Annual Conference elects its officers for the next four years

By Jessica Brodie

GREENVILLE— South Carolina has a new slate of conference officers for the quadrennium.

A quadrennium is a four-year period significant in the denomination’s governance and planning, encompassing General Conferences and other strategic initiatives.

Kay G. Crowe was elected as both conference chancellor and conference parliamentarian.

A. Melton Arant Jr. was elected as conference secretary, with Karen L. Jones as first assistant secretary. Assistant secretaries elected were Jeri Katherine Warden Sipes (Tellers); Joseph Christopher Greene, Angela Ford Nelson and Carol W. Stoops (Proceedings); and Beverly Cheryl CroweTipton (Worship).

Elizabeth Westbury was elected as conference treasurer and statistician, with A.V. Huff Jr. elected as conference historian and R. Phillip Stone as conference archivist.

Betty Void and Michael Jennings were elected as conference co-lay leaders.

After Crowe’s election as parliamentarian, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston called outgoing parliamentarian Dr. Tim McClendon to the dais. Holston lifted up McClendon’s long and excellent service, noting he had served as parliamentarian for 32 before his retirement this year.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve you and to serve God,” McClendon said to hearty applause.

Holston also thanked outgoing Conference Secretary Ken Nelson and outgoing Conference Lay Leader Barbara Ware for their long service.

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