Episcopal Elections

Bishops
Dr. David W. Scott. Photo © Hector Amador.

United Methodist bishops in global perspective

The lack of regional decision-making authority in the U.S. United Methodist conferences caused the recent dilemma over not being able to hold episcopal elections.
General Church
Bishop Mande Muyombo. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Muyombo elected bishop in Congo

The executive director for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries was the fourth and final bishop elected at the Central Congo Conference.
General Church
The Rev. Kasap Owan, president of the Katanga Methodist University in Mulungushi, is elected a United Methodist bishop by delegates at the Congo Central Conference meeting in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Owan, 62, was elected March 18 during the quadrennial meeting. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.​

Owan elected as bishop in Congo

University president is third pastor elected as bishop by Congo Central Conference delegates.
General Church
Bishop Patrick Streiff, left, of the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area, greets the Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge after he is elected a United Methodist bishop by delegates at the Congo Central Conference on March 18. Lunge, 59, was elected at the quadrennial meeting in Kamina. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Lunge elected bishop in Congo

The Rev. Daniel Onashuyaka Lunge was elected bishop on third ballot by delegates of the Congo Central Conference.

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