The Jurisdictional Trial in which Bishop Minerva Carcaño is Respondent For Immediate Release - originally published at https://www.umc.org/en/content/host-jurisdiction-identified-for-upcoming-trial August 4, 2023 Host jurisdiction identified for upcoming trial...
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.
As we welcome the three new bishops of the Western Jurisdiction, the new College of Bishops offers a short Epiphany message to share in local churches during worship service or online. The video features Bishops Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Conference, Sally Dyck of the California-Nevada Conference, Dottie Escobedo-Frank of the California-Pacific Conference, Carlo Rapanut of the Desert Southwest Conference, and Cedrick Bridgeforth of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area.