Delegates and others from Memphis Conference attended pre-General Conference News Briefing
LEFT: Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly, resident bishop for the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, welcomed attendees from around the world to Nashville, Tennessee. ABOVE: Among those from the Memphis Conference in attendance were, from left, Rev. Autura Eason-Williams, Dr. Rob Martin and David R. Reed. (Photos by Lane Gardner Camp).
Clergy and laity from the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church attended the pre-General Conference News Briefing Jan. 23-24 in Nashville, Tennessee, in preparation for the 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The briefing, hosted by United Methodist News at the Omni Hotel, was designed to help delegates, communicators, agency and annual conference staff and other interested parties prepare for the denomination's legislative body when it meets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 5-15, 2020.
Attendees heard from knowledgeable speakers about logistics and issues that will come before the global gathering of United Methodists.
Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly, resident bishop for the Nashville Episcopal Area that includes the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, welcomed attendees from around the world.
In addition to Bishop McAlilly, others in attendance from the Memphis Conference were:
- Rev. Autura Eason-Williams, Capleville United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN - first clergy delegate
- Dr. Rob Martin, Purchase District Superintendent, Kirksey, KY - second clergy delegate
- Dr. Cynthia D. Davis, Mississippi River District Superintendent, Alamo, TN - first clergy alternate delegate
- David R. Reed, Martin First United Methodist Church, Martin, TN - first lay delegate
- Frank Holbrook, Martin First United Methodist Church, Martin, TN - second lay delegate
- Rev. David Atkinson, lead pastor of Collierville United Methodist Church, Collierville, TN – coordinator of pages and marshals for General Conference 2020
- Lane Gardner Camp, director of communications
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