2009 Annual Conference Business Images

Photos from the business sessions at the 2009 Annual Conference. Click on any image below to view the photo album with captions.


223rd Annual Conference Logo
223rd Annual Conference Logo

Panorama of the Business Hall
Panorama of the Business Hall

Conference business began Saturday morning
Conference business began Saturday morning

Dave Shumate speaks while Shawn Flory Replogle looks on
Dave Shumate speaks while Shawn Flory Replogle looks on

Shawn Flory Replogle, moderator-elect
Shawn Flory Replogle, moderator-elect

Standing Committee recommendation on items related to sexuality
Standing Committee recommendation on items related to sexuality

Delegates wait in line to speak to the issues
Delegates wait in line to speak to the issues

BRF leader Jim Myer at the microphone
BRF leader Jim Myer at the microphone

Delegates vote on an item of business
Delegates vote on an item of business

New fellowships are introduced to the Conference
New fellowships are introduced to the Conference

General secretary Stan Noffsinger introduces ecumenical guests
General secretary Stan Noffsinger introduces ecumenical guests

NCC general secretary Michael Kinnamon
NCC general secretary Michael Kinnamon

Committee on Interchurch Relations
Committee on Interchurch Relations

Roger Forry reported on efforts to stem diminishing membership
Roger Forry reported on efforts to stem diminishing membership

Conversation on diminishing membership
Conversation on diminishing membership

Floor discussion of diminishing membership
Floor discussion of diminishing membership

Women engage in discussion during break in business
Women engage in discussion during break in business

Darlene Meyers perusing Brethren Benefit Trust's Annual Report
Darlene Meyers perusing Brethren Benefit Trust's Annual Report

Bethany Seminary report features skit
Bethany Seminary report features skit

Behind the scenes of Annual Conference
Behind the scenes of Annual Conference

Larry Glick (right), videographer
Larry Glick (right), videographer

Kay Guyer winner of video theme contest
Kay Guyer winner of video theme contest

Judy Keyser presenting at the Mission and Ministry Board meeting
Judy Keyser presenting at the Mission and Ministry Board meeting

Mission and Ministry Board officers
Mission and Ministry Board officers

Nancy and Irvin Heishman
Nancy and Irvin Heishman

Doris Abdullah, UN Representative
Doris Abdullah, UN Representative

Ken Wenger and Eddie Edmonds
Ken Wenger and Eddie Edmonds

Mission and Ministry board
Mission and Ministry board

Standing Committee meeting
Standing Committee meeting

International ministries report to Standing Committee
International ministries report to Standing Committee

Panel of agency and district leaders
Panel of agency and district leaders

Small group conversation at Standing Community
Small group conversation at Standing Community

Standing Commitee meeting discussion
Standing Commitee meeting discussion

A panorama of business sessions, from the stage
A panorama of business sessions, from the stage

Moderator receives a quilted wall hanging
Moderator receives a quilted wall hanging

The gavel is passed to a new moderator
The gavel is passed to a new moderator

Moderator-elect receives gavel, to serve in 2010
Moderator-elect receives gavel, to serve in 2010

Laying on of hands
Laying on of hands

The Moderator and Moderator-Elect for 2010
The Moderator and Moderator-Elect for 2010


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