Jurisdictional Conference 2016

Clergy and lay representatives from 11 annual conferences, including Minnesota gathered from July 13-16 in Peoria, Illinois, to elect four bishops and a number of other leaders at the 2016 North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference.
The Minnesota Conference was represented at the NCJ Conference by four clergy delegates and four lay delegates plus alternates.

Links to photos, articles, and videos produced throughout the four days of Jurisdictional Conference are posted below.




Post-Jurisdictional Conference:

Video: Bishop Ough on reassignment to Dakotas-Minnesota Area

NCJ wrap-up video

Retired Dakotas pastor crafts crosiers for bishops

NCJ communicators work across conferences to provide coverage

Rev. Carol Zaagsma: Finding hope at NCJ Conference


Bishop Ough stays put, Bishop Bard assigned to Michigan Area (complete list of assignments)

Four new NCJ bishops consecrated


Becoming a bishop: Bard reflects on changes, what’s next

Podcast: David Bard on becoming a bishop

Delegates listen, pray, approve budget and resolution

Fri. worship: Living together for ministry


Wednesday and Thursday wrap-up video

NCJ elects fourth bishop and says goodbye to four others

Bishop Jung calls for unity amid diversity during worship

Electronic voting reforms Jurisdictional Conference


Delegates elect 3 bishops, make other key decisions

Minnesota delegates celebrate Bard's election

NCJ opens with worship, Bishop Keaton issues plea for unity

Rev. Jeff Ozanne: The church is the people

Methodist Federation for Social Action hosts episcopal candidate forum


Black Methodists for Church Renewal host episcopal candidate forum

Episcopal elections

Profiles of bishops-elect: Tracy Smith Malone / Frank Beard / David Bard / Laurie Haller

Latest ballot results for all five U.S. jurisdictions

Episcopal election primer and history


PHOTOS: North Central Jurisdictional Conference (select album based on day)

AUDIO: Podcasts from Jurisdictional Conference (click on "Episodes" tab)

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