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SCJC 2022 Video Overview

SCJC 2022 Video Overview

Houston, Texas November 2-5, 2022 The historic election moment. Election of three Bishops in first ballot. Williamston elected South Central's first Black female bishop (MORE) South Central elects Wilson as denomination’s first Native American bishop (MORE) From the...

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SCJC 2022 Elected Bishops

SCJC 2022 Elected Bishops

Houston, Texas November 2-5, 2022 SCJ 2022 Episcopal Profile The South Central Jurisdiction has elected Rev. Dee Williamston, Rev. Laura Merrill and Rev. Dr. David Wilson as bishops of The United Methodist Church.

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Lydia Patterson Institute Welcomes New President

Lydia Patterson Institute Welcomes New President

Local Higher Education Exec Chosen to Lead the Independent Private SchoolEL PASO, TEXAS (March 1, 2022) – The Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI) Board of Directors has named Carla Cardoza as President. Cardoza will begin her new role at LPI March 21. An experienced...

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SCJ Announces new Executive Director, Eddie Erwin

SCJ Announces new Executive Director, Eddie Erwin

Effective October 1, 2021.Eddie Erwin is a life-long United Methodist who has served all levels of our church, from volunteer, local-church Sunday school teacher to globally through several connections. With 20 years of experience in ministry focused on young people,...

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COB Approves Episcopal Supervision Recommendations for SCJ

COB Approves Episcopal Supervision Recommendations for SCJ

June 3, 2021 – The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has approved episcopal supervision recommendations for the South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ), due to the retirement of two bishops. The recommendations were made by the SCJ College of Bishops...

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