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General Conference Delegation 2019 Special Session

The delegations for the General Conference 2016 and the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference 2016 were elected at Annual Conference 2015. The elected delegates are listed below. These are also the delegates for the Special Session of General Conference 2019.

General Conference Delegation 2019 Special Session

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The following persons were elected to serve on the Florida Conference delegation to General Conference and are listed in the order of their election:


Clergy Delegates


Rev. Alex A. Shanks; Assistant to the Bishop
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815





Rev. Dr. Rinaldo D. (Rini) Hernandez; South West District Superintendent
7655 Trillium Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34241




Rev. Dionne C. Hammond; Pastor, First – Melbourne  
110 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901




Rev. David A. Dodge; Retired Clergy
113 Sea Grove Main Street, Unit 101
St. Augustine, FL 32080




Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Weems; South East District Superintendent
6000 Maynada St., Coral Gables, FL 33146




Rev. Jacqueline P. Leveron; Pastor, East Naples UMC
2701 Airport Road South, Naples, FL 34112




Rev. Dr. Sharon G. Austin; Director of Connectional Ministries
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815




Rev. Joanes Martin; Clergy
PO Box 2671, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-2671

Rev. Dr. Geraldine Williams McClellan; Retired Clergy
625 S.E. 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641






Lay Delegates


*Molly R. McEntire; First – Lakeland
Mission Training and Volunteer Coordinator at Florida UM Conference
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815




Derrick Scott, III; Campus Ministry Director; CrossRoad – Jacksonville
1411 Inwood Terrace, Jacksonville, FL 32207





Alice M. Williams; President, Williams Consulting, St. Luke’s – Orlando
5209 Fieldview Ct., Orlando, FL 32819






Milton E. (Mickey) Wilson; Retired; First – Lakeland
3500 Hopkins Street, Nashville, TN 37215





William R. (Russ) Graves; Retired; First – Melbourne
2260 Front Street # 204, Melbourne, FL 32901-7374





Jeremy K. Hearn; Worship Leader; First – Lakeland  
1730 Turtle Rock Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803




Rachael P. Sumner; Preschool Director; First – Titusville
2723 Yorkshire Drive, Titusville, FL 32796




Carlene R. Fogle-Miller; Student; Memorial – Fernandina Beach
722 N Boston Ave., Deland, FL 32724





Janet B. Earls; Director of Congregational Vitality; First – Lakeland  
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815





Clergy Reserve Delegates


Rev. David Allen; Assistant Dean, School of Religion, Bethune-Cookman University
116 Wedge Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32124





Rev. William David McEntire; Pastor
72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801





Rev. Audrey Blaine Warren; Pastor
400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132




Rev. James Joseph Therrell; North East District Superintendent
1415 LaSalle St., Jacksonville, FL 32207




Rev. Dr. Robert B. Bushong; East Central District Superintendent
2221 Lee Road, Suite 21, Winter Park, FL 32789





Rev. Dr. Armando Joel Rodriguez; Pastor
1170 S. Orange Ave., Bartow, FL 33830


Rev. Dr. Kevin Michele James; Pastor
5200 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32137






Lay Reserve Delegates

Martha Gay Duncan; Retired
4225 Pebble Pointe Dr., Lakeland, FL 33813





Anne Pierre-Louis; Nurse
1770 N.E. 191 Street, Apt.#312, North Miami Beach, FL 33179




Paulette T. Monroe; Conference Lay Leader
6550 Royal Tern St., Orlando, FL 32810





Rod Lee Groom; Retired
5712 39th St. Cir. E., Bradenton, FL 34203




Joyce Waldon A. Bright; Retired
3491 Colwyn Ct., Orlando, FL 32812-5968




Rodney Akers; Retired
311 Ellen Way, Brandon, FL 33510




Benjamin Dale Spangler
705 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32308





Alternate Delegates


Rev. Vicki R. Walker; Minister of Missions & Outreach; 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606

Rev. Wayne D. Wiatt; Pastor; 120 Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301

Rev. Catherine Fluck Price; Pastor; 4088 NW 63rd Way, Gainesville, FL 32606

Rev. Melissa Ann Cooper; 2350 Oak Hammock Preserve Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34746

Rev. Jamie Ray Westlake; Pastor; 719 Westwood Dr., Brandon, FL 33511

Rev. Annette Stiles Pendergrass; Pastor; 7400 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32940

Rev. Joseph Richard MacLaren; Pastor; 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, FL 32765



Rushing Johnstone Kimball; Student; 1544 Emory Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Kelly Rebecca Minter; 76 Roscoe Blvd S., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Walter Lee Dry; Consultant (Labor Relations & EEO); 3418 Knotty Oaks Circle, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Brittany Erin Cott; Student; 12958 Cats Claw Lane, Orlando, FL 32828

Frances Yingling Jennings; Teacher; 1604 Avondale Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205

Michael Reed Coffey; Director of Outreach ministries; 1226 Scandia Terrace, Oviedo, FL 32765

Gary Lamar Sanders; Attorney; 2153 S. E. 11th St., Ocala, FL 34471