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Windows 
to the 
Future 

Of the 
North Carolina 
^ Annual Conference 



UNITED METHODIST BUILDING STAFF DIRECTORY 

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

BISHOP'S OFRCE 

Marion M. Edwards (Bishop, Raleigh Area) EMAIL:bishopmme@nccumc.org Ext 242 

Sandy Smith (Admin.Sec.to the Bishop) EAV\lL:smsmith@nccumc.org ExL 242 

Bishop's Office FAX (919) 832-4721 

MINISTERIAL RELATIONS OFFICE 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Admin. Asst.to the Bishop) EMAIL:fbjjr@nccumc.org ExL 246 

Robbie Ban^tt (Sr.Admin.Assistant) EMAIL:rwbarrett(a'nccumc.org Ext 245 

Lynn Monis (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:Ijmorris@nccumc.org Ext 244 

CONFERENCE COUNCO, ON MINISTRIES OFFICE 

Hope Morgan Ward (Exec.Dir.,CCOM) EMAIL:hmward@nccumc.org Ext 249 

(CCOM Administration; Disaster Response; Health/Human Semices [Retirement Homes, Home for 
Children, Golden Cross]; Higher Ed/Campus Ministry; Meth.Brd.of Publication; Nominations; Task Force 
Initiatives) 

Linda Harris (Admin.Asst./Off.Mgr) EMAIL:leeharris@nccumc.org Ext 247 

Linda Snnith (Print Shop Dir.) EMAlL:umcprintshop@nccumc.org Ext 238 

Stephen C. Compton (Assoc.Dir.) EMAIL:sconnpton@nccumc.org Ext 268 

(CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Church Planning/Research; Clergy/Staff Leader Development; 
Congrega.Development; New Church Development; Scouting; $10 Club; United Meth.Men; Worship) 

Becky Hayes (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:beckyh@nccumc.org Ext 256 

Jinuny F. Cunrunings (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:jnoyd@nccumc.org Ext 255 

(MULTICULTURAL/SOCIAL MINISTRIES: Church/Governmental Relations; Church/Society; Christian 
Clnity/lnterreligious Concerns; COSROW; CriminalJustice/ Mercy Ministries; EMLCConcerns; Hispanic 
Ministry Task Force; Hunger/Human Need; Native American Ministries; Religion/Race) 

AdiTiinistrative Assistant Ext 254 

Bruce E. Stanley (Assoc.Dir.) EAVML:bstan 123@nccumc.org Ext 259 

(MISSIONS/EVANGELISM: Board of Missions, Inc., Loans; Constmction Assistance/Loans/ Grants to 
Local Churches; Evangelism/Church Renewal; Missions/Outreach; Operation Classroom-Liberia; Peru 
Covenant; Project AGAPE-Armenia) 

LeeAnne Thornton (Admin.Asst.) E/v\AlL:lbthornton@nccumc.org Ext 258 

Carol D. Hayes (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:carolhayes@nccumc.org Ext 257 

(EDUCATION/LAY MINISTRIES: Nurturing Ministries-Children Adults, Singles, Families; January Work- 
shops; Lay Ministries/Lay Speaker Training; Leadership Development, Spiritual Formation; United 
Meth.Women) 

Becl^ Hayes (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:beckyh@nccumc.org Ext 256 

Sue EUen Nicholson (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:senicholson@nccumc.org Ext 253 

(YOUTH/CAMPING MINISTRIES: Camping/Outdoor Ministries; Conference Youth Events; Youth 
Ministries; Youth Service Fund) 

Stephanie Suggs (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:sasuggs@nccumc.org Ext 252 

Wilbum L(BiU) Norton,Jr. (Assoc.Dir.) EMA]L:bnorton@nccumc.org Ext 263 

(COMMUNICATIONS/STEWARDSHIP: Communications/Information Highway Task Force; Church 
Finance Interpretation; Local Church Computer Consultation; Media Center Supemision; Production of 
Conference Newsletter-CONNECTINGS; News Releases/Media Relations; Stewardship Resourcing/ 
Consultation; Webpage Administrator) 

LeeAnne Thornton (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:lbthornton@nccumc.org Ext 258 

Laura Bailey (Media Ctr Dir.) EMAlL:libaiiey@nccumc.org Ext 264 

CONFERENCE TREASURER'S OFFICE 

J. Allen Norris, Jr. (Conf.Treas./Bus.Mgr) EAVML:janorris@nccumc.org Ext 229 

Sharon E. Strother (Controller) EMAlL:sestrother@nccumc.org Ext 230 

Caroline Buckland (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:caroline(g)nccumc.org Ext 233 

(Group Insurance Receipts/Claims Payments; Duke Endowment, Equitable 
Compensation; Golden Cross Disbursements) 

Chris Bredbenner (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:chrisyb@nccumc.org Ext 231 

(Accounts Payable; Financial Reports) 

Diana Hunter (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:drhunter@nccumc.org Ext 232 

(Labels; Loans Receivable; Remittances; Tables I & II Data) 

Eva Mathers (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:eemathers@nccumc.org Ext 235 

(Apportionments; Financial Reports; General Ledger Accountant) 

Alison Smith (Admin.Asst.) EMAJL:awsmith@nccumc.org Ext 234 

(Board of Trustee Matters; CFA; Moving Expenses; Payroll) 

CONFERENCE SECRETARY'S OFFICE 

James L Bryan (Conference Secretary) Ext 223 

Evelyn Lane (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:ewlane(a)nccumc.org Ext 222 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS COORDINATOR'S OFFICE 

C. Robert Pollock (MIS Dir.) EAVML:rcbbiepollock(anccumc.org Ext 225 

Megan Kelley (Receptionist) EMAIL:mkelley@nccumc.org Ext 

CJNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INC. OFFICE 

Douglas L Byrd (Exec.Dir.) EMAlL:dlbyrd@nccumc.org Ext 228 

Gina Schwenn (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:vlschwenn@nccumc.org Ext 294 

Betty Simonson (Secretary) EAlML:basimons@nccumc.org Ext 227 



JOURNAL 

of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 

The United Methodist Church 

Southeastern Jurisdiction 

1997 



Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828 - 1939 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837 - 1844 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845 - 1939 

Blue Ridge - Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1879 - 1939 

Eastern District, North Carolina - Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, The 

Methodist Church, 1940 - 1967 

being 

The Thirtieth Session of The United Methodist Church and the One Hundred 

Seventy-second Session of the oldest constituent member Conference of United 

Methodism in the North Carolina Conference 

June 9-12, 1997 



Marion M. Edwards, Presiding Bishop 

James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by: James L. Bryan 

Composition and Desk Top Publishing by: Evelyn W. Lane, Editorial Assistant 

Printed by: Chamblee Graphics, Raleigh, NC 

PRICE: $10.00 



Our 1997 North Carolina Annual Conference Emphasis 
WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE 

The Church is always seeking to be faithful to God's future. This process includes 
scriptural examination of where we are and prayerful consideration of where we need to 
be. Through these four days of shared community we hope not just to administer the 
business of annual conference, but to focus the gaze of delegates to the far reaching 
opportunities of God's future. 



Monday - Glimpsing In and Out 



Tuesday - Gazing Now and Then 



Wednesday - Grasping New and Old 



Thursday - Giving Hope and Help 




1997 - 1998 Conference Extended Cabinet 

Seated, 1. to r. - H. Sidney Huggins III, Kermit L. Braswell, Albert Shuler, William M. 
Presnell, Jack L. Hunter; second row - Ruth E. Harper Stevens, J. Thomas Smith, 
Thomas E. Loftis, James C. Lee, Ben C. Rouse, Rodney G. Hamm, Hope M. Ward; third 
row - J. Allen Morris, F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Bishop Marion M. Edwards, and Samuel 
Wynn. 




1997 Elders 

First row, I. to r. - Bishop Marion Edwards, Hope Adkins Vickers, Judith Bolen Drye, 
James Clifford Reed, Luise Katharine Weinrich, Richard Owen Greenway, Lisa Ellen 
Creech Bledsoe, and Zella Sparks Carpenter; second row - Paul Ralph Dunham, Edward 
Carlton Hill, Gerald Kevin Baker, Steven Neil Formo, Barry Page Drum, Larry Glynn 
Patrick, and Joyce Darnell Odom. 



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1997 Deacons in Probationary/Associate Membership 

First row, I. to r., - Bishop Marion Edwards, Regina Henderson, Bronnie Frank 
McMabb, Jr., Carl Harnett King, Stewart Allen Crank, Sr., James Micheal Burner, Gregory 
Carlton Minnick, Danielle Augusta Hargett Spiwak, Steven Michael Edwards, Donna Lynne 
Fowler-Marchant, Michael Edward Rocheleau, and Connie Marie Claggett Stutts; second row 
- Shana Deanetia Harrison, Harold Dean Blackburn, Jr., Allison Brady Hocutt, James Harold 
McLean, Warren Trail Heitzenrater, Sidney Gene Hadden, Meal Eddins Wingfield, Louis Alan 
Sasser, Raymond Collins Warren, Gilliam Perry Wise, and Bettye Donne Poole. Not pictured: 
Albert Deon Mosley 




1997 Deacons in Full Connection 

First row, 1. to r., - Bishop Marion Edwards, Linda Susan Logston, Carol Dell Hayes, 
William James Weisser, Robert James Irvine, Elaine Ailing Lilliston, Richard Jerome 
Williams, and Patricia Villines Hicks; second row - Denise Conner Waters, Harold Dean 
Jacobs, Stephen Walton Vaughn II, David Anthony Argo, Patricia Jean Sellers Lykins, 
Mary Jane Pierce Norton, and Robert Lewis Huckaby. 




1997 Diaconal Ministers 

Amy Lynn Cole Kelley, Bishop Marion Edwards, and Mark David Haines 




1997 Retirees 

First row, i. to r. - Otto & Betty Hardt, J. O. & Ruth Jernigan, Bob Rudd, and Bob 
& Janice Baldridge; second row -John & Nancy Andrews, Gerald & Dorothy Massey, Bill 
& Dorothy Rudd, and Jackie Maness; third row - Jim & Mary Short, Rufus & Betty Lou 
Stark, Eric & Melissa Carson, and Tracy Maness. Not pictured - J. C. & Sue Alexander, 
Bobby & Marybel Black, Paul & Myrna Granger, Bob & Alethea Hargrove, Bob & Donna 
Harris, Rudy Hodge, John & Elizabeth Mackey, Ed & Eleanor Privette, Robin & Marilee 
Scroggs, and Woody & Libby Woodcock. 



Certificate of (^bination 



This is to certify that % 9^rim M. 'Edwards, one. of the bishops of The United 
'M.ttfiodist ChuTcfi, at 9A.etfwdist CoUege in J^ayeUeviUe, 9{prtfi CaroCina on June 9, 1997 
did ordain 'ECders as foUows: 



geraid 'Kevin 'BaJ^er 
'Barry 'Faae 'Drum 
Steven O^eiC^Formo 
Joyce 'Darnell O dam 
nope SldlQ.ns 'Uid^ers 



Lisa 'ECten Creech "Bledsoe 

Judith "Bokn Drye 
Hiichard Owen greenzvay 

Larry Qfyrm. 'Patrid^ 
Luise 'Kjttfiarine 'Weinridt 



ZeUa Sparh Carpenter 
TauClicUph Dunham 
Edward Carhon ^ild 
James Clifford l^ed 

iMarion !M. Edwards 
(Bishop, 'Kgkigh Area 



Certificate of (^bination 



T^is is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the Bishops of The United 
"Methodist Church, at Methodist College in Jayettevitte, 9\Corth Carolina on June 9, 1997 
did ordain 'Deacons in *ProBatumanj/Associate Manbersfup as follows: 



HaroU Dean 'BtaMum, Jr. Stewart Alkn Crant Sr. 



Steven Michael Edwards 
"Warren "TraCC !Heitzenrater 
CardKamett "King 
Qregory Carlton Minnid(^ 
Michael Edward "Rgcheleau 
^Raymond Collins "Warren 



Sidney Qene 9{aaaen 

"Kegina "Henderson 

James "Harold McLean 

**JllBert Deon Mosley 

Daniel[eAugustaHargettSpi'Wcd(^ 

O^alEddins "Winajield 



'gyW "TX Conference **'MS Conference. 



James Michead Dumer 

Shana Deanetia Harrison 

Mison Brady Hocutt 

*Bronnie 0^ranl(^Mc'Hci6B,Jr. 

Bettye Donne "Pook 

Connie Marie Clcygett Stutts 

Qiltiam "Perry "Wise 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, 'Kaieigh Area 



Certificate of (^bination 



This is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the bishops of The "United 
"Methodist Church, at Methodist College in "Jcojettevilie, "Hgrth Carolina on June 9, 1997 
did ordain Deacons in JulC Connection as follows: 



David Anthony Argo 
^Sert Lewis Huci(gBy 
Elaine Ailing Lilliston 
Mary Jane "Pierce <J{prton 
"William James 'Weisser 



Carol DeU Hayes 

lipSert James Irvine 

Linda Susan Logston 

Stephen "Walton "Vaughn 11 

"Kichard Jerome "Williams 



Patricia "Villines Hiclq 

Harold Dean Jacobs 

Patricia Jean Setters Lyl(ins 

Denise Conner "Waters 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, ^Raleigh Area 



Certificate of Cons;ecration 



"This is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the bishops of The "United 
Methodist Church, at Methodist College in<Jayetteville, "Horth Carolina on June 9, 1997 
did consecrate 'DiaconaC Ministers as follows: 



Marl<i David Haines 



Amy Lynn Cole "KtUey 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, "Kaieigh Area 



7 sin^G 

o_« , ^ , ^^ TABLE OF CONTENTS /99'7 

Section I: Conference Officers and Related Ministries ' ^ 7 / 

A. Certificate of Ordination .... ^ 

B. Conference Officers .y 

C. Conference Cabinet and Council on Ministries Staff ' '. ]l 

D. Conference Related Ministries 1% 

Section II: Conference Organization ^-^ 

A. 1997 Annual Conference Organization and Personnel 17 

B. Quadrennially Hected Ministries ^ ' 

I' 1QQ7 ' Iq§« g°"f^''^"S? Council on Ministries, Membership of 18 

i no? ■ RR§ Program Boards and Agencies ^ jq 

r A 1,997 - 1998 Administrative Boards and Agencies ... 04 

C. Annual and Term Sections ^^ 

r^ l?l^ : ^^^? ,?'f^'^^ Officers and Committees P7 

D. Alphabetical Rolls ■^' 

1. Conference Clergy and Diaconal Directory ... -ai 

2. Widows of Deceased Clergy ... 5-4 

c,^-^- m ^y Members - 1997 Annual Conference '.'.'.'.'.'.'. inn 

Secbon III: Conference Proceedings ^"" 

A. 1997 Annual Conference Program 11 = 

B. Rules of Order and Procedure .U^ 

C. Journal of Proceedings - Daily Minutes . . \oi 

Business of the Conference (Disciplinary Questions) .■.■.■.:.■:::: 14O 

1997 - 1998 Appointment Ust . . . . {7^ 

E. Reports of the Annual Conference 

1. LEGISLATION 

Clergy Moving Expense, Committee on ... . 101 

Conference Council on Ministries 

Charter .^~ 

Program Calendar and Advance Specials . 10^ 

Nominations *^ {g^ 

Conference Staff Relations, Committee on 10^ 

Diaconal Ministry/Deacons, Division of Board of Ordained Ministry ." 193 

Disability, Joint Committee on . . ^ jqc 

Equitabfe Compensation, Commission on . jofi 

hnance and Administration, Conference Council on onr\ 

Insurance, Committee on . . . ^Vi 

Ordained Ministry, Board of p| i 

Nominations for Administrative Review Committee ?1? 

Conference Relations, Committee on 01 fi 

Continuing Education, Committee on piR 

Identification and Enlistment, Committee on . 71 n 

Ministenal Education Fund pjo 

v^'J;^ Carolina Pastors' School & Duke Divinity SchoorConvocation' ' ' 219 
Kdsiorai <^are, <^ommittee on ... . ' ';)-^r\ 

Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Committee on .' .' 221 

Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on . . . 221 

Past Service Pension Uability, Task Force on . . 222 

Pensions, Board of ... . 55^ 

Peru Covenant Task Force . . . .' iin 

2. RESOLUTIONS 237 

3. REPORTS 238 

r^I^frT^f^^'?-" °^ 9^'"9Xl".^PP°'"^'^ents in Extension Ministries 239 

Conference Council on Ministries, Reports of 0/^ 

Archives and History, Commission on . . 240 

Chnstian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Commission' on '. 241 

Church and Society, Commission on . . ^V> 

Communications, Commission on 242 

Congregational Development, Commission on . . 242 

Disaster Preparedness, Committee on . . 24^ 

Education, Commission on 

Ethnic Local Church Cone 
Evangelism, Commission on 
tn and Human Servic 

Asbury Homes, Inc 0/17 

Golden Cross ^Vj 

The Methodist Home for Children & Family Services 247 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. . 249 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Commission on 250 

Campus Ministry, State Commission on 250 

The Divinity School of Duke University ... 251 

Laity, Commission on ... . ^iX 

Methodist Board of Publication, inc. 253 



Ethnic Local Church Concerns^ Committee on' .' .' 245 

hvangelism, Commission on ... . ^45 

Healt^ and Human Sen/ices Ministries, Commission on '. 246 



Missions and Outreach, Commission on 253 

Native American Ministry, Committee on 254 

Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Commission on 254 

Prison Ministry and Prison Reform, Committee on 255 

Religion and Race, Commission on 256 

Status and Role of Women, Commission on 257 

Stewardship, Commission on 257 

Worship, Commission on 258 

Council of Bishops' Initiative on Children & the Impoverished, Task Force on 258 

District Superintendents, Composite Report of 259 

The Duke Endowment 262 

Episcopacy, Committee on 262 

Lay Person of the Year Presentation 264 

Partners in Caring, North Carolina Conference 265 

Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council 266 

Statistician, Report of (Tables I and 11) 268 

Trustees, Conference Board of 270 

United Methodist Foundation, Inc 270 

United Methodist Men 273 

United Methodist Women 274 

United Methodist Youth 275 

1996-99 NC Conference Inclusiveness Plan Calendar 275 

Section IV: Historical Records 

A. Deceased This Year 282 

B. Memoirs 283 

C. Roll of Dead 299 

D. Historical Statement and Sessions of the Annual Conference 300 

Section V: Pastoral and Diaconal Rolls 

A. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Full Connection 303 

B. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Associate Members 328 

C. Alphabetical Roll and Records - Diaconal Ministers 330 

D. Chronological Roll and Records - (FC, AM, PM, FL, PL, SL & Diaconal) 331 

Section VI: Statistical Records 

A. Board of Operations and Treasurer's Report 

B. Local Church Statistics 
Index to the Ccmference Journal 




1997 Lay Person of the Year 

Lay Person of the Year, LaNella Smith (second from right), is presented her award 
from Robby Lowry (right), Conference Lay Leader. Others pictured, 1. to r., are her Pastor, 
the Reverend Walter McLeod of Asbury Temple in Durham, her District Superintendent, 
the Reverend Albert Shuler, and Bishop Marion M. Edwards. 



Conference Officers 
and Related Ministries 



SECTION I 




Officers. Staff & Related Ministries 1 



1 1 Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 

CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

Marion M. Edwards Resident Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 203,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 EMail:bishopmme@nccumc.org 

Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)832-4721 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 213,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 EMail:fbiJr@nccumc.org 

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

James L. Bryan Secretary 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 108,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

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

Assistant Secretaries: Stephen N. Little, 

R.Martin Armstrong Ill,Wanda Casteel, Cathy Draper,H. Dennis Draper,Doris T.Fox, 

Elizabeth H.Hood, Dennis P.Levin,Duane R.Partin, Timothy S.Taylor 

George D. Speake Statistician 

Post Office Box 376 

Shallotte, NC 28459 

Telephone: (910)754-4840 EMail:gspeake(5)nccumc.org 

J. Allen Morris, Jr Treasurer-Business Manager 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 116,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, INC 27605 EMail:janorris(5)nccumc.org 

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

Sharon Strother Controller 

EMail:sestrother@nccumc.org 

Robby Lowry Lay Leader 

2056NCHwy 710S. 

Rowland, NC 28383 

Telephone: (910)521-4629 

Jeanne Rouse President, United Methodist Women 

Post Office Box 1642 
Laurinburg, NC 28353-1642 
Telephone: (910)277-1350 

Guy Tilley President, United Methodist Men 

4156 Burch Bridge Rd. 

Burlington, NC 27217 

Telephone: (910)584-7470 

Albert Meyer President, United Methodist Youth 

2804 Coventry Rd. 

Durham, NC 27707 

Telephone: (919)493-2231 

Wilson Hayman Chancellor 

PO Box 10096 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Telephone: (919)783-1140 



Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 12 

EXTENDED CONFERENCE CABINET 

Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards 

Officers 

Dean Ruth Harper Stevens 

Secretary Ben C. Rouse 

Treasurer William M. Presnell 

District Superintendents 

Burlington: Rodney G. Hamm,31 18 Truitt Dr., Burlington 27215 . (910)584-7959 

FAX (910)585-0260 

Durhan\: Albert Shuler,522 S.Duke St., Durham 27701 (919)682-6439 

FAX (919)956-9172 

Elizabeth Gfiy.William M.Presnell,POBox 1662,Elizabeth City 27906 . (919)335-2415 

EMAlL:ecdistrict@ecsu.campus.mci.net FAX (919)335-5127 

Fayetteville: J.Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Rd.,Fayetteville 28305 (910)485-2734 

E/viML:faydist@aol.com FAX (910)483-7987 

Goldsboro: James C. Lee.Box 1516,Goldsboro 27534 (919)734-5324 

EAV\1L: 1 umc@entrsft.com FAX (9 1 9)734-2677 

Greenville: H.Sidney Huggins 111,215 Commerce St,Greenville 27858. (919)756-3918 

FAX (919)756-5991 

f^eu) Bern: Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Rd., New Bern 28562. . (919)637-4600 

EAlAlL:nbdist@coastalnet.com FAX (919)637-9404 

Raleigh: Kermit L.Braswell,POBox 10955,Raleigh 27605 (919)834-5100 

FAX (919)834-7989 

Rockingham: Ben C.Rouse,POBox 1588,Laurinburg 28353 (910)276-6641 

FAX (910)276-6641 

Rocky MountThomas E. Loftis,3621 Sheffield Dr.,Rocky Mt.27803. . (919)443-5540 

EMAlL:teloftis@juno.com FAX (919)443-5540 

Sanford: Jack L.Hunter,1511 Columbine Rd.,Sanford 27330 .. (919)775-7041 

FAX (919)774-6558 
Wilmington: Ruth H. Stevens,2201 Lynnwood Dr,Wilmington28403 (910)762-0400 

FAX (910)763-8043 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Ministerial Rdations: 

F.BeltonJoyner,Jr.,POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMAlL:jbjjr@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Executive Director, Conference Council on A^inistries: 

Hope Morgan Ward.POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMAlL:hmward@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Conference Treasurer-Business Manager: 

J.Allen Morris, Jr., POBox 10955,Raleigh 27605 .... (919)832/9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EAAAlL:janorris@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Home Phone: 919-787-2616 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF 

Hope Morgan Ward Executive Director 

EMAlL:hmward@nccumc.org 

Sue Ellen Nicholson Associate Director for Camping & Youth 

EAV\lL:senicholson@nccumc.org 

Carol D. Hayes Associate Director for Christian Education & Lay Ministries 

EMAIL:carolhayes@nccumc.org 

Wilburn L. Norton, Jr Associate Director for Communications & Stewardship 

EMAlL:bnorton@nccumc.org 

Stephen C. Compton Associate Director for Congregational Development 

EMAIL:scompton@nccumc.org 

Bruce E. Stanley Associate Director for Evangelism & Missions 

EMAIL:bstan 123@nccumc.org 
Jimmy F. Cummings Associate Director for Multicultural Relations & Social Ministries 

EMAIL:jfloyd@nccumc.org 
The Gnited Methodist Building/1307 Glenwood Ave./POBox 10955/Raleigh,NC 27605 
TELEPHONE: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 



13 Officers. Staff & Related Ministries 

CONFERENCE RELATED MINISTRIES 

CAMPS 

Chestnut Ridge: Bill Howington, Mgr/Dir, 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd., Efland, 
NC 27243, Telephone: (919)304-3900 or FAX (919)563-3559, EMail:cannpcr@aol.com 

Don Lee: John A. Farmer, Mgr/Dir, 315 Camp Don Lee Rd., Arapahoe, NC 28510, 
Telephone:(919)249-1106 or 1-800-535-5475 or FAX (919)249-0497, EMail:john@ 
donleecenter.org 

Ken- Lake: P O Box 220, Middleburg, NC 27556 (May through October), Telephone: 
(919)438-3487 

Rockfish: Dennis Tawney, Mgr/Dir, Rt. 1, Box 15, Parkton, NC 28371, Telephone: 
(910)425-3529 or F/\X (910)425-8665, EMail:camprock@foto.infi.net 

COLLEGES 

Duke University: Nannerl O. Keohane, President, Duke University, Durham, NC 
27706, Telephone: (919)684-2424 or F/\X (919)684-3050 

Louisburg College: Ronald L. May, President, Louisburg, NC 27549, Telephone: 
(919)496-2521 or F/\X (919)496-7141 

Methodist College: M. Elton Hendricks, President, Fayetteville, NC 283 1 1, Telephone: 
(910)630-7005 or 1-800-488-7110 or FAX (910)630-2123 

North Carolina Wesleyan College: John B. White, President, Rocky Mount, NC 
27804, Telephone: (919)985-5100 or 1-800-488-6292 or FAX (919)977-3701 

COLLEGE RELATED MINISTRIES 
NC Conference College Chaplains: 

Louisburg CoUege: Sidney E. Stafford, 410 W. Noble St., Louisburg. NC 27549, 
(Study) (919)496-2521, (Home) (919)496-4779 

Methodist College: Carrie W. Parrish, 719 Maxwell St., Stedman, NC 28391, (Study) 
(910)483-3860, (Home) (910)630-7157 

NC Wesleyan College: Kirk B. Oldham, 1309 Drivers Cir., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, 
(Study) (919)985-5181, (Home) (919)446-2900 
United Methodist Campus Ministers in North Carolina: 

A & T State University: Sadye Joyner Milton, 913 Bluford St., Greensboro, NC 
27401, (Study) (910)273-5691 

Appalachian State University: Gary Richardson, 416 Howard St., Boone, NC 28607, 
(Study) (704)264-9606, (Home) (704)963-7832, EMail:barnie@appstate.campus.mci.net 

Duke University: Oli Jenkins, Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708- 
0974, (Study) (919)684-6735, (Home) (919)286-1109 

East Carolina University: Dan Earnhardt. 501 E. Fifth St., P O Box 8245, Greenville, 
NC 27835,(Study)(91 9)758-2030,(Home)(91 9)355-2430,EMail:deamhardt(S)skantech.com 

MC Central University: Sir Walter Mack, Jr., P O Box 19353, Durham, NC 27707, 
(Study) (919)560-6100, (Home) (919)220-7706 

NC State University: William G. Sharpe IV, 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607, 
(Study) (919)833-1861, (Home) (919)467-0704, EMail:bill_sharpe@ncsu.edu 

UNC - Pennbroke: E. Ray Brooks, 100 Breece St., Pembroke, NC 28372, (Study) 
(910)521-8197, (Home) (910)521-9041 

UNC - Chapel Hill: Manuel Wortman, 214 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, 
(Study) (919)942-2152, (Home) (919)942-3612 

UNC - Charlotte: Lou Ann Sellers, Office of Religious Affairs, 9201 University City 
Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223, Telephone: (Study) (704)547-4068, (Home) (704)334-9608 

UNC - Greensboro: Ron Moss, ACM Center at UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001 , 
(Study) (910)334-5119, (Home) (910)856-1440, EMail:rtmoss@fagan.uncg.edu 

UNC -Wilmington: Bob Haywood. 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3297, 
(Study) (910)799-8497, (Home) (910)395-6345 

Westem Carolina University: George Weekley, P O Box 33, Cullowhee, NC 28723, 
(Study) (704)293-9214, (Home) (704)586-6730 

Winston-Salem Ministry: David Riffe, P O Box 7433, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, 
(Study) (910)759-5019, (Home) (910)784-8713, EMail:riff@wfu.edu; Salem CoUege: Pam 
Carter, 3544 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27 1 06 (Home) (9 1 0)765-4340; Winston 
Salem State University: Darrell K. White, P O Box 19381, WSSU, Winston-Salem, NC 
27110 (Study) (910)750-3275, (Home) (910)744-1614. EMail:white,d@wssul.adp. 
wssu.edu; Central Piedmont Community College: Linda H. Jones, 5400 Saddlewood La., 
Charlotte, NC 28227 (Home) (704)545-3597 



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HEALTH AND HCIMAN SERVICES 

The Asbury Homes, Inc.: Thomas L. Walden, President, P O Box 18832, Raleigh, 
MC 27619, Telephone: (919)554-1284 

Golden Cross: Richard C. Vaughan, Director, 825 Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, 
Telephone: (919)967-7546 

Methodist Home for Children: Michael W. Safley, President, P O Box 1 2605, Raleigh, 
MC 27605, Telephone: (919)833-2834 or FAX (919)755-1833 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.: Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO, P O Box 

52549, Durham, NC 27717-2549, Telephone: (919)956-7016 or FAX (919)489-7342 

Methodist Retirement Community in Durham: Robert Terrell, Administrator, 

2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: (919)383-2567, FAX (919)383-1376 

Coble Health Care Center Paul W. Alverson, Jr., Administrator, 2616 Erwin Rd., 

Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: (919) 383-2567 or FAX (919)383-1376 

Cypress Glen Retirement Community: Laurie Stallings, Administrator, 100 
Hickory St., Greenville, NC 27858, Telephone: 1-800-669-2835 or FAX (919)830-0411 
Quail Haven Village: David Riddle, Administrator, 200 Blake Blvd., Pinehurst, 
NC 28374, Telephone: (910)295-2294 or FAX (910)295-2379 

Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton: Roger Parry, Administrator, 
1000 Wesley Pines Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-9691 or FAX (910) 
738-8905 

MISSIONS 

Church & Community Woriter (Home Missionary): Steve Taylor, Executive Director, 
Robeson Co. Church & Community Center, 210 E. 15th St., Lumberton, NC 28358, 
Telephone: (910)738-5204 

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

Conference Missionaiy Secretaiy: Jesse C. Staton, Jr., 2325 Mebane Oaks Rd., 
Mebane, NC 27302, Telephone: (919)563-3375 

OTHER RELATED MISSIONS 

Peru Covenant Task Force: Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson, 504 W. Chapel Hill 
St., Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: (919)683-3467 

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

Project AGAPE, Armenia: Sylvia Clapp, 260 Clapp Farm Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405, 
Telephone: (910)697-1388 

Walnut Terrace Child Development Center Connie E. Watson, Director, 1 1 1 W. Lee 
St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Telephone: (919)832-1597; Linda Harris, Brd.of Directors 
Chairperson, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: 1-800-849-4433 or (919) 
832-9560 

STEWARDSHP SERVICES 

Board of Missions, Inc. (Church Loans): David L. Harvin, President, 200 Hillsborough 
Rd., Carrboro, NC 27510-1334, Telephone: (919)942-1223, EMail:dhan^n@aol.com; 
Bmce E. Stanley, Executive Secretary, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: 
(919)832-9560or 1-800-849-4433 orFAX(919)834-7989;EMail:bstanl23@nccumc.org 

Duke Endowment (Church Grants): W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church 
Division, P O Box 51307, Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-3359 or FAX (919) 
489-3350; EMail:jmann@tde.org 

The United Methodist Foundation, Inc.: Lloyd M. Whaley, President, P O Box 5 1 099, 
Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-8044; Douglas L. Byrd, Executive Director, 
Office of Planned Giving, PC Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919)832-9560 
or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989; EMail:dlbyrd@nccumc.org 



Conference Organization 



SECTION II 




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17 Conference Organization/Rosters 

1997 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL 
Annual Conference Program, Committee on 

Area Bishop Marion M. Edwards 

Chairperson, Local Committee on Entertainment Michael W. Safley 

Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry 

Conference Secretary Jam.es L. Bryan 

District Superintendent, Host District Ruth E. Harper 

Executive Director, Council on Ministies Robert L Baldridge 

President, GMM Guy Tilley 

President, GMW Jeanne Rouse 

President, GMYF Will Simpson 111 

Ex-Officio 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Annual Conference Music Coordinator Kevin Kerstetter 

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

Chairperson, Board of Worship Charles (Chuck) M. Cook 

Conference Theme/Schedule Coordinator Richard T. Clayton 

Conference Treasurer J. Allen Morris, Jr. 

ELCC Representative Leonard E. Fairley 

Lay Leader, Host District David Dorsett 

NC Wesleyan College Representative Jennifer Bullock 

RurVWalk Coordinator Randall G. Maynard 

Agenda Committee Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson; 

Bruce E. Stanley - CCOM Staff; Alan Swartz -Resolutions & Reference Committee Chair; 
Jeanne Rouse - GMW President; Albert Shuler - Cabinet Representative 

Courtesies and Introduction, Committee on . . Jerry Lowry, Chairperson; Dick Good 

Entertainment, Local Committee on Michael W. Safley, Chairperson; 

M. Elton Hendricks, Conference Host; Ruth E. Harper, District Superintendent Host; 
Carrie Parrish, Stan Smith, Lynn Clark, Ray T. Gooch, and Cliff Wells 

Head Osher Robert H. Ray 

Memoirs, Committee on The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 

Minutes, Committee on . Gayla G.Estes,Chairperson;Eldrick R.Davis,Roderic L.Mullen 

Registration of Delegates, Committee on . . Ray T. Gooch, Chairperson; Hazel Collier 

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

Clerical: Steven A. Hickle, Milford Oxendine, Jr.; Lay: Robert C. Frazier, Sr., Robby Lowry, 
Kathryn Self 

TELLERS 

Chief Clerical Teller Jerry W. Cribb 

Chief Lay Teller Anna GaiiWorkman 

District Clerical lay 

Burlington Jack Ruth Wes Scarlett 

Durham Patrice Cheasty-Miller Ernie Wendell 

Elizabeth City Alan Gibson Rhonda Morris 

Fayettevilie Stacey Graves Frances Daughtry 

Goldsboro David Francis Margaret Staley 

Greenville C. B. Ov/ens Rick Hebert 

New Bern Scott Smith Gary Barker 

Raleigh Mary Ellen Switzer Bill Moon 

Rockingham James Malloy Patterson Locklear 

Rocky Mount Chris Aydlett Taylor Oakes 

Sanford Jim Tatum Dorotha Hardy 

Wilmington Tal Madison Olivia Mattocks 



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QUADRENNIALLY ELECTED 

1997-1998 CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES, 
MEMBERSHIP OF 

VOTING MEMBERS 

1. Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

2. Burlington DS Rodney G. Hamm, 3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington NC 27215 

3. Durham DS Albert Shuler, 5 Timber Creek Lane, Durham NC 27712 

4. Elizabeth City DS William M. Presnell, PO Box 1662, Elizabeth City NC 27909 

5. Fayetteville DS J. Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville NC 28305 

6. Goidsboro DS James C. Lee, PO Box 1516, Goldsboro NC 27533 

7. Greenville DS H. Sidney Muggins III, 215 Commerce Street, Greenville NC 27858 

8. New Bern DS Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern NC 28562 

9. Raleigh DS Kermit L Braswell, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

10. Rockingham DS Ben C. Rouse, PO Box 1588, Laurinburg NC 28353 

11. Rocky Mount DS Thomas E. Loftis, 3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27803 

12. Sanford DS Jack L Hunter, 1511 Columbine Road, Sanford NC 27330 

13. Wilmington DS Ruth Harper Stevens, 2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

14. Conference Secretary James L Bryan, POBox 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

15. Youth Rep Albert Meyer, 2804 Coventry Road, Durham NC 27707 

16. Youth Rep Meredith Koebley, 410 Woodall St., Smithfield NC 27577 

17. President UMW Jeanne Rouse, PO Box 1642, Laurinburg NC 28353 

18. UMW Rep Brenda P. Wills, 18 Porchlight Court , Durham NC 27707 

19. Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry, 2056 NC Hwy 710 S., Rowland NC 28383 

20. President GMM Guy Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd., Burlington NC 27217-7991 

21. UMM Rep Tom Walden, PO Box 18832, Rafliqh NC 27619-8832 

22. Young Adult Rep Vickie Pruett, 1 12 Radcliff Circle., Durham NC 27713 

23. Young Adult Rep Kim Lamb, 219 Westridge Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

24. GCOM Rep Samuel Wynn, 3821 Madison Avenue, Fayetteville NC 28304 

25. Chp. Archives & History W Arthur Warren, Jr., PO Box 628, Vass NC 28394 

26. Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith, PO Box 1423, Wilson NC 27894 

27. Chp. Christian Unity M. Claire Clyburn, 282 N. Asbury Church Road NC 27889 

28. Chp. Church & Society Henry Jarrett, 3405 White Oak Road, Raleigh NC 27609 

29. Chp. Communications George D. Speake, PO Box 376, Shallotte NC 28459 

30. Chp. Conference Staff Relations Jane H.Johnson,855 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane NC 27302 

31. Chp. Conf.Congregational Development . David Brownlee,402 N.Main St.,Fuq-Va NC 27526 

32. Chp. Chriminal Justice & Mercy Min. Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Tr. Road, Raleigh NC 27614 

33. Chp. Disaster Preparedness . Jerry Jackson, Box 398, 324 Hubert Blvd., Hubert NC 28539 

34. Chp. Education Elaine Ulliston, PO Box 7116, Rocky Mount NC 27804 

35. Chp. Ethnic Local Church Concerns... . Luis F. Reinoso, 15 Calvary Church Rd., 27850-9431 

36. Chp. Evangelism Ecwood Lancaster, 3788 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

37. Chp. Health & Human Services . . . Brian G. Gentle, 4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27609 

38. Chp. Higher Ed/Campus Min. . . Raegan V. May, 100 Westgree Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27516 

39. Chp. Laity Robby Lovm', 2056 NC Flwy 710 S., Rowland NC 28383 

40. Chp. Missions & Outreach .... David L Harvin, 200 Hillsborough Rd., Carrboro NC 27510 

41. Chp. Native American Ministries . Milford Oxendine.Jr., 714 E Whitaker Mill Rd,Ral NC 27608 

42. Chp. Outdoor & Camping Min. Jim Van Hook,2230 Charles Paine Dr, Wilmington NC 28412 

43. Chp. Religion & Race LaNella Smith 1001 Calumet Street., Durham NC 27704 

44. Chp. Status & Role of Women . . . Annie L Fairley, Post Office Box 185, Maxton NC 28364 

45. Chp. Stewardship Stephen N. Little, 102 LevAs Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534 

46. Chp. Worship Charles M. Cook, PO Box 502, Troy NC 27371 

47. Chp. Youth Ministries . . Rick A. Moser, 4150 Mt.Hermon-Rock Cr., Road, Graham NC 27253 

48. Burlington District Lay Rep Anna Gail Workman, 21 14 US 70, Mebane NC 27302 

49. Durham District Lay Rep Gloria McAuley, 2309 Winterqreen Place, Durham NC 27707 

50. Elizabeth City District Lay Rep. . . Beverly Small, 1009 W.Church St,Elizabeth City NC 27909 

51. Fayetteville District Lay Rep David Kunzman, 403 Fairview Drive, Clinton NC 28328 

52. Goldsboro District Lay Rep. . . . Elaine Lamm, 1900 E. Ash St., Goldsboro NC 27530-4047 

53. Greenville District Lay Rep Betty Speir, PO Box 340, Bethel NC 27812 

54. New Bern District Lay Rep Jill Smith, 550 Asbury Road, Cove City NC 28523 

55. Raleigh District Lay Rep Elizabeth Campbell, 800 Lakestone Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

56. Rockingham District Lay Rep Aggie Deese, 125 Smith St., Maxton, NC28364-1312 

57. Rocky Mount District Lay Rep. . Anita Oldham, 1309 Drivers Circle, Rocky Mount NC 27804 

58. Sanford District Lay Rep Neal Kightlinger, 1602 Briarcliff Drive, Sanford NC 27330 

59. Wilmington District Lay Rep. . Ronald Gooding, 214 NE 38th Street, Long Beach NC 28465 

60. At Large Kong Suk Namkung, PO Box 3337, Pembroke NC 2372 

61. At Large Donald Bonner, P O Box 718, Rowland NC 28383-0718 

62. At Large Patricia Buie McGhee, 109 Carlion Ct., Durham NC 27713 

63. At Large Ead B. Merrill, 200 W. Cornwall Road, #141, Caiy NC 27511 

64. At Larne Joyce Mitchell, 4774 D Dunrobin Drive, Fayetteville NC 28306 

65. SEJCOM Gordan C. Goodgame, Box 67, Lake Junaluska NC 28745 

NGN VOTING MEMBERS 

66. CCOM Exec. Dir Hope Morgan Ward, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

67. CCOM Assoc. Dir. Cong. Development . . . StepTien C. Compton,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

68. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Campinq& Youth Sue Ellen Nicholson, POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

69. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Comm. & Stewardship .... W.L Norton, Jr.,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

70. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Multicultural Relations . . Jimmy F. Cummings, POBox 1 0955, Ral NC 27605 



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71. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Missions & Outreach Bruce E. Stanley, POBoxl 0955, Ral MC 27605 

72. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Christian Education . . . Carol D. Hayes, POBox 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

73. Conference Treasurer J. Allen Morris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh MC 27605 

74. Info Systems Coordinator C. Robert Pollock, POBox T0955, Raleigh NC 27605 

75. Pres. CFA Cashar W. Evans Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr. Kitty Hawk NC27949-3510 

76. Dir., Rural Ch. Div., Duke Endownnent . . . W. Joseph Mann, Box 51307, Durham NC 27717 

77. Exec. Dir., Methodist Foundation Douglas Byrd, PO Box 10955, Raleigh MC 27605 

78. Adm. Asst. to Bishop/Dir. Min. Relations. . . F.Belton Joyner,Jr.,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

79. GCOM Harold Wright, 601 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton OH 45406 

THE EXECCmVE COMMITTEE 

Chp. CCOM Bishop Marion Edv/ards 

Vice-chp. CCOM Robby Lowry 

Secretary CCOM Gloria McAuley 

Resident Bishop Bishop Marion Edwards 

Exec.Dir. CCOM Hope Morgan Ward 

One DS apptd. by Bishop Kermit L. Braswell 

Member GCOM Samuel Wynn 

Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry 

President UMY Albert Meyer 

President (JMW Jeane Rouse 

President UMM Guy Tilley 

Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith 

Chp. Conference Staff Relations Committee Jane H. Johnson 

At Large Mbr apptd.by Bishop(COSROW Chp.) Annie L. Fairley 

At Large Mbr apptd.by Bishop(ELCC Chp.) Luis F. Reinoso 

PROGRAM BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: W.Arthur Warren,Jr.,202 Providence Ch.Rd,Goldsboro27530 (910)734-71 14 

Vice-chairperson: Ralph Hardee Rives.POBox 296,Enfield 27823 

Secretary: TBE 

BG: 1996-Donald Hayman, DG: 1997-Bernice Johnson, EC: 1996-Mildred Swain, FA: 
1994-JamesCaviness, GO: 1993-0. J. Howell, GR: 1992-Lois Patterson, MB: 1994-Martha 
Garrick, RA: 1996-Vivian Mitchell, RO: 1995-Ruby Locklear, RM: 1996-Ralph Hardee Rives, 
SA: 1991 -Earl G. Dulaney, Wl: 1996-David Wade, Ex Officio: Conference Historian, C. 
Franklin Grill, Conference Secretary, James L. Bryan, Chairperson of NC Historical Society, 
Denny C. Wise, W. Arthur Warren, Jr. 
BUDGET. CCOM COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Charles M. Smith,POBox 1423,WiIson 27894 (919)237-6121 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

1992-Adolph Blue, Carol Goehring; 1996-Charles M. Smith, LaNella Smith; 1997-G. Paul 
Phillips ill, Dick Smith; DS Rep.: H. Sidney Huggins 
CAMPUS MINISTRY, NC STATE COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: Richard Wilkerson, POBox 83,Knightdale 27545-0083 . (919)266-2373 
Secretary: William Lowdermilk,200 BlakeBlvd,#203E,Pinehurst28374-8497i;910)295-5671 

7 At Large members: 1992-William P. Lowdermilk, 1996-EddieM. Locklear, 1996-Ronald 
Gonia, 1996-Richard T. Wilkerson, 1996-Hugh Cox, 1996-McAthur Jackson, 1997-Camilla 
Davis; Ex-Officio: Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, 
Executive Director CCOM, Campus Minister: David Oli Jenkins 
CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERREUGIOUS CONCERNS, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: M.Claire Clyburn,282 N.Church Rd,Wash'gtn27889-9408 . . (919)946-2224 

Vice-chairperson: Paul Stallsworth, POBox 177,Rose Hill 28458 (910)289-2449 

Secretary: David B.Laytham,311 Allensvilie Rd.,Roxboro 27573 (910)597-9755 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG:1995-Larry Patrick, DG: 1997 -Carolyn Lucas, EC:1996-Raymond C. Warren, FA: 1992- 
Eric Undblade, GO:1990-Paul Stallsworth, GR:1992-Claire Clyburn, NB:1996-Allen 
Bingham, RA:1996-Kathryn Rives Johnson, RO:1994-Mary Han/ln, RM: 1 996-Robert W. 
Simpson, SA:1996-Earl G. Dulaney, Wl:1995-Faye B. Rouse, At-Large: 1995-Brent Latham, 
1995-Lucille Locklear, 1 996-Mary Townes 
CHURCH AND SOCIETY, COMMISSION ON 
ChaiTperson.- Henry Jarrett,3405 White Oak Rd., Raleigh 27609-7620.. . . (919)787-3122 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary:Rick Moser,4150 Mt.Hermon-RockCr.Rd,Graham27253-9107 . (910)376-3504 



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CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

Ba:1990-RickA. Moser, Da:1995-Virgil Wright, EC:1997-Michael Francis Gast, FA:1997- 
Frank Hall Daniels, GO:1997-James Murphy, GR:]997-Julia Anne Dees, NB:1996-Martin 
Armstrong, RA:1992-Henry Jarrett, RO:1996-Margaret Singletary, RM:1992-Ken Ripley, 
SA:1996-Gary Phillips, Wl:1996-Barry Drum, At-Large, 1995-Victor Gallipi, 1995-Milford 
Oxendine, 1995-Bill Bingham, 1996-Vickie Pruett, 1 996-Joyce Vereen 
COMMONICATIONS, NCCOM COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: George D.Speake,POBox 376,Shallotte 28459 (910)754-4840 

Vice-chairperson: Jerome Smith, POBox 28,Hallsboro 28442 (910)646-3338 

Secretary: Lib Campbell,800 Lakestone Dr., Raleigh 27609 (919)781-1877 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wilburn L. Norton, Jr. 

1990-Larry McGill, 1990-George D. Speake, 1992-Grace Bizzell, 1992-Lib Campbell, 
1992-TimmHackett, 1996-Anne Morris, 1996-Jerome Smith, 1996-Leonard Boyette, 1996- 
Buck Norton, 1997-Chris Carraway, Ex-Officio Jane Smith 
CONGREGATIOriAL DEVELOPMETfT, COMA^SSION ON 

Chairperson: David E. Brovmlee,402 N.Main St.,Fuquay-Varina 27526.. . (919)552-4331 
Vice-chairperson: Powell Osteen,4201Countn/ClubRd,NewBern28562.. . . (919)637-4022 

Secretary: Marshall R. 01d,6612 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh 27613 (919)847-2818 

CCOM Staff Representative: Stephen C. Compton 

BG:1994-James T. Weaver, DG:1994-Johnny H. Branch, EC:1996-Juanita Staples, 
FA:1994-Stacey Z. Graves, GO:1995-Greg Scott, GR:1997-A1 Ferguson, NB:1993-Powell 
Osteen, RA:1996-D. R. Bryan, RO:1996-Kong Nam Kung, RM:1996-John M. Check, 
SA:1996-Ed Morrison, WI:1994-Marshall Tatum, Nine members at-large: 1993-David 
Brownlee, 1993-Gary Pratt, 1993-Herman Collier, 1993-Marshall Old, 1993-Leonard Fairley, 
1993-Njoroge Wainaina, 1996-Brenda Browm, 1997-Edgardo Colon-Emeric, 1997-Mabel 
Cummings; Two Cabinet Members: Kermit L. Braswell, Ruth Harper Stevens 
CRIMINAL JGSnCE AND MERCY MINISTKIES, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Track Rd., Raleigh 27614-8703 . (919)461-5027 

Vice-chairperson: R.Bruce Pate,POBox 1 145,Lake Junaluska28745 (704)456-9296 

Secretary: Gayla G. Estes, POBox 207,Bethel 27812 (919)825-8041 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1991 -Joseph Padgett, 1 99 1-Deanie Bowers, 1991 -Amy Henderson, 1991-R. Bruce Pate, 
1991 -James Waggoner, 1996-Bnjce Jacobs, 1996-Cladius Eason, 1992-C. A. Dillon Jr., 
1992-MichaelBell, 1994-LeslieC. Womack, 1996-Neal Smith, 1997-Jimmy Stallings, 1997- 
D. Stephen Stutts; Five (5) members at-large: 1991 -Linda Harris, 1991 -Gayla Estes, 1991- 
Pat Ford, 1996-Jesse Bone, 1996-Pedrito Mitchell, Ex-Officio:Robbie Barrett - Representa- 
tive of GMW MATCH Program 
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: Jerry Jackson,Box 398,324 Hubert Blvd., Hubert 28539 . . . (910)353-0441 

Vice-chairperson: Ron Rivenbark, POBox 121, Long Beach 28465 (910)278-9926 

Secretary: William Budzinski,1785 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell 27544 (919)438-6080 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

Ba:1997-John H. Dutton, Jr., DG:1997-D. Christopher Hill, EC:1995-James R. Huskins. 
FA:1992-Dennis Sheppard, GO:1997-Roger D. Paxton, GR:1993-Randall Grey Maynard, 
NB:1997-James Stanley Brown, RA:1993-Bill Budzinski, RO:1997-Harold Harvin, RM:1997- 
Gregory L McGan/ey, SA:1997-William Mitchell, Wl: 1997 -Kendall Jay Guthrie, Five (5) 
members at-large: 1992-Linda E. Harris, 1993-Jerry Jackson, 1995-Ron Rivenbark, 1995- 
Doris Brunson, 1997-DanielT. Earnhardt, 1997-Rebecca Humphrey, 1997-Richard L. Stone 
III; Interfaith Disaster Response Dir.: Dennis P. Levin 
EDGCATION, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Elaine Lilliston, POBox 7716,Rocky Mt.27804 (919)443-9979 

Vice-chairperson: Douglas B. Currin, POBox 87, Broadway 27505 (919)258-3721 

Secretary: Lauren Riddick,110 Marsh Rd., Washington 27889 (919)946-3524 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 

CCOM Staff Youth Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

BG:1995-Rachel Gonia, DG:1994-Janice Nicholson, EC:1996-Toni Wood, FA:1993- 
Dennis Sheppard, GO:1992-Charles K. Moseley, GR:1992-Lauren Riddick, NB:1997- 
Leonard Doucette, RA:1994-J. Conrad Glass, Jr., RO:1997-Neil A. Terry, RM: 1 994-Elaine 



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Lilliston, SA:1994-Douglas B. Currin, WI:1996-Lynn T. Wall, Seven (7) members at-larqe- 
1992-Deborah Huff, 1993-Mary Jones, 1993-Dennis Peay, 1 994-Anna Gail Workman, 1996- 
Sherry Gibbs, 1 996-Margaret Ann Biddle, 1997-Emma Lee Locklear; CCYM Chair - Rick 
Moser, President CEF - Mark Haines, President GMYF - Albert Mever 
ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMMTTTEE ON 

Chairperson: Luis F. Reinoso,15 Calvary Ch.Rd,Littleton27850-9431. (919)586-3762 

Vice-chairperson: Jesse Brunson,3212 McChoen Dr,Fa'tvl 28301-3042 . (910)483-5052 
Secretary .-Carolyn Cummings-Woriax,3821 Madison Ave,Fa'tvl 28304-1517(910)864-0632 
Msistant Secretary:HexbeTi Lov/ry,295 Providence Rd,Roxboro27573-4260(9 10)599-68 12 
CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

^^^^I'^'^'^^^^^P^^^^^oso, 1992-Gaiy Smith, 1996-JesseLamm, 1996-HerbertLoww Jr 
nS"c^^"3 ^^^"' 1996-Vickie Jones Echols, 1995-Annette Wright, 1995-RalphA. Brov^' 
1996-Shane Mano Benjamin, 1995-Leonard Fairley, 1996-Jesse Brunson, 1996-Carolvn 
Wonax 1996-Chong Ho Yang, 1996-Murray McKeithan, 1997-Gerald Kevin Baker; Cabinet 
Reps.: Ruth Harper Stevens, Albert Shuler 
EVANGEUSM, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Ecwood C.Lancaster,3788 Shipyard Blvd.,Wilm'gtn28403 (910)791-0353 
Vice-chairperson: Eldrick Davis,6201 Milford Rd.,Fayetteville 28303 (910)864-6019 

Secretary: Becky Balentine,9829 Oakley Rd.,Zebulon 27597 . (919^83? 4301 

CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley ^yiy^o^^ 4JU1 

,z..^H;i?^r!"'^'^^^^' ^- ^°^^^' Da:1996-Robert Redmond, EC:1993-Clyde A Denny 

FA:1996-Danny Allen, GO:1996-David Benson, GR:1996-M. Eugene Tyson MB- 1995- 

Wilham C. Spencer, RA:1996-Rebecca Balentine, RO: 1 995-Janet Buffaloe RM1991-R 

Branson Sheets ill, SA: 1 997-Jerry W. Cribb, Wl: 1991 -Ecwood C. Lancaster Five (5) 

members at-large: 1990-Doris T. Fox, 1992-Eldrick R. Davis, 1993-Sue Chitnis 1994-Eli 

Tom, 1996-Pat Tanner 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Brian Gentle,4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh 27609 . . (919)787-0544 

Vice-chairperson: ' jZ^ 

Secretary: Kay Moorman,POB 2133,Rockingham 28380 .......' (910)997-5328 

Golden Cross D;rector.-Richard Vaughan,503TinkerbellRd,Ch.Hill 27514 . (919)967-7546 
CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

Ba:1997-JohnW. Ruth, Da:1997-Diane Wingo, EC: 1996-Bruce Allen, FA:1997-Hope A 
o.'''',^^'^'.^^-^^^'^"^^'"''^ ^- ^'■^"^'^' GR:1996-Clyde Cheezen, NB:1996-John Crowe' 
?^S?S r°"?^^- ^"cT""'; ^^}n^?^;.i- ®"'"'°" Covlngton, Jr., RM:1995-John Bowman,' 
SA:1992-Geraldine Shuskey, WI:1995-James L. Summey, Six (6) members at-large- 1996- 
Bnan Gentle, 1996-Iris Locklear, 1994-James M. Iseman, 1995-Sue Kiryluk 1996-Kav 
Moornian, 1997-Jo-Ann M. Oulton; Ex Officio: Methodist Home for Children President 
Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. Pres./CEO, Asbury Homes Representative, Golden Cross 
P'l^^^'"' O"^ H) Onited Methodist Chaplain from Duke University Medical Center 
HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAAAPUS MINISTRY, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: Raegan V. May, 100 Westgreen Dr.,Chapel Hill 27516 . . (919)969-8820 
Vice-chairperson: Charlene Pierce-Guider,POBox 520,Trenton 28585 (910)919-7891 

Secretary: William M. Wells, Jr.,POBox 445,Laurinburg 28353 (910)276-0035 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

Ba:1994-Raegan M. May, Da:1994-Walter Brown, EC: 1 996-Terry M. Williams FA- 1996- 
Tiyon D. Lancaster, GO:1994-Richard L. Ward, GR:1997-Jim Westmoreland ' MB- 1995- 
Sm "ino! P'r^^"^'"''^^''' RA:1996-Jonathan A. Minnick, RO:1990-William M. (Bill) Weils, Jr 
RM: 1 996-Phyllis Horton Lewis, SA: 1 992-Jerry Seaman, Wl: 1 996-Russell Knowles, Ex Officio- 
bix (b) college presidents: Bennett, Greensboro, High Point, Louisburg, Methodist 
Wesleyan; Duke Divinity School Dean; Two (2) members of the State Commission on 

rf S£''^rlMl^!^o.'^L''S'L3 °"^ ^^"^P"^ "''■"'^^^'" ^'■°'^ ^^^ b°""ds of the NC Conference 
Lnl I Y, t-UMMi5blON ON 

Chairperson: Robby Lowry,2056 MC Hwy 710 S., Rowland 28383 . (910)521-4629 

Vice-chairperson: jdc 

Secretary: Donna Atkins,POBox 659,Broadway 27505 f9 19)258 6007 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 

1992-FayeHarrell, 1992-Lee Taylor, 1 992-Vevely McDougald Malloy, 1992-Kaetta Payne, 



Conference Organization/Rosters 22 

1996-Wes Scarlett, 1996-Peggy Oxendine, 1996-Lauren Allen, 1996-Bmce Jacobs, 1996- 

Pauiette Easley, 1996-Roberta Brown, 1997-Gregory Allen, 1997-Sherry Benjamin; Ex 

OfficiorConference Lay Leader, President of GMM, President of OMW, President of GMY - 

Twelve (12) District Lay Leaders and Conference Scouting Coordinator 

MISSIONS AND OGTREACH, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: David Harvin,200 Hillsborough Rd.,Carrboro 27510-1334 . (919)942-1223 

Wce-cha//person.Michael Leburg, 15201 BarnesBr.Rd,Lau'rnbrg28352 . . (910)276-4741 

Secretary: Patricia Lykins,175 Midland Rd.,Southern Pines 28372 (910)692-3518 

CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley 

Ba:1993-David L. Haivin, Da:1996-Patrice Cheasty-Miller, EC:1997-Jackie Wenberg, 
FA:1996-John H. Tyson, GO:1997-Virgil Huffman, GR:1996-Sam Loy, NB:1996-David 
Banks, RA:1996-Helen Little, RO:1996-Michael Leburg, RM:1996-JerryJay Juren, SA:1996- 

B. Fallon Melvin, Wl:1996-Michael H. Elliott, Twelve (12) members at-large: 1991 -Marshall 
Locklear, 1992-John Wesley Jones, 1992-John Benson, 1992-Pat Lykins, 1993-Jeanne 
Rouse, 1994-Lee King, 1995-William A. Ruth, 1995-Peter Singletary, 1996-Shiriey 
Townsend-Jones, 1996-Douglas Chavis, 1996-Wade Hunt, 1997-Carl Harnett King; Ex 
Officio: Conference Missionary Secretary-Jesse C. Staton, Jr., Director, Rural Church 
Division of Duke Endowment, Director of Robeson County Church and Community Center; 
Coordinator of GMW Christian Global Concern; Former Missionary, George Megill; Hispanic 
Concerns, Juan Hercilla 

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES, COMMiriEE ON 

Chairperson: Milford Oxendine,Jr.,714 E.Whitaker Mill Rd.,Ral.27608 . . . (919)828-4408 

Vice-chairperson: L Jane Smith,416 Normandy St.,Cary 27511-3713 . . (919)467-9957 

Secretary: Mabel Cummings,Rt.3,Box 198B,Maxton 28364 (910)521-4723 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1993-Douglas Chavis, 1992- Mabel Cummings, 1995-Gary W. Locklear, 1993-Milford 
Oxendine, Jr., 1992-Jane Smith, 1992-Harriet S. Wright, 1997-Robert L. Mangum 
NC COGNCIL OF CHURCHES HOOSE OF DELEGATES 

1992-Louise Peterson, 1992-Doris T. Fox, 1992-Melba Denise McCallum, 1994-John 
Rushing, 1994-Gary Wayne Locklear, 1996-Brian Perry, 1996-John Opham, 1996-Rufus 
Stark II, 1996-William Jeffries, 1996-Jerry Wilson, Resident Bishop, Executive Director of 
CCOM, Four members of Commission Christinan Unity and Intereligious Concerns: Claire 
Clyburn, Chair, Walter McLeod, Eric Lindblade, Paul Stallsworth 
OOTDOOR AND CAMPING MINISTRIES, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: Jim Van Hook,2230 Charies Paine Dr., Wilmington 28412 . (910)791-3779 

Vice-chairperson: Julius Davis, 1828 S.Alston Ave., Durham 27707 (919)682-3063 

Secretary: Jeff Roberts,4101 Markwood Dr.,Buriington 27215-7125 (910)227-4632 

CCOM Staff Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

Ba:1997-Reba Bulla, DG:1994-Jeff L Roberts, EC:1995-David Moehring, FA:1996-Duke 
Lackey, GO:1996-Steve Hall, GR:1997-Jesse V. Bone, NB:1995-Lon Miller, RA:1994-Fred 
Pippin, RO:1996-CaroIyn Garrigus, RM:1996-Charies Plowman, SA:1997-Duane R. Partin, 
WI:1994-Jim Van Hook, Five (5) members at-large., 1 994-Everlyna Norwood, 1996-Erin 
Dawkins, 1994-Julius Davis, 1996-Ricky Harris, 1997-David Malcolm, 1997-Bonnie 
Tapscott; Ex Officio:One (1) member from each local committee 
REUGION AND RACE, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: LaNella Smith, 1001 Calumet St., Durham 27704 (919)317-7187 

Vice-chairperson: Bill Cummings,POBox 3411,Lumberton 28359 (910)738-7600 

Secretary: Chris Miller, 1229 Green Tee Lane.Rocky Mount 27804 (919)977-1438 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

Ba:1990-Randall Innes, Da:1992-LaNella Smith, EC:1997-GlennMcCranie, FA:1997-Ella 
McRae, GO:1997-Won Seok Namkoong, GR:1997-Donald Keith Stewart, NB:1996-Charies 

C. Smith, RA:1996-Joyce Mott Reynolds, RO:1992-Robert A. Fairiey, RM:1996-Chris Miller, 
SA:1992-Jack W. Page, Jr., Wl:1996-Mary Graham, Seven (7) members at-large: 1989- 
Donnie Jones, 1992-E. Ray Brooks, 1994-Luis Reinoso, 1996-Patricia Buie McGhee, 1996- 
William Cummings, 1997-Teresa Goldfinch, 1997-Charies Li 



23 Conference Organization/Rosters 

THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Annie L Fairley,POBox 185,Maxton 28364 (910)844-5487 

Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth Moore,205 E.New Bern Rd.,Kinston28504 . . (919)523-3059 

Secretary: Joe Wilburn.POBox 95,Norman 28367 (910)652-3131 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG:1996-David Howell, Da:1997-Regina Craig, EC:1994-Frances Shannonhouse, 
FA:1996-Pamela Shields, GO:1997-Donna Fowler-Marchant, GR:1997-Polly Taylor, NB: 
1995-Elizabeth Moore, RA: 1 992-Steven HickJe, RO:1996-Joseph Wilburn, RM: 1 997-Renee 
Edwards, SA: 1 996-Carol Kreischer, WI:1997-Judy Ellen Westman, Five (5) members at- 
large, 1992-Brenda Jones, 1992-Annie Fairley, 1996-Joy Locklear, 1997-Richard Moore, 
1997-Pamela Spence 
STEWARDSHIP, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: Stephen N. Uttle,200 Mew Hope Rd.,Goldsboro27534 .... (919)778-1124 

Vice-chairperson: Rick Hebert,112 Jamestown Rd.,Greenville 27858 (919)328-6582 

Secretary: James E. Malloy, Box 693,Red Springs 28377 (910)843-2752 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wilburn L. Norton, Jr. 

Ba:1992-J. Albert Trotter, DG: 1991 -Larry Bowden, EC:1996-CharlesMcKenzie, FA: 1992- 
Marjorie Daniels, GO: 1991 -Stephen N. Uttle, GR:1993-Rick Hebert, NB:1993-Edward M. 
Gunter, RA: 1991 -Howard Harrell, RO:1997-Audrey C. Holmes, RM:1994-W. Christopher 
Aydlett, Jr., SA:1992-Julian W. Scott, Wl:1994-Jerry S. Dodson, Five (5) members at-large: 
1 992 James E. Malloy, 1996-LouisMclver, 1996-RobertL Wallace, 1996-Mike Pasquarello, 
1996-Mabel Royd, Ex Officio: Executive Director of United Methodist Foundation, 
Conference Treasurer (without vote) 
WORSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Charies(Chuck)M.Cook,POBox 502,Troy 27371 (910)576-1651 

Vice-chairperson: Gayla G. Estes,POBox 207,Bethel 27812 (919)825-8041 

Secretary: Samuel A. Williams, Jr.,609 Trail 2,Buriington 27215 (910)228-1681 

CCOM Staff Representative: Stephen C. Compton 

Ba:1994-Samuel A. Williams, Jr., Da:1990-Gayle C. Felton, EC:1997-J. Allen Lovell, 
FA:1997-Ken Hall, Jr., GO:1997-Teriy L. Huffines, GR:1990-Gayla Estes, NB:1992-Penny 
Dollar Farmer, RA:1995-Nancy Banks, RO:1997-William Stanley Smith, Jr., RM:1995-Roy 
Falgout, SA:1991-Charies M. Cook, Wl:1996-Robert J. Bauman, Five (5) members at-large: 
1990-Dena Jo McFariand White, 1996-Louisa Oxendine, 1992-Shirley Harrington, 1995- 
Bobbi Wethington, 1996-Johnnie L. Wright, Ex-Officio:President FOMWMOA-Patricia Hicks 
YOGTH AAINISTRY, COONCIL ON 
Chairperson.- Rick Moser,4178Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd.,Graham 27253.. . . (910)376-3504 

President: Albert Meyer,2804 Coventry Rd., Durham 27707 (919)493-2231 

Vice-president: Meredith Koebley,410 Woodall St.,Smithfield 27577 (919)934-6926 

Secretary: John Stubbs,401 S.4th St.,Smithfield 27577 (919)934-7621 

Treasurer: Chadwick Barbour, 5017 Tallwood Dr.,Raleigh 27613 (919)848-1127 

Legislative Affairs: Sarah Byrd,38 Longstreet Rd.,Weldon 27840 (919)536-2134 

CCOM Staff Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

DISTRICT YOGTH COORDINATORS: BG: Tom Pritchard; DG: TBE; EC: Lisa Creech 
Bledsoe; FA: Cari King; GO: Rick Hill; GR: Marshia Sontag; NB: Jeff Severt; RA: Ramey 
Kemp; RO: Kellie Gallagher-Smith; RM: Hunter Preston; SA: Annette Wright; Wl: Tamy 
Munns; AT-LARGE: David Coneriy, Alisha Covington, Sion Harrington, Jammi Lowry, Chris 
Nichols, Cheryl Stephens, Stephanie Wright; OBSERVERS: Jennifer Allen, Karen Baker, Sara 
Helms, Beth Smith, Katie Wright; JR. HI. REPS: McCotta Blackwell, Alyson Clayton, Tim 
Moser, Joey Roberts; CCYM: BG: Karen Davis; DG: TBA; EC: Heather Cooper; FA: Julia 
Mills; GO: Chrissy Hingson; GR: Holly Carraway; NB: Jennifer Eason; RA; Sean Bowers; RO: 
NaTasha Morman; RM: Matt Vesce; SA: Mary Beth Shore; Wl: James Roberts 



Conference Organization/Rosters 24 

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

To be Elected by the Executive Session upon Nomination by the Bishop (Menabers may 
not serve on the Cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, or Joint Review Committee):Doris 
T. Fox, H. Gray Southern, Charles K.Morrison; Alternates: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce Pate 
APPEALS, COMMITTEE ON 

1992-LeonardF. Fairley, 1992-JeanneHack, 1996-JimWard, 1996-Gwen Henderson, 
1996-Aggie Deese 

BOARD OF INSTITCmONS, INC., NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE 
Term to expire in 1998: 1993-Peg Witt, 1993-John G. Buie Jr., 1995-Joe Walker, 1995- 
Cathy Rockermann 

Term to expire in 1999: 1992-McDuffie Cummings, 1992-Louis Mclver, 1992-James H. 
Bailey, 1992 -Thomas Stark 

Term to expire in 2000: 1992-Brenda Brown, 1992-FrankThigpen, 1992-Edward F. Hill 
II, 1992-Charles K. Moseley 

Term to expire in 2001: 1992-Wilson Hayman, 1992-Lawrence E. Johnson, 1997-Henry 
Ferrell, 1997-Tanya Wallace 

Ex-Officio:F. Belton Joyner, Jr., John B. White, M. Elton Hendricks, Ronald L. May, 
Reginald W. Ponder, Michael W. Safley, G. Paul Phillips III, Thomas Walden 
CLERGY MOVING EXPENSE COMMITTEE 
Chairperson: Mary PIummer,2104 Salem Church Rd.,Go!dsboro 27530(919)734-5310 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Scott Wilkinson (Equitable Compensation), F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Ministerial Relations), 
Allen Morris (Conference Treasurer), Cashar Evans (Chair, CFA), Three members at-large: 
Douglas Bullard, Mary Plummer, Johnnie Wright 
CONFERENCE CLERGY LIVING COMMITTEE 

Chairperson: Susan Southern,1108 W.Knox St,Durham27701-1527 . (919)682-0800 
Vice-chairperson: William Holliday,POBox 609,Wanchese2798 1-0609 (919)473-5254 
Secretary: Clementine Graham,717 Walnut St.,Laurinburg 28353 . . (910)276-0108 
CLASS OF 2000:Clergyperson(Rural Charge):William Holliday, Layperson (Grban 
Charge):Clementine Graham, Clergyperson:Audrey C. Holmes, Layperson:Lee Wallace, 
Layperson (Rural Charge):Earl Warren, Clergyperson (Grban Charge):Norma Walters, 
Clergyperson:Donald Warren, Layperson:Susan Southern, Ex-officiowithoutvote: Director 
of Ministerial Relations, Clergy Partners Representative, Commission on Equitable 
Compensation Representative; Cabinet Reps: Kermit L. Braswell, Jack L. Hunter 
CONFERENCE ENTERTAINMENT, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Conference Secretary: James L. Bryan 

1995-Carrie Parrish, 1996-Thomas M. Hollis, 1996-Pamela Shields, 1996-Anita 
Oldham, 1996-W. E. Cummings, 1997-Harold Hunt 
CONFERENCE RULES, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Kyle Hicks.PGBox 1087,Oxford 27565-1087 (919)693-8161 

Vice-chairperson: J.Alexander Maultsby,POBx 356,Car.Bea.28428-0356(910)458-5310 

Secretary: TBE 

Conference Secretary: James L. Bryan 

1992-Kyle Hicks, 1995-Marion Hamilton, 1996-Cecil Harrison, 1996-Gwen C. 
Henderson, 1996-J. Alexander Mautsby 111, 1996-Gloria McKenzie 
CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COMMTTTEE ON 

ChaiTperson.- Jane Johnson,856 KnollwoodFallsRd,Mebane27302 . . (919)563-1603 
Vice-chairperson: Harold Kiser,6346 Dunn Rd.,Roseboro 28382 . . . (910)567-6744 
Secretary: William Gattis,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 27514 (919)929-7191 

Six Members: 1992-Harold Kiser, 1992-Bernice Johnson, 1992-Jane H. Johnson, 
1992-Mabel Cummings, 1992-William Gattis, 1993-Douglas D. Jessee, Two District 
Superintendents: Albert Shuler, James Lee, Ex Officio: (without vote). Resident Bishop, 



25 Conference Organization/ Rosters 

Conference Lay Leader, President of Council on Finance and Administration, Conference 
Council Director, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial Relations, Conference 
Secretary, Executive Director of United Methodist Foundation, Information Systems 

Director 

CONTINUING EDUCATION, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Homer E. Morris.208 Sampson St., Clinton 28328 (910)592-2035 

Vice-chairperson: Robert Bergland,POBox 336,Elizabethtown 28337 . (910)862-3706 
Secretary: W. Kenneth Hall,102 S.Pembroke Ave.,Ahoskie 27910 . . (919)332-2203 
Ministerial Relations Director: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

BU: 1 997-Guy V. Soule, Jr., DG: 1 994-Delores Anne Langley, EC: 1 993-W. Kenneth Hall, 
Sr., FA:1996-Homer Morris, GO:1996-John Paschal, GR:1996-Roger Cope, MB: 1995- 
Sherwood Godwin, RA:1995-Douglas Jesse, RO: 1 994-Audrey C. Holmes, RM:1996-C. 
Arthur Wall, SA: 1 996-William J. Witt Jr., Wl:1993-Robert E. Bergland, At Large: 1996- 
Vassar Jones, 1994-Bill James Locklear, 1996-James Malloy 
DISABILTTY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Charles Pollock,POBox 401, Elizabeth City 27907 (910)335-1771 

Vice-chairperson: Louise Peterson,429 Raynor Dr.,FayettevilIe 2831 1 (910)488-8630 
Secretary: Ambrose Conner,618 Ridgeway Rd., Burlington 27215 . . . (910)266-8258 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

2 named by the Board of Pensions, 2 named by the Board of Ordained Ministry, Four 
members at-large: 1991 -Ambrose Conner, 1992-Jimmie Shuler, 1996-Charles Pollock, 
1996-Mary Susan Fulghum 
EPISCOPACY. COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Cashar W. Evans, Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr., Kitty Hawk 27949 (919)261-8282 
Vice-chairperson: William H. Gattis.POBox 728,Chapel Hill 17514 . . (919)929-7191 
Secretary: Glenda D. Snotherly,905 S.Main St., Wake Forest 27587 . (919)556-3653 

Laywomen: 1994-Rebecca Balentine, 1996-Mildred DuPugh, 1996-Augusta Haynes, 
Laymen: 1994-Judson Rouse, 1996-Roy Harris, 1996-BurtonKing, Clergypersons: 1993- 
Susan Clayton Lindblade, 1994-Jesse Brunson, 1996-George Johnson, Appointed by 
Bishop: 1996-Glenda Snotherly. 1994-William H. Gattis, 1994-Edward F. Hill II, Ex-Officio 
Members: Cashar Evans, Kermit L. Braswell, Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy: 
Three (3) members at-large: 1992-Gwen Henderson, 1992-Emily Workman, 1996-Harbert 
Moore 
EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE, COMMTTTEE ON 

(3 persons; president, or his^er designate, of the conference Committee on 
Episcopacy from each conference, the president, or his^e^ designate, or the conference 
Council on Finance and Administration from each annual Conference, and the 
chairperson, or his/her designate, of the conference Board of Trustees from each Annual 
Conference) 

EOGITABLE COMPENSATION, COMA^ISSION ON 

Chairperson: Robert E. Bergland, POBox 336,Elizabethtown 28337 . (910)862-3706 
Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth H.Hood,2916 Wicker St.Ext,Sanford 27330(919)776-2012 
Secretary: H.Dennis Draper, Jr., 50 14 Wayne Mem.Dr.Goldsboro 27534(919)778-5231 

Treasurer: J. Allen Morris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 
Duke Endowment Representative: W. Joseph Mann 

(1 person from each district, 4 at large; equal clergy and lay to total 16 members) 

Ba:1996-Scott Wilkinson, DG:1992-Julia Webb-Bowden, EC:1996-Steven N. Formo, 
FA:1992-Earl Warren (membership less than 200), GO:1996-Dennis Draper, GR:1993- 
Paul B. Scott, Jr., MB:1996-Kari Kendrick, RA:1996-Sang Woo Lee, RO:1997-Etha M. 
Harris, RM: 1 994-Chades Johnson, SA: 1 995-Elizabeth H. Hood, Wl: 1 996-Thomas Bostic, 
Four members at-large: [Temporarily extended to five members], 1992-Thomas Black, 
1993-Wilson Edward Barber, 1993-Robert E. Bergland, 1996-Theodore V. Carter Sr. 
(membership less than 200), 1996-Benjamin McCallum, Jr. 



Conference Organization/Rosters 26 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COGNCIL ON 

President: Cashar W. Evans, Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr., Kitty Hawk 27949 . (910)261-8282 
Vice-president: R. Carl Frazier, Jr.,POBox 456,Fayetteville 28302 . . . (910)483-2343 
Secretary: Laura Little,217 King George Rd., Greenville 27858-5615 . (919)756-5704 
Treasurer: J. Allen Morris, Jr. POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

(18 at large with vote,l GCFA rep.with vote,4 ex officio without vote,totaling 23 
members) 

1997-George W.Johnson, 1990-Mack Parker, 1992-C. Loyd Godley, Jr., 1992-Barton 
Baldwin, 1992-Charles K. Morrison, 1993-Lawrence E. Johnson, 1993-Sylvia Harriss, 
1993-Sandra J. Conner, 1994-Betty Wooten, 1995-Laura Little, 1995-George Hearn, 
1996-G. Lee Caroll Jr., 1996-R. Carl Frazier, 1996-Bruce Taylor, 1996-Coy Clayton, 
1 996-William Lowry, 1 997-Marian Thomas, 1 997-Nancy Walker; Ex-Officio:MemberGCFA 
Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Cabinet Representative: Jack L. Hunter 
INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: H.Gray Southern,215 N.Church St., Durham 27701 . . . (919)683-1386 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Ordained Ministry Reps., Richard Greenway, Caswell Shaw, Bill Sherman; Laity Reps., 
Gloria McAuley, TBE; Disability Comm. Reps., David Malloy, Larry Robinson; Health & 
Human Services Reps., Bruce Allen, John Crowe; Pension Reps., Chades Crutchfield, 
Gray Southern; Asst. to Bishop, F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; Group Admin., Caroline Buckland; 
Controller, Sharon Strother; Conf. Treasurer, J. Allen Morris, Jr. 
INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON DIAGONAL MINISTRY 

Principals: Judy Jolly, Anna Gail Workman, Margaret Anne Biddle; Reserves: Alice 
Kunka, Kim Lamb 
INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON ORDAINED MINISTRY 

1996-Jo-Ann Oulton, 1992-Robert Shields, 1993-William A. Boykin, 1992-Eldrick 
Davis, 1996-GaryAllred, 1996-E. Ray Brooks, 1996-Kimberly Pollock, Alternates: 1993- 
Albert F. Fisher, 1996-Morma Walters, 1996-Paul Leeland, 1996-Carolyn Smith, 1996- 
David Spaulding 
METHODIST BOARD OF PUBUCATION, INC. 

(9 At Large Members Divided into 4 Year Classes for 5 Year Terms), Nine Elected 
Members: 1992-L. Jane Smith, 1992-DorothyP. Jones, 1994-Jeanne Rouse, 1995-Peggy 
Allen, 1996-Anna Workman, 1996-Dotsy Reynolds, 1996-Thomas Hollis, 1996-Bill 
Poston, 1996-Patrice Cheasty-Miller, Ex-Officio: Conference Committee on Communi- 
cations Chairperson, Conference Communications Staff Representative, Conference 
Council Director, Editor, Cabinet Representative: Sam Wynn 
NOMINATIONS, COAAMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Bishop Marion Edwards,POBox 10955,Ral 27605 . . 1-800-849-4433 
The 12 District Superintendents, CCOM Executive Director, Conference Lay Leader, 
CGMM President, CGMW President, CGMY President, Religion & Race Representative, 
COSROW Representative, 12 Persons [Samed by the Bishop 
ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Roger V. Elliott,228 W.Edenton St., Raleigh 27603 .... (919)832-7535 
Vice-chairperson: Peggy O.Witt, 175 Midland Rd,Southern Pines28387 (910)692-3518 
Secretary: Jonathan Strother,207 W.Market St,Hertford27944-l 152 . (910)426-5467 

Division of Elders aind Local Pastors 
Chairperson: Susan Pate Greenwood,2106 W.Nash St.,Wilson 27896 (919)237-4528 
Vice-chairperson: William Braswell,1700 Ft.Bragg Rd,Fayetteville28303 (910)484-0181 

Secretary: Wallace H. Kirby,POBox 240,Roxboro 27573-0240 (910)597-2054 

Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries 

Chairperson: Denise C. Waters, POBox 728,Chapel Hill 27514 (919)929-7191 

Vice-chairperson: Richard Greenway.POBox 2597, Burlington 27216 . (910)227-6263 

Secretary: Connie Grander, 1004 Wilshire Dr., Gary 27511 (919)469-5322 

Order of Elders 
Chairperson: Milton Gilbert,900 Arendell St.,Mor'hdCity 28557-4142 . (919)726-7102 



27 Conference Organization/Rosters 

Order of Deacons 

Chairperson: Robert Huckaby,6612 Creedmoor Rd,Raleigh276J3-3644(919)847-2818 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

BG: 1 997-Susan Allred, DO: 1 990-Wallace H. Kirby, 1 990-Lisa Brown-Cole, 1 992-Russeli 
E. Richey, 1995-Edith L. Cleaves, EC:1995-Samuel Duncan McMillan ill, 1995-Jonathan 
E. Strother, FA:1992-Homer Edward Morris, CR:1993-Milton T. Mann, 1997-Tonn 
Holtsclaw, NB:1992-Milton H. Cilbert, 1992-A. Ray Broadwell, RA:1992-F. Owen 
Fitzgerald, Jr., 1995-Roger V. Elliott, 1997-Robert Huckaby, RO:1990-Paul C. Bunn, 
1991 -David O. Malloy, 1993-Larry Robinson, RM: 1991 -Susan Pate Creenwood, 1994- 
Caswell E. Shaw, Jr., SA:1994-Peggy O. Witt, 1995-Ray T. Cooch, Wl:1992-Samuel D. 
McMillan, Jr., 1997-Camille Y. Edwards, Lay Members: Philip Beaman, Paul Bennett, 
Sallie Jones, Harriett Wright, L. Merritt Jones, Willie Mae Jones, Burton King, Sue 
Kirkpatrick, Diaconal Members: Patricia Archer, TonyArgo, Patricia Hicks, Harold Jacobs, 
Denise Conner Waters, Sue Ellen Nicholson, Cynthia Powell, Richard Williams, Linda 
Logston, Representative from Board of Diaconal Ministry: Richard O. Greenway, Walter 
W. Gaskins Jr., Cabinet Representatives: J. Thomas Smith, Samuel Wynn 
PEMSIONS, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Woodrow W.Wells,Jr.,2000 E.6th St.,Greenv'l 27858 . . (919)752-6154 
Vice-chairperson: H.Gray Southern,215 W.Church St., Durham 27701.. (919)683-1386 

Secretary: Carolyn R. Smith.POBox 134,Plymouth 27962 (919)793-2549 

Treasurer: J. Allen Morris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

1997-William W.Sherman, Jr., 1 991 -Doris Bluitt, 1992-Joseph Monroe, 1992-H.Gray 
Southern, 1992-Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., 1993-James Arnold Oxendine, 1993-Clara 
Cummings Wade, 1994-Charles Crutchfield, 1994-Charles Wentz, 1994-T. M. Faggart, 
1994-Tommy L. Evans, 1996-Samuel Dixon, 1996-Louise Peterson, 1996-David Ward, 
1996-Delores McLeod, 1996-Faustina Walker, 1996-Simeon Cummings, 1996-Carolyn 
Smith; GBPHB: Kermit Braswell 
TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

President: William C.Simpson,Jr., POBox 2597, Burlington 27216 . . . (910)227-6263 
Vice-president: Patricia Wiles, 1808 Longwood Dr., Raleigh 27612 . . . (919)848-1449 

Secretary: Frank Thigpen,POBox 792,Robbins 27925 (910)948-3962 

Class of 1998: 1 990-Elizabeth Keever, 1990-Nancy Marks, 1990-Charles Mercer, Jr. 
Class of 1999: 1992-Charles Carpenter, 1993-Beth Yancey, 1996-Frank Thigpen 
Class of 2000: 1 995-Patricia Wiles, 1996-Jack Reed, 1996-Luther Douglas 
Class of 2001: 1995-Gregory Bronson, 1996-WilIiam C. Simpson, 1995-Wil Jackson 

AMNCJAL AND TERM ELECTIONS 

DISTRICT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 
BURLINGTON DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Kathryn Self 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Rex Brooks, Vickie Frye, Roy Harris, Michael Hobbs, Jimmy Linnens, Raegan May, 

Pam Page, Michael Parker, Kathryn Self, Anna Gail Workman 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Rodney Hamm; Ebem Allen, Jo Ann Barbour, Bill Gattis, Samuel Holton, Alvin Home, 

Randy Innes, Peggy Jenks, Rachel Moser, Marshall Old, Cynthia Powell, Jack Ruth, 

Herman Ward, Denny Wise 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Rodney Hamm; 1997-98: Jeff Kerr, Jimmy Weaver; 1998-99: Rick Moser, Earl Loy, Jr., 

James Davis; 1999-2000: David Harvin, Suzanne C. Hultman 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Al Fogleman, Tom Hobbs, Mell Laton; 1998-99: Randy Innes, Pat Rich, John 

Patterson; 1999-2000: Herman Ward, Brenda Fitzgerald, Judy Barnes 
DURHAM DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Gloria McAuiey 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Albert Shuler, James Bolden, Bess Hunnings, Robinette Husketh, Burton King, Sybil 



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Leggett, Sue Mclntyre, Charles Morrison, Marion Tillett, Faye Watkins, Mark 

Wethington, Harriet Wright 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Albert Shuler, Mancy Best, Lisa Cole, Edith Cleaves, Delores Langley, Robert O'Keef, 

Robert Redmond, Jeff Roberts, Gray Southern, Julia Webb-Bowden, Mark Wethington; 

Lay Observers: Robinette Husketh, Burton King 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Albert Shuler, Shane Benjamin, Johnny Branch, Felix Markham IV, Jeff Roberts, 

chairperson, Roy Swaringen, James Ward 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: David Dobbs, Burton King, Shirley Varn; 1998-99: Joseph Callahan, Dorothy 

Jones, Ken Morris, Gray Southern; 1999-2000: Delores Langley, Gerhardt Miller, 

chairperson 
ELIZABETH CTTY DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Winston King 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Marie Armstrong, Faye S. Berry, Lisa Creech Bledsoe, Robert Castelloe, Clyde Denny, 

Cashar Evans, chairperson, Marvina Mann, Patrick Morgan, Jr., Beverly Small, William 

Mark Spence 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

William M. Presnell, Clyde Denny, Charles E. McKenzie, chairperson, S. D. McMillan 

ill, Roderic Mullen, Carolyn R. Smith, Jonathan Strother, Margaret Saunders 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

William M. Presnell; Alan C. Gibson, Haywood L Gillikin, S. D. McMillan 111, Marcus 

Felton, J. Stanley Peel, Margaret Saunders, Herscal Williams 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Cashar Evans, Braxton Gillam III, chairperson, Beverly Small; 1998-99: 

William Morgan, J. Stanley Peel; 1999-2000: S. D. McMillan III, Jerry Downum, Emily 

White 
FAYETT1EVILLE DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Randy Harrison 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

1997-98: Loyd Godley, chairperson, Stacey Graves, Bill Johnson, Ray Wittman; 1998- 

99: Bonnie Jones, Margaret Swanson; 1999-2000: Danny Allen, John Smith, Ben 

Warrick; Ex-Officio: Randy Harrison, Robin Naylor 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

1997-98: Danny Allen, Duke Lackey, Susan Undblade; 1998-99: Charlie Astrike, Willie 

Mae Jones, Haywood Smith; 1999-2000: Frank Daniels, Stacey Graves, Donald 

Shields, Jeff Swartz; Members of Conference Board of Ordained Ministry: William 

Braswell, chairperson. Homer E. Morris, Tony Argo 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

1997-98: Tom Hoogerland, Greg Lawrence, Mina Townsend; 1998-99: Bob Hoover, 

George Williford; 1999-2000: Michael Davis, Joe Mac Hatcher, Henry Lee, Steve Shaw 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Dot Brower, Jennie Lou Exum; Eddie McDonald; 1998-99: Vance Meal, 

Lewis Gpchurch, Delman Williamson; 1999-2000: Joe Mac Hatcher, Joseph Walker, 

Jr., chairperson, J. D. (Luke) Wheeler 
GOLDSBORO DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Kenneth Keesee 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Carl Gurley, Danny Hood, Jerry Keen, chairperson. Ken Keesee, Myrtle Ann Lumpkin, 

Joyce Odom, Marjorie Overman, John Paschal, John Roberts, Alma Strickland 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

James C. Lee; Wayne Hicks, Charles Moseley, Joyce Odom, John Paschal, Paul 

Stallsworth, Joseph Yow, Paul Bennett, Faye Harrell 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

James C. Lee; Jean Hood, Virgil Huffman, Wallace Lewis, T. R. Miller, Preston Smith, 

Pearl West 
Board of Trustees: 

James C. Lee; 1997-98: Margaret Boyd, Bobby Rex Kornegay Cecil Odom; 1998-99: 

Lillian Bridgers, R.A. Oliver, Ellis Heniy Townsend; 1999-2000: Tony Camaioni, John 

McNeil, Jimmy Royal; H. Jack Edwards, District Treasurer 



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GREENVILLE DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Barbara Matthews 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Two Laywomen: Frances Daniels, Lala Williamson; Two Laymen: William Rasberry, 

Leroy Whitfield; Two Clergy: Gayla Estes, Milton Mann; Two Young Adults: Norman 

Bryant, Charles Jenkins; Two Persons Selected by DS: Jack Benfield, John Hood, Jr. 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Sid Muggins 111; Jack Benfield, Gayla Estes, Milton Mann, Eugene Tyson, Woodrow 

Wells, Mary Lib Faser, Barbara Hebert, Becky Seymour 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Sid Muggins III; Thomas Moltsclaw, Sam Loy, Milton Mann, Randy Maynard; Lay: 

William Blount, Mitchell Jones, Leroy Whitfield 
Board of Trustees: 

Sid Muggins 111; 1997-98: Seroba A. Aiken, Mitchell Jones, John Morgan; 1998-99: 

Richard Cannon, S. P. Munt, Millie Matthis; 1999-2000: James W. Carter, Laura Little, 

David Spier 
NEW BERN DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Carol M. Mood 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Clergy: William A. Boykin, Penny Dollar Farmer, E. Powell Osteen, Jr.; Laity: G. Lee 

Carroll, Jr., chairperson, Ken Lymaster, Jill W. Smith, Joe Rhem Taylor, David 

Yeomans 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Samuel Wynn; Clergy: William A. Boykin, Leonard F. Doucette, Milton H. Gilbert, 

chairperson, Carol W. Goehring, Charlene Pierce Guider, W.W. Sherman, Jr.; Lay: Pat 

Daugherty, Carl Kendrick, Susan F. Kirkpatrick, Noel Proudfoot, Si B. Seymour 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Samuel Wynn; 1997-98: E. Powell Osteen, Jr., Robert H. Stephens; 1998-99: Jan 

Durner, David Goehring; 1999-2000: Kathy Clark-Dickens, Joseph C. Parker, Georgia 

Wertman 
Board of Trustees: 

Rudy Ashton, Gary Barker, Doug Gilchrist, Ed Guirklns, chairperson, Alice May Koons, 

Sue Mack Ridgeway, Bevin Wall, Anne Waller 
RALEIGH DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Sillar G. Smith 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Lay Leader: Sillar G. Smith; Two Laywomen: Doris Davis, Alice Snow; Two Laymen: 

John Balentine, Walter Newman; Two Clergy: Douglas Jessee, Barbara Price; Two At- 

large: Karen M. Whitaker, GMY President; Appointed by DS: William G. Sharpe IV, 

Everlyna Norwood 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Kermit L. Braswell; Member of Conf. Bd. of Ordained Min.: Roger V. Elliott; Clergy: 

Gary E. Allred, Glenda N. Johnson, Walter E. McLeod, James E. Sutton, Karen H. 

V/hitaker; Diaconal Minister: Judy O. Jolly; Laity: Rosa Reming, Menry Jarrett, Jeffrey 

C. Jennings 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Kermit L. Braswell; 1997-98: Steve Compton, Gary Pratt, Becky Roberts; 1998-99: 

Joyce R. Reynolds, Pat Wiles, Ed Wilson; 1999-2000: Ed Bomar, Cassandra Dunn, 

Menry N. Lovelace 
Board of Trustees: 

Kermit L. Braswell; 1997-98: Sandra (Rose) Conner, George G. Mearn, Roy Mutchins; 

1998-99: Martha Driver, Charles Maynes, Richard Stone; 1999-2000: Ellendale Burke, 

Dave Jackson, Jerry T. Smith 
ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Jim Chavis 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Jim Chavis, Erin Dawkins, Olivia Dowdy, Clementine Graham, Steve Menry, Cattie Mae 

Munt, David Malloy, Jessie Spell, Charles Wentz, chairperson, Dena White, Merman 

Winberry 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Ben Rouse; William Cummings, Mable Cummings, J. W. Hammond, Mary Marvin, 

Wilbur Jackson, Bill James Locklear, David Malloy, chairperson, Larry Robinson, Dena 



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White, Leslie Womack 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Ben Rouse; 1997-98: J. Nelson Gibson, Jr., Gurney Hunt, Wayne Stogner; 1998-99: 

Michael Eaves; 1999-2000: Robert Fairley, Jesse Lannm, J. R. McVicker, Jr. 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Henry McLeod, chairperson, Mildred Mercer, Cabell Regan; 1998-99: Aggie 

Deese, Jannes Kelly, Harbert Moore; 1999-2000: Mary Baldwin, Pat Dawkins, Robby 

Lowry, Justin Oliver 
ROCKY MOCIMT DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Fred M. Hight III 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Frank Eagles, Relfe Edwards, Robert Frazier, Donald Glisson, Fred Hight, Elaine 

Lilliston, Taylor Oakes, Charles M. Smith, Robert Wallace, Langill Watson 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Thomas Loftis; Sam Dixon, John Harwood, Jerry Juren, Elaine Lilliston, Susan Pate- 
Greenwood, James Reavis, Caswell Shaw, Arthur Wall; Lay Observer: Phil Beaman 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Thomas Loftis; Clergy: John Check, Gene Cobb, Sam Dixon; Lay: C.C. Davis, Tom 

Morris, Dan Vaughn 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Reese Bailey, Ed Davenport; 1998-99: Charles Rowers, Charles Ward; 1999- 

2000: Ruby Braswell, Rosie Smoot 
SANFORD DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Donna Atkins 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Donna Atkins, Mary Ellen Bender, Louise Davis, Glenda Clendenin, Ruth Lucier, 

Roland Home, Travis Owen, Julian Scott 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Jack Hunter; Terry Bryant, Charles M. Cook, Ray Gooch, Paul Leeland, Pat Lykins, 

Benjamin Melvin, Travis Owen, Peggy Witt 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Jack L. Hunter; Clergy: Lovell Aills, Ronald Dietrich, William Mitchell, William Witt; Lay: 

Donna Atkins, John D. Dixon, 

J. R. Holt, Robert Pulver 
Board of Trustees: 

Brenda Brown, Doug Byrd, Earle Connelly, Ed Davis, Glenda Clendenin, Larry 

Gpchurch 
WILMINGTON DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: David Dorsett 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Robert Bergland, David Dorsett, Ron Gooding, Mickey King, Teresa Lee, chairperson, 

Gerald Massey, Jeanne Ray, Timothy Russell, Marjorie Stuckey 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Ruth Harper Stevens; Patricia Archer, Fred Davis, Michael Elliott, Ecwood Lancaster, 

chairperson, Tal Madison, P. D. Midgett III, Timothy Russell, David Wade, Lynn T. 

Wall; Lay Observers: Ron Gooding, Linda Taylor 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Ruth Harper Stevens; Clergy: Robert J. Bauman, Margaret B. Hockett, Gerald Massey, 

L. M. Peele, Jr.; Lay: Jean Bullock, Arvel Heafner, Joe Johnson, Lariy Sneeden, 

Richard Wilber 
Board of Trustees: 

1997-98: Doug Boone, Unda Nunalee; 1998-99: Paul Campbell, chairperson, Nancy 

Marks, Richard Zigler; 1999-2000: Matt C. Saunders, Bobby E. Smith, Betty Wooten 



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THE 1997 - 1998 ALPHABETICAL CONFERENCE DIRECTORY 
*lndicates Preferred Mailing Address 

Edwards, Marion M. [Marion] (Linda) E-Mail:bishopmme@nccumc.org 

Bishop, Raleigh Area FAX: (919) 832-4721 

*P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

3116 Eton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608 (H) (919) 782-0520 

Minnick, Carlton P., Jr., [C P ] (Mary Ann) 

Retired Bishop 

*5101 Coronado Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 787-4066 

Aaron, Jr., Charles L. [Chuck] (Sandra) {FE} 
(RO) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3400 

*2422 Scots Pine Crossing, Durham, NC 27713 (H) (919) 361-9637 

Adams, Anthony [Tony] (Ellen) {LP/D} Email: familyy@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Wesleyan Chapel - Assoc. - 12321 FAX: (910) 762-6302 

2710 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403-1218 (O) (910) 251-9622 

*518 Camwav Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-3416 (H) (910) 392-6924 

Adams, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Lee) {FE} 
(GR) St. James - Associate - 06131 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (O) (919) 752-6154 

102 Dellwood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-5405 (H) (919) 355-7480 

Aills, Lovell R. [Lovell] (Barbara) {FE} 
(SA) Carthage - 11091 

(O) (910) 947-2705 

*P0 Box 70, Carthage. NC 28327-0070 (H) (910) 947-2472 

Aitken, P. Wesley [Wesley] (Ruth) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2909 Harriman Dr, Durham, NC 27705-5423 (H) (919) 489-5491 

Alexander, Frank L. [Frank] (Millie) {RM} 
(EC) Albemarle -3020 

*P O Box 86. Roper, NC 27970 (H) (919) 793-3291 

Alexander, Gayle T. [Gayle] (Kathryn) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*1018 Edith St. Burlington. NC 27215-3479 (H) (910) 226-6390 

Alexander, Jr., J. C. [J. C] (Sue) {RM} Email: alexander@wcu.edu 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 257, Webster, NC 28788-0257 (H) (704) 586-5220 

Allen, Danny G. [Danny] (June) {FE} 
(FA) Grace - 04041 

*800 Smith St, Clinton, NC 28328-2648 (O) (910) 592-3497 

301 Fairfax St, Clinton. NC 28328-2114 (H) (910) 592-4195 

Allen, Ebern Earl [Ebern] (Kay) {FE} 
(BU) Phillips Chapel -01381 

2557 Brucewood Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9004 (O) (910) 578-5180 

*2557 Brucewood Rd. Graham. NC 27253-9004 (H) (910) 578-2143 

Allen, Frank Bruce [Bruce] (Susan) {FE} Email: fallen@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Pilmoor Memorial - 03301 FAX: (919) 232-3391 

(O) (919) 232-2136 

*P0 Box 65. Currituck, NC 27929-0065 (H) (919) 232-3391 

Allen, Jr., Gordon E. [Gordon] (Alice P.) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*1843 Lvnne Ave, Henderson. NC 27536-2921 (H) (919) 492-2697 

Allen, Jeanne B. [Jeanne] (Jack) {SP} Email: jna83845@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Stem-Bullocks - 02530 

*P0 Box 10, Stem. NC 27581-0010 (H) (919) 528-1080 



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Allen, Willie F. [Willie] (Alice Faye) {LP} 

(Wl) Pleasant Grove - 12201 

RR 2 Box 990, Bladenboro, NC 28320 

*1359 Owen Hill Rd.. Elizabethtown, NC 28337-8903 (H) (910) 866-4453 

Allred, Gary E. [Gary] (Lou Ann) {FE} Email: umcsunrise@aol.com 

(RA) Sunrise - 08641 

*P0 Box 295, Holly Springs, NC 27540-0295 (O) (919) 557-6486 

1704 Balfour Downs Cir, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526-7738 (H) (919) 557-6486 

Allred, Susan Lutz [Susan] (Herb) {FE} 
(BU) Aldersgate -01121 

*632 Laurel Hill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4214 (O) (919) 968-6231 

1306 Leclair St, Chapel Hill. NC 27514-3033 (H) (919) 942-5177 

Altman, Jr., William Howard [Bill] {FL} 
(EC) North Gates - 03260 

*P0 Box 38. Gates, NC 27937-0038 (H) (919) 357-1620 

Anderson, Austin [Austin] (Margaret) {IS} 
(RM) Hollister - 10121 

*62 Golf Course Rd, Littleton. NC 27850-9419 (H) (919) 586-3472 

Andrews, Chester J. [Chester] {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 174. Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 309-9132 

Andrews, Jr., John C. [John] (Nancy) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 552, Magnolia. NC 28453-0552 (H) (910) 289-9392 

Archer, Patricia H. [Irish] (Noah) {DM} 
(Wl) Diaconal Minister 

*1403 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4908 (O) (910) 762-3316 

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

Argo, D. Anthony [Tony] (Karen) {FD} 

(FA) FA:Haymount - Deacon - 04191 FAX: (910) 484-9805 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayettevllle, NC 28303-6800 (O) (910) 484-0181 

610 Greenland Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28305-4528 (H) (910) 485-7419 

Arledge, Alice [Alice] {DM} 

(Wl) Diaconal Minister - Leave of Absence 

4616 Turtle Dove Ct., Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 792-9166 

Armistead, Roger Addison [Roger] (Diane) {FE} 

(Wl) Shallotte Circuit - 12250 FAX: (910) 754-6439 

*P0 Box 2557, Shallotte, NC 28459-2557 (H) (910) 754-6439 

Armstrong, Edward P. [Ed] (Sarah) {RM} Email: e.arms@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*2418 Turtle Bay Rd. New Bern. NC 28562-7313 (H) (919) 633-3465 

Armstrong, III, R. Martin [Martin] (Eleanor) {FE} Email: x4x5p6kn@coastalnet.com 
(NB) Dover-Clarks -07110 

PO Box 188, Dover, NC 28526-0188 (O) (919) 523-9938 

*P0 Box 188, Dover. NC 28526-0188 (H) (919) 523-9938 

Arthurs, Jeffrey D. [Jeff] (Kayne) {PM} Email: arthurs@glcryroad.net 

(RA) Flat Rock - 08131 

(O) (919) 492-0976 

*3280 Satterwhite Point Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-6253 (H) (919) 438-3360 

Auman, James A. [Jim] {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

(O) (910) 697-0444 

*2400 Freeman Mill Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406-3912 (H) (910) 273-3981 

Aycock, John D. [John] (Fran) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 157, Rowland. NC 28383-0157 (H) (910) 422-3156 

Aydlett, Jr., W. Christopher [Chhs] (Angle) {FE} Email: aydlettc@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Hawkins-Tabor - 10110 

*Rr 2 Box 320, Littleton, NC 27850-9669 (H) (919) 586-3993 



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Bailey, James E. [Jim] (Caren C.) {FE} 
(RA) Norlina - 08281 

PO Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563-0356 (O) (919) 456-2606 

*P0 Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563-0356 (H) (919) 456-3150 

Bailey, James H. [Jim] (Helen) {FE} 

(RA) Highland - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

3021 Sylvania Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607-3029 (H) (919) 787-4810 

Baird, Jr., L. William [Bill] (Brenda) {OF} 
(BU) Saint Lukes -01411 

*752 Greenwood Dr, Burlington, NC 27217-7996 (O) (910) 584-0648 

1114 Greenwood Dr, Burlington, NC 27217-8003 (H) (910) 584-7390 

Baker, Gerald Kevin [Kevin] (Denise) {FE} Email: kbaker@interpath.com 

(DU) Fayetteville Rd. - Associate 

*1712 Kirkwood Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 471-1084 

Baker, M. Randall [Randall] (Freda) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*1300 Airlee Ave, Kinston, NC 28504-2042 (H) (919) 527-4814 

Baldridge, Robert L. [Bob] (Janice) {RM} Email: robertlb@primeline.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*P O Box 1119, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-1119 (H) (704) 456-7587 

Baldwin, Sr., Richard C. [Richard] (Kay) {LP} 
(Wl) Mishop Springs - 12351 

M8 Augusta Dr, Yaupon Beach, NC 28461 (H) (910) 278-9388 

Ballance, Bernice Mae [Bernice] {DM} 
(FA) Retired Deaconness 

*P0 Box 247, Lillington, NC 27546-0247 (H) (910) 893-5534 

Bame, Robert L. [Bob] (Helen) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

(O) (919) 734-2965 

*P0 Box 569, Pikeville. NC 27863-0569 (H) (919) 242-5631 

Banks, David A. [David] (Jerri M.) {FE} 

(NB) Saint Peters - 07251 FAX: (919) 726-2175 

111 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2528 (O) (919) 726-2175 

*4905 Holly Ln. Morehead City. NC 28557-2685 (H) (919) 726-0491 

Barbee, William Lee [Bill] (Myrtle) {ROE} 
(GR) Hobgood - 06160 

*P0 Box 545, Macclesfield, NC 27852-0545 (H) (919) 827-5997 

Barber, Morris L. [Morris] (Leoma) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*156 Will Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 27242 (H) (910) 948-2283 

Barber, Wilson Edward [Eddie] (Jane) {FE} 
(RA) Disability Leave 

*P0 Box 4931, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4931 (H) (919) 354-5635 

Barbour, Berry O. [Berry] (Dixie) {FE} 
(Wl) Whiteville - 12341 

902 Pinckney St, Whiteville, NC 28472-2644 (O) (910) 642-3376 

*410 Edgewood Cir, Whiteville, NC 28472-3636 (H) (910) 642-3775 

Barfield, W. Clark [Clark] {FE} 
(GR) Pink Hill-Beulaville - 06270 

*P0 Box 25, Pink Hill, NC 28572-0025 (H) (919) 568-3271 

Barrett, Troy J. [Troy] (Robbie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*104 Twin Oaks PI, Cary, NC 27511-5566 (H) (919) 467-4488 

Bass, Jr., Everette F. [Chip] (Nancy) {LP} 

(RO)Asbury -09221 

*3645 Kale Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358-7706 (H) (910) 618-0122 



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Bass, Sr., Walton N. [Walt] (Emma Deane) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2021 Walnut St, Durham, NC 27705-3279 (H) (919) 286-3545 

Bates, Sally Glenn [Sally] {PM} 

(RA) Hayes Barton - Associate - 08371 FAX: (919) 832-4029 

*P0 Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628-6088 (O) (919) 832-6435 

750-304 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605 (H) (919) 821-3124 

Bauman, Robert J. [Bob] (Kelley) {FE} 

(Wl) Sunset Park - 12421 FAX: (910) 762-1905 

M06 Central Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28401-6918 (O) (910) 762-8866 

913 Lorraine Cir N, Wilmington, NC 28412-7744 (H) (910) 392-0042 

Beane, Kenneth E. [Ken] (Margaret) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*532 Rock Canyon Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-3275 (H) (910) 867-5412 

Beck, David Jack [David] (Charline) {SP} 
(SA) Biscoe-Bascom's Chapel -11030 

203 Church St., Biscoe, NC 27209-0088 (O) (910) 428-1008 

*P O Box 88, Biscoe, NC 27209-0088 (H) (910) 428-4862 

Bedsworth, Ellis J. [Ellis] (Betty) {RM} 
(NB) Marshallberg - Smyrna - 07210 
*P0 Box 66, Marshallberg, NC 28553-0066 

PO Box 66. Marshallberg, NC 28553-0066 (H) (919) 729-2261 

Beeson, Jr., Gilbert W. [Gil] (Barbara) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Past.Couns., Fayetteville Fam.Life Ctr FAX: (910) 484-5781 

114 Highland Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5306 (O) (910) 484-0176 

*6001 Poland Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28314-0952 (H) (910) 868-9263 

Belcher, Carl Dean [Carl] (Terry Dale) {FE} Email: scamper@visionet.org 

(BU) New Sharon -01371 

(O) (919) 732-5144 

*1601 New Sharon Church Rd, Hillsborough. NC 27278-8800 ... (H) (919) 732-4243 
Bell, James Douglas [Jim] (Melody) {FE} 
(Wl) Hempstead - 12151 

*15395 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443 (O) (910) 270-4648 

821 Soundview Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443-2111 (H) (910) 270-3464 

Bender, Mary Ellen [Mary Ellen] {LP} 
(SA) Cool Springs - 11501 

PO Box 374, Candor, NC 27229-0374 (H) (910) 974-7340 

Benfield, Jack M. [Jack] (Jane) {FE} Email: benfield@mall.icomnet.com 

(GR) Westminster -06211 

*P0 Box 1007, Kinston, NC 28503-1007 (O) (919) 522-3334 

1214 Stockton Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-2163 (H) (919) 522-1248 

Benjamin, Shane Mario [Shane] (Sherry) {PM} Email: shaneben@juno.com 

(DU) Good Shepherd - 02201 FAX: (919) 471-7050 

3324 Wake Forest Hwy., Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-8516 

*6312 Whitt Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1545 (H) (919) 471-7050 

Benson, Ann Giles [Ann Giles] (Donald) {FE} 
(RO) Roberdell -09411 

*141 Bear Branch Rd.. Rockingham. NC 28379-7943 (H) (910) 895-5698 

Benson, David C. [David] (Cathy C.) {FE} 
(GO) Benson -05010 

*P0 Box 72, Benson, NC 27504-0072 (O) (919) 894-3028 

305 E Hill St, Benson, NC 27504-1426 (H) (919) 894-3004 

Bergland, John K. [John] (Barbara) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister - 04191 

*Rr 1 Box 2B, Roseboro, NC 28382-9701 (H) (910) 531-3485 

Bergland, Robert E. [Bob] (Ellen) {FE} 
(Wl) Elizabethtown: Trinity - 12271 

*P0 Box 336, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-0336 (O) (910) 862-3706 

2106 2nd Ave. Elizabethtown, NC 28337-9541 (H) (910) 862-3654 



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Best, Nancy R. [Nancy Ruth] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital 

3643 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704-2702 (O) (919) 470-8313 

*3308 Bahama Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572-9450 (H) (919) 471-3910 

Biddle, Margaret Anne [Margaret Anne] {DM} 

(RA) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 821-5218 

*P0 Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605-0917 (O) (919) 828-0345 

5850 Branchwood Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 878-5428 

Bideaux, Rene O. [Rene] (Rebecca) {RM} Email: rbideaux@primeline.com 

(BU) Retired Minister FAX: (704) 452-3982 

*699 Golf Course Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-2630 (H) (704) 452-5455 

Billups, Douglas W. [Doug] (Kat) {LP} 
(RM) Bethlehem-York - 10230 

/Q\ (gig) 445-5113 
*339 Taylor St, Enfield, NC 27823-1539 ......'........'...'.. (H) (919) 445-4187 

Bingham, William Allen [Allen] (Cindy) {FE} Email: wabingham@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Swansboro - Associate - 07431 FAX: (910) 326-5748 

*665 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584-0847 (O) (910) 326-4822 

836 S Dogwood Ln, Swansboro, NC 28584-8719 (H) (910) 326-1236 

Bissett, Jay W. [Jay] (Monica) {SP} 
(BU) Chestnut Ridge -01161 

*3521 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd. Efland, NC 27243-9721 (H) (919) 563-5108 

Bissette, Lester C. [Lester] (Catherine) {RM} 
(GR) Edwards Chapel - 06081 

*P0 Box 937, Bailey, NC 27807-0937 (H) (919) 235-5824 

BIzzell, Jr., Henry A. [Henry] (Grace) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*203 S Church St, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7515 (H) (910) 594-0431 

Black, Bobby C. [Bobby] (Marybel) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*6106 Rodes Dr., Louisville, KY 40222 (H) (502) 425-0080 

Blackburn, Jr., Harold Dean [Dean] {PM} 
(BU) Leave of Absence 

4528 Angler Ave, Durham, NC 27703-5806 (O) (919) 596-7907 

*P O Box 935, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 967-4137 

Blackburn, Linwood E. [Linwood] (Polly (Johnsie)) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 237-0699 

PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (919) 237-6121 

*102 Brentwood Dr N. Wilson, NC 27893-1808 (H) (919) 237-5518 

Blanchard, Diane M. C. [Diane] {FE} 

(DU) Banks-Grove Hill - 02040 FAX: (919) 528-2423 

*2632 Hwy 96, Franklinton, NC 27525 (H) (919) 528-2423 

Blanchard, George F. [George] (Lillian) {FE} 
(SA) Disability Leave 

*Rr 1 Box 333WW, Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9720 (H) (910) 486-8756 

Blanchard, Randy Coy [Randy] {FE} 
(RA) Jenkins Memorial - 08391 

*725 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1401 (O) (919) 833-4306 

709 Hunting Ridge Rd.. Raleigh, NC 27615 (H) (919) 676-8307 

Blankenhorn, Richard R. [Dick] (May) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 1012, Misenheimer, NC 28109-1012 (H) (704) 463-1302 

Bledsoe, Lisa Creech [Lisa Creech] (Lance) {FE} 
(EC) Gatesville - 03140 

(O) (919) 357-1180 

*P0 Box 43, Gatesville. NC 27938-0043 (H) (919) 357-0354 

Blue, Henry Lee [Henry] (Bessie) {LP} 

(RO) Fletcher's Chap.-St. Peter - 09100 FAX: (910) 875-7256 

119 W Elwood Ave, Raeford, NC 28376-2801 (O) (910) 875-2121 

*5102 Laurinburg Rd, Raeford, NC 28376-7277 (H) (910) 875-4675 



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Blue, John Robert [John] (Linda) {RM} 
(DU) Retired IVIinister 

*4315 NW 60th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32606 (H) (352) 376-3856 

Boggs, Clyde S. [Clyde] {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*317 Wimbledon (c/o J.Bowman), Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 392-6899 

Bogie, Edward F. [Ed] (Ruth) (FE) 
(DU) Glendale Heights - 02191 

908 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704-4130 (O) (919) 220-6138 

*4410 David St, Durham, NC 27704-1437 (H) (919) 477-5270 

Bone, Jesse V. [Jesse] (Mary) {FE} 

(GR) Salem - 06301 FAX: (919) 752-3192 

*P O Box 218, Simpson, NC 27879-0218 (O) (919) 752-1273 

1011 Milbrook Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (919) 752-7405 

Boone, Sidney G. [Sidney] (Katherine) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 411, Nashville, NC 27856-0411 (H) (919) 459-7758 

Bostian, Jr., David Eugene [David] {SP} 

(BU) Orange - Associate - 01141 FAX: (919) 942-2825 

*1220 Airport Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 942-2825 

Bostick, Joseph K. [Joe] (Julia) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*806 Faircloth St, Raleigh, NC 27607-4014 (H) (919) 834-0814 

Bowden, Jr., R. Lawrence [Larry] (Julia) {FE} Email: rlbowden@aol.com 

(DU) Pleasant Green - 02251 

*3005 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, NC 27705-7134 (O) (919) 383-2339 

5532 Jomali Dr, Durham, NC 27705-8392 (H) (919) 383-1397 

Bowman, Daniel D. [Dan] (Dolores) {RM} 
(RM) Seaboard - Associate - 10330 

*P0 Box 23, Milwaukee, NC 27854-0023 (H) (919) 585-1306 

Bowman, John M. [John] (Fayette) {AM} 
(RM) Milwaukee - 10160 

*P0 Box 177, Milwaukee, NC 27854-0177 (H) (919) 585-1010 

Boyette, Lynwood 0. [Lynwood] (Louise) {FE} 
(RA) Bunn-Hill King - 08030 

(0) (919) 496-2437 

*P O Box 142, Bunn, NC 27508-0142 (H) (919) 496-5655 

Boykin, William Alton [Bill] {FE} 
(NB) Richlands - 07371 

*P0 Box 308, Richlands, NC 28574-0308 (O) (910) 324-5464 

PO Box 1284, Richlands, NC 28574-1284 (H) (910) 324-3665 

Bradshaw, Francis C. [Brad] (Sue) {FE} 
(EC) Kitty Hawk -03181 

*P O Box 900, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (O) (919) 261-2062 

803 W Kitty Hawk Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4237 (H) (919) 261-2707 

Brady, William H. [Herman] (Ruth) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*3420 Baron Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-5416 (H) (910) 765-2358 

Branch, Johnny H. [Johnny] (Susan) {FE} 
(DU) Aldersgate -02091 

*1714 Bivins Rd, Durham, NC 27712-2072 (O) (919) 477-0509 

1818 Grande Oaks Rd, Durham, NC 27712-2046 (H) (919) 477-0068 

Braswell, Kermit L. [Kermit] (Alice) {FE} 

(RA) Raleigh District Super FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 834-5100 

6201 Godfrey Dr, Raleigh. NC 27612-6717 (H) (919) 787-4660 

Braswell, William E. [Bill] (Patricia) {FE} 
(FA) Haymount - 06391 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-6800 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1450 Pine Valley Loop, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5217 (H) (910) 486-0838 



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Broadwell, A. Ray [Ray] (Melissa) {FE} 

(NB) Swansboro - 07431 FAX: (910) 326-3499 

*665 W. Corbett Ave,, Swansboro, NC 28584-0847 (O) (910) 326-4822 

613 Russell St. Swansboro, NC 28584-8488 (H) (910) 326-4373 

Brooks, E. Ray [Ray] (Sue) {FE} 
(RO) Pembroke: First - 09341 

*100 Breece St, Pembroke, NC 28372-9659 (O) (910) 521-8197 

727 Brookfield St., Pembroke, NC 28372-9401 (H) (910) 521-9041 

Brooks, Rex Eugene [Rex] (Carolyn) {FE} 
(EC) Edenton - 03101 

*P O Box 37, Edenton, NC 27932 (O) (919) 482-2964 

1101 W Queen St, Edenton, NC 27932-1620 (H) (919) 482-2289 

Brown, Gary H. [Gary] (Ann) {ROE} 

(Wl) Wesley Mem.- Assoc. - 12441 FAX: (910) 791-2329 

1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-5104 (O) (910) 791-4092 

M23 W West St. Southport, NC 28461-3845 (H) (910) 457-6710 

Brown, James Stanley [Stan] (Christa) {FE} Email: brostan@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Oriental - 07331 

*P0 Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571-0070 (O) (919) 249-0213 

PO Box 949. Oriental. NC 28571-0949 (H) (919) 249-0229 

Brown, James C. P. [James] (Martha) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*380 Swoop Dr, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-2735 (H) (910) 695-0767 

Brown, Philip Sherman [Phil] (Carol) {FE} 

(SA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Penick Mem. Home, So. Pines FAX: (910) 692-8287 

*P0 Box 2001, Southern Pnes, NC 28388-2001 (O) (910) 692-0300 

667 Shady Grove Rd, Carthage, NC 28327-6919 (H) (910) 949-2148 

Brown, Ralph A. [Ralph] (Jeannie) {FE} Email: faith@cconnect.net 

(NB) Faith - 07291 FAX: (919) 636-2517 

Ml 71 US Highway 17 S, New Bern, NC 28562-8304 (O) (919) 633-6826 

1645 Holland Rd., Greenville, NC 27834 (H) (919) 637-5478 

Brown, Samuel H. [Sam] (Beverly) {RM} 
(RA) Calvary - 08041 

*1809 Lynn Rd. Raleigh, NC 27612-6822 (H) (919) 676-8597 

Brown, III, Vernon W. [Vernon] (Mary Anne) {FE} 
(NB) Leave of Absence 

*664 Westwood Ct, Swansboro. NC 28584-8677 (H) (910) 326-5405 

Brown, Wesley Freeland [Wes] (Jane) {FE} Email: wbrown@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dean, Dev.&Alumni Affairs.Duke Div.Sch. FAX: (919) 660-3405 

*P0 Box 90966, Durham, NC 27708-0966 (O) (919) 660-3456 

25 Falling Water Dr, Durham, NC 27713-7729 (H) (919) 490-1339 

Browning, Paul C. [Paul] (Winnie) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*609 Fitzhugh St, Ravenswood, WV 26164-1315 (H) (304) 273-3635 

Brownlee, David E. [David] (Irene) {FE} Email: brownlee@interpath.com 

(RA) Fuguay-Varina - 08151 FAX: (919) 557-1567 

*402 N Main St, Fuguay Varina, NC 27526-1940 (O) (919) 552-4331 

806 E Academy St, Fuguay Varina, NC 27526-2352 (H) (919) 552-2700 

Brunson, Jesse [Jesse] (Doris) {FE} 
(FA) John Wesley - 04201 

616 Cumberland St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 (O) (910) 483-5052 

*3212 McChoen Dr.. Fayetteville, NC 28301-3042 (H) (910) 822-2984 

Bryan, Everette E. [Everette] (Christine) {RAM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*409 Shadov\/y Ln. Goldsboro, NC 27530-7404 (H) (919) 736-2192 

Bryan, James L. [Jerry] (Margaret) {FE} 
(BU) Christ-Cedar Cliff - 01250 

4683 Cedar Cliff Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9100 (O) (910) 376-6321 

*4683 Cedar Cliff Rd. Graham, NC 27253-9100 (H) (910) 376-3829 



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Bryant, Charles V. [Charles] (Wanda) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*327 Wiggins Point Rd, Oriental, NC 28571-9251 (H) (919) 249-1669 

Bryant, Terry A. [Terry] (Linda) {FE} Email: bryants@juno.com 

(SA) Jonesboro - 11331 

*P0 Box 2576, Sanford, NC 27331-2576 (O) (919) 775-7023 

625 Spottswood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-3430 (H) (919) 775-2616 

Budzinski, William Marvin [Bud] (Lori) {FL} 
(RA) Plank Chapel - 08301 

*1785 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544 (H) (919) 438-6080 

Buffaloe, Janet Kennedy [Janet] (Bill) {FE} 
(RO) Pee Dee - 09451 

*201 Northam Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2943 (H) (910) 895-4516 

Bundy, Robert F. [Bob] (Inez) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*118 Pinesage Dr, West End, NC 27376-9775 (H) (910) 295-9276 

Bunn, Paul G. [Paul] (Dot) {RM} Email: paulgraysonbunn@juno.com 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*5505 Azalea Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358-8405 (H) (910) 671-0506 

Burgess, Roy O. [Roy] (Gladys E.) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 137. Atlantic, NC 28511-0137 (H) (919) 225-5431 

Burns, Jr., Donald E. [Don] (Sandra S.) {LP} 
(SA) Sandhills Circuit - 11350 

(O) (910) 673-3756 

*P O Box 221, Jackson Spgs, NC 27281 (H) (910) 673-1991 

Burns, William A. [William] (Monica) {LP} 
(RO) Hickory Grove - 09151 

*RR 1 Box 73-H, Shannon, NC 28386-9801 (H) (910) 843-4337 

Burnside, Jr., Hobart W. [Hobie] (Mary Jane) {FE} 
(NB) Harlowe-Oak Grove - 07130 

*5129 US Highway 101, Newport, NC 28570 (H) (919) 447-1779 

Burrus, M. Dwight [Dwight] (Deborah) {IS} 

(EC) Shiloh - 03331 

*P Box 652, Stumpy Point, NC 27978 

PO Box 640, Hatteras, NC 27943-0640 (H) (919) 986-2679 

Butner, III, Rufus Ernest [Rufus] (Lucia) {FE} 
(BU) Cobb Circuit -01170 

*6258 Park Springs Rd, Pelham, NC 27311-8843 (H) (910) 388-2489 

Butson, John D. [John] (Shah) {FE} 
(RM) Conway - 10031 

*P O Box 326, Conway, NC 27820-0326 (H) (919) 585-1984 

Byers, II, Leonard C. [Len] (Denise) {FE} 

(BU) EXTMIN - Director, Dept. Pastoral Care, Cleveland Mem. Hosp 

201 Grover St., Shelby, NC 28150 (O) (704) 487-3848 

*804 Churchill Dr. Shelby, NC 28150-6006 (H) (704) 484-1620 

Byram, Roberta Gail [Roberta] (Tim) {LP} Email: rbsales@ipass.net 

(RA) Holland's - Associate - 08191 FAX: (919) 510-8893 

5114 Bur Oak Cir., Raleigh, NC 27612 (O) (919) 510-8892 

*10008 Wyngate Ridge Dr, Raleigh. NC 27613 (H) (919) 783-9875 

Byrd, Jr., Albert DeWitt [AD] (Rose) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 427. Calypso, NC 28325-0427 (H) (919) 658-4463 

Byrd, Douglas L. [Douglas] (Carolyn) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., UM Foundation Inc FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4909 Deer Garden Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606-4336 . . (H) (919) 851-1595 



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•PO Box 1868 Banner Flk , Mr 9a«n^ ^o^„ 
PmSr^^^^^^^^nKi- yJ (KM) ■ ^JHUZ°4I898,6687 

*459 Romin e Pike Rd , R ilPr Citv NC 97'^aa rrqv 

^p^p^"' ""^9^ "• t^^g^J (Ma^^^l Lj • ^"> ^^^^) 712J567 

(KA) Benson Memorial - 08331 ' ^ ^ 

iISS Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh NC 2761? ^rdo 

'3004 Walton HP.th Ct. R^^linh N.r o.g-,?"^.^ (O) (919) 787-0789 

V.^'^Pbell. Curtis W fr.n n.j Tup^ ^^^^^'^^^^ ( H ) (9 19) 787-l7.ri^ 

(Wl) Wesleyan Chapel - 12321 

SlSrSSK^^r^^^ (0,(910,686^041 

'^^^SPor^^^^^^ P«<:,540, 672-9254 

(RO) MtZion-Walls Chapel ■ 09300 

•4736 Roval Tr oon Dr Ratein h Mr- -iT»p. (O, (919) 843-3895 

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(DU) Retired Minister 

*133 Tanqle wood Shorps Rh Semora MP qt-^^c. 

r^^P^^TV^^^irtLTBSilJaf j II Lf""' '"' f ^^") ^iS:8Z16 

<^B)Cedarlsland-Sea Level -07090 

*3208 Cravpn Dr. Raleig h, Mr 27609-691 fi ^^ (9'' 9) 876-6030 

(BU) Center -01511 ^^ ='^;lb^-; tmail; carter@netpath ne"t 

00?.^°^ '''*°'*^' Raleigh, NC 27620-4047 

»4g^J2hnRd..^^^ (O) (919) 231-6277 

(tjKj Holly Springs - 06171 

19621 US Hwy 64, Williamston MP otpqo 

Casteei, Joseph W-lt?^^f^^KJ:^^ ^ • ■ ■■ ■ (H) (919) 79?.fiini; 

SA) Pleasant Hill-Mt.Carmel - 1 1300 tmaii; jcast60@pinehurst.net 

Mcoc^K.'^°°'"® ^^' Robbins, NC 27325-8259 ^!^ (^^°) 464-3501 

^mNMoorem_Robbins,jjci^^ 2^ (910) 464-3501 

?un^,\^'''^ JeffreylMiP tyJ ( Jul eNSPr u ' , ■ ^^^ ( ^101464:3644 

(BU) Lebanon-Carr - 01320 '^ ^ ^ tmail; mjc6@acpub.duke edu" 

5716 L ebanon Rd. MpHphp Mr 27302-8818 

*1075 KramPr Rd.. Lilling tnn; MroTr:.,f:> .,0.^ (O) (910) 893-3847 



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Chaffin, J. Claude [Claude] (Lucille) {RM} 
(SA) Little River-Melton's Gr. - 11200 

*556 Jonah Rd, Glendon, NC 27325-7301 (H) (910) 464-3587 

Chandler, Daniel Ross [Daniel] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Vis.Scholar, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL 

*P0 Box 953, Evanston, IL 60204-0953 (H) (847) 492-1918 

Chandler, George P. [Pat] (Tona) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Prof., Columbia College, Columbia SC 

Religion Dept., Columbia, SC 29202-0977 (O) (803) 786-3755 

*2455 Myrtle Beach Hwy, Sumter, SC 29153-8939 (H) (803) 495-3805 

Chandler, Larry Michael [Larry] (Beverly) {LP} Email: revlarry@nconline.com 

(RO) Collins Chapel - 09051 

*Rt. 1, Box 41, Pembroke, NC 28372-9707 (H) (910) 521-0832 

Cheasty-Miller, Patrice A. [Patrice] (Gary) {FE} 
(DU) Duke's Chapel - 02171 

*807 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27704-2213 (O) (919) 220-1056 

513 Hardscrabble Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278-9767 (H) (919) 471-5055 

Check, John Michael [John] (Sheryl) {FE} 
(RM) St. Paul - 10301 

*P0 Box 7187, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0187 (O) (919) 443-3468 

800 York St, Rocky Mount, NC 27803-2542 (H) (919) 977-2785 

Cheek, W. Hoyt [Hoyt] (Helen) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*1268 Basstown Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-7688 (H) (910) 564-2713 

Cheezem, Clyde B. [Clyde] (Sherry) {FE} 
(GR) Williamston: First - 06421 

(O) (919) 792-3360 

*114 E Church St. Williamston, NC 27892-2410 (H) (919) 792-2802 

Cherry, Corbin L. [Corbin] (Beverley) {FE} 
(EC) EXTMIN - Chaplain, VA Medical Ctr. 

(O) (415) 221-4810 

*245 Morninqsun Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3503 (H) (415) 388-8221 

Cheyney, Stephen R. [Steve] (Bridgett) {PM} Email: umyf@aol.com 

(BU) Cedar Grove -01111 

*P O Box 56. Cedar Grove, NC 27231 (H) (919) 732-8405 

Chou, Lily Ker [Lily] (Leiand Li-Chung Chou) {SP} 
(DU) Granville Circuit - 02310 

*107 Pine Tree Dr, Oxford, NC 27565-3137 (H) (919) 693-6007 

Chrismon, St., Harold M. [Pete] (Jackie) {RM} 
(FA) Cokesbury - 04071 

Rt. 1, Box 334, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (O) (919) 552-1059 

*1410 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27502-1538 (H) (919) 362-1430 

Christian, Robert S. [Robert] (Kathryn) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Prof., Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-2356 

*Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7071 

319 Kenwood Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1325 (H) (910) 488-8944 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy Allene [Kathy] (Van) {FE} Email: dickens@nternet.net 

(NB) Leave of Absence 

*11 Phythian Rd.. #C. Annapolis, MD 21402 (H) (410) 295-9338 

Clarke, Holt A. [Holt] {SP} 
(RM) Red Oak - 10230 

*P0 Box 66, Red Oak, NC 27868-0066 (H) (919) 443-9549 

Clarke, W. Thomas [Tom] (Alexanne) {FE} 
(EC) Disability Leave 

*P O Box 754, Wanchese, NC 27981 (H) (919) 473-3143 

Clayton, Richard T. [Rick] (Joy) {FE} 
(RA) Cary: St. Francis - 08081 

*2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 362-1666 

1428 Elgin Ct., Cary. NC 27511-5205 (H) (919) 467-9881 



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Clayton, William Mark [Mark] (Kim) {SP} 
(RA) Jerusalem -08211 

*201 North St.. Norlina. NC 27563 (H) (919) 456-2231 

Clements, William E. [Bill] (Dorothy) {FE} Email: wclements1@juno.com 

(FA) Victory - 04281 

*2005 Camden Rd, Favetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 484-3390 

Clift, David S. [David] (Libby) {FE} 
(EC) Duck - 03091 

*P0 Box 8010, Duck, NC 27949-8010 (O) (919) 261-1525 

163 Bavberrv TrI. Southrn Shore. NC 27949-3112 (H) (919) 261-2813 

Cline, John M. [John] (Alice) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2713 Wycliff Rd. Raleigh. NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 787-2030 

Clyburn, M. Claire [Claire] (Bob Tekely) {FE} Email: mcc@coastalnet.com 

(GR)Asbury -06381 

(O) (919) 946-2224 

*282 N.Asburv Church Rd., Washington, NC 27889-9408 (H) (919) 946-0104 

Cobb, Jr., Arnold Gene [Gene] (Bettie Ann) {FE} Email: genecobb@aol.com 

(RM) Winstead - 10421 FAX: (919) 243-9353 

1407 Tarboro St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-3557 (O) (919) 237-3709 

*1719 Waterford Dr., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (919) 243-6767 

Coffman, Laurie Hays [Laurie] (Stan) {FE} Email: mlhc@juno.com 

(DU) Calvary - 02141 FAX: (919) 220-6055 

*304 E Trinity Ave, Durham, NC 27701-1947 (O) (919) 688-7138 

906 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704-4130 (H) (919) 220-6055 

Coile, James H. [Jim] (Sara) {RM} Email: rsmv11a@prodigy.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*3308 Huntmaster Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-6624 (H) (919) 633-5816 

Cole, Lisa Brown [Lisa] (Billy) {FE} 
(DU) Duke Memorial - Associate - 02161 

504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

*8 Pedestal Rock La., Durham, NC 27712 (H) (919) 620-9254 

Collier, Charles Michael [Mike] {FL} 
(EC) Creswell - 03070 

*951 Weston Rd., Creswell, NC 27928 (H) (919) 797-4355 

Collier, Jr., M. Bailey [Tony] (Bette) {FE} Email: tonyandbette@ecsu.campus.mci.net 
(EC) New Hope - 03241 

*Rt 3 Box 338, Hertford, NC 27944-9589 (H) (919) 264-2430 

Collins, Sidney Alton [Sid] (Kathryn) {LP} 
(FA) Coharie - 04061 

800 Smith St., Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-3497 

*709 Beamon St, Clinton, NC 28328-2605 (H) (910) 592-1676 

Collins, Thomas A. [Tom] (Anne) {RM} Email: thomasa.collins@juno.comm 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 782-6788 

*1200 Manchester Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5157 (H) (919) 787-2755 

Coion-Emeric, Edgardo A. [Edgardo] {LP} 
(DU) Durham Hispanic Ministry - 02581 

*4121 Tredor Cir., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 471-9181 

Compton, Stephen Charles [Steve] (Lala) {FE} Email: sierracomp@aol.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., Conf. COM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4517 Laurel Hills Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-5422 (H) (919) 781-9354 

Conner, Sandra J. [Rose] {FE} 
(RA) Franklinton - 08141 

109 N Main St, Franklinton, NC 27525-1314 (O) (919) 494-7440 

*302 N Hillsborough St, Franklinton. NC 27525-1148 (H) (919) 494-2530 

Cook, Charles M. [Chuck] (Glenda) {FE} Email: cmcook@ac.net 

(SA) Trinity - 11441 FAX: (910) 576-1651 

*P0 Box 502, Troy, NC 27371-0502 (O) (910) 576-1651 

234 N Russell St, Troy, NC 27371-3030 (H) (910) 572-2300 



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Cook, Irving E. [Irving] (Evelyn) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 542, Newport, NC 28570-0542 (H) (919) 223-6025 

Cope, Roger D. [Roger] (Joy) {FE} Email: cn2626@abaco.coastalnet.com 

(GR) Vanceboro - 06361 

PO Box 569, Vanceboro, NC 28586-0569 (O) (919) 244-1088 

*P0 Box 86. Vanceboro, NC 28586-0086 (H) (919) 244-0695 

Cottingham, John G. [John] (Anita) {FEjEmail: asgchap@email.grafenwoehr.army.mil 

(SA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, U S Army 

lOOthASG Chap.,HQ 100thASG,Unit 28130, APO AE 09114, DC 20319 

*CMR 415, Box 3183, APO AE 09114, AE 

Cottingham, III, William T. [Bill] (Jana) {FE} 
(Wl) Southport: Trinity - 12291 

*209 E Nash St, Southport, NC 28461-3935 (O) (910) 457-6633 

201 River Dr, Southport, NC 28461-4107 (H) (910) 457-6341 

Covington, Jr., J. Quinton [Quinton] (Karen) {FE} Email: jqc@juno.com 

(RO) Central - 09171 FAX: (910) 276-9191 

*P0 Box 806, Laurinburg, NC 28353-0806 (O) (910) 276-9191 

11280 Lvtch Dr, Laurinburq, NC 28352-7275 (H) (910) 276-9191 

Cox, Richard Lewis [Rich] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. VP of Stud. Affairs, Duke Univ FAX: (919) 684-8217 

PO Box 90600, Durham, NC 27708-0600 (O) (919) 684-3254 

*2523 Sevier St, Durham, NC 27705-5818 (H) (919) 493-2305 

Craig, Dwayne [Dwayne] (Regina) {OD} 
(DU) Asbury Temple -02111 

*201 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 688-4578 

5102 Partridge St., Durham, NC 27704 (H) (919) 416-9234 

Craig, Robert B. [Bob] (Glenda) {FL} Email: bcraig2374@aol.com 

(NB) Disability Leave FAX: (757) 399-6120 

*115 Mclean St, Portsmouth, VA 23701-2809 (H) (757) 399-6120 

Crane, Larry D. [Larry] (Katie) {FE} 
(Wl) Dublin - 12110 

*P0 Box 126, Dublin, NC 28332-0126 (H) (910) 862-2421 

Crank, Sr., Stewart Allen [Stew] (Marty) {PM} Email: thecranks@person.net 

(DU) Helena - 02331 

216 Helena-Moriah Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583-9572 (O) (910) 364-9255 

*216 Helena-Moriah Rd. Timberlake, NC 27583-9572 (H) (910) 364-2199 

Creech, C. McGee [McGee] (Leatrice) {FE} 
(GO) Garris Chapel - 05121 

823 Piney Grove Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-7715 (O) (919) 566-4355 

*695 La Grange Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-8579 (H) (919) 778-2272 

Crew, Jr., John Rogers [John] (Blanche) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*311 Lakewood Cir. Greer, SC 29651-7511 (H) (803) 877-1472 

Cribb, Jerry W. [Jerry] (Michele M.) {FE} 
(SA) Star - 11421 

(O) (910) 428-4543 

*P0 Box 375, Star, NC 27356-0375 (H) (910) 428-4521 

Crotwell, Helen G. [Helen] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*608 Antioch Rd, Cordele, GA 31015-9735 (H) (912) 273-6084 

Crow, William A [Bill] (Loise) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*325 Midland Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3315 (H) (910) 692-2182 

Crowder, William R. [Bill] (Edith) {RM} 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1121 Eagle Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407-4055 (H) (910) 854-8817 



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Crowe, John Marshall [John] (Donna) {FE} Email: drcrowe@bnnd.clis.com 

(NB) Salter Path - 07391 FAX: (919) 247-6316 

*P0 Box 70, Salter Path, NC 28575-0070 (O) (919) 247-3253 

581 Coral Ridge Dr., Atlantic Bch, NC 28512-6316 (H) (919) 247-3253 

Crum, John H. [Jack] (Kay) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 586-3435 

*46 Golf Course Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9419 

Way's End on Lake Gaston. Littleton, NC 27850 (H) (919) 586-3435 

Crutchfield, Gilbert W. [Gilbert] (Jessie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 61-63, Durham. NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Culberson, J. Victor [Vic] (Gigi) {SP} 
(RA) Warren -08580 

*Rr 2 Box 430, Henderson, NC 27536-8902 (H) (919) 492-0771 

Cummings-Woriax, Carolyn [Carolyn] (Frank) {PM} 

(FA) Grace-Trinity - 04160 FAX: (910) 521-5582 

2005 Ireland Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306-2334 (O) (910) 864-0632 

*3821 Madison Ave. Fayetteville, NC 28304-1517 (H) (910) 426-1003 

Cummings, Jimmy F. [Jim] (Dee) {AM} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Associate Director, CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

428 Northbrook Dr, Raleigh. NC 27609-5618 (H) (919) 783-7464 

Cummings, Simeon F. [Simeon] (Maude) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 725, Pembroke, NC 28372-0725 (H) (910) 521-8164 

Cummings, William Edward [Bill] (Edna) {FE} 
(RO) Mt. Olive Parish - 09250 

*P0 Box 3411, Lumberton, NC 28359-3411 (O) (910) 738-7600 

1804 E Elizabethtown Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-3130 (H) (910) 738-5667 

Currin, Douglas Brian [Douglas] (Connie) {FE} 
(SA) Broadway-Morris Chap. - 11050 

*P0 Box 87, Broadway, NC 27505-0087 (O) (919) 258-3721 

PO Box 218, Broadway, NC 27505-0218 (H) (919) 258-6653 

Curtis, M. Dale [Dale] (Bettsy) {SP} 
(RA) Bethlehem-Shady Grove - 08020 

*Rr 3 Box 89, Warrenton. NC 27589-9208 (H) (919) 257-4417 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd [Billy] (Jean) {AM} 
(GR) Leave of Absence 

*1301 Harrington St, Washington, NC 27889-4113 (H) (000) ONO-FONE 

Cyr, Ronald Dale [Ron] {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Ctr., Kinston 

2415 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504-3337 (O) (919) 559-5100 

*902 Cameron Dr, Kinston, NC 28501-2208 (H) (919) 523-8709 

Danek, Thomas A. [Tom] (Frankie) {FE} 

(SA) EXTMIN - Admin., Juvenile Div., Admin. Off.of Courts 

(O) (919) 662-4300 

*981 Old Graham Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 (H) (919) 542-3686 

Daniel, David E. [David] (Ivor) {FE} Email: ded@midland.cc.tx.us 

(RA) EXTMIN - Pres., Midland College FAX: (915) 685-4522 

Pres., Midland College, Midland, TX 79705 (O) (915) 685-4520 

*1307 Castleford Rd, Midland, TX 79705-2826 (H) (915) 682-4252 

Daniel, M. Francis [Francis] (Gail) {FE} 
(FA) Divine Street - 04101 

PO Box 816, Dunn, NC 28335-0816 (O) (910) 892-2339 

*908 W Pearsall St, Dunn. NC 28334-4736 (H) (910) 892-2386 

Daniels, Franklin D. [Frank] (Marjorie) {FE} 

(FA) Wesley-Black's Chapel - 04500 

*3741 Fayetteville Hwy, Dunn, NC 28334-1693 (H) (910) 567-5470 



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Daniels, James Harold [J. H.] (Frances) {OF} 
(EC) Tyrrell - 03360 

(O) (919) 796-1664 

*P0 Box 168, Columbia, NC 27925-0168 (H) (919) 796-4441 

Davenport, Kenneth Leroy [Ken] (Rosie) {SP} 
(GR) Jamesvllle - 06190 

*P O Box 99, Jamesvllle, NC 27846-0099 (O) (919) 792-3830 

338 The Ln. Wanchese, NC 27981-9559 (H) (919) 473-5557 

Davenport, Laura S. [Laura] {DM} 
(RM) Retired Diaconal Min, 

*109 Whitehead Ave NE, Wilson, NC 27893-3713 (H) (919) 243-3653 

Davidson, Barney L. [Barney] (Donna) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*519 S Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27511-3250 (H) (919) 481-1022 

Davis, Donnie G. [Donnie] (Barbara) {AM} 
(RO) Disability Leave 

*239 Bowers Ln, Ellerbe, NC 28338-9305 (H) (910) 652-2707 

Davis, Eldrick R. [Eldrick] (Rematha L) {FE} 
(FA) Harry Hosier -04171 

*6201 Milford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-2639 (O) (910) 864-6019 

690 Marble Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1924 (H) (910) 822-4607 

Davis, Gerry G. [Gerry] {FE} Email: gerrydavis@mindspring.com 

(RA) Ebenezer -08111 

*5012 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-5314 (H) (919) 779-0515 

Davis, H. Charles [Charles] (Anne) {FE} Email: agape@arminco.com 

(RM) EXTMIN - Missionary to Armenia 

Project AGAPE Armenia, PHONE/FAX# 011-374-2151-549 

*3417 Winstead Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (H) (919) 937-6099 

Davis, Herman Fred [Fred] (Polly) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 955, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-0955 (H) (910) 862-8460 

Davis, Jefferson W. [Jeff] (Jean) {RL} 
(SA) Retired Local Pastor 

*P0 Box 192. Lemon Springs, NC 28355-0192 (H) (919) 776-3047 

Davis, Michael A. [Mike] (Karen) {FE} 
(FA) Gardners - 04151 

(O) (910) 488-6651 

*4555 Rosehill Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311-2015 (H) (910) 488-2350 

Dawkins, Donald Martin [Don] (Pat) {LP} 

(RO) Tabernacle - 09551 FAX: (910) 895-5009 

PO Box 757, Rockingham, NC 28380-0757 (O) (910) 895-6331 

*125 Slate Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7041 (H) (910) 895-3359 

Dawson, Ronnie Richard [Richard] (Debra) {PM} 
(DU) Warren's Grove - 02561 

*5250 Leasburq Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8934 (H) (910) 597-5272 

Dean, Robert Floyd [Robert] (Marjorie) {OF} 
(GO) Eureka - 05070 

*P0 Box 3240, Eureka, NC 27830 (H) (919) 242-4218 

Dees, Julia Anne [Julia] {FL} 
(GR) Vanceboro Circuit - 06370 

*205 Honolulu Rd, Vanceboro, NC 28586-8631 (H) (919) 244-1782 

Dehart, Jr., Murry L. [Murry] (Rose Marie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*5108 Hunter Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-5948 (H) (919) 878-4486 

Denny, Clyde A. [Clyde] (Leigh) {FE} 

(EC) Windsor - 03390 FAX: (919) 794-2059 

*P0 Box 238, Windsor, NC 27983-0238 (O) (919) 794-3785 

407 S Queen St, Windsor, NC 27983-1317 (H) (919) 794-2112 



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Denny, Thomas [Tom] (Susan) {SP} 
(BU) Hightower - 01290 

238 NC Hwy 119 N., Mebane, NC 27302-7334 (H) (910) 694-4258 

Desrosiers, Norman A. [Norman] (Betty) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

PO Box 1145, N Wilkesboro, NC 28659-1145 (O) (910) 838-2691 

*290 Poplar Creek Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7421 (H) (910) 838-1089 

Dickens, Jan J. [Jan] (Joan) {FE} 
(EC) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Air Force 

5206 Caroline Cir, Waldorf, MP 20601-3257 

Dickens, III, John Van [Van] (Kathy) {FE} Email: dickens@nternet.net 

(NB) EXTMIN - Coast Guard Chaplain, USN 
Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD 

*11 Phythian Rd., #C, Annapolis. MP 21402 (H) (410) 295-9338 

Dietrich, Ronald E. [Ron] (Cathie) {FE} 
(SA) West End - 11461 

*P0 Box 276, West End, NC 27376-0276 (O) (910) 673-1976 

824 Seven Lakes N., West End. NC 27376 (H) (910) 673-4623 

Dillman, Lewis A. [Lewis] (Porothy (Pot)) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*506 Apache TrI, Edenton, NC 27932-9169 (H) (919) 221-8444 

Dixon, Jr., Samuel W. [Sam] (Cindy) {FE} Email: swdixon@coastalnet.com 

(RM) Roanoke Rapids:First - 10251 FAX: (919) 537-6753 

*P0 Box 277, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-0277 (O) (919) 537-2173 

407 Roanoke Ave, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-1919 (H) (919) 537-4462 

Dodson, Jerry 8. [Jerry] (Wanda) {FE} Email: graceumc@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Grace - 12381 

401 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4024 (O) (910) 763-5197 

*402 Wayne Pr, Wilmington, NC 28403-1242 (H) (910) 762-6409 

Dodson, Lewis H. [Lewis] (Carrie Ruth) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*Rr 3 Box 135, Walnut Cove, NC 27052-9427 (H) (910) 591-4978 

Doucette, Leonard F. [Leonard] (Coleen) {FE} 
(NB) Trinity - 07321 

811 Simmons St, New Bern, NC 28560-5300 (O) (919) 637-2660 

*2315 Elizabeth Ave, New Bern, NC 28562-4321 (H) (919) 637-5259 

Drake, Para Rodenhizer [Para] (Wil) {PM} Email: prd@acpub.duke.edu 

(PU) Mt. Tirzah -02411 

4585 Surl-Mt.Tirzah Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583-9009 (O) (910) 364-1132 

*4335 Surl-Mt.Tirzah Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583-9009 (H) (910) 364-1387 

Draper, Jr., Howard Dennis [Pennis] (Cathy) {FE} Email: hddraperjr@juno.com 

(GO) Saulston - 05341 

4620 Wayne Memorial Pr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7244 (O) (919) 778-9881 

*5014 Wayne Memorial Pr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7252 (H) (919) 778-5231 

Drum, Barry P. [Barry] (Karen) {FE} 
(Wl) Bethel-Lebanon - 12010 

*9195 J. B. White Hwy, S., Clarendon, NC 28432 (O) (910) 653-3255 

9195 J. B. White Hwy. S., Clarendon, NC 28432 (H) (910) 653-2661 

Drye, Judith Bolen [Judy] (Phil) {FE} 
(SA) St. Luke - Associate - 11341 

2916 Wicker St. Ext., Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 776-2012 

*2501 Castleton Pr., Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 776-6272 

Duffell, Marty Egene [Marty] (Vickie) {PM} 

(Wl) Pine Valley - Associate - 12401 FAX: (910) 452-4587 

3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-6147 (O) (910) 791-0353 

*326 Pemberton Pr, Wilmington, NC 28412-7131 (H) (910) 313-2507 



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Dulaney, Earl G. [Earl] (Judy) {FE} 
(SA) RobbinsTabernade -11321 

*P0 Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325-0395 (O) (910) 948-3087 

POBox 395, 241 Carthage Rd.. Robbins. NC 27325 (H) (910) 948-2288 

Dunham, Paul Ralph [Paul] (Holly) {FE} Email: cc1037@cocentral.com 

(RM) Elm City - 10041 FAX: (919) 236-3425 

*P0 Box 307, Elm City, NC 27822-0307 (O) (919) 236-3425 

602 Church St E, Elm City, NC 27822-9687 (H) (919) 236^371 

Dunn, Clyde H. [Clyde] (Betty) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*412 Oak Hollow Ct, Raleigh, NC 27613-3232 (H) (919) 571-8884 

Durner, James M. [Jim] (Jan) {AM} 
(NB) Straits-North River - 07420 

*283 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-7832 (H) (919) 728-1714 

Dutton, Jr., John H. [John] (Patty) {FE} 
(BU) Fairview - 01231 

*3128 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9741 (O) (910) 584-5411 

3146 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9741 (H) (910) 584-8213 

Eakin, Charles F. [Charles] (Frances) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*6516 Park Springs Rd., Pelham. NC 27311 (H) (910) 388-1045 

Early, Laura G. [Laura] (William S.) {FE} 
(EC) All God's Children - 03431 

(O) (919) 345-1077 

*1116 Hexlena Rd, Aulander, NC 27805-9424 (H) (919) 345-1841 

Earnhardt, Daniel T. [Dan] (Pat) {FE} Email: mnearnha@ecuvm.cis.ecu.edu 

(GR) Chocowinity - 06071 - /ABLC - Campus Minister, ECU . . FAX: (919) 830-9527 

*P0 Box 8245, Greenville, NC 27835-8245 (O) (919) 758-2030 

1917 ShenA/ood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-5318 (H) (919) 355-2430 

Earnhardt, Edwin L. [Ed] (Dolores) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*420 Surfside Dr, Edenton, NC 27932-9287 (H) (919) 482-7197 

Eason, W. Everette [Everette] (Helen) {RM} 
(SA) Moncure - 11231 

M08 Rhynewood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-8980 (H) (919) 775-3417 

Edens, Jr., Allen C. [Allen] (Frances M.) {RM} 
(FA) Spring Lake - 04461 

*1715 Bixlev Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-3717 (H) (910) 822-3730 

Edge, G. Lloyd [LloydJ (Eleanor) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 676, Pinetops, NC 27864-0676 (H) (919) 827-1874 

Edgerton, Martha Woffard [Martha] (Glenn) {PM} 

(RA) Garner; St. Andrews - Associate - 08171 FAX: (919) 772-1256 

*1201 Maxwell Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 772-4410 

1446-7 Cimarron Pkwv, Wake Forest. NC 27587 (H) (919) 556-0925 

Edwards, Camille O.Yorkey [Camille Yorkey] (Bob) {LA} Email: revcoye@aol.com 
(Wl) Family Leave 

*7309 Gray Gables, Wilmington, NC 28403-3749 (H) (910) 256-9331 

Edwards, Jr., Harvey Lee [Lee] (Tanya) {FL} 
(GO) Falling Creek - 05451 

299 Falling Creek Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9777 (O) (919) 689-9981 

*2732 US 13 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 689-3155 

Edwards, Steven Michael [Steve] {PM} 
(RA) Warrenton:Wesley Mem. - 08511 

*P O Box 614, Warrenton, NC 27589 (O) (919) 257-2129 

210 N. Main St., Warrenton, NC 27589-1824 (H) (919) 257-2612 

Eldredge, Robert Kenneth [Bob] (Dodie) {RM} 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1811 Broadway Dr, Graham, NC 27253-4320 (H) (910) 227-7527 



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Elliott, Edward C. [Ed] (Gay) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*5029 Knaresborouqh Rd, Raleigh. NC 27612-3404 (H) (919) 782-6832 

Elliott, Michael H. [Mike] (Alice Anne) {FE} Email: m.elliott@mci2000.com 

(Wl) Fifth Avenue - 12371 

*409 S 5th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5109 (O) (910) 763-2621 

5615Woodridqe Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409-3946 (H) (910) 392-9731 

Elliott, Roger V. [Roger] (Jackie) {FE} 

(RA) Edenton Street - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7535 

1543 Iredell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608-2304 (H) (919) 832-0684 

Epperson, J. Sidney [Sidney] (Frances) {FE} Email: epperson@3rddoor.com 

(RM) South Rosemary - 10271 

(O) (919) 537-0730 

*1931 Willow St, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-4267 (H) (919) 537-1586 

Epps, Ralph I. [Ralph] (Pinear Mae (Pat)) {RM} 
(EC) Chowan: Bethany - 03051 

*310 White Oak Dr, Edenton, NC 27932-9081 (H) (919) 482-8557 

Estes, Gayla Greene [Gayla] (J. Harvey) {FE} Email: rainman@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Bethel - 06061 

(O) (919) 825-8041 

*P0 Box 207, Bethel, NC 27812-0207 (H) (919) 825-4311 

Estes, Ronald F. [Ron] (Brenda) {FL} 
(GR) Bath - 06030 

*144 Woodstock Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810-9320 (H) (919) 964-4143 

Eure, Jr., Aydlett J. [A.J.] (Barbara) {RM} 
(RM) Hart-Speight - 10100 

*P0 Box 66, Sims, NC 27880-0066 (H) (919) 206-5782 

Evans, Tommy L. [Tommy] (Mary Beth) {FE} 
(RA) Wendell -08601 

*P0 Box D, Wendell, NC 27591-0480 (O) (919) 365-6266 

308 Fowlkes St, Wendell, NC 27591-7711 (H) (919) 365-9281 

Evans, Willie J. [Bill] (Mary Fran) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*Rr 1 Box 1, Cades. SC 29518-9700 (H) (803) 389-3256 

Everett, Glenn B. [Glenn] (Pat) {FE} 
(BU) Swepsonville - 01451 

*P0 Box 36, Swepsonville, NC 27359-0036 (O) (910) 578-3661 

1307 US 54, Swepsonville, NC 27359 (H) (910) 578-8776 

Faggart, T. M. [Tom] (Billie) {FE} Email: tomfaggart@aol.com 

(RO) Rockingham: First - 09431 

*P0 Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28380-0637 (O) (910) 895-4027 

512 Scotland Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379-3145 (H) (910) 997-3479 

Faggart, W. Bryan [Bryan] (Judy) {OF} Email: wbfjyf@aol.com 

(RA) Avent Ferry - 08321 

2700 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3103 (O) (919) 833-9394 

*716 Merrie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-2702 (H) (919) 233-8945 

Fairley, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Priscilla R.) {FE} 
(RA) Soapstone - 08491 

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

*5405 Islehurst Ct., Raleigh, NC 27613 (H) (919) 676-6498 

Fairley, Robert A. [Robert] (Annie) {AM} 
(RO) Maxton Circuit - 09280 

*P0 Box 643, Maxton, NC 28364-0643 (O) (910) 844-5877 

PO Box 185, Maxton, NC 28364-0185 (H) (910) 844-5487 

Falgout, Jr., Roy Francis [Roy] (Diane) {FE} Email: r.falgout@worldnet.att.net 

(RM) Wilson: First - Associate - 10401 FAX: (919) 237-0699 

*P0 Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (919) 237-6121 

606 Montecello Dr., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (919) 399-0066 



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Farmer, John A. [John] (Penny) {FE} Email: john@donleecenter.org 

(NB) EXTMIN - Director, Camp Don Lee FAX: (919) 249-0497 

(O) (800) 535-5475 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510-9688 (H) (919) 249-0697 

Farmer, Penny Dollar [Penny Dollar] (John) {FE} Email: Penny@donleecenter.org 

(NB) Alliance-Arapahoe - 07010 FAX: (919) 249-0497 

(O) (919) 249-0697 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510-9688 (H) (919) 249-0697 

Farmer, Richard L. [Richard] (Judy) {SP} Email: rfarmer@wave-net.com 

(SA) Bonlee - 11040 

*P0 Box 81, Bonlee, NC 27213-0081 (H) (919) 837-5389 

Feltman, Walter C. [Walter] {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*1009 Albemarle Ct, New Bern, NC 28562-2502 (H) (919) 638-2126 

Felton, Gayle Carlton [Gayle] {FE} Email: cbvq72a@prodigy.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Sr.Consultant, Duke Divinity School FAX: (919) 403-6287 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708-0967 (O) (919) 660-3462 

*4315 Peachwav Dr, Durham, NC 27705-7301 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Ferguson, Horace T. [Horace] (Brenda) {LP} 
(RA) Holly Sphngs - 08201 

POBox 68, 108 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27840 (O) (919) 557-3467 

*1305 Brucemont Dr, Garner, NC 27529-4703 (H) (919) 772-8455 

FIncham, Russell Paul [Russ] (Jeannie) {IS} 
(RO) RO: St. Paul - 09461 

*587 Old Cheraw Hwy, Rockingham, NC 28379 (H) (910) 997-7370 

Fisher, Albert Fleet [Al] (Becky) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2813 Montgomery St, Durham, NC 27705-5635 (H) (919) 493-2324 

Fitzgerald, Beverly Ann [Bev] (Carroll) {LP} 
(Wl) Peace - 12501 

258 Dock Rd., Whiteville. NC 28472 (H) (910) 642-5462 

Fitzgerald, Carroll L. [Carroll] (Beverly) {LP} 
(Wl) Old Dock - 12190 

*258 Dock Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472-7887 (H) (910) 642-5462 

Fitzgerald, Jr., F. Owen [Owen] (Mary Owens) {RM} Email: mo&o@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 834-3756 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3456 

*1612 Jarvis St, Raleigh, NC 27608-2213 (H) (919) 834-3814 

Fitzgerald, Norman Richard [Norm] (Brenda) {PM} Email: nfitz@juno.com 

(BU) Union Grove - 01461 

*6407 Union Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278-8310 ... (H) (919) 929-4597 

Fleck, Thomas 8. [Tom] (Shirley) {LP} 

(EC) Center Hill - 03421 

P O Box 69, Tyner, NC 27980 (O) (919) 264-4445 

*Rt 4 Box 736, Hertford, NC 27944-9450 . (H) (919) 264-3189 

Fleming, Jr., Ralph Lang [Ralph] (Ruth) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*36 Stonev Creek Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6803 (H) (803) 757-4296 

Fletcher, Robert Lee [Bobby] (Babs) {SP} 
(SA) Fair Promise-High Falls - 11150 

*567 River Rd., Robbins, NC 27325-8310 (H) (910) 464-3217 

Flynn, Robert C. [Robert] (Jeannine) {FE} 

(BU) Orange - 01141 FAX: (919) 942-2825 

*1220 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6600 (O) (919) 942-2825 

2032 Homestead Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516-9076 (H) (919) 942-4714 

Fogleman, Leiand Jan [Jan] {FE} 

(DU) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

*121 Calibre Chase Dr. ,#302, Raleigh, NC 27609-7762 (H) (919) 755-9432 



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Forbes, Jr., Daniel M. [Dan] (Louise) {RAM} 
(GO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*2811 Tomlyn Dr., Kinston, NC 28504-9612 (H) (919) 522-0277 

Forbes, Joseph W. [Joe] (Pat) {FE} 
(GO) Mt. Olive: First - 05291 

PO Box 420, Mount Olive, NC 28365 (O) (919) 658-3169 

*108 Ramblewood Dr, Mount Olive, NC 28365-9471 (H) (919) 658-2637 

Formo, Steven N. [Steve] (Dawn Boyette) {FE} 
(EC) Union-Newbegun - 03370 

2117 Nixonton Rd, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-7147 (O) (919) 330-4078 

*465 Drvridqe Rd, Elizabeth Ctv, NC 27909-7169 (H) (919) 330-2743 

Forringer, Julie Bethel [Julie] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Psychotherapist/Clin.Dir, Family Counseling Service 

3308 Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 403-3534 

*2310 Prince St, Durham, NC 27707-1431 (H) (919) 490-6401 

Fortescue, Frank Wahab [Frank] (Delora) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*210 E 12th St. Washington, NC 27889-3721 (H) (919) 975-2337 

Fowler-Marchant, Donna Lynne [Donna] (Scott) {PM} Email: revdlf@aol.com 

(GO) Johnston Circuit - 05230 

1940 Bovette Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9390 (H) (919) 963-2979 

Fowler, Leon D. [Leon] (Neva R.T.) {FE} 
(RM) Northampton - 10210 

(O) (919) 534-8711 

*P0 Box 767, Jackson, NC 27845-0767 (H) (919) 534-4281 

Fox, Doris T. [Doris] (Steve Jr.) {FE} 
(RO) Galilee-Beaver Dam - 09190 

900 Mcgirts Bridge Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352-3214 (O) (910) 276-0811 

*P0 Box 1866, Laurinburg, NC 28353-1866 (H) (910) 276-9719 

France, Everett J. [Everett] (Susan) {FE} 
(DU) Creedmoor - 02081 

PO Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0368 (O) (919) 528-3987 

*1695 Hayes Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (H) (919) 528-0090 

Francis, David H. [David] (Belinda) {FE} Email: preacher@icomnet.com 

(GO) Westwood -05421 

130 Short St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9538 (O) (919) 736-1741 

*1618 W Grantham St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-1120 (H) (919) 735-7872 

Franklin, K. Mike [Mike] (Deborah) {FE} 

(NB) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Navy 

PSCBox 8069,MACG28,Gr.Chap.Off., Cherry Pt., NC 28533-0069 (O) (919) 466-5828 

*216 N Holland Point Dr, Stella, NC 28582-9603 (H) (910) 326-2353 

Frazier, Jr., R. Carl [Carl] (Mary-Ellen) {FE} Email: robcarjr@aol.com 

(FA) Hay Street -04181 

*P Box 456, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (O) (910) 483-2343 

306 White Oak Ct., Fayetteville, NC 28303-5257 (H) (910) 485-3043 

Free, Virgil Loren [Virgil] (Doris) {RAM} 
(NB) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*140 Ravenwood Ln, Pollocksville, NC 28573-9606 (H) (919) 224-0431 

Frese, Michael David [Mike] (Patty) {PM} 
(RA) Peace Christian Comm. - 08441 

*9216 Sayornis Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-8114 (H) (919) 847-1534 

Frizzelle, Willie H. [Willie] (Rachel) {FL} 
(Wl) Oleander-Devon Park - 12390 

3403 Winston Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-2638 (O) (910) 799-0621 

*5711 Wisteria Ln, Wilmington, NC 28409-5823 (H) (910) 799-3214 

Frye, Lacy V. [Buck] (Marjorie) {LP} 

(SA) Carbonton - 11081 

1303 S. US 220 Alt. Hwy, Biscoe, NC 27209-9622 (H) (910) 428-2432 



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Fulford, W. Nelson [Nelson] (Mary) {RAM} 
(GR) Wesley Memorial - 06411 

*P0 Box 313, Farmville, NC 27828-0313 (O) (919) 753-3443 

112 S Pitt St, Farmville, NC 27828-1543 (H) (919) 753-2705 

Furr, Lenier Everitte [Lennie] (Deborah) {LP} 
(Wl) Jordan's Chapel - 12161 

*4305 Stag Park Rd, Burqaw, NC 28425-3203 (H) (910) 675-2904 

Gaither, A. Craig [Craig] {OF} Email: revcralgg@aol.com 

(RA) Cary:First-Mln.of EdA'outh - 08051 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

151 Clancy CIr, Cary, NC 27511-5577 (H) (919) 469-2984 

Gales, Alvester I. [Al] (Ann) {FE} 
(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army 

(O) (910) 396-2604 

*P O Box 4193, Fort Stewart, GA 31315-4193 

Gallpi, Victor L. [Vic] (Sharon) {FE} 
(RM) Sprg.-Lebanon-Garysburg - 10350 

PO Box 277, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-0277 (O) (919) 537-9099 

*128 Woodland Rd, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-2232 (H) (919) 537-0616 

Gallagher-Smith, Kellle [Kellle] (Stanley) {IS} 
(RO) PInevlew - 09261 

*4868 Howell Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-7581 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gallagher-Smith, Stanley [Stan] (Kellle) {FL} 

(RO) Lumberton Circuit - 09270 FAX: (910) 618-0270 

M868 Howell Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-7581 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gardner, Matt R. [Matt] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 82, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Gardner, Ronald E. [Ron] (Nancy) {FE} 
(NB) Pine Valley -07191 

910 Pine Valley Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28546-7922 (O) (910) 353-4611 

*507 Oakwood Ave, Jacksonville, NC 28546-7106 (H) (910) 355-2466 

Garner, Clarence [Clarence] (Elgie) {RM} 
(SA) Doub's Chapel - 11521 

PO Box 522, West End, NC 27376 (O) (910) 947-1538 

*P0 Box 306, Robblns, NC 27325-0306 (H) (910) 948-2360 

Garrison, John W. [Bill] (Nancy) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (61) 225-5200 

*QE 30.Coni.Q,Casa 31, 71.065-170 Guara 2,Brasllla. DF Brazil, (H) (61) 567-8602 
Garrison, Robert H. [Bob] (Martha) {DM} 
(RA) Retired DIaconal Minister 

*3724 Carnegie Ln, Raleigh, NC 27612-4373 (H) (919) 787-2374 

Garton, Frankie Max [Frank] {PM} Email: fgart@person.net 

(BU) Milton -01340 

*11299 NC Highway 62 N, Milton, NC 27305-9359 (H) (910) 234-8641 

Gaskins, Jr., Walter W. [Walter] (LIbby) {FE} 
(NB) Cherry Point - 07141 

*P O Box 387, Havelock, NC 28532-0387 (O) (919) 447-3039 

P O Box 3167, New Bern, NC 28564 (H) (919) 636-1568 

Gast, Michael Francis [Mike] {PM} 
(EC) Moyock - 03221 

*P O Box 267, Moyock, NC 27958-0267 (O) (919) 435-6211 

Gattis, Irene F. [Irene] (Bill) {DM} 
(BU) Retired Diaconal Min. 

*585 Gilmore Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4909 (H) (919) 942-4051 

Gattis, William H. [Bill] (Irene) {FE} 

(BU) University - 01151 FAX: (919) 929-7203 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0728 (O) (919) 929-7191 

585 Gilmore Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4909 (H) (919) 942-4051 



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Gentle, Brian G. [Brian] (Arden) {FE} 
(RA) Saint Mark's -08481 .. ^ ^ 

M801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC 27609-5205 z'^',?''^^ 787-7548 

4012 SwarthmorP Rd. DurLmN n 97707 gl«o ' 2 919) 787-0544 

(EC) Newiand-Grace - 03250 

*1686 Morgans Corner Rd , Flirphpth' ctv' NC 27qnq r?19 12! !?-?! 771-2265 

Gih^nn pT^k ... c^,n^jll p,(,j °^;^>-^' NC 27909-8312 (H) (919) 771.99fii; 

(RO) Retired Minister ^ J ^ ^ 

*3420 Sha mrock Dr # 503 Charlotte NC 9R?-\r -koaa 

Gilbert, Milton H. [M.ltonJ (LucreiiaMFB ^"^ ^^"^^ '^^^'^'^'''^ 

(NB) Morehead City; First - 07231 

*900 Arendell St, Morehead Citv NC 28557 4149 

1609 Calico Dr Morehead a^ \rol^l^lV.i^ 2 iV^^ 726-7102 

Gilli;,m P.m. .. .,n ^p^^j ^p^;^.^ 28557-442? (H) (919) 726.4n.i>,^ 

(RA)Gillburg -08181 

(EC) Mount Hermon - 03201 " ' ' tmail. jennymacigjeisucannpus mci 
FAX: (919) 335-3347 

BX7801, 310 Poe Hall, NCSU Raleiah NC 27R<)=i 7Hni i^ ,1?''^' 515-4039 

.•3208 Huntl elqh Dr Raleigh. NcT7'l^.^?.'n^'^^^^°^ S ?«i l?L'?^J 

Gleaves, hdith Lee [Edie] {FE} '"> '9^9' 876-47fiB 

(DU) Resurrection - 02261 ,-,^ 

*4705 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham NC 27707 5999 ^-i^J^^ 489-6499 

109EvanshirPln , nnrh.n. NC 2^'713 25/9 ?^ ^^^^^ 489-6552 

'^— n nrnni- I [M mm Ti:uU I U ""^ ^ ^'^^ "'"'-""'^^ 

(RO) Ellerbe-Mt.PleasLnt - 09070 ^ 

*P0 Box 340 . Ellerbe NC 2833ft n?4n 

blover, Murrell K. [Muirelf gma) mM) '"' '^^°' "'''^-'"'^^ 

(GR) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 1799, Greensboro NC 27402-1799 

265 Lvstra Est^tP.. Dr. ChanPJ Hin Mr 97^... 6446 2 ? °^ ^73-9794 

Glover, R. Keith [Ke.thJ (Fran) {RM ^^^^"^'^^^^ • ■ . ■ , (H) (919) q4?-^q?6 

(RA) Retired Minister ^ ^"^3''- '•kglover@intrex.net 

Wake Tech, 9101 FayVI Rd', Raleigh,- Nc' 27603 ^!S ^9^71!^^ 

5317 Cypress Ln. Raleigh , Nr. 97finQ_/|inq <2 9j9 662-3490 

^g»^I?fe5-0, .Mr°luHeg)) ,K,) '"' f '1^ ) ma894 

510 B St., Bridgeton, NC 28519 

*P O Box 898 , Rridnptnn NC 28519 0fi9ft ^°^ ^919) 637-7737 

(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 

PO Box 1388, New Bern NC 28563 138ft FAX: (919) 637-5602 

*1602 Trvon Rd , NPufRln K|n og;|.^^^,. (O) (919) 637-4181 

Goehrm^, David J. lUaTd' j ((!i^arol W ) (Fe ] ^"^ ^'^'^ '-'"•^'^"'^ 

(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 

'P O Box 66, R owland. NC9ft.-:tft ct (21 (910) 422-3414 

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Goldston, C. Wade [Wade] {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*226 Forest Rd., c/o Jos.Goldston, Lumberton, NC 28358-9176 

2616 Erwin Rd # AL-230, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 382-2952 

Gonia, Rachel Radeline [Rachel] (Ronald) {FE} Email: radegonia@aol.com 

(BU) EXTMIN - Program Coord., Society of St. Andrew FAX: (919) 688-8830 

*P O Box 25081, Durham, NC 27702-5081 (O) (919) 683-3011 

244 Haves Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gonia, Ronald E. [Ronald] (Rachel) {FE} 
(BU) University - Associate - 01151 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0728 (O) (919) 929-7191 

244 Haves Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gooch, Ray Thomas [Ray] {FE} 
(SA) Pittsboro Circuit - 11290 

624 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9421 (O) (919) 542-3033 

*P0 Box 785, Pittsboro. NC 27312-0785 (H) (919) 542-3033 

Goodwin, Dennis M. [Dennis] (Peggy) {FE} 

(EC) Manteo:Mt.Olivet - 03211 FAX: (919) 473-3850 

300 Ananias Dare St., Manteo, NC 27954 (O) (919) 473-2089 

*P0 Box 787, Manteo. NC 27954-0787 (H) (919) 473-2088 

Gouverneur, Joseph P. [Joe] (Erika) {SP} Email: gouverneur@mail.gld.com 

(GO)Zion -05441 

*1727 Zion Church Rd. Mount Olive, NC 28365-9051 (H) (919) 658-6191 

Graves, Stacey Zane [Stacey] (Renee) {FE} 
(FA) Lillington - 04351 

*P0 Box 506, Lillington, NC 27546-0506 (O) (910) 893-4811 

PO Box 506, Lillington, NC 27546-0506 (H) (910) 893-3627 

Graves, Walter L. [Walter] (Peggy C.) {FE} 
(FA) Christ -04131 

*3101 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5316 (O) (910) 484-3340 

2115 Clinchfield Dr, Favetteville, NC 28304-3632 (H) (910) 484-8658 

Green, Harold William [William] {FE} 

(RA) Cary: First - Associate - 08051 FAX: (919) 467-1861 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

107 Stourbridge Cir, Cary. NC 27511-4852 . (H) (919) 460-7115 

Green, Lawrence Amon [Lawrence] (Naomi W.) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*#3 Hamlette Dr.. Eppinqton Forest. Blackstone. VA 23824 (H) (804) 292-1593 

Greene, John Thomas [John] (Nellie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

M215 Quail Nest Ln. New Smvrna Beach. FL 32168-5210 (H) (904) 423-6808 

Greenway, Richard O. [Richard] (Mary L) {FE} Email: fsumc@netpath.net 

(BU) Front St - Associate - 01071 FAX: (910) 227-7905 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (910) 227-6263 

*326 Oakland Dr. Burlington, NC 27215-7717 (H) (910) 584-9439 

Greenwood, Susan Pate [Susan Pate] (Doug) {FE} Email: greenwod@squared.com 
(RM) West Nash - 10411 

*2106 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27896-1728 (O) (919) 237-4258 

1105 Knollwood Dr NW, Wilson. NC 27896-1551 (H) (919) 237-3462 

Grill, C. Franklin [Frank] (Helge) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*330 Azalea Rd. Southern Pnes, NC 28387-2702 (H) (910) 695-8826 

Grissom, David R. [David] (Sue) {FE} 
(DU) EXTMIN - Supt, Oxford Orphanage 

600 College St, Oxford, NC 27565-2717 (O) (919) 693-5111 

*500 College St, Oxford, NC 27565-2715 (H) (919) 690-0542 

Gum, Donald F. [Don] (Brenda) {FE} Email: gumdon@armc.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Dir, Pastoral Care.Alamance Hea.Serv.,lnc. . . FAX: (910) 538-7436 

*P0 Box 202, Burlington, NC 27216-0202 (O) (910) 538-7475 

1515 S. Mebane St.. #37, Burlinqton. NC 27215 (H) (910) 229-5871 



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Ton.^^"^ ^^^' Havelock, NC 28532-0324 /q) ^91 9^ 447 -i'iAt 

20 Chadwick Ave. Havelock NC ?R^ 32-2662 :.' S | 9 ^^'^^^J 

Guthrie, Kendall Jay [Kendall] (Sandra) (FE) '"' '^^^> 447-3763 

(Wl) Hope - 12521 ^ ^ 

tIo^ n^®M/()^®.^^o*® °-''' Wilmington, NC 28405-3406 . (O) (910) 799 2440 

7324 Qua Woods Rd. Wilmington NC 28405-7054 ' u gig lllifi?. 

Guthrie, Walter Sherman [Sherman] (Kim) {AM} ^ ' ^^^°^ ^^^'^^^" 

(EC) Sharon - 03321 

*103 Foxwood PI, Goldsboro, N C 27530-925R m) /Qio) 734 74.Q 

Hadden, Sidney Gene [Gene] (Lee) {PM} '"' <^^^> 734-7449 

(OR) Maury-Mt. Herman - 06260 

*P O Box 100. Maury. NC 28554 /ua /qiqv 7., cn^o 

Haddock, Jr. William A [Bill] (Jean^ /hF\ c V' '^jy.^^^'^"^^ . 

(Wl) Wrightsboro 12451 ^ ^ ^ ^"'^"- revbillh@aol.com 

?^^?!^- ^^Z^""^' Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (9im 7G2 25fl-i 

14 Long R.dqe Dr.. Wilmington NC 28405-8853 H 910 799!lfinn 

Hadley, Jr., Jacob Milton [Milton] (Maxine) (FE) Fn^iVll,^ - 

(RM) EXTMIN - Dir.Pastoril ServlcU,MR?l,fcurLm FS?'(919r383 92°o'S 

2101 Carriage Way, Chaoel Hill NC 9 7514-9466 S J 9 llliHl 

Hagerty, Robert Allen [Bob] (Kathleen) {FL} '"' '^^^> 933-9842 

(NB) Shady Gr.-Cypress Cr. - 07400 

Rt 3 Box 327.- Kin^tn gNC 28501-9401- ••; " " " ' JS! JgioJ l^sJn^S 

Haines, Mark D. [Mark] (DM) ^^ ., <"Jj^^^) 523-4035 

(RA) Diaconal Minister ^- S . . . fIS f^iQ^f fy ^^o"! 

;8501 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615 ;:.•.•.■ ^) (919 847 1!^^ 

209 Ramb^ewood Dr.. #101. Raleinh M C 27609 . . : : 2 9 § ^g-Jg^ 

Hale, Michael L [Mike] (Jane) {FE} ^ ' ' ^ 782-3268 

m Rnvl'^-lv^ c^^"i'^ k!^^ ^P^^ ■ Meth.Home for Children ... FAX- (910) 423-8494 
^^iS^S^^J"^^ •Emai,:sLr9^g i^^ 

^i^i ^^^ ^°^?"^ '^^- Rouaemont NC 27572^7077 S { {|]|| 4^1-^^^ 

Hall, Steven M. Steye] (Cheryl N ) IFE) ^ ' ^ ' ^^^^^^^ 

(GO) Whitley-Elizabeth -05430 

300 Wilson Mills Rd., Smithfield, NC 27577 /q) (919) 989 S'jnfi 

*210 Park Ave, Smithfield. NC 27577-3031 . , H 919 934I834 

Hall, W. Kenneth [Ken] (Pat) (FE) '"><^^^> 934-8834 

(EC)Ahoskie -03011 ^ 

r.9.^2^ ^^^' Ahoskie, NC 27910-0665 .... ^o^ (a^a. ,,, ^^^^ 

*102 Pembroke Ave S. Ahoskie NC 27 910-2942' ' S 9^ Hfl^H 

Hal , Jr., William Kenneth [Kenneth] (Kari) {FE} ' ' '^^^^ 332-3738 

(FA) EnA^in-Parker's Grove - 04110 ... FAX- (Qm\ poy ««q^ 

600 Denim Dr, EnA/in, NC 28339-2228 (0^ /910?897 8Rq4 

610 Denim Dr Erwin. NC 28339-229» ; ; H (^1 m 897I9I8 

Ham, William Craig [Craig] (Maria) {FL} ^ ' ' ' 897-5968 

(GR) Queen St. - Associate - 06201 

^o2.^L?^ ^°^' '^'"^*°"' NC 28502-0508 rO) (919) 527 21 1Q 

4266 Hamard Rd., Pink Hill. NC 28.^79 -9630 . . , .•:.:. m! jgig} f^llJVcS 



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Hamilton, James W. [Jim] (Betty) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 889. Biscoe, NC 27209-0889 (H) (910) 428-2225 

Hamilton, Riley T. [Riley] (Betty) {RL} 
(RA) Retired Local Pastor 

*202 Kelly Green Ct, Rolesville, NC 27571-9441 (H) (919) 562-2437 

Hamm, Rodney G. [Rodney] (Phyllis) (FE} 

(BU) Burlington District Super FAX: (910) 585-0260 

*3118 Truitt Dr, Burlington, NC 27215-4660 (H) (910) 584-7959 

Hammond, Robert Michael [Rob] (Denise S.) {FE} 
(GO) Magnolia - 05270 

*P O Box 307, Magnolia, NC 28453-0307 (H) (910) 289-2736 

Han, Kwang Youn [Chris] (Seung-Bun) {OF} 

(RA) Raleigh Korean - 08461 FAX: (919) 676-6072 

228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 832-6871 

*1003 Fox Hunt Ln Apt B, Raleigh, NC 27615-5334 (H) (919) 676-6072 

Hancock, C. Glenn [Glenn] (Lynne) {AM} 
(SA)Troy Circuit - 11430 

(O) (910) 572-1661 

*1182 NC 109, Troy, NC 27371-9712 (H) (910) 572-1661 

Hankal, Madison N. [Madison] {FE} Email: mnhank@msn.com 

(GO) St. Paul - Associate - 05201 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4813 (O) (919) 734-2965 

102 S Jefferson St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-5224 (H) (919) 735-8928 

Hanse, Richard Lawton [Rick] (Lisa) {FE} 
(FA) 337.1 - Appointed in Another Conference 

*1358 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110-1633 (O) (860) 521-7766 

36 Braeburn Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107-1604 (H) (860) 521-2733 

Harbin, Jr., Harold H. [Hal] (Libby) {AM} Email: halbert@nconline.com 

(RO) Glenwood - 09441 

*221 County Home Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-9117 (H) (910) 895-9536 

Hardison, Jr., Riley Vance [Vance] (Phyllis) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*310 E 13th St, Washington. NC 27889-3730 (H) (919) 946-7004 

Hardt, Otto H. C. [Otto] (Betty) {RM} Email: ohardt@netpath.net 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*2503 McKinney St., Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (910) 570-0629 

Hargrove, Robert H. [Bob] (Alethea) {RL} 
(RO) Retired Local Pastor 

(O) (910) 628-7858 

*P O Box 884, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-0884 (H) (540) 593-2260 

Harrell, Haywood L. [Haywood] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*Rr 5 Box 770. Snow Hill, NC 28580-9461 (H) (919) 747-2090 

Harrington, William David [David] (Gail) {FE} 

(GR) Jarvis Mem.- Assoc. - 06121 FAX: (919) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (919) 752-3101 

3003 Sherwood Dr, Greenville. NC 27858-6007 (H) (919) 756-3406 

Harris, Don Lee [Don Lee] (Emma) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*1408 Bridgeton Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9315 (H) (919) 985-1226 

Harris, Henry Paul [Paul] (Sue) {LP} 
(NB) Merrimon - 07471 

143 Airbase Rd, Atlantic, NC 28511-9731 (H) (919) 225-2751 

Harris, Jr., James H. [Jim] (Brenda) {FE} Email: jharris@ac.net 

(SA) Mt. Gilead - 11240 

*P0 Box 176, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-0176 (O) (910) 439-6475 

PO Box 702, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-0702 (H) (910) 439-6445 



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Harris, Jr., Robert G. [Bob] (Donna) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*5802 Excel St., Zephyrhills, FL 33541 (H) (606) 224-4216 

Harrison, Shana Deanetia [Shana] {PM} Email: sdh1@acpub.duke.edu 

(Wl) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

2410 Pickett Rd. Durham, NC 27705-5736 (H) (919) 489-4108 

Harry, James Harold [Jim] (Maria) {FE} Email: jimharry@tmug.org 

(RA) Highland - Associate - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

3404 Morninqside Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607-3023 (H) (919) 787-1994 

Harsh-Cafferty, Susan L. [Susan] (Dennis J.) {FE} 
(SA) Goldston - 11161 

*P0 Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252-0085 (O) (919) 898-4523 

PO Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252-0085 (H) (919) 898-4337 

Harvey, George [George] (Jeannie) {LP} Email: gharvey125@aol.com 

(RO) Parkton - 09330 FAX: (910) 323-5004 

313 Union St., Suite 208, Fayetteville, NC 28301 (O) (910) 323-3827 

*6614 Marquette St., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (H) (910) 488-8320 

Harvin, David L. [David] (Sue) {FE} Email: dhan/in@aol.com 

(BU) Carrboro - 01101 FAX: (919) 969-7881 

*200 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro, NC 27510-1334 (O) (919) 942-1223 

102 Dove St, Carrboro, NC 27510-1141 (H) (919) 968-6981 

Harwood, Jr., Jolin E. [John] (Gail) {FE} Email: jreed@cswnet.com 

(RM) Englewood - 10281 

*P0 Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0116 (O) (919) 443-2926 

3312 Woodlawn Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3911 (H) (919) 443-6916 

Hatch, IVIary Martha [Marti] (Larry Ganster) {FE} 

(RA) 337.1 - Appointed in SC Conference FAX: (864) 242-4478 

*200 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-2008 (O) (864) 232-7341 

13 Eastwood Dr., Taylors, SC 29687 (H) (864) 292-3642 

Hause, Charles J. [Charles] (Rita) {RL} 
(Wl) Wesley Mem- Assoc. - 12441 

1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-5104 (O) (910) 791-4092 

*1519 Village Dr Apt 4, Wilminqton, NC 28401-7538 (H) (910) 799-8989 

Hayes, Carol Dell [Carol] {FD} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Deacon - Assoc.Dir.CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4100 Five Oaks Dr Apt 28. Durham, NC 27707-5252 (H) (919) 490-8675 

Heitzenrater, Warren T. [Warren] {PM} Email: wheitz@intrstar.net 

(Wl) Chadbourn-Evergreen - 12090 

*300 E 3rd Ave, Chadbourn, NC 28431-1910 (H) (910) 654-3563 

Helms, Jr., Julian B. [J.B.] (Carolyn) {FE} 
(NB) Disability Leave 

*2939 S Nc 903 Hwy, Magnolia, NC 28453-9039 (H) (910) 289-4354 

Helms, Suzanna Ross [Suzanna] (Hank) {FE} Email: suzhelms@aol 

(RA) Family Leave FAX: (630) 972-1003 

305 E. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (O) (630) 972-1011 

*607 N Ashbury Ave, Bolinqbrook. IL 60440-1103 (H) (630) 972-9027 

Henderson, Regina [Regina] {PM} Email: rh3@acpub.duke.edu 

(RA) St. Mark's - Associate - 08481 FAX: (919) 787-7548 

*4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 787-0544 

4806 Terry St., Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 510-9075 

Hendricks, M. Elton [Elton] (Jerry) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - President, Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-2123 

*5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420 (O) (919) 630-7005 

234 Kinlaw Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1432 (H) (910) 488-0793 

Herrin, Charles L. [Chuck] (Kitty) {FE} 
(FA) Coats - 04051 

*P0 Box 388, Coats, NC 27521-0388 (O) (910) 897-7545 

PO Box 388, Coats, NC 27521-0388 (H) (910) 897-6793 



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Herring, Charles M. [Charles] {FE} 
(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army 
*Brooks Army Med.Ctr., Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234 



Hickle, Steven A. [Steve] (Peggy) {FE} Email: hickle@mindspring.com 

(RA) Fairmont - 08361 

*2501 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7213 (O) (919) 832-3316 

117 Brooks Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7126 (H) (919) 832-2403 

Hicks, Jr., James W. [Jim] (Ruby) {AM} 
(GO) Disability Leave 

*3730 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-8071 (H) (919) 736-2311 

Hicks, Patricia V. [Irish] {FD} 
(RA) Cary: First - Deacon - 08051 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

207 Applecross Dr, Cary, NC 27511-5070 (H) (919) 467-2183 

Hicks, Piiyllis K. [Phyllis] {FE} 

(BU) EXTMIN - Dir., Pastoral Care & Couns.lnst.of DU-CH 

*3325 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 220, Durham, NC 27707-2646 (O) (919) 489-6452 

100 Markham Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2114 (H) (919) 968-7671 

Hicks, Rose C. [Rose] (Ray) {IS} 
(GO) Ebenezer - 05471 

3859 W. US 70 Hwy, Goldsboro, NC 27531 (O) (919) 731-4201 

*563 Airport Rd., Pikeville, NC 27863 (H) (919) 735-7588 

Hicks, Wayne Marion [Wayne] (April) {FL} 
(GO) Pikeville-Mt. Carmel - 05300 

*P0 Box 43, Pikeville, NC 27863-0043 (H) (919) 242-4674 

Higgins, Lawrence C. [Larry] (Rhonda) {FE} 
(RO) Hamlet: First -09131 

300 Charlotte St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2608 (O) (910) 582-0078 

M14 Entwistle St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2420 (H) (910) 582-5491 

Highsmith, Emmett James [E. J] (Linda) {LP} 

(Wl) Westview - 12331 FAX: (910) 259-2570 

500 S.Wright St., Burgaw Mid.Sch., Burgaw, NC 28425 (O) (910) 259-2344 

*1750 Stag Park Rd, Burqaw, NC 28425-3344 (H) (910) 259-5278 

Hill, Jr., A. P. [A. P.] (LaRue) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*2009 Fairview Way, Greenville, NC 27858-5326 (H) (919) 355-9109 

Hill, D. Christopher [Chris] (Cindy) {FE} 
(DU) Salem (Person Co.) - 02521 

933 Salem Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, 27541 (O) (910) 599-6333 

M35 Salem Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-9129 (H) (910) 599-5012 

Hill, II, Edward F. [Ned] (Rochelle) {FE} 

(RA) Millbrook - 08421 FAX: (919) 876-9373 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-4910 (O) (919) 876-0865 

1012 Cedarhurst Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5416 (H) (919) 876-3910 

Hill, Edward Carlton [Eddie] (Nita) {FE} 

(FA) Kipling - 04331 

P O Box 88, Kipling, NC 27543 

*P O Box 186, Kipling, NC 27543-0186 (H) (919) 552-2124 

Hill, Jan N. [Jan] (Rick) {SP} 
(GO) Pine Level-Sanders - 05310 

(O) (919) 989-8283 

M484 Brogden Rd. Smithfield, NC 27577-9295 (H) (919) 934-7613 

Hill, Jr., Noah B. [N. B.] (Charlotte) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*463 Albemarle Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1542 (H) (910) 488-4179 

Hill, Ralph M. [Ralph] (Faye) {FE} 
(RM) Stantonsburg - 10431 

*P0 Box 6, Stantonsburg, NC 27883-0006 (O) (919) 238-3838 

PO Box 6, Stantonsburg, NC 27883-0006 (H) (919) 238-3402 



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Hillman, Randy A. [Randy] (Wanda) {FE} 

^^^^-fQilJ^r - Assoc.Dir.,Chap.Services,Forsyth Mem.Hosp. . FAX; (910) 718-9250 

^.no^o^'L^^ ^^^^^ ^^^' Winston Salem, NC 27103-3013 .... (O) (910) 718-2005 

4408 Robinhood Rd. Winston Sal^m. NC 27106-4?3fi . h 910 922^297 

Hines, David M. [David] (Annette) {DM} ' " ^ a^^-4^a/^ 

(RO) Diaconal Minister 

*4411 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 /o) r704) 3ee Qififi 

6 203 Breitlinq Grove PI.. Charlotte NC 28212 . . . : " " .' h 704 532'9430 

Hines, James R. [Jim] (Jean) {FL \n} \fw) i>^^yA^o 

(Wl) Carver's Creek - 12071 

-14343 Hwv 87 Ea st Council. NC?fi434' ::::::;: £) (9im lllTlll 

Hinnant, H. Mallie [Mallie] (Susan) (FE) '"^ '^^"' 645-4168 

(GO)EXTMIN -Evangelist 

*P0 Box 11392, Goldsboro, NC 27532-1392 (O) (919) 242-6132 

PO Box 751. Pik eville.NC 27863-0751 ... (H 919 24261?^ 

Hix, Jr., Clare nce Eugene [Gene] (Betty) {RM} ^ ' ' ' 242-6132 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*Rr 3 Box 42, Fayette. MO 652 48-9803 (H) (816) 248-2G97 

Hobbs, James L. [Jim] (Mary) {FE} "^ '"' '"^^> ^48-2697 

(BU) BU.Emmanuel -01051 

2331 LaVista Dr., Burlington, NC 27215 .... (Q) /qiqx 227 i2Rft 

*243 W. Harden St., Burlington. NC 97215-7513 . : : : " m 9 226-7533 

Hobbs, John W. [John] (Betty Jo) |RM} '"' '^^"> ^^^^6-7533 

(GR) Retired Minister ' '^ ' 

*P0 Box 3355, Wilmington, NC 28406-0355 (O) (910) 313-1441 

Hobbs. Micha el B. [Michael] (Gaye) {FE} (H) (910) 313-1365 

(BU) Davis Street - 01041 ^ ^ 

*606 E Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-5922 (O) (910) 227 3784 

528 Tarleton Av e, Burlincton. NC 27215-4910 (H 910 226fifiM 

Hockett, Marg aret B. [Margaret] (Jerry) {LP} ^ ' ' ^ 226-6663 

(Wl) Epworth - 12361 

^R?°^ ^^^^' Wilmington, NC 28406-0455 (O) (910) 762 1407 

*111 Sassanoue Rd. Castle Hayne. NC 28429-fi?27 (H 910 675 2Rnn 

Hocutt, Allison Brady [Al] (Paula {PM} ^"' '^^°> ^^^'^^"^ 

(SA) Asbury-Bethlehem - 11020 

*557 Minow Johnson Rd. Sanf ord, NC 27330-0412 (H) (919) 774.3114 

Hodge, Rudolph H. [Rudy] {RM} '"^ '^^^> ff^-^ilA 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*5348 Barclay Dr. Raleiah. NC P 7606-1202 (H) (919) 851 7362 

Hodgin, Hubert Howard [Hugo] (Sue) {RM} '"' '^^^' ^^^^^^^ 

(BU) Retired Minister ' ^ ^ 

*Rn?^ ^^^^' Lexington, NC 27293-1287 (O) (704) 249 818S 

*11 Westover Dr, Lexington. NC 27792-2340 . 2 704 249 3 SI 

/"pr '?/f/' ^""^"^ t=rv.n [William] ( Elizabeth M.) {FE} ' ' ^ ' ?49.:i10<) 

(EC) Wanchese: Bethany - 03381 

To^^r?^ ^^^' Wanchese, NC 27981-0239 .... rO) r919^ 47? 152^4 

*P0 Box 609. Wan chese. NC 279fil-n609 (H (9 9 47ll4f8 

Hollis, Thomas M. [Tom] (Ann) {FE} '"> '^^^> 473-5438 

(RA) White Plains-Mbrshp/Evang Mln - 08091 

;;^J^;^^^^^f;i,,,o, < 0) (313) ^.ei-jssi 

Holmes, Audrey C. [Audrey] {FE} ^ ' ' ' 380-0039 

(RO) Saint Pauls - 09521 

406 W Broad St, St. Pauls, NC 28384 /o\ /qin^ Rci;^'»ni 

*519 N Wilkinson Dr St. Paul. NC 9«.«^ :i238 y Sj j^jg! Hf^-JlV^ 



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Holtsclaw, Thomas G. [Tom] (Jan) {FE} 

(GR) Jarvis Memorial - 06121 FAX: (919) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (919) 752-3101 

107 Williamsburg Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6325 (H) (919) 756-4645 

Hood, Elizabeth Hackney [Beth] (Paul) {FE} 
(SA) Lemon Springs - 11191 

(O) (919) 776-9315 

*P O Box 129. Lemon Springs, NC 28355-0129 (H) (919) 776-8072 

Hood, Jean L. [Jean] (Elizabeth) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*2747 US Highway 13 S, Goldsboro, NC 27530-8913 (H) (919) 689-9850 

Hoogerland, Thomas D. [Tom] (Wynell) {FE} 
(FA) Newton Grove - 04390 

(O) (910) 594-0604 

*135 W Grove St, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7522 (H) (910) 594-0969 

Home, Alvin M. [Al] (Susan) {FE} 

(BU) Friendship - 01241 

4612 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-8682 . (O) (910) 227-0381 

*4702 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-9619 . (H) (910) 227-7733 

Home, Herbert Franklin [Herb] (Hazel) {RL} 

(NB) Retired Local Pastor 

*P0 Box 728, Maysville, NC 28555-0728 (H) (910) 346-6409 

Horton, Benjamin Edward [Ben] {LP} 
(Wl) Garland - 12130 

(O) (910) 529-3051 

*P0 Box 427, Garland, NC 28441-0427 (H) (910) 343-0161 

House, Thomas H. [Brother Tom] (Madelyn) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1000 Wesley Pines Rd #104, Lumberton, NC 28358-2148 (H) (910) 738-3686 

Howell, Karen Caraway [Karen] {LP} 
(Wl) Burgaw - Associate - 12050 

P O Box 26, Burgaw, NC 28425 (O) (910) 259-2295 

1795 Hwy 210 W, Hampstead, NC 28443 . (H) (910) 270-4624 

Hubbard, Charles S. [Charlie] (Mercer) {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 542-1409 

*P0 Box 58, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0058 (H) (919) 542-2060 

Huckaby, Jr., Robert L. [Rob] (Susan Y.) {FD} 

(RA) Asbury - Deacon - 0831 1 FAX: (919) 847-7532 

*6612 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-3644 (O) (919) 847-2818 

5232 Troutman Ln. Raleigh. NC 27613-1415 (H) (919) 881-0990 

Hudson, Pamela Jo [Pamela] {FE} 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc. 

PO Box 1956, Pinehurst, NC 28370-1956 (O) (910) 215-6014 

*133 Alan Cir # E. Carthage, NC 28327-8502 (H) (910) 692-1933 

Huffines, Terry L. [Terry] (Lisa) {FE} 
(GO) Pine Forest - 05161 

*867 NC 581 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 735-5161 

720 NC 581 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 736-1910 

Huffman, Virgil B. [Butch] (Ann) {FE} 
(GO) Daniels Memorial - 05131 

2802 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4519 (O) (919) 778-2350 

*2803 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4518 (H) (919) 778-0967 

Huggins, III, H. Sidney [Sid] (Kay) {FE} 

(GR) Greenville District Super FAX: (919) 321-8787 

*215 Commerce St, Greenville, NC 27858-5029 (O) (919) 756-3918 

101 Martinsborough Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6204 (H) (919) 353-7011 

Huggins, Johnnie S. [Johnnie] (Ruby) {RAM} 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*2701 Preston Woods Ln Apt 1, Fayetteville, NC 28304-3628 ... (H) (910) 483-6796 



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Hultman, Suzanne Cloyd [Suzanne] (Scott) {OE} 
(BU) Davis St. - Associate - 01041 

*606 E Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-5922 .(O) (910) 227-3784 

201 Westbrook Dr# C-23, Carrboro, NC 27510-2487 (H) (919) 929-1143 

Humphreys, Chris Dwight [Chris] {FL} Email: chrish@beaufortco.com 

(GR) Swan Quarter - 06350 

*P0 Box 129, Swanquarter, NC 27885-0129 (H) (919) 926-4791 

Humphries, James Edward [Jim] (Lisa) {SP} Email: jimlisa@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Seven Springs - 05351 

*P0 Box 64, Seven Springs, NC 28578-0064 (H) (919) 569-2871 

Hunnings, Bess G. [Bess] (Hank) {FE} 

(DU) Epworth - Associate - 02181 FAX: (919) 490-2952 

3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

*910 Sunstone Dr. Durham, NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunnings, Henry M. [Hank] (Bess) {RAM} 
(DU) Ellis Chapel - 02291 

(O) (919) 479-1614 

*910 Sunstone Dr, Durham, NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunt, Harold [Harold] (Carol) {LP} 

(NB) Haw Branch - 07161 FAX: (910) 671-3010 

701 N. Elm St., Lumberton, NC 28358 

*P0 Box 1531, Pembroke, NC 28372-1531 (H) (910) 521-3654 

Hunt, Terry [Terry] (Gloria) {SP} 
(RO) Pleasant Grove - 09371 

*P0 Box 2112, Pembroke. NC 28372-2112 (H) (910) 521-4707 

Hunter, J. Manly [Jack] (Wilma) {RM} 
(SA) Jones Chapel - 11181 

*2212 Tanqlewood Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-8242 (H) (919) 776-4913 

Hunter, Jack L. [Jack] (Carolyn) {FE} 

(SA) Sanford District Super FAX: (919) 774-6558 

*1511 Columbine Rd. Sanford, NC 27330-8276 (H) (919) 775-7041 

Husklns, James R. [Jim] (Linda) {FE} 
(EC) Hatteras -03150 

(O) (919) 986-2149 

*P0 Box 310, Hatteras. NC 27943-0310 (H) (919) 986-2254 

Hutcherson, Cyrus B. [Cy] {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*2720 Windemere Dr Apt 357. Valdosta. GA 31602-4116 (H) (912) 244-3276 

Hutchins, David Carl [David] (Lynn) {SP} 
(SA) Bynum - 11061 

*P0 Box 6. Bynum, NC 27228-0006 (H) (919) 542-4715 

Hutchinson, Charles H. [Charles] (Iris) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 1507. Lk Junaluska. NC 28745-1507 (H) (704) 452-4088 

Ingram, Geraldine D. [Gerry] (Kelly) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*105 Laramie Ct. Carv. NC 27513-5320 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Ingram, O. Kelly [Kelly] (Gerry) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*105 Laramie Ct. Gary. NC 27513-5320 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Innes, Randall E. [Randy] (Emily) {FE} 
(BU) Elon College:First - 01201 

*1630 Westbrook Ave, Elon College, NC 27244-9286 (O) (910) 584-5263 

1331 Granville St, Burlington, NC 27215-2153 (H) (910) 227-3993 

Irvine, Robert J. [Bob] (Janet) {FD} Email: bobirvine@aol.com 

(DU) DU:Duke Mem. - Deacon - 02161 FAX: (919) 682-3349 

*504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

3201 Lassiter St, Durham, NC 27707-3879 (H) (919) 493-3756 



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Jackson, Jerry A. [Jerry] (Annette) {FE} 

(NB) Oak Grove-Queen's Creek - 07170 FAX: (910) 353-8286 

*P0 Box 398, Hubert, NC 28539-0398 (O) (910) 353-0441 

PO Box 398, Hubert, NC 28539-0398 (H) (910) 326-6681 

Jackson, Lester P. [Lester] (Henrietta) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*308 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1648 (H) (919) 459-2355 

Jackson, Richard C. [Richard] (Cheryl) {FE} 
(FA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army 

Brooke Army Med. Ctr., San Antonio, TX 78234 (O) (201) 916-1105 

*6935 Congressional Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78244 (H) (201) 662-4733 

Jackson, Wilbur I. [Wil] (Carolyn) {FE} 
(RO) Laurinburg: First - 09181 

*101 W Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352-3744 (O) (910) 276-1593 

1304 Franklin Ave, Laurinburg. NC 28352-3427 (H) (910) 276-1939 

Jacobs, Harold Dean [Harold] (Edna) {FD} 
(RO) Prospect - Deacon - 09381 

*Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (O) (910) 521-2111 

PO Box 1348, Pembroke, NC 28372-1348 (H) (910) 521-8669 

Jarrett, Eddie Jo V. [Eddie Jo] {FE} Email: ejarret@emory.edu. 

(RA) Leave of Absence FAX: (404) 727-2605 

(O) (404) 727-6420 

*P O Box 641, Decatur, GA 30031-0641 (H) (404) 378-2798 

Jarvis, Dwight C. [Dwight] (Ann) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*203 Pompano. Emerald Isle, NC 28594-7122 (H) (919) 354-5706 

Jeffries, Jonathan David [Jonathan] (Heather) {PM} 
(RO) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

*5112 Copper Ridge Dr Apt 204, Durham, NC 27707-5557 (H) (919) 419-7182 

Jeffries, William M. [Bill] (Jo Anne) {FE} 
(EC) Murfreesboro - 03231 

PO Box 392, Murfreesboro, NC 27855-0392 (O) (919) 398-4556 

*304 S 4th St, Murfreesboro, NC 27855-2002 (H) (919) 398-4551 

Jenkins, David Omar [David] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Campus Minister,Wesley Fellowship 

*Chr.Council,Metro Atlanta,465 Blvd, SE, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30312-3430 

Box 98647, Durham, NC 27708-8647 

Jenkins, Edith Dudley {Edith] (Carroll) {FE} 
(GR) Holy Trinity -06111 

Ml 2 E Main St, Washington, NC 27889-5039 (H) (919) 946-7542 

Jenks, Gregory Keith [Greg] (Beth) {FE} 
(RA) Highv\/ay 42 - 08651 

*143 Alan Lane, Clayton. NC 27520 (H) (919) 550-8799 

Jernigan, Julius O. [J. 0.] (Ruth) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*5736 Dobson Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3451 (H) (910) 488-2629 

Jessee, D. Douglas [Doug] (Beverly) {FE} 
(RA) Cary: First -08051 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

100 Gravwick Way. Cary, NC 27513-1609 (H) (919) 380-8690 

Johnson, C. Reginald [Reg] (Diane) {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Prof., Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theo. Seminary 

Asbury Theological Sem., Wilmore, KY 40390 (O) (606) 858-2219 

*525 Talbott Dr Wilmore, KY 40390-1041 . (H) (606) 858-3081 



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Johnson, Doris J. [Doris] {RL} 
(EC) Retired Local Pastor 

*P0 Box 365, Harrellsville, NC 27942-0365 (H) (919) 356-2279 

Johnson, George W. [George] {FE} 

(RA) Hayes Barton - 08371 FAX: (919) 832-4025 

*P0 Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628-6088 (O) (919) 832-6435 

2307 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608-2242 (H) (919) 783-7842 

Johnson, Glenda N. [Glenda] (William) (FE) 

(RA) Saint Andrews - 08171 FAX: (919) 772-1256 

*1201 Maxwell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-4266 (O) (919) 772-4410 

4000 Brothwell Ct. Raleigh, NC 27606-1714 (H) (919) 851-1869 

Johnson, J. Donald [Don] (Joanne) {FE} Email: donjoannej@aol.com 

(BU) Evergreen -01221 

*11098 US Hwy 15-501, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6009 (O) (919) 968-0198 

100 Highland TrI. Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8625 (H) (919) 929-8524 

Johnson, Kathryn Rives [Kay] {FE} Email: esumc@abercom.com 

(RA) Edenton Street - Associate - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7535 

2124 Cowper Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608-1324 (H) (919) 782-9508 

Johnson, Lawrence E. [Larry] (Bernice) {FE} Email: 1john6@gte.net 

(DU) Fayetteville Road - 02571 FAX: (919) 484-0558 

(O) (919) 544-7513 

*507 Tuggle St.. Durham. NC 27713-1635 (H) (919) 484-0600 

Johnson, III, Paul Jones [Skip] (Ann) {FE} Email: skipj@mindspring.com 

(RA) 337.1 - Appointed in N.GA Conference FAX: (770) 972-5846 

*2428 E Main St, Snellville, GA 30278-3337 (O) (770) 972-9360 

1667 Stony Creek Way SW. Lilburn. GA 30247-2596 (H) (770) 978-2825 

Johnston, III, Walter [Walter] {LP} 
(EC) Harrellsville - 03040 

*Rt 1, Box 182 B, Gatesville, NC 27938 (H) (919) 357-1837 

Jolly, Judy [Judy] {DM} Email: jjollydce@aol.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister 

PO Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628-6088 (O) (919) 832-6435 

*3405 Savan Ct. Raleigh. NC 27613-3222 (H) (919) 510-8327 

Jones, Jr., Barney Lee [Barney] (Marjorie) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 3058, Bridgehampton. NY 11932-3058 (H) (516) 537-0301 

Jones, Daniel P. [Dan] {FL} 
(FA) Mamers - 04370 

*P O Drawer 545, Mamers, NC 27552 (H) (910) 893-5264 

Jones, Donnie L. [Donnie] (Brenda) {SP} 
(DU) Granville-Vance - 02320 

*322 Linden Ave, Oxford, NC 27565-3615 (O) (919) 693-8366 

522 Salem Rd, Oxford. NC 27565-6451 (H) (919) 693-4150 

Jones, George A. [George] (Bonnie) {FE} Email: cmpgrdumc@aol.com 

(FA) Camp Ground - 04121 FAX: (910) 867-9436 

*4625 Campground Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314-1403 (O) (910) 867-9436 

5505 Nix Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314-1416 (H) (910) 864-2760 

Jones, Linwood 8. [Lindy] (Phyllis) {AM} 
(RM) Trinity Parish - 10380 

P O Box 178, Battleboro, NC 27809-0153 (O) (919) 442-9260 

*P0 Box 153, Battleboro. NC 27809-0153 (H) (919) 977-3311 

Jones, Norwood L. [NonA/ood] (Helen) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*321 Barbour St, Clayton, NC 27520-2405 (H) (919) 553-2492 

Jones, Vassar W. [Vassar] (Ruby H.) {RM} 
(BU) Yanceyville - 01491 

P O Box 9, Yanceyville, NC 27379 (O) (910) 694-4083 

*418 W Gordon St, Roxboro. NC 27573-4922 (H) (910) 599-9203 



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Jordan, Bobby L. [Bobby] (Linda P.) {AM} 
(EC) Perquimans - 03290 

*P0 Box 98, Winfall, NC 27985-0098 (O) (919) 426-5288 

PO Box 98, Winfall, NC 27985-0098 (H) (919) 426-5288 

Jordan, Harry [Harry] (Fran) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*2200 Chelsea Dr NW, Wilson, NC 27896-1477 (H) (919) 237-8113 

Joyce, Eric Randall [Eric] (Paige) {LP} 
(RO) Beaver Dam-Green Lake - 09020 

(O) (910) 692-2715 

*106 N Pine St, Aberdeen, NC 28315-2748 (H) (910) 944-6055 

Joyce, Johnle L. [Johnie L.] (Lou) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd # E-12, Durham. NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 382-1973 

Joyce, Thomas E. [Tom] (Laurie) {PM} 
(RM) Roanoke - 10390 

P Box 228, Weldon, NC 27890 (O) (919) 536-3494 

*708 Robinson Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (H) (919) 308-0818 

Joyner, Jr., F. Belton [Belton] (Toni) {FE} Email: fbjjr@aol.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Admin.Asst.to Bishop & Min.Relations Off. ... FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4108 Brewster Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1712 (H) (919) 851-3894 

Juren, Jerry Jay [Jerry] (Ann) {FE} Email: jurenj@juno.com 

(RM) Rosemary - 10261 FAX: (919) 537-3534 

*900 Jackson St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-2617 (O) (919) 537-3973 

625 Cedar St, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-2503 (H) (919) 537-2092 

Kasper, J. Mark [Mark] {FE} Email: aaren@wilmington.net 

(Wl) EXTMIN - Couns., Hemingway Counseling Services 

*908 Elizabeth Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8041 (H) (910) 278-1681 

Kelley, Amy Lynn [Amy Lynn] (Benji) {DM} Email: bkduke@aol.com 

(DU) Diaconal Minister 

1714 Bivins Rd., Durham, NC 27712 (O) (919) 477-0509 

M924 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258-9795 (H) (910) 376-6545 

Kelley, Benjamin W. [Benji] (Amy Lynn) {PM} Email: bkduke@aol.com 

(BU) Salem (Alamance) - 01421 

4471 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 

*4924 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258-9795 (H) (910) 376-6545 

Kemp, Gary Joseph [Gary] (Beth) {SP} Email: gjk1@acpub.duke.edu 

(SA) Sardis-Parsons Grove - 11370 

*5227 Pekin Rd, Candor, NC 27229-9059 (H) (910) 439-5065 

King, Jr., A. Kimsey [Kimsey] (Jean) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

(O) (919) 489-6497 

*5315 Yardlev Ter, Durham, NC 27707-9740 (H) (919) 489-6497 

King, Carl Hamett [Carl] {PM} 
(FA) Haymount - Associate - 04191 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-6899 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1916 Havilah Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4308 (H) (910) 484-2047 

Kinley, Grady L. [Grady] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*108 Rose Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-8841 (H) (919) 778-3079 

Kirby, Wallace H. [Wallace] (Dixie) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 240, Roxboro, NC 27573-0240 (H) (910) 597-2054 

Knight, R. Norman [Norman] (Ruby) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*2801 Westwick Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-3976 (H) (919) 847-0215 



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Knott, T. Garland [Garland] (Kathleen) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*5133 Waterburv PI, Fayettevlile. NC 28311-1565 (H) (910) 488-3032 

Knowles, Russell R. [Russell] (Jaxle) {RAM} 
(Wl) Brunswick Circuit - 12040 
*P0 Box 35, Bolivia, NC 28422-0035 

105 Knox St NE, Bolivia, NC 28422-8653 (H) (910) 253-6211 

Kossan, Joseph E. [Joseph] (Frances) {FE} 
(GO) Jefferson - 05141 

*1101 N Jefferson St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-2321 (O) (919) 734-0144 

1502 9th St. Goldsboro, NC 27534-2340 (H) (919) 734-1669 

Krepps, James Robert [Jim] (Donna) {LP} 
(GR) Webb Chapel -06431 

(O) (919) 569-0308 

*Rr 4 Box 300. Kinston, NC 28504-9313 (H) (919) 569-1510 

Krpata, Andrew [Andrew] {LP} 

(NB) Pamlico Coop. Par. - Associate - 07340 

*3717 Colony Dr, New Bern, NC 28562 (H) (919) 633-0444 

Krueger, Todd Stephen [Todd] (Martha) {FE} Email: tskumc@iname.com 

(RM) Smith - 10341 FAX: (919) 537-8779 

*Rt. 4, Box 915, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

1216 Smith Church Rd., Roanoke Rapids. NC 27870 (H) (919) 537-1343 

Kunka, Alice Kirkman [Alice] (Bob) {DM} Email: akdiaconal@aol.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister 

CLAY, 124 Perdue St., Garner, NC 27529 (O) (919) 851-1707 

*204 Birkhaven Dr, Cary, NC 27511-8943 . (H) (919) 851-5106 

Lackey, Duke Caldwell [Duke] (Bettina B.) {FE} Email: dclackey@intrstar.net 

(FA) Roseboro - 04421 

PO Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382-0008 (O) (910) 525-4470 

*P0 Box 8. Roseboro, NC 28382-0008 (H) (910) 525-4592 

Lain, Jr., William Douglas [Doug] (Tara) {SP} 
(DU) Lea's Chapel - 02371 

(O) (910) 597-4257 

M940 Leasburg Rd. Roxboro, NC 27573-8928 (H) (910) 597-5796 

Lamb, Kimberly [Kim] (Tom) {DM} 

(RA) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 787-7548 

4801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-5205 (O) (919) 787-0544 

*219 Westridqe Dr, Raleigh. NC 27609-5262 (H) (919) 783-8144 

Lamb, W. Douglas [Doug] (Margaret) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*119 W Burkhead St. Whiteville, NC 28472-3202 (H) (910) 642-9235 

Lamm, Dennis Cecil [Dennis] (Jennifer) {LP} Email: lammbo@intrstar.net 

(GR) Stokes - 06340 FAX: (919) 355-6310 

(O) (919) 931-5237 

108 Duke Rd. Winterville, NC 28590-9584 . (H) (919) 355-6310 

Lamneck, Forrest D. [Jack] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*22437 TR 1203. W. LaFayette. OH 43845 (H) (614) 623-8853 

Lancaster, Charles Hulbert [Charles] (Emily) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 543, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0543 (H) (919) 528-1445 

Lancaster, Ecwood C. [Eckie] (Shirley) {FE} 

(Wl) Pine Valley - 12401 FAX: (910) 452-4583 

*3788 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403-6147 (O) (910) 791-0353 

241 Stonewall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412 . (H) (910) 791-3841 

Lancaster, Jr., James R. [James] (Louise) {RM} 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*5206 Arbor Rd, Fayettevlile, NC 28311-0652 (H) (910) 822-0133 



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Lancaster, Maurice [Maurice] (Helen) {RAM} 
(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*1925 Southern Ave, Fayettevilie, NC 28306-1755 (H) (910) 484-1438 

Lancaster, Tryon D. [Tryon] (Anne) {IS} 
(FA) Wesley Heights - 04291 

5400 Ramsey St, Fayettevilie, NC 28311-1420 (O) (910) 630-7006 

*3213 Kentyre Dr. Fayettevilie, NC 28303-5340 (H) (910) 484-7053 

Lane, Jr., J. Rodney [Rodney] (Patricia) {AM} 
(RM) Enfld-Eden-Whitakers - 10060 

209 Whitfield St, Enfield, NC 27823-1341 (O) (919) 445-3450 

*P0 Box 115, Enfield, NC 27823-0115 (H) (919) 445-5983 

Langley, Delores Anne [Delores] {FE} 
(DU) Fletcher's Chapel - 02301 

(O) (919) 688-3186 

*2034 Fletchers Chapel Rd, Durham, NC 27703-2820 (H) (919) 688-4850 

Langston, J. Craig [Craig] {IS} 
(GO) Turkey - 05471 

1307 E. Beech St, Goldsboro. NC 27534 (H) (919) 734-8115 

Lawrence, William B. [Bill] (Naomi) {FE} Email: lav\/rence@mail. duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., The J.M.Ormond Ctr.Duke Div.Sch. FAX: (919) 660-3473 

*Box 90983, J.M.Ormond Ctr., Durham, NC 27708-0983 (O) (919) 660-3423 

4416 Valley Forge Rd., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 383-5336 

Laytham, David Brent [Brent] (Missy) {FE} Email: blaytham@roxboro.net 

(DU) Brookland-Brooksdale - 02050 

(O) (910) 597-9755 

*311 Allensville Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-7003 (H) (910) 599-7040 

Leatherman, Harold F. [Harold] (Wilma) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

601 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-3411 (O) (704) 735-7489 

*803 N Laurel St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-2921 (H) (704) 735-2325 

Leburg, Michael W. [Mike] (Torie) {FE} 
(RO) Caledonia - 09041 

*15201 Barnes Bridge Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352-1873 (O) (910) 276-4741 

11680 Johns Rd. Laurinburq, NC 28352-1336 (H) (910) 276-6858 

Lee, Don Paul [Don] (Barbara) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*1607 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6135 (H) (919) 734-4465 

Lee, Henry W. [Henry] (Catherine) {FE} 
(FA) Angler - 0401 1 

PO Box 595, Angler, NC 27501-0595 (O) (919) 639-2176 

*P0 Box 1267, Angler, NC 27501-1267 (H) (919) 639-0988 

Lee, James C. [Jim] (Sharon) {FE} Email: 1umc@entrsft.com 

(GO) Goldsboro District Super FAX: (919) 734-2677 

*P0 Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533-1516 (O) (919) 734-5324 

617 Handley Acres Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-1703 (H) (919) 734-0843 

Lee, Samuel Sunghwan [Samuel] (Bok Youb Lee) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*18600 E.Colima Rd., H-105, Rowland Heights. CA 91748 (H) (818) 964-6677 

Leeland, Paul L. [Paul] (Janet) {FE} Email: leeland@interpath.com 

(SA) Saint Luke - 11341 FAX: (919) 774-3022 

*2916 Wicker Street Ext, Sanford, NC 27330-7655 (O) (919) 776-2012 

521 N Currie Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-9349 (H) (919) 775-3288 

Leonhard, Richard [Richard] (Carole) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*3183 S Jackson Blvd, Uniontown. OH 44685-9734 (H) (330) 699-5154 

Levin, Dennis P. [Dennis] (Peggy) {FE} Email: ncidrc@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Ayden - 06021 FAX: (919) 746-8504 

*P0 Box 335, Ayden, NC 28513-0335 (O) (919) 746-6524 

PO Box 305, Ayden, NC 28513-0305 (H) (919) 746-3852 



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Lewis, Henry B. [Henry] (Sara) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*1501 Ashburton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-2510 (H) (919) 851-3129 

Lewis, Jerry D. [Jerry] (Debby) {FE} Email; jerryl57@msn.com 

(NB) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Air Force FAX: (334) 953-3309 

USAF Ch,Serv.CPO/HC,155 N. Twining St,Maxwell AFB,AL 36112 (O) (334) 953-7705 

M08 Redbud Rd., Millbrook, AL 36054-1621 (H) (334) 285-4043 

Lewis, Richard F. [Dick] (Jo Ann) {AM} 
(RM) Disability Leave 

*P0 Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325-0323 (H) (919) 658-3098 

Lewis, Wallace B. [Wallace] (Loretta) {AM} 
(GO) Bethel (Wayne Co.) - 05031 

(O) (919) 778-3502 

*295 La Grange Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-8571 (H) (919) 778-3502 

Lile, Rebecca [Rebecca] (David) {DM} 
(RA) Diaconal Minister - Leave Of Absence 

*271 S. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-9730 (H) (919) 688-5815 

Lilliston, Elaine [Elaine] (Andy) {FD} 
(RM) Englewood - Deacon - 10281 

*P0 Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0116 (O) (919) 443-2926 

4000 Gloucester Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1113 (H) (919) 443-9979 

Lindblade, Jr., Eric N. [Eric] (Susan) {FE} Email: elindblade@aol.com 

(FA) Stedman: Cokesbury - 04471 

*P0 Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391-0280 (O) (910) 483-5056 

PO Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391-0280 (H) (910) 485-4349 

Lindblade, Susan Clayton [Susan] (Eric) {FE} Email: elindblade@aol.com 

(FA) Saint Matthews - 04251 

*202 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304-3151 (O) (910) 425-0401 

PO Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391-0280 (H) (910) 485-4349 

Lister, Joe D. [Joe] (Judy) {RM} Email: jlister@netpath.net 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*129 Overland Dr, Mebane, NC 27302-3303 (H) (919) 563-5554 

Little, Brooks Bivens [Brooks] (Reviline) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*290 Liberty Dr, Waynesvllle, NC 28786-8917 (O) (704) 456-6650 

5424 Lance Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909-1851 (H) (423) 588-2496 

Little, Milton E. [Milton] (Velva) {LP} 
(FA) Tabor - 04481 

*3531 Godwin Cir, E Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9131 (H) (910) 483-5099 

Little, Stephen N. [Steve] (Mane) {FE} 
(GO) New Hope -05151 

*200 E New Hope Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7642 (O) (919) 778-1124 

102 Lewis Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7632 (H) (919) 778-3801 

Litzenberger, Charles M. [Charlie] (Annette) {FE} 

(BU) Burlington Circuit - 01030 FAX: (910) 584-8646 

*1421 Bethel Methodist Ch. Rd., Burlington. NC 27217-8014 .... (H) (910) 584-8646 
Lloyd, Jr., Frank I. [Frank] (Dottie) {FE} 
(GO) Wallace -05401 

*301 S College St, Wallace, NC 28466-1425 (O) (910) 285-2857 

207 S Duplin St, Wallace, NC 28466-1433 (H) (910) 285-3350 

Locklear, Bill James [Bill] (Delia) {FE} 

(RO) Prospect - 09381 FAX: (910) 521-2168 

*Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (O) (910) 521-2111 

Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (H) (910) 521-9360 

Locklear, George Lloyd [George] (Sharon) {LP} 
(RO) Ashpole Center -09011 

(O) (910) 738-4866 

*Rr 1 Box 338A, Pembroke, NC 28372-9743 (H) (910) 521-4429 



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Locklear, Jr., Joel Garth [Joel] (Ruth) {SP} 
(RO) Branch Street - 09231 

P O Box 605, Lumberton, NC 28359 (O) (910) 738-6638 

*504 E Gertrude St, Fairmont, NC 28340-2121 (H) (910) 628-8636 

Locklear, Jr., John L. [John L.] (Earnestine) {LP} 
(RO) New Philadelphus - 09311 

(O) (910) 671-8505 

*630 Hammonds Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358-8811 (H) (910) 738-2663 

Locklear, Marshall M. [Marshall] (Lucille) {LP} 
(RO) West Robeson - 09571 

(O) (910) 521-3835 

*P0 Box 1357, Pembroke, NC 28372-1357 (H) (910) 521-0544 

Loftis, Thomas E. [Tom] (Cornelia) {FE} Email: teloftis@juno.com 

(RM) Rocky Mt.District Super FAX: (919) 443-3620 

*3621 Sheffield Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1235 (H) (919) 443-5540 

Logston, Linda [Linda] {FD} 

(GR) Jarvis Mem.- Deacon - 06121 FAX: (919) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (919) 752-3101 

1996 Hyde Dr Apt C, Greenville, NC 27858-7915 (H) (919) 355-3750 

Looney, Patrick [Patrick] {LP} Email: pjlooney@aol.com 

(RA) Millbrook - Associate - 08421 FAX: (919) 876-9373 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-4910 (O) (919) 876-0865 

924 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1406 (H) (919) 828-8847 

Lopez, Hugo L. [Hugo] (Hilda) {ROE} 
(Wl) Herrings Chapel - 12511 

M36 Day Lilly Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405-2526 (H) (910) 799-1987 

Lovelace, Henry N. [Henry] (Ann) {FE} 

(RA) Apex - 08011 FAX: (919) 362-8851 

100 S Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502-1910 (O) (919) 362-7807 

*P0 Box 723, Apex, NC 27502-0723 (H) (919) 362-9241 

Lovell, Jackie Allen [Allen] (Fran) {PM} Email: alovell44@aol.com 

(EC) Ocracoke - 03271 

PO Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0278 (O) (919) 928-6219 

*P0 Box 420, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0420 (H) (919) 928-4211 

Lowdermilk, William P. [Bill] {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister FAX: (910) 295-2379 

(O) (910) 295-2294 

*200 Blake Blvd # 203-E, Pinehurst, NC 28374-8497 (H) (910) 295-5671 

Lowe, Lloyd James [Jim] (Mary) {OE} Email: jlowe@duplinnet.com 

(GO) Faison - 05081 

*P0 Box 417, Faison, NC 28341-0417 (O) (910) 267-1668 

PO Box 340, Faison, NC 28341-0340 (H) (910) 267-2861 

Lowry, Jr., Herbert [Herbert] (Connie) {SP} 

(DU) Longhurst - 02501 FAX: (910) 599-6812 

295 Providence Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4260 (O) (910) 599-6812 

*291 Providence Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4260 (H) (910) 597-4306 

Lowry, Jerry [Jerry] (Doreen) {FE} 
(Wl) Seaside - 12241 

*1300 Seaside Rd SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-6143 (O) (910) 579-5753 

(H) (910) 579-0870 

Loy, James C. [J. C] (Agnes) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 8, Alamance, NC 27201-0008 (H) (910) 570-2542 

Loy, Samuel W. [Sam] (Wanda) {FE} 
(GR) Grifton - 06141 

PO Box 416, Grifton, NC 28530-0416 (O) (919) 524-5422 

*P0 Box 1145, Grifton, NC 28530-1145 (H) (919) 524-5382 



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*P0 Box 90972, Durham, NC 27708-0972 . . ' ' ' (O^ /919) eso 34„ 

3011 Bexlev Dr. Dt. rham. NC 27707-9843 ....:: H 9 I M^oleS 

Lucas, Carolyn [Carolyn] {OF} '"' '^^^> 419-1663 

(DU) Lakewood -02211 

2317 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707 . . iq) /91m 400 Roy, 

2211 Elmwood Av e.. Durham. NC ?7707 ...:.••;• S | ^ t^'llH 

Lugar, Lawrence E. [Lawrence] (Jean) {RM} '^ ' ^' ^"^"^^^^ 

(FA) Retired Minister ^ 

*334 Grape Arbor Dr. E Favett evlle. NC 28301-7203 (H) (910) 485-8541 

Lupton, James G. [Jim] (Virginia S.) (RM) ^ ' ' ' ^^ 

(GR) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 188. Simpson. NC 27879-0188 . . (Hi (91 m 758^^14 

Lupton, Jr., John Clifton [Jo hnny] (Bernice) {FL} ' ' ' ' 758-4314 
(GR) Rainbow - 06281 

*Rt. 4, Box 48, Snow Hill. NC 28580-9302 (H) (91 9i 747 2668 

Lyklns, Mark E. [Mark] Patricia J.) {FE} '"^ ^^^^' ^^^'^668 

(SA) Candor - 11071 

*203 S Main St, Candor, NC 27229-8007 (O) (910i 974-44';4 

P O Box 456, Candor. NC 27229-0456 g \l\?l UtTsot 

Lykins, Patricia [Pat] (Mark E.) {FD} '"' '^^"' ^74-4504 

(SA) Southern Pines - Deacon - 11411 . . FAX- ^Qim mo i^ri^ 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3311 ' . (O^ (910) 692 3518 

PO Box 456. Can dor. NC 27229-0456 (H 910 974^Im 

Mackey, John M. [John] (Elizabeth K.) {RM} ^ ' ' ' 974-4504 

(FA) Retired Minister ^ 

*307 E. 5th St., Lumberton, NC 28358 . . /0\ /Qin\ 7-10 occo 

25 13 Colgate Dr, Favetteville. NC 28.^04-3708' . .' ' : 2 } l\nl lllfill 

MacLean, Robert A. [Robert] (Kathleen) {RM} \»} \^^0) ^B4^^2m 

(RO) Retired Minister ^ 

*3697-2 Raleigh Rd.. Henderson. NC 27536 (H) (91m 430 goiR 

Madison, Jr., J ohn Talton [Tal (Julie) {FE} '"^ '^^^' 430-8218 

(Wl) Lake Waccamaw - 12171 

*n9A?^ ^^^A ^^^^ Waccamaw, NC 28450 (O) (910) 646-4471 

204 Nancy St, Lake Waccamaw NC 28450-1936 . . . " " H 9 ttstsll 

Malloy, David O. [David] (Vevely) {FE} ' ' '^"' ^^^ ^^^^ 

(RO) New Hope - 09501 FAX: (910) 276-1242 

1. !^^^ Barnes Bridge Rd.'. Laurinh ura: NC 28352-9801 ' ." ." '. [ [ [ (S! ig ini 276-"9415 
Malloy, Jr., James Edward [James] {FE} innaiu; ^/b a4i5 

(RO) Rhyne Memorial - 09391 

* P0 Box 693,Red Springs." NC 28:^77:0693 ::::::: iSi {o in! 843-I75I 

*6101 Parker Croft Ct. Raleigh, NC 27609-8208 /H ) (919) 847-8871 

(^oTET-rMT' VJ^ffl t'f'J ^'^^ . K , ^^^"- bmangum(^laVeJunLluska^om 
*Pn Rn^ «^^ ^ "i f •?"-?.^'^ ^9®"^y ^°' Native American Min. FAX: (704) 452-2881 

PO Box 67, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0067 (O (704) 452-2881 

109 Jarvis St, Waynesville. NC 28786-4424 (H 704 452-2826 

Mann, Milton T. [Milton] (Gaye) {FE} \n} \rw) ^52-2826 

(GR) Washington: First - 06391 FAX- ^919^ q4R -^roa 

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Marsicano, Leslie Montfort [Leslie] (Micliael) {FE} Email: lemarsic@davidson.edu 
(DU) EXTMIN - Assistant Dean of Students, Davidson College FAX; (704) 892-2005 

PO Box 1719, Davidson, NC 28036-1719 (O) (704) 892-2225 

*1935 S Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-2141 (H) (704) 364-4642 

Martin, Jerry Dean [Jerry] (Maureen) {SP} 
(SA) Ether - 11141 

PO Box 156, Ether, NC 27247-0156 (O) (910) 428-4007 

*P0 Box 214, Ether, NC 27247-0214 (H) (910) 428-2272 

Martin, III, Sam Francis [Sam] (Amy) {FE} 
(RA) North Harrison Ave. - 08661 

*2421 John Thompson Rd, Graham, NC 27253 (H) (910) 376-9208 

Mason, Glenn E. [Glenn] (Elaine) {FE} 
(RA) Macedonia - 08071 

2904 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-9222 (O) (919) 851-1551 

*3508 Campbell Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606-4432 (H) (919) 851-4724 

Mason, Jr., Lemuel R. [Lem] (Delphia) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*25 Jackson Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201-8814 (H) (304) 472-3637 

Massey, Gerald R. [Gerald] (Dorothy) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr 

*P O Box 3202, Eureka, NC 27830 (H) (919) 242-4532 

Maultsby, III, J. Alexander [Alex] (Nancy L.) {FE} 
(Wl) Carolina Beach:St.Paul - 12221 

*P O Box 356, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-0356 (O) (910) 458-5310 

313 Wilson Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (H) (910) 458-8048 

May, Raegan V. [Raegan] (Lee) {FE} 

(BU) Christ - 01501 FAX: (919) 969-7876 

*100 Westqreen Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27516-9180 (O) (919) 969-8820 

Maynard, Randall Grey [Randy] (Cindy) {FE} 
(GR) Farmville - 06091 

*P0 Box 153, Farmville, NC 27828-0153 (O) (919) 753-4803 

204 Hillcrest Dr, Farmville, NC 27828-1204 (H) (919) 753-4774 

Mayo, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Judy) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1205 Ann St, Rockingham, NC 28379-3041 (H) (910) 997-4963 

McCarver, Clyde G. [Clyde] (Frances) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

PO Box 1021, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-1021 (O) (704) 456-9843 

*322 Oakdale Dr, Hartsville, SC 29550-8062 (H) (803) 332-9473 

McCranie, Glenn H. [Glenn] {OE} 
(EC) Currituck - 03080 

(O) (919) 453-3559 

P O Box 648, Grandv, NC 27939 (H) (919) 453-6046 

McDonald, Walter N. [Walter] (Joyce) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*305 Sunset Ave, Louisburg, NC 27549-2433 (H) (919) 496-3757 

McDougald, Arletha M. [Arletha] (George) {LP} 
(RO) Fairmont:Pleasant Grove - 09561 

*P0 Box 731, Red Springs. NC 28377-0731 (H) (910) 843-8782 

McDougald, Jr., George [George] (Arletha) (OE} 

(RO) Cool Spring - 09581 FAX: (910) 843-8782 

16301 Scotch Grove Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 277-8392 

PO Box 731, Red Springs. NC 28377-0731 (H) (910) 843-8782 

McElroy, Steven W. [Steve] (Lori) {FE} 

(SA) Pinehurst - 11491 FAX: (910) 215-0799 

*P0 Box 4504, Pinehurst, NC 28374-4504 (O) (910) 215-4559 

123 Pinesaqe Dr, West End, NC 27376-9775 (H) (910) 295-6447 



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McGarvey, Gregory L. [Gregg] (Nanci) {PM} 
(RM) Hornes-Sims -10130/Gold Valley - 10191 

(O) (919) 237-4616 

*165 W. Homes Church Rd., Wilson. NC 27893 (H) (919) 243-3658 

McKee, Robert F. [Robert] {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*221 Emerald Way, Spartanburg, SC 29302-4600 (H) (864) 582-0012 

McKenzie, Charles E. [Charles] (Judy) {FE} 
(EC) City Road -03111 

PO Box 535, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27907-0535 (O) (919) 335-2658 

*509 N Road St, Elizabeth Ctv, NC 27909-4065 (H) (919) 335-1340 

McKenzie, Jr., G. Robert [Bob] (Frances) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*2704 Edqewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-4796 (H) (910) 584-1733 

McKita, Carleton P. [Carleton] (Margaret) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 443-8860 

Curtis Ellis Dr., Hospice, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 443-8124 

*3508 Hawthorne Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3809 (H) (919) 937-4364 

McLamb, Howard M. [Howard] (Azile) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*1520 Sprinqmoor Cir, Raleigh, NC 27615-5704 (H) (919) 848-7520 

McLaurin, Horace L. [Horace] (Wanda) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*205 Trolley Ct. New Bern, NC 28560-5453 (H) (919) 635-2948 

McLean, James H. [James] (Betty) {AM} Email: jhmclean@nternet.net 

(NB) Midway-Bethlehem - 07260 

*P0 Box 48, Stella, NC 28582-0048 (O) (919) 393-2698 

139 Weth'rnqtn Landing Rd. Stella, NC 28582 (H) (919) 393-2698 

McLendon, James Earl [Earl] (Marie) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*Rr 23 Box 498, E Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9120 (H) (910) 483-9967 

McLeod, Walter E. [Walter] (Delores) {FE} 
(RA) Wilson Temple - 08531 

*1023 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 828-9989 

1021 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh. NC 27605-1198 (H) (919) 828-1244 

McMillan, Jr., Samuel Duncan [Sam] (Fran) {FE} 

(Wl) Wesley Memorial - 12441 FAX: (910) 791-2329 

*1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-5104 (O) (910) 791-4092 

3325 Amber Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409-2550 (H) (910) 791-5071 

McMillan, III, Samuel D. [Mack] (Paige) {FE} Email: mackpaige@ecsu.campus.mci.net 
(EC) Riverside -03131 

*P0 Box 1693, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27906-1693 (O) (919) 335-4549 

1103 W Williams Cir. Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-6129 (H) (919) 338-6262 

McQuade, J. Stanley [Stanley](Frances){FE} Email: mcquade@webster.campbell.edu 

(RA) EXTMIN - Methodist Chap., Campbell University FAX: (910) 893-1807 

PO Box 158, Buies Creek, NC 27506-0158 (O) (919) 893-1771 

*512 Wallace Ln, Lillinqton. NC 27546-9775 (H) (910) 893-2758 

McQueen, Randall S. [Randy] (Jacky) {SP} Email: mcqueen1@juno.com 

(SA) Chatham-Cedar Grove - 11110 

103 Woodberry Frst, Pittsboro. NC 27312-6041 (H) (919) 542-3006 

Meacham, B. Frank [Frank] (Mildred) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*Rt. 6. Box 213, Bedford, PA 15522 (H) (814) 356-3794 

Meadows, Dan E. [Dan] (Sarah) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*11238 NC 581 S., Bailey. NC 27807-9501 (H) (919) 235-4835 



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Megill, George C. [George] (June) {RM} 
(RA) Leah's Chapel-Shiloh - 08230 

*517 Grove Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-1607 (H) (919) 859-2167 

Melvin, Jr., B. Fallon [Fallon] (Betty) {FUD} 
(SA) Mt. Pleasant - 11481 

269 Manns Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7016 (O) (919) 929-8845 

*536 Starburst Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603-9107 (H) (919) 662-0538 

Melvin, Benjamin R. [Benny] (Grace) {FE} 
(SA) Pittsboro: First - 11281 

PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0716 (O) (919) 542-2330 

*P0 Box 716, Pittsboro. NC 27312-0716 (H) (919) 542-4525 

Mentzer, James G. [Jim] (Jo Ann) {LP} 
(SA) Cumnock-Hickory Mtn. -11130 

*19 S Lakeshore Dr, Whispering Pines, NC 28327-9303 (H) (910) 949-2349 

Mercer, Charles H. [Charles] (Florrie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 603, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0603 (H) (704) 456-8028 

Merchant, Michele R. [Michele] (Steve) {FE} Email; merchant@silcom.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - CPE, St. John's Regional Medical Center .... FAX: (805) 981-4439 
*1600 N.Rose Ave.,St.John's Reg.Med.Ctr., Oxnard, CA 93030 . (O) (805) 988-2728 

1795 Cravens Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3066 (H) (805) 684-2256 

Metcalf, Ellen H. [Ellen] {FE} 
(GO) Leave of Absence 

(O) (919) 286-3399 

*P.O. Box 3296, Durham, NC 27715 (H) (919) 286-1947 

Methvin, Rayford H. [Rayford] (Pauline) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

(O) (910) 575-2814 

*P0 Box 4609. Calabash, NC 28467-9820 (H) (910) 575-2046 

Meyer, Kris R. [Kris] (Carol) {SP} Email: krm@acpub.duke.edu 

(GO) Micro-Fellowship - 05280 

*5031 Princeton Kenly Rd, Kenly, NC 27542-9569 (H) (919) 284-4530 

Midgett, III, Peleg D. [P.D.] (Carol (Cookie)) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*1002 Bussells Turn, Southport, NC 28461-2699 (H) (910) 457-5556 

Mlllan, Hector [Hector] (Rafaela) {OF} 
(SA) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Min. - 11120 

123 E. Chestnut St., Siler City, NC 27344 (O) (919) 663-0011 

M06 Dowd St, Siler City, NC 27344-4027 (H) (919) 663-3425 

Miller, Jr., James H. [Jimmy] (Susan) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*3734 Hwv 258 S., Kinston, NC 28504-9224 (H) (919) 527-1606 

Miller, Keith A. [Keith] (Lynne) {OE} 
(NB) Harkers Island -07121 

(O) (919) 728-7015 

*P Box 307, Harkers Island, NC 28531-0307 (H) (919) 728-4368 

Miller, Lon William [Lon] (Marilyn) {FE} Email: skypilot@nternet.net 

(NB) Maysville - 07221 

(O) (910) 743-3691 

*P0 Box 598. Maysville, NC 28555-0598 (H) (910) 743-5011 

Miller, Theodore Ralph [T. R] (Marcia) {FL} 
(GO) Salem -05211 

(O) (919) 735-9210 

*2706 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-7914 (H) (919) 735-1318 

Milton, Stuart M. [Stuart] (Teresa) {FE} 
(RA) Disciple - 08631 

*1939 High House Rd Suite 112, Cary, NC 27513-8452 (O) (919) 363-5700 

119 Mint Hill Dr, Apex, NC 27502-6103 (H) (919) 303-1313 



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Minnick, Gregory Carlton [Gregory] {AM} Email: minnickg@3rddoor.com 

(RA) Macon - 08250 

*P O Box 10, Macon, NC 27551-0010 (H) (919) 257-4744 

Minnick, Jonathan Allen [Jay] (Allana) {FE} Email: jamahm@aol.com 

(RA) Pleasant Grove - 08451 

4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-3132 (O) (919) 787-7763 

*6401 Pleasant Pines Dr. Raleigh, NC 27613-1917 (H) (919) 783-8524 

Mitchell, Charles Maness [Maness] (Vivian) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*622 Wimbleton Dr. Raleigh, NC 27609-4350 (H) (919) 787-3311 

Mitchell, Jerry Elmore [Jerry] (Diane) {LP} 
(GO) Friendship-Unity -05110 

(O) (919) 735-8012 

*163 Sutton Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-9108 (H) (919) 778-1887 

Mitchell, John D. [John] (Helen) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*120 Ebenezer Church Rd, Goldsboro. NC 27530-9467 (H) (919) 734-4440 

Mitchell, Jr., William K. [Bill] (Carolee J.) {FE} 
(SA) Center - 11101 

*2319 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-7559 (O) (919) 775-5748 

2321 S Plank Rd. Sanford. NC 27330-7559 (H) (919) 775-5300 

Moehring, David [David] (Myrna) {FE} 
(EC) South Camden - 03340 

(O) (919) 335-7565 

*118 S Hwy 343, Camden, NC 27921 (H) (919) 335-7500 

Mooney, Jr., Robert C. [Bob] (Nell) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*504 Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-6230 (H) (910) 229-0224 

Moore, Donna Susan [Susan] {FE} 
(Wl) Disability Leave 

*6757 David Moore Rd, Elon College. NC 27244-9538 (H) (910) 584-0034 

Moore, Robert F. [Bob] (Burnell) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1400 Redden St, Fairmont, NC 28340-1424 (H) (910) 628-7897 

Moore, Samuel S. [Sam] (Glenmore) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*206 Battleground Ave, New Bern, NC 28560-7004 (H) (919) 637-6631 

Moorman, Julian Pierce [Julian] (Douglas) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2225-8 Stonehenge Dr., Raleigh. NC 27615 (H) (919) 345-0632 

Morgan, Deborah [Deborah] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Couns.,Duke Cancer Patient Support Program 

Duke Cancer Pat. Sup. Prog., Durham, NC 27710 (O) (919) 684-8564 

*4315 Peachwav Dr. Durham, NC 27705-7301 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Morgan, Robert W. [Bob] (Seleta) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*2202 W. Nash St E, #C-1, Wilson, NC 27896-1780 (H) (919) 243-4761 

Morris, Alvin J. [Al] (Faye) {FE} 
(RO) Cordova - 09061 

PO Box 279, Cordova, NC 28330-0279 (O) (910) 997-5492 

*P0 Box 279. Cordova. NC 28330-0279 (H) (910) 895-4836 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman [Brigitte] (Graham) {DM} 
(DU) Diaconal Minister - 02441 

P O Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-4091 

*607 Sunset Ave, Oxford. NC 27565-2841 . (H) (919) 690-8670 

Morris, Homer E. [Homer] (Debra) {FE} 

(FA) Clinton:First - 04031 FAX: (910) 592-8836 

*P0 Box 800, Clinton, NC 28329-0800 (O) (910) 592-2035 

407 Pineview Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-2126 (H) (910) 592-2710 



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Morrison, Charles K. [Charles] (Carolyn) {FE} 

(DU) Epworth - 02181 FAX: (919) 490-2952 

*3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham. NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

5824 Woodberrv Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5339 (H) (919) 493-3019 

Morrison, J. Edward [Ed] (Norma) {FE} 
(SA) Southern Pines - 11411 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3311 (O) (910) 692-3518 

100 Clematis Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3308 (H) (910) 692-3461 

Morrow, Jr., Floyd R. [Floyd] (Barbara) (FE) 
(BU) New Hope-Purley - 01360 

*4385 Blanch Rd, Blanch, NC 27212-9653 (H) (910) 694-4020 

Morton, Dean Healy [Dean] (Alice) (LP) 
(Wl) KellyTrinity - 12281 

*3425 Chalmers Dr, Wilmington. NC 28409-6909 (H) (910) 791-6484 

Morton, III, Elva L. [Bud] (Donna) {LP} 
(NB) Verona -07451 

*551 Island Creek Rd, Pollocksville, NC 28573-9451 (H) (919) 224-3401 

Moseley, Charles K. [Charles] (Peggy) {FE} Email: chmose@mail.gld.com 

(GO) St. Luke - 05191 FAX: (919) 734-7474 

*1608 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6136 (O) (919) 734-7714 

1605 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6135 (H) (919) 734-5019 

Moser, R. E. Lee [Lee] (Kurlee) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*1741 Belmont Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-8699 (H) (910) 228-0756 

Moser, Rachel Tucker [Rachel] (Rick) {FE} Email: rtmoser@aol.com 

(BU) Saxapahaw - 01431 

PO Box 268, Saxapahaw, NC 27340-0268 (O) (910) 376-3630 

*4150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9107 ... (H) (910) 376-3504 
Moser, Rick A. [Rick] (Rachel) {FE} Email: mthch@netpath.net 

(BU) Mount Hermon - 01351 

4178 Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 376-3119 

*4150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9107 ... (H) (910) 376-3504 
Motley, Joseph A. [Joe] (Emily) {FE} Email: motley2@bmd.clis.com 

(NB) Franklin Memorial - 07241 FAX: (919) 726-6010 

PO Box 235, Morehead City, NC 28557-0235 (O) (919) 726-6010 

*601 Colonial Ave, Morehead City, NC 28557-6203 (H) (919) 726-4053 

Mull, Jr., Curtis M. [Curtis] (Sandra) {FL} 
(FA) Marvin - 04381 

*Rt. 7, Box 267, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 484-8706 

Mullen, Roderic L. [Rod] {FE} 
(BU) Haw River - 01271 

*P O Box 460, Haw River, NC 27258-0460 (O) (910) 578-0611 

(H) (910) 578-1149 

Murphy, Jr., James Glen [Jim] (Debra) {PM} 
(GO) Brownings-Smith - 05050 

*6490 Mount Olive Hm, Mount Olive, NC 28365-7932 (H) (910) 594-1445 

Murphy, Jr., Miles [Miles] (Ruth) {FE} 

(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, VA Medical Center 

Bldg.69, VA Medical Ctr., Hampton, VA 23667 (O) (757) 722-9961 

*16 Fort Worth St, Hampton, VA 23669-1108 (H) (757) 851-6334 

Murray, Eric Octavius [Eric] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*6304 Diamond Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610-8556 (H) (919) 773-9469 

Musser, Benjamin Franklin [Ben] (Hattie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 26, Elm City, NC 27822-0026 (H) (919) 236-7966 

Myers, Charles Donald [Charles] (Joyce) {FE} 

(RM) Littleton - 10141 

*P O Box 26. Littleton. NC 27850 (H) (919) 586-3985 



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Nagel, Donald C. [Don] {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Medical Dir., Alcohol Rehab. Ctr., Black Mtn. 

301 Tabernacle Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711-2537 (O) (704) 669-3424 

*101 Alpine Way, Ashevllle, NC 28805-1519 (H) (704) 298-7024 

Namkoong, Won Seok [Won] (Mee Young) {PM} 
(GO) Selma:Edgerton - 05061 

PO Box 487, Selma, NC 27576-0487 (O) (919) 965-3761 

*104 S Sumner St. Selma, NC 27576-2712 (H) (919) 965-2054 

Namkung, Kong Suk [Kong] (Kum) {FE} 
(RO) Sandy Plains - 09531 

PO Box 2255, Pembroke, NC 28372-2255 (O) (910) 521-8600 

*P0 Box 3337, Pembroke, NC 28372-3337 (H) (910) 521-7177 

Nanney, R. Keith [Keith] (Sandra) {FE} 
(RA) Hollands -08191 

9433 Ten Ten Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-8423 (O) (919) 772-5294 

*4701 Holland Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-9726 (H) (919) 779-0958 

Neal, Jeanne Ross [Jeanne] (Richard) {SP} 
(BU) Concord -01181 

*4462 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 376-9719 

4504 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd.. Graham, NC 27253 
Nelms, Benjamin Earl [Ben] (Janet) {PM} 
(GO) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

*604 Smallwood Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4025 (H) (919) 443-1950 

Nelson, Michael Norwood [Mike] (Sheryl) {FL} 
(NB) Core Cr.-Tuttles Gr. - 07100 

*124 Hardesty Loop Rd, Newport. NC 28570-6036 (O) (919) 728-1403 

Newman, Thomas Willard [Tom] {PM} 
(GO) La Grange - 05261 

*213 S Caswell St, La Grange, NC 28551-1709 (O) (919) 566-3148 

206 Lake Pines Dr, La Grange, NC 28551-2016 (H) (919) 566-3862 

Nichols, Thomas M. [Tim] (Beth) {LP} 
(NB) Pamlico Coop. Par.- Assoc. - 07340 

*1707-A Hwy 17 N, New Bern, NC 28560 (H) (919) 637-6578 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen [Sue Ellen] {DM} 

(RA) Diaconal Minister - Assoc. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

*1924 Hillock Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-3903 (H) (919) 782-5649 

Nicks, Robert L. [Robert] (Lou) {RM} Email; rlnicks@aol.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 997, Penney Farms, FL 32079-0997 (H) (904) 529-9664 

Noble, II, J. Crispin [Oris] (Gayle) {PM} 
(GR) Hookerton -06181 

(O) (919) 747-2100 

*P0 Box 10, Hookerton, NC 28538-0010 (H) (919) 747-5548 

Norton, Mary Jane P. [Mary Jane] (David) {FD} Email: mnorton@gbod.org 

(BU) EXTMIN - Deacon - Dir., Family Ministries.GBOD FAX: (615) 340-1722 

PO Box 840, Nashville, TN 37202-0840 (O) (615) 340-7170 

*1109 Shiloh Dr, Nashville, TN 37205-1122 (H) (615) 352-2156 

Noy, Carol [Carol] {SP} 

(DU) ButnerCommunity - 02061 

*507 W E St. Butner, NC 27509-1939 (H) (919) 575-4303 

O'Briant, Clarence Edgar [Clarence] (Ruth) {RM} 
(GR) Jerusalem - 06221 

*P0 Box 375, Hookerton. NC 28538-0375 (H) (919) 747-4164 

O'Connor, Tacoma F. [Tacoma] (Francis) {DM} 
(DU) Retired Diaconal Min. 

107 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703-3053 (O) (919) 596-7210 

*1432 Kirkwood Dr. Durham, NC 27705-2138 (H) (919) 477-0990 



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O'Hara, James W. [James] {OF} 
(GO) Institute-Hickory Gr. - 05220 

3075 Byrd Rd.. La Grange, NC 28551 (H) (919) 566-3944 

O'Keef, Robert D. [Bob] (Phyllis) {FE} 
(DU) Mt. Sylvan - 02231 

*5731 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1427 (O) (919) 471-0032 

313 Andover Rd, Durham, NC 27712-3401 (H) (919) 477-4362 

O'Neal, Jr., James Ross [Ross] (Julie) {SP} Email: jroneal@vance.net 

(RA) Vance Charge - 08560 

*929 Spring Valley Rd., Henderson. NC 27536-9563 (H) (919) 438-3138 

Odom, Joyce Darnell [Joyce] {FE} 
(GO) Trinity (Lenoir Co.) - 05381 

(O) (919) 522-1686 

*2626 Paul's Path Road, Kinston, NC 28504-8669 (H) (919) 522-1686 

Offutt, Alma W. [Alma] {DM} 
(GR) Retired Diaconal Minister 

*P0 Box 1143, Kinston, NC 28503-1143 (H) (919) 523-3562 

Old, Marshall R. [Marshall] (Carol) {FE} 

(RA) Raleigh:Asbury - 08311 FAX: (919) 847-9605 

*6612 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 847-2818 

3004 Winberrv St., Raleigh, NC 27612 (H) (919) 782-4540 

Oldham, Kirk B. [Kirk] (Anita) {FE} Email: koldham@ncwc.edu 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chaplain, NC Wesleyan College 

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8677 (O) (919) 985-5181 

*1309 Drivers Cir, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9617 (H) (919) 446-2900 

Olinger, Guy L. [Guy] (Joyce) {LP} Email: golinger@intercenter.net 

(RA) Genesis - Associate - 08061 

(O) (919) 467-2128 

*2628 US 64 W, Apex, NC 27502 (H) (919) 362-9461 

Olive, John G. [John] (Lula Mae) {RAM} 
(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*Rr 1 Box 30, Unicoi, TN 37692-9707 (H) (423) 735-0917 

Oliver, James R. [Jim] (Judy) {FE} 
(NB) Northwoods - 07181 

*1528 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5216 (O) (910) 346-9726 

113 Mcrae Ct, Jacksonville, NC 28546-5810 (H) (910) 347-1338 

Ormond, Jr., John Kern [John] (Evelyn) {FE} 

(Wl) Rocky Point - 12211 - /ABLC - Counselor, Parkside Clinic, Wilmington 

*2901 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403-1221 (O) (910) 792-9066 

4021 E Bishop Ct, Wilmington, NC 28412-7434 (H) (910) 313-0701 

Ormond, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Joyce) {LP} 
(GR) Bell Arthur - 06050 

*803 W 4th St, Avden, NC 28513-2005 (H) (919) 746-4642 

Osborn, Robert T. [Bob] (Dorothy) {RM} Email: rosborn@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Retired Minister 

50 Green Mill Lane, Durham, NC 27707-4655 (O) (919) 489-2756 

*P0 Box 372, Shaw Island, WA 98286-0372 (H) (360) 468-3332 

Osteen, Jr., E. Powell [Powell] (Mary Lynne) {FE} Email: osteen@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Garber - 07301 FAX: (919) 637-7853 

M201 Country Club Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7617 (O) (919) 637-4022 

4510 Tenella Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7644 (H) (919) 637-5961 

Oulton, Jo-Ann M. [Jo-Ann] {FE} 
(RO) Trinity - 09401 

*P0 Box 48, Red Springs, NC 28377-0048 (O) (910) 843-4011 

400 E 3rd Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377-1435 (H) (910) 843-4019 

Owen, Travis W. [Travis] (Margaret) {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister 

*500 Eden Hills Rd, Siler City. NC 27344-1308 (H) (919) 663-3944 



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Owens, Charles B. [C.B.] (Beverly L.) {FE} 
(RA) Louisburg - 08241 

P O Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-3736 

M06 N. Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549-2334 (H) (919) 496-3479 

Owens, Charles E. [Charles] (Peggy) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*831 Chub Lake Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4818 (H) (910) 597-3916 

Oxendlne, Jr., Mllford [Milford] (Jeannie) {FE} 
(RA) Wesley Memorial - 0851 1 

*714 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2718 (O) (919) 828-4408 

3212 Julian Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1654 (H) (919) 981-8938 

Pace, James Herrlngton [Jim] (Carol) {FE} Email: pacejim@numen.elon.edu 

(BU) EXTMIN - Prof., Elon College 

2266 Campus Box, Elon College, NC 27244-2010 (O) (910) 584-2349 

*108 Timberlake Dr, Elon College, NC 27244-9363 (H) (910) 584-5520 

Page, Jr., Jack Ward [Jack] (Karen O.) {FE} 
(SA) Love Joy-Macedonia -11210 

(O) (910) 576-4531 

*2656 Love Joy Rd., Troy, NC 27371 (H) (910) 572-1540 

Parker, Joseph C. [Joseph] (Eunice) {RM} 
(NB) Belgrade-Tabernacle - 07060 

2953 Belgrade-Swansboro Rd., Maysville, NC 28555 (O) (910) 743-3041 

*390 Beamon Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-9371 (H) (919) 637-9513 

Parker, Joyce-Lenore [Joyelle] (Dan Root) {FE} Email: umprchrldy@aol.com 

(RM) Family Leave 

*3702 Trace Dr, Wilson, NC 27893-8347 (H) (919) 234-7022 

Parker, Susan Martin [Susan] (Gerald) {DM} Email: parkergs@mindspring.com 

(DU) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 490-2952 

*3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

3904 Sunningdale Way, Durham, NC 27707-5685 (H) (919) 403-8043 

Parnell, Evander [Evander] (Lillie) {RAM} 
(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*P0 Box 1546, Lumberton, NC 28359-1546 (H) (910) 739-9385 

Parrish, Carrie W. [Carrie] (Alonzo) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-1290 

*Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311 . . (O) (910) 630-7157 

719 Blawell St. Stedman, NC 28391-9731 (H) (910) 483-3860 

Partin, Duane Richard [Duane] (Heidi) {PM} 
(SA) Piney Gr.-Hickory Gr. - 11270 

(O) (919) 663-2242 

*2160 Ed Clapp Rd, Siler City, NC 27344-5484 (H) (919) 742-3557 

Parvin, J. B. [J. B.] (Velma (Boots)) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

#3 Old Fort Shores, Washington, NC 27889 (O) (919) 975-6105 

*108 Hillcrest Dr. Washington, NC 27889-3339 (H) (919) 946-1743 

Paschal, John S. [John] (Linda) {FE} 

(GO) Saint Paul - 05201 FAX: (919) 734-2968 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4813 (O) (919) 734-2965 

119 Overbrook Rd, Goldsboro. NC 27534-4309 (H) (919) 734-4050 

Pasquarello, Michael [Mike] (Robin) {FE} 
(DU) Bethany - 02121 

*2809 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2630 (O) (919) 477-6659 

1712 Kirkwood Dr. Durham. NC 27705-2144 (H) (919) 471-1084 

Pate, Robert Bruce [Bruce] (Jean) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 1145, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-1145 (O) (704) 456-9296 

20 Gunter Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (704) 456-9296 



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Patrick, Larry Glynn [Larry] (Betty) {FE} 
(BU) Bethel -01021 

6364 Snow Camp Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9161 (O) (910) 376-9798 

*6040 Snow Camp Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9158 (H) (910) 376-6237 

Patten, Brooks [Brooks] (Ginny) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*POBox 601, 114 Wilcox Dr., Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0601 .... (H) (704) 456-3064 

Patten, George Ronald [Ron] (Judith W.) {FE} Email: grpatton@person.net 

(DU) Allensville-Trinity - 02010 

*80 Dirqie Mine Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-9238 (H) (910) 599-2820 

Paxton, Roger Davidson [Roger] {FE} Email: rdpaxton@duplinnet.com 

(GO) Kenansville Parish - 05240 

*P O Box 67, Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (O) (910) 298-2385 

402 Franklin St., Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (H) (910) 296-0416 

Payne, Argel H. [Argel] (Leta) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2020 Ramsqate St, Raleigh, NC 27603-2635 (H) (919) 821-2509 

Pearce, Harvey Worth [Worth] (Betty) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*735 5th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5111 (H) (704) 326-9760 

Pearsall, John 8. [John] (Mary) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*405 Long Leaf Acres Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405-4015 (H) (910) 799-9864 

Pearsall, William Hill [William] (Lib) {LP} 
(Wl) Maco: Shiloh - 12491 

*7116 Channel I SW, Ocean Is! Bch, NC 28469-5401 (O) (910) 579-1554 

(H) (910) 579-1554 

Pearson, James D. [Jim] (June) {RM} 
(RO) Trinity-Zion -09470 

*123 Zion Church Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7049 (H) (910) 895-3297 

Peele, Jr., Luther M. [Billy] (Myra) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*475 Tate Lake Dr. BSL Southport, NC 28461-9746 (H) (910) 845-3131 

Pennington, Philip Todd [Philip] (Sunnie) {FL} Email: ptp@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Grace - 02481 

(O) (910) 599-8183 

*313 Church Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573-5620 (H) (910) 599-5183 

Perry, Brian D. [Brian] {AM} 
(RO) Laurel Hill -09161 

*P0 Box 217, Laurel Hill, NC 28351-0217 (H) (910) 462-2221 

Peterson, Francis Gerald [Gerald] (Lou Anne) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Family Preservation Services, MHC FAX: (919) 821-5218 

PO Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605-0917 (O) (919) 828-0345 

*730 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513-4609 (H) (919) 319-7240 

Petteway, Warren B. [Warren] (Harriett) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2709 Wvcliff Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 782-2951 

Phillips, III, G. Paul [Paul] (Cynthia) {FE} 
(BU) Graham:First - 01261 

*303 N Main St., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 226-4343 

115 Albright Ave., Graham, NC 27253-2301 (H) (910) 227-8222 

Phillips, James Donald [Don] (Bettie) {FE} 
(DU) Henderson: First - 02351 

*114 Church St, Henderson, NC 27536-4227 (O) (919) 438-8791 

371 Hillcrest Dr, Henderson, NC 27536-3848 (H) (919) 438-4162 

Phillips, Lee A. [Lee] (Ruby) {RM} 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*572 Midway Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-3518 (H) (910) 895-3841 



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Phillips, Robert Gary [Gary] (Gail Crider) {LP} Email: 73631.113@compuserve.com 

(SA) Chatham-.Mt.Zion - 11110 FAX: (919) 929-2839 

116 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308 (O) (919) 929-5658 

*5334 Castle Rock Farm Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9679 (H) (919) 742-5883 

Pickett, Harold T. [Harold] (Caroline) {RM} Email: picketts@nsl.eastlink.net 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 508, Trenton, NC 28585-0508 (H) (919) 448-1050 

Pierce Guider, Charlene H. [Charlene](Douglas){FE} Email: lighthouse@cconnect.net 

(NB) Trenton-Maple Grove - 07440 FAX: (919) 633-2705 

(O) (919) 448-7891 

*P0 Box 520, Trenton, NC 28585-0520 (H) (919) 448-7891 

Pinner, William Rickman [Rick] (Marie) {FE} 
(NB) Ann Street - 07041 

*P Drawer C, Beaufort, NC 28516-0490 (O) (919) 728-4279 

206 Sycamore Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516-1624 (H) (919) 728-3276 

Pitsch, Robert L. [Robert] (Helen) {ROE} 

(EC) Colington - 03061 

POBox 3425, 1949 Colington Rd., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ... (O) (919) 441-2661 

*908 Cedar Dr, Kill Devil HI, NC 27948-8015 (H) (919) 441-6195 

Pittard, III, Lee Roy [Lee] (Anita) {SP} 
(DU) Oxford: Salem - 02451 

4151 Salem Rd, Oxford, NC 27565-7515 (O) (919) 693-7179 

*302 Forest Rd, Oxford, NC 27565-3017 (H) (919) 603-7414 

Plowman, Charles H. [Chuck] (Sally) {PM} Email: chplowman@juno.com 

(RM) Rich Square-Woodland - 10240 

*Rt. 1, Box A-1-30, Rich Square, NC 27869 (O) (919) 539-4283 

1509 Clarksville Dr., Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (H) (919) 826-3621 

Plowman, Sally 8. [Sally] (Chuck) {FE} Email: splowman@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Scotland Neck - 10321 

*P0 Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874-0401 (O) (919) 826-3318 

1509 Clarksville Dr, Scotland Neck, NC 27874-1342 (H) (919) 826-3621 

Plyler, Lorenzo Pierce [Joe] {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*570 Summer Breeze Ct, Alpharetta, GA 30202-3732 (H) (770) 521-0425 

Pollock, Charles L. [Charles] (Kimberly) {FE} 

(EC) Eliz.City:First - 03121 FAX: (919) 335-1535 

*P O Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (O) (910) 335-1771 

707 W. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4625 (H) (919) 335-7292 

Pollock, Kimberly G. [Kimberly] (Charles) {FE} 
(EC) Eliz.City: First - Associate - 03121 

*P O Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (O) (919) 335-1771 

707 W. Church St., Elizabeth City. NC 27909-4625 (H) (919) 335-7292 

Ponder, Jr., Reginald Wallace [Reggie] (Jane) {SP} 
(DU) Andrews Chapel - 02021 

6702 Leesville Rd, Durham, NC 27703-9152 (O) (919) 596-8249 

*6323 Leesville Rd, Durham. NC 27703-9095 (H) (919) 596-4525 

Ponder, Reginald W. [Reggie] (Carrie) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Pres./CEO, The UM Retirement Homesjnc. . . FAX: (919) 489-7342 

*P0 Box 52549, Durham, NC 27717-2549 (O) (919) 956-7016 

167 Montrose Dr, Durham, NC 27707-3929 (H) (919) 493-7083 

Poole, Bettye D. [Bettye] {PM} 
(RA) Leave of Absence 

(O) (919) 856-7710 

*5501 Fieldcross Ct, Raleigh, NC 27610-6520 (H) (919) 250-9337 

Pope, T. Arnold [Arnold] (Barbara) {RM} 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*Rt 1 Box 123. Stedman. NC 28391 (H) (910) 323-9757 



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Porter, Ernest R. [Ernie] (Sara) {FE} Email: eporter@primeline.com 

(NB) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Cliurch Funding Associates, Inc. . . . FAX: (704) 452-1424 

*P0 Box 1268, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-1268 (O) (704) 452-3398 

525 Lakeview Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (704) 456-4982 

Ports, Jr., George W. [George] (Jamie) (RM) 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*210 S 3rd St, Mebane, NC 27302-2616 (H) (919) 563-5833 

Potter, Jr., Benjamin F. [Ben] (Nancy) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Chief Psycho., Psy.Dept., Gaston Mem.Hosp. 

PO Box 1747, Gastonia, NC 28053-1747 (O) (704) 834-2000 

*3316 Deerwood Dr, Gastonia, NC 28054-1931 (H) (704) 866-4341 

Poulk, Robert M. [Bob] (Dorothy) (RM) 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*109 Devane St, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5005 (H) (910) 484-3316 

Powell, Cynthia D. [Cynthia] {DM} 

(BU) Diaconal Minister 

*303 N Main St, Graham, NC 27253-2838 (O) (910) 226-4343 

111 E Parker St, Graham, NC 27253-1811 (H) (910) 570-1514 

Powers, Daniel P. [Dan] (Bunny) {LP/D} 

(GR) Lane's Chapel-Bethany - 06230 FAX: (919) 355-6500 

*306 Queen Anne's Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6303 (O) (919) 355-6500 

306 Queen Anne's Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6303 (H) (919) 756-6823 

Presnal, Gregg Allen [Gregg] (Stephanie) {PM} 
(SA) Buckhorn - 11511 

*1604 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-9080 (O) (919) 258-3743 

1604 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-9080 (H) (919) 258-3742 

Presnell, William M. [Bill] {FE} Email: ecdistrict@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Eliz.City District Super FAX: (919) 335-5127 

*P0 Box 1662, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27906-1662 

312 S Griffin St, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-4663 (H) (919) 335-2415 

Preston, Hunter Hadley [Hunter] (Karen) {FE} Email: hunterp@juno.com 

(RM) Seaboard - 10330 

*P O Box 277, Seaboard, NC 27876 (H) (919) 589-9461 

Price, Barbara H. [Barbara] (David Mann) {FE} Email: revbarb@aol.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Past. Couns., Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc. 

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511-4587 (O) (919) 380-1210 

*102 Cassidy Ct. Gary. NC 27511-5593 (H) (919) 467-7005 

Price, Wayne Allen [Wayne] (Joy) {FE} Email: waynejoy@aol.com 

(RA) Trinity (Franklin Co.) - 08541 

(O) (919) 496-4891 

M246 Hwy US 401 N., Louisburq. NC 27549-9308 (H) (919) 496-7363 

Privette, Tommy G. [Tommy] (Alma) {FE} 
(RA)Zebulon -08611 

(O) (919) 269-9408 

*P0 Box 415, Zebulon, NC 27597-0415 (H) (919) 269-7531 

Pruett, Vickie S. [Vickie] {FE} Email: parkwoodum@aol.com 

(DU) Parkwood - 02241 FAX: (919) 544-6908 

*5123 Revere Rd, Durham, NC 27713-2420 (O) (919) 544-1078 

112 Raddiff Cir, Durham, NC 27713-2505 (H) (919) 544-2238 

Pulliam, Mike [Mike] (Polly) {FL} 

(GR) Belhaven:Trinity - 06040 

333 E Main St, Belhaven, NC 27810-1541 (H) (919) 943-2684 

Pullman, Robert S. [Robert] (Peggy) {FE} 
(NB) Newport: St. James - 07271 

PO Box 250, Newport, NC 28570-0250 (O) (919) 223-4231 

*1012 Grange St, Newport, NC 28570-9677 (H) (919) 223-4742 

Purcell, Jr., Eugene G. [Gene] (Betty) {RM} Email: purcellbb@aol.com 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*1301 W. Nash St., Wilson, NC 27893 (H) (919) 243-4916 



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Purcell, Joan M. [Joan] (Kenny) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Netw 

*P0 Box 28767, Raleigh, NC 27611-8767 (O) (919) 828-3121 

1210 Eastham Dr, Apex, NC 27502-8548 (H) (919) 362-7425 

Randolph, Francis Roderick [Rod] (Esther) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

13818 Stephendale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273 

Rattz, Robert E. [Bob] (Mary) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. 

M03 Baker Dr SW. Supply. NC 28462-2708 (H) (910) 842-3449 

Rawllngs, Jr., James A. [Jim] (Mary) {FE} Email: rawliool@mc.duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., Pastoral Serv.,Duke Med. Ctr. 

*P0 Box 3112, Durham, NC 27715-3112 (O) (919) 684-3586 

18 Winthrop Ct. Durham. NC 27707-5441 (H) (919) 493-0210 

Ray, Jeanne L. [Jeanne] (Valton) {LP} 
(Wl) Harrells:Centenary - 12081 

*630 Ward Rd, Harrells, NC 28444-9557 (H) (910) 532-2039 

Ray, Robert H. [Robert] (Betty) {FE} 
(Wl) Tabor City:St.Paul - 12231 

*P0 Box 622, Tabor City, NC 28463-0622 (O) (910) 653-3737 

105 Elizabeth St, Tabor City, NC 28463-2137 (H) (910) 653-3801 

Reaves, Timothy Lloyd [Tim] (Tina) {IS} 
(Wl) Bladen - 12020 

*P O Box 96, White Oak. NC 28399-0096 (H) (910) 866-5632 

Reavis, Jr., James L. [Jimmy] (Eddie Jean) {FE} 
(RM) Sandy Cross - 10311 

*6059 S. NC 58, Nashville, NC 27856 (H) (919) 443-3526 

Redmond, Robert C. [Bob] (Linda) {FE} Email: redmond@gte.net 

(DU) McMannen - 02221 

Ml 02 Neal Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2320 (O) (919) 383-1263 

4322 Berini Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1703 (H) (919) 383-4425 

Reed, James C. [Jim] (Kathy) {FE} Email: jreed@infoave.net 

(Wl) Zion - 12471 

*6860 Zion Church Rd NE, Leiand, NC 28451-7726 (H) (910) 253-5349 

Reed, John E. [John] (Betty) {RM} Email: jreed@cswnet.com 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*205 Meadow PI. Clarksville, AR 72830-3807 (H) (501) 754-8031 

Register, Michael Gordon [Mike] (Myrtle) {LP} 
(NB) Riverside -07311 

405 Avenue A, New Bern, NC 28560 (O) (919) 633-3714 

*2724 Asburv Rd. Cove City. NC 28523-9756 (H) (919) 637-9946 

Reinoso, Luis Felipe [Lucho] (Clarisa (Cattle)) {FE} Email: reinosol@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Calvary - 10020 FAX: (919) 586-2303 

*16 Calvary Church Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9431 (H) (919) 586-3762 

Rex, Leonard J. [Leonard] (Donna) {FE} Email: revrex@juno.com 

(RM) Halifax - 10090 

*P0 Box 365, Halifax, NC 27839-0365 (H) (919) 583-6271 

Reynolds, Joyce Ruth [Joyce] {FE} 
(RA) Middleburg - 08260 

*P0 Box 100, Middleburq, NC 27556-0100 (H) (919) 492-1616 

Richardson, Craig Arthur [Craig] (Jennifer) {FL} 
(GR) Washington Circuit - 06400 

*2788 Market St. Ext., Washington, NC 27889 (O) (919) 974-0188 

318 E 12th St. Washington, NC 27889-3723 (H) (919) 946-4382 

Richardson, J. Earl [Earl] (Alice) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*515 S.E.Mavnard Rd., Can/. NC 27511 (H) (919) 467-6393 



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Richey, Russell Earle [Russell] (Merle) {FE} Email: rrichey@mail.duke.eclu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dean, Academic Programs.Duke Div.Sch. FAX: (919) 660-3473 

*P0 Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708-0968 (O) (919) 660-3400 

1552 Hermitage Ct, Durham, NC 27707-1680 (H) (919) 493-0724 

Rickards, James Perry [Jim] (Suzanne (Deceased)) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*27419 Cleveland Ave, Punta Gorda. FL 33982-1525 (H) (941) 575-0183 

Ricks, Jr., R. Dennis [Dennis] (Lydia) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*906 S. 3rd St.. Mebane. NC 27302-8181 (H) (919) 304-3561 

RIvenbark, Ronnie Lee [Ron] (Cindy) {LP} 
(Wl) Clarkton - 12100 

P O Box 704, Clarkton, NC 28433 (O) (919) 647-3181 

*P O Box 121. Long Beach. NC 28465 (H) (910) 278-9926 

Roach, Michael Gene [Mike] (Debbie) {LP} 
(NB) Pamlico Parish - Assoc. - 07340 

*5204 Hwy 55-E. New Bern, NC 28560 (H) (919) 637-6416 

Robbins, Cecil W. [Cecil] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*117 8th St., Whitmore Ret.Ctr.. Oxford, NC 27565 (H) (919) 693-4190 

Roberts, Frederick E. [Fred] (Betsy (Beaver)) {FE} Email: brorob@southport.net 

(Wl) Ocean View - 12181 

*P0 Box 520, Oak Island, NC 28465-9820 (O) (910) 278-5973 

415 Mercer St, Oak Island. NC 28465-8008 (H) (910) 278-5229 

Roberts, Jeffrey L. [Jeff] (Reesa) {FE} Email: jroberts@bbs.roxboro.net 

(BU) Bellemont - 01011 FAX: (910) 227-4632 

4039 Markwood Dr., Burlington, NC 27215-7125 (O) (910) 227-4632 

M101 Markwood Dr., Burlington, NC 27215-7135 (H) (910) 227-4890 

Roberts, John M. [John] {RM} 
(GO) Beston - 05021 

*P0 Box 298, Princeton, NC 27569-0298 (H) (919) 936-2511 

Robinson, Charles Kivet [Chuck] (Mary) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*672 Chaffin Ridge Rd., Columbus, OH 43214-2906 (H) (614) 459-3814 

Robinson, Larry [Larry] (Charlotte) {FE} 
(RO) Saint Peter - 09141 

(O) (910) 582-0944 

*P0 Box 961, Hamlet, NC 28345-0961 (H) (910) 582-6133 

Rocheleau, Michael Edward [Mike] (Mary) {PM} 
(RA) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

*110 Witchita Dr., Nicholasville. KY 40356 (H) (606) 881-9025 

Rouse, Ben 0. [Ben] (Jeanne) {FE} 

(RO) Rock'ghm District Super FAX: (910) 276-6641 

*P0 Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353-1588 (O) (910) 276-6641 

POBox 1642, 1304 W. Church St., Laurinburg. NC 28353-1642 . . (H) (910) 276-6641 
Rouse, Faye Baines [Faye] {FL} 
(Wl) Wesley - 12301 

*P0 Box 116, Riegelwood, NC 28456-0116 (O) (919) 655-4793 

114 Green Rd., Riegelwood. NC 28456 . (H) (910) 655-3348 

Royall, L. Graham [Graham] (Virginia) {AM} 
(RM) Edgecomb Parish - 10050 

PO Box 13, Pinetops, NC 27864-0013 (O) (919) 827-4176 

*P0 Box 1121, Pinetops, NC 27864-1121 (H) (919) 827-2482 

Rudd, Dorothy L. [Dorothy] (Bill) {FL} 
(FA) Clinton Circuit - 04020 

5876 Garland Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-0565 

*191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton. NC 28328 (H) (910) 592-7159 



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Rudd, Robert J. [Bob] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*169 Shannon Dr. Rockingham, NC 28379-4411 (H) (910) 895-0815 

Rudd, William R. [Bill] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328-6323 (H) (910) 592-7159 

Russell, Timothy J. [Tim] (Pam) {FE} Email: trussell@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Wrightsville - 12461 FAX; (910) 256-4478 

PO Box 748, Writsvlle Boh, NC 28480-0748 (O) (910) 256-4471 

*208 Cypress Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480-1919 (H) (910) 256-3447 

Ruth, John W. [Jack] (Bobbie) {FE} Email: chickridge@aol.com 

(BU) West Orange -01480 

(O) (919) 968-4102 

*1634 Or.Chapel-Clvr.Garden Rd., Chapel Hill. NC 27516 (H) (919) 929-7439 

Sabiston, III, William D. [Bill] (Norma) {FE} 

(DU) Long Memorial - 02491 FAX: (910) 599-1194 

*P0 Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573-0310 (O) (910) 599-1193 

508 Clayton Ave. Roxboro. NC 27573-4606 (H) (910) 599-2284 

Safley, Michael W. [Mike] {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Pres., Methodist Home for Children, Inc. 

P O Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 833-2834 

*12005 Shooting Club Dr., Raleigh, NC 27613 (H) (919) 676-3212 

Salter, Jr., J. Neal [Neal] (Carol) {FE} 
(NB) Riverdale - 07381 

*P0 Box 3155, New Bern, NC 28564-3155 (O) (919) 633-3714 

4220 Old Cherry Point Rd.. New Bern, NC 28560-7905 (H) (919) 514-2897 

Sasser, L. Alan [Alan] (Debbie) {PM} Email: sassera@gborocollege.edu 

(BU) EXTMIN - Minister/Dean.Greensboro College FAX: (910) 271-6634 

Greensboro College,815 W Market St,Greensboro,NC27401-1875 (O) (910) 272-7102 

*210-705 College Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410 (H) (910) 292-3008 

Saunders, Margaret R. [Margaret] {LP} 
(EC) Perkins - 03281 

PO Box 21, Shawboro, NC 27973-0021 (O) (919) 232-2102 

*1436 Weeksville Rd. Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-8430 (H) (919) 330-4484 

Scanlan, Caria Jory [Caria] {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Dir., Pastoral Counseling/Family Therapy 

Adams Child & Family Services,7840 Pecos St,Denver,CO 80221 (O) (303) 853-3420 

*1177 E. Amherst Ave., Englewood. CO 80110-1711 (H) (303) 761-5813 

Schronce, Jerry Milton [Jerry] (Janet) {FL} Email: schronce@duplinnet.com 

(GO) Warsaw -05411 

*P O Box 422, Warsaw, NC 28398 (O) (910) 293-4944 

119 S. Brighton Ave., Warsaw, NC 28398 (H) (910) 293-4365 

Scott, Gregory G. [Greg] (Annette) {FL} Email: greatadventure@juno.com 

(GO) Brogden - 05041 

2918 US Hwy 117 S., Dudley, NC 28333 (O) (919) 734-5244 

*113 Lake Ave, Dudley, NC 28333-5320 (H) (919) 736-8882 

Scott, Julian W. [Julian] {FE} 
(SA) Aberdeen: Page Mem. - 11010 

*P0 Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315-0695 (O) (910) 944-1093 

608 Wilder Ave. Aberdeen, NC 28315-1931 (H) (910) 944-1595 

Scott, Jr., Paul B. [Paul] (Glenda) {FE} 
(GR) Snow Hill: Calvary Mem. - 06321 

PO Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580-0445 (0)(919) 747-3360 

*109 W Greene St, Snow Hill, NC 28580-1431 (H) (919) 747-3723 

Scroggs, Robin J. [Robin] (Marilee) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*10 Van Dyk PI. Pompton Pins, NJ 07444-1654 (H) (201) 839-6157 



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Seate, Adam Fenton [Adam] (Jennifer) {SP} 
(FA) Leslie - 04341 

*305-AW. Pope St., Dunn, MC 28334 (H) (910) 891-5884 

Seate, Billy F. [Billy] (Wanda) {FE} 
(RA) North Raleigh - 08431 

8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2207 (O) (919) 847-1536 

*305 Woodcock Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-5138 (H) (919) 847-4520 

Severt, Jeffrey Lee [Jeff] (Monica) {FE} Email: j8n2v4nb@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Pollocksv'l-Lee's Chap. - 07350 

*P0 Box 236, Pollocksville, NC 28573-0236 (O) (919) 224-2311 

POBox 236. 210 Foy St., Pollocksville, NC 28573-0236 (H) (919) 224-6801 

Sexton, Kenneth B. [Kenneth] (Rosamond) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*5608 Woodard Ln, Raleigh, NC 27606-9531 (H) (919) 851-9411 

Sexton, Jr., Kenneth Bryan [Bryan] (Pattie) {FE} 
(RM) Mt. Pleasant-Middlesex - 10170 

(O) (919) 235-2223 

*9289 Hwv 581 S., Bailey, NC 27807-9761 (H) (919) 235-4863 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. [Dick] (Sandra) {FE} 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chap/Dir. Past. Serv., Methodist Med.Ctr FAX: (904) 798-8744 

580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209-6533 (O) (904) 798-8684 

*7263 Placid Oaks Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32277-9718 

Sharp, Richard C. [Richard] (Esta) {FE} 
(RO) Bethesda - 09031 

(O) (910) 628-7858 

*8414 S. Creek Rd.e, Orrum, NC 28369 (H) (910) 628-5384 

Sharpe, Jr., Benjamin S. [Benjamin] (Lisa C.) {FE} Email: tertullian@aol.com 

(FA) Cornerstone - 0451 1 

*327 Mcfayden Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28314-0937 (H) (910) 868-6991 

Sharpe, IV, William Gray [Bill] (Barbara (Barb)) {FE} Email: blll_sharpe@ncsu.edu 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Wesley Fdn.& Camp.Min., NCSU FAX: (919) 833-1860 

*2503 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7213 (O) (919) 833-1861 

107 Bogue Ct, Cary, NC 27511-5427 (H) (919) 467-0704 

Shaw, Jr., Caswell E. [Caswell] (Pat) {FE} 

(RM) Rocky Mount:First - 10291 FAX: (919) 977-1748 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701 (O) (919) 977-0400 

3000 Coleberry TrI, Rocky Mount. NC 27804-2115 (H) (919) 451-1803 

Sheets, III, R. Branson [Branson] (Stephanie) {FE} Email: branrev@cocentral.com 
(RM) Bailey - 10010 

*P0 Box 218, Bailey, NC 27807-0218 (O) (919) 235-4576 

PO Box 218. Bailey, NC 27807-0218 (H) (919) 235-4309 

Sheppard, Dennis R. [Dennis] (Barbara) {FE} Email: barbara@intrstar.net 

(FA) Hopewell - 04321 

M641 Church Rd, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7315 (O) (910) 594-0556 

2855 Roanoke Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-0322 (H) (910) 567-6116 

Sherman, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Esther) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*495 Alexis Dr, New Bern, NC 28562-6426 (H) (919) 638-8180 

Shields, Donald Ray [Donald] (Pamela) {FE} 
(FA) Raeford: Hoke - 04410 

*308 S Bethel Rd, Raeford, NC 28376-3104 (H) (910) 875-4318 

Shields, Robert S. [Bob] (Betty) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*912 Buckingham Rd, New Bern. NC 28562-4538 (H) (919) 635-5183 

Shipman, Marilyn K. [Marilyn] (Dennis) {PM} 
(DU) Massey's Chapel - 02391 

*814 Bent Creek Rd, Bahama, NC 27503-9708 (O) (919) 477-1293 

814 Bent Creek Rd. Bahama. NC 27503-9708 (H) (919) 477-1293 



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Shiver, James H. [James] (Mary) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1413 Glenn St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5443 '(H) (910) 763-7101 

Short, James M. [Jim] (Mary) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*P O Box 656, Ellerbe, NC 28338 (H) (910) 652^086 

Shuler, Albert [Albert] (Jimmie) {FE} 

(DU) Durham District Super FAX: (919) 956-9172 

*522 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3116 (O) (919) 682-6439 

5 Timbercreek Ct, Durham, NC 27712-9530 (H) (919) 471-0336 

Simonton, Jr., C. Alison [Al] (Nan) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*6423 Summertree Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270-4808 (H) (704) 367-0289 

Simpson, Bryan K. [Bryan] {OE} 
(GO) Rones Chapel - 05181 

138 Garners Chapel Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365-6137 (O) (919) 658-4721 

*144 Garners Chapel Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365-6137 (H) (919) 658-4839 

Simpson, Robert Wesley [Robert] (Christy Ann) {PM} 
(RM) Gaston - 10080 

(O) (919) 537-0749 

*P0 Box 267, Gaston, NC 27832-0267 (H) (919) 537-3638 

Simpson, Thomas Anthony [Thomas] (Sharon) {SP} Email: tas@wave-net.net 

(SA) Poplar Springs-Memphis - 11310 

*4328 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford. NC 27330-9092 (H) (919) 776-3860 

Simpson, Jr., William C. [Bill] (Betsy) {FE} Email: fsumc@netpath.net 

(BU) Front Street - 01071 FAX: (910) 227-7905 

*P0 Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (910) 227-6263 

1218 Edgewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-3641 (H) (910) 226-0738 

Sims, Benjamin Newman [Ben] {SP} 
(DU) White Mem.-Hermon - 02360 

*1612 Lynne Ave. Henderson, NC 27536-2918 (O) (919) 438-6096 

Singletary, Jr., Peter George [Peter] {PM} 
(RO) Philadelphia - 09361 

(O) (910) 895-7643 

*2404 Old Aberdeen Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2582 (H) (910) 997-6437 

Singley, Kenneth C. [Kenneth] {FE} 
(EC) Leave of Absence 

*CMR 419, Box 915, APO AE 09102-0915 (H) (800) 864-5000 

Sluder, David M. [David] (Sondra) {DM} 
(SA) Diaconal Minister - Leave of Absence 

*630 Emmas Grove Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732-8415 (H) (704) 628-9856 

Smith, A. Clay [Clay] {FE} Email: hintoncenter@grove.net 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville FAX: (704) 389-3279 

*P0 Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904-0027 (O) (704) 389-8336 

PO Box 755, Hayesville, NC 28904-0755 (H) (704) 389-8640 

Smith, Adolph C. [Adolph] (Maria) {FE} Email: acsmith@hurricane.net 

(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, USN 

USS Sacramento (AOE-1), FPO AP, 96698-3012 (O) (360) 476-7634 

*3000 Austin Dr., Apt R-201, Bremerton, WA 98312-1813 (H) (360) 405-1191 

Smith, Bobby E. [Bobby] (Evelyn) {FE} 
(Wl) Burgaw - 12050 

(O) (910) 259-2295 

*P0 Box 26, Burgaw, NC 28425-0026 (H) (910) 259-2761 

Smith, Carolyn R. [Carolyn] (Michael) {FE} Email: smithpilgrim@ecu.campus.mci.net 
(EC) Plymouth -03311 

*P0 Box 734, Plymouth, NC 27962-0734 (O) (919) 793-2549 

101 Virginia Pine Dr, Plymouth. NC 27962-9530 (H) (919) 793-2482 



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Smith, Charles Michael [Charles] (Barbara) {FE} Email: r.falgout@worldnet.att.net 

(RM) Wilson:Flrst - 10401 FAX; (919) 237-0699 

*P0 Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (919) 237-6121 

1206 Branch St NW, Wilson. NC 27893-2420 (H) (919) 243-2046 

Smith, Charles C. [Charles] (Jill) {FE} Email: cn3934@abaco.coastalnet.com 

(NB) Asbury - 07021 FAX: (919) 638-8440 

*1780 Asbury Rd, Cove City, NC 28523-9760 (H) (919) 638-1144 

Smith, David Burton [David] (FE) 
(DU) Bethesda -02131 

*2309 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703-5711 (O) (919) 596-3948 

2405 Rolling Pines Ave, Durham, NC 27703-5925 (H) (919) 596-5504 

Smith, George C. [George] (Mary) {FE} Email: gcsmith@juno.com 

(Wl) Disability Leave 

*1243 Butler Town Rd, Clarendon, NC 28432-9557 (H) (910) 653-3336 

Smith, George Jerome [Jerome] (Leona) {FE} Email: gsmith@weblnk.net 

(Wl) Hallsboro - 12141 FAX: (910) 646-1635 

553 Honey Hill Rd., Hallsboro, NC 28442 (O) (910) 646-4105 

*P0 Box 28, Hallsboro, NC 28442-0028 (H) (910) 646-3338 

Smith, Haywood A. [Haywood] (Meleah) {FE} 
(FA) Saint Andrews - 04241 

121 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426 (O) (910) 488-4648 

*123 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426 (H) (910) 488-2247 

Smith, Ira Hildreth [Ira] (Patsy) {FE} 
(NB) Sneads Ferry:First - 07411 

(O) (910) 327-4011 

*107 S. Stone Dr.. Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (H) (910) 327-4321 

Smith, J. Thomas [Tommy] (Judy) {FE} 

(FA) Fayett'vl District Super FAX: (910) 483-7987 

*1911 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5037 (H) (910) 485-2734 

Smith, Jerry Thomas [Jerry] (Carolyn) {FE} 

(RA) Cary:White Plains - 08091 FAX: (919) 481-0213 

P O Box 158, Cary, NC 27512 (O) (919) 467-4991 

*307 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27512 (H) (919) 468-8447 

Smith, John T. [John] (Christine L) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*Rr 2 Box 154. Halifax, NC 27839-9624 (H) (919) 536-4637 

Smith, Judi Johnson [Judi] (Joe) {FE} Email: jsmith4352@aol.com 

(RA) Mount Zion - 08271 FAX: (919) 772-0577 

*15772 NC 50 W, Garner, NC 27529 (O) (919) 772-8415 

15772 NC 50 W, Garner, NC 27529 (H) (919) 772-0720 

Smith, Neil E. [Neil] (Alice) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Clin. Chap., McCain Correctional Hospital 

PO Box 5118, Mccain, NC 28361-9798 (O) (910) 875-4188 

*Rr 20 Box 836, Fayetteville, NC 28306-9107 (H) (910) 425-1551 

Smith, Scott Russell [Scott] (Jennifer M.) {FL} Email: reassured@aol.com 

(RA) Union Chapel - 08551 

*6479 Raleigh Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544-9704 (H) (919) 438-6978 

Smith, Jr., William Stanley [Stan] (Ann) {FE} 
(RO) Chestnut Street - 09241 

*P.O. Box 1464, Lumberton, NC 28359 (O) (910) 671-8053 

302 W. 32nd St., Lumberton, NC 28358-2929 (H) (910) 739-4531 

Snider, Ronald J. [Ron] (Katie) {FE} 
(DU) Bahama: Mt. Bethel - 02031 

PO Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (O) (919) 477-4296 

*P0 Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (H) (919) 477-5830 

Snotherly, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Glenda) {FE} 
(RA) Wake Forest - 08571 

*905 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9277 (O) (919) 556-2239 

903 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9277 (H) (919) 556-3653 



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Snyder, Nevin D. [Nevin] (Rose Marie) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*3360 Chapparal Ct, Melbourne. FL 32934-8254 (H) (407) 253-6511 

Soule, Jr., Guy V. [Guy] (Francy) {FE} 
(BU) Shiloh - 01441 

(O) (910) 584-2867 

*4718 N. NC 87, Gibsonville, NC 27249 (H) (910) 584-0844 

Southern, H. Gray [Gray] (Susan) {FE} Email: stansnif@aol.com 

(DU) Trinity - 02281 FAX: (919) 688-0974 

*215 N Church St, Durham, NC 27701-3327 (O) (919) 683-1386 

1108 W Knox St, Durham. NC 27701-1527 (H) (919) 682-0800 

Sparks, Charles E. [Charles] (Linda) {RM} Email: cesparks@juno.com 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*3904 Thomasville Rd, Winston Salem. NC 27107-6326 (H) (910) 788-9116 

Sparrow, Leon Ray [Ray] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(GR) Mattamuskeet - 06250 

Rt, 2, Box 73A, Engelhard, NC 27824 (O) (919) 925-4931 

*115 Water St.. Bath, NC 27808 (H) (919) 923-1141 

Spaulding, David V. [David] (Carmen) {FE} 
(RO) West Rockingham - 09481 

217 W. Hwy 74. Rockingham, NC 28379 (O) (910) 895-9986 

*138 Gibson Dr, Rockingham. NC 28379-6970 (H) (910) 895-3135 

Speake, George D. [George] (Myra) {FE} Email: gspeake@nccumc.org 

(\A/I) Shallotte: Camp - 12061 FAX: (910) 754-4840 

*P0 Box 376, Shallotte, NC 28459-0376 (O) (910) 754-4840 

4646 Mintz St. Shallotte. NC 28470-5232 . (H) (910) 754-6355 

Spence, Clinton W. [Clint] (Pam) {PM} Email: clntnwmspnc@juno.com 

(DU) St. Paul - 02271 

*2700 N Roxboro Rd. Durham, NC 27704-4352 (O) (919) 220-2458 

113 W Murray Ave. Durham, NC 27704-3145 (H) (919) 220-5238 

Spencer, William C. [Bill] (Peggy) {FE} 

(NB) Trinity - 07201 FAX: (910) 455-4815 

*P0 Box 700, Jacksonville, NC 28541-0700 (O) (910) 455-4814 

115 Fawn Tr., Jacksonville, NC 28540-5461 (H) (910) 347-1547 

Spivey, Richard Vann [Vann] (Anne-Marie) {SP} 
(BU) Leasburg -01311 

PO Box 98. Leasburq. NC 27291-0098 (H) (910) 599-1267 

Spiwak, Danielle A. [Danielle] (Eric) {PM} 

(NB) Mor'hd Cty: First - Assoc. - 07231 FAX: (919) 808-2812 

*900 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557-4142 (O) (919) 726-7102 

Ocean Bay Villas # 108. Pine Knoll Shores. NC 28512-5930 (H) (919) 240-0208 

Sponenberg, James Eugene [Jim] {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*2512 Carbonton Rd. Sanford. NC 27330-3754 (H) (919) 776-2484 

Stafford, Sidney E. [Sidney] (Grace) {FE} 

(RA) Ebenezer-Wesley Chap. - 08120 - /EXTMIN-Chap.,Louisburg College 

Box 3083, Louisburg College, Louisburg. NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-2521 

*410 W Noble St, Louisburq. NC 27549-2352 (H) (919) 496-4779 

Stallings, W. Joseph [Joe] (Theadus) {OF} 
(RM) Mt. Zion - 10181 

*5222 London Church Rd, Elm City, NC 27822-9122 (O) (919) 291-9140 

(H) (919) 291-4311 

Stallsworth, Paul T. [Paul] (Marsha) {FE} 
(GO) Rose Hill - 05331 

*P0 Box 177, Rose Hill, NC 28458-0177 (O) (910) 289-2449 

305 E. Ridqe St., Rose Hill, NC 28458 (H) (910) 289-3332 

Stalnaker, James K. [Jim] (Jan) {AM} 
(NB) Williston-Stacy - 07460 

(O) (919) 729-3661 

*P0 Box 79, Williston. NC 28589-0079 (H) (919) 729-3661 



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Stanfield, E. Douglas [Doug] (Vera) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Chaplain, U. S. Navy FAX: (510) 437-3066 

*Chapel Bid. 34, USCG Island, Alameda, CA 94501-5100 (O) (510) 437-3067 

1005 Larkwood Ct., Concord, CA 94521-4510 (H) (510) 687-8398 

Stanley, Bruce E. [Bruce] (Melissa) {FE} Email: bstan123@nccumc.org. 

(RA) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

1808 Spiny Ridge Ct, Raleigh, NC 27612-1753 (H) (919) 676-7969 

Stanley, Jr., Richard A. [Richard] (Shannon) {FE} 
(DU) Asbury -02101 

*806 Clarendon St, Durham, NC 27705-4208 (O) (919) 286-0711 

2011 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-3209 (H) (919) 286-1975 

Stark, II, Rufus H. [Rufus] (Betty Lou) {FE} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*3600 Carolyn Dr, Raleigh. NC 27604-1616 (H) (919) 876-2521 

Starnes, James A. [James] (Myrtle A.) {RM} 

(RO) Retired Minister 

PO Box 8, Brunsvi/ick, NC 28424-0008 

*101 Sellers Street, Whiteville, NC 28472-4952 (H) (910) 642-7404 

Staton, Jesse C. [J.C] (Marie) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*143 George Taylor Rd, Newport, NC 28570-5044 (H) (919) 247-2981 

Staton, Jr., Jesse C. [Jesse] (Emma) {FE} 
(BU) Hebron - 01281 

*2325 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-8616 (O) (919) 563-3375 

2275 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-8615 (H) (919) 563-6408 

Steinmetz, David Curtis [David] (Virginia) {FE} 
(DU) EXTMIN - Prof., Duke Divinity School 

*Box 90967, Duke Div.Sch., Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3438 

4303 Thetford Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (H) (919) 489-5620 

Stephens, Mark Dee [Mark] (Claudia) {LP} 
(GO) Bethel(Duplin Co.) - 05461 

*3719 Jackson Rd, Durham, NC 27705-8199 (H) (919) 383-5879 

Stephenson, Marion O. [MO] (Hazel) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*101 S Dimock Rd, Washington, NC 27889-3109 (H) (919) 975-6650 

Stevens, Ruth Harper [Ruth] (Joe) {FE} 

(Wl) Wilmington District Super FAX: (910) 763-8043 

*2201 Lynnwood Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-8026 (H) (910) 762-0400 

Stewart, Donald Keith [Don] (Deidra) {PM} 

(GR) Robersonville - 06291 

P O Box 397, 2nd & Broad St., Robersonville, NC 27871-0397 . (O) (919) 795-4663 

*P O Box 397, Robersonville, NC 27871-0397 (H) (919) 795-4663 

Stewart, W. Marshall [Marshall] (Patricia) {LP} 
(RA) Piney Grove - 08291 

(O) (919) 387-5415 

*9425 Old Stage Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-9546 (H) (919) 772-4173 

Stokes, Jr., James C. [Jim] (Diane) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*972 Louis Breeden Blvd. Hamlet, NC 28345-7091 (H) (919) 582-6317 

Stokes, III, John L. [John] (MaLou) {FE} 
(Wl) EXTMIN - Prof.of English, UNC-W 

601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3201 (O) (910) 395-3323 

*124 Windemere Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-4024 (H) (910) 799-2695 

Stone, Amos H. [Amos] {RM} 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 972, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0972 (H) (704) 452-2130 



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Stone, III, Richard L. [Richard] (Diane) {FE} 

(RA) Home Memorial - 08101 FAX; (919) 553-0954 

PO Box 475, Clayton, NC 27520-0475 (O) (919) 553-6464 

*334 Page St, Clayton, NC 27520-2452 (H) (919) 553-6446 

Stott, E. Russell [Russell] (Caroline) {FE} 
(RO) Maxton:St.Paul's - 09521 

*P O Box 483, Maxton, NC 28364 (O) (910) 844-3792 

201 S Elm St, Maxton. NC 28364-2211 (H) (910) 844-5463 

Strickhausen, L. Wilson [Wilson] (Anita) {IS} 
(FA) Person Street - 04231 

509 Person St, Fayettevlle, NC 28301-5840 (O) (910) 483-4714 

*215 Vivian Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-3002 

Strock, Stephen F. Swartz [Steve] (Dale S.) {FE} 
(DU) Leave of Absence 

*501 Marrow Lane, Oxford. NC 27565-9276 (H) (919) 438-8852 

Strother, Jonathan E. [Jon] (Diana) {FE} 
(EC) Hertford -03161 

(O) (919) 426-5467 

*207 W Market St. Hertford, NC 27944-1152 (H) (919) 426-5236 

Stutts, Connie Marie [Connie] (Steve) {PM} 
(DU) Ca-Vel - 02471 

P O Box 3177, Roxboro, NC 27573 (O) (910) 599-6488 

*160 W. Young Ave., Henderson, NC 27536 (H) (919) 492-1862 

Stutts, D. Stephen [Steve] (Connie) {PM} 
(DU) City Road - 02341 

903 N. Garnett St., Henderson, NC 27536 (O) (919) 492-1823 

*160W Young Ave. Henderson. NC 27536-4149 (H) (&19) 492-1862 

Styron, II, Mack [Mack] (Cindy) {OF} 
(GR) Aurora -06010 

*590 S. 5th St., Aurora, NC 27806-9701 (H) (9n>) 322-5400 

Summey, James L. [Jim] (Doris) {FE} 
(Wl) Trinity - 12431 

*1403 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4908 (O) (910) 7^62-3316 

3312 Amber Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409-2549 (H) (9101' 397-0805 

Supplee, Thomas [Tom] (Myra M.) {FE} 
(FA) Goshen-Keener - 04300 

*11867 Hobbton Hvw, Newton Grove. NC 28366-7238 (H) (910) 594-099 2 

Sutton, James E. [Jimmy] (Janie) {FE} 
(RA) Garner: First - 08161 

*P0 Box 274, Garner, NC 27529-0274 (O) (919) 772-2042 

101 Sugar Ln, Knightdale, NC 27545-9660 (H) (919) 266-9098 

Swartz, Alan P. [Alan] (Jo Anne) {FE} Email: oumc@vance.net 

(DU) Oxford - 02441 

*P0 Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565-0757 (O) (919) 693-4091 

415 Hancock St, Oxford, NC 27565-3714 (H) (919) 693-3237 

Sweeley, Thomas Lynn [Tommy] (Sharon) {FE} 

(SA) Siler City:First - 11381 FAX: (919) 633-3190 

*P0 Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344-0212 (O) (919) 742-2722 

522 W Glendale St, Siler City. NC 27344-3860 (H) (919) 742-3707 

Switzer, Maryellen Phelan [Maryellen] (Wm. L III) {FE} Email: meswitzer@aol.com 
(RA) Layden Memorial - 08401 

2706 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603-2552 (O) (919) 828-9642 

*6003 Bissette Rd, Wendell, NC 27591-8797 (H) (919) 217-9095 

Sykes, R. Michael [Mike] (Patricia) {FE} 
(BU) Walnut Grove -01471 

*1815 Hawkins Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-8555 (O) (919) 732-5722 

1815 Hawkins Rd. Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-8555 (H) (919) 732-2054 



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Tart, Michael Lawrence [Mike] (Margaret) {FL} 
(GO) Disability Leave 

*P0 Box 3240, Eureka, NC 27830-3240 (H) (919) 242-4218 

Tatum, Jimmie Ray [Jimmie] (Martha) {FE} Email: swampfx@pinehurst.net 

(SA) Smyrna - 11401 

(O) (919) 464-3188 

*203 Smyrna Church Rd, Robbins. NC 27325-7457 (H) (910) 464-3542 

Taylor, II, Berry Lynn [Berry] (Bernie) {PM} Email: bltbct@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) South Mills - 03350 

*P0 Box 100, South Mills, NC 27976-0100 (O) (919) 771-2401 

PO Box 190. South Mills, NC 27976-0190 . (H) (919) 771-2508 

Taylor, Bruce D. [Bruce] (Jennie) {FE} 
(GO) Centenary - 05371 

140 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577 (O) (919) 934-2333 

*904 S. Crescent Dr.. Smithfield, NC 27577-3712 (H) (919) 934-8597 

Taylor, Polly Ann [Polly] (Mike) {PM} Email: pinkpolly@aol.com 

(GR) Wash'gtn: First - Assoc. - 06421 

PO Box 715, Washington, NC 27889-0715 (O) (919) 946-3311 

*1214 N Respess St, Washington, NC 27889-3618 (H) (919) 946-3668 

Taylor, Steven [Steve] (Sherry) {SP} 

(BU) Rock Creek - 01400 FAX: (910) 376-3515 

*7315 Mt.Hermn-Rock Cr.Rd., Snow Camp. NC 27349 (H) (910) 376-3515 

Taylor, Timothy Scott [Tim] (Kimberly) {FL} 
(FA) South River - 04440 

(O) (910) 567-2615 

*4645 Minnie Hall Rd, Autn/ville, NC 28318-7080 (H) (910) 567-5226 

Taylor, William V. [Bill] (Robin) {FE} 
(RM) Evansdale - 10071 

(O) (919) 237-2632 

M334 Evansdale Rd, Wilson, NC 27893-7657 (H) (919) 237-1914 

Teachey, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Sylvia) {RM} 
(NB) Broad Creek - 07081 

*1607 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2303 (H) (919) 728-6422 

Terwilliger, Irving F. [Irving] (Asta) {ROE} 
(GR) Grim'slnd-Warrens Chap. - 06150 

*307 Maple Lane. Washington. NC 27889-9664 (H) (919) 975-5793 

Thomas, Wayne E. [Wayne] (Nancy) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 2784. Washington. NC 27889-2784 (H) (919) 946-9566 

Thompson, Jr., Emerson M. [Em](Catherine){RM} Email: pithomps@eastnet.ecu.edu 

(GR) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 321-7938 

*105 Kilbv Dr. Greenville, NC 27858-6508 (H) (919) 321-7839 

Thompson, Geiselle [Geiselle] (Roger L.) {FE} Email: egthomps@eos.ncsu.edu 

(RA) Leave of Absence 

*P0 Box 6504, Raleigh, NC 27628-6504 (H) (919) 755-0707 

Thompson, Jr., James F. [Jim] (Priscilla) {LP} 
(RO) Sneads Grove - 09541 

*1004 E Scotsdale Rd. Laurinburg. NC 28352-4249 (H) (910) 276-3227 

Thompson, Leo Clifford [Leo] {FE} Email: leo@intercenter.net 

(RA) EXTMIN - Pastoral Counselor.Iriangle Mental Hea.Assoc. FAX: (919) 781-1173 

*3717 National Dr # STE202, Raleigh, NC 27612-4877 (O) (919) 781-1173 

Thompson, Neil H. [Neil] (Catherine) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2109 Myrtle Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2244 (H) (919) 828-7653 

Thompson, Roger E. [Roger] (Roberta) {RM} 

(Wl) Retired Minister FAX: (910) 618-5642 

PO Box 1649, Lumberton, NC 28359-1649 (O) (910) 618-5574 

*24340 Cliff Gibson Rd, Laurel Hill, NC 28351-8724 (H) (910) 277-8676 



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Tilley, Robert C. [Bob] (Jean) {FL} 

(DU) Rehoboth-Harris Chap. - 02460 FAX: (919) 492-0279 

(O) (919) 438-6345 

*2951 Old Watkins Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-8633 (H) (919) 492-0279 

Tingle, James Arthur [James] (RM) 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 516. Hartsel, CO 80449-0516 (H) (719) 836-3118 

Todd, Troy Kevin [Troy] (Lori) {PM} Email: troyt@skybest.com 

(RO) 337.1 - Appointed in WNC Conference 

M22 Nathans Creek School Rd. Crumpler. NC 28617-9467 (H) (910) 982-2704 

Tosto, James Edward [Jim] (Kay) {FL} 
(EC) Manns Harbor - 03190 

*P0 Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953-0095 (H) (919) 473-3881 

Townley, Douglas [Doug] (Elaine) {SP} 
(DU) Tabernacle - 02551 

*12260 NC 39 N, Henderson, NC 27536-9805 (H) (919) 492-7643 

Townsend, Jr., William C. [William] (Nancy Jo) {FE} 
(RA) Trinity -08501 

*824 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1232 (O) (919) 832-1390 

1301 Mordecai Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1344 (H) (919) 833-7466 

Traynham, David D. [D. D] (Nancy) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1329 Roberdell Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2549 (H) (910) 895-3746 

Treihart, Charles M. [Charles] (Susan J.) {RL} 
(DU) Retired Local Pastor 

*822 Billy Hicks Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-7947 (H) (910) 599-1797 

Trotter, Bryan C. [Bryan] (Marisa) {OF} 
(GO) Kenly-Buckhorn - 05250 

(O) (919) 284-2139 

*P0 Box 155, Kenly. NC 27542-0155 (H) (919) 284-2192 

Trotter, J. Albert [Al] (Gay) {FE} Email: revdup@aol.com 

(BU) Mebane -01331 

*200 S 4th St, Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 563-4301 

205 S 4th St, Mebane, NC 27302-2641 (H) (919) 563-1661 

Trum, Mary Smith [Mary] (Bob Faoro) {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Ryton & Prudhoe Circuit,The Meth.Church.England 

*The Meth.Manse,Barmoor, Ryton.Tyne&Wear, NE 403TS-Eng. . (H) (191) 413-2494 

Tucker, C. Clyde [Clyde] {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 269-4843 

*1401 Zebulon Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597-8269 (H) (919) 269-4843 

Tucker, Stuart [Stuart] (Karen) {FE} 
(DU) Mt. Zion - 02421 

*7272 Hurdle Mills Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-9424 (H) (910) 364-2317 

Turnage, Roy L. [Roy] (Corabob) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*P0 Box 116, Ayden, NC 28513-0116 (H) (919) 746-3686 

Tysinger, Richard M. [Rick] (Stephanie H.) {FE} 
(SA) Merritts-Ebenezer -11220 

*8708 Deep River Rd, Sanford. NC 27330-7926 (H) (919) 774-9741 

Tyson, Aaron G. [Aaron] (Lucille) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*104 Courtland PI., Goldsboro. NC 27534 (H) (919) 778-1475 

Tyson, Jr., Bobby P. [Bobby] (Chhstie) {FE} 
(FA) Culbreth Memorial - 04141 

1813 Sloan Ave., E Fayetteville, NC 28301-6527 (O) (910) 483-8918 

*730 Blackwell St. E Favettevlle, NC 28301-6502 (H) (910) 483-4431 

Tyson, Bobby P. [Bobby] (Jetta) {FE} 
(FA) Sphng Hill - 04451 

(O) (910) 893-4723 

*Rr 3 Box 356, Lillington. NC 27546-9526 . (H) (910) 893-6381 



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Tyson, Carson S. [Carson] (Peggy) {FE} 
(FA) Raeford: First - 04401 

*P0 Box 662, Raeford, NC 28376-0662 (O) (919) 875-2111 

818 N Main St, Raeford, NC 28376-1930 (H) (919) 875-3746 

Tyson, John H. [John] (Elizabeth) {FE} 
(FA) Johnson Memorial - 04211 

306 McArthur Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 488-5406 

*700 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (H) (910) 323-1997 

Tyson, M. Eugene [Gene] (Joan) {FE} Email: metison@aol.com 

(GR) Covenant - 06101 FAX: (919) 355-0123 

*4000 Corey Rd, Winterville, NC 28590-9260 (O) (919) 355-0123 

2004 ShenA/ood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-5319 (H) (919) 353-7056 

Tyson, Tommy [Tommy] (Frances) {RM} 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1716 Mount Carmel Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-9220 ... (H) (919) 933-5557 

Tyson, Vernon C. [Vernon] (Martha) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*900 Williamson Dr, Raleigh. NC 27608-2352 (H) (919) 832-7176 

Upham, Jr., John Exiey [John] (Susy) {FE} 
(RA) Longview - 0841 1 

2312 Milburnie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-1748 (O) (919) 834-7554 

*137 N Lord Ashley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-2436 (H) (919) 828-4772 

Varnum, Tracie [Trade] (Clementine) {RL} 
(Wl) Retired Local Pastor 

*3105 Gal Var Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462-2132 (H) (910) 842-9440 

Vaughan, Richard C. [Richard] (Debbie) {FE} 
(BU) Amity -01131 

*825 N Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2403 (O) (919) 967-7546 

503 Tinkerbell Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2336 (H) (919) 942-7188 

Vaughn, II, Stephen W. [Stephen] (Jane) {FD} 

(GR) GR:St.James - Deacon - 06131 FAX: (919) 752-9539 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (O) (919) 752-6154 

205 Adams Blvd, Greenville, NC 27858-4818 (H) (919) 758-5752 

Vickers, Hope A. [Hope] (Darrell) {FE} Email: vickers@vpiness.com 

(FA) Cumberland - 04091 FAX: (910) 567-2623 

*1252 George Owen Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 425-5356 

VonCanon, Mary Leigh [Mary] {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*700 Magnolia Dr Apt 22B. Aberdeen, NC 28315-2218 (H) (910) 944-7259 

Wade, David C. [David] (Cynthia) {FE} 
(Wl) Wesley's Chapel - 12311 

*2409 Peanut Plant Rd., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (O) (910) 645-4011 

PO Box 2211, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-2211 (H) (910) 645-4934 

Waggoner, James Milan [Jim] (Margaret) {FE} Email: steamfest@aol.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Chief,Chaplaincy Services.NC Div.,Youth Serv. FAX: (919) 733-4045 

705 Palmer Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-2266 (O) (919) 733-3011 

*3212 Barker PI, Raleigh, NC 27604-2456 (H) (919) 850-9102 

Walker-Jones, Kelli [Kelli] (Logan) {OE} 

(RA) Highland - Associate - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

4215 Arbutus Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612 (H) (919) 510-0369 

Walker, Wanda Gail [Gail] {DM} 
(RO) Retired Diaconal Min. 

Church St.Cordova School, Cordova, NC 28330 (O) (910) 997-9805 

*344 Raleigh St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2750 . (H) (910) 582-0707 

Wall, C. Arthur [Arthur] (Carol) {FE} Email: seaawall@aol.com 

(RM) Nashville - 10201 

PO Box 86, Nashville, NC 27856-0086 (O) (919) 459-7178 

*303 S 1st St, Nashville, NC 27856-1416 (H) (919) 459-7328 



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Wall, Lynn T. [Lynn] {FE} 

(Wl) Sharon (Holden Beach) - 12261 

2030 Holden Beach Rd., Supply, NC 28462 ,.. . (O) (910) 842-2929 

*2163 Boones Neck Rd SW, Supply. NC 28462-6221 (H) (910) 842-3449 

Wallace, Robert L. [Bob] (Christine) {FE} Email: wallrobert@aol.com 

(RM) Tarboro:St. James - 10371 

*211 E Saint James St, Tarboro, NC 27886-5119 (O) (919) 823-3783 

210 Brandon Ave, Tarboro, NC 27886-2010 (H) (919) 823-2795 

Walters, Jasper Howard [Jack] (Cindi) {LP} 

(Wl) Bolton-Shiloh - 12030 FAX: (910) 313-6939 

346 Willow Woods Dr., Wilmington, NC 28409 (H) (910) 313-2655 

Walters, Norma [Norma] {FE} 
(DU) Mt. Tabor-Riverview - 02400 

*801 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Durham, NC 27703 (H) (919) 596-6729 

Ward, Jr., Herman Nathan [Herman] (Ann) {FE} Email: hward@visionet.org 

(BU) Hillsborough -01301 

(O) (919) 732-3460 

*130 W Tryon St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2552 (H) (919) 732-1667 

Ward, Hope Morgan [Hope] (Michael) {FE} Email: hmward@nccumc.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

3117 Cartwright Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612-2177 (H) (919) 782-9507 

Ward, Richard L. [Rick] (Shirley) {FE} Email: rlward@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Fremont - 05101 

(O) (919) 242-4797 

*P0 Box 147, Fremont, NC 27830-0147 (H) (919) 242-4062 

Ward, Shirley Acker [Shirley] (Rick) {FL} Email: rlward@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Princeton - 05321 

P O Box 116, Princeton, NC 27569 (O) (919) 936-3871 

*402 E. Second St., Princeton, NC 27569 (H) (919) 936-3442 

Warren, Clarence Lee [Clarence] (Ruby) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*625 E Raynor Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-2144 (H) (910) 822-4508 

Warren, Jr., D. Ray [Ray] (Jill) {FE} Email: mainsail@nando.net 

(Wl) Harbor - 12481 FAX: (910) 256-9331 

M701 Wrightsville Ave., BIdg #1, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 452-7202 

7309 Gray Gables. Wilmington, NC 28403-3749 (H) (910) 256-9331 

Warren, H. Robert [Bob] (Shirley B.) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*917 Keiths Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545-8400 (H) (919) 266-6931 

Warren, Jr., James I. [Jim] (Marjorie) {FE} Email: bcigc@primeline.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Intentional Growth Center FAX: (704) 452-4225 

*P0 Box 546, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0546 (O) (704) 452-2881 

350 Crum Dr, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-9719 (H) (704) 452-0782 

Warren, James H. [James] (Daisy) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*4343 Lebanon Rd # T-1123, Hermitage, TN 37076-1223 (H) (615) 871-8179 

Warren, Jr., M. Whitfield [Whit] (Barbara) {FE} 

(GR) Queen Street - 06201 FAX: (919) 527-9343 

*P0 Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502-0508 (O) (919) 527-2119 

1206 Woodberry Rd, Kinston, NC 28501-2643 (H) (919) 523-2441 

Warren, Raymond Collins [Ray] {PM} Email: revrwarren@aol.com 

(EC) Kinnakeet -03170 

(O) (919) 995-5383 

*P0 Box 129, Avon. NC 27915-0129 (H) (919) 995-5708 

Warren, Jr., W. Arthur [Arthur] (Becky) {FE} 
(GO) Providence - 05171 

*202 Providence Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-7114 

236 Providence Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530-8910 (H) (919) 735-4607 



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Warren, W. Donald [Donald] (Lori) {FE} 
(RO) Fellowship - 09121 

(O) (910) 582-0900 

*1200 McDonald Ave, Hamlet, NC 28345-3726 (H) (910) 582-2685 

Waters, Denise Conner [Denise Conner] (Davis) {FD} 

(BU) University - Deacon - 01151 FAX: (919) 929-7203 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0728 (O) (919) 929-7191 

2308 Judah Benjamin Ct, Hillsborough, NC 27278-9532 (H) (919) 732-5865 

Watford, T. Scott [Scott] (Tammy R.) {FE} 
(BU) Faith - 01061 

*1732 W Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-1902 (O) (910) 226-2991 

1803 Harriet Dr, Burlington, NC 27215-3440 (H) (910) 227-0846 

Watson, Debra Starling [Debra] (Andy) {OE} 
(RO) Trinity-Olivet - 09080 

307 Trinity St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (O) (910) 628-7427 

*309 lona St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (H) (910) 628-7365 

Watson, H. Langill [Langill] (Elizabeth) (RM) 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*3620 Westridge Circle Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3331 (H) (919) 443-0057 

Way, Jr., Robert B. [Bob] (Rosalyn) (SP) 
(SA) Silk Hope - 11390 

(O) (919) 742-2005 

*7760 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd, Siler City, NC 27344-6581 ... (H) (919) 742-5222 
Way, Vance C. [Vance] (Marion) (FE) 
(EC) Woodland -03401 

*Rt. 4, Box 189, Hertford, NC 27944 (H) (919) 264-3679 

Weaver, Jr., James T. [Jimmy] (Deborah O.) (FE) 
(BU) Efland -01191 

(O) (919) 732-7957 

*P0 Box 121. Efland, NC 27243-0121 (H) (919) 732-8451 

Weaver, Walter P. [Walter] (Peggy) {FC} Email: wweaver@flsouthern.edu 

(FA) EXTMIN - Professor, Florida Southern College 

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (O) (813) 680-4185 

*623 Rockingham Rd. Lakeland, FL 33810-4004 (H) (813) 859-5280 

Webb-Bowden, Julia [Julia] (Larry) (FE) Email: iglean@aol.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Dir., Society of St. Andrew FAX: (919) 688-8830 

*P0 Box 25081, Durham, NC 27702-5081 (O) (919) 683-3011 

5532 Jomali Dr, Durham, NC 27705-8392 . (H) (919) 383-1397 

Weber, Michael D. [Mike] (Barbara) (FE) 
(NB) Pamlico Coop. Par. - 07340 

*P0 Box 98, Stonewall. NC 28583-0098 (O) (919) 745-4916 

2831 Sterlingpark Dr, Raleigh. NC 27603-5805 (H) (919) 831-1115 

Weinrich, Luise Katharine [Luise] (Clint) {FE} 

(RM) Rocky Mt: First-Associate - 10291 FAX: (919) 977-1748 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount. NC 27804-5701 (O) (919) 977-0400 

3217 Amherst Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3802 (H) (919) 451-0604 

Weisser, William J. [Bill] (Anne) {FD} Email: 74733.3365@compuserve.com 

(RA) RA:Edenton St.- Deacon - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7536 

1214 Currituck Dr. Raleigh. NC 27609-5539 (H) (919) 787-7364 

Wells, Jr., William M. [Bill] (Dixie) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 445, Lauhnburg, NC 28353-0445 (O) (910) 276-0035 

610 Prince St, Laurinburg, NC 28352-4448 . (H) (910) 276-0035 

Wells, Jr., Woodrow W. [Woody] (Carole) {FE} 

(GR) St. James - 06131 FAX: (919) 752-9539 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (O) (919) 752-6154 

114 Lord Ashley Dr. Greenville. NC 27858-6219 (H) (919) 756-2958 



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Wenberg, Jr., John W. [John] (Carol) {FE} 
(RA)Westover -08521 

300 Powell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1317 (O) (919) 851-4431 

*1212 Debov St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1718 . (H) (919) 851-4545 

Wesley, Luther V. [Luther] (Irma L.) {RAM} 
(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*P0 Box 954, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0954 (H) (919) 528-1131 

West, Pearl G. [Pearl] {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

Trash & Treasures, Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (919) 240-0005 

*231 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-7832 (H) (919) 728-7353 

West, Jr., Thaddeus C. [T. C] (Ellen) {LP} 
(GO) Walker Memorial - 05391 

*144 Mark Edwards Rd, La Grange. NC 28551-7542 (H) (919) 778-0428 

Westman, Judy Ellen [Judy] {PM} 
(Wl) Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo - 12120 

POBox 492, 1030 Main St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439 (O) (910) 649-7749 

*POBox 492. 139 Conway Rd., Fair Bluff, NC 28439 (H) (910) 649-7349 

Wethlngton, Mark W. [Mark] (Bobbi) {FE} Email: dmumc@aol.com 

(DU) Duke Memorial - 02161 

*504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

708 Flagstone Way, Durham, NC 27712-9515 (H) (919) 471-9525 

Wheeler, Kermit R. [Kermit] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*305 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5680 (H) (352) 383-1733 

Whitaker, Karen H. [Karen] (Alan) {FE} 
(RA) Genesis - 08061 

*850 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513-3507 (O) (919) 467-2128 

3201 Jo Anne Dr, Raleigh. NC 27603-2757 (H) (919) 839-0222 

White, Christian [Christian] (Margaret) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*303 Swordgate Dr, Cary, NC 27513-1633 (H) (919) 319-1822 

White, Clinton Lane [Clint] (Lynn) {LP} 
(GR) Sharon - 0631 1 

(O) (919) 527-6301 

4247 Daughety White Rd., Kinston, NC 28501 (H) (919) 523-7811 

White, Dana McFarland [Dena] (Tom) {FE} 
(RO) East - 09421 

(O) (910) 895-4587 

*1009 Scaleybark Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-4845 (H) (910) 895-4587 

White, John H. [John] (Nancy) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 878-7669 

3701 Wake Dorest Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 878-7666 

V213 Nicolson Ct, Raleigh, NC 27616-5679 (H) (919) 878-8579 

Whitehead, Christian Michael [Chris] (Kelli) {SP} Email: cmw5@acpub.duke,edu 
(DU) Marrow's Chapel - 02381 

*P0 Box 69, Stovall, NC 27582-0069 (H) (919) 690-1016 

Whitley, Edgar Earl [Ed] {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*100 Sawgrass Bnd, Virginia Bch, VA 23451-6533 (H) (804) 425-0484 

Wiggins, Carson O. [Carson] (Moeine) {FE} 
(BU) Grace -01081 

(O) (910) 226-0785 

*1899 Wilkins St, Burlington, NC 27217-1716 (H) (910) 227-3153 

Wilburn, William Joseph [Joe] {FE} 

(RO) Norman - 09320 FAX: (910) 652-3131 

*P0 Box 95, Norman, NC 28367-0095 (O) (910) 652-3131 

152 W. Moore St., Norman. NC 28367 . . . . (H) (910) 652-3131 



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Wilkerson, Richard Phillip [Rick] (Kathy) {FE} 
(RA) Knightdale - 08221 

*P0 Box 83, Knightdale, NC 27545-0083 (O) (919) 266-2373 

423 3rd Ave, Knightdale. NC 27545-9448 (H) (919) 266-2110 

Wilkinson, Howard M. [Hank] (Virginia) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*Rr 1 Box 292. Garysburq, NC 27831-9736 (H) (919) 536-3528 

Wilkinson, Scott Taylor [Scott] {FE} 
(BU) Prospect - 01391 

*P0 Box 277, Yanceyville. NC 27379-0277 (H) (910) 694-5566 

Williams, A. Morris [Morris] (Katharine) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd # AL-262, Durham. NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-7863 

Williams, James A. [Jimmy] (Nellie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2185 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell. NC 27544-9711 (H) (919) 438-8053 

Williams, James E. [Jim] (Jo-Ann) {OE} Email: joann@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Beech Grove-Rhems - 07050 

*1035 Washington Post Rd, New Bern. NC 28562-9297 (H) (919) 638-2248 

Williams, John E. [Johnny] (Jane) {FE} 

(RM) Conetoe - 10221 

*504 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1652 

504 Golfers Ln. Nashville, NC 27856-1652 (H) (919) 459-4324 

Williams, Richard J. [Richard] (Carolyn) {FD} 

(GO) Centenary - Deacon - 05371 FAX: (919) 934-9547 

*140 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3916 (O) (919) 934-2333 

410 S 4th St. Smithfield, NC 27577-4452 (H) (919) 934-8915 

Williams, Jr., Samuel A. [Skip] (Betsy A.) {FE} 
(BU) Saint Paul's -01091 

(O) (910) 228-1681 

*609 Trail 2, Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (910) 226-0818 

Williams, Terry Michael [Terry] (Jane) {LP} 
(EC) Anderson - 03031 

*101 Robin Ln, Edenton, NC 27932-1629 (H) (919) 482-7688 

Williams, William F. [Bill] (Edna) {FE} 
(NB) Atlantic - 07031 

PO Box 145, Atlantic, NC 28511-0145 (O) (919) 225-7701 

*P0 Box 235, Atlantic. NC 28511-0235 (H) (919) 225-3831 

Williford, George Bertram [George] (Brenda) {LP} 
(FA) Cotton - 04081 

*P0 Box 3. Godwin. NC 28344-0003 (H) (919) 980-1038 

Williford, Gladys R. [Gladys] {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*100 Peterson Ct, Holly Hill, FL 32117-2806 (H) (904) 257-1743 

Willingham, Malcolm Craig [Mac] (Johnny Carol) {FE} 

(RO) EXTMIN - VP of Clinical Services, Carolina Behavioral . . FAX: (910) 997-7722 

1219 Rockingham Rd., Suite 1, Rockingham, NC 28380-8251 . . (O) (910) 895-0980 

*111 Fairway Dr, Rockingham. NC 28379-9484 (H) (910) 895-6782 

Wilson, III, A. J. [Jack] (Nelson Campbell) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Past.Couns.Prog.Dir., Memorial Hospital 

Mem. Med. Plaza, Suite 208, Chattanooga, TN 37404 (O) (423) 495-6144 

*308 Laurel Lane, Lookout Mtn, TN 37350-1148 (H) (423) 821-8117 

Wilson, III, Ben H. [Ben] (Jane Latham Wilson) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*PQ Box 73, West End. NC 27376-0073 (H) (910) 673-4556 

Wilson, Claude T. [Claude] (Dorothy) {RM} 

(GR) Woodington - 06441 

*280 Gray Rd. Vanceboro. NC 28586-8100 (H) (919) 244-0028 



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Wilson, James L. [Jim] (Caaron) {FE} 

(RA) St. James - 08471 FAX: (919) 876-6030 

*3808 St. James Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604-5031 (O) (919) 876-5796 

2617 Coxindale Dr., Raleigh, NC 27615 (H) (919) 844-7239 

Wilson, Jr., Kelly J. [Kelly] (Jean L.) (RM) 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2406 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-3125 (H) (919) 286-4734 

Winberry, Herman 8. [Herman] (Christine) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*3804 N Walnut St, Lumberton, NC 28358-7730 (H) (910) 739-6029 

Wingfield, Meal Eddins [Neal] (Page) (PM) Email: new@acpub.duke.edu 

(BU) Eno-Palmer's Grove - 01210 

1211 Palmers Grove Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8419 . . (H) (919) 732-4694 
Wingo, Brian W. [Brian] (Diane) {FE} Email: bwingo@juno.com 

(DU) Carr - 02151 

*107 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703-3053 (O) (919) 596-7210 

205 Barclay Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1611 (H) (919) 479-5555 

Winstead, Arthur W. [Art] (Margaret) {RM} 
(GO) Smithfield:Asbury - 05361 

*130 Renwick Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-2978 (H) (919) 847-7920 

Winston, III, Joseph A. [Jay] (Donnie) {FE} Email: jwins3767@aol.com 

(FA) Hope Mills -04311 

3771 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348-1939 (O) (910) 425-0108 

*3767 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348-1939 (H) (910) 425-5019 

Wise, Denny C. [Denny] (Judy) {FE} 
(RO) St. Luke - 09201 

*1501 Turnpike Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-6821 

1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (H) (910) 276-6918 

Wise, Gilliam P. [Gil] (Linda) {PM} 
(RA)Zion -08621 

*P0 Box 548, Norlina, NC 27563-0548 (O) (919) 456-3566 

406 Division St, Norlina, NC 27563 (H) (919) 456-3435 

Witt, Peggy O. [Peg] (Bill) {FE} 
(SA) Vass-Cameron -11450 

(O) (910) 245-7665 

*P O Box 628, Vass, NC 28394-0628 (H) (910) 245-7660 

Witt, Jr., William J [Bill] (Peg) {FE} 
(SA) Pinebluff - 11260 

*P0 Box 65, Pinebluff, NC 28373-0065 (H) (910) 281-3797 

Wittman, Raymond Karl [Ray] (Diana) {FE} Email: preachray@aol.com 

(FA) Salem - 04261 

(O) (910) 483-8959 

*2171 Middle Rd, E Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9753 (H) (910) 483-2520 

Wolfe, William L. [Bill] (Biddie) {RM} Email: wolfetoo@visionet.org 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1121 Mebane Airport Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-9633 (H) (910) 563-9239 

Womack, Jr., LaVerne B. [Verne] (Leslie Ann) {FE} 
(SA) Sabbatical Leave 

*315 Steele St, Rockingham, NC 28379 (H) (910) 895-7496 

Womack, Leslie C. [Leslie] (LaVerne B.) {DM} 
(SA) Retired Diaconal Min. 

*315 Steele St, Rockingham, NC 28379 (H) (910) 895-7496 

Womack, Samuel J. [Samuel] {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*217 Vivian Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-0593 

Wood, Andrew B. [Andy] (Sheila) {LP} 
(FA) Sampson - 04430 

*P0 Box 216, Salemburg, NC 28385-0216 (O) (910) 525-5138 

Rr 2 Box 79A, Autryville, NC 28318-9518 (H) (910) 531-3537 



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Wood, Samuel L. [Sam] (Lois) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*3102 Cashwell Dr Unit 63. Goldsboro, NC 27534-4412 (H) (919) 778-8135 

Woodard, Jr., John R. [John] (Rita) {FE} 
(RM) Spring Hope - 10360 

*P0 Box 770, Spring Hope, NC 27882-0770 (O) (919) 478-3140 

110 McLean St., Spnnq Hope, NC 27882 (H) (919) 478-3435 

Woodcock, Eldon G. [Woody] (Libby) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 297, Cirdeville, NY 10919-0297 (H) (914) 361-5754 

Woodhouse, Andrea Reese [Andi] (David) {FE} 

(DU) Concord - 02071 FAX: (910) 599-7630 

*5021 Semora Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8435 (H) (910) 599-7630 

Woodhouse, David William [David] (Andrea) {FE} 

(DU) Oak Grove - 02431 FAX: (910) 599-7630 

(O) (910) 599-2469 

*5021 Semora Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8435 (H) (910) 599-7630 

Woodworth, Douglas R. [Douglas] (Erma) {IS} 
(GR) Noble's Chap.-Tabernacle - 06240 

*313 N Pitt St, Ayden, NC 28513-1623 (H) (919) 746-6534 

Wooldridge Jr, Oscar Bailey [Oscar] (Tew) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

M505 Edwards Mill Rd Apt G, Raleigh, NC 27612-3750 (H) (919) 571-1402 

Workman, Anna Gail [Anna Gail] (George) {DM} 
(BU) Diaconal Minister 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (910) 227-6263 

*2114 US Highway 70, Mebane, NC 27302-9034 (H) (919) 563-3488 

Worley, William Earl [Bill] (Nancy) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*9827 NW Pine Level St, Arcadia, FL 34266-9546 (H) (941) 494-6853 

Worth, Sr., Leroy [Leroy] (Rennett) {LP} 
(RO) Pembroke Circuit - 09350 

*1408 Swallow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-2417 (O) (919) 851-6315 

1408 Swallow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-2417 (H) (919) 851-6315 

Wright, Johnnie L. [John] (Annette) {PM} 
(SA) Sanford Circuit - 11360 

*P O Box 1512, Lillington, NC 27546-1512 (H) (910) 893-8144 

Wynn, Samuel [Sam] (Rosemary) {FE} Email: nbdist@coastalnet.com 

(NB) New Bern District Super FAX: (919) 637-9404 

*1503 Kimberly Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-3307 (H) (919) 637-4600 

Yang, Chong Ho [Chong] (So Young (Choe) Yang) {PM} 
(RO) St. John-Gibson - 09510 

POBox 181, 13280 Church St., Gibson, NC 28343 (O) (910) 268-2777 

*POBox 181, 6040 Main St., Gibson, NC 28343-0181 (H) (910) 268-4292 

Yelverton, Pernecie C. [P C] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

'PO Box 173, Fremont, NC 27830-0173 (H) (919) 242-4655 

Yount, John W. [John] (Connie) {LP/D} 

(DU) Stoval - 02541 FAX: (919) 693-8043 

*5101 Stagecoach Rd., Oxford, NC 27565-9118 (H) (919) 693-4839 

Yow, Jr., William Joseph [Joey] (Julia) {FE} 
(GO) Four Oaks - 05091 

*P0 Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524-0177 (O) (919) 963-2095 

PO Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524-0177 (H) (919) 963-2773 

Zigbuo, Herbert Seilami [Herbert] (Mary) {OE} Email: 75413,1002compuserve 

(Wl) St. John-Smith Chapel - 12410 

*226 Fairfield Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401-2726 (O) (910) 815-0806 



97 Widows 

WIDOWS OF DECEASED CLERGY 

Anderson.Barbara L,(H. E. III),PO Box 25494,Fayetteville,NC,28314-1898 

Barnhill,Grace,(C.E.Price),601 Hillcrest Ave,Gastonia28052-6 178, [704-864-7695] 
Barrs.Patricia Akers, (William K.),3118 Terra Granada Dr.Walnut Creek, CA,94595-3524 
Beam,Margaret B.,(A.C.Regan),3000 Monument Ave Apt 2,Richmond,VA,2322 1-1426 
Beede,Ruth,(HaroIdR.),WhitakerGlen,Raleigh,rSC,27668, [9 19-833-0632] 
Benson, Frances W.,(R.W.Bradshaw),1616 W. Nash St.,Wilson,NC,27893 
Berry, Edith, (R.LFowlkes), 1811 Shepard St,Mor'hd City,INC,28557-4051, [9 19-726-8564] 
Berry,Peggy Hill,(L.E.Hill),495 Buck Swamp Rd,Goldsboro,NC,27530-8032 
Boone,Ruth E., (Daniel C.),PO Box 372,Halifax,MC,27839-0372,[919-583-19411 
Boone,Ellen B.,(P.W.),1605 Sanderling Dr,Mor'hd City,NC,28557-4807, [919-808-3456] 
Bradley, Lorene G.,(David G.),2414 Perkins Rd,Durham,NC,27706-2517,[919-489-4277] 
Brandenburg,Lucille P.,(F.B.),670 Hicks Rd,Candor,NC,27229-8283,[910-572-2272] 
Brigman,Ella Mae,(Carey H.),145 Straits Point Rd,Beaufort,rSC,285 16-7222 
Brodie,Helen,(R.S.),6905 Wooden Rail Ln,Summerfield,NC,27358-9219,[910-643-4080] 
Brown,Catherine,(C.D.),102TuscaroraDr,Hillsborough,MC,27278-2530,[919-732-1096] 

Carruth,Roberta F.,(Paul),3035 Wycliff Rd,Raleigh,rSC,27607-3038, (9 19-787-3464] 
Casey,Miriam M.,(John F.),1122 Ragsdale Rd,Greenville,MC,27858-3918,[800-669-2835] 
Chaplin.Rosa J.,(A. L),401 S Andrews Ave,Goldsboro,NC,27530-6 103, [9 19-735-5567] 
Cheek,Helen F.,(A.B.Falls,Jr.),Rt.3, Box 56E,Clinton,NC,28328,[910-564-2166] 
Coble,Virginia B.,(J.F.),407 Walking Stick Trl,Clinton,INC,28328-2251, [9 10-739- 1836] 
Connor, Frankie B.,(W.O.),127 Westbrook Dr,Wilmington,28405-7501, [9 10-799-0400] 
Cotton,Alice V.,(Worth B.),PO Box 427,Mount Gilead,NC,27306-0427,[910-439-5173] 
Couchman,Elsie,(J.R.),311 Longwood Dr.Newport Mews,VA,23606-3756 
Crawley,Mary M.P.,(H.F.),Rrl Box 282,Roanoke Rapids,NC,27870-9724,[919-535-1678] 
Cucare.Sarah L.,(N.T.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,28358-2148,[910-738-54311 

Davenport,Georgia C.,(Wm. S.),6679 NC 33,Grimesland,NC,27837,[919-752-4573] 
Davis, Elizabeth R., (George A.),2254 Preacher Davis Rd,Haw River,NC,27258-9791 
Dawson,Deltra,(Robert W.),Rt.7, Box 8, Mary Lane,Whiteville,NC,28472, [9 19-642-58 17] 
Dicks, Dorothy S.,(R. L.),c/o Joanie Connell, Sarasota, FL,34232 

Dillon,D.Anita T.,(F.F.),572 Saulston Road,Goldsboro,MC,27534-8522,[919-778-6472] 
Dodson,Georgia,(S.G.),7311CalibreParkDr,#204,Durham,NC,27707-5678,[919-489-78981 
Drew.Joan N., (Robert M.),200 George St,Fairmont,MC,28340-2054,[910-628-8965] 
Dunn,Aileen,(J. C.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2148,[910-739-01331 

Early,Crisstine S.,(Joyce V.),100 Heritage Dr # 207,St Simons Is,GA,3 1522-2023 
Edens,Annie B., (Nelson P.),2834 Barmettler St,Raleigh,NC,27607-4100 
Edwards,Fleeta C.,(J.E.Wood),183 Thorpe St,Henderson,27536-4850, [9 19-438-2871] 
Edwards,Geraldine B.,(J.P.),507 Cashwell Pl,Goldsboro,NC,27534-7528, [9 19-736- 1206] 
Elkins.Venia E.,(011ie V.),2700A Parkwood Ave Apt 107,Chattanooga,TN,37404-1747 
Ellis,Luel!a,(W.M.), 1 02 Faimew St,Williamston,NC,27892- 1 406, (9 1 9-792-8453] 
Etheridge,Pauline,(C. R.),213 Broad St W Apt 209,Wilson,NC,27893-3800 
Eubanks,Lina West,(George B.),PO Box 243,Trenton,riC,28585-0243 
Evans,Pauline B.,(P.W.Evans),833 Tillery St,Rocky Mt,NC,27803-2627, (9 19-442-9544] 

Farmer,Eula,(Wm.H.),235 Pineview Cemetery Rd,Mt.Olive,28365-8207, [9 19-658-3526] 
Fisher,Mabel B.,(Jesse T.),9 Clegg St,Franklinton,NC,27525-1325,[919-494-2228] 
Fisher,Ruth K.,(Edgar B.),Cardinal Ctr.,1000 W.Allen St.,Hendersonville,NC,28739 
Fraley,Melva McNeill,(netcher),910 Avery Pl,Greensboro,MC,27408-7702 
Freeman.Kathryn A.,(William L),1605 Greenleaf St,Durham,NC,27701-1432 

Gardner,Lavinia H.,(C. O., Sr.),Rr 1 Box 1022,Holly Hill,SC,29059-9669 
Garlington,Virginia M.,(J.E.),101 Conifer Ct,Clinton,NC,28328-3027,[910-592-75611 
Gehweiler, Bonnie Jones,(S.J.Jones),421 Ridge Rd,Waynesville,NC,28786-5043 
Gradeless,Alice,(Robert M.),1603 West Rd,Kinston,NC,28501-2763, [910-526-2659] 
Graham,Clementine H.,(O.M.),717 Walnut St,Laurinburg,28352-4529, [9 10-276-0 180] 
Griffis,Nena D., (James W.),611 Sumner Ave,Greenwood,MS,38930-2436 
Grimes,Ruby A.,(J.J.),1316 Pruden St,Roanoke Rapids,NC,27870-31 19,(919-535-1007] 
Gurley,Eloise,(R. G.),PO Box 367,Selma,NC,27576-0367, [9 19-965-3226] 

Hale.Dilys Rowlands, (Holland L),517 Morreene Rd,Durham,27705-2924, [9 19-383-21 16] 
Hamilton,Susan F.,(R.C.),2188 Scotts Hill LoopRd,Wilm'gtn,28405-6742, [9 10-686-95 19] 



Widows 98 

Hardwick,Ruth Bowman,(Olen),320 Lakeview Dr,Waynesville,NC,28786-9490 
Harris.Erah Mason,(Cecil B.),1119 Seashore Dr,Atlantic,NC,28511-9609,[919-225-2731] 
Hathaway,Ocie B.,(Offie L),MRH, 2616 Envin Rd.,Durham,MC,27705,[919-383-8639] 
Heath.Hazel B.,(C.F.),409 N Madison St.Madisonville.TX, 77864-3209, [409-348-2295] 
Hedden,Jean M.,(F.D.),958 Birch Cr.Dr.,WiImington,NC,28403-4200,[910-791-7633] 
Herbert,Ruth E.,(J. Furman),221 Lakewood Dr,Asheville,iNC,28803-2217 
Hicks,Margaret,(C. B.),262 Angelo Cir,Whiteville,NC,28472-7404, [91 0-642-2760] 
Hill.Wiilar T.,(Jonathan C.),48I1 Gaynor Rd., Charlotte, rSC,282 11 
Hillman,Estelle W.,(E.L.),1926 Overland Drive.Chapel Hill,NC,27514,[919-383-0975] 
Hogue,011ie M.,(George E.),403 W 39th St,Wilmington,DE,19802-21 15,1302-764-3183} 
Hollowell,Jo Anne,(C.R.),206 Sunset Dr,Hertford,MC,27944-1423,[919-426-5461] 
Hough,MaryJane,(T.B.),1224Vi!l.Cr.Ln#A-l,Mt.Pleasant,SC,29464,1803-881-1839j 
Howard,Edith B.,(Wm. M.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,MC,27705,[919-383-90941 

Jerome,Jean P.,(R. L.),2100 Twin Church Rd Unit 47, norence,SC,2950 1-8285 
Johnson.Sally P.,(C. A.),903 W Murray Ave,Durham,NC,27704-3035 
Johnson,Willie D.,(H.B.),PO Box 101 083,Birmingham,AL,352 10-4989, [205-956-0692] 
Jones,Stella Mae,(F.L.).739 Yorkshire Rd,FayettevilIe,NC,28314-0717,[910-867-19941 

King,Mollie D.,(William R.),PO Box 204,Sneads Ferry,MC,28460-0204, [9 10-327-2565] 
Kinlaw,Annie D.,(G.C.),624 Jones Ferry Rd # 9 l,Carrboro,2751 0-1 57, [9 19-933-6036] 

Layfield, Frances Z.,(P.H.,Jr),10 Country Club, #2 l,Hazelwood,MC,28738, [704-456-6241] 
Ledford.Geneva M.,(J.T.),c/o Sharon Hedge.Peny Hall,MD,21 128,[410-256-7076] 
Lee,Mildred M., (Allen C.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2148 
Lewis.Pearl W., (Vance A.),PO Box 143,Marshallberg,NC,28553-0143, [919-729-8231] 
Lewis,Ruth C.,(Leon, Jr.),368B Big Daddys Rd,Pikevi!le,MC,27863-9474,[919-242-6342] 
Lineberger,Allene,(J.W.),MRH,2616 Erwin Rd.,AL 2,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-4561] 
Lowry,Brenda H.,(T.D.),4850 Pinedale Blvd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2102,[910-738-24041 
Lowiy.Myrtle L,(Haivey),Rr 3 Box 254,Rowland,NC,28383-9557,|910-521-46921 

Maides,Virginia,(J.T.),936 Winchester Ave SW,Roanoke,VA,240 15-53 18, [703-344-4055] 
Maness,Callie W.,(C.W.Wooten),1396 Ritter Rd,Robbins,NC,27325-7317,[910-464-2127] 
Maness,Edith H.,(Paul W.),7817 Gold Acres Farm Rd.Prince George,VA,23875-3030 
Maness,Ruth N.,(M.W.),Hope Mills Retirement Ctr.,Hope Mills,MC,28348, [9 10-425-6306] 
Marsh, Audrey, (George M., Jr.),116 E Judd St,Zebulon,rSC,27597-2422, [9 19-269-0322] 
Martin, Elizabeth P.,(Haywood L),PO Box 216,Engelhard,MC,27824-0216,[919-925-6331] 
Martin,EIizabeth R.,(W. C.),c/o Maxine Penny,Clayton,NC,27520,[919-553-7969] 
McCall,Blanche,(Emmit C.),PO Box 3104,Anderson,SC,29624 

McCallum,WiIhelmina P.,(J.H.),1662 Baysden Ct.,Fayetteville,NC,28303,[910-822-1047] 
McCullen,Gladys C,(Billie),517 Grantham Sch.Rd,Gorsboro,27530-9763, [919-689-2429] 
McLamb,Katie,(M. D.),RR 4 Box 196,Rockingham,NC,28379-9420,[910-582-1485] 
McNair,Rossie G.,(E.M.), 19620 Sally McMair Rd,Laurinburg,28352-7 142, [9 10-276-4634] 
McPherson,Tracy T., (Bruce W.),Rr 2 Box 351,Kittrell,NC,27544-9605,[919-492-94861 
McRae,Alma C.,(Robert B.),c/o Monroe W. Leach,Chapel Hill,NC,27514 
Meacham,Carrie Rook,(W.F.),P O Box 97,Ellerbe,NC,28338-0097,[919-652-61071 
Measamer,Mary S.,(E. H.),MRH, 2616 Envin Rd.,Durham,MC,27705,[919-383-4921] 
Mewborn,Patricia,(Charles H.),8142 Gibson Rd,Gibson,NC,28343-8434,[910-268-4968] 
Miller,Elsie M.,(J. H.),309 W Comwallis Rd,Durham,NC,27707-2853 
Miller,Lorene Poe,(George D.),15511 Country Ridge Dr,Chesterfield,MO,630 17-7455 
Minor,Mary T.,(Harold D.),anit 4, Regency Sq.,Franklin,TN,37064 
Moe,Martha, (David L),308 NE 58th St,Oak lsland,NC,28465-4813,[910-278-6570] 
Moore,Marie R., (Virgil N.),Mount Olive Retirement Village,Mount 01ive,MC,28365 
Moore,rSina Ray, (Jack W),530 Avent St,Rocky Mount,MC,27804-2704, [9 19-972-4588] 
Morris,Myra, (Clarence P.),629-C W. Front St.,Budington,rSC,27215,[910-229-4562] 
Mullikin.lrene H.,(Wade A.),404 Privette St NE,Wilson,NC,27893-2635,[919-235-3343] 

Meese.Anna B.,(W. Junius),3305 Courtney Ln,Sanford,NC,27330-8963, [9 19-776-7764] 
Newman,Colleen,(William W.),205 Center St,Apex,NC,27502-1701, [919-387-0347] 
Newton,Ethel M.,(P. F.),116 Churchill Rd,Dallas,NC,28034-1300 
Nichols,Julia Tyson,(G.H.Tyson),200 Lorraine St,Carrboro,NC,27510-l 120 
Nickens,lnez S.,(C.G.),1210 Park Avenue A,Goldsboro,NC,27530-3918,[919-736-4196] 

Ormond,Helen,(J. Kern), 1802 W Ehringhaus St,Elizabeth Cty,NC,27909, [9 19-338-2309] 
Overton,Rena S., (Ernest G.),821 Jeb Stuart Rd,Chadeston,SC,29412-9161 



99 Widows 

Owen.Patricia.g. Malloy II1),4007 Logan Cir.Indian Trail,NC,28079-65 17, [704-882-869 11 
Owens.OIivia lnez,(H. M., Jr.),lll Rowe St,Goldsboro,MC,27530-8803,[919-291-4253] 

Page.Frances F.,(Jack. W.),RR 3,Rowland,NC,28383-9803, [9 10-422-8745] 
Paluck,Dianne T.,(W.E.Tisdale),PO Box 97,Burgaw,MC,28425-0097, [910-259-9096] 
Phillips,Margaret,(H.A.,Jr.),1075 N 3rd St,Wytheville,VA,24382-1171,[919-354-3198] 
Phillips.Mary E.,(J.G.),3113 Charles B Root Wynd,Raleigh,27612-5379,[919-781-4383] 
Pursley.Elva N.,(Forrest W.),PO Box 607,Hamlet,MC.28345-0607,[910-582-1050] 

Quigley.Annliza J., (Horace G.),509 Darden Ct,Rocky Mount,NC,27804-4502 

Reynolds, Bernice, (Foster L.),PO Box 95,Salter Path,NC,28575-0095,[919-247-3253] 
Reynolds,Doris D.,(Aionzo Lee),144 13th Ave NW,Hickory,28601-3750,[704-322-8496] 
Richardson,Alice M.,(Allen),101 Williams St,Tabor City,rSC,28463-21 19 
Riggs,Huldah W.,(W.D.Wise.),221 Seashore Dr,Swansboro,28584-88 11, [9 10-326-5806] 
Rogers,Jessie J.,(Harry L),8001 Penny Rd,Raleigh,MC,27606-9066,(919-851-l 1 15] 
Romines,Sarah M.,(C.P.Mason),428 US Hwy 13 S,Goldsboro,NC,27530,1910-735-2263] 
Rouse,Marie P,(Jere A.),104 S Center St.La Grange,rSC,28551-1712,[919-566-2298) 
Rudin,Genevieve,(John J.), 1640 Marion Ave,Durham,NC,27705-5809, [9 19-493-2243] 
Russell.Alta Stone,(Leon),925 Mew Garden Rd Apt 609,Greensboro,NC,27410-3258 
Ruth,Robyn T.,(Wm.A.),l 106 West Church St.Elizabeth City,NC,27909,[919-338-27021 

Salmon.Audrey H., (Frank D.),PO Box 53 l,Shallotte,MC,28459-0531, [9 10-754-4905] 
Schutt,Diane May,(C. Dubois),605 Weavers Chapel Rd,Littleton,NC,27850-9587 
Seawell,Claudia M.,(W.A.),6965 Snow Camp Rd.Snow Camp,NC,27349, [910-376-6852] 
Shinkle,Maxine B.,(R. D.),2915 Bainswick Ave.New Bern,MC,28562-2601 
Shoaf,Jane,(E. Clifford),216 E Water St,Edenton,rSC,27932- 1949, [9 19-482-8502] 
Shockley,Doris,(Grant S.),3423 Revere Rd SW,Atlanta,GA,3033 1-23 15, [404-344-0542] 
Shore,Mattie D.,(Joe C.),4702 Mc Highway 54,Graham,NC,27253-9215 
Smith, Janet W., (Edward F.,Jr.),2616 Erwin Rd., Apt. C-4,Durham,MC,27705 
Snypes,Marie D.,(J.G.),932 N. McMillan Ave.,Wilmington,NC,28406,[910-395-1691] 
Stanford,Jo Ann,(J.C.),1017 M Hill Rd,Fayetteville,rSC,28303-38 14, [9 10-867-07 18] 
Stott,Rora B.,(J.D.),925 New Garden Rd. #50 l,Greensboro,274 10-3258, [9 10-294-3575] 
Sullivan,Gregg,(G.D.Pappendick),308 Collinwood Dr,Burlington,27215,[910-584-4029] 

Tenney,lzella M,(H. Lester),807 Doctors Dr,Kinston,NC,28501-1582,[919-527-1079] 
Thompson, Frances S.,(A.L.),1080 N Leak St,So.Pines,NC,28387-4143,[910-692-8267] 
Tyson,Eleanor W., (David M.),Cypress Glen,Greenville,fSC,27858- 1637, [9 19-830-2764] 
Tyson,Ruth C.,(M.Dewey),1714 Knollwood Dr,Greenville,NC,27858-5321, [919-355-2925] 

amstead,Etta M.,(C.1.),2963 GS Hwy 70 E,Beaufort,NC,28516-7893, [919-728-5328] 

Vale,Etolia L.S.,(Charles E.),PO Box 482,Spartanburg,SC,29304-0482 

Vereen,Joyce G.,(LaFon C.),503 W 32nd St,Lumberton,NC,28358-2932,[910-739-8178] 

Vick,Catharine,(Mamn),MRH,2616 Envin Rd.,IL E,Durham,NC,27705,[919-382-8310] 

Wall,Lynn T.,(lvey J.),2163 Boones Neck Rd SW,Supply,NC,28462-6221, [910-842-3449] 
Walton,Mary Jane,(W. Carl),200 W.Cornwall Rd,#2307,Cary,NC,2751 1, [919-319-1 140] 
Ward,Margaret W.,(H.N.,Sr.),130 W Tiyon St,Hillsborough,27278-2552, [91 9-732-3460] 
Warren,Glenn Y.,(M. W.,Sr.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-70521 
Wentz,Shirley,(Allen),309 Delaware Rd,Franklin,VA,2385 1-2948, [757-562-3042] 
West,Pearl G.,(C.R.),231 Pinners Point Rd,Beaufort,NC,28516-7832,[919-728-7353] 
White.Frances B.,(J.G.,Jr.),3088 Colony Rd,Durham,NC,27705-5560,[919-383-2567] 
White,Margaret W.,(F.O.Walker),303 Swordgate Dr,Cary,NC,27513-1633,[919-319-18221 
Williams,Anne C.,(L.W.Ross),206 Grandview Drive,Amherst,VA,24521 
Williams, Deleano, (A. P. Brantley),624 Country Club Dr,Burlington,NC,272 15-4930 
Wilson,Betty,(Robert L.),237 Monticello Ave,Durham,NC,27707-3910,[919-489-6955] 
Wilson, Elizabeth L.,(L.T."Ted"),PO Box 203,Roseboro,NC,28382-0203,[910-525-3283] 
Wilson, Jeanette W.,(W. Carleton),Rr 1 Box 1 10,Roxboro,NC,27573-9717,(910-599-0916] 
Wilson,Kay M.,(R.M.Smithson),204 Churchview Dr,Rocky Mt,27804-2209, [9 19-45 1-0448] 
Wilson.Sharon R.,(K.J.lll),PO Box 1600, Hwy 56,Creedmore,NC,27522, [9 19-528-0090] 
Womack,Jane B.,(C.P.),PO Box 2001,Southern Pnes,NC,28388-2001, [9 10-692-0 167] 
Wright,lva H.,(Carl K.),100 Hickory St.#B302,Greenville,NC,27858-1633,[919-756-5139] 



Lay Members 1 00 

LAY MEMBERS - 1997 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

BELLEMONT Joyce Collins, 4262 S. NC 49,Burlinqton,27215 

BETHEL Bonnie Mauro, 535 Moores Chapel Cemetery Rd.Granam, 27253 

BG:DAVIS STREET Frances Byrd, 922 Dogwood Ln,Graham.27253 

BG:DAVIS ST Alice Foster, 2400 Woodridge Rd,BurIington,27215 

BGiEMMANGEL Judy Mason, 923 Graham St,Burlington,27217 

BG: FAITH William Musser, 1288 Westbrook Ave.Elon College.27244 

BG:FROMT STREET Mary Ann Inabnit, 2074 Edgewood Ave,Burlington,27215 

BG:FRONT STREET Elaine Williams, 544 Cook Rd.Elon ColTege,27244 

BG:GRACE Bill Ritter, 2022 Crescent Dr,Graham,27253 

BG:ST.PAGL'S Harriet Wilson, 1 1 1 Maple Ave Gnit 404,Burlington,27215 

BGRLIMGTON CIRCGIT Ruby Swift, 1501 Gnderwood Rd,Elon ColTege,27244 

CARRBORO Odell Barham, 121 Cheek St,Carrboro,27510 

CARRBORO John Boone, 301 Lindsay St,Carrboro,27510 

CEDAR GROVE Gordon Liner, 5614 Enand-Ced.Gr.Rd.,Cedar Grove,27231 

CENTER Daphne McPherson, 2558 Greenhili Rd.Snow Camp, 27349 

CH.H1LL:ALDERSGATE Grace Hackney, 109 Eagle Rock Ct.Chapel Hill,27516 

CH.H1LL:AM1TY Peggy Loddengaard, 3801 Riders Trl,Hillsborough,27278 

CH:H1LL:CHRIST Mary Peacock, 100 Westgreen Dr,Chapel Hill,27516 

CH.HILLORANGE David Peck, 102 Foxridge Ct,Chapel Hill,27514 

CH.H1LL:GM1VERS1TY Joe Laton, 1019 Pinehurst Dr,Chapel Hill,27514 

CH:H1LL:GN1VERS1TY Roberta Anderson, 530 Fearrington Post,Pittsboro,27312 

CHESTNGT RIDGE York Squires, PO Box l,Enand,27243 

COBB CIRCGIT Johnny McDowell, 3709 Shady Grove Rd,Providence,27315 

CONCORD John Galloway, 8367 South MC 87,Snow Camp,27349 

EFLAND Tisha Kale, PO Box 206,Enand,27243 

ELON COLLEGE:FlRST Ann Hancock, 1526 Sherwood Dr,Burlington,27215 

EMMMNGEL Gerry White, 2315 Edgewood Ave.,Burlington,27215 

ENO-PALA^R'S GR Sue Holden, 112 Shelton Ct,Hillsborough,27278 

EVERGREEN David Bryant, 440 Hudson Woods Rd,Pittsboro,27312 

FAIRVIEW Byron Gross, 3768 Osceola Rd,Elon College,27244 

FRIENDSHIP J. C. Johnson, 6701 S. NC 49,Burlington,27215 

GR'M:CHR.-CED.CL1FF Phil Isaacs, 5287 Lindley Mill Rd,Graham,27253 

GRAHAM:F1RST Charles Staton, 221 Jefferson Dr,Graham,27253 

GRAHAM:F1RST Camille Staton, 221 Jefferson Dr,Graham,27253 

HAW RIVER Dorothy Dath, 2716 Mckinney St,Burlington,27217 

HEBRON John Whited, 71 Byrd Rd,Mebane,27302 

HIGHTOWER Lois Rudd, 2021 Deep Creek Church Rd,Burlington,27217 

HILLSBOROGGH Wes Scarlett, 500 Hepowil Tree N,Hillsborough,27278 

LEASBGRG Sam Winstead, lOl Sams Ham Rd,Leasburg,27291 

LEBANON-CARR Benny Bradley, 6719 Banks Rd,Mebane,27302 

MEBANE L. H. Johnson, 856 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane,27302 

MEBANE Ted Zeller, 514 N Carr St,Mebane.27302 

MILTON David Solomon, Rr 1 Box 330,Milton,27305 

MT. HERMON Camilla Isley, 1061 Southern H.S. Road,Burlington,27215 

MT. HERMON . . . Margaret Burgess, 4720 Bellemont-Mt.Hermon Rd.,Burlington,27215 

NEW SHARON Fred Braswell, 4631 Myers Park Dr,Durham,27705 

NEW HOPE Jean Vernon, 428 Yarborough Mills Rd.,Milton,27305 

ORANGE Sandy Lange, 14 Wedgewood Ct,Chapel Hill,27514 

PHILLIPS CHAPEL Ray Gossage, 2404 Meadow Crk.Lane,Graham,27253 

PROSPECT Mary Carter, 69 Bo Carter Rd,Yanceyville,27379 

ROCK CREEK Sarah McPherson, 7322 Bass Mountain Rd,Snow Camp,27349 

SALEM(AL^MANCE) Louise Carter, 507 Oakgrove Dr,Graham,27253 

SAXAPAHAW Ben Bulla, 6328 Lindley Mill Rd,Graham,27253 

SHILOH Anderrena Lewns. 960 N NC Highway 87,Burlington,27217 

ST. LGKE'S Ron Durham, 1358 Greenwood Dr,Burlington,27217 

SWEPSONVILLE T. Melvin Haney, 2315 Lacy St,Burlington,27215 

GNION GROVE Sue Morand, 2412 New Hope Dr,Chapel Hill,27514 

WALNGT GROVE Elma Hawkins, 2417 Laws Store Rd,Hurdle Mills,27541 

WEST ORANGE Rachel Edwards, 7402 Old Greensboro Rd.Chapel Hill,27516 

YOGTH MEMBER Karen Davis, 3357 Phillips Chapel Rd.,Haw River,27258 

DURHAM DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

ALLENSVL-TRINITY Frederick Rivers, 353 Gentry Dunkley Rd,Roxboro,27573 

ANDREWS CHAPEL John Colclough, 204 Andrews Chapel Rd,Durham,27703 

BANKS-GR.HILL Robinette Husketh, 3523 Brassfield Rd,Creedmoor,27522 



101 Lay Members 

BETHESDA R. H. Ballard, 5621 Nob Hill Rd.Durham,27704 

BaTNER:COMM Milton Smith, 116 Badger Cir,Roxboro,27573 

BGTMERiCOMM Paula Pittard, 311 28th St,Butner,27509 

CONCORD Don Nowell, 6260 Semora Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

CREEDMOOR Patsy Perry, PO Box 65,Creedmoor,27522 

DU:ALDERSGATE Ken Morris, 5302 Falkirk Dr,Durham,27712 

DGiALDERSGATE Rod Duncan, 1104 Stonebridge Dr,Durham,27712 

DGiASBURY TEMP Julius Davis, 1828 S Alston Ave,Durham,27707 

DGiASBGRY Margaret Hurst, 948 Clarion Dr,Durham,27705 

DG:ASBGRY Jack Medley, 2 Marigold Pl,Durham,27705 

DG: BETHANY Jane Betts, 2305 Tampa Ave.,Durham,27705 

DG:BETHANY Eston Betts, 2305 Tampa Ave.,Durham,27705 

DG:CALVARY Boo Tyson, 1516 Ruffin St.,Durham,27701 

DG:CARR Diane Wingo, 205 Barclay Rd,Durham,27712 

DG:DGKE MEM Cathy Shepherd, 3804 W Cornwallis Rd,Durham,27705 

DGiDGKE MEM Warren Johnson, 2204 Marlowe Dr,Durham,27705 

DG:DGKE'S CHAP Manley Whitfield, 1112 Thompson Rd,Durham,27704 

DG:EPWORTH . . . Barbara Conkling, 5500 Fortunes Ridge Dr Apt 96D,Durham,27713 

DG:EPWORTH Cindy Peters, 2330 Bedford St Apt 15,Durham,27707 

DG:GLENDALE HTS Lib Sandefur, 421 W. Maynard Ave.,Durham,27704 

DG:GOOD SHEP'RD Olga Kibaya, 2159 N Roxboro Rd # 16,Durham,27704 

DG:LAKEWOOD Tommy Walters, 1754 Riverside Dr,Hillsborough,27278 

DG:MCMANNEN Lois Blanton, 4632 Pinedale Dr,Durham,27705 

DG:PARKWOOD Emily Gillis, 6509 Hunters Ln,Durham,27713 

DG:PLEASANT GR Ron Overaker, 2618 Pleasant Green Rd,Durham,27705 

DG:RESGRRECT10N Marian Thomas, 212 W Weaver St,Durham,27707 

DG:ST.PAGL Margaret Gmberger, 2516 State St,Durham,27704 

DG:TR1NITY Fay Sv^ndell, 1427 Acadia St,Durham,27701 

DG:TR1NITY Herbert Swindell, 1427 Acadia St,Durham,27701 

ELLIS CHAPEL Delia Whitfield, 10117 Hampton Rd,Rougemont,27572 

FLETCHER'S CHAP Jim Carpenter, 2208 Carpenter Rd,Durham,27704 

GRANVILLE-VANCE Brenda Jones, 522 Salem Rd,Oxford,27565 

GRANVILLE CIR Tyson Bragg, 1658 Suitts Store Rd,Franklinton, 27525 

HELENA Donna Hicks, 30 River Gorge Run,Rougemont,27572 

HENDERSON:ClTY RD Minnie Allen, 202 Harrison Ave,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON: FIRST Bill Cox, PO Box 133,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON:FlRST Bertha Woltz, 290 Stagecoach Rd,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON:WHITE MEM Betty Johnson, 145 Hunters Rdg,Henderson,27536 

LEA'S CHAPEL Elgin Rudder, 33 Rolling Hills Rd,Roxboro,27573 

MARROW'S CHAPEL C. T. Keeton, 530 Pine Ridge Rd.,Henderson,27536 

MASSEY Barbara Wimberley, Rt. 3, Box 324,Durham,27713 

MCMANNEN Ernest J. Wendell, 1308 Kent St,Durham,27707 

MT. BETHEL Walter Newton, 8917 Millers Bend,Bahama,27503 

MT. TABOR Nancy Poole, 3523 N.Roxboro Rd,Bldg.l5,Apt.F,Durham,27704 

MT. TIRZAH Shirley M. Duncan, 1889 Surl-Mt.Tirzah Rd,Timberlake,27583 

MT. SYLVAN Harvey Tippett, 6008 N Roxboro Rd,Durham,27712 

MT. SYLVAN Charlotte Tippett, 6008 N Roxboro Rd,Durham,27712 

MT.ZION Dewey Allison, 2670 Rat River Church Rd,Roxboro,27573 

OAK GROVE Rose Wilkerson, PO Box 224,Roxboro,27573 

OXFORD Pete Strother, 404 Forest Rd,Oxford,27565 

OXFORD Peggy Strother, 404 Forest Rd,Oxford,27565 

OXFORD:SALEM Carl Lawrence, 207 E Spring St,Oxford,27565 

REHOBOTH-HARR.CHAP Mary Paschall, 1301 Gun Club Rd,Henderson,27536 

ROGGEMONT Kathleen Anderson, PO Box 91,Rougemont,27572 

ROXBORO:CA-VAL Jan Powell, 830 Dennys Store Rd,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:GRACE James Allen, 614 Ridge Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:LONGHGRST Lorene Turner, 150 Maple St,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Ben Tillett, 713 Chub Lake Rd,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Rosalie Gates, 230 Crestwood Dr,Roxboro,27573 

SALEM(PERSON CO.) Burnell Rogers, 7828 Burlington Rd,Hurdle Mills,27541 

STEM-BGLLOCK'S Pat Byrd, 2091 Sanders Rd,Stem,27581 

STOVALL Linwood Hudson, Rr 5 Box 164,Oxford,27565 

TABERNACLE Ruth Tucker, PO Box 13,Townsville,27584 

WARREN'S GR Virginia Wrenn, 46 Vance Wrenn Rd.,Roxboro,27573 



Lay Members 1 02 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

AHOSKIE Sterling Shue, 915 Alton St W,Ahoskie,27910 

ANDERSON Weldon Byrum, Rr l,Hertford,27944 

CENTER HILL Gladys White, 747 Sandy Ridge Rd,Tyner,27980 

CHOWAN:BETHANY Mary L. McKinley, 1716 Providence Rd.Hizabeth Cty,27909 

COLERAIN Almarie McCrery, PO Box 295,Colerain,27924 

COLINGTON Henry Dean Haywood, 2472 Colington Rd.Kill Devil Hl,27948 

CRESWELL Howard Davenport, 591 Davenport Forks Rd.,Creswell,27928 

CGRRITGCK Bob Simon, P O Box 540,Grandy,27939 

DOCK Hal Denny, 85 Poteskeet Trl,Southrn Shore,27949 

EC:C!TY ROAD Charles Koch, PO Box 57,Elizabeth Cty,27907 

ECrPlRST Mavis Barber, 901 W. Church St., Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:F1RST Erma Turner, 1319 N. Williams Cir., Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:R1VERSIDE Frances G. Shannonhouse, 921 Bartlett Ave,Elizabeth Cty,27909 

EDENTON William Caviness, 200 Country Club Dr,Edenton,27932 

GATESVILLE Lida Webb, PO Box 334,Gatesville,27938 

HARRELLSVILLE Belle Adams, PO Box 191,Colerain,27924 

HATTERAS Cynthia Harper, P O Box 552,Hatteras,27943 

HATTERAS Doris Reminq, PO Box 592,Hatteras,27943 

HERTFORD Lorraine Simpson, Rt. 1, Box 777,Hertford,27944 

HERTFORD Lester Simpson, Rt. 1 , Box 777,Hertford,27944 

KINNAKEET Dabni Gray, PO Box 226,Avon,27915 

KITTY HAWK Ina Jewell, 1 178 W Kitty Hawk Rd.Kitty Hawk,27949 

KITTY HAWK Doris Card, 217 B Soundside Rd.,Nags Head,27959 

AAANNS HARBOR Kay Tosto, P O Box 95,Manns Harbor,27953 

MANTEO:MT.OLIVET Jean Payne, PO Box 2176,Manteo,27954 

MANTEO:MT. OLIVET Reuben Payne, P O Box 2176,Manteo,27954 

MOYOCK Linda Lloyd, Rr 3 Box 350,Moyock,27958 

MT. HERMON Eva Harrison, 113 Hawthorne Dr,Elizabeth Cty,27909 

MGRFREESBORO Mattie Mason, 701 Edgewood Dr,Murfreesboro,27855 

NEW HOPE Bobby Jones, Rr 3 Box 554,Hertford,27944 

NEWLAND-GRACE Frank Wood, 449 Crooked Run Rd.Elizabeth Cty,27909 

NORTH GATES Kaye Harrell, Rr 1 Box 12,Gates,27937 

OCRACOKE Calvin O'Neal, PO Box 56,Ocracoke,27960 

PERKINS Bruce Simons, 102 Village Dr,Elizabeth Cty,27909 

PILMOOR MEMORIAL Rhonda Morris, PO Box 827,Maple,27956 

PLYMOUTH A. M. Stanton, PO Box 925,Plymouth,27962 

SHARON Sue Collie, PO Box 40,Poplar Branch,27965 

SHILOH Ben Barbee, 280 Bayview,Stumpy Point,27978 

SOUTH CAMDEN Iris Hand, 104 Havenwood Dr,Camden,27921 

SOUTH MILLS Jessie Pearce, 205 Chamberlain Rd,South Mills,27976 

TYRRELL George Owens, PO Box 174,Columbia,27925 

UNION-NEWBEGUN Peggy Bradley, 360 Harris Rd., Elizabeth Cty.27909 

WANCHESE:BETHANY Maxine Daniels, PO Box 275,Wanchese,27981 

WINDSOR Robert Castelloe, 208 Belmont St,Windsor,27983 

WOODLAND Vera Harrell. Rr 4 Box 190,Hertford,27944 

YOUNG ADULT tmR Toni Wood, 102 Troy Dr,EIizabeth Cty,27909 

YOUTH MEMBER Matt Tunnell, 18C Ainsley Rd,Hertford,27944 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YGOTH MEMBERS 

ANGIER Sue Ogburn, PO Box 305,Angier,27501 

CLINTON CIR M. C. Sessoms. PO Box 551,Roseboro,28382 

CLlNTONiFlRST Lewis Talton, 305 Fisher Dr,Clinton,28328 

CLlNTON:FIRST Loyd Godley, 102 Sir Leslie Ct,Clinton,28328 

CLINTON:GRACE Frances Daughtry, 900 Raleigh Rd,Clinton,28328 

COATS Joe Tart, Rr 4 Box 824,Dunn,28334 

COTTON Sarah Fiero, 3113 Boxley Ct,Fayetteville,28306 

CUMBERLAND Janet Murphy, 137 Ham Rd.Hope Mills,28348 

DUNNiDMNE ST Pat Brewer, 400 Marlowe Dr.,Dunn,28334 

DUNNiDMNE ST George Sessoms, 1114 Friendly Rd,Dunn,28334 

EBENEZER G. B. Westbrook, 563 Westbrook Dairy Rd.Mount OIive,28365 

ERWIN Gordon Ennis, 501 E H St,Erwin,28339 

FAiCAMP GROUND Bob Chaffin, 4603 Gen Ct.,Fayetteville,28314 

FA:CAMP GROUND Terry Preiss, 409 Oakgrove Dr,Fayetteville,28314 

FA:CHR1ST Charlie Del Grande, 331 1 Guy Cir,Fayetteville,28303 

FA:CULBRETH Claude Calloway, 738 Fairview St.E Fayettevlle,28301 

FAiGARDNERS Robert McCosley, 631 Pleasant Loop.Fayetteville,2831 1 



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Lay Members 
FA: GRACE-TRINITY c 

FA:HARRY HOSIER :.■::: Jerline Mi^P^'sp^flt ^"'^""^S^ Dr,Fayetteville,28304 

FA.HAY STREET . . ^^"'2f ^"|'' 5216 Remington Rd.Fayetteville 2831 ] 

FA:HAY STREET . . charie. n'r ff^'■°'^"^'7.?;^^hfield Dr.Fayette^ I 283 

FA:HAYMOaNT ... Rave H^nS.! 5n7 u'/-^?^^ ^'^"^"« Dr.Fayettevil I 28303 

FA:HAYMOaNT ^^^ Hensdale 507 W.ndwood On Skye.Fayette^e 28303 

FA:JOHN WESLEY' '. :. [ ^^"^^ ^St^l^-^? ^If^^hester^riFa^etS :;|83S3 

FA.JOHN WESLEY w.iiii.M T^ ^'".*°"' ^^- ^' Box 99,Hope Mills 28348 

FAJOHNSON MEM. ■.•.•.■.•.•••• ^'"'" j^f n °?'fi'.ol°J S''^''''' Dr/Fay&teX'IsSM 

FArPERSON ST p2t^\ ^^^^^^L^^'^P*"" Ct.Fayetteville 28314 

FArSALEM ... rS^; • . • ^^t^V Lusk, 403 Trinity Dr,E Fayettevlle 28301 

^A-SALEM_._._._^ : : : : ; ; ; ; : ; : : .D°- ^y Lawrence, 1785 Dunn\d,E Fay'ettlvt:i3'gl 



FA:ST.ANDREWS' : .' ^'"S^ M^'n ''""' ^1^^ ^^"" R^.E Fayettevlle'28301 

FA:ST.ANDREWS . ^T,'^o^L»ermott 217 Lofton Dr.Fayettevi 1 2831 



28311 

FA:ST.m7THEWS .' .' R^lfh^r^S^' 1?^^ o^°"°"^°°d Dr>ayet\1^^ 

FA:VICTORY . u/ Caldwell, 718 Stoneykirk Dr,FayetteviIle 28314 

FA:WESLEY HEIGHTS ' : "^'T'i ^T'' ^^^^J^S^""'^^ Rd.FaJette^ itil f 

GOSHEN-KEENER ... ^^'^ Peterson 429 Raynor Dr.Fayetteville 283 

HARNET:COKESB0RY r.,c r ul " ' '^P""' ^^ ^ Box 169,Faison 2834 

HOPE MILLS . . . ^^t?y ^rabtree, 6424 Burt Rd.Fuquay Varina 27526 

HOPE MILLS ^^'%?n ^°^ ^^'A^ St.,Ne^lton Grove;28366 

HOPEWELL ■ ■ ■ ■ I ■„, "• • • ^^ • \ ^^4!^ Brower, PO Box 86,HoDe AAilk ?fi^4ft 

KIPLING ...■.•:: L°"'^^ Daughtry, 3548 Wrye Br. Rd.,Nex;Von^G^;e'i3^i 

LESLIE Ins Cotton, PO Box 156, Kipling 27543 

LILLINGTON ... p . . \, - ' ' ' • L- L. Milam, Rt. 2,l5unn 28334 

RAEFORD . Kf ^ m''R°"9^'^' ^"^^^ Johnson Mill Rd Raeford 28376 

RAEFORD:HOKE ' .' Aae Mr^'?°''^"^'-7^fo2 Johnson Mill RdRalford 28376 

ROSEBORO .... ^^^ ^p"g^";^^R^ ^^'f°^'- Rd.,Lumber Bridge 28357 

SAMPSON a°t'l^- ?^^"' P O Box 404,Rosebo??28382 

SOOTH RIVER . . . .' F r ^c.^^!rl°i^;. 1°^ ^^'^^^ Rd,Roseboro 28382 

SPRING L^KE ... ^'S- Spell, 4545 Minnie Hall Rd.Autryville 28318 

SPRING HILL .... P^°hns.e Hiler 510 Eva Cir,SpnngLakl 28390 

STEDMAN:COKESBaRY ' .' .' Zj^rfu ^}J ?"t?,rbu,y £i.slnford,27330 

ONION ic' ;ui • ^ o^ .9M"^'"eth. Rr 2 Box 314,Stedman 28391 

WESLEY-BL^CKSCHAP Kathleen S. Wilson. Rt. 1, Box 185,BunS 2832] 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Ann« k ' ^usan Madison, 47 Fairway Ct., Dunn 28334 

YOCITH MEMBER Anne Kennedy, 3208 Broadview Dr.EFayettevn^ 28301 

YOUTH MEMBER : : ; ^^--'t^" Hu^J: 3442 Plainview Church Rd,AngiS 275^ 

Be'S?(?^S?V^V1S^'^Y^VOC^ '''' ^'^'^^ Rd.ai,^on:283l^ 

BESTON D lu o- '^^'P^ Delano, PO Box 9,Benson 27504 

BETHEUDGPLINCO) Eva N.n^^'^ ^^'V ^^?f.'^^^ Hope Rd,LaG^?nge 2855? 

BETHEL(WAYNE CO ) ^ '1^" Summerlin, 139 Red Hill Rd,Mount OH?e 28365 

BROGDEN . . -^ G ., h?f "%Lewis, 295 La Grange Rd,La GrangI 2855? 

BROWNINGS-SMITH ^^'' t / ' ^^? Lebanon Church Rd., Clarendon 28432 

ECJREKA " Tatum Odom, 6148 Mt. Olive Hvvy,Mt. Oliv2 28365 

FAISON Elarjor Lancaster, PO Box 3090, EuTekl 27830 

FALLING CREEK . Maraaret S^Vi ' ^on^ i^^'""' ^^^ " £'"« Rd.Faison 28341 

FOUR OAKS Margaret Staley 207 Farmingdale Dr,Fuquay Varina 27526 

FREMONT ...•.•.:: Sarah Barber. 1680 Old School Rd^our Oaks 27^4 

FRIENDSHIP-GNITY ri • u^'^^^ ^°°^^' PO Box 301, Fremont 27830 

GARRIS CHAPEL . ." ^M."^^ u)*""^'' 17^ ^^^ ^^^les Rd,WaTsaw 28398 

GO.DANIELS MEM K mf' -1? ^'SS'^s. Rt. 3 Box 624-A,L;Granqe 28551 

GOJEFFERSON ^^"^^^^ Taylor, 900 Englewood Dr,Goldsbo?o 2753i 

GO.-NEW HOPE ... Hphi v ^^"^V ^^^ 7 16* Forest RdGoldsborS 27534 

GO:PINE FOREST . . sI^^wlT^'^hnV. H' Torhunta Dr.,Goldsbor?27534 

GO.PROVIDENCE . . Mfn^.^ ' ^^° ??'^o^"^ *^^"^^h Rd,Princeton 27569 

GO:SALEM O rH ^n'"'?n'?ty ^^ Overman Rd.GoldsborS 27530 

GO.ST.LOKE .... Wini.'lTt"' ,?°'*^.$^'^'^ Church RdGoldsbSrS 27530 

GO:ST.L0KE William Charlton. 600 Pine Crest Dr.. GoldsborS 27534 

GO.ST.PAUL : : , E'ame Lamm 1900 E Ash St GoldsbSrS:27io 

^^^" Haislip, 2410 Peachtree St, Goldsboro 27534 



Lay Members 104 

GOiST.PAGL Willis Long, 112 Cassedale Dr,Goldsboro,27534 

irSSTlTGTE-HlCK.GR Leland Heath, Rr 4 Box 382,Kinston,28504 

JOHNSTON CIR Maylene Sanders, 5230 GS 701 S.,Four Oaks,27524 

KENANSVILLE PAR Verona W. Bass, 1210 N. Williams Rd.,Pink Hill,28572 

KENLY-BGCKHORN James Etheridge, 911 Raleigh Rd.,Wilson,27896 

U\ GRANGE Lucille Sutton, 2875 Jim Sutton Rd.,La Grange, 28551 

MAGNOLIA Joyce Norman, 1781 Register Rd,Rose Hill,28458 

MICRO-FELLOWSHIP Juanita Rowe, 5078 Hickory Crossroads Rd,Kenly,27542 

MT. OLIVE: FIRST Margaret Boyd, PO Box 455,Mount 01ive,28365 

PIKEVL-MT.CARMEL Clinton Lancaster, 695 Lancaster Rd,Pikeville,27863 

PINE LEVEL-SANDERS Mildred Hadnott, P O Box 477,Pine Level,27568 

PRINCETON R. A. Oliver, PO Box 125,Princeton,27569 

RONES CHAPEL Juanita Whitfield, 900 Norwood Ezzell Rd.Mount 01ive,28365 

ROSE HILL Tom Perkins, PO Box 267,Rose Hill,28458 

SAGLSTON Alma Strickland, 133 Quail Croft Dr,Goldsboro,27534 

SELMAiEDGERTON David Holmes, 700 America Drive,Selma,27576 

SEVEN SPRINGS Mark Herring, 1283 Mark Herring Rd,Seven Springs,28578 

SM'FHLDrASBGRY Roy Allen Jones, 1 13 Castle Dr,Smithfield,27577 

SMTHFLD:CENTENARY .... Vivian Creech, 107 E. Meadowbrook Dr.,Smithfield,27577 
SMTHFLD:CENTENARY . James L. Creech, 107 E. Meadowbrook Dr.,Smithfield,27577 

SM'FHLD:WH1T.EL1Z Charles Price, 1 126 W Main St,Clayton,27520 

TRIN1TY(LEN01R CO.) Pegqy Rouse, 2334 Paul's Path,Kinston,28504 

WALKER MEM Bill Betterton, 4569 Indian Springs Rd, Seven Springs, 28578 

WALLACE Sue Teachey, 410 E Southerland St,Wallace,28466 

WARSAW Nancy Moore, 403 E Plank Rd,Warsaw,28398 

WESTWOOD Fred Panashy, 103 Misty Ln,Goldsboro,27530 

ZION Hope Smith, 255 Vann Smith Rd., Seven Springs,28578 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

AGRORA Mary Alice Spain, PO Box 175,Hobucken,28537 

AYDEN Elaine King, 604 Montague Ave,Ayden,28513 

BATH Cliff Davis, 351 E. 13th St.,Washington,27889 

BELH'VN:TR1N1TY Audrey Midgette, 310 Lamont St,Belhaven,27810 

BETHEL Almyra Watson, PO Box 214,Bethel,27812 

CALVARY MEM John Butts, P O Box 423,Snow Hill,28580 

CHOCOWINITY Fred Perdue, PO Box 1 137,Chocowinity,27817 

EDWARDS CHAPEL Buck Sauls, 1827 Airy Grove Church Rd.,Kinston,28501 

FARMVILLE Royce Richardson, 107 N Pitt St,Farmville,27828 

FARMVILLE Dewey Fuguay, 305 Belcher St,Farmville,27828 

GRiCOVENANT Billy Elliott, PO Box 1 135,Greenville,27835 

GR:COVENANT Bill Hall, 209 Vernon White Rd,Winten/ille,28590 

GR:HOLY TRINITY Kathy Glover, 608 Eleanor St.,Greenville,27858 

GRJARVIS MEM Charity Holland, 100 Hickory St # B202,Greenville,27858 

GRJARVIS MEM Henry Ferrell, 2010 Fern Dr,Greenville,27858 

GR:ST.JAMES Laura J. Little, 217 King George Rd,Greenville,27858 

GR:ST.JAMES Rick Hebert, 112 Jamestown Rd,Greenville,27858 

GRIFTON William Rasberry, PO Box 279,Grifton,28530 

GRIM'SLND-WARR.CHAP Lucy Swindell, Rr l,Blounts Creek,27814 

HAMILTON Jeff Harrell, PO Box 157,Hobgood,27843 

HOLLY SPRINGS Sandra Jones, 102 Park St.,WilIiamston,27892 

HOOKERTON Herbert Phillips, PO Box 3,Hookerton,28538 

JAMESVILLE Earl Sav^er, PO Box 553,Jamesville,27846 

JERGSALEM Julia Thomas, Rt. 3,Snow Hill,28580 

KINSTN:WESTMINSTER James Stewart, 3517 Pink Hill Rd,Kinston,28504 

K1NSTN:WESTMINSTER Catherine Stewart, 3517 Pink Hill Rd,Kinston,28504 

KlNSTONiQGEEN ST Tommy Smith, 2115 Hunt Hill PI.,Kinston,28504 

KlNSTON:QGEEN ST Vince Jones, 725 Jones Ave,Kinston,28501 

LANES CHAP.-BETHEL John Langston, 12675 NC Hwy 55 W.,Dover,28526 

MAGRY-MT.HERMAN Zellia P. Jones, Rr 1 Box 413,Snow Hill,28580 

NOBLE'S CHAP.-TAB Grace Bynum, Rr 2 Box 504,Stantonsburg,27883 

PINK HILL-B'GLAVL Melvin Williams, P O Box 321,Beulaville,28518 

RAINBOW Maebelie Garner, Rt. 4, Box 153,Snow Hill,28580 

ROBERSONVILLE Pat Nelson, 7490 GS 64,Robersonville,27871 

SALEM Ed Tapscott, 314 Lindell Dr,Greenville,27834 

SALEM Bonnie Tapscott, 314 Lindell Dr.,Greenville,27834 

SHARON Evelyn Phillips, 2697 Cameron Lanston Rd.,Grifton,28530 

STOKES Phil Glisson, 209 Edgewood,Williamston,27892 



705 

Lay Members 

SWANQGARTER . n .u r^ .. 

VANCEBORO [] j.^^ Phil^nTK nI^?^ ^P ^ox n3,Fairfield.27826 

VANCEBORO CIR. . . . " " " William ffiddorflfiS^NrS^'^'e^^^y 43. Vanceboro 28586 
WASHGTN CIRCaiT . . ' DonnT Parker fiP^W ^^ ^I'Sh^ay 1 18, Vanceboro 28586 
WASH'GTN:ASBURY ... ' Nancv7;v^. 7^ 1? ' ^^^^u •:«"«• Washington.27889 

WASH'GTN.FIRST . . T^.^rprpJj- ^T,']^'?F^''^ Ln.Washington 27889 

WASH'GTN:FIRST . . Jean Sw.n"^'^"'^nM \^.^^''^ Rd.Washington 27889 

WESLEY MEM. Cnnr J m ^"1^^^°° Alderson Rd.Washinqton 27889 

WILLIAMSTON .■.■.•; ^°"^"^ £h ^ Ai.^"^^ 1 1^.'^"*?^"^^"^9 Rd..Farn?N;ne;27828 

WOODINGTON "^"^'^ ^'^"' ^12 E. Grace St., Williamston 27892 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR .' qnmr^;. r^ ^""'^^ri^^P ^°'^ 22],Kinston.28504 

YOOTH MEMBER ^^"'"^^T .?/'"um, PO Box 8245,Greenville 27835 

YOUTH MEMBER : ^°'^ G^f^n- ^M Lodge Rd,Washington;27889 

YOGTH MEMBER ^^'fP Baker 4487 Ffwy 55 W.,Kinlton 28504 

^^^.gJSTRICrLAY &• YOCJTHMEMBERS'"" ^''"' ^' ' ^°'^ 284,Kir.ston,28504 

ASBGRY ^ Marceille Edmundson, PO Box 71, Alliance 28509 

ATI^NTIC . . -^^hby T.ppett, 536 Asbury Rd,Cove City 28523 

BEAGFORT:AMNST.' ' ." " ' Charles StorUt.;. ^ fyn- ^''!v ^,°^ ^°'""s Dr,Atlantic;2851 1 
BEAGFORT:ANN ST. . ' ' ' Ka hv S orKnn' R d'"^ v^"" ^^ Dr.Morehead City 28557 
BEECH GR.-RHEMS . . '- ^^'^^ r°>& n^ ^ '^'^^ X?"^y Dr.Morehead Cit^ 28557 

BELGRADE-TAB (nv.« m ^''^ B^f,"' ^^ Quarterdeck, River Bend 28562 

BRIDGETON ^"^^^ "^^"7?- 1901 Bel-Swansboro Rd.,MaysSne 28555 

BROAD CREEK . .' .' V^mon n km^5??'c-^24 Helm Dr,New Bern 28560 

CEDAR ISL.-SEA LEVEL ' .' Qvde \? Mr?^f sm S^^"" S"^ Dr., Newport 28570 

CORE CR.-TGTTLES GR ViCi^^l i^S' o*^^ '^^'s°" l^^ck Rd,Sealevel 28577 

DOVER-CLARKS "r'lrxi/ll^^ Shackieford St,Morehead 0^28557 

MARKERS ISL7KMD ^^'^^ We h.ngton, 105 Clarks Rd.New Bern 28562 

HARLOWE-OAK GR. t^^" g''''^n. PO Box 476,Harkers Is 2853 1 

HAVELOCK:CHERRY PT rUh ?"^ Brown 153 Point Rd.,Newport,28570 

HAVELOCK:FIRST . Be ty Gurganus, 138 Br/an Blvd,Havelock 28532 

HAVELOCK:FIRST . ^^^h."^^'"'^°"' 218 Church Rd,Havelock 28532 

HAW BRANCH ... , • h" o.^^^ey Stokes, 105 Ann St, Havelock 28532 

HOBERT.QGEENS CR.-OAk' Gr' ' ' ^ "' STm "l ^^^ fl^ ^^^"^^ Rd,Richlands 28574 
JA:NORTHWOODS M.Kol q k ' ,t^'"^^°.^^ ^^^ Sandridge Rd., Hubert 28535 

^A:NORTHWOODS .' .■::.•••• '^^"J f^^o tes, 49 Aldersgate Rd.Jackson Je,28546 

JA:PINE VALLEY . . tt ^^'^p't^s, 149 Aldersgate Rd,Jacksonville 28546 

JA:TRINITY .... ^^^" p"'''^"'J9? Boyington Dr.Midway Pa k 28544 

JATRINITY pEarsey Marks. 4 Warlick St.Jacksonville'28540 

MARSH'LBRG-SMYRNA Frances Marks, 4 Warlick St, Jacksonville 28540 

MAYSVILLE ... An.' J°"^.'^y Jones, PO Box 2 1 9,Marshallberq 28553 

MERRIMAN ^9'^ /^an^ng. 45 White Oak Rive/ Rd.MaS 28555 

MipWAY-BETHLEHEM , ^"^ ^If ^"^j 143 Air Base Rd..A4ntic 2851 1 

MOREH'D CnT:FIRST .' F^rK ^f°i^r.^.^ ^°^ 1023,Richlands,28574 

MOREH'D CITY:FIRST n '^ ^^^^«' PO Box 344,Morehead City 28557 

MOREH'D CITY.FRANKLIN MEM' T -^^l^' ^^ ^°^ 344,Morehead Cty 28557 

NEW BERN.-CENTENARY p " '^^"°" ^^^s- Rt- 2, Box 251, Beaufort 28515 

NEW BERN:CENTENARY Faye Proctor, 803 N Grace Ave,New Bern 28562 

NEW BERN:FAITH .''.^ -Betty Griffin 703 River Rd New Bern 28562 

NEW BERN:FA1TH \x/^V ' i.^^^^ ^'''^^'- ^ O Drawer D,New Bern 28563 

NEW BERN:GARBER ^I'l^^ '^r°^'«S' 4100 Yarmouth Rd. New Srn 28562 

NEW BERN.GARBER ^^^ Langston, 4509 Tenella Rd. New £"'28562 

NEW BERN:R1VERSIDE MiTton Langston, 4509 Tenella Rd New slrn 28562 

NEW BERN:TRINITY fS m°"''' ^?? ^"'"9^°" ^t. New slrniS 

NEW BERN.TRINITY ?^*°°^ S^^^ss, 1211 Forest Dr.,New Bern 28562 

NEWPORT:ST.JAMES ' .' ^^''^^ ,M^?"^ss, 1211 Forest Dr. New slrn 28562 

NEWPORT:ST.JAMES v^f^l' Honeycutt, PO Box 1263,Newport 28570 

ORIENTAL W. Amos Parker, PO Box 1 686 NeSrt 28570 

PAMLICO COOP.PAR. p.- /^^d Delamar, PO Box 462 Oriental 28571 

POLL'KSVL-LEE'S CHAP K./ ^'^"'^r^^'■^ '^H^'°"' ^O Box 729, Bayboro 28515 

RICHl^NDS Gretchen Davis, 207 Teakwood Dr.New Bern 28562 

R'VERDALE , .. . John Rand PO Box 368 Richlands.'isf?! 

SALTER PATH . . ^'^^V Brinson, P O Box 3353,New Bern 28564 

SHADY GR -CYPRFSqrPK- J^"^es Franklin, P O Box 42 SaitPr P^fh ^sr7^ 

^^'""^^ Mann, 509 Fisher St,Morehead S^:28557 



Lay Members 1 06 

STRAITS-M. RIVER Viola Daw, 135 Daw Family Rd,Beaufort,28516 

SWAMSBORO Harold Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd,Swansboro,28584 

SWANSBORO Louise Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd,Swansboro,28584 

TREMTON-MAPLE GR Jean Henderson, PO Box 203,Trenton,28585 

VEROriA Delta McKemey, 2270 Dawson Cabin Rd,Jacksonville, 28540 

WILLISTOM-STACY Jan Stalnaker, P O Box 79,Williston,28589 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Bill McClellan, 4315 Acadennic Dr., #45,New Bern,28562 

YOGTH MEMBER Meredith Lynch, 1690 Island Creek Rd,Pollocksville,28573 

YOGTH MEMBER Beth Authornson, 110 Cloria Pl.,Jacksonville,28540 

RALBGH DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEAABERS 

APEX Marian Pearson, 501 Saunders St,Apex,27502 

APEX Phil Tillerson, 6608 Old Jenks Rd,Apex,27502 

BETHLEHEM-SHADY GR Lorraine Porter, Rt. 3, Box 635,V/arrenton,27589 

BGMN-HILL KING CIR Patti Arms, P O Box 706,Bunn,27508 

CALVARY Almeta Wallace, 731 Mew Rd,Raleigh,27608 

CARY:F1RST Charles Crutchfield, 109 Waxwood Ln,Cary,2751 1 

CARY:F1RST Doug Richmond, 1328 Kingston Ridge Rd,Cary,2751 1 

CARY:GENESIS Lou Anne Peterson, 730 M Harrison Ave,Cary,27513 

CARY:MACEDONIA Elma Campbell, 2824 Campbell Rd,Raleigh,27606 

CARY:MACEDOMIA Sara Crawford, 5832 Allwood Dr,Raleigh,27606 

GARY: ST. FRANCIS Ralph Jacobs, 103 Catherwood PI,Cary,2751 1 

CARYiST. FRANCIS John Rushing, 902 V/ashington St,Cary,275n 

CARY:WH1TE PLAINS Julie Hinshaw, 201 Ravenstone Dr,Cary,2751 1 

CARY:WH1TE PLAINS Erica Cecich, 1 13 Kenneth Ridge Ct,Apex,27502 

CLAYTON:HORNE MEM Helen Little, 616 S.Barbour St.,Clayton,27520 

CLAYTONiHORNE MEM Charlotte Honeycutt, 1 108 Fairway Dr.,Cary,27520 

EBENEZER-WESLEY Cecil Leonard, PO Box 531,Franklinton,27525 

EBENEZER Joyce Cooper, 5500 Rock Quarry Rd,Raleigh,27610 

FAIRMONT Henry Jarrett, 3405 White Oak Rd,Raleigh,27609 

FLAT ROCK Thomas Hester, 229 Kerr Lake Club Rd,Henderson,27536 

FRANKLINTON Harry Talley, 305 Rolling Acres,Youngsville.27596 

FGQGAY-VARINA Dave Heiser, 2616 Mary Marvin Trl,Fuquay Varina,27526 

FGQGAY-VARINA Bob Sheets, PO Box 147,Willow Spring,27592 

GARNER Libby Frederick, 102 Baldwin Cir,Garner,27529 

GARNER Gayle Hines, 1402 Claymore Dr,Garner,27529 

GARNER:ST.ANDREWS Vonnie Tucker, 115 Carriage House Trl,Garner,27529 

GARNERiST.ANDREWS Lisa Anthony, 633 Westwood Dr,Garner,27529 

GILLBGRG Virginia Grissom, 5395 NC Hwy 39 S,Henderson,27536 

HOLLANDS Rachel Burnette, 132 Rand Rd,RaIeigh,27603 

HOLLANDS Thelma Pagan, 1300 Pagan Rd,Raleigh,27603 

HOLLY SPRINGS Mary Lee Johnson, PO Box 277,Holly Springs,27540 

JERGSALEM Becky Rooker, Rt 1 Box 85-A,Norlina,27563 

KNIGHTDALE Joe Beane, 812 Keiths Rd,Knightdale,27545 

LEAH'S CHAP.-SHILOH . . . Annie Lee Whitley, 426 E. F. Cottrell Rd.,Louisburg,27549 

LOGISBGRG Mary Rivers Pearce, 302 Ford Cir.Louisburg, 27549 

LOGISBGRG Joseph A. Pearce, 934 N Main St,Louisburg,27549 

MACON Cindy Saunders, Rt 2 Box 5,Macon,27551 

MIDDLEBGRG Ann Nicholson, PO Box 70,Middleburg,27556 

MT. ZION Robert Dupree, 13080 Cleveland Rd,Garner,27529 

NORLINA Walter Newman, PO Box 106,Norlina,27563 

PINEY GROVE Grace Perdue, Rt 3 Box 723,Louisburg,27549 

PU\NK CHAPEL Janet Bobbitt, 2232 Rocky Ford Rd.,KittreTl,27544 

RAiASBGRY J. T. Smith, 6508 The Lakes Dr Apt l,Raleigh,27609 

RA:ASBGRY Allen Clary, 103 Blalock Ct,Knightdale,27545 

RA:AVENT FERRY Allen Raynor, 9317 N. Manor Dr.,Zebulon,27597 

RA:BENSON MEM Louise Humphrey, 5801 Glenwood Ave,RaIeigh,27612 

RA:BENSON MEM Walton Thompson, 8813 Brandon Station Rd,Raleigh,27613 

RA:COKESBGRY Harry Taylor, 900 Penncross Dr,Raleigh,27610 

RA:EDENTON ST Dorathy Chance, 429 Oak Run Dr,Raleigh,27606 

RAiEDENTON ST Cecil Harrison, 829 Lake Boone Trl,Raleigh,27607 

RA:FAIRMONT Julia B. Southwick, 123 E Drewry Ln,Raleigh,27609 

RA:HAYES BARTON Nancy Dameron, 414 Scotland St,Raleigh,27609 

RA:HAYES BARTON L. Merritt Jones, 3131 Sussex Rd,Raleigh,27607 

RA:H1GHLAND Earl Cook, 2113 Ridge Rd,Raleigh,27607 

RA:H1GHLAND Mary Martin, 3301 Sussex Rd.,Raleigh,27607 

RAJENKINS MEM Margaret Funderburg, 1304 Currituck Dr,Raleigh,27609 



107 Lay Members 

RA:KOREAN Sang W. Lee, 7832 Hardwick Dr,Raleigh,27615 

RALAYDEM MEM Janette Cooper, 2739 Knowles St,Raleigh, 27603 

RA:LOMGVlEW Grady Snyder, 309 Lord Berkley Rd,Raleigh,27610 

RA:MILLBROOK Carol Winner, 3801 Camaro Ct,Raleigh,27604 

RA:MlLLBROOK Dianne Austin, 6424 Wynbrook Way,Raleigh,27612 

RAN RALEIGH Mack Parker, 7709 Haymarket Ln,Raleigh,27615 

RAN RALEIGH Roy Phibbs, 9301 Brookton Ct,Raleigh,27615 

RA:PEACE CHR.COM Lee Hyatt, 8904 Deerland Grove Dr.,Raleigh,27615 

RAPLEASANT GR Libby Amos, 4509 Castlebar Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RA:SOAPSTONE Roy Hutchins, 10804 Brass Kettle Rd,Raleigh,27614 

RA:SOAPSTONE Connie Valentine, 2305 Knoll Ridge Lane,Wake Forest,27587 

RAST JAMES Dottie Wilder, 4217 Wedgewood Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RAST JAMES Charles Wilder, 4217 Wedgewood Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RAST MARKS Will Carpenter, 4212 Redington Dr,Raleigh,27609 

RAST MARKS Norris Edge, 1001 Winona Dr.,Raleigh,27596 

RATRINITY Bill Moon, 516 Barksdale Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RA:TR1N1TY Claiborn Burnette, 1603 Dare St,Raleigh,27608 

RAWESLEY MEM Henry Wentz, 2333 Airline Dr,Raleigh,27607 

RAWESTOVER John C. Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr,Raleigh,27609 

RAWILSON TEMPLE Mose Dorsey, 7221 Beaverwood Dr.,Raleigh,27616 

TRiNlTY(FRANKLlN CO.) Raymond Ayscue, 390 Weldon Rd.,Louisburg,27549 

ONION CHAPEL Hilda Stone, Rt 1 Box 52,Kittrell,27544 

VANCE Joe Jones, PO Box 124,Henderson,27536 

WAKE FOREST Alice Snow, PO Box 663,Wake Forest,27588 

WAKE FOREST Glenda Snotherly, 903 S Main St.Wake Forest,27587 

WAR'NTN:WESLEY MEM Emily Gardner, Rt 3 Box 16,Warrenton,27589 

WARREN Rosa Fleming, Rt 2 Box 444,Henderson,27536 

WENDELL Branch Jones, PO Box 208,Wendell,27591 

ZEBULON Jean Wall, 512 N Wakefield St,Zebulon,27597 

ZEBGLON Myrtle Tyson, 707 Wedgewood Ave,Zebulon,27597 

ZION Ann White, Rt 2 Box 18V2,Norlina,27563 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Yancey Gulley, 2005 Pocomoke Rd.,Franklinton,27525 

COLLEGE STGDENT Dennis Peay, 667 Bashford Rd.,Raleigh,27606 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

ASHPOLE CENTER P. L. Locklear, PO Box 667,Pembroke,28372 

BEAV. DAM-GREEN LK Nancy Traynham, 1329 Roberdel Rd,Rockingham,28379 

BETHESDA Bobbie Britt, Rt 2 Box 203,Fairmont,28340 

CALEDONIA Alice McKenzie, 1 1 180 Johns Rd,Laurinburg, 28352 

COLLINS CHAPEL Anne Locklear, Rt. 2 Box 255-A,Maxton,28364 

COOL SPRING Carthenia Douglas, 13200 West Blvd.,Laurinburg,28352 

CORDOVA Pauling Grube, 663 Old Cheraw Hwy,Rockinqham,28379 

ELLERBE Mary Helen Capps, PO Box 426,ETlerbe,28338 

FAlRIAONT:PLEAS.GR Deidra Taylor, 406 Linden St,Fairmont,28340 

FAIRMTTRINIPZ-OLIVET Carolyn Malion, 8264 NC 130 E.,Fairmont,28340 

FAIRVIEW Coleman Dew, 3904 Dan Dr,Hamer,29547 

FLETCH.CHAP.-ST.PETER Emma Haynes, P O Drawer 1330,Pinebluff,28373 

HAMLET: FELLOWSHIP Sarah Newsome, 404 Walnut St,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET:F1RST Nell Byrd, 344 Raleigh St,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET:FIRST Kate Boyette, 408 Boyette St,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET: ST. PETER Robert Broady, P O box 1 161,Hamlet,28345 

HICKORY GROVE Gary Hursey, 1084 Hwv. 385,Bennettsville,29512 

U\GREL HILL Patricia Mewborn, 8142 Gibson Rd,Gibson,28343 

LAGR1NBGRG:CENTRAL Kim Parker, PO Box 1944,Laurinburg,28353 

UKGRINBGRG: FIRST Lou Covington, 12000 McCormick Dr,Maxton,28364 

LAGR1NBGRG:F1RST Esther Cashwell, PO Box 1255,Laurinburg,28353 

LAGR1NBGRG:GALILEE Annie T. Stewart, Rt. 1, Box 178,Gibson,28343 

LAGR1NBGRG:GAL1LEE Margaret Douglas, 915 Isabelle St,Laurinburg,28352 

LAGR1NBGRG:ST.LGKE Sandra Burns, 1204 Shepherd Ave,Laurinburg,28352 

Lj\GR1NBGRG:ST.LGKE Dixie Cox, 719 S King St,Laurinburg,28352 

LEDBETTER Martha Hughes, 927 E Washington St,Rockingham,28379 

LGMBERTON CIR Peggy Wilkins, 1705 N Elm St,Lumberton,28358 

LGMBERTON:ASBGRY W. J. Coleman, 475 Saxon Ave,Lumberton,28358 

LGMBERT0N:BRANCH ST Zelma Locklear, 2524 W 5th St,Lumberton,28358 

LGMB'RTN:CHESTNGT ST Olin Welsh, 3860 Kale Dr,Lumberton,28358 

LGMB'RTN:CHESTNGT ST Bill Doares, 392 Bee Gee Rd,Lumberton,28358 

LGMB'RTN:MT.OLlVE Sharon Robinson, 2444 Hwy 20,St. Pauls,28384 



Lay Members 1 08 

LaMBERTOM:PINEVlEW Goss Ivey, 515 Whiteville Ave,Lumberton,28358 

MAXTON CIRCGIT Gloria McKenzie, Rt 1 Box 95BB,Maxton,28364 

MAXTONiST.PAGL Katherine Carter, PO Box 27,Maxton,28364 

MT.ZION-WALL'S CHAP Elvenia Southerland, 635 Vass Rd,Raeford,28376 

NEW PHIU\DELPHaS Maggie Locklear, Rt 2 Box 373,Red Springs,28377 

NORMAN Sarah Robbins, 1439 Jones Springs Church Rd,Ellerbe,28338 

PARKTON Paul Lewis, PO Box 147,Parkton,28371 

PEMBROKE CIR Roberta Scipio, PO Box 447,Lumberton,28359 

PEMBROKE: FIRST Adolph Blue, PO Box 354,Pembroke,28372 

PLEASANT GROVE James Oxendine, PO Box 2484,Pembroke,28372 

PROSPECT Carrie M. Jones, Rt 2 Box 190,Pembroke,28372 

PROSPECT Naomi Chavis, Rt 1 Box 291,Maxton,28364 

RED SPRGS:RHYNE MEM Trula McKeithan, PO Box 443,Red Springs,28377 

RED SPRGS:TR1N1TY James H. Matthews, 500 Mcmillan Ave,Red Springs,28377 

ROBERDELL Jean Griggs, 120 Starlight Dr,Rockingham,28379 

ROCK'GHM:GLENWOOD . Catherine Bruton, 541 Old Cheraw Hwy,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKlNGHAM:EAST Richard Moore, 205 Hylan Ave,Hamlet,28345 

ROCKINGHAM: FIRST Earline Waddell, 1116 Ann Street,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKlNGHAM:FIRST William McKeown, 127 Fairway Dr,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKlNGHAM:PEE DEE Hilda Langley, 503 Love Ln,Rockingham,28379 

RO:PHlLADELPHlA Roberta Little, 669 N. Hwy #l,Rockingham,28379 

RO:ST.PAUL Anne Ogburn, 203 Hylan Ave,Hamlet,28345 

RO:TRlNlTY-ZION Maxine Nichols, 276 Zion Church Rd,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKlNGHAM:WEST Charles Maske, 228 Ellerbe Rd,Rockingham,28379 

ROWLAND Dick Smith, PO Box 145,Rowland,28383 

ROWl^ND:NEW HOPE Emma Burns, 3885 NC Hwy 130 W.,Rowland,28383 

SANDY PLAINS Pat Baker, PO Box 392,Pembroke,28372 

SNEAD'S GROVE Lester Snead, 20400 Sneads Grove Rd,Laurinburg,28352 

ST.JOHN-GIBSON J. Nelson Gibson, PO Box 66,Gibson,28343 

ST.PAGLS John Teal, PO Box 305.Saint Pauls,28384 

TABERNACLE Warren L. Smith, PO Box 107,Hamlet,28345 

WEST ROBERSON Sandra Locklear, 3255 NC 710 Hwy S.,Rowland,28383 

YOGTH MEMBER Stephanie Wright, 213 W Sunset Dr.Red Springs,28377 

ROCKY MOarfT DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

BAILEY Grace Finch, PO Box 624,Bailey,27807 

BLACK CR.-LGCAMA Fate Barnes, PO Box 93,Lucama,27851 

CALVARY Doris Dickens, 306 Mosby Ave.,Littleton,27850 

CONETOE Martha Mayo, PO Box 4,Conetoe,27819 

CONWAY William Lassiter, Rr 2 Box 6,Conway,27820 

EDGECOMBE PAR Jack Proctor, Rr 5 Box 160, Elm City,27822 

ELM CITY Lib Harrelson, PO Box 25,Elm City,27822 

EVANSDALE Martin Amerson, 2602 Hampton Ct.,Wilson,27893 

GASTON Jean Colston, PO Box 566,Gaston,27832 

GOLD VALLEY Syble Woodard, 1360 NC 131, Spring Hope,27882 

HALIFAX Anne Shepard, PO Box 236,Halifax,27839 

HART-SPEIGHT Donna Haney, PO Box 595,Enfield,27823 

HAWKINS-TABOR Joyce Cobb, Rt. 2 Box 441-R,Roanoke Rapids,27870 

HOLLISTER Willie B. Aycock, 114 Main St.,Littleton,27850 

HORNES-SIMS Fred Daniels, 5718 Packhouse Rd,Wilson,27896 

LITTLETON Marvin Newsom, P O Box 309,Littleton,27850 

MILWAGKEE James Earl Rythe, Rt 2 Box 42O,Conway,27820 

MT. ZION Janet Daniel, 5869 NC 58 N.Elm City,27822 

MT.PLEAS.-MIDDLESEX Ruby Finch, 5775 Finch Nursery Lane,Bailey,27807 

NASHVILLE Lula Shackelford, 217 S Boddie St,Nashville,27856 

NORTHAMPTON Hazel Collier, Rt 2 Box 381,Conway,27820 

NORTHAMPTON Marvin Coleman, PO Box 3,Jackson,27845 

RED OAK Mary McLaughlin, PO Box 33,Red Oak,27868 

RICH SQ. -WOODLAND Laura Cole, P O Box 8,Rich Square,27869 

RM:ENGLEWOOD Stephen D. Bennett, 425 Forest Hill Ave., Rocky Mount,27804 

ROAN.RAPlDS:FlRST Marion Fisher, 600 W 2nd St,Roanoke Rapid,27870 

ROAN.RAPlDS:FlRST Taylor Oakes, PO Box 627, Roanoke Rapid,27870 

ROAN.RAPlDS:ROSEMARY Ann Juren, 625 Cedar St,Roanoke Rapid,27870 

ROAN.RAPlDS:ROSEMARY ... Sue Owens, 1201 Washington St,Roanoke Rapid,27870 

ROANOKE Francis Pepper, Rt. 1, Box 200,Roanoke Rapids,27870 

ROCKY MT:ENGLEWOOD . . William Bobbitt, 3217 Hawthorne Rd,Rocky Mount,27804 
ROCKY MT:FIRST John Nicholson, 700 Avondale Ave.Rocl^ Mount,27804 



109 Lay Members 

ROCKY MT:FIRST Mrs. Relfe Edwards, 612 S Taylor St.Rocky Mount,27803 

ROCKY MT:ST.PAUL Phyllis Lewis, Harbor West #3-l,Rocl^ Mount,27803 

ROCKY MT:ST.PAGL Jane Greeson, 1816 Bedford Rd,Rocky Mount,27801 

SANDY CROSS Pansy Braswell, 841 Cedarbrook Dr,Rocky Mount,27803 

SCOTLAND NECK H. Paul McCoy, PO Box 588,Scotland Neck,27874 

SCOTLAND NECK Gene Todd, Rt 2 Box 177, Scotland Neck,27874 

SEABOARD Virginia Goddard, Rt. 1, Box 172,Seaboard,27876 

SMITH Bill Hux, 1134 Washington St,Roanoke Rapid,27870 

SOUTH ROSEMARY Alton Dickens, 105 Woodland Rd., Roanoke Rapids,27870 

SPRG-LEBANON-GARYSBGRG Cin^en Burnett, PO Box 443,Gaston,27832 

SPRING HOPE Ken Ripley, PO Box 185,Spring Hope,27882 

STANTONSBURG A. T. Sink, PO Box 351,Stantonsburg,27883 

TARBORO:ST.JAMES Raymond Meiggs, P O Box 1666,Tarboro,27886 

TARBORO: ST. JAMES Phil Beaman, 312 Cambridge Dr.,Tarboro,27886 

TRINITY PARISH Esther Allen, 824 Peachtree St,Rocky Mount,27804 

WHITAKERS Ben Neville, PO Box 27,Whitakers,27891 

WlLSON:FlRST Barbara Robl, 707 Broad St.,Wilson,27893 

WILSON:FlRST Lawrence Brett, 206 W. Nash St.,Wilson,27893 

WILSON: WEST NASH Bob Hedden, 21 1 Ridge Rd NW,Wilson,27896 

WlLSON:WEST NASH John Tacey, 4501 Pinehurst Dr N,Wilson,27896 

WlLSONiWEST NASH John Tracy, 4501 Pinehurst Dr.,Wilson,27896 

WILSONiWINSTEAD J. B. Stith, 7615 High Rd.,Sims,27880 

WILSON: WINSTEAD Al Monshower, 1812 Hermitage Rd NW,Wilson,27896 

WILSON :WINSTEAD Cuyler Best, 1809 Rand Rd W,Wilson,27893 

YOUNG ADGLT MBR Alyson Baldree, 6139 Morningside Rd,Wilson,27893 

SANFORD DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

ABERDEEN:PAGE MEM Bob Hamilton, 280 Hill Rd,Southern Pnes,28387 

ABERDEEN:PAGE MEM Linda Fogleman, 141 Maxie Lane Pl.,Aberdeen,28315 

ASBURY-BETHLEHEM Mary Jacobs, 5220 Jefferson Davis Hwy,Cameron,28326 

BISCOE-BASCOM Margie Frve, 1303 S. 220 Alt.Hwy,Biscoe,27209 

BONLEE William Rives, 8876 Nc Highway 902,Siler City,27344 

BR'DWAY-MORRIS CHAP J. R. Holt, PO Box 122,Broadway,27505 

BUCKHORN Steve Adcock, 6517 Nc Highway 42, New Hill,27562 

BYNGM Ruth Lucier, PO Box 35,Bynum,27228 

CANDOR Ralph Cole, Rr 2 Box 3245,Mount Gilead,27306 

CARBONTON Ed Paschal, 5318 Carbonton Rd,Sanford,27330 

CARTHAGE Pauline F. Myrick, P O Box 307,Carthage,28327 

CENTER Marvin Caster, 7225 Cedar Lane Rd,Sanford,27330 

CHATHAM-CEDAR GR. ... Walter Atwater, 1477 Collins Mountain Rd,Chapel Hill,27516 

COOL SPRING Tommie Oldham, 516 Jesse Phillips Rd,Robbins,27325 

DOGB'S CHAPEL Dale Gilhousen, 1147 Doub's Chapel Rd.,West End,27376 

ETHER Leonard Kern, RFD,Seagrove,27341 

FAIR PROMISE-Hl. FALLS Mackie Paschal, 184 Paschal Rd.,Glendon,27325 

GOLDSTON LaVerne Thornton, 500 Old Towne Dr,Sanford,27330 

JONES CHAPEL Cindy Teel, 4357 Farrell Rd,Sanford,27330 

LEMON SPRINGS John Payne, 5113 Greenwood Rd,Sanford,27330 

LITTLE RIV.-MELTONS GR Joe Sneed, Rt 3 Box 124A,Mount Gilead,27306 

LOVE JOY-MACEDONIA Howard Britt, 1 182 Love Joy Rd.,Troy,27371 

MERRITTS-EBENEZER Peggy Tripp, 339 Carlton Dr,Chapel Hill,27516 

MONCURE Kenneth Jeffries, 140 Moncure Sch. Rd.,Moncure,27559 

MT.GILEAD:F1RST Jim Evans, PO Box 254,Mount Gilead,27306 

MT.PLEASANT Lamont Norwood, 843 Lamont Norwood Rd,Pittsboro,27312 

P.SPRGS.-MEMPHIS Tommy Caster, 622 Dixie Farm Rd,Sanford,27330 

PINEBLOFF Ralph Foushee, PO Box 236,Pinebluff,28373 

PINEHGRST Francis W. Thomas, 40 White Haven Dr.,Pinehurst,28374 

PINEY GR.-HICKORY GRJosephine Culberson, 5376 Sil.City-Sn.Camp Rd.,Siler City,27344 

PITTSBORO CIRCGIT Doris Womble, 1340 Alex Cockman Rd.,Pittsboro,27312 

PITTSBORO:FlRST Maxine Jones, 231 Thompson St,Pittsboro,27312 

PLEAS.HILL-MT.CARMEL W. B. Greene, PO Box 186,Robbins,27325 

ROBBlNS:TABERNACLE Georgia Bean, 5056 Old Carthage Rd,Carthage,28327 

SANDHILLS Stephen Blanchard, 1277 Doubs Chapel Rd,West End,27376 

SANFORD CIRCGIT En/in Foxx, PO Box 2054,Sanford,27331 

SANFORD: JONESBORO Dorotha Hardy, 1626 Hermitage Rd,Sanford,27330 

SANFORD:JONESBORO Fran Holzwarth, 608 Old Towne Dr,Sanford,27330 

SANFORD:ST.LGKE George Palmer, 811 Stuart Dr.,Sanford,27330 

SANFORD:ST.LGKE Leslie Cox, 1010 Wentworth Ct,Sanford,27330 



Lay Members 110 

SARDIS-PARSONS GR Romie Reynolds, 21 15 NC 731 Hwy E,Candor,27229 

SILER CITY: FIRST Deloris Collins, 363 Eden Hills Rd,Siler City,27344 

SILER C1TY:F1RST Lena Briqham, 210 E Olympia St,Siler City,27344 

SILK HOPE Floyd league, 4640 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd,Pittsboro,27312 

SMYRNA Tommy Hussey, 1962 Hogan Farm Rd.,Star,27356 

SMYRNA Edwina Britt, 297 Elcanie Rd,Robbins,27325 

SOUTHERN PINES B. J. Shore, 150 Tingley Ct.. Southern Pines,28386 

SOUTHERN PINES Era Mae Rickman, 195 S Ashe St.Southern Pnes,28387 

STAR Riley Phillips, PO Box 445,Star,27356 

TROY CIRCUIT Lucille P. Brandenburg, 670 Hicks Rd,Candor,27229 

TROY:TRlNlTY Bill Kerr, 615 Carson St,Troy,27371 

VASS-CAMERON Robert Crump. 17 Crane Creek Dr.,Vass,28398 

WEST END Barclay Robertson, PO Box 787,West End,27376 

YOUTH MEMBER Benny McFalls, 5617 Efland Cedar Gr.Rd., Cedar Grove,27231 

YOUTH MEMBER Eric Blue, Rt. 1, Box 7 2 5, Broad way, 2 7505 

YOUTH MEMBER Lauren Cooper, 340 Indian Tr., Southern Pines,28387 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEMBERS 

BETHEL-LEBANON Gail Ward, 9782 Lebanon Church Rd,Clarendon,28432 

BLADEN Mary Stokes, PO Box 66,White Oak,28399 

BOLTON-SHILOH Donald Dowless, 641 N Green Swamp Rd,Bolton,28423 

BRUNSWICK CIR Margaret Shuff, 685 Bluesail Dr SE,Bolivia,28422 

BURGAW Elizabeth Futch, 502 E. Wilmington St.,Burgaw,28425 

CAR. BEACH :ST. PAUL Bea Proetsch, PO Box 1 102,Carolina Bch,28428 

CAR.BEACH:ST.PAUL Hazel Klutz, 800 Clarendon BIvd,Carolina Bch,28428 

CARVER'S CREEK Norma Stevens, 437 Lloyd Rd,Council,28434 

CHADBOURN-EV'RGRN Jane Benton, 5865 Old 74,Chadbourn,28431 

CLARKTON Advil Wallace, 33 Rosemont Ln,Clarkton,28433 

DUBLIN Roy Best, PO Box 262,Dublin,28332 

ELIZ'BTHTWN:TR1N1TY Adele Clark, PO Box 777,EIizabethtown,28337 

ELIZ'BTHTWN TRINITY Imogene Clark, PO Box 1526,Elizabethtown,28337 

FA.BLUFF-CERRO GORDO Vernon Duke, 3338 Joe Brown Hwy,Chadbourn,28431 

GARUKND Hilburn Smith, Rt 2 Box 141,Garland,28441 

HALLSBORO Margaret Hicks, 262 Angelo Cir,Whiteville,28472 

HAMPSTEAD Sherril Cavedo, 100 Caspian Tern Ct.,Hampstead,28443 

HAMPSTEAD John Cavedo, 100 Caspian Tern Ct.,Hampstead,28443 

HARRELLS:CENTENARY Nina Harvell, 949 Bull Tail Rd,Wallace,28466 

HERRINGS CHAPEL Haywood Page, 1735 Page Rd.,Burgaw,28425 

JORDANS CHAPEL Marion Lane, 1930 Staff Park Rd.,Burgaw,28425 

KELLY:TR1N1TY Lee Roy Russ, 16382 NC Highway 53 E,Kelly,28448 

LAKE WACCAMAW Rosa Martin, 2382 Bella Coola Rd.Lake Waccamaw,28450 

MACO:SHlLOH Jimmy Gore, 2950 Maco Rd NE,Leland,28451 

OCEAN VIEW Cindy Rivenbark, PO Box 121, Oak lsland,28465 

OLD DOCK Sue Tyson, 201 Erv^n Tyson Ave., Whiteville, 28472 

PLEASANT GROVE Daniel Dowless, 684 Paul Brisson Rd,Bladenboro,28320 

RlEGELWOOD:WESLEY Kathy Justice, PO Box 72,Riegelwood,28456 

ROCKY POINT Bill Mathis, 151 Carr Ave.Rocky Point,28457 

SC.HlLLiWESLEYAN CHAP Leslie Beuth, 833 Sidberry Rd„Wilmington,28405 

SC.H1LL:WESLEYAN CHAP Kelley Leger, 212 Gun Raven Ln,Wilmington,28405 

SEASIDE Brenda Causey, 43 Raeford St., Ocean Isle Beach,28469 

SEASIDE(BRUNSWICK) Dick Good, 401 Shoreline Dr E,Sunset Beach,28468 

SHALLOTTE CIR Michael Sullivan, 469 S Middleton Dr,Calabash,28467 

SHALLOTTE:CAMP Susan Eggert, 805 Usher Ave,Shallotte,28470 

SHALLOTTEiCAMP Ida Mintz, PO Box 264,Shallotte,28459 

SHARON:HOLDEN BEACH Grace Peoples, PO Box 1041,Shallotte,28459 

SOUTHPORT:TRlNlTY Gene Eagle, 105 S Atlantic Ave,Southport,28461 

SOUTHPORT:TRINlTY Nancy Gooding, 214 NE 38th St,Oak lsrand,28465 

TABOR ClTYiST.PAUL Harold Ward, 100 Lakeside Dr,Tabor City,28463 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Layton Ross, PO Box 475,Elizabethtown,28337 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Jane Ross, PO Box 475,Elizabethtown,28337 

WESTVIEW George Sherman, 256 Malpass Corner Rd,Burgaw,28425 

WHITEVILLE CIR Linda Creech, 140 Cedar Branch Rd,Chadbourn,28431 

Vva41TEVILLE . . Wayne Overcash, 4846 Pleasant Plains Church Rd,V/hiteville,28472 
V/HITEVILLE . . . Linda Overcash, 4846 Pleasant Plains Church Rd,WTiiteville,28472 

WILM'GTNiEPWORTH Belinda Crider, 3424 Osprey Lane,Wilmington,28409 

WlLM'GTNiFlFTH AVE Carl Gore, 140 Chadwick Ave,Wilmington,28401 

W1LM'GTN:GRACE Vicki Alexander, 203 Brookwood Ave,Wilmington,28403 



^ ^ Lay Members 

WILm'gTN-HARRFR n ■ •:i^c^ ^E'^'^'na^SP^ ^""^ ^'"ff Ln.Wilmington,28409 

WLM'GTNOLEAN DFVP" ' I Po""!^"^ «U m '^^'I'^"'^ Ave.,Carolina Beach 28428 
wK'GTN-'mE^ALLEY R ^'b ??l ^^'i°Pl'°r[° 4°P Rd,Wilmington,28409 

WLM'GTN^PNF VAMFv ■ • I- ■ -w ^"L""^ l^'^^^^A ^^^ Partridge Rd,Wilmington,28412 
W Kot/^ ST JOHN WH '^'"' ^^" ^°°^' ?23° ^^-"'^^ P^'"^ Dr,Wilmington 28412 

wK'GTN SGNSFtIZk^ --tu ^.^T^ 9.'.^^^"^■ ^^^ ^oop Rd, Bolton 28423 

\\^L5'GTN-TRirsrr/ ' " •^^^P'^^^ McKee 901 Midland Dr,Wilmington,28412 

wK'GTN TR Nff^ ^^'""^ Sneeden, 310 Buckner Dr, Wilmington 28412 

wKgtnweSlS^M^ Julia Spencer, 114 IN. 25th St.,Wilmington,28405 

WLM'GTIN-w4i FV aS^ r^v -"^^f ^ '^^y- ^^ S Cardinal Dr,Wilmington,28403 

KhTSBO^O ^ Ohva Mattocks. 492 1 Marlin Ct. Wilmington 28403 

WRGHTSvSe BEA R^hor.- M^'" ^TTi^M^^ '-^"'■^' Dr,Wilmington,28401 

YOGNG ADO^ MRr' ' ' ' ' t m"* "^^^,nA i^^ Edgewater Ln,Wilmington,28403 
YOG?H MEMBElJ^^ " " ' ^'"'' '^"'i"'on S?^.^"!,^^f, ^"^ ^WSunset Beach 28468 

YOnTH MFMRFR qV ' ' a 5^°" ^^'l![' ^^ ^"'°" St,Ocean Isl Bch,28469 

YUUIH MEMBER Steven Anderson 7300 River Rd Trlr 64,Southport;28461 

A7.^^;^^'^^-^^^'^"^^'C0M^?r"' '"^ ^°^ 68,WinnaEow,28479 

D ST am PrII "Tif 'I'T- ^o°.^2a°7?: ?^^"" Lakes.West End,27376 

SsT LAY LMER ^^^ ^'^A""' ^^I'^ ^''^ ^^^(^^P '^^'^outh Mills,27976 

DIST GMM PRES r °""^ Atkins PO Box 659,Broadway,27505 

GEN CONF DEL r " ,°^u'?^ ^^^"^k^^' ^ ^°^ 88-C,Kinston,28501 

JGRIS CONF DEL ^^l^- ^v?H^'"^' ^^^9 Oakley Rd.Zebulon,27597 

JGRS CONF DEL a ^°^^'^y- ?^^^^"' P^ ^ox 10955,Raleigh,27605 

DIST LAY LEADER ^""^"r.^ Bmgham. 31 17 Leonard St.Raleigh 27607 

D ST GMW PRES Donald Bonner, PO Box 718,Rowland,28383 

DIST GMM PrIs Peggy Braswell, PO Box 669,Nashville,27856 

DISTGMW PRES p' •■ ^^n^^'^ ^^"^h^"- PO Box 138,Stedman,28391 

JGRS CONF DEL ^''""'^^nT^y'i^^n^'^f"'^'"^^ Dr.,PIymouth,27962 

DIST Gm PRES ^p"^ ?V?°"'!?^'J|°° Manchester Dr,Raleigh,27609 

JGRS CONF DEL ^Tk?;^' ^°^.^ '^''^"^'^ Blvd,Atlantic Bch 28512 

GEN BRD CH & SOCIF-A' ^^^^^ 9""}""^^^' ^' ^ ^^^ 198B,Maxton,28364 

DIST LAYLFADFR n. •. rf' ^- ^"'°"' ^25 Vance St.Raleigh 27608 

EPISCOPACY^CHAIR r ' ^P^tl Dorsett, 3629 Airport Rd.Southport 28461 

COSROW CHAIR ^^^^^' ^. ^^^".'' ^^ P°teskeet Trl,Kitty Hawk,27949 

PRISON MIN CHAIR u\i.^T'?h/.^i^^^y' ^^ ^°'^ 185,Maxton,28364 

GENX:ONFDEL ^^^^^'i \4401 Possum Track Rd.RaIeigh,27614 

DIST.GMM PRES ^1^^'^ ?■. ^J^^'f^ g ^ Box 457,Bailey,27807 

DIST GMW PRES p.- u 5^,7 T^'f ^:, ^ ^ ^ F-°rest PI.,Aberdeen,28315 

D ST LAY LEADER p "^J'^S '^^"' ^^.^ hilltop Ave,FayetteviIle,28305 

BRD OF INST CHAIR -Randy Harrison, 3215 Cluny Dr,Fayetteville,28303 

GEN SnF (^AIR ^''^°" ""^y"^^"' POYNERi^ SPRGILURaleiah 27605 

CONF RG^LES CHAIR ^^^"^ Henderson, PO Box 606,FayetteviTle,28302 

D^T LAY L^SeR P ■ Vm ' u^^^ ';^S''/0 B°^ 1087,Oxford,27565 

DIST CMW PRES A '^'^li^- ^'S^^t^ol^Ol Branch St NW,Wilson,27893 

SsT LAY LEADER '^3"^' "^^"/m^^^^ '^"^'■°°'^ ^r SW, Wilson 27893 

JGRIS CONFDEL r" ^^'° ^ "°°^'/0 B°^ 246,Trenton,28585 

CONF STAFF REI CHAIR ' ' ' u' .^u'""'^ ^°h"s°"' ^07 Tuggle St,Durham,27713 

D^T LAY LMER ' ' ^^"^ H. Johnson 856 Knollwood Tails Rd,Mebane 27302 

CONF LAY LB^DFR D^uT"f^'' ^^^^%^' 209 Larue Cir.,Goldsboro,27534 

D^T Gm PRES K ^?^^^ ^°^'^'n2°^6 MC Hwy 710 S.,Rowland;28383 

DISTIAY LEADER S ^r^^M^' l^^ Galloway Jones Rd,Maysville,28555 

COLLEGE PRES ^^'^d'^ '?5^^^^^r' ^£ B°^ 935,Robersonville,27871 

dSti^Y LEADER n.' • '^^I'^i^.^" '^^^' ^^^ ^ ^ain St,Louisburg 27549 

GENB^D DmPLESHIP ^'T^'m "^"y- 2309 Wintergreen St,DurharS 27707 

CONF TREASGRER ^^^^,^},^°'Z^' ^625 Alleghany Dr,Raleigh,27609 

COMMGN ASSOC DIR u/ik- ^'i '^m " ^°''1%I^P ^°'' 10955,Raleigh,27605 

MOVEXPCHA^ M ■ ^'"''''" L Norton, 6352 Deen/iew Dr,Raleigh,27606 

DIST Sa PRES ^^"^ ^'"T";^ l^°^5,^lT ^^"'■^h Rd,GoIdsbo?o 27530 

DISTGMM PRES r. ^ & J^'"'' ^S^ Dover Rd.Rocky Mount,27804 

DIST GMM PRES ^""^'"^ •?? V'^'' 2°^ '^^^^"^ St,Laurinburg,28352 

DIST;gMW PRES ,■ ■ • dY1^°" PlXn^3° ^^^d Rd,Harrells,28444 

JGRIS CONF DEL TuJr^"rf f't^h'e- pOO Trailwood Dr,Raleigh,27606 

CONF GMW PRES ^'^^\^ ^°^%^^' ^^ ^^'^ 3471,Morehead City 28557 

'^'^^ Jeanne Rouse, PO Box 1642,Laurinburg,28353 



Lay Members 1 12 

DIST.LAY LEADER Kathryn Self, 5058 S. NC 49,Burlington,27215 

DIST.GMM PRES Robert Self, 5058 NC 49 S.,Burlington,27215 

CONF.GMY PRES Will C. Simpson, 1218 Edgewood Ave,Burlington,27215 

DIST.LAY LEADER Beverly Small, 1009 W Church St,Elizabeth Cty,27909 

DIST.GMW PRES Barbara Smith, 2701 Rouse Rd,Kinston,28504 

DIST.GMW PRES Jill Smith, 550 Asbury Rd,Cove City,28523 

REL.G RACE CHAIR LaMella Smith, 1001 Calumet Dr,Durham,27704 

DIST.LAY LEADER Sillar G. Smith, 613 Saint George Rd,Raleigh,27610 

CLERGY LIV.CHAIR Susan Southern, 1108 W Knox St,Durham,27701 

CONF.GMM PRES Guy Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd,Burlington,27217 

DIST.GMW PRES Sonja Tilley, 2700 Little River Church Rd,Hurdle Mills,27541 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL Thomas Walden, PO Box 18832,Raleigh,27619 

DIST.GMM PRES Steve Walker, 113 Kelly Dr,Goldsboro,27530 

JGRIS.COMF.DEL James Wall, 2163 Boones Neck Rd SW,Supply,28462 

DIST.GMW PRES Faye Watkins, 1018 Sandlewood Dr,Durham,27712 

DIAGONAL /VUNISTERS - 1997 ANNCIAL CONFERENCE 

DlACOrSAL MINISTER Patricia H. Archer, 1403 Market St,Wilmington,28401 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Alice Arledge, 4616 Turtle Dove Ct.,Wilmington,28412 

RETIRED DEACONNESS Bernice Mae Ballance, PO Box 247,Lillington,27546 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Margaret Anne Biddle, PO Box 10917,Raleigh,27605 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN. . . Laura S. Davenport, 109 Whitehead Ave NE,Wilson,27893 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN Robert H. Garrison, 3724 Carnegie Ln,Raleigh,27612 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN Irene F. Gattis, 585 Gilmore Rd,Chapel Hill,27516 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Mark D. Haines, 8501 Honeycutt Rd.,Raleigh,27615 

DIAGONAL MINISTER David M. Hines, 4411 Sharon Rd.,Gharlotte,2821 1 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Judy Jolly, 3405 Savan Ct,Raleigh,27613 

DIAGONAL MINISTER .... Amy Lynn Kelley, 4924 Salem Church Rd.,Haw River,27258 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Alice Kirkman Kunka, 204 Birkhaven Dr,Gary,2751 1 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Kimberly Lamb, 219 Westridge Dr,Raleigh,27609 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Rebecca Lile, 271 S. Lakeshore Dr.,Lake Junaluska,28745 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Sue Ellen Nicholson, 1924 Hillock Dr,Raleigh,27612 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN. . . . Tacoma F. O'Connor, 1432 Kirkwood Dr,Durham,27705 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN Alma W. Offutt, PO Box 1 143,Kinston,28503 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Susan Martin Parker, 3002 Hope Valley Rd,Durham,27707 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Cynthia D. Powell, 303 N Main St,Graham,27253 

DIAGONAL MINISTER David M. Sluder, 630 Emmas Grove Rd,Fletcher,28732 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN Wanda Gail Walker, 344 Raleigh St,Hamlet,28345 

RETIRED DIAGONAL MIN Leslie C. Womack, 315 Steele St,Rockingham,28379 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Anna Gail Workman, 21 14 GS Highway 70,Mebane,27302 



Conference Proceedings 

SECTION III 



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Conference Program 1 14 



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1997 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAILY AGENDA 

VI9I0N 2000: WIND0W9 TO THE FUTURE 

The Church is always seeking to be faithful to God's future. This process 
includes scriptural examination of where we are and prayerful consideration 
of where we need to be. Through these four days of shared community we 
hope not just to administer the business of our Annual Conference, but to focus 
the gaze of Conference members to the far reaching opportunities of God's 
future. 

Monday Morning, June 9, 1997 

10:00 a.m. - Riddle Center 

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ALL CLERGY IN FULL CONNECTION 
March F. Riddle Center, Methodist College 
Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider 
Opening Hymn (553) - And Are We Yet Aliue 
Passing of the Character of the Clergy 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry Roger V. Elliott 

Closing Hymn 
Benediction 

10:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE GATHERING FOR ALL LAY MEMBERS 
Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College 
Robby Lowry, Presider 
Opening Hymn 
Devotional 

Orientation Robby Lowry 

Conference Lay Leader 
Assisted by 

United Methodist Youth President Will C. Simpson III 

United Methodist Women President Jeanne Rouse 

United Methodist Men President Guy Tilley 

Announcements 
Dismissal 

Monday Afternoon, June 9, 1997 

Monday 
Windows fo the Future - Glimpsing In and Out 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE COMMUNION SERVICE 
Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Celebrant and Preacher 
Brief Recess 

Calling the Conference to Order Bishop Edwards 

A Glimpse into the Past Year Hurricane Fran Response Video 

State of the Church Address Bishop Edwards 

Organization of the Conference 

1 . Roll Call and Motions of Order James L. Bryan 

2. Constitutional Amendments James L. Bryan 

3. Election of Conference Secretary Bishop Edwards 

4. Committee on Conference Rules Kyle Hicks 

Board of Ordained Ministry Roger V. Elliott 



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Committee on Episcopacy Casiiar W. Evans, Jr. 

Conference Committee on Nominations ^Robert L. Baidridge 

"A Good News Moment" Hymn: Open My Eyes, That I May See 

Open my eyes, that I may see 

Glimpses of truth thou hast for me; 

Place in my hands the wonderful key 

That shall unclasp and set me free. 

Silently now I wait for thee, 

Ready, my God thy will to see; 

Open my eyes, illumine me. Spirit divine! 

Introduction to Council on Finance and 

Administration Report Cashar W. Evans, Jr., J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

Presentation of Awards 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations David E. Brownlee 

Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting Stephen C. Compton 

College Scholarship Awards Charlene Pierce Guider 

The Crum Award for Prophetic Ministry Henry Jarrett 

Commission on Laity... Robby Lowry, Guy Tilley, Jeanne Rouse, Will Simpson 
LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD Robby Lowry 

Closing Hymn 

Benediction 

Monday Evening, June 9, 1997 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Dr. Leonard 1. Sweet, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 

Tuesday Morning, June 10, 1997 

Tuesday 
Windows to fhe Future - Gazing Now and Then 

7:30 a.m. - HOLY COMMUNION IN HINSDALE CHAPEL 

Jeffrey L. Severt, Leader 
8:25 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 
Hymn Sing 

MORNING WORSHIP - "Windows to the Future" Bishop Edwards 

Conference Council on Ministries Robert L. Baidridge 

"A Good News Moment" Hymn: Open My Eyes, That I May See 

Task Force on Unfunded Pension Liability Edward F. Hill II 

GM Foundation, Inc Lloyd M. Whaley 

Presentation of Awards 

Saints of God Stewardship Award Douglas L. Byrd 

Francis Asbury Award Raegan V. May 

Outstanding Christian Education Award Elaine Lilliston 

Brief Recess 

11:00 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

ALL SAINTS CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider 

The Reverend Carol W. Goehring, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 



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12:00 Noon (Order of the Day) 

Adjournment for Board of Pensions Luncheon for Retirees 

Tuesday Afternoon, June 10, 1997 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

The North Carolina Conference Partners in Caring Jerry T. Smith 

Celebration of Clergy Life 

Clergy Retiree Recognition Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

Board of Pensions Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

The United Methodist Publishing House F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Commission on Equitable Compensation Robert E. Bergland 

Clergy Moving Expense Committee Mary Plummer 

Peru Covenant Report Mark W. Wethington 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference Alan P. Swartz 

4:00 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

WORSHIP SERVICE 

"In Your Dreams" 

Dr. Leonard I. Sweet, Preacher 

Tuesday Evening, June 10, 1997 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

WORSHIP SERVICE 

"The Platinum Rule" 

Dr. Leonard 1. Sweet, Preacher 

Wednesday Morning, June 11, 1997 

Wednesday 
Windows to the Future - Grasping New and Old 

7:30 a.m. - HOLY COMMGNION IN HINSDALE CHAPEL 

Peter G. Singletary, Jr., Leader 
8:25 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 
Hymn Sing 

MORNING WORSHIP - "Windows to the Future" Bishop Edwards 

Insurance Committee H. Gray Southern 

Conference Statistician George D. Speake 

9:30 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

Commitment to Children of North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt 

Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty . . . Carol D. Hayes 

Presentation of Awards 

Award of Excellence in Youth Ministry Sue Ellen Nicholson 

Christian Unity Award M. Claire Clyburn 

Significant Effort to Improve Race Relations Awards LaNella Smith 

10:45 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

A WORKSHOP 
"Out of the Pew, Into the World" 
The Reverend Jessica F. Moffatt 



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12:00 Noon (Order of the Day) 

Adjournment for Clergy Partners Luncheon 

Wednesday Afternoon, June 11, 1997 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Project AGAPE Bruce E. Stanley 

Obras de Wesley Hope M. Ward 

Presentation of Awards 

Key Taylor Town and Country Mission Award Hope M. Ward 

Assessibility Grant Thomas L. Walden 

Committee on Handicapping Conditions Award Thomas L. Walden 

Denman Evangelism Awards Ecwood C. Lancaster 

Society of St. Andrew Award Julia Webb-Bowden 

Council on Finance and Administration Report and 

Decision on Budget Cashar W. Evans, Jr. 

Committee on Minutes Gayla G. Estes 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference Alan P. Swartz 

Thursday RunAValk Orientation Randall G. Maynard 

4:00 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

A WORKSHOP 

"What About The Children?" 

The Reverend Jessica F. Moffatt 

Organist for Plenary Sessions - Kevin Kerstetter, St. Mark's (JMC, Raleigh 

Wednesday Evening, June 11, 1997 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

CELEBf^TIOM EVENING 

"Children and Poverty" 

The Honorable Robin Britt/The Honorable Michael Ward 

Thursday Morning, June 12, 1997 

Thursday 
Windows fo the Future - Giving Hope and Help 

7:30 a.m. 

RUN/WALK FOR HUNGER/HUMAN NEED 
Randall G. Maynard, Coordinator 
9:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 
Opening Hymn 

THE LOVE FEAST 
Ralph 1. Epps, Sr., Presider 
Brief Recess 

Special Recognitions Bishop Edwards 

Committee on Entertainment Larry Robinson 

Fixing of Appointments and Sending Forth Bishop Edwards 

Closing Hymn (672) - God Be With You Till We Meet Again 

Benediction 

Adjourn 



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JESSICA F. MOFFATT 
Executive Minister, 
First UMC, Tulsa, OK 



LEONARD I. SWEET 

Dean, Drew University 

Theological School, Madison, NJ 




JAMES L. BRYAN MARION M. EDWARDS RUTH E. HARPER 
Conference Secretary Raleigh Area. Bishop Wilmington DS Host 





M. ELTON HENDRICKS 
Methodist College President 
Conference Host 



MICHAEL W. SAFLEY 

Local Committee on 

Entertainment Chairperson 



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RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE 

Section I: Rules of Order 

1 . Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to any situation not covered by these rules. 

2. A member may speak out only once on any one motion until all who desire to speak 
have done so; and then he/she may speak only one additional time. 

3. 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. 

4. Speeches shall be limited to five (5) minutes except by consent of the Conference. 

5. If any part of these rules conflict with The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church, the Discipline shall prevail. 

6. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the Morth Carolina /\nnual Conference of The 
Gnited Methodist Church shall apply to the /Annual Conference as regulariy scheduled 
and to all called sessions of the Conference. 

Section 11: Voting 

1 . Voting shall be by "yes or no" or by a "show of hands" or by "standing" at the discretion 
of the chair. 

2. A count vote may be ordered or called by any member of the Conference supported 
by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. The results of a count vote shall 
be printed in the Journal. The chair may call for a count vote if he/she is in doubt as 
to the outcome of the vote. 

3. /Ml votes shall be cast in the bar of the Conference. The bar of the Conference shall be 
determined by the Conference at the beginning of the first session. 

Section ID: Election of Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

1 . The election of clerical delegates shall be by secret ballot. (Each person eligible to vote 
shall indicate his/her choice of names for the places ordered by the chair on the secret 
ballot without prior nomination, with balloting to continue until a majority is received 
by sufficient persons to fulfill the needed number of delegates.) 

2. a. /\ny lay person who is a member of The Gnited Methodist Church of the North 

Carolina Conference who wishes to be a nominee may submit a resume, not to 
exceed 200 words. Resumes may also be submitted on behalf of a prospective 
nominee. 

b. Consent of the nominee should be obtained after the nominee has been informed 
of the duties of a delegate. 

c. Any lay member of the Church may be voted for whether a resume is submitted 
or not. 

d. Resumes should be mailed to the Conference lay leader by April 1 of the year 
prior to the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

e. The list of nominees and their resumes will be prepared and distributed by the 
Conference Board of Lay Life and Work at the District Briefings or be mailed with 
the Book of Reports. 

f. The election of lay delegates shall be by secret ballot as above. Electors may vote 
for any eligible person, whether nominated as above or not. 

3. /Ml votes shall be cast upon the official ballots authorized by the Conference. 

4. Ballots shall be numbered consecutively and only ballots with the number announced 
by the chair shall be valid. Defaced ballots will not be valid. (If a member defaces a 
ballot, he/she may exchange it for a new one at the secretary's desk.) 

5. Each member will place his/her own ballot in the ballot box held by a teller. 

6. Different colored ballots will be provided for lay and clerical members. 

7. The names of persons receiving less than ten votes shall not be reported to the 
Conference. 

8. Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be elected. 

9. A ballot will be considered invalid in the following cases: 

a. /\ny electronic ballot which is not marked clearly and darkly with a number 2 lead 
pencil. (/\ny the scanner will not read.) 

b. More or less than the maximum number of votes permitted on that particular 
ballot. 

c. Voting for a person already elected. 

d. Voting for someone not eligible. 

e. Voting twice for the same person. 
Section IV: Conference Stnjcture 

1 . The Bishop and Cabinet shall determine the size of and nominate the members of all 
Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and Committees authorized by the General 



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Conference, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, and this Conference, except 
in those cases where the Discipline or the Annual Conference directs otherwise. 
Near the end of each quadrennium, the heads of all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, 
and Committees shall submit a list of qualified, suggested nominees to the Bishop and 
the Cabinet for their consideration in the formation of new Boards, Divisions, 
Commissions, and Committees. 

Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval of the Annual 
Conference. 

a. At the beginning of each quadrennium all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and 
Committees shall elect their officers only after all their members have been 
notified of the organizational meeting. A member of the Cabinet or the 
Conference Staff (designated by the Cabinet) shall serve as the convening officer 
for the organizational meeting. 

b. 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 
from the floor may be made. 

c. The presiding Bishop shall be requested to announce the Cabinet assignments 
to the various Boards and Agencies at some point during the Annual Conference. 

d. Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, commissions, and 
committees shall be eight years. 

e. At the end of each quadrennium, an item of business at the annual conference 
shall be the presentation of awards to retiring chairpersons, staff members, and 
such other persons as the board/agency desires to recognize. At this session 
"personal privilege" will not be allowed for plaque presentations. 

The membership is to be as outlined in the complete Lay/Clergy Equalization Plan 

found in the latest Journal. 

The Conference structure shall be as determined by the charter of the Conference 

Council on Ministries. In addition there shall be a coordinator of ministerial 

relations/administrative assistant to the bishop with such duties and responsibilities as 

determined by the Annual Conference or assigned by the presiding bishop. 

The Secretary: The secretary of the Annual Conference shall be elected quadrennially, 

at the first session of the Conference after the meeting of the General Conference; and 

on nominations arising from the floor. 

a. The position of Conference Secretary shall be continued on a part-time basis with 
adequate funding provided. 

b. The responsibilities of the Conference Secretary shall be defined as follows: 

1) To fulfill the duties and functions of the Conference Secretary as adopted by 
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. 

2) To edit the Conference Journal. 

3) And such other duties as are stipulated by the Annual Conference. 

a) Provides for the Local Entertainment Committee any necessary 
information pertinent to Conference entertainment, and to provide the 
names and addresses of all persons (guests, delegates, and reserves) 
to be invited and entertained, including eariy arrivals. 

b) Provides member registration cards with complete information, by 
districts, 

c) Serves as a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee 
and responsible for the printing and the distribution of the Conference 
Program as planned by the Bishop and the Program Committee, also 
the Book of Recommendations, 

d) Serves as chairman of the Annual Conference Committee on Memoirs 
and is responsible for the compiling and the printing of the memoirs 
and the Memorial Service as prepared by the Bishop and the Memoirs 
Committee, 

e) Arranges with the Local Entertainment Committee plans for all special 
luncheons or banquets, 

Provides a packet for each member with necessary materials, including 

name tags, 
g) Responsible for proper preparation of ordination credentials and other 

documents, and securing the class photos, 
h) Provides necessary office equipment and supplies during Annual 

Conference for the following offices: Bishop, Conference Secretary, 



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Cabinet, Cabinet Secretary, Conference Statistician, Treasurer, and 

United Methodist information, 
i) Nominates secretarial staff, assigns and supervises their work, 
j) Compiles list of lay delegates and reserves for Journal, 
k) Serves as editor of Conference Journal with responsibility for printing 

and distribution, 
I) Keeps accurate alphabetical and chronological rolls of ministers, 

including career records, widows and children of ministers, 
m) Provides required statistical information for General Church Agencies, 
n) Serves as Conference archivist and custodian of historical artifacts and 

information of antecedent conferences, 
o) Receives and retains surrendered credentials. 

c. The position of Conference Secretary shall be limited by a tenure of eight years, 
effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

d. Proper provision shall be made in The United Methodist Building in Raleigh for 
the protection and the preservation of all records, historical data, etc. of the North 
Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and (and any antecedent 
conferences) dating prior to the Union of 1939 now being held by the Conference 
Secretary and the Conference Statistician. 

e. Assistant Secretaries: The Secretary shall nominate his/her assistants and the 
Conference shall elect. 

f. Conference Stenographers: The Conference Secretary shall employ the 
Conference stenographers. 

8. The Conference Statistician: 

a. The position of Conference Statistician shall be continued on a part-time basis 
with those duties stipulated by The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church, Vidth adequate funding provided. 

b. The position of Conference Statistician shall be limited by a tenure of eight years, 
effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

9. Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall determine, subect to 
the approval of the Conference, the compensation given officers for their services and 
also, the method and amount for meeting expenses of said officers. The Conference 
treasurer shall pay these amounts. 

1 0. The Conference Lay Leader: The Conference Lay Leader shall be elected quadrennially, 
at the first session of the Annual Conference following General Conference on 
nomination by the Bishop and Cabinet and the Executive Committee of the Board of 
Laity. Should the vacancy occur at any other time it would be filled by the same 
procedure. The Conference Lay Leader shall serve as the chairperson of the Board of 
Laity. 

1 1 . Committees and Boards: 

a. The Conference Board of Trustees shall meet periodically at times and places 
designated by the Board at least twice a year. The annual meeting shall be held 
either at Annual Conference or within 30 days prior thereto. 

b. There shall be a Program Committee of the Conference consisting of the resident 
Bishop, the Conference secretary, the host district superintendent, the chairperson 
of Local Committee on Entertainment, the Conference lay leader, the Conference 
president of the UMM, UMW, the UMY, and the director of the Conference Council 
on Ministries. They shall determine the compensation and expense for invited 
speakers and this shall be paid from the Conference expense fund. 

c. There shall be an Entertainment Committee composed of three ministers and 
three laypersons. The Committee shall be elected at the session of the Annual 
Conference after the meeting of the General Conference. The Committee shall 
receive invitations and recommend to the Annual Conference the place and 
method of entertaining the Annual Conference. A local church or other institution 
may host the Annual Conference upon acceptance of the invitation of the Annual 
Conference. 

1) When no invitation has come from the local church or other institution, the 
Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College and North Carolina 
Wesleyan College on alternating years (held at Methodist College until 
Wesleyan has an auditorium). 

2) The Cabinet will designate a district each year on a rotating basis as the 
host district (when the Conference is held at Methodist College and North 



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Carolina Wesleyan College) which will be responsible for ushers, flowers, and 
other related items of hospitality. 

d. There shall be a Committee on Memoirs composed of the Conference secretary, 
and the district superintendents. They are charged with the responsibility of 
providing for all details of the memorial service. The Conference secretary shall 
serve as its chairperson. 

e. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year to examine the 
daily minutes of the sessions of the Conference and report to the Conference. 

f. 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 Buildings, or any other questions 
that may properly come before it. 

g. There shall be a Committee of Rules which shall provide to the Conference a 
document of Rules of Order and Procedure and the policies and standing rules 
and structure that the Conference from time to time shall adopt for its 
functioning. This document shall be presented to each Annual Conference. 

h. There shall be constituted a Committee on Courtesies and Introductions annually, 

at the first session of the Conference, 
i. There shall be a Committee on Resolutions and Reference which shall schedule 
all resolutions for consideration by the Annual Conference, including resolutions 
from boards and agencies printed in The Conference Program., Recom- 
mendations and Reports. This scheduling will not constitute a recommendation 
for approval, disapproval or referral of such a resolution. Any resolution not in 
Conference publications will be reviewed by this committee, which shall 
recommend to the Annual Conference approval, disapproval, or referral to another 
board or agency. With each report the committee shall state the rationale for the 
recommendation, 
j. There shall be a Morth Carolina Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. which shall 
have the responsibility, upon consultation with the Conference Commission on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, the Conference Commission on Health 
and Human Services, or the Conference Commission on Outdoor and Camping 
Ministries, 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 Morth 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.) 

12. Mo person may serve on more than one board of trustees of an institution to which 
trustees are elected by the Conference. 

Section V: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing funds from our 
Conference shall be required to make audited statements annually, and to print the 
same in the Journal. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present the budget for adoption by 
the Annual Conference only after all other committees, commissions, boards, and 
agencies having claims on the budget have presented their report. 

3. Each district superintendent shall furnish 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 Conference apportionments; and a schedule of 
salaries of clergy as budgeted shall be sent to the presiding bishop. 

Section VI: Reports, Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Reports 

1. All reports, recommendations, and resolutions to be included in the Book of 
Recommendations shall be sent to the Conference secretary, typewritten or in some 
other form acceptable to the Conference secretary, on or before the date approved for 
such by the Council on Ministries and published in the Conference calendar. 

2. Resolutions presented to the Annual Conference, other than those printed in 
conference publications, shall be submitted in writing to the Conference secretary with 
copies for all members of the Annual Conference. Such resolutions shall be presented 
to the Annual Conference on one day and considered the next day. A resolution is 
considered "presented" to the Annual Conference when it is distributed in Conference 
publications or distributed to members on the floor of the Annual Conference after 
authorization by the Conference secretary and chairperson of the Committee on 
Resolutions and Reference. All copies distributed shall indicate the source of the 



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resolution. No resolution shall be distributed later than the second night of the Annual 
Conference session. All resolutions shall be referred to the Conference Committee on 
Resolutions and Reference. The committee shall report to the Annual Conference daily. 

3. Motions presented to the Annual Conference and amendments to motions shall be in 
writing and placed in the hands of the Conference secretary prior to or when presented 
or immediately following. 

4. Any report, recommendation, resolution, or motion requiring funding over and beyond 
the 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 Conference. Such report, recommendation, resolution, or 
motion shall be presented to 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 Conference. All such reports, recommendations, 
resolutions, or motions shall be referred to the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administraton. 

Section VD: Pastor's RefXJrt to the Annual Conference - Statistics 

1. Final remittances for the current calendar year shall be made to the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

2. Each table of the report shall be filled out by individual churches. 

3. Table 11 shall be made out in even dollars only. 

4. Tables 1 and 11 shall be printed in the Conference Journal with individual church reports 
and charge totals as compiled by the Conference statistician from the pastor's reports. 

Section VDI: The Conference Journal 

1 . The Conference secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of editing and making 
contracts for the publication of the 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. 

2. One complimentary copy of the Conference Journal shall be sent to each of the 
following: the Conference claimants, lay members of the Conference boards, the 
educational and church-related institutions of the North Carolina 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 
as he/she may deem advisable. Three copies shall be sent to each pastor without 
charge. All other copies shall be sold at $10.00 each. Monies accruing from the sale 
of the Journal shall be deposited with the Conference treasurer and credited to the 
Journal Account. 

3. That the Conference shall publish a one volume Journal of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference each year. 

Section DC: Districts 

1 . The number of districts shall be twelve. 

2. Any 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. 

3. A district conference may be held annually in each district. 

4. The district president, sub-district presidents, and the local church presidents of the 
United Methodist Youth Fellowship shall be delegates to the District Conference, in 
addition to those named by the 1972 Discipline. 

5. The district lay leaders shall be elected annually by the Annual Conference on 
nomination of the district superintendent and the Conference lay leader. 

Section X; Displays at the Annual Conference 

Display tables and similar matters shall be allocated by the Conference secretary only to 

those agencies directly related to or a part of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Section XI: Amendments 

These rules of order and procedure may be amended by a two-thirds vote on the next day 

after a proposed amendment has been presented in writing. 

Section XD: When the Rules Become Effective 

These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall become 

effective immediately upon passage by the vote of the majority of the Conference. 

Kyle Hicks, Chairperson 
James L. Bryan, Secretary 



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JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 

(Daily Minutes) 

EXECCmVE SESSION 

OF THE 1997 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Monday, June 9, 1997 

Executive Session for All Qergy: Bishop Marion M. Edwards gaveled the 1 72nd session 
of the Annual Conference to order at 10:00 a.m. The Bishop explained the tradition of the 
opening hymn, "And Are We Yet Alive." Reverend Charles Cook led the singing. The Bishop 
preached from Psalm 96, and led the assembly in prayer. 

Bishop Edwards reviewed the new provisions of 113 1 4 of The Book of Discipline. He 
explained that the bishop is responsible for convening meetings of orders. The meeting of 
the Order of Deacons will be October 23; for Elders, October 22; and for Local Pastors, 
Associates, Members and Probationary Members, October 18. The chairpersons for each 
of these Orders are nominated by the Board of Ordained Ministry and elected by their 
respective bodies. Milton Gilbert has been nominated to chair the order of Elders. Robert 
Huckaby has been nominated to chair the order of deacons. 

The Bishop described the importance of the issues related to sexual ethics among the 
clergy. He explained the provision for attendance at the Executive Session. The Bishop 
requested a motion be made for attendance by non-clergy guests of the Executive Session. 

Motion: Dr. Roger Elliott made a motion "to allow visitors into the Executive Session." 
It was seconded and approved. 

Passing the Character of the Qergy: Bishop Edwards called for the passing of the 
character of the clergy. The Bishop explained how our Discipline calls for responsibility 
among the clergy and that these provisions are often misunderstood. The Bishop explained 
that the term "blameless" does not mean that clergy do not have weaknesses or faults. 
Rather, it means that there are no charges pending or proven against members of the 
clergy. The Bishop cannot pass on the fitness of the clergy. That responsibility belongs with 
the Executive Session. 

The Bishop acknowledged the presence of Jerry Bryan, Interim Secretary of the 
Conference, and of James Coile, former Secretary, who the Bishop requested to remain as 
parliamentarian. Bishop Edwards also recognized Dr. Belton Joyner whom the Bishop asked 
to be seated at the table. 

The Bishop asked the District Superintendents to stand. The Bishop declared the 
District Superintendents blameless in character and administration of office. The Executive 
Session passed the character of the District Superintendents. 

Bishop Edwards asked each District Superintendent to report on the character of the 
clergy. The District Superintendents reported nothing against the character of the clergy on 
their respective districts with the exception of the District Superintendent of the Elizabeth 
City District. He reported one charge of immorality and disobedience to the Order and 
Discipline of the Church. A Church trial has been held. The individual entered a plea of 
guilty to the charge of disobedience to the Order and Discipline of the Church. The records 
of these proceedings are on file with the Conference Secretary. By Judicial Council ruling, 
an Executive Session may not ratify a trial verdict. With the exception of this one charge, 
which is now resolved with a leave of absence, the Elizabeth City District Superintendent 
reported nothing against the clergy of the Elizabeth City District. The Bishop called for 
passing of the official and moral conduct of clergy by the Executive Session. It was passed 
with no dissenting votes. The Bishop declared that the character of the clergy had been 
passed. 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministiy: The Bishop called for the members of the 
Board of Ordained Ministry to stand and be recognized. Roger Elliott, Chairperson of the 
Board, presented the report. Elliott recommended the deletion of Dr. Kermit Braswell in the 
class of 2001 of the Board of Managers, the Pastors' School. Braswell was replaced by 
Reverend R. Carl Frazier, Jr. The change was approved. 

Elliott referred to Question 33, "Who are elected as Deacons in Full Connection?" This 
is the first annual conference such a vote has been taken. Each of the candidates was asked 
to come forward and stand before the Executive Session. After administering the historic 
questions to the candidates for the new Order of Deacon, the Bishop asked if there were 
any questions by the assembly. Given the historic precedence of the vote, the Bishop asked 
those in favor of their election to stand. The candidates were approved with no dissenting 
votes. 

Candidates for Associate Membership under Questions 34 and 35 were requested to 
come forward and stand before the Executive Session. Candidates for elder's orders were 
invited to the front. After administering the historic questions, the Bishop asked the body 



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if there were any questions that they would like to address. He called for a voice vote for 
Associate Members. The candidates were approved with no dissenting votes. He then called 
for the vote for candidates for Elders Orders. Not hearing any questions from the body, he 
then called for a voice vote and the candidates were approved. 

Elliott called attention to Question 19, which is presented for information. He deleted 
Pollard G. Cannon from Question 20. An omission in Question 19 was questioned. Dr. 
Belton Joyner explained that an addition can be made based on the recommendation of 
the district committee. Elliott then presented amendments to the listings. Under item 21.b, 
Wilbur Ormond, Jr. required approval of extension of time to complete the Course of Study, 
and it was approved. 

The Bishop asked the body to support the recommendation of the board in Question 
26. b and it was approved. 

Elliott asked for those listed under Questions 29. a and 32 to come forward. The 
Bishop addressed the candidates for Probationary Membership under the 1992 Book of 
Discipline and the clergy transferring in from other denominations. They faced the body 
as the Bishop asked for questions, and there were none. He asked for the vote and the 
candidates were approved for Probationary Membership. 

Elliott referred to Questions 30 and 31, asking those listed to stand. No vote was 
required and the Bishop called for applause in recognition of those listed. Questions 36 and 
37. b were presented, with an addition to Question 37. b. Gnder advisement from the 
Parliamentarian, the Bishop ruled that we cannot vote on Question 37. b. The Bishop called 
for approval of all the above items and they were approved. 

Persons listed under Question 39 were asked to stand and be recognized. The Bishop 
called for a separate vote on those listed under Questions 41 and 42. Both lists were 
approved for ordination. Clergy transferring from other denominations, Question 43, were 
voted on and approved. Question 47, honorable location, and an addition to 47. a were 
presented for a vote of approval. These were approved. Question 48 was presented for 
approval and it was approved. An addition to Question 50. b was made and those listed 
were approved to voluntarily leave the ministerial office. 

The Bishop asked the body to stand as the names in Question 51 were read in tribute 
to those persons who have died since our the last Conference. 

Point of Order: The name under 51.c also must be read, it was done. 

Additions were made to the list of spouses and added the name of Bishop William 
Ragsdale Cannon. The Bishop led the assembly in prayer in memory of those who have 
passed on. 

Corrections were made to Questions 53. c and d. The body voted on Questions 53 
and 54 and approved those listed. Question 56 was presented and approved. Those listed 
under Question 57. c were presented for approval and were approved. Those retiring listed 
under Questions 59-61 were asked to stand and be recognized. Questions 62-76 are 
covered other places in the Conference. 

Two individuals under Question 77 requested extensions beyond the eight year limit, 
requiring a 3/4 vote. These were approved. All of those listed, with the exception of one 
deacon in full connection, were presented for vote, requiring 2/3 majority. These were 
approved. Those listed under Question 81, Extension Ministries, stood for recognition. They 
required a 2/3 vote and they were approved. 

A clarification was requested on Question 43. A question was raised about Question 
38. c regarding approval by the Board of Ordained Ministry. The Board of Ordained Ministry 
will be voting immediately following the Executive Session. 

The report as a whole was presented to the body and the Bishop called for its approval 
as modified. It was approved by a standing vote. The Bishop expressed his gratitude to the 
Board of Ordained Ministry for their diligent work. 

Adjournment: There being no further business, the Bishop asked all to stand for the 
benediction. The Executive Session was adjourned. 

FIRST DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION. Monday, June 9, 1997 

Ojjening Communion Service: Bishop Marion M. Edwards, celebrant and preacher, led 
the congregation in singing at 1:25 p.m., followed by Holy Communion for all Annual 
Conference members and visitors. Citing the Apostle Paul, Robert Frost, and Cari Sandburg, 
Bishop Edwards called the NC Annual Conference into the ministry of reconciliation by 
tearing down the ethnic, social, and economic walls that separate us. The afternoon offering 
was designated for the Simeon F. Cummings Native American Endowment. 

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Plenaiy Session: Bishop Edwards called the Conference to order at 3:00 p.m. for the 
opening session of Annual Conference. 

Response to Hunicane Fran: He began the session with a video covering the 
conference's response to Hurricane Fran. The Bishop introduced GMCOR Staff Person, 
Fred Toland, to say a few words about hurricane relief through GMCOR. He recognized key 
people of our conference who worked for the recovery from Hurricane Fran. 

State of the Church Address: Bishop Edwards suspended his State of the Church 
Address. Instead, he related his experiences as a district superintendent in Georgia, and of 
a church that would not let its pastor fail. He thanked the conference for doing everything 
it can to keep their bishop from failing. 

Organization of the Conference: Dr. James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary, made the 
following motion: "I move that the Bar of the Conference be the main floor and the stage 
of Reeves Auditorium, that the records of the registrars at the registration tables be the 
Official Roll of the Conference, that the program in The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports, 1997 and The Book of tiandouts be the Official Program 
and Agenda of the Conference, with the understanding that the agenda may be amended 
from time to time by the presiding Bishop as necessity and expediency may require, that 
persons appearing on the agenda who are not members of the Conference be granted the 
privilege of the floor, and the Staff Members and Committee Members which are listed on 
pages 7 and 8 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1997 be 
elected." Bryan's motion passed. 

Vote on Constitutional Amendments: Secretary Bryan brought attention to the seven 
constitutional amendments, approved by General Conference, that required vote by our 
Annual Conference. He explained the voting procedure and noted that we would continue 
on with business while the Tellers collected the vote sheets. Kermit Braswell and Cashar 
Evans were available to address any amendment questions. 

Election of Conference Secretaiy: Bishop Edwards announced that with the resignation 
of James Coile, Conference Secretary, he had named Assistant Secretary, Jerry Bryan, as 
Interim Secretary until the Conference elected a secretary to finish out the quadrennium. 
Edwards spoke of his appreciation for Coile, who will serve as Pariiamentarian, and of his 
many years as Conference Secretary. He said Coile would be given special recognition at 
a later time. He called for nominations and Bryan was nominated from the floor. A motion 
to close nominations was passed and Bryan was elected unanimously. 

Report of Committee on Conference Rules: Kyle Hicks, newly elected chairperson, 
presented the conference rules from the Committee. They were approved without changes. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Charles Morrison requested that the Conference send 
greetings to Dr. Kimsey King, former Conference Secretary who is ill. The Bishop then 
received from the floor other names for greetings. Others were to be submitted to the 
secretary and the conference will send greetings. The motion was approved. 

Report of Board of Ordained Ministiy: Chairperson, Roger Elliott, called attention to 
additional matters from the Board. Gpon presentation of transfers and newly elected clergy, 
who were asked to stand and be recognized, the Bishop asked the Conference to express 
their appreciation with applause. Candidates for diaconal ministry, Mark David Haines and 
Amy Lynn Kelley, were presented by Denise Waters, Division of Deacons Chairperson. The 
candidates were approved as diaconal ministers. 

The Bishop welcomed those clergy who were transferring to the annual conference 
from other conferences, and asked the Conference to express their appreciation with 
applause. 

Report of Committee on Episcopacy: Chairperson, Cashar Evans, told of our 
appreciation for both Bishop Marion M. Edwards and his wife, Linda. He regaled the 
Conference with interesting stories of the Bishop's life growing up in Georgia, and his career 
in ministry. Mrs. Edwards was escorted to the stage by Dr. and Mrs. Kermit Braswell. 
Reverend Bill Presnell presented the Edwards with roses and a gift in recognition of Bishop 
& Mrs. Edwards' thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, this day. The Conference greeted them 
with a standing ovation. 

Reverend Jerry Schronce proposed a motion on behalf of the local pastors. The 
Bishop requested he delay his action until after the report of the Committee on 
Mominations. 

Continuation of Report of Ordained Ministry: The Bishop called for Roger Elliott, 
Chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry, to present two diaconal ministers for 
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Rep)Ort of Conference Committee on Nominations: Robert Baldridge, CCOM Executive 
Director, pointed out necessary changes to several items printed in The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1997. These must be voted upon in the days 
ahead. 

Baldridge introduced Conference Missionary Secretary, Reverend Jesse Staton, who 
presented five certificates of award to Bishop Edwards. Our Conference led all the SEJ 
Conferences in increases in advance giving - which was 41% over the previous year. 

"A Good News Moment:" Baldridge introduced a "Good News Moment" and the body 
sang "Open My Eyes, That I May See." Gregory Bronson from Rocky Mount compared the 
violence in the church's neighborhood to the good work being done at the Clark Street 
GMC, a revitalized church. The church actively, and successfully reaches people of all age 
groups. The church is receiving people on profession of faith, and is ministering directly to 
the needs of those who are affected by the violent acts described. 

Report of Conference Council on Rnance and Administration: Cashar Evans, 
Chairperson, and Conference Treasurer, Allen Morris, presented the budget found on pages 
50 - 59 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1997. it is to be 
approved Wednesday afternoon. Evans also referred to previously mailed sheets. He then 
asked for approval of Items III, IV, and V on pages 50 - 53, which includes the District 
Superintendents' salaries. Evans moved the approval of the wording in bold print in Sections 
ill, rv, & V. The Bishop called for a vote on each section separately. Sections ill & iV, were 
approved in order. 

Harold Harbin, Jr., Glenwood, (RO) moved that the salary for the District 
Superintendents for 1998 and subsequent years shall be recommended in actual dollars to 
the Annual Conference for approval. The raise in salary shall be the same as the dollar 
amount as the raise in the recommended minimum salary of full-time pastors serving local 
charges in the NC Conference. This amount would be $783 for 1998. The 1997 salary for 
District Superintendents is $64,659. Therefore, the 1998 salary for District Superintendent 
will be $65,442. 

Dr. Roger Elliott, Edenton Street, (F?A), spoke against the amendment. Reverend 
Norma Walters, Leave of Absence, (DG), spoke in favor of the amendment. The question 
was called and the amendment was re-read, it was defeated. 

Dr. Robert Pullman, St. James, (NB), proposed an amendment to Part V, line three, 
to delete "salary and utilities" and insert "only" in that place, to read ...average percentage 
change in salary only for the prior year for all full-time pastors.... And CF&A is to adjust the 
per cent and the salary amount accordingly. The question was called, the amendment was 
read again, and it failed. 

The Bishop called for a standing vote on Section V, and it passed. 

Presentation of Awards: The Bishop announced the first in a series of special awards 
to take place at Annual Conference beginning with presentation of charters to new 
congregations. 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations: David E. Brownlee, Congregational 
Development Chairperson, introduced the pastor, Ben Sharpe, and members of the newly 
formed Cornerstone GMC. Their testimonies inspired the Conference. Bishop Edwards and 
Tommy Smith, the Fayetteville District Superintendent, presented the Charter. 

Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting: CCOM Associate Director, Steve Compton, 
presented the Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting to eleven troops and packs. Those 
honored were: Troop 598 of Gardner's GMC, Cub Scout Pack 750 of Kipling GMC, Troop 
750, Girl Scout Troop 169, Girl Scout Troop 247, Cub Pack 529, and Troop 529 (all of 
Maysville GMC), Pack 347 of Queen Street GMC, Pack 226 and Troop 226 of Wesley 
Memorial GMC, and Cub Pack 257 of Wrightsville Beach GMC. 

College Scholarship Awards: Higher Education Vice-chairperson Charlene Pierce Guider 
presented these special awards. The William Ragsdale Cannon Scholarship was awarded to 
Needham "Yancey" Gulley, a rising sophomore and a pre-ministerial student at Louisburg 
College. Yancey is a native of Franklinton and a member of Franklinton GMC. The 
Blackburn Scholarship, in honor of Bishop and the late Mrs. Robert M. Blackburn, was 
awarded to Steven Kenneth Pittman, an entering freshman at NC Wesleyan College and a 
member of Shiloh GMC in Gaston. Madison "Ridge" Johnson received the Student Day 
Scholarship, the result of offerings from the local churches. He will attend Methodist College 
in the fall, and he is a member of Bethany GMC near Kinston. The Gnited Methodist 
Foundation Annual Conference Scholarship was awarded to William Carl Simpson iii, who 
will attend Emory Gniversity in the fall. He is a member of Front Street GMC in Burlington. 

Announcements: Secretary Jerry Bryan made some administrative announcements. 



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Adjournment: The Bishop adjourned the Conference until the evening ordination and 
consecration service. 

FIRST DAY, EVENING WORSHIP SESSION, Monday, June 9, 1997 

The Service of Worship for Consecration and Ordination: The principal liturgist was 
Bishop Marion M. Edwards, and the guest preacher was Dr. Leonard I. Sweet. Special music 
was presented by Saint Mark's GMC, Raleigh, Kevin Kerstetter, director. Mrs. Denise Waters 
presented the diaconal ministers for consecration, the new Order of Deacons in full 
connection were presented, and Dr. Roger Elliott, presented the deacons and elders for 
ordination. (For synopsis of the entire service see worship bulletin, A Service of Worship for 
Consecration and Ordination, Monday, June 9, 1997.) 

SECOND DAY, MORNING SESSION, Tuesday, June 10, 1997 

Wesley Hymn Sing: Reverend Chuck Cook led in the singing of a number of Charles 
Wesley hymns. 

Moming Worship: "Windows to the Future:" Taking as his text, Luke 15, the parable 
of the prodigal son and his older brother, Bishop Edwards led the conference through a 
reappraisal of the older brother and how he is much like us. The older brother also was a 
prodigal in his heart. We were left to bring closure to the story as we examine our own lives. 

Plenaiy Session: Bishop Edwards called the Conference to order for the morning's 
business at 9:00 a.m. He recognized clergy and lay persons who have attended the most 
NC Conference sessions. 

The Cmm Award for Prophetic Ministry: Henry Jarrett, chairperson of Commission on 
Church and Society, presented the award to Smyrna GMC, Robbins, (SA), for its work with 
learning disabled children, and for its work with Morth Moore Occupational Therapy. 
Prospect GMC, Maxton, (RO) also received a Crum Award for hosting a conference on the 
hog farming industry. 

Rep>ort of Commission on Laity: The Bishop called on Conference Lay Leader, Robby 
Lowry, and the Commission on Laity for their report. Mrs. Jeanne Rouse, Conference GMW 
president, encouraged registration for the 1997 School of Christian Mission. 

Lay Person of the Year Award: Lowry presented all nominees from each district: BG: 
Ms. Katherine Wacker from Orange GMC; DG: Ms. LaNella Smith from Asbury Temple GMC 
in Durham; EC: Ms. Audrey Farrow from St. Johns GMC at Avon; FA: Mr. Lyman Home of 
Grace GMC in Clinton; GO: Mr. Alan Casey of Sanders Chapel GMC; GR: Ms. Carol 
Richardson of Bath GMC; NB: Ms. Kathy Bailey of Trinity GMC; RA: Mr. Lavern Nanney from 
Wesley Memorial GMC; RO: Ms. Treva Stewart from Pleasant Grove GMC; RM: Ms. Elladean 
(Deanie) Bowers of Jackson GMC; SA: Ms. Kathy Chappell from Candor GMC; and WI: Ms. 
Susan Pennock of Camp GMC in Shallotte. They received applause from the Conference. 

LaNella Smith of Asbury Temple GMC in Durham was the recipient of the 1997 Lay 
Person of the Year Award. Her vitality, enthusiasm, and commitment to the church are seen 
in her local, district, and conference activities. She is a member of the choir, works with 
Habitat for Humanity, and leads various programs in the church. Her church proclaims, 
"She will pray with you, laugh with you, cry with you. She is our friend." 

Continuation of RepKjrt of Conference Council on Ministries: CCOM Executive Director 
Bob Baldridge continued his report. Baldridge pointed to corrections in nominations. The 
Bishop asked for a vote on the amended report. The amended report was approved. 

Amendment: Robert Pullman, St. James, (MB), made a motion to amend the 1998 
Conference Advance Specials, C. Lane Three, to "place all persons in this category C under 
a subsection 1. Add subsection 2, to wit: The Reverend Charles Davis (See A.l for 
information - this category provides an option for missionary salary support for the Reverend 
Davis)." Baldridge called on Hope Ward, who referred to the lane for Project Agape, but 
accepted the Pullman motion as a friendly amendment. The amendment was adopted. 

Baldridge presented the Nominations in the Book of Handouts without further 
amendment. There being no nominations from the floor, the nominations were approved. 

Bishop Edwards referred to the handout A WOf^NG DOCUMENT by the Task Force 
on Conference Stnjcture. He asked the assembly to review it and take it back for review by 
their local churches. 

Baldridge reviewed the progress of our conference over the last year. He listed a wide 
variety of accomplishments due to our connection. He asked the conference staff to come 
forward for recognition by the assembly. The Bishop added his thanks for their support as 
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Baldridge called upon LaNella Smith, who chairs the Commission on Religion and 
Race, to report on the Conference Plan of Inclusiveness. She discussed the results of the 
survey of all conference boards. She noted the several cross-cultural appointments and the 
rising ethnic participation in conference-related schools, retirement homes, and ministries. 
She invited the church to continue its emphasis on inclusiveness. The Bishop renewed his 
congratulations to Smith for her award as Lay Person of the Year, presented the previous 
day. 

"A Good News Moment:" The assembly sang the hymn: "Open My Eyes, That 1 May 
See." Reverend Kellie Gallagher-Smith, Pineview, (RO), described how a small, dying church 
had reached out to the surrounding community. She explained how the church began to 
actively recruit for Vacation Bible School, supported by volunteers. Children began to come 
to church, and the entire church began to grow in every area. The conference stood at the 
end of her report and sang the Doxology. 

Motion: Gwen Henderson, member of John Wesley OMC, moved "that the Conference 
Lay Person of the Year Presentation become an Order of the Day on the first day of Annual 
Conference effective Annual Conference 1998 and thereafter." The motion was seconded 
and approved. 

Report of the Task Force on Past Service Pension LiabiL'ty: Reverend Ned Hill, 
chairperson of Task Force on Past Service Pension Liability, presented the report. Hill 
expressed his gratitude for the work of Reverend Gray Southern on the task force. Hill 
reviewed the four recommendations of the task force. 

Amendment: Reverend Douglas Byrd moved to amend to read as follows: 

1) That the Bishop appoint a successor body to the Task Force on Funded 
Pension Liability to be named the Committee on Special Conference Funds. 
The Committee, in consultation with the Board of Pensions, Cabinet and 
the Council on Finance and Administration would monitor and make 
recommendations to the Annual Conference regarding the unfunded 
pension liability. While the primary focus of the Committee shall be the 
unfunded pension liability, the Committee may also, in co-operation with 
United Methodist Foundation, guide the Annual Conference in the 
development of special gifts raised from individuals, foundations, and/or 
local churches for other causes. 

The Committee will be determined by the Bishop with the following 
persons named as voting ex-officio members: 
Conference Treasurer 

President or Executive Director of CJnited Methodist Foundation 
Representative from the Board of Pensions 
Representative from the Council on Finance and Administration 

2) That the Annual Conference employ a part-time Director of Current Giving 
(September 1997 through December 1999) whose primary role would be 
to seek gifts for the unfunded pension liability. The Director of Current 
Giving would report to the Bishop or to whomever designated by the 
Bishop. The Committee shall work in consort with United Methodist 
Foundation in developing the job description for the Director of Current 
Giving and in providing general supervision of said Director. The Committee 
shall determine the cost for the position and shall make a request to the 
Council on Finance and Administration for a supplemental appropriation to 
cover said cost. 

3) That the position of Director of Current Giving become a full-time position 
in the year 2000 and that funding for said position be done by off-setting 
reductions in the Conference budget. The primary focus of the full-time 
Director of Current Giving shall continue to be the unfunded pension liability 
until such time as an effective plan to address this liability is in place and 
working. 

4) That those local churches which did not pay 100% of their 1996 
apportionments submit a plan, at the 1997 Charge Conference, for how 
they are moving towards full acceptance and funding of their 
apportionments by the end of the quadrennium (2000). The full payment 
of apportionments is understood to be the basis of our connectional 
ministry and essential for payment of the unfunded pension liability. 

These were friendly amendments and accepted by the Task Force. 
Tabled Amendment: Robert Wallace, pastor of St. James GMC, (RM), proposed an 
amendment stating that Beginning with the year 2000, and for ten years thereafter, the 



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Council on Finance and Administration be directed to apply 50% of earnings on funds paid 
on apportionments from the local churches to the unfunded liabilities. The Bishop ruled 
that the amendment was in order, but will require CFA to review it, since its impact exceeds 
the scope of the amendment as a whole. The Bishop tabled the motion until it could be 
reported upon the following day. 

Request for Ruling by Bishop: Reverend Sam Wynn, Mew Bern District Superintendent, 
requested that the Bishop rule on the constitutionality of the amendment, since it would 
affect the formula determined by General Conference. The Bishop will confer and rule 
tomorrow. 

Willis Long, member of St. Paul GMC, (GO), moved to eliminate Items 2 and 3 of the 
recommendations, and keep items 1 and 4. Reverend Paul Leeland, St. Luke GMC, (SA), 
spoke against the amendment to the amendment. Bishop Edwards called for the vote and 
the amendment to the amendment failed. 

The previous question was moved and approved. 

The Bishop called for a show of hands. Marvin Coleman, member of Northampton 
Charge, (RM), questioned the total cost of the new office. Hill responded with an estimate 
of $20,000 for the part-time position, and that the eventual full-time position could be 
funded by future offsets. 

The Bishop presented item 1 for a vote, it was approved by show of hands. 

The Bishop presented item 2 as amended. 

Reverend Bill Sherman, retired, (MB), offered a substitute amendment. Amend the first 
sentence in sixth paragraph to read: The Task Force, and many others throughout the MC 
Annual Conference, continue to believe that the matter of unfunded pension liability is an 
obligation of the Conference which demands our attention. Substitute the following for (2), 
(3), and (4) on the second page: (2) That the Annual Conference set apart line item #47 
in the Conference Budget, Past Service Liability - Pensions, and apportion the total amount 
for the coming year to each pastoral charge on the same basis (salary plus housing, if any, 
no utilities, no travel) as is the present allocation for the Ministerial Pension Plan. Line Item 
#46, Conference Claimants - Retiree Insurance will remain in the Ministerial Support 
category of the Conference Budget. Line Item #47, a Capital Funds campaign instituted 
four years ago on the recommendation of the Board of Pensions and adopted by the 
Annual Conference, will continue in its present form. (3) that this recommendation be used 
in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and that the Conference Committee on Financial Development 
monitor its progress during this three year period to determine its recommendation for 
2001. 

Cashar Evans explained how this amendment goes against the spirit of the Book of 
Discipline, despite the fact that it is practiced in other Conferences. Sherman asked the 
Bishop to rule on the substitute amendment. 

Point of Order: Tom Faggart, Rockingham: First, (RO), raised a point of order 
regarding the delineation of apportioned items. The Bishop declared that the rule does not 
apply, since the line is not an apportioned item. 

He then ruled that the substitution was out of order. 

The previous question was moved and passed. Item 2 was approved by a show of 
hands. 

The Bishop presented item 3 as amended. 

Amendment: Warren Johnson, member of Duke Memorial, moved to "add the words 
'by vote of this Conference.' at the end of the sentence in item 3." Hill accepted the 
amendment. 

The previous question was moved and passed. Item 3 was approved by a show of 
hands. 

The Bishop presented item 4 as amended. 

Mark Wethington, pastor, Duke Memorial, asked whether churches could contribute 
to the pension liability as a priority over other apportionments. Hill responded that all 
apportionments must be paid so as not to impact negatively on other ministries. 
Wethington wanted the Conference to emphasize the progress of churches that were not 
paying their full apportionments. The Bishop assured him that this was being done. 

Announcements: As the Order of the Day had arrived, all matters were tabled until the 
afternoon session. The Bishop announced a brief recess to prepare for the Memorial Service 
at 11:00 and reminded the body of the Board of Pensions Luncheon for clergy retirees 
planned for 12:00. 

All Saints Celebration - Memorial Service: Bishop Marion M. Edwards presided and the 
Reverend Carol W. Goehring preached. Special music was rendered by Cariton Hirschi, and 
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had died. (For synopsis of entire service, see worship bulletin, The Memorial Seruice, 
Tuesday, June 10, 1997.) 

SECOND DAY, AFTERMOOM SESSION, Tuesday, June 10, 1^7 

NC Partners in Caring: President Jerry Smith opened the annual meeting and referred 
to the written report. After some discussion, the meeting was adjourned. 

Plenary Session: The Bishop called the session to order at 1:40 p.m. 

Continuation of RepKjrt of Task Force on Peist Service Pension Liability: Bishop 
Edwards raised again Item 4 of the report of the Task Force. 

Reverend John Check, St. Paul, (RM), moved that the Conference Treasurer notify the 
church/charge of the exact dollar amount each church is paying toward the unfunded 
pension liability out of the asked apportionments. 

Patrice Cheasty-Miller, Duke's Chapel, (DG), spoke against the amendment. Mark 
Wethington, Duke Memorial, (DG) raised a question about tying the amount to salaries 
rather than apportionments. The vote was taken and the Check motion failed. 

Dick Good, member of Seaside, (Wl), moved that the Commission on Special 
Conference Funds in cooperation with Cf^&A be directed to study the effects of allocating 
the funds raised for the conference budget for one year to the Gnfunded Pension Liability. 
Reverend Jerry Schronce, Rainbow, (GR), raised a question in opposition. Cashar Evans 
responded, describing the ratios of current spending. He explained that even if we went to 
a system of relying on current collections, the Conference would still need a sizable reserve. 
The Bishop called for a vote, and the motion failed. 

Following more discussion, the Bishop called for a vote on the recommendations of 
the Task Force by a show of hands. The recommendations were approved as amended. 

Gnited Methodist Foundation, Incorporated: Lloyd Milton Whaley, president of the 
Gnited Methodist Foundation, addressed the Conference and spoke about the Foundation's 
assets and investment progress. He explained changes to the GMF by-laws which will allow 
conference representatives a vote on the Board of Directors. He presented the resolution 
to the conference for vote. The Bishop called for a vote, and the resolution was approved. 

Saints of God Stewardship Award: Gnited Methodist Foundation Executive Director 
Douglas Byrd presented the award to St. Luke GMC in Sanford for its outstanding Christian 
stewardship and service. Reverends Paul Leeland, Pastor, and Beth Hood, Associate Pastor, 
and a lay representative were presented a plaque and a check. 

Francis Asbury Award: Reverend Raegan May, chairperson of the Commission on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, was asked to make this presentation. Dr. John 
White, president of NC Wesleyan and Dr. Elton Hendricks, president of Methodist College 
greeted the conference. May, assisted by James Noseworthy, presented the award to Dean 
Dennis Campbell of Duke Divinity School for his work in Christian higher education. 

Qergy Retiree Recognition: Reverend Woody Wells, Jr., presented the retiring clergy 
and gave each one the opportunity to speak to the Conference. Wells introduced each 
retiree and gave each the opportunity to speak to the Conference. The Bishop and Belton 
Joyner greeted each, presenting them with a pin and a certificate. 

Motion: Jerry Schronce, Rainbow, (GR), moved that the NC Annual Conference amend 
the Conference policy for ordination and embrace as its educational requirements those 
outlined in The 1996 Book of Discipline, 11315-326. The educational requirements outlined 
function to provide the standard by which an individual becomes a candidate for 
probationary membership or full-connection in the Annual Conference. 

Substitute Motion: Milton Gilbert, First GMC, (NB) moved "that the Annual Conference 
direct the Chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry to appoint a committee of Elders 
in full connection. Local Pastors, and Lay Persons to investigate our North Carolina Annual 
Conference's adjustment to the Discipline of The GMC in regards to Elders Orders and 
membership in full connection as it relates to Lay Pastors without a Master of Divinity 
Degree or its equivalent. This committee is to meet at least one time in the 1997-98 
Conference year, at the members' own expense, and present any majority and minority 
reports to the 1998 Annual Conference for discussion." 

Chris Humphreys, Swan Quarter, (GR), spoke against the substitute motion stating it 
had been "studied by the Council of Bishops." The question was called, the Schronce 
motion was replaced by substitute, and the substititute motion by Gilbert was passed. 

App>eal on Question of Law: Humphreys requested an interpretation by the Bishop 
regarding whether or not the North Carolina Annual Conference's policy for ordination is 
consistent with The 1997 Book of Discipline. Bishop Edwards replied that he would rule 
on the request the following day. 



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Announcements: Bishop Edwards announced that a business session would follow the 
evening service. 

Worship Sendee: Bishop Edwards closed the business session of the Conference for 
the Order of the Day, the Service of Worship. Dr. Leonard I. Sweet preached a sermon 
entitled "In Your Dreams." 

Adjournment: The Conference adjourned for dinner. 

SECOND DAY, EVENING SESSION, Tuesday, June 10, 1997 

Worship Service: Dr. Leonard Sweet, preacher, presented his message on "The 
Platinum Rule." 

Plenaiy Session: A business session followed the evening worship service. 

Report of Board of Pensions: Woody Wells presented the Board of Pensions report. 
Wells spoke to corrections, additions, and deletions to Part A of the report and asked for 
approval. Bishop Edwards asked the body to vote on each section individually. The 
corrected and amended Report A was adopted. 

In Report B, Part I.C, the Board proposed a per-service year rate of $367, which would 
be a 3% cost of living increase for retirees thus creating an unfunded pension liability. Wells 
proposed Part V of the report, which reduces the health insurance coverage of early retirees. 
The savings would amount to $66,000.00 that would be applied to the unfunded pension 
liability. The provisions would begin in the year 2000. The Bishop called for a vote, and Part 
B was approved. 

Report C, Housing Exclusion Allowance, was presented without amendments and was 
adopted. 

Report D, Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution, was presented to the Conference. 
Rufus Stark, retired, (RA), questioned the balance now in the transition fund and asked if 
it had been considered by the committee as a resource for the unfunded liability. Wells 
responded that the balance was approximately $5 million and that the money does not 
belong to the Conference. The unamended report was adopted. 

Wells referred back to Report A, Part I.B.4, and asked that the benefits received by 
Charles I. Gmstead, Jr., now deceased, be continued for his spouse. It was approved. 

Wells asked for approval of the report as a whole as amended and it was approved. 

Report of United Methodist Publishing House: Belton Joyner presented a check in the 
amount of $8,423.36 from Cokesbury to Bishop Edwards. Edwards thanked Cokesbury and 
stated that the check will go towards the unfunded pension liability. 

Ref>ort of Commission on Equitable Comfjensation: Chairperson Reverend Bob 
Bergland presented the report on Equitable Compensation. The salary schedules for full- 
time pastors and student pastors were presented separately. The Commission 
recommended a 3.1% raise in the minimum salary of full-time pastors. 

James Coile, retired, (MB) raised a question regarding the status of the new Order of 
Deacon in Full Connection. Are they considered under equitable compensation? Bergland 
responded that the new Order of Deacon is not under equitable compensation. Coile asked 
about the relationship of the new Order of Deacon - Is it full connection? Belton Joyner 
stated that the General Conference ruled that a Deacon in Full Connection should be 
funded by the church as recommended, but they are not under equitable compensation. 
The Bishop called for a vote, and the full-time salary recommendation was approved. 

Motion: Reverend George C. Megill, Leah's Chapel-Shiloh, (RA), proposed "that a task 
force be created to study the salary structure in the NC Annual Conference and to report 
their findings/recommendations to the 1998 Annual Conference Session. The proposal is 
brought forth in concern of the growing gap between the minimum salary pastors and 
pastors at the high range of salaries. We ask that the Task Force especially look into 
minimum salary and District Superintendent salaries because those salary levels are 
determined by the Annual Conference. Furthermore, we propose that the Bishop appoint 
the Task Force comprised of representatives from the Equitable Compensation 
Commission, CF&A, a minimum salary pastor, a district superintendent, and a pastor from 
a large church." The motion passed. 

Bergland asked how the task force would be funded. Megill suggested that funding 
come from the Commission. Bergland responded that it would be difficult. Tony Collier, 
New Hope, (EC), questioned whether the line item for task forces in the CCOM budget 
could be used for this purpose. Bob Wallace, St. James, (RM), suggested that the task force 
be funded through CCOM's line item for task forces. 

Amendment Kermit Braswell, Raleigh District Superintendent, moved "to amend that 
the Task Force to Study Salary Structure be funded by a supplemental appropriation from 
the Council on Finance and Administration." It was accepted as a friendly amendment. The 
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Bergland then presented the salary schedule for student pastors. He reported that 
Duke Endowment has requested that student salaries and benefits be comparable with the 
WMC Conference. The NA/NC Conference has agreed to freeze its student salaiy for one year 
and increase its benefits to those of the NC Conference in order to resolve the differences. 
The Commission on Equitable Compensation, in order to meet the NC Conference's share 
of the adjustment, recommended increasing the student base from 65% to 66.3% of full 
time compensation. This would make the student salary and utility amounts of $18,600 the 
same in the two conferences. This was approved. 

The amended report as a whole was approved. 

Refxwt of Committee on Resolutions: Alan Swartz introduced two resolutions to the 
Conference for consideration on Wednesday: "Remembering Our Persecuted Brothers and 
Sisters in Christ;" and "Conference Insurance Coverage of Partial-Birth Abortion." 

Report of Qergy Moving Expense Committee: Mary Plummer, Chairperson, presented 
the Committee on Moving Expense Committee report. She described two changes: mileage 
to be paid for two cars when a clergy couple moves; and a change of the deadline for 
submitting moving expense vouchers. She moved the approval of the report as a whole and 
it was passed. 

Report of the Conference Statistician: Conference Statistician, Reverend George 
Speake presented the report noting increases in total membership, average worship 
attendance, and number of congregations with ethnic members. He commented that the 
large decrease in Sunday school attendance was attributed probably to poor reporting and 
asked that the reports be carefully completed. Also, travel on line 67 should include 
allowances and voucher travel expenses. The report was approved. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Speake requested and was granted a point of personal 
privilege. He reminded the body of the INCC website, and announced the winners of the 
website contests. 

James Coile asked about the number of clergy members and where information about 
clergy could be found, since the clergy are not included in the local church records. Speake 
responded that the General Conference Council on Finance and Administration reports on 
clergy members. 

Maness Mitchell asked Speake to clarify what is included in Sunday School 
membership, especially if classes and groups meet at an unusual time. Speake said to 
include all members regardless of when they meet. 

Adjournment: Speake moved to adjourn and the session was dismissed. 

THIRD DAY, MORNIMG SESSIOM, Wednesday, June 11, 1997 

Hymn Sing: The Bishop announced another hymn sing to begin the day. Chuck Cook 
led in the singing of hymns through the Christian year. 

Morning Worship: Bishop Edwards presented his morning worship service and 
preached from Genesis 25:20, 21, 24ff; and from Hebrews 12, about Esau and the 
"Meaning of the Profane." 

Plenary Session: The Conference was called to order for the morning session at 9:04 
a.m. 

Ruling on Question of Law: This ruling is in response to Chris Humphreys' request for 
an interpretation by the Bishop regarding whether or not the North Carolina Annual 
Conference's policy for ordination is consistent with The 1997 Book of Discipline, and for 
the approval of the Local Pastor track as a means of becoming a full member of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. Bishop Edwards will make a ruling in 30 days and then it 
would go to the Judicial Council. The Bishop will receive written arguments on this issue. 

Repxjrtof Pern Covenant: Dr. Mark Wethington, chairperson, presented the report. The 
Annual Conference sang "Lord, We Have Come to the Lakeshore." Wethington introduced 
Rosanna Panizo, president of the Methodist Seminary in Lima, Peru, who is on leave while 
studying at Duke University. Wethington introduced Rhonda Lee from Lynchburg VA, a 
missionary to Peru, and Bishop Jorge Figueroa from The Methodist Church of Peru, who 
spoke to the Annual Conference through translator Rhonda Lee. Bishop Figueroa, after his 
address, presented Bishop Edwards with a golden plate in appreciation of the support of 
the NCC. Wethington presented the Peru Covenant to the Conference for renewal. The 
Bishop called for a vote to renew the covenant and it was done. 

Commitment to Children in North Carolina - Governor James B. Hunt: Bishop 
Edwards told of his commitment to the Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty, and 
invited Governor Hunt to speak of his commitment to children and poverty in the State of 
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Governor Hunt, was introduced to the Conference by Governor Hunt. Governor Hunt told 
the Conference about the "Excellence in Education Act" he is pushing in the legislature to 
improve the quality of education in North Carolina. He explained the function of the "Smart 
Star^ program. Governor Hunt challenged the Conference to become more involved in 
area oTsei^icf ^' °^ Edwards thanked Governor Hunt for his emphasis on this needed 

Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty: Carol D. Hayes presented 
the report concerning the Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty Hayes 
and Bishop Edwards introduced Tom and Paula Dille to the Conference as co-chairpersons 
ot the Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty 

Bnef Recess: A brief recess was taken before the order of the day 
ir., .J^^^iVf /wPrP« '^^^^'■^"d Jessica F Moffatt presented a workshop, '^Out of the Pew 
Into the World. Moffatt, executive minister, described the lay ministry of First GMC in Tulsa] 

Report of the Insurance Comnnittee: Insurance Committee Chair, Reverend Gray 

fo^J^'nPvTvi.? T^hi R V^P"'^,-, !i°y'^^'"" '^^^^^ ^^^'■^ '■' ^ ^^° '"^t^ '"^'■e^se i" the premium 
tor next year. The Bishop called for a vote, and the report was approved 

Order of the Day: Adjournment for Clergy Partners Luncheon was called 

,u I 7?"o""«^ements: Daphne Success from the General Board of Pensions is available in 

the obby to answer any questions about Pension Investment Program. Clergy photos will 

attPo^n'o h 'fivlK^AP-""-! r^^y- ^^^ ^'^^°P recognized Reverend Matt Gardner, who^s 
attending his b/th Annual Conference. 

Adjourrunent: The Conference was adjourned for lunch. 

THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Wednesday, June 1 1, 1997 

Plenary S^on: Bishop Edwards called the Plenary Session to order at 1:25 p m 
th.-c ^^^s^an^^ty Award: Christian Unity Chairperson, Reverend Claire Clybum, presented 

SL^XilTnrefSgt C°o"r;;';^1tt'ef • ^^'^' """ ^"^^ ^^"^°"' '^''^^ ^^''^ ^^^^ '" 
i aNp^^^,^T' ^^"^ to Improve Race Relations Awards: Religion and Race Chairperson, 
fSSL^h n ^• f^^^^t^d ^. certificate to Hope Vickers, who received it on behalf of the 
Elizabeth Distnct Commission on Religion and Race, and to Donnie E. Jones and the 
Oxford Alliance Community Ministries for work in racial inclusiveness. 
N.v^ 1 5^^5"^"<^^ ^ ^°"^ Ministry: CCOM Associate Director for Youth, Sue Ellen 

New Hon"; S'rf ' rt P^^^^^^f'^" °f ^he first ever Excellence in Youth Ministry awards to 
New Hope-Purley Charge, (BG), and to Centenary GMC, (GO). Each Church received a 
banner^ and a plaque which will be displayed in the Conference Methodist Building 
I illi.tnn'^ "I^^ /^^^.^"'^^*^°"/^*^'^= Education Commission Chairperson,' Elaine 
Lilliston, presented this first ever award to Christ GMC, (DG), and Raegan May, pastor for 
their "Quest for the Best." The church received a $200 award. 

Key Taylor Town and Country Mission Award: Sharon GMC, (EC), Hope A. Vickers 
membershrp'g^o^h.'''' ''' °"'''''^ '"^ "^''''°"' ^°^^- ^he church has excelled S 

Obras de Wesley: Hope Morgan Ward invited Bishop Figueroa of Peru to receive 
^anslations of two volumes of the Obras de Wesley (The^ Works of John Wesley) The 
RalTnn'v.f °^ 'r ^'"9 ^^%5/ Vivlrr^os (When We Are Living). Bishop Edwards invited 
Raymond Valensuela, Bishop Emeritas of Chile to receive copies of Obras de Wesley as 

M W^r^d^a n!fr?r'^"fhr'Sr'^H ' Reverends David Harvin and Bruce Stanley presented Hope 

Ward a gift from the Board of Missions in recognition of her work on that board 
out in m^.'5!?n "^ kT"'-" ^'■^''^'^ Lucier, Bynum, (SA), stated that we should venture 
Sn. n f K ^^^^H^^' ^? ^^^^- Reverend Chuck Cook led the Conference in the 
singing of hymn #454, "Open My Eyes That I May See " 

I .mm''^ff'^!L^'^'^?^''-T1'^ '^i'°"'^' ^^'^^"' presented Reverend and Mrs. Dennis 
Lamm, Stokes GMC (GR), with this $ 500.00 award 

of Cla'^^^t mS"^"" ^^t M^''^'"^"^ 5^o"^ "^y^"" presented Greg Bronson, director 
Denmt^rg'^S^^^^ ^"' Reverend Jeff Severt, Pollocksville, (NB), the 

nMr?f?i^5'M^?'■J^*??f*"^*^/^• ^""''^ Webb-Bowden presented this award to St. Luke 
GMC Gnited Methodist Men, Sanford, (SA), Mt. Sylvan GMC, (DG), and the North Carolina 
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Motion: Gary Barker, Faith, (NB), moved "that the Conference policy reported on page 
199 of the 1995 Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference; identified as 'Legislation: 
Conference Clergy Living Committee; Section A, A Parsonage Guide; Introduction.' The first 
sentence that currently states: 'it is the policy of the North Carolina Annual Conference that 
every pastoral charge shall provide a parsonage (or an adequate housing allowance, on a 
temporary basis, set by the charge conference but recommended by Pastor/Staff Parish 
Relations Committee in consultation with the pastor) for the senior pastor and his/her 
family,' be modified by removing the parentheses and the words 'on a temporary basis.'" 

Motion to Refen Reverend Jack Hunter moved that this issue be referred to the 
Conference Parsonage Committee" for study and report to the 1998 Annual Conference. 
The motion to refer passed. 

Motion Requesting a Declaratoiy Decision by the Judicial Council: Reverend Bill 
Sherman presented his motion previously mled out of order. He moved "that the North 
Carolina Annual Conference petition the Judicial Council of The Gnited Methodist Church 
to render a Declaratory Decision (under Paragraph 2616 of the 1996 Book of Doctrine and 
Discipline of The United Methodist Church) on the issue of whether the North Carolina 
Annua! Conference can, on the recommendation of the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration and adoption by the Annual Conference, apportion the funding of the past 
service liability for pensions to the local churches as a separate and independent 
apportionment. 

Authority for the Conference Council on Finance Administration to provide this 
apportionment is found in Paragraphs 611, 612, and 1506.9 where the Conference Board 
of Pensions recommends to the Conference Council on Finance Administration and the 
Council on Finance Administration to the Annual Conference the funds needed for the 
payment of past service liability for pensions by the Annual Conference. 

And 

Gnder apportioned items in the Annual Conference budget - can any specific items be 
designated as 'prior claims' (be paid in preference to other items in the same category)?" 

The motion was supported. 

Rep)ort on Project AGAPE: Reverend Bruce Stanley presented a video tape on Project 
Agape. Reverend David Harvin, Chairperson of Project Agape, gave the Conference an 
outline of what Project Agape has accomplished. LeeAnne Thornton, Missions Support Staff, 
was also recognized by Stanley. 

Doug and Beth Gipe, missionaries to the Democratic Republic of Congo, were 
presented to the Conference by Stanley to speak about their ministry. Due to the civil war 
in Zaire they were evacuated, but hope to return to the Congo in August. They thanked the 
Conference for both its financial and spiritual support and requested the Conference to 
continue its support. 

"A Good News Moment" Reverend Robert Pullman, St. James, (NB), celebrated the 
powerful giving and outreach ministries. His church has given funds above the Conference 
askings, general advance specials, and are planning a major building project to house 
outreach ministries. The conference sang "Blessed Assurance." 

Mr. Gene Eagle, Southport: Trinity, (Wl), shared a ministry opportunity to help a young 
man in France, a Russian pastor who had been persecuted, and needed refugee status. 

Linda Logston from Jarvis Memorial, (GR), told how the children of Jarvis Memorial 
have been led into ministry by filling shoe boxes for orphanage children. 

ReF>ort of Conference Board of Trustees: Reverend Bill Simpson called attention to 
Conference Board of Trustees report on page 84 of The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports, 1997. He noted that the Pireway property, (WI), is still 
under negotiation. A motion to sell a staff parsonage in Raleigh was made. The sale was 
approved. Simpson presented the whole report for adoption. The entire report was adopted. 

Continuation of Report of Council on Rnance and Administration: Cashar Evans 
explained the Wallace motion that was previously referred to CF&A concerning the 
Unfunded Pension Liability and the use of earnings to help defer the Unfunded Liability. The 
Bishop read the motion in question, stating 60% of collections come in one year and are 
spent the next and 40% are raised and paid out in the same year (footnote, page 53, The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1997). Evans explained that funds 
are invested in various ways, including church loans. He stated that CF&A recommends 
nonconcurrence with the Wallace motion. Bob Wallace responded and urged the 
Conference to support the motion. Paul Leeland, St. Luke's UMC, (SA), spoke against the 
motion. The question was called. The Bishop ask for a vote and the Wallace motion was 
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Cashar Evans then presented the 1998 Budget noting an increase of only 2.4%. Evans 
recognized members of the Treasurer's office and other members of CF&A. He then offered 
the budget for adoption. 

Question: Jim Tatum, Smyrna, (SA), questioned Line 37 of the budget. Reverends 
Albert Shuler and Bob Baldridge responded. 

Motion Referred: Roger Cope, Vanceboro, (GR), moved "that the Commission on 
Finance and Administration, in consultation with the Treasurer's Office, report the average 
1997 compensation of District Superintendents, including salary, utilities, and travel; and 
that the same average be given for the top ten churches in the Conference, after omitting 
the top paying church." Cope agreed to refer his concern to the new Task Force to Study 
Salary Structure which had been directed to study the salary structure of the Conference. 

Question: A question was asked where the Youth Ministries Budget was and how much 
was in it. Sue Ellen Nicholson, Associate Director of Youth and Camping Ministries, 
responded that $18,100 was allocated in the Commission on Education's line #6 in the 
budget. 

Reverend Jerry Lowry, Seaside, (Wl), moved that line item #32 be amended to include 
all of the requested funds in the amount of $597,147 for emerging church support for 1998 
which has been reduced by $47,147. Reverend Jim Huskins, Hatteras, (EC), spoke against 
the motion. Cashar Evans commented that the CCOM Budget Committee had 
recommended the line item increase by 0.5%. The Bishop called for a vote and the Lowry 
motion was defeated. 

Bishop Edwards asked the Conference to approve the budget as presented by the 
Council on Finance and Administration, it was approved. 

Report of Committee on Minutes: Reverend Dennis Levin, standing in for Gayla Estes, 
Minutes Chairperson, asked for the approval of the minutes read and to be read. The 
Bishop asked the Conference to approve the minutes and they were approved. 

The Run/Walk for Hunger and Human Need: Randy Maynard and Woody Wells 
promoted the Run/ Walk to be held Thursday morning, June 12, 1997. 

Reverend Tom Reck, Center Hill. (EC), made a motion concerning the voting 
privileges of Local Pastors. Reek's motion was ruled out of order after explanation by Jim 
Coile, Parliamentarian. Coile explained that Part-time and Full-time Local Pastors may vote 
on all issues before the Annual Conference except on matters pertaining to other clergy. 
This is a General Conference rule that an Annual Conference cannot change. 

The Bishop directed that the voting rights of Local Pastors be communicated by Roger 
Elliott to those who wish the information. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Edwards presented Jim Coile with a plaque of 
appreciation for his service to the Conference as Conference Secretary. 

Announcements: Jerry Bryan read a letter of greeting to Bishop Edwards and the 
North Carolina Annual Conference from the Bishop of the South Georgia Annual 
conference. 

Workshop: Reverend Jessica Moffatt presented a workshop, "What About The 
Children?" 

Adjournment: The Conference was adjourned at 5:05 p.m. for dinner. 

THIRD DAY, EVENIMG WORSHIP, Wednesday, June 11, 1997 

Celebration Evening: "Children in Poverty" The Honorable Robin Britt, Policy Advisor 
for Children, Families, and Non-Profit Organizations, and the Honorable Michael Ward, 
Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of North Carolina, were the guest 
speakers. Music was provided by fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from across our Conference. 
The place and life of children was celebrated. 

FOURTH DAY, MORNING SESSION, Thursday, June 12, 1997 

Rur\/Walk For Hunger/Human Need: Randall G. Maynard, Coordinator, began the 
annual RunAValk at 7:30 a.m. on the basketball court behind the Methodist College Dining 
Hall. Maynard stated that this was the largest group ever signed up for the 1997 RunAValk. 
The NC Annual Conference had raised more money in this way than any Annual Conference 
in the world. 

Love Feast: The Love Feast began at 9:33 a.m. with the Reverend Ralph Epps as 
leader. Reverend Caswell Shaw led the congregation in singing Majesty along with other 
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mostly around the theme of inclusiveness and tolerance. Bless Be the Tie That Binds was 
sung to close the Love Feast at 10:46 a.m.. 

Plenary Session: Bishop Edwards called the Thursday morning business session of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference to order at 10:47 a.m.. 

Continuation of Report of Committee on Resolutions: Resolutions Committee Chair, 
Alan Swartz, reintroduced resolutions that had been brought before the Conference. Bishop 
Edwards asked for approval of each in turn. 

Resolution on Remembering Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The 
Committee on Resolutions recommended to amend the resolution entitled "Remembering 
our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters in Christ" by deleting "ungodly" on second line of item 
#4. The Bishop called for the vote and the amended resolution was supported. 

Resolution on Conference Insurance Coverage of Partial Birth Abortion: An amended 
version of the resolution entitled, "Conference Insurance Coverage of Partial Birth Abortion" 
was presented to the Conference. The Committee on Resolutions and Reference had 
conferred with the Insurance Committee and the authors of this resolution, and they 
recommended approval as amended. 

James McDermott, member Saint Andrews, (FA), offered the following amendment: 
Delete the words "... except when only this abortion procedure will save the life of a mother" 
from the last sentence of the resolution. Scott Smith, Ann Street, (MB), spoke against the 
amendment. Reverend Gray Southern, Trinity, (DG), and Chairperson of the Insurance 
Committee, spoke against the amendment. The Bishop called for the vote and the 
amendment was defeated. 

The corrected resolution was placed by the Bishop before the Conference for a hands 
vote and it was passed. 

Alan Swartz ended his report and expressed thanks to those submitting resolutions. 

Announcements: Jerry Bryan, Conference Secretary, made the following announce- 
ments: 1,465 persons in attendance at the 1997 NC Annual Conference; all seven 
Constitutional Amendments were approved; the Cummings Native American Endowment 
Offering was $3,018.81; Peru Offering was $1973.32; Project AGAPE Offering was 
$2649.74; Scott Wilkinson songs were available from Cokesbury; all official business of the 
Annual Conference has been completed; then Bryan asked certain persons to come to the 
stage. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Donnie Jones, Granville-Vance Charge, (DG) shared his 
hurts and hopes concerning racial issues in his personal ministry and community. 

"A Good News Moment:" Reverend Milton Collier, Jr., New Hope, (EC), celebrated the 
successful ministry. Kings Kids Program, for children. Francis Jones, member of New Hope, 
shared some of the exciting ways in which the church has utilized this program in ministry 
to children. 

Janet McBride, visitor from Cary First, (RA), a Stephen Minister, asked for booth space 
for other ministries in the lobby of Reeves Auditorium for the 1 998 North Carolina Annual 
Conference. 

Sp>ecial Recognitions: Bishop Edwards made the following special recognitions: 

Bishop Edwards presented a plaque to Dr. Robert L. Baldridge, Executive Director of 
the CCOM, in recognition of his distinguished service to the Annual Conference. He has 
served as CCOM Coordinator of Leadership and Development, Associate Director, CCOM, 
Rockingham District Superintendent, and Executive Director of CCOM. 

The Bishop spoke words of appreciation for Durham District Superintendent, Albert 
Shuler, Dean of the Cabinet, who was put to bed for two weeks by order of his physician. 
Shuler was present in spite of his illness. 

The Bishop expressed appreciation for Associate Director of Communications, Bill 
Norton, who has had back surgery. 

Belton Joyner invited Bill Sherman and Sam Loy to join him on the stage. Loy was 
recognized for his leadership of the Joint Committee on Disability, 1992-1996. Bill Sherman 
was recognized for his leadership of the Board of Ordained Ministry, 1992-1996. Plaques 
of appreciation were given to both. The Bishop also expressed appreciation to William W. 
(Bill) Sherman, Jr., for his service as Chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry and to 
Samuel (Sam) Loy, for his service as Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Disability. 

Final Report of Committee on Minutes: Gayla Estes, Minutes Chair, gave her report on 
the minutes being taken and reviewed by the Minutes Staff. "Impressive Annual Conference" 
was her theme, and it was received with humor and grace by the Bishop and all in 
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D Aw^f?°unf ?^ RuiVNValk Winners: Jerry Bryan read the "order of finish" for the 1997 
RunAVaik. Will Simpson III was first place, Benny McFalls was second place, and Terrance 
Buci<ha!ter was third place, Larry Robinson was male clergy first place, Andrea Woodhouse 
was female clergy first place, and Anna Adams, 13, was female laity first place Rachael 
Edwards, the "last one to cross the line" was celebrated. 

Report of Committee on Entertainment Reverend Larry Robinson presented the report 
of the Entertainnoent Committee. He explained that NC Wesleyan had hoped to issue an 
invitation to the Conference for the 1998 Annual Conference, but due to an extension of 
the college construction plans, they will need to wait to issue the invitation at a later date 

The 1 998 Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College once again The Bishoo 
asked for approval for the 1998 MC Annual Conference to return to Methodist College and 
It was approved. ^ ' 

Bishop's Words of Appreciation: Bishop Edwards issued special thanks to Dr Elton 
Hendncks, the Reverend Ruth Harper and the Wilmington District, the "Support Team" of 
the Secretary's Staff including Evelyn Lane, the special people who put together the 
notebooks to aid the Bishop in leading Annual Conference, and the ReveFend Jeny Biyan 
Conference Secretary. ^ ■' ' 

r .K^™"^^°''^?°!"*^nn^ f^^o^"'''"9 ^°'^- The Bishop called the Cabinet to the stage 
for the reading of the 1997-1998 appointments. The Bishop read the new appointments 
with the assistance of each District Superintendent, standing at his sld^ confirming all 
others in their distnct The 1997-1998 Appointments were fixed by proclamation of Bishop 
Manon Edwards at 1 1:46 a.m. on June 12, 1997. ^ 

Benediction arid Adjournment: Wesley's Covenant Prayer was prayed bv the 
congregation as led by the Bishop. The Bishop asked the Conference to sing the closing 
hymn Blessed Be The Tie That Binds." Bishop Marion Edwards followed with the 
benediction and adjourned the 1997 Session of the NC Annual Conference, completing the 
UZnd session of the oldest constituent member conference of Gnited Methodism in North 
Carolina. Bishop Marion Edwards gaveled the 172nd Session of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference to adjournment at 1 1 :53 a.m 



Marion M. Edwards, President 
James L. Bryan, Secretary 



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THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The Minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference held in Fayetteville, Morth 
Carolina from June 9, 1997 through June 12, 1997. Bishop Marion M. Edwards, presiding. 
Date when organized, 1828. Number of this session, 172. 

ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (1111603.7, 616): 
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: Post Office Box 376 

Shallotte, North Carolina 28459 

Telephone: 910/754-4840 
Treasurer? J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

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 /Knnual Conference incorporated (11603.1)? No 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what 
amounts (1I1I615, 2511)? Conference Treasurer and all Staff, CFA President, 
Trustees - $100,000 Blanket Position Bond, $1,000,000 Commercial Blanket 
Bond 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (1I1I614, 2511)? . Yes 

4. What conference councils, boards, commissions, and committees 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 (11633)? Yes 

(2) Board of Pensions (11637)? Yes 

(3) Board of Trustees of the /Annual Conference (112512)? Yes 

(4) Committee on Episcopacy (11635)? Yes 

(5) Committee on Investigation (112626)? Yes 

(6) Administrative Review Committee (11634)? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is responsible 
for the functions related to each of the following general church agencies 
(11607.1): 

(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? included in Evangelism, 

Education, Stewardship, & Worship 

(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? Same 

(10) General Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Same 

(1 1) United Methodist Communications Same 

c) Indicate the conference agencies which have responsibilities for the following 
functions: 

(1) Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (11651)? Same 

(2) Disability Concerns (11649)? Joint Committee on Disability & 

included in Health and Human Services 

(3) Equitable Compensation (11622)? Same 

(4) Laity (11630)? Same 

(5) Native /\merican Ministry (11650)? Same 



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(6) Small Membership Church (11642)? 

included in Congregational Development 

d) Answer Yes or Mo for each of the following conference or district organizations: 

(1) Conference United Methodist Women (11644)? Yes 

(2) Conference United Methodist Men (11645)? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry (11646)? Yes 

(4) Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (112647)? Yes 

(5) District Boards of Church Location and Building (112518)? Yes 

(6) Committees on District Superintendency (11662)? Yes 

(7) District Committees on Ordained Ministry (11659)? Yes 

e) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been appointed 
or elected in the annual conference? 

Boards : Institutions, Inc., Pensions, and Conference Trustees; Committees : 
Clergy Moving Expense, Conference Clergy Living, Conference Entertainment, 
Conference Rules, Conference Staff Relations, Continuing Education, Disability, 
Episcopacy, Episcopal Residence, Insurance, and Nominations; CCOM 
Commissions : Church and Society, Congregational Development, Education, 
Evangelism, Health and Human Services, Missions and Outreach, Outdoor and 
Camping Ministries, Stewardship, Worship, and CCOM Committees : Budget, 
Disaster Preparedness, 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 
(1111333, 622.3)? 

MINISTERS UNDER FULL TIME APPOINTMENT 

(FC, AM, PM, FLP) 1998 

Salary $26,045 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $28,045 

STUDENTS (LOCAL PASTORS OR CONFERENCE MEMBERS) 

Salary ' $16,600 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $18,600 

10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year 
(111161 1.1a)? $1,098,528 

1 1 . 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 (1111611. Id, 1507)? $2,800,000 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the World Seivice Fund? $1,430,742 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $576, 1 1 1 

c) For the Black College Fund? $246,266 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $57,1 12 

e) For the Mission Initiatives: Focus 2000 Fund? 27,185 

f) For the Episcopal Fund? $353,480 

g) For the General Administration Fund? $103,144 

h) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $36,437 

13. What is the percentage division between World Service and conference benevolences 
for the ensuing year (1161 1.3d)? 

World Service? 24% Conference benevolences? 76% 

14. Conference and district lay leaders (1111703.8, 751): 

a) Conference lay leader:Name Mr. Robby Lowry 
Mailing Address: Route 3, Box 254 

Rowland. North Carolina 28383 

b) Associate conference lay leaders: TBE 



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c) District and associate district lay leaders: 
BURLIMGTOM: Mrs. Kathryn Self 

DURHAM: Ms. Gloria McAuley 

ELIZABETH CITY: Mr. Winston King 
FAYETTEVILLE: Mr. Randy Harrison 
GOLDSBORO: Mr. Kenneth Keesee 

GREENVILLE: Mrs. Barbara Matthews 

NEW BERN: Mrs. Carol M. Hood 

RALEIGH: Mrs. Sillar G. Smith 

ROCKINGHAM: Mr. Jim Chavis 
ROCKY MOGNT: Mr. Fred M. Hight 111 
SANFORD: Mrs. Donna Atkins 

WILMINGTON: Mr. David Dorsett 

15. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized (11263)? 
07/01/96 : 

RALEIGH: Disciple 

Sunrise 
WILMINGTON: Hope 

07/01/97 : 

DORH/KM: Fayetteville Road (now named Reconciliation) 

ELIZABETH CITY: /Ml God's Children 
R/M_EIGH: Highway 42 

North Harrison Avenue 

b) Merged (11112545, 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 (1111230, 332.2, 2548)? (State which for each church 
listed.) 

ELIZ/\BETH CITY - Discontinued Holly Grove (307.3) on the Creswell Charge, 
7/1/97, Par. 2548. 

d) Relocated and to what address? None 

e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") None 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist 
conference(s) and with what membership (111139, 264)? None 

(g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 

BURLINGTON: Yanceyville (149.1) changed from student local to part-time, 
7/1/97. 

Hightower (129.0) changed from full-time to student local, 7/1/97. 
Union Grove (146.1) changed from student local to full-time, 7/1/97. 
GOLDSBORO: Institute-Hickory Grove (522.0) changed from part-time to full- 
time, 7/1/97. 

ROCKINGHAM: Collins Chapel (905.1) changed from part-time to student local, 
1/1/97. 

16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 

a) District? None 

b) Charge? 

FAYETTEVILLE: Erwin (411.1) and Unden: Parker's Grove (436.1) have gone 
from single stations to a two point charge named Erwin-Parker's Grove. 
NEW BERN: Hubert: Oak Grove (7 1 7. 1 ) and Hubert: Queen's Creek (736. 1 ) have 
gone from single stations to a two point charge named Oak Grove-Queen's 
Creek. 



PART D: PERTAINING TO ORDAINED MINISTTERS AND LOCAL PASTORS 

17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (1I1I604.4, 605.6)? Yes 

18. WTno constitute: 



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a) The Conference Committee on Investigation (112626.3)? (v) 

Principals: Gary E. Allred, William A. Boykin, E. Ray Brooks, Eldrick Davis, Jo- 
Ann Oulton, Kimberly G. Pollock, Robert S. Shields 

Reserves: Albert F. Fisher, Paul Leeland, Carolyn Smith, David Spaulding, Norma 
Walters 

b) The Administrative Review Committee (11634)? (v) 
Principals: Doris T. Fox, Charles K. Morrison, H. Gray Southern 
Reserves: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce Pate 

19. Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (1111306, 
307-lnclude the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have been certified 
or approved for continuance by the district committee on ordained ministry.) 
THIS YEAR 



Warren Anthony Bevaqua 
Eilene Zaida Bisgrove 
David Eugene Bostian 
Kenneth R. Buckingham 
Pollard G. Cannon 
Larry Michael Chandler 
Grace M. Dill 
Felix M. Drye, Jr. 
Ambrose B. Dudley 
Carol L. Elrod 
Robert Lee Retcher 
Jettie Vann Royd 
Susan Carol France 
Stanley Gallagher-Smith 
Laura Elizabeth Hayes 
Daniel Patterson Jones 
Tamsey Lee Phillips 
Ronnie Lee Rivenbark 
Molly L. Shivers 
Jack Robert Snyder 
Jo Stimac 

Jasper Howard Walters 
Jennifer Berentsen Williams 
Jenny H. Wilson 
Rita Ellen Yackley 
REINSTATED: 



Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Wilmington: Wesley Memorial CC 

Durham: Aldersgate CC 

Maysville CC 

Pembroke: Sandy Plains CC 

Garner: St. Andrews CC 

Fair Bluff CC 

Raleigh: North Raleigh CC 

Fayetteville: Haymount CC 

Cordova CC 

Fairmont: Trinity CC 

Creedmoor CC 

Lumberton Circuit: CC 

Wilmington: Pine Valley CC 

Lumberton: Chestnut Street CC 

Yaupon Beach: Ocean View CC 

Yaupon Beach: Ocean View CC 

Chapel Hill: University CC 

Durham: Mount Sylvan CC 

Raleigh: St. Marks CC 

Wrightsville CC 

DU: Dukes Chapel CC [Trans from Calif./Pacific] 

Gary: Genesis CC (Trans from FLA) 

Raleigh: Asbury CC 



Stanley Moore 

CONTINUED: 

(Include the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have not completed 

the studies for the license as a local pastor.) 



William Henry Allen IV 
Lori M. Bartley 
Doris Hines Brunson 
Frances Covington 
Soka Soka Dilusuadi 
Dora Russell Dorsey 
Diane Marie Downer 
Edward Raymond Drew 
Harvey Lee Edwards, Jr. 
David W. Girod 
Harvey L. Goehring 
Glen Godwin 
Johanna H. Hancock 
Jerry Wynn Harrell 
David Jonathan Harriss 
Susan Elizabeth Holec 
William Sidney Hoyle 
Shah Mohamed Hussain 
Eugene Ray Jenness, Jr. 
Stanley A. Lewis, Jr. 



Louisburg CC 
Bailey:Pleasant Grove CC 
Raleigh:Wilson Temple CC 
Philadelphia CC 
Raleigh: Millbrook CC 
Raleigh: Wilson Temple CC 
Shallotte: Camp CC 
Seaside CC (from V/NC) 
Falling Creek CC 
Chapel HilhGniversity CC 
Scott's HilhWesleyan Chapel 
Fayetteville: Salem CC 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Edenton CC 

Fayetteville: Haymount CC 
Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 
Bailey CC 
Bolivia: Bethel CC 
Wrightsville CC 
Wilson: First CC 



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Joy Reed McVane 
Sue Harvey Owens 
Christopher Lee Schoolcraft 
Bryan Ralls Shaw 
Robert E. Shelton 
Heather Brooks Stallings 
Frank Steven Taylor 
John Gpton 

Brenda Crawford Walton 
Benjamin Edward Wells 
Kenneth B. Willianns 
DISCONTINUED: 
James Erich Casper 
Irvin Charies Fisher 
Jo Anne Jeffries 
Barbara J. Muller 



Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary CC 
Spring Hill CC 
Greenville: St. James CC 
Lillington: Union CC 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Rockingham: Parkton CC 
Hillsborough CC 
Raleigh: Highland CC 
Greenville: St. James CC 
Raleigh: Wilson Temple CC 



Fuquay-Varina CC 
Zebulon CC 
Southport: Trinity CC 
Chapel Hill: Orange CC 

20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but 
are not now appointed? (11341 -Indicate for each person the year the license was 
approved.): 

Joseph Eari Boyd 1996 

Gregory Joseph Bronson 1995 

Donald Lee Davis 1991 

Henry Tyler Jones 1990 

Roger Charies Williams 1987 

Lloyd H. Willis, Jr. 1991 

21 . Who are approved and appointed as: (indicate for each person the first year the license 
was awarded - 11344.3) 

a) Full-time local pastors (11343.1) 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.- 11344.4): 
NAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STUDY/BASIC/ADVANCED 



William Altman 
William Marvin BudzinsW 
Charies Michael Collier 
Julia Anne Dees 
Harvey Lee Edwards 
Ronald F. Estes 
Willie H. Frizzelle 
Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith 
Dennis Joseph Glennon 
Robert Hagerty 
William Craig Ham 
James Roy Hines 
Chris Dwight Humphreys 
Daniel Patterson Jones 
*John Clifton Lupton, Jr. 
*Billie Fallon Melvin 
Theodore Ralph Miller 
Curtis Melvin Mull, Jr. 
*Michael Norwood Nelson 
Philip Todd Pennington 
*Mike Kennon Pulliam 
Craig Arthur Richardson 
Faye Baines Rouse 
Dorothy Rudd 
*Jerry Milton Schronce 
Gregory G. Scott 
Scott Russell Smith 
Timothy Scott Taylor 
Robert; Tilley 
James Edward Tosto 



1996 Seminary Graduate 

1997 Seminary Graduate 
1996 Va Seminary Credit 

1996 First Year 

1997 License 

1995 Second Year 

1994 Completed 

1996 Seminary Graduate 

1995 First Year 

1996 Seminary Graduate 

1995 Second Year 

1996 First Year 
1993 Third Year 

1997 License 

1991 Completed 
1973 Completed 

1995 Seminary Graduate 

1993 Fourth Year (Student at Meth.Coll.) 

1993 Completed 

1997 Seminary Graduate 

1996 Completed 

1996 First Year 
1995 Second Year 

1997 License 

1992 Completed 

1995 Seminary Graduate 

1996 First Year (Duke Div.Sch.) 

1994 First Year 

1993 Seminary Graduate 

1995 Second Year 



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♦Shirley Acker Ward 1991 Completed 

Part-time local pastors (11343.2) 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. 11344.4): 

MAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STGDY/ADVANCED 

Anthony Angelo Adams 1988 Seminary Graduate 

Willie Franklin Allen 1993 Two +^A Years 

Richard Claybourne Baldwin.Sr. 1 995 Second Year 

Everette Franklin Bass, Jr. 

Mary Ellen Bender 

Douglas W. Billups 

Henry Lee Blue 

Donald E. Burns, Jr. 

William Anders Burns 

Roberta Gail Byram 

Larry Michael Chandler 

Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric 

Donald Martin Dawkins 

Horace Taylor Ferguson 

Beverly Fitzgerald 

Carroll L. Fitzgerald 

Thomas S. Reck, Sr. 

Lacy V. Frye 

Lenier Everitte Furr 

Henry Paul Harris 

George Clark Harvey 

*Charles John Hause (RS) 

Emmett James Highsmith 

*Margaret B. Hockett 

Benjamin Edward Horton 

Karen C. Howell 

Harold Hunt 

Walter Johnston III 

Eric Randall Joyce 

Andrew Krpata 

Dennis Cecil Lamm 

*Milton Earl Little 

George Lloyd Locklear 

John L. Locklear, Jr. 

Marshall Malland Locklear 

Patrick Looney 

Arletha M. McDougald 

James Gerrard Mentzer 

Jerry E. Mitchell 

*Dean Healy Morton 

*Elva LeRoy Morton III 

Thomas Moore Nichols, Sr. 

Guy T. dinger 

Wilbur Cunninggim Ormond, 

William Hill Pearsall, Sr. 

Robert Gary Phillips 

*Daniel Paul Powers 

Jeanne Louise Ray 

*Michael Gordon Register,Sr. 

Ronnie Lee Rivenbark 

Michael G. Roach 

Margaret Reeves Saunders 

Mark Dee Stephens 

Marshall Stewart 

James F. Thompson, Jr. 

Jasper Howard Walters 



1995 


First Year 


1996 


Second Year(+3/4Yr. Adv) 


1995 


First Year 


1992 Three +3/4 Years 


1980 


Seminary Graduate 


1996 


License 


1997 


Third Year 


1997 


License 


1997 


License 


1979 


Fourth Year 


1984 


Seminary Graduate 


1997 


License 


1995 


Second Year 


1995 


First Year 


1994 


Third Year 


1990 


One +% Year 


1996 


License 


1995 


Second Year 


1976 


Completed 


1993 


Fourth Year 


1991 


Completed 


1994 


One +3/4 Year 


1996 


V2 Year 


1993 


V2Year 


1997 


License 


1994 


Third Year 


1997 


License 


1996 


First Year 


1981 


Completed 


1992 


Fourth Year 


1992 


1/2 Year 


1993 


Fourth Year 


1994 


Seminary Graduate 


1995 


Third ^4 Year 


1996 


Duke Div. School 


1994 


Third Year 


1992 


Completed 


1988 


Completed 


1995 


Student/Mt. Olive Col. 


1994 


Seminary Graduate 


Ir.l978 Third Year 


1993 


Three +3/4 Years 


1996 


License 


1968 


Completed 


1992 


Fourth Year 


1991 


Completed 


1997 


License 


1993 


Ucense/Baltimore AC 


1993 


License 


1996 


Third Year 


1995 


Student/NC Wesleyan 


1961 


Seminary Graduate 


1997 


License 



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*Thaddeus Clifton West, Jr. 
Clinton Lane White 
George Bertram Williford 
Terry Michael Williams, Sr. 
*Andrew Benjamin Wood 
*LeRoy Worth, Sr. 
*John Yount 



22. 



1957 Completed 
1996 First Year 

1993 Three +V4 Years 

1994 Two +3/4 Years 
1989 Completed 
1988 Completed 
1991 Completed 

Probationary members licensed for pastoral ministry? (Indicate for each whether 

full-time or part-time. 11341.1): None 

Student local pastors (11343.3), and in what schools are they enrolled? 

SCHOOL 

Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Div.Sch/N.Mex. 
Duke Div.Sch/N.Tex 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
GNC-Pembroke 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
East Carolina University 
Duke Divinity School 
GNC-Pembroke 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School/N.Eng. 
Duke Div.Sch.AV.NC 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School/FL 
Duke Divinity School/SC 
Duke Divinity School 

e) Students of other denominations in a school of theology listed by the University 
Senate serving as local pastors (11343.4)? None 

f) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference 
membership (1I1I360.4, 361, 363.3)? None 

Who have been discontinued as local pastors (11345.1)? 

a) Full-time local pastors 

Robert Houston Hargrove (retired) 

b) Part-time local pastors 



NAME 


LICENSE 


Jeanne Allen 


1995 


David Beck 


1994 


Jay W. Bissett 


1995 


David Eugene Bostian, Jr. 


1997 


G. Rosser Carter 111 


1995 


Marty J. Cauley 


1992 


Lily K. Chou 


1996 


Holt Alexander Clarke 


1994 


W. Mark Clayton 


1993 


J. Victor Culberson 


1994 


M. Dale Curtis 


1996 


Kenneth Leroy Davenport 


1994 


Thomas Denny 


1996 


Richard Farmer 


1994 


Robert Lee Retcher 


1997 


Joseph Gouverneur 


1995 


Jan Nicholson Hill 


1994 


James Edward Humphries 


1997 


Terry Hunt 


1994 


David Hutchins 


1995 


Donnie Lee Jones 


1994 


Gary Joseph Kemp 


1994 


James Robert Krepps 


1994 


William Douglas Lain 


1996 


Joel Garth Locklear 


1996 


Herbert Lowry, Jr. 


1989 


Jerry Dean Martin 


1996 


Randall S. McQueen 


1995 


Kris Robert Meyer 


1995 


Jeanne Ross Neal 


1996 


Carol Elizabeth Noy 


1994 


J. Ross O'Neal 


1997 


Lee Roy Pittard III 


1996 


Reginald W. Ponder, Jr. 


1992 


Adam F. Seate 


1997 


Benjamin Sims 


1996 


Thomas Simpson 


1996 


Richard Vann Spivey 


1996 


Steven Taylor 


1991 


Douglas C5wen Townley 


1993 


Robert Way, Jr. 


1994 


Christian Michael Whitehead 


1994 



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23. 
24. 



25. 



26. 



27. 



Pollard Gray Cannon 

William Oscar Hewett 

Edward Harrell Hinson 

c) Student local pastors None 

Who have been reinstated as local pastors (11345.4)? ................ None 

What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist denom-inations 
are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference w/hile retaining their 
conference or denominational membership (1I1I322.6, 337.1)? (List alphabetically 
ndicate Annual Conference or denomination where membership is held.) 



NAME DATE 

Shirley Canty 1997 

Dwayne Craig (PM) 1997 
Suzanne Cloyd Hultman (PM) 1994 

Lloyd James Lowe 1996 
Robert Michael Martin (PM) 1996 

Glenn H. McCranie 1997 

George McDougald 1996 

Keith Miller 1995 

Bryan K. Simpson 1997 

Kelli Walker-Jones 1996 

Debra Watson 1997 

James Edward Williams 1995 



CONFERENCE 

New York 

Florida 

Tennessee 

Tennessee 

Rorida 

South Georgia 

AME 

The Wesleyan Church 

New Mexico 

Memphis (One-half time) 

Holston 

Western Pennsylvania 



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 (1I1I322.6, 337 2)'^ 
(Designate with an asterisk those who have been accorded voting rights within the 
annual conference.) 

Southern Baptist 

Southern Baptist 

Southern Baptist 

Southern Baptist 

Korean Baptis\J^A time 

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 

Mexico Methodist 

Christian & Missionary Alliance 

Southern Baptist 

Southern Baptist 

Moravian 



L William Baird,Jr 
James Harold Daniels 
Bryan Faggart 
Andrew Craig Gaither 
Kwang Youn Han 
Carolyn Lucas 
Hector Millan 
James W. O'Hara 
William Joseph Stallings 
Mack Styron II 
Bryan C. Trotter 



Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically 
denomination where membership is held.) 



indicate annual conference 



With vote (11559.4 M)? [sione 

b) Without vote (H 11325.4, 335.4)? (v 2/3) 

NAME CONFERENCE 

John A. Buckley Western Pennsylvania 

Cathy Carison Louisiana 

J. Hariey Cecil Western North Carolina 

Dora Ann Lohr Erikson North Alabama 

Michael W. Gore South Indiana 

Paula E. Gilbert Alabama-West Rorida 

B. Maurice Ritchie Western North Carolina 

Rexford F. Tucker Troy 

Manuel Wortman Western North Carolina 

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. 

Who are elected as Associate Members (11365. 1 [1996]; 11420 [1992])? (List alphabeti- 
cally- see note preceding Question 27): 



JAMES MICHEAL DGRNER (New Bern District) BS Southern 
Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time local pastor 5 years. 



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JAMES HAROLD McLEAN (New Bern District) AA Lenoir Community College. 
Completed 5 year Course of Study and 4 year Advanced Course of Study. Full-time 
local pastor 12 years. 

GREGORY CARLTOM MINNICK (Rocky Mount District) BA, Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute. Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time local pastor 4 years. 

28. Who are elected and commissioned as Probationary Members (under 1111315, 316, 
1996 Discipline)? {v) 

a) In preparation for Order of Deacon? (Indicate the area of specialized ministry.) 

Mone 

b) In preparation for Order of Elder? None 

29. Who are elected as Probationary Members under the 1992 Discipline? (List 
alphabetically - see note preceding Question 27.) 

a) Gnder the provisions of 11415 (1992)? (v) 

HAROLD DEAN BLACKBURN, JR. (Buriington District) BA Elon College. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

STEWART ALLEN CRANK, SR. (Durham District) BA Drew University. Completed 

at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Deacon's Orders 

recognized. 

STEVEN MICHAEL EDWARDS (Raleigh District) BS University of North Carolina 

at Greensboro. M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

SIDNEY GENE HADDEN (Greenville District) BA Western Kentucky University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

SHANA DEANETIA HARRISON (Wilmington District) BA Lyon College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

WARREN TRALL HEITZENRATER (Wilmington District) AB Duke University. 

M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

REGINA HENDERSON (Fayetteville District) BA Howard University, Duke Divinity 

School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

ALLISON BRADY HOCUTT (Sanford District) BA Barton College. Completed at 

least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

CARL HAMETT KING (Fayetteville District) BA Wake Forest University. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

BETTYE DONNE POOLE (Raleigh District) BA St. Augustine's College. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

MICHAEL EDWARD ROCHELEAU (Raleigh District) BS Methodist College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Asbury Theological Seminary. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

DANIELLE AUGUSTA HARGETT SPIWAK (New Bern District) BA Methodist 

College. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

CONNIE MARIE CLAGGETT STUTTS (Durham District) BS Central Michigan 

University. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

RAYMOND COLLINS WARREN (Elizabeth City District) BA North Carolina State 

University. M. Div. Candler School of Theology. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

NEAL EDDINS V/INGRELD (Buriington District) BA Campbell University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

GILLIAM PERRY V/ISE (Raleigh District) BA Methodist College. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

b) Under the provisions of 11416.1 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

c) Under the provisions of 1111416.2, 421 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

30. V/ho are continued as Probationary Members elected under the 1996 Discipline, and 
in what year were they admitted to Probationary Membership (11317)? None 

31. Who are continued as Probationary Members under the 7992 Discipline, what 
progress have they made in their ministerial studies, and in what year were they 
admitted to Probationary Membership (11365.1 (1996); 1111417; 424 (1992): 



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b) 



As students in approved schools of theology? (1|417(1) - Indicate for each person 

the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 

Membership): 

MAME EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE ADMITTED PM 

FranWe Max Garton 1998 1996 

Pamela Jan Gilliam 1998 1996 

In the advanced ministerial course of study (11417(2) - Indicate for each person 

the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 

Membership): None 

Following completion of their educational requirements? (T|424(l) - Indicate for 
each person the year admitted to Probationary Membership): 



NAME 

Jeffrey Dean Arthurs 



SCHOOL 
Duke Div.Sch. 



Sally Glenn Bates Duke Divinity School 

Mario Gregory Shane Benjamin Duke Divinity School 



Stephen Roberts Cheyney 
Ronnie Richard Dawson 
Para Rodenhizer Drake 
Marty Egene Duffell 
Norman Richard Fitzgerald 
Michael David Frese 
Michael Francis Gast 
Jonathan David Jeffries 
Thomas Ezekiel Joyce 
Jackie Allen Lovell 
Gregory Lynn McGarvey 
James Olen Murphy, Jr. 
Won Seok Namkoong 
Benjamin Eari Nelms 
Thomas Willard Newman 
James Crispin Noble 11 
Duane Richard Partin 
James David Pearson 
Charies Howard Plowman 
Gregg Allen Presnal 
Marilyn Koeppen Shipman 
Robert Wesley Simpson 
Peter George Singletary, Jr. 
Clinton William Spence 
Donald Keith Stewart 
Donald Stephen Stutts 
Berry Lynn Taylor II 
Polly Ann Taylor 
Troy Kevin Todd 
Judy Ellen Westman 
Carolyn Cummings-Woriax 
Johnnie Lee Wright 



Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Gnited Theological Sem. 

Southeastern Baptist Theo.Sem. 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Southeastern Baptist Theo.Sem. 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Southeastern Baptist Theo. Sem 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 



YEAR ADMITTED PM 

Balt.AVashington- 1 995 

Trans.to NC 6/10/96 

1995 

Ra.Conf.-1995 

Trans.to NC 6/10/96 

1996 



1994 
1996 
1996 
1996 
1994 
1996 
1996 
1996 
1996 
1994 
1996 
1995 
1991 
1996 
1993 
1995 
1993 
1995 
1996 
1996 
1995 
1996 
1991 
1994 
1996 
1992 
1995 
1993 
1995 
1995 
1995 
1996 



Chong Ho Yang 

32. Who have been received from other Christian denominations (11338.3): (List 
alphbetically - see note preceding Question 27): 

a) As Probationary Members (11338.3a,b)? (v) 

DONNA LYNNE FOWLER-MARCHANT (Goldsboro District) BA Meredith College. 
M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Deacon's Orders Recognized. 
LOUIS /KLAN SASSER (Buriington District) BA Wake Forest University. M.Div., 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Deacon's Orders recognized. 

b) As Local Pastors (1I338.3a)? (v) None 

33. Who are elected and ordained as Deacons in Full Connection? (List alphabetically - 
see note preceding Question 27): 

a) Under the transitional provisions for diaconal ministers (365.3)? (v 2/3) 



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DAVID ANTHONY ARGO LINDA SGSAN LOGSTON 
CAROL DELL HAYES PATRICIA JEAN SELLERS LYKINS 
PATRICIA VILLINES HICKS MARY JANE PIERCE NORTON 
ROBERT LEWIS HGCKABY STEPHEN WALTON VAUGHN II 
ROBERT JAMES IRVINE DENISE CONNER WATERS 
HAROLD DEAN JACOBS WILLIAM JAMES V/EISSER 
ELAINE ALLING LILLISTON RICHARD JEROME V^LLIAMS 
b) After Probationaiy Membership under the 1996 Discipline (11321)? (v 2/3) 
None 

34. Who are elected and ordained as Elders in Full Connection? (List alphabetically see 
note preceding Question 27): 

a) Cinder the transitional provisions for Associate members (11365.2)? (v 2/3) 

None 

b) After Probationary Membership under the 1996 Discipline (11326)? (v 2/3) 

None 

35. Who are elected and ordained Elders in Full Connection under the 1992 Discipline 
(11365.1 11996); 11424 (19921)? (v) 

GERALD KEVIN BAKER (Elizabeth City District) BA Southern Nazarene University. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

LISA ELLEN CREECH BLEDSOE (Elizabeth City District) BA University of Tennessee- 

Knoxville. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1993. Deacon's Orders 

1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

ZELLA SPARKS CARPENTER (Greenville District) BS Western Carolina College. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1994. Deacon's Orders 1994. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

BARRY PAGE DRUM (Wilmington District) BA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

JUDITH BOLEN DRYE (Wilmington District) BA Elon College. M.Div. Duke Divinity 

School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

PAUL RALPH DUNHAM (Rocky Mount District) BS Allegheny College. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

STEVEN NEIL FORMO (Elizabeth City District) BA University of North Carolina-Chapel 

Hill. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

RICHARD OV/EN GREENWAY (Buriington District) BS Kansas-Newman College. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

EDWARD CARLTON HILL (Durham District) BS Appalachian State University. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

JOYCE DARNELL ODOM (Goldsboro District) BA North Carolina Wesleyan College. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1994. Deacon's orders 1994. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

LARRY GLYNN PATRICK (Buriington District) BA Millsaps College. M.Div. Duke Divinity 

School. Probationary member 1992. Deacon's Orders 1992. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

JAMES CLIFFORD REED (Wilmington District) BA Penn State University. M.Div. Trinity 

Episcopal School for Ministry. Probationary member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

HOPE ADKINS VICKERS (Elizabeth City District) BA Methodist College. MDiv Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

LUISE KATHARINE VvtINRICH (Rocky Mount District) BA Davidson College. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

36. What Probationary Members,previously discontinued, are readmitted(1|359)? (v) 



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37. Who are readmitted (1111360-362 (v), 1[363 (v 2/31): 

a) As Associate Members? [siong 

b) As Members in Full Connection? None 

38. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (1I355.7)- (v) 

a) As Associate Members? I^one 

b) As Probationary Members? []]] [sjone 

c) As Members in Full Connection? 
Elbert Russell Stott 

39. Who have been received by transfer from other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (1I1I338.1, 416.5, 633.2m)? Ust alphabetically. If Probationary 
Members or Associate Members, so indicate. See note preceding Question 27 ) 
NAME CONFEREMCE DATE 

Roger Addison Armistead Texas 06/09/97 

Martha Edgerton (PM) Louisiana 06/09/97 

Ronald Earl Gardner North /Mabama 06/09/97 

Benjamin Wesley Kelley (PM) South Carolina 06/09/97 

William Benjamin Lawrence Wyoming 06/09/97 

40. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (11338.2)? (Ust 
alphabetically. If Probationary Member or Local Pastor, so indicate.) None 

'^^- ^YS^^*?^^^ ^^^" elected and ordained deacons under the 1992 Discipline (1(365 1 
[1996]; 434 [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 (11434. 1 )? 

James Micheal Durner James Harold McLean 

Gregory Cariton Minnick 

b) As Probationary Members (11434.2)? 

Harold Dean Blackburn Steven Michael Edwards 

Sidney Gene Hadden Shana Deanetia Harrison 

Warren Trail Heitzenrater Regina Henderson 

/Mlison Brady Hocutt Cari Harnett King 

Bettye Donne Poole Michael Edward Rocheleau 

Danielle Augusta Hargett Spiwak Connie Marie Claggett Stutts 
Raymond Collins Warren Neal Eddins Wingfield 

Gilliam Perry Wise 
42. Who have been elected and ordained elders under the 1992 Discipline (11365 1 

[1996]; 11435 [1992]): (List alphabetically - see note preceding Q.27. Indicate by an 

astensk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (11435.1)? 

Gerald Kevin Baker Usa Ellen Creech Bledsoe 

Zella Sparks Carpenter Barry Page Drum 

Judith Bolen Drye Paul Ralph Dunham 

Steven Neil Formo Richard Owen Greenway 

Edward Cariton Hill Joyce Darnell Odom 

Larry Glynn Patrick James Clifford Reed 

Hope Adkins Vickers Luise Katharine Weinrich 

A-^ u/u ^, ^'■°'^3'^°"3ry Members previously Associate Members (11435.2)? None 

4J5. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 

recognized (11339): 

a) As deacons? 

Donna Fowler-Marchant Southern Baptist 

Louis Alan Sasser Southern Baptist 

b) As elders? ". ^^^^ 

44. Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences? (See note preceding 

U.27 Such courtesy elections or ordinations do NOT require transfer of conference 
membership.) 

a) Deacons under 1996 Discipline? [sjone 

Albert Deon Mosley Mississippi Conference 

Bronnie Frank McNabb, Jr. Northwest Texas Conference 

b) Deacons under 1992 Discipline? 

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Bronnie Frank McMabb, Jr. Northwest Texas Conference 

c) Elders under 1996 Discipline? None 

d) Elders under 1992 Discipline? None 

45. Who have been transferred out to other Annual Conferences of The United Methodist 
Church (11416.5)? (If Probationary or Associate, so indicate. See note preceding Q.27.) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

Morton L. Funkhouser South Carolina 06/1 1/97 

Henry Boone Grant, Jr. Iowa 07/01/97 

46. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (11318.6)? (v) None 

47. Who have been granted honorable location (11356.1)? (If /\ssociate Member, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective. Record Charge Conference 
where membership is held): 



a) This year? (v) 
Jerry Dean Campbell 
William Thomas Smith 
James Bell Ward 

b) Previously? 
/Mbert F. Keller 
William M. Loy 
Ernest R. Bromley 
/Mbert Raney Folds 
Auburn William Lore 
Edward Powell Osteen, Sr. 
William Raymond Peele, Jr. 
Eugene Thomas Long 111 
/Mbert Ervyne Thompson.Jr. 
James Frederick Thompson.Jr. 
Theodore Joseph Collier, Jr. 
Thomas Walters Mulling 

Paul Cullum Gentry 
Royce Paul Jones 
Joel Martin Savell 
Harold Dallas Stanley 
Harold Uoyd Stauffer 
William Ernest Herbert 
James Worth Lineberger,Jr. 
Eric Cari Krohne 
Cari Edward Settle 
Gerald Harris Shinn 
James Frederick Langston 
Jather L. Peterson, Jr. 
Lowell Eari Adkins 
Horace Taylor Ferguson 
Henry Gurney Jinnette 
Phillip Wayne Keel 
Mac Linscott Ricketts 
Thomas Otis Fulcher 
Wayne Everett Young 
Rodger Russell Blake 
Royd C. Hinshaw, Jr. 
Douglas Ray Hull 
Donald Thomas Settle 
Johnnie Joseph Williams,Jr. 
Susan Padgett Levis 
James Harvey Estes 
Leon Jackson Pernell 



48. 



1997 Pasadena, CA: First 
1997 /Mken, SC: St. John's 
1997 Rocky Mt.: First 

1940 

1944 

1947 

1967 

1968 

1969 Durham: /Mdersgate 

1969 

1970 

1970 

1971 

1971 

1971 

1972 

1972 

1972 

1972 

1972 

1973 

1973 Gary: First 

1974 

1976 

1977 Wl:Wesley Memorial 

1979 Portsmouth,VA:Aldersgate 

1979 Vanceboro 

1980 BG: Front Street 
1980 

1980 GO: Saint Paul 
1980 

1981 Louisburg 

1982 Statesville: Broad Street 

1983 Warrenton: Wesley Mem. 
1986 Wake Forest 

1990 Buriington: Grace 

1990 Atlantic 

1990 Raleigh: Millbrook 

1990 Durham: Epworth 

1992 Fayetteville: Haymount 

1994 Bethel 

1996 Hermon 

1996 Raleigh: Edenton Street 

retired (11356.3)? (Record 



Jack Russell Radford 
Who have been granted the status of honorable location 
Charge Conference where membership is held.) 
a) This year? (v) None 

Paul David Granger Hay Street CC 



■'•-^•^ Conference Business Questions 

AQ ^L u'^'^'^u '5'- u- ■• ^^s'^y G^f^ble Brogan 

4y. Who have had their status as honorably located discontinued (11356. lb)? (Give date 
when this action became effective.) [sjone 

50. Who have had their conference membership terminated: (if Associate Memlaer so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (11357.1, .4)? None 

b) By leaving the ordained ministerial office (1f357.2 4P (v) 
Wade William Crabtree 04/01/97 

Steven Michael Ling 05/12/97 

David Sargent McAdams 03/03/97 

Robert Kinsey Smith 10/15/96 

Marshall Keith Thomason 01/13/97 

Mark Hodges Kennedy, Jr. 06/04/97 

c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges (1111357.3, .4; 2629.2)? (v) None 

d) By administrative location (1|358.3b)? (v) . . . Nnnp 

^^ By trial (112627.3)? [\[ ; ; ; ; \;°^l 

51. Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided): 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year^ 

EFFECTS: ^^^^ °^ ^'^™ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ 

RETIRED: "°"^ 

Frederick Fairfax Dillon 04/16/1927 04/12/1997 

ux Charies livin Gmstead, Jr. 03/08/1932 04/01/1997 

b) What Probationary Members have died during the year^ None 

c) What Members in Full Connection have died during the year^' 

EFFECTIVE- ^^'^^ '^^ ^"^'^'^ ^^'^^ ^^ ^^"^^ 

Sl[?-?5nS'^^'^'^ Hollowell 07/15/1934 09/22/1996 

RETIRED: 

Russell Sage Harrison 04/15/1908 12/21/1996 

Theodore Roosevelt Jenkins 09/25/1903 05/26/1997 

Wi^ham Franklin Meacham 03/21/1921 03/24/1997 

d) What local pastors have died during the year'^ 

^^^^ DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 

n\^ I IVt,: M^„„ 

RETIRED: "°"^ 

, Leon Moran Brock 07/07/1908 02/19/1997 

e) What spouses of ministers have died during the year? (If women, give maiden 
name also.) ^ 
Katharine Elizabeth Poyner Crossno 03/30/1917 01/08/1997 
/Mlie Viola Benton Mintz Freeman 02/24/1903 1 1/15/1996 
Martha Shearon Hirschi 02/05/1929 10/18/1996 
Frances Nadine Petrea Johnson 06/07/1937 05/21/1997 
Mary Alice Harris Locklear 02/22/1914 03/29/1997 
Bonnie Ruth Mains Miller 02/23/1909 08/06/1996 
Verna Ella Turiington Rhiner 04/24/1922 07/14/1996 
Suzanne Hicks Rickards 10/04/1931 06/04/1997 

^o M/u '^^"'^ '^^tille Crossno Sponenberg 11/10/1913 02/13/1997 

fwifi"°; ^*'°yx'2^ °n°''^^'']?'^ ministers have received appointments in other Annual 
Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retairling their membership in this 

Cher"e ^nnnfnZ^ ^P^?"^' ? V^" ^fc*"* ^'phabetically; indicate Annual Conference 

where appointed. Indicate whether Deacon in Full Connection, Elder in Full 

Connection, Probationary, or Associate Member ) 

NAM^CONFERENCE/DATE 

Richard Lawton Hanse(E/Full Conn) - New York - 07/01/97 

Mary Martha Hatch (E/Full Conn) - South Carolina - 07/01/96 

Paul Jones Johnson III (E/Full Conn) - North Georgia - 06/14/91 
R^ u^^ Kevin Todd (PM) - Western North Carolina Conference - 07/01/96 
DJ. Who are the probationary or ordained ministers on leave of absence and for what 

number of years consecutively has each held this relation (11351)? (If Probationary 



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Members or Associate Member, so indicate. Record Charge Conference where 
membership is held.) 

a) Voluntary? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yrs) 
NAME/MOMBER OF YEARS/CHARGE CONFERENCE 
Harold Dean Blackburn (PM) 07/01/97 BurIington:St. Paul's 
Vernon Weaver Brown III 07/01/96 Swansboro 

Kathy Allene Clark-Dickens 07/01/97 Snead's Ferry: First 
Billy Boyd Cuthrell (AM) 07/01/96 Ayden 

Eddie Jo Jarrett 07/01/95 Raleigh: St. Mark's 

Ellen H. Metcalf 07/01/97 Du: Duke Memorial 

Richard Henry Parker 02/01/95 Snead's Ferry: First 

Bettye Donne Poole (PM) 07/01/97 Wilson Temple 

Kenneth C. Singley 01/21/97 Currituck 

Stephen Royd Swartz-Strock 07/01/93 Durham :Tabernacle 
Geiselle Thompson 07/01/93 Raleigh: Trinity 

b) Involuntary? (v 2/3) None 

c) What ordained ministers have been placed on leave of absence since the last 
session of the /Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

(1) Voluntary? 

Mark Hodges Kennedy.Jr.0 1/0 1/97 Pine Forest 
Steven Michael Ling 1 1/10/96 Selma:Edgerton Mem. 

Norma Jean Walters 09/01/96 Mt.Tabor-Riverview 
James Bell Ward 10/01/96 Trinity Parish 

(2) Involuntary? None 

d) Who on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since the last session 
of the /Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

Mark Hodges Kennedy, Jr. 06/04/97 
Steven Michael Ling 05/12/97 

David Sargent McAdams, Jr. 03/03/97 
Robert Kinsey Smith 1 0/1 5/96 

Marshall Keith Thomason 01/13/97 
Norma Jean Walters 02/01/97 

James Bell Ward 07/01/97 

54. Who have been granted family leave, and for what number of years consecutively has 
each held this relation (11352)? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yre) 

a) At this session of the /\nnual Conference (include names of persons listed in 
Question 54b, if their leaves are continuing)? 

Camille Yorkey Edwards 07/01/97 Wilmington: Harbor 

Suzanna Ross Helms 07/01/96 Raleigh:Jenkins Memorial 

Joyce Lenore Parker 07/01/96 Mt. Zion(RM) 

b) Since the last session of the /Annual Conference (ad interim)? None 

c) Who have had their family leave terminated since the last session of the Annual 
Conference (ad interim)? None 

55. Who have been suspended under the provisions of 11358. Ic, 1I2626.3d, or 112627. Ih? 
(Give effective dates.) None 

56. Who are granted sabbatical leave (11349)? (Give date when this relation became 
effective; ifAssociate Member, so indicate.) 

LaVerne B. Womack 07/01/97 Roberdell CC 

57. V/hat actions have been taken concerning disabled probationary or ordained ministers 
and full-time local pastors (11354. NOTE: Disability leave is a relationship that must be 
granted /ANNUALLY by action of the /\nnual Conference. If the disability leave of 
persons in Q.57a) is continuing, list their names also in Q.57c). Persons listed here 
should not be listed as retired under Questions 58, 59, 60, or 61.) (v) 

a) V/ho were granted disability leave since the last /Knnual Conference session 
(11354.2) (Give effective dates and indicate if Probationary Member, /\ssociate 
Member, or Full-time Local Pastor): None 

b) V/ho have had their disability leave terminated since the last conference session 
(11354.3)? (Give effective dates of terminations): None 

c) Who are granted disability leave at this session (11354.1)? (If Probationary 
Member, /Associate Member, or Full-time Local Pastor, so indicate.) 

Wilson Edward Barber 07/01/94 Raleigh:Wesley Memorial 



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George Franklin Blanchard 10/01/93 West End 
Nathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95 BG: Davis Street 

William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 Wanchese: Bethany 

Robert Blair Craig (FTLP) 12/01/92 Belgrade-Tabernacle 

Donnie Gray Davis, Sr. (AtA) 07/01/92 Rockingham: East 
Julian Brice Helms, Jr. 12/01/93 JArNorthwoods 

James Wesley Hicks, Jr. (AfA) 07/01/89 PikevillerMt.Carmel 
Richard Farmer Lewis, Sr.(AM)03/01/95 South Rosemary 
Donna Susan Moore 07/01/94 Elon: First 

George Calvin Smith 04/01/90 Bethel-Lebanon 

Michael Lawrence Tart (FTLP) 05/01/96 Eureka 
58. What Members in Full Connection have been retired (11355): List alphabetically qivinq 
full name - first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim bebveen 
conference sessions (1I355.2d. indicate the effecUve date of retirement) (Under 
1[355.1, no vote required; under 1[355.2, v; under 1[355.3, v 2/3) 

UtACOriS 

a) This year? „„„^ 

eIderT^^'^" "°- 

a) THIS YEAR? 

Joseph Culbreth /Mexander, PO Box 257, Webster, NC 28788 
John Cleveland /Andrews, PO Box 552, Magnolia, NC 28453 
Robert Lee Baldridge, PO Box 1119, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 
Bobby Cari Black, PO Box 1060, Pinehurst. MC 28374 
William Eric Carson, 3208 Craven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 
Otto Henry Cari Hardt, 2503 McKinney St., Buriington, NC 27215 
Robert Gentry Harris, Jr., 5802 Excel St., Zephyrhills, FL 33541 
Rudolph Hart Hodge, 5348 Barclay Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 
Julius Oscar Jernigan, 5736 Dobson Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28311 
John Milford Mackey, 2513 Colgate Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Tracy Aubrey Maness, 6101 Parker Croft Court, Raleigh, NC 27609 
William Edward Privette, 102 Renoir Court, Gary, NC 2751 1 
Robert Joseph Rudd, 169 Shannon Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379 
William Russell Rudd, 191 Taylor's Bridge Hwy., Clinton, NC 28328 
Robin Jerome Scroggs, 10 Van Dyk Place, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 
James Millard Short, PO Box 656, Ellerbe, NC 28338 
Rufus Haywood Stark II, 3600 Carolyn Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 
^{5^^ ^- Woodcock, P O Box 297, Circleville, NY 10919-0297 

^ Sri(-^ T. Alexander, Chester J. /\ndrews, James A. Auman, Rene Orville Bideaux 
William R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, Robert K. Eldredge, H. H. Hodgin, Joe D 
Lister L. R. Mason, Jr., G. Robert McKenzie, Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert E 
Lee Moser George W Ports, Jr., R. Dennis Ricks, Robert B. Storrs, Jr., Tommy 
Tyson, William L. Wolfe ' 

^ D- y^!' o^ ^^^^^' ^■'"anWin Lee Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Walton N. Bass 
Richard R. Blankenhorn, John R. Blue, Billy McCoy Garden, Helen Gray Crotwell 
N. A. Desrosiers, Albert Reet Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, Geraldine D. Ingram o' 
Kelly Ingram Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. Jones, Johnie L. Joyce, A Kimsey 
King, Jr Wallace H. Kirby, Charies H. Lancaster, Brooks B. Uttle, Eric O 
Murray, Robert T^ Osbom, Charies E. Owens, Harvey Worth Pearce, John E. 
urn ' ^^^''n^-. ?obbins, Charies K. Robinson, C. Alison Simonton, A. M. 
Williams, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr. 

EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C B 

iTA , ^u "5^2"' S^aries H. Hutchinson, Edgar E. Whitley, William E. Woriey 

John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell, Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, Harold M. Chrismon, Sr., 
Allen C. Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., Thomas Gariand Knott, James R. Lancaster 
Jr., Samuel Lee, Lawrence Lugar, James Eari McLendon,T. /Arnold Pope, Robert 
M. Poulk, Charies E. Sparks, Clarence L Warren, Samuel J. Womack 
Robert L Bame, A. D. Byrd, Jr., Charies F. Eakin, Charies M. Hackett, H. L. 
Harrell, C. E. Hix, Jr Jean L. Hood, Grady L. Kinley, F. D. Lamneck, Don Paul 
Lee John p. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, Nevin Snyder, Aaron 
G. Tyson, S. L. Wood, P. C. Yelverton 



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GR Randall Baker, F. W. Fortescue, Murrell K. Glover, A. P. Hill, Jr., John W. Hobbs, 
James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. O'Briant, J. B. Paivin, M. O. 
Stephenson, Wayne E. Thomas, Emerson M. Thompson, Jr., James H. Warren, 
Gladys R. Williford, Claude Thomas Wilson 

NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Lester C. Bissette, Paul C. Browning, 
Charles V. Bryant, Roy O. Burgess, Clingman C. Capps, James H. Coile, Irving 
E. Cook, W. C. Feltman, Horace L. McLaurin, Samuel S. Moore, Robert L. Nicks, 
Joseph C. Parker, Harold Thurman Pickett, William W. Sherman, Jr., Robert S. 
Shields, Jesse C. Staton, Sr., Wilbur C. Teachey, James A. Tingle, Pearl G. West 

RA Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick, Samuel H. Brown, John M. Cline, Thomas A. 
Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. Cmtchfield, B. L. Davidson, Murry L DeHart, Jr., 
Clyde H. Dunn, Edward Cornwall Elliott, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. 
W. Garrison, J. Conrad Glass, Jr., R. Keith Glover, Dwight C. Jarvis, Norwood L 
Jones, R. Norman Knight, Henry B. Lewis, James Columbus Loy, W. N. 
McDonald, Robert Fullerton McKee, H. M. McLamb, George C. Megill, C. M. 
Mitchell, J. P. Moorman, Argel Payne, W. B. Petteway, L. P. Plyler, F. R. 
Randolph, J. Earl Richardson, J. P. Rickards, K. B. Sexton, Neil H. Thompson, 
C. Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon Cephas Tyson, H. Robert Warren, Christian White, 
John H. White, James A. Williams, A. W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge 

RO John D. Aycock, Kenneth E. Beane, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, Willie 
J. Evans, Robert S. Gibson, T. H. House, Harold F. Leatherman, Robert A. 
MacLean, Leonard Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, Robert F. Moore, 
Lee A. Phillips, J. H. Shiver, L. Ray Sparrow, James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. 
Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. Wells, Jr., Kermit R. Wheeler, Herman S. 
Winberry 

RM L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, G. Lloyd Edge, Aydlett J. 
Eure, Jr., C. W. Goldston, John T. Greene, Donald Lee Harris, Lester P. Jackson, 
R. Harry Jordan, Cariton P. McKita, Dan E. Meadows, Charles H. Mercer, Robert 
W. Morgan, Brooks Patten, John T. Smith, H. Langill Watson, H. M. Wilkinson 

SA Morris L. Barber, William H. Brady, James C. P. Brown, Robert F. Bundy, Angus 
M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John R. Crew, Jr., W. A. Crow, W. Everette 
Eason, Clarence Garner, Charies Franklin Grill, James W. Hamilton, C. S. 
Hubbard, Jack M. Hunter, William P. Lowdermilk, Travis W. Owen, Robert Bruce 
Pate, J. E. Sponenberg, Mary L. Von Canon, Ben H. Wilson III 

WI Clyde S. Boggs,H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Reming, Jr., F. D. Hedden, Rayford H. 
Methvin, Peleg Dameron Midgett 111, Ben F. Musser, John S. Pearsall, Luther M. 
Peele, Jr., James Allen Starnes, Roger E. Thompson 

59. What Associate Members have been retired (11355): (List alphabetically giving full name 
- first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions 
(11355. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Cinder 1[355.1, no vote required; 
under 11355.2, v; under 1f355.3, v 2/3) 

a) THIS YEAR? 

Gerald Rudolph Massey, PO Box 3202, Eureka, NC 27830 

b) PREVIOGSLY? 

Everette Ervin Bryan 1994 

Paul Wesley Evans 1990 

Daniel Mercer Forbes 1995 

Virgil Loren Free 1995 

William Nelson Fulford 1985 

Johnnie Sinclair Huggins 1993 

Henry Marcus Hunnings 1987 

Russell Ray Knowles 1991 

Waveriy Douglas Lamb 1980 

Maurice Lew Lancaster 1996 

John Gilbert Olive 1993 

Evander Pamell 1996 

Robert Eugene Rattz 1996 

Luther Vernon Wesley 1985 

60. What Probationary Members have been retired (1T355): (List alphabetically giving full 
name - first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference 



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sessions (11355. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under 1F355.1, no vote 
required; under 11355.2, v; under 11355.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Mone 

61. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (11345.5): 

a) This year? 

Robert Houston Hargrove, PO Box 884, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 

b) Previously? 

Jefferson Woodrow Davis 1984 

Riley Tex Hamilton 1995 

Riley Vance Hardison, Jr. 1987 

Charles John Hause 1991 

Herbert Franklin Home 1990 

Doris J. Johnson 1995 

John Thomas Ledford 1980 

Richard R. Leonhard 1996 

Charles Maura Treihart 1983 

Roy L. Turnage, Jr. 1982 

Tracie Varnum 1 984 

62. 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) 3 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? (28a, b, 29a, b, c) 16 

c) Elected as Deacons in Full Connection? (33) 14 

d) Elected as Elders in Full Connection? (34, 35) 14 

e) Readmitted? (36, 37a, b) 

Retired made effective? (38a, b, c) 1 

g) Transferred in? (32a, b, 39, 40) 7 

h) Transferred out? (45) 2 

i) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (46) 

j) Honorably located this year? (47a) 3 

k) Withdrawn? (50a, b, c) 6 

1) Administratively located? (50d) 

m) Terminated by trial? (50e) 

n) Deceased (51a, b, c) 6 

63. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 606 

b) Local churches? 831 

64. 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: 

11335. la, c): the number of clergy members appointed within Gnited 

Methodist connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to 

an ecumenical agency. 

11335. lb, 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. 

11335. Id): 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 

in Full 

Categories Connection 


Fl HERS 

in Full 

Connection 


Associate Mbrs/ 

Probationary Affiliate Mbrs 

Members With Vote 


Full- 

Time 

LPs 


Part- 
Time 
LPs 


Pastors/Other Ministries 
Within Local Church 
(1111322.10,330) 12 


387 


50 


18 


29 


62 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(1T1[322,lb, 335.1a,c) 
(81a) 2 


36 


1 


1 


X 


X 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(335.1b,c) 
(81b) 


25 








X 


X 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(11332. la, 335. Id) 
(81c) 


25 








X 


X 


Appointments to 
Attend School 
(82) 


2 


4 





X 


X 


Appointed to Other 
Annual Conferences 
(52) 


3 


1 





X 


X 


On Leave of Absence 
(53) 


8 


2 


1 


X 


X 


On Family Leave 
(54) 


3 








X 


X 


On Sabbatical Leave 
(56) 


1 








X 


X 


On Disability Leave 
(57c) 


7 





3 


(2) 


X 


Retired 
(58, 59, 60) 


257 





15 


(12) 


X 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 14 


754 


58 


38 


29 


62 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 955 



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b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: see the instmction for item 64 for 
guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



Categories 


DEACONS 

in Full 

Connection 


ELDERS 

in Full 

Connection 


Associate Mbrs/ 

Probationary Affiliate Mbrs 

Members With Vote 


Full- 

Time 

LPs 


Part- 
Time 
LPs 


Female 




7 


77 


12 





4 


8 


Male 




7 


677 


46 


38 


25 


54 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 




14 


754 


58 


38 


29 


63 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 




955 












Asian 







3 


4 











African American/Black 





18 


6 


1 





3 


Hispanic 







1 


1 








1 


Native American 




1 


7 


1 








6 


Pacific Islander 






















White 




13 


725 


46 


37 


29 


52 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 




14 


754 


58 


38 


29 


62 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 




955 













*The totals entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the bottom 
two lines of Q.64a). 

PART ffl: DIAGONAL MINISTERS 

65. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (112626.4)? (v) 

Principals: 1997-Margaret Anne Biddle, 1997-Judy Jolly, 1997-Anna Workman 

Reserves: 1997-Alice Kunka, 1997-Kim Lamb 

Who are the candidates for diaconal ministry (11304-305)? 

Juanita Bryant Betty Ann Buckley Jeffrey Cline 

Joyce Day John B. Fisher Jan Irvine 

Myra Porter Peele Gretchen Shea Nancy Willard 

Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (11307)? (v) (List alphabetically): 

Mark David Haines - Raleigh District Amy Lynn Kelley - Durham District 

Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (113 13.3c)? (v) None 

Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (11312)? 
Alice B. Arledge - North Alabama Conference (06/09/97) 
Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (11312)? 
Cynthia Zirlott - Texas Conference (12/05/96) 



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69. 



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71. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by 
Annual Conference action (1I313.3)?(CInder 1f313.2a, no vote; under 1f313.3b, v 2/3) 
Bill Remele (Voluntary Termination - 11313.3a - 12/05/96) 

Lois Hardee Stocks (Voluntary Termination - 1|313.3a - 02/14/96) 

72. V^^at diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: None 

73. V/hat diaconal ministers have been granted leave of absence under 11313.1a, c, d) 
(disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave): (v) 

a) Since the last session of the /\nnual 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): 

David M. Sluder, Sr. -06/08/94 (4th yr) Rebecca K. Lile-07/15/94 (3rd yr) 

74. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (11313.1e): 

a) Since the last session of the /Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 

None 

b) At this session of the /\nnual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Q.74a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 

75. Who have returned to active status: 

a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (11313.1a, c, d)? 
Brigitte Freeman Morris (12/05/96) 

b) From extended leave (11313. le)? (v) None 

76. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal 
ministers (11313.2): (Under 1I313.2b, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? 

Bernice Ballance Laura Sexton Davenport Robert H. Garrison, Jr. 

Irene F. Gattis Tacoma O'Connor Alma W. Offutt 

Wanda Gail Walker Leslie C. Womack 

PART IV: APPOnSTMENTS AND CONCLCIDING BUSINESS 

77. V/hat clergy members 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 (1111322.5, 329.2, 333.2, 
1506.4b): (v 2/3) 

NAME SERVICE IN 1/4 INCREMENTS DATE 

Randy Coy Blanchard one-half time 07/01/96 

Stewart Allen Crank, Sr. (PM) one-half time 07/01/97 

C. McGee Creech one-fourth time 06/07/68 

Frankie Max Garton (PM) one-half time 07/01/96 

Pamela Jan Gilliam (PM) one-half time 07/01/96 

/Mlison Brady Hocutt (PM) one-half time 07/01/97 

Edith Dudley Jenkins one-fourth time 07/01/96 

Patricia J. Sellers Lykins (FD) three-fourths time 07/01/97 

Gregory Carlton Minnick (AtA) one-half time 07/01/97 

Connie Marie Stutts (PM) one-half time 07/01/96 

Mary Ellen Phelan Sw/itzer one-half time 07/01/92 

Richard Martin Tysinger one-half time 07/01/92 

Norma Jean Walters one-fourth time 02/01/97 

John E. Williams one-fourth time 07/01/84 

78. Who have been appointed as Interim Pastors under the provisions of 11329.3 since the 
last session of the annual conference, and for what period of time? 

(See Question 79) 

79. What changes have been made in appointments since the last /Annual Conference 
session? (Attach list. Include Appointments Beyond the Local Church and give effective 
dates of all changes.) 

CLERGY: 

BURLINGTON: Rachel Gonia, associate pastor of Orange (114.1) changed from full- 
time to one-half time, 9/1/96. 



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J 61 Conference Business Questions 

Rachel Gonia from associate pastor of Orange (114.1) to an extension ministry as 
Program Coordinator with Society of St. Andrew, 4/1/97. 
DURHAM: Norma J. Walters of Bethesda (213.1) took leave of absence, 9/1/96 
David Burton Smith from Rougemont (251.0) to Bethesda (213.1), 9/1/96 
Henry M. Hunnings was serving Ellis Chapel (229.1) and Mt. Tabor-Riverview (240 0) 
is now serving only Ellis Chapel (229.1), 2/1/97. 

Norma Walters came off leave of absence to serve Mt. Tabor-Riverview Charqe (240 0) 
one-quarter time, 2/1/97. ^ ' ' 

Julia Webb-Bowden, extension ministries, promoted from Program Coordinator with 
Society of St. /Kndrew to N.C. Director of Society of St. /Kndrew, 4/1/97. 
ELIZABETH CITY: Unwood S. Jones from Currituck Charge (308.0) to Rocky Mount- 
Trinity Parish (1038.0), 10/1/96. ivy'iuuiii. 
Kenneth C. Singley, Currituck Charge (308.0) took leave of absence, 1/21/97 
FAYETTEVILLE: Won Seok Namkoong from Linden: Parker's Grove (436.1) to Selma- 
Edgerton Memorial (506.1) in the GOLDSBORO District, 1/1/97. 
J^il'™^^""^*^*^ '~'^"' ^'"- ^^^"^ ^'^^ (41 1.1) to Envin-Parker's Grove Charge 1/1/97 
GOLDSBORO: Steven M. Ling, Selma: Edgerton Memorial (506.1) took leave of 
absence 11/1/96. 

Mark H. Kennedy, Jr., Pine Forest (516.1) took leave of absence, 1/1/97. 
?!otl?J!^ ^- Blankenhorn, retired supply, will serve Pine Forest (516.1) from 1/1/97 to 
6/30/97. 

NEW BERN: Joseph Eari Boyd, part-time local serving Haw Branch (716.1) was 
discontinued 10/1/96. 

Dan Sullivan, retired minister, to serve Haw Branch (716.1), 10/1/97. 
Pollard G. Cannon, Jr., part-time local serving Hubert:: Oak Grove (717 1) was 
discontinued, 3/1/97. 

Jerry A. Jackson, full-time pastor at Hubert: Queen's Creek (736. 1) to newly combined 
Hubert: Oak Grove-Queen's Creek Charge, 3/1/97. 

RALEIGH: William H. Otis, probationary member, and pastor of Vance Circuit (856 0) 
transferred to the Rorida Conference, 12/1/96. 

J. Ross O'Neal, interim supply, will serve Vance Circuit (856.), 12/1/96. 
Roberta G. Byrum, part-time local, will serve as associate pastor at Hollands (819 1) 
part-time, 5/1/96. v • / 

ROCKINGHAM: Adolph C. Smith, St. Pauls (952. 1) left and appointed to seive as Navy 
Chaplain under Extension Ministries, 1/1/97. 
Herman Winberry, retired supply, to serve St. Pauls (952.1), 2/1/97 
?S?/5I '^O^'^T: James B. Ward of Trinity Parish (1038.0) took leave of absence, 
1 (J/ 1/96. 

^2^*^ ^- '^°"^^' appointed to Trinity Parish (1038.0) full time, 10/1/96. 

S/KNFORD: Kenneth C. Singley, ABLC-Chaplain OS Army Reserve, Active Duty 

became pastor of Currituck Charge (308.0) in the ELIZABETH CITY District, 10/1/96 

Stephen B. Hall, Extension Ministries, Chaplain, OS Navy, (CC: Sanford District) to 

Durham: Rougemont, 1 1/1/96 

DIAGONAL MINISTERS: 

DURHAM: Patricia J. Lykins' appointment changed from Program Director at Good 

^DlPirr5[m\°/''?9''^'^ Director at Southern Pines in the SANFORD District 8/1/96. 

GKhhNVILLE: Lois Hardy Stocks' appointment changed from Personal Leave to 

Voluntary Termination, 2/14/96. 

NEW BERN: Bridgette Freeman Morris' appointment changed from Personal Leave to 

[^rn^flZ^ Chnstian Education at Oxford in the DURHAM District, 10/28/96. 

WILMINGTON: William H. Remele, Jr.'s appointment changed from Personal Leave 

to Voluntary Termination, 12/05/96. 

Who are appointed to ministry to the local church and where are they appointed for 

the ensuing year? (Attach a list. Include: Elders, Deacons, /Kssociates, Local Pastors 

and Probationary Members.) 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

Who are appointed to ministry to extension ministries for the ensuing year'^ (Attach a 

list. Include: Elders, Deacons, and Probationary Members.) 

a) Within the connection^ structures of United Methodism (1I1I322. lb, 335. la, c)? 

• (See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (11335. 1 b, 
^> (See Appointment List on the following pages.) 



Conference Business Questions 162 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of 1I1I322.1a, 335. Id? (Oeacons, 

no vote; Elders, v 2/3) (See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

82. Who are appointed to attend school (11416.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose 
prime appointments is to attend school.) 

Associate Members: 

Probationary Members: 

Members in Full Connection: 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

83. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (11310) [1992 
Discipline]? (Attach List) 

(Diaconal minister appointments are included in the Appointment List.) 

84. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in 
pension credit (111506.6), correction 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.) 

FAYETTEVILLE: Richard C. Jackson, Chaplain, OS Army, was transferred from Ft. 

Monroe, VA to Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. 

RALEIGH - Joyce R. Mott changed her name to Joyce Ruth Reynolds. 

ROCKIMGHAM - Herbert Lowry, Jr., pastor of Collins Chapel (905.1) status was 

changed from part-time local to student local, 1/1/97. 

S/\NFORD - Jim Mentzer, pastor of Cumnock (1 1 13. 1), was listed as student local but 

should have been part-time local, 7/1/96. 

85. Where shall the next Conference Session be held (11603.3)? 
Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina 



1 63 Conference Appointments 

THE 1997 - 1998 APPOINTMENTS 

Key to Appointment List 

PM Probationary Member AM Associate Member 

FL Fuil-Time Local Pastor LP Part-Time Local Pastor 

SP Student Local Pastor RM Retired Pastor Serving as Supply 

OE Elder Mbr of Other Conference OF Full Mbr. Another Denomination 

OD Deacon Mbr of Other Conference PL/D Part-time Local/Deacon 

IS Interim Supply 

[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 - 51 Charges - 63 Churches 

RODNEY G. HAMM, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 2 

3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Bellemont J. Albert Trotter 6 

Bethel Larry Glynn Patrick 3 

BURLINGTON: 

Davis Street Michael B. Hobbs 3 

. . Associate Suzanne Cloyd Hultman OE ... 4 

Emmanuel James L Hobbs 1 

Faith T. Scott Watford 5 

Front Street William C. Simpson, Jr 3 

. . Associate Richard O. Greenway 4 

Diaconal Minister . Anna Gail Workman 

Grace Carson O. Wiggins 5 

St. Paul's Samuel A. Williams, Jr 4 

Burlington Circuit [2] Charies M. Litzenberger 1 

Carrboro David L. Harvin 7 

Cedar Grc>ve Stephen R. Cheyney PM ... 1 

Center G. Rosser Carter III SP . . . . 3 

CHAPEL HILL: 

Aldersgate Susan L. Allred 11 

Amity Richard C. Vaughan 9 

Christ Reagan V. May 3 

Orange Robert C. Flynn 5 

. . Associate David Bostian SP . . . . 1 

University William H. Gattis 12 

. . Associate Ronald E. Gonia 6 

Deacon/FD Carol Denise Conner Waters 

Chestnut Ridge Jay William Bissett SP . . . . 3 

Cobb Circuit [3] Rufus E. Butner III 5 

Concord Jeanne Ross Neal SP . . . . 2 

Efland James T. Weaver, Jr 3 

Elon College: First Randall E. Innes 2 

Eno-Palmers Grove [2] Neal E. Wingfield PM ... 2 

Evergreen J. Donald Johnson 3 

Fairview John H. Dutton, Jr 3 

Friendship Alvin M. Home 16 

GRAHAM: 

Christ-Cedar Cliff [2] James L. Bryan 6 

First G. Paul Phillips m 1 

Diaconal Minister . Cynthia D. Powell 

Haw River Roderic L Mullen 1 

Hebron Jesse C. Staton, Jr 5 

Hightower [3J Thomas Denny SP . . . . 1 

Hillsborough Herman N. Ward, Jr 29 

Leasburg R. Vann Spivey SP . . . . 2 

Lebanon-Carr [2] Marty J. Cauley SP . . . . 3 

Mebane TBS 

Milton [3] Frankie M. Garton PM ... 4 

Mt. Hermon Rick A. Moser 5 



Conference Appoin tments 1 64 

New Hope-Purley [2] Floyd R. Morrow, Jr 4 

New Sharon Carl Dean Belcher 9 

Phillips Chapel Ebern Earl Allen 7 

Prospect Scott T. Wilkinson 3 

Rock Creek Steven Taylor SP . . . . 2 

St. Luke's L. William Baird OF ... 3 

Salem (Alamance) Benjamin W. Kelley PM ... 1 

Saxapahaw Rachel T. Moser 5 

Shfloh Guy V. Soule, Jr 1 

Swepsonville Glenn B. Everett 2 

Union Grove Nornnan R. Fitzgerald PM ... 7 

Walnut Grove R. Michael Sykes 12 

West Orange [2] John W. Ruth 2 

Yanceyville Vassar W. Jones RM ... 1 

DCIRHAM DISTRICT - 58 Charges - 70 Churches 

ALBERT SHGLER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 8 
522 S. Duke Street, Durham NC 27701 

Allensville-Trinity [2] G. Ronald Patton 6 

Andrews Chapel Reginald W. Ponder, Jr SP . . . . 2 

Bahama: Mt. Bethel Ronald J. Snider 4 

Banks-Grove Hill [2] Diane M. Blanchard 2 

Brookland-Brooksdale [2] D. Brent Laytham 3 

Butner: Community Carol Noy SP . . . . 4 

Concord Andrea R. Woodhouse 2 

Creedmoor Everett J. France 4 

DURHAM: 

Aldersgate Johnny H. Branch 4 

. . Diaconal Minister Amy Kelley 

Asbury Richard A. Stanley, Jr 3 

Asbuiy Temple Dwayne Craig CD ... 1 

Bethany Michael Pasquarello III 3 

Bethesda David B. Smith 2 

Calvary Laurie H. Coffman 4 

Carr Brian W. Wingo 3 

Duke Memorial Mark W. Wethington 6 

. . Associate Lisa Brown Cole 3 

Deacon/FD Robert Irvine 

Duke's Chapel Patrice Cheasty-Miller 3 

Durham Hispanic Ministry . . Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric LP ... . 1 

Epworth Charies K. Morrison 8 

. . Associate Bess G. Hunnings 6 

Diaconal Minister . Susan M. Parker 

Fayetteville Road Lawrence E. Johnson 1 

. . Associate G. Kevin Baker 1 

Glendale Heights Edward F. Bogie 4 

Good Shepherd Shane M. Benjamin PM ... 2 

Lakewood Carolyn Lucas OF ... 1 

McMannen Robert C. Redmond 3 

Parkwood Vickie S. Pruett 4 

Pleasant Green R. Lawrence Bowden, Jr 8 

Resurrection Edith L. Cleaves 3 

St. Paul Clinton W. Spence PM ... 2 

Trinity H. Gray Southern 7 

Ellis Chapel Henry M. Hunnings RAM . . 4 

Fletcher's Chapel Delores A. Langley 5 

Granville Circuit [2] Lily K. Chou SP . . . . 2 

Granville-Vance [3] Donnie L. Jones SP . . . . 4 

Helena D. Christopher Hill 8 



165 Conference Appointments 

HENDERSOM: 

City Road D. Stephen Stutts PM ... 4 

First J. Donald Phillips 3 

White Memorial-Hermon [2] . Benjamin Sims SP . . . . 2 

Lea's Chapel William D. Lain SP . . . . 2 

Marrow's Chape! Christian Whitehead SP . . . . 4 

Massey's Chapel Marilyn K. Shipman PM . . 10 

Mt. Sylvan Robert D. O'Keef 3 

Mt. Tabor-Riverview [2] Norma Walters 2 

ML Tirzah Para R. Drake PM ... 1 

Mt. Zion Stuart Tucker 2 

Oak Grove David W. Woodhouse 2 

Oxford Alan P. Swartz 4 

Diaconal Minister Bridgette Freeman Morris 

Oxford: Salem Lee Roy Pittard III SP . . . . 3 

Rehoboth-Harris Chapel [2] .... Robert C. Tilley FL . . . . 3 

Rougemont [3] Stephen B. Hall 2 

ROXBORO: 

Ca-Vel Connie Stutts PM ... 2 

Grace Phillip Pennington FL . . . . 1 

Longhurst Stewart A. Crank PM ... 4 

Long Memorial W. D. Sabiston, Jr 4 

Salem (Person Co.) Jeffrey L. Roberts 9 

Stem-Bullock's [2] Jeanne B. Allen SP . . . . 3 

Stovall John W. Yount PL/D . 20 

Tabernacle Douglas O. Townley SP . . . . 3 

Warren's Grove R. Richard Dawson PM ... 2 

ELIZABETH CRY DISTRICT - 43 Charges - 66 Churches 

WILLIAM M. PRESNELL, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 5 
P. O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Ahoskie W. Kenneth Hall, Sr 6 

Albemarle Frank Alexander RM ... 3 

All God's Children Laura G. Eariy 1 

Anderson Terry M. Williams LP ... . 4 

Center Hill Thomas Reck LP ... . 3 

Chowan: Bethany Ralph I. Epps RM ... 2 

Colerain TBS 

Colington Robert L. Pitsch ROE . . 7 

CresweU [2] C. Michael CoUier FT 1 

Cunituck [2) Glenn H. McCranie OE ... 1 

Duck David S. Clift 4 

Edenton Rex E. Brooks 1 

ELIZABETH CITY: 

City Road Charles E. McKenzie 15 

First Charies L Pollock 1 

. . Associate Kimberiy G. Pollock 1 

Riverside Samuel D. McMillan III 5 

Gatesville [3] Lisa Creech Bledsoe 3 

HarreUsville [2] Walter G. Johnston ffl LP 1 

Hatteras [3] James R. Huskins 7 

Hertford Jonathan E. Strother 5 

Kinnakeet [3] Raymond C. Warren PM ... 2 

Kitty Hawk Francis C. Bradshaw 5 

Manns Harbor [2] James Edward Tosto FL . . . . 3 

Manteo: Mt. Olivet Dennis M. Goodwin 2 

Mt. Hermon Haywood W. Gillikin 8 

Moyock Michael F. Gast PM ... 1 

Murfreesboro [2] William M. Jeffries 2 

New Hope Milton B. Collier, Jr 3 

Newland-Grace [2] Alan C. Gibson 9 

North Gates [3] William H. Altman FL . . . . 2 



Conference Appoin tments 1 66 

Ocracoke J. Allen Lovell PM ... 3 

Perkins Margaret Saunders LP . . . 11 

Perquimans [3] Bobby L. Jordan AM ... 3 

Pilnnoor Memorial F. Bruce Allen 3 

Plymouth Carolyn R. Smith 2 

Sharon W. Shenman Guthrie AM ... 1 

ShUoh (Stumpy PL) Dwight Burms IS 1 

South Camden [2] David O. Moehring 2 

South Mills 13] Berry L. Taylor 11 PM ... 2 

Tyrrell [3] James Harold Daniels OF ... 3 

CInion-Newbegun [2] Steven N. Formo 6 

Wanchese: Bethany William E. Holliday 4 

Windsor [2] Clyde A. Denny 5 

Woodland Vance C. Way 1 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT - 48 Charges - 63 Churches 

J. THOMAS SMITH, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 6 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Angier Henry W. Lee 5 

CLINTON: 

First Homer E. Morris 3 

Grace Danny G. Allen 7 

Clinton Circuit [3] Dorothy L Rudd FL 1 

Coats Charles L. Herrin 4 

Coharie Danny G. Allen 7 

Cotton George B. Williford LP ... . 5 

Cumberiand Hope A. Vickers 1 

Dunn: Divine Street M. Francis Daniel 6 

Erwin-Parkers Grove [2] W. Kenneth Hall, Jr 3 

FAYETTEVILLE: 

Camp Ground George A. Jones 5 

Christ Walter L. Graves 8 

Cornerstone Benjamin S. Sharpe, Jr 3 

Culbreth Bobby P. Tyson, Jr 2 

Gardners Michael A. Davis 3 

Grace-Trinity [2] Carolyn Woriax PM ... 2 

Harry Hosier Eldrick R. Davis 9 

Haymount William E. Braswell 3 

. . Associate Carl H. King PM ... 2 

Deacon/FD David Anthony Argo 

Hay Street R. Cart Frazier, Jr. 1 

John Wesley Jesse Bninson 1 

Johnson Memorial John H. Tyson 1 

Person Street Wilson Strickhausen IS .... 5 

St. Andrews Haywood A. Smith 8 

St. Matthews Susan C. Lindblade 6 

Salem Raymond K. Wittman 5 

Victoiy William E. Qements 1 

Wesley Heights Tryon D. Lancaster IS .... 6 

Goshen-Keener [2] Thomas B. Supplee 3 

Harnett: Cokesbury H. M. Chrismon RM ... 5 

Hope Mills J. A. Winston III 4 

Hopewell Dennis R. Sheppard 9 

Kipling Edward C. HiU 1 

Lesbe Adam F. Seate SP 1 

Lillington Stacey Z. Graves 5 

Mamers |31 Dan Jones FL . . . . 1 

Manrtn Curtis M. MuU, Jr. FT 1 

Newton Grove [3] Thomas D. Hoogerland 5 

Raeford Carson S. Tyson 5 

Raeford: Hoke [2] Donald R. Shields 4 

Roseboro Duke C. Lackey 7 



167 Conference Appointments 

Sampson [3] Andrew B. Wood LP ... . 9 

South River [3] Timothy S. Taylor FL . . . . 2 

Spring Hill Bobby P. Tyson, Sr 5 

Spring Lake Allen C. Edens, Jr RM . . 11 

Stedman: Cokesbury Eric N. Lindblade, Jr 6 

Tabor Milton E. Little LP . . . 14 

Union James W. Caviness, Jr AM ... 7 

Wesley-Black's Chapel [2] Franklin D. Daniels 3 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT - 47 Charges - 64 Churches 

JAMES C. LEE, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 4 
P. O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533 

Benson [2] David C. Benson 2 

Beston John M. Roberts RM ... 2 

Bethel (Wayne Co.) Wallace B. Lewis AM . . 10 

Bethel (Duplin Co.) Mark Stephens LP ... . 2 

Brogden Gregory G. Scott FL . . . . 4 

Brownings-Smith [2] James O. Murphy, Jr PM ... 3 

Ebenezer Rose Hicks IS .... 1 

Eureka [3] TBS 

Faison L. James Lowe OE ... 2 

Falling Creek Lee Edwards FL . . . . 2 

Four Oaks W. Joseph Yow, Jr 10 

Fremont Richard L. Ward 5 

Friendship-Gnity Jerry E. Mitchell LP ... . 4 

Garris Chapel C. McGee Creech 29 

GOLDSBORO: 

Daniels Memorial Virgil B. Huffman 5 

Jefferson Joseph E. Kossan 3 

New Hope Stephen N. Little 4 

Pine Forest Teny L Huffines 1 

Providence W. Arthur Warren, Jr 1 

St. Luke Charies K. Moseley 2 

St. Paul John S. Paschal 4 

. . Associate Madison N. Hankal 3 

Salem T. R. Miller FL 2 

Institute-Hickoiy Grove [2] James W. O'Hara . OF ... 1 

Johnston Circuit [2] Donna Fowler-Marchant PM ... 2 

Kenansville Parish [4] Roger D. Paxton 2 

. . Associate TBS 

Kenly-Buckhorn [2] Bryan C. Trotter OF ... 2 

LaGrange Thomas W. Newman PM ... 3 

Magnolia [41 Robert M. Hammond 1 

Micro-Fellowship [2] Kris Robert Meyer SP . . . . 3 

Mt. Olive: First Joseph W. Forbes 2 

Pikeville-Mt. Carmel [2] Wayne M. Hicks 5 

Pine Level-Sanders [2] Jan N. Hill SP 3 

Princeton Shirley Acker Ward FL . . . . 1 

Rones Chapel Biyan K. Simpson OE ... 1 

Rose Hill Paul T. Stallsworth 5 

Saulston H. Dennis Draper, Jr 2 

Selma: Edgerton Won Seok Namkoong PM ... 2 

Seven Springs James Humphries SP . . . . 2 

SMITHFIELD: 

Asbury TBS 

Centenaiy Bruce D. Taylor 1 

Deacon/FD Richard J. Williams 

Whitley-Elizabeth [2] Steven M. Hall 6 

Trinity (Lenoir Co.) Joyce D. Odom 3 

Walker Memorial T. C. West, Jr LP ... . 4 

Wallace Frank I. Lloyd 4 

Warsaw Jeny M. Schronce FL . . . . 1 



Conference Appointments 1 68 

Westwood David H. Francis 6 

Zion Joseph Gouverneur SP . . . . 3 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT - 43 Charges - 67 Churches 

H. SIDNEY HGGGINS 111, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDEMT - 2 
215 Commerce Street, Greenville, NC 27858 

Aurora [3] Mack Styron D OF ... 1 

Ayden Dennis P. Levin 5 

Bath [2] Ronald F. Estes FL . . . . 3 

Belhaven: Trinity [2] Mike K. Pulliam FL . . . . 2 

Bell Arthur (3) Wilbur C. Ormond LP . . . 11 

Bethel Gayla G. Estes 4 

Chocowinity Daniel T Earnhardt 12 

Edwards Chapel Lester Bissette RM ... 1 

Farmville Randall G. Maynard 3 

GREENVILLE: 

Covenant M. Eugene Tyson 3 

Holy Trinity Edith D. Jenkins 2 

Jarvis Memorial Thomas G. Holtsclaw 2 

. . Associate W. David Harrington 3 

Deacon/FD Linda Logston 

St. James Woodrow W. Wells, Jr 6 

. . Associate Dennis M. Adams 3 

Deacon/FD Stephen W. Vaughn 11 

Grifton Samuel W. Loy 6 

Grimesland-Warrens Chapel [2] . . Irving F. Terwilliger ROE . . 3 

Hobgood [2] William L Barbee ROE . . 3 

Holly Springs Warren S. Cash AM ... 6 

Hookerton J. Crispin Noble PM ... 4 

JamesviUe [21 Kenneth L. Davenport SP 1 

Jemsalem Clarence E. O'Briant RM ... 6 

KINSTON: 

Queen Street M. Whit Warren, Jr 5 

. . Associate William Craig Ham FL . . . . 3 

Westminster Jack M. Benfield 4 

Lane's Chapel-Bethany [2] Daniel P. Powers PUD . 25 

Mattamuskeet [4] L. Ray Sparrow RM ... 3 

Mauiy-ML Herman [21 Sidney Gene Madden PM ... 1 

Noble's Chapel-Tabernacle [21 . . Douglas R. Woodworth IS .... 6 

Pink Hill-Beulaville [2] W. Clark Barfield 2 

Rainbow John C. Lupton, Jr FL . . . . 1 

Robersonville Donald K. Stewart PM ... 1 

Salem Jesse V. Bone 1 

Sharon Clint White LP 1 

Snow Hill: Calvary Paul B. Scott, Jr 6 

Stokes [3] Dennis C. Lamm LP ... . 2 

Swan Quarter [4] Chris D. Humphreys FL . . . . 4 

Vanceboro Roger D. Cope 4 

Vanceboro Circuit [3] Julia A. Dees FL . . . . 2 

WASHINGTON: 

Asbury M. Claire Clyburn 3 

First Milton T. Mann 3 

. . Associate Polly Taylor PM ... 2 

Washington Circuit [2] Craig Richardson FL . . . . 2 

Webb Chapel James Krepps SP . . . . 4 

Wesley Memorial W. Nelson Fulford RAM . 10 

Williamston Clyde B. Cheezem 4 

Woodington Claude T. Wilson RM ... 4 



1 69 Conference Appointments 

NEW BERN DISTRICT - 46 Charges - 65 Churches 

SAMGEL WYNN, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 2 
1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern, NC 28562 

AIIiance-Arapahoe [2] Penny Dollar Farmer 12 

Asbury Charles C. Smith 6 

Atlantic William F. Williams 3 

Beaufort: Ann Street W. Rickman Pinner 3 

Beech Grove-Rhems [2] James E. Williams OE ... 3 

Belgrade-Tabernacle [2] Joseph C. Parker RM ... 2 

Bridgeton Sherwood Godwin 1 

Broad Creek Wilbur C. Teachey RM ... 3 

Cedar Island-Sea Level [2] R. L. Carpenter, Jr 4 

Core Creek-Tuttles Grove [2] . . . . Michael N. Nelson FL . . . . 5 

Dover-CIarks [2] R. M. Armstrong III 4 

Markers Island Keith A. Miller OE ... 1 

Harlowe-Oak Grove (2] Hobart W. Burnside, Jr 3 

HAVELOCK: 

Cherry Point Walter W. Gaskins, Jr 10 

First Edward M. Gunter 5 

Haw Branch Harold Hunt LP 1 

Hubert:Oak Grove-Queen's Creek[2] Jerry A. Jackson 6 

JACKSONVILLE: 

Northwoods James R. Oliver, Sr 2 

Pine Valley Ronald E. Gardner 2 

Trinity William C. Spencer, Jr 5 

Marshallberg-Smyrna [2] Ellis J. Bedsworth RM ... 7 

Maysville Lon W. Miller 5 

Merrimon H. Paul Harris LP ... . 2 

Midway-Bethlehem [2] James H. McLean AM ... 6 

MOREHEAD CflY: 

First Milton H. Gilbert 3 

. . Associate Danielle A. Spiwak PM ... 2 

Franklin Memorial Joseph A. Motley 2 

St. Peter's David A. Banks 14 

NEW BERN: 

Centenary David J. Goehring 2 

Carol W. Goehring 2 

Faith Ralph A. Brown 3 

Garber E. Powell Osteen, Jr 3 

Riverside Michael G. Register LP 1 

Trinity Leonard F. Doucette 2 

Newport: St. James Robert S. Pullman 7 

Oriental J. Stanley Brown 2 

Pamlico Cooperative Parish [5] . . Michael D. Weber 6 

. . Associate Michael Roach LP ... . 6 

. . Associate Thomas M. Nichols LP ... . 2 

. . Associate Andrew Krpata LP ... . 1 

Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel [2] ... Jeffrey L. Severt 4 

Richlands William A. Boykin 6 

Riverdale J. Neal Salter, Jr 5 

Salter Path John M. Crowe 2 

Shady Grove-Cypress Creek [2] . . Robert Hagerty FL . . . . 2 

Sneads Ferry: First Ira H. Smith 1 

Straits-North River [2] James M. Durner AM ... 2 

Swansboro A. Ray Broadwell 2 

Associate W. Allen Bingham 3 

Trenton-Maple Grove [2] Charlene Pierce Guider 8 

Verona Elva L. Morton 111 LP .... 5 

Williston-Stacy [2] James K. Stalnaker AM ... 8 



Conference Appointments 7 70 

RALEIGH DISTRICT - 66 Charges - 76 Churches 

KERMIT L. BRASWELL, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDEMT - 3 

P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Apex Henry N. Lovelace 11 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove [2] .... M. Dale Curtis SP . . . . 2 

Bunn-Hill King CL [21 Lynwood C. Boyette 1 

Calvary Samuel H. Brown RM ... 3 

GARY: 

First D. Douglas Jessee 9 

. . Associate H. William Green 9 

. . Min. of Ed/Youth A. Craig Gaither OF ... 6 

Deacon/FD Patricia V. Hicks 

Genesis Karen H. Whitaker 3 

. . Associate Guy L. dinger LP ... . 4 

Macedonia Glenn E. Mason 4 

Moith Harrison Avenue Sam F. Martin ID 1 

SL Francis Richard T. Clayton 1 

White Hains Jeny T. Smith 1 

. . Min. of Mbrshp/Evang . . Thomas M. HoUis 1 

CLAYTON: 

Highway 42 Gregoiy K. Jenks 1 

Home Memorial Richard L. Stone III 5 

Disciple Stuart M. Milton 2 

Ebenezer Gerry G. Davis 3 

Ebenezer-Wesley [2] Sidney E. Stafford 8 

Flat Rock Jeffrey D. Arthurs PM ... 4 

Franklinton Sandra J. (Rose) Conner 3 

Fuquay-Varina David E. Brownlee 7 

GARNER: 

Garner James E. Sutton 4 

St. Andrews Glenda N. Johnson 7 

. . Associate Martha K. Edgerton PM ... 1 

Gillburg Pamela J. Gilliam PM ... 2 

Hollands R. Keith Nanney 5 

. . Associate Roberta Byram LP ... . 1 

Holly Springs Horace T. Ferguson LP . . . 10 

Jerusalem William Mark Qayton SP 1 

Knightdale Richard P. Wilkerson 3 

Leah's Chapel-Shiloh [2] George C. Megill RM ... 3 

Louisburg Charles B. Owens 1 

Macon [3] Gregoiy C. AAinnick AM ... 1 

Middleburg [3] Joyce Ruth Reynolds 7 

Mt. Zion Judi J. Smith 5 

Norlina James E. Bailey 2 

Piney Grove W. Marshall Stewart LP ... . 3 

Plank Chapel William M. Budzinski FL . . . . 1 

RALEIGH: 

Asbuiy Marshall R. Old 1 

Deacon/FD Robert L Huckaby, Jr. 

Avent Ferry W. Bryan Faggart OF ... 3 

Benson Memorial Hugh H. Cameron 6 

Cokesbury Theodore V. Carter 11 

Edenton Street Roger V. Elliott 3 

. . Associate Kathryn R. Johnson 2 

Deacon/FD William J. Weisser 

Fairmont Steven A. Hickle 8 

Hayes Barton George W. Johnson 2 

Associate Sally G. Bates PM ... 2 

Diaconal Minister . Judy Olivia Jolly 

Highland James H. Bailey 4 

. . Associate James H. Harry 3 

. . Associate Kelli Walker-Jones OE ... 2 



171 Conference Appointments 

Jenkins Memorial Randy C. Blanciiard 2 

Layden Memorial Mary Ellen P. Switzer 3 

Longview John E. Gpham, Jr 5 

Millbrook Edward F. Hill II 3 

. . Associate Patrick Looney LP ... . 4 

North Raleigh Billy F. Seate 2 

Diaconal Minister Mark Haines 

Peace Christian Community . Michael D. Frese PM ... 2 

Pleasant Grove Jonathan A. Minnick 5 

Raleigh Korean Kwang Youn Han OF ... 3 

SL James James L Wilson 1 

St. Mark's Brian G. Gentle 8 

. . Associate Regina Henderson PM ... 1 

Diaconal Minister . Kimberly Strong Lamb 

Soapstone Leonard E. Fairiey 1 

Trinity William C. Townsend 2 

Wesley Memorial Milford Oxendine, Jr 3 

Westover John W. Wenberg, Jr 3 

WHson Temple Walter E. McLeod 1 

Sunrise Gary E. Allred 2 

Trinity (Franklin Co.) Wayne A. Price 3 

Union Chapel Scott RusseU Smith FL 1 

Vance Charge [2] J. Ross O'Meal SP 2 

Wake Forest William W. Snotherly, Jr 3 

Warren [2] J. Victor Culberson SP . . . . 4 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial .... Steven M. Edwards PM ... 1 

Wendell Tommy L. Evans 2 

Zebulon Tommy G. Privette 4 

Zion Gilliam P. Wise PM ... 5 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT - 57 Charges - 73 Churches 

BEM C. ROUSE. DISTRICT SGPERIMTENDENT - 5 
P. O. Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 

Ashpole Center George L. Locklear LP ... . 6 

Beaver Dam-Green Lake [2] .... Eric R. Joyce LP ... . 4 

Bethesda Richard C. Sharp 1 

Caledonia Michael W. Leburg 2 

Collins Chapel Herbert Lowry, Jr SP . . . . 8 

Cool Spring George McDougald OE ... 2 

Cordova Alvin J. Morris 5 

Ellerbe-Mount Pleasant [2] Dennis J. Glennon FL . . . . 3 

FAIRMONT: 

Pleasant Grove Arletha M. McDougald LP ... . 3 

Trinity-Olivet Debra S. Watson OE ... 1 

Fairview Larry Chandler LP ... . 2 

Retcher's Chapel-St. Peter [2] . . . Henry Lee Blue LP ... . 3 

HAMLET: 

Fellowship W. Donald Warren 2 

First Lawrence C. Higgins 3 

St. Peter Larry Robinson 4 

Hickory Grove William A. Burns LP ... . 3 

Laurel Hill Brian D. Perry AM ... 5 

LAGRINBGRG: 

Central J. Quinton Covington, Jr 9 

First Wilbur I. Jackson 4 

Galilee-Beaver Dam [2] .... Doris T. Fox 3 

SL Luke Denny C. Wise 1 

Ledbetter James M. Short RM ... 1 



Conference Appointments 1 72 

LGMBERTOrS: 

Asbury Everette F. Bass, Jr LP ... . 3 

Branch Street Joel Garth Locklear . . ,. SP . . . . 2 

Chestnut Street W. Stanley Smith, Jr 1 

Mt. Olive Parish [2] William E. Cummings 4 

Pineview Kellie Gallagher-Smith IS .... 2 

Lumberton Circuit [3] Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith FL . . . . 2 

Maxton: SL Paul's E. Russell Stott 1 

Maxton Circuit [3] Robert A. Fairley AM . . 15 

ML Zion-Wall's Chapel [2] Shlriey L Canty OE ... 1 

Mew Philadelphus John L. Locklear LP ... . 7 

Norman (3) W. Joseph Wilburn 2 

Parkton George Harvey LP ... . 2 

Pembroke: First E. Ray Brooks 2 

Pembroke Circuit [3] Leroy Worth, Sr LP ... . 5 

Pleasant Grove Terry Hunt SP . . . . 3 

Prospect Bill James Locklear 7 

Deacon/FD Harold D. Jacobs 

RED SPRINGS: 

Rhyne Memorial James. E. Malloy, Jr 4 

Trinity Jo-Ann M. Oulton 4 

Roberdell Ann Giles Benson 1 

ROCKINGHAM: 

East Dena McFarland White 5 

First Tom M. Faggart 6 

Glenwood Harold H. Harbin, Jr AM ... 2 

Pee Dee Janet K. BufTaloe 1 

Philadelphia Peter G. Singletary, Jr PM ... 3 

SL Paul Russell P. Rncham IS .... 1 

Trinity-Zion [2] James D. Pearson PM ... 3 

West David V. Spaulding 3 

ROWLAND: 

New Hope David O. Malloy 15 

Rowland Eugene Goldfinch, Jr 1 

St. John-Gibson [2] Chong Ho Yang PM ... 2 

SL Pauls Audrey C. Holmes 1 

Sandy Plains Kong Suk Namkung 4 

Snead's Grove James F. Thompson, Jr LP ... . 3 

Tabernacle Donald M. Dawkins LP . . . 21 

West Robeson Marshall Locklear LP ... . 3 

ROCKY MOCJNT DISTRICT - 44 Charges - 74 Churches 

THOMAS E. LOFTIS, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 4 
3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

Bailey (2) R. Branson Sheets III 8 

Bethlehem-York [2] Douglas W. Billups LP 3 

Black Creek-Lucama 12] ZeUa Spaiks Caipenter 1 

Calvary [3] Luis F. Reinoso 5 

Conetoe John E. Williams 14 

Conway John D. Butson 1 

Edgecombe Parish [2] Graham Royall AM ... 4 

Elm City Paul R. Dunham 5 

Enfield-Eden-Whitakers 13] J. Rodney Lane, Jr AM ... 3 

Evansdale William V. Taylor 2 

Gaston [3] Robert W. Simpson PM ... 4 

Gold Valley Gregoiy L McGaivey PM ... 1 

Halifax 13] Leonard J. Rex 4 

Hart-Speight [2] A. J. Eure RM ... 3 

Hawkins-Tabor [2] W. Christopher Aydlett 5 

Hollister Austin Anderson IS .... 5 

Homes-Sims [2] Gregoiy L McGan^ey PM ... 1 

Littleton Chaiies D. Myers 1 



1 73 Conference Appointments 

Milwaukee [3] John M. Bowman AM ... 3 

Mt. Pleasant-Middlesex [2] K. Bryan Sexton, Jr 5 

Mt. Zion W. Joseph Stailings OF ... 2 

Nashville C. Arthur Wall 3 

Northampton [3] Leon D. Fowler 2 

Red Oak Holt A. Clarke SP . . . . 3 

Rich Square-Woodland [2] Charles H. Plowman PM ... 2 

Roanoke [2] Thomas E. Joyce PM ... 1 

ROANOKE RAPIDS: 

First Samuel W. Dixon, Jr 2 

Rosemary Jerry J. Juren 3 

ROCKY MOUNT: 

Englewood John E. Harwood, Jr 4 

Deacon/FD Elaine A. Lilliston 

First Caswell E. Shaw, Jr 4 

. . Associate Luise K. Weinrich 3 

St. Paul John M. Check 2 

Sandy Cross James L. Reavis, Jr 14 

Scotland Neck Sally S. Plowman 3 

Seaboard (4) Hunter H. Preston 6 

. . Associate Dan Bowman RM ... 3 

Snnith Todd S. Knjeger 1 

South Rosemary J. Sidney Epperson 2 

Spring-Lebanon-Garysburg [3] . . Victor L. Galipi 2 

Spring Hope [2] John R. Woodard, Jr 3 

Stantonsburg Ralph M. Hill 3 

Tarboro: St. James Robert L. Wallace 2 

Trinity Parish [3] Linwood S. Jones AM ... 2 

WILSON: 

First Charies M. Smith 4 

. . Associate Roy F. Falgout, Jr 3 

West Nash Susan Pate Greenwood 2 

Winstead A. Gene Cobb, Jr 3 

SANFORD DISTRICT - 51 Charges - 81 Churches 

JACK L. HGNTER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
1511 Columbine Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Aberdeen: Page Memorial [2] ... Julian W. Scott 9 

Asbury-Bethlehem [2] Allison B. Hocutt PM ... 5 

Biscoe-Bascom [2] David J. Beck SP 1 

Bonlee [3] Richard A. Farmer SP . . . . 3 

Broadway-Morris Chapel [2] .... Douglas B. Currin 9 

Buckhom Gregg A. Presnal PM ... 6 

Bynum David C. Hutchins SP . . . . 2 

Candor Mark E. Lykins 2 

Carbonton Lacy "Buck" Frye LP ... . 3 

Carthage Lovell R. Aills 2 

Center William K. Mitchell, Jr 5 

Chatham-Cedar Grove [2] Randall S. McQueen SP . . . . 2 

Chatham: Mt. Zion R. Gary Phillips LP ... . 3 

Chatham-Lee Hispanic Minis. [2] . Hector Millan OF ... 3 

Cool Springs Mary Ellen Bender LP ... . 2 

Cumnock-Hickory Mountain [2] . . James G. Mentzer LP ... . 4 

Doub's Chapel Clarence Garner RM ... 2 

Ether Jerry Dean Martin SP . . . . 2 

Fair Promise-High Falls [2] Robert Retcher SP 1 

Goldston Susan Harsh-Cafferty 7 

Jones Chapel Jack M. Hunter RM ... 3 

Lemon Springs Elizabeth H. Hood 1 

Little River-Melton's Grove [2] ... J. C. Chaffin RM ... 2 

Love Joy-Macedonia [2] Jack W. Page 1 

Merritts-Ebenezer [2] Richard M. Tysinger 6 



Conference Appointments 1 74 

Moncure Everett Eason RM ... 2 

Mt. Gilead: First [2] James H. Harris, Jr 3 

Mt. Pleasant B. Fallon Melviri, Jr FITD . . 7 

Pinebluff (3] William J. Witt, Jr 6 

Pinehurst Steven W. McElroy 3 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove [2] . . Duane R. Partin PM ... 2 

Pittsboro: First Benjamin R. Melvin 9 

Pittsboro Circuit [2] Ray T. Gooch 16 

Pleasant Hill-Mt. Carmel [2] Joseph W. Casteel AM ... 4 

Poplar Springs-Memphis [2] .... Thomas A. Simpson SP . . . . 2 

Robbins: Tabernacle Earl G. Dulaney 3 

Sandhills [3] Donald Burns LP ... . 5 

SANFORD: 

Jonesboro Terry A. Bryant 4 

St. Luke Paul L. Leeland 4 

. . Assodate Judith B. Diye 1 

Sanford Circuit [3] Johnnie L. Wright PM ... 1 

Sardis-Parsons Grove [2] Gary Kemp SP . . . . 4 

Siler City: First Thomas L. Sweeley 4 

Silk Hope [2] Robert B. Way, Jr SP 4 

Smyrna Jimmy Ray Tatum 8 

Southern Pines J. Edward Morrison 4 

. . Deacon/FD Patricia J. Lykins 

Star Jerry W. Cribb 5 

Troy: Trinity Charles M. Cook 4 

Troy Circuit [4] C. Glenn Hancock AM ... 8 

Vass-Cameron [2] Peggy O. Witt 1 

West End Ronald E. Dietrich 2 

Zion TBS 

WILMIMGTON DISTRICT - 52 Charges - 69 Churches 

RUTH E. HARPER, DISTRICT SGPERIMTENDENT - 6 
2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, MC 28403 

Bethel-Lebanon [2] Barry P. Daim 5 

Bladen [31 Timothy L Reaves IS 1 

Bolton-Shiloh [2] Jasper Howard Walters LP 1 

Brunswick Circuit [2] Russell R. Knowles RAM . . 6 

Burgaw [2] Bobby E. Smith 5 

Associate Karen C. Howell LP ... . 2 

Carolina Beach: SL Paul J. Alexander Maultsby IH 1 

Carver's Creek James R. Hines FL . . . . 2 

Chadbourn-Evergreen [2] Warren Heitzenrater PM ... 4 

Clarkton [21 Ronnie Lee Rivenbaik LP ... . 1 

Dublin (2) Larry D. Crane 5 

Elizabethtown: Trinity Robert E. Bergland 7 

Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo (21 Judy E. Westman PM ... 1 

Gariand [3] Benjamin E. Horton LP ... . 4 

Hallsboro G. Jerome Smith 2 

Hampstead James D. Bell 2 

Harrells: Centenary Jeanne L. Ray LP ... . 5 

Herrings Chapel Hugo Lopez ROE . . 2 

Hope Kendall J. Guthrie 2 

Jordan's Chapel Lenier E. Furr LP ... . 6 

Kelly: Trinity Dean H. Morton LP ... . 7 

Lake Waccamaw J. Talton Madison, Jr 7 

Maco: Shiloh William H. Pearsall, Sr LP 3 

Mishop Springs Richard C. Baldwin LP ... . 4 

Ocean View Frederick E. Roberts 7 

Old Dock [3] Carroll L. Fitzgerald LP 3 

Peace Beveriy A. Fitzgerald LP 1 

Pleasant Grove Willie F. Allen LP ... . 6 

Riegelwood: Wesley Faye B. Rouse FL . . . . 3 



1 75 Conference Appointments 

Rocky Point John K. Ormond, Jr 5 

Scotts Hill: Wesleyan Chapel . . . Curtis W. Campbell 2 

Associate Anthony A. Adanns Pl_/D . . 8 

Seaside (Brunswick) Jerry Lowry 5 

Shallotte: Camp George D. Speake 8 

Shallotte Circuit [3] Roger A. Armistead 3 

Sharon: Holden Beach Lynn T. Wall 3 

Southport: Trinity William T. Cottingham 2 

Tabor City: St. Paul Robert H. Ray 2 

Wesley's Chapel David C. Wade 5 

Westview Emmett J. Highsmith LP ... . 5 

Whiteville Berry O. Barbour 3 

WILMINGTON: 

Epworth Margaret B. Hockett LP ... . 7 

Fifth Avenue Michael H. Elliott 4 

Grace Jerry S. Dodson 5 

Harbor D. Ray Warren 1 

Oleander-Devon Park [2] ... Willie H. Frizzelle PL ... . 4 

Pine Valley Ecwood C. Lancaster 11 

. . Associate Marty E. Duffell PM ... 2 

St. John-Smith Chapel Herbert Zigbuo OE ... 2 

Sunset Park Robert J. Bauman 4 

Trinity James L. Summey 3 

Diaconal Minister . Patricia H. Archer 

Wesley Memorial Samuel D. McMillan, Jr 2 

. . Associate Charles J. Hause RL . . . 10 

. . Associate Gary H. Brown ROE . . 2 

Wtightsboro William A. Haddock, Jr 1 

Wrightsville Timothy J. Russell 2 

Zion James C. Reed, Jr 2 

EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

( ) Indicates District to Which Related 
Elder in Full Connection Gnless Otherwise Indicated 
(Par. 335.1a, 322.1b) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE CONNECnONAL 
STRaCTGRE OF UNITED MElTiODISM: 

(DG) Brown, Wesley F. - Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs, Divinity 

School, Duke University; Durham: Parkwood CC 
(RA) Byrd, Douglas L. - Executive Director, United Methodist Foundation, Inc.; 

Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DCi) Campbell, Dennis M. -Faculty,Divinity School, Duke Gniversity;Durham:TrinityCC 
(FA) Chandler, George P. - Professor, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; Fayetteville: 

Hay Street CC 
(FA) Christian, Robert S. - Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(RA) Compton, Stephen C. - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
(DG) Cox, Richard Lewis - Dean for Residential Life, Duke University; DG:Epworth CC 
(RO) Cummings, Jimmy F. [AM] - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Lumberton: Mt. Olive CC 
(RM) Davis, H. Charles - Missionary to Armenia; Tarboro: St. James CC 
(GR) Earnhardt, Daniel T. - Campus Minister, East Carolina Gniversity; Chocowinity CC 
(NB) Farmer, John A. - Manager/Director, Camp Don Lee; Alliance-Arapahoe CC 
(DG) Felton, Gayle Carlton - Senior Consultant, Divinity School, Duke Gniversity; 

Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RM) Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. - Director of Chaplaincy Services, Durham Methodist 

Retirement Community; Rocky Mount: First CC 
(FA) Hale,Michael L.- Family Life Specialist.Methodist Home for Children;Hope MillsCC 
(DG) Hayes, Carol D. [FD] - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Durham: Epworth CC 
(FA) Hendricks, M. Elton - President, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(GO) Hinnant, H. Mallie - General Evangelist, Goldsboro; Princeton CC 
(DG) Jenkins, David O. - Campus Minister, Wesley Fellowship, Duke Gniversity; 



Conference Appointments 1 76 

Durham: Glendale Heights CC 
(RA) Joyner, F. Belton, Jr. - Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Director of 

Ministerial Relations; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DG) Lawrence, William B. - Associate Director, J.M. Ormond Center, Divinity School, 

Duke University; Durham: Trinity CC 
(DG) Loyd, Roger L. - Librarian and Professor of Theological Bibliography, Duke 

University Divinity School; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
(RO) Mangum, Robert L. - Director, Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Native 

American Ministries; Prospect CC 
(RA) Mann, W. Joseph - Director, Rural Church Division, The Duke Endowment; 

Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(BG) Morton, Mary Jane Pierce [FD] - Director of Family Ministries, General Board of 

Discipleship; [Related to Nashville: West Nashville (TN Conf.)]; Chapel Hill: 

Gniversity CC 
(RM) Oldham, Kirk B. - Chaplain, North Carolina Wesleyan College; Rocky Mount: 

Englewood CC 
(FA) Parrish, Carrie W. - Chaplain, Methodist College; Stedman: Cokesbury CC 
(RA) Peterson, F. Gerald - Director, Family Preservation Services, Methodist Home for 

Children; Cary: Genesis CC 
(DG) Ponder, Reginald W. - President and CEO, Methodist Retirement Homes, inc.; 

Durham: Epworth CC 
(DG) Rawlings, James A., Jr. - Associate Director, Pastoral Services, Duke Medical 

Center; Durham: Epworth CC 
(DG) Richey, Russell E. - Professor of Church History, Divinity School, Duke Gniversity; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(FA) Safley, Michael W. - President, Methodist Home for Children; Fayetteville: Hay 

Street CC 
(BG) Sasser, Louis Alan [PM] - Minister to College/Dean of Chapel, Greensboro 

College; Bellemont CC 
(RA) Sharpe, William G. IV - Campus Minister and Director of Raleigh Wesley 

Foundation; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
(RA) Smith, A. Clay - Executive Director, Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC; 

Franklinton CC 
(RA) Stafford, Sidney E. - Chaplain and Professor, Louisburg College; Louisburg CC 
(RA) Stanley, Bruce E. - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: 

Edenton Street CC 
(DG) Steinmetz, David C. - Professor of History of Christianity, Divinity School, Duke 

Gniversity; Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RA) Ward, Hope Morgan - Executive Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Raleigh: Soapstone CC 
(RA) Warren, James I., Jr. - Director, Intentional Growth Center, Lake Junaluska 

Assembly; Raleigh: St. James CC 
(FA) Weaver, Walter P. - Professor, Florida Southern College;Fayetteville:Hay Street CC 

(Par. 335.1b) CLERGY APPODSTMErfTS TO EXTEMSION MINISTRIES UNDER 
ENDORSEMENT: 

(FA) Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. - Pastoral Counselor, Fayetteville Family Life Center; 

Fayetteville: Camp Ground CC 
(DG) Best, Nancy R. - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital; Trinity CC 
(EC) Cherry, Corbin L. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Hertford CC 
(SA) Cottingham, John G. - Chaplain, GS Army; Goldston CC 
(GR) Cyr, Ronald D. - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Center, Kinston; Kinston: Queen 

Street CC 
(EC) Dickens, Jan J. - Chaplain, GS Air Force; Murfreesboro CC 
(NB) Dickens, J. Van - Chaplain, GS Navy; Sneads Ferry: First CC 
(DG) Forringer, Julie B. - Psychotherapist/Clinical Director, Family Counseling Service; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(NB) Franklin, K. Mike - Chaplain, GS Navy; Swansboro CC 
(RO) Gales. Alvester I. - Chaplain, GS Army; Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter CC 
(DG) Grissom, David R. - Superintendent, Oxford Orphanage; Oxford CC 
(BG) Gum, Donald F. - Director of Pastoral Care, Alamance Health Services, Inc.; 

Phillips Chapel CC 



1 77 Conference Appointments 

(RO) Herring, Charies M. - Chaplain, GS Army; Lumberton Ct. CC 

(EC) Hillman, Randy A. - Associate Director of Chaplain Services, Forsyth Memorial 

Hospital, Winston-Salem; Ocracoke CC 
(FA) Jackson, Richard C. - Chaplain, GS Army; Fayetteville: John Wesley CC 
(MB) Lewis, Jerry Dean - Chaplain, GS Air Force; Morehead City: Franklin Memorial CC 
(RA) Merchant, Michele R. - Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. John's 

Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, CA; Raleigh: Soapstone CC 
(RO) Murphy, Miles, Jr. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center;Red Springs:Rhyne Memorial CC 
(RM) Shannonhouse, Richard D. - Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services, Methodist 

Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL; Rich Square-Woodland CC 
(RO) Smith, Adolph C. - Chaplain, GS Navy; St. Pauls CC 
(FA) Smith, Neil E. - Clinical Chaplain, McCain Correctional Hospital, McCain, NC; 

Cumberiand CC 
(DG) Stanfield, Edwin Douglas - Chaplain, GS Navy; Durham: Epworth CC 
(RA) Thompson, Leo C. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Mental Health Associates; 

Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
(RA) Waggoner, James M. - Chief of Chaplaincy Services, NC Division of Youth 

Services; Raleigh: St. Mark's CC 
(RA) Wilson, A. J. Ill - Pastoral Counseling Program Director, Memorial Hospital, 

Chattanooga, TN; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

(Par. 335. Id) CLERGY APPdNTMETfrS TO OTHER TRUE EXTEMSIONS OF THE 
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH: 

(SA) Brown, Philip S. - Executive Director, Penick Memorial Home; Southern Pines CC 
(BG) Byers, Leonard C. 11 - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland Memorial 

Hospital, Shelby; St. Luke's CC 
(DG) Chandler, Daniel Ross - Visiting Scholar, Nori:hwestern Gniversity, Evanston, IL; 

Durham: Asbury CC 
(SA) Danek, Thomas A. - Administrator, Juvenile Services Division, NC Administrative 

Office of the Courts; Pittsboro: First CC 
(RA) Daniel, David E. - President, Midland College, Midland, TX; [Related to Midland: 

St. Luke (Texas Conference)]; Louisburg CC 
(BG) Gonia, Rachel - Program Coordinator, Society of St. Andrew; Gniversity CC 
(BG) Hicks, Phyllis Kay - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of Durham- 
Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(RM) Hudson, Pamela Jo - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc., Pinehurst; Roanoke 

Rapids: Rosemary CC 
(GR) Johnson, C. Reginald - Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological 

Seminary, Wilmore, KY; Greenville: Jan/is Memorial CC 
(Wl) Kasper, John Mark - Counselor, Hemenway Counseling Services, Wilmington; 

Ocean View CC 
(DG) Marsicano, Leslie M. - Assistant Dean of Students, Davidson College; Durham: 

Epworth CC 
(RA) McQuade, J. Stanley - Methodist Chaplain, Campbell Gniversity; Raleigh: St. 

James CC 
(DG) Morgan, Deborah Ann - Counselor, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program; and 

Counselor at Marriage and Family Counseling and Consultation Center (Durham); 

Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RA) Nagel, Donald C. - Medical Director, Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Black 

Mountain; Cary: First CC 
(Wl) Ormond, John K., Jr. - Counselor, Parkside Clinic, Wilmington; Rocky Point CC 
(BG) Pace, James H. - Professor, Elon College; Elon College: First CC 
(NB) Porter, Ernest R. - Executive Director, Church Funding Associates, Inc.; New 

Bern: Centenary CC 
(DG) Potter, Benjamin F., Jr. - Chief Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Gaston 

Memorial Hospital; Durham: Aldersgate CC 
(RA) Price, Barbara K. H. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.; 

Cary: First CC 
(RA) Purcell, Joan M. - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Network, 

Raleigh; Cary: First CC 
(FA) Scanlan, Caria J. - Director, Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy, 

Englewood, CO; Fayetteville: Haymount CC 



Conference Appointments 1 78 

(WI) Stokes, John L. Ill - Professor of English, GMC-Wilmington; Wilmington: Wesley 

Mennorial CC 
(GR) Tmm, Mary Smith - British Methodist Church, Parish Minister, Ryton & Prudhoe 

Circuit, Northern England; Washington: First CC 
(DG) Webb-Bowden, Julia - N.C. Director, Society of Saint Andrew; Durham: Pleasant 

Green CC 
(RO) Willingham, Malcolm C. - Vice-President of Clinical Services, Carolina Behavioral; 

Rockingham: First CC 

(Par. 310.b, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIAGONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED THROUGH 
C1MC-RELA11ED AGENCIES 

(BG) Biddle, Margaret Ann - Child Care Consultant, MHC; Burlington: Front Street CC 
(RA) Nicholson, Sue Ellen - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 
Raleigh: Millbrook CC 

(Par. 310.C, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIAGONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED THROUGH 
OTHER MINISTRIES 

(RA) Kunka, Alice Kirkman - Program Coordinator, CLAY 

(Par. 313.1, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIAGONAL MINISTERS ON LEAVE: 

(Wl) Arledge, Alice B. - Leave of /AjDsence 

(RA) Lile, Rebecca Kay - Personal Leave; Fuquay-Varina CC 

(SA) Sluder, David - Personal Leave 

(Par. 337.1) CLERGY APPOINTED IN ANOTHER ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 

(FA) Hanse, Richard Lawton - West Hartford GMC, West Hartford, CT, Pastor; New 

York Conference 
(RA) Hatch, Mary Martha - Buncombe Street GMC, Associate Pastor of College & 

Youth Ministries; South Carolina Conference 
(RA) Johnson, Paul Jones 111 - Snellville GMC, Associate Pastor; North Georgia 

Conference 
(RO) Todd, Troy Kevin [PM]- Nathan's Creek GMC, Pastor; Western North Carolina 

Conference 

(Par. 349) CLERGY SABBATICAL LEAVE: 

(SA) Womack, LaVerne B. - Carthage CC 

(Par. 351) CLERGY LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

(BG) Blackburn, Harold Dean [PM] - Buriington: St. Paul's 

(NB) Brown, Vernon W. - Swansboro CC 

(NB) Clark-Dickens, Kathy Allene - Snead's Ferry: First CC 

(GR) Cuthrell, Billy B. [AM] - Ayden CC 

(RA) Jarrett, Eddie Jo - Raleigh: St. Mark CC 

(DG) Metcalf, Ellen H. - Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

(NB) Parker, Richard H. - Snead's Ferry: First CC 

(RA) Poole, Bettye [PM] - Raleigh: Wilson Temple CC 

(EC) Singley, Kenneth C. - Currituck CC 

(DG) Strock, Stephen F. S. - Durham: Tabernacle CC 

(RA) Thompson, E. Geiselle I. - Raleigh: Trinity CC 

(Par. 352) CLERGY FAMILY LEAVE: 

(WI) Edwards, Camille Yorkey - Wilmington: Harbor CC 
(RA) Helms, Suzanna Ross - Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
(RM) Parker, Joyce-Lenore - Mount Zion CC 

(Par. 354.1) CLERGY DISABILITY LEAVE: 

(RA) Barber, W. Edward - Raleigh: Wesley Memorial CC 

(SA) Blanchard, George F. - West End CC 

(BG) Byrd, Nathan H. - Buriington: Davis Street CC 

(DG) Clarke, W. Thomas - Wanchese: Bethany CC 

(NB) Craig, Robert B. [FTLP] - Belgrade-Tabernacle CC 

(RO) Davis, Donnie Gray [AM] - Rockingham: East CC 



1 79 Conference Appointments 

(MB) Helms, Julian Brice, Jr. - Jacksonville: Northwoods CC 

(GO) Hicks, James Wesley, Jr. [AM] - Pikeville-Mt. Carmel CC 

(RM) Lewis, Richard F., Sr. [AM] - South Rosemary CC 

(BG) Moore, Donna Susan - Elon College: First CC 

(Wl) Smith, George C. - Bethel-Lebanon CC 

(GO) Tart, Michael L. [FTLP] - Eureka CC 

(Par. 416.6) CLERGY APPOffiTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL: 

A. Probationary Members: 

(Wl) Harrison, Shana Deanetia - Duke Divinity School; Wesleyan Chapel CC 
(RO) Jeffries, Jonathan - Duke Divinity School; Red Springs: Trinity CC 
(GO) Nelms, Benjamin E. - Nash General Hospital; Faison CC 
(FA) Rocheleau, Michael Edward - Asbury Theological Seminary; Fayetteville: 
Haymount CC 

B. Members in Full Connection: 

(RO) Aaron, Charles L., Jr., Graduate School, Duke University; Lumberton Circuit CC 
(DG) Fogleman, Leland Jan - Graduate School, California School of Psychology, 
California; Durham: Trinity CC 

(Par. 313.2, 1992 Book of Discipline) RETIRED DIAGONAL MINISTERS: 

Bernice Ballance, Laura S. Davenport, R. H. Garrison, Jr., Irene F. Gattis, Tacoma F. 
O'Connor, Alma W. Offutt, Wanda Gail Walker, Leslie C. Womack 

(Par. 355) RETIRED CLERGY: 

BG Gayle T. Alexander, J. C. Alexander, Jr., Chester J. Andrews, James A. Auman, 
Rene' O. Bideaux, W. R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, Robert K. Eldredge, H. H. 
Hodgin, Joe D. Lister, L. R. Mason, Jr., G. Robert McKenzie, Jr., Robert C. 
Mooney, Jr., Robert W. Morgan, Robert E. Lee Moser, George W. Ports, Jr., R. 
Dennis Ricks, Jr., Robert B. Storrs, Jr., Tommy Tyson, Christian White, William 
L. Wolfe 

DG P. Wesley Aitken, Franklin L Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Jr., Walton N. Bass, 
Richard R. Blankenhorn, John R. Blue, Billy M. Garden, Helen G. Crotwell, N. A. 
Desrosiers, Albert F. Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, Henry M. Hunnings [AM], Geraldine 
D. Ingram, O. Kelly Ingram, Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. Jones, Johnie L. 
Joyce, Kimsey A. King, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, Charles H. Lancaster, Brooks B. 
Little, Eric O. Murray, Robert T. Osborn, Charles E. Owens, H. Worth Pearce, 
John E. Reed, Cecil W. Robbins, Charles K. Robinson, C. A. Simonton, Charles 
M. Treihart [RLP], A. M. Williams, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., Eldon Woodcock 

EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C. B. 
Hutcherson, Charles H. Hutchinson, Doris J. Johnson [RLP], John T. Ledford 
[RLP], Edgar E. Whitley, William E. Worley 

FA John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell, Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, H. M. Chrismon, Allen C. 
Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., Johnnie S. Huggins [AM], Julius Jernigan, H. Garland 
Knott, James R. Lancaster, Jr., Maurice L. Lancaster [AM], Samuel S. Lee, 
Lawrence E. Lugar, John M. Mackey, James E. McLendon, John G. Olive [AM], 
T. Arnold Pope, Robert M. Poulk, William R. Rudd, Charles E. Sparks, Clarence 
L. Warren, Samuel J. Womack 

GO John C. Andrews, Robert L. Bame, Everette E. Bryan [AM], A. D. Byrd, Jr., 
Charles F. Eakin, Daniel M. Forbes, Jr. [AM], Charies M. Hackett, Otto Hardt, H. 
L. Harrell, C. E. Hix, Jr., Jean L. Hood, Grady L. Kinley, F. D. Lamneck, Don 
Paul Lee, John D. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, James M. Short, 
Nevin D. Snyder, Aaron G. Tyson, S. L. Wood, P. C. Yelverton 

GR M. Randall Baker, F. W. Fortescue, W. M. Fulford [AM], Murrell K. Glover, R. 
Vance Hardison, Jr. [RLP], Robert G. Harris, Jr., A. P. Hill, Jr., John W. Hobbs, 
Richard Leonhard [RLP], James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. 
O'Briant, J. B. Parvin, Ray Sparrow, M. O. Stephenson, Wayne E. Thomas, E. M. 
Thompson, Jr., Roy L. Turnage [RLP], James H. Warren, Gladys R. Williford, 
Claude T. Wilson 

NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedswori;h, Paul C. Browning, Charies V. Bryant, 
Roy O. Burgess, Clingman C. Capps, James H. Coile, Irving E. Cook, W. C. 
Feltman, Virgil L. Free [AM], Rudolph Hodge, Herbert F. Home [RLP], Horace 
L. McLaurin, Samuel S. Moore, Robert L. Nicks, Joseph C. Parker, Harold T. 



Conference Appointments 1 80 

Pickett, Willliam W. Sherman, Jr., Robert S. Shields, Jesse C. Staton, St., Wilbur 
C. Teachey, James A. Tingle, Pearl G. West 
RA Robert L. Baldridge, Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick» Samuel H. Brown, Eric 
Carson, John M. Cline, Thomas A. Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. Crutchfield, B. 
L. Davidson, Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Clyde H. Dunn, Edward C. Elliott, F. Owen 
Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. W. Garrison, J. Conrad Glass, R. Keith Glover, 
Riley T. Hamilton [RLPJ, Dwight C. Jarvis, Norwood L. Jones, R. Norman Knight, 
Henry B. Lewis, J. C. Loy, Tracy Maness, W. N. McDonald, Robert F. McKee, H. 
M. McLamb, George C. Megill, C. M. Mitchell, J. P. Moorman, Argel H. Payne, W. 

B. Petteway, L. P. Plyler, Edward Privette, F. R. Randolph, J. Eari Richardson, J. 
P. Rickards, Robin J. Scroggs, K. B. Sexton, Rufus Stark, Neil H. Thompson, C. 
Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon C. Tyson, H. Robert Warren, John H. White, James A. 
Williams, Ari;hur W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge, Jr. 

RO John D. Aycock, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, Willie J. Evans, Robert S. 
Gibson, Robert H. Hargrove [RLP], T. H. House, Harold F. Leatherman, Robert 
A. MacLean, Leonard E. Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, Robert F. 
Moore, Evander Parnell [AM], Lee A. Phillips, Robert J. Rudd, J. H. Shiver, James 
A. Starnes, James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. 
Wells, Jr., Luther V. Wesley [AM], Kermit R. Wheeler, Herman S. Winberry 

RM Lester C. Bissette, L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, G. 
Lloyd Edge, Aydlett J. Eure, Jr., Paul W. Evans [AM], C. W. Goldston, John T. 
Greene, Don Lee Harris, Lester P. Jackson, R. Harry Jordan, Carieton P. McKita, 
Dan E. Meadows, Charies H. Mercer, Ben F. Musser, Brooks Patten, John T. 
Smith, H. Langill Watson, H. M. Wilkinson 

SA Morris L. Barber, Kenneth E. Beane, Bobby C. Black, William H. Brady, James 

C. P. Brown, Robert F. Bundy, Angus M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John R. 
Crew, Jr., W. A. Crow, Jefferson W. Davis [RLPl, W. Everette Eason, Clarence 
Garner, C. Franklin Grill, James W. Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, Jack Manley 
Hunter, William P. Lowdermilk, Travis W. Owen, R. Bruce Pate, J. E. 
Sponenberg, Mary L. Von Canon, Ben H. Wilson 111 

WI Clyde S. Boggs, H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Reming, Jr., Charies J. Hause [RLP], 

F. D. Hedden, Russell R. Knowles [AM], W. Douglas Lamb [AM], Gerald R. 
Massey [AM], Rayford H. Methvin, Peleg D. Midgett 111, Luther M. Peele, Jr., John 
S. Pearsall, Robert E. Rattz [AM], Roger E. Thompson, Tracie Varnum [RLP] 



-'^■' Legislation 

LEGISLATION 

CLERGY MOVING EXPENSE, COMMITTEE ON 

Effective Date - January 1, 1998 

The 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 
approved disability leave or return into active service from approved disability 

D. Widows or widowers of ministers in section I.A. upon moving from place of 
appointment to new residence. 

E. Pastors moving into an appointment in the NC Conference to assume full-time 
or student appointments under section I.A. 

F. Interim Supply pastors 

G. Pastors being appointed to leave of absence are entitled to moving expense 
for one leave of absence. 

H. Persons who are called to active military duty will be entitled to moving ex- 
pense 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 
II. Payment of Claims 

A. Payment will be granted to all who are eligible to make claims as follows- 

1. Active clergy in section I.A., I.B., I.F. ,I.G. and l.H. (except retiring clergy 
T-,iTi^r{ ^'do'^ers, and clergy couples) will receive a base payment of 
$125.00 as well as reimbursement of costs up to $1,200.00 with submis- 
sion of paid receipts for actual moving expense. 

2. Retiring clergy, widows, or widowers will receive a base payment of 
$125.00 as well as reimbursement of costs up to $1,900.00 with submis- 
sion of paid receipts for actual moving expenses. The retirement amount 
may be granted upon request when taking disability leave in lieu of 
receiving the retirement benefit at retirement. 

3. Clergy couples will receive a base payment of $250.00 as well as reim- 
bursement of costs up to $1,300.00 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 Allowance: An allowance of $1 .00 per mile will be granted to all who are 
eligible to make claim. The mileage will be computed from appointment to 
appointment, or from the appointment to the Conference boundary or the 
appointment to the residence/Conference boundary (in case of retirement) 
whichever is less, fn the case of a clergy couple, each is eligible to receive 
> 1.00 per mile as defined above. 

C. The Conference treasurer will make payment to eligible clergy as soon as the 
district superintendents have received the completed document "So You're 
Moving' checklist properly signed along with all appropriate receipts to 
substantiate expenses. This will fulfill the 1996 Discipline, 1262 2f(5) which 
states The chairperson of the Committee on Pastor-Parish Relations the 
chairperson of the Board of Trustees, and pastor shall make an annual review 
of the church owned parsonage(s) to assure proper maintenance." Moving 
expense funds will be withheld 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 tilled, the remaining balance of the moving expense due said pastor shall 



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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 superinten- 
dent 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 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. 

E. No additional claim can be made against a local church, district, or the 
Conference for payment of moving expenses. 

F. The base payment of $125.00 is intended to cover incidental moving expenses. 
Therefore, the cost of boarding and moving domestic animals, the moving of 
recreational vehicles, boats, mobile homes, etc., are not eligible for reimburse- 
ment. 

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. 

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. 

B. The Review Committee will consider and have final authority over any question- 
able or disallowed claim or special claim beyond allowances set in the approved 
plan. 

Mary Plummer, Chairperson 

CHARTER OF 
NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 

PURPOSE: In The North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church an 
Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall be organized which will be referred to 
hereafter as The Council. PURPOSE - The purpose of the structure, staff, and programs of 
the North Carolina Annual Conference shall be to help prepare and empower local 
congregations to be strategic centers for ministry and mission. The Council shall: (a) receive 
program recommendations from local churches, district agencies. Annual Conference 
agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; (b) develop these 
recommendations into a coordinated program to be recommended to the Annual 
Conference program, and (c) provide implementation for and administration of the 
coordinated program as adopted by the Conference. 

MEMBERSHIP - the membership of The Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall 
consist of the presiding bishop, the district superintendents; representatives of Conference 
agencies as determined by the Conference; the Conference Secretary; two representatives 
of the Conference youth organization; two representatives (one to be president) of the 
United Methodist Women; the Conference Lay Leader; two representatives of the 
Conference United Methodist Men, one of whom shall be the president; two young adults; 
one lay person from each district, members of General Council on Ministries. Up to five (5) 
members at large, if necessary to make the membership of the council representative of the 
various constituencies of the Annual Conference. 

The following agencies shall be represented in the Conference Council by the 
chairperson. 

Commission on Archives and History 

Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Commission on Church and Society 

Commission on Communications 

Commission on Congregational Development 

Commission on Education 

Commission on Evangelism 

Commission on Health and Human Services 

Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

Commission on Laity 

Commission on Missions and Outreach 

Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries 



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Commission on Religion and Race 

Commission on Status and Role of Women 

Commission on Stewardship 

Commission on Worship 

Committee on Budget 

Committee on Conference Staff Relations 

Committee on Disaster Preparedness 

Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns 

Committee on Native American Ministry 

Committee on Prison Ministry and Prison Reform 

Council on Youth A\inistries 
OTHER MEMBERS - The following shall be members of the Council without vote: Salaried 
and volunteer Annual Conference Staff, Conference Treasurer - Business Administrator, 
President of the Council on Finance and Administration, Director of Rural Church Affairs of 
the Duke Endowment, Executive Director of United Methodist Founda-tion, Administrative 
Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Relations. 

(Persons serving on General Agencies would serve as ex-officio members on the 
appropriate Commission or Committee.) 

OFFICERS - The officers of the Council shall be a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and 
a Secretary. They shall be e lecte d by The Council. 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE shall be composed of the following: Chairperson of the 
Council on Ministries, Vice-chairperson of the Council on Ministries, Secretary of the Council 
on Ministries, Bishop, Director of The Council, one Superintendent, Member (s) of General 
Council on Ministries, Lay Leader, President of United Methodist Women, President of 
United Methodist Men, President of Conference United Methodist Youth Fellowship, the 
Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, and two At-Large Members to be appointed by 
the Bishop. Approximately one-half of the members of the Executive Committee shall be 
lay persons. 

The Executive Committee shall be amenable to The Council and shall exercise 
administrative, counseling, and research and planning functions for The Council. The 
Chairperson of the Executive Committee may appoint any of The Council Staff Members 
to serve in a counseling relationship with any Agency responsible to The Council. 
COMMITTEES - The Council shall institute the following committees: Committee on 
Budget, and Council on Youth Ministry. It may institute other committees as may be 
deemed essential for the effective discharge of its responsibilities. 

DIRECTOR - The Council shall elect, upon nomination by the Committee on Conference 
Staff Relations, in consultation with the Cabinet, an executive officer to be known as the 
Conference Council Executive Director. The Director shall be in consultative relationship to 
the Cabinet on matters relating to correlation, implementation, and administration of the 
Conference Program and other matters as the Cabinet may determine. 
STAFF - All Annual Conference Program Staff shall be amenable to the Council, and shall 
be known as the Conference Council Staff. The Staff shall be under the supervision of the 
Council Director. Ordained ministers on the staff are subject to being appointed by the 
presiding Bishop. 

The council shall be authorized to recruit adequate and qualified personnel to 
implement the work of The Council on Ministries. 

RELATIONSHIPS - The Council shall have the following relationships, including the 
amenabilities indicated. 

1 . All Annual Conference program commissions and committees shall cooperate with 
and be amenable between sessions of the Annual Conference to the Council on 
Ministries of the Annual Conference in matters relating to the development, 
implementation, and administration of the program. 

2. All Annual Conference agencies shall submit the elements of program which are to be 
promoted in, supported by, or implemented by the local churches of the Conference 
to the Council for consideration, coordinating, and calendaring prior to presentation 
to the local churches. The Council may request District or Annual Conference 
agencies to implement a program for the entire conference. 

3. The Council staff shall be responsible, in cooperation with the District Superintendents, 
for the implementation of the Conference program. 

4. The Council may develop and carry out a program of Conference Advance Special 
Giving. 

5. For the purpose of having the most effective leadership at strategic administrative 
levels, each district shall have a District Council on Ministries composed of the 
following: the District Superintendent, District Lay Leader, District President of United 



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Methodist Women, District President of United Methodist Youth, District President of 
United Methodist Men, Coordinators (for Adult and Family Life, Young Adults, Youth, 
and Children's Ministries), and the district directors of the Annual Conference 
Commissions and Committees, the district representative on the Conference Council 
on Ministries, and others deemed necessary who shall be selected by the District 
Superintendent unless otherwise provided for by The Discipline. These persons shall 
be expected to work closely with the District Superintendent in providing effective 
leadership for the entire Conference and District Programs as they relate to district 
promotion and cultivation. 

6. Adequate secretarial service for staff functions shall be provided by the Council. 
However, even though a secretary is aligned to a particular office, all secretaries are 
employees of The Council, not a particular Commission or Staff Person. 

FUNCTIONS - The functions of the Annual Conference Council on Ministries are: 

1. To study the mission of the Annual Conference and the local churches of the 
Conference, and to determine program emphasis which will assist the Conference and 
the local churches to perform their mission. 

2. To describe, coordinate, and organize opportunities to serve within the mission. 

3. To receive program recommendations from the local churches, the District and 
Annual Conference agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; 
to evaluate these recommendations; and to formulate a coordinated Conference 
program to be presented to the Annual Conference for consideration. 

4. To provide for implementation and administration of the program adopted by the 
Conference. 

5. To provide program resources and assistance in program planning implementation for 
local churches. 

6. To provide staff personnel for implementing and administering the conference 
program, in conjunction with the various commissions and committees of the Annual 
Conference. 

7. To promote principles of good communication within the Conference to provide two- 
way channels of communication between Annual Conference agencies. District 
Councils on Ministries, and local churches, and to lead the Conference in making 
creative use of communications and opportunities offered by modern mass media, 
including Conference and General Church periodicals and resources and to offer 
counsel in public relations activities for the Conference. 

8. To provide communications training opportunities for leaders in the Annual 
Conferences and the local churches. 

9. To interpret the programs of the General Church and the Annual Conference to the 
local churches and to promote all General and Conference benevolent causes in 
cooperation with the standing General Commission on Communication. 

10. To give leadership in research and planning for the Conference and to cooperate with 
other research and planning agencies. 

11. To cooperate in ecumenical projects and events which have been approved by the 
Conference. 

12. To study and coordinate the budget asking of the Conference agencies as they relate 
to the Conference program and to make recommendations regarding the same to The 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

13. To interpret the Conference program to the local churches with a view toward gaining 
the financial support needed in order to implement that program. 

14. To provide for relationships with the media within the Conference, including 
newspapers, radio and television; take initiative in television programming at the 
Conference level, and give counsel to districts and local cnurches concerning 
television, utilizing the resources of the General Commission on Communication; 

f>rovide for the use of videotape within the Conference; perform public relations 
unctions for the Conference and assist in the public relations of agencies and 
institutions of the Conference. 

15. To provide guidance and training for district leaders and groups to support their 
various tasks with local churches and in their district and/or Annual Conference 
responsibilities. 

16. To inform the general program agencies of the names of those Annual Conference 
agencies that provide for program responsibilities related to the objectives and scope 
of the general program agencies. 

17. To provide for leader training at the Conference, district, and local church levels 
through the work of the various agencies, to be facilitated by the Conference staff 
person assigned to the agency and funded by a line item in its budget. 



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MEETINGS - The Council shall meet at least two times during the church year with such 
additional meeting as may be called by the Chairperson or Executive Committee. 

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held as deemed necessary by the 
Chairperson or the Council Director. 

COGNCIL COMMITTEES 
A COMMITTEE ON BUDGET of six elected members, plus the Director as an ex-officio 
member shall be organized by and be amenable to the Conference Council on Ministries. 

It shall receive budget asking from commissions, committees and other agencies for 
program implementation and after coordinating them shall make recommendations to the 
Council on Ministries concerning budget asking. The Committee shall submit the Budget 
as approved by the Council on Ministries to the Council on Finance and Administration. 
After receiving and considering staff salary recommendations from the Committee on 
Conference Staff Relations, the Budget Committee shall recommend to the Council on 
Ministries at its last meeting of the calendar year a salary schedule for the staff for the 
following calendar year. In the case of new staff persons the salary must be approved by the 
Budget Committee in consultation with the Cabinet. Gpon recommendation of the Director 
of the Council on Ministries, the Committee shall consider and set the salaries of the 
support staff. 

THE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF WILL REIATE TO THE COMMITTCE ON 
CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS. 

COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES - twelve (12) district directors of youth ministry, five 
(5) elected Conference youth officers, seven (7) at-Iarge members chosen by the five elected 
Conference youth officers, twelve (12) persons, one from each district elected at district 
caucuses at ACS, four (4) junior high youth chosen by participants at junior high events. 

Officers - A chairperson and such other officers as deemed necessary shall be elected 
from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the Council on Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings of an 
executive committee (to be selected by the Council) may be held annually. 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council meeting shall be paid by the Council on 
Ministries. Expenses of the Executive Committee are to be paid by the Council on Ministries. 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 
PROGRAM CALENDAR AND ADVANCE SPECLU.S 

Our Mission: The purpose of the annual conference is to make disciples for Jesus 
Christ by equipping its local churches for ministry and by providing a connection for 
ministry beyond the local church; all to the glory of God. 

(1996 Book of Discipline, 11601) 

(The above is the sole program recommendation directed to the local church and 
district in 1998 by the Conference Council on Ministries. This calendar lists General Church 
and Conference special days that are to be observed. The Conference programs included 
in this calendar require Annual Conference action.) 

1998 CONFERENCE PROGRAM CALENDAR 

JANUARY 
1 New Year's Day (UMB closed) 
10 Conference Council on Youth A^inistries mtg. 

18 Human Relations Day * 

19 Martin Luther King Birthday Observance {CJMB closed) 
25 Church Extension Sunday 

January Workshops: Dates to be announced 

FEBRUARY 
8 Boy Scout Sunday *** 
17 CCOM Meeting 
25 Ash Wednesday 
District Lay Rallies 

MARCH 

8 Girl Scout Sunday *** 

9 Deadline for all reports to be submitted and included in book: 
The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998 

18-22 Global Vision for Youth 

22 One Great Hour of Sharing * 



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APRIL 

5 Palm Sunday 

1 Good Friday {GMB closed) 

12 Easter 

26 Native American Awareness Sunday * 

Heritage Sunday ** 

Conference Youth Rally Day 



25 Memorial Day {UMB closed) 
31 Pentecost 



MAY 
JUNE 



7 Peace with Justice Sunday * 

8-11 Annual Conference 

13-20 Appalachian Trail Hike for Youth 

22-27 Summer Breakaway for Youth 

JULY 
20-25 ACS (Annual Conference Session for Youth) 
30-3 1 Conference School of Christian Mission - Methodist College 

AGGGST 
1-10 Youth Mission Workteam 

SEPTEMBER 
7 Labor Day {GMB closed) 
19 Conference Council on Youth Ministries mtg. 
13 GM Foundation Sunday *' 



4 World Communion Sunday * 

10 GMW Annual Meeting 

18 Laity Sunday ** 

25 Disability Awareness Sunday 



OCTOBER 



NOVEMBER 



6-8 Pilgrimage for Youth Groups 

7 Conference GMW Do-It-Day (District Officers in Training) 

17 CCOM Meeting 

26-27 Thanksgiving Day (GMB closed) 

29 Gnited Methodist Student Day * 

DECEMBER 
22-25 Christmas Holidays (GMB closed) 

* Days to be observed with special offering as directed by the General Conference. 
** Days to be observed without special offering. Most directed by General Conference. 
*** Days to be observed as Conference special days for interpretation and emphasis. 

1998 CONFERENCE ADVANCE SPECIALS 

Advance Special: Each local church, after having gone the first mile by paying their 
apportionments in full, should consider giving to at least one project in each lane of the 
Advance: World, Missionary Salary Support, National, GMCOR, and Conference, thereby 
becoming a Rainbow Covenant Church. 
A. Lane One: World Missions 

1) Special Emphasis: AGAPE Orphanage. Armenia . 

Founded and supported by both NCC and WNCC, this 50 children orphanage 
is given care in Berdzof (formerly Lachin), a remote, war-devastated area. 

2) Special Emphasis: Ganta Gnited Methodist Elementary School. Liberia. Africa 
#011000-6BN 

This 50-year old elementary school needs immediate repair. Needs have been 
made more urgent by the recent civil war in Liberia during which the school was 
looted and the area economically devastated. This is one of a very few schools 
still functioning. 

3) Special Emphasis: Peru Covenant Task Force 

Funds received for this project will be administered by the North Carolina 
Conference Peru Task Force to fulfill the covenant made between our 



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Conference and the Peru Conference. Funds will also be directed to World 
Advance Projects in Peru, relating to theological education, new church 
development, leadership training and the Children's Breakfasts of Love on the 
basis of needs communicated by the Peru Conference. 

4) Ministries to Street Children. Rio de Janeiro (#01 1276-7RA). 

Advance gifts will help supplement salaries of Christian workers who have the 
talent and commitment to work with the growing numbers of street children and 
help many of them find a better alternative to their dangerous lives. 

5) Preventing Prostitution: A Ministry to Young Women. Porto Alegre. Brazil 

(#11279-10RA): 

Offering young women and girls from impoverished families alternatives to 
prostitution by helping them get vocational training. 

6) Andean Rural Health Care Program. Bolivia (#010158-2 RA) 

To provide vaccinations, nutritional monitoring of children, prenatal care, and 
other preventative health care services. Funds given under this Advance number 
are divided equally between the Andean Rural Health Care Program and other 
health care programs of the Bolivian Methodist Church as per agreement made 
between ARHC and church leaders in Bolivia. 

7) Gnited Methodist Seminary in Russia (#012174-ORA). 

Scholarships will provide good Biblical and theological training for the 
development of strong ministries for future Russian church leaders. 
Any other World Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Amissions. 
B. Lane Two: National Missions 

1) Special E mphasis: Robeson County Church & Community Center. Lumberto n. 

MC (#791742^ 

An ecumenical ministry in a multi-cultural 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) Special Em phasis: National Hispanic Ministries Challenge Fund(#982620-n 
Provides assistance to Annual Conferences developing Hispanic Ministries, 
especially in the areas of leadership recruitment and development, financial 
resources and printed resources. 

3) Special Em phasis: Society of St. Andrew Potato Proiect. V.A. (#80160Q-0V 
Salvages millions of pounds of unmarketable potatoes and other produce and 
distributes the food to hungry people nationwide. 

4) Southeaste rn Jurisdictional Agency of Native American Ministries(#79 1842-4) 
Lake Junaluska, NC: To help meet the needs of 200,000-1- Native Americans 
living in the 15 annual conferences of the Southeast. 

5) National Na tive American Family Camp. Favetteville. NC (#982602-8). 
Provides an annual opportunity for Native American church leaders to attend or 
lead workshops in outreach ministries and evangelism. 

6) Hinton Rural Life Center. Havesville. NC. (#731372-2) 

Provides for training needs and development of churches in town and rural 
settings. 

7) Criminal Ju stice S Mercy Ministries. Lake Junaluska. (#731200-0) 

Relates to CJnited Methodist and other organizations engaged in criminal justice 
ministries. Provides resources for (Jnited Methodist Committees on prison 
ministry and prison reform. 

8) Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. Parish Partners. Oklahoma Citv 

(#583634-4) * 

Provides vitally needed pastoral support so that the conference can expand its 
ministry. For names of specific pastors with whom your church can enter into 
a covenant, contact the Conference Missions Office. 

Any other National Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Missions. 
C. Lane Three: Missionary Salary Support 

1) The missionaries listed below are assigned to the NC Annual Conference by the 
General Board of Global Ministries. Biographicals are available in the Confer- 
ence Office of /Missions. They are listed below according to their need for 
support, with those listed first having the greatest need. 



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Vickie Sigmon, North Carolina, USA (#982916-8) Vickie works with the 
Yokefellow Prison Ministry in NC Currently, in conjunction with her Yokefellow 
work she is resourcing the prison MATCH (Mothers And Their Children) 
Committee. 

Julie Potts (#951765-7) Julie serves as project assistant at Tacoma Commu- 
nity House in Tacoma, Washington, working with tutoring programs and 
vocational counseling. Julie's home Conference is the North Carolina Annual 
Conference. 

Hazel Terhune (#003774) Hazel serves as an evangelist and teacher of English 
in Tokyo, Japan. 

Robert Terhune (#003773) Robert serves a local church in Tokyo, Japan. 
Dr. Sharon Fogleman, Kenya, Africa (#009905-5C2) Sharon is a medical 
doctor and serves as a practice physician at the Methodist Hospital in Maua, 
Kenya. 

Dr. Lynn Fogleman, Kenya, Africa (#009905-5C2) Lynn is a medical doctor 
and serves as a family practice physician at the Methodist Hospital in Maua, 
Kenya. 

Herbert Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#01091 1-1) Herbert is currently assigned to 
Monrovia, Liberia, working as Associate Pastor of a United Methodist Congrega- 
tion, developing adult education programs, and working with Operation 
Classroom. 

Mary Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#010721-4) Mary is currently assigned to 
Monrovia, Liberia, working with St. Matthews Methodist School and with 
Operation Classroom. 

Rosetta Booker-Brown, Angola (#010828) First Methodist Missionary in 
Angola in thirty years. Rosetta is responsible for establishing/coordinating 
/training a Community Based Health Care program, not only in Angola but in 
other areas of Africa. 

James (Pat) Watkins, Nigeria, Africa. (#012110) Pat is developing an 
automotive mechanics education program and also serves as an associate 
pastor in a local church. 

Denise Honeycutt-Watkins, Nigeria, Africa. (#0121 12) Denise is teaching at 
the Banyam Theological Seminary in the areas of New Testament and theology 
and also serves as an associate pastor in a local church. 
2) AGAPE Salary Support (in partnership with GMCOR) 

Coordinating 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; and working with 
an English-speaking congregation in Yerevan and support the Berdzof (formerly 
Lachin) Home for Children. 
D. Lane Four: UMCOR 

1) Brazil - CIEMAL Street Children Proiects (#714367-6) 

Offers new opportunities and hope to street children in several cities through 
skills training, temporary shelter, alternative education and food. 

2) GMCOR Disaster Response (#901670-1). 

Enables GMCOR to respond to persons in need after natural disasters in the 
United States. 

3) World Hunger/Poverty (#982920-4). 

Provides both short-term crisis relief and long-term developmental assistance 
to eliminate the root causes of hunger. 

4) Four Homes of Mercy. Israel. Jerusalem. (#629483-7) 

Provides medical care for handicapped persons, homeless persons, the elderly, 
and expectant mothers. 

5) Rwanda: Assistance to Rwanda Returning Refugees (#177775-4). 

Provides tools and household items to help reintegrate Rwandese refugees and 
displaced persons. 

6) Bread for the World (#982325-3). 

Educates and influences people to work for government policies that address 
the basic causes of domestic and world hunger. 



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7) Heifer Project International (#982530-R-General Prooram: #98253?- 1-1 ivin n 
Gift Program). ' ' ' — ** 
An inter-faith project that provides animals and other assistance to rural families 
Recipients agree to pass on the firstborn female offspring of their animals to 
someone else in need. 

8) CROP/Church World Se rvice Community Hunger Appeal (#982380-1) 
Funds raised by a local church in a CROP event can receive GMCOR credit For 
necessary forms contact: Carolines CROP Office, 1006 Lamond Ave., Durham, 

Any other UMCOR Advance Special listed in Partnership in Missions or any UMCOR 
emergency appeal. 
E. Lane Five: Conference Advance - SPECIAL EMPHASIS 

1) Prison AV\TCH (Mothers and Their Childrpn) 

An interfaith program provides mothers and their children w/ith the support and 
resources necessary to maintain and strengthen family relationships and to help 
break the cycle of children following their parents to prison 

2) Walnut Terrace Child Development Center. 

Offers a unique program of child care for children aged six v^/eeks to five years 
Serves children primarily from lov/-income families. 

3) Food Bank of Morth Carolina 

Distributes food at minimal cost to hunger ministries throughout Eastern North 
Carolina. 

4) .'^\S;,9?'/:g- Societvof St. Andrew Potato Project. P.O. Box 25081. Durham fSC 
27702-5081 

Coordinates and runs all hunger relief programs for Society of St. Andrew in 
north Carolina. More than 2 million pounds of produce saved and distributed 
in horth Carolina at a cost of just 3 cents per pound. 

5) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministries. 

A nTinistry 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. 

6) Ethnic Mino rity Church Projects in Rockingham Di.strirt 

Funds will be used to assist ethnic churches with crucial needs. Churches to be 
lifted up for assistance in 1997 are Mt. Olive GMC (major needs in parsonage 
and church buildings) and Hickory Grove GMC (general needs relating to its 
program and ministry). 

7) Isa Grant Scholarship. 

Provides workteam scholarships for persons who could not otherwise partici- 
pate, especially young adults. 

8) rS.C. Council of Churches 

Gives witness to the unity that God has given through Christ, to the churches in 
i^C. It IS an instrument for cooperative study and action, especially on matters 
of justice; child and family advocacy; violence against women; public policy 
advocacy; rural cnsis and farm workers advocacy; disaster relief; criminal justice- 
nv w°, P „^^ ^^^^*y= peace-making; AIDS ministry; and Christian unity. 

9) Yokefellow Prison Mini!:;tripc; ^ 

Educates church people concerning Christian responsibility for persons affected 
by crime and brings Christians into direct service ministries with prison inmates 
and their families. 

10) Caswell County Parish. Inr 

Providing services to elderly and low-income families through Meals-on-Wheels 
outreach program, fuel and rent assistance, clothing, food. In addition Family 
Violence Prevention Program provides services for families who are suffering 
from domestic violence. 

11) Volunteer Emergency Families for Children (VEFCV 

A private non-profit organization with the purpose of helping communities 
develop and utilize local resources by providing emergency shelter care to 
children-in-crisis. 

12) Youth Service Fund 



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Supports mission projects within the annual conference and beyond, which have 
been selected by youth of our conference. 

13) Wesley Heritage Project. 

Gifts will help translate the works of John and Charles Wesley into Spanish and 
Portuguese. 

14) District Boards of Mission. 

Funds should be sent directly to the District Board and reported at year-end on 
Table 11 as Conference Advance. 

15) All human need projects, church extension projects, and special offerings 
a pproved by District Board of Missions/District Council on Ministries as 
Conference Advance Specials, in accordance with 1627.4 of the 1996 Book of 
Discipline 

16) M.C. Conference Disaster Appeals 

17) Conference Evangelists. To provide support for MC Conference approved 
evangelists. 

18) All new churches less than five years old. 

19) The following GM institutional programs and projects. 

a. GM camps 

b. Member Groups of The GMC Campus Ministry Association 

c. General Scholarship Funds at Methodist, Louisburg, Wesleyan Colleges 
and Duke Divinity School 

d. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Retirement Homes 

e. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Home for Children 

f. Asbury Homes 

F. That the Annual Conference approve district projects for advance specials in 
accordance with 1627.4 of The 1996 Book of Discipline. This insures that local 
churches making advance specials on a district level and reported to the Annual 
Conference advance specials will receive credit 

NOMINATIONS 

I. Trustee/Campus Ministry Nominations 

COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDGCATION AND CAMPGS MINISTRY 

A. COLLEGE AND GNIVERSITY TRGSTEES 

How trustees for colleges listed below are selected: The nominating committee 
of each board of trustees selects a list of nominees to fill vacancies and submits 
these along with a biographical statement to the full board at its fall meeting; the 
individual boards of trustees approve these and they are submitted to the 
Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry for consideration at its 
spring meeting. The Commission on Higher Education and Campus /%iistry has 
biographical information supplied to it by each institution of higher education. 
The Commission on Higher Education confirms the new nominations at its 
spring meeting, and then presents them to the North Carolina Conference at its 
June meeting. 

1. Bennett College (None submitted) 

2. Duke University 

• Robert C. Richardson, Ithaca, NY scientist/physics professor 
•Robert K. Steel, NY City businessman, succeeding himself 
•James L. Vincent, Cambridge, MA businessman, succeeding himself 

3. Greensboro College 

•William S. Jones, Greensboro businessman, succeeding himself 
•J. Robert Stout, Greensboro businessman/civic leader 

• Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum, Greensboro volunteer, succeeding herself 

4. High Point University 

• 1. Paul Ingle, High Point business/civic leader 

•H. Orlando "Tubby" Smith, Georgia basketball coach 

• Frederick B. Starr, area business leader 

•Thomas B. Stockton, High Point Gniversity Bishop in Residence 
•Frederick E. Wilson, High Point businessman 



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B. GNITED METHODIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES 

1 . AST State Gniversity Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

• Students: Montrel Caldwell, Felicia Foster, Terre' Gill, Alex Gray, Kellie 
Johnson, Brian Jones, Jamila Kemp, Maurice Lackey, Erica Lyies, Tonya 
Olds, Chris Stephens, Chastiny Thomas, Robert Ward 
•Faculty/Staff: James Armstrong, Joyce Harriston, Effie Miller, Issac Miller, 
James Sibert, Joseph Whittaker, Alex Williamson, Sandra Williamson 
•At Large: Samuel Dunn, Lila Lloyd, Paul Perkins, Mary Reaves 

• District At Large: Larry Fitzgerald, Donnell Jeffries, Belvin Jessup, Glenn 
Rankin, Estelle Tatum 

• Ex-Offtcio: Patricia Brady, Andrew Brown, Robert Carter, Penny DeLoca, 
Anthony Dillard, Belvin Jessup, Glenn Lyles, Patricia Shoffner, Herbert 
Smith, Patricia Smith, Benjamin Stewart, Susan N. Vickers, M. Carol 
Williams, Earl Wilson, Patricia Wiseman 

2. ^palachian State CIniversity Wesley Foundation Board 

• Students: Mallory Anderson, Allison Bustle, Melissa Ferger, Jason Harvey, 
Elizabeth Jessee, Anne Kindley, Doug Kneeland, Jennifer McSwain, Taylor 
A\ills, Liz Roberts, Laura Rowland, Holly Walden 

• Faculty/Staff: Rodney Duke, Sandy Eagle, Lauren Horton, Tim Horton, 
Mary Quinn, John Ray, Brad Reid, Debbie Reid, Dave Robertson, Sherry 
Street, Jim Street, Linda Weldon 

•At Large: Randolph Harrison, Mike Kroeger 

• D/sfnct .Jana Duke, Karen Hastings 

• Ex-Officio: Robert Carter, Tom Gibson, Patricia Lewis, Dan Lyons, 
Hannah Sullivan, Sylvia Wilhelm 

3. Raleigh Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

• Students: Greg Foster, Wendy Hawkins, Chris Henson, Paul Long, Dennis 
Peay, Connie Pope, Jeremy Walls 

• Facultu/Staff: Gail Chesson, Keith Glover 

• Local Churches: Allen Hayes, Tim Jewett, Barbara Price, Phil Wong, Mark 
Woodhouse 

• Ex-Omcio: Kermit Braswell, Kim Chestnutt, Steve Hickle, Ned Hill, Robert 
Jones, r. Belton Joyner, Jr., Ryan Keeter, Emmett Page, Bill Sharpe, Julie 
Steele, Hope Morgan Ward, Rick Wilkerson 

4. United Methodist Campus Ministry at Duke 

• Executive Committee: Laurie Coffman, chair, Talley Wells, vice-chair, 
Daniel Tonkin, secretary, Homer Bass, Trina Walters, co-treasurers 

• Facilities Committee: Chris Carr, chair, Brandon Hall, Judy Hays, Roger 
Loyd, Greg Pimlott, Carol Voison 

• Finance Committee: Joe Mann, chair. Homer Bass, Susan Carpenter, 
Jean Carr, Julie Medlin, Trina Walters 

• Campus/Staff Relations Committee: Paula Gilbert, chair, Delores Langley, 
Charles Morrison, Kevin Simmons, Boo Tyson, Tim Walls, Julia Webb- 
Bowden 

• Nominations Committee: Susan Newton Graebe, chair, Cammey Cole, 
Robert Earl Ross, Laura Wacker, Ann Wilson 

•Ex-Offtcio: Betsy Alden, Chris Jarvis, Oli Jenkins, Mark Rutledge; Interns: 
Lisa Harris, Wendy Shenk-Evans, Admin. Asst.: Judie Henry 

5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wesley Foundation 
Board 

• Students: Tim Brookshire, Marie Carpenter, Elizabeth Detrie, Brian 
Murdock, Laurie Penland, Tim Rogers, Scott Schaaf, Jason Shook, Jeremy 
Troxler, Christy Watson, Holly Williams 

• Faculty/Staff: John Brantley, Brent Clark, Bobbie Lubker 
•At Large: Cindy Clark, Robert Peters 

• District COM: Jean Dawson, Sally Kocher, Bob Stocking 
•Ministers: Susan Allred, Robert Flynn, William Gattis, David Harvin, 
Richard Vaughan 

• Ex-Offtcio: Sarah W. Campbell, Ronald Gonia, Rodney Hamm, Raegan 
May, Debby Mello, Gregg Sullivan, Manuel Wortman 



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6. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wesley-Luther House 
Board of Directors 

•At Larqe: Dennis Askew, Ceola Ross Baber, Steve Danford, Melanie 
Darnell, Lianne Ferguson, Zachary Greene, Jennifer Harrill, Ted Hunter, 
Martin Jensen, Eleanor McCrickard, Richard Swanson, Jeannie Symonds 

• Ex-Officio: Andrew Brown, Robert Carter, Gaye Clifton, Glenn Griffiths, 
Ronald Moss 

7. University of North Carolina at Pembroke Wesley Foundation 
•Students: Brandette Bullard, Larry Chandler, Faith Dial, Michael Rannaga- 
n, Bradley Harris, Justin Hunt, Terry Hunt, Delisa Locklear, Joel Locklear, 
Marh Betn Locklear, Mattheue Locklear, Nicole Oxendine, Emily Love 

• Faculty/Staff : 'Wanen Love, Joseph Oxendine, Norma Thompson 

• Local Church: Frank Daughtry, Eddie Mac Locklear, James Locklear, 
Norma Thompson, Ruth Woods 

•Ex-Officio: Ray Brooks, Ben Rouse 

8. Wesley Foundation of Greenville, Inc. Board of Directors 

• Students: Summer Byrum, Alex Cheek, Debbie Barwick, Sara Levin, 
Heather Hampton 

• Faculty /Staff : John Childers, Mary Jane Gaddis, Henry Ferrell, James 
Westmoreland 

• Local Churches: Hugh Cox, Michael Carey - Covenant; Jeannie Brown, 
Denise Cox - Holy Trinity; Steve Creech, Camilla Davis - Jarvis; Mike Board, 
Lanie Shive - St. James 

• District: June Arnold, Mike Board, Frank Brooks, Michael Carey, Hugh 
Cox, Ed Davenport, Herschel Williams 

• Ex-Officio: Thomas Holtsclaw, Sidney Huggins, Barbara Smith, Eugene 
Tyson, Woodrow Wells; Without vote: Dan Earnhardt, Naomi Mumyer, 
Marcus Young 

9. Western Carolina University Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

• Students: Ashley Cyre, Tommy Duncan, Katie Litaker, Carrie Ann Smith 

• Faculty/Staff: Bonita Jacobs, Clifford R. Lovin, Dan Pitillo, James W. 
Wallace, Jr. 

•District At Large: Elizabeth Barrett, W. H. Crawford, Karen Jordan, Rena 
Sutton 

• Local At Large: Harriet Chalker, Tommy Frazier, Kathy McAbee, James 
Medlin 

• Ex-Officio: Robert L. Carter, Jr., John Lively, Frank L. Padgett, George C. 
Weekley, Larry D. Wilkinson 

10. Winston-Salem Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

• Students: Richard Buff, Carla Gregg, Stacie Johns, Nathan Kirkpatrick, 
Jennifer Martin, Page Pratt, Lauren Richardson, Wendy Schriever 

• Facultu/Staff: Doug Beets, Sam Gladding, Clay Hipp, Simeon llesanmi. 
Jay Pendleton 

• District At Large: Caren Bigelow, Martha Brown, Joe Daniels, Deborah 
Daniels, Wendell Eysenbach, Bill Hunter, Verdell Michaux, Kent Outlaw, 
Sandra Pennington, Steve Reeder, Michelle Reeder 

• Local Church: Mark Barden, Roland Barnhardt, Susan Nesbit 

• Ex-Officio: David Riffe, Robert Carter, Wannamaker Hardin 

C. GNITED METHODISTS ON ECUMENICAL CAMPUS MINISTRY BOARDS 

1 . North Carolina Central University (none submitted) 

2. University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

• Patience Brumley, Deborah Colbert, Rob Dibble, Natasha Herold, Amy 
Hill, Ex-Officio: Bob Carter 

3. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 
•Jean Bullock, Ann Cromartie 

II. Commission on Health and Human Services 

A. TRUSTEES TO CONTINUE SERVING THE METHODIST RETIREMENT 
HOMES,lNC. 
Class of 1998 

•T. Harry Gatton, Raleigh District, 1990 
•Margaret T. Harper, Wilmington District, 1990 
•Henry McNair McGill, Raleigh District, 1994 
•L. Milton Whaley, Durham District, 1993 



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Class of 1999 

•Albert F. Fisher, Durham District, 1991 
•George W. Newton, Durham District, 1991 
•H. Lyman Ormond, Jr., Greenville District, 1991 
•Louise Peterson, Fayetteville District, 1991 
Class of 2000 

•Arron W. E. Capel, Sanford District, 1992 
•Gary H. Fisher, Rockingham District, 1992 
•Mary E. Snyder, Raleigh District, 1992 
•M. W. Stancil, Goldsboro District, 1992 
B. TRUSTEE NOA^INATIONS FOR THE /HETHODIST RETIREMENT HOMES, INC. 
Class of 2001 

•William E. Braswell, Fayetteville District, 1993 
•Anne L Clark, Durham District, 1993 
•Betty S. Speir, Greenville District, 1993 
•Anne Whitehurst, Greenville District, 1993 

CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

The first meeting of the Committee on Conference Staff Relations for the new 
quadrennium was held on November 4, 1996 at the United Methodist Building. The 
meeting was convened by Bishop Marion Edwards. Officers for the new quadrennium were 
elected as follows: Jane Johnson, chairperson; Harold Kiser, vice-chairperson; Bill Gattis, 
secretary; and Harold Kiser, as representative to the Committee on Staff Housing. 

Dr. Robert Baldridge, executive director of the Conference Council on Ministries 
notified the Committee of his intention to request the retired relationship at the June 1997 
session of Annual Conference. We then proceeded to make plans to fill that position by 
advertising the position setting a time line to be followed and prepared an application to 
be used. Conference Council on Ministries approved our plans at their November 1996 
meeting and we proceeded to implement the plan. 

After a meeting to review applications for the position and another meeting to 
interview the applicants the Committee, at the February, 1997, meeting of the Conference 
Council on Ministries, placed in nomination the name of the Reverend Hope Morgan Ward 
for the Council's approval. The nomination was approved and Bishop Edwards was asked 
to appoint her to the executive director's position. 

Nominations for program staff positions to the Conference Council on A^nistries for 
another year were presented to the CCOM at their February meeting. There being no 
reauests from the present staff for any change and all being eligible to return they were 
duly re-elected. 

Again this year, in February, the Committee and all conference related personnel in 
the Methodist Building gathered for a luncheon. This was a time of fun, fellowship, and a 
means of establishing community and good relations with everyone who works together 
for the Annual Conference. 

The Conference Staff Relations Committee's responsibility is to keep the Handbook 
of Personnel Policies for support staff and program staff at the Methodist Building up to 
date at all times so that all will have a good understanding of their rights and obligations 
as an employee. 

We express our thanks and appreciation to the support staff and program staff at the 
Methodist Building for their continued support of ministry and mission in the NC 
Conference. 

We bid Dr. Robert Baldridge farewell and wish him well in his retired relationship at 
his new home in Lake Junaluska and welcome aboard the Reverend Hope Morgan Ward 
as our new executive director of Conference Council on Ministries. 

Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson 

DIACONAL MINISTRY, BOARD OF-effective thru 12/31/96 
DIVISION OF DEACONS, BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY-from 01/01/97 

The year of our Lord, 1996 certainly brought opportunities for patience as the Board 
of Diaconal Ministry "lived with the questions" and awaited the vote of the General 
Conference regarding the ordering of ministry. Once that action was official, we had to live 
with even more questions as the details were hammered out one by one in Nashville, and 
in our NC Annual Conference. 

In the months following General Conference, our Board was contacted by many 
persons regarding meeting the deadline for candidacy as a diaconal minister. 1 am delighted 



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to report that we were able to assign mentors, have persons naove through the candidacy 
journal, schedule interviews, and approve the candidacy of six new persons before the 
12/31/96 deadline. All persons having begun candidacy prior to 01/01/97 will be allowed to 
proceed under the provisions of the Book of Discipline, 1992. 

This year we are pleased to present to the NC Annual Conference Amy Lynn Kelley 
and Mark David Haines for consecration as diaconal ministers. They have completed the 
candidacy process, have been examined by the Division of Deacons of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry, and have been found to be spiritually grounded, psychologically fit, and 
academically prepared for diaconal ministry. 

At the 12/05/96 meeting of the Board of Diaconal Ministry we celebrated 20 years of 
work as a board, recognized our historical place in the evolvement of the diaconate, and 
paved the way for our new name and structure as the Division of Deacons of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry. We are excited about the possibilities for ministry in the future, and we 
remain committed to working with, caring tor, and supporting candidates for diaconal 
ministry, those persons who remain in diaconal ministry, persons who are certified or who 
seek certification in the future, as well as those who choose to transition into the new order 
of deacon in full connection, and those who seek future ordination in this order. 

Equitable salaries for persons in ministry is always a matter of concern, and we 
continue to be available to churches to make recommendations for both certified 
professionals and diaconal ministers (who must negotiate a compensation package and 
contract vnth their place of employment). The Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries 
through its predecessor agency, historically has suggested and recommended that churches 
begin compensation for diaconals at the minimum equitable salary compensation level for 
full-time pastors which is $28,045.00 for 1998 (proposed). It also is recommended that a 
written contract be provided at the beginning of employment. Additional suggested benefits 
to be negotiated are: 1) housing, 2) health and hospitalization, 3) life insurance, 4) pension, 
5) continuing education, and 6) travel. 

The employing agency in which a full time diaconal minister is serving shall provide 
(1!315.1:1, 2, 3, The Book of Discipline, 1992): 1) Adequate salaries plus pension benefits, 
with an opportunity to participate in the GM pension and benefit funds, health care 
insurance, and continuing education. It is expected that these will be guided by the Annual 
Conference standards for ordained elders. 2) Social security benefits as required by Federal 
regulation. 3) The local GM church which employs a full-time diaconal minister shall provide 
the above mentioned benefits in entirety as part of the compensatory consideration. 
Report of Professional Educators 
MIMISTERS OF CHRISTI/KN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Huckaby, Robert L., Jr. (Rob) Program Director, Raleigh: Asbury 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Min.Chr.Ed.,DG:Oxford 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc.Dir., CCOM Youth & Camping 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Biddle, Margaret /\nne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol) /\ssoc. Dir. of CCOM, CE & Lay Ministries 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Dir. of CE/Music/Youth,Maxton:Prospect 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) Family Min., Nashville:BOD 

Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise) Diaconal Minister, Chapel HiIhGniversity 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) DCE, Smithfield: Centenary 

ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Vaughn, Stephen W. 11 (Steve) Diaconal Minister of Music,Greenville:St.James 

Workman, /Knna Gail (Anna Gail) Dia.Min.CE & Prog.,Burlington:Front St. 

Report of Professional Church Musicians 
MINISTERS OF MGSIC - Certification Renewed 

/\rgo, David Anthony (Tony) Minister of Music, Fayetteville:Haymount 

DIRECTORS OF MGSIC - Certification Renewed 

Crissman, Marjorie S. (Marjorie) Dir. of Music,Wilminqton:Seaside 

Hines, David M. (David) Director of Music, Sharon GMC, Charlotte 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) DCE/Music/Youth, Maxton: Prospect 

Moore, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Director of Music, NB:Shady Grove 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) .... Diaconal Minister of Music/Worship,Durham:Epworth 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Director of Music, Raleigh: Edenton St. 

ASSOCIATES IN MGSIC - Consecration Renewed 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish) Diaconal Minister of Music, Cary: First 



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Report of the Diaconal Ministers 

DIAGONAL MINISTERS - Consecration Renewed 

Archer, Patricia Hicks (Trish) Min.of Program,Wilmington:Trinity 

Arledge, Alice (Alice) Leave of Absence 

Arqo, David Anthony (Tony)* Minister of Music, Fayetteville:Haymount 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol)* Assoc. Dir, CCOM, CE & Lay Ministries 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish)* Diaconal Minister of Music, Cary: First 

Hines, David M. (David) Director of Music, Sharon OMC, Charlotte 

Huckaby, Robert L., Jr. (Rob)* Program Director, Raleigh: Asbury 

Irvine, Robert J. (Bob)* Diaconal Minister of Music, Durhann:Duke Mem. 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold)* DCE/MusicA'outh, Maxton: Prospect 

Jolly, Judith O. (Judy) DCE, Raleigh:Hayes Barton 

Kunka, Alice K. (Alice) Prog. Coord. ,Raleigh:CL\Y,Garner 

Lamb, Kimberly S. (Kim) Dia.Min.of Prog.,Raleigh:St.Mark's 

Lile, Rebecca Kay (Rebecca) Leave of Absence 

Lilliston, Elaine A. (Elaine)* Program Director, Rocky Mount: Englewood 

Logston, Linda (Linda)* Program Director, Qreenville;Jarvis Mem. 

Lykins, Patricia J. (Pat)* Program Director, Sanford:Southern Pines 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Min.Chr.Ed.,DG:Oxford 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc. Dir., CCOM Youth/Camping 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane)* Family Min., NashvilIe:BOD 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) .... Diaconal Minister of Music/Worship, Durham: Epworth 

Powell, Cynthia D. (Cynthia) Diaconal Minister of Ed/Program, Graham: First 

Sluder, David M. (David) Leave of Absence 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II (Steve)* Diaconal Minister of Music,GreenvilIe:St.James 

Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise)* Diaconal Minister, Chapel HilhGniversity 

Weisser, William James (Bill)* Director of Music, Raleigh: Edenton St. 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard)* Dir., Christian Ed., Smithfield: Centenary 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Dia.Min.CE & Prog.,Burlington:Front St. 

* Recommended for transition to new order of Deacon in Full Connection 
LEAVE OF ABSENCE 
Arledge, Alice (1st yr) 
Personal Leave 

Lile, Rebecca Kay (3rd yr) Sluder, David M. (4th yr) 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERS 

This Year Mone 

Previously 

Ballance, Bernice Laura Sexton Davenport Garrison, Robert H., Jr. 

Gattis, Irene F. O'Connor, Tacoma Offutt, Alma W. 

Walker, Wanda Gail Womack, Leslie C. 

TO BE CONSECRATED AS DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Mark David Haines Amy Lynn Kelley 

Denise Conner Waters, Chairperson; 

Mark K. Gourley, Registrar; 

Sue Ellen Nicholson, Candidacy Secretary 

DISABILITY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

The Joint Committee on Disability acts as the advocate for those pastors in the North 
Carolina Conference who are forced by physical or emotional disability to seek temporary 
or permanent relief from their appointment. The committee is given the responsibility to 
study the problems of disability within the Conference, to provide a continuing personal 
ministry to those who are disabled, and to make recommendations to the appropriate 
agencies of the Conference for each pastor seeking Disability Leave, including the source 
of their disability income. 

The following recommendations are presented to the 1997 session of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference: 

1 . The Joint Committee on Disability, through the Office of AMnisterial Relations, will 
make available upon request the necessary forms for any pastor to make application 
for Disability Leave. In all cases the applications must be completed by the pastor, the 
physician, and the district superintendent before the request for Disability Leave can 
be acted upon. It is the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Disability that 
such requests be presented before May 15 for inclusion in the committee's report to 



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the Annual Conference. The medical form should be completed and acted upon by 
the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits prior to the submission of the 
application. 

2. The Joint Committee on Disability may require psychologi<5al examinations of those 
seeking disability when deemed necessary by the Committee. These will be done by 
a physician approved by the Committee, and in such a case the Committee will bear 
the expense of the examination. 

3. The Joint Committee on Disability will study each new application for Disability Leave 
submitted by pastors of the Conference to determine the validity of the recommenda- 
tion of the pastor's physician and district superintendent, particularly as it reflects the 
anticipated length of the pastor's disability. All materials will be sent to the medical 
consultant of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, who will determine 
if the pastor is eligible for benefits paid through the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

4. We recommend that pastors who may not be eligible for benefits paid by the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan shall be placed on Disability Leave with benefits paid 
through the Joint Committee on Disability. The Ministerial Pension Plan, Compre- 
hensive Protection Plan, Hospital Insurance, and Life Insurance shall be paid also by 
the Joint Committee on Disability. 

5. Pastors on Disability Leave are reminded to investigate the penalties by the Social 
Security Administration if they do not elect to come under Medicare at age 65. 

6. Disability 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. 

7. We recommend that a lump sum grant of $3,000 be made at the beginning of 
Disability Leave (effective July 1, 1993). This grant will be available only one time in 
a pastor's years of service. 

8. The Joint Committee on Disability will review the progress of each pastor on Disability 
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. 

9. We recommend the following pastors to be continued on Disability Leave. 

A. Wilson E. Barber, P O Box 4931, Emerald Isle 28594 (919/354-5635) 

B. George F. Blanchard, Rt.l, Box 333WW, Fayetteville 28301 (910/486-8756) 

C. Nathan H. Byrd, P O Box 1868, Banner Elk 28604 (704/898-6687) 

D. William T. Clarke, 2306 W. Davis St., Savannah, TM 38372 

E. Robert B. Craig, 115 McLean St., Portsmouth, VA 23701 (804/399-6120) 

P. Donnie G. Davis, Sr.(/\M), 239 Bowers La., Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910/652-2707) 
G. Julian B. Helms, Jr., 2939 NC 903 S., Magnolia, NC 28453(910/289-4354) 
H. James W. Hicks,Jr.(/KM), 373O Salem Chur.Rd., Goldsboro 27530 (736-2311) 
I. Richard F. Lewis, Sr.(/\M), p o Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325 (919/658-3098) 
J.Donna Susan Moore,6757 David Moore Rd., Elon College 27244 (910/584-0034) 
K. George C. Smith, 1243 Butler Town Rd., Clarendon, NC 28432 (910/653-3336) 
L. Michael Lawrence Tart, 105 Shawn Ct., Rocky Mt.,NC 27804 (919/443-1931) 

10. We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 
time: None 

1 1 . Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last /Annual Conference? 

None 

12. We recommend that pastors and congregations in the communities in which our 
disabled pastors resicfe seek to establish a supportive relationship with those on 
Disability Leave to maintain good fellowship and provide for pastoral opportunities. 

Charles L. Pollock, Chairperson 

EQUITABLE COMPENSATION, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline mandates that "...there shall be in each annual conference a 
Commission on Equitable Compensation" (1622.1), whose purpose is "...to support full-time 
clergy serving as pastors in the charges of the annual conference..." (1622.2). Three broad 
areas of responsibility are outlined in 1622.2, which are (a.) recommending conference 
standards for clergy support; (b.) administering funds to be used in base compensation 
supplementation; and (c.) providing counsel and advisory material on clergy 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 



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church sets some persons apart for the role of clergy and ordains these persons to the work 
of pastoral ministry to the servants of God. 

Pastors answer affirmatively the historic question of John Wesley, (11321) "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 (1617). The 
Book of Discipline is clear that "the primary responsibility for payment of pastoral salaries 
remains with individual pastoral charges" (11622.4; see also 1249.12). Charges carry a 
responsibility for pastoral salaries as one expression of missional/ministry presence in the 
community. We recognize that such a missional presence also includes faithful payment of 
af>portionments in full as ministry beyond the local church. 

The purpose of the Commission on Equitable Compensation is to seek fairness both for 
pastors and local churches. Why should this commission be so concerned about 
equity/fairness in clergy compensation? Our prayerful consideration of scriptural and 
historical foundations for our work lead us to note: 

a.) Jesus says, "the laborer is worthy of his hire," (Luke 10:7) and Paul reminds us "you 
shall not muzzle the ox when it is treading out the grain," (1 Timothy 5:18; Deuterono- 
my 25:4). 
b.) Wesley was concerned that clergy have a responsibility not to be "in debt so as to 
embarrass you in your work" (11321 and 11327), which implies that the church has 
responsibility that it neither lead its clergy into positions of embarrassing indebted-ness, 
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 wanting for each pastor what our members 
want for themselves - compensation adequate to free persons for the work of pastoral 
ministry. 
Through our praying, thinking, and working together as laity and clergy from across this 
Conference, we make the following recommendations, which we believe will help us move 
toward fairness for both churches and pastors as we support ordained ministry in the MC 
Annual Conference. 

I. Recommended Schedule of Base Compensation for 1998: 
A. Salary Schedule 

1 . We recommend that the minimum base compensation for those serving full- 
time in 1998 be as indicated below and that 65% of this amount be set for 
student minimum base compensation. 

PASTORS UNDER FULL-TIME APPOINTMENT 1997 1998 
(Full Connection, Associate, Probationary, Local Pastor) 

Salary $25,262 $26,045 

Utilities 2.000 2.000 

$27,262 $28,045 
STUDENTS (Local Pastors or Conference Members) 

Salary $15,720 $16,600 

Gtilities 2.000 2.000 

$17,720 $18,600* 
*NOTE: Because the Rural Church Division of the Duke Endowment 
supports student pastors in both the NC Conference and the WNC 
Conference, the Endowment is eager to find parity in the base compensa- 
tion levels for student pastors in both conferences. In response to the Duke 
Endowment s request that the student salaries and benefits be comparable 
in the two conferences, the Commission has entered into dialogue with the 
WNC Conference. The WNC Conference has agreed to freeze its student 
salary for one year, to increase its travel amount from $1800 to the $2400 
we nave had, and to add family health insurance coverage for students to 
what had been an individual policy, thus matching that portion of our 
plan. To meet our share of the adjustments, we are recommending that the 
minimum compensation level for student pastors be $16,600 plus $2,000 
utilities. That will make the student base compensation increase to 66.3% 
of full time compensation. (Our formula has called for 65%.) This would 
make the salary and utility amounts ($18,600) agree between the two 
conferences. 

2. We recommend that the full-time minimum base compensation levels be 
adjusted by 3.1% (CPl, South figures from the US Dept. of Labor). 



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B. Travel Expense 

Although travel is reimbursed by the charge as an item of pastoral expense, it is 
expected that the charge would provide at least $2,400 for travel expense. We 
encourage 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 reimbursement of business mileage, equitable salary 
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 $2,400 will result in a reduction of 
equitable compensation support. 

C. Pension Program 

Charges receiving Equitable Compensation Fund support are responsible for 
paying the total amount required for the A\inisteriai Pension Plan and the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan based on their pastor's cash salary (including 
funds from the Equitable Compensation Fund, Duke Endowment, and any other 
sources), and housing (percentage of cash salary designated by the General 
Board of Pension/Health Benefits ^r housing allowance, if provided in lieu of 
parsonage). Cash salary plus housing is Plan Compensation. 
II. Principles Governing the Use of Equitable Compensation Funds: 

The Pastor's salary is the responsibility of the charge; therefore, the charges 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 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. In considering the salary for the charge, all income, including salary, bonuses, 
and other benefits not specifically excluded, are included as salary in determining 
appropriations from the Equitable Compensation Fund. Salary 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. 

B. Charges must be so arranged that no more than one-third of the total salary will 
come from the Equitable Compensation Fund on the first application from the 
charge. Charges seeking more than one-third supplement must 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 superintendents regarding the term of 
Equitable Compensation support, giving the date of its inception and the present 
amount of support being received by tne respective charges. 

When the division of a charge is desired, Equitable Compensation Funds will be 
used only upon the recommendation of the Bishop, of the "Bishop's Task Force 
on the Division of Circuits," 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 sucn a church shall assume all salary obligations and its 
proportionate share of all apportionments. 

1 . The remainder of the charge in such a division assumes full pastoral support 
and its proportionate share of all apportionments. In no case will the 
Commission on Equitable Compensation provide more than one-third of the 
salary required for such a division. 

2. When there is a division of a charge forming one or more student appoint- 
ments, each newly created charge must pay initially two-thirds of the 
pastoral support established by the division. 

C. 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. 

D. The Commission on Equitable Compensation further recommends that each 
charge which is receiving, or shall hereafter receive. Equitable Compensation 
Fund assistance, shall reduce this aid by at least ten (10) percent each year until 
the charge has achieved full self-support in ten years. The Commission wants to 
be clear at this point that its intent in this recommendation is that the charge will 
accept in full whatever increases are made in the minimum salary for their pastor 



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each year and receive ten (10) percent less each year in aid from Equitable 
Compensation Funds than granted the previous year. 

Any Equitable Compensation Fund supplement will be terminated immediately 
upon information that the pastor has taken full-time secular employment. Such 
a charge may be reinstated at such time as its pastor returns to full-time or 
student status. Exceptions to this provision may 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 for 
emergency reasons to be employed outside of his/her ministerial responsibilities. 
Equitable Compensation Funds are sent to charges who have applied for their use 
to provide their pastor with the minimum salary established by the Annual 
Conference. The monthly salary supplement checks sent by the Conference 
treasurer are to be deposited by the charge treasurer in the church or charge 
bank account. The checks are not to be endorsed and cashed by the pastor. 
Ethnic A\inority and Women Ministers: Each ethnic minority or woman minister, 
who is an associate member or a member in full connection of the NC Annual 
Conference, serving full-time, and who, in the opinion of the cabinet is rendering 
unusually effective service, will receive an incremental increase of $200 per service 
year, not to exceed $2,000 per year, for ten (10) years of full-time service, when 
such clergy person's salary and utilities is equal to the Conference minimum 
salary, but less than the Conference minimum salary plus $200 per year up to ten 
(10) years of full-time service as an associate member or a member in full 
connection. 

Said incremental increase is to be administered by the Commission on Equitable 
Compensation upon recommendation of the cabinet, approval by the charge 
conference, and the district superintendent. Further, the local church shall be 
responsible for MPP and CPP payments on any incremental increase. 
This policy does not restrict the Equitable Compensation Commission, upon the 
recommendation of the cabinet, from making additional grants in extraordinary 
circumstances. 

Churches or charges applying for Equitable Compensation Funds shall submit a 
request on the appropriate form supplied by the district superintendent. The 
request shall be carefully analyzed by the pastor, recording secretary of the charge 
conference, and the district superintendent. The form must have the signatures 
of the pastor, recording secretary of the charge conference, and the district 
superintendent affixed to it, and the request must have been approved by the 
Charge Conference. 

The Commission plans further consultation and study with other Conference 
agencies and resources to seek ways to more adequately provide for the temporal 
needs of our pastors and churches. 

Robert E. Bergland, Chairperson 



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$410 $410 $6,351 $6,761 

$5,102 $100 $47,971 $4,779 $52,850 

$12,305 $3,865 $38,653 $42,518 

$24,528 $0 $288,535 $75,229 $363,764 

$908 $0 $86,198 $23,767 $109,965 

$12,243 $1,361 $13,610 $14,971 

$0 $0 $52,898 $52,898 

$29 $0 $57,435 $32,167 $89,602 

$97 $73 $726 $799 

$0 $0 $0 $25,000 $25,000 

$10,859 $10,859 $27,220 $38,079 

$0 $0 $2,722 $2,722 

$2,000 $181 $1,815 $1,996 

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$222 $0 $8,166 $831 $8,997 

($26) $0 $68,051 $75,000 

($25) $0 $62,607 $69,000 

$372 $45 $454 $499 

$499 $45 $454 $499 

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$330 $0 $681 $681 

$489 $68 $681 $749 

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$75 $0 $40,772 $0 $57,112 
$82 $0 $159,880 $0 $246,266 
$20 $0 $23,626 $0 $36,437 
$20 $0 $14,868 $0 $27,185 
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He. Contingency Reserve Fund 

1996 
Income 



Interest on Checking 


$122,679 


Interest on Investments 


$60,460 


Interest on Metho. Found. 


$335,208 


Interest on Church Loans 


$12,682 


Net Reclaim Last Year 


$212,636 


Other Receipts 


$74 


Post Audit Receipts 


$9,702 




$753,441 


Distribution 




1996 Budget Supplements 


$219,515 


1996 Non-Budget Supplements 


$79,122 


1997 Budget Supplements 


$557,732 


Interest Paid 


$5 


Audit Adjustments 


$7,777 




$864,151 


Change in net assets 


($110,710) 



Budget Supplements 

COM Office Meetings & Programs 

COM Staff Salaries 

Commission on Church & Society 

Commission on Education 

Camps Maintenance 

Golden Cross Fund 

Campus Ministry 

N.C. Christian Advocate 

Comm. on Prison Min/Reform 

Comm. on Congregational Developmen 

Emerging Church Support 

Commission on Christian Unity 

District Supt. Fund: Salaries 

District Supt. Fund: Travel 

Native American Assist, to Cabin 

Dist. Supt. Fund: Cabinet Exp. 

Cabinet Discretionary Fund 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Office 

Board of Ordained / Diaconal Ministry 

** Past Service Liability-Pensions 

Minister's Transition Fund 

Comm. on Equitable Compensation 

Minister's Moving Expense 

Joint Comm. on Disability 

Seminar on the Ministry 

Comm. on Episcopacy 

Annual Conf. Expense 

Conf. Secretary's Office Sal & Ben 

Conf. Treasurers Office Sal & Ben 

Conf. Treasurers Office 

Information Management Office 

Information Management Sal & Ben 

Episcopal Residence 

Staff Parsonage Maintenance 

Legal Counsel 

Contingency Fund 

Conference Staff Relations Comm 



1996 



1997 



$0 


$12,207 


$0 


$39,363 


($6,100) 




$17,574 


$20,000 


$0 


$36,135 


$2 




$0 


$35,688 


$0 


$5,162 


$0 


$5,896 


$643 




$0 


$51 ,622 


$6,100 




$15,000 


$100,874 


$11,108 


$21,537 


$0 




$0 




$0 




($4,519) 


$15,142 


$6,068 


$1,449 


$8,635 


$17,254 


$119,972 




$0 




$0 


$11,666 


$0 


$12,920 


$9,897 


$9,044 


$21 




$723 




$23,000 




$0 


$4,779 


$0 


$75,229 


$0 


$23,767 


$4,052 




($4,052) 


$32,167 


$0 


$25,000 


$0 




$5,993 




$5,398 


$831 


$0 




$219,515 


$557,732 



Non-Budget Supplements 

United Methodist Foundation, Inc. $13,800 

Task Force on Unfunded Pension Liab $39,000 

General / Jurisdictional Conference $26,322 



$79,122 



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II.. Fir^^^^^f^g'^'^^'^'^^^^'ON. COUNCIL on 

mission amng opportunities of the Connection are distTibuted to the chSrches of the 
Kr.f °K. IT'^P ^y ""f.^"' °f ^ f°'""^"'3 ^^sed on the financial performance in L^h 
aimess bv i rh?.7.h ^ H " ""^^^ '° ^"""L°P ^ computation Which is sSred >^th 
loTh^f oY h Church leaders are encouraged to interpret the work of the Connection 
so that each congregation understands these funds to be a necessary extension of S 
a!'"' A^PORtToNMENTS;' "^""'"^ ^'^°"^ ''' '°''' organization^ ''''""°" °''^" 
1 . The funds to be apportioned are: 

World Service and Conference Benevolences 
Ministerial Support and Connectional Administration 
Episcopal Fund 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 
Black Colleges 
Africa University Fund 
Mission Initiatives Fund 
^" ^fll^^^h V"^ Apportionments for each year shall be based on the average 
of the total rrionies disbursed by each church in the four years immediatllv 
S;'oTt"hV° '^1 aPPO'Jionn^f nt year less the approved exclusions eTchyear^ 
T^P rh^L^°'* recent year less the approved exclusions, whichever is lowe 
I he change in apportionments from the previous year shall not increase or 
^n? rf r ^""^^^"^ ^^^.- ^^ e'^^lusions are: Parents on WoSd Ter^S 
ISfscSal R!nH\n5"?r k"""'' Ministerial Support and AdministraS2>n 
Episcopal Fund, and all other apportionments; district work fund; principal 
.PC oiT?- °n '"debtedness; buildings and improvements; local benevSTn 
§ntS T'^n^n^U'^l'^^^' ^^"^^^; Q^n^ral and Conference Advance 
nfJS /i^>"Pm '^u ^i"^' o"P ^? ^^'500 for travel paid by a charge for each 
pastor; United Methodist Student Day; Human {Relations Day;>eace and 
Sha fnn^ w'^TJ r^*'^^ American Awareness Sunday; One Great Houf of 
Sharing; World Communion Sunday; GMW Funcls sent to district or 

Cnnf.TJnf ^' ff^'^'"^ urider Episcopal appointment in a charge of tffi 
Conference; offerings taken for disasters as designated by the Disaster 
Preparedness Committee and the Resident Bishop ^ disaster 

Julv T"]?q^^ th^' OT ^^"q'.^qatio"'^ Started in the fSC Conference after 
niLh ? ' u^ following formula shall be used to determine a new 
se^TeltZ: °' '""'"^ apportioned contributions for missioniSd 

BUDGeT YEAR BASE FORMULA MAXIMUM % INCREASE 

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4 Ano^r,!^ '^ increase cap shall be the percentage determined by Annual Conference 

4. Apportionments to the churches shall be made by the Council on Finance 
and Administration (CFA) based on the current formula. Eacl! ?ause shaS 
^^S. . ^r^^J^u^ru^^^/ °"* .°^ *h^ '"^o'^^ fro"^ funds received up to the 
shi?t all !?.mi'^hl^if k"^""!,' Conf^r^n^^- 'n the event receipts shall faS 
short, all Items shall be paid pro-rata. In the light of possible unforeseen 
and ernergency need within the Annual Conference, the CFA is authorized 
r^Soro suPP'^rpentary appropriations between sessions of the Annual 
^vStl1^?,J supplementary appropriations shall be made only from 

rra'/^oTpt;?o?erofKmi:S'on '^" '^ '''°''^' '" ''^ ^-^--- 

^' t??he cSrpKp ?' °^^^""3' '^^" ^^ ^''^" '" ^^^^ '°^a' ^^^"r^h and remitted 
to the Conference treasurer as separate items. They are not to be included in 



Legislation 208 

the Apportionments: Jnited Methodist Student Day, Human Relations Day, 
Peace with Justice Sunday, Native American Awareness Sunday, One Great 
Hour of Sharing, World Communion Sunday. 

C. No Conference agency's budget shall incorporate funds to be appropriated to 
a non-conference agency, without specific approval of the Council on Ministries 
for program budget items or the CFA for all non-program budget items. All 
funds granted to a non-conference agency must be spent consistent with the 
Social Principles of The (Jnited 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, Mission 
Initiatives, General Administration) and College Sustaining Fund, College Debt 
Retirement, 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. 

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 (Jnited Methodist 
Church. Investments are with the United Methodist Foundation, area banks, and 
with specific minority financial institutions within the bounds of the NC 
Conference. 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 11, Financial Report. The Table 1 and Table 
11 reports for 1997 shall be due to the statistician no later than January 31, 
1998. 

H. The Council may enact its own bylaws governing meetings, quorum, and other 

matters of procedure as authorized in the Discipline, 1609. 5. b. 
I. The Council shall maintain a central treasury for all Conference agencies as 
authorized by 1610.1 1 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, Board of 
Missions, Inc., and Asbury Homes. 
J. All new programs or entities which would not be funded by an existing approved 
budget shall be referred to the CFA for review of budget needs and supplemen- 
tal 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. 
IV. APPROVAL TO SOLICIT FUNDS 

Approval is given to the requests of the following agencies for the privilege of 
soliciting funds throughout the District or Conference. The CFA continues to recom- 
mend that 100% "AMssional Service Giving" be the on-going priority. The Council also 
recommends that stewardship continue to be a missional focus. Conference priority. 

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. 

C. The Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries to solicit from church 
groups and individuals, materials and money for specific projects for the four 
camps of the NC 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 solicitation or 
private campaign may not be taken directly into local churches of the Confer- 
ence through solicitation in classes or other groups or by the use of member- 



209 Legislation 

ship lists (either partial or in entirety), or contact with pastors without approval 
of the CFA. 

F. The United Methodist Foundation, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 

G. The Disaster Preparedness Committee upon joint decision of the committee and 
the Resident Bishop to respond to disasters within the bounds of the NC Annual 
Conference. 

H. Asbury Homes, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 
1. Golden Cross Sunday observance for optional offering. 

V. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' SALARY 

CFA continues to recommend 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. The percentage change, 1997 over 1996, is 6.00; therefore, the 1998 
salary for district superintendents would increase by 6.00% to $68,539.00. 

VI. ORGANIZATION and PROCEDURE presented for information only) 

A. The CFA uses McGladrey & Pullen, Raleigh, NC, as auditors. 

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 his monthly financial reports, for any 
given month, all monies received in the office by 8:30 AM 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 AM on the following workday. 

D. The treasurer may approve minor overexpenditures of a budget line item up to 
$1,000 or 5% of the line item, whichever is less. A request for such overexpen- 
diture 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 
principles of The United Methodist Church" will be furnished to CFA upon 
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 for non-program agencies, or in the case of 
program agencies, by CFA upon recommendation of the Council on Ministries. 

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. 

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 supple- 
mental 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 Compensa- 
tion Funds, COM 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 Confer- 
ence 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. 



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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. 

1. 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. 

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. 

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 reserve 
funds measured at cost basis equal to 10% of the conference operating budget. 
Both cash reserves and realized gains/losses shall be considered as a part of the 
10% reserve goal. Unrealized gains/losses shall be separately reserved for future 
use as recognized in realized gains. Funds in excess of cash requirements shall 
be invested in the United Methodist Foundation in proportion to the percent of 
reserves on hand. 

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 1997: There may be a called meeting in conjunction with Annual 
Conference if necessary to elect officers or conduct other business. 
September 3, 1997: An optional meeting to be held if necessary at the call of 
the President. 

November 12, 1997: A joint CFA/COM budget hearing. The purpose of this 
hearing is to receive a report from boards and agencies on funds spent and 
requested funds for future programs and activities. 

December 10, 1997: To consider apportionment matters and supplemental 
appropriations for salaries. 

February 19, 1998: 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 5, 1998: 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 18, 1997: Apportionments sent to the Districts. 

December 30, 1997: General Church remittances must be received in the 

Treasurer's Office by 8:30 AM in order to receive credit for 1997. 

January 14, 1998: Annual Conference remittances must be received by 8:30 

AM in order to receive credit for 1997. 

January 26, 1998: Requests for supplemental appropriations for the 1998 

operating budget due in the treasurer's office. 

January 31, 1998: Tables I and 11 due to the Conference statistician. 

February 26, 1998: Requests for the 2000 budget, to be adopted at the 1998 

Annual Conference, due in the treasurer's office. 



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VII. CUMCILATIVE 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 CPBF 
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 CPBF 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 CPBF 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 10 business days 
after receiving the bill from the General Board of Pensions. 

B. CGMULATIVE PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND (CPBF) 

1. The lay employee must be full time (at least 25 hours per week). 

2. The lay employee must be an employee for 1 continuous year before 
becoming eligible for CPBF. 

3. The conference contribution will be the same percent as it is for clergy 
(currently 12%). 

4. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same percent as it is 
for clergy (currently 3%). The penalty for not making the contribution will 
be the same as it is for clergy. 

5. Participants in the CPBF must be participants in the BPP. 

C. BASIC PROTECTION PLAN 

1 . Participants in the BPP must be participants in the CPBF. 

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 ratio as it is for 
clergy. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., President 

INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 

I. Croup Term Life Insurance 

A. The current life insurance program is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical 
Life. 

B. Our coverage is $25,000 for active participants, $12,500 for retired clergy up to 
age 72; $2,500 for clergy over age 72. Current spouse and child coverage is 
$10,000 per person. The spouse's insurance terminates at age 65 or upon 
retirement of the subscriber, whichever comes first. Accidental Death and 
Dismemberment is provided to active participants in amounts equal to current 
life coverage but does not cover retirees, spouses, or children. 

C. The montmy premium for single coverage will be $13.00. The monthly premium 
for family coverage will be $17.50. 

D. LIFE INSURANCE CLAIMS PAID IN 1996: 

Eugene A. Collins $25,000.00 

Clifton R. Hollowell 25,000.00 

Lawrence E. Lane 10,000.00 

Ramsey L. Crossno 2,500.00 

Walter Gregory, Sr 2.500.00 

TOTAL BE^^EFITS PAID $65,000.00 

II. Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
A. General 

1 . The Insurance Committee will mail or publish 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 necessary for 
proposals. 

3. Health Screening will be sponsored by the Insurance Committee and 
administered by Health and Human Services on a biannual basis. The 
Insurance Committee encourages everyone to take advantage of this 



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service in 1998. For each subscriber in the Conference plan who partici- 

f)ates in the health screening, the Insurance Committee will donate $2.00 
or handicapped camperships. 
4. The Insurance Committee is to be made up of representatives from the 
following boards and agencies: 2, Board of Pensions; 2, Commission on 
Health and Human Services; 2, Joint Committee on Disability; 2, Board of 
Ordained A\inistry; 3, Lay Members appointed by the Commission on Laity; 
1, Conference Treasurer (without vote); 1, Conference Controller (without 
vote); 1, Conference Group Administrator (without vote); 1, Director of 
Ministerial Relations (without vote). The representative should be elected at 
the organizational meeting of these boards and agencies. 
B. Policyand Rules 

1 . The extent of the benefits provided by the insurance coverage is decided by 
Annual Conference action. Administrative rules and rates are adopted by the 
Insurance Committee. The specific carrier for insurance coverage is selected 
by the Insurance Committee. 

2. Effective January 1, 1997, two options in health insurance coverage are to 
be offered to eligible participants. The current coverage will continue to be 
offered as the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). The new option v/ill be 
offered as the Preferred Provider Select CoPay (PPO Select CoPay). Details 
may be obtained from the Treasurer's Office. 

3. Effective January 1, 1995, eligible clergy received disability coverage 
through the Basic Protection Plan of the General Board of Pensions. 
Effective January 1, 1997, this benefit is 70% of the greater of compensa- 
tion or the DAC less benefits received from CPP and Social Security. 

4. Pre-admission certification is required for in-patient hospital services. 
Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC at 1-800-672-7897. Contact Blue 
Cross Blue Shield within 48 hours followinq an emergency admission. 
Details are printed in your benefit book available from the Treasurer's Office. 
Benefits will be reduced, and/or denied if pre-certification is not obtained. 

5. When an active subscriber reaches age 65 (clergy or lay), he/she should 
sign up for the Medicare program. As long as he/she is actively employed, 
there is no change in benefits. Medicare is the secondary carrier until 
retirement. At the time of retirement, the participant must be enrolled in 
Medicare parts A & B to be eligible for the Medicare Supplement. 

6. The Insurance Committee provides an appeal process for any participant 
who feels that claims have not been adequately satisfied. A written appeal 
with all pertinent information should be made to the Insurance Committee 
chairperson with a copy to the Conference Treasurer's Office. 

7. Payment for the church s portion of the insurance programs must be made 
by the church/charge treasurer. Clergy personal checks cannot be accepted 
as payment for the church's portion. The life insurance premium is paid by 
the church/charge. 

8. Premiums for health and life insurance may be paid in ADVANCE on a 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. 

9. When there is a change of address, or a change in family status, it is the 
insured's responsibility to notify the Treasurer's Office within 30 days. TTie 
toll free number to the Methodist Building in Raleigh is 1-800-849-4433 
where a staff person continues to provide personal attention to insurance 
matters. 

10. Health insurance for the subscriber may continue for 90 days after 
employment is terminated or credentials are surrendered 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. 

1 1 . Laypersons or clergy on maternity/family medical leave may continue their 
insurance coverage, as long as the premiums are paid. 

12. 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 



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month. The one-year waiting period for pre-existing conditions will apply to 
all reinstatements where a lapse in coverage occurs. 

13. Clergy or laypersons who choose not to join the group within 30 days of 
becoming eligible, will be added as late applicants upon completion of a 
new enrollment form. Adding family members or changing the type of 
coverage while enrolled is permitted at anytime during enrollment. A one- 
year waiting period for pre-existing conditions after enrollment will continue 
to be required for late applicants. 

14. At the time of retirement, clergy become eligible for coverage under the 
Board of Pensions group insurance plan currently administered by Blue 
Cross Blue Shield ofNC. 

15. In case of termination of coverage, the church is responsible for the 
premium until the Treasurer's Office is notified in writing of such termina- 
tion. 

16. Effective February 1, 1996, participants applying at any time other than the 
initial enrollment period (thirty days from the date first eligible) would be 
subject to the one year pre-existing conditions 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. 

III. Statement of Intent 

The MC Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life Insurance Plan vath 
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. 

IV. Eligibility Policies 

If you enroll in this program, you are eligible for your coverage to begin on the first day 

of the month following your first day of work. 

Health insurance and life insurance through the Conference groups will be available 

to: 

A. Clergy who are members in full connection of the Conference, probationary and 
commissioned probationary members, associate members, student local clergy, 
part-time local clergy, interim supplies (covered as lay employees) serving kill 
time or part-time under appointment in: 

1 . One of the churches or charges of the NC Conference. 

2. One of the institutions or agencies of this Conference receiving financial 
support from the Conference. 

3. An institution or agency established to provide a ministry or service provided 
that: 

(a) Clergy shall elect in writing within 30 days after the appointment to 
continue the coverage. If the coverage is discontinuea, a one-year 
waiting period for pre-existing conditions will apply before re-establish- 
ing the health insurance coverage, 
(b) Clergy shall be responsible for payment of all health insurance premiums by 
the due date. 

4. Clergy eligible for life and health insurance through the Conference are 
entitled to these benefits. 

B. Clergy on Leave of Absence provided that a written request to continue the 
coverage shall be filed with the Conference treasurer within 30 days after the 
beginning of the leave of absence. 

C. Lay Employees: 

1 . Each church/charge must apply for a group insurance contract with the 
Conference Treasurer's Office in order to offer insurance to eligible lay 
employees. An insurance administrator must be appointed at each 
church/charge to manage insurance policies dealing with lay staff This 
contract may be obtained from the Conference Treasurer's Office. 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. Those churches who 
currently have less than 75% participation will be allowed to continue their 
current coverage of lay employees now under the Conference plan. 
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3. The employee must work a minimum of 25 hours weekly and must be 
enrolled in the period specified for initial enrollment - this period being 
within 30 days of date first eligible, or be added as a late applicant. 

4. The Committee recommends that the church provide this benefit to lay 
employees with the same premium payment policy as recommended for 
clergy. 

V. 1998 Health Insurance Rates Monthly Yearly 

Church Portion $400.90 $4810.80 

Family-Personal Portion $148.47 $1781.64 

Parent/Child-Personal Portion $107.87 $1294.44 

Single-Personal Portion $ 58.28 $ 699.36 

The Insurance Committee is grateful to the members of the Annual Conference for the 

support it receives as the Committee strives to provide the best possible health and life 

insurance benefits. We have looked at all recommendations referred to us; our report 

includes the results of that study. We are glad to report that 36% of our subscribers elected 

the Select Co-pay option for tneir health care insurance in 1997; that number is nearly 

double our projection and is a great help in being able to provide excellent benefits at lower 

costs. We are likewise qratefulfor the work that has been done by the Treasurer's Office 

staff to automate our billing system during the past conference year. Lastly, we appreciate 

the strong sense of responsibility that participants show in their proper use of our plan. 

Together, we have built and will maintain a strong insurance program. 

H. Gray Southern, Chairperson 

ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Introduction: The Morth 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 1997. 

Our board is a strong, representative body from the clergy and laity of this Annual 
Conference that wrestles constantly with its responsibilities outlined in The Book of 
Discipline 1996 (1633). These duties require the board to exercise strong care in its 
examination of candidates for ordination which is both fair and diligent, seeking always to 
encourage and sustain those in the process and to provide resources for growth with those 
already involved with ministry to local churches and other places of mission. 

To provide this report, your Board of Ordained Ministry members have given ten (10) 
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 ministry and their election as 
a) Full-time Local Pastors, b) Associate Members, c) Probationary Members, and d) 
Full Members of the Annual Conference. 

3) To interview and report recommendations concerning a) students to be appointed to 
attend school, b) candidates for ordination as Deacon, and c) candidates for 
ordination as Elder. 

4) To interview applicants and make recommendations concerning changes in ministerial 
relationships: Leaves of Absence, Retirement, Sabbatical Leaves, Disability 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 1996, 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 
diligently to fulfill their duties! This has been a time of transition. The new legislation 
adopted at General Conference last April has significantly changed the structure and 
function of the Board. For example, the Board of Ordained Ministry now has two divisions: 
The Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries and the Division of Elders and Local 



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Pastors. Beginning in 1997 new candidates will no longer be ordained deacon and later 
elder. Instead, candidates will choose to be either a Deacon in Full Connection or an Elder 
in Full Connection. 

Another change from General Conference involves the office of Diaconal Ministry. After 
those now in process complete their work for Diaconal Ministry, no new Diaconals will be 
consecrated. Those interested in specialized ministry and called to word and service will 
pursue ordination as Deacons in Full Connection. These are just a few of the changes. As 
we continue in this time of transition, we covet your prayer, patience, and understanding. 

This year we are pleased to report that eighteen persons will be ordained as Deacons 
on the Elder track. Of these persons, sixteen are Probationary Members in the North 
Carolina Conference, and two are courtesy ordinations for other conferences. Three will be 
ordained Deacon in Associate Membership. In addition, two new Probationary Members on 
the elder track will have their previous orders recognized at the Deacon level. There are 
fourteen persons making the transition from Diaconal Ministry to ordination as Deacons in 
Full Connection. Our class for Elders in Full Connection numbers fourteen. This year's 
retirement class includes eighteen Full Members, one Associate Member, and one Local 
Pastor. Our large number of retiring pastors each year continues to provide opportunities 
for many persons to enter this field of service! 

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. F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Robbie W. Barrett, and Lynn F. Jefferson. 
We are indebted to these individuals for their excellent work and dedication to the Ordained 
Ministry of our Annual Conference. 
Requirements for Ministry {Board of Ordained Ministry} 

The Board of Ordainea Ministry reminds the Annual Conference and the ministerial 
candidates preparing for membership relationships to the North Carolina Annual Conference 
that several actions of past Annual Conference sessions have established requirements that 
go beyond the basic steps found in The Book of Discipline. 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED ON OR BEFORE JUNE, 1988 

Local pastors in progress or serving prior to 1988 must complete at least the five-year 
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 AND FOLLOWING 

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 1988: 

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 
Only those persons who have completed the M.Div. degree (or its equivalent) in 
seminary shall be elected to full membership (1975). Attention is called to the course 
requirements contained in 1I326(3)c of The 1996 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 
Nominations 
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

From THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE 1996{n35\.\h. 634) 



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TO BE ELECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE SESSION GPON NOMINATION BY THE BISHOP: 
{Members of the committee may not serve on the Cabinet or the Board of Ordained 
Ministry} 

Doris T. Fox, Charles K. Morrison, H. Gray Southern 

Alternates: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce Pate 

Roger V. Elliott, Chairperson 
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) termination of 
conference relationship (surrender of credentials). 

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 tne Cabinet 
or the Board of Ordained AAinistry. The committee attempts to determine what is 
appropriate in each case by posing questions, offering counsel, and providing support. The 
committee then discusses tne 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 May 6, 1997. 

Lisa B. Cole, 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 199o Book of Discipline, 1348.1, "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 1996 
Discipline, 1348.2, further states, "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 ministers of the NC Annual Conference. The brochure contains 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 1996 Book of Discipline, 11325.2, 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 



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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 orqanized structured proqrann of 
formal study under competent leadership with clearly definedgoals 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 (CEG) to be earned by each minister from an approved 
continuing education program each year. One CEG is defined as ten contact hours of 
participation in an approved continuing education program. 

2. Guidelines for Continuing Education Programs: CEG's 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 Auailability: 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 which will enhance tne 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. 
(The Book of Discipline, 1996, 11348.2) 

3. Recommends to the church's Finance Committee budgetary funds to be applied 
toward the minister's continuing education program. In providing funds for 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 acceptances. Thus, it is not possible (nor is it desirable) for the Conference to 
assume a major responsibility. 

All persons under episcopal appointment to charges. Conference staff positions, 
district superintendencies. Conference Evangelists, and Conference-related agencies and 
institutions, retired supply, and ABLC categories C and D (with total funding for all category 
C and D applications being no more than $1500) are eligible for grants from Conference 
funds provided: 

1. The program does not lead to advancement from one level of Conference 
relationship to another. 

2. The program meets the definitions and Conference guidelines described above. 

3. The applicant has documented his or her efforts to secure funding from other 
sources, including local church, Duke Endowment, and personal. 

4. 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. 

Limits to Conference Funds: 

1 . The maximum grant to an individual applicant over one conference year is $300.00. 

2. For a one CEU event, no more than $100; a two CEG event, $200; a three CEG 
event, a maximum of $300 if the cost of the event merits it. 

3. The event must involve some definite measure of intensive study by the participant 
and offer at least OME Continuing Education Gnit. 



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4. Grants for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) can be given when the CPE program 
offers the required CEG credits. Mo more than $300 per CPE unit will be granted. Grants 
for CPE are given only for non-degree programs. 5. One CEG will be granted to interested 
persons who attend all sessions of the Bishop's Seminar. However, educational grants will 
not be available for this event. 

6. Holy Land Trips - A grant accordinq to the current policy may be made once in a 
pastor's career, provided funding is available. 

Monitoring Continuinq Education Units: 

1 . The district superintendent, in annual consultation, may suggest to the 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. 

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 his or her district superintendent. 

3. It is the responsibility of each minister to determine, in consultation with the 
Committee on Continuing Education, if a proposed program meets the criteria prior to 
participation and funding. 

Homer E. Morris, Chairperson 
IDENTIFICATION AND ENLISTMENT, COMMITTEE ON 

The identification and enlistment of persons for ministry is a primary responsibility of 
the Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (1633.2a). 

Identification and enlistment of prospective ministers for the church, specifically 
including ethnic groups and women, should be the result of continuous and intentional 
study of the short-, medium-, and long-term needs of the constituencies of the church. This 
responsibility necessitates a team effort by the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the 
Bisnop and Cabinet, the Conference Council on Ministries, the District Committees on 
Ordained Ministry, pastors of local churches, and the Committee on Pastor-Parish Relations 
in the local congregations. Imperative in this team work is the encouragement and support 
of pastors of local churches, who through sharing their story of call to ministry, might be 
instrumental in creating an awareness of such a call on persons in the congregations which 
they serve. Response from Conference ethnic caucuses will prove helpful in addressing the 
particular needs of the ethnic groups within the life of the Conference. 

As a means of encouraging awareness of call to ministry, our conference conducted 
a sermon writinq contest on the topic of call to ministry this year. The winning entry was 
published in the North Carolina Christian Advocate. 

Twenty-eight youth and young adults from the North Carolina conference attended 
"Expio '96" in Dallas, Texas, sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and 
Ministry. As well, consideration of an event cosponsored by the Western North Carolina 
Annual Conference to reach persons as a second career continue. 

The intention of the Enlistment Committee is to raise the consciousness of our 
constituency that identification and enlistment is an ongoing concern that touches every 
dimension of our church. To that end this Committee shall oe committed to the seeking 
of persons for ordained ministry throughout the year. 

William E. Braswell, Chairperson 
MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND, COMMITTEE ON 

Since 1968, more than 325 million dollars have been given by local congregations to 
the Ministerial Education Fund. 

The first priority of the MEF is to provide underlying support to our 13 outstanding 
Cinited Methodist seminaries. 

The MEF is literally the "life-blood" of our seminaries. It also supports annual 
conference boards of ordained and diaconal ministry for programs they provide for clergy 
and diaconal ministers. Since 1970 more than 80 million dollars from the MEF have 
supported conference board services in each of the annual conferences. 

So the MEF is not just for seminaries. Every annual conference and every clergy person 
and diaconal minister benefit from the fund. 
Here's how that support is expressed: 

Within the boundary of the North Carolina Annual Conference is MEF supported Duke 
Divinity School, which for over 60 years has prepared men and women for leadership in the 
church as clergy and laity. Other institutions supported by MEF: Boston University School 
of Theology; Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta; The Theological 
School at Drew CJniversity in Madison, New Jersey; Gammon Theological Seminary in 
Atlanta, Georgia; Garrett-Elvanqelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois; lliff School 
of Theology in Denver; Methodist Theological School in Ohio; Perkins School of Theology 
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City, Missouri; School of Theology at Claremont; United Theological Seminary in Dayton; 
Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 

The MEF provides scholarships for students studying for the ordained and diaconal 
ministry in the 13 United Methodist seminaries and non-Gnited Methodist seminaries, which 
are approved by The United Methodist Church. These scholarship funds for seminary 
students are administered through the conference boards. 

It also supports the course of study schools, an alternate form of ministerial education. 
More than 2,300 people are involved in 12 course of study schools. Each summer this 
program is sponsored by the division of ordained ministry and taught by seminary 
professors and conference leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. 

In addition, the MEF provides support for: continuing education, pastoral care 
initiatives and the divisions of ordained and diaconal ministry at the General Board of Higher 
Education and Ministry (GBHEM). 

The A^F also funds research and special programs related to candidacy, enlistment 
(such as Exploration '96), clergywomen concerns, racial and ethnic concerns, spiritual 
formation, testing and evaluation, training of boards of ordained and diaconal 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. 

ACTIVITY OF THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND: 

Raised in 1996 $454,279.61 

Portion Remitted to Division of Higher Education 

and Ministry (75% of Apportionment) 340,709.72 

Portion retained by Board of Ordained A^nistry 

(25% of Apportionment) 1 13,569.89 

Financial Assistance Granted (1996): 

Scholarships to Mnisterial Candidates and Ministerial 

Education Grants (82) 1 13,397.39 

Board of Diaconal Ministry Grants (1) 172.50 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Ordained Ministry: 
Seminaries - 80 

Asbury Theological Seminary .7 

Candler School of Theology 2 

Drew University 1 

Duke Divinity School 67 

Garrett 1 

lliff 1 

United Theological Seminary 1 

Undergraduate Schools - 2 

East Carolina University 1 

Elizabeth City State University 1 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Diaconal Ministry -1 

Wesley Theological Seminary 1 

Milton T. Mann, Chairperson 
NORTH CAROLINA PASTORS' SCHOOL 
AND DOKE DIVINITY SCHOOL CONVOCATION 

The 1996 Pastors' School and Convocation offered participants an opportunity to 
explore the field of preaching, 

visual arts in worship, and the rise of Pentecostal spirituality in the twenty-first century. 
Harvey G. Cox, Victor S. Thomas, Professors of Divinity at Harvard University, presented the 
James A. Gray Lectures exploring "Jesus and Generation X. " Barbara Brown Taylor, Rector 
of Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarksville, Georgia, was the Franklin S. Hickman 
Lecturer and examined " Preaching and the Three lives of a Sermon. "The keynote speaker 
for the Convocation was Douglas G. Adams, Professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific 
School of Religion in Berkley, California. Dr. Adams' presentation was "Visual Arts as 
Evangelism in Worship. " Bishop Charlene Kammerer, Bishop of the Western North 
Carolina Conference; and Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Bishop of the North Carolina 
Conference, were Convocation preachers. The Pastors' School offered ten continuing 
education courses for clergy and laity. The courses covered such items as the Pentecostal 
Movement, American Family in the Household of God, Preaching from Revelation, United 
Methodist and American Culture, and Theological Lessons on Ministry from Dietrich 
Bonhoffer. A highlight of the Convocation was the opportunity to welcome our new bishops 
and to sit down in conversation with our Episcopal leaders. 

The 1997 Convocation and Pastors School will be October 13, 14, 15 at Duke 
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Tuesday and Wednesday. Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey of the South Carolina Conference 
will be preaching on Monday. Barbara Brown Zikmund is the Gray Lecturer and Loren Mead 
is the Hickman Lecturer. Seminar leaders for the Convocation are Jeanette Stokes, James 
Efird, Gavle Felton, Bill Lawrence, Russell Richey, Roger Loyd, Roberta Schaafsma, and 
James Wallis. Look for a brochure giving all the details later in the summer. 

Member: Board of Managers - 
Class of 1997 - R. Carl Frazier, Jr., Judi J. Smith 
Class of 1998 - Susan Pate-Greenwood, William W. Sherman, Jr. 
Class of 1999 - F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., Larry Robinson 
Class of 2000 - Robert L. Huckaby, Jr., Milford Oxendine, Jr. 
Class of 2001 - R. Carl Frazier, Jr., Richard L Stone 111 

Carl M. Worthy, Jr., Chairperson 
PASTORAL CARE, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee on Pastoral Care has, since 1971, served the Morth Carolina Annual 
Conference by providing financial aid for confidential professional counseling and marriage 
and family enrichment. The Committee is comprised of four members from the Board of 
Ordained A\inistry (one of whom serves as chair); one member from the Board of Diaconal 
Ministry; one representative from the Conference Clergy Living Committee; one representa- 
tive from the Clergy Partners Association; one Pastoral Counselor; and two members from 
the Commission on Health and Human Services. Funding for grants and expenses of the 
committee is included in the budget of the Board of OrdainecTAMnistry 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. The 
financial grants, of up to $400.00 per family, are provided to cover one-half of the cost of 
counseling sessions. Ministers under the MC Conference Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health 
Insurance Program should review the Health Care Benefit Program Book as up to 80% of 
financial coverage is provided for outpatient psychiatric care. The coordination of insurance 
benefits and Pastoral Care Grants should not exceed 100% of fees charged. 
MARRIAGE AHD FAMILY ENRICHMENT 

The Committee on Pastoral Care encourages participation in marriage and family 
enrichment events, including those focusing on the needs of single as well as married 
ministers. Grants of up to $100 per individual, or $200 per family or couple 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 

Whereas, conference clergy and diaconal ministers and their families are eligible for 
grants, a family is defined as dependents of the minister living in the minister's home or 
parsonage, including spouse, children, parents, and grandparents. Children of the minister 
are eligible whether or not attending college or living at home through the age of twenty- 
two. 

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 IK 448, 449, or 450 of The Book of Discipline (1992), 
OR any person, regardless of conference relationship, who is serving a local church 
of the NC Annual Conference, or a dependent. 

2. Diaconal Ministers, or candidates who are serving a local church, members of the MC 
Annual Conference, and whose status is active, retired, or on leave in accordance with 
K 313.1 of The Book of Discipline (1992), or a dependent. 

Special circumstances: 

1. Grant eligibility is provided when ministerial couples undergo marital separation or 
divorce. The amount provided is $400.00 for each spouse for a maximum of two years 
following the separation. 

2. Grant eligibility continues for two years for persons who have terminated their 
relationship with The United Methodist Church, and for surviving spouses of ministers. 

COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS WHO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Only counselors or therapists who meet the following criteria qualify to receive grants 
from the Committee on Pastoral Care: 

Counselors: Clinical members of the American Association of Marriage and Family 
Therapists (AAMFT); 

Pastoral Counselors: Members of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC); 
Psychiatrists: American Medical Association (AMA) Board Certification; 
Psychologists (Clinical): Licensed Practicing Psychologists; and 

Social Workers: Certified Clinical Social Workers (CCSW) or equivalent licensure in the 
jurisdiction of practice. 



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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 
Pastoral Care in the following manner: 

1 . The counselor or therapist requests an application form, a Conference Directory, and 
instructions from the Chairperson of the Pastoral Care Committee. This request should 
be addressed in care of the Office of Ministerial Relations, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 
27605. 

2. Once the application, Conference Directory, and instructions for a Pastoral 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 Office of Ministerial 
Relations. 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 
paicT Clients should request from the therapist a statement showing the amount of 
financial assistance received from the Pastoral Care Committee and should request the 
therapist to contact the Chairperson of Pastoral Care to negotiate an acceptable 
procedure if any problems arise concerning this process. The client, not the Pastoral 
Care Committee, is responsible for all contracts, negotiated fees, and payment of 
services that are provided. 

1996 REPORT 

In 1996, the Committee on Pastoral Care granted $15,825 for counseling sessions. 
This represents 807 sessions with counselors and therapists during the calendar year (25 
less than provided in 1995). Grants were processed for 57 client units during 1996, 
representing 572 sessions for clergy, 70 for spouses, 25 for families; and 83 for dependent 
children. Of these 57 units, 1 1 (or 19%) received the 1996 maximum of $400 in assistance. 

Jerry Lowry, Chairperson 
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND EVALUATION, COMMITTEE ON 

The North Carolina Annual Conference requires and administers psychological 
assessment and evaluation of all who seek to enter ordained ministry in our Conference. 
Responsibility for this area is given to the Committee on Psychological Testing. Members 
of the committee for 1997-98 are: Trish Hicks, Merritt Jones, Larry Robinson, and Peg Witt. 

Psychological testing serves two purposes. For the individual, the results offer the 
candidate information, feedback, and guidance toward psychological health and wholeness. 
For the Board of Ordained Ministry, the evaluation results offer assistance in the 
discernment process about candidates. The Board uses this testing as only one part of the 
evaluation process. 

For tnose who entered ordained ministry under The 1992 Discipline or prior 
Disciplines, the requirement was for those seeking ordination as a Deacon and Probationary 
Member of the Conference. With the 1996 General Conference, all who now become 
candidates under The 1996 Discipline will be reauired to be tested — whether they hope 
to become Mew Order Deacon or New Order Elder. 

The required tests are: Personal Data Inventory, Incomplete Sentences, Personal 
Research Form (Values), Myers/Briggs Type Indication (Personality), Minnesota Multi- 
phasic Personality Inventory (Pathology), and 16 PF (back-up to the MMPI). Probationary 
members of other annual conferences seeking to transfer into this conference must release 
information on their testing to the Transfer Committee of this board. 

The cost of testing is borne by the Board of Ordained A\inistry for persons within the 
North Carolina Annual Conference. For those transferring into our conference, we also bear 
the cost when such testing is done at the time our candidates are group tested. Those who 
choose testing other than through the above process will bear the expense themselves. 

Testing services are provided by Dr. Gary Brown, a retired Elder from the Western 
North Carolina Annual Conference who has his doctorate in counseling. We appreciate the 
faithful and effective work Dr. Brown does in helping our Committee and our Board to do 
its work for the well-being of Christ's Church and to the glory of God. 

Peg Ormsby Witt, Chairperson 
RESIDENCY IN ORDAINED MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

1996 Book of Discipline, 11317 - Probationary Service of Commissioning Ministers 

K417.3 in the 1992 Book of Discipline states: 

''Each probationary member shall have an elder in full connection assigned by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry as counselor during the period of probation. " 

The North Carolina Conference Residency in Ordained Ministry program meets this 
requirement through the cluster group model. Probationers meet in small groups 



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throughout the probationary period. Cluster leaders are elders who are not members of the 
Board of Ordained Ministry. Every effort is made to keep each participant in the same 
cluster, and with the same leader, for the duration of the probationary experience. This 
arrangement provides a particularly important collegiality ana support for the probationers. 

m November 1996 the committee sponsored a pre-probationary seminar for 
candidates preparing for probationary membership. Representatives from the Board of 
Ordained AMnistry's interview committees presented overviews of the interview process. 

Each year. Phase I Probationers, those in their first year of probationary relationship, 
meet for an overnight retreat. A resource person, selected by the committee, leads the 
group in exploring issues such as call to ministry, spiritual formation, and practical concerns 
of pastoral leadership in the local church. 

Phase 11 members are those in the second year of probationary membership with the 
Annual Conference. They work in their cluster gatherings to prepare for full conference 
membership and ordination as elders. A retreat is held at Duke Divinity School each fall to 
assist this group in their preparation. 

Phase 111 is designed to help probationers who must reappear before the board for 
Elder's orders and full conference membership. With the new ordering of ministry, new 
categories will be developed for these probationary periods. 

The Residency in Ordained Ministry Committee is committed to helping candidates for 
ordained ministry in every way possible. 

David Malloy, Chairperson 

PAST SERVICE PENSION LIABILITY, TASK FORCE ON 

The Task Force on Past Service Pension Liability was appointed following the 1995 
session of the MC Annual Conference. As reported last year, the Task Force spent the first 
year seeking to clarify the issues surrounding the unfunded portion of the pre- 1982 
pension liability. In that first year the Task Force received updated actuarial studies as well 
as updated cornputations regarding the anticipated cost over the next several decades. 
Once the Task F^orce had a sense of the pension program's history, its present situation 
and its anticipated needs for future funding, it was time to share this information with the 
people. 

The Task Force first prepared a document entitled: Questions and Ansivers for the 
/VC Conference M)Out Past Service Liability. In January and February of this year, a 
session was held in each district to both inform and listen to the clergy and laity. It is 
estimated that approximately 3,000 persons participated in these presentations. The Task 
Force felt that people left with a greater understanding of the present pension situation. 
However, that is not to say that everyone went home with every question answered and 
every concern expressed. 

In response to the questions and concerns that were expressed during these sessions 
and in the days that followed, a second "Question and Answer" document is being 
prepared. In that document the Task Force will attempt to answer the most frequent 
questions and respond to both the concerns and suggestions that have been made. The 
Task Force is appreciative of all who participated in the district sessions. 

Many options have been suggested. Conversations have been held with persons 
throughout Gnited Methodism who are dealing with pension issues. The Task Force has 
considered, sought advice and wrestled with all of the options. Among the options has 
been the consideration of a capital campaign. To assist in the task of investigating the 
possibility of such a campaign, the Conference retained the service of Ketchum, Inc., a 
professional consulting firm. Their report will be received following the deadline for the 
submission of this report. 

The Task Force will consider the recommendation of Ketchum, Inc., in consultation 
with the Cabinet, and bring a report to the Annual Conference. Prior to the convening of 
the 1997 MC Annual Conference, a mailing will be sent to all delegates with the 
recommendations of the Task Force. Included with the recommendation(s) will be the 
second "Question and Answer" document. 

The Task Force, and many others throughout the MC Annual Conference, continue 
to believe that the matter of unfunded pension liability is a ministry which demands our 
attention. It will continue to make every effort to bring recommendations that not only 
insure that this liability is paid, but that it is paid while allowing the many other vital 
ministries of our Annual Conference to continue. 

Let me as chairperson express appreciation, on your behalf, to the members of the 
Task Force who have given so graciously of their time and talents to this ministry. 
Recommendations of the Task Force (as amended by the Annual Conference) 
The recommendations to be considered by this session of Annual Conference: 



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1) That the Bishop appoint a successor body to the Task Force on Unfunded Pension 
Liability to be named the Committee on Special Conference Funds. The Committee, in 
consultation with the Board of Pensions, Cabinet and the Council on Finance and 
Administration, would monitor and make recommendations to the Annual Conference 
regarding the unfunded pension liability. 

While primary focus of the Committee shall be the unfunded pension liability, the 
Committee may also, in co-operation with United Methodist Foundation, guide the Annual 
Conference in the development of special gifts from individuals, foundations, and/or local 
churches for other causes. 

The Committee will be determined by the Bishop with the following persons named 
as voting ex-officio members: Conference Treasurer, President or Executive Director of 
United Methodist Foundation, Representative from the Board of Pensions, and Representa- 
tive from the Council on Finance and Administration. 

2) That the Annual Conference employ a part-time Director of Current Giving 
(September 1997 through December 1999) whose primary role would be to seek gifts for 
the unfunded pension liability. The Director of Current Giving would report to the Bishop 
or to whomever designated by the Bishop. The Committee shall work in consort with 
United Methodist Foundation in developing the job description for the Director of Current 
Giving and in providing general supervision of said Director. The Committee shall 
determine the cost for the position and shall make a request to the Council on Finance 
and Administration for a supplemental appropriation to cover said cost. 

3) That the position of Director of Current Giving become a full-time position in the year 
2000 and that funding for said position be done by off-setting reductions in the 
Conference budget. The primary focus of the full-time Director of Current Giving shall 
continue to be the unfunded pension liability until such time as an effective plan to address 
this liability is in place and working by vote of the Annual Conference. 

4) That those local churches which did not pay 100% of their 1996 apportionments 
submit a plan, at the 1997 Charge Conference, for how they are moving towards full 
acceptance and funding of their apportionments by the end of the quadrennium (2000). 
The full payment of apportionments is understood to be the basis of our connectional 
ministry and essential for payment of the unfunded pension liability. 

Edward F. Hill 11, Chairperson 

PENSIONS, BOARD OF 

Report A - General Information 

I. We recommend special appropriations for the following persons in the indicated 
amounts: 

Ministers: 

A. To be paid by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits: 

1 . Matt R. Gardner, an amount equal to one year of credit. 

2. Howard M. Wilkinson, an amount equal to two years of credit. 

B. To be paid from the Pension support Fund: 

1. Carl Reed Calloway, total annual benefit $385.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

2. Oscar Cummings, total annual benefit of $1,394.04, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

3. Willie J. Evans, total annual benefit of $3,240.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments, plus premiums for group health and life insurance. 

4. 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 and life insurance, and that this arrangement remain 
in effect until the Board of Pensions presents alternative action to the 
Annual Conference. 

Surviving Spouses: 

Mrs. Doris Dellinger Reynolds, buildup to 20% of the denominational average 

compensation for 1982 with 2% annual increase. 

II. We concur with the following ministers for Disability Leave: 

A. Wilson Edward Barber - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

B. George Franklin Blanchard - Continued, Effective October 1, 1993 

C. Nathan Hooks Byrd - Continued, Effective September 1, 1995 

D. William Thomas Clarke - Continued, Effective January 1, 1996 

E. Robert Blair Craig (FL) - Continued, Effective December 1, 1992 

F. Donnie Gray Davis, Sr. (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1, 1992 

G. Julian Brice Helms, Jr. - Continued, Effective December 1, 1993 



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H. James Wesley Hicks, Jr. (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1, 1989 

[. Richard Farmer Lewis (AM) - Continued, Effective March 1, 1995 

J. D. Susan Moore - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

K. George Calvin Smith - Continued, Effective April 1, 1990 

L. Michael Lawrence Tart - Continued, Effective May 1, 1996 

We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 

time: MONE 

Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last Annual Conference? 
MONE 



Claimants removed from responsibility roll by death: 
A. Verna Ella Turlington Rhiner - 07/1 



A. Verna Ella Turlington Rhiner - 07/14/96 

B. Bonnie Ruth Mains Miller - 08/06/96 

C. Clifton Riddick Hollowell - 09/22/96 

D. Martha Shearon Hirschi - 10/18/96 

E. Russell Saqe Harrison - 12/21/96 

P. Katharine Elizabeth Poyner Crossno - 01/08/97 

G. Leon Moran Brock -02/19/97 

H. William Franklin Meacham - 03/24/97 

I. Mary Alice Harris Locklear - 3/29/97 

J. Charles Irvin Gmstead, Jr. - 04/01/97 

K. Frederick Fairfax Dillon - 04/12/97 

L. Theodore Roosevelt Jenkins - 05/26/97 

IV. New Claimants: 

A. Jo Anne Mathews Hollowell - 09/22/96 

B. Carrie Hettie Rook Meacham - 03/24/97 

C. Etta Mae Moore Gmstead -04/01/97 

D. Dorothy /Knita Thompson Dillon - 04/12/97 

V. Ministers retiring this year: 

A. Par. 355. 1 (Mandatory Retirement - Age 70) 

GERALD RUDOLPH M/\SSEY (AM) (Age 70, 29.00 years under appointment with 
13.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

B. Par. 355.2a (Early Retirement - 20 or more years under appointment) 
W1LL1/\M EDWARD PRIVETTE (Age 48, 29.00 years under appointment with 
1 1.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

C. Par. 355.2b (Retirement with Actuarily Reduced Benefits - Age 62 or 35 years 
under appointment) 

OTTO HENRY CARL HARDT (Age 63, 18.50 years under appointment with 
03.00 years of North Carolina Credlit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ROBERT GENTRY H/\RR1S, JR. (Age 60, 38.00 years under appointment with 
07.75 years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

D. Par. 355.2c (Regular Retirement - Age 65 or 40 years under appointment) 
JOSEPH CGLBRETH /KLEXANDER, JR. (Age 62, 40.00 years under appointment 
with 12.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 

JOHN CLEVELAND ANDREWS (Age 68, 37.00 years under appointment mth 
20.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ROBERT LEE B/M-DRIDGE (Age 63, 41.00 years under appointment with 25.50 
years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
BOBBY CARL BLACK (Age 64, 40.00 years under appointment with 00.00 years 
of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
WILLIAM ERIC CARSON (Age 66, 26.00 years under appointment with 10.50 
years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
RGDOLPH HART HODGE (Age 69, 28.50 years under appointment with 14.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 12.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
JGUGS OSCAR JERNIG/MN (Age 67, 45.75 years under appointment with 05.75 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
JOHN MILFORD MACKEY (Age 63, 41.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
TRACY AGBREY M/KNESS (Age 65, 37.00 years under appointment with 05.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ROBERT JOSEPH RGDD (Age 68, 41.00 years under appointment with 18.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
WILLI/\M RGSSELL RGDD (Age 65, 12.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 07.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ROBIN JEROME SCROGGS (Age 66, 42.00 years under appointment with 04.00 



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years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
JAMES MILLARD SHORT (Age 68, 36.00 years under appointment with 19.50 
years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
RCJFGS HAYWOOD STARK II (Age 65, 42.75 years under appointment with 
27.25 years of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ELDON G. WOODCOCK (Age 67, 36.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

E. Par. 356.3 (Honorable Location, Retired) 

PAGL DAVID GR/\NGER (Age 62, 14.50 years under appointment with 05.50 
years of North Carolina crecJit and 05.25 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

Local Pastors retiring this year: 

ROBERT HOUSTON HARGROVE (Age 62, 16.00 years under appointment with 00.50 

year of North Carolina Credit and 15.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

VII. We recommend that the expense account of the Board of Pensions and such 
independent consultation expense as necessary during 1997-1998 be paid from funds 
designated as Administrative Expense in the board of Pensions Budget. 

VIII. Extension Ministries (11 506.4h): 

A. With pension credit by the Annual Conference - (MPP/CPP Funds will be 
transferred from the Pension Budget to the various offices and agencies toward 
the payment of MPP and CPP in 1997. 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.) 

Douglas L. Byrd Stephen C. Compton Jimmy F. Cummings 

John A. Farmer F. Belton Joyner, Jr. Bruce E. Stanley 

Hope Morgan Ward 

B. With pension responsibility on the agency/institution served: 



Gilbert W. Beeson, Jr. 
Wesley F. Brown 
Daniel R. Chandler 
Robert S. Christian 
Ronald D. Cyr 
Franklin D. Daniels 
Gayle Carlton Felton 
/Mvester I. Gales, Jr. 
Donald F. Gum 
Stephen B. Hall 
Phyllis Hicks 
Richard C. Jackson 
J. Mark Kasper 
W. Joseph Mann 
Michele R. Merchant 
Donald C. Nagel 
James H. Pace 
Reginald W. Ponder 
Barbara H. Price 
Michael W. Safley 
William G. Sharpe IV 
Sidney E. Stafford 
John L Stokes III 
James I. Warren, Jr. 
Malcolm Willinqham 



Nancy Ruth Best 
Leonard C. Byers II 
George P. Chandler 
John G. Cottingham 
Thomas A. Danek 
H. Charles Davis 
Julie Forringer-May 
Rachel Gonia 
J. Milton Hadley, Jr. 
M. Elton Hendricks 
Randy A. Hillman 
David O. Jenkins 
Jerry D. Lewis 
Leslie Marsicano 
Deborah A. Morgan 
Kirk B. Oldham 
Carrie W. Parrish 
Ernest R. Porter 
Joan M. Purcell 
Carla Scanlan 
A. Clay Smith 
E.Douglas Stanfield 
Leo C. Thompson 
Walter P. Weaver 
A. J. Wilson 



Phillip S. Brown 
Dennis M. Campbell 
Corbin L. Cherry 
Richard L. Cox 
David E. Daniel 
Jan J. Dickens 
K. Mike Franklin 
David R. Grissom 
Michael L Hale 
Charles M. Herring 
Pamela J. Hudson 
C. Reginald Johnson 
Robert L. Mangum 
J. Stanley McQuade 
Miles Murphy, Jr. 
John K. Ormond, Jr. 
F. Gerald Peterson 
Benjamin F. Potter 
Russell E. Richey 
Richard Shannonhouse 
Neil E. Smith 
David C. Steinmetz 
James M. Waggoner 
Julia Webb-Bowden 



IX. Recommendations for additional service credit: NONE 

Report B - Recommendations for the Pension Program 

I. Past Service Liability 

A. Past service will continue to be paid on the defined benefit concept (per service 
year rate) 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. 

B. Goal of defined benefits (per service year rate) has been defined in the Book of 
Discipline for many years as 1% of the Conference Average Compensation. TTie 
1998 CAC for the North Carolina Conference is $39,900. 

C. The current rate is $356 per service year. Participation in the new Ministerial 
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the Conference Average Compensation increases, to at least 0.9% of the CAC to 
continue to participate fully in the new pension program. We propose that the 
past service rate beginning January 1, 1998 be increased to 5367 per service 
year, and that further increases will be presented to the Annual Conferences of 
the future as the Conference Average Compensation increases. This increase 
creates an unfunded liability of $28,326,168. 

D. To increase any past service rate will always involve accepting an unfunded 
liability that must be satisfied by either a single cash payment, a series of planned 
payments, or a combination of both. 

E. The Annual Past Service Deposit for 1998 required by the General Board of 
Pensions is $2,916,555 (Due Date December 31, 1998). The amount needed in 
the 1998 budget to fund our total liability by the year 2021 is $1,700,000. 
Additionally, for other benefit plans; such as, health and life insurance, pension 
grants, administration, etc., the 1999 budget request is $1,100,000. 

II. Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) 

Guidelines for the A^nisterial Pension Plan and the Comprehensive Protection Plan are 
contained in the 1983 and 1984 Journals of the Morth Carolina Conference. Thus we 
call to your attention only those guidelines that are relevant to these programs. 

A. Service on and after January 1, 1982 will be funded on a new concept, called a 
defined contribution plan. 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 as follows: 

Take Cash Income (salary OriLY)e.g $30,000.00 

Add 25% of Cash Income or Housing Allowance 7.500.00 

Plan Compensation will be $37,500.00 

1 . No travel or utility funding is ever used in Plan Compensation calculations 
since these are considered by the General Board of Pension and Health 
Benefits to be items of local 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 and both are used, 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 General Board of Pension and 
Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

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 beneficia- 
ries 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. 

G. Unfunded Liability Actuarial Funding Study (Third Year Study, 1990 - 1993) 

1. Interest assumption decreased from 9% to 8%. 

2. Past Service Rate assumption continued at a 5% increase. 

3. No change at the present is required in contribution pattern (new money). 

III. Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) 

A. This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit, disability 
income, and funding Tor 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 
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includes educational benefits for the children of a deceased minister. This part 
of the new plan is only available to those ministers covered under the CPP. 

1 . Death benefits provide 150% of the Denominational Average Compensation 
(DAC) as the benefit paid on the death of an active minister through age 46, 
dropping on a graduated basis to 20% of the DAC upon retirement at any 
age. (The DAC for 1997 is $37,084.00 and for 1998 it is $38,298.00.) 

2. Disability payments are based on 40% of the Denominational Average 
Compensation in effect at the time the minister is placed on Disability 
Leave. 

3. The peerage program provides for a contribution from the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan to the minister's Church Account of a sufficient amount to 

Erovide the minister with a total contribution for the year based on the 
lenominational Average Compensation at 12% of Plan Compensation 
based on the Denominational Average Compensation for those eligible. 

4. The Comprehensive Protection Plan contribution from the local church is 
to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the General Board 
of Pension and Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

B. The cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan is a 4.4% contribution of actual 
Plan Compensation (up to 4.4% of the Denominational Average Compensation). 
The pastor shall be required to pay 1% of Plan Compensation (up to 1% of DAC) 
and the church or charge shall pay 3.4% of Plan Compensation (up to 3.4% of 
DAC). (Effective January 1, 1990) 

IV. 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 the build-up of contributions to the Church Account of those 
ministers whose compensation is below the Denominational Average Compensation. 

A. Costs of the Ministerial Pension Plan/Comprehensive Protection Plan will be borne 
by the local charge as an item of ministerial support according to the Plan 
Compensation of the minister and the category of the charge. 

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 the DAC) 
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 

B. The pastor will make regular monthly payments to the General Board of Pension 
and Health Benefits through the local church treasurer for hisAier 1% of Plan 
Compensation (up to 1% of the DAC) for CPP. 

C. The pastor will 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%. 

V. Policies Related to Life and Hospital Insurance 

A. Surviving spouses who are not covered under the minister's hospital insurance 
must request coverage within thirty (30) days after the death of the pastor to 
avoid the one year waiting period for pre-existing conditions. 

1 . When surviving spouses are employed and provided hospital insurance, the 
policy of the Board of Pensions will be the secondary carrier. 

2. If the surviving spouse remarries, the hospital insurance will terminate until 
the said surviving spouse attains age 65 or the dissolution of the marriage. 

3. A surviving spouse,who married the pastor after he/she retired, is not eligible 
to be covered by the Hospital Group Plan after the death of the pastor. 

B. Pastors Insurance (to become effective at the conclusion of the 1988 Session of 
the Annual Conference.) 

1 . Pastors 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 will have their hospital and life insurance paid by the 
Conference Board of Pensions when the minister 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 (35) 
years of pension credit is in the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

2. A pastor who retires from the North Carolina /\nnual Conference with less 
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Years of Service Earned 
in NC Conference 
at Retirement Time 
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Carolina Annual Conference will pay, when he/she attains age 62 and 
receives pension benefits, a portion of the premium by the following 
formula: 

Payment by the Payment by the 

Conference Board Retired 

of Pensions Ministers 

95% 5% 

18 90% 10% 

17 85% 15% 

16 80% 20% 

15 75% 25% 

14 70% 30% 

13 65% 35% 

12 60% 40% 

11 55% 45% 

10 50% 50% 

9 45% 55% 

8 40% 60% 

7 35% 65% 

6 30% 70% 

5 25% 75% 

4 20% 80% 

3 15% 85% 

2 10% 90% 

1 5% 95% 



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3. [Paragraphs noted are from The Book of Discipline, 1996\ Effective August 
1, 1992, Pastors who discontinue as Full-time Local Pastors, 1345, or 
Probationary Members, 11318.6, as well as Conference Members who are 
retired involuntarily, 11355.3; who are granted Honorable Location, 1356; 
who withdraw to unite with another denomination, 1357.1; who surrender 
the ordained ministerial office, 11357.2; who withdraw under complaints or 
charges, 1357.3; and Conference Members who are placed on Administra- 
tive Location, 11358.3 are ineligible to receive health insurance benefits or 
life insurance when payments from the General Board of Pensions begin. 

4. Ministers not covered under medicare shall receive an amount equal to the 
premium of the Medicare supplement paid for those covered under 
Medicare, provided the ineligibility is not due to a refusal to come under Part 
B. Payments will be prorated according to the schedule in V B2. 

5. Clergy Couples' Insurance 

a. When one member of a clergy couple retires, the insurance, medical 
and life, will be paid for the retired pastor according to schedule V B2. 

b. Medical insurance will be provided for the spouse and dependent 
children of the retired clergy partner according to schedule v B2. 

c. No life insurance is provided for the spouse or dependent children of 
the retired clergy partner. 

C. The North Carolina Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life 
Insurance Plan with the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired 
pastors. 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. 
Dental Insurance 

The Board of Pensions recommends that retired ministers covered under our Blue 
Cross supplement plan have dental insurance added. It is to be paid by the North 
Carolina Conference Board of Pensions and to become effective July 1, 1987. 
Maximum Lifetime Benefit Gnder Medicare Supplement 

Maximum benefit under the Medicare Supplement for retired pastors and spouses is 
$1,000,000. 
Special Provisions 

The North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Pensions is hereby authorized, at its 
discretion, to arrange with the General Board of Pensions for active participation in the 
MPP and/or CPP by persons who are eligible under special rules but not automatically 
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IX. 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) 

RESOLUTION RELATING TO RENTAL/HOGSING ALLOWANCES FOR RETIRED 

OR DISABLED MINISTERS OF THIS CONFERENCE 
WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church has and 

functions through ministers of the gospel who are duly ordained or licensed; and 
WHEREAS, the practice of The United Methodist Church is to provide a parsonage or 

a rental allowance as part of the gross compensation for each of its active ordained or 

licensed ministers; and 

WHEREAS, pensions paid to retired ordained or licensed ministers of The United 

Methodist Church are considered as deferred compensation and are paid to said retired 

ordained or licensed ministers in consideration of previous, active service, and disability 

benefits are considered payments in lieu of compensation for active service; and 
WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized that the North Carolina Annual 

Conference is the appropriate organization to desisgnate a housing/rental allowance for 

retired ordained or licensed ministers who are members of this Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the disabled minister has the same legal relationship to an Annual 

Conference as does the retired minister and, thus, this Annual Conference is also the 

appropriate organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for a disabled ordained or 

licensed minister who is a member of this Conference; 
MOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 

\. An amount equal to 100% of the pension payments received by a retired minister 
(including amounts received in this respect from the Duke Endowment), or 100% of 
the disability benefit payments received by a disabled minister, during the year of 1997 
be and is hereby designated as a rental/housing allowance respectively for each retired 
or disabled ordained or licensed minister of the United Methodist Church, who is or 
was a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference at the time of his or her 
retirement or disability. 

2. The pension or disability payment to which this rental/housing allowance applies shall 
be tne pension or disability payment resulting from all service of such retired or 
disabled ordained or licensed minister from all ernployment by any local church, 
Annual Conference, General Agency, or institution of The United Methodist Church or 
of any former denomination that is now a part of The United Methodist Church, or 
from any other employer who employed the minister to perform services related to the 
ministry and who elected to make contributions to the pension or benefit funds of The 
United Methodist Church for such retired minister's pension or disabled minister's 
benefits. 

NOTE: The rental/housing allowance which may be excluded from a minister's gross 
income is limited to the lesser of (1) the amount of the rental/housing allowance 
designated by the minister's employer or other appropriate body, (2) the amount 
actually expended by the minister to provide his or her housing, or (3) the le- 
gally-determined fair rental value of the parsonage or other housing provided. 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. 

Report D - Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution 

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 
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not interpret the churches' support of the Ministers' Transition Fund as an additional benefit 
for their ministers, but as a benefit for ail ministers of the Conference. Therefore, the only 
funds to which a minister can make personal claim are those which 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 appointment 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 
tne 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 3 1 computed to a twelve 
month amount. 

Each new member of the Fund shall file an application form. Gpon 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 ministers is January 31 
of each year. 

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 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.) 

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. 

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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 
payrnent for the required assessment no later than January 31 of each year. 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 of ten 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 

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, 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 and credited to the accounts of those who have oeen participating 
members for more than ten years and are not in arrears for the previous year. 

VIII. 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 lesser of the 
member's Exclusion Allowance as determined in subsection B of this Article VIII or the 
member's Limit on Annual Additions as determined in subsection C of this Article VIII. 
The provisions of this Article Vlll are intended to provide the limits on the amount of 
contributions to this Fund which are excludable from the gross income of the member 
pursuant to Code sections 403(b)(2) and 415, and shall be interpreted in a manner 
consistent with those Code sections. 

B. Maximum Exclusion Allowance Pursuant to Code Section 403(b)(2) - The 
member's Exclusion Allowance shall, for any calendar year of the member, be an 
amount determined under whichever of the following rules (1), (2) or (3) are applicable: 

(1) General Rule: Unless paragraph (2) or (3) of this Article VIII. B applies, the 
member's Exclusion Allowance for the calendar year shall be equal to the excess, 
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(a) The amount determined by multiplying 20% of such member's 
includible compensation, within the meaning ofCode section 403(b)(3), for 
the most recent 12 months of service ending on the last day of the calendar 
year by the participants period of service as of the close of such calendar 
year; over 

(b) The aggregate of the amounts which have been contributed by the 
member's employer, including allocations of base benefits or dividends to 
a member's accounts pursuant to Articles VI and VII hereof, to Qualifying 
Retirement Plans for such member, to the extent such contributions were 
excludable from the gross income of the member for all calendar years 
ending prior to the calendar year for which the Exclusion Allowance is being 
determined. 

(c) "Qualifying Retirement Plan" as used in this Article VIII shall mean and 
include: 

(i) Any Code section 403(b) plan, but only to the extent that 
contributions to such plan with respect to the member are vested at 
the close of the calendar year ending prior to the calendar year for 
which the Exclusion Allowance is being determined; and 
(ii) Any pension plan qualified under Code section 401(a) or 403(a) 
whether or not contributions with respect to the member are vested. 

(d) A member's "period of service" for purposes of paragraph (1) 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 which is equal to the 
percentage of full-time service served. 

(2) Election to Have Exclusion Allowance Determined Cinder Code 
Section 415. If a member elects to have his or her Exclusion Allowance 
determined under the election provided in Code section 415(c)(4)(C), his or her 
Exclusion Allowance shall be tne amount determined under subsection C, and 
for this purpose, contributions to any other defined contribution plan required to 
be aggregated with this plan under Code section 415(e)(5) shall be treated as 
contributions to this plan. 

(3) Minimum Contribution Ceiling . The minimum Exclusion Allowance that 
shall be applicable to any member to a calendar year shall be the lesser of: 

(a) Three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) or 

(b) The excess of, (i) the amount of includible compensation, within the 
meaning of Code section 403(b)(3), received by tne member for the 
calendar year, over (ii) any amount contributed to this Fund. In the case of 
a member performing services outside the United States, the amount 
described in clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be 
zero. 

If this paragraph (3) of this Article VIII. B applies, the limitations of 
Article Vlll.C shall be treated as being not less than the limitation deter- 
mined under this paragraph (3) of this Article VIII. B. This paragraph (3) of 
this Article VIII. B shall not apply to a member for any calendar year in which 
the members adjusted gross income (determined separately and without 
regard to any community property laws) exceeds seventeen thousand 
dollars ($17,000). 
C. Limit on Annual Additions Under Code Section 415 - A member's Limit on 
Annual Additions shall for any calendar year be an amount equal to the lesser of: 

(1) 25% of the member's compensation within the meaning of Code section 
415(c)(3) in such calendar year, or 

(2) $30,000, 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 tne 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. 

Notwithstanding any provision of this Article Vlll.C to the contrary, the Limit 
on Annual Additions of a member who has made an election under Code section 
415(c)(4) or Code section 415(c)(7) shall be determined under such Code section 
and the regulations issued thereunder. 



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D. Prohibition on Before-Tax Salary Reduction Contributions - Before-tax 
contributions under a salary reduction agreement shall not be permitted under this 
Fund. 
DC Death Benefits - When a participating member of the Fund dies, the Treasurer shall 

f)ay to his or her designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, otherwise to his or her estate, the 
ull 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 
attainment of age 60 or to defer termination from the Fund until retirement, as defined in 
the Book of Discipline, 1996, 111355.1, 355.2a, 355.2b, 355.2c. 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 individual contributions. 

(1) Ministers With Less Than Ten (10) Years. A minister who retires or 
terminates 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. 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 benefit as prescribed in the table plus the dividends credited. 

(a) Two payment option: The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The second payment 
shall be the balance in the member's account including accrued dividends 
and interest and is subject to income tax. 

(b) Six payment option. The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The remaining 
payments shall be five equal annual installments of the remaining principal 
balance and will be subject to income tax. This six payment option shall not 
be available to a member following attainment of age 70. 

All payments under this Fund must be made at least as rapidly as 
required under section 401(a)(9) of the Code and regulations thereunder. 

Gnder 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 between January 1 and January 10 of 
the year following the year in which the minister terminates or retires. The 
second payment will draw simple interest from July 1 to December 31 
computed at The United Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend 
yield for the four quarters ending prior to the date on which the minister 



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terminates or retires. Any remaining payments will draw simple interest 
annually at the United Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend yield 
for the four most recent quarters prior to the January payment. 

In no case would the member receive less at retirement than the 

member's assessments plus interest computed at the United Methodist 

Foundation, Inc., average quarterly dividend yield for the four quarters 

ending September 30 of tne year in which the member terminates or retires. 

B. Direct Rollovers 

(1) This Article Xll.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 Xll.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 Dy the distributee in a direct rollover. 

(2) Deflnitions: 

(a) Eligible rollover distribution; An eligible rollover distribution is any 
distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the distribute- 
e, 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 tne 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, 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, or 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) that accepts the 
distributee's eligible rollover distribution. However, in the case of an eligible 
rollover distribution to the surviving spouse, an eligible retirement plan is an 
individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity. 

(c) Distributee; A distributee includes an employee or former employee. 
In addition, the employee's or former employee's surviving spouse ana 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. 

XIII. Disability Leave - A minister who is approved for and placed on Disability Leave 
granted by the Conference may elect to: 

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 ( 1 0) 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. 



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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 pavinq 2% of the 
Conference Average Compensation (within the meaning of Article XlV) 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 member. A 
minister shall not be permitted to rejoin the Fund more than two (2) times during his or her 
ministerial career. 
XK. 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 plans claim 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 
snail be afforded the maximum deference permitted by law. 



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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 an 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. 

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 such clerical, 
actuarial and other services as it may require in carrying out the provisions of the 
Fund. 

C. 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 
ana Hearing Committee shall not be under any obligation to search for or ascertain 
the whereabouts of any such person. 

D. 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 oenefits, 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 members 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. 

E. 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 thereoO made in accordance with the 
provisions of this shall completely discharge the obligation for making such payment 
under the plan. 

F. 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 snail 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. 

G. 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 Gnited 
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. 



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H. 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. 

Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., Chairperson 

PERU COVENANT, TASK FORCE ON 

For eight years now, since 1989, the NC Conference has shared a covenant of 
mutuality with our brothers and sisters of the Methodist Church of Peru. This is a unique 
mission relationship, and one which has caught the attention of other annual conferences 
across the GS. For example, in the past year, the Florida Conference consulted with our 
Peru Task Force regarding the initiation of a like mission covenant with the Methodist 
Church in Cuba. 

Such a covenant of mutuality acknowledges that there is hardly any place on the face 
of this planet where the name of Christ has not been proclaimed. Part of Western 
Christianity's history of missions is the reality that the Gospel was introduced exclusively 
within a framework of Western cultural patterns and presuppositions. While there is a sense 
in which this was obviously to be expected, unfortunately, missions was almost exclusively 
viewed as one way, and therefore, was highly paternalistic and colonial. There was for the 
most part infrequent consideration of the fact that the Gospel should be given freedom to 
take shape within another people's own particular cultural context, in post-modernity, 
however, on a planet whose inhabitants live in extreme interdependence, and where the 
Gospel is globally known and proclaimed. Christian mission can only be understood within 
relationships of mutual covenant. The NC/Peru Covenant is an exciting model for this new 
understanding. 

As clergy and lay persons from our respective conferences have journeyed north and 
south exchanging visits, we have learned much from one another. We have shared 
common hopes, entered into each other's struggles of faith, have engaged frequently in 
worship and Bible study, have visited among numerous congregations and districts, and 
have exchanged spiritual insights. We have shared one another's joys and burdens. We 
have watched over one another in love. 

One thing that contributed greatly to the sealing of this relationship of mutual love 
and faith was the willingness for persons from our local NC congregations to visit Peru 
during times of great political, social and economic crisis. Even as this report is being 
written, hostages continue to be held within the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima 
by members of the terrorist group Tupac Amaru This event brings back to the people of 
Peru horrible memories of some 12 years of terrorist activity by both Marxist and Maoist 
groups; it was a time of war which took over 15,000 lives and wreaked havoc upon all of 
Peru. During these years, clergy and lay people from NC risked visiting our brothers and 
sisters of the Peru church, desiring to accompany them in a very difficult and tragic time. 
Since last Annual Conference, three groups from NC have visited Peru and several 
members of the Iglesia Metodista del Peru have visited among NC churches. One such 
group to visit Peru was from the Duke Divinity School as part of an ongoing relationship 
between our seminary in Lima and Duke. We anticipate several visitation groups and work 
teams to Peru in the months ahead and continue to discover ways for local congregations 
to be involved in this ever growing relationship of mutual love and faith between Methodists 
of very different economic and cultural contexts. May God continue to bless our covenant 
and may this covenant continue to be a means of Christ's real presence for all of us. 

The Peru Covenant Task Force recommends to the 1997 Annual Conference that the 
covenant statement passed by previous Annual Conference sessions be reaffirmed once 
again. It reads as follows: 

We, the members of the NC Annual Conference of The United Methodist 
Church, in session June 1997, hereby affirm our covenant in Christ with our 
sisters and brothers of the Iglesia Metodista del Peru. As an expression of that 
covenant bond, we will call upon the cabinet and agencies of this Annual 
Conference to encourage and lead the Annual Conference, districts, and local 
congregations to enter into a covenant relationship with the Iglesia Metodista del 
Peru, for prayer and other forms of mutual support, engagements, and 
communication as determined by and agreed upon by the communities of faith 
entering into such a covenant of mutuality. 

Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson 



Resolutions 238 

RESOLailONS 

CONFERENCE INSURANCE COVERAGE OF PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION 

WHEREAS, the baptismal vows of The United Methodist Church include: renunciation 
of "the spiritual forces of wickedness." rejection of "the evil powers of this world," and 
acceptance of "the freedom and power God gives (us) to resist evil, injustice, and 
oppression in whatever forms they present themselves" (The Baptismal Covenants I, II, and 
IV from The United Methodist Hymnal); 

WHEREAS, The United Methodist Church's resistance to evil, injustice, and 
oppression, in the power of the Holy Spirit, begins in the Church's life; 

WHEREAS, partial-birth abortion (or intact-dilation-and extraction abortion) is an evil, 
unjust, and oppressive act; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Annual Conference of The 
United Methodist Church, out of faithfulness to the Church's baptismal vows, hereby 
declares that, beginning July 1, 1997, the Insurance Committee continue not to 
recommend an insurance plan that will cover the performance of partial-birth abortion 
except when only this abortion procedure will save the life of a mother. 

REMEMBERING OUR PERSECUTED BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST 

WHEREAS, the Church is instructed to "remember those who are in prison, as though 
in prison with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body." 
(Hebrews 13:3, RSV); 

WHEREAS, the Church in China, which has experienced phenomenal evangelism and 
growth, continues to endure regular hardship and persecution. Indeed, up to one hundred 
million Chinese Christians risk their lives daily in order to worship God in Christ; 

WHEREAS, the United States government, because of economic interests, is 
extremely reluctant to stand against the persecution of Chinese Christians. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that: 

1) The North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church denounces 
the persecution of Christians around the world; 

2) The North Carolina Annual Conference urges the White House and the Congress to 
apply pressure on nations (such as China) that persecute Christian believers. 

3) The clergy of the Conference learn about the persecution of Christians around the 
world so that they can educate their congregations about the same; 

4) The clergy of the Conference educate their members that investment in, and 
purchase of products from, countries that persecute Christians actually empowers 
rulers to continue to torture, imprison, and murder our brothers and sisters in Christ; 
and 

5) The churches of the Conference pray for Christians suffering under persecution. 



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Reports 



REPORTS 



Provided All 

. 14,400 



Provided All 



Voucher 



Voucher 
Voucher 
. . Auto . Ins/Pension 



12,000 Voucher 



1996 COMPENSATION OF CLERGY IN EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

The 1996 Discipline, 1625, 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 clergyperson shall be subject to review 
by the resident bishop and the Cabinet." 

# Indicates salary not reported. 

Name Salary Housing . Utilities Travel Other 

Alexander, J. C, Jr 74,000 

Baldridge, Robert L 63,634 

Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. ... 21,365 

Best, Nancy R 19,656 

Black, Bobby C 36,768 

Braswell, Kermit L 63,634 

Brown, Philip S 90,000 

Brown, Wesley F # 

Byers, Leonard C. II # 

Byrd, Douglas L 62,786 

Campbell, Dennis M # 

Campbell, Jerry D # 

Chandler, Daniel R # 

Chandler, George P 38,116 6,000 

Cherry, Corbin L # 

Christian, Robert 41,250 

Compton, Stephen C ... 43,569 

Cottingham, John G 71,698 

Cox, Richard L # 

Cummings, Jimmy F 30,200 

Cyr, Ronald D 36,042 

Danek, Thomas A # 

Daniel, David E 125,000 

Davis, H. Charles 40,950 

Dickens, Jan J # 

Dickens, J. Van 29,692 7,372 

Early, Laura G 26,474 

Earnhardt, Daniel T 40,164 

Farmer, John A 38,000 

Felton, Gayle C 42,100 

Forringer, Julie B 30,521 

Franklin, K. Mike 49,957 9,276 1.796 

Funkhouser, M. L. Jr # 

Gales, Alvester 1 # 

Grissom, David R 53,300 

Gum, Donald F 64,000 

Hadley, J, Milton Jr # 

Hale, Michael L 46,345 

Hall, Stephen B # 



. . 8,800 
Provided 



Provided 



2,800 Voucher 



2,800 Voucher 



1,800 



. . 8,000 Ins/Pension 

Provided All Auto 



Provided All 

. 26,000 



Voucher 



Hamm, Rodney G 63,634 



Provided 
Provided 



Harper, Ruth E. 63,634 

Harris, Robert G. Jr 67,240 

Hendricks, M. Elton # 

Herring, Charles M 42,180 

Hicks, Phillis K 22,497 

Hillman, Randy A 38,900 

Hinnant, H. Mallie 37,000 

Hudson, Pamela Jo 27,040 

Huggins, H. Sidney ill ... 63,634 

Hunter, Jack L 63,634 

Jackson, Richard C 44,450 

Jenkins, David 32,285 8^500 

Jernigan, Julius 56,759 

Johnson, C Reginald .... 59,256 17,300 

Joyner, F. Belton Jr 63,634 .... Provided 

Kasper, J. Mark # 



All Voucher 

All Voucher 



BAS 1,788 

11,160 403-B 5,208 

TIP 



Provided 

Provided 

11,988 



All Voucher 

All Voucher 



All 



Voucher 



Reports 



240 



Name Salary 

Lee, James C 63,634 

Lewis, Jerry D 36,592 

Loftis, Thomas E 63,634 

Loyd, Roger L # 

Mackey, John M. Sr 58,000 

Maness, Tracy A 47,000 

Mangum, Robert L 33,732 

Mann, W. Joseph # 

Marsicano, Leslie M 52,184 

McQuade, J. Stanley ... 88,000 

Merchant, Micheie R 36,500 

Morgan, Deborah 26,850 

Murphy, Miles Jr 63,198 

Magel, Donald C # 

Oldham, Kirk B 34,830 

Ormond, John K. Jr # 

Pace, James H 49,300 

Parrish, Carrie W 37,500 

Peterson, F. Gerald 37,500 

Ponder, Reginald W 90,200 

Porter, Ernest R # 

Potter, Benjamin F. Jr. . . . 57,519 

Presnell, William M 63,634 

Price, Barbara H 36,500 

Purcell, Joan 11,691 

Rawlings, James A. Jr. ... 52,250 

Richey, Russell E # 

Rouse, Ben C 63,634 

Safley, Michael W 56,650 

Scanlan, Carla J # 

Scroggs, Robin J # 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. 50,000 

Sharpe, William G. IV 41,650 

Shuler, Albert 63,634 

Singley, Kenneth C # 

Smith, A. Clay 40,000 

Smith, J. Thomas 63,634 

Smith, Meil E 26,000 

Stafford, Sidney E 37,500 

Stanfield, E. Douglas .... 78,000 

Stanley, Bruce E 41,224 

Stark, Rufus H. II 66,108 

Steinmetz, David C # 

Stokes, John L. Ill . . 57,625 

Thompson, Leo C # 

Waggoner, James M 43,238 

Warren, James I. Jr 33,500 

Weaver, Walter P. (1/2 time)30,000 
Webb-Bovk'den, Julia .... 23,000 
Willingham, Malcolm C. . . 40,000 

Wilson, A. J. Ill # 

Woodcock, Eldon G 39,030 



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CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES REPORT 



ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

The Spring meeting of the Connmission and the NC Conference Gnited Methodist 
Historical SocieW was held in New Bern on Saturday, March 30, 1 996. The Society met at 
the Centenary GMC with a wonderful presentation of the churches history and tour by Mrs. 
Rose Linko followed by lunch at the Harvey Mansion. The Commission meeting was held 
at the Mansion after lunch. We then toured several historic homes, The Jones House, built 
in 1808, the Dixon-Stevenson house (c. 1826) and Tryon Palace. 

Commission members for the new quadrennium gathered with other Boards and 
Agencies on Saturday, June 29, 1996 at the St. Paul GMC in Goldsboro to elect our officers 
for the next four years. Reverend W. Arthur V^arren, Jr. of Vass was elected, Chairperson, 
Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives of Rocky Mount was elected Vice-chairperson and A\rs. Ruby 



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Locklear of Pembroke was elected Secretary. Later, Mrs. Locklear had to decline the 
position of Secretary due to family concerns. 

Our Fall meeting was on Saturday, October 19, 1996. We gathered with NC 
Conference Historical Society at the Hollands CIMC in Raleigh. We were inspired by the 
presentation of their history and the tour of their historical records in the Church Library. 
The Commission and visitors then proceeded to Ryan's Steakhouse, Garner, for lunch 
followed with our formal meeting. 

There are several items that we wish to share with the Conference. Anyone who can 
assist with the placement of The Uimbee Methodist: Getting To Know Them in our Public 
School Libraries, please contact Mrs. Evelyn Lane at the United Methodist Building. We have 
some copies available as a gift for this purpose and would appreciate ariy contributions to 
assist with this process. Books are still available at $8.95 for purchase. Dr. Ralph H. Rives 
has expressed concern about the care of Methodist Cemeteries that are no longer 
connected to an active congregation. If you know of such a situation where proper 
maintenance is not provided, please contact the commission. The Commission will continue 
to study our current and future needs for the proper storage and maintenance of the 
Conference Archives. We appreciate those Districts which have had recent training events 
for Church Historians and encourage others to contact us for assistance in providing 
training and encouragement to the local church. We wish to thank the Reverend Frank GrilC 
Conference Historian, for his work and his availability as a resource person. 

We encourage everyone to be active in our Conference Historical Society. Annual dues 
are $7 and may be mailed to John Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr., Raleigh, MC 27609. 

The SEJ Historical Society meeting was held July 9-12, 1996 at the Life Enrichment 
Center, Leesburg, FL. The theme was: "Florida Methodism: Roots and Routes." One of the 
presentations was presented by Bishop Robert M. Blackburn, retired, entitled "Linked Lives." 
Our Conference was represented by Reverend & Mrs. C. Maness Mitchell, John Mitchell, and 
Reverend & Mrs. Lawrence Lugar. 

We celebrate with all of our Churches their rich heritage and their desire to preserve 
and share that heritage. Please continue to send any new histories and updated information 
to the Conference Archives at the GM Building in Raleigh. 

W. Arthur Warren, Jr., Chairperson 

CHRISTIAN GNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONCERNS, 
COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Christian Gnity seeks to give witness to the unity in Christ which 
is a gift of the Holy Spirit to all Christians. This year our priorities have been in several areas: 
1) member training to lead ecumenical work in local areas, 2) continuing dialogue with 
other denominational bodies, 3) exploring new areas as for discussions on Christina Gnity, 
4) recognizing significant ecumenical endeavors on the local level. 

Our fall meeting was a joint service and training event with the Roman Catholic 
Commission on Christian Gnity. Our own Bishop Edwards and Bishop Qossman of the 
Raleigh Diocese joined us for a day of gleaning sweet potatoes for Society of Saint Andrew 
in Newton Grove. After a morning's work in the fields, our group returned to Our Lady of 
Guadalupe Catholic Church for a luncheon and a joint training session for local district and 
parish leaders desiring to be involved in ecumenical witness. The group has greatly profited 
from our time together. We are planning to continue our relationship by holding our fall 
meeting together in a retreat setting, focusing on ways we can worship together. 

Representatives from the Commission have attended various bilateral dialogues and 
events: we have had representation at a forum on Pentecostalism, at the Eastern LARC 
Conference (Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics), at the Methodist-Episcopal Dialogue, 
which is the only state-wide organization of its kind, and at the National \Vorkshop on 
Christian Gnity. Conversations are also beginning with officials at Hood Theological 
Seminary (an AME seminary in Salisbury) to begin studying the possibilities and concerns 
of a Pan-Methodist ecumenical witness, as called for at the 1996 General Conference. 

At the 1996 Annual Conference we recognized two groups who were doing significant 
ecumenical work: Ahoskie Gnited Methodist Church and Newton-Grove Ministerial 
Association. It will again be a pleasure this year to recognize a local congregation involved 
in ecumenical witness. A small cash award will accompany this recognition to give 
encouragement to further the expression of Christian unity in this community. 

John records that Jesus prayed for his followers "that they may be one." The 
Commission on Christian Gnity seeks to give witness to the faithful expression of the unity 
Christ gives to the church for the upbuilding of believers and the spreading of the gospel 
to all people. 

Claire Clyburn, Chairperson 



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CHURCH AND SOCIETY, COMMISSION ON 

This year the Commission's attention has focused on issues concerning blind greed: 
how society and sometimes the church itself is bent on worshiping things rather than God. 

We had the pleasure of holding our spring meeting at the North Carolina Correctional 
Institute for Women. The Commission continues to support emerging needs such as the 
Jones County Habitat for Humanity ministry and battered women's shelters. Increasingly, 
the Commission seeks out and lifts up those ministries that are working with the poor and 
oppressed, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. Ministries to the homeless, to 
children with special needs and to the elderly in our Annual Conference have been 
strengthened by the participation of this commission. Strong encouragement has been 
given to the support of ministries to and with the mentally ill. The commission continues 
to promote local church observances of Peace with Justice Sunday and offers resource 
help in interpretation of this special Sunday in the life of our denomination. 

The Commission was distressed that there was no nominee in 1996 for the Prophetic 
Ministry Award started by Jack and Kay Crum but is encouraged by the anticipation of 
receiving nominations for 1997. It would be a sad day in our Conference if we no longer 
had any Isaiahs or Jeremiahs pushing us toward the better angels of souls. 

Henry Jarrett, Chairperson 

COMMUNICATIONS, COMMISSION ON 

The Communications Commission of the NC Annual Conference is a work serving you 
and our Lord nearly 365 days a year. Our work is accomplished through individual 
commission members and the Communications office at the Methodist Building. Bill Norton 
is the Associate Director of Communications and Stewardship and provides vital ministry 
to us all. 

Monthly local churches receive Connectinqs, the coordinated mailing of our 
Conference. With this our churches receive updatedinformation about conference events, 
programs and opportunities for ministry. The Commission works with the Methodist Board 
of Publication to support the ministry of the North Carolina Christian Advocate. 

The Communications office provides news releases and photos to the media for almost 
everything pertaining to conferences work and ministry. During and after the storms of this 
past Summer we provided articles, photos and videos to help interpret the devastation. The 
conferences' world wide web site was active during and after Fran. Those who logged on 
could "see" the effects of the storm almost as it was happening. 

Annually, 45,000 copies of the Mission and Service Commitments budget paper is 
published and distributed. With this tool, each local church is given a detailed explanation 
of the conference budget. This paper helps our churches interpret the connected nature of 
our ministry: a ministry of individuals and churches working within the (JS and the world. 

During General and Jurisdictional Conferences Bill Norton made daily, up to the 
minute, reports and news releases. He reported from the floor as episcopal elections were 
taking place. This information was also posted on the conference web site. During annual 
conference you may stop by the NC Annual Conference Web Site display or you may log 
on anytime at http://www.nccumc.org. Dr. Jerome Smith chairs the Web Site Taskforce of 
the Communications Commission. The Commission and Bill Norton always welcome 
requests to assist local churches in the purchase of computers, software or other 
communication needs. 

Hopefully the entire conference is awre of the wonderful Christian education resource 
we have in the Media Center at the Methodist Building. This ongoing ministry of the 
Communciations Commission provides nearly 1000 titles of video resources. Over 200 
member churches are benefitting from these materials. We added 70 new resources this 
past year. Membership is simple. Call 1-800-849-4433 and ask for Laura Bailey. She will 
assist as you plan from Advent through Thanksgiving! 

If you have any suggestions to better communications, give us a call. 

George D. Speake, Chairperson 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Congregational Development continues to embrace the scope 
of work placed before us by the Annual Conference. The Into the 21st Century Report 
affirmed the need to start a number of new congregations each year to equal \% ofthe total 
charges in the Conference. That translates to the challenging goal of six new congregations 
per year! 

In 1996, three new congregations were started. They are: Disciple UMC in the 
Morrisville-Carpenter Area; Hope CMC in Wilmington; and Sunrise CIMC in Holly Springs. 



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All three churches are guided by committed pastors who are seeing the Holy Spirit bless 
their ministries in extraordinary ways! 

The work of Congregational Development is divided into three major categories: 
I. New Church, II. Redevelopment, and III. Churches of Small Membership. 

I. New Church 

A. Leadership - The first priority in successfully starting a new congregation is the 
appointment of a pastor who possesses the skills, experiences, and call that are 
needed for this unique and demanding ministry. 

1 . A search has been undertaken to discover pastors who would wish to be 
considered for such an appointment. A number of pastors are currently 
enrolled in a new church leadership identification group. 

2. Several pastors from our Conference attended the Duke National Institute 
for New Church Development in the summer of 1996 and will continue 
through the second phase of the Institute in the fall of 1997. The idea is to 
develop a cadre of pastors who are willing and trained, from which 
appointments to new congregational development could be made. 

B. Location - A number of communities and locales across the Conference are 
being identified as likely sites for new churches. 

1. The Percept Program continues to provide demographic profiles of the 
locales around the Conference that show sufficient numbers of under- 
served, unchurched people that would require a new church mission. 

2. Five locations were recommended to the Bishop and Cabinet as offering 
excellent opportunities to reach unchurched persons for Christ in 1997. 
Extensive study has illustrated the viability of these locations. A number of 
other locations in the Conference are on a priority list and studies are being 
carried out in these areas. 

C. Funding 

1 . The Emerging Church Salary Support Fund is currently providing partial 
compensation for the pastors of new congregations. 

2. Ten Dollar Club members were again invited to purchase multiple shares of 
$10 each. 

3. The Commission on Congregational Development is presently developing 
apian to raise Endowed Fundfe among interested individuals for the purpose 
of sustaining the work of new church development into the next millennium. 

II. Redevelopment 

A. On average, about 100 churches are assisted each year by the Office of 
Congregational Development with workshops, consultations, and small grants. 

B. In 1996-1997, eight urban Wilmington churches are engaged in a pilot "Re- 
Visioning" project aimed at clarifying their future roles and missions in the 
community. 

III. Churches of Small Membership 

A. The Office of Congregational Development assists small membership churches 
and cooperative parish ministries each year. 

B. In 1996, a comprehensive study was made of small membership churches and 
its results were shared with Bishop Edwards and cabinet members. Resulting 
recommendations are being considered by a cabinet task force led by Dr. Sid 
Huggins. 

The work of the Commission on Congregational Development is to support the 
establishment of new communities of faith across our Conference whose core commitment 
is to welcome new persons into the Church of Jesus Christ and equip them to become 
mature disciples. We are grateful to participate in this sacred ministry. 

David E. Brownlee, Chairperson 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, COMMITTEE ON 

In 1996 the Committee on Disaster Preparedness was put to the test as to just how 
well prepared the NC Conference was to face a disaster. In the Spring of the year, we were 
put to the test by a tornado in Zebulon. And just as the people were starting to get their 
lives back, Hurricane Bertha hit the New Bern and Wilmington Districts full force. A 
Hurricane in July is a rarity for Eastern NC. GMCOR responded to a call from the 
conference committee and brought in cleaning supplies and generators. The Disaster 
office was set up in the Queen's Creek Church in Hubert and we responded to more than 
300 calls for help. Seven weeks later, when the Committee was about to move into the 
recovery stage of relief and help people repair their homes. Hurricane Fran hit 52 of the 
56 counties of the conference. This time the Committee responded by asking the GMCOR 



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Catastrophic Disaster Response Team to come in and help us respond to our whole 
conference area. Our new Bishop of five days responded to the call for help, and recovery 
from Hurricane Fran became a priority for our conference. The Queen's Creek Church 
office again became the headquarters for the conference with a full-time Director and staff 
being hired. Satellite offices were established in Raleigh, Goldsboro and Wilmington. A 
Phone bank with an 800 number was set up in Hubert and more than 5,000 calls for help 
were received. We welcomed more than 200 volunteer work teams from across the nation. 
A supply Depot was set up in Clinton to receive and distribute food, cleaning and building 
supplies. 

Credit for the success of the conference disaster response goes to the churches and 
the laity of the NC Conference. In every local community, people who were also victims 
of the storm rallied to help their neighbors. Neighborhood cookouts were held to get rid 
of food in freezers where there was no power. Chainsaw crews were developed to respond 
to those who needed trees cut down and debris removed. Roofs were patched with tarps 
and broken houses stabilized by individuals reaching out to help. Food, shelters, and beds 
were provided by churches where doors were opened in the name of Christian love. We 
cannot count the hours of labor, or comprehend the level of the work that has been done. 

The Committee on Disaster Preparedness can only say to the people of NC, "Thank 
you for responding and showing true Christian love!" There is still a lot of work to be done 
and help is still needed as we seek to meet human needs. Yes, The NC Conference is 
prepared to respond to a disaster and out of Christian love we will continue to work until 
the last blue tarp is gone. Thank you for helping! 

Jerry A. Jackson, Chairperson 

EDaCATION, COMMISSION ON 

We opened our fall retreat with a question, "Are we called to be a beautiful bouquet 
or a packet of seeds ready for planting?" We seek to be both!!! Celebrating measurable 
visible successes of the past and the present, we are also aware of sprouting ministries and 
possibilities for new field preparation and planting. 

The "District Director of Christian Education" ministry currently being modelled in the 
pilot district, Elizabeth City, has energized and brought renewed vitality to Christian 
nurturing. District-wide training workshops, affirmation events and spiritual life retreats are 
growing in popularity as persons experience life beyond the local congregation in 
community within our connection. Local churches are benefitting by tailor-made 
workshops and resourcing resulting from one on one consultations and follow up sessions. 
The original goal of the DDCE position was to equip and to resource the membership of 
local congregations in a close to home setting. We celebrate that seeds are blooming in 
the Elizabeth City District and are creating new avenues for ministry! 

The Burlington District has effectively modelled a funding package, from a variety of 
sources, for the position of District Director of Christian Education (DDCE). The 
resourcefulness of the Burlington District to fund this position is to be commended. The 
Greenville and New Bern Districts are well on their way to establishing similar DDCE 
positions during 1997 with Goldsboro looking toward 1998. 

Conference-wide leadership training and nurture events continue to be held for older 
adults, adults, youth and singles with a new event for "day care workers" to be held on 
September 27, 1997 at Asbury GMC, Raleigh. Our "older adult" task force has developed 
a "leader's guide" for use on a district or local church level for this vibrant area of ministry. 
Financially, our conference youth ministries have grown in stability and will be their own 
"line item" in the 1998 NC Conference budget, rather than under the financial auspices of 
the Commission on Education. An "Award for Excellence in Christian Education" to uplift 
innovative ministries within our Conference has been established by the Christian 
Educators Fellowship (CEF) and the Commission on Education. In response to General 
Conference, the commission is exploring and seeking to develop ministries with "young 
people" and in response to the "Bishop's Initiative on Children and Poverty." 

While remaining focused on our goal to equip, resource and to encourage Christian 
education and nurture throughout our Annual Conference; we seek diversification and 
localized resourcing in order to meet needs. We look forward to continued growth and 
gardening potential as we draw guidance from the "Master Gardener" as our source and 
strength. 

Elaine A. Lilliston, Chairperson 



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ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMMITTEE ON 

This is my first report as chairperson of the Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee. 
It is an honor and a privilege to have been appointed together with a group of sisters and 
brothers, especially v^^hen we have planned and are working for this new quadrennium. We 
all want to tnank our new Bishop Marion M. Edwards, the Cabinet, the Conference Council 
on Ministries, the Council Program Staff, especially Dr. Jimmy F. Cummings, as well as the 
clergy and laity in our Annual Conference. We value the support that has helped us to grow, 
to bear fruit, to reflect very deeply and to try to respond to the challenges of the present 
time. 

The Committee is working very hard to find appropriate content and methodology to 
meet the Ethnic Local Church Concerns 1997 - 2000 goals: (1) Strengthening the Kack 
Church for the 21st Century, (2) Supporting the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries, (3) 
Supporting the Native American Comprehensive Plan, (4) Asian American Language 
Ministry Study, and (5) Strengthening Korean Ministry. 

"The racial/ethnic populations in the United States have increased dramatically. In the 
ten year period between 1980 and 1990, the GS population grew by 23 million persons, 
from 227 million to nearly 250 million - an increase of 9.9%. Over two-thirds (2/3) of this 
growth (15.2 million) was by racial/ethnic group populations." The percent increase of 
African American was 11%, of Asian American 90%, of Hispanic American 57%, of Native 
American 30%, of White American 0.9%. This of course is becoming a "symphony of 
cultures" and an invitation to go very deeply in experiences of Racial Inclusiveness. 

Today we have even more data for the state of North Carolina: Black, Asian, Hispanic, 
Native American figures are increasing. Where are we going from here? 

Our Bishop has appointed a task force to work on the Hispanic Ministries. We are very 
much concerned about continuing to develop ministry with the diverse, multicultural mix 
of our Annual Conference's constituency in particular and of all people in general. We 
continue to struggle to find ways to eradicate racism and oppression not only in our 
churches but in our society where we have been sent to be "light and salt." 

We continue to be challenged by the mandate: TO STRENGTHEN THE ETHNIC 
LOCAL CHURCH FOR THE 2 1ST CENTURY. And we continue to work on: 

" A Christ-centered. Biblicaliv-based Approach to Ministry " - Local church should be the 
center of concern - the daily workshop 

" Congregation to Congregations " - Learning teams for empowerment - (Lay and 
Clergy) 

' A Missional Statement of Purpose " - Prophetic Passion, Conviction, Investment, 
Amission and Vision 

" Structure Our Program " - Christian Education, Evangelism, Hospitality, Mission and 
Outreach, Youth and Children and above all accountability to God and to my neighbor 

" Interpretation and Advocacy " 

At every level in our Annual Conference, Ministry and Mission Equipping Teams stand 
ready to assist any group seeking to understand the Comprehensive Plan, and we continue 
to be open for suggestions and more input. 

Luis F. Reinoso, Chairperson 

EVANGELISM, COMMISSION ON 

The 1996/97 Conference year continued the major program emphasis of Vision 2000. 
The Windows to the Future Event was held at Annual Conference featuring Dr. Leonard 
Sweet and Reverend Jessica Moffatt. Transformation 2000 was held at Haymount UMC in 
Fayetteville in November and provided excellent training for clergy and laity across the 
Conference. The Youth continued with Pilgrimage, a program inspired by Vision 2000 and 
one of the great success stories in youth ministry anywhere. The 1996 event drew over 
2,000 youth for the two-day retreat. As we move into the 1997/98 year the emphasis for 
Vision 2000 will be Missions to Children. 

The Commission celebrates the many churches where Professions of Faith are 
happening. Evangelism teams trained in Spring of 1996 have been sent to local churches 
to help plan comprehensive strategies for making Disciples. Churches such as /\sbury in 
Washington (1 1 Professions of Faith) proved that churches of small membership can be 
effective in reaching people for Christ. The new churches begun under the Office of 
Congregational Development reached the unchurched and were led by Harbor in 
Wilmington (with 94 Professions of Faith). Training was also given for ministers serving 
their first appointments. The Commission continues to be devoted to faith sharing in 
churches of all types. We are seeking to make Disciples through every local church. 

Ecwood C. (Eckie) Lancaster, Chairperson 



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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, COMMISSION ON 

"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just 
as it is well with your soul." (3 John, v. 2 NRSV). 

This verse has been the "banner" under which the Commission on Health & Human 
Services has Sought to fulfill our mission with the Body of Christ. We as a commission 
believe that physical and spiritual health are interconnected, and cannot be separated. God 
created us to be physical and spiritual beings. Therefore it is our joy to be able to minister 
in the name of Jesus Christ to the entire person body and spirit. 

There are many ways through which this commission has sought to bring the good 
news of holistic health in Jesus Christ to God's children. 

The Methodist Retirement home has worked diligently to provide health care and 
outstanding housing to the elderly members of our society. We are grateful to Dr. Reginald 
Ponder for his loving and effective leadership. A new architect ancTa new contractor have 
been brought on board to supervise the constructor of Croasdaile Village in Durham. Gpon 
the completion of bond financing construction at Croasdaile will begin. We are excited 
about this tremendous step forward at Methodist Retirement Homes. We on the 
Commission of Health and Human Services wish the Reverend Paul Bunn a blessed 
retirement. Paul, who retired on February 28, 1997, has effectively served as the director 
of the Wesley Pines facility. 

MHC Cnild and Family Services is in the midst of change. The Reverend Dr. Rufus 
Stark, President of MHC Child and Family Services is retiring after 14 years of faithful and 
effective service. Dr. Stark has led the MHC Child & Family Services organization through 
a time of unprecedented growth. During Dr. Stark's tenure as president MHC moved from 
an emphasis on campus based ministry to a family based ministry that offers "cutting edge" 
services to the children and families of North Carolina. During the 1995/96 operating year 
MHC served 1,159 children and 1,012 adults from 700 families, including 589 children in 
out of home care. We wish Dr. Stark and his wife, Betty Lou, God's richest blessing as they 
move into a new phase of life. 

Asbury Homes, our ministry to people with mentally handicapping conditions has 
enjoyed a year of milestones and outstanding ministry. In 1996 our first group home - 
Goremont, in Tabor City - was opened. Under the effective leadership of Robert Kinser, 
Goremont is an effective and financially self supporting ministry. We applaud Tom Walden 
and the Abury Home Board of Directors for their faithful work. 

Golden Cross, under the leadership of the Reverend Richard Vaughan, continues to 
be a vitally important part of our ministry, which offers financial assistance to the United 
Methodists experiencing extreme difficulty paying medical bills. 

Thanks to the outstanding leadership given by Commission Member Sue Kiryluk, our 
parish nurse program is blossoming. Sue organized a training seminar that was very well 
attended. Sue and the parish nurse program were the subjects of a feature article in the 
Friday, August 16, 199b edition of the "Faith" section of the Raleigh News & Observer. 

The Duke Chaplaincy program under the direction of the Reverend Jim Rawlings Jr., 
offers pastoral care to Clnited Methodist patients at Duke Medical Center. If a pastor is 
unable to be with a parishioner or senses a parishioner's need for increased pastoral care 
while at Duke Jim's proqram can offer effective care. This ministry is direct outreach in the 
name of Christ to people in need. 

The Health Screening at the 1996 session of Annual Conference was a success. Over 
400 people "Got Stuck" at Annual Conference. The screening, which is funded by the 
Insurance Committee offers preventative care to members of the Annual Conference. 
Thanks to this ministry severe health problems have been averted in the lives of North 
Carolina United Methodists. 

General Conference has given us the opportunity to grow in our sensitivity to those 
with handicapping conditions through the observance of Disability Awareness Sunday. The 
special Sunday shall be observed on Sunday, October 26, 1997. Copies of a suggested 
Disability Awareness Sunday service are available at the Conference Program Director's 
office. 

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr. Robert Baldridge for his effective and dedicated 
service as the Conference Council on Ministries Executive Director. Bob has been an 
inspiration and a faithful supporter of our work. We wish Bob and Janice God's blessings 
as they move into a retired relationship with the Annual Conference. At the same time we 
joyfully welcome the Reverend Hope Morgan Ward to the position of Executive Director. 

1 am grateful to God for the ministry being done through the Commission on Health 
and Human Services. In the spirit of Saint John 1 pray that all may go well with you and that 
you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. 

Rick Hanse, Chairperson 



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The Asbury Homes, Inc. 

The year 1996 became a banner year for Asbury Homes, Inc. It was in this year that 
the agency finally realized its goal of providing residential alternatives for adults with mental 
retardation. 

When the proposal was made to create the not for profit corporation in 1992, little did 
we realize that the State of NC was about to make such a drastic funding reduction for 
community residential services as it did. The state choose to let agencies seek federal 
funding under the state's Medicaid Waiver plan and thus reduce the dollars the state would 
spend to provide residential alternatives. 

Fortunately, the Gnited Methodist Retirement Home Corporation, a sister agency of 
the North Carolina annual conference, had a home in Tabor City that they were not 
currently using. The Asbury Homes, inc. Board proposed to Dr. Reginald W. Ponder that 
this home, known as Goremont, be made available to Asbury Homes, Inc. to be used as our 
first Group Home. 

The Retirement Home Board agreed and a rental contract was developed by which 
Asbury Homes, Inc. could begin to develop its program. 

It always takes longer to put a home for persons with mental retardation into operation 
than is originally anticipated. We held an open house in June, a week before the opening 
of the 1996 annual conference and hosted some two hundred persons; parents, family 
members, people from the community and Methodists from various churcnes in the area. 

Then, on July 31st, Asbury Homes, Inc. opened its doors at Goremont and admitted 
its first residents. 

The Saint Paul United Methodist Church has provided a Sunday School Class for the 
residents of Goremont and other adults with mental retardation. The congregation have 
warmly received the Goremont residents and sought to make them feel accepted and loved. 

The Asbury Homes, Inc. Board is currently looking at various areas in the conference 
where it might develop another home. If your church has property that it would consider 
making available for a home for adults with mental retardation, please contact Tom Walden 
at 919-554- 1284 or Bob Pitzer at SEMAR at 1-800-527-3627. 

Tom Walden, President 
Golden Cross 

The Golden Cross ministry is one means by which our Conference reaches out in love 
to the laity in our Conference who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the demands of 
excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross we United Methodists care for members 
of our local church families in times of great emotional stress and financial need. 

1996 was a good year for Golden Cross. Once again, we received an "avalanche"of 
requests. During 1996 we assisted 25 families from 1 1 of the 12 Districts in our Conference. 
We had $26,876 budgeted for 1996, and we "promised" $22,143.76. In fact, for the fist 
time in several years we did not exhaust our funds! However, our financial situation is always 
tight, so if your church chooses to take a special offering for Golden Cross, please send it 
to Golden Cross, c/o Caroline Buckland, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. 

In closing, please remember that as you encounter those in need of financial 
assistance to help meet medical expenses that Golden Cross is a special ministry. 
Encourage them to contact their pastor for additional information and an application form. 
With God's help, and your generosity, we will meet every eligible request with the funds we 
have. In the pasts, we United Methodists in the NC Annual Conference have been most 
gracious in making these funds available to all United Methodists. 

The church and its members are grateful for your support in times of extreme need. 
God bless you. 

Richard C. Vaughan, Director 
Methodist Home for Children Child & Family Services 
MISSION STATEMENT 

Our mission is to encourage and strengthen familu sustems for the care of children 
and youth, to the end that the worth of the indiuidual shall be affirmed, families shall be 
assured, and God shall be served in our time. 

It has been 18 years since the 1979 decision by the Methodist Home for Children 
Trustees and the Annual Conference to leave the campus to become child-specific, family- 
centered and community-based in all of its services. In the early years of this transition, the 
agency was establishing its strong record of comprehensive quality services and during that 
period the emphasis was on program development. High service numbers were not a point 
of emphasis. Since 1983, however, there has been a steady climb in the numbers of 
children and families served. That trend has continued in 1995-1996. In fact in 1995-1996 
we served a total of 1,159 children and 1,012 adults from 700 families in all our services, 
including 589 children who were served in out-of-home care. 



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These service statistics are outstanding, but that is not the entire story. Utilization of 
services and fiscal condition are at unprecedented levels. Percentage of utilization of services 
and service capacity was at an all time high. Program staff are keenly aware that services 
are more affective and efficient when they are fully utilized. Intentionality in this area has 
yielded results. 

The utilization rate, together with efficient assignment of staff, effective negotiation of 
service contracts and fees for services, and increased contributions has yielded the most 
successful year ever in terms of MHC fiscal condition. MHC provided 9.5 million dollars 
worth of services. One million two hundred dollars worth of services were paid for by 
benevolent contributions. We have learned much from this successful year. While we are 
encouraged by the results, we are not under any illusion that our present contract funding 
patterns are permanent. There is great uncertainty as to State and Federal programs and 
priorities and we remain vigilant as to opportunities for new funding and ways to reduce our 
expenses. 

New Vision of Human Services - Recent attention by the Governor, State 
Legislature and the Department of Human Resources has been focused on ways to make 
the delivery of human services more effective and efficient in NC. MHC, as a church related 
not-for-profit provider, is involved in this discussion. Human services to children and families 
in distress are delivered in highly compartmentalized systems. Coordination of services is 
difficult leading to fragmented services and unnecessary placement of children out of home 
and disruption of families. 

Discussions are underway to allow providers of services like MHC to serve a child and 
family in distress in a comprehensive fashion through the availability of an array of services. 
At the request of the NC Division of Social Services, we are engaged in drafting a plan that 
would allow private not-for-profit providers to work in partnership at county level to provide 
services. Counties on their part will be given more discretion in utilizing State and Federal 
human service dollars. 

Collaborative Style - MHC is well positioned for this discussion. We have developed 
a broad array of services ranging from helping troubled families in their own home to high 
management programs for juvenile delinquents. A critical component of success in the 
managed care environment is to utilize a collaborative style among all staff. This 
collaboration enables each client (child and/or family) to access the most appropriate 
response from the array of services provided. Significant work has been done to establish 
a Process System to accomplish this goal. A Collaborative Client Response Team was 
formed and tested. The plan is in place and can be implemented when Managed Care 
contracts demand. 

Children and Poverty - MHC Child & Family Services is deeply committed to the 
Bishop's Initiative to address the problems brought about by the mix of children and 
poverty. Our experience indicates that family dysfunction is at the heart of the problem of 
children and poverty. MHC is committed to disseminating models of care that can be used 
by local churches in successfully ministering to troubled families. The local church is the 
most readily available community-based service delivery system of any voluntary human 
association. Effective interaction by local churches with families in distress would have a 
direct effect on attacking the problem. We are prepared though consultation to assist local 
churches to develop these kinds of programs. 

Related to this initiative, we have developed two family support partnerships under the 
leadership of MHC, one in Sampson County and one in Hoke County. These programs 
opened in April and are already making a profound difference in the communities they 
serve. These programs are done through contracts with the NC Division of Child 
Development. 

Quality Day Care - Child day care is a critical component in addressing the issue of 
children and poverty, but it is a larger issue. Research indicates that the quality of day care 
directly effects the health and well being of every child in care. Studies show that inadequate 
care for children in early childhood while parents work is a major factor in causing social 
dysfunction. 

The data and MHC's experience in providing consultation for child day care 
development indicates the need for a work place child day care facility which would care for 
children and provide laboratory training space for day care managers and workers. 

Feasibility studies are underway seeking to collaborate with the Annual Conference in 
locating and sharing this operation. 

New Century - In 1999 MHC will celebrate its Centennial. The quality of the work we 
do has raised demand. The Neiv Century Campaign continues to raise 7 million dollars 
of investment in MHC by 1999. We have presently 2.5 million in gifts and pledges. We invite 
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Leadership Transition - June 30, 1997, I will retire from 14 years of service as 
President of MHC Child & Family Services. My watch has seen the transformation of 
campus-based care to community-based services. This transition has proved to be the right 
decision to meet the needs of children and families in distress. 

The decision to make this change in 1979 was one of the most courageous decisions 
our Annual Conference and the Methodist Orphanage/Methodist Home for Children/MHC 
Child & Family Services ever made. The proposal, while well researched, was not proven 
and all parties recoqnized that we were taking a risk to sell the campus and change our 
program services. The risk was necessary in order to be faithful to our mission. 

Jesus spoke of the grain of wheat: Gnless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, 
it remains just a single qrain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit" (John 12:24). In the risk is the 
promise of the fruit. I will always be inspired by the willingness of the people called 
Methodist in Eastern NC to risk themselves for hurting children and families. 

Rufus H. Stark 11, President 
MHC CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES FEASIBILITY STUDY 
REPORT ON ESTABLISHING A MATERNITY HOME FOR ADOLESCENT FEMALES 

The NC Conference Task Force on Ministries to Women in Crisis Pregnancies and 
Their Gnborn Children reported to the 1996 session of the NC Annual Conference. In their 
report the Task Group requested MHC Child & Family Services to study the feasibility of 
establishing a maternity home. 

MHC Child & Family Services has had an interest in this area for many years and has 
provided residential services to pregnant young women through both its foster care and 
youth home programs. While neither of these programs is specifically designated as a 
maternity or adoption program, services can be and are delivered to pregnant adolescent 
girls. These younq women are usually experiencing significant behavioral and/or emotional 

f)roblems which led to their referral to MHC services. We believe strongly that it is not 
easible to operate a maternity program without takinq into consideration the behavioral 
health of the mother as well as the medical needs of both the mother and unborn child. Any 
residential maternity program needs to have a comprehensive teaching and skills 
development curriculum, as well as a counseling component, to address the issues of the 
mother, the father and the involved families. "Sheltering" a young woman during the time 
of a crisis pregnancy is rarely sufficient unless the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs 
of the young person can be successfully met. 

In 1993, the Youth Home Services Division of MHC began providing training, 
consultation and program development services to the Christian Life Home in Raleiqh. At 
that time, this organization operated one maternity group home near downtown Raleigh. 
They sought out MHC to strengthen their clinical proqram to provide better services to meet 
the behavioral and emotional needs of their clients. MHC also helped to develop recruitment 
and hirinq protocol for the staff of the maternity home. The ongoing relationship between 
MHC and the Christian Life Home has been a mutually satisfying experience. MHC has been 
able to help strengthen the services to the young women in care at the Christian Life Home 
and MHC nas also had the opportunity to participate in and learn from this program and 
to see a qrowth in this needed service. In the past year, the Christian Life Home has opened 
a second maternity group home and has plans underway to increase their services in the 
future. The former Coordinator of Intake and Aftercare in Youth Home Services now serves 
as the Assistant Director for the Christian Life Home. We recommend this service. 

At the present time, it is not feasible for MHC Child & Family Services to establish a 
maternity home for adolescent females. 

MHC will explore ways of increasing services to this population through its existing 
programs and explore the feasibility of additional services. MHC will look into ways to 
support the "Sheltering Church/Home" concept and to providing consultation to church 
pastors to increase their ability to provide counseling to families and women experiencing 
crisis pregnancies. Through MHC's Church-Based Consultation service, there may also be 
opportunities to support local churches in developing ongoing educational programs on 
sexuality and parenting. 

E. Jack Freeman, Executive Vice President for Program Services 
The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated 

As a Christian people, we are a people who focus upon the death and resurrection of 
Jesus. Those of us who are related to The CJnited Methodist Retirement Homes have 
experienced a sense of death and resurrection during this conference year. Through it all, 
it has been our faith in the Risen Christ and the support of the GM people of the NC Annual 
Conference which have sustained us. On behalf of tne Trustees, the residents, and the staff, 
I thank you for your prayerful support during these difficult days. I am pleased to be able 
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Last Sprinq it was necessary to suspend work on the Croasdaile Villaqe Retirement 
Community in Durham because of a problem with our interim funding and our ability to 
secure a financially-feasible guaranteed maximum price for the entire project. After a year 
of intensive effort, a guaranteed maximum price contract has been negotiated and signed 
with the Can-Do Construction Co., Wilmington, DE, for an amount that is financially 
feasible. This accomplishment will enable The CJnited Methodist Retirement Homes to 
secure tax-exempt bond financing for the project pending our reaching 70% pre-sales of the 
independent living units. 

A second major challenge for our ministry has come from a much-publicized lawsuit 
involving a prominent INC Cmited Methodist who has been a resident at the J. F. Coble 
Health Care Center in Durham. The issue was complicated significantly in that the family 
secured video tapes by an illegally-placed camera hidden in the patient's room and 
submitted these tapes to the public media and to the state and federal regulatory agencies. 
The staff of the Coble Center has worked diligently to address the concerns of the family 
as well as the issues raised by the regulatory surveys. As of October 28, 1996, the Coble 
Health Care Center was found to be in compliance with all requlatory agencies. The staff 
continues to seek to improve the quality of care provided to all residents. 

Tax-exempt bond financing has been secured for the expansion projects at the Cypress 
Glen Retirement Community. Cypress Glen functions as a separate corporation that is 
"managed" by The United Methodist Retirement Homes. This arrangement provides legal 
protection for the bond holders and for GMRH. 

The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated, secured a Certificate of Meed 
to enable it to build a 60-bed nursing home in the Quail Haven property in Pinehurst. We 
continue to negotiate the possible purchase of this facility which we manage. 

Significant staff changes have taken place. Paul Bunn has retired as administrator at 
Wesley Pines and has been succeeded by Roger W. Parry from Lexington, KY. At the 
Methodist Retirement Community in Durham, Robert Terrell replaced Paul Alverson as 
administrator and Jerry dinger was secured to be the administrator of the Coble Health 
Care Center. A search is currently underway to secure a person to fill the post of vice- 
president of operations/chief operating officer. 

Your support of the Mother's Day Offering continues to be an important means of 
funding for our benevolent care. Many residents in our care have need of financial 
assistance, and many more continue to apply for this care. Each year the demand for these 
funds increase. We are extremely grateful to the GMs of the NC Annual Conference for their 
support throuqh the Mother's Day Offering and through the Outreach and Mission Giving. 
Last year (1996) more than $1,300,000 in services were provided to persons who did not 
have the ability to pay for their care in our several facilities. 

An important aspect of life in Christ is to be experienced in Christian community. It is 
our mission to offer the grace of abundant life in the context of Christian communities for 
the senior adults of eastern NC. 

Thank you for being a partner with us in this vital ministry. 

Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO 

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPGS MINISTRY, COMMISSION ON 

The Gnited Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations have always 
demonstrated a deep commitment to learning. Our heritage is steeped in a tradition of 
close connections between the church and its schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, 
and campus ministries. The tradition began on the North American continent in 1784 when 
members of the Christmas Conference, American Methodism's founding event, decided to 
build a colleqe. That early emphasis on education has been maintained through the years, 
leading our denomination to establish more than 1,200 schools, _colleges, and universities - 

ministers and 



ministries in higher 

education. Presently, we are in a supportive relationship with three colleges (Louisburg, 
Methodist, and NC Wesleyan); with the Divinity School at Duke; and with Wesley 
Foundations and ecumenical campus ministries at various campuses throughout our state. 
The work of Gnited Methodist campus ministry in NC is shared between the two annual 
conferences in the state, through the State Commission on Campus Ministry. 

Over the years the relationship between The Gnited Methodist Church and its 
educational institutions and campus ministries has manifested various levels of vitality. As 
the relationships have changed over the years, we have witnessed differing degrees of 
dependence and closeness, accountability and support. This dynamic interaction 
necessitates that we continually engage in defining and refining the nature and expression 
of the relationship between church and college, and church and campus ministry. Leaders 



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of the institutions and the church should reflect on the ways in which mutual support and 
accountability are expressed. 

The Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry is the church's 
representative in this ongoing interaction between the church and its educational ministries. 
We seek to help the institutions claim their uniquely Christian character. Likewise, we work 
to encourage the church to claim these institutions as valid extension ministries and to 
support them to the appropriate level. 

In recent years we nave expressed growing concern that funding for these ministries, 
particularly for our colleges and Duke Divinity School, is diminishing. This is due to 
significant reductions which have taken place in some recent budget years, and the fact that 
in the remaining years when we have not had reductions, we have not increased our support 
to reflect inflation. The result is a net decrease of substantial dollars for our colleges and 
Duke Divinity School. Because of our partnership with the Western NC Annual Conference 
in the State Commission, we have not experienced reductions for our campus ministries. 

The Commission is aware of the pressure on our annual conference budget and 
acknowledges that we must look critically at all of the conference's ministry involvements. 
However, we believe that we must continue to place a high value on our historic work in 
higher education. We believe that the future health of the church necessitates a sustained 
investment in the lives of young women and men through our ministries in higher 
education. 

On behalf of all the campus ministry units in NC, the colleges and the divinity school, 
I express appreciation to the Annual Conference for its support. 

Raegan V. May, Chairperson 
Campus Ministry, State Commission on 

The State Commission on Campus Ministry oversees the work on behalf of United 
Methodism among students in sixteen campus settings throughout the state. While most 
are exclusively United Methodist Wesley Foundations, several are organized cooperatively 
in ecumenical settings. State- affiliated universities, church-related colleges, and private 
institutions comprise the locale of the ministries. 

Twenty-two persons have been named to the State Commission, to serve for the 
quadrennium 1997-2000. The Commission meets twice a year, once at the WMC Learning 
Center in Winston-Salem, and once elsewhere in the state. The February 1997 meeting was 
held at the Wesley Foundation building at GNC/Chapel Hill. Additionally, a budget planning 
session is held in late summer or early fall each year. The total Commission bucwet for 1997 
is $863,235, with 40% funding provided by the North Carolina Conference and 60% funding 
provided by the Western North Carolina Conference. 

In recent years a thrust of the State Commission has been review team visits to the 
campuses. These visits assist the local ministry in self-evaluation, and result in reports and 
recommendations to the campus. In 1996 the review team visited Western Carolina 
University, with a very positive report following. That ministry is now in the process of taking 
action on the recommendations given with the report. In 1997, the ministries in 
Winston-Salem and at Appalachian State University will be reviewed. 

Many impressive and exciting things are happening with students involved in the 
campus ministries. Students attend state, regional, and national meetings, of United 
Methodist students as well as ecumenical group meetings. Many campuses are involved with 
mission project, with local Habitat for Humanity building, with involvement among minority 
students, with relief projects to stricken areas, and with other Christian social services. 

Divinity schools and seminaries through the southeast have many students now 
enrolled who were active in undergraduate campus ministries under the Commission's 
responsibility. Those who will become ministers, Christian education directors, and teachers 
of religion received their first "call" to serve while active in these ministries. 

Campus ministry is alive and well among United Methodists in NC. The church can be 
very pleased with its sponsorship of the State Commission on Campus Ministry. We pray 
God's blessings and presence as we meet the challenge of serving our Lord through student 
ministries in tnis quadrennium. 

William H. Hunter, Chairperson 
The Divinity School of Dut(e University 

In its mission of professional education for Christian ministry, Duke Divinity School 
continues in its established history of authentic spiritual and intellectual creativity, guided 
by an unambiguous commitment to the traditional Christian faith. 

The Divinity School is in the final stages of selecting a new dean, as long-time Dean 
Dennis M. Campbell once again resumes full-time service as a faculty member this July, 
leaving a 15-year legacy of leadership as the tenth dean of Duke Divinity School. His term 
was the longest deanship in the school's history. Campbell's contributions to Duke, higher 
education, theological education, and Methodism, will be felt for years to come; during his 



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deanship he has made 35 faculty appointments - all but seven of the current faculty - 
increased the endowment from $4 million to more than $30 million, enhanced the quality 
of the applicant pool and enrollment, overseen capital improvemer>ts to the physical plant, 
and strengthened the institution. 

This past year the Divinity School enrolled 477 students comprised of persons from 
33 states and nine foreign countries. Currently, 60% of the student body is United 
iVlethodist, and 40% represent 41 other denominations. Total enrollment includes 387 
M.Div., 6 M.C.M., 36 M.T.S., 26 Th.M., 8 M.R.E., and 14 Special Students. Twenty-three 
students entered in January. The Divinity School includes 35% female and 18% ethnic 
minority; the median age of the student body is 27. 

Elizabeth LaRocca-Pitts joined the faculty as assistant professor of Old Testament. 
Dr. LaRocca-Pitts received her B.A. from Duke, and she did graduate work at Garrett- 
Evangelical Theological Seminary and Harvard University. She is an ordained elder in the 
North Georgia Annual Conference. John R. Levison was named associate professor of the 
practice of oiblical interpretation. A graduate of Wheaton College, Cambridge University, 
and Duke, Dr. Levison has been with the Divinity School professionally since 1994, having 
served first as research scholar in residence, then as visiting associate professor. The new 
director of continuing theological education is Carol Jean Voisin, a graduate of Colorado 
State University, lliff School of Theology, and Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Prior 
to her appointment at Duke, Dr. Voisin served as director of special studies at the Pacific 
School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. C. Jarrett Gray, Jr. has been named director of black 
church affairs and assistant professor of the practice of American Christianity. Dr. Gray 

Previously taught at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA; a graduate of Kalamazoo College, 
ir. Gray received his theological education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and 
Drew University. 

The broad base of financial support for the Divinity School was particularly evident 
this past year with a total of $4,170,513 received from individuals, foundations, churches 
and corporations. The Ministerial Education Fund of The United Methodist Church 
and the Charlotte-based Duke Endowment continued as the principal sources for 
underwriting current operations while individual contributions, especially for scholarship 
endowments, further strengthened the program. 

Carter S. Askren, Director of Communications 

LAITY, COMMISSION ON 

The Conference Commission on Laity provides a support process for the primary task 
of our local church congregations and our Annual Conference. This includes gathering 
hopes and concerns from the laity about the effectiveness of the Conference in providing 
leaders for local churches as well as sharing hopes and concerns with our Conference 
leadership. We are a connectional church and it is important for communication to flow 
in the proper directions. Not only should we speak, we must listen and understand. 

We also have the responsibility of training laity for leadership roles in the Conference 
and our local churches. The January/Leadership Development Workshops will be held 
again in our districts in 1998 to train those in leadership positions of the local churches. 
The dates are January 4, 1998, for the coastal districts and January 11, 1998, for the 
central districts. There are new guidelines for this quadrennium and the training should be 
exciting. 

The Lay Speaking program will continue with training offered in our districts and there 
are new courses available. Our lay speakers in our Conference continue to fill pulpits and 
be in ministry in a variety of ways. Their commitment and willingness to serve is greatly 
appreciated. The Conference lay speaking course on stewardship will be held at Methodist 
College in August 1997. 

Our District Lay Rallies continue to be a great time of celebration and recognition of 
the ministry of the laity. The dynamic speakers, especially Bishop Edwards who shared in 
most of our districts, inspired and challenged the laity to have a greater commitment and 
desire to be in ministry. 

The Conference Staff Representative, Carol Hayes, to the Commission to the laity is 
an invaluable resource. We are thankful for her leadership and willingness to serve not only 
the Commission but throughout our Conference. This is available because we are a 
connectional church. 

The Commission on Laity is always ready to hear your concerns related to our 
responsibilities. May we work together with our clergy and be partners in ministry not only 
in our communities but throughout the world to the glory of Christ. 

Robby Lowry, Conference Lay Leader 



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METHODIST BOARD OF PUBLICATION, INC. 

The North Carolina Christian Advocate continues to function as the largest regularly 
distributed United Methodist communication tool in the state. Published twice a month, 
the Advocate offers readers a blend of local, state, national and global denominational and 
religious- oriented news, editorials, commentaries, reviews, poetry and regular columns 
by writers such as Bob Baldridge, Harold Bales, Ken Carter, Robert Dodd, Elizabeth 
Holbrooks, Paul Lowder, Ruth Lucier, Mike Stanton-Rich, Paul Stallsworth, Jerome Smith, 
Brenda Wills, and others that cover virtually ever area of church life. The paper is currently 
supported by a combination of subscriptions, conference benevolences and endowment 
contributions. 

This past year, editorial changes and highlights include: the addition of an alternating 
"Bishop's" column by NCC Bishop Edwards and WMCC Bishop Kammerer; new columns 
by Ken Carter, Paul Stallsworth, Jerome Smith, and Janet Hitch; detailed coverage of 
General, Juridsdictional and Annual Conferences; a series of articles on John Wesley by 
Greensboro College president Craven Williams; and "Dennis The Menace" one-panel 
cartoons by Marcus Hamilton, a GM who draws the weekly strip for national syndication. 

This past year, the Advocate has also: expanded from 12 to 16 pages; developed a 
Home Page (http://nccumc.org/advocate/ncadv.htm); and computerized and streamlined 
mailing operations. 

The Advocate, an outreach ministry that touches nearly 15,000 people twice a 
month, continues to tell the church's story in North Carolina. 

R. Kevin Rippin, /VC Christian Advocate Editor/Business Manager 

MISSIONS AND OUTREACH, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Missions and Outreach began the 1997-2000 guadrennium with 
the creating and affirming of a six-point covenant. Each member of the commission 
covenants to (1) personally participated in direct mission on a regular basis, (2) participate 
in a mission workteam or extended project during the quadrennium, (3) plan and implement 
a district interpretation event during the quadrennium, (4) focus on the quadrennium priority 
on children and youth and the bishops' initiative on children and poverty, (5) faithfully attend 
commission meetings, and (6) support one another and the work of mission in prayer. It is 
the desire and commitment of the members of the commission to demonstrate servant love 
in the world and to encourage and facilitate the participation of local churches and districts 
in Christ's mission in the world. 

In 1996, the work of the commission included four areas: 

Education and Cultivation : The Rainbow Covenant offers churches an opportunity to 
qo the second mile in qivinq to mission, after the paying in full of apportionments. The five 
lanes of the Advance (World, National, Conference, GMCOR, and Missionary Salary Support) 
provide a direct avenue of generosity. The number of Rainbow Covenant churches 
continues to grow. During this quadrennium, the Rainbow Covenant will highlight missional 
opportunities that help children and their families, in keeping with the priority of the 
commission. 

Workshops were held for new district mission secretaries and pastors new to the 
Annual Conference in August. The district secretaries created the six-point covenant that 
was affirmed by the full commission. The pastors were informed of the missional structure 
and opportunities within the Annual Conference and encouraged to become missional 
leaders in their congregations and communities. 

Jesse Staton, conference mission secretary, and the 12 district mission secretaries are 
ready to assist local churches in the development of mission outreach. Contact these 
resource people with your questions and requests. 

Volunteers-in-Mission : Projects in 199b included 28 workteams involving over 300 
people in nine countries. Work sites ranged from hurricane-devastated North Carolina to 
Armenia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia, Jamaica, Appalachia, Robeson County, and the 
desert southwest. Optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists, doctors, and nurses offered 
skilled care in numerous locations. Construction and renovation teams worked on churches, 
parsonages, orphanages, and community centers. 36 Isa Grant Scholarships were awarded 
to youth and young adults to help defray the costs of workteam participation. 14 seed 
money grants were given to local churches and districts forminq worWeams. A major project 
was the construction of the Steertown Church, Jamaica, which involved a series of six 
workteams. GMVIM offers you a chance to join the over 300 volunteers in 1996 who 
experienced the joy of mutual helping, growing, learning, and serving. 

Assistance to local mission : Churcn and community grants were made in 1996 to a 
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Interfaith Hospitality Networks, Asbury Temple GMC, Trinity-Troy Music Camp, Clark Street 
Day Care, Seaman's Service Center, and Richmond County Relief. 

Significant construction assistance was given to local churches. Gary Smith, 
conference construction coordinator, gives direction and expertise as we together assist 
churches with capital building needs. Three construction projects were completed in 1996: 
Mt. Carmel, Pink Hill, and Rehobeth. There is great demand for this construction assistance, 
and work is scheduled into the years to come. 

Special World Mission Emphases - Armenia. Liberia. Peru : Project AGAPE in Armenia 
continues to grow and flourish as a joint mission endeavor with the Western Morth Carolina 
Conference. With the help of Project AGAPE, the Armenian Apostolic Church has 
restructured two seminaries and increased from 26 students in 1993 to 256 students in 
1996. The church has created a division of education in which 90% of its priests are 
involved. 475 priests and lay persons are being trained to teach religion in 410 public 
schools in Armenia. 389 Sunday Schools have been formed, with over 9,000 people 
participating, and Sunday School literature is being created. The AGAPE Children's Home 
is caring for 43 children with a staff of 22 and serves as a distribution center for much- 
needed supplies to the area of Lachin. Assistance is being given in hospitals and clinics. 
Seven sea containers were shipped to Armenia in 1996, with contents valued at over 
$210,000. Reverend Charles Davis continues to give visionary and energetic leadership to 
these ministries, and we invite your prayers, support, and continued gifts. 

The Peru Covenant continues to bind the United Methodists of our Conference with 
the Methodists of Peru. Mutual visiting, sharing, worship, and prayer form the strong center 
of the covenant. 

The publication of the first four volumes of Obras de Wesley was celebrated at the 
World Methodist Council in 1996. Your generosity and prayers are invited as the progress 
continues toward the first-time full publication of the works of John Wesley into Spanish and 
Portuguese. As workteams and mission trips form to Latin America, consider gifts of 
volumes of Obras de Wesley to hosts, seminaries, churches, and new friends. ..all oi whom 
will rejoice to have these works available for study in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Liberia remains a priority mission for our Annual Conference. Herbert and Mary Zigbuo, 
"home" in North Carolina for two years, are available to interpret the needs of the church 
and educational work of Liberia. Despite turmoil and decay of school buildings and 
churches, 1800 children continue to be taught at the Ganta Mission School in Liberia and 
the Danke Refugee School in Ivory Coast. Your prayers, support, and generosity continue 
to undergird mission to the people of Liberia. 

The Commission on Missions and Outreach rejoices in the possibility and the promise 
of Christ's mission. Our Lord said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing 
them... and teaching them to obey everything that 1 have commanded you. And remember, 
1 am with you always, to the end of the age." May we share in the joy of Christ's mission 
which offers the gift of faith, and which transforms faith received into faith shared, to the 
end that Christ may be glorified and Christ's people welcomed, helped, and healed. Please 
contact any member of the Commission on Missions and Outreach with suggestions. Ideas, 
and questions. As we can be helpful, we look forward to doing so. 

Hope Morgan Ward, Chairperson 

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

Three important decisions were made at the committee's annual meeting: 

1 . It is recommended that every district for the next four years have a goal to help 
increase our Annual Conference Native American Awareness Sunday Offering. The goals 
are: 1997: $1,000 - 1998: $1,300 - 1999: $1,700 - 2000: $2,200 

2. It is recommended that the 1997 Annual Conference collect an offering in honor 
of the Reverend Simeon F. Cummings and in memory of the Reverend Tryon Lowery. 
This offering will be put into the Simeon F. Cummings Native American Endowment. 

3. With the 1996 General Conference decision to have a local church member 
designee for Native American Ministry, the Committee on Native American Ministry 
encourages every local church to fill this job. The new person selected can heighten 
awareness and appreciation and help increase partnership in Native American ministries. 

Milford Oxendine, Jr., Chairperson 

OUTDOOR AND CAMPING MINISTRIES, COMMISSION ON 

Part of the growing up process for young people involves spending time away from 
home. Summer camp is still an outstanding choice with very special opportunities and 
experiences which can help them along their individual paths to adulthood. 



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Church camping sets out to provide an experience of Christian community where 
campers are valued as creations of God and helped to understand and appreciate their 
worth and relationship to God, their peers and others. As discoveries are maae, experiences 
are shared and hearts are opened wide, each camper's spirit blooms with a new feeling of 
self-worth and personal growth. 

Four different camping locations across the North Carolina Conference area are 
provided for campers of all ages so that the young and the old alike, may come and enjoy 
family time, opportunities to learn about themselves, their relationships vnth each other and 
most importantly their growing relationship with God. 

In 1996, we had just over 2800 individual campers to participate in summer camping 
programs at Camp Chestnut Ridge, Camp Don Lee, and Camp Rockfish. Weekend retreats 
and group meeting facilities are offered throughout the year at these three camps. The 
camps offer a variety of year-round accommodations with facilities to meet the needs of 
groups from 6 to 250 providing programming for retreats, specializing in spiritual growth, 
individual growth, group buildinq and cooperation, and environmental education. Camp 
Kerr Lake located north of Henderson, NC has 24 waterfront water and electric hook-up 
camp sites, six A-frame cabins, two bathhouses, a pavilion and Conference room whicn 
offer both groups and individuals a place to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life. 
The usage of all camps this past year brought a camper day total of approximately 66200. 

Each of the camps this year has continued to grow with new programs centering 
around the outreach of year-round programming, including school groups, day camps, 
special needs camping, retreats for all ages, and camping experiences for campers in the 
year-round school programs. 

Even with the challenges presented this year with hurricanes, flooding, and a major fire 
each of the camp directors and staff have taken the challenges and turned them into 
opportunities for growth. We have seen a growth in utilization, in programming and our 
service to God through outdoor ministries. We are thankful for the leadership of each of our 
manager/directors: Bill Howington, John Farmer, Dennis Tawney in addition to their 
support staffs. We are also thankful for the hard work and dedication of each camp's local 
committee and the endless hours of service that they have given. We are most thankful for 
the leadership offered from the Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries and the 
Board of Directors of the North Carolina Gnited Methodist Commission on Outdoor and 
Camping Ministries, INC. 

As our camps have turned challenges into opportunities each of the camps continue 
to have very real needs which local United Methodist churches can help meet. Major 
rebuilding projects caused by the storms are being completed as funds become available. 
Unfortunately not all losses from the storms were covered by insurance. Support of our 
camping ministry by local churches having retreats, group meetings and outings at our 
camping facilities will be a blessing to all. Encouragement of children and youth to come 
to summer camps, promoting the camps as a place of summer employment for dedicated 
college students and youth adults can support our camping ministry. Local Church groups 
can also support camping ministries through participation in spring or fall work days at 
camps or by financial contributions through the Advance Special or the Campership Fund. 
We look to the faithful and dedicated support of the NC Annual Conference for camping 
ministry. 

Jim Van Hook, Chairperson 

PRISON MINISTRY AND PRISON REFORM, COMMITTEE ON 

The full committee held three meetings since the last Annual Conference. Our 
meetings have been held at local churches, the Methodist Building and at prisons. When 
meeting at prison units we take the time to tour the facility and always request time for 
interaction with the inmate population as well as time to hear from the chaplain and other 
staff. This always provides an insight and learning experience into the current conditions of 
the unit. In December the committee led a visit to Central Prison with Bishop Edwards and 
his cabinet. After a tour of the facility we met with several inmates who gave their personal 
witness to God's work in their spiritual life. 

Our committee along with Bishop Edwards and the cabinet have committed to support 
three primary initiatives during the coming year: 

1 . Our Bishop and District Superintendents will lead an aggressive Prison/Jail visitation 
program to see and hear first hand the needs of this segment of our communities. 

2. Our District Superintendents and District Council on Ministries will encourage and 
support the establishing or expansion of prison/jail ministry in each congregation 
across our conference: Recommendations raripe from: 

a. Encouraging all churches in the North Carolina Conference who have active 
Disciple Bible Study groups to consider establishing or assisting with another 



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congregation to begin a Disciple Bible Study Group in a mininnum security prison 

facility in or near their community, 
b. Supporting a Chaplain or Chaplains who are working in a prison or jail in or near 

their community. 
3. We shall all recognize, publicize and celebrate, to God's glory, the great things He has 
done and is doing in this ministry across our conference: Recommendations range 
from: 

a. Local congregations recognizing and celebrating their prison/jail ministry in their 
newsletters and/or corporate worship. 

b. Assisting our Conference committee in recognizing when and where their 
congregations are engaged in this ministry. 

The committee continues to support our adopted Mission Statement: 

Ckir Commitment - The Committee on Prison Ministry and Prison Reform of the North 
Carolina Conference is committed to providing services and opportunities for the Gnited 
Methodists in the North Carolina Conference to achieve and maintain an understanding of 
prison ministry and the importance of prison reform based upon Christian principles. The 
Committee seeks to relate in a Christian manner to the individual inmate ana his/her family 
and the victims and their families. 

Accomplishing Our Mission - The Committee's mission is accomplished by sharing 
goals and objectives through workshops on Prison Ministry and Prison Reform, by 
developing an understanding of the Biblical mandate, through the coordination of all 
programs that fulfill our mission, and by identifying opportunities and focusing our 
resources. All efforts of the committee are shared with the conference, districts, local 
churches and the community at large. 

Strategies - To reduce crime and to deal with criminals and their families, emphasize 
education and prevention of crime, alternatives to prison, fair sentencing, proposing 
programs and ministries, victim awareness, victim restitution, counseling of families of 
prisoners, chaplaincy services, prison rehabilitation services, rights of inmates, restoration 
of victims of crimes, substance abuse, vocational training of inmates and employment of 
those released from prison. 

We solicit your prayers as we seek God's will and direction in serving Him in this 
ministry. 

Pat Ford, Chairperson 

RELIGION AND RACE, COMMISSION ON 

Racism is a barrier to building inclusive community. Therefore, the Conference 
Commission on Religion and Race has a twofold purpose: to work toward the dismantling 
of racism and to help build the inclusive church. 

As we started the new quadrennium, the Commission received outstanding training 
from Baine Jenkins of the General Commission on Religion and Race, Washington, DC. 
The training, held in October at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, helped 
the Commission members to have a better understanding of their responsibilities. As a 
result of the training, the Commission decided to used Model #2 organizational structure. 
Cinder this organizational structure, we have focused on the areas of Sensitizing, Advocacy 
and Monitoring. These focus areas are chaired by Jerry Schronce, Bill Cummings, and 
Randy Innes respectively. 

The Commission on Religion and Race has monitoring and advocacy responsibilities 
for the Conference Plan of Inclusiveness. These responsibilities were reviewed at our 
January meeting. The Commission advocates the Plan's goal that each program agency 
designate at least ten percent of its program budget for ministries addressing racial/ethnic 
needs. The Plan of Inclusiveness calls for the Commission to present a comprehensive 
report on the status of inclusiveness at the 1997 Annual Conference. The Monitoring focus 
area mailed 59 surveys to agencies, commissions and institutions to gather information. 
The results of this survey will be used to compile the comprehensive report. 

At our January meeting, the Commission set a goal to sponsor another conference- 
wide workshop. The Sensitizing focus area holds the responsibility for planning and 
coordinating such an event. Bishop Marion Edwards attended our January meeting. The 
issues raised with him were accountability regarding the Conference Plan of Inclusiveness 
and sensitivity training for the Cabinet. The Bishop responded that he and the Cabinet 
were accountable for the Plan and that he was open to receiving sensitivity training for the 
Cabinet. 

The Commission supports the Plan's recommendation that each local church have 
a chairperson on Religion and Race or someone assigned to do this ministry. Eliminating 



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racism and building the inclusive church will be impaired if our local churches are not in 
dialogue regarding these issues. 

LaNella Smith, Chairperson 

STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church (1996) outlines two major 
functions for the Commission on the Status and Role of Women: Fostering an awareness 
of the meaning of the Church's continuing commitment to the full and equal responsibility 
and participation of women in the total life and mission of the church; and recommending 
program opportunities for worship, fellowship, witness, study, nurture, and service with 
persons and groups that confirm anew the liberating message of Jesus Christ that 
recognizes every person, woman or man, as a full and equal part of God's human family. 

Three key words have come to signify the major areas of work of the Commission on 
the Status and Role of Women: Advocate, Catalyst, Monitor. 

As Advocate , the Commission can speak on behalf of women, enabling them to claim 
their rightful place in decision-making arenas. This advocacy role includes working with 
individual women who are employed by the Church - both lay and Clergy - who experience 
discrimination on the basis of their sex. As Advocate, the Commission takes the initiative to 
effect change on behalf of all women, such as laywomen, racial ethnic minority women. 
Clergy women, and single women. 

To be a Catalyst is to endeavor to bring about new perceptions, new roles, and new 
empowerment for women in the Church. 

In the third arena, as Monitor , the ministry area examines the ongoing life and 
commitment of the Church. Monitoring means gathering data, both statistical and 
anecdotal through observation, surveys, questionnaires, statistical analysis of past records, 
and making recommendations. 

Our Commission must focus on these eight goals set before us in 1997 - 2000: 

1 . Support the Conference efforts on implementation of the plan on inclusiveness by 
assisting women in attending enrichment conferences and through sensitizing local 
congregations in areas of race and gender relations. 

2. Become familiar with sexual harassment guidelines and monitor use of guidelines in 
local churches, districts, and conference. 

3. Provide an event to help healing of victims of Clergy sexual harassment. 

4. Advocate for "Clergywomen in the pulpit emphasis" in the Spring of each year, 1997 - 
2000. 

5. Monitor the availability of child care services at district and conference meetings. 

6. Advocate the hope, healing and wholeness of families with emphasis on children and 
elderly. 

7. Prepare publicity pertaining to Cosrow for the back page of the Christian Advocate, 
July/August, each year, 1997 - 2000. 

8. Monitor the NC Annual Conference. 

The Women In The Pulpit Sunday for 1 996: There were a total of 42 reports with 
which to work. A total of 26 Clergywomen and 6 laywomen spoke in 44 Churcnes. 

For the first time, the NC Annual Conference will be monitored during Worship and 
Plenary Sessions. The goal of this ministry is to build and strengthen inclusive participation 
in decision making at our annual conference sessions. 

Through the Connectings the MC Commission on the Status and Role of Women has 
made available to you a resource list of books, videos, posters, and other display materials 
that may be helpful for the local church ministry group on Status and Role of Women. 

The Commission will continue to stand with and share the pain and joy as women 
grow. 

Annie L. Fairley, Chairperson 

STEWARDSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

It's been said that we should lead, follow, or get out of the way. We on the 
Commission on Stewardship have made the decision that we want to be leaders in the field 
of Stewardship. During the last year we have undertaken several projects to do just that. 

Some two years ago we began dreaming of a seminar for new pastors to train them 
in sound concepts of stewardship. We realize that most pastors come to their first 
appointments with little or no training specifically in stewardship. And yet they are often 
called upon to lead their congregations in that area. We plan to offer in early 1997 a 
comprehensive look at the many areas of stewardship using a retreat format. We plan to 
call upon many talented and gifted persons within our own annual conference to lead the 
retreat. If this effort is successful we hope to offer it on an annual basis. 



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We have offered ourselves as resource persons to teach January Workshops, teach 
Lay Speaker courses, and teach local church seminars. We were also involved in the 
district interpretation rallies which were held this past summer. We have a number of 
persons available to assist any local church who requests help with stewardship matters. 
We consider our commission to be a leading source of resource persons in the field of 
stewardship for the annual conference. 

We also offer information on the newest and best printed materials on stewardship. 
Bill Norton, our staff stewardship contact, keeps us supplied with new, as well as tried and 
true, programs on funding the ministry of the local church. A call to Bill's office in the 
United Methodist Building (1-800-849-4433) can put us in touch with the latest materials 
on the market. 

The Reverend Douglas Byrd, Executive Director of the United Methodist Foundation, 
is a key person to help churches with information on gifts and wills. He can help answer 
the complicated and often difficult questions about estate planning. 

In short, the Commission on Stewardship is prepared to offer innovative and 
experienced leadership. We have sound, proven programs available to meet the various 
needs of our local churches. We are willing and eager to help. 

Stephen N. Little, Chairperson 

WORSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

It was the privilege of the Conference Commission on Worship to plan and conduct 
the 1 1 worship services presented at the 1996 session of the NC Annual Conference. The 
Commission offered a variety of worship styles, thinking of the Annual Conference worship 
settings in terms of an old-time Methodist assembly. The response of the worshippers was 
encouraging. The Commission carried out its plan to make the services ethnically and 
gender inclusive to represent a wide spectrum of worship traditions within Methodism, and 
to reflect Mr. Wesley's own conviction that worship should be sacramental as well as 
evangelical. 

The Conference Commission on Worship began 1996 continuing its efforts to 
publicize and interpret The United Methodist Book of Worship in the January Workshops 
at the district level. Worship Training Teams were also available to local churches upon 
request. The intention of the Commission was to present services that were neither so 
elaborate nor expensive that they would be out of the reach of an average GM congrega- 
tion, and still reflect many different levels of formality. 

The goal of the Commission on Worship, as it plans the worship services for the 1997 
session of the Annual Conference, is to offer services with variety, integrity, and 
inclusiveness, which will bring worshipers into the presence of the risen Christ. In the 
creation of these services we seek to follow the example of Mr. Wesley in uniting 
experiential and sacramental piety. At the same time, we seek to be sensitive to the current 
budgetary restraints facing the NC Annual Conference and to serve as examples of good 
financial stewardship. 

The Commission on Worship thanks the NC Annual Conference for its support, and 
is delighted to continue to offer its services to the Conference and to the risen Christ. 

Charles M. Cook, Chairperson 

COUNCIL OF BISHOPS' INITIATIVE ON CHILDREN 
AND THE IMPOVERISHED, TASK FORCE ON 

Bishop Edwards has named a Task Force to be developed in the NC Conference as 
a response to the world-wide Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty. The Task Force 
has already met several times and includes clergy and laity throughout the Conference as 
well as key people from other organizations such as the Methodist Home for Children, 
state committees, and other interested people. 

Several teams have begun working within the Task Force: a Local Church Committee; 
Public Policy; Communications Committee; a Funding Committee; a committee to 
establish hearing and listening sessions throughout the Conference; and a group to look 
at Children and Faith Communities. 

As Bishop Edwards and the Task Force move forward with this ministry, we invite all 
of the Church to be in prayer and to be open and willing to engage in ministry and mission 
in these areas in the near future. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of Bishop Edwards and the Task Force, 

Carol Hayes, Associate Director, CCOM 



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DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, COMPOSITE REPORT OF 

First, we are grateful to the members of the extended Cabinet. They are: Executive 
Director of the CCOM, Robert Baldridqe; Assistant to the Bishop and Director of 
Ministerial Relations, F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; and Conference Treasurer, J. Men Norris. 
Sometimes we dread their presence for the many handouts they bring to us, but without 
their valuable assistance we would be at a great loss. 

We are grateful to the many pastors and laity for their prayers and support as we 
attempt to make the best possible appointment for every church in the hC Conference. 
At appointment time, there is remarkable resiliency in pastors and laitu which enables 
them to cope with surprises, or now and again, with disappointments. We believe this is 
a sign of God's grace in them. Without them, the appointive system could not work. 

Finally and especially, we want to welcome and thank Bishop Edwards for 
challenging and inspiring us, indeed for loving us as he works with us. Ho one can work 
closely with him without sensing the closeness he has with Christ. His plan for the 
Cabinet of daily scripture reading and intercessory prayer continues to bless us ana enrich 
our fellowship. His modeling of^greatness reflects his own resolve to follow after Christ, 
who came not to be served but to serve others. Each Cabinet mernber considers it a 
privilege to be an extension of his work. His wife, Linda, also is an inspiration both to him 
and to us. They cherish each other and we cherish their friendship. We have enjoyed them 
and hope that they will be with us for eight or more years. 

We are in Mission because of faith that God has entered our life through Jesus Christ 
and has brought salvation to the world. As our Wesleyan tradition informs us, we are 
never content with a faith received but must turn it into a gift shared. The manifold ways 
that we share our faith through the NC Conference and throughout the world are evident 
through the district reports that follow: 

BCI: Efforts of the churches continue to make this a district of eminence for Gnited 
Methodism. Chapel Hill:Christ ended its first calendar year with 101 members, enabling a 
1996 net increase of 151 for the district. The 45th annual Christian Enrichment Event was 
held, and the district sponsored a trip for 45 persons to attend a Church Growth Seminar 
at Eraser GMC. Church growth has necessitated many new facilities: Fairview dedicated a 
new Fellowship Hall, and Davis Street is in the midst of a $1 million renovation/capital 
improvementprogram. Phillips Chapel is building its first Fellowship Hall; Walnut Grove is 
replacing its Fellowship Hall, as is Swepsonville. west Orange Charge is completing a new 
parsonage. Two churches have experienced a growth level leading them to a new 
appointment status: Union Grove will move from student local pastor to full-time, and the 
Christ-Cedar Cliff Charge is planning to become two stations in 1998 with Cedar Cliff 
Church becoming full-time and Christ Church becoming part-time. As the Conference 
received its new episcopal leadership, Burlington was first among the districts to host a day 
of welcome for Bishop Marion M. Edwards and his wife, Linda. 

DO: There is continued emphasis in strengthening the community of Inclusiveness in 
the District. Two new congregations are planned for this Conference year, a multicultural 
congregation in southern Durham and a new Hispanic ministry. The 1996 Christmas 
offering was the largest amount ever for the Children's Home in Armenia (Project Agape) 
and the Special Needs Ministry at Good Shepherd UMC. Two major events have been 

Planned for education and inspiration - Domestic Violence and Pastoral Ethics with Marie 
ortune and a four day Evangelism Event with Tim Bias, General Board of Discipleship. 
These activities include workshops in each sub-district during the day and worship at Kirby 
Theatre each evening. We have approved a building program at Betnesda, renovation and 
addition at Banks, Cavel purchased a new parsonage, Salem is building a Fellowship hall 
and education building, Creedmoor is building a new Fellowship Hall, and Oak Grove has 
approved the sale of tneir parsonage. 

EC: In August 1996, Sharon GMC in Poplar Branch started an After School program. 
Mt. Hermon dedicated their new Fellowship Hall in December. New Hope is ready to break 
group for their Fellowship Hall. Holly Grove, Creswell Charge, will close in June 1997. The 
second "Hands for Jamaica" Dental Mission was in March. Bishop Kulah from Liberia and 
the Zigbuos visited the District. We are continuing the Minister of Education. 

FA: Salem has completed a children's wing to be used as a Day Care Center. St. 
Andrews is completing a new Fellowship Hall with classrooms and additional space. Hope 
Mills is completing a new Fellowship Hall with classroom space. Sandy Grove on tne 
Raeford: Hoke Charge is in the process of planning a new addition which will house new 
choir room, pastor's study, staff room and renovate sanctuary. Goshen on the Goshen- 
Keener Charge is in the process of building a $300,000 Fellowship Hall. Clinton: First has 
purchased a new parsonage for the senior minister. John Wesley has completed and 
consecrated its $200,000 renovation of the sanctuary which included a new organ and 
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and repairs including a new roof. Haymount is pianninq extensive renovation of their 
facilities. Hopewell has constructed a new storage facility. Parker's Grove has been joined 
with Erwin to make the Erwin-Parker's Grove Charge. Trinity arwd Grace churches in 
Fayetteville have been combined to make the Grace-Trinity Charge. Cornerstone, our 
newest congregation, was chartered in January 1997. Hallelujah! 

GO: Daniels Memorial completed the construction of a new $500,000 fellowship hall. 
Saulston neared completion of a $600,000 fellowship hall. Broaden initiated plans for the 
construction of a new sanctuary. Two churches, Golasboro:St. Paul's and Smith's Chapel, 
sponsored Bosnian refugee families. The Seven Springs/Bethel Charge divided into the 
Seven Springs student appointment and the Bethel part-time local pastor appointment. 
Several churches sustained significant damage to their buildings as a result of Hurricane 
Fran. Twelve churches have hosted work teams or provided work teams for the Hurricane 
Fran relief efforts. The pastors worked on two mission work team efforts and several district 
persons participated in a mission work team event in Jamaica. 

GR: Covenant, our newest church, founded in 1993, has gone to two Worship 
Services with attendance over 900 in some. Two churches, St. James and Robersonville, 
have sponsored Refugee families from Bosnia. Chocowinity has moved into new 
Sanctuary/Classroom Building. Several churches are doing renovations to make their 
facilities handicap-accessible. Pink Hill and Lanes Chapel are building new Fellowship Halls. 
The District Parsonage has been renovated and the District Office has been relocated. 
Farmville raised over $30,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity house. A Medical team from 
Jarvis Memorial went to Armenia for two weeks of intensive work, took over $200,000 in 
medical equipment to donate; Jarvis Memorial also launched its new Lay Academy. Many 
churches are participating in DISCIPLE Bible Study, and many have responded so helpfully 
to victims of Hurricane Fran. Strong progress has been made in Youth Ministries in the 
District and in payment of OMFS. 

NB: What joy it is to report on the health of our Churches and pastors. A myriad of 
accomplishments can be celebrated. The spiritual health of the district is centered in the 
Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, our Wesleyan heritage, and GM Polity. 
Churches with significant Professions of Faith during 1996 are: Centenary - 18, Havelock: Fi- 
rst - 174, Faith - 44, Garber - 26, St. Peter's - 17, Morehead City:First - 24, Newport:St. 
James - 14, Swansboro - 13, Trinity: Jacksonville - 10, and Pollocksville - 9. 

The laity continues to provide outstanding leadership. A record number, 657, attended 
the District Lay Rally in January. Each Sunday, they support their local church and pastor 
with their prayers, presence, gilts, and services. Furthermore, they have been instrumental 
in the missional outreach of the district by giving over $1,400.00 to Project AGAPE. Cinder 
the leadership of the DCOM, this District also will build its 4th Habitat for Humanity House 
in Jones County. In addition, the DCOM joined with the EC and GR Districts to raise 
$15,000 to renovate the Director's house at Camp Don Lee. In addition, the Pamlico Parish 
set up a Parish Council to strengthen its mission and ministry in Pamlico County. Also, we 
are excited that Morehead City:St. Peter's is engaged in a new outreach ministry with the 
Hispanic community of the area. 

A wise and spiritual leader declared, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who 
build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain" (Ps. 
127:1). A number of our congregations are building and laboring in love, with an optimistic 
and visionary eye focused on the future to meet the growing needs of their community. 
Churches involved in Capital Improvements aren't expanding facilities just for the sake of 
it. They are building to prepare for vital and significant ministry awaiting at their door in the 
21st Century. They are: Centenary completed $690,000 renovation program, St. Peter's 
consecrated $900,000 sanctuary on February 16, 1997, Sneads Ferry:First consecrated 
their sanctuary in September and will complete a new parsonage in April 1997, Garber has 
begun initial plans on a $550,000 renovation project of the sanctuary and office, Swansboro 
initiated a $2.2 million building program. Cedar Island broke ground on a $183,000 
educational wing. Oak Grove: Harlowe is in the middle of a $156,000 renovation. Oriental 
completed a $250,000 renovation on their sanctuary, New Bern: Trinity broke ground on 
a $650,000 renovation project, and Asbury is renovating their sanctuary at $96,000. And 
despite Hurricanes Bertha and Fran, the District increased its Mission and Service Giving 
by 2% during the 1996. Finally, the district will start a new church in July 1998; its first in 
over 1 1 years. Amen! 

RA: 1996 has been an exciting year: On 1 1/3/96, Sunrise GMC held its first worship 
service at Holly Springs Elementary School, and on 1 1/17/96, Disciple UMC held its first 
worship service at Morrisville Elementary School, with a combined total attendance of 291. 
Saint James broke ground and consecrated a beautiful new Fellowship Hall. Hayes Barton 
broke ground on 1/12/97, for an addition which will meet many of its needs including a 
Fellowship Hall at a cost of over $3 million. Wendell broke ground on 3/2/97, for a new 



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educational building and Fellowship Hall at a cost of $475,000. Knightdale celebrated the 
full payment on land on which the new facility will be built by burning the note. Macedonia 
and Fuquay-Varina voted to relocate their facilities. Membership in the District by profession 
of faith and transfer of letter continues to grow at a rapid pace. 

RO: Lumberton: Chestnut Street completed a new Fellowship Hall/Office/Music 
Complex. Rockingham: First cornpleted a renovation of its facilities. Building projects are 
being planned for Galilee, Piney Grove and Mount Olive. A uniaue Children's Ministry was 
begun at Lumberton: Pine View under the leadership of the Rev. Kellie Gallagher-Smith. This 
ministry has involved African-American, Hispanic, Native American and White children. 
Native American GMs in Robeson County provided 5 volunteers to a Amission Work Team 
in Bolivia through the Andean Rural Health project. 

RM: Concord CIMC on the Seaboard Charge broke ground for a Fellowship building. 
This is the first addition to the church since it was built 200 years ago. Corinth on the 
Calvary Charge has renovated the sanctuary and dedicated it. Nashville has purchased 
property adjoining the church grounds for future expansion. Clark Street A\inistries 
continues to reach out into the community. An infant nursery has been added to the Day 
Care Center and several new ministries, such as Bible study, Sunday School, and youth 
groups, have begun to witness in the name of our Lord. Marvin, Trinity Parish, has 
purchased property adjacent to the church for future growth. 

SA: The District continues to celebrate its collective ministries of both lay and clergy. 
We rejoice to report that the District paid out over 100% of its A\ission and Service giving 
for 1996 and accepted again 100% of its Mission and Service giving for 1997. We rejoice 
over the continued growth in our Hispanic ministries. Both churches in Siler City and 
Sanford are growing in terms of their participation in worship, Bible study, and stewardship. 
They are averaging over 100 in attendance in the two congregations. A parsonage was 
purchased and improvements are being made on both church facilities. Our newest church 
in Pinehurst finalized the purchase of an 11 acre site for $150,000. A member of Page 
Memorial donated 40% of the property to the new church. Goldston completed a sanctuary 
renovation at a cost of $26,996.03. High Falls and Fair Promise purchased the outstanding 
shares of the Old Glendon Charge. High Falls portion was $21,509.52 and Fair Promise's 
portion was 19,717.06. Marcus built and dedicated their Fellowship Hall at a cost of 
$92,000. St. Luke pledged $1.4 million toward a Church Endowment. They have expanded 
their building by constructing a Columbarium. Siler City: First will break ground soon to 
rebuild their church facilities which were destroyed by fire. They will relocate on an 11 acre 
track of land which was donated by a church family. This new complex is estimated to cost 
upon completion $2.4 million. We give thanks to God for the great year which we have had 
in the District. 

WI: The past year has been marked with disasters and new beginnings. Two 
hurricanes and one tropical storm have resulted in much disaster relief work but the Lord 
has provided much to be thankful for. We are indebted to (JMCOR, the Conference Disaster 
Response and the WNC Conference who have leased a home in Wilmington to house 
continuous work teams. As of the first of February, 68 work teams from within and outside 
the district have repaired 79 homes. Despite significant financial losses, we moved from last 
place to fourth place in the payment of our Mission and Service Giving, up 7%, and the 
district raised over $15,000 in start-up monies for new church development. On February 
2, 1997, 200 attended the first worship service at Hope GMC. Harbor, begun in 1996, lead 
the district with 94 Professions of Faith and a net increase in membership of 190. Other 
significant membership increases were: Pine Valley, 51 Professions of Faith for a total net 
increase of 130, Seaside, 54 Professions of Faith for a total net membership increase of 69, 
and Ocean View a total net membership increase of 53. Eight Wilmington churches entered 
the "Revisioning" pilot project for a year-long self-study and examination of their future. 
Ground breakings were neld for Sharon's Fellowship Hall and Ocean View's Multi-Purpose 
building. Pine Valley's Family Life Center has been completed. Classroom additions nave 
been approved for Seaside and Hampstead. Several other building projects within the 
district are being considered for the coming year. Wesley Memorial purchased the much- 
needed adjacent property. In preparation of the 200th Anniversary celebration, Grace 
invested $90,000 in the renovation of their organ. Setting an example for other churches 
to follow. Evergreen began a ministry to Hispanics. This year we tied with the NB District 
who have held the highest attendance at January Workshops for 8 years. 

Albert Shuler, Dean 



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THE DUKE ENDOWMENT 

For 72 years the Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment has enjoyed a 

Bartnership with the two Annual Conferences in North Carolina in service to and with rural 
M churcnes. In 1996, The Endowment increased its funding for grants to rural churches 
and agencies serving rural churches. In the Building Rural Churcnes Program, The Duke 
Endowment made building grants to 51 churches in the amount of $1,467,000. These 
grants aided churches as they built new sanctuaries, fellowship halls, education buildings, 
and family life centers. The Endowment also made grants totaling $1,291,000 to maintain 
and operate rural churches. These grants supported churches in their outreach to their 
communities and to Duke Divinity School in its service to the rural church. Finally, grants 
of $1,313,000 were made to superannuated ministers to salute them for their effective 
service and aid them in their retirement. The grant total of grants made by the Rural Church 
Division of The Duke Endowment in 1996 was $4,070,000. 

But a recital of grant dollars fails to capture the vibrancy of many of the rural church 
programs The Duke Endowment is privileged to aid. We see churches reaching out to their 
communities through a wide array of child care programs. These child care programs 
strengthen families, help in the development of the child, and show a community that a 
rural Methodist church really cares. We see churches, often in cooperation with churches 
of other denominations, joining together to meet human needs for food, clothing and 
shelter In rural communities. We know that even more will be asked of rural churches in the 
future as welfare reform takes hold. We see Methodist pastors In a rural county joining with 
pastors from several churches to offer church-based programs on self-esteem and sex 
education for troubled teens. This inter-racial, inter-denominational program hopes to teach 
Christian values of personhood to the next generation. North Carolina is growing and 
chanqing In remarkable ways, and The Duke Endowment salutes and joins with rural 
churcnes In their efforts to meet the needs of a changing population. 

In the Fall of 1996, the Rural Church Division hosted a consultation on rural NC. 
Please call and tell us about your rural church's outreach program or your dreams for 
mission in your community. The rural church office is located in Durham at 3329 Durham- 
Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27717-1307, telephone 919-489-3359, E-Mail: 
jmann@tde.org, and FAX 919-489-3350. Val Rosenqulst, Barbara Hllllard, Shelby Wallen, 
and I hope to hear from you and see how we might be of assistance to you as you engage 
in ministry In your rural community. 

James B. Duke Is quoted as saying: "My old daddy always said that If he amounted to 
anything in life It was due to the Methodist circuit riders. If I amount to anything In this world 
I owe It to my daddy and the Methodist Church." The Methodist Church continues to be an 
institution capable of remarkable Influence, and The Duke Endowment commends the 
churches, pastors, and laity of rural Methodist churches for their faithfulness to God and 
service to NC. 

W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church Division 

EPISCOPACY, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee on the Episcopacy of the NC Conference functions at the Conference 
level much like the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of your local church. It is our job to 
support the bishop In the oversight of the spiritual and temporal affairs of the Church, to be 
available to the bishop for counsel, to assist in determining the episcopal needs of the area, 
to keep the bishop apprised of conditions within the area that affect his work, to Interpret 
to the people of the cnurches the work of the bishop, to evaluate the work of the bisnop 
and to report to the jurisdictional committee on needs with the area served by the bishop. 
All of this Is detailed In paragraph 635 of your Book of Discipline. The NC Conference has 
been blessed with outstanding and inspired episcopal leadership. We are grateful for the 
past 12 years In which Bishop C. P. Minnick and his wife, Mary Ann, labored among us with 
compassion and wisdom. 

It Is a joy to stand before you this day and introduce our new bishop and his wife. 
Marion Edwards was born and reared in a coastal south Georgia town of about 1,000 
people named Springfield. This was a Salzberger German settlement, with many of the 
families there holding the same land granted to ancestors 300 years ago. These people 
watched Marlon and his brother, Billy, grow to maturity. They have followed their lives and 
ministry with joy and satisfaction. Let me speak to you a bit about prayers answered and 
dreams fulfilled. 

We had the privilege of talking with a few of those who knew Bishop Edwards well. One 
couple, M. W. and Ruby Bragg, have loved him like a son. In fact, tne morning after his 
election as a bishop at Lake Junaluska, Mr. Bragg was at the Methodist parsonage knockinq 
at the door at 7:00 am to make sure their pastor had the news. They said they saw the hand 
of God In his life from the very first. 



263 Reports 

I. B. Johnson was Marion Edwards' high school agriculture teacher. He also tauqht 
Sunday School and served as a youth counselor. "God used Marion Edwards in a midnty 
and powerful way. But you have to know that Marion is doing exactly what he believed God 
wanted him to do. Marion Edwards always wanted to be a preacher!" he said. 

Mr. James Zittrouer still farms the land granted to his ancestors by the King of 
England. He has tauqht Sunday School at The (Jnited Methodist Church in Springfield for 
56 years. He taught Marion and his brother, Billy. 

Mr. Zittrouer related the story of how Uncle Billy Edwards, Marion's father, felt the call 
to preach late in life. He worked as a store clerk and a carpenter and knew it would be 
virtually impossible at his age to go back to school to study for the ministry. So he prayed 
that one of his two sons would be called to preach. God answered his prayers in a mighty 
and powerful way. Both sons entered the ministry, Marion in the South Georgia Conference, 
and nis older brother, Billy, in the North Georgia Conference. 

AAr. Zittrouer tells how one day at church he asked the boys in his Sunday School class 
what they wanted to be. When it came to be Marion's turn, he said, "1 want to be a 
Methodist preacher." And he added, "Who knows, one day I might even be a bishop!" All 
the boys in the class laughed. James Zittrouer says, "Marion Edwards never lost his ciream. 
And God fulfilled that dream." 

What was he like growing up? He was serious about spiritual matters. He was devoted 
to Christ. He was at cnurch whenever the doors were open. But he could have fun too. 
James Zittrouer described a swimming hole down on Ebenezer Creek. He said, "1 can still 
see Marion walking barefooted down the road toward the creek with a watermelon in each 
hand. He would put those down in the water to cool while he and his friends swam. Boy, 
we had good times! 1 wish Marion could come back and jump in that old swimming hole 
again. "Of course," he said, "the water might rise a little higher now than it did back then!" 

Another bishop was born in south Georgia, just a few score miles from Marion's home. 
Arthur J. Moore once said of his days growing up there, "As memory comes trooping in, 
one can easily go back to those happy, carefree days. But we must go on from one duty 
to another,and finally come to the end of an earthly pilgrimage and give an accounting. 

There is no doubt that Marion Edwards would agree with the words of Bishop Moore 
when he said, "The supreme aim of my ministry has been to witness and to share. 1 have 
taken my stand with those who gratefully and joyfully accept and proclaim the doctrines 
historically associated with what we call evangelical Christianity. 1 have always believed that 
it is not a new definition of religion that we need, but a new realization of Christ's power." 

Marion Edwards went to Young Harris Junior College, a United Methodist school in the 
foothills of Georgia. There he met Linda Layfield, who would become his wife. He then 
transferred to Georgia Southern College to connplete his undergraduate education. During 
those years he served as a youth director in Fort Valley, and as a student pastor of the 
Coleman Charge. 

Marion and Linda were married in 1 962. They moved to Atlanta when he enrolled at 
Candler School of Theology. There he distinguisned himself as an outstanding student, 
earning a place in Theta Phi Honor Society and finishing his B.D. degree. Later he would 
earn a doctorate from Emory University. 

Marion Edwards served churches in Atlanta, Macon, Ellaville, Savannah, Hazelhurst, 
and finally at St. Luke in Columbus, from which he was elected to the episcopacy. He also 
served as superintendent of the Waycross District. He has had a distinguished career in the 
local church and at the levels of the Annual Conference, Jurisdictional Conference, and 
General Conference. 

He has already established his ministry here. Who can forget those scenes of his 
working in the aftermath of Hurricane Fran, of his holding the hands of church members, 
forming a circle and leading them in prayer. God sent him to us. God will do great things 
with him, and with us as we surrender to his will. 

One of the finest descriptions of Marion and Linda Edwards came from her sister. She 
said, "Marion and Linda have always been a team in ministry. The church has been their 
whole life. They are the most caring and compassionate people 1 know." We have already 
seen this in the ministry he has shared among us. 

1 am going to ask Dr. Kermit Braswell and his wife, Alice, to escort Linda Edwards to 
the stage. T present to you. Bishop and Mrs. Marion Edwards. This is a special day for the 
Edwards. Today, June 9, is their 35th wedding anniversary. 

Bishop, during my tenure as chair of the Committee on Episcopacy in this Conference, 
it has been my custom to lead the Conference in a prayer for our bishop at the opening 
session. With your permission, I would like to pray now for you and Linda, and for your 
ministry among us. Let us pray. 

God of Abraham and Sarah, of Isaac and Rebecca, of Jacob, Moses, David, the 
prophets of old, God of Mary and Joseph, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God of the 



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apostles and the faithful through the ages, we come to you now asking your blessing upon 
your servant Marion, and upon Linda his partner in life and ministry. We are grateful for the 
way you have been with them in the past. Now we pray that you would undergird their 
ministry in the present. Be especially with Marion, in the work of a bishop. May he have 
wisdom and inspiration from you, and may his decisions reflect the baptism of your 
purpose. May even the simplest work shine and give glory to our Lord and Christ. May the 
weighty and mighty acts redound to your glory and the presence of your Holy Spirit. May 
those who follow us look back and say, "The hand of the Lord was in the midst of their 
labors." This we pray in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Chairperson 

LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION 

One of the highlights of the responsibilities of the Commission on the Laity is to 
choose the Lay Person of the Year from the district nominees. It is always exciting and 
inspirational to read about the exciting ministries of the laity in our Conference. Today we 
honor each District Lay Person of the Year and ask each one to stand and remain standing 
until all names have been called. 

Burlington: Ms. Katherine Wacker is from Orange GMC. She is a dedicated member 
who supports and participates in a variety of church outreach mission projects. Her 
leadership style is her witness to God and is described as "Christ-centered; she keeps us 
focused on what Christ would have us do." She is a servant, role model, and gifted leader. 

Durham: Ms. LaNella Smith, Asbury Temple GMC, Durham, has vitality, enthusiasm 
and commitment to Christ. She contributes to building up the Body of Christ through the 
choir, leading programs. Habitat for Humanity, as well as her participation in the DCOM, 
and on the Conference Commission on Religion and Race. As her church proclaims, "She 
will pray with you, laugh with you, cry with you. She is our friend." 

Elizabeth City: Ms. Audrey Farrow is from St. Johns UMC, Avon. She is involved in 
a multiplicity of roles which include teaching Adult Sunday School and VBS, as well as 
serving in the OMW. On the district level, she served on the Board of Nominations 
Committee. As her church states, "She is an incredible example of both the mystery and the 
Mission of Christ." 

Fayetteville: Mr. Lyman Home of Grace CIMC in Clinton is involved in almost all areas 
of the life of the local church. From leading the youth group to providing computer 
equipment, training and expertise, to wisdom and leadership in committee and personnel 
matters, he has been a strong leader in his church, and a true disciple of Jesus Christ. "He 
is a worthy disciple of Christ," states his church. 

Goldsboro: Mr. Alan Casey is a member of Sanders Chapel GMC. He is an active lay 
speaker and participates with the GMM, as well as in the youth ministry of the church. As 
Sunday School Superintendent, he has helped build up their attendance through a "Super 
Sunday" program. "The members of Sanders Chapel receive many blessings because of^his 
work." 

Greenville: Ms. Carol Richardson is from Bath GMC. She is a Bible teacher whose 
warmth, humor and joy in the Lord have given her opportunities to lead seminars and 
retreats, and be an active Lay Speaker in her local church. She is involved in the District Lay 
Life and Work Committee and participates in many arenas of the life of the church. "She 
has made a powerful impact on the lives in the community and the Conference serving the 
Lord." 

New Bern: Ms. Kathy Bailey, Trinity GMC, is a mission-oriented person. She has been 
GMW president, aid to the elderly church members, and coordinator for a missions project 
in relation to Project Agape. Her church proclaims, "Kathy is our own Energizer Rabbit!" 

Raleigh: Mr. Lavern Nanney is a member of Wesley Memorial GMC. He is an active 
Christian as President of GMM, Adult Sunday School teacher, and team leader for 
Appalachia Service Project. As his church affirms, "Lavern is a Christian who gives of his 
time, talent, and resources to do God's work." 

Rockingham: Ms. Treva Stewart is a member of Pleasant Grove GMC. As a lay 
speaker, she leads in the areas of evangelism, worship, GMW, visitation, and on the District 
Committee on the Supehntendency. "The ministry she provides is outstanding." 

Rocky Mount: Ms. Elladean "Deanie" Bowers is a member of Jackson GMC. Her 
involvement includes choir. Adult Sunday School teacher. Administrative Council, GMW, 
and chairperson for COSROW, to name a few! She also volunteers in a variety of State 
programs. "When there is a friend in need, she is always a friend indeed!" 

Sanford: Ms. Kathy Chappell is from Candor GMC. Her gifts of ministry range from 
being a Sunday School teacher to coordinator of the Food Pantry, to involvement in the 
GMW. "Kathy is a dedicated and powerful witness about what God can do in a person's life!" 



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Wilmington: Ms. Susan Pennock is an active member of Camp GMC in Shallotte. 
Among her many interests is her ministry with children. She has been instrumental in 
initiating, coordinating, and maintaining a variety of children's ministries: VBS, children's 
camp, children's church teacher, and mission coordinator for children. "Susan's ministry 
expands beyond our church and lives out Christ centered church involvement within the 
community." 

Let us applaud these individuals and the ministry that they provide, and remember that 
they represent the many laity in our Conference who provide effective ministry. 

Our Annual Conference Lay Person of the Year has poured her vitality, enthusiasm, 
and commitment to Christ into the mission and ministry of her local church, the district, 
and the NC Conference. She is a role model in that she is committed to the "Connectional 
Church." Her focus is not limited to her local church or one ministry. 

In her local church, she serves as chairperson of Stewardship, vice-president of UMW, 
Choir member (Soloist), secretary of the Administrative Council and will be the new 
chairperson of the Council. Her Fourth Sunday Mission Moments have been inspiring and 
helped to increase the church's giving to mission. She reads much of the church's literature 
and helps keep the congregation informed. She also finds the time to be a volunteer for 
Habitat for Humanity. 

