2019 General Conference Delegates (Special Session)
Texas Conference Delegation
General Conference Delegates
Mr. Reggie C. Clemons - Laity
Church: First UMC Pearland
Conference: Youth Ministry Speaker for Sr. High Summer Camp, & CLT.
District: Lay Leader.
Local Church: Lay Leader, Staff Church Administrator.
Other: Certified Lay Speaker, Heartspring Board Member, Lakeview Board Member & U of H Wesley Foundation Board Member.
Delegate to General Conference & Jurisdictional Conference 2012.
Mr. Eddie Erwin - Laity
Church: Lakewood UMC, Houston
Conference: Board of Laity, Youth Ministries, Youth Academy Mentor, Board of Directors for JUMMP, Co-Director of Youth Workers Connection, Planning Team for The Big Event, Ignite/Mid-Winter, COLLIDE, United Methodist Action Mission for Youth. Past: Clergy Accountability, PIM trips to Costa Rica, Kenya, Russia & Disaster Recovery, 2009 Education Trip to Israel. District: Lay Leader, DLT, Committee on Ministry, Council on Youth. Local: Director of Student Ministries.
Delegate to General Conference 2012 & member Independent Commission Committee, 2012 Jurisdictional Teller, Div. on Ministries with Young People-Executive Table, 2013 Quadrennial Leadership Training, 2013 Jurisdictional Youth Ministry, 2014 Global Young People’s Convocation & Assembly.
Mr. Oscar L. Garza - Laity
Church: Cypress Trails UMC
Conference: Strategic Mapping, CLT, Interview & Candidate Selection Panel for the Advancing Pastoral Leadership Initiative.
District: DLT, & BOM.
Local Church: Chair Finance, & SPRC.
Other: Board of Heartspring Foundation
Board of UMC Foundation and Audit & Review Committee of the GCFA. I attended General Conference 2012 as an observer.
Dr. Janice Gilbert - Clergy
Appointment: St. James UMC, Beaumont
Conference: Clergy, BOM, Nominations, & Evangelism.
District: Special Taskforces Leadership Team, BOM, BMCR-Chair,
Served as Delegate in 2012, attending & participating in committees con-cerning Evangelism & Global Missions.
Mr. Gilbert C. Hanke – Laity
Church: Perritte Memorial, Nacogdoches
Conference: Pensions, PIM, Vice-Chair Conference Council, Episcopal Committee, President UMM.
District: Lay Leader, taught Lay Speaking/Lay Servant courses.
Local Church: Chair of Missions, UMM taught Sunday school & di-rected the choir.
Other: Community Lay Director for East Texas Emmaus. General Secretary and CEO of the General Commission on United Methodist Men.
1992 Jurisdictional Delegate and Delegate to General & Jurisdictional Conference 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 & 2012.
Mr. Andrew Hernandez - Laity
Church: First UMC, Conroe
Conference: Past-BOM, LPI Board of Trustees, CF&A, UMF, Commit-tee on Episcopacy.
District: Delegate at large.
Local Church: Past-Delegate, Lay Leader, Chair Finance, SPR, Adminis-trative Board, Stewardship, Lay Leadership (Nominations) & Certified Lay Speaker. Present-Board of Stewards, Coordinating Ministry Team, Chair Hispanic Ministry & Director ESL Program.
Other: TMF President Advisory Council.
General Conference Delegate: 2000,2004, 2008 & 2012. Jurisdictional Conference Delegate: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 & 2012. Legislative Committees served: Church & Society, Faith & Order, General Admin-istration & Global Ministries.
Dr. Donald R. House - Laity
Church: A&M UMC, College Station
Conference: Committee on Episcopacy, past Chair of CF&A
District: Chair DLT, past Lay Leader
Local Church: Lay Leader, Chair of Benchmark Project
Other: Texas Methodist Foundation Board, Chair of TMF Finance Com-mittee, & the Executive Committee
Delegate General/Jurisdictional Conferences: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, & 2012
South Central Jurisdiction: Chair Committee on Episcopacy, General CF&A, Chair Economic Advisory Committee, Chair Funding Patterns Task Force, Chair Investment Committee
United Methodist Church Foundation: Member Funds Management Committee
Rev. Jessica LaGrone - Clergy
Appointment: Pastor, Dean of Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary
Conference: Clergy Recruitment, Mentor Candidates for Ministry, Clergy Recruitment Ambassador to Seminaries, Worship Team, & Advancing Pastoral Leadership Program.
District: DLT, & DCOM
Other: Retreat Speaker for TAC Clergywomen, and Speaker for many types of events
Page General Conference 2008, Page Jurisdictional Conference 2012 & Alternate General Conference 2012
Rev. Edward C. Jones – Clergy
Church: Trinity UMC, Houston
Conference: BOM, BMCR
District: Committee Ordained Ministry, District Building & Relocation & DLT
Other: Mt. Sequoyah Retreat Center-Trustees.
Rev. Kenneth R. Levingston - Clergy
Appointment: Houston, Jones Memorial
Conference: Sr. Pastor, & BOM.
