About Our Conference

The Western Pennsylvania Conference is made up of nearly 450 local churches in 23 counties. The Conference serves as a connection between the worldwide United Methodist Church and the congregations in the region.

Led by a resident Bishop, the Conference is governed both by the denomination's Book of Discipline and actions agreed on by clergy and lay representatives of its local churches who meet in an Annual Conference session. The Bishop is assisted by a "cabinet" of district superintendents, who each oversee local churches in a geographic area within the Conference, and a Conference staff

  • Our Mission is to provide leadership, connection and resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  • Our vision is to ignite and sustain a passionate, spiritual connection with Christ among all people in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Our Core Value is love. We love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and our neighbors as ourselves. This value is commanded by Jesus, inspired by our Wesleyan heritage including to spread scriptural holiness over the land, and witnessed through our integrity, accountability and inclusiveness.

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi (center, bottom row) and the 2022-2023 Coordinating Cabinet at the 2023 Annual Conference in Erie, PA.  

Reports from Annual Conference Sessions

Other Historical Documents

United Methodist Beliefs