Profiles from people who have offered themselves for election as delegates to the 2020 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference are available to be downloaded from a page on the Great Plains Conference website.
The profiles are broken out for clergy and laity, and each can be viewed either individually or can be downloaded as a single document to make printing easier.
Each profile contains demographic information for the person and includes their answers to questions pertinent to the conference and denomination.
In all, 37 clergy and 44 lay persons have offered themselves up for election as delegates. Both are increases from the 32 clergy and 27 laity contending for the 2016 General Conference.
Clergy members at annual conference this year will elect seven delegates to the General Conference, seven delegates to the Jurisdictional conference and three alternates. Lay members will elect the same number of laity in their selections, separate from clergy.
Among the clergy candidates:
For the laity candidates:
All clergy will be issued a four-digit number as their identification for voting machines used during the annual conference session May 29 to June 1 at the Expocentre in Topeka. All declared lay members will be issued a three-digit number for identification in the election, with others added to the digital ballot via a write-in procedure that will be explained toward the beginning of the annual conference session.