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United Methodist bishops in the Western Jurisdiction get assignments

Jul. 17, 2004    News media contact:   Linda  Green * (615) 7425470*  Nashville {04330}

SAN JOSE, Calif. (UMNS)-Three of the six United Methodist bishops based in the Western Jurisdiction will continue to serve in their current areas for the next four years.

The bishops' assignments to episcopal areas were announced July 17 during the Western Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church and will take effect Sept. 1.

During the conference, the six bishops decided to move the Alaska Missionary Conference from the Portland Area to the Seattle Area for proximity, practicality and more effective connection.

Bishop Edward Paup received a new assignment.  Bishops continuing in their assignments for a second four-year term are Warner Brown, Beverly Shamana and Mary Ann Swenson. Newly elected bishops Minerva Carcano and Robert Hoshibata received their first four-year assignments at the end of the July 14-17 conference in San Jose, Calif.

The assignments are:

Bishop Warner Brown, Denver Area (Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone annual conferences), will continue where he has served since 2000.

Bishop Minerva Carcano, Phoenix Area (Desert Southwest Conference and the Korean Mission), will succeed Bishop William W. Dew, Jr., who is retiring. Carcano is a new bishop who has been a district superintendent in the Metropolitan District of the Oregon-Idaho Conference.

Bishop Robert Hoshibata, Portland Area, (Oregon-Idaho Conference), will succeed Bishop Edward Paup. Bishop Hoshibata is a new bishop who has been a district superintendent and dean of the Cabinet in the Pacific-Northwest Conference.

Bishop Edward Paup, Seattle Area, ( Alaska Missionary Conference and the Pacific Northwest Conference), will succeed Bishop Elias Galvan who is retiring. Paup moves from the Portland Area where he has served since 1996.

Bishop Beverly Shamana, San Francisco Area (California-Nevada Conference) will continue where she has served since 2000.

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, Los Angeles Area (California-Pacific Conference, which includes Hawaii, Guam and Saipan) will continue where she has served since 2000.

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* News media contact Linda Green, (615) 742-5470 or newsdesk@umcom.org.


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