WJ EVENT NEWS

2022 WJ Spring Leadership Meetings

 The Western Jurisdiction will be holding its Spring Leadership Meetings from March 29 through April 3, 2022, in Des Moines, Washington. There will be a virtual option to join online for those who are not able or do not wish to travel. Only those who have been...

WJ Delegates Meeting – Feb. 13, 2021

On February 13, the General and Jurisdictional Conference Information Webinar will deliver important updates to U.S. delegates and other designated participants. Shortly after this concludes, the Western Jurisdiction will convene a conversation for its delegates,...

Route 122

Route 122

Pre-Event Wed. 9:00 a.m.-Main Event Starts 1:30 p.m. We are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The mission field around us is not the one we came from and not the one our church was designed to reach. How will we faithfully...

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
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Dottie Escobedo-Frank

WJ College of Bishops, President
Los Angeles Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop
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Karen P. Oliveto

Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, Resident Bishop 

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Carlo A. Rapanut

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

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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
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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
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Elaine J. W. Stanovsky - Retired

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