Two days, 35 ballots.
The Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church took a record-breaking number of ballots to elect three episcopal leaders this week. The Rev. Mark Webb received 134 votes on ballot number 35, and will be consecrated tomorrow at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charleston, W.Va.
“We are a great church,” he said in his remarks to the conference. “But God isn’t finished with us yet.” Webb is superintendent of the York District in the Susquehanna Conference.