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Tuesday, June 4
 

1:00pm

New Clergy Orientation
On Wednesday, June 5thwe will hold the New Clergy Orientation at Legacy United Methodist Church where you will be provided with essential and valuable information for a successful start of your ministry in the Dakotas. The orientation training will go from Tuesday 1pm-5:30pm and resume Wednesday from 8:30am-Noon. Though the event is meant to be equal parts educational and inspirational, it is an essential opportunity for you to not only connect with each other but also with Conference staff and leadership. These individuals will be here to support you throughout your ministry by answering questions, providing training and tools, or to simply offer our prayers and encouragement that you are not alone in ministry.

Moderators
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director
avatar for Susan Punt

Susan Punt

Administrative Assistant for Conference Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

5:30pm

Seminary Student Retreat
Bishop Bruce Ough has set aside time in his schedule to be a part of our time together, and we will also offer team-building activities, as well as a chance to ask questions about Annual Conference, Commissioning, Ordination, etc. We encourage you to take time at this year’s Seminarians Retreat to be together as we begin to build relationships that will last throughout our vocational lives. We will begin by eating supper with the New Clergy group at Legacy UMC in Bismarck at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 4. The Seminarians Retreat will continue that evening following supper at Legacy. We will come back together Wednesday, June 5, in the morning, and the retreat will conclude at lunchtime that day.

Moderators
avatar for Beata Ferris

Beata Ferris

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Marketing and Outreach Project Coordinator, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Melissa Gall

Melissa Gall

Pastor, Milbank Parview UMC

 
Wednesday, June 5
 

7:00am

Health Screening
Health checks will be held from 7:00-9:30am on Wednesday, June 5, and from 6:00-9:00 am on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7.  All Health Checks will be held in Prairie Rose 101 of the Bismarck Event Center. You will be sent an e-mail to sign up.  Contact: Leana Stunes

Moderators
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wednesday June 5, 2019 7:00am - 9:30am
Prairie Rose 101 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:00am

Board of Ministry Meeting
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102 of the Bismarck Event Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Reinhiller

Valerie Reinhiller

Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102. 


Wednesday June 5, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:30am

New Clergy Orientation
On Wednesday, June 5thwe will hold the New Clergy Orientation at Legacy United Methodist Church where you will be provided with essential and valuable information for a successful start of your ministry in the Dakotas. The orientation training will go from Tuesday 1pm-5:30pm and resume Wednesday from 8:30am-Noon. Though the event is meant to be equal parts educational and inspirational, it is an essential opportunity for you to not only connect with each other but also with Conference staff and leadership. These individuals will be here to support you throughout your ministry by answering questions, providing training and tools, or to simply offer our prayers and encouragement that you are not alone in ministry.


Moderators
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director

9:00am

Cabinet Meeting
The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00am in Prairie Rose Room 103 of the Bismarck Event Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Spahr

Roger Spahr

Southeast District Superintendent, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Roger Spahr serves as the Southeast District superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously was the lead pastor at Cornerstone Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Roger is a native of Milbank, South Dakota and has a passion for leadership and discipleship.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie Room 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

9:00am

Seminary Student Retreat With Young Adults (continued from Tuesday)
Bishop Bruce Ough has set aside time in his schedule to be a part of our time together, and we will also offer team-building activities, as well as a chance to ask questions about Annual Conference, Commissioning, Ordination, etc. We encourage you to take time at this year’s Seminarians Retreat to be together as we begin to build relationships that will last throughout our vocational lives. We will begin by eating supper with the New Clergy group at Legacy UMC in Bismarck at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 4. The Seminarians Retreat will continue that evening following supper at Legacy. We will come back together Wednesday, June 5, in the morning, and the retreat will conclude at lunchtime that day.

Moderators
avatar for Beata Ferris

Beata Ferris

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Marketing and Outreach Project Coordinator, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Melissa Gall

Melissa Gall

Pastor, Milbank Parview UMC

9:30am

Archives & History Pre-Conference Meeting
The Commission on Archives and History will meet on Wednesday, June 5,  2019 at 9:30am in Prairie Rose Room 104 of the Bismarck Convention Center. 

