Bishop's Award 2017


April 17, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Grace and peace to you in this season of Eastertide!

What a blessing it has been for me to be serving in the California-Nevada Conference in this day and age.  I am inspired by the witness of the faithful disciples of our area.  I can see why previous bishops established an award to recognize laypersons who have demonstrated outstanding service in their local church and beyond the local church. 

As we prepare for the 2017 Session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference I want to invite the clergy and laity of our conference to nominate persons whom you have observed demonstrating servant leadership in the spirit of Christ Jesus in their local church and beyond.  Please take a moment to prayerfully consider who is shining the light of Jesus among us and in the world and making a transforming difference. 

Please send your nominations to my office by emailing them to Ms. Laura Roberson, my Executive Assistant at, or mailing them to me at P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798.  Your nomination should include the person’s full name and their contact information and a 1 page narrative of why the person you are nominating should be considered for the Bishop’s Award.  Please submit your nominations by May 15, 2017.

This Bishop’s Award will be presented at the Session of Annual Conference which will be celebrated on June 21-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA. 

I look forward to hearing about our conference’s exemplary servant leaders.  I know that they represent the strong lay leaders that we are fortunate to have in our conference.

As always, you are in my prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño