Rev. Art Scanson, a retired elder of the Dakotas Conference, has found a ministry in woodworking that is reaching bishops across The United Methodist Church. Scanson has handcrafted over 15 crosiers for bishops in the North Central Jurisdiction and for some bishops in other jurisdictions. “I have been making the crosiers for the North Central Jurisdiction since 2000. Every bishop that is elected in the North Central Jurisdiction receives one.” said Rev. Art Scanson, retired. “I have made a few for bishops in some other conferences as requested.” This year, Scanson created four crosiers for the newly elected bishops of the North Central Jurisdiction: Bishop David Bard, Michigan; Bishop Frank Beard, Illinois; Bishop Laurie Haller, Iowa; Bishop Tracy S. Malone, East Ohio. Click here to read the full story from Doreen Grosmire, Dakotas UMC.