The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church has elected the Rev. Martin D. McLee bishop on the 21st ballot. McLee is superintendent of the Metro Boston Hope District in the New England Annual (regional)Conference. He received 140 of 224 votes.
“It’s my honor to introduce one who loves Jesus, one who loves justice, who is contagious in joy, and invites anyone and everyone to rise from the dead,” said Boston Area
Bishop Peter Weaver.
McLee quoted Sly and the Family Stone in his remarks to the conference: “Thank you for letting me be myself,” he said.
The Northeastern Jurisdiction has to elect one more bishop during its April 18-20 in Charleston, W.Va. See ballot-by-ballot totals here.