In May of 2016, 864 delegates from around the world will meet to consider legislation that will shape the direction of The United Methodist Church for the next four years. Any organization, clergy or lay member of the church may submit a petition for consideration. The Rev. Gary Graves is the man behind the scenes who is in charge of compiling the approximately 1,000 petitions that come in.
The General Conference Petition Secretary works closely with the tech departments of United Methodist Communications and The United Methodist Publishing House to maintain a database of petitions online.
Follow all the information about General Conference 2016. View a series of videos profiling all the members of the Commission on General Conference.
This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.
This video was originally posted November 25, 2015.