Together, As One New Conference Updates


On June 16, 2018, delegates from the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences voted overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference. This Conference will need to be approved by General Synod in 2019, and is expected to officially launch Jan. 1, 2020. 

 

Read full coverage of the vote: Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One, June 16, 2018
 

 
Blog Posts Looking at the Vision, Mission & Purpose Statement:

Covenant by Amy Lignitz Harken

“Melt Me, Mold Me, Fill Me, Use Me” by Kurt Walker

Time to Dig a New Foundation Together by Jack Davidson

Setting Aside Old Boundaries to Offer an Unconditional Welcome by Max Grant

Vision, Mission & Purpose Statement

Prior to that vote, a planning team developed a Vision, Mission & Purpose statement for the new unified Conference. You can download the statement here, along with a conversation guide to help you discuss this document in your church.

The Following Were Approved by Delegates:

  • Covenant and Affiliation Agreement  (PDF document)
    This document expresses the intent of the three conferences to join together in forming a new conference.
     
  • Bylaws for the new Together, As One Conference (PDF document)
    These would be the bylaws for the new conference being formed by the CT, MA and RI conferences. The three Boards of Directors have voted to ask delegates at their Annual Meetings in June, 2018, to approve these.

Informational Documents Developed Prior to the Vote:

Together, As One, Board of Directors:

The following Board was elected at the June, 2018, Annual Meetings:

Mr. Elliot Altomare
Class of 2021    
Connecticut  
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The Rev. Ms. Angie Menke Ballou
Class of 2021   
Massachusetts
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The Rev. Ms. Hannah Brown  
Class of 2020
Massachusetts
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Ms. Sandra Dickson
Class of 2020  
Connecticut
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The Rev. Ms. Bridget Fidler   
Class of 2019  
Connecticut   
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The Rev. Ms. Rebecca Floyd Marshall 
Class of 2021      
Rhode Island    
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The Rev. Ms. Jocelyn Gardner-Spencer 
Moderator        
Connecticut    
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The Rev. Ms. Cleo Graham     
Vice President    
Rhode Island 
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Ms. Persephone Hall  
Class of 2020      
Connecticut     
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Mr. Chip Hamblet, Jr. 
Class of 2020        
Massachusetts                                           
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The Rev. Ms. Philomena Hare     
Class of 2019   
Massachusetts 
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Mr. Tracy Keene        
Class of 2021     
Massachusetts      
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Mr. Larry Kellam       
Class of 2020      
Rhode Island    
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Ms. Frances Munro  
Class of 2019 
Rhode Island    
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The Rev. Mr. Bob Nolan    
Class of 2021
Rhode Island 
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The Rev. Mr. Edwin Perez, Jr.   
Class of 2021   
Connecticut   
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Mr. Calvin Price    
Treasurer  
Connecticut 
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Ms. Linda Sable   
Class of 2020
Rhode Island 
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The Rev. Mr. Corey Sanderson 
President   
Massachusetts 
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Dr. Grace Steere
Secretary/Clerk 
Rhode Island  
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Mr. Ian Tosh
Vice Moderator  
Massachusetts
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The Rev. Ms. Marilyn Kendrix 
Conference Minister  
Rhode Island  
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The Rev. Mr. Don Remick  
Conference Minister  
Massachusetts 
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The Rev. Mr. Kent Siladi  
Conference Minister
Connecticut 
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Ms. Dawn Hammond
Staff   
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Some Updates from During the Process: