Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church

Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church

The following is a list of the Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church (including the current Resident Bishops in each Episcopal Areas).

Annual Conferences in the Jurisdiction Conference (Inside the U.S.)

The conferences are also be grouped into jurisdictions that appoint bishops for conferences within that jurisdiction. These jurisdictions are listed [http://archives.umc.org/directory/umcusa.asp?mid=556&xmid=556&Action=Find+Regional+Offices] as follows: ( [http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?confMode=search&mid=461] )
* North Central Jurisdiction
* Northeastern Jurisdiction
* South Central Jurisdiction
* Southeastern Jurisdiction
* Western Jurisdiction

North Central Jurisdiction

According to the UMC website [http://archives.umc.org/Directory/OneJurisdiction.asp?Jurisdiction=01&mid=556&SearchFor=A] , the North Central Jurisdiction consists of the following Annual conferences:
* Dakotas Conference -- Bishop Deborah L. Kiesey (Dakotas) [http://www.santel.net/~dumcc/]
* Detroit Conference -- Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton (Michigan) [http://www.umc-detconf.org/newsite/]
* East Ohio Conference-- Bishop John L Hopkins [http://www.eocumc.com]
* Minnesota Conference -- Bishop Sally Dyck (Minnesota) [http://www.minnesotaumc.org/ME2/Default.asp]
* Northern Illinois Conference -- Bishop Hee-soo Jung (Chicago) [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/nillconf/]
* North Indiana Conference -- Bishop Michael J. Coyner (Indiana Area [http://inareaumc.org/] ) [http://www.nicumc.org/]
* Illinois Great Rivers Conference [http://www.igrc.org/] -- Bishop Sharon A. Brown Christopher (Illinois)
* Iowa Conference -- Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (Iowa) [http://www.iaumc.org/]
* South Indiana Conference -- Bishop Michael J. Coyner (Indiana Area [http://inareaumc.org/] ) [http://www.sicumc.org/]
* West Michigan Conference -- Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton [http://www.westmichiganconference.org/]
* West Ohio Conference-- Bishop Bruce R. Ough [http://www.westohioumc.org/home/home.aspx]
* Wisconsin Conference -- Bishop Linda Lee [http://www.wisconsinumc.org/]

Northeastern Jurisdiction

According to its website [http://www.nejumc.org/] , the Northeastern Jurisdiction consists of the following Annual conferences:
* Baltimore-Washington Conference -- Bishop John R. Schol (Washington) [http://www.bwcumc.org/]
* Central Pennsylvania Conference -- Bishop Jane Allen Middleton (Harrisburg) [http://www.cpcumc.org/]
* Eastern Pennsylvania -- Bishop Marcus Matthews (Philadelphia) [http://www.epaumc.org/Index.asp]
* Greater New Jersey - Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar [http://www.gnjumc.org/]
* New England -- Bishop Peter Weaver (Boston Area) [http://www.neumc.org/]
* New York Annual Conference -- Bishop Jeremiah J. Park (New York) [http://www.nyac.com/]
* North Central New York -- Bishop Violet L. Fisher [http://www.ncnyumc.org/]
* Peninsula-Delaware Conference -- Bishop Marcus Matthews [http://www.pen-del.org/]
* Troy Annual Conference (Vermont and northeastern New York) -- Bishop Susan W. Hassinger (Albany) [http://www.troyac.org/]
* West Virginia -- Bishop Ernest S. Lyght [http://www.wvumc.org/]
* Western New York Conference -- Bishop Violet L. Fisher [http://www.wnyumc.org/page.asp?pkvalue=720]
* Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference-- Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton (Pittsburgh) [http://wpaumc.org/about/welcome.php]
* Wyoming Conference -- Bishop Susan W. Hassinger [http://www.wyomingconference.org/]