District: DLT, & various Camp & District assignments.
Other: Houston Methodist Hospital Board of Directors.
Delegate General & Jurisdictional Conferences 2012. Reserve Delegate GC 2008 and Delegate to JC 2008.
Rev. Morris Matthis - Clergy
Appointment: Texas Conference Director of New Faith Communities
My first church was Alba-Golden 1983. The last I served was Sugar Land-Christ. In between I served five appointments including a year in Northern Ireland & starting Richmond-Faith. I am presently serving as Central North DS. I have served many district & conference committees & been involved in leading conference events.
GC & JC delegate 1996, 2004, 2008 & 2012, serving on the Finance Legislative Committee. In 2008 I chaired the Petitions Committee at JC.
Mrs. Sue Sullivan
Church: First UMC, Jefferson
Conference: Presently on Board of Laity. Previously Chair of Small Membership Churches & Vice-Chair Spiritual Formation.
District: Lay Leader & DLT.
Local Church: Bible Study Fellowship and former Children’s Leader. Other: Past Vice-Chair of Lakeview Finance Committee and past regis-trar for Tri-District Camp, Camp Director & Cabin Counselor. Certified Lay Minister.
Delegate General Conference 2012 while serving on Local Church Legis-lative Committee and elected secretary. Delegate Jurisdictional Confer-ence 2004, 2008 & 2012.
Dr. Chappell Temple - Clergy
Appointment: Christ UMC, Sugar Land
Conference: Executive BOM, Chair Clergy Recruitment, Chair Board of Global Ministries, Treasurer Division of Missions, Chair Open Itineracy Committee, Annual Conference Planning Team.
Other: Wesley Community Center, Lon Morris College, Perkins Adjunct Faculty, Residency Covenant Group Mentor, Co-director for World Methodist Conference 2016 Host Committee.
Delegate General Conferences 2008 & 2012. Delegate or Alternate Ju-risdictional Conference, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, & 2012
Rev. Dr. Laceye C. Warner
Appointment: Exec Vice Dean, Faculty, Duke Unversity Divinity School
Conference: BOM & BOM-Joint Committee on Medical Leave
University Senate, UM Council of Bishops Ministry Study Commission and Bishops’ Task Force for Theological Education & Leadership Formation.
Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Wende – Clergy (Retired)
Conference: BOM, Task Force on Evangelism, Higher Education & Campus Ministry.
Other: Director of Methodist Hospital, Trustee of Huston Tillotson Uni-versity & Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Methodist Foundation.
Delegate General & Jurisdictional Conferences.
Rev. Dr. Keith C. Whitaker - Clergy
Appointment: First UMC, Pearland
District: Superintendent, BOM & Host Committee for WMC 2016.
Other: Jurisdictional Youth Team, & General Church group overseeing the Youth Service Fund.
Delegation General/Jurisdictional Conferences. I have been on Legislative and Independent Commissions, & served on the support staff for four Gen-eral Conferences.
Ms. Melba Wilson - Laity
Church: Trinity UMC, Beaumont
Conference: Center of Clergy Excellence, Group Health Benefits, Quadrennial Benefits Training, Board of Pensions, CLT.
Jurisdiction: Lay Delegate 2012
General Church: Board of Pensions & Health Benefits, “Caring for Those Who Serve”, Bellweather & Governance Committees
Ecumenical: Bible Study Fellowship Intl. Student, BSF Leadership 4th Day Golden Triangle Emmaus Community
Mr. Thomas R. Wussow - Laity
Church: Kingwood UMC
Conference: Lay Leader, Chair Wesley Community Center Board, Chair Houston Board of Missions, Coordinated the expansion & renovation of the UMSC, Chair Methodist Retirement Communities, Congregational Development Task Force.
District: Lay Leader, Trustees, Finance. Currently: Building & Church Location.
Local Church: Lay Leader SPRC, Administrative Board/Church Council, Trustees, Building Committee. Currently-Finance, Investment, Endow-ment, Building, Lay Delegate.
Delegate General & Jurisdictional Conference 2000, 2004, 2008 & 2012. Served on Faith & Order Legislative Committee and Church & Society Legislative Committee.
Jurisdictional Conference Delegates
Dr. Sterling Allen
Rev. James Alan Bass
Dr. William E. Brown
Dr. Jonathan David Bynum
Rev. Kip R. Gilts
Ms. Stacie Yvonne Hawkins
Ms. Carolyn Huntsman
Mr. Donel King
Rev. Jessica Lynne Box LaGrone
Dr. Thomas J. Pace
Rev. Robert L. Renfroe
Rev. Silverio Gea Sanchez
Mrs. Leah Taylor
Mr. Bryan H. Tullos
Rev. Marilyn Marie White
Rev. Guy Matthew Williams
Rev. Justin Kelly Coleman
Dr. Vincent Harris
Rev. Enid S. Henderson
Dr. Jeffrey Todd Olive
Ms. Donna Fay West