UMCNext Concludes Meeting with Four Commitments

May 22, 2019


(Leawood, Kansas) -- More than 600 United Methodists gathered in Kansas this week for UMCNext, a conversation in response to the adoption of The Traditional Plan by the 2019 Special General Conference. The participants depart today from an event that has been remarkable for many reasons.
"Every movement has a tipping point, a game changer, a watershed moment; this is one of them," said convening team member Rev. Junius Dotson. "In a moment none of us have experienced before and could never have fully anticipated, we have come together and held many important things in tension. We have managed ambiguity, and cared for the waves of our own emotions and reactions. It has been intense, challenging, powerful, beautiful work we have engaged together." 

The California-Nevada Conference had 12 representatives in attendance: Bishop Minerva Carcaño; Conference Lay Leader Micheal Pope; Executive Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Jorge DominguesEmily Allen; Dr. Randall Miller; and Revs. Staci Current, Kristin Stoneking, Matthew Pearson,  Elizabeth Brick, Hyok In Kwon, Anthony Fatta, and Matt Smith.
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