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 [...]

Episcopal Address: We Are in Odd Space

* By Rev. Cindy Gregorson FORT WAYNE, Indiana—Bishop David Alan Bard, president of the College of Bishops, launched into his episcopal address declaring that we find ourselves in odd space. We are in an odd space historically, politically and denominationally. We are on the precipice of mid-term elections in the United States where deep polarization [...]

NCJ Jurisdictional Conference Day 1: Opening Worship and Election of Two Bishops

* By Rev. Cindy Gregorson This is the sound of dry bones rattling. Open the grave, I’m coming out. I’m gonna live, gonna live again! The delegates of the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference were on their feet, proclaiming in song that these dry bones will live as they opened their session in worship. Bishop [...]