Audrey Andersson, secretary of the Trans-European Division, kicks off our series of GC Session conversations, describing how she became a leader in TED.
Communicating heartfelt warmth and irrepressible hope, Janos Kovacs-Biro opened the first General Conference session worship service with a reflection on promises recorded at the beginning of John 14. The passage, on his reading of it, comes down to this assurance from Jesus: I am preparing a place for you. I will return. I will welcome you home.
The 2015 General Conference Session is underway in San Antonio, Texas, and at the start of the first business session Thursday morning, General Conference Vice President Lowell Cooper announced that of the 2,566 total delegates slated to serve, 1,868 delegates have registered on site in San Antonio. Vice President Cooper said, "Although we have some delegate visa issues, we have a large number here."
Gerry Chudleigh, Communication Director for the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has written a response to the film entitled "What Might Have Been," produced by the General Conference. The film was shown this morning at the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas.
The Pacific Union Conference has released its list of delegates to the San Antonio General Conference Session. The Pacific Union, which includes California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah, will send the 38 delegates listed below (15.7% of the North American Division's total of 241 delegates). While the total number of women who will serve as General Conference delegates (436) is only 17% of the total 2,566 delegates, women account for 42% of the delegates from the Pacific Union Conference.
PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE DELEGATES TO GC SESSION 2015
The charts below tell the numerical story of how delegates are apportioned by age, gender and geography at the upcoming General Conference Session in San Antonio. The first image is a graphical representation of the delegates by gender and age.
For the Seventh-day Adventist Church quinquennial session in July when 100 plus General Conference officials will be elected, a voting body of 2,566 delegates is created to handle the election and other church business.
In a recent story about how the delegates are picked, the Adventist News Network reported that 83% of the delegates are male and 17% female.