Name: John O Pearce

Current Church Membership: Belmont UMC

District: Cumberland

Why do you feel called to be a delegate to the 2020 General/Jurisdictional Conferences?

I am called to be a delegate because of my financial experience with the local church and at the Conference level.  I believe the UMC needs a perspective that understands local church and conference level financial issues.  We are entering a rough season financially in the UMC and we need strong leadership in this area.  Every dollar we have to spend starts with a contribution to an offering plate at a local church.

Nominee’s vision for the United Methodist Church.

I believe that the UMC needs to stop our internal fighting with its focus on our differences and refocus our efforts and energy on how we can together create disciples for Christ in a world that desperately needs help.  There are many needs and opportunities for us to make a difference in the world if we would join together with an outward focus on the communities we are a part of.  The people that want to be a United Methodist have a tremendous potential through our connectedness.

Nominee’s leadership and commitments with the local church, district, annual, jurisdictional, and General conference levels from 2016-2019.

I am Chair of the Finance Cmt. at Belmont UMC for many years

I am President of CFA for the TWK Conference

I am a lay voting member to TWK AC