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Judy Chung

Judy Chung

Conference Affiliation: California Pacific Education: Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership (2015) “Leading a Bible Study on Incarnational Mission for the 21st Century” Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA Master of...

Anthony Tang

Anthony Tang

Conference Affiliation: Desert Southwest Education: Executive Master of Business Administration, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2003). Master of Divinity, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL (1997). Bachelor of...

Timote Piukala

Timote Piukala

Conference Affiliation: Desert Southwest Education: Tonga High School (Kingdom of Tonga) - Tonga School Certificate (US Diploma Equivalent) P.S.S.C Pacific Senior Secondary School Cert (University Enterance) Mt San Jacinto College (San Jacinto California) - A.A in...

Jessica Rooks

Jessica Rooks

Conference Affiliation: Mountain Sky Education: 2023, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University 2002, M.Div., Iliff School of Theology, Colorado 1999, B.A., Economics, Western State College, Colorado Ministry Experience: Ministry Experience: Dean...

The Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Process 2024

The Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Process 2024

From the Western Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy (WJCOE), July 5, 2024 Introduction The United Methodist Church is journeying through a time of significant change and we are living into that new reality. The historic 2020/2024 General Conference mandated the...

Statement on Episcopal Elections at the 2024 Western Jurisdiction Conference

Statement on Episcopal Elections at the 2024 Western Jurisdiction Conference

Due to unexpected circumstances, the Western Jurisdiction’s Committee on Episcopacy is now preparing for a potential episcopal election during the 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference in Spokane, Washington. They encourage those feeling called to the episcopacy to consider applying and ask for assistance in identifying potential candidates, emphasizing the importance of a supportive election process.

WJ Bishops share pastoral message after historic General Conference

Ten Western Jurisdiction bishops (five active, five retired) share a reflection on the historic results of the postponed 2020 General Conference that recently concluded after meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, from April 23-May 3, 2024. Grounded in the Biblical...

A revival for creation at General Conference

A revival for creation at General Conference

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst, Steward of Creation at Circle Faith Future The United Methodist Creation Justice Movement had its genesis in 2019 at a creation care summit in Nashville, Tennessee, when a group of long-time United Methodist...

WJ to keep 5 bishops, must transfer 2 from other jurisdictions

WJ to keep 5 bishops, must transfer 2 from other jurisdictions

By Alyssa Fisher, WJ Communications After several days of long discussions, the Interjurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy shared Friday that there will be no episcopal elections this year. As was reported last week, the Interjurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy...

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.

Sandra K Olewine

San Francisco Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop

Kristin Stoneking

Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop

Cedrick D. Bridgeforth

Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
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Dottie Escobedo-Frank cal-pac

WJ College of Bishops, President
Los Angeles Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
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Carlo A. Rapanut

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

New Mexico Annual Conference, Resident Bishop

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Minerva G. Carcaño

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