65. Committee appointments ***RESOLUTIONS 65/1. The Conference appointed the Strategy and Resources Committee of the Council in accordance with Standing Order 213: (i) Mr Kenvyn Wales (Chair), Miss Margaret Best, Mr Adrian Burton, the Revd Eden Fletcher, Ms Rachael Fletcher, Ms Alison Jackson (ii) Mr Andrew Gibbs, Mr Edward Awty (connexional Treasurers) (iii) Representative of the Stationing Committee (iv) Dr Ian Harrison (Chair of the Connexional Grants Committee) (v) Chair of TSRE (vi) The Revd Stuart Jordan (District Chair) (vii) The Revds Dr Martyn D Atkins, Mark H Wakelin, Ms Christine Elliott, Mr John Ellis (non-voting) 65/2. The Conference appointed the panel for the nomination of District Chairs: The Revds John P Barnett, J W Wesley Blakey, Stephen J Burgess, David Blanchflower, Kathleen M Bowe, Anne E Brown, Shirley A Clayton, David Cooper, Howard Curnow, Albert Gayle, Alison M Geary, John Hellyer, Kenneth G Howcroft, Christine Jones (A), Marian J Jones, Robert J Kitching, Derrick R Lander, Paul Nzacahayo, Peter M Phillips, Gareth J Powell, Keith A Reed, Stuart Jordan, Andrew W Sails, Dr Elizabeth A Smith, D Paul C Smith, Alison Tomlin, Lily P Twist, Martin Wellings, Andrew D Wood, Margaret C Woodcock-Smith. Deacon Jane Middleton Mr Harvey Allen, Mrs Christine Bellamy, Ms Margretta Bowstead, Mrs Teresa Broadbent, Miss Sarah Cave, Mrs Sue Chastney, Mr David Dalziel, Ms Evelyn de Graft, Mr Jack Healey, Prof Peter Howdle, Mrs Judy Jarvis, Dr Susan M Jones, Mr Brian King, Mr David T A Kitley, Mrs Amanda Main, Dr Judith MayParker, Miss Marion Mear, Mr Leon A Murray, Mrs Sonia J O’Connor, Mr Malcolm Pearson, Miss Rosemary K Pritchard, Mr Noel Rajaratnam, Mr Gordon H Roberts, Miss Jean Rutherford, Dr Malcolm Stevenson, Mr Michael Tolson, Mr Sam Walker, Mr David S Walton, Mrs Rosemary Wass, Mr Alan R P Weeks, Mr Ivan Weekes, Mrs Ruth M Wilton, Ms Helen Woodall, Mr Rob Wylie, with the Secretary of the Conference as convener. 65/3. The Conference appointed the panel for Connexional Discipline, Pastoral and Appeal Committees and persons with associated functions: Connexional Complaints Officer: Mr David Booth, the Revd Alison McDonald (Deputy). Chairs: Mr Stephen Allinson, Mr Graham Danbury, Mr Robert Gaitskell, Mrs Susan R Howdle, Miss Jennifer Jones, Ms Jane McIvor, Mr Justice Norris, Miss Elizabeth Ovey, Mr Brian Rollins. Advocates: The Revd Alison McDonald, Mr Stephen Allinson, Mr Joseph Anoom, Mr John Birtwell, Mr Graham Danbury, Mr Brian Rollins, the Revd Stuart Wild. Conveners: The Revds James A Booth, Colin A Smith, J W Wesley Blakey, Paul H Davis. The Revds Derek A Aldridge, Peter E Barber, Brian E Beck, Inderjit S Bhogal, Neil A Bishop, Jill B Bowden, Kathleen M Bowe, Nick Blundell, Anne E Brown, Stuart J Burgess, R Graham Carter, David Clowes, John A Cooke, K Hilary Cooke, Geoff R Cornell, Judy M Davies, Valentin Dedji, Neil Dixon, Christine A Dybdahl, Jennifer M Dyer, Stuart Earl, Veronica M S Faulks, Hazel M Forecast, David Gamble, Albert Gayle, Anne E Gibson, Diane M Hare, Yvonne Haye, David A Haslam, John Hellyer, Brian R Hoare, Ermal Kirby, John S Lampard, Christina Le Moignan, Julie A Lunn, Paul Martin, Will Morrey, Paul Nzacahayo, Hayford Ofori-Attah, Lionel E Osborn, R Stephen Penrose, David W Perry, Stephen Poxon, Kathleen M Richardson, Neil G Richardson, J Roger Roberts, John D Robinson, Calvin T Samuel, D Paul C Smith, Ian Souter, Kenneth Stokes, Thomas J Stuckey, John B Taylor, G Jeff Thomas, Alison Tomlin, Michael J Townsend, Martin H Turner, C Norman R Wallwork, Peter Whittaker, Julia M Wiktorska. Deacons Eunice Attwood, Kate Barrett, Denise Creed, Sue Culver, Jane Middleton, Myrtle Poxon, Marion Sharp, Rowland H Wilkinson. Mrs Jane Allison, Mr Donald B Appleyard, Ms Ruby Beech, Mr John A Bell, Mr Simon Birks, Mrs Stella Bristow, Mrs Teresa Broadbent, Miss Joan Charlesworth, Mr Dudley Coates, Mr John Connor, Mr Colin Cradock, Mr Andrew Cross, Mr Brian Davies, Prof Peter Howdle, Mrs Sophie Kumi, Mrs Judy Jarvis, Dr Mary Jefferson, Mrs Ann Leck, Mrs Helen R Letley, Dr Edmund I Marshall, Mr Leon A Murray, Mrs Nwabueze Nwokolo, Mrs Sonia J O’Connor, Mrs Margaret Parker, Mr Timothy Ratcliffe, Mrs Jean Schroeder, Mr Stephen Schroeder, Dr Alan Thomson, Mr Brian Thornton, Mr David Walton, Mrs Rosemary Wass, Mr Ivan Weekes, Sister Eluned Williams. 65/4. The Conference appointed the panel for Connexional Complaints Teams: The Revds Hilary Cheng, Andrew Goodhead, Keith Harbour, Richard Harrison, Brian Jenner, Christopher Jones, Alison McDonald, Brenda Mosedale, Stephen Penrose, Mary R Teed, Paul S Weir, Stuart Wild Deacon Myrtle Poxon Miss Maureen Anderson, Mr Graham Arthurs, Miss Joan Ball, Mr Peter Binks, Mr John Birtwell, Mr Russell Buley, Mr David M Chandler, Mr Leo Cheng, Mr David Dalziel, Mr Denis Hagon, Mr David Honour, Dr John Jefferson, Mr G David Kendall, Mr Chris Kitchin, Miss Kathryn Larrad, Mr David Laycock, Mrs Ann Leck, Mrs Kathleen Loveridge, Mrs Helen Martyn, Mrs Nwabueze Nwokolo, Mrs Jean Schroeder, Mr Stephen Schroeder, Mr Roger Thorne, Mr Ray Warren, Mrs Ann Willey, Mr Graham Wilson, Mr John Woosey 65/5. The Conference appointed the Ministerial Candidates Selection Committee: The Revds Sean C C Adair, Dr Sheryl M Anderson, Peter E Barber, John N Bates, Christopher Blake, Alan R Boyd, David M Butterworth, Richard J Byass, Helen Cameron, John A Cooke, Deborah A Cornish, Dr Jane V Craske, Jeremy C Dare, Louise M Dawson, Stephen Dunn, Matthew R Finch, Vivienne M Gasteen, Christine Gillespie, Michael R Hall, Dr David J P Hewlett, Diane Hicks, David Hinchliffe, Hilary Howarth, Dr Christine Jones (A), Margaret P Jones, Teddy Kalongo, Patrick Kandeh, Susan Keegan von Allmen, Dr Donghwan Kim, Dr Jane Leach, Dr Phillip J Lockett, Julie A Lunn, Jonathan E Mead, Dr Ian D Morris, Malcolm Peacock, Barbara T Routley, Dr Calvin T Samuel, Kathryn Stephens, Neal H Street, Roberto A Viana, Stephen Watts, Rose A S Westwood, Susan J Wigham, Linda Williams, Stephen G Yelland; Deacons Maggie A Blake, Susan Culver, Ann Shephard, Janet H Thomas; Mr Richard Armiger, Mr Terry Ayres, Mrs Pat Bates, Mr Ray Battye, Mr David Clitheroe, Mrs Janet Dobinson, Mr Alan Eccles, Mrs Christine Haigh, Mrs Rosemary Harrison, Ms Sylvia Hart, Mrs Audrey Hensman, Mrs Veronica Hickox, Mrs Elisabeth Holmes, Mrs Saro Jesudason, Mr Rene Lamisere, Mrs Patsy Lindo, Ms Rosalind Middleton, Mrs Charlotte Osborn, Mr David Osborne, Mr Peter Relf, Mr Colin Ride, Mrs Sheila Sragg, Ms Selve Selvaretnem, Mrs Karen Stefanyszyn, Mr Peter R Symes, Mr Eric Watchman, Mrs Alison Wood. The Revd Dr Sheryl M Anderson – the Connexional Team person, working in Discipleship and Ministries, with responsibility for Candidating for ordained ministry. Sheryl is a former Superintendent and is District Candidates Secretary for the London District. Mr Richard Armiger – Training Officer and tutor at the Guy Chester Centre, experience of enabling people to consider vocational discernment. The Revd Alan R Boyd – Experienced Superintendent Minister who has served MCSC previously and brings wide experience to the process of candidature. Mrs Janet Dobinson - Local Preacher and manager at Plymouth Local Authority which involves interviewing people for senior positions in education, and dealing personnel matters. Ms Sylvia Hart – considerable experience in appointments in the civil service and