Bishop Brown Receives Gavel as President of the Council of Bishops

November 03, 2014

The traditional ceremonial “passing of the gavel” from former Council of Bishops president Bishop Rosemarie Wenner (Germany), to Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. took place this morning. Bishop Brown assumed the presidency of the Council in May, but the full Council last met in November so the formal recognition will occur this morning as the Council meets in Oklahoma. Bishop Brown then delivered an address to the Council. (Photos by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications)