2015 Conference Journal

The 2015 Journal of the Annual Conference session is available below in a downloadable PDF format.

If you did not order a copy of the Journal, either on paper, or CD, contact:

Missouri Annual Conference
Phone 573-441-1770

Missouri Annual Conference 2015 Journal

Covers Front and back cover


  Inside Front Cover  
Forward Introductory Information  
  District Map i
  Table of Contents ii
  Contact Info for Conference Offices and Staff vi
  Conference Theme viii
  Five Expectations and Five Practices ix
  Offerings xi
  District Superintendents xii
Section A Episcopal Leadership  
  Missouri Bishops and Surviving Spouses A-2
  2015 Extended Cabinet A-3
  2015 Ordinands A-4
Section B Leaders  
  Conference Officers B-3
  1 Councils B-4
  2 Teams  B-5
  3 Boards B-7
  4 Commissions B-9
  5 Committees B-9
  6 Task Forces B-12
  7 Conference Organizations B-12
  8 District Officers B-14
  9 Wesley Foundation and Related Institutions B-30
  10 Service Beyond the Missouri Conference B-35
Section C Directories  
  2015 Retirees C-2
  Clergy Directory C-4
  Church Directory (PDF) C-154
  Lay Members of the Annual Conference C-202
  District At-Large and Charge Lay Members C-203
  Missouri Conference Surviving Spouses C-224
Section D Sessions  
  Friday, June 5 - Session Minutes D-2 
  Saturday, June 6 - Session Minutes D-6
  Sunday, June 7 - Session Minutes D-11
  Monday, June 8 - Session Minutes D-12
  Motions and Resolutions D-15
  The Business of the Annual Conference D-21
  Part I Organization and General Business D-21
  Part II Pertaining to Ordained Ministers and Local Pastors D-29
  Part III Certification in Specialized Ministry D-64
  Part IV Certified Lay Ministry D-66
  Part V Diaconal Ministry D-66
  Part VI Appointments and Concluding Business D-68
Section E Appointments  
  Gateway Central E-3
  Gateway Regional E-6
  Heartland E-8
  Mark Twain E-11
  Mid-State E-13
  Northwest E-16
  Ozarks E-19
  Southeast E-22
  Southwest E-24
  Missouri Clergy Service Record E-26
Section F Rules & Policies   
  Missouri Annual Conference Standing Rules F-2
  100 Conference Structure F-2
  200 Annual Conference Membership and Session F-8
  300 Financial and Statistical Administration F-10
  400 Clergy Benefits F-10
  500 District Conference F-12
  Board of Trustees and Policies and Procedures F-13
  Clergy Support Team Policies and Procedures F-15
  Active Participant Health Insurance F-15
  Retiree Health Insurance F-17
  Moving Expense Reimbursement for Retirees; Death Benefit Payments F-19
  Equitable Compensation Minimum Salary & Grants, Arrearage Policy F-20
  Policy on Parsonages and Cash Housing Allowance F-21
  Guidelines and Recommendations for Church Provided Residences F-22
  2016 Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan Summary F-25
  Council on Finance and Administration 2015 Policies and Procedures F-29
  I. General Policies F-29
  II. Recommendations on General Church & Conference Support F-32
  III. Approved Special Offerings F-34
  Council on Finance and Administration 2015 Internal Policies F-36
  Membership F-36
  The Conference Treasurer F-36
  Financial Procedures for the Missouri Conference F-36
  Conference Reserve Funds F-38
  Investment of Conference Funds F-38
  Other Policies F-39
  Moving Fund Report F-39
  2015 Moving Policy F-40
Section G Reports   
  Clergy Support Team G-2
  Clergy Support Team Report to the 2015 Annual Conference G-2
  Guidelines for Providing Equitable Compensation G-3
  Process for Approval G-4
  Retired Minister's Day; Moving Expense Reimbursement; Death Benefits; Health Insurance G-6
  Proposed Budget for 2016 G-7
  2016 Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan G-8
  Episcopacy and Episcopal Residence Committees Report G-9
  Reports from Affiliate Educational Institutions Not Requiring Vote G-10
  Africa University Report to the 2015 Missouri Annual Conference G-10
  Candler School of Theology G-12
  Iliff School of Theology G-13
  Perkins School of Theology G-15
  Saint Paul School of Theology G-16
  Southern Methodist University G-17
  United Theological Seminary G-18
Section H Historical   
  Memoirs of God's Faithful Servents H-2
  Missouri Conference H-2
  Clergy Spouses H-5
  Mozambique Conference: Clergy and Spouses H-7
  The Unchanging Role of the Honored Dead H-8
Section I Administration   
  2015 Missouri Annual Conference Budget I-2
  2014 Treasurer's Report I-12
  2014 Statistical Tables I-21
  Gateway Central I-22
  Gateway Regional I-32
  Heartland: Heartland Central I-50
  Heartland: Heartland South I-60
  Mark Twain I-70
  Mid-State I-88
  Northwest: Heartland North I-106
  Northwest: Pony Express I-116
  Ozarks: Ozarks North I-134
  Ozarks: Ozarks South I-144
  Southeast I-154
  Southwest I-172
  Missouri Conference Totals I-190