She is one of three representatives from the South Central Jurisdiction and the only newly elected person from the jurisdiction that includes the North Texas Conference for this quadrennium. She expects to serve two terms, or eight years.
“The members of GCFA are nominated by the Council of Bishops and elected by the General Conference,” Rev. Smith said. “Bishop Bledsoe lifted my name up to the Council of Bishops for this nomination. I am honored that he would do so and look forward to participating in the work before us.”
General Conference 2012 cut the size of the finance council to 21 members. Before, the South Central Jurisdiction had seven people on the 38-member council.