Speakers
avatar for Duane Coates

Duane Coates

Pastor, Hettinger UMC


Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

10:00am

Registration OPEN
Registration is open 10:00am Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and is located in the first floor hallway of the Bismarck Event Center. 

Moderators
avatar for Dana Bassett

Dana Bassett

Accounting Clerk, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for JoAnn Schlimgen

JoAnn Schlimgen

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:00am - 7:00pm
First Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:00pm

Historical Society Luncheon
The Dakotas Conference Historical Society will meet at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Prairie Rose 106 at the Bismarck Event Center. The life and witness of Bishop Rueben Job - reflections by Bishop Bruce  R. Ough, Wednesday, June 5, 12 p.m., presented by the Dakotas United Methodist Historical Society.  Bishop Ough and Bishop Job both grew up in North Dakota.  They worked together on the Dakotas Area Program Staff and in Iowa when Bishop Ough served as Council Director for the Iowa Annual Conference. More information about Bishop Job is here.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry

President, Dakotas United Methodist Historical Society
Chair, Dakotas Conference Historical Society

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Prairie Rose 106 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:00pm

CCYM
The Conference Council of Youth Ministries (CCYM) will meet from 1:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel. Snacks will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Lathrop

Jeff Lathrop

Pastor, Grand Forks Wesley

Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ramkota Hotel Bismarck 800 S 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #1 - Reach! Replay - Revitalizing the Rural Church
Reach! Replay - Revitalizing the Rural Church – presented by Pastors Cory Thrall and Marty Martens. A conversation about rural ministry.  This fun, interactive workshop will get creative juices flowing.  Dive into the culture of rural faith communities and how a solid vision will move you toward a “love first” church.  Explore ways the rural church can create changes to Sunday worship, technology, and children’s and youth ministry, while addressing challenges that will arise in the midst of those changes.  Leave the workshop empowered to go into your rural faith communities and be agents of change for the kingdom of God.”

Speakers
avatar for Cory Thrall

Cory Thrall

Site Pastor, Bismarck Legacy
Rev. Cory Thrall is the senior pastor of the Missouri Valley Parish (MVP), which includes Turtle Lake UMC, Washburn UMC, Center UMC, Salem UMC in Hazen, and Peace UMC in Beulah, North Dakota. Cory has been in ministry for more than 20 years. Cory’s experience in transforming rural... Read More →
avatar for Jason Martens

Jason Martens

Pastor, Salem Unite
Rev. Jason “Marty” Martens is pastor at Unite Church in Salem, South Dakota, where he has grown the rural church from 30 to 110 in average weekly worship attendance. Before his time there, Jason was a youth pastor in rural Minnesota. There, he developed a youth ministry that went... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #2 - New Worship Styles to Reach New People
New Worship Styles to Reach New People – presented by Dakotas pastors and lay leaders. Worship is still one of the primary ways people will encounter your church.  But reaching NEW people often requires new approaches to worship.  This workshop will include panelists who are doing worship in new and innovate ways to Dare to Reach and will inspire you to think creatively about how your church might do the same.

Moderators
avatar for Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson

Pastor, Sioux Falls First UMC
avatar for Matt Morrison

Matt Morrison

Pastor, Sioux Falls Asbury UMC

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Reinhiller

Valerie Reinhiller

Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102. 
avatar for Holly Sortland

Holly Sortland

Pastor, Rapid City Open Heart UMC
avatar for Ross Reinhiller

Ross Reinhiller

Pastor, Williston Faith UMC


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #3 - Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism
Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism – presented by Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, District Superintendent, Minnesota Conference. As a former missionary, Fred understands what it means to Dare to Reach. In this workshop, he'll cover the basics of what it means to share your faith as an act of Loving Boldly. What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #4 - Missional Living
Missional Living – presented by Gina Mueller, regional director, 3dMovements. Learn about specific strategies to increase missional engagement in your congregation.  Discover how to move your congregation to have greater influence in your community. Move towards a greater heart for the least, last, and lost. Train everyday people to become effective at reaching their neighbors, friends, and co-workers with the good news. Participants will look at the specific strategy Jesus gave us to imitate and walk away with tools to apply immediately.  

