 
Commission shall be transferred or conveyed to the Boards of Trustees of the 
Annual Conferences or shall be otherwise distributed as agreed upon by the 
Boards of Trustees of the Annual Conferences. 

Effective January 1, 2007, responsibility for, and oversight of, campus ministry 
programs within the geographic boundaries of each Annual Conference shall 
be vested in the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry or an 
analogous agency of such Annual Conference in accordance with Paragraph 
633 of The Book of Discipline, including a study of the need and possibility of 
Campus Ministry on the Community College campuses in the State of North 
Carolina. 

Until the local boards of campus ministry are equipped to do so and 
procedures are adopted and implemented by each Board of Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry of the Annual Conferences, financial matters for campus 
ministry programs previously handled by the Treasurer and Finance 
Committee of the Commission shall be handled by the Treasurer's Office of 
such Annual Conference. 

The Council on Finance and Administration of each Annual Conference will 
provide apportioned funds for the present salaries and benefits of the current 
campus ministers in the Western North Carolina Conference through June 
30, 2007 and in the North Carolina Conference through December 31, 2008. 
Interim property, legal, and liability issues will be the responsibility of the 
respective Boards of Trustees or Boards of Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry of the Annual Conferences, as appropriate, in accordance with the 
provisions of The Book of Discipline. 

The members and proper officers of the Commission shall be authorized and 
directed to do and perform, or cause to be performed, any and all other acts 
which may be necessary or proper to accomplish the dissolution, liquidation 
and transition of responsibilities of the Commission in accordance with this 
resolution and the directives of the Annual Conferences. 

The foregoing resolutions are adopted this 9th day of May, 2006 by THE NORTH 
CAROLINA STATE COMMISSION ON CAMPUS MINISTRY 



RESOLUTION 3: The United Methodist Church and the Religious Coalition for 
Reproductive Choice 

Whereas abortion, for over thirty years, has been intensely debated in The United 
Methodist Church and in American public life; and 



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Whereas The United Methodist Church's official teaching on abortion: declares 
"[o]ur belief in the sanctity of unborn human life;" "cannot affirm abortion as an 
acceptable means of birth control;" "unconditionally reject[s] [abortion] as a means of 
gender selection;" and "oppose[s] the use of late-term abortion known as dilation and 
extraction (partial-birth abortion) and call[s] for the end of this practice" except in rare 
circumstances (Paragraph 161J of the "Social Principles" in The Book of Discipline 
[2004]); and 

Whereas the General Board of Church and Society and the Women's Division/General 
Board of Global Ministries are members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive 
Choice (RCRC); and 

Whereas RCRC's educational work contradicts United Methodist teaching by not 
acknowledging the sanctity, or even the significance, of unborn human life (as 
evidenced, for example, by the title of its publication Between a Woman and Her God, 
2004); and 

Whereas RCRC's political work contradicts United Methodist teaching by lobbying 
to protect, in law, the right to any and all abortions, for any or no reason; and 

Whereas the 2004 General Conference voted to continue United Methodist agency 
memberships in RCRC "without much of a debate about how participation in this 
coalition compromises our public witness against abortion" (Bishop Timothy W. 
Whitaker, Lifewatch, March 2005); and 

Whereas other mainline Protestant denominations have never joined RCRC (e.g., 
the Disciples of Christ and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) or have 
withdrawn from RCRC (e.g., American Baptist Churches, USA and the Moravian 
Church, Northern Province). 

Therefore be it resolved that the 2006 Session of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference urges the United Methodist clergy and laity of eastern North Carolina to 
learn more about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice by reading RCRC's 
Web site ( www.rcrc.org ) and to prayerfully reflect on whether United Methodism's two 
agencies should continue their memberships in RCRC. 

John E. Nicholson, Rev. PaulT. Stallsworth 



Resolution 4: To Define Embarassing Debt 

Whereas question 18 of our historic examination of candidates for ordination asks 
"Are you in debt so as to embarrass you in your work?" 

