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USA: Die Liste der 50 aktiven Bischöfe der EMK

In verschiedenen Jährlichen Konferenzen der Evangelisch-methodistischen Kirche (EMK) in den Vereinigten Staaten fanden in den vergangen Wochen Bischofswahlen statt. Untenstehend sind nun alle 50 aktiven Bischöfe aufgeführt, die neu gewählt wurden oder weiterhin im Dienst sind, geographisch unterteilt in die fünf Zuständigkeitsbereiche (jurisdictions):

Northeastern Jurisdiction

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
Pittsburgh area (Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference).
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
New Jersey Area (Greater New Jersey Annual Conference).
Bishop Violet Fisher
New York West area (North Central New York and Western New York annual conferences).
Bishop Ernest Lyght
West Virginia area, covering the West Virginia Conference.
Bishop Marcus Matthews
Philadelphia area (Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware annual conferences).
Bishop Jane Allen Middleton
Harrisburg, Pa., area, (Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference).
Bishop Susan Morrison
Albany, N.Y., Area, (Troy and Wyoming annual conferences).
Bishop Jeremiah J. Park
NewYork area (New York Annual Conference).
Bishop John Schol
Washington, D.C., area (Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference).
Bishop Peter Weaver
Boston area (New England Annual Conference).

North Central Jurisdiction

Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher
Illinois Area (Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference).
Bishop Michael J. Coyner
Indiana Area (North Indiana and South Indiana conferences).
Bishop Sally Dyck
MinnesotaArea (Minnesota Conference).
Bishop John L. Hopkins
Ohio East Area (East Ohio Conference).
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung
Chicago Area (Northern Illinois Conference).
Bishop Jonathan Keaton
Michigan Area (Detroit and West Michigan annual conferences).
Bishop Deborah Kiesey
Dakotas Area (Dakotas Annual Conference).
Bishop Linda Lee
Wisconsin Area (Wisconsin Conference).
Bishop Bruce R. Ough
Ohio West Area(West Ohio Conference).
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
Iowa Area (Iowa Conference).

Southeastern Jurisdiction

Bishop G. Lindsey Davis
North Georgia Area (North Georgia Annual Conference).
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster
Alabama-West Florida Area (Alabama and West Florida annual conferences).
Bishop Alfred Gwinn
Raleigh, N.C., Area, (North Carolina Annual Conference).
Bishop Charlene Kammerer
Richmond, Va., Area (Virginia Annual Conference).
Bishop James R. King Jr.
Louisville, Ky., Area, (Kentucky Annual and Red Bird Missionary conferences).
Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey
Charlotte, N.C., Area, (Western North Carolina Annual Conference).
Bishop James Swanson
Holston Area (Knoxville, Tenn.-based Holston Annual Conference).
Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor
Columbia, S.C., Area (South Carolina Annual Conference).
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
Mississippi Area (Mississippi Annual Conference).
Bishop B. Michael Watson
South Georgia Area (South Georgia Annual Conference).
Bishop William H. Willimon
Birmingham, Ala., Area (North Alabama Annual Conference).
Bishop Richard J. Wills Jr.
Nashville, Tenn., Area (Memphis and Tennessee annual conferences.
Bishop Timothy Whitaker
Florida Area, which includes the Florida Annual Conference.

South Central Jurisdiction

Bishop Charles N. Crutchfield
Arkansas Area (Arkansas Annual Conference).
Bishop Ben R. Chamness
Fort Worth Area (Central Texas Annual Conference).
Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr.
Oklahoma Area (Oklahoma Annual and Oklahoma Indian Missionary conferences).
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie
Houston Area (Texas Annual Conference).
Bishop William W. Hutchinson
Louisiana Area (Louisiana Annual Conference).
Bishop Scott C. Jones
Kansas Area (Kansas East and Kansas West annual conferences.
Bishop Joel N. Martinez
San Antonio Area (Rio Grande and Southwest Texas annual conferences).
Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure Jr.,
Dallas Area (North Texas Annual Conference).
Bishop Robert C. Schnase
Missouri Area (Missouri Annual Conference).
Bishop Ann B. Sherer
Nebraska Area (Nebraska Annual Conference).
Bishop D. Max Whitfield
Northwest Texas-New Mexico Area (Northwest Texas and New Mexico annual conferences).

Western Jurisdiction

Bishop Warner Brown
Denver Area (Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences).
Bishop Minerva Carcano
Phoenix Area (Desert Southwest Conference and the Korean Mission).
Bishop Robert Hoshibata
Portland, Ore., Area, (Oregon-Idaho Conference)
Bishop Edward Paup
Seattle Area (Alaska Missionary and Pacific Northwest conferences).
Bishop Beverly Shamana
San Francisco Area (California-Nevada Conference).
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson
Los Angeles Area (California-Pacific Conference, which includes Hawaii, Guam and Saipan).

Neben den 50 Bischöfen in den USA sind weitere achtzehn Bischöfe in Zentralkonferenzen der EMK auf der ganzen Welt aktiv im Dienst.


Quelle: EMKNI / United Methodist News Service

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