Church Leadership

Bishops
Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Trailblazing Bishop Wilbur Choy dies at 103

The first Asian American bishop elected in The United Methodist Church helped the church grow more ethnically and racially diverse. He also had a great sense of humor.
Faith Stories
In this photo from 2019, retired United Methodist pastor John Capen stands by the finish line at the Tata Consultancy Services New York City Marathon. Capen also ran in the 2021 race. Photo courtesy of John Capen.

Life is a marathon: Lessons from a retired pastor

At 84, a retired United Methodist pastor finds the lessons he's learned by running marathons can be applied to life.
Local Church
Lay leader Ed Zinkiewicz leads the congregation of West Nashville (Tenn.) United Methodist Church in prayer. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Who may hold office in a local church?

Those who may hold office in a local church depends on the office in question.
Mission and Ministry
Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones and the Rev. Jill Daniel (standing with Jones) visit with children and supervisors at the new Methodist Children’s Center in Linden, Texas. Jones has made child welfare a conference priority, and Daniel leads the conference’s effort to plant child care centers in underserved areas. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Conference takes on 'child care deserts'

Texas Conference partners with local churches to start child care centers in underserved areas, with a focus on literacy, health and discipleship.

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