She is district representative to the Conference Commission on Religion and Race and 
was elected as the chairperson. She is a member of the District Council on Ministries and 
serves on the Ministries Budget Committee. She is treasurer of the Conference GMW, a 
trustee of NC Wesleyan College, and is business manager for the MC Conference School 
of Christian Mission. She helped to design the first Lay Academy of the SEJBMCR and is 
treasurer of SEJBMCR. At the general church level, she was recently elected as a director 
of the Women's Division. 

Our Conference Lay Person of the Year does everything she can to contribute to the 
church and the community. She does any chore from cleaning and decorating to giving 
inspirational speeches or planning and executing programs. She has gotten off a plane at 
10:20 am on Sunday morning and rushed to the cnurch to be able to sing at the morning 
worship service. Such is her dedication and commitment. More than anything, she is a 
Christian and a friend. She will indeed pray with you, laugh with you, and cry with you. She 
is LaNella Smith of Asbury Temple GMC in the Durham District. 

We ask that her local churcn lay leader, pastor, and district superintendent escort her 
to the podium for the presentation. May we applaud her commitment to our Lord and her 
commitment to the "Connectional Church." 

Robby Lowry, Conference Lay Leader 

PARTNERS IN CARING, 
NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE 

Tlie Following Calls Have Been Paid Since January 1, 1996 

Call No. 405 - T. B. Hough (1/2 call in '96) 2,050.00 

Call No. 406 - Leon Crossno (1/2 call in '96) 2,050.00 

Call No. 407 - Alton Lancaster 4,100.00 

Call No. 408 - O. N. Hutchinson 4,100.00 

Call No. 409 - Bryan Gregory 4.100.00 

TOT/KL $16,400.00 

FINANCI/^ STATEMENT 

Balance on Hand, Checking Acct., First Gnion $9,309.61 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 01/01/96 50,825.62 

Investment Appreciation,Methodist Foundation, 1996 6,870.84 

Received from Payment of Calls/Checking Acct.Interest 19.672.91 

TOT/M- TO BE ACCOGNTED FOR $86,678.98 

PISBGRSEMENTS, 01/01-12/31/96 

Payments to Beneficiaries $16,400.00 

Office Expenses, including Postage 1.543.99 

TOT/KL DISBGRSEMENTS $17,943.99 

FGNDS ON H/KND, 12/31/96 

Balance,First Gnion, 12/31/96 $1 1,038.53 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 12/31/96 57.696.46 

TOT/KL DISBGRSEMENTS & FGNDS ON H/KND $86,678.98 



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TRUSTEES YEAR ENDING 

Rachel Moser 2000 

Branson Sheets III 2000 

Tonn Loftis 1997 

Henry Lovelace 1997 

Jim Hobbs 1999 

Denny Wise 1999 

Jerry T. Smith, President 

Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Vice-president 

Henry N. Lovelace, Secretary -Treasurer 

SOCITHEASTERN JURISDICTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COONCIL 

The Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council is grateful to the NC Conferen- 
ce for the support provided this connectional ministry. The work of leaders from the 
conference has enabled SEJAC to review its mission, revise its servant ministry, and take 
steps to become more effective in providing inspiration and training for nurture, outreach, 
and witness. In the mean time, financial contributions from the conference have melded 
with others to provide a historic level of support for your jurisdictional ministry. 

Now, as the renewed SEJAC moves forward in a challenging quadrennium, the NC 
Annual Conference will be represented on the Council by Bishop Marion Edwards, Robert 
Baldridge (Hope Morgan Ward), LaNella Smith, Robert Huckaby, and Sam Dixon, Jr. It is 
our sincere hope that, together, we will be empowered by God to discern needs and tailor 
responses that will assist you in calling persons to Christ, equipping them in faithful 
discipleship, and sending them forth in service. 
1996 REPORT 

Ministry of Program and Agencies - The final year of the quadrennium was also 
the final year for the Program and Agency Divisions which have been merged into a new 
comprehensive Ministry Division. 

During the year, the Program Division: 

• Offered an increased number of opportunities for Bible Study and Faith Formation 

• Initiated a series of annual Wesleyan Heritage Weeks 

• Enrolled over 22,000 persons in Council Sponsored programs with significant 
increases in Youth A\inistry and Lay Ministry Center participation 

• Took steps to create a new office of Outreach and Advocacy to undergird mission, 
church and society, and ethnic ministries 

• Helped establish new Korean-American congregations.supported Hispanic program 
of lay missioner training, and laid ground work plans in Strengtnening the Black Church 

• Continued development oitheologically sound lay and clergy leadership training 
programs 

During the year, the 7 Jurisdictional Agencies continued their serving ministries as: 

• Archives & History hosted 5000 persons in Heritage Center, modeled preservation 
of historic materials, and provided training for annual conference units. 

• Gulfside Assembly expanded its programminq to over 5000 youth and adults, 
sponsored a College and Career Fair, Mission Travel Seminar, and Music School and 
ministered among the homeless. 

• Hinton Rural Life Center consulted with annual conferences and advocated for small 
membership churches while expanding on-campus programs which included over 1000 in 
work team experiences. 

• Intentional Growth Center continued exceptional Elderhostel and adult ministries, 
provided confirmation training experiences, and offered many personal, spiritual, and 
ministry growth programs. 

• SEJANAM enabled the formation of Native American congregations as well as other 
ministries of presence, and provided training for lay members, clergy, and ministerial 
candidates. 

• SEMAR worked with 46 homes for Retarded Adults (307 -I- residents) and consulted 
with several annual conferences while advocating for persons with disabilities of all types. 

• GMVIM coordinated a historic high of 531 mission teams expending approximately 
$5,000,000, helped placed persons in individual mission assignments, and explored new 
areas for international service. 

In early 1997, the new Ministry Division hosted its first Ministry Forum designed to seek 
a common ground in mission for over 60 jurisdictional agencies, associations, fellowships, 
and organizations as these seek to carry out their ministries. Emphasizing coordination and 
communication rather than control, new stages in coordination and effective programming 
are anticipated. In response to requests, a new office in communications technology is 



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being established to model effective missional and administrative use of current computer, 
video, and other technologies and to provide assistance to annual conferences upon 
request. 

Lake Junaluska. Assembly - Providing a setting for inspiration, training, and 
wholesome recreation, the Assembly hosted more than 70,0(J0 persons last year. 
Jurisdictional-wide groups as well as annual conferences, districts, and local churches were 
served. As part of a studied plan, significant property and service enhancements were 
undertaken which include: 

• Completion of Phase I in the Lambuth exterior renovation as well as extensive interior 
refurbishing 

• Renovation of the Youth Center was begun and will be completed in March, 1 997 

• Development of additional parking/erection of new signage throughout Assembly 

• Establishment of a Residential Services Department as a self-supporting cost center 

• Launching of the Hickory Hill Development of 137 residential lots 

• Continuation of intentional training and growth in service excellence 

In 1997, with support from the Ministry Division, needed video projection will be 
installed in Stuart Auditorium, renovation of the Lambuth exterior will continue, a new 
Lakemont Condominium building is scheduled to replace the worn-out Liner Building, plans 
to upgrade the campground will be pursued, and a new Long Range Planning Task Force 
will develop a comprehensive plan to guide further development. 

During 1997, nousiriq and food revenues failed to meet expectations and contributed 
to a 2.5% budget deficit. This resulted in a deferred maintenance contribution of $167,000 
less than budgeted. A thorough re-evaluation issuing in a reduced operating budget, a 
series of planned outsourcings, further training in continuous improvement, and changes 
in leadership pronriise a better year in 1997. SEJAC's goal is to establish levels of efficiency 
within the church's value system so focus on mission can supersede financial concerns. 

Public Relations, Marketing, and Development - Providing services to both the 
Ministry Division and Lake Junaluska Assembly, significant steps have been taken to 
enhance communication within the jurisdiction and redesign staff responsibilities 
accordingly. During the year the department has: 

• Connected with various networks to make Lake Junaluska and Ministry Division 
resources available 

• Improved reservation processes 

• Developed a Web Page available on the Internet at LakeJunaluska.com 

• Redesigned the SEJ QNITED METHODIST 

• Continued to work through system of district Junaluska Advisors 

• Established a new Development Committee to seek increased endowment (Currently 
$5,082,276 with $1,547,545 in restricted accounts. Since 1988, proceeds from property 
sales are added to endowment) 

Gordon C. Goodgame, Executive Director 



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STATISTICIAN'S REPORT 
(Table I) 



Table 1-1996 
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 

1 Total full members reported at the close of last year 

2 Received this year on Confession of Faith or Restored 

3 Received from other United Methodist Churches 

4 Received from other denominations 

5A Total removed by Charge Conference action 
5B Removed by withdrawal 

5 Total removed by Charge Conf.action or withdrawn 

6 Removed by transfer to other UM Churches 

7 Removed by transfer to other denominations 

8 Removed by death 
9A Asian 

98 Black + African American 

9C Hispanic 

9D Native American 

9E Pacific Islander 

9F White 

9 Total full members at close of this year 

10 Av. attendance at principal weekly worship service(s) 

1 1 Number of persons baptized this year (all ages) 

12 Prep. mbrs. now on roll (all baptized children under 19) 

13 Number of persons on constituency roil (Par. 232.4) 

14 Total enrolled in confirmation classes this year 

CHURCH SCHOOL 

15 Number of leaders 

16 Children in all classes and groups 

17 Youth in all classes and groups 

18 Adults in all classes and groups 

19 Total church school membership 

20 Average attendance in the Sunday Church School 

21 Av. attend. in other ongoing classes/groups for learning 

22 Av.attend.in short-term classes/groups for learning 

23 Church sch.mbrs.joining church on confession of Taith 

UNITED METHODIST MEN 

24 Membership in chartered United Methodist Men 

25 Amount paid for projects 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

26 Membership in United Methodist Women 

27 Amount paid for local church and community work 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

28 Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 

29 Amount paid for projects 

PROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 

30 Value of church land, buildings and equipment 

31 Value of church-owned parsonages and furniture 

32 Value of other assets 

33 Indebtedness on items 30, 31, 32 at end of year 

34 Other indebtedness 



1995 



1996 



220,220 


220,973 


3,778 


3,984 


3,297 


3,194 


2,219 


2,409 


1,279 


1,065 


742 


793 


2,021 


1,858 


2,477 


2,104 


1,265 


1,130 


2,778 


2,692 


157 


114 


5,229 


4,738 


74 


106 


1,926 


2,203 


24 


38 


213,563 


215,720 


220,973 


222,776 


78,415 


79,919 


3,367 


3,531 


27,114 


28,427 


16,864 


17,275 


2,003 


2,233 


13,491 


12,839 


23,322 


23,479 


11,256 


11,566 


47,642 


47,265 


95,721 


94,986 


50,548 


45,373 


20,977 


20,437 


27,695 


27,360 


1,927 


2,104 


8,146 


8,004 


477,797 


426,472 


25,434 


30,341 


797,577 


752,653 


10,423 


10,006 


248,517 


321,512 


576,579,040 


590,549,560 


61,003,334 


64,227,708 


38,658,534 


41,574,866 


26,977,537 


34,912,316 


1,935,942 


354,123 



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(Table II) 

Table II -1996 1995 1996 

BENEVOLENCES 

35 World Service and Conference Benevolences 

36 Ministerial Education Fund 

37 Black College Fund 

38 Africa University Fund 

39 Mission Initiatives 

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 

43 Spirit for Tomorrow 

44 Conference Advance Specials 

45 $10 Club 

46 Higher Education 

48 Health and Welfare agencies 

49 Disaster Preparedness 

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 

57 Lake Junaluska 

CONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

58 Pension and benefit funds remitted to GBOP 

59 Pension and benefit funds remitted to the Conf. Treas. 

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 & 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 exp.for program (including church school) 

72 Other current operating exp.(not including prog.exp.) 

73 Principal/int.paid on indebtedness, loans, mortgages,etc. 

74 Paid on bldgs/improv'mnts(not includ.funds borrowed) 

75 UMW cash sent to District or Conf.UMW Treasurer 

76 Grand Total Paid 

NOTE: The tables above are preliminary figures and are 
subject to change upon final audit 



2,687,520 


2,823,553 


136,033 


445,576 


454,275 


8,699 


153,915 


159,779 


5,864 


40,447 


40,677 


230 


14,594 


14,825 


231 


705,326 


628,773 


-76,553 


10,844 


4,571 


-6,273 


9,089 


6,512 


-2,577 


45,177 


37,261 


-7,916 


3,707 


4,335 


628 


6,551 


8,605 


2,054 


16,113 


12,684 


-3,429 


6,617 


6,873 


256 


87,254 


73,270 


-13,984 


2,115 


1,005 


-1,110 


88,435 


316,323 


227,888 


132,502 


124,535 


-7,967 


1,214,015 


1,227,094 


13,079 


611,459 


598,567 


-12,892 


2,072 


83,133 


81,061 


2,161,991 


2,625,174 


463,183 


8;358:TJB5 


9;25i:824 


893! /by 


22,948 


23,587 


639 


83,082 


90,367 


7,285 


57,010 


56,887 


-123 


865,744 


863,226 


-2,518 


573,334 


588,315 


14,981 


76,709 


79,544 


2,835 


1,6/8:82/ 


1,701 1926 


23^099 


2,742,501 


2,892,460 


149,959 











1,074,996 


1,076,140 


1,144 


322,873 


322,534 


-339 


564,192 


599,057 


34,865 


2,667,814 


2,991,830 


324,016 


/;3/2;3/B 


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14,151,461 


14,786,538 


635,077 


803,029 


836,992 


33,963 


1,620,346 


1,610,428 


-9,918 


101,510 


100,446 


-1,064 


1,721,856 


1,710,874 


-10,982 


1,859,432 


1,697,953 


-161,479 


91,468 


86,592 


-4,876 


1,950,900 


1,784,545 


-166,355 


144,016 


191,066 


47,050 


15,701 


17,066 


1,365 


2,707,521 


2,842,661 


135,140 


2,861,144 


3,050,793 


189,649 


2i;494;484 


22[m:/A2 


S75\2bii 


643,179 


655,150 


11,971 


9,588,076 


10,068,462 


480,386 


4,221,285 


4,636,554 


415,269 


10,436,473 


11,414,976 


978,503 


5,682,986 


5,990,407 


307,421 


11,041,331 


10,178,499 


-862,832 


41,613,330 


42;y44;U48 


1,33U;/18 


492,382 


520,505 


28,123 


81,009,464 


84,406,908 


3,397,444 



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TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

The Conference Board of Trustees reorganized in Juiy of 1996 with the election of 
officers and the establishment of goals for the new quadrennium. Careful review was made 
of trustee responsibilities regarding Conference properties and policies related thereto. 

The Board continues to receive and maintain closed church properties within the 
various districts of the Conference. Policy followed by the Board with reference to these 
properties includes possible use by the Conference for church redevelopment, rental by 
other groups, or possible sale. 

Three closed church properties, CENTRAL CROSS in the Rocky Mount District, 
UGHTHOGSE in the Sanford District, and PROVIDENCE (Duplin County) in the Goldsboro 
District have been sold during the year. PIREWAY in the Wilmington District has been 
deeded to a group of local trustees. Other closed church properties currently being rented 
include EVANS in the Elizabeth City District, BETHESDA and STANHOPE in the Rocky 
Mount District, and JOHNSON CHAPEL in the Wilmington District. 

Improvements continue to be made to the United Methodist Building in Raleigh, and 
all available space for rental is fully leased. Minor damages to the building from Hurricane 
Fran, covered by insurance, are being repaired. Other Conference properties (staff 
parsonages and camps) where storm damage occurred have also received necessary 
repairs. Renovations to the episcopal residence have been completed as approved by the 
Episcopal Residence Committee and the Board of Trustees. 

The Board of Trustees, in its organization for the 1997-2000 quadrennium, has 
established several committees for more effective procedural operation. These include: 
long-range planning with regard to all properties; property management or disposal; 
insurance; staff parsonage maintenance; and United Methodist Building. 

William C. Simpson, Jr., Chairperson 

UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 

Fifty-six (56) new gift and investment accounts and outstanding investment 
performance during 1996 enabled United Methodist Foundation, Incorporated to reach 
another significant milestone. For the first time in its 42-year history assets exceeded 

$5o,ooo,oao. 

Nine (9) new life income gift plans (charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder 
trusts) were created in 1996 along with 24 new endowment funds. During the year 23 new 
revocable investment accounts were opened by churches and causes of the Church. In spite 
of the scheduled withdrawal of funds ($2.25 million in 1996) from the Conference Board 
of Pensions account for transfer to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, the 
total assets of the Foundation continue to grow due to new gifts and investments plus 
outstanding investment performance. (Total net assets on 12/31/95 were $44,991,545 while 
on 12/31/96 they had grown to $50,014,481.) 

In 1996 the net income credited to or paid to unitholders was $1,727,595 while the 
net realized and unrealized gains on investments amounted to $4,203,262 for a total 
investment return of 12.7%. Over the past 10 years the annual average rate of return has 
been 9.94%. 

The Foundation secured the services of Smith Barney Consulting Group as its 
investment management consultant in 1996. The new consultant assisted in determining 
a new asset allocation which provides wider diversification of investments and more 
specialization with professional funds managers. The new asset allocation directs 60% of the 
total portfolio in equity investments and 40% in fixed income investments. 

The present eauity investment managers employed by the Foundation are 
Oppenheimer Capital (Large Cap Value), Montag and Caldwell (Large Cap Growth), Furman 
Selz (Small Cap), and Brandes Investment Partners (International). The fixed income 
managers are Invesco (Intermediate Term Securities) and Oxford Mortgage Corporation 
(Mortgage Loans). 

While growing assets and outstanding investment performance are reasons for 
celebrating 1996 as an outstanding year for Christian stewardship through the Foundation, 
the greater reasons for celebration are the causes of the Church which are made possible 
because of gifts which have been made. A look at the gifts and investments which make up 
the 56 new accounts in 1996 will highlight only a few of the many missional causes 
supported by 413 accounts (as of 1/1/97) which make up the Foundation. 
-I- Youth ministry -I- Leadership/discipleship development 

-I- Music ministry -I- Church property care & maintenance 

-I- Acquisition of property for a new church -I- Higher education scholarships 
-I- Outreach ministries -I- Special local church ministries 

+ Church cemetery care & maintenance -I- Stewardship ministries through UMF 



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+ Support for Black College Fund ,+ SuPPort for Hispanic rriinistries 

M;,nx, oh. T.h t Benevolent support for GM Retirement Homes 

pj..5:s K.sa SES" ■sjEn.Wo-h'S 's«TE";a E 

Lloyd M. Whaley, President; Douglas L. Byrd, Executive Director 



AMENDED AND RESTATED CHARTER 
OF 



Thp ..^.""'TE'i METHODIST FOGNDATION. INCORPORATED 

StatuIe'%Tct"r55Viro?t??5^ ^° ^^-^^'^ ^-°'- Q--^' 

? So 7T^ °^ *^f Corporation is United Methodist Foundation Inc 

(3) I he corporation has no'memBers. 

Caiol^ Cont renri^'li'll^ ^^^''^\ was approved by the membership of the North 
Carolina Conference. Southeastern Jurisdiction, of "rfle United MethocSst Church on 



(4) 



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ARTICLE I 
The name of this Corporation is United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 

ARTICLE II 
The period of existence of this Corporation is perpetual. 

ARTICLE III 

A. The purposes for which this Corporation is organized are to function and operate as 
a non-stock, non-profit, religious institution as described below: 

1 . To supervise, protect, and administer the investment of funds entrusted to it by 
the North Carolina Conference, Southeastern Jurisdiction, of The United Methodist 
Church, and/or the churches and institutions thereof; and 

2. To aid said Conference and/or the churches and institutions thereof in the 
solicitation of gifts, donations, contributions, bequests and devises; and 

3. To invest and administer, for the benefit of said Conference and/or the churches 
and institutions thereof, funds contributed under agreement with donors, including, 
but not limited to endowment funds, charitable remainder or split interest trusts, and 
other revocable and irrevocable trusts. 

B. The Corporation is related by faith to the North Carolina Conference, Southeastern 
Jurisdiction, of The United Methodist Church (hereinafter referred to as "the Conference"). 
While the development and implementation of policies are the exclusive rights and 
responsibilities of me Corporation, the Corporation shall adopt policies which are consistent 
witn the policies of the Conference and The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church. 

In no event shall such purposes exceed the purposes defined and set forth in Section 
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and The Book of Discipline of The 
United Methodist Church as amended from time to time. 

C. Except as limited above, the Corporation shall have the power to engage in any lawful 
activity not inconsistent with the provisions of Chapter 55A of the General Statutes of North 
Carolina. 

ARTICLE IV 
Amendments may be made to this Charter by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the 
Board of Directors. 

ARTICLE V 
No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any 
individual, and upon dissolution of the Corporation the assets thereof shall, after all its 
liabilities and obligations have been discharged or adequate provision made thereof, shall 
vest in and become the property of the board, committee, council, charge conference, 
corporation, institution, annual conference, or other body or entity in proportion to the 
interest each such organization, body, or entity represents in the capital funds and 
properties of this Corporation. 

ARTICLE VI 
The Corporation shall have no members and no capital stock, pursuant to the 
provisions of Chapter 55A of the General Statutes of North Carolina. 

ARTICLE VII 
The business and affairs of this corporation shall be vested in, administered and 
managed by the Board of Directors of United Methodist Foundation, Inc., to be nominated 
and elected in such manner as provided for in the Bylaws of the Corporation. The name and 
address of each Director of the Corporation is attached hereto as "Exhibit A." 

ARTICLE VIII 
The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of North Carolina 
is 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605; the name of its registered agent 
at such address is Douglas L. Byrd. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, this statement is executed by the President and Secretary 
of United Methodist Foundation, Inc. this day of 19 . 



Lloyd M. Whaley, President 



Clara Safrit Wade, Secretary 



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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 
COUNTY OF WAKE 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that on the day of . 19 , before me, 

a Notary Public duly qualified and acting in the State and County aforesaid personally 
appeared Lloyd M. Wnaley and Clara Safrit Wade, who being by me first duly sworn, 
declared that they signed the foregoing document in the respective capacities indicated, 
that they were authorized to sign, and that the statements therein contained are true. 

WITNESS my hand and notarial seal, this day of , 19 . 



Notary Public 
My commission expires: 



(Notary Seal) 

UNITED METHODIST MEN 

As of January, 1997, there were 246 active nationally chartered United Methodist 
Men's fellowships in the North Carolina Conference, representing an increase of 1 1 over 
the preceding year. Although this was an increase of almost 10%, there are still almost 
three-fourths of the charges in the Conference that have no chartered men's organization. 

Founded on evangelism, mission and spiritual life, United Methodist Men seek to 
build a Christian community among themselves and witness to the world their faith in our 
Lord and Savior. We work both to serve the congregations of which we are a part, and to 
do God's work in the larger society that surrounds us. We share with others the Good 
News of God's Grace, we respond to the cries of the needy where possible, and through 
fellowship with each other, we nurture the Holy spirit within each of us. 

Conference officers for 1997 are Guy Tilley, president; Bruce Keyser, vice-president; 
Mack Parker, secretary; Frank Cox, treasurer. District presidents are Mike Askew, Elizabeth 
City; Jessie Callahan, Fayetteville; Steve Walker, Goldsboro; George Avery, Greenville; 
Kenneth Lymaster, New Bern; Bill Moon, Raleigh; Donald Rainer, Rockingham; B.D. Rabil, 
Rocky Mount; Gary Frick, Sanford; and Charles Gregson, Wilmington. At the time of this 
report, the Burlington and Durham districts were without district presidents. 
Priority Conference goals for this year are: 

1 . To increase the number of active chartered fellowships in each district. 

2. To increase participation in district and Conference events and projects. 

3. To increase EMS memberships from the present number of 265. EMS members are 
men who support connectional GMM programs through annual membership fees of 
$15.00, which include a subscription to the national GMM publication "Men's News." 

4. To further underwrite the Meals for Millions project of the Society of Saint Andrew. 
This is a program to provide low cost potato meals to hungry people across the 
United States, which is being accomplished at an amazing one cent per serving. 
Local GMM fellowships are being asked to accept a challenge fellowship of $10.00 
per member per year and to distribute Meals for Millions lapel pins throughout their 
congregations and elsewhere in exchange for a small donation. In addition, they are 
asked to participate in the Society's Gleaning Network and Mile of Pennies program. 

5. To support the work of the Upper Room Prayer Center in Nashville both through 
financial contributions and participation in the national telephone prayer ministry. The 
UMM will man the prayer lines at the Annual Conference in June and at the fall 
meeting in November. 

6. To continue and increase our support of the scouting movement through sponsor- 
ship of Boy Scout and Cub Scout Units. 

We look forward to the United Methodist Men continuing to be a vital organization 
within The United Methodist Church, and invite men of all ages to join in our work and 
fellowship. 

Guy Tilley, President 



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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

The 1993-1996 Quadrennial Theme for (Jnited Methodist Women in the MC 
Conference was "Glimpses of God-Reflections of Christ." The focus for 1996 was "Glimpses 
of God-Reflections of Christ.. .In Our World." We are CIMW in mission in over 100 countries 
all around the world through the missions projects that we help to support through our 
Pledges to Mission. 1996 afforded the opportunity for us, as ClMw, to take a closer look at 
what we are doing to show "Glimpses of God and Reflections of Christ" to a hurtirig world. 

In January, newly elected Conference Officers were trained at the Leaders In Training 
Event in Chicago. The Conference Executive Committee, Program Committee and District 
President's met at NC Wesleyan College to make plans for the year. January was also the 
month for District Officers to train local officers. 

Seventy-seven women from our Conference attended the SEJ Quadrennial Meeting, 
March 15-17, in Memphis, TN. The meeting featured Bible Study, prayer, mission update 
and ended with commitments to be God's partners in mission. The 1996 Conference 39 
and Cinder Event at Methodist College was led by Lib Campbell. Also, in March, we 
supported and promoted the Food Lion Community Ways Days for the Methodist Home 
for Children and helped in raising over $26,000 for our Children's Homes. Our goal for 
1997 is to raise $35,000! 

In April, some of our members were actively involved in the Church Women United 
State Assembly held at Emmanual CJMC in Burlington. 

A record three hundred and one took time apart for spiritual renewal when they 
attended the Conference Spiritual Enrichment Retreat led by Dr. Evelyn Laycock which was 
held at Louisburg College on May 17-18. The Scholarship Committee met in May and 
awarded $7,150 in scholarships to 15 applicants who were attending Methodist colleges or 
who planned to enter religious occupations. 

In June, the 13 elected Conference Officers attended the South Atlantic Regional 
School at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. Every officer had devotional time, officer update 
and 10 hours of study in one of the three Church-wide Mission Studies for 1997. 

In July, some of the Conference Officers and representatives from the Districts 
participated in a Mission Education Event at the Bethlehem Center in Winston-Salem. We 
got to see "first hand" where some of our pledge money goes. Another event is planned for 
April 6-8, 1997 when we will go to the Bethlehem Center-Wilson Inn project in Richmond, 
VA. It is hoped that local unit and district Mission Education Events will be planned and that 
others will go and take part in a "hands-on" mission experience at one of our projects. 

"Living God's Vision for a Just World" was the theme for the first Conference School 
of Christian Mission sponsored by GMW held at Methodist College August 1-3, 1996. The 
CIMW and clergy persons who attended had the opportunity to take all three of the 1997 
Mission Studies as well as take advantage of an outstanding Learning Resource Center 
provided by our District Presidents. The school also offered focus groups and leadership 
development. We hope the attendance will be even better at the 1997 Conference School 
of Christian Mission which will be July 31 -August 2, 1997 at Methodist College. 

The Mother/Child Retreats held at Camp Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee and Camp Rockfish 
on September 20-21, 1996 were a great success and were filled to capacity. 

Attendance was up at our all new one-day Annual Meeting held at Methodist College 
on October 12th. The program featured performances by an African Dance Company and 
children from The Raleigh Chinese Language School. Mission moments were shared about 
projects that we help support in Africa and China. We are helping to show "Glimpses of God 
and Reflections of Christ.. .In Our World!" 

In 1996 our Conference Pledge to Mission was $400,000. We exceeded that pledge 
by $8,000 having sent over $408,000 as we commit to continue to be God's partners in 
mission here at home and all around the world. 

1997 marks the 25th Birthday of CIMW. Though we have been women in mission in 

Bredecessor organizations since 1869, 1997 marks 25 years since we have been called 
MW. "Amission Alive at 25" is the anniversary theme and there will be many celebrations in 
1997. In the words or our new Women's Division President, Sara Shingler, "GMW members 
have shown Christ to the world as they have developed mission projects and programs all 
around the world to carry out Christ's words in John 21:15-17,...Feed my lambs.. Tend my 
sheep... Feed my sheep." 



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^. . P"^S"^dreJlnIal Theme for 1997-2000 is "Linked with Christ in Mission and 
Ministry 1997 Through Loving... 1998 Through Uving...l999 Through Growing... 2000 
/u°^^". '^'"S: ^^ '°°H fo^ard to exciting things happening as we strive to be "Unked 
with Christ m Mission and Ministry!" 

Jeanne Rouse, President 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH 

inn^ S!^^''^*^ ^^f' 9?'ebrate Youth, Celebrate Faith" was the theme selected for the 
1996-1997 year at the Conference Youth Committee planning retreat in 1996. This theme 
arises out of a year to celebrate in 1996 with just over 3200 youth and adults involved on 
^h h v"^^ ^"°* including all that takes place in youth ministry among local 

We celebrate the participation of youth from across the Conference in seven events 
over the year: Global Vision, Rally Day, Appalachian Trail Hike, Summer Breakaway, ACS- 
Annual Conference Session for Youth, Youth Mission Workteam and Pilgrimage. Global 
Vision included a visit to New York City and a seminar to explore issues of youth in crisis 
Rally Day was a beautiful spring afternoon to celebrate the place of youth v^nthin 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. Two youth mission 
wor^eams to Costa Rica provided an avenue for Christian service. Pilgrimage (with over 
2100 in attendance) with moving messages of invitation to Christian discipleship from Rev 
Rodney Smothers will be the Pilgrimage by which all others are measured 
VI.C. M-^^?*'°" I? ^^l^^ ^^^"*^' y°"^^ ministry extended across the Conference through 
YES! Ministries - Youth Empowered by the Savior! Six YES! AAinistries Weekends were held 
in local churches in 1996. On these weekends youth are in leadership of a weekend 
designed for group building and faith sharing among the youth of a local church vouth 
ministry. ■' 

Youth Service Fund continues to be a avenue of mission for United Methodist Youth 
Grants to such ministries with youth as the Highland Service Project, the Society of St 
Andrew, Camp Providence, Confrontation Point, Asbury Basketball Camp, Base Christian 
Communities Network in Nicaragua, SEJANAM and many other worthy ministries 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 
ttie contributions to YSF at Conference youth events is very good, more support from local 
churches is needed to reach our goal of $15,000 a year. 

We celebrate all that local church youth ministries are doing 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 move 
forward in celebration of life, of being youth and of faith. 

Will Simpson, President 

i?96-99NC CONFERENCE INCLUSIVENESS PLAN CALENDAR 

i«oP ^®^ '^"^ Moving Toward Inclusiveness in the NC Conference of The UMC 
m9o! 

Each Conference Agency, Commissions, District Councils on Ministries, the Cabinet 
and each local church make an honest assessment of where we are NOW in our 
practice of inclusiveness. Each adopt several realistic goals for moving forward Dates 
tor specific achievements are to be included. To be implemented bu conference 
fo^TT ^h <^°^^^ssions, district Councils on Ministries, the Cabinet, and each 

A. Forms for assessment, inventory can come from the General Commission on 
Religion and Race. 

B. This assessment and suggested goals for progress is to be reported and adopted 
at Annual Conference 1996. 

C. Goals could include the following: 

1. Pulpit and choir exchanges across racial lines. 

2. Cross racial pastoral exchanges for a month or two. 

3. Cross racial youth exchanges for weekends. 

4. Cross racial retreats with groups like young adults and young families. 
D. Multi-racial work team projects through District/Conference and GMCOR 



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6. Pastors, chairpersons of Religion and Race, and the Lay Leaders report 
quarterly to their Administrative Boards/Councils and annually at the Charge 
Conference of progress toward inclusiveness. 

II. District Superintendents keep in close touch with local church programs and local 
efforts toward inclusiveness (drawing upon their guidelines for open itineracy already 
in use) with special interest in finding congregations and pastors most ready for cross 
racial appointments. To be implemented bu the Cabinet. 

A. Reports at Charge Conference include items about cross racial minis- 
tries/activities/efforts. 

B. Intensive, thorough training of ministers and Pastor-Parish Relations Committees 
begin immediately preparing for cross racial work in pastoral leadership, and 
explore new models for worship and preaching. 

C. Our seminaries and colleges/universities serve as resources for this, but most of 
the training be done in the districts. 

III. Every District have frequent (perhaps quarterly) seminars/conversations on RACISM, 
ETHNIC CONCERNS, and CaLTURAL DIFFERENCES. These sessions should 
conclude with a summary statement (for the record) and the adoption of an action 
project for moving us forward in dealing with problems. To be implemented by the 
district Council on Ministries. 

A. These sessions focus on the local church leaders and pastors. 

B. The Commission on Religion and Race lead some of these discussions. 

C. Good materials are available in our Media Center and others will be obtained by 
the Commission on Religion and Race. 

IV. The District Superintendents, District Chairpersons of Religion and Race, Conference 
Council on Ministries, and District Council on Ministries be alert to any possibilities for 
affirming/encouraging local efforts in our movement toward inclusiveness. To be 
implemented by the district superintendents, the district chairpersons of religion and 
race, the conference council on ministries, and the district council on ministries. 

V. TTie Conference Commission on Religion and Race will monitor all priority programs 
in Conference Agencies, Institutions, and District Council on Ministries. An annual 
report of this monitoring should be presented at Annual Conference (to raise 
awareness and concern). To be implemented by the Conference Commission on 
Religion and Race. 

VI. We urge that the theme of the 1997 Annual Conference address INCLGSIVENESS. To 
be implemented by the Annual Conference Program Committee. 

VII. Every church have a chairperson of Religion and Race or that work assigned to 
someone. To be implemented by the local church committee on nominations. 

1997: 

I. VISION 2000 and TRANSFORMATION 2000 projects/programs be deliberate and 
intentional in implementing progress in inclusiveness. To be implemented by the 
Conference Task Force on Vision 2000. 

II. Projects to establish new churches be faithful in its inclusiveness. Multi-cultural 
ministries be promoted and cross racial congregations established wherever possible. 
In establishing new congregations we recommend recruiting 20 "Charter Members" 
from established churches - mixed race if possible. New churches could use Good 
Shepherd GMC, Durham, as a model. To be implemented by the Conference 
Commission on Congregational Development. 

III. Local UM Churches reach out to AME, AME ZION, Lumber River Holiness Methodist 
Church and CME churches in concrete efforts to make multi cultural/racial experiences 
in church life an "every day" experience. To be implemented by the local church 
outreach chairperson or the local church chairperson of ecumenical and interreli- 

fious concerns. 
he Cabinet continue efforts to identify any possibilities for cross racial appointments 
and make as many as possible. Appointments of cross racial staff persons to churches 
with several associates be possible soon, where progress lags in some churches, the 
District Superintendent make efforts to move them forward by holding pastors and 
Pastor-Parish Relation committees accountable for good faith efforts. This be 
discussed with pastors as one item at the annual evaluation session. We must remove 
all doubt - we are serious about inclusiveness. To be implemented by the Cabinet. 

V. Celebrate and publicize progress toward inclusiveness by use of the Christian 
Advocate, Connectings, and Race Relations Awards. To be implemented by the 
Committee on Communications. 

VI. (1) Each program agency will designate at least ten percent of its program budget for 
ministries addressing racial/ethnic needs. (2) TTie State Commission on Campus 
Ministry and each ministry under the Board of Institutions will be asked to earmark at 



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least 10% of the grant from annual conference for ministries which address ra- 
<mnnmf'"l"^i^fji^^^'^^''^.^- ^^)J^^ Conference Council on Ministries budget 
5100,000 for the ELCC Committee (budget approved by annual conference in 19^7 
to be raised in 1998, to be spent in 1999T to be used by the ELCC Committee and to 
be used by prograrri agencies who will seek grants from the ELCC Committee The 
first year request of $100,000 is to be reduced by 10% in each subsequent year' until 
It IS reduced to $60,000 a year, at which time the figure remains at that base To be 
implemented by the Conference Council on Ministries. 

VII. Create and maintain an onaoing training and cross racial experiences for local church 
leadership including youth. This be done by any of the following: the district 
superintendents, the conference commission on religion and race, the board of the 
ordained ministry, the agencies of continuing education, and the commission on laitv 
-r^ ^ ^'=>°''^^^^^^d t>y the Conference Council on Ministries 

VIII. The Commission on Religion and Race will monitor these steps and present at Annual 
Conference in 1997 a comprehensive report on the status of our inclusiveness 
programs, with recommendations for our next steps forward. To be implemented bu 
the Conference Commission on Religion and Race. 

The Commission on Religion and Race will monitor these steps and develop and 
present at Annual Conference in 1998 a comprehensive report on the status of our 
inclusiveness programs, with recommendations for the next steps forward To be 
implemented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race 
The Cabinet to give a report on inclusiveness concerning the INC Annual Conference 
to the Oeneral Conference of The GMC. To be implemented by the Cabinet 
For Conference of 1997 or 1998 an updated "DESIGN for rNCLOSIVENESS" be 
developed with part of it left open-ended for lay and clergy discussion groups at 
Annual Conference. This could be done in a 2 hour Friday afternoon time frame This 
would give inclusiveness the attention it needs and some input from a wide range of 
people and opinions. To be implemented by the Annual Conference Program 

!.liifA.'"^S^'?irrS2on^ that the Commission on A\issions establish a program for 
bMALUM ZUnhS in our Conference area and enlist Volunteers in Missions to send 
work teams to build and learn and grow. To be implemented by the Commission on 
Missions and Outreach 

Have a class/discussion during the Bishop's Seminar each year. Perhaps one session 
might be a Role Play on what it's like be a African American/Native American/Asian 
American/European American as a pastor in the NC Conference, or lay person in a 
local church. To be implemented by the Committee on the Bishop s Seminar. 

The Commission on Religion and Race monitor these steps and give a status reoort 
on inclusiveness in the NC GM Churches with further recommendations for the next 
T-u'^> u Implemented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race 
I he Cabinet maintain strong emphasis on cross racial experiences and continuing 
open discussions on race relations and cultural differences with the goal of puttinq 
every GM at ease v/ith cross racial/multi ethnic congregational life. To be implemented 
bu the Cabinet. 

The Commission on Religion and Race and ELCC Committee do an evening proqram 
at Annual Conference at the 1999 session. To be implemented by the Mnual 
Lonference Program Committee, along with the Commission on Religion and Race 
and the ELCC Committee. 

Acknowledging that this plan of inclusiveness focuses on racial/ethnic concerns the 
Labinet establishes a task force to determine the extent to which that emphasis needs 
to continue and to what extent other issues related to inclusiveness need to be 
addressed The Plan of Inclusiveness will be extended accordingly. To be implemented 



IV. 



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Bishop and Mrs. Edwards greet Governor Jim Hunt. 




Mike Ward, State Supt. of Public instruction, tall^s witli the children. 



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281 Memorial Service 

ALL SAINTS CELEBRATION 
MEMORIAL SERVICE 

North Carolina Annual Conference • The Gnited Methodist Church 

Tuesday, June 10, 1997 • 11:00 A.M. 

Reeves Auditorium • Methodist College 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 



Prelude Carlton Hirschi 

Precious Ijord and Amazing Grace 
♦Call to Worship 

Leader: Today we stand beside saints in the nnaking. 

People: Yesterday we stood by those who now live as saints in light. 

Leader: Tomorrow may be our turn to take our place among them. 

People: While we live, we live to the Lord. 

Leader: When we die, we die to the Lord. 

People: So then, whether we live or whether we die. 

All: We are the Lord's. 

*Hymn of Praise No.702 

Sing With All the Saints in Glory 
♦Opening Prayer: 

Most loving God, 

you have given us a great multitude of witnesses whose lives 
have testified to the amazing power of your Son's resurrection. 
By your presence among us, teach us the truth of life 
everlasting. Through this day of remembrance for those who 
have gone before us, grant us inspiration to run with 
perseverance the race that is set before us. 
Keep us on the way of truth until we, too, join in endless 

celebration with all the saints in splendor. 
In the name of Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and 
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 25:6-9 

Special Music The Presiding Elders 

New Testament Lesson Revelation 7: 9-17 

The Sermon The Rev. Carol Goehring 

Reading of the Names and Tolling of the Bell Bishop Edwards 

Representatives of the families of the faithful departed are invited to 
come to the stage to light a candle in memory of their loved one when 
their name is read. Please remain standing behind the altar until the 
close of the service, when you may take the candle with you as a 
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Clergy Spouses Who Have Died Since the Last Annual Conference 

Verna Ella Turlington Rhiner July 14, 1996 

Bonnie Ruth Mains Miller August 6, 1996 

Martha Shearon Hirschi October 18, 1996 

Allie Viola Benton Mintz Freeman November 15, 1996 

Katherine Elizabeth Poyner Crossno January 8, 1997 

Eula Vernon Diehl Harris January 26, 1997 

Mattie Matille Crossno Sponenberg February 13, 1997 

Mary Alice Harris Lncklear March 29, 1997 

Frances Hadine Petrea Johnson May 21, 1997 

Suzanne Hicks Richards June 4, 1997 

Ministers Who Have Died Since the Last Annual Conference 

Clifton Riddick Hollowell September 22, 1996 

Russell Sage Harrison December 21, 1996 

Leon Moran Brock February 19, 1997 

William Franklin Meacham March 24, 1997 

Charles Iwin Umstead, Jr April 1, 1997 

Frederick Fairfax Dillon April 12, 1997 

Theodore Roosevelt Jenkins May 26, 1 997 

William Ragsdale Cannon, Jr May 11, 1997 

*A Litany for All Saints 

Leader: For all the saints, O God who from their labors rest, 

People: We glorify your name! 

Leader: Vast has been the number of your saints, some famous, most 

of them unrecorded, except in your Book of Life. 
People: From every people and nation, from every race and 

tongue, you have gathered them into your kingdom. 
Leader: They were human, surely, but with the aid of your Spirit, they 

wrought great deeds of mercy and offered eloquent witness 

to your power and love. 
People: We dedicate this service to the celebration of their 

witness and of their deeds. 
Leader: For all your saints, O God, and especially for those who loved 

and served you 

w\\h\n the fellowship of this Annual Conference, 
People: We magnify your holy name! Amen. 

*Hymn of Remembrance No. 141 

Children of the Heavenly Father 

♦Benediction Bishop Edwards 

*Postlude For All the Saints Wilbur Held 



Presiding Officiant Bishop Marion Edwards 

Liturgist The Reverend Edith Gleaves 

Preacher The Reverend Carol Qoehring 

Marimba Carlton Hirschi 

The Presiding Elders Robert Baldridge, Roger Elliott, 

Tom Holtsclaw, Caswell Shaw 
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CUFTON RIDDICK HOLLOWELL 
1934 - 1996 

The Reverend Clifton Riddick Hollowell was born July 
15, 1934. He was the son of Willie Franklin Hollowell and 
Mannie Gmphlett of Perquimans County. Following two 
years at Louisburg College in Louisburg, he was awarded 
the AB degree from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton 
College) in Wilson. He attended Duke University Divinity 
School for one year, and then completed the Conference 
Course of Study at the Pastor's School of Duke Divinity 
School. He began preaching in the Morth Carolina 
Conference in June of 1956 as a full-time local pastor, and 
was ordained as a deacon in 1962 and an elder in 1964. 

He was married to Jo-Anne Mathews of Hertford on June 2, 1957. Their children are 
Bonnie Hollowell Whitehurst of Graham, Wayne Hollowell of New York, Mary Hollowell and 
Laura Hollowell of the home. They have one grandchild, Keaton Whitehurst, of Graham. 

Mr. Hollowell faithfully served the following appointments: Micro-Fellowship, Mew Hope, 
Walstonburg, Goshen-Keener, Providence at Goldsboro, Marvin-Red Oak, Robersonville, 
Halifax, and Victory in Fayetteville. Clifton served a total of almost 30 years in service to 
churches in the NC Conference until 1986 when he received a heart transplant and was 
placed on disability leave. 

When Clifton had to be placed on disability leave, he elected to place his charge 
conference membership at Hay Street GMC in Fayetteville where he remained as active as 
possible. He and his family purchased a home in Hope Mills where he lived until early 1996. 
Due to several illnesses he entered Wesley Pines Retirement Home in Lumberton where he 
remained until his death. 

Clifton was dedicated to his calling as a minister of Jesus Christ. Without a definite call 
to ministry and a deep dedication to his Lord, he could have never been able to perform 
his ministry so successfully. Every single church that he served showed a plus growth in 
membership from a low of 4-5 to a high of -1-108. Many of the church buildings and/or 
parsonages were remodeled or rebuilt during his years of service. 

Clifton Riddick Hollowell died at Wesley Pines Retirement Home on September 22, 
1996, after an extended illness. Through all the years of his suffering he was never bitter 
toward God. His faith in God was strong, and his reliance upon God was definite. When his 
body became disabled and overtaken by disease, he completed his rest from labor. 

Funeral services were conducted from Swindell Funeral Home in Hertford on 
September 24, 1996, by the Reverend Dr. Bruce D. Taylor, pastor of Hay Street CIMC, the 
Reverend James E. Sutton, pastor of First OMC in Garner, and the Reverend Dr. J. Thomas 
Smith, district superintendent of the Fayetteville District of the NC Conference, with 
interment in the Cedar Wood Cemetery at Hertford. 

Bruce D. Taylor 



RGSSELL SAGE HARRISON 
1906 - 1996 

Russell Sage Harrison was bom on December 16, 
1906 near Plymouth. He was the oldest of 12 children born 
to Newsome H. and Rhoda Elizabeth Harrison. His long 
and eventful life ended on December 12, 1996 at the 
Methodist Retirement Home in Durham, shortly after his 
90th birthday. 

Russell received his BA degree from Duke University 
and his BD degree from Duke Divinity School. He was 
ordained deacon in 1936 and elder in 1938 in the North 
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years. His first appointment was to the Dare Circuit, and subsequently to Currituck, 
Southport, Cary, Fayetteville Circuit, Mt. Olive, Oxford, Haymount in Fayetteville, Grace in 
Wilmington, Lumberton, Hamlet, Epworth in Durham, Trinity in Red Springs, and Fremont, 
thus pastoring a total of 17 churches. 

He met Julia Grayson, a young teacher in Rutherford County during a ministerial 
internship program, and he married her on May 30, 1938. On their honeymoon they were 
victims of a head-on car collision with another couple also on their honeymoon. As a result 
of this accident, Russell lost an eye, but his attitude was never self-pitying. When he was 
fitted with his first prosthetic eye, he told the doctor, "Just make sure you put a twinkle in 
it!" 

Russell was a man of strong character and ethics, and he had very strong ideals of 
right and wrong. He was thoroughly versed in the scriptures and always interpreted them 
with a sense of integrity. He was praised as an excellent preacher, and his sermons were 
intellectually stimulating. He also was a good story teller and enjoyed sharing amusing 
anecdotes with his friends and relatives. A steward at a church he once served described 
him as a "tireless worker as a pastor among the Methodist congregation, and indeed, the 
whole community." 

Russell so loved the ministry that he and Julia set up a scholarship fund for students 
at Duke Divinity School in the 1970's. The Harrison Fund continues to offer financial 
assistance to Duke ministerial students. 

Julia preceded Russell in death on January 31, 1994, after a long and eventful life of 
almost 86 years, and over 55 years of marriage. She had worked tirelessly with Russell in 
every church and community until his retirement in 1 976. 

Russell and Julia are survived by three children: Hope of San Diego, CA, who is an 
M.S.W. supervisor with Child Protective Services; Jon at Michigan State University, where 
he is a librarian overseeing the criminal justice and law divisions; and Russell, Jr., a 
professor at Rutgers University, where he is chairman of the political science department. 
They also are survived by six grandchildren. 

A Service of Death and Resurrection at Epworth Church in Durham was graciously 
conducted by the Reverend Bess Hunnings and the Reverend Charies Morrison on 
December 24, 1996. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. 

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in 
the house of the Lord forever." 

Hope Harrison Page 



LEON MORAN BROCK 
1908 - 1997 

The Reverend Leon Moran Brock was born on July 7, 
1908 to Homer and Lula Brock at Clinton in Sampson 
County. He married Willie Jane Pope on April 17, 1927. 
They made their home in Clinton in other work until 
Reverend Brock entered the full-time ministry of The United 
Methodist Church. 

He faithfully served the following charges: Seven 
Springs, Salemburg, Rocky Point, Oleander in Wilmington, 
Hallsboro, and Shiloh at Bolton. 

Leon Brock was a remarkable and determined man 
who from a young age dreamed of becoming an ordained 
Methodist minister. His dream and formal education were 

put on hold, however, until he and his vvife raised their family of five children. But never 
losing sight of his dream, he resumed his education, receiving his high school diploma from 
Sampson County Technical Institute. He studied theology through Emory University and the 
Duke Divinity School, and he served the Lord as a supply pastor in the NC Conference 
while he continued his education. He received his license to preach in 1956, then was 
ordained a deacon in The United Methodist Church in 1969, fulfilling that life-long dream. 

Leon passed away on February 19, 1997, at Brunswick Cove Mursing Center in 
Wilmington after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A graveside service was held on February 
21, 1997, at the family burial plot in the Clinton Cemetery. His body was placed beside his 
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The Reverend Bob Bauman of Sunset Park GMC in Wilmington and the Reverend 
Gerald Massey of Carolina Beach GMC presided at the service. Leon was a member of 
Sunset Park when he died. 

Leon is survived by two daughters, Wanda Brock Pittman of Wilmington, and 
Catherine Brock Tart of Wendell; and three sons, Leon M. Brock, Jr., of Stedman, Donald 
G. Brock of High Point, and Willie R. Brock of Wilmington. He also is survived by 10 
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

About our father - 

Leon Brock's life would not have been complete had he not had those special years 
to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His faith was so strong, and he was an inspiration to 
all those around him, even during his long illness with Alzheimer's. 

Our Dad was a loving and dedicated father and husband, making certain his children 
were raised and educated in a Christian home. He had very few hobbies other than raising 
a garden and fishing when time permitted. He served his God through his church and 
community, witnessing for Jesus Christ to anyone who would listen for as long as any of 
us can remember. 

Heaven shines a little brighter now with his presence. 

The Children 




WILLIAM FRANKLIN MEACHAM 
1921 - 1997 

William Franklin Meacham was born in Chatham 
County on March 21, 1921, the son of William Hubert and 
Eugenia Ivey Meacham who were in a dairy farm business. 
Bill attended the Pittsboro Public Schools, and was 
graduated from Elon Collge prior to answering his call to 
ministry and attending Duke Divinity School. 

While at Elon College, Bill met Carrie Hettie Rook of 
Gibsonville, and he married her on December 15, 1943. Of 
this marriage four children were born. 

Being the humble and caring person that he was. Bill 
actively sought ministry in the Methodist Church. He had 
a strong love for Christ and for people, and a strong desire 

to bring Christ and people together. He loved his church and was happiest when preaching 
the message of his Master. 

He served as a local pastor at Franklin Memorial in Morehead City the eariy part of 
1945, Stumpy Point at the end of 1945, Creswell in 1947, followed by Milton in 1949. He 
became a probationary member in 1954, was ordained a deacon in 1956, and an elder in 
1958. He next served the Sandhill Circuit beginning in 1959, Candor in 1960, and Ellerbe 
in 1965. 

After 29 years in the ministry. Bill took supernumerary leave in 1974 to work as a full- 
time dog trainer (training bird dogs), and a part-time musician on nights and weekends to 
pay for his children's college education. Bill loved blue grass music, played the mandolin 
all his life, and played with a band as long as his health would allow it. He also wrote short 
stories for publication from time to time. 

By 1977, Bill was suffering from severe bouts of rheumatoid arthritis and heart 
problems. This forced him to retire that year, and he and Carrie bought a retirement home 
in Ellerbe. Carrie took a job in the library at the L. J. Bell Public School nearby and 
continues to work there. Bill was very ill for 1 6 years before he suffered a sudden massive 
heart attack. He was taken to the Pinehurst Hospital and died there on March 24, 1997. 

A graveside service was held at the Mann's Chapel Cemetery in Chatham County, the 
place of Bill's home church, now closed. Bill planned his impending farewell in his special 
simple style - with no fanfare; and true to his humble nature, he wanted to be buried in a 
simple pine box - so it was done. 

A devoted husband and father, his survivors know that all the things he did in his 
lifetime, he did for them, and for the glory of God. He just "went around doing good," in 
his quiet modest spirit, strong and simple faith; and he left a wonderful heritage of faith and 
courage to his family. Life is, and should be, measured by the quality of life, loving deeds, 
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values, he had many rewarding years in the pastorate, and it was indeed a worthy life 
serving his Lord. 

His wife, Carrie, remains at home in Ellerbe; daughters, Jackie Cheryl Meacham of 
Buies Creek is a retired probation officer, and Mabel Eugenia Meacham of the home is a 
school teacher; sons, Eddie Hubert Meacham of Southern Pines is a lawyer who was 
recently married to Kea Capel (a celebration that was planned at the time of Bill's death); 
and Wade Rook Meacham of the home is a "college degree" professional dog trainer. Bill 
also is survived by one brother, Marvin Meacham of Chapel Hill; and one sister, Royezell 
Meacham Crimm of Chesapeake, VA. 

The Family 



CHARLES IRVIN CJMSTEAD, JR. 
1932 - 1997 



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Charles Irvin Umstead, Jr., was born to Charles Irvin 
Gmstead and Joanna Marshbum Gmstead on March 8, 
1932, in Gainesville, PL. The family soon moved to 
Pinetops and later to Rocky Mount. Charles attended public 
school in Pinetops and was graduated from Rocky Mount 
High School. He continued his education at CIMC- 
Chapel Hill for one year, then entered the GS Army. During 
the Korean Conflict, he served with the occupation forces 
in Germany. 

Charles and his brother, William, operated a furniture 
manufacturing business in Rocky Mount following his 
discharge from the Army. 

On August 23, 1963, he married Etta Moore Bamhill. This union was blessed with the 
birth of a son, Walter Allen "Henry;" and also by Etta's daughter by a former marriage, 
Georgia Willoughby of Farmville. 

In 1965, at the age of 33, while a member of Clark Street GMC in Rocky Mount, 
Chades answered the call of God to the ministry. He resumed his education at Louisburg 
College. After graduation he transferred to Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College, where 
he earned his Bachelor's degree. In further preparation for ministerial service, he attended 
the Pastor's School at Duke Divinity School. He began his ministry in 1965 as a local pastor 
and was received into the NC Conference as an Associate Member in 1972. 

His pastoral appointments included: Core Creek, 1965-69; Homes, 1969-70; Nash 
Charge, 1970-71; Vanceboro Circuit, 1971-73; Straits-North River, 1973-November,1976; 
Disability Leave, November 1976-June 1977; Morehead City: St. Peter's-Broad Creek, 1977- 
1980. He retired in June of 1980, was granted disability leave in 1982, and retired again in 
June of 1983. 

In addition to his pastoral duties, Chades did substitute teaching in Vanceboro and 
Carteret County schools. After retirement he taught at Carteret Community College in the 
Criminal Justice Department, and in the social studies curriculum about the federal, state, 
and local levels of government. 

Chades died on April 1, 1997, at Sea Level Extended Care after years of declining 
health. His funeral service was held at Core Creek GMC near Beaufort on April 4, 1997. 
Participating in the service were the pastor, Michael Nelson, Robert S. Pullman, C. Maness 
Mitchell, and Sam Wynn, superintendent of the New Bern District. Interment was in the 
Core Creek GMC Cemetery. 

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FREDERICK FAIRFAX DILLON 
1927 - 1997 

Frederick Fairfax Dillon was born in Wyoming County 
in West Virginia on April 16, 1927, the youngest of six 
children of Robert L and Blanche Bailey Dillon. 

Fred married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Anita 
Thompson on August 21, 1948. They had attended 
Concord College in West Virginia together, and after 
graduation from Concord College, Anita was a school 
teacher for 35 years. Fred served pastorates in West 
Virginia from 1961-64. 

Fred also went on to attend Louisburg College, 
Barton College in Wilson, and Duke Divinity School. While 
at the Divinity School he served student pastorates in 
Saulston and Whitley Memorial in Smithfield. 

Together Fred and Anita served the following appointments in the NC Conference: Mt. 
Carmei-Saulston, 1964; Smithfield: Whitley, 1968; Henderson: City Road, 1971; Raleigh: 
Cokesbury, 1972; Belhaven: Trinity, 1973; Tyrrell, 1976; Institute, 1980; institute-Hickory 
Grove, 1982; and Bell Arthur, 1983. Fred was admitted as a probationary member in 1971, 
and became an Associate Member in 1978. Over 22 years serving in active ministry passed 
before Fred was forced to take disability leave in 1984 due to the severe effects of 
rheumatoid arthritis. 

His health deteriorating, Fred retired in 1992 to Goldsboro where they lived until his 
death on April 12, 1997. Funeral services were held at the Saulston UMC with Dr. Dennis 
Draper officiating. Burial was in the Pikeville Cemetery. 

Fred Dillon is survived by his wife, Anita Thompson Dillon of Goldsboro; a daughter, 
Deborah Dee Dillon Oliver of Smithfield; two grandchildren, Catherine Oliver Brown and 
Jennifer Oliver; one great-grandchild, Bradley Brown; and since Fred's passing, a second 
great-grandchild, Sara Ann Brown. 

Friends and family will remember that Fred enjoyed golf and fishing over his lifetime, 
but most of all, he was a "people person." He truly loved people, and he loved visiting and 
talking with friend or stranger. At the time of his death, he had been busy in the process 
of writing books. 

"...The battle's fought, the victory won, enter the Master's joy." 

The Family 



THEODORE ROOSEVELT JEMKINS 
1903 - 1997 

"Make love your aim and earnestly desire the spiritual 
gifts." (I Corinthians 14) On May 26, 1997, a man of many 
great gifts from God ended his earthly journey. 

Theodore Roosevelt Jenkins began his journey on 
September 25, 1903 in Maysville. He was the son of the 
Reverend William A. (a member of the NC Conference, 
1892 - 1911) and Mrs. Blanche Evans Jenkins. He 
graduated from West Durham High School, Duke 
University, and Duke Divinity School. 

Theodore (PaPaw to family) spent 93 years making 
the love of God his aim. He will be remembered as a kind 
and gentle man who dearly loved his God, his family, and 
his fellow man. His work in various churches from Beaufort to Buriington was in itself a 
labor of love. He was a builder of churches and a strengthener of souls, and his work in The 
United Methodist Church reflected his great love and devotion. 

Admitted on trial in 1932, ordained a deacon in 1934 and elder in 1936, his 
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Plymouth, 1943; Ann Street, 1947; Davis Street, 1952; Jacksonville, 1956; Haymount, 
1960; and Roanoke Rapids, 1965. He retired in 1969 to High Point, but later moved to 
Kannapolis. 

Ted Jenkins married Ormah Hendon Woods, a teacher, on August 30, 1928, and for 
67 years, they shared a deep and abiding love until Ormah's death on January 9, 1996. 
They also shared a life of ministry with dedication and devotion that touched the hearts of 
many. 

They raised a daughter, Jeanne Jenkins Boswell, now of Kannapolis, to carry on in 
their example. They were so very blessed by God to enjoy almost 27 years of retirement - 
especially with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. PaPaw is most remembered for his 
quiet reverence and gentle loving spirit. Through countless sleigh rides and fishing trips, he 
conveyed the joy for life and love of God to his four grandchildren. In recent years, through 
cartoons and stories with his great-grandchildren, the legacy was handed forth. 

On May 30, 1997, Ted Jenidns was laid to rest beside his precious Ormah in 
Maplewood Cemetery in Durham. The graveside service was officiated by the Reverend 
Gregory Smith and Ms. Sarah Weaver of Kannapolis. It was attended by many family 
members, friends, and former colleagues, who celebrated the special time shared with one 
of God's finest servants. 

As the dawn breaks forth each day now, we are reminded anew of Papaw's joy to be 
reunited with his wife and his God. Rays of sunshine rekindle in our hearts a desire to share 
the love we were given, in hopes that we, too, may go home someday and hear, "Well 
done, my good and faithful servant," as surely as Papaw did. 

Surviving are his daughter, Jeanne Jenkins Boswell of Kannapolis; four grandchildren, 
Debi Canter of Raleigh, Don Swaringen of Concord, Rob Boswell of China Grove, and 
Donae Yoos of Concord; and five great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Canter, Jessica 
and Parker Swaringen, and Gabriel Boswell. 

Ted Jenkins will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. "Surely goodness 
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord 
for ever." (Psalm 23) 

Dori Swarinqen 




WILLIAM RAGSDALE CANNON, JR. 
1916 - 1997 

Bishop, educator and ecumenist, William Ragsdale 
Cannon, Jr., 81, died May 11, 1997 in Atlanta. The 
distinguished Georgia scholar and churchman was born 
April 5, 1916 in Chattanooga, TN, and reared in Dalton, 
GA. His long career included 25 years at Emory University 
as professor and dean of the Candler School of Theology, 
16 years as a bishop, and 12 years teaching at Emory as 
a retired bishop. 

Cannon was a summa cum laude graduate of the 
University of Georgia with an A.B. in 1937, Yale University 
with a Ph.D. in 1942, a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford 
University in 1943, and Yale University Divinity School with 

a B.D. in 1948. His brilliant academic record at Yale equaled the perfect grades of Jonathan 
Edwards. 

The Funeral service was under the direction of the Council of Bishops, and was held 
in the Northside UMC of Atlanta where he had been Bishop in Residence since his 
retirement August 31, 1984. The eulogy was given by his long time friend and colleague. 
Bishop Mack B. Stokes, with Bishops Lindsey Davis, ll. Bevel Jones, Eari G. Hunt, L. Scott 
Allen, the Reverend Dr. Julia T. Gary, and the Reverend Dr. Gil Watson, senior pastor of the 
Morthside UMC, assisting in the service. 

A memorial service, with the Reverend Dr. G. Ross Freeman and the Reverend Dr. 
William R. Floyd officiating, in the First UMC of Dalton, preceded interment in the West Hill 
Cemetery in Dalton, where he was laid to rest beside his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. 
William Ragsdale (Emma McAfee) Cannon, Sr. The bishop was an only child and unmarried. 

Cannon was elected a bishop in 1968 after notable scholariy and ecclesiastical 
attainments as an academician, administrator, and statesman in denominational and worid 
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Area, 1970-72; the Atlanta Area for North and South Georgia Conferences, 1972-80; and 
Raleigh Area, 1980-84. He was an official member of 13 General Conferences spanning 52 
years. 

Evangelism was a chief concern from his boyhood days when he collected children of 
the neighborhood in a chicken house and "preached" to them. Conferences over which he 
presided registered net increases in membership for each of the 16 years of his episcopacy. 
He guided the decision to establish the World Methodist Evangelism Institute at Emory 
University and permitted the World Evangelism Committee to use his name in establishing 
the Bishop William R. Cannon World Methodist Evangelism Fund with the goal of $7.5 
million. The Council of Bishops selected him to prepare and deliver the Episcopal Address 
in 1984 for the Bicentennial General Conference. 

In January 1977, he was chosen to give the prayer at Jimmy Carter's Inauguration as 
President and was often a guest in the Carter White House. In October of 1986, he gave 
the dedicatory prayer for The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. Cannon served as 
president of the World Methodist Conference and chair of the World Methodist Council 
executive committee, 1981-86. The world organization of Methodists represents 65 
denominations in 95 nations with memberships totaling 75 million people. In August 1976, 
he was elected one of the eight members of the governing body of the World Methodist 
Council, only the fourth person from the GS and the first from the South to be elected to 
this Presidium of the World Methodist Council. He was chair of the American Section of the 
World Methodist Council, 1976-81. 

As a theologian and historian. Cannon was appointed Protestant Observer from the 
World Methodist Council to the historic Second Vatican Council in 1965. He served as a 
representative from the World Methodist Council and co-chair of the continuing 
Conversations with the Roman Catholics on Christian Unity, and as a representative from 
the World Methodist Council to the ongoing Conversations with the Lutheran World 
Federation on Christian Unity. 

For a quarter of a century he was Professor of Church History at Emory University 
before his election to the episcopacy, and Professor of Wesley Studies since his retirement. 
From 1953-68, he was also Dean of the Emory University Candler School of Theology. He 
brought international and inter-faith scholars to the faculty, expanded the number of 
degrees offered, and broadened the national prestige of the school. During his tenure as 
dean, he was the guiding force and strategist which moved voluntary ministerial education 
support by local churches in Georgia for the Candler School, through the SEJ Conference 
as a "One Percent Fund" for Candler, Duke Divinity School, and Gammon Theological 
Seminary, and through the General Conference in 1968 to establish the denomination-wide 
"Ministerial Education Fund." Cannon was vice-chair of the Emory University Board of 
Trustees. Emory's Cannon Chapel was built in his honor and dedicated in 1981. 

He was awarded eight honorary degrees, authored 13 books and was writing the 14th 
at the time of his death. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Church History at 
Garrett Biblical and Evangelical Theological School in Evanston, IL, and at Richmond 
College, University of London. 

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Phi Kappa Phi, 
Theta Phi, American Historical Society, American Society of Church History, and of the 
Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. 

He was ordained in 1940 in the Morth Georgia Conference. He served Allen Memorial 
Church in Oxford, GA, as pastor before joining the faculty of Candler School of Theology, 
and Stewart Avenue in Atlanta as interim pastor. His peers in the Morth Georgia Conference 
elected Cannon a delegate to the SEJ and General Conferences of 1948, 1952, 1956, 
1960, 1964, and 1968. He was elected a bishop by the SEJ in 1968. He served as chair 
of the Commission to Study the Ministry, 1 972-76; on the UM Board of Global Ministries, 
1976-80; Board of Publication of The UMC, 1976-80; Board of Discipleship where he 
chaired the Section on Evangelism, 1980-84. In 1978, he was elected to the "Wall of Fame" 
of the Demosthenian Society at the University of Georgia. He was the recipient of the NC 
Public Service Award in 1 984. 

An avid world traveler, Cannon made more than a hundred trips overseas and still had 
a list of places he planned to visit. His closest surviving family is a nephew, Dudley Meadows 
of Signal Mountain, TM. He also leaves behind, in addition to his personal philanthropies, 
a legacy of brilliant scholarship, of conservative leadership growing out of his knowledge of 
Christian and world history, and a network of friends whose lives have been enriched by his. 

G. Ross Freeman 




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VERNA ELLA TURUNGTOM RHINER 
1922 - 1996 

Verna Turlington Rhiner was born April 24, 1922 in 
Harnett County. She was the daughter of the late Albert 
and Hermie Turlington. She died July 14, 1996, at home 
in her sleep. Funeral services were conducted on July 16, 
1996 in Dunn by the Reverends Ray Smith and Chuck 
Herrin. Burial followed in Devotional Gardens beside her 
husband and parents. 

While working at the VA Hospital in Fayettevile she 
met her beloved husband, Etheridge Merrell Rhiner, known 
by his colleagues as "Rhiner." They married October 7, 
1945, and made their home in Fayetteville. 

in 1954, Rhiner received his call to ministry, and by 
this time they had three children, Wayne, Ray, and Brenda. Mama's life revolved around her 
husband, children, and the church, while our father served as pastor at City Road in 
Henderson, Princeton, Cokesbury in Raleigh, Hawkins-Tabor, and Four Oaks. 

When he died on March 23, 1974 at Four Oaks at the age of 51, a little of all of us 
died that day. Even 22 years after his death, to Mama he was still the best looking man she 
ever knew, and she loved him dearly. 

Our mother always enjoyed being a "preacher's wife." She loved to talk and meet new 
people. She always made everyone feel comfortable. From the moment you met her you 
could tell her your deepest secrets and know they would never go any further. She was big, 
strong, with soft shoulders to cry on, and plenty of good-hearted advice. And Verna never 
met a stranger!! 

She lost the majority of her eyesight in the late 1950s. If you didn't know she couldn't 
see, you would never have known it. Our friends used to say she sees better than she says. 
She had a great sense of humor. As children, we thought Mama had eyes in the back of 
her head, and she let us believe that for years. She also had a great memory for numbers. 
She could remember anyone's birth date or anniversary date - and could add in her head 
faster than any calculator!! 

How Mama loved to travel - especially to Disney World!! When we went in Movember 
1995, at age 73, she rode nearly everything, except Space Mountain and the Tower of 
Terror!! 

Mama loved sports, but most of all, basketball. When she was a young girl in high 
school, she played basketball and they had the best team in Harnett County in the 1940s. 
All of Mama's life she was above the average; intelligent, kind, brave, talented, and open- 
minded - and a real lady. 

She is survived by her three children: Wayne lives in Raleigh, Ray and Brenda live in 
Coats; five grandchildren: Phillip, Emily, Daniel, Meagan, and Shelly. She also has a sister- 
in-law, Rosalie, in Baltimore, MD, that was as close as a sister could be. She recently 
remarked that Verna had left an indelible impression on all of us who were privileged to 
have had a personal acquaintance vvith her. Aunt Sis also said Verna put God first and 
found the answer, and the key, to a happy, useful, and rewarding life. 

My brothers and I were surely blessed to have "Verna and Rhiner" as our parents. We 
miss their unwavering love, their hugs, and their smiles. 

Wayne, Ray, and Brenda Rhiner 




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BONNIE ROTH MAINS MILLER 
1909 - 1996 

Bonnie Ruth Mains was the daughter of Armet and 
Lena Bell Coe Mains. She was born in Ryan, OK, on 
Febmary 23, 1909, and was graduated from Oklahoma 
Women's College, after which she taught school for many 
years. She received her master's degree from Duke 
University and post master's degree from the University of 
Maine at Orono. 

She married the Reverend Melvin Ray Miller on May 
18, 1930, and they were blessed with three children. Melvin 
had begun preaching in 1926. He served churches in 
Oklahoma and Texas prior to becoming a military chaplain 
during World War II, and then an advisory chaplain during 
the Korean Conflict. 

In those military years, they remained a fine team, as they were in God's ministry 
together. Bonnie Ruth continued teaching, with her own original talent of innovative 
teaching methods and ideas. But we also remember the special gift she had with helping 
people who were grieving. She seemed to be born with a special skill for comforting others, 
knowing exactly what to do and what to say. During those years there were many military 
deaths attributed to war. The chaplain and his wife were needed. 

Upon retirement from the military, the Millers settled in Fayetteville and served Arran 
Lake and St. Paul-Trinity before retirement from the NC Conference. They were blessed with 
more than a decade of good retirement years, first in Fayetteville, then in Florida. 

By 1989, since both Bonnie Ruth and Melvin were in poor health, he had cancer and 
she had advanced Parkinson's Disease - and they wanted so badly to continue living 
together - they moved to South Portland, ME, to live with their son. Too soon, on 
November 5, 1990, Melvin succumbed to the complications from his cancer at age 85. 
Several years before her own death, Bonnie Ruth became so disabled, she was admitted 
into a nursing home. She died August 6, 1996, at age 87. 

Her graveside service and committal was beside her husband by the harbor in the 
Forest City Cemetery of South Portland. 

Bonnie Ruth is survived by her two sons, Robert T. Miller of South Portland, ME, and 
Mel Ray Miller of Clinton, MD; eight grandchildren; 1 1 great-grandchildren; and by her 
sister, Thyra Burnette of Ryan, OK. Her daughter, Margaret Ann Miller Hall, had 
predeceased her, and had died as a young mother leaving an infant daughter. 

The Family 



MARTHA SHEARON HIRSCHI 
1929 - 1996 

Martha Shearon was born February 5, 1929, the 
oldest child of the late Wallace E. and Zuda B. Shearon of 
Wake Forest. She grew up in the Wake Forest community 
and attended the Wake Forest UMC. She often told the 
story of leaving elementary school early one afternoon and 
walking to church to watch her father help dig the 
basement to that church at the start of a building project. 
She was graduated from Wake Forest High School and 
Louisburg College. She went on to receive a BA in 
Religious Education at Guilford College in 1951, then to 
work at Trinity UMC in Wilmington, and served on staff as 
the Director of Religious Education. 

Who would have thought that this farm girl from Wake Forest would meet and fall in 
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was DRE at Trinity, she began dating the Reverend Carlton F. Hirschi. (Martha and Carlton 
were introduced to each other by the Reverend William Wells.) Carlton had come from 
Brooklyn, NY, to attend Duke Divinity School, from which he had recently graduated. Love 
blossomed between Martha and Cariton, and they were married on October 11, 1952. Two 
children were born into their home, Cariton, Jr., and Karen. 

Gpon her marriage to Cariton, she ended her "official career" in the church, but spent 
the next 40 years using that experience in the role of the pastor's wife. She was involved 
with supporting Cariton in whatever way was needed... with the GMW, decorating new 
parsonages, helping with children's choirs, and helping with various other programs and 
ministries in the church. She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, seamstress, baker 
for countless bake sales... the list goes on. 

Then, in the mid-70s, she started her second career. Prior to this, she had spent 
several years working as a teacher's aide in the public schools. In the mid-70s while living 
in Buriington she went back to school at Elon College to get her teaching certificate. With 
two degrees, she was certified to teach both elementary and middle schools in a variety of 
subjects. Opon graduation she taught elementary school in Ramseur, then in Aurelien 
Springs, then she taught at Norton Middle School in Pittsboro for over 13 years. 

She loved teaching at Norton. In fact, she received the teacher of the year award for 
Norton Middle School for the 1984-85 school year. And she had a reputation there for 
being a strict teacher. It was common knowledge among the students that if you had Mrs. 
Hirschi for a teacher you would really have to work! Not only was she a dedicated teacher, 
but she truly cared about the students. On more than one occasion, she anonymously 
bought coats for students who had none. She was concerned that they learned to respect 
themselves and helped them to dream dreams that they could do anything in life that they 
chose. She loved teaching seventh graders, and when she taught, she taught more than 
just the lessons in the book. She taught them values and skills for living. 

While cleaning out her house after her death, the family found many notes students 
had written to her years after having had her as their teacher. One wrote to her upon being 
accepted to college, "Mrs. Nirschi...my worid will be expanding a great deal over the next 
few years, and I am so excited about the opportunity to learn and explore new information 
and places, and to meet new people. You helped give me confidence. You taught me 
special lessons about myself, as well as about grammar and literature. You will always be 
a very special part of my life." 

Another student wrote an essay entitled, 'The Person 1 Admire the Most." "I admire 
Mrs. Hirschi. She is a person 1 love, admire, and 1 consider her relationship with me to be 
very important. She is honest and to me a gigantic encyclopedia full of knowledge and 
understanding. She is logical and very intelligent. 1 have learned more from her about 
myself and the worid around me than I have learned about my English or other studies..." 

Martha retired from teaching in December of 1992 to nurse her husband, Cariton, 
through his last days of cancer. After Cariton died on April 18, 1993, Martha struggled to 
maintain her independence during her last years even though she suffered from ill health. 
The joy of her last years were the times she spent with her grandchildren, Megan and 
Kristen... sharing her wisdom with them and applauding their accomplishments. 

Martha died on October 18, 1996, at UNC Memorial Hospital of complications from 
injuries suffered in an automobile accident in July of that year. Funeral services were 
conducted at Pittsboro GMC by the Reverend Dr. Roger Elliott, the Reverend Ray Gooch, 
and the Reverend Benny Melvin. Interment was in the church cemetery. 

Martha and Cariton faithfully served in the NC Annual Conference over 40 years at the 
following appointments: Windsor, Burgaw, Warsaw, Benson, St. James in Greenville, St. 
Paul in Tabor City, West Nash in Wilson, Lakewood in Durham, Faith in Buriington, Enfield, 
Pittsboro, Hurdle Mills, and Bynum. 

Martha is survived by her son, Cariton Frederick Hirschi, Jr., of Garner; her daughter 
the Reverend Karen Hirschi Whitaker of Raleigh; and two grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth 
Whitaker and Kristen Rachel Whitaker, of Raleigh. 

We give thanks to God for Martha... our mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend! Now 
she abides in her eternal home with her husband, her grandson, Jonathan Hirschi Whitaker 
(who predeceased her), and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

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ALUE VIOLA BENTON MINTZ FREEMAN 
1903 - 1996 

Viola Freeman was well loved and respected by all 
who knew her, and many accolades were showered on her, 
for she spent her lifetime actively working in her church 
and her community. She taught teenagers in Sunday 
School for many years, was awarded a life membership 
from the Women's Society, always looked forward to 
attending the Annual Conference, read every Advocate 
from cover to cover, and read her Bible every day. 
Probably, the highlight of her life was her special and 
meaningful trip to the Holy Land, also her first plane ride. 

Viola was an excellent seamstress, had a real green 
thumb for growing beautiful things, and she was a 
wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

"...We see them as of yore, 

The kind, the true, the brave, the sweet, who walk with us no more." 

Born on February 24, 1903 at Leiand in Brunswick County, Allie Viola Benton grew 
to have a life that was long, full, purposeful, and rich in spirit. She was the daughter of 
George W. and Mary Morse Benton. 

On July 9, 1922, she married Oliver Jennings Mintz, who worked in a saw mill 
business, and they were blessed with five children. 

After the early death of her first husband on March 26, 1936, from complications of 
pneumonia and sudden heart attack, she raised her children alone by working as an 
alterations seamstress for area clothing stores and in her own little sewing business. 

Then at age 54, she married the Reverend William James Freeman, a retired elder and 
Viddower in the NC Conference, on June 5, 1957. They had known each other for many 
years as Mr. Freeman had been her pastor in about 1928. He served Trinity in Kelly and 
Carver's Creek as part-time appointments in retirement before he suffered for two years 
from leukemia and died on June 29, 1968. They had been married for over 1 1 years. 

In her later years, Viola suffered from a series of strokes, and she lived with her son, 
Joe, for four years prior to going into the Brunswick Cove Nursing Home in Leiand. She 
was 93 when she died on November 15, 1996. 

Survivors are her daughter, Viola Mintz Shew of Leiand; sons, Joseph Mintz of 
Wilmington; Herbert Mintz of Wilmington, E. G. Mintz of Harbinger, and Tylon Mintz of 
Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Her funeral was held at Shiloh GMC on Highway 87 just south of Leiand with the 
Reverend William Pearsall and Mr. Jimmy Gore officiating. She was a long time member of 
Shiloh Church and helped get the land for the cemetery. Now she is buried there in the 
Shiloh Cemetery beside her first husband. 

The Children 



KATHERINE EUZABETH POYNER CROSSO 
1917 - 1997 

Katherine Elizabeth Poyner Crossno of Warsaw, the 
widow of the Reverend Ramsey Leon Crossno, died on 
January 8, 1997, of what is assumed to have been a heart 
attack. Her body was buried in her home community in 
Moyock Memorial Cemetery, with a graveside memorial 
service conducted by the Reverend Roderic L. Mullen. 

Surviving her are her three sons, her daughters-in-law, 
and her four grandchildren. The eldest is John Leon 
Crossno of Raleigh. His fiancee, Kimla Gayle King, mourns 
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and his wife, the former Joyce Ina Angel, and their sons, Robert Seth Crossno II and Jette 
Taylor Crossno. The youngest son, Kenneth Graham Crossno, who lives in Kinston, is 
married to the former Carol Lynn Dobey; they are the parents of Candace Lynn Crossno 
and Lauren Elizabeth Crossno. Katherine leaves behind some dearly-beloved cousins also: 
in particular, Elizabeth Poyner Sanderlin, Margaret Poyner Painter, Frances Poyner Hall, and 
Ruth Creekmore Lindsey, all of whom live in or near Moyock. 

Katherine was born on March 30, 1917, and reared on her family's farm at the edge 
of Moyock in Currituck County. The daughter of Seth David Poyner and his wife, Bettie 
Burgess Poyner, she was educated in the public schools of Moyock, and, as a young single 
woman, was the secretary to the superintendent of schools in Currituck County. 

Katherine and the Reverend Leon Crossno met when he was appointed to serve her 
home church; they were married August 1, 1944. Thereafter, as she used to say, the career 
she chose was that of minister's wife, homemaker, and mother. She succeeded beautifully 
in all three roles in a marriage that lasted for over 51 years. Although she dearly loved her 
home community of relatives and friends, and also was a rather shy person by nature, she 
moved without complaint according to Crossno's appointments: from the Moyock charge 
with its four churches, to the Warsaw charge with its three churches, to Branson in 
Durham, to organizing Cherry Point GMC in Havelock, to Enfield, to Oxford, to Rfth Avenue 
in Wilmington, to Harrells, and finally into full retirement in Warsaw. The churches Crossno 
served also benefitted from her work: at many of them, she acted as secretary and pianist, 
usually without pay, and frequently played leading role in Sunday school classes, the WSCS, 
and advising the GMYF. Her love for antiques, her in-born eye for decorating, and her 
devotion to tidiness made one parsonage after another a warm and pleasant home for 
herself, her husband, her sons, and visitors and guests. She was a marvelous mother: to 
say that she was always loving, attentive, helpful, and giving is the truth, but somehow those 
words are not adequate to the fullness of truth. 

Everything about her was graceful and gentle. She had a beautiful soprano voice, a 
gentle touch at the piano, a love of flower gardening, and of watching birds at the feeder. 
Those she was very close to also discovered that she had a delightful, and impish, wit, 
which was a trait she had absorbed from her father and older brother. 

Some of her interests carried through her whole life: her love of music, antiques, and 
flowers, for example. Other interests were ones she acquired at some point, enjoyed for a 
time, and then moved on to others: at one time or another, she braided and hooked rugs, 
crocheted, knitted afghans, refinished antiques, wove baskets, and collected Blue Willow 
and Blue Ridge dinnerware. And whenever she made anything, it was lovely. 

In her very last years, Alzheimer's slowly eroded her clarity of mind, and step by step, 
the person she had been slipped away. Leon's death on December 18, 1995, seemed to 
accelerate the disease's course, and her mind began to live more and more in a worid of 
its own creation. Even in the grip of a disease as cruel as that, however, she remained one 
of the most kind, and gentle, and loving women who has ever lived. 

John L. Crossno 



EUL\ VERMON DIEHL HARRIS 
1906 - 1997 



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Eula Vernon Diehl Harris, wife of the late Reverend 
Linwood F. Harris, was born on June 15, 1906, at 
Monterey, VA, and died on January 26, 1997, at Suitland, 
MD. 

The Reverend Linwood Harris served as a local pastor 
at Trinity Methodist Church (now Capitol Hill GMC) in ,j\ 

Washington, DC. He also served churches at McDowell and t >', i^ 

Edgerton, VA. He then moved to North Carolina and first • ""^ 

served in the New Bern District. While serving at Sea Level, '^ 

Mr. Harris suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to speak. ' kj . r^.. 

Mrs. Harris cared for him until his death on February 1 1 , 
1971. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harris were held at the Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, MD, on 
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Forest Memorial GMC at Forestville, MD. Interment took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 
Suitland, MD. She is buried beside her first husband, John W. Diehl. 

Mrs. Harris is survived by two sons and one daughter, seven grandchildren and 10 
great-grandchildren. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews, friends and 
neighbors. Her son. Lew, resides in Palmyra, VA; son, Harry, at her residence in Suitland, 
MD; and her daughter, Anna, resides in Waldorf, MD. 

My mother lived a long and worthy life. Her work in the church was one that she 
enjoyed. From my teenage years and earlier, she worked in the home, but also held jobs 
in downtown and Southeast Washington. I think one of her greatest joys was when she was 
in charge of the nursery at Trinity Methodist Church. 

1 can say with pride that my mother, my father, and Mr. Harris were "tops," and greatly 
influenced many lives. My mother worked hard to guide my sister and me, and we are ever 
thankful. Our family faced many difficulties over the years, but my mother made sure that 
my sister and 1 had enough and we made it. "Her children arise up, and call her blessed." 
(Proverbs 31:28) 

Though my mother lived a long life among misfortunes and illnesses, she always 
prevailed, and did so with a strong Christian spirit. Heaven must be a brighter place now, 
since she is there. Yes, it's Homecoming Time in Heaven, another of God's children is now 
at home to be with her God, our God. We had her here with us for 90 years, but God has 
her for eternity. 

Drop Thy Burden and Thy Care 
by Henry Van Dyke 

Ere thou sleepest, gently lay. Every troubled thought away. 

Put off worry and distress. As thou puttest off thy dress, 

Drop thy burden and thy care. In the quiet arms of prayer. 

Lord, thou knowest how 1 live. All I've done amiss forgive, 

All the good I tried to do. Strengthen, bless, and carry through, 

All 1 love in safety keep. While in thy arms I fall asleep. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus. 

This poem was found among my mother's keepsakes, and we used it at her funeral 
service because it was so fitting to her. We understand why she kept it among her favorite 
things. 

Harry William Diehl 



MATTIE MATILLE CROSSNO SPOMENBERG 
1913 - 1997 

Matille (Tillie) Crossno Sponenberg was born on 
November 10, 1913 in Bells, TM, a small rural town in 
Crockett County. She died February 13, 1997, and was 
entombed at Lee Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Sanford. 
Services were conducted by the Reverend Dr. Paul Leeland 
and the Reverend Douglas Currin. She is survived by her 
husband, the Reverend J. E. Sponenberg, Jr., of Sanford; 
two sons, James E. Sponenberg III of Lenoir, and Robert 
Clark Sponenberg of Aberdeen; and by a sister, Catherine 
Tucker of Macon, GA. 

From her father, Lee Crossno, and her mother, Lyde 
Crossno, she developed a strong moral character and a 

deep appreciation for Christian values. Nurtured and supported by her family, she made an 
early commitment to serve God and did so through her work in education. Christian 
Education in particular. She attended Lambuth College, graduated from Asbury College in 
1937, and attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Tillie taught 
in public schools in Arkansas, Illinois, and Morth Carolina. The school in Illinois was a one 
room school house with the first eight grades. 

On August 20, 1942, she married the Reverend James E. Sponenberg, Jr., whom she 
met while attending Asbury College. The first church they served was the McGill Methodist 
Church at Nevada in the Gtah Mission Conference. After the birth of their first son, James 
E. Sponenberg III in August of 1943, they moved to the NC Conference. Their first 
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Sponenberg, was born in May of 1946. They also served at Princeton, Person Street in 
Fayetteville, Wesley Memorial in Raleigh, Bethany in Durham, Aberdeen, Jonesboro Heights 
in Sanford, Grifton, Wallace, and Institute. After retirement, they served Morris Chapel in 
Sanford. 

During their service to these churches and communities, Tillie spent much of her time 
working in the Women's Society. She held several district and conference offices which 
included the conference secretary for Spiritual Life. She had several of her devotionals 
published in the NC Christian Advocate and other periodicals. She taught in the public 
school system in Chatham County, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham, and Moore County. 

Throughout her service in Christian Education, the GMW, and the public schools of 
NC, she maintained a strong commitment to God, her family, and her fellow man, in that 
order. Tillie did not compromise her beliefs, and was never the victim of trends and fads. 
Right was right and Jesus Christ was Lord, pure and simple. 

Tillie was devoted to her husband, Spony, and his ministry, providing support and 
assistance. She also was very devoted to her two sons. Gene and Bobby. They were reared 
by strict rules and expectations, and while often guilty of behavior that was disappointing, 
they always knew they were loved. 

Her devotion to her fellow man is well-stated in a letter received by the family after her 
death. The letter came from one of her students in Moore County who attended school at 
a time when he was able to experience first hand the challenges of integration. On the day 
the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was announced, the student felt much grief 
and began to cry. He was soon calmed by a supportive hug from his teacher and her 
comforting words that everything would be all right. The young man would always 
remember the act of love he received at a time when he needed it. 

Tillie Sponenberg was reared in a Christian home by loving parents, with four brothers 
and one sister. One brother, Ramsey Leon Crossno, was a minister in the NC Conference 
as well. Her sister, Catherine, also married a Methodist minister, James E. Tucker. When 
she became a wife and mother, Tillies family also was nurtured by the tenets of the 
Christian faith. She served God, family, and the people around her with a devotion and zeal 
that leads one to describe her quite simply as a Christian lady. 

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MARY AUCE HARRIS LOCKUEAR 
1914 - 1997 

One of 12 children born to Elias and Dora Locklear 
Harris in Robeson County on February 22, 1914, Mary 
Alice Harris Locklear grew to become an excellent cook 
and homemaker. But there was something more important 
to her than preparing delicious food. She practiced her 
ministry of visiting the sick with zeal. Everyone knew this to 
be her special gift from God. 

Mary Alice married Jakie Locklear, Jr., on December 
22, 1933. They became the parents of three daughters; 
however, their first child, Lois, died at three months old. 
JaWe was a farmer, then employed in business, before 
finally fulfilling his calling to become a "Methodist 

preacher," and an Associate Member of the NC Conference. At this same time, Mary Alice 
fell into her niche, and she gave herself unselfishly to the Methodist ministry, and to the role 
of "preacher's wife." 

They served faithfully and devotedly in the pastorate at Sandy Plains, Ashpole-Pleasant 
Grove, Fairview-Hickory Grove, Collins Chapel, and for many years at Branch Street- 
Philadelphus, where Jakie was serving when he died of a massive heart attack on June 19, 
1973, at age 61. 

Mary Alice spent her remaining years without Jakie involved with her church, her 
ministry, and her family before succumbing to death at the age of 83 on March 29, 1997. 

She is survived by her daughters, Shelvie Locklear Buckner of Maxton, and Vastie 
Locklear Roberts of Pembroke; four grandchildren, Eric Buckner, Jeannie Buckner, Perry 
Roberts, and Janet Locklear; and four great-grandchildren, Latoya Roberts, J. W. Roberts, 
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five sisters, Rose Harris Bullard of Maxton, Elizabeth Harris Sampson of Rowland, Lettie Mae 
Harris Oxendine, Sue Harris Lowry, and Ruth Harris Deese, all of Pembroke. 

"Along the paths of life we now tread, they have but gone before..." What measure of 
effect did this clergy couple have on the lives of those they touched along the way, the 
special Christian example they set for all of us. 1 pray it will reap and reap and reap again. 

A "Homecoming" was celebrated at Prospect (JMC in Maxton with the Reverend Bill 
James Locklear and Mr. Dell Harris officiating. Mary Alice is buried at the New Prospect 
Cemetery at Maxton. 

Shelvie Locklear Buckner 




FRANCES NADINE PETREA JOHNSON 
1937 - 1997 

Nadine P. Johnson was born June 7, 1937, in 
Cabarrus County to Vyron L. and Hattie C. Petrea, the 
second of three children. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant 
High School, Pfeiffer College, and did other studies at 
Meredith College. 

Nadine was married August 24, 1958, to George W. 
Johnson in St. John's Lutheran Church at Mt. Pleasant. 

She began her teaching career in the Alamance 
County School System and taught in Caswell, Orange, 
Wake, and Wilson Counties, as well as Kindergarten at 
Front Street CIMC in Buriington. 

She was a loving and able friend, wife, mother, 
grandmother, and partner in ministry at the Rock Creek Charge, Yanceyville Charge, Faith, 
Emmanuel, Garner, University, Wilson First, Buriington District, and Hayes Barton churches. 

Nadine brought gifts of music, fabric design and creativity, education, gentle 
friendship, and deep faith to every church and community of which she was a part. She 
confronted cancer with the same quiet courage with which she lived her life; and on May 
21, 1997, she went home to be with her Lord. 

Funeral services were conducted May 24, 1997, at Hayes Barton GMC by Bishop 
Marion Edwards, Kermit Braswell, Warren Petteway, and Sally Bates. She was buried at Mt. 
Herman (JMC in Alamance County. 

Nadine is survived by her husband, George W. Johnson; a daughter, Mary George 
Johnson of Durham; a son, Eric V. Johnson of Chapel Hill; and two granddaughters. 
Savannah Leigh and Elizabeth Claire of Chapel Hill. 

Blessed are they who die in the Lord and precious is their memory. 

George W. Johnson 



SCJZANNE HICKS RICKARDS 
1931 - 1997 

Suzanne Hicks Rickards, a native of Chariotte, was 
born on October 4, 1931, the daughter of Ernest Lee and 
Susan Bible Hicks. She died at home in Punta Gorda, FL, 
on June 4, 1997, after valiantly battling cancer for some 
nine months. Typical of her deep faith and characteristic of 
her was what she said to me the very day before she died, 
"i want you to know that when the Lord decides to take 
me, 1 will be ready and 1 will go happily. I just don't want 
you to worry." 

Suzanne grew up in Chariotte and was graduated 
from Central High School there. She later graduated from 
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James P. Rickards. They married while Jim was a student at Duke University Divinity 
School. 

Then followed 43 years of a wonderful and adventurous marriage as they shared Jim's 
career as a chaplain in the GSAF from which he retired as a Colonel. Their many 
assignments included tours in France, Germany, and Japan. 

Throughout the countless career moves, Suzanne was a loving, helpful, and supporting 
wife to Jim and a caring, nurturing mother to four children. The life of a military wife carries 
with it special burdens, such as the tour of duty Jim had one year in Greenland when 
Suzanne had to remain in the States to manage a home and care for the children. 

In 1987, Jim and Suzanne moved to Punta Gorda, PL, where they spent 10 
wonderfully happy years in retirement in their lovely home on the banks of the Peace River. 
During this time Suzanne was frequently called on to substitute teach in local elementary 
schools. She also became quite interested in and accomplished in various aspects of 
computers. 

The service for Suzanne was held at the First GMC of Punta Gorda with the Reverend 
Robert: E. Titus officiating. Jim Rickards' brother, the Reverend Joseph Rickards, retired 
Episcopal priest, participated in the service, and gave a very warm and moving tribute to 
Suzanne. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in nearby Port Chariotte. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Lee Pollman of San 
Antonio, TX; three sons, James P. Rickards, Jr., of Fairfax County, VA; David A. Rickards 
of Phoenix, AZ, and John G. Rickards of Mechanicsburg, PA; and by me, John D. Hicks of 
Chariotte, her only brother, all of whom will miss this wonderful lady so very much. 

John D. Hicks 



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Deceased Roll 



ROLL OF DECEASED MINISTERIAL MEMBERS - 1837 to 1992 

(See 1992 JOURNAL) 
ROLL OF DECEASED MINISTERIAL MEMBERS - 1993 to 1997 

DATE & PLACE JOINED DATE & PLACE PLACE OF 
rSAME OF BIRTH CONFERENCE OF DEATH BURIAL 



David Gilbert Bradley 

Harvey Bynum Johnson 

Thomas Ray McKay, Sr. 

John Kern Ormond, Sr. 

Hayward Lester Tenney 

Robert Wesley Daw^son, Sr.l924-Elizabeth,NJ 

Marvin Dewey Tyson 1920-Pitt Co. 

Konstanty Marceli Naider 1899-Wolborz, Poland 

Harley McCoy Owens, Jr. 1919-Wilson Co. 

Carlton Frederick Hirschi,Srl922-Brooklyn,NY 



1916-Portland,OR 

1930-Cumb'rlnd Co 

1932-Hamlet 1964-Burlington 

1912-Hillsborough 1937-Raleigh 

1927-Buckhannon,\W 1965-Raleigh 

(Interim Supply) 
1950-Kinston 
1926-Warsaw,Pol 
(FTLP) 



Ralph William Pritchard 
Walter Eugene Tisdale 
Robert Earl Cushman 
Daniel Clifton Boone 
William Oliver Connor 
Early Clifford Shoaf 
Vergil Erwin Queen 
Percy Owen Lee 
George DuRant Miller 
Henry Fulton Pollock 
Cecil Dubois Schutt 
Kelly Johnson Wilson 111 
James Doyne Young 



1909-St.Louis,MO 
1 933-Montgomery,AL 
1913-Fall River,MA 



1939-Long Bea.,CA 1992-Durham 
1953-Durham 1992-Birmingham,AL 

1992-Leesburg, FL 
1992-Elizabeth City 
1993-Kinston 
1993-Whiteville 
1993-Greenville 
1993-Albany,NY 
1993-Goldsboro 
1947-Elizabeth City 1993-Durham 
1935-Bedford,lN 1993-Clover,SC 
1955-Fayetteville 1993-Wilmington 
1 939-GenesseeConf. 1 933-Damariscotta,ME 



1902-Northampton Co. 1943-Rocky Mt. 



1957-New Bern 

1952-Charlotte 

1939-Fayetteville 

1925-Fayetteville 

(FTLP) 



1911-Fair Bluff 

1927-High Point 

1909-Burke Co. 

1897-Faison 

1907-Columbia,SC 

1902-Pittsburgh,PA 

]946-Charleston,SC 

1946-Waynesboro,VA 

1903-Magazine,AR 
Samuel Gordon Dodson,Jr. 1924-Efland 
Durward Thomas Goodwin 1907-Harrison Co,,WV 1930-WV Conf. 
Fletcher Woodrow Fraley 1918-Lexington,SC 1973-Fay'tvl (AM) 

1921-Pawtucket,RI 

1913-Danville,lL 

1915-Moore Co. 

1923-Bynum 

1916-Cisco,TX 

1922-Laurinburg 

1895-Orange Co. 

1922-Wilson Co. 

1908-Chatham Co. 

1927-Fayetteville 

1897-Pitt Co. 

1921-High Point 



1993-Roanoke Rapids 

1993-Wilmington 

1993-Edenton 

1993-Durham 

1993-Raeford 

1993-Clearwater,FL 



1 928-McKeesport, PAl 993-Durham 
1980-Fayetteville 1993-Charleston,SC 



Allen Richardson 
Jack Warren Moore 
William Albright Seawell 
John Paul Edwards, Sr. 
Thomas Marvin Vick, Jr. 
Ester Maxwell McNair, Jr 
Jesse Frank Minnis 
Leroy Spells 
John Robert Poe, Sr. 
John Malloy Owen 111 
Hyman LeRoy Harris 
Chester Darroll Brown 



1974-Fayetteville 

1932-Durham 

1952-Burlington 



1964-Burlington 
1960- Rocky Mount 
1950-Kinston 
1946-Henderson 



1994-Durham 
1994-High Point 
1994-Durham 
1994-Greenville 
1994-Greensboro 
1994-Myrtle Beach.SC 
1994-Rocky Mount 
1994-Snow Camp 
1994-Goldsboro 



1938-Elizabeth City 1994-Durham 



James Worth Lineberger,Sr.l908-Rock Hill.SC 



Dwight Sapp Martin 1952-Cincinnati,OH 

Joseph Benjamin Bethea 1932-Dillon,SC 

William Junius Neese 1914-Graham 

Tryon Delton Lowry, Sr. 1943-Robeson Co. 

MaryAlene Hall Clive 1945-Washington,DC 

William Winter Newman 1929- Passaic, NJ 

Charles Hall Mewtiorn 1918-Wayne Co. 

Paul Wendell Boone 1930-Clarksville,TN 

Bruce Wayne McPherson 1948-Elizabeth City 

Wallace Martin Ellis 1923-Hoke Co. 

Robert Edward Walston 1905-Edgecombe Co. 

Billie Rudolph McCullen 1 92 1 -Wayne Co. 

Thomas Bryant Hough 1903-Anson Co. 

Walter Allen Wentz, Jr. 1925-Rockingham 

Ramsey Leon Crossno 1910-Bells,TN 

Orville Earl Leonard 1910-Adams Co., OH 

Alton Scott Lancaster 1908-Raeford 1948-Greenville 1996-Lumberton 

Grant Sneed Shockley 1919-Philadelphia,PA 1943-S.NJ 1996-Atlanta,GA 

Eugene Addison Collins,Sr. 1934-Berwick,PA (FL) 1996-Clermont,FL 

Walter Bryan Gregory 1914-Angier 1943-Rocky Mount 1 996-Matthews 

Clifton RIddick Hollowell 1934-Perquimans Co. 1962-Kinston 1996-Lumberton 

Russell Sage Harrison 1906-Plymouth 1834-Washington 1996-Durham 

Leon Moran Brock 1908-Sampson Co. (FL) 1997-Wilmington 

William Franklin Meacham 1921 -Chatham Co. 1954-Raleigh 1997-Pinehurst 

Charles Irvin Umstead, Jr. 1932-Gainesville,FL 1972-Durham 1997-Sea Level 

Frederick Fairfax Dillon 1927-Wyoming Co.,WV1978-Fayetteville 1997-Goldsboro 

Theodore Roosevelt Jenkins 1903-Maysville 1932-Rocky Mount 1997-Kannapolis 

William Ragsdale Cannon,Jr.l916-Chattanooga,TN 1940-N.GA Conf. 1997-Atlanta,GA 



(FL) 1994-Laurinburg 

1922-High Point 1994-Durham 
(PL) 1994-Oxford 

1935-New Bern 1994-Durham 

1952-Burlington 1994-Goldsboro 
1930-Henderson 1995-Carolina Beach 
1951 -Greensboro 1995-Goldsboro 
1932-Durham 1995-Raleigh 

1 986-Fayetteville 1 995-Cincinnati,OH 
1977-Fayetteville 1995-Columbia,SC 
1940-Wilmington 1995-Sanford 
1992-Fayetteville 1995-Rockingham 
1984-Fayetteville 1995-Chapel Hill 
1966- Rocky Mount 1995-Apex 
1953-Durham 1995-Gibson 

1956-Harrisonburg,VA 1995-Morehead City 
1991-Fayetteville 1955-Durham 
1995-Greenville 
1995-Greenville 
1995-Goldsboro 
1995-Mt.Pleasant,SC 
1995-Franklin,VA 
1995-Clinton 



1954-Raleigh 

1934-Washington 

1964-Burlington 

1929-Kinston 

1952-Burlington 

1936-New Bern 



1972-Durham (AM) 1995-Burlington 



(cremation) 
Winston-Salem 

(cremation) 

Kinston 

LakeWaccamaw 

Farmville 

Katowicie.Pol. 

Pikeville 

Pittsboro 

York,SC 

Burlington 

Manchester.VT 

Halifax 

Hallsboro 

(cremation) 

Raleigh 

Raeford 

Largo, FL 

Sampson Co. 

Varnville.SC 

(cremation) 

Durham 

Efland 

Snow Hill 

Ft. Bragg 

Columbus Co. 

Gloucester 

Snow Camp 

Warsaw 

Raleigh 

Wagram 

Efland 

Clayton 

Durham 

Fayetteville 

Zebulon 

Highfalls 

Raleigh 

Cincinnati, OH 

Boonville 

Sanford 

Rowland 

Raleigh 

Apex 

(cremation) 

Clarksville.TN 

Vance Co. 

Williamston 

Tarboro 

Goldsboro 

Mt. Pleasant 

Franklin 

Moyock 

Augusta,GA 

Raeford 

Collingdale.PA 

(cremation) 

Roanoke Rapids 

Hertford 

Chapel Hill 

Clinton 

Chatham Co. 

Carteret Co. 

Pikeville 

Durham 

Dalton.GA 



Historical Statement 



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III. 



HISTORICAL STATEMENT 

COMPOSITION 

The Morth Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is composed of: 

A. The eastern portion of the former North Carolina Conference of The Gnited 
Methodist Protestant Church. 

B. The former North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church 
South. 

C. The coastal region of the former Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference of The 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

D. The Eastern District, North Carolina-Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction. 
ORGANIZATION 

The organizing dates of the four former Conferences were as follows: 

A. The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Protestant Church 1828, at 
Whitaker's Chapel in Halifax County, North Carolina. 

B. The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1 837. 

C. The Blue Ridge-Atantic Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, 1879, 
at Greensboro, North Carolina, first named Southern Central Conference; two 
years later, 1881, renamed Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference. 
The Eastern District North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference was organized at 
a special session on August 11, 1964, at Bennett College, Greensboro, North 
Carolina. 

SESSIONS OF THE CONSTITUENT CONFERENCES BEFORE GNION IN 1939: 
(See \988 Journal.) 

UNION: The Unification of the North Carolina Conferences was accomplished by the 
Unification of the three major branches of American Methodism in the United States 
at Kansas City, Missouri, May 10, 1939. 



D. 



V. SESSIONS SINCE UNION IN 1939: (See 


1988 Journal.) 






VI. SESSIONS OF OTHER CONFERENCES 


: (See \988 Journal.) 






VII. SESSIONS SINCE 


UNION IN 1968 OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND THE 


EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHEN CHURCH 






Sessions of the MC Conference of The United Methodist Church, 


1968 - 1997 


HELD 


WHEN 


PRESIDENT 




SECRETARY 


143 Fayetteville 


June 1968 


Paul N. Garber 


w 


Carleton Wilson 


144 Chapel Hill 


June 1969 


W. R. Cannon 


w 


Carleton Wilson 


145 Greenville 


June 1970 


W. R. Cannon 


w 


Carleton Wilson 


146 Fayetteville 


June 1971 


W. R. Cannon 


w 


Carleton Wilson 


147 Durham 


June 1972 


W. R. Cannon 


w 


Carleton Wilson 


148 Fayetteville 


June 1973 


R. M. Blackburn 




A. Kimsey King 


149 Fayetteville 


June 1974 


R. M. Blackburn 




A. Kimsey King 


150 Fayetteville 


June 1975 


R. M. Blackburn 




James H. Coile 


151 Fayetteville 


June 1976 


R. M. Blackburn 




James H. Coile 


152 Fayetteville 


June 1977 


R. M. Blackburn 




James H. Coile 


153 Fayetteville 


June 1978 


R. M. Blackbum 




James H. Coile 


154 Fayetteville 


June 1979 


R. M. Blackbum 




James H. Coile 


155 Fayetteville 


June 1980 


R. M. Blackburn 




James H. Coile 


156 Fayetteville 


June 1981 


W. R. Cannon 




L. T. Wilson 


157 Fayetteville 


June 1982 


W. R. Cannon 




L T. Wilson 


158 Fayetteville 


June 1983 


W. R. Cannon 




L T. Wilson 


159 Fayetteville 


June 1984 


W. R. Cannon 




L. T. Wilson 


160 Fayetteville 


June 1985 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




L. T. Wilson 


161 Durham 


June 1986 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




L. T. Wilson 


162 Fayetteville 


June 1987 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




L. T. WIson 


163 Fayetteville 


June 1988 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




L. T. Wilson 


164 Fayetteville 


June 1989 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


165 Fayetteville 


June 1990 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


166 Fayetteville 


June 1991 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


167 Fayetteville 


June 1992 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


168 Fayetteville 


June 1993 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


169 Fayetteville 


June 1994 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


170 Fayetteville 


June 1995 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


171 Fayetteville 


June 1996 


C. P. Minnick, Jr. 




James H. Coile 


172 Fayetteville 


June 1997 


Marion M. Edwards 




James L Bryan 



Pastoral and Diaconal Rolls 

SECTION V 




Pastoral Records ^^^ 



303 Pastoral Records 

1997-1998 CONFERENCE MEMBERS IN FULL CONNECTION, 
ROLL AND PASTORAL RECORDS OF 

NOTE: This was formerly the Chronological Roll and is now alphabetically arranged for greater convenience and to provide a listina of the 
service records of conference members in full connection, both effective and retired. These records include only service in the North Carolina 
Conference. Please note that service years vary in value and the Conference Board of Pensions evaluates each year of service in terms 
of annuity credit. The figures in the right hand column indicate the number of years service under episcopal appointment to the North 
Carolina Conference after being received into the Conference. All questions concerning years applicable to annuity credits should be directed 
to the Board of Pensions. 



Appointment 

LP Yrs Not 

Appointment Present First When Ordained Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Yrs 



AARON, CHARLES LYNN, JR E . . . . Fayetteville 1983 . . 1983 . . 1989 14 

Staples Kingsburg Cha., SW TX Conf., 1976; Grad.Sch., Duke Univ., 1997; Transf.from Memphis Conf., 1986;Lumberton Circuit, 1986; 
Appointed to Attend Sch.,1988 

ADAMS, DENNIS MARION E Fayetteville 1973 . . 1973 . . 1976 20 

Roanoke Rapids, First Assoc, 1976; Goldsboro, Pine Forest, 1978; Campus Minister, Methodist College, 1980; Leave of Absence, 1984; 
Fayetteville: Camp Ground, Assoc, 1988; Greenville: St.James, Assoc, 1995 

AILLS, LOVELL ROY 5 . E Wilmington 1959 . . 1959 . . 1961 38 

LucamaBrietz Memorial, 1959; Providence, 1969; Hamlet Fellowship, 1964; Pikeville-Jefferson, 1969; Wilmington:Pine Valley, 1974; Zebulon, 
1977; Durham;Bethany, 1983; Clayton,1988; Wendell,1993; Carthage,1996. 

AITKEN, PAUL WESLEY 3 . R Charleston, WV 1952 . . 1952 . . 1955 35 

Trans.from W.Va.,1955; Leasburg,1952; Roper,1955; Duke Hospital,Chaplain,1956; Retired,1987 

ALEXANDER. FRANKLIN LEE R Fayetteville 1977 . . 1972 . . 1980 15 

Fletcher's Chapel, 1979; Disability Leave, 1981; Leave of Absence, 1982; Ellis Chapel, 1984; Retired, 1994 

ALEXANDER, GAYLE THOMAS R New Bern 1957 . . 1957 . . 1960 28 

Trans, from Kentucky, 1950; Hebron-Chestnut Ridge, 1956; Trinity, 1962; Webb Avenue-Trinity, 1969; Clinical Chaplain, Alamance Co.Mental 
Health Center, 1972;Retired, 1984 

ALEXANDER, JOSEPH CULBRETH, JR R New Bern 1957 . . 1957 . . 1961 40 

Chapel Hill: Orange, 1958; Creedmoor, 1960; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1965; Ohio Univ. Grad.School, 1969; W.Carolina Univ.,Asst.Prof.of 
Speech Comm.& Rhetoric 1973;Assoc.Dean,WCU,1989; Retired, 1997 

ALLEN, DANNY GREGORY 3 . E Fayetteville 1974 . . 1974 . . 1977 23 

Bethesda, 1971; Tarboro, St. James Assoc, 1972; Franklin Ct., 1973; Franklinton, 1975; Mt. Zion, 1977; Wendell, 1983; Warsaw, 1987, 
Clinton:Grace,Coharie,1991 

ALLEN, EBERN EARL E Fayetteville 1992 . . 1992 . . 1996 5 

Phillips Chapel, 1990. 

ALLEN, FRANK BRUCE 3 . E Fayetteville 1983 . . 1983 . . 1987 14 

Leah's Chapel-Shiloh (LP), 1980; Mattamuskeet, 1983; Robersonville, 1987; Littleton, 1990; Pilmoor Mem., 1995 
ALLEN, GORDON EDMOND, JR 7.5 . R Durham 1961 . . 1956 . . 1958 



Nash Charge, 1953; Seven Springs, 1956; Providence-Falling Creek, 1957; Currituck, 1961; South Mills, 1963; Kittrell-Plank Chapel, 1966; 
Person Street, 1970; Wesley's Chapel,1972; Center, 1973; Sabbatical, 1974; Harrells, 1975; Midway-Bethlehem, 1977; Jerusalem-Zion, 
1979; Allensville-Trinity, 1982; Kipling Cokesbury,1986; Garland, 1988; Rich SQuare-Woodland,1990; Marrow's Chapel, 1992;Retired,1993 



ALLRED, GARY EDMUND 4 . E Fayetteville 1991 . . 1991 . . 1995 7 

Tabernacle(IS),1986; Salemburg(SL),1987; Andrews Chaoel(SL|,1989; Johnston Circuit, 1993; Sunrise,1996. 

ALLRED, SUSAN LUTZ E Fayetteville 1983 . . 1983 . . 1986 14 

Saxapahaw, 1983; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1987 

ANDREWS, CHESTER JAMES R Greenville 1931 . . 1933 . . 1935 41 

Scotts Hill, 1932; Maysville, 1933; Warsaw, 1937; Webb Avenue-Fountain Place,1940; Maxton, 1945; Chadbourn, 1948; Rosemary, 1949; 
Robbins, 1953; Ahoskie, 1957; Mount Gilead, 1960; Fifth Avenue, 1964; Hertford, 1968; Retired, 1972 

ANDREWS, JOHN CLEVELAND, JR R Rocky Mount 1960 . . 1960 . . 1965 37 

Duke Div.School,1959; Jerusalem-Zion, 1960; City Road,1964; Littleton, 1968; Maury-Mt.Herman,1970; Hollands,1975; Elm City, 1980; 
NorthamDton,1984; Pink Hill-Beulaville,1992; Magnolia, 1996; Retired, 1997 

ARGO, DAVID ANTHONY E (FD) . Fayetteville 1997 . . 1997 . . 

FA:Haymount ILW), 1978; Consecrated DM, 1981; FA:Haymount,DM of Music 1981; Ordained Deacon in Full Connection, 1997; 
FA:Haymount (FD|, 1997 

ARMISTEAD, ROGER ADDISON E Texas 1962 . . 1962 . . 1965 4 

Maury-Mt.Herman (PL), 2194; Shallotte Cir., 1995; Trans.from Texas Conf., 1997 

ARMSTRONG. EDWARD PORTER 1 . R Wilson 1958 . . 1958 . . 1961 29 

Hay St.: Assoc. 1955; Waccamaw, 1958; Union Chapel, 1962; Fremont, 1964; Riverside, 1968; Riverdale, 1969; Pamlico Parish: Associate, 
1976; Retired, 1987 

ARMSTRONG, RALPH MARTIN E Fayetteville 1980 . . 1980 . . 1983 17 

Macon, 1979; GR: Jarvis Memorial,Assoc., 1982; Evansdale-Black Creek, 1986; Hookerton,1988; Dover-Clarks, 1994 

AUMAN, JAMES ALBERT 1 . R Elizabeth City 1947 . . 1952 . . 1954 41 

Stem, 1947; Four Oaks, 1947; Fayetteville Circuit, 1951; Camp Ground 1954; Hertford 1956; Garner, 1961; Association of Methodist 
Colleges, Raleigh, 1964; Highland, 1969; Jacksonville: Trinity, 1972; Wilmington District Superintendent, 1975; Henderson: First, 1981; 
Graham: First, 1984; Retired, 1988 

AYCOCK, JOHNNIE DOLPHUS R Elizabeth City 1947 . . 1947 . . 1949 41 

Rocky Mount: First, Assoc. & Ed. Director, 1948; Scotland Neck, 1949; Lumberton Circuit, 1953; Ellerbe,1957; Saxapahaw, 1960; West 
End,1964; Wilson:Winstead, 1968; Snow HilhCalvary, 1973; Havelock:First, 1975; Warsaw,1977; Fremont,1981; Maxton:St.Paul,1985; 
Retired,1988 

AYDLETT, WILBUR CHRISTOPHER, JR E Fayetteville 1989 . . 1989 . . 1992 8 

Wilmington: Epworth, 1982; Butner: Community, 1986; Roxboro: Longhurst, 1990;HawkinsTabor,1993 

BAILEY, JAMES EDWARD 4 . E Fayetteville 1989 . . 1989 . . 1993 8 

Centenary:Harrells,1985; Harrells-Westview,1986; Stem-Bullock's, 1988; Hamlet;Fellowship,1991; Norlina,1996. 

BAILEY, JAMES HERBERT 5 . E Wilson 1958 . . 1958 . . 1960 39 

SC Conf.(LP), 1953; WNC Conf.(LP), 1955; Elm City, 1956; West Nash, 1961; Weldon, 1965; Chestnut St., 1968; Greenville: Jarvis 
Memorial, 1984, Wilmington District Superintendent, 1984; Cary: White Plains, 1987; Wilson: First, 1990; RA:Highland, 1994 

BAKER, GERALD KEVIN 1.5 . E Fayetteville 1995 . . 1995 . . 1997 2 

Creswell, 1194; DU:Fayetteville Rd., Assoc, 1997 

BAKER, MILLARD RANDALL R Knoxville, TN 1953 . . 1955 . . 1957 40 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1956; Glendon, 1956; Haw River, 1957; Pittsboro, 1960; West Burlington, 1968; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1974; 
Iton: Wesley Memorial, 1978; Kinston: Queen St., 1982; Elizabeth City District Superintendent, 1987;Retired,1993 



Pastoral Records 304 















Appointment 


LP 












Yrs Not 


Appointment 


Present 


First 


When 


Ordained 


Ordained 


Including 


Years 


Relation 


Admitted 


Admitted 


Deacon 


Elder 


LP Yrs 



BALDRIDGE, ROBERT LEE 3 . R Greenville 1956 . . 1957 . . 1959 41 

Red OaksYorks Chapel, 1956; PinetopsConetoe, 1959; Glenwooi), 1964; Conway, 1965; MaceiJonia, 1968; Salem, 1973; Coordinator, 
Leadership and Development and Adult Work, Conference Council on Ministries, 1974; Wilm: Grace, 1980; Assoc. Dir. Conf. COM, 1983; 
Goldsboro: St. Paul, 1985; Rockingham District Superintendent, 1989;Ex.Dir.,CC0M,1993; Retired, 1997 

SAME, ROBERT LEE R Rocky Mount 1943 . . 1943 . . 1945 40 

West Halifax, 1943; Pikeville, 1947; La Grange, 1951; Southern Pines, 1954; Fifth Avenue, 1959; Hertford: First, 1964; Tarboro: St. 
James, 1968; Roxboro:Long Memorial, 1973; Raleigh:Millbrook, 1977; Retired, 1983 

BANKS, DAVID ARNOLD 1 . E Favettevilla 1985 . . 1985 . . 1987 12 

Morehead City: St. Peter's |LP), 1984; Morehead City: St. Peter's, 1985 

BARBER, MORRIS LEE 4 . R Ohio 1967 . . 1967 . . 1969 29 

Trans, from Ohio Conf.,1967;PlBasant Green,1967;BanksGrove Hill,1969;Bahama:Mt.Bethei,1973; BrooksdaleBrookland,1977; Pleasant 
Hill, 1982; Roanoke, 1986; Pinebluff, 1988; Princeton, 1992;SpringLebanonGarysburg,1993; Retired, 1996. 

BARBER, WILSON EDWARD DL ... Chapel Hill 1969 . . 1969 . . 1974 28 

WI:Grace,Assoc.,1969; Raleigh:Franklin,1971; Mt.Zion,1973; Erwin,1975; Favetteville:St.Andrews,1979; Kitty Hawk,1983; Rocky 
Mt.:Englewood,1987; WI:Grace,1988; Laurinburg:St.Luke,1990; Siler City:First,1992; Disability Leave,7/1/94. 

BARBOUR, BERRY OTHA 8 . E Fayetteville 1974 . . 1969 . . 1977 23 

Wesley Memorial, 1966; Cotton, 1968; Hoke Ct., 1969; Kipling, 1972: Gatesville, 1977; Durham: St. Paul, 1981;Raleigh:St.James,1986; 
Aberdeen: Page Memorial, 1987; Approved Evangelist, 1989, Hamlet: First, 1991; Whiteville, 1995 

BARFIELD, WARREN CLARK E . . . . Favetteville 1973 . . 1973 . . 1976 ....... 24 

WhWesley Mem.,Assoc.,1975; JerusalemBethel,1977; Saxapahaw,l979; Walnut Grove,1984; Sharon,1986; Glendon,1987; Pink Hill- 
Beaulaville,1996. 

BARRETT, TROY JAMES R Henderson 1946 . . 1946 . . 1948 40 

Dir. of Youth Work & State Dir. of Student Work, Durham, 1946; Broadway, 1949; Methodist Home for Children, 1952; Zebulon-Wendell, 
1954; Zebulon, 1955; Wesley Memorial: Warrenton, 1959; Cary: First, 1964; New Bern: Centenary, 1969; Jarvis Memorial, 1970; Durham: 
Epworth, 1974; Laurinburg: First, 1977; Smithfield: Centenary, 981; Lillington, 1984. Retired, 1986; Raleigh: Avent Ferry, Assoc.,(RM) 1989 

BASS, WALTON NEEDHAM R Durham 1953 . . 1953 . . 1953 18 

Rougemont ISuppIv), 1951; WoodingtonWebb, 1953; Beech Grove, 1956; Trenton, 1959; Norman 1963; Cary: White Plains, 1966; Durham: 
Wellons Village, 1967; Sabbatical Leave, 1969; Supernumerary, 1970; Honorable Location, 1977; Readmitted into FC & retired, 1985 

BAUMAN, ROBERT JEFFERY E Fayetteville 1991 . . 1991 . . 1994 6 

WhWesley Mem.,Assoc.,|IS), 1987-88; Appt.to Att.Sch.(PM), 1991; Swansboro,Assoc.,1992; Wilmington: Sunset Park, 1994 

BEANE, KENNETH EUGENE R Wilmington 1951 . . 1951 . . 1951 39 

Air Force Chaplain, Lake Charles, LA, 1952; London, England, 1953; Maxton: St. Pauls, 1954; Air Force Chaplain, Duluth, MN., 1955; 
Swepsonville, 1958; LJ.S. Air Force Chaplain, 1960-1972; Retired from USAF, 1972; Sabbatical Leave, 1973; Fayetteville, Hay Street 
Assoc, 1974; Leave of Absence, 1975; Parkton, 1978; Sabbatical 1985; Parkton,1986; Leave of Absence, 1992;Parkton,1993; Chaplain.US 
Army (Retired), 1994; Retired, 1995 

BEDSWORTH, ELLIS JENNINGS R Fayetteville 1955 . . 1955 . . 1958 36 

Vanceboro Circuit, 1956; Beech Grove, 1959; La Grange, 1961; New Bern: Trinity, 1967; Bethel, 1973; Plymouth, 1986, Retired, 1991; 
Marshallbert-Smyrna (RM), 1994 

BEESON, GILBERT WARD, JR E Durham 1961 . . 1961 . . 1963 36 

Culbreth Memorial, 1963; Chaplain, USAF, 1969, Fam. Life Specialist, Fay.Fam. Life Ctr., 1989; Cotton, 1989-93 

BELCHER, CARL DEAN 3 . E .... Fayetteville 1990 . . 1990 . . 1993 7 

St.Luke's,11in987;New Sharon,3/in990 

BELL, JAMES DOUGLAS E Fayetteville 1980 . . 1980 . . 1983 17 

Rockv Mt:First, Assoc, 1982; Enfield-Eden, 1985; Benson, 1990; Hampstead, 1996. 

BENFIELD, JACK MONROE 6 . E Burlington 1964 . . 1966 . . 1968 33 

Harper's , 1956; Wesley Chapel, 1957; Franklin: Trinity, 1959; Spring Hill, 1961; Vance, 1963; Garner, 1972; Kenansville Circuit, 1973; 
Fremont, 1976; Apex, 1981; Zebulon, 1987; Kinston: Westminster, 1994 

BENSON, ANN GILES E Fayetteville 1992 . . 1992 . . 1995 5 

Clinton Circuit, 1992; North Gates, 1993; Robersonville, 1996; Roberdell, 1997 

BENSON, DAVID CLARK E Durham 1986 . . 1986 . . 1991 11 

Attended SchooL1986; Rockv Mt.:First,Assoc.,1987; Evansdale-Black Cr.,1988; Evansdale,1990; Northampton, 1992; Benson,1996. 

BERGLAND, JOHN KENNETH R W. OH 1950 . . 1950 . . 1955 40 

Transferred from West Ohio, 1976; Prof. Duke Div. School, 1976; Ral: Exec. V.P. Meth. Foundation Inc., 1983; Fayetteville: Haymount, 
1985; Retired, 1995 

BERGLAND, ROBERT ERIC E Fayetteville 1980 . . 1980 . . 1984 17 

Henderson: City Road, 1979; Bahama: Mount Bethel, 1983; Clinton: Grace, 1988, Elizabethtown:Trinity, 1991 

BEST, NANCY RUTH E Fayetteville 1974 . . 1974 . . 1977 23 

Lebanon, 1974; Harrellsville, 1976; Fayetteville: Wesley Heights, 1978; Belgrade-Tabernacle, 1980; Four Oaks, 1983;Appointed to Attend 
Sch., 1986. Chaplain, Duke Med.Ctr., 1989; Chaplain, Durham Reg.Hosp., Jan., 1991 

BIDEAUX, RENE ORVILLE R Fayetteville 1955 . . 1956 . . 1958 23 

Sandhill Circuit, 1955; Missionary to Costa Rica, 1959; Transferred to New England Conf., 1965; Transferred from So. New England Conf., 
1980; Dir., Hinton Rural Life Ctr., 1980; Assoc Gen.Sec, Gen.Brd.of Glob.Min.,Nat.Oiv., 1981; Chapel Hill: Orange, 1988; Retired 12/31/93 

BINGHAM, WILLIAM ALLEN E Fayetteville 1990 . . 1990 . . 1994 7 

Appt. to Attend Sch., 1990; Rehoboth-Harris Chapel 1991; Swansboro, Asso, 1995 

BISSETTE, LESTER CEFARE 4 . R Wilmington 1959 . . 1959 . . 1961 36 

Battleboro, 1955; Richlands Circuit, 1956; Pasguotank, 1957; Belhaven, 1959; Browning-Smith, 1961; Lovejoy-Macedonia, 1964; Pleasant 
Hill 1965; Cumberland, 1974; Pine Bluff, 1975; Rockingham: Pee Dee, 1981; Spring Hill 1984; Ebenezer,1993; Retired, 1995 

BIZZELL, HENRY ARTHUR, JR 75 . R Wilmington 1951 . . 1951 . . 1953 40 

Waccamaw Circuit, 1