Follow Election of Bishops from Across The U.S.


United Methodists in the United States, the Philippines, and Central and Southern Europe are meeting in November to elect and consecrate new bishops and assign bishops to specific regions or episcopal areas.

Bishops are the top clergy leaders of The United Methodist Church. This will be the first time since 2016 that new bishops have been elected for the church, which has more than 12 million members worldwide.

U.S. delegates are meeting Nov. 2-5 in five areas or jurisdictions – Southeastern, North Central, Northeastern, South Central, and Western.

The SEJ will elect three bishops.

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