The Western Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy and The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops For Immediate Release: May 4, 2023 Contact: Patrick Scriven, The Committee on Investigation of the Western Jurisdiction has completed its work...
Bridgeforth brings experience, collaborative mindset into new role as bishop
Raised in rural Alabama, Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth brings a wealth of experience in diverse ministry settings, clergy coaching, teaching, writing, and work in the non-profit world to his role as a newly-elected and consecrated bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. He will serve the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area (which comprises the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences) beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Bishop Rapanut ready to be an authentic leader within the church
As he begins his journey as a bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut reflects on how his roots as a Filipino American impacted his call to ministry and the leadership he’ll provide the people of the Desert Southwest Conference beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Escobedo-Frank grounds herself in ministry, outreach as a bishop
As she begins the work of an episcopal leader in The United Methodist Church, Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank hopes to remain grounded in humility as she serves Christ through the local churches and communities in her new episcopal assignment: The California-Pacific Conference.
Invitation to Spiritual Care and Safe Space from the Western Jurisdiction LGBTQIA+ Ministries, United Methodist Church
United Methodists must work to change the climate of hate and fear of LGBTQIA+ folx in concrete ways. To do this, we urge the United Methodists in the West to take steps to confront the homophobic and transphobic attitudes that are pervasive in our churches and in our society.
Western Jurisdiction United Methodists commit deeply to Tongan relief efforts
Through song, dance, tool drives, informational videos and more, ministry settings across the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church are doing their part to provide support and relief to the small island nation of Tonga in the aftermath of a devastating...
Blessings to all from the Western Jurisdiction 202? General Conference First Elects!
Open forum discussion on Western Jurisdiction task group reports planned for November 13 makes way for the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders event focused on the ‘PTSD’ of the pandemic.
Work Group Updated Reports
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 At the July 2021 of the special called session of the Western Jurisdiction, delegates approved the following motion: It is with gratitude for the work completed and shared here, we move that: the work of each Workgroup shall be completed...
Proposing a second Special Called Western Jurisdiction Conference
Some of our delegates have expressed concern that they are not ready to make the critical decision of how many bishops the WJ should prepare to elect in 2022. For these reasons, a second Special Called Western Jurisdiction Conference is proposed for November 13, 2021.
The Bishops approve episcopal supervision of the Desert Southwest Conference
Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops announce plans for coverage of the Desert Southwest Conference pending Bishop Robert Hoshibata’s planned retirement Oct. 1, 2021.