North Central Jurisdiction:
The United Methodist Church

Serving the upper midwest with many hands

building a world-transforming community

Our Mission

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of world. Local churches provide the most significant arena which disciple-making occurs.

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Episcopal Assignments 2024 - 2028


David Bard

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Hee-Soo Jung

Tracy S. Malone

Lanette Plambeck

Dan Schwerin


Michigan and Illinois Great Rivers

Iowa and Illinois Great Rivers

East Ohio and West Ohio


Dakotas and Minnesota

Northern Illinois and Wisconsin


Three Conferences Share Two Bishops

Bishops Bard and Bigham-Tsi will serve Michigan, Iowa
and Illinois Great Rivers


Bishop Trimble to be new

General Secretary of General Board of Church and Society

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The Mission Council supports the vision and mission of the Church and the development of models for that mission within the jurisdiction.

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United Methodist Volunteers In Mission – North Central Jurisdiction (UMVIM-NCJ) supports efforts by individuals and teams of volunteers within the NCJ who are invited by and work with the local host United Methodist Church or affiliated agency to bring Christ’s healing to situations of need.

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United Women in Faith

A community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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