Praying Our Way Forward Dec 16 - 22


DECEMBER 16, 2018

Prayer Theme: Prepare the Way of the Lord

Together, we enter this 30th week of the Council of Bishops’ call to Pray Our Way Forward. There are 9 more weeks before the February 23-26, 2019 special session of the General Conference begins in St. Louis. The entire United Methodist family is called to prayer and fasting for the mission and unity of The United Methodist Church.

Below you will find the names of some of our leaders who will serve as delegates.  Please join us in prayer and fasting for them—that they may be guided by the Holy Spirit in their conduct, their attitudes, and their decisions. For 12 million United Methodist around the world, prayer is the most significant and positive spiritual thing we can do at this important moment in the history of the United Methodist Church. Thank you for participating in this global prayer initiative.

Please invite your family, your small group, your local congregation, your district, and your annual conference to join us in prayer.

Together we pray for a few of the 864 delegates and 200 alternates to the 2019 General Conference:

  1. Caleb Jeffrey Harper, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  2. Amy Barlak Aspey, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  3. George Glenn Howard, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  4. Christopher Todd Heckaman, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  5. Philip R Moots, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  6. Roger Grace, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  7. Katherine Susan Rohrs, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  8. Michael Barrett Slaughter, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  9. Joy Perry, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  10. Karen M Cook, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  11. William H Brownson, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  12. Curnell Graham, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  13. Chris E Steiner, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  14. Deanna E Stickley-Miner, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  15. Harris Kodjie Glover Tay, Laity, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  16. Douglas Alan Damron, Clergy, West Ohio, North Central Jurisdiction, USA
  17. Sergey Kim, Laity, Central Russia, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  18. Sergei Nikolaev, Clergy, Central Russia, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  19. Iuliia Flaritovna Minikhanova, Laity, Eastern Russia-Central Asia Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  20. Yulia Starodubets, Clergy, Eastern Russia-Central Asia Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  21. Tarmo Lilleoja, Laity, Estonia, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  22. Taavi Hollman, Clergy, Estonia, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  23. Marina Yugay, Laity, Northwest Russia Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  24. Khen Su Kim, Clergy, Northwest Russia Provisional, Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference
  25. Carolyn Ann Dove, Laity, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  26. Edward Andrew Goff, Clergy, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  27. Sarah Sloan Kreutziger, Laity, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  28. Juliet Padgham Spencer, Clergy, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  29. Pedro P. Aguila, Laity, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  30. Ronald Pat Day, Clergy, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  31. Terrel Jones DeVille, Laity, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  32. Bernadine Johnson, Clergy, Louisiana, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  33. Sidney G Strebeck, Laity, New Mexico, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  34. Eduardo Rivera, Clergy, New Mexico, South Central Jurisdiction, USA
  35. Edwin Adriano Salonga, Laity, Bulacan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  36. Norlito Tapia Ambi, Clergy, Bulacan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  37. Evangeline Justo Cristobal, Laity, East Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  38. Janeth Laquindanum Rufino, Clergy, East Mindanao Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  39. Munda Varona Dablo, Clergy, Palawan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  40. Susan Estrada Dillozon, Laity, Palawan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  41. Jowey Carany Celzo, Laity, Pangasinan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  42. Jesus Nabor De Los Santos, Clergy, Pangasinan Philippines, Philippines Central Conference
  43. Adelia Pascual Carlos, Laity, Philippines-Cavite (PACC) Philippines Central Conference
  44. Noel Syjucco Cua, Clergy, Philippines-Cavite (PACC) Philippines Central Conference

Together we pray for one member of the General Commission of the General Conference:
Sara Hotchkiss, commission member and business manager.

Together we pray for one member of the General Conference Staff:
Raymond Trapp – Worship and Music Director.

Together we pray for a few members of the Council of Bishops in the USA and around the world:
Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area and his spouse, Elisabeth Flinck
Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball of the West Virginia Episcopal Area and her spouse, Barry Ball
Bishop David Alan Bard of the Michigan Episcopal Area and his spouse, Julie Bard
Bishop Frank J. Beard of the Illinois Great Rivers Episcopal Area and his spouse, Melissa Beard
Bishop Thomas Bickerton of the New York Episcopal Area and his spouse, Sally Bickerton

Together we pray for one member of the Commission on a Way Forward:
Rosemarie Wenner, Europe, Germany, bishop.

Together we pray for one United Methodist Commission or Agency and leader:
Thomas Kemper is the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, the agency which connects the church in mission. To learn more about the General Secretary and the largest General Agency of The United Methodist Church click here.