Associates in Advocacy
Save the Date for the next AIA Meeting
May 1-3, 2023
For your First Steps when the DS calls click here.
Advocates should be aware of the following ruling issued by the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church in its Memorandum No. 1408:
"Members of the Cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, Conference Relations Committee, and Administrative Review Committee shall not vote in the clergy session on recommendations for involuntary leave of absence (¶ 354), involuntary retirement (¶ 357.3), administrative location (¶ 359), and discontinuance from provisional membership (¶ 327.6) if they were involved in any prior discussions, communications, proceedings, and/or decisions concerning such administrative matters."
to help the Church fulfill its own intentions to be just.
Specifically, AIA will do the following:
As advocates, we will seek reconciliation and restoration where possible and justice always.
AIA Officers & Board Members
Officers for 2023 are:
Chairperson: The Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson, pastor member of The Indiana Annual Conference
Vice chairperson: The Rev. Dr. William Boyd, pastor member of The Central Texas Conference
Secretary/Treasurer: The Rev. Peter Milloy, member of The Minnesota Annual Conference
Current Board Members:
Class of 2023: Rob Nelson, Bob Zilhaver
Class of 2024: Bill Boyd
Class of 2025: Peter Milloy, Scott Campbell
Alternates: Scott Shaffer, Carol Buckley
Board members emeriti are Leigh Roberts, and Jerry Eckert.