Bishop Hee-Soo JungBishop Hee-Soo Jung

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung is Wisconsin’s United Methodist bishop and has served in this role since September of 2012. He also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the General Board of Global Ministries and the UM Korean National Plan. Prior to leading the Wisconsin Conference UMC, Bishop Jung served eight years as bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference (Chicago area) and as a pastor and District Superintendent in Wisconsin prior to that. 

Bishop Modesto Mamani AchataBishop Modesto Mamani Achata

Bishop Modesto Mamani Achata was born in a rural community on the shores of Lake Titicaca and has been a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia (IEMB) since he was twelve years old. Bishop Mamani did his secondary education in the cold Bolivian antiplano, then studied theology, ecumenism and leadership at the Instituto Superior Ecumenico Andino of Theology (ISEAT) in La Paz. Bishop Mamani then continued his education at the Latin America Biblical University (UBL) in San Jose, Costa Rica. Afterwards, he studied at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey of Geneva, Switzerland, the Major University in San Andres, La Paz, and at the Oklahoma City University here in the United States. Bishop Mamani has worked in Pastoral ministry in the different districts of Bolivia since 1997, served as President of the National Conference of Pastors from 2003 to 2006, served as National Secretary of Life and Mission from 2009 to 2012 and today serves as Bishop of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia, a position he has held since 2015.

Bishop Edward KhegayBishop Eduard Khegay

The 2012 Northern Europe & Eurasia Central Conference in Kaunas elected Rev. Dr. Eduard Khegai as new bishop for The Eurasia Episcopal Area. On December 14, 2012 Bishop Eduard Khegai was installed at a special service in Moscow. Personal mission statement: My mission is to inspire people to become Christ-like and develop into full God-given potential to serve God and people.

Bishop Linda LeeBishop Linda Lee

Bishop Linda Lee was elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference on July 14, 2000, in Middleton, Wisconsin, the first African American woman to be elected bishop in the North Central Jurisdiction. Her first assignment was to her home area of Michigan, an unusual action which had not occurred for 40 years and that required special action of the Jurisdictional Conference. Linda Lee was assigned to the Wisconsin Area in 2004, after one quadrennium of service in Michigan. She served in Wisconsin until her retirement in 2012. She is married to Lamarr V. Gibson, and they have three children, including Garvey, Amon, and Afi, and twelve grandchildren.

Bishop Donald OttBishop Donald Ott

Bishop Ott dedicated almost 30 years of ministry to the Wisconsin Annual Conference before being elected Bishop of the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences of the United Methodist Church in 1992. During his time in Wisconsin, he served as a local church pastor, an area staff person, Conference council director, and District Superintendent. In retirement, Donald Ott was employed by the Council of Bishops to coordinate the Episcopal Initiative on Children and Poverty from 2001-2004. He served the Council as Retiree Correspondent from 2008-2012. He was a long time member of the governing Board of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and the City of Pewaukee Committee on Public Works.

Thomas KemperThomas Kemper

Thomas Kemper is the top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries. From 1986-1994, he served as a missionary in Brazil before returning to his native Germany to lead ecumenical learning at the Lippische Landeskirche, a regional church of the Assocation of Protestant Churches. From 1998-2010 he served as mission leader for the United Methodist German Central Conference. Prior to his current role as General Secretary he was a member of the Global Ministries Board of Directors. He is married to Barbara Hufner-Kemper and the father of three children: Ana, 20, Lena, 19, and Joshua, 15. Thomas enjoys preaching and is becoming known here at Global Ministries for his good sense of humor. Those who come by the Office of the General Secretary find that his door is open and all are always warmly welcomed.

Rev. Howard HintzmanRev. Howard Hintzman

Rev. Howard Hintzman is a native of northwest Wisconsin, having grown up on a dairy farm outside Menomonie. He has been married to Julie Holmberg Hintzman since 1974. They are blessed with two children, Matthew and Rachel. Howard is a graduate the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He has served in the Wisconsin Conference for over 40 years, and his appointments to churches have been in Trempealeau, Beloit, Kenosha and Oregon, WI. He has been at the United Methodist Church in Stevens Point and Plover since July 2007.