The Revd Richard Teal and Carolyn Lawrence were inducted as President and Vice-President at the Methodist Conference (conducted online) on Saturday 27 June 2020.
To read more about our new President and Vice President, click here.
Personal qualities expected for the two offices are:
The discernment of the call of God to the office of President and Vice-President is the essential pre-requisite. Recognising this, the following attributes will be helpful in those who respond to such a calling.
Enthusiasm and willingness to serve the whole Church.
An understanding and appreciation of connexionalism and the authority of the Conference.
The ability to demonstrate leadership which is shared between ordained and lay.
Flexibility in relation to time, travel and other commitments.
Willingness to work closely with the Secretary of the Conference and presidential colleague.
Being a person of prayer who listens carefully and seeks to discern and share wisdom.