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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer named West Ohio Bishop

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer named West Ohio Bishop

by The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:21pm


July 19, 2012

Friends and members of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church:
















We are very excited to share with you the news that Bishop Gregory V. Palmer has been assigned to the West Ohio Conference as Resident Bishop of the Ohio West Area. Please read more about Bishop Palmer on the Ilinois Great Rivers Conference website.


The decisions by the Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee have been prayerfully made and God inspired. We are honored to have such an inspirational leader coming to West Ohio!


Other North Central Jurisdiction Episopal Assignments are as follows:

  • East Ohio - Bishop John Hopkins
  • Indiana - Bishop Michael Coyner
  •  Illinois Great Rivers - Bishop Jonathan Keaton
  • Iowa - Bishop Julius Trimble
  • Michigan - Bishop Deborah Kiesey
  • Minnesota/Dakotas - Bishop Bruce Ough
  • Northern Illinois - Bishop Sally Dyck
  • Wisconsin - Bishop Hee-Soo Jung

Bishop Palmer will officially begin in West Ohio in September. An installation service is scheduled for September 16, after which our new Bishop will visit each district. More information will follow with details on those events. 

Please join together in welcoming and praying for Bishop Palmer and his wife, Cynthia, as they make this transition to West Ohio. Together, we will continue on our exciting, breakthrough journey toward making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!


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