And whereas there is widespread uncertainty how to honestly answer the 
question, 

And whereas a 2006 survey of new ministers with consumer debt revealed that 
their average consumer debt is $29,000, 

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Therefore, be it resolved that the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist 
Church create a task force made up of members from the Board of Ordained Ministry 
and the Stewardship Commission (funded by their respective budgets) to define the 
threshold of "embarrassing debt" and report back with recommendations for resolving 
the growing problem of clergy debt at the 2007 NC Annual Conference. 

Rev. J. Robert Kretzu 



Resolution 5: Support of Campus Ministry 

Whereas, the North Carolina Conference has established and supported campus 
ministry over the years in seven geographic locations, providing seven campus 
ministry sites and local boards that serve eleven campuses across the conference, 
specifically: 
Duke University 

North Carolina Central University 
East Carolina University 

North Carolina State University, serving students at 
o North Carolina State University 
o Peace College 
o Meredith College 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, serving students at 
o University of North Carolina-Wlmington 
o Cape Fear Community College 
University of North Carolina-Pembroke; and 

Whereas, student enrollment at these campuses is at an all time high; and 
Whereas, campus ministries have worked effectively in partnership with many of 
their local United Methodist churches; and 

Whereas, the benefits of providing a sustainable future for campus ministry in the 
North Carolina Conference include: 

Extending the ministry of the local church to the campus so that all students 

can hear and experience the Good News of Jesus Christ, some perhaps for 

the first time 

Keeping our young people connected to Christ and to the Church during this 

challenging time of life 

Developing leaders who will fill lay and clergy leadership roles in local 

churches in the future 

Providing a pool of called, committed, and educated students for ministry in the 

church; and 
Whereas, failing to provide a sustainable future for campus ministry will likely result 
in: 

Loss of talented and committed students to other churches and denominations 

which provide more student support and comprehensive programming 

Loss of our resources and assets in these seven locations across the 

conference 

Loss of future clergy and lay leaders 

Decline in membership in United Methodist churches across the state of North 

Carolina; and 
Whereas, both North Carolina annual conferences and many local churches have 
historically contributed to the staff budgets, program budgets, and capital budgets of 
campus ministry through the State Commission on Campus Ministry; and 



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Whereas, the State Commission on Campus Ministry has determined that it is not 
the best way to facilitate and support campus ministry; and 

Whereas, we in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church 
joyfully accept our charge from Paragraph 633 of The Discipline to take responsibility for 
ministry to students 

Therefore, be it resolved that the 2006 North Carolina Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church: 

Reaffirms its support of campus ministry and its recognition of the important role 
campus ministry plays in the life of the church; and 

Acknowledges that many students served by campus ministry are those to whom 
we made life long commitments on the occasion of their baptism; and 

Challenges our campus ministries to creatively and diligently touch the lives of 
students and support them during these important years; and 

Calls on campus ministry and local churches to continue to coordinate, collaborate, 
and work together to serve these students effectively; and 

Requests that churches throughout the conference within the charge conference 
reporting system annually identify and provide to the Office of Youth, Young Adult and 
Campus Ministry in the United Methodist Building in Raleigh a roster of students 
enrolled at all North Carolina colleges and universities, along with all their respective 
contact information; and 

Be it further resolved that the Conference 

Approves the recommendation from the State Commission on Campus Ministry for 
the reabsorption of over sight for campus ministry to the two separate conferences; and 

Recognizes that conference responsibility for campus ministry within the North 
Carolina Annual Conference rests primarily with the Commission on Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry; and 

Expands membership on the Commission on Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry to include a representative from each of the local campus ministry boards 
from the campus ministry sites within the North Carolina Conference; and 

Appoints the local campus ministry board representatives now serving on the State 
Commission on Campus Ministry to the new seats on the expanded Commission on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry; and 

Establishes the effective date of January 1 2007 to implement this transition; and 

Returns any and all North Carolina Conference funds budgeted for the State 
Commission on Campus Ministry after January 1 2007 to the North Carolina 
Conference, so as to make this transition budget neutral for the North Carolina 
Conference; and 

Assigns campus ministry funds and expenses that would otherwise be allocated 
and assigned to the State Commission on Campus Ministry to the North Carolina 
Annual Conference budget effective January 1 2007, including those funds earmarked 
for campus ministers' salaries and benefits, and program expenses; and 

Directs the Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry to work with our 
seven local campus ministry boards to 

Assess the current level of staffing, programming, and funding for campus 

ministry, 

Project future operating and capital needs for campus ministry in the North 

Carolina Conference, 

Develop a long range plan in consultation with local campus ministry boards to 

provide adequate funding for campus ministry, including a means to provide 

fund-raising sources; and 

Report its findings and recommendations to the 2007 Annual Conference. 



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Resolution 6: Address the current Renovation, Repair and Major 
Maitenance Capital Needs of Campus Ministry at East Carolina University 
and the Und/ersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Whereas, United Methodist campus ministry at two of the eleven academic 
institutions within the North Carolina Conference is located in the following facilities 
Campus ministry at East Carolina University 

House constructed circa 1920 and Student Center constructed circa 1950 

• Campus ministry at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

• Wesley Foundation building constructed circa 1965; and 

Whereas, the two annual conferences in North Carolina jointly funded the purchase/ 
building of these facilities; and students in each of these ministries are living in the 
respective residency facility in the context of intentional Christian community, with 
programs specifically designed for their spiritual formation and vocational discernment; 

Whereas, these facilities have current and pressing renovation, repair, and major 
maintenance capital needs including, but not limited to: 
HVAC repairs, replacements and upgrades 
Fire alarm systems 
Sprinkler systems 
Asbestos abatement 

Full ADA compliance, including handicapped accessibility 
Roof replacement 

Plumbing repair and replacement; and 
Whereas, capital expenditures and major maintenance line items were eliminated 
from the campus ministry budget of the State Commission on Campus Ministry 
beginning January 2004 in order to address the funding shortfall for campus ministry 
programs and campus ministers' salary and benefits; and 

Whereas, facilities may be called for and created in the future at these or other 
campus ministry locations across the Conference that also will have maintenance, 
repair and renovation needs; 

Therefore, be it resolved that the 2006 North Carolina Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church: 

Directs the annual conference leadership through the Commission on Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry to work with the East Carolina University and University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill local campus ministry boards to 

• Assess the current renovation, repair and major maintenance capital needs, 

• Develop a plan to assist in providing for these pressing capital needs, and 

• Report its findings and recommendations to the 2007 Annual Conference. 



Resolution 7: Internet Pornography 

Whereas internet pornography negates human dignity, equality, and mutuality, and 
is addictive to millions of individuals; and 

Whereas, internet pornography is pervasive and damaging to individuals, families, 
and society and promotes a separation in the relationship with Christ; andWhereas, 
internet pornography is inextricably linked to alienation in human relationships and 
distorts the sexual integrity of both women and men; and 

Whereas, the use of violent, aggressive themes often accompanying sexually 
explicit material is demeaning and damaging both to the viewer and to those 
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Whereas, internet pornography at heart is not about sexuality, either as a social 
evil or a universal right to freedom to expression, but really is about degradation, 
exploitation, coercion, and addiction; and 

Whereas, the vast majority of women involved in pornography are survivors of 
incest or child sexual abuse; and 

Whereas, sexually explicit images are not only widely available on the internet, 
particularly to children and youth, but also difficult to avoid when on-line; and 

Whereas, since pornography is relied upon as a source of information about 
sexuality, the Church needs to lead society in articulating an ethic which affirms God's 
good gift of human sexuality and protects the vulnerable from sexual exploitation, 
coercion and undue influence; and 

Whereas, the United Methodist Social principles state in paragraph 161-G: 

"We recognize that sexuality is God's good gift to all persons. We believe persons 
may be fully human only when that gift is acknowledged and affirmed by themselves, 
the church, and society. We call all persons to the disciplined, responsible fulfillment 
of themselves, others, and society in the stewardship of this gift. [W]e recognize that 
God challenges us to find responsible, committed and loving forms of expression. . . . 
We reject all sexual expressions that damage or destroy the humanity God has given 
us as birthright, and we affirm only that sexual expression that enhances that same 
humanity. We deplore all forms of the commercialization and exploitation of sex, with 
their consequent cheapening and degradation of human personality. The Church 
offers a unique opportunity to give quality guidance and education in this area. " 

Therefore, be it RESOLVED that the North Carolina Conference of the United 
Methodist Church affirms that it is opposed to internet pornography, and abhors sexual 
images involving children. 

