With a handshake and passing of a new, official Council of Bishops’ gavel, President Bruce R. Ough on Thursday night transferred leadership to Bishop Kenneth H. Carter as the next President of the Council of Bishops. During a special evening celebration of leadership and passing of the gavel on May 3 at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel near Chicago, Bishop Ough said it brought him great pleasure to pass the mantel of presidency to Bishop Carter and said the Council of Bishops was in good hands. Read full press release.