The Jurisdictional Trial in which Bishop Minerva Carcaño is respondent will be moved to a yet-to-be-determined jurisdiction other than the Western Jurisdiction. Both the location and date are under review and may be announced near the end of this week.
With interest and speculation growing about the jurisdictional trial in which Bishop Minerva Carcaño is respondent. Bishops Dottie Escobedo-Frank and Carlo Rapanut share a request they have made to the presiding officer, Bishop Alfred Gwinn, which, if granted, would allow the Church to closely follow the proceedings.
Additional details, including the venue and officers, have been set for the trial to adjudicate complaints against Bishop Minerva Carcaño. Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank also notes that a just resolution can occur at any point, even as the Church prepares for judicial proceedings.
July 1, 2023 The following update is for your information: Trial dates have been set for August 21st through August 25th to adjudicate the complaints against Bishop Minerva Carcaño. We covet your prayers as we seek God’s wisdom, restoration, and healing. Grace y paz,...
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...
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.
After electing three new bishops, delegates learned assignments to episcopal areas for the remainder of the 2020-2024 quadrennium. Significant pieces of legislation were approved helping the Western Jurisdiction work toward a more inclusive, de-colonized church.
After 19 rounds of votes, just before dinner, the Western Jurisdiction happily celebrated the election of its third new episcopal leader. While the focus of the day was the election, pieces of legislation were introduced, discussions over racism were held and the day ended with retirement celebrations for two of bishops.