“Friends, please meet Bishop David Alan Bard.” As Bard can tell you, his life changed the moment those words were uttered Wednesday night. Within minutes of being elected bishop, he was taken to a room to meet with a representative of the General Council on Finance and Administration and given a packet of materials and documents to sign. What changes in day-to-day interactions for bishops following their election but before being assigned to their new conference? Christa Meland, Minnesota UMC, has the story.