Candidate Biography

    The Rev. James (Jim) E. Dorff

    Plano, TX

    June 14, 1947

    Spouse: Barbara Langley Dorff

    Children: John Dorff, 29, and Michael Dorff, 26
    Education and Honors:
    1972 Perkins School of Theology, SMU, MTh.
    1969 Oklahoma City University, BA
    1965 Central High School, Muskogee, OK
  • Area Provost, North Texas Conference, Plano, TX
  • 1972-89, Highland Park UMC, Dallas, from 79-89, Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministries
  • 1989-90, Executive Director, DFW Airport Chaplaincy
  • 1990-95, pastor, First UMC, Gainesville
  • 1995-2001, pastor, First UMC, McKinney
  • 2001-2005, superintendent, Dallas-Denton District
  • 2005-present, Area Provost
  • Membership:
  • 2008 General and Jurisdictional Conferences delegate
  • 2004 General and Jurisdictional Conference delegate
  • Local Church Legislative Committee
  • 2000 Jurisdictional Conference delegate
  • 1996 Jurisdictional Conference Reserve

  • General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
  • Connectional Ministry Funding Patterns Task Force
  • Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation
  • General Assembly of the National Council of Churches
  • Other:
  • Chair of the Committee on episcopacy
  • Executive Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Chair of the Division on Conference Relations
  • Chair of the Division on Evangelism
  • Conference Nominating Committee
  • Council on Finance and Administraiton
  • Chair of the Clergy Effectiveness Team
  • Perkins Senate/President of the Student Council
  • Board of Directors/Chair of the Greater Dallas Community of Churches
  • President of the Board of Commissioners for the Gainesville Housing Authority
  • Board of Directors/Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce in McKinney
  • Active Rotarian
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Office:
    North Texas Annual Conference
    North Texas - Provost
    P. O. Box 866188
    Plano, TX 75086-6188
    Phone: 800-969-8201
    Endorsed by:
    North Texas Conference 2008 General and Jurisdictional Delegation

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