Church Governance

Retain Unions

Name: Stan McCluskey

City, State: Naches, WA

Our structure is Union Conference based and that should remain, but with improved means of travel and communication a compromise should be made by eliminating local conferences while at the same time creating more Union conferences; but smaller in size.
In our area that would mean one Union Conference for OR & WA west of the Cascades plus Alaska. The other would be OR & WA east of the Cascades plus Idaho and Montana. Office staff would be adjusted accordingly; but overall staff would be reduced. Exceptions to general territory guidelines should be considered.