Candidate Biography

    The Rev. William Timothy (Tim) McClendon

    Columbia, SC

    October 23, 1955

    Wife: Cindy Godwin McClendon


    The Rev. Narcie McClendon Jeter

    The Rev. Joshua Timothy McClendon

    William Caleb McClendon, University of South Carolina

    Enoch Jeter (grandson)

    Education and Honors:
    B.A., University of South Carolina, Magna cum Laude, 1976
    M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA, Magna cum Laude, 1979
    D. Min., Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Cum Laude, 1996

    Denman Evangelism Award, 2006
    St. John''s UMC gained over 1150 new baptized and professing members in 9 years, and was one of only 8 UMC''s in US that was designated a "Welcoming Congregation" for 4 consecutive years
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Omicron Delta Kapp
    Columbia District Superintendent
    Senior Minister, St. John’’’’s UMC, Rock Hill 1997-2006,
    First Church, Cheraw 1993-1997
    Wesley Chapel, Lydia 1986-1993
    New Market, Hartsville 1984-1986
    Mt. Olivet-Pleasant Grove, Cheraw 1979-1984
    South Carolina Annual Conference
    Member, The Connectional Table of the UMC, 2004-
    Chair, 2008 Legislative Task Force, Connectional Table
    Member, Connectional Table Executive Secretary Search Committee
    Member, GCOM/Connectional Table Transition Team
    Vice-Chair, General Administration Legislative Comm. Structure Comm.
    Member, General Council on Ministries, 2000 - 2004
    Vice-Chair, GCOM Native American Forum, 2000-2004
    Member, GCOM Legislation Writing Committee for 2004 G.C.
    Member Conferences Work Area, GCOM
    Member, GBHEM Native American Scholarship Committee
    Member “Forum on Future” Legislative Task Force, GCOM
    SEJ Rules Committee, 1996-
    General Church & SEJ Experience:
    Delegate to 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 General Conference & SEJ Conferences

    South Carolina Annual Conference Experience:
    S.C. Annual Conference Parliamentarian, 1996 –
    Cabinet Secretary, 2006-
    Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, 1996 -2006
    Executive Comm., Board of Ordained Ministry & Parliamentarian, 1996 - 2006
    Epworth Children’’s Home Board of Trustees, 1998 –2006
    Epworth President Search Committee Member
    CCOM Member, 2000-
    Cabinet Representative- SC Native American Committee
    Cabinet Representative- SC AC Nominations Committee
    Chairperson, Annual Conference Structure Task Force, 1996 -1998
    Chairperson, Annual Conference Committee on Standing Rules, 1988-96
    Member (Secretary, 1988-92), Conference Board of Pensions, 1984-1992
    Member, Conference Committee on Nominations, 1992-96
    Member, Conference Committee on Congregational Development, 1992-96

    Miscellaneous District and Conference Positions (past & present):
    Chairperson, Rock Hill District Committee on Ordained Ministry 1999-2006
    Member, Hartsville District Committee on Ordained Ministry, 1993-1997
    Chairperson, Hartsville District Council on Ministries, 1985-1989
    Chairperson, District Board Congregational Development, 1986-1993
    Supervising Pastor, Counseling Elder, Mentor
    Lay Speaking Instructor, 10 years
    University of SC Wesley Foundation Board of Directors

    Teaching Experience:
    2001 - 2007 Adjunct Professor for Candler & Course of Study Instructor at Candler School of Theology at Emory University:
    “Theology in Wesleyan Spirit” COS 112B
    “United Methodist Discipline and Polity” DS513

    Annual Conference Bible Study Leader, Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
    SEJ UM Student Movement Leadership Conference, 2001, Keynote Speaker
    Author, Two Reviews in GBHEM “Quarterly Review”- Global Nature of UMC
    Author, Feb-Apr Circuit Rider article, "A Cautionary Word" on regional conference petitions.
    Columbia District
    4908 Colonial Drive Suite 104
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 786-9486
    Endorsed by:
    South Carolina Conference

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