A Mission District to a Provisional Annual Conference
The Southern Tagalog Provisional Annual Conference East was the former Laguna Quezon Mission District of the (old) Philippines Annual Conference East of the United Methodist Church – Philippines Central Conference – Manila Episcopal Area. It is composed of the churches in the Provinces of Laguna and of Quezon.
This re-organization was initiated by its District Superintendent the Rev. Igmedio “Bong” Domingo Jr. for a contextualized mission in the area. Part of the resolution of the Philippines Annual Conference East to create new annual conferences, it was approved in the Philippines Central Conference Session held last November 2008.
On January 17, 2009, in the special session of PACE through the newly elected Bishop Lito C. Tangonan of the Manila Episcopal Area declared “final and executionary” the creation of the new annual conferences namely; Quezon City Philippines Annual Conference East (QCPACE) which was the former Quezon City District, Southern Tagalog Provisional Philippines Annual Conference East (STPPACE) which was the former Laguna – Quezon Mission District and the new Philippines Annual Conference East (PACE) which will become of the Rizal District.
The name Philippines Annual Conference East was adopted to be retained by the two new annual conference – the Quezon CIty and the Southern Tagalog which express its roots in the former PACE.
An Annual Conference
One of the highest legislative body in the United Methodist Church structure which is regional in nature It is composed of at least 50 clergy members “in full connection” who are ordained pastors, lay representative from the local churches which may exceed the number of the clergy and also the ‘member’ local churches.
A provisional annual conference is organized with limited membership and resources and also has unique mission nature.
STPPACE Officers (2016 – 2020)
Rev. LEONORA MACADAY
Ptr. VINCENT PACTO
Council of Finance and Administration
Board of Trustees
REV. FRANCIS PERA
Laguna District and Quezon District