Interim Bishop David Bard

Note: Bishop Lanette Plambeck has been assigned as the resident bishop for the Dakotas-Minnesota Area effective Jan. 1, 2023. She was elected to the episcopacy at the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference. 

Bishop Bishop David Bard is overseeing the Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church as interim bishop. This assignment will continue until another bishop is assigned.

The Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area comprises two separately governed conferences: the Dakotas Annual Conference and the Minnesota Annual Conference. Although the two conferences generally share one bishop, for this interim period, Bishop Laurie Haller of Iowa will assume primary supervisory responsibility for the Dakotas Conference, and Bishop Bard of Michigan will assume primary supervisory responsibility for the Minnesota Conference.

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Contact Bishop David Bard or Janet Beard at the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area office at (612) 230-6152. Mailing address is 122 W. Franklin Ave., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058