Reverend Samuel L. Sumner

North District Presiding Elder
Dear Pastors,
I greet you with Jesus joy. I was blessed to be a part of the 4th District Delegation that recently journeyed to India Annual Conference. I am happy to report that the work of the Lord under the banner of African Methodism is yet alive in India. We currently have 190 churches under the supervision of three Presiding Elders. Our Bishop, John F. White and Supervisor Penny Hartsfield White led with spiritual wisdom and we are thankful.

Presiding Elder’s Assessment

The 180th Indiana Annual Conference-Conference Adjustments Committee proposed a 3% increase in Presiding Elder’s assessment. The motion passed and the P.E. Annuity was also adjusted to reflect the increase. Both the salary and upkeep along with the P.E. Annuity took effect on October 1, 2018 and are to be paid in monthly installments due by the 5th of each month. See separate sheet detailing each pastor and church responsibility. Payments should be mailed to North District Indiana Conference, P.O. Box 68363, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-0019.

The General Budget is due Quarterly

October 20, 2018 | January 20, 2019 | April 20, 2019 | July 20, 2019

Due to the timing of this communication, I am asking that you kindly mail your Quarterly General Budget payment no later than October 30th.
Mid Year Obligation: February 20, 2019
Annual Conference: August 20, 2019
Thereafter, I am requesting that we follow the above dates as listed.

Please note our new district e-mail address;

It is my goal to utilize it for “Official District Communication.”