Members of the press are invited to attend the closing worship experience and the press conference in person or via a live stream at umcnext.com. Questions for a panel of leaders may be submitted through the website during the live stream. Individual interview requests of panelists must be arranged in advance.
More than 600 United Methodist leaders from across the United States have been meeting for three days at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection to explore the future of the denomination.
The press conference will begin at 1 pm in the Foundry Hall (Building B) on The Church of the Resurrection Leawood campus, 5001 W. 137th Street, Leawood, Kansas.
UMC Next Convening Team
Tom Berlin, Floris UMC
Michael Bowie, St. Luke’s UMC, Dallas
Lonnie Chafin, Northern Illinois Annual Conference
Stan Copeland, Lover’s Lane UMC
Katie Dawson, Immanuel UMC
DJ del Rosario, Bothel UMC
Junius Dotson, Discipleship Ministries
Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, Foundry UMC
Adam Hamilton, Church of the Resurrection
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, North Georgia Annual Conference
Jan Lawrence, Reconciling Ministries Network
Pat Luna, Point Washington UMC
Bishop Mike McKee, North Texas Annual Conference
Jasmine Smothers, Atlanta – First UMC
Cynthia Weems, Florida Annual Conference