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Acting as ‘the third person’

Angelic person

Bishop Laurie Haller talks about an unseen presence or “third person” who serves as a guide or a guardian in times when we need one the most. We can be… Continue Reading Acting as ‘the third person’

Celebrating the life of Brad Kiesey

Bishop Deb and Brad Kiesey

D. Bradley Kiesey died surrounded by family on January 27, 2021.  A memorial service will be live-streamed from Iowa City on February 17, 10 am. 

Missionaries celebrate ties to Africa University

Bishop Kiesey, missionaries, and others at AU in 2014

Larry and Jane Kies, missionaries serving at Africa University, talk with Bishop Laurie Haller about their greatest joys and challenges.

How can I keep from singing?

Laurie Haller singing with her brother

“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”

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.

Celebrating women bishops of UMC

Women bishops at GC 2019

Four of the 34 women bishops of the United Methodist Church came from Michigan. They are remembered in this summary of a book celebrating their extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit.

Bishop Haller visits Ubuntu Center

Africa University Task Force 2011 with James Salley

Seven years after the West Michigan Conference celebrated a successful $500,000 fund drive for Africa University, Bishop Laurie Haller helps dedicate the Ubuntu Centre on the AU campus in Zimbabwe.

Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

LANSING  (MIC) — Members of the General/Jurisdictional Delegations of the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences endorsed the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and the Rev. Laurie Haller as their episcopal nominees at… Continue Reading Michigan endorses two for episcopacy

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