NCJ Conference Latest News

  • General & Jurisdictional Conference Informational Sessions with the Wisconsin Delegation

    The Wisconsin Delegation has scheduled informational sessions throughout the Wisconsin Annual Conference in the coming months. The purpose of these gatherings is to provide information and answer questions about what is coming before the General Conference in May and Jurisdictional Conference in July. There is also an informational session scheduled for those attending Laity Convocation on March 14. These sessions are open to all who are interested - take a look and plan to come to one near you! 

  • NCJ Recommends Electing One Bishop in 2020

    In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on episcopal leadership for the jurisdiction over the next four years. Read press release.

  • Wisconsin Delegation Endorses Dan Schwerin as Episcopal Candidate

    The Wisconsin Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences is pleased to announce its endorsement of the Rev. Dan Schwerin as a candidate for the office of Bishop in the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ). The vote took place at the delegation meeting on November 17, 2019, at First UMC in Tomah. Dan was the first clergy elected to the 2020 General Conference delegation during our last annual conference session, and he has served on previous delegations to the jurisdictional conference.

  • Statement from North Central Jurisdiction Delegates

    General and jurisdictional delegates from the North Central Jurisdiction released a statement acknowledging and apologizing for harm to LGBTQ individuals in the past and for potential harm that could begin January 1, 2020, when the Traditional Plan goes into effect. The delegates also called for a moratorium on complaints related to same-gender weddings and LGBTQ identity and credentialing, and said they want to elect bishops in 2020 who will join in these commitments. Read press release

  • Wisconsin Conference Delegation Accepting Nominations for Episcopal Candidates

    The Wisconsin Conference Delegation has had a tradition of inviting input from United Methodists across the state as to whom it might consider to endorse as episcopal candidates for the upcoming Jurisdictional Conference. Therefore, we invite any Wisconsin United Methodist who would like to nominate an Elder to be considered for endorsement by the Delegation to please send the clergyperson’s name, along with a brief explanation of why you believe they would make a good bishop, to Don Cramer, the Delegation Secretary, by October 1, 2019.