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The business of General Conference: Dakotas delegation’s webinar summary

By: Doreen Gosmire, director of communications, Dakotas UMC

In a few days, United Methodists from across the globe will meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, for General Conference. The Dakotas Conference delegation will join 860 other delegates elected from around the world to set policy and direction for the church, as well as handle other important business.

In preparation for General Conference 2024, the Dakotas Conference delegation—Beata Ferris, Kara Heagel, Rev. Sara Nelson, and Rev. Rebecca Trefz, held webinars to share information and answer questions. Here are direct links to recordings of the webinars on April 4 and April 7. When you access the recordings, look at the summary statement to see time stamps for the questions and responses. 


Access the questions and responses summary document.  ( It has come to our attention that the General Conference Q&A document highlighting the mission and ministry of our delegation, originally published on April 8, 2024, was infiltrated, and altered. This document has been replaced with the official document and it is available for viewing. If you had downloaded the resource earlier, we encourage you to download it again. Read the statement from Bishop Lanette Plambeck. ) 
Access the Power Point slides.
View Bishop Lanette Plambeck's welcome video.
View a video about how General Conference works.
View a video about the Regionalization legislation
Access legistion in the Advanced Daily Advocate.


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