Saints honored and no elections on day 2 of WJC2022

November 07, 2022 | by Kristen Caldwell,Selby Ewing

Saints honored and no elections on day 2 of WJC2022


Day two of Western Jurisdictional Conference in Salt Lake City brought eight ballots, introduced us to a few pieces of legislation and gave us time to honor the departed in our beloved WJ connection. Yet no new episcopal elections to announce. Here’s a recap of Day 2 (Nov. 3):

Executive session held

After eight ballots cast as of mid-afternoon, delegates were nowhere close to electing new bishops. First-elected delegates from each of the conferences met with the College of Bishops in a private session. After breaking from meeting back into the plenary session, delegates and the College decided to hold an executive session with delegates and certified episcopal candidates.

The executive session ended just before dinner and it is expected there will be an announcement about the discussion made during the first plenary session Friday morning.

More episcopal candidates gracefully withdraw

Before voting on the first ballot of the day, Ballot 3, Rev. Siosaia Fonua Tu’itahi of the California-Pacific Conference withdrew his candidacy, and he will continue his discernment process in the future.

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Kristen Caldwell serves as the Director of Communications for the Oregon Idaho Conference, UMC.
Selby Ewing is Director of Communications at the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church.