The North Central Jurisdiction elected the Rev. Laurie Haller bishop on the 13th ballot taken mid-day Thursday, July 14.
Before this time next week The United Methodist Church will consecrate 15 new bishops and here’s the work that lies ahead.
Three openly gay pastors are candidates for episcopal elections, including Rev. David Meredith of the North Central Jurisdiction.
General Conference Legislation calls for end of the life-long term for episcopal leaders.
LANSING (MIC) — Members of the General/Jurisdictional Delegations of the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences endorsed the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and the Rev. Laurie Haller as their episcopal nominees at their February 20, 2016 meeting here.
The Council of Bishops Task Force on Human Sexuality, Gender and Race has issued a report for members of the Council of Bishops outlining a list of seven core values formulated by the task force for Episcopal leaders and for the denomination.
The North Central Jurisdictional Conference is held every four years and will next convene in Peoria, IL July 13-16, 2016.
HEATHER HAHN United Methodist News Service What does it look like to hold bishops accountable? Over the past four years, a number of United Methodists have debated that question ─ including bishops themselves.