United Methodism

Application process open for General Conference 2020 marshals and pages

Marlene Fenstermacher, serving as a marshal at the 2019 special session of The United Methodist General Conference, scans in delegate Vargas Umba from North Katanga to the plenary floor. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.
Marlene Fenstermacher, serving as a marshall at the 2019 special session of The United Methodist General Conference, scans in delegate Vargas Umba from North Katanga to the plenary floor. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

United Methodists may apply online to serve as volunteer marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Approximately 175 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference.

Marshals are responsible for assisting visitors and special guests in the visitor and reserved seating galleries, checking credentials to make sure that only authorized persons are admitted to the bar of the conference or that of legislative committees, and other duties as assigned.

Pages assist delegates, secretarial staff, bishops, members of the Judicial Council and official visitors. They also distribute approved materials and deliver printed information.

Marshals and pages are responsible for their expenses (travel, food, lodging, etc.). Those interested should submit an online application before the deadline of July 31. Preference will be given to applicants who can serve throughout the entire conference.

If you have additional questions, contact David Atkinson at GC2020@colliervilleumc.org.