NCJ elects Laurie Haller

The North Central Jurisdiction elected the Rev. Laurie Haller bishop on the 13th ballot taken mid-day Thursday, July 14.

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Bishops … the BIG picture

Before this time next week The United Methodist Church will consecrate 15 new bishops and here’s the work that lies ahead.

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3 Gay pastors nominated for bishop

Three openly gay pastors are candidates for episcopal elections, including Rev. David Meredith of the North Central Jurisdiction.

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Term limits for bishops?

General Conference Legislation calls for end of  the life-long term for episcopal leaders.

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Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

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.

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Task force reports core values

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.

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Episcopal candidates named

The North Central Jurisdictional Conference is held every four years and will next convene in Peoria, IL July 13-16, 2016.

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General Conference to look at bishop accountability

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.

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