In this guest blog, Bishop Laurie Haller traces the birth of the dream that is Africa University on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
The North Central Jurisdiction offers prayers for Bishop Laurie Haller and Bishop Deborah Kiesey. Haller begins a Medical Leave on April 1, and Kiesey will provide episcopal leadership in the… Continue Reading Bishop Laurie Haller on leave
On Nov. 10-11, 2021, NCJ delegates talked about anti-racism, the future of The UMC, voted to reduce NCJ bishops by one, and also approved “The Covenant to Build BeLoved Community.”
A plan for episcopal leadership in the North Central Jurisdiction, set to end December 31, 2021, has now been extended by the Council of Bishops. Bishop David Bard will continue… Continue Reading Bard’s oversight of Minnesota Conf to continue
Bishop Laurie Haller writes that she’s always impressed by seeing how athletes deal with pressure. She praised U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles for courage in publicly acknowledging her own struggles.
The District Conference will include worship, offering, business meeting (vote on budget and district leadership) followed by a training forum by Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Conference. The registration… Continue Reading 2020 East Winds District Conference
120 bishops from around the globe held their first-ever virtual meeting. They celebrate new ways the church is in ministry during the pandemic.
Bishop Laurie Haller has always loved to write. Now she shares a book with leadership and life lessons she learned on a trip to Nepal. Learn the value of being… Continue Reading Learning to be a wanderer
When Superintendent of the Grand Rapids District, she helped raise $500,000 for the Ubuntu Centre at Africa University that recently housed visitors from Iowa.
Bishop Laurie Haller takes a personal look at an awesome global enterprise … the mission of The United Methodist Church.