Each year an equal number of clergy members and lay members attend their conference’s annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conference, which may last 3-5 days. These sessions include reports of past and ongoing work; adoption of future goals, programs and budgets; ordination of clergy members as deacons and elders; and election of delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years). The bishop presides over these meetings.
The annual meeting of all churches within the California Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is held at University of Redlands. Bishop Grant Hagiya will preside. The retirement service, at which Reverend Hill will be celebrated, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018.