Western Jurisdictional Conference 2016 Has Begun!

by | Jul 13, 2016 | WJC2016

The Greater Northwest Area warmly extends an invitation to Spokane, Washington, for the 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference. We will begin our time together engaging in acts of compassion and justice at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 (click here for more details) and conclude following worship on Saturday afternoon, July 13.

The venue for the 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference is the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane, about a 15-minute drive from Spokane International Airport. We will hold the Memorial and Consecration/Closing Services at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church. The Western Jurisdiction’s website has more information, including special hotel rates for conference attendees.

Though the specific work of the WJ Conference is uncertain at this point, delegates will have much work to do as a jurisdiction to strategize and align our ministry moving forward. More detailed information will come in the following months.

If you have questions, please contact the WJ Program and Arrangements Chair, Rev. David Nieda, at . We look forward to seeing you in July!

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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