2016 Jurisdictional Conference

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NEJ College of Bishops' Statement, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Episcopal Assignments

Episcopal area assignments announced at the Northeastern Jurisdiction Conference, Friday July 15 to begin September 1:

Baltimore-Washington Conference / Washington Area — Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference / Philadelphia Area — Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Greater New Jersey Conference / New Jersey Area — Bishop John R. Schol

New England Conference / Boston Area — Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

New York Conference / New York Area — Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

Peninsula-Delaware Conference / Philadelphia Area — Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Susquehanna Conference / Harrisburg Area — Bishop Jeremiah J. Park

Upper New York Conference / Upper New York Area — Bishop Mark J. Webb

West Virginia Conference / West Virginia Area — Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball

Western Pennsylvania Conference / Pittsburgh Area — Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

Episcopal Elections

The NEJ will elect two bishops at the conference this year. To be elected, an eligible person needs to receive sixty (60) percent or more of the valid ballots cast.

Ballot #1 - No election - declared invalid due to too many votes

Ballot #2 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 71 votes;  2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 60 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 37 votes

Ballot #3 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 75 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 67 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 36 votes

Ballot #4 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 83 votes; The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 77 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 36 votes

Ballot #5 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 88 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 84 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 38 votes

Ballot #6 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 94 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 87 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 45 votes

Ballot #7 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 91 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 88 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 45 votes

Ballot #8 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 94 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 84 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 41 votes

Ballot #9 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 97 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 81 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 38 votes

Ballot #10 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 101 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 79 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 40 votes

Ballot #11The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Baltimore Washington Conference, elected. Top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi: 108 votes; 2. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 73 votes; 3. The Rev. Derrick Porter: 38 votes

Read story about Rev. Moore-Koikoi's election on the Baltimore Washington Conference web site.

Ballot #12 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 64 votes; 2. The Rev. Joseph S. Kenaston: 22 votes; 3 (tie). The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 18 votes; 3 (tie). The Rev. Derrick Porter: 18 votes

Ballot #13 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 69 votes; 2. The Rev. Joseph S. Kenaston: 25 votes; 3. The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 24 votes

Ballot #14 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 78 votes; 2. The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 30 votes; 3. The Rev. Joseph S. Kenaston: 25 votes

Ballot #15 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 87 votes; 2. The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 32 votes; 3. The Rev. Joseph S. Kenaston: 24 votes

Ballot #16 - No election - top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 92 votes; 2. The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 33 votes; 3. The Rev. Joseph S. Kenaston: 24 votes

Ballot #17The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling, New England Conference, elected. Top 3 candidates: 1. The Rev. LaTrelle Easterling: 119 votes; 2. The Rev. Rene Perez-Avalos: 39 votes; 3. The Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto: 5 votes

Read story about Rev. Easterling's election on the New England Conference web site.

To view the entire vote count visit http://www.umc.org/ballot and click the NEJ tab at the top.

Episcopal Candidates

Proposed Rules

With underlines and strike-outs    pdf file    Word file

With underlines and strike-outs, color coded (updated 7/4/2016)    pdf file    Word file

A clean copy with all changes    pdf file    Word file

Quilted by Connection

Quilted by Connection is the theme for the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference of the UMC, to be held July 11-15 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA.  Our theme logo pays homage to the culture and history of our host site and churches of the jurisdiction.

Our host site is in the center of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, well-known for Amish quilts.  Like the iconic quilts, the people of the Unite Methodist Church are a collection of spiritual and cultural expressions connected to each other to form a tapestry of beauty and functionality.  As such, the colorful quilt becomes a visual image of the diversity that is central to the identity of the churches of Northeastern Jurisdiction.

Many ideas for the final design were submitted and after months of prayerful consideration, the Compass Rose and the Lancaster Rose quilt patterns were modified to represent the ten annual conferences of NEJ.  The dominant colors bring to mind the liturgical colors of the Church year as well as the traditional fabric colors representative of the Lancaster-area Native Americans. One can see hints of the Mariner's Compass and the Guiding Star quilt patterns as well.

For Episcopal Candidates

Information Letter    Word file

Information Form    Word file

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