Young Clergy Leadership Forum 2020

Young Clergy Leadership Forum

January 26-29, 2020

Church and Society will host 50 young clergy on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., for a Church and Society leadership forum. Each United Methodist conference is encouraged to send two young clergy who are currently serving full-time appointments in local United Methodist churches.

Each participant should arrive anytime Sunday, Jan. 26. We will gather for breakfast at the hotel at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 and go to the United Methodist Building together at 8:30 a.m. Please plan to depart after lunch Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Goals for the forum
  • Connect young clergy with the ministry of Church and Society.
  • Provide a forum to share knowledge and experience.
  • Create bridges for future ministry collaboration.
  • Build relationships with other young clergy from across the United Methodist connection.

Special speakers will include:

  • Chaplain Barry Black, United States Senate
  • Rev. Dr. Kirk VanGilder, Gallaudet University
  • General Secretary Rev. Dr. Susan T. Henry-Crowe and other Church and Society staff
    List still in formation.
Housing for participants

Capitol Hill Suites Hotel
200 C St. SE
Washington, DC 20003


All breakfasts, lunches, snacks, one dinner and housing are included in the registration fee. Two dinners will be on your own.

Commuter (no rooming needed): $100.
Shared room: $200 before Dec. 20, 2019; $250 after.
Private room: $450 before Dec. 20, 2019; $500 after.
Shared room with spouse: $450 before Dec. 20, 2019; $500 after.
Note: clergy couples should register separately and request each other as roommates.


Contact the Rev. Clayton Childers at

We have reached the limit for registration. Please contact Clayton Childers at cchilders@umcjustice to be added to a wait list.