General/Jurisdictional Conference 2012

The 2012 South Central Jurisdictional Conference (SCJC)  is July 18-21 in Oklahoma City, at the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. The Oklahoma Area, led by Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr., will host the event. You will find links to all the information about and out of SCJC 2012 from this page and/or via the tabs to the left.
Visit the news and headlines page for a summary of the days activities or any breaking news from SCJC 2012.

Watch the 2012 South Central Jurisdictional Conference live: You can watch the proceedings from Oklahoma City once the 2012 SCJ Conference convenes on July 18 via live video stream available on the South Central Jurisdiction website. This video feed is available courtesy of the Oklahoma Conference. Any technical issues should be addressed via the SCJ website contacts and not to the Central Texas Conference Service Center as our IT team has no way to affect the quality of the stream. Flash Player 10 is required, and is available as a free download from Adobe's website.

View the agenda for 2012 South Central Jurisdictional Conference (click the link or image right to download a pdf of the conference agenda)

Connect and Converse with the SCJC via Facebook – you can keep up with all that is happening in OKC, share your thoughts and pictures and, well, just do Facebook things via the SCJC Facebook page.
Follow along with all the action on Twitter via official conference hashtag #SCJ12 (just go to and search #scj12)



The Christian Advocate (click the link or the image to the right to download a copy of the SCJC pre-conference journal)

After a process of discernment and prayer, the Central Texas Conference delegations to both the 2012 General and South Central Jurisdictional Conferences have unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed Dr. Michael McKee, senior pastor, First United Methodist Church of Hurst, as the conference’s candidate for the episcopacy. Please see the full announcement of his candidacy here.

 The Jurisdictional Conference has twice the number of delegates from each Annual Conference as the delegates to the General Conference. Both numbers are lower for 2012 due to a large increase in Annual Conferences from Africa. Each Annual Conference in the Connection (whole church) is permitted a lay and a clergy delegate to General Conference. The new influx has sharply decreased the number of delegates allotted to the United States Conferences, as the top number of delegates must be less than 1,000 to General Conference. The South Central Jurisdiction will have 40 fewer delegates than in 2008.

Michael McKee, First UMC Hurst
Tim Bruster, First UMC Fort Worth
Mary Spradlin, Arlington Heights UMC, Fort Worth
Brenda Weir, Retired, Gordon
John McKellar, Whites Chapel UMC, Southlake
Debra Crumpton, Wellspring UMC, Georgetown
Tom Harkrider, Fort Worth
Steve McIver, Ferris
Ethan Gregory, Mineral Wells
Kim Simpson, Arlington
Ed Komandosky, Taylor
Carolyn Stephens, Fort Worth
Tom Robbins, First UMC Temple
Clifton Howard, St. Andrews UMC, Arlington
Chris Hayes, First UMC Keller
Jeannie Trevino-Teddlie, SMU Perkins, Dallas
Paul Gravely, Acton UMC, Granbury
Jerry Chism, William C Martin UMC, Bedford
Paula Whitbeck, Georgetown
Cynthia Rives, Stephenville
Mary Percifield, Alvarado
Darcy Deupree, Fort Worth
Joan Gaspard, Hurst
Corliss McBride, Waco
Randy Wild, CTC Service Center, Fort Worth (C)
Karen Greenwaldt, GBoD, Nashville, TN (C)
Lara Whitley, First UMC Joshua (C)
Mike Ramsdell, First UMC Mansfield (C)
Darlene Alfred, Salado (L)
Edith Jones, Fort Worth (L)
Joseph Boatman, Mansfield (L)
Gayland Daughtery, Comanche (L)




Keep Up With All That Is General Conferece Via Your Mobile Device

Those interested in following the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church while on the go can now do so thanks to a new, free mobile app from United Methodist Communications. Mobile device users employing the iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPopular, iEtc.) and Android platforms can download the app from the iTunes App store, Google Play (formally the Android Market) – just search for United Methodist General Conference – or by visiting the General Conference Mobile App page.


General/Jurisdictional Conference Topical Listening Posts Coming to the Central Texas Conference

The members of the CTC General/Jurisdictional Delegation are hosting a live Listening Post webinar from 3 – 4:30 p.m. March 25. The webinar will originate from First Fort Worth UMC’s Wesley Hall and folks are welcome to attend in person as well as via the internet by going to

This is the first in a series of Listening Posts coming to the CTC designed to inform and discuss with you the direction-setting topics to be debated and voted upon during the General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Please watch Quick Notes and for information on how to attend future Live “In Person” Listening Posts. For questions or more information, contact Rev. Paul Gravley at