Rev. Jennifer Jue recently traveled to celebrate Africa University’s 30th anniversary as a donor of an endowed scholarship for women studying theology.
In this guest blog, Bishop Laurie Haller traces the birth of the dream that is Africa University on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
Bishops Sally Dyck, Laurie Haller, and Bruce Ough were honored on Thursday, November 3, as retiring bishops within the North Central Jurisdiction.
Bishop Laurie Haller of the Iowa Conference announced that she plans to retire at the end of 2022, after being on medical leave following a February 16 fall that resulted… Continue Reading Bishop Laurie Haller to retire
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’
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.
Larry and Jane Kies, missionaries serving at Africa University, talk with Bishop Laurie Haller about their greatest joys and challenges.
“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”
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.
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.