Bishop Ward Returns to Home Conference


After eight years of serving Mississippi...

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward was assigned to her home conference during the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Ward, left North Carolina after her 2004 election to serve as resident bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference. Although traditionally unusual for bishops to be assigned to their home conferences, Bishop Ward's appointment was one of three such moves at this year's SEJ Conference. Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor returns to the Holston after eight years in South Carolina Conference Bishop-elect Young Jin Cho was assigned to his home conference of Virginia.

Bishop Ward assignment becomes effective September 1, 2012.