Active Bishops

Bishops of The United Methodist Church provide spiritual leadership to more than 11 million persons in a broad range of settings on four continents, including North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Historically, bishops preside over Annual and Central Conferences (regional areas of the church). They play an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the church and its mission throughout the world.

The following lists the names of bishops serving the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church and their 2016-2020 assignments. Click on the bishops’ names to find out more about each person.

Minerva G. Carcaño

WJ College of Bishops
WJ Leadership Team
WJ Quadrennial Conference Member
WJ Transforming Ministry 4
WJ UMW Event
WJ Hispanic Ministry Council
WJ Mission Cabinet
WJ Immigration Task Force

Grant J. Hagiya

College President
WJ Executive Team
Korean Ministry Chair
Leadership Team
Coordinator of WJ Course of Study
WJ Leadership Development
WJ Bishop Jack and Marjorie Tuell Center
WJ Transforming Ministries Conference
WJ Liaison with Communicators
WJ Ministerial Services Committee
WJ United Methodist Women
Japanese American Caucus
Asian American Summer Camp Program

Robert T. Hoshibata

WJ College of Bishops
WJ Congregational Development Team
WJ Transforming Ministry 4
WJ UMW Event

Karen Oliveto

(No assignments)

Elaine Stanovsky

WJ College of Bishops
WJ Native American Ministries
WJ Acts of Repentance Oversight