Bishop Robin Dease

Bishop Dease Serves as Episcopal Leader of the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Bishop Robin Dease is the episcopal leader of the North Georgia Conference. She was elected bishop by the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church and consecrated on November 4, 2022. Her first assignment as bishop is to the North Georgia Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church and she began service in North Georgia on January 1, 2023.
Bishop Dease grew up in Brooklyn, New York, one of 13 siblings. She graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg in 1992. She earned a master of divinity degree and a doctor of ministry degree in stewardship from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
She joined the South Carolina Conference in 1992, became a full-time local pastor in 1998, and was ordained an elder in 2001. She has served as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Johns Island (1998-2008), John Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville (2008-2012), and St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Hilton Head (2021-2022). She also has served as superintendent of the Hartsville District (2013-2021), and in 2012, was interim chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Claflin.
Bishop Dease has been involved in numerous denominational and conference boards and committees, served on the 2012, 2016, and 2020 General & Jurisdictional Conference delegations, has served as an Upper Room Spiritual Formation Leader, and has been active in organizations in the communities where she has served (Ministerial Alliance, Chamber of Commerce, United Way Faith Based Committee, Rotary, and more).


Message from Bishop Dease on January Storms in North Georgia
On behalf of the North Georgia Conference, we send our earnest prayers to all those persons and communities affected by the recent tornadoes. We also pray for generosity and provision asking individuals, churches, and organizations to contribute to UMCOR. You can make a donation to U.S. Disaster Response through any North Georgia Conference United Methodist church. Our disaster response teams are assessing how to effectively offer time, resources, and support in order to bring a sense of ...
North Georgia Conference Celebrates Assignment of Bishop Dease With Service of Installation
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Head of the church, I gladly assume, with you and among you, this ministry of Word, Sacrament, and Order, of pastoral supervision, government, and service. Strengthened by the love of God and the remembrance of my consecration to the episcopacy, I am resolved to serve faithfully and well the congregations and people of the North Georgia Conference as bishop, pastor, and friend. SERMON  |  FULL SERVICE  |  BULLETIN  |  PHOTOS On Sunday, January 8, the North ...
Bishop Dease's Journey to North Georgia: 'Where He Leads, I Will Follow'
Bishop Robin Dease (Photo by Matt Brodie) By Sybil Davidson Bishop Robin Dease’s assignment to the North Georgia Annual Conference was a full-circle moment. It was right here in North Georgia that she first fell in love with The United Methodist Church.   Brooklyn, NY to Atlanta Though Bishop Dease had 12 brothers and sisters, in many ways she has always been set apart.   “I was the only one in my family to go to college,” she shared. “My parents were from South Carolina and moved to New York ...
Bishop Robin Dease Assigned to the North Georgia Annual Conference
Bishop Robin Dease has been appointed as the next bishop of the North Georgia Annual Conference. She begins service in our conference on January 1, 2023. (Read a brief bio here.) After the assignment, the North Georgia Annual Conference delegation and friends surrounded Bishop Dease in prayer and welcome.  "I'm a collaborator," she said. "Let's have fun. Let's make disciples. Let's love one another. Let's build bridges. I am looking forward to working together." Delegates elected Dease, 54, on...


Bishop Robin Dease
Resident Bishop
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Susan Gunter
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
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