He’s already the fresh citizen bishop of your own Western New york Meeting of one’s United Methodist Church

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. In addition to the Cupboard, he brings pastoral and management leadership to over 1000 congregations, fresh expressions off chapel, university ministries, and outreach efforts in an enthusiastic episcopal urban area you to stretches across the 44 western counties of state. Bishop Carter offered given that chairman of your Council away from Bishops of one’s Joined Methodist Chapel off 2018-2020, and he try certainly one of three moderators of the Commission towards the an easy method Submit, of 2016 to 2018. Bishop Carter 's the author of eighteen guides, most recently a great memoir, God Make a method (Abingdon, 2021). His editorials have starred in brand new Charlotte Observer, Greensboro Reports and you may Number, and you will Winston-Salem Journal,  and his awesome remarks to your Christianity in the united states features looked in the New york Moments, Arizona Post, Wall structure Path Log, Los angeles Times, as well as on Federal Societal Broadcast.

Bishop Carter has actually preached inside the go camping group meetings, prisons and you can jails, school and you may school chapels, synagogues, megachurches and you will household church buildings, along with twenty places on the four continents. His ministry on Providence United Methodist Church inside Charlotte was revealed of the American Spiritual Historian Diana Butler Trout inside her guide, Christianity throughout United states. Bishop Carters great expect the fresh chapel is the fact she’ll rediscover an enthusiastic orthodox Religious believe that gives this new drastically inclusive elegance off Jesus to all individuals, at the same time frame calls all the follower regarding God to inner holiness, missional mercy, fairness grounded on new gospel and you can a hopeful facts of conversion. The guy trip commonly along side conference, preaching during the regional church buildings and you will encouraging set and you can clergy leaders. Bishop Carter and his partner Pam were has offered since the an enthusiastic ordained elder about Joined Methodist Chapel, of late in emergency data recovery, and she’s got a-deep wedding within the Gods objective in the Haiti.

Brand new Carters live in Charlotte, New york, and you will consider this an effective blessing to help you suffice people from Western Vermont.

Beam W. Chamberlain, Jr.

He had been produced inside Pomona, California, went together with missionary mothers to Jamaica as he is eight years of age. He graduated with B.A beneficial. and you can Th.B. levels regarding United Wesleyan School when you look at the Allentown, Pennsylvania, and you may away from Duke College or university Divinity School, Durham, New york, towards M.Div. education (magna jizz laude) and you may read a-year from the Methodist Theological School for the Kansas. He acquired D.D. degrees off Shenandoah College or university and you will Liberia Methodist School. Just before his election to the episcopacy from inside the 1996 from the Southeastern Jurisdictional Appointment, he presented with this new Salvation Armed forces for the a great Trenton, New jersey, ghetto, given that an excellent missionary/ministerial college or university dominating into the Zambia, Africa, since associate pastor or pastor out of outlying and you may urban area churches since really because the a beneficial 3400-member congregation regarding Virginia Conference into the a bedroom people from Arizona, DC. Their last appointment just before election are since the Region Superintendent of the 29,000+ Richmond Section of your own Virginia Meeting. They have considering fulfilling and you can jurisdictional management, particularly in areas away from in the world missions, evangelism, and you can education. Adopting the eight many years as the bishop of your own Holston Conference, the guy already serves as unique assistant on chairman from the Wesley Theological Seminary inside Washington, DC, and also as Bishop-in-Residence within Shenandoah School inside the Winchester, Virginia. Beam and you can Martha has around three pupils, Russell, , and you can half a dozen grandchildren.

Sharon Brown Christopher

Bishop Sharon A beneficial. Brown Christopher are a retired Bishop of your own United Methodist Chapel in which she supported from 1988-2008.  From inside the 2002, she turned the first female President of your Council away from Bishops so you can suffice a-one-12 months term. ————————

A local away from Corpus Christi, Colorado, the woman is a scholar from Southwestern College or university, Georgetown, Texas, and also a master from Divinity studies out-of Perkins College or university from Theology, Dallas.

She are ordained an elder from the Wisconsin Conference from inside the 1972, and you will supported as Director out of Religious Knowledge, next member pastor, at first Joined Methodist Chapel, Appleton; she offered from the Butler and you will Germantown: Calvary Joined Methodist Church buildings; and you will Aldersgate Joined Methodist Church, Milwaukee, before investing five-and-one-50 % of ages while the District Superintendent of your own East Area. She turned into the fresh new secretary to help you Bishop David Lawson when you look at the January, 1986. During the July 1988, is actually opted for into the episcopacy because of the North Central Jurisdictional Meeting. Their own first project for the reason that character first started into the Sep 1988 just like the Resident Bishop of your Minnesota Area. Inside 1996, she are allotted to this new Illinois Urban area. The woman is partnered towards the Reverend Charles Elizabeth. Logsdon Christopher. Inside their members of the family he’s got a couple pupils, Jeffrey Charles along with his spouse y kone Swedish Logsdon Warner, their partner, Richard, in addition to their young buck, Maximum.