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Michigan to share Bard with Minnesota

David Bard to serve Michigan and Minnesota

Bishops David Bard, Laurie Haller, and John Hopkins are stepping in for one year to provide episcopal leadership in two areas where Bishops Bruce Ough and Sally Dyck are retiring.

Bishop releases statement on separation plan

Bishop Bard speaks from his office in Lansing

Michigan Conference Bishop David Bard released a statement today in response to, “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” a 9-page proposal announced on  January 3, 2020, that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. STATEMENT FROM BISHOP BARD Yesterday, January 2, I participated in a conference… Continue Reading Bishop releases statement on separation plan

Thoughts on the Bard-Jones Plan

Sketch artist captures the plan of General Conference.

Rev. Chris Ritter says of the Bard-Jones Plan, “They want to end our impasse by providing a means of separation.”