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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops announce plans for coverage of the Desert Southwest Conference pending Bishop Robert Hoshibata’s planned retirement Oct. 1, 2021.
In this video launching the new “Where Love Lives” campaign, the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church remind us who God calls the Church to be: a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving home for all people.