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Western Jurisdiction Leadership Team, College of Bishops, and Committee on Episcopacy Convene in San Diego

Western Jurisdiction Leadership Team, College of Bishops, and Committee on Episcopacy Convene in San Diego

Leaders in the Western Jurisdiction (WJ) of The United Methodist Church gathered in San Diego last Wednesday and Thursday to collaborate, share, and plan as a year of significant conferencing begins for the denomination. Members of the WJ’s Leadership Team, Committee on Episcopacy, and College of Bishops were present to vision for and discuss jurisdiction-level ministry and resourcing opportunities.

Trial sees defense of bishop, closing remarks

Trial sees defense of bishop, closing remarks

The church trial of United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño continued with witnesses testifying on how they think she violated church law. In their testimony on the afternoon of Sept. 19 and into Sept. 20, the witnesses — who had all served in the California-Nevada Conference — accused Carcaño of repeatedly overstepping a bishop’s authority and then taking retaliatory measures against her critics.

Witnesses testify in bishop’s trial

Witnesses testify in bishop’s trial

The church trial of United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño continued with witnesses testifying on how they think she violated church law. In their testimony on the afternoon of Sept. 19 and into Sept. 20, the witnesses — who had all served in the California-Nevada Conference — accused Carcaño of repeatedly overstepping a bishop’s authority and then taking retaliatory measures against her critics.

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 newly elected bishops from the 2022 WJ Conference are Bishop Carlo A. Rapanut, Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth, and Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank. 

Cedrick D. Bridgeforth

Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
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Dottie Escobedo-Frank

WJ College of Bishops, President
Los Angeles Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
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Karen P. Oliveto

Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop 

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Carlo A. Rapanut

WJ College of Bishops, Secretary
Phoenix Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop

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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
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Grant J. Hagiya - Retired

WJ College of Bishops
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
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Elaine J. W. Stanovsky - Retired

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