Pre-Conference Video Reports

All reports and petitions can be found in the AC2021 Program and Reports and the AC2021 P&R Supplement.

Committee on Organization and Rules
Chairperson Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith shares information regarding the changes to the Plan of Organization and Rules of Order found on pages 9-17 in the AC2021 Program and Reports.


Council on Finance and Administration (Petition 1a & 1b)
CF&A President, Rev. George Coates, and Conference Treasurer, Dr. Mark King, share highlights from this past year and detail key points from the annual CF&A report and proposed 2022 budget.


Board of Pensions and Health Benefits (Petition 2a & 2b)
Rev. Dr. Sarah Kalish, WNCC Board of Pensions and Health Benefits president, presents the board report regarding pension and health benefits for 2022.


Archives and History Report (Petition 4)
Sandrea Wilson, Archives and History Chairperson, and Jim Pyatt, WNCC Archivist, discuss the details around Petition 4 to approve recognition of the Shook-Smathers House and the property of the former Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church as a United Methodist Historic Site, to be known as the Louisa Chapel Historic Site.


Appalachian State University Wesley Foundation By-laws and Articles of Incorporation (Petition 7)
Rev. Juston Smith, Campus Pastor at Appalachian State University Wesley Foundation, shares details regarding proposed ASU Wesley by-law changes.


Clergy Vacation and Continuing Education (Petition 9)
Uwharrie District Superintendent, Rev. Laura Auten, presents proposed changes to the clergy vacation and continuing education policy.


Task Force on Just Compensation 
Chairperson Rev. Brandon Lazarus offers a brief snapshot of the task force's future plans as they work to close the compensation gap and work towards justice and equality.


United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina
The WNC United Methodist Foundation staff provide an update on the work and ministries of the Foundation this past year.