Be it FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon the North Carolina Conference of 
the United Methodist Church, its agencies and local churches, to: 

(1) educate congregations about the issue of internet pornography; 

(2) seek strategies to reduce the proliferation of internet pornography; 

(3) work to break the link between internet pornography and the degradation of 
human relationships; 

(4) encourage monitoring and limiting access by children and youth to 
pornography and sexually explicit material through the internet; 

(5) participate in efforts to ban child pornography and protect child victims, 
including those exploited as well as those subjected to these images; 

(6) call for social responsibility in all media, including the internet, and work with 
local, national, and international groups that advocate for global media integrity in 
communicating sexual images of women, men, and children; 



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(7) Encourage those individuals accessing internet pornography such that it 
affects their personal relationships with others to seek treatment to break the cycle of 
addiction; and 

(8) participate in ecumenical and/or community efforts that study and address the 
issue of internet pornography and treatment of internet addictions. 



Resolution 8: Mental Health Crisis within North Carolina 

WHEREAS, the mental health system in North Carolina has continued to decline 
since the last Annual Conference, affecting thousands of North Carolinians and their 
families; 

WHEREAS, reforms instituted by the State to divert mental illness treatment form 
state hospitals to community-based programs are being undermined by the lack of 
programs within the communities offering treatment; 

WHEREAS parallel reforms within the community to close State-run mental health 
centers and refer patients to private providers has also led to confusion, reduction in 
treatment, and growing numbers of individuals who are no longer receiving help 
because communities lack both adequate private providers as well as transportation 
necessary for patients to utilize them; 

WHEREAS almost half of North Carolina counties have too few or no psychiatrists 
or psychologists required to conform to state treatment guidelines, much less to meet 
accepted standards of practice, with the greatest deficiencies reported in eastern 
North Carolina; 

WHEREAS the North Carolina General Assembly and federal government continue 
to cut funding for mental health, threatening the survival of current programs, much 
less any reforms or new initiatives; 

WHEREAS any intended savings supposedly gained form mental health cutbacks 
are more than offset by increased cost imposed on other governmental services, 
including but not limited to the prison system, hospital emergency rooms, and social 
services; 

WHEREAS the number of persons with or affected by mental illness continue to 
grow to epidemic proportions as great or greater than more visible physical diseases, 
making society's failure to respond a moral disgrace as well as a medical tragedy; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the the NC Commission of Church and 
Society of the North Carolina Annual Conference: 

1. Urge the NC Mental Health System to delay or defer implementation of 
community-based reforms until adequate community based programs are 
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2. Ask the state system to reconsider its elimination of regional mental health 
centers as treatment providers and restore the services they have previously 
offered; 

3. Urge state and federal leaders and lawmakers to increase, rather than 
decrease, funding for mental health programs and treatment; 

4. Request appropriate Conference agencies to develop educational programs 
on mental illness and ministering to the mentally ill for presentation within the 
local churches of our Conference, and urge each church to conduct such 
educational programs at least annually for our congregations. 

5. Take steps to increase the mental health benefit of the Conference's own 
health insurance for all who are enrolled in our plan to the fullest extent 
possible so that mental illness receives the same level of medical care as 
physical illness. 

6. Request that appropriate Conference agencies research ways in which they 
can advocate for increased funding for mental health research and treatment; 
educate the public on the realities of mental illness while fighting its stigma; 
affirming the spiritual worth of persons with mental illness and ministering to 
their spiritual needs; and to assist persons with mental illness and their 
families to achieve, maintain, or restore meaningful lives — socially, 
economically, and spiritually - while coping with their devastating illnesses; 
and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to appropriate 
Conference agencies for implementation, reported to the media, and distributed to 
state and federal leaders and legislators. 

