2021 Agenda

Agenda for the 2021 Annual Conference
As with any annual conference, we may run ahead or behind schedule depending on the amount of time required for holy conferencing related to submitted recommendations. Consequently, some actions may take place at a time other than listed below. We encourage all annual conference members to be ready throughout our conference session. Each recommendation can be viewed online in the Book of Reports by clicking here.

  Sunday, June 6  
Start Time Agenda Item Speaker
2:00 PM Opening Video Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Welcome & Call to Order Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Opening Worship  
3:15 PM Voting Practice Bishop Gregory Palmer
3:25 PM Organizing Motions (vote will be split between lay & clergy to determine attendance) Rev. Amy Haines
  Conference Nominations Report & Vote Rev. Laura Bensman
3:45 PM Laity Session Shannon Spencer & Mitchell Harper
4:45 PM Cabinet Address Rev. Barry Burns
  Laity Address Shannon Spencer & Mitchell Harper
5:05 PM Episcopal Address, Part 2 Bishop Gregory Palmer
5:35 PM Break  
6:00 PM Call to Order Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Recommendation #1: Council on Finance and Administration Recommendations Calendar Year 2022 Rev. Paula Stewart
  Recommendation #2: 2022 Recommendation Commission on Equitable Compensation Rev. Kurtis King
7:00 PM Bishop's Closing Remarks & Adjourn for the Day Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Monday, June 7  
Start Time Agenda Item Speaker
8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Worship Bishop Gregory Palmer
9:45 AM Call To Order Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Annual Conference Secretary Election Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Board of Trustees Report Marlen Yost
  Recognition of Leadership Transitions Bishop Gregory Palmer
10:45 AM Board of Pensions & Health Benefits Report Rev. Anna Guillozet
  Recommendation #3: 2022 Board of Pensions and Health Benefits Rev. Anna Guillozet
11:50 AM Lunch Break  
12:45 PM Call to Order Bishop Gregory Palmer
 1:30 PM Recommendation #4: Delegation Resolution Re: Christmas Covenant Rev. Roger Grace
  Anti-Racism Taskforce Report Rev. Karen Cook, Kate Warren, Rev. Fulgence Nyengele
1:40 PM Break  
1:50 PM Call to Order Bishop Gregory Palmer
  Recommendation #5: Loved as the Image of God Rev. Lori Reiber
  Recommendation #6: Call to West Ohio Annual Conference to Recognize and Validate Persons' Calls to Ordination Without Prejudice Toward Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Rev. David Meredith
  Closing Motions Rev. Amy Haines
  2022 Annual Conference Announcement Bishop Gregory Palmer
  2023 Annual Conference Motion/Vote Bishop Gregory Palmer, Rev. Jim Wilson
4:20 PM Fixing of Appointments Bishop Gregory Palmer
4:35 PM Closing Blessing Mitchell Harper
4:40 PM Closing Worship - Adjournment at Conclusion  


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