2017 Annual Conference

The June 12-15 session of Annual Conference will return to Lakeside Chautauqua with a new quadrennial theme, Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected

Using John 15:1-17 (CEB) as our guiding scripture passage, we will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ, highlight the joy of making a commitment to take up residence in God’s love, and to extend that love to others, and underscore the importance of being connected to God and to our neighbors if we are to bear fruit by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

Bishop Tracy S. Malone will give the message during the Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion, and the Service of Commissioning and Ordination.  Bishop Michael McKee of the North Texas Conference will be our guest speaker for each of the morning worship services.

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Auman, Nazario Appointed to EOC Cabinet

Bishiop Tracy S. Malone and Will Jones

Bishop Tracy S. Malone is appointing the Rev. Abby Auman and the Rev. Néstor Nazario to the East Ohio Conference Cabinet effective July 1. 

"Abby has strong leadership skills, is an innovative thinker who brings vision and courage to the development and empowerment of lay leadership, and has a passion for revitalizing the local church," said Bishop Malone of Auman, who will serve as superintendent of the Mahoning Valley District.

Nazario will be the new superintendent of the Mid-Ohio District.

"Néstor is a capable administrator and brings the experience of serving in a variety of ministry contexts,” said Bishop Malone.  “He has successfully merged congregations and has a deep commitment to social justice ministry.  He brings a deep faith, a love for people, and a passion for the church.”

Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church


ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – Jesus calls us to be in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long-term than top-down charity.  Learn more.


IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of individuals and communities.  Learn more.


DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world.  We must reach, and nurture, today’s young people to shape the church’s path into the future. Learn more.


CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – United Methodists are reimagining what it means to be the church, planting new congregations, and revitalizing faith communities. By being relevant and vital, we will draw more people to Christ.  Learn more.

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