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Episcopal Nominations

Posted: November 22 2019 at 03:53 PM
Author: Alka Lyall, NIC General Conference Delegation Chair


Dear friends and partners in ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference,

July 2020, the Northern Illinois Conference delegation will attend the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, July 15-18, where among many other actions, we will elect new Bishops for our Jurisdiction. While the times are uncertain for The United Methodist Church as is the number of Bishops to be elected, we prepare in anticipation. We do know that two bishops are retiring, Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Ough, who will be recognized.

In February 2020, our delegation will invite all interested candidates to an interview, after which we will discern and announce our endorsement. 

If you are feeling called to the Episcopacy, please review the Discernment guidelines for the Jurisdiction and the Northern Illinois Conference delegation criteria that will be used while discerning endorsement. 

After considering these guidelines if you would like to submit your name as a candidate for Episcopal Nominee, please submit the Episcopal Nominee Information Form (below), no later than June 25, in order to be included in the packet of nominee information sent to all the Jurisdictional Conference delegates, to: Rev. Paul R. White, Secretary, 2020 NCJ Conference, 3815 Ashwood Street NW, Canton, OH 44708-1603, paulw2800@gmail.com.

If you desire to seek endorsement by your delegation, please send an email titled, "I would like to be a candidate for Episcopal Nominee," to Rev. Alka Lyall, the chair of the delegation at pastoralkalyall@gmail.com.

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