lay leadership and membership of a city centre church. Mrs Veronica Hickox – brings experience of being a Circuit Steward and teacher having held many offices in the life of a church and Circuit in South London. The Revd Prof Teddy Kalongo - currently serving the Vale of Glamorgan circuit, has experience both of Ministerial training and the World Church having previously served as Principal of the United Church of Zambia Theological College in Kitwe and as General Secretary of the United Church of Zambia. The Revd Dr Jane Leach – Designated as the Principal to Wesley House and researcher in Pastoral Theology. The Revd Jonathan E Mead – Circuit minister with experience of training in a training institution. Deacon Ann Shephard – experienced Deacon formerly Deputy Head of a Special School. The Revd Neal H Street – Superintendent and Synod Secretary, former lecturer in FE College with responsibilities which included selecting and appraising students on vocational courses. Deacon Janet Thomas – brings considerable experience of vocational discernment and ordained ministry. The Revd Stephen G Yelland – Superintendent minister with considerable experience of circuit ministry. 65/6. The Conference appointed the Diaconal Candidates Selection Committee: Warden of the Order Deacon Sue Culver; The Revds Dr Sheryl M Anderson, Peter E Barber, Jane H Carter, David R Ellis, Paul J Flowers, Sheila Foreman, Christopher G T Jones; Deacon Richard Beckett, Andrew Carter, Jacqueline Fowler, P Jane Gibson, Angleena Keizer, Michelle L Legumi, Philip J Osborne, Andrew C Packer, Sylvie R Phillips, Myrtle Poxon, Brian Purchase, Janet Stafford, Jan Sutton; Mrs Audrey Hensman, Mrs Wendy Gould, Ms Sarah Akindole, Mr Philip Langdale, Mr Alf Philpott, Ms Rachel Starr. The Revd Dr Sheryl M Anderson – the Connexional Team person, working in Discipleship and Ministries, with responsibility for Candidating for ordained ministry. Sheryl is a former Superintendent and is District Candidates Secretary for the London District. Deacon P Jane Gibson – recommended by the Diaconal Convocation. Mr Philip Langdale – former Circuit Steward of a large northern circuit and brings knowledge of the Diaconal Order. Deacon Sylvie R Phillips – Recommended by the Diaconal Convocation. Mr Alf Philpott – Local preacher tutor and former teacher, with experience of the Scouting Executive Committee for Spiritual Development. Deacon Brian Purchase – experienced deacon and former Chaplain to DCSC. Ms Rachel Starr – theological tutor and experience of the world church in differing cultures. 65/7. The Conference appointed oversight tutors [in accordance with Standing Order 321(5)(b)]: Where more than one oversight tutor is appointed for the same institution one shall be identified as having oversight responsibility. In the following list, that person is identified by an asterisk. Eastern Region Ministry Course Ms Cathy Michell Hartley Victoria College, Manchester *Dr Anthony Moodie (Principal) The Revd Dr Andrew Pratt The Revd Nicola Price-Tebbutt Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham *The Revd Helen Cameron The Revd Gary Hall Ms Rachel Starr South East Institute for Theological Education The Revd Dr Hillary Nyika South West Ministry Training Course The Revd David Hull Southern Theological Education Training Scheme *The Revd Dr Judith Rossall The Revd Dr Philip Richter Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield The Revd Dr Noel Irwin Wesley House, Cambridge *The Revd Dr Jane Leach (Principal) The Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler Wesley Study Centre, Durham *The Revd Dr Calvin Samuel (Principal) Dr Jocelyn Bryan The Revd Andrew