Speakers
avatar for Gina Mueller

Gina Mueller

3DM National Board Chair, 3D Movement


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

2:00pm

Church Planter Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Ben Ingebretson

Ben Ingebretson

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Director New Church Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Prairie Rose 106 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:00pm

BREAK
Enjoy a break from the workshops. Coffee and Water will be served in the 2nd Floor Hallway of the Bismarck Event Center.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
2nd Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #3 - Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism
Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism – presented by Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, District Superintendent, Minnesota Conference. As a former missionary, Fred understands what it means to Dare to Reach. In this workshop, he'll cover the basics of what it means to share your faith as an act of Loving Boldly. What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Room 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #4 - Missional Living
Missional Living – presented by Gina Mueller, regional director, 3dMovements. Learn about specific strategies to increase missional engagement in your congregation.  Discover how to move your congregation to have greater influence in your community. Move towards a greater heart for the least, last, and lost. Train everyday people to become effective at reaching their neighbors, friends, and co-workers with the good news. Participants will look at the specific strategy Jesus gave us to imitate and walk away with tools to apply immediately.  

Speakers
avatar for Gina Mueller

Gina Mueller

3DM National Board Chair, 3D Movement


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #5 - The Power of Breakthrough Prayer
The Power of Breakthrough Prayer – presented by Dakotas Conference Breakthrough Prayer leaders. “The open flood gate of a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative recalibrates stagnation into a movement,” from Sue Nilson Kibbey’s book, “Flood Gates – Holy Momentum for a Fearless Church.”  Starting with Nilson Kibbey’s teaching at the 2013 Annual Conference and subsequent Breakthrough Prayer Training events, churches throughout the Dakotas Conference have felt the rush of the Holy Spirit as they began asking God to breakthrough in powerful ways in their churches and lives. This workshop will give attendees a taste of information and ideas, as well as, an invitation to further training and equipping on how to begin a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Trefz

Rebecca Trefz

Executive Director of Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
avatar for Jane Hincks

Jane Hincks

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #6 - Reaching the Next Generation
Reaching the next generation – presented by Stephanie Caro and Dakotas Conference pastors and lay leadership. Daring to Reach the next generation requires boldness, as well as creativity and innovation.  Stephanie Caro from Ministry Architects, who leads the Dakotas Conference Children’s and Youth Ministry cohort, will facilitate a panel discussion of leaders from throughout the Conference who are reaching and discipling children and youth in unique and effective ways.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Caro

Stephanie Caro

Senior Consultant, Ministry Architects
Senior Consultant with Youth Ministry Architects


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

4:45pm

First Time Attendee Reception
Anyone who is new or would like to learn a little bit more about the ins and outs of Annual Conference, please come and join this event.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Braun

Kay Braun

Laity, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:45pm - 8:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

4:45pm

DINNER BREAK
Dinner on your own.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:45pm - 11:30pm

5:30pm

Elisha Orientation with Dinner
Elisha and Samuel interns will gather at McCabe UMC for supper and an orientation to the Elisha Program.

Moderators
Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
McCabe UMC - Library 1030 N 6th St, Bismarck, ND 58501

5:30pm

Higher Ground Dinner
New members and the advisory council will be meeting at Peacock Alley at 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 5, for supper and an introduction to the Higher Ground program.


Moderators
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director
avatar for Amber Laffey

Amber Laffey

Higher Ground Program Assistant, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peacock Alley 422 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

5:30pm

Youth Cohort Dinner
Youth Ministry Cohort Graduation of the Class of 2018/19 and the Celebration and Welcome of the incoming 2019/20 Cohort! Led and hosted by Steph Caro and our Leadership Development Staff.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Caro

Stephanie Caro

Senior Consultant, Ministry Architects
Senior Consultant with Youth Ministry Architects
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director

Speakers
avatar for Susan Punt

Susan Punt

Administrative Assistant for Conference Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
McCabe UMC, Hall 1030 N 6th St, Bismarck, ND 58501

5:30pm

Developing Missional Leaders Link
Due to the numerous time commitments of attendees, this meeting has been cancelled.
Please direct your questions and/or concerns to Beata Ferris. 

