INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner has nominated Doris Clark of Indianapolis as the new incoming Lay Leader of the Indiana Conference, effective June 1. Clark’s nomination will be brought to the upcoming session of the Indiana Annual Conference for formal election. If elected, she will assume her new duties June 1.

Clark is currently serving as one of the conference’s Associate Lay Leaders, Central District Lay Leader and also participates as a member of the Bishop’s Operational Team, the Annual Conference Sessions Implementation Team, lay member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, District Chair of the Central District, member of the Conference Nominating Committee, Board President of United Methodist Metro Ministries and a member of the General Church’s Connectional Table.

She was a delegate to the 2012 General and North Central Jurisdictional conferences of The United Methodist Church. She is a member of University United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Clark will continue where current Indiana Conference Co-Lay Leaders Ike Williams of Carmel and Kayc Mykrantz of Logansport have served since the new Indiana Conference was created five years ago.

Upon her nomination, Coyner said, “I have been blessed to have Ike and Kayc as co-conference lay leaders these past several years, and I now look forward to working with Doris and the rest of the Board of Laity. We are all partners together in ministry, and our common desire is to lead the Indiana Conference to be even more faithful and fruitful in the ministry of Christ.”