District Admin’s Corner

New district office hours.

The ‘physical’ Greater Detroit District office hours located at Metropolitan UMC are by appointment only. The District Executive Administrator, Dwanda Hayton’s office hours are Mon.-Thurs. 8am-4pm and 8am-11am Friday. If there is a supervisory emergency, the caller can reach Rev. Totty by phone at: 313-300-3085.


Local Church conferences will be held earlier in 2024.
The District will have a new model for church conferences. We are “Daring to Shift” to a new way of ministry as we engage in Missions and Ministry and work in synergy in connectionism and outreach.  

We will start the church conferences in late August or early September. The church conference season will end Oct. 31, 2024 and we will use Zoom to facilitate all meetings. Stay tuned for more details and scheduling. If your church would like to have church conference early in the schedule. Please contact the District Executive Admin. Dwanda Hayton at [email protected] to request an early date in scheduling.

Please start to prepare your church leaders for those conversations around church conference forms.

  • Want to get an early start on forms?
  • You can draft forms based on last year’s documents. The 2024 church conference files will be available online around May 1, 2024 at this link: https://michiganumc.org/resources/forms/
  • All documents will be uploaded through Dropbox to your district church Dropbox folder link. Drobox links will be emailed to each church before their local church conference. Don’t have a church Dropbox account. The district strongly advises all churches to create a free Dropbox account to make uploading forms easier for your file management.
  • Each church is responsible for keeping a permanent file copy of their church conference file packets submitted to the district office.
  • The district will not accept ANY  paper copies of church forms. All forms must be submitted electronically to Dropbox.
  • Church Conference document submission training will be offered this summer via Zoom.
  • Stay tuned for more details…..



Is your leadership roster up-to-date in Brick River?
Brick River is the official Michigan Conference database. Please make sure your leadership roster is up-to-date. Click HERE for easy instructions to update local church leadership in Brick River.


Does the District Office have your correct church and clergy information? CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION with the District Office

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