Former General Conference business manager to return to pastoral ministry

Alan Morrison

Rev. Alan J. Morrison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alan Morrison, the Business Manager of the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences and the current Director of Support Services–Meeting Planning, Facilities, and Procurement for the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) announced this evening on his Facebook page that he will be leaving GCFA to become the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

Morrison was hired in 2005 to be the primary planner and manager of the United Methodist General Conference following the retirement of Gary Bowen. Morrison was responsible for managing the 2008 General Conference in Ft. Worth, TX and the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, FL. Following that conference, GCFA announced that Morrison would be taking on other duties and that Sarah Hotchkiss, his former assistant, would be taking on the direct responsibility for the General Conference. Prior to coming to GCFA, Morrison served as the pastor in several local congregations in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference.

No announcement has been made at this time about GCFA plans for continuing or filling his position.

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for CircuitWriter Media LLC which operates this site and MethoBlog.com. Jay is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Jay has written on life and the practice of faith in The United Methodist Church at Only Wonder Understands since 2003.

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