Speakers
avatar for Beata Ferris

Beata Ferris

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Camp and Retreat Marketing and Outreach Project Coordinator, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
McCabe UMC, Upstairs 1030 N 6th St, Bismarck, ND 58501

5:30pm

Missional Impact Link Dinner
Earthkeepers—presented by Jo Flesner, Wednesday June 5, 2019, sponsored by the  EarthKeeper Movement of the General Board of Global Ministries. Earthkeepers equip United Methodist laity and clergy to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their communities. Participates will: Feel a deep sense of God’s call to care for the environment, recognize the urgency of the environmental crisis, and are ready to take bold action.  Deepen theological resources to support the development or growth of an environmental project or initiative in churches and communities.  Join the broader community of United Methodists who are engaged in environmental ministries and have some previous experience with environmental issues and ministry.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Trefz

Rebecca Trefz

Executive Director of Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
McCabe UMC 1030 North 6th Street Bismarck, ND 58501

7:30pm

Ice-Cream Social hosted by Younger & Newer Clergy
An ice cream social will be hosted by the Dakotas Younger and Newer Clergy at Hillside Park. Families and friends are welcome. Questions can be directed to Karl Kroger and Kori Lehrkamp.


Speakers
avatar for Karl Kroger

Karl Kroger

Pastor, Piedmont Grace UMC


 
Thursday, June 6
 

6:00am

Health Screening
Health checks will be held from 7:00-9:30am on Wednesday, June 5, and from 6:00-9:00 am on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7.  All Health Checks will be held in Prairie Rose 101 of the Bismarck Event Center. You will be sent an e-mail to sign up.  Contact: Leana Stunes

Moderators
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Thursday June 6, 2019 6:00am - 9:00am
Prairie Rose 101 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

6:30am

Health Presentation with Breakfast
Compassion Fatigue — presented by Theresa Porter, Optum-EAP, Thursday, June 6, 2019, one hour
For many of us our day to day jobs are not only physically exhausting but mentally exhausting. The class will guide you through what compassion fatigue is, the sign and symptoms and real-life strategies to combat your everyday lives. Program highlights include: What is compassion fatigue? How do you recognize if you have the signs and symptoms? Signs and symptoms? The difference between compassion fatigue and burnout.

Moderators
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Porter

Theresa Porter

Theresa Porter MSW, LICSW is one of our clinical experts who employs a solution-focused and strength-based approach in her treatment process. She has been active in the social work field since 1991, providing expert counseling to both the public and private sectors. Trained to provide... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

7:00am

Laity Breakfast
Join other lay members from across the Dakotas for a time of fellowship over breakfast in Prairie Rose 106 at 7:00am on Thursday, June 6.



Speakers
avatar for Myrna Hill

Myrna Hill

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Jane Hincks

Jane Hincks

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Thursday June 6, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Prairie Rose 106 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

7:00am

Registration OPEN
Registration is open 7:00am on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and is located in the first floor hallway of the Bismarck Event Center.

Moderators
avatar for Dana Bassett

Dana Bassett

Accounting Clerk, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for JoAnn Schlimgen

JoAnn Schlimgen

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Thursday June 6, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
First Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:00am

Clergy Session
All clergy will meet for the 26th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Reinhiller

Valerie Reinhiller

Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102. 
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Prairie Rose Rooms 102-105

8:30am

Laity Session
All laity will meet for the 26th Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference.

