America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, site of the 61st General Conference Session.  | Courtesy General Conference

June 2, 2022

Lake Union delegates prepare for global church meeting

The 61st General Conference Session gets underway in St. Louis from June 6-11.

The hybrid Session—held in person, as well as online—is open to the public and all are welcome to see the global church in action during the business sessions, listen to inspirational devotional messages and hear reports from across the globe on how the church is spreading the Gospel and impacting people.

If you can’t attend in person, you can follow the news online via Adventist News Network and the Adventist Review. The full schedule and more information are available at

Of the 2,671 delegates, the following 13 will represent the Lake Union at the General Conference Session in Indianapolis:

Elizabeth Beltre, Indiana Conference member

Jonathan Burnett, Illinois Conference pastor

Kenneth Denslow, Lake Union Conference president

Jonathan Fetrick, Wisconsin Conference pastor

Cody Francis, Michigan Conference ministerial director

Garth Gabriel, Lake Region Conference president

Doris Gothard, Lake Region Conference member

John Grys, Illinois Conference acting president

James Micheff, Michigan Conference president

Titus Naftanaila, Wisconsin Conference president

Elden Ramirez, Lake Union Conference executive secretary

Glynn Scott, Lake Union Conference treasurer

Vic Van Schaik, Indiana Conference president


You can get more information on church governance, including how delegates are selected, here.

Let’s prepare for our upcoming General Conference Session by spending time with God in prayer, asking for His will to be done in His Church.