Southeastern Jurisdiction

According to its website, [http://www.lakejunaluska.com/sejac/links.cfm?id=53] The Southeastern Jurisdiction consists of the following Annual Conferences:
* Alabama - West Florida Annual Conference -- Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster (Alabama West-Florida) [http://www.awfumc.org/page.asp?PKValue=125]
* Florida Conference -- Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker (Florida) [http://www.flumc2.org/default.asp]
* Holston Conference -- Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. (TN) [http://holstonconference.com/]
* Kentucky Conference -- Bishop James R. King (Louisville) [http://www.kyumc.org/]
* Memphis -- Bishop Richard J. Wills, Jr. [http://memphis-umc.org/] also Bishop of the Tennessee Conference.
* Mississippi Annual Conference -- Bishop Hope Morgan Ward (Mississippi) [http://www.mississippi-umc.org/]
* North Alabama Conference -- Bishop William H. Willimon (Birmingham) [http://www.northalabamaumc.org/]
* North Carolina Conference -- Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr (Raleigh) [http://www.nccumc.org] ]
* North Georgia Conference -- Bishop Lindsey G. Davis [http://www.ngumc.org]
* Red Bird Missionary
* South Carolina Conference -- Bishop Mary Virginia Tyler (Columbia) [http://www.umcsc.org/index.html]
* South Georgia Conference -- Bishop B. Michael Watson (South Georgia) [http://www.sgaumc.com/]
* Tennessee Conference -- Bishop Richard Wills (Nashville) [http://www.tnumc.org/]
* Virginia Conference -- Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer (Virginia) [http://www.vaumc.org/index.cfm/fa/content.view/menuID/100.htm]
* Western North Carolina Conference -- Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey (Charlotte) [http://wnccumc.org]

outh Central Jurisdiction

According to its website [http://www.gbgm-umc.org/scjumc/Annual%20Conferences.htm] , the South Central Jurisdiction consists of the following Annual conferences:
* Central Texas Conference -- Bishop Ben R. Chamness
* Kansas East Conference -- Bishop Scott Jones [http://www.kansaseast.org/]
* Kansas West Conference -- Bishop Scott J. Jones (Kansas) [http://www.kswestumc.org/]
* Louisiana Conference -- Bishop William Wayne Hutchinson (Louisiana Area ) [http://www.la-umc.org]
* Missouri Conference -- Bishop Robert C. Schnase (Missouri) [http://www.moumethodist.org/]
* Arkansas Conference -- Bishop Charles Crutchfield (Little Rock) [http://www.arumc.org]
* Nebraska Conference -- Bishop Ann Brookshire Sherer (Nebraska) [http://www.umcneb.org/]
* New Mexico Conference -- [http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=2&mid=4984 Nominated Bishop] Rev. Charles N. Crutchfield [http://www.nmconfum.com/]
* North Texas Conference -- Bishop Alfred Norris (Dallas) [http://www.ntcumc.org/]
* Northwest Texas Conference -- Bishop D. Max Whitfield (Northwest Texas/New Mexico) [http://www.nwtxconf.org/]
* Oklahoma-Indian Missionary Conference -- Bishop Robert Hayes, Jr. [http://www.oimc-umc.org/]
* Oklahoma Conference -- Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr [http://www.okumc.org/]
* Rio Grande Conference -- Bishop Joel N. Martínez [http://www.riograndeconference.org/]
* Southwest Texas Conference -- Bishop Joel N. Martinez (San Antonio) [http://www.umcswtx.org/]
* Texas Conference -- Bishop Janice Riggle Huie (Houston) [http://www.txcumc.org/]

Western Jurisdiction

According the Rocky Mountain Conference site, [http://www.rmcumc.org/wj/index.htm] the "Western Jurisdiction" of the UMC consists of the following conferences:
* Alaska Conference -- Bishop Edward Paup (Seattle) [http://www.alaskaumc.com]
* California-Nevada Conference -- Bishop Beverly J. Shamana (Sacramento, CA) [http://www.cnumc.org/index.php]
* California Pacific Conference -- Bishop Mary Ann Swenson (includes Hawaii District) [http://www.cal-pac.org/]
* Desert Southwest Conference -- Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño (Phoenix) [http://www.desertsw.org/default.htm]
* Oregon-Idaho Conference -- Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata (Portland) [http://www.umoi.net/contact/contact.shtml]
* Pacific Northwest Conference -- Bishop Edward Paup (Seattle) [http://www.pnwumc.org]
* Rocky Mountain Annual Conference -- Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. (Denver) [http://www.rmcumc.orgo/COI/index.htm]
* Yellowstone Annual Conference -- Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. (Denver) [http://yacumc.org/]

Annual Conferences in the Central Conferences (Outside the U.S.)

