North Central Jurisdiction Elects Rev. Dan Schwerin as Bishop

* By Lisa Wink The Rev. Dan Schwerin, assistant to the bishop for the Wisconsin Conference, has been elected as bishop in The United Methodist Church's North Central Jurisdictional Conference. Delegates elected Schwerin on November 3 at the jurisdiction's meeting in the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the sixth ballot. He received [...]

NCJ Elects Rev. Dr. Lanette L. Plambeck in Third Round of Balloting

* By Liz Winders Bishop Lanette Plambeck was elected on the third ballot at the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference on Wednesday, November 2. She received 102 votes of the 167 ballots cast. She needed 101 to be elected (60% of valid votes). The North Central Jurisdiction consists of 167 delegates, an equal number of [...]

NCJ Elects Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai as Bishop in Historic Vote

* By James Deaton The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief Connectional Ministries officer for the Connectional Table, has been elected as bishop in The United Methodist Church’s North Central Jurisdictional Conference. Bigham-Tsai’s election on Wednesday afternoon was a historic milestone, as she was the first to be elected on the first round of voting within the [...]