The role of Conference Statistician in The United Methodist Church has the responsibility of collecting data from local churches and reporting a cumulative table across the geographic region. The statistics we collect included membership participation, financial expenses, and income strengths. The data can be used to compare churches on an annual basis. In this annual conference the Conference Statistician also carries the Archives & History portfolio because statistical comparisons between years are also helpful. We have posted statistical runs back to 1974 of key indicators.
Episcopal Terms Focuses on all United Methodist Bishops serving since 1967. The project was designed to study how long Bishops served after their election (tenure). The file also has supporting documentation with a comprehensive list of Bishops by year of Election and complete runs of Episcopal Areas listing Bishops.