By Chris Douglas
The 2020 Standing Committee of district delegates to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference met by Zoom on the evening of Sunday, June 28. The meeting took place at the time when the committee would have gathered in Grand Rapids, Mich., to begin an in-person meeting in advance of the now-canceled 2020 Annual Conference.
The two-hour meeting was for the purpose of re-organizing the new Standing Committee and preparing for an online election of the new Nominating Committee and Appeals Committee. The election was held via Survey Monkey and the following people were called:
The following four people will join current Nominating Committee members Michaela Alphonse, Kurt Borgmann, Becky Maurer, and Dennis Webb to form the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee and will be asked to take part in an online organizational meeting to be held in the coming weeks:
Bob Johansen of Northern Indiana District
Kim McDowell of Mid-Atlantic District
Loren Rhodes of Middle Pennsylvania District
Susan Chapman Starkey of Virlina District
The following three people were elected to serve as the Appeals Committee for 2020-2021:
Carolyn Dean of Middle Pennsylvania District
Jonathan Prater of Shenandoah District
Craig Stutzman of Mid-Atlantic District
Alternates to serve if members of the committee must recuse themselves are
1st alternate: Ben Polzin of Northern Ohio District
2nd alternate: Mark Jones of West Marva District
— Chris Douglas is director of the Annual Conference Office for the Church of the Brethren.
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