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State of the Michigan Conference

Conference began at 10 am June 4

On Friday, June 4, members of the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference heard reports about benefits, finances, strategic plans, lay empowerment, trustee matters, and camp operations.

A proposal for dismantling racism

March to end racism

It will take more than good intention to dismantle institutional racism in The Michigan Conference says the Rev. Dwayne Bagley.

Virtual Michigan AC gets the job done

Mark Doyal managing the Virtual action

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference took place on screens across the state on July 26-28. Bishop David Bard presided from a studio in Lansing. The essential mission was accomplished.

Voices from virtual plenary hall

Voices like Brad Kalajainen spoke of virbrancy

Monday’s agenda for the 2020 Michigan Annual Conference included a series of voices sharing lessons and reports with invitations, challenges, and encouragement.

Conference called to antiracist action

Antiracist witness at Detroit Central UMC

The Cabinet and the Board of Justice, leaders in The Michigan Conference, offer witness and resources to help local churches prepare for persistent antiracist action in communities across the state.

2019 appointive challenges — part 2

Bishop Bard with 2018 ordinands

The Rev. John Boley, Clergy Assistant to Bishop David Bard, completes his examination of the many challenges and complexities of matching the pastors’ gifts with the needs of Michigan congregations.

Where are the new appointments?

The Cabinet continues making pastoral moves around the state. Changes in appointments of Michigan clergy are announced on this website.

Hice to serve as the Crossroads D.S.

FEBRUARY 29, 2016; LANSING MI:  Today, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey announced that the Rev. John Hice will serve as the new District Superintendent for the Crossroads District, effective July 1, 2016. 

New Kalamazoo DS

JANUARY 11, 2016; LANSING MI —  Today, Bishop Deborah Kiesey announced that Rev. Dwayne Bagley will serve as the new District Superintendent for the Kalamazoo District, effective July 1, 2016. 

New Saginaw Bay D.S.

LANSING MI:  On December 7 Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey announced the appointment of the Rev. David Kim to serve as the Superintendent of the Saginaw Bay District of the Detroit Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2016.