Disaffiliation Vote Results


On Monday, May 15, 2023 the members of First United Methodist Church Elgin voted to disaffiliate or stay with the United Methodist Church.

145 attended and 141 votes were cast at the Special Called Church Conference led by Rev. Karen Horan from the Rio Texas Conference. A 66.6% vote was required to leave the UMC. 


61% – 86 voted to disaffiliate

39% – 55 voted to remain with the UMC

0% – 0 voted to abstain

The Rio Texas Conference will be appointing a pastor for our church in the near future. Pastor Robert Waddle was reassigned effective July 1st. His last Sunday with us will be June 18th.