2016 World Methodist Conference logo created by Virginia Conference graphic designer 

The logo chosen for the 2016 World Methodist Conference is the work of Virginia’s own Cathryn Wooton, a graphic designer in the conference’s Communications office. Her design was selected from more than 50 entries and unveiled last week at the World Methodist Council’s meeting at Wesley’s Chapel in London.

Wooton started at the Virginia Conference in March 2012. Prior to that, her work history includes design jobs at Jostens and Hallmark. 

Cathryn Wooton

The logo and conference theme, “One,” is used to both reflect the Council’s goal of being a body that unites the 80 member churches from the Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, United and Uniting Church traditions, as well as recalling John Wesley’s quote that “Methodists are one people in all the world”.“

The logo sums up the purpose of the World Methodist Conference, which is for people from all over the world who share in the faith traditions affiliated with the World Methodist Council to convene, celebrate and discern within the common threads of their faith in Jesus Christ,” read a news release by the Council.

The 2016 World Methodist Conference will take place from Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 in Houston, Texas.

The World Methodist Council is composed of delegates elected from its member churches. From 2001 onward, the Council has averaged at 400 members. Representation is determined by Church membership and financial contribution to the work of the Council. In 1956, the World Methodist Council established a permanent headquarters in the United States at Lake Junaluska, N.C.



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