As the first real business gets underway here in St. Louis with the Thursday afternoon plenary, UUA secretary Paul Rickter reports that 2,043 delegates are present. This includes 1,662 lay delegates representing 601 congregations, 4 delegates from associate member organizations, 332 ministers currently serving congregations, 13 ministers emeritus/a, and 6 masters-level religious educators (a new professional designation given delegate status at last year's General Assembly). The 26 members of the UUA board of trustees are also voting delegates. (The associate member organizations are the UU Service Committee, the UU Women's Federation, and the UU United Nations Office. I don't know which of these groups has a second delegate.)
In addition to the 2,043 delegates, there are also 2,001 non-delegates and 271 youth registered at GA with a total registration of 4,315.
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.