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