A Fully Inclusive Church
The Western Jurisdiction seeks to be a faithful region of The United Methodist Church, persevering with faith and discipleship, even in challenging ministry contexts. Our practice of ministry informs our belief that legislative changes are needed to our Book of Discipline and share our practices of inclusion to better equip the full church to say "All Belong."

We have seen the Holy Spirit at work in our diverse congregations and communities and cannot faithfully exclude our LGBTQ+ siblings from participation in any or all levels of the church. In 1 Corinthians 12:21, Paul writes: “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’, nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’” Our exclusion of LGBTQ+ siblings from full participation in the life of our church prevents us from living out this theological commitment that all belong. As we commit ourselves to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons, we recommit ourselves to full inclusion across our ethnicities, races, abilities, genders and economic circumstances.

To that end, a group of elected members of the Western Jurisdiction General and Jurisdictional delegations proposes for consideration by the 2020 General Conference 27 legislative changes to the Book of Discipline to both remove barriers and support greater inclusion of diversity in our United Methodist Church. Implementing these changes will restore Wesleyan accountability, open the church to the movement of the Holy Spirit, restore the church’s ability to fund ministry to which it is called, and equip the church for the work for full inclusion.

To read the full statement and the legislation submitted, please click on this link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DixhwtyHT4ld_TeOfdUev6N5WssMLSwo

We invite you to join us in speaking up for a fully inclusive church by signing in support. (The form follows the signatures below)

General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates are indicated by the following initials:
General Conference Delegate (GC), General Conference Reserve Delegate (GCR);
Jurisdictional Conference Delegate (JC), Jurisdictional Conference Reserve Delegate (JCR)
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Western Jurisdiction Delegates

Alaska
Rev. Jim Doepken (GC)

California-Nevada
Emily Allen (GC)
Rev. Elizabeth Brick (GC)
Michael Hsu (GCR)
Ryland Christian Fernandez (JC)
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan (GC)
Rev. Kathy La Point-Collup (JCR)
Leslie Rickerd (JCR)

California-Pacific
Rev. Darin Arntson (JC)
Rev. Cedrick Bridgeforth (GC)
Rev. Richard Bentley (GCR)
Rev. Tom Choi (GCR)
Rev. John Farley (JC)
Rev. Patricia Farris (JC)
JoAnn Fukumoto (GCR)
Rachel Gipson (GCR)
Rev. Tonya Harris (JCR)
Katharine Henry (JCR)
Rev. Sam B. Kim (JCR)
Mele Maka (GC)
Rev. Allison Mark (GC)
Rev. Mandy McDow (JCR)
Rev. Sandy Olewine (GC)
Liz Roark (JCR)
Erich Schmitt (JC)
Mark Stephenson (GC)
Jason Takagi (JC)
Dione Taylor (JC)
Monalisa Tuitahi (GC)
Phillip Valdes (JC)
Rev. Molly Vetter (GCR)
Claire Williams (JC)
Rev. Frank Wulf (JC)

Desert Southwest
Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath (JC)
Paul Gómez (GC)
Rev. Dan Hurlbert (GC)
Rev. Mary Klaehn (JC)
Julie O'Neal (GCR)

Mountain Sky
M. John Angermayr (JCR)
Rev. Megan Armstrong (JC)
Rev. Mark Calhoun (GCR)
Amy Go (JC)
Rev. Kent Ingram (GC)
Rev. Dr. Valerie L. Jackson (JC)
Don McCammon (GC)
Susan McIntosh (JCR)
Stephanie Moffitt (GCR)
Rev. Sami Pack-Toner (JC)
Rev. Jasper Peters (GC)
Rev. Philip Rogers (JCR)
Rev. Dawn Skerritt (GC)

Oregon-Idaho
Rev. Daryl Blanksma (JC)
Rev. Anna Cho (GC)
Lydia Henry (JC)
Carter Lybeck (JCR)
Jan Nelson (GC)
Kylie Nelson (JC)
Rev. Jeremy Smith (JC)
Rev. Wendy Woodworth (GC)

Pacific-Northwest
Rev. Kay Barckley (JCR)
Nancy Tam Davis (JCR)
Rev. D.J. Del Rosario (JC)
Rev. Joe Kim (JC)
Marie Kuch-Stanovsky (JC)
Noriko Lao (JC)
Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler (GC)

