June 19, 2019

Dear friends,

We had a wonderful conference last week in Billings, Montana! We thank you for attending the 2019 Annual Conference Session of the Mountain Sky Conference held at the Montana Convention Center from June 13 to 16.

Here are some highlights and post-conference follow-up:

Elected delegates:

We elected delegates for 2020 General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference for both Legacy Yellowstone and Legacy Rocky Mountain annual conferences. To see the results, please go to the 2020 Delegate Elections page online.

Legislation report:

Results of the Hearing Groups from the June 15 legislative work of the 2019 Mountain Sky Annual Conference are available on the 2019 Conference Petitions page online with links to original petitions.


Below are the totals from the 2019 Annual Conference offerings.

Total Collected = $22,048.30

Totals by ministry:

  • Bridge of Love = $2,454.25
  • Intermountain (Ordination Service) = $2,664.87
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Memorial Service) = $2,756.25
  • Tug-o-Love = $8,515.96
  • Lay Scholarships (Laity Session) = $1,747.72
  • Clergy Covenant Fund (Clergy Session) = $3,909.25


For the most up-to-date Nominations Report, download this PDF report.

Guiding Policies and Procedures:

To view the new Guiding Policies and Procedures for the Mountain Sky Conference, download the PDF document

Telling the Story Videos:

For the 2019 Telling the Story, the ministry areas of the Mountain Sky Conference created videos to highlight their work for the past year. Go to the Mountain Sky videos page to see a year in review.


All photos from the 2019 Mountain Sky Annual Conference Session are currently available on the conference Facebook page. Videos of worship services and the main plenary sessions will also be available on the Mountain Sky Videos page in the next few weeks.

Go to Worship Programs page to download PDFs of the Memorial Service and Ordination and Commissioning Service. the Daily Proceedings, articles and blogs from the 2019 Annual Conference will also be posted soon.

A HUGE thank you to our volunteer communications and tech team: Travis Walker, Kristina Walker, Bill Moore, Valerie Jackson, Ashley Hawkins, Zach Bechtold, Mikel Bechtold, Amber Mitts and David Petty. Special thanks to the crew of GNTV Media Ministry who have managed our audio and visual technology for annual conference for the past six years!

Please see the 2019 Mountain Sky Annual Conference Session website for more information.

2020 Mountain Sky Annual Conference:

Next year’s Annual Conference Session will be held in Gillette, Wyoming from June 18 to 21, 2020! Bookmark this link for all updates about AC 2020:


We want to hear from you! Please fill out the post-conference survey for the 2019 Annual Conference Session.

Travel Vouchers:

Travel to the Annual Conference Session is reimbursed according to the Guiding Policies and Procedures P100. Go to the 2019 Forms and Deadlines page online for details and to download the travel voucher.


Again, your presence was the reason that the conference was a great success. We wish you all the best and may God’s blessing continue to be with you and your family.


Youngsook Kang, Superintendent of Leadership Development and Director of Connectional Ministry

Wendy Ochs and Rob White, Co-Chairs of the Annual Conference Planning Committee

The Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church
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