Lunn York Institute for Community Theology *The Revd Richard Andrew (Director) The Revd Sean Adair Methodist Training in Scotland Ms Helen Wareing (National Learning & Development Officer) Wales Training Network Mr Luke Curran (Director) 65/8. The Conference appointed the Faith and Order Committee: The Revd Dr Paul A Beetham, The Revd Alan J Bolton, Dr Jocelyn Bryan, The Revd Dr Adrian Burdon, The Revd Helen Cameron, The Revd Dr David M Chapman, The Revd I Neil Cockling, The Revd David G Deeks, The Revd Sylvester O Deigh, Ms Sue Dunstan, The Revd Dr John C A Emmett, The Revd Ruth M Gee, Deacon Claire Gill, Mrs Susan R Howdle, The Revd Dr Michael J A Long, The Revd Dr Stephen E Mosedale, The Revd Dr Peter M Phillips (Secretary), The Revd Gareth J Powell, Dr Helen Reid, The Revd Alison Tomlin, The Revd Dr Martin Wellings. Deacon Claire Gill – stationed in the Victoria and Chelsea Circuit, has BA(Hons) in Theology, an MA in Religion and Postmodernism and is studying for a PhD, researching how the Methodist Diaconal Order understands itself as a Religious Order and this has led to a growing interest in Benedictine Spirituality. The Revd Dr Michael J A Long – Superintendent of the Conwy & Prestatyn Circuit, has recently obtained a PhD for his study of theological reflection upon international debt. He has served on the Faith and Order Network since 2008. Mrs Susan R Howdle – a former lecturer in Law at the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield, has served the Church as Vice-President of the Conference (1993-1994) and on connexional bodies, including the Faith and Order Committee. She is at present a member of the Law and Polity Committee and will serve as the link between the two committees. The Revd Ruth M Gee – Chair of the Darlington District, explored Christian concepts of parenthood and the new reproductive technologies for her MLitt (Bristol). She chairs the working parties on human embryology and early human life (Created in God's Image) and on the statement on abortion. 65/9. The Conference appointed the Stationing Committee under Standing Order 322: Lay Chair Secretary of the Conference South-East South-West Wales/Midlands Mr Malcolm Pearson (11)Yorkshire Burgess (29) Mr Andrew Owen (7) The Revd Dr Martyn D Atkins The Revd Jenny Impey (35) Mrs Jenny Jackson (36) The Revd Peter Pillinger (24) Mr Mike Petter (26) The Revd Dr Stephen D Wigley (2) The Revd Stephen J Mrs Kate Woolley (29) The Revd Dr Peter Hancock (23) Mr Peter Sercombe (23) North-West The Revd Stephen Poxon (21) Mr Iain Henderson (18) North/Scotland The Revd Ruth Gee (13) Mrs Lesley Morland (13) Warden of the Methodist Diaconal Order Deacon Susan Culver Chair of the Diaconal Stationing Sub-Committee The Revd Peter E Barber (11) Lay member of the Diaconal Stationing Sub-Committee Mrs Margaret Havers (26) Chair of the Stationing Matching Group The Revd David Emison (29) Chair of the Stationing Advisory Committee The Revd Vernon Marsh (25) Convener of the Stationing Action Group The Revd Anne Brown (34) East Midlands One Team member responsible for ministerial and diaconal selection and training [Vacant] One Team member responsible for the stationing of probationers: [Vacant] One Team member responsible for overseas personnel [Vacant] Connexional Team Secretary [Vacant] In attendance: Assistant Secretary of the Conference [SO 322(3)] Head of Personnel Ministries & Learning Coordinator Head of Discipleship and Ministries Cluster [name to be confirmed] Ms Carmila Legarda Mr Siôn Rhys Evans Mr Doug Swanney 65/10. The Conference appointed the officers of the Methodist Missionary Society: Secretary: The Revd Stephen J Poxon Treasurer: Mr Andrew