CONFLICT OF INTEREST
This third concern about the interim actions taken in Greater New Jersey Annual Conference relates to the conflict of interest of having the chairperson of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration also head up the A Future of Hope corporation.
Based on Paragraph 612.2.b of the 2012 Discipline, the Council is “ag’in’” it and requires that the individual decide which position he prefers because he cannot have both. There is no statement about the Council retaining jurisdiction to be sure this decision is followed. But I expect it will.
It is just these kinds of issues that needed to be raised prior to permission being granted by the conference. “It seemed like a good idea at the time” is not an excuse for lack of proper review of plans before their execution.
Minor point: The actions were taken partly in 2012 while the 2008 Discipline was in effect. However, that Discipline says the same thing as the new Discipline does about not holding office in two places with a conflict of interest.