*Other Signers
Rose Aehle (Balt-Wash)
Rev. Dr. Charles Alkula (MtnSky)
Rev. Dr. Amy Aitken (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Penny Adams (Western PA)
Raúl Alegría (Tennessee)
Rev. Dr. Duane Anders (OR-ID)
Caitlyn Anderson (Cal-Pac)
Hannah Andres (PNW)
Rev. Clay Andrew (OR-ID)
Janis Angermayr (MtnSky)
Rev. Jessica Anschutz (New York)
Brett Anthony (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Victoria Apicella (Susquehanna)
Lay Servant Jóse Arcellana (Cal-Nev)
Annie Arnoldi (DSW)
Jennifer Sushi Au (Cal-Nev)
Darlene Azzam (Cal-Pac)

Jason Ballou (Cal-Pac)
Jennifer Banghart (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Denyse Barnes (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Sara Baron (Upper New York)
Rev. Kay Barre (Virginia)
Rev. Lucy Barton (Alaska)
M. Theresa Basile (Cal-Pac)
Jennifer Bath
Mikel Bechtold (MtnSky)
Zach Bechtold (MtnSky)
Angela Bellias (PNW)
Rev. David Bennett (Cal-Nev)
Joy Bennett (Cal-Pac)
Martha Bentley (Minn)
Rev. Brandon Berg (Holston)
Rev. David Berkey (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Jennie Edwards Bertrand (JC - IGRC)
Rev. Laura Beville (OR-ID)
Abagail Blackmon (Holston)
Drew Bladon (North Texas)
Rev. Dawn Blundell (Cal-Nev)
Dr. Mona Bomgaars (Cal-Pac)
Christine Bone
Rev. Lea Booth (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Judith Boroto (DSW)
Rev. Dr. Nancy Bowen (New Mexico)
Rev. Lauren Boyd (MtnSky)
Walker Brault (Minnesota)
Rev. Bailey Brawner (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dr. Joanne Carlson Brown (PNW)
Rev. Joy Rikard Brown (N. Georgia)
Rev. Anne Broyles (Cal-Pac)
Kim Burse (GNJ)
Chessica Moon Burton (North Texas)
Maxine Butcher (Cal-Pac)
Heather Butterfield (PNW)

Debbie Calma-Quon (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Laurel Capesius (Iowa)
Rev. Paul Capetz (Cal-Pac)
Rev. George Carter (Cal-Nev)
Jan Cawvey (Alaska)
Jacqueline Celin (PNW)
Dawn Chastler (OR_ID)
Ms. Lisa Cheby (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Karlene Clark (OR-ID)
Linda Clark (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Genevieve Clark (PNW)
Alan Cook (Cal-Nev)
CLM Frederick Cook (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Catie Coots (Cal-Pac)
Kimberly-Rae Cole (Cal-Nev)
Ronda Cordill (PNW)
Rachel Cozzens (New England)
Carol Coy (Cal-Pac)
Rachael Craig (Alaska)
Rev. Brent Criswell (Cal-Pac)
Maria Silvia Capezio Crookes (Alaska)
Pastor Murray Crookes (Alaska)

Rev. Dan Damon (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Diane Davis (Cal-Pac)
Rev. M. Andrew Davis (Cal-Pac)
Erin Baldwin Day (Alaska)
Rev. Karen Dammann (Alaska)
Rev. Randa D'Aoust (Cal-Pac)
Sandy Davenport (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Andrew Davis (Cal-Nev)
Lisa Dawson (OR-ID)
Roy DeBise-Loomis (DSW)
Jennifer Demaree (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dr. Mary Dennis (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Derek DeToni-Hill (MtnSky)
Rev. Stacy Dickson (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Brian Dierolf (North Texas)
Christina Dillabough (DSW)
Rev. Johan Dodge (Cal-Pac)
Elenor Dote (DSW)
Gail Douglas (OR-ID)
Marty Drake (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Lauren Dunkle (Florida)
Jo Dunlap (Cal-Nev)

Pastor Lydda Eddington (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Mary Edlund (MtnSky)
Janet Edwards (OR-ID)
Justin Edwards (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Roberta Egli (OR-ID)
Erika Ellis (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Karin Ellis (Cal-Pac)
Thomas Elrod (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank (DSW)
Rev. Alexa Eisenbarth (PNW)
Barbara Eychaner (Cal-Nev)

Rev. Donna Farrell (Cal-Nev)
Gaye Fisher (Cal-Pac)
William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA, Assit Bishop, SE Penn Synod)
Mary Foote (PNW)
Jennifer Metz Foster (Cal-Nev)
Dori Fotsch (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Matt Franks (Oklahoma)
Nancy Friday (MtnSky)
Robert Fromer (Cal-Pac)
Lorrie Frost (CalPac)

Rev. Erika Gara (Cal-Pac)
Kathryn Garvin (North Georgia)
Jennifer Gaylord (Cal-Pac)
Jane Gebhart (Cal-Nev)
Perry Gebhart (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Margaret Gilikin (MtnSky)
Rev. Angela Gilreath-Rivers (North Georgia)
Jayson Go (MtnSky)
Rev. Katie Goetz (Cal-Nev)
Mark Gorman (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Heather Gottas (North Texas)
Rev. Nancy Goyings (Cal-Pac)
Dawn Graese (MtnSky)
Rev. Paul Graves (Cal-Nev)
Jessie Gray (PNW)
Rev. John Griffin-Atil (Cal-Pac)
Amanda Grimm (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez (Cal-Pac)

Jeremiah Hagler (Indiana)
Daniel Haley (PNW)
Rebecca Haley (PNW)
Rev. April Hall (Alaska)
Rev. Jonathan Hall (DSW)
Rebecca Hall (Alaska)
Patti Haney (North Texas)
Timothy Hanlin (Western North Carolina)
Rev. Ed Hansen (Cal-Pac)
Julie Harris (Cal-Nev)
PJ Hatcher (South Carolina)
Pastor Ashley Hawkins (MtnSky)
Denise Hawkins
Mary Hawkins (Cal-Pac)
Murray Hawkins (Cal-Pac)
Anne Hawthorne (Cal-Pac)
Becky Henselmeier (Cal-Pac)
Llody Herlong (Cal-Pac)
Pastor Rob Herrmann (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Jerry Herships (MtnSky)
Laura Hertzler (DSW)
Kristen Hipol (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Michele Holloway (OR-ID)
Rev. Janet Hoyland (Missouri)
Laura Hovermale (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Paula Hulet (Cal-Pac)
Susan Hunn (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Cynthia Huskey (Cal-Pac)
Dylan Hyub (OR-ID)

Minister Eric Iki (Cal-Pac)
Nöel Ingram (Cal-Pac)
Andy Offutt Irwin (North Georgia)

Rev. Chris Jackson (Missouri)
Jennifer Jackson (MtnSky)
Nicole Jackson (Cal-Pac)
Amy Jaffe (Cal-Pac)
Steve Jaffe (Cal-Pac)
Justine Janney (Cal-Pac)
Rev. C. Michele Johns (Cal-Pac)
Deaconess Cynthia Johnson (GCR - Rio Texas)
Darylan Johnson (PNW)
Diane Johnson (Missouri)
Rev. Kathryn Johnson (New England)
Mike Johnson (Rio Texas)
Rev. Sandy Johnson (DSW)
Christena Johnston-Pulliam (Balt-Wash)
Rev. Elizabeth Jones (New York)

Rachel Kachur
Katherine Kane (Alaska)
Rev. Kelly Karges (Great Plains)
Rev. Dr. Matthew Kelley (Tenn)
Debbie Kemper (MtnSky)
Rev. Brian Kemp-Schlemmer (DSW)
Rev. Colin Kerr-Carpenter (Cal-Nev)
Dr. Helen Kim (Cal-Nev)
Jeanine Kitrell (Cal-Pac)
Pastor Bob Klein (DSW)
Rev. Waveland King (MtnSky)
Tammi Kobayashi (Cal-Pac)
Rev. JillAnn Knonenborg (Indiana)
Rev. Cynthia Kristopeit (DSW)
Carole Kuruma (Cal-Pac)

