BSA

The Black Staff Association of the United Methodist Church is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of black staff serving The United Methodist Church in staff positions with UMC boards, agencies, conferences, jurisdictions, and districts. BSA will work collaboratively with all segments of The United Methodist Church in order to strengthen relationships that help to equip staff to more effectively network, empower and engage missional in our communities as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our global world.

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2017-2018 BSA Officers

President
Rori Blakeney
Discipleship Ministries – Young People Ministries
rblakeney@umcdiscipleship.org

Vice President
Royya James
United Methodist Communications
rjames@umcom.org

Secretary/Treasurer
Maurita Bowie
General Commission on Religion and Race
mbowie@gcorr.org

Nominating/Program Committee Chair
John W. Coleman Jr.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
jcoleman@epaumc.org

Communications Chair
Sharon Dean
General Council on Finance and Administration
sdean@gcfa.org

Chaplain
Harris K. Tay
West Ohio Conference
htay@WOCUMC.org

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NBSF Celebrates the Election of Six Ebony Bishops

It is with great joy that the National Black Staff Forum announces that six African Americans were elected to the episcopacy during jurisdictional conferences held the week of July 10.

Four of the new bishops are women and three were elected on the first ballot – Bishop Sharma Denise Lewis, Bishop Tracey Smith Malone and Bishop Cynthia Moore Koikoi.  Bishop Frank Beard and Bishop Latrelle Easterling were elected second in their jurisdiction while Bishop Leonard Fairley was the third bishop elected in his jurisdiction.  There were 15 bishops elected in the United States which means 40% of the new class of bishops is African American.

They join five other active Ebony Bishops – Gregory V. Palmer, Julius Trimble, James Swanson, Earl Bledsoe and Jonathan Holston.

The episcopal assignments for the 2016-20 quadrennial are as follows:

Northeast

Bishop Koikoi – Western Pennsylvania

Bishop Easterling – Baltimore-Washington

Southeast

Bishop Lewis – Virginia

Bishop Fairley – Kentucky

Bishop Holston – South Carolina

Bishop Swanson – Mississippi

Northcentral

Bishop Smith Malone – East Ohio

Bishop Beard – Illinois Great Rivers

Bishop Trimble -- Indiana

Bishop Palmer – West Ohio

 

Southcentral

Bishop Bledsoe –Northwest Texas/New Mexico

 

Western

There are no active Ebony bishops.

Please covenant to keep them, their families, their episcopal areas and ministry in your prayers.

Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jul 19, 2016.

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