Outside the United States the church is divided into seven Central Conferences in three continents:
*Africa Central Conference
*Congo Central Conference
*West Africa Central Conference
*Central and Southern Europe Central Conference
*Germany Central Conference
*Northern Europe Central Conference
*Philippines Central Conference

Africa Central Conference

*"Eastern Angola Episcopal Area" : Bishop Jose Quipungo
**Eastern Angola Annual Conference
*"East Africa Episcopal Area" : Bishop Daniel A. Wandabula
**East Africa Annual Conference (includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda)
*"Mozambique Episcopal Area" : Bishop João Somane Machado
**Mozambique North Annual Conference
**Mozambique South Annual Conference
**South Africa Provisional
*"Western Angola Episcopal Area" : Bishop Gaspar Joao Domingos
**Western Angola Annual Conference
*"Zimbabwe Episcopal Area" : Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa
**East Zimbabwe Annual Conference
**West Zimbabwe Annual Conference

Congo Central Conference

*"Central Congo Episcopal Area" :Bishop David Kekumba Yemba
**Central Congo Annual Conference
**East Congo Annual Conference (Previously Northeast Congo)
**Kasai Provisional Annual Conference
**Kivu Provisional Annual Conference
**Oriental and Equator Annual Conference (Previously Upper Congo & Equator)
**West Congo Annual Conference
*"North Katanga Episcopal Area" : Bishop Nkulu Ntanda Ntambo
**North Katanga Annual Conference
**Tanganyika/Tanzania Annual Conference
*"South Congo Episcopal Area" : Bishop Kainda Katembo
**Lukoshi Annual Conference
**North-West Katanga Annual Conference
**South Congo Annual Conference
**South-West Katanga Annual Conference

West Africa Central Conference

*"Liberia Episcopal Area" : Bishop John Innis
**Liberia Annual Conference
*"Nigeria Episcopal Area"
**Nigeria Annual Conference
*"Sierra Leone Episcopal Area" : Bishop Joseph C Humper
**Sierra Leone Annual Conference
*"Cote D'Ivoire Episcopal Area" :Bishop Benjamin Boni
**Cote D'Ivoire Annual Conference

Central and Southern Europe Central Conference

*"Central and Southern Europe Episcopal Area" : Bishop Patrick Streiff [http://www.umc-europe.org/]
**Austria Provisional Annual Conference
**Bulgaria Provisional Annual Conference
**Czech and Slovak Republics Annual Conference
**Hungary Provisional Annual Conference
**Poland Annual Conference
**Serbia-Montenegro/Republic of Macedonia Provisional Annual Conference
**Switzerland-France Annual Conference (includes Algeria District)

Germany Central Conference

*"Germany Episcopal Area" : Bishop Rosemarie Wenner [http://emk.de/]
**Germany East Annual Conference
**Germany North Annual Conference
**Germany South Annual Conference

Northern Europe Central Conference

*"Eurasia Episcopal Area" : Bishop Hans Växby ( [http://www.umc-eurasia.ru/english/] )
**Central Russia Annual Conference
**Eastern Russia and Central Asia Annual Conference
**Northwest Russia Provisional Annual Conference
**Southern Russia Annual Conference
**Ukraine and Moldava Annual Conference
*"Nordic and Baltic Epsicopal Area" : Bishop Øystein Olsen ( [http://www.umc-northerneurope.org/]
**Denmark Annual Conference
**Estonia Annual Conference
**Finland-Finnish Provisional Annual Conference
**Finland-Swedish Provisional Annual Conference
**Norway Annual Conference
**Sweden Annual Conference

Philippines Central Conference

* "Baguio Episcopal Area" : Bishop Benjamin Justo
**Central Luzon Philippines Annual Conference
**North Central Philippines Annual Conference
**Northeast Philippines Annual Conference
**Northern Philippines Annual Conference
**Northwest Philippines Annual Conference
**Pangasinan Philippines Annual Conference
**Tarlac Philippines Annual Conference
**Northeast Luzon Philippines Annual Conference
* "Davao Episcopal Area" : Bishop Leo A. Soriano
**East Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
**Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
**Northwest Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
**Southwest Philippines Annual Conference
**Palawan Philippines Annual Conference
**Visayas Philippines Annual Conference
* "Manila Episcopal Area" : Bishop Solito Kuramen Toquero
**Bicol Philippines Provisional Annual Conference
**Bulacan Philippines Annual Conference
**Middle Philippines Annual Conference
**Philippines Annual Conference
**Philippines Annual Conference - East
**Pampango Philippines Annual Conference
**West Middle Philippines Annual Conference

ources

* Conferences and bishops are from [http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=5864 UMC homepage] and are current as of April 2008.
* Context for Jurisdictions versus Conferences [http://revdsky.blogspot.com/2006/07/future-of-episcopacy-in-umc-part-2.html]

ee also

* United Methodist Church
* Conferences of the United Methodist Church
* General conference (United Methodist Church)
* Annual Conferences
* Central Conferences (United Methodist Church)
* List of Bishops of the United Methodist Church
* Episcopal Area


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