Amy Beth Lake (Cal-Pac)
Laura Land (DSW)
Rev. Sharon Langfeldt (MtnSky)
Shane Lanning (Indiana)
Rev. Dr. Candace Lansberry (DSW)
Rev. Ann Lantz (MtnSky)
Pastor Cindy Lawler (Cal-Nev)
William Lazarte (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Kathy Cooper Ledesma (Cal-Pac)
Phyllis Lengyel (Cal-Pac)
Rev. J. Daniel Lewis (Cal-Pac)
Jess Lobdell (Alaska)
Kathryn Loomis (MtnSky)
Rev. Rolland Loomis (Cal-Nev)
Angela Lorenzo (Alaska)
Sarah Louie (Cal-Nev)
Pat Luna (Alabama/West Florida)
Rev. Ann Lyter (DSW)

Shelby Madren (North Carolina)
W. Reid Mallard (North Georgia)
Nat Marionneaux (W. PA)
Rene Markley (Cal-Pac)
Myrna Mainer (PNW)
Rev. Erin Martin (OR-ID)
Julia Martin (PNW)
Loretta Martinez
Rev. Dr. Fran Materra (Cal-Pac)
Lori Matsuno (Cal-Pac)
Cindy Matthews (West Ohio)
Rev. Camille Mattick (Cal-Pac)
Ginny Mayer (PNW)
Rev. Effie McAvoy (GC - New England)
Deaconess Sharon McCart (Cal-Pac)
Ellen McFee (North Georgia)
Candace McKenzie
Anna McKibben (West Ohio)
John McCormick (Cal-Nev)
Miriam McCormick (Cal-Nev)
Pastor Lesli McGowan (PNW)
Erin McGrath (OR-ID)
Rev. Janet McKeithen (Cal-Pac)
Julia A. Arms Meeks (North Georgia)
Susan Mercer (Great Plains)
Tracy Merrick (JCR - Western PA)
Rev. Mark Millhouse (Illinois Great RIvers)
Jenn Miller (Alaska)
Andy Millman (MtnSky)
Rev. Bob Miyake-Stoner (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Zachery Moffatt (Tennessee)
John Moffitt (MtnSky)
Glenn Murakami (Cal-Pac)
Karen Murakami (Cal-Pac)

Crystal Natland (PNW)
Rev. Karen Nelson (OR-ID)
Len Newman (MtnSky)
Rev. Nancy Newman (North Georgia)
Marilyn Newstrum (Minnesota)
Natalie Nimmer (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Barbara Nixon (OR-ID)
Dave Nuckols (GC - Minn)

Camille Obata (Cal-Nev)
Caitlin O'Brian (Cal-Pac)
Janet Oderkirk (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Susan Oeffler (Wisconsin)
Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Melanie Oliver (Cal-Nev)
Kristia Oney (Cal-Pac)
Bonita Onken (Cal-Pac)
David Richards Oshiro (OR-ID)
Scott Overton (OR-ID)
Ken Ow (GC - Balt-Wash)

Rev. Dr. Tara Paul (North Georgia)
Aaron Pazan (OR-ID)
Ellen Pease (Michigan)
Rev. Peter Perry (PNW)
Rev. Dr. Craig Pesti-Strobel (OR-ID)
Flossie Petracca (Upper New York)
Rev. David Petty (MtnSky)
Rev. Paul Perez (GC - Michigan)
Joanne Perez
Rev. Mary Ann Pickard (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Emily Pickens-Jones (Cal-Nev)
Jen Pino (Cal-Pac)
Kathy La Point-Collup (Cal-Nev)
Lisa Polambi (Cal-Pac)
Joseph Pritchard (Western North Carolina)
Karen G. Prudente (GCR - New York)

Pinky Quick (North Georgia)

Rev. Kathy Leonard Raines (OR-ID)
Rev. Bob Rhodes (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dr. Lynne Rhodes (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Dr. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Stephanie Rice (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Sandie Richards (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Heather Riggs (PNW)
Deaconess Robin Ridenour (MtnSky)
Rev. Karen Clark Ristine (Cal-Pac)
Bert Roark (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Bridie Roberts (Cal-Pac)
Claudia Roberts (OR-ID)
Rev. Cindy Roberts (PNW)
Dawn Robinson
Heather Robinson
Rev. Linda Robinson (Cal-Pac)
Ben Roe (MtnSky)
Charlene Rodriquez
Rev. Jessica Rooks (MtnSky)
Rev. Brent Ross (Cal-Pac)
Hannah Farley Rudnick (Cal-Pac)
CLM Rudilyn "Lyn" Rush (PNW)
Joseph Russ (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Ryan Russell (Iowa)
Sharon Russo (Cal-Pac)
Tamara Rustman (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Melissa Rynders (DSW)

