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Gateway Conference

Leadership Summit


Saturday, April 20, 2024

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9:30am-   Registration*

10:00am- Welcome & Devotional

by Rev. Terry Beasley, MMI Executive Director followed by

Worship and Communion

10:30am- Message by Bishop Cowart

11:30am- Break

11:45am- Organize Conference/Nominating Committee results (e-mail ballot before Leadership Summit)

Noon-       Lunch

1:30pm-   Gateway Vision - Supt. Tolly

2:15pm-   Break

2:30pm-   Special Speaker-Larry Walkemeyer, co-strategic catalyst for multiplication on the Free Methodist Church USA Executive Leadership Team 

3:30pm-   Board of Administration report/Ministerial Education and Guidance Report

4:30pm-    Adjourn for Dinner

5:00pm-    Dinner 

7:00pm-    Worship/Message by Bishop Cowart/Ordination Service

*Breakfast will not be served (snacks, coffee and soda will be available all day). Our afternoon break will feature Cheese and Sausage from Marcoot Jersey Creamery:  https://marcootjerseycreamery.com/.

*Registration is required by April 8 for meals. We cannot guarantee availability after that date. Click here for registration form. Please email [email protected] and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions for meals.

Additional information is available on our website:


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Nominating Committee

Ballot and Voting



The Nominating Committee Ballot will be sent through Constant Contact to those who are eligible to vote. This ballot will also include a link to view the Nominating Committee report and Biographies for those on the ballot.


This ballot will be sent out on Monday, April 8 via newsletter. Those eligible to vote will have until Monday, April 15 to vote. After that date, the voting will be closed and the results will be announced during the April 20 Leadership Summit.


Those with the highest number of votes will be elected (a majority will not be needed).  In the event of a tie, the Gateway Conference Board of Administration will determine who will serve. Biographies for candidates and a copy of the Nominating Committee Report are available at: 

Gateway Conference | 2024 Reports (gatewayfmcusa.org)

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Service Awards

Service Awards will be given during the Dinner at Leadership Summit. According to our information, the following people will be receiving service awards:

Service Awards:

5 year awards-Reuben Diyali,

Shanella Huntley-Marzuk, Wilson Nzitubundi,

Gideon Sepombe

10 year award-Jennifer Dunkley

35 year award-Steve Coates

40 year award-Mark Scandrett

Service awards are given for years of appointed service in a Free Methodist Church or Free Methodist Institution and are given in increments of 5 years. If you are eligible for an award and do not see your name on the list, please respond to [email protected] by Tuesday, April 16.

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Delegate(s) Information

Delegates Credentials are due by Monday, April 15

Delegate's emails are needed ASAP to use for the Nominating Committee Ballot

Click here for Delegate Credentials and Information Sheets

Click here for FAQ's on Election of Delegates

Click here for role of Conference Delegates


Childcare Reimbursement for Pastors

Childcare will not be provided during Leadership Summit. Pastors with young children who have childcare provided at home during Leadership Summit can ask to be reimbursed for this expense.


Requests for reimbursement can be sent to: [email protected]. Please remember to specify the amount that you paid for reimbursement.

Looking Ahead:

Leadership Summit, Saturday, April 20, Greenville FMC

Durley Camp Schedule:May 31-June 6-Durley Family Camp

June 6-9-Staff Training

June 8 -Day Camp (Kindergarten-2nd Grade)

June 10-14-Young Teen 1 Camp (Grades 6-9)

June 17-21-Young Teen 2 Camp (Grades 6-9)

June 24-27-Guide Camp (Grades 4-6)

July 1-3-Guide Camp (Grades 2-4)

August 30-September 1-Senior Teen Weekend (Grades 9-12)

For more information:  www.durleycamp.org

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Superintendent's Schedule:

April 9-11-Supt.'s Meeting at FMCUSA

April 20-Leadership Summit

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