The 2024 Western Jurisdictional Conference will be held in the Greater Northwest Area on July 10-13, 2024. As we gather we will have traveled from the eastern edge of Colorado, the islands of Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan in the west, from Alaska in the north, from Arizona in the south, and all places in between to reach the middle of the Salt Lake region.
We gather to live out and model our Western Jurisdiction vision: A home for all God’s people, gathered around a table of reconciliation and transformation: the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is multicultural and inclusive, engaged in the life of its communities, with confident, effective lay and clergy leadership who, in diverse ministry settings, form disciples who live out the Good News of Jesus as global citizens. We gather Where Love Lives.
We gather to consider what values we share as a jurisdiction, celebrate retirements, elect new bishops to serve in our jurisdiction, and consider legislation that moves us toward living into our values and vision.
The first day of Western Jurisdictional Conference in Salt Lake City began with an episcopal address, introduction of the 33 episcopal candidates, one certifying ballot and two other ballots, speeches, scenarios and more. Read today’s re-cap.
Offered here, in the pre-conference packet, are pieces of legislation received by October 10th, as well as reports from Jurisdictional Committees. Please note, the petitions have been numbered in the order in which they were received and our rules do not limit potential legislation to those received by the packet-deadline.
The Western Jurisdiction Inter-Ethnic Coordinating committee, in an effort to help delegates learn about episcopal candidates demonstrated competency in intercultural relationships, has crafted questions and curated responses from all 32 episcopal candidates ahead of next week’s jurisdictional conference.
A conversation with the Executive Assistants to the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction.
Jurisdictional conference is coming! Soon! You may have some expectations about how jurisdictional conference happens. We invite you to set aside all those expectations.
As part of its commitment to engage in a more transparent dialogue leading up to the Western Jurisdictional Conference in November and the selection of new bishops, the WJ Committee on the Episcopacy has launched a public site to view profiles on the candidates who...
Bishops Hagiya and Oliveto offer reflections on the episcopacyTimeline & Resources For those considering the role of bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC, the following timeline has been released by the Western Jurisdiction leadership in cooperation with...
Dear Western Jurisdiction colleagues in ministry, Though there have been many delays of both General and Jurisdictional Conferences, we now expect our Western Jurisdictional Conference to meet in November 2022 to elect bishops. There’s been much conversation over the...
Hope springs from a meeting of the Western Jurisdiction as leadership eyes revised means of electing new bishops
The WJ Leadership Team affirmed the mission statement and values rubric created by the Vision & Mission Work Group as a necessary resource in the discernment process for potential bishops. The Western Jurisdiction will be looking to lift up and consecrate four bishops in the coming months.