61st General Conference Session Held in St. Louis

June 21, 2022

ST. LOUIS, MO. – The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church was held in St. Louis on June 6-11, 2022. Delegates came together in person and via Zoom for the first hybrid General Conference (GC) session to discuss and vote on agenda items which included electing GC officers, officers for the 13 divisions and changes to the GC Constitution and Bylaws and the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual.

The delegates elected the three incumbent GC officers: Ted N.C. Wilson, president; Erton C. Köhler, secretary; Paul H. Douglas, treasurer. Additionally, the delegates elected incumbent North American Division President G. Alexander Bryant. The business sessions were held Monday through Thursday, reports from the divisions were presented on Friday and GC President Ted Wilson shared the Sabbath message on Saturday.

Eighteen delegates attended from the Southwestern Union and six Texas Conference pastors served as translators. Musical group Contagious Faith participated on Sabbath and Southwestern Union officers shared personal remarks on Facebook.com/SouthwesternUnion. 

Official reports of the 61st GC Session are available at Adventist.news and AdventistReview.org. 

By Kristina P. Busch