We, the Chancellors of the various Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church, are a group whose members hold diverse beliefs. At a regular meeting of the United Methodist Church Conference Chancellors Association in Atlanta on May 4-5, 2018, we received the statement of the Council of Bishops released on May 4, 2018, and Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, the President of the Council of Bishops, spoke to us about the recommendation of the Council of Bishops. We acknowledge the extensive evaluation and work of the Commission on a Way forward. We hereby issue this statement in support of the One Church Plan recommended by the Council of Bishops.
Associate General Counsel
General Council on Finance and Administration