Wednesday, July 18

 

Episcopacy Committee Votes to Retire North Texas Bishop Bledsoe

The SCJ's episcopacy committee has voted to retire North Texas Conference Bishop Earl Bledsoe involuntarily. Such a move by a jurisdictional episcopacy committee apparently is a first for the UMC. At this time, it is expected that this decision will not affect the number of bishops to be elected at Jurisdictional Conference,  which currently stands at three.