Just a few moments ago, Dr. Mike McKee, senior pastor at First Hurst UMC was elected as Bishop in the United Methodist Church. It is with great joy that I welcome Mike McKee to the office of bishop in the United Methodist Church. With you, I offer praise and thanks to God for Mike's election and celebrate the leadership he offers to the larger church. This is a historic day for the Central Texas Conference and blessed day for the Conference to which he will be assigned. By the grace of God in Christ through the Holy Spirit, Bishop McKee offers much to the larger leadership of the church in his passion to develop new leaders in the faith and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. To read more about the election, I invite you to read today's article on ctcumc.org and stay tuned to the conference website for more on and from Bishop McKee and news regarding the assignments for all active bishops in the South Central Jurisdiction.