Living the Ways of Jesus – presented by Gina Mueller, regional director, 3dMovements. This session will start with what it means to grow a Jesus-shaped life of Up-In-Out. The presenter will give additional focus to OUT, helping attendees understand and unpack a key strategy - People of Peace. You will hear stories and learn steps to take in your own neighborhoods and relationships to make disciples for Jesus.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Mueller

Gina Mueller

3DM National Board Chair, 3D Movement
avatar for Myrna Hill

Myrna Hill

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Jane Hincks

Jane Hincks

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Thursday June 6, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

10:30am

BREAK
Thursday June 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Opening Worship (Baptismal Rememberance)
Opening worship for the 26th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will begin at 11am by remembering our baptism and hearing what we've accomplished this year. Bishop Ough will present the episcopal address.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
There will be buffets set up in the upstairs hallway for the special lunch events upstairs and in Hall C downstairs for the other lunches and lunch & learn events that are happening downstairs.
Hall C is also set up for lunch for all those who have not registered for any specific events.
For special dietary needs such as gluten free or vegetarian, please check in with the server.


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Asbury Seminary Lunch
Asbury Theological Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in Prairie Rose 106 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers
avatar for Kermit Culver

Kermit Culver

Northwest District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
Rev. Kermit Culver serves as the the Northwest District Superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously served churches in Stickney and Rapid City, South Dakota; was campus pastor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota; and spent two decades at Legacy ... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 106 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Clergy Spouse Lunch
Clergy spouses will gather at 12:30pm for a lunch with Char Ough in Prairie Rose 102 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Extension Ministry Lunch
Those in Extension Ministry will gather for a special lunch and fellowship.

Moderators
avatar for Sheilah Kyburz

Sheilah Kyburz

Bishop's Assistant Dakotas-Minnesota Area, United Methodist Church

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary Lunch
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in Prairie Rose 105 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Nichols

Shane Nichols

Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: A Legacy of Giving
A legacy of giving – presented by Sheri Meister, executive director, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation, Thursday, June 6 only.  Explore how legacy giving (or planned giving) is a way to support your local church and ministries near and dear to your heart.  Ideas shared will enable individuals to make more significant gifts than they thought they could make from ordinary income.  Well thought out planned gifts, when administrated appropriately, not only benefit ministries but often provide a life-long income to the donors.  This workshop will look at ways estate planning encourages opportunities for giving beyond the offering plate.

Moderators
avatar for Sheri Meister

Sheri Meister

President, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation
Sheri serves as the Executive Director for the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation.
avatar for Diane Weller

Diane Weller

Donor Relations and Development Coordinator, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Social Media for Churches
Social media for churches – presented by United Methodist Communications staff, Thursday, June 6 only. Social media is everywhere these days. Shouldn’t the church be there too? Learn the basics of using social media for ministry.  Take a look at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat as a tool for ministry. Learn the best practices for social media.  Get on the right track to engaging with members and reaching new people.  

Speakers
avatar for Doreen Gosmire

Doreen Gosmire

Director of Communications, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Talking Circle - Decolonization and Church Revitalization
Decolonization and church revitalization – presented by Pastor Susan Jennys and MorningStar Fellowship (limit 8 people), Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. The Dakotas Conference Native American Ministries Action Team (NAMAT) and MorningStar Fellowship will be sponsoring “talking circles” on the topic of “Decolonization and Church Revitalization” during the lunch hours on June 6 and June 7.  What is decolonization?  What bearing does it have on our partnership ministries in Indian country?  What kind of impact might decolonization work have on the vitality of our churches and outreach?  Come explore this topic using a traditional “talking circle” format.

Speakers
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Susan Jennys

Pastor, Chester UMC


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2nd Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Sioux Falls Seminary Lunch
Sioux Falls Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in the Prairie Rose 104 at the Bismarck Event Center

Moderators
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Randy Tschetter

Director of Church and Alumni Relations, Sioux Falls Seminary

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

2:00pm

Opening Plenary
Opening Plenary Session 
  • Organizational Resolutions / Consent Calendar
  • Introduce Extension Cabinet and Conference Staff
  • Missional Report
  • Plankinton / White Lake UMC Video
  • Laity Report
  • CCFA
  • Foundation Part 1
  • Budget
  • Voting (Ballot #2)
  • Receive Nominations Report

