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Iowa Annual Conference

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a connection of some 158,000 people who gather in 760 communities of faith across the state, and as people of "open hearts, open minds, and open doors" are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

  1. One Minute with the Delegates - Phil Carver

    Phil Carver, a delegate from Iowa heading to the 2019 Special General Conference, talks about his spiritual and mental preparation. "I'm accustomed to taking spiritual walks each day," he said. "It's another time for me to reflect on the legislation that's before us, the decisions that we are looking at making, and some of the ways that I am seeking God's guidance."

  2. One Minute with the Delegates - Rev. Lilian Gallo Seagren

    Rev. Lilian Gallo Seagren discusses her prayers for the upcoming Special Called General Conference.

    "We pray that we will be gifted with peace, patience and hope so that we may be the best church and witness of Christ's body to the whole world," she said.

    This is the second of a series of interviews with Iowa Conference delegates prior to the Special Called General Conference.

  3. One Minute with the Delegates — Reverend Tom Shinkle

    Reverend Tom Shinkle, a delegate to the 2019 Special General Conference, talks about what it means to him to represent the Iowa Conference and his church.

    "In the end, we know this is God's church with a capital 'C' so we know God will prevail," he said.

  4. Bishop Laurie Haller prays for Iowa UM's and the General Conference

    Bishop Laurie Haller offers a prayer for Iowa United Methodists and for the 2019 special General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

  5. A Bishop's Role at the General Conference

    Bishop Laurie Haller speaks about the role of a bishop at the General Conference of The United Methodist Church

  6. Bishop Laurie Haller looks ahead to the 2019 General Conference

    Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Annual Conference looks ahead to the 2019 special General Conference of The United Methodist Church, her first as a bishop of the church.

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