Ballot Sixteen Results: GRANT HAGIYA ELECTED a Bishop of The United Methodist Church

July 18, 2008

July 18, 2008 7:5 p.m. / Portland OR – The results of Ballot 16 are in – 80 ballots were cast; no invalid ballots; 54 ballots needed to elect; GRANT HAGIYA ELECTED at 8:05 p.m. PDT. Thunderous and prolonged applause greeted the announcement. The new bishop took the podium and in his brief remarks thanked the California-Nevada Conference for launching him on his path to the Episcopacy; he bagan his ministry in the San Jose District.