Leadership Groups

Various groups provide leadership for the United States churches.

General Conference

The United States churches are part of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, International. General Conference meets every three years, with two delegates from each of the national conferences.

US National Conference

All United Brethren churches in the United States are under the authority of the US National Conference, which meets every two years. Every active minister is a delegate, and each church can send at least one layperson as a voting delegate.

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team handles business for the US churches between sessions of the US National Conference.


Every church is part of a cluster of 5-9 churches. The cluster is the basic unit for pastoral training and accountability.

National Office

The national office, with about 12 employees, is located in Huntington, Ind. The bishop and other denominational officials work there.

Leadership Teams

The US National Conference uses various leadership teams to oversee specific areas of ministry–UB Global, Higher Education, Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Women’s Ministry.

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