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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.

McConnell’s legacy one of ‘joyful ministry’

McConnell’s legacy one of ‘joyful ministry’

  Originally published at https://www.umnews.org/en/news/mcconnells-legacy-one-of-joyful-ministry. By Sam Hodges Dec. 1, 2023 | UM News Bishop Calvin D. McConnell spent 16 years in the active episcopacy, leading two areas of the Western Jurisdiction and serving...

Church court finds bishop not guilty

Church court finds bishop not guilty

United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño stands as the presiding bishop reads the jury verdict on Sept. 22, the fourth day of her church trial in Glenview, Ill. Carcaño was found not guilty on all four charges against her. At right is the Rev. Scott Campbell, who...

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.

Trial of United Methodist bishop gets underway

Trial of United Methodist bishop gets underway

UM News Service’s Heather Hahn reports on details of the first day of the trial of Bishop Minvera Carcaño underway in Glenview, Illinois. A jury was selected, opening arguments were made, and several witnesses were called by the Church to testify.

Officials release final update on Jurisdictional Trial

Officials release final update on Jurisdictional Trial

The Jurisdictional Trial in which Bishop Minerva Carcaño is Respondent For Immediate Release September 13, 2023 Glenview, Illinois — Officials of the Jurisdictional Trial in which Bishop Minerva Carcaño is Respondent have released final information regarding the...

Bishop Escobedo-Frank’s Pastoral Letter on Fires

Bishop Escobedo-Frank’s Pastoral Letter on Fires

Dear Siblings in Christ, Yesterday the wind was high as I took off from Honolulu to West Coast. We were aware of the presence of Hurricane Dora, as the wind had been high for the last part of our trip. This morning I woke up to hear about the fires on Maui and Hawaiʻi...

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