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →
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Jeff Pospisil

Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
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Bob Ruedebusch

Pastor, Sioux Falls First UMC
Rev. Bob Ruedebusch is the chair of the Dakotas Conference Council on Finance and Administration. He also serves as the senior pastor at Sioux Falls First United Methodist Church.
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Kristen Krogman

Conference Secretary, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
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Dave Severtson

Pastor, Dell Rapids UMC


Thursday June 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

BREAK
Thursday June 6, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Plenary
Plenary
  • Voting (Ballot #3)
  • General Conference 2019 Discussion
  • Announcements 

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 3:45pm - 5:30pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

5:45pm

Festival in the Park
A time of fellowship and fun will happen on Thursday evening at Sertoma Park.  Food—brats, hot dogs, and more—will be provided.  This year’s “competition” fun event at the Celebration in the Park will feature a 64-team corn-hole tournament. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Bismarck Event Center on Wednesday. The tournament will feature 16 teams from each District and the winning team will be crowned that evening.

Thursday June 6, 2019 5:45pm - 10:00pm
Sertoma Park Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:00pm

Younger & Newer Clergy Meet with the Bishop
Clergy age 40 and under or in their first ten years of ministry are invited to attend a conversation with Bishop Bruce Ough following the Festival in the Park


Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Sertoma Park Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504
 
Friday, June 7
 

6:00am

Health Screening
Health checks will be held from 7:00-9:30am on Wednesday, June 5, and from 6:00-9:00 am on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7.  All Health Checks will be held in Prairie Rose 101 of the Bismarck Event Center. You will be sent an e-mail to sign up.  Contact: Leana Stunes

Moderators
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Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Friday June 7, 2019 6:00am - 9:00am
Prairie Rose 101 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

6:30am

United Methodist Men Breakfast
All members of United Methodist Men are invited to register and attend breakfast on Friday, June 7 at 6:30am.  You can register for this event through your Annual Conference Registration.

Friday June 7, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

6:30am

United Methodist Women Breakfast
All members of United Methodist Women are invited to register and attend breakfast on Friday, June 7 at 6:30am. You can register for this event through your Annual Conference Registration.

Friday June 7, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Prairie Rose 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

6:30am

2nd Health Presentation with Breakfast
Build your resilience — presented by Theresa Porter, Optum-EAP, Friday, June 7. 2019, 1.5 hours
“Building resiliency” explores the personal characteristics associated with being able to positively cope with unexpected challenges. The concept of stress hardiness is defined and discussed. The program will highlight these topics: defining resiliency, exploring the relationship between resiliency, stress and overall health, determining if you’re a resilient person, and discovering how to become more stress hardy.
Theresa Porter MSW, LICSW is one of our clinical experts who employs a solution-focused and strength-based approach in her treatment process. She has been active in the social work field since 1991, providing expert counseling to both the public and private sectors. Trained to provide EMDR therapy, Theresa focuses on finding ways to help you gain control of your life. She helps her patients in the areas of domestic violence, abuse, anger management, issues in marriage (traditional/non-traditional), children and families, depression and other struggles that get in the way of enjoying a harmonious and purposeful life.

Moderators
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Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
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Theresa Porter

Theresa Porter MSW, LICSW is one of our clinical experts who employs a solution-focused and strength-based approach in her treatment process. She has been active in the social work field since 1991, providing expert counseling to both the public and private sectors. Trained to provide... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 6:30am - 8:00am
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

7:00am

Registration OPEN
Registration is open at 7:00am on Friday, June 7, and is located in the first floor hallway of the Bismarck Event Center.

Moderators
avatar for JoAnn Schlimgen

JoAnn Schlimgen

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
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Dana Bassett

Accounting Clerk, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Friday June 7, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
First Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:00am

Post GC 2019 Q&A - Wesleyan Covenant Association
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.


Speakers
avatar for Thom Bowsher

Thom Bowsher

Pastor, Milbank Central UMC


Friday June 7, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:30am

Worship (Miracle Offering)
Pastor Katie Ricke will be preaching during opening worship.

The 2019 Miracle Offering: Lead Boldly #fillthegap provides an opportunity to come alongside and support persons answering God’s call to ministry in two ways. First, we will be receiving a monetary offering that will be equally divided between the Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences and a Dakotas United Methodist Foundation Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students planning to prepare for pastoral ministry and individuals training to be licensed local pastors in the Dakotas. The second part will be an opportunity to make a commitment to reach someone who does not know Jesus. Learn more about the 2019 Miracle Offering: Lead Boldly #fillthegap here.

Speakers
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Katie Ricke

Pastor, Beresford UMC


9:40am

Plenary
Plenary
  • Welcome to GC 2020 / Volunteer / Lydia Scarves 
  • Voting (Ballot #4)

Friday June 7, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

10:00am

BREAK



Friday June 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

10:00am

Post GC 2019 Q&A - UMC Forward
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.

Speakers
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Nicole Anderson

Pastor, Vermillion UMC


Friday June 7, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

10:30am

Teaching Session
Speakers
avatar for Mark Teasdale

Mark Teasdale

E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
B.A., The American UniversityM.Div., D.Min., Wesley Theological SeminaryPh.D., Southern Methodist UniversityI love teaching evangelism. Church leaders are often bombarded with material that hints it is only by human effort the church will be effective. The study of evangelism starts... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

11:30am

Plenary
Plenary
  • Voting (Ballot #5)
  • BOM Part 1 - Retirees
  • Jubilee Clergy

Friday June 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
There will be buffets set up in the upstairs hallway for the special lunch events upstairs and in Hall C downstairs for the other lunches and lunch & learn events that are happening downstairs. Hall C is also set up for lunch for all those who have not registered for any specific events.  
For special dietary needs such as gluten free or vegetarian, please check in with the server. 


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

LLP / CLM Lunch
Local Licensed Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers will gather on Friday, June 7 at 12:15pm in Prairie Rose Room 104 of the Bismarck Event Center. Please register for this meal and special event when you register for Annual Conference.  

Speakers
avatar for Kris Larson

Kris Larson

Board of Ordained Ministry Local Licenses Pastor Registrar, United Methodist Church
LLP liason for Board of Ordained Ministry.


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn: Internal Church Communications
Internal church communications – presented by United Methodist Communications staff, Friday, June 7 only. Developing an internal church communication plan is vital to consistent messaging, managing change, and maximizing interactions with church members. Identify effective online strategies to maximize interactions with church members. Understand various elements of change and how to manage. Employ best practices for email and newsletter communications. Use communication skills to recruit and maintain volunteers.


Moderators
avatar for Doreen Gosmire

Doreen Gosmire

Director of Communications, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers

Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn: Talking Circle - Decolonization and Church Revitalization
Decolonization and church revitalization – presented by Pastor Susan Jennys and MorningStar Fellowship (limit 8 people), Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. The Dakotas Conference Native American Ministries Action Team (NAMAT) and MorningStar Fellowship will be sponsoring “talking circles” on the topic of “Decolonization and Church Revitalization” during the lunch hours on June 6 and June 7.  What is decolonization?  What bearing does it have on our partnership ministries in Indian country?  What kind of impact might decolonization work have on the vitality of our churches and outreach?  Come explore this topic using a traditional “talking circle” format.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jennys

Susan Jennys

Pastor, Chester UMC


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Upstairs Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Ordinand and Commissionees Luncheon
The Bishop and Board of Ordained Ministry will host a luncheon for candidates and the family members of those being commissioned and ordained.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Retired Clergy Lunch
Retirees and spouses will gather for lunch. Bishop Bruce and Char Ough will join the group for dessert.


Speakers
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 102 / 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:45pm

Post GC 2019 Q&A - UM Next
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.

Speakers

Friday June 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:45pm

Teaching Session II
Speakers
avatar for Mark Teasdale

Mark Teasdale

E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
B.A., The American UniversityM.Div., D.Min., Wesley Theological SeminaryPh.D., Southern Methodist UniversityI love teaching evangelism. Church leaders are often bombarded with material that hints it is only by human effort the church will be effective. The study of evangelism starts... Read More →


2:45pm

BREAK



Friday June 7, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

2:45pm

Post GC 2019 Q&A - Wesleyan Covenant Association
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Bowsher

Thom Bowsher

Pastor, Milbank Central UMC


Friday June 7, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Plenary
Plenary
  • Voting (Ballot #6)
  • Missional Report - REACH
  • Video: SL New Church
  • Denman Awards #1 and #2
  • One Matters/Multiplying Matters Awards
  • BOM Part 2 - Historic Questions
  • Missional Report - LOVE
  • Video: Elisha
  • Youth Worker/Hall of Fame Awards
  • Voting (Ballot #7)
  • UMW Presentation & Video - Marsha Timm
  • AC Locations 2021-2024 Presentation and Vote
  • Video: Welcome to 2020
  • Voting (Ballot #8)
  • UM Credit Union
  • Vote on Nominations (if time allows)
  • Budget Discussion / Vote (if time allows)

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Trefz

Rebecca Trefz

Executive Director of Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Deb Kjerstad

Deb Kjerstad

Director of Leadership Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakotas Conference Leadership Development Director
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Ben Ingebretson

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Director New Church Development, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
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Karen Lantz

First Choice Federal Credit Union
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Jeff Lathrop

Pastor, Grand Forks Wesley


5:00pm

DINNER BREAK
Dinner on your own.

Friday June 7, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm

Celebration of Life in Ministry service
Come celebrate the life and service of many in ministry including, those clergy and spouses who have passed away this past year, those clergy retiring, those being commissioned and those being ordained.  Then join in fellowship with a reception following the service.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


 
Saturday, June 8
 

7:00am

Registration OPEN
Registration is open at 7:00am on Saturday, June 8, and is located in the first floor hallway of the Bismarck Event Center.

Moderators
avatar for JoAnn Schlimgen

JoAnn Schlimgen

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
avatar for Dana Bassett

Dana Bassett

Accounting Clerk, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Saturday June 8, 2019 7:00am - 12:00pm
First Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:00am

Post GC 2019 Q&A - UM Next
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Baker

Ray Baker

Pastor, Fargo Faith UMC


Saturday June 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Upstairs Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

8:30am

8:45am

Plenary
Plenary
  • Voting (Ballot #9)
  • Corporate Sessions of Pensions - Elaine Roberts
  • Pensions Report + Alaska Representative 
  • Missional Report - BOLD
  • Video: Bismarck Recovery
  • Denman Award #3
  • BOM Part 3
  • Video: Samuel, Elisha Interns, Seminary Students/US-2 Missionary, Course of Study Students
  • Voting (Ballot #10)
  • AC locations 2021-2024 - Discussion and Vote
  • Consent Calendar - Vote 
  • Budget -  Discussion and Vote
  • Cabinet Report
  • Video: Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Thank Yous and Recognitions

Moderators
avatar for Elaine Roberts

Elaine Roberts

Board of Pensions and Health Benefits (BOPHB), Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
avatar for Rebecca Trefz

Rebecca Trefz

Executive Director of Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 8:45am - 10:45am
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

11:00am

Worship and Fixing of Appointments
Fixing of Appointments Service. Rev. Brandon Vetter will be preaching.


Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →
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Brandon Vetter

Pastor, Legacy United Methodist Church
Rev. Brandon Vetter serves as the lead pastor at Legacy UMC in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was part of a team that launched Fusion Church in Mitchell, South Dakota in 2011, and he served as the campus pastor of Dakota Wesleyan University, also in Mitchell, for eight years. Brandon is married to Vicky, and they have two children, Miranda and Elijah... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:00pm

Closing Benediction
Bishop Ough will close the 26th Session of the Dakotas Annual Conference with a benediction.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Post GC 2019 Q&A - UMC Forward
Everyone is welcome to gather and have an open Q & A session about post General Conference 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

Pastor, Vermillion UMC


Saturday June 8, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Prairie Rose Rooms 102-105