Crossing The Threshold Together

Crossing The Threshold Together

July 18, 2016 Dear sisters and brothers of the Western Jurisdiction Conference, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19 I stand amazed at this new thing God has done, and give thanks to you, my dear sisters and...

2016-2020 Western Jurisdiction Plan of Supervision

Korean: Bishop Grant Hagiya Hispanic/Latino: Bishop Minerva Carcaño Pacific Islander: Bishop Minerva Carcaño Leadership: Bishop Karen Oliveto Congregational Development: Bishop Bob Hoshibata Healing with Indigenous Persons: Bishop Elaine Stanovsky Inter-Ethnic: Bishop...

2016-2020 Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Assignments

Episcopal assignments are determined by the Western Jurisdiction Episcopacy Committee.  Each assignment begins on September 1 of the year. After the Episcopacy Committee met until 2:35AM through much prayer and consideration, these are the assignments for the...
Western Jurisdiction Elects Karen Oliveto Bishop

Western Jurisdiction Elects Karen Oliveto Bishop

The Rev. Dr. Karen P. Oliveto was elected to the episcopacy on the 17th ballot by the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church (UMC). “Today we took a step closer into living into beloved community,” said Oliveto. Since 2008, Oliveto has served as the...

Sixteenth Ballot Results

After the sixteenth ballot of Western Jurisdictional Episcopal Elections, there is no election. The results are as follows (# of votes): Karen Oliveto (Cal-Nev) = 61 Dottie Escobedo-Frank (DSC) = 29 Walter “Skip” Strickland (RMC) =...

Fifteenth Ballot Results

After the fifteenth ballot of Western Jurisdictional Episcopal Elections, there is no election. The results are as follows (# of votes): Karen Oliveto (Cal-Nev) = 59 Dottie Escobedo-Frank (DSC) = 29 Walter “Skip” Strickland (RMC) =...

Fourteenth Ballot Results

After the fourteenth ballot of Western Jurisdictional Episcopal Elections, there is no election. The results are as follows (# of votes): Karen Oliveto (Cal-Nev) = 56 Dottie Escobedo-Frank (DSC) = 26 Walter “Skip” Strickland (RMC) =...