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Recorded Links | Pre-ACS Orientation and District Conference - August 22, 2020
posted on August 26
Dear Members of the Central Valley District Conference,
What a joy is was to gather with nearly 100 of you by zoom this past Saturday. You all are demonstrating increasing adaptability and new skills as we change the forms of being the Church.
I want to thank our Administrative Assistant Claudia Trejo for all of her work in managing the registration logistics, preparing our handouts and serving as our technical support during the conference. I know you appreciate the ways she helps us order our ministry together.
I am grateful for our District Lay Leader Diana Bulls and each of our District Committee Chairpersons – Mark Wharff, Gregory Floyd, Karen Stoffers-Pugh, Charlotte Twitchell, Bob Gilberg, and Nancy Reding – who have not only provided excellent leadership throughout the year but did a great job with their reports and presentations to us. I’m impressed with how nimbly they executed PowerPoint and the zoom mechanics of screen sharing. I offer a special shout-out to Joanne Hull who graciously served as our Conference Secretary. Thank you to all who were elected into leadership for this new conference year. We welcome our new youth and young adult delegates, too! I’m grateful for all that God is doing in and through us as we invite others to belong to the community of Christ, to become like Christ, and to be a blessing to the world in the name of Jesus.
As promised, we are sending the links of the two recordings especially for those who were not able to attend. But some of you may want re-watch certain sections like how the voting process with will during the Annual Conference Session.
Here is the link for the Pre-Conference Orientation that began at 9:00 a.m.
Here is the link for our District Conference that began at 10:35 a.m.
Youth and Young Adults Delegates
Rayne Diamond, Tehachapi Valley UMC (Pastor Falamao Samate)
Diego Luna, Merced UMC (Pastor Ella Luna Garza)
Trinity Róvere, First UMC-Hanford (Pastor Pablo Róvere)
*Evan Van Dyken, Merced UMC (Pastor Ella Luna Garza)
Hannah Estrella, St. Paul’s UMC-Stockton (Pastor Romeo Gunzon)
Jagger Simas, First UMC-Modesto (Pastor Ani Missirian-Wilson)
*Santos Soto, Kerman UMC (Pastor Jola Bortner)
*Clayton Wallen, Riverbank First (Pastor Jeffrey Holder)
*Mirabel Soto, Kerman UMC (Pastor Jola Bortner)
Please pray for Bishop Carcaño and all who are working with her to plan and leader our Annual Conference Session next month. Be sure that you register by September 1st. I pray for you and our churches each day. May you sense God’s sustaining and transforming grace in your ministry.
Walking with you as we follow Jesus,