2024 Annual Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan

You can help shape the future of the church! Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2024 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the Lord prompt you to nominate?

Please make this “Request for Nominations” document (PDF) available to the leaders and members of your congregation and urge them to submit nominations. We need nominees from every part of the church. The Nominating Committee of the Standing Committee is extending the deadline for submitting nominations from December 4th to January 5th.

To make a nomination

Complete a nomination form

If you’ve been nominated

Complete the nominee info form

Open positions

  • Moderator Elect

    One person, 3-year term

    Ineligible (past 4 Moderators): Donita Keister, Paul Mundey, David Sollenberger, Tim McElwee

    More info»

  • Program and Arrangements Committee

    One person, 3-year term

    Ineligible (member completing a term in 2024): Nathan Hollenberg

    More info»

  • Mission and Ministry Board

    • from Area 4: Northern Plains, Western Plains, Missouri-Arkansas, Southern Plains*

      Districts shown in bold have had no representative on MMB the past 5 years. *Southern Plains has had no representative for over 10 years

      One person, 5-year term

    • from Area 5: Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest

      Districts shown in bold have had no representative on MMB the past 5 years

      One person, 5-year term

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  • Bethany Theological Seminary Trustee

    • Colleges

      One person, 5-year term

    Requested: Nominees who are aware of the dramatic changes taking place in higher education, especially seminary education, or are aware of issues of division in the denomination and changes in the larger church, or are persons of color who can help the seminary have conversations about diversity, or have corporate or executive leadership experience.

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  • On Earth Peace Board

    One person, 5-year term

    The board requests nominees who can help OEP “develop and walk with leaders and communities who work for justice and peace.” To participate in the board’s “values-based consensus” decision making process, each board member must complete a specialized 2.5-day training program in anti-racism, for which OEP covers costs.

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Election procedures

For more information about nominations, view the complete Election procedures.

Call to Accountability

Read information about the Call to Accountability for Equality of Representation on Annual Conference Ballots (PDF).