Rev. Schuyler Rhodes
The Rev. Schuyler Rhodes became the Superintendent of the Bridges District of the California-Nevada Annual Conference on July 1 of 2013. Prior to the Bridges District he served for thirteen years as the Pastor of Temple United Methodist Church in San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Potsdamm, and a Master of Divinity with honors from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Rhodes has also carried on graduate studies in Literature and Criticism at the State University of New York at Albany, and in Liberation Theology at Maryknoll School of Theology. Currently, Rhodes is completing his Doctor of Ministry Degree at Drew Theological School.
Aside from serving as Superintendent and as Pastor in San Francisco, Rev. Rhodes has served churches in New York City, New Jersey, and in rural New York State. His other experiences include Campus Ministry, Retreat Director, Teacher and Workshop Leader, and serving as the National Director for Peace with Justice Week. Schuyler has had extensive public speaking experience, traveling throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States. He has also served as Consultant on Peace and Justice ministries to the national office of United Methodist Women (UMW) and served for nine years as President of the Board of Directors of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization.
Rhodes has published numerous articles and monographs, as well as five books, Journey Through The Psalms, Words of Hope and Clarity, Words for a Birthing Church, Pentecost Fire: Preaching Hope in Times of Change (CSS Press) and Words to the Silence: A Book of Uncommon Prayer (Ed. Min. Press). He also wrote a regular column for Emphasis Preaching Journal for seven years.
He is married to Lisa Quoresimo and is the father of twins, Emma Elizabeth and Aaron Schuyler, age 19.