Gibbs 65/11. The Conference appointed representatives to ecumenical bodies as follows: (a) The Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland: Ms Christine Elliott (b) The Enabling Group and the Free Churches Group of Churches Together in England: Dr Chris Sissons (c) ACTS Forum (Action of Churches Together in Scotland): The Revd Lily P Twist, Dr W Reid (d) The Commission for Covenanted Churches in Wales: The Revds Catherine Gale, Gordon W Sollis, Delyth A liddell The Revd Delyth A Liddell – HE Chaplain at Cardiff and works in an ecumenical environment at the UniversityCytun Trustees The Revd Dr Stephen Wigley (e) Group for Local Unity of Churches Together in England: The Revd Hilary Cooke, Dr Chris Sissons (f) Methodist/United Reformed Church Liaison Committee: The Revds Richard Teal, Roger K Hides, Malcolm Sellers; Dr Bill Reid, Dr Chris Sissons (g) Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service: The Revds David Gamble Gareth J Powell, Ms Jatinder Kandola Ms Jatinder Kandola – Senior Legal Officer for TMCP (i) Roman Catholic/Methodist Dialogue Commission: The Revds Dr Gerald Bostock, Dr David M Chapman (convenor), Alison Geary, Kenneth G Howcroft, Gareth J Powell, Dr Neil G Richardson (Co-Chair), Peter G Sulston, Dr Martin Wellings; Mr David Carter, Professor Judith Lieu, The Revd Dr Stephen D Wigley, The Revd Christine M Howe. The Revd Dr Stephen D Wigley – Chair of the Wales Synod, ecumenical experience, expertise in Roman Catholic and Methodist Theology The Revd Christine M Howe – Minister in first circuit appointment, interest in systematic theology (j) Methodist Representative to the General Synod of the Church of England: The Revd Roger Walton (k) Methodist Representative to the United Reformed Church General Assembly: The Revd Philip S Turner 65/12. The Conference appointed the Directors of Westminster College Oxford Trust Limited: Mrs Susan Barratt, Mrs Susan Howdle, Dr Cliff Marshall and the Revd Dr Martin Wellings, together with (ex officio), the General Secretary nominee Mrs Ann Leck. 65/13. The Conference appointed the lay persons nominated by the Synod to the General Committee of the Relief and Extension Fund for Methodism in Scotland and notes the membership of the Committee as otherwise provided for in Standing Order 476(1)(i), (ii) and (iii) as follows: (i) OFFICIAL TRUSTEES: the Chair and Ministerial Secretary of the Methodist Synod in Scotland and the Ministerial Secretaries responsible for “Mission in Britain” and “Property” (being the “ex officio Trustees” of the Fund); The Revd Lily P Twist, Chair of the District The Revd T Alan Anderson, Ministerial Secretary of the Synod Vacancy, Unit Coordinator for Church Life (which covers “Mission in Britain”) The Revd Dr Michael J Hill, Ministerial Secretary for Property (ii) NON-OFFICIAL TRUSTEES: the (lay) Synod Secretary, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Fund, the Lay Secretaries responsible for “Mission in Britain” and “Property”, and 1 other appointed by Synod; Mr David A Easson, Synod Secretary Mr Edward A L Wallace, Secretary of the Fund Mrs Ann Bradley, Treasurer of the Fund Vacancy, Lay Secretary for Mission in Britain Dr Alan J Hayes, Lay Secretary for Property Miss Maureen G Anderson (iii) The Superintendent of each Circuit in the District (not otherwise appointed) The Revd Andrew Letby The Revd Dr Elizabeth J B Adam The Revd Allan Y Loudon The Revd David B Archer The Revd J Kenneth Morgan The Revd Mary M Patterson The Revd Dr Peter J Howson (iv) Lay persons nominated by the Synod and appointed by the Conference; Mrs Margaret Brown Mrs Jennifer H Easson Mr Sandy Laurie 65/14. The Conference appointed the Audit Committee: Mr Rodney Betts, Mr John Chastney (Chair), Mr Andrew Whitley, Mr Peter Mills, Ms Dzifa Tay. In attendance: Mr Edward Awty, Mr Andrew Gibbs, Mr Nick Moore, Ms Maureen Ndagire 65/15. The Conference appointed the Methodist Council of 2011: The ex officio members specified in Standing Order 201, and: The chair of the Council: Mr David Walton The Assistant Secretary of the Conference: The Revd Gareth J Powell The lead Connexional Treasurer: Mr Andrew Gibbs Four District Chairs: The Revds Keith Davies, Ruth M Gee, A Ward Jones, Loraine Mellor Thirty-one District representatives: Mr Gareth Baron, the Revds Nigel F Barton, Jade Bath, Christopher Briggs, Stephen J Charman, Mr Stephen Cooper, Mr Gerry Davis, the Revd Rachel Deigh, Mrs Angela Evans, Mr Clive Falla, Mr John Goacher, the Revds Ruth Goodland, Richard Hall, Dr Nigel Hardwick, the Revds Novette Headley, Graham Horsley, Dr Peter J Howson, Mr Graham Illingworth, Mr David Ingham, the Revds Peter Jennings, Gillian Newton, Mr Andrew Owen, Mr Richard Saunders-Hindley, the Revd D Paul C Smith, Mr Christopher Stephens, the Revds Simon C Sutcliffe, David Warnock, Alison Wilkinson, Mr Richard Wills, Mr John Woosey, one name to appear on the Order Paper. The Connexional Team Secretaries: The Revd Dr Martyn D Atkins, Ms Christine Elliott, Mr John Ellis, the Revd Dr Mark H Wakelin The Chair and two members of the SRC: Mr Kenvyn Wales, Mr Adrian Burton, Ms Alison Jackson Mr Adrian Burton – Elected by the SRC to serve on the Methodist CouncilA representative of the Diaconal Order: Deacon Susan Culver Two representatives of the Youth Assembly: to be appointed by the Youth Conference Two representatives of the Committee for Racial Justice: Mrs Nwabueze Nwokolo, the Revd Joseph B Suray Up to four Conference-appointed persons 65/16. The Conference directed that in accordance with Standing Order 210(2)(a) the Districts shall be represented on the Methodist Council of 2012 as follows: By a minister or deacon: Bolton and Rochdale, Channel Islands, Cornwall, Darlington, East Anglia, Leeds, Manchester and Stockport, Nottingham and Derby, Northampton, Plymouth and Exeter, Southampton, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, Shetland, Bedfordshire Essex Hertfordshire, South East By a lay person: Cymru, Wales, Birmingham, Bristol, Cumbria, Chester and Stoke, Isle of Man, Lincoln and Grimsby, Liverpool, Newcastle, Lancashire, Sheffield, West Yorkshire, York and Hull, Scotland, London 65/17. The Conference appointed the following to accompany the President and the Vice-President as its representatives to the Irish Conference: The Revd Alan Bradley and Mrs Sylvia Harrison. 65/18. The Conference appointed the following officers of the 2012 Conference: Representative Session: Journal Secretary: The Revd Jennifer M Dyer Record Secretary: The Revd Neil A Stubbens Assistant Record Secretary: The Revd Jennifer M Dyer Convener of the Memorials Committee: Mr Martin Harker Ministerial Session: Record Secretary: The Revd Jennifer M Dyer Assistant Record Secretary: The Revd Neil A Stubbens 65/19. The Conference appointed the trustees of Epworth Old Rectory as follows: The Revd Brian Bailey, Mrs Jennifer Carpenter, the Revd Graham Carter, Mr Roger Kuhnel, Mr Barry Clarke, Mr David Harris, the Revd David Leese, Mr Cliff Lewer, Mr Eddie Mardell, the Revd Drs Herbert McGonigle, David Perry, Mr William Platts, Mr John Purdy (Secretary), Mr Keith Rothery (Treasurer), the Revd Ian R S Walker World Methodist Council (WMC) Trustees: The Revd Dr John Barrett, Bishop Heinrich Bolleter, Mrs Thelma Crowder, the Revd George Freeman, Mr Robert Williams. 