Equalization Members allow our congregation additional representation at the meeting of our Annual Conference (Upper NY Conference), held this year from June 5-8, in Syracuse. We currently are represented by our three appointed clergy (not counting Jackie Nelson, as she is not appointed), and three laities. In addition, our retired clergy may attend and vote. For each retired clergy, we can have one equalization member.
If you are available on the conference dates and are interested in attending and voting on business items at the Annual Conference, please complete the application, and you'll be notified if you are accepted. All lay members of the Annual Conference must be Professing Members of The United Methodist Church for two years preceding their election, and shall have been active participants in The United Methodist Church for at least four years preceding their election. There is an $85 fee to apply and applications are due on March 11.