On July 16 newly consecrated Bishop David A. Bard was assigned to The Michigan Area. Michigan United Methodists respond.
A five-minute video highlights elections, delegate perspectives and significant activities that took place at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference.
Rev. Jack Harnish blesses the newly elected bishops of The United Methodist Church and says, “I am so proud to be a United Methodist, from Coke to Haller.”
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey shared a prophetic message in the pulpit and on the keyboard during the North Central Jurisdictional Conference.
When voting was done Wednesday night, after ten ballots, NCJ delegates had elected three new bishops of The United Methodist Church.
The North Central Jurisdiction elected the Rev. Laurie Haller bishop on the 13th ballot taken mid-day Thursday, July 14.
With elections over, Friday’s agenda at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference offered time for conversations and relationships.
In Friday morning’s worship service Bishop John L. Hopkins considered the church and its legacy to future generations.
The North Central Jurisdictional Conference used electronic voting for the first time in 2016. The hand-held devices proved to be a blessing.
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung shared a prophetic word at during NCJ morning worship on July 14.