WINTERTHUR, Switzerland (UMNS) — From March 13-17, 110 delegates and guests from about 20 countries gathered in Winterthur for the 17th session of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe. It was the final gathering of the jurisdictional and central conference meeting season that began in 2012. Rigels Kasmollari, a young man from Albania, …
“My dream is to make Davao Episcopal Area a model episcopal area in its financial resources and wring out from its lay and clergy ranks passion to make disciples of Jesus Christ that transform lives and transform communities,” new bishop says.View full post
Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso Juan, who presently leads the Baguio Episcopal Area, has been re-elected as a United Methodist bishop in the Philippines and will lead the Manila Episcopal Area starting in January. His new episcopal area has faced its share of controversy.View full post
The Rev. John Wesley Yohanna of the Mungo Dosso area in Nigeria has been elected a United Methodist bishop by delegates of the West Africa Central Conference. Yohanna, 49, succeeds Bishop Arthur Kulah who was recalled from retirement about five years ago to lead the Nigeria Episcopal Area.View full post
The Rev. Gabriel Unda Yemba of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, has been elected a United Methodist bishop by delegates of the Congo Central Conference.View full post
He will be the first United Methodist bishop from the former Soviet Union.
The Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference is meeting Oct. 17-20 in Kaunas, Lithuania, to elect a successor for Bishop Hans Växby, who has lead the Eurasia Episcopal Area since 2005.
In this interview, retiring Bishop Växby recounts the challenges and opportunities of leading this area.
West Africa Annual Conference selects the Rev. John Wesley Yohanna to succeed Bishop Kulah.