The General Commissions and General Boards are:
Governace of local churches is the responsibility of the five Jurisdictional Conferences, geographically covering the North East, South East, North Central, South Central and Western parts of the United States. Jurisdictional Conferences elect Bishops and assign them to one of the smaller local conferences. They coordinate on a regional level the work within each local conference with the work of the nation-wide General Boards.
For more information, see the official United Methodist Church web-site, jurisdiction page.
The local operating unit of the United Methodist Church is the Annual Conference. There are currently 66 Annual Conferences, with the power to ordain clergy, assign them to churches, oversee local churches and regional activities.
For more information, see the official United Methodist Church web-site, annual conferences page.
The New England Conference.
The current local operating unit in this region is the New England Conference of the Northeastern Jurisdiction. With offices located in Lawrence, MA., the conference covers Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. The assigned Bishop is Susan W. Hassinger. The conference was created in 1994 with the merger of separate conferences: Maine, New Hampshire and Southern New England.
For more information, see the official New England Conference homepage..