Cincinnati pastor is nominee to lead Board of Discipleship

The Rev. Timothy L. Bias, senior pastor of the multicampus Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, is the nominee to be the top executive of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship.

Mountain Sky Area Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky, president of the Board of Discipleship, has notified the board of directors that the search committee will present Bias for the board’s vote when it meets Oct. 10-12. The Rev. Karen Greenwaldt plans to retire Dec. 31 after 13 years at the helm of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship and more than 30 years as a staff member with the agency.

The general church agency is devoted to helping congregations become more vital and individual United Methodists become better disciples. The agency also encompasses The Upper Room, the self-supporting ministry that has been providing daily devotionals and fostering spiritual growth for more than 75 years.

For more information, go to the Board of Discipleship website.

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