Glenn Sakurai (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Lisa Gay Santiago (Cal-Pac)
Bonnie Sato
Dr. Angela Schaffner (North Georgia)
Emily Schoales (Cal-Pac)
Amy Schuler (Minnesota)
Erin Schutt (GCR - Peninsula-Delaware)
Jennifer Scott (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Jim Scott (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Kimberly Scott (DSW)
Terri Scott (Cal-Nev)
K.C. Sears
Rev. Becky Sechrist (Minn)
Rev. Leigh Ann Shaw (Cal-Pac)
Rev. John Shaver (Cal-Pac)
Dr. Phillip Sherman (Holston)
Rev. Chelsea Simon (Cal-Pac)
Kristy Skarphol (MtnSky)
Rev. Martha (Marti) Slater (Alaska)
Rev. Joyce Sluss (OR-ID)
Frances Smith (Cal-Nev)
Deaconess Jeanne Roe Smith (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Kristiane Smith (Cal-Pac)
Mark Smith
Rev. Sharon Snapp-Kolas (Cal-Pac)
Martha Sodetani (Cal-Pac)
Colleen Sonnevil (Alaska)
Rev. Susanna Southard (Great Plains)
Nancy Speer (PNW)
Rev. Scott Spencer (Oklahoma)
Rev. Debbie Sperry (Cal-Pac)
Noel Christine Stamps
Rev. Erin Stenberg (Cal-Pac)
Jean Stewart
Briagha Stevens (Cal-Nev)
Jean Strathdee (Cal-Nev)
Jim Strathdee (Cal-Nev)
Madison Stumbough (Great Plains)
Rev. Mark Sturgess (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Eric Swanson (GC - IRGC)
Marthalyn Sweet (GC - Upper NY)

Rev. Rachel Tabutol (Cal-Pac)
Kimberly Takagi (North Georgia)
Michelle Takemoto (Cal-Pac)
Catherine Taylor (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Carl Thomas (Cal-Nev)
Patti Tokahuta (Cal-Pac)
Ashley Tani (Cal-Pac)
Naoto Tashiro (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Harold Tillinghast (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Jody Topping (DSW)
Janet Totten (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Sheena Trotter-Dennis (Cal-Pac)
Mrs. Akanesi Tupou (Cal-Pac)
Christine Toulouse (MtnSky)
Rita Tuck (West Flor-Ala)
Rev. Linda Tucker (OR-ID)
Cynthia Tuell (Cal-Pac)
Peter Tupou (Cal-Pac)

Tish Une (Cal-Pac)
Ian Urriola (GC - Upper NY)

Rebecca Valenzuela (Cal-Pac)
Peggy Valliant (Great Plains)
Rev. Carol Van Buskirk (Cal-Pac)
Risa Vargas (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Jay Vetter (Great Plains)
Maureen Vetter (MtnSky)
Rev. Lily Villamin (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Carole Vincent (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Ted Virts (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Jane Voigts (Cal-Pac)


Matt Wait
Kandi Weider (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Valerie Weise (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dwight Welch (MtnSky)
Jessica Welsh (Cal-Pac)
Alisa Wentzel (Cal-Pac)
Elsie Wesley (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Virginia Wheeler (Cal-Pac)
Nancy Wichmann (New England)
Sheri Whitethorn (Alaska)
Deborah Whittaker
Rev. Thomas Widlund (Cal-Nev)
Rev. Mary Kay Will (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Gary Bernard Williams (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Dr. Matthew Williams (JC - Florida)
Susan Willingham (North Georgia)
Geri Wilson (OR-ID)
Jamie Wisenbaker (PNW)
Pastor Bennett Woods (IGRC)
Kim Woods (GC - IGRC)
Rev. Dr. Melvin Woodworth (PNW)
Jacqueline Wong (PNW)
Rev. Rachel Wong (JC - Susquehanna)

Cheryl Yamamoto (Cal-PacO
Linda Young (West Ohio)

Rev. Efrain Zavala (DSW)
Jennifer Zelazny (Cal-Pac)
Rev. Charlene Zuill (Cal-Pac)
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