|GENERAL CONFERENCE MAKES CHANGES TO GENERAL OFFICER STAFF|
With the retirement of two general officers and the recent passing of another, the Conference sought to fill those positions and decide on several more that were contested.
Below is a listing of what the outcomes were after the voting on Friday night:
Dr. W. Robert Johnson III returns for what he terms his last four years of service in this position.
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Shirley Welch retains her position as it was not contested.
Director of Evangelism
Dr. Otis T. McMillian retains his position as it was not contested.
Secretary, Christian Education
Reverend Kathy Brown fills this position with the retirement of Dr. Raymon Hunt
Editor, Church School Literature
Dr. Mary A. Love retains her position as it was not contested.
Editor, Star of Zion
Mrs. Addie Lisby fills this position with the recent passing of her husband and long time Editor of the Star, Mr. Michael Lisby
Secretary-Treasurer, Overseas Missions/Editor, Missionary Seer
Dr. Kermit J. DeGraffenreidt retains his position as it was not contested.
Editor, Quarterly Review/Secretary, Historical Society
Reverend Dr. William McKenith fills this position with the retirement of Dr. James Armstrong. Dr. McKenith is out of the New Jersey Conference of Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District.
Secretary-Treasurer, Brotherhood Pensions
Mr. David Aiken, former President of the Connectional Lay Council takes over this position.
Secretary-Treasurer, Church Extension and Home Missions
This position, by the approval of the General Conference, is slated to be merged under the Bureau of Evangelism with a new departmental name. Reverend Terrance Jones will retain his position as it was not contested, however, Reverend Jones, under this new structure will report to the Director of Evangelism.
Director, Department of Health and Social Concerns
Dr. Bernard Sullivan retains his position.
Director, Public Affairs
Reverend George E. McKain II retains his position as it was not contested.