Sharma Lewis, Sue Haupert-Johnson Among Bishops Consecrated at Lake Junaluska
"With joy and with God's grace I present to you our new bishops!" said Bishop Larry Goodpaster. Five new United Methodist bishops were consecrated in The United Methodist Church this morning at the closing service of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. North Georgia's episcopal nominee Sharma Lewis, North Georgia's next episcopal leader Sue Haupert-Johnson, David Graves, Leonard Fairley and Lawson Bryan were set apart for the ministry of bishop.
Sharma Lewis Elected Bishop in The United Methodist Church
In an historic election, the Rev. Sharma Lewis of the North Georgia Annual Conference was elected bishop by the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. She was elected on the first ballot at the jurisdiction’s quadrennial meeting at Lake Junaluska, N.C. She was consecrated on July 15 and has been assigned to the Virginia Annual Conference.
Virginia Conference - Bishop Sharma Lewis
North Georgia - Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
Alabama-West Florida - Bishop David Graves
Florida - Bishop Ken Carter
Holston - Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor
Kentucky and Red Bird Missionary - Bishop Leonard Fairley
Mississippi - Bishop James Swanson
Tennessee and Memphis - Bishop Bill McAlilly
North Alabama - Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett
North Carolina - Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
South Carolina - Bishop Jonathan Holston
South Georgia - Bishop Lawson Bryan
Western North Carolina - Bishop Paul Leeland
View photos from a week filled with history-making and spirit-led moments as the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference carried out its work at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.
North Georgia's Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference spent the year praying, meeting, discerning, supporting, listening and preparing on behalf of our Annual Conference. They spent weeks away from family and work, doing the work of The United Methodist Church. Please continue to keep in your prayers and express your gratitude to:
Mathew A. Pinson
Joe Wesley Kilpatrick
Sharma Denise Lewis
Philip Daniel Schroeder
Jane Newman Brooks
P. Alice Rogers
James Carlton Cantrell III
Steven Wood Sr.
Richard Don Winn Sr.
Charles Walter Savage II
Kyle Edward Tomlinson
Herzen De Vega Andone
Byron Eric Thomas
Jasper J. Russell Sr.
Leon Jourolmon III
Lee D. Highsmith
Dianne Andrews Spencer
Lily del C. Berrios
Deloris F. Carhee
Richard L. Williamson
Nora Elizabeth Colmenares
Bridgette Denise Young-Ross
Dalton Troy Rushing
David Cochran Walters
Bernice Williams Kirkland
Olujimi Wesley Brown
Elizabeth Camak LaRocca-Pitts
Michael Lee Cash
Juan A. Quintanilla
Howard Davidson Allen Grady
Leon Edward Matthews Jr.
James Hughes Lowry Jr.
Kate Hurst Floyd
John Arthur Beyers
Hugh Bentley Cathey Sr.