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Columbia Union Membership Tops 144,000

Story by Michelle Bermard
Published 9/21/2015

At the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting on September 17, Rob Vandeman, executive secretary of the Columbia Union, reported that as of June 30, membership in the Columbia Union is 144,207, an increase of .76 percent from March 31. Vandeman also shared that there are 822 churches and companies.

Allegheny East Conference showed the most growth with a membership increase of 1.39 percent. They now have 38,958 members and 150 churches and companies on the books.

Below the totals from each of the conferences:

Allegheny East Conference
Churches: 119
Companies: 31
Members: 38,958

Allegheny West Conference
Churches: 54
Companies: 8
Members: 15,452

Chesapeake Conference
Churches: 84
Companies: 9
Members: 14,718

Mountain View Conference
Churches: 33
Companies: 2
Members: 2,304

New Jersey Conference
Churches: 88
Companies: 8
Members: 15,709

Ohio Conference
Churches: 91
Companies: 7
Members: 11,527

Pennsylvania Conference
Churches: 114
Companies: 6
Members: 11,287

Potomac Conference
Churches: 143
Companies: 25
Members: 34,252

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