Bishop to Return to Western PA
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton has been assigned to serve as the spiritual leader of the Western PA Conference for the next four years. He was first named as resident Bishop of the Pittsburgh Area after being elected a bishop in 2004 and returned for his second four-year term in 2008.
- Sandra Steiner Ball, 50, director of connectional ministries in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, elected on the fifth ballot;
- Martin McLee, 56, superintendent of the Metro Boston Hope District, elected in the 21st ballot, and
- Mark Webb, 47, superintendent of the York District in the Susquehanna Conference, elected on the 35th ballot.
- Washington - Bishop Marcus Matthews
- New Jersey - Bishop John Schol
- Boston Area – Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
- New York – Bishop Martin McLee
- Philadelphia Area - Bishop Peggy Johnson
- Harrisburg Area - Bishop Jeremiah Park
- Upper New York Area- Bishop Mark Webb
- Pittsburgh Area (Western PA) -Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
- West Virginia – Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball
Steiner Ball will be the first woman ever to serve as the bishop in West Virginia.
All assignments begin September 1, 2012.