Bishop Dyck: Inclusion is the heart of this conference
As we gather for this special annual conference session, I want to take the opportunity to express a few thoughts about where we are as the UMC in light of the Traditional…
During the bishops’ meeting at Lake Junaluska Assembly on Nov. 6., Bishop Sally Dyck was elected ecumenical officer on the Council of Bishops (COB). The ecumenical officer is responsible for relationships with other churches and/or ecclesial bodies.
"I’m looking forward to being the Ecumenical Officer for The United Methodist Church. I have been involved in ecumenism and inter-religious relationships throughout my ministry," said Dyck. "The Christian Church is far greater than The United Methodist Church and we have much to learn from each other, supporting and challenging each other around the world. I’m very honored to have been elected to this ministry."
Also elected, President: Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, President-Designate: Bishop Thomas Bickerton, Secretary: Bishop Tracy Malone, and Executive Secretary: Bishop Bruce Ough. Outgoing Secretary Bishop Mande Muyombo was elected chair of the Connectional Table Chair.
The ecumenical officer and the executive secretary both serve four-year terms and take office on September 1, 2020
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, the area bishop of the Louisiana Conference, was elected president.
Also elected are:
President-Designate: Bishop Thomas Bickerton
Secretary: Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Executive Secretary: Bishop Bruce Ough
Ecumenical Officer: Bishop Sally Dyck
These new officers will take office at the end of the May 2020 General Conference.
The current officer holders are Bishop Carter, president; Bishop Harvey, president-designate; and Bishop Mande Muyombo as secretary. Outgoing Secretary Bishop Mande Muyombo was elected chair of the Connectional Table.
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After a revote, United Methodists around the globe have amended the denomination’s constitution to proclaim “men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God.”
Bishop Sally Dyck was elected the Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops during the bishops’ meeting at Lake Junaluska Assembly.