John Simmons

John currently serves as the Director of the Office of Ministerial Services for the North Georgia Conference.  His previous appointments include Embry Hills UMC; Northbrook UMC; Glenn Memorial UMC; as well as Athens-Elberton District Superintendent. He also served as Chair of  Church Development for 8 years, and chair of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration. 

John is pleased to have had the honor of working in community involvement including: United Methodist Children’s Home Board of Trustees; Emory University Board of Visitors; Candler School of Theology Adjunct Faculty; Emory Center for Pastoral Services Advisory Board; and Our Daily Bread Program Committee. 

John is married to his wife, Helen, and they have two adult children, Rob and Elizabeth. 
 
This is John’s third time as a delegate to General Conference.