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Honored Difference Makers

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Find stories of those honored through the NIC Pension Board's Difference Makers initiative. 

Names submitted are in alphabetical order. Click on a name to reveal their story as a pdf.

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To submit a name, visit umcnic.org/differencemakers.

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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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