The mission of United Methodists of Greater New Jersey is “to recruit and develop transformational leaders so that people and communities experience healing, renewal and wholeness from God.” That mission pertains not only to congregations but also to the conference boards, agencies and committees that serve them.
Now, new leaders—faithful disciples committed to connectional ministry—are needed and being sought for some of those boards, agencies and committees for 2024-28. GNJ’s Nominations Committee, chaired by Conference Lay Leader David Yamoah, is helping each of those groups to find and recruit gifted members for election by the 2024 Annual Conference to fill current and continuing leadership needs.
A key “Ending the Sin of Racism” goal is to increase the numbers of People of Color who chair boards, agencies and committees to ensure that they occupy at least 50 percent of those roles.
To learn who leads the various boards, committees and agencies visit the Connectional Table web page. (Or use the PDF version of the list: 2023-24 GNJ Leadership Report.) The Rev. Iraida Ruiz de Porras chairs the Connectional Table.
To learn the mission of each group visit the Agencies and Committees web page. And finally, to learn their membership needs and to complete nomination applications for yourself or others, visit the Nominations Committee Application (gnjumc.org) web page. (Scroll down the page to see the application.)
Boards, committees and agencies have submitted both their leadership needs—including chairpersons for some—and their current nominees to the Nominations Committee, who will contact nominees to confirm their interest in serving. But additional nominees are welcome. Anyone who wishes to serve should complete and submit a Nominations Committee Application (gnjumc.org) by no later than January 15.
The Nominations Committee will meet January 23 and complete its Nominations Report to the Annual Conference by March 1, to be published in the Pre-Conference Workbook.