Bishops of The United Methodist Church provide spiritual leadership to more than 11 million persons in a broad range of settings on four continents, including North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Historically, bishops preside over Annual and Central Conferences (regional areas of the church). They play an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the church and its mission throughout the world.
On this site you can meet your bishop and learn about the many ways United Methodists are in ministry in your community and around the world.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL
All active and retired bishops of The United Methodist Church make up the Council of Bishops.
FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS
The Council of Bishops supports the church in living out the Four Areas of Focus:
- Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.
- Engaging in ministry with the poor.
- Creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations.
- Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.
Learn more about the four areas
MEET THE BISHOPS
This resource will allow you to locate key contact information, biographies, and more for Bishops of The United Methodist Church.