Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 special session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2018

Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

Nashville, Tenn.:  Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, in the U.S. 

Approximately 150 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Applicants must be able to serve all four days of the Special Session. 

Marshals will be part of the team that will assist delegates, guests, and staff with seating, checking credentials, providing information, and other duties as assigned.

Pages will assist delegates, staff, bishops, members of the Judicial Council and official guests with communication and other needs. They distribute approved materials and deliver printed information.  Pages should expect to do a great deal of walking.

Marshals and pages are responsible for their own travel and expenses. Those interested should submit an online application before the deadline of July 31. If you have additional questions, contact Dick Hooton at revshoot@gmail.com.

A separate process will be opened at a later date seeking marshals and pages for the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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About General Conference
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. A special session of the General Conference has been called for February 23-26, 2019, while General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.

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