Media Inquiries:
Please contact Patrick Scriven for questions related to the Western Jurisdiction.


Alaska Conference
Jim Doepken (Conference Communicator)
PO Box 670421, Chugiak, AK 99567

California-Nevada Conference
Selby Ewing (Director of Communications)
PO Box 980250, W. Sacramento, CA 95798
Phone: 916-374-1529

California-Pacific Conference
Alyssa Fisher (Director of Communications)
PO Box 6006, Pasadena, CA 91102
Phone: 626-568-7369

Desert Southwest Conference
Christina Dillabough (Director of Communications)
1550 E. Meadowbrook Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-266-6956

Mountain Sky Conference
Evelyn Warren (Communications Director)
PO Box 462200, Centennial, CO 80046
Phone: 303-325-7054

Oregon-Idaho Conference
Kristen Caldwell (Communications Manager)
1505 SW 18th, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-802-9209

Pacific Northwest Conference
Patrick Scriven (Director of Communications)
PO Box 13650, Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: 206-870-6808

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
Full Bio

Dottie Escobedo-Frank

WJ College of Bishops, President
Los Angeles Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
Full Bio

Karen P. Oliveto

Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop 

Full Bio

Carlo A. Rapanut

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

Full Bio

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
Full Bio

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
Full Bio

Elaine J. W. Stanovsky - Retired

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


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