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North Central Jurisdictional Conference

Location: Sioux Falls, S.D.

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2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference

July 10-13, 2024

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The Convention Center at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
1201 N. West Avenue Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Gathering around the theme “Lift Every Voice,” participants will explore ways to live humbly, love genuinely, live with a sense of presence and joy amid affliction, and be united with all of our siblings in Christ. 

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Jurisdictional conferences are held every four years, in July following each General Conference. The main agenda item is usually electing new bishops. (This is not needed in 2024.)

Bishops will be assigned to episcopal areas during this conference. 

Retiring bishops will be honored.

The NCJ comprises these annual conferences:

  • East Ohio
  • West Ohio
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Northern Illinois
  • Illinois Great Rivers
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Dakotas

News & Announcements

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Bishop Schwerin Extols the Courage of Retiring Bishops Palmer and Trimble

In his sermon honoring retiring Bishops Trimble and Palmer, Bishop Schwerin said that what he most appreciates about them—besides their tireless passio…

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NCJ Bishop Assignments Announced

The North Central Jurisdiction, meeting in conference in Sioux Falls, SD, announced the assignments of six bishops, effective Sept. 1, 2024.

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Bishop Dan Schwerin Assigned to Northern Illinois-Wisconsin Episcopal Area as of Sept. 1

Bishop Dan Schwerin has been assigned to serve Northern Illinois-Wisconsin Episcopal Area as bishop, effective Sept. 1, 2024.

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LGBTQ+ delegates applaud change, but ‘there's still work to do’

General Conference 2024 was a good start toward full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, North Central Jurisdiction delegates say. But there is still work to be done.…

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