65/20. The Conference appointed the following officers of the Conference Diaconal Committee; Recording Officers: Deacons Susan Hibberd and Myrtle Poxon Reporting Officer: Deacon Myrtle Poxon Details of New Nominations (underlined above): Eunice Attwood, Vice-President of the Conference 2010-2011 Alan Bradley, nominated by the President and Vice-President Christopher Briggs, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Southampton District Stephen J Burgess, Chair of the York and Hull District David M Chandler, Circuit Steward and former Head teacher with a wide experience of dealing with complaints processes Rachel Deigh, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Bolton and Rochdale District Siôn Rhys Evans, Ministries & Learning Coordinator, Connexional Team Nigel Hardwick, nominated to the Methodist Council by the York and Hull District David Harris, OBE TD DL(former Deputy County Lieutenant Lincolnshire) LLB (a practising Solicitor) and local resident Sylvia Harrison, nominated by the President and Vice-President John Hellyer, Chair of the South-East District Jenny Impey, Chair of the London District, nominated by South East stationing region to the Stationing Committee Ann Leck, General Secretary Nominee Carmila Legarda, Head of Personnel, Connexional Team Eddie Mardell, retired editor of local paper (Epworth Bells) a good press contact and local resident Loraine Mellor, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Chairs’ Meeting Lesley Morland, nominated by North/Scotland stationing region to the Stationing Committee Gillian Newton, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Manchester and Stockport District Andrew Owen, nominated to the Conference as the new Chair of the Stationing Committee Mike Petter, Lay Stationing Representative for the Southampton Distirct, nominated by the South West stationing region to the Stationing Committee Peter Pillinger, Chair of the Plymouth & Exeter District, nominated by South West stationing region to the Stationing Committee Gareth Powell, nominated to the Conference as the new Assistant Secretary of the Conference Stephen Poxon, Chair of the Lancashire District, nominated by North West stationing region to the Stationing Committee Richard Saunders-Hindley, nominated to the Conference by the Sheffield District Paul Smith, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Plymouth and Exeter District Christopher Stephens, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Newcastle upon Tyne District Doug Swanney, Head of Discipleship and Ministries Cluster, Connexional Team Mary R Teed, Supernumerary minister with experience of supporting parties in the complaints process and also of reconciliation process Andrew Whitley, 21/14 South Fylde Circuit Treasurer Alison Wilkinson, nominated to the Methodist Council by the Darlington District Andrew D Wood, Chair of the Southampton District 65/21. The Conference appointed the following as its representatives to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church to be held in Tampa Florida, USA 24 April - 4 May 2012: Mr David Bradwell – lay, circuit steward of Edinburgh and Forth circuit, Scotland District. (under 35) Associate Secretary, Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland. Ms Christine Elliott – lay, member Wesley's Chapel, Secretary for External Relationships. Leader of the delegation. The Revd Carla S Hall – ordained presbyter, ministerial synod secretary to Newcastle District synod. (under 35) member of Regrouping for Mission Bigger than Circuits working group. The Revd Dr Andrew D Wood – ordained presbyter, Chair of Southampton District, chair of Fresh Ways working group, member of (shadow) Ministries Committee.