Bring Fresh Vision
Michigan Mission Center – 2018 Fall Conference

November 2-4 @ Saginaw Valley State University

Click to View or Print the Fall Conference Handouts

Conference Preparation & Dialogue

Ask questions and engage in dialogue about conference business items (mission center budget, officer appointments, elections, and resolutions).  Join us from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 13 at Sanford Campground, 3500 N West River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657.

2018 Fall Conference – Prep Session Handout Packet

Conference Mission Focus

“Let the educational and community development endeavors of the church equip people of all ages to carry the ethics of Christ’s peace into all arenas of life. Prepare new generations of disciples to bring fresh vision to bear on the perplexing problems of poverty, disease, war, and environmental deterioration. Their contributions will be multiplied if their hearts are focused on God’s will for creation.” (Doctrine & Covenants 163:4c)


There is no fee to attend the conference. Reported delegates will receive a name tag and voting device on Saturday morning. Conference costs (facility, materials, programming) total about $20 per person. Generous donations at conference will be appreciated.

Number of Delegates Allocated by Congregation for 2018

Report Congregation Delegates & Alternates

List of Seated Delegates and Alternates

Display Table Request

Limited space is available within the conference room in Curtiss Hall at Saginaw Valley State University for congregations, groups, or individuals to reserve display tables during the Fall Conference.  Click here for more information and an online table request form.


Conference participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing.  Several hotels are available in the Saginaw and Bay City areas.  Some local families

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton (4960 Towne Centre Road, Saginaw, MI 48604) under the group code SMERF. Twenty rooms with two queen beds are available at a rate of $110 per night through Oct. 3, 2018. Reservations can be made by calling (989) 790-5050.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 2   Saturday, Nov. 3   Sunday, Nov. 4
5:00 PM Display Table Set Up 7:30 AM Delegate Check-in Begins 8:30 AM Q&A with Leaders
6:30 PM Conference Welcome 9:00 AM Business Mtg.* 9:15 AM Dialogue: Generosity Cycle
7:00 PM Dialogue: Business Items 12:00 PM Lunch Recess** & Mission Funding
8:00 PM Retirement Celebration for 1:30 PM Q&A on Legislation 10:00 AM Dialogue: World Conference
Dianna Vanderkarr & 2:00 PM Business Mtg.* Nonviolence Resolution
Cathy Hopkins 5:00 PM Dinner Break 11:00 AM Communion Worship
7:00 PM Ordination Worship

Youth Activities

CLICK HERE to register all children & youth who will be participating.

*Child care provided by registered youth workers will be available during the business sessions on Saturday, Nov. 3 for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children.

*Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend Conference Kids activities on Saturday, Nov. 3 during the business sessions. Registered youth workers will lead activities with these youth.

**Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy a pizza lunch and meet with leaders of junior and senior high mission center programs during the lunch recess.


Expectations for Elected Positions

Paper Nomination Form

Online Nomination Form

List of Nominations Submitted

Business Meeting Information

Tentative Agenda

Proposed Standing Rules

2017 Audit Report

Proposed 2019 Mission Center Budget & Narrative

Recommendations for 2019 Mission Center Officers
Mission Center President Team – Adam Bouverette, Dan Nowiski, Erica Nye
Mission Center Financial Officer – Jessica Montague

Recommendations for 2019 Mission Center Council and Ministry Leaders

Election – Journey House Campus Ministry Center Board of Directors

Election – Blue Water Campground Board of Directors

Election – Park of the Pines Board of Directors

Election – Sanford Campground Board of Directors

Election – The Woodlands Board of Directors

Election – Delegates to the World Conference

Consideration of World Church Minister Priesthood Office Callings
Cindy Dewar (Clio) – High Priest
Jessica Montague (Eastside) – High Priest & Bishop
Ron Rousse (Twining) – High Priest
Don Spencer (Lake Orion) – High Priest
Dana Thering (Farwell) – High Priest
Dianna Vanderkarr (Lapeer) – Evangelist

Resolutions Submitted by Mission Center Officers

Resolution 1 – Use of Net Proceeds from Valley Center Congregation

Resolution 2 – Mission Center General and Non-Resident Delegates

Resolutions Submitted by Boards

Resolution 3 – Amend Use of Net Proceeds from Campground Sales

Past Conference Actions

Fall Conference Minutes 2017

Fall Conference Minutes 2016

Fall Conference Minutes 2015

Spring Conference Minutes 2015

Fall Conference Minutes 2014
2014 Resolution – Reclassification Ministry Funds
2014 Resolution – Disciple Development Fund

Fall Conference Minutes 2013
2013 Resolution – Environmental Stewardship

Fall Conference Minutes 2012
2012 Resolution A – Seating Alternates
2012 Resolution B – Delegate Policy Amendments
2012 Resolution C – Evaluation of the Michigan Campgrounds

Fall Conference Minutes 2011

Fall Conference Minutes 2010
2010 Resolution A – Delegate Policy
2010 Resolution B – Initiation & Consideration of Legislation