Statement from SEJ Heads of Delegation regarding Protocol:

January 30, 2020

We, the undersigned SEJ Lay and Clergy Heads of Delegations, affirm the work done on the ‘Protocol of Grace & Reconciliation Through Separation’ and recommend the Protocol be among the first legislative items considered by General Conference 2020.  We look forward to seeing the related legislation and give thanks to those who did this work on our behalf. 

SEJ Lay and Clergy Heads of Delegations who support this statement include:
Larry Bryars, Clergy, Alabama West Florida Annual Conference 

Molly McEntire, Lay, Florida Annual Conference 

Alex Shanks, Clergy, Florida Annual Conference 

Emily Ballard, Lay, Holston Annual Conference 

Kim M. Goddard, Clergy, Holston Annual Conference 

Alan Beuscher, Lay, Kentucky Annual Conference

Bill Arnold, Clergy, Kentucky Annual Conference 

David Reed, Lay, Memphis Annual Conference 

Autura Eason-Williams, Clergy, Memphis Annual Conference
David Stotts, Lay, Mississippi Annual Conference

Fred Britton, Clergy, Mississippi Annual Conference 

Steve Lyles, Lay, North Alabama Annual Conference
Glenn Conner, Clergy, North Alabama Annual Conference 

Christine Dodson, Lay, North Carolina Annual Conference

Jane Finley, Lay, North Georgia Annual Conference 

Byron E. Thomas, Clergy, North Georgia Annual Conference 

Marilyn R. Osborne, Lay, Red Bird Missionary Conference 

Robert Amundsen, Clergy, Red Bird Missionary Conference 

Bill Hatcher, Lay, South Georgia Annual Conference 

Jim Cowart, Clergy, South Georgia Annual Conference

Jim Allen, Lay, Tennessee Annual Conference 

Harriet Bryan, Clergy, Tennessee Annual Conference 

Warren R. Harper, Lay, Virginia Annual Conference

Tom Berlin, Clergy, Virginia Annual Conference

Jennifer Davis, Lay, Western North Carolina Annual Conference

Kimberly T. Ingram, Clergy, Western North Carolina Annual Conference