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Conference Leadership

The 2020 Chicago Annual Conference Virtual Experience is presented to you by:

Bishop John F. White - Presiding Prelate

Mrs. Penny H. White - Episcopal Supervisor

The Rev. Walter Bauldrick, Sr. Host Presiding Elder

North District

The Rev. J. Leon Thorn, Presiding Elder, Milwaukee District

The Rev. Robert Brumfield, Presiding Elder,

South District

The Rev. Stacey Smith, Presiding Elder,

St. Paul/Minneapolis District

The Annual Sermon

The Reverend Joseph Barring

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

Madison, WI

Welcome to the Chicago Annual Conference Virtual Experience!

Thank you for joining us for the 4th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church's series of Annual Conferences! We're blessed to have the opportunity to provide you with resources to empower you to enjoy this Virtual Annual Conference experience from wherever you are! Our team is working diligently to keep you up-to-date with information that will offer you the best virtual conference we could present! In this space, you'll find downloadable documents, web-links, giving gateways, social media connections, our live streaming platform and much much more! We pray that this experience is enjoyable!

Conference Itinerary At-A-Glance

  • Wednesday, September 30th

WMS, WIM, & Lay

  • Thurs-Fri, October 1st-2nd

Roll Call

Annual Sermon

Business Sessions

  • Saturday, October 3rd


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Rev. Walter Bauldrick, Sr.

Host Presiding Elder

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Training Video

2020 Chicago Annual Conference | Full Itinerary

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon 

Women’s Missionary Society Convention

Mrs. Penny H. White, Supervisor - Presiding 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Women In Ministry Meeting

Annual Conference Coordinator - Presiding 

1:00 p.m. 

Presiding Elders and Conference Finance Committee 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Conference Lay Organization Conference

Branch President - Presiding 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 

8:00 a.m.

Roll Call 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Opening Worship Service - The Annual Sermon 

10:00 a.m. 

Business Session I Bishop John F. White 

Call to Order 


Organization of Annual Conference 

Election of Conference Officers 

Approval of the Agenda 

Presiding Elder Summary Reports Presiding Elder 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Intermission/Break 

11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 

Report of the Board of Examiners 

12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Committee Reports (As determined by the Bishop) 

Pastor's Reports

Friday, October 2, 2020 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Business Session III 

Pastors’ Reports 

Memorial Service 

Superannuation Service 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Intermission/Break 

Disciplinary Questions 

Commissioning Service 



Saturday, October 3, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon 

Young People’s Department Activity YPD Director, YPD President - Presiding 

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