LGBTQI Lay Candidates
Jorge Lockward was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and has been a member of the New York Annual Conference since 1989. He currently works as Minister of Worship Arts at Church of the Village UMC.
Dr. Dorothee Benz
Dorothee Benz has been a Methodist since immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1968. She was a delegate to the 2016 General Conference, where she helped lead the effort, on and off the floor, that led to the suspension of further anti-LGBTQI legislation, the creation of the Commission on the Way Forward, and the call for the 2019 special General Conference.
Karen G. Prudente
Karen G. Prudente is a third-generation Filipino United Methodist and has been a member of Christ Church NY since 1972.