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Bishop Sharing Task Force Looks at Episcopal Office and Residence Locations

Now that the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church has confirmed that Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will share a bishop, the work of NIC's Shared Bishop Task Force has moved from hypothetical to reality. 

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Updates from Your NIC Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences

The NIC delegation to General and Jurisdictional United Methodist Conferences is actively meeting to plan and listen for the upcoming conferences. All delegation meetings are open to visitors. Updates are added after monthly meetings.

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Bishop Announces New Lake North District Superintendent

Bishop Dan Schwerin has announced the appointment of Rev. Victor O. Melad Jr. as Lake North District Superintendent, effective July 1. Rev. Melad currently serves Edison Park and Oak Park: St. John’s and will follow Rev. Brittany Isaac, who has been appointed as lead pastor of Arlington Heights: First, effective July 1.

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Property Insurance Online Billing Site Now Simplified

Starting immediately, the Northern Illinois Conference is merging the two billing sites (on Prosper) for property insurance billing, to eliminate the need for two log-ins.

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Bishop Announces New Prairie Central District Superintendent

Bishop Dan Schwerin has announced the appointment of Rev. Wendy Hardin Hermann as Prairie Central District superintendent, effective July 1, 2024. Rev. Hardin Hermann currently serves at Mt. Prospect: Trinity and will follow Rev. Jeffry Bross, who has been appointed as lead pastor at Libertyville United Methodist Church effective July 1, 2024.  

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NIC & Wisconsin Conferences Share Values and Will Share a Bishop

Conversations among leaders of the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Conference express increasing confidence and enthusiasm for the conference’s sharing a bishop beginning Sept. 1. At their most recent joint meeting--on Dec. 19 in Rockford, Ill.--conference lay leaders, ministry directors (lay and clergy), and representative full cabinet members from both conferences took a deeper look at the practical details of sharing a bishop.

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