Last night, in the Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the 13 bishops of the United Methodist Church’s Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) received their assignments for the next four years.
Current North Georgia Bishop Lindsey Davis will be heading back home to Kentucky after 12 years in Atlanta. Bishop Mike Watson, who has served the South Georgia Conference for the past eight years, will be moving to North Georgia.
Joe Whittemore of the North Georgia Conference, chair of the SEJ Committee on the Episcopacy, announced the assignments, with Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor presiding.
Listen to the reading of the assignments below (10 min.) — or download an mp3.