Meet the Conference Lay Leader

The conference lay leader is Mr. Warren R. Harper, 200 Ladybank, Williamsburg, VA  23188-8945 H: (757) 784-3631, E-mail:

Warren R. Harper grew up in Northern New Jersey and retired to Williamsburg and has lived there for the past 10 years. He is married to Sandy and they have one adult son and have three grandchildren.

Warren is a member of the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Williamsburg where he has been active in many areas of church life. He was a member and Chair of the Church Council, member of SPRC and has taught short term Bible study on several occasions.

Warren has been Conference Lay Leader since 2012. He has served on several task force committees, serves as Co-chair of the Common Table and CLDDT Committees. Warren serves as president of the Board of Laity, is a member of the Episcopacy Committee and was a Delegate to the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conferences. He attended two meetings of the former Congress on Evangelism, was a table facilitator at the 2011 Multicultural Conference at Lake Junaluska, and was a nominee for the 2012 General and Jurisdictional Conferences.

While in New Jersey he served seven years as the Conference Director of Lay Speaking, four years as Conference Lay Leader of the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference, served as District Lay Leader, District Director of Lay Speaking, Committee on the Episcopacy, Camps Conferences and Retreat Committee and chaired the Board of Laity and as a member of the Conference Council on Ministries.

Warren is confident the laity of the Virginia Annual Conference are a called people who will continue to find creative ways to tell their personal story more often. Partnering with our clergy will enable us to engage more people, more diverse people, more young people to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


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