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Delegate Recommendations

Delegates Recommended for the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Following past traditions of the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences, the Michigan Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is pleased to offer to the new Michigan Conference the following laity and clergy for election as Delegates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Critical decisions about the future of The United Methodist Church will be made at the 2020 General Conference. These persons we recommend are people of deep faith in God and will faithfully represent the Michigan Conference with a strong commitment to a United Methodist Church that is open to all in response to the teachings and life of Jesus. People with this commitment are vitally needed now more than ever!

General Conference Delegates (in recommended order):


  • Nichea VerVeer Guy 206

  • Laura Witkowski 218

  • Diane Brown 202

  • Jennifer Peters 212


  • Kennetha Bigham-Tsai 104

  • Paul Perez 114

  • Joy Barrett 102

  • Megan Walther 117

Jurisdictional Conference Delegates (in recommended order):

Laity Clergy

  • Brenda DuPree 203

  • George Jonte-Crane 209

  • Hoon-Yung Hopgood 208

  • Laurie Kaufman-Delagarza 210

  • Gordon Grigg 205

  • Ruth Sutton 214


  • Joel Fitzgerald 106

  • Christina Wright 119

  • Brad Bartelmay 103

  • John (Matt) Weiler 118

  • Jill Zundel 120

  • Sherri Swanson 116

Read at the Conference website link below the biography, experience and qualifications of these recommended candidates and what they believe are the most important priorities for The United Methodist Church and the Michigan Conference for the next 4 years: https://2019.michiganumc.org/preparation/2020-delegate-candidates/

The number next to each name is the number you should use on your electronic device when voting for these recommended delegates.