by Craig This *
Half (52%), 286 of the 547 executive/director positions* in the annual conferences of the United Methodist Church
are help by clergymen, according to the annual conference desk audits conducted by the
General Commission on the Religion and Race (GCORR) and the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW).
Couple those 286 clergymen with the 151 clergywomen in executive/director positions and clergy hold 80% of all
executive/director positions in the annual conferences (see Table 1).