Southeastern Jurisdiction
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

2016 Jurisdictional Conference


Welcome to the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference web site. Our 2016 Conference theme is Hope and Unity in Christ, based on Hebrews 6:18-19a. Our beautiful logo was designed for us by Kathy Williams, graphic designer in the Kentucky Conference. We pray that each person will come in a spirit of Hope, seeking Unity through our Lord Jesus Christ as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska, NC
Our 2016 SEJ Conference will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. We will conclude our business on Friday, July 15, 2016, with the Service of Consecration for newly elected episcopal leaders. On Tuesday, July 12, the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy will offer a time when delegates can get better acquainted with persons who have been nominated for the episcopacy, beginning in Stuart Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. and continuing in the afternoon in Shackford Hall and the Children's Building.
As information becomes available related to our time together, the information will be posted on this site. Continue to check this web site for updates.


The draft schedule is now available. The introduction of SEJ episcopal nominees will begin in Stuart Auditorium on Tuesday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m. Delegation round robin discussions with the nominees will continue on Tuesday, July 12, at 1:45 p.m. in Shackford Hall and the Children's Building. The Jurisdictional Conference will officially open on Wednesday, July 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Stuart Auditorium.

SEJ Episcopal Nominee Information

Click this link for information related to persons nominated by their respective delegations or others to be a part of the episcopal election process. Responses to the questionnaire developed by the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy are found on this page, along with biographical information and links to nominees' web sites. This page continues to be updated as information is received.

Housing Information

This year, we used a process developed by Lake Junaluska for housing reservations. This process is different than the process used in 2012. The link by which to register for onsite housing is now closed. Lake Junaluska has assigned all housing from among all those who registered on the web link.
If you failed to register using the link during the open process, you may call Lake Junaluska Reservations at 1-800-222-4930 and ask to be placed on a waiting list for housing for 2016 SEJ Conference. You may also seek other lodging at
Also, please note that Lake Junaluska Property Rentals reports (as of May 20, 2016) that they have plenty of rental cottages and houses available for the week of SEJ Conference. If you are interested in renting a house or cottage, please contact them directly:
800-222-4930 ext. 2

Childcare Information

Childcare information is also now available. Complete the form and mail it as indicated directly to Lake Junaluska Program Ministries Office.

Job Descriptions for SEJ Conference

Delegation Page job descriptions, click here.
Ballot Teller job descriptions, click here.

SEJ Pre-General Conference Legislative Event

A pre-General Conference Legislative Event was held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Andrew Price Memorial UMC, 2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. The event began at 8:30 a.m. and concluded at 3:15 p.m.
In the morning we heard from each of the General Agencies about proposed legislation. Following lunch, we had a brief report on the pending General Board of Global Ministries move to Atlanta, GA, followed by information from the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy about the episcopal election process at Jurisdictional Conference. We then divided into Legislative Committee groups for further discussion around proposed legislation.