In a newly released video, three delegates to the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference tell why they voted for Bishop Karen Oliveto, the first openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church. On April 25, 2017, the nine-member United Methodist Judicial Council will hear arguments in the challenge to Bishop Oliveto’s election.
A Message to The United Methodist Church
Kent Ingram, a pastor from Colorado, and Emily Allen, a lay delegate from California, write this message to The United Methodist Church. In it they seek to tell the real story about what happened at last year’s Western Jurisdictional Conference where Karen Oliveto was elected bishop.
A Call to Stand Together: Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Sustentation Fund
We believe theological diversity is critical for the vitality of The United Methodist Church. We seek to help our churches as we live into this new future.
Pastors of larger WJ churches offer full support of Bishop Oliveto
On the heels of the Western Jurisdictional Conference held last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, several pastors from large churches in the Western Jurisdiction released a short statement of support for the WJ's newest bishop. Bishop Karen Oliveto was elected out of the...
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...
Millions Raised in the Imagine No Malaria Initiative
To date, the Western Jurisdiction has raised $8.5 million in the Imagine No Malaria initiative.
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) = 10