The North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Conference will take place this week, July 13-16, in Peoria, Illinois. This gathering will focus on discussing the mission work within our jurisdiction, adopting budgets, and electing and assigning bishops. There are currently 17 candidates and four vacancies. The first ballot will be taken at 2:30 on Wednesday, July 13, and will finish by or before Friday evening. Following the election of new bishops, assignments will be made of all newly elected and continuing NCJ bishops to the nine episcopal areas across the Upper Midwest. Assignments will be effective September 1, 2016 for the following four years.

Subscribers to our eNewsletter will be receiving daily email updates from Conference in place of our regular weekly eNews. The next regular edition of eNews will resume July 19.

There are also lots of ways to keep up-to-date on episcopal elections and latest news online:

You can also follow the balloting on your phone by texting keyword ELECTIONS to 615-933-2737, or get updates via Facebook Messenger by typing “Elections” here, and selecting NCJ for the North Central Jurisdiction.

Please pray for our Wisconsin delegates, our Director of Connectional Ministries and episcopal candidate Sam Royappa, and our entire Jursidiction during this quadrennial gathering. Please note that many of our staff members will be attending this Conference and will have limited availability this week.

Click here to learn more about our Jurisdiction and click here to learn more about Jurisdictional Conferences.