N. C. Commission on Church and SocietyMarch 29, 2006 



Resolution 9: The Eradication of Hate Crimes 

With greater diversity, we can expect to see a rise in the incidence of hate crimes in our 
state. Hate crimes target individual victims, but they also victimize entire communities by 
creating fear, anger, and mistrust. On May 25, 2005, three cross burnings in three different 
locations in Durham, North Carolina captured national attention from print and televised 
media. And although this incident occurred in Durham, it is not limited to Durham, but 
symptomatic of many of the communities in North Carolina. 

WHEREAS, hate crimes result from the intentional selection of victims or property as 
the object of violence perpetrated against someone solely because of his or her race, 
religion, or national origin/ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual; 
andWHEREAS, in recent decades, the population of North Carolina has become 
increasingly diverse, both ethnically and culturally; andWHEREAS, hate crimes have 
increasingly involved children, youth and young adults as perpetrators and victims thereby 
causing intense stresses on family units, schools and churches; and 
WHEREAS, the eradication of hate crimes will intrinsically impact the challenge for the 
church and society to eliminate hatred and bigotry; and WHEREAS, let it be known 

that preaching the Word of God from the Bible and calling all to repent of their sins is not a 
hate crime 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Conference of the United 



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Methodist Church, accept and support The Book of Resolution #184, pages 464-465, 

"Hate Crimes" of the 2004 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

THEREFORE, BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Conference of the 

United Methodist Church urge it's members to engage in efforts to address hate-based 

activities in their communities and that this resolution be forwarded to the Conference 

Commission on Church and Society for implementation. 

Annual Conferences/Districts 

Renew the church's stand and commitment against hate crimes in any form 

and in any place. 

Call on the North Carolina Annual Conference to develop specific plans which 

will enable local churches to respond to hate group activities. 

Develop support groups (s) for persons active in antiracism strategies and for 

persons ministering to victims of hate crimes. 

Recommend that a response team to deal with hate crimes an violence in 

church and society be established by the Conference Commission on Church 

and Society. 

Local Churches 

Attention should be given to providing resources and assistance with children, 
youth, and young adults in churches, schools, and family units. Reference 
(The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church, 2004, #185, pages 
66-467). 

Individuals 

Should not be silent. If you are subject to an act of bigotry or racial violence, 
tell someone. Tell your family, your friends, neighbors, the church; seek 
support for yourself. Report the incident to police. Insist that the crime be 
reported as "hate crime." 

Church and Society 

Resolution 10: HIV/AIDS 

WHEREAS, for twenty years the General Conference of the United MethodistChurch 
has spoken with prophetic compassion to the global issue of HIV/AIDS; 

WHEREAS, according to UNAIDS, 40.3 million persons worldwide are infected with 
the HIV virus and approximately 600,000 children each year are infected; 13 million 
children have been orphaned due to the pandemic; 

WHEREAS, the United Nations has declared the pandemic is a global emergency, 
saying human life is threatened everywhere and world security is at risk as the world 
faces the worst health crisis in 700 years;WHEREAS, the General Conference 
committed itself to establishing the UnitedMethodist Global AIDS Fund (Advance Special 
#982345) and established a goal of raising $8 million during the 2005-8 
quadrennium;WHEREAS, this goal equates to one dollar per member of the United 
MethodistChurch over the quadrennium; 

WHEREAS, the NC Conference is engaged in significant and holistic HIV/AIDS 
ministry through the Zimbabwe Orphans Endeavor 

WHEREAS, the ZOE Board and United Methodist Global AIDS fund are interlocking 
and are working in a partnership arrangement as noted by Bishop Fritz Mutti, co-chair of 
the Global AIDS Fund Committee when he stated, 'Our objectives are intertwined, 
making an impact on the AIDS crisis is a formidable task, but we know we can 
accomplish more if we work together. 

'THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Conference is highly 
committed in responding to the global AIDS pandemic, and through the Zimbabwe 



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Orphans Endeavor, will continue in its partnership activities, fund raising, and resource 
provisions to the most vulnerable of children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Submitted by the Church and Society Committee 



Resolution 11: Care for Immigrants 

Whereas, scripture mandates that we welcome the stranger until we see the stranger 
as our neighbor. The Hebrew Bible tells us, "When strangers sojourn in your land, you 
shall not do them wrong. The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives 
among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" 
(Lev. 19:34) 

Whereas, further, as United Methodists we are baptized and initiated into the body 
of Christ by water and the Spirit. Through the vows taken and renewed at every baptism, 
we accept the freedom and power God gives us to reject evil, injustice, and oppression 
in whatever forms they present themselves. In confession Jesus Christ as our Savior 
we promise to serve him in union with people of all ages, nations, and races. (UMH 34) 

Whereas, Hispanic and Latino immigrants are the fastest growing segment of 
North Carolina's population. Upon arrival in our country as in our state, they suffer 
oppression and injustices that are incompatible with Christian scriptural and historical 
traditions. Undocumented immigrants are denied access to adequate housing, 
healthcare, and a living wage. Because of a lack of constitutional protection their 
economic need is exploited as they are forced to work extraordinary hours for a 
miniscule wage. The current immigration system has made it nearly impossible for 
many immigrants to achieve legal status. Documented and undocumented workers 
alike, face discrimination due to racism, which causes the association to be made 
between immigration policies and terrorism, and uses the immigrants as scapegoats 
for society's economic ills. 

Whereas, the lay people composing United Methodist Hispanic Ministries are 
baptized, faithful, active, tithing members of our churches, and a majority are 
undocumented. Therefore, we understand injustice waged against them as an assault 
on the Body of Christ. We thus call the church to faithfulness to the vows of baptism, 
resisting the injustice and oppression of this assault, and living in union with people of 
all ages, nations, and races. 

Whereas because Christ has died to reconcile us to himself, we are called to be a 
reconciled people, and to model that example for the world so that all may be saved. As 
an act of reconciliation, resistance to oppression, and an effort to live in union with one 
another; 

Therefore, we, the 2006 Annual Conference of the NCC of the United Methodist 
Church: call the church to: 

Recognize and struggle through self-education the contribution of Hispanic and 
Latino immigrants to American society, and the social injustice Hispanic and Latino 
people face. We further call the church to find creative ways to embrace their H/L 
neighbors through outreach, and pastoral care. 

As the North Carolina Annual Conference, we urge the Council of Bishops of the 
United Methodist Church to make a statement regarding immigration reform in order to 
bring injustices into view and voice our Biblical mandate to Love God and Neighbor. 

Finally we call on our elected officials to make and advocate for policies that create 
opportunities for immigrants to regularize their status upon the satisfaction of 
reasonable criteria, reducing the overall waiting time in order to end the exploitation and 
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Submitted on behalf the Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Committee 

The North Carolina Conference 

The United Methodist Church 

Sadot Mendez, chair 

Rosanna Panizo, secretary 

Resolution 12: Missioner, Pastors and Leadership to Hispanic/Latino in the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Whereas: The 2004 Discipline of the UMC establishes: 

20271. Provisions for Lay Missioners - Lay missioners are committed laypersons, 
mostly volunteers, who are willing to be trained and work in a team with a pastor-mentor to 
develop faith communities, establish community ministries, develop church school 
extension programs, and engage in congregational development. All lay missioners must 
follow the guidelines established by the National Committee on Hispanic Ministries of the 
National Plan for Hispanic Ministries and may be certified by their annual conference. If 
annual conferences choose to certify lay missioners, they must do so according to the 
guidelines. They are accountable to their pastor-mentor as members of the ministry team. 
The ministry team is accountable to the local congregation or sponsoring body that 
established the goals for the procedures of the annual conference where assigned. The 
concept of lay missioners is theologically based in the ministry of the laity. While lay 
missioners are engaged in a variety of ministries, their purpose is to complement, not 
replace, pastors. 

1112. See Judicial Council Decision 693. 

Whereas: According to the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry guidelines, a 
District Superintendent should be part of the Hispanic Ministries Team. 

Whereas: There is a half time Hispanic Director that has been hired by the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. 

Whereas: North Carolina has the fastest growing Hispanic/Latino population in the 
country, imposing a pressing and immediate need for leadership in our churches that are 
theologically prepared, as well as knowledgeable of the Hispanic/Latino culture and tongue. 

Whereas: The appointments and hiring of personnel for Hispanic/Latino ministry 
should be in accordance with the objectives and goals of The North Carolina Annual 
Conference Comprehensive Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries. 

Whereas: The Hispanic/Latino Ministries Committee has determined a need to 
acquire and maintain the connection among its ministries and with all levels of the structure 
of our conference. 

Therefore, be it resolved that the North Carolina Annual Conference has committed 
to accompaniment with the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Committee and Office of Hispanic/ 
Latino Ministries in ministry to the Hispanic/Latino people, and this commitment can be 
affirmed in the following ways: 

1. That a cabinet representative is assigned to the Hispanic/Latino Ministries 
Committee for the North Carolina Conference in compliance with the National 
Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries. 

2. That the position of Hispanic/Latino Ministries Director be a full-time position, 
in order to provide the availability necessary to facilitate the call for increased 
availability and leadership responsibilities as is necessary to navigate, guide, 
and support current, new, and emerging Hispanic/Latino ministries in our 
annual conference. 

3. That all the appointments of pastors, hiring of lay missioners, and of any 
other kind of Hispanic/Latino leadership should follow the channels already 
provided in our discipline and UMC tradition, maintaining the connection of 
Hispanic/Latino ministries by supporting communication among these 
ministries and their pastors with the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Committee 
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That in order to serve and strengthen every Hispanic/Latino outreach or 
ministry that is begun in any local church or district, the office of Hispanic/ 
Latino Ministries and the Hispanic/Latino Ministries Committee offer and 
commit themselves as a resource to advise and equip local churches or 
districts to engage in Hispanic/LAtino Ministries in their communities. 



Submitted on behalf the Hispanic/Latina Ministries Committee 

The North Carolina Conference 

The United Methodist Church 

Sadot Mendez, Chair 

Rosanna Panizo, Scretary 

Resolution 12: Support of the Federal Trust Responsibility for the Lumbee 
Tribe 

Whereas, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has been recognized as Indians by 
the State of North Carolina for more than 100 years; and 

Whereas, the Lumbee people are descendants of the Cheraw Indians and have 
historically maintained their identity through the years; and 

Whereas, in 1956 the United States Congress enacted the "Lumbee Act" which 
federally recognized the Lumbee as American Indian but withheld any federal trust 
responsibilities because of this status as Indian for Indian services and benefits; and 

Whereas, the United States Department of Interior has determined that it lacks the 
authority to grant full recognition to the Lumbee Tribe because the 1956 Lumbee Act is 
federal law forbidding the federal relationship - making plain that Congress must act 
through corrective legislation; and 

Whereas it is the desire of the Lumbee people to enjoy the federal trust relationship 
with the United States in much the same manner as other Tribes; and 

Whereas, the Lumbee Tribe has over 40,000 making it the eighth largest tribe in 
America and the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River; and 

Whereas, Senator Elizabeth Dole has introduced S. 660 and U.S. Congressman 
Mike Mclntyre has introduces HR 21 in the United States Congress that will extend full 
federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina 

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United 
Methodist Church fully endorses the efforts of Senator Dole and Congressman Mclntyre 
and calls upon all members of Congress for the passage of federal legislation that 
establishes a federal trust responsibility and tribal sovereignty; and 

Further, Be It Resolved that the resolution be sent to the US House of 
Representative Majority Speaker and to the US Senate Majority Speaker for the Lumbee 
Indians for full acknowledgment of the federal trust responsibility of the Lumbee Tribe. 



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Southeastern Jurisdiction 

The SEJ Connectional Table, under the leadership of Bishop Charlene Kammerer, 
continues to give leadership and set direction for the ministry of the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction. An organizational task group and a task group to study the relationship of 
SEJ Agencies is studying the entire organization of the jurisdiction at the direction of 
the 2004 Jurisdictional Conference. They continue their work to make our unique 
jurisdiction more effective. 

The entire jurisdiction was saddened with the complete destruction of Gulfside 
Assembly located in Waveland, Mississippi, one of our seven agencies, as the result 
of Hurricane Katrina. The Gulfside Board of Trustees has named a long-range study 
group to look to the future in order to determine how they might serve the needs of the 
United Methodist Church at this renowned historical African-American mission center. 
The Southeastern Jurisdiction Ministries for Adult Rehabilitation (SEMAR) worked 
through a number of challenges this past year in order to reclaim its mission and 
vision for the future. The SEJ Connectional Table and SEMAR celebrate a partnership 
with the Western North Carolina Conference through Givens Estates, Inc., in Asheville. 
Givens has agreed to be the lead partner in a senior adult housing project located at 
Lake Junaluska. 

We continue to celebrate the ministries of the remaining five agencies of the 
jurisdiction: Hinton Rural Life Center, Intentional Growth Center, Archives and History, 
Southeastern Jurisdictional Native American Ministries and UM Volunteers in Mission. 
They each offer their focused ministries with annual conferences and local churches. 
All seven agencies of the SEJ fall under the total ministry of the jurisdiction. 

Ministry within the SEJ continues to expand and grow. The focus of the SEJ 
Ministry Team for this quadrennium is Cultivating Spiritual Leaders. Events and 
resources are aligning to this end as we take seriously the vision of making disciple- 
makers and connecting the jurisdiction through networking opportunities. Staff 
leaders are working to discern needs of the jurisdiction with a focus on adults, youth 
and young adults, laity, clergy and ethnic constituencies. At this writing, a new staff 
position focusing on strengthening the African-American churches of our jurisdiction is 
in process. Our staff is committed to moving into the future with careful planning and 
evaluation of existing resources. 

The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center had 97,000 guest nights in 
2005, down from the previous year. We are proud that 55% of those served are United 
Methodist. We have an extensive marketing program to tell the story and mission of 
Lake Junaluska and the jurisdiction. We have just completed renovation of an 
additional 50 rooms at the Terrace Hotel, which completes the renovation. The Harrell 
Center auditorium was recently recarpeted, the hallways and restrooms rejuvenated. 
Inspiration Point, located at the west end of Lambuth Inn, is complete and will receive 
a life-size statue of Christ this spring adding another significant place for reflection and 
spiritual formation at Lake Junaluska. 

We appreciate the local churches that have chosen to meet the challenge of $.50 
per member for the quadrennial special asking for the renovation of the Lake 
Junaluska dam. Phase 3 of the work has been completed and State of North Carolina 
inspectors have encouraged us to continue with the schedule that has been set for 
repairs. The special asking collections totaled $113,470.36. 

The SEJ Connectional Table approved the Junaluska Assembly Community 
Council (JACC) as an advisory group to Residential Services. The election and 
ratification of this council was completed by the residents and began meeting in 
March. 

We continue to appreciate the apportionment payments from all annual 
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Conference apportionment payments were $1,768,794.88. The collection percentage 
was 82.0%. The council's allocation of that collection was $1,631,890, an increase 
over the 2004 collection. 

The General Commission on Religion and Race met with the staff and the 
Connectional Table of the jurisdiction in the fall, monitoring our progress in becoming 
inclusive. They were very complimentary of the hard work that has been done to 
ensure the SEJ becomes an inclusive organization. 

We continue to make progress with our Capital Campaign, having received $8.3 
million. Pledges for the Bethea Welcome Center are being completed with the hope of 
beginning construction this year. Toward the end of the year, we will begin to raise 
funds to build a new clubhouse for the Junaluska Golf Course. 

We are grateful for the work of the elected members on the Connectional Table 
and those who serve as leaders in other areas of ministry. Those who serve from the 
North Carolina Conference are: 

Bishop Alfred Wesley Gwinn, Jr. 
Elizabeth Q. Frazier 
Gary W.