Jul 18

NEJ Elects Sandra Steiner Ball on fifth ballot

Philadelphia Area resident bishop, Bishop-elect Sandra Steiner-Ball. Photo: Adam Cunningham

The Rev. Sandra Steiner Ball is a new bishop-elect in The United Methodist Church. She was elected on July 18 on the fifth ballot by the Northeastern Jurisdiction. She received 132 of a possible 219 votes. Ball is the director of connectional ministries for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference.

“The church will be blessed with the leadership of this gifted spirit-filled and energetic servant of God,” said Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Philadelphia Area.





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  2. Ernest L. Swiggett

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Congratulations, Bishop-Elect! May God continue to robe in the generosity of His Holy Spirit this day and all days to come.

  3. Paulette Towner

    Welcome to the Susquehanna Conference.

  4. Earle Baker

    Congratulations. You are in the prayers of your home church family.

  5. John Van Tine


  6. Joyce & Bob Voshell

    A Big Congratulations from the Voshell family!! We knew you would do it. Our prayers will be with you as you
    go with God as the new Bishop. We at Avenue UMC are so proud of all your good work!!

  7. Barbara Galloway

    Yeah! What wonderful news for the United Methodist Church! God bless you, friend!

  8. Bruce & Gail Cooke

    Congratulations! Go with God!

  9. Jessie Cottman Smith

    Sandra, we at Barratt’s Chapel & Museum with The Commission on Archives and History are very proud of you and will miss you dearly, but wish you Godspeed . Blessings,

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