Clymer
reitred

 
Dyck
Minnesota

 
Hopkins
East Ohio

 
Jung
Chicago

 
Keaton
Michigan


Kiesey
Dakotas


Lee
Wisconsin

 
Ott
retired


Ough
West Ohio


Palmer
Illinois


Rader
retired

 
Trimble
Iowa

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner will host the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) College of Bishops at the Indiana Conference Center in Indianapolis from Monday noon through Wednesday noon, Jan. 24-26. The NCJ is composed of 11 annual conferences among nine Midwestern states including, Ohio (East and West conferences) Indiana, Michigan (Detroit and West Mich. conferences), Wisconsin, Illinois (Northern Ill., and Ill. Great Rivers conferences), Minnesota plus North and South Dakota (which are one conference over two states). Among the eleven conferences, there are ten bishops. The two Michigan conferences share one bishop. Bishops are elected by the jurisdictional conference held every four years and are assigned by the jurisdictional conference to an area for a four-year term. The next NCJ will be held in Akron, Ohio in July 2012. At that time one less bishop will be assigned. Beginning in Sept. 2012, Minnesota and Dakotas conferences will be sharing one bishop. Each of the church’s five jurisdictions was mandated by the 2008 General Conference to delete one office of bishop from its jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction determines its assignment of bishops. Next year, Bishop Coyner will complete his second four-year term in Indiana. On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the NCJ bishops will be meeting with the United Methodist-related college and university presidents of the NCJ